While many already know that John Boehner is an ass who behaves like an ass, the House Speaker made sure the rest of the world knew that when, at a press conference on the morning of Feb. 11, he told media that Senate Democrats need “to get off its ass and do something(.)”
Hold on to your hats, Hillary fans. Recent polls indicate that Elizabeth Warren could win the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2016 presidential race, recent polls indicate. The Massachusetts senator finished at the top in surveys, released on Feb. 11, of the first two primary states.
It’s Valentine’s Day in February, and in March it’s St. Patrick’s Day — and for April, there’s the holiday of… the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s murder? Well, that’s what the League of the South will be celebrating on April 14, which will be the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination by John Wilkes Booth.
Media mogul minister Pat Robertson may speak too slowly for anyone to get the gist of his messages. And he speaks for far too long on his “The 700 Club” broadcasts, too.
That’s why Jimmy Kimmel recently offered this condensed version of Robertson’s messages on a recent broadcast of his “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show, which airs late-night weekdays on ABC. And this “Collective Wisdom” collection captures the foundation of the Christian Broadcasting Network chairman, who turns 85 this year, in just about 60 seconds. Watch:
Oh, all that non-stop fighting in the Middle East. Israel against Palestine! Arabs fighting Jews! Matzah balls versus maqluba! Is there anything that could make those angry men put down their weapons and think positively for once?
Well, comedienne Chelsea Handler might not have found a sure-thing solution, but at least a positive distraction. To her Instagram account on Jan. 28, she posted a photo from her recent trip to Tel Aviv, where she’s performing at a fundraiser for Sheba Medical Center. And the distraction could stem from a topless photo of the soon-to-be-40 actress atop a camel. (To avoid what might otherwise constitute an R rating of the pic, Handler strategically used stick-on Israeli flags to merit a mere PG-13.)
Here’s Handler’s caption with photo below:
His recent announcement came as no surprise to the many who know of Lindsey Graham, the senior U.S. senator from South Carolina. He continued wearing his campaign season hat of hard-right machismo even after he was re-elected in Nov. 2014, after all. And instead of the off-season centric stance for which he’s criticized by his own party, he’s maintained sharp polarity, leading many to conclude his campaign itch had yet to be scratched. And they’re right – Lindsey Graham is running for president.
Judges in South Carolina are elected, but not by the public. Instead, only state legislators can vote in these special elections held in the capitol building. And one new representative is preparing for these races in a novel, yet unethical, way.
When you learn what the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prevented from coming aboard U.S. flights last year, you might not complain the next time you walk through the airport scanner.
This is a personal and first-person entry – not of the kind I usually post on this site. Since I’ve had a brief absence in contributions to ROBservations, though, I thought my return should include something from the events that have kept me away.
In 2014, I made three trips back to my native home of New Orleans and its surroundings. That’s about an 11-to-12 hour drive, and one that I enjoy (except for the pain in my neck that develops in the ninth hour or so, resulting from me being stuck in the same seating position for so long). I’ve always been a music fan, but not of any one type of genre; I like almost everything. And when taking those three trips last year (two to help a friend’s election campaign in my hometown suburb of New Orleans), I put a lot of thought into picking out the tunes I’d enjoy on the way, probably spending more time selecting the music than I spent packing.
Just choosing favorites isn’t part of the process, though. I’m not claiming these to be the best albums of any genre or of all time – these are simply the ones that I can listen to nonstop during that long drive. I don’t have to skip any songs – each of the tracks in succession seem to develop and follow one another in a progressive sequence without changing the theme – and I can enjoy the long drive a lot more, too. I also skip out on the “best of” and “greatest hits” collections, too. They seem to lack in sequence.
(And, yes – I *do* know how to burn CDs, and I also have an MP3, but for me to go through that in prep for these long trips would take me just about as much time as the drive itself, dammit. I want it simple.)
These are my favorite long-drive selections, in no particular order. These aren’t exactly rare releases or things you’ve never heard of before. You probably know most, if not all, of them, in fact. But for those you’re not familiar with, enjoy the selections picked for each.