Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2.20.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Scott


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Name: Rick Scott
Age: 65
Occupation: governor
Last Seen: Tallahassee, FL
Bee-otched For: once again, listening to the wrong people
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Man, I am so damn happy that I don't live in Florida.

As a matter of fact, I haven't been to the "Sunshine" State in years. And yes, "Sunshine" is in quotation marks for a reason: the state is anything but happy right now, especially with the recent shooting that occurred in Parkland where 17 people were killed.

Today, 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drove eight hours to Tallahassee to protest governor Rick Scott and the fact that he's butt buddies with the National Rifle Association. So far, he's refused to say whether or not he'll bring on tougher gun standards to his state, especially with the A+ rating he has with the NRA.

Let's not forget that under his aegis, the nation's biggest mass shooting occurred in Orlando at the Pulse Nightclub where 49 souls were lost. That was until the Las Vegas shooting last year. Also, let's not forget that a day before the Pulse shootings, young singer Christina Grimmie was killed a day earlier.

Folks, Florida is the fifth-most-violent state in America. Would I move there? I think not. It's proof that a man well-loved by the NRA cannot cure the murder and other crime rates. The fact that somebody with severe mental issues was able to put his paws on an AR-15 when he's not allowed to drink a beer is hard to understand. This is why in the next election, I'll be sure to see what candidates the NRA loves and hates. Sadly, there are some Democrats that are pro-NRA.

The good news in all this? At least he's being term limited out of office.



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Monday, February 19, 2018

2.19.18 Bee-otch of the Day: the Republican Party



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Name: the Republican Party
Age: 164
Occupation: the armpit of America
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: not having their priorities in order
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Many years ago when I was a kid living in northern Michigan, there was a young boy who went to school with me.

This kid was the type of person who was in your face and annoying. He would walk on the backs of my feet and, well, that's how he made friends. Yeah, he had friends, and IIRC, he was the type that spent much of his school life in a resource room. However, 16 years ago, I was reading the obituary page in my local newspaper and was shocked to see his name mentioned.

I attended his wake and asked his mother how he died, and she claimed that the pharmacy gave him the wrong medication. Well, there was more to the story.

You see, this kid was adopted. His parents already had two girls but wanted a son. So, they became foster parents. They adopted this kid, who was born in Florida, probably to some idiots. I went to tech school with him and I remembered him getting kicked out. I heard it was for him not showing up to class. Well, he moved back in with his parents and one day, his mom was looking through a bag of his and found a gun and wadded up cash. He had broken into a house and stolen the items. So, the mother called the cops and they arrested his son.

Eventually, he ended up in the Grand Traverse County Jail where he was dealing with schizophrenia, so they gave him medication. However, he died from taking it.

So, let's see: this kid was adopted, had mental issues and had a gun in his possession. Sound familiar?

The big difference between him and Nikolas Cruz was the fact that this particular person had a mother who knew that people could be put in danger because of his actions. Yes, sadly he died in jail, but the good news is that this mother's thinking could have prevented a mass shooting for all we know.

A few years ago, I saw a political cartoon with an elephant proclaiming that we need to do everything to protect the unborn. Then, in the next panel, an NRA logo appears and the elephant says something like "until they're 10 years old".

Sadly, I've met a lot of people who were adopted and they're jerks. There's many kids who grew up fatherless and they turned out terrible. In high school, I knew two girls who were both. They both treated me like their personal Uber driver and a wallet to boot. I had to sit through their shit. Why? Because neither had a decent father figure in their lives. Hell, the one whose father disappeared on her's stepdad actually LAUGHED when planes were crashing into the World Trade towers on 9/11!

Sometimes, I don't understand the logic of people who give birth to kids who will grow up to be totally fucked up. Granted, not everybody who was a mistake turns out bad and there are some kick-ass single moms out there. But sadly, the fact that another school shooting happened because of a dumbass who was adopted, had mental issues and didn't come from a stable family is nothing more than shocking.

You see, I think women should never be ashamed to have an abortion. Hell, in this climate of school violence, should people even HAVE children? Sadly, as long as the Repukes and corporate Democrats are all funded by the ever-so-wealthy NRA, well, this is what happens.

As long as the NRA owns our souls, we can't have nice things.







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Friday, February 16, 2018

2.16.18 Weekend Mix



Alice Merton - No Roots (Dennis First remix)
Jundlarc f/IIINO - Waitwhat
K.A.M.A. - Cream (Pax remix)
Mihalis Safras - Love Away
Scorsi - Tumbah
Axwell /\ Ingrosso - Dreamer (Matisse & Sadko extended mix)
Vato Gonzelez f/ Scrufizer - Bump & Grind
AC Slater & Cause & Affect - Dope Boy
Sonny Banks - Lose My Mind
Nervo X Danny Avila f/Reverie - Loco (Rijer remix)
Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Play-N-Skillz and Elvis Crespo - Azukita
Darude, Ashley Wallbridge f/Foux - Surrender
Zeds Dead & Ganja White Night - Samurai
Virtual Riot f/Virus Syndicate - Show Up
Dmitri Vegas & Like Me Vs. Quntino - Patser Bounce
Dubloadz - Salt
Davoodi - Bun It Down
Stephen - Play Me Like a Violin
Pegboard Nerds & lug00ber - Bring Me Joy
Kuuro - Omen
Mampi Swift & DJ Fresh - Play Me (Mob Tactics remix)
Black Tiger Sex Machine - Zombie f/Panther
A-Trak & Falcons - Ride For Me f/Young Thug& 24 Hrs

2.15.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: bullshitter
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: being a man of broken promises

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A day after one of the most-horrific school shootings in history, the nation and even the world are still stunned.

A troubled 19-year-old monster who had a fascination towards guns took an Uber to his estranged high school near Miami and shot up his classmates. Afterward, he paid a visit to Subway, McDonald's and Walmart before being arrested.

And yes, Subway, McDonald's and Walmart would be the three last places I would ever go to before going to jail. But then again, Nikolas Cruz had a bad taste of life, considering that he was a gun nut that couldn't be stopped.

It was clear that Cruz had issues. Adopted as a child, his adoptive father died and his adoptive mother died late last year from influenza and pneumonia. Clearly, he lost direction in life and probably had nobody to look up to except the AR-15 that he used to shoot up the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people's lives were lost in the melee.

One of the defining moments of the tragedy was when Lori Alhadeff, the mother of murdered 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff went on camera on CNN telling Drumpf that our kids need safety now. Plus, she had explained that she had spent the past two hours planning her daughter's funeral. Alhadeff's speech shook CNN host Brooke Baldwin so hard that she could barely speak.  

Drumpf made a speech today but made no mention of guns at all. Apparently, he wants to make resolving mental issues a top priority, but not getting military-style weapons off our streets.

I know, not everybody who owns guns are sickos, but a lot of them are. Maybe Drumpf avoided the gun issue simply because the NRA is kissing his rich white ass. But then again, under his leadership, we're not safe as-is. Under his 2019 budget plan, he's cutting $24 million from school safety programs and millions more from Medicare that would help people with mental issues. In all Drumpf has once again proved that he's all talk and no action.

Oh, wait, he IS a man of action! Last February, he signed a bill that made it easier for those with mental illness to buy guns! He overturned a measure created by President Obama that prevented gun sales for some 75,000 Americans.

Once again, I hope the revolution is beginning. It's time to fix our two party system so the Democrats start listening to their progressive base instead of acting Republican Lite and getting zero done. If they can't do it, it'll be four more years of Drumpf and four more years of mass shootings. America already has one of the worst gun laws on the globe and as long as we have Repukes and middle of the road Dems in charge, shit just won't happen.

The Second Amendment: misunderstood since 1791.




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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2.14.18 Bee-otch of the Day: National Rifle Association


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Name: National Rifle Association
Age: 147
Occupation: gun nuts
Last Seen: Fairfax, VA
Bee-otched For: another day, another shooting

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Back in 2004, Janet Jackson accidentally showed her boob on national TV and the government started to crack down on so-called "indecency" on TV.

Well, we've had Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Pulse in Orlando and Las Vegas to name a few. The government's response? Nothing doing.

Now, we have Parkland, FL, near Miami, where 19-year-old Nicholas de Jesus Cruz gunned down 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was named for an environmentalist. According to fellow students, he was a gun nut who loved to show off his weapons. According to the school, he was expelled from making threats against his classmates.

The question is that why the school allowed him back in the first place is beyond anybody's guess. Even better, why his parents allowed him to have guns if he was such a nutjob is pure insanity.

The Janet Jackson debacle vs. shooting debate shows that our country needs to rethink its priorities. It's funny that other countries embrace female nudity on TV and have better gun laws. As a result, there's fewer gun crimes. Here in America, it's a different story.

The funny thing is that the NRA thinks they know how to solve gun incidents in America. They think that forcing all schools to have police branches and even to have students carrying guns is the answer to all of life's problems. However, in the end, it simply shows that they're part of the problem instead. These assholes buy our politicians and even though so many have died under our antiqued gun laws, they will cry Second Amendment and therefore, there's nothing we can do to stop the insanity.

Folks, this is why our government is broken beyond our repair. We have a president who's pro-gun, a house and senate that's the same and Democrats who are Dems in name only. This is part of the reason why I'm starting to think that voting independent might be the only answer. Our country needs ACTION, not just thoughts and prayers.

Remember, boobs don't kill people, guns kill people.




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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2.13.18 Bee-otches of the Day: people who simply don't care


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Name: various
Age: various
Occupation: various
Last Seen: various
Bee-otched For: not knowing where their heart is

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Saturday morning, I woke up past 5 a.m. to see lights flickering outside my window.

There was a firetruck, complete with a few vehicles in front and behind it. I was thinking that maybe there was an accident or somebody had to be taken to the hospital. So, I took a piss and hopped back into bed.

Several hours later, I woke up, opened my shades and turned on my phone. One of the first messages that I received was from one of my news apps saying that there was a massive fire at an apartment complex next to mine.

I went online and the station had a news story about the fire, which caused the roof to collapse. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the third floor to that building was gone. I went out later that day to see the damage. You could see through the windows and there was nothing left. The walls had collapsed, revealing the foundation. I shook my head, knowing that this were people's homes.

Later on that evening, I was doing laundry and I had an idea. Why not donate some of my old clothes to the apartment to give to the victims? So on Monday, when they reopened for business, they told me to come in with what I had and I did. I had an armload of old shirts, jeans and towels that I no longer used, plus an old wifi router and a dish rack that I no longer used. One of the ladies in the office told me that I was the FIRST PERSON to donate items to the victims of the fire. I was happy, but at the same time, angry that not more people wanted to help out.

In the years that I've lived here, it doesn't really shock me all that much. As a matter of fact, the only person that tried to friend me here was a drunk Vietnamese guy who would make me go to the liquor store to get beer and cigarettes for him and he was living in squalor. To everybody else here, I'm a stranger. But since it seems that nobody else wanted to help these poor people - many of whom didn't have renters insurance - get back on their feet.

I know, renters insurance only costs around $10 per month for many, but to some, it's just another unneeded bill. That is, until their home catches fire and they no longer have a bed to sleep on or a TV to watch. When I was a little boy, my parents made me donate old toys and clothes to those whose homes burned down. I fondly remember going to a family friend's house that had just burned down with my parents and they showed me some of the toys in the garage that were charred. They wanted me to think of others when they lost their possessions.

It's sad that when these 40 or so people lost their things, I bolted to action. True, the Red Cross helped, but still, I felt that more could be done.

Sometimes, I get angry when people give to the wrong people. We have idiots like Joel Osteen making tax-free millions from brainwashed dolts who think that they only way to God is through giving giant wads of cash to him. Or the morons who helped Kenneth "God doesn't talk to people in coach" Copeland get himself a $36 million jet plane. Sometimes, I mentally scream in agony knowing that good people like my aunt are dying from cancer while grifters like Pat Robertson - who recently had a stroke - are still with us.

My mom told me that she gets angry thinking about good people dying while assholes get to live. She told me that it could all be God's plan and we have to deal with it. Maybe God needs my aunt more than he needs Pat Robertson. Who knows?

The thing is, people need to worry about the elephants instead of the peanuts. When they see people struggle, I think God wants us to help them. They don't need to go through a charity, they can simply know somebody who needs help and help them.

There's probably a few thousand who live in my apartment community. Yet, I'm the good guy.




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Monday, February 12, 2018

2.12.18 Bee-otch of the Day: WGRD



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Name: WGRD
Age: 70
Occupation: rock station
Last Seen: Grand Rapids
Bee-otched For: not knowing the time




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In all honesty, I shouldn't be giving GRD the Bee-otch of the Day.

Last week, the station announced that they've hired Tommy Carroll as their new programming director. He's coming in from 103.9 The Bear in South Bend, IN, where he was also PD. Carroll will also handle afternoon jock duties for GRD.

In recent weeks, GRD has severely cut back on playing butt rock titles, though some classics still remain on the playlist. It's also worth noting that GRD doesn't play as many currents as they once did, which to me, sucks. Then again, this is Townsquare Media we're talking about here.

It's too bad that Carroll can't come soon enough.

On Sunday morning, I was listening to GRD and they aired one of their sweepers identifying a new song. The sweeper had a male voice saying "cranking out more new rock now" with a robotic female voice identifying the song with the male voice returning to say "97-9 GRD".

The problem is, the song that was ID'd was "Dark Necessities" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, a song that was released two years ago.

Hmmmm. A song that was released in 2016 is new in 2018? Looks like somebody fell asleep at the switch. Then again, the station really started to suck with Johnnie Walker at the helm. Well, he's gone.

The sad thing is that I've heard various songs with that sweeper that are old. Is it me, or do the idiots who run things at GRD don't even care?

Time for me to play Armchair PD. If a song has just entered the charts and is new to the station, then air the new music sweeper. If the tune is, say a month old, retire that sweeper for that song. SIMPLE! If somebody from outside Grand Rapids is listening to WGRD and hear that sweeper before "Dark Necessities" or other tunes, it will make GRD and Grand Rapids look very picayune.

At least they're not using that sweeper before "Carry On Wayward Son".




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