Alabama Embraces Judge Roy Moore

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Jeff Sessions - Another high-level defection from GOP establishment to endorse The Donald

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. This is the third major endorsement from an establishment conservative for rogue politico Donald Trump. It's from U.S. Like Trump, Sessions is a hard-liner on illegal immigration. Here is the coverage from BusinessInsider.

Santorum picks up southern primary wins: Mike Bako on America Now Radio

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Victories in Alabama and Mississippi boost conservative candidate’s campaign for Republican US presidential nomination. Daily National associate editor Mike Bako on America Now Radio. Audio Politics Press Room mike bako Mitt Romney newt gingrich rick santorum Ron Paul

Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

I''m Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Alabama." I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday! The Miss America pageant figured out a way to make 53 introductions fun, engaging and quick (just over ten minutes)! Enjoy the short video.

Symbol of Hate-Filled Times: McKenzie Adams, Suicide, Age 9

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The setting of this tragic narrative is Linden, Alabama.  McKenzie Adams, a fourth-grader at U.S. Jones school, nurtured a relationship with a boy. She was black. He is white. It's the past tense for Adams because she apparently hung herself on December 3rd.

2018 52

Category 6 Hurricane - Not Only Possible, Also Probable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It won't prevent personal catastrophe to not live in the traditional path of hurricanes such as southern Alabama.  It's a deadly combination: 5% to 8% more water vapor in the atmosphere and warmer temperatures.

2018 56

2 Lawyers (allegedly) Put Their Heads Together.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Also allegedly involved is former Alabama state representative-Oliver Robinson Jr. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama-Jay Town-positions and packages the two law partners as the "mastermind" who put the scheme together.  This alleged caper seems to be typical of lawyers who assume they can outfox whatever and whomever. Essentially, it involves an alleged illegal and unethical attempt to avoid remediation environmental costs for client Drummond Co.

Doug Jones/Democrats 1, Roy Moore/Steve Bannon/Donald Trump 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Senate seat in Alabama had been.  It was quite a horse race. But Doug Jones did win. Here are details. And after a while no one will remember how close the election for the U.S.   Obviously, there's much to read into this victory. 

2017 52

Court of Public Opinion 1, John Conyers 0 (And formal procedures, including legal action, become increasingly irrelevant)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Alabama Republican Roy Moore could still bow out of the election or, even if he wins a Senate seat, opt to not take it. Taking formal action, including legal moves, is so 20th century in this era of social media.

2017 52

Famous Speech Friday: Rep. Terri Sewell's remarks at Selma

The Eloquent Woman

Aside from two First Ladies, she was the only woman speaker on the podium to honor the civil rights "foot soldiers" 1965 march across the bridge in Selma, Alabama.

2015 102

Drudge Report's Cover Story is Facebook Crash, Not "Rat" Michael Cohen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Maybe someday if we look for a apartment in Mobile, Alabama on the Internet and then 90 seconds later click on our Facebook page we won't be deluged with ads for apartments you know where. Joy fills the land, including on Drudge Report.

2018 52

Language of Retirement Planning - Factor in Phrase "Extreme Weather"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It doesn't make sense for me to use the Christmas vacation to check out Mobile, Alabama. Southwestern Arizona. That was a favorite of those considering retirement/semi-retirement. Then there were the summers of 2016 and 2017.

2017 52

Harvey - Our Retirement Plans Might Have Just Changed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Tentatively, I had mapped out journeying to Mobile, Alabama, during the Christmas holiday season. Yes, monster acts of nature, such as hurricanes, do visit the Gulf Coast. How soon we forgot Katrina.

2017 52

Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The bio he sent me: An “experienced” (newly retired) geek from Alabama. This is a guest blog post from Larry First. The instructions discuss how to sync lyrics with a music video, but you could use it to transcribe the text of a tutorial as well.

2014 237

The Mentally Ill - When There Is Violence.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law partner Steve Griffith at Alabama's Griffith, Lowry & Meherg was fatally shot in his home. Another tragedy has allegedly been caused by mental illness. And that could have negative impacts on the growing number of people who struggle with diseases of the brain.

2017 52

'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Most of the Money Was Gone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one is being discouraged from uprooting from all they have known in major metro areas to plug into an affordable cost of living in central Alabama or a small town in Ecuador. It's 9:34 A.M. (ET) ET) Christmas Eve.    The Dow is down triple digits.

2018 56

Language - Most Powerful Weapon in Finishing Off Roy Moore

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On "Meet the Press" this morning, yes, Republican Senator Pat Toomey indicated that Alabama Candidate for the U.S. Senate - Roy Moore - should step aside. But more destructive than that was the shift in the language referring to Moore's situation.

2017 52

It's Out There: Projecting a World Without Facebook

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The other day I searched which apartments in Mobile, Alabama took pets. On Axios , Steve LeVine actually does it: He puts out there the possibility of a world without Facebook. The unthinkable becomes thinkable.

2018 52

Winds, Water, Heat - Climate Change Setback for The New Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But with hurricanes becoming more severe, can we risk migrating to where living seems low-cost and the lifestyle great - like Mobile, Alabama - but are in the path of those now-monster storms. The news the 76 million Baby Boomers and the oldest of Gen X are paying attention to is: weather.

2018 52

Lost Weekend - Binge Watching Irma

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So much for my plan to check out Mobile, Alabama. Concern for those we care about in Florida. Awe about the power of climate change. Smugness about being safe in the boring Midwest.    Whatever the motivation, too many of us will make this coming weekend a "lost" one.

2017 52

From Counterculture to The Loneliest Generation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He was so lonely after moving to Alabama that he had been having suicidal ideation. Factor in loneliness in trading off your lifelong location for a lower-cost one. That's exactly what I advise those over-50 whom I coach. 

2018 52

Jeff Skilling Heads to Halfway House & The Next

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In exchange for giving up the right to keep up his appeals, Skilling will be released from the minimum security Alabama prison to a halfway house in Houston, Texas. At one time, Jeff Skilling's name dominated the global media headlines.

2018 52

Over-40 - Why You're Not Seeing Those Help-Wanted Ads on Facebook, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Almost instantly after searching on the internet for an apartment that's pet friendly in Mobile, Alabama, there will pop up on our Facebook site multiple ads for apartments allowing dogs and cats in that location.

2018 52

Becoming an Expatriate - Financial Necessity, Not Adventure for Aging Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mobile, Alabama, for example, provides apartments in the $400-dollar range (lower for those who get on the waiting list for subsidized senior citizen housing), the ocean, and exotic places such as New Orleans a few hours drive away.

2018 52

Facebook - Doing a Hamlet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For instance, I did a search for apartments in Mobile, Alabama. During Q4 2017, users in Facebook's two most profitable markets - U.S. and Canada - declined. It was no plunge down a cliff: From 185 million in Q3 2017 to 184 million. But it was enough to raise red flags everywhere.

2018 52

Puzzling Candor

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Yet, at the University of Alabama at Hunstville, where three were gunned down, William Setzer, chairman of the chemistry department commented, reports the AP.  Candor is rare from heads of anything.    It is even more rare when murders have occurred.    Some posit that the alleged murderer Amy Bishop was distraught that she didn't receive tenure and was in the process of appealing the decision. 

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama aroused the conscience of this nation and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill…. In Selma, Alabama to see the great movement there…. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life.

2011 116

Overseas Retirement - Angst about Many Many New Promised Lands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

   However, even those in which the cost of living is low, such as Mobile, Alabama, are more expensive that relocating to the Philippines.  Philippines. Belize. Lisbon, Portugal. Valencia, Spain. Ecuador.

2017 52

A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama aroused the conscience of this nation and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill…. In Selma, Alabama to see the great movement there…. When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life.

2011 100

Inflation: Going Back to Drawing Board on Retirement/Semi-Retirement Planning

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

is Alabama. The "they" are continually boosting the amount of money you'll need in retirement. Those "they" range from financial planners to members of the media who know the topic guarantees eyeballs. 

2018 52

Climate Change and Retirement/Semi-Retirement/Plain Cost Control

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among them is Mobile, Alabama. The discomfort of extreme temperatures and the cost of the electricity for the air-conditioning to manage the heat should discourage retirees, those in semi-retirement, and the ones focused on cost control from relocating to Tucson, Arizona in Pima County.

2018 52

Diane Sawyer: Little Miss Perfect gets spanked by meteorologist

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He took Sawyer to task for describing with her usual her earnestness that the tornado hit Alabama "without warning."  Dreamstime.com. In the career jungle of television, Diane Sawyer has remained Little Miss Perfect.    She didn't even age in a way that demanded a face lift like some TV personalities and if she did get one, well, it was perfect. Perfectly she took on the role of the first female news anchor who succeeded. 

Famous Speech Friday: Laverne Cox on transgender activism

The Eloquent Woman

In an awards season where a heterosexual man has been picking up prizes for portraying a transgendered woman in the movie Dallas Buyers Club , Laverne Cox is the real deal.

2014 96

The 121 Million of Us Over-50 - Being Clubbed Like Baby Seals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This coming May I will celebrate the fourth anniversary by spending a week in Mobile, Alabama. There are 121 million of us over-50. And that only includes the 76 million Baby Boomers (born between 1945 and 165) and the 45 million Generation X (born between 1965 and 1981).

2018 52

Over-60, Maybe Still Working - But Can't Afford NY Metro or CA Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The possibilities range from Belize to Mobile, Alabama. In The Atlantic , Alan Semuels presents the plight of the aging who are experiencing downward mobility. Many are near-poor.

2018 52

What you don’t know about King's "I Have a Dream" Speech

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  “Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina,” he continues, and then comes the famous metaphor:  “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream.”  Justly celebrated as one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century, Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech becomes even more remarkable when you know that the last 6 minutes of the 16-minute speech were ad-libbed. 

2011 76

Brand Harvard: Culture of Entitlement Takes Another Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Amy Bishop, alleged shooter at the University of Alabama, is "Harvard-Trained."  "  That's what the media headlines.   Brands like Harvard are taking severe hits these days.    One reason is that, in this Darwinian struggle to get work, we are fed up with any vestiges of the culture of entitlement.    "But he/she/I/we went to Harvard" is the shock phrase following news of a Reduction in Force or someone not being hired. 

Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

He links to studies from the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama that confirm the importance of a good handshake. Before I go reinventing the wheel, I'd like to point you to a blog post by Rowan Manahan about handshakes.

2010 134

Three bad handshakes to avoid

Speak Schmeak

He links to studies from the University of Iowa and the University of Alabama that confirm the importance of a good handshake. Download audio here. Before I go reinventing the wheel, I'd like to point you to a blog post by Rowan Manahan about handshakes.

2010 130

For #BlackHistoryMonth, 50 famous speeches by black women

The Eloquent Woman

Terri Sewell's remarks at the 2015 anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma , Alabama, in 1965, shared her perspective as a living marker of progress--she grew up there, and now represents the city in the U.S.

2018 81

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

The senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama, as warned by the chair,” Mr. McConnell began, alluding to Mrs. King’s letter, which accused Mr. Sessions of using “the awesome power of his office to chill the pre-exercise of the vote by black citizens."

2017 75

Great Public Speaking: Places

Great Public Speaking

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, wasn't far behind along with Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; Schenectady, New York; and one of my favorites, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Some places are simply funnier than others. Cleveland is funny. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is funny. I live just off Goodluck Road. That's funny. My computer consultant used to live on Easy Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. That's funny.

The Only thing We Really Know About John Edwards Is that He Still Would Have Been Better than Bush

TJ Walker Interactive

1.That a Bush appointed US attorney in North Carolina wanted to make a name for himself in order to run as a Republican for congress, so he decided to indict John Edwards for the crime of CAD (Campaigning as a Democrat—yes that’s a crime in Republican circles, just ask former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman). by tjwalker. So the silliness of the John Edwards trial is over and what have we learned?