Mar 29, 2009
OLATHE, Kan. -- Cash-strapped former Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge star Willie Aames is selling off his belongings in suburban Kansas City.
Dozens showed up Thursday at a garage sale at his Olathe home, where Aames made deals with bargain-hunters and signed autographs.
Second photo lifted from The Pitch blog, which isn't lookin so good anymore, either.
I was going to go ahead and put Alonzo Washington's blog on here, but he only has a myspace blog and it pretty much looks like he's just promoting himself.
And with the heading that we should look for a missing 7 month old child from Georgia (I saw the infant driving a 98 Nissan just yesterday!), his blog is mostly about him and suspiciously like a guy working on getting laid.
This studly beauty shot of him facing a tree? Hope he doesn't get any splash-back on those threads!
Mar 28, 2009
This was a pretty pathetic thread..petty neighborhood politics, hate responses, and other contests as to who's dxxk is bigger than who elses.
I can't help but wonder why Tony's soulmate, local activist Alonzo Washington, doesn't weigh in over there under his own handle? Is this just another pissy thing over who has more street cred east of Troost, and in inner KCK, like we have about KC's Shitty Hall, which is Tony's favorite playground? (Speaking of Hall's, here's Arsenio, stereotyping playuh "Reverend Brown" in Eddie Murphy's "Coming to America." Those guys can laugh at themselves-- don't we all wish we could?)
I've kinda quit reading Tony's own rants and just focus on the comments where the REAL entertainment is on some blogs. A lot of petty stuff. BTW, if you haven't noticed, the Dems are trying to repair GWB's damage to the country, and all you have to do is turn on the radio, watch cable, or read the right wing blogs to realize its the REPUBLICANS who are already running for 2012. And without a candidate even!
Some guy on Tony's blog commented there's no reason why Obama should have lost Missouri. He obviously doesn't get out east of Blue Springs much, does he? The n-word hate speech Tony doesn't delete should have given him his answer as to how Obama could have lost.
There's no shortage of hick Mayberry USA types in this state --- haulin hay and hangin sheet rock during the week and boatin on the weekends with their 12packs, hidin their brewskies from the 'patrol. They all be hard drinkin' law abiding armed citizens in work boots, born and raised by simple folk just like 'they are. And they always vote republican even tho not a one of em is a wealthy banker.
(interjected joke: do you know why it's hard to solve a rural murder? All the DNA is the same.)
But isn't it interesting? I like TKC's blog (aside from the good views) to read about the petty shit at city hall, and the minority whining. And over at that one chatterbox chick's place to see the Republican rants making the Internet circuit.
I haven't seen any redneck sites tho...they must not have DSL yet out in their counties. So to hear from them, go racing or to the boat show or the fair. Or listen to Shanin & Parks because most of their callers are out-county types, evidenced by their thick Mizzouruh accents.
Now, I'm not criticizing the simple folk ya understand. I like to eat and I'm grateful for their work, I like my walls sanded smooth where ya can't see the seams, and whatever I do, I ALWAYS wave at the snow plow driver who gets me to work!
Just tell them not to talk politics because if ya can't think too WELL, then don't try to think TOO MUCH!
Mar 26, 2009
As in Fargo, sandbagging was under way in Moorhead, a city of about 35,000 where some homes in a low-lying northern township had already flooded. The city was setting up a shelter at its high school for displaced residents and those who heeded the call for voluntary evacuation.As the struggle continued in Fargo, the threat in the state capital of Bismarck was receding. A day after explosives were used to attack an ice jam on the Missouri River south of the city of 59,000, the river had fallen by 2 1/2 feet. At least 1,700 people had been evacuated from low-lying areas of town before the river began to fall.
Below... Missouri River Basin...
Mar 25, 2009
I am over 60 and the Armed Forces think I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18 year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. you shouldn't be able to join a military unit until your'e at least 35. For starters:
- The researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
- Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill someone that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.
- An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical s-o-b....
- If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.
- Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at, and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.
- They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.
- Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.
- An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.
- These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.
***How about recruiting Women over 50 ....with PMS !!! You think Men have attitudes !!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wowy!!!
From the radio discussion board... a place where there's so much panic, most people aren't even doing cheap shots at each other this week.
Posted by RECRUITER on 3/25/2009, 7:53 am, in reply to "Re: Okay, put up or shut up"
sorry...if you read the non abusive posts here
you can find out that there is a mass
exodus from cumulus. When the dust settles,
the only ones left selling there will bethe
ones who should have been fired long ago.
The ones left will be the ones no other
station would hire.
No personal insults..just wait to see the
roster of sales people left. And with that
staff sales will go down even further.
Advertisers are not paying attention to the
cumulus reps. The reps are not working.
Just go to the local restaurants and see
who's there and who's in the office working.
Heres the roundup..
Magic: cut everyone on air except 1 dj.
How can that last. Their numbers are
dropping. The staff is trying to piece together
a good month but there'sreally nothing to
sell and the afternoon guy in florida is
Fox: Trying to hang in there. One goood jock
left. But who's making calls. The reps are
cherry picking the accounts and sales should
sink heavily. Maybe the chiefs will bring in
cash but thats doubtful.
Jack: 2 reps left. Wow...how much can they
KCMO AM: News talk is hot so this station
should do okay. But the current reps?
Wow. The worst in the city.
KCMO FM: Good reps but the station is old...
its worn out and it can't compete with star
or kudl for that audience.
Cumulus is lost. They have too much debt and
the ones to suffer are here in kc. Otherwise,
the good talent would still be around to
keep that group going.
And the future doesn't look good. Look for
6-8 reps leaving that building soon.
Or just goto the closest fed ex kinkos and
see all the resumes being printed
I guess this means my Radioman's station webpage is probably not accurate already? Will someone please send me a list of who's left... I just can't endure listening to the local stations to see what's automated Memorex -- and who hasn't left yet to sell boxy Japanese and Korean cars, or gone back to work at Price Chopper.
Mar 24, 2009
The other day, I needed to go to the emergency room. Not wanting to sit there for four hours, I put on my old Marine fatigues and stuck a patch that I had downloaded off the Internet onto the front of my shirt..
When I went into the E.R.,I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left.
I guess they decided that they weren't that sick after all. Cut at least three hours off my waiting time.
It also works well if you ever have to use a laundromat
At the risk of being inducted/indicted into the Flat Earth Society, I'm willing to forecast that twittering will be gone in a year. Even with Chris Ketz doing it!
No money to be made off of it, it's obnoxious and contributes to information overload. And no-one's going to make a "Twitter and the Bandit" movie to make it be a fad that will last for awhile.
Breaker Breaker, we gone!
Mar 23, 2009
I so wish Hearne would go back on Stigall because he's so much better than Chris & Chris fillating each other every day to bring down the Democrats. Stigall's morning rantings remind me of the None Dare Call it Conspiracy types... he'll accuse Obama of trying to fluoridate the water next, you watch! But as usual, I digress.
This is one Hot blog and needs to be part of your balanced breakfast. These are big boys... pro's. Tony, pay attention. I don't think fake tit pictures will be enough to keep you with the title "Dean of the local Blogosphere."
Not that they need a plug fm my piss ant little blog, but this is good shit. KC Confidential.
I swear, I'm really not sucking up to Christopher, tho I admit, having him publicly pissed off at me would be right down there with getting a root canal!
Mar 22, 2009
After just a few weeks into an after-Bush administration, do Republicans who send emails like this author REALLY think we Americans are that stupid?
It may take months, maybe years, hopefully not DECADES to FIX what corporate, unregulated GREED did to us during the Republican Bush years.
Reminds me of a saying about screwed up kids: It's way easier to RAISE THEM WELL the first time, than to FIX THEM after we BREAK them!
Mar 20, 2009
So amazing to listen to Stigall, Rush and all the rest of them constantly barking like little irritating chihuahua dogs about Obama.
He's doing what we want him to do. And with style. Basketball? You bet. Tonight Show? Just because we like him and want to see more of him not in front of American flags.
Michele planting veggies, kids getting a swing set? Better than Ike golf, JFK boating, and GWB clearing brush on the ranch and then calling in airstrikes.
There'll be plenty of time for the 'liberal' media to suggest that he worry about AIG spending as much as talk show hosts worry about him leading.
I certainly hope as Americans subliminally LIKE what Obama's doing, they'll also start to realize that the 'new media' -- radio in particular -- are just barking like the nuisance they ARE!
That includes Stigall's conservative propaganda guests as well as KMBZ's just pretend 'expert economist"
All shillers for the greedy who got us into this mess! Yup, if we're going to televise politicians on the take, lets do the same with CEO ones. Rush isn't the ONLY one with a bully pulpit!
Mar 17, 2009
I noticed talk radio all in a buzz today, thinking they have drawn some blood on Obama, suggesting how outrageous it is that he's considering sending wounded veterans to private insurance companies instead of federal VA health care.
Ya know, it's a trick. The left is just getting soundbites from the right. I caught Darla Jaye tonight indignant on here little radio program that soldiers shouldn't have to "fight with insurance companies" for heath care they deserve.
I completely agree. In fact, I don't think I should have to either!
heh heh heh!
Mar 16, 2009
So I make take a few days or more off and not look for filler material. Tony's got the crime beat covered so I don't have to watch local news. Nuthing's happening in local government. And now that the Star's cut back its reporting staff, well guess cop news is all we'll get. Wonder if we can just get the KCPD to put their media wire on a blog and then KMBZ, the 4 siren chasing station and the 2 siren chasing blogs wont have to re-key all that stuff?
Republicans are still whining because they lost the election and still telling half truths. And Bill Maher's back on HBO, funny as hell, and MSNBC's doing for the new establishment what Fox is for the old one.
I will say I watched "Taking Chance" on HBO last night and cried for 100 minutes. There's nothing like a slow Marine salute as he faces a flagged draped box. I don't remember being so emotionally affected through the entire length of a movie!
Harder yet that it's a true story of how Dover AFB lovingly takes care of our fallen soldiers as they ship them home, and how the airlines go out of their way to show respect for their heroic cargo. Freaked me. Families of the fallen should probably avoid this movie just as so many of my parents' generation had to forego Saving Private Ryan which was just too realistic.
Oh well. With a person on every block in Kansas City posting a blog... I may listen for a while. If I get good emails, I'll post em. I'll still have a surprise news story for you in a few weeks once it winds its way through the Circuit Court. Especially if the guy has to go to charm school!
Mar 10, 2009
I agree with the mayor. Were I a Kansas Citian, I'd want the Arrowhead and Chiefs ticketholders to pay the freight, not taxpayers.
Taxpayers should be paying for better streets, updated water systems and other infrastructure.
Stadiums are venues with lots of seats, like a theater, a rock concert hall. . Pay for the stadium through ticket and parking lot fees...
and also charge players to use the turf. Say, 25 thousand dollars each Sunday..a reasonable cut from their pay... and deductable as a business expense, of course.
Mar 8, 2009
Heard on KMBZ This Morning:
Adamn: "OK, kids, I don't usually talk politics, but I'm going to make an exception this morning. BHO has ruined things. We're in the financial crapper and things aren't going to get any better."
Caller: "I agree, Adamn. This economy is a disaster, and I'm never going to buy any stocks."
Adamn:" Well, you know, it's NOT really that bad. Everyone should rush into The Mutual Funds Store today and buy lots of stocks before they start going back up again."
Caller: " ou're wrong, Adamn. I think we're screwed. Stocks are never going to recover."
Adamn (Interrupting the caller) "Things are going to start getting better, immediately. Come to The Mutual Funds Store and buy LOTS of stocks. Don't miss this rally."
Caller: "This economy is going to STAY in the crapper, and...."
AdamnInterrupting again)"Thank you, caller. Now, a word from our sponsor, blah-blah-blah."
Posted by 15th active visitor on 3/8/2009, 12:11 pm, in reply to "Heard on BZ This Morning"
really? This is what you you do? You actually listen to the radio and then run to this sorry message board and post what you heard? You find this interesting? Get a life! Seriously, get a life.
blah blah blah to you.
Posted by Reality Sucks on 3/8/2009, 12:27 pm, in reply to "who gives a shit?"
Don't you understand that, by your own definition, YOUR life is even less significant than that of the person you are criticizing?
You slam the person for not having anything better to do than listen to the radio and post on this board. YOU apparently have nothing better to do than criticize the insignificant little person who wrote the post.
YOU are an old, chewed piece of gum stuck on the shoe of life. You are SO insignificant, you are non-existent!!!
And for the next smart-ass who criticizes me for slamming 15th active visitor, don't bother. You will be criticizing the person who criticized the person who criticized.... In other words, you'll be further down the line than my asshole.
Mar 7, 2009
I heard a piece of your act substituting from KC on Michael Savage's SF based national talk show last night. That's GOOD. This former NY Jew/Zionist needs to get his drugs right before doing anymore bi-polar ranting. It's so bad, he fogs up my windshield!
So there you were Chris, our own Oak Park grad stuck doing mornings on our basement-rated KCMO AM710. Now, doing some vacation substituting and occasional CNN token right guest-- you're auditioning for the big time, rehashing the "we don't know Obama" mantra from last summer. That worn out assertion didn't get traction THEN and won't get traction NOW.
I'm hoping what happened to Jerry Agar will happen to you, Chris. Remember THAT Canadian self righteous Libertarian know-it-all? Formerly 980 KM-alBZera lecturer. Some larger market guy will hear you subbing for Savage, 'discover you' and pull you out of our market, and that toilet bowl Cumulus station where you're working.
Then after three months, just like WLS did with Agar, they'll discover you've got about a month or two worth of material, and then you just start repeating it.
It's THEN they realize you aren't their ratings savior, and so they'll move you to weekends. Is Agar better doing weekends at WLS Chicago or afternoons at KMBZ Kansas City?
I dunno but WE are definately better! Like that former KMBZ studdering midday guy, Tom B-b-b-b-Becka-- now relegated to KFAB Omaha, Stigall just rants his same memorized GOP pre-election talking points. Stigall rants them WELL, admittedly.
But it's just SOS, DD (same old shit, different day). And that just gets old after awhile to regular listeners, especially those who are more well informed than just listening to Fox. Repetition's the trademark of a mediocre talk show guy. Like Darla. She got bounced out of KMBZ middays too, because she also didn't grow. Maybe it's just hard to stay leading edge when you live way west of the Beltway and don't get to hobnob with the big boys at cocktail parties.
Thank God for the Internet, without which, political local talkers couldn't survive.
Maybe what most stations do is just bring in a new medium or large market guy every year or so, he/she does his/her brand of schtick and when the market's regular listeners have heard it all, then move to yet another market to do it THERE.
We've already heard everything Stigall and Agar had to say. Time for them to move on and do their traveling salvation show someplace else. I've listened to Agar in Chicago since he left KC, and he said the same thing about Chicago schools that he did about KCSD. Same words even. He probably never set foot in either one!
Someone should tell these people the election's over, and what they're selling, America didn't buy.
As a GM said to staff once when he brought changes to the TV station I was working at, "get ON the train, get OFF the train, or get RUN OVER by the train."
More on Talk Radio here...
Mar 6, 2009
Mar 4, 2009
I bet if you ask most 7 year olds, they'd say the firetruck should have stopped for him at the crosswalk! Read what Tony says on this tragic event, and then the comments. Is this boy just 'collateral damage' as the KCFD and its union war against the city to take over MAST ambulance?
Below... a case that should change public policy... when a fire truck in St Louis should have yielded to ANOTHER fire truck in St. Louis:
Mar 3, 2009
The coroner calls the police to tell them what has happened.
The Coroner tells the Inspector: "First body is a 72 year old Frenchman. He died of heart failure while with his mistress. Hence the enormous smile."
"The second body is an Irishman, 25 years of age. He won a thousand dollars on the lottery and spent it all on whisky. Died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile."
The Inspector asked, "What of the third body?"
"Ah," says the coroner, "This is the most unusual one. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, 66, struck by lightning. "
"Why is she smiling then?" inquires the Inspector.
"Thought she was having her picture taken."
I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV. I hadn't driven more than a mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help. When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbor's daughter. I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbor's daughter is 19. We have been married for ten years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He lost his job six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless. I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become increasingly distant. He won't go to counseling and I'm afraid I can't get through to him anymore. Can you please help?
A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors. I hope