Sunday, January 25, 2015

R.I.P. Joe Franklin

Joe Franklin
Joe Franklin, the "King of Nostalgia" has died. He was 88.

Joe Franklin was the grandfather of late night talk shows. He was the host of the first ever Late Night Show. Even on radio, he hadn't missed one broadcast in over 60 years until this past Tuesday.

Joe Franklin interviewed over 300,000 people, including discovering celebrities like Al Pacino, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Woody Allen.

If you can name them, he interviewed them.

The Joe Franklin Show ran from 1951 until Aug. 6, 1993, which totaled to 21,425 shows.

Aside from his TV talk show, he was on radio, including on Bloomberg Radio the past few years. He also wrote 26 books.

Joe was a personal friend. He was a special person, but more so for my father.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bryant Gumbel Blasts NRA Members as "Pigs"

Bryant Gumbel (Photo: Pagesix.com)

Real Sports anchor Bryant Gumbel said in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year that NRA members are “pigs”.

He went on to say how the NRA is a “curse upon the American landscape” and that they do not care about human life.

Mr. Gumbel received backlash over his comments on Thursday, when NRA Radio host Cam Edwards blasted Gumbel over his remarks in an interview with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze.

“I could introduce him to mothers and fathers, veterans and active duty members of the military, law enforcement officers, doctors, and paramedics I know who are proud members of the NRA.”

“The NRA members I know value human life enough to want to protect themselves and their families from those who would do them harm. They’re not pigs. They’re good people.”

Gumbel is known for regurgitating leftist talking points.

In 1993, Gumbel attacked guns  on the Today Show saying,

“America is losing its young people to gunfire and violence. Due in great part to the sad lack of gun control, murder is the second leading cause of teenage death in this country."

Cities that impose strict gun control measure often get adverse effects. For example, in 1976, Washington D.C. residents were prohibited from possessing a handgun. The Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was when the law was first implemented while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower. In a recent Harvard study, researchers concluded that there is no correlation between more gun control and less crime violence.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

N-Word Equals "Illegals"?

It's the law!
The Santa-Barbara News-Press wrote an article about illegal immigrants.

Here's the problem: they called illegal immigrants "illegal immigrants."

The paper ran the headline "Illegals Line Up for Driver's Licenses" on January 3, sparking protests that led to messages painted in red on the walls on the newspaper's offices. The paper used the term again last Friday in another front page story reading "Driving Legal Opens Door to Illegals' Past."

The controversy is that calling illegals "illegals" hurts their feelings.

Illegals have feelings too, you know!

According to americanthinker.com,
 

Thur 8pm - The Vito and Vito Show - Composer Matthew Zachary Johnson

Matthew Zachary Johnson
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The Vito and Vito Show welcomes the composer of The Boston Tea Party OperaMatthew Zachary Johnson on the program tonight! The Boston Tea Party Opera is a new operatic musical about the famous events in Boston leading up to the American Revolution. Join us as we sit down with Matthew and talk about his patriotic masterpiece. 

Critics raved about the show, with CurtainUp.com hailing the show an "opera with a conscience."

Khris Tahmin of the New York Media Group said "The amazing young cast was consistently excellent, and more than up to the task of delivering the vocal chops required by the ambitious score by Matthew Zachary Johnson."

NY Theater Now called the opera "refreshingly smart and articulate.... nothing less than beautiful. "

Hear this exclusive interview with award wining composer Matthew Zachary Johnson tonight!  

Find out more about Matthew and his new show, The Can Opener, at his website.

Also, Vito and Vito talk about the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the State of the Union and a California newspaper getting heat for calling illegal immigrants "illegals."


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Liar-In-Chief





He was political, he was vile and he was smug. When watching the President’s State of the Union Address last night, I couldn’t make out just what he wanted.

On the one hand, the President made it seem that he wanted the country to come together. He talked with bipartisanship rhetoric about coming together and helping everyday Americans.

On the other hand, the President went full liberal in front of the country. Spewing partisan nonsense about how he was trying to work with Congress and how political games were getting in the way of the country’s recovery.

Here’s an example:

“In two weeks, I will send this Congress a budget filled with ideas that are practical, not partisan.”

Malarkey!

The President is sending the new GOP Congress a budget filled with tax increases. In what seems like a rational message, the President is lying to Americans. He knows the House and Senate would in no way pass tax increases on any American and in doing what he’s doing, the President is playing politics with the American people, perpetuating the Marxist idea of class-warfare; dividing this country.

Here’s some more:

Monday, January 19, 2015

DREAMER Joins Obama at SOTU

Our fearless leader...
Ana Zamora, a DREAMer from Texas, wrote President Obama a letter last fall thanking him for his executive amnesty.

Zamora qualified for Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and her parents will reportedly qualify for Obama’s executive amnesty, which will protect the parents of U.S. citizens from deportation. Though Zamora, along with her parents, were illegal immigrants, Ana's parents will qualify because her brother and sister were reportedly born in America.

She will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama along with 21 others.

The House recently passed a Homeland Security spending bill that defunds DACA and Obama’s most recent executive amnesty, but Obama has vowed to veto any bill that defunds either action.

President Obama will once again use the State of the Union as liberal propaganda. Having Ana at the event will show Americans just how "great" his executive amnesty is. He will harp on the fact that she is united with her family and now has millions of opportunities for a better life. Obama will mention that the GOP wants to defund this, and will paint the right as evil and will try to convince Americans that Republicans hate immigrants and minorities.

But we all know that this isn't true and that there is much more to executive amnesty than just helping Ana Zamora. And the executive amnesty is unconstitutional, but we can't expect ignorant Democrats to understand this, can we?

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Sun is Shining on New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Governor Cuomo's State of the State will address his proposal to the New York State Legislature to increase the state's minimum wage from $8.75 per hour to $10.50 and to $11.50 in New York City. 

This would be the first time in history the city has a different minimum wage than the rest of the state.

The proposal will face a challenge from the Republican controlled State Senate.

Gov. Cuomo also announced $400 million to fund city rental assistance program for homeless families leaving shelters. He also pledged to build 5,000 units of affordable housing.

Also, he said he would like to raise the state’s goals for hiring minority and women-owned businesses, as well as boost goals for minority youth hiring.

Gov. Cuomo said the New York economy is stable enough to withstand the minimum wage increase.

Governor Cuomo said,

"The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining, and the sun is shining in New York." 

Many conservatives and fiscal libertarians will argue, minimum wage increases will hurt the economy. Some may even argue that we should abolish the minimum wage. But I do not agree with Governor Cuomo's bold conclusion that New York's economy is doing well. Many people are leaving New York. New York state is ranked last in so many categories, including the worst state to retire in!

I certainly don't see the sun shining on New York!