Friday, February 29, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 03/01/08 Show Notes

Question: What do Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olberman, Lou Dobbs, the ladies of "The View", and yours truly have in common?

Well you'll just have to listen to this week's show to find out.

Also the New York Times is getting plenty of flack over their story on Senator John McCain's lobbyist problem, but what's the real skinny of the whole deal, and why is the excuse of "everybody's doing it" not acceptable in this situation? You can probably figure it out, but I cut through the breast-beating and partisan rhetoric to spell it out.

All of that will be on this week's program, which airs Saturday nights at 7pm Eastern!

Hey, don't forget we have The Drop Dead Contest going on over at the American Heathen® program on Friday nights from now until mid-April. Guess who will shuffle off this mortal coil between now and then and you may just win a 4GB MP3 player loaded with exclusive ShockNet goodies. Listen to the American Heathen® show to find out more about this. And then join me on Saturday for more insanity!

"Brutally Honest on ShockNet" - Saturday nights at 7pm Eastern on ShockNet Radio and simulcast on Freethought Radio.

It's time to get Brutally Honest... AGAIN!

Monday, February 25, 2008

There you go again...

Ralph Nader has decided that he wants another shot at the White House. How many times has he run so far? At this rate he may actually out-do Lyndon LaRouche!

The funny part is he actually got the Green Party nomination in California not too long ago when Green Party voters rejected Cynthia McKinney, who WAS on the ballot, in favor of Nader, who WASN'T on the ballot! That has GOT to suck for the former Congressional Isle Bird... losing out to a WRITE-IN candidate!

Of course the two-party zero-sum extremists will scream and shout that Nader will take votes away from the Democrats, although if they really think about it, the people who vote for Nader probably wouldn't vote for Dems anyway. And, come on guys, if Obamamania and "She Who Won't Be Denied" can't secure the votes even with Nader in the running, then their campaigns are flawed to begin with.

Besides, if you Dems REALLY adhere to the zero-sum myth, you can always counter a good Nader campaign by pushing for a good Libertarian campaign, which will piss off the Republicans.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 02/23/08 Show notes

This week's show is a genuine barnburner in terms not only of the subject matter, and also in terms of me getting back into my old rip-roaring self.

First up, a little observation about a tragic situation and how it is characterized in the media. What was omitted in this situation that caught my attention? You'll just have to tune in to find out!

Then I got a bone to pick with the media concerning two issues that I feel have been over-hyped and blown out of proportion concerning a certain presidential wannabe and their spouse. Which wannabe is that? You can probably guess which one, but I think you'll be surprised with my reasons why it bothers me.

PLUS, I also get to reiterate a certain pet peeve with the media and what can be done to put that peeve to an end.

Then after the break, my two cents on Cuba's retiring dictator and why the people who are pissed off the most have nobody to blame but themselves.

That's all this Saturday night at 7pm Eastern on ShockNet Radio and also simulcast on Freethought Radio.

Oh, and don't forget about the Drop Dead Contest, which airs on ShockNet Radio's American Heathen® show! That airs on Friday nights from 7-11pm Eastern, and you'll also get to hear me give "The News Pundit Report" Take part in it and you too can win a 4GB MP3 player loaded with a whole bunch of ShockNet goodies! I can't take part in it (sorry, I'm a ShockNet personality), but I can give several hints as to who would be a good pick for the contest. You want a leg-up? Don't just listen to the show... see me in the chat room!

See you guys this weekend! And be sure to leave your comments about the show afterwards!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 02/16/08 Show notes

This week’s show on ShockNet deals with people living, dying, and the things they leave behind.

First up, a quick mention of our ongoing contest over at ShockNet Radio. It's ShockNet Radio's own version of the "Dead Pool", where you get to pick who you think will shuffle off this mortal coil at some point. The winner (if there is one) will get some nice stuff, including an MP3 player pre-loaded with goodies.

Then I talk about the so-called economic stimulus package that was signed into law this week. I point out what it is, what the media isn't telling you about it, and give you some good suggestions on how to spend the money that the government DOES NOT want you to do. I also give a quick list of what needs to be done to fix the failing economy, and why we really need to do something about this, and not just for this situation.

Finally I talk about legacies; what they are, who's obsessed with them, why they are, and why it's wrong to try to MANUFACTURE a legacy. And... what does it have to do with a bottle of Tequila and a cow? Well you'll just have to listen in this Saturday to find out!

"Brutally Honest on ShockNet" is on every Saturday Nights at 7pm Eastern time, 4pm Pacific, on ShockNet and simulcast on Freethought

Listen in and then give your thoughts here...

It's time to get Brutally Honest... AGAIN!

Friday, February 08, 2008

"Hit Bottom"? Not likely!

Just a quick off-the-cuff comment here... the wire services cranked out yet another poll that says that our opinion of the Bush Imperium and the useless Democrat-run Congress has hit a NEW LOW. Imperium is at 30 percent approval and the useless Pelosi/Reid goldbrickers are at 22 percent!

Okay, pretending the polls are even marginally relevant, these numbers really aren't anything new because they've been hovering like this for quite some time. FoxSpin is even trying to hype it by saying that ONE OUT OF THREE Americans still think Junior's doing a good job!

One out of three! That's, like, almost half! That's good isn't it? Yeah, Junior, you keep on telling yourself that.

But the wire services think that they've "hit the bottom" in terms of public approval.

Hit the bottom? Like hell they have!

When you have people marching en masse to Washington with signs saying "RESIGN OR BE REMOVED", THEN they've really hit the bottom of approval. And THEY KNOW IT! Until then, as far as Junior and Pelosi and Reid are concerned, it's business as usual.

You want to see bottom? Here it is... courtesy of the group Disturbed and the comic book artist Todd McFarlane. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 02/09/08 Show notes

This weekend I've got some more feedback on my show, and a little clarification about the content on it, and some talk about politics, especially after Super Tuesday. Did your vote count? Did it matter? Sure it did, and I'll explain why. Also I have a message for the guy who may just walk away with being the GOP nominee. He did something this week that really set me off.

Then after the break, a continuation on some of the behind-the-scenes stuff with our failing economy. Last week I talked about some of the common mentalities that contributed to our failing economy. This week I'll bring up another element that has been around for quite some time that helped to contribute to our current failing economy, and it's connected to something that conservatives have been bitching about for years now. But I seriously don't think this is something that conservatives would be willing to discuss on their own. That's why I'm here. Someone's gotta smack them upside their heads and remind them.

All that will air this Saturday at 7pm Eastern at ShockNet Radio and simulcast on Freethought Radio.

And don't forget to catch my call-in segment called "News Pundit Report" tonight as part of the "American Heathen®" show which comes on every Friday night from 7-11pm Eastern.

It's time to get Brutally Honest.... AGAIN!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

New Contest on ShockNet Radio!

Want to win an MP3 player loaded with some really NEAT stuff?

ShockNet Radio’s “American Heathen®” is having a DROP DEAD contest, where you guess who will shuffle off this moral coil before April 25th.

People keep on talking about how this celebrity or that celebrity will soon kick the bucket. We’ve had some real shockers like Heath Ledger or Anna Nicole Smith, but there have also been some folks that we wonder how they continue to keep going. Now you can figure out if you’re right, and get rewarded for it if you are.

Here’s how it works:

Listen to the “American Heathen®” program on Friday nights from 7-11pm Eastern. At three random points during the show you will hear “The Voice of the Dead”. (Great voice too!) At that point you have 15 minutes to call into the show and give the name of the person you think really doesn’t have that long to live. Be sure to have a list of alternates just in case the one you choose is already slotted to another person.

Visit the ShockNet Contest page for details.

By the way, you have to actually LISTEN to the show and call in DURING that 15-minute time frame to take part in the contest. If the person you pick kicks the bucket on or before April 25th, YOU COULD WIN!

And what do you get if you win? The prize is a Sony 4GB media player that plays MP3 music and MPEG-4 videos. A full picture and description can be found at the contest page. This will come pre-loaded with choice programming from “American Heathen®” and Henrique Cuoto’s “Freak Forum”, inspirational sermons from the Reverend Jeremiah Ministries, and the complete album of Sister Bertha Bangers’ debut release “Below the Bible Belt”. (I’ve also told RJ that he’s more than welcome to throw in some of my works as well, which you can find over at the Radio Archive page.) But if none of that is to your liking you can always delete them once you win the player. And there will be some other goodies on the line as well, so don't think this is just about giving away a media player.

Oh, and there is some fine print attached to this… but they’re pretty much no-brainer things like yours truly (as a ShockNet host) can’t take part in this contest, you can’t personally contribute to the demise of the person you choose, and that you can’t pick any one of the ShockNet personalities or hosts (like me) to shuffle off this mortal coil. (Sorry guys, but the universe is not going to be through messing with me anytime soon.)

The winner (if there is one) will be announced on the “American Heathen®” show on May 2nd.

Good luck guys! Oh, and be sure to tune in EARLY, because some of the obvious picks are going to be chosen fast.

One more thing guys... and this is in all seriousness. I know how many contests are just ploys to get contact information for telemarketers. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM! Any contact information you give for this contest will be fed to the Enron File System (shredder) afterwards and WILL NEVER get sent to telemarketers.