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For God so loved the world...

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


An all-loving God teaches us that you or I cannot receive eternal life through our own "works," or by "earning" it, or by being "good enough."  We are told that we can only receive salvation as a gift from God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Our gift of salvaton comes to each of us by believing that Christ is the Son of God, by confessing our sins, by repenting and turning from our sinful nature, and by accepting His gift of forgiveness and salvation through His victory over death.  Thank you, Jesus, for loving us so very much that you willingly sacrificed your mortal life, died on the cross for us, and rose again on the third day so that we all, through your resurrection, may recieve eternal life, if we simply believe.  Thank you for your gift.  Praise the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ!





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Comedians

Lewis Black    Frank Caliendo    Johnny Carson    Bill Cosby
Jim Gaffigan    Buddy Hackett    Ralph Harris    Gabriel Iglesias
David Letterman    George Lopez    Groucho Marx    Richard Pryor
Brian Regan    Dennis Regan    Don Rickles    Jerry Seinfeld
Ritch Shydner    Bobby Slayton    Wanda Sykes    Ron White
Dennis Wolfberg    Bob Zany



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Music

Alan Parsons Project   America   Atlanta Rhythm Section
Beach Boys   Beatles   Jackson Browne   Jim Croce
Crosby, Stills & Nash   Def Leppard   Doobie Brothers   Eagles
Dan Fogelberg   Hollies   Moody Blues   Poco   Police
Rush   James Taylor   Thin Lizzy   Train   U2   Who


RIAA - Top-Selling Albums of All Time
RIAA - Top-Selling Singles of All Time

Here you go!   September 18, 2016  RIAA - Top-Selling Artists of All Time
RIAA - Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century
RIAA - Gold & Platinum Artist Tallies
Rolling Stone - 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Top 500 Pop Album Artists Ranking  (1955 - 2001)
Top 600 Pop Single Artists Ranking  (1955 - 2002)
Top Pop Artist Accomplishments  (1955 - 2002)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees  (1986 - 2009)




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March 21, 2011


The Association:

While web-surfing today,
I ran across a pretty funny quote from its own website



Fiction

(1)  "One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's..."

(2)  "...they have sold over 80 million records, tapes, Cds and DVDs"  (Heck Jordan, why stop at 80 million?  Go for 800 million, big fella!)


Fact

(1)  Yeah, as long as you don't include pretty much anyone else...
say like this partial list of more than fifty bands that began in the sixties who sold many, many more records than the Association listed in numerical order of sales...


(1960) Beatles, (1968) Led Zeppelin, (1965) Pink Floyd, (1962) Rolling Stones, (1967) Fleetwood Mac, (1967) Santana, (1961) Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, (1967) Chicago, (1965) Simon & Garfunkel, (1965) Doors, (1964) Lynyrd Skynyrd, (1963) Bee Gees, (1967) Creedence Clearwater Revival, (1968) Rush, (1969) ZZ Top, (1969) Carpenters, (1967) Steve Miller Band, (1969) Earth, Wind & Fire, (1967) REO Speedwagon, (1969) Doobie Brothers, (1967) Genesis, (1961) Beach Boys, (1964) Who, (1968) Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, (1965) Styx, (1965) Grateful Dead, (1966) Monkees, (1959) Isely Brothers, (1968) Black Sabbath, (1960) Temptations, (1965) Jefferson Airplane/Starship, (1968) Yes, (1969) Hall & Oates, (1969) Electric Light Orchestra, (1967) Jethro Tull, (1969) Scorpions, (1967) Jimi Hendrix Experience, (1968) Moody Blues, (1968) Three Dog Night, (1969) Grand Funk Railroad, (1969) Allman Brothers, (1965) 5th Dimension, (1968) Deep Purple, (1967) Blood, Sweat & Tears, (1961) Peter, Paul & Mary, (1967) Steppenwolf, (1960) Supremes, (1967) J. Geils Band, (1967) Blue Öyster Cult, (1963) Herman's Hermits, (1962) Righteous Brothers, (1965) Mamas & the Papas, (1965) Rascals... just to name a few!  Please look it up yourself.

This partial list doesn't even include the multi-dozens of best-selling solo artists from the sixties and early seventies.  Throw in a few bands that started in the very early seventies that also sold many, MANY more records, and you get a much more clear and accurate picture

(1971) Eagles, (1973) AC/DC, (1970) Aerosmith, (1973) Journey, (1971) Queen, (1974) Manheim Steamroller, (1973) Heart, (1971) Paul McCartney & Wings, (1973) Bad Company, (1970) Kansas, (1972) Steely Dan, (1972) Abba, (1970) America, etc., etc.!


(2)  I don't think so.  That's more than say... the Bee Gees, Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys, & Three Dog Night COMBINED - really?  They sold more than four bands that have racked up a total of 50 gold, 27 platinum, 12 multi-platinum, and 2 diamond awards between them - really gentlemen?  Although they have always excelled at exaggeration at a very high level, honesty has never exactly been this band's strong suite, right Paul?  "Along Comes the Association" .5 million, "Insight Out" .5 million,  and the 2 million "Greatest Hits" album (you know, that album with the timeless mega-hits like "The Time It Is Today," "Like Always," "No Fair At All" and "We Love Us" on it) sold a total of 3 million units.  That's it fellas, THREE million albums, total.  Even all of the rest of their other ten or so albums, put together, don't even add up to .5 million, according to RIAA, because the RIAA album total would then be 3.5 million or more instead of 3 million, right boys?  Come to think of it, under 500,000 RIAA total sales for at least ten other albums combined really is pretty pathetic.  In fact, without the "Greatest Hits," the grand total of all of their album sales would only total a little over 1 million.  But let's be generous and add in 1 million each for the singles "Windy" and "Never My Love" and the .5 million for "Cherish."   That means that, according to the RIAA, NOTHING else by them (album or single) sold even .5 million.  I count maybe only something between 5.5 and 6 million total ANYTHING officially sold now, how about you?  Exactly where do the other 74 MILLION come from, Jordan and Paul?

I'm always thirsty for knowledge.  Someone, anyone... Please enlighten me as to how this adds up to even 8 million, much less 80 million!

There must have been a real "buttload" of unreported sales of Association DVD's, somewhere!

WAIT... Hey Russ, I think I know what happened...quick, click on picture

Cowbell




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UPDATE September 18, 2016

WOW, after years of posting the above false and ludicrous information on their site, I happened to look today and noticed that they have finally re-worded their little blurb to say, "One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60's, they have sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs."  Nice job!  Still not very accurate Misters Cole & Holland, but now we are getting a little closer to the truth, eh boys?




RIAA - Top-Selling Artists of All Time

RIAA
Top-Selling Artists
of All Time



Here you go!   September 18, 2016 

Go to  RIAA Website  for Top Selling Artists.
Be very patient though, you will have to wait a very long time
scrolling down until you get all the way down to the Association.
I counted about 25 times hitting the "LOAD MORE RESULTS >" until I
got down to between 720 & 750 on the list - WOW, quite elite company!


Go to  RIAA Searchable Database  type in artist name and click search



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February 7, 2010


Letterman, Leno & Oprah
Team Up For Super Bowl Ad




...Pretty funny, huh?
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Jack!


...And they're tiny
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E TRADE Babies
"Take control... let's go"

...And they're tiny
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January 20, 2009


Thank God, the Nightmare is Finally Over!
Barack Obama: The 44th President of the United States




President Barack Obama
"Swearing In - Inaugural Address"
January 20, 2009



President Barack Obama - Inaugural Address 01-20-09
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June 13, 2008


"What a country!"
Remembering Tim Russert
1950 - 2008



Remembering Tim Russert
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June 3, 2008


A Tribute For Our Friend, Pat Colecchio
Goodbye Pat... I will miss you, but we WILL meet again!




Our Friend Pat Colecchio
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Barack Obama
"A More Perfect Union"
March 18, 2008



A More Perfect Union 03-18-08
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Moonbird
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Remembering Dan Fogelberg
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

It is my painful duty to forward this very sad
information directly from Dan Fogelberg's website.


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June 14, 2007


"Billy Graham's Wife Ruth Passes Away at 87"


We ask God to deliver His peace and
His comfort to Billy Graham and his family.





Remembering Ruth Graham
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Hardball

Chris Matthews
MSNBC anchor and host of Hardball



Chris Matthews Chris Matthews hosts "Hardball with Chris Matthews," Monday through Friday on MSNBC. Mr. Matthews is a regular commentator on NBC's "Today" show.

A television news anchor with remarkable depth of experience, Matthews has distinguished himself as a broadcast journalist, newspaper bureau chief, Presidential speechwriter, and best-selling author. Matthews covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first all-races election in South Africa and the Good Friday Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. In 1997 and 1998, his digging in the National Archives produced a series of San Francisco Examiner scoops on the Nixon presidential tapes. Matthews has covered American presidential election campaigns since 1988, including the five-week recount of 2000. In 2005 Matthews covered the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

In March 2004, he received the David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. He has also been awarded The Abraham Lincoln Award from the Union League of Philadelphia and in 2005 he received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Society. Matthews worked for 15 years as a print journalist, 13 of them as Washington Bureau Chief for The San Francisco Examiner (1987 - 2000), and two years as a national columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, which was syndicated to 200 newspapers by United Media.

Prior to that, Matthews spent 15 years in politics and government, working in the White House for four years under President Jimmy Carter as a Presidential speechwriter and on the President's Reorganization Project, in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senator Frank Moss (Utah) and Senator Edmund Muskie (Maine), and as the top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. for six years.

Matthews is the author of four best-selling books, including American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions (2002), a New York Times best seller. His first book, Hardball (1988) is required reading in many college-level political science courses. Kennedy & Nixon (1996) was named by The Readers Digest "Today's Best Non-fiction" and served as the basis of a documentary on the History Channel. Now, Let me Tell What I Really Think (2001) was another New York Times best-seller.

A graduate of Holy Cross College, Mr. Matthews did graduate work in economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Matthews also worked for two years as a trade development advisor with the U.S. Peace Corps in the southern African nation of Swaziland. Matthews was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics. He holds 16 honorary Ph.D.s.





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"On the Mindless Menace of Violence"
Robert F. Kennedy
April 5, 1968




On the Mindless Menace of Violence
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How's THAT for an aggregation of things?

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