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Makes me smile.

Triumph, Conan’s Insult Dog, Watches the World Cup……

….in NYC Borough’s Bars !

Triumph ! In all his cigar chomping snarkilicious form ……


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A Father’s Day Tradition, Ode to a Tragic Character

From Carousel…Happy Father’s Day Weekend!

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Manhattanhenge ! Because, New York !

First, a little history of Manhattanhenge…which should get you in that New York state of mind 🙂

More beautiful photos of “sweet sun porn” compiled at Gothamist

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Stuff That Makes Me Smile……When Politics makes my head spin

….Always, 5th Grade boys and a talent show. From GMA via AOL, whatev…err, go to Daily Mail 😉 Happy!

The boys’ routine at W. A. Porter Elementary School April 11 went swimmingly, and the “Good Morning America” anchors were amazed.

‘Oh my gosh, this is amazing. These are fifth graders? These are fifth graders, ten and 11-year-olds.’

KDFW sat down with some of the boys and they spilled what was
The video has since created a splash on social media.

One user commented, ‘This is one of the most hilarious videos that I have watched in a long time! Talented and funny kids!’

Another said, ‘I had to watch this again, because … I still haven’t stopped laughing after the first 100 or so times. Great job guys!’most difficult about the routine.

‘Meet Grayson, Mason, Jack, Trent, Matthew and Drew. Each boy had his own challenge. ‘It was when we dove and we crossed each other.,’ one said. ‘For me, it was putting my feet up because I don’t have really great balance.’

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Footgolf ! It’s coming here….

Well, it’s in Northern Virginia now.

“The premise is exactly the same as regular golf,” says Mark Wesolek, regional manager for Billy Casper Golf.

“You kick the ball off the tee as your tee shot, make an approach shot and ideally two-putt to make a par on a par-4 hole.

Footgolf is, essentially, a hybrid of soccer and golf.

“You play it down,” Wesolek says. “Regular golf rules apply.”

Two footgolf courses opened this spring in Northern Virginia: General’s Ridge, in Manassas, and Lake Ridge Golf Course, in Woodbridge.

“The excitement is huge. It’s going to be the sport of the year,” says Marcy Janet, general manager at General’s Ridge Golf Course.

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Achmed Selfie with his Bestie

Yes it’s a photoshop, I checked it out 😀

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Another Epiphany, 2014 Sochi Olympics Edition

Was this the beginning of “boobless” Ladies Olympic sports ? Rigby, then Oksana?

As a recovering Rink Mom and Gym Rat Mom, good luck to all 😀

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A Debate called Clash of the Titans: Crack for Political Junkies

Yesterday I sat less than a hundred feet from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Jay
Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, former senior advisers to President Barack Obama. Also, Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, moderated, posing questions and reading others submitted by audience members on the topic: “Presidential Power: Has the Executive Branch Gone Too Far?” I was in political junkie heaven.

Newt Gingrich gives his opening remarks at the start of Regent University's 11th annual Clash of the Titans debate Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Regent University in Virginia Beach. The debate was intended to focus on the topic of presidential power, yet both parties spoke on various topics. (Rich-Joseph Facun | The Virginian-Pilot)

Newt Gingrich gives his opening remarks at the start of Regent University’s 11th annual Clash of the Titans debate Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Regent University in Virginia Beach. The debate was intended to focus on the topic of presidential power, yet both parties spoke on various topics. (Rich-Joseph Facun | The Virginian-Pilot)

I’m a huge fan of Musical Theater and travel to the NYC Mothership, Broadway, often to get my fix, also to local regional theater and high school productions for a quick hit. Same with my love for politics, a rally here or there, Democrats, Republicans and new movements (Tea Party!) that feeds my love for the American political process.

Sometimes my worlds even collide!

Margaret Matray of the Viginian-Pilot gives a nice overview of the whole event, but I think she missed the passion I felt. If I may Ms Matray….

~ The Host audience of 799 were RegentU students and supporters of Pat Robertson, plus me. Dr. Robertson’s seat was only 4 from mine and he gave the same courteous responses to the Obama guys’ statements as I did. Plouffe and Axelrod played a tough crowd and won them over. Not necessarily in agreement, but their “civil tones”. Guess that’s how they earn the Biggie Buck$ on the speaking circuit, but they earned combat pay on this gig 🙂

~Dana Perino should be on the top of the list to moderate 2016 Presidential Debates, especially for the Final Two. She was sweet, respectful and oh so funny, especially when she let the OT food fights keep going. I loved her snarky about the day she left the Bush White House and thinking she’ll never have a job harder than that, until she started working with Bob Beckel (The Five on Fox).

~Jay Sekulow knocked my socks off. He’s a constitutional lawyer who happens to argue SCOTUS cases and I could tell, despite my never having heard of him, why he wins most of them. Guess I don’t watch enough Fox News to have missed him as a “contributer”. As both sides of this Clash debate knocked the Supremes pretty hard. He set the record straight, it’s not the Supreme Court, it’s the fools who disagree with their judgements, and the “elections have consequences” is the real rule of the land. BAZINGA ! <—sorry, couldn't help that, but it's what I thought.

~Newtie, buy his books/snork. The US is not doomed, low informed voters are. Stop beating ourselves up, yada, yada, yada. He even picked on his debate partner's, Sekulow, claims the SCOTUS Rulez, Newt: No they don't, weakest link in the Constitution, Voters, Strongest link.

~Plouffe/Axelrod,drove an important point home, but I stopped paying attention to Team Obama long after I resigned from Team Edwards (before he fell from zippergrace) and was thrown off TeamKosDU for not supporting Obama unconditionally in 2008. Don’t get me started on why I never joined Team Hillary, she crapped out before I had a Dem backup choice 😦 Ok, I digress, they won. Team Obama WON. It was ugly to hear, but they were right. The Davids slew the Goliath Audience yesterday, and we were nodding. Kudos to our American Political Process, right?


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Behind the Silly Scenes: Congress Negotiates with a Laughtrack

No, really. This is how it’s all playing out in my head anyhow. Obama and Boehner for all the marbles?

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The World (sorta) According to Miley

I think Miley Cyrus is a lot smarter (maybe playing dumb like a fox?) than we’ll admit to, or as one tabloid asked: Is Miley really a younger, cuter Andy Kaufman? You decide:


I do remember enjoying “Hannah Montana” with my then 5-something twin granddaughters during this truly adorable Miley phase, which certainly set her apart from the rest of the Princes and Princesses in the Disney Stable:

While looking for that clip I couldn’t believe all the old Hannah Montana shows on YouTube, go look ! Smart as a whip that girl was, yessireee. We’ll see. The real test will be if she avoids the meltdowns (twerking doesn’t count) that affected the Lindsays, Britneys and Amandas. I’m rooting for Miley, it’s up to you Billy Ray and Tish.

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