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Addressing soldiers in an aircraft hangar at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, President Obama conspicuously avoided mentioning his predecessor George W Bush.

He told the soldiers there about the worthiness of the war in planting the seed of democracy in the Middle East.

Iraq is not a perfect place but we are leaving a sovereign, stable and self-reliant country with a representative government elected by its people,” he said.

“This is an extraordinary achievement and today we remember everything you did to make it possible. Years from now your legacy will endure in the freedom of our children and our grandchildren.”

It was a moment that, if he had any class at all, if he thought about doing a little uniting, he could have and should have had ‘W’ there too.

And the good news is . . . ‘Hollywood’ reports that movie revenues hit a 16-year low.

The result: projected domestic revenues for the year of $10.15 billion, down 4 percent from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.275 billion tickets sold, a 4.8 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion.

So why is that good news? It’s ‘Hollywood,’ that’s why.

Adam Carolla explains the OWS crowd’s self-entitlement mentality.

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There is an ‘Issues’ box in the left-hand column. I was looking for a place to highlight some posts that are just as important and relevant today as they were when they were originally written.

If I had a reading assignment, it would have to include all the posts there.

Well, except for maybe the Bayou Texar link. That is a local (Pensacola) environmental issue. Part of that story is how environmental contamination is allowed in some cases, and not in others.

If there is a company with deep pockets involved, the lawyers would swarm all over that and the problem would be fixed. But when the problem can not be traced to a company but can be traced to a homeowner, then well, it’s OK.

It must be OK because nothing has been done about fixing it in the four years I’ve been following it, and the decades before that.

9 Things That Make You Say…”Help Me, Jesus!”





















OSAMA BIN LADEN has just met with the first of his 72 virgins that had been promised to him.

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And for your browsing pleasure, you can listen to WDAS-FM 105.3 in Philadelphia while on The Lunch Counter.

Scroll down and hit the play button.

And take it with you. Minimize it and/or open a new window and continue listening.

It’s not what it looks like. It’s a new pre-flight “ID check” done by a specially trained TSA K-9.

This is new technology. A skin gun.

Some E-Trade Baby commercials that didn’t make the cut.



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Take a look back to what it might have been like if Joseph and Mary had some of today’s social networking technology.

The younger folks may not know of Buddy Hackett, but his comedic genius in telling jokes is evident in this clip from an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. A city guy and a farmer settle an argument ‘country style.’

A car of the future? Maybe so. But certainly it is the energy source of the future. Or at least one of them.

It was entertainment night at the Senior Center.

Claude the hypnotist exclaimed: “I’m here to put you into a trance; I

intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience.”

The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful

antique pocket watch from his coat. “I want you each to keep your eye on

this antique watch. It’s a very special watch. It’s been in my family

for six generations”

He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly

chanting, “Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch. . .”

The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light

gleaming off its polished surface. Hundreds of pairs eyes followed the

swaying watch, until, suddenly, it slipped from the hypnotist’s fingers

and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces.

“SHIT!” said the Hypnotist.

It took three days to clean up the Senior Center.


A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, ‘Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.’

Very quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know..’ ‘You don’t know?  You’re, a Christian man, and don’t know what’s on the other side?’

The doctor was holding the handle of the door. On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining. And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, ‘Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room before. He didn’t know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened,  he sprang in without fear.

I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing… I know my Master is there and that is enough.’

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Candidate for Governor of Florida Alex Sink, caught here breaking the very rules that the person sending the text message on her Blackberry had proposed.

She promised an ethical administration, and promptly fired the guy on the other end of the Blackberry. To keep her promise, seems like there’s only one more person to fire.

But let’s be positive. Vote for Farid Khavari for Governor of the State of Florida. No BS, now kowtoing to political party machines. Just sound solutions.

Why the tea party movement? And why now?

Honoring our fallen veterans every summer evening for the last 38 years. A touching tradition at Cape May Point, New Jersey.

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Happy to announce that my most favorite blues guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, has been named Best International Artist at the British Blues Music Awards Sept 11, 2010. His latest album is a get-together with Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian. This group, known as Black Country Communion, put down a classical hard rock album, coming out Tuesday Sept. 21.  (Do they still call them albums nowadays?)

Sample below.

From Bonamassa’s website . . .

Fresh off a brief break from a grueling world tour and recording his next album in Santorini, Greece, Joe Bonamassa was in New York City last week rehearsing with Black Country Communion. The band (Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian) also found the time to stop by the Sirius-XM studios to share stories and tracks from their upcoming album on Eddie Trunk’s Boneyard show. Getting all four rock superstars in the same room at the same time is no easy feat, particularly with Jason Bonham gearing up for his highly-anticipated Led Zeppelin Experience in October.

Though Black Country Communion’s tour has yet to be announced, Bonham’s 30-date Led Zeppelin Experience kicks off this fall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his father’s death. Though the full details of the band have not been released, the multi-media experience begins October 8th in British Columbia.

Bonamassa is no stranger to the influence of Led Zeppelin (evidenced by his rendition of Zepp’s “Tea for One” from the album You & Me and the immensely crowd-pleasing interpretation of Jimmy Page’s “Dazed and Confused” solo he effortlessly infuses into his live show’s cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”), and Black Country Communion’s raw, intricate guitar riffs, hard-driving percussion and high octane vocals bring Zeppelin’s previously-unmatched power and artistry into a new generation.

Black Country Communion’s self-titled debut album is out on Sept 21. Eddie Trunk’s show with Black Country Communions airs September 20th 6-10pm ET on Sirius-XM.

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Man Fatally Stabs Friend, Drinks His Blood

Authorities in central Florida have arrested a 42-year-old man accused of stabbing a friend to death and then drinking his blood.

Authorities say Lopez returned later and stabbed him to death. She told police Lopez left with a plastic cup in his hand that appeared to hold blood. She said he drank from the cup in a strange ritual from their native Mexico.

He should have had a V8 instead.


If you get an email titled “Nude photo of Nancy Pelosi,” don’t open it ….

It contains a nude photo of Nancy Pelosi.

A man is watching a game of golf on TV. But he keeps switching channels

to a sexy movie featuring a lusty couple having raucous sex.

“Man, they are really gettin’ it on! I don’t know whether to watch

them or watch the game”, he says to his wife.

“For Pete’s sake,” his wife says. “Watch them!

You already know how to play golf!”

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In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave the government the authority to tax people’s income (up to 100% of it), was sold to the public as only taxing the rich. Sound familiar?

By 1913, 36 States had ratified the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. In October, Congress passed a new income tax law with rates beginning at 1 percent and rising to 7 percent for taxpayers with income in excess of $500,000. Less than 1 percent of the population paid income tax at the time.

Number of Americans Paying Zero Federal Income Tax Grows to 43.4 Million

There is a growing number of Americans who pay zero federal income tax after taking advantage of deductions and credits. This, a result of morphing the income tax system into spending programs. Prior to The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, tax relief was generally given in the form of lower tax rates or increased deductions or exemptions. The 1997 Act really launched the modern proliferation of individual tax credits and refundable credits that are in essence spending programs operating through the tax system. This 43.4 million number is as of 2006. No doubt that number is higher now due to record unemployment and more wealth-spreading going on.

Large Number of Non-Payers Make Tax Reform Difficult

Federal tax reform requires that the base of the federal income tax be widened, so that overall tax rates can be reduced. However, because of the large number of Americans currently paying zero federal income tax, any attempt to broaden the tax base will be a difficult sell for lawmakers. The millions of Americans who have no federal income tax liability will either be indifferent about tax reform or will positively oppose it, as it would require bringing them into the federal tax base.

When more people don’t pay taxes than pay taxes under the current system, why would anyone think that these non-payers would vote for anyone who would make them pay? Similar problems are bankrupting European countries over benefits. Any reforms there means taking benefits away.

These findings raise serious questions about the future of the U.S. income tax system, and the possibility of base-broadening tax reform when the majority of the federal tax burden is borne by a shrinking pool of taxpayers. As Congress considers tax reform proposals during the coming year, this is an issue lawmakers should begin to debate.

I got your base-broadening tax reform right here. It’s called the FairTax Act of 2009. It broadens the tax base from 136 million people to every living human being within the borders of the United States. Under the FairTax, the tax base includes our population of 320 million, plus foreign tourists, diplomats, and illegal aliens. You can’t get a broader tax base nor a better stimulus for job creation, economic growth, personal economic security, national economic security, and general economic growth overall.

In the beginning there was a void. The void moveth to Washington whereupon it surroundeth itself with a sphincter muscle.

Obama Can’t Make Hard Choices, Demonizes GOP

Here we go again. The community organizer in chief, who has to form a committee to tell him when he is spending money he doesn’t have, is at it again. This time, just like the last time, using his bully pulpit to poo poo the GOP for his inability to stick to the PAYGO legislation that congress passed last year.

And this time, just like the last time, Republicans are saying fine, if you feel a need to put up a spending bill to extend unemployment benefits, or for anything else for that matter, then cut some other spending initiative(s) by an equal amount to cover it. Follow the law you created.

“If this obstruction continues, unemployed Americans will see their benefits stop,” Obama said. “Teachers and firefighters will lose their jobs. Families will pay more for their first home. All we ask for is a simple up or down vote. That’s what the American people deserve.”

The broad economic bill failed Thursday when Democrats could not muster the 60 votes needed to end debate. The 56-40 vote fell four shy of the total required to break the GOP filibuster. Republicans support many of the policies in the legislation but are demanding changes to shrink its toll on the deficit.

By now, it should be obvious to everyone that the PAYGO legislation was just a sham. That Obama and his Democratic leaders had no intention, let alone the will or the guts, on cutting anything. Which was why the 111th congress added an ’emergency exemption’ to PAYGO. The plan is to declare everything an emergency, bypassing the PAYGO law, and continue borrowing, increasing the debt, and spending away the liberty and opportunity of future generations of Americans.

How’s that hope and change working for you now?

Link: Obama says GOP making life harder for the jobless – Yahoo! Finance.

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Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), who really did serve in Vietnam, demonstrates in just 9 seconds why he is unfit for anything remotely associated with our national defense and that of our allies.

President Obama said that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and subsequent leak is the greatest disaster this country has ever experienced. Well, aside from his being elected president of the United States.

And since he won’t be attending the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary, be sure to say a prayer for those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and protect us and our way of life. Regardless of how little the Commander in Chief thinks of us and it.

Presenting my favorite rock-n-blues guitarist Joe Bomamassa. Arguably the best in the business. Right up there with Jimmy Hendrix, Steve Ray Vaughn, and Eric Clapton.

Performing If Heartaches Were Nickles, written by Warren Haynes, guitar player, singer, songwriter. Warren Haynes tours with the Allman Brothers Band in place of the late Duane Allman. He also is the leader of his own band Government Mule. Enjoy!

Lyrics here.