This is a story – and maybe the right word is tragedy – near and dear to my heart because I’m idealistic enough to believe in the Bill of Rights and Constitution, in the brillilance of due process, that dissent is not disloyalty, and that rights matter. Please tell me I’m not just some red, [...]
Entries from January 2009
What’s one of the worst injustices? Those committed with taxpayer funds against citizens daring to assert their Constitutional rights.
January 29th, 2009 · No Comments
Desolation economy got you down? There’s reason to celebrate for people with an array of diseases. As one of his first moves, Pres. Obama has allowed the FDA to begin trials with embryonic stem cells.
January 27th, 2009 · No Comments
You know. The ones God inserted into our DNA. Cells that grow into any type of cell in the human body. The cells that doctors believe possess extraordinary capacity to cure or at least greatly heal folks with Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, Diabetes and spinal cord injuries. Nothing is certain. There’ll be setbacks. Caution must be excercised. [...]
When times get tough, nobody is spared, not even those with nothing to spare. The disturbing state of Hollywood’s most famous charity.
January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments
The Motion Picture and Television Fund is putting its legendary hospital and nursing home on ice. Why do I care besides being an incorrigible bleeding heart (and proud of it)? Only because the Fund, way back in the 1940s, kept my mother’s family from homelessness and despair after my uncle Gordon’s broke his neck and [...]
Gordon Zahler, my Hollywood uncle, rolled around L.A. and the world convinced he wasn’t handicapped despite being a quadriplegic.
January 6th, 2009 · No Comments
Pals knew better than to baby him. Executives learned he was disinterested in special favors, whether that meant giving him a prime parking space or a warm cup of tea or a mercy handout. Even business adversaries knew better than to meet him in a lobby rather than an upstairs suite full of elevator thresholds [...]