Monday, November 20, 2017

11.20.17 BACK PAGE: Is 89X done?



 
ALTERNATIVE CHANGES IN DETROIT?
89X fires former PD while CBS's new owner might flip one to alternative

Is the (ahem) Bell tolling at longtime Canadian alternative radio station 89X out of Windsor/Detroit?
Last week, the station fired long-time programming director Phat Matt, leaving the once-prominent station with just one local jock, morning man Mark MacKenzie, who now has a grueling shift from 6 a.m. to 12 noon. The rest of the day is filled with voicetracked jocks from their sister station in London, ON, Virgin Radio. 

As we reported in April, 89X's Detroit office was closed, leaving 20 staffers including some long-time jocks out of work. 89X's ratings on this side of the border have been weak as of late, in part due to Dave and Chuck the Freak's move to 101 WRIF a few years ago.

But, will 89X's last nail be tapped shut?

With Entercom's purchase of CBS Radio being finalized last week, they've already flipped Howard Stern's old New York stomping grounds  - which had been CHR as Amp 92.3 - to alternative as "Alt 92.3". The Big Apple hadn't been with any new rock station since CBS flipped 101.9 to sports WFAN five years ago. 

Now, the question is, will Entercom flip one of their Detroit properties? They now own CHR Amp 98.7, country WYCD 99.5, oldies WOMC 104.3, sports 97.1 The Ticket and CBS Sports Radio 1270 and all-news WWJ 950.

Of all the stations they own in Motown, Amp *should* be the one that's toast. They're getting killed by iHeartMedia's Channel 955 in the ratings. Bear in mind that 98.7 was the old home of the legendary WLLZ 98.7, which flipped to smooth jazz in the 90s and then to Amp a few years ago. 
In the most-recent Nielsen book, Amp was 15th place with a 2.7 share. Channel was at a 5.0 in 7th place. It's Entercom's lowest-rated FM station.

Currently, Detroit only has three new rock stations: WRIF plus 89X and 93.9 The River out of Windsor. With 89X trimming its staff and shoving CanCon down Detroit's throat, is it time for Entercom to unplug Amp and go American alternative on 98.7? I think so. 

IMO, alternative can do well if it's done right. 89X's problem is that Bell Media doesn't seem to give two shits about that station or even its American listeners. When Dave and Chuck the Freak were there, they had a 3 share. When Bell was still subscribing to the Nielsens, 89X had sunk down to a 1 share, making them Motown's least-listened-to radio station. I think what's killing 89X includes their crappy dial position next to public radio stations and the aforementioned CanCon that's required by the Canadian government. 

Only time will tell. Detroit deserves better than having to hear stiffs only Canadians like.

11.20.17 Hero of the Day: Malcolm Young


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A SPECIAL HERO OF THE DAY! 

Name: Malcolm Young
Age: was 64
Occupation: founder/rhythm guitarist of AC/DC
Last Seen: paying a visit to his brother, George
Awarded For: giving us High Voltage rock 'n roll

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One of the founders of one of a band with "Big Balls" passed away on Saturday.

He might not have been as flashy as his younger brother Angus, but Malcolm Young was still rock royalty as the rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, the band the two created in 1973. Although AC/DC started in Australia, the Youngs were from Scotland. They moved Down Under in 1963 after their parents saw an ad on TV for the country. Scotland had a wicked winter and had enough with the snow and cold. Many from the UK were now moving to Australia and that's where Angus and Malcolm's older brother, George helped to create The Easybeats in the early 60s. All of the band's members were from the UK, though they had become expatriated to Australia. 

Of course, Angus and Malcolm wanted to be like their older brother, so they formed AC/DC in 1973. In their 44 years together, they've sold over 200 million albums, including over 70 million here in America alone. Although Angus - dressed like a schoolboy - was the face and image of the band, some say it was Malcolm who was the true brains behind the band and was one of the best rhythm guitarists in rock. In 1988, he temporarily left the band to handle his drinking issues - similar to what killed former lead singer Bon Scott in 1980 at 33 - but returned sober. 

Sadly, Malcolm left the band in 2014 because it was discovered that he had dementia. He was replaced by his nephew, Stevie, who is only two years younger than him. Malcolm's absence could not come at a worse time for the band since longtime lead singer Brian Johnson was forced to retire due to hearing loss. Plus, drummer Phil Rudd was fired for threatening to kill somebody and bassist Cliff Williams retired. The current lineup of AC/DC is made up of Angus and Stevie Young, drummer Chris Slade (who drummed with the band from 1989-1994 and returned after Rudd's departure) and some no-name singer who's also in a band called "Rose and Guns" or something. I think is name is Axel. Anyway, the band currently has no bassist. 

Just a few weeks ago, Angus and Malcolm's older brother, George passed away. Alongside The Easybeats, he had a decent producing career, even producing several of AC/DC's albums. Now, it's Malcolm's turn. Losing both George and Malcolm only weeks apart has got to be tough on Angus and my thoughts are with him and his family. AC/DC gave us the soundtrack of our lives and their music lives on. Hell, I'm proud to say that AC/DC's April 1996 appearance at The Palace of Auburn Hills was my first rock concert, ever. I was 14 and it was an experience I'll never forget, seeing my first-ever rock stars in the flesh. 

I came to rock, and today, I salute the great Malcolm Young. May he rock in peace.


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Friday, November 17, 2017

11.17.17 Weekend Mix

Imagine Dragons - Thunder (Bro Justin remix)
WRLD - Ocean Blue (featuring Laura Brehm)
Virtual Self - Eon Break
Pretty Lights - Rainbows and Waterfalls
Goldroom - Til Sunrise (Tails flip)
Blank Banshee - Teen Pregnancy
The Magician & TCTS - Slow Motion
Dennis Cruz - Rock and Roll
Camelphat - Magic Stick
Camelphat - House Dawgs
Mason Maynard feat. Dajae - Tear It Up
Morgan Page & Bobby Puma - Backroom
Our Psych - Purge
Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford - Northern Soul
Mord Fustang - Because of You
Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember
Vargas - Guardians of the Gate
Arty - Up All Night (Slander remix)
David Guetta & Afrojack - Another Life
Snails X Waka Flocka Flame - WFSU

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11.16.17 Bee-otch of the Day: the person who made me say #MeToo


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Name: anonymous
Age: mid-40s
Occupation: unknown
Last Seen: Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched For: giving me my #MeToo moment




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In the past few weeks, many celebrities and politicians have all seen their careers blow up because of sexual encounters.

Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey and now Minnesota Senator Al Franken have all been accused of groping and harassing women and men. Some of those people were only teenagers. The people who have made these accusations have all created the hashtag #MeToo, alerting people that they've been sexually harassed or even assaulted.

Well, I have a #MeToo story.

In 2010, my cousin and I used to hang at Mulligan's Bar here in Grand Rapids. During Super Bowl night, I was pulled over for alleged drunk driving and I blew a .06, under the legal limit. So, I decided to avoid drinking from Midnight on when I'm at the bar.

One night a few months later, I was at Mulligan's alone and wondering if my cousin would show up. He didn't. So, I stopped drinking and hung out in the back by the pool tables. Suddenly, this tall black dude asked me "hey man, where's your drink?" "I'm done drinking for the night. I gotta drive home." So, this guy decided to draw me a map of streets to take where there weren't many cops. Then, he asked me to come over to hang out with him at his place. I did, without the suspicion that he was gay.

So anyway, I went over to his apartment and he gave me a beer to drink. He told me that he didn't have cable - only locals - so he put it on his favorite show, Desperate Housewives. Then, he told me that he had a bunch of movies, including straight porn and gay porn. I was like, "so, you're gay?" He said, "well, I'm bi, but I'm mostly towards guys".

Whoo-boy.

As the night lingered on, Desperate Housewives went off and the straight porn was on. During this time, this asshole was pressuring me to sit next to him. I declined. Things were only going to get worse from there on. While watching a scene showing two men having sex with a woman at the same time, the asshole started pleasuring himself and then, he unzipped his pants and started masturbating in front of me. I was sickened. I casually walked out of the living room into his bathroom. I grabbed my shoes and jacket and he was like, "why are you going?" "It's getting late. I'm going home." "Next time you come over, bring some of your pornos, will ya?" I was outta there.

I had a beard at the time, so I shaved it off. Every time I went to Mulligan's and their sister, Billy's Lounge, it seemed that he was there. Thankfully, he didn't recognize me and I avoided him. It was one huge reason why I decided to avoid Easttown bars altogether. My bar life was over since I was now in my 30s and I didn't drink all that much as-is. I even went back to Mulligan's earlier this year because I had a date with a woman I met online. Thankfully, he was nowhere to be seen.

What this asshole did to me was SICK. Not to mention, it made me think differently about gay men. A few years ago, I started attending a church here in GR that accepts the LGBTQ community. Why? Because my family wanted me to be baptized and I didn't want to go to a church that's ultra-conservative. Thankfully, I haven't met any jerks there that resembled said harasser.

The point is, this is why some men HATE gay people. They hate it when women act so cold towards them and then some dude hits them up. Maybe that's why some guys will go to great lengths to harass women. Sometimes in life, when some asshole does crazy shit like the aforementioned douchebag did, ya gotta turn the other cheek and walk away.

Right, Eddie


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

11.15.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Walmart


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Name: Walmart
Age: 55
Occupation: oversized mega retailer
Last Seen: Bentonville, AR
Bee-otched For: spin, spin, spin




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Earlier this week, a man named Gary Joe Ahrns released a video that went viral, exposing a Walmart in Celina, OH that was tossing out what he thought was good food.

He went to the back of the store and noticed dozens upon dozens of grocery items all lined up and headed for the dumpster. The items included butter, milk, cakes, hot dogs and cheese. A manager walked out and noticed Ahrns making the video and told him that he didn't know why they were throwing it away, but it was a corporate issue. Another employee told Ahrns to call Walmart corporate and then leave. Needless to say, Ahrns was pissed that the biggest retailer on the planet didn't give away the food or even give it to the employees.

A few days after the video went viral, Walmart corporate did release a statement, stating that the Celina store was without power for 14 hours and have to dump all the food from their coolers as protocol like all grocers do when the power goes out for an extended period of time. However, I do smell something fishy, and it's not coming from their coolers.

One of the items that Ahrns took out of the cart was canned ham. Yes, canned ham that was good until 2020. Now, where I shop, the canned ham is not refrigerated. It's next to the canned tuna, soups and even packages of cooked bacon, which is also not refrigerated.

On my Facebook news feed, one person claimed that they've seen their Sam's Club dump out carts of food before. Dumping food is also something farmers do, especially when food prices bottom out.

You know, it's sad when people support this evil and disgusting chain, thinking that they will save some bucks. In the end, The real losers are their shoppers and the family-owned grocers they've fucked over. Remember their Walmart Express stores they had in tiny towns down south? When those town's family-owned stores closed, so did the Walmart Express stores, turning small towns into food deserts. Last week, I just read about a family-owned grocery store here in Michigan that closed after 60 years in business. The store had a cow head on the front of its building, making it a landmark. Now, because of its closure, people now have to drive 12 miles west for groceries. One of the options, of course is Walmart.

Of course, this is Walmart we're talking about. A chain that's worth billions and yet their employees don't make squat. I agree that if they can't sell the food, they should give it to their underpaid employees. But no! It's all about the almighty dollar. Another good reason why I try to support local when I can. And yes, Meijer is the lesser of the two evils between them and Wally World.

I'll betcha that if they could, Walmart could put their own bowel movements on their shelves instead of real food.



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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

11.14.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Roy Moore


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Name: Roy Moore
Age: 70
Occupation: cowboy wannabe
Last Seen: Alabama
Bee-otched For: not giving up




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Is it me, or does the term "far-right conservative" equate to pedophile?

In the past, we knew that Roy Moore was that asshole judge in Alabama who had a monument to the Ten Commandments in his courtroom. He's known for his anti-LGBT values and for being anti-women's rights.

Now, five women have all stepped forward to claim that the former judge all groped them when Moore was in his 30s and they were only teens. The age of consent in Alabama is 16.

The latest to come forward was Beverly Young Nelson, who claimed that Moore groped her when she was 16 and he was in his 30s. She claimed that Moore grabbed her breasts and tried to force her into his crotch. Moore, on the other hand claimed that he never heard of her in his life.

Since the five women have all come out against Moore, many in the Republican party have all come out to tell Moore to concede from running in next month's special senate election in Alabama. However, Moore has said no, simply because he had been leading in the polls against Democrat Doug Jones, though it is now neck-and-neck. Of course, it's no secret that Alabama is a very far-right state. Hell, there was a radio station in Birmingham that burned Beatles records in the 1960s only because John Lennon said in an interview that they were "bigger than Jesus". (To add insult to injury, Birmingham was one of the very few TV markets in the 1960s that didn't have a station that aired The Ed Sullivan Show, meaning that people there couldn't watch the Fab Four's TV debut in 1964.)

The sad thing is that if Moore gets elected, this will further fuck up the Republican party, creating more divide. Also, it'll show how fucked up Alabamans are. But since a lot of people in that state allegedly all slept with their younger sister, well, it makes perfect sense.

Sometimes, I wish the south could be its own country.


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Monday, November 13, 2017

11.13.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Ohio State University


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Name: Ohio State University
Age: 147
Occupation: college
Last Seen: Columbus, OH
Bee-otched For: bowing to a sick, sick asshole




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In this world where everybody is seeming to say "#MeToo" regarding celebs and politicians, It can be a shame that despite being unpopular, their shows and songs are still being played. After all, somebody right now is watching The Cosby Show or watching "The Usual Suspects".

Or in the case of Ohio State University (and BTW, we have a policy that prohibits us from putting the world "The" in front of "Ohio State University"), they love playing a song that was written and originally performed by a very twisted old man.

When I was watching my Michigan State Spartans football team getting clobbered by OSU on Saturday, the OSU Marching Band lovingly played the 1970s rock classic "Rock and Roll Part 2" in between plays. OK, so it's a familiar rock anthem. It's not really offensive, either; its just a bass, guitar and drums with some guy singing "HEY!" Of course, we've all heard this song at sports arenas and occasionally on classic rock stations.

It's just too bad that the asshole who co-wrote and performed the song is serving a 16-year jail sentence for being a fucking pedophile.

Yep! Paul Francis Gadd, aka Gary Glitter now lives in a jail for sex offenders on the Isle of Wright. He was sentenced in 2015 for molesting two girls under 13 in the 1970s. In 1997, he was busted for downloading thousands of pictures of child pornography on his computer and convicted in 1999, though he was acquitted. He moved to Cambodia and then Vietnam, but was deported from both countries for child molestation.

In 2012, the NFL urged teams to ban "Rock and Roll Part 2", especially since they play several games every year in England.

So, why is OSU still allowing themselves to have a connection to a song from a very sick, deranged man? God only knows. All I can say is I feel bad for anybody who likes that song. Personally, I'd like to see all child molesters rot in jail forever. Since Gary Glitter is 75, chances are that he'll die there.

Maybe OSU and Penn State oughta share a room.


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Friday, November 10, 2017

11.10.17 Weekend Mix


U2 - You're the Best Thing About Me (Kygo remix)
Stephen Spence - Touch Your Fire
Louis the Child featuring Ashe - Right to It
MagnustheMagnus - Area
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Machinedrum edit)
Droeloe - Kintsugi
Ghastly - I'll Wait
Don Diablo featuring A R I Z O N A - Take Her Place
Giraffage - Green Tea (featuring Angelica Bass)
jackLNDN - Never Get Enough
Aitor Romda - Tweezer
Tom Starr - The Nighttrain
Griz - What We've Become (Tommy Trash remix)
Duck Sauce - Big Bad Wolf (Gesaffelstein mix)
Dada Life featuring Lzzy Hale - Tic Tic Tic
Showtek - Moshpit (featuring GC)
Getter - Solo featuring Party Nails
Gramatik & Galactic Marvl - Voyager Twins
Seven Lions & Kill the Noise - Cold Hearted
Seth Patrick - Lights Out (featuring Sierra Piwarun)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

11.9.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: right-winged jackass
Last Seen: Vietnam
Bee-otched For: one year of making us ask, "why?"





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It was one year ago this morning that I was predicting an easy win for Hillary Clinton.

She had been leading in the polls up to Election Day and was the favorable candidate over the flaming Cheeto known as Drumpf. It was 3:30 in the morning when I turned on my phone, prepped breakfast, and headed back to my phone. I turned on the screen and there it was in living color: Drumpf had been elected as the 45th president of the United States.

Let's just say that when I screamed the words "oh my God", I was thankful that my neighbors didn't wake up.

Sadly, I knew this day would come. I was so pissed that instead of typing a Bee-otch of the Day, I simply notified my readers that there weren't any words. I was speechless. Then again, that day would come.

In the end, yes, Hillary Clinton did win the popular vote. but thanks to her reluctance to campaign in the Rust Belt and the sabotage her own party made against Bernie Sanders, she lost despite winning the popular vote by three million votes. Despite the fact that Drumpf won Michigan by only 10,000 votes and other states by slim margins, his win still shocks so many people.

Since winning the election, Drumpf has focused on killing Obamacare, fucking over the middle class with a tax code that favors the wealthy and spending billions on a wall to keep Mexicans out of America. Also, since becoming president, there have been two huge mass shootings and since the NRA is on his side, don't expect him to stop the sale of semi-automatic weapons and bump stocks any time soon.

But there is some good news. In Tuesday's election, Dems won gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, showing signs that Americans are simply fed up. If the Dems can not fuck up with their DNC SNAFU from last year and the Repukes keep assaulting the middle class, well, this will be a victory for the Dems next year.

One year down, three more to go.... or less.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Johnnie Walker Out At WGRD; Channel 95-7 now Mix 95.7




WGRD'S WALKER CANNED, CHANNEL BECOMES MIX
Big changes at Townsquare GR
It has been made official that Johnnie Walker, who had been the afternoon jock and Programming Director at Townsquare active rocker WGRD 97.9 has been let go from the station. No word as to why he was fired, but allegedly, part of it might be due to GRD's slump in the ratings as of late. In recent months, fans of the station have noticed more classic rock creeping into the playlist, angering them.

It's not known if the classic rock bent was Walker's decision.

Meanwhile, sister hot AC WLHT has flipped its moniker from "Channel 95-7" to "Mix 95.7". No changes to music or airstaff have been made. It's not known if rival iHeartMedia played a role, since they own CHR WKQI "Channel 9-5-5" in Detroit.

Doug Podell Out At WCSX/Detroit



DOUG PODELL OUT AT WCSX
Depature may have been linked to station sale
After spending many-a-decade in Detroit radio, Doug Podell is out as PD for both classic rock WCSX 94.7 and active rock WRIF 101.1.

The Detroit News has reported that it's unclear whether or not if Podell, 64, was let go or quit. His daughter, Lauren was a former reporter for Graham Media NBC affiliate WDIV-TV 4; she resigned last year when it was allegedly said that she was caught saying "I'm tired of reporting on those niggers killing each other".

It's also worth knowing that Podell's stations were recently sold last year to Beasley Media.
 

11.8.17 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 163
Occupation: right-winged assholes
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: being sore losers





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The bad news is that the mid-terms are a year away, but at least we're getting a preview of the impending doom of Drumpf.

On Tuesday, both Virginia and New Jersey got new governors, both Democrats. New Jersey got Phil Murphy while Virginia got former doctor Ralph Northam. While Virginia already has a Dem in the governor's office in Terry McAuliffe, Murphy replaces term limited Chris Christie, who was controversial in regards to the Bridgegate scandal and shutting down public beaches while he himself was caught sunbathing at one.

The win for the Dems is definitely bad news for the Repukes, who are now fingering the blame on Drumpf and his backwards politics. Drumpf even tweeted that Northam's opponent, Ed Gillespie, a former aide to George W. Bush didn't match his politics.

In the words of the immortal Artie Lange, "WHAAAAAAAA!"

If the midterms were held today, Drumpf would be in for a big surprise and it's victory for the Dems. With a 38% approval rating and most Americans hoping for no reduction to Obamacare, people do want change, and it's back to having a Democrat in the White House. Drumpf is bitching about how he's created jobs and helped the economy. Well, wait til next year.

When we're all broke and poor, we're all gonna be Democrats.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11.7.17 Bee-otch of the Day: the idiot who smacked into my car


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Name: unknown
Age: old
Occupation: probably retired
Last Seen: near the intersection of 28th and Breton, Grand Rapids, MI
Bee-otched For: piss-poor driving





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Last week, I was thinking about my last car accident and how thankful I was not to be in one with my current car.

Well, sometimes, even thinking can jinx something.

On Friday, I had finished shopping at Aldi and was sitting at the exit lane, waiting for traffic to clear. Suddenly, I felt a huge thud from the rear of my car. Somebody lovingly rear-ended me. Traffic cleared and I went. I wanted to see if there was a shoulder on the side of 28th Street so I could assess my damage. There wasn't. Meanwhile, the asshole who hit me passed me on the left, speeding down the street. He honked at me and he and his wife were giving me a stink-eye. They were driving a red pickup truck - like the one pictured above - and had a Michigan license plate with a handicapped symbol on it.

I finally was able to pull into a business to assess the damage. Thankfully, it was only a black mark on my bumper. But, still, what an asshole.

As many people know, Grand Rapids is a quickly-growing city, so yes, drivers are becoming more and more idiotic. As a matter of fact, the day before my little fender bender, I was behind a young woman who was sitting at a right turn intersection and she just sat there despite her having the right of way. When the light turned green, she finally started driving down the street and she made me sit through ANOTHER red light. I looked over and whad'ya know, she was texting. A definite SMH moment.

Here in Grand Rapids, there's a YouTube user named "Mr Roadside616" who works as a roadside assistant. He takes videos of idiot drivers who cut lanes, turn onto one way lanes in the wrong direction, red light runners and other assholes who need to have their licenses taken away. Some of his videos have thousands of views, including one that featured a van that cut through five lanes of traffic at the S-Curve. When I get a new cell phone, probably next month, I might convert my current phone into a windshield camera for my car so I can catch bad drivers.

Yes, we're only human, but the thing is, when people can't drive worth a shit, they shouldn't drive, period. I wouldn't be too surprised if that asshole who smacked into me was old and didn't see well. After all, he had a handicapped emblem on his license plate. Maybe it's time to force all drivers 65 and over to yearly drivers exams. From what I've heard, a lot of them get automatic drivers license renewals, even though they're unfit to drive.

Remember, you don't own the road.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

11.6.17 Bee-otch of the Day: National Rifle Association


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Name: The National Rifle Association
Age: 146
Occupation: gun nuts
Last Seen: Fairfax, VA
Bee-otched For: another day, another mass shooting





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This past Sunday proved that your local church isn't the safest place in the world.

As we all know by now, a 26-year-old man, Devin Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church in tiny Sutherland Springs, TX and opened fire, killing 26 people. The dead ranged from only 18 months old all the way up to 77 years old. The dead included eight members of one family and the daughter of the pastor, who was out of town for the day.

Kelley was a man with a troubled past. He was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force for assaulting his wife and young stepson. Although he could not own any guns, he had several in his possession, including a Ruger AR-556 and a few handguns. his former in-laws attended First Baptist, though they were not there that day. After shooting up First Baptist, Kelley jumped into his car while two Good Samaritans chased him down until he crashed his car. Kelley then pulled out a gun and committed suicide.

Not long after the shootings, Drumpf, currently in Japan proclaimed that the shooter's mental health was the bigger issue and not guns. OK, so how in the HELL did he get a gun in the first place?

When a teenage outcast shot up Sandy Hook, nothing was done. When a gay nightclub in Orlando was shot up last year, nothing was done. When 58 people were killed at a country music concert in Las Vegas several weeks ago, nothing was done. Now, we have the worst-ever shooting in Texas history and the worst-ever shooting in a house of worship. And as long as the NRA keeps buying our politicians, nothing will be done.

The point is, this is why we need to get the Repukes out of office. We're allowing shit like this to happen all the time and unless something happens, we'll still have mass shootings everywhere.

In a way, I agree with Drumpf that we need to work on mental care in this country. But how about the gun nuts who think that they need to own an AK-47 or a bump stock like the guns used to mow down over 500 people in Vegas? The only way we can stop all this is to toughen gun laws and ban the sale of all guns that are above a hunting rifle.

At this point, thoughts and prayers aren't enough.

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