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Greetings from 10,000 feet above Music City USA, home of Goo Goo Clusters

GREETINGS from 10,000 feet up in the air, in route to Music City USA, Nashville Tennessee, home of (as I just found out Goo Goo Clusters). This is one of my favorite towns in America, and surprisingly, there is no water here for this “Pirate” born 200 years too late!


I have been blessed to have some great opportunities to travel this Great Country and see many different cities and meet many people. My favorite city is still Charlotte, followed by Nashville, then L.A. It is kinda funny since Nashville is Charlotte with music, and L.A. is Nashville…”with a tan.” (Reference to Shaun Mullins ‘Lullaby’). Don’t get me wrong, I still dig Vegas, and San Antonio (as well as my beloved Queen City ‘Nasti!). I would however still consider relocating to a town I have not been able to spend much time in, Denver. Some good people have lived there!


This trip is not really a vacation (oh he** who am I kidding, my life is a vacation- with a lot of hard work!). I am in NashVegas for FanFest and The Country Music Television Awards-here is a lil inside hint, for those watching on TV, the show is made for TV, the production in the arena is NOT very good. BUT you do get up close and personal with many of the stars of the night and industry (and NO I am not one of them…YET!!!)


My mic, computer, and turntables are down here with our good friends from Jive Records, and looking forward to doing an event with Bob, Hank, and Rob (for those not getting the name dropping, that is Kid Rock, Bocephus, and Vanilla Ice), for at least one night…I get to be one of the “Rowdy Friends” doing my thang!


Being here and there is a lot of fun! Hangin’ with some of the folks I look up to is even more fun, and for just a split second seeing what goes into what it takes to be one of the “Super Stars” is inspiring and at times, a party in itself.


But I gotta be honest. All the hard work, all the “vacation life,” all the concerts, all the whatever experience I am allowed to have from being on coat tails…don’t mean nutin’ without someone to share it with.

“And up until you came along-No one ever heard my song…” “The traveling, the singing, it don’t mean nothing without you. The fast cars, the guitars, they are all just second to this life this love…all as good as gone without you.”-Keith Urban


Maybe that is why I gravitated towards The Hick Hop Style of Rock & Roll…this unique Country Thang.


I like the down home life the outdoors with a pinch of bright lights and rock & roll. Kinda like the character “King George” played in the second greatest Country Music Movie (no not ‘Little Whore House in Texas’), Pure Country! Way back when, I was just a young punk who knew it all, and after seeing that movie (and leaving with a lump in my throat), I knew I wanted to be the guy in “The Hat” with the lights, the cute strawberry blond girl (who was feisty, and broke his heart), yet enjoying the outdoors, horses and just life off stage.

“When you hear twin fiddles and steel guitar, you’re listenin’ to the sound of the America Heart!”-George Straight


NOTE: I said second best Country Music Movie ‘cause the best Movie is now ‘Country Strong!’


If you have not seen ‘Pure Country’ or ‘Country Strong’ they are great rentals this weekend to escape the heat (even if not a Country Music fan!), after you stop by The Park Street Festival on Friday and Saturday Nights, and up at Flying Horse Farms for the Byers Auto Charity Car Show on Saturday Afternoon of course!


Anyway all this chasing a dream, rock & rollin, and GREAT life experiences cause me to wake up in hotel rooms, couches, and even my own condo holding onto a dream…the dream who’s face I see when I look at the sterol hotel pictures, and the same as the picture next to my bed at home. All the experiences are different, yet they all have the same thing, the memory that is becoming only a dream…


But it ain’t all bad…cause everyday is a new experience, a new day to grow, a new day to ROCK, and a new day to do something for someone else/say something to someone/or use one of my own examples of life to keep someone from messing up (or at very least offering guidance so when they do mess up, I can say-TOLD YOU SO). It is an exciting, lonely, and busy time…BUT I LOVE MY LIFE, and enjoy doing whatever the he** it is I do!


Never know where I am and guess I am living out Jimmy Buffett’s song “Volcano” (I don’t know where Imma gonna go when the Volcano blows)


I actually got to spend a few days at “The Home Office in Dublin Ohio” this week and I blew my diet again on Tuesday, but I had to! It was a National Holiday!?!?!

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

It’s June and the summer heat and humidity is here.  With the kids home from school, chances are pretty good you are looking for just the perfect summertime treat to cool off.  Well, you’re in luck – today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!  The delicious combination of chocolaty goodness with the delightful creaminess of cool ice cream is sure to hit the spot no matter how old or young you are!

Although the origins of this annual June 7th “holiday” are unknown, you’re probably checking out your kitchen freezer as we speak.  Whether you prefer your sweet treat in a crispy cone, in a glass or scooped in a bowl, go ahead – have a dip. Indulge!


But better watch the weight cause I have some new stage gear!


I am going to have some new stage gear thanx to Brad at Rusted Custom Apparel. I am honored to have Brad and RCA in my camp. Check out some of his work-guess he has branded “Matt The Hat” as the “Cowboy from Hell”


Here we go…to do what I do in front of a few thousand, and a few million watching on TV. All these faces, yet I only see one who is not anywhere near (on the road or at home)


In the words of my buddy David Babner…time to “Giddy Up” and in the words of my Buddy (and as some say, a person my image resembles), Larry The Cable Guy-“Get ‘Er Done!”


Tires just touched down, and it is time for another town, a few more stages, and another chance to do what I love….experiencing life, and pursuing a dream. I may or may not make it…but I will have some GREAT STORIES to tell around a camp fire like the old farts that used to mesmerize me …but I am sure my stories will be true, I think. I am off to get a Goo Goo Cluster!




Park Street Festival is back and better than ever this year! With activities and entertainment fit for any age, Park Street Festival is fun for the whole family.

This year’s activities include Bike Night, Autograph sessions with local athletes, Kids Fair, 9 live bands, and much more!


Benefiting the Second and Seven Foundation, The Park Street Festival merges food, entertainment, and family fun all in to one event. The festival is a joint effort among the bars on Park Street and runs the length of the street. Admission is free, so make sure to come out to Park Street Festival for a great weekend.


Music Schedule:

FRIDAY (opening at 5pm)

The 17th Floor

Travelers By Dawn

Johnny White

Six Panel Driver

Dot Dot Dot

DJ Nobody/Matt Sexton


SATURDAY (opening at 3pm)

Lovesick Radio

Kicking Dixie


Union Rose

Of Human

DJ Matt Sexton/DJ Nobody

Visit for more information!



Great Food, and GREAT drink specials. What goes better than Hogs with Hog?


RED, WHITE, & BOOM Friday July 1, 2011

Join me on the Long Street Stage with

Noon Alex White      



Maza laska




Misfit Toys




The Forties




She Bears




Alleyes Path




The Compressis




Ghost Shirt








10:25 – 11:20


The Queen Tribute Band-Mr Fahrenheit & The Lover Boys




Matt Sexton



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“The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.” 


We must remind ourselves we have what it takes and we are enough


“TODAY is a Great day to tell the people in your life that you love them!”





I don’t ask for many things…just a small request


Sometimes not giving up, is just part of everyday living, no matter how bust ya are


Some songs are powerful just from its message, this is one of those. I hold onto a love I have daily. No reason, no reward…just because it feels right. This may not build a bridge between me and someone…but it did build a bridge between myself and daily happiness.


Happy B-Day Purple One! “We are Gathered here today to celebrate…THIS THING CALLED LIFE!!!”


Rockin and Boppin to some hits from a time of THE TRUE GREATEST GENERATION on this D-Day Anniversary! Instead of music-try listening to one of their stories, they are even more inspiring than any music, or book!


Everyday I wake up with the same picture and still…prayin for daylight

Prayin’ for daylight waiting for that morning sun

So I can act like my whole life ain’t going wrong

Baby come back to me, I swear I’ll make it right

Don’t make me spend another lonely night



Have you had a bad day this week? Something bad happen to ya’?

You never know when an untied shoelace saves you from an onrushing car. On September 11th, one man was saved because he had to get donuts for his team; another because he developed a blister on his foot from wearing new shoes. 

Don’t live in fear of the unknown or “what if’s” Live the questions. -Rainer Maria Rilke



If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. – Dalai Lama


Help provide a vehicle and transportation for a friend of mine who is a missionary in Haiti.


In addition to a good dinner and a GREAT CAUSE, we have a chance for you to bid on some killer prizes including 2 Tickets to see Keith Urban July 19th at Nationwide Arena (courtesy of Dream Seats-Your Total Ticket Source), and 3 hours of DJ service (limitations apply)


Friday, June 17 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Licking Valley High School


Texas Roadhouse Dinner (pizza for children) will be served from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost: $20.00 per ticket for steak dinner. Dinner includes Steak, salad, baked potato, rolls, drink and dessert.

Pizza ticket is $5.00 and includes pizza, drink, salad and dessert.


The proceeds will go towards the purchase of a vehicle for Ginny Andrews who is working in Haiti. She currently is using the Haitian public transportation system and is very limited in her mission work with no vehicle. Ginny works Angel Missions Haiti where she oversees getting medical visas for children who need life-saving surgery in the states.


Please see her blog for more information on her work in Haiti:


For questions regarding the Benefit Dinner and Silent action please email Summer Conley at


Donations are being accepted for the Silent Auction. Contact Summer if interested.





Forgiving Her Son’s Killer: ‘Not An Easy Thing’


It would be easy — expected, even — for Mary Johnson and Oshea Israel to be enemies. After all, he killed Johnson’s only son, in 1993. He went to prison for that — and toward the end of his sentence, he and Johnson made peace.


As a teenager in Minneapolis, Israel was involved with gangs and drugs. One night at a party, he got into a fight with Laramiun Byrd, 20, and shot and killed him. Oshea is now 34; he finished serving his prison sentence for murder about a year and a half ago.


Israel recently visited StoryCorps with Johnson, to discuss their relationship — and the forgiveness it is built upon. As Johnson recalls, their first face-to-face conversation took place at Stillwater Prison, when Israel agreed to her repeated requests to see him.


“I wanted to know if you were in the same mindset of what I remembered from court, where I wanted to go over and hurt you,” Johnson tells Israel. “But you were not that 16-year-old. You were a grown man. I shared with you about my son.”


“And he became human to me,” Israel says.


At the end of their meeting at the prison, Johnson was overcome by emotion.


“The initial thing to do was just try and hold you up as best I can,” Israel says, “just hug you like I would my own mother.”


Johnson says, “After you left the room, I began to say, ‘I just hugged the man that murdered my son.’


“And I instantly knew that all that anger and the animosity, all the stuff I had in my heart for 12 years for you — I knew it was over, that I had totally forgiven you.”


Johnson founded From Death To Life: Two Mothers Coming Together for Heal­ing, a support group for mothers who have lost their children to violence.


And for Israel, Johnson’s forgiveness has brought both changes and challenges to his life.


“Sometimes I still don’t know how to take it,” he says, “because I haven’t totally forgiven myself yet. It’s something that I’m learning from you. I won’t say that I have learned yet, because it’s still a process that I’m going through.”


“I treat you as I would treat my son,” Johnson says. “And our relationship is beyond belief.”


In fact, the two live right next door to one another in Minneapolis.


“So you can see what I’m doing — you know firsthand,” Israel says.


And if he falls out of touch, Israel is sure to hear about it from Johnson — who calls out to him, he says, “‘Boy, how come you ain’t called over here to check on me in a couple of days? You ain’t even asked me if I need my garbage to go out!’ ”


“Uh-huh,” Johnson says with a laugh.


“I find those things funny, because it’s a relationship with a mother for real,” Israel says.


“Well, my natural son is no longer here. I didn’t see him graduate. Now you’re going to college. I’ll have the opportunity to see you graduate,” Johnson says. “I didn’t see him getting married. Hopefully one day, I’ll be able to experience that with you.”



Hearing her say those things, Israel says, gives him a reason to reach his goals.


“It motivates me to make sure that I stay on the right path,” he says. “You still believe in me. And the fact that you can do it, despite how much pain I caused you — it’s amazing.”


But Israel is not the only one who’s impressed.


“I know it’s not an easy thing, you know, to be able to share our story together,” Johnson says. “Even with us sitting here looking at each other right now, I know it’s not an easy thing. So I admire that you can do this.”


“I love you, lady.”


“I love you too, son.”



All the GREATS are gone!

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin!

Dean Martin would have turned 94 on Tuesday, June 7.

Born Dino Paul Crocetti to a poor Italian immigrant family in the hardscrabble industrial town of Steubenville, Ohio, Dean Martin was arguably the most successful and popular entertainer in 20th century America.

When Dean died on Christmas day in 1995, he could look back on a spectacular five-decade career in which he excelled as a singer, comedian, nightclub performer, movie actor and TV star.

While other entertainers might have mastered one or two of those idioms, almost no one had the universal success and popularity of Dino – and certainly no one was as cool and charming as him.

Dean reportedly only spoke Italian as a small child, and never fully mastered the English language. As such, he had an Old World modesty and reticence, despite the global fame, and incredible wealth and glamour he eventually amassed.

As a teenager, he dropped out of school, knocked around in various jobs, including delivering bootleg liquor, steel mill worker, casino croupier, and even boxer.

But it was singing that was his forte, and ultimately allowed him to escape the work-a-day world of Steubenville. He was heavily influenced by the vocal mannerisms of both Bing Crosby and The Mills Brothers.

Still, finding a successful career as a singer was difficult. Dean bounced around, first singing for theErnie McKay Orchestra and various other bands in the early 1940s.

In 1946, Dean’s life and career arc changed forever when he met Jerry Lewis, a struggling comic in New York.

This unlikely pairing of a goofy Jewish comic and a handsome Italian crooner eventually became the hottest act in show business and lasted for ten wildly successful and remunerative years, including nightclub shows, radio performances, television appearances and hugely profitable movies.

In 1956, the Martin and Lewis team broke up, and it remains a mystery to this day why they did so. Allegedly, Martin was tired of playing the straight man in the act and he as reportedly jealous of the critics’ favoring Lewis as the real talent in the partnership.

While some worried that Martin’s career would not survive without Lewis, he proved everyone wrong by moving seamlessly into films (including even dramas and westerns), while resurrecting his singing career.

By the early 1960, Dean became closer to Frank Sinatra and the so-called “Rat Pack” which included Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and (for a brief while) Peter Lawford. They took over Las Vegas and became yet another successful chapter for Dean.

There would be more movies and TV shows to follow.

Although Dean is widely associated with Sinatra, the two could not have been more different. Whereas Sinatra was intense, overly-emotional, tightly wound and prone to violent outbursts, Dean was quiet, cool and imperturbable.
Sinatra was also insecure about his looks (he was of slight build, wore a toupee and dentures even as a youngish man. In stark contrast, Dean was tall, broad-shouldered and blessed with spectacular good looks that lasted well into old age.

More importantly, while Sinatra desperately craved the approval of the critics and wanted to be hailed as an “artist,” Dino disdained such pretensions and did not care what critics thought.

Dean reportedly did not drink nor womanize to the extent that his “image” had suggested. Rather, as he settled into middle age, he was homebody close to his family and obsessed with golf and watching westerns on TV.
By the mid-1980s, Dean largely withdrew from show business and the public spotlight.

He suffered a horrendous loss in 1987 when his son Dean Paul was killed in an airplane accident. He reportedly never overcame his sorrow over his lost son and went deeper into his private world in Beverly Hills.

Dean Martin died at his home on Christmas morning 1995 at the age of 78.


STILL one of the best shows I have seen:

Happy Birthday, Prince! The Purple One Turns 53

Prince is celebrating his 53rd birthday Tuesday, and at this point it’s a safe bet he can look down from his royal throne and enjoy the fact that he’s as popular today as he was two decades ago. The Purple One recently put on a series of 21 sold-out shows in Los Angeles, sending fans and critics into a frenzy with his stellar performances of songs from his ever-growing catalog. Prince Rogers Nelson is truly an icon. And at 53, for a musician to be at the top of his game is a rarity.


How will Prince actually celebrate his birthday? That’s not clear, but given his work ethic, the Minneapolis phenom will probably get in the studio and record something that will send women swooning and crowds cheering for more. Critics who’ve caught recent Prince concerts gush about his infectious energy and his ability, even well into his 50s, to move as well as any performer half his age. And truly, few can rival his musical skills, particularly on guitar.


Happy birthday to an ultimate showman: Prince! Can you believe he’s 53? When did you first see him in concert? If you’ve seen any recent shows, how do you think they compare to shows from 10 or even 20 years ago?


Pink Gives Birth to Baby Girl!
Pink and hubby Carey Hart welcomed a baby girl on Thursday.

“We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart,” the singer, 31, tweeted. “She’s gorgeous, just like her daddy.”

Pink (real name: Alecia Beth Moore) met Hart, 35, in 2001 at the X-Games. Following a brief separation in 2003, Pink proposed to her motocross beau in June 2005.

The two married in January 2006 and then separated in February 2008. But after marriage counseling and working through their issues, Pink confirmed in February 2010 that she and Hart were back together and expecting their first child.

In November, Pink told Access Hollywood about the unusual name she and Hart were considering at the time. “My dad’s name is James, and my brother’s name is Jason… Carey’s middle name is Jason, [and] Jameson–we like whiskey. That’s a no brainer.”

In November, she released her Greatest Hits…So Far!!! album, which included a new song dedicated to herunborn child. She wrote on her blog the significance behind the track, “F***ing Perfect,” saying: “I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well.”



Dad plays best prank ever on teenage son

Dale Price waving at his son’s bus on the last day of the school year. (courtesy Rain Price will never forget the first day of his sophomore year of high school. On the bus, packed with classmates from his suburban Utah school, Rain peered out the window, mortified.

“The school bus for the first time ever came down our street this year,” explains Rain’s dad, Dale, to Utah’s Daily Herald. “This was [my son’s] first year on the bus. My wife came running in the room and suggested we go wave at him to embarrass him.”

And so began Dale’s hazing ritual that continued every day for the rest of his son’s school year. The first day may have been the most shocking for Rain, but in the days to follow, the surprises kept coming.

Since the fall, Dale has waved at his son in 180 different outlandish costumes. The second day of school he wore a football helmet and jersey, and in the months that followed he opened the front door dressed as a blushing bride, a superhero, a Star Trek fan, Michael Jackson, and a giant chicken.  One day he even lugged an old toilet bowl onto the street and sat on it reading a newspaper, stopping to wave as the bus rolled by.

Over time, Rain’s most humbling moment became his most anticipated. “The first day of high school…it was really embarrassing,” Rain tells the Herald.  “But the last couple of months it has turned into more entertainment.”

The father of three, a stay-at-home dad, raided the family’s Halloween costume collection, borrowed outfits from neighbors, and managed to spend under $50 over the year to make his son’s bus ride the highlight of the day. To preserve the memories, his wife, Rochelle, photographed each day’s outfit and posted it on their blog called

Soon Rain’s friends weren’t the only ones anticipating Dale’s morning ritual. He’s become a local celebrity in their Utah suburb of American Fork and an international phenomenon in the blogosphere.

With expectations high, Dale developed a system. When his son leaves to catch the bus at 7:10 A.M., he is dressed in the bare bones of his costume to keep his outfit a surprise. Then he’s got 4 minutes to transform, with accessories and props, into a renegade paintball player, a Star Wars character or Terry Potter (Harry’s distant relative). Sometimes his son, Riot, a second grader, joins in the fun. On day 26, he played Batman to his dad’s Robin.

On the last day of school, Dale gave Rain a final send-off dressed as a “peg-leg” pirate, an alter-ego he’s reinvented throughout the year, as a nod to his own prosthetic leg. It will likely be the end of the routine that made the Price family famous.

Through it all, Rain, an honors student and a member of his high school marching band, has come to appreciate his dad’s efforts. “He is genetically predisposed to having a good sense of humor,” writes Rain’s mom, Rochelle, on their blog. “And yes, he did laugh at the waves. If you look closely at some of the pictures, you’ll see that he and his friends were waving back.”



This is a neat feel good piece

U2 dedicates “Beautiful Day” to Giffords at concert

U2’s Bono dedicated his performance of “Beautiful Day” at a concert in Seattle Saturday to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and her husband, Commander Mark Kelly delivered a message to the crowd from theInternational Space Station.

In the YouTube video, Bono dedicates one of injured Rep. Giffords’ favorite songs to her, then says to the crowd: “Imagine a man looking down on us from 200 miles up. Looking down at our beautiful crowded planet… What would he say to us…? What is on your mind, Commander Kelly?”

Commander Kelly then appears on the video screen, speaking from the international Space Station. He holds up a serious of words that read “7 Billion – One Nation – Imagi Nation – It’s a Beautiful Day.”

The words remain suspended in zero-gravity as he paraphrases a line from David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”: “I’m looking forward to coming home. Tell my wife I love her very much… she knows.”



Eminem Audi A6 Avant Video Is Not An Advertisement, Audi Spokesperson Says

A U.S. spokesperson for Audi has responded to the lawsuit filed in Hamburg Regional Court in Germany this week by Eight Mile Style LLC, Eminem’s publishing company. The German automobile manufacturer is being sued for using an unauthorized sample of Eminem’s Academy Award-winning song “Lose Yourself” from his film “8 Mile.”

The Audi spokesperson told Yahoo! Music that the video that has sparked the debate is not a commercial. “The video referred to is not an advertisement,” he said via email. “Also, this does not involve Audi of America. The video was not shown here in the U.S.” The spokesperson added that due to the legal nature of the matter, he could not comment further.

In the European spot for the 2012 Audi A6 Avant, a professionally-dressed man drives the luxury vehiclethrough a city as the memorable guitar rift and snare taps from “Lose Yourself” play in the background.

The song choice and the video concept have also drawn comparisons to a 2011 Super Bowl advertisement Eminem made for Chrysler.

“We believe Audi not only used ‘Lose Yourself’ to sell their product without permission, but their spot actually feels inspired by elements of Chrysler’s commercial campaign,” a spokesperson for Eight Mile Style told Billboard.

In Eminem’s advertisement for the Chrysler 200, a faceless driver tours Detroit, showing both the rundown and flourishing parts of the city. The marquee on the town’s landmark Fox Theater reads, “Keep Detroit Beautiful,” a reference to Eminem’s 2009 song “Beautiful.” The rapper is revealed as the driver of the car.

The 2012 Audi A6 clip is a more pristine version of the Chrysler 200 spot.

According to Billboard, Chrysler had not announced any plans to also file a suit against Audi.



Laugh till you cry at Jimmy Fallon’s thank you notes

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s “Late Night,” has turned his popular thank you notes segment into a new book, “Thank You Notes.”


Thank you post-Thanksgiving Dinner relaxation rituals, for being the one time when Uncle Gary can unbuckle his pants in front of the whole family and not get sent to jail.


Thank you people who give me homemade jam as a gift. What are we, Quakers? Exactly how much jam do you think I use? You know this is going to sit in my fridge for three years until I throw it out to make room for beer, right? Just checking.


Thank you horseradish, for being neither a radish nor a horse. What you are is a liar food. (I’m looking at you, too, Grape Nuts.)


Thank you people who say “Wow, you’re really photogenic,” for not saying what you really mean: “Wow, you’re really ugly in person.”



Summer is a time for grilling “Hot Dogs” or “Weiners”


White House Insider: Democrats Join with Republicans Against Obama

In a brief but informative update, our longtime D.C. insider tells of Democratic Party operatives joining with their Republican counterparts to ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president.

Sorry for delay in getting back to you.  So much now underway.  Do you recall when I told you of a meeting by Democratic Party operatives shortly after the Midterm Election?  The meeting that had people within the party questioning Obama’s viability as a candidate for 2012 and the future of the party after the defeat of 2010?  Another such meeting took place recently.  What was once an in-house dialogue though has now transformed into something far more formidable against the Obama White House, involving both Democrats and Republicans.  The primary focus is defeat of Obama in 2012.  Watch for an uptick in Democrats openly speaking out against Obama.  You have likely noted the most recent bi-partisan votes in Congress against Obama.  To have those kinds of votes against a sitting president who is now fully engaged in a re-election campaign is stunning.  It is also indisputable evidence of the divide I have been telling you of for some time.  The party is now so deeply divided between the Chicago Democrats and the more mainstream Democrats that the rift cannot be repaired so long as Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett occupy the White House.

The Republicans now have a plan underway to trap those Democrats attempting to utilize the Ryan Medicare plan to their political advantage. This is a plan that I fully approve of and frankly, must tip my hat in its creation as both a political weapon as well as sound and much needed legislation.  A number of Congressional Democrats have been made aware of the plan and are also supportive of it. This represents a powerful break from the DNC operatives who are so closely linked to Obama’s own OFA group.  The OFA is a direct extension of Valerie Jarrett’s office and a tool she continues to fully utilize to further protect her role as the primary power broker inside the West Wing.  Daley continues to counter that to great effect though.  Bill Daley is an ally.  History will prove this out down the road.  You have expressed doubts regarding this.  Trust me.  Daley is doing this country a far greater service than anyone outside of the immediate situation
can realize.
You indicated to me the much stronger stance Congressman Issa has publicly taken against Eric Holder and the Obama DOJ.  While I continue to remain suspicious of Issa’s ultimate willingness to take on Eric Holder to a conclusion that results in Holder’s resignation, my suspicions may soon be proven unjustified.  I hope that is the case.  A significant development is to be revealed regarding the DOJ very soon now.  That is the information I have been given most recently.

Where we are at in all of this is now a fully integrated operation against Barack Obama’s re-election bid that includes both Democrats and Republicans.  We will continue to work to further develop the political scandal, as well as limit as much as possible, the funding and organizational machine that allowed Barack Obama to be elected in 2008.  If the scandal is successfully buried prior to the 2012 election, we must ensure that Obama faces political defeat at the ballot box.  The powers now aligning against Obama are significant.  They are motivated.  And they are very-very serious about defeating Barack Obama.



For those with the t-shirts, bumper stickers, and hatefull speech (and assuming no jobs)-think your anti war reteric stating war does not solve anything? Take a look at a calender, or history book-The world could be a very different different place had 156,000 brave allied soldiers not landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. (thanx B.A.S. for the stats)

Vets wonder how they survived D-Day

Don Jakeway recalls that, as he fought in World War II, “I said to myself, ‘If I do get home, I’m going to try to pay back somehow.'”

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my days in the Army,” said Herman Zerger, a World War II veteran.
The thought has often gone through the minds of the two Ohio veterans in the past 67 years.

Why did they live through World War II when so many of their buddies died?

Jakeway, 88, of Johnstown, and Zerger, 87, of Woodsfield, in Monroe County, will be the first to admit they don’t know the answer. But both believe they survived because God had things for them to do back home in the Buckeye State.

“I said to myself, ‘If I do get home, I’m going to try to pay back somehow,'” Jakeway said.

“I thought of that hundreds of times,” Zerger said. “You have men falling on either side of you. I think it was the grace of God.”

Today, Jakeway and Zerger will join former Sen. Max Cleland, secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission; other current and former members of Congress, including Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo; and other American and French officials at the 67th observance of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. Two other Ohioans, James H. “Pee Wee” Martin, 90, a decorated paratrooper from the Dayton area, and John Marshall of Columbus, a veteran and special assistant to Cleland, also will be part of the entourage.

The event will mark the re-dedication of a monument at Pointe du Hoc, the fortified cliffs where the Germans rained fire down on American forces charging ashore on Omaha and Utah beaches. On June 6, 1944, Americans scaled the steep cliffs at Pointe du Hoc and, despite suffering huge losses, eventually silenced the German guns.

The site has been closed for eight years because of deterioration, but the commission spent more than $1 million to stabilize the cliffs.

President Ronald Reagan was the last U.S. official to observe D-Day at Pointe du Hoc, in 1984.

Jakeway, who was born on a farm outside Johnstown, signed up in 1942 when he was 18 years old, to become a paratrooper (admitting, later, that he didn’t know what that was). He parachuted into Normandy as a human bomb, with half-pound blocks of TNT and plastic explosives attached to his body and small landmines in his pockets, all to be used later to destroy bridges and other German targets.

“The anti-aircraft fire coming up was just unbelievable,” he said. “I could hear the bullets going through my chute. How I didn’t get hit, I don’t know.”

In extensive duty in France, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, Jakeway was injured twice; he still has pieces of shrapnel in his body nearly seven decades later. He also collected other metal: fourBronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and the Knight of the Legion of Honor, the highest award given by the French government.

When he returned home after the war, Jakeway made good on his promise to “pay back somehow.” He is a legend in Johnstown, working on a range of projects with schools, sports teams, elected officials and civic organizations.

Zerger joined the infantry and shipped out to Italy as part of the 36th Texas Infantry Division and participated in the invasion of France. He was captured by the Germans on Feb. 3, 1945, and was a prisoner of war for 95 days in five different camps.

Because of his German heritage, Zerger said he was subjected to particularly brutal treatment. Somehow, he survived and managed to hide the Lord Elgin wristwatch his parents had given him as a graduation present. He has it to this day – and it still works, Zerger said.

He won a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Knight of the Legion of Honor and Combat Infantry Badge.

Returning to Ohio, Zerger got involved in politics, first as a township trustee and later as Monroe County Democratic Party chairman, a position he’s held for 48 years. He’s the longest-serving county chairman in the state.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my days in the Army,” he said. “That’s what gets me by – politics and my veterans groups.”



NATO-Finally doing what the world needs, ousting roug dictators!

Gadhafi: ‘We will not surrender, we will not give up’


Gadhafi speaks as his compound is bombarded by NATO airstrikes

“Dead, alive, victorious, it doesn’t matter,” he says in vowing to stay until the end

At least 35 loud explosions are heard around midday in Tripoli


Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that “we will not surrender,” even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.


“I am now speaking as planes and bombs fall around me,” Gadhafi said in a live audio broadcast on state television. “But my soul is in God’s hand. We will not think about death or life. We will think about the call of duty.”


At least three explosions rocked Tripoli late Tuesday night; it was not immediately clear what they hit.


Earlier in the day, NATO targeted a military base and Gadhafi’s compound, state television reported. A spokesman for the Libyan government said that at least 31 people were killed, including a number of civilians, and dozens more were wounded after 60 missiles struck the capital city.


The compound was under “intensive continuous bombardment,” according to state TV, which reported buildings and infrastructure were destroyed.


“We will not surrender, we will not give up,” Gadhafi said. “We have one option — our country. We will remain in it ’til the end. Dead, alive, victorious, it doesn’t matter.”


The blasts Tuesday, and others Monday that Libyan officials said hit state television buildings, elicited heated responses from the government spokesman.


“We believe NATO understands that its military campaign is failing miserably,” said spokesman Musa Ibrahim. “No one has the right to shape Libya’s future except for Libyans.”


Ibrahim said Tuesday’s morning blasts hit the popular guard compound and revolution compound, which are military barracks near Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound.


The spokesman said the attack on the television network killed two people and wounded 16.


NATO disputed the account.


“We did not target or hit the Libyan broadcast facilities. What we did target was the military intelligence headquarters in downtown Tripoli,” the alliance said. “The story coming from Libyan officials that we targeted and hit the state broadcaster’s building is bogus.”


The back and forth between Libyan officials and NATO continues a public relations war between the two sides.


Libyan officials have continually charged that NATO airstrikes have damaged civilian facilities and killed hundreds of civilians.


NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said recently that his forces have made “significant progress” in its U.N. Security Council mandate to protect Libyan civilians.


This week, the Libyan government said it had evidence that alliance airstrikes were harming civilians.


Officials took journalists to Tajura, a city east of Tripoli, to show them a small crater that held what appeared to be the remains of a rocket.


The reporters were also taken to nearby homes that the government said had been damaged by airstrikes.


NATO said it had been active in the area hitting military sites but could not say whether the attacks had caused the damage in the residential area.


Reporters were also taken to a nearby hospital to see Nasib, a comatose baby who was a victim of the airstrikes, the government said.


A woman, who the government said was Nasib’s mother, cried over the child’s listless body.


Journalists were not allowed to talk to the woman or to the doctors. But one doctor quietly slipped a note to one of the journalists that said the girl was injured in a car accident, not a bomb attack.


British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking Tuesday to British lawmakers, said the European Union has added six additional ports controlled by pro-Gadhafi forces to its sanctions list in an effort to starve Gadhafi’s troops of military supplies.


He said the United Kingdom intends to push for additional sanctions against Gadhafi’s regime.


“Any political settlement in Libya requires an end to violence and Gadhafi’s departure,” Hague said.

YOU DA MAN (actually woman):



 Shaquille O’Neal’s girlfriend schools him on sleep apnea

Apparently Shaquille O’Neal(notes) snores. We probably could have guessed that. But who knew that snoring would be a danger to the big man’s health?

Anyone who’s ever been hit (or, as they call it, “lightly nudged”) by their better half in the middle of the night knows that snoring can be pretty frustrating for the person who isn’t the actual snorer. And anyone who’s ever done the hitting (I don’t “lightly nudge,” dangit, because I’ve got sleep to catch on) can tell you that it is about as high on the annoyance list as annoyances get.

But most tend to get over it, as their pretty little bird tweets away deep into dreamland. That said, not everyone has to share chambers with Shaquille O’Neal, all 7-1 and 300-pound whatever of him. If your better half sounds like a hummingbird, then this guy has to come off like a full blown diesel semi-engine.

That’s why his girlfriend, TV’s (they tell me) Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander, asked him to take part in a sleep apnea study sponsored by Harvard University. Because, jokes aside, it must be more than a little scary when those snores briefly turn into outright silence, which apparently has happened to Shaq a few times recently.

Provided he’s in a good mood, and isn’t being petty, is Shaq ever not funny?
The consequences of sleep apnea, as described by the litany of doctors early in this video, is pretty frightening. So if the little bird next to you sounds like he or she is suffering from the same condition, get them hooked up to a “poly-what?” (as Shaq puts it) as soon as you can.



Knight: Rule Ohio St players broke was ‘idiotic’

Bob Knight criticized the NCAA and called the rule Ohio State football players broke when they sold and traded their personal memorabilia “idiotic.”

The former Indiana and Texas Tech basketball coach, and an Ohio State alum, spoke to reporters Monday night before the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards ceremony, where he was scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

“I understand what’s happened and there was a rule that was violated,” Knight said. “But it was an idiotic rule.”

Five Ohio State players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, were suspended for the first five games of the upcoming season after it was revealed they traded jerseys, rings, trophies and other items for tattoos.

“I think this NCAA that we’re currently involved with is so far out of touch with the integrity of the sport that it’s just amazing,” Knight said.

Jim Tressel recently resigned as Ohio State coach after he admitted to withholding information from his bosses and the NCAA about his players receiving improper extra benefits.

The Iba Awards, named in honor of the Oklahoma State’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, recognize positive role models in sports. NFL star Jason Taylor and former women’s international soccer star Kristine Lillyreceived the awards Monday night.

Knight, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, said he was glad his days of roaming the bench are over.

“The microphone, to me, is like the whistle is to an official,” Knight said. “Now I just simply say ‘now that is one of the worst calls I’ve seen in basketball.’ I love the microphone.”


I think every other attribute is laced in mystery.  Can we know God?  Yes. Can we know Him fully?  Not on this side of eternity.

William Jennings Bryan, famous for his role in the Scopes Monkey Trial in the 1925, once likened themystery of God to a watermelon seed.  “I have observed the power of the watermelon seed. It has the power of drawing from the ground and through itself 200,000 times its weight. When you can tell me how it takes this material and out of it colors an outside surface beyond the imitation of art, and then forms inside of it a white rind and within that again a red heart, thickly inlaid with black seeds, each one of which in turn is capable of drawing through itself 200,000 times its weight–when you can explain to me the mystery of the watermelon, you can ask me to explain the mystery of God.”

If we cannot understand the mystery of the watermelon seed, how can we even begin to understand the mystery God.-Mark Batterson



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I am in the process of getting back into things, and shape. I have put together a program for myself that can be used for anyone…novice or body building pro. The key is to go lighter that normal and increase sets/reps and shortened down time..


There are 5 excercises in each flight for 4 sets of 20. In between each flight 1 set of abs and offset 20 calves, and 20 forearms each day.


I call this program the “20” workout. It increases heart rate, works strength, and works endurance-all helping physic. Also adding hour long cardio sessions on Mon & Fri, Sprint Sessions Tues & Thursday, and long runs Weds & Sat…with some type of cardio on Sunday.



Incline (Smith Machine)-90x20x4


Decline (Smith Machine)-140x20x4


Flat Bench Dumbells-30x2x20x4


Cable Cross Overs-20x2x20x4


Stable Ball push up-20×4




Assisted pull ups to warm up 20, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8


Squating high lat pulls-27.5x20x4


Standing straight arm push downs-30x20x4


Standing bent over pulls-90x20x4


Back extensions-20×4


Pull Ups (non assisted)-10×4



WEDNESDAY: Legs/Heavy Chest work

(I am doing rehab work)

Warm up treadmill incline up to 15′ and 3.5 for up to 20mins


Laying Side Leg Rise x3 (hold for 1min each),

50’decline squats 20 both legs x3

Standing Barefoot walking foot raise 1min, x3

Standing barefoot big toe raise 10×3,

Elevated calve raise 10×3 (double foot raise, using single to lower),

single leg big/little toe heel crunch stable (hold 60secs) ALL TIMES 3.


Add 10 sets of 2 flat bench press 45-50% of max (currently doing 275)



THURSDAY: Shoulders

Lat/delt alternating dumbbell raise-20x2x20x4


Shrugs 80x2x20x4


Rear delt fly 12.5x2x20x4


Shoulder Press 25x2x20x4


Laying single arm side dumbbell raise/standing rear single arm raise(rehab work)-10x2x20x4



FRIDAY: ARMS (this is longer workout due to 2 body parts. Do Bi/Tri work as one set, with no rest)


Single Arm concentration curls 15x2x20x4

Double Dumbell overhead press 15x2x20x4


Sitting incline dumbbell curls 15x2x20x4

Standing bent over dumbbell tricept kick backs 10x2x20x4


Standing dumbbell single arm cross body hammer curls 20x2x20x4

Standing cable tricept rope pulls 60x20x4


Sitting preacher curls 45x20x4

French curls 45x20x4


Standing cable hurcules curls 20x2x20x4

Single arm tricept cable push downs 15x2x20x4


SATURDAY: Leg rehab and Heavy Chest  (I am doing rehab work)

Warm up treadmill incline up to 15′ and 3.5 for up to 20mins


Laying Side Leg Rise x3 (hold for 1min each),

50’decline squats 20 both legs x3

Standing Barefoot walking foot raise 1min, x3

Standing barefoot big toe raise 10×3,

Elevated calve raise 10×3 (double foot raise, using single to lower),

Single leg big/little toe heel crunch stable (hold 60secs) ALL TIMES 3.


Add 10 sets of 2 flat bench press 45-50% of max (currently doing 275)


SUNDAY: Power Cleans

Pyrimid up weight with reps of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and back up while lowering weight


This is a program than not only WORKS, but can also be catered to your needs. Shoot an e-mail to to have us help you with your goals or to show this program first hand.


If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ~ John Dryden




This little guy just learned to ride his bike, and this is GREAT!


Your story may not have a happy beginning but it’s the rest of your story, who you choose to become, that is the most important now. – Keith Cameron Smith



“Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.”-Steve Prefontane



“Used to say Oh God it’s Morning, now I say Good Morning Oh God”-Wynonna


‎”Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens.”

Strangers only have a few seconds to decide if we are truly who we say we are when it comes to being faithful, trustworthy and reliable. Are you being a good example of these things in your first encounters with others? Watch how you act, sometimes you only have a few seconds to make or miss out on a friendship.- Wayne Dyer


“The past can hurt – you can either run from it or learn from it.”




Panic! At The Disco plays The LC, The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

Thursday I am playing multiple events with The Country Music Television Awards follow us on Facebook at                      




Deana Martin, the daughter of Dino, plays the Historic Midland Theatre. For more info,





Paula Poundstone plays the Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center. For more info,




One of my favorites, John Witherspoon (From Boomerang and The “Friday” series) performs at The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center





Park Street Festival

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Join me at The Flying Horse Rendezvous, Presented by Byers Imports at Flying Horse Farms (5260 State Route 95 Mount Gilead, OH 43035)

Love to show off your sports car and raise money for a good cause? This event is open to all sports cars and sports car enthusiasts. The Flying Horse Rendezvous will be held at the camp and will include a cruise-in, poker runs, entertainment. Registration is $25 per car.




The suspenseful  ‘Super 8’ rated “PG-13”


Heather Graham stars in the “Tween Flick” ‘Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,’ rated “PG.” IT ALSO IS THE COME BACK FOR URKEL!!!




A true “throw back Western” True Grit staring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon. This re-make does the original justice!


This is not a feel good piece, but a GREAT movie with real themes. Hitting true to the current state of the economy, ‘The Company Men’ staring Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kevin Costner, and Craig T. Nelson


The stay at home date movie, ‘Just Go With It’ staring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Nicole Kidman



Show Me Fest, Springfield Mizz. June 17th-19th

Weekly Tuesday Night Bike Nights at Hoggy’s Polaris

Red, White & Boom Long Street Stage Friday July 1st

Worthington Family Picnic Monday July 4th (Worthington High School)


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