Freedom Lives

June 27, 2006

This Sucks

Many of the links to the bloggers I read on the right no longer work because they have stopped blogging, by choice.

Rob didn't make that choice.

Read the following on Gut Rumbles just a while ago.

This is Sam. Rob has passed away. They found him at 2:00 this morning slumped over on the couch. He did not shoot himself and no pills or alcohol were found in the house. When I find out anything else I'll let you know. Out of respect for my family please do not leave nasty comments.



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June 21, 2006

State of my health

It was getting a little better until I tripped on my own feet at work yesterday and fell into the wooden keyboard tray of my desk. I now have a nice gash across my chest and my left arm hurts.

This is in addition to my right shoulder which started hurting while I was still using the cane and my broken leg which is still painful when I overdue it.

Other than that I am in fine shape, lol

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Happy Anniversary to Me

By going back in time and looking at this post I was able nail nail down today as the start of the fifth year of Freedom Lives.

MT lists 513 posts and there are a few more than that which never made it over from blogspot but all in all I am not un happy. I have pretty much been coasting of rover a year or so and I want to thank those of you who still come and read whatever it is I write here. I am still taking garden pix and will eventually post some more before the deer eat them all.

Thank you all for being here and I will try to up my post tempo a bit. It is not that I have not been interested it is just that other things including being elected president of a 1500+ member group has somewhat limited my time.

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June 19, 2006

Jewish Guilt

One of the reasons I find myself rushing to get all my picks posted before the 30th is because I made a commitment to Lair to do so.
Having made that pledge I have put my self in the crosshairs of something our host and I know about quite well, jewish guilt.

Of course we jews didn't invent guilt it was invented by our mothers to keep us in line.

One of my picks knows all about this too, Joey Bishop.
Not a jewish name you say well how about Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, now what could be more jewish than that.

Joey was born in the Bronx in 1918 which was the same year my dad was born in Brooklyn.

At one point he held the record for most guest hosts for Johnny Carson on the tonight show (it may still be a record, 177) until he decided to take on Carson head to head with his own show on ABC which lasted only 2 years.

Now extra points if you can guess his regular sidekick on the show, which ran from 1967-1969, who is not only still performing but doing better than he has ever done.

Click above to get the answer. Comment if you knew before hand, no cheating now.

Cross posted at Dead Pool 2006

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New from Whittle

If you have been waiting, as I have, for Bill Whittle to write something new the wait is over. You can go read about rafts and also catch the liner notes.

Get confy first, Bill is not brief.

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June 17, 2006


Well as long as I am on a roll, I seem to remember a story about Castro brother claiming that Cuba will stay communist after Fidel dies. The poor cubans, I hope that doesn't happen but they do have the power.

Fidel himself seems to think that Zarqawi Killing a 'Barbarity. Well he should know if anyone does.

I think he is just pissed becuase he never had Abu over for lunch.

Cross posted at Dead Pool 2006

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Time is not on his Side

While we're at it and since my time is running down to get all my picks blogged what about Sharon.

The former Prime Minister however seems like he i destined to make this the only year I ever had two people die

He has had a bunch of things go wrong and you can read the article for them because I won't go into it since a lot of it reminds me of what happened to my own father.

Cross posted at Dead Pool 2006

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June 16, 2006

Jerry Lewis

My 80 year old pick Jerry Lewis is recovering from a heart attack.

Being so few of my picks have died I am sure he will recover.

Cross posted at Dead Pool 2006

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