New Polls Following Convention Shows Bump For President Obama

Gallup:
Obama 49%, Romney 45%.

Reuters/Ipsos:
Obama 47%, Romney 43%.

Rasmussen:
Obama 46%, Romney 44%.

Larry Flynt Offering $1 Million For Info On Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns

Someone should really turn the papers over to the press that deals with what can only be shady tax returns for Mitt Romney.  No one conceals tax returns to the degree that Romney has unless there is something worth hiding from voters.  (Are you reading this Tommy Thompson?)

Now, however, there is a $1 million offer on the table to blow the tax record lid off the Romney campaign.

From Larry Flynt.

A magazine known for its sexually explicit material is offering a reward of $1 million dollars for a different type of bare-all expose.

The publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt, is offering the sum for the skinny on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s financials, the magazine announced.

It is taking out full-page advertisements in two newspapers – The Washington Post on Sunday, and USA Today on Tuesday – “offering up to a million dollars in cash for documented evidence concerning Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships,” a press release from the magazine read.

President Obama Pokes Eye Of Birthers

This is grand.

Birthers, you’re not going to like this one.

President Obama was schmoozing his way around the sports bar Gator’s Dockside, chatting up families and posing for photos as part of his campaign bus tour of Florida on Saturday night, when he stopped at a table of 10 people, including several children.

“He was born in Hawaii,” one woman said, pointing to a blond boy down the table.

The president lit up and flashed the Hawaiian shaka hand sign, which the boy — Andre Wupperman, who will be 7 next week — returned.

“You were born in Hawaii?” Mr. Obama asked, then broke out into a smile. “You have a birth certificate?”

The table burst into laughter.

Elvis Presley’s Bible Sells For $94,000

Hat Tip to Rolf.

A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley has sold for £59,000 ($94,000) at auction in Greater Manchester.

The 1,600 page book was given to the singer by his Uncle Vester and Aunt Clettes for his first Christmas at his Graceland home in 1957.

It contains annotations by Presley, who died on 16 August 1977 aged 42.

A pair of the singer’s unwashed pants also on sale at the Omega Auctions in Stockport were not sold as bids failed to reach the reserve price.

Bids for the stained underwear reached £5,000 but the reserve price was £7,000.

The bible was among more than 100 lots of Elvis memorabilia on sale.

It was sold on behalf of a British Elvis collector who is selling a quarter of his collection.

Karen Fairweather, from the auctioneers, said: “It was a really exciting atmosphere in the room, we had 300 people and there was bidding online and on the telephone across the world.

“You could hear a pin drop when it sold for that price.

Rollin “Oscar” Sullivan Dies At 93, Delighted With Humor And Mandolin At Grand Ole Opry

Rollin “Oscar” Sullivan, who starred on the “Grand Ole Opry” with duo Lonzo & Oscar for 38 years, died in hospice care in Madison on Friday.

He was 93, and leaves a legacy of music and humor, bound together in some of country music’s most smile-provoking songs, including “Did You Have To Bring That Up (While I Was Eatin’),” “Hole in the Bottom of the Sea” and signature tune, “I’m My Own Grandpa.”

Mr. Sullivan grew up in Cedar Flat, Ky., playing music and listening to the “Opry” on the radio. He and brother Johnny Sullivan formed a duo and began playing on a Jackson, Tenn., radio station before Mr. Sullivan joined Paul Howard’s Arkansas Cotton Pickers at the “Opry” in 1942.

In 1945, the Sullivan brothers joined Lloyd George in the band of country legend Eddy Arnold, and for comic relief during Arnold’s shows, Mr. Sullivan and George developed a comedy act that came to be known as Lonzo & Oscar. The duo would become “Opry” members themselves in 1947, and they began recording for RCA Victor Records.

George is now known as “the first Lonzo,” as he left for a solo career in 1950, and brother Johnny became the second and longest-running Lonzo.

The brothers, who also recorded for Capitol, Starday, Columbia and their own Nugget Records, were best known for their comedy, but Mr. Sullivan’s mandolin playing was another strong selling point.

“He was a fine mandolin player,” says “Opry” announcer and 650 AM WSM air personality Eddie Stubbs. “His playing was melodic, clean and commercial. There was nothing funny about Lonzo & Oscar’s singing and playing: They laid it down.”

Saturday Song: Wilburn Brothers “Making Plans” “Talk Back Trembling Lips” “Let Me Be The First to Know”