LK’s “WOR710.com” PodKast-The 5/7/12 Show

Hour 1

Elections in Europe this past weekend will have a massive effect on our lives here at home.   LK posits that the world may well be too interconnected.

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Hour 2

Cell phones and their radiation are a thorn in LK’s side, or more specifically, in the blood/brain barrier within his noggin.  And Ted Nugent should stick to Cat Scratch Fever, rather than the dog eat dog world of politics.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 1/9/12 Show

On LK’s agenda this morning:

The Republicans are being obstructionist.  No one paying attention can dispute this.

The President, purportedly a constitutional scholar, is finding every which way to circumvent that same constitution.  Clearly to know it isn’t necessarily to love it.

It’s an embarrassment to this country to have Rick Perry as one of the six candidates of one of the two major political parties running for the presidency.

Judging by his recent comments, Leon Panetta couldn’t command a fleet of rubber duckies in a bathtub, let alone handle being the Secretary of Defense

We’ve got two super-turbo monster trucks, one being driven by an elephant, the other being driven by a donkey, heading straight for each other in a game of chicken.  The big problem is that riding in the back, with no seat belts or helmets, are you, me, and everyone else in this country.

Dr. John Palumbo playfully muses on the end of the world and having too much stuff.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 1/2/12 Show

Happy New Year!

“While the cat’s away the mice (or rats in this case) will play” is the theme of this week’s show.  While our psyche’s take a well deserved rest from the daily barrage of unsettling world events, that same world takes advantage of our dropped guard and reveals extreme behavior that would alarm and dismay us were we in our usual state of vigilance:

1.  The Chinese are planning to send men to the moon.  LK thinks they’re going to claim it as theirs.

2.  Iran claims to have produced a nuclear fuel rod and successfully test fired a long range missile.

3.  President Obama signs a bill that he vowed to veto that risks our basic constitutional rights.

Among other things.

Dr. John Palumbo lightens things up by slicing and dicing the Republican field of weeds, and giving us his list resolutions, which, unlike the normal list, is not a collection of things he vows to do, but a list of what he vows NEVER to do again.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 12/12/11 Show

The menu is full of fine choices and LK isn’t sure what his first course is going to be until the moment the waiter asks for his order.  Should it be:

a.  The anxiety attack Repubs and Dems alike no doubt had upon watching Saturday night’s Repub debate?

b.  The decadence of the price of pet accoutrements at Barney’s considering the number of people on food stamps, while the nose in the air pet-owners bitch and moan over a potential  luxury or “millionaire’s” tax?

c.  The US gov’t welcoming (and paying for) Iraqi students to come here to study before extending a helping hand to the servicemen and woman who sacrificed life and limb to attempt to make the place livable?

LK ends up ordering the complete dinner and manages to both devour the subject material and offer it up at the same time.  Dr. John Palumbo is absent with leave (not that he’s gotta ask) as he’s doing yet another one of his soulful good deeds.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 11/14/11 Show

There’s a fine line between vigilance and paranoia, and LK’s walking it.

The incomplete and downright bogus stories we accept as comprehensive reporting are nothing of the sort, and we mindlessly accept them at our own peril.  Questioning and connecting dots doesn’t make one a conspiracy theorist, it makes one a seeker of truth.

Whether it’s deaths at Occupy sites, helicopter crashes with high level Mexican drug cops aboard, munitions explosions in Iran, or Penn State prosecutors gone missing, we’re getting half the story at best, and we’re the worse off for it.

Dr. John tips his hat to, of all people, Justin Timberlake and his lady friend, and it turns out they warrant the gesture.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 10/31/11 Show

LK’s got what’s been variously described as a character flaw, a gift, a pathology, a knack, or simply a compulsion, which is to incessantly and possibly productively connect dots that lead him to be something of an early warning system, which both benefits those around him AND drives them crazy, and maybe can be helpful to you.

Tonight he turned his gaze to OWS, which he compares to a TV channel programed by random hackers (WOWS), how Greece is not just Europe’s, but our very own canary in a coal mine, as well gambling in Florida with what he posits as the hush hush approval of the Mega-Church types.

Not to mention the guy who firebombed the Taco Bell because his chalupa didn’t haven’t enough meat, the Tobin Tax, and aspirin negating the need for any additional health care whatsoever.

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LK’s Running Blog: Obama and 1 Term

7:26AM

ASAP, if not sooner, President Obama has to declare himself a one term president.  Irrespective of the bucket of economic slop he inherited from W, and the rabid obstructionism of Republicans in both Houses of Congress, he has been a walking primer of strategic mistakes and is pathetically ineffectual.   Were he a CEO, he would have been granted a nice severance package and discretely escorted from the building by now.

True, the American people can show him the door in November of ’12, but that means his replacement will be as bright as Michelle Bachmann, as spineless as Mitt Romney, or as unscrupulous, duplicitous, and evangelical as Rick Perry, who I expect will, like a television pastor/huckster, soon be offering  green prosperity handkerchiefs and packets of water he’s blessed as a way of thanking his campaign donors.

For the good of the country, O has to check into campaign rehab to kick his addiction to the high that results from his preaching to the converted while glowing in their meaningless accolades.  He has to bow out gracefully, in order to give Hillary, Cuomo, and a few others the time to establish themselves as viable candidates and then win the damn White House, if for no other reason than to stymie the polluted river of legislation that will come flowing out of possible Republican majorities in both the House and Senate.

Ugly Reflections-LK’s WOR BroadKast 7/13/11

LK usually likes starting with big picture news, following which he hones in on the effect it has on our daily lives. Today however, the local news says it all, and acts as a gigantic, shameful mirror. Dr. John takes apart the Bachmann clinic.

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Bachmann Clinic Cynic

I want to go to the Bachmann Clinic.  I really do.  It seems like such a bizarre and surreal place, and I have already taken the kids to Disney World.  My guess is this place makes Disney look like an actual real life town.  The only problem is that I’m not gay, and so I probably wouldn’t get to see the really good rides.

The Bachmann Clinic is owned and operated by presidential candidate Michele and her husband, Marcus.  It’s a Christian counseling service that specializes in turning gay people inside out.  Honest.  Since Crazy Michele believes that gay is a life choice, she and the hubby put their egg yolk noggins together and came up with this brilliant scheme, focusing on nutty Christian extremist parents I’m sure, who want their evil gay kids fixed.  For at least five years, writes CNN, Bachmann and Associates has faced accusations it uses a controversial therapy that encourages gay and lesbian patients to change their sexual orientation. Andrew Ramirez, a former patient at Bachmann and Associates, said in an interview with CNN he witnessed the practice first-hand. In 2004, Ramirez turned to the clinic at the urging of his mother who wanted him to talk about his homosexuality.  Okay, right off the bat, I’m thinking A Clockwork Orange with poor Malcom McDowell strapped in, eyes taped open, and forced to watch ultra-violence film clips.  Thankfully, the Bachmann program is not that creatively dramatic.

The so-called therapy consists of three stages, according to Mr. Ramirez.  Stage One, prayer.  Praying to God for a miracle, Rameriz was told would make him un-gay.  Stage Two, reading Bible passages,  and Stage Three, mentoring with an ex-lesbian minister.  If none of that worked, Ramirez said the counselor had another suggestion. “Not acting out on my same sex attractions and living a life of celibacy.” Ah, the Nancy Reagan model of just say no.

Now, besides the absurdity, and the very sad implications of guilt, wrong doing, and even mental illness lopped onto these poor folks who, for whatever reason participate in this harebrained, and I must say, dangerous program, there are for me, some ethical and legal questions.

Checking Marcus Bachmann’s credentials, it seems that he graduated from some diploma mill that no longer exists.  That being the case, how did he get licensed to practice as a counselor?  Simple.  He didn’t.  Seems that Minnesota does not require any licensing for counseling therapy.  No wonder Michele wants the government to stay out of our business.  The American Psychological Association, a club of which I once was a member,  is sharply critical of efforts by counselors to change a patient’s sexual orientation, citing “There is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation.”  But Mr. Bachmann countered brilliantly. “I think you clearly say what is the understanding of God’s word on homosexuality. We have to understand barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined and just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean we’re supposed to go down that road,” he continued.  Barbarians need to be disciplined. What?  Then, when pressed – in other words, when the media also said “What?”, Michele’s campaign conveniently used the very ethical conditions the Bachmann Clinic ignores.  “The Bachmann’s are in no position ethically, legally, or morally to discuss specific courses of treatment concerning the clinic’s patients,” the statement said.  Beautiful.  She really should be in the mob.  “You got nuttin on me, I’m a legitimate business owner.”

I am making light of this, because…well, I make light of everything since everything has gone to crap, and it’s my personal survival method.  But make no mistake, this is a very dangerous practice the Bachmann’s are involved in, and it is only a question of time until one of their clients – upon failing the program, and thus being cast down by God and parents, will become a suicide statistic.

Shame on you people.

Jitter Nation-LK’s WOR BroadKast 7/11/11

LK is acutely aware that the citizens of the United State of America are on pins and needles. The economy sucks, lives, limbs, and dollars are being lost overseas, and our leaders are deaf, blind, and very very dumb.

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