Gas prices! Up, up UP!!! Mormons are against all things having to do with gambling! But Mitt Romney??? Porn legend Jenna Jameson tells why she plans to vote for Romney! And so does film legend, Clint Eastwood! "End of life" options!!! Los Angeles Radio Ratings!!! OBAMA: Eligible or IN-eligible???
Hi everybody! A lot of you commented on my little adventure with the free spirited lady from a foreign country. My answer to the question most of you asked? Yes, I'm still smiling. And no, she didn't show up THIS week.
A couple of more things before commenting on the (above) headlines. And yes, I'm sure the 6th headline has your attention.
I have had a continuing address here in the Los Angeles area since November of 1979. I mention this because this little blog has readers in 46 states and a few foreign countries. No Alaska, Idaho, Maine, or Montana, readers that I know of. So when I mention something that is strictly L.A. related, I know that a lot of you are not familiar with what I might be referring to.
Robert W. Morgan. Ever heard of him? He's a Hall of Fame radio broadcaster who left us all too soon. Robert W. Morgan was a guy I had the pleasure of sitting in the studio with three different times on two different radio stations here. Robert W. Morgan was also instrumental in my having a 10+years run as a television sports anchor here.
So when his daughter asks for a favor, I don't blink. I just DO it!
Susanna Morgan has a blog that's called, 'Not June'. She wants to become the TOP SoCal Mommy Blog @ Circle of Moms. Please click on the link you'll see below. Scroll down to 'Not June' and click on the orange 'Thumbs Up' icon to place your vote. Here comes the link.
I sincerely hope that some of you will have time to vote for her.
Here comes the other thing before we go to "Headlines".
A thing (video) that Hall of Fame music guy and big friend of this blog, Don Graham sent me. I think this is well produced and worth watching. Some of you will agree with it and some of you won't. Here comes THAT link.
Let's get busy!
Headline #1: Gas prices! Up, up, UP!!!
Scary stuff, huh? More than 30 cents a gallon higher in less than a week. And climbing. These big oil barons are a piece of work. They get unbelievable tax breaks from us, but they have no problem at all when it comes to "screwing us". Who do you think they'll be voting for and why? "Birds of a feather", that's why.
Excuses for the budget busting price hikes? Simple. "Because we (they) CAN!!!" To be fair, I should state they have actually said other things than that, but for those of us who have been paying attention to these people for many years, a response from us to their responses/excuses, resulting in us puking, would be very understandable.
Headline #2: Mormons are against all things having to do with gambling! But Mitt Romney??
Mitt Romney is a guy who supposedly gives a lot of money to the Mormon Church. That would lead one to believe that Romney believes in all things "Mormon" if you will. I don't have a problem with anyone's religious beliefs. But I do wonder about this "belief" situation because Mitt Romney's number one campaign money provider is Sheldon Adelson, a guy who became off the charts rich because of money made through gambling operations and right now, he's being investigated for money laundering. In this particular case, Romney is probably an innocent spectator regarding Adelson's legal concerns, but there's no way in the world that Romney doesn't/didn't know that Adelson is whacha call a "Gambling Man".
And once again, we ask this question: Mr. Romney, what DO you believe in?
Headline #3: Porn legend Jenna Jameson tells why she plans to vote for Mitt Romney. And so does film legend, Clint Eastwood.
Nothing scandalous involving Jameson's reason for supporting Romney. Nothing about Romney being associated in any way, shape or form with the porn folks. Jameson simply states that she's rich and Republicans are better for rich people.
Clint Eastwood? He also has an interesting reason for being a Romney supporter. Eastwood believes that Romney was too handsome to be a governor, but he thinks that Romney is "handsome perfect" to be president.
Headline #4: End of life options!
There have been an alarming number of stories about men and women who have been forced to suffer tremendous pain over a long period of time when what they would prefer to do, is to be allowed to "die". In other words, have a husband, a wife or a doctor allow them the dignity of dieing peacefully and no longer being a burden to others and most definitely no longer having to suffer extraordinary pain while knowing there was/is no chance of their quality of life getting better. In fact, it will only get worse.
I know that some powerful religious folks and some medical associations have been against "end of life options" but I think they're DEAD WRONG, no pun intended. And I can't help but wonder if the medical associations' stance has to do with money. As in more money for them. And yes, I hope I'm wrong about that.
Headline #5: Los Angeles Radio Ratings!
Except for showing up as a guest once in a while, I haven't had anything to do with radio ever since I started this blog. I was lucky enough to have played in that arena for a good number of years and overall, it was a successful ride.
Some new radio ratings for Los Angeles were released a few days ago and for the first time in a long time, I looked at these numbers very closely.
I know that things have changed, but how can ANY of these stations be proud of the "rating numbers" they're getting?!?
Headline #6: OBAMA: Eligible or IN-eligible???
Got your attention now, don't I?
We are getting very close to electing a new president (Mitt Romney) or giving four more years to our current president, Barack Obama.
The Republican and Democrat conventions are just around the corner and the public debates between these two men will begin on October 3.
From what appears to have been from the day he got elected until now, there is a very stubborn group of people who are convinced that Barack Obama shouldn't be our president because in their view, Obama is "ineligible" to be our president.
He was/is, in their view a "Manchurian Candidate" of some kind, if not worse.
My view of their views? Fair enough. Show me the proof, no doubt about it proof and I'll lead the "citizen's arrest" posse.
What prompts me to make this subject "Headline #6" today is because of something I got from a long time friend of mine earlier today. He's not a lunatic, he's not (to the best of my knowledge) some kind of "White Power" guy, it is obvious he wishes Obama hadn't been elected, but until today, I didn't know he (apparently) believes that Obama is "ineligible" to be our president.
Is this an out of the blue conclusion based on frustration because he's afraid Obama might get re-elected? I don't know.
But here's what I DO know!
And stay with me, believers. Because if you haven't thought about what I'm about to tell you, you're probably not going to like it.
I'm a political junkie. I was once offered the opportunity to run for the U.S. Senate. For reasons I won't bore you with, I, after much thought, declined.
I watched every second of the recent Republican debates and I watched every second of the Democrat and Republican debates before Obama was elected. Do you remember who Obama's final (memorable) debates were with? Hillary Clinton.
Now stay with me here.
Do you remember who her husband is? A former President of the United States named Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton still has Secret Service agents at his beck and call. Do you think FBI officials take Bill Clinton's calls? Of course you do. So do all National Security officials. The rumors about Barack Obama and him not being a legal citizen were things that the Clintons heard and were very aware of. Don't you think that Bill Clinton, husband of presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton made calls to all the kinds of law enforcement people I mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph?
And don't you think that (if for no other reason) it was the former President of the United States that was asking them to conduct a "no holds barred" investigation, that they did indeed conduct that kind of an investigation?
Hey, if the Secret Service, FBI and or National Security investigators discovered that the rumors were in fact true, or true enough to "bust" Obama, don't you think that they would have DONE that?
Common sense, folks.
You might not like it, but it is common sense.
Otherwise we are talking about being surrounded by the most incompetent members of the Secret Service, FBI and National Security people in the history of our nation.
Not to mention any cop on the street who would end up in the history books if he or she proved these rumors to be true.
I admit it. I'm a little out of breath at the moment.
A lot of entertaining Olympics stuff, huh. U.S. women soccer players won more gold, you know about Michael Phelps, his all time Olympic medals record and a hot new girlfriend. Life is good for those who work hard. If you care about the Olympics, you know about everything else that has happened.
Some quick TV stuff, a couple of new films and then we'll wrap this puppy up.
Gang, if you haven't seen "Political Animals" on the USA cable channel, what can I tell you? You've been missing a great show. This coming Sunday's show might be the last show for this season, but I'm sure they'll be showing a lot of reruns.
Another great episode of "The Newsroom" on HBO this past Sunday. Especially the last 15-20 minutes or so. After seeing the previews for this coming Sunday's show, I think we're going to be seeing a "barn burner", if you know what I mean.
The season finale of "Dallas" on TNT last night, was super terrific and gives us fans of the show a lot to think about when the show returns in January.
That great television show, "The Closer" will show their final (ever) new episode on Monday. They had a heck of a good run.
I saw both films this past Tuesday. "Killer Joe" and "Celeste and Jesse Forever".
Killer Joe: The NC-17 film a lot of people have been talking about. The character of "Killer Joe" is played by Matthew McConaughey and this is the second film he's been in this year that shows us sides of him we didn't know he had. And I mean that as a compliment. Terrific supporting cast which included Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon. It was directed by Academy Award winning director, William Friedkin.
Yes, there's some serious violence in this film, but there's a good story about a plan that goes sour. Seeing how great Juno Temple looks is worth the price of admission and she has the last line in the film. While she's holding a gun. I don't think the film deserved an NC-17 rating. I've seen more nudity and violence in films that weren't tagged with that rating. I liked the film.
"Celeste & Jesse Forever". No nudity or violence in this film, but folks, if you have a heart, you'll love this film.
Rashida Jones plays the role of Celeste and Andy Samberg plays the role of Jesse. Rashida Jones and her long time real life friend Will McCormack wrote the film. Very nice supporting cast which includes McCormack, Emma Roberts, Chris Messina and Elijah Wood.
I'm not sure about this, but I'm inclined to think that this is Rashida Jones' first leading role in a film. As a lot of you probably know, she's the daughter of Quincy Jones.
I was a fan of hers before I saw this film and now I'm a bigger fan. This is a story about the characters Celeste and Andy being in the process of getting a divorce, but because they really still like each other, they have a hard time signing the papers that are necessary.
Both of these actors are perfect for these roles. I felt every ounce of what they were going through. And you can't help but wonder why these two are even THINKING about getting divorced. But they are and they do, but that's not how the film ends. If you don't "tear-up" a little when the inevitable is taking place, welllll....
I highly recommend this film, folks.
And Rashida? Don't know ya, but from a distance I LOVE YA!
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THE NEXT BLOG? Barring unforseen circumstances, late next Thursday night, August 16 or very early Friday morning, August 17.
I hope that all of you have a great weekend and don't forget,