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A Pleasing Amount of Misinformation

Despite the title, I tried to stick to accurate observations about actual, factual information. As I worked on this episode, I attempted to find glimpses of daylight with only intermittent success. These are dark times we are living in. Issac Asimov- Cult of Ignorance. The Big Lie and Liz Cheney. Facebook. Gary Kasparov. No such thing as truth. Facebook is not a credible news source. Rumble. A pleasing amount of misinformation. News from advertisers. Rage engagement. Comfort...


What Are We Going To Do With These People?

Tried like hell to get this episode up by the 4th of March since there was a potential repeat of the Capitol Siege from January 6th. As this is typed, the Capitol is virtually empty as most business has been shut down for the day due to credible threats of violence. Information overload short-circuiting brains. Adults more susceptible to misinformation. President Trump, save us. Bullshit. Stolen by whom? Rule of Law Defense Fund Robo-call. The Siege was planned. Stop the...


It Has All Gone Too Far

I've had a hard time keeping up with what has been happening. Talk about destroying truth and ruling by spectacle, we have seen it in spades, recently. It feels like we are are in the middle of a very transitional time. It's going to be a while before we see how these events shake out. Going out with a bang. Chaos and violence. Emotion leads to action. Trumps signs still up. Violent reaction. Pathocracy. Dr. Brandy X. Lee. In Trump Country. Disinfect the White House. Gabriel...


The Great Disappointment

The United States 2020 presidential election is almost over, although the current resident of the White House has yet to concede. I'm not thrilled with the with outcome, but am learning to accept it. The American electorate did the best it could with what it was given to work with. However, a very large percentage of the country's population vehemently disagrees with that sentiment. Selling Trump gear. No more bullshit. Qanon. Smash the Delusion. The media says Joe Biden is...


The Rebellion of the Senseless

Rebellion of the Senseless Junior calls. Road Noise. Not Gonna take it. Anti-masker Ann from Zephyrhills. Herd Mentality. Panic mentality. The lingering thing. Not Conspiracy theorists. Qanon. Move forward in a positive direction. Trump is a light worker (Lori Ladd). Vague assertions and accusations. Proud God Trump. The word is Q. Antifa doesn’t exist. White Supremacy. Alice Markwick says. Thugs on a plane. Republican Party now a cult. BLM. He’s spreading the virus, disinformation...


Living in the Misinformation Age

When addressing misinformation in the modern world there really is no clear place to start documenting it. Nor does there appear to be any end to the supply of inaccurate information. This episode focuses on QAnon, an unknown individual or group, that posts on anonymous message board, sending out vague assertions and meaningless strings of letters and numbers that are presented as secret messages. These assertions are then interpreted by followers as to portend a societal upheaval that will...


Coronavirus and BLM Violence

The United States is being rocked by a combination of a deadly virus and mass protests against police violence. The police response to the anti-violence protests has been to increase the use violence. The Coronavirus is still with us. Police violence is still with us. Protests against police violence are still with us, too. Meet the force professionals. Where are the Second Amendment folks? That's not a chip on my shoulder. Feeling hopeful. Lost in the data stream. The same...


Not A Doctor

I've put two months into this one, yet it feels incomplete. The fire hose of events we are experiencing is nearly impossible to stay on top of. This episode includes scarves, hydroxychloroquine, Hanlon's Razor and a Trump apology! It's time for an investigation. Shocker. Hydroxychloroquine. President Carnage. I'm not a doctor. Scarves. Hanlon's Razor applied to anti-lockdown protesters. Both sides of the president's mouth. Will not see diseases. Data-Stockpile. Too...


From Impeachment to Covid 19

Since my last episode the president was impeached by the House, but found not guilty by the Senate. Apparently, he was guilty, but not guilty enough. As that process was playing out, a novel Coronavirus was making its way across the globe. It's made its way to the United States and it has led to an unprecedented national response. Now a large portion of our country is spending most of their time at home and we're trying to keep a safe distance from each other and we're disinfecting...


Facts Mean Nothing

Started this episode the first week of the new year. "Finished" it in the third week. Didn't mention Lev Parnas simply because I had to draw a line somewhere. Mostly drew from the impeachment proceedings and a little bit from the Iran fiasco. Welcome to 2020. What is truth? Destroy truth rule by spectacle. Facebook promotes falsehoods. News from advertisers? Iran disaster. Fighter jets. Truth isn't truth. The Depravity. Destruction of truth. Facts mean nothing. The clock and the...


Just Noticed It Is Over

The madness is unending and I am finding it impossible to to keep up on a day to day basis. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. I hate senior citizens. Hate. No health care. We Don't care. These people are electric. Energizing the swamp. A little different up here. Blackmail. Article II let's me do whatever I want. Fake leader. Emoluments. I give it away. Get the Kurds out. We left the Kurds out. We left. Hardest thing I have to do. I do whatever I want. No one ever...


It Is Not A Witch Hunt

Robert Mueller spoke to Congress recently, although it doesn't seem that recent. I read the executive summaries and, apparently, so did Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury. Fredericks read the Mueller report (Executive Summaries). The Doonesbury coincidence. Trump's take. Adam Schiff questions Robert Mueller. Volume 1 Page 54. Swift-boating has nothing to do with the truth. Fredericks interviews Mueller. Outro. Thanks to C-Span for Schiff/Mueller sound and Slate for Trump...


Ignorance Is Pervasive

Ignorance is pervasive in the age of information. Dan Rather: Rational people don't understand Reagan. Myth, storytelling, deception. Ignorance is a choice. Ignorance is important. Hail Trump. Lost. We are not great. I choked all my friends. I love rich guys. Evil done quickly. Not a great country. Lose all your friends. He's Alive. Sources: C-Span. WMNF-Radioactivity Rob Lorei, Free Music Archive. The Twilight Zone.Modest Mussorgsky


It Will Be Deleted Foundscape #11

A Phone-centric Foundscape. Guaranteed 95% Trump-free! Hello. See you at the rally. Get arrested. Kindly press One. I got your voicemail. Uhhhhh. Blingk. New Port Richey calling. Fabulous. Zero. It will be deleted. You're special. Thee Extended Uhhhh. I repeat. Delete it.


What Do You Do With A Kook?

Trump, God and guns: if they love them, you can't reason with them. Overthrow the president. What do you do with kooks? Snakes. How minds work. The Unpersuadables. Talking with Trumpers is like talking with fundamentalist Christians. Summary of Lies. Russia is Finally Russian. Trump Russia activity. No Russia, no nothing. "I don't know my conclusion." #@%^$&* Idiot. Magic Phrases. Let's Obstruct Justice. Beef Folks and Ridiculous Farmers. So Calm. Mean Things. Treason. Bob...


Russia Is Waiting

The redacted Mueller report has been out for a couple of weeks now. Here are some early takeaways from it. The Russians interfered in the 2016 election. Russia is waiting. The media were right about Russia. Not collusion/Just working together. To exonerate or not to exonerate. A nice Comey dinner. Dealings in Russia. Maybe confuse people. I'm a very smart guy. Fake media did too good a job. Judge Andrew Napolitano regarding Trump and obstruction. Turned around world. FOX...


Where is the Middle Ground?

Where is the Middle Ground? For two months, I’ve been struggling with this topic and as I prepare to post this episode, I don’t feel I’ve reached a suitable conclusion. Emotion and reason don’t have to be at odds, do they? Mustn’t there exist a middle ground where two sides can reach a compromise? Is compromise possible if one side claims to hold certain ideals and values and then casually discards them as the political winds change direction? Is a fruitful conversation possible when one...


Triggered All The Time

Over the last month or so, I captured several interesting callers to a couple of my favorite News/discussion radio programs (Radioactivity and Executive Session) on WMNF in Tampa, Florida. I took those calls and added some recent comments from the President, Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch (from CNN), ran it all through the mind thing and here's what emerged. Enjoy. What's going on? Weird Gilligan's Island coincidence. Sex and Demons. N.R.A. killers. Evil's gonna win. Can't take that...


Power Tends to Corrupt

A bully can deny your reality. We have a president who can repeatedly lie blatantly and yet continue to receive professional media coverage befitting the office. When he should rather be disregarded as an unreliable source of information and ignored. It seems people are no longer outraged when the president directly contradicts himself. While some are dismayed, many others find it humorous, the truth drifts a few more degrees away from the national attention, as we are swept up in a...


Vote For Me Today

A barely political collage about voting, prescription drugs and New Port Richey Bob among other things. We can all agree. Fight equal rights in Florida. Prescription drugs for murderers. General Buttadu. Maybe we'll cut Social Security. I'll be your veterinarian. Your registration has expired. Stand up for Crime. Fight the community not special interests. Fraud for congress. New Port Richey Bob. Prescription drugs for Florida. Vote for me today. I don't know what's...