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Where Tony’s been hiding and Thank Heaven for the Affordable Care Act


I’ve been out of the loop…

I heard through the grapevine that people from the dance world have been asking “Where’s Tony?”  Hmmm…  Is that kinda like “Where’s Waldo but in cowboy boots?  Read on if you’re curious about what’s been going on and why I’ve not been around the dance scene lately

But first… let me share some good news!  On Jan 1st, I’m getting health insurance and…

I’m going to be able to see the Doctor!!!!!!

Handsome Doctor (CC)No, not the cutie to the right..  LOL  YummME!

First of all… some ground rules:

In this post I’m going to be voicing my opinion at great length on a “hot button topic,” the Affordable Care Act”, something which I’ve never really done on my blog before.

But this is important folks!  And, to answer the question of “Where has Tony been? well, it is sorta necessary.

Setting that aside though for the moment, it is important to let folks know that the the ACA not some remote political fight.  There are real people benefiting from this law.  People like me.  By sharing my story perhaps anyone who reads this can put a “real face” to the issue.

Having said that, I recognize that others may disagree and want to comment and/or voice a rebuttal to what I have to say, which is fine.

However… “No rude or mean comments!!!”  If anyone chooses to make a comment on this post, then awesome, but if you don’t like the ACA (I refuse to call it “Obamacare”) then also fine, you are welcome to post an intelligent politely worded comment and disagree with me.

I have absolutely no problems with people holding different opinions than I, nor with people voicing those opinions, BUT there is no need to be rude or mean or demeaning while doing it.   Any such posts will be deleted, not approved for posting,  and I’ll remove you from my “follow” list immediately.  So just don’t go there!

Say it nicely or don’t say it at all! There is too much of that kind of BS in Washington.  I don’t have to put up with it on my blog.

Now… where was I?   LOL  I do that a lot don’t I… start out with one idea then BAM “Squirrel” I’m off on another topic!  Woot!  I should make a tee-shirt…  Hmmmm… now there’s an idea!  Woot!

I have an awesome Doctor!

LOL kitty RXHer name is Karen King; she is caring and kind and sweet, and efficient and knows her stuff and well, she’s just AWESOME!  And for almost 2 years I haven’t been able to see her about stuff that I really do need to see her about.

Uh… you guys did catch that right?  LET ME REPEAT:

For ALMOST TWO YEARS  I have needed to go to the doctor and to the dentist for things and have not been able to do so because I can’t afford it.  We live in the richest nation on the planet and a citizen of that country like myself has to go without healthcare because of money?

It is just wrong, that a person, an individual, has to ignore health issues and scrabble and scramble to make ends meet while corporations are sitting on BILLIONS of dollars protected by loopholes in the tax law written by the guys they helped elect allow them to keep piling up the wealth while people in this country go homeless and hungry and without health care?

Almost EVERY other major industrialized Western nation on the planet has UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE for its citizens.  And we don’t?  There is something wrong with this picture.

ACA is getting a bad rap and it should not!

A case study of 1 — “Moi” who thinks it is AMAZING!

ACA imageRather than jump immediately into this big huge philosophical discussion of the ACA and it’s relative merits, let’s talk about this in a “real world” kind of thing.

Bringing it down to a “real person” level

Putting a face on it…  My face to be precise.

And after I’m done…  Read the rest of this entry

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The Electric Slide — The World’s Easiest Line Dance


New Article Posted on Squidoo.com

Electric Slide-little boy with static (CC)

First, let’s get your daily ration of “cute” taken care of…

Check out the little boy over to the right.  Check out his cool shades, his big happy smile and his really styling hair..

Bad pun warning…

He just came down a SLIDE and his hair is charged with static ELECTRICty…  Get it?  “Electric Slide?”

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!  Squeeeeeeee!

Ok, moving on…

The Electric Slide (the dance)

This dance is probably the best recognized dance in the world and is my nomination for the worlds easiest line dance.  Scratch that.  The Wobble  is the world’s easiest line dance, but the Electric Slide is a close second.  This dance is designed for drunk people who Read the rest of this entry

New #1 Dance in the Top Ten this week!


Top 10 Line Dances from the World Line Dance Newsletter for the Week ending 7/8/2012

Dance!Lots of movement this week including a new number 1 dance!

The top dances for this week have been posted.
On the page you’ll find:

  • The list of the top ten dances
  • Links to the stepsheets for the dances
  • Links to the videos for the dances
  • Links to the music on Amazon and  iTunes where you can download the song for the dance.
  • A chance to leave comments about the dances
  • Periodic Polls, or a fun “debate” module <<< There’s a fun one right now  “Which is your favorite line dance music?  Country vs Non-Country.  Don’t miss out… the flames are going to rage high on this one!  😉

Don’t forget to comment, like, and share!  Woo Hoo!  YeeeeeeeeeeeHaawwwww!!!

See ya on the Dance Floor!

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The new Top Ten Line Dances from the World Line Dance Newsletter are posted: 6/24/2012


Top 10 Line Dances from the World Line Dance Newsletter for the Week ending 6/24/2012

Line Dancers (CC)The top dances for this week have been posted.

  • The top 4 dances held steady
  • Three NEW dances in the top ten this week
  • New Dance by Rachael McEnaney and Guyton Mundy!!!

On the page you’ll find:

  • The list of the top ten dances
  • Links to the stepsheets for the dances
  • Links to the videos for the dances
  • Links to the music on Amazon and  iTunes where you can
    download the song for the dance.
  • A chance to leave comments about the dances
  • Periodic Polls, or a fun “debate” module <<< There’s a fun one right now  “Which is your favorite line dance music?  Country vs Non-Country.  Don’t miss out… the flames are going to rage high on this one!  😉

Don’t forget to comment, like, and share!  Woo Hoo!  YeeeeeeeeeeeHaawwwww!!!

See ya on the Dance Floor!

Related Links / Articles:..

Easy Line Dances for Company Picnics, Weddings, Family Reunions, and Parties of all Kinds


New Post on Squidoo

Wedding Line Dance (CC)What got me thinking of this topic was my most recent “gig” where I taught dances to a group of non-dancers.  By “non-dancers” what I really mean is non-dance-nuts like myself.

Until recently, all of my dance teaching has been to fellow enthusiasts like myself.  Fellow dance nuts in other words!

Which means that the dances I’ve been teaching wouldn’t work for this “new” type of student.  So I did a little bit research and came up with five dances which are good for social settings like proms, parties, weddings etc.

And, since any bit of research I do now is a Squidoo article just begging to be written, I did just that:  I wrote an article.  Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

Dances for Anytime You Want People Who “Don’t Dance” to Get On the Floor and DANCE!

We have all been there: sitting at a party or social gathering with an empty dance floor, a DJ, and a group of people who we barely know, who have a huge range of musical tastes and an even wider range of dance skills. And nobody is dancing with anybody.

Then a miracle happens and the DJ fires up a line dance song and suddenly the floor fills up with dancers having fun. Line dancing…breaking the ice and filling dance floors since time immemorial!

Here are five, sure-fire, easy, well-known, line dances designed for the beginner dancer and/or the “non-dancer” that will get the party started and get folks “off their seats” and “on their feets!”

[Read the rest of the article…]

See ya on the dance floor!

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