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Gary Freedman's Blog – October 2009 Archive (3)

Confronting the Killer

My 27-year-old niece, Suzanne, is an accomplished, award-winning reporter for a newspaper in Arizona. She is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She writes about her ordeal in the following recent article in the Payson Roundup.

Confronting the Killer

By Suzanne Jacobson

October 16, 2009

Pink breast cancer balloons flew merrily overhead the supermarket checkout line where I wearily stood.

Pink and white ribbons hung between… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on October 23, 2009 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

The More Things Change

So it now seems that it is the Republicans who are the great friends and protectors of Medicare. As Bill Clinton would say, "Give me a break!" Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson must be rolling over in their graves. It was the Republican Party that fought tooth and nail to oppose government-sponsored health care for older Americans. And now, in the current health care debate Republicans are saying "Look to the Republican Party to preserve Medicare. It's the Democrats who want to gut the program."… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on October 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

"Why, When He Worked Here He Was Never Anything But A Smart-Ass White Boy!"

Last week, the Nobel Prize Committee announced its decision to award the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama. Many Americans were shocked. "What has he actually done? What concrete things has he accomplished to promote peace among the nations?" I would ask: Isn't it possible that because President Obama is one of our own -- he is a fellow American -- we are incapable of appreciating his greatness? Isn't it possible that only foreigners, as outsiders, can objectively measure the… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on October 13, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments



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