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  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/29 16:43:12 (edited)
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  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/29 21:55:56
    Tudie BN
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    B Happy !
  • LORI (a... Tudie BN 2009/07/30 22:14:58
    LORI (a new era)
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    Missed you too
  • Tudie BN LORI (a... 2009/07/31 05:09:56
    Tudie BN
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    Glad you are back ! glad
  • Tricia ... Tudie BN 2009/07/31 09:01:28 (edited)
    Tricia ~ Hope trumps hate!
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    I was having withdrawal symptoms from missing you guys.

    symptoms missing guys
  • LORI (a... Tricia ... 2009/08/01 01:26:28
    LORI (a new era)
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    i AM SO EXCITED TO GO TO PHOENIX. WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A LEAST A THREE HOUR LUNCHEON.
  • Tricia ... LORI (a... 2009/08/01 08:32:19
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    That sounds great. And remember to bring photos.
  • Tricia ... Tudie BN 2009/07/31 08:58:03
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    I love that photo. It fills me with optimism about he future of our nation.
  • Tudie BN Tricia ... 2009/07/31 14:43:00 (edited)
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/08/01 00:29:24
    Tudie BN
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    OMG Happy Hour !
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/08/04 10:14:38
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  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/08/04 10:16:51
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/08/05 18:03:45 (edited)
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  • Tudie BN Tricia ... 2009/08/31 03:03:58
    Tudie BN
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    I stole this !
  • TrueBlue 2009/06/23 15:46:16 (edited)
  • TrueBlue TrueBlue 2009/06/23 15:56:42
  • TrueBlue TrueBlue 2009/06/23 16:05:07
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  • LORI (a... TrueBlue 2009/06/23 16:19:02 (edited)
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    Obit:Doctor in dramatic 1999 South Pole rescue dies at age 57SC Gov. Sanford admits affair after going AWOL
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. – After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping aw...

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    Obit:Doctor in dramatic 1999 South Pole rescue dies at age 57SC Gov. Sanford admits affair after going AWOL
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    Delicious Digg Facebook Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print AP – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford pauses to look at his notes as he admits to having an affair during …
    Slideshow:Gov. Mark Sanford Play Video Video:South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admits affair AP By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer Jim Davenport, Associated Press Writer – 41 mins ago
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.

    "I've been unfaithful to my wife," he said in a bombshell news conference in which the 49-year-old governor ruminated aloud with remarkable frankness on God's law, moral absolutes and following one's heart. He said he spent the last five days "crying in Argentina."

    Sanford, who in recent months had been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2012, ignored questions about whether he would step down as governor.

    At least one state lawmaker called for his resignation. As a congressman, Sanford voted in favor of three of four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, citing the need for "moral legitimacy."

    The affair is now over, Sanford said, describing the woman who lives in Argentina as a "dear, dear friend" that he's known for about eight years and been romantically involved with for about a year. He said he's seen her three times since the affair began, and his wife found out about it five months ago.

    "What I did was wrong. Period," he said. His family did not attend the news conference, and his wife Jenny Sanford said she asked the governor to leave and stop speaking to her two weeks ago. The governor says he wants to reconcile, and his wife's statement said her husband has earned a chance to resurrect their marriage.

    "This trial separation was agreed to with the goal of ultimately strengthening our marriage," she said.

    Sanford denied instructing his staff to cover up his affair, but acknowledged that he told them he thought he would be hiking on the Appalachian Trail and never corrected that impression after leaving for South America.

    "I let them down by creating a fiction with regard to where I was going," Sanford said. "I said that was the original possibility. Again, this is my fault in ... shrouding this larger trip."

    Questions about Sanford's whereabouts arose early this week. For two days after reporters started asking questions, his office had said he had gone hiking on the trail.

    Cornered at the Atlanta airport by a reporter from The State newspaper, Sanford revealed Wednesday morning that he'd gone to Argentina for a seven-day trip.

    When news first broke about his mysterious disappearance, Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press she did not know where her husband had gone for the Father's Day weekend.

    Sanford emerged Wednesday afternoon at a news conference, where he mused openly of his love of hiking and how he used to guide trips along the Appalachian Trail, and eventually tearfully apologized to his wife, his staff and his friends — but without yet saying what he was apologizing for.

    "I hurt a lot of different folks," he said, occasionally choking up throughout the news conference that lasted about 20 minutes.

    With those watching still wondering what he was admitting, Sanford said: "The odyssey that we're all on in life is with regard to heart."

    Several residents said they were disappointed.

    "He shouldn't have lied to us. He should have been up straight," said college student Gerald Walker, 19, in downtown Columbia. "It's very embarrassing for someone in a leadership role that we are supposed to respect, especially me being a young guy."

    Glenn Mitchell, of Columbia, said he felt Sanford's absence showed a lack of concern for the state.

    "He left the state unattended," said Mitchell, 54, out of work recuperating from surgery. "He just hasn't been there for us."

    State Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, called for Sanford's resignation.

    "There is nothing left to save," Rutherford said. "There is no reason for him to remain as governor."

    Sanford, a former three-term congressman, was elected governor in 2002. He has more than a year remaining in his second term and is barred by state law from running again.

    The libertarian-leaning Republican was seldom a firebrand. But he was known for salting tales of family life into policy discussions.

    He criticized the $787 billion federal stimulus law and efforts by legislators to claim a share of it by saying in tough times a family would sit around the table and find ways to cut spending.

    His vocal battle against the Obama administration over the stimulus money won praise from conservative pundits, but ultimately, a state court order required him to take the money.

    Jenny Sanford, a millionaire whose family fortune comes from the Skil Corp. power tool company, has been central to Sanford's political career. She ran his congressional campaigns and his first race for governor. She was an almost daily fixture at senior staff meetings, and often could be seen driving a minivan away from the Statehouse in the mornings.

    The two met when Sanford, who has an MBA, was trying his hand on Wall Street. She was working at a brokerage house when he entered a training program.

    As governor, Sanford has had seemingly endless run-ins with the GOP-dominated Legislature, once bringing pigs to the House chamber to protest pork barrel spending. He also put a "spending clock" outside his office to show how quickly a proposed budget would spend state money.

    Sanford's announcement came a day after another prominent Republican, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, apologized to his GOP Senate colleagues after revealing last week that he had an affair with a campaign staffer and was resigning from the GOP leadership
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  • TrueBlue LORI (a... 2009/06/23 18:42:27
  • LORI (a... TrueBlue 2009/06/23 22:24:12
    LORI (a new era)
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    Yes she is.
  • LORI (a... LORI (a... 2009/06/24 22:54:13 (edited)
    LORI (a new era)
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    Girls we need this!! girls
  • onlyone... LORI (a... 2009/06/27 05:54:07
    onlyonetigger
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    Apply generously.... :)
  • Tudie BN onlyone... 2009/06/27 11:56:06
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/02 16:15:58 (edited)
    Tudie BN
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    Where did this poll go ???????????????
    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/02 16:17:30
    Tudie BN
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    MY poll disappeared , I can't e-mail Lori or Pt !!!!! How Come ??????? poll disappeared e-mail lori pt
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/04 02:28:21
  • LORI (a... Tudie BN 2009/07/08 21:11:32
    LORI (a new era)
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    What happened Tudie i hope it is fixed . stoopeed by for a second miss all of you a lot.
  • Tudie BN LORI (a... 2009/07/08 22:05:46
    Tudie BN
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    Sorrry I missed you , I believe it was because they were working on sodahead .
  • Tudie BN LORI (a... 2009/07/09 13:59:15
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    http://www.sodahead.com/quest...
    Sarah Palin Can't Quit Quitting by David NYC?
  • Tudie BN LORI (a... 2009/07/24 23:27:23
    Tudie BN
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    It's party time again ! party
  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/15 14:48:58
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    Senate bill fines people refusing healthSenate bill fines people refusing health coverage coverage
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR – Jul 2, 2009


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

    The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.

    In a revamped health care system envisioned by lawmakers, people would be required to carry health insurance just like motorists must get auto coverage now. The government would provide subsidies for the poor and many middle-class families, but those who still refuse to sign up would face penalties.

    Called "shared responsibility payments," the fines would be set at least at half the cost of basic medical coverage, according to the legislation. The goal is to nudge people to sign up for coverage when they are healthy, not ...

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    Senate bill fines people refusing healthSenate bill fines people refusing health coverage coverage
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR – Jul 2, 2009


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

    The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.

    In a revamped health care system envisioned by lawmakers, people would be required to carry health insurance just like motorists must get auto coverage now. The government would provide subsidies for the poor and many middle-class families, but those who still refuse to sign up would face penalties.

    Called "shared responsibility payments," the fines would be set at least at half the cost of basic medical coverage, according to the legislation. The goal is to nudge people to sign up for coverage when they are healthy, not wait until they get sick.

    In 2008, employer-provided coverage averaged $12,680 a year for a family plan, and $4,704 for individual coverage, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey. Senate aides, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said the cost of the federal plan would be lower but declined to provide specifics.

    The legislation would exempt certain hardship cases from fines. The fines would be collected through the income tax system.

    The new proposals were released as Congress neared the end of a weeklong July 4 break, with lawmakers expected to quickly take up health care legislation when they return to Washington. With deepening divisions along partisan and ideological lines, the complex legislation faces an uncertain future.

    Obama wants a bill this year that would provide coverage to the nearly 50 million Americans who lack it and reduce medical costs.

    In a statement, Obama welcomed the legislation, saying it "reflects many of the principles I've laid out, such as reforms that will prohibit insurance companies from refusing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and the concept of insurance exchanges where individuals can find affordable coverage if they lose their jobs, move or get sick."

    The Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions bill also calls for a government-run insurance option to compete with private plans as well as a $750-per-worker annual fee on larger companies
    that do not offer coverage to employees.

    Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said in a letter to colleagues that their revised plan would cost dramatically less than an earlier, incomplete proposal, and help show the way toward coverage for 97 percent of all Americans.

    In a conference call with reporters, Dodd said the revised bill had brought "historic reform of health care" closer. He said the bill's public option will bring coverage and benefit decisions driven "not by what generates the biggest profits, but by what works best for American families."

    The Congressional Budget Office, in an analysis released Thursday evening, put the net cost of the proposal at $597 billion over 10 years, down from $1 trillion two weeks ago. Coverage expansions worth $645 billion would be partly offset by savings of $48 billion, the estimate said.

    However, the total cost of legislation will rise considerably once provisions are added to subsidize health insurance for the poor through Medicaid. Those additions, needed to ensure coverage for nearly all U.S. residents, are being handled by a separate panel, the Senate Finance Committee. Bipartisan talks on the Finance panel aim to hold the overall price tag to $1 trillion.

    The Health Committee could complete its portion of the bill as soon as next week, and the presence of a government health insurance option virtually assures a party-line vote.

    In the Senate, the Finance Committee version of the bill is unlikely to include a government-run insurance option. Bipartisan negotiations are centered on a proposal for a nonprofit insurance cooperative as a competitor to private companies.

    Three committees are collaborating in the House on legislation expected to come to a vote by the end of July. That measure is certain to include a government-run insurance option.

    At their heart, all the bills would require insurance companies to sell coverage to any applicant, without charging higher premiums for pre-existing medical conditions. The poor and some middle-class families would qualify for government subsidies to help with the cost of coverage. The government's costs would be covered by a combination of higher taxes and cuts in projected Medicare and Medicaid spending.
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  • Tudie BN Tudie BN 2009/07/03 23:38:06
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    I been here 3 times looking for a party !
    LOL
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