Mildred Bailey – Fools Rush In

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Recorded between 1940-42

Plump singer known for her small, high-pitched voice, Mildred Bailey was one of the most popular female vocalists of the 1930s. She began her career in Los Angeles during the 1920s singing on radio and in nightclubs. With the help of her brother, Rhythm Boy Al Rinker, she was hired by Paul Whiteman in 1929, becoming the first featured female vocalist with a major national dance band. Her sweet and flexible voice, equally capable of singing both jazz and ballads, made her Whiteman’s star attraction after Bing Crosby left for Hollywood in 1930.

In the early 1930s Bailey married Whiteman xylophonist Red Norvo. They eventually left the King of Jazz and formed their own band in 1936. Billed as ”Mr. and Mrs. Swing,” the couple was featured on CBS radio and made many recordings together. Their group broke up in 1939, and they eventually divorced,* though they continued to work together on and off in the early 1940s. Bailey also recorded independently from time to time during their partnership.

Despite all of her success, superstardom eluded Bailey. She blamed her plumpness, but others claimed it was her temper and sharp tongue as well as the bitterness she carried with her towards better-looking female vocalists whom she thought less talented. She claimed her obesity was glandular, but many of her friends felt it had more to do with her great love of eating.

Bailey continued recording until the mid-1940s, when health problems forced her to retire. Plagued by a combination of diabetes, heart trouble and hardening of the arteries, she was near death and broke until she was rescued by composer Jimmy Van Heusen, who arranged to split her medical bills with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. She recovered well-enough to begin performing again, but her health problems eventually took their toll, and she died, penniless, on December 12, 1951, at age 44.


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Inspiration from David Axelrod, “Obama for America”

This morning, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan stood on a platform in
Norfolk, Virginia, and introduced themselves to the country
as “America’s Comeback Team.”

“Go Back Team” would be more appropriate — because a
Romney-Ryan administration is the definition of a fast track back to the failed, top-down economic policies of the

In Ryan, Romney has selected a running mate best known for
designing the extreme GOP budget that would end Medicare as
we know it, and — just like Romney’s plan — actually
raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for an
additional $250,000 tax break for millionaires and
billionaires. As a leader of the House Republicans and a
Tea Party favorite, Congressman Ryan has led the
relentless, intensely ideological battle for these kinds of
budget-busting policies that punish seniors and the middle

Today, Romney doubled down on those policies.

But most Americans don’t know Paul Ryan. In the coming
days, the other side will spend a lot of time trying to
define Romney’s choice and what it says about his candidacy
— so we put together a brand-new website on Romney-Ryan
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If their records are any indication of how they’d govern,
it’s not looking good (unless you’re a right-wing
conservative in the top 5 percent of income-earners and NOT
a woman or a worker counting on Medicare in your future).

This isn’t a matter of opinion:

— As an architect of the extreme GOP budget, Ryan will be
Romney’s biggest advocate for his plan to give more tax
breaks to millionaires, paid for by $2,000 in higher
taxes on middle-class families with kids.

The Ryan plan, which Romney said is “an excellent piece
of work, and very much needed,” calls for deep cuts in
education — from college scholarships to Head Start —
critical scientific research, and clean energy investments,
all to help pay for those tax cuts.

— Ryan authored the original plan to convert Medicare into a
voucher program, costing seniors an additional $6,000 or more
each year.

— Ryan talks tough on balancing the budget, but his own
plan would fail to do that for a generation. The burden of
balancing any Ryan budget falls squarely on the backs of
seniors and middle-class families — while no one at the
top is asked to pay even a dollar more.

— Both Romney and Ryan are severely conservative,
threatening to take us backward on women’s issues and civil
rights. Ryan cosponsored a bill that would ban common forms
of birth control, in vitro fertilization, and abortions
even in cases of rape or incest. He voted against the Lilly
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, voted against the repeal of “Don’t
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On so many issues, Paul Ryan, like Mitt Romney, has taken
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most Americans share.

It’s our job, especially in these first few days and weeks,
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Mitt Romney & Friends Define Success by How Much Wealth They Can Accumulate. FOOLS!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. [The Bible]

All of us have sought worldly pleasures and goals.   As Jesus’ Second Coming draws near, we must come to Jesus, ask for forgiveness for our sins and ask Him to be our Personal Saviour. Then God will regard us as His children!    How great it is to have God, the Father… and Jesus Christ as our Brother!

Yesterday, clean-face Catholic, Paul Ryan,  joined Mitt Romney‘s campaign of lies, ossification and making our election an exercise in the final struggle between “good versus evil.”  Pray that when RNC Chairman Reince Priebus appears on “Meet the Press” today, God will warm his heart and have him denounce the Mitt Romney Campaign.  God bless President Barack Obama with a win in November!  God bless America!