Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6.11.19 Bee-otch of the Day: Universal Music Group




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Name: Universal Music Group
Age: 85
Occupation: recording company
Last Seen: Santa Monica, CA
Bee-otched For: going up in smoke
 
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It was a tragic day in 2008 when a maintenance man's blowtorch caused a wild, catastrophic fire at the Universal Studios lot in Hollywood.

The fire destroyed a King Kong exhibit and worst of all, a warehouse that stored over 40,000 video copies of movies and TV shows chronicling Universal's 100-plus years in business. After the fire, a Universal exec stifled rumors that they were the master prints, claiming that they were simply copies. The original prints of the films were kept in various vaults, including an old mine in Pennsylvania.

Now, the studio is trying to put out another fire of its own: the fact that the fire destroyed more than we thought.

The New York Times revealed in a confidential memo written shortly after the fire that 500,000 individual recordings were all destroyed in the blaze. They included classic recordings from Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman and Fats Domino. Plus, later 20th century gems from Al Green, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Neil Diamond. Many 1990s and 2000s-era recordings from Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Eminem were all believed to have perished in the blaze.

When the Times report was released early today, Universal released a statement, stating "While there are constraints preventing us from publicly addressing some of the details of the fire that occurred at NBCUniversal Studios facility more than a decade ago, the incident – while deeply unfortunate – never affected the availability of the commercially released music nor impacted artists’ compensation.  Further, the story contains numerous inaccuracies, misleading statements, contradictions and fundamental misunderstandings of the scope of the incident and affected assets.  In fact, it conveniently ignores the tens of thousands of back catalog recordings that we have already issued in recent years – including master-quality, high-resolution, audiophile versions of many recordings that the story claims were “destroyed."

Many in the business - including Spin Magazinewhom I sourced today's BOTD from - are saying that Universal is full of shit. Many well-known tunes sadly only exist as copies and lack the quality the original masters had. Hell, even Mike D of The Beastie Boys admitted that he doesn't know where the masters to their 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" are.

The sad truth is that many of the big entertainment companies that have been around since the early 20th century - i.e. Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount, Fox, MGM and Disney - plus the major broadcast networks all have lost media. The majority of the silent movies made before 1929 are lost forever because the studios destroyed or neglected them all. Many long-lost silents have ended up in film vaults in eastern Europe turning into one pile of nitrate dust. The same goes with old TV shows. Before the age of cable TV, home video and streaming, NBC, CBS and ABC would reuse tapes of everything from soap operas, game shows and even sporting events like the first Super Bowl for other TV programs. I've even read that ABC reused tapes of the 1971-75 run of Password for Family Feud. Now that we have channels like Game Show Network and Buzzr, I'll betcha that those networks are PISSED that they wiped all those shows.

I know, recordings of all those tunes wiped away in that fire will live on. We'll still have Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Soundgarden's "Superunknown" for centuries to come since unlike silent movies and old TV shows, people are allowed to have copies today. **WARNING: BABA BOOEY "PIECES OF VINYL" TALK AHEAD** However, in this age in which vinyl outsells CDs by a mile and a half, those who ACTUALLY buy records know that vinyl has a fuller, richer sound than a digital CD. So yes, that copy of "Superunknown" that I bought in 1995 should sound better today if it were remastered from the original tapes if I were to buy a vinyl version of it right now.

Over time, recordings will lose layers of sound quality, or as they call them, generations if one tape is recorded off of the master, and that master is recorded onto another recording and so on. It's like this YouTube video. So centuries from now, if one wants to listen to Eminem, he'll sound like he has diarrhea spewing out of his mouth.

It's important that ALL media over time is saved. OK, maybe not a blank screen when the local TV station experiences technical difficulties, but we're talking about everything from local newscasts to other local shows. Music, movies and so on should be saved for posterity. Universal should be shamed for not admitting that the recordings destroyed in that blaze were the originals. If audiophiles discover that the vinyl copy they bought of Nine Inch Nails' "The Downward Spiral" was mastered off of an old CD, they have every right to be pissed.

At least some forms of the recordings exist, especially of dead artists. If I were to buy a Nirvana album and it's really a karaoke album, I'm suing.


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Monday, June 10, 2019

6.10.19 Bee-otch of the Day: Sinclair Broadcast Group



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Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group
Age: 48
Occupation: broadcasting dinosaur
Last Seen: Hunt Valley, MD
Bee-otched For: giving one of their weathermen a cold front
 
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Sadly, in any business, the boss is always right.

Even if he or she is wrong, they're right.

One man, Joe Crain, is learning the hard way about that statement.

He was a meteorologist for WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois, an ABC-TV affiliate. Last week, he put up a "Code Red" alert, which is designed to warn people about severe weather days ahead of the National Weather Service's warnings. However, many claim that the Code Red alerts are simply a way for WICS and other Sinclair stations to sensationalize its newscasts. Some even joke that stations are forced to put up Code Red alerts even on a cloudy day.

In Crain's case, he was upset that Sinclair brass made him put up a Code Red alert on a newscast last week because there was only a SLIGHT risk of thunderstorms on a Wednesday. On that Monday, Crain told his viewers that the Code Red alerts weren't his idea, but rather Sinclair corporate's. He told viewers that he's heard all the complaints about WICS's Code Red Alerts and he's with them.

Since that broadcast aired, Crain's profile is now off WICS's website. Now, his fans are attacking their Facebook page with their disgust of them firing Crain. Messages include "#freejoecain" and messages about how Sinclair has cheapen local newscasts over the past several years.

Sinclair is one of America's largest broadcasters. Here in west Michigan, they own WWMT-3 (CBS) and CW7. In other parts of the state, they use shell companies to control more than one station in the market, squeaking by the FCC's requirement of companies owning only one station per market depending on market size. They have two stations in Traverse City (WPBN-7&4 (NBC) and WGTU 29&8 (ABC)) and three stations in the Flint area (WEYI 25 (NBC), WBSF CW 46 and WSMH Fox 66). Hell, in the case of WWMT-3, they're licensed to Kalamazoo, but their IDs claim that they're from Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek. In ANY station ID, they can use Grand Rapids and Battle Creek as long as Kalamazoo is mentioned first. Well, what WWMT is doing is a no-no.

Sadly, Sinclair is turning their local newscasts into cookie cutter pieces of shit with must-air mandated segments like the Terror Alert Desk and ultra-right-winged Russian commentator Boris Epshteyn. Some of their stations have even resorted to airing the segments early in the morning when viewership is low.

Now that the controversy regarding Cain is gaining a lot of attention, word has it that advertisers are leaving WICS in droves. So far, four advertisers have pulled their ads from the station and simulcaster WICD-20 in Champaign. Among them include a chain of Ace Hardwares.

Since Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 and the 23 years since Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the overall quality of television and radio journalism has gone down the shitter. Thankfully here in Grand Rapids, we DON'T have to watch WWMT's newscasts since IMHO WOOD-TV does a helluva better job, plus Nexstar doesn't forcefeed right-winged idiocy down their viewers' throats. OK, so Old Man Steffen is a climate change denier, Rick Albin has worked for the Repukes and they do newscasts downtown when fArtPrize is in session, but nobody's perfect. Fox 17 gets a lot of news from Fox News Channel and a lot of the women on WZZM-13 are hambeasts.

Sadly, I feel worse for northern Michigan and the fact that Sinclair owns my childhood NBC affiliate, WPBN 7&4 (NBC) and through a shell company, WGTU ABC 29&8. Over the air, only two full-power stations do newscasts. The other is locally-owned WWTV 9&10 (CBS), although through a (SURPRISE!) shell company, they own WFQX Fox 32. Like 7&4 does for 29&8, 9&10 produces newscasts for Fox 32. Thankfully, there's WMNN "MiNews 26", but their signal's very weak outside of Cadillac.

The point is, instead of making the media better for all of us, the government - both Rs and Ds - have fucked it all up. Instead of real, fair and balanced news, we have stupid Code Red bullshit every time there's a cloud in the sky. In the olden days, if you had a talk radio format, if you aired Rush Limbaugh, Thom Hartmann would have to air afterwards. Now, AM radio is all-Rush 24/7.

But yes, we have a choice. If we don't want right-winged shit on our TVs, we can always boycott their sponsors. Same goes with all of Sinclair's stations. IIRC, they were close to bankruptcy many years ago.

Let it happen again.


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Thursday, June 6, 2019

6.6.19 Bee-otch of the Day: terrestrial radio


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Name: terrestrial radio
Age: 97
Occupation: entertainers and informers of the public
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: dying off
 
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Howard Stern always has, and always will be the King of All Media.

True, I do miss him having strippers in the studio and his latest book is mostly transcripts of his shows, but he's still better than the crappy-assed excuses of morning radio out there.

This week, Howard and the gang have been talking about the death of terrestrial radio, especially last week's demise of 95.5 WPLJ in New York City. As we all know by now, WPLJ was sold to Christian broadcaster Educational Media Foundation and is now simulcasting their K-Love Christian Contemporary format. For almost 50 years, it had those legendary call letters, an homage to Frank Zappa's cover of an old doo-wop tune from the 1950s. At first, WPLJ was a rock station, but morphed to a CHR format in the 1980s and finally Hot AC.

WPLJ's parent, Cumulus sold the station and several others for $100 million. Another sold station was another long-time rocker, Los Angeles' KLOS, also at 95.5. However, their new owners plan to retain its format.

Also this week on the Stern Show, Howard and the gang got to hear another Tradio call from Richard and Sal. This time, the two picked on a DJ who was leaving radio after 45 years to go work for a water treatment facility. Howard commented that it's sad that something like water has a better future than radio and ya know what? He's right.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be in radio. But after hearing that most DJs get paid shit wages, I decided to look for another job. Even though I got stuck with an asshole boss for 10 years, I'm now getting paid a helluva lot more than most DJs.

I look at Smitty, formerly of northern Michigan's Rock 105 and 95-5. He left radio for good earlier this year to work for Right Brain Brewery in northern Michigan. I also read that Ida the night jock from crosstown WKLT quit to focus on her home-based businesses. And guess who replaced her on the night shift? NOBODY! Yep! Good 'ol Otto Mation is playing the butt rock melodies that make up KLT's playlist. Sad, since back in the day, KLT had a request show at 11 pm at night. Nowadays, radio stations are doing away with overnight jocks and now, night jocks. Up in northern Michigan, only sister station 94.3/92.5 The Fox and 106 KHQ have local night shows. Here in Grand Rapids, B93 and WLAV are the only stations I can think of that still have live and local night shifts.

And yes, all the rest of the stations out there either use simple automation or a satellite show for their night shifts.

The sad truth is that radio is only getting worse and worse all thanks to government bills like Telecom 96 letting big corporations take over more and more media entities. Plus, technology has gotten a lot more smarter. When I was 14, I visited WKLT's old studios on Garfield Ave. in Traverse City. Back then, they had a massive CD automation system that took up a corner of the room. Today, my smartphone can carry more tunes than that. Hell, if I had the proper automation software and even a mini transmitter, I can start my own radio station off of my laptop!

(And no, I don't have plans on that happening.)

Of course, let's not forget the SiriusXMs, the Pandoras and the Spotifys of this world. In Spotify's case, you can even create your own personal station only playing your favorite tunes. So, if you love hard rock but hate Nickelback and Creed, Spotify is for you. Just type in a bunch of tunes and viola! You have your very own kick-ass radio station. Call it WYOU if you want (just don't tell the CBS affiliate in Scranton, PA) or if you're on the west coast, KYOU (ditto for the dual Fox/NBC outlet in Ottumwa, IA).

July 1st will mark Chuck69.com's 20th birthday. The reason why I started this site was to tell the local media in northern Michigan that they needed to wake up. Some of it has improved, some of it hasn't. At least Howard Stern's now heard everywhere on SiriusXM and northern Michigan has a decent Active Rock station in Rock 105/95-5. Hell, there's even Q100, which has a 6,700-song playlist and has a devout following. However, KLT is almost a complete butt rock station and for the most part, most radio stations ANYWHERE don't bill as much as they used to. Then again, maybe this is karma for the fact that 20 years ago, the only radio station up north that reached out to my generation was the now-defunct 106.7 The Peak. KLT and The Bear only cared about machine shop workers and The Zone - which morphed into Rock 105 and 95-5 - ODd on Lilith Fair wuss music. Today, Rock 105 and 95-5 are almost neck-and-neck with KLT while The Bear - even with once-popular KLT morning host Omelette in morning drive is almost dead last in the ratings.

Grand Rapids, however, isn't much better than northern Michigan. WGRD plays a lot of shitty butt rock from Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, but at least they're local from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. as opposed to Rock 105 only being local for afternoons. And at least we here in GR don't have to sit through Terri Ray.

But sadly, the days of personality-driven nighttime radio are becoming looooonnnnng gone.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

6.5.19 Bee-otch of the Day: TJ Maxx



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Name: TJX Companies
Age: 63
Occupation: owners of TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Sierra, HomeGoods and others
Last Seen: Framingham, Massachusetts
Bee-otched For: maxxing out
 
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Sometimes in life, you get what you pay for.

Recently, my aging, rusty old bathtub was replaced with a new, sleeker fiberglass model. So, it was fitting that I should get a new shower curtain and hooks. I was thinking about going to Bed, Bath and Beyond for the shower stuff.

However, I needed ink for my printer. My local Best Buy in Grand Rapids was next to the hybrid TJ Maxx/HomeGoods and there was a storm coming. So, I figured that it would be no harm and no foul going there vs. going further down 28th Street to BBB.

Bad idea.

TJ Maxx's selection of hooks and curtains sucked. At this location, all they had was clear plastic. Not willing to drive all the way to BBB, I said "fuck it" and bought the shit they had. Well, I went home in the driving rain and installed the new hooks and liner. Worst. Hooks. Ever. They didn't roll down my shower rod easily and it reminded me of nails on a chalkboard. So, after consulting with mother, I decided to return the items to TJ's in hopes of getting my money back.

Well, it was like pulling teeth.

I returned to TJ's with the hooks and curtain, plus my receipt. I get to the cashier and she went to the manager. Well, she came back and told me that the hooks might not be refundable. The manager came and made a BFD about what I returned. She bitched that she only counted 15 hooks and I KNOW all 16 were in there. She also was insulting me and so on. She made me feel bad for returning their shitty products. The only good that came out of that confrontation is that I did get my full refund.

I ended up getting my hooks from BBB the next day and they work well. As for the curtain itself, surprise, surprise, I got it from Dollar General. My mom actually liked it!

TJ Maxx and HomeGoods is owned by TJX Companies, which also owns Sierra - also at The Shops at Centerpoint, aka Eastbrook Mall - and Marshall's, which just opened in the same strip that has ABC Whorehou-er, ABC Warehouse, Burlington and another store that just opened, Bob's Discount Furniture.

Now, I've shopped all four of those stores and my degree of success with them has varied. I've bought luggage and jeans from TJ's and Marshall's and they're all good. Underwear, however, is a joke. I've bought a pack from Sierra and it was the worst I've ever bought. It rode up my asshole and it made my thighs kiss and rash up. The ones I purchased from Marshall's were better, though; however, it didn't have a slot to whip my dick out to go pee.

Tragically, this WASN'T the first time I've ever returned something to a TJX store. A few years ago, I bought a shower head from HomeGoods and it was missing a part. Turns out that somebody returned it to the store and they put it back on the shelf with missing parts.

But'cha know, I think there was a good reason that manager was a bitch to me: she works in retail and probably hates it. Today at a Walmart meeting, Bernie Sanders confronted company executives for paying their employees "starvation wages" while the Waltons are worth $175 million. The same goes for other retailers. I remember going to Walgreen's and the cashier was bitching about being on an EBT card. Hmmm... Doesn't Walgreen's promote that Red Nose bullshit where they ask their customers to donate to that cause? Here's a better idea: PAY YOUR FUCKING WORKERS A LIVABLE WAGE!

This is why I plan to do more shopping at Costco from now on. Now that I'm a member, it makes me happy that their average worker gets paid $20 per hour and even part-timers get good benefits. And guess what? COSTCO IS PROFITABLE!

Because of my bad experiences, I plan to avoid any TJX store at all costs from now on. Sorry, but I work my ass off daily. If my want to buy a thong, I'd be going to Victoria's Secret.

Funny how TJ Maxx was a descendant of Zayre, a defunct retailer named for a Jewish phrase "zehr gut", meaning "very good". Why? Because too many times, I, who am not a Jew has uttered "oy vey" upon leaving one of their stores.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

6.4.19 Bee-otch of the Day: Rick Snyder


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Name: Rick Snyder
Age: 61
Occupation: retired nerd
Last Seen: Ann Arbor, MI
Bee-otched For: getting all washed up
 
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After so many years of people in Flint being poisoned by filthy water, the Stuffed Turd who caused all this might be getting closer to prison.

Authorities seized pRick Snyder's government-issued phone and 65 others in hopes of incriminating him and others for switching Flint's water system from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River in 2014. The switch over caused an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease and the deaths of several people.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Snyder and his Nazi-like policies by taking over predominately black cities like Flint, Benton Harbor and several others have failed miserably. The fact that Nestle now pumps billions of dollars out of our Great Lakes for only $200 per year while airing stupid ads on local TV about preserving the Muskegon River shows that they are a two-faced company and Snyder let them off easily.

If there's one person who needs applause in all this, it's Attorney General Dana Nessel. Unlike other Democrats, she has the balls to look into Snyder's vile past and why he would EVER want to put the people of Flint's lives at stake. Hell, Obama deserves a kick in the ass for taking a simulated sip of Flint water while speaking at an event several years ago. The fact that the Flint water crisis is one of the WORST environmental crisis in HISTORY is an embarrassment to all Americans.

The fact that many fellow Repuke governors are creating retarded anti-abortion laws and yet Snyder ruined the lives of many a Flintstonian only makes me proud that I never voted for a Repuke and never will. This is further proof that the Dems need to be more progressive, period. Look at Louisiana and their asshole DEMOCRAT governor who just passed another dumbassed "heartbeat bill". Just because there's a (D) after their name doesn't make them a real Democrat. "Vote blue no matter who" is an understatement. To me, it's like a former co-worker of mine who loved WKLQ here in Grand Rapids AFTER they canned Stern and fired most of their good jocks. One time, he was like, "did you hear on Opie and Anthony this morning blah blah blah..." Sadly, he was the only person in Grand Rapids who LOVED that shit show. Well, there's a reason why KLQ died a sad, pathetic death, and Metallica, Disturbed and Godsmack were not the culprits.

Even though Gretchen Whitmer is a moderate who gets her butthole licked by Blue Cross/Blue Shield - which is why universal healthcare in Michigan will be a pipe dream under her - at least Nessel is getting the job done by looking into throwing Snyder in prison where he belongs.

While Whitmer is hellbent on fixing the damn roads, Nessel is going to fix the fucking abortion that Snyder threw us into.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

6.3.19 Bee-otch of the Day: National Rifle Association


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Name: National Rifle Association
Age: 148
Occupation: Repukes
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: another shooting
 
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Another day, another shooting.

This time, it's Virginia Beach, Virginia, where a former city employee gunned down 12 people. Eleven of them were fellow co-workers.

Right before he opened fire on his former co-workers, the perpetrator put in his resignation. Nobody really knows his motive quite yet, but it is known that he was an engineer for the city of Virginia Beach.

The shooting in Virginia Beach was the biggest shooting so far this year. But still, 12 people is 12 people too many.

Virginia Beach isn't too far from Washington DC. Maybe that's why Drumpf unfortunately showed up to a memorial to the victims last weekend before he went out to England to make an ass of himself. I know, you conservatives will cry that at least be banned bump stocks. But that's not enough. We need to stop selling guns to people who don't need them.

But as long as the NRA and other Second Amendment-friendly organizations keep buying our politicians, this is what we get. Recently in Japan, there was a guy who stabbed a whole bunch of people. But thankfully, many of his victims will survive.

It's been 20 years since Columbine, and we really haven't done JACK SHIT to stop all those shootings. Since then, words like "Sandy Hook" and "Parkland" have all been introduced to our vocabulary for all the wrong reasons. And what angers me is when people call shooting victims of these massacres words like "libtards". All because they were thisclose to being shot to death.

Funny thing is that this shooting's in Virginia Beach, the home of Pat Robertson and The 700 Club. Maybe it's karma for him in regard to him praying for hurricanes for Florida because of Gay Day at Disneyworld.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5.29.19 Bee-otch of the Day: red states


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Name: red states
Age: ageless
Occupation: states with lots of assholes
Last Seen: everywhere, especially in the south
Bee-otched For: bad weather
 
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When I was young, I learned of a thing called "karma".

Yes, karma, where if something bad happens to you,  the person or persons responsible for your pain will get punished. It might not be today or tomorrow, but it might be years from now.

And the people of Ohio, Missouri and other red states are feeling it.

Mass flooding has hit Nebraska, Iowa in many other States. Tornadoes even hit Ohio, including Dayton where a TV weatherman went viral because he interrupted The Bachelorette to report a tornado warning.

The sad reality is this: sometimes, I wonder why tornadoes hit red states more than they do blue states. True, bad weather happens everywhere. As a matter of fact. my area has been prone to earthquakes and even a tornado a few years ago. Is it karma, or is it just God telling red states how fucked up they are?

I know at least one person who is getting hard by karma. He is a guy I once knew on a broadcasting message board from many years ago. He seemed to be a very nice guy, until he paid a trip to Northeastern Michigan several years ago and developed a whole new user name from a motor lodge he was staying at.  He shared that user name with several other folks on this message board and they started harassing and bullying me. Well, guess what happened here?  His hometown in Ohio was leveled off of the map. All I can say to him is that sucks to be him. Payback is a bitch.

Yes, I know. I'm turning into Pat Robertson, going around telling people that Florida is going to get hit by a hurricane because of Gay Day at Disneyworld. Well I know: bad things happen to both bad and good people. But you know. I love it when bad people have to suffer the most for the pain they cause to good people. In the case of all these idiotic red states that pass anti-abortion laws, they only care about peanuts while the elephants walk by. All they are doing is creating more unwanted babies, and worst of all, more poverty.

So, if you choose to live in a place where you are very likely going to get hit by a tornado and you lose your home, don't look at me, especially if you vote Republican. Sadly, Republicans are part of the huge problem we have here in America. I know, wishing for their deaths is not nice, but with more and more people turning to the left, all I can say is that if the right lose their home, their car and everything else, it will suck to be them.

And we all shine on.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5.28.19 Bee-otch of the Day: pro-lifers


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Name: pro-lifers
Age: ageless
Occupation: assholes
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: successfully flogging abortion
 
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As a fan of 1970s Saturday Night Live, I couldn't be happier to utter this line:

Pro-lifers, you ignorant sluts.

It's been announced that the one and only abortion clinic in the whole state of Missouri - which is run by Planned Parenthood - is closing. They are losing their license to operate, a week after the state's Republican governor signed a bill banning abortions after eight weeks, even in cases of rape or incest. Missouri will be the first state since Roe V. Wade was passed in 1973 to be without an abortion clinic of any kind.

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis will still be able to provide non-abortion-related services, like birth control and various testing.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court just ruled that the state of Indiana can still bury or cremate fetal remains. I do wonder if the mostly-Republican high court is planning to overturn Roe V. Wade, which is a definite blow to women's rights.

Last week, one such loser named James Tollefsen wrote to the newspaper in the town I grew up near, Elk Rapids, Michigan. Read and weep:

Thank you, Joe Yuchasz for bringing the movie “Unplanned” to Elk Rapids. A powerful, true story account of Abby Johnson, a clinic director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas, who has a life-changing event with the creator God of this universe and becomes a voice for the pro-life movement. 

It is interesting how militant the government is, making sure that every child is vaccinated so as not to get the measles. We read about New York City fining parents $1000 if their children aren’t vaccinated for the measles, yet the last known death in the US (as reported by the N.V.I.C.) due to measles was in 2015. On the other hand, if we knew that a disease was taking the lives of our precious children to the tune of 72 deaths per hour or over 1748 deaths every day for a whole year, wouldn’t you think there would be an outcry? Yet, this is how many babies died in 2018 thanks to the abortion industry. Yes, 638,169 precious children’s lives snuffed out. 

Last I knew, if a body has a heartbeat, it is a living person. Science has proven that a baby has a heartbeat only 22 days after conception. How precious life is!

James Tollefson, CGCS
Kewadin

For the past several months, I've been talking about "Unplanned", which stands at 48% on Rotten Tomatoes, though it made a small profit at the box office. It was in part due to the lack of budget the film had. A million dollars of the film's budget came from My Pillow inventor Mike Lindell.

Now, guess what he does for a living? He's a Certified Golf Course Superintendent. That's right! He helps to run A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort near Kewadin. Now, I grew up next to A-Ga-Ming and I almost never went there. Why? Because as a kid, I always viewed golf as a sport for old rich white farts. As a kid, I wished it was a something that I would like to go to without begging my parents to drive me into Traverse City, like an arcade or a mall.

So now, what does a fucking golf course superintendent know about women's bodies? NOTHING! Even more, I went to school with his daughter, who had me drive her home from school every day. Of course, that came to an end after my father and I had a discussion about people using me because I had a car and wasting gas on driving all over for no reason when they don't do shit for upkeep of my vehicle, like pay for gas. And the funny thing is that I see that she's now a mother and her child has the same last name as her's. Hmmmm.... No dad in the picture? Sucks to be her.

You know, I view pro-lifers as selfish and rude, not just to women, but to the people they know. My former stepfather is a shining example. He's pro-life, Republican and even has a tattoo of a confederate flag on his shoulder. When my maternal grandparents died, he convinced my mother to use her inheritance to start a failed computer repair business. The business failed, and eventually, they divorced. Today, my mother is living paycheck to paycheck while my ex-stepdad is, well, an asshole. When his mother died, he used her inheritance to buy cars and and even a motorcycle. He even married a woman with an autistic son and he often teases him because of his disability.

But the biggest pro-life loser of all is my late aunt's son. As I've mentioned in the past, he and his Chaldean bitch wife treated her like SHIT when she was dying of cancer. He yanked her out of her care facility and threw her onto a filthy mattress on the floor in his apartment. When he took her out of her care facility, he did not take any of her clothes nor her medications. As a result, she had a seizure the next morning. He took her to the hospital in simply drove home afterward. A few weeks later, my aunt died of cancer at the tender age of 60.

My aunt died only two months after my grandmother passed away. Just recently, my great aunt - my grandmother's sister - died at the age of 94.We held a memorial for my grandmother last summer. Neither my aunt's son nor her daughter came. Last weekend, we held the burial for my grandmother and her sister. My aunt was supposed to be buried next to her mom, my grandmother. By being the asshole that he is, my cousin did not allow her to be buried next to her, but rather in a mausoleum near Detroit against her wishes.

And to no shock to anybody, he did not attend last weekend's burial.

It's amazing how pro-life people will do everything in their goddamned power to protect inhuman cells in a woman's body. But when it comes to protecting people post birth, it's a whole different story. It seems that every time we have a Republican president, we lose human rights. Look at what happened to the First Amendment when George W. Bush was our president.  The FCC made it tougher for broadcasters to broadcast whenever they wanted and gave them the fear that if they broadcast anything indecent, it would mean a fine of over a million dollars. Now one of the amendments in our Constitution, Roe V. Wade, is being endangered. When legal abortion is made illegal here in America, what's next? Are we going to bring back slavery? Is America going to enslave its own people like other so-called "Christian" nations around the Earth? All I can say, is I hope that the Democrats don't make the same fucking mistake they did in 2016. I hope Bernie Sanders is allowed to fully run for president without any screw-up that happened in 2016. Most Americans lean left. The Democrats need to stop being too milquetoast and allow Americans to choose a candidate that reflects their values. We need universal healthcare, no college debt and ESPECIALLY clean, safe abortion clinics that help women achieve a decent abortion without putting their own lives in danger.

If James Tollefson has his way, women will be forced to once again use coat hangers. Or even worse, a golf club.


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Thursday, May 23, 2019

5.23.19 Bee-otch of the Day: cocaine and heroin



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Name: cocaine and heroin
Age: ageless
Occupation: deadly drugs
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: fucking up Artie Lange (and his nose)
 
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Howard Stern is definitely coming again.

For the past few weeks, he's been out promoting his new book, "Howard Stern Comes Again". He's been on multiple late night talk shows, The View and even CBS Sunday Morning, now hosted by the legendary Jane Pauley.

So far, the book has some mixed reviews since it's mostly transcripts from his radio show. But, it's still 100% Howard. And to prove that hell's freezing over, even Walmart and Meijer - two chains that once avoided Stern like the bubonic plague - are both selling the book.

And in other Stern show news, Artie Lange is pumping gas and hauling trash for free.

Yes, that's his occupations for now.

Over the years, Lange has been in trouble with the law because of his drug problems, mainly with cocaine. His drug problems have cost him gigs and especially his stint as a sidekick to Stern.

The reason for Lange doing those odd jobs is because of a judge ordering him to do so. He was busted in January for possessing controlled substances, though he was arrested again this week for violating probation.

The biggest problem is definitely his nose. When I first saw it, I freaked out. How did it get so fucking flat? Oh, I know, it's the coke and heroin disintegrating it. Plus, he accidentally snorted up glass some time ago, thinking it was OxyContin.

Ya know, Artie had it all: fame, money and so on. He allowed drugs to fuck up his body and his soul. Being fat, diabetic and a junkie, I'm surprised that he's still alive at 51. All I can say is that if he wants to stay alive, he needs the willpower to do so. Yes, he had a tough life without a dad and all, but there's no real excuse to start snorting in the first place.

And I thought looking at those lung cancer victims on those TV ads was bad enough. Rick James was right: cocaine is one hell of a drug.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5.22.19 Bee-otch of the Day: World Wrestling Entertainment



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Name: World Wrestling Entertainment
Age: 67
Occupation: wrestling organization
Last Seen: Stamford, CT
Bee-otched For: another dead wrestler
 
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This Sunday, I'll be blowing out 38 candles on my birthday cake.

There are others, like Lenny Kravitz (55), Stevie Nicks (71) and Helena Bonham-Carter (53) who have more candles to blow out. Others, like Sally Ride, John Wayne and Al Jolson will be blowing out theirs in the Great Beyond.

And now, Ashley Massaro will be joining them.

Just 10 days before her 40th birthday, the former WWE star ended her life by hanging herself. Those who knew Ashley knew that something was wrong with her.

Massaro's brother and father were amateur wrestlers, so being one became natural for Ashley. A former swimsuit model, Ashley won the 2005 Monday Night Raw Diva Search. Her winnings included a one-year contract and $250,000. She spent three years wrestling for Raw and sister show SmackDown! She never won a championship, though she remained a fan favorite. In 2007, she posed nude for Playboy and was even a contestant on the TV show Survivor.

However, in 2008, her then-eight-year-old daughter Alexa fell ill. Ashley asked the WWE to be released from her contract to take care of her. Thankfully, she survived her illness and is now 18. Recently, Ashley had been appearing at wrestling fan conventions and even worked as a weekend jock at Long Island rock station 94.3 The Shark.

In 2016, Massaro partook in a class action lawsuit against the WWE, alleging that the company hid the fact that they did nothing to stop the neurological damage caused by various moves and acts during matches. She also claimed that while on a tour with the WWE in Kuwait, she was sexually assaulted and they told her not to tell the authorities. However, she expressed regret in participating in the lawsuit years later.

Since her mother's death, a group of WWE female wrestlers - past and present - have all formed The Squared Circle Sisters. The group has started a GoFundMe page to help with young Alexa's education. As of tonight, over $16,000 has been raised in just 12 hours.

Before her death, Ashley had been battling depression in part due to the many blows to the head she got as a wrestler. She might have suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE and even talked about donating her brain to science to study the effects of professional wrestling on the brain. Over the years, many WWE wrestlers have died from various injuries and even drug abuse to alleviate the pain. It seems that for every John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, there's many Chynas, Reid Flairs, Tests, Umagas, Eddie Guerreros and - dare I say it - Chris Benoits.

Yes, this talk about the evils of professional wrestling and the WWE has all come about all because of John Oliver and his expose on the company a few weeks ago on his Last Week Tonight HBO program.

I know, the WWE is trying hard to stop it with chair shots to the head, plus conducting wellness tests for their wrestlers. But, the sad truth is that the damage is done and to make matters worse, those in my generation who grew up in the Attitude era miss the ultraviolence, plus bra and panties matches that were once commonplace. After all, ratings are down from last year.

And lord only knows if the "24/7 Belt" gimmick will last, judging by the enormous amount of boos on Monday night.

The point is that making wrestling safer is nice, but the WWE needs to do more. Remember, most wrestlers work over 200 days per year, not just on Raw or SmackDown! There are the "blackout" shows where they play in smaller arenas. Plus, unlike most professional sports, the WWE runs all year, which doesn't give wrestlers much of a window to recover.

Maybe - just maybe - it's time for the WWE to only allow wrestlers to work six months a year, or 100 days. But, NOOOOOOO! It'll hurt merchandising and ratings! How about better healthcare while we're at it, but once again, NOOOOOOO! It'll hurt the bottom line, even though the WWE is a billion-dollar company and Vince McMahon himself is worth $3 billion.

All I can hope for is that anybody who chooses to become a wrestler will learn from the mistakes all dead wrestlers have made. It's time for the WWE to learn from their past and make life better for ALL wrestlers. Because of the bullshit they've done in the past, Alexa Massaro won't help her mother celebrate her mom's 40th birthday on Sunday.

1-800-273-8255

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5.21.19 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump



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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 72
Occupation: stale cheddar
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: the typical
 
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Awwwwww! Poor Drumpfy got butthurt by one of his own.

And guess what? He's from right here in west Michigan.

US rep. Justin Amash this past weekend called for Drumpf's impeachment from the White House. While many are calling Amash brave for breaking party lines, Drumpf himself called the 39-year-old congressman a "coward" on Twitter over the weekend.

Part of the reasoning, of course, is because of the House Judiciary Committee's investigation into Drumpf's bullshit. They have now subpoenaed Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, two former officials for the Drumpf White House.

Meanwhile, Drumpf is making threats against Iran and China and gas prices are going through the roof. Tariffs are hurting businesses and it's even hitting west Michigan. Several days ago, it was announced that after 68 years, the Stafford family is selling the Greenville Daily News to the View Publishing Group. The Staffords - who formerly owned what is now WGLM/M106.3 in Lakeview and WGLM-AM 1580 in Greenville - claimed that Drumpf's tariffs on Canadian print paper severely hurt their paper to the point of being unprofitable.

You know, I get angry at people who think that Drumpf is making business great, when in fact, it's the opposite. With Ford laying off 7,000 workers and retailers like Dressbarn just announcing that they're closing all their stores, yep, he's definitely making America great again.

With all these states making abortion illegal, what's next? Bringing slavery back? The Bible talks about it, so if you're black, it'll be time to hit the cotton fields again! If you're lucky, you might be forced to have baseballs smack you in the face in a carnival game.

Want America to be truly great? VOTE FOR BERNIE SANDERS IN 2020!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

5.20.19 Bee-otches of the Day: pro-life people


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Name: pro-lifers
Age: various
Occupation: various
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: being idiots
 
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Ah, the joys of online dating.

With my 38th birthday one week away, I still wonder if she's out there. I had a few close calls, but nothin' doin'.

I know this for a fact: she ain't in Hudsonville, the ultra-conservative western suburb of Grand Rapids.

Last night, I matched with that woman. She responded with "what are your thoughts about climate change?" I responded with that we need to reduce our carbon footprint. After asking a few more questions, she asked about my stance on abortion. I told her that it's a women's choice. She continued on with shit like "we need to protect children!" and "life begins at conception!" and blah blah blah. I asked her how if she felt if she was raped and get pregnant. Her answer? "I think I would put it up for adoption." Then, she tried to change the topic by asking "how would you feel if a child was bitten by a mosquito?"

Needless to say, I would NOT want this ho to be my babymomma. To quote Sheldon Leonard as the bartender from "It's A Wonderful Life", "OUT, OUT YOU GO!"

Ya know, if there's a type of woman I can't stand, it's one who's pro-life. To me, a pro-life woman is the equivalent to a black man wanting to join the KKK. A woman who chooses to allow her body to carry her rapist's child for nine months is simply honoring her rapist. And if she chooses to put the kid up for adoption, chances are that it will end up on the streets at 18, unloved and cared for. If I married a woman who hid a pregnancy before we married, I would be pissed.

All this shit about abortion reminds me of a woman I once knew. She worked for the same company for 40 years. She started working on one of the machines in the plant and then she became a lift truck driver. Many years ago, when her factory was asking workers whether or not they wanted to join a union, she refused. Some sections went union, others - like her department - did not. Well, she paid the price for being a scab.

One day, she drove her hi-lo into a support arch, causing damage to the grandfathered building. Her bosses ended up laying her off, telling her that her driving was dangerous. After all, she was now pushing 60. However, she claimed that she was fired because she was one of the highest-paid in her plant. They told her that she would be reassigned to the job she had before driving the hi-lo. But, she would have to wait until an opening occurred. A few months later, she got a check in the mail from her company. It was employee-owned, and the check was her share in the company. She was officially fired.

At the same time, her husband was also laid off from his construction job. After all, this was about 10 years ago and the the great recession was in full effect. So guess where she ended up? MY COMPANY! She definitely wasn't the greatest worker in the world since she was slower than molasses. One time, I uttered her saying something to the effect of "I used to be against unions, but being here, I might reconsider my position." It made perfect sense since she was now getting paid less than $10 per hour. Plus, our boss at the time was an asshole who treated us all like horseshit. Well, the shit hit the fan for her when she got pissed off enough by telling him "you don't care about us, don't you?" This, of course, after she learned that she was getting paid less than new hires doing the same job.

Oh, and that boss retired two months later. She was the last person he fired.

You know, people will be against something until reality hits them. It's like the Iraq War. Many of the politicians who voted for the war wouldn't allow their own children to enter the military. Nope, it was regular human beings that had to fight that war.

The sad thing is that women in several states like Ohio, Alabama and Georgia now have to suffer with their stupid heartbeat laws. Now, Louisiana's ready to pass a similar bill, and guess what? The bill's sponsor and the state's governor are both DEMOCRATS! Sorry, but if your name has a (D) after it and you're pro-life, please chop your balls off.

All I can say is that I hope this war against women will end, no matter what. The best way, of course, is for the Democratic National Committee to do away with the bullshit that fucked over Bernie Sanders in 2016. I hope Bernie can win it all in 2020. We need a PROGRESSIVE that will protect all Americans - especially women - instead of just evangelicals who are more interested in protecting zygotes instead of all humans.

The pro-lifers: people who only care about peanuts while the elephants walk by.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

5.15.19 Bee-otch of the Day: the Republican party



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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 165
Occupation: right-winged assholes
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: being Republicans
 
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It's official: need an abortion in Alabama?  Fuck you.

The rich white man-led Senate in that state just passed the bill forcing those who perform abortions to 99 years in prison. This includes abortions of embryos created by rape or incest. Just this evening, governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law.

Meanwhile in my great state of Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will veto an anti-abortion bill that would ban abortions after the second trimester. However, the far-right-winged Right to Life of Michigan is planning to pass along a petition in hopes of gaining enough signatures to get the bill passed without the Governor's signature.

One of the anti-abortion bills was created by state senator Kim LaSata, whose district represents Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph Counties. In an interview with The Detroit Free Press LaSata claims that abortion "should be hard" and "the procedure should be painful! And you should allow God to take over! And you should deliver that baby!"

Meanwhile in my old stomping grounds of northern Michigan, state rep Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) was indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to buy votes. He bribed a union in exchange for voting against a wage law in Michigan. He was charged with attempted extortion, bribery and lying to an FBI agent. He has denied any of the charges.

Ya see, this is the Republican party. They're against a Constitutional right that protects women and yet they have a TON of skeletons in the closet. Sorry, but they're asshole hypocrites who will protect cells and not fully-developed humans, even in cases of rape. If I was the product of a rape, thrown into an orphanage, have nobody love me and grow up alone, I would want to be aborted, too.

In the end, guess who made this Tweet today? "Abortion is a constitutional right." The man who SHOULD be president of the United States and SHOULD have been elected in 2016.



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