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Just as I predicted, Gladys was eliminated on Dancing with the Stars. Too bad, her dance off duel Jive was really good. She was in the dance off duel with Roshon – just like I predicted too. I hate it when I’m right especially when it comes to this classy lady, Gladys Knight.

It just seems odd that Carrie Anne picked Gladys to save and Len who was praising Gladys picked Roshon to save. I knew Bruno would pick Roshon but it seems that right from the get go the judges made up their minds. Carrie Anne picked Gladys to save just to save face for Gladys. Just my hunch can’t prove anything.

Next week will be Classical dances. The remaining stars need to work hard and give it all they got.

I don’t know about you, but I just loved Dancing with the Stars last night! I love Motown and with such greats like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves singing all night, I was in “hog heaven!”

Granted Martha Reeves only sang one song – Jimmy Mac – I love that song because it brings back good memories. Maria Menounos and Derek danced a Fox Trot and as usual really good choreography but they did have a slight slip up at the end on the steps.

Smokey Robinson sang the most. He is famous for his smooth style and the stars danced a waltz and rhumba to his songs. I was glad that they featured him with his most famous song, “Tears of a Clown.”

But then “The Temptations” brought down the house with “My Girl”, “The Way you do the things you do,” and “I can’t get next to you.” Wow and double Wow! Loved it.

My gal, Gladys’ rhumba was first up. It was nice but not high caliber. You can tell she was happy being on last night’s show. But I’m afraid Gladys may be taking the “Midnight Train to Georgia” on elimination night.

Katherine Jenkins and William Levy were fantastic as usual. Donald Driver and Jaleel White brought their “A” game. Melissa Gilbert looked scared dancing her waltz but Carrie Anne told her that she was going in the right direction, whatever that means? Roshon Fegan’s rhumba was hot and sexy but there were too many jerky movements. He may not last another dance.

My prediction on the dance off tonight – Gladys Knight and Roshon Fegan.

Well it’s about time!

For over a year, Eric Holder has been stonewalling, twisting his story and covering up what he knew and didn’t know about Fast and Furious. According to an article by Katie Pavlich of Townhall, Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee said that within weeks he will file contempt charges against Eric Holder.

Holder still won’t comply with congressional subpoenas for the Fast and Furious documents. Many of the documents were due by February 9 and now it is near the end of April.

You may not know but Katie Pavlich has written a book titled “Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup” that delves into this subject. I have not had a chance to read the book but I’m sure she has done extensive research on this subject. She was on Bill O’Reilly the other night discussing her book and it seems that old Bill was skeptical about her findings. I’m not, I have read a lot of Katie Pavlich articles and she is a true journalist and deals only in facts.

As Katie says in her article, “The question now becomes, will perjury charges follow charges of contempt? After all, Holder has changed his testimony about what he knew and when he knew about Fast and Furious multiple times, under oath in front of Congress.”

Chairman Issa should also be looking into what Janet Napolitano, the third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, also knew about this as well. How far up the chain of command did this go? Maybe we’ll have a May or June surprise coming soon that will shake up this Administration.

Last night, Gavin DeGraw and Jaleel White had a “dance off” to see who would stay. But both singers wanted a “sing off” instead! Of course that didn’t happen. I could have told you when it came to dancing Gavin was the one to be eliminated because he has no musicality at all. Strange for a singer but his two left feet let him down.

I don’t know if I like this “dance off” thing. Look, all of us know which stars can dance and which ones can’t. So why prolong the agony? Many viewers vote on their favorite stars to stay but then there are viewers who will vote for who can dance. I am the latter of the two.

Right now I see this competition lining up this way: Top dancers, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy, followed by Jaleel White (yes he can dance!), then followed way behind by Melissa Gilbert (sorry, she hasn’t stepped up her performance) Donald Driver (he’s powerful but no “twinkle toes”) Maria Menounos (she is flamboyant but not much talent there) Roshon Fagan (still a kid trying to dance in a big guys arena) and finally my favorite Gladys Knight. I love Gladys Knight but her age has slowed her down. Maybe she will give it her all next week for Motown week, let’s hope so.

The show is over the half-way point now and the stars need to really step it up and show us if they can really dance. We’ll see what happens next week.

Whew, just watching all that Latin dancing was hot, hot, hot! I enjoyed listening to Santana playing some of their hits during the show.

From the Salsa, to the Samba and Argentine Tango, the stars brought their “A” game to Dancing with the Stars. Except for a few – like Gavin DeGraw’s Samba. OMG! He was awful, out of control and even Len said it was more of a “Shambo” instead of a “Samba.” So right Len, first time I agree with you.

The top dancers, William Levy and Katherine Jenkins performed their Argentine Tango to almost perfection. They both received 29 out of 30. Donald Driver’s Argentine Tango was powerful but he had some technical issues and received a 27. He didn’t seem happy but I agree with the score.

As for the Salsa dancers, Melissa Gilbert, Roshon Fegan and Maria Menounos were good but not great. Maria received a 27, Roshon a 26 and Melissa a 21. I don’t agree with the judges scoring especially for Melissa. She had more technique than Maria did and Roshon was too fast and not really in control some of the time. Carrie Anne said that Roshon was sexy in a Disney way – what the heck does that mean???

The Samba dancers were Jaleel White – great dancing he got a 24 – Gladys Knight got a 22 and of course my buddy Gavin DeGraw.  I really hope Gladys comes back next week. The theme next week is Motown! I love Motown and all of its music. It would be a shame if Gladys misses that one.

Tuesday night there will be a dance off between the bottom two couples. My prediction will be Gavin DeGraw and Melissa Gilbert. Melissa will win and Gavin will be eliminated. Keep Melissa in the competition folks, she still has a lot of dancing left in her.

Hilary Rosen, an advisor to the Obama Administration and DNC, just made her fifteen minutes of fame by trashing Ann Romney as a woman who has not worked a day in her life so she should have no opinion on the economy and how it affects women.

Isn’t that the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard in your life!

Who is this Hilary Rosen? I believe she is nothing but a feminist hag who loves to disrespect all women who don’t follow lock-step into her world. Also I think she is a plant from this Administration to detract from the real issues of the day.

The number of Americans filing for jobless aid rose last week to the highest level since January. The jobless claims data comes in the wake of Friday’s disappointing employment report for March, which showed the economy created 120,000 new jobs, the smallest amount since October. Instead the headlines of the day are about Rosen, a feminist hag, who has a vendetta against stay at home moms.

So do you think that is the reason why the DNC sent her out to trash Ann Romney? Just to deflect the real issues of our economy? Get ready for more of this to happen between now and November.

Rosen thinks being a stay at home mom shouldn’t have an opinion or even know what is going on in this world. I totally disagree with her premise.  Ann Romney and I are about the same age. We are both highly educated women but we took different paths because of our situations. I stayed home with my two boys until the economy crashed during Jimmy Carter’s presidency in the 70’s. At that time the economy sucked. Gas prices were high and were being rationed, cost of groceries were high – just like it is today.  I had no choice but to find work to help out. Being a mom and a full-time employee was hard but I did it for my family not for the feminism cause. Isn’t that what happens to keep a family together?

I admire women who stay at home and not work. They are the ones who are very active in the PTA and other outside school activities.  They also are great at budgeting money as well as their time. They play roles that include teachers, nurses/doctors, psychologists, caregivers and chefs to name a few things. When a mom works she gives up some of these roles to daycare, schools and take out dinners.

Bringing home a paycheck feels good, but being a mom and wife feels terrific. If you can afford to stay home – stay home – if not don’t trash stay at home moms. For heaven sakes we are all sisters and should respect the way we choose to live.

But as you can tell, feminist hags just don’t get it.

I normally don’t talk about my personal life on my web blog, but when I saw this article, I just have to share it with everyone. My spouse has Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. After four years of successful treatment sadly the cancer has spread to his bones.

Noreen Fraser, the author of this article, Chemo success, is a co-founder of STAND UP TO CANCER and co-produced the TV show, which raised 100 million dollars for cancer research.  Noreen went on to create the Noreen Fraser Foundation to raise money and awareness for women’s cancer research.

As she said in her article, “As I have said before, living with cancer is like being at war.  With your helmet in place, you dodge as many bullets as you can to stay alive.” That is so true and you hold your breath every time you have blood work done. Hoping and praying that the cancer is gone and not coming back.

But as she points out, “The cancer will always be there, looking for new places to attach and grow..  Cancer sucks.  For those battling metastatic cancer, you are never truly free.  One foot is always shackled to the jail cell door.  After the phone calls and congratulations are over, I still have cancer.”

For those of you who have spouses or even if you have cancer, never give up. Fight every day to beat the cancer because new research and treatments are being discovered.