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.

QUESTIONS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at and will respond to you ASAP. Don't write to the blog because there's no way for me to know your email address which means I wouldn't be able to respond to you. All "Anonymous" emails are ignored.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!


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