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Dixie Diner

Back in the days when WZZQ was helping to make a star out of Dan Fogelberg, another relatively unknown band was earning a lot of local air-play. And deservedly so: The Highsteppers were a powerful blend of hard-driving Dixie-flavored bluesrock with a sound that rivaled Little Feat for pure intensity. And nobody does intensity like Larry Raspberry.

Larry says: “From our Movie Jive Assp, This was Filmed in Austin, Tx, Larry Raspberry,(Guitar,piano vocals)Carol Sue Ferrante,Raspberry (Vocals, Piano)Rocky Berretta,(Bass)Greg “Fingers” Taylor,(Piano Harp Vocals)Joe Mulherin (Trumpet Vocals),Jerry McKinney (Sax), Bill Marshall (Drums Vocals)”

Hot sweet potatoes and cracklin’ bread. Mulligan stew that’ll turn a rich man’s head…

C’mon down to the Dixie Diner y’all.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

[cue jaws theme]

Weekend Open Thread

GOP Primary Is Getting Interesting

With three states down, we have three different caucus/primary winners. Before I go further, Paul should drop out/suspend his campaign. That was his advice to Newt after Iowa and it is very sound advice he should follow himself.

As for the results, it was lightly reported that Santorum was officially declared the winner of Iowa late Friday. With the SC primary going to Newt, Mittens has to be feeling the painful realization that he isn’t inevitable or electable. In fact, exit polls from Fox News show that the SC voters viewed Newt much more electable than Mittens over Obama by 51% to 37%. That result alone shows the mantra of Mittens as being inevitable/electable was a false contruct designed to shape the minds of GOP voters.

Some are now saying that this is good news for the GOP going forward toward the eventual nominee. That if Mittens were to win, that he would be fully tested and prepared for all that the Chicago Thug Regime would throw at him. Of course that implies that he is capable of changing his personality completely and actually do the things needed to win as a candidate and not just trying not to lose, as he has been doing. That and relying on his shady Super PAC practices to destroy his opponent, which is his biggest asset to date.

I’ll state this now. Of the three candidates left in the race(Paul is not included) I would prefer Santorum, not because I think he is the very best candidate the GOP could come up with, but because his warts aren’t as grotesque and hideous as Mitten’s and Newt’s. Having said that, if Santorum doesn’t win and Gingrich does, I will have little trepidation in voting for him. If Mittens wins, I will not be voting for POTUS this year, just down ticket votes. I had thought I could punch his ballot as a vote against Obama, but not now. I have expressed this to several people, after seeing the below video, I didn’t think I could think less of Romney than I already did…but I was wrong.

I will admit that all three have some positive attributes, but their negatives can’t be overlooked, so I will break it down a little from my perspective.

Santorum:Positives are that he is a strong social conservative and clearly loves this country and what it has always represented.
His biggest negative is he seems entirely too comfortable with Big Government.

Gingrich:Positives are he is an intelligent and well spoken orator that will fight back against the left and have fun doing it. That fighting spirit connects with the average American, as evidenced in SC this past week. Also, he has hinted he might ask Rep. Allen West to be his VP.
Negatives:Burdensome personal relationship baggage and a great deal of evidence that he is a Progressive.

Romney:Positives are his experience in the business world.
Negatives:Too many to list. In that regard please view the following 52 minute video that was brilliantly produced and found at Ann Barnhardt’s website.

I agree with Miss Barnhardt emphatically, when it comes to Mittens…GO HOME, WILLARD!

*Cross-posted at Urban Grounds*

25-year-old Dominica Cermotan, Ship Captain’s “Mystery Woman”

Fox news insider is reporting,

a ‘mystery woman’ may have been cohorting with the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship just before it ran aground off the coast of Italy.

Twenty-five-year-old Domnica Cemortan is believed to have been on the ship illegally, and was reportedly seen dining with the captain, Francesco Schettino, before leaving with him to go to the bridge.

photo gallery courtesy of LaLate

Worst excuse evar, “I tripped”

Claiming he “tripped and fell into a lifeboat,” the captain of the Costa Concordia has come up with an excuse for his craven behavior that is sure to make “Top Ten Worst Excuses” lists for years to come.

Capt. Francesco Schettino has been jailed since the incident. Criminal charges, including manslaughter, are expected.  more

((CBS photo gallery))

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Ship keels over off Tuscany coast

With 4200 souls on board, the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off the coast of Italy yesterday. Officials are reporting 3 lives lost, however, the number of missing and injured are unknown as this time. A 160 foot gash in the side of the ship sent water gushing through the hull, forcing evacuation.

(AP Photo/Guardia di Finanza, ho)

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