Friday, September 30, 2005


"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The History of Psychedelia: 40 Years of Acid Rock, Part 1," 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Don Adams

Don Adams, who died in Los Angeles on Sunday aged 82, starred as the bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart in the 1960s television series Get Smart, conceived by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry as a spoof of the James Bond pictures, The Man From UNCLE and similar espionage capers; the show was screened on BBC1 between 1965 and 1967.
Maxwell Smart, ostensibly a salesman with a greeting card company, was Agent 86 for CONTROL, an intelligence network with a headquarters deep underground in Washington DC; entry was through the floor of a telephone kiosk.
As he combated his adversaries in KAOS (headed by Siegfried and his deputy Starker), Smart's sole talent was for incompetence; his most frequent utterance was "Sorry about that, Chief".
He was assisted by an array of gadgets (which tended to malfunction); by a clever female partner who became his wife (Agent 99, played by Barbara Feldon); and by a spy in drag and a dog called Fang (or Agent K13).
Don Adams was born Donald James Yarmy in New York City on April 13 1923, the son of a Hungarian Jew who ran several small restaurants in the Bronx. In 1941 he left school to join the Marines, but was struck down with blackwater fever in Guadalcanal; he returned to America to become a drill instructor, which was how he acquired the clipped delivery that was to serve him so well as a comedian.
After the war he worked in New York as a commercial artist by day, and, using his gift for mimicry, performed stand-up comedy in clubs by night; it was at this time that he took the surname of his first wife, Adelaide Adams, partly because he was tired of being heard last in alphabetically-organised auditions.
In 1954 he won when he performed his comedy act on the television show Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts; he was soon working alongside the comedian Bill Dana, who was also a friend and helped him to write material, and in the early 1960s he won a regular spot on the Perry Como Show.
By the time he was offered the role in Get Smart, Adams was under contract to NBC. At first he was wary of the idea, but when he heard that Brooks and Henry had written the pilot script, he accepted immediately. Get Smart first appeared on NBC in September 1965. It went on to win two Emmys for best comedy series, while Adams himself won three Emmys for best comedy actor.
The show ended in 1970, although it lived on in syndication and in a cartoon series. In 1995 it was revived by the Fox network; in this incarnation, Maxwell Smart was now the Chief and Agent 99 had become a congresswoman. It lasted only seven episodes.
In 1980 he appeared as Maxwell Smart in a feature film, The Nude Bomb, about a madman with a bomb which destroyed people's clothing.
Adams made a good deal of money from Get Smart, but complained afterwards that he had been typecast: "The character was so strong, particularly because of that distinctive voice, that nobody could picture me in any other type of role." He certainly never repeated that success.
In 1971 Adams attempted another spoof series, The Partners, in which he played a police detective, Lennie Crook; but it folded after just 13 weeks. He fell back on nightclub appearances and guest spots on television shows such as The Love Boat. He also directed television commercials.
Adams is best known to children of the 1980s as the voice of the cartoon blockhead Inspector Gadget and of Tennessee Tuxedo.
Don Adams was married and divorced three times. He had seven chi Posted by Picasa

Don Adams , we will miss you.

Come on and see see see
Tennessee Tuxedo.
See see see
Tennessee Tuxedo.
He will be
Parachuting for you pleasure
Sailing seas in search of treasure.
Anything so he can measure
Up to men
That's Tennessee Tuxedo
A small penguin
Who tries but can't succeed-o
Though he may fail
As he vies for fame and glory
Still he tries in each new story tale.

Join along with me
The club of Tennessee
We'll try each day through
To learn something new
To better you and me.

Come on and see see see
Tennessee Tuxedo.
See see see
Tennessee Tuxedo.
Though he may fail
As he vies for fame and glory
Still he tries in each new story tale.
That's Tennesee Tuxedo and his tales Posted by Picasa

Michael Brown has BIG Balls

Brown Blames 'Dysfunctional' Louisiana

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer Tue Sep 27,11:17 AM ET

WASHINGTON - Former FEMA director Michael Brown aggressively defended his role in responding to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday and put much of the blame for coordination failures on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.
"My biggest mistake was not recognizing by Saturday that Louisiana was dysfunctional," Brown told a special congressional panel set up by House Republican leaders to investigate the catastrophe.
Brown's defense drew a scathing response from Rep. William Jefferson D-La.
"I find it absolutely stunning that this hearing would start out with you, Mr. Brown, laying the blame for FEMA's failings at the feet of the governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans."
The hearing was largely boycotted by Democrats, who want an independent investigation conducted into government failures, not one run by congressional Republicans.
But Jefferson - who is not a committee member - accepted the panel's invitation to grill Brown.
Referring to Brown's description of his "mistakes," Jefferson said: "I think that's a very weak explanation of what happened, and very incomplete explanation of what happened. I don't think that's going to cut it, really."

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

the Satisfy Bush's Drinking Problem Game

Do you like video games? I sure do. Here's a fun one starring the Preznit.
Bottoms Up! Posted by Picasa
Is that a Corona? Posted by Picasa
Bush enjoying the European scenary. Posted by Picasa

Is the President a Dry Drunk or a Wet Drunk?

Hey I like to drink every now and then too...but I didn't claim to the American voter that I stopped cold turkey in 1986! The Enquirer editor told a reporter the other day that he has at least two sources, and that another major new outlet was about to break this story. We shall see.... Posted by Picasa
Another Photo of George Bush Drinking, this time it's Beer. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 23, 2005

How DID W get this scar-from choking on a pretzel or passing out drunk?? Posted by Picasa
It's getting more obvious every day that Bush has been getting loaded Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 22, 2005

This Sunday's Show

"The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The Wacky World of Whistling" with artists such as Brother Bones, Fred Lowery, Sister Jean and others with host Reverend Marc Time, 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.
ALSO: George Bush is Drinking Again, a musical collage of drinking songs and Bushisms.

Bush Drunk at Wedding in '92 Posted by Picasa
"Let's Drink a Toast-to the Sunday Morning Hangover" Posted by Picasa

BUSH BOOZIN' AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Faced with the biggest crisis of his political life, President Bush has hit the bottle again, The National Enquirer can reveal.
Bush, who said he quit drinking the morning after his 40th birthday, has started boozing amid the Katrina catastrophe.
Family sources have told how the 59-year-old president was caught by First Lady Laura downing a shot of booze at their family ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he learned of the hurricane disaster.
His worried wife yelled at him: "Stop, George."
Following the shocking incident, disclosed here for the first time, Laura privately warned her husband against "falling off the wagon" and vowed to travel with him more often so that she can keep an eye on Dubya, the sources add.
"When the levees broke in New Orleans, it apparently made him reach for a shot," said one insider. "He poured himself a Texas-sized shot of straight whiskey and tossed it back. The First Lady was shocked and shouted: "Stop George!"
"Laura gave him an ultimatum before, 'It's Jim Beam or me.' She doesn't want to replay that nightmare - especially now when it's such tough going for her husband."
Bush is under the worst pressure of his two terms in office and his popularity is near an all-time low. The handling of the Katrina crisis and troop losses in Iraq have fueled public discontent and pushed Bush back to drink.
A Washington source said: "The sad fact is that he has been sneaking drinks for weeks now. Laura may have only just caught him - but the word is his drinking has been going on for a while in the capital. He's been in a pressure cooker for months.
"The war in Iraq, the loss of American lives, has deeply affected him. He takes every soldier's life personally. It has left him emotionally drained.
The result is he's taking drinks here and there, likely in private, to cope. "And now with the worst domestic crisis in his administration over Katrina, you pray his drinking doesn't go out of control."
Another source said: "I'm only surprised to hear that he hadn't taken a shot sooner. Before Katrina, he was at his wit's end. I've known him for years. He's been a good ol' Texas boy forever. George had a drinking problem for years that most professionals would say needed therapy. He doesn't believe in it [therapy], he never got it. He drank his way through his youth, through college and well into his thirties. Everyone's drinking around him."
Another source said: "A family member told me they fear George is 'falling apart.' The First Lady has been assigned the job of gatekeeper." Bush's history of drinking dates back to his youth. Speaking of his time as a young man in the National Guard, he has said: "One thing I remember, and I'm most proud of, is my drinking and partying. Those were the days my friends. Those were the good old days!"
Age 26 in 1972, he reportedly rounded off a night's boozing with his 16-year-old brother Marvin by challenging his father to a fight.
On November 1, 2000, on the eve of his first presidential election, Bush acknowledged that in 1976 he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol near his parents' home in Maine. Age 30 at the time, Bush pleaded guilty and paid a $150 fine. His driving privileges were temporarily suspended in Maine.
"I'm not proud of that," he said. "I made some mistakes. I occasionally drank too much, and I did that night. I learned my lesson." In another interview around that time, he said: "Well, I don't think I had an addiction. You know it's hard for me to say. I've had friends who were, you know, very addicted... and they required hitting bottom (to start) going to AA. I don't think that was my case."
During his 2000 presidential campaign, there were also persistent questions about past cocaine use. Eventually Bush denied using cocaine after 1992, then quickly extended the cocaine-free period back to 1974, when he was 28.
Dr. Justin Frank, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist and author of Bush On The Couch: Inside The Mind Of The President, told The National Enquirer: "I do think that Bush is drinking again. Alcoholics who are not in any program, like the President, have a hard time when stress gets to be great.
"I think it's a concern that Bush disappears during times of stress. He spends so much time on his ranch. It's very frightening."
Published on: 09/21/2005

Also ---check out the video of George Drunk in 1992: The video was shot at the August 29, 1992 wedding of Jamie Weiss, the daughter of Dubya's close friends Mike and Nancy Weiss. When cameraman T. Patrick Murray filmed Bush during the wedding reception at a Lubbock country club, the future governor took some rambling--and we presume good-natured--swipes at the newlyweds, the bride's parents, and her brother Kelly (Bush was being quizzed by a member of the bridal party). We love the part where teetotaler George actually disses two of the Weisses for supposedly not drinking or smoking.
Rev Marc Preparing Din Din Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Did Bush Button his shirt up WRONG????? Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Male Bashing On The Internet

This was sent to my wife and she sent it to her friends. I have changed the genders around to illustrate how a cute poem can really be a mean thing.
Male bashing is quite popular on the internet.

"Read the whole thing...
Men are apples...Women are wine...
Men are like apples on trees.
The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most women don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right woman to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Share this with men who are good apples, even those who have already been picked.
Now, women are like a fine wine.
They begin as grapes, and it's up to men to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable."

The original email was "Women are apples ..." cute until the genders are turned around.
Is it really acceptable for women to stomp the shit out of men?
Men shouldn't have to put up with this kind of male bashing in the media OR on the internet.
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Fed Ex in a Fit Over Furniture

Company Lawyers Threaten Man Who Furnished Home with Fed Ex Boxes

(ABC News)

Sept. 16, 2005 — Ever think about what you can do with everyday products? Here's a clever idea. You can make a couch out of Fed Ex boxes, or a desk, or even a bed. In fact, you could follow Jose Avila's lead and furnish your entire apartment with furniture made from Fed Ex boxes. But if you do, you better not tell anyone about it, because Fed Ex might come after you with their lawyers.
Necessity is often the mother of invention, and Avila needed a cheap way to furnish his apartment. When a friend of his sent him a picture of a desk made of Fed Ex boxes, he was inspired to make one himself.
The boxes were free, and he had a lot of them at his house since he did a lot of shipping for his job. So, he kept building. He made an L-shaped desk, a chair, a small bookshelf, a dining room set, and a bed — all of Fed Ex boxes and padded envelopes.
He was proud of his handmade furniture, and thought he could show other people who were broke how to do it themselves. So, he created a Web site called
"I thought I could go out there and maybe inspire somebody and show people that, 'You know what? It's okay to be ghetto when you're in a bind and feeling down. Go out there and be creative and you can get by," he said.
But the site earned him a phone call and threatening letters from Fed Ex, ordering him to "cease and desist" and requesting that he "transfer registration of the domain name to Fed Ex."
Avila was stunned. "I really didn't have enough money to go out and buy furniture and they're over here threatening to sue me into oblivion," he said.
Even though Jose never offered to sell the furniture he made , he received legal threats saying he was "commercially exploiting" Fed Ex, and that the Web site "willfully infringed" Fed Ex's rights. And because he used the free boxes for furniture, not shipping, Fed Ex said, he "did not obtain the packaging lawfully."
But Avila, who said he does a lot of shipping, said he already had the boxes lying around. "I really don't see that I'm stealing the boxes. … How can you steal something that's free?" he asked.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 15, 2005

25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina And Its Aftermath

Your Guide, Daniel Kurtzman:

1) "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." –President Bush, on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina (Source)
2) "What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the hurricane evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 5, 2005 (Source)
3) "We've got a lot of rebuilding to do ...
The good news is — and it's hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house — he's lost his entire house — there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch." (Laughter) —President Bush, touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)
4) "Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)
5) "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)
6) "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)
7) "Well, I think if you look at what actually happened, I remember on Tuesday morning picking up newspapers and I saw headlines, 'New Orleans Dodged the Bullet.' Because if you recall, the storm moved to the east and then continued on and appeared to pass with considerable damage but nothing worse." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, blaming media coverage for the government's failings, "Meet the Press," Sept. 4, 2005 (Source)
8) "What didn't go right?'" –President Bush, as quoted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), after she urged him to fire FEMA Director Michael Brown "because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right" in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort (Source)
9) "I mean, you have people who don't heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving." –Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)
10) "You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold." –CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane evacuees, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)
11) "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." –Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to lobbyists, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal (Source)
12) "If one person criticizes [the local authorities’ relief efforts] or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me. One more word about it after this show airs, and I…I might likely have to punch him, literally." –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), "This Week with George Stephanopoulous," Sept. 4, 2005 ((Source)
13) "There are a lot of lessons we want to learn out of this process in terms of what works.
I think we are in fact on our way to getting on top of the whole Katrina exercise." –Vice President Dick Cheney, Sept. 10, 2005 (Source)
14) "I believe the town where I used to come – from Houston, Texas, to enjoy myself, occasionally too much – will be that very same town, that it will be a better place to come to." –President Bush, on the tarmac at the New Orleans airport, Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)
15) "I have not heard a report of thousands of people in the convention center who don't have food and water." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, on NPR's "All Things Considered," Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)16) "Last night, we showed you the full force of a superpower government going to the rescue." –MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

17) "We just learned of the convention center – we being the federal government – today." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, to ABC's Ted Koppel, Sept. 1, 2005, to which Koppel responded: "Don't you guys watch television? Don't you guys listen to the radio? Our reporters have been reporting on it for more than just today." (Source)
18) "Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane." –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), on why New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin failed to follow the city's evacuation plan and press the buses into service, "Fox News Sunday," Sept. 11, 2005 (Source)
19) "Louisiana is a city that is largely under water." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, news conference, Sept. 3, 2005 (Source)
20) "I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school." –First Lady Laura Bush, twice referring to a "Hurricane Corina" while speaking to children and parents in South Haven, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 2005 (Source)
21) "It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." –President Bush, turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One, Aug. 31, 2005 (Source)
22)"But I really didn't hear that at all today. People came up to me all day long and said 'God bless your son,' people of different races and it was very, very moving and touching, and they felt like when he flew over that it made all the difference in their lives, so I just don't hear that." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush to CNN's Larry King, after King asked her how she felt when people said that her son "doesn't care" about race, Sept.5, 2005 (Source)
22) "FEMA is not going to hesitate at all in this storm. We are not going to sit back and make this a bureaucratic process. We are going to move fast, we are going to move quick, and we are going to do whatever it takes to help disaster victims." -FEMA Director Michael Brown, Aug. 28, 2005 (Source)
24) "I understand there are 10,000 people dead. It's terrible. It's tragic. But in a democracy of 300 million people, over years and years and years, these things happen." --GOP strategist Jack Burkman, on MSNBC's "Connected," Sept. 7, 2005 (Source)
25) "A young [black] man walks through chest deep floodwater after looting a grocery store in New Orleans..."
"Two [white] residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans..." –captions at Yahoo News, Aug. 30, 2005 (Source)

Quotes That Didn't Make the Top 25
"It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level....It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed." –House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), Aug. 31, 2005 (Source)

"Judge Roberts can, maybe, you know, be thankful that a tragedy has brought him some good." –Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, arguing that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts stands to benefit from Hurricane Katrina because "inflamed rhetoric in the United States Senate is just not going to play well now," Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"You know, Tim, that's one of the things that will be debated." –New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, after being asked by NBC's Tim Russert why he didn't use buses to evacuate residents in accordance with the city's evacuation plan (Source)

"This is the largest disaster in the history of the United States, over an area twice the size of Europe.
People have to understand this is a big, big problem.'' –Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"You know I talked to Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi yesterday because some people were saying, 'Well, if you hadn't sent your National Guard to Iraq, we here in Mississippi would be better off.' He told me 'I've been out in the field every single day, hour, for four days and no one, not one single mention of the word Iraq.' Now where does that come from? Where does that story come from if the governor is not picking up one word about it? I don't know. I can use my imagination." –Former President George Bush, who can give his imagination a rest, interview with CNN’s Larry King, Sept. 5, 2005 (Source)

"I don't want to alarm everybody that, you know, New Orleans is filling up like a bowl. That's just not happening." –Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), in a press briefing from Baton Rouge, Aug. 30, 2005 (Source)

"Bureaucracy is not going to stand in the way of getting the job done for the people." –President Bush, Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"I've had no reports of unrest, if the connotation of the word 'unrest' means that people are beginning to riot or, you know, they’re banging on walls and screaming and hollering or burning tires or whatever. I've had no reports of that." -FEMA director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"I don't make judgments about why people chose not to leave but, you know, there was a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, arguing that the victims bear some responsibility, CNN interview, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"Our Nation is prepared, as never before, to deal quickly and capably with the consequences of disasters and other domestic incidents." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, March 9, 2005 (Source)

"Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University" --description on FEMA director Michael Brown's resume, which turned out to be false -- he was only a student there (Source)

"I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, on his plans after being relieved from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

"And in all fairness to the Department of Homeland Security right now, I mean this is a brand new Department that was formed after 9/11. In many ways this is a 'learn by our mistakes and figure out what to do better' type of scenario." -CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

"Louisiana's Senator Landrieu announced on network television, 'I might likely have to punch him, literally.' And my question, since 'him' is the President, and both punching and threatening to punch the President is a felony, has her qualifying words 'might likely' saved her from arrest and prosecution?" -unknown reporter to White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"As of Saturday (Sept. 3), Blanco still had not declared a state of emergency, the senior Bush official said." –Washington Post staff writers Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu, who didn't bother to fact-check the blatant lie peddled by the Bush administration as part of its attempts to pin blame on state and local officials, when, in fact, the emergency declaration had been made on Friday, Aug. 26 (Source)

"Just to get you on the record, where does the buck stop in this administration?" –White House reporter
"The President." –White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Sept. 6, 2005

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This week will be the usual potpourri

Next Sunday (the 25th) will be the long promised postponed from a previous date "Wacky World of Whistling"

Sunday October 2
ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The History of Psycedelica"- 40 years of Acid Rock: Part One. 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

Sunday October 9
ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features "The History of Psycedelica"- 40 years of Acid Rock: Part Two. 8am, KWVA 88.1 FM.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Here is a great pic of my wife Barbara in her Pep Boys shirt caressing our Pacer in 1984-remember this was the car in Wayne's World. Posted by Picasa
Only 3 More Years left.... Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 12, 2005

Oil Companies Soaring Profits

Exxon's $10B fill-up: Cashing in on crunch
By Brett Arends-Boston Herald
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - Updated: 04:27 PM EST

Oil companies came under new fire yesterday when it emerged that ExxonMobil's profits are likely to soar above $10 billion this quarter on the back of the fuel crisis.
That's $110 million a day, and more net income than any company has ever made in a quarter. It's also a stunning 69 percent increase over the same period a year ago and a 34 percent jump from the $7.6 billion Exxon made just last quarter.
``Do you realize President Bush has just given a tax break to ExxonMobil?'' thundered Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden). ``Of all the companies in the history of the world that needed a tax break, this month, ExxonMobil should be at the bottom of the list.'' The law gives incentives to producers such as Exxon to expand production, such as for drilling for new wells in deeper waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
``It makes me angry,'' agreed Rep. Marty Meehan (D- Lowell), noting rising fuel prices ``are going to have a negative ripple effect throughout the economy.''
Meehan yesterday sponsored legislation on Capitol Hill to penalize price ``gouging,'' assuming it can be agreed what that is. Markey is preparing for Energy Committee hearings on the fuel crisis.
Even oil company shareholders were critical. Hub fund manager Lee Forker, the head of New England Research & Management, said the profits reflected a failure of oil companies' leadership to invest in future production. ``They're maximizing present cashflows and ignoring the future,'' he said.
ExxonMobil is spending about $5 billion a quarter buying back its own shares.
Forker says the oil companies bear responsibility for recent shortages, because they have held back on investment in new production for years due to a fear of a price collapse. ``It could just be a big scam - `Let's just restrict the supply along with the OPEC countries and we'll all get rich together' '' he said.
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Sunday, September 11, 2005


Gladstone is merging with darkwing (servers) on campus. The server admin won't respond with the new stream address on the new combined server. It might be down until next week.Sorry!
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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sunday 9/11

ON THE AIR "The Sunday Morning Hangover" features a live performance by Mood Area 52, 9am, KWVA 88.1 FM. Posted by Picasa