Monday, July 31, 2017

Yeah, Pictures Really Are Worth Millions Of Words!

These Disgusting, Inexcusable, Despicable LIES!

Repeal and Replace is what McCain, Collins and Murkowski told their voters. THEY LIED!

A Great Triumph Deserves Great Praise!

C'mon! Let's Put The Spotlight Where It Belongs!

OK, so Republicans of the House Judiciary Committee have now gone ahead and drafted a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, asking them to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the 2016 elections.

To distinguish this from the current special counsel (Robert Mueller, assigned to investigate matters surrounding the election) this request calls for an investigation into the “actions taken by previous public figures like Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

All we can say is "What took them so long? Huh?"

It's Probably Never Been More True Than Now . . .

You'll Never Guess What's On The Telly, Chum!

BBC comedy depicting brides of terrorists in a spoof reality show-style sketch has been criticized for being "insensitive". So, it may be politically incorrect. Who cares?!

OUCH! You Won't Believe Who's FIRED Now!

President Donald Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. This comes a little more than a week after the former financier was named to the post, three White House officials said on Monday.
This has to be one of the shortest tenures on record.
Sources say the change came at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly, who started Monday. It's not clear whether Scaramucci might take on a new role after leaving the communications job. It was not immediately clear who would take over the position, either.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

C'mon! Let's Put The Pressure On Them NOW!

Maybe THIS Will Teach 'Em All A Lesson!

That look you get after screwing the people on health care, then learning Trump is cutting back yours!

We'll Just Leave This Right Here . . . OK?

Another Story They Simply Refuse To Report!

We've Warned You: Don't Mess With THIS Guy!

Gov. Chris Christie got in the face of a Cubs fan at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sunday.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Another Story The Media Won't Tell You . . .

Today, President Donald J. Trump demonstrated his dedication to America’s heroes of tomorrow by announcing his second-quarter salary will be donated to the Department of Education. The funds will be used to host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-focused camp for students. This announcement is the latest step that President Trump has taken in order to inspire interest in the STEM related areas of study and ensure that Americans are being trained for the jobs of the future.

President Trump and Secretary DeVos
Earlier in the year, President Trump signed the INSPIRE Act which encourages NASA to have women and girls participate in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and to pursue careers in aerospace. He also signed the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act which aims to enable the National Science Foundation to support women in the sciences.

Additionally, the Trump Administration further established its commitment to empowering the American worker during Workforce Development week in June. Throughout the week, the administration took steps to support our nation’s workforce including announcing plans to make apprenticeship programs more available and ensuring the effective spending of workforce development funds.

Since taking office, President Trump has been donating his quarterly salary to initiatives of national signifigance. In Quarter 1, President Trump donated his salary to the Department of Interior, and the funds went to the National Park Service to aid in its goal of preserving our country’s national security.

This Is NO Fight For The Short Winded: Avanti!


Here is a very special message from


Just after midnight this morning, Senator John McCain cast the decisive NO vote.

A last ditch “skinny” bill to repeal portions of Obamacare (and defund Planned Parenthood for one year) failed to pass 51-49. Had McCain voted yes, Vice President Mike Pence was available to break a potential tie vote.

Two other Republicans (Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins) also voted no. Recall that Murkowski and McCain BOTH voted for partial repeal in 2015. And don’t forget this campaign ad last year that boldly stated: “John McCain is leading the fight to stop Obamacare.”

Apparently John McCain no longer approves that message.

So what’s next?

Republicans are in the hot seat. They promised again and again to repeal Obamacare. The House did their job. They’ve now tried several versions in the Senate. They tried the same repeal that they passed in 2015. They tried a modified repair and replace (BCRA). They also tried this skinny repeal.

So far Republicans are batting .000 on health care.

CV supported passage of this bill, hoping that the inevitable conference process with the House would produce a viable repeal and replace plan. Negotiations continue and it's still possible that Senate Republicans could propose a new bill that gets majority support. But failing that, Democrats are salivating at the prospect of entering negotiations this fall to bail out their insurance company cronies.

What can we do?

THE TRUTH: Republicans deserve most of the blame here. They’ve spent months haggling over how to repeal one of the worst laws in American history. People are suffering. Families want help. And Republicans have failed to deliver.

But Democrats also deserve blame. Even vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year in states won by Trump did NOTHING. They sat on their hands and played politics. They provided cover for Planned Parenthood. And they danced with glee last night when a very modest compromise effort was defeated.

So come next year -- these puppets of Chuck Schumer need to be defeated.

Imagine a Senate with 2, 3, or even 5 more senators dedicated to patient-centered health care reform, protecting religious liberty, and providing real school choice for Catholic families.

Imagine if our entire agenda wasn't dependent on barely squeaking by with 1 or 2 votes. That's why 2018 is so important.

McCain, Murkowski, and Collins dealt the decisive blow last night. But pro-abortion Catholic Democrats in swing states must also be exposed and sent into retirement. And unlike McCain and Co., they’re up for re-election next year.

In fact, 10 Democrat Senators in states won by Trump are running for re-election next year.

We need to understand this a long fight.

And there’s plenty of time still left on the clock.

We voted and we want results.

And we won’t rest until we get it done.
Brian Burch, President
Catholic Vote

You Can't Help But Love These Kids, Honest!

PYO students participating in summer 2017 NYO-cropped

Seven students in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) were selected to participate in this summer’s National Youth Orchestra (NYO) by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The Institute has brought together 115 outstanding young musicians, 16-19 years of age, from across the country to form the NYO of 2017. This summer’s program culminates in the orchestra’s first-ever tour of Latin America, with performances in Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia.

Photographed here are the seven PYO students from left to right, (back row): Joy Zhao (cello) from Chalfont, PA in her second year as a NYO member; Fiyi Adebekun (violin) from Lansdale, PA, Isabella Egawa (violin) from Bala Cynwyd, PA, Allyson Cohen (violin) from Narberth, PA and (front row): Conor McAvinue (viola) from Wilmington, DE, Daniel Kim (clarinet) from Skillman, NJ and Johnny May (violin) from Penn Valley, PA.

Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency at Purchase College, State University of New York, these gifted teenage musicians embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, serving as America’s dynamic music ambassadors.

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra shared his enthusiasm about this opportunity for the students. “We are very proud to have seven of our students selected to participate in this year’s National Youth Orchestra,” he said. “Each of these students are very talented, and we are pleased that they will have these expansive experiences to further enhance their music education, their worldly knowledge and future careers.”

About the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra:

Entering its 78th year, training tomorrow’s leaders, the renowned Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization, led by President and Music Director, Maestro Louis Scaglione, is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected community music education and youth orchestra performance programs, providing talented young musicians from across the tri-state area with exceptional musical training. Students go on to excel in many diverse fields, and it is with pride that Philadelphia Youth Orchestra notes that many members of the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra are alumni. The organization is comprised of six program ensembles designed to meet specific needs and experience levels of students selected through a competitive audition process. 
The anchor group is the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), conducted by President and Music Director Louis Scaglione, featuring 120 gifted instrumentalists who range in age from 14-21. 
Young musicians 12-18 years old are featured in PYO’s companion ensemble, the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, which is led by Director and Conductor Maestra Rosalind Erwin, who is Music Director and Conductor of Drexel University Orchestra. 
Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), directed by Maestro Kenneth Bean, is a beginning to intermediate-level full symphonic orchestra that provides most students with their first introduction to large orchestral playing featuring students age 10-17 years old. 
Bravo Brass, directed by Curtis Institute Dean of Faculty and Students, Paul Bryan, is an all brass ensemble for promising middle and high-school instrumentalists. 
PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM Young Artistsensembles provide string large ensemble and sectional master class instruction for beginning and intermediate musicians ages 6-14. The director and conductor of PRYSM is Gloria DePasquale, cellist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and conductor of PRYSM Young Artists is Andrea Weber. 
Tune Up Philly (TUP) is PYO’s engagement program, directed by Paul Smith, that focuses on creating and inspiring true community by providing children in under-resourced communities with invaluable opportunities to learn and perform a differentiated orchestral music curriculum.

About the National Youth Orchestra: Established by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in 2013, NYO-USA shines a spotlight on the depth of talent found among young instrumentalists across the United States. Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the finest young musicians from across the country (ages 16-19) to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Since its inception in 2013, the National Youth Orchestra of the USA’s international touring program has included triumphant debuts in Russia, China, and cultural capitals across Europe. In 2017, NYO’s first-ever Latin America tour takes place from July 26 through August 4 with orchestra performances in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogotá, Colombia, including side-by-side musical collaborations with fellow young musicians in all three tour countries.

Now This Is A Great Dining Deal - WOW!

Yes, Saluting Those Who Most Deserve It . . .

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Well, It Seemed Very Impressive To Us . . .

President Trump addressing the recent Boy Scout Jamboree with an audience of 40,000 scouts.
BTW: President Trump's predecessor NEVER attended a single Boy Scout Jamboree during his eight years in office.

OK, Let The Message Sink In, Right NOW!

More News That Big Media Hide From You . . .

President Trump's latest Big Announcement from the White House -- great news for American workers and the economy!

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Who's The BIGGER Problem? You'll Be Surprised!

Voters are now more likely to believe Republicans in Congress are the bigger problem for President Trump than Democrats are.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters believe congressional Republicans are a bigger problem for the president, while 36% believe Democrats are the bigger problem. A sizable 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

(Want a free daily email update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 & 23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

'For All Who Support Troops, Value Defense'

Here is a special message from Eagle Forum:

Eagle Forum applauds President Trump’s wise move announced today to restrict transgender persons from the American military.

The politically correct mandate previously imposed on the military by the Obama administration was harmful to readiness and a significant drain on limited military funds. It was to use taxpayer dollars to pay for expensive “gender-reassignment” surgery and life-long hormone therapy for persons suffering from gender-dysphoria — a psychological condition involving confusion about gender identity. Leaders of the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps had initially asked for a two year delay in implementation of the Obama mandate.

President Trump’s action protects America’s military personnel from the imposition of an irrational social experiment that would have taken time and money from the primary assignment of the military — to protect our nation from aggressors. It is a boost to the morale not only of the military but to all Americans who support our troops and value national defense.

Eunie Smith

Eunie Smith
Eagle Forum President

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As Always . . . The Lady Knew All Along!

They Say They Like HIM More Than THEM

Over six months into the Trump presidency, Republican voters still say they relate more to the president’s political views than those of their party's representatives in Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters say that when it comes to major issues facing the nation, their views are closest to Republicans in Washington, including 33% who are more aligned with Trump and just 12% who relate more to the average Republican in Congress. 

Forty-four percent (44%) of all voters say their views are more closely aligned with the average congressional Democrat when it comes to major issues facing the nation. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 20 & 23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Hurry, This Great Deal Is Almost Over!

A Depiction Unlike Anything You've Seen Before!

Philadelphia Archbishop Chares J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over the blessing and dedication of Pennsylvania’s first Homeless Jesus statue at Saint John’s Hospice (SJH), a ministry of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

For over 45 years, SJH has provided crucial and life-sustaining services with dignity, respect, and compassion. Each weekday, this outreach ministry provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 325 men as well as case management services, on-site nursing services, daily showers, and mailroom services for over 900 men. Each year, it provides residential services for over 250 men transitioning from homelessness to independent living in the community.

The life-size bronze statue was sculpted by world-renowned Canadian artist Mr. Timothy P. Schmalz, and commissioned by The George C. Beyer Family.

Monday, July 31, 2017
11:30 a.m.
Saint John’s Hospice
1221 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Homeless Jesus statue has been installed in more than 50 cities worldwide, the most prominent location being in front of the Papal Office of Charities at the Vatican. The statue represents the presence of Christ among the most marginalized and vulnerable members of society. It depicts the Savior, shrouded in a blanket with His face covered, lying on a park bench. Wounds from the crucifixion are visible on the statue’s bare feet. The statue measures 3 feet high, 2 feet deep and 7 feet long, and is located at SJH where homeless men daily enter for a noon meal.

Mr. Schmalz and members of The George C. Beyer Family will attend the blessing and dedication, along with Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services in the Archdiocese.

In addition, Mr. Schmalz will offer remarks about his various pieces of art depicting the Corporal Works of Mercy enumerated in Matthew 25: 31-40. Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, will also offer remarks about those served through the charitable ministries of the Archdiocese including SJH.

Following the conclusion of the blessing and dedication, Archbishop Chaput, Mr. Schmaltz, and the benefactor Ms. Karen Beyer will serve a hot noon meal to approximately 300 needy and homeless men from the SJH Day Service Program.
Note: To learn more about Saint John’s Hospice, please visit To learn more about Mr. Timothy P. Schmalz, please visit

Well, Don't Say They Never Warned You . . .

From our friends at Save Jersey:
Law enforcement unions in New Jersey haven’t been big fans of the Christie Administration which, most recently, shot down a controversial plan to give police and fire unions direct control of their pension programs.
But former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerick took to Facebook late Tuesday night and warned the police community that things could get “ten times worse” if Phil Murphy (D-Goldman Sachs) and his newly anointed lieutenant governor selection Sheila Oliver get themselves elected:
Kerik did not elaborate on his specific concerns; New Jersey’s police and firefighter unions have already backed the Democrat nominee.
The Newark, New Jersey native went from being George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Secretary nominee in 2004 to a federal prisoner in 2010,  having plead guilty to 8 charges including tax fraud and false statements. An epic fall from grace and approximately 3 1/2 years in prison turned him into a crusader for criminal justice reform.
There’s no denying the Democrat Party’s decidedly anti-police tilt in the “black lives matter” era; this year’s N.J. Democrat gubernatorial primary field consistently expressed solitary with the notorious anti-police organization.
Phil Murphy’s official campaign website criticizes the criminal justice system for “disproportionately target[ing] communities of color.
Oliver, a former Democrat Assembly speaker, nevertheless drew the ire of BLM in recent months for proposing legislation to mandate teaching school-age children how to interact with police.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Time Is Here, Do It And Do It NOW!

Dan Weber, founder and CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), is calling on Republican Senators to do what they have long promised their constituents: repeal Obamacare. If they fail to do so on, he is warning, they will soon face electoral consequences.

Mr. Weber said in a statement:

“Americans have been victimized by the Affordable Care Act. We now have loss of coverage, huge rate increases, higher deductibles, and tax penalties. And the worst is yet to come with state exchanges at risk of imploding and millions of people scrambling to be covered or risk having no insurance at all.

“With the redistribution of income and the dramatic expansion of government, Obamacare is part of the progressive assault on America’s economy. It is a war of socialism on free enterprise. Just this Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, ‘Single payer health care is on the table.’ If the GOP can’t pass Obamacare repeal, the Democrats will work to make Obamacare more burdensome on private companies.

“President Trump was elected and the GOP secured control of both the House and the Senate because conservatives promised repeal of Obamacare. It’s that simple. The American people in 2016 decided we wanted to get rid of government’s growing control over our medical care, our businesses, our money, and our choices. GOP Senators owe it to their constituents to follow through.”

For more information on AMAC: Dan Weber is the CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), the largest conservative due-paying member association in the United States with a membership of over one million seniors. Weber founded the organization in 2007 as an alternative to AARP.
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Maybe You Can Understand . . . Maybe You Cant.

Naked Bike Riders: Get Ready, Get Set . . .

Here is a special message from the Philly Naked Bike Ride:

We are 45 days away from the 9th Annual Philly Naked Bike Ride!! We ride again on September 9, 2017. Pre-ride festivities will start at 3 pm, and we ride at 5 pm! Follow us on social media for all updates! The starting location will be announced 24 hours before the event. We will send out a newsletter 24 hours prior with all the Need To Know info for the ride!

We ride to advocate for cycling as a major form of transport, to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, and to advocate for body positivity!

RSVP to the Facebook event, and share:

** A part of the Philly Naked Bike Ride's experience is to get painted! Whether it be by our lead body painter Matt, in the Pollock splatter style, our body painters with your personal message and requests, or at the DIY paint station with your friends, we always need your support in purchasing supplies. Help us get there with a donation to our GoFundMe, every bit helps:

** Amtrak Discount
Amtrak is offering a 10% Discount off their best fares for PNBR riders to and from 30th St. Station, Philadelphia, which will be near the route of the ride. Complete details are on the FAQ page at at this link: or look on our Google Group:!forum/phillynbr

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OMG! How Did THIS Happen? How And Why?

Monday, July 24, 2017

An 'Invisible' Disability Is Nonetheless Real!

New Jersey Governor Christie has signed “Charlie’s Law,” legislation sponsored by State Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) that creates civil penalties for preventing a person with a service animal from accessing a public facility.
Sen. Diane Allen’s “Charlie’s Law” creates civil penalties for preventing a person with a service animal from accessing a public facility. (Flickr)
“Charlie’s Law” (S-2662) is named after a service dog who was denied access to an airport while assisting his owner, Ben Shore, a Cherry Hill teen who is on the autism spectrum and suffers from panic attacks.

Charlie was ordered out of the airport by an employee who did not believe that he was a service dog. That is completely unacceptable, not to mention illegal. Just because a disability is ‘invisible’ doesn’t mean it isn’t real,” Senator Allen said. “Charlie’s Law will empower law enforcement to respond immediately, so that people who are discriminated against in this way get the swift justice they deserve.”

A person who violates Charlie’s Law, in addition to any other relief or affirmative action provided by law, will be liable to a civil penalty of no less than: $250 for the first violation; $500 for the second violation; and $1,000 for the third and each subsequent violation.

Under current law, any person with a disability accompanied by a service or guide dog trained by a recognized training agency or school is entitled, with his dog, to access all public facilities.

To enforce the current statute, the Division of Civil Rights has to conduct an investigation, which is a lengthy process that often isn’t ever finished. “Charlie’s Law” requires local law enforcement to issue a summons and the municipal court would have authority to impose the penalty.

Under “Charlie’s Law,” the penalty assessed will be appropriated to the Department of Law and Public Safety to fund educational programs for law enforcement officers on the right of a person with a disability to have a service or guide dog in a place of public accommodation. The law also requires the Attorney General to establish a public awareness campaign to inform the public about the provisions of the bill.

“Service animals allow people with disabilities to live healthy, safe and independent lives. They are not a luxury,” Senator Allen added. “Anyone who blocks someone with a service animal from entering a public space must be held accountable. I am hopeful that Charlie’s Law will also help prevent these acts of discrimination and raise awareness of this issue statewide. “

Don't Be Fooled: Things Haven't REALLY Changed!

Helping Them -- And Doing It Without Delay!

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to help monitor the availability of beds in New Jersey’s mental health and addiction treatment facilities is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.
The Governor signed Sen. Diane Allen’s legislation to help improve access to addiction and mental health treatment. (Wikimedia Commons)
“Access to treatment facilities is vital to our mission of combating the opioid epidemic, as well as treating mental health in New Jersey,” Senator Allen said. “This measure will ensure our residents and healthcare professionals have up-to-date access to information on how many beds are available at treatment centers across the state.”

The legislation, S-2466, requires the development and maintenance of a data dashboard report which will track the number of open beds that are available in the state for individuals in need of mental health or substance abuse treatment. The new law requires any facility that receives state or county funding for short or long-term treatment to submit this data so the dashboard can be updated daily.

Information regarding the number of open beds will be prominently displayed on the Departments of Human Services website and will be made available upon request to the public through the statewide 2-1-1 phone system. Based on the daily information, the dashboard report will include the address, phone number and type of service provided for each facility that reports that it has beds available.

“This gets all of the necessary information into the hands of those who need it the most,” Senator Allen said. “We need to help people obtain the treatment they need as quickly as possible.”

She's Had Enough, She's Fightin Back, Good For Her!

From the person who posted this video clip on YouTube: "My parents happened to drive by NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio doing a photo-op in their Queens neighborhood, and my mother decided to pull over to tell him exactly what she thinks of him and the job he's doing."

And there's more. The lesson here is simple: Speak up; fight back; don't take anymore of their crap!
"She pounced as the mayor was leaving, he started to walk towards her and then fled. CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer has more."

Sunday, July 23, 2017

OMG! We're Shocked, We Tell You . . . SHOCKED!

This Guy's LOVE Really Knows No Bounds!

What's wrong with admiring. respecting, cheering-on and actually LOVING the person you work for, huh?
We say nothing's wrong wit it. Nothing!

A Short But Exceptionally Meaningful Life . . .

Remembering A Remarkable Public Figure . . .

I remember the weekend 20 years ago that Princess Diana was killed in that awful car crash in Paris.
I was at home when the news hit and I was still working as the Associate Executive Director for Communication and Public Affairs at the Philadelphia Bar Association. Being a public relations practitioner, the first thing that came into my mind was the enormity of the news -- the fact that this would be a mammoth, worldwide story.
I knew that Diana had an huge fan base -- that she had touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. And even though I must honestly say that I never counted myself as one of those who was particularly taken with Diana, I understood the intrinsic appeal of this woman who came into royalty at such a young age and who had been expected to become the Queen of England. In fact, my own daughter still has a Princess Diana wedding doll with Diana miniaturized in her elaborate wedding gown. Diana was indeed a certified icon, with or without the royal trappings.
In fact, Diana's vulnerability amidst her many problems and tortuous divorce seemed to make her that much more accessible, creating what may have been the first global phenomenon of the information age.
So, as soon as I heard the news, my PR instincts took over and I set out to find lawyers who could comment on the legal implications of Diana's tragic death in an automobile accident in France amidst what appears to have been a wild chase involving the paparazzi. What really happened? Who might be liable for the death? How would this all be sorted out? What was the law regarding such matters in France? What might the legal implications be?
As luck would have it, during the same period the Philadelphia Bar Association was hosting a conference featuring lawyers from throughout the world (including France) in Philadelphia. I was quickly able to arrange interviews between these lawyers and members of the local media, shedding light on such questions and issues. I was also able to arrange interviews with British lawyers and media reps. I had found what we in PR call a "local peg" to an international story.
The next few days were very, very busy days for me and I like to think I scored major points with members of the local press corps -- a sort of PR person's dream-come-true (even if you're only as good as your last media "hit).
Of course, the capstone of the week (in addition to Diana's funeral and the attendant outpouring of grief) was the unprecedented personal appearance of the Queen on TV to comment on Diana's passing. The worldwide audience for that event was staggering.
For my own part, I think the Queen handled the situation quite well. I remember being struck by the Queen's lovely blue eyes and wondered why she hadn't appeared on TV more often. But then again, I remembered that she was, after all, The Queen.
Here are the Queen's comments:

She Remains An Enduring, Enchanting Figure . . .

Saturday, July 22, 2017

They Really DO Appear To Be Clueless, Yes?

It's Beyond Outrageous -- It's Actually Blood-Thirsty!

Sean Hannity said that comedian Rosie O'Donnell has joined the long list of Hollywood celebrities who fantasize about the president's death.
Hannity said O'Donnell posted a link to a video game allowing users to kill President Trump by pushing him off a cliff, into a volcano or into an open manhole in New York.
"[She's] rooting for violence against the president of the United States," Hannity said.
He also recounted several other incidents involving O'Donnell's fellow actors wishing harm or failure on Trump.
Hannity said Mickey Rourke threatened to beat Trump with a bad, while rapper Snoop Dogg staged a mock execution of a Trump-like figure for a music video.

When We Hardly Take Note Of This . . .

Then, we're in REAL Trouble!

US, France, Venezuela, Russia Top Blog Views

Pageviews by Countries - Week of 7/15

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
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WOW! More than 12,000 pageviews this week!