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Saying Goodnight To Leno’s Tonight Show

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Wow. I forgot that Jay Leno was stepping down as “Tonight Show” host at the end of this month. Then again, he’s leaving that show to do a similar program at 10 p.m. on the same network, so it’s not like he’s disappearing off the face of the earth. I still don’t get why NBC is doing this, but what do I know? I always liked Leno over Letterman anyway. Here’s wishing Jay the best. Still won’t watch his show.

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May 31, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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Manny Up And Let The Voters Decide

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So yesterday I made my opinion about Manny Ramierez and the possibility of him starting in this year’s All-Star Game. Well I was flipping channels and came across some pinhead on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” giving Man-Ram some PR advice. I didn’t catch all of the segment, but basically this guy was saying that Manny should encourage the fans out there to vote for “deserving” players. Players that are actually helping their teams to victory.

What a crock of shit.

Look, I make no bones about my opinion on letting fans vote for all-star teams. However, I WANT Man-Ram nation to vote early and vote often. Expose this travesty that is MLB’s All-Star Game for all that it is. Hell, I may vote a few times online. After this letter was read, there was some talk about how if Manny would start in the All-Star Game that it would just keep the steroid questions coming from the media. Yeah, like there won’t be any other roided-up All-Stars.

Remember, if ESPN doesn’t like something, it’s a battle worth fighting from the other side.

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May 31, 2009 at 8:40 pm

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Viva Las Vegas

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So today I was reading the Sunday newspaper, and I came across this article. Basically, it’s about a county in Pennsylvania flyover country. Just some more blahblah about the HUSSEIN RECESSION. And while the bit about a local public official encouraging residents to plant (crisis?) gardens gave me a flashback…

Fulton County commissioners recently advised residents to plant gardens to help get through the tough times.

…what really got my attention was this part at the end.

John Piper, the former receiving clerk at General Fasteners, has a plan. He may withdraw all the money he had saved in his 401(k) — $1,100 — “put myself on a bus” and head to Las Vegas to look for work.

“It scares me,” Piper said. “But I’ve got to make it one way or another.”

Las Vegas? The Las Vegas that is experiencing one of the worst economic downturns in the ENTIRE COUNTRY? That Las Vegas?

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Just checking.

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May 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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Down Payment ASSistance

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What a great idea. Enable people who might not be able to afford a house the opportunity to do so. Nothing can ever go wrong when this sort of thing happens.

With this funding provided under the “Stimulus” Bill, I guess now real-estate agents are now classified as “shovel-ready” occupations.

In a policy change that could benefit thousands of people, the federal government announced Friday that its tax credit for first-time homebuyers can now be used to help pay closing costs on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

The economic stimulus bill passed in February allows first-time homebuyers a tax credit equal to 10 percent of the home’s purchase price or $8,000, whichever is less, when they file their federal income taxes. But under the plan announced Friday, buyers using FHA-insured loans will be allowed to treat the tax credit as additional down payment funds, or use it to pay for the closing costs that are typically incurred when a mortgage is funded.

“Families will now be able to apply their anticipated tax credit toward their home purchase right away,” said Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversees FHA.

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May 31, 2009 at 12:02 am

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Dream Over? Probably Not

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So that Susan Boyle chick didn’t win some big talent show thing over in England.

She gave a final curtsey, a shimmy of her hips, and walked off stage, leaving the winners to perform an encore. But it’s unlikely that finishing second on “Britain’s Got Talent” Saturday night to a dance troupe called “Diversity” will be the end of Susan Boyle’s showbiz dream.

The 48-year-old church volunteer became an Internet phenomenon after she auditioned for the television talent show, her show-stopping voice combining with her frumpy appearance to make her a must-see on YouTube.

Life goes on.

Actually, what really prompted my response to this story was the stupid-ass headline to this article:

Dream over: Boyle finishes 2nd in reality show

Yeah, because now that she finished second, NOBODY is going to try and sign her for other projects. Good gravy. The first paragraph in this story even says this lady’s “showbiz dream” will continue.

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May 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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He Shoots, He Scores (In Game 1)

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So I have Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on in another room. I’m not actually watching the game, but it’s near the end of the first period. The Wings scored first, but Pittsburgh just scored seconds ago to tie the game at 1-1.

Now I don’t know who is going to win this game, or the series. However, this year it didn’t take the Penguins TWO GAMES and change to score their first goal. You take any victory, no matter how small.

I’m not a Shittsburgh homer, so if the Pens lose to a better team that’s fine with me. However, it will be interesting to see if this Stanley Cup Final will be a “passing of the torch” in some ways. But I’m getting way too ahead of myself. There are at least 220 more minutes of hockey to play before making these lame assertions.

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May 30, 2009 at 8:57 pm

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Idol: Red v. Blue

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Wow, I guess this season’s “American Idol” really was a Red State v. Blue State.

First I heard this about this season’s runner-up.

After Lambert’s performance with Queen on the “Idol” finale last week, guitarist Brian May told Rolling Stone magazine that he’d like to explore the possibility of a prolonged collaboration between Queen, which came to fame with famously flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury, and the famously flamboyant Lambert.

And now the winner, who I heard is from Arkansas, is going to be on Hickabee’s show.

“American Idol” winner Kris Allen is already thinking about getting into politics.

The 23-year-old acoustic crooner from Conway, Arkansas, duets with Mike Huckabee (HUCK’-a-bee’) during an appearance on the former Arkansas governor’s Fox News Channel show scheduled to air Saturday.

Huckabee, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination last year, backs up Allen on bass for The Beatles’ “Yesterday.”

During the appearance, Allen asks: “Maybe someday I could be the Governor of Arkansas, right?”

Huckabee replies: “It’s a great gig. It really is.”

I don’t follow “American Idol” at all, but I seem to remember a few years ago there was some County/Rock’nRoll matchup for a previous finals competition. Meh.

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May 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

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