Wednesday, April 29, 2009

President Obama to spend 100th day in spotlight


WASHINGTON – The White House wants you to know that Wednesday is just like any other day. But for those who insist on highlighting President Barack Obama's 100th day in office, the White House will play along.

The president will mark Wednesday's milestone with two high-profile events, both designed to highlight the accomplishments of his fledgling administration.

Obama starts his day with a White House appearance with Sen. Arlen Specter, the veteran Pennsylvania Republican who is switching parties, a development the president said he was "thrilled" about. Vice President Joe Biden, who had long encouraged his former Senate colleague to become a Democrat, also planned to attend.

Later, Obama was to hold a town hall-style meeting in Arnold, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, where aides say he'll note discuss his first 100 days but also focus on moving his agenda forward. Obama returns to Washington in the afternoon to prepare for a prime-time news conference, his third since taking office.

Darrell West, director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, said the White House is smart to try to take control of the message on the 100th day.

"It's always good to play offense," West said. "If you create a vacuum, someone else is going to fill it."

Spending at least part of his 100th day on the road is keeping in step with Obama's penchant for getting out of Washington. While debate raged on Capitol Hill over his massive economic stimulus bill, Obama took his case directly to the American people, holding town hall meetings in Indiana, Florida and Illinois. When Congress passed the bill, Obama opted out of a White House signing ceremony, choosing instead to sign the bill at a Colorado science museum.

Like most of the 12 states Obama has visited in his first 100 days, Missouri is politically important. A traditional bellwether in presidential elections, Missouri went to Obama's opponent, Republican John McCain, by just a few thousand votes in 2008. Not only will Obama be eyeing Missouri in 2012, but Democrats see an opportunity to pick up another Senate seat there in 2010 when long-serving Republican Sen. Christopher Bond retires.

Obama's efforts to fix the nation's economy have drawn comparisons to President Franklin Roosevelt, who is largely responsible for the 100 days phenomenon. Roosevelt launched many of his New Deal programs during that period and, with backing from Congress, signed 15 major bills into law.

"There was a strong bipartisan effort in Congress to follow the president's lead," said David Woolner, senior vice president of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Obama hasn't had that support. His biggest legislative accomplishment — the $787 billion economic stimulus bill — passed Congress with scant Republican backing.

Woolner said the political parties have changed since Roosevelt's day, making it difficult for presidents to achieve the same level of bipartisan support Roosevelt enjoyed. Still, he said, the first 100 days remains a relevant benchmark.

"Presidents who have been successful in this period have done a good job in setting an agenda for the coming years," Woolner said.

While Obama may lack bipartisan support, he reaches his 100th day with strong public backing. An Associated Press-Gfk poll found that 64 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance and 48 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction. The "right direction" number is up 8 points since February and 31 points since October, the month before Obama's election.

But problems may lurk behind that public optimism. Ninety percent of Americans consider the economy an important issue — the most ever in an AP poll — and 65 percent said it's difficult for them and their families to get ahead.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Update on my MOM and Maddie & Tj in Fashion Ave & Fever

Thank you everyone for having a caring heart. My mom has been out of the hospital since Friday and she is getting better. Thank the Lord!!

I just wanted to share some photos I took of Madison(Maddie) and Tj in Prospect park.

Maddie in Fashion Ave

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TJ in Fashion Fever

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All together Now!!

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Good Morning, afternoon and evening for whatever time you read this..

My mother was in the Hospital this week due to high blood pressure. I was not able to update the blog and I hope you understand. She is feeling better now and will becoming home next week!!

Thank you and God Bless
Eboni!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not posing for a few days!!! Reason why..................

I will not be posting for the next few days due to an emergency in my family! Please stick with me as I will post updates next month.

Thank you to all my readers’!
Love and God Bless
Eboni

Monday, April 20, 2009

Suicide: Read This First!

Good Morning, afternoon and evening people.

Whatever time or day you read this, please understand that I'm am not trying to make anyone depress or feel uncomfortable. My post is to wake America up about what's going on in our society.

In the fall of 2008 I had to write paper for my child psychology course. There were many topics to explore and I made up my mind to write about suicide. I have to say, when I read my outline for the class 2 weeks before the paper was due, everyone was in shock. I'm not supired because many people are still in the dark when it comes to all forms of suicide.

Do you know:

For
young people 15-24 years old, suicide is the third leading cause of death.

15% of those who are clinically depressed die by suicide

1 in 65,000 children ages 10 to 14 commit suicide each year

In 2004, 32,439 people died by suicide. (CDC)

By 2010, depression will be the #1 disability in the world. (World Health Organization)

Need more facts please go to
http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=1

The reason why I'm bringing all this up?(You have to be asking yourself that question)

NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS!! I know it is the most difficult topic to discuss, believe me I had a hard time writing that paper but, at the end of the day I felt a lot better.

Here are a few warning signs

  • Ideation (thinking, talking or wishing about suicide)
  • Substance use or abuse (increased use or change in substance)
  • Puposelessness (no sense of purpose or belonging)
    Anger
  • Trapped (feeling like there is no way out)
  • Hopelessness (there is nothing to live for, no hope or optimism)
  • Withdrawal (from family, friends, work, school, activities, hobbies)
  • Anxiety (restlessness, irritability, agitation)
  • Recklessness (high risk-taking behavior)
  • Mood disturbance (dramatic changes in mood

Again I'm not doing this to make you feel sad! If you know anyone who feels like they want to take their life, get them help!

If you have any questions please look to the right side of your computer and check out the sites Under REAL LIFE ISSUES!

Thank you for reading!

GOD BLESS!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Flash back FRIDAYS'

Do you remember the 80's! The CARTOONS of the 80's! Well I just want to share some of my favorite cartoon shows with you because I love almost ever show that was on! Please let me know what's your all time favorite cartoon show while growing up!!!


Jem Opening


thundercats theme song


She-Ra opening


He-Man

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wish Me Luck Part 2

There is something in the air! Have the Doll Gods' bless me this year and making my dreams come true. For a first time EBay buyer, I found the Erin doll I been looking for over a year. Model Behavior YOUNG RICH AND BEAUTIFUL, will be minessssssssssssssss next month. Lets see what happens!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Still Winter

Yesterday was so cold and windy, I thought it was still January. I love the winter but this year, the cold has been very mean to all of us. It was the coldest winter ever! This is the first time in years that I'm looking forward to spring and to the doll show that is coming in 2 weeks. 2 WEEKS PEOPLE!

Saturday - April 25, 2009
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Barbie Goes to New York Doll Show
Best Western, Mill River Manor
173 Sunrise Highway
Rockville, Centre, NY 11570


Here is Chelsea in adidas

Saturday, April 11, 2009

WISH ME LUCK!!

I maybe getting my 5th Fashion Royalty doll Hard Act to To Follow Nadja NRFB, which is very hard to find now! Wish me the best of luck!

Now if only I can find this Erin right behind her, my life will be complete!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Moncia Jones in Spring Fashion.

Top Model Monica Jones is wearing a Fashion Fever sweater and top that came with Fashion Fever Drew and pants that came from a single clothes pack! Will she be in this year Model Moments! You have to wait and see!
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Check other doll blogs and sites!

There are some Fabulous dolls blogs and sites on the right of my blog. Please check them out I love them all, that's why the list is so long! Great Sites!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

At my Sister's house

I'm using my Sister's new computer. Its very nice system! Here is Fashion Fever Lea I bought from last year Doll Show!

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Working on my papers!

I'm finishing up the last year of school. In 2007 I took off a year because college was just getting to me. I been going non-stop all my life and never really relaxed. Between the fall of 2007 and spring 2008, I enjoyed my time off playing with my dolls, reading the bible and the Twilight saga, plus writing short stories. Now its spring 2009 and I'm here in school working on a paper. I had to take a break, too many papers and so little time. I been blogging for over a year now and realize I never really talked about myself. So if you want to know more about me, please feel free to ask me any questions. I love talking to people and I hope people love talking to me.

P.S. I have 2 new Fashion Fever Outfits, I will share photos soon. When the Internet at my home comes back up.

Love
Eboni, Nicole, StormeeJane, StormeeDoll! for the ones who talk to me, you know Who I'm!!
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