TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) The Senate vote on S.510 is imminent. You can not let this pass. It is an affront morally, socially, economically, politically, constitutionally, and worst of all, it threatens your very survival. And that is not an exaggeration. This would preclude your right to grow your own garden, trade or share your food, save your seeds and much more. Not only would it put the government in your face, but it would put international bodies in charge. It includes Codex Alimentarius and NAIS. Have a cow? You'll have to call the government before you can allow it out of your yard. Don't doubt it. But do read this. Here's the mainstream version and even it is bad. This is not about making food safer, it's about making sure you can't be self sufficient.
Call your senators today. 202-224-3121. Tell them 'Vote NO on S.510. If the mailbox is full, go to Senate.gov, select your state and then go to the websites for your two senators. You'll see local phone numbers on the contact pages. Use Them. This IS a fight for your life.
The House doesn't have to pass it-- they did in 2009. it was H.R. 2749 and here's the roll call vote.
That TSA worker who kidnapped a young woman at the Atlanta airport and then raped her at his home? Turns out he had a record for stalking, but the TSA thinks its fine that the people they hire to grope you are stalkers or harrassers. Misdemeanors don't count.... In an agent's own words, the TSA is above the law. This is frightening. No wonder there are some great spoofs on their recruiting: "Why get arrested when you can get paid?"
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Friday Night Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under Trivia and Music to your left. Talk to you Monday night!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Looking for the results of this year's World's Worst Hit Records poll? Click on Music to your left. You'll see the Top 40, the Bubbling Unders and the Extras we played. Or go to MyStreamingServer to download the show. (It'll also be on the stream until tonight's show.)
It was a live show (I hate when all my favorite stuff goes away on holidays so I don't do that when holidays fall during my shift.) Thanks to those of you who called.
Friday Night Trivia tonight! 3 big hours. And of course the first official meeting of The Rollye James' I Hate The Holidays Club convenes. Talk to you at 7 PT / 10 ET.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2010 12;30 AM (MT) Happy Thanksgiving. We'll celebrate turkey day by counting down the turkeys for which you voted in this year's World's Worst Hit Records Poll. We'll also officially open "The Rollye James' I Hate The Holidays Club". If it's Ho Ho Hum to you, you're perfect. First meeting tonight at 7 PT.
So you heard that Opt Out Day was a bust. Did you hear that the TSA turned off the scanners so there would be no reason to opt out? Have you heard that those who do opt out are on a DHS/TSA watch list for potential terrorists? Did you hear that the experts Janet Napolitano claims say the scanner machines are safe, are disputing that notion? A Columbia University expert says Americans are likely to get cancer from them.
While the TSA crows that opt out day fails, they fail to mention the detained passenger mystery. Who is this guy? Where is he? And what about the kid who fell from a plane-- supposedly stowing away. How did he get into the cargo area without being detected? Feel safe yet? Fine-- the next step for scanners will be trains, boats and mass transit. Then there's the lie detector type device to go along with the interrogations at sporting events. But of course if you're a government big wig, you don't have to contend with any of this.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2010 2:00 AM (MT) You've heard that the backscatter full body scan machines can make you sick, but it turns out the pat downs may make you sicker. Not talking about the emotional fall out from being groped, but the disease spread by the reused latex gloves. Seems the gloves are for the protection of the TSA employees, not the flying public and the same gloves are being used again and again.
And the calibre of those TSA employees? Here's a story about one who kidnapped a girl from a parking lot at the Atlanta airport this week, took her to his home, raped her and then sent her on her way with his suicide note. (He's in critical condition at an area hospital.)
Other TSA employees admit they hate the job. They especially hate patting down the obese and smelly. Since hygiene seems to be an issue, make sure you don't shower for a few days before flying. Show up ripe. And if you're flying today, don't forget to OPT OUT.
If none of that makes you sick, WiFi networks may. Seems they're adversely affecting trees.
Always good to see the Obama birth issue making it to the mainstream. Here's Rush Limbaugh musing about it. And here's a conundrum. Seems the official excuse that the passport records for Obama and his mother were destroyed isn't true according to other government agencies.
This is it.. the last night to get your votes in on the World's Worst Hit Records. Do call.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2010 2:30 AM (MT) I can't imagine anything more horrific than what the TSA did to this guy. He's a bladder cancer survivor who wound up covered in his own urine at the airport because the the agent searching him would not listen when he tried to explain he wears a urostomy bag and what that meant. He wasn't able to clean himself up until he was on the plane, it was in the air and the seat belt sign was removed.
Then there's the flight attendant who was forced to remove her prosthetic breast. You might think both of these people refused the invasive body scan machine. Nope, they went through it and that wasn't enough for the agents. But beware, if you think you can just leave the airport should you be singled out for a scan, think again. You'll be detained and might be arrested and fined if you try it.
So how the heck did the government come up with these scanning devices? Lobbyists, some of whom are political insiders. Then there's Michael Chertoff who has a financial interest in the machines, and George Soros who has a financial interest in everything.
Very sad to report that the founder of the Libertarian Party, David Nolan, died over the weekend. In addition to starting what became the 3rd largest political party in the country, he's also the inspiration for the World's Smallest Political Quiz.
So, a guy without a driver's license kills a father on a motorcycle and critically injures his daughter. The cops in Nashville suspect he's an illegal alien but they're not allowed to check. The the hospital throws out the daughter-- seems her Tenn Care insurance ran out. Of course her dad is dead and she's got no where to go. The story is almost a month old, and the gal did manage (but not easily). She'll be in physical therapy for quite some time, and lord only knows how long before she'll ever be financially solvent. The suspected illegal had not insurance, of course. But Harry Reid wants to pass the DREAM Act now. And you're forced to be debased by the TSA while our southern border is leaking like a sieve. See any problems?
Then there's New Jersey. A state with judges on commission is defacto proof of justice aborted, but that's just the start. A former policeman is now a P.I. trying to help the state's victims. Check out www.SouthJerseyJustice.com and be glad you live somewhere else (if you're lucky enough to do so).
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under Trivia and Music to your left. Don't forget to get your votes in on the World's Worst Hit Records 2010 poll. We'll be live Thanksgiving night playing back your Top 10. Interesting list this year, but plenty of time to change it. Talk to you Monday at 10 (ET) / 7 (PT).
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Trivia tonight. 3 big hours. Start calling at 7 (PT).
Let's see.. in the two decades since the house ethics procedures were adopted, two lawmakers have come up for discipline. James Traficant was expelled from congress, convicted of 10 counts. Charles Rangel, convicted on 11 of 13 counts is being censured. What's that mean? On the congressional record, they'll tell him he was a bad boy. And then life will go on as usual for the despicable man.
Ron Paul introduces legislation that would open TSA agents up to being prosecuted if they touched you in ways that would otherwise violate laws. Only 2 cosigners to this so far, but expect more. Don't expect it to pass, but do expect it to highlight the atrocities happening in the name of government protection.
Congratulations to Orlando International Airport. They're opting out of the TSA program. It'll take a year, and they'll hire a private company. The TSA is quick to say that the private company will have to adhere to TSA standards. We'll see.
Those "standards" employed by the TSA are useless says a terrorism expert Under them, al-Qaida could duplicate 9-11. We need proper profiling not political correctness. Think about what would happen to a murder investigation if detectives couldn't profile....
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Here's something more sickening than Obamacare. Some of the unions (think SEIU and others) that strenuously supported it were the first in line to get waivers from it.
Interesting to note that while our net worths fell as citizens, those in congress saw nice increases on the whole. Here's a chart of who has what.... Cloture vote on S.510. Make no mistake about it, this is a terrible bill that would put Homeland Security in charge of the food chain. Think you can grow backyard tomatoes, think again. The house previously passed this atrocity on July 30, 2009 as H.R. 2749, and now the Senate has voted for cloture. Here's a list on how each senator came down. It is beyond police-state tactics and of course Monsanto is a major pusher of it. While the full Senate vote will have to come down within 60 days, it's unimaginable it's gonna come down before the first of the year. I'll watch it, and let you know. In the meantime, feel free to let your senators know exactly how you feel.
On the other hand, don't be surprised if they sneak the DREAM act through-- and don't let them get away with legalizing millions of illegals. Call your senators about that now: 800-224-3121. What congress should be dealing with, almost exclusively, they're not dealing with at all right now-- extending the Bush era tax cuts. If this goes to next year, and at that time, if congress acts, we'll have a precedent for changing tax code after the fact-- and that can be more dangerous than not extending the cuts at all.
The incoming DA of San Mateo, California is my hero of the day. He says he'll act on complaints from travelers and prosecute any TSA agent who fondles genitals under the state's sexual battery code... Meanwhile, Janet Napolitano is being sued for the degrading searches by a couple of pilots. I'll say it again: if we trust them behind the controls of what can easily be a guided death missile, it's insane we'd worry about their posing additional threats...
Gerald Celente, with tongue in cheek (I hope) is lobbying for his right to request his groping from female TSA employees. On a serious note, at this point in time, isn't it odd that the administration will push for further homosexual rights, but assume that every traveler is a heterosexual. If the same sex requirement is to put travelers in a non- sexual confrontation, then shouldn't gays and lesbians be able to ask for agents of the opposite sex?
Any surprise that low-tax states are gaining population, and therefore will gain representatives in congress. If this continues, it could be a good thing in Washington... Forgot to give you the link that now the government is saying avoid using fluoride-- yeah, after poisoning our water for years.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) As promised, here's the link to the video explaining Quantitative Easing. You will like it, especially if you have absolutely no idea what quantitative easing is.
So it couldn't get worse with the intrusive pat downs at the TSA? Au contrar. The goons are now putting their hands inside your pants an feeling around. Here's the story. Lest you fall victim to believing this is all about saving you from terrorism, notice that Muslim women in full regalia (hiding everything) get a pass. Here's that story.
Of course the TSA is beside itself after Johnny Edge's video went viral. Johnny Edge, by the way is actually John Tyner of Oceanside and the TSA held a press conference Monday-- not to explain and apologize, but to announce they were opening an investigation into Mr. Tyner. They want to make an example out of him. I'm for making an example out of the TSA. I still say this is a test to see what Americans will tolerate, and we en masse should let them know we wont' tolerate a choice between the death ray (full body scanning machines) and molestation (enhanced pat downs). They think they'll chill a nationwide backlash. I hope they're starting one.
Here's another story on the TSA assaulting a screaming 3 year old. Of course they've been molesting children for years-- here's another 3 year old pleading and screaming "don't touch me" to no avail. By the way, if you think it's not molestation, then you might want to know that among its employees, the TSA has hired rapists and child molesters-- not to mention many illegals, some of which they've approved for flying lessons.
Should you believe that the pornographic images taken by the naked body scanners are not stored, here's the story of 35,000 stored and saved from a courthouse scanner in Orlando. Gizmodo has put 100 of them online.
In a kumbaya moment, the TSA has caused republicans and democrats to join together in New Jersey, where lawmakers are trying to stop the scans and gropes.
Good to hear that Charlie Rangel is found guilty on 11 of the 13 ethics charges leveled against him. Bad to know that it will be the house ethics committee that will determine his punishment.
If a society can be judged by how it treats its animals, we've flunked again. This time an idiot at an animal shelter in Arizona euthanized a war hero dog. He was "mistakenly put to sleep". There was no mistake about it. The dog got loose on Friday, they killed it on Monday. I'd stress that it was not just any dog-- but to an owner, it's never just any dog-- it's their beloved family member. Animal shelters with a kill policy should not have the right to euthanize so quickly under any circumstances, and employees that do should be prosecuted. Here's one story, and another.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Made it back from vacation and brought a cold with me. It could have been worse, I could have flown. Thankfully I gave that up years ago. There is absolutely nothing that would get me on a commercial airline. More people are coming around to my way of thinking, thanks to the TSA. You've heard about their dangerous body scanners (and I do mean dangerous, to your health and privacy), but if you've been pacified with the thought of opting out for a pat down, go ahead as long as you don't mind having your genitals groped. I am not making that up. And oh, if you complain, expect to be threatened with a $10,000 civil fine. Read this guy's account and realize he is not exaggerating.
It's insane that pilots would be groped-- after all, they're behind the controls. They don't need to bring anything on-board to down a plane. Fortunately enough pilots have balked that the TSA is changing the rules for them. The rest of us need to balk too. If you can't avoid flying commercially, by all means avoid the backscatter body scanners. And demand your pat down grope session be done in public, not in a private room. Should you be flying next Wednesday the 24th, here's info on national opt out day. Bottom line, if you don't complain and demand your right not to be molested or subjected to the death machine, then it won't stop at airports.
Think I'm being dramatic-- since Janet Napolitano says the machines are harmless and the images are not stored. Both are lies and here's the truth. Also debunked is the notion the things are effective. There is a hearing on the TSA practices Wednesday in Washington. 10 AM, Russell Senate Office Building, in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Let your senators know how you feel about this nonsense. (And according to one survey, 96% of the respondents say they'll fly less, to avoid being mauled by the TSA. Here's more on the backlash.)
But if that's not bad enough, you'll have to divulge your social security number and a lot more to buy a car in the future. And the invasion doesn't stop at cars. Do your self a favor. Do not comply. You don't need a new car, or whatever else someone is selling that has to comply with these rules. It's over the top, and like the TSA assaults, it's a test to see how much we'll take. Say no now.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Trivia answers and Bumper Stumpers are up under Trivia and Music to your left. Next week you'll hear replays while I'm away. I'll try to change the stream to match the replay that will be on XM and WWCR, but you know the vagaries with that, so if the stream isn't playing what you want to hear, you might prefer a download. The files are at MyStreamingServer.com. Here's the schedule:
Talk to you live on Monday the 15th.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2010 7:24 PM (MT) The stream is back! I've spent my time workng on it, so now I've got 35 minutes to get you trivia questions.. this could be a night you'll win big :)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2010 7:05 PM (MT) Trivia in an hour-- if you're listening on XM. If you're trying access the stream, good luck. I've been working all day to get it running and nada. If I figure it out before showtime, I'll let you know (actually you'll know either way, depending on whether you hear me.) Apologies for the inconvenience.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5 2010 2:01 AM (MT) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY SHERRILL! He's one of my all time favorite people and producers. Maybe tonight I'll play some of the things he produced that should have been hits as Bumper Stumpers. We'll have 3 hours of trivia and I hope you'll join us.
A big thanks to Steve for his kind post on XMFan.com. This is not something I would have ever suggested he do, but since he did, you're welcome to weigh in. You can click here to read Steve's thread. If you'd like to comment, you can register (it can be anonymous, the only requirement is a working email address that others will not see). Thanks to those of you who have posted, including LivingFruitVirus who sent along the email addresses of the Sirius/XM personnel who might be inclined to consider adding my show. It's on page 2 of the thread-- feel free to contact them. (Ignore the xmfeedback email address. It goes directly to someone intent on having me gone.)
To clear up some confusion, here's the cliff notes of the situation:
My contract is through Clear Channel Communications which controls a chunk of bandwidth on XM, due to an early investment. When the person now heading programming took over, he decided to get rid of me. When his early attempts failed, my show was moved from it's entrenched spot on Channel 165, to the lesser heard Channel 158, with not one mention of where to find me. (The 2 dozen promotional announcements I sent were never used on any channel.) As of October 1st, of this year, Clear Channel had the contractual right to exercise a six month cancellation notice and they did. The last airing of the show on 158 will be on Thursday March 31, 2010.
There is no truth to what some of you have been told that Clear Channel is waiting on the results of ratings to determine if I'll stay. The complete lack of promotional support for the show makes it laughable that they'd like me to succeed. Of course it might, in spite of though I'm still hearing from listeners who don't know where I wound up. But their cancellation notice was unambiguous and I have little desire to revisit in, in the unlikely event anyone else develops second thoughts.
So what's next after March 31st? There are a few interesting possibilities, but when I mentioned that if I could stay on Sirius/XM, on another channel, perhaps Road Dog since so many drivers listen to me, Steve started the thread.
I promise to let you know what I know, when I know it. Oh, the stream? Those who posted that the show would not be offered internet-only are right, for all the stated reasons. But should it continue either on satellite or terrestrial radio, then by all means, it will be available online.
Now speaking of the stream, you may be wondering why you're still hearing Wednesday's show. Me too. I'm having trouble communicating with my server. (It's in Boston resting comfortably on virtually unlimited bandwidth.) I haven't had a chance to do a reboot, but I will before tonight's trivia. Here's hoping that'll solve the problem. Thanks to all of you who wrote wondering where I was. Right here, but unable to tell you that unless you were listening on XM (or shortwave-- hi and thanks to all who hear me on WWCR).
Bad news: Nancy Pelosi won. Good news: She's no longer Speaker of the House. --As for Alaska, we won't know for a while. The write in candidate won, but before you think that's Lisa Murkowski, note that 160 write-in candidates existed in that race. So the votes will be counted, and then it will either be Lisa or Joe Miller.
Think the FDA is saving you from dangerous drugs? Hospital admissions for drug reactions more than doubled in a decade.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2010 12:01 AM (MT) Did it turn out like you thought it would? Based on Nancy Pelosi's verbiage that the Dems would keep the House, she's got some explaining to do. Sorry to see her return, but at least she won't remain Speaker. Interesting that Pelosi would spout off about keeping the house when the democrats talking points, leaked Monday, concede losing it.
What's startling is that the Republicans didn't do better than they did. (Here's a really nice interactive results map.) That's especially true in light of there has never been a time in recent history when more voters felt things were going poorly in the country. 75% agreed with that. I'm wondering where CNN found the 1 in 4 who thinks things are fine.
Schwarzenegger's keeping California welfare recipients from squandering their money. No more state debit cards on psychics. Unfortunately no more on medical marijuana too. Speaking of which, California voters rejected Prop 19 which virtually legalized pot. Looking at the issue rationally, the brainwashing of the public is working just fine. Legalizing drugs would solve problems from economic to criminal, not cause them, but those in control have us right where they want us.
On to depression: Here are 10 states so depressed that even illegals are leaving them.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2010 7:30 PM (MT) We'll compare notes about the election in moments-- but if you want to follow along graphically, Michelle Malkin has a great interactive AP map on her site.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2010 3:31 AM (MT) Foreboding news comes from the Department of Justice aka The Department of Social Justice (thanks to Michelle Malkin for that apt moniker), 400 federal observers from the civil rights division will be dispatched to monitor polls today. This is the same department that didn't find a thing wrong with the Black Panthers intimidating voters. Maybe they'll team up with them this time around.
Here's nuts news from Maine. a Bangor police officer was not allowed to cast a ballot Friday. He was patrolling and stopped by the polls on a break where he was told he couldn't vote because he was wearing his service weapon. The secretary of state backed up the poll workers.
Then there's California democrats who spent $90,000 to send out a last minute mailing urging voters to elect a dead woman. They didn't mention she was dead, but stressed that by voting for her, they'd have a chance to support someone else in a special election.
And here's a woman in Pennsylvania that should own the state. Or at least the child services department who took her newborn away because she failed a drug test given to her when the child was born. Turns out she ate a poppy bagel and tested positive for opiates. They had the kid for five days before they realized their error. Did you know hospitals test birthing mothers? I wonder if the mothers know.