Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The only modern country show of the fair took place Wednesday night. I do not listen to country radio that much anymore, so I didn't know Blake had so many hell raising and drinking songs in his catalogue. The last time he was at the fair I remember a good show, but not much showmanship. Maybe being a judge on "the voice" taught him a little bit about all that. A few examples: He had a part of the show where he talked about how messed up he was because his family used to lock themselves in their rooms and blast music. He was just a toddler so he would sit in front of their doors and listen. First he would go to his parents room and sit next to their locked door. And yes he did insinuate why the door was locked. Then he played a verse of "Play that funky music white boy." Then he went to his brothers room where funny smelling smoke always came out and listened to his song (can't remember it). Finally he got to his sisters door. She was listening to the most God awful crap he had ever heard, so then he sang a verse of "My purgative." He said he hated himself for singing that song, then said that moment changed his life forever because he knew that he wanted to be in music, and it was going to be the exact opposite to that "crap." Later in the show he sat down to play some of his old slow songs. He said he was worried that no one would remember them because to many people he is a "new artist" after seeing him on "the voice." He said if the crowd didn't sing along once he started a song he would just start singing Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift songs. During this segment he did play my favorite Blake Shelton song, "Austin." In his set he played "Who are you when I'm not looking" "Hillbilly Bone" "Some Beach" "Playboys of the Southwestern World" and ended with "Ol Red." Even Miranda Lambert came out and sang a song with Blake near the end. Very entertaining show for the 7500 that came to the fair Wednesday night. The aftershow was much different than the last time he played at the Wisconsin State Fair. Last time he and James Otto went to Paulies and bought the whole bar round after round and got completely wasted. Last night "Mr. Miranda Lambet" and the misses were gone less than 30 minutes after the show. Well, he still pulled off the "party personna" on the stage even if it is becoming a little farther and farther away from reality.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
The Turtles came on the stage to Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" They yelled "stop...what have they done to our music." It's hard to refute that fact based on the impressive set list that even after 40 years is still pleasing to the ears. I highly doubt that anyone who is making "music" today will be playing a concert for over 4300 fans in 40 years. Most of them can not play for that many people today. It seems like the music that came out of the 60's 70's and 80's was something that people could get behind, could be excited about, enjoy to the point that what they heard on the radio became the soundtrack of their lives. Well, pretty much every song that was played at the Wisconsin State Fair Mainstage Sunday night was released 12 or more years before I was even born, but at any age someone who enjoys good melody, instruments, and beat can listen to hit after hit after hit and know it was a good time to be a music fan. There is no way for me to list all the hits, go on youtube and search for The Turtles (three letters away from making a gazillion dollars), the Association, The Buckinghams, the grass roots, and Paul Revere and the Raiders. The bands played for almost three hours and I didn't know two songs. They ended the show with each act coming out one more time and singing the hook from one of their songs and as Flo and Eddie walked off the stage they turned to eachother and said, "It beats working" "I beats washing dishes." They personified the attitude of the 60's, and so did their meet and greet fans. While the kids show had 250 people who walked in a single file line to meet the band, the 15 people that went backstage for this show couldn't do it. When I told one guy to wait by a fence he asked me if he was in prison. Different attitude for a different time. Okay, back to the show. Each "group" was really just a front man or two and a house band that had a ton of skill on the instruments and could hit all those notes that might have been hit or miss from the legends. Let's hope one day record companies decide they are going to make music that people can be passionate about, truely love, and will be remembered for a long time. Now, back to Lady who?
Sunday, August 07, 2011
There was a big time rush to the Wisconsin State Fair grandstand Saturday night complete with 9200 screaming girls and moms. (That is more than at Mrs. Spears at Summerfest) It was easily the biggest paid crowd at the grandstand since they tore down the old one. These boys danced, sang, joked...they did whatever it took to entertain that crowd. They did something that I have never seen done before and it was pretty cool. They had every one take a picture of the stage at the same time...When all those cameras went off around the same time it made a really cool effect. They were kids doing pop/rock songs from a TV show. The music was fine, they even did a cover of "I want to hold your hand" which exemplifies the type of music they played. It was nice to see so many "young people" enjoy themselves to songs with a nice message. The girls in the crowd were crazy but listed very well when asked to follow the rules. I woudn't think that a used water bottle would be exciting but when I gave a girl one after the show she acted as if I gave her a check for $100,000. The only trouble I had was a mom who refused to take her daughter off her shoulders until I told her the next person who would tell her would be the police. All in all a great show, and great for the fair. Once again the groups manager told us that we were the best security crew they have seen anywhere in the United States. This happens often because we are. When they arived at the stage the manager was gonig off about how bad security was the night before, and that we better not ask for autographs or talk to them at all. By the end of the night he was asking us if we wanted anything. Of course we said no, but it shows what a great job everyone does there. The only downside to the night was that one of the band members slammed his motorcylce into a rental car. He was fine but the car was @2500 unfine and I couldn't believe their manager le them do that type of stuff. What if that guy, Carlos I think, broke his hand? Not worth the "trill" of riding around on a ATV or motorcycle. Other than the "new" security that gets paid more in 24 hours than I have been paid for working there 16 years and keeping them out of the grandstand things went great. Well done Bruce for booking such a wildly successful and popular group.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
As is now the usual in American, black youth trying to destroy everything around them and atleast beat up as many white people as they can:
Monday, November 29, 2010
Ya, Bush was stupid, Palin is stupid..
You screamed your heads off with the big, huge Valorie Plame story..wow..
Obama is completely and totally incompetent at EVERY SINGLE thing possible...
Let more intelligence leaks out in one second than in the history of the United States combined...idiot..
Today was the final straw..today is the day Obama took down the country he has hated his whole life.
Today is the day the United States stopped being the world's superpower
We care governed by children
Posted by The Game at 4:31 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This is great to see.
The hard core liberal failure of this country might bring about actual change, reform, and responsibility.
What will happen is this will not go anywhere, but if the GOP keeps offering up things like this they will destroy dems in 2012 and Obama will be gone.
With the confidence true conservatives have will allow them to ignore the stupid comments of the media telling them they must be moderate.
I hope there is a poll taken about this legislation.
It will be supported my a great number of Americans.
Keep an eye on Paul Ryan...he easily could be our next President if he wanted to run..
all the liberal idiots that come here will once again not be able to explain how this is not the fault of socialism or how it is the fault of bush or fox news..(see post two back where they said nothing)
why in the hell would we move toward something that has never worked ever in the history of the world
it's like we are running into the burning building while everyone else is running out
IRELAND ON THE BRINK...
...TOLD TO TAKE EU BAILOUT
PORTUGAL HITS PANIC BUTTON...
GREECE: DEFICIT MUCH BIGGER THAN ESTIMATED...
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here is what happens. An economy is strong and productive because of conservative policy.
Because there is so much wealth, liberals convince everyone that there is enough money to help the poor and others treated "unfair."
Eventually the economy slows and we start having deficits.
Because the people getting stuff from the govt expect it and have a sense of learned helplessness, the cost stays the same or goes up to "help" them.
Deficits grow to the point that the entire economy and govt budget are on the verge of collapse.
You are forced to cut all these govt programs while at the same time the economy has been damaged so bad even more people need the help that is no longer there.
So while you started with a vast majority of people happy and some struggling, now you have everyone struggling and no help available.
Liberalism can not sustain itself.
Look at France
FRANCE PASSES RETIREMENT AGE RAISE TO 62 ^
France braced for second week of strikes, blockades... ^
Look at US:
SLASH AND BURN!
Raise Retirement Age...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
So liberals, answer a few things for me...
You were soooo "mad" at Bush for his spending, where is the outrage now?
You were soooo "mad" about Gitmo, but now it is okay?
You wanted an end to the wars, what happened to the stories in the paper on a daily basis on soldier deaths?
Answer is that most of you really could care less about any of those things. It was just a way for you to attack Bush..
If I am wrong answer why these things do not matter anymore
Sunday, November 07, 2010
The latest Rasmussen Poll states: Asked who they would vote for if the Republican presidential primary were held today, 20% say Romney, 19% Huckabee and another 19% Palin.
Again, I am going to say this is a very big mistake. If the GOP nominates wishy-washy conservatives (read Romney and Huckabee) or someone that too many people see unfavorably (read Palin) then we will have 4 more years of Obama.
The GOP needs to nominate someone more along the lines of the candidates that won this time around. True, principled conservatives that are not insane (read O'Donnell and Angle).
Right now I believe the BEST choice is conservative Paul Ryan from WI. He is EXACTLY the right candidate for the times. He is very fiscally Conservative. He is not afraid to offer actual plans instead of just use talking points.
The other big time candidate might be Marco Rubio. It might be too soon for him, but he doesn't need a teleprompter to speak, he seems conservative, looks good, and can peel away some of the Hispanic vote.
Do not let history repeat itself. Every time the GOP nominates a moderate they lose big (read Dole and McCain).
Who would you like to see in '12. You understand the campaign will start ramping up in about 2 months...
So let's see if anyone can help me figure this out.
If GWB was an idiot and he could do speeches without a teleprompter, what does that make Obama?
Is this a matter of national security?
Maybe not, but in a way it is if the leader of the free world does not have the confidence or brain power to memorize a speech...or at worst have some "cheat sheets"
I know Bush had a binder with him that he paged through, but it seemed like he only glanced at it.
Doesn't that make his just a little smarte on atleast some level?
Saturday, November 06, 2010
That is what liberals are saying right now.
That type of comment shows they are missing the reason they took an ass whoooooopin' on Tuesday.
It isn't JUST that America is messing up right now.
It is that things are messed up AND Democrats kept doing things that Americans did not like or think would help.
If the GOP introduces things that Americans think are good ideas and can help change things for the better, they will win more in 2012 with the promise these ideas will be put into motion.
We all know little will actually happen for the next two years, but maybe that is a good thing.
Now businesses can start making plans knowing Obama can not throw a bunch of new taxes and regulations on them
Unemployment will drop soon just because of that fact.
GOP, just propose things Americans think actually makes this country better, because it clear that they do not like govt run health care or huge spending and tax increases...
It's not over American..we just took the first step.
Now we actually have to save America..
The election just got us a spot in the race, but the other horses have been training for years...
Don't be happy just getting invited, you have to work hard and train like its Rocky I
WASHINGTON – AARP’s endorsement helped secure passage of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Now the seniors’ lobby is telling its employees their insurance costs will rise partly as a result of the law.
In an e-mail to employees, AARP says health care premiums will increase by 8 percent to 13 percent next year because of rapidly rising medical costs.
And AARP adds that it’s changing copayments and deductibles to avoid a 40 percent tax on high-cost health plans that takes effect in 2018 under the law. Aerospace giant Boeing also has cited the tax in asking its workers to pay more. Shifting costs to employees lowers the value of a health care plan and acts like an escape hatch from the tax.
Historical notes about Tuesday's red wave:
1. Ron Johnson’s 52% was the best performance by a Republican Senate candidate in Wisconsin since, brace yourself … 1956.
2. Johnson will be only the second Republican to serve in the Senate from Wisconsin since the Kennedy Administration, the third since Joe McCarthy, and the fourth since the 1930s.
3. Republicans gained two U.S. House seats in Wisconsin for the first time since 1966.
4. I couldn’t find any other time in the last 50 years that one party in Wisconsin has gained or lost three seats in Congress. It happened Tuesday when Republicans picked up two U.S. House seats and a Senate seat.
5. According to the Wisconsin GOP, the 14 state Assembly seats the party gained is the most since 1938. (We warned you on election day to remember 1938). The four state Senate seats the party gained is the most since 1980.
These additional factoids come from UW-Madison political science chair John Coleman:
1. Republicans nationally have their most state legislative seats since 1928 (about 3,920, with some still too close to call; that’s 53% of all the legislative seats in the country).
2. Republicans gained 19 state legislative chambers across the country, with four additional chambers still up in the air but potential pickups.
3. Democrats now control only 38% of the state legislative seats in the Midwest; their worst since 1956.
4. The GOP gain of 680 legislative seats nationally (across lower and upper houses) was the most by either party since 1966.
5. Republicans will control at least 55 chambers, their most since 1952.
6. Democrats gained seats in only one state lower chamber (Delaware) and five upper chambers (Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania).
7. In the battle for Congress, 49 Democratic House incumbents and only two Republican incumbents were defeated. An additional 14 open seats held by Democrats were picked up by Republicans; only one open seat flipped from Republican to Democrat.
8. Wisconsin's Russ Feingold was one of only two incumbent Democrats in the Senate to be defeated along with Arkansas' Blanche Lincoln; no GOP senators lost. Four open seats in the Senate switched from Democrat to Republican.
Why is this a problem?
Are we really pretending that people in the media are not liberal?
They are 85 percent liberals and that is just the way it is...
The problem is that even if they try and be "fair and balanced" it is impossible.
The bias comes in the stories they choose to report, the labels they put on people.
It is the way it is.
Just one example.
Republicans were described as "extreme" a large number of times in the past few weeks on MSNBC..dems, zero.
Just one example..a little late to get into it now.
But I'm really surprised there is a rule that tries to assume these people are going to be operating "down the middle"