Another tremendously talented American who had riches and fame beyond most people's dreams has killed herself with drugs.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The New York Mercantile Exchange saw oil hit $106 per barrel on Monday, sending gas prices and food prices through the roof. The cost of living is about to skyrocket with no end in sight. Economists say those hit hardest should consider dying. President Obama released a million acres of Gulf of Mexico waters to offshore drilling Tuesday. That should help drivers quickly. Gas prices hit an ...
KANSAS CITY, Kansas – Barring some big political development that again upends the conventional wisdom, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still seems poised to win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? The New York Mercantile Exchange saw oil hit $100 a barrel Monday. It's over Persian Gulf tensions. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles just installed coin-operated telescopes on the balcony so you can see the price of gasoline with the naked eye. NASA marked the 50th anniversary Monday of John Glenn of Ohio's first orbiting the Earth. The first men to fly, the Wright brothers, were also ...
BEVERLY HILLS - God bless America, and how's everybody? Joseph Kennedy III filed for Congress Tuesday for the seat left by Barney Frank. He's RFK's grandson and Teddy's nephew. Young Joe is a Middlesex County prosecutor, and only someone from Middlesex can bridge the gap between the Kennedys and Barney Frank. President Obama attended a fund raising dinner in Beverly Hills Wednesday hosted by movie comedian Will Ferrell. It was a hot ticket. People in ...
The GOP presidential contest is officially out of control. We blame Mitt Romney. While the race has been winnowed down, it is still fluid, and one of four candidates could be chosen to battle against Barack Obama in the fall election. Problem is, once the nominee is chosen he may be so bloodied that he will limp into the contest with Obama mortally wounded by his home team. Nomination battles are meant to be intramural ...
As our country goes to pot, I find myself more focused on personal matters, such as this item from ABC News: Scientists may soon find a cure for baldness.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Oliver Stone's 25-year-old film maker son, Sean, converted to Islam while he was in Iran Tuesday. He changed his name to Ali in a Shiite conversion rite. You know how every generation wants to do better than their parents at attacking the United States. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at home by a machete-waving thief who made off with a thousand dollars. Democrats worry. The ...
Sometimes, the very thing that could serve to become our demise becomes our pathway to victory when we choose to face it head-on and humble ourselves long enough to ask for a little help from the Almighty.
In the week following Halloween, Jimmy Kimmel's stunt involving kids and their candy climbed to over 20 million views on YouTube. But public fascination with the gag doesn't change the fact that it is cruel and sadistic. It underscores the worst elements of mass media and social media, and the incendiary possibilities of combining the two.
God bless America, and how's everybody?
Here we go again. Pointing to a conservative study, Gov. Rick Perry proclaimed, "The discussion's over. The debate's over. The proof is in. Texas wins." And who did we beat? California, of course. It's enough to make you wonder if little Ricky got enough love growing up on the dirt farm. Someone get this kid a 4-H ribbon so the grownups can talk, because we've got some work to do.
I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake.
Ahh. Thanksgiving. Best Holiday Ever! Love it all. The fact that a national holiday falls not on a Monday but a Thursday. How wacky is that? A regular Thursday in dead-solid center fall. Where the weather could be 80 and sunny, or 20 and snowing. Or, in certain parts of the Midwest, both.
Since June when the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization bill, tens of thousands of stories and broadcasts have been devoted to comprehensive immigration reform. Yet only a handful have outlined the bill's most crucial feature, namely that it will in most cases give immediate legal status and therefore work authorization to between 11-20 million illegal immigrants. On top of that, 20 million more overseas workers will be issued non-immigrant work ...
If this column needs a subtitle, let it be "Where The Rubber Meets The Vinyl."
It's been an up and down, rough and tumble, crazy, sad, frustrating year for America the Beautiful so far.
Sure, the country isn't doing so well at the moment, but there are still plenty of reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
As I have done at Thanksgiving for many years, I want to proclaim some of the things for which I am thankful on this uniquely American holiday.
It's not every day that Democrats and Republicans get to shake their fist in the same direction. That honor goes to Education Secretary Arne Duncan whose insult against "white, suburban moms" whose "child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were" has sparked outrage from the tea party to teachers unions-not to mention the PTA moms who are heavily invested in their children's schooling. Sec. Duncan is still walking back his remarks, but if a ...
The saying, "A picture is worth 1000 words" is so true. In the case of my four month old grandson, we have a book started. Still nothing compares to actually holding, squeezing his chubby legs, or getting Bob to laugh out loud. As we enter the holiday season, families across the country hardly need a reminder that November 24th through the 30th is designated as National Family Week.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you," declared Nietzsche.
In 2006 I came up against a holiday deadline crunch, so I turned my column over to Turpy, the beloved eight-year-old Golden Retriever/Chow mix who had turned up at our doorstep as a puppy.