Covfefe?? I write this to Bob Kuhn, the host of the Comedy Hour at the NEUTRAL GROUND Coffee House in New Orleans: LOL… you are too funny, Bob. I am coming tonight with some jokes for you and the crowd. I probably will not do any jokes on politics or Donald J. Trump. You know that I basically avoid such jokes because I never know what the audience will be like. I will come to the show with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes.
Check out @BrownUniversity’s Tweet and what Robert De Niro said about Donald Trump:
“This guy (Donald Trump) has sullied the presidency. He’s debased the presidency. It’s just beyond surreal what this guy has done,” De Niro told Rosanna Scotto on “Good Day New York.”
The actor has also called Trump “blatantly stupid” and “a punk,” comments he still stands by.
Here are five pictures of my family at a party. Plus, below I added several more pictures.
This is the picture (below) that I was planning to post individually. Everyone saw a different picture because people commented on that picture first.
My brothers and sisters, and my mom.
This is a picture of 2 of my daughters and me at a wedding.
Why is my mouth always moving?
I also add Carl (my brother) here in order to not leave him out.
Carl and Joan.
This week, I am studying the practice of jumping the broom. I believe that spiritually this practice is for real. However, legally and civilly, you have to abide by the laws of the State when it comes to being considered married in the eyes of the State.
Jumping the broom
This Wikipedia article is about the custom and phrase.
Jumping the broom is a phrase and custom relating to a wedding ceremony where the couple jumps over a broom. It has been suggested that the custom is based on an 18th-century idiomatic expression for “sham marriage”, “marriage of doubtful validity”; it was popularized in the context of the introduction of civil marriage in Britain with the Marriage Act 1836.
There have also been suggestions that the expression may derive from an actual custom of jumping over a “broomstick” (where “broom” refers to the common broom rather than the household implement) associated with the gypsies (Romani) of the United Kingdom. especially those in Wales.
Jesus walks on water.
The custom of a marrying couple literally jumping over a broom is now most widespread among African Americans, popularized in the 1970s by the novel and miniseries Roots but originating in the mid 19th century as a practice in antebellum slavery in the United States.
Fine, sexy-legged Gretchen Carlson of Fox News has lost her contract with Fox. Where will that pretty cutie-pie work now? I will miss her on her afternoon show. Gretchen’s contract was not renewed with Fox because she filed sexual harassment charges against her Fox boss, Roger Ailes.
The beautiful Gretchen Carlson of Fox News.
Awww, man!! More people should also confront Fox News like actor D. L. Hughley did last night. FOX NEWS is an illegal, holocaust-driven institution just like the NAZI’s were in 1930’s Germany.
I was actually watching Megyn Kelly’s show last night when D.L. Hughley would #NOT allow Fox News’ Kelly to loud talk and push him around with Foxnews’ typical hate and bigotry. Hughley went toe-to-toe with her even when she tried to shut him up (typical #FOX tactic) and blatantly insult him. Geaux #TeamDL. I later watched Bill O’Reilly talk some incredible hate and bigotry on the Seth Meyers’ show where Seth could not handle #OReilly. FOX should be outlawed for stirring up all this hate and murder from the bigots and haters in America. #FoxNews is just like Adolf Hitler and the NAZI’s having a network in America and stirring up the #Holocaust here.
I am not sure that the story at the link below is true. How in the world can the Republican Convention be opening next week, and the delegates that each candidate won not be bound to that candidate on the first ballot? What is the article at the link below talking about? Whatever delegates that Donald Trump won in the primaries must be bound to Donald at least on the first ballot.
Back to Gretchen. Another Fox News anchor, Kimberly Guilfoyle, defends their FOX boss, Roger Ailes.
Look at the surprise #notification that I received last night from Twitter:
A miracle surely did occur inside my house at 7:10 pm New Orleans time on Friday the 13th (May, 2016). I will write about it here at my http://www.DeleryGazette.com blog at some point later this weekend because the effects might not quite be finito yet. In fact, I will go off right now in order to re-ignite my Catholic novena candle so that I can fire up more miraculous power from the good #Lord
Also, I was searching this morning for some stuff, and found some very interesting Chinese names.
Former presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s 600 delegates could possibly insist at the Republican convention in July that their votes actually count toward Ted Cruz, hurting Trump’s luster and bluster at the convention. The runner-up himself could minimize his support of Donald Trump if Trump sets an ugly tone towards Cruz’s rights to give a convention speech as the runner up. Plus, there are 3 other possibilities which could or might rear their ugly heads at the Republican convention.
The vote for Trump’s vice-presidential nominee could become contentious. There could be a fight by true conservatives to plug into the platform some of their policies; or, God forbid, some delegates could insist upon a rules change disallowing the 8-state minimum wins in order to nominate anyway who has won delegates. In New Orleans (in other political news) is it illegal for a judge to give a man jail time in a closed hearing from inside a closed court room?
The eleven-day sentence handed down by a local judge has kicked up some controversy in New Orleans. I have truly supported and backed this judge politically in the past. In fact, I have been a grand supporter of his for many years. I plan to read the bulk of paperwork from this case because there has to be something more to the story than reported publicly.
Judge Sidney Cates
I will let y’all know when I do my #comedy set at The Neutral Ground Club in New Orleans. I had a grand time last night, but I remained seated when they called me up for my turn. The act before mine (by a good friend) was too excellent. How in the world could I, in my right mind, follow that?
Hahaha… Next time!!
I might also show the audience some of my nifty dance moves. People often tell me that they thought that I was Michael Jackson up there on the dance floor.
Yes, I can perform. That is I.
I call this dance my big, whopper-head dance. You just have to move around and act like you are waxing on, waxing off somebody’s big, shiny whopper head. It is easy, and it is fun. Speaking of dancing, it looks like ex-dancer and current Let’s Make a Deal model, Tiffany Coyne, had a birthday. I tweeted to her a Happy Birthday.
In 2006 (post Hurricane Katrina) I was an extra in the movie Deja Vu which was filmed in New Orleans. I recently saw the movie on cable while flipping through channels and caught my main scene. I was reminded of when I first saw actress Paula Patton on the set and was immediately smitten. It was my first time ever seeing Paula. I have been a fan ever since. I truly got such a big kick this week upon flipping to the channel right before my big scene came up.
Ferdie, honey, your scene was a hit.
I cannot wait for lovely Paula’s next movie to come out. Also on my mind is that now, with Carolina meeting Denver in the Super Bowl in February, I want to update my article on the playoffs.
Over the weekend, I somewhat accidentally caught my first Mardi Gras boat parade on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. The parade was lovely and I had an excellent time. The parade was by the Krewe of Bilge.
I also love my University of New Orleans. When will the state and the LSU Board stop treating the University of New Orleans like a stepchild. We were supposed to have our Division 1 football team by now, but Gov. Bobby Jindal and the LSU Board killed the funding. I am #mad. Can the team plans be resurrected now that we have a new governor with vision and are now governed by a new/different board, the University of Louisiana System?
I was working for the Shuttle program when the Columbia accident happened. I will never forget the shock at watching from the NASA plant at work the Shuttle go down.
Note: I am about to write my review of the new movie The Danish Girl. Plus, I will explain how I happened to see the movie today in the first place.
This is a picture of Alicia Vikander, one of the stars of The Danish Girl. I first saw her in The Man From U.N.C.L.E in which she was the Bond Girl, if you will. The Danish Girl along with Vikander opened to excellent critical acclaim.
Also, once I see the new Star Wars movie, can/will I keep my mouth shut about all of the plot secrets and plot twists that the movie’s makers have kept so close to the vest? I have relatives and friends who are just waiting to do me harm if I open up my mouth about the new movie. UPDATE: I saw it, and I am keeping my mouth shut. Except, (oh, oh)… I have to say that if you can, I recommend that you see the IMAX version. I bought a ticket for the 3D-only version because it was the first showing in the morning. However, I accidentally stepped into the IMAX screening for a moment after getting some popcorn, and discovered that the IMAX audio is outstanding.
I have some videos and pictures from my daughter’s graduation that I plan to post at my Gazette. The 19th was the 4th anniversary of her receiving her Engineering Degree. Until then here is a link to where I saved some of the pictures: See the pictures.
This is another picture from around that time. This is my youngest granddaughter; but maybe she had not been born yet:
Now, here is a picture of one of Potato’s big sisters, Halfa’ Pint, from a few years ago.
I am thinking about starting up another Biggest Loser Contest in 2016. You can see the last winner at the link. Also, with the primaries around the corner, I have decided to follow Donald Trump on Twitter. Some of the earliest primaries are listed below.
|February 1, 2016
||30 / 0 / 30
|February 9, 2016
||20 / 3 / 23
|February 20, 2016
||50 / 0 / 50
|February 23, 2016
||30 / 0 / 30
|March 1, 2016
||46 / 3 / 49
|March 1, 2016
||39 / 3 / 42
|March 1, 2016
||152 / 3 / 155