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

click play on the player to listen to the show.

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

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."