Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9.20.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Bill Cassidy


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Name: Bill Cassidy
Age: 59
Occupation: Louisiana senator
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: spitting on America and Jimmy Kimmel 

   

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Since he became president, it's been no secret that Drumpf has been wanting to kill Obamacare and force Americans to pay more on healthcare.

But even the wealthy are against his wants and needs, especially Jimmy Kimmel.

The late night talker and his wife Molly gave birth to a son Billy who was born with a rare heart defect last April. On his show, Kimmel became an outspoken opponent of the elimination of Obamacare since Billy will have a pre-existing condition for the rest of his life.

For a while, it sounded like Kimmel had an ally in Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy. Not long ago, he sided with him in regards to maintaining Obamacare to protect those with pre-existing conditions. He even said the question, "does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test?"

Now, he's turned the other cheek.

Cassidy is teaming up with South Carolina senator and fellow Repuke Lindsay Graham to create a bill that clearly doesn't pass the Jimmy Kimmel test. The new healthcare bill is the latest attempt to abort Obamacare and force Americans to pay more in healthcare and force 30 million more to lose their insurance. The bill is expected to reach Capitol Hill next week.

Now, Kimmel is fighting back at Cassidy for being dishonest. In his monologue last night, he called Cassidy a liar and that his new bill will screw others over. He says that the bill does pass the Jimmy Kimmel test since only he will be able to afford health insurance.

The sad thing is, this is the Republican party. All they care about is pleasing the wealthy so they're the only ones making money. This will push us back to the back ages of Dubya's years in office, maybe even worse. What the Repukes want to do is keep pushing us Americans back into the dark ages and we'll keep continuing to do so as long as they keep getting elected.

If Bernie Sanders was president, the Jimmy Kimmel test would be passed with extra credit.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9.19.17 Bee-otch of the Day: ArtPrize


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Name: Artprize
Age: 8
Occupation: nineteen-day advertisement for Amway
Last Seen: Grand Rapids
Bee-otched For: making Grand Rapids avoidable for 19 days

   

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All I can say is that special thanks to these guys, I can avoid watching WOOD-TV 8 news for the next several weeks.

One of the sad things about my local NBC affiliate is the fact that they enjoy kissing up to the Devos family, who is responsible for this 19-day advertisement for Amway.

So, what is Artprize? It's an event where some 200 venues show off art pieces from people vying to win $200,000. Last year's winners were "Wounded Warrior Dogs" which were sculptures of dogs whose limbs were amputated during war and "The Bureau of Personal Belonging", a time-based piece that basically tells individuals where they stood in life. Funny how a pro-LGBTQ display was allowed in a festival created by a family that spent MILLIONS trying to quash gay rights.

The festival was created by Rick Devos, the son of former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dick Devos and his wife, education secretary Betsy Devos. Oh, and he's the grandson of Amway co-founder Richard Devos and the nephew of Blackwater assclown Erik Prince. Oh, and let's not forget that he's the grandson of the late Edgar Prince, who himself spent millions of his own money fighting human rights.

The funny thing is that on Artprize's website, they describe Rick Devos as an "entrepreneur". REALLY?!?! So, living off of daddy and grandpa makes you an entrepreneur? Good God. I also think it's funny how so many pro-gay pieces make the festival, yet, like I said, the Devoses have always been anti-gay. I think part of the reason for the promotion of the pieces is mainly due to the fact that they own the Orlando Magic basketball team and when Donald Sterling was defending his slurs that ultimately got him banned from the NBA and causing him to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, he pointed out the Devoses' years of bigotry. So basically put, Artprize is allowing the Devoses to get all their haters off their back and to make the the darlings of the community.

Sorry, but I'll be avoiding downtown Grand Rapids for the next 19 days. I'll stay in good 'ol Kentwood where as-is, there's a Fox Motors dealership on every street corner. It's pathetic that they own this town, but thankfully, there's options to spend my hard-earned cash elsewhere.

Maybe I oughta submit a painting to Artprize called "The Devos Family". It would be a canvas with my poop splattered on it.
 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

9.18.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Mother Nature


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Name: Mother Nature
Age: ageless
Occupation: the controller of the earth
Last Seen: all around us
Bee-otched For: making us sick

   

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What a sad time to be a human.

Already, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey ravaged through the south. Now, it's Maria's turn and it's ready to smack down in Puerto Rico soon.

The hurricanes in the south make me a little more happier that I live here in Michigan, a state far, far away from hurricanes. Yes, we're prone to flooding, tornadoes, heavy rain, high winds and even earthquakes and oh yes, snow, we haven't been lost to a hurricane in probably several thousand years.

But damn, this weird weather's making us sick.

Last week, we had several days of 60s, making us can the AC. However, the temps have shot up to the 80s in recent days. As a result, I, along with a few others I can think of are getting colds. Even worse, my job's physical, so it doesn't make it any more fun as-is.

This is why we need to fight global warming. It's weird when the fall ends up being beach weather and the temps go up and down like haywire. Now, I can hardly sleep without my mouth open.

I'll betcha that the folks at Gatorade and Vernor's are happy. 

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

9.16.17 Weekend Mix



LCD Soundsystem - Tonite
Yuksek - Tonight (RAC Remix)
Adam Beyer & Enrico Sanguiliano - Preset Heaven
Tale of Us & Vaal - The Hangar
Tale of Us & Vaal - Monument
Gershon Jackson - Huggin' and a Kissin' (Chocolate Puma Remix)
Mark Knight & Ben Remember - Let Me Go
Mark Knight & The Ragga Twins - Move On
Superflu - Mygut (Solomun Remix)
Sasha - Trigonometry
Nic Fanciulli featuring Eagles and Butterflies - Little L
Jonathan Kastar - Khaya
Enya - Orinoco Flow (Thomas Stoffer Remix)
Hardwell & Henry Fong featuring Mr. Vegas - Badam
NGHTMRE & Carmada - Embrace
Inner City - Good Life (2017 Extended Remix)
Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe (Guy J Remix)
EDX - We Can't Give Up
808 State - Pacific State
Luigi Madonna & Roberto Capuano - Midfield
Walker & Royce featuring Green Velvet - Rub Anotha Dub

Thursday, September 14, 2017

9.14.17 Bee-otch of the Day: NBC


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Name: The National Broadcasting Company
Age: 91
Occupation: broadcasting giant
Last Seen: New York, NY
Bee-otched For: pimping the shit out of crap


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OK, so whose idea was it for NBC to sign Megyn Kelly?

Earlier this year, the Peacock Network signed the former Fox News Channel bitch to do several shows for them. The first show, Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly has been a colossal flop so far. One NBC affiliate, WVIT in Hartford, CT even yanked an episode because it featured wackjob Alex Jones, who made disparaging remarks about the families whose children were either killed or injured at Sandy Hook.

The good news is that Sunday Night is on hiatus for now thanks to a show that ACTUALLY gets ratings: Sunday Night Football. But NBC has decided to use its promo time to promote that other show Megyn is involved in: the third hour of The Today Show that will be renamed Megyn Kelly Today. In the promos, they say that it's going to be different, blah blah blah, but to me, it'll be another hour of Today that I won't be able to stand.

In the past few years, Today has seen a decline in quality thanks to hiring people that, well, people don't like. Like Dubya's drunk bar slut daughter Jenna and speaking of drunk bitches, the vomit-inducing fourth hour of the program with Kathie Lee and Hoda. As-is, the ratings don't lie: Good Morning America has been beating the shit out of Today in recent years, probably because Today has become dull and fluffy.

Like I said some time ago, the reason for NBC hiring Kelly is simply to kiss the ass of the Republicans so parent company Comcast could have more control of the web. Same thing happened when the Democrats were running the show. The network used to lean to the left with hosts like Ed Schultz and others, but many of them were canned because of that exact reason. Of course, Rachael Maddow is still on MSNBC simply because, well, she still has ratings.

Recently, I got cable again for the first time in ages (thanks to these guys) and not once have I watched MSNBC. They've jumped the shark for all I care. Yes, I still watch the NBC Nightly News, but sometimes, I shake my head watching it because it sounds like a commercial for their other shit. Hell, I was watching Sunday Today with Willie Geist a few weeks ago and Drunk Jenna was doing some fluff piece about the military. Thankfully, I changed the channel ASAP. Nothing like a woman whose father started three fake wars over lies and he's pretending like he cares by painting them.

In the end, the ratings will speak. I think Megyn's little talk show will fail and NBC will be out $20 million. It'll be a bigger flop than Katie Couric hosting the CBS Evening News, mark my words.

Maybe Megyn should go back to Fox News. Hey! Roger Ailes is gone!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9.13.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Kid Rock


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Name: Robert "Kid Rock" Ritchie
Age: 46
Occupation: musician
Last Seen: Detroit, MI
Bee-otched For: being a total asshole


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Diana Ross and the Supremes. Madonna. Aretha Franklin. The Temptations. Eminem. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The MC5. Funkadelic. The White Stripes. Sponge. The Four Tops. DJ Assault.

The list goes on.

All those artists put the city of Detroit on the map. The Motor City gave us some great talent over the years whose songs would become American classics.

But yet, the new $900 million Little Caesars Arena just had to open with one of Detroit's worst, Kid Rock. Now, people are protesting.

Many are pissed over the fact that the Arena opened with Rock, an artist known for his ultra-conservative views and the fact that he's known for flying the Confederate flag at his concerts. At Tuesday night's concert, he made a speech about how effed up liberals are and blah blah blah. Sadly, he made a similar speech here in Grand Rapids several days ago.

In his speech, Rock called out against the KKK and Nazis, but he also called out athletes like Colin Kaepernick who kneel during the National Anthem in protest against police brutality against blacks in America. Some wonder if Rock will run for Michigan senate next year since he's been hinting at it. He didn't even allow the Free Press inside simply because the singer's publicist claims that they ran a "fucked up" story on the singer.

Outside of the arena, many pro-African American groups protested while counterprotests from hate groups also occurred. Rock is playing five more shows at the new arena, the new home for the Detroit Red Wings hockey team and the Pistons basketball team.

To me, it's sad that Kid Rock has shown that he's not the same American Badass that he was back around 2000. He's now an un-American asshole who went from playing house parties in the ghetto as a teen to flying a flag that thumbs its nose to the same people that got him there. He screams that he came from the trailer, yet he came from a wealthy family from the burbs. The fact that he stood next to two other assholes - Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin - in the White House shows that he's no longer in a world of reality.

What's also sad is that the arena is operated by the Ilitch family, who own the Red Wings and the Tigers. With the way both teams have been running over the past few years, it's no wonder why Kid Rock was chosen to open the new venue. 

And you think the ghettos of the Motor City are bad.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9.12.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Bob and Tom


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Name: The Bob and Tom Show
Age: 34
Occupation: shitty morning radio show
Last Seen: Indianapolis, IN
Bee-otched For: losing a HUGE affiliate


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As we reported yesterday, The Bob and Tom Show is gone from WGFN 98.1/97.7 The Bear in northern Michigan and has been replaced with the local Omelette and Coates program. B&T had been on The Bear since 1998.

Before there was The Bear, there was WGFM 105.1 (now Rock 105 & 95-5 with WGFE 95.5 Glen Arbor), WGFN 98.1 Glen Arbor (still part of The Bear) and WCKC 107.1 Cadillac (now unrelated classic rocker 107.1 The Drive). The station's owner, Del Reynolds was the morning man with Greg Fletcher middays (now at sister station WMKC/Big Country 102.9) and Deb Michaels afternoons (now at country WKJC 104.7 in Alpena). When Del sold his stations to Calibre Communications in 1998, he stepped down as morning man at WGFM. He insisted the new owners air the newly-syndicated B&T given their ties to northern Michigan.

Yes indeed, Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold started their career up north in the early 80s together at the old WJML in Petoskey. Back then, they were the hottest radio station in the market. The two met at a bar in nearby Harbor Springs when they worked at different stations in town, but one insisted the other to work at WJML. They ended up in Indianapolis in 1983 when allegedly, Tim Moore, the owner of cross-town rival 106 KHQ sent struggling radio station WFBQ/Q95 an aircheck. Within weeks, the two were working in Indy and WJML's ratings crashed, allowing KHQ to top the ratings.

In 1995, B&T began syndicating and in 1998, they re-debuted on The Bear. Thanks to their bawdy humor and the fact that they ripped a lot of stuff off of Howard Stern, their show once again dominated the northern Michigan radio ratings.

But in 2004, a wardrobe malfunction changed everything.

During that year's Super Bowl, Janet Jackson accidentally exposed her right breast, prompting the FCC to boost indecency fines. Because of this, Clear Channel canned some of their shock jocks, including Howard Stern and Bubba the Love Sponge. Some would thought that Bob and Tom would be thrown under the bus, too, but instead, they decided to kiss CC's ass and retired some of their more edgier bits. You guessed it: the ratings went down and so did The Bear's. Things only got worse when WKLT 97.5/98.9, which The Bear had been beating in the ratings added Omelette's radio show and their ratings overtook The Bear's. Bob and Tom's ratings started to sputter and the increasing fees to carry the show weren't helping. With The Bear being sold to Black Diamond Broadcasting and Bob Kevoian retiring, the show was definitely on its last legs.

Plus, it's worth noting that The Bob and Tom Show is down to only three affiliates here in Michigan: WZUU Kalamazoo, WJXQ Lansing and WILZ Saginaw. The show used to be carried on stations all throughout the state, even Detroit. Hell, I think the show aired on three different stations here in Grand Rapids to hardly any success.

The point is, Bob and Tom is simply old and it's time for new blood. The show, filled with fake comedy bits and fake laughter probably worked best 25 years ago, but not now. It must suck for them to be off the air in the market where it began for them, but oh, well. It's time to move on.

Laughter is the best medicine, but not when it's forced.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

9.11.17 Bee-otch of the Day: WKLT


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Name: WKLT
Age: 35
Occupation: shitty rock station
Last Seen: Traverse City, MI
Bee-otched For: seeing their impending doom


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This morning saw a huge change in radio in northern Michigan.

After 19 years on the air at The Bear, Bob and Tom are out and have been replaced with a new morning show. A show that's quite familiar to many northern Michiganders.

And that show is Omelette and Coates.

That's right! Steve Normandan is back after sitting out for a year after being let go from KLT. According to The Bear's owners, Black Diamond Broadcasting, he and Rick Coates had to honor a no-compete in their contract with KLT which expired this past week.

Of course, there's mixed feelings about Omelette's return. On TraverseTicker.com, there are a few folks bummed that Bob and Tom are gone. However, there are a few who are happy that KLT's longest-running morning show is back on the air after a years' absence. One person said it best: local beats syndicated any day.

I know, I've been rough on Steve in the past for being a Stern clone and all, but in this situation, he's the lesser of all evils. Why? Simple: this is KLT we're talking about. A station that has been #2 in the ratings forever in the 90s due to the lack of decent competition. During that time, bands such as KoRn, Rage Against the Machine, Tool and others saw little-to-no airplay up north because of KLT's negligence. Their excuse was probably "we give the kids to The Peak" (and bear in mind that it was their sister station) and that station was loaded with fake boy bands. I wished we had Sirius and Pandora back then. Thankfully, The Bear and The Zone debuted in 1998, giving KLT much-needed competition.

From 2006 to last year, KLT had Omelette and whatever sidekick he had at the time. His show garnered huge ratings for The Rock Station and brought them back up to #2 in the ratings after being soundly defeated by Bob and Tom and The Bear. But why was Omelette let go? Simple: money.

According to some sources, Omelette and the people trying to buy KLT, Sheryl and Jerry Coyne just didn't get along, so he was let go. Since then, the old afternoon show became the morning show and even worse, the douchebag known as Tom "The Radio Dud" Devitt took over afternoons. Since then, KLT has lost major ad revenue - including losing a $50,000 client - and some ad people quit because the station just isn't the same without Omelette. KLT is indeed a sinking ship. Even worse, the Coynes are playing dirty pool.

Remember the post I made about Smitty getting fired over a segment that NEVER aired on The Bear's sister, Rock 105 and 95-5? It was Sheryl who sent that email to the station's advertisers. Allegedly, the Coynes wanted Smitty to work at KLT doing mornings, but that never came into fruition because Smitty hates KLT. Apparently, Black Diamond didn't want to fire Smitty - who had the #1 afternoon radio show among 18-34 year olds - but because of Mrs. Coyne's little prank, they were about to lose $250,000 in ad revenue.

I feel bad for the Coynes, since Jerry and I used to email each other all the time and felt that Q100 was the decent little station that could. But in the end, the Coynes overstepped their boundaries and announced that they were going to buy several radio stations they couldn't afford. Q100 was the anti-KLT and now, the Coynes are playing kiss-ass with their staff (and it turns out that Jerry and Tom Devitt are friends on Facebook). And in the process, they cost a good jock and programmer his job.

In the end, I wish nothing but good luck for Omelette and Rick. I love watching the biggest pile of white trash rock station up north explode into pieces. KLT is a station that has never evolved or brought in newer, younger listeners over the years.

And it will be that way until some new blood comes in. 
  
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

9.9.17 Weekend Mix



Linkin Park - Numb (80s Remix)
Basement Jaxx - Rendez Vu (Jesse Garcia Remix)
Four Tet - Planet
TJR - Time to Jack
Borgore - Savages
Skirillex/Poo Bear - Would You Ever (CNDN Remix)
Victor Ruiz - Voyage
Bicep - Glue
Tiga - Woke
J Squared/Malcolm Flex - We Brought the Party
Marshmello - Find Me
Snails and Spacelaces - Break It Down
Zomboy - Biterz
Dirtyphonics/Riot - Got Your Love
Avancada Vs. Darius & Finlay - Xplode (Graham Bell and Yoel Lewis Remix)
Hardwell and Moksi - Powermove
Carl Cox - Open Your Eyes
Dyro - Good Feeling
Blasterjaxx and Tom Swoon - All I Ever Wanted
Amelie Lens - In Silence
Fedde Le Grande & Dannic Vs. Coco Star - Coco's Miracle
Autoerotique & Hunter Siegal - OTF
Chris Lake featuring Dances With White Girls - Give Her Right Back
Alphaville - Forever Young (Dimmi Remix)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

9.7.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Tom Devitt


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Name: Tom Devitt
Age: 55
Occupation: stale radio personality
Last Seen: Petoskey, MI
Bee-otched For: proving how much of an egomaniacal bastard he is 


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For the past few months, we've been talking about the unfortunate dismissal of Smitty from Rock 105 and 95-5 in northern Michigan.

Smitty was the face and voice of the popular active rock station, and now, he's been reduced to being a bartender at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. He had the #1-rated afternoon radio show among 18-34-year-olds up north and he was let go over Tom Devitt's bullshit.

Now, Devitt has hit a new low.

If you go to WKLT's website during his 2p-7p show, they advertise him as (get ready for it...) The King of Afternoon Radio.

Really?!? The fucking King of Afternoon Radio? Says who? Obviously, not the ratings. My source tells me that KLT was second place in the ratings in the most-recent book behind WTCM-FM. So, sorry, Tom, but Mike Sinclair is the *real* King of Afternoon Radio. At least as far as we know, Mr. Sinclair wasn't fired from four radio stations, didn't troll a popular radio and TV message board to overly promote his crappy radio show, never hid under several different usernames on that message board to harass people, didn't have to deliver pizza between firings, never phoned it in because he was lazy and so on. The only thing I've noticed that Sinclair ripped off was the name "Backspin" where he plays a classic country track, and that's the name of the classic hip-hop channel on Sirius. Oh, well, nobody's perfect.

That's the problem with Tom Devitt: despite being fired, even from a crappy little station in Michigan's thumb, the assclowns at Northern Broadcast see worth in him and that's why he has two radio gigs, the other being a host on their ESPN station. Sadly, there's people who've worked with him who all agree that he was a dick and was simply lazy. This was why he ripped a lot of his show off of others and Smitty was his target. In the end, he won simply because he lied to Rock 105/95-5's sponsors. Of course, the only thing keeping him on the air is the fact that Blarney Stone Broadcasting, which owns Q100 out of Grayling is in a purchasing agreement with NBI and cannot fire anybody until they buy KLT, ESPN Up North and 94.3/92.5 The Fox outright. No papers have been filed with the FCC, so the deal is a no-go and sadly, Devitt has job security for now.

But in the meantime, Tom Devitt remains a king of this type.

 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

9.6.17 Bee-otch of the Day: WGRD


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Name: WGRD
Age: 55
Occupation: rock station
Last Seen: Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched For: throwing poop in cake batter 


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Since the demise of WKLQ in 2009, WGRD has been west Michigan's go-to station for hard rock music.

Traditionally, WGRD is an active rock station. Most AR stations focus on bands from the early 90s onward such as Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Rage Against the Machine and Volbeat. If any classic rock is played, usually it's bands that appeal to most modern rock fans such as AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd and Motley Crue.

So the question is, why in the fucking hell is GRD now playing shitty 1970s arena rock all the sudden?

You've heard it. Over the Labor Day weekend, GRD has been sprinkling in butt rock again. This time, it's from Billy Squier, ZZ Top and probably the most-cringeworthy of all, Kansas' severely-irritating "Carry On Wayward Son".

The sad thing is that I have GRD on my radio alarm clock and I wake up at 4:30 in the morning. If I hear the first few notes of "Wayward Son" at exactly that time, I swear that I'll have a heart attack.

This isn't the first time GRD added more butt rock to their playlist; on Memorial Day weekend, they were playing some of those same bands. After the dust was settled, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix were all regular additions to the station.

So, why the deuce is GRD playing more classics? Is it because of WLAV still dominating them in the ratings? Is it because their owners, Townsquare, don't give two shits about how a radio station is run?

One thing is for certain, GRD now sounds worse than KLQ when the late Darren Arriens or the late Michael Grey was programming the station. If I listen to a rock station and I hear Highly Suspect into Boston, I'm changing the station. But then again, thank God my car stereo has Bluetooth so I can listen to Pandora. If I don't like it, I can skip it. Same with others switching over to Sirius, Spotify and others. Terrestrial radio is dead in this town and the fact that Townsquare, iHeartMedia and Cumulus own 90% of all the radio stations in this town is sadder than sad. Hasn't GRD learned from what killed KLQ, nor do they care? There's already two other stations in town that play the shit out of Boston, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner and Kansas. We don't need our town's active rock station to be the third.

But remember, this is terrestrial radio. They don't give a fuck.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

9.5.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Rosalynn Bliss


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Name: Rosalynn Bliss
Age: 42
Occupation: mayor
Last Seen: Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched For: running with her tail between her legs


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It's so pathetically sad when people decide to put a (D) after their name, and sometimes, they don't act like it.

In the case of Grand Rapids mayor Rosalynn Bliss, that letter needs to be a (C).

Yesterday, Bliss was at Ah Nab Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids making a speech before the annual Labor Day walk. However, that speech was short-lived when from out of nowhere, protesters sprung out, attacking the mayor's labor record.

The protests where from the Grand Rapids Amalgamated Transit Union and its supporters, who claim that the supposed liberal mayor is anti-union. The ATU is angry that they have been working without a contract for two years while Bliss recently voted to give The Rapid's CEO a raise.

The protesters were holding signs that read "Ignorance is Bliss", "Bliss Hurts Working Families" and one that even said "Union-Busting Bliss Put Me in Jail". However, their voices are indeed strong. They marched around Bliss to the point that the police escorted her home.

Sadly, Bliss is proof that some people should NOT call themselves Democrats. Not only is Bliss anti-union, she's anti-First Amendment. In 2006, Bliss, a city commissioner at the time helped to pass the idiotic strip club ban. One club, Parkway Tropics invited her to investigate the place but denied the invitation. Rumor has long had it that the wealthy Devos family played a role in the ban since its brainchild, Judy Rose appeared in a campaign ad for Dick Devos  in 2006.

You know, I thought the Democrats were supposed to be the champions for First Amendment rights and labor. But apparently, not Rosalynn Bliss. She's all about what's best for the wealthy while the middle class sinks. Hell, why in the hell do I see a lot of panhandlers at the street corners in the city. Oh, yeah! It's because Bliss don't care. It's all about giving this town a stupid yearly festival that's nothing more than a three-week commercial for the Devoses while single guys like me are forced to drive all the way to Lansing to see naked pussy. Single women in Grand Rapids, after all, are mostly dumbasses.

I hope in 2020, not only is Drumpf dismissed from the presidency, but Bliss will be eliminated from being the mayor. One likes to grab 'em by the pussy, the other is a total cunt. 


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