Sunday, January 31, 2010
It's not unusual for people to take stuff like towels, soaps, and tissue from hotels. But hospital gowns?
You can get these at any medical supply store, but these look like they were boosted from the hospital on Saunders.
These things were probably worn by several people before coming home. Oh well, cooties aren't going to kill you. Are they?
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards will be televised tonight on CBS at 7:00pm. Sure to win a few trophies are Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift (can't wait to see them all perform!) I'm also betting on John Legend or Maxwell to take a few in the Male and R&B categories.
U2's "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" has a couple of nominations; don't know if that will win them a Grammy though. Kings of Leon and Black Eyed Peas also have multiple nominations. And I'm sure some locals will be happy to know that Los Tigres del Norte are also nominees!
Bon Jovi will be playing whatever song was voted on (out of 3 choices) by fans. There will also be a special 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson so don't forget your glasses.
Song of the Year should go to Beyonce for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", because you know EVERYONE sang or danced that one!
WINNERS: What did I tell you..."Single Ladies"=Song of the Year! Yay!
Lady Gaga won in the Dance categories (song/album).
Nice surprise of the night: Kings of Leon getting Record of the Year for "Use Somebody", beating out Beyonce, Gaga, and Taylor Swift. I don't think THEY thought they had a chance.
Biggest surprise: Taylor Swift getting Album of the Year! I knew she was going to get some awards, but I didn't expect her to get the big one!
STUFF: Lady Gaga had several major wardrobe choices.
Beyonce's hair kept getting in her face during her performance, in which she added some Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know"...very interesting.
The 3-D Michael Jackson tribute didn't really look 3-D to me, even with glasses on. But the song sounded great with MJ's vocals added.
Funny moment: Robert Downey Jr.'s presentation of Jamie Foxx
Jaw-dropping moment: Pink's performance! First her nude colored skin suit, then her acrobatics a la Cirque de Soleil , then the water!!! She did an amazing job! (Her red carpet dress was one of my faves!)
It's bad enough that Dave Matthews' music falls into the adult contemporary genre, but now I'll be reminded that a smooth-talking, cheating, expensive haircut-having liar is a fan too. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that Edwards cheated while his wife was battling cancer. Asshole! He's officially entered the arena of Rudy Guliani and Newt Gingrich schmuckdom.
I've learned that people disappoint you, like the time I found out that Lynn Swann, ex-Steeler WR, was running for governor as a Republican. Edwards at least got nowhere near the Oval Office. I'll return to Dave Matthews someday; his drummer will surely lead me back. But for now I have to get this bad taste out of my mouth.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
The people over at Que Pasa (LMT) have started to outsource their Just Listen section, where people give us their take on music.
This week we have Mr. Fuentes of Arguindegui Oil, and a member of the WBCA Board of Directors.
I'm familiar with most of his selections. But I guess most people would be too if the list is going to include Pearl Jam, U2, Journey, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Nevertheless, kudos to Mr. F. for including one of my favorites, Jeff Buckley. Also, my wife and I are big fans of The Verve. Richard Ashcroft's solo work is also on our rotation. And we too saw Muse in October. They rock. I tell you, with this list, it's like I have a twin!
Que Fregados has part of the interview.
At one point they get on top of the desk to dance or even strike aI tried looking for the video but it appears to have been deleted already.
This looks bad for the school, but it looks even worse for the students. It's bad enough that they are in detention; they go on to document their miscreant behavior for the world to see. Not much going on upstairs for these deviants. They'll probably end up getting suspended, and I seriously doubt that it's going to end with an introspective essay being read out loud.
Dear Mr. Vernon,
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?
The Breakfast Club
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The mayor has been in Washington, and he's getting ready for his CNN appearance tomorrow. I'll have to contact Cindy Liendo via Facebook to see what's going on.
WHEN & TOMORROW, Friday, January 29, 2010 9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
WHERE: CNN, Time Warner Cable Channel 36
WHY: Mayor Salinas will be highlight Laredo on a national spotlight, promoting the major projects that the City of Laredo has received monies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Salinas will be appearing on CNN with Keira Phillips. “We are looking at cities around country that have received stimulus funding and if those dollars have had an immediate impact in their community,” said Karen Zucker, producer for the show.
“This is a great opportunity to highlight the hard work of all of our elected officials, from our local council members to our state elected officials and of course, Congressman Cuellar, who have helped the City of Laredo receive over $109 million in stimulus money for major infrastructure projects, creating jobs and boosting our economy, just as the Act was intended to do,” said Salinas. “While I will highlight the two major projects that have received funding, including Cuatro Vientos and the various utilities projects, I will also point out that we have not received any monies for border security, which is important not only for Laredo, but for the rest of the country,” concluded Salinas.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
"As we prepare to assist you in this difficult time, a polite request: If it's possible, could you not re-build your island home in the image of its predecessor? Could you not resort to the creation of flimsy shanty - and shack - towns? And could some of you maybe use a condom once in a while?"
Shirley, you must be kidding.
Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress:
“Tonight, the President renewed his commitment to the American economy and I stand by his call to reduce the nation’s deficit and restore the nation’s fiscal health. This is vitally important to the American people and our economic future in the 21st Century.
“Looking back, we have stabilized the nation from the brink of financial disaster and those stakes we faced just one year ago. In less than twelve months, we have put this country on a path towards economic recovery, but with the rising tide of unemployment, there is still work to be done. We need to bring back jobs, create new jobs, help people keep their homes and renew Americans’ faith in the initiatives we take in Washington.
“I commend the President and this Congress for taking swift action to rebuild and restore our national economy in 2009. In 2010, we must pass meaningful fiscal reforms to rein-in federal spending and bring down the nation’s debt. The American people are still hurting as we emerge from this recession, and bipartisan action can help us achieve those national priorities we will pursue this year.”
Comedian Bill Hicks (who DIED in 1994, sadly) had this brilliant bit on Jay Leno being the host of The Tonight Show.
I remember hearing it way back when on the original Bill Hicks special. The celebrities he mentions are outdated now, but how he describes Jay Leno still holds true to this day!
And now that NBC and their favorite company man have screwed Conan O'Brien over, Jay has to muster up whatever shred of dignity he could possibly have to go BACK to The Tonight Show! How long will it last this time? When will the bitter end come for Jay?
Thanks to Bill Hicks, it's good to know I was never (and will never be) alone in my loathing of Leno.
(As mentioned in the clip, here's ONE of Jay's Doritos commercials.)
Zach Lindsey reports in today's LMT that the female Amazon Kingfisher has been spotted in Laredo. Confirmation has to be established with the American Birding Association.
Now, with the sighting of kingfisher, many of those birders are making a stop in Laredo.
Smiles, everyone! Smiles! We have visitors. Apparently, birding is popular and brings in money to local communities. Who knew?
A birding pro blogged about the experience. Laredo needs to step up efforts to promote more outdoor activities in town. And they need to get going on the Chacon Bike Trail.
Highlighted quote and photo courtesy of LMT.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
There's a little piece of land in North Laredo that is home to several nightclubs. People who live nearby have complained about noise, traffic, cars speeding off, and the trash that's left by club patrons.
Then Stingray Alley Restaurant wanted to open up their own place but people were hesitant to allow more of this type of business to come in.
The owners stressed that the establishment wasn't going to cater to young drunkards. Instead it was going to focus on the restaurant part. Now they've gone one step forward. They've hosted arts & crafts contests. One lucky lady (pictured) got a certificate. This should put the neighbors' minds to rest, unless those contestants have a drinking problem and do donuts in the parking lot.
Picture courtesy of the LMT.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves will tour the border colonias outside of Laredo, Texas, next Monday, February 1, 2010, to raise awareness throughout the community for the 2010 Census this spring.
Info: 9:30 - 12:00 noon; San Carlos on Hwy 359.
(paraphrasing) Main Street........Mr. Attorney General.......we are the largest inland port.....10,000 trucks cross Laredo every day......our officers need equipment.......terrorism is at our front door......we need support.....money talks, the rest walks......
And now comes the part of assigning responsibility.
the city's planning and development director, said the builder built the
retaining wall without a permit.
Yeah, it's the builder's fault, not the city's; they only gave the builders permission to construct there. And everybody will be looking at the alleged shoddy retaining wall construction, and the heavy rainfall San Antonio has had, and yadda yadda yadda.....
"I would hear, laying in my bed at night, grumbling and vibrations. AAdvice: don't live near, or on, hills. And stall sprawl.
few nails popped out lately," she said.
Monday, January 25, 2010
And another thing that should be left in the care of women is the abortion issue. Men shouldn't really be saying anything about it.
Besides an item in closed session discussing the status of lease negotiations,
the court will also discuss the possibility of using a professional commercial
property appraiser to determine the value of the real property.
I thought all Webb County meetings were held in closed session since they're held at 9:00 a.m. all the time.
Quote via the LMT.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals," Bauer told a Greenville-area crowd. "You know why? Because they breed.
"You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that.
The Laredo Fire Department is now investigating what caused an El Metro bus to go up in flames this morning.
Now, I'm not going to turn this event into some type of metaphor for the way the City of Laredo does business, but maybe, just maybe it's a sign of things to come.
In today's edition of the LMT, Zach Lindsey reported that sales tax revenue is considerably down from last year. Bad.
City crews have been working on water pipes on Market and Rosario for the last several weeks. Market itself has been closed to traffic so the morning commute for many Laredoans has not been pleasant. Yesterday we found out that work was completed and Market was again open for business.
Then this morning, I see water gushing out from the street, right in front of Las Cazuelas. Roll eyes here.
And now our (deathtraps) buses are catching fire. Nothing but good fortune for our little city and its people. At least I know I can go out and buy a book, oh.........
Late last year, City Manager Carlos Villarreal said that bus fares needed to be raised in order to run the day-to-day operations at El Metro. It didn't make sense to a lot of people, especially those who ride the bus on a daily basis. But now we have visual proof. Now we know El Metro needs the extra money to buy buses because their fleet is bursting into flames!!!
One thing's for sure: whenever I ride the bus, I'll be fighting old ladies to sit closer to the front, and near the exit.
the first one of these arrived with a large group of supporters
Perhaps she thought there would be trouble. Anyway, the format for the debate was to take on a different style.
they were going to ask seven questions to Tijerina, who is currently in office, and five questions to Gutierrez and Salinas
Tijerina objected, and her two opponents opted to leave, along with the event's organizer.
they ended up cancelling their participation and leaving the venue
And these are supposed to be the grown-ups who lead us. Even if the organizer couldn't present an unbiased debate, you would think that Gutierrez, Tijerina, and Salinas would step in and try to reach a consensus.
I'm handing out demerits to Tijerina because she took an entourage to hold her hand.
Valdez Villarreal played football at United High School on the city's affluent North Side
His life took a turn somewhere.
But it was Valdez Villarreal's war with the Gulf Cartel, U.S. authorities allege, that racked Nuevo Laredo with violence and created an atmosphere where many in Laredo are now afraid to cross the Rio Grande
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I made it out to the music/food/booze festival in downtown Laredo tonight. I didn't see the volume of people I expected and it looked like there were less food vendors present. Still, it was a good place to be on a Saturday night.
Rosaura Tijerina, who is seeking to keep her county commissioner position, had a booth out there: the Wawi Wild Bunch. Sure. Why not.
I'll post some video later tonight.
It's amazing how Sarah Palin has transformed herself over the years. It was a short time ago that she was governor of Alaska, and soon-to-be Tina Fey impersonator. Then she got tapped to run with John McCain and she was wearing designer clothes, all of a sudden. Now she's got a new hairdo and she looks like Nia Vardalos (pictured).
Palin is still young, energetic, and willing to milk her personality for all its worth. We await her next look. Talia Shire, look out!
By ZACH LINDSEY
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
The effect a mayor can have is substantial, according to Valdez.
With about eight council members for each city in Texas, a council member is “just a needle in a haystack.”
A mayor is “a cheerleader for the community,” Valdez said.
“You’re pushing your team. You’re going to do your part. That’s what I expect to do.”
Drug and alcohol abuse reduction is a priority of his.
He was instrumental in creation of drug- and weapons-free zones around parks, schools and recreational centers.
If elected, Valdez said he would continue focusing on them.
He wants to see a rehab center in Laredo, and said he plans to work with private organizations to create the center.
Valdez has also been a vocal opponent of 'street walkers' on San Bernardo Ave. Boo! We'll keep a close eye on this race and hope that he fares better than the last time around.
For now, check out our little talk.
Friday, January 22, 2010
George Clooney's telethon to raise funds for the victims of Haiti's earthquake is on now. It is being simulcast on multiple networks. www.hopeforhaitinow.org
Updates: Shine on Beyonce!
Madonna looks a bit weird...puffy cheeked.
Bono and The Edge rocking the hizzouse with Jay-Z and Rihanna.
Loved that Haitian song by Wyclef Jean.....still humming it!
A professor once told me that the reason Washington is celebrated as opposed to something like the 4th of July is because he is "safe" and not very revolutionary while still being patriotic.
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Henry Cuellar today in Laredo met with high-ranking officials from the State and Homeland Security departments where they discussed the process of obtaining passports and naturalization certificates.
During his meeting with Mario R. Ortiz, regional director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and with Brian Clark, assistant regional director of the Bureau of Consular Affairs Passport Agency, Congressman Cuellar discussed ways of how to streamline the process when applying for a passport, citizenship, or legal residency status.
“I understand and am aware that applying for a passport, citizenship, or legal residency status is a detailed and timely process. My purpose for the meeting with Mr. Ortiz and Mr. Clark was to learn more about the procedures and how better I can serve my constituents in the 28th Congressional District,” said Congressman Cuellar.
The three also discussed the current issue plaguing residents along the U.S.-Mexico border who were born to a midwife.
“The Department of State is working hard to ensure that midwife issues are addressed in the shortest time possible for people who are applying for passports,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Due to the recent cases of fraud that have come up, the State Department is taking extra steps to ensure that all U.S. Citizens are treat equally.”
The picture I've included is not from the Laredo Morning Times' Que Pasa section. Apparently, these girls appear in Jersey Shore, a show about beautiful young people who live in New Jersey.
Jessica Grose of Slate doesn't think the show's sincere feel can be reproduced. She suggests moving on to Massholes, a type of guido that lives a bit farther North.
who possesses a nearly carnal love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and
Bruins; operates motor vehicles in an aggressive fashion; drinks Sam Adams; and
overuses the adjective wicked.
I know now why I don't own an oversized television with surround sound capabilities.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
resigned as CEO to focus on a personal matter
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
CONGRESSMAN CUELLAR: HOUSE PASSES HAITI RELIEF TAX CREDIT
House unanimously approves bill to allow taxpayers to claim charitable donations for Haiti Relief
Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today helped pass H.R. 4462, legislation that would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the Haiti earthquake to claim an itemized deduction on their 2009 tax return this April. The bipartisan legislation passed the House of Representatives unanimously on Wednesday.
I had NO idea that Michael C. Hall, lead actor in Showtime's Dexter, had cancer. I had just heard about it, then I see him on last Sunday's Golden Globe Awards with a knit cap on.
I loved him when he was on HBO's Six Feet Under. It's great that he won the Best Actor in a TV Drama Award for Dexter.
Some people were saying that fellow nominee Bill Paxton was seen on camera as Michael's name was announced saying "It's the cancer!", as in that's why Michael won. OMG, shocking. Can't believe everything though.
Apparently, Michael had been keeping it a secret as long as he could. Luckily after successful treatment, he is now in remission. Thank goodness. He's a great actor.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
And male models are feeling a little better about themselves.
UPDATE: A poll tells us that Obama supporters protested in voting for Brown. Change, apparently, hasn't been delivered.
Democrats were not being "hard enough" in challenging Republican
"This situation is not unlike the situation with U.S. currency. Are we going to stop using money because the bills have 'In God We Trust' on them?"
Oh gawd; we're in serious trouble.
I think the picture that Jobsanger posted gives us a little perspective.
Councilman Hector "Tito" Garcia sees this as a fine moment to reintroduce aI really don't see this thing getting done. Laredoans love their plastic bags, and it'll be a snowy day in Laredo before we learn to live without them.
plastic bag ban.
City council should deal with this the way it dealt with cell phone use while driving: you can't do it around school zones. It's a half-assed ordinance and they're proud of it. So with the plastic bags, they should only ban them in convenience stores, at Wal-Mart from 2:00 a.m. to 5:45 a.m., and any store that Les Norton owns West of Convent Ave.
since she requested more parking space now they want to move her office to
another building that is smaller
She suffers so much for us. Her battles are never over.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Stated Tony Romo: "His record speaks for itself.. He's done a fantastic job as coach of the Cowboys."
Moving air is fun for kids
By César G. Rodriguez
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
His parents took him to the Imaginarium of South Texas at Mall del Norte for the new exhibit, AirPlay.
Children and parents took some family quality time for the exhibit that helps define the movement of air and how it can affect objects.
But the fun is not limited to the children.
His mother, Sandra Esquivel, said she enjoyed the exhibits as well as her son. Yet, she has mixed feelings.
“It makes me feel nostalgic.” she said.
However, I agree with what Chris Chase had to say:
Just because the Cowboys quit doesn't mean the Vikings needed to also.
The Vikings had the ball, and the lead, with a couple of minutes to go; they could've just run out the clock. But this is the NFL, and Brooking is part of "America's Team." Surely if your team can afford the largest jumbotron in the league, you can afford a thick skin as well.
Let's run down the previous three games for the Cowboys: 17-0 against Washington; 24-0 against the Eagles; and 34-14 against the Eagles in the Wildcard game. In all those games, I don't recall seeing Romo's backup QB taking snaps late in the game.
We can argue that the Cowboys didn't run up those scores late in each game, but by leaving Romo in there, I think, they wanted to test their offense going into the playoffs and beyond. The same can be argued with what Minnesota did yesterday.
I can appreciate Brooking's frustration, but perhaps he should be venting in another direction.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I never really paid attention to the kids who took part in this event, but in reading their short bios, I realize that even the young performers are those of privilege in our neighboring communities.
The kids representing Mexico attend a local private school (United Day), as does the young man representing the U.S. And the young lady from Mexico (?) lists horseback riding as one of her hobbies.
That's all I need: kids making me feel inferior.
WBCA - Wealthy Bores Celebrating Antiquity.
Tano's people were out in the Chacon neighborhood yesterday passing out these fliers. Mine was placed on my front gate.
The day before, I heard a Tano ad on the radio, and his t.v. spot has been running for a couple of days it seems.
He's definitely setting the pace as far as the media blitz is concerned. All other candidates are hardly keeping up.
Good for him, but unfortunately, money doesn't always win you elections in this town.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Award season is underway in Hollywood. It always helps me get over my holiday hangover. And I love seeing all those fashion mistakes.
One of my favorite award shows is Sunday night: the Golden Globe Awards. I've always liked this one because you have movie stars and TV stars all sitting at dinner tables together in the same room. Also, comedy is recognized along with drama categories. This year British comedian Ricky Gervais is hosting, and Martin Scorsese is getting the special Cecil B. DeMille Award.
I haven't seen all the movies with nominations, but I'm predicting the following winners: The Hurt Locker (Best Drama), Nine (Best Comedy/Musical), Jeff Bridges (Best Actor-Drama for Crazy Heart), Meryl Streep (Best Actress-Comedy for Julie & Julia), Mo'nique (Best Supporting Actress- Drama for Precious), and Up (Best Animated Movie).
On the TV side I think we'll see Glee taking some comedy awards. I hope Mad Men gets a win, as well as Michael Emerson for Supporting Actor-Drama for his role a Ben on Lost!
Red carpet coverage will be on E!, so you can watch after your Dallas Cowboys game coverage. Awards start at 7p.m. on Channel 10 locally. (I will be switching once in a while to catch some of the Chargers/Jets game.) Woohooo!
UPDATE: It's raining down on the red carpet. Jon Hamm has a beard (and still looks fine). Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James is actually escorting her. Tobey Maguire is going to be sitting next to The Edge from U2!!! (U2's song "Winter" from Tobey's movie Brothers is nominated for Best Song.)
Winners Update: I got 6 out of my 9 predictions right...not too bad. (Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Mo'nique, Up, Glee (Best Comedy/Musical on TV), and Mad Men...all winners!)
To my very pleasant surprise the comedy The Hangover beat out the musical Nine, which I thought was a shoo-in for that combined category.
Another nice surprise was seeing Sandra Bullock win for her role in The Blind Side. Also TV kudos to Juliana Marguilles (The Good Wife) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter). Very happy to see them win tonight!
Now I wait for the SAG Awards and the Oscars!!!
Friday, January 15, 2010
A calendar call was set for January 5, 2010 in the 111th District Court where all parties would settle on a date for trial. Not a peep was made by local media outlets.
Today I learned from the Webb County District Clerk's office that the case was transferred to federal court. No information was related to me concerning the calendar call. As it stands right now, it's out of their hands.
LaSanbe will try to keep up with this case. It might take months, even years, but we've got some time on our hands.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
How dare Glen Beck ask such an idiotic question, and how dare he ask it to Sarah Palin's face. Didn't she suffer enough with the likes of Katie Couric?
This must be some kind of litmus test for wingnuts. You answer correctly and you get a flag lapel pin.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Authorities believe the bomb threat was made from a phone outside a laundromat on San Bernardo.
This is a perfect example of government bureaucracy atFunny how he puts a positive spin on the word bureaucracy.
Story/quote via the LMT.
does a poor job getting eligible low-income people to apply
Only 55% of those eligible for assistance actually get help.
grocery retailers like H-E-B are missing out on nearly $1
billion a year in food sales
Officials point to curbing fraud in defending the application process. A former state representative cites something else.
She blamed a faulty computer system for contributing to the lengthy
Texas is having trouble keeping up with the times.
General practitioners earn a little less than specialists. To compensate, they have to take on more patients, leading to shorter patient-doctor interaction. But there's a remedy: concierge service, where a person pays a little extra ($1,000+). This is good for the people who have the means, but not for everybody else.
she's not thrilled with a system that charges an annual fee on
top of the payment she's always made
In a county where access to health care is a big problem, this stinks. Perhaps concierge service is not something that would thrive in Laredo; I don't know many people who like to go to the doctor, much less pay an extra grand for exclusive service.
Physicians in Laredo will have to make do, charging $20 here and there.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I got some video!!!
This is the coolest post ever.
My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie.
I was fourteen years old when I was murdered.
A movie that I've heard a lot of buzz about is finally making its way to the Gateway City, and I really want to see it.
It's a crime drama called The Lovely Bones, and it's directed by Lord of the Rings' chief Peter Jackson. The movie is based on the book by author Alice Sebold (I couldn't find the book at our closing bookstore's clearance shelves, so I haven't read it yet).
From the previews I see a very original looking movie...spectacular visuals. It also has a lot of star power with the likes of Academy Award winners Susan Sarandon and Rachel Weisz (a favorite of KeyRose, FYI); Mark "Don't-call-him-MarkyMark-anymore" Wahlberg; and Stanley Tucci.
I hope it doesn't disappoint. See you after the popcorn line.
Conan is calling it quits!!! He will not bow down to the NBC jerks who don't get rid of Jay Leno for good. He will not settle for being pushed down a half hour later.
Thank you Conan for standing up to those imbeciles, dignity intact.
I said it here on LaSanbe, back in September, that NBC's so-called primetime Leno experiment would be a failure. Unfortunately for real comedy fans, this failure has come at Conan's expense.
I can't WAIT to hear how NBC's gonna fix this mess which they themselves created.
(Check out Conan's monologue from last night where he rips NBC and Leno... funny stuff from a funny guy.)
Love you Conan!
After a closed door meeting, commissioners decided to create aWasn't it the mayor in The Simpsons that was always creating a committee for everything? The phrase 'passing the buck' seems to apply here on so many levels.
committee to look at Murray Malakoff's bill.
Monday, January 11, 2010
New bridge spans Rio Grande and is the closest U.S. international crossing to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico
Washington, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today joined President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa to officially open the Anzalduas International Bridge connecting the communities of Mission, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico across the Rio Grande. This new vehicular bridge is the closest international crossing point between Hidalgo County, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico.
“This is a shining moment for the United States and Mexico as we join in international unity to connect our communities once again,” said Congressman Cuellar. “This bridge will promote our mutual trade interests and it will help our citizens move commerce, goods and ideas between our two nations.”
Horizon Group would be responsible for the mall part (in no way associated with El Portal or the Khaledis) and its tenants. The city would later work on a convention center in the area.
Check out the video to see an artist's rendering.
Cutting through this clutter of electronic crap was Roxxxy, "the world's first sex robot". Roxxxy is a life-size rubber doll designed to engage the owner with both conversation and 'companionship'. The negligee-outfitted 'bot (which goes for 7 to 9 Gs) demonstrated her mastery of the English language including phrases like "I love holding hands with you".
The company's spokesman at True Companion LLC further stated that "Sex only goes so far — then you want to be able to talk to the person".
"When you talk about downtown, then you have a good possibility for
a convention center there. I think when you talk about having a convention
center, then it could attract larger conventions when you have the accommodation
available. You could have an outlet center downtown, too."
You could also have a circus with pink unicorns, and a wax museum to immortalize all the Tiger Legends. But seriously, where are you going to put a convention center downtown? I suppose you could turn the old Riverdrive Mall into a convention center. The space is there, on the far west side of the facility. LISD might own it, though.
One thing that I would like to see is B-100 broadcast from atop the Hamilton Hotel again.