Category Archives: People

God Speed George Roper

The conservative blogosphere lost a truly good friend yesterday with the passing of George (GM) Roper. His wife and daughter posted this on his Facebook page.

To all of George’s Facebook friends:

This is a post by his daughter, Jennifer, and wife, Norma. We are sorry to have to say it this way and we are sure that some of you deserve a call, but we are unable.

George passed away this morning, shortly after 6 AM. We are devastated by the loss, but know that it was his time to go home to God.

Memorial services will be held at Kreidler Funeral Home in McAllen, Texas on Saturday, November 30th at 11:00 AM.

George had been battling leukemia in recent months after beating lung cancer previously (he was a non-smoker).

I never had the opportunity to meet George in person, but I did have many occasions to correspond with him by email or online. It was always a pleasure. I found him to be kind, helpful, and insightful with a great love for his family and his country.

My prayers go out to his family and his many online friends. God Speed.

January 9th Birthday Babe – Nina Dobrev

Happy 24th birthday to Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev.

Rule 5

Andy Griffith Dies

Sad, sad news today – Andy Griffith has died.

Former UNC President Bill Friday says The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock actor died at his home in Dare County, North Carolina around 7 a.m.

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Griffith, who was born in Mt. Airy, N.C., was launched to fame as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show for the CBS from 1960-1968.

I know that I am only one of millions of fans who are saddened by this news. RIP Andy. My prayers are with your family and friends.

Buying a ticket for the lawsuit lottery

I just read this story while sitting here eating my lunch. It makes me sick to see people who are willing to destroy others, including an 11 year old boy, just for a chance at a lawsuit lottery payday.

A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.

Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She’s also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.

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The lawsuit filed April 24 alleges Migliaccio’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd and caused “severe, painful and permanent” injuries.

Hubby is looking to up the ante by adding another count for “the loss of “services, society and consortium” of his wife.”

I sincerely hope this gets tossed and these two low-life’s are embarrassed by their actions.

May 26th Birthday Babe – Nicki Aycox

A happy 36th birthday wish to actress Nicki Aycox.

History Today – May 26th, 1962 – The British Invasion?

When you think about the British Invasion, your mind naturally goes to groups like The Beatles and Rolling Stones. However, the first “Briton ever to have reached the top of the American charts in the rock and roll era was a man by the name of Mr. Acker Bilk

Mr. Acker Bilk was a jazz clarinetist dressed in the throwback garb of an Edwardian dance hall player—hardly the stuff that trends are made of, but the pleasing sound of his Stranger On The Shore fit very neatly within the spectrum of non-threatening pop that dominated in America prior to the arrival of the Beatles.

And what was this chart topper?

His instrumental single, “Stranger On the Shore” provided the first, false hint of the British Invasion to come when it went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 26, 1962.

Here is a live recording of that piece from 1988.

May 25th Birthday Babe – Molly Sims

Happy Birthday to actress and SI Swimsuit model Molly Sims.

May 23 Birthday Babe – Kelly Monaco

A very happy birthday to Playmate, very first Dancing with the Stars winner, and “daytime drama” star Kelly Monaco

Sorry for the delay!

May 22nd Birthday Babe – Anna Belknap

Happy 40th Birthday to CSI: NY’s Lindsay Monroe – Anna Belknap