Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Is the Favre-Childress matter resolved? : FoxSports.com Photo Gallery

Is the Favre-Childress matter resolved?

The parties involved say it is and stuck to that line after the game.
Brad Childress,
in fact, seemed practically eager to talk about it.
But the offensive struggles of the
first half have to make you
wonder whether the matter of audibles is still an issue.

And the Vikings also must be concerned about their special teams.
They allowed
kickoff returns of 57 and 59 yards.
Charles Rex Arbogast - Fox Sports
READ ON...........
Is the Favre-Childress matter resolved? : FoxSports.com Photo Gallery

Monday, December 28, 2009


PLEASE READ, and react!
HUMAN EVENTS Petition To Free the SEALs
by Human Events
READ ON.............


Wednesday, December 23, 2009



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Friday, December 18, 2009

Reid Threatens to Be Grinch who Stole Christmas

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threatens to be the Grinch who stole Christmas. Sen. Reid is saying that he will keep the Senate in session to shove government takeover of health care down our throats on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

This is an outrage! It shows the an absolute disrespect to the most sacred Christian holiday. In an era of political correctness, it is stunning that the Senate Majority Leader is willing to disregard the most sacred of Christian holidays.

In addition to shunning the Christians of America, he is preventing the Senate staff members on the Hill in DC from going home for the holidays. The staff members in Senate district offices will also have to pull longer hours. This will prevent them from being able to spend the Christmas holiday with their families around the country.

Now, there is a major winter storm warning in Washington DC. If the weather is as bad as predicted the ability to travel in and out of DC will be very difficult over the weekend. If the travel is difficult over the weekend, then it will back up into next week making it even more difficult for travel next week during a peak travel period.

If this bill passes the Senate in 2009, the taxes on the health care bill will go into effect on January 1, 2010 but the benefits do not go into effect for another four years. How can it be so important to pass the bill in the next few days when benefits do not begin for years? How can the Senate be so disrespectful to Americans?

Learn more..........

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Grampa sez...check these photo's out, it's Lyla Grace!

Lyla Grace, born today 12-01-2009 9:03 (cst) to Lisa and Chad - 6lb 7oz 20" long Aurora Health Center, Oshkosh Wisconsin

Saturday, November 7, 2009

listen LIVE Sat 6 -10 am (cst) & 2 - 6pm Sun.

Join me LIVE today as my
lil TRAINWRECK of a radio show rages on!
Saturday morning 10-2pm (cdt)

Just hit the LISTEN LIVE link!

NOTE: I monitor/use TWITTER
while LIVE on the air! Tweet me! (requests, etc)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Orianthi in Minneapolis this morning on a whirlwind tour promoting her 'Believe' CD, out in the stores right now!

Yesterday, 11-03-09 she was in Denver promoting her recently
released 'Believe' CD via CHR radio. As she tweeted her day to
loyal followers Tues. evening it would be Minneapolis the next
stop on her whirlwind tour of the US.
That was my cue to get organized to meet, & greet Orianthi &
her bandmates at KDWB fm. The interview was slated for 8:15am
(cst) which meant I would have to be to bed early, and rise very
early for the drive north from Rochester, MN. After some last
minute fact finding and directions to the right building I was at
my post in the 4th floor elevator lobby of the radio station group
by 7:30am. I solemnly stood my post until their arrival about
7:50am. Still enjoying her morning Starbucks, Ori answered all
my questions about her guitar up-bringing, musical influences,
and introduced me to her band-mates. She readily agreed to pose
for a photo before hurrying away into the locked passageways
of the radio station in preparation for the 8:15am interview.
Mission Accomplished! Keep an eye out, and an ear open for
this highly gifted guitar-slinging, pop songstress!


ORI & Steve

I'm still giddy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

NO CAP & TAX....Facts, NOT FICTION on Climate Change!

No single piece of legislation could affect your pocketbook MORE
than this! BE INFORMED, for the mainstream media does NOT
want you to know!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2007 NAS Oceana Air Show


private performance acoustic show at the PC Richard and Son Theater in New York

On 09/09/09, the band gave an exclusive private performance
acoustic show at the PC Richard and Son Theater in New York.
Here's a fan video of Black Gives Way To Blue from that show


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

H.R.45 as Introduced in House: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Record day at Luckenbach, TX

Jennifer Whitney/Express-News

Guitarists in unison broke a world record. READ ON........


Friday, July 31, 2009

A legacy of six-string heroism - Nationmultimedia.com

Andy Timmons, the former guitarist with glam-metal band
Danger Danger, is roaring through Asia conducting axe clinics
and flogging his new Ibanez AT100CL.

READ ON......
A legacy of six-string heroism - Nationmultimedia.com

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Associated Press: House Republicans unveil $700B health care plan

The Associated Press: House Republicans unveil $700B health care plan
READ ON...............

Obama lied and the economy died

By Joan Swirsky
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Please read on..........

Blue Dog Democrats

The Blue Dog Democratic Coalition is a group of 52 moderate and
conservative Democratic Party members of the U.S. House of
Representatives first formed in 1995 to promote, among other
fiscal conservatism and accountability. They got their
name from
former Texas Democrat Pete Geren, who defined
the group as
"members who had been choked blue by extreme
Democrats from
the left."

READ ON.........

Saturday, July 25, 2009

'Guitar god' performs Sunday at Down by the Riverside

This photo a few years old. After a show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI.
From L to R: TWR, Monte Montgomery, Phil Bass (drums), David Piggott
(bass guitar),
TWR daughter Kirstyn.
'Guitar god' performs Sunday at Down by the Riverside

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mayo Clinic Condemns Socialized Medicine Plan

Friends, I am here typing this today because of Mayo Clinic.
For me, it's just that simple. Do yourself a favor and fully
READ the article below. Then formulate your opinion.


Mayo Clinic Condemns Socialized Medicine Plan

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walter Cronkite And The Lunar Landing (CBS News)


Entertainment & Arts - Radio
BREAKING NEWS - the complete initial CBS coverage:

PART 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMmq6bz9nC4&feature=related
PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESeeOGkOVWI&feature=related
PART 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYdbMsV-y94&feature=related
PART 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzfHTQuiiwE&feature=related
PART 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A00rG49KQuU&feature=related
PART 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txbYZvU59fY&feature=related
PART 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19Y5sm6R48&feature=related
PART 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_BBJ8GyjR8&feature=related
PART 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd2LFEhAZVU&feature=related

Wallter Cronkite (1916-2009) didn't just announce JFK's death in the
30 second
clip you often see. He did HOURS of ad-libbed coverage of
this unexpected major
world event, creating the standards and placing
the bar for quality objective
reporting of breaking news that millions
of people would soon follow in their
radio and TV careers.

Above are links to THE FIRST NINETY MINUTES of the breaking
coverage of the JFK assassination as it was presented by
Cronkite on CBS television
(thanks to CBS archives and YouTube).

These are moments of spectacular journalism from a great news
reporter at work,
as it unfolded.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Grassroots Activists Across Nation Frustrated as Washington Moves to Impose Socialized Medicine



Rochester, MN, July 17, 2009 (11am - 12 noon) - Taxpayers from around the country are gathering simultaneously at the home offices of their representatives in the US Congress and the US Senate to voice their opposition to Government Run Health Care. One such Tea Party expected to have a significant turnout has been organized in Rochester at the offices of Rep. Walz and Sen. Klobachar (Northgate Shopping Center) from 11 am to 12 noon. This group is a coalition of ordinary American citizens from all political affiliations that believe in free-market values who are concerned about the direction of this country's fiscal policy.

Some participants also participated in previous Tea Party Protests like the ones that gained national attention on April 15. But many of the participants are first time political activists rallying to express their anger, frustration, and opposition towards more spending, more government, and the elimination of our free market system all of which are problems with socialized health care.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Orianthi: michael jackson, orianthi to play at last farewell

Australian guitarist to perform at farewell... THE blonde guitarist
who featured
in the final video of Michael Jackson rehearsing
before his death has been
revealed as an Adelaide girl.

Orianthi Panagaris, of Hawthorn, has told of her devastation
over the
King of Pop's death late last month, the Sunday Mail
The South Australian-born musician, who is known
professionally as Orianthi,
will perform at Jackson's public
memorial on Wednesday.

She said she had grown close to the superstar since joining
his This Is It
comeback tour and features prominently in the
video of Jackson's final
Los Angeles rehearsal, recorded two
days before his death, that has been
shown extensively
around the world.
"He had this wonderful aura about him,
a beautiful spirit," Orianthi said yesterday.

"It's been a surreal time working with him and it's
devastating what's happened."

Orianthi, 24, was a key part of the concert marathon,
which was to have begun in
London on July 13. She
had been rehearsing with Jackson six days a week for
past three months.

Jackson can be seen dancing with her during the song
They Don't Care About Us
as she plays an intricate
guitar solo. "We practised so much and knew the songs

so well," she said. "Because we rehearsed so much . . .
we knew the parts like
the back of our hands," she said.
For Orianthi, the chance to play with one of the world's
greatest-ever entertainers
was a major coup. "It was so
surreal, I'm a big fan," she said.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pawlenty criticizes climate bill in Congress

Danny Johnston/Associated Press

Tim Pawlenty in Arkansas
Gov. Tim Pawlenty greets reporters before speaking at a Republican
Party of
Arkansas fundraising dinner Friday in Little Rock, Ark.
Read on.........
Pawlenty criticizes climate bill in Congress

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

it's getting close now....this Saturday! 6/27 (and beyond)

This coming
Saturday evening 06/27 on Vh-1.
Filmed LIVE at the Congress Theater inChicago, Il on
March 31st 09.
It would be easy to write these three pioneers
(yes, I said
pioneers) off as they embark on the 6th decade on
the planet,
and the 4th decade of using them same 3 chords to
make some of
the best Texas boogie - blues ever recorded.
Having said that I can
only feel privileged to have had this
opportunity to experience history
in the making, a mere 5 feet
away, stage left.

Use the links below to view the various viewing times available.

ZZ Top -- the major rock band that holds the record for the most enduring line-up of all original members -- had the audience on their feet as they celebrated their 40 year anniversary with an episode of VH1 Storytellers taped at Chicago's Congress Theatre on March 31st 2009. The Texas trio answer questions from the audience, renew one couple's wedding vows, and tell the stories behind such hits as "La Grange" (about the real "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas") and "Sharp Dressed Man" (during the song's video shoot a homeless person started critiquing everything on the set and band and crew went on to follow his advice). Also in the hour, guitarist Billy F Gibbons talks about the band's travails as opening act for Janis Joplin and bassist Dusty Hill shows off his Walter Brennan imitation. In addition to the hits noted above, the episode will feature the band revealing the inspiration and stories behind such classic hits as "Just Got Paid," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Tush."

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What a headache ... : FoxSports.com Photo Gallery

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

06 17 09 Storm Chase - Austin, MN

meet Aubrey Rose! | 06-08-2009 5:58pm (cdt)

Aubrey Rose pictured above, only hours old. Shhh!!
Grandpappy 'TrainWreck' is in fact, very proud.
(need I say more?) How humbling an experience.
Mother & baby doing just fine, and adjusting to each
other, and the new environments. Jaw-drop AMAZING!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Vh-1 Storytellers | ZZ Top | coming 06/27/09

ZZ Top Announce Summer Headlining Shows
ZZ Top have scheduled eight summer headlining dates
that will be held mainly on off nights during their North
American trek with Aerosmith.
The new shows are plotted out from a July 18 concert in
Kinder, La., through a Sept. 17 gig in Salamanca, N.Y.
Meanwhile, click here to watch a clip of ZZ Top performing
their hit "Sharp Dressed Man" from the Texas trio's recently
announced episode of VH1 Storytellers, which premieres June 27.
ZZ Top -- Official Site

NOTE: Some of you by now have heard my mention &
promotion of this Vh-1 Storytellers session. The video
segment above is only a portion of the hour long show.
I do NOT appear in this particular segment with an actual
speaking part. I am located stage left (Dusty's side) right
behind the big, bearded biker-guy.

Navy News Service - Eye on the Fleet

Navy News Service - Eye on the Fleet

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Recipe: Chicken strips with honey mustard sauce

This has been a tough few days, hence, it's Tues. and
I am just getting to a Monday Update now. I have
some major breaking news to report from inside the
'trainwreckradio family', but decide NOT to post
anything until I have photo/s ready to go.
--(that could be later this evening)--

With all of the above said, it's time for you to
investigate more for yourself now by utilizing
the links to the Mayo Clinic House Call weekly
update. Mayo Clinic literally saved my life, and
I wish to share that with you! More on that
'BREAKING NEWS' later. Enjoy the links!




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monte Montgomery - FREE SHOW !!

Think Mutual Bank and KRPR present Monte Montgomery on
July 26 at 7 PM in Mayo Park-Rochester, MN.
Admission is Free!

This singer, songwriter, guitarist has earned praise from both critics
and fellow musicians not only for his stunning and imaginative
six-string work, but also for his abilities as a singer and a
crafter of
ear-catching songs. Guitar Player Magazine listed Monte
as one of
America's Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitarists.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Billy Idol - Cradle of Love

Billy Idol Cradle of love

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He's back! Ten Commandments judge takes on Obama

He's back! Ten Commandments judge takes on Obama

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So....What Now?

This spring and summer, American Majority will be conducting
candidate and activist
trainings around the country. If you want to see your community changed for the
better, now is the time to become equipped. Whether you are a
concerned citizen
concerned about the direction of your town,
state or country or whether you are a
seasoned veteran activist,
our trainings have something for everyone.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eagles - Earlybird Live from 1973

Eagles - Earlybird
Live from 1973
Guitar/vocals - Glenn Frey
Banjo/vocals - Bernie Leadon
Bass/vocals - Randy Meisner
Drums/vocals - Don Henley

This, and the previous post below are truly a FLASHBACK
to 1973 /74.
I was a Junior in High School.
I was also very into the culture of the day.

I was fairly popular in the general school culture,
mainly due to athletics.
But I was also well known
for breaking athletic training rules, and neck-
deep in the party/drug culture.

Thru all that, NEVER have I ever heard 'Earlybird' by the Eagles until
earlier today. ( 1am early at Blip.fm) I was so blown away that I had
to post it here. As a student of stringed instruments that can deliver an
element of TWANG, I have watched it at least 10 times today in hopes
of memorizing chord shapes & switches, but mostly, just to soak in
MORE from the era. (like I really need more) I plopped 'Take It Easy'
in below just to get another taste of the sweetness this band delivered,
not to mention that Linda Ronstadt was also guesting,
along with
Jackson Browne. Linda, one of my 1st 'rockstar' crushes.
Don Felder was now also part of the mix, which signaled a more
sophisticated sound was in the works. I actually remember this
Don Kirschner appearance. I hope you can gain some enjoyment
from both video's. (what would we do without YouTube?)


Eagles - Take It Easy Live from 1974

Eagles - Take It Easy
Live from 1974 - Don Kirschner's Rock Concert
Guitar/vocals - Glenn Frey
Lead guitar - Don Felder
Guitar/vocals - Bernie Leadon
Bass/vocals - Randy Meisner
Drums/vocals - Don Henley

Monday, May 25, 2009

ZZ-Top on Vh1 & Vh1classic - Storytellers!

A new VH1 Storytellers episode
starring ZZ Top will premiere
June 27 on the cable network.
The show, which commemorates
the Texas blues-rock trio's 40th
anniversary, was taped March 31
at Chicago's Congress Theatre.
The program also will debut July 4
on the VH1 Classic and Palladia channels.

Meanwhile, frontman Billy Gibbons reports
that ZZ Top are hoping to release their
upcoming studio album "before we celebrate
our 41st anniversary."

PR Newswire

Imagine ZZ-Top playing a LIVE set in your living room.......that's what this was like!
I was thrilled to be seated on stage for the entire taping, a mere 5 feet from the band as they played thru their set. (stage left, 2nd row) One of the
questions I submitted prior was used for this session,
so obviously, I was afforded the opportunity to ask the
question myself.
Yet another item to check off my bucket list!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One more......LIVE at Rockfest

Tickets go on sale soon! ~STYX~ w/REO Speedwagon

Just a few more days before tickets go on sale
for ~STYX~ & REO Speedwagon at the MN
State Fair over the Labor Day weekend.
The photo above was taken almost 5 years ago.
It has been almost 4 years since I've last seen
them LIVE, that being a show here in Rochester,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hubble needs to be pursued beyond Hubble!

As a species, we could certainly do worse with
regards to spending tax dollars on questionable
projects. In my view Hubble should be considered
a 1st step. You?

Monday, May 18, 2009

2 hour season finale in less than 15 minutes...(tick, tock, tick, tock)

We know that Jack will make it because FOX has said
they are already to start working on next season.
So......who will NOT make it to next season?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Keith Urban returned to St Paul Thurs. evening

Photo: Tom Wallace, Star Tribune
Please use the URLs below to view photos & video,
along with a typical local-yocal concert review from
the St Paul Pioneer Press. (I thought one was enough)

THE BASICS: 2 hour show, which included a 2 song encore.
I have always wanted to get a dose of Keith Urban guitar
fretboard wizardry. Well, I got it! At times, even jaw-drop good!

Enjoy the links!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mission accomplished (cont.)

Mission accomplished ! (ROUND ONE)

A nice road trip to
SE WI. It's always
enjoyable visiting
the old stomping
grounds, even
I really
don't STOMP

much anymore.

The blue-haired
woman running
the greenhouse
had no clue about
the righteous history
of this particular
strain of pepper,
so I brought her up-
to-speed. (she got
my best pepper-rant)

I ended up giving some plants to all three of

my daughters, and my brother Jerry who I
knew would be absolutely thrilled to get his
hands on some of these.

The plants transplanted nicely and are on the deck hardening
to their new environment as I type this. It's kind of cool &
blustery today as a cold front
has just plowed through.
ROUND ONE is well underway!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A pepper run to SE Wisconsin!

Beaver Dam Pepper
A Hungarian heirloom local favorite brought to Beaver Dam,
WI by the
Joe Hussli family in 1929 (my Great Uncle- RIP).
Elongated 5 to 8 inch
slightly wrinkled peppers have excellent
flavor with flesh that's crunchy
and mildly hot when seeded.
It gives a nice zip to sandwiches, stuffed
peppers and salsa.
The 15 to 18 inch plants yield an amazing number of

fruits that ripen from lime-green to red.

Last year I was able find my plants right here in Minnesota. Sadly,
the grower who mailed my plants to me thru the US mail last year
passed away earlier this year. His family has canceled their mail
program for this growing season.

This means road trip to south eastern Wisconsin early Tuesday
arriving in Beaver Dam around 9 am. Of course,
this also means that I
should be able to surprise some family
and friends.

Hmm?? I better take at least 1 guitar, too!
(I feel a jam-session coming on)


Friday, May 8, 2009

it's OFFICIAL.....my acoustic guitar HERO is coming to town

I have now lived in SE Minnesota for almost 6 years, moving here
from the Valley
Of The Sun, Mesa, AZ (metro-Phoenix). One of
the first things I did after the dust
settled was investigate the local
music scene. Before I knew it I was standing in
the office of the
director of
Rochester Civic Music. Director Steven Schmidt afforded
me almost an hour to state my case as to why it would be prudent
to book
Monte Montgomery to his summer concert line up. I
explained to Mr Schmidt what a
'Montiac' is (self proclaimed fan),
and how his fan base has a history of traveling
great distances.
He listened intently to my rant, and a CD of Monte
'bootlegs' I
prepared. Many of the bootleg offerings were recorded directly
off the soundboard
from various small, Texas venues & clubs.
Those same bootlegs were gifts from other
hell-bent Montiac's who
were equally affected by
Monte Montgomery's amazing talents and
virtuosity. Despite my fanatical enthusiasm and effort to get my foot

in the door, I saw nothing positive become of that initial effort, but
persistent, none the less.

Each new year since my original 'rant' I would send reminders to
Mr Schmidt...to no
avail! Finally, a management change for Monte
would prove to positive, not only for
Monte himself, but In addition
to sending annual reminders to Mr Schmidt, I would
also send a
reminder to Monte's management to consider looking at Rochester,
as a viable stop on a summer tour. Plain and simply, this
community has an excellent
city-run program that brings quality
entertainment to town throughout the calendar
year. Well, I believe
the stars and planets have aligned sometime earlier this year,

as the news came down the pike from Pollstar.com that Monte
Montgomery would be performing 'Down By The Riverside' in Mayo
Civic Park in late July. After numerous
e-mails back & forth with the
Rochester Civic Music staff, and a little patience,
the official word
arrived yesterday via the OFFICIAL Rochester Civic Music website.

Monte Montgomery still brings people together from afar. Even
YouTube is saturated with his material, seeing this guy
perform LIVE and in living color is still
a special event for any
'Montiac'. We Montiac's tend to look around at his shows for

the 'slack-jaws', and the looks of amazement and perma-smiles
that seem to be
very prevalent at a Monte Montgomery
performance. I myself was inspired to learn
to play guitar because
Monte Montgomery, period! (end of story). Actually, that in
itself is a story in itself, so I'll save that one for another day.

In closing, please investigate more for yourself on
Monte Montgomery. Perhaps he will inspire you, as he has
inspired me!



Thursday, May 7, 2009

WARNING: Some may find the following image disturbing

OK......so I've taken a few days away from this blog.
I was so in[[[[ SHOCK ]]]]]] I found it hard to find
a topic that would be interesting, so I stayed away.
It's like.........another confirmation that Bazzar-O-World
is here! We're living it! I mean really..it is, we are!
I could make a list to prove my point.
I'm now wondering if I should go out and buy I telescope
so I can personally monitor whether the killer asteroid or
comet is near. I'd like to know. I have the astronomical
skills and abilities.

But wait......wheeww! That was close! Looks like it's NOT
going to happen. However, I still stand by my claim that we
have entered a very unusual point in time. I may go out
and buy a scope anyway. Yet another Bazzaro day in the
political world, too........but I'll behave today!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

you know how sometimes you can go nuts! ??

well...that was the deal with this song! Sometimes BLIPVILLE
http://blip.fm can drive a person nuts! A few of us were on a
Fleetwood Mac rampage late Monday evening. I got sick of posting
covers, so I had to get this posted pronto! Sometimes music does
that to
me...that's why I love it! Quite frankly...it doesn't get better
than this!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Gov Tim Pawlenty speaks at Tax Cut Rally 05-02-09

This, one of the highlights to an outstanding event on the MN
Capitol grounds on Saturday. Gov Pawlenty was clear, concise
and humorous to drive home his point; his veto pen is ready!

May 2nd Tax Cut Rally-Capitol steps-St Paul, MN

One might think that Minnesota's formal
Tea Party Protest was late since Saturday's
date was May 2nd. Not the case. A formal
Tea Party was held on April 15th, just as
yours was. Today's event was something
separate from that; a follow-up of sorts.
Today's event was the annual Tax Cut Rally.
Again, ANNUAL! Several thousand concerned
tax payer's turned out on this beautiful early
May Saturday to put an exclaimation point to
the Tea Party's of April 15th.

Yes, it is routine for like-minded Minnesotan's
to demonstrate annually as legislators will
sometimes work through the weekend on the
State's budget. That was certainly the case this
past weekend as MN Gov.Tim Pawlenty helped
lead the chants from the lawn of the capitol
building. Mr Pawlenty promised that his "veto pen
was ready"! Other noteable speakers included
US Rep Michelle Bachmann (R), and local
talk-radio host Jason Lewis who was
instrumental in the organizational and
promotion of this
annual event.
Lewis was also considered keynote speaker
for the event.

--We "Right Wing Radicals" (as Janet Napolitano
would have it) made the TV news on ABC. (see video)

--You might remember Congresswoman
Michelle Bachmann from this monumental grilling! (see video)

US Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)

--Steve Richards PhotoStream from the
05/02/09 Tax Cut Rally

Right Wing Radicals? WATCH THE VIDEO !!

I awoke to a pleasant
surprise this morning.
The ABC television
affiliate in the Twin
Cities, KSTP was the ONLY
mainstream television media
to make any mention of
yesterday's Tax Rally on
the Capitol lawn in St Paul.
I'm actually in the video.

I'm the guy wearing the sign on my chest that says "Right
Wing Radical". That statement is a sarcastic response to
the recent statement by Homeland Security Chief Janet
Napolitano that certain elements from the "RIGHT"
will be closely watched. WATCH THE VIDEO!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

holy crabcakes Batman!

I always look forward
to opening my e-mail
when I notice that my friend Kylie from
Australia has dropped me a line. Often she sends
stuff like this. Australian's obviously know that
mother nature
has bestowed upon them some very
inhabitants to their corner of the world.

COCONUT CRABS (Birgus latro)
Fancy putting the bins out and finding this

Coconut Crab (Birgus latro) is the largest terrestrial arthropod in
the world. It is known for its ability to crack coconuts with its
strong pincers in order to eat the contents.

It is sometimes called the robber crab because some coconut
crabs are rumored to steal shiny items such as pots and silverware
from houses and tents.

The second photo gives you a good idea of how large these crabs
are - a coconut crab is seeking food from a black trashcan.

The coconut crab is a large edible land crab related
to the hermit crab, and are found in the tropical
Indian and Pacific Oceans .
They eat coconuts for a living! How would you
like to be on an island and come across a crab
that is more than 3 feet from head to tail and
weighs up to 40 pounds, with a pair of large
pincers strong enough to open coconuts!
They can climb trees too, but they only eat coconuts
that have already fallen to the ground. Coconut crab
meat has been considered a local delicacy.