Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Annoying Facebook Post Rant. Most People Don't Care If You're Religious, They Care If you're A Good Person Who Treats Others With Respect

Once in a while on my news feed, I'll see a friend post about how proud they are to be a Christian and if someone is offended then that is too bad. This is always posted by one of my conservative friends. I wonder if the people who post this realize that most people don't care what religion they practice. To most of us, it does not matter if you worship cats as long as you are a decent person. What most people care about is do you treat others with respect and not judge others based on their race, color, creed, sexual orientation. Or are you a homophobic prick who uses your religion to justify discriminating against others. Instead of bragging about how "proud you are to be a Christian," how about being a decent person. That is what people will remember and decide what kind of person they think you are and if they want to associate with you. Not that you go to church every Sunday. Trust me, I have known many people who claimed they were "good Christians" and go to church every Sunday and they are some of the most judgmental people I have ever met. When I see someone brag about that on Facebook it makes me wonder how decent of a person they really are if they feel the need to point this out. People are going to remember how you treat others, not what religion you practice. Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than standing inside a garage makes you a truck. To most people, what religion you are is not a big deal, the important thing to most of us is how you treat others.

Friday, June 02, 2017

So You Think Your God Will Take Care of Climate Change. Maybe He Has Been Trying To Help But You're Not Taking The Hints

So Michigan Rep. Tim Walberg thinks God will take care of climate change. As an Atheist I find this logic rather odd but If I believed this god existed, I picture this conversation taking place between God and Jesus about how he has been trying to help humans take care of climate change but some just are not taking the hint.
God, "Jesus Christ"
Jesus "yes dad."
God, "I swear many of these kids of mine expect me to do everything for them. I have tried to help them take care of climate change but these fools just don't seem to get it. I helped them discover alternative f sources like wind power. and solar power and a few others too yet these people who claim to follow and listen to me just don't seem to be getting the idea that I am trying to take care of climate change. Instead, the conservatives in the US are more concerned with who marries who and what a woman does with her body. Whether people are working on Sunday or if they wear mixed fabrics or eat shrimp. It seems the people who don't believe in me are better at being Christians and many of those who claim to believe in me. Just wait until some of these children of mine get back home. They are in some deep trouble. Using my name to discriminate against others based on a book that was written by man to control people. and misrepresenting me. Yep, they are really in for it when they get home."
Jesus, "Is it time for me to go down there and kick some ass."
God, No, not yet. Eventually, someone down there might take the hint that I've been trying to help take care of climate change for a while. There are some who are getting the message and trying but I'm not suer what kind of help they are expecting but I'm not going to do everything for them. some things your kids just have to figure out on their own."
My point is If you believe in God and are convinced he will take care of climate change and are wondering what he will do or when he will do it, Maybe he has been trying to help all along. You're just too blind to see it. My Grandmother used to say 'God helps those who help themselves" Advice some Mr. Walberg and the rest of the conservatives who believe the way he does might want to think about.
Of course, I don't believe in any higher power but if I did, I can imagine that this God would be thinking this very thing.

Man Writes Letter To Austin Mayor Complaining About Woman's Only Screening Of Wonder Woman

Posted by Zman

I have been reading with some amazment the about the men who are allup in arms over an Austin movie theater showing a woman's only screening of "wonder woman" The fact that there are men who are very upset over this is quite frankly rather embarrassing.  Do they realize they are all butt hurt over a private business making a business decision and by the way, it is not like it is the only showing of the film.  come on boys, quite throwing your temper tantrum and go take your nap.  You're mom will have your snack ready for you when you wake up.  Anyway, one man, Richard A Ameduri, was so upset by this he actually wrote a letter to Austin's Mayor expressing his anger and frustration.  As you can imagine the letter was full of misinformation and shows Mr. Ameduri's ignorance and sexism.  The mayor had a great responce.  The letter and the Mayor's response are below.

Fist the letter.

""I hope every man will boycott Austin and do what he can to diminish Austin and to cause damage to the city's image. The theater that pandered to the sexism typical of women will, I hope, regret it's decision. The notion of a woman hero is a fine example of women's eagerness to accept the appearance of achievement without actual achievement. Women learn from an early age to value make-up, that it's OK to pretend that you are greater than you actually are. Women pretend they do not know that only men serve in combat because they are content to have an easier ride. Women gladly accept gold medals at the Olympics for coming in 10th and competing only against the second class of athletes. Name something invented by a woman! Achievements by the second rate gender pale in comparison to virtually everything great in human history was accomplished by men, not women. If Austin does not host a men only counter event, I will never visit Austin and will welcome it's deterioration. And I will not forget that Austin is best known for Charles Whitman. Does Austin stand for gender equality or for kissing up to women? Don't bother to respond. I already know the answer. I do not hate women. I hate their rampant hypocrisy and the hypocrisy of the 'women's movement.' Women do not want gender equality; they want more for women. Don't bother to respond because I am sure your cowardice will generate nothing worth reading.
"Richard A. Ameduri"

Now for the mayor's response and it is great.

""Dear Mr. Ameduri,
"I am writing to alert you that your email account has been hacked by an unfortunate and unusually hostile individual. Please remedy your account's security right away, lest this person's uninformed and sexist rantings give you a bad name. After all, we men have to look out for each other!
"Can you imagine if someone thought that you didn't know women could serve in our combat units now without exclusion? What if someone thought you didn't know that women invented medical syringes, life rafts, fire escapes, central and solar heating, a war-time communications system for radio-controlling torpedoes that laid the technological foundations for everything from Wi-Fi to GPS, and beer? And I hesitate to imagine how embarrassed you'd be if someone thought you were upset that a private business was realizing a business opportunity by reserving one screening this weekend for women to see a superhero movie.
"You and I are serious men of substance with little time for the delicate sensitivities displayed by the pitiful creature who maligned your good name and sterling character by writing that abysmal email. I trust the news that your email account has been hacked does not cause you undue alarm and wish you well in securing your account. And in the future, should your travels take you to Austin, please know that everyone is welcome here, even people like those who wrote that email whose views are an embarrassment to modernity, decency, and common sense.
"Yours sincerely,
"Steve Adler"

I do want to thank Mr. Ameduri for the comic relief and writing a letter that is sure to make him the laughing stock of the internet.  I also applaud the mayor for writing a great response.  And really Mr. Ameduri you are wishing bad fortune on a city just because a theater decides to have a special showing of a movie for a select group of people?  I do hope the mayor was right and our account was hacked because I could not imagine writing that uninformed sexist drival yyouwrote and actually taking it seriously.  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foul Mouthed Mom Refuses To Believe She Is Texting The Wrong Number And Becomes The Laughing Stock Of The Internet

I have a feeling this mother is looking for a very small hole to crawl in to. I feel bad for her daughter having to grow up with a completely clueless idiot like this for a mother.  But we do want to declare her the language stock of the internet.

From The Article

"Here at Someecards, we've seen lots of wrong number text conversations, but this one from Imgur user velakskin might be the most amazing yet. Most people quickly end the interaction once someone tells them they've misdialed, but this short-tempered mom wouldn't even hear it. She just kept haranguing this middle-aged man to bring home groceries on his way home from school.

Full article that includes the entire conversation 

Here 

Enjoy 

Friday, April 21, 2017

XTFM Stoner Rock Special with Zman & Littleflurry For Thursday April 20, 2017

Here is the link to listen to our 4/20 Celebration.

The Morning Rush Goes All 90's This Monday morning April, 24th from 8 - Noon EDT

Nope, that is not a misprint, The Morning Rush with Zman will be on this Monday morning from 8 - Noon EDT on www.sky106.net  this week.  Music from the decade that saw the end of hair metal (a very sad day in music), alternative rock hits the mainstream and the birth of grunge.  You'll hear music by Yes, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Warren, Styx, Nirvana, Oasis, The Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul, Cracker, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and more.  So I hope you can tune in for the Morning Rush at a special day and time.Monday morning at 8 EDT on Sky106 Radio 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Congressional Canabis Caucus Formed Back In February

You might not have heard, but the Congressional Canibus Caucus formed back in February.

Article Here

So Today Is Ask an Atheist Day, Here Is How To Respond To The Silly Questions Christians Ask

I don't know who the author of this piece is, I copied it from a friend on Facebook and these are some great responses when a Christian asks we Atheists dumb questions.

Apparently, it's Ask An Atheist Day.
I'll save you the bother.
Yes, I've considered that I could be wrong, but I'd have to see evidence to move me in that direction.
No, I'm not afraid of hell.
No, I'm not mad at any gods, because I don't believe any exist.
Yes, I have a moral compass.
Yes, I believe some moral values are absolute and that there is a sound basis for them without religion.
No, atheism isn't a religion.
Yes, I'm capable of love.
No, I don't need you to pray for me.
No, I don't want a pamphlet. 
No, I'm not an atheist because church members were mean or my church didn't serve coffee or because of churches actively provoking discrimination against me and people I love.
I'm an atheist because I don't believe there is any rational evidence for any of the named gods, and that there is rational evidence against some of them, including the one I was raised on.
No, you can't change my mind, unless you have evidence.
No, 'I feel it' isn't sufficient evidence.
If you've wondered anything these don't answer, hey, fire away.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We Celebrate 4/20 This Thursday on XTFM Radio

This Thursday, April 20th join Zman starting at 1 PM EDT and going to whenever on www.xtransmissionfm.com as we celebrate 4/20 with the best stoner rock around. If it is classic rock, alternative, progressive rock, even metal, we'll play it on Thursday. So grind your favorite strain, light your bong, pipe, or your vaporizer and enjoy some great stoner rock starting Thursday afternoon at 1 EDT on XTFM radio. 

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Past Show Archives For Candidradio Live & The Morning Rush Are On There Way

Hello, Just a note that I am getting caught up on posting archives for Candidradio Live & The Morning Rush shows.  Got a little behind in posting them but I should get them caught up to date soon.  I'll be posting a few of them over the next several days.

Zman

Archive Link For Candidradio Live For Tuesday February 21, 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Why a mom's Facebook warning about human traffickers hurts sex-trafficked kids (sharing article with comments)

This mom did a lot of harm with her misinformed post and may have put untold numbers of children at risk with her misinformed warning.

From the article, "A viral Facebook entry about child sex trafficking posted by a concerned Southern California mom, Diandra Toyos, has reached tens of thousands of people through shares, likes and comments. Unfortunately it is a misinformed and ultimately harmful depiction of what this crime is about and how it happens in the United States.
In her post, Toyos relays the story of her family’s recent outing to Ikea, which was interrupted when two men followed her, her mother and her children through the store, despite their efforts to elude their pursuers. This was a terrifying incident and it reminds all of us of the need to be cognizant of our surroundings.  The problem is that Toyos framed herself and her family as “targets of human traffickers” in the post. There are zero indicators of human trafficking in Toyos’ story. Zero.
I wish I could say the post nonetheless will help make us all “better safe and vigilant” than sorry. In fact, I find that it so misrepresents the dangers, warning signs and risks associated with sex trafficking that its readers and likers may now try to protect kids by watching for the wrong things in the wrong places. They may miss real sex trafficking as it happens; they may miss the opportunity to extend a lifeline to child who needs their help. What people don’t understand about sex trafficking can prove lethal to kids."

Archive Link For The 80's Flashback For Friday March 24, 2017

Archive Link for The 80's Flashback For Wednesday March 15, 2017

Sunday, April 02, 2017

A Few Things I find Weird About Religion

Posted by Zman

Some things about religion I find a little strange.

First, the whole concept seems weird.  You have this man in the sky who according to mythology created everything, then decided for some unknown reason that it should create humans.  We don't know why god did this.  We are never told, just that god did it.  Seems silly but OK. so let's say god for reasons only known to it created humans. We are also told god is all knowing and knows everything humans will do before they do it.  yet he has the nerve to get mad when humans disobey him which being all knowing he knew would happen.  Seems silly to get upset over something you knew would happen.  We have a word for people who do that.  We call them not too bright.  On the subject of being all knowing, we are also told that humans have free will.  That would be impossible with a god who knows what you are going to do before you do it.  Now the best explanation I heard for this but it is still flawed and I'll explain why in a moment is if you have a child and ask them if they want a ham sandwich or peanut butter sandwich for lunch you pretty much know what they are going to chose so that is why we have free will.  The problem with that is that a child might choose the other one once in a while. An all knowing god would know this already,l a parent would not.  If god already knows that on January fourth of 2018 you kid is going to choose ham over peanut butter you cannot have free will if it is already predetermined because according to the bible, god can't be wrong.  Kind of puts a hole in the free will idea.

Now let's get back to this whole human's disobeying god thing.  We are told that god threw a hissy fit because Adam and Eve ate an apple.  Seems like a strange thing to condemn humans to hell for but OK so god did not want people to have the knowledge of right and wrong but put a tree in the garden of Edon to tempt them to eat of the fruit that would give them that information.  So he kicks them out of the Garden of Eden for again doing what he knew they would do due to him being all knowing.  So how is god going to forgive humanity?   Well instead of doing the smart thing and just saying, "Ok you made a mistake, no harm"  He concocts this weird idea to come down from heaven, impregnate a fourteen-year-old girl with himself to then die on a cross allowing humans to have a chance at eternal life.  Now if some guy came up to a fourteen-year-old girl and said, "Hi I'm an angel and you're going to conceive the son of god through the power of the holy spirit he would be locked up in the mental ward of the local hospital and not allowed around teenage girls ever again. Yet because it is in the bible no one seems to think this is strange.  Why god had to have such an elaborate plan no one really knows because you're apparently not supposed to question god.

Which brings me to my next point, the whole idea of not questioning god.  The reason for this is simple.  if you question religion you may find out how flawed it is and the inventors and preachers of religion don't want that so they threaten you with eternity in hell if you dare question this made up man in the sky.  Not questioning authority sounds more like the behavior of an abusive spouse of parent and not the behavior of a "loving caring god"  Yet many people are afraid to question this god because they have been threatened with hell so often they are afraid.  That's exactly what religion wants. They know that religion can't stand up to questioning so they use fear to keep their followers in line.

One more for you to ponder.  Those people who say, "everything happens for a reaThat  Taht is the biggest bunch of tripe I have ever heard.  If a thirteen-year-old girl being snatched out of her bedroom, taken to an abandoned barn and raped and burned alive is part of some god's plan and happens for a reason,  that is not the kind of god I would want anything to do with.  My example is a bit extreme but you get the idea. Things don't happen for a reason, they just happen. Whenever I hear someone say "everything happens for a reason" It makes me cringe   Speaking of which.  If god is all seeingg and all knowin then he should also know when bad things are going to happen so he should be able to stop teh attack mentioned above and not let it happen in the first place.  If god knows when bad tings are going to happen and does not inervine then he does not seem like a very loving caring god.

Now if you believe in a god that is your choice and I respect your right to believe what you want.  but to me the whole thing seems a little weird.

So ken Ham Thinks It Is Not OK For The New Power Rangers Movie to Teach Kids How To Accept Others. (Comments with Attached Article

So Ken Ham Does not like that the New Power Rangers Movie Teaches kids to accept others. I wonder if Ham realizes that he is doing more to promote Atheism than he realizes, I can't imagine anyone hearing this and saying, "yep that's the kind of god I want to believe in, a god who promotes hate." I actually feel sorry for people like Ham. How miserable and unhappy he and others like him must be. Not only should we teach kids to be inclusive, we need to teach them that Ham's way of thinking is harmful. With all these hateful people using religion as an excuse to spread hate, no wonder people are giving up on organized religion. Most people I know who still call themselves Christians don't bother with organized religion one reason is due to people like Ham. People don't want to hear some hateful blowhard at a pulpit telling them to hate everyone who is not like them. They want to hear how this god and Jesus guy relates to their lives today. Even if I believed in a god or some kind of higher power I would not waste my time with organized religion and one of the reasons is because of people like Ken Ham who use their religion to spread hate.

Here is an article with more on this subject.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How To Make A Donation To Planned Parenthood in Pastor Greg Loke's Name

You probably heard that somebody donated money to Planned Parenthood on behalf of racist, loudmouth, anti-choice religious zealot preacher Greg Locke.  You may have also heard that Planned Parenthood sent him a nice thank you note telling him about the donation in his honor.  Further, you may have heard that he was so angry about this he made a video saying how upset he is and showed the thank you note he received from Planned Parenthood.  So now that he was dumb enough to tell us this angered him, I hope more people will do donate in his honor.  It is very easy to do this.

  1. Please go to Planned Parenthood’s donate page. If that link doesn’t work, go to plannedparenthood.org and select “Donate” in the top-right. Your donation can be as little as $5.
  2. Make sure you check the box that says “Yes, my gift is in honor or in memory of someone special.”
  3. In the Honor Gift section, enter in Greg Locke’s info. This is the address of his church.
    • Pastor Greg Locke
    • 2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd.
    • Mt. Juliet, TN  37122
Please do your part to drive this religious zealot nuts by donating to Planned Parenthood in his name.  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

House Bill 610 Is Another Example of the Republicans War On Education

And the war on education continues.
House Bill 610 makes some large changes. Inform yourselves.
This bill will effectively start the school voucher system to be used by children ages 5-17, and starts the defunding process of public schools.
In addition the bill will eliminate the Elementary and Education Act of 1965, which is the nation's educational law and provides equal opportunity in education.
ESSA is a big comprehensive program that covers programs for struggling learners, AP classes, ESL classes, classes for minorities such as Native Americans, Rural Education, Education for the Homeless, School Safety (Gun-Free schools), Monitoring and Compliance and Federal Accountability Programs.
The Bill also abolishes the Nutritional Act of 2012 (No Hungry Kids Act) which provides nutritional standards in school breakfast and lunch.
The bill has no wording whatsoever protecting SN kids, no mention of IDEA and FAPE.
Some things ESSA does for Children with Disabilities
-Ensures access to the general education curriculum.
-Ensures access to accommodations on assessments.
-Ensures concepts of Universal Design for Learning
-Includes provisions that require local education agencies to provide evidence-based
interventions in schools with consistently underperforming subgroups.
-Requires states in Title I plans to address how they will improve conditions for learning including reducing incidents of bullying and harassment in schools, overuse of discipline practices and reduce the use of aversive behavioral interventions (such as restraints and seclusion).
Please call your representative and ask him/her to vote NO on House Bill 610 (HR 610) introduced by three Republican reps.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Turns Out More GOP Law Makers Have Been Arrested For Sexual Misconduct In Public Restrooms Then Trans People

It turns out you really should be worried about what a GOP politiciann sexually assaulting your wife, girlfriend or daughter in a public bathroom than any trans-gender person. Again, most people I know are not checking out what genitalia the person taking a dump next to them has. Most people go in, take their crap or pee, hopefully, wash their hands and then exit the restroom. The only people worried about it seem to be these right wing perverts who seem to be weirdly obsessed with who is using the restroom. So don't worry about the trans person in the restroom, I'd be more worried about the GOP congressman. He seems to be far more dangerous to your wife, girlfriend, or daughter.

Full Story Here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Military Veteran With Dementia Denied Bennafits, Wife Fights For Care

There is no excuse for treating a vet this way, The V A should be ashamed of themselves.  Someone who has served our country should not be treated this way.  Absolutely disgusting.  They should be able to enjoy what time they have left and he should get the best care available.  Not have to put up with this red tape.  

News Stroy Here

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Why Does The Far Right Think Lady Gaga Is A Satanist? I May Have Some Answers

Posted by Zman

Lady Gaga's Superbowl halftime Performance has been criticized by some right-wing conservative Christians as containing "Satanic Imagery" whatever that means.  The most common comments I have seen say it is because of how she danced.  The idea that you can tell what religion someone is based on how they dance to most people seems just ridiculous to the point of being laughable.  Some have even said that she has no business performing at the Superbowl due to being a satan worshiper.  OK, let me clear this up once and for all not that the far right will be convinced by a simple thing called facts but here is what Lady Gaga actually believes

From the Hollowverse Website. on her Catholic upbringing:

Lady Gaga’s parents, Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta, were active members of the Roman Catholic Church in New York City. In fact, Ms. Gaga, before her foray into international pop stardom—and meat suits, attended a private girls-only Catholic school in Manhattan called Covenant of the Sacred Heart1.

The Website goes on to talk about her contempt for organized religion.


"Despite her upbringing, Gaga has expressed some contempt for organized religion in general, putting it in a socio-political context and decrying its negative influence on social and political values, saying:
The influence of institutionalized religion on government is vast. So religion then begins to affect social values and that in turn affects self-esteem, bullying in school, teen suicides, all those things.2"

Lady Gaga considers herself  more of a "Self Worshiper" expressing it's Core belief,

"It’s more self-worship, I think, not of me. I’m teaching people to worship themselves.4

Definition of Selfism from the Urban Dictionary.

"Created by Philosopher Gelb, this philosophy consists of the literal belief in ones self. Selfists do not believe in a god but believe that each person is their own god. Selfism practices toleration of others. This is because if each person believes in themselves, people should celebrate their beliefs because it is a part of them. And they are a god (BUT they are not your god.) Selfists are the most amazing, positive, and confident people you will ever meet. Hands down".



This is why they think Lady Gaga is a Satanist.  Many far right Christians are brainwashed into thinking anyone who criticizes Christianity is a satanist even if that person is religious and believes in a god because in their narrow view if you are criticizing their god you must be under the control of a demon or Satan himself.  They just cannot imagine that someone could use their own brain and question what they have been told.

 Growing up in the Lutheran Church which I call Catholic light I was told the same thing.  Thankfully I saw through that brainwashing tactic and never fell for it.  Any god that would tell me I can't question his motives is not the kind of god I would want to be involved with.  In fact, when my family discovered I am an Atheist one of my sisters even said that I must have a demon working inside of me.  Which sounds silly but there are still people who think that way.  We were told many times that you are not supposed to question god because he knows what it best for you.  Early on that sounded more like Big Brother from George Orwell's 1984 or an abusive spouse or parent than a loving caring god.  Yet these people have been told this and convinced that if they question this god's motives or actions he will send them to a bad place called Hell where they will burn and suffer for eternity and he will do this because he loves them.  Again, sounds like the actions of a ruthless dictator or an abusive spouse, not the actions of a "loving caring god"  Yet due to fear and brainwashing, people believe this and are too scared to question the actions of a god that does not exist. This is why these people call Lady Gaga or anyone who questions god a Satanist or Devil Worshiper.  This is also why far right wing Christians think we Atheists worship the Devil despite the fact that Atheists don't believe in a Devil or a god.  We don't believe in any supernatural force.  That is something that thanks to the brainwashing of organized religion those on the far right just cannot comprehend.   They have been taught to believe that you have to believe in one or the other.  They don't understand the concept of non-belief.  They also think everything should have a Christin influence and no other religion should be represented or thought.  When they see a non-religious person on TV having a positive influence on people they don't like it because they think it is not promoting "gods will" whatever that might be.  Funny also how these people talk about "gods will" but none of them can tell you what that means.  Another example of the brainwashing of religion and something I'll talk about in another blog post. Pretty much, if what you are doing or saying does not fit their narrow view and if you are one who questions god or the existence of their version of the Christain god you are a Satanist.  Which if they knew what a Satanist was or anything abut the religion they would realize how silly and ignorant they sound.  Then again, the far right has never let a thing like facts get in the way

Below is an article on the history of Satanism and it's many different forms. It is a very interesting article and there is much more to it than the far right wants you to believe.  Now I'm not promoting it as I am an Atheist and don't believe in a god or Devil.  but I'm sharing to educate and we all know Organized religion is afraid of education. Plus if your faith in your god is shakein by an educational article then it most likely was not that stron to begin with.

Here is the article on Satanism.

Finally, I would like to address those who think that Lady Gaga had no business performing at The Superbowl because of her Satanic beliefs wich she does not have.  but let's say for a moment that she is a Satanist or Devil worshiper.  So what, there is no religious requirement to perform at the Superbowl halftime Show. the Superbowl is a secular sports event, not a religious gathering.  O.K. some people consider football a religion but you know what I mean.  The far right needs to realize that not everything has to have a religious tone.  Lady Gaga was there to do a musical performance that her fans would enjoy, not to promote your narrow-minded, outdated, religious agenda. Not everyone believes in your narrow-minded way of thinking.  No one forced you to watch Lady Gaga's performance, no one held a gun to your head and told you that you must watch this or you will be sacrificed at midnight to the dark lord.  No one.  her performance was for those of us who are her fans and all your moaning and whining about how her performance was Satanic is not going to change our minds.  It just makes you look pretty uninformed and your way of thinking is why many of us gave up on organized religion a long time ago and more people are giving up on it.  Even most of our friends who consider themselves religious don't bother with organized religion because of its narrow-minded thinking and how it brainwashes and controls people through fear.   Littleflurry and I consider ourselves happy to be fans of Lady Gaga and think she is a great influence on young people and we like her support the LGBT community so if treating people with respect and compassion and understanding that not everyone thinks the same way makes Lady Gaga a Satanist then I'd be happy to be one as well.  Because I sure wouldn't be proud to believe in the kind of god the far right believes in.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Archive Link For The Morning Rush For Saturday February 4, 2014

The Annual Anti-Love Song Show On Candidradio Live Tonight at 7 EST

If you are not feeling the love as we approach Valentines Day or think Valentines Day is just a holiday made up by the greeting card and chocolate companies to make money off gullible consumers who will buy into any marketing ploy, we have a show for you.  We will be playing your favorite anti-love songs on Candidradio Live this Tuesday Night February 7, from 7 – 10 Eastern on Sky106 Radio.  We'll have songs by Kelly Clarkson, Guns 'N Roses, Quiet Riot, Nazareth, Oren Juice Jones, Alanis Morrissette, and much more. So we hope you will join us for a fun and entertaining show on Candidradio Live this Tuesday on Sky106 Radio. 
Zman & Littleflurry

Monday, January 30, 2017

Our annual Sexiest Songs Of All Time Show On Candidradio Live Tomorrow Night. (Tuesday January 31st

With valentines Day around the corner thoughts turn to love and well, other activities :) and to celebrate those "other activities" we will be playing our fourth annual sexiest songs of all time show tomorrow night on Candidradio Live on Sky106 Radio from 7 - 10 Eastern time. If it has to do with activities that take place under the sheets we'll be playing it. We'll have your favorite sexy songs by Madonna, Exile, Nickleback, Cassie, Adina Howard, Monifa, Johnny Gill, Foghat, 2 Live crew, LaTour, Devinals and many more. So put on some protection and get ready to get down with some of the sexiest songs of all time to get you in the mood for Valentines Day tomorrow night on Candidradio Live on Sky106

Archive Link for The Morning Rush For Saturday January 28, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#ThankYouTrump hashtag Set Up By Trump Supporters backfires wonderfully

Very happy this backfired on them.

"There’s always a danger in trying to get a hashtag to trend. Sometimes, it does for all the wrong reasons. 
Supporters of President Donald Trump started a #ThankYouTrump “Twitter Rally” on Tuesday night, but it didn’t take long for them to lose control of the hashtag. 
Soon there were plenty of tweets “thanking” Trump for reasons his supporters definitely wouldn’t appreciate.
Here’s a sampling:
Full Article Here.   Should give you a good laugh for the day. 

A Rouge National Park Site Is Tweeting Climate Change Facts In Defiance Of Trump And We Are Happy To See This

You can find them on Twitter. @AltNatParkSer Share with your friends and family. Don't be deceived by the science deniers of the Trump administration.  Send a message that you will not buy in to their back words way of thinking.

The 10 Executive Orders Trump Has Signed So Far

Funny how we heard Conservatives gripe about about the number of  executive orders signed by Obama yet Trump is on pace to sign more executive orders than any President in history this month.  Funny ow conservatives are strangely silent on this.

The list So far

Trump Bans Two More Federal Agencies From Speaking To The Pulic

The things many of us were saying would happen if Trump were elected President are now happening.  I hope this is a wake up call.  Sadly there are those of his supporters who will probably embrace this but what they don't realize is that even they are not safe from this man. Trump clearly does not care for the health and safety of Americans  We have been saying he is a wolf in sheep's clothing and it has not taken long for the wolf to lose his disguise.  He must be stopped.  If he has done this much damage in a couple days.  Think of the harm he will do in a month. I'm glad there are people who are getting this info out so we can keep it in the public eye.

From the article

"Trump’s moves in effectively clamping down with a fascist iron fist on two agencies that are key players in the fight to keep America’s environment and food supply safe reveals something simple, and yet profound, about the new presidential administration.
President Donald Trump simply does not hold in very high esteem at all the health, safety, and overall well being of those who he has just officially assumed leadership of. That’s not a conjecture. That is, rather, a simple observation of the fact that Trump is undercutting some of the key entities responsible for safeguarding Americans’ health, safety, and overall well being."  
Also from the article 
"A report from the Huffington Post, going off of anonymous tips and an internal memo obtained by the news organization, details some of the parameters of the new restrictions that have been placed on the EPA.
  • No press releases will be going out to external audiences.
  • No social media will be going out. A Digital Strategist will be coming on board to oversee social media. Existing, individually controlled, social media accounts may become more centrally controlled.
  • No blog messages.
  • No new content can be placed on any website. Only do clean up where essential.
This information was provided to the Huffington Post by an employee of the EPA who, notably, spoke anonymously due to fear of retaliation.
Making the whole thing even worse is that it’s not just the EPA. Scientists working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have also been effectively banned from speaking with the public."  




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

President Trump Wants To Kill These 17 Government Agencies, Here's How Much They Cost And What They Do.

From the article, 

"Some of President Donald Trump's planned budget cuts appear to be targeted more at undercutting Democratic priorities than at shrinking the national debt.
A host of planned funding cuts to federal agencies, reported last week by The Hill, are part of the Trump administration's desire to eliminate roughly $10.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years -- nearly all of the federal government's discretionary spending.
Yet Trump has vowed not to cut entitlements, such as Medicare and Social Security, and promised to beef up military spending, which represents the lion's share of federal spending -- making it hard for him to do more than chip away at the margins of the nearly $20 trillion national debt.
What, then, would the reported cuts accomplish? The answer appears to be defunding a number of projects seen as liberal darlings -- including groups aimed at preserving and supporting the environment, civil rights protections, the arts, minority-owned businesses, and public broadcasting.  To put this in context: The total cost, per American, of the following 17 programs said to be on the chopping block is $22.36 per year-- of which more than a third comes from a single clean-energy program. By contrast, housing subsidies, like the mortgage interest deduction, which are disproportionately used by the wealthy, cost $296.29 per American.
Here's a list of the various federal agencies reportedly on the chopping block, along with some of their key initiatives -- and some of the jobs supported."

Here's the article.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tell Your Congressperson That Betsy DeVoss Is Not The Right Choice To Head The Education Department

The vote to confirm inexperienced billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was delayed until 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Scores of educators (and parents) have expressed that DeVos is not qualified to ensure quality children's education in this country, which Devos herself proved in her testimony, available to view on multiple reputable web/news sites.
And now to act!
Please call the following Senators to express your opinion regarding her appointment. It's a polite 2 minutes of your time in which the Senator's aids will walk you through making a statement, which then, by law, gets counted.
At least 3 of these Senators need to be convinced in order to block DeVos' nomination.
Don't email. Don't tweet. Don't complain on Facebook. Be the change.
Call them!
Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
Lamar Alexander (TN) 615.736.5129..&..202.224.4944
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121
Rand Paul (KY) 202.224.4343

Archive Link For The Morning Rush For Saturday January 21, 2016

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Conservatives Need To Learn That Freedom To Express Dislike For A President Does Not Just Apply To Them

OK, for eight years we had to listen to conservatives complain about how they didn't like Obama. I'm now seeing some of these same conservatives getting all butt hurt because we are expressing our dislike for Trump. OK conservatives, here's how this thing works. It is really quite simple to understand. Just like you, we can express our viewpoints about a President we don't like either. See how simple that is to understand? If you complain about someone doing the exact same thing you were doing for eight years, I have a word for you, t is "hypocrite" Getting butt hurt over someone else doing the same thing you are doing is called being a hypocrite. This freedom of expression thing works both ways, We now get to express our dislike for the President just like you did for the last eight years. Telling someone else not to express their dislike for a President because you don't want to hear it does not sound very American to me. Making disrespectful comments about the marchers yesterday does not make you sound intelligent, it makes you sound like a seven year old who needs a nap.

Women's March On Washington! FULL Protest Rally Against The Donald Trump...

Archive Link for The 80's Flashback Party Songs For Wednesday January 11, 2017

A little bit late but here it is.

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

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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

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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 www.xtransmissionfm.com 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 www.sky106.net 

Thanks for tuning in to our show.

Zman

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.