26 July 2014

ICE CREAM SHOULD MELT, CHICKEN NUGGETS SHOULDN'T

"The Walmart sandwich, though it melted a bit, remained the most solid in appearance, and still looked like a sandwich,"
(While a pint of Hagen Dasz and a Klondike melted and dripped into their plates.)

The headline has a genius amount of gross to it: "Walmart Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt in the Sun." But the realization is what is truly grossing me out. I'm left to wonder how many times that ice cream gets frozen, unfrozen, and refrozen on its journey to the local Walmart. One could never know, could one?

18 July 2014

FURTHER AND FURTHER


He is traveling down the wrong road... one that leads him further and further from that place on which history would look kindly.

25 January 2014

GOP: SLOW ROAD TO NORMAL

One of the dumbest words in our culture is "normal." The word always sounds as though that which, or those who are other-than-normal are abnormal. And abnormal has always come with an underlying meaning of "strange."

22 January 2014

"I CAN'T BEGIN TO THANK YOU..."

 UPDATE: 07/30/14
"I can't begin to thank you how special you made me feel on [daughter's] wedding day and on our 35th Wedding Anniversary Day all dressed up in the beautiful outfits you adorned me in on both momentous occasions. I'm so happy we've been able  to share so many significant milestones in our lives with you both! I truly hope your daughter will now be able to enjoy these lovely outfits and show them off on many grand occasions. If not, I'm sure there are many exemplary charitable organizations like we talked about who would welcome the opportunity to auction them for a wonderful cause having been worn only once by the First Lady of Virginia to her daughter's Wedding at the Executive Mansion and celebrating her 35th Wedding Anniversary with the Governor. Actually, if that happens I think I'll be there to bid on them myself! Please know that we cherish our friendship with you and look forward to many more wonderful memories together ahead! XOXO! Maureen McDonnell" 

11 January 2014

"THEY ARE THE CHILDREN OF BUONO VOTERS"

UPDATE: 02/19/14
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's bridge scandal refuses to go away because there has been no satisfying explanation as to the intent behind the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, which links New Jersey with Manhattan by way of Fort Lee.

19 December 2013

NETFLIX IS OFFICIALLY A VERB

UPDATE: 01/23/14
On Netflix at the end of January will be the six-years-in-the-making documentary, "MITT." Yes, Netflix. And yes, Governor and former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

07 November 2013

LUSH RIMBAUGH

So.. whenever a crazy has popped up on my screen - since around 2010 - I've been muting my television.

29 September 2013

THE TEA PARTY SHUTDOWN

UPDATED: 10/09/13
The House Republicans, mis-guided by the Tea Party's enduring hatred for President Obama and the country, are serious about pushing America over a cliff with the first Government shutdown since 1995. Remember 1995? It was the last time a popular Democrat was trying to run the country. The Republicans had a national temper tantrum back then too.

03 May 2013

UNDER CONSTRUCTION


UPDATED: 06/25/13
Currently and well underway in Paris is the Eiffel Tower restoration/renovation project. It is just one of a number of projects in a city-in-renewal.

18 February 2013

PHOTOS: PRESIDENTIAL

In honor of Presidents Day, here are some photos from a recent visit to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, always a great place to linger for a couple of hours now and again. Plus, the Presidential Portrait experience now comes with an app. Many photos after the jump.

27 January 2013

PHOTOS: POST-INAUGURAL

Here are a few pictures from a recent visit to post-inaugural Pennsylvania Avenue. In memory of DC's recent deep freeze [which will soon thankfully abate], images are presented here in a 'frigid winter' style. Check out all photos after the jump.

26 December 2012

BEST NEWS PHOTO OF 2012 GOES TO STUPIDITY

This year's "Best News Photo" goes to basically any photo depicting the tragic Costa Concordia capsizing, which occurred early in 2012... and began a year of stupid.

24 November 2012

FORWARD

Random, stunning civil rights street art spotted in NW DC.

If 2008 was the beginning... then the 2012 victory means Act Two may now begin. Let's get this done.

26 October 2012

CLOSING ARGUMENT


The debates are over, and the chips are getting ready to fall where they may. That said, as the president is making his closing argument, this speech by President Bill Clinton at this year's Democratic National Convention is worth reading over and over in these next two weeks...

25 September 2012

SUPPRESS THIS!


 UPDATED: 06/25/13
"Virginia is one of 16 states that have a history of discrimination and must receive federal approval before changing voting laws.* The states must prove to the federal government that the new statutes would not discriminate against minorities. If McDonnell signs the legislation, the Justice Department will have 60 days to review it. Xochitl Hinojosa, an agency spokeswoman, declined to comment." (SOURCE)

22 September 2012

NO NEW STEPS!


"He resorted to his own, flashy crowd-pleasing steps!"

In what appears to be playing out like the “there are no new steps” scene in Strictly Ballroom, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy today reaffirmed his company's policy:

18 September 2012

NOT LOOKIN' AT THEM



I am following a simple plan when it comes to those topless pictures of Kate Middleton, aka Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge… I am not going to look at them.

11 September 2012

PHOENIX RISING


UPDATE: 07/04/13
 "A new tower rises above the New York skyline, Al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama Bin Laden is dead." – President Barack Obama, DNC Acceptance Speech 2012 
To mark the anniversary of the attacks, I've uploaded some current pictures (09/02/12) from the tower and the surrounding World Trade Center area after the jump...

08 September 2012

"A STAR SHE REMAINS"


Still "Crazy" for Patsy Cline.


On the occasion of what would have been Patsy Cline's 80th birthday and the just-opened mega-exhibit Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You (through June 10, 2013), at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, I thought I'd turn the tables and, since Ellis Nassour is the internationally recognized go-to guy for all things Patsy, interview him about the legendary country and pop singer.

Nassour is the best selling author of Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline

06 September 2012

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH


As we await President Obama's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight in North Carolina, it's worth reading President Truman's 1948 version, in its entirety, below.

01 September 2012

BRING ON THE ROASTED POTATOES


Happy September, and the start of DNC week. Here is a midnight snack just for fun. And there are more videos after the jump...

30 August 2012

IT MATTERS HOW WE GOT HERE

No matter what kind of reinvention the GOP is attempting to pull off in Tampa; the facts remain clear as day...