Which Is a Priority Here?

I don't know about you, but I think this just released report:


that clearly shows that dangerous chemicals are being found in exorbitant amounts in sea life is just a bit more important

than the continual daily media obsession with Lady Gaga...what she said, where she went, what she did...

it's just absurd.

One billion people who live on fish will eventually not be able to eat it anymore.
Fish are dying off in record amounts as well.

But, apparently what Lady Gaga did today is so much more important.


You can blame President Obama or you can continue to blame George W. Bush or Bill Clinton about the recession, but the blame falls on all Americans.

In the 90's, when Americans stood idly by while NAFTA and GATT were passed, and said nothing when hundreds of U.S. corporations moved their manufacturing to China, Southeast Asia, the Orient, Mexico and Central America, the future was being sealed.

When only one man on the radio, Chuck Harder, presented a daily summary of corporations moving their operations out of the U.S. and urged you to Buy American, he was called a "patriot nut" and ignored. Everything he said was going to happen has happened.

The economics is so simple, that even Sarah Palin would understand it:

The U.S. once manufactured everything for ourselves and the rest of the world.
Those American workers would in turn buy other American products at the stores, further employing millions of our countrymen. It was a circle of manufacturing American and buying American.

The USA is turning into a service industry. With very little being manufactured and produced here, we're becoming nothing but a tourist destination.

I was hoping to buy an all-American pair of Levis. They no longer have one factory in America.

China will never have to fire a shot to takeover America.
All they have to do is cash in their one trillion dollars worth of U.S. treasury securities.

The Three Stooges Still Rule

Over the last two years, Sony has released the 190 Columbia shorts starring The Three Stooges in chronological order in eight volumes. They have all been completely remastered looking like they were appearing at movie theaters for the very first time and the sound has been completely restored to perfection.

Those of you who originally grew up watching The Three Stooges on TV starting in 1959, know that you were watching prints that circulated to TV stations all over the country. You were just a little kid so the wear, scratches, editing, pops, clicks, distortion and holes punched for commercial insertion, did not bother you.

By the time VHS came along, the same horrible prints had been hastily thrown onto the new medium. There was slight improvement for DVD, but still nothing worthy of the funniest comedy team in world history.

Sony, which owns Columbia studios and all their film and TV content, heard the pleas of Stoogephiles worldwide. And finally responded beginning in late 2007.

Having watched all 190 over the last couple years, I can now make the following bold statement:

"Shemp's work is on par with Curly's and even surpasses it in many ways."

Like millions of baby boomers, we all disliked the Shemp episodes.

When Shemp episodes came on WGN in Chicago, there must have been a surge of electric power as refrigerators opened during this "break" while we waited for Curly to return.

How could Shemp even compare to Curly? Curly was physically funny, unpredictable, hilarious and made all those funny noises. Shemp seemed dull, average and a poor substitute for his zany brother.

I as many of you have probably retained that perspective for many years, only catching an episode of the group from time to time.

Baby Boomers are all grown up now and through the miracle of film restoration, I ask you to pick up at least two of the restored volumes, one with Curly and one with Shemp, and reconsider.

Shemp brings something to his Stooge role that was not obvious to you as a kid--a whole layer of sophistication and occasional dignity. Shemp is inventive, has an outstanding range and does also give you everything that Curly gave you including slapstick when called for.

I hope you will give Shemp a chance at being idolized like Moe, Larry and Curly.

Economic Nonsense & Corruption

Would you spend $10 million to try and obtain a $25,000 a year job?

In proportion, that's what Meg Whitman just did.

Months and months of perpetual radio and TV commercials cost Meg Whitman
running for Governor of California, $80 million for the chance at a $200,000 job.

Does that make economic sense to you?

This should clearly show you just how corrupt our political system is.


FOX NEWS, the slanted propaganda service which on a daily basis attacks, smears and slanders anybody that doesn't subscribe to their right wing babble, has attacked legendary Beatle Paul McCartney.

As Paul received his Gershwin Award from the President the other day, he noted:
"It's a fantastic honor (for) the Gershwin family to give me this incredible award and for me to be awarded it by the Library of Congress. And in fact, after the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is."

Apparently, a man like Paul McCartney is not allowed to express a political opinion about George Bush--the cocaine sniffing, military service evading, alcoholic President who destroyed America and walked (actually stumbled) all over the Constitution in eight horrible years.

However, Fox News can attack and smear President Obama on a daily basis and that is acceptable.

Fox News even has allowed its brainwashed sheep to attack McCartney with some of the most deplorable statements which it is allowing online.

"Mark David Chapman shot the wrong Beatle" says a Fox News fan in a comment which the company has allowed to be posted online.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much pleasure, enjoyment and good feelings has Paul McCartney given to you over the years?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much pleasure, enjoyment and good feelings has George W. Bush given to you over the years?

Paul Sings "Michelle" to Michelle

President Obama presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious American Gershwin Award tonight at the White House. Paul was his usual witty self and of course, performed "Michelle." Even during the Beatles biggest years, President Johnson and Nixon were too narrow minded to invite the group, love by millions, to the White House. Instead, Nixon was busy trying to deport John Lennon from the U.S. This award comes from all Americans and it's about time there was some official recognition to at least one of only two surviving Beatles.

Baseball Cheated Out Of A Third Perfect Game

Football added instant replay to clarify controversial calls a few years ago, and today's outright baseball injustice proves that Major League Baseball needs to do the same.

Had it been an ordinary game, it would have been glossed over, but it was not.

Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was one out away from having a perfect game.

A perfect game is when no player from the opposite team is awarded any base.

There have only been 20 perfect games in baseball history, oddly enough with two of them happening over the last few weeks. This would have set all new records.

With one out away from this accomplishment, the batter hit a typical ground ball which was picked up and thrown to first base. The batter was out. Well, he should have been. The umpire said he was safe.

This replay (it probably will be removed, the MLB takes down all baseball video) clearly shows that the batter was out, and it should have been a perfect game.


In an era of technology, it's time that baseball does away with its "the umpire is always right" tradition, awards the perfect game to the pitcher and starts using instant replay.