Thursday, January 6, 2011

Phil Liberatore's Show Moves To KABC 790AM

Phil Liberatore's radio show, Liberty Speaks, has moved!  In an email blast to fans, friends, and supporters, Phil says:


A new year brings new things. Liberty Speaks has a new home, time, and day!  Liberty Speaks can now be heard on KABC 790 on Saturday nights at 5:00 PM.

Liberty Speaks exists to "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land..." and to help bring our country back to the constitutional liberties our founding fathers intended for all of us.

I am excited about the opportunity to grow our listening audience on KABC Talk Radio 790, directly following Larry Elder's new program Larry and the Law.  This week we will have three outstanding guests, Andrew Brietbart, Robert Davi, and Stephen K. Bannon.

Join me at our new time and place 790 AM on the dial for "Liberty Speaks!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

From the "And You Thought You Had it Bad" File

The Associated Press has an article on CBSNews.com that may give local elected leaders some comfort.

It seems we're not the only ones mad about higher taxes.  The witches of Romania are ticked off too about being taxed for their crafty work and are waging a spiritual war with Romania's leadership. 
And President Traian Basescu isn't laughing it off. In a country where superstition is mainstream, the president and his aides wear purple on Thursdays, allegedly to ward off evil spirits.

Maybe we could hire some Romanian witches.  Maybe they could concoct a little potion to combat the spending addiction that City leaders seem to have with breaking out the taxpayers' credit card (bonds) to pay for artificial housing needs. 

Or perhaps we could just agree to elect leaders who know how to cut waste

Big Sisters Are In the News

I am so incredibly proud of my sister, Lisa Boyajian, who was  named Business Citizen of the Year.  Congratulations!!! 

(From the Whittier Daily News)
Boyajian named Business Citizen of the Year in Santa Fe Springs

By Stacey Wang, Staff Writer
SANTA FE SPRINGS - Lisa Boyajian may not live in the city, but the community can be sure her volunteering heart belongs there.

The Fullerton resident is the 2010 Business Citizen of the Year for her years of service to the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce.

"She's an amazing person in all the things that she does. She's always thinking of other people," said Angela Gambino, Boyajian's sister and business partner at Ansa Insurance Services in Fullerton.

In Santa Fe Springs, the 51-year-old Boyajian has been on the chamber board since 2004 in which she has chaired most of the more labor-intensive committees as well as served as executive team vice president for the last four years.

"Right from the very beginning she wasn't an average member, right away she got involved," chamber CEO Kathie Fink said. "Her business isn't actually in Santa Fe Springs physically, but a lot of her clients are and that's how she got involved in the chamber."

Boyajian's current focuses in the chamber include chairing the Destiny Scholarship and Powell Grant Committee for the Youth Enrichment Fund and the legislative committee, which allowed her to go to Sacramento on behalf of her clients to discuss health care reform and insurance legislation.

"She's one of those that gives of her time, her talents and also financially. She's been very supportive of most of the chamber programs," Fink said.

And although the award was given to Boyajian in November, she insists the honor also belongs to her younger sister, 41-year-old Gambino of Fullerton.
"She's the behind-the-scenes while I'm out there in the community," Boyajian said. "It kind of became our passion to help people. We were always on the same playing field."

The pair volunteer within the local communities of Santa Fe Springs, Brea and Fullerton in different capacities - Boyajian closely with the Santa Fe Springs chamber and Gambino moreso with her children's schools and Cub Scouts.

However, both often find themselves helping each other out wherever necessary.

"We each try to help one another with our interests," Gambino said. "We both cross over and do whatever is needed."

Boyajian's latest project will be co-chairing the Santa Fe Springs Relay For Life in 2011-12 with Paul Hesse.

The chairwoman assures her sister, Gambino, will be very involved in helping to make the event a success, Boyajian said.

"Relay For Life is really about survivors and living with their cancer. It's very exciting to be a part of that," Boyajian added. "I think it's really important that we continue funding all the research we can for cancer because it is making a difference."

stacey.wang@sgvn.com

626-962-8811, ext. 2303


Angela Gambino, far left & Lisa Boyajian, far right. 
(with lots of family in between - April 2007)


Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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