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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Jessica Simpson-"BLONDE AMBITION"

Clark Dark for YouThinkWhat with news about Jessica Simpson. She really is a blonde.

Simpson, says everything about her is real. The actress also credits fellow Texan Willie Nelson for helping her with her acting. The two met during the shooting of the film version of the popular television show "The Dukes of Hazzard".

Simpson spills this and other earth shattering revelations in an interview by designer Michael Kors to be published in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar. Disclosed in her candid talk the singer/actress, who turned 27 last Tuesday said :

"I've had none" when asked about plastic surgery. She went on to say: "But maybe after having kids, if my boobs dropped down to my bellybutton, I would get them lifted, but, you know, my boobs are real."

In reference to her acting career Simpson, who is awaiting a release date for her latest film "Blonde Ambition" credits Willie Nelson with helping her with her acting.

"Willie Nelson taught me an amazing thing on 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. He memorizes his lines by writing them as a song and they become a melody to him."

Nelson who a famous country singer, as well as an actor, has inspired Simpson to consider recording country music.

"I've been wanting to do a country record because it's just my roots; it's my soul. I aspire to be like Patsy Cline. Willie actually turned me on to her because he used to be one of her background singers."

This and more startling disclosures from Jessica Simpson, singer/actress and former Mrs. Nick Lacheycan read in the August issue of Harper's Bazaar, or is that be bizarre (??) available on news stands July 24, 2007.

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Lady Bird Johnson 1912-2007(continued)

Johnson remained an unabashed liberal despite her national prestige. It is said that during the Reagan adminstration when budget cuts threatened social-welfare programs she once remarked bluntly "rich folks like me" should pay more taxes to ensure the poorest citizens lived with basic needs met. She was most afraid a reduction of education funding would "put our future in peril."

For six years she was a regent at the University of Texas in the 1970s. Johnson loved literature, and art. She was an avid reader. When her sight became so poor she could no longer see to read her family would read to her from her favorite authors as well as new works of history and biographies; this activity was twofold in purpose. It provided her family time, as well. Even into her 80s she swam 32 laps a day in a heated pool on the LBJ ranch.

Lady Bird experienced the tragedy of loss of life with several miscarriages before the birth of her first daughter in 1944. We all know of the tragedy that unfolded in Dallas on November 22, 1963. She described her last meeting in the summer of 1993 with her predecessor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It was in her words she felt "ineffable sadness," because Onassis' life had seemed to come "to an end", after coming to "this quiet harbor of doing things she wanted to do.…"

Lady Bird loved nature and beauty saying:

"Ugliness is so grim, a little beauty, something that is lovely, I think, can help create harmony, which lessens tensions."

Johnson was a leader in the cause of environmentalism. With her campaign to "plant a tree, a bush, a shrub, or urging us not to throw trash, "don't be a litterbug," she was "green" before it was chic to be so. On her 70th birthday she establisheded the National Wildflower Research Center. It is now called the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center located near Austin.

LadyBird, Claudia Taylor Johns, knew what our leaders today do not seem to know:

"The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest. It is the one thing all of us share. For the bounty of nature is also one of the deep needs of man."

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Lady Bird Claudia Taylor-Johnson: Her Legacy

Lady Bird Johnson, born Claudia Taylor, was age 94 upon her death last week. She was the wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. She was the mother to Lynda Bird and Luci Baines and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Johnson was a daughter of the "Old South", but she worked toward creating a "New south" and a new nation.

During the presidential campaign of 1964 Mrs. Johnson made it clear she supported her husband's recent signing of the Civil Rights Act. She explained the new legislation would be of benefit to every citizen, black and white. She promoted the idea the new law would improve the economy of the south and clear away the infamy of the culture of historic partiality.

She was the first professional First Lady. Johnson graduated high school at age 15. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas. While Lyndon Johnson who had joined the Navy in Wolrd War II and went off to war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Lady Bird managed his congressional office.

She contributed to the family's income by using some of her inheritance to buy KTBC, a radio station in Austin. She later bought a TV station despite her husband's objections. The family continued to purchase stations, and the LBJ Holding Co. was in the broadcast business until 2003.

Johnson involved herself in numerous social programs, public policy and privately funded programs to benefit Americans of all colors and classes.

Johnson was a Southern belle in her demeanor who was actually an advocate of feminist issues in her own way. A media-conglomerate CEO Lady Bird was at ease giving her reasons for supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.

She worked diligently to advance women's equal access to education and professional standing. Lady Bird sponsored and hosted luncheons, women experts were invited to speak on modern social issues. FEatured lecturers included Dr. Mary Bunting, the first woman on the Atomic Energy Commission, to Judge Marjorie Lawson of the D.C. Juvenile Court. By making the role of First Lady more visible, to a level comparable to the professional woman, she trusted the instincts of her intelligent friend Liz Carpenter, a working journalist who eventually became the first-ever staff director to a First Lady, and press secretary.

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