The Trifecta

  • Be careful what you wish for

    Posted by Jim McKinney

    I recently posted a thought on FB that dealt with the possibility that Republican voters would rather vote for anyone other than the President in the upcoming election.  I realize this is not a foreign thought to those on the right...after all, provocateur Mark Levin refers to the President as a "Marxist" on a semi-regular basis...but I REALLY hope that conservatives think this through when choosing their candidate.  If President Obama is that bad...and I can ask any number of my right-leaning friends the answer to that one...then no matter who might get elected with the "R" behind his name will have a free path to do whatever the hell he wants.  After all, anything that's bad after the election will be Obama's fault, right? You can bet the Republicans will trumpet this fact to the heavens.  It's not true, of course, as both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for the mess we are in.  Still, it would behoove voters on the right side of the aisle to make sure to do their homework.  Is the person you're coloring in that oval for really going to make you better off during his term?  Will he not be an empty suit just waiting to point the finger of blame at the other side, stating they are responsible for your woes and tribulations?  Make sure that the Republican candidate knows how important this election is for our country...and that voters know how important it is that the GOP candidate is chosen through a careful process.  We as a nation cannot afford anything less.

  • Dave Grohl Speech from Grammy's

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Love this speech from Dave Grohl from last night. Reminds me I need to pickup that guitar that I haven't given much love to in the past month.  Here is the video in case you missed it. 

     

  • Harry Potter in 60 seconds

    Posted by Jay Morris

    OK at the risk of being called a geek, which I am, I post this, Harry Potter in 60 seconds.  

  • Are Roland Martin's tweets homophobic?

    Posted by Jay Morris

    Roland Martin is a political commentator on CNN, he was suspended from that network this week for some of his tweets on Superbowl Sunday. Here are a couple of them:

    If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

    Ladies, if your man don’t like sports, send his azz back to the factory. He came to you defective! #rolandsrules

    I’m sorry. I’m not down with seeing dudes walking around with bags on their shoulders that resemble women’s handbags. #helltothenaw

    Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) argued these were homophobic, CNN said "Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive.". What do you think? 

  • Van Halen opening act says he was surprised

    Posted by Jay Morris

    So it was David Lee Roth's idea... 

    Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth's idea to book disco band Kool & The Gang as the rock group's support act on its upcoming North American tour after he saw them perform at the Glastonbury festival last year

    According to Billboard.com, Robert Bell of Kool and the Gang said "I was kind of surprised, because Van Halen is more on the rock side and we do what we do. I said, 'That's an interesting combination.' It really caught us by surprise. But the more people I mention it to, the more interesting they're saying it is.

    According to contactmusic.com Bell insists the two odd acts will make for a great show.

    "We had big hits in the 80s, and so did they. They've been kind of like a party band on the rock side, with their audience, and their audience is 60 per cent female and we have songs like Ladies' Night and Celebration... and our audience is at least 80 per cent a pop audience. Most of the time we have a crowd that's 80 per cent white. Plus we do a lot of international dates with Def Leppard, Meat Loaf, Uriah Heep, Chicago, Elton John... A lot of people don't know that 'cause they don't really see it."

  • It's the pot calling the kettle black

    Posted by Jim McKinney

    Former Susan G.Komen vice-president Karen Handel has decided to go on the warpath about the effort that Planned Parenthood supporters put forth regarding the Komen decision to remove PP from its grant list, then reversing said decision.  This attitude should come as no surprise, given that Handel's position as a ardent pro-life proponent is well-known.  What is reprehensible is her statement that "all of us should be saddened that an outside organization will put this kind of pressure on another organization around their processes and granting and how they do it and to whom they are going to grant".  Why reprehensible, you ask?  Because conservatives are known to utilize a similar tactic when they object to an advertiser on a TV or radio station.  For instance, the effort to remove Ellen DeGeneres as the spokesperson for JC Penney because she is gay is exactly what Handel is railing against regarding PP.  Handel doesn't like PP's overall mission, so removing the money is a worthy effort.  Ellen is a poor representative for a "traditional family" store like Penney's, so taking her out is a worthy effort.  Just face it Karen- your decision to leave Komen is politically motivated...and while I admire your sticking to your guns...don't try to make us believe this was anything but you stating that you don't like PP...so there. 

     

  • The latest on the Trump announcement today

    Posted by Jay Morris

     

    Here is the latest from the Trump camp. He will NOT, repeat will NOT be endorsing Newt. Instead he will endorse Mitt.. This has gotten way to strange, Click here for the story. We will air the the offical announcement at 3:30 on the Trifecta. Maybe Trump will change his mind again and endorse Ron Paul. Who knows.

  • R.I.P Don Cornelius

    Posted by Jay Morris
    Here is some reaction to the death of Don Cornelius

    Aretha Franklin wrote "It's so sad, stunning and downright shocking. A huge and momentous loss to the African-American community and the world at large. Don Cornelius single handedly brought about a melding and unity of brother and sisterhood among young adults worldwide and globally with the unforgettable creation of Soul Train.
    Rapper Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, was amongst the stars using Twitter to pay his respects, writing, "RIP Don Cornelius. Love Peace And Soul 4eva"
    The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan said: "Sad to hear about the passing of Don Cornelius of Soul Train fame. Grateful to him that he turned me on to so much great music."
    Ice Cube also used his Twitter account to pay tribute, writing "Rest in Peace, Love & Soul...Don Cornelius"
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea posted ahhhh don cornelius, i loved that guy, so much great music I saw through him R.I.P. Bless his soul".
    Cornelius stepped down from his role as Soul Train host in 1993. According to the BBC, he was honoured with a place in the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 1995, and also has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.