LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 3/5/12 Show

Before getting started, LK wants to thank you for putting the show in or near the top 10 shows nation-wide for its entire duration on TalkStreamLive.com this morning.  It’s much appreciated.

On today’s show, LK:

De-mystifies the Greek debt debacle and makes it clear that the Credit Default Swap mess that threatens to bring down Europe and played a big part in bringing down Lehman Brothers is nothing but a bunch of bookies/bankers who can’t pay off winning bets.  For once, it’s the bookies/bankers who need their knees broken.

Points out that the Chinese are cleaning our clocks in a way that’s eerily similar to how we brought down the Soviet Union in the ’80′s.

Suggests that no one give up a job they hate in search of greener pastures just yet (don’t stop looking, just don’t give up the bird in the hand), because it’s a misconception to believe that the better economic numbers mean that the coast is clear.

Chastises the NFL players, disses Santorum (like shooting fish in a barrel of contraceptives), takes 30 seconds instead of the 2 full shows it takes other hosts to reconcile the rush from Rush, and declares the Republican quest for the nomination close to a done deal for Romney now that Ted Nugent’s endorsed him.  Cat Scratch Fever, Mitt’s new campaign theme song.

Talks with Dr. John Palumbo about the folly of Afghanistan and the pursuit of inner peace.

Have a ball.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 1/16/12 Show

In hour 1 of this morning’s show:

LK’s controversial take on the Marines who urinated on the dead bodies in Afghanistan: punish the puppeteers, not the puppets.

Speculation on Haley Barbour’s real reasons for pardoning hundreds of prisoners, including convicted murderers.

Football, as only LK and Dr. John can play it.

Leaders who rise because, and only because, they have more nerve and less humility and shame than the rest of us.

Hour 2 may have gone to hard drive heaven, but if it returns from the brink, we’ll post it as soon as it’s out of the ICU.

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LK’s “AM 970 The Apple” PodKast-The 10/24/11 Show

Greece and Rhode Island find themselves in similar economic straights.  Suicide is illegal in China but a lot of Apple employees break the law anyway.  The Rediots and the Bludiots cannot dial it down enough to get anything done, and we the people get the short end of the stick

LK’s character flaw is your early warning system.  He can’t stop and smell the roses because he’s forever anticipating and extrapolating.  Yesterday he went to the Jet game and came back with observations on the Chinese solar industry, gratitude, and redemption.   Dr. John is back and in fine form.  Enjoy.

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Rainbow Coalition of Lowlifes

Blumenthal in Connecticut.  Rangel and Paladino in New York.  O’Donnell in Delaware.  Lindsey and Paris wherever they wake up following last night’s blackout.  The Karzai clan in Afghanistan.  And Braylon Edwards of the NY Jets.

A rainbow coalition of lowlifes.

In Blumenthal, we’ve got an urbane, Harvard educated white male who’s so narcissistic, and so immature, that, like a 8 year old little leaguer claiming to have hit a home run at Yankee Stadium, he thinks he can lie about serving in Vietnam when he never stepped foot in the place.  And then claims he misspoke; no big deal.  The leader of the sovereign state of Connecticut’s legal system, the alleged champion of truth and justice, has been convicted, in my court, of perjury.  And still the Connecticut Democratic machine keeps him on the ballot.  Oh, yeah, let’s not forget that he also claimed to be captain of Harvard’s swim team.  Another misunderstood claim from this Poor Richard’s Almanac of self-delusional accomplishments.

Then there’s Rangel and O’Donnell.  A black man who, over time, has come to expect entitlements and exceptions from rules that everybody else has to play by, and a white woman who may never have spoken at length with a black man, and has certainly never met a bill she’s paid gracefully.  The House of Representatives formally accuses Rangel, while ex-campaign managers and diligent journalists reveal sordid unethical truths about O’Donnell, and yet they’re both nominated or renominated by their constituencies.  Let’s not even get into O’Donnell’s air-headed foray into witchcraft.  She’s gotta learn to spell before she can cast a spell.

And in Carl Paladino, NY’s Republican nominee for governor, we’ve got a thug straight out of central casting who gives good blue collar folks a bad name; a man in seek of public office who sends around racist and misogynist emails that are, to be fair, not unlike the off-color stuff many of us send and receive on a regular basis, except that the material Carl finds funny is far, far more extreme and distasteful, and represents a dark and hateful place that takes up way too much space in Carl’s cranium.  You can see him struggling as he barely brings himself to apologize.  And this unbalanced mind is going to balance the budget?  I don’t think so.

In terms of the Flopssey Twins, Lohan and Hilton, what’s there to say?  Jumping from bed to bed, from bar to bar, from courtroom to courtroom, we follow their bratty exploits as if those exploits matter.  I understand that in troubled times like these we can all use an escapist moment or two, but do we have to sink this low?  Throw trash like these two where they belong, in the, well, trash.

Then we’ve got the Karzai clan, and it’s tempting to say “Klan with a K”.  Drug runners, money launderers, and our main allies in fighting the Taliban in order to prevent future acts of terror! We sure know how to pick ‘em.  And Monday morning it was reported that NY State is launching a criminal investigation of Mahmoud Karzai, one of Hamid’s brothers.  Sharia Law my Judeo-Christian ass.  Capone, Corleone, Karzai…has a nice alliterative flow to it.

And finally (at least for today), Braylon Edwards, pro football’s latest DWI.  Does he get suspended for a number of games, by either his own team or the league?  Is he assessed a fine substantial enough to change his lifestyle?  Naw, he sits out the first quarter of Sunday night’s game and then celebrates like a peacock on ecstasy when he scores a touchdown.  No humility, no class.  None on his part, on the league’s part, or on the team’s part.  Win now at all costs, even if the price paid is a complete loss of dignity and credibility.

What links all of the above?

We do.

All the duplicitous dirt-bag politicians have the right to run.  We’re not forced to vote for them.

All the callous and shallow show biz celebrities have the right to squander their family fortunes or their plain dumb luck.  We’re not forced to pay attention.

All the professional athletes who we, via lip service, insist behave like role models, have the right to drive off the road into  a tree trunk.  The trouble is they can just as easily hop the divider and abruptly end the lives of some of their blindly adoring fans.  We’re not forced to continue to support them or the institutions and corporations that turn a blind eye to their transgressions.

The bozos I’ve been talking about only have their power and influence because we give it to them.

Time to take it back.