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Trastevere Almost A Travesty

By D. E. Carson, published on May 25, 2009

On the corner of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Boulevard stands a large imposing edifice housing an Italian restaurant named Trastevere Ristorante Italiano. The place is decorated in a fashion befitting a good old, authentic Italian restaurant. It has the plaster walls complete with cracks to give it that “Old World” feel. Included in the restaurant is an al fresco dining area and large front windows that fold open like old fire station doors that open the place up to make for a great dining experience.The food is prepared as one might expect. I had a standby: pepperoni... (more)

Tags: new york, california, restaurant, fashion, santa monica

2010: The Year Of The... What???

By D. E. Carson, published on May 23, 2009

Okay, now listen.  I have to comment on this one because frankly, my adoring fans out there are going to be shocked to learn my stance on this call.

Here’s the story:  Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) has introduced a bill to be passed as a congressional resolution naming 2010 as the Year of the Bible.  So far he’s been mocked by Barney Frank (“Does that mean 2009 is not the year of the Bible?  What is 2012, the Year of the Quaran?”), criticized by Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (“That’s an endorsement of religion by the federal government, and we shouldn’t be doing that!”) and even caught indignation... (more)

Tags: religion, paul broun, 2010 year of the bible, barney frank, federal government, first amendment

La Forecast High Temp ... 39F???

By D. E. Carson, published on May 21, 2009

There is a misconception that everything west of the San Andreas Fault is going to fall off into the Pacific Ocean.  The reality is that the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate are actually passing each other.  It is estimated that in several billion years Los Angeles will eventually have snow on a regular basis because it will have actually moved to Canada.

Fortunately for us, we won't be around to see it.

But it certainly does bring up an interesting topic -- as does Digidave's proposal.

In the eight or so years that I have lived in the High Desert of California,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, france, california

People To Schwarzenegger: We're Not Your A. T. M.!

By D. E. Carson, published on May 20, 2009

On the day after seeing his special ballot measures not only shot down, but shot down and engulfed in roaring flames, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told reporters in Washington, D. C. that he got the message.

“An overwhelming majority of people told Sacramento, 'Go and do your work yourself, don't come to us with your problems’. The message was clear from the people, ‘go all out and make those cuts and live within your means’," he said.

You’re pretty much on the money there “Ah-nold”, but now, the question is, “what are you going to do about it?”

Well, how about not threatening... (more)

Tags: california, mexico, california bankruptcy, governor arnold schwarzenegger

Suspension Over Prom

By D. E. Carson, published on May 13, 2009

You know the story of Tyler Frost.  He’s the high school senior who attended his girlfriend’s prom and was suspended from his own school because of it.  He attends a private Christian school, she attends a different school.  The principal of the Christian school told Frost that if he attended the prom he would face suspension for violation of the school’s no dancing policy.

Frost went anyway.

He was then suspended from his school and will not be able to take his final exams on time nor will he be allowed to graduate with the rest of his class.

Based on his demeanor during... (more)

Tags: america, tyler frost, christian schools

Excuse Me Senator?

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 30, 2009

After only about 30 minutes of research, the following information was discovered regarding Senator Feinstein.  Please note, there is nothing that can be readily found to indicate that what is being done is illegal, however, it does bring up ethical questions and cloudy ethics are still part of corruption.  Just because something isn’t illegal doesn’t make it right or ethical.

Around January 6, 2009, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces a bill into the Senate that is supposed to give $25 billion to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) – the entity that guarantees your bank... (more)

Tags: california senator, dianne feinstein, fdic, richard blum, cb richard ellis group, aig, congress

Liberals Aren't Getting It

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 17, 2009

Liberals are so desperate to stay in power they are refusing to acknowledge the impact of the Tax Day Tea Parties last Wednesday. The reason is because they are scared.

They are scared to acknowledge that they were given a chance and they’ve blown it. Obama hasn’t been in office 100 days yet and he’s already bowed to a foreign leader, apologized to virtually every country in the world for anything America has done or may have done to offend them and just today, while in Mexico kissing the ass of President Filipe de Jesus Calderon, Obama met with... (more)

Tags: jesus, germany, obama, mexico

U. S. Captain Freed; Pirates Vow Revenge

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 13, 2009

With the rescue of U.S. captain Robert Phillips from Somali pirates, the pirate ring has vowed revenge.  Early Sunday morning local time, U.S. Navy snipers took out three of the pirates holding Phillips hostage on a small lifeboat.  Phillips was then moved to Navy vessels and began the journey home.  He was not harmed in the brief gun battle.

But this action won’t go unnoticed by the pirate thugs who perpetrated the act.

One of the pirates, Abdullahi Lami, holding a Greek ship anchored in the Somali town of Gaan, said: "Every country will be treated the way it treats us. In the... (more)

Tags: obama, somali, pirates, g20, us forces, captain robert phillips

U. S. Captain Released; Somali Pirates Dead

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 12, 2009

Captain Richard Phillips of the U.S. cargo ship, Maersk Alabama who was being held hostage off the coast of Somalia since last week has been freed from his captors following a brief firefight between the pirates and the US Navy. Phillips has been rescued unharmed and is currently resting comfortably aboard the USS Boxer. According to reports released via the Associated Press, three of the four pirates who were holding Phillips were killed in the fire fight.

A pirate who had been in contact with negotiators is now in military custody. FBI spokesman John Miller... (more)

Tags: iran, obama

The Hour I'll Never Get Back

By D. E. Carson, published on Apr 12, 2009

I don't watch shows like The Hills on TV. Yet I can't help but know who Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge and Heidi Montag are. They are twenty-somethings living in Los Angeles trying to make it on their own. This information, of course, is courtesy of the myriad gossip magazines that adorn the endcaps and checkout stands of every Wal-Mart I shop.

But last night, for some reason -- perhaps the lack of anything worth watching being on (remember, I'll sit and watch golf for cryin' out loud, so you know I had to be bored!) -- I actually suffered my way through the "episode" of The Hills... (more)

Tags: los angeles, golf, gay, sex

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