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3/23: Mandisa interview, group sing lip syncing?

Hope you had a great weekend!

Before I get to the Mandisa interview, Eonline reports that the Idols are now lip-syncing the group sing -at least the chorus parts (not the solos). And Justin Guarini on “Idol Tonight” said most contestants hated doing the group sings. (Duh!)

Do you think it matters that the group sings are partly lip synced?

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Mandisa’s new album “Freedom” is out tomorrow. (You can get it here at Amazon.)

She has lost about 80 pounds nine months, working through a lifetime food addiction. “I’ve never been happier in my life,” she said. “I’m doing very well.”

Mandisa, 32, who finished ninth season five, spent the past year doing shows every weekend and recording an album during the rest of the week. “I can’t believe this is my life!” she said. “I can’t believe I do this for living.”

She is a bit unusual because she targets her music to the “contemporary Christian” audience (CCM–soft rock/pop) as opposed to gospel. That means she wants to be heard on 104.7/The Fish, not Praise 102.5. “The people in my market are more rock fans or white men,” she said. Oh, and suburban soccer mom types, too. Her music has an R&B vibe but it also feels pop.

“I don’t think I”m a gospel singer,” she said. “I’m a little more pop in nature. So that leaves it a little more CCM.”

She is still a big fan of “Idol” and watches it religiously. “I can’t believe I was there. I can’t believe I’ve experienced it. It’s something that will never go away. I’m really thankful.” She blogs about the show every Tuesday. Her current favorite: Danny Gokey. “His voice is phenomenal. He’s an excellent performer. They vote for personality. Their story. He’s got it all! He had our hearts. I was rooting for him before he even sang. When he opened his mouth, he got it for me.”

Mandisa has no problems with the fourth judge and the wild card. “I love Kara,” she said. “I think she’s been spot on with her comments. She has some of the compassion Paula brings.” She said she was glad she didn’t have to do the semifinals her season. “You got one shot to make an impression. We didn’t have to be the top 3 [in the semis]. We just didn’t have to be in the bottom two.”

She is not a big fan of Adam Lambert. [This interview was done March 4.] “I know people love him but I couldn’t take him screaming. I get it. He’s got a great range!”

Mandisa enjoyed going to the “American Idol” experience a few weeks ago, meeting up with 25 other “Idol” contestants. From her season, she saw Bucky, Ace and Taylor. She missed the girls (no Lisa, no Paris, no Kellie, no Kat.) “I saw a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a long time and met people I hadn’t seen before. I’m a big fan. I was freaking out. I got to stand next to David Archuleta. It’s going to be a great attraction.”

Mandisa has joined the Women of Faith tour, which is in arenas for up to 10,000 people including Philips Arena August 28-29. “It’s my favorite environment to be with a bunch of women,” she effused. Steven Curtis Chapman will be there, too. And Lisa Whelchel (Blair from “Facts of Life”).

Why she titled the album “Freedom”: “I have been set free from food addiction. I’ve kicked it into high gear. I’ve lost 80 pounds!” In the past, “I’d turn to food for comfort.” She hired a trainer and changed the way she thought about food and what she ate. “I’m free to have the Doritos. But true freedom is knowing I don’t have to. I’m not bound to food anymore.”

She has cut out fast food and desserts (only one dessert a month!). But she doesn’t diet per se. “I focus on fiber, whole grains, salads, fruits and vegetables. I found ways so I can enjoy that.”

Mandisa said she’s gotten compliments for her lost weight but she said her goal wasn’t to be on magazine covers. “I was unhealthy,” she said. “Now I feel I have been set free. I’m now on the road to health. That’s the important thing for me.” On stage shows, “I can dance around a little bit more. I don’t feel as bound anymore.”

Her first single is “My Deliverer.”

“It’s the one song that accurately describes how I feel right now,” Mandisa said. “It’s more than exercise, more than diet. The reason is My Deliverer has set me free. That’s kept me captive. It’s my testimony of all the songs on the album.”

121 comments Add your comment

Neggles

March 22nd, 2009
11:47 pm

Didn’t watch very much the Mandisa year, so I have no clue who she is…

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
1:38 am

Mandisa is looking good, it’s great that she is finding her market. As a fan of the group sings, I don’t care that they are partially lip synched, as long as the taped version is sung by the contestants. Last years groups sings were so bad, and not in a cheesy funny way, that something needed to be done.

Judy

March 23rd, 2009
6:09 am

She looks so much better carrying less weight. I know she feels like a million bucks. My question: if they make 100 grand plus on tour, how much will they actually see after the govt. gets its lions share?

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
6:43 am

Good Morning Bloggers!! Hope ya’ll had a great weekend on the first weekend of spring. The weather was absolutely wonderful.

Today’s Quote: “You don’t just luck into things as much as you’d like to think. You build step by step, whether it’s friendship or opportunities.”

Congrats to Mandisa on her new CD and her weight loss. She looks amazing and was always one of my favs on season 5.

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
7:02 am

harriett – How was the concert and did you meet Donald Braswell?

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
7:38 am

Morning!

Mandisa had a big voice and a big heart. I’m happy to hear that she is doing well!

harriett, looking forward to hearing about Donald Braswell.

Re the group sings…I think they are great fun, entertaining in a silly way and I’m glad to hear that the contestants don’t have to waste much down time on them.

Lara

March 23rd, 2009
8:19 am

Good Monday morning my fellow blogsters! Man, what a weekend, but the baby shower is over. Now onto a birthday party, but this one I don’t have to plan – it is MINE!! YAY ME!!!
Ok, the lip sync group sings are just sad. If you are going to do them, do them right! I mean, at least match the lips to the words. Last week was pretty bad off!
Congrats to Madisa! She is looking much better and I applaud her for tackling her weight issue in a very healthy manner – good for her. And I hope she does very well in her market. I always liked her and her voice!!

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
8:34 am

Good morning everyone! Yes, yes, yes, I did get to meet Donald Braswell! I joined the fan club the week before the concert, began getting really nice messages from the president and others, joined up with them at the theater in Asheville, and the rest is just a wonderful blur. The concert itself was beyond belief. He was even better live, if that can possibly be true. I was invited by the fan club folks to join Donald at the “after-party,” and that’s where I got to spend lots of time with him and everyone else. It was simply great to meet this talented individual, but more than that to discover what a truly incredibly nice guy he is. He’s funny and self-depracating, and sooooo good looking. That is the least of it, though. He treats everyone as if they are special and does not try to rush on to the next person. If he is talking to you, he is talking to you! We had a good laugh together when he was signing CD’s, and we all had drinks and fun until around 1:30 AM. He actually offered my friend and me a ride back to the hotel, but they had so many band members squeezed in that we chose to walk back ourselves with the fan club president. What a great, great experience!

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
8:36 am

Can’t spell deprecating.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
8:52 am

Sounds like a wonderful evening, harriett. I’m glad you had such a good time!

Katy

March 23rd, 2009
8:58 am

Good Monday morning!!! Love today’s quote Nana! :)

I love the group sings! I don’t care if they are lip syncing or not, I think they are fun! Definitely a Brady Bunch thing! :)

Mandesa looks great…I liked her during season 5. She has a great voice! I’m happy for her!

Can’t wait until Wednesday night! :)

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
9:05 am

I have to tell y’all that I’m a little annoyed that the show is preempted Tuesday. People may think Bush was dumb but he wasn’t stupid enough to interrupt American Idol! :-)

Mike S

March 23rd, 2009
9:10 am

Glad to see Mandisa is doing so well, and she looks great!

Well, i had a work-filled but very satisfying weekend. Put up a Chain Link fence across the yard to separate the dogs from the NEW POOL!

Bought a 24 foot circular above ground pool with a salt water system (yeah No chemicals! Just 320 POUNDS of salt). Sons and I put it up yesterday, and shockingly it is about 99% level first try! So the process of filling the 12000 gallon monstrosity is now underway. LOL

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
9:11 am

D, as you know, I am a fan of the president, but he is on serious thin ice with me right now over this very thing!!! I even thought about emailing the White House. Can you do that?

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
9:18 am

harriett just hearing about your experience makes me jealous, but am glad that you had such a wonderful time. Just watching him on TV makes a person think about how nice, polite and a perfect gentleman he is. Did he by any chance do Danny Boy? I would love to hear him do that one, along with the Impossible Dream.

Katy, thanks for liking my quote today.

D – I’m with you on the prez taking over Idol’d time slot. The nerve of him. He should know how we are where idol is concerned.

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
9:21 am

Good for you Mike S. Glad you and the sons got it installed. Now, if I could only convince my hubby to get one. He doesn’t like water, be it pools, lakes or ocean, so I doubt if I will ever get one.

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
9:24 am

I’m more annoyed at the fact that Idol is scheduled for 2 hours then by the fact that it is delayed a day. That’s a lot of judge fluff when we are down three people.

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
9:24 am

Nana, no, he did not sing Impossible dream, nor Danny Boy, although I agree he would have done an incredible job on both. He did sing You Raise Me Up during the second half of his show. On the bill with him was Kat Williams, the heavy-set black woman who was also an AGT contestant. They did a few numbers together, too. He opened with an aria, impressing everyone present. His show was a variety of things, and he even did a medley of Elvis songs, doing all the gyrations, etc and sounding just amazing. He busted a couple of moves that had Kat saying, “He ain’t no Fred Astaire, now!” That brought a lot of laughter and he laughed a great deal at himself. He also brought the house down with Unchained Melody–Righteous Brothers-style, hitting all the high notes impeccably. Simon’s favorite song. In talking with Donald, I learned that he really got along well with Simon Cowell, who was one of the producers of the show, with Simon telling him he would go far. Interesting. He also called Nigel his “guardian angel” on the show.

Katy

March 23rd, 2009
9:24 am

Harriett if you can please go ahead and e-mail the White House and see if Mr. President can change his speech to a non-American Idol night…I would be so so happy!!!:) :) :) Waiting until Wednesday for Motown night is going to be hard for me! I LOVE American Idol!!!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
9:39 am

I’m under the impression that the Prez is doing a press conference. A press conference?????????? Instead of Idol???? Are you frickin kidding me??????

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
9:45 am

I want to assure everyone that this is non-partisan ranting…I would be throwing the same hissy fit if the opposing side was currently in office.

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
9:46 am

I thought he was going to work on his stand-up routine, maybe give us a White House variety hour.

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
10:07 am

I am composing an email to the president as we speak. I will copy you on it once I send it! So, D, are you sure it is a press conference? I want to have my facts straight when I ask him not to do this again.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
10:12 am

Comcast is listing it as a Presidential Press Conference. JT…I see no mention of singing or dancing. :-)

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
10:18 am

Good letter, harriett. I would have added: Dan Rather was famous for interrupting shows for “news bulletins” and look what happened to him…and he just interruped soap operas!” :-)

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
10:33 am

Mike S

March 23rd, 2009
10:33 am

I Am over the preempting thing, my concern with Tuesday now is that every time he opens his mouth he spends us another Trillion dollars in debt and the stock market drops another 200-300 points.

dawgstephen

March 23rd, 2009
10:34 am

yes i knew they lip synched, i told my wife the first night, the chorus and the times together are pre recorded vocals, because you could hear words without them even moving their mouth. as long as the solos are live and they admit that it IS recorded, then im ok with it. just dont pretend its not, cause it is

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
10:34 am

Sorry, Mike. I can’t handle but one thing at a time with the president!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
10:43 am

I think the press conference will be about how to punish the AIG executives for the bonuses. I pretty sure that drawing and quartering will come up.

My opinion: AIG was stupid to give out the bonuses but Washington was even stupider not to put some restrictions on all that hard earned cash their handing out! Apparently, JT, the Cliff Notes that our congressmen read instead of the stimulus bill didn’t mention the possibility that some execs would take the money and run.

Katy

March 23rd, 2009
10:52 am

LOVE the letter to the President Harriett! Very well written! :)

taylor

March 23rd, 2009
10:52 am

Idol has gone way down hill since Carrie Underwood was on the show.
the worse part of the show is having to listen to the judges and they go and add one more thats even more annoying that the other three.
I dont watch it anymore

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
11:04 am

Katy, I probably won’t get a response, but someone will read it and maybe tell him; or maybe just laugh at it and pay no mind.

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
11:05 am

Actually Deirdre, I think the Cliff Notes included the AIG bonus info, which is why they are having such a fit. Congress was betting that it wouldn’t be a big deal. They’ve gotten away with so much in the past, why not cover a little old bonus too.

GAgirl

March 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

Hi Blog Friends,

The only thing worse than the President preempting Idol is basketball preempting my soap opera. I mean there is really a lot of drama going on with the “Young and the Restless”. How long am I going to have to wait to see if Katherine can prove she is really Mrs. Chancellor????

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
11:11 am

Well written letter harriett!!

AGI, the banks, and auto industry, what a crock! They got themselves in the mess they’re in and we, the TAX PAYERS, have to bail them out while they get multimillions in bonuses. Oh, I could really go off on this big time, but I will refrain.

clwood

March 23rd, 2009
11:12 am

Did anyone see Kelly on Oprah Friday? She sang a mini-medley (incl.”Because of you”) then “My Life Would Suck Without You”, and as always sounded fabulous. But this girl needs a stylist badly. I’m thinking of submitting her to Stacey and Clinton on What Not To Wear. Such a cute and talented girl – such bad taste in clothes!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
11:13 am

LOL – GAgirl. That’s why I record my soaps from SoapNet at night!! No interruptions.

GAgirl

March 23rd, 2009
11:14 am

nana…I hadn’t even thought of doing that. Thnak you!!!!!!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:14 am

True JT! Instead of panicking and throwing good money after bad, perhaps we should have taken a teensy bit more time on the plan.

But this discussion(yeah I know I started it) is just going to bring out the loony-birds so I’ll head back to Idol.

I have no objection to the group sing being pre-recorded…even the solos if they want. Those kids work hard enough all week.

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
11:17 am

clwood, I did see Kelly and am in total agreement with you in her dress style! The black string shoes did not go with the awful green dress. The dress really made her look bigger than what she is. However, nothing was out of proportion in her performance. I loved it. She is just the girl next door.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:17 am

GAgirl…those soaps aren’t even airing this week so you won’t find them on SoapNet. I think they’ll be back on Monday. I’m not into B-ball either! :-(

clwood…that’s a brilliant idea! Kelly certainly needs style help and who better than Stacey and Clinton!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
11:25 am

D: You mean to say that daytime soaps won’t be on this week? Oh, fudge, darn B-ball.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:35 am

No, Nana..the CBS soaps were not on either Thursday or Friday last week because of basketball.

GAgirl

March 23rd, 2009
11:37 am

Well POO!!!!!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:40 am

They will be on this week.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:45 am

Sorry, the way I said that, those soaps aren’t even airing this weekwas wrong…I meant those soaps didn’t air last week.

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
11:49 am

Can I add a topic to the taboo list? If so, I add soaps.

linny@home

March 23rd, 2009
11:57 am

hey gang — just spent the last half hour catching up from the last few days and i must say, i am sort of thankful that i was driving wednesday night and thursday and DIDN’t get to see the onslaught of creeeeeeeepy visitors!!!!! ewwwwwwwwwww!!! but i must commend all of you on your adroit and deft handling … bless their little hearts, they didn’t stand a chance!!!! (with a special wink for KPH!) you all made me proud, and thanks for the compliments (they WERE compliments, weren’t they?) about how i handle some of the jer… err… LURkers yeah that’s what i meant to say *coff coff*

Harriett, i’ve not checked all my emails but i expect pictures and stories galore about your weekend, i’m STILL a little green with envy, girlfriend!!!! and did you send me a copy of the letter to O? (no, not OPRAH, silly, the OTHER “O”) ~¿@

well, obviously i made it to tampa and back safely, kid’s back at college so i MIGHT actually get the computer at home sometimes (i took today off work to recuperate from the drive!!!)… but i have a pure TON of things to get done, so….

catch you all later!

me…..OUT!
,,,=^..^=,,,

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
12:01 pm

Hey linnie: Thought you were to be gone until Wednesday. Welcome back and yes, we did miss you. Glad you had a safe and fun trip and got some R & R.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
12:02 pm

Welcome home linny!!!

JT..sorry…these things need to be straightened out before the day can continue. We’re done now!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
12:04 pm

OMG: I spelled linny wrong. Should have been “Y” and not “IE”. Don’t know where my mind was! :(

Katy

March 23rd, 2009
12:05 pm

Harriett…at least we have our hearts in the right place whether anyone else read your wonderful letter or not!!! :)
Poo Poo President!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
12:05 pm

JT: No more talk about S**ps!!

linny@home

March 23rd, 2009
12:18 pm

Nana, that’s fine, honey…. it’s been spelled more ways than i can count!!! linny linnie lenny lennie lyn lynn lynnie lin len linni (!) lini lyni liny… you name it, someone’s tried it!!!! i knew you meant me, and that’s what counts, right?

{{{{{{{{{{{nana}}}}}}}}}}}}} <—big hug!

tab

March 23rd, 2009
12:35 pm

American idol what’s so great about not seeing them one night ,because the president is on.What’s more important.I feel the same way about soap operas and B ball. I want to know what,s going on with our country right now . Thank you and have a great day

Shawny

March 23rd, 2009
12:39 pm

Who cares? Idol is the stupidest show on TV.

flbravesgirl

March 23rd, 2009
12:49 pm

Then why do you bother to comment about it?

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
12:53 pm

tab…read a newspaper, watch CNN, listen to the radio…maybe you watched the Prez on 60 Minutes or Jay Leno….maybe the press conference could be shown on the news networks instead of ALL the networks so we have a choice. Maybe the President could have done the press conference today or Sunday or Friday. There’s plenty of ways for you to find out what’s going on with our country. Try them…they work!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
12:54 pm

Just wait until a Falcons game gets pre-empted by a press conference…..the screaming will be heard all the way to the moon!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
12:57 pm

tab and shawny, if you both hate Idol, then why are you here reading and posting? Just want to know…………..

tab

March 23rd, 2009
1:09 pm

To the ones that’s talking, I never said I hated anything.Just wanted to know why was it such a big deal.Just as I can watch other things to gain knowledge so can you. I do read thank you.Like I said have a nice day

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
1:09 pm

I’m ambivalent towards the whole preemption issue, but if you are waiting until tomorrow in order to find out what is going on in this country right now then there is something wrong with you.

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
1:10 pm

Amen, JT!!!!

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
1:10 pm

Oh and have a nice day.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
1:11 pm

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
1:12 pm

Thank you, tab.

Katy

March 23rd, 2009
1:30 pm

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Rodney, I’ve noticed that you have had over 500 votes on your poll. Does this mean that there has been that many have read this new thread? If so, my hat’s off to you, again!!! :)

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
1:55 pm

Darn stupid fingers again, or maybe stupid brain. My last post, second sentence, just didn’t make sense to me. I meant to ask Rodney that if over 500 votes are showing, does it mean that over 500 has read his thread?

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
2:03 pm

6%’er here!

Nana

March 23rd, 2009
2:53 pm

Time for me to head home. Ya’ll have a great evening. Be safe, be happy and love the ones you’re with. As always, please careful on the roads and highways.

linny@home

March 23rd, 2009
3:03 pm

tab — you make a valid point in one way — it really ISN’T a big deal.

However, this is an “American Idol” blog, so mostly we’re gonna grouse because O has opted to override our observational preferences. Obviously O isn’t overwhelmed by the people’s choice of programming.

I like D’s idea — there are enough channels out there both network and cable, that there’s really no NEED to interrupt “regularly scheduled programming” with a mere press conference. “prime time” TV is not dedicated to “press” related matters. Hold the press conference during the NEWS hour, perhaps (7-8) and re-run it from 10-11 or 11-12. I mean, he’s not going to be making any huge pronouncements. *SHRUG*… so why not have his PRESS conference when the PRESS is relating to the public — or have his conference on a PRESS-related network/channel. The Prez is the Prez is the Prez, no matter his politics or platform or party. And…if he knew a week ago, or 4 days ago, or whatever, that he wanted to hold this press conference, why not hold it THEN? why “plan” it for a week???? Is it so set in stone that it will be the same pronouncement on the 24th that it would have been on the 18th? Release it in writing. A lot easier for most of us to swallow/understand that way anyway. Do i want to know “what’s going on”?? sure i do. but as JT said, why do i have to wait till tomorrow to know what’s happening today? or in this case, a week later?

Nana– i’d say pretty close to being the 500+/- “readers” yes, because it appears that each log-on only gets 1 time to vote (which is appropriate imho) … so i got to vote twice, because i have my log on at work, and my log on at home (but only if i log on in both places can i vote more than 1 time)… figuring there are others like me who do both, and vote both places, say maybe 400-450 actual individuals. Rodney’s blog is getting some great attention, it appears!!! Like the 700 votes about alexis!!!! that was awesome.

Proud of you, Rodney!!!

ok now, back to catching up before i have to go to work tomorrow!!!! later!!!

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
3:20 pm

OK…the front page says Idol: Did You Know They Lip-synced? No wonder we’re getting a crowd. That implies that the Idols aren’t really singing live during performance night. Kinda tabloid if you ask me!

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
3:30 pm

AJC you so silly.

harriett

March 23rd, 2009
4:57 pm

Bye everyone. See you tomorrow.

Rodney Ho

March 23rd, 2009
5:45 pm

Nana-I’m surprised we had that many votes to be honest. I didn’t see this linked off the front page but it has generated a rather impressive 10,000 page views, a lot for a Monday. Not sure why to be honest. Maybe there are a lot more Mandisa fans out there than I expected!

Rodney Ho

March 23rd, 2009
5:46 pm

Oh, just read that we had a “sexy” tease. No wonder we have so many page views. Thanks Dierdre.

War Eagle

March 23rd, 2009
10:03 pm

What the hell is a “sexy” tease?

JTesla

March 23rd, 2009
11:04 pm

I don’t know, but I’ve spent the last few hours hunting for sexy in this thread and aside from a single picture of a female I haven’t found anything remotely sexy.

Deirdre

March 23rd, 2009
11:06 pm

Well, WE…he said “thanks Deirdre” so you figure it out! :-)

linny@home

March 23rd, 2009
11:24 pm

you guys are nuts! LOL — but i love you all!!! sure will be a weird Tuesday night tomorrow.

And for the 24 buffs here….. Olivia needs a good old fashioned spanking!!!

flbravesgirl

March 24th, 2009
12:01 am

Probably not what you were hoping it was, WE.

linny@home

March 24th, 2009
12:39 am

BTW, Simon, Randy and Ryan were guests of Leno tonight — Jay called them the “Metrosexuals of American Idol” — Ryan called Simon his mentor, sort of like his dad but not as old — Their reaction when Jay asked “how’s paula” was priceless. probably will end up on youtube at some point … or maybe one of our BlogHosts will have it posted by morning…

everett

March 24th, 2009
2:12 am

linny@home – thanks for your comments. In the spirit of Motown week, let me say I second that emotion.

Nana, your quote o’the day for Monday really hit home. I appreciate it.

So it’s Tuesday morning in Jawja – good day, y’all. I had unexpected visitors from out of town over the weekend, so I didn’t get to check in.
Missed you! Glad to hear from War Eagle, but where is the Great and Benevolent Negster?

Deirdre and Harriett and Harm – y’all are so helpful in guiding the rest of us. Thank you.

Nana

March 24th, 2009
6:42 am

Good Morning!!! Hope you all had a good night.

Today’s Quote: “In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.”

Rodney, it makes me proud to know that your blog is getting all those hits. It tells us that you are definitely where you need to be and are good at what you do. We appreciate you dearly.

So, did anyone watch DWTS last night? The show was stellar with the minor exception of maybe two couples. The apple computer man, Steve, needs to go and I think tonight he just may do that.

Lordy, guess I will have to figure out something to watch tonight since our show won’t be on. Since we have known for a week now that the Prez would take over the time slot, did he really need that long to prepare for this speech? IMO. nothing regarding the bailout has changed and I can’t began to guess what he will have to say. I may tune in a few times just to see what he does have to say, but won’t sit and watch the whole of it.

Deirdre

March 24th, 2009
7:54 am

Morning!

I spent last night at David’s Bridal helping my future daughter-in-law decide what kind of wedding dress looks best on her. We picked out 3 that were absolutely gorgeous! Don’t know how she’ll decide.

The Prez is just going to be answering questions. That’s what’s so annoying. And sometime during the conference or before it or after it he’ll make some kind of annoying joke about pre-empting Idol and all the irritable people he’s heard from. Thanks harriett! :-)

harriett

March 24th, 2009
7:58 am

Morning everyone. Nana, I wonder how many other folks wrote him complaining about American Idol? I know I was not the only one, surely! Maybe he will apologize to us. Well, maybe not. LOL!

Nana

March 24th, 2009
7:59 am

If this is just a Q&A session, he could have held it during the day!!!

harriett

March 24th, 2009
8:09 am

Right, Nana!

Deirdre

March 24th, 2009
8:12 am

I just read this headline on msn.com: U.S. seeks power to seize more firms

That is just about the scariest thing I’ve ever read in my whole life!

Mike S

March 24th, 2009
8:16 am

Get used to it Nana – we will be putting up with it for the next 4 years. He plans on being the “In your face” President. Just like he had millions of his little lackeys out getting doors slammed in thier faces this weekend. He lives for the limelight and will do everything in gloryhound prime time.

Mike S

March 24th, 2009
8:18 am

Welcome to socialist/communist America D. What the Soviet Union couldn’t do, we are going to do to ourselves because “Dear Leader” proclaims it to be so.

Deirdre

March 24th, 2009
8:36 am

Mike, if this continues, I forecast civil unrest the likes of which this country hasn’t seen since the Civil War.

Woodpappy

March 24th, 2009
8:52 am

Me thinks we are all headed to HELL in a handbasket !

KPH

March 24th, 2009
8:54 am

Good Morning Good People. AMEN Mike and D. This is very scary. If I wanted to live in a socialist country I would move to Cuba.

KPH

March 24th, 2009
9:11 am

Mike, Deirdre and Linny you have mail.

Mike S

March 24th, 2009
9:13 am

I would have preferred we just let the markets work instead of even starting the bailout crud, but at this point I have accepted and while I hate the deficit going up I begrudgingly support helping these companies out (as long as they don’t pull the crap AIG did, even if they had permission), but I will never support the government taking over entire companies and industries. The Government can’t even run itself efficiently, they dam sure don’t need to be running the banks and insurance companies

JTesla

March 24th, 2009
9:18 am

Odd the scariest thing I ever read was the stuff that is coming out about the last guy. When sons can be tortured to get the father to talk, that is spooky. Socialism vs. Dictatorship – I choose none of the above. Granted neither one is/was socialist or authoritarian, but in this day and age we like to use labels.

Good morning all, how about that American Idol?

Deirdre

March 24th, 2009
9:32 am

Got a ton of errands to run. I’ll be back soon.