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Trump Tweets Tillerson Wasting His Time Negotiating with North Korea

Trump Tweets Tillerson Wasting His Time Negotiating with North Korea:  A day after his secretary of state said the US had direct communications to North Korea and was “probing” to find ways to resolve escalating nuclear tension between the two countries, Donald Trump tweeted that the secretary of state is “wasting his time” and should “save his energy.”  While I’m no foreign policy expert, I’m guessing that means Secretary Tillerson ought to be taking the President’s lead and start spending a lot more time out on the golf course instead of wasting his time trying to avoid a nuclear war.  Is it just me, or are Trump’s tweets starting to evolve from kind of crazy-funny to downright scary – at least for those of us who have hopes that planet Earth will remain habitable for the near future.

 

Over 11,000 Prepare to Evacuate as Vanuatu Volcano Erupts:  A flotilla of boats were headed to the Pacific island of Ambae, Vanuatu, as efforts get underway to evacuate all 11,000 residents of the island because of an erupting volcano.  In an angry early morning tweet storm, President Trump claimed this whole eruption might have been prevented if only political correctness hadn’t stopped local islanders from sacrificing a few virgins to the volcano gods.

 

HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns Over Private Jet Travel:  Fierce Obamacare opponent and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has resigned following numerous revelations that he had taken pricey private jets at the taxpayer’s expense to conduct official business.  Gee, seems as if President Trump has appointed yet another pampered, self-centered, self-serving sleazeball to a trusted cabinet post – and now the public is paying the “Price.”  Now, one can only wonder if Secretary Price will be eligible to take his health insurance with him to his next job?

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Johnny Robish

Johnny Robish

Guns Don't Kill, Postal Workers Do!
Malibu, California

It was 22 Years Ago Today

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I have always been the funny guy. Class clown, office fool, family joker, village idiot…no wait a minute..I lived in a town, not a village.

It was a dare from Meredith, a co-worker that gave me the guts to try stand-up comedy. It was July 29th, 1991 at The Juke Box Café in Hauppauge, Long Island. Owned by WBAB DJ Bob Buchman. Talent Night was every Wednesday. Musicians, Magicians, Comedians, Jugglers, etc. Bring your talent for 15 minutes and win valuable prizes.

So I did it. I prepared 15 minutes, not knowing how ridiculous that amount of time is for a first time comedian. I had everyone from the office there to “support” me, or watch me crash and burn.

But I didn’t lay an egg. I killed. for 15 minutes. I even won 3rd place. My valuable prizes were a T-Shirt and a Bonnie Raitt cassette. But more importantly, that night I became a stand- up comedian.

I remember the drive home. Screaming in my car. “I am a comedian”. I should be on Letterman by September. I can quit this lousy job by Christmas. Of course it doesn’t work that way.

22 years later, I am still waiting for Dave to call and I am still working the day job.

I quit a bunch of times, but always came back to the stage. Having been at it on a fairly consistent basis since 2004, I am happy with the success I have had. No big famous moments or TV appearances, but I have won a few awards, opened for some high profile people (Louie Anderson, Bobby Collins, Bob Nelson, Uncle Floyd, Ted Alexandro, Joey Kola), accomplished a 90 minute one-man show and gained some respect in this business that is rarely treated with respect.

Looking back, I am happy I took the dare.

I have many people to thank for my comedy career. (I can never say career without chuckling.)

)Hats off to a bunch of folks. Thank you for your support and your belief in me.

Rick Morgan, John Ryerson, Gary Smith, Paul Anthony, Roger Paul, Donna Drake, Vince Dantona and George, Shawn Morrill, Chuck Weber, Keith Richard, Brian Cohen, Samantah Tetro, Mark Maningo, Mike Dillon, Tom Bellezza, Alan Streisfeld, Les Degen, John Santo, John Passadino, Goumba Johnny and all my comedian buddies.

This is starting to sound like a eulogy. I ain’t dead, or retiring.

Even if it doesn’t. I am having a blast.

The only time you fail is when you quit. 

Here’s to 22 more years of waiting for that phone to ring.

Hello ? Dave? is that you? - 928e

 

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Stevie GB

Stevie GB

The World's Funniest Accountant
Holbrook, Long Island New York
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Following your dreams is a nightmare

250px-Freddy_KruegerI was watching an interview with Serena Williams. A documentary is coming out about The Williams sisters, the tennis pros. She said she never feels fully accomplished. She always feels like she has so much more to do. It sounds insane to think that she feels that way. Bob Dylan said “an artist is always in the state of becoming”. Like him or not, you have to admit Dylan has accomplished quite a bit, yet still feels like he hasn’t arrived. It made me realize why I sometimes feel unfulfilled.

I have a dream, just like anyone. It’s nice to have a dream of something bigger than yourself. I am not sure how to live without some goal in mind. The curse of having a dream is watching it start to come true. Whenever you have a little piece of your end goal come into fruition, it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to go “all in.” Get an RV and just travel around broke and free.

I am not sure if I want to go for it, for fear that it may become that four letter word, “work.” My dream is making the rest of my life a nightmare. I can’t go a day without thinking about a future performance date or dates, or some new project. I get depressed if I don’t have enough dates booked. I have a fear that it may all come to an end.

People are supportive and tell me nice things like “wow you are doing great” or “you are on your way”. I don’t feel that way. I feel like I am going in circles. Two steps forward three steps back. I know I have to get off Long Island. I have exhausted my audience. As I get older it’s hard to think about travelling. I get anxious driving. I have night blindness and pee 75 times a day.

I can’t quit. Every time I think about quitting, something good happens. I like to
think it’s somebody up there keeping me going. Some divine intervention maybe.

It could be Freddy Krueger.

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Stevie GB

Stevie GB

The World's Funniest Accountant
Holbrook, Long Island New York

Following your dreams is a nightmare

250px-Freddy_KruegerI was watching an interview with Serena Williams. A documentary is coming out about The Williams sisters, the tennis pros. She said she never feels fully accomplished. She always feels like she has so much more to do. It sounds insane to think that she feels that way. Bob Dylan said “an artist is always in the state of becoming”. Like him or not, you have to admit Dylan has accomplished quite a bit, yet still feels like he hasn’t arrived. It made me realize why I sometimes feel unfulfilled.

I have a dream, just like anyone. It’s nice to have a dream of something bigger than yourself. I am not sure how to live without some goal in mind. The curse of having a dream is watching it start to come true. Whenever you have a little piece of your end goal come into fruition, it’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to go “all in.” Get an RV and just travel around broke and free.

I am not sure if I want to go for it, for fear that it may become that four letter word, “work.” My dream is making the rest of my life a nightmare. I can’t go a day without thinking about a future performance date or dates, or some new project. I get depressed if I don’t have enough dates booked. I have a fear that it may all come to an end.

People are supportive and tell me nice things like “wow you are doing great” or “you are on your way”. I don’t feel that way. I feel like I am going in circles. Two steps forward three steps back. I know I have to get off Long Island. I have exhausted my audience. As I get older it’s hard to think about travelling. I get anxious driving. I have night blindness and pee 75 times a day.

I can’t quit. Every time I think about quitting, something good happens. I like to
think it’s somebody up there keeping me going. Some divine intervention maybe.

It could be Freddy Krueger.

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Stevie GB

Stevie GB

The World's Funniest Accountant
Holbrook, Long Island New York

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