Thursday, October 18, 2018

10.18.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Richard Kalkman


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Name: Richard Kalkman
Age: 51
Occupation: pharmacist
Last Seen: 2410 Hemlock Lane, Petoskey, MI 49770
Bee-otched For: pissing on woman's rights



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It's any couple's worst nightmare: having children for the first time and suddenly, everything goes wrong.

Well, it happened to Rachel Peterson, a 35-year-old woman from Ionia, 30 miles east of Grand Rapids. Last summer, she suffered a miscarriage. So, she and her husband went to Petoskey - 80 miles north of Traverse City - for a getaway to get their minds off of their personal tragedy. Her doctor prescribed misoprostol, a drug used to help with the termination of pregnancies. According to Peterson, if she didn't take the drug, she would have had an infection.

She went to the Petoskey Meijer with her prescription and their pharmacist, Richard Kalkman refused to honor it. His reason? He told her that was a "good Catholic boy" and thought that she was having an abortion instead. To make matters worse, he wouldn't even allow another pharmacist to cover her prescription or even transfer it to another pharmacy.

Now, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against Meijer and is asking for an investigation as to why Kalkman didn't honor Peterson's prescription. The ACLU claimed that Peterson was a victim of sexual discrimination because misoprostol is also used to treat ulcers. Had Peterson been a male, Kalkman would have probably given the meds to her. Meanwhile, Meijer did say that Kalkman is no longer with the company, though they refused to say if he was fired.

You know, if that same Meijer hired a Muslim as a cashier and he refused to sell a customer pork products, of course they should fire him. All Kalkman did was shame a grieving woman because of his religion, which is loaded with pedophile priests and dark secrets. In the Catholic mind, it's not OK for an abortion, probably because that means less children for molesting.

My thoughts are with the Petersons and their loss. I think because of what Kalkman did, they'll think twice about going up north. Sadly, northern Michigan is loaded with racists and religious nuts. Hell, a huge reason why people move up north is to get away from the blacks in Detroit. In their mind, if type of person is bad, they're all bad.

I hope as long as Kalkman works as a retail pharmacist, people will avoid wherever he works. This is also why - and thanks to a Google search - I wasn't hesitant to list his address. I would love to see a group of feminists throw dead fetuses at his house. He deserves it.

Let's save the fetus, but when that same body is gunned down at school because the pro-lifers are also NRA members....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10.17.18 Bee-otch of the Day: Eddie Lampert



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Name: Eddie Lampert
Age: 56
Occupation: hedge fund manager
Last Seen: Chicago
Bee-otched For: running Sears and Kmart into the ground



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Growing up in northern Michigan, it seemed that every major town of 2,000 people or more had a Kmart.

When Kmart opened in Acme near Traverse City in 1989, we didn't go to Cherryland Mall as much anymore. Sadly, that meant me wearing shitty Kmart shoes to school that wore out every two months or so. But, that's how my parents rolled.

Of course, Kmart went bankrupt in 2002 and ended up shuttering a whole bunch of stores. I moved to Grand Rapids that year, and by the time I moved to my section of town, the local Kmart closed and soon became a Burlington. There were more buildings that once housed Kmarts than ones than ones that were still in business in the area.

Today, the nearest Kmart to Grand Rapids is in Hastings, a town of 7,350 and also has a Walmart. In northern Michigan, only three Kmarts are still standing: Grayling, Oscoda and Charlevoix.

But soon, the Charlevoix store will be gone, too.

On Monday, Sears Holdings announced that they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 142 stores. Yesterday, the company closed at 63 cents, higher than the 28 cents a few days ago and MUCH lower than the $6.79 per share as its 52-week high.

Remember the Family Guy episode where the Griffins go to the mall and they go to Sears? Of course, Lois said "Peter, nobody's been to Sears in years", they walk in and it's a parody of the Mad Max movies. Well, that's Sears in real life, sadly. Neither Sears nor Kmart have built a new store in YEARS and most of their stores look like relics of the 1990s or worse, much earlier.

Much of the blame goes to Eddie Lampert, the Ayn Rand-loving former CEO whose ideas bankrupted the company. Thankfully, he did step down from that role on Monday, but the damage has been done. Only time will tell if Sears Holdings will close for good. Under Lampert, Sears has been selling off their properties, shuttered Sears Canada and they even sold off their legendary product line like Craftsman. Now, there's even talks of them selling their Kenmore brand.

Thanks to Lampert's piss-poor management of Sears, malls are failing because of Sears closing their stores. When Sears closes a mall store, they lose an anchor. Malls with no anchors lose individual stores and become ghost towns. Thankfully here in Grand Rapids, when Sears closed their store at Woodland Mall, the mall announced that they would be replacing it with a new wing, plus Von Maur. Many malls that lose anchors sadly don't know how to replace them. Across town at Rivertown Crossings, I'll betcha they don't know what to do with the former Younker's site. If Sears there closes, well, all I can say to them is good luck.

To me, Sears is dead. I haven't stepped foot into a Kmart in years, and the last time I did, the service sucked. Maybe the reason why was because the employees are paid shit wages and Lampert don't care. It's all about the money to him, and sadly, he doesn't know how to make it.

In other news, you can go to Meijer and scan items on your phone as you shop. I'll betcha that the lines at Sears and Kmart, OTOH are nine miles long.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10.16.18 Hero of the Day: Kerri "Preemiememe" Matuszak


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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY!

Image by Doc Ivan
Name: Kerri "Preemiememe" Matuszak
Age: was 58
Occupation: Photoshop artist
Last Seen: among the heavens
Awarded For: being a talented woman who left us too soon



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This morning at 5 a.m., I woke up to some VERY shocking news.

One of my Facebook friends, the talented Doc Ivan, announced that another great and talented Facebook artist, Kerri Matuszak had lost her battle with cancer. She was just 58.

As some of you know, I lost my aunt also to cancer a few months ago at 60. She was an RN at the Vet's Home here in Grand Rapids and took care of our war heroes. In Kerri's case, she took care of three special young people who really needed her: her triplet children. All three of her kids were born prematurely and battled cerebral palsy all their lives.

Now, two of Kerri's three kids - Alec and Sydney - are 23 and doing quite well. Sadly, Alec - an aspiring MMA fighter - also died of cancer.

I've been online friends with Kerri for many, many years and loved her "chopped" images. She was a humongous fan of Howard Stern's and loved chatting about the show with others. I loved it when she mentioned me in her posts. I even handed the BOTD to a home health aide of theirs seven years ago for stealing the family dog. The only time I cringed at her was when she announced on Facebook that she turned off the Stern show because he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president instead of her candidate, Drumpf.

Kerri announced on Facebook that she was battling cancer again last year and would be taking chemo. Sadly, her cancer battle ended yesterday.

Sometimes, I wonder why talented young people die too young. True, Kerri was a Drumpfer, but she was an awesome mother and great digital artist. She was a friend to many and was an inspiration to those with children with disabilities. My thoughts are with her husband, Edward and her two surviving children.

Thank you, Preem. Say hi to Ian for us.
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THE BACK PAGE: Mike Clark Dead at 63



10.16.18 
MIKE CLARK DEAD AT 63
Former WRIF morning man had lung issues

Longtime fans of WRIF 101.1 Detroit's Drew and Mike morning show heard the heartbreaking news this afternoon that Mike Clark, Drew Lane's other half of the once-popular morning show died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 63.

Clark and Lane were the hosts of WRIF's wildly-popular morning show, which went off the air several years ago with both sides amicably deciding to break up. Lane, however, did host a short-lived afternoon sports show on now-defunct sister station Detroit Sports 105.1 after the show ended.

According to Lane, Clark had multiple health issues over the years, including issues with his lungs. Clark worked several odd jobs before joining Lane at 37. Beforehand, he was a regular caller to the show - formerly "Drew and Zip" before "Zip" moved to Phoenix - doing his vast array of voices.

I do have to give WRIF some credit. On their website, they have a nice tribute to Mike, including some old clips of D&M. Most radio stations seem to piss on their own heritage and sweep their past under the rug.

Regrettably, my association with Drew and Mike is slim to none, given that I'm a Howard Stern guy. Hell, I remembered when Howard debuted on 97.1 K-Rock (now 97.1 The Ticket), they ran a SHITLOAD of promos bashing WRIF, Drew and Mike and elderly afternoon guy Arthur Penhallow. Even Howard himself bashed Drew and Mike for ripping his show off.

Nonetheless, D&M still had a sizable following in Detroit and are still loved and remembered today. Our thoughts are with Mr. Clark's family.

Monday, October 15, 2018

10.15.18 Bee-otch of the Day: PJ Weber



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Name: PJ Weber
Age: ??
Occupation: evil magician
Last Seen: Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched For: threatening me and my family



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OK, so I haven't done many BOTDs for several weeks. Getting a new car and my mom moving to Grand Rapids will do that.

Last Wednesday, I spent the whole day walking in driving rain moving in my mom into her new apartment with little help. I was walking through deep, slippery mud carrying in couches, beds and heavy-ass items. After the Penske truck was FINALLY emptied, I went home, showered and took a small nap.

While I was napping, my mom called me, asking me to take her and her friend to Denny's. So, I climbed into my car, picked them up and took them there. I found a parking spot in front of the building. However, my car's front end ran over a stone in front of the spot that apparently was also under the car next to us. I backed up, turned off the car and opened the door. As I was exiting the car, the occupant of the car to the left of me came to me, screaming like a banshee. He was claiming that when I opened my door, I hit his car, which had a wrap around it. So, we all got out - and bear in mind, it was STILL raining - and we saw no damage on his car. He was crying that my car was in his lane, blah, blah, blah, and my mom got into his face as well. He told her to kiss his ass and that was that. Mom told me let's go and that was the end, even though this douchebag was taking pictures of my car.

We escaped even more stressed out because of this prick and ended up at IHOP instead. We remembered his car wrap, and found his website. On the site, he claims that he played in front of presidents and even Mikhail Gorbachev. The funniest part of all was that he was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians. REALLY?!?! After how he treated us?

Oh, I should tell you that the third person in our party just happens to be in the Army. That douchebag was crying that he was calling the cops. Well, I think in a town like Grand Rapids, the cops have more things to worry about than a scratch - if any - on a shitty little Kia and us three agreed. Since Wednesday, no cops have knocked on my door.

According to Weber's site, he charges a minimum of $200 a night. Well, if you're thinking about hiring him, I hope you can save that $200 and put it to good use somewhere else. The way he treated my mom and I was barbaric and the fact that he parked his little clown car in a handicapped spot with no stickers shows how big of a jerkoff his really is.

I hope that as a magician, he can disappear.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

10.8.18 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 164
Occupation: right-winged pricks
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: getting a sicko into the Supreme Court



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When Drumpf announced his run for president, he told his minions that Mexico was sending their rapists to our country.

On Saturday, he and his party - and a Democrat, Joe Manchin - sent a sexual deviant to the Supreme Court.

During his confirmation hearing, Brett Kavanaugh lied out of his ass about boofing and devil's triangles to convince our Senate to get him on board as associate justice. I even sat through Susan Collins' hour-long speech on Friday, thinking and hoping that the people of Maine will throw her old, saggy ass out to the street in 2020. I thought that Maine was a very leftist state, but I guess wrong since there's a lot of hunters.

What's heartbreaking is that now, we have FOUR(!!!) Supreme Court justices who were picked by presidents who have all lost the popular vote. Let that sink in. The SC has a Republican majority and this could have a negative affect on women's rights, LGBT rights and pretty much the rights of those who aren't wealthy white males.

Yes, the Repukes will cry that unemployment is down, though personally, I still see homeless people on the streets begging for change at intersections. There's people who make more than minimum wage who sadly have to live in the poor house because, and to quote Jimmy McMillan, the rent is too damn high. A few weeks ago, several people - including former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed - were all arrested at a protest to get Michigan's minimum wage risen to $15 per hour.

Sadly, the Dems deserve a lot of the blame, too. They are cowardly for the fact that they've been too milquetoast, losing support of their progressive followers. Hell, they deserve Drumpf as president since instead of fighting for the people who vote for them, they kiss Repuke ass. Now, this is reality.

I know, let's get rid of the Electoral College and let real people decide the elections. To me, the EC is the equivalent to Affirmative Action for the tiny-ass hick states to give them more power and say in elections. The truth is, yes, there are lefties in Alabama, North Dakota, West Virginia and other ember-red states. But, will the EC be eliminated soon? I have my doubts.

Folks, I think it's time for a blue wave, but in order to do so, the Dems have got to stop kissing Repuke ass. Knock it off with the middle of the road bullshit. We need a livable minimum wage, we need real healthcare, we need affordable schools, we need less gun violence and hell, we need affordable housing! A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage... Remember that?

The two-party system: fucking us in the ass since 1980.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10.3.18 Bee-otch of the Day: iHeartMedia


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Name: iHeartMedia
Age: 46
Occupation: media giant
Last Seen: San Antonio, TX
Bee-otched For: breaking the Stick


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Radio: where ratings no longer matter.

Recently, Grand Rapids was given a shocker when long-time CHR 104.5 WSNX topped the ratings, displacing sister station B93. This was despite the fact that much of the station is programmed from Detroit these days.

Now, the station has lost another piece of being live and local.

Sam "Stick" Day, the station's programmer and afternoon jock has been fired from the station. On social media, he said that he was very proud of his accomplishments at WSNX, especially his ratings records. Stick came to WSNX from sister WKQI Channel 955 in Detroit where he held a similar shift before heading to SNX nearly three years ago.

Stick also hosted Channel 955's Saturday night mix show as well.

No word was given as to why Stick was canned from the top-rated CHR, though sadly, rumor had it that it was because WSNX and WKQI's owners, iHeartMedia wants to further consolidate their operations.

You know, I don't listen to WSNX most of the time, but I hate it when a successful radio station fires a DJ for shit reasons. I remembered around 25 years ago in northern Michigan where I grew up, a popular morning jock, Tim Murphy got canned from WKLT. Why? It was because he trashed Arby's. At the exact time he was in the middle of his diatribe against the roast beast giant, the chain was ordering $200 worth of spots on the station. Instead of defending him, KLT simply fired him, which is what the station is known for: firing popular jocks whose name isn't Terri Ray.

It's funny that here in Grand Rapids, iHeart has 101.3 The Brew, which has NO ratings and yet, they've been a rock station with virtually the same format for over 15 years. Cumulus has WBBL 107.3 and the fat blowhard Bill Simonson, which doesn't have ratings, period. So, why are radio groups tolerant towards failure and won't fight for their top-rated jocks? Good question.

In WSNX's case, they're safe. They're the only full-powered radio station in Grand Rapids with enough balls to play rap and hip-hop. They can have some jerkoff willing to work for minimum wage called Kendrick Lamar Lamar Kendrick and they won't care. As long as they carry those one-second ads with that woman saying "take me to Kessler's", all is well for iFart.

As for Stick, looks like he wants to go back to Detroit. I don't blame him. Maybe he'll end up at 98.7 Amp Radio, since that station won't go anywhere soon, poor ratings or not. Who knows? Nonetheless, I wish him the best.

And why is digital media (SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) kicking traditional media's ass?


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