The Ole Seagull

Nelly or Carrie Underwood in a Branson parking lot “just ain’t right”

Posted in General by The Ole Seagull on the July 25th, 2010

The term “Just ain’t right” is used to describe some of the hysterical humorous actions of a character played by one of Branson’s funniest men, Jarrett Dougherty, in the popular Branson show “Pierce Arrow.” Those words came to mind as the Ole Seagull reviewed the appeal of the City of Branson’s denial of a Special Event Permit Application for a “Nelly Concert” sponsored by “Paul Dunn” at the “Grand Palace (Rear Parking Lot).”

In the city’s denial of the application they said, “The City of Branson has concerns regarding the effect of a large concert in this area” because of, among other things, “the (more…)

What a pathetic way for Branson to treat any employee let alone a U.S. Marine Veteran!

Posted in Branson,Government by The Ole Seagull on the July 18th, 2010

If you are an employee for any business within the City of Branson read the next sentence if you read nothing else! In spite of being devoid of common sense and compassion, it is the city of Branson’s current position that a mere employee can be charged with a violation of the Branson Municipal Code if the person they are working for doesn’t have the proper City of Branson business license and is not available when the inspector comes in to the business establishment. Under Section 1-11 of the Branson Municipal Code, suc (more…)

Nelly – an example of the diversity and quality of Branson entertainment

Posted in General by The Ole Seagull on the July 11th, 2010

Branson is called “The live music show capital of the world” because of the diversity and quality of its live music shows. The announcement from Las Vegas on July 4 that the Grammy winning Hip-Hop singer “Nelly” will be performing a concert in Branson as part of the re-opening of the Grand Place in Branson on Aug. 21 adds a new genre of music to that diversity and provides more entertainment choices for Branson’s visitors.

America’s Spirit – “Remember the Alamo”

Posted in General by The Ole Seagull on the July 4th, 2010

On March 3, 1836, Colonel William Barret Travis, the Commander of the Alamo, wrote to Texas Governor Smith, “…victory will cost the enemy so dear, that it will be worse for him than defeat.” In the early predawn hours of Sunday, March 6, 1836, after 12 days of almost constant bombardment and siege, the soldiers of Mexican General Santa Anna, numbering in the thousands, made their final assault on the Alamo, overwhelming and killing everyone of its 189 defenders. (more…)