Class Act: Memphis Grizzlies Forward Zach Randolph Gives the Shirt Off His Back to Young Special Needs Fan
NICE DEED OF THE WEEK AWARD: All too often we see the bad side of athletes, take a look at one of the good guys of the NBA, Zach Randolph …
Zach Randolph shows why he is one of the most active players in giving back to the community as he literally gives the shirt off his back to a special needs fan. The Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was just awarded the Kia Assist award for November for his contributions in the community and we can certainly see that he is well deserved.
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph received the November Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable efforts and contributions in the community, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.
Kia Motors and the NBA are honoring Randolph for his continued dedication to helping underprivileged children and families in need. As a part of the NBA’s Season of Giving, Randolph distributed 900 Thanksgiving food baskets at Booker T. Washington High School and Hamilton High School in Memphis.
That was a class act Zach, KUDOS!!!
- Miles (better known as BATKID) got his wish when San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for the day and Miles became a superhero. Miles is suffering from leukemia and the Make a Wish Foundation made his dream come true!
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TAXING OF CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS … MORE OBAMA CHANGE:
Think that this is change you can believe in … reducing tax deductions on the wealthy who make charitable donations. What does Obama have against the wealthy? Who does he think makes charitable contributions but people who actually have money to give, especially during hard economic times.
President Barack Obama is defending a budget idea that would reduce the tax deduction that wealthier families can take when they make charitable donations.
Obama says the plan is “the right thing to do.”
Speaking at a prime-time news conference, the president said the change in tax policy would be realistic and fairer to lower-earning families that make charitable gifts but get a smaller tax deduction. Some lawmakers don’t like the idea. They say it could hurt donations to needy groups in a time of need.
With non-profits already struggling to bring on charitable contribution, Barack Obama in his infinite wisdom looks to make it even harder. Why would anyone want charities to get less money? Maybe because in Obama’s socialist America, those in need are forced to look to the government, not those who actually care and provide services.
Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Past Donors … Conflict of Interest, Quid Pro Quo … Developer Robert J. Congel?
Every one wants to focus on Blago-gate and the “pay for Senate seat” scandal that has rocked Democrat Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his brazen attempt at profiteering. The quid pro quo that is being alleged and has now created impeachment proceedings against the Illinois governor. The question that really needs to be answered is if these types of dealings are commonplace and Blagojevich just got caught.
Politics dealings in states and at the federal level seem to be a cross between the “cockroach theory” and the principle of “pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.”
This leads us to Hillary Clinton and the recent disclosures of the donors to the Clinton Library. What about Hillary Clinton and her what all but seems to be quid pro quo donations for favoritism? An upstate New York developer, Robert J. Congel, donated $100,000 to President Bill Clinton’s foundation shortly after Senator Hillary Clinton helped secure a provision in a highway bill that set aside $5 million for Destiny USA roadway construction.
ACORN is a non-profit, tax exempt entity that is supposed to be non-partisan as they take US tax payer dollars to supposedly get out the vote.
How brazen are they? Even after all the information that has been in the news regarding voter registration fraud and their partisan dealings with Barack Obama … they release the following video of support for the Obamamessiah.
Have to see to believe. So why is their tax exemption not revoked? Why are American tax payers money going to a politically partisan outfit?
Since when have paying taxes been considered charity? Biden tries to pass off big government as Patriotism. Unbelievable. Welcome to Patriotism, Democrat style … wearing a flag pin not patriotic while paying higher taxes is patriotic. Welcome to a glimpse of what it will be like in an Obama Administration.
What else would a tax and spend liberal say? According to Democrat VP candidate Joe Biden, “paying higher taxes is a patriotic act”. Biden discussing raising taxes while his Presidential running mate is stating that he will not be raising taxes on Americans. This coming from the Democratic Party and ticket that has previously stated that we are not supposed to question people’s patriotism. These are the same people that said that wearing a flag pin was not a true sign of patriotism, yet some how paying higher taxes is. AMAZING!!! So I guess Biden’s philosophy is that those that pay low taxes would be unpatriotic? Wouldn’t that be the middle class then?
Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama’s tax increases “painful.”
Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”
So let’s get this straight, Joe Biden has given in charity an average of $369 a year for the past decade or about .02% of his income while he tells Americans they need to pay more taxes or they are not Patriots?
- The Corner: Equating a legal requirement with patriotism is just plain gross.
- The Jawa Report: Biden: Government Raping You Through Taxes is “Patriotic”
As theÃ‚ Christmas season approaches, the telemarketers and mailed solicitations will start rolling in and leave the average American asking this question. Who should I give my donations to this year?
There is a web site that can help, Charity Navigator. This site covers the charity world, giving you information on the most effective and worst charities out there. It also lets you look up the charity that you were wondering whether to donate to.
We have used this site in the past and recommend it you for the upcoming Chistmas season.
Sean Connery, 75, 007 had surgery to remove a kidney tumor about two weeks ago in NYC.
Sean Connery has undergone surgery for a kidney tumor and is recovering at his home in the Bahamas, his spokesman said Sunday.
The 75-year-old Scottish actor underwent the operation a few weeks ago in New York, spokesman James Barron said.
Sean Connery is now recovering in his home in the Bahamas most like with a martini shaken but not stirred.
Fresh off his Hurricane Katrina telethon embarrassment, Kanye West today appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres television chat show to makes even more ridiculous comments.
He said, “Back in the days when it was time to clean the kitchen I would try to sweep the dust under the kitchen sink instead of really taking care of it, and if you spilled something on that floor all that dust came right up in front of your face. That’s basically what the flood did.
“They have been trying to sweep us (African-Americans) under the kitchen sink and it was so in people’s faces and so on TV… that they couldn’t even hide it any more.
The post Hurricane blame game has begun. Although there is a time and a place to obviously fix the wrongs that we have witnessed, now is the time to help those in need not point fingers. There is so much blame to go around it makes no sense for adults to cast stones as who in America is to blame when from the Federal, State and Local levels all failed, including some its citizens. However, those of us must remember that even if there were plans in place, a worst case scenario occurs. However, what is more amazing in all of this while adults fight over the blame game in the name of debate listen to what the children are saying around us. Looks like we all may learn a little bit about humility and what is truly so innocent and right. Out of the mouth of a 6 year old little girl from one of our own comes the following:
Just thought I would share a story of what my daughter did today that reminded me how innocent and compassionate children are.
My six year old daughter went with me grocery tonight. When we drove up there were news vans and CHP all over the parking lot covering the Red Cross Donation Drive that was set-up.
My daughter asks “Mommy, can we go over there and give them some more money?” with the sweetest smile on her face.
I answered “Of course we can, we should give all we can to help right now because people really need our help.”
“Mommy, can you pull this tooth out?” as she tries to wiggle a tooth not ready to come out.