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Good in The Bad, and Blessed even without…

GREETINGS FROM the “Cooper Tires stage Powered by Mazda” (had to write it so I say it right over the mic) at The PRI show in Orlando Florida! You can check out what I am doing streaming live on the web at www.goracingtv.com(or view segments at a later time).

 

Now this is not, “side stage” or “back stage,” I am ON STAGE and writing. I don’t have any free time and cannot leave my DJ rig except to change a mic battery, or in a rare case…GO PEE! These are very long days…and very full bladders!

 

I am on the road a lot to finish out the year and usually LOVE IT, however this trip has been difficult so far due to working with a production company that, while GREAT GUYS, this is their first event and the learning curve is a lil frustrating on my end. ESPECIALLY, when I had them all hooked up (above and beyond what was asked on my end), and even though working great…overnight they decided to change things…WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW! While I have come a LONG WAY, I still, at times, don’t play well with others, let alone…WHEN THEY TOUCH MY SH*T! But all of the bad stage and production experiences I have had in the past were a learning point for this one event alone (as well as others I am sure). All the BS and bad gigs over the years allowed me to stay calm and trouble shoot my way out of a bad situation and get things running allowing me to do two things I enjoy; 1.) help someone (by bailing out these guys), and 2.) make a few learning experiences for someone else (and maybe a “I told you so.”). Kinda funny, once I began embracing the bad instead of focusing on it…how much better EVERY DAY IS! In every bad situation there is something good, as long as it is a learning experience.

 

But not everything is an experience we can control. Sometimes we just have to laugh…or get burned, literally!

 

This weekend the room I am staying in a room that has 4 shower settings: Freezing, Cold, Scorching Hot, and BURN MATT’S FACE OFF. But at least I will go back to O-H-I-O with a red tint that many will assume is a Florida Suntan?

 

I also come back with more than I left with. I will come back with my phone in a bazillion pieces. I had dropped my phone and it was run over by a semi. Ya know when the salesman wants to sell you one of those “indestructible” phone covers…they MAY have some limitations!

 

This is the first week of December and what many feel is the start of the Holiday Shopping Season. For me? It is the week I get to shave, and get rid of the “UGLY THING” on my face. While on Dec 1 I shaved my “Movember Mustache,” if anyone would like to donate please feel free to do so:

 

Movember-Please donate to the link below
Last Movember I decided to donate my face to raising awareness about cancers that affect men.  My commitment was the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which IS generating conversation, controversy and laughter. AND AN ITCHY FACE!

Because:
·     1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime
·     1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

This is a cause that I feel passionately about and I’m asking you to support my efforts by making a donation to support the great work of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG.  To help, you can either:

http://mobro.co/MattySexton

The money raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others, through the world’s most promising prostate cancer research and LIVESTRONG’s programs that support young adults and their families battling and surviving cancer.

For more details on how the funds raised from previous campaigns have been used and the impact Movember is having please visit
http://us.movemberfoundation.com/research-and-programs/.

http://mobro.co/MattySexton

 

So yes this is the first week of December, and I am clean shaven, and looking forward to these last weeks on the road and a relaxing Holiday Season back home. I am however very saddened about an event that will not be taking place this year.

 

In the first couple of weeks of December, in years past I have had the honor of working with some great people, venues, and organizations raising monies during the Annual Army Navy Football Game Watch Party. It is with great sadness that this year, the event will be on Hiatus. I not only was privileged to be in a room full of OUR Brave Men & Women watching the pageantry that is Army/Navy, but I also was honored with the “One of Us” award, and this is one of the single most prized items on my office wall. Please feel free to reach out to support all of the charities what would have been affected by this event:

 

To All Concerned…

The fourth annual Army-Navy Game Charity Watch of central Ohio will not happen on Dec. 10 at Fort Rapids.  Due to circumstances beyond the control of all board members, charities, sponsors, and venues involved; this year, the Army Navy Watch Football Game Watch Party event will be on hiatus.

We thank all who have worked over the last few years to make this a huge success, and contribute to so many charities.

We will continue to work for philanthropy efforts between now and Memorial Day and Flag Day and Independence Day and Veterans Day and the 2012 Army Navy Game.

This is not a Reflection on the Great Charities and Volunteers of the past and present.  Honor Flight.  Marine Corps Family Support Community.  And Toys For Tots.

For any questions or concerns:  please direct them to Pete LuPiba atLuPibaTorrance@yahoo.com

Go Army, Go Navy!!

 

AND YES it is the Holiday Season, and this year (and the past few) I am TRYING to have a more positive perspective on THE season. This is not only due to a more positive outlook on daily life, but also due to a person I met 3 years ago this weekend. 3 years ago a beautiful young lady walked up my snow covered sidewalk, and into my life. Since that day…my life has been better, just because I had the chance to get to know her. I thank God everyday for being blessed to know her. I don’t need to be “with her” to know that I am blessed to have, as Blake Shelton says…”God Gave Me You.” In this season of giving, I have my memories as my gift everyday!

 

The first week of December also kicks off “Jimmy V Week” on ESPN. Jimmy V., like many before and after him were taken from this world far too early due to the evil that is cancer! However he lives on with his foundation, and one of his final public speeches that is an inspiration to all.

 

I can’t watch this enough! Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E 

 
OCCUPY:
REALLY!?!?! PEACEFULL?!?!? This video made me Sick!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h2d92CGErQA#!

PLEASE JOIN ME: 

FRIDAY: Join my Buddy Chris O at The Filling Station for the “All request Dance Party”

 

ALL WEEKEND: If in The Orlando Area join me at The PRI show at The Orange County Convention Center all day Thurs-Saturday. I will be rocking LIVE from the Cooper Tires stage powered by Mazda! You can also watch it live on the webwww.goracingtv.com

PLEASE “suggest” “like” or become a “fan” of our new “fan page” Matty Sexton on facebook.http://www.facebook.com/DJMattySexton

PLEASE check out the updated website (please let us know what you think?) http://www.rmsexton.com

TIME TO BOOK YOUR Holiday Events
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT

If you or someone you know is having a Holiday Event, or getting married we can make their day special. 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. Call 614-580-3118 to secure your date, or go to www.rmsexton.com

 

 

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

Pending contract negotiations, every Friday for a New Ladies Night
December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas
December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game
December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party
Filling Station NYE Party
Blue Jackets NYE Game
JANUARY 6th PBR 2012 Kick Off at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!!

 

THOUGHT(s) FOR THE WEEK:
“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” – Winnie the Pooh

 
SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:
Awesome version of a great song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxoUx53zt-U

 

I rediscovered a classic…that hit me, and my life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOV9Cn31yo

 

WOW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp0_2fjPlbM&ob=av2n

 

WE NEED TO DO THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76RbWuFll0Y

 

Days may not be great, but maybe that is what makes them GREAT!?!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSJoZiB-UGY

 

Very true…and a GREAT DUDE

http://www.cmt.com/videos/phil-vassar/55417/another-day-in-paradise.jhtml

 
HOLIDAY SONGS:

I am making my own playlist with a song for each of the 31 days of The Holiday Season!

 

Do they, So do you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cX_ncZLls

 

Was not a big fan in the past…but this year, IT IS MY DECEMBER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3NQ4GM-Hc4

 

Need a lil Rock & Roll in my Christmas Music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHioIlbnS_A

 

DID YOU KNOW?:
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
I think I will look back on my life and see a thousand lunch trays dropped in the cafeteria; a million nervous awkward moments that could’ve been tender but were clumsy or stupid instead. I have said the wrong thing so many times that there shouldn’t be many “wrong things” left for me to say. (sigh) Do you ever wonder what it takes to be cool? It’s always hiding on the other side of the pillow.-Adam Duritz

FUNNY:

Tattoo artist Ryan Fitzgerald from Dayton, OH was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent.  She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.

Apparently, Ryan found out that Rossie had cheated with a long-time friend of his, but instead of confronting her about it he acted like everything was normal and hatched a plan for revenge. Originally, Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault, but the ingenious tattoo artist had covered his bases by plying Rossie with wine and tequila shots and getting her to sign a consent form that stated the design was “at the artist’s discretion.”
http://early-onset-of-night.tumblr.com/post/13348728615/tattoo-artist-ryan-fitzgerald-from-dayton-oh-was

 

 

HELP:
The Holidays Armed Services Blood Drive is three weeks
away. It will be held on Saturday, December 17th, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m., at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, 165 N. Yearling Road, next to DSCC. This drive is proudly being cosponsored by AmVets (Stan Kinney Post 89) and by The American Legion (Gahanna Post 797), and hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve. The blood will be collected by the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), the military’s exclusive blood collection agency, goes exclusively to military personnel, including a good portion to help save the lives of
American forces deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

This is one of the few blood drives for the Armed Forces in the country that is open to the public. Come in and donate for our Armed Forces.

All blood collected will be immediately processed, and then most will be flown directly from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by priority overseas and in theatre within a week. You cannot ask for a better, more direct way to support our troops.

For eligibility information (including not having donated since October 18th), please see the Armed Services Blood Program webpage at http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx

Food and refreshments will be provided, including food such as warm sandwiches, coney islands, baked beans, chips, pretzels, donuts, cookies, cakes, and other snacks. Drinks will include water, Gatorade, juice and juice drinks, pop, and coffee. The AmVets and American Legion volunteers will be providing the food and drinks. Tentative date for the next blood drive is
probably mid-February (to be sponsored by the 12th District Sons of the American Legion).

While walk-ins are accepted, donors are encouraged to pre-register for an appointment at https://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm (This gives us an idea of how many to expect, and saves YOU time in the donation process). Donors can search for this blood drive by zip code (43213) to register (add the date too: December 17th).

This Christmas time, please help give a fellow serviceman or servicewoman a chance to live. Give a life-saving gift that literally comes from the heart.
For more information, please contact Peter Margaritis, blood drive chairman, (614) 395-0387.

You’ve seen the TV. Our forces overseas are heavily engaged in combat operations. Please, give a wounded serviceman or servicewoman a great holiday gift — a gift that literally comes from your heart.

 

 

GREAT READ:

6 Ridiculous History Myths (You Probably Think Are True)

 

Everybody knows that people in the past were insane. They wore funny hats, used words like “wherefore,” and don’t get us started on the pants.
But some of the historic anecdotes we love repeating again and again simply aren’t true. As convenient as it may be to think of our ancestors as murder-happy torture enthusiasts, they were crazy, but they weren’t that crazy.

#6. Gun Fights in the Violent Wild West
#5. Stock Brokers Jumping Out of Windows When The Market Crashes
#4. Feminist Bra Burnings
#3. America Goes Crazy Over War of the Worlds
#2. “No Irish Need Apply”
#1. Elaborate Medieval Torture Devices

Read all the details for yourself:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18487_6-ridiculous-history-myths-you-probably-think-are-true.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage

HOLIDAY:

10 Hot Holiday Albums, 2011
Justin Bieber is going bells to the wall this Christmas. That’s right, bells — jingle bells.

But the Biebs, who released “Under the Mistletoe” today (Nov. 1), isn’t the only one getting in on the holiday album action this year. From “Glee” to Carole King, She & Him to Michael Buble — even rapper Ginuwine and wild Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland aren’t above their own form of caroling. Check out 10 holiday albums not to miss this Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Justin Bieber | “Under The Mistletoe”
Between last year’s breakout release “My World 2.0” and next year’s sure-to-be-huge follow-up album, Justin Bieber has headed home for the holidays (with some very special guests) for his first Christmas release, “Under The Mistletoe.” The R&B-heavy album features a mix of original cuts and holiday classics, as well as collaborations with Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Usher and The Band Perry. However, the Biebs can still command an audience on his own — first single “Mistletoe” flew into the Top 20 on the Hot 100, and its music video has 27 million views on YouTube. Read our track-by-track review. — Jason Lipshutz

She & Him | “A Very She & Him Christmas”
If sweet-voiced, throwback acoustic covers of well-known holiday ditties gets you in the mistletoe mood, then Zooey Deschanel has you covered with “A Very She & Him Christmas.” Her third album as She & Him — alongside folk singer-songwriter M. Ward– arrived last week and features covers like “Blue Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home Christmas” and a fitting Beach Boys ode with “Little Saint Nick.” Sure to warm the Grinch-like heart of the hipster on your Christmas list. — Jillian Mapes

“Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2”
After last year’s first edition of “Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album” — which featured Darren Criss and Chris Colfer’s adorable “Baby It’s Cold Outside” duet — sold 931,000 copies (according to Nielsen SoundScan), those crazy McKinley kids return for round two. Out Nov. 14, “Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, Vol. 2” features Mercedes (Amber Riley) belting out a stellar “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and a more traditional “Little Drummer Boy” (by Artie/Kevin McHale) than the, um, interesting rap redo on Bieber’s Christmas album. “Glee” also gives its original songs another go on this 12-track Christmas compilation, nestled up alongside Santana (Naya Rivera)’s sexy “Santa Baby.” — Jillian Mapes

Scott Weiland | “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Though not exactly a Velvet Revolver reunion, hard rock fans get the gift of new music from Stone Temple Pilots/VR singer Scott Weiland this holiday season. The solo effort takes on classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas” and gives them what Weiland calls “a little twist,” ranging in style from big band to reggae. — Chris Payne

Michael Bublé | “Christmas”
Looking for a little classic crooning this holiday season? Michael Bublé has released holiday albums before (2003’s “Let It Snow,” 2010’s “A Holiday Gift For You” EP) but this year, he’s going all out. New LP “Christmas” features the Sinatra-inspired baritone covering holiday standards like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” with plenty of retro jazz flourishes and swooning strings. Still want more? Bublé has an hour-long holiday special planned for NBC, which will feature holiday songs and sketch comedy segments. — Chris Payne

Ginuwine | “A Ginuwine Christmas”
Veteran R&B crooner Ginuwine followed “Elgin,” his latest LP released in February, with this Christmas effort released in mid-October. Covers of “Silent Night” and “Joy To the World” are a far cry from Ginuwine’s “Pony” days, but “12 Days” puts a seductive contemporary twist on the holiday staple. Who knew “two turtledoves” could sound so sexy? — Jason Lipshutz

Carole King | “A Holiday Carole”
Famed singer-songwriter Carol King has been around the musical block, but she just recently dipped her toe into the world of holiday albums with the release of “A Holiday Carole” (get it?). The record, produced by her daughter Louise Goffin, features traditional songs (“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Sleigh Ride”), as well as original holiday tunes across an array of genres, from jazz to Latin. — Jillian Mapes

Jackie Evancho | “Heavenly Christmas”
The age-defying vocals of 11-year-old sensation Jackie Evanchohave an almost magical quality. When the “America’s Got Talent” star performed at the lighting of Washington, D.C.’s national Christmas tree last year, her age-defying soprano reportedly caused rival Democrats and Republicans to lock arms and harmonize through “O Holy Night.” While this may or may not be true, there’s plenty of reason to expect big things from Evancho’s latest collection of classic Christmas renditions. Last year’s “O Holy Night” EP helped make her the year’s top-selling debut artist, so it’s safe to say Justin Bieber won’t be the only member of Billboard’s “21 Under 21” at the top of charts this Christmas. — Chris Payne

“A Skaggs Family Christmas, Vol. 2”
Ricky Skaggs and his kin made a country Christmas classic with their 2005 album, and now the clan is back with Volume Two. The new album, which features ten tracks including favorites like “Joy To The World” and “Silent Night,” comes with a DVD of the family performing at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorum. Skaggs, who was just named Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year at the Inspirational Country Music Awards, takes his Family on an eight city Christmas theater tour of the south and midwest between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  — Jessica Letkemann

“This Warm December: A Brushfire Christmas, Vol. 2
After its first 2008 compilation struck a chord with listeners, Brushfire Records’s second ‘Warm December’ — out in time for Thanksgiving — features original wintertime tunes by the label’s eclectic roster. G. Love turns in a pair, as does Jack Johnson, while Money Mark, Matt Costa, ALO and others have one song each. An album bundle, which includes the record digitally and on vinyl plus a 12-card set autographed by Jack Johnson and a six track preview of upcoming Brushfire releases, is available atThisWarmDecember.com. — Jessica Letkemann

http://www.billboard.com/features/10-hot-holiday-albums-2011-1005460642.story#/features/10-hot-holiday-albums-2011-1005460642.story

 
BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY:
Mark Twain, American classic

This week is Mark Twain’s 176th birthday, as we are informed by the graphic of his character Tom Sawyer that pops up when we Google anything. Twain was the essential and quintessential American writer. He had the misfortune of writing classics, which he sagely defined as books men praise and don’t read. This was uncomfortably prescient, as the copy of his Bigger Longer and Uncut Autobiography currently weighing down my coffee table will tell you. Anyone who comes up with a book’s worth of Alternate Uses for Your Copy of Mark Twain’s Autobiography will automatically top the New York Times bestseller list. So far, “iron” and “doorstop” make the list, but I’m sure there are ways to weaponize it or use it in child-rearing.

http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SNNT_enUS379US379&aq=f&gcx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=mark+twain

 
ENTERTAINMENT:
‘Breaking Dawn’ Birth Scene’s Seizure-Inducing Effects

Reports of the ‘Breaking Dawn’ birth scene spurring seizures in Twilight fans have landed photosensitive epilepsy in the spotlight.

Not since the Pokemon incident of 1997, in which more than 700 Japanese cartoon viewers were hospitalized, have strobe-light-induced seizures garnered so much attention.

“There are many, many things that can induce seizures,” said Dr. Dan Lowenstein, director of the University of California, San Francisco Epilepsy Center. “Certainly flashing lights are one trigger.”
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/breaking-dawn-birth-scenes-seizure-inducing-effects/story?id=15029032&fb_ref=abc-fb-recs#.TtONf2NFu7s

 
MUSIC:
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Weds

Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles had a lot to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving weekend! Jennifer wed her boyfriend of two years, Justin Miller, at a small ceremony at a chapel in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, according to People magazine.

This is the second marriage for Jennifer. Her first marriage ended in divorce in 2007.
http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2011/11/sugarlands-jennifer-nettles-weds.html

BOOKS:

‘The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories’-Dr. Seuss

It’s the literary equivalent of buried treasure! Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, they include “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga ” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash!); “Gustav the Goldfish” (an early, rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water); “Tadd and Todd” (a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins); “Steak for Supper” (about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner); “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision); “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back); and “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself).

In an introduction to the collection, Cohen traces the history of these stories, which demonstrate an intentional and significant change that led to the writing style we associate with Dr. Seuss today. Cohen also explores these stories’ themes that recur in better-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination, or the perils of greed). With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want to miss!

MILITARY:
To All Concerned…

The fourth annual Army-Navy Game Charity Watch of central Ohio will not happen on Dec. 10 at Fort Rapids.  Due to circumstances beyond the control of all board members, charities, sponsors, and venues involved; this year, the Army Navy Watch Football Game Watch Party event will be on hiatus.

We thank all who have worked over the last few years to make this a huge success, and contribute to so many charities.

We will continue to work for philanthropy efforts between now and Memorial Day and Flag Day and Independence Day and Veterans Day and the 2012 Army Navy Game.

This is not a Refection on the Great Charities and Volunteers of the past and present.  Honor Flight.  Marine Corps Family Support Community.  And Toys For Tots.

For any questions or concerns:  please direct them to Pete LuPiba at LuPibaTorrance@yahoo.com

Go Army, Go Navy!!

POLITICS:
Kansas Gov. says staff overreacted to teen’s tweet

 

When a high school senior tweeted that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback “sucked,” among other invectives, reaction at the state Capitol led her principal to demand an apology. Instead, it was the Republican governor offering a mea culpa Monday, forced to admit to a self-described overreaction by his staff that subjected him to ridicule for efforts to police a teenager’s Internet musings.

Emma Sullivan’s tweet from the back of a crowd listening to Brownback speak last week, and her subsequent refusal to write an apology letter, spurred several thousand supporters to rush to her online defense — boosting her Twitter following from 61 friends to more than 12,000 people in less than a week.
The 18-year-old from the Kansas City suburb of Fairway was taking part in a Youth in Government program in Topeka when she tweeted from her cell phone:

 

“Just made mean comments at Gov. Brownback and told him he sucked, in person (hash)heblowsalot.”
http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-gov-says-staff-overreacted-teens-tweet-181521548.html

BUISNESS/PRODUCT OF WEEK:
Want to track Santa? There’s an app for that

Want to keep track of Santa this Christmas? There’s an app for that.
Youngsters can track Santa’s flight with an app from NORAD.

NORAD is the military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the U.S. and Canada. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa on Christmas Eve.

This year, it’s counting down to Santa’s takeoff with the NORAD Tracks Santa app, which is offering games like Elf Toss until the big moment. It is available on Apple products and Android, and social media sites.

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/

YOU DA MAN:
HATS OFF TO THE SOCIAL WORKERS AND JUDGES INVOLVED IN THIS CASE!!!

 

Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care A Cleveland third grader who weighed more than 200 pounds was taken from his mother after officials reportedly said she did not do enough to help the boy, who suffered from a weight-related health issue, to lose weight.

“They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,” the boy’s mother, who was not identified, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It’s a lifestyle change and they are trying to make it seem like I am not embracing that. It is very hard, but I am trying.”

Officials first became aware of the boy’s weight after his mother took him to the hospital last year while he was having breathing problems, the newspaper reported.

 

The child was diagnosed with sleep apnea and began to be monitored by social workers while he was enrolled in a program called “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight” at the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

The boy lost a few pounds, but recently began to gain some back, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. At that point, the Department of Children and Family Services asked a juvenile court for custody of the boy, citing his soaring weight as a form of medical neglect, according to the newspaper.

Taking obese children from their families has become a topic of intense debate over the past year after one high-profile pediatric obesity expert made controversial comments in the Journal of the American Medical Association advocating the practice in acute cases.

“In severe instances of childhood obesity, removal from the home may be justifiable, from a legal standpoint, because of imminent health risks and the parents’ chronic failure to address medical problems,” Dr. David Ludwig co-wrote with Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health.
http://news.yahoo.com/obese-third-grader-taken-mom-placed-foster-care-201731761.html

WHAT THE HE**?:
NYC jury awards family $1M handling of son’s brain

A Staten Island jury has awarded $1 million to a family that sued New York City after learning that their dead son’s brain was on display at the city morgue.

Relatives of 17-year-old Jesse Jerome Shipley say they learned through a macabre coincidence in 2005 that the medical examiner’s office had kept his brain and other organ parts for testing.
According to the Staten Island Advance (http://bit.ly/vHO1I0), classmates of the victim’s sister went on a field trip to the Richmond County Mortuary. They saw a specimen jar containing a brain labeled with Jesse’s name.

The next day, the classmates told Jesse’s 14-year-old sister. She was a passenger in the car crash that had claimed his life two months earlier.
The family said it had to conduct a second burial.

City lawyer Sheila Rossi expressed sympathy for the family’s “tragic loss.”
http://hosted2.ap.org/WBNSTV/54828a5e8d9d48b7ba8b94ba38a9ef22/Article_2011-11-25-Brain%20In%20Jar/id-95e60dc59b7c42e1a3130fd91f1d430f

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?:
Cursing Maryland Man Dressed As Frosty The Snowman Busted At Christmas Parade

A Maryland man dressed as Frosty the Snowman was busted Saturday after he made a “kicking motion” at a police K-9 dog during a Christmas parade, according to cops.

Kevin Walsh, 52, got into an altercation with a Chestertown Police Department officer who rebuked him, since the dog, named Henzo, “might take this as an act of aggression.” Walsh did not appreciate the sidewalk lecture, reported Patrolman James Walker, who noted that Walsh “started to yell at me while he was still in the frosty suit.”

After Walsh struck Walker in the face while removing his costume’s head, he announced, “You can’t fu*king tell me what to do and fu*k you and this is fu*king harassment.” He was subsequently taken to the ground and handcuffed. While being placed in a police cruiser, Walsh allegedly pushed into a second officer.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/frosty-snowman/frosty-the-snowman-arrested-768491

 
BUCKEYES:
Welcome back Coach Meyer. Now please don’t get spanked by the Gators…AGAIN!

RELIGION:
The link below is an interesting Topography of Faith

http://www.usatoday.com/news/graphics/pew-religion-08/flash.htm

BUISNESS:
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BOOKING HOLIDAY EVENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2011! “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”- WARREN BUFFETT

HEALTH:
Foods Additives Make Kids Behave Badlley

Research has shown that the food additives used in hundreds of children’s foods and drinks can cause temper tantrums and disruptive behavior. A Government-funded study confirms what many parents have long suspected about the effect of chemicals put into sweets, biscuits and foods. Colorings in products such as Smarties, Jelly Tots and fizzy drinks could spark behavior changes in up to a quarter of toddlers.

Research into a group of three year-olds found they were more likely to lack concentration, lose their temper, interrupt others and struggle to get to sleep when they drank fruit juice dosed with colorings and preservatives.

Following the study, food watchdog the Food Commission has found that 200 children’s foods and drinks contain one or more of the additives called into question by the research.

The Commission is calling for the additives to be removed from the everyday foods and drinks which appeal to children. Even youngsters with no history of hyperactivity can be affected, said the scientists. They concluded that all children could benefit from the removal of specified artificial food colorings from their diet.

The Food Commission claims it is the first time a Government-sponsored scientific study has corroborated the link between food colorings and preservatives and changes in children’s mood and behavior.
http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp_448792/Which_Food_Additives_Make_Children_Behave_Badly

INSPIRATION:
“Tough times are MINOR to a MAJOR dude!”~LL Cool J

SUCCESS:
U got a dream-u gotta protect it. Ppl cant do something themselves-they wanna tell u u cant do it-If u want something-go get it. Period!-iamdiddy

Since it is Will Roger’s birthday month I thought this was good advice!
“…There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves”

 
QUOTES:
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather than what he longs to attain. ~ Kahlil Gibran

 

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

CLOSING:
It ain’t how you start – it’s how you finish. Boots To Asses And Finish This Bitch Strong”-The Rock (taken from my buddy Joey)

 

 

TO DO:

THURSDAY
Josh Thompson and my buddies from The Lee Ganntt Band play, THE BLUESTONE
World renowned, Andrea Bocelli, graces Nationwide Arena

FRIDAY:
Gift of The Magi plays the Midland Theater in Nerk Ahia

SATURDAY:
A show I wish I was not missing, “Smooth Jazz Christmas” at The Palace Theatre with two of my favorites Dave Koz, Candy Dulfer

MORE TO DO:
Friday and Saturday:
SATURDAY:
Christmas on the Front Line at The Ohio History Center/Ohio Village.

 

It’s Christmas 1861. The war was supposed to have ended by now, but many men and boys find themselves away from their homes and loved ones, some for the first time. Listen as two soldiers at the front share memories of Christmases past and their feelings about spending Christmas on the front line, in this Echoes in Time Theatre performance. For more info: www.ohiohistory.org

ALL WEEKEND:
Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. For more info and times; www.columbuszoo.org

Holiday Fantasy of Lights at Alum Creek State Park. For info and times: www.ohiostateparks.org

Exhibit: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 45th Anniversary Retrospective at The  Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. For more info: www.fpconservatory.org

FUNNIES:
FRIDAY

Funny, “Pimp,” comedian, Katt Williams plays Veterans Memorial

ALL WEEKEND:

Dan Grueter, plays The Funny Bone Comedy Club in Easton Town Center

IN THEATERS:
Dane Cook stars in ‘Answers to Nothing,’ rated “R.”

DVD:
CHICK FLICK, ‘One Day,’ rated “PG-13.” Starring Ann Hathaway
The slacker flick, ‘The Art of Getting By,’ rated “PG-13.”

My pick of the week, the funny, and somewhat heartwarming; ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ rated “R.”

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
A MUST HAVE! Adele  Live at the Royal Albert Hall  Sony Pop/Rock

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
Every Friday join my buddy DJ Chris O at The Filling Station kicking off your weekend with all your favorite hits, and some of the cheapest drinks in town

Pending contract negotiations, every Friday for a New Ladies Night
December 7-12 NFR Finals in Vegas
December 17th Blue Jackets Holiday Game
December 31st Yogi’s  NYE Party
Filling Station NYE Party
Blue Jackets NYE Game
JANUARY 6th PBR 2012 Kick Off at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!!!


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