Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
She's always with Bluto and then with Popeye ... and you know she's all "with" whichever one's around once the lights go out. I don't know why Popeye don't kick her to the curb.
Sorry. Kids were watching cartoons earlier.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
1) I'm glad Cercone lost in Niagara County's 15th district. I'm not a "journalist," I'm a "talk show host." There's nothing that says I can't be openly in favor (or opposition) of one candidate or another.
2) Note the wording of #1 - I'm glad Cercone lost. Not that I'm happy Apolito won. Harry has lots of catching up to do to make me happy as a constituent, but Scott's bow to the dark side lost my vote. Considering the small margin of victory, one would have to wonder if he coulda pulled it off had he stayed positive. He would have had at least one more vote - mine.
3) In the 12th district, it looks like Ceretto beat Johnson. That means the GOP picked up a seat overall and are closer to world (or at least county) domination. And I'm a step farther from GRIDLOCK. (I should have t-shirts made).
4) Governor-yet-to-be-elected, Eliot Spitzer wants to remove the privelidge of drawing their own districts from the New York Assembly and Senate. I support that entirely. He called it "unconscionable." Hard to disagree with that. I'll talk more about this at 11.
5) Watched Star Wars Episode III again last night (this time with my wife). She thought it was as good as I did. I may be better than Empire. And that's saying alot.
6) I started a "group" on MySpace: Niagara Libertarians. Gotta spread the ideals. Hopefully some of you will help.
7) Today's interview is with Bernard Von Nothaus, architect of the Liberty Dollar. Should be interesting. All of my "the Fed is evil" listeners will love this guy.
8) More later.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Yep, it's Monday and as I said last week, we're getting back to politics on "the show" today. The absentee ballots in Niagara County's 12th and 15th legislative races are to be opened at the Board of Elections and those absentee ballots will be the deal maker/breaker in each race.
What won't change is that the Republicans will control the County Legislature. But that hardly makes the races a moot point. It's HOW MUCH control the GOP will have that matters. It could work out at a 4 vote swing - the difference between a "victory" and a the ever popular "mandate." Can the Elephants steamroll the rest of the legislature even moreso than they have been? Or do they need to use some due diligence?
I'll be honest, I'm hoping the Dems take both races. Not that I'd really trust the Dems running the county any more than the Republicans, but the closer we are to 50/50, the better off the public will be. Yes, I believe that GRIDLOCK is a good thing. You see, quite simply, I believe that the less government, the better ... and what better way to ensure less government than to keep elected officials busy arguing with each other rather than creating jobs for their cronies. Ooh. Look. Something shiny.
To make a long story short (too late), I'm looking forward to getting back to local politics ... and politics in general. If you want more, make sure to tune into Dialog on WLVL AM 1340 at 11:10 this morning or download the podcast later.<
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
One of the best purchases I ever made. The secret to excercise equipment is to USE IT. (who knew).
I had been doing 5 miles a day (takes an hour - burns 500 calories) and eating healthy. Then I blew my knee out in drunken bowling accident. Couldn't work out any more, but still stuck with the diet (lots of celery and salads. No beer -- except Tuesday (bowling night) -- ). Well, eventually, my eating habits got worse again (although not as bad as they had been originally (I can eat like a MoFo)). And whaddya know ... of the 38 pounds I had lost, I regained about 11.
So here's me with a pre-new-years resolution.
My knee will never be the same ... but it's better than it was right after the fall. So I pop some ibuprofrin and jump on the Gazelle. I'm going to try to get back up to 5 miles a day ... I just did 2 1/2 and I feel great (that's the funny thing is it feels GREAT to excercise ... but we procrastinate).
I'd like to get back down to 180 by the end of the year. That way I won't need any New Years resolutions. (maybe to swear more ... or drink more ... waste more money at strip clubs ... I'm not sure)
So there you have it. Aren't you sorry you just wasted three minutes reading it?
Friday, November 18, 2005
*barring lawsuits and challenges - which are both actually likely.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
I love the snow.
It's cleansing. Invigorating. And oddly - cheery.
I've always liked the snow - and cold weather in general.
I had asthma as a child (I don't have problems any more). But the cold air just opened up my lungs and allowed me to breathe like I was breathing for the first time.
I love the snow.
Even now, if I'm in a heated room. A car with it's heater on, for example. If it gets too hot, I just can't breathe. I have to crack open a window. So there I am ... doing 75 with my heat full tilt and the window open. Idiot.
I love the snow.
Next stop - Christmas.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Today's show was fun ... Fun Fact about Men. As stereotypical as it was, most of it was soooo true. The best part was the guy that knew the types of lettuce. I never woulda known. Click here for even MORE types of lettuce. The pension stuff - although not exactly jovial, was a good topic ... and it met the criteria of ANYTHING BUT POLITICS. That last caller ... the woman who's always "okay, I guess" ... will someone buy her a drink! She has the innate ability to SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF A SHOW!!! The bar I went to Saturday, BTW, was Gonzos. My buddy I talked to: Dennis Farley. Good man. Also, I didn't play the President's Weekly Radio Address cause I quit playing the real one - it sucks. And I didn't play the parody cause it wasn't exactly FCC friendly this week ... but it was very funny. I suggest you listen to it ... but only if you're not easily offended.