The question heard around the World: Nicole Barrett, Donald Trump, David Duke and the Media Firestorm

The person who asked Donald Trump the ‘David Duke‘ question, that sent shock waves, was identified this week. Nicole Barrett,the only Black Woman Radio/TV Talk Show Host in Dallas/Ft. Worth, who Hosts ‘The Nicole Barrett Show’, sat front row at Donald Trump’s now infamous Press Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, on February 26th. Once he called on her, she asked, ‘Mr. Trump, how do you feel about the endorsement from David Duke?” He stated that he ‘disavowed’ the endorsement, but within 48 hours,during an appearance on CNN’s Jake Tapper, Mr. Trump appeared less sure of whether he would denounce an endorsement from David Duke, or other White Supremacists groups. Thus began the ‘War of Words’, between Trump, Duke, and the Media. With one simple question, Nicole Barrett became the person who ‘Stumped Trump’.


Nicole Barrett at the Fort Worth Press Conference for Donald Trump, seated next to White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl.

I deeply believe that European Americans are losing our rights…I was treated by the Republican party, the same way they want to treat Donald Trump.” -David Duke

Nicole Barrett, invited Dr. David Duke on her radio show, Sunday night to discuss his views on immigration, race, and his history with the Ku Klux Klan. As the only Black Woman Talk Show Host in #5 market, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Nicole felt she was in the perfect position and it was the right time to take this story in a pivotal direction. Dr. Duke held back nothing on his concerns with the “Jewish dominated Media and Federal Reserve,” (his words) and the problems with crime from the Black community.


Nicole Barrett, Host- ‘The Nicole Barrett Show’

The decision to book David Duke on her show, did come with some backlash. “Some people felt I was trying to race bait, or discredit Trump. I simply asked a question, and followed the story from there,” said Barrett. “By having him on my show, with a nothing is off limits discussion, proves that it is possible to have these discussions. It may sound odd, but I respect, Dr. Duke. At least he says his TRUE feelings and does not alter them based on who he is talking too. With him, you know exactly where he stands…And, where you stand.”


David Duke shares his views on ‘The Nicole Barrett Show’

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Nicole Barrett is an Actress, Talk Show Host, and Sassy Southern Belle. ‘The Nicole Barrett Show’ radio format, features Hot Topics, Health news, and interviews with Legendary Stars, Icons, and History makers. Her TV show, by the same name, focuses on in depth interviews with Legendary Stars. Special Weekly Guest Co-Host, David Francis Cook, adds balance to the sometimes spirited conversations with his knowledge of World Affairs and Political Science. A partial list of Icons who have appeared: Lily Tomlin, Shirley Jones, Newt Gingrich, Jesse Jackson, Louis Gossett Jr., Tippi Hedren, Patti Duke, Victoria Rowell,  and more! Tune in every Sunday night at 7pm-8pm(CST) on KLIF 570am in Dallas/Ft. Worth, or listen LIVE Worldwide at


Stacey Dash- You have been HOODWINKED!

I felt it was my duty as ‘A Real American Girl’ to give Stacey Dash, Fox News Contributor, a little ‘History Lesson’…

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One of the Greatest books ever written…

The Legacy Series:

The Rise To Power

Temptation to Greed

For those of you who may not have read the author’s first book, in this trilogy of the ‘LEGACY SERIES’, and for many of you who have already read the first book, The author, David Francis Cook, wants to help you reflect, by giving you an overview on the story so far.

‘The Rise To Power’


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 James Bannerman age fourteen, at the untimely death of his father Collin, in 1958, becomes the 10th Earl of Penbroke. He is destined to receive at the age of 21, a considerable inheritance from his family’s estate.

 The key element in ‘Book 1, ‘The Rise to Power’, is the collection of artifacts that lie in the East Wing of their English country estate, Penbroke Court. ‘The Throne’, which looks like no traditional monarch’s throne, is the prize of the collection, but no one at first understands its origin. These artifacts have been collected from various parts of the world, by the Seventh Earl, during the mid nineteenth century.

 James instinctively understands ‘The Throne,’ after reading the notes left behind from the Seventh Earl. He realizes that this ‘Throne’ is not from this age of man, but from the previous civilization of Atlantis, which ended at the end of the last ice age in 10,000 BC. He quickly learns that it is merely a teleportation device, and after having the nerve to sit on the famous throne, he travels through a vortex to a higher dimension to meet his master and guides, where he is told that he too was on Atlantis.

 He learns that it was he who had the throne saved, by having it taken to Egypt before the demise of Atlantis and his own life. Now reincarnated 12,000 years later, he works hard against opposition to make sure the throne is preserved and held for posterity. After restoration, ‘The Throne Room’, is eventually opened to the public as an exhibit to be known worldwide. People now learn the incredible history of the throne and the story of not only how to reach our guides for our life’s direction, but to understand just how advanced the previous civilization of Atlantis was.

 James’s mother Phillipa, the Countess and his sisters Felicity (Flick), and Rebecca (Becky) play a significant role in the continuing saga. Other characters like Claudia, who was the estates administrator, Sir Thomas Ringstone, his legal adviser, as well as Peter, his school friend, his sister Kate and their mother, Sarah, all continue into the second book.  

‘The Temptation to Greed’

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James girlfriend, Sabrina, also continues with the story. After reaching his 21st birthday, James stands at the head of his forefathers’ empire in shipping, merchant banking and property. The second book leads the reader on, to witness James’s meteoric rise on the world scene, only to learn his true destiny, purpose and fortune within the universe, is far more important.

 David Francis Cook, weaves a great family tapestry of, love affairs, temptation and greed through this, underlying journey of higher vision and spiritual evolution. The second book continues on from 1965 and takes us up to the year 1980.

 The first book tackles the age old question of ‘why, are we here?’ and the second book answers the very purpose for our being here on Earth, and ‘how we should reach that goal we all desire?’ These two books hold the key and the gateway, for the last and third book in this riveting trilogy, for the very survival of who and what we are.

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Kinky Friedman CD Bash, benefiting Meals on Wheels and Utopia Animal Rescue

Texas Legend celebrated the release of his new CD and 71st birthday, by throwing a big bash in Cowtown with some of his celebrity friends, to benefit two great causes!


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Kinky Friedman performs his classic songs at his CD Release Bash

Ft. Worth, Texas, December 20, 2015: Legendary Balladeer, Author, Political Candidate and Humorist, KINKY FRIEDMAN, has released his first CD in 40 years! The Kinky Friedman CD Release/Birthday Bash was held on December 10, 2015 at River Ranch (Stockyards) in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Proceeds benefited Metroport Meals on Wheels, (Tarrant, Denton, and Wise Counties) and Utopia Animal Rescue, founded by Kinky Friedman.

The new CD, ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’ has gotten rave reviews (Rolling Stone Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, to name a few), made the music charts, and landed Kinky a National Tour!

Over 100 guests filled the rustic, Western style venue for a bar-b-que buffett, Hosted bar, and a dynamic show which started with a special performance by Grammy winner, BJ Thomas. Mr. Thomas took to the stage and performed such classics as, ‘Hooked on a Feeling’, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ and ‘Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song’. He had the audience mesmerized.

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Kinky Friedman, Lennie Sorenson Cobb (Entertainment Sponsor), BJ Thomas, Ruth Buzzi, and Dan Hogan

Legendary Comedian and star of the TV variety show, ‘Laugh IN’, Ruth Buzzi, took to the stage (a couple of times) to give a few funny remarks and then to sing, in a one of a kind rendition- ‘Happy Birthday’ to her friend of many years.

The Man In Black, to the stage in the finale and performed a few of his fan favorites. Most notabely, ‘Ride ‘Em Jewboy’, which was revealed to be the song, Nelson Mandela played repeatedly during his years on imprisonment. The audience was glued to the stage as Kinky sung songs and told stories about his journey.

A beautiful guitar autographed by Kinky’s friend, Willie Nelson, sold on the auction almost instantly.

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Congratulation, John Awenenti for bieing the highest bidder for the guitar, autographed by Willie Nelson.

After the show, guests gathered at the signing table, as Kinky personally signed everyone’s CD, ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’.

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Kinky, BJ Thomas, Nicole Barrett (Chairperson), Ruth Buzzi, and Teri Sullivan

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Lennie Sorenson Cobb and David Cook, Author and Owner of Eagles Canyon Raceway

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Chuck and Barbara Bearden, Co- Chairs





Talk Show Host, Nicole Barrett, served as Event Chairperson, with Co-Chairs, Chuck and Barbara Bearden. Entertainment Sponsor was Lennie Sorenson Cobb ( ), and Special Thanks to Kent Perkins and Ruth Buzzi, David Cook, Eagles Canyon Raceway, and Rick and Melody Rogers.


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Should we forget Emmett Till, but honor the Confederacy? Why we can’t have it both ways..

August marks the 60th anniversary of the murder of 14 year old Emmett Till. The timing could not be worse. In case you aren’t familiar, Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy visiting his family in Mississippi, when he whistled at a White woman while standing outside of a store. The woman, Carolyn Bryant, told her husband who along with his friend went to the home where Emmett was staying. The men took him at gunpoint, even though Emmett’s Aunt offered them money to leave him. The men took him anyway, beat him, shot him in the head, and threw his body in the river. When discovered, his mother insisted on an open casket viewing of his disfigured body. After the men were acquitted, they agreed to an interview for Look magazine and revealed all of the details of the murder. With no remorse. But, on the day of remembrance, in 2015, there was outrage from people who feel it ‘serves no purpose to bring this back up.’ I disagree greatly. Emmett Till’s life and death served a HUGE purpose. His death not only shed light on the Barbaric behavior inflicted upon Black people of EVERY age, but it set off a tidal wave of events that eventually led to the Civil Rights Act. Earlier this year, a young White man sat in a church (in the South) and after Bible Study, he shot 9 Black church members..because they were Black. Once pictures of the gunman, Dylann Roof, were revealed, they showed him proudly displaying the Confederate Flag. This set off a firestorm. After DECADES of complaints from Black lawmakers and constituents, White lawmakers finally decided it was time to remove Confederate flags from Federal buildings. And, so it was done. Which is the pattern of our history. Enter the next firestorm. Social Media exploded with outrage (mostly from White people), over this ‘disregard for our heritage’, or ‘You can’t erase history.’ Now, the latter, we agree on.

What exactly does the Confederate (Rebel) Flag? Racism. Separation. Disdain for the rest of the country that wanted to ‘do away with their way of life.’ What way of life was that? Slavery. Segregation. Of course there are those who will research and claim only ‘Southern Pride’, not Hatred. But, the reality is, the flag was designed to represent ‘Confederate Pride’..Let’s remember, the flag was first designed in 1861, at the start of the Civil War.

Earlier THIS YEAR, a group of Fraternity brothers chanted on a bus, while on their way to an event, ‘You can hang ’em from a tree, but they’ll never sign with me..Their will never be a Nigger SAE.’ Yes, that happened in 2015. Yet, we are constantly hearing that ‘racism is not an issue’, or the ‘younger generation doesn’t care about race.’ To add insult to injury, when the fraternity boys were caught, public sympathy shifted to them!? The phrase ‘their just kids’, (although the youngest was 19) or my personal favorite, ‘this doesn’t mean they’re racist’ is an immediate and offensive dismissal and only refuels the old imagery that racism doesn’t bother White people at all. It doesn’t effect them. We know that is not true. There were MANY White abolitionists, Civil Rights workers, and good citizens who spoke out against injustice and called it by it’s rightful name. There still are. But, unfortunately, they are being cast aside in favor of those who literally fought to the death for the exact opposite.

And, then, THIS YEAR, the University of Texas decided to remove the statue of Jefferson Davis. Remember him? He was the President of the Confederacy. Not the United States, the Confederacy. In case you missed it, the Confederacy was made up of the ‘Southern’ states, that chose to separate from the rest of the Union in order to continue owning Slaves among other ‘states rights’. This was the bases of the Civil War. And, along with President Davis, they even had their own flag. Over the decades since the war, the flag has been used prominently by the KKK and other White Supremacist groups. I can hear some of you say, it’s also used on ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ and Kid Rock videos. Well, honestly, Who can be mad at the Dukes or Kid?? We can’t confuse entertainment purposes with the promotion of superiority or divisiveness.

Yet, here comes the outrage. On the 60th anniversary of the death of Emmett Till, many are yelling ‘Race Baiting!’ at the media and anyone who wants to reflect on this blemish on our nation’s history. But, in the same breath, the same people want to honor a man who fought for everything we ‘claim’ to be against now. And, yes, I am a Southerner. And, yes, I am proud of it. But, when I think of ‘Southern Pride’, I think of: Blue Bell ice cream, church on Sunday and dinner afterwards, Collard greens, sweet potato pies, and fried chicken overflowing the kitchen table, where the word ‘Y’all’ is perfectly acceptable, and of course, the Dallas Cowboys. There are so many great Southerners who represent ALL of us and who are far more deserving of Honor, than those who stood for Divisiveness: Mark Twain, George Washington Carver,Virginia Foster Durr (a White woman who organized integrated community meetings and also bailed Rosa Parks out of jail for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a White woman), Amelia Robinson (who led the march in Selma), and Joel Spingarn, a white man who was one of the founders of the NAACP, and countless others. These Southerners represented Unity, awareness, and courage to strive for progress, not separation. But, we cry over a statue of Jefferson Davis being taken down? What’s wrong with this picture? We have to ask ourselves, which part of Southern heritage are we proud of? Which part do we learn from? And, which part do we flat out want to forget? I realize that the grandchildren of slave owners may not want to hear about the brutality and barbarism that their ancestors may have inflicted; Well, imagine that grandchildren of slaves and those persecuted during the civil rights movement do not want to sit quietly while Hate mongers and symbols of oppression are ‘celebrated’. It’s the true Heroes, who who fought for ‘one nation’ who we don’t want to see faded into the dust.

Am I race baiting? Because racism is dead, right? Maybe the  SAE boys and Dylann Roof didn’t get that memo. Let’s look at the definition of Race Baiting: ‘The act of using racially derisive language, actions, or other forms of communication in order to anger or intimidate or coerce.’ Whether racism and denial of it, is still rampant can’t possibly be a serious question, when we are debating over whether to pay honor to Jefferson Davis, 60 years after the murder of Emmett Till. Distinguishing between which history to keep and which to throw away is just another form of Supremacist behavior. But, more will be discussed, revealed, displayed, and celebrated, in February. You know, that’s Black History ‘Month’.

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‘DALLAS’-Season 2 Premiere, Part 1- ‘Battle Lines’/Part 2-‘Venomous Creatures’




The Cast of Dallas-In Memory of Larry Hagman

This begins the final season with Larry Hagman as J.R Ewing.

Bittersweet. But, still sweet. The season premiere opened with a message from the cast. ‘Along we will miss our friend (Larry Hagman) dearly, his spirit will live on.’ The beginning of the final season with Larry Hagman. And so, it begins..

Sue Ellen is hot on the campaign trail, and John Ross (the GORGEOUS Josh Henderson) is hot on some..tail! He seduces a bride to be at her bachelorette party, only to blackmail her father into allowing John Ross to lease his oil trucks. It works..especially after John Ross shows him the CELL PHONE VIDEO of the dirty deed! Pictures are so passe..That’s J.R’s boy..’From tip to tail’..


John Ross (Josh Henderson) doing what his Daddy taught him.

Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Elena (Jordana Brewster) are blissfully in love, and now, Christopher has taken up Nascar racing. Not sure what that’s all about, but he sure looks good behind the wheel! Ewing Energies is in full swing,and Bobby, Christopher, John Ross, and Elena are partners. Their first vote does not go well, because John Ross feels that it will always be Bobby and Christopher against John Ross and J.r. Although J.R is not a part of the company, John Ross has enlisted his father to teach him every dirt trick in the book. J.R is happy to oblige. But, nothing will ease the broken heart given to John Ross, by Elena. Nothing except, maybe…a little revenge.


Miss him already.

Tommy Sutter’s sister, the real Rebecca Sutter is flown to Dallas by Christopher in order to testify against Pamela Rebecca in the divorce trial. Christopher tells Rebecca to stay out of sight. But, too late. John Ross is also hip to Ms. Sutter.

The evil, but kinda sexy, Harrison (ex husband of Ann Ewing) tells Ann that he ‘found their daughter.’ We discover in this episode, that Ann had a baby girl 22 years ago. When the baby was 18 months old, Ann was at the State Fair,and someone stole the baby from her carriage. Harrison tells Ann that he will only tell her where their daughter is, IF she gives him the blackmail tape of him confessing to money laundering. Ann knows that if she gives him the tape, she will have nothing to protect Sue Ellen from Harrison exposing Sue Ellen for bribery. Her child or her friend? Whatever Brenda Strong does…She is lovely doing it.


Ann (Brenda Strong) discovers her daughter is alive!

Bobby and Christopher to Barnes Global (the company owned by ‘that idiot Cliff  Barnes) and she formally introduces herself: ‘I am Pamela Rebecca Barnes.’ Cliff  Barnes is her father and Afton is her Mother. Needless to say, Christopher and Bobby are BLOWN AWAY! She offers him visitation (she is carrying his twins), plus she wants 30 % of Ewing Energies…Christopher: BRING IT ON! Pamela is starting to grow on me.

Sue Ellen gives Ann her blessing to give up the tape. Ann and Bobby go to meet,her daughter, Emma. But, the reunion is short. Emma wants nothing to do with Ann! And, it all comes crashing down for Sue Ellen, when the coroner she bribed goes to the press,and campaign is derailed.

John Ross shows on up Pamela’s doorstep with a present. They have a new team member-Rebecca Sutter.


Part 2-‘Venomous Creatures’

Christopher is cleaning up his old baby crib, in preparation for the twins. Remember, they are TWINS, Christopher. John Ross pulls up and takes an opportunity to take a crack at Elena. ‘Raising another woman’s baby..Elena, if that isn’t committment, I don’t know what is.’ Christopher wants to punch him out, but Elena calms him down. John Ross informs them that Sue Ellen is being hounded by the media since she lost the election. Ann is very distraught over her daughter’s reaction, and Bobby promises to get to the truth about what happened to Emma and why she feels that way.

Sue Ellen is upset over her loss and she does a very familiar act-she reaches for the bottle. I could hear fans all over the world scream, ‘NO!!!’..But, I was thinking: ‘Take the drink.’ Oh, come on..We all know it was ON, when Sue Ellen was drinking. But, before she breaks her long sobriety, J.R and John Ross show up. J.R gives her a pep talk and promises to make sure no charges are filed against her for the bribery. Before he leaves he encourages Sue Ellen to comfort Ann. That gives Sue Ellen teh stregnth to pour out the glass of wine.

Pamela Rebecca makes her presence known at her father’s company, much to Frank’s (Cliff’s henchman) displeasure. Little Pammy is taking over! The Annulment hearing begins and Rebecca’s attorney tries to portray her as a victim who only legally changed her name. Christopher’s lawyer asks Rebecca , on the stand, if Pamela intentionally tried to con Christopher. Rebecca does as she was paid to do by John Ross and Pamela, and she lies that Pamela was trying to make amends with Christopher…not con him. Christopher explodes in court. The Judge rules that their will be no annulment,a nd court will reconvene for Divorce proceedings. Christopher follows Pamela out of the courtroom,and promises Pamela that this means war. She responds: ‘You should have taken the deal.’

J.R tries to ask the U.S Attorney,nicely, to drop the case against Sue Ellen. He refuses and so J.R decides to take another approach. I think J.R prefers the latter, anyway. Bobby tries to get the truth about Emma out of  Harrison, but gets nothing. Bobby threatens Harrison, that he will find the truth, and Harrison better not have had anything to do with Emma’s disappearance.

Since he is such a friendly mood, J.R pays Pamela a visit. He informs her that she can forget about getting her hands on Ewing Energies. ‘I’m one for one for flushing out Pamela’s..I plan on being two for two.’ Classic line. Pamela delivers her payment to Rebecca. She tells her to leave town, but Rebecca wants help finding Tommy. Remember, Rebecca killed Tommy in Season one. Pamela tells Rebecca to ‘take the money.’

J.R succeeds in getting the U.S Attorney to drop the charges. Courtesy of a little blackmail, of course. Elena brings in a great deal, and so they all decide to give up some shares and give them to Elena.,making her an equal partner in Ewing Energies. John Ross agrees in order to help his image, and eventually use it to his advantage.

Frank betrays Pamela by sending Christopher a tape of Pamela threatening Tommy. He takes it to Rebecca and convinces her that maybe Pamela did something to Tommy. They head to the cops.

Bobby tracks down Harrison’s mother (Judith Light) and discovers that SHE kidnapped Emma, raised her London…and, Harrison was in on it!

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“DALLAS’- TNT Series Recap, 7/11-‘Enemy of My Enemy’

Let me start off by saying, the opening view of Southfork was priceless. Seems like such a happy place. John Ross is standing outside of Elena’s just looking good around the land that he always wanted to be his. He tells Elena that Christopher will say anything to break them up. Elena assures him that she is on his side. Bobby is outisde secretly taking his meds and sipping coffee, when John Ross tries to make nice and ask for a cup. Bobby lays into him that family means nothing to him, but John Ross says he’s wrong. The foreman John Ross hired comes over and tells him that Ryland transport (owned by Ann’s ex-husband) cut off transport of oil from Southfork. John Ross tells Bobby, ‘I never thought you were the type of man who would have his wife do his bidding for him”…Uh Oh…When Ann admits that she went to her creepy but kinda sexy ex- husband, Harris for help, he flipped!  Ewing Rule: If you are married to a Ewing man, you are not allowed to ask any other man for help. Period. But, she was trying to help. They came to an understanding, and all is well again.

John Ross (Jos Henderson) tells Uncle Bobby (Patrick Duffy) that Ann went to her ex-husband for help.

Since J.R is on away, John Ross is struggling to get his oil moving. He goes to Sue Ellen, and ask her to help. She first says ‘No’ out of ethics, but later changes her mind, when she sees how much she disappointed her son.

John Ross (Jos Henderson) goes to his mother, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) for help.

To make matters worse, Nutty Marta shows up and tries to get John Ross to run away with her. He tells her to get lost, in a very rude way: “I wouldn’t go across the street with you”….How rude. She leaves, with a crazy look on her face that lets us know that we have not seen the last of her. And, neither has John Ross. He arrives at Elena’s house for a cozy evening and they notice the door is open. Elena was sure she closed it, but no big deal, they just walk in. I guess they weren’t worried about the prowler Ann shout at in the first episode? When Elena is in the other room, John Ross notices a knife stuck in the photo of him and Elena! Only one person would do that: Nutty Marta! John Ross takes off and finds Marta has skipped out without a trace.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, the doorbell rings and in walks the once sweet, but now considered con artist, Rebecca. She is also trying to help: She discovers that there may be a hidden trust that could block the drilling on Southfork. Christopher and Bobby thank her, but Christopher is far from ready to forgive. Bobby thinks it’s worth looking in to. They search through Grandpa Southworth’s (Miss Ellie’s Daddy) things and discover the key to a safe deposit box.

Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) may have found the key to stop the drilling.

They go to the bank, open the box, and ‘will you looka here’…Old man Southworth kept ownership of the mineral rights separate from the actual land ownership of Southfork! In a nutshell, J.R owns the ranch, but Bobby, Gary, and J.R own the oil! And, Gary gave his share to Bobby, so ghe controls it. NO DRILLING ON SOUTHFORK, JOHN ROSS! Considering the visit, John Ross had from his business partner, he is on the verge of crying out: ‘DADDY’!!! But, J.R is a little busy in Sin City spying on Cliff Barnes. Apparently J.R is convinced that Cliff is ‘up to something’ and he wants to squash him like a bug. Just like old times.

J.R (Larry Hagman) is out to beat Cliff Barnes…again.

All is well in the land of Ann, until she receives a mysterious gift from Harris. A beautiful necklace that causes Ann, to breakdown in tears. Bobby is mad as Hell, when he sees the note from Harris, and doesn’t like anybody playing games with his wife. He pays Harris a visit and bitch slaps him in his on office! Mama Bear, Sue Ellen goes to visit Harris and asks him to let John Ross use his trucks, in exchange for an appointment to the Railroad Commission. He turns her down, but makes her squirm just like he did Ann. He will be happy to help, and even forces her to take a donation for her campaign. I don’t know what it is about this guy, yet, and the mind games he plays, but I will enjoy finding out..

A gift from her ex-husband, causes Ann (Brenda Strong) to have a major meltdown.

Rebecca makes one more trip to Southfork to pick up her car, before Christopher repossess it and after seeing how Christopher REALLY is not that in to her anymore she gets ill. Elena comes along and takes her to the hospital. Rebecca assures Elena that she is fine and sends her on her way. But, she says that she hopes Elena and Christopher will be happy. Elena tells her it’s over between her and Christopher. That may be a good thing for Rebecca, because she finds out that she is pregnant!

On a side note: Does anyone remember that Cliff  Barnes had a daughter with Afton Cooper (played by Audrey Landers) who she named REBECCA after Cliff and Pam’s mother?? Could Uncle Cliff be behind this whole deal to con his own adopted nephew? OR, have we just run out of names? Stay tuned…

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‘DALLAS’-T.V series recap, 7/4- ‘Truth and Consequences’, It was a SCAM!

A fight, someone is thrown off of Southfork, and J.R (Larry Hagman) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) are at WAR! And, that was just the first 10 minutes! This was the HOTTEST episode so far this season, and left us with new questions…Last week ended with Rebecca about to confess about the mysterious email to Elena. This week, she tells him everything and in fact it was her brother Tommy who sent the email as part of their scam to get Christopher’s energy patent. Christopher storms off , finds Tommy and knocks him to the ground in front of the guests at the Ewing Bar-b-Que. Christopher tells Bobby and Ann about the scam, and Bobby throws Tommy off of Southfork. In the house, Christopher grabs Rebecca’s clothes and tosses them in a suitcase! The honeymoon is OVER…Of course Rebecca pleads, and tries to convince him that she was never going to take his money..Girl, please. It is too late for that. She’s outta here!

Christopher knocks Tommy out after he finds out about the scam.




Christopher throws Rebecca off of Southfork



Just as they are trying to digest this latest trauma, Bobby gets the shock of his life..although it really should not have come as too much of a shock: the deed to Southfork is in J.R’s name!? Bobby heads for J.R’s room for the BIG confrontation. Cool as ever, J.R explains very simply that is taking what should have been his in the first place. His version of the story is that He found out that Marta was going to sell Southfork to Cliff Barnes and he could not have that. Bobby smells a big rat, and he heads to talk to Mitch Lobell is Shiester attorney. Best line of the show: Ann says to J.R: ‘I never imagined you would stoop this low’, J.R replies: ‘Ann, you need to work on your imagination.’ Priceless.

J.R and Bobby are at war again!

Bobby sees that Mitch Lobell has left town. Ran for his life is more like it. An APB is issued for Marta and the cops tell him that the sale of Southfork to J.R is valid, unless they can prove J.R knew about the fraud. Good luck with that.

Elena is just as shocked as everyone else about the Southfork deal and she goes to ask John Ross (Josh Henderson) if he was in on it. John Ross doesn’t tell her the complete truth, and the fact is since his name is NO WHERE on the deed. John Ross feels doubled crossed. It’s time to go see Daddy.

Bobby can’t stand the image of oil tankers pulling on to Southfork. Christopher won’t stand for it. He wants to get tough and fight dirty like his cousin and uncle. Bobby tells his son, that they won’t stoop to their level. He has beat J.R before and feels he can do it again. John Ross goes to see crazy Marta and she tells him that she helped J.R stick it to him, because he broke her heart. He threatens to tell the cops where she is, but she reminds him that he will never get Southfork if he does that.

O.K, I wouldn’t be a true Dallas girl, if I did not admit that one of the shows highlights was seeing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talking to J.R Ewing at Cowboy Stadium! I have a feeling that it was just as much a dream come true for Jerry as it was for us Dallas fans…Was it just me, or do those two look like they could be brothers?

J.R Ewing and Jerry Jones. Two peas..


J.R and John Ross attend a Dallas Cowboy game. Perfect!


Christopher does NOT take his Dads advice and decides to get his hands a little dirty. He bribes the doorman into letting him into John Ross’ apartment. There he finds the sex tape that Marta left for John Ross and a note apologizing for cutting him out of the deal. The boy wonder may be on to something.

John Ross tells John Ross he is leaving town for awhile and John Ross will be left in charge. “Make your Daddy proud”, J.R says as he gets on his helicopter. While watching  J.R fly away, for a split second, I think John Ross wanted to say, ‘Wait Daddy!’…Oh, he’ll be back..

It doesn’t take long for Ann to soften enough to agree to a meeting with Rebecca. She always did like her. They meet for dinner and Rebecca continues to apologize, and insist that her brother forced her. “Your choices are your own”, Ann says with some compassion. Christopher gets drunk and goes to Elena’s. It reminded me of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire” as Chris called her name, ‘Elena! Elena!’..You know, like, ‘Stella! Stella!’..Anyway, she let him sleep it of on the couch,a nd kicked him out in the morning. She hasn’t forgotten the way he talked down to her for being ambitious. In a surprising twist, Ann went to visit her ex-husband, who has a mean attitude, but it sexy the way he toys with her mind. Wonder what the story was there…

Episode Star: Brenda Strong shines as Ann Ewing. There is more to her story..

John Ross is not pleased when he sees Christopher waiting for him at his condo. With the tape. John Ross informs him that since his name is not on the deed, they can’t accuse him of fraud. But, conspiracy is a crime, Christopher informs him. And, unless John Ross provides him with proof of the fraud, John Ross is going down as well.

Oh, I forgot to ask: Did the Cowboys win that game?

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‘DALLAS’ t.v show recap, 6/27-‘The Last Hurrah!’

I apologize for not writing a recap last week.


It must be nice waking up to Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Christopher Ewing, but the feeling of joy turned to fear very quickly for Rebecca. We learned last week that she SENT THE EMAIL that broke up Elena and Christopher! And, John Ross knows. So, that can only mean one thing: Time for a little blackmail. John Ross calls Rebecca and tells her she will do exactly what he says, or he will tell Christopher about the email. Oh No!

John Ross blackmails Rebecca into helping him steal Southfork.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Ann Ewing is trying to get Bobby to help her clean out Miss Ellie and Jock’s things. He keeps making excuses, obvious that selling Southfork was harder then he realizes. Wait until he finds out that he sold it to J.R! Speaking of the man with the hat, he has instructed John Ross that they must get photos of Mitch Lobell’s (the attorney working for Bobby on the Southfork sale) son doing drugs in order to blackmail Lobell into making sure that J.R does get Southfork. John Ross decides to use Rebecca to set him up.

J.R brings Sue Ellen a pearl necklace that belonged to Miss Ellie.

Sue Ellen is looking rich and powerful, as J.R appears at her door with a gift. Miss Ellie’s pearls. The look of sentiment on her face does not go unnoticed. They almost have a ‘moment’, until who shows up? That ‘idiot, Cliff Barnes!’ Sue Ellen explains that since she is running for Governor, she asked Cliff to give her some political advice. Political advice? Cliff? O.k…Of course J.R is not pleased and says that he can’t believe she is really going to ‘break bread with him’. ‘You gave up the right to have a say in who I dine with a long time ago…’ My, we have come a long way, Mrs. Ewing.

Elena finds John Ross drowning his sorrows in a local bar, and suggest that they work together again. She needs his help charming, Mrs. Henderson (a landowner) into selling some of her land for drilling. He agrees and turns on the ‘Ewing charm’…Elena decides to give their working relationship another shot. Just working. But, trouble may be on the horizon, when J.R finds out that Marta (whose real name isVeronica) has a violent jealous streak. One that he plans to use in order to get her to turn on John Ross. Surprised that J.R would let a nutcase that close to his boy, but….somehow, I trust the man in the hat.

Attempting to follow through with eher assignment, Rebecca meets Lobell’s son at an NA meeting and gets jhim alone. After hearing his story and realizing he really is trying to stay clean, she can’t go through with it. She tells John Ross, and he tells her that was a big mistake. John Ross is able to get Marta to handle it, and she shows J.R the photos. Well, darlin, he has some photos for you as well. Photos of John Ross and Elena! Marta begins to boil,and J.R suggest that she and him make a new deal.

J.R and Marta make a dangerous deal.

When Lobell finds out that his son used drugs again, he knows that he could be sent back to prison. Of course, J.R can prevent that IF, Lobell pushes the sale through and puts Southfork in J.R’s hands. I think Lobell sees where this is going. And, not only does J.R want Southfork, but he is cutting John Ross OUT of the deal!

The last Ewing bar-b-que was a bittersweet moment for the Ewings. When J.R announced that his date had arrived, I had a feeling it could only be, Sue Elle. The sight of the two of them sitting at the dining room table that was the setting of many family meals, that usually ended with someone storming off, was a priceless moment for real Dallas fans. Outside as folks are mingling, Rebecca sees John Ross arrive. He had sent her a message saying that he was coming to the bar-b-que and he was going to tell Christopher everything! Rebecca panics and runs to find Christopher. ‘I have something to tell you. It’s about the email that was sent to Elena on your wedding day…..’

I sense a REAL Texas tornado coming…

That’s the view from ‘A Real American Girl’

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‘DALLAS’-T.V Series Pilot, RECAP (6/13)-Part 1 and Part 2!

The Cast of DALLAS 2012

The Premiere was split in 2 episodes. Here is Part 1 and Part 2.



Who says you can’t go home again? Someone who has never been to Southfork , and certainly not someone with the last name Ewing. It was almost surreal for a girl who LIVED for Friday nights in the 80’s even though I could hardly read my own name, I could certainly  make out the initials, ‘J.R! Within the first, five minutes, there was an oil well, proudly displaying the Texas symbol most of us city folks never get to see in person. Imagine that. The excitement kicks off almost immediately when Elena, played by Jordana Brewster, yells, ‘Wake Up, John Ross!’ And we see the image of a young man stretched out, but who jumps up quickly at the smell of oil. Did anyone else feel the tingle of the spirit of James Dean in ‘GIANT’ ?  There he is. J.R’s boy- John Ross Ewing III, and I could hear viewers all over saying, ‘Chip off the old block’…We struck oil! Only one problem…Uncle Bobby, does not want drilling on Southfork. That sounds familiar.

And, we first see our beloved Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) in the doctor’s office, were he is told that he has stomach Cancer. Of course he took it with the nobility that we would expect..’I don’t want my family to know,’ he says before he exits. All together now: ‘Oh, No…’ Of course, his wife, Ann, (Brenda Strong) eventually finds out and lends her love and support. She also knows her way with a shotgun, when an intruder breaks into the ranch.

The opening theme song, stayed true to the original, ‘THANK GOD!’; and, like a kid who went away for the summer….I too, was back home.

Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe) appeared on screen as the golden boy, that he was meant to be. He is Bobby’s son (adopted) after all. He wants to expand in the Energy business, since his Daddy is no longer in Oil. Christopher meets with investors,and stands his ground when they try to belittle his dream project. Enter a cute girl, who speaks French to Christopher (what Texas Boy can resist that) and the two go make out in the locker room. Turns out the young lady is Rebecca , Christopher’s fiance. She seems sweet enough ,and Christopher definitely seems smitten’.

A moment that was highly anticipated, and was quietly sled into..The appearance of J.R Ewing. Sitting silent in a chair of what seems to be a nursing home ( for the VERY wealthy and powerful only) and the dutiful brother , Bobby visits reguraly. Bobby tells J.R that he is worried about John Ross and Christopher and does not want them to be like he and J.R. He kisses J.R on the forehead and tells him he loves him. J.R never says a word.

Now, we are going to speed things up a little…Here we go:

Bobby decides to sell Southfork, due to his illness and the fighting between the boys. He also plans to give Christopher the money he needs to start his Energy company.  If you are a true ‘DALLAS’ fan, then you remember when Miss Ellie threaten to sell Ewing Oil, because Bobby and J.R could not work together. Anyway, John Ross won’t hear of it. He shows Uncle Bobby and Christopher the oil well, and Bobby says, ‘NO DRILLING ON SOUTHFORK!” John Ross, takes a very disrespectful tone in regards to it being to late to ‘honor Miss Ellie’s precious memory’…Very surprising considering how good Miss Ellie was to her grandchildren. Bobby is furious and kicks John Ross of f the ranch. This is where things get tricky…

John Ross decides it’s time to pay his Daddy a visit. He talks to a catatonic J.R about how everything has been taken from them, and he is contested Miss Ellie’s will in order to get control of Southfork. J.R responds…He thinks…He sends John Ross for some Jell-O…And, then once his scheme has clicked in his head, he tells his spawn, ‘Son, I forgive you for not visiting sooner..” And, so it begins..

On Christopher’s wedding day, John Ross find out that Chris’s energy deal is flawed, He tries to black mail into telling Bobby to stop the sale of Southfork, or he will expose him’ for the fraud that he is..’ It is also revealed that Christopher and Elena still have Strong feelings h other (they dated when they were younger) and they were tricked into breaking up. Christopher accuses John Ross of sending Elena an email (claiming to be Christopher) breaking up with her. John Ross says he did’nt send it, and on mysterious begins…Who really broke up Christopher and Elena? And, why?

Sue Ellen (the FABULOUS Linda Gray) arrives to give her son some much needed support. Regretful of using him against J.R, she vows to ‘make it up to him’…

A very interesting character to the mix, Marta del Sol, arrives as a possible buyer for Southfork. But, wait…we later find out, she works for J.R! But, wait, then we see that she is working with John Ross to double cross J.R!

Ahh…It’s so nice to be home again…


The original cast of ‘DALLAS’ in the ’80’s


Things may have been going well for John Ross and his scheme, until J.R catches him and Marta kissing in the parking lot of the nursing home! Let the games begin, son..J.R is already antsy begins Marta is stalling getting J.R in touch with her father so they can close their deal on Southfork. The plan is that Marta will buy the ranch for J.R and transfer it into his name. This is plan is thick with layers and players. Not only is John Ross scheming with Marta, but also the lawyer , Mitch Lobell, who Bobby has intrusted with the sale of Southfork. Oh, yeah, J.R has Mitch in his pocket too.

Sue Ellen gives Elena the boost she needs to explore her oil projects and she may have found a powerful ally in the possible, future Governor.

Surprisingly, the Cattle Barons Ball, which was once the ‘Oil Baron Ball’ usually took place later in the season, because there was often a climatic moment. This time, it was new bling, and the spectacular setting of American Airlines Center. The belt buckle on J.R that read ‘J.R’ in diamonds, was ‘Baller Personified!’ J.R and Bobby made nice, he likes Ann, and made Sue Ellen flutter. After all these years, he can still get to her.

The last 15 minutes were like a slow spiral into the well of deception…John Ross goes to see Marta, and she drugs his drink, they have sex and she tapes it! Not sure what the purpose of that was, but I can wait. And, just when you think Marta was only a secondary pawn…J.R makes a trip to Mexico and talks to Carlos, and meets the real Marta! Even J.R is stumped…

Ya’ll come back, now…

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