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Dogs and cats are not Republicans

Dogs do not care if you are rich or poor, fat or thin, fashionable or wear holy jeans. they like you, wag their tails at you and lick you if you let them.

Dogs just want to have fun, love to play in the moment and have quirky sense of humor. They do not discriminate against anyone.

Canines are adept at taking naps and eating, two of their favorite hobbies. They are part of the CCC, Canines Cuddle Creatively.

If you have a comfy bed or couch, dogs will hog it up and when you ask them to move, they will move their head or give you an eye roll.

A trained dog will come to you when called, sit stay or fetch upon command. others will ignore you and go their own way.

Pooches enjoy chasing cats, rabbits, birds, ducks, squirrels and other small furry creatures. And some even get along with other species.

If a dog does not like another dog, they will let them know with growls, barks and ferocious stares. They do not force their Live and LET LIVE ideology upon others.

Social pack animals, dogs follow the leader and go along with the crowd.

Dogs sniff out dangerous situations, illnesses, and drugs and have been known to save lives heroically. They do not ignore others who are sick or unhappy, they try to help whenever they can.

Canines are loyal creatures who go the extra mile for their best friends.

Dogs freely give love unconditionally.

A dog is happy chewing on a bone, small or large, big or little.

 

 

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1. Cats are curious about what you do in your bedroom, but they don’t try to legislate away your freedom to do it.

2. Cats may take away your cushion, but they’ll give it back to you with a gentle push.

3. Cats give you attention and sympathy when you’re sick.

4. Females are treated with importance in the cat world.

5. Cats make use of solar power, often all day long.

6. Cats lick their own problems and take care of other cats too.

7. Cats don’t blame black and brown cats for their troubles.

8. Cats know how to ration their resources.

9. Fat cats are not at the top of the cat hierarchy, are not cat role models, and have more trouble surviving and thriving, not less.

10. While Republicans blindly follow authority, it is said that getting Democrats to act in unison is like herding cats.

11. Cats don’t foul their own nest.

12. Cats are popular and well-liked on the Internet and elsewhere

 

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/27/1339526/-Why-cats-aren-t-Republican

New Year’s Resolutions for champs

Are New Year’s Resolutions for chumps or champs?   do you set goals? Do you set your goals up every day, week, month or year to win or fail?  do you know how to make the difference?

I work with talented, creative professional people who may think Getting Published is a game of chance, lack focus or have unrealistic expectations and show them how to clarify, imagine and make their wildest dreams coming true …

and it starts off with goal setting… too many folks write, affirm, and/or set up goals wishing, hoping, not really believing and certainly not to do anything about them so they do not work.   BIG SIGH…

You are a successful person, right. Have you ever noticed that some people are successful in one or two areas of life, maybe three… maybe one… usually not in all areas of life… shining success at work and failure in relationships. Good with people, bad with money.  Talented artist, messy home and relationships. Good with dogs, bad health. And so on… Or people are HAPPY and poor or Successful and miserable. Perhaps peaceful and compassionate and loving people but wimps at work.

Or you know how to (fill in the blanks) but do not know how to (fill in the blanks) and you’ve always wanted to (fill in the blanks)… but don’t have the time, money, resources or (FILL IN THE BLANKS) TO GET WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE

well, maybe you have been letting your IFS AND/OR BUTS GET IN THE WAY (and do not even know it) and are Determined that 2013 will be DIFFERENT… A NEW YEAR… a Year of Fulfilling YOUR own personal Bucket List of Dreams… 

hint…

how would you feel if…

Sometimes when people meet me they shove a book in my face, and they want me to sign it, or write on their shirt, or take a picture with them. I feel like….(fill in the blanks)…

If you’d like to Go to Vegas and Stack the Odds of Winning heavily In Your Favor, (Win the Jackpot, Baby), give me a Call Today !!!!

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Just call me Lady Lucky 

 

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happy new year

gifts for writers

well, run, don’t walk, get yourself a copy of APE!!!!  before you start going bananas, check it out…

http://amzn.to/APEtheBook

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Love the ebook, APE. as a writer, editor, publicist, who has written books, edited other people’s books and memoirs as well as promoted best-selling authors books, it made me laugh, giggle, and smirk… Guy Kawasaki speaks in REAL plain everyday language talk… and gives the REAL down and dirty tips of the who, what, where and how of self-publishing… includes the challenges of traditional publishing… and provides real life examples of how to be successful and do the future NOW.

Too many people want to write a book and have unrealistic expectations. As Guy talks about, a lot of people want to write for the wrong reasons, fame, money, and to impress others. But these reasons do not a best seller make. It is also a BIG DREAM of SOMEDAY, the day between Sunday and Monday and it never arrives. Either they do not finish the manuscript, try to take easy shortcuts, end up getting discouraged by agents and traditional publishers, eventually use a vanity publisher, or give up altogether.

I love that he included a link to the youtube video So you want to write a novel and all of the other live links.

Authors must be entrepreneurs and publishers as well as good writers. Having something to say is vitally important along with multi-tasking, wearing a number of different hats, juggling a bunch of balls in the air all at the same time.

It is always best to learn from someone who has been there and done it and made it and Guy Kawasaki makes it doable with 1,2,3 steps pointing the way home.

As Kawasaki says:

“The relationship between author and publicist is usually the most contentious one in publishing because no author has been happy
with his publicist in the history of mankind. (No publicist has been happy with her author in the history of mankind either, though!e relationship between author and publicist is usually the most contentious one in publishing because no author has been happy
with his publicist in the history of mankind. (No publicist has been happy with her author in the history of mankind either, though.”

So if you are not going to be happy with your publicist, publisher or agent, you may as well get over yourself and be all three (or more) and become a whole human in the process. (Transformation of the soul of a writer after writing a book)… shhhhh…

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2012/12/11/25-gifts-for-writers/

 

Journey to author

Famous writers journey to becoming authors… JK Rowling

JK Rowling was on welfare for two years while she wrote Harry Potter. Now she feels appreciative of the government and gives back to her country. She stays and pays because she feels she owes her country for her success.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-15-2012/exclusive—j-k–rowling-extended-interview-pt–1

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-15-2012/exclusive—j-k–rowling-extended-interview-pt–2

Though the seeds of Harry had been sown as early as 1990, Rowling didn’t put all of the pieces together and start writing in earnest until the mid-1990s when she was living in Edinburgh, Scotland, raising her daughter, Jessica, alone. Not able to afford even a used typewriter — let alone a computer — Rowling wrote the earliest drafts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in longhand. “I knew I wanted to get published. And, in truth, writing novels is something you have to believe in to keep going. It’s a fairly thankless job when no one is paying you to do it. And you don’t really know if it’s ever going to get into the bookshops so I really did believe in it. But I was also very realistic. I knew the odds were not on my side because, an unknown author, you know? It’s tough. It’s tough the first time to get published, so I persevered. I loved writing it and I felt that I just had to try.”

http://januarymagazine.com/profiles/jkrowling.html

Between June 2007 and June 2008, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling banked an astonishing $300 million, easily making her the wealthiest writer on the planet. There have been whispers that Rowling is a sweet $50 million richer than the Queen of England, although Rowling has denied the claim.

The Casual Vacancy. Read the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/22/jk-rowling-book-casual-vacancy

http://www.jkrowling.com/en_GB/

 

Second place on the list goes to prolific author James Patterson who brought in a paltry $50 million for his efforts. Patterson’s new book, Cross Country, part of his wildly successful Alex Cross thriller series, is set for release on November 17th.

Fright meister Stephen King takes third place with a respectable $45 million. King is breaking new ground with his upcoming release, Just After Sunset: one of the book’s short stories, “N,” has been turned into a 25 episode digi-drama. Find out more and watch the episodes HERE.

Tom Clancy, best-selling espionage and military science writer, is in fourth place with $35 million this past year.

romance novelist Danielle Steele with $30 million.

rich authors include Nicholas Sparks, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, and Ken Follet

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-world-s-five-richest-authors-and-i-think-we-all-know-who-s-sitting-pretty-the-top-spot

Nearly every author is a mystery or thriller writer, most of whom got their first book published in the last couple years. Not only would I have liked to see some non-fiction writers tell their story (surely non-fiction writers struggle with finding a publisher), but I would’ve liked to have seen authors from other English-speaking countries (is the process the same as in the US?) and from other fields of fiction; as well as stories from authors who have been published for more than a year or two…

http://www.amazon.com/How-Got-Published-Famous-Authors/dp/1582975108

Creative Facebook, blog and Twitter headers

Social media…been creating Facebook timeline headers, wordpress blog and Twitter headers…

here are a few examples:

 

 

Individual professionals, authors and business owners/companies can STAND OUT and speak to their customers and media with a combo of creative, fun, and personal images and words.

if you wanted to hire a dog trainer, pet sitter, dog walker, vet or canine rehab person, wouldn’t this catch your attention?

20 questions

Dear PR folks… before you send me or other reporters, editors, bloggers your press release(s), answer these questions honestly…

1. Have you ever read anything that the reporter, editor or blogger has written?  If so, have they ever written anything about the topic/subject of your press release?

2. Is this breaking news, a really interesting story or something your client wants to tell others and you don’t have the nerve or knowledge or expertise to tell them that this is not newsworthy?

3.  Do you know if your client’s competitors have written on this topic ? If so, what angle did they take on it?  If not, why not?

4. Is the copy longer than 300-400 words? Can you make it shorter?

5. Are there any typos, grammatical or spelling errors?

6. Have you fact-checked all statistics and confirmed quotes?

7. Do you know how the reporter, editor or blogger prefers to be pitched?  Are you following their preferences?

8. Have you personalized the story/pitch to each reporter, editor or blogger?

9. Do you follow the reporter, editor or blogger on Twitter and know what they like to discuss so you can pitch them intelligently?

10. Is your pitch a sales pitch, advertising or news?  Do you know the difference?

11. Is the reporter, editor or blogger male or female?  Does that matter in how you approach them?

12. Have you included a phone number with your pitch in case the reporter, editor or blogger wants to talk to you?

13. Are you sending attachments with the press release?

14. Do you follow-up with the press release with numerous emails and phone calls?

15. Are the links accessible without having to register or subscribe to a website?

16. How is your timing?  Do you know the reporter, editor or blogger’s deadline?

17. Does your press release/pitch have an intriguing title/subject matter ?

18. Can you sum up the pitch/story message in ONE sentence/ or 30 seconds?

19. Is your message controversial, timely and/or a different take on a subject and adds to the topic/subject?

20. What is your client’s expertise about this topic?

Risky business: tips to starting a biz

Millions of people say they want to start a business. Some go ahead and do it. Others are all talk and no action. Why? Starting a business after you’ve been an employee all of your life can seem very scary. Fulfilling your dream can be thrilling, exciting and seem death defying. In this economy, many people have felt that they did not have a choice. Start a business or be permanently unemployed.

Below are some tips on how to take a few baby steps and maybe even get your baby business off the ground.

Risk-Averse Entrepreneur’s Guide to Startup Success

7 steps on how to launch a business…

“If you decide to go for it and start a business, be committed to it. If you’re not passionate about what you’re trying to do, you probably won’t stick out the inevitable bumps in the road.”

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223215

Benefits of business: Tax write-offs

http://www.ehow.com/list_6747730_things-taxes-starting-new-business.html

Top Five Reasons To Establish Business Credit and Separate Personal From Business Credit
Even in these tough economic times establishing business credit can increase the chances that your business will stay afloat and help you beat the odds.

http://www.smallbusinessbrief.com/articles/creditmoney/002150.html

1000 Ways to Start a Business with $1,000 or Less

18. Create a newsletter that educates others

19. Create a Social Media following on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Digg, Reddit, Pinterest or elsewhere

(Note: Crucial to building a network of potential and actual customers/clients and getting the word out about your business)

45. Turn your job into a business. If you have a job now, see how you can turn your job skills into a business. If you keep the accounts accurate for your employer, you could start hiring your accounting and financial consulting services to other businesses in the area.

53. Decorate homes for the holidays. Everyone wants to have a pretty home for the holidays – lend a hand and earn some extra money doing it.

54. Decorate yards for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.

55. Start a dog walker, pet sitter, pooper scooper business (Only if you love dogs!)

56. Start a Renovation Company. Are you an auto mechanic or computer geek? Then you probably have all the skills necessary to buy and sell used and renovated cars or computers.

57. Start a tutoring business! Teach another language, musical instrument, computer, cooking, chemistry, whatever you have to offer.

58. Start a massage business

59. Start an aromatherapy business

60. Start an intuitive counseling business

Note: Thanks to CeliaSue Hecht for contributing ideas #53-60. Learn more from her and email to get her E-Guide to getting cold hard cash in your wallet  

http://www.squidoo.com/1000-ways-to-start-a-business-with-1-000-or-less

How to use social media to promote your events 

http://www.slideshare.net/crainssocial/use-social-media-to-promote-your-events

If you want to learn how to create Buzz about your Book, Events, Business, give me a ring at 702-225-8206.

Creating jobs for women

Creating jobs for women and other strangers…

Job creators care so much about creating jobs …

that they’ve been hard at work, very busy pressing forward with their agenda of creating jobs for women that pay less than jobs for men… and

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/living/vagina-politics/index.html

creating 1,100+ bills against birth control, abortion, contraception and women’s health care, as well as anti gay marriage…

The Republican Party, has long fought big government in favor of privatization, has turned to regulating women’s private parts and people’s sex lives…

and these bills of course have nothing to do with the economy and the taxpayers and money and the deficit and the GOP has nothing against women…the physical conservatives are very fiscal-minded you know…

http://jezebel.com/5910474/exactly-how-much-money-have-fiscal-conservatives-wasted-defending-unconstitutional-abortion-laws

so here are some of the jobs and business profits the Gray Old Pickles are creating…

HELP WANTED…

l.  Peeping toms… since they now have all of these bans and laws in TN, KS, AZ and MS, to name a few states, of course, they must be hiring folks to peep into people’s bedrooms so that everyone can rest assured that no hanky panky illegal business is going on in there

2. Spies, similar to PT’s but these folks tattletale and out gay folks who run for office (such as judges)

3. Signmakers and Truck drivers to drive around town with photos of dead fetuses (do you think that they will also create signs of dead women who died from coat hanger abortions (see 4 below)…

(we could not make this stuffup if we tried)

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/15/billboards-of-aborted-fetuses/

4. Babymakers aka sluts, if you have to resort to coat hangers for abortions, Bubba the pro-lifer is ok with you dying… coat hanger producers are expected to reap big profits gearing up to help you with your demise

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/15/mississippi/

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/gop-lawmaker-applauds-coat-hanger-abortions-as-supporting-moral-values/politics/2012/05/15/39614

5. undertakers are on board

6. hiring pharmacists who will refuse to sell birth control to women

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-15/business/sns-rt-usa-abortionkansasl1e8gffnm-20120515_1_pharmacists-peter-brownlie-abortion-opponents

7. Psychics who can feel fetal pain and who know before a pregnancy begins are in huge demand in AZ and GA

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/05/01/georgia-governor-signs-unclear-fetal-pain-ban-into-effect

8. Plus, folks to help you wile away the 72 hours before you can have an abortion are needed in Utah

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/54063308-200/wait-abortion-waiting-period.html.csp

9. Someone has to misinform women about abortion and tell teens to just abstain from sex, so a legion of Virgin Informers are being trained by Santorum as we speak

http://www.huffingtonpost.com%2F2012%2F05%2F15%2Fabstinence-only-sex-educa_n_1518903.html

10. Prayer warriors to pray away the gay is a growing occupation, too

Michele Bachmann’s husband is taking applications

Just for fun…

2012 Grammy nominee Linda Chorney joins Venga and Seamus Romney to tell the true story of Seamus’s ride on the roof of Mitt’s car.

http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/2012/05/ballad-of-seamus-romney-music-video.html

any other creative and interesting new jobs that the GOP are creating that you are applying for?

perhaps people to count the hidden millions/billions tax dollars they will not pay. They also need to hire humans to watch over their extra homes and cars or do they have robots for that? how about caretakers for their lobbyists? and lest we not forget the hordes of personnel protecting the moats of their castles, underground shelters and lunar planets, getaway islands to keep them from the unwashed middle-class poor peons?

A tale of two mitties

Once upon a time and a Bible written by a bunch of white men

god jehovawitz created a bunch of human beings he hated and deemed only worthy of being smited… (smit?) (smut?) (smutz?)

so he persecuted all but the unborn who he deemed holey in his image (not yet human beings, see above), eggs come before chickens and are therefore better than chickens, except when chickens cross the road first

and sent his only son jeesus (who was really god in disguise) to earth to teach those human beings a lesson about fooling around with women aka sluts like Mary Magdalene and Eve

and told the little fetuses that it it is better to hate gay people and women and aliens and people with funny religions who worship other smaller gods.

Mormons, who marry many sluts and worship money and power and are greedy, are the exception and should GO FOR their reward on earth rather than wait for heaven to arrive… because driving several Cadillacs with their own elevators with dogs on the roof is better than riding a camel through heaven (everyone knows that cows belong in heaven not camels because camels have a hump on their back and god does not condone humping)

so it was with great joy and anguish that god said unto his chosen folks of the right religions (Christian, Mormon and Catholic), blame the poor, needy, middle class and war against women but tell the masses that you are doing the opposite so that they will believe you and vote for you and everyone on earth can go straight to hell in a basket

and ye of little faith, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, truth and love, GO FIRST into the Fire and pretend god will save you (which he will) but he will laugh his ass off as the others jump in. And for that sacrifice, you will be rewarded with a bunch of virgins and Cayman Island accounts full.

Flash forward to 2012 when the Wrath of god is upon us because we did not learn anything

Mostly, some of us think Christianity in America has gone barking-mad insane.

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/8711-the-weight

What’s the difference between a fetus, a corporation, and a woman?

The first two are considered people by the GOP.

Romneykins

Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis & had breast cancer SO WHAT have the Romneys DONE for SICK mothers who do NOT have the resources they do?  zip 0 nothing…

Mitt Romney said, without hesitation, that one of the first acts as president is “getting rid of Planned Parenthood” that serves millions of women with cancer screenings, contraception, and family planning, among others. He supported the Blunt amendment giving employers medical rights over women’s healthcare issues, and said he wants women to have dignity of working at the same time he fawns over his wife because she had the luxury to stay home and raise children. In Romney’s budget, poor and middle class women face massive cuts to programs that provide healthcare and food assistance for their children while the wealthy receive greater tax cuts. It is too late for Romney to “get the women” to support any Republican much less a wealthy elitist who promises to escalate the war on women if he is elected.

http://www.politicususa.com/republicans-have-awakened-a-livid-female-giant-who-will-make-them-pay.html

GOP’s imaginary war on women

Women have spent the past year watching Republicans redefine rape, vote for gender pay inequality, restrict their access to cancer screenings and contraception, and give employers the right to deny healthcare if it went against their religious beliefs

Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion, along with AL, AZ, FL, KS, LA, MS, and TX.

NC has passed a forced ultrasound law similar to TX’s but NC’s law is currently unenforceable pending a court decision.

The Iowa Republican said the most important work is “raising children right,” and part of that means that “they get the message to be self-reliant, not to rely on the government, but to be self-reliant as Ann and Mitt Romney’s five sons are.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/19/house-republicans-low-income-moms-ann-romney_n_1438835.html

Romney’s self reliant sons received $100 million dollars from their father.

The problem, as Ann Romney is demonstrating, is simple: the fiscal conservative agenda of austerity that seeks to reward the investor class above all others is fundamentally incompatible with the social conservative agenda that promotes the idea of having a bunch of children and making sure that parents have time and money to care for them and allow them to succeed in life.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/29/1086789/-The-anti-family-effects-of-austerity

 

so womens UP and Vote against the GOP !!!