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Linda Martinelli, Weekly Columnist

Linda Martinelli is the first sole female franchise owner in Proforma to qualify for the Million Dollar Club and reach Multi-Million Dollar Club status. She was also Proforma’s first female development coach and in 2005, was the first female elected by her business peers to the elite Owners Advisory Council. In 2011, Linda was named one of ASI’s Top 10 Women to Watch and earned Proforma’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Award in 2012.

His Democrat Parents Donated to the Opponent of their Republican Son

Kevin Nicholson is running for Senate, as a Republican from Wisconsin.  His parents are so staunchly Democrat, they donated to his democratic opponent, rather than...

The Mexican People are Looking Forward to Better Relations with America

Incredible issues face Mexico; the wall; immigration; the cartels; the drug wars; the economy; and their relationship with the United States. I am one...

Independence Day Forever

As America celebrates Independence Day, it is a good time to look back and look ahead at where we’ve been and where we are...

Inciting Violence

Shortly after my last article about the children separated from parents who illegally enter our country, President Trump signed an order to re-unite the...

Immigrant Children: Put the Blame Where it Belongs!

This week there was a huge gaggle of geese in the Whitehouse Pressroom. The media was in a frenzy over the insensitive, cruel, inhumane...

What would happen if we all supported America moving forward?

As I was driving to work this morning, listening to the “same news different day” about the politicians and the media doing all they...

The Legacy of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure

It was a bittersweet moment for me as I recorded my last show for Season Two of Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Pleasure...

The Disenfranchisement of Law Enforcement

On March 31, 2018, NY Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner was called to give her daughter and friends a ride home after they had been...

Late Again?

There was a recent discussion on Linkedin. I rarely have time to go there, but this caught my eye. It was titled Why Are...

Schools Inclusivity Rule Detrimental to Students

This week a Morris County High School passed a new rule that says that for their cheerleading squad, everyone makes the team or no...

The Politics of Obstruction, Destruction, Intimidation

Just when I think our politicians can’t stoop any lower, I am proven wrong. What happened this week with Montana Senator Jon Tester spewing...

Free and Accountable

One of the things that has bothered me in our country is the narrative on racism. Like many, I am tired of hearing it....

An Inspiration at 19

The young man who wrote the following is an extraordinary young man. His post is a lesson to us all in how to handle...

Diamond and Silk vs Facebook

I thoroughly enjoy vloggers Diamond and Silk. Just heard that Facebook is censoring them on Facebook, and they were told their “content and brand”...

Coming Soon to YOUR Neighborhood…

Steven Long is a homeless man near Seattle, Washington, who lives in his truck. He has lived in that truck for several years as...

Bill of Rights Does Not Apply Anymore?

This weekend, thousands gathered in Washington, New York, Los Angles, Denver and other cities in a march for gun control stemming from the Parkland...

One Down, too many more to go…

We finally did it! One down and many to go. We actually FIRED a federal employee. It’s a banner day for American citizens. Seriously,...

The Real Election Manipulators

This week the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up their investigation into the collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia. The results were as many...

Honor Instead of Demolition

The Broward County school district reportedly plans to tear down the freshman building at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were...

Scapegoating the NRA

In the wake of the Florida shooting, blame is being thrown around like rice at a wedding. There is a frenzy of finger pointing,...

Educator Shames US Military to Students

Teachers are such an important part of our children’s formative years. A good teacher can motivate and raise up a student to allow them...

Bystander Syndrome, alive and well for abused children

The recent story of the Turpin family in Lake Perris, and their 13 emaciated and abused children ripped a hole in my heart. I...

The Quality of Life in California Plummets; here is the cost of your VOTE!

If we go back to Jerry Brown’s first term as Governor, where he effectively began the bankrupting of the state with the generous pension...

What do the FBI and Grammy’s have in Common?

The answer to the riddle is TRUMP BASHING. One is ludicrous, unintelligent and in the wrong place at the wrong time. The other is...

March Missed the Mark

January 20th was the scene of Women’s Marches around the nation. Many of us received e-mails encouraging us to be there, to participate, to...

MEDIA BIAS vs TRUTH

A few days ago, my husband Dr. Ron Martinelli, who is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist, and I were driving to an appointment. His...

Making America Work Again

Thank you President Trump for the New Years gift. I, for one, appreciate the tax cuts that are being assailed as doomsday making for...

Can’t, Won’t, Will! 5 Tips to Will

I love the New Year. It’s a chance to start anew, it feels so refreshing and gives us hope for new beginnings. Like many,...

Healthcare…. Follow the Money

When I was a kid, healthcare was simple and relatively inexpensive. I would go to the doctor and the doctor would take care of...

About that Wall

With all of the protests against the wall between the U.S and Mexico, I thought it important we take a little deeper look into...

The Hiring Blues…

I need to hire an employee. I dread what the process has become and so I procrastinate, not ready to put myself through the...

Why Should I Pay for Their Lifestyle?

Why should any hardworking productive American get out of bed every day and go to work only to give a portion of their pay...

Question the Revelations

The latest allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Roy Moore carry a very significant stench. I, of course, don't know if there is a...

Bucking for American Values

It certainly seems like the world is going crazy as of late. I hear it from Americans everywhere I travel. But then, I have...

Photoshopping History – Christ Church in Alexandria to remove two historical plaques

History has always been and always will be the best teacher for current and future generations. Certainly history will never be perfect anywhere, in...

Test the Teacher

Teachers are one of the most influential molding sources in the lives of American children. We can all remember that great teacher who had...

You Are Irrelevant!

It seems there are so many people and organizations telling us what to say and how to think. Let's face it, it’s pretty noisy out...

Football’s Folly

Professional sports is a business; a very healthy and profitable business. So many Americans make their living by doing some job associated with sports....

Faces of Shame

I remember having a National election less than a year ago. As I recall, one of the huge issues affecting the outcome of the...

Who’s Accountable Here?

We have an accountability crisis in this country. Growing up, I was always taught by my parents to be, and made to be, accountable...

Published in 1984 – A Sad Relevancy Even Today

Today I defer my column to the wisdom of Charley Reese. Charley was a journalist who wrote for the Florida Sentinel, until he died...

In Times of Crisis… Where Were They?

Democrats say they are the party of the people; the compassionate ones, the people for the people. The republicans, they say, are for the...

My husband and I moved our lives from California to Texas. I now have a clear vision why…

There are so many things to write about in these times. Things that are wrong, and stupid, and dishonorable, and even evil. But today,...

Copblock In The Face of Texas Heroism

While Texas has been in the grip of hurricane Harvey, causing record flooding and devastation to so many, I have been glued to my...

So Long Maria

Maria Chappelle-Nadal needs to resign now. If she does not, then good people should take every measure to remove her from the Missouri State...
He Can Never Win With These People...

He Can Never Win With These People…

Does everything in this country have to have a double standard? When Obama was president, there were so many times that he made no...
Inspiration over Protestation

Inspiration over Protestation

I am a big believer in consumers speaking to businesses with their dollars and patronage. If you don't like the product or service of...
UNTENURED

UNTENURED

The bashing of President Trump is simply unprecedented in this country. The people that we pay with all of our hard earned tax dollars...
Airline Greed has Destroyed the Experience of Flying

Airline Greed has Destroyed the Experience of Flying

Airlines have really been in the news lately. All kinds of stories about poor customer service in so many ways. Most of those stories...
Moving in a disUNITED Way

Moving in a disUNITED Way

It’s not often I write about personal customer service fiascos, but this one is indicative of a pattern that so many people have unfortunately...
The Amazon Handout

The Amazon Handout

I love Amazon. I can buy so many things and they ship right away. I can fill my Kindle with so many books, I...
Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen

Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen

I continue to lament the lost art of customer service in our country. When a ray of sunshine breaks through the dismal landscape of poor...
We Are Not Stupid People - Get Your Agenda Out Of My News!

We Are Not Stupid People – Get Your Agenda Out Of My News!

I am sort of a news junkie, especially political news. I am also a customer service fanatic. I have noticed these two portions of my...
We don't work for you. You work for us!

We don’t work for you. You work for us!

There is a huge private company, USG. The company has a CEO and a board of directors, shareholders, and millions of customers. The company has been very...
Response To Active Shooter In Your Workplace, BE PREPARED!

Response To Active Shooter In Your Workplace, BE PREPARED!

You are in your office at your job, starting your day, and enjoying your morning cup of coffee, when shots ring out and screams...
Enough Already, I Don't Need To Be Celebrated For Being A Woman

Enough Already, I Don’t Need To Be Celebrated For Being A Woman

I have been a bit befuddled with regards to International Women’s Day. There have been so many differing accounts of what this day means...
DON’T GRAB MY WALLET!

DON’T GRAB MY WALLET!

I am truly amazed at the vitriol spewed at President Trump and his family. The left has always told us that they are the...
The Lost Art Of Service

The Lost Art Of Service

Two simple words that are the holy grail to millions of businesses. It is the defining ingredient for success or failure. People invest their...