Friday, May 30, 2008

Primary Election funny business

With the Idaho Primaries over it is time to get ready for the general election in November. But before we do that, let's take a look at some of the fun times primary candidates across the country have had accusing each other of things that aren't true. For this we turn to and their weekly "Just the Facts" vidcast.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

To lighten things up....

With the election and primaries there is a lot of serious talk and deep thinking. I wanted to share something fun. Remember, this is silly... it does not mean anything.

Election Day!

If you haven't yet...Get out there and Vote! If you don't vote then you can't complain. Tune in tomorrow to see who won!

Friday, May 16, 2008


With the recent hubbub over a Mexican flag at a Magic Valley high school and the ensuing debate over what it means to be American and the services that "illegals" get it is interesting to note the WELFARE that some of the Idaho Legislature receive.
From the unequivocal notion comes the following information:

Too busy to debate

No, this time it isn't Sali or Risch, it's House Majority Leader Mike Moyle. Seems he's too busy to debate with Nancy Merrill for the upcoming Republican primary. He says that he's too busy farming, I'd say he's too busy collecting farm subsidies.

Welfare is only bad when poor people are using it to feed their kids.


While I realize that the fact that Idaho Legislator-farmers receiving farm subsidies is not anything new, it's still pretty interesting. You can have some fun on the Farm Subsidy Database website.

Rep. Thomas F. Loertscher (R)'s interests: $943,937 from 1995-2006
Rep. Mike Moyle (R): $147,844 from 1995-2006
Rep. Dell Raybould (R)'s interests: $715,905 from 1995-2006
Rep. John Stevenson (R): $179,340 from 1995-2001
Rep. Tom Trail (R)'s interests: $69,906 from 1995-2002

Interesting. I wish I had access to that amount of free money$$$. The rich get always. I guess. Think about this when you go to vote!

Election time...

It seems like election season is well upon us. If you are like me, a person who wants clear and correct information about the issues and the candidates, then on a national level a great place to turn to is, this is a great place to learn what people are really about and not get caught up in the partisan spin.
FactCheck: "
a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation."

Here are a couple examples of how they look for inaccuracies from all sides. Use good, accurate resources and make your own decisions. You were given agency to think, so think!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


So it has been over two years since Alias finished, but I still like watching it. Good thing I have the DVDs as I can't find it too much on reruns. I found this cool widget that I wanted to share from the Alias DVD page. Enjoy!

Add the Rambaldi DVD trailer to your site at

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Living History...

While online the other day I found this news story about living history that I wanted to share. (More after the video)

Historic ‘Blockbuster’ Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past

It is amazing that in the future (less than 25 years from now) our kids may need information like this to let them know what renting videos at a store was all about. Before Netflix or Redbox or iTunes or video on-demand. When I think about how much things have changed in my lifetime, I can't wait to see what changes are coming. My wife and I were talking about this the other day. Remember in Back To the Future II when they go to the future 2015 (seven years from now) and Mary is looking around his future house? There is a scene where his son "Marty Jr" is int he family room watching multiple TVs and he watches the "Art channel". Well, you can get Plasma and LCD TVs that have SD card slots that allow you to view your own art on them. Talk about life imitating entertainment.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

If you are interested in cheap gas here is your chance.
From 43rd state blues

Cheap gas in Boise on Tuesday, May 6

Minnick campaign partners with local business to
offer gas at $2.26 per gallon from 10 to 11 a.m.

The Minnick for Congress campaign is partnering with the Cole Village Chevron station to offer discounted gas for one hour on Tuesday, May 6. Walt Minnick will be at the station tomorrow from 10 to 11 a.m., pumping gas and talking to drivers.

The gas will be discounted Tuesday at the exact time Congressman Bill Sali sits down to a $1,000-a-plate lunch with oil lobbyists in Washington, D.C. The lunchtime fundraiser for the Sali campaign has been advertised via e-mail.

“This is exactly what’s wrong with Washington,” Minnick said Monday. “Idahoans are being pummeled at the pump while their congressman is hobnobbing with the very people who are getting filthy rich from high gas prices. Sali should be taking a tough stance with the oil lobbyists, not looking to them for a handout.”

Regular gasoline at the Cole Village Chevron is currently $3.59 per gallon. From 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, the station will sell regular for $2.26 a gallon, the price in January 2007 when Sali took office. The Minnick for Congress campaign will pay the difference.

“The people of Idaho deserve a man in Washington who will work for them, not someone who works for people making record profits on the backs of Idaho drivers,” Minnick said.

Friday, May 02, 2008

The Very Nampa

The Very Most will be performing in Nampa at Market Limone this Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM. I remember when they would play in the big blue house by the pool...

The Very Most are:
Jeremy Jensen - singing, guitaring
Zach Von House - bassing
Al Ellis - drumming

Come and Support a local band at a local restaurant this weekend.
Here is the video for Spilt,Spilt Milk

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Maná...Arde el Cielo

Maná. I know that some of you might be thinking; "Didn't he just post about Maná recently?" Well I did and I am doing it again. It seems like some of my favorite groups decided that they would all release albums in the spring to celebrate my birthday. Yesterday Maná released a new concert cd/dvd "Arde el Cielo" (the sky burns). The title comes from one of the two new tracks that they recorded for this disc. I have to say it is a pretty good album. I like live albums. Since U2: Live Under a Blood Red Sky I have liked them. I think that it gives you insight into how the performer really is and not just a studio produced sound. This is the third live cd from the boys de Guadalajara. It has many tracks from their newest CD "Amar es Combatir" as well as some great songs from thier extensive catalog. A couple of may favorites are the updated version of "Vivir sin Aire" that they perform right after "Bendita Tu Luz". Also for an encore they perform "Rayando el Sol", I now have four different versions of this song; all great.

So even if you don't speak Spanish, it would do you good to get to know

Another Video. Enjoy