Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump comes as no surprise as she has been singing his praises for some time now.
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Outfielder Justin Upton signed a six-year, $132.75 million contract with the Detroit Tigers subject to passing a physical.
Upton wanted at least a five year contract. Who could blame him? This is Upton's fourth team since the end of the 2012 season. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Upton as the first overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft. He would make the big club two years later when he was only 19. Upton would lead the D'Backs to the NL West title in 2011 and would finish fourth in NL MVP balloting. However, neither then D'Backs manager Kirk Gibson nor then D'Backs GM Kevin Towers liked Upton's approach to the game despite his MVP like numbers.
You would think the murder of a mother of six children in her own home in the presence of her children or the stabbing of a pregnant woman in her own home would move the Obama Administration to outrage.
But these two women are Jews. Worse they are Israelis living in the West Bank (the so-called settlers) and the Obama Administration doesn't give a damn about them. US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro declared yesterday in Tel Aviv, "Too much Israeli vigilantism in the West Bank goes on unchecked."
I would say that too many Palestinians with knives in Israel goes on unchecked.
Shapiro also claimed that Israel had one set of laws for Israelis and one for Palestinians.
Gary Loizzo, the lead singer of The American Breed, has passed away following a 2 ½ year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 70.
The American Breed is best remembered for their Top 5 Billboard hit "Bend Me, Shape Me" which reached its peak early in 1968.
While The American Breed would eventually morph into Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan), Loizzo would enjoy a successful career as a recording engineer primarily with Styx. These include some of Styx's best selling albums like Cornerstone, Paradise Theatre and Kilroy Was Here.
An avid Chicago White Sox fan, Loizzo co-wrote "Rock With The Sox" which can be heard during Chisox home games.
Here is a video of in which you can hear the young ladies scream for Loizzo and The American Breed as they performed "Bend Me, Shape Me" on The Ed Sullivan Show.
UPDATE: It's official.
The New York Times seems to think this will "rally conservatives." I tend to think otherwise.
Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses.
“I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign.
Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far.
“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in a statement trumpeting Mrs. Palin’s decision. “She is a friend, and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”
While Pete Rose will probably never get a plaque in Cooperstown, the Cincinnati Reds will enshrine Charlie Hustle into their Hall of Fame this June. Rose's number 14 will also be retired.
Rose played with the Reds from 1963-1978 and then rejoined the team as a player-manager in the middle of the 1984 season. He would set the MLB all-hit time record in 1985 and would finish his career the following year with 4,256 hits. Rose collected 3,358 of those hits while as a member of the Reds. Rose would remain the Reds' manager until he was banned from MLB in 1989.
Late last year, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred declined to remove Rose from baseball's ineligible list. Manfred did say that the Baseball Hall of Fame was free to induct him. However, Cooperstown rendered Rose ineligible for consideration in 1991 as a consequence of the lifetime ban imposed by the late Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
Even in the absence of her, uh, anatomical peculiarities, she would still be a star. Whatever IT is, she has it. Her voice may not be as soulful as Patsy Cline’s was, or as pitch-perfect as Ella Fitzgerald’s. But the Tennessee songbird with the quavering voice is a great stylist who has pleased millions with such as “I Will Always Love You,” “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “Islands in the Stream,” “Two Doors Down,” “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right,” and many others in a song-writing and singing career that has lasted more than half a century.
Singer, songwriter & occasional actor Glenn Frey, best known as a founding member of The Eagles, has passed away of complications from intestinal surgery last November. He was 67. Frey's passing was announced on The Eagles' official website.
Frey sang lead on such Eagles' classics as "Take It Easy", "New Kid in Town" and "Heartache Tonight". He would also have a successful solo career during the 1980's with hits like "Smuggler's Blues", "The Heat is On" and "You Belong to the City". The last two songs were associated with the Beverly Hills Cop and Miami Vice soundtracks, respectively.
His acting credits include Miami Vice, Nash Bridges, Arli$$ and Jerry Maguire.
I've always liked the video for "You Belong to the City". They don't make songs nor videos like this anymore.
Hillary Clinton can't duck questions about her husband's infidelities, not from campaign journalists, not from her debate sparring partners, and not from Linda Tripp who, because everything from the 1990s is refusing to stay dead and buried, has resurfaced today with allegations that Bill had other White House dalliances and has slept with thousands of women, all while under Hillary's watchful, if ambitious, eye.
Last night, if you were savvy enough to catch it (considering it was deliberately positioned opposite playoff football and Downton Abbey), the two candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination faced off while Martin O'Malley looked on helplessly. To the untrained eye, flipping through stations to avoid prime time network entertainment, it looked like, in the words of Jim Gaffigan, your grandparents arguing. If you paid attention, it was still your grandparents arguing.