ABC Television’s “Dancing With The Stars” premiered last night and was quite a show! After watching the first episode, only two people stood out as guys who can’t win! 77-year-old Billy Dee Williams and former hockey player Sean Avery. Other than these two guys everybody else can flat out dance! It was interesting watching Sochi Gold Medal, ice dancing winners Meryl Davis and Charlie White. These two have to be the favorites as they all ready know how to dance and are smooth as silk! The most interesting dance of the night was done by Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. Ms.Purdy is a double amputee with no legs! That’s right, she danced on two prosthetic legs and did a wonderful job!
Russian President Vladimir Putin is an arrogant asshole who is doing everything he can to start the “Cold War” all over. This asshole ignored Western sanctions (against the advice of some of his top officials) and is preparing troops to take over Crimea. The White House and the European Union declared the violation of Crimea a violation of international law but that hasn’t stopped Putin. Crimea is currently a part of the Ukraine and actin president Oleksandr Turchynov says he will not give up an important part of his nation to Russia. Let’s hope this doesn’t escalate into a world crisis.
Speaking of Russia did you know that Ford Motor Company has a joint-venture with the Russian firm Sollers and has sold over 1-million cars in Russia? In addition, General Motors sold 179,649 vehicles in Russia last year. PepsiCo gets 7.4% of its $66.4-billion revenue from Russian sales and USA Banks have $10.3-billion in assets in the country. Don’t think the bullshit happening in the Ukraine does affect the entire world!
MediaBase has the song “Team” by Lorde at number one on the Top 40 Charts followed by Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”, Pharrell Williams “Happy” and Bastille’s “Pompeii”. The County List has “Helluva Life” by Frankie Ballard at number one followed by Blake Shelton’s “Doin’ What She Likes”. On the Adult Contemporary List, “Counting Stars” by One Republic is on top with Passenger’s “Let Her Go” second.
Last but not least …… According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 36% of all workers in the USA have less than $1,000 in savings and 60% have less than $25,000 put away for retirement …… Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested for suspicion of DUI and possession of a controlled substance. This isn’t the first time Irsay has been in trouble with booze and drugs …… Get ready for NCAA basketball to rule the airways. The tournament starts in full on Thursday with the Florida Gators the overall number one seed …… Have a great day !!