Monday, October 30, 2006

Bears at the Top of the PAC

With U$C's hilarious loss to OSU, the Cal Bears are at the top of the PAC 10 Conference!!!! This means the Bears control their destiny as they head into the final weeks of the regular season. All the next four games (UCLA, U$C, Arizona, and Stanfurd) are important. However the November 18 contest against U$C in Los Angeles will take on special significance as it should decide who's going to the Rose Bowl. I'll be there with my brother, Mark.

Go Bears!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Limbaugh Supports Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic

After returning from vacation in the Dominican Republic, Right-wing mouthpiece/gas-bag/oxycontin popper Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours at the Palm Beach International Airport for possession of a bottle of Viagra without a prescription. According to Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, a doctor had prescribed the drug which treats erectile dysfunction to el Rushbo, but left the name of the radio talk show host off the bottle for "privacy purposes."

A concerned listener immediately called Rush's show on Tuesday to ask if Rush thought the government should expand the domestic surveillance program to include sex tourism in the Dominican Republic. Limbaugh provided no response.

The latest incident comes only a month after Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors for charges brought against him for "doctor shopping", the practice of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions.

Limbaugh has been divorced three times and has recently ended a relationship with CNN anchor Daryn Kagan. So, if Mr. Conservative Family Values is currently single and not in a monogamous relationship, what exactly was he planning on doing with all of those blue pills?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Works For Me!!!

Late Show host David Letterman on that right-wing idiot, Ann Coulter:
"Ann Coulter is in trouble for her inflammatory statements. Ann is blonde and single. Hey, let's set her up with O.J.!"

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

2 Billion People Can't Be Wrong

Today at Disneyland in California, 12-year old Emmalee Mason became the two-billionth visitor to a Disney Park. The event was marked by streamers, Disney characters, and a speech by the Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Jay Rasulo.

In addition, Mason and members of her family were presented with lifetime passes to all 11 Disney Parks around the world. Of course, travel was not provided.

Friday, April 28, 2006

I'm Just A Bill on Capitol Hill

Any fifth-grader who has taken Social Studies, or any kid who has watched the "I'm Just A Bill" segment on Schoolhouse Rock, would be able to tell you how a bill becomes a law in the United States: One House of Congress passes a bill, the other House passes the same bill, and then the President signs it into law. However, the Republican-controlled House would have you believe it no longer works that way. In February, President Bush signed a bill into law that had never officially passed the House.

The Republican-backed bill would cut nearly $40 billion over five years by reducing Medicaid rolls, raising work requirements for welfare, and trimming the student loan program. Some of these massive cuts would be realized by restricting Medicare payments for durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and oxygen tanks.

A clerical error caused the House to receive a different bill than the one that was passed by the Senate. With the mistaken change, the measure squeaked through the House, 216 to 214. After the mistake was revealed, Republican leaders decided that they didn't want to have another vote on the bill, so President Bush simply decided to sign the Senate version into law.

The issue could be simply resolved if the House were to vote again on the correct bill. However, with the midterm elections coming up, Republican leaders in the House are more than happy to sweep this whole issue under the carpet rather than making all these unpopular cuts center stage.

So, is that how things work in this country? Ignoring the Constitutionally-prescribed method of creating a law? Apparently it is when the Republicans control so many branches of government.

Sunday, March 19, 2006


On Saturday night, I attended a performance of Blast at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium with my buddy Dr. Bill Marelich. For those of you who haven't heard about Blast, the show takes the pageantry of Drum and Bugle Corps and moves that entire experience from outside on a football field to inside a theater. In simpler terms, it's marching band on steroids. Bill had never seen the show before, but I had previously seen two productions of the full touring show, as well as countless viewings of an abridged version back when it was being performed at Disney's California Adventure.

The show was slightly scaled down from what I remember, but it was still great. Those performers are absolute monsters. Both Bill and I had played in high school and college bands, so this experience brought back a lot of memories.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Matt Leinart Knows His Fans

I really have to hand it to former U$C Quarterback Matt Leinart. He knows his fans. The last few weeks, these billboards have been popping up all over Los Angeles. After two successful seasons at the University of Spoiled Children, Matt wants to say goodbye to his fans.

However, I was amused to see the Leinart billboard pop up just right outside "The Spearmint Rhino", a local strip club.

From the interesting placement of the ad, I can only assume that Leinart thinks many $C fans frequent the Spearmint Rhino. So, when those Trojans come stumbling out of the club in the middle of the night, Leinart wants to make sure they look up, see his big mug smiling back at them, and remember just how much he loves them.

Go Bears!!!!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Disneyland Dedication Speech

The opening of Disneyland back in 1955 is sometimes referred to as "Black Sunday". That's because there were a lot of problems: it was the middle of summer and there weren't enough water fountains; there was a gas leak in Fantasyland; and women's' high heels were getting stuck in the wet cement.

In that spirit, I took Walt Disney's Dedication Speech and made a few changes. Take a listen.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Sara Survives Space Mountain

Sara doesn't like roller-coasters, but she does get on them occasionally. She finally kept her eyes open on Disneyland's Space Mountain. And here's the photographic proof!!!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Rainy Rose Parade

Not since 1955 has it rained on the Pasadena Tournament of Rose Parade. (Interesting enough, the Grand Marshall of that soggy Parade was Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren. Is it a coincidence that this year's Marshall is Justice Sandra Day O'Connor? Hmmm.) Nevertheless, brave participants and spectators braved the elements to put on the annual floral display for the rest of the country and the world. And I salute those performers who made it down the 5 1/2 mile route in the rare Southern California downpour. Especially the Band Members. Playing in the rain is no fun. In my days in High School and College Marching Band, I've only had to perform in the rain once. And that was more than enough for me.