LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 2/20/12 Show

Take one part rising gas prices, one part Iranian rumblings, and one part municipalities going broke, and LK sees a Mad Max environment right around the corner.

He also sees the Republicans self-destructing while the Dems and Prez O put lipstick on pigs and hope we invite the pigs to the prom.

The sovereign nation of China is hacking into whatever it feels like hacking into, with little or no resistance, while the sovereign nation of Google does the same.

Dr. John declares war on the war on drugs, and takes Syria to task for its cyber-treachery.

Happy President’s Day.  George and Abe are turning in their graves after checking out the news on their iPads.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 2/6/12 Show

The Giants are the Super Bowl champs, and that’s just fine and dandy, but it doesn’t change the dysfunctional  local, national, and international goings on.

Newt, the “angry little attack muffin” (thank you Peggy Noonan) makes Thomas Eagleton look like the picture of mental health.  LK didn’t know he was one of the despised northeastern elite just because he rode the NYC subways, and no doubt his fellow strap-hangers will be equally surprised by Newt’s vituperations.

The European leaders get their economic marching orders from the same banks and hedge funds that got them into their mess, while the European people just get shafted.

The question isn’t whether Madonna should have done the Super Bowl halftime show, but what kind of damage control is now most appropriate.

All this, plus the pinball segment and some fresh bumper music make this yet another show that one misses at one’s own peril.


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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 1/30/12 Show

Usually it’s just the last segment of the show in which LK goes pinball, bouncing around from topic to topic and perspective to perspective.  This show was wall to wall pinball, from the opening bell to the reluctant farewell.

Among this morning’s bonus balls:

Was Haley Barbour, by pardoning 200+ mostly politically connected lowlifes, trying to obfuscate the pardoning of the convicts who worked at the governor’s mansion, convicts who perhaps saw some Mississippi mischief that the Gov doesn’t want going public?

Why the Prez and Ron Paul are currently sitting together in a corner of the schoolroom, backs facing the class, while wearing matching dunce caps.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close almost killed LK as he attempted not to break into full-blown blubbering in a crowded movie theater.  Its impact knocked him for a loop and probably influenced the show more than he’d like to admit.  The film was as powerful as The Descendants was limp. For reasons not easily explained, but LK takes a shot at it.

Why Leon Panetta couldn’t be Warren Buffet’s secretary, let alone the SecDef.

How Greece is being raped by the EuroZone (read “Germany”).

Dr. John weighs in with his timely and much needed observations on the proliferation of medz for kidz.

Enjoy the free game (see pinball references above):

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 1/23/12 Show

The serenity prayer, or affirmation, depending on your religious or secular take on spirituality:

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”

LK attempts to remain serene while hyperventilating following South Carolina’s primary and the Gingrich victory, which came about, in large part, due to the Newt’s racially charged code words.

LK comes to bury Paterno, not to praise him, and can’t understand why anyone, besides the Friends of Sandusky, would see it otherwise.

He goes toe to toe with Dr. John, as they engage in a long volley of news both joyous and repulsive, and Dr. John’s fully redesigned 2012 Serenity Prayer rings true.

LK tips his helmet to the NY Giants.

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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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Dr. John or Ron Paul; You Decide

LK here.  The following transcript of Dr. John’s rant last night was delivered on air at around 7:25pm EST.  There’s no way that Ron Paul, in the live Republican debate that followed at 8:00pm EST, might have been influenced by the piece.  Is there?

Here’s an idiotic question I saw in the CNN poll this morning.  “Is it time for the US to pull out of Afghanistan?”  HAHAHAHAHA!  The poll numbers indicate that 83% of Americans said – to use a Palin-ism,  “You betcha.”

We should also leave Pakistan, any military interest in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, and basically anyplace that is NOT the US!  I need to repeat… IT AINT WORKING!!!! We are not responsible for multi-culturizing the friggin world!!!!  Even China is realizing that it’s not getting much help from its new friends. Pakistan’s prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, may have embarrassed the United States by praising China to the skies during a recent visit. But he also embarrassed Beijing by asserting that China has offered to build a naval base for Pakistan at Gwadar, close to the Gulf of Oman, to which China would have access. While this was probably an exaggeration, according to the Times, it touched Indian nerves.  Plus, China’s got its own problems as the Arab Spring seems to be spreading, sending hundreds of migrant workers into the streets rioting to the extent that the Chinese cops had to roll out their tanks and other people- muffle stuff to break it up.

So, how long ya think before China realizes that these lunatic fanatics are probably not the best guys to have on your side?  China is smart… ain’t they?  I mean I thought they were smart.  They invented spaghetti for god sake.

It must be, then, a scam.  China trying to make the US jealous.  Right?  And guess what?  As long as we play kissy face with the mutts in any of the “stans,” China is going to keep playing the new lover.

What part of all this do the geniuses in DC not get?  Want to start climbing out of the fiscal nightmare?  Stop the wars.  Want to stop killing our young men and women who are dying for absolutely no reason?  Stop the wars.  You know what?  The guy who is going to win the next presidential election is the guy who records this show and repeats this piece verbatim.  Troops home to protect our borders, take our noses out of everyone’s business and rebuild what Bush and Obama have destroyed.

Never gonna happen.  Obama is a nice guy, but just a windbag.  An intellectual windbag, but a windbag just the same.  Bush and his crew should be tried as war criminals, but that ain’t gonna happen either.  So where are we?  Where is our choice, our input to salvage our beloved country?  Voting?  For who?????

The only guy saying anything close to getting out of there is Ron Paul and the powers that be will destroy him in a heartbeat by presenting him as another version of Ross Perot, which he may well be.  The latest CNN poll tells us that Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin – who hasn’t even declared yet -  are at the top of the heap.  They are followed by also undeclared Rudy Giuliani. Then in a breathtaking tie is the guy who was in charge of Godfathers Pizza and crazy Newt Gingrich.

The only sort of good news is that Crazier-than-Newt, Michelle Bachmann is down in the basement with Tim Pawlenty and Homophobe, Rick Santorum.

Feeling sick in your tummy?  Kurt Vonnegut said, “There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.”

Inept, Out of Touch, and Pandering-LK’s WOR BroadKast 4/7/11

Our leaders are inept, out of touch, and more interested in re-election than re-invigorating the country. Dr. John has trouble distinguishing between the Republican Presidential field and the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Here’s the link.

For the Democrats’ Sake, Obama Must Go-LK’s WOR BroadKast 3/29/11

LK is insistent; Obama must go. Where’s the Democrat who can challenge and wrest the nomination away from him? With O leading the Dem ticket, count on education and quality of life cutbacks for all but the privileged few. Dr. John reveals Newt Gingrich for the pompous flip flopper he is.

Here’s the link.

Oscar Says: Econ 101 For Congress, Pronto

editors note: Oscar the Observer is astounded at the great void of economic knowledge that fills the halls of Congress.  Considering the state the budget’s in, how can anyone dispute Oscar’s Observation?

I majored in Economics in college.  Didn’t learn much, but I did learn some key things.  (Even passed my Economics Concentration exam With Distinction —– boy, I wonder which relative of mine marked my exam paper!)

I listen to these Representatives, Senators and Wannabe’s (like Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, etc.) pontificate about cutting the budget, getting the deficits under control NOW, using the rubric that we are mortgaging the future of our children  —– all of this during a near-depression, and certainly a devastating, crippling recession fueled by massive unemployment.  Have any of these people ever taken any meaningful courses in Economics?  Do they know anything about Keynes, Galbraith, Samuelson?  Have they ever heard of the concept and effect of the circular flow of money?  Do they know that historically the building cycle was independent of the general economic cycles?

I suggest that anyone speaking about the economy, opposed to government expenditures as unavailing to stimulate the economy and affect employment, and those in support of such expenditures to pull out of a recession and increase employment, must present his/her educational credentials as to whether or not, and where, they were educated in Economics, for how many courses, AND WHAT MARKS THEY GOT.  They should all sign waivers, permitting accredited news services, to receive and publish copies of their transcripts, to verify these facts, and to determine what bona fides they have concerning American history and the Depression of the 30’s.

They won’t, of course, but President Obama and others supporting deficit spending programs that they profess will combat the recession and effectively increase employment, should challenge these “mouths” who mainly scare themselves by claiming our children will be “mortgaged” and say “What education do you have in Economic theory?  You don’t know enough about Economics to be espousing cuts that will reverse the spending programs designed to pull us out of this recession and stimulate employment.  Do you have any appreciation that a healthy economy and full employment will provide the tax revenue necessary to pay down accumulated debt?  Oh, you say you only want to have tax reductions in healthy economy periods?   Were you one of the Congressmen who supported the Iraq and Afghanistan wars without being willing to adopt programs to fund them?  What economic benefit have you conceived that results from the financial support the USA oil industry receives from the U.S. government?  When you wake up, will you know you don’t know what you’re talking about?  No?  You might as well go back to sleep.”

Gingrich Reading Kannon?

Kannon Fodder:

The Kannon team loves nothing more than being three coffees to the wind on a Sunday morning, with the bonus of noticing that the New York Times is finally bringing to light yet another dynamic that this site pointed out long before the traditional press or public sentiment caught on to it.

From today’s post-Valentine edition comes this piece: In Gingrich Mold, a New Voice for G.O.P. Resistance

From the article:

The fact that House Republicans have stood firm against Mr. Obama suggests just how unified the caucus is, though Mr. Gingrich, in an interview, said Democratic leaders like Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Representative David R. Obey of Wisconsin, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, did more to unify Republicans than anything Republicans did.

“I’d like to tell you Cantor did a brilliant job, but the truth is that Pelosi and Obey pushed the members into his arms,” Mr. Gingrich said. But, he added, “They have been good at developing alternatives so they don’t leave their guys out there chanting no.”

And, from days and months earlier, LooseKannon’s precient posts on the “Pelosi Effect”:

Pelosi-Obama’s Biggest Impediment
Posted by LK on February 8th 2009

Pelosi’s Panic
Posted by LK on September 29th 2008

Gotta get the crystal ball back under lock and key.