For 30 years Ed McMahon sat next to Johnny Carson and demonstrated a warm, calm, even-tempered friendly persona. And anybody who was around him says that he was exactly like that off-camera, all the time.

I can further verify that. He came on the live worldwide talk show I did for CompuServe/Yahoo in the late 1990's and was the perfect guest. I will always remember one thing he told me in particular. For many years he was the host of the annual NBC Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with other guest hosts. He was outside in NYC and it was freezing--all live on air. He told me that it was so cold that the other on-camera guests were miserable and could hardly get through it.

Ed found a solution. He found a pair of heated socks which were connected to a battery. With socks heated--he was as warm as could be during the 3-hour broadcast. He told others and they thought it was silly. But he was the only one to make it through every year with no problem.

Somewhere I have a tape of him saying: "Heeeeerrrrrrrreeee's Eliooooooooootttt!"

In a world of showbiz craziness, he stood out as the perfect gentleman.




It's quite simple.

No U.S. President has ever had the guts to stand up for the American people in front of the AMA and demand that major changes be made on their behalf.

Doctors give big money to Congressmen, Senators and BOTH Political Parties.
The AMA and its interest groups and PACS do the same.

They have always controlled and influenced legislation that would hurt their big profits.

No U.S. President has ever messed with them--the American people suffer--and it's just too bad.

America remains the only industrialized nation that doesn't take care of its citizens' health.

Americans voted for CHANGE. This President is the first to actually attempt to follow through.

Can't Wait For A GM Car Made in China

With General Motors going bankrupt and Chrysler being purchased by Fiat, it's just a matter of time that these companies decide that the only way to make a profit is to flood America with cars they have built in China and place their name on them.

Sure, GM can last a few more months with their newest $30 Billion Entitlement courtesy of U.S. citizens, but they are going to have to eventually create a plan to make profits.

Pretty much the only way for them to do this is to make a product for much less than they sell it for. That's not going to happen in America. So they are going to have to turn to America's supplier of everything except for cars -- China.

It can't be any worse than some of the cars GM has made for the last 30 years that have driven buyers to the Japanese market. Of course, the Japanese believe in quality control and high standards when they make a product. China's manufacturing philosophies are not quite on par yet with their Japanese neighbor.

My biggest concern is that when cars come from China, will there be a "Made In China" label stamped somewhere on the vehicle? It just will seem a bit tacky on an automobile.