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February 10, 2016

New Hampshire has spoken

Yesterday, it was New Hampshire’s turn in the every-4th-year-spot-light. Normally, they are a meaningless state with very little to offer the rest of the world. I hear it is lovely in other times of the year. However, on Fat Tuesday 2016, it was cold and snowy and the voters clearly stated that they are fed up with the status quo and they want something different. The Donald and The Bern won hands down. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing, but I am sure that Hilleroid is in pain again today. Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum all got votes and they weren’t running. Kasich came in second and Ted “Not Tom” Cruz, Jebidiah Shrub and Marco “The Bot” Rubio all basically tied for third. It looks like NJ Gov Chris “Big Boy” Christie will be bowing out of the race and returning to a buffet in Newark immediately. Fiorina and Carson may have seen their last campaign stops too.

Now it gets good. South Carolina and Nevada are next. The big political families (i.e.: Bush and Clinton) have a bit of an advantage in that they have more money and are better organized. They kinda know how this works and have been here before. Can you say SuperPac? Jebidiah even has his mother out barking for him and that is a good thing. He is still my guy, despite rather abysmal showings in Iowa and NH. I still like the idea of a Bush/Rubio ticket. I think the electorate is going to grow tired of xenophobic ranting and raving. I think we are not ready for Sanders (“Don’t call me Colonel”) and his democratic socialism (whatever the fuck that is). I like what he has to say for the most part but I am just not a fan of redistribution of wealth to the proletariat because that is communism. The Donald just doesn’t have the suave interpersonal skills and sage wisdom to be elected. I could be wrong and the stupid hippies of NH certainly didn’t agree.

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February 8, 2016

How'”bout those Broncos?

CATAGORIES: NEWS & BREAKING NEWS & FOLLOW-UP,SPORTS,WTF — FloridaBill @ 9:56 am

In a stunning upset, the Denver Broncos and their 39 year old QB Peyton Place Manning won Super Bowl 50. It really wasn’t Manning’s doing, he didn’t play all that well. However, the Denver Defense and Von Miller in particular were stunning and controlled the game.

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RIP: Maurice “Reese” White from EW&F

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 9:49 am

Earth Wind & Fire’s front man and founding member Maurice White died on Thursday. RIP Earth, Wind & Fire Dude!

February 2, 2016

Not an obit: RIP Carson, O’Malley, Huckabee, Fiorina, Kasich and hope

It is time to turn this blog back into a political machine. Instead of obituaries of Rock Stars and iconic figures from our youth, we turn to politics as usual following the Iowa caucuses.

Iowa has spoken. It’s a virtual tie for the democrats. Bernie pulled off a stunner against Hilleroid. It has got to sting and feel a little like 2008. That was when Barry Obama started to become a pain in Hilleroid’s rear. The fact that Bern got half and she got half leaves O’Malley (the most presidential looking of the bunch) making his exit. He is likely to return as a running mate…

Iowa has spoken and they got it dead wrong. Cruz? Ted fucking Cruz? Wow Iowa. Just wow. I liked Trump’s comments this morning. I like that Rubio came-in third (he’s going to be someone’s VP on a ticket). I think that my guy is still Jeb. Looks like he is a huge underdog, but there is a long way left to go. Trump will do better in New Hampshire and perhaps Jeb too and then the real contest is on. Is there a split coming to the party? Stay tuned…this might get really good or it might be a big ole sloppy hog-shit shower.

Iowa has spoken and they gave us the latter last night.
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January 29, 2016

RIP: Paul Kanter

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:34 am

Founding member of Jefferson Airplane/Starship Paul Kantor has died. He was 74. I hope he finds somebody to love in the afterlife.

January 26, 2016

RIP: Abe Vigoda

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE — FloridaBill @ 4:05 pm

Someone won a dead pool bet today I am certain. Abe Vigoda finally succumbed after years of faux reports of his death since 1982. RIP Fish/Tessio. No one will be able to falsely claim you are dead anymore.

January 19, 2016

RIP: Glenn Lewis Frey

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:08 am

Rock music took another blow with the death of Glenn Frey of the Eagles. He was 67. RIP Eagle man. He’s already gone…

January 11, 2016

RIP: David Bowie

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:15 am

The Thin White Duke is dead. David Bowie passed away yesterday after a battle with liver cancer. He had just turned 69 and released a new album called “BlackStar”. The single “Lazarus” seems to be a farewell of sorts as it starts with the lyric “Look up at me, I’m in heaven” and the video for the song closes with Bowie entering a closet and closing the door in casket-like fashion. RIP Ziggie. This guy had an amazing influence on music and the planet. I consider his album that has “Young Americans” and “Fame” to be the best bedroom music of all time.

December 29, 2015

Oh No! Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister has died.

CATAGORIES: GREAT QUOTES,OLD FRIENDS,REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 8:10 am

Lemmy from Motorhead has passed away. I am speechless. Play some Motorhead and Hawkwind really loud in his honor. Upon arrival in the afterlife, Lemmy announced, “We are Motorhead. We play Rock & Roll. We are gonna kick your ass”. He and Philthy are together again. Fast Eddie can’t be too far behind… RIP Lemmy. Once again, I had women in my office asking me WTF I was playing on my phone. I simply said “Motorhead” and resumed working. I couldn’t bring myself to tell them that Lemmy had died. Here are some great Lemmy quotes:

“I don’t do regrets. Regrets are pointless. It’s too late for regrets. You’ve already done it, haven’t you? You’ve lived your life. No point wishing you could change it.” – via Classic Rock

“This entire generation seems to have become pussies, you know? Nobody seems to enjoy themselves much anymore. They are all knocking each other down for enjoying themselves.” – via a 1988 interview with David L. Wilson

“Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing what I do best. If I died tomorrow, I couldn’t complain. It’s been good.” – via Classic Rock

RIP Lemmy. You deserve some peace and quiet.

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