Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Report Exonerates Me!

This is one of those little things that make me wish that I wasn’t on holiday hiatus.

President-Elect Barack Obama finally addressed his transition team’s connection to disgraced and corrupt Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the governor’s desire to whore out Obama’s senate seat to the best deal that he can get out of it. They released a report on December 23rd that pointed out all of the times that Obama or his people, including his intended Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, met with Blago and his people, and then concluded that the transition people did “nothing wrong” because Emanuel and group had “no idea” that Blago would be demanding anything in return for fulfilling his constitutional requirement.

See? That’s it! There is no “there” there! Show’s over, guys! Pack it in and have a Merry Christmas!

I’m sorry, but I don’t buy it.

Yes, that’s right, cons and neo-cons, I said that I DO NOT BUY the report!

It’s not that I question the information they provide in that report, or that I disagree with the conclusion they provide.

I question the source. I question the supplier of this report.

Who came out with this report that exonerates the Obama transition team? THE OBAMA TRANSITION TEAM!

This did not come from the federal prosecutors investigating Blagojovich, mostly because chief inquisitor himself, Patrick Fitzgerald, has already cleared the Obama people of any wrongdoing. But it also didn’t come from any independent investigation of the situation. This came from the Obama people.

Is any of this sinking in? The people accused of wrongdoing are judging themselves to be innocent and we are simply expected to BUY that!

Sound familiar? Absolutely!

It was just two months ago when Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin, already in the throws of her GOP running-mate bliss, was hit with a scathing investigative report concerning the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan for his refusal to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law following a nasty divorce and custody battle. The report concluded that Governor Palin violated the state’s ethics law by using her office for personal gain, even though it was not the sole reason for Monegan’s termination.

Prior to that report, though, Palin’s people released their own version of the investigation, which completely exonerated her, and told reporters that they didn’t have to pay any attention on this issue because it’s already done and she’s innocent and we can go back to the presidential election.

I didn’t buy into that report, so why should I buy the one coming from the Obama people?

In fact I believe that this is a trend that really needs to be given its long overdue Bernard Goetz treatment.

One of the surest ways to make government corrupt is when it is allowed to serve as its own judge and jury, to say that NOBODY can judge them, except themselves. It’s bad enough that we have religious leaders that proclaim that they answer to nobody but THEIR interpretations of God. They don’t have guns! (That’s why they latch on to government.) But when you have political officials… people WITH guns… that essentially declare the same thing… then we got a problem.

This is something that local governments do quite often. Atlanta’s former thug-mayor Bill Campbell was notorious for his abuses of power, and he was able to get away with them time and time again. Do you know why? Because all complaints went through the city’s Ethics Committee… which are all HAND-PICKED by the mayor.

In other words, the mayor declared himself, through his cronies, to be the judge of his own actions. Every time someone filed an ethics charge, the evidence would be dismissed, the mayor would be vindicated by his cronies, and then he would gloat about how “honest” and how “ethical” he really is.

So why did Campbell end up going to prison anyway? Because he was prosecuted and convicted in FEDERAL court. He was judged in a system that he could not control! And THAT made all the difference.

THIS is the world that Sarah Palin and Rod Blagojevich come from! They came up from this kind of arrogance and pompous self-righteousness. An environment that suggests that they are answerable to NOBODY except for the voters, and those “poor saps” are more malleable than Play-D’oh!

This is why America’s founding fathers set up things such as separation of powers and checks-and-balances in the federal government! It wasn’t to make life difficult for those in power. It was to make sure that they be held ACCOUNTABLE for their actions!

This is why I’m a supporter of a Special Investigator looking into White House activities. I’m also very critical of watching members of Congress judge themselves. Members of the House and Senate should not be judging themselves. They sit in judgment of the White House and the Judiciary. They should NOT be judging themselves.

It is THIS kind of impropriety that Obama and his people have to kill. I mean, did Emanuel and Obama and company REALLY think that issuing THEIR OWN REPORT THAT EXONERATES THEMSELVES would put this issue to an end? Did they REALLY think that the conservatives and neo-conservatives and their trained parrots in talk radio would simply back off once this report came out? HELL NO! They still don’t believe that Obama is a US Citizen; or even a Christian; much less that he won the 2008 Election fair and square!

No, this will HANG on Obamamania. This will HANG on Obamamania like Vince Foster clinged to the neck of the Bill and Hillary Clinton. You remember Hillary, right? She whose aspirations you trounced and who is now going to be your Secretary of State? This is something that conservatives and neo-conservatives are the masters of… transforming moronic single-mindedness into a colossal white elephant conspiracy.

If Obama and company want to PROVE that they are different from the abuses of power that so characterize the Bush Imperium, then they have to DEMONSTRATE it. And that means not doing ANYTHING that even remotely suggests that they are above reproach or above accountability.

When the neighbors come a-knocking

Forget "Armageddon" and "Deep Impact" and "Meteor". Forget those bad made-for-TV movies on the subject.

What would happen if a serious asteroid hit the Earth?

Not those little itty-bitty ones the size of a car. BIG. BIG like in one of the serious asteroids that has been coming closer and closer to this planet.

Here's what it would look like. (Note: the Pink Floyd music was added by the poster.)

NOW... are you ready to put some serious thought into space colonization?

Friday, December 26, 2008

The bill is due!

Now that Christmas is over with, the presents have been opened, the toys have been played with, the meal has been enjoyed, and the toasts were made.... now we have to worry about paying for it all.

For years I warned that economic downturns were coming. I was ignored. I was ridiculed. People refused to take me seriously.

To all those people I say to you this: YOU WERE WRONG!

To all the people that bought into the lies about how "the fundamentals are sound", I say to you this: YOU WERE WRONG!

And to all who were thinking that mine was the only prediction, I say to you this: YOU WERE WRONG!

And it does not matter if you REFUSE to admit that you were WRONG! REALITY is PROVING you to be wrong!

There were others who said the same thing that I have been saying. There were others that saw the same signs that I saw. Some even saw them earlier.

Those people have been intentionally and systematically marginalized so their warnings would not be heard.

But REALITY cannot be silenced in the same way as our predictions can be silenced. REALITY proves myself and those like me to be RIGHT.

Had my warnings or even the warnings of others been heeded, we would not be facing the kind of problems that are plaguing us today, or at the very least not with the severity that we are dealing with right now. It could be managed without needing to spend trillions of dollars that we do not have and worrying about whether or not it would be enough.

I'm not here to gloat. I am not here to relish in my being proven right. I would rather be proven wrong in this, but I wasn't. I am here to inform you that the sharp pain in your rear, and the slap upside your head, and the stick in your eye, is all from REALITY.

We have a new president coming into office next month. He will be handed the same bill that was handed to his predecessor. It doesn't matter if he addresses that bill or if he tries to pass it on to the next person with a little extra added in. At some point, that bill is DUE, and we are already paying the consequences for it being due!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

This just in... Bush Bails Santa Claus!

White House Bails Santa
Treaury Department To Issue $30 Billion After Congress Fails

WASHINGTON DC - (Whazituya News Service) The Bush Administration has announced that they will be authorizing $30 billion of the $700 billion bailout program to aid in Santa's Workshop in the North Pole.

"Children may still be nestled all snug in their beds," said Treasury spokesman Ima B. Glyer, "but they no longer have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, and we can no longer pretend that they do. Santa needs this money just as much as any other struggling company."

The bailout program comes days after President George W. Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson authorized the spending of $17 billion in financial assistance for the US automakers following the failure of Congress to authorize $15 billion in a separate program. While Democrats in both the House and the Senate had intended to approve up to $25 billion for Santa, the measure was pulled after Senate Republicans had threatened a filibuster.

"The members of the Senate are acting like grinches," said Glyer. "They watch as an institution that has brought joy to countless billions of boys and girls for generations collapse. President Bush said that was unacceptable, and we agree."

What was not mentioned, however, is an explanation of where the $30 billion will come from, since the first half of the allocated $350 billion from the Paulson bailout has already been spent, with the remaining $17 billion going to the automakers. Glyer says that will be up to the Congress to work out in January.

"This was a time for quick decisions, and since Congress was unwilling to make the right decision, President Bush decided he needed to make it. This is truly an institution that is too big to fail."

Santa's Toy Factory Incorporated has been posting negative gains for several years, blaming most of it on the demand for hi-tech items such as video gamess and televisions, as well as the mass-production of cheap imports from China.

A spokesman for Santa's Toy Factory says that Santa welcomes the effort of the Bush Administration to come to their aid in a dire time of need, although they refuse to comment as to whether or not President George W. Bush would be put on the "nice" list because of it.

Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"On The Bubble" - SciFi’s Predictions and My Own

The SciFi Channel’s website just did a little article talking about the science-fiction-related TV shows that are considered to be “on the bubble” of being canceled. I figured I would toss in a few of my own critiques, especially after my segment on TV programming just the other week.

Show: Chuck. NBC, season two. Episodes this season: 24.

D2 Summary: Nerdy dead-ender gets involved with a superspy group.

SciFi Says: This oh-so-charming series impressed NBC brass so much before it even began airing its second season that they ordered a full season's worth of episodes. And while the ratings aren't thrilling, the show hasn't missed a beat creatively, and those ratings are starting to creep up on the much more hyped Heroes. Filled with funny secondary characters and charismatic leads with the best romantic complications this side of Pushing Daisies, what's not to love? But Chuck remains on the bubble, with just 7 million or so viewers, though they seem to be ticking up.

Odds of getting a third season: Even

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? Just keep doing what they're doing already. It's not a runaway hit, but this series knows exactly what it is, and nobody does comedy/romance/action better.

D2 Says: This is not SciFi. This is a nerd fantasy, especially when hanging around with normal people and falling for a hottie. And it's not "on the bubble" if they have a steady audience.

Show: Eleventh Hour. CBS, season one. Episodes this season: 18.

D2 Summary: X-files with different people and weirder events.

SciFi Says: Who would have thought that being a Jerry Bruckheimer production would hurt a show? Expectations were huge as this series kicked off, and it gets the best ratings of the shows on the bubble. But ratings vary week to week more than they should. CBS did not have enough confidence to give the series a full-season order, which is never a good sign. But ratings have ticked up lately, and the series is beginning to find its rhythm. Hood and Rachel's relationship is growing, and there are plans to bring in a third character to help add some more spice to the mix.

Odds of getting a second season: 1 in 2

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? The flesh-eating-sexually-transmitted-disease-turned-loose-during-spring-break episode that attracted more than 13 million viewers: Do more like that.

D2 says: How about you skip the flesh-eating part and stick with the STD and spring break parts? You're up at 10pm anyway, so give the freedom-haters something to bitch about!

Show: Heroes. NBC, season three. Episodes this season: 25.

D2 Summary: What happens when ordinary people discover they have superhuman abilities? Think more along the lines of Bryan Singer's "X-Men".

SciFi Says: What's happened to our beloved Heroes? Season one topped out at just over 16 million viewers, while the final episode of "Volume Three: Villains" wasn't even able to hit 8 million. The first season was brilliant, but how many times can you save the world and have it mean something? The upcoming "Volume Four: Fugitives" holds possibilities for more personal storytelling.

Odds of getting a fourth season: 1 in 5

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? We already love these characters, but don't be afraid to kill one or two of the regulars off ... permanently. For the world to be real to us, there need to be consequences.

D2 Says: How about stories that make sense? And whoever decided to put Heroes on the long hiatus should be canned. THAT killed the interest more than the confusing storylines. By the way, don't complain about death after Arthur Petrelli, Elle, Eric Doyle, Knox, Niki Sanders, Meredith, and Usutu all died in this season. Oh, and more powers, less moping about them.

Repeat after me: ANGST KILLS!

Show: Life on Mars. ABC, season one. Episodes this season: 17.

D2 Summary: Present-day cop gets knocked on his ass and ends up in the 70's. No, I'm serious.

SciFi Says: Considering Life on Mars is a tough sell (What is it about, anyway? Time travel? Coma dreams? Alternate reality? Aliens?), the series has developed a consistent fan base. This is no doubt because of a terrific cast and challenging storytelling, with surprising mysteries episode after episode. But 8 1/2 million or so viewers aren't enough to make this series safe. Life on Mars is being moved to Wednesdays after Lost on Jan. 28.

Odds of getting a second season: 1 in 8

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? Give us some answers, but not too many. We don't really know what's going on with Lost either. In fact, this mind-tripping series probably has more in common with Lost than any other series on television. But can Life on Mars overcome the fact that no series has successfully been able to follow Lost? That one is too hard to predict.

D2 Says: This show can go away. We don't need to be reminded that there are things that happened thirty years ago that don't happen today.

Show: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Fox, season two. Episodes this season: 22.

D2 Summary: Somewhere in between "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines", the cyborg killers return, and a sexy waif Terminatrix sends mother-and-son fugitives Sarah and John Connor a few years into the future to stop Skynet. (In other words, everything in T3 doesn't exist anymore. Sarah still lives and Connor is still a headcase.)

SciFi Says: When Sarah Connor's first season premiered early this year, Fox executives were doing the happy ratings dance. It looked like it could be the next House. Unfortunately, House isn't even House these days, and no series has fallen farther. Sarah Connor hasn't been able to crack 6 million for most of the season. But there is hope. The series is moving to Fridays, paired with Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

Odds of getting a second season: 1 in 20

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? The move to Fridays will make or break Sarah Connor, and partnering with Whedon's latest brainchild can only help. But there's one big problem with the series: It's got terrific action, a powerful mythology, hot actors and the saddest characters on television. But does it have to be so depressing? Lighten up already!

D2 Says: Problem one is that EVERYONE seems to be going back into time now. It's Grand Central Station now. Problem two is that Cromarite (the cyborg that followed the Connors into the present) is still alive. They shoot it, they bury it, and they go to melt it down and it's gone. Will someone PLEASE just melt that junker and be done with it? Problem three is that our ginger-haired Terminatrix seems to be doing more to interfere with the timeline than anyone else by literally creating Skynet herself instead of it being a fluke of technology. (In other words, she gets to be her own grandmother.) At this rate nobody will recognize the story from the next Terminator movie when it comes out. Or maybe that was the whole idea anyway?

Show: Knight Rider. NBC, season one. Episodes this season: 17.

D2 Summary: Continuing from the NBC post-Super Bowl movie, Mike Traceur gets recruited to drive the Knight Industries Three-Thousand (KITT) and serve as the point man for "The Foundation" and their small team of super-tech specialists.

SciFi Says: It was a bit of a surprise when the ratings-lite Knight Rider got picked up for a full season. The series does well among the young male demographic, a traditionally hard-to-reach audience. But ratings started to erode, and the audience has dwindled to just over 5 million viewers. The network recently pulled back the order to 17. Now the producers' mantra is "reboot." They promise characters will die and the series will move a bit closer to the original 1982 series.

Odds of getting a second season: 1 in 100.

What do the producers need to do to improve the odds? Let's face it, Knight Rider needs one hell of a reboot to build its audience to a place where it would have a chance at a second season. Right now, the season finale is set for Feb. 25, and unless there's an immediate bump in ratings after the new year, you can say goodbye to K.I.T.T.

D2 Says: I talked about this on my show. The original premise of KR was that it was a continuation of the original series. You had the original KITT in pieces in the movie, and you had an appearance of the original Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff), who was the new Michael's father. Suddenly they changed the premise in the series and turned it into a REMAKE. That was a HUGE mistake by the series execs and it needs to be fixed.

The Knight Foundation for Law and Government was NOT a super-secret spy agency. It was supposed to be a private foundation. KITT's predecessor, KARR, was NOT a Transformer; it was identical in every way to KITT except in temperament. Also, less sexual teasing and more storyline. They started out with a great conspiracy story that somehow just vanished. They need to work on that instead of seeing who in the cast of characters will get laid next.

Also... seriously consider bringing "The Hoff" back. Not permanently, but just for one guest appearance. You'll see the ratings go up again.

Well those are my takes... what are yours? Drop a comment or two.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Helping out a couple of friends...

Okay... it's no big secret that I am a friend of a certain Playmate from New Hampshire (there's only one so far), so I get this email from TC Restani, who does a Boston-based interview and variety show, and he asked me if there is any way I could promote the YouTube footage of his two-part interview with Model and Businesswoman Jenny Lavoie. TC would like to make his interview segments the most popular there is, so he asked if there was anything I could do to help.

Hey, from one media personality to another, why not?

Here's part 1 of his interview with Jenny...

And here's Part 2...

And if you want more I have a full playlist set up of some of her other YouTube appearances. (Don't worry, they don't show anything beyond PG!)

Hope this helps, TC!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 12/20/08 Show Notes

Well this is it! It's been a fun year and now it's time to pack it in for the holiday season.

But that doesn't mean that I will be going gently into that good-night.

Tonight's show (12/20) will be a very special broadcast, not just because it's the end-of-the-year. Tonight I have a special audio story for you that answers a question you may not want to think about: What happens if the bible-thumpers win in their "War on Christmas"?

Don't think it won't matter, right? Wouldn't make TOO much of the season if there's no holiday rush to the stores or if Santa disappeared, right? Well, listen to my story and judge for yourself.

PLUS what's an end-of-the-year celebration without a look back at some of the notable stuff that happened and a taste of what is ahead? All of that AND the news for the week, and a special lightning round of the "Unflushed Awards".

All of that is TONIGHT (12/20) over at ShockNet Radio starting at 7pm Eastern Time, 6pm Norman Time, 4pm Hefner Time, and you can listen in either through ShockNet's streaming server, or through Apple's iTunes radio in the "Talk/Spoken Word" or "Classic Rock" categories.

By the way, the archive for tonight's show will be posted on December 24th, and it will be re-aired on ShockNet Radio on December 27th. After that there will be a few weeks of "The Best Of" until our triumphant return on January 17th, 2009

Brutally Honest... the new heresy begins here!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DO NOT Mess with Santa!

I'm just sayin'....
Santa is a NINJA!

In case you forgot...

Brian gets it. I get it.

Peter's been watching Fox News too long.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just had to get this off my chest...

I just have to get this little vent off my chest...

I live in a gated apartment complex. The front and back gates have both a rising arm and a metal gate. Access is through a key card or remote key (like a garage door clicker). Metal gate opens first, then the rising arm goes up.

We have a problem with people that try to crash the gate. Either they don't have their card or they don't live there and they just don't want to wait for the resident to come home. If they don't have their card there is a night watchman or the office staff will let them in. If they don't belong there then they have a problem.

What most of these annoying people do is they try to ghost their way in with normal residents. They wait in the guest lane until a normal resident comes in and they pull up right on their bumper and try to ride in behind them. And they do it by going on your blind side so you can't see them. One annoying putz went so far as to rev his engine up right as he pulled behind me to try to scare me into drive faster. Sorry, don't buy it.

So tonight one of those putzes wait by the visitor's gate. In hindsight I probably should have turned around and went to the back gate just to piss him off, but these bastards are sneaky. They wait until you're at the keypad and then park on your bumper so you can't back up without hitting them.

The metal gate opens, the arm bar rises, and I'm CREEPING over the speed bump, and I see the lights behind me that let me know the bastard followed. Then as he's half-way through... the arm bar drops.

BAM! Right on his roof! He stopped right there to see what happened.

GOOD! PHUCK HIM! I hope he got a cracked window and a nice dent on his roof to remind him! He had no business doing that and I had no obligation to help him!

I know that's not nice to say or think, but I just need to get that out there. I don't know why people feel that they are ENTITLED to be let in if they have no business being in.

What do you think?

Reason on Chicago Politics

Some of the best in Chicago politics talk about the worst.

Video courtesy of the Reason Foundation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 12/13/08 Show Notes

Hey, you didn't think some German guy named Claus was the only major gift-giver this time of the year, did you? No, there's another "Santa" that has really been coming on strong of late, giving out presents to those that claim they "need" it.

Yes Virginia, there is such a thing as Santa Government, and tonight I get to show you how he rewards others.

(Oh, and forget the milk and cookies... this Santa operates on a different revenue stream. How's your home improvement skills?)

PLUS, some words of advice to TV and Hollywood, why a certain rating system is now useless, and the latest news of the week, including how ANOTHER embattled U.S. Senator is under scrutiny for his personal gift.

All of that is TONIGHT (12/13) over at ShockNet Radio starting at 7pm Eastern Time, 6pm Norman Time, 4pm Hefner Time, and you can listen in either through ShockNet's streaming server, or through Apple's iTunes radio in the "Talk/Spoken Word" or "Classic Rock" categories.

Brutally Honest... the new heresy begins here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Was this REALLY pulled?

The neocons are complaining that NBC pulled a certain SNL skit from their website, one that bashed Democrats over the auto bailout.

What, you mean THIS skit? The one I pulled from NBC's website just now?

Well if it is still here then the question is... was it ever pulled? Or are Fox News and the neocons just inventing yet another phony crisis?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Big Surprise: "American Heathen®" RETURNS!

If you didn't get to hear my show this past Saturday, don't worry, I won't keep you in suspense any longer...

The big announcement that I was hyping...

"American Heathen®" is coming back to ShockNet Radio!

For those of you who are new to the world of Brutally Honest, "American Heathen®" was ShockNet Radio's weekend show, hosted by RJ Evans. It was on the air on Fridays and Saturdays for three hours and it had a good collection of co-hosts and characters that dealt with various social issues, mostly involving religion. I provided some of the material, eventually becoming a regular fixture on the show as "The News Pundit". This eventually inspired me to go ahead and resurrect my radio show.

Sadly, RJ got sort of burned out by some of the things that went on behind the scenes and he closed shop on the radio show. But he never got rid of the radio bug, and after several long phone calls with me, he finally decided to bring "American Heathen®" back on the air.

But it won't be the same show as before! In fact, the new incarnation will be called "American Heathen® Redux", and there will be some serious changes to it.

First of all, it won't be a three-hour program with numerous radio personalities. This will be ninety minutes of social-political-commentary on various issues of the time.

Second, RJ will have his first CROSS-COUNTRY co-host. Yes, *I* will be RJ's wingman from my recording facilities here in Atlanta. "How is that possible", you ask? Stay tuned and you'll find out how RJ and I will pull this off.

By the way, we will still have the chat room, which I will be taking part in, and we will be accepting calls. Andrew the Intern will be manning the phones, and yes all calls will be screened.

So for all of you ShockNet fans who have been hoping and praying that the "Heathen" would return, I hope you enjoy the new incarnation, and for my Brutally Honest fans, don't worry, I'll still be doing my own program in addition to this one.

(OH, btw, the reason why I have to have that funky little circle-R is because "American Heathen®" is an officially protected trademark of RJ Evans. He really does own that moniker.)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 12/06/08 Show Notes

As I teased earlier, I have a really BIG ANNOUNCEMENT concerning not only yours truly but also for ShockNet Radio. For seasoned ShockNet listeners, especially those whom remember a certain show, this news will be a pleasant surprise. How the announcement is release will probably be another shocker. TUNE IN TO HEAR IT!

PLUS, a really good question about how I would handle the next occupants of the White House, and a two-pronged attack on the biggest bully in town. This bully really gets a beat-down from yours truly. Who is it? You'll just have to listen in!

All of that is TONIGHT (12/06) over at ShockNet Radio starting at 7pm Eastern Time, 6pm Norman Time, 4pm Hefner Time, and you can listen in either through ShockNet's streaming server, or through Apple's iTunes radio in the "Talk/Spoken Word" or "Classic Rock" categories.

Brutally Honest... the new heresy begins here!

Friday, December 05, 2008

BIG Announcement this Saturday!

I've been holding back on this news for a while, but RJ has made it official on the "Rock and Roll Diner" show, so I don't have to keep it secret for very long.

If you didn't catch it, I will make the BIG announcement this Saturday on my show "Brutally Honest" at 7pm Eastern Time, 6pm Norman Time, and 4pm Hefner Time. This is the next step in the continuing evolution of ShockNet Radio and something that older ShockNet listeners have been hoping would happen.

Tune in THIS SATURDAY (12/06) for the big news!!! You can listen to ShockNet Radio either through the website link or through the iTunes radio tuner under both "Classic Rock" and "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

You do not want to miss this!!!!

Judgement Day For OJ!

OJ Simpson finally has to face justice for his actions.

For the longest time OJ has skirted the law. After all, he could afford to. He was a celebrity!

No more.

OJ was sentenced for his role in a robbery in a Las Vegas convention in which he claimed that personal merchandise was being wrongly held. He thought he would get away with it. After all, he was acquitted of his murder charges. Sure he was held liable in the civil lawsuit against him, but that doesn't count, does it?

Well now he can't wiggle out of this. OJ is going to PRISON!

The judge sentenced Simpson to a rather complex series of concurrent and non-concurrent terms in prison, but the gist of it is he's going away for as much as 33 years.

That's YEARS. Not months, not weeks, not days, and certainly not HOURS... which is how celebrities often measure prison time.

OJ Simpson is not a celebrity anymore. He's now a CONVICTED FELON, just like outgoing Senator Ted Stevens. And unlike Scooter Libby, he's really going to SERVE TIME!

But don't worry, he'll be back to plague the media in at least nine years. Or maybe sooner if he can get the Bush Imperium to issue a pardon.