Thursday, December 15, 2011

Karl Rove says, "Enough with the debates!" Done with Iraq? A good idea from Rick Perry! Ryan Seacrest, Tim Tebow and Ron Paul!!!

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Republican Debates:

Did you see this past Saturday's debate? I did. Am I the only one who thought that at the beginning of the broadcast that Diane Sawyer sounded like she was auditioning for a dramatic stage play of some kind? To be fair, as time went on, she "dialed it down", but....

After last Saturday's GOP debate, Karl Rove decided he'd seen and heard enough and he wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal about his complaints. For those of you who don't know, Karl Rove was a trusted associate of George W. Bush when Bush was serving two terms as president. Sean Hannity refers to Rove as "The Architect" as in, being the brains behind Bush's successes. Laura Bush has publicly stated a different view. When asked about how Rove has been described, she said, "He (Rove) likes to think he was."

Except for one of the debates, I've watched every minute of all the other debates and I will be watching tonight's debate as well. If there is something worth mentioning after the debate has ended, I will add it to this blog before it gets posted.

Governor Perry's Idea! An Idea That Deserves Being Listened To and Debated!

As most folks know, GOP candidate, Governor Rick Perry has had some tough moments during these debates, but in the last couple of debates, he's come up with something that I think is worth taking a serious look at. If I'm understanding him correctly, in essence, he's saying that if he is elected to be our next president, he will be trying to turn members of the House and of the Senate into part time workers and I think he's also advocating term limits. When he said these things, no moderator or other candidate asked a question or made a comment about his idea. Maybe the moderators and candidates took the position that it was simply some other dumb thing that Perry had said and decided to ignore it. It's also possible and perhaps probable that the candidates and moderators didn't hear what Perry said because it wasn't about THEM and they were too busy thinking about what THEY were going say.

I respectfully disagree with that kind of thinking. Something needs to be done in the way of a "Gee, no one ever EXPLAINED it to me that way before!" to make these House members and Senate members feel like they've gotten an attention getting hot poker shoved up their backsides so they'll (hopefully) decide to quit doing things for manipulative cash carrying LOBBYISTS and get BACK to doing things for the American people who voted for them!

Gang there's a reason that the people who are lowest in the polls are members of the House and members of the Senate. And isn't it long past time to pass legislation that prevents lobbyists from being allowed within 500 yards of an elected politician. You know, like lawmakers do to stalkers?!?

Just sayin'. And just askin'.

And How About That Ron Paul?

76 years old, still kicking up a storm, has a ton of young people who like what he has to say and he's beginning to climb up in the polls. Gang, I interviewed Ron Paul a few times on a radio show of mine a few years ago. He's a very interesting guy, he is an "America First" kind of guy (as am I), he's against the wars (as am I), but like a lot of other people, he has some declared views in his past that to me, are troubling. No reason for me to get into those "views" unless he becomes a more of a "contender" than he is now, buuuut....
Just sayin'.


I just now finished watching the Republican debate(s) from Iowa on the Fox News Channel.

I think this was the best debate show of them all.

Yes, Governor Rick Perry brought up his idea (again) about reigning in House members and Senate members and it elicited one small and unimportant response/question from one of the moderators. To me, this is a subject that deserves serious discussion(s). Perry also seemed to be the most relaxed that he's ever been and he had the two funniest lines of the night.

I know that Michele Bachmann is a big "believer" in what she says, but because she has said so many things BEFORE these debates began that were wrong, wrong, wrong, (and continues to do so) she, more times than not, comes across as a pleasant wack-job.

As of now, I don't see Santorum, Bachmann or Huntsman being around much longer unless they're able to miraculously pull a whole bunch of rabbits out of hats. Buuut, we've all been surprised, haven't we?


A war that never should have happened has (allegedly) ended. Thousands of Americans troops were killed and more thousands suffered permanent life changing injuries. For WHAT?!? Weapons of mass destruction? DIDN'T EXIST!!! Because Iraq had something to do with 9/11? TOTALLY BOGUS!!! So why did we send troops there and spend billions on top of billions of dollars? And we will continue to spend billions of dollars because of all the severe injuries troops will need lifetime care for. And I again ask the question, FOR WHAT?!? If there really is an afterlife presided over by a God, I would expect that God to ask George W. Bush and Dick Cheney that same question. Same deal with this stupid war we're involved with in Afghanistan.


Tim Tebow. What he's been doing is about as entertaining as it gets, isn't it? This Sunday, on CBS, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos will be playing against the great Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and I think this will be the highest (television) rated football game of the year.

Ryan Seacrest. Most of you have heard about him, right? The host of "American Idol", the Rockin' New Years Eve" show, the producer of the Kardashian shows, his radio show, etc., etc. We are now being told that some NBC executives are kicking around the idea of Seacrest taking Matt Lauer's place on The Today Show late next year. A number of NBC people are complaining about it because they can't imagine a guy like Seacrest having what it takes to be the host of a show like The Today Show. I don't know if he would be a successful fit, but I do know that he's been successful at everything else he's tried. Meanwhile, the new season of American Idol will begin soon.

In other television news, Chris Meloni has found a new job. Meloni played the role of Detective Elliot Stabler for many years on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" until he was offered a pay cut for a new contract that he declined. Meloni has been hired to be a series regular on the new season of HBO's "True Blood". Meloni will be playing an ancient, powerful vampire who every one of the show's major characters will have to answer to.

Another great episode of "The Good Wife" this past Sunday. It was nice to see the characters played by Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth being assertive again. The Noth scene was especially powerful.

"Boss", starring Kelsey Grammer and a bunch good supporting characters, wrapped up their first season last Friday with one of the main characters getting killed.

A 90-minute season finale of "Homeland" will be shown on Showtime this Sunday. "Homeland" is a GREAT show and it along with several of the actors, figure to get serious award nominations. A 60-minute season finale of "Dexter" will also be shown on Showtime this Sunday.

The Fox show "Glee" presented a wonderful Christmas show this past Tuesday. If you missed it, but you have "On Demand" privileges, I highly recommend you taking advantage of it and watching the "Glee" show.

A lot of shows are on hiatus because of the holidays.

I saw one film this past week. "The Mechanic", a 2011 film on Showtime. It stars Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland and Tony Goldwyn. Non stop action film. Great popcorn flick.

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THE NEXT BLOG? Because of the holidays, this will be my last blog until Thursday night, January 5th. Meanwhile, I hope that each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas (or any other celebration you have) and a very Happy New Year! Hey, 2012 HAS to be better than 2011, DOESN'T IT?!?


Thursday, December 08, 2011

'Tis the season...Woe is me...Romney's history has nothing to do with job CREATION...No more next day mail? Obama's birth STILL an issue?!?

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Before getting into a couple of political things and the entertainment stuff, are you getting "Holiday Fever", yet? Christmas, New Year's, lots of other religious holidays on the horizon which leads me to....

It's beginning to look a lot like....Go ahead and finish the song yourself.

And speaking of singing....

Hall of Fame music guy Don Graham sent me a couple of new Christmas songs I'd like to tell you about that are available on iTunes and

"O Holy Night", sung by Nathan Pacheco and Katherine Jenkins. This new version of an old song is SOOO good that big time radio consultant Bob Hamilton is saying that ALL the radio stations he consults will be playing this song. I listened to this song several times in my car yesterday and if I was still doing radio stuff, I would definitely be playing this.

Same deal with the other Christmas song that Don Graham sent me. "Mistletoe & Holly", which was originally sung by Frank Sinatra on his 1957 Christmas album, "A Jolly Christmas". This new version of "Mistletoe & Holly is sung by the great actor, Robert Davi who, among other things, has an album of Sinatra songs that he sang. Davi's version of "Mistletoe & Holly" will be available for purchase next Tuesday, December 13 on iTunes and The price is only 99 cents and 100% of Davi's proceeds will be donated to The Salvation Army's 120th Red Kettle Campaign which provides emergency assistance to the millions of families in need this Christmas. As you can see, in addition to being a great actor, Robert Davi is also a great humanitarian. While I am writing this blog, I am listening Davi's "Mistletoe & Holly" on my CD player here in my office.


Who is going to end up being the GOP's presidential candidate? It's pretty much down to two people, isn't it? Unless someone unexpected decides to throw his or her hat in the ring? I suppose one of the current candidates besides Romney and Gingrich could end up surprising us, but right now it's pretty safe to say that would be a BIG surprise.

As of now, the leader in the polls is the talking out of both sides of his mouth and multiple adulterer, Newt Gingrich. Old news, you say? Perhaps, but so is the saying about a leopard never changing his spots. Newt Gingrich has, in the past, been supportive of issues that are considered to be liberal issues. For the purposes of ingratiating himself to money people and religious leaders who seem to (at times) wish they could somehow turn the clock back to the 50's, Gingrich now pretends he never had those previous beliefs. How does he get away with it? Probably the same way he got away with convincing previous wives that they should believe him instead of their eyes.

Mitt Romney is now in second place in the current GOP polls. Romney's past flip-flopping is something that pretty much everyone is aware of. But whenever he's asked about it, the only things he seems to be able to say that he hasn't flip-flopped on is the church he attends and the only wife he has ever had.

Okay. Let's say for the sake of argument that politics is a blood sport and there are times you have to change some publicly stated beliefs. In Romney's case, that's a LOT of publicly stated beliefs, but hey, if you're slick enough.....

Gang, here comes something that Romney should NEVER be allowed to slither away from. In the debates, he likes to say that because of all the time he spent in the private sector, HE'S the best candidate to solve our unemployment problem(s) because of all the job creating he did IN the private sector.

And when he says that, someone should be yelling, "Stop, that's bullshit, STOP!!!"

None of the current GOP candidates have been responsible for more people LOSING their jobs than Mitt Romney. When he was working for the Bain folks, he was responsible for getting rid of thousands of workers so investors would make more money and Romney would make a lot more money.

Just sayin'.

Okay, somebody's going to end up running against President Obama. And that somebody might win. In a very recent speech, Obama said something about the "trickle down" theory espoused by so many on the "right". Obama said it doesn't work and it has never worked. And he's right. David Stockman is the guy who famously talked Ronald Reagan into supporting the trickle down nonsense and a couple of years ago, Stockman publicly admitted he was wrong. George Bush Senior once referred to Stockman's idea as voodoo economics and Bush Senior was right. Yes, Bush Senior served only one term because of doing the right thing when it needed to be done. And that was to raise taxes.

Back to Obama for a second....Donald Trump will soon host a GOP debate and I bring this up because "The Donald" is still bringing up stuff about Obama's birth. GOP candidate Rick Perry also brings it up from time to time and Perry says it's fun to stir things up.

REALLY?!? Isn't it interesting that no president in our history has ever been challenged about whether or not he's an American citizen? Except Obama? And had there been any truth to these trumped up allegations, don't you think some hot shot Secret Service Agent or some other kind of police guy or woman would have come up with the EVIDENCE?!?

Just askin'.

Woe is me...annnd YOU:

Me first.

Earlier this week, we had some very cold weather here in the Los Angeles area. Rain or shine, I do a 7-days a week 3-5 miles health walk. Day before yesterday, I did see some ice patches on the sidewalks and I did a good job of avoiding them. Until...I was almost home, I got distracted, and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground. OUCH!!! As a guy I used to work with liked to say, "I hurt all over more than anyplace else!"

Woe is me! And YOU!

Have you heard about the Post Office business that we're all in danger of being hit with? Two or three months from now, we might be looking at the end of "next day mail". More like three days and things like magazines taking 7-9 days. Also the possiblilty of no more Saturday service and a lot of Post Office buildings being shut down.

If some or all of this happens, it'll be, "Woe is ALL of us!!!"


Have you seen the film, "Ides of March"? It came out a few months ago, I saw it, liked it a lot and wrote about it in this blog. Oscar nominations will be announced soon and there seems to be a pretty good "buzz" about "Ides of March".

A few days ago, I saw the new NC-17 film that's been in the news. I saw "Midnight Cowboy" when it came out and was rated "X" many years ago. When I saw it, I wondered why such a prohibitive rating had been attached to this film. A film that made stars out of Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

"Shame" is the name of the NC-17 film that I saw. It stars Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Carey Mulligan is one of my favorite actresses and while I admit to not being familiar with Michael Fassbender, he did a good job (acting wise) in this film. As did Mulligan. Yes, this is a film about sex and problems (or not) that the Fassbender character has. I don't think this is a great film, I don't think it will get any big Oscar nominations, but the film isn't boring by any stretch of the imagination. This is by no means a porn film, but it is an adult film and I'm glad I saw it.

I REALLY enjoyed a film on HBO a few nights ago. It came out earlier this year and it stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt with terrific supporting performances from ("Mad Men's) John Slattery, the world class actor Terence Stamp and other fine actors. "The Adjustment Bureau" is the name of this film and it is a film I didn't see in my favorite Cineplex because the previews I saw led me to believe this wasn't much of a film at all.

Boy was I wrong about THAT! This is a love story with high drama elements that make you desperately want the Matt Damon and Emily Blunt characters to end up "winning" the battle they find themselves in the middle of. As of this moment, Emily Blunt is my new fantasy love object. I thought she was flat out adorable in "The Adjustment Bureau" and I LOVED this film!

Television stuff? Because of football and some music shows, some of our favorite regular shows weren't shown this past week and it's going to be like that until sometime in January.

But regarding the ones I (we) COULD see, I thought Sunday's episode of "The Good Wife" was that show's best episode this season. I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of the character "Kalinda" who plays the investigator.

Another terrific episode of "Revenge" on ABC last night. The twists and turns that show takes are fun to watch.

Only one more episode of "Boss" on STARZ, tomorrow night. And yes, it will be shown again many times on the different STARZ channels throughout the week. The show has been renewed so we'll see more episodes in a few months. Meanwhile, this has been a terrific showcase for star, Kelsey Grammer. He plays a ruthless Chicago mayor who is also hiding a deadly disease. In this past Friday's episode, his daughter went to jail, another politician was forced to talk to the Grammer character while he was on his knees and the previews for tomorrow night's season ending episode lead us to believe he plans to do something in a revenge sort of way to his wife. This show's first episode had a lot of people believing (and I was one of them) that this show might not be very good. I'm glad I didn't give up on "Boss" after that first episode. I expect that Grammer will get an Emmy nomination and there might be four other actors on "Boss" that will get nominated. A guy who plays a Chicago reporter who is out to "get" the Grammer character, a politician who was going to go after the Grammer character's job as mayor until he was forced to his knees and two terrific actors who work for the Grammer character. One of them, a woman, exudes a sexual vibe that's irresistible.

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THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforseen circumstances, Thursday night, December 15 or early Friday morning, December 16.

Here's a heads-up. Another Republican debate will be held this Saturday on ABC at 6pm, Pacific Time.

Meanwhile, I hope that you and yours have a terrific weekend.

And don't forget....


Thursday, December 01, 2011

AMERICA FIRST! To hell with foreign countries! Are ANY of these candidates worth voting for in the next presidential election? And THANKS!!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again; We need to concentrate on the United States of America because we have a lot of problems that need to be fixed. Some OTHER country has problems? Let THEM take care of those problems. Too many times, our tax money has been used to solve problems in other countries and way too many times and for way too many years, our tax money has been used for us to be the self declared "POLICEMAN of the WORLD!!!"



And how about these presidential candidates we have to choose from?!? Mitt Romney? Does anyone know what he REALLY believes in? About ANYTHING?!?

Newt Gingrich? Another guy who talks out of both sides of his mouth. Fire the "Fanny" folks? Put their leaders in jail? Oops! He was given 1.6 or was it 1.8 MILLION DOLLARS by the "Fanny" folks because of advice he was giving them? "I love you!", he has said until he has gotten a new mistress. More than once!

Would anyone like to guess what Newt Gingrich really believes in? About ANYTHING?!? Except for the fact if he was elected President he would apparently be offering amnesty for millions more illegals than Reagan did and what Reagan did was disgusting enough.

Herman Cain? Well, I kind of think we DO know what HE believes in. And can you imagine what would probably happen if somehow Cain was elected President and Gingrich was elected Vice President or the other way around? The White House would figure to become a "playground", wouldn't it? Just a couple of aging frat boys who never got around to growing up.

Rick Perry? I think I might like hanging out with him, but I wouldn't want him anywhere near the White House. Forget about what he might or might not believe in. Does Rick Perry KNOW very much about ANYTHING?!?

Michele Bachmann? One mistake followed by another mistake followed by.....TOO MANY MISTAKES!!!

I mean is she worst presidential candidate we've EVER had when it comes to factual errors?!?

Ron Paul? I like some of his ideas, but his ideas that I don't like keep me (and most of America) from thinking he's a candidate to be taken seriously.

Rick Santorum? Seems like a nice guy, but his mind is stuck in the 50's.

Jon Huntsman? This is a guy who I think should be the best Republican candidate of the bunch, but for whatever reason, he hasn't been able to communicate a message that has traction. He still has time to figure out HOW to do that, but not MUCH time.

The next Republican debate will be this Saturday, December 3 and it will be hosted by Mike Huckabee on FOX at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific. Six of the candidates are confirmed. The two who aren't confirmed are Cain and Huntsman. And yes, I know what some of you are thinking. Huckabee shouldn't be the HOST! He should be a CANDIDATE!

And yes, there is one other candidate I haven't mentioned. Barack Obama.

The current (so far) "Disappointment President". He wants four more years.

Barack Obama is the first Democrat I've ever voted for. His opponents don't want to acknowledge how "tough" his policies have been in Pakistan and Afghanistan. A hell of a lot tougher than George W. Bush's policies were.

But on the domestic front, he appears to have allowed himself to be kicked around by Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and the rest of the bought and paid for gang like the unelected Grover Norquist and other "wonderful citizens" just like Norquist.

This makes Obama appear to be weak. If he's not willing to fight (I mean REALLY fight) for what he supposedly believes in, why should anyone else fight FOR him?!?

And then we get to a question that is bothersome to many of us when we say, "Do we know what Barack Obama BELIEVES in? I mean REALLY believes in? And is he WILLING to fight for what he believes in? Or doesn't he really believe in ANYTHING?!?

Yes, things can change, but as of now, here's what we see and hear with our own eyes and ears; Not one of the candidates who say they would like to be President of the United States in 2013 has given us a good reason to believe that they have ANY ideas about how to get us out of this economic ditch the majority of Americans are in. The Republican candidates seem to want to do one thing. Make sure that rich folks don't have to pay more taxes and yes, some of them want to give amnesty to illegals.

The Democrat candidate, Barack Obama, wants rich folks to have to pay higher taxes, but other than that, he hasn't put up any kind of fight to get things done that would involve real job creation.

Okay....Republican candidates? Nothing! The Democrat candidate? Nothing!



I was going to do a "number" on Rush Limbaugh's recent claim that First Lady, Mrs. Obama was guilty of being "Uppity". The word has racial leanings, he was raised in an area that probably causes him to not know any better, I remember when he was begging to be hired by KMOX in St. Louis about the time I was there many years ago, but legendary GM Robert Hyland knew what Limbaugh was and wanted no part of him. Things have changed, Hyland died and eventually Limbaugh was hired by KMOX and he's still there. Upon reflection, I decided to pretty much ignore Limbaugh for what is simply one of his many "interesting" comments over the years.

Bad move by Jimmy Fallon's music people for playing an instrumental version of a song called, "Lyin' Ass Bitch" when Michele Bachmann walked on stage to have a conversation with Fallon. Because it was an instrumental version of a song very few people were/are familiar with, pretty much no one knew what had been played until Ms. Bachmann was told about it after the Fallon show had ended. And she raised holy hell about it. And I don't blame her. Fallon called her, apologized profusely, Ms. Bachmann says she believes Fallon was sincere. An NBC executive called her, apologized and said the band had been punished, but Ms. Bachmann was ticked off about that call because she felt the president of NBC should have called her. And ya know what? I think she's right.

Have you heard about the Iowa Republican folks who are trying to get Sarah Palin to change her mind and become a presidential candidate? I know that there are a lot of Sarah Palin fans out there, but one thing these fans need to understand is that Palin was never going to be a serious candidate. Sarah Palin is showing all of us that what she wants is a lot of money and she doesn't want to have to work much to get it. If you've been paying attention, thanks to FOX, mission accomplished.

And how about that Lindsay Lohan? She's supposedly getting paid something in the neighborhood of $700,000 or so for taking her clothes off for Playboy Magazine. That shouldn't be too hard to do, right? Well, as we've all learned, nothing seems to be simple for Ms. Lohan. After the pictures were taken and Lohan had left the building, Hugh Hefner looked at the pictures and demanded that she come back and pose again.

If you think YOU have it bad, stop and think about this; A so-called sexy beauty can't take her clothes off and be sexy, properly? Or is this a case of Mr. Hefner not realizing what most folks have noticed. She ain't as hot as she used to be, Boss Bunny. And hasn't been for a while.


Only two more episodes of "Boss" on STARZ. This Kelsey Grammer show has been renewed for a second season and I can tell you this very serious show has gotten better and better in every new episode. This last episode which can be seen (again) tonight, was/is a terrific episode. The next new episode will be shown tomorrow night, December 2, at 10.

It's been a tough season for "Glee", but this week's new episode was the best episode of the season. And another GREAT episode of "Parenthood" on NBC was shown this past Tuesday.

On Fox last night, "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" had it's premiere episode. Jaime Pressley and Katie Finneran are the moms, Aisha Dee and Kristi Lauren are the daughters and the co-creators are Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. The show featured some good laughs and I liked it.

After a slow start, "Dexter" has gotten good again and the new show "Homeland" continues to be terrific television.

I saw one film this past week. "Autumn in New York", a film that came out in 2000 and is currently on the STARZ circuit. It stars Richard Gere, Winona Ryder and an all star cast of supporting players. This film is what I refer to as a "weeper", I'm a sucker for good "weeper films" and I liked this film a lot.



This is going to be about some things that I would normally be writing about at the end of the year. Instead, I'm doing this on the first day of the last month of 2011.

Times have been tough for a lot of folks during the last few years and things might have been toughest for most folks THIS year.

This year has featured a number of tough spots for me. I was blind-sided when I found out I was going to have undergo three surgeries, surgeries that resulted in my losing out on two film opportunities and along the way I had my heart broken on several other possible projects. At one point, I couldn't help but wonder when the "bad luck" was going to end. In other words, I went through one of those "woe is me" stages.

Which as we all know, is a big waste of time and things do change.

Over the last couple of months, I've been humbled by very nice things being done for me and said about me and I'm going to mention a few names of people I want to publicly thank.

And in no particular order....

The legendary radio writer, Claude Hall and the very nice things he's said in his weekly Radio Daily News Sunday columns. owner-publisher Don Barrett for the nice things he's written when he should have allowed himself to be retired.

The Orange County Register's brilliant and long time radio columnist, Gary Lycan.

The excellent piano player and photographer, Alan Ascher.

Entertainment Tonight's long time Producer-Director, Kevin Gershan. I've known Kevin for more than 30 years, this blog was his idea, he wrote the short bio that you see to the right of each new blog and he has helped me in more ways than I can count. Yes, he was (also) the late radio Hall of Famer Robert W. Morgan's producer.

My mother. If I mentioned what she's done lately, she would be embarrassed.

Jack Roberts and his very nice words about me in his terrific Hollywood Hills daily column. He also provides a link to this blog.

Don Graham. The best music promoter in the world. He has also been a big cheerleader for this blog. I have no idea how many people he's recommended this little labor of love to. Don is also the very proud father-in-law of Sherry Bilsing-Graham who's new show, "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" debuted on Fox last night.

Marilyn. I'm not going to mention her last name because her husband isn't the friendliest guy in the world, but Marilyn, your job opportunity ideas are very much appreciated.

I'm sure I've accidentally forgotten some names, but the point of this is that no matter how bad things might get, things tend to change. Quickly. I want all of you who are struggling to remember that. Meanwhile, to the folks who have been so very kind to ME? Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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THE NEXT BLOG? Barring something unforseen, late Thursday night, December 8 or early Friday morning, December 9.

Meanwhile, I hope that all of you had a very nice Thanksgiving and that you have a very nice weekend.

And don't forget....

AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!