Friday, January 15, 2010

The President's Health Care Bill

Once the healthcare bill passes, no longer will Americans fear losing their health coverage if they want to make a move or lose their job.
Everyone will always have access to health benefits. This is a new way of thinking for all of us. Keeping a job just to have benefits will not exist. This will allow more upward mobility in our population. This is only my opinion.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Elite Advantage Card for Steppers

The Elite Advantage Card is here, and trust me, the picture does it no justice. The card is made with a metallic silver background, silver frosted tip VIP numbers (like those on a credit card ... you can't see this feature on the picture), and a signature strip on the back for personalization. The design features the Chicago skyline in the background, paying homage to Steppin's roots, but the network is Nationwide. ChiStepper will work daily to expand our Elite Advantage Card offerings and make the card more attractive to both national and local audiences.

The purpose of the card is to offer the Steppin' Community exclusive discounts and access to services that they'd most likely have to pay full price for. Now when you go to a Workshop, Private Steppers Lesson, Steppers Party, or even a local business, you can flash your Elite Advantage Card and receive a discount or related Special Offer. ChiStepper will also hold raffles and giveaways which will only be available to Elite Advantage Card holders.

We've launched with a solid list of participants offering a variety of discounts, including: Charnice Simmons, Dre & Company, Keith Hubbard, Sunshine Haywood, and Tyk Myn, businesses like Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, and parties like Ken Bedford's Afterwork Networking and Steppers Affair, The Majestic Gents, DeJa Vu and the Sam Chatman,, and Dre & Company Capricorn Ball. Speaking of the Capricorn Ball, the first 10 people to purchase the card GET IN FREE! ChiStepper also has verbal commitments from VIP Productions, Lady Margaret, and others who are still creating their promotions!

The Card costs $25, but that's a small price if you consider the savings, exclusive access, and prize participation activities that you'll benefit from for an entire year. That's right, the Card doesn't expire until December 31st, 2010. To purchase the card and see all of the promotions, CLICK HERE or check out the main navigation link titled "Elite Advantage Card" above, and make sure to check out the drop down menu where the various promotional categories are hosted.

If you're a promoter, instructor, or business owner in any state and you'd like to participate, email to request a brief enrollment form where you can create a promotion. It's totally free to enroll and offer a promotion. Steppers, check the lists daily to see the new additions. If there is a certain discount category and/or group that you'd like to participate, let us know and we'll go after them.
Be part of the Elite Club and don't forgot, the first 10 purchases will get FREE ADMISSION to the Sam Chatman,, and Dre & Company Capricorn Ball at the MultiMillion dollar establishment, Alhambra Palace. That's a $15 savings for a $25 card ... can you beat that? Purchase the card by CLICKING HERE.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

President Obama's town hall question-of-the-year

The question of the year was asked by a little boy during a Louisiana town hall meeting. He asked the president, " Why do people hate you so much?"
The president seemed shocked. I was shocked but blessed by the truth that can touch children. Out of the mouths of babes, huh?
The president told him he was not hated and that he got a lot of votes.
Adults have to tell children that. But don't think for one moment that we all weren't waiting to hear the answer. Adults are too ashamed to ask such simple questions.
But why would a fourth grade boy think that people hate the president? I wonder where he got that idea? Anyone?

Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama says he'll accept Nobel as 'call to action' - Yahoo! News

Obama says he'll accept Nobel as a call to action - Yahoo! News
I am glad the president won the Nobel prize. It was pleasant news to me this morning. Then again, I am not a hate-filled shrew with an axe to grind.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Race and the Office of the President

When the Presidential election was called in President Barack Obama's favor last year, one group of cable news anchors and pundints expressed open shock and surprise on air. They turned to the nearest black man, who was a pundit as well and asked him something to the effect of "Now what?" The black man of course had a perplexed look on his face because he didn't immedeately understand why he was on the hot seat.

He told them an approximate of, the country would be run businesses-as-usual just like every other day in America. The only difference would be that the President is now black instead of white.

The fact that the nearest liberal black man was asked for further instructions on what next to do just because America had just elected its first black President was outlandish but emensly entertaining to watch because it seemed to be genuine emotion.

However, it is questionalble if everything is being conducted business-as-usual since the election in this country. Blacks thought that there would be some miracle sea change in public perception of blacks and that their social status would rise and everyone who wanted a job would automatically get one--right away. Whites thought that peace would blanket the earth and we would all finally get along. Or did they?

Not every white voted for President Obama in the presidential election however almost every black did.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

"The Catfight" (jeeze)

When the announcement of Diane Sawyer to anchor the ABC Evening News reached the morning re-hash, I actually heard the word, "catfight" slide out of the mouth of a man who supposedly was important enough to speak for all of media. I believe he said, "all of media loves a catfight." or something equally as illiterate. (Even if he was only repeating what he heard elsewhere)
Still? Are we still on the women as journalists thing? After maligning Katie Couric for weeks on end, now they start Diane Sawyers hard earned climb to the top off with the phrase, "a catfight". Well understand that just last week, they stopped slapping women in the newsroom on the ass and calling them honey.
Okay, no they didn't. And they still have to get coffee for the boss in between writin' articles about food and kids and housework.