Thursday, August 10, 2006

Thank You U.K. Authorities

As you have heard, U.K. authorities discovered and interrupted a terrorist plot to smuggle, assemble and explode a bomb simultaneously on several international flights from London to the U.S. This investigation has resulted in the arrest of 21 people in the U.K.

It has not yet been definitively determined that this is the work of al Qaeda. However, in 1995 al Qaeda plotted to explode 11 U.S. flights over the Pacific. The similarities clearly point in the direction of al Qaeda.

Suppose this story broke a week or two ago. Would it have affected Senator LiebermanÂ’s primacy loss? I believe so. It would have sent a loud reminder to all that the war of terrorism is not over and is an on-going battle that we must win.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Collin Raye at Indian Ranch

Yup - Another concert. This time Patti and I saw Collin Raye at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA. Indian Ranch is a great intimate outdoor venue for a concert. We sat in the third row for $40 a ticket. Parking was free and it took us literally 5 minutes to get out of the parking lot.

As always, the show was great. Collin Raye is one of my favorite singers. I suggest you check out his greatest hits CD if you have never heard of him. He is the master of strong emotional ballads. This time he brought out his daughter Brittany who accompanied him for one or two songs. Additonal photos (limited quality - cell phone photos) are at

So what's next? Jimmy Buffett at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. Unfortunately no third row seats for Buffett. I bought the tickets the moment they went on sale and I'm in section 11 - the boonies.