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Thoughts and stuff to do reporting from Dublin Home Office, and Dublin Hospital!

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This is a chance for me to chat with some folks I don’t get to see very often, a chance to stay engage to potential clients, and for me to express some of my experiences (the things NO ONE believes I have done/those I have met, and to just chat.

One section is a quotes area. I will start with one:

“My Life’s Like an Open Book, for the whole world to read, sometimes nothing keeps me together at the seams.”-Motley Crue

Typing this from the home office; in Dublin Ohio. Thanx to everyone for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers this week-it has been kinda a rough one! For those who follow on Twitter/Facebook y’all know I had a rough week with a MASSIVE Migraine. Last night (Thursday) really was feeling bad, and dizzy (more dizzy than normal). I woke up at bottom of my stairs against wall and my head hurt (more than migraine)-plus my leg was by my head (yep those stretching classes have paid off!), anyway went to hospital and am back home now.

So I packed up my Camo backpack (see story below on backpack), grabbed a movie with DVD player, and went to hospital (stopping for Sushi of course to take with me). The nurses said never saw anyone bring a movie and sushi with them before, I rebutted with “bet you never did head testes on someone some considered {brain dead}.” So while I need to go in for more tests, I am home now, and typing this (doing exactly what the Docs said not to do!)

In addition to meds they gave me for migraine…doing the home remedy of Benadryl, Advil, and RED BULL!!! (the sugar free of course). This just means I am resting…just not for more than 10 minutes at a time. Need to go back in for more tests. It is a lil scary but just means 1.) There IS actually a brain in my thick head 2.) My head is NOT shoved up my a**!

How I feel (NOT EDITED)

Think I saw these people in Hosptital

I also got to see a GREAT Motivational movie “Facing The Giants.” As with any of the religious/spiritual/motivational movies the acting is not great (with the exception of a Mel Gibson movie-and we all know he is not religious, just a bigot). ANYWAY…the movie “Facing The Giants” was decent movie and A GREAT WAY TO KILL TIME AT E.R. I enjoyed this movie and it showed the gifts that can be received form a higher source but we have to believe in addition to asking.

A great line is this….”There were 2 farmers who both needed rain for their crops. Both men prayed for rain. Wanna know who received it? The farmer who prepared his fields cause he believed it would happen.” I am sure I am para-phrasing (COME ON I HAVE A CONSCUSSION!) and there is actually a Biblical verse it goes with (JMI? Or VJA? Wanna fill me in? How about Subler?).

This movie really hit home and was very good. PLUS the wifey had really pretty blue eyes-as I stated in the last spiritual movie I commented on (the red head wife in Letters To God), in addition to having a thing for red heads I also like blue eyes and a smile!

This movie states what is written in Matthew 19:28 (I think that is right one, Shannon H, or J.W. can you advise?)

Feel free to check it out for yourself:
http://www.facingthegiants.com/home.php

You may like…even if NOT in the E.R. eating sushi, with cobwebs in yer head.

As many know I do a Bret Micheals (lead singer of Poison, Celebrity Apprentice, and Rock of Love) impersonation. I guess I have taken that impersonation to the extreme and ended up in hospital like he is. I think my butt looks better hanging out of a hospital gown though!

In all seriousness I want to send some thoughts and prayers to my buddy Bret. He is going through some MASSIVE CRAP! I have not talked directly to him, but to members of his camp. His current condition has NOTHING TO DO WITH NEGATIVE LIFESTYLES, OR DRUG USE! Bret is suffering from a blood clot brought about from an emergency appendectomy (HOLY CRAP I SPELLED THAT RIGHT WITHOUT SPELL CHECK!!! I NEED MORE CONCUSSIONS!). The blood clot then activated a condition where sodium levels in blood cause adverse affects. This condition with clot on brain, all along with being diabetic is not good. I hope he gets rollin soon, but if he needs some help…I am, along with my wig/cowboy hat, ready to fill in!

It feels kinda good to be at home for a weekend, but this is NO vacation. In addition to handling my own condition; we have a full weekend with Midget Wraslin at Captain Jack’s (wanna Thank DJ Turbo Ted for pinch hitting), The first weekend of Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar Country Night (Todd Civello), Capital City Half Marathon (I WILL BE THERE-at least in body), and to do a freebee for the Special Needs prom. I guess it is appropriate, since I will be on the same level as some of those in attendance-but this type of gig is one of my favorites, those “kids” just want to have fun and don’t give a crap!

Anyway as most know I am on the road a lot, for job, record label work, and for my own “what the hell do I do for a living?” stuff. All in addition to whenever I get a burr to just go do something or do a day trip!
So while I am traveling (and anytime I see) a person in their military uniform I make a point to thank for service, no matter if the person male/female, young/old. Sometimes they don’t know what to say sometimes they acknowledge a thank you.

For the first time ever, I got to experience how they feel. As I was walking through an airport (they are all kinda running together right now), I had my “National Guard” Camo Backpack that I use as a carry on. I DO NOT STATE I AM IN THE GUARD, however Larry Bogan (I am sorry Larry, I know promoted and I don’t know your rank-please accept my humble civilian apologies) gave me this bag and asked that I use for yet another form of advertising for Guard. So as always….I do what I am told (I would have made a hell of a grunt!), anyway as I was walking to my connecting flight, a lady stopped me and thanked me for my service.

I DID NOT SAY THANK YOU OR ANYTHING. I did not want to have to try to explain. With that said my reply was “Thank you for your acknowledgement.” I gotta say this made me feel pretty freakin cool, AND I DID NOT EVEN SERVE! PLEASE make sure you acknowledge all members current and former of OUR Armed Forces (even if you also served-they don’t know that!)

With all the traveling I do, I see a lot of do’s and don’ts. I gotta say I get FURIOUS when people think they are more important than others, or those who don’t listen, or those who are just oblivious to their surroundings!

Multiple Things Not to Do on a Plane or in Airport
Flying: it’s not so hard, is it? Get on the plane and later, get off the plane. Still, some air passengers can’t seem to avoid causing international incidents with their misbehavior. Below, a ridiculously simple guide to avoiding trouble.

What Not to Do on a Plane
1. Smoke.
2. Joke about lighting one’s shoes on fire.
3. Actually light one’s shoes on fire.
4. Talk crap to an air marshal. (The suit and man purse give them away)
5. Talk crap to a flight attendant. (The blue skirt and ugly vest give them away)
6. Talk crap to your seatmate.
7. Talk to your seatmate. (this is vice versa-if my headphones are in my ears AND NOT plugged into I-Pod, take a hint?
8. Touch your seatmate. (especially the lady who left claw marks on my right arm when we hit some MAJOR turbulence. Yes pray to God, but the road to Heaven IS NOT through my blood veins!)
9. Occupy more space than your seat. (try a diet)
10. Fully recline your seat.
11. Peruse pornography ostentatiously. (NO NOT ME, YEP SAW IT NEXT TO ME)
12. Engage in terroristic misdeeds.
13. Be stank.
14. Repeatedly gesture at my iPod and ask me questions in Chinese when CLEARLY, I have no idea what you want. I’m listening to an iPod because I don’t want to interact with the world.
15. Play drums on my seat back
16. Do, silence your braying children at all times
17. If you and your spouse/significant other are both large people, DON’T buy an aisle and a window seat, leaving a poor, unsuspecting person (a.k.a. me) in the middle seat while you talk over her the entire six-hour flight. (AND TRY SOME DEODERANT)
18. SPRING BREAKERS/H.S. CHEERLEADERS/PARENTS OF THE YEAR- Don’t converse loudly with friends seated in a different row.
19. Don’t yell at the granny who is terrified of flying. It’s not that annoying to you and it won’t help. (Even if she is drawing blood from your right arm)
20. Don’t put your leftover food or garbage of any kind into the seat pocket.
21. Don’t watch your seatmate’s movie selection and discuss it as it unfolds. (See “Dog Years” below)
22. Never ask a prepubescent boy if he’s ever been kicked in the head with a steel boot, or seen a grown man naked. “Billy” that is funny in a movie, not in real life
23. THINK AHEAD! If short, don’t try and overstuff you carryon KNOWING you will need help getting into overhead bin!
24. Don’t get mad at the lady (me) who asks to change seats because your sugar overloaded brat just barfed all over her.
25. MY FAVORITE At the “we’ve stopped at the gate” ding, do not rush down the aisle wheeling your overly huge carry-on (until someone, okay me, body blocks you) like someone’s giving out puppies at the other end. No one believes you have a connecting flight — we all know you’re a jerk. AND YES I AM NOW CALLING PEOPLE OUT ON THIS ONE!
26. AND FINALLY…. Read your Bible. Worse yet, read the Bible OUT LOUD. That s**t is unsettling at 30,000 feet. Reply

I have found that I HATE U.S. Air, Air Tran has wireless internet, and DELTA HAS MOVIES/TV. Kinda digging Delta, while on my last Delta flight I watched a great movie “Dog Year,” with Jeff Bridges . The HBO movie is based on the novel by Jon Katz, I really connected with the lead character. Long story short, guy kinda alienates himself to work and anyone other than his 2 labs (ok, I just have one, but you get picture). It takes a newly rescued Border Collie (much like my friend Lucy’s, Einstein) to get him out of his funk. I have always gravitated towards dog movie, and especially some who find a down on their luck dog, or human, who if each on their own can be of no reward, but when those two meet…can be a great partnership-and growing experience.

This is kinda like me and The World Famous Pepper Dog. I adopted her out of a barn from friends of Animal Rescue. When I got her, she would not come near me, would not get in the car, and stunk. Now she won’t leave my side, and thinks anytime the door is opened she is going “bye byes.” The only same factor she still tends to smell like a dog. I on the other hand have grown from this amazing experience from dealing with, handling, and training Pepper. She opened up and began to trust me, no matter what happened in her past. I too held onto my past and due to some hurt and other B.S. I did not let anyone in. Pepper taught me that no matter what (even when her Dad MAY be grumpy) she is loving and open. I am trying to do the same and not want anything in return, well maybe my ears rubbed.

Pepper and I are a lot alike in addition to (currently) having the same buzz hair cut. I guess like her I just want someone to earn my trust, and not do the same kind of CRAP others have done to me in the past to find happiness. Until I find that, like Pepper Dog, I will just wag my tail and hope someone will rescue me from my barn.

BUT CHECK OUT THE HBO MOVIE “A Dog Year”

Speaking of animals…
This weekend is “Derby Week” yet again I am not there. We all know sometimes there are funny names for horses, this is a great spin on that and marriage, this is FUNNY! This is not edited but funny!

Like I said, been kinda a rough week but finding good, MAYBE this is the Big guy above way of telling me to relax. In addition to health crap and being overwhelmed setting up Capital City ½ Marathon, I also had some equipment/health issues that made me look inadequate to a client (I HATE THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD!) And the real topper is; I guess no matter how hard working, no matter how much on road, Columbia Gas expects you to REMEMBER to pay gas bill. I have been taking cold showers for 3 days. It is good to wake ya up, and since I am single…well you can figure that one out.
Have a great week y’all I am honored, and consider it a privilege to be part of The Capital City Half Marathon. I get to start and see people finish an obstacle and obtain a goal. It is inspiration for me, and this year I get the honor of working with some of the GREATEST FRIENDS, and DJ’s I have, as we ALL share this experience TOGETHER.

Take on an obstacle and achieve a goal for yourself. Mine for the week? Find time to relax!

QUESTIONS FOR DROID OWNERS:
Thanx to all who responded to last week’s questions! More questions or those unanswered
1.) Set up additional e-mail accounts
2.) Set alerts for different account (i.e. e-mail, text, etc)
3.) Favorite Apps?
-Just loaded the shotgun, runner aid, and strobe light

MILITARY:
This is AWESOME, Dodge Trucks is teaming up with Country Music “traveling Gypsies” The Zac Brown Band (Jimmy Buffett described them as gypsies) And like Wal-Mart, Dodge does not sponsor me…yet!
Salute the service of our men and women in uniform. Write a letter to a soldier serving overseas, bring it to your local Ram Trucks dealer and receive a free copy of the Breaking Southern Ground CD featuring the Zac Brown Band and fellow Southern Ground artists Sonia Leigh, Nic Cowan and Levi Lowery. This exclusive compilation is not sold in stores and is only available at your local Ram dealer, courtesy of the Zac Brown Band and Ram.

Every week brings us closer to our goal
of sending 1 million “thank you”
letters to our soldiers.
http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/letters_for_lyrics/
Remember Lima Corp Appreciation Party at Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar NEXT WEDS May 5th!

BUISNESS:
I have an extensive list of clients I am handling social networking for. This is a unique and inexpensive chance to brand your services, and reach beyond your current clientele list. My current list of customers has indicated that this unique form of FREE advertising has helped their brand and ID name. If anyone provides me a lead, and I can close the lead…I will pay 100% of first week revenues received. You make 100% of what I make, just for referring me to someone. For more info, or a list of current ecstatic customers e-mail sosaudio@yahoo.com

IT IS WEDDING SEASON! If you or someone you know is getting married, please feel free to refer our services to them. We have been in the entertainment and wedding industry for over 25 years. Our expertise will make you or your friend’s wedding, a moment to remember. Refer us and receive 15% of contracted rate. Mention you saw this and receive 15% off AND we will waive your deposit (with a signed contract).

HEALTH:
The news recently has stated that this is the WORSE period in recent memory for allergies. In the past I have had extreme problems with allergies and sinus’ resulting in Migraines. While I am under weather right now…this is the ONLY major problem this year! To learn more or to check out some of the products from Visalus OR have the chance to make an extra income…www.sexton.bodybyvi.com Or http://www.sexton.visalusgiving.com

THIS WEEK IS THE CAPITAL CITY HALF MARATHON AND COMMIT TO BE FIT 5kHalf Marathon – 5k – Kids Mascot Chase
Our field is Full. We have left one hundred extra registrations at Fleet Feet Sports which are available until the close of packet pickup. There is NO race day registration.

RACE INFORMATION YOU NEED

New 5k Start Time: The Half Marathon and Commit to Be Fit 5k will start together at 8am on Spring Street in front of McFerson Commons in the Arena District. They will run together for just over a mile then the Cap City Half Marathon Course will take a left onto High Street.

T Shirt Exchange! If you ordered a size that does not fit, on event day, after packet pickup closes, we will have a tent in our Michelob Ultra Post Race Party area on McPherson Commons where you may exchange your shirt for a different size based on availability.

Packet Pickup SALE: Our 10 day Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Sports at Polaris is coming to a close tonight at 6. Until Close tonight, 13.1% off all new shoe models and 15% off all new apparel.

There is also race day packet pickup from 5:30 to 7am at McFerson Commons.

Parking: Don’t forget to prepay your parking and get there early. Maureen Griffen and her team at Standard Parking have created a site where you can reserve a guaranteed parking space for Cap City.

Facebook: This is YOUR event and your Facebook Fan Page. We are posting updates and answering questions everyday on our FB page. If you are not yet a fan, you are missing out on important race information including weather updates.

Weather Updates
The Capital City Half Marathon Inclement Weather Policy
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the Capital City Half Marathon Website so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.

Myself, David Babner and Darrin Bright, our Medical Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in very extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race. (IE DJ’s throughout course!!!)

Visible lightening will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.

Update April 30, 2010: WBNS 10TV weather is calling for the potential of inclement weather during the Capital City Half Marathon. Current predictions are calling for a low of 57 at race start warming up to a high of 74. There is a storm system rolling in late Saturday morning which may thunderstorms and lightning.

In the event that lightening occurs after the race starts, use common sense and find cover. If the race has started we will communicate with the athletes at the finish line, through our aid stations and the American Red Cross.

Tweet My What?
Race Tracking Software now works with Facebook.
We now have a system to allow your participation in both the CTBF5k and Cap City Half to be sent as both a “tweet” and a “status update” on your Facebook page. How cool is that? There is still time to sign uphere?

Your Remarkable Experience Tip #7.
Be smart about the weather.
With our event growing to 10,000 participants, over 1,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators, I am going to provide you with tips that will help you plan for a remarkable experience.

Tip #7 – Weather.

Our inclement weather policy is included in this email, we will provide updates on the website and on Facebook and Twitter. We have a staffed gear check so dress appropriately as there will be a place to leave your gear.

Also if you are on course and see lightning, Be smart and take shelter. Also, listen to any announcements at the aid stations. Let it

There is no more valuable commodity than information! Make sure you follow the event on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, make sure you are receiving these newsletters and check the website on a regular basis.

DJ MATT SEXTON will host the Start and Finish Lines. Along the course (Scheduled to appear)
Dj Orlando
DJ Hyde
DJ Joey Blayze
DJ Lux
DJ Timmy
DJ NohBody
DJ Tommy D
DJ White Momba (and Marathon runner)
DJ DeToto
DJ Todd C
DJ Jai-Money
DJ Legend
DJ Turbo Ted
More announcements to follow

FINANCE:Good Grief!
‘Peanuts’ gang sold to Joe Boxer owner for $175M
NEW YORK (AP) — You’ve got a new owner, Charlie Brown.

Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. is selling licensing rights for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang to Iconix Brand Group Inc., the licensing company that owns Joe Boxer and London Fog.

The family of the late “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz will also own part of the business too, giving it more control of and money from the comic strip’s legacy.

Heirs say the deal announced Tuesday for for the 60-year-old comic strip is what the artist would have wanted. Schulz worked for decades to win back the rights to his work, which many other artists like himself sold to appear in print.

Scripps will sell its licensing unit, which also represents characters such as Dilbert and Raggedy Ann and Andy, to Iconix for $175 million. The bulk of revenue generated by United Media Licensing comes from the “Peanuts” franchise.

Iconix will form a partnership with Schulz’ family, who will receive 20 percent ownership in the unit that owns “Peanuts” and pay that percentage of the sale price.

Craig Schulz, one of the late artists’ five children, said the family is relieved to win an ownership interest.

At the time of his death in 2000, Schulz had approval over all business deals and the use of art, which his family maintains. But now, they can craft their own proposals and shape the legacy of “Peanuts,” said Barbara Gallagher, a lawyer for the Schulz family.

The family could potentially earn more money as well, and already earns a “significant revenue stream” each year from “Peanuts.”

Scripps first brought the strip to market in 1950 and owned the rights.

“They were simply like an actor in a play,” Schulz said of cartoonists from the era. “You did your part and everything else you had to give up totally, and that’s the way the world was.”

His father fought for years to get the rights back, even threatening to quit until he was given more business and artistic control, said the younger Schulz from Santa Rosa, Calif., where the family’s business is run.

By the time Schulz retired in 1999, “Peanuts” was in more than 2,600 papers around the world and its cast of characters appeared everywhere, from T-shirts to greeting cards and sno-cone machines.

No new comics have been drawn for a decade, according to Schulz’ wishes, but the licensing business is alive and well. Some 20,000 new products are approved each year in more than 40 countries. The business has more than 1,200 licensing agreements and relationships with companies and retailers such as Warner Bros., Old Navy, CVS, MetLife Inc. and Hallmark Co.

The unit’s licensed merchandise has annual sales of more than $2 billion, but the owners of the licenses receive a fraction of that. In 2009, revenue of the unit fell 10 percent to nearly $92 million. That figure includes United Media’s syndication operations, which Scripps will still own, meaning it will still syndicate comic strips and editorial features.

Scripps said the cash deal will close by the end of the second quarter.

Iconix said it expects “Peanuts” to generate about $75 million in annual royalty revenue and noted an existing revenue split with the Schulz family will remain, separate from the new 20 percent arrangement. Iconix, based in New York, owns and licenses brands such Candie’s, Starter, Mudd and many others, to retailers, wholesalers and suppliers.

Iconix CEO Neil Cole said the purchase moves the company away from being focused solely on fashion into new realms that include theme parks, media and financial institutions. The family also hopes to pair up the franchise with Iconix’s fashion brands.

Insurer MetLife has used Snoopy as its worldwide icon since 1985. Spokesman John Calagna declined to say how much the company pays for the rights and said the new deal would have no effect on its plans.

WHAT THE HE**
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/no-one-helps-dying-man-19325709
YES THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!! What would you do? If me, HELL YES YOU HELP SOMEONE!!!

POLITICS:
Miss him? Bush’s reputation might be ready for a rebound
WASHINGTON — Is George W. Bush about to start a political comeback?

Written off as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history when he left office, the 63-year-old Bush has been keeping a low profile, fading from view as the country turned its attention to his successor, President Barack Obama .

Now, some events might be turning in Bush’s favor just as he and his family emerge to tell their side of the story, first with the release this week of Laura Bush’s memoir, “Spoken From the Heart,” then in November with the release of his book, “Decision Points.”

“The rehab’s well under way,” said Mark McKinnon , a Bush confidant who still bikes with the former president in Texas .

“His loyalists have always believed that history would be much kinder to the president than public opinion was during his term. We also believe that leaders who make tough decisions are rarely popular when they’re president, but that history puts things into context.”

Most notably, the war in Iraq may not turn out to be the political albatross it was while he was in office.

While problems persist there — and the weapons of mass destruction that Bush cited in ordering the invasion never were found — democracy does appear to be taking hold, the U.S. is on track to withdraw combat troops by August and even Democratic Vice President Joe Biden now calls the war in Iraq a success.

“I am very optimistic about Iraq ,” Biden said recently. “You’re going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.”

At the same time, Obama already has overrun and overshadowed the soaring budget deficits and record debt that Bush ran up while he was cutting taxes, launching two wars and expanding Medicare to cover prescription drugs. Gross federal debt in fiscal 2001, Bush’s first year as president, was $5.7 trillion ; it was $9.9 trillion in fiscal 2008, his last full year. Obama’s budget projects that the gross federal debt will be $16.3 trillion at the end of fiscal 2012, the last full year of his first term.

Still, Americans blame Bush more than they do Obama, by about 3-1, for the weak economy and the deficits, according to an ABC-Washington Post poll this week.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said his party would campaign against Bush this fall even though the former president wasn’t on the ballot, blaming him for the recession that started on his watch — rather than the Democrats who controlled Congress starting in 2007 — because “presidential leadership sets the tone.”

Republicans see it differently. Sen. John Cornyn , R- Texas , thinks that the Bush comeback is under way.

” President Bush ‘s reputation is getting better by the day,” Cornyn said. “Bush’s reputation will do nothing but improve over time.”

Perhaps, but it’s also true that Bush’s standing had almost nowhere to go but up. He left office with some of the lowest approval ratings in American history, and they’ve changed little since.

A CBS-New York Times poll this month, for example, found that 27 percent of Americans had favorable opinions of Bush and 58 percent had unfavorable opinions. That was essentially unchanged since the week he left office.

A CNN poll found him gaining 10 percentage points in his first year out of office; a Fox News poll found him losing 11 points.

Besides watching events unfold, a former president such as Bush can influence his post- White House standing by how he acts and how well he makes his case.

Bush insiders say that his refusal to join in the Obama-bashing that’s prevalent in his party probably endears him to many Americans, particularly when compared with that from former Vice President Dick Cheney , “By contrast, it makes President Bush look good,” McKinnon said.

His book could help him, too, if it’s well written and well argued. Richard Nixon spent years writing on foreign policy to bolster that part of his legacy. Jimmy Carter helped his cause with extensive humanitarian work.

Ultimately, even the hint of a rebound for the 43rd president is a reminder that the first verdict might have been premature.

Surveyed in April 2008 , while he was still in office, 61 percent of historians said that Bush was the worst president in U.S. history, according to the History News Network at George Mason University in Virginia .

Yet historians also say that it can be decades before they can analyze a president’s impact objectively — time for policies to take hold, for details of internal debates to become known and for partisans on both sides to leave the stage.

“You can’t begin to really assess a presidency with any sort of objectivity until they’ve been out of office for years,” said Steven Schier , a political scientist at Carleton College in Minnesota . “It will be 30 years before we can accurately assess the Bush presidency.”

“We aren’t going to have a really good perspective for a while,” said Bert Rockman , a presidential historian at Purdue University in Indiana . “I don’t think his presidency will be regarded as top drawer — it may well be well below the median — but it may not be at the bottom any longer.”

ENTERTAINMENT/RELIGION:
Johnny Cash’s Last Songs Inspire Churchgoers

The title track of Johnny Cash’s final album, ‘American VI: Ain’t No Grave,’ made such a strong connection with pastor Loran Miracle of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio, that he decided to use it in his ministry.

According to the Toledo Free Press,’The Gospel According to Johnny Cash,’ is the latest installment of Pastor Miracle’s ‘Toledo Country Limits’ program, which was started about two years ago and is presented every Saturday through May 22.

When the Pastor heard the chorus to ‘Ain’t No Grave,’ including the lyrics: ‘When I hear that trumpet sound, I’m gonna rise right out of the ground/There ain’t no grave can hold my body down,’ he decided the late icon’s songs were perfect for the program, which blends contemporary and classic country with biblical teachings to make them relevant to the congregation.

“That one really hit home,” he says. “It really struck me. It’s obvious that Johnny Cash was a very religious man.”

And those religious beliefs will likely strike chords with those who worship at Miracle’s church because most of them are country music fans, he notes.

“I once heard from another preacher that if you want to get a congregation when you move to Miami, start a conga band,” Miracle says. “You have to use what people know. In Toledo, by a long shot, it’s country music.”

Miracle uses Cash songs to help him teach various themes throughout the course of his teachings. For the theme of ‘Love,’ the classics ‘I Walk the Line’ and ‘Ring of Fire’ are spotlighted. The theme of ‘God’ will feature ‘Ain’t No Grave’ and ‘Wayfaring Stranger.’ Three Cash songs, ‘Sam Hall,’ ’25 Minutes to Go’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ are the focus of the ‘Murder’ theme. Lastly, the theme of ‘Life’ will include the songs ’16 Tons’ — written by Tennessee Ernie Ford — and ‘Man in Black.’

“I’ll even wear black for the next four weeks,” says Miracle.

ALSO
I am proud to announce I am working with yet another artist to help her achieve her dream. Please check out http://www.christyangeletti.com
Tell me what ya think

FUNNIES:
George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell.
While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the
devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for
30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she
writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the
devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies: “Since Obama took over,
the country has gone to hell, so it’s a local call.”

DON’T EVER GIVE UP:
With just .6 seconds left on the clock in a NLB League final game, the Croatian basketball team nailed a 3-pointer and cinched a narrow victory. Naturally, celebration ensued-but someone else was not done.
And please don’t ask me to translate-I can’t even speak English right now!

QUOTES:
Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine! ~ William Feather I say, soak it up!!!!!

No Racist, Not Violent, Not Silent anymore-Glen Beck

Sooo…they say the early bird catches the worm…not very freaking tasty!!! Too slimy going down…LMAO!

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
~ Michael Jordan

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.

There’s no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn’t care who gets the credit.
~ Laing Burns, Jr

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
~ Sam Ewing

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
-John F. Kennedy

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.
-H. L. Mencken

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
~ Albert Camus

TO DO:
Here’s what’s happening in CENTRAL OHIO!

FRIDAY:

DJ TURBO TED fills in for me and the Micro Midget Wraslers of the MCW invade the Squared Circle at Captain Jack’s

The Gibson and Fitz Trio plays Papa Boo’s

Backbone is at Captain Woody’s

LoCash Cowboys play Screamin’ Willies
My Buddy Todd Civello is covering for me at FBWB Bar in Arena District for the NEW Country Night. All your Favorite Hick-Hop old and new, plus 3.00 “almost anything menu” AND NO COVER!

SATURDAY:

Acoustic Mayhem is at Captain Jack’s (This is a sister band to Rock on The Range featured artist Noise Auction)

My buddy Eric Dove plays Papa Boo’s

Moving to Boise plays Captain Woody’s

Steven Curtis Chapman plays the “Women of Faith” conference at Nationwide Arena, for more info http://www.nationwidearena.com
Join my Buddy DJ Nohbody at O’Shecky’s Live in Content for his unique brand of Mash Ups and video work.

I am doing the “Special Needs” Prom in Nerk Ahia-I WILL NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS DUE TO MY CURRENT CONDITION-ANY TAKERS WANNA VOLUNTEER FOR A GOOD CAUSE?

SUNDAY:
My Morning Jacket plays The LC, The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
For more info, http://www.promowestlive.com

FUNNIES:

ALL WEEKEND:
J. Medicine Hat Hypnotizes and entertains all weekend at The Funny Bone at Easton Town Center

MORE TO DO:
FAR BETTER THAN A LICKING VALLEY “ALTERNATIVE PROM” -I mean really? Come on leaders, and “Parents of the Year!” Who is allowing “KIDS” to rent a venue, and book entertainment? For the record…we at SOS AUDIO/R.M. Sexton Enterprises would NEVER stoop to a level to encourage people under the age of 18 to “GRIND” on each other!!!!

So onto the event I was speaking of after my rant…
All Weekend, I am sure my good friend Jessica will enjoy this one!!!
Women of Faith Over the Top Conference at Nationwide Arena. This event features inspirational speakers and musical entertainers bring the message about the joy found in a relationship with God. For more info
http://www.womenoffaith.com

SATURDAY:
The Capital City Half Marathon, and Commit to Be Fit 5k throughout the Arena District, Short North, Brewery District, German Village, Campus, and Downtown Columbus

I am proud to be part of this event for the 3rd year, and I am bringing along some of the hottest DJ’s in O-H-I-O to help me throw the biggest block(s) party in Central Ohio.

This is the 7th Anniversary of this annual celebration of fitness in the City of Columbus will be the biggest and best one yet. We have added a number of new entertainment features, great new partners and a few really cool surprises. The courses are unbelievable tours of downtown Columbus, the community involvement is incredible and the finish line party in the parking lots of Nationwide Arena is second to none.

Runners and Walkers are Invited
Runners and Walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities are invited to attend. The Half Marathon course is open and fully supported for four (4) hours. The 5k course is open for 90 minutes. This is a party you will not want to miss, but you have to hurry. The field is limited to 10,000 registrants and Registration is Filling Fast!

I will host the Start and Finish Lines, and bringin along some of my buddies for the biggest block party in Central Ohio. Along the course (Scheduled to appear)
Dj Orlando
DJ Hyde
DJ Joey Blayze
DJ Lux
DJ Timmy
DJ NohBody
DJ Tommy D
DJ White Momba (and Marathon runner)
DJ DeToto
DJ Todd C
DJ Jai-Money
DJ Legend
DJ Turbo Ted
DJ SYNERGY
DJ Lapdance
More announcements to follow

FOR MORE INFO to sign up, or just cheer people on
http://www.capitalcityhalfmarathon.com/index.shtml

IN THEATERS:
Brendan Fraser, and Brook Shields star in the hilarious ‘Furry Vengeance,’ rated “PG.” The wildlife animals are the real stars of this family friendly comedy. Maybe it cause I like animals more than people…but I really liked this comedy.

COME ON!!!! A CLASSIC character SHOULD NOT BE RE-INVENTED! ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ is back with Freddy Kruger. While this movie is good enough you “won’t fall asleep.” I have a problem with Hollywood NOT WANTING TO CREATE AN ORIGINAL SERIES! I guess my “Nightmare” has come true! This flick is rated “R.”

DVD:
Maybe cause I don’t believe in infidelity, MAYBE I am not over 55…but I just did not dig, ‘It’s Complicated,’ rated “R” starring; Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin. I don’t believe in cheating, even if for a comical laugh. I just can’t suggest this movie-plus it seems that the stars acting was a result of just trying to keep their names in the theaters (or on DVD shelves)

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
Lonestar releases “Party Heard Around the World”

Jo Dee Messina is back with “Unmistakable: Love” (BTW The single Hello God is AWESOME!)

Local rocker (yes he lives in Columbus now), Eric Clapton releases “Rarities Edition: 461 Ocean Boulevard”

COMING SOON:
EVERY WEDS Ladies Night at Largo’s Pub
EVERY FRIDAY $3.00 Country Night at Frog Bear Wild Boar Bar (no cover, most items $3.00, and all your favorite Country and Southern Rock Jams)
Thursday May 5th Lima Company Appreciation Party
FRIDAY May 6th, 7th DJ Nohbody at Caribbean Jerks

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