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Written by and
LYDIA CORNELL (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Kelsey Grammer-Bill Zucker Show, and ABC's "Too Close for Comfort") 
DESTINY SMITH (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, MTV, Showtime)
 STEPHANIE HODGE (Nurses, Unhappily Ever After, The Tonight Show, a national headlining comedienne)
Where: Whitefire Theatre
When:  8 PM  (3 amazing standup comics before the Girls come out)
Free refreshments and appetizers




This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable efforts of so many, the dream of reform is now a reality.

The bill I just signed puts Americans in charge of our own health care by enacting three key changes:

It establishes the toughest patient protections in history.

It guarantees all Americans affordable health insurance options, extending coverage to 32 million who are currently uninsured.

And it reduces the cost of care -- cutting over 1 trillion dollars from the federal deficit over the next two decades.

To ensure a successful, stable transition, many of these changes will phase into full effect over the next several years.

But for millions of Americans, many of the benefits of reform will begin this year -- some even taking effect this afternoon. Here are just a few examples:

Small businesses will receive significant tax cuts, this year, to help them afford health coverage for all their employees.

Seniors will receive a rebate to reduce drug costs not yet covered under Medicare.

Young people will be allowed coverage under their parents' plan until the age of 26.

Early retirees will receive help to reduce premium costs.

Children will be protected against discrimination on the basis of medical history.

Uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions can join a special high-risk pool to get the coverage they need, starting in just 90 days.

Insured Americans will be protected from seeing their insurance revoked when they get sick, or facing restrictive annual limits on the care they receive.

All Americans will benefit from significant new investments to train primary care doctors, nurses, and public health professionals, and the creation of state-level consumer assistance programs to help all patients understand and defend our new rights.

As I've said many times, and as I know to be true, this astounding victory could not have been achieved without your tireless efforts.

So as we celebrate this great day, I want to invite you to add your name where it belongs: alongside mine as a co-signer of this historic legislation. Organizing for America will record the names of co-signers as a permanent commemoration of those who came together to make this moment possible -- all of you who refused to give up until the dream of many generations for affordable, quality care for all Americans was finally fulfilled.

So, if you haven't yet, please add your name as a proud health care reform co-signer today:

Please accept my thanks for your voice, for your courage, and for your indispensable partnership in the great work of creating change.

History, and I, are in your debt.

President Barack Obama

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


WATCH OUR NEW SHOW ON Kelsey Live! Channel 3  March 11, 2010

Inspiration for the Day: 

Your action has nothing to do with your abundance! Your abundance is a response to your vibration. Of course, your belief is part of your vibration. So if you believe that action is part of what brings your abundance, then you've got to unravel that.  

All is well, and you will never get it done. Life is supposed to be fun. No one is taking score of any kind, and if you will stop taking score so much, you will feel a whole lot better -- and as you feel a whole lot better, more of the things that you want right now will flow to you. You will never be in a place where all of the things that you are wanting will be satisfied right now, or then you could be complete -- and you never can be. This incomplete place that you stand is the best place that you could be. You are right on track, right on schedule. Everything is unfolding perfectly. All is really well. Have fun. Have fun. Have fun!
— Abraham 

Photo: Lydia Cornell, Bill Zucker, David Fleming
from The Kelsey Grammer-Bill Zucker Comedy Hour premiering March 11, 2010

Click on this link which will take you to our show Kelsey Live! Channel 3 

Mad Man Bill Zucker made me "silently" sing his Twitter Song chorus in this end scene. Check out the full video on YouTube.

Just did the pilot for the new Kelsey Grammer show: The Kelsey Grammer-Bill Zucker Comedy Show on Kelsey Live! Sponsored by the coolest new branded channel network TODH. Scott Baio co-starred and we all had a blast. All of us met on Twitter, believe it or not. Scott and I were in Zucker's Twitter Song Video.

Check out the COOLEST new network. 

Please join us at: KELSEY LIVE!   
Lydia Cornell, Kelsey , Bill Zucker on HD CELEBRITY TV

 Kelsey Grammer is HILARIOUS and one of my favorites of all time. He produces the hit show "MEDIUM." And of course BILL ZUCKER is amazing. One of the best people I know. He's so generous as an actor. Loved working with the crew; great people. More to come... 


In muscle testing, if you think thoughts of revenge or anger, you become weak. If you think thoughts of love and forgiveness, you become strong. - Wayne Dyer (David Hawkings

If you need radical help in getting yourself out of fear, depression, anxiety, panic, addiction, suicidal thoughts please do this now:

STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND SIT STILL. Take a deep, long breath. Feel your heartbeat. Go outside if possible to the crisp cool air, the snow or even the cleansing rain.

Stop for a moment and enjoy this moment. Know in your inner heart that all is well right now. The sky is not falling. The house is not burning (unless it is); and your heart is still beating.

Unless you are in the middle of a true medical emergency, you have no reason to move or go anywhere for a few moments.

Now, think of 5 things to be grateful for. Really count your blessings. Look up at the trees, the sky, the birds, the flowers. Once your own thoughts are lifted, you can hear higher thoughts and solutions.

BE STILL. Fill your mind with love. Focus on love and forgiveness.  Stare at the purple photo above if you can't go outside.

There is nothing to worry about. You have all you need right now to be happy and at peace.

All our suffering comes from thinking about the future or the past: what we want and fear we won't get, or what we lost or are afraid of losing, or what mistakes we made. Everything can be restored in proper order, or even better the faster that we turn our attention to the GOOD. In every catastrophe is the seed of something wonderful if we don't give up before the miracle. "I will restore to you the days the locust has eaten."

If you want an uplift and some encouragement to know that there is nothing ever to fear, check out this website for miracles of healing.

"A Cure for Every Ill, even Incurable Illness"
Victory over Paralysis.. Cancer healed, etc.

Don't give power to illness with your thoughts. Stop focusing on your problems, aches, sores, pain. You can't heal if you believe in both good and evil; in duality. That's the secret of healing. To take a stand on the side of good — no matter what the outer picture. The material world is always changing, but we are solid inside.

Keep your thoughts on the beautiful, the good and the true. Try to think only of your perfect health, radiant beauty, glow, spirit. Make a list of things to be grateful for. Keep out of fear by focusing on the good around you.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010


FINALLY OBAMA is right. He is the moral conscience of our country. Thank God he brought up the sickening game of politics and the horrifying Supreme Court reversal of a 100-year-old decision, which will now allow lobbyists from the wealthiest corporations, foreign agents, terrorists or anyone with money to buy politicians. This kind of corruption cannot be legalized. 

Thank God he said GAYS must be allowed in the militiary - a civil rights issue, and EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK for WOMEN!!

It is a shame that the greatest nation on earth is at a standstill — unable to move forward and create new wealth, jobs, green industries — while China, India and Germany rush forward into the new millennium without a Republican obstructionist party spewing lies and fear, a party that cares more about getting re-elected than it does about the American people, enabled by a timid bunch of Dems, who are equally afraid of the bullies.

Thank God we have a president who gets it — an intelligent, moral, reasonable and compassionate man who is humble enough to see his own faults clearly. At first I thought he had been threatened by the Powers-that-Be. I almost believed the conspiracy theorists who believed Obama had been threatened with assassination by a triumvirate consisting of the military industrial complex, the banking empirate and the pharmaceutical mafia.  Rumor has it according to Norman Solomon -  that the Military industrial complex was responsbile for the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., JFK and Bobby.  

But his State of the Union speech gave me hope that Obama is finally seeing that he can't negotiate with Republicans. A man is worth nothing if he doesn't stand for what's right. Bullies can't win and might does not make right. 


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Anonymous left a comment saying that all was well with my marriage, and at home. Anonymous: I thank you for reminding me of the Law of Life. That good is the only reality. You must be a metaphysician (which is the way of Christ) -- seeing reality as the opposite of the limited, negative mortal view.

You are correct and this is how I should be seeing my formerly "gloomy" situation — for I am a student of metaphysics. There are no problems, only challenges that show me what needs to be healed. I am seeing the opposite of love in our arguments, and these are all fear-based concerns. Fear of death, loss, abandonment... fear of being out of control, of not having enough, of losing what we have, of not getting what we want. All this fear makes us live in the future or the past, but never in the present reality — where everything is fine. Now, this actual very moment is all there really is. There is no guarantee we'll be here tomorrow.  The Haitian earthquake, and that car accident proved to me that life can be over in an instant.  My precious brother's death showed me how fragile and temporal life is.  And all that remains are the good memories. Only love and goodness are real.

There is lovely teacher/angel sleeping on our couch and my teenagers do use the "F" word. But they are using it less and less, the higher I hold them up.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010


 The past few months have been the hardest — harder than getting sober 15 years ago. My family seems to be disconnected, and I have been unable to communicate with the people I live with, or anyone around me (only those in recovery, who seem to be on a deeper level.) Everyone else thinks I'm attacking them when I simply ask a question or speak to them. I feel I'm from another planet. It is so hard having to take care of everyone's moods and moodswings.  Can't live this way anymore.

"Put down the microscope and pick up the mirror," is one of the best sayings in Alanon. "Detach with love and SHUT YOUR MOUTH," are other ones. In recovery/12-step programs we learn to detach with love from other people's abuse, garbage and accusations. We learn to stop controlling others and stop nagging, whining, worrying, begging and complaining.  Each person has his/her own higher power. The only thing we can control is our own attitude.  I don't have to respond the same old way. I don't have to react to the crazy things they say, or engage in tit-for-tat arguments.  "Say it once, be agreeable and walk away."  If someone doesn't get me, or see that I have good intentions, no matter how garbled, or messy it comes out... or if they are abusive to me, I can quietly leave the room.

The most important thing is to be grounded and strong for the children living in this house. I need to not panic or be frantic when no one is doing homework, or when teenagers are shouting the "F" word at me. Teenagers are not nice people, but I can choose to leave the room and not tolerate assholishness.

Today on the I-10, a car in the very next lane in on-coming traffic flipped over two times and it's hood flew off onto our lane. It seemed to rise up and fly over the top of our car, with metal debris flying all over the place.  It was like watching a movie. I looked back and was astonished that the car didn't hit anyone else. My husband was shell-shocked; he was sure the driver and passengers had been killed.

We are working with Trish Steele and — the organization that saves abused women's live and gives them extreme life makeovers.

God Bless everyone. Hang in there and FOCUS ON THE GOOD. When I turn my thoughts to love and good, the right actions become apparent. The main idea is to get selfishness out of the way and just ask "How can I be of love and service to those around me?" Charity begins at home.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another Bush Lie

George W. Bush rescued the economy from collapse, according to Karen Hughes. Bush's former campaign director attacked President Barack Obama on NBC Sunday, defending the record of her former boss on the economy.

Speaking about Obama's successes, journalist Mark Halperin praised the current president's handling of the economy. "He's done, I think, an extraordinary job running the government under difficult circumstances. He managed the economic crisis, kept the world from going into depression," said Halperin.

But Hughes quickly took objection to Halperin's assessment. "I have to disagree with you, Mark, about rescuing the economy," she said. "I think that happened before President Bush left office when they took the action that they did on TARP and the banks have now repaid much of that money but that's what stabilized the economy and prevented the collapse of the financial system."

At a time when at least 140 banks failed just within weeks of Bush leaving the White House, record deficits due to excessive wars and tax breaks for the wealthy, and run away corruption from Wall Street and Corporate America; now Bush's friends claim he saved the economy.

Do the millions of unemployed Americans feel Bush saved the economy? Do the millions who have faced or are about to face foreclosure feel Bush saved their homes? Do those victims from Katrina, who were abandoned by Bush and left with nothing think Bush saved the economy?

Bush has been hiding in the rag weeds of Texas while millions upon millions are suffering at the despicable policies of George W Bush. Bush didn't save the economy, he turned it into Hell on Earth!

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