Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Betty White Joins Twitter

Betty White joined Twitter on Tuesday starting right off with, "Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me."

She then continued to promote her new show and tease Ryan Seacrest, "Hey @RyanSeacrest -- my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we're in the same time slot. I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you..."

Attitude and humor is exactly what we expected from the 90 year old, and whenever she does tweet we'll be sure to be entertained.

You can follow the star on Twitter at @BettyMWhite.

Reveiw: Anesthesia's La Paradinha

Anesthesia's brand new album La Paradinha came out yesterday and is one of the most calming and relaxing albums you'll ever listen to.

La Paradinha is the second album from, Denver based, Anesthesia and does not disappoint at all. It even has a quest appearance by Mark Labriola II, formerly of Intrepid and Foolish Things.

Beautifully composed and made, it could very well be one of the best purchases you make this year. The perfectly blended mix of electronic beats, live drums, and rhythmic guitars gives a rich, soothing texture and you'll end the album wanting more.

La Paradinha is available on Amazon and ITunes. You can also check it out on Spotify.

Megan by Anesthesia on Vimeo.

US Government vs. Capitalism

The federal government, in a desperate attempt to distract from all the problems of it's own, has decided to sue Apple and some publishers over the price of some ebooks. Eric Holder's Justice Department decries their making profits as criminal. Yes, that's right, the DoJ is coming out against capitalism.

Amazon regularly sells it's ebooks for $9.99, which is below cost as Amazon tries to monopolize the market.. Apple and the publishers have been selling brand new ebooks for $12.99-14.99, or just enough to make a little money after all the costs. Brand new books, in print, sell for around $20 due to the cost of paper and printing.

The Department of Justice accuses the companies it is suing, of being part of a conspiracy against the American consumer. Since when is offering a product at a reasonable price, and making a tiny profit, a conspiracy? If the courts uphold this suit, capitalism itself is under attack from the US government.

And speaking of conspiracies against the American public, how about Obamacare or Project Gun Runner? Coerced participation in a government program, now that sounds like the makings of a conspiracy. Secretly smuggling guns into a foreign country and then selling them to drug lords, and then trying to hide it all when your own citizens are murdered with weapons that you technically own, now there's a full on conspiracy.

If the Department of Justice truly had American interests at heart, it wouldn't be trying to attack capitalism, one of the basic principles of the nation. They would and should be cleaning up their own mess, one they shouldn't have started in the first place, and defending the country from the grasping reach of the executive branch.

Colorado Senate Votes Against Trans Fats

The Colorado Senate has voted for a bill that would eliminate trans fats from schools.

SB 12-068 requires the elimination of trans fats in any foods provided by schools, including vending machines.

Industrially produced trans fats such as vegetable shortening, margarine, or any type of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil that contains more than zero grams of trans fat per serving would be banned by the bill.

The bill has to pass a third reading in the Senate. If it does so, then it would be pushed on to the House for debate.

Remembering: Apollo 13

April 11, 1970 Apollo 13 successfully launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida with James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise aboard. Lovell and Haise were scheduled to become the fifth and sixth men to walk the moon.

On the 13th, just after completing a television broadcast, an explosion rocked the spaceship. "Houston, we've had a problem here", came Lovell's words to mission control. It was realized that oxygen tank 2 had exploded, disabling the normal amounts of oxygen, electricity, and water. The landing was scrapped.

Over the next few days the world held it's breath as the astronauts were carefully guided back to earth by mission control. They endured several days of near freezing temperatures, and fifth rations.

Even then worries abounded that there was more damage and they might not survive reentry. Luckily Apollo 13 held together. Thanks to the ingenuity of the astronauts and mission control they survived the entire ordeal.