This just in, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, New York Senator Charles Schumer, has called for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian Dressing.
I should have mentioned this much sooner. I apologize. Alan Colmes, the liberal political commentator, passed away recently from cancer at the age of 66. Best known for the Fox News TV show, “Hannity and Colmes,” among the many places Alan hung his hat was talk radio station WABC, where he was called Alan B. Colmes. His middle initial wasn’t B, it was S. Early in both of our careers, I was the newsman on his Sunday music show on a now defunct Long Island radio station. “Nice,” is a word anyone who ever knew him, including me, would use to describe him. He was also kind and gracious to those of us he passed on his way up. Condolences to his family and RIP Alan S. Colmes.
There are lots of local elections coming up for villages in New York State later this month. Some New York villages vote at other times though, so if you live in a New York village, call village hall and ask. I know there are people who only vote in national elections and people who don’t vote at all, but your vote counts most in the smallest jurisdictions because each vote is a larger part of the total in a more local election.
The League of Women Voters has accomplished a lot toward civic awareness even beyond its initial purpose of encouraging American women to participate once they could vote. Because village elections are coming up, I attended a League of Women Voters candidate forum last night. If I could bet every man, woman and child in the United States that I’ve attended more League of Woman Voters forums than they have, I’d win more than I’d lose, a lot more. Still, nobody runs a more boring forum than the League of Women Voters.
It was meant to be. I collect popular music. Mine is a medium-sized collection of around 8,000 songs. Joel Whitburn’s “Top Pop Singles” is a reference book that lists every song that made the Billboard top 100 charts. My copy is a paperback and covers 1955-1993. I’ve used it a lot over the last 24 years, and a paperback book that’s 24 years old is likely to be falling apart. To nobody’s surprise, mine is. So, I looked on line and found a hardcover version that covers 1955 through 2012. It’s not the latest edition and it was on sale for $48.94, including tax and shipping. I happened to have an Amazon gift card with a balance of guess how much? $48.94! I ordered the book.
Baseball causes warm weather. I’ve told you that before. So, when your team’s games are on the radio, please put the game on in your car and drive around with the windows down. It will do a lot more toward making the weather warmer than waking up some dumb groundhog in early February in Pennsylvania.