Friday, December 23, 2011

Conspiracy, He Wrote

Thursday's guest had lots to say about the Illuminati, Reptilians, NASA and the pharmaceutical industry - that's right, we were talking conspiracies with renowned conspiracy columnist RS Bailey.

The picture isn't pixelated - he's hypnotizing you with the power of 72 bricks...

If you'd like to check out the full text of RS's stories, here are links to a few of his recent columns:

There's some fascinating reading...and some crackpot ideas.  Six of one, half a dozen of the other when it comes to Conspiracy Theories.

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"Follow the Yellow Brick Road."
                                            ~ worst directions ever

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Occupy the Dharma Punx

Yesterday, Wednesday, Photographer/Writer Cat Gwynn and Sacred Activist Laura Murphy, also of the folk-fusion duo The 2012s, were guests on my show. We talked about activism, Buddhism, this-ism, that-ism, -ism, -ism, -ism (to quote the prophet John) and last night's "Occupy The Light" rally.  Cat has promised some pictures from the rally at some point, and I will share those here as soon as I get my hands on them.

In the meantime, if you are interested in helping out the homeless in Los Angeles, here at the holidays, or any time of year (we have plenty of homeless, and we're currently making more, so they'll need help year round for a while), here is a list of agencies and organizations that Laura provided me with, and that we all agreed would be great to share with all of you.

To help in Los Angeles:

•   LAMP Community
•   LA CAN
•   Beyond Shelter
•   Union Rescue
•   Los Angeles Mission
•   Downtown Women's Shelter
•   Homeless Los Angeles California: Shelters and Resources

And if you are interested in continuing the efforts of Occupy LA, please go to the Occupy Los Angeles website or to this additional OLA's website.

Thanks to both of these thoughtful and intelligent ladies for gracing my show with their presence.  I look forward to hearing more from both of them in the future!

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"To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly. "
                                            ~ Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Rights Movement...

On Tuesday's show (12/20/2011), I spoke with two members of the Natural Rights Movement - Billy Singhas and Chad Knutsen essentially, a group of individuals who believe we are born with certain inalienable rights, among those being life, liberty and property.

Here's a video showing the roll out of one of their buses - they have a total of five coming. Her name is "Grace" and a quick, attention-getting video explains a little of what the movement is about:

Billy Singhas piloting "Grace".

Chad has the dubious honor of being the guy shot out of the Occupy LA Tree Fort the morning of the eviction on November 30th. He was shot twice at close range with a beanbag rifle.

Chad and his crown, looking straight down the barrel of oppression.

I told the guys I would share these links to the Natural Rights Movement.  Websites, emails and Twitter names.

the websites are

the NRM twitter is @TheNaRiMo
Chad's twitter is @Chadith
and the Facebook page is

If you want to read their Declaration of Freedom and Peace, go to the YouTube page and read it directly under the Natural Rights video (above).

Check these two out. The show is in the archive on iTunes and on  They make an interesting case for being a sovereign person.  If you want smaller federal government and more state and local control, you may be attracted to this movement. 

The worst that can happen? You hear someone else's point of view about things. 

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Follow the Leader.  That turned out to be a dangerous game, huh...?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Blog With A View

This is a series of videos that I think you should check out, when you have a few minutes (and isn't that why we're all reading blogs? Because we have a few minutes...?).  

The first is a quick audio clip of the interview I conducted with "Family Guy" writer Patrick Meighan, who was arrested during the eviction of Occupy LA on November 30th.  

His story is horrifying to hear, especially coming from someone who is such a nice, intelligent, and reasonable man.  I know Kent State happened, I've heard "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; but the idea that you could be physically assaulted by U.S. police while peacefully protesting...?


The full interview is available on iTunes and at the archives. If you can spare the 60 minutes it will take to listen to the show and hear his whole story, please check it out. I think it's important for everyone to hear.

Next, three commercial parodies...sorry, TWO. Two commercial parodies. The first one just felt like a parody. 

First up is the original political ad that kicked things off, (thank you, unintentional comedian Rick Perry), and the other two are a couple of the better parodies that landed immediately after his campaign ad was released.  


Amazing that a guy can be that proud of his Christianity while hating people who just want to be themselves and love who they want, right? 
A couple of wonderfully ironic things to point out about this ad:

1) the music was written by Aaron Copland, a famous 20th Century American composer...who was an outspoken gay Jew, 

and, 2):


Nice wardrobe choice, Douche.

This was the first parody I saw:


And then, this is just a nice touch, as well:


All of this within hours of this ad going viral.  Now, what have we learned here, ShowBuddies...?

The Internet is fast and mighty - worship at its feet, Pitiful Human!

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Follow your heart. It is blind and dumb, but it's going somewhere, so what the hey...?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Address For Protest Letter

I said on the show today that I would put the link to this page in my blog. It's late, and I don't have much to add except, here it is!

Write to let L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa and Police Chief Beck know you're pissed that the Constitution is being trampled on.

Friday on the show, Patrick Meighan, a writer from Family Guy who was arrested and mistreated during the eviction of Occupy LA joins me on the first half of the show, and Rev. Sandie Richards, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, in downtown L.A.  Should be great, so click on the logo and listen in at 10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern.

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