Thursday, December 31, 2009

A special rant on Limbaugh

I know I'm supposed to be "on hiatus" from my usual ramblings and rants for a few more weeks, but unfortunately events sometimes require me to step in and unload with a special one.

Talk Radio host Rush Limbaugh, considered by some to be the unofficial populist leader of the GOP, was rushed to the hospital yesterday evening while vacationing in Hawaii. Curiously, this is the same state where President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are staying. I'm sure all parties are screaming "COINCIDENCE!" about this somewhat convenient travel plan between political opposites.

No doubt Limbaugh is receiving the best of care in the Queen's Medical Center after being admitted there complaining of chest pains.

But his plight probably did not have to go through all the complications that my parents and I had to go through.

My father is a three-time cancer survivor. We're talking colon cancer, skin cancer, and a rare deep-tissue cancer that the doctors initially couldn't find. Fortunately the doctors managed to treat and eradicate all three forms.

During his recovery from colon cancer, however, there were some complications. Scar tissue from the surgery developed inside his intestines instead of the outside. In other words, his insides were being closed shut. What would normally go through the bottom of his stomach to be further absorbed was being forced back up.

My mother and I had to rush my father to the hospital thirty minutes away instead of the one only five minutes away from the house. Why? Because that is where his doctor is located.

Once we walked him into the Emergency Room entrance, we had to wait for HOURS until someone could take him into an examining room.

Mind you, during this time my father was sitting there with a bucket in his hands quite literally puking out of his mouth what would normally go out the other end of his body. And there was nothing that I or my mother could do other than to sit there with him as he went through this FOR HOURS.

And sitting there in that same room also awaiting help were people wrapped up in bandages, screaming children with ear infections, people in splints and crutches and wheelchairs, people who were in obvious pain and agony, like my father, who also had to sit there and suffer.

How long did Rush have to wait in the Emergency Room in Queen's Medical Center before someone attended to him? Was it hours, like my father had to go through, sitting amidst all of the other people who were hurt and in agony? Or was it nanoseconds?

Of course it's easy to haggle about the fact that Rush Limbaugh is a huge media celebrity who makes millions from his syndicated radio show and his numerous book sales and speaking appearances, and I’m sure he’s worth every penny.

But I also have to wonder if his position on healthcare and reforming the current system would be different if he had to wait alongside my father in that Emergency Room, having to watch him retch and moan in agony, and hear the endless screams and groans and moans of other patients for hours on in.

When the subject is about healthcare and health reform, I don’t have the luxury of doing so while covered by some cushy platinum VIP benefits package that guarantees me immediate care by the best that money can buy. I have to look at this subject in the same way that millions of other hard-working Americans HAVE to look at it… by the four hours of waiting around the Emergency Room amidst all of the other people who needed care and could not get it at their beck-and-call like Rush Limbaugh is currently receiving. By the frustration of my father, who had to sit there with a bucket between his legs, moaning in agony as his intestines closed up and everything that should be going down was being forced back up his throat. By the frustration of my mother, who had to sit there sorting through insurance cards trying to make sure she could present the hospital administrators the right ones to supposedly “hasten” a process that was anything but. And by the needless anguish from both parents as they spend the following weeks trying to coordinate between the hospital and the insurance providers to make sure that checks are cut and payments are made from a multi-billion-dollar bureaucratic process that intentionally has more complications than the initial surgery itself.

THIS is what healthcare is about, Mister Limbaugh. Not the scary tactics generated by your friends like Sarah Palin and Chuck Grassley. Not this delusional fantasy that government would come between you and your doctor, who, in my father's case didn't even bother to show up at the hospital until AFTER he was already undergoing tests, and after being in agony for several HOURS. It's about the people who have to sit in the emergency room for HOURS in pain and agony just to be treated, and then the absolute frustration that comes weeks if not months later as the bills come due and the insurance company executives decide whether or not they should fulfill their part of the deal and pay the parts that they are supposed to cover.

THAT is what the REAL hard-working Americans have to put up with.

Isn't it nice to know, then, Mister Limbaugh, that you and all your friends in Washington and your friends who run the Tea Party meetings don't have to worry about those little details?

So get well soon, Mister Limbaugh, so you can go back on the air and crow about the kind of medical coverage you got, and spin the continual fantasy that you received the kind of care that every other hard-working American currently gets. Just don’t expect people like myself to buy into your mirage and drink the sand that you claim is champagne.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

catching up...



Oh, and be sure to check out the NEW-AND-IMPROVED ShockNet Radio website!!

This site is now on par (and even better than) many mainstream radio websites!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

(And Frack You Bill O'Reilly!)


I hate to see the Visa bill on this wrapping project!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday bailout?

It's sad when you look at this...


It's sad because we ALL seem to be victims of this cruel hoax.

And the solution? A Neo-Con wet dream? THAT'S the solution to get Yule going again? That certainly was last year's wet dream, and it apparently is this year's wet dream as well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 - Worst Ever?

I can relate...


I can give a few more numbers...
100 - the number of times this past year I played the lottery
0 - the number of times I actually WON playing the lottery
2 - the number of consecutive months I had to hear about "family values" politicians who got caught cheating on their wives
0 - the number of days that I even thought I had a chance at a relationship
3 - the number of times I wanted to punch out my HDTV after hearing about South Carolina Governor Sanford gush about his "soulmate" while still wanting to mend things with his scorned wife
31 - the number of years that have gone by that I have never EVER been in a relationship, never mind have a "soulmate".

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

SyFy Pulled A TV-Level Suck

I am really learning to hate "Made For TV" movies. I don't know what it is... maybe it's the poor storylines... the emphasis on dramatic side-stories instead of action... the poor storylines... this asinine idea that you can stretch out ten seconds into two minutes by a bunch of extreme zoom-ins... the poor storylines... the idea that you can't go wrong if you have a cast member of a popular TV show appearing it... the poor storylines... the hidden agendas incorporated into the show... Oh, I know! It's the poor storylines!

My cat can produce better-quality crap than some of these "Made For TV" screenwriters, and he can squeeze them out in the litter box about three-to-five times a day!

The latest film that sucks is SyFy's "Annihilation Earth".

The film stars Luke Goss as a scientist in charge of a near-future program that utilizes supercolliders as an energy source. Yes, supercolliders, plural. We have a hard enough time talking about ONE of them, but apparently in this hypothetical near-future, three of them can power the whole European continent without a single drop of fossil fuels, and have been for ten years by the time the film begins. And now the plan is to expand on this and share the grid with every nation in the world... EXCEPT... yeah, except for the ARAB world. Why? Why not? The Arabs lorded the world with oil, and now some bureaucrat (played by "Star Trek" star Marina Sirtis) with a really bad Southern drawl decides that the Arab world should suffer.

Just minutes into this, one of the scientists who was responsible for this project is suspended. No reason why other than his account was hacked. Oh, and, yeah, he's also an ARAB. (No bigotry here, right guys?)

Meanwhile the actual ARAB bad guy (again, no stereotyping here, right?) has snagged our pretend super-genius' voice and thumbprint, and has used it to sabotage the collider in the French city of Orleans. It goes MEGA-nuclear and takes out Paris and damages most of the cities in Europe. But our paper-pushing bureaucrat with a bad Southern drawl wants to blame it all on the scapegoat ARAB, who is now on the run, which is exactly what our bureaucrat WANTS to have happen.

Now, for the next hour we get our pretend super-genius getting his little crack team of hand-wringers scouring the European non-nuclear wasteland as the world goes mad, planes start crashing, satellites start falling, the Northern Lights move south, and we hear a long repetitious diatribe about something called "The Doomsday Equation", which can be summed up as "we need to keep the other colliders running no matter what or else we're all DEAD". We even have the scapegoat ARAB meeting with the bad guy ARAB, with our delusional bad guy saying he's doing everything for the glory of the Arab world and the scapegoat saying that if he goes through with it then there wouldn't BE a world for the Arabs to rule over. AND THEN, after all that, we spend the LAST few minutes in an actual debate over whether or not the colliders SHOULD be shut down to save the International Space Station, which ends up coming down ANYWAY while our characters discuss it.

I won't spoil the ending here. It does that all by itself. I will say that even if the ending didn't happen the way that it did, it still would have been LAME.

I have always enjoyed Marina Sirtis' acting before now, but this has become the exception. I'm sorry, Ms. Sirtis, but you can't do a southern drawl with a British accent to highlight an ice queen character. The three things just don't work together.

Next... the "Arabs are evil" and "Arabs can't be trusted" and "Payback's a bitch, Arabs" excuses may make good talking points for talk radio, but not for a sound energy policy that is talking about supposedly providing clean and safe energy for everyone. I mean, give clean and safe energy for third world nations, but NOT to Arab states and then complain about the threat of TERRORISM? That's like giving billions to the banks and then acting surprised when they use that money on themselves. You'd pretty much get that of ANY nation that is singled out.

And, hey, how about that plotline of the bad guy? Kidnap the scapegoat and force him to give the access code to shut down the second collider. Why not just repeat what you did the first time around when you blew up the Orleans collider? You had access to that reactor, you could have very easily made the adjustments that you wanted to make and just blew the collider up and gotten the destruction you yearned for! Oh, wait a minute, that would involve better WRITERS! Details, details, DETAILS!

This was a waste of two hours, and, yes, that includes the commercials. Not on the same caliber as the waste of time that NBC and CBS spew with their monstrosities, though... because let's face it, if this ended up on NBC or CBS then it would have been an over-hyped TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL MINI-SERIES, and it would have featured Dean Cain, Shannon Doherty, and Beau Bridges, with Christopher Lee or Frank Langella added for good measure!

Come on Badly-Revamped-Rebranded Network! You're supposed to challenge us to "Imagine Greater", not imagine THAT the junk you're putting out there is greater! Is that too much to ask for?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My point exactly!

WHY IS IT that the air-fluffed ego-driven media is busy going after Tiger Woods, complete with computer animated recreations from "The Sims 3", while our elected grifters and shysters are getting ignored?

Tiger is a marketing brand. He is a tool for sponsors. He doesn't write laws or dictate policies that we ALL have to obey. Meanwhile the career criminals in Washington get away with their blatant hypocrisy and still retains positions of power and influence.



THANK YOU SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for remembering!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How it SHOULD have gone...

Nobel Peace Price award ceremony.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Great Theist Fear


Come on guys, it's the ONION!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Special Message For NeoCons!

ATTENTION ALL CONSERVATIVES AND NEO-CONSERVATIVES!

Did you get upset and flustered because the President of the United States of America DARED to interrupt YOUR scheduled viewing of a holiday classic like the Charlie Brown Christmas Special to talk about some stupid plan for Afghanistan? Were you fuming about the fact that a man that YOU CLAIM was NEVER ELECTED to office, that is secretly some Muslim foreigner, and who is put in office to carry out the socio-communist agenda, DARED to waste a whole hour discussing some fantasy military program that YOU KNOW would never work in the first place instead of letting the networks air good, decent, WHOLESOME, CHRISTIAN programming like the Charlie Brown Christmas Special?

Well now you don't have to worry about fuming on Facebook and looking like a dumbass! In fact, you can show those GAWD-less progressives in the liberal media what REAL CHRISTIANS feel is important by watching the Charlie Brown Christmas Special on YOUR SCHEDULE!

Yes! Why wait until those GAWD-less leftists decide when they will air the wholesome CHRISTIAN special that has served this country well for four decades? And why be forced to spend twenty bucks to some store that benefits COMMUNIST regimes like China just to have the special on DVD? No, watch the special on YOUR schedule for as long as you want to... FOR FREE!

How, you ask? One word... HULU!

Yes, Hulu now has the Charlie Brown Christmas Special available for you to watch at any time between now and January 1st, 2010! This is not a joke! This is not a hoax! And unlike all the other paragraphs in this post, this is SERIOUS!

So what are you doing here? Why aren't you over at Hulu now? Go on over there and show those pinko-commies what you would RATHER see on TV!

Oh, and lay off the Facebook posts. They're just making you look stupid.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 12/05/09 Show Notes

Wow, the year is just about at an end. 

But I do have one more show to do, and it's tonight.  I have some news, some wingnuts on parade, a double-shot from the Brutally Honest Archive, and a rather blunt wrap-up of the year's events.  Is this REALLY the "Decade from Hell"?  Find out what I have to say about that.

So join me THIS SATURDAY (12/05) right here one more time on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category!

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 11/28/09 - LIVE!!! (updated)

If the subject of tonight's show notes (not to mention the lateness of the posting) isn't any indication of what to expect, think about this...

Tonight's show will be LIVE in the ShockNet Studio! No pre-record. No casting pods. This is all LIVE tonight!

Not only that, but we will have the phone lines open for the first time on this show. The number is 866-400-6684.

Also you can join in at the ShockNet chatroom, AND see my ugly mug on the webcam!

So what are you waiting for? JOIN IN!!

ShockNet Radio!


The new heresy begins HERE!



(Update: 12/03)

For those who missed out on the show, I will have the archive up on Sunday. I just have to make some adjustments to it so the songs that were played during the intermission are removed.

I do want to apologize for how the ending was rushed. We were limited to the whole hour and I initially thought I wouldn't have the time to get everything in and it turned out it was the opposite.

The second segment dealt with my trip to the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum. I couldn't take any pictures inside the museum, but I do have the photos from the memorial up on Facebook. Someone in the chatroom said that they hoped when the 9/11 memorial is eventually constructed they have the same moving experience. I hope that's the case.

But there is a reason why this memorial in Oklahoma City is important... because here the enemy wasn't some outside force. It wasn't some stranger striking through proxies halfway around the world. It wasn't some power-mad cleric or some spoiled sheik's boy from Saudi Arabia. Here the enemy was in our own country. Here the enemy was our next-door neighbors, our friends, the people we know, people we work with and talk to, people who were so passionate about what they believed in that they took it to extreme ends. This IS the end result of extremism. These people were where the cons and neo-cons are today in mindset and motive. And if people are not careful and they don't heed the warnings that I've been seeing and that RJ has been seeing, history WILL repeat itself.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



See you on ShockNet Radio this weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

IMPORTANT news for this weekend!

Hey guys, just wanted to update you on some of the important changes going on this week.

FIRST... this past Sunday's "Brutally Honest" show will be uploaded to the Archive on Thursday. I have to do this because I will not be here on Sunday when it is normally uploaded.

Where will I be, you ask? I'll be in Norman, Oklahoma, and I will be doing my normal Saturday night show LIVE in the ShockNet studio!

YES I WILL BE LIVE! This will be the first time in about seven years since Brutally Honest (in all of its incarnations) was ever done LIVE!

RJ Evans will be my engineer, which will be a first for me. I will also have the phone lines open and I will also have the chat room going... although that probably will be RJ responding since I WILL be a little busy on the air.

I'm HOPING that RJ will have the show stored on archive for me to upload in case you guys miss it... but I really think it would be better if you guys got to hear it LIVE as it was intended.

SO be sure to join me this SATURDAY at 7pm Eastern, 6pm Norman, LIVE at ShockNetRadio.com for Brutally Honest!

And don't forget this will be just one of the three shows that I will be doing LIVE in Norman. I will be doing "American Heathen®" on Friday night... which is normally LIVE anyway but will be the first time I'll be in the studio working with RJ instead of doing it remotely through the magic of technology. I will also be showing up in the "Rock and Roll Diner" on Monday night at least for the first hour.

This will be a SUPER-BUSY weekend for me, and I hope you guys get to enjoy it as well.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 11/21/09 Show Notes

Yeah, today IS my birthday. I was actually debating about giving myself a birthday present and doing a repeat, but I'll be going on my end-of-year hiatus soon, so I figured I'd brave an hour. 

What? End-of-year? Already? WHEN? Yeah, that'll be covered in tonight's program. And that's not all too! I've got news, I've got an archive from a few years back, and I've got a new rant about an old whine.

So join me THIS SATURDAY (11/21) right here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category and wish me a Happy Birthday!

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 11/14/09 Show Notes

I've used the phrase "The great disconnect" to describe a lot of situations. Most of them involve wealth... or people WITH wealth. Money apparently makes people either stupid or live in another world completely divorced from reality.

Well "the great disconnect" exists in a lot of issues that deal with money, but tonight I'll be focusing on ONE disconnect that seems to be at the forefront in the news for the past few months.

There's a lot more going on too, so join me THIS SATURDAY (11/14) right here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 11/07/09 Show Notes

I seem to use that word a lot of late... BS BS BS... but there's just too much of it to NOT say anything!

We have, for instance, political games being played by the Dems and the GOP. We have gross ineptitude and betrayals by those in government. We have mind-games being played by party bosses and by trained parrots looking to demonize the people currently in charge. There's so much BS going about that we could probably make a fortune in fertilizer if it really was a solid substance.

There's a lot of it to go about as well so join me THIS SATURDAY (11/07) right here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

Oh, and I also have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT that I mentioned last week that I will be making here on this program. You don't wan to miss out on it!

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Is it really this bad? Yes it is!

Your hot new holiday gift...

(And before you get you hackles up, look at the source.)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Govt says you can't get the flu!

Sorry all you sick people, but you're just going to have to get sick some other time.

(Oh please, it's the ONION! Don't get your underoos in a bunch!)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 10/31/09 Show Notes

Come on... it's no big surprise what this week's show is going to be about, is it? It falls on HALLOWEEN NIGHT! If you're not out trick-or-treating, if you're not gorging yourself out on candy or partying like it's the Last Day of Pompeii, then you're probably overloaded with classic scary stories from years gone by.

So you're probably thinking I'm going to the Brutally Honest Archives again... and you'd be right... PARTLY. But I've also got some NEW things that go bump in the night for you to ponder over. Something BRAND NEW that has NEVER been played before either as a Brutally Honest Rant or as a ShockNet Radio production. What is it? You gotta tune in to find out.

So pour yourself up some Halloween cider, take a few pieces of candy from the Trick-or-Treat bowl, and join me THIS SATURDAY - HALLOWEEN (10/31) right here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Important news for AH

AH News for Friday

This Friday’s “American Heathen®” show will be a very special…

When you think about Halloween frights, you think of names like Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krugger, and Michael Meyers. You think of mindless zombies and diabolical serial killers. But there was one name and one event that in its day that truly scared the world. What is it? You’ll hear it THIS FRIDAY at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, on ShockNet Radio!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 10/24/09 Show Notes

Sometimes you have to say what needs to be said. That's the common theme for this week's show. Sometimes you have say what NEEDS to be said, even though it's unpleasant to hear, even though certain groups DO NOT WANT you to say it, because sometimes saying what needs to be said will SAVE some people some hassles and aggravation.

For instance, there's a certain program from Microsoft that made its debut this week. Do you really think that the folks at Microsoft will want to hear what needs to be said about it? Of course not! What is it, you ask? Well you'll have to tune in. And who else doesn't want to hear what still needs to be said? We'll there is a group out there that needs to hear that hard message, but they certainly don't want anyone to say it... which group am I talking about? Again, tune in and find out!

All of that, plus an update on "Balloon Boy" and a few other things that happened this week, is covered THIS SATURDAY (10/24) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A big hint for this Saturday

Windows 7: should you upgrade? Should you rush right out and get it? Should you even be buying a computer right now?

I'll talk about that this Saturday on my weekly show on ShockNet Radio.

This is the great disconnect.

THIS is the problem right here!!

Unfortunately you can guess who Congress and the White House will listen to... and it ain't the guy on the left.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 10/17/09 Show Notes

Tonight's main subject is about a certain political tactic that I'm sure you're going to look at and think is repugnant. It's going to be a little gruesome, I won't like to you about that. But it is something that is done on a regular basis, the only difference is that I'm breaking it down and laying it out for you to look at for the first time instead of just watching it happen. It has to do with tragedy, it has to do with a lot of emotional feelings, and it has to do with a ticking clock.

Plus, a blast from the Brutally Honest past that fits right in with this time of the year, not to mention the recent gloating of a certain talk show host.

All of that, plus "Balloon Boy" and a few other things that happened this week, is covered THIS SATURDAY (10/17) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, October 16, 2009

At least Obama scored this one...

I'm sure President Obama can rest easy now knowing that his failed bid to give Chicago the 2016 Games has been corrected.

Or not.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 10/10/09 Show Notes

Tonight we go a little into overtime, and for good reason. First, a certain news story came up that YOU KNOW I will talk about (I have to because I said that I would yesterday). Then after a trip down memory lane, I get to the MEAT of the matter... games! And not the kind that we WANT to play, but the kind that end up GETTING PLAYED... and of course played ON US!

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (10/10) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Breaking News: Obama Wins Peace Prize

This just in: President Barack Obama has just been announced as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. This is the first time a sitting US president has won the Peace Prize since Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

No this is not a joke. This is not a hoax.

I am going to say more about this later on... but I just wanted to get this in early to beat the trained parrots of talk radio.

This is BS.

I'm sorry, but I WISH I could say that he earned it. I WISH I could say he's done something meaningful to get it. But he hasn't. All he's done is he's talked. And AS he has talked, his people have been sustaining almost everything the Bush Imperium has put in.

Like I said, I'll go over more about this in my own show tomorrow, but I just wanted to get this in now.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Special Announcement for AH

We have a special guest this week on the "American Heathen®" program.

Michael Weinstein will be on the air with us during the first hour of our program. He is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, an organization dedicated to the restoration of the wall separating church and state when it comes to America's armed forces.

Weinstein is a retired Air Force officer, a former attorney for the Judge Advocate General, a former federal prosecutor, and Assistant General Council to the White House under President Ronald Reagan. His father was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, and his sons are graduates of the Air Force Academy. He has served as both prosecutor and defense council, and he has served as general council to two-time former Presidential candidate H. Ross Perot.

Weinstein's work with the MRFF has caused some evangelicals to not only despise him, but in at least one instance actually advocated (albeit through prayer) for his death. This has led to his latest lawsuit, which will be discussed on the air.

"American Heathen®" is a three-hour LIVE radio broadcast hosted by RJ Evans and David 2. It airs every Friday nights at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, at www.ShockNetRadio.com and is simulcast on www.FreethoughtRadio.com as well as Apple's iTunes radio player under the "Classic Rock" category.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 10/03/09 Show Notes

I am all over the dial this week. We have people making STUPID decisions. We have people who mindless send out a different kind of SPAM. We have a look back at a certain president and how things were back then compared to today. And I explain the TRUTH to liberals who apparently have a hard time seeing it when it comes to talk radio.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (10/03) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I gotta call BS on this!

Check out this picture..
This was taken from my cellphone camera in a local Target store on September 29th!

SEPTEMBER TWENTY-NINTH!

Halloween decorations displayed prominently in front, all sorts of costumes and decorations and candy, and certainly the aroma of chocolate is in the air.

But what's that in the back?

Yes, that's an illuminated display for a co-opted pagan season that does not belong there for a few more months! And it's surrounded by decorations that have nothing to do with the current holiday season.

Have they confused their pagan rituals, you wonder?

No, because when I was in that same store just a couple of days previously, they were still full of Halloween celebration and still had a mix of lawn-and-garden and discount back-to-school stuff.

And behind me when I snapped this quick picture were shelves of wreaths. GREEN wreaths. Not for Halloween or Thanksgiving, mind you, because those would normally be brown and orange. GREEN wreathes are for the OTHER pagan season... the one in DECEMBER. The one that was co-opted by self-righteous crusaders.

The CREEP is in full effect.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 09/26/09

For those of you who missed out on "American Heathen®" last night, you missed a GREAT show! We had PLENTY of people who sounded off and sounded in.

NOW... as to my own show... I'm continuing on the pissed-off part with these cons and neo-cons and their little manipulative ways. I really don't think too many of them understand that they are being manipulated. They are being duped, conned, programmed, by people with ulterior agendas to keep things as they are right now! And we can't get things moving again without getting these people OUT of their cultist trance. They don't seem to realize it, but THEY ARE on the wrong side of history here. And history DOES play a key role in this rant, especially since I put one of history's biggest piece of FICTION in its place. What is it? The answer will shock you.

Plus I have a GREAT blast from the Brutally Honest Archives! Something to do with this past week... a week supposedly dedicated to... ME! Well, you'll find out what I mean about that when you hear it.

All of that, plus some really GOOD news concerning our new FCC chairman, is THIS SATURDAY (09/26) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Call it Pope B16.5


Don't worry, they'll beatify it soon. It'll be a saint before you know it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 09/19/09 Show Notes

GREAT show on "American Heathen®" last night! We had a lot of really good subjects to talk about, and we had some GREAT callers. My thanks to everyone who contributed both on the phone and in the chat room.

NOW... as to my own show... I'm... a little pissed off about some of the discussions of late. Actually that's an understatement. I'm angry at both sides and it's time to put them BOTH in their place. Plus I have a blast from the Brutally Honest Past concerning a certain element of healthcare that you may not expect.

All of that, plus an important announcement, is THIS SATURDAY (09/19) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Watergate FINALLY Answered

John Dean, former White House Council for the Nixon Administration, has been a frequent critic of the old Bush Imperium. He should know a thing or two about abuses of power because he experienced it first-hand. He knows the games that presidents play.

His new book is a sequel to his best-selling story "Blind Ambition". This one is called "Blind Ambition: The End of the Story", in which Dean FINALLY gets the answers he was looking for regarding one of the most darkest periods of the Nixon Administration.



Pay attention to what he has to say in this interview with Keith Olbermann.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another week, another technical FUBAR (fixed)

Sorry folks, but I'm currently having problems uploading the archive.

Last week it was because Ourmedia was down. This week I can't get the upload program to log in.

Oh, and for those who were having problems hearing the show last night, I apologize. We had a double-fail between the scheduling program and the backup computer shutting down. Couldn't happen at any other time, right?

Well the show DID go on, even if we had to restart it, but if you missed out on it, you can sign up with iTunes and get the archive next week... presuming we can get the archive software to work THIS week.

Par for the course for me this week, unfortunately.


Update 09/14: The problem has been fixed and the archive from September 5th is now online and available through the Archives or iTunes.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 09/12/09 Show Notes

First of all, I want to thanks everyone who helped in the chat room and called in during "American Heathen®" last night! We had a lot of good subjects to talk about and RJ and I really got into them and I hope it was a GREAT show for those who tuned in.

NOW... as to my own show... obviously I'll be talking about the news, and specifically about the disgraceful actions of the GOP (aka the "Christian Nationalist Party") this past week, and how one of them compared to his counterpart of a century and a half ago. Also I have a blast from the Brutally Honest past... a REALLY LONG PAST at that! And then a discussion about people who want to use government to protect ourselves FROM ourselves, and why that is always a bad thing.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (09/12) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Oh, and by the way, listeners to AH also heard the debut of my production assistant... BORIS D. CATSKI!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Archive may be delayed (fixed)

The folks at Ourmedia, which works with the Internet Archive, currently have their web site down, which means I'm not able to get last week's show uploaded. Hopefully this will be a brief delay.

Stay tuned for updates.


Update: 09/07 - Ourmedia is back online and the show from 08/29 is now available through the Archive page and through iTunes

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 09/05/09 Show Notes

WHEW! WHAT A RUSH!

I had a really great time with the debut of American Heathen® last night! We had been planning this for a long time and it's really great to finally get this started, and with quite the reception! Thanks to everyone who called in and everyone who took part in the chat room. I hope you guys will be sticking around because it can only get better and better from here!

NOW... as to my own show... I'll be picking up where RJ and I left off about libertarians and how to spot the real from the fakes. That and I'll be talking about something that happened eight years ago this coming Friday and its affect on us today.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (09/05) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Are you ready for the Heathen?

It's time, guys...

"American Heathen
®" starts TONIGHT at 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central at ShockNet Radio.

This will be LIVE RADIO!!!!

THERE WILL BE NO ARCHIVE TO THIS! There will be NO TRANSCRIPTS! This is RJ Evans and myself ripping it up on key issues involving politics, religion, society, the media, and all of it LIVE!

Contact information will be at the ShockNet Radio website. We will take calls through our 800-number. We will have a live chatroom going on. (Obviously because I'll be on the air LIVE I won't have too much time to chat, but I will be monitoring it.)

HOW TO LISTEN:
Option 1: Go to www.ShockNetRadio.com and click the big link that says "Click To Listen In". You can either use the built-in Windows Media to hear the station, or use the WinAmp link if you don't like Windows Media.
Option 2: Open up iTunes and go to the RADIO portion of the player. (If you don't have iTunes, you can download it for FREE at their website.) There, double-click on the "Classic Rock" category to expand it and then scroll down to find "ShockNet Radio".
Option 3: Go to www.FreethoughtRadio.com and listen in from there. We will once again be simulcast on Freethought Radio thanks to Lauren Floyd and the rest of the Freethought staff.

3 options, ZERO EXCUSES!

This is it guys... RJ and I are really very excited about this and I hope as many of you join in as possible.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 08/29/09 - Show Notes

IT IS COMING! 

IT... IS... COMING!!!!!

IT... IS... AMERICAN HEATHEN®!

What? Did you think I was going to say "the end of the world"?

Well, OKAY, I do discuss the latest, greatest, bit of disaster pr0n out there as well, and why we're hooked on it more than the jingly kind. But first of course I need to get a few things cleared up about our upcoming brand NEW show on ShockNet Radio, and... yes... it is BRAND NEW! This ain't your older brother's Heathen show dusted off from out of the closet! What do I mean? You'll find out!

Plus... A special comment on the so-called "Lion of the Senate" (and thankfully they didn't say "driving force"), and the link between con/neo-con negativity and credibility.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (08/29) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under the "Classic Rock" category. (Yeah, it used to be under 2 categories, but I'll explain what happened there.)

And don't forget that I will also (hopefully) be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

They SAY she said...

I won't say who posted this, but it supposedly comes from a woman's perspective. Digest this and my rebuttal at your leisure (and at your risk)...

* Your last name stays put.

So can hers if she so chooses.

* The garage is all yours.

As long as we don't mind working around her Urban Assault Vehicle, and would we go ahead and check the oil while we're in there? She sorta-kinda forgets these things.

* Wedding plans take care of themselves.

She would not WANT us taking care of the wedding!!! This is HER day, this is HER dream come true, this is HER "happily ever after", and she will REMIND us of that a million times between proposal and honeymoon.

* Chocolate is just another snack.

We just allow for alternatives. Beer... pizza... chips...

* You can be President.

So can she nowadays. Didn't we have this conversation just last year?

* You can never be pregnant.

And she will NEVER LET US FORGET THAT!

* You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.

So can she, if she's not self-conscious about it.

* You can wear NO shirt to a water park

And we REALLY wish she could too.

* Car mechanics tell you the truth

They just can't BS us as much, but they do try.

* The world is your urinal.

Better plumbing. Still not a good trade-off if you consider what goes into a prostrate check.

* You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

We don't always have to sit down - see above.

* You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

She doesn't have to figure out how to thread a needle.

* Same work, more pay.

We're getting laid off more and being forced to accept less for the same work if we DO get hired. You want to trade?

* Wrinkles add character.

But not appeal or stamina. For that you need green.

* Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.

Nobody compliments us on the tux.

* People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.

Better conversation pieces.

* New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

We don't consciously engage in masochism to look more appealing. Unless you count hair transplants... and those vacuum-things that pull on our... nevermind...

* One mood all the time.

She asks us to cry, she wants us to cry, then when we cry she wishes we didn't and thinks we have a mommy-complex. If we are of one mood it is because SHE insisted upon it.

* Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

That's because we like face-to-chest conversations better!

* You know stuff about tanks..

We have experience in having to protect ourselves from merciless assaults.

* A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

So can hers if she didn't plan for fifty activities for each day of that vacation.

* You can open all your own jars..

She can take off her own bra...

* You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

We're having to work from an emotional deficit and an expectation of thoughtlessness.

* If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend

We don't use social niceties as tools of psychological warfare. (See the reference about tanks.)

* Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.

Not for the underwear SHE WANTS us to wear!!! Besides, $8.95? That's in the BOYS section! Men's section is at $12.95.

* Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

We're not complimented on our choice of footwear. If ours stand out, we get laughed at.

* You almost never have strap problems in public.

We don't design clothes that are incompatible with bras and then require women to wear them underneath those clothes.

* You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

We see them, we just don't care about them.

* Everything on your face stays its original color.

You apparently haven't seen my photo...

* The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

Presuming we still have hair.

* You only have to shave your face and neck.

... and back and shoulders and butt and the... well... DOWN THERE!

* You can play with toys all your life.

She accuses us of not growing up.

* One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.

We don't make it a big deal to be in sync with the seasons.

* You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

That's because she doesn't value our legs.

* You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.

And when the people who make the Swiss Army knives come up with one with a built-in polish brush with gloss, then so can she.

* You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

Yes, we can choose to never have a girlfriend ever again... not much of a choice if you think about it.

And speaking of which... WE weren't the ones that insisted that HER grooming habits make her look underage! (And YOU KNOW which area I'm talking about!)

And finally...

* You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

As long as they don't mind they come from the $.99 Store. And besides, who came up with the saying "It's the THOUGHT that counts?" Maybe if she encouraged us to have more than one mood, we'd put better appreciation into these things!


Well, there you have it...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 08/22/09 Show Notes

Writer's block sucks...

Yeah, I know this is RADIO we're talking about, but there's still a lot of preparation work that I have to put into doing these shows, and that takes time to come up with stuff that I will be discussing and how it can be phrased. And even in radio, writer's block SUCKS! I had all sort of idea that I wanted to discuss, and instead, because of writer's block, a lot of it got pushed back or whittled down.

So what WILL be in the queue for this week?

Well I have an important letter about a huge organization that has ASKED me to relay it to the listeners. I have a couple of news stores to talk about. I have a blast from the Brutally Honest past that I think a lot of you can understand. And I have a discussion about splitting hairs when it comes to group activities. What sort of splitting hairs? Well it'll make sense when you hear it.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (08/22) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pen FAIL

Pay close attention to the pen on the right of the screen.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

JUST a little extreme...


The really disgusting part is that these are the SAME SYCOPHANTS that spent the last eight years telling the rest of us that we all had to bow down to the will of the Bush Imperium, that their holy savior George W. and his apostles, Saint Karl, Saint Condi, Saint Gonzo, and especially the exalted most high Uncle Dick, were the only people that could keep the unworthy and unclean safe from the evils of the world.

These hypocrites that are screaming "NO" today were as recently as last year SCREAMING for government control, DEMANDING government action, and said that NO PRICE WAS TOO HIGH for the Holy Bush Empire!

As someone who TRULY understands and appreciates freedom... these hypocrites are DISGUSTING, DISHONORABLE, and DISRESPECTFUL!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 08/15/09 Show Notes

Just because I discussed a subject once doesn't mean I'm through dissecting it.

And thus this week I once again delve into the whole matter of healthcare reform.

First up is one of the new talking heads on cable news trying to get a certain group of people to speak out, and speak up, for President Obama's cause. Problem being, they're not a group this new talking head should be getting involved with. I'll explain why.

Then I get past the minutia and get to one of the key reasons why the healthcare issue has not gone away, and what it really takes to MAKE it go away. (Here's a hint: it doesn't involve the government.)

All of that is tonight, THIS SATURDAY (08/15) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! Just go to the CHATROOM portion of the website and log into the "Brutally Honest" chatroom. No registration is required and no personal information will be gathered for being there.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 08/08/09 Show Notes

Every so often something will come up that will just hit me where it hurts... this week, I have two subjects that did that.

First, if you're a friend of the Bunny (and you know what I'm talking about), I have a special comment about its plight and what it needs to do to get back its glory.  Then we have a blast from the Brutally Honest past... and then something that happened this past week that REALLY hits me where it hurts.  What is it?  You'll just have to tune in to find out.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (08/08) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!  We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 08/01/09 Show Notes

I have an interesting challenge for you the listeners this week. It's a test of individuality. Can you measure up?

Also, I have another blast from the Brutally Honest past. Art? Religion? Creativity? Why don't they get along? Find out why!

All of that, plus my take on how to deal with CNN's overinflated ego, is THIS SATURDAY (08/01) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/25/09 Show Notes

Okay, I'm just going to come out and say it.

Tonight's show is about healthcare. A whole show... well, after the news... dedicated to healthcare reform. What needs to be done, what IS NOT being done, what is not being discussed, who will be paying for it, and what would I do differently...

This is a serious look at a serious issue, and if it seems like I am getting very graphic in the discussion, it is because frustration is getting the better of me over this whole situation. You want a solution? I'll give you one. But fair warning... you may not like it.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/25) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New AH aritcle

I just posted a brand new article over at the "American Heathen®" blogsite.

Beware C Street

It's a follow-up to RJ's entry about the same subject, although, as you can tell, I took a broader look into the matter.

Please check out BOTH articles and post your comments there.

Monday, July 20, 2009

TV that SUCKS!

Okay boys and girls, I'm going to blow my stack on this subject, so bear with me.

I just went through the perfect reason to have a DVR. In other words, yes, I just finished watching the second half of the 2-part "Meteor" movie on NBC.

Now I remember the ORIGINAL 1979 "Meteor" movie starring the Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, and Karl Malden. It wasn't exactly "Earthquake" or "The Towering Inferno", but it also stuck with two things: the drama of getting Americans and Russians to work together, and the effects of having small meteors hit while trying to stop the big one.

The updated "Meteor" two-part movie was an even bigger waste of time.

First of all, same premise as the original version. A comet hits a huge asteroid and sends it to Earth. Smaller asteroids preceed it and cause all sorts of damage. America decides the only way to stop the global-killing asteroid from hitting Earth is to launch nuclear missiles. Yes the same missiles that were sitting in silos for over fifty years and we don't know if they would even launch, never mind make it into space, never mind hit something in orbit.

What complicates matters, though, are a series of people who are idiots or people who have no business being in the movie other than to waste time. And most of this movie is wasting time. We have emergency preparedness instructions that somehow don't work. We have evil killers looking for revenge that don't want to stay dead. We have a genius who was so smart he was banished to Mexico for being a flake, and an assistant who is supposedly just as smart as the flake who has to take over once he's killed and most of the time she's constantly whining about needing to get someplace she never really GETS to! Oh, and she seems to be cursed with every possible evil and danger that a lame-ass screenwriter could come up with to DRAG this failed abomination through all four hours.

Yes, we have the Russians along for the ride, and the Chinese too for good measure, but this little trinket from the original story gets inserted as an afterthought at nearly the end of this abomination and instantly lost by the whiny little prissy girl-genius desperately trying to hide her mammary glands while at the same time crying about not being able to get to where she never ends up in because Murphy's Law is seemingly on a bigger rag than her!

I swear if I didn't have my DVR so I could fast-forward through ninty-nine percent of this crap I would have either destroyed my TV set or took a running leap off the balcony! That is how badly this whole thing SUCKED!

And advertisers actually PAID for this crap? They PAID for this? They really paid MONEY for this? This wasn't a quid-pro-quo deal? They should demand a refund!

Of course a good part of the whole four hours was for in-house advertising. They wanted to whore out their new season of mind-numbing programs. Like the rescue teams that run into super-disasters. And the self-righteous baby-faced nurse that arrogantly claims to know more than doctors that went through all those years of medical school.

By the way, can someone PLEASE find these TV executives and slap them silly until they agree to STOP CREATING SHOWS ABOUT KNOW-IT-ALL NURSES? It's bad enough that you flooded the airwaves with burned-out doctors that pretend to care, and flaky cops that acutally catch bad guys. What's next? The insurance adjuster that actually PAYS THE CLAIM?

Oh, and even worse, they kept on hyping THE NEXT DISASTER SPECIAL of theirs, which you know will be a DISASTER in more ways than one!

Somewhere in Los Angels, Irwin Allen is spinning in his grave. HE knew how to do a disaster movie where the only disaster was on the screen, not in the production!

The "BIG" earthquake, the "BIG" California-splitting "Where is Superman" earthquake, the "BIG" continent-splitting earthquake, the killer storm cell, the SUPER-killing storm cell generated by all of the evil electricity, the asteroid shower that actually makes the 1980's arcade game look good...

JUST STOP IT!

YOU SUCK! YOU ALL SUCK!

Every single one of you TV producers and directors and screenwriters who think that you can create a mega-disater film, YOU ALL SUCK!

My cat squeezes out better quality material every day when he goes to the litter box!

What is it with Hollywood? Why can't they come up with a good STORY? I mean was Bernie Madoff THAT much of a Ponzi Schemer that he took your money AND your brains? Are you intentionally TRYING to shove us all into the Internets?

Or maybe you want us to seek sanctuary at the local cineplex, where we can watch QUALITY movies about...



... never mind.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/18/09 Show Notes

Boy what a week! Just when you think you have everything you need to talk about, BOOM! Something big hits the wire services!

Yes, Walter Cronkite's death is something that I'll be talking about on my show.

Also will have a special "Unflushed Award" to give out at the end of the news segment.

Then I have a particular gripe with Hollywood and a trend that prissy little suck-up actresses have been involved with that really needs to come to an end. If there are any fans of MrSkin.com out there, you NEED to pay attention to this segment!

Finally, a longtime Brutally Honest supporter recently sent me a great question that I will answer in detail concerning freedom and responsibility. I really enjoy these kinds of questions, so I hope the rest of you will also ask some of your own.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/18) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the "Brutally Honest" chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there! We even retooled it so now it's easier to access the chatroom AND hear the show.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

In a nutshell


Atlanta's traffic woes simplified.

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/11/09 Show Notes

Take a week off for fireworks and what happens? The hypocrites get outrageous and the flakes get flakier!

Oh, and in case you missed out on last weekend's freedom special, just click on the PLAY button.


I have a bipartisan smackdown to deliver this week.

First up, the Republicans get a long-needed lecture on something they have abandoned. I also make mention of this past week's column, so if you haven't read it yet, here's your chance to. And then the Dems get a subtle reminder of WHY they are where they are right now and why I've been able to predict their actions.

As the Bard once penned, though madness, there be method. And certainly there is a reason why I am critical of the players today that I hope will be apparent by the time the show finishes.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/11) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

And don't forget that I will also be in the chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com during the show, so I hope to see you there!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 07/04/09 Show Notes (Sort of)

Well this week's show just HAPPENS to fall on the Fourth of July. Independence Day! (Well for the United States, for those international fans out there.) The day where we celebrate when a bunch of learned people from thirteen British colonies told the King of England and Parliament that they were self-righteous, self-serving dictatorial thugs and we didn't want to have anything to do with them anymore. 233 years later, we don't tolerate IMPORTED arrogance... it has become our number one EXPORT.

Anyway, this week's show will be a repeat, but it won't just be ANY old repeat. It will be the very special Fourth of July show from 2008, dedicated to the memory of the late comedian George Carlin, who had died just a few days before the show was recorded, and it involves the one question that politicians DO NOT WANT YOU TO ASK! (And no that question is not "Have you stopped cheating on your wife yet?")

If you are a relatively new fan of the world of Brutally Honest, then this Saturday's show will certainly be an eye-opener for you, and I hope it will be something that will generate a lot of discussion in your world.

All of that is THIS SATURDAY (07/04) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at www.shocknetradio.com and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

Normally I'd be pointing folks to the chatroom at www.shocknetradio.com, but since this week's show is a repeat (and I don't know what my holiday schedule will be yet), I probably won't be able to have the chatroom open, but please be sure to join me next week as I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about then!

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!