Friday, September 30, 2011

Watch Live Coverage Of Conrad Murray Trial Online

Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial charged with causing the death of Michael Jackson. MSNBC has provided a live link, so Internet users may watch this trial live. Bookmark this page and click the video box below to watch the Conrad Murray trial online live when it is in session.

Short Sellers Of Eastman Kodak Stock Provided Liquidity On Friday

Many people who do not understand the value of allowing the shorting of stock learned an important lesson on Friday as share prices of Eastman Kodak dropped by more than 60% during the trading day. As rumors spread that Eastman Kodak was about to file for bankruptcy, the stock price dropped like a rock because everyone who owned that stock wanted to sell it. Most of the buying of Eastman Kodak stock on Friday was probably from investors who had shorted the stock. Those investors were forced to buy stock in order to realize a gain on their short investment.

Eastman Kodak Stock Price Drops Over 60% In One Day

Many experts on Wall Street believe that the once giant company Eastman Kodak is headed to bankruptcy court. In trading on Friday, Eastman Kodak's stock price dropped by more than 60% and was halted on several occasions. Several years ago, Eastman Kodak was one of the companies that made up the 30 stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial average.

GOP Voters Like What Herman Cain Has To Say

Seemingly out of nowhere, second tier candidate Herman Cain is rising in public opinion polls of GOP voters. Last week, Mr. Cain beat front runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in a straw poll of voters in Florida. Now, it seems like every cable news network is covering Cain's candidacy and saying good things about him. Hey Herman Cain - watch out, because what the mainstream media creates is often times brought back down in future weeks. Right now, most GOP voters do not like Perry or Romney - so Cain's bump in the poll may or may not last over the long run.

Why Are Gas Prices Dropping This Week?

The good news is that gas prices are dropping all over the USA this week. The bad news is that the reason why gas and its parent crude oil are down is because most people on Wall Street believe that the world is headed back into a recession. I guess we can just be happy that it will cost less to fill up our gas tanks and hope the other part of of this story 'a double dip recession' does not pan out. Sadly, the USA is still in bad financial condition and our elected leaders still seem to have their heads in the sand.

Listen To 911 Called Placed The Day Michael Jackson Died

By now - everyone is aware that Micheal Jackson's doctor Conrad Murry is on trial in Los Angeles, California. Murry is charged with causing the death of Jackson. On that day, we all remember where we were and what we were doing when we learned that Michael Jackson had died. A 911 call was placed by a person at his residence to summon help from paramedics. If you would like to listen the that 911 call in its entirety, you may click the video box below.

Watch Video Of Michelle Obama Shopping At Target

Sometimes even the powerful and well connected need to get out and shop. Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted shopping at a Washington D.C. area Target. I don't know why a story like this is so interesting to read about, but it is. However, now that the word is out that Michelle Obama likes to shop in D.C. area retail stores in disguise - I doubt if the Secret Service will be as open to this type of activity in the future.

Mistake To Judge Gov. Chris Christie Over His Weight?

Political partisans, especially on the liberal side, make a point to always find something petty about their opponents and publicly ridicule them. The latest Republican for find himself in the cross-hairs of liberal democrats is Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. Like many other politicians, Christie is considering a run for the GOP nomination for President. I will give you one guess as to what liberal politicians and their supporters in the mainstream media are mocking Gov. Christie about? That's right, it's Chris Christie's weight. Frankly, I would prefer a fat man any day of the week and twice on Sunday as our leader, over some smug (holier than thou) underweight democratic candidate.

What Time Is The Cowboys/Lions Game On Sunday?

The Dallas Cowboys will play host to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, game-time is 12 noon CST. The Cowboys have got off to a pretty strong start in 2011 after starting quarterback Tony Romo came back from a rib injury and played with the kind of effectiveness fans have hope to see from him for years. The Cowboys have a record of 2-1 going into Sunday's game against the Lions.

Customers Angry At Bank Of America's $5 Debit Card Charge

Starting next year, one of the largest banks in the USA will start charging a $5 month fee to it's customers who use their debit cards. Bank of America (BOA) said that they were forced by new laws in Washington that prevent them from passing along the cost of their debit card services to businesses. Now in an expected turn of events, it will be consumers who will pay the fees associated with the use of debit cards - instead of the businesses that accept them.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Watch Video Of Woman Hit By A Grenade In The Face

In Mexico recently, a young woman by the name of Karla Flores was working at her job in a restaurant when she was hit in the face by a live grenade. The grenade did not explode on impact. Listen to her amazing story by clicking the video box below. Flores is alive today because of the brave work of hospital personnel who risked their own safety to save her life.

Herman Cain Is One Smart Man (Watch Video)

In a GOP contest where most in the mainstream media are focusing on the looks and speech delivery of the candidates, Herman Cain has already proven himself to be one smart man - long before he ever decided to run for President. In the video below, watch Herman Cain debate the merits of Universal Health Care with then President Bill Clinton and decide which of these two men is the smartest.

What Does Pawpaw Fruit Taste Like?

The past few days, there have been several news stories about a fruit called the 'pawpaw'. According to people who have tried it, the 'pawpaw' tastes like banana custard. Watch the video below to learn more about 'pawpaw' fruit. Most of it is grown right here in the USA.

Ashton Kutcher/Demi Moore Divorce Filed

It's always a negative thing when two married people decide to separate and divorce. However, when that couple calls Hollywood home - the media attention must make it even that more difficult. On Wednesday, September 28 2011, it was learned that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were separating and heading for divorce court. There are decades of difference in the ages of  Kutcher and Moore and some of us knew this day would be coming sooner or later.

Baby Joseph Maraachli Dies In His Sleep Tuesday

Millions of Americans and people around the world learned of baby Joseph Maraachli a few months ago when a hospital in Canada refuse to insert a breathing tube for him, because his prognosis was terminal. After a media firestorm, a hospital in the USA did provided the needed service and baby Joseph was allowed to return home and die with dignity. Joseph Maraachli was just two month shy of his second birthday when he died.

Singer 'Adele' An Artist For All Ages

Every decade or so, a singer comes along that can bridge the gap between the musical tastes of different generation. Today, that singer is 'Adele' and if you have not heard her amazing voice and gut wrenching lyrics use the video box below to get to know her. In my younger years, I was a radio DJ so music has always been a large part of my life. Now, 'Adele' has joined other superstars over the years who have brought happiness to my days and nights.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Audio Tape Of Michael Jackson Slurring His Words Before Death

The trial of Conrad Murry is underway in California. Murry is accused of causing the death of pop singer Michael Jackson several years ago. The prosecution offered a tape recorded message into evidence this week of Jackson slurring his words only days before he untimely death. If you would like to listen to that tape recording, simply click the video box below.

What Is Listeria Monocytogenes And Why Is It So Deadly?

Americans were startled to learn this week that more than a dozen people have died from eating cantaloupes that were infected with Listeria Monocytogenes. What is Listeria Monocytogenes and why is it so deadly? The video below explains what Listeria is and why it's hardy makeup is so hard to kill even with the washing, cooling and heating of food.

Why Are Cantaloupes Killing People?

One of my favorite foods, cantaloupes, are in the news today for something other than their good taste and nutritional value. At least 16 people have been reportedly killed because of a Listeria illnesses traced back to cantaloupes grown in Colorado. Apparently Listeria is more deadly than even e.coli. I'm not real sure why cantaloupes infected by Listeria are killing people, but it might be a good idea to stop eating them at least for awhile.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What Was The Final Score Of The Cowboys/Redskins Game?

In a hard fought contest between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins, in the end all that was needed for the Cowboys to win was the last field goal of the game. The final score of the Cowboys/Redskins game Monday night September 26, 2011 was Dallas 18 - Washington 16.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Will FEMA Run Out Of Money This Week?

Republicans and Democrats in Washington are playing games with ten of thousands of Americans this week as they threaten not to give FEMA much needed money to help victims of recent USA disasters. Yes, it is possible that FEMA will run out of money this week, if the Congress fails to approved much needed funding. If that happens, both sides should be blamed for this outrageous dysfunction of government.

Will Stocks Open Lower On Monday September 26, 2011?

Shortly before midnight on Sunday, I check the Dow and S&P futures on CNBC and at that time it appeared that stocks would open higher on Monday. However, all eyes are on Europe and what will happen there in a few hours when markets open. It's likely that Monday will be a bad day for stocks as the extreme selling from last week gets magnified by margin calls early today.

Chicago TV Video About Woman Held Captive For Two Months

In a bizarre crime in Chicago, a man has been arrested and is being held without bail after allegedly kidnapping a 20-year-old woman and holding her against her will for two months. Watch video from the Fox-TV affiliate in Chicago about this terrible crime in the box below.

New Facebook App Makes It Easy To See Who Has Unfriended You

As most people have noticed over the past few days, Facebook has been getting a new facelift. Then late last week, someone discovered an easy way for users to see who has 'unfriended' you. While I think all of this friend and unfriend stuff is kind of silly, there appears to be an application market for folks who just have to know which of their friends are no longer following their status updates on Facebook.

What Was The Final Score Of The Colts/Steelers Game?

Last night, the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers played football. It was a hard fought game by both teams, but in the end the Steelers defeated the Colts by the score of 23-20. Toward the end of the game it appeared that Indianapolis was going to win, but a last minute field goal gave the victory to the Steelers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is Amanda Knox (aka Foxy Knoxy) Guilty Of Murder?

Most people I have talked to who have followed her murder case, believe that Amanda Knox better known in the media as 'foxy knoxy' is guilty of committing murder. However, the mainstream media in the United States have always tried to convince their viewers and readers that she is a wrongly convicted woman. Knox certainly did herself a disservice when she claimed, early on, that she was too beautiful to be convicted of murder.

Is Rick Perry Fading In Voter Support?

It appears that Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is already fading in public support after he boldly supported allowing illegal immigrants in the USA to receive government supported funds for higher education. Why Rick Perry believes so strongly that children of illegal immigrants should receive a lower cost education than other American citizens is something I do not understand.

What Is The Movie 'Dolphin Tale' About?

When a new movie comes out that has Morgan Freeman as the star, I usually go see it. His newest movie is one called 'Dolphin Tale' and if the previews live up to the actual movie, it will earn mega-millions at the box office this fall. 'Dolphin Tale' is about a dolphin that loses his tale in an accident at sea and after washing up on a beach near death is rescued and fitted with a prosthetic tale fin by Morgan Freeman's character. Watch the movie trailer below.

Can Herman Cain Win The GOP Nomination For President in 2012?

Most people in the mainstream media were shocked on Saturday when second tiered GOP candidate Herman Cain defeated both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in a straw poll in Florida. Now many grass roots voters in the Republican Party are asking themselves, if Herman Cain can win the GOP nomination for President in 2012? Yesterday, I would have said no. However, Cain's win in Florida was pretty amazing.

What Time Is The Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins Game Monday Night?

The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins play each other on Monday night football this week. The game starts at 7:30pm CDST and will be played at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Redskins will likely be favored, but Cowboys fans are optimistic after Tony Romo's play while injured against the 49ers last week.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Diana Nyad's Swim From Cuba To Florida

At 12:20am, September 25 2011, swimmer Diane Nyad returned to the water after leaving because of a jellyfish bite. She is about half way through a swim that is over 100 miles long. According to her website: diananyad.com Diana remains in good spirits even though a jellyfish bite is extremely painful. Follow Nyad's historic swim on Twitter and at this special website address: diananyad.com/1220am-back-in-the-water/.

Who Won The Straw Poll In Florida Today?

There was a shock winner of the Florida straw poll today, Saturday September 24 2011. Long shot candidate Herman Cain won the contest followed by Rick Perry. In recent weeks, Governors Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have been at the top of a large group of GOP candidates.

Another Government Shutdown In September Of 2011?

It appears another government shutdown could happen next week, if Republicans in the 'House' and Democrats in the 'Senate' cannot reach a compromise on how much money to spend on the funding of FEMA. That's right, the USA government could shutdown next week over whether or not to provide funding to an agency whose primary job is to help American citizens recover from natural disasters. Unbelievable.

What Was Vesta Williams Cause Of Death?

Thursday night, R&B singing star Vesta Williams was found dead in a hotel room in Southern California. She was 53-years-old. The medical examiner said that her likely cause of death is related to a drug overdoes. Williams two biggest hit songs were 'Don't Blow A Good Thing' and 'Congratulations'. Funeral services for Vesta Williams have not yet been announced.

Has NASA Satellite Crashed To Earth Yet?

For the better part of a week, the mainstream news media has been abuzz with stories about a 6 ton NASA satellite that would be crashing to Earth this week. Right now, NASA believes their satellite has crash back to Earth - but they are not ready to go on the record about when and where it came down. I hope no one was hit.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gary Johnson Steals GOP Debate With Neighbor's Dogs Joke

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson stole the show at the GOP debate on September 22, 2011 with one of the funniest jokes ever uttered in politics. If you would like to listen to Johnson deliver that joke with a perfect punchline, click the video box below. Gov. Gary Johnson is a conservative and the latest candidate to enter the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

When Will The iPhone 5 Be Released? (October 4 2011)

It is being reported that Apple will release the iPhone 5 on October 4, 2011. New CEO Tim Cook is expected to showcase the new device on that date. The Apple iPhone has revolutionized mobile cell phone devices and dominated the marketplace for several years. Find out what new features will be included on the iPhone 5 by watching the video below.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Watch Video Replay / Week One Of Dancing With The Stars 2011

Week One of the 2011 edition of Dancing With The Stars is in the history books. If you missed any of this weeks shows on ABC-TV, click the video box below to watch a replay. Dancing With The Stars is the number one show on television right now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Was Michael Vick Injured In Monday Night Game?

Like Tony Romo one day before, Michael Vick was injured in the Monday night game between the Eagles and Falcons. First reports suggest that Vick suffer a concussion and it is not yet known whether he will be healthy enough to play next weekend. The management and coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles have placed the hopes of their 2011 NFL season squarely on the back of Michael Vick. The Eagles certainly hope he will be game ready as soon as possible.

What Is Real Estate 'Flopping' / Is It Illegal?

It seems like every single day there is a new scam designed to rip off someone either buying or selling real estate. The newest rip off is something called 'flopping' and some mainstream real estate professionals are getting rich at the expense of the U.S. government and unsuspecting home sellers and buyers. What is real estate 'flopping'? Watch the video below to learn more.

'New Girl' On Fox TV Looks Like A Winner

The major broadcast networks are releasing their new shows this week. One that looks like a winner is 'New Girl' on Fox television. There is just something about the personality of the young woman in this show that makes me want to see it. Watch the 'New Girl' tonight on Fox at 9pm EDST (8pm CDST).

Does Diabetes Lead To Alzheimer's Disease?

For years, doctors and scientists have been researching the link between Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Many clinical trials have shown that body sensitivity to insulin not only leads to high blood sugar levels, but also Alzheimer's. Watch the video below to learn more about the link between Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Did Tony Romo Break A Rib In Sunday's Game?

Yes he did and he even suffered a punctured lung, as well. One week earlier, in perfect health - Tony Romo caused two critical turnovers near the end of the Jets game that cost the Cowboys a victory. Then, one week later against the 49ers, Romo gets hurt and plays one of the best games of his career. It's hard to figure this guy out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Will President Obama Win Reelection In 2012?

At the present time, September 19 2011, it does not appear likely that President Barack Obama will win reelection in 2012. However, over my 50 plus years of life - I have seen down and out President's find a way to win reelection even when most of the country does not support them. If the GOP falls apart or gets too greedy over the next 12 months, then yes - President Barack Obama will win reelection in 2012.

Is Social Security A Ponzi Scheme?

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry has gone on record calling the U.S. Social Security system a ponzi scheme. Of course, the initial reaction from status quo politicians and their friends in the mainstream media has been to call Gov. Rick Perry a liar. However, there is no doubt that if any private investment company ran a retirement program like the government runs Social Security, they would be arrested and jailed for running a ponzi scheme.

When Will NASA Satellite Hit The Earth?

A six ton satellite that ran out-of-fuel several years ago will crash into the Earth sometime around the end of September or early October 2011. NASA said that there was a 1 and 3000 chance that someone could be hit by a piece of it. There is still no definitive location where this satellite will come down and at what time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Congratulations Kyle Chandler For Winning Emmy Award Sunday Night September 18 2011

Just last weekend, my wife and I went to see the movie 'Super 8' starring Kyle Chandler. Then on Sunday night, Chandler won an Emmy Award for his work on the NBC show 'Friday Night Lights'. High five to Mr. Chandler. I have loved your work since 'Early Edition'.

What Time Is The Google/Fox News GOP Debate September 22 2011?

On Thursday night, September 22 2011, there will be another GOP debate featuring the Republican candidates for President. The debate will start at 9pm EDST (8pm CDST) and will be shown live on the Fox News Channel and via streaming video on Google.com.

Is Class Warfare A Dead Political Issue?

Over the next week, we will all hear the term 'class warfare used over and over again by the mainstream media. President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion of new taxes on the rich to help fund his new jobs program. GOP leaders are already calling the President's plan 'class warfare'. Is using 'class warfare' a dead political issue? We will soon find out.

What Time Is 2 And A Half Men Season Premiere?

The season premiere of '2 And A Half Men' on CBS will start at 8pm EDST (7pm CDST) Monday September 19 2011. Charlie Sheen is gone and the shows new star Ashton Kutcher will make his debut. Check the new show opening in the video box below.

Obama's 'Buffett Rule' Just More Class Warfare (Congressman Ryan)

According to Congressman Paul Ryan, President Barack Obama's new tax idea called the 'Buffett Rule' is nothing more than a new twist on an old democratic idea to divide Americans using class warfare. Watch Ryan on Fox News Sunday via the video box below.

Injured Tony Romo Returns To Lead Cowboys To Victory

In a complete reversal of last week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to Sunday's game with a broken rib to lead the team to victory. A more complete report on Romo's injury will be released on Monday.

Watch Video Of Earthquake In India September 19 2011

Today, September 19 2011, a major earthquake shook parts of India. At least 16 people have been killed. If you would like to watch video of today's earthquake in India, click the video box below.

How Much Money Did The Lion King 3D Earn At The Box Office Opening Weekend?

The 'Lion King 3D' won the box office this weekend with an estimated take of $29.3 million. Reviews from critics and fans were generally positive as this blockbuster movie reached out to a new generation.

Contagion dropped to the number two spot with an estimated box officer return of $14.5 million, while Drive (2011) earned $11.9 million.

What Is The 'Buffett Rule' Of Taxation?

Over the next few weeks, people will begin to learn more about the 'Buffett Rule' of taxation. President Barack Obama has adopted that rule as one of many ways he hopes to pay for his new jobs program.

Simply put, the 'Buffett Rule' states that millionaires and billionaires should pay, at least, the same percentage of their income in taxes as any middle class citizen in the United States. President Obama loves this idea, while most GOP Members of Congress do not.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What Was The Final Score Of The Oklahoma/Florida State Game September 17 2011?

It was a hard fought game, but in the end Oklahoma defeated Florida State by the score of 23-13. A nationwide audience of millions of people watch to see if number 5 ranked Florida State could unseat Oklahoma who is ranked number 1.

From the score it is easy to see that both Oklahoma and Florida State played outstanding defense. However, on September 17 2011, the number one team in the nation (Oklahoma) had the better team.

What Time Is The Dallas Cowboys/San Francisco 49ers Game Sunday (September 18 2011)?

The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers game starts at 4:05pm EDST (3:05pm CDST) this Sunday September 17, 2011. During the first game of the season, starting quarterback Tony Romo came under fired for two key turnovers against the New York Jets - as the Cowboys lost their first game of the season.

Sunday's Cowboys/49ers game will be played on the Fox television network.

Did A Part Fall Off Airplane Before Crash In Reno?

Spectator photos released to the public on Saturday show a piece of the tail section of a vintage World War II airplane was missing shortly before it crashed into a crowd at an airshow in Reno, Nevada on Friday. In the video below, CNN shows the picture and it's easy to see that part of the planes tail section is missing.

The death toll from this crash has increased to 9 after remaining at 3 for most of last night. Witnesses said that badly injured people were walking around in a daze with missing limbs and severe life threatening injuries. It could take several weeks before an official cause of the crash is determined.

Kara Kennedy's Cause Of Death Heart Attack?

The oldest daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy died on Friday, she was 51-years-old. After a long battle with cancer, Kara was recently declared cancer free.

Kara Kennedy's brother said he believes her heart just gave out after fighting cancer for many years. It is speculated at this time that a heart attack was Kara Kennedy's cause of death.

What Is On TV Tonight September 17, 2011?

What Is On TV Tonight September 17, 2011?

8pm EST (7pm CST) - Oklahoma at Florida State (ABC), Rules of Engagement (CBS), Cops (Fox), Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)


9pm EST (8pm CST) - Criminal Minds (CBS), The Thirteenth Step (Fox), American Dad (NBC)


10pm EST (9pm CST) - 48 Hours (CBS), Law & Order SVU (NBC)

What Time Are The 2011 Emmy Awards Sunday Night September 18 2011?

The 2011 edition of the Emmy Awards begin at 8pm EDST (7pm CDST) Sunday night on the Fox Network.

It should be an interesting show as many top actors and actresses try to win an Emmy that has evaded them for many years.

How Many People Were Injured In Reno Plane Crash?

In addition to the three confirmed dead, 54 people have been admitted to Reno area hospitals after a small plane crashed into the stands where airshow fans were seated.

The death toll from that plane crash Friday night is expect to grow over the weekend. Watch video from the scene and a news conference afterward in the box below.

Terrifying Image Of Plane Impacting With The Ground At Reno Airshow September 16 2011

On MSNBC last night, I saw an image that burned into my mind exactly how powerful the impact was when a small airplane crashed at an airshow in Reno on Friday.

The image below was snapped in a split second after a World War II vintage airplane crash into a crowd of spectators Friday night. Some are dead and many more are hurting in area hospitals.

Watch Press Conference About Reno NV Plane Crash September 16 2011

Shortly after an airplane crash in Reno, NV Friday night, authorities held a press conference to talk about what happened. If you would like to watch that press conference, simply click the video box below.

For some unknown reason, a small World War II vintage airplane left it's normal flight path and crashed nose first into innocent bystanders. Currently, 3 people are reported killed with dozens more in critical condition in Reno hospitals.

What Caused Plane Crash At Airshow In Reno September 16 2011?

It is still too early to know for sure what caused an airplane to crash into spectators at a vintage airshow in Reno Nevada on Friday. Video, which you may watch below, shows a small plane that appears to nose dive directly into fans at the event.

My guess is that some kind of mechanical failure cause the small plane to crash, but a medical issue could ultimately lead to an answer of what caused this crash. The pilot of the airplane was 74-years-old and died in the cash.

Friday, September 16, 2011

More Video Of Deadly Plane Crash In Reno Nevada On September 16 2011

A horrible plane crash cost the lives a several people in Reno, NV tonight September 16 2011. At last report at least three people, including the pilot were reported killed.

One of the fans at the airshow took the video you may watch in the box below. Late reports say that at least 25 are in critical condition after one of the vintage planes crash directly into the grandstand of the show.

Watch Video Replay Of Airshow Plane Crash In Reno Nevada

Friday night, there was a terrible plane crash at an airshow in Reno, Nevada. At least three people were killed with many others admitted to area hospitals in critical condition.

Watch a replay of this plane crash from the video box below. At this time, the cause of this crash is still unknown. It has been reported that one of the deaths was that of the pilot.

Why Does Insulin Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?

Ask anyone over the age of 60 what is their worst fear when it comes to an incurable disease and many will say 'Alzheimer's'. For decades, families have been torn apart by this terrible disease. Included in its many victims are Ronald Reagan and Glen Campbell.

On NBC Night News, Thursday September 16 2011, it was reported that a new research study found that people with early Alzheimer's responded well to a nasal form of insulin. If you would like to watch this story, simply click the video box below.

Why Is Netflix Stock Going Down So Much?

During the early summer of 2011, Netflix stock was soaring to new highs almost everyday. However, a few months later - the powers that be in the management of Netflix raised the rates they charge customers by an astronomical amount and soon thereafter their customers left in droves and then Wall Street decided to sell off the stock.

Now, Netflix stock drops almost every single day. I wonder what was going through the minds of Netflix management when they raised their monthly fee by so much? From a Wall Street standpoint, Netflix stock appears to be like a ' dead man walking' and I wonder if this company will ever recover from their self inflicted wound?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Why Are There So Many Mesothelioma Lawsuits?

Anytime of the day or night, TV commercials are played on cable television encouraging people who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma to call a special 800 number directed to a lawyer who will help them collect money for this illness. Why are there so many Mesothelioma lawsuits filed?

The answer is companies that produced asbestos products several decades ago have paid money into a general fund for people who develop Mesothelioma sometimes years after first exposure. Watch the video below to understand how asbestos exposure leads to a diagnosis of Mesothelioma cancer in some people.

Watch Replay Of Dakota Meyer Receiving The Medal Of Honor September 15 2011

A real American hero was honored by his country on Thursday September 15, 2011. That hero's name is Dakota Meyer and he is a United States Marine. In one of the most moving ceremonies in White House history, Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor.

If you missed this ceremony - you may click the video box below and watch a replay of Dakota Meyer receiving his medal at the White House from President Barack Obama. Few Americans have ever come close to the bravery of this young man and he deserves the thanks of a grateful nation.

Meet Dakota Meyer One Of The Bravest Americans To Ever Live

This afternoon, President Barack Obama bestowed the highest military honor on Marine Dakota Meyer. The United States of America is fill with many heroes, but Meyer is in a category all by himself when it comes to bravery and humility.

In the video below, meet Marine Dakota Meyer and compare your life in service to this country with his. Dakota Meyer is the type of Marine that everyone who wears the uniform espouses to be. Thank God for men and women like Meyer who keep this nation safe.

Is It Snowing In Colorado Today?

Yes, there is snow falling in the higher elevations of Colorado today. Yesterday the temperature in some parts of Texas reached 105, so snow is something heat ravaged Texans would love to see.

In addition to those cooler temperatures, the Lone Star State is in dire need of rain from any source. As you may know, the state of Texas has been bone dry all year and there is no chance of rain in the forecast.

Who Won America's Got Talent 2011?

The man with a 'golden voice', Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., won the 2011 edition of America's Got Talent last night. In his final performance, Murphy performed a great rendition of Frank Sinatra's song 'My Way'.

If you missed America's Got Talent last night, September 14 2011, you may watch Landau Murphy Jr.'s final performance from the video box below. Congratulation to Murphy and the show for another great season.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How Much Weight Has Kirstie Alley Lost?

The answer is 100 pounds plus. Wow, fans of Alley once saw her trim down as the spokeswoman for a national diet program - but never this much.

Kirstie Alley said that after preforming on 'Dancing With The Stars' the exercise involved caused her to lose weight and ever since she has continue to shed the pounds. High five Kirstie!

Watch The Final Video From Amy Winehouse

The video from the final song recorded by Amy Winehouse was released on YouTube today. If you would like to watch it, simply click the video box below.

The video is called 'Body and Soul' and Amy Winehouse is joined by legendary singer Tony Bennett as her duet partner. Winehouse died a couple of months ago at the age of 27.

When Will Windows 8 Be Released?

This week, Microsoft introduced 'Windows 8' to the public in a California conference of computer users and programmers. Unlike most new releases of the Windows operating system, 'Windows 8' will be a major release with many new features and an entirely new look.

What some people will like the most about 'Windows 8', is it will be a touch screen operating system just like the Apple iphone and iPad. If you would like to see a sneak peak of the new Windows 8 operating system, watch the video presentation below. Right now, the date of its official released to the public - has not yet been announced.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cindy/George Anthony Are In Denial About Daughter Casey's Roll In Caylee's Death

On Wednesday, Dr Phil will present the second part of an interview he conducted with Cindy and George Anthony. From what everyone saw on Tuesday, Cindy Anthony has crawled into a hole of denial and George just looked like he is a habitual liar.

Frankly, I don't like the idea that Cindy and George Anthony are still getting public attention when they were likely to have played a part either in the death of Caylee or in the coverup thereafter. The Anthony family from Orlando, Florida is one mess up group of people and the media needs to quit feeding their need for attention.

What Is The Name Of The Company That Fired A Mother For Taking Off Work To Donate A Kidney To Her Son?

People were outraged today when learning that a company in Philadelphia, PA fired an employee who took off work to donate a kidney to her son. The name of the company involved is the Aviation Institute of Maintenance Schools. According to a Google Search, that company has offices in major cities around the nation including Philadelphia.

People say that hindsight is 20/20 and I'm sure the management of Aviation Institute of Maintenance Schools in Philadelphia wish they would have handled this situation differently. Sadly, the company's actions were legal - because that branch of the school has less than 50 people employed and that loophole allowed them to avoid the US Family and Medical Leave Act which protects everyone else.

Watch Video Of Bystanders Saving A Man Trapped Under A Burning Car In Utah

The video below is one of the most remarkable and brave things I have seen in years. After a car/motorcycle accident in Utah recently, the rider of the motorcycle found himself trapped under the car as a fire raged.

Without hesitation, more than a dozen strangers band together to lift the car and pull the trapped motorcycle rider from underneath the vehicle. The trapped man is alive, but in critical condition in a local hospital.

Why Was Manny Ramirez Arrested In Florida?

Baseball great Manny Ramirez was arrested in Florida on Monday (September 12 2011) and charged with domestic battery. Ramirez will spend the night in jail. Police reports claim that Ramirez slapped his wife during an argument and that action lead to his arrest.

Manny Ramirez has denied the charges and said that he did not slap his wife. Ramirez retired from MLB this year. In 2004, Manny Ramirez was awarded with the most valuable player award after that years World Series Game.

Who Won Miss Universe 2011?

In a shocking win, Leila Lopes from Angola won the crown as Miss Universe 2011. There were 88 contestants in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.

Watch a replay of Miss Angola in the preliminary round of Miss Universe 2011 in the video box below. Congratulations, Leila Lopes.

Will Paul Krugman Be Fired By The New York Times?

A bunch of folks are angry with New York Times (NYT) columnist Paul Krugman because of a negative and extremely liberal post he made online on September 11, 2011. I read Krugman's post that day and while I totally disagreed with what he had to say, I certainly do not believe he should be fired for expressing an opinion in a newspaper.

All Americans - liberal, conservative and moderate need to be heard in this country and it is wrong to try and silence voices we do not agree with. If people who subscribe to the New York Times cancel their subscription is mass because of Krugman's blog post, then he will likely be fired. However, I imagine the current outrage will fizzle out quickly over the next couple of days.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What If The Post Office Goes Out Of Business?

There have been several stories the past couple of weeks about the U.S. Postal Service going bankrupt. What if the post office goes out of business? First, I do not think there is any chance whatsoever that the U.S. Postal Service will go out-of-business - but they are in terrible financial shape and their labor contracts must be renegotiated in order for them to survive.

Another thing that must be done to shore up the financial condition of the Post Office is that thousands of seldom used locations must be closed in order to save money. The world has changed over the past 10 years, but the U.S. Post Office has not. It's time for that to change.

Watch Michele Bachmann Go After Rick Perry On CNN/Tea Party Debate September 12 2011

In the CNN/Tea Party debate from Tampa on Monday, the biggest headline is that second tier candidate Michele Bachmann 'cleaned Rick Perry's clock' on the issue of mandating an STD vaccine to little girls in Texas.

In one of the best debating moves I have seen since the days of Ronald Reagan, Bachmann took every word Rick Perry said and turned it right back to her advantage. It is way too early to count Bachmann out of this wide open GOP field.

What Time Does The CNN/GOP/Tea Party Debate Begin Tonight?

Tonight at 8pm EDST (7pm CDST) a debate between the top six GOP candidates for President will take place on CNN. Most of the media debate about this challenge surrounds the top two candidates of Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

Last week, there was another GOP debate held on MSNBC and during that match-up - most Americans thought that Texas Governor Rick Perry won. Rick Perry is about as right leaning of a candidate as the country might accept as its leader. I am looking forward to tonight's GOP/Tea Party debate on CNN starting at 8pm.

How Much Money Did Movie 'Contagion' Earn Opening Weekend At The Box Office?

As expected, the Steven Soderbergh movie 'Contagion' won the weekend box office results for September 9-11, 2011. In a field of 'light weight' motion picture competition, 'Contagion' earned $25 million during it's first weekend of release worldwide.

The star studded cast of 'Contagion' includes: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston and Sanaa Lathan. 'Contagion' is about what might happen, if a worldwide case of 'bird flu' went untreated.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What Was The Final Score Of The Cowboys/Jets Game?

In a very disappointing beginning to the Dallas Cowboys 2011 season, they were defeated tonight by three points. The final score of the Cowboys/Jets game was 27-24 in favor of the Jets.

Congratulations to the New York Jets, they played great. The Dallas Cowboys played good as well, at least until the end of the game when they fell completely apart. Please not a repeat of the 2010 season, Cowboys.

When Is Cliff Robertson's Funeral?

Legendary film actor and TV pitchman Cliff Robertson died yesterday. He was 88-years-old. Robertson's funeral will be held on Friday September 16, 2011 in East Hampton. Most Americans alive today remember Cliff Robertson in his position as the AT&T TV spokesperson during the 1980's.

However, before taking on that prominent role - Robertson appeared in many movies, including 'Midway', 'Charly' and 'PT-109'. Millions of older Americans remember Cliff Robertson fondly and are sad at his passing. Robertson is survived by two daughters. He was not married at the time of his death. 

Have The Three Terrorist Planning Attacks On September 11, 2011 Been Caught?

For the past 48 hours, Americans living in NYC and Washington D.C. have been on alert after USA government officials announced that there were three potential terrorists planning attacks on the 10-year-anniversay of September 11, 2001.

The good news is that it appears police and government agents were sent on a wild goose chase. Hopefully, that information is correct. Yesterday, police were looking for two stolen vans - one of which has been recovered in Maryland. Lets all hope and pray that 9 11 2011 does not find the United States under attack again.

In Memory For Those Who Died On September 11, 2001

Today, September 11 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorists attacks on America. Known to millions now as 9 11, thousands of Americans and visitors to this great nation lost their lives when terrorists hijacked four jet aircraft and attempted to bring down the most power nation on Earth.

A pop singer of the time, 'Enya', had a popular song called 'Only Time' and that song became the backdrop of a YouTube video that has been downloaded almost six million times over the past 10 years. You may watch that tribute to the dead, their families and the leaders who helped move the United States of America forward after that terrible day in the video box below.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Watch Video Replay Of Second Plane Hitting The South Tower Of The World Trade Center (September 11, 2001)

We have all seen video on television of the second plane hitting the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9 11 2001, but the video you may watch below is the most dramatic I have ever seen.

This video was shot from ground level within a couple of blocks of the tower. While all video footage from 9 11 2001 are dramatic, the one below shows just how fast that second plane was flying when it slammed into the building.

Watch Video Replay Of 9 11 Attacks From September 11, 2001

Tomorrow marks the 10 year anniversary of the 9 11 attacks on the United States of America. Many tributes are planned to honor the men and women who lost their lives on that day. In the video box below, you may watch live coverage from the Fox News Channel from the morning of September 11, 2001.

Within a matter of minutes, a carefree nation turned on a dime to a country under attack by terrorists. It's interesting to watch as Fox News changes from light coverage to the biggest hard news story the network had ever covered. No one alive on 9 11 2001 will ever forget where there were when they heard the news of those horrific terrorists attacks.

Who Hacked NBC Twitter Account?

'The Script Kiddies' have claimed responsibility for hacking the Twitter account of NBC News according to the network. In a video response viewable below, NBC announced that the FBI and network are working together to find out what happened.

Recently, Fox News had their Twitter account hacked as well. More than likely, access to both Twitter accounts occurred after an email attachment was opened in the networks newsrooms. That email attachment infected the computer with a keystroke program that allowed hackers to learn the password.

What Time Is 'Flight 93' Movie Tonight?

One of the best movies ever made will be broadcast tonight at 8pm EDST (7 CDST) on the A&E television network. The movie is called 'Flight 93' and it is dedicated to the 40 brave souls who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Over the skies of Shanksville, Pennsylvania - the passengers and crew of Flight 93 decided to take action and prevent terrorist from flying their jet into the White House. If you love movies about brave Americans, watch 'Flight 93' tonight on A&E.

What Time Is 'Railroad Killer' On 48 Hours Tonight?

Tonight on CBS Television, the lone survivor from a killing spree caused by a serial killer will be featured. 48 Hours, 'Railroad Killer', begins tonight at 10pm EDST (9pm CDST) on CBS television.

'48 Hours' is one of my favorite shows, because they not only cover strange crimes - but they also follow up on their stories for years to come. One of my favorite is that of Matt Baker.

Watch Video Replay Of Biden Speech September 10 2011

On Saturday morning, Vice-President Joe Biden delivered the best speech of his life in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. His speech was in honor of the 40 Americans aboard Flight 93 who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America on September 11, 2001.

Most of the time, VP Biden is not the most impressive speaker the nation has to offer - but this morning he did a fabulous job. If you would like to watch a video replay of VP Joe Biden's speech in Shanksville, Pennsylvania today - simply click the video box below.

What Is The Movie Contagion About?

The number one movie this weekend is expected to be the disaster thriller 'Contagion'. This movie is about how a deadly disease can spread from person to person and in a matter of weeks kill millions of people.

To me, this film appears similar to another movie released years ago called 'Outbreak'. 'Contagion' stars Matt Damon Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. Looks like a good movie to me, so I will probably see it this weekend.

Friday, September 09, 2011

How Many Jobs Are Bank Of America Cutting?

In addition to the thousands of jobs already cut by Bank of America, on Friday it was learned the bank will layoff an additional 25-30 thousands people over the next few years. Bank of America's stock price has dropped by over 50% this year alone.

Problems at Bank of America can be traced back to the housing bubble of 2008 when they were heavily involved in the sub-prime mortgage market. Both the USA government and more recently Warren Buffett have tried to bring Bank of America back to life, again.

Will Terrorists Attack USA On September 11 2011?

On Thursday night, USA intelligence officials warned citizens that New York (NYC) and Washington D.C. could face terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011. As most people know, 911 in the year 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the last time America came under attack by terrorists in a huge way.

While USA intelligence released this information, they did not go into great detail about how certain they are America will once again be under attack. Like it has been since 911 2001, all Americans need to be alert and report suspicious activity to police. Let's hope 911 2011, will not mirror 911 2001.

Why Is Casey Anthony Moving To Mexico?

According to the National Enquirer, Casey Anthony is preparing to move to Mexico and become a citizen there. Why Mexico would want her is the biggest question I have?

Apparently, Casey Anthony has made friends with a rich man who owns a private home in Mexico and who has invited her to live there. It's true that just because someone has money does not make them intelligent.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

What Was The Final Score Of The Packers/Saints Game September 8 2011?

The Green Bay Packers defeated the New Orleans Saints Thursday night by the score of 42-34. This much hyped game by the NFL pitted the previous two Superbowl Champions against each other.

The game was filled with celebrity sightings and top singing talent. However, when all the dust settled it was the Green Bay Packers who won the first regular season game of 2011.

What Caused The San Diego Blackout On September 8 2011?

According to a spokesman for San Diego Gas and Electric, Thursday's massive blackout that effect more than 1 million people was the result of two power-lines in Northern Arizona tripping off. That action caused a cascading effect which resulted in almost 1.5 million people losing electricity.

The same spokesman said that it could be late Friday before all customers have their power restored. Parts of Arizona, Southern California and even Mexico lost electrical power during this outage.

Watch Video Replay Of Obama Speech September 8 2011

Thursday night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation before a joint session of Congress. If you missed the speech and would like to watch a replay, please click the video box below.

The subject of President Obama's speech was a new jobs program that he wants the Congress to pass and fund. With gridlock the norm in Washington D.C. these days, passage of this new jobs bill is by no means assured.

Did Ron Paul Win GOP Debate On September 7 2011?

Few reporters in the mainstream media said that Ron Paul won the GOP presidential debate on September 7, but a majority of voters on MSNBC's website said that he did. Is there still a disconnect between the news media and the American people? 

That appears to be the case as liberals and conservatives in the USA continue to downplay the words and actions of Ron Paul. The American people are scared and angry about the overspending that has infested Washington D.C. for far too long. If there was ever a year when a non-mainstream candidate could win, 2012 might just be that year.

What Time Does The Packers/Saints Game Start Tonight?

The 2011 NFL season opener game between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers starts tonight at 7:30pm EDST (6:30 CDST). The game will be broadcast to a national audience on NBC-TV.

Immediately before the game, President Barack Obama will address the nation with new ideas on job creation in America. NFL football fans dodged a big bullet this summer after an owner lead lockout of players almost put an end to the 2011 season.

What Time Is Obama Speech Tonight (September 8, 2011)?

President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight at 7pm EDST (6pm CDST). The billing for his speech is all about the creation of jobs. Some economist fear the USA is headed for a double-dip-recession and that line of thinking is validated as job growth has completely stopped.

Unlike other presidential speeches, the one tonight will not be followed by a response from the GOP. Immediately following President Obama's speech, the regular season of the NFL will begin on national television. Late reports suggest that Obama will recommend spending $400 billion on a new jobs program, which will be difficult to get passed in a GOP controlled House of Representatives.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme To Be Elected President?

After the GOP debate Wednesday night, some Republicans are starting to openly ask if Gov. Rick Perry is too extreme to be elected President. Even if he is telling the truth that Social Security is a ponzi scheme, the big question is whether a majority of Americans want to accept that truth and vote him into office?

Perry has a bigger problem and that is recently he made a stupid comment about Texas succeeding from the United States when President Obama's health care changes were passed into law. Rick Perry is an arrogant cowboy who believes with all his heart that he is right. However, it's still an open question as to whether a majority of Americans or for that matter Republicans agree with him.

Watch Video Replay Of GOP Debate September 7 2011

MSNBC has provided a link where people who missed the GOP debate Wednesday night may watch the whole thing. Just click the video box below. From all the post debate commentary, it appears it was a two man show between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.

Sadly, many of the candidates who have been running the longest are now being ignored by the main stream media. Judging from the news coverage after the debate tonight, most experts are now calling the GOP nominations contest a race between Perry and Romney.

What Time Is The GOP Debate Tonight September 7 2011?

The GOP debate tonight hosted by Brian Williams may be seen on MSNBC cable television starting at 8pm EDST (7pm CDST). All of the GOP candidates are expected to participate.

It should be an interesting debate from a questions standpoint considering that MSNBC is the most liberal of the USA cable television networks. The last GOP debate took place on Fox News and it did not include newcomer to the race Rick Perry.

No Jerry Lewis Statement Makes Me Wonder Why He Was Absent From 2011 MDA Telethon?

Thousands of bloggers along with millions of Jerry Lewis fans are still wondering why the decades long host of the MDA Telethon was a 'no show' in 2011. Over the Labor Day weekend, I wrote many post about how disappointed I was that Jerry Lewis was not invited to give a farewell address, rather than being 'kicked to the curb' by an organization he raised more than a billion dollars for?

A spokesman for Jerry Lewis said that the entertainer would make a statement once the 2011 MDA Telethon was finished. However, after watching the news wires for much of the day on Tuesday - no statement from Jerry Lewis was released to the public. Like you, I am wondering what really happened to cause MDA and Jerry Lewis to both remain silent as to why he was not a part of the 2011 MDA Telethon.

Rick Perry Talks To Fox News About Texas Wildfires/Presidential Campaign

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry talked to Fox News recently about the wildfires burning in Texas and his bid to become the Republican nominee for President of the United States. New polls show Perry is currently in the lead for the GOP nomination for President in 2012.

When word reached Gov. Rick Perry about how bad the current wildfire situation was in Texas, he left the national campaign trail and returned to his current full time job as Governor of Texas. Many parts of Texas have not seen any rainfall in the past six months. If you would like to watch Rick Perry's interviewed on the Fox News Channel, simply click the video box below.

Free Breakfast At Chick-fil-A Nationwide (September 6,7,8,9 & 10) Reservations Required

In an effort to promote their new breakfast menu, Chick-fil-A restaurants in the USA are offering a free breakfast menu item this week. There is only one catch, you must make a reservation on the Internet to get it.

Making a reservation to get a free breakfast meal at Chick-fil-A could not be easier. Simply click the image below, visit the Chick-fil-A website and make a reservation. I plan on taking advantage of this great offer and you should too.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Dramatic Video Of Fast Moving Wildfire Near Bastrop Texas

AP recently posted video of the fast moving wildfire near Austin, Texas in the small town of Bastrop. You may watch that video in the box below. So far, over 1000 homes have been destroyed in the Bastrop fire alone.

Dozens of wildfires are wiping out homes and ranch land in Texas every single day. Little to no rain has fallen in Texas through one of the hottest summers on record. I must say that as a citizen of Texas, I was shocked by the speed of the Bastrop wildfire and pray every night for much needed rain.

32-Year-Old Eduardo Sencion Kills Three Then Self At Carson City NV IHOP Restaurant

No one seems to know the reason why 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion walked into an IHOP restaurant in Carson City Nevada and murder 3 people this morning. He intended to kill even more, but some of those shot are hanging on to life at area hospitals.

From all outward appearance, Sencion was a fine upstanding citizen whose family owns a business in the South Lake Tahoe area. According to witnesses, Sencion walked past several people in the restaurant and focused much of his deadly intentions on National Guardsmen eating near the back of the business.

Video Aftermath Of Shooting At IHOP Restaurant In Carson City Nevada

This morning, Tuesday September 6 2011, a man walked into an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada and started shooting customers. Reports claim that the shooter died later at an area hospital.

You my watch video of the aftermath of this mornings shooting in the box below. It was announced that two of the people shot were National Guard soldiers who were just enjoying breakfast.

People Remember Where They Were & What They Were Doing On September 11, 2001

Like most other people, I remember where I was and what I was doing when terrorist attacked America on September 11, 2001. This weekend will mark the tenth anniversary of that terrible day in American history. Like many Americans living outside the East Coast, I was asleep when the first jet hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

My wife woke me up and told me what had happened and for the next two days I slept little as I tried to digest exactly what had happened. My emotions where off the charts as extreme feelings of anger and sadness dominated my days and nights for weeks to come. 10-years-later, I still feel like I lost family members that day - even though I did not know any of the dead personally.

MDA (2011) Telethon Raised More Money Without Jerry Lewis?

It is hard for me to believe that the MDA Telethon, which lasted only six hours on Sunday night, raised more money than Jerry Lewis did the year before performing for over 20 hours. During the 6-hours of the 2011 MDA Telethon, I got the feeling that MDA hosts were patronizing Jerry Lewis to the point it almost seemed like he was dead to them.

I hope reporters will demand to see the books of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to prove to the American people that MDA earned more money in 2011 without Jerry Lewis than they earned the year before when he was the host.  I watched much of the 2011 MDA Telethon and from my point of view it was too polished and absolutely one of the most boring TV shows I have ever viewed.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day Wildfires 0% Contained Near Bastrop State Park

Firefighters from all over the country are traveling to Central Texas to battle flames from a wildfire near Bastrop State Park. At last report, this fire was 0% contained and continuing to destroy everything in its path including over 500 homes.

Governor Rick Perry flew back to Texas on Monday to help lead the efforts to gain control over this massive wildfire. Sadly, little will be accomplished until a summer long drought is finally ended by much needed rainfall in Texas. High winds and low humidity are creating the worst conditions imaginable for firefighters.

Wildfires Near Pettytown/Delhi/Rutersville/La Grange Texas Destroy Homes

Pettytown, Delhi, Rutersville and La Grange Texas are facing wildfires today as high winds and dry conditions continue in Central Texas. Within a 100 mile radius of Austin, dozens of fires are buring as thousands of paid and volunteer firefighters are trying to bring them under control.

A few months ago, another rash of large wildfires burned dozens of homes and thousands of acres of ranch land west of Fort. Worth, Texas. As hundreds of thousands of people make their way home via Interstate 35 (I-35) after Labor Day Weekend, their travels will be delayed as they move through the Austin and San Antonio areas. 

Wildfires Near Bastrop/Austin Engulf 400+ Homes

It has been a terrible Labor Day Weekend in the Austin, Texas area near Bastrop. Bone dry conditions and high winds in Central Texas have allowed a huge wildfire to burn out-of-control for several days now.

This wildfire caused Governor Rick Perry to leave the campaign trail and return home to lead the efforts to put out the fire. So far, over 400 homes have been burned to the ground in the Bastrop fire and many are more threatened in the hours to come.

Contact MDA About Firing Jerry Lewis (Address/Telephone/Email)

Thousands of people have visited my blog this weekend to express their displeasure with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) after they fired Jerry Lewis. Lewis' provided decades of faithful support to the organization until he was 'thrown under the bus' in 2011.

If you would like to contact the powers that be at MDA and express your anger at this decision. Their mailing address, telephone number and email address are located below. The 2011 MDA Telethon was not the same without Jerry Lewis and the people at the national headquarters need to hear that from as many people as possible. 

Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
1-800-572-1717
mda@mdausa.org

Peyton Manning Out For 2011 Season (Indy Radio Host)

According to an Indianapolis sports radio host, Colts starting quarterback Peyton Manning will not play football during the 2011/2012 season. Apparently, Manning will require additional surgery on his neck and that will sideline him for the entire season.

The Indianapolis Colts have yet to comment on this major development, but they will likely hold a news conference this week to either confirm or refute the story. Peyton Manning is considered by many NFL insiders as the best quarterback in football at this time.

MDA Labor Day Telethon 2011 - A Very Disappointing Affair

I just finished watching the 2011 edition of the MDA Labor Day Telethon and I must admit that I was extremely disappointed that Jerry Lewis was not a part of the show. Of course, the folks at MDA wanted everyone to hear Jerry's name throughout the show - but he was nowhere to be seen.

The truth is that if it was not for Jerry Lewis, there would never have been a nationwide telethon to begin with. Most major diseases do not have a telethon each year where millions of dollars are raised and I expect that the years are numbered now for the MDA Labor Day Telethon as well. Shame on the MDA, I certainly hope they treat their patients better then they did Jerry Lewis.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

How Much Money Did MDA Telethon Raise In 2011?

There are about two more hours to go, in the Central Time Zone, before the end of the 2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon and no one knows as of yet how much money has been raised. It appears that along with Jerry Lewis being kicked to the curb, the old fashion total board has disappeared as well.

Since MDA is not announcing how much money has been raised by donations on a national basis, how will the public know if this years MDA telethon was a success or not? Maybe that's the idea. There is little doubt the unceremonious dismissal of Jerry Lewis is going to hurt what use to be referred to as 'Jerry's Kids".

MDA Using Jerrry Lewis' Name To Raise Money But He's Not Allowed On The Show

The first hour of the 2011 MDA Telethon came and went without long-time host Jerry Lewis on the show. However, the four new hosts of the show went out of their way to praise the hard work over the years by Lewis.

There is something not right in the way Jerry Lewis is being treated on this years telethon. On one hand, MDA is proud to use the name of Jerry Lewis to raise money, but they don't appreciate him enough to let him appear on the show.

TS Lee Dumps Rain On New Orleans/Southern USA

This Labor Day weekend, a new storm in the Gulf of Mexico named Tropical Storm (TS) Lee is causing massive flooding. Areas around New Orleans are finding themselves facing rising water and the rain simply will not stop. However, one state over - Texas is still in the middle of one of the worst droughts in history.

While New Orleans and much of the southern USA faces flooding, most areas in Texas are still bone dry. In a way, Louisiana and Texas are like a 'Tale of Two States' as one drowns under the weight of millions of pounds of water - while the other has not experienced rain in the past six months.

Casey Anthony Should Pay $500,000 For Police Investigation

There is a debate going on right now surround whether or not Casey Anthony should pay the costs associated with the search for her missing daughter. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her daughter, but claimed through her attorney at trial that Caylee died in a swimming pool and was never really missing.

I firmly believe that Casey Anthony should be charged for all costs related to the search for Caylee Anthony. Even under the best scenario, Casey lied to police and everyone else - which lead to a mountain of wasted tax dollars and the time of volunteers who searched needlessly for a child that was never missing in the first place. The court fining Casey Anthony will also help to make sure that she does not profit from the death of her daughter.

September 11, 2011 - Ten Years After 911, What Has Changed?

One week from tomorrow, the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks will take place. President's Bush and Obama are expected to travel to NYC to pay their respects to the dead and their families who lost so much on that terrible day. In large towns and small, millions of Americans will stop and remember the dead as well.

The United States of America is a much different nation than it was ten short years ago. In many ways we are a better group of citizens, because of how we banded together after terrorist attacked us on 911. However, many of the freedoms we took for granted before 911 are now only footnotes in the history books of this great country

Saturday, September 03, 2011

What Happened To Jerry Lewis? Why No MDA Telethon Farewell?

In the year 2012, the MDA Labor Day Telethon will be much different than in previous years. The biggest difference will be that decades long host Jerry Lewis will be no where in sight when the show, in its new shorten form, goes on the air Sunday night. What happened to Jerry Lewis on the MDA Telethon and why has the show been shorten from 20+ hours on only 6?

While no one from the MDA or Jerry Lewis camp has gone into detail as to why Lewis will not be part of the 2012 show, I do know that most of the public will blame MDA and that is not good news for the kids. No matter what Jerry Lewis may have said that upset the powers that be in the MDA, the man deserved to be allow to say goodbye to the millions of people who have watched this telethon for decades. Shame on MDA.

Sarah Palin 'Cat/Mouse Game' Getting Old For GOP Voters

Another weekend means another sighting of former Governor Sarah Palin near a campaign event. Many people in the GOP are getting tired of Palin showing up at events with no other purpose then to take attention away from real candidates who are trying to defeat President Obama in 2012.

If I did not know better, I would think that Sarah Palin was trying to help President Obama get reelected. Most insiders do not think Sarah Palin will be a candidate for the GOP nomination in 2012, so her little 'cat and mouse' game is nothing more than an ego trip for herself. I will sure be glad when Palin's 15 minutes of fame are up.