The cross-country Tea Party Express heads out from Sacramento, Calif., for the nation’s capitol August 28 on a 15-day national tour. To see if the patriotic rolling rally is coming to a town near you as it motors its way to the September 12 march on Washington, click here for the tour itinerary and dates. Come join their band. They’re standin’ up for freedom and liberty!
Connect with others in your state by joining the 9-12-D.C. social networking site. Find a bus to ride in on or a caravan of cars coming from your area. This site makes it a snap to work together to spread the word and coordinate your trip to D.C. for the march on Washington.
To find out where your next and nearest town hall is scheduled, check out Red States’ calendar, which is constantly updated as new forums are added.
And a teen from Alabama captured the spirit of America in this powerful video he produced, using the music of “Winter: Lux Aeterna” by The Kronos Quartet which was featured on the soundtrack for both “Requiem for a Dream” and “The Fountain.”
I’ll have the special
Food so tasty, it’s criminal!
Wanted! Felony Franks, where you can order Freedom Fries to go with your Misdemeanor Weiner. The notorious eatery is breaking out in headlines. Take a look at this business that’s going gangbusters!
In these tough economic times, this organization comes through like a nutritional guardian angel with high quality, affordable food. The menu changes every month and is perfect for elderly nourishment and a steady diet for those who need to diet. See if there’s some angel food near you.
Have a cookie?
Acxiom and Datran. What are they and why should you care? Digital goddess Kim Komando explains.
It’s alien to me
It’s like having a cocktail inside the belly of Jonah’s whale. This odd-looking establishment was designed by Hans Rudi Giger (HR Giger), a designer on the “Alien” movies, who won an Oscar for best special effects. Toss one back inside the skeleton of a monster. There are nine other lounges featured on this site, each one weirder than the other. My favorite? The Chillout. Very cool. Do click on the collection of more oddities found on page right.
Twitter, the public short messaging network, was under attack earlier this month. As a result, the people behind the OpenMicroBlogging (OMB) movement say it’s time for the 140-character, publicly-subscribable format to become an open standard, in part because, as last week’s attack showed, Twitter is as vulnerable as it is vital.
Reflections in this week’s rearview mirror
“I never had sexual relations with that woman.”
Eleven years ago on August 17, President Bill Clinton admitted having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In a televised address, Clinton told the American people that he took full responsibility for his actions.
Clinton said, “Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong.”
Up, up and away, in my beautiful balloon…
Thirty-one years ago, three Americans made the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by hot air balloon. Ben Abruzzo, Larry Newman and Max Anderson took six days to complete the flight from Maine in the U.S. to France. The trio travelled the 3,000 miles (4,800 km) in a 65-foot-diameter gondola named The Spirit of Albuquerque, powered by a helium-filled balloon.
We are stardust, we are golden
They were the iconic symbol of Woodstock, a young couple huddled together in a blanket. Find out what their lives are like now, 40 years later.
Top Weasel Watchers
This week’s winners focused on issues related to the axis between the problems in the Middle East and that of the American left. Five of the 14 winning blogs this week include:
- Joshuapundit – Mirage: Obama’s Middle East Strategy
- The Provocateur – The Definitive Dossier on ACORN
- The Chronicle of Higher Education – The Shame of Academe and Fascism, Then and Now
- Front Page Magazine – Victor Davis Hansen on Obama’s Bullying of Israel
- Day by Day cartoon – Final Solutions to Free Speech
The TV evolution
After the end of World War II in the 1940s, radio died out and TV took off. Two of the most popular shows were “Original Amateur Hour” and Milton Berle’s comedy, “Texaco Star Theater.” See what happened in the ’50s next.
Name the character, the actor and the movie in which these lines were spoken:
“This whole country’s just like my flock of sheep! Rednecks, crackers, hillbillies, hausfraus, shut-ins, pea-pickers – everybody that’s got to jump when somebody else blows the whistle. They don’t know it yet, but they’re all gonna be ‘Fighters for Fuller’. They’re mine! I own ’em! They think like I do. Only they’re even more stupid than I am, so I gotta think for ’em.”
Send your answer to me via email (address below). We’ll announce the winners in next week’s Surfin’ Safari.
The winners of last week’s movie trivia were readers “hs4deme3” and James Tyler, who both correctly guessed that it was character Ann Anderson (played by actress Katharine Ross) who said: “It seems sometimes things get so thick around a man that he comes to feel that everything is closing in on him and that’s when he wants to be left alone,” in the 1965 movie “Shenandoah,” starring Jimmy Stewart.