Wednesday, November 27, 2013
On the show this week, Review of Catching Fire, Some truths about working retail, things not to say to someone in a wheelchair, Everything you know about getting warm may be wrong, Another popular book series going to film, B Sides, and much more. The show is in two segments segment one segment two
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
On this show, Had a little glitch at the beginning as a song stared playing in the middle of the first George Carlin routine, Zman's a little grouchy without his coffee, We talk about the tornadoes that swept though Illinois Sunday and How you can help Tornado relief efforts Zman's eye emergency, Things not to do on Facebook, the weekly tech talk, Walmart stories, and much more. We also played some comedy and funny songs,in the first two hours plus new music and and 80's music. Her's the link to download and listen
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Pearls are purely sick, evil, twisted individuals who have no business giving parenting advice. From the below article here is some of their parenting, "advice" "Using plastic tubing to beat children, since it hurts a lot but leaves fewer marks to alert authorities Wearing the plastic tubing around the parent's neck as a constant reminder to obey "Swatting" babies as young as six months old with instruments such as "a 12-inch willowy branch," thinner plastic tubing or a wooden spoon "Blanket training" babies by hitting them with an instrument if they try to crawl off a blanket on the floor Beating older children with rulers, paddles, belts and larger tree branches "Training" children with pain before they even disobey, in order to teach total obedience Giving cold water baths, putting children outside in cold weather and withholding meals as discipline Hosing off children who have potty training accidents Inflicting punishment until a child is "without breath to complain." That's not parenting, that is abuse and these sick, evil, child abusers need to be stopped. If the god they believe in supporst this kind of parenting than I cetainly want no part of a god like that. Full article and more info about Micheal and Debbi Pearl here
As you know by now the town of Washington Illinois was devastated by a tornado on Sunday November 17th. If you want to help out the people from Washington, you can donate to the Red Cross by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Massachusetts Just celebrated Ten Years of Marriage Equality, So Where Is All This Bad Stuff that is Supposed to Happen
First we here at Candidradio would like to congratulate Massachusetts on ten years of marriage equality and we are glad our home state of Illinois has finally approved the measure which will be signed in to law by Governor Pat Quinn this week. On the live show and the podcast we have talked about just how silly the anti marriage equality arguments are. They would be laughable if there were not people ignorant enough to believe them. They predict all kinds of dire consequences if we allow couples of the same sex to marry. Some even try to use the bible as an argument to why it should not be allowed but as we've pointed out many times with all the other things banned by the book of Leviticus: tattoos, eating shellfish, working on Sundays, Playing soccer on Sunday, wearing mixed fabric, There is even a requirement that a woman who has been raped has to marry her rapist, parents can kill their disobedient children, and the list goes on, that using the bible is a pretty weak argument. So now with Massachusetts having same sex marriage legal for ten years and many other countries having it for far longer, where are all these bad things that are supposed to happen. They claim it will lead to the "downfall of society as we know it" yet there is no evidence of this happening. They claim it will somehow "cheapen the family unit." again no evidence of this happening. The silly claims by the far religious right go on and on and you've heard us talk and blog about them many times. The one thing all of these silly arguments against marriage equality have in common is none of these homophobes can tell us how this stuff will happen or give any evidence that it is happening anywhere. The reason is because there arguments are false and deep down they know it. Their way of thinking is based on ignorance and fear and is thankfully dying off. Sixteen states in the U S have now approved marriage equality and the number is growing. hopefully in our lifetime marriage equality will be the law of the land and the homophobes like the Illinois Family Institute, Focus on the Family, and the American Family Association who try to hide their hate behind religion will be nothing more than a part of history that people just laugh about how ignorant and hateful those groups are. Granted there will always be homophobic people but hopefully as time goes on and we are seeing it today, that way of thinking becomes less appropriate and people except others for who they are. So congratulations Massachusetts on ten years of Marriage equality. Let's hope the rest of the country catches up very soon.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On the show we talked about more stores opening early on Thanksgiving, New device in development to help some blind people see, More dumb comments people give those of us who are Child Free by Choice, Nosy people, The dumb Walmart stories of the week, Zman has a couple observations to really make you groan, Strange shop lifting stories, and much more. Here is the link to download the show.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
On the show we played all 80's music. We also talked about Illinois finally approving same sex marriage, zero tolerance gone a muck again, the isle of trash, five bad effects of daylight savings time, some tech talk, and much more. Here is the archive link
Monday, November 04, 2013
Posted by Zman I'm seeing the "say Merry Christmas and not Happy Holidays" posts on my feed. I've never understood why some people get upset over a greeting or think it is somehow, "taking the Christ out of Christmas" Don't these people realize that happy Holidays simply refers to the entire holiday season. Merry Christmas refers to the specific holiday. and despite what these people want you to believe. People have been saying Happy Holidays for years, decades even. and how exactly does what someone calls it have any effect on how you celebrate Christmas? I get the feeling some people are not happy unles they feel persecuted. They call that a persecution complex. It seems in the past ten or fifteen years that some have decided to take offence to it. Trust me, no one is trying to take the Christ outof Christmas. There is no war on Christmas. Look around during the season. You can't breathe without being hit in the face with all kinds of Christmas stuff. If you're getting upset over a greeting then you're missing the whole point of the season. With all the problems going on around the world isn't it a bit silly to get upset over how someone greets you during what is supposed to be a festive season? You'd think if these people are so concerned over what they see as the "true meaning of the holidays" they'd be more upset over the commercialism of the holiday than a greeting. I mean there's something to get upset over. Not how someone greets you. Talk about getting upset over the wrong thing. I'm an atheist and I agree the holidays are way to commercialized. and yet I find the most strident Christmas supporters are the ones spending hundreds of dollars on their kids etc. yep, that's the reason for the season folks - maxing out the credit card, right?
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Posted by Zman I really cannot think of anything else to add. This article says it best. Friom the article, "And so I have to wonder, what is it with this idea that violence against children is something to be treated so lightly, like a joke, or even directly embraced? What is this?! We wouldn’t let people get away with saying “back in the day, when we could beat our wives without being sent to jail, women knew to keep their clothes on and their mouths shut.” We wouldn’t let people get away with saying “back in the day, when blacks had to serve their masters or else face a beating, they weren’t lazy layabouts like today.” So why do people think they can get away with reminiscing fondly about the days when children got an “ass whooping” if they stepped out of line? How do people think this is acceptable?! The truth is that we live in a society that is not kind to children. Full article here.