Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dick Clark 1929 -2012

It just passed over the wire that Dick Clark of American Bandstand fame, died today. Another cultural icon of my youth is gone.

There is no way that I can imagine Rock & Roll, the true music of America and what it would be without the contribution of Dick Clark who was there at it's birth as well as it's continued growth.

May he rest in peace, for all the joy and pleasure that he brought to people over the years

Monday, April 16, 2012

Light bringer Follies..............

Two quick observations while I am out of my shop.

I find the unraveling "scandal" involving the Secret Service very interesting. IF the allegations are true, the agents were in the wrong and should have the book thrown at them. But, I would bet that something like this would have NEVER occurred with either of the two Bush administrations. (I remember something similar with the Secret Service occurring during the Clinton Administration) If you don't have any respect for your boss, or your boss doesn't have any respect for you, I would suggest that it would be difficult to WANT to do the right thing. I was always taught that you lead by example and the current administration has NOT done this, I am ashamed to say. If I were a Secret Service agent, I must admit it would be very hard for me to take a bullet for the light bringer.

This is a quote that I saw on the Fox Nation web site and also on fellow blogger Drawn Cutlass page. It's from former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton:

"I understand the Obama administration is trying to make the argument that foreign policy is a strength of theirs, using the killing of Osama bin Laden. But the way I would look at it is this: Osama bin Laden was killed while Obama was president–he wasn’t killed because Obama was president."

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's The Law..............

I've had a few folks ask me about my new photo on the blog. It is a picture of Sheriff C.J. Perry and his posse from St. John's County, Florida sometime around the early 1900's. Sheriff Perry is the wide gentleman with the white shirt broad brimmed hat and carrying what appears to be a Single Action Army Colt. This photo was taken just after they had returned from a successful manhunt for an murder suspect.