***I've had Mom with me for the last couple of days. She had a bleed behind one of her eyes and had to have an Avastin injection. I've been putting antibiotic in it for her. She's doing well, thank God. They think it was due to the high blood pressure when she had her TIA a few weeks ago. She didn't even know anything was wrong, she was in for a routine visit when they discovered the bleed. I'm so glad she didn't postpone that appointment!
***If you didn't already have a reason to throw up this morning, here's a list of the "leaders" Obama is meeting with regarding the "fiscal cliff."
President Obama and Vice President Biden met with leaders of civil rights and civic organizations to discuss negotiations over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. The meeting lasted over an hour, and participants spoke to reporters outside the West Wing after they wrapped up.
Per the White House, expected attendees included:
* Peter Berns, The Arc
* Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK
* Chad Griffin, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
* Wade Henderson, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)
* Deepa Iyer National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
* Ben Jealous, NAACP
* Marc Morial, National Urban League
* Janet Murguia, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
* Barry Rand, AARP
* Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising.org
* Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network (NAN)
* Aaron Smith, Young Invincibles
* Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners
Really, do I need to add anything?
***Trumka blames Romney for Hostess collapse. This guy is such a blowhard idiot. I mean really. No blame at all for the unions who caused this.
“[Obama] gets to blame Romney, Bain Capital and the Republicans for the fact that the company’s failed. And at the same time he gets to blame capitalism, crony capitalism. That’s Trumka’s word here. Crony capitalism, Bain-style, Wall Street vultures,” Limbaugh said, according to a show transcript. “See, you and I, we sit here, we hear that, we say nobody is gonna believe that, until we stop and realize that over half the country already thinks it.”
***Medical giant Stryker cuts 1170 jobs, citing Obamacare. Yeah yeah yeah...it's the evil capitalists to blame, not the petty, vindictive little Socialist.
***The president knew the truth, lied, and the press yawns. What a circus.
***Hmmm...socialite who brought down Petraeus dined at the White House three times this year. Nothing to see here, move along...
Born in 1983 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA, Jessica has learned to live her life with her feet. Born without arms and all doctors did not know why.
There were many questions at the time about whether Jessica would be able to live a “normal” life. However, Jessica’s father has said he never shed a tear about her birth condition. He had full confidence in her potential.
With the support of her parents and family, Jessica became confident in herself as an adult and continued to explore the world with her feet.
As a child, Jessica studied dance in her home town. When the first performance arrived, she asked to be put in the back row. Her dance teacher told her there was no back row. Tentatively she took the stage with the other students and performed her routine. When she finished, the applause from the audience gave her encouragement and the confidence to continue dancing for 14 years.
Jessica’s parents eventually met a Taekwondo instructor named Jim Cunningham. His response when told of her birth condition was that she would be more than physically able and that only her attitude could hold her back. At the age of 14, Jessica earned her first Black Belt in the International Taekwondo Federation.
After graduating from high school, Jessica attended the University of Arizona where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When talking about her degree, she frequently explains that psychology credits the way people think has a greater impact on their lives than a physical limitation.
Jessica’s most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
Jessica now works as a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and encouraging people to be creative and innovative with the mantra “Think outside the shoe.”
By Jessica CoxSo, the next time you are ready to tell yourself, “I can’t…” remember this amazing young woman.
***“Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.” ~~ Lily
***Have a great day!