Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Great Read

George Will on our government's previously-mentioned and irreversible dependency agenda.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Big Announcement

Apparently this blog's patron saint, Rick Schwarz, has a very big announcement to make tonight at the bar.  I do not know what the announcement is yet but I will be sure to keep ya'll posted.  That is all for now.  Good night and good luck. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

"Landmark" Legislation

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Jefferson

I really don't have time to write a lot on this like in the old days, but suffice it to say that Congress has just passed a 2,500-page monstrosity that seriously erodes our freedoms, creates an entire generation of new government dependents, explodes an already-busted federal budget, all the while doing absolutely nothing to actually bring down health care costs.  Premiums will continue to soar because more people will have more employer-based insurance (which is the root of the problem to begin with).

But let's look on the bright side:  now more taxpayers will be even more responsible for subsidizing those that can't afford to buy coverage.  Employers will be punished and fined unless they give their workers the very form of insurance that causes health care costs to skyrocket out of control in the first place.  And finally, those cavalier rapscallions that choose not to buy insurance go precisely where they belong:  directly to jail!  Now that's truly the America I know and love!  

This is because the philosophy behind Democratic policy-making over the last 70+ years has been simple: create more Democrats. And the best way to do this is to make people more dependent on government than ever so that, come November, they will have no choice but to pull the lever with the "D" next to it. In that cause they have certainly succeeded: more people, both poor and middle-class, are now dependent on Washington than at any time in history. The portion of workers that actually pay income tax today is the smallest on record, while the portion of wage-earners that pay none has nearly reached a majority.  Meanwhile, the percentage of voters that benefit from social security, Medicare, Medicaid, S-Chip, federal education grants, FHA loans, and a bazillion other needless programs is easily the largest number we've ever seen.  Wonder who all these folks will choose come election time?  The party that pledges to maintain and expand these handouts or the one that wants to take them away? 

The good news is that some people are finally waking up:  according to a CNN poll, 59% of registered voters oppose the bill passed last night.  All I know is that if I'm a Republican running this fall, this would be my 5-point platform:

1.  Repeal of the health care bill
2.  A balanced budget amendment
3.  Term limits
4.  Allow workers under 55 to opt out of Social Security and Medicare
5.  Allow workers to opt out of the tax code and instead pay a 15% or 25% tax rate with no deductions.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


363 days down; 1 more to go!
Come down to the Night Before Party at the KofC tonight from 7:00-10:00.
The Post-Parade party will be at the Boom-Boom Room in the Hilton. Time and room number are TBD.
Everyone have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day.
God Bless America!
Erin Go Bragh!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Meet George Schwarz's son.

No Fun Zone

Are there any cute new rules the city has imposed this year?


Meet George Schwarz

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mike Leach is Awesome

Got lots of bad words, so don't watch at work.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Don't forget the Gael Force Run tomorrow night at 6:30. The race will start on Abercorn, right behind The Mansion. The post-race party at Pinkie's will begin at approx. 7:20. Barring a minor miracle, I will be buying a round of PBR tallboys for the race participants.

The Great Chicken Heist

Sixteen tons of Tyson chicken leg quarters were stolen from a shipping company off of West Gwinnett Street last weekend. Amid the investigation, local authorities have warned citizens against buying the stolen chicken for fear of salmonella contamination.

HANK, do not buy the street chicken. I know it's cheap and probably just as tasty as other, full-priced chicken, but it's not worth the risk.

Full story here.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Another Anniversary

5 years ago, this song topped the charts. Where has the time gone?

Monday, March 08, 2010

Whatcha Gonna Do, Brother...

Big night in sports entertainment tonight. TNA Inpact makes its move to Mondays at 9pm, going up against WWE's Monday Night RAW. The big draw: Hulk Hogan (and some other dude) vs. Ric Flair (and some other dude). Right, guys?

Sunday, March 07, 2010

20th Year Anniversary

I have to say, 1990 was the year of luck for the Reardon Family. Georgia Tech made the Final Four in basketball and won the National Championship in football later that fall. But the day that eventually made me thank my lucky stars each and every day was March 17th, 1990. This was the day my Grandfather was elected Grand Marshall of The St Patrick's Day Parade in Savannah. In what was at the time the closest vote in parade history, my Grandfather accepted this with the grace and honor he has lived his life. He now is embarking on his 20th year anniversary as the "Grand Marshall who has walked the most miles".

At the time of this great honor, I was a seven year old who tied his shoe in a unorthodox way and called Burger King, "Burber King". I had no clue how much this moment shaped my life until around 2006. At 23, I realized, I am part of not only a great event that you get to hang out with friends and drink,it is a celebration that brings in tradition to the forefront and makes you appreciate your Irish Heritage in the highest regards. I Credit this to my Grandfather, Robert H Reardon.

He loves the parade more than anyone, and I know every Grand Marshall loves it immensely. But, My Grandfather wants to make sure he can march the whole route each year. So he walks Lake Mayor weeks prior to get himself in tip top shape to walk the most coveted walk on March 17th. This June he turns 90, and I just want to say I cherish each and moment I share with him. Congratulations to the 20 year Anniversary of being Grand Marshall of the St Patrick's Day Parade in the greatest city, Savannah GA!

Erin Go Bragh!

Leonard Dropping

An excerpt from this morning's SMN article, Parade Marshal a man of faith, family and friends.

Herb also counts a number of grand marshals in his green-tinted bloodlines...An uncle, Denny Leonard, a former coach at Benedictine and subsequently at Boy's Catholic and later Aquinas High School in Augusta, and his son, Michael Leonard, served as grand marshals of the Augusta parade in 1981 and 2008, respectively.

I also thought this was a great picture from 1975. Check out the pants!

Friday, March 05, 2010


Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Third Annual Gael Force Run will be held Thursday, March 11th at 6:30pm.

The race will start at Abercorn and Bolton and Finish in Madison Square.

This year's race will follow the same rules as last year: Chug to start; Chug to Finish.

As always, loser buys a round of PBRs at the post race social at Pinkie's.
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010


The Grand Marshal's Reception this past Sunday was great, as usual. This picture was taken later that night after the accountants had gone home. The party moved from the KofC to Kevin Barry's, where we were recruited by the CWO (Counihan World Order). I think Couniballs and I shared a total of about ten words between each other during our time together at BC. Well, he was my best friend Sunday night. He informed MAR and I that he was starting his own construction company and he asked us to join the CWO in forming the ultimate voting block within the Parade Committee.

An excerpt from our conversation:
"Where are all the guys that played football and shit? I have people calling me for work. Join us and we can run this thing. We can decide who the Marshal is every year."

Calendar of Events:
March 5: My birthday
March 7: Public Investiture of the Grand Marshal
March 8: Irish Sing-A-Long at BC
March 11: Gael Force Run
March 13: Tara Feis and Tybee Island Irish Heritage Parade
March 14: Celtic Cross Mass, Ceremony and Reception
March 16: Jasper Green Ceremony and Limerick Society Party
March 17: St. Patrick's Day

Welcome Brack!!

This was the scene in Savannah on Monday for President Obama's recent visit. And the dapper looking fellow in the trench coat is a one BC alumnus Chris Hagan.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Congrats to the '09-'10 Benedictine basketball team.  Hell of a job, Cadets.  I haven't run the numbers but this may end up being the winningest team in BC history.  It has to at least be the first to have an undefeated record at home.  And hats off to Thomasville, who will probably end up winning the whole thing in a couple weeks anyway.

A Man for All Seasons

Senator Jim Bunning, Republican from Kentucky

Monday, March 01, 2010

About Last Night

So, big win for Canada. I'm sure the hockey federation up there will throw a nice reception and party for the team.

I'll bet no one rides with Heatley.
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Denny's Our Man

Denny's our man.
He'll ably represent the whole Irish clan.
He'll lead the best parade in the land,
As only he can.
We salute Denny, our man!