Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday wishes go out to actress, singer, and author Bernadette Peters who turns 63 years old today. Bernadette Lazzara was born in Queens, New York. She was married to investment adviser Michael Wittenberg, but he died in a helicopter crash in Montenegro in 2005.

Bernadette has been performing since the age of three when her mother put her on the television show "Juvenile Jury." She has won two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk awards for her theater work.

Bernadette has acted in movies such as "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, and appeared on television on series like "Will & Grace" and variety shows like "Sonny and Cher" and "The Carol Burnett Show."

Happy Birthday wishes go out to one of my favorite comedians, Gilbert Gottfried, who turns 56 years old today. Gilbert is married to his long-time girlfriend Dara Kravitz, and they have a daughter, Lily, and a son, Max. I remember first seeing Gilbert on the old Hollywood Squares game show.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In a brief story from, it was reported that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was booed out of a restaurant on Friday evening. The story goes on to say that several patrons of the restaurant booed as the governor walked in and sat down. The owner of the restaurant, seeing the disturbance he was causing, asked the governor to leave - which he did. The story doesn't name the restaurant because it is already getting nasty phone calls.

Way to go Wisconsin!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ventured into the bowels of the City of Los Angeles to attend a rally of support for the union workers in Wisconsin Saturday morning. After a night of rain, the day turned out mostly clear with temps in the 50's. The rally was held in conjunction with rallies held in the capital cities of all 50 states and other major cities. So in essence, I was part of the voice of thousands of other American citizens voicing their support for unions and the American middle class.

The rally attracted about 1,000 people and had about a dozen speakers including a couple of city councilmen and State Rep. Chu.

Lots of union workers were there with a strong showing from the Teamsters.

The local media made an appearance, and could be seen wondering thru the crowd with cameras. Maybe I'll be on the telle this evening!!!

We were well protected with cops watching over us from the walk way above and another couple of units at the curb on 1st St. Plus the P.D. is across the street.

Several of the signs were addressed towards the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Wishes go out to Tea Leoni who turns 45 years old today. Tea Leoni, her stage name, was born Elizabeth Tea Pantaleoni, in New York City. She is married to actor David Duchovney, and they have a daughter Madelaine who is 12 years old and a daughter Kyd who is 8 years old. The couple live in New York City.

Tea has worked both on television and the big screen. Tea was on the daytime soap "Santa Barbara" as Lisa DiNapoli, guest starred on "Cheers" as the fiance of Sam Malone, and in a lead role in the sitcom "The Naked Truth."

On the big screen, Tea has been in "Jurassic Park III," "Deep Impact," and "Fun with Dick and Jane." She even had a role as the first baseman in "A League of their Own."

Tea has a movie coming out in November of this year called "Tower Heist."

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

South Dakota lawmakers are out to make it as hard as possible for a woman to obtain an abortion in their fair state. The new law being moved thru the house, HB1217, erects an obstacle course of consultations and paperwork that women must endure before receiving legal medical procedures.

The new law would require a woman requesting an abortion first meet with a medical doctor. During this consultation, the doctor is to determine whether the woman has been under "coercion, subtle or otherwise" when deciding to get an abortion. A specific form is then completed by the doctor. The woman can schedule her procedure 72 hours from the time of the doctor's interview.

Within that 72 hour period, the woman is required to visit a pregnancy help center (in a separate location) to be interviewed again and told of the "education, counseling, and other assistance available to help her keep and raise her child." The woman is then required to obtain a completed form from the help center indicating the date and time of her visit, and who she spoke with.

On the day of the procedure, the woman arrives with her permission slip from the pregnancy help center. She is interviewed by the doctor performing the procedure and signs a consent form. Each of these forms is maintained permanently on file in the woman's medical file.

Republican Representative Roger Hunt, who introduced the bill, explains his thought process by stating, "it's vital to force women to have 72 hours to tame their tempestuous, impulsive lady-brains so that they can reflect on what choice she makes."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Pauley Perette, AKA Abbey from NCIS was a presenter at the Grammy's on Feb. 13th.
The fight in Wisconsin between Republican Governor Walker and the unions will effect each and every one of us today, tomorrow, and in the future. I posted this photo on my facebook account in support of the unions and their workers both in Wisconsin and around the United States. I hope you will consider doing the same.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Went to Colony High School's CIF opening round basketball game Wednesday evening. Daisy Earby's son Shad plays for Colony and is number 3. Shad is the first player off the bench and plays guard.

Here Shad is the player the starting lineup runs out to and does the bump with when introduced.

This is the opening tip off. The game went down hill for the other guys quickly. It was 40 to 25 in favor of Colony at the half.

The final score!!

A few photos from my recent road trip up to Bellingham, Washington. This was a rest stop near Mt. Shasta on day two of the north bound trip.

This is looking the other direction at the same rest stop at Mt. Shasta.

Getting ready for a nice sunset.

Woke up Willets, Ca. to frost on my windshield and 31 degrees outside.