AC/DC’s Live at River Plate offers too much of the same and not enough new
The biggest knock against Australian rockers AC/DC is the band’s songs all sound the same. As a die-hard AC/DC fan, I say they damn well better! I’d lose what little faith I have left in mankind if I ever heard a synthesizer on any of AC/DC’s studio albums. However, the problem with AC/DC’s live albums isn’t that the songs all sound the same — it’s | Read More »
Success! I blocked out false reality for a week!
Late last Monday I vowed to ignore talk radio, news and opinion websites of any kind, as well a cable or nightly news stations. The last memory I have Campaign 2012 is of Romney’s audio recording accurately describing the Democratic base. Naturally the media couldn’t have this (bitter clingers charge apparently was acceptable in 2008) and likely did what the White House wanted and attacked | Read More »
Falling off the grid until Nov. 6? Can it be done?
As the late George Steinbrenner would say while in the throes of a New York Yankees losing streak, “Enough is enough!” The 2012 presidential election has officially worn on me to the point where: 1. Hearing Barack Obama’s snake-oily slathered voice makes me cringe; 2. Watching Mitt Romney’s empty campaign makes me click off the television in disgust; 3. I realize the mainstream media is beyond redemption | Read More »
Don’t rely on the Shy Tory! Explain yourself, Mitt!
Late last month a British writer named Adam Shaw, writing for the American Thinker, proposed a theory that Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan might be in much better shape against President Barack Obama than is reflected in polling data. He argues that an early 1990s phenomenon in the United Kingdom called “the Shy Tory” factor — in which polls overwhelmingly showed Labour (liberals) candidates | Read More »
God and Man at the DNC
Should President Barack Obama lose reelection this November – and I’m not convinced that he will – his dismal stewardship of the economy and reckless spending will be primary reasons, but I also believe two other variables will have played a part. 1. The “You didn’t build that” speech made in Roanoke, Va. Heard in its entirety and not just one brief sound bite, it | Read More »
David Chalian enters Todd Akin’s world
Rarely is it decent to revel in someone else’s self-inflicted misfortune, but it happens all the time (Todd Akin, anyone?). I am guilty of it today, Aug. 29, 2012, when journalist David Chalian’s disdain for the Republican party went viral. David Chalian up until a few hours ago was Yahoo! News’ Washington Bureau director who was covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Just a few | Read More »
If only Akin was Torricelli …
Why am I, a New Jersey resident, furious with Todd Akin? The Missouri Republican Senate candidate’s breathtaking ignorance and stupidity regarding rape and conception not only immediately imperiled GOP chances to pick up a winnable seat held by the unpopular Claire McCaskill, but gave Democrats ammunition to lob at Republicans up and down ballots nationwide, including Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Everyone on the planet | Read More »
What was/is Todd Akin thinking?
Really. What was Todd Akin thinking when he uttered the phrase “legitimate rape”? What was throbbing through his gray matter that made him state that women who are in the process of being raped can somehow internally prevent fertilization? I listened to Todd Akin mount an incoherent apology/defense on Sean Hannity’s radio show today and heard the nonsensical ramblings of a politician who clearly isn’t aware that his | Read More »
GOP Leader: Harry Reid is the Senate’s Jerry Sandusky
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said the following on the Senate floor today: “Harry Reid, the majority leader, is my friend. He’s served this honorable body with distinction ever since joining it in 1987. But I cannot overlook the phone call I received today from a very reliable source who I will not name who stated the following: Harry Reid has been molesting young boys who have | Read More »
Who’s goin’ to National Same-Sex Kiss Day?
Friday is national Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A! Unfortunately I won’t be attending, just as I wasn’t able to attend Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day today because there isn’t one friggin’ CFA within 30 miles of where I live in New Jersey. As it is, I’m on Weight Watchers. CFA would torpedo my Points Plus for the day in about five seconds. I am not gay, but | Read More »
Chick-fil-A, please come to NW New Jersey!
Chicago Mayor Rahman Emanuel recently slank into the Chick-fil-A gay marriage fray by declaring the fast food chain chickena non grata in the city due to the restaurant president’s outspoken support of traditional marriage. “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect | Read More »
North Korean First Lady: Eat More, Gain Weight
By Oh Goh-Ahn Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea – Gloriously enchanting DPRK First Woman Ri Sol-ji strongly recommends peasants do more to improve their health by eating and gaining weight in order to work harder during the next bountiful harvest. “Only strong, vibrant workers can graciously toil in the bustling fields of wheat,” said Comrade Ri, who addressed adoring masses from high atop the palace | Read More »
Paterno’s History is History
By now we all know that the NCAA came down hard on the Penn State football program and top university brass: a $60 million penalty that could be a tax if John Roberts gets his say, a four-year ban on bowl and championship games, a loss of scholarships, five years probation, and nullifying all the wins – 111 of them – the team compiled from | Read More »
Recently discovered Brian Ross report on Mitt Romney
What follows is the text of a July 9, 2012, ABC News report that should have been aired but wasn’t due to a power failure at network headquarters (I cannot believe this has only come to light now): GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Special Investigative Reporter Brian Ross is checking in with us with what could very well be the defining political moment in 2012. BRIAN ROSS: George, we have some | Read More »
Steve Jobs for President
Please note: The following post is meant to be taken in a light-hearted manner. I’m not advocating we run Chinese sweat shops to be competitive. I’m just having a little fun. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died late last year. Prior to his passing, the iconic genius not only founded Apple Computer with the help of Steve Wozniak in a California garage back in the 1970s, but | Read More »
Radio Free Food Stamps
Food stamps are bad. That’s what I learned growing up in the 1980s. My parents explained that food stamps helped poor people afford to buy food. And as noble and humane as it is to offer financial assistance to people who need nourishment, it’s not something of which to be proud. Face it, nobody wants to be poor, and indeed there was a stigma attached | Read More »
And the next U.S. Veep is … Interesting
The Most Interesting Man in the World! His Social Security Number can unlock most vaults. Dead people actively campaign for him. The New York Times seeks his endorsement. His fundraisers have brought small nations out of debt. Jesus has asked him what he would do. He leaves Barack Obama speechless. He is (ka-boom!) The Most Interesting Man in the World. “I don’t always vote Republican, | Read More »
Will journalists get to keep their healthcare?
The newspaper industry continuously crumbles due to the onslaught of divergent, free news sources and dwindling advertising revenues. As a result, many companies, including my former one, Gannett, look for ways to cut costs. These methods include cutting down on the physical sizes of the actual newspapers (less paper, less ink, more savings); furloughing employees (which happened to me a few times); or through layoffs | Read More »
First it’s Healthcare, then they came for our Children
Now that Chief Justice John Roberts has set a limiting principle on what products, services and behaviors government can tax — absolutely everything — it’s appropriate to reflect on our freedoms and consider what future taxes can be levied on the great unwashed to improve a horridly unfair and unjust society. Children. The United States faces an overpopulation crisis. For each productive, erudite college professor living | Read More »