Thursday, August 26, 2004

The Politics of a Pancake

Recent guests on Shooting the Breeze included E.J. & Steve Manton, the dynamic duo who held the pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Kerry/Edwards campaign. A dinner conversation became a committee which quickly resulted in a grassroots fundraiser raking in $47,500.

Now that's a number.

Rounding out their team were:
Tom Henkel, Michael and Sheila Cory, Arlene and Bernie Goodman, Carol and Nortin Hadler, Marilyn and Don Hartman, Alice Joyce, Barry Katz, Judy Marks, Ann Rauchback, Edie Salmony, Rosemary Waldorf, Andrea Woosley and Bill and Jan Zellman

The event was held at Mama Dip's Kitchen, featured music by the All-Stars, whose performance was donated. Nice work folks.

Bomb Scares at Cedar Ridge High

It will only take one ... one real pipe bomb, one kid with an arm blown to bits to drive home the reality that every single time a bomb threat is phoned in school officials must react swifty and seriously. Thankfully, Cedar Ridge High School's staff knows this and as several threats have been called in just this week, they have properly evacuated the buildings and searched as needed to assure students and staff that returning indoors was safe.

Kudos to Principal Alisa McLean for offering a reward to students for infomation leading to an arrest -- there have been two this week and we're all hopeful this will calm things down. The school and the district should hear from parents -- from all of us, that we appreciate their vigilence in this post-Columbine world.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Barbie for President?! From the Dream House to the White House

On this week's Shooting the Breeze we talked briefly about Mattel's latest promotion for the 45 year-old Barbie. She's running for the top job, says a spokesperson for Mattel -- a means of teaching girls about the importance of the political process.

Does this mean that she and Ken will finally settle down?

Ahhh. Memories of Dan Quayle bashing fictional TV character Murphy Brown for electing to have her accidental baby. Of course, that was before the butterfly ballot ...

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Shooting the Breeze

Beginning August 21, my new show Shooting the Breeze will take to the airwaves on WCHL (1360 AM). We'll focus on politics, culture and the culture of politics. We're gonna have FUN. That's right F-U-N. We want listeners to participate with show ideas, suggestions about guests and responses to things we talk about on the air. It's all good. Stay tuned for more!