This is a great article about Bob Alberti of Hilton Head Island. Bob was a musical director for the late comedian Bob Hope's specials. It's a reminder of what the entertainment world is missing right now.
Jon Stewart's ratings are going through the roof on Comedy Central. In fact: "At Comedy Central, ratings for The Daily Show have increased 36 percent since 2003, letting Viacom raise prices for a 30-second commercial 25 percent to $3,286, according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus, which tracks broadcast ratings." I guess that means that it is almost time to sell a few Disney shares and purchase some in Viacom. I wonder if I should apply for an internship with Comedy Central. I think my parents would kill me. My mom wouldn't let me go to Israel last summer so I don't think she'd like the idea of me running around New York...solo.
A Kentucky lawmaker are using retreats to raise money.
Some fund-raisers try to give donors a home-state experience without leaving Washington.At which point, Rick Pitino cried foul. I can fill out a bracket for $2 and still see my Kentucky Wildcats play once year in Rupp Arena.
Playing off March Madness, Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler of Kentucky is offering donors who give $250 or more an "evening of Big Blue Basketball and Blue Dog Politics" at a Washington reception March 16. "You're invited to participate in Ben's pool - fill out a bracket at the event and the winner will receive a basket of Kentucky goodies! Bourbon, etc." the invitation says.
Princeton grade policy may be a bad omen. In other news, retroactive to 2001, George Bush's foreign policy became a bad omen.
The American Jew in Politics will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Temple Adath Israel, 124 North Ashland Avenue. I'm an American Jew who is active in politics...
Again, Ernie Fletcher does not get the picture. Jonathan does. He understands what is going on. That's why he SHOULD run for Governor in 2007.
Among the speakers was state Treasurer Jonathan Miller, who said Kentucky has a "moral" obligation to find the money needed to cover the cost of retiree health insurance.A fitting tribute to Johnny Carson.
"This is not only a compact we made with you. This is not only a means to try to attract new teachers to this profession," said Miller, who also is a trustee of the Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System. "This is a moral obligation to help retired teachers with their health care."
Very long overdue. They should have honored Jack Roosevelt Robinson in 1948 when he broke in to the major leagues.
It will award one of America's highest honors - the Congressional Gold Medal, the first bestowed upon George Washington - to another of our deceased statesmen, a man who was, in a real sense, another of our founding fathers. Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a leader by deed and daunt, led America into an era when we could begin to see ourselves as a nation in which we all are created equal.
Wordlessly on the fields of our dreams, at first, and vocally throughout society later, he became the visible example of all that he could be. In doing so, he empowered all of us to be what we had to be, if America was ever going to be a nation of genuinely united states. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to be allowed to play major-league baseball, breaking the racial barrier in 1947, when he donned the Brooklyn Dodger flannels bearing his now-famous number 42 and took the field. The older among us remember the thrills he brought to our childhood. The others remember only by reading books or seeing those old black-and-white baseball films.
But all in the U.S. Capitol on March 2 can understand what Jackie Robinson meant to his nation by recalling that the capital city they are in was itself segregated _ as black-and-white as those old newsreels _ when Robinson played his first big-league game. And in Southern states, laws decreed that Jackie wasn't free to eat or room with his teammates.