US Representative Darrell Issa’s Statement on Justice Kavanaugh

Justice Brent KavanaughOct 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, released the following statement on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.

“The swearing in this evening of Justice Brett Kavanaugh brings a just and honorable end to a terribly distressing confirmation process that repeatedly threatened to upend the most vital standards of fundamental fairness. That it did not succeed will restore at least some confidence that the system can work as intended, and that the American experiment has once again proved as durable as ever.

“What should never be forgotten, however, is the damage that has been done. This was supposed to be a fair and reasoned review of a nominee’s record on the bench, understanding of the Constitution, and vision of the role of the federal judiciary. It was instead a carefully coordinated political attack that was plotted in secret, coordinated among Senators and staff, and intended to destroy a good man. This did, indeed, replace the doctrine of advice and consent with a mission to search and destroy.

“It is my full expectation that as an Associate Justice, Brett Kavanaugh will display the same careful consideration for the facts, adherence to the law as written, and impartial and independent judicial temperament that has marked his entire judicial career. I further trust that he will be able to look past the terrible way he and his family were treated by powerful interests in Washington, keep faith that he persevered through it all, and serve with honor and distinction for many years to come.

“Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh.”

 

Eastside Business Woman Named Finalist in 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Seattle, WA – Oct. 4 – Whitney DeBerry is a Finalist for Employee of the Year – Business category in the 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Ms. DeBerry, Digital Marketing Manager at Tresemer Group of Kirkland, WA, will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Continue reading “Eastside Business Woman Named Finalist in 15th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business”

Fit to Fat to Fit (Old Guy Version) Fat DEXA Results

Fit to Fat to Fit FAT Joe Kennedy 100218Yesterday, I had another DEXA Body Composition Test at Body Comp here in San Diego.  It was more than a little embarrassing for me – but in a sick way, I earned the ‘results’.

For the past 100 or so days, I have been eating (mostly) like a freaking pig.  Instead of my usual (fairly) clean diet (I call it a Live-It), I’ve been consuming pizza, ice cream, cookies, cakes, pasta, and donuts. I even drank a couple of half racks of beer like the ‘good ole days’.  Between June 27th and October 2nd of this year (98 days), I gained 41.9 pounds – including 29.3 pounds of gross, ugly fat.

Not a pretty site – I didn’t enjoy it at all and feel like total crap because of it.  Not only have gained a belly, but also man-boobs I never thought that I would be cursed with.  My energy levels have tanked, I’m much more easily out of breath – and I even have to sit down to put my shoes on.  I only have one pair of shorts that fit me (they have an elastic band) – and no pants that do.  I’ve had to resort to wearing sweats on several occasions.  For me, there are a couple of things that hurt bad:  1) I hate having fat thighs that rub together when I walk (waddle) and 2) I’m fat enough that even my wife is grossed out.  Painful – and not necessarily in that order.  Here are the major differences in my DEXA results in less than 100 days:  Continue reading “Fit to Fat to Fit (Old Guy Version) Fat DEXA Results”

Fitness Genes: How to Submit DNA for a Fitness Genes DNA Test

Fitness Genes DNA Collection and Submission:  How To

I filmed this video about submitting DNA for a Fitness Genes DNA test about a month ago. This video shows how simple it is to provide a DNA sample for a Fitness Genes DNA test – it’s as easy as spitting into a collection tube and mailing it in!

What I didn’t realize is that it does take some time to complete the DNA sequencing – and the results do not come overnight.

I’m really excited to partner with Fitness Genes and write and vlog about my experience, using Fitness Genes technology to help with my workouts, nutrition and last leg of my old guy version of Fit to Fat to Fit.

Make sure to watch my next video where I talk about the results of my October 2nd DEXA, my Fitness Genes DNA results and how I am going to use them to get from Fat to Fit as an ‘old’ guy.