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Alcohol drinkers beware – you’re in for a scare [by Will]


It’s probably cliche for me to say that nothing free is free, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

Which is why when Obama spoke of “free” health care, a rational thought would be to ask where the money comes from to pay for it. Well that’s a question even Obama doesn’t have the answer to. But rest assured, there are ideas storming in our government’s proverbial brain storm.

One proposal? A beer tax.

Jackie Explains It All


I caught some of the presidential news conference tonight on FOX.

I am not going to go too far on this just because I am not totally positive  what I am talking about (as usual. Just kidding! – Alicia). But I will say what I have heard and somewhat understood from the news conference.

Although it seems heaven-sent … [by Alicia]


I’ve wanted to write about all the recent Obama hip-hop – I consider myself the official Buntology rap expert – but apparently I waited too long, because there are already a ton of articles out about that. So I’ll just tell you my five favorite joints – and why you should download them.

I knew B was hip-hop since the primaries, when he alluded to a Jay-Z song in a rally after a debate with Hillary. Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, wrote at the time:

It had to be the first time in history that a presidential candidate had a hip-hop moment.

Barack Obama, who says he listens to Jay-Z along with his “old school guy” favorites like Earth, Wind & Fire and the Temptations, alluded to the rapper’s 2003 hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” on Thursday to sweep away concerns about his pugnacity.

After conceding that the Philly debate was tough, he brushed the imaginary lint of Hillary, George and Charlie from his shoulders, in a wordless reference to Jay-Z’s lyrics in his anthem about not letting anyone crimp your ride as you cruise from the bottom to the top: “Got some, dirt on my shoulder, could you brush it off for me?”

There’s no doubt the cat is cool.

Headin’ home – hopefully

so, after waiting in the cold for, legitimately, several hours, we’ve finally boarded bus 3 back to westfield. Although we didn’t meet PRESIDENT OBAMA, we did get some great “man on the street” comments and vids. We got some verrrry intense frostbite, too – the EMT said we might have to amputate Jackie’s big toe! Just making memories. So many memories. We’ll post more extensive info after this hellish 8-hour bus ride ends. if It ends.