On The Internets 08.13.2010 (Friday the 13th!!)
- Yeah, so it's Friday the 13th. Ooooh...scary, right? Well, since I was born on the 13th, it has never been much of an issue for me. ABC News has assembled a list of ways one can spend their Friday the 13th. Examples range from visiting the hotel where The Shining was filmed to visiting a supposedly haunted mansion in Jamaica.
- President Obama signed into law the $600 million border security bill. This president has spent more on border security than any previous president, has deported more illegals than any previous president, and has placed more troops at the border than any previous president. Yet, because he refuses to support a blatantly illegal Arizona law that would codify racial profiling, he is consistently attacked by his critics for being "soft" on border security. I guess facts never play into the narrative the right loves to invent about this president.
- She's at it again. Republican Senatorial candidate from Nevada, Sharron Angle, is now claiming that the United Nations is unconstitutional. "The United Nations resides on our soil and costs us money. We are – I don’t see any place in the Constitution — in those eight priorities — about the United Nations." Oy, what is this woman smoking!? Has she ever even read the Constitution? I recommend she look into Article II which states that the president "shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.” The UN is a treaty organization, and President Truman had it ratified by the Senate. Explain again, Ms. Angle, how it is not constitutional?
- KISS are planning to record a cover of Paul McCartney & Wings' 1975 hit "Venus and Mars/Rockshow" for an upcoming tribute album to McCartney. It is no secret that both Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are huge Beatles fans. I'm optimistic that the cover will be decent since the last time KISS recorded a cover ("Do You Believe in Rock n Roll Radio?" by Ramones) was really good. Here is a video of Wings doing the song back in the 1970s.
- Paul Weller, current solo artist and former leader of both The Jam and The Style Council, will be performing only two US dates in support of his new album, Wake Up The Nation. He is playing November 3 in Los Angeles, and November 7 in New York.
- French rockers Phoenix are performing TONIGHT at Stir Concert Cove (outside Harrah's Casino). There is a brief interview with the band at Omaha.com.
Whew! Dave, I did a double take there for a second. Do you ever misread a word and have to go back to reread it? For a second there I thought you had written that Sharron Angle said "the United STATES is unconstitutional."
That would not have been a surprise to hear her say that, but I'm glad she was only blithering about the U.N., not the U.S.
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