Octavian: Dr Song, I’ve lost good clerics today. You trust this man?

River Song: I absolutely trust him.

Octavian: He’s not some kind of madman then?

River Song: I absolutely trust him.

Doctor Who Time of the Angels 2010

I took a look at the Sunday Shows this morning and I’ve noticed a common theme. The River Song Gambit

On the various shows the same question was asked over and over again: “Are we better off than we were four years ago.”

Here is David Axelrod (Moe Lane had it up first)

On This Week we had a different face but more of the same:

Only on Face the Nation did you see an answer. When Bob Schieffer asked the question Martin O’Malley gov of Maryland quickly said “No” and changed the subject.

Bill Richardson, Stephanie Cutter went along with changing that subject.

That’s the problem for the Democrats, it’s the question that overrides everything else, it’s the question that must be avoided and the subject changed at all costs. This election can’t be about Barack Obama’s record, it has to be about something else.

When River Song dodged the question about a “Madman in a Box” she could lean on the centuries of success of the Doctor

Unfortunately for the president, show a video montage of the Obama record and the reaction is the same as the above clip:

Hello, I’m Barack Obama: “Basically, Run”

Update: Time Can be re-written:

A day after saying, no, the country was not better off than it was four years ago, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley reversed course on Monday and said, yes, indeed it was.

Must not have been a fixed point.

This Morning’s Saturday Diner is the Gold Star Restaurant on Gold Star Boulevard in Worcester

It’s a place I’ve driven by thousands of times as I’ve taken Exit 1 off of I-190 south but never walked in until today.

The First thing that jumped out at me was how BIG it is, from the outside it looks like a tiny place, but it seats 57 including 15 counter spots. It’s so much bigger on the inside you could practically call it the TARDIS café.

The second thing I noticed was the specials, I found 7 specials on the board under $4 INCLUDING coffee. At a time when money is tight that can make a real difference between having a breakfast out, or not.

The third thing I noticed was the staff. There were 9 people on duty between the grille, the waitstaff and the people in the back room, and they never seemed to stop moving for a second. If you are behind the counter you are not going to put on any weight.

That doesn’t seem to apply to the customers and that’s the fourth thing that I noticed. When I arrived there was a steady stream of traffic in and out. The tables were constantly turning and the food never seemed to stop moving. I’ve never seen such a turnover in all the time I’ve been visiting diners.

I was really in the mood for Pancakes and Bacon this morning, (particularly when I got a look at the Bacon here. It looked REALLY good, but the Kielbasa special for $3.95 was the final thing that jumped out at me.


It also jumped out TOO me, my food was ready before I knew it, it was some of the fastest service I’ve ever had.
And the FOOD the eggs was done perfect and the Kilbassa dominated the plate, I couldn’t believe the amount of meat there was for the price and most important of all it was GOOD.

And the price for that meal with Tea? Under $5!

I talked to the owner after I ate. He has owned the location for 20 years he stressed quality as making the difference.

There is a series of signs on the wall from Worcester Magazine declaring all the times this restaurant/diner has won their annual award for Best Breakfast.

I can see how they’ve earned that title and I’d like to add one more to the list:

I’ve been sampling a lot of diners over the last year and without question this was the best value for the money that I received anywhere, PERIOD!

If you, like me, have driven by Gold Star on a regular basis, stop driving by and come on it, you’ll be glad you did.


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