Saturday, January 14, 2017

Some Cold And Flu Myths And Why They Are False

Here is a fact to keep in mind.  You are probably going to get sick this winter, cold, flue, sinus infection (which I seem to have caught the black plague of sinus infections) and we have all heard the myths.  don't go outside in the cold without a coat or you'll catch cold, I got the flu from the flu vaccine, going out in the cold will make the cold symptoms worse, don't drink milk or eat ice cream when you have a cold.  A cold can turn in to the flu, etc  All false and the article linked below explains why these and other things people believe about the cold and flu are myths. 

How You can Support Planned Parenthood As They Are Under Attack From Extremist Law Makers

As you may know, many right wing extremist law makers want to defund Planned Parenthood which would deny women access to important and life saying care.  These law makers misatakenly belive that Planned Parenthood does most of its business preforming aboutrions.  And yes, while many Planned Parenthood clinics (including ours in Ottawa Illinois) It actually makes up less then two percent of what they actually do.  Here are the other services Planned Parenthood provides.

From our local Planned Parenthood website in Ottawa Illinois the Planned Parenthood Webpage.

  • Abortion services and counseling
  • Adolescent sexual health
  • Clinical breast exams
  • Comprehensive birth control services
  • Emergency contraception (morning after pill)
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccine (TWINRIX)
  • HIV counseling and testing
  • HPV vaccine (Gardasil)
  • Miscarriage management
  • Permanent sterilization
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention
  • Pregnancy testing and options counseling
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Transgender hormone therapy
  • Ultrasound dating
  • Urinary tract health and infection screening
  • Well-person exam

If planned Parenthood is defunded:  Your daughter, sister, wife, girlfriend, nieces, and any other woman in your life will loose access to this important and in many cases life saving care.  Could you live with yourself if your daughter or girlfriend died of cervical cancer because your local Planned Parenthood had to close because its funding was cut off?  The far right seems a bit too obsessed with what women do with their reproductive rights and this needs to stop.  In fact the government already does not fund Abortion Services, a fact that they don't seem to remember very well.  

Here is where to donate.  Half  of you donation goes to you local Planned Parenthood Clinic

If you can't afford to donate money, You can drop by with some coffee and donuts or some kind of food.

Here are some other ways you can help

We need to stop these right wing extremists from putting millions fo women's health and lives at risk

Archive Link For The Morning Rush For Saturday January 7, 2016

Here is the link to this weeks show

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Archive Link For Candidradio Live for Tuesday January 10, 2017

Here is the link for this weeks show.

Posting Hearts To Facebook Does Nothing For Brest Cancer Awareness

How anyone can think that simply putting a heart on their Facebook wall is doing anything to promote breast cancer awareness is beyond me. It makes as much sense as me posting a picture of a chicken to promote awareness of ALS. It makes no sense what so ever. No one is going to know what the heck your talking about. And if the only way to get them to tell you is to ask what the heart is for and then in the response you say, don't tell anyone especially the men, is one of the dumbest ways I have ever heard of to make someone aware of somethign. And NEWS FLASH MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO. so why keep this a big secret. In fact men are more likely to die from brest cancer as it is not talked about hardly ever. I have to wonder if the people who come up with these silly games ever stop and realize how dangerous games like this are. How about actually sharing some useful information about how to do a self breast exam. Makes more sense then just posting a heart on your wall that no one has any idea what it means. Yet for some reason whenever these silly games go around, people still keep playing them instead of you know, actually educating people.

Monday, January 09, 2017

The PTSD Sucks Meme Is Great, but it also has "that Guilt Trippy Phrase"

The "PSTD Sucks, Who's got My six" meme is a great meme except why would you think only two percent of our friends will respond to it. That is actually the kind of language that will make people not want to share this. This meme really does not need a guilt trip message. I would recommend editing that part out as many of us have done. Think about what that line is actually saying and you will understand my point. You're pretty much assuming that most of your friends won't share this I have never understood why the writers of these memes insist on ruining a great message with the "no one reads my post" or "most of my friends won't share this" type lines. They serve no purpose except to turn people off making them less likely to share the info. I wish people would read this stuff and think about how the wording sounds to the reader and edit this stuff out. Takes a matter of minutes. And the writers of this stuff really should know that guilt tripping or putting people down is not a way to get their message across.

Thankfully many of us have decided to edit that nasty part out and make it a meme worth sharing. We hope others do the same.

Archive Link For Candidradio Live For Tuesday January, 3, 2017

Here is the link to listen to this weeks show.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Archive Link For The Return Of The 80s Flashback From Wednesday January 4, 2017

The 80's Flashback Returns & Time Change For The Morning rush

Hello loyal listeners and readers.  Just a note that The 80's Flashback has returned to You can hear the show live Wednesdays from 7 AM - 10 AM Eastern time with show archives posted on Mixcloud and also here on the website.

Also Starting tomorrow (Saturday January 7) The Morning Rush has a new start time.  The show will be hard from 7 AM - 10 AM Eastern time on 

Thanks for tuning in to our show.


Thursday, January 05, 2017

The Meme Comparing The 9/11 Attacks To College Students Being Upset Over The Election Is Judgmental And Holier Than Thou

You probably have seen the latest judgmental conservative meme gong around that says how on 9/11 schools stayed open but Adult college students need a safe  place to go because their candidate lost the election.  A couple major problems with this meme.  First:  Some schools stayed in session and many closed. I have just as many friends who had their classes cancelled across the US and Canada. This meme makes the general statement that all schools were open which is of course not true. In fact some businesses also closed early, pro sports came to a stop MLB, the NFL, and NASCAR took a break and there was even talk of not finishing the MLB season and many people sought therapy after the 9/11 attacks and many still suffer from PTSD due to just seeing it unfold on TV not to mention those who were actually there and lost loved ones. As for the other point in the meme about "adult college students needing a safe place to go because their candidate lost" That part comes off very judgmental, snotty, and a bit holier than thou. If someone thinks they need to seek help no matter what the reason. bad day at work, depression, divorce, death of a spouse or other family member and yes, even their candidate losing the election It is not our place to judge them for it. Depression and anxiety take many forms, they don't fit in to a neat little box like some would like to think they do. Anything can be a trigger so calling someone a name because they handle things differently then you do makes you sound like a fourth grader. If all someone can do is name call then you're saying more about you then the person you're calling the name. One final point. It sure seems like conservatives love to share these judgmental memes yet call themselves Christians who worship a god who orders them not to judge others.  Funny how most of the worst judgmental people I know are also those who claim to be Christians and go to church every Sunday 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Fake News Sites are Under Attack And They Don't Like It.

The Mail Online website which is one of those sites known for publishing Fake News and then having a hissy fit when sites like Snopes, Politifact and other fact checking sites call them out for their false stories is lashing out as it and other Fake News sites are being more closely scrutinized by social media giant Facebook with help from sites like snopes to flag Fake News Stores and help cut down on the number of these kinds of stories that are shared on the social media site.

Well as you can imagine the Fake News sites like The Mail Online  and BraitBart are not happy about this.  In fact The Mail Online  published an article recently about Snopes trying to cast doubt on the site and its fact checking reliability by bringing up things from the founding couple, David and Barbara Mikkelson's  personal life and divorce that  have nothing to do with  the ability of the site to fact check. The Fake News sites have no real argument for doing what they do so they have to attack the source.

Here is an article that goes in to more detail.

(Story I Forgot To Talk About On The Morning Rush Saturday) Employees Use Sex Toys To Chase Off Armed Robber.

When posting the archive for The Morning Rush that aired this past Saturday, I realized I teased this story but forgot to talk about it.  I hate when that happens but it does happen occasionally.  I do apologize. but the comment I was going to make on air was, "If this guy is caught, does he admit to his fellow inmates what he was arrested for and that he was chased out by people throwing sex toys at him?  I'm guessing he'll be the laughing stock of the whole jail.  word about this gets out among the jail population, he'll be subject to all kinds of ridicule.  Plus  I guess the employees were not impressed by thee size off his weapon."

Here is the story.

Devils & Angels | Family Feud

I talked about this a while back on the air and if you have not seen it this is funny.


Some of these are pretty dumb but many just show what happens when some people are under the pressure of the camera.

6 Most Frustrating Cliffhangers In Canceled TV Shows

What are some series you would put in this category?

Top 10 Worst TV Shows of All Time

Thursday, December 22, 2016

No Candidradio Live On Tuesday December 27 or Morning Rush December 24th

Hello everyone.  Just a note that there will be no Morning Rush on Saturday December 24th and No Candidradio Live on Tuesday December 27, 2016.  I'll be back with the second annual Rock Top 50 of 2016 on The Morning Rush on New Years Eve on Saturday December 31st at 6 AM EST on

Hope you can tune in live but if not, the archive will be posted on mixcloud.

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy Holiday Season.

Zman & Littleflurry

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Couponing mom attacked inside grocery store for holding up the line

Hope they catch the creep. My guess is this worthless excuse for a "man" voted for Trump. He acted like a four year old child throwing a temper tantrum. Littleflurry and I hope this woman can get help for the tr4ama she suffered and I hope this creep has to pay for her treatment. No excuse for a grown "man" to act this way. Also the world man is not appropriate to describe the kind of piece of shit wwho would act like this. He is a worthless coward who attacked a woman and ran away.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

To The People Who Say Protesters Are Being Paid, How Do I Get One Of These Alleged Paid Protester Jobs

The funny part, or maybe not so funny, is the guy who came up with this whole thing about protesters being paid to protest admitted it was fake and said yes, he made the whole thing up, yet people still believe it is true. So to the people who keep claiming those protesting Donald Trumps election are being paid by Hillary Clinton I would like to know where these paid protester jobs are too as we could use the extra money. But of course I would only want to get paid for protesting something I actually would protest anyway. I mean I'm not just going to protest something because I'm getting paid for it. I would still have to believe in the cause. So if someone could point me in the direction of these paid protester jobs I keep hearing about that would be nice but whenever I ask one of these people who claims these jobs are out there they never seem to have any information on how to apply for one. I guess the people who believe this stuff are dumb enough to think they won't be questioned about it. So again, to those who keep saying all these paid protester jobs exist, please tell me where I can apply as littleflurry and I could use some extra cash as we have a whole bunch of medial bills to pay off. Oh that's right, conspiracy theorists don't actually need facts to back up their claims. Silly me. :)

Candidradio Live will be on This Thursday December 8 instead of the usual Tuesday Time Slot This Week

Just wanted to let everyone know that Littleflurry and I will be doing Candidradio live on a different night this week,  You can hear the show on this Thursday December 8 from 8-11 PM EST.  So we hope you can join us for the show and if you can't listen live, the archive will be posted to mixcloud and linked here as well.


Thursday, November 03, 2016

Remembering A Few Cubs Fans In My Life Who Are No Longer With us

Posted by Zman

I am watching the game now. heard most of it before work last night on the radio. Out of all the game sevens I have seen, it was the best one so far. I can't put in to words how happy I am that the #Cubs are World Series Champions. It still seems like a dream. I am also thinking about a few Cubs fans that have passed away First, our neighbor Louie who passed away almost a year ago. He was as big a Cub fan as I am. I would go outside to take out the trash or do something in the yard and the next think I knew we were on his porch, on our third or forth beer either listening to a game or talking Cubs baseball. I wish he were still here to see this. Also my Grandmother on my dads side who took me to several Cubs games every year from 85-90 for my birthday. She was a dire hard Cubs fan and we would also talk Cubs baseball for hours. My wife Jennifer's grandfather who I bonded with over our love for baseball and the Cubs. Even though he lived near Kansas City he was able to watch all the Cubs games on WGN TV for years. Jenn and I went there on several vacations and yes we took in a few royals games too, and he and I would sit at the kitchen table, he would ave the TV on his bedroom and the TV would also be on in the living room with the same game going on both TV's turned up loud enough so we could hear it and still talk to each other. Between the Cubs, The Royals or whatever game was on ESPN it seemed we always had a game on but The Cubs game always took priority over who ever else was playing. If he were still alive he'd be thrilled to see this moment. I'm sure most of us have at least one relative or friend who was a Cubs fan that we are thinking about as we enjoy this historic moment in baseball. that ended with a game seven that will probably go down in history as one of the greatest game sevens of all time. These are just a few of the Cubs fans in my life who have passed away.

Congratulations to the Cubs on winning the 2016 world Series and thanks to both the Cubs and Cleveland Indians for giving us a memorable series and an awesome game seven.


Friday, October 28, 2016

Show Archives Now Available By Request.

Hello everyone, In case you're wondering why we have not posted show archives for The Morning Rush and Candidradio Live it is because of the way we have to do them now takes more time than we have to do them.  So if you want a show archive you can request one and we will email you the link to whatever show episode you want so send us your email address to and we will send you a direct download link for the episodes you want.

Hope everyone has a good weekend and GO CUBS.

Zman & Littleflurry

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Not Standing For The National Anthem, I'm Amazed By How People Are Overreacting.

Really people, you're thinking of disowning your football team if they or a member of the team does not stand for the National Anthem? You do realize it is a persons' right to peacefully protest, and they don't have to do it in only the manner you approve of. If you don't like it, fine, but if you are going to stop rooting for your favorite team because someone does not stand for the National Anthem? Then you were not really a fan in the first place and you are over reacting to a non news story. With all the other things going on in the country and the world, is this something you really need to get your panties in a wad over?

Archive Link for Candidradio Live for Tuesday August 30, 2016

Here is the link to listen to last weeks show.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Note About Posting The Archives For The Morning Rush and Candidradio Live

Hello, just wanted to let you all know why it is taking longer for me to post the archives of the shows.  We had to change the way we post the archives to make sure we are keeping in compliance with music licensing rules.  In order to do this we have started using Mixcloud.  When we post the archives on mixcould we have to do what is called time stamping which involves entering the information for everything played on our shows.  Artist, title, and time played.  This of course takes four hours per show so it takes a little longer to get the archives posted for Candidradio Live and The Morning Rush but they should be posted within a week of when they air.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Silly Questions Blind People Get Asked Ant The Answers We Wish We could Give

Although most blind people I know including me actually give these answers.  Found this one on Facebook and I had to share it.


Silly questions that people who are blind get asked, and the responses we want to use. 1. QUESTION: Have you been blind all your life? ANSWER: Not yet. 2. QUESTION: You blind people have great hearing right? ANSWER: Pardon? 3. QUESTION: Is that a Guide dog? ANSWER: No, it’s a drug detection dog. I’m a narc disguised as a blind person. 4. QUESTION: Is that a Labrador? ANSWER: No, it’s a dachshund. 5. COMMENT: I’d have to kill myself if I went blind. REPLY: Why wait? 6. COMMENT TO GUIDE DOG (working): You’re sooooo beautiful. REPLY FROM HANDLER: Thank you, but I’m spoken for. 7. QUESTION: Those dogs are smart, aren’t they? ANSWER: No, it’s pure luck that we get anywhere. 8. QUESTION (directed to the person standing next to the blind person in a store): Does he need something? REPLY (from blind person): Yep, ‘he … needs to speak with your manager.’

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Some Olympic Events You Have Probably Not Heard Of

If the ones in the article are not strange enough, in Tokyo in 2020 they are adding surfing, Skateboarding, and Ballroom Dancing.  heck if that is the case they might as well make the Hokey Pokey an Olympic event

Full story here.

Visual Impairments and Internet Use, What A Friend Learned When She Started Transcribing Facebook Memes

Posted by Zman

My friend Steph who writes for The Inqisiter wrote this piece yesterday.  Very well written.  

From the article 

"Partway through July, I started thinking about Facebook memes and how inaccessible they can be to people with visual impairment. I decided that for the rest of the month, I’d transcribe any memes I shared, and see if I could make it a habit. Once I started, I realized just how often social shares are actually pictures of text — which people who are blind or have impairment of vision cannot read.
Maybe you’re wondering how someone with visual impairment is accessing Facebook at all. The answer is that many use screen readers. Others have some visual impairment, but see well enough to read some text.

The problem with a screen reader, of course, is that it doesn’t “see” the text, in the visual sense — it’s a program and it “reads” only what is recognized as text, which means something typed out. If you take a photo of yourself and write “Selfie day!” across it and post it on Facebook, a screen reader won’t see those words as text, but as part of a visual image it should skip. If you want your friends with visual impairment to see those words, you may need to type them out."

Friday, August 05, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

Status Updates People Need To Stop Sharing On Facebook.

Posted by Zman

We have all seen them and we have at least one friend who shares them.  I'm talking about status updates on Facebook that just make you cringe and wonder what the person was thinking when they shared that status.  Here are just a few things that people need to stop sharing on Facebook.

1.  Guilt Trip Posts.  Any post that says, "since no one reads my posts" or "most of my friends won't share this" or "let's see who really cares about me." etc is a guilt trip post and is a good way to get your post ignored.  The reason most of your friends won't share that post is because they don't care to be guilt tripped.  Most people I know myself included just skip right over those kinds of posts.  so if you're wondering why your friends are not reading your posts it is because you are trying to guilt trip them.

2.  The old Facebook is going to charge a fee unless you post this status update.  This one has been around so long I am surprised anyone still falls for it but at least once a year some ding dong on my friends list shares this one and yes they get made fun of for falling for it.  Hee is the scoop.  Facebook has not plans and never has had plans to charge a fee for their service.  and even if they did do you really think posting a status update to your wall is going to keep them from doing it?  This hoax dates back to the days of Myspace so why people are still falling for it just makes me shake my head.

3.  Memes that tell you to pray for people after a tragedy.  Instead of folding yyour hands and talking to your imaginary friend here is an idea.  Do something to help those affected by whatever happened.  donate blood, send food, clothing, etc.  You know, actually do something.

4.  click like or type Amen posts.  Those are just like farming scams the only ones saying Amen are the scammers who put up the page to gather likes and shares so they can sell the page and send you junk posts

5.  Memes that say if you click like or share something good will happen.  I wonder if people realize that something good would happen weather they share or like the post,   Those tend to also be like farming scams as well so they should also be avoided.

6.  Status updates complaining about people sending game requests.  I know those can be annoying but the person does not send those out.  The games themselves do.  Your friend who plays the game more than likely has no idea the game sent you a request.  You have to go in and block the game.

7.  pictures of what you are eating.  Remember back before social media when we took a picture of our food and went door to door to show each of our friends and family the picture of what we ate for dinner last night?  NO, Me neither because it did not happen so let's not do it on Facebook.  Now I'm all for sharing directions on how to cook something and even a picture to go along with it but I really don't need to see a picture of what you are eating.

8.  Pictures of you child on the toilet.  Now I am all for updates on my friends kids mile stones and many times a picture is nice.  but please, no one wants to see a picture of little Betty on the toilet.  I don't know in what alternate universe that parent lives in who thinks people want to see that but they don't.

9.  Posts that shame people for what they should or should not be wearing at a certain age.  How about we stop judging people.  If someone is comfortable wearing something then that is their business.  If you don't  like the fact that kids wear baggy pants then don't look at them.  No need to shame people based on what they wear.  Also while I'm on the subject.  your kids don't care if you think their music sucks.  They have their music just like we had ours.  They are allowed to like their music without our input.  When you complain about someone's music you sound like an old fart.  Knock it off.

10.  Vaguebooking.  If you have something to say just say it.  People don't have time to play twenty questions. If you can't tell the whole story then don't say anything abut it.  No need for the vague posts.  

I'm sure there are more but those are the big ones that annoy most people.

Archive for The 80's Flashback 80's Rock Special for Friday July 1, 2016

Here is the link to this weeks show.  This week I played all 80's Rock.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Marriage Equality Was Legalized One Year Today In The U S, So Where Are The Disasters That Were Predicted

Posted by Zman

One year ago today the U S celebrated a great day as the U S Supreme Court ruled five to four in favor of marriage equality.  It should have been a 9 to 0 vote but at least it was made legal.  If you recall the far right was prediction how god was going to send his wrath against the U S if gays were allowed to marry.  Some goof balls were even predicting that this would lead to people marrying their dogs.  Yes, silly as it sounds, there are people who actually think that.  Also some were saying how it would taint the institution of marriage.  The list of dumb predictions goes on and on.  So, it has been a year.  Where is gods wrath?  Where are these preachers who said they would set themselves on fire to protest same sex marriage, how about all the civil unrest that these preachers said they were planning in the wake of he supreme court ruling.   I have not seen or heard anything from these nuts or their god.  If god exists I would think he has more important things to worry about then who gets married to whom.   With all the problems going on around the world think a supreme being would have better things to do than send storms and other disasters after people just because of their sexual orientation.   Seems that god if he does exist is not really that concerned about it.   So right wing nuts, when is all this bad stuff supposed to start happening?

Archive Link for The Morning Rush for Saturday June 25, 2016

Here is the link to download this weeks show.