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The Gruesome Twosome (NFSCD #4)

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 Now For Something Completely Different  Podcast #4:  The Gruesome Twosome

America Becomes Oceania

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It had to happen. Without all the flutters and flourishes of an official Washington announcement, the Biden Administration has, in effect and practice, brought George Orwell’s fictitious dystopian country into reality. And not just in name only! The metamorphosis came complete with the popular Newspeak feature practiced by the Party’s Big Brother government that ruled the land in 1984 For those who have yet to read and be amazed by Orwell’s prescience, Newspeak “… was a language favored by the minions of Big Brother and, in Orwell's words, "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak was characterized by the elimination or alteration of certain words, the substitution of one word for another, the interchangeability of parts of speech, and the creation of words for political purposes. The word has caught on in general use to refer to confusing or deceptive bureaucratic jargon. ” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary No objective analysis of political news over the

Now For Something Completely Different

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 For quite some time I've threatened to start one of these. That makes me a tad late to the party since - at last count - there are alleged to be over 800,000 of these suckers ahead of me. Oh well... Since the world and its vehicular handbasket have picked up speed on its way to the fabled Nethreaches, it convinced me to "get busy podcasting or get busy not podcasting" (apologies to The Shawshank Redemption ). " Now For Something Completely Different " (h/t Monty Python) will attempt, in mercifully short gasps, to present and discuss Current Events and other issues from a (wait for it)...completely different perspective. Considering the 800,000 other pods vying for credibility and attention, this may be too great a challenge to take on with any hope of success. But, inasmuch as 'success' has been elusive my entire broadcasting career, why should this be approached any differently? Still a little rough around the edges, but at least that indicates Improve

Be Prepared

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The Boy Scouts may have fallen on difficult times over the last few decades as PC became dogma and Woke waves swept over the country. Scandal-hungry media and several adult troop leaders sporting their Bad Apple merit badges put the indelible stain of the psychologically bent on the admirable qualities of legendary Boy Scout training activities. The motto "Be Prepared" remains above all that. Over the years, "Be Prepared" has grown to be more than just good advice prior to a overnight camping for merit badge qualifications or a first date; it is succinct guidance for any task in any venue. Today, "Be Prepared" has become as much of a warning cry as Paul Revere's legendary "The British are coming!" We've gone from " These are the times that try men's souls " to   " The Great Reset " , " Reset The Table " , the plans and blueprints for the manipulation and control of entire civilizations as we have known

The Covid Caper

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Long time friend, Monty Pelerin (NDP), author, businessman, professor (ret.), and blogger posted "The Covid Caper" at his Economic Noise website. Anyone interested in the soft-pedaled but ongoing effects of the COVID "epidemic" - and that should be everyone everywhere - would be well served and informed reading it. Excerpt: The entire episode is tragic. It produces some obvious questions, of which the following represent but a few: Why have the origins of the disease not been properly investigated? Why has the incompetence of the government reaction to it been investigated (unnecessary deaths from putting infected patients into nursing homes for example, mask fiascos, shutting down businesses and schools, etc.)? Why were inexpensive and low-risk medical responses (ivermectin, etc.) banned? Why was a monetary incentive put into the medical industry to overstate the true number of Covid deaths? Read it here.  

Why Aren’t You In Prison?

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How many laws have you broken today? Tear off any mattress labels? Bend the speed limit? Failed to “Click It”? Tsk tsk tsk… No worries! You’re in good company! “Every day the average American commits 3 felonies.” Harvey Silverglate, (Three Felonies A Day) “There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” ― Ayn Rand Those are just a couple on an endless list of quotes bearing the same message, the same reality: People break laws every day, all the time. We can’t help ourselves; the game is rigged against us. But not all of us. Remember Napoleon Pig on Animal Farm, “All animals are equal, but some of us are more equal than others.”  Guess which animal you are… Incessantly, we are lectured about the Rule of Law, the hallowed Constitution, Bill of Rights,

Great Minds...etc.

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 Tucker Carlson has more guts than any other commentator on broadcast or cable television. While I may differ with him on certain points, so what? Who agrees with anyone on everything all the time? On Tuesday, July 5th, I was amazed - but especially thrilled - to hear his opening monologue responding to the mass shooting in Highland Park, IL. where 7 were killed, 36 injured. You may wonder why I would be "thrilled" to hear more about mass carnage. Here's why. On December 25, 2012, I wrote this piece, " The Other Newtown Victims ". Take a moment to read it... Now, here is Tucker Carlson's remarkable July 5 opening .  It is personally and professionally gratifying to discover someone whose intellect you respect, by some route, has concurred with your point of view. When those conclusions reveal and impale the alleged integrity of the "Mainstream Media", all the better. When it is exposed on the country's most-watched cable show, even better. Will