Radio XXII, side A, track 9: “Perfect World” by Huey Lewis and The News, #36 on The Top 88 of ’88

Mixed Tape Masterpiece

huey03Oh, Huey Lewis and The News, you guys can keep on dreamin’, because there ain’t no perfect world anyway.  And here’s the thing, Huey Lewis and The News, exactly WHAT would a perfect world look like?  Whose perfect world would it be?  I mean, I have a feeling that your idea of a perfect world and say, Ted Nugent’s, are, if you’ll pardon the pun, worlds apart.  For the world to be perfect for one person, there’s going to be someone else who’s going to be absolutely miserable in that first person’s perfect world.  And vice versa.

I’ll tell ya something, Huey Lewis and The News, as I get older, I’m starting to get where dictators and despots are coming from.  Don’t get me wrong, Huey Lewis and The News, I’m not saying I agree with them, but I get the attraction of ruling a country with an iron…

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Two opportunities to see “Piers Morgan Live” in studio!

Piers Morgan

If you’ve always wanted to see an hour of “Piers Morgan Live” in studio, you’re about to get your chance!

Piers Morgan will be hosting a special hour of programming featuring a live studio audience.

Friday, July 12 the British television presenter, author of eight books, and winner of “The Celebrity Apprentice” will anchor his CNN program from his New York studio, and if you’re available and interested, you could be right there with him.

Fans of “Piers Morgan Live”, who are in the New York City area Friday, please join us for a lively discussion on race, self-defense and much more. We will take an in depth look at the Zimmerman trial. Was it murder or self defense? Do you think George Zimmerman is guilty?

For free tickets to attend Friday’s audience edition of “Piers Morgan Live” please fill out this form.

Deadline to respond is Thursday, July…

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Germania – de la dezastru economic la bogatie


Germania - de la dezastru economic la bogatieDupa ce Germania de Est si Germania de Vest s-au unificat intr-un singur stat pe 3 octombrie 1990, problemele au persistat in continuare pentru o perioada buna. Procesul unificarii s-a dovedit a fi o provocare economica si politica uriasa. Industriile bolnave din Est se prabusesc aproape complet, in contextul structurilor industriale competitive din Germania de Vest, iar somajul rezultat si lipsurile conduc la proteste in masa in multe orase din estul Germaniei. La aproape un an dupa unificare, statul a fost zguduit de numeroase atacuri ale radicalilor de stanga asupra strainilor si emigrantilor. Excesele au fost supravegheate cu teama atat in tara, cat si in strainatate, indeosebi din cauza precedentului fascist si xenofob din istoria Germaniei. La sfarsitul anului 1992, 100.000 de persoane au demonstrat impotriva rasismului si intolerantei.

Astazi, Germania este tara cea mai populara a Europei si are o economie puternica. Dupa succesul reunificarii, ea a pledat in…

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4th of July Weekend in Photos

Blonde Ambition

Hello and welcome back to reality. I remember the 4th of July sucking last year because it was in the middle of the week and I didn’t get any extra days off…However, I think it might be even worse to have a 4 day weekend and then be thrown back into the reality of work! Luckily the whole legislature will be on recess soon, so my days won’t be too strenuous 🙂


I made the best decision ever and chose to escape the 109 degree heat of Sacramento on the 4th of July by taking Megabus to San Francisco. For those of you keeping score at home, we had 7 days of 100+ degree temps, and of those 7 days, 5 were above 105. Worst week ever. The weather in San Francisco on 4th of July? 75 degrees and sunny. Can I get an amen?


I stayed with my…

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Green Peas Tadka – Salata de Mazare verde

Bucatarie Indiana Vegetariana

Green Peas TadaMazarea proaspata este un aliment foarte purificator si bland. Are o finete aparte si este extrem de usor de gatit.

Are abilitatea de a elimina din organism toxine vechi acumulate de cine stie cand si ne fereste de boli dintre cele mai neplacute. Asa ca in afara de faptul ca e foarte gustoasa si savuroasa, este si un aliment care nu trebuie sa lipseasca de pe masa nimanui in perioada asta, cand e disponibila proaspata la piata.

Green Peas Tadka va ofera inca o posibilitate de a prepara mazarea proaspata. Este o salata extrem de usor de facut, accesibila si celor incepatori in bucataria indiana/ayurvedica. O reteta simpla, destul de rapida si cu un gust minunat. Pofta buna! spre reteta

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Hellish Behavior

I’ll bet you dirty birds are thinking that this post is going to be all about the grooming which is commonly known as landscaping…you dirty birds!

Nope, this post is about yard work…specifically landscapers. I recently heard an acquaintance say that she won’t date landscapers because they don’t have real jobs. I looked at her and made one of my super duper ugly expressions…one of those ones that screams “You’re an idiot!” while still not verbally offending anyone.

“A real job? What’s a real job?” I asked my acquaintance, genuinely curious about what her explanation of a real job would be. She told me that she just felt like field workers, farm workers, landscapers and gardeners didn’t have real jobs, that they were more hobbies or jobs that people get when they aren’t smart enough to get a real job. So I responded with my usual “hmmmm” and waited for…

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Problem Machine


Usually it’s a tennis ball: Sometimes (not often), still recognizable as such. She digs it out from among the tall weeds and brings it to me, and I throw it, and she runs out and grabs it and brings it back, and so forth, over and over again, and for some reason this is basically the only thing in the world she seems to care about at all. Her name is Willow, my mom’s dog: I take her out to the park twice a week because otherwise she would explode like a poorly maintained nuclear reactor. She’s a black lab border collie mix, so I guess fetching is just in her genes.

Why do we like to do the things we like to do?

You know, in the endless debate between nature and nurture I’ve really always been more of a nurture kind of guy, but dogs make that kind…

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