Archive for April, 2009

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Another Reason Why Bogus Is The Best Son Evah!

April 20, 2009
The new Enterprise: it's starting to grow on me...

The new Enterprise: it's starting to grow on me...

Bogus got Advance Screening tickets to the Star Trek movie! How cool is that! I tried to raise him right – on the Force and the Great Bird of the Galaxy – and it took! He had to submit the reasons he should go, and the reasons he gave were about thanking me…I can’t go into it here…but suffice it to say he is a great son and he just proved it AGAIN!

Wow! Thanks, Bogus!

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TOP in Hammond, Indiana

April 18, 2009

tower

It’s a pretty good location. It’s supposed to seat 2500. It was part of the renovation of the casino a year or so ago, and it’s very comfortable, and seems to have a good sound system. We were in the second row of tables, close to the front, and from there you tend to here more of the stage monitor mix than the main house feed, so I can’t vouch for the sound farther back.

Sightlines look good, and the mezzanine level might be the real place to sit. It’s not too far away – and there are two large video screens flanking the stage, so you can still see the action. If the mix is good back there, just back of of the board, it should be pretty nice.

The band played well, and a bunch of Larry’s friends and family from Chicago must have come down for the concert. He was pretty much mobbed at that time. I was able to squeeze in and get him to sign my set list. (They were selling autographed copies of the set list for $ 20 each, only 20 copies. Larry and Rocco were the only ones who had not signed them. Now mine just needs Rocco’s signature!)

Anyway, a good concert, the band played “You Met Your Match” from the new album, “Great American Soulbook,” apparently for the first time live. Sounded great to me, although Bogus says Larry invented a few lyrics. I think Stevie Wonder probably did that from time to time as well…anyway, he sounded great.  It was a delightful evening all the way around and Bogus says he read that the guy who runs The Venue is a big Tower fan, so maybe they will have a good location to play in the Chicago area every time the come through on tour!

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So maybe it’s already happened!

April 18, 2009

Last week the Governor of Texas got all kinds of crap from the Drive-By Media for bringing up the possibility of secession from the Union. An unusually large number of Texans seem to think of their state as a separate country already, compared to, say, Ohioans. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Remember, we have a Federal Government, with specific rights and duties according to the Constitution, and beyond that all rights are reserved to the States and to the People.

Anyway, so the poor guy gets jabbed for only saying what a lot of folks are probably thinking: we only are a part of the Union as long as y’all treat us OK, and if you don’t, we’re perfectly happy to go our own way, thankyouverymuch.

Apparently either (a) the Obama Administration, or (b) the Clinton State Department – they may not be the same thing, you know – already figure Texas is a separate country:

texas

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This is how teachers feel, most days…

April 18, 2009

ai splained it

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French President Sarkozy on Obama…

April 18, 2009
'Tis a pity the guy who "gets it" is President of France...

'Tis a pity the guy who "gets it" is President of France...

From Silver Scorpio:

“Paris – While US President Barack Obama is very intelligent and charismatic, he is ‘not always at his best when it comes to decisions and efficiency’, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted Thursday as saying.

‘He has only been elected for two months and has never managed a ministry in his life,’ Sarkozy was quoted as saying by Liberation newspaper. There were things on which Obama had no opinion, he added.

Sarkozy was quoted as saying that during the recent summit meetings in Europe he had told Obama, in reference to the European Union’s climate agreement, that ‘I don’t think you have quite understood what we (the EU) have done on the subject of CO2.'”

He called it back in October 2008:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel’s government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate’s stance on Iran as ‘utterly immature’ and comprised of ‘formulations empty of all content’.”

– from Haaretz.com

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“Chuck” on NBC – It Just Occurred To Me…

April 14, 2009

chuckChuck’s dad was recently revealed to be Scott Bakkula, who was the captain of the Enterprise on “Enterprise.” Capt. Awesome’s dad is Bruce Boxleitner, who was captain on ‘Babylon 5.” And Sarah’s dad was Gary Cole, who was captain on the Babylong 5 spinoff, “Crusade.”

Why is everybody’s dad a starship captain? Once we find out about Morgan’s dad, if every, who will he be? Did we have any Hispanic starship captains?

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Chuck Norris Weighs In On Religion In America

April 13, 2009
A Man, A Legend, A Way of Life...oh wait, that's Rush...this is Chuck Norris

A Man, A Legend, A Way of Life...oh wait, that's Rush...this is Chuck Norris!

I’m sure a lot of folks are not aware of Chuck Norris’ political or religions views. Chuck talks about his beliefs, and about the US as a Christian nation, at Human Events. He apparently became a Christian at a Billy Graham rally 20 years ago. Good for him! Read what he says – once again we are reminded of the way this country was founded and the principles that have made it so great for so long.

Then, in case you think you disagree with Chuck Norris, read the Chuck Norris Facts page to learn why we should all follow what Chuck tells us…or else!