THURSDAY NEW YEAR'S EVE 2009 12:01 AM (PT) Blue moon, lunar eclipse and New Year's Eve all today. We'll have lots to talk about tonight.
We talked with Dale Robertson founder/presidentof TeaParty.org on the last show and if you were listening online, you missed the first half hour-- my fault. You can download the whole hour at MyStreamingServer.com or you can listen to the stream until tonight's show. RIght now I'm copying a 111 GB drive to the desktop of my on air audio computer which I thought would take (don't laugh) an hour. I'm hoping it'll be done by tonight-- or if not, by tomorrow night when either way we'll be playing trivia. So please plan on calling Friday on the first show of the new year-- and join us tonight on the last show of the old year which many Americans are not sad to see coming to an end. I hope that next year at this time, these won't be the good old days but we'll ride it out together either way, weeknights 10-1 ET / 7-10 PT.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) We're always saying we need independents and third parties to get on ballots. Tonight we'll talk with Dale Robertson a founder of the Tea Party movement to see what he's doing.
Seeing what the government is doing is difficult. However the government seeing what you're doing is a piece of cake-- especially when companies like Sprint make it easy to obtain GPS data on over 8 million people in a year. Subpoenas? Probably not. Protection for your privacy? Not at all.
Did you know that if you receive Social Security payments you can't opt out of Medicare without losing your monthly check? That restrictive astonishment dates back to the Clinton Administration. Finally it's being challenged in court, but you can bet the government will do what it can to stop it from being heard.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says of course it's constitutional to force you to buy insurance. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) says no, it's not. That's gonna be a fight on this bill, but either way more than half of the Americans surveyed say it's not worth increasing the federal budget to get it. There's a movement to call representatives and senators with the ultimatum 'Kill Obamacare or lose your seat'. Sounds great to me. You can find info on how to contact your legislators on the Links page.
There is no question that the Senate healthcare bill eviscerates medicare. AARP is thanking lawmakers for passing it. And I've got no question about what AARP is all about-- promoting their insurance plans and agenda at the expense of the members it claims to represent. If you're over 50 and you want those discounts (which is why most people join) there are several groups that can get you the same thing-- and many businesses only require proof of age. If you don't like this bill, trust me, you won't like the rest of their views. Dump them now.
You won't be surprised to learn the drug lobby thanked the senate for the healthcare bill too. As well they should have! Chuck Shumer (Senator D-NY) is usually vocal when a federal bill tramples the rights or finances of New Yorkers. He's mum on healthcare. While Gov. Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg are tearing it apart, he's not saying a word-- because he knows New Yorkers will be hurt and passing it is more important than protecting them.
Think the NWA plane bomber wasn't an intelligence patsy? Webster Tarpley will set you straight. You'll also want to look at this evidence including details of the cameraman who caught the whole flight on tape. Ron Paul thinks the agenda is more war and more attacks on liberty and he's already been proven correct.
We've talked about voting irregularities from electronic paperless balloting to ACORN's antics, but John Fund details another racket here. Weekend residents in small towns voting to upset the political balance in districts where shouldn't be able to cast ballots.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 29, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) So let me get this straight. A 23 year old from Yemen whose father, a well respected banker, told American authorities that his kid was becoming more radicalized and was willing to die for the cause, is not on the 'no fly list' because we don't have enough info on his terrorist activities? Isn't dad's word enough? And Janet Napolitano claims the system worked as it should, when the only reason this wacko didn't bring down a plane was because his detonator failed? Is our security system based on failed detonators? She praises all the activities that took place after the terrorist (oh, excuse me, he's not charged with terrorism-- don't ask) made his intent known-- but fails to mention if his detonator worked, it wouldn't matter what happened next. At least not to the people on that plane. So her reaction is to come up with insane inflight restrictions, so insane that they're repealed in less than 48 hours. Here's a nice synopsis of all that. Note CAIR's request we not racially profile. Yes, they're out of their everlovin' minds, but so are we as a country.
And the ideas just keep coming. Here's the push for those body scanners that see down to that birth mark on your, well your anything. Then there's Senator Joe Lieberman and Rep. Pete Hoekstra who want us to invade Yemen. That's here and here.
Imagine being a passenger on that plane and imagine waiting in line to board in Amsterdam when you see this poorly dressed guy accompanied by a sharp looking fellow in an expensive suit who is arguing the case that his urchin friend should fly without a passport. And imagine being close to landing when you see this same urchin try to bring down the plane. That's what happened to this couple.
As for the attacker, he says there are a lot more just like him in Yemen. And with Napolitano heading homeland security, I shudder at the odds of future success on their parts.
But don't allow this would-be-bomber become a weapon of mass distraction . Keep your eye on healthcare. Nothing will happen this week on Capitol Hill but it's a great time to let your Rep & Senators know how you feel about this abomination. Abort the Bill. Even supporters are bailing-- take NY Mayor Bloomberg who is aghast that no one who voted for it has any idea what's in it.
Meanwhile Obama amends a previous executive order and gives Interpol more power than US police. Can you say global government?
We'll be live every night this week so if you're looking for something to do on New Year's eve or New Year's night, spend it with me!
CHRISTMAS NIGHT 11:00 PM (PT) Thanks so much for calling and playing trivia tonight. It was great to spend Christmas with you. The Bumper Stumpers are up under “Music” to your left, and the Trivia answers are under, you guessed it, “Trivia”.
Thanks for your best wishes on Morgan, my favorite Bernese Mountain Dog. He’ll be in pain for a while but a full recovery is expected. He’s not fully out of the woods yet, so I appreciate your prayers.
We’ll be live Monday through Friday next week. It will be my honor to bring the new year in with you! Even with congress at home (where we’re safe from their next move for a few weeks) there’ll be plenty to say. I’ll start saying it Monday. Hope your weekend is joyful and uneventful.
CHRISTMAS 2009 12:10 AM (PT) Thanks to Steve Bryant for joining us Christmas Eve. He spent the entire evening talking to me and taking your calls. His parodies are so wonderful and you can find out more at SteveBryant.tv. My gratitude to him for giving me 3 hours on Christmas Eve-- and to you too, for listening.
We'll be live again tonight with three hours of trivia starting at 7 (PT). I can talk about most anything for most any length of time, but when it comes to trivia, I need you to play. So please call. Talk to you then!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) Yes we'll be live tonight-- and tomorrow night. Steve Bryant joins us all night tonight-- we'll play his parodies and take your calls.
The senate votes on healthcare this morning. All that's needed is a simple majority and they'll get it but it will hardly be the end of the discussion. The latest and greatest outrage? The CBO which previously said it passed budget muster is now saying that medicare savings were counted twice (a la Bernie Madoff accounting) and therefore the bill is a major budget drain rather than a savings. That's in addition to the legal challenges ranging from whether Americans can be forced to buy a product-- like private insurance and whether one state can receive funds at the expenses of the others. Read this, this and this for some of the arguments.
So how will the house react to the senate bill? Not well if you ask the head of the House Rules Committee. Louise Slaughter (D-NY who is also co-chair of the pro choice caucus) says it's so flawed that they should kill the bill and start over. Sounds good to me.
Did you know ACORN qualifies for funding in the senate healthcare bill? Not outraged yet? Read this. Meanwhile Health Canada is protecting its citizens. It wants to put chemicals in french fries. Then there's the NHS which puts chemicals in a patient and she dies in prolonged burning agony. Read this and realize our lawmakers want us to get something just like the NHS.
More outrage-- from Sweden where a kid is forcibly taken from parents who haven't broken any laws. Now the parents six months later are prohibited from seeing their child. What did they allegedly do? Homeschooled junior. And homeschooling is legal in Sweden, and they were on that flight to return to India where mom's family lives. This should scare you big time.
Then there's the TSA clearing workers for high sensitive positions at airports. Including illegal aliens who sail through and get jobs. You've heard all about climategate. Maybe you want to verify the data yourself. Don't go to wikipedia where over 5,000 articles have been edited to remove data that conflicts with the official version of this hoax. But trying to end this entry on holiday cheer, CAIR may really be shooting itself in the foot by suing Chris & David Gaubatz, the authors of "Muslim Mafia" based upon the data Chris obtained after infiltrating CAIR. Among other things, there's a big question whether CAIR exists as a legal entity. You'll love this. Talk to you tonight!
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23, 2009 1:30 AM (PT) We talked about how furious I am over the republicans not discovering what the dems put into the senate healthcare bill until now. With all the staffers each senator has, and with all the workers the RNC must have, how could no one have been assigned to read this thing. Or multiple someones. Even last minute changes could have been assigned to someone who is literate. But that said, somehow the republicans missed it. And to me, that proves there is no difference in the parties. Exactly what they can do about it may hold some promise.
So what am I talking about? The language in the bill that will not allow future lawmakers to make changes to the rationing board (yes the IMAB is a rationing board-- they're charged with saving money on medicare and you know exactly how they'll do that) without a 2/3rds majority vote. The problem here is that it should take 2/3rds of the senate to make a rules change like that. Harry Reid says it's not a rules change. I don't care if he calls it a cow, it's a rules change, and that may be an interesting constitutional challenge. Here's the story.
Undoubtedly you've heard the old joke, 'It's a recession when you're neighbor's out of work and a depression when you don't have a job." It's true, and when it is you, all the talk about the bad economy becomes very personal, and so it is that drivers for Arrow found out first hand how bad it is out there. Sadly, it's even worse for them because they had absolutely no notice beyond a call today to turn their truck into the nearest dealership (the vehicles are leased) and the leasing company would give you a bus ticket home. If you're a commercial driver, you already know the problem with that concept. Many of you live in your vehicles and it's impossible to remove all your stuff and get it on a Greyhound. And that's assuming you don't have a pet... that pet won't be allowed to travel with you on the bus. Oh and by the way, they turned your fuel card off. Good luck.
There are many things we'll discuss as time goes on-- such as how Arrow let it come to no notice for you, how to get the pay your owed and several other important points. But for now, the crisis is simple-- how to get you and everything you have on board, back home right now.
Fortunately, you're not alone. Not only are many drivers in your position but the drivers who aren't and others who care are reaching out. We got a lot of suggestions and I promised we'd provide all the info in writing here.
Maggie is matching drivers and riders. If you can give a driver a ride home, or if you're a driver needing a ride, please call her. 417-200-4411. Or check the forum section of www.csasylum.com.
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Looking for work? Here are some suggestions from drivers who say these companies are hiring right now and may be able to get you from where you now are to their locations:
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If you're interested in car hauling, call Toby: 901-581-6650.
The Oklahoma Labor Commission may be able to help you when it comes time to fight for back pay and benefits 888-269-5353. They can probably answer most of your questions.
We'll continue to talk about this tonight, my prayers are with every one of you and I'll do my best to get you where you're going. Thanks to those of you making that promise possible.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2009 12:30 AM (PT) A 1:00 AM Sunday night/Monday morning vote? If that doesn't telegraph the senate's knowledge that the American public does not want this healthcare bill, then just ask Nebraska's Ben Nelson who changed his mind at the last minute and voted for something he vowed he wouldn't. Why did he do it? Some allude to threats about closing Offutt Air Force Base that houses the Strategic Command and employs 10,000 and while Nelson and Obama deny that it happened, it's undeniable that in the end, Nelson got a multi-million dollar perk for his state: Nebraska will never have to pay its portion of the medicaid increases. The fed will forever pick up the tab.
Nelson likely thought that was enough to put a damper on his critics. Au contrar. Even the governor disagreed with him, saying it was not what he wanted or the way he wanted it. Obviously the pro-lifers and Catholic bishops are unhappy-- but Nelson dismisses his critics as an orchestrated laughable group. That says more than anything I can add here.
I gotta interject a moment and wonder since every state has to contribute to medicaid, is it possible that the 49 other states can sue for equal treatment? It's not like Louisiana's bucket o 'money for Katrina victims. This is a situation shared by every state and until now, hasn't the state portion been the same percentage for all? Someone ought to look into that now that Nebraska's portion will be zero. Meanwhile as for Nebraska's haul and everyone else's, here's some of the bill's pork.
Now the house and senate have to reconcile both versions and it's nice to see Howard Dean screaming at dems that they shouldn't vote for it without a public option.... but the way things are going, perhaps he's found a way to get that option in the reconciled bill-- and remember, the vote on it will be a simple majority. I say "perhaps" and use other waffling terms because we don't really know what's going on. The meetings on the bill have been in total secrecy-- and now Obama's being sued for that. But here's the best news: Even the Daily Kos realizes the dems will be slaughtered in the next election over this. We'll have a lot more to say tonight.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 18, 2009 10:30 PM (PT) Trivia answers are up (click "Trivia" to your left) as are Bumper Stumpers (click on "Music"). We'll have a lot to say on Monday-- the Senate's late night sessions, the Copenhagen hypocrisy and more. Until then, be safe if you're out and about shopping this last weekend before Christmas.
Remember "The Rollye James' I Hate The Holidays Club" is in full swing through Monday January 4th, and we'll be having meetings every weeknight live on the air 7 to 10 Pacific/10 to 1 Eastern. Live shows Christmas eve, Christmas night, New Year's Eve, New Year's night. So join us-- and call in!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 2009 10:30 PM (PT) As I type, the senate is in session. They want to further the defense bill. The republicans that they thought they could count on to usher it through are holding it up in a good bid to further delay Obamacare legislation. So a call from Obama to Russ Feingold who will not vote for the defense bill, did get Feingold to agree to vote for consideration of the bill which he may be doing as I type. Here's the story, but we'll know more tomorrow.
Of course, unless something monumental happens, we won't be talking about it tomorrow. We'll be playing trivia-- 3 big hours of it, and I hope you'll call in. We talked last hour with Bill Jasper of The New American (go to MyStreamingServer.com to download it or catch it on the stream until tomorrow's show), a wonderful publication from the JBS. He's on hand in Copenhagen-- where Jerry Corsi has been banned. If you're wondering who they let in, try Hamas, Louis Farrakhan and countless other entities that actually won't surprise you.
The dems in the senate can try what they want, but increasingly it's looking like they won't get their Christmas vote. Pleased to note Ben Nelson has rejected the abortion compromise and will not vote for the bill at this point. It's a bad position for Obama to be in-- those on the far left are already upset with the compromises and those on the right like Nelson say it's not enough. Meanwhile, many entities like the AARP are outing themselves for what they are. Now it's the American Cancer Society which supports the bill in spite of the likelihood cancer treatments will be withheld.
From the 'law of unintended consequences', turns out those energy efficient traffic lights are killing people. Seems the bulbs can't melt snow and people can't see the lights. Install heaters? So much for energy savings.
The AG in Florida is investigating ESS's purchase of Diebold's voting machines giving them a monopoly (with no paper trail on the ballots). And an Illinois state senator is trying to reverse part of a bill that goes into effect on January 1st. The provision is intended to correct voter mistakes but in the process it sacrifices the private ballot. Lines in bills are often problematic-- like this one that sneaks sharia law into the UK budget.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16, 2009 11:30 PM You may have heard that Vermont Socialist, Senator Bernie Sanders, saw his amendment for single payer health care go down in flames. If you listened to the news, you'd know that Senator Tom Coburn, a republican from Oklahoma exercised his prerogative to require the bill be read aloud. After thee hours, and only up to page 139 of the 676 page amendment, Sanders withdrew it. There's quite a bit of talk about whether Sanders should have been allowed to withdraw it, and that misses the point. Did you know a senator could demand a bill or amendment be read aloud? Now that you do, aren't you wondering why more senators haven't done this? Shouldn't every bill and amendment be read aloud? And if you say it would be impossible, that's just the point. Make them a lot shorter and directed to a single issue rather than clogged with unrelated items. Now you know what to pressure your senator to do: call for each and every bill and amendment to be read aloud. Oh happy day. Yes, I realize they won't do it, but that will be very telling it itself, now won't it?
Big shocker (though I don't know why anyone is surprised) according to several reports, hold out democratic senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) is being threatened by the Obama administration: pass healthcare or see your military base placed on the list of closures. And this isn't just any military base. It's the home of the US Strategic Command and it's not in Nebraska by chance. The whole strategy was to place it in the middle of the country to deal with attacks from either coast. It's hardly a trifle when it comes to our defense. But even apart from that, the idea of threatening a senator with economic destruction (the base employs 10,000) or anything else, is hardly acceptable in our republic.
Wednesday December 16th continued... The Obama administration denies it, Nelson denies it, but if he sticks to his guns, we'll see what closes. (Nelson's issue is abortion and the senate is unwilling to take that out of the equation, so if he turns around and votes yes, he'll have lots of 'splainin' to do to quote Ricky Recardo.) Here's another story on it. And here's news that 20 republican senators are calling for an investigation of the whole thing.
More on the most open administration ever, to harken back to Obama's campaign promises. The annual White House Media Christmas Party. Among the non-invitees-- Rush Limbaugh. (Sean Hannity was absent from the list too as was virtually any nationally known conservative.)
Huffington Post is upset that healthcare hasn't passed. Here's an article with some of their noxious suggestions. It will give you a view on how the system works. There are a few other tactics they didn't list, but why share them? This is enough to have you realizing what's really going on.
Lots of folks talking about Time Magazine naming Ben Bernanke its 2009 Person of the Year. Actually its fitting. Remember previous holders include Adolf HItler & Ayatolla Khomieni, not that Bernanke's in their class. Just that the "honor" is generally bestowed on the person who has been the most influential or had the most effect, good or bad. Bernanke's not in the good column, though I doubt that what's coming down financially is anything he can avoid in any scenario.
And it will be bad. Heck, it is already bad. But the District of Columbia still feels the need to to dole out $15 million in bonuses-- some in the mid 5 figures after only 2 months work. Then there's all that tarp money-- your money. Barney Frank has found a way to spend it without congressional approval. After all, you don't need to know what he's funding with your cash, do you?
Tomorrow night (Thursday) we'll talk with the folks from the New American in the 3rd hour of the show (9P PT/ 12A ET). They're on hand in Copenhagen and they'll have all the details for you-- and being that they're JBS members, you can count on it not being the whitewashed politically correct take--- though painting it in a good light is harder and harder to pull off at this venue. Today's news is the conference's president, Connie Hedegarrd, has resigned. The Danish Prime Minister will take over. Yesterdays stunner came from Tony Blair who says we should pass climate change legislation, which will have a tremendously deleterious effect on the economy, even if the science is wrong. But he's not alone, not sure if I shared this link: The US ambassador to Britain says the climategate emails don't affect the US position one whit. Of course, that it affects the US citizens' position is irrelevant.
So how good is that White House security? Here's news of a couple of bewildered tourists who wound up at a White House breakfast shaking Obama's hand.
Undoubtedly you've heard all about fistgate. I've avoided this subject as cleaning it up enough to tell you about it is challenging. But now that I'm hearing that teachers are receiving continuing education credits for this filth, here we go. The reason it's in the news is that the guy behind it all, Kevin Jennings, is now Obama's chief of "safe schools" in the Education Department. I guess it's stretch to call this safe sex, but apparently Jennings and his organizatiton worked closely with the Massachusetts DOE to formulate this curriculum. You knew he had a background in homsexual activism but a lesson plan that teaches 12 year olds about fisting and whether to spit or swallow when performing fellatio (which interestingly is a word not in my spell checker I'm happy to say-- sorry that I know it's right)? I'm not focusing on the depravity of the situation, but rather the result-- overall kids are not learning enough to pass standardized exams. They are poor readers, are barely acquainted with arithmetic let alone mathematics and have no idea how or why this country was founded (an area of true creative writing in most textbooks). Many are maladjusted socially as well. The antidote is not fisting --though maybe it does explain the rapid sales of toy hamsters-- sorry couldn't resist that.
Speaking of toy hamsters-- zhu zhu is the record breaker this holiday season, proving that there are no standout gifts what so ever. Back to the quality of education, here's a story from Milwaukee where a teacher blames stress for cutting off the braid of a child in front of the class and throwing it in the trash. The principal put the kid in another classroom, but the teacher is still on the job. Must be the power of unions. Here's hoping the kid's mom can own the school system before this case is over.
Think Net Neutrality isn't important? Comcast which has obtained NBC is rolling out its TV Web service. If they could, don't you think they'd differentiate the quality (and accessibility) between their own or their partners' websites-- and yours? Without Net Neutrality there would never have been an eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook, or anything else independent and innovative online. I could go on forever on that list. So how did they come into being? Because at that point, differentiating the flow of traffic (packets) by content, was not yet practical. (And in the early days, no one had that much of the broadbandwidth to be effective at it anyway.) They've got the spectrum now, and they've got the ability and this is one issue where Obama and I are on the same page, we can not allow anyone to be able to differentiate between traffic content as it moves across the net. Charge us for bandwidth? Sure? Limit us to certain speeds or amounts? Fine. But differentiate how well different suppliers reach us? Not a chance if I have any say. Conservatives who are yelling free market on this must be unaware that we're talking about a very limited resource here. Do they think you have plenty of broadband options? You don't-- and less than you may think you do when you realize that some of them are totally dependent on the big boys to get you service from the first hop forward.
Meanwhile the house votes to turn down the volume on noisy tv ads.. without one iota of info on audio chains, limiters and especially different sources of programming. But what about the stories you're not seeing (at any volume level) or not reading in any newspaper? World Net Daily is taking a vote on which of the top 10 spiked stories they've selected would be your choice as most ignored. Actually I think the disappearance of the 'tent cities' without explanation is huge, but that's not on the list. Neither is the under reporting of what's really going on along the Mexican border, but they've got a few nice choices for you.
And finally... how could a woman be dead for 8 months in a house where four other people resided... a house where caretakers entered daily? That's the question in Wilmington NC.
MONDAY DECEMBER 14, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) I'm pit bull bitin' mad about the latest federal court ruling. Judge Nina Gershon is prohibiting congress from cutting ACORN's funding. She says it's unconstitutional to do so. Adding insult to injury she says it's in the public's interest for the organization to continue to receive the public's money. Is her public living on another planet?! Read it for yourself, weap and pray it will be appealed.
Yesterday, yes Sunday, the Senate passed a 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill-- and that doesn't count defense spending which is another 676 billion currently being discussed. Among the necessary projects in that 1.1 trillion is half a million for exhibits at the National Mississippi River Museum & $750,000 for exhibts at the World Food Prize Hall, both in Iowa; 2.7 million for surgical operations in space (I hope to god that isn't part of the Obamacare plan) and much more here. Yeah, NASA funding is there too-- including funds for a replacement satellite, the data from which they'll probably hide from us too. Roll call on that budget bill? Pretty much what you'd expect. All the democrats said yes except 3. Same for the republicans. The two independents went for it too.
Speaking of bad legislation, we talked about the Clean Water Restoration Act, since a caller brought it up. It's old news, and no new movement on it, but you may want to read about the largest private property grab ever here. On a happy note, you may also want to read about a bona fide contender to Nancy Pelosi in Calfiornia's 8th district. Good luck to John Dennis.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 11, 2009 10:30 PM (PT) Trivia answers are up (under Trivia to your left) and Bumper Stumpers are under Music. Talk to you Monday night at 7 (PT). I'll try to post what's on my mind before the show right here.
If you haven't donated to Limbs For Carla yet, please do what you can. Carla's facing a long rehabilitation and I know she'll make it. I'd like her to concentrate on therapy, not paying for her prosthesis. Hopefully with all of us behind her, she'll get a Christmas present of being debt free on it. Thanks!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia tonight-- 3 hours! I'm ready for you. Do call. We talked with June Maxam last night. Unlike other journalists, June is not afraid to put herself in harm's way when she's reporting the news. You'll get the whole story regardless of how many people have tried to shut her up. Subscribe to NorthCountryGazette.org and read for yourself what you're seeing elsewhere. The hour we spent together is up for download at MyStreamingServer.com, and of course it will replay continuously until tonight's show.
Ten Facts & Ten Myths on climate change from a professor who isn't politically motivated. Worth the read. While some are unnecessarily worried that all will be lost as temperatures rise, they're ignoring a real threat: genetically modified food contamination. Regardless of the weather, we may starve as our food becomes inedible. Don't believe it? Bayer admits that they are unable to control the spread of their genetically engineered crops.
What you probably already know-- college degrees aren't worth the money you spend for them. Not only do far too many people have them, but they don't represent the body of knowledge they once did. Steer your kids toward trade and tech schools unless they have burning desires to enter professions that require the degrees-- except for medicine. Steer them away from that entirely.
Comcast, proves they will do anything to get the Obama administration to abandon net neutrality. Their CEO supports Obamacare. And Democrats in the senate who will do anything to pass Obamacare have added the concept of the 55-64 crowd buying into medicare. Yeah, medicare, then plan he expects to pay for his healthcare. I'll leave the illogic to you there.
Logic, who needs logic? Just follow your GPS.... right into someone's driveway (better than the previous motorists who drove off cliffs I guess). Finally, a most reliable economic indicator-- McDonalds' sales are down.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10, 2009 2:00 AM (PT) What do you do when the data is so damning to your conclusion? Lie about it. Al Gore's used to that. These days he better be used to getting caught. He continually says the emails in Climategate are over 10 years old when the most recent is less than a month old. Maybe he can convince you. He's not doing a good job convincing Saudi Arabia. Or Poland. But while many minds are on Copenhagen, the astonishing power grab of the EPA is getting little notice.
More outrages closer to home-- if you dare to challenge your traffic or parking ticket in Indiana, you may wind up with a $2,500 penalty. Think I'm kidding? Here's the story. The implications will make you shudder. And you should be shuddering over the latest insult to native Americans-- the IRS is auctioning off their land. There's a lot to this story, and to me it seems all one sided against the Crow Creek Sioux tribe.
You've heard that social security will not rise-- no inflation, no cost of living increase. Then you might be scratching your head when you read that federal employees get a 2% pay raise. (Social security recipients aren't unionized... maybe that's the difference.) The economy is so bad..... here's a bunch of one liners for that. Might was well laugh.
Think Monsanto genetically engineered corn is safe? Take a look at these studies. And here's a list of 7 foods that experts won't eat. Feeling an indigestion yet? I'll have plenty reasons why you should tonight at 7, and most likely none of it will involve your diet.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2009 10:30 PM (PT) If you missed Jerry Corsi's two hour segment tonight, you'll hear it repeated on the stream until tomorrow's show or download it for yourself at MyStreamingServer.com.
Great news-- the Copenhagen climate summit is in total disarray. The cause? A leaked paper which showed that the major powers (the UK, US and... Denmark? Yup, Denmark) would be the major victors in the rewritten climate agreement, with the developing countries kicked to the curb. May this be the straw that ends this nonsense. Wishful thinking, but it's a start.
If you think you're hip to all the various ways the government screws the citizenry, you haven't looked into social security. I've always claimed that social security is what happens when Ponzi meets Marx, but the criminality of the banking rules inherent in this scheme trump any ideology. You'd be in jail for doing this.
You probably know that nothing is secret online-- but did you know that Yahoo will sell the contents of your email to any and all government agencies for a price. Here's details of the price list.
If you're a commercial driver, don't forget that joining OOIDA this week benefits the Troops for Truckers program. And if you're already a member, your renewal is just $25 (with the renewal year tacked on to whenever your current membership expires). Go to OOIDA.com for details.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) This is the big week for the Truckers for Troops big push. If you're an OOIDA member you can renew for $25 and have 10% go to the program.( Likwise if you're a new member.) Info is online at OOIDA.com. It's a really great outreach as it provides care packages to our military personnel in January-- generally a time when nothing arrives. And the packages are stuffed with very useful things (socks, lotions, ketchup-- items you wouldn't think about here which are often lacking there). When possible a handmade card or note from kids (and adults) is included, thanking them for their service. That's where you come in. If you can spare a few minutes, write a couple lines to the guys and gals fighting for us in the mid-east and thank them. Mail your creativity to Norita Taylor, OOIDA, Box 1000, Grain Valley, MO 64029. Thanks!
The climate summit in Copenhagen is underway and the one person who should absolutely be there is Dr. Jerome Corsi. But of course he's not. He'd report objectively and that's the last thing the UN wants. So we'll talk to Jerry for the first two hours of the show tonight (7-9 PT). We'll take your calls in the 2nd hour. You've got Jerry's latest book don't you? If not, you can get a copy of "America For Sale" right here. You can also check out his articles for World Net Daily here, and subscribe to his Red Alert newsletter here.
Personally I think it's professional courtesy but that's not what the prostitutes offering free sex at the climate summit are claiming. They're upset with the mayor who has cautioned attendees about the ladies of the evening. I think you'll also enjoy reading about the antics of Canadian Steve McIntyre who wasn't trying to disprove the scientists' global warming data, but math whiz that he is, he did anyway and forever changed the climate debate, not that anyone in Copenhagen would listen to him. He wasn't trying to become a pariah but he is with Al Gore's crowd along with his cohort Ross McKitrick.
Meanwhile the Australian data is as bad or worse than the revamped University of East Anglia mess. Not that the Aussies were necessarily trying to fudge the results, just that they couldn't produce anything remotely reliable. No wonder only 1 in 2 voters in the UK accept the man made climate change hypothesis. It's a good bet it will become fewer by the day, which might be why the US is being pressured in Copenhagen to sign on the dotted line now. The US is more than willing claiming those climategate emails don't affect their position at all. Of course not. Why on earth would facts matter?
ABC, CBS and NBC are taking the BBC approach to the whole climategate issue-- ignore it. So Brent Bozell has sent an environmentally correct courier on bicycle to deliver the New York Times front page story to them. Perhaps the issue has escaped their notice. Perhaps I'm the reincarnation of the Queen of Sheba.
The EPA is also adroit at not factoring the blatant lies and coverups the climategate emails highlight. They've gone ahead and declared Greenhouse Gases (all six of 'em) a danger to public health. Copenhagen was thrilled-- as well they should have been. Thanks to a supreme court decision this gives the EPA, full of unelected bureaucrats the right to put forth legally binding regulations-- regulations that will surely bind us eocnomically. Nevermind congress.
And if you still don't believe climate change is a hypocritical hoax designed to part you and your money, then you explain why so many of the concerned delegates arrived in private planes and limos. Here's how much energy they wasted-- so far.
If you're not disgusted enough already with your government, the Navy SEALs heros were arraigned today. And what could disgust be without bringing up Nancy Pelosi. Now she's wanting a global tax on your investments. All of them.
Very pleased to note that healthcare is stalling in the senate. Obama is planning to jump start it though. Continue to let your senators know how you feel. Let everyone know how you feel about the economy. Mike from Seattle has set up SpendEnforcer.com and it won't cost you or obligate you to click on the counter indicating your disgust.
But gotta end on a lighter note. A Tennesse man discovered his homeowners insurance policy didn't cover "acts of cow". Apparently neighboring bovines licked $100 in damage to his dwelling. The Copenhagen crowd would probably focus on their flatulence.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) Trivia answers are up (under Trivia to your left) and Bumper Stumpers are up (under Music). Talk to you Monday at 7 (PT).
FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) We'll do three hours of trivia tonight-- I'll be expecting your call. And finally, the Yosemite pictures are up. Go to the "About" button to your left and you'll see the link.
The livelihood of California truckers will be in question come January 1st when the new port regulations take effect. Are they junk science? Maybe. One thing is for sure-- the author of them falsified his credentials and the California Air Resources Board knew it, kept it to themselves and let stand the rules he made. Sound like what's going on with "climategate"? On that note, NASA may be as guilty of obscuring data as the University of East Anglia in the UK that we've been discussing for days.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) What better a way to illustrate hypocrisy than to take your private gas guzzling jet to the climate change meeting. It's a good bet a lot more than a handful of the 16,000+ attendees will do that, including a lot of Hollywood elite. Read about their revealing behavior here and note that when energy waster extraordinaire Al Gore is called on it, he explains he buys carbon credits to offset his lifestyle. Never mind that it's his own company he's buying them from, just concentrate on the transformative power of money. It even combats global warming-- which is easy to do since the whole concept is a hoax. That doesn't stop public schools from indoctrinating America's youth on the subject. Read about one parent's shock when she heard what her kid was being taught.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) We talked with John Lott earlier about Climategate. He's right it really should be investigated. If you haven't read his latest book "Freedomnomics", you'll get a good price from Amazon here. If you want to hear the interview, the stream will replay until tonight's show, or download it at MyStreamingServer.com
TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2009 - the 32nd anniversary of Qube Day. (Don't know what Qube is? That's what spawned Nickolodeon and MTV.) 7:00 PM (PT)
TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2009 3:31 AM (PT) Any doubt that global warming is a sham has been put to rest with the leaking of over 1,000 emails between scientists trying to hide the truth. But the most interesting part, is before the hacker unleashed the evidence to the world, he tried to give it to the BBC over a month ago. Never let it be said that the BBC will compromise its position, regardless of how faulty it may be, in the name of good reporting. So what was in those emails? Here's a quick synopsis. Bottom line, any data, regardless of how numerous or accurate, that questioned the global warming hypothesis was discarded. Here's more on dumping the data when it doesn't agree with the alarmists version.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) Trivia answers up, Bumper Stumpers too. (Use the navigation bars to your left.) The Rollye James I Hate The Holidays Club is in full swing. Next meeting Monday at 7 (PT). Talk to you then.
10 You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone / Lee Ann Rhimes
Goodbye Earl was a surprise. Everything else was expected, but the real shocks this year came from what you didn’t nominate. A dearth of disco, an almost total ignoring of sappy ‘70s songs, very few death records, virtually no bubble gum. In addition to the top 10, I played several tunes from your votes. I tried to group the destruction into categories.
We opened with a wonderful parody on adult contemporary stations by the late Larry Crockett and moved directly to #10:
“You Light Up My Life” was a solid #10 but many similar songs were big vote getters like Celine Dion's “My Heart Goes On” and Maureen McGovern's “The Morning After” (both from the ‘it should have sank sooner’ genre); as well as “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. Grouped as a whole, this category could be called “anything played by Delilah, everything you hear on those soft adult contemporary stations” that alarmingly often top the ratings. (Disclosure: I abhor these songs and those like it and get my exercise lunging toward the radio dial to change the station whenever I happen upon them individually or in groups. There is nothing as bad as this category. Nothing. Thanks for voting for them.) Had this format been around in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Paul Anka’s “Havin’ My Baby” and Vicki Carr’s “It Must Be Him” would have surely made the playlist, and since they got some votes, we exposed you to them too.
#9 was “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and it nicely falls into the ‘no good can come of nonsensical lyrics’ category which also holds vote getters “Witch Doctor” by David Seville, “Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen and The Rivingtons’ “The Bird Is The Word” & “Papa Oom Mow Mow. “The Lion…” also hold the distinction of “sounds that don’t exist in nature, part 1”… we’ll get to part 2 later one our list.
#8 “Achy Breaky Heart” proves there is more to hate about dancing than just disco. But speaking of disco which got scant few votes this year, we had to include “Macho Man” by the Village People, and disco light from John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, “Summer Love.” “Tighten Up” got a few votes too, but we ignored Archie Bell to bring you YMO’s version which is always good for laughs.
Oh, speaking of dancing reminds me of “Dancing Queen” and “Dancing Queen” reminds me of Abba. I’ve got a bone to pick with Sweden. I’ll take their Electroluxes, Volvos and Sony Ericcsons, but never will I forgive them for exporting Abba. I was amazed we didn’t get many votes this year confirming my strong belief that they do make the World’s Worst Hit Records, but as we did get a few, we featured “Waterloo”, the song that started off their string of hits in the USA.
We followed that with a wonderful minute aircheck montage of disc jockeys and contests giving another perspective for “The Pusher”.
“Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley came in at #7 in what can only be termed as “The novelty wore off” collection. You also nominated Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe Through The Tulips”, Napoleon XIV’s “They’re Coming To Take Me Away” as well as Mrs. Millers’ “Downtown” and “Lovers Concerto.”
Surprisingly the syrupy seventies which usually garner massive votes were almost entirely forgotton. I could count on one hand mentions of Clint Holmes’ “Playground In My Mind”, Terry Jacks’ “Seasons In The Sun”, Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods’ “Billy Don’t Be A Hero”, David Geddes’ “Last Game Of The Season” and Jud Strunk’s “Daisy A Day”. But when it comes to tearjerkers, what can beat country? Red Sovine’s “Giddy Up. Go” got a few mentions and we couldn’t resist Minnie Pearl’s insipid “Giddy Up Go, The Answer”
#6 was “Muscrat Love”, a perennial fave in the ‘cute can be revolting’ category. Actually, when you listen to America’s version of it, the Captain & Tennille deserve and award. We played both as well as my fave, Big Daddy’s “Hampster Love”, after all Thanksgiving is a time for yummy animals, and animals are cute. Some people think child stars are too—which his why we’ve been bombarded with some of your choices for the World’s Worst: Annette’s “Tall Paul”, Shelly Fabares’ “Johnny Angel”, Paul Petersen’s “She Can’t Find Her Keys” and Patty Duke’s remarkable soliloquoy in “Don’t Just Stand There”. Bobby Goldsboro tried kids—and animals.. a few times… and you barely noticed such ditties as “Me and the Elephants” however when it came to “Honey”, we had a winner.
#5 was “Honey” leading the time honored death and destruction category. Interesting that what is usually a guaranteed vote getter provided barely a blip in the calculation but mentioned at least once was “Death Of An Angel” (The Kingsmen remake of Donald Boyd’s 1955 horror), Ray Peterson’s “Tell Laura I Love Her” and “Give Us Your Blessing”; The Shangri-La’s cover of the latter, Mark Dinning’s “Teen Angel”, J. Frank Wilson’s “Last Kiss”, Dickie Lee’s “Patches” and “Laurie”—for which he deserves extra credit. Laurie not only is dead, but she comes back. And of course there’s always Jimmy Cross who climbs right into the coffin in “I Want My Baby Back” and Jody Reynolds lamenting his lost love who walked into the sea in “Endless Sleep”. (At least she didn’t take a boat—the song would have been much worse as evidenced by The Titanic & Poseideon mentions earlier.) But by far the most incomprehensible hit, and one worthy of the few votes it got as well as many more was Bloodrock’s “DOA”. Ya gotta wonder how the hell you follow that performance on ‘your good time rock and roll station’.
#4 is “MacArthur Park”. Maybe you know why Richard Harris left the cake out in the rain, but most of you are sick of hearing about it. It’s really not much of a mystery to me though-- coming in at over 5 minutes, it’s the perfect bathroom song and I’m sure disc jockey’s coast to coast took advantage of it. Many have never more than “Spring was never waiting………..no no no oh no” and that was more than enough. Similarly introspective or esoteric tunes rated your mentions such as Charlene’s “I’ve Never Been To Me”, Les Crane’s “Desiderada” and Judy Collins’ “Send In The Clowns”.
#3 “Brand New Key” proves you can still try to be cute even if you’re devoid of both animal and child. All you have to do is come up with a little ditty guaranteed to wear thin. Apparently Melanie’s song fits the bill for most of you. (More Disclosure: I like it. So does Val Shively. And listener Steve from Connecticut.) As the bulk of you seem to break out in hives at the mention of it, but it’s a fine time to remind you that we’re counting down the World’s Greatest Hits” which by definition means that many many people love these songs that we passionately hate. Melanie wasn’t alone in her cutesy. Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” was another bad memory for you.
#2, standing alone incomparably, is Minnie Riperton’s “Loving You”. If you thought “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” had sounds that don’t exist in nature, note that this song actually tried to use nature sounds to cover up what truly can’t be duplicated on this planet and we hope no one will ever try. Minnie Riperton was a wonderful soul singer from Chicago. My condolences that she’s remembered for this. I hope her heirs, if they feel as you do about her efforts on “Loving You”, are crying all the way to the bank.
And finally… #1. A shocker to me as I’m not sure we’ve ever had more than a couple of votes for it in the past, but this year it was a standout homerun: “Goodbye Earl” by The Dixie Chicks, separating out domestic violence from the previously referenced ‘death’ category, and a good thing too. While Earl had to die, the villain lives in the R&B classic by the Persuaders, “Thin Line Between Love And Hate” which also garnered a vote or two.
Then there were a couple bumpers, not previously mentioned. We played “Feelings” in Spanish (“Dime”) by Morris Albert which was not a major attraction (or detraction) this time around in any language, as well as “Ambrose, Part 5” by Linda Laurie. Those listening on the stream were treated to several other runners up that are equally painful to mention, so I won’t. But every title mentioned here got airplay, so if you haven't decided to skip the replay on the stream today, maybe that admission will be the deciding factor.
We’ll be back tomorrow night for Friday Night Trivia. 3 hours. I hope you’ll join us at 7 (PT). On this holiday weekend, I don’t need to be psychic to intuit that we’ll need the callers.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2009 11:00 PM The polls are closed, the votes are in and we'll be playing turkeys while you'll be eating them on this year's edition of the World's Worst Hit Records. If you're alone, on the road or sick of your family by the time the show starts at 7 PT, do join us. I'll be live all three hours. It will also be the official opener of The Rollye James I Hate The Holidays Club.
Meanwhile, given legal precedents for things deemed an 'attractive nuisance', it's possible America will be successfully sued over the truck accident where 18 illegals plunged off a cliff.
Meanwhile ACORN San Diego had no trouble dumping credit files and other info that could be very useful for identity thieves. That's why there are laws against putting people in harms way by allowing the data to be accessed. Throwing thousands in trash cans accessible by anyone shoul qualify, don't you think? Kinda reminiscent about ACORN Oklahoma City. In case you forgot that, it's here. And you'll note, that one of the documents uncovered shows that ACORN's purpose is hardly non-partisan. Electing democrats is the stated goal in these memos.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2009 6:00 PM (PT) We talked with Dr. Sky last night (Steve Kates) about science and politics (and how the twain doesn't meet). If you're interested in all things astronomy, you may want to check out a few of his websites: KeepPlutoAlive.com and TeenTalkNetwork.com. And if you're interested in politics (like you aren't if you're reading this), you can check out his saturday show and the website associated with it CallToRights.com. Steve is on the right side of the argument and has the goods to back it up. If you want to hear last night's interview, download it from MyStreamingServer.com.
We've been following the progress of five year old Lilly and her search for a kidney. We were relieved last week when Mike gave us the good news that Lilly had received an organ from a live donor and both were doing fine post surgery. Hence it's even more of a shock to learn Lilly didn't make it. The kidney was functioning will but her body did not make it through the trauma it's been through. Shepassed away last week. Mike has set up a memorial fund for the family to pay for their expenses through this ordeal. It's Lilly Memorial Fund c/o SOFCU Southern Oregon Federal Credit Union, 1380 Biddle Road - Suite A, Medford, OR 97504.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) Trivia answers are up (under Trivia to your left) and Bumper Stumpers are up (under Music). Monday we'll talk to Dr. Sky in the first hour. With major asteroids reaching the ground in Utah last week, we've got a few things to discuss.
We'll talk with Dr. Jerome Corsi in the 2nd hour Monday, picking up where we left off on Thursday. (You have read "America For Sale" right? You and Jerry's writings at WorldNetDaily? And you do subscribe to Red Alert, right?) We'll probably know more about what the senate will do this weekend by Monday and undoubtedly Dr. Corsi will have thoughts on whatever it is. Speaking of that, if you haven't called your senators yet, please do: Call 202-224-3121 anytime. (You don't even have to know who they are, as long as you know what state you call home.) Tell them to vote no on moving to debate on the health care bill (if you feel that way-- and if you've read the 2000+ pages, or even a good synopsis of it, I think you will feel that way). Thanks!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) Three hours of trivia tomorrow night. I'm ready for you and hoping you'll call. Don't forget we're still voting on the annual poll of the World's Worst Hit Records and will be until next Wednesday. We'll play the top 10 according to you on the night of turkeys, Thanksgiving. All we ask is it be a hit-- any decade, any genre.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) The Senate Heathcare bill is online. You can read every word here, but mind you, it's over 2,000 pages long. You might want to wait for a synopsis. I'm sure Jerry Corsi will have something to say about it. He joins me in the first hour. Have you picked up on his latest book, "America For Sale"? You can get a great price here from Amazon. And check out Dr. Corsi's Red Alert newsletter here. And here's a link to his World Net Daily articles.
Meanwhile, Obama is replying to those critical of the massive errors on recovery.gov which we discussed last night-- the millions of dollars allocated to, and thousands of jobs created in districts that don't exist, for instance. President Obama sees it as an unimportant side issue and says accounting is an inexact science? What?! I can't begin to imagine anything as black and white as a numerical list of money spent or jobs created. But there's a bright side-- if you're in IRS trouble, just tell them that the president views accounting as an inexact science. As if that will work.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) We talked with Jelaila Starr of NibiruanCouncil.com earlier. You can hear it on the stream until tomorrow night's show or listen to it anytime from a downloadable file at MyStreamingServer.com.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) We went to see 2012 over the weekend. Been reading a lot of different things about it-- but bottom line, it's your garden variety disaster movie. Many people die. The key characters live. Many people read a lot into it-- such as it being a veiled call for global government. I didn't take it that far. Just entertainment. If you like movies where the good guys survive all manner of peril, with a lot of effects along the way, check it out. Listener Steve, however, suggested we talk directly about what to expect for 2012. He further suggested that Jelaila Starr is the person to tell us. She's got quite the story herself, and you'll hear it all tonight. Check out her website NibiruanCouncil.com.
Then we have the news that 15 million Americans may have to repay the tax credit they've been receiving. Seems the government didn't really know how to calculate who should get it. That's here. Now, take the last three stories and ask your self.... are these the people you want controlling your health care? That's a rhetorical question, I hope.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) Trivia answers are up (click on Trivia to your left and on Music for the Bumper Stumpers). Voting continues through the night before Thanksgiving on the World's Worst Hit Records. Talk to you Monday!
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) Apologies for not formally mentioning it on the site, but the annual poll of the World's Worst Hit Records is open. We start it every year on Halloween (a night of horrors) and end it the night before Thanksgiving so we can tabulate the votes and play them back live on the night of Turkeys. All that's required of your selection is that it be a hit-- Billboard, Cashbox-- a national hit: any genre, any decade. So if it's country from the '50s that's fine, or disco from the '70s. Whatever. If I could vote, my first choice would probably be Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" which was further thrust upon us by LeAnn Rhimes, but this is your poll and I take the results more seriously that the electronic ballot boxes throughout the country.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) A big Veteran's Day thank you with all my respect to everyone that has served in our Armed Forces. It's about the only thing the government does right. Not talking about what we attack-- that's well beyond the scope of our fighting men and women to decide-- but rather how well we perform any task asked. That's squarely on the shoulders of those carrying out the orders and I'm grateful to every one of you.
Perhaps the only really good news here is the AARP is further exposed for the socialist morass it is. Read about it here. Meanwhile Harry Reid has put the senate healthcare debate on the calendar. They'll be discussing their bills next week.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) The Fort Hood shooting is more curious by the moment. Maj. Hasan was able to fire over 100 shots without being intercepted by numerous military personnel surrounding him? Should I mention that 100 shots requires reloading. Multiple times. That alone has caused numerous Ft. Hood vets and former MPs to come forth saying in a word: impossible.
But just how much did the government know? At this point, the intelligence agencies who can answer that question, won't. The ranking republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Peter Hoekstra asked for a briefing and was denied. Now he's filed a document preservation request. Read about it here.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2009 10:30 AM (PT) Good to talk with Devvy Kidd earlier. The show will replay on the stream until tomorrow's live program and the download is available at MyStreamingServer.com (as are the downloads of everything we re-aired over the past two weeks). Devvy mentioned a weekly conference call from the Committees of Safety. You can participate if you like. The info is here.
Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a murderer, of that there is no doubt. He is also a traitor, and increasingly we are realizing the government had no doubt about that either-- and had no doubt for quite a while too. The minute the Army knew he was contacting Al Qaeda, shouldn't charges have been brought? And since they weren't, shouldn't charges be brought against those who didn't act to bring him to justice? Of course I'd be naive not to realize that those charges would go way up the food chain and there are likely some very powerful people who do not wish to publicly account for their decisions. But being an optimist, if we as citizens are unrelenting in our demands for a full investigation, perhaps we'll know more than we do now-- not about what Major Hasan is about, but more about our leaders-- military and political. How dare those leaders send our sons and daughter to die fighting what they have defined as the enemy while they knowingly give a pass to soldiers serving that enemy?
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2009 6:00 PM (PT) I'm baaaack. And like you horrified at recent events-- from the massacre at Fort Hood to the assault on your healthcare via the House bill. Plenty to talk about tonight-- and who better to talk about it with than Devvy Kidd-- and you. Devvy joins me for all 3 hours tonight. And we'll take your calls.
Major apologies for the state of replays during our hiatus. The first week we forgot to update the stream for 3 days-- we corrected that the second week, but none of the downloaded shows made it online. To cut to the chase on that-- the internet is not an information superhighway. We got caught in multiple poltholes along the digital dirt road. All the files exist individually and I'll update the download page hopefully later tonight Next time we leave, I promise to have all the downloads in place before we're out the door.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2009 NOON (PT) Sorry for the homepage disappearing last night. Server glitch. So last night's post didn't make it online (it's below) but the shows ran as indicated. I've just changed the stream (and put up the downloadable version) to tonight's show. It's the Gunorama. You'll hear GOA's Larry Pratt, JPFO's Aaron Zellman and 2A Sister's Nancy First. Listen at the usual times on XM and on shortwave, on the stream or access the downloadable at MyStreamingServer.com.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2009 7:00 PM (PT) The stream is running tonight's show-- sorry for not updating the stream last Wednesday through Friday. Not sure how I forget but the downloadables are up at MyStreamingServer.com if you want to check out last week's shows.The show is running on XM 158 as usual-- 7P - 2A Pacific Time. We're also on shortwave, midnight to 3A (Central Time) on WWCR 3.215.
Tonight's show is also available as a download at MyStreamingServer.com, and if you're wondering what we talked about, you'll hear Alex Jones, Devvy Kidd and Jerry Corsi. Speaking of Devvy-- we'll have her on for the whole show next Monday. Don't forget to check out Alex's Infowars.com and PrisonPlanet.com and make sure you watch his latest film, Fall of The Republic. And be sure to get a copy of Dr. Corsi's latest book, America for Sale.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2009 Noon (PT) I've put up the audio files for tonight and tomorrow night as I'm not sure how broadband will be for the next few days.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29, 2009 7:00 PM (PT) If you catch any of our replays at all during the next two weeks, make sure that the first two hours of tonight's show are among what you hear. We'll talk to Gary Matsumoto, the author of Vaccine A. Not only will you find out what's behind Gulf War Syndrome, but you'll have a healthy distrust of anything the government is pushing on you. The third hour features John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel debunking global warming.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2009 12:45 PM (PT) Tonight's replay is a three hour discussion of why drugs should be legal. And who better to have it then cops who see first hand why our narcotics laws are a sham and a scam. LEAP-- law enforcement against prohibition-- joins me tonight at 7 PT on XM 158, at Midnight CT on WWCR 3.215 and downloadable right now at MyStreamingServer.com.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 2009 11:55 PM (PT) Sorry for not listing all the replays coming up for the next two weeks. Tomorrow night we'll have Walter Burien explaining the CAFRs (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports). This is all the money the government is sitting on that they don't tell you about-- think it's a pittance? Try billions. Maybe more. Doubt it? Listen to this show. You can hear it on XM tomorrow night or on Shortwave WWCR 3.215-- both at the usual times, or if you want to access the stream now, it's running and will be for the next 24 hours. There's also a progressive download available at MyStreamingServer.com. I'll get the rest of the lineup up online soon.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2009 2:00 AM (PT) There's a drop in foreclosures. But before you go thinking that's good news-- it's happening because banks are walking away from the houses. In increasing cases, the properties are not worth the efforts to resell them. Or, is it that they're planning on turning the bad paper in for cash in the latest government program?
Spain's economy is in the tank-- but people and businesses are thriving. How's it possible? Tax evasion among other non-compliance tactics. Pelosi ought to factor that before thinking about a VAT tax-- but she's not alone in pushing for one. No wonder only 34% of California voters support her. Unfortunately her San Francisco district is not decided statewide.
The Senate finance committee has filed their S.1796 Obamacare bill. It will got through a lot of changes before a final version emerges. Colorado insurers say it will lead to system collapse. And when you read their logic you'll see they're absolutely right. The bill is equally as bad for patients-- with nary a word of protection against treatment denials. At least you can argue with your insurance company now.
More nurses refusing mandatory swine flu vaccines. They're planning a strike in California. Ever wonder why suddenly so many kids have life threatening allergies to peanuts? You might want to investigate the link to vaccines. Here's some info.
NHS horror of the day? Employees are allowed to avoid the system the rest of the UK must endure. 3,000 of 'em got private care in the past 3 years. It's defended by this logic: quick treatment will lead to less absences. No kidding, Sherlocks. That's why the rest of the country shouldn't be waiting either. Here's more on the stomach turning logic behind it.
We talked last night about the Honolulu Advertiser which in January 2006 mentioned Obama being born in Indonesia. Clearly it was an error-- no one is claiming the was born in Indonesia. But what's most interesting is that the newspaper has gone into hyper-cover mode. A link to the original article is in yesterday's blog. But now, the archived version is missing the paragraph about Obama's birth. And the writer is bending over backwards with explanations for how he said it. This is even more interesting as this is the newspaper that produced the Obama birth announcement. Want to bet, it too, is a newly created item?
Meanwhile, even Helen Thomas is telling Obama to drop his campaign against Fox News. I predict that the White House attitude toward Fox will backfire on him-- for all the reasons we mentioned last night on the air.
Back to the economy for a moment. The next catastrophe might be food-- pricing and availability. Meanwhile, is Toys R Us price fixing and forcing manufacturers to set minimum prices? The Feds are investigating.
If you've ever looked into the teachers unions-- NEA and AFT, you might share my extreme distaste for them. The AFT's late leader, Albert Shenker is perhaps most despicable of all. "When school children start paying dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of school children." At least he was honest in that statement. I'm not alone in my revulsion. You might want to check out AFTexposed.com. The AFT is none too pleased-- but you might be.
And now for the news of the weird: The mayor of Moscow promises there will be no snow this year. Here's how he intends to deliver. And the UK is reversing a deportation order on a Bolivian national. The matter that swayed them? His cat.
MONDAY OCTOBER 19, 2009 1:00 AM (PT) Good news! A New York judge has halted the mandatory swine flu vaccines forced on health workers-- at least until the case is heard on September 30th. Better news-- workers are willing to put their jobs on the line rather than take the shots. That's a message the government needs to hear. If they don't, such things may soon be forced on you.
And as the world grapples with the onslaught of news about the potential killer flu, it's encouraging to note that 75% of Finns are saying No according to several major media outlets who are reporting that the people are not buying the hype-- or the shots.
But is it hype? Many of us would say yes, but Florida isn't too sure. The state has a plan in case there is a major outbreak-- deny hospitalization to the terminally sick. Think I'm kidding? Here it is.
Meanwhile Merck is finding another use for the controversial Gardasil vaccine. The shot designed for young girls has gotten a lot of coverage for reports of some very serious adverse reactions. Texas for awhile was mandating the shots but they gave that up after public outcry. So what has Merck done? Asked for approval to use it on.... boys. The real story is the FDA gave it to them. Supposedly to prevent genital warts.
More on that life changing event in Arizona-- a third attendee has died. She's a 49 year old mother of 3 from Minnesota who like all the participants paid almost $10,000 for instant enlightenment. It was promised as a life changing event, and sadly now for three folks, indeed it was.
Speaking of death-- a couple more related stories. The 25th suicide in a year and a half at a telecom company in France which came two days after intervention saved another potential such demise. Unions say it's working conditions. Nothing in the reports about how hard it is to recruit replacements.
And a blow to the logic of government healthcare-- studies show that you're twice as likely to die at poorly rated hospitals than those considered top notch. This is a survey of private facilities but in most cases, public hospitals are on the low end of the spectrum. It's probably not good news for those in Great Britain considering the news that half of the NHS hospitals don't meet basic standards of care.
Not that this is any better news for socialized medicine in the UK: patients are dying because of restrictions placed on doctor's working hours. But then again it could be a lot worse here if Cass Sunstein has his way. Obama's regulatory czar defended his position on the possibility of removing organs from the terminally ill without their permission.
Think ACORN's forever defunded by congress? Washington sure made it sound that way but the ban expires on Halloween-- a perfect time since it's already a day known for horror. Read this-- we need to stay on congress to renew the ban, or better yet, pass a bill to make it permanent. You thought it was permanent, didn't you? Thank your lyin' congress people for that. They failed to add that part when they announced the ban, didn't they?
Pay as much attention to CAIR. This is the group that's spent $160,000 to silence Michael Savage. A new book is out detailing a six month investigation into what many feel is a terrorist front. While others will strongly dispute that idea, increasingly people are seeing them as an intimidating force that will do what it can to silence its enemies and torpedo any investigation into its activities and personnel.
Is CAIR planting spies on Capitol Hill? One undercover investigation says yes. Regardless, it's pretty hard for them to defend the headliner at their 15th annual fund raiser next week. If it's not a front for global jihad as some accuse, why would they have an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 1993 WTC bombing headlining the event?
And the Southern Poverty Law Center is worried about Oathkeepers?! We've talked about that in the past but here's a piece that highlights the organization and the SPLC's fears.
The White House does not think Fox News is news. That in itself is not a problem... it's when they think that ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN are news. They think Fox is biased. Actually it is-- but less than ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN which they consider to be unbiased. It would be laughable if these folks weren't so powerful. But here's something that is laughable: Obama has more in common with Richard Nixon on this issue than any other president. Both have their enemies list. I don't even want to think about how they'd react if someone was tell the whole story and telling it accurately on major media. But given the current climate of journalism, we're safe from seeing that.
And if you doubt the White House is controlling the media, they'll confirm it-- like they explained to the Dominican government in a how-to of sorts. And that's not the half of it. The media is totally controlled-- and rarely with a stick at this point. Obama uses a carrot that the horses arses in mainstream media are chompin' to swallow.
Is President Obama going to sign away our sovereignty in Copenhagen late this year? Lord Monckton says he will. I wouldn't doubt it for a moment, but he can't sign any treaty congress hasn't approved. Of course we'd give away our freedom and money in the name of climate change-- but near as I can tell, it isn't on congress' radar.
And more on Obama's birth. In a previous blog, we gave you links to headlines about Kenyan born Obama being elected to the senate... now we give you the Honolulu Advertiser from January 2006 which mentions Obama's success-- local boy makes good-- only they claim he was born in Indonesia. Wonder where they got that idea? I'm still thinking he got aid as a foreign student at Occidental College-- maybe he was registered as Indonesian born in public school in Hawaii? Hard to say, but easy to see something is up here, and it could easily be settled with Obama bringing forth all the birth documents.
No surprise in this economy that the states and the fed are in a battle over a war-- WW2 actually, and the bonds bought during it (which were sold long after the war too- until 1980). The states say they should get the funds from the unclaimed bonds bought in their states and the feds say no dice. Here are the arguments, but the question is where is the money?
We usually say "It's For The Children!" in the most derisive tone possible but here's a case where 'It's for the children' is saving us from big brother-- if not us, at least the aforementioned children who will not have to undergo the invasive airport body scan because of fears that scanning them will break kiddie porn laws. Yes, they are that invasive. And ladies, they even see if you've got breast implants. And they'll be here soon. We've been talking about them for the past 15 years but now they're reality, every bit as bad as imagined.
Speaking of big brother reminds me of this horrifying but surprising tale: Al Gore advised Google about 'search quality'-- and they followed his advice. With any luck he hasn't been to Finland-- otherwise maybe this news that every citizen has a right to broadband isn't so exciting after all.
Meanwhile Iran says goodbye to the dollar. They've asked Japan to replace the dollar with the Yen in oil deals and announce they won't take dollars in the future. Not as big a deal as it seems-- Iran's received 85% of it's oil receipts in other than dollars for the past two years.
Big flap over what as far as I can tell is the perfect Halloween costume-- trick or treat as an illegal alien! Wouldn't you be horrified by an illegal at your doorstep asking for freebees? Works for me. Not so for immigrant groups however-- which is really too bad since we're talking illegals here, and it's unfortunate they support the lawbreakers. But they're not alone-- and Target has already bent to the pressure.
Here's a dose of high irony-- one of the most vociferous anti-gun state senators in North Carolina has shot an intruder in his home. So he doesn't want anyone else to have a gun, but the 32 year democratic lawmaker thinks it's fine for him to have and use one. Can you say "hypocrite"? I'm glad he was able to defend his property. I'm saddened he doesn't think his neighbor should be able to do likewise.
I'm all for kids being able to pray in school. I think it's insane when teachers stop kids from mentioning Jesus in school assignments. Having the 10 commandments in the courtroom works for me.... but, I'm sorry, it's over the top that a man in Texas, guilty of murder without question-- is facing execution after jurors consulted the bible to determine if the death penalty was appropriate.
On a more pleasant note, Jan Ozga has started the The Association for Original Rock and Roll. If you're willing to sit through the AV presentation, you might want to check it out here. (Once it gets going you can go through the individual power point pages as quickly as you'd like. Some fun stuff and good music. Gotta love anyone who'll use The Concords as background sounds.
And Tommie James of Second Nature reminds me that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's one of the cancers that responds very well to treatment when caught quickly so Tommie reminds us ladies to get those mammograms each year. Easy to put off, but not worth the risk.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2009 2:30 AM (PT) Two big hours of trivia tonight from 8 to 10 (PT) but first at 7, we'll spend another hour with John Hook. Being that he's the 'fessa when it comes to Beach Music, he's appropriately written an encyclopedia. Two volumes actually, "Beach Music Guide" 1 & 2, and "Shagging In The Carolinas." You can pick up all three at his BeachShag.com. You can also here the Beach Music Top 40 for yourself anytime you like at Cashbox. Click on it for a link to John's show. Easy to play anytime, with a new show every week. Plenty more to say tonight.
As for last night, the hour we spent with Doug Brode is up and available to you at MyStreamingServer.com. (It will also repeat on the stream until tonight's show starts.)
Nurses wanting to avoid mandatory swine flu shots had a setback Wednesday. The court ruled against their request for an injunction. Increasingly health care workers throughout the country are being threatened with their jobs if they don't take the jabs. I have no problem with anyone deciding the shot is in their best interest, and every problem with someone else deciding for them. I hope enough health care workers will walk before complying. That would send a necessary message. I fear few will which will send another, very dangerous, message. What's the worst that can happen? This might be it, but the Washington Redskins cheerleader who voluntarily got a flu shot will never cheer again. She'll be lucky if she walks and talks without issue. Did anyone mention that you have absolutely no recourse if things don't go well. Everyone involved has immunity from your claims.
Imagine wanting to deliver your child via a natural vaginal birth and being told that the hospital will get a court order to force you to have a c-section? That's exactly what happened here. I can see a hospital wanting to limit lawsuit exposure, but to actually threaten a court order? How about suggesting another hospital? That's where the woman will go-- hundreds of miles from her home.
But here's something more absurd. This case has been in court for 10 years, it's been heard 4 times and is about to get a 5th. The issue? A kindergarten student who in answer to an assignment on how we can combat climate change drew a poster depicting god. When that wasn't acceptable, he drew another poster with several secular depictions and one picture of Jesus. The school says that was unacceptable because of separation of church and state. The lower court has twice agreed with the school. The appellate court has thrown it back twice saying that the school could not stop the child from expressing his opinion. What part of this isn't clear?
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) We'll talk with Doug Brode tonight in the first hour. You may remember him from the time we discussed his wonderful Rod Serling book (which is still available-- check out the links page nder Books). Now he's tackled another dimension of television-- the wild west in "Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors, 1946-present" and we'll take a break from the horrors of our government to talk about it.
Speaking of which.... how is it even remotely possible that the media didn't focus on the 2004 articles about Kenyan Born Barack Obama about to become a senator? This ties in nicely with some of his biggest supporters investigating ways to change the 'natural born' citizenship clause in the constitution and demeaning its purpose that we've discussed in the past. And it's utterly amazing to even ponder. As we were saying when we spoke with Devvy Kidd earlier, we let the Clintons have a pass about their inability to pass a security clearance. At the time, people wondered why it was such a big deal to some of us. Today people are wondering the same thing about those of us concerned over whether Barack is constitutionally qualified. What's next? I don't even want to think about it.
If you missed my conversation with Devvy, or with Jerry Corsi last night, they're both being replayed continually on the stream until tonight's live show and they'll be available for quite awhile at MyStreamingServer.com.
Undoubtedly you've heard jokes about government health care being like going to the DMV. Well... it will be, if the provisions Baucus' senate committee passed become law. Think I'm kidding? Read this. So Olympia Snowe said she wasn't sure she'd vote for the leglislation she just passed in the Baucus committee? Her Maine counterpart, Sen. Susan Collins says she might. Can we annex Maine? To any country that will take it? Just wondering.
And while we're wondering, isn't Monsanto's former employees in the FDA kinda like the fox guarding the hen house? Not really-- it's a horrible thing to say about foxes.
Some final words about Hardin (well, final for the moment). The Montana AG has dropped his investigation into AFP. He's dropped it because AFP has pulled out of the TRA prison deal. It all started unraveling when Russian accented Capt. Michael was driving around in that SUV with the non-existent Hardin Police Force logo. We wondered what possessed him to do that. Apparently, that was going to be part of the deal-- the TRA just hadn't gotten around to mentioning it yet.
What will TRA do with the prison now? Hard to say considering that among all the outlandish plans of the past, they were considering leasing it to a paintball company. It may not be viable for anything. And while some were expecting a conspiracy, this is really a store about a town taken-- in this case, by the private prison industry which has a trail of big time issues.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2009 5:00 PM (PT) Really looking forward to tonight. It's the first time I'll be talking to Devvy Kidd (click on her name to check out her great website) though I've enjoyed her writings (well enjoyed is not the best word for someone who has the latest info on everything you don't want to know but better even though major media will bend over backwards keeping it from you) and talk shows for years. She'll join us in the first hour.
We'll spend the second hour with Dr. Jerome Corsi. Jerry always has an interesting take on what's really going on with our government (and others). His latest book, "America For Sale", came out yesterday and is already #5 on Amazon's best sellers list. Click on it for a great price from Amazon. And speaking of great price, If you haven't read his "Why Israel Can't Wait", click on it and pick up a copy for around $7. It's barely been two months and already it's been proven prophetic. We'll talk about both of them and more, tonight. Check out Dr. Corsi's Red Alert newsletter too. Open lines in the third hour.
Hopefully you caught last night's show, but if not, GOA's Larry Pratt, JPFO's Aaron Zellman and 2ASister's Nancy First can all be heard as a download from MyStreamingServer.com -- read yesterday's for their links-- particularly JPFO's "No Guns For Negros" and "2A Today for the USA".
It's still mind boggling to me that the Supreme Court would not hear David Olofson's case. He's the fellow jailed for transferring an automatic weapon. Only problem with that is, the gun in question wasn't a machine gun. It was a semi-automatic that misfired. The guy who got the gun was acquitted by a Supreme Court ruling that agreed-- it was a legal gun that simply misfired. You'd think that a case from the same incident like David's would have at least been rubber stamped as settled (I have no idea procedurally how that's possible, and if it's not, I'd expect they'd hear the case and rule as previously) but instead it was turned away unanimously without comment. That leaves David in jail for absolutely no sane reason. Here's info about the case, and here's word of the Supreme Court's lack of action.
Speaking of gun rights, Ed Miller has been doing his part to fight for the 2nd Amendment for decades now. One of his projects is the Gun Show Minute. Click on it for more info. It's a work in progress but the ultimate aim is to let everyone know online and by freely available audio pieces (suitable for radio station use), about upcoming gun shows and other related items of interest.
While we're on the topic, Mike at PARightToBearArms is outfitting a Second Amendment bus to be not only a moving billboard but also a mobile learning center packed with info about our gun rights inside. He's in need of donations to finish the project. Here's a page with some info.
Speaking of your websites, Sue up in Vermont is already gearing up for Christmas-- and you can't think Christmas without remembering the wonderful smell of balsam. Check out VTBalsam.com.
Orly Taitz has been sanctioned by the Columbus Georgia judge who ordered her not to continue to file motions. Ignoring him will cost her $20,000. Her heart may be in the right place but after reading her pleadings, she might as well be from the other side. Really too bad.
Speaking of too bad, Obamacare cleared Baucus' Senate committee. Olympia Snowe was the turncoat to nobody's surprise. The CBO passed muster on it, as we mentioned previously, without even reading it-- because there's no bill to read at this point. I'd like to tell you I know exactly on what this committee voted, but no one does. And it doesn't matter. Because this animal will now be merged with the bill the other Senate committee approved previously and then the whole Senate will vote on something they hopefully will have a chance to actually see. Lieberman has already said he won't go for it. Assuming a bill passes the Senate, then the fun begins in the House. Assuming they pass something, the the two bills must be combined and approved by both houses. What this all means is that it's impossible to know what will be in the final piece of legislation-- if there is one. Groups opposing healthcare are going to step up their efforts to derail this, and they have my every prayer for success. We'll keep you posted nightly.
Speaking of health, this next item is a tragic story, though there's sardonic humor in that it was billed as a life changing event. The organizer of the sweat lodge retreat more than delivered on that life changing promise-- two participants have died. Adding insult to injury, they paid almost $10 grand each for the privilege.
MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2009 11:00 PM (PT) It's always good to highlight the importance of the 2nd Amendment-- particularly when we're saddled with an administration that feels it doesn't pertain to you, the citizenry. Obama himself once told John Lott (of "More Guns, Less Crime fame-- an excellent researcher who has proven repeatedly that gun ownership saves lives) 'I don't care, I don't like guns.' And given a chance, he'll act on that. So we'll devote the entire show Tuesday to discussing our imperiled gun rights and what we can do to preserve them.
We'll spend the first hour with Larry Pratt of GOA, who we've talked with often. The second hour belongs to Aaron Zelman of Jews For The Preservation of Firearms. We've often mentioned his group, but have never had the pleasure to talk with him directly. I'm looking forward to it. (And no, you do not have to be Jewish to join his organization. His stance is particularly refreshing in light of the huge number of secular Jews who do not support the Second Amendment, historically to their great peril.) Aaron asked me to watch a couple online movies. Might be a good idea for you to do likewise: "No Guns For Negros" (clicking on it should start the video playing in your browser) is a real eye opener, particularly to African Americans currently supporting gun control. "2A Today for the USA" (clicking on it will bring you to a page of multiple download options) easily answers all those who question the motives of our founders. There is no doubt that the constitution is meant to unequivocally give you the right to own and operate a firearm. In the third hour, we'll talk with Nancy First, Treasurer and South Dakota Coordinator of Second American SIsters. And hopefully we'll be able to take your calls throughout the evening.
It was great to talk with Alex Jones in the first hour of tonight's show. If you don't listen to Alex, you need to rectify that. You can get all the info you'll need to hear him on line at InfoWars.com. Also check out his PrisonPlanet.com. If you haven't seen all of his wonderful documentaries, you can do that online for free anytime. Make sure you check out "Endgame" and "The Obama Deception" -- you can buy copies for yourself of Endgame here and Obama Deception here. By all means, pre-order a copy of "Fall Of The Republic" and watch the trailers now on that page. Once the full version is released, it will eventually be online for free too, but why not be the first in your circle to have a copy? I know it will be a must-watch film. If you want to hear the interview we did with Alex, it'll be on the stream until tomorrow night's show, or download it from the archives at MyStreamingServer.com.
Healthcare vote in Baucus' Senate committee tomorrow. Just in time, the insurance industry has weighed in on what a debacle this is. The Obama administration is none too pleased and as usual, they're calling an entire segment of our economy partisan, motivated by right wingers and anything else than can imagine to diminish the truth: this bill will not only be a federal budget disaster, ti's gonna be a family budget crusher.
Ever been to Whole Foods? That Austin, Texas institution, now with branches throughout the country, has never been accused of being anything other than liberal. But when its CEO entered the Obamacare debate with logic and class as he explains why it's a bad ida-- he's been crucified to to bottom by the liberal camp.
So a lot of coverage about the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) passing muster on the Baucus Bill. Did you know they haven't actually seen a bill and are basing their comments on what they've been led to believe will be in it? You'll read that in black and white. Did you know that they warned that their estimates: are all subject to substantial uncertainty? You'll read that too-- and it's pretty obvious-- no one can be certain of anything without knowing what they're reviewing. But that's not the half of it. If you've got the time, here's all 27 pages.
NHS Horror story of the day? Actually I've got two of them. A woman loses her leg because of a wrong diagnosis-- one that there wasn't even consensus on before her amputation. And a soldier loses his life-- because the lungs transplanted into him were cancerous. The NHS will not do many surgeries on most smokers-- but they think it's fine to use the lungs from a three pack a day user. And they say they'll continue to do it-- but they'll be more careful about those tumors next time. As an aside not in the article-- did this young man's lungs fail after a reaction to a vaccine? We'll never know.
Think we're not in a police state? No warrants needed to take your DNA and put in a government database according to an Indiana appellate court. And of course nothing about removing your DNA from that database if you're not convicted of anything.
Back to the Second Amendment-- here's a guy in Idaho making a point about open carry rights. Unfortunately Fuddruckers wasn't impressed. His heart was in the right place about preserving our constitutional protections but his mind may have been out to dinner before he was. In any event, don't miss tomorrow night's show. Talk to you at 7 (PT).
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009 10:30 PM (PT) The three hours we just spent with Greg Haynes ("Hey Baby Days of Beach Music") will stream all weekend. It's also available for progressive download at MyStreamingServer.com
Obama won the Nobel price for peace? Isn't that like someone who has never made a movie winning an Academy Award? We'll have a lot to talk about Monday but don't worry your pretty little head about it until then. Have a good weekend. I'm gonna go pet the dogs now-- all 4 of 'em, and listen to more Beach Music. Love that "Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh". It makes as much sense as the Baucus bill and sounds so much better. Not gonna worry about that til Monday either. Enough is enough and Washington's already given us too darn much.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009 12:01 AM (PT) We'll talk with Greg Haynes all three hours. Greg is the author of "The Heeey Baby Days of Beach Music" (click on it for info on the project and Greg's blog) and the impetus for the 17 volume set of CDs of the same name. Vol.1 & 2 come with the behemoth book which is now out of print, but all 17 are available here from Ripete. I'll hog him in hour one, but your calls are welcome in the 2nd and 3rd hours. As for last night, the interview with Michael Connelly will be on the stream until tonight's show, but there's a progressive download you can access of it anytime at MyStreamingServer.com.
So sorry to note that Shelby Singleton has died. He wasn't a close friend, rather an acquaintance who I respected and who occasionally left me awestruck (like when he recorded three major hits in one day). My buddy John Rook introduced us. I'm sure he's feeling even more of a loss than I am right now, but I'm equally sure we're in agreement that the bigger loss to all of us is that as we lose more of his ilk by the day, there's nary a hope that we'll come close to replacing the excitement such souls generated without even trying. Shelby's ability to instinctively act on his hunches, and his fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants, rules-be-damned approach to life and recording may have made some associates momentarily mad on occasion, but for all of us who knew him-- as a person or through his music, we were grateful for, and richer through, the experience. Here's one account & another. Rest In Peace Shelby.
I'm also saddened that Shelby's address has been sitting on my desk for over three years. I kept meaning to mail him a copy of our interview. I hope I can find it. If so, I'll play it when we take time off. And my dream is that he'll be listening from a very distant location along with the rest of us left behind.
Baucus' senate committee will vote on Obamacare Tuesday. The hope is Olympia Snowe won't be for it. If you're one of her Maine constituents, please sit on her. If she says no, and if Blanche Lincoln follows suit, we'll be in good shape. Lincoln is important because several conservative/moderate democrats will likely follow her lead if she abandons the party line.
The GOP meanwhile is turning to doctors to underscore their opposition to Obamacare. And many, if not most, share their concerns. However, they could do a much better job recruiting them. As one doctor put it, this approach was "a bald fund-raising effort".
Did you know you can't sue the government if they give you healthcare? Long precedent for that. You can't even sue your healthcare company if you have insurance as a work benefit. ERISA stopped that. So when CIGNA denied a teen's transplant and she died as a result of that decision 9 days later, the parents were left with no recourse. (They rubber stamped the denial without checking into the situation-- when they realized they were wrong it was too late.) The courts didn't determine the suit brought by the parents was without merit, they simply told them it didn't matter-- they didn't have the right to bring it under the ERISA law. The've got the right to bring a suit now-- for pain and suffering. Seems CIGNA employees gave the mother the finger when she asked for an apology.
Not only can you not sue the government if they screw up in treating you, but you can't sue them if they tell you to get a vaccine that injures you-- even if you can prove it unequivocally. They've got immunity. Remember that when you read that Kathleen Sebelius is telling Americans the must get the swine flu shot. She isn't mentioning whether she's gotten one, but here she is pretty much guaranteeing the shot's safety, not that her words will matter if it turns out to be harmful.
NHS horror story of the day: Man waiting 10 months to get his broken arm set-- he's waited so long the bones have knitted into a grotesque shape. His operation's been cancelled four times. 1. They didn't have beds. 2. They didn't have operating time. 3. His blood pressure was high. 4. He didn't stop smoking. The NHS denies 1 & 2 (though the fellow has proof). They claim 3 and 4 were for his protection. 3-- probably-- but his blood pressure came down long before the rescheduling date & 4..... his blood pressure should have gone up over that outrage.
The gun control nazis will love this next story: Gun toting soccer mom shot to death by husband (who then killed himself. The only problem with using it by the anti-gun crowd is that the shooter was a parole officer and former prison guard, licensed to carry for his job. He would have had access to the weapon regardless of laws preventing the rest of society to do so. Regardless of the political football it will undoubtedly become, it's an awful story.
How's the economy? 300 hotels are in foreclosure or default in California.
How safe are your kids at school? Not. Actually there are many more questions than that in this story. Six year old kid gets sick, school office calls her home. Grandfather picks her up, and she goes home with him. Happens every day?
The school called the wrong child's guardian. He came down and signed her out. Yes, he picked up a child he didn't know without realizing he didn't know her. How the hell is that possible? That's my focus, but granddad is not named or interviewed. By time time he realized his mistake, he brought the kid back. The child was hysterical. The mother was frantic and no one has explained how the school could make this mistake. Here's one account and another.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2009 11:50 PM (PT) It was good to talk with AAPS executive director Dr. Jane Orient. If you missed the first hour of the show when she joined us, you can catch it on the stream until tomorrow's show, or download it from MyStreamingServer.com and listen at your leisure. More links are in yesterday's post on the Blog page.
Tonight we'll continue to talk about the horror of Obamacare. Michael Connelly joins us in the first hour. Read "The Truth About the Health Care Bills" and join us at 7 (PT). An expert in constitutional law, Michael, a practicing attorney for many years, now teaches the subject. You can check out his bio here.
At the end of the show tonight a caller asked about ACORN's upcoming funding. The Washington TImes had an article stating that the criminal organization would be receiving beaucoup de bucks from none other than DHS. Turns out it's not true (thankfully). You can read about it here. We'll talk about it tonight. We'll also address his concerns about the Feds stopping Sheriff Joe from arresting illegals. That, unfortunately, is pretty much true. Here's the story on that. And here's more.
Another child killed by vaccines given in direct violation of the mother's wishes. That atrocity is here. The senate will do what it can to pass health care-- perhaps even if it means reconciliation (which shuts out the republicans). Only problem is reconciliation doesn't cover everything. Actually it doesn't cover a lot of things. And it makes people very mad. And on another note, people will be furious if they discover what's really happening to their health records. Even without the electronic version, over 600,000 entities can view them. HIPAA is a hoax.
The senate is also trying to find a way to pass Cap & Trade against your wishes. The latest ploy is to link it with something the republicans want-- offshore drilling.
Meanwhile the FTC is protecting consumers. They're not touching late night commercials which promise you all manner of power and girth, and others that promise you'll lose that girth-- well not that girth, but other girth. The hucksters are safe from the arm of the government. You may not be. It seems like such a good idea-- the FTC has made it illegal, punishable by mega fines, for someone to post a blog or give a product review who has a vested interest in the product (or is paid by the manufacturer of the goods or provider of the services) without stating as much very plainly in such review or blog. Good you say? Me too. However here's the bad part-- it sets a precedent for the government to control online contend. Bad I say.
Here's something else Obama doesn't want you to know (I mean beyond all the true details of his healthcare fiasco): More guns, less crime. It's been proven again in Chicago, perhaps the most anti-gun city in America. Since he took office-- 47 deaths of school age children in the city. Mostly by gun-- all of which are illegal to have in the city. Tom DeLay thinks there are other things Obama would like to keep from you-- like his birth certificate. But you know that-- Obama has spent almost a million dollars (actually maybe more now) to prevent you from viewing it. Here's DeLay's take.
And finally-- that Pennsylvania homeowner locked out of his own residence because he wouldn't let the city in without a warrant which they couldn't get because there was no probable cause-- he's back home thanks to federal court intervention. At least for now. Here's the update. Talk to you tomorrow night.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2009 11:50 PM (PT) We'll talk with Dr. Jane Orient tomorrow night (Wed.) at 7 (PT). She's executive director of the AAPS-- the rational counterpart to the AMA. (Think the AMA is rational? Then you explain how among other things they support the global warming hypothesis... but I digress.) Obama did his photo op yesterday with all those white coated doctors on the White House lawn (never mind that the White House had to supply many of the coats-- talk about an orchestrated effort, something he's forever accusing his "enemies" of doing. Here's proof he does it. And badly. But you may not realize that only 17% of all MDs are members of the AMA. And you might not realize that even among those who are, not all favor Obamacare by a long shot. Maybe that's even true for some of them in the picture. Here's details from one big time Obamacare detractor who received an invite to the soiree.
The AAPS has been unwavering in its support of the doctor patient relationship remaining just that, its formation in the '40s. Here's a great letter from a physician outlining why they're against Obamacare (and government healthcare altogether). And here's Dr. Jane's take on Obama's speech to the joint session on healthcare. Priceless. If you're of like mind, you can join them-- even if you're not a doctor. Here's the membership page.
For those who think passing Obamacare will be a slam dunk, they might want to wait until the CBO is done analyzing the senate bill. Sen. Baucus and his ilk hoped they'd be voting on it today, but the CBO says their analysis of the actual cost of it won't be available until Monday. Given how they've rated other such efforts, Baucus shouldn't be too sure the senate committee can vote immediately after receiving it.
With any luck, it won't be what Baucus expects and even if it is, it's still a lengthy process. If you're wondering exactly how it could become law, procedurally speaking, here's what has to happen. Senator Harkin, on the other hand, is gloating that it can all happen without any input from Republicans.
The White House would like to keep republicans out of this story too-- so much so that Obama has refused meeting with them since the spring. He's still refusing, but now he says he'll give the GOP access to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tomorrow. Even without republicans, the democrats are in chaotic confusion over this bill. States aren't too clear on it either-- Tennessee says it may cost them $735 million over 5 years if it's enacted. It'll also be a huge burden to the middle class who will be forced to pay a lot more than most of them think.
Imagine vaccinating your first born and watching him become autistic over a period of medically nightmarish months. Then imagine taking your second born to the doctor, vowing you won't vaccinate her, only to have him rip the child from your arms, vaccinate against your will-- and within 24 hours have her deadly ill, comatose and finally emerging as a full fledged autistic. This woman never imagined it would happen but it did-- just the way I described it. And the doctors say there is no connection. There's a certain hell for such people, but sadly it will be hell on earth for this family.
Time for today's Hardin update. We take you to Montana where there are more questions than answers-- enough that the APF plan to take over the Hardin Jail is on hold (probably permanently). Here's a rundown of the TRA (Two Rivers Authority-- the economic arm of Hardin) meeting Monday. Bottom line: nobody trusts Michael Hilton-- and for darn good reason. So why did Greg Smith, who just resigned from his post at the TRA after being put on paid leave, ever agree to do this deal? That's the real question. Could it be because his wife, a mayoral candidate was offered a job by APF if she lost the election? And why did APF get the keys to the jail (literally) before the deal was done? And is Becky Shay, the former Billings Gazette reporter on the story who is now the PR person for APF working out the jail, beginning to get the sick feeling that this was a very bad move? No link on that... yet.
Now we know who these 35+ czars of the White House actually are. But do we know if they're acting in violation of the constitution? That question comes down to whether they're involved in policy-making decisions. And if so, congress should have been given the opportunity to approve them. A liberal democrat, Senator Russ Feingold is concerned about it. Speaking of those czars-- science czar John Holdren, so big on combatting global warming, is on the record a few decades ago about what draconian measures we should take to avoid the ice age. Ice, heat, whatever as long as the government can use it to control the people.
Quite a bit of talk about a secret meeting between a number of nations to get the oil producers off the dollar. (Here's the story.) Not so according to those producers. Kuwait said they wouldn't even dream of it. Good thing, since the last country to do so was Iraq.
NHS story of the day? Doctors had to let suicide victim die. When you read this, you'll realize they'd be in violation of current law had they saved her. And also from Great Britain-- those smart meters they demand every home have by 2020 are easily hacked. Meanwhile in America hacking may be a key to your next job: DHS is hiring 1,000 cyber-security experts.
The joke is that the status symbol of the recession is a job. But if stress from being out of work can kill you, stress from employment may be as bad-- or worse. You can be worked to death. A French Telcom company has faced a spate of suicides.
This guy may seem like a nut-case, but its people like him who fight for our constitutional rights. He's refusing the city entrance into his home without a warrant. They're saying he has no choice and have barred him from entering his own residence. He's in a hotel and fighting.
If a business entered the same income twice, they've be violating all sorts of laws. But according to the FDIC, the money banks are forced to pay them need not be deducted from their balance sheets-- for now. Doesn't sound solvent to me. We know the FDIC isn't solvent but with these accounting principles, the banks' statements aren't worth the paper on which they're printed.
Big banks are good for global trade. Just look at those balance sheets-- except some of that positive growth may come from luring those avoiding taxes.
And if none of that outraged you, I bet this will: Virginia says it has no mandate to mail out absentee ballots to soldiers fighting abroad in time for them to vote. So grateful for your sacrifice, but you don't care who's president, do you?
MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 2009 11:30 PM (PT). Yes the OrlyTaitz/Gary Kreep hearing in Judge Cater's court was held this morning. I like the judge a lot. Here's a detailed account of what went down. Bottom line-- he's focusing on whether his the plaintiffs have standing to bring forth this issue-- whether they have had or will have actual direct harm from the matter (burden is on the plaintiffs to prove they do have standing) and the issue of justiciability-- whether the court has the ability to resolve the matter (burden is on the defendants to prove the court does not have justiciability).
Meanwhile Orly's picking a big fight in Georgia. Under orders not to file further, she's filed to have the judge recuse himself. Uh oh.
The country's financial crisis gets downright personal when you go to the bank to cash in your CD only to be told they have no records of your deposition. It happened twice in Phoenix recently. This woman is missing $100,000. And this couple can't get their $400,000. The banks weren't looking into it-- until a local television station did. Not yet resolved, but hopefully on the way. Could be as bad if you're an online banker-- and log in only to find you have no balance. That happened at TD-- worst of all were those with direct deposit paychecks and adding insult to injury the "glitch" affecting millions was not quickly resolved. Gotta wonder why they'd throw out New York CBS TV-2's reporters with word that police were enroute. I'dve thought that could have been a PR opportunity. Seems the bank is trying to help the customers-- but talk about a bad public relations move. Next time, TD, welcome the news crews, thank them for coming and explain what's going on.
Also bad move to draw a gun if your house has been sold out from under you. Easy to understand how a foreclosure would deeply affect the psyche of a homeowner. Hard to know what the guy was thinking who drew a gun on the swat team. Maybe it was a suicide. Here are the details.
Probably no surprise that personal bankruptcies have already passed a million this year. Maybe not surprising that 37.8% of 'em were due to job losses. Amazing to think the rest were not. Just too much debt. No wonder factory orders posted a drop. (I don't want to even think about Christmas sales.) So when things get this bad, what does the government do? Proposes a new tax. A VAT tax--the most dangerous of all because most of it is hidden from the people ultimately paying it-- you and me. Do not for a minute think this is just a tax for business... you will pay this, every step of the way and most of it will be completely invisible, incorporated into the price of whatever you buy.
The IMF meanwhile is conjuring an international tax. It's for banks for now. Regardless you'll ultimately bear the brunt of that one too-- and what a horrible precedent it well set.
And back to broke-- the FDIC has zero in the deposit insurance fund. Let's do the math-- they cover 8,200 banks with assets of $9 trillion in deposits and they have no money whatso-- oh, read it for yourself. The World Bank (the bank whose job it is to support low income countries) may run out of money within a year. It's president wants your money to fund places you probably can't find on a map.
Then we have word that Bernanke and Paulsen weren't exactly honest when they told us that the 9 banks they were immediately shoring up with the $700 billion last fall, were all in good financial shape. Some were anything but. Unrelated but interesting-- want a list of failed banks since 2000? That's here.
Let's get to the truth: the Bank Of International Settlements (which has not been wrong in how it's called our financial meltdown-- which of course is predictable since they're in the thick of every facet of everyone's economy), says we are in trouble and anyone who thinks that there's a 'recovery' or even that a 'recovery' in the true sense of the word is possible, is mistaken. Believe every word.
Think Michael Moore isn't a hypocrite? He invites union members to his film using non-union help. The AFT said no thanks.
So proponents of Obamacare say it will be financed in large part by cutting the fraud and waste in medicare and medicaid. Never mind that if they government can't run those programs without fraud and waste, what makes them think Obamacare will be different. Let's just focus on the claim. There's enough waste in those programs to fund a multi-billion dollar effort? Don't tell that to nursing homes that are closing or cutting back on already scant staff because the government is cutting reimbursement rates.
A lot more to say about healthcare tomorrow night-- this is big week for the senators proud of their admission they won't read the bill upon which they'll vote, but for now thought I'd catch you up to date on Hardin, Montana. My suspicion that the town has been scammed by a small time con man seems more real by the moment. The TRA board (which oversees the money involved in the detention center there) president says he won't even think about signing a contract with APF while so many questions exist. Too many red flags, too many lies-- the latest being that the person APF said would run the jail has not even considered taking the job and has no intention of doing so.
Ya know, if "Captain" Michael Hilton hadn't roared into town in his blacked out SUVs with the Hardin Police logos (that were really the Serbian coat of arms), answering citizens concerned about the vehicles since Hardin has no police force, in his thick Russian accent; perhaps no one would have wondered about the jail. (Not that they weren't wondering already-- they were wondering since being led into building the still empty facility a few years back by another entity now out of the picture.) But as it turns out, now everyone's interested.
Actually the state of California is interested in Hilton too. He'll be back in court later this month to answer to an outstanding judgement on, you guessed it, another fraud case. Probably doesn't raise confidence that the questionable APF changes it's name, logo and website "to diffuse tension"-- yeah, that'll do it.
Ya get the feeling that Becky Shay is rethinking her career opportunity? She's the reporter who left the Billings Gazette to join APF as their $60,000 PR head (without telling her editor that she was negotiating for the job while she was covering APF for the paper). In addition to the salary she gets help buying a home and one of the 3 big black SUVs that she's now driving. Turns out one is behind on payments-- can you guess which? Not sure about that, but darn sure she's cracking under pressure.
Some think the real story of Hardin has to do with FEMA, privatization of police and a handful of juicy conspiracies. No it has nothing to do with Montana wanting to exercise it's own rights over federal gun laws (they do). Sorry, it's much less glorious than any of that. The story is one of desperation (and maybe corruption ,but that's not yet proven on any level). And in desperation they're hardly alone.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2990 11:00 PM (PT) Trivia answers are up. Click on Trivia to your left, if you missed them on the show. Bumper Stumpers ae up under Music, and the Clay Cole interview will repeat on the stream all weekend. It will also be up in perpetuity as a download at MyStreamingServer.com. Have a good weekend-- talk to you Monday!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009 6:00 PM (PT) We'll talk with Clay Cole in the first hour tonight. Really looking forward to it. If you're saying "Who's that?", you're either 1. young, 2. not from New York, or... as far as I'm concerned: 3. not a hard core fan of 60s top 40 music. We'll rectify your lack of knowledge or bring back a gaggle of memories tonight at 7. A lot of luminaries have written books about their time in the sun, but most gloss over the otherwise most stunning details. Not Clay. This is absolutely worth the read. Click here for a great price on "Sh-Boom! The Explosion of Rock 'N' Roll" from Amazon. And make sure to check out Clay's site here. Two hours of trivia after that!
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2009 12:30 AM (PT) Clay Cole tonight at 7! Two big hours of trivia tonight. I've got the questions, and I know you've got the answers, so start listening at 7 and calling at 8 (PT). As for some links from the previous show:
The Supreme Court is going to decide whether your constitutional protections can be abridged by state laws. I thought that was settled law, but apparently when it comes to the 2nd amendment, not so much. Sotomayor ruled for the states (against your rights) in a similar case in New York. This one's out of Chicago. Surreal details. She should recuse herself, I doubt she will. But at least we'll see first hand how she'll vote, something she would not divulge during the confirmation hearings.
The FDIC's plum outta money. Here's the .pdf you can wade through to read about it. Of course the IMF wastes no time in saying we need a new global financial system. Meanwhile social security pays out more than it takes in-- as if there was any question about that.
If you're a commercial driver and you're concerned about the CSA 2010 regulations-- you should be. Here's a great .pdf that will tell you exactly how many points you'll get for every violation with which you can be charged.
Rare admission: New York Times said it should have reported on the ACORN fiasco. Leads you to wonder what else they're not telling you-- which is most of what you need to know. Bad enough for the group that the government is cutting off ACORN funding, but so is Bank of America. And Obama's not ACORN's only man at the White House.
Caught red handed: Cops dressing up as protestors to stir up trouble at the G-20. And as you expected, all the unconstitutional provisions of the Patriot Act will be used on you, regardless of whether anyone thinks you're a terrorist.
Latest Family Court Horror: Imagine having custody of your kids and knowing if your ex-wife is allowed to take them out of the country she won't return them. Imagine the courts disagreeing and allowing her to go, over your protests. Imagine the kids not coming back and the courts & the government doing nothing to help you. It's the worst 'I told you so' story you've heard in a while. The father is now in jail in Japan and we're doing nothing. Japan's our great trading partner.
So is China-- so we do nothing when people are threatened with arrest if they even mention independence for Xinjiang online.
Imagine a judge ordering your child to public school with child advocates being unwilling to look at your homeschooling curriculum, because your ex husband thinks you're too religious. It happened in New Hampshire. Dad may be right, but the unwillingness of CPS in not even looking at mom's side because she's religious is reprehensible.
Think you've got any privacy? Not at the airport. Here come the body scanners. Does anybody care what Gore Vidal thinks? Probably not but he's got some funny Obama lines-- he's sorry he supported him, which is funny in and of itself. Speaking of funny, ya gotta laugh at the Libyan dictators translator who lost it at the UN, collapsing after screaming "I can't take it anymore!" in Arabic. No one else could either.
And the more I look at the Hardin Montana jail fiasco, the more I think the town is being conned by the Californian behind APF. I'm not alone in that. Here's a story from folks nearby. It may be more fun to jump to conclusions about conspiracies, FEMA, foreign militaries and such-- but it's likely just a great scam.
Speaking of winning the indoor olympics in the conclusion jump category-- no talk in the last few days about that census worker hanging from a tree in Kentucky with the word fed scrawled across his chest. You remember that story as several folks immediately jumped to conclusions saying it was due to talk show hosts fomenting anti-government feelings among the hapless townsfolk who were worked up in to a frenzy to the point that they lynched the census guy. I can't even write that with a straight face, but there was no shortage of liberals peddling similar stories blaming it on everyone from Michael Savage to name-your-favorite-talk-show-host-here. Well, turns out I have a good friend who knew the guy. So yeah, this is anecdotal and third hand, but from what he knows, the guy was killed because he stumbled across a meth lab-- not because he was asking nosy questions for the census. Sounds plausible to me. Wonder when the details will surface.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2009 6:30 PM (PT) We should probably start with Hardin Montana-- because it gets weirder by the minute. Our story goes back prior to 2006 when a Texas operator of private prisons convinced Hardin officials that there'd be money in building an operating a prison. Hardin's economic development agency, The Two Rivers Authority, floated bonds to build the $27 million jail which was ready to open in July 2007. Only problem-- no prisoners. None then, none now. In May 2008, Two Rivers Authority defaulted on those bonds. The Texas operator (CEC/CiviGenics) tried with no success to get contracts to house prisoners, and they ended their contract last January.
Since that time, Two Rivers Authority in Hardin has tried everything they can think of to get prisoners-- not that everything wasn't tried previously including putting in a bid (which was rejected) to house sexual offenders. There's a rumor that this is going to be the location to house the terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. Forget it-- in their desperation, Two Rivers thought of that already and were rejected out of hand by the state and feds. The jail is a minimum/medium security facility. Two Rivers had to do something... and that's where our current saga begins.
Two Rivers supposedly made a deal with APF, a private, virtually unkonwn, California based security company. But while APF and Two Rivers has signed it, the bank holding the bonds has not. But the first the townsfolk in Hardin heard of it was when the shiny black SUV's showed up with the Hardin Police Department logos on them. The only problem was Hardin doesn't have a police force. Those duties are handled by the county.
Residents were more alarmed when Captain Michael, of the non-existent police force but very existent black SUVs, spoke. He had what residents felt was a thick Russian accent. The Hardin Police logos were even more concerning to those who recognized them. The graphic used was the Serbian coat of arms. What's going on here? Impossible to ask the executive director of the Two Rivers Authority. He'd been placed on paid leave. And no one was saying why. His name is Greg Smith. Remember that. The person who has the most information now is the one who isn't talking too much. She's Becky Shay, formerly the reporter covering the story for the Billings Gazette who is now APF's director of public relations. She won't divulge much, but she does say she thinks it was a great career move and is convinced APF is a great company. Not everyone is equally convinced, but I'll get to that.
As to why Two Rivers might not have done all their due diligence (and I have no proof that they didn't but what I do have will make you wonder), it could be because APF is going to pay $2.6 million a year to run the jail. Yes, APF pays Two RIvers for the privilege of running the jail. Two RIvers, for it's part, can't figure out what to do with the darn place, so $2.6 mil a year sounds pretty good. APF, on the other hand, thinks they'll make out well. In addition to prisoners (from god-only-knows where), they'll use adjacent land for military and police training (we know from where-- overseas-- also unsettling to some). But that's not nearly as perplexing as what APF is and where they're getting the money.
The spokesman for Two Rivers now that Greg Smith is on paid leave is Al Peterson. He says the contracts explain it all, but he won't show them to the public. He said he'd be coming clean on who APF is. As far as I know he hasn't officially done that-- but he did claim they've been running facilties since 1984 (the whole story sounds like 1984) so time to look into the APF website. Hmmm... it was registered last May. Some of the verbage is exacatly the same as the Xe wesite. Xe is the new name for Blackwater. Is APF a front for Blackwater? This gets interesting-- we don't know-- yet. Today, a caller to Alex Jones' show said he phone Xe and asked-- and was told there was no connection and they were considering taking legal action against APF. But that's anecdotal at best. Here's Alex's report on APF being a Blackwater front. Maybe it is, maybe it's not.
But we know who Captain Michael is. No wonder he has a Russian accent and is using a Serbian logo. He's from nearby Montenegro. He's a naturalized US citizen living in California and he knows all about jail. From the inside out. You decide if he's a career criminal. Becky Shay didn't mention that at the press conference Monday.
Remember Greg Smith-- the Two Rivers exec. on paid leave-- his wife is running for mayor of Hardin. She's got a good shot at winning. But if she doesn't, Michael Hilton has already offered her a job. That fact is at the end of this story. Now Montana lawmakers want to know more. Here's a story on that. And here's more questions from a state rep. Alex Jones is on site in Hardin right now. We'll get him on with us soon. Here's more background with some links embedded from PrisonPlanet.com. Alex thinks it's the makings of a FEMA camp. Is it? At this point, it might just be another scam. The 3,500 residents of Hardin deserve better in either case. I'll stay on it.
Meanwhile Rep. Patrick Kennedy warns the healthcare debate may turn violent. When you hear this next tidbit, you'll see that he might be right: there's a plan afoot to pass healthcare in a stealth manner without your knowledge until it's done. If that doesn't make you cry, this will make you laught: Max Baucus (the senator from Montana who has concocted the Senate version of the healthcare bill) says the senate can't put it online for you to read because it would be too difficult to do. If it's too difficult to put a bill online, how the hell does he think the government is gonna handle electronic medical records, let alone all of healthcare?
Obama's czars continue to be anything but a help to getting Obamacare accepted. Science czar John Holdren's previous writings are back to haunt it. In a college textbook he suggested that babies born to unwed mothers should be seized and given to others. Illegals will be covered either way-- and they'll continue to be a drain on the system until we do something about it. Fortunately in the case of Grady in Atlanta, they are being allowed to close their dialysis unit-- can't afford to treat undocumented, un-reimbursable aliens. They're taking heat for offering to send them back to the countries from whence they came though. Actually that's better than the NHS horror story of the day where a woman aged 106 is being thrown out of the nursing home in which she's been residing. More tonight. Talk to you in a few minutes.