Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Alyssa Jayne Milano who turned 42 yesterday.  Ms. Milano is an actress, producer, former singer, and owner of a sports clothing line for women called Touch. 

At age 11, Ms. Milano starred as "Samatha" in "Who's the Boss" with Tony Danza. She was on the TV series from 1984 to 1992.  She is best known around my house as "Phoebe Halliwell" in the TV series "Charmed."  Ms. Milano was in Charmed for 179 episodes, from 1998 to 2006.

Ms. Milano is married to Creative Artists Agency agent David Bugliari and they have two children, a boy Milo Thomas and a brand new daughter Elizabella Dylann. 

Ms. Milano is a big Los Angeles Dodger fan and writes a blog for the MLB website.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I learned today that Retired Chief Ron Holmes passed away yesterday (Wednesday) of pancreatic cancer. What a great man and one of the best chiefs I ever worked for. He always seemed to have a smile on his face. 

Happy Birthday to William Bradley "Brad" Pitt who turned 51 years old today. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I've told people before that I knew a guy who had an under-the-dash record player in his car and they just sort of looked at my like I was crazy (that's a whole other topic) or just went ya ok cool.  But here is a photo of one to prove that I'm not crazy (my mother had me tested).  It was actually the precursor of the CD player now that I think of it.  The problem with this was that the needle jumped when you hit a bump. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Megan, the Hot Facts Girl, discusses the origin of Christmas

Mr. & Mrs. Smith


So we're no better than the next guy. I don't know if we have chopped anyone's head off on "youtube" but we have tortured people to death or near death.  I thought we were a country of laws?  The Geneva Convention prohibits torture of prisoners.  The 8th Amendment of the Constitution prohibits cruel and/or unusual punishment.  What example do we send?  We torture behind closed doors in hidden dungeons in other countries.  We hold people in jails without a trial.  If someone was pouring water down my throat I'd make up all kinds of stuff to get you to stop too.  I don't even like getting my teeth cleaned because she tried to water board me once. Any of this sound like the Salem witch trials of 1692?  They were tortured until they not only confessed, but gave up someone else in the city.  We've come a long way in 300+ years.