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Friday, December 15, 2017
And then I heard this...
You know that crazy video of Kennedy questioning Trump’s judiciary nominees who can’t answer ANY of Kennedy’s questions? Kennedy voted to confirm 👏🏼EVERY 👏🏼SINGLE 👏🏼ONE 👏🏼OF 👏🏼THEM. I don’t blame stupid, I blame the people voting to put stupid in our Judiciary Branch.— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) December 15, 2017
In the most recent poll 83% of Americans were against this, including 75% of Republicans.
Drain the swamp, my ass.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Look for the telecoms to lay low for a while before making major moves, but those moves are assuredly coming. I guarantee it. It's preposterous to argue otherwise (which is their current argument). If so, why was this necessary?
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce that Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone are the five artists selected for induction in the Performer category, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be recognized with the Award for Early Influence.
This year's nominees also included Kate Bush, Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, The J. Geils Band, Judas Priest, LL Cool J, MC5, The Meters, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and The Zombies. According to Variety, Bon Jovi received more than 1 million fan votes. The rest of the top five fan vote winners were the Moody Blues (950,000), Dire Straits (616,000), The Cars (553,000) and Judas Priest (539,000). Artists can be nominated 25 years after the release of their first commercial recording.
The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in January. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM. Broadcast details will be announced in early 2018.
Here are my favs from the new members...
Also, James Murdoch (Rupert's youngest son) is leaving his dad's company to join the new Disney company--possibly as the head of television--and Robert Iger is staying on as CEO for a few more years (he was scheduled to retire next year).
I'm still processing this one. It's out of left field.
The story is well sourced and contains lots of detail.
This, despite some of the news below...
#BREAKING: My office has now identified 2 million fake comments on #netneutrality that were submitted to the @FCC using the stolen identities of Americans across the country.— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) December 13, 2017
The FCC must delay its vote until we get to the bottom of this massive fraud: https://t.co/X3ECXwh06y pic.twitter.com/PuNrqErWCw
FCC's own chief technology officer warned about net neutrality repeal https://t.co/uzH8rZVj4X This administration's assault on facts and expert opinion is on display once again. Never mind what the experts say, both internal and across the industry? #SaveNetNeutrality— Michael Halston (@mikehalston) December 13, 2017
Net neutrality: 'father of internet' joins tech leaders in condemning repeal plan https://t.co/2cBSeSd4nF— Guardian news (@guardiannews) December 11, 2017
The @FCC refuses to work with the 19 State Attorneys General who have complained about fraud in the #NetNeutrality record resulting in 2 million stolen identities.— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) December 13, 2017
We need to get to the bottom of this mess. We have no business voting until we do.https://t.co/fTkFLDXfST
I believe a free and open internet is part of the foundation of a modern democracy. It is plain wrong that the @FCC wants to end Title II Net Neutrality protection. It is yet another attack on those attempting to bring about the beloved community. #netneutrality— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) December 13, 2017
Net Neutrality News!!! Congress Has officially introduced a Bill that is literally just for Saving Net Neutrality. See this link.https://t.co/I7nEdrYD49 Reasons for spreading this:— TheBoneHeadClan (@TheBoneHeadClan) December 11, 2017
1. Contact your Reps and tell them to support it
2. SPREAD THIS AROUND!
December 14th is it Hurry
Twitter: $14.99/month— banksy (@thereaIbanksy) December 13, 2017
Netflix: $9.99/per movie
Google: $1.99/per search
If you don't want to pay extra for your favorite sites you need to be supporting #NetNeutrality
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Watch the video here.
Get your perfect stocking stuff Christmas gift here.
It explains what she had to agree to in order to film the movie "Frida"--which eventually won a few Oscars.
A push by Cumulus Media to solidify WLS AM 890 as a conservative talk station is forcing out the husband-and-and-wife team of Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano as midday co-hosts. Their show has been airing for the last year from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
Starting January 1, WLS will add a Washington-based syndicated talk show hosted by Chris Plante from 9 to 11 a.m. and return Rush Limbaugh to a live broadcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the station announced Wednesday. Limbaugh has been airing on delay from noon to 3 p.m.
I guess that officially ends the Rick and Dave on WLS-Radio experiment too. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
After Alabama disaster GOP must do right thing and DUMP Steve Bannon. His act is tired, inane and morally vacuous. If we are to Make America Great Again for all Americans, Bannon must go! And go NOW!!— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) December 13, 2017
Suck it, Bannon— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 13, 2017
Lesson for the GOP: if there is a bridge too far in Alabama, there is a bridge too far in every other state where Steve Bannon wants to run a fringy candidate— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) December 13, 2017
Before we get the results, I'd just like to thank Steve Bannon for showing us how to lose the reddest state in the union and Governor Ivey for the opportunity to make this national embarrassment a reality— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) December 13, 2017
Even this guy might be turning on him...
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
We received the sad news of the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer/songwriter of one of our favorite bands, New Jersey's own The Smithereens, who gave us such hooky hits as "A Girl Like You," "Blood and Roses," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "House We Used To Live In" and "Only A Memory," to name a few.
According to Deadline.com, DiNizio had been recovering from injuries sustained during a fall. Tragically, he passed away just days after indicating via Facebook that he was looking forward to returning to the road.
A Facebook post from Smithereens bandmate Dennis Diken read, "Today we mourn the loss of our friend, brother and bandmate Pat DiNizio. Pat had the magic touch. He channeled the essence of joy and heartbreak into hook-laden three-minute pop songs infused with a lifelong passion for rock & roll. Our journey with Pat was long, storied and a hell of a lot of fun. We grew up together. Little did we know that we wouldn't grow old together. Goodbye Pat. Seems like yesterday." DiNizio was 62 years old.
Allure Magazine wrote about it, and has some pictures.
Go ahead and click it. Your browsing history will only say Allure Magazine. It's a women's fashion magazine. "What? I happen to really love fashion, honey. Pardon me for trying to share your interests."
I'm talking about the FCC open meeting tomorrow. They have unleashed a whirlwind by vowing to get rid of Net Neutrality without any hearings or any mandate. The vote still appears to be a lost cause (there are three Republican FCC Commissioners already saying they will vote yes--and that's all they need), but the meeting is going to be flooded with protestors and the nation has woken up to what is happening.
The Democrats in the U.S. Senate are finally on the case. From Inside Radio this morning...
In their no holds barred letter, the senators call Pai’s plan “reckless” and “radical.” “Your proposed action will amount to the largest abdication of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) statutory responsibilities in history,” the letter says. But that’s just the opening paragraph. The Senators accuse Pai of throwing the FCC’s main responsibility to protect consumers and the public interest overboard – along with consumers themselves. “In short, you are walking away from your statutory duties and effectively eliminating FCC oversight over high-speed internet access,” the senators say.
The biggest complaint about Pai’s rollback plan is that it will allow internet service providers, or ISPs as they're called, to block, slow down or manipulate a consumer’s access to the internet – as long as it discloses those practices. But within what the senators call “mounds of legalese” contained in the Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom order is also a provision that prevents state and local governments from adopting their own open internet protections. “It is not enough for the FCC to turn its back on consumers,” the Senators write. “You willfully plan to tie the states’ hands to prevent them from protecting their own residents.”
Pai has said he favors the “light-touch” regulation from earlier eras but the senators say that ignores the pervasive role the internet plays nowadays, when American homes and business rely on the web for everyday activities. “Your plan ignores the central and critical role that access to a free and open internet plays in Americans’ lives and the role that the nation’s expert communications agency should play with respect to the networks underlying that access,” the letter says. Even the Bush-era FCC had more teeth in its open internet policies, it adds. “The future of the internet hangs in the balance,” the senator conclude, calling on Pai to “abandon this radical and reckless plan to turn the FCC’s back on consumers and the future of the free and open internet.”
Meanwhile the FCC is preparing crowd overflow rooms at its 12th Street SW headquarters to accommodate what it calls “significant public interest” in the issue. As their name implies FCC Open Meetings are just that, open to the public. Once the Commission Meeting Room fills up, members of the public and press will be shuttled into overflow rooms, to watch a live video feed of the meeting – as long as space is available and attendees clear security. There will likely be plenty of protesters so the Commission is imposing a maximum size of 11 inches by 17 inches for signs attendees can bring into the rooms. There’s also a stipulation that the holder keeps the sign in front of his or her body to not obstruct anyone else’s views.
Why are they doing this--something that literally nobody wants them to do? There's only one possible reason. Keep an eye on where they work after their time in the FCC is up. (Chairman Pai already worked for the telecom giants BEFORE he got this job). It's pure and simple corruption, and it stinks to high heaven. Three people are destroying your internet, and there's nothing we can do about it, because the people we can complain to are the very people that are doing it.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Steve King and Johnnie Putnam recently did an appearance in their old timeslot, visiting with Nick Digilio on WGN Radio.
Among the subjects they discussed that night? Eckhartz Press' stunning novel "Safe Inside" by Lee Kingsmill.
Listen to it here.
Get your own personal copy of the book here.
But Joe was so much more than that. He was a constant calming presence, always there to greet players and parents with a smile and a kind comment. He was beloved by his players, his fellow board members, and his fellow coaches, managers, and parents. Losing Joe is a big loss to our club, but it's obviously an even a bigger loss to his wonderful family. Green White sends our love and support to the Welk Family; Melissa, Michelle, Kimberly, Ashley & Chris. We intend to honor Joe next season, and we'll be announcing how we plan on doing that at our Christmas party.
In the meantime, we've been flooded with people asking about funeral arrangements, and asking what can be done to help the Welk family. The arrangements are as follows...
Visitation Thursday December 14, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., (at Northwest Highway) Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.
Funeral Friday, December 15, 9:30 a.m. from the Funeral Home to St. Emily Church, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m.
(His obituary is here)
The U18 girls team is leading the way in starting up a GoFundMe page to help out the Welk Family. Click here to contribute.
This photo was taken last summer in Germany. Joe's on the far left. I'm on the far right. Gonna miss him a lot.
New Yorker Reporter (and CNN Contributor) Ryan Lizza
NFL-Network analyst (and former player) Marshall Faulk
University of California Regent (and former CEO of Westwood One) Norm Pattiz
NPR host Tom Ashbrook
Morning anchor of "Good Day LA" Steve Edwards
A Wisconsin Radio host who revealed himself. Tom Taylor's NOW column has the news...
WHBY’s Josh Dukelow did something pretty astonishing, says the Appleton Post-Crescent. On Friday’s late-morning “Fresh Take” show, he told listeners he’d behaved badly in the past, that he regretted it, and that he hopes more men will come forward during this national conversation about behavior. Sounds as if Woodward Communications was surprised. It’s the owner of WHBY Kimberly/1150 and its translators at 106.3 and 103.5 in Appleton and Oshkosh. GM Kelly Radandt says while the company knew Dukelow would be talking about “the topic of sexual harassment, we were unaware of the admission, or specific information he planned to disclosed.” Put yourself in Woodward’s shoes, when Josh took off his headphones at 11am – how do you proceed, after such a confession? Radandt says “We immediately began gathering information and have had several conversations with Josh.” Woodward says it never logged any allegations of sexual harassment by Dukelow, who joined the staff only recently, after running for mayor of Appleton in Spring 2016. And what is Woodward’s response, so far? Josh still has his “Fresh Take” job. He was off-air yesterday, but should return today. In a followup statement, Dukelow says that in 2015 (before WHBY), he’d touched a female friend’s body in several places, put his arms around her and kissed her, without permission. He says “This example highlights the fact that terms like ‘sexual assault’ and ‘sexual harassment’ are not narrow and specific. They cover a wide swath of behaviors.”
Time Magazine has the details.
In fairness, it was in Toronto, so we're only talking about Canadian Dollars. I'm sure the conversion rate is about $700-1.
"The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time will be making spirits bright for a second straight year on MeTV FM," said Chicago Program Director Rick O'Dell. "The mix of holiday standards and surprises, celebrity greetings and Wink Martindale's instantly familiar voice and inviting personality are an ideal fit with the timeless and memorable music our listeners have come to count on whenever they tune into 87.7 FM."
Monday, December 11, 2017
2016: 196,000 jobs per month— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 10, 2017
2017: 170,000 jobs per month
Unemployment rate when Obama left office: 4.5%@QuinnipiacPoll, 11/15: Who gets credit for the economy?
Let me know if you need any other facts, @PressSec https://t.co/rllgvwh65p
Morris was a post-season superstar for several teams including the Tigers. Trammel was his teammate and won 4-gold gloves and a World Series MVP award. I have no problem with either of them getting into the Hall.
The New York Post has the details.
Honestly, I've never felt better about my life-long decision not to be a hugger/kisser. There will be no stories about me like this. I'm a handshaker. I even used to shake hands with my grandmother.
Cold fish? Perhaps. In trouble for excessive hugging/kissing? Never.
Coming soon to an oldies station near you: Songs from the 2000s.
Now where did I put my walker?
See the organizers’ page here. There’s still protest inside the FCC itself, from the two Democratic Commissioners. Jessica Rosenworcel slams the Commission’s refusal to provide documents to the New York State A-G about the alleged identity theft around public comments about Net Neutrality. Rosenworcel says the agency’s letter to A-G Eric Schneiderman “shows the FCC’s sheer contempt for public input.” But this is likely to be another 3-2 vote – unlike the 2015 Net Neutrality decision, a vote to dismantle it.
We have to mobilize, people. These bastards are really going to hand over full control of the internet to three or four companies to do as they wish.