Health Care Reform Terms You Should Know

December 22nd, 2009

Nobody I personally know works in congress or the senate.  Therefore, I don’t know anyone who is making money through lobbyists for their daily actions and votes.  Working for these institutions seems to be more of a money grab than a position where you represent the American public.  Political party affiliation doesn’t matter; on the outside and until proven otherwise, politicians are shady characters.

Cash For Cloture – The official name is H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  But this week, it has acquired an unhelpful nickname: “Cash for Cloture.”

Cloture is the legislative term for cutting off […] Continue Reading…

The Biggest Business Deal Of Your Life – Guest Post

December 14th, 2009

Here at 7daybuzz we are always excited when one of our friends agrees to write something for us.  In light of recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods, this post written by Nathan J. Bennett is timely and appropriate.  We, as a society, are constantly changing our values, morals and beliefs.  As a result, thoughts concerning marriage come up often because of actions which take place as a result of those changes.  Here is one man’s take on marriage.

The Biggest Business Deal Of Your Life

Marriage is a social union or legal contract between individuals that creates kinship.  Marriage is also an institution that is historically […] Continue Reading…

What Does The Public Option Mean Today?

December 13th, 2009

Contrary to popular belief, the public option is not the entirety of the health care reform proposal in congress, or what President Obama proposed on the campaign trail as a fix for our broken health care system.  Health care reform includes everything needed to begin controlling health care costs, access to health care for all, and improved healthcare.

The public option is a plan.  For those who don’t have insurance provided by an employer, or for small businesses who want to buy a plan at an affordable rate, the bills would create a Health Exchange – a one-stop shopping market […] Continue Reading…

Bailed Out Banks: US Should Follow Europe’s Lead

December 11th, 2009

Europe is united – something unusual – in sending a message to banks concerning bonuses. Britain and France’s leaders are embracing a one-time tax on large bonuses paid by bailed-out banks. This is something that goes far beyond what banks are doing here in the United States.

Noting how the money to bailout banks came from taxpayers, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicholas Sarkozy both came out in favor Thursday of slapping higher taxes on performance pay. Is this something our government is willing to do or will lobbyists prevent [wink] it from happening. I’m not sure, […] Continue Reading…

Tiger’s Scorecard

December 8th, 2009

Tiger Woods is accustomed to keeping a scorecard while golfing in a tournament.  Keeping score correctly is such a big part of golf that a player can be disqualified if their scorecard has an error on it.  Well, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep score in this drama surrounding the world’s #1 golfer.  But hey, it is worth a shot.

The National Enquirerer ran an article about Tiger having an affair with a waitress/model/hostess/club hopper from New York.
Tiger had an “accident” leaving his house.  First reports indicate alcohol was not involved.  Later reports say Woods was laying on the […] Continue Reading…

A Business Deal Or A Marriage?

December 4th, 2009

First, I have to state the obvious: Tiger Woods’ recent physical injuries and property damage had nothing to do with a simple accident.  Also, I would be highly surprised if 1) his driveway isn’t at least two lanes wide 2) he doesn’t have backup sensors and/or a backup camera on his Cadillac Escalade and 3) his driveway isn’t so long that you would never back out of it anyway.  We also have to consider the damage to the car that isn’t consistent with backing into a fire hydrant and hitting a tree.  Yes, I learned that from watching CSI […] Continue Reading…

Tora Bora Revisited – We Fight Too Nice

December 2nd, 2009

“The failure to finish the job represents a lost opportunity that forever altered the course of the conflict in Afghanistan and the future of international terrorism, leaving the American people more vulnerable to terrorism, laying the foundation for today’s protracted Afghan insurgency and inflaming the internal strife now endangering Pakistan.”  France-Presse, 2009

The Geneva Conventions consist of four treaties and three additional protocols that set the standards in international law for humanitarian treatment of the victims of war.  If only we could get terrorists to follow the Geneva convention like we do!  Young Americans have died because we follow the […] Continue Reading…

Can We Make Every Day Black Friday?

November 30th, 2009

We recently had the busiest shopping day of the year, known as “Black Friday.”  Not knowing how many people were out – I don’t participate in the getting up early part of this day – I would assume that it was another success for businesses.

The term “Black Friday” dates back to at least 1966, although its usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common in other parts of the country since 2000.  Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th […] Continue Reading…

Milking Those 15 Minutes…Adam Lambert

November 25th, 2009

This is what Adam Lambert said on his CBS Early Show appearance today:

Lambert said on the show that he believes he has been unfairly attacked because he is a gay man, and he blamed parents upset with his performance for letting their kids watch the American Music Awards without supervision.

“It’s a double whammy — I think it’s because I’m a gay male, and I think people haven’t seen it before,” Lambert said about the negative response that has erupted over his Sunday night AMA performance.

Lambert said on “The Early Show” that it wasn’t his responsibility to worry about what […] Continue Reading…

We Are Back!

November 23rd, 2009


Long work hours (thank God I have a job to complain about), family and life have been positively amazing.  I wish our “hiatus” wasn’t so long, but it was for positive reasons so I’m OK with it, but enough about that.

Oh, before I forget, I’m going to really look at some of these spam/comments and remove them.  I guess people are trying to get some links by commenting without substance.  Shame on you.

American Music Awards

Well, the American Music Awards (AMAs) were held last night and it was yet another reminder that true talent is consistently being replaced […] Continue Reading…