Saturday, January 31, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 01/31/09 Show Notes

You know, it wasn't that long ago when we were complaining about a certain Texas doofus that kept himself in a delusion bubble. Sadly we are finding out that he wasn't the only one with a delusion bubble. The "great disconnect" is so strong that it knocked someone into getting an Unflushed Award. Just how bad did this person screw up? Is it enough to give him or her the big clogger or just a "floater"? Find out tonight!

Also, what DOES it take to fix the economy? Find out from the guy that has a far BETTER track record at spotting these things than the people in power.

And tonight's show will kick off the start of a new series called "Dangerous Words". What are they and why are they dangerous? Find out!

All of that is TONIGHT (01/24) 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 either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Friday, January 30, 2009

The economy

Yes it really is this bad.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

And the "Great Disconnect" is explained!


And the great part is that I don't have to explain it! It pretty much says it all!

yes it's THAT bad...


The really REALLY scary part is that although this was done in jest,it could very well be tomorrow's REAL news story!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quick message to the podcast subscribers

Just a quick message for the folks that subscribe to the podcast archives of my show...

The archive from the January 17th season premiere of "Brutally Honest on ShockNet Radio" is now up and available for you to download and listen to at your leisure.

If you missed out on the show, or if you're curious to see what the audio experience is all about, now is the perfect time to sign up for the podcast archives. The podcasts are FREE and you can get them through Apple's iTunes player by going to the iTunes store and doing a search for "David 2's Media" (there's only ONE entry for that kind of search so you know it's the right one)...

OR you can just click on this link and it'll get you there.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 01/24/09 Show Notes

This week's show was a little spirited, partly because I'm taking down some of the key pillars of neo-con thinking.

Pillar #1: the myth about torture. You know these neo-cons really sold America a bill of goods about torture, and they really don't care about the consequences of that scam. It's high time that the TRUTH comes out about this.

Pillar #2: the myth about business and capitalism. You want to know what REALLY pushes people towards socialism? I'll tell you what it is using a certain "letter" that has been spread around the Internet of late.

One more thing... the quality of tonight's program may be a little off. Sorry, but when I was putting the show together I was getting some interference from the cables. I have since fixed the connection and tried to filter out the static I was getting, but you may hear a bit of it in the show itself. Unfortunately that's part of the problem when you're adjusting to more powerful toys.

All of that is TONIGHT (01/24) 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 either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The reason for the flub

Chief Justice John Roberts screwed up the reciting of the Oath of Office for President Obama. You would think that this guy would know better, huh? I mean, it's not that hard to figure out. It's not like that five-minute diatribe that the VP is supposed to utter.

But someone actually came up with a reason why Roberts flubbed up the oath...


Thankfully someone got Roberts to show up last night to re-administer it with Obama.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Breaking News: COPA IS DEAD!

It's finally game over for the ill-named Child Online Protection Act.

This is the sequel to the Communications Decency Act (thus earning the name CDA 2.0) that would have outlawed anything considered "indecent" online. The original CDA, incorporated into the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996, was seriously neutered by the Supreme Court in the classic decision Reno v. ACLU. This is where the majority decision declared that the Internet was the greatest possible forum for free speech and thus deserved the greatest possible protection from government intrusion under the First Amendment.

The government responded in 1998 by passing COPA, which supposedly was designed to address specific areas of the Internet and required specific changes in websites in order to "protect children". President Bill Clinton knew that this law would not pass constitutional muster and yet he violated his Oath of Office and signed it into law anyway, saying that it was "for the courts to decide", even though they had already decided in the Reno v. ACLU decision.

The Supreme Court actually gave COPA two chances to survive. The first was when they reversed a lower court decision saying that it could not issue a blanket restraining order without first having a hearing. But thsoe same five justices did warn the government that the law WOULD PROBABLY NOT pass constitutional muster should it come before them. The White House, then under the control of the Bush Imperium, dragged their ass during the hearing, hoping to wear out the plaintiff through attrition. They failed, and the law was ruled unconstitutional.

And now the Supreme Court has put the final nail in the coffin of COPA/CDA2.0 by refusing to review the decision and let stand the lower court's ruling.

This is a law that never should have been written. It was crafted in vengeance, pushed into action by self-rightous special interest groups, signed into law by a president that violated his Oath of Office, and defended by TWO White House tenures that didn't care about the Constitution.

The good news is that it is DEAD. Hopefully it will NOT come back again through some other legislation... but I wouldn't be the farm on that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

quick Inaugural thought

Oh tell me I didn't hear that....

Oh tell me I DID NOT HEAR TWO MILLION PEOPLE sing the "Nya-Nya-Nya-Nya" song as George W. Bush, now the FORMER President of the United States, flew out town!

Yes, I did hear it.

Oh that's rich!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Will Junior Do It?

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock...

The hour fast approaches....

Will Junior do it?

Will he pardon the people who should never be pardoned?

Will he pardon Scooter? Cheney? Harriet? Rove? Will he pardon the Enron executives? Will he pardon the Abu Graib soldiers? Will he pardon the people at Blackwater? Or the ones at Haliburton?

Or how about Barney? You know that little slipper-muncher actually ATTACKED a reporter!

How about Blago? Will Blago get pardoned? Boy that would be a slap in the face for federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, the same guy that successfully prosecuted Scooter.

How about Spitzer? You know, help out a fellow Republican.

Oh, hey, how about those banking and investment officials that are responsible for really hosing the economy?

Or maybe he already pardoned anyone and everyone listed above, including throwing one in for himself, and kept them all a "Homeland Security" secret until after he leaves. Now that's a scary thought, isn't it?

Or how about those two Border cops that got thrown in prison for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the ass? You know, Ramos and Campion? The two that Lou Dobbs constantly bitches and cries over.

But, you know, time's a-wasting... can't have Junior sit on it forever. He has until 12noon tomorrow and then he loses that power.

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock...


Update: Junior just commuted the sentences of those two border cops, but he didn't flat-out pardon them. It was probably the best compromise, although you know Dobbsy will still be pissed.

Still no word about pardoning Barney.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The The Impotence of Proofreading

One of my more "buoyant" Playmate friends actually sent me this. (And by the way, if you ever saw her then you would agree with me on that assessment. She may have been a Playmate of the late 80's but she still has a killer face and natural body that puts most 21st Century Playmates TO SHAME!)

This is the kind of problem that I've had had to encounter two manny timez as a writer.

Olbermann: 8 Years in 8 Minutes

Keith says it all....


The ONLY thing I find fault with it is his assertion that we shouldn't blame Clinton for the 01 recession. Sorry Keith but you are DEAD WRONG on that! The groundwork for the 01 recession started in 1998 when companies began announcing layoffs that wouldn't start taking effect until 2000 or 2001. In fact in 2000 I made an open wager that depending on who got elected President, the media would not say the dreaded "R-word" (Recession) for months if Al Gore won, or just a few minutes if George Bush won. I would not be able to make that kind of a wager if this recession did not happen under Clinton's watch.

My record is intact on that. Bush barely got off the podium on Inauguration day when ABC News talked about the "looming recession".

By the way, my record for predicting economic problems is also undefeated. 3-0 for predicting economic trouble, as opposed to 0-3 for the government's so-called "experts".

Sad SAD commentary on airlines

The REALLY sad part is they're really not that far off from trying this.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 01/17/09 Show Notes

We're back!

Yes, the show that infuriates liberals and conservatives is BACK for another season on ShockNet Radio!

You know that old saying "Out with the old and in with the new"? Well, you have to get rid of the OLD before you can welcome in the NEW. So tonight's show will be about getting rid of the old. Like the old preachers of the church of the all-powerful state and the old philosophy that they employed. And, of course, like the OLD president.

This will be pretty much the LAST time I get to put my digs into George W. Bush and his Imperium, so obviously I'm going to make this one count. After this Tuesday, it all on the Obama Administration... and it will certainly be refreshing to actually CALL his tenure an ADMINISTRATION.

All of that is TONIGHT (01/17) 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 either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories. And don't forget the new weekly column for 2009 will start on Monday (01/19). For the podcasters, you'll have to wait until the 25th to hear the show... or just tune in TONIGHT.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"It's ill.."

So I'm watching the new season on "24" on the local Fox affiliate. (Thank you Comcast DVR!) You know, the show that judges and Imperium supporters all cite for their examples of why the Imperium needed unlimited and unquestionable power. So the scene turns to two FBI agents that had one of the former counter-terrorist agents in custody, and one of the agents tells her superior that they need to explore "other methods" of getting information, and her superior tells her that they can't even fathom using those. He starts saying "It's ill..."

And suddenly the scene jumps and the agent throws down her earpiece and leaves in disgust.

INTERESTING!

Was that accidental? Maybe a video glitch? Or did someone in Fox actually try to cut out the scene where the supervisor said that using torture to get information was... ILLEGAL?

Yeah, when you have judges and politicians and pundits all proclaiming that "24" is the holy grail of their legal justifications, it's a little hard for them to be told that there are certain actions of the government that would actually be AGAINST THE LAW.

Monday, January 12, 2009

File this under WTF

This actually made it out to the wire services. It may not last very long, but I'm posting it here just to be safe.

Hey guys? If it's a test, then don't put this stuff out there!


Test Broccoli Spears possibly in talks
Jan 12, 2:03 PM (ET)

QA Test

LONDON (AP) - This is a test of the Associated Press and not intended for Publication or Broadcasting.

The Broccoli family, long involved in the James Bond franchise did not confirm rumors that they were in talks with Pop singer Brittany Spears to be one of the bond girls in the next film, whose title has not yet been released.

However both Broccoli and Spears reps were seen in meetings in and around London during the shooting of the last Bond film Quantum of Solace. Also reportedly Spears flew in for one day to do a test shoot with current Bond man Daniel Craig.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

An old classic comes back

There’s a certain movie that has been making the rounds on the cable channels here.. it’s John Carpenter’s low-budget flick “They Live”.

Yes, the one starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Keith David, where Piper gives his memorable quote “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I’m all out of bubblegum.

But it’s not the clich├ęd zingers or the weird alien theme that makes this movie so memorable and hits so close to home.

It’s what happens while all of this is going on.



The basic theme here is that we have all been lulled into this state of semi-sleep, being fed mindless minutia telling us to consume and obey. Television is full of mindless junk with subliminal messages reinforcing simple messages such as “consume”, “obey”, “marry and reproduce”, and of course “sleep”.

And while all of this is going on the great economic gap gets wider and wider. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, only there are getting to be more and more poor people than rich ones. And if they start to figure out what is going on, the police show up ready to kill without question, and sometimes without an apparent reason.

Of course it’s all part of a larger plan… and that plan is the rest of the story for the movie, so I won’t let you know what that is if you haven’t seen it yet.

Yes we tell ourselves that this is just a movie. It’s just a story being told by actors and special effects.

And yet at the same time, we are seeing the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer… just like in the movie.

We see the return of tent cities thanks to all of the people displaced by foreclosures… just like in the movie.

We are seeing unemployment going up and up… just like in the movie.

We are watching people who believe in playing fair and putting in a hard day’s work get screwed over time and time again… just like in the movie.

We are having our heads filled with mindless minutia on TV and radio and in the magazines, with very subtle messages telling us to “consume”, “obey”, “watch”, “marry and reproduce”, and “sleep”… just like in the movie.

And we are seeing a more militant police force abusing its power more blatantly and without fear of reprisals… just like in the movie.

Coincidence? In all likelihood, sure. No doubt the only true ulterior motive for the events happening in the here and now are greed and an unrestrained lust for power.

Grand overall conspiracy? You sometimes have to wonder.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy 2009! Short ramblings and Important Updates!

Happy 2009!

I hope you guys had a really great holiday season.

Okay, I have to get a few things off my chest about New Year’s Eve.

CNN: Someone needs to tell Kathy Griffin that she’s running shotgun to Anderson Cooper, and that’s NOT a job you want to amped on whatever she was on that made her into such a frigging PAIN! I had to put the TV on mute just to shut her up… and I’m sure every reporter there that ended up getting their face-time run over by her wished they could do the same thing.

ABC: I’m sorry, but Dick Clark needs to hang it up. I don’t want to say it, but he has gotten more and more unintelligible after his stroke. This year I couldn’t understand what the hell he was saying AT ALL!

I know it’s been a tradition; I know he would like to keep on doing this until he physically can’t, but… HE PHYSICALLY CAN’T! His mouth can no longer physically articulate the thoughts in his head! And I’d like to think that he would be getting better and better after the stroke, but he hasn’t.

Also, and this applies to all of the networks that did on-the-spot reporting, please DO NOT stick a reporter in front of a bunch of screaming banshees that are supposedly someone’s daughters amped up on Starbucks and anticipation of seeing the Jonas Brothers in concert. You will hear nothing but their incessant shrieking. You would think that they would learn this by now, wouldn’t you? After all this was going on back when the Beatles were on TV! Do people not remember these things?

Online: Kudos to MSNBC for doing live streaming simulcast. Panasonic originally sponsored “Earthcam” celebrations but somehow it got reduced to being a one-page streaming shot from Times Square. Still, not bad if you couldn’t get TV and you didn’t want to be hit with endless talking.

YES We Know It’s COLD!: It’s New York on New Year’s Eve. It’s SUPPOSED to be cold! You don’t need to demonstrate how fast a Coca-Cola with ice will become an ice brick.

Oh, and I loved all of the sudden weddings, engagements, and pregnancies. I wonder how many of them were sudden revelations to their friends and relatives.

On the plus side… this year I wasn’t awakened at all times of the night by stupid people shooting off fireworks! Probably can chalk that up to the economy rather than people coming to their senses.


Okay…on to the more important stuff…

I’ve been working on the radio show stuff over the break. I’ve retooled the main theme and will have a new version of it ready when the show comes back with all new material in a couple of weeks.

One of the regular features I want to bring in for 2009 will be a new series called “Dangerous Concepts”, which examines all of the dangerous buzzwords and notions that are a threat to a truly free society. You’ll recognize most if not all of these buzzwords, but you probably won’t be aware of the kind of threat to freedom they really represent.

Also I’ll have some new promos for you guys, and I’m also working on some new “Minute of Clarity” clips, which I’ve been getting plenty of good compliments on.

So… when WILL I be coming back on with all new stuff?

THE BIG WEEK will start as follows:

January 14th: “High Instability” will come back on the air LIVE at 8pm Eastern.

January 16th: “Rock and Roll Diner” will be back on the air LIVE at 8pm Eastern.

January 17th: “Brutally Honest on ShockNet” will be back with NEW material at 7pm Eastern.

January 19th: “Brutally Honest” will have an all-new column just in time for the inauguration of President Obama.

And for those of you that get the podcasts via iTunes, the first archive for 2009 will be posted on January 25th.

The rest of the schedule is still TBA.

Oh, by the way, for those with iTunes podcasts, you may be getting some teasers in the next few weeks. I’ll be working on a few new commercials for ShockNet that I’ll want to include on the website, and the only way I can do that is to upload them to the radio archive. They’re really quick and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

It's been a pretty busy time here, guys, so I hope you like what we at ShockNet and Get Brutal Productions have been brewing.