Saturday, September 13, 2008

Photo of Sully and Kryzan ...

Here's a photo from primary day of former Mayor Tom Sullivan and Congressional Candidate Alice Kryzan.

Nice to see the mayor still involved in politics. I still think he got a raw deal when he left office.

Jeanneret will be voice of Sabres for two more years!

In a Buffalo News story by Alan Pergament, it was revealed that Sabres Play-By-Play man Rick Jeanneret will be around for at least two more years.
In other news, Quinn said that play-by- play man Rick Jeanneret has signed a two-year contract extension. His contract and the contract of analyst Harry Neale now will expire at the end of 2009-2010 season.
How the hell is that OTHER NEWS?!?!? Compared with the rest of the column, it was THE NEWS!!!

Of course Pergament saw things differently. He thought the most important news to come out of Sabres management yesterday was:
• Rob Ray will be only at ice level providing analysis on MSG during home games.

• Maria Genero has joined the staff of the National Hockey League team to work with Kevin Sylvester and Mike Robitaille on features that will air on Sabres TV via the team’s Web site, Sabres. com, and on MSG during intermissions and in a weekly magazine show.

• The MSG postgame show, “The Shootout,” will air only after home games. On road games, Sylvester will do a five-to-seven minute wrap-up with player interviews and highlights.
Does this guy not watch hockey? Does he not understand what Jeanneret means to Sabres fans? Somehow Rob Ray, Maria Genero and Kevin Sylvester rank higher for him? Are you shitting me?

The only Sabres news that ranked lower in the story was that 66 percent of the games on MSG will be shown in HD by 2012. I'd still say that's a bigger deal than Maria Genero joining the team to work on web content.

Of course, Pergament is the same guy who served as the Buffalo News "radio analyst" for years, constantly forgetting that WLVL in Lockport even existed. So it should come as no shock to me.

I know there are people out there who have problems with Buffalo News' sports department ... but this piece was a piece ... of crap.

(side note: Rumor has it that's the Sabres' new third jersey. I love it)

Matt Damon on Sarah Palin: A Disney movie gone bad

A lot of people tend to either ignore or mock Matt Damon's political commentary because "he's just an actor." But he's an actor that pays attention and has been known to hold his own under some pretty heavy fire, including the likes of Bill O'Reilly.

Check him out talking about Sarah Palin.

Bored? MIA has plenty to do ...

Buffalo's Music Is Art festival has moved to the Albright Knox this year ... and offers a ton to do, hear, and even eat.

ArtVoice has a nice review of the festival as a whole, but allow me to offer some suggestions.

1:00 p.m. - Aedium on stage 2.
1:40 p.m. - Agent ME on stage 1.
2:20 p.m. - Ryan Miller, Drew Stafford and Robbie Takac with Klear on stage 3.
5:00 p.m. - Juxtaposse on stage 2.
7:40 p.m. - Lazlo Hollyfeld on stage 1.
8:40 p.m. - Dali's Ghost on stage 1.
9:00 p.m. - Fresh Quac on stage 2.
10:00 p.m. - Handsome Jack on stage 2.
10:20 p.m. - Johnny Nobody on stage 1.

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Make sure to check out live art by Jax Deluca, and the kids village while you're there.

I missed Music is Art last year when it was at the fairgrounds (apparently everyone else did, which is why they moved it back into the city). But I had been a regular prior to that.

I have other obligations today, so I might miss this year's too, but if my other plans wrap up early, I'll be there.

(note: the photo is Fresh Guac doing a set on my deck last summer as part of All WNY Radio's House Party 8)

Clowns to the left of me ... jokers to the right ...

So I'm pretty used to being called a shill for the Democratic Party by a number of right-wing nutjobs who wouldn't know fairness if it smacked them in the face. But being called a Republican shill is new to me. Until now ...
This campaign is proving that the liberal media is a fallacy. Other than Air America, Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, Bill Press, Randi Rhodes, the NY Times and locally John Restaino, the media is dominated by conservative Republican shills. FOX is the number one culprit, closely followed by that pillar of journalism, Rush Limbaugh. Locally, between Sandy Beach, Tom Bauerle and Kenny Hamilton (and lets not forget Scott Leffler) the coverage is pro-Republican.
Um. Yeah. Has this guy been listening? True, I think Sarah Palin was a good pick for the McCain camp. Their poll surge would indicate I was correct. If my understanding of local and national politics makes me a right winger, then so be it.

Particular ironic is that he wrote that yesterday evening, following my throw down with Katherine Debrecht the day before ... AND my interview with Dr. Michael Niman yesterday morning.

McCain's lies and distrortions ...

I've said numerous times that I used to have a great deal of respect for John McCain ... but that was before he started marching to the drumbeat of George W Bush and company ... and using tactics like those shown in the video below.

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