So, when the news broke yesterday that everyone’s favorite party crasher, Tareq Salahi, is running for Governor in 2013, I couldn’t help but to laugh out loud.
After all, he is being sued by the Commonwealth of Virginia for alleged violations of the Virginia Consumer Protections Act with his business venture, VirginiaWineTour.com. I guess the Commonwealth of Virginia could use a party crasher-in-chief as their next Governor. However, I doubt he will get the money or the traction necessary to beat the two declared candidates: Ken Cuccinelli or Bill Bolling for the nomination.
It looks like the Republican primary will certainly be interesting come 2013. Also, TMZ has the candidate’s filing form on their site.
For those in Northern Virginia, if you listened to WTOP on Fridays, you would typically hear Mark Plotkin’s Friday Politics Program. This program would often feature Plotkin’s interviews with various local politicians and candidates about the issues facing the area. It was a great program, even if Plotkin’s politics were liberal leaning.
Imagine my surprise when I read that Plotkin and WTOP have parted ways, creating a void on Fridays. The Washington Post reported today that the decision came as a surprise to many Washingtonians who listened to his commentary, especially when it came down to voting rights in D.C. WTOP would not release any additional details, but it has been speculated that Plotkin’s behavior could be the cause of the separation. Prior to WTOP, he hosted a show with WAMU about politics. He left WAMU in 2002.
While Plotkin’s presence on the airwaves will be missed by some in the D.C. Metropolitan area, it will be interesting to see who will fill the void at WTOP in the meantime.
My roommate and I were watching 80s cartoons (thanks to YouTube) that we watched while growing up. As a kid, I loved Jem (watched her religiously and even had the Jem barbie doll, who later became a cat toy for my parents’ cat, Ellie Mae), She-Ra, Fraggle Rock, The Smurfs, and The Snorks. It is amazing how much cartoons have changed, but it is always great to celebrate what was once there for our enjoyment in the 80s.
Normally, you do not hear pro-life messages in the entertainment industry. Usually, you see more entertainers trying to push their love for abortion into various TV shows, etc. God forbid, you speak out on behalf of the family.
Nick Cannon, who has released several R&B music releases and is married to Mariah Carey, recently released a powerful song called “Can I Live?” Basically, the song focuses on his mother, who went to seek an abortion in 1979, and decided to change her mind to have Cannon. Hopefully, this song will impact this generation to stand in favor of the family. Cannon’s mother made a wise choice, and now, her son is able to impact people with this powerful message.
I decided to bring back the Rock On segment with a new twist. With the rainy weather, I decided to add a little insight into my music library. I really do listen to everything (ranging from R&B, Rock, Country, Metal, Punk, Jazz, Blues, and Big Band stuff), but one of my favorites is Mr. Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.
Today’s Rock On segment features Sinatra singing one of my favorites, “The Way You Look Tonight.” It transports me back to the black and white movies, where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced the nights away. Enjoy!
Today was gorgeous. There was not a cloud in the sky and it was a great day of fellowship with friends. I went to see “An American Carol” featuring Kevin Farley, Leslie Nielsen, and Jon Voight. It was a great movie that provided some funny moments, while sharing a strong conservative message. I would strongly encourage everyone to watch the movie.
Otherwise, this Sunday provided some joyous news from the Sports front, as the Washington Redskins beat the arch-rival Philadelphia Eagles 23-17. It appears that this fan has caught “Hail to the Redskins” fever.
Facebook might be one of the greatest networking tools in America. I would have never guessed in a million years that I would be able to catch up with old friends but meet new friends in the process. Facebook is a place to network with like-minded individuals, and it is a great tool for political activism.
Tonight, I had the opportunity to virtually meet another blogger through Facebook, SWAC Girl. She was one of the many bloggers who had a profound influence on my jump into the blogosphere, and it is always great to meet with fellow conservative friends. We are both attending the upcoming Americans for Prosperity Defending the American Dream summit, which will be held in Crystal City (gotta love, my fair city…heehee) and is a great conference.
If you don’t have a Facebook account, sign up and be surprised on who you will meet. While you’re at it, friend me too.