Life is a Highway

Life is a Highway

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jeans Leder Nass: Wetlook Levis

Source: The New Democrat- Wetlook Levis, from Jeans Leder Nass-
Source: The New Democrat

This is one of those posts I put for for my guilty pleasures. It is that simple, I love the women in this video as far as how she performed in this video and how she looked in her wet Levis denims and boots with her studded belt and well denim suit all around. I'm not going to try to convince that there is some broader role for society, or try to make the case that this post has anything to do with the greater good for society. Or any other, well bullshit like that. This post is purely for the pleasure of it for myself and anyone who gets to check it out as well. The video and hopefully like my candor about the video. A very sexy women in a classic Levis suit with black leather boots, taking a bath in her suit and moving around in the bathtub in this outfit as she's getting soaked in her Levis suit. Not saying that this has some type of artistic quality or value other than letting guys get off and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.
Jeans Leder Ness: Wetlook Levis

Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Life: Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts- Governor Ronald Reagan in 1973

Source: Time Life-
Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat

Lets see the life of Ronald Reagan? Well he grows up in small town Illinois roughly two-hours or so south of Chicago and comes from a family with a loving, but struggling mother and an alcoholic father who was somewhat absent. And from that he manages to become a lifeguard of their local  swimming pool, which was as important and a prestigious of a job as being their town Mayor. And from that he manages to get himself a college education and gets a job in Iowa as one of the Chicago Cubs broadcasters. And telling Cub fans and others what wasn't happening on the field.

Ronny moves out to California to become an actor and makes it small as a b actor. Well as big as b actors can be, but runs into trouble with some of his movies flopping as badly as a Bill Maher comedy festival and a Richard Dawkins lecture at a Southern Baptist Convention. Ronny discovers in the late 1950s or so that perhaps he's not quite cut out to be a b actor and sees if there are any openings for c actors and discovers there are no such thing as c actors and moves all the way down through the alphabet and finally arriving a w and discovering there are no w actors and decides that perhaps he needs to find a new career.

Ronny finally gets a job as a General Motors spokesman and hosting the General Motors Theater on NBC. And as he's doing these appearances for Corporate America he finds that he actually believes the, well garbage (even I have my standards as a blogger) that he's telling other people and finds his political voice and becomes a spokesman for Senator Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign which is where he finds his political voice and from that he gets recruited by California businessman to run for Governor of California in 1966.

Ronny wins the California gubernatorial election in 1966 and not only discovers that he's not the dictator of California, but Governor of California and that he has a Legislature to deal with and that it is run by the Democratic Party, both the Assembly and Senate. He also discovers that it is also the 1960s and that the hippie movement is in full view especially in California. And then talks to some of his well trusted political advisers who know almost as much about politics as fish know about cars and planes. And tells them "if I knew these things about being Governor of California going in, I wouldn't of run in 1966".

Governor Reagan's political advisers talk the Governor out of resigning and from trying to impeach himself. By telling him that "the voters of California voted for you and trust you to do the job they elected you to". And also telling him that "governors can't impeach themselves, only the Assembly can". Ronny stays on as Governor, gets reelected in 1970 after he was successful in making sure no one else was allowed to run against him by personally erasing all of the other names from all of the ballots. And Dean Martin and his crew take it from there.
Time Life: Ronald Reagan- On The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Firing Line Videos: PBS Firing Line With William F. Buckley: The Future of the GOP With Richard Nixon

Firing Line Videos: PBS Firing Line With William F. Buckley: The Future of the GOP With Richard Nixon

1966 is where Richard Nixon rebuilt his political career as someone who can not only raise a lot of money, but build up a lot of support not just for himself, but for candidates he endorsed and use that influence to get other Republicans elected and reelected. To the point that so many Republicans in Congress by 1968 owed the former Vice President lots of favors and he had countless political endorsements he could count on when he ran for president against in 1968.

Dick Nixon spent a lot of 1966 campaigning for Republicans especially in Congress and campaigning for Congressional Republican candidates to the point that House Republicans picked up forty-seven seats in 1966. And Senate Republicans picked up four seats and this was when House Republicans only had one-hundred forty seats out of 435 in the House of Representatives in 1965-66 and only had thirty-two seats out of a hundred in the Senate.

1966 is where we get a real good look at the American political landscape changing and where we were no longer a country dominated by Democrats politically. Because Republicans moved into the South and West by winning races there not just in Congress, but at the state level as well with Ronald Reagan being elected Governor of California. And at the same time Republicans were able to hold on and manage their strength in the Northeast and Midwest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CBS News: Face The Nation- Richard Nixon October 27, 1968

Source CBS News; Richard Nixon on Face The Nation in 1968-
Source: This piece was originally posted at FreeState Plus

Politically and ideologically Richard Nixon would be called what we call a Northeastern Republican today at least on social issues and even as it related to the safety net. He wasn’t against the safety net, but didn’t want it running people’s lives for them and believe mentally and able body people who could work should be required to work. Even though he was from California and lived there, or at least had a home there his whole life he was ideologically very similar to a New York or New England Republican on those issues.

People like to call Dick Nixon a Centrist or perhaps even a Progressive or Liberal today. But the fact was he wasn’t crazy about big government in our economic or personal lives. (Unless he felt it benefited him politically, IE Watergate and other snooping operations) He was a true Federalist when it came to economic issues and the safety net at least. Believed in a strong national defense and was a Conservative Internationalist on foreign policy. Law and order, I mean he had serious traditional Conservative Republican leanings, but wasn’t as far to the Right as the Tea Party or even Ronald Reagan.
CBS News: Face The Nation- Richard Nixon October 27th, 1968