Its been a busy week for Verne Troyer and Lara Logan. Mr Troyer filed a lawsuit against TMZ for airing a "sextape" of him and his female friend(or as they say in Perry County, Tn his sweetie pie). Ive only seen "tiny" segments of the tape on TMZ but I can just imagine Mr Troyer whispering something in her ear along the lines of "hey sweetie I'm gonna go kiss your feet so I'll be back in about a half hour".
Then there's the case of 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan. Wow I knew the summers in Iraq got hot and sticky but I didn't know they got that hot and sticky. She apparently stuck herself to a few men over there worse than peach juice sticks to your hands here in the south. Former West Tennessee newsbabes Courtney Friel and Dayna Devon are still the most attractive women on the network news and entertainment shows in my opinion. But Ms Logan is giving them a run for their money with her antics in Iraq.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Trial lawyer icon and Democrat activist/Trent Lotts brother in law was sentenced to the max today in Federal Court in Oxford. The Judge gave him a five year sentence for trying to bribe another Judge a few years ago. His law parterner Sidney Backstrom also received a 28 month sentence. From a political point of view this is great news for US Senator Roger Wicker. Look for US Sen Wicker to do everything he can to tie his democrat opponent Ronnie Musgrove to Scruggs. Mr Musgrove is already under suspicion in an Agriculture scandal and the infamous "toe sucking scandal" that broke in Nashville last year.
The Memphis Grizzlies made a great move last night in my opinion when they traded for OJ Mayo. They also got rid of that god awful contract of Brian Cardinal's in the trade. Why Jerry West ever signed him is something Ill never understand. But OJ Mayo brings a star quality to the Grizz that they haven't had. Sure Pau Gasol blossomed into a big time NBA player but he doesnt have the name id or the star potential that a OJ Mayo has. This move should help bring a lot of people into the Forum starting in November. I think not only did the Grizzlies score a huge win last night but so did the Memphis and Shelby County taxpayers and NBA fans throughout the mid south area.
Former GOP Senate Minority Leader Ben Atchley has been in the news this week with his endorsement of State Rep Stacey Campfields primary opponent and former Senator Leatherwood has made some waves this week as well with the news of Utah Congressmans Chris Cannon's defeat. Now Ive never met Blackburn or Campfield so Im not "shilling" for either of them. But my problem with Atchley and Leatherwood goes back to the nineties with two events that happened in Nashville and Kentucky. In Kentucky back in 1999, the GOP convinced two democrats to switch parties to give them a senate majority for the first time in modern history and the same thing pretty much happened in Nashville in late 1995 with Hamilton and Crowe switching parties. But thats where the similarities end. Kentucky Senate GOP leader David Williams and his fellow senators went in right after the party switching and removed all the democrats from their leadership positions. They had to fight a democrat Governor and a democrat State House but they stood strong on their conservative platform in spite of all that and held their slim senate majority after the 2000 elections. That guaranteed them a place at the redistricting table in '01 and they took advantage of it. They kept Anne Northup in Congress four years longer than she would have stayed if the democrats had won back the majority in 2000 and they used it to expand their senate majority to what is now a 23-15 margin. They also for a brief time controlled all six of the congressional seats in Kentucky thanks mainly to David Williams and his aggresive leadership team in the Kentucky Senate during the redistricting process. Now contrast that with Ben Atchley and his crew down here. When Mr Atchley was asked at the press conference announcing the switch of Crowe and Hamilton if he would be assuming the Lt Governors post he acted as if it was a war crime to even suggest removing John Wilder from that position. The Atchley types even pressured Bob Shutt to abandon his '96 campaign against Wilder because they didnt want to "hurt" John's feelings. I remember certain GOP legislators like Randy Stamps getting so disgusted with the Atchley types they just threw in the towel and left the legislature and who could blame Mr Stamps. Atchley and that crowd were acting like elementary school sissies with their new senate majority when they should have been fighting for conservative values in the legislature like the David Williams did in Kentucky. Just imagine what Tennessee would be like today if Atchley,Leatherwood and the rest of the GOP caucus had done what their Kentucky senate brethren did. If they had acted like real conservatives when they gained the majority they would have turned out a bigger GOP vote in the seats won by Kurita and Graves. They likely would have held on to power through redistricting in 2002 if they had won those two seats. They could have removed Carroll from Bobby Carters seat and replaced it with Henderson. There would have been no Don McCleary if that would have happened and Lowe Finney would still be running around Jackson in Robert Hill's shadow. The Congressional delegation would look different as well. Bart Gordon and Lincoln Davis would have much tougher districts than they currently have and Leatherwood could have got a lot of the GOP vote in Shelby and Fayette moved into John Tanners seat and he could have run against him in '02 for Congress. But instead of doing that they instead spent a lot of the past decade fighting their fellow GOPers in the primaries. Its disappointing in one sense from a conservative point of view but hey what can you expect. This is politicians we are talking about after all.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I first heard this gentleman on Dan Reeves and Seabass's sports show on 101.5 in Jackson about five years ago and the Jackson Sun has an article about him in their paper today. To say he's loves the weather would be putting it mildly.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Has anyone ever met a farmer that was happy? I sure haven't and Ive spent most of my life around farmers. I was in Nashville yesterday and I stopped off at the farmers market and those people just gave me a headache. I don't think you'll ever meet a bigger bunch of whiners and cry babies than you will with farmers. If its raining then they'll say the sun needs to shine but if the sun is shining then they'll claim it needs to be raining. If its hot then it needs to be cool but if its cool then it needs to be hot according to them and on and on it goes. They also complain about the price of farm equipment,corn,soybeans and wheat and of course their numerous health problems. Its no wonder family farms are disappearing.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Jefferson family in New Orleans seem to be giving the Ford family in Memphis a run for their money as the most corrupt democrat family in the deep south. Today a federal grand jury indicted Congressman William Jefferson's(D) sister,brother and niece on numerous fraud charges. Keep in mind the good Congressman is himself facing over 200 years in prison for bribery and other charges. Heres hoping one of the remaining Fords in Memphis breaks John out of prison and goes on the run with him! If not then Im afraid the Jeffersons are going to pass them by.