"And I miss the deductions!"
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Best website for film info! a favorite!
Click on this link, and it will take you right to "Mighty John" the Record Guy!
Bo Sullivan first began his long career at WHYN radio in 1990 as a sports talk show producer. Bo then moved on to become the host of that sports talk show. In 1993, Bo became the sports anchor and co-host for the WHYN morning show. After a few hiatuses, both planned and unplanned, Bo came back to stay in 1996 as the morning show sports anchor, producer, and co-host.
Born and raised in Westfield, he's now raising his own family there. He lives with his wife Kris and daughters Leighanne and Shannon. When Bo was growing up, his father Richard Sullivan was superintendent of schools in two local communities. Politics runs in the family. Brother Brian is a Westfield city councilor and brother Rick is the city's seven term mayor. Besides transporting his children to various activities including CCD and swimming lessons, he coaches both daughters in three different sports. He also works as a part-time political consultant. In his scarce spare time, Bo likes to golf and is a frequent visitor to the Connecticut casinos.
What does Bo like most about his position at WHYN? For one, he's a big fan of waking at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He also enjoys meeting the many loyal listeners to the show. His lifelong ambition is to open a sports bar and play Texas Hold 'em every day of his life.
Neil Cavuto bristled at the accusations leveled at Fox News, purportedly by the administration...perhaps you will find his thoughts interesting;
Mr. President, Fox News isn't what's making Americans sick about yourhealthcare law. Your healthcare law is. Welcome, everybody, I'm Neil Cavuto. And excuse this departure from form. But I think this is just poor form. So, it's time we set some things straight.
Mr. President, we at Fox News are not the problem. I hate to break it to you, sir. You are. Your words are. Your promises are. We didn't sell this healthcare law. Sir, you did. Remember this?
President Barack Obama: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period.
Mr. President, tell that to tens of thousands of retirees at IBM and Time Warner and dozens of others, who've been dumped from their coverage and told to find their own coverage. Fox News didn't break that news to them, Mr. President. Their companies did.
Fox News didn't push more of those firms to hire part-time workers. Yourhealthcare law did. Fox News didn't incentivize fast food restaurants to scale back their benefits. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn't make doctors want to opt out. Your healthcare law did. Fox News didn't make insurance premiums sky rocket. Your healthcare law did. Just like Fox News didn't grant hundreds ofexemptions to companies that needed them. You did. And Fox News didn't delay one key provision after another, including online enrollment for those small business exchanges. You did.
Just like it wasn't Fox News that said we had to pass this to see what was in this. You did. Or was that Nancy Pelosi? Sometimes I'm confused. But of this I am not. Fox News didn't re-do basic math. Sir, you did. Fox News didn't say you can cover 30 million more Americans and not see a hit in premiums. You did. Fox News didn't say you could throw in those with pre-existing conditions and not have to pay for it. You did. Fox News didn't all but say you could get something for nothing. You did. Fox News didn't come back years later and say, oh yea, we did raise some taxes. You did.
Here's where you are right about Fox News, however, Mr. President. We can do math. And did. You cannot. And did not. We said it, and proved it. You didn't. And we're all suffering for it. Take it from the numbers guy at Fox. Numbers don't lie. The number of Americans working part-time and nervous. The number of retirees days away from being dumped on exchanges and anxious. The number of company bosses with any news to pass along on those exchanges, but still clueless. The number of doctors who want out. The number ofcongressmen now opting out. No, Mr. President, none of those numbers lie.
But with all due respect sir, I can only conclude you do know; I know, I know you hate us at Fox. But please take a look in a mirror, and fast. You think we're the skunk at your picnic. But that doesn't mean we're the ones that stink. Because that smell isn't coming from the folks reporting on your law. Mr. President, that smell is your law.
How do you know when someone is losing an argument with you?
Here is the foolproof , dead giveaway!
You will be called a racist!
You see, when someone really doesn’t know what to say to you, they will sputter at you…”yeah…well, you’re a racist!”
Then this will be supported by some far reaching arcane analogy that they dream up.
You are a racist if you disagree with this administration.
You are a homophobe if you support traditional marriage.
If you do not prefer the European model, or have the audacity to be proud of this country and American Exceptionalism, you are some kind of ignorant jingoistic flag waver.
But…back to racism….
You see, the people who call you a racist are their own worst enemy…they cannot understand this, but they are defeating their own purpose.
By resorting to this, they are weakening the effect and meaning of the word.
Everyone is so bored by the accusation, its overuse, and utter misuse, and supposed branding that it carries with it…that those who would be impressed by it, or far more prone to dismiss it.
Those who hurl this most disparaging charge, with reckless abandon, believe that it is so feared, that the object of it will cower in fear, and retreat. That the object of it will be so embarrassed and ostracized, that they would immediately forsake their opinions and beliefs and beg for forgiveness and turn handsprings until they are deemed to be worthwhile enough, and performed a convincing enough act of contrition, that they would be invited back into the accusers good graces.
You see…you don’t have to be correct, you do not have to be fair….you only need to know the word.
And to use it.
We all know the stories of Paula Deem, Michael Richards, Mel Gibson and others.
So we know that the pronouncement works!
We all know who the prominent race baiters in our world are, and the success that they have had by merely suggesting that the word might be forthcoming.
However, as previously stated….you really can pull these dog in the manger antics, until the tide turns…and people gradually wake up, and again lay claim to their most cherish rights to freedom of speech and expression.
That political correctness and its inherent thought control can go just so far
I suspect, that in some cases…it has.
A SHUT DOWN?
Maybe we can clear up some of the hand wringing and general hysteria about the presumed disappearance of our federal government.
The hand wringing and propaganda aside, the government is functioning at 75 percent…this to me is hardly a ‘shutdown” of the magnitude a rabid media would have you believe.
Further, those on furlough may see some delay in their compensation….but they will be paid!
I have read hair raising accounts of this equating this inconvenience with the fall of Rome and Judgment Day.
In the private sector, employees live with this sort of thing every day.
Contract workers and free lance types are often paid 30 60 to 90 “days out.”
Perhaps your trip to the statue of Liberty may have to wait…were you planning on going today?
I have heard that passports will not be issued (not true) I have heard that payment will not be forthcoming on assistance, or social security. Not true, and somewhat outrageous…and clearly a deliberate effort to misinform (some might refer to this as ‘demagoguing” shhhhhh)
While this situation is not desirous…it will more than likely be short-lived.
Political lives and futures will mandate this.
Until then, lets all agree that limited government may be far more acceptable to us, than no government at all.
Here is what you are thinking and writing about today..........
Listenr Mike says;
I just tried signing up for health insurance through the new exchange. My best price for a bronze (family) plan was $941/month with a 5000 deductible and $10,000 out of pocket expense. Doesn’t seem very affordable to me.
Mary Lou weighs in on gang violence and Springfield homicides;
I am dashing & can't call but wanted to weigh in. Some of these kids
need to get some balls & stay out of gangs. It's easier for some to join
than not. Others, I believe are longing for a famaily which takes us
back to what Bill Cosby said to these families. They need fathers. They
need families. If the adults won't procvide then they will find one in a
John as a tongue in cheek feeling about the government shut down;
Just an FYI... Heading east on the pike to my job in Worcester...
The sun has come up!
Repeat: the sun has come up!!
No idea if it I subsidized sunlight will make it to Springfield
An anonymous federal employee shares this with us;
I'm a Federal employee wishing to remain nameless, but this has been
something we've passed along the office on several occasions.
So.......thanks to everyone who contributed...and keep those cards and letters comin' in folks!
Please weigh in on our question of the day…..
It is in regard to our imminent shut down of the United States government.
Well, given the way it burns tax dollars as though they were soaked in Sunoco, some might not think it’s a bad thing.
Do you feel you will be seriously inconvenienced by a government shut down>
Did you need a fishing license tonight at midnight?
Or a passport sometime this week for a trip?
I am sick and tired of being threatened and manipulated by the shabby scare tactics of the doom impending of a shut down of top heavy useless bureaucracies.
This is all a large amount of banana oil, in the sense that most rolling government functions will continue shut down or not.
The military will be funded without interruption as will much of law enforcement.
The post office is on its own anyway---the federal government –which shackles the post office to financial mandates it can never hope to manage anyway-may benefit from a government shut down anyway.
Friends……this fear being foisted upon us is nothing more than political theater.
It’s the right and the left trying to mutually contaminate.
Go on about your business…nothing to see here.
HERE ARE SOME OF YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOME TOPICS WE'VE DISCUSSED......
If you purchase a health plan through the Marketplace instead of accepting health coverage offered by your employer, then you may lose the employer contribution (if any) to the employer-offered coverage. Also, this employer contribution as well as your contribution to employer-offered coverage is often excluded from income for Federal and State income tax purposes. Your payments for coverage through the Marketplace are made on an after tax basis.
If I understand this correctly:
Basically this means that your employer may not contribute to your health care, and you will no longer receive a deduction on taxes for health insurance that your employer provides if you buy from the Marketplace. You will be taxed first on your whole pay check instead of being taxed after deductions.
You can ask The Congressman (Richie Rubberstamp as I refer to him) about this!
AND GEORGE WRITES;
Brad my employer has informed me that Anthem Blue Cross has asked for a 17% increase for fiscal year 2014
Thanks George from Granby, Mass.
HERE'S A THOUGHT ON PENCILS -- THAT DID NOT GET CALLED IN (LOL)
I'm a constipated mathematician and I work everything out with a pencil!
(didn't want to call this one in)!
Have a great day and weekend!
CATHERINE STRAIGHTENS OUT A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND....
Thanks for the interview this morning! I had a great time!
Here’s the wallet story, as I understand it:
Apparently, there wasn’t enough room on the plane so the group tossed a coin. One of Buddy Holly’s band members, Tommy Allsup, lost and wasn’t able to make the plane trip with the rest of the band. He gave his wallet to Richie Valens so he could have his ID to pick up his mail. The rest is history.
Talk soon, Catherine
AND....A 9/11 ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE;
I remember where I was on 9/11/01, and the strong desire to go home, be with family, and try to process the devastation, the carnage, and the realization that my country was under attack. And to this day I am in awe of the heroism of everyday people and first responders.
I consider today my generation’s Memorial Day.
THANKS TO ALL! AND KEEP THE CARDS AND LETTERS COMIN' IN!