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Rick Lazio and Jimmy McMillan
June 20, 2011 - Dunkirk OBSERVER
Posted by Nicholas L. Dean
Two quick things: Rick Lazio has an online news magazine and someone made a documentary about Jimmy McMillan (of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party).
I know, I know... Neither of these things really warrants posting here on The Mayville Bureau Blog. Though I suppose I could try and argue some sort of connection through last year's governor's race and our county executive, but that's kind of stretching it.
What is Rick Lazio up to these days? It's a question that had never really crossed my mind until he sent out a press release earlier this month. I mean, after Carl Paladino bumped him off the ballot, I'd thought he'd been given a judge's position somewhere.
Meh. I'm sure Google knows the answer, but that's more work than I'm willing to put in right now to find out.
Lazio's new website is called: IGNITE With Rick Lazio.
Lazio announced the new site on June 3, the same day he appeared on Real Time With Bill Maher.
In a press release announcing the site, Lazio had the following to say:
IGNITE will be an outlet for intelligent and fact based discussion about the major political, economic and social issues that confront our communities and our nation.
Check it out online here and let me know what you think: Worthwhile website or vanity project?
Now onto the more entertaining news... In my inbox today I received news of a new documentary called Damn! (The Story Of Jimmy McMillan).
The film comes out on Aug. 16 and was a finalist at the Little Rock Film Festival and the "Official Selection" at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Here's the blurb from the press release:
DAMN! is an independent, feature length documentary chronicling the story of "Rent is Too Damn High" party founder Jimmy McMillan, a Vietnam veteran, black belt karate master, former stripper and 1970’s soul singer who became an overnight sensation.
For more, here's the official site and Facebook page. And just 'cause it's Monday and I'm feeling funky and this post would be incomplete without it, here's McMillan's 1975 Single "A Woman Is So Hard To Understand" as well as another more recent video:
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The Jimmy McMillan documentary gets released next month.