Sunday, March 21, 2010

Absent The Outlandish Outfits - Lady Gaga Would Be Just Another Homely Girl Who Can Sing

Stefani Germanotta Fires Back At Lawsuit By Ex-Boyfriend

Like Madonna before her she sees the appetite for anti-traditional cultural images. She has become wealthy as a result.

Interestingly the fact that she has $30 million for her former partner to sue her for raises no eyebrows. If Lady Gaga was a CEO and was paid this amount of money the public would be considering the "societal pollution" that she was spewing.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Keith Sweat - "I'll Give All My Love To You"

One of those songs that you'll remember at the end or beginning of a relationship. You can't help but recall what you were dealing with as it played on the radio.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hershey's Double Chocolate Nuggets - The Best Chocolate Ever!!!

I am now pacified - at least temporarily.
About 5 months ago I was turned on to the best piece of chocolate that I have ever tasted before.  The "Double Chocolate Nugget" has milk chocolate on the top of a base of semi-sweet dark chocolate.  This is the best, most creamy piece of chocolate that I have ever tasted.

After my kids found my stash and devoured it I had to go to the store to look for a replacement.
I went to:
  • Target near my job
  • Kroger
  • Publix
  • CVS
  • Walgreens
  • Rite-Aid
  • the local Target
All of them no longer sold this specific candy.

I was depressed.  Hersey's got me addicted to a piece of candy only to yank it away from me.

In a bit of desperation I tried the local Wal-Mart.

Thank goodness!!!
They had a shelf-full of "Hershey's Double Chocolate Nuggets" and I purchased 4 bags of it for good measure.

For the record I have the following items on my "Most Wanted" list:


Friday, March 5, 2010

Prime Minster Gordon Brown: Iraq War Was The Right Call

Iraq inquiry: Gordon Brown says war was 'right'

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said the 2003 war was "right", as he gives evidence to the UK's Iraq inquiry.

He insisted he had not been kept in the dark by his predecessor Tony Blair and was fully "in line" with the invasion.

His own intelligence briefings had convinced him that Iraq was a threat that "had to be dealt with," he said.

But the main issue for him was that Iraq was in breach of UN resolutions - and that "rogue states" could not be allowed to flout international law.

If the international community could not act together over Iraq, Mr Brown said he feared the "new world order we were trying to create would be put at risk".

'Diplomatic route'

Summing up the two and half hour morning session, BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson said Mr Brown had repeatedly "spelt out his explanation of his own role often ignoring questions to the evident frustration of those asking".

"It was like watching a skilful chess player who had a defensive move prepared for every possible attack", he added.

Mr Brown, who was chancellor at the time of the war, is giving evidence weeks ahead of the UK general election, which is expected to be held in early May.

He began the session by paying tribute to the "sacrifice" made by British servicemen and women.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Republicans: "The Party Of NO" Is Setting A Record On The Use Of The Filibuster

MSNBC: GOP senators are on pace to triple previous uses of procedural obstruction

I care more about my country than I do about ideological loyalties.

I think that if the Republicans are using the filibuster strictly for the purposes of obstruction and for no good reason otherwise then the Democrats need to call their hand and FORCE THEM to actually filibuster, speaking at the podium and all.

I may be a conservative but I do believe that certain bills that don't require a 3/5ths majority should be allowed to pass without such obstruction.

My preference is to have a divided House vs Senate by which more moderate bills would be required lest they die a certain death between chambers.