Monday, April 08, 2013

My Final Blog For A While!!!

Hi Gang!   After writing this blog for more than six years, I'm going to have to walk away from my "Blog Room" for at least 20-weeks because of a new project I'm going to be involved with.

To those of you who have been with us since day one, I thank you for your interest and I've enjoyed the back and forth dialogue I've had with many of you.   Slowly but surely, a lot of people from different states and countries have found this blog and your thoughts and or comments are things I have looked forward to week after week after week.

When I was on television, I had opinions.   When I was on radio, I had opinions.   And yes, you've read a lot of opinions here.   But what's been fun for me was reading and or listening to YOUR opinions.    Yes, I listened and spoke with many of you by phone.

Because of a new adventure, I will have to devote my time (exclusively) TO this new adventure.

But today is a blog day soooo...Here come the headlines:



In case you haven't heard, at the age of 70, Annette Funicello has passed away.   And with that passing, a chunk of my childhood has also died.   When she showed up on "The Mickey Mouse Club", I couldn't get home fast enough so I could watch her on television.  Like many other guys my age, I was in love with her.  When she showed up on the big screen, I was one of the first in line.   Her future appeared to be priceless.   But as luck would have it, her luck turned bad when she got hit by the terrible disease that is known as Muscular Sclerosis (MS).   She fought it, but sadly, one can't help but assume that those years of suffering were years that could have made many people bitter.  If she was, she "covered" it well.

Annette, I didn't know you, but I loved you then and love you now.  R.I.P. pretty lady and thanks for the pleasure you provided while I was growing up.


Guns are still being talked about.   A lot of people seem to think we are in danger of law enforcement people coming to our homes with the purpose of taking our guns away from us.

I don't know how this kind of nonsense gets started, but folks you're going to worry yourself into death if you continue to think like this.   YO!!!   And read my lips!   Something like this AIN'T gonna happen!!!   Look, I can complain with the best of you, but THIS is CRAZY!!!


Gays!   Specifically, Gay Marriage.

The Supreme Court hasn't made a ruling on this yet, so seeing as how a decision will be announced before this blog resumes in September or October, here's my "2-cents" worth as of now.

When I was a lot younger, I believed that gays who were then called "homos" were God's aberration and we'd be better off if they all died.

Buuut....When I got older, I LEARNED a couple of things.

(1)   If we believe in God, we DON'T believe that God makes a mistake when a gay person is born.

(2)   I also learned that there are "straight" people who are bad and there are "gay" people who are bad.   In other words, no difference except for the gender they're attracted to.   It's been my (older) experience that gay folks pretty much want what us straight folks want.   A place to live, a good job and someone to love.

If it's Roy who falls in love with Bob or it's Sally who falls in love with Mary, why the hell should we care about this.

I think by now we know that a marriage of a man and a woman is no guarantee that those two people will be together for life.   All the research that's been done about children living in a home with Roy and Bob or Sally and Mary shows us there's no difference between those homes and homes in which children are living with Roy and Barbara or Sam and Juliet.

In conclusion I understand that the gay community would like to be allowed to legally marry the person they're in love with.   Some of this has to do with legal benefits when one of the partners dies, etc.

If the Supreme Court rules against marriage for gays, I sincerely hope that the Supreme Court will make a ruling having to do with "civil unions" or SOMETHING (no matter what it's called) being allowed that would take care of the "benefits" issue.


Jay and Jimmy!   In case you hadn't heard, The "Tonight Show" will have a new host next year.   Jay Leno will be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.   Will Jay retire or go to another network?   Stay tuned.


"42"   That is the title of a new film that will be in your favorite multiplex this coming Friday.   It's the Jackie Robinson story and it has gotten terrific reviews.


This will be brief...

NBC's "Smash" has been moved to Saturday night.   I thought Saturday's show was terrific.

So MANY good television shows!!!   And we can't see 'em all!!!

"Bates Motel", Monday nights on A&E has been renewed for a second season.   Good decision.   I think it's a very good show.

"The Following" will be on Fox tonight.   It stars Kevin Bacon and an outstanding supporting cast, it's been renewed for next season and there are only 5 more episodes this season.   I LOVE this show.

Meanwhile, "The Good Wife" on CBS, "Revenge", "Red Widow" "Nashville" and "Scandal" continue to entertain us on ABC.

And yes, it's the NCIS shows on CBS that get the most viewers.

AMERICAN IDOL....I think this show is getting it's groove back.   One big mistake is being made by the voting public.   They are continuing to give enough votes to a singer who has no business being ON this show.   I think they're doing it because they feel sorry for the singer who's name is Lazaro Arbos.   Count your lucky stars, Lazaro.

Big college basketball game tonight.   Louisville against Michigan for the championship.   Louisville is favored, but I won't be surprised if Michigan wins.

THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS?   Please write to me at and I 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 won't be able to respond to you.   I respond to everyone ASAP unless you identify yourself as "Anonymous".   Those emails are ignored.

THE NEXT BLOG:   Not until sometime in September or October.  I'm going to miss you!   ALL of you!

Meanwhile, I hope that you have a great rest of the week and remember...   AMERICA FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!