Time is Running Out, Get Your Tickets NOW!

Make your reservations now, and hurry, there are only a few rooms left (oops, bad word choice for this event. Make that remaining.) The First National Tea Party Convention will be held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, February 4-6, 2010, and the keynote speaker will be–drum roll please–Sarah the Quitter. Also on the roster […]

Fox Affiliate in Chicago Gives It 193%

We’ve all heard the expression “give it 100%” meaning maximum effort. Coaches have asked their players to “give 110%” which while physically impossible,  is a motivational tool urging members of the team to perform beyond their capabilities. But have you ever heard of giving it 193% ? Apparently the folks at the Fox affiliate in […]

Like a Rolling Stone

On November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, Lucille Hendrix gave birth to a son she named Johnny Allen Hendrix. Johnny’s father Al later changed his son’s name to James Marshall Hendrix, better known as Jimi to rock music fans everywhere. Here’s one of Jimi’s best performances, in my opinion. His version of Bob Dylan’s Like […]


Give thanks today if any of the following pertain to you: You have your health. Your children are healthy and happy, and getting an education. You’ve shared a meal with family or friends today. You have someone in your life who loves you and thinks you are special. You have a roof over your head. […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

  Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C.October 3, 1863 This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Lincoln issued many orders like this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a prominent magazine […]

Gobble! Gobble!

An oldy but goody for your Thanksgiving enjoyment: Have a great holiday…all of us are having a fun weekend and won’t be posting much unless something newsworthy comes up.  Enjoy your family…and eat lots of turkey! Jefe

Political Thanksgiving

We come to this time of year and usually think of traditional things we are thankful. We can be thankful for our health, thankful for a job in this economy, and thankful for having family and friends in our life. I will be traveling for the holiday, so this will be my last entry until […]