Dec 28, 2009

radio people rant against Hearne's inflated web hit stats


Opening Salvo in the KC radio msg room today, where radio automation's local survivors hate media critics in general and Hearne Christopher in particular:

(PASTED:) Posted by Free speech on 12/28/2009, 7:04 am

The guy who got let go from the star is now using the same tactics to lie about his small town gossip website. Hearne has consistently beat on the KC star for the way they do business..including ramping up phony circulation figures. 

Now hearnes probably guilty of the same thing. And has lost all credibility.

"KCC launched late last February with just under 700 visitors to the spanking new site the first day. We wrapped up the month of November with a smidgen under 3 million hits for the month and a seven day average of more than 99,000 hits a day. Not a bad beginning.'

This was from Hearnes column on his website kcconfidential.com. It was up there on December 26th.

WHAT B.S. According to semrush.com and google search engine stats Hearnes site got about 700 hits in the month of november. NOT 3 MILLION...OR EVEN 99,000 HITS A DAY. Apparently Hearne loves to hype his website and give out apparently false readership numbers just like he accusses the kc star of doing.


The guy who has ruined people..put out false rumours about people...talked behind their
back is now exposed as the liar that he is. If he reads this I hope he provides details about these web hits from google analytics or apologizes for the lies about his website. 




Wait a minute...retorts the next guy...



Posted by Just wondering... on 12/28/2009, 11:29 am,


if you know the difference between a "hit" and a "visit"?

Don't get me wrong... I hate Hearne as much as the next guy. But in your post - and in what Christopher apparently posted - "hits" and "visits" are used as interchangable terms. They're not. 


All you wanna know about web hits versus visits -- a good explanation, actually:

Posted by tlc on 12/28/2009, 1:44 pm, in reply to



This explains it very well:  You've just visited John Q. Author's site, and you see by his hit counter that he's received 100,342 hits. Then you read on a message board that Sally Writer has gotten 200,000 hits. So many potential readers are looking at their websites! And then you look at your own writing website and wonder why it isn't doing as well. Are you doing something wrong?

Actually, no. You've just stumbled across a gray area in website management: Hits. Many people focus on the hits or what a counter shows--because the numbers are high. It makes them feel successful, when, in fact, it is very misleading.

A counter simply counts the number of times anyone visits the page the counter is on. That means if you went back to the main page five times during your one visit to the site, the counter would show five ticks. Counters are notoriously inaccurate for this reason; some web masters have been known to keep reloading their page to make their website more seem more popular than it really is. Worse still, if you have one on your site, and it only shows ten ticks on the counter, this advertises that no one is coming to your site.

But what about hits? Be wary of anyone who says they are receiving a large volume of hits. It doesn't mean there are many people actually coming to the site!

Huh? Then what do those high numbers represent? A hit is one file being downloaded. Let's suppose you visit a page with 100 thumbnails on it. Each one of those thumbnails is a file in addition to the web page itself. So, by coming to that one page with the 100 images, you have just generated 101 hits. But only one person visited. So a site that gets 87,000 hits may have only 3,000 visitors, depending on how the site is designed.

But many people often use the hits as a sign of success because the number, for obvious reasons, is so much higher. However, it doesn’t tell you any information you can use to build on your visitors. All it tells you is that you have a lot of graphics and other files on your site.

So what do you use to measure how many people are looking at your writing site?

The first measurement is called Unique Visitors. This represents the number of people visiting your site for the first time. No matter how many pages they explore on your site, it counts only as one visit. In technobabble terms, the Internet Protocol (IP) address, or Internet network number, is stored in a statistics database as a single record. That record is counted as a Unique Visitor.

Because the address is stored, when that person returns several days later, the database is able identify them as a Repeat Visitor. This is actually the more important statistic to pay attention to because it tells you there is something on your site that interested your visitors enough for them to come back.

With that information, you can then refer to other statistical information such as the most and least popular pages on your site. Or how about what keywords people are using to find their way to your site? Some statistics programs also offer a "click through" so you can follow the path the visitors took once they arrived at your site. Of course, it may take several months of monitoring your statistics program before you can see any trends.

But once you discover why people are coming to your site, you can adjust your content accordingly. When my co-writer and I designed our site, we put up a mixture of three different things, all tailored towards writers: Microsoft Word how to's, historical guns, and writing articles. While it would be great to think that people might actually be interested in seeing what we had published next, we knew the articles would be the real draw in the beginning. But what content would be popular?

It took about four months to see the trends in the statistics. Initially, the Microsoft Word articles got a lot of interest, but once the search engine spiders picked us up, the gun articles became the draw. Once we knew that, we added some more articles, and the statistics have continued to rise.

But if we'd just slapped a counter on the main page, we'd never have known that.

Website statistics are a valuable tool, and knowing the difference between hits and visitors provides a better understanding of what your visitors are doing. With this information, you can customize your site to keep them coming back. 



Now the usual radio room FOOD FIGHT among those automated fm their minwage radio jobs...


Posted by memedia on 12/28/2009, 1:46 pm, in reply to

Statbrain.com estimates his website gets 1,100 visits per day. Which is 1,099 more than he should be getting. 


Posted by Claudia on 12/28/2009, 11:16 am, in reply to

Hearne is a good model for the losers on this site. The trick is to marry well. 


Posted by anonymouse on 12/28/2009, 11:22 am, in reply to

Guess that leaves YOU out. 



Posted by Insider on 12/28/2009, 4:22 pm, in reply to

What a bunch of hate mungers on this site.
Good buy and good luck to you all. 


Posted by Outsider on 12/28/2009, 8:13 pm, in reply to

Learn to spell.



(what's the "KC radio message room"?  I'd tell ya but it would give you a very bad feeling about radio, and they work soooo hard to keep that magic that radio is broadcast live and directly to you the listener.  So if you wanna know, Google Gateway City and find it yourself--including the ever diminishing workers in radio and TV from all over KS and Mizzouri and maybe other places too.  The room is not moderated and most posts are written anonymously, so is not much different that reading the wall messages in the bathroom at Walmart.  No one is responsible for what they say.)






Dec 24, 2009

KEWL TOY Play USB drive music on your car radio for ten bucks!



 Very cool toy I bought for myself off of amazon.  Tried it out.  Very nice, sounds good, I plug my thumb drive into the usb port on the back and it's playing music on my car radio!  Only wish that chinavision had an online manual.  but they dont.  Course I just played with it for a few minutes so far.  anyway, what a great way to play your music in your car and not have to endure commercials and repetitive music.


havent figured how to navigate the directories on my drive yet with the little remote.  anway, not bad for ten bucks!  and 4 day delivery!




 http://www.chinavasion.com/product_info.php/pName/adjustable-angle-206-channel-car-mp3-fm-modulator/




China Manufacturer Specifications
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    - Bit rate: 32-320Kbps
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  • Volume Control
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  • Model CVEJS-FM23
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  • 2.5mm to 3.5mm Audio Cable

Dec 20, 2009

gender poetry

 *A WOMAN'S POEM:***

Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a man who's not a creep,
One who's handsome, smart and strong..
One who loves to listen long,
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who'll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he's rich and self-employed,
And when I spend, won't be annoyed.
Pull out my chair and hold my hand.
Massage my feet and help me stand..
Oh send a king to make me queen.
A man who loves to cook and clean..
I pray this man will love no other.
and with diamonds and furs it's me he'll smother.


*A MAN'S POEM:*

I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast nymphomaniac with big breasts who owns a bar
on a golf course, and loves to send me fishing, hunting and drinking.
I know this doesn't rhyme. I don't give a shit.

Windows 7 and the cute Dell Mini-laptops


Got my first look at Windows 7 on a mini laptop we bought for a student in the family.  Pretty slick.   But there are issues related to older hardware and drivers.  PC Mag says likely not good idea to try to put it on an older workstation...and there may be trouble getting an old printer to work on it without hunting down new drivers.   I'd say read up on it before you just start loading old softwrae on a new computer.

Check out PC Magazine and keep visiting it.



And as to Office 2000?  Not fully compatible with old versions of Office you may want to copy over to the new box.    Here's a review saying only Outlook seems to be problematic:
Thank you for posting to the Microsoft Answers Forum.

Outlook 2000 is not supported on Windows 7. There may be workarounds but it is not a supported software. You can use Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 for compatible systems.   Marilyn , Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
 




The new Dell Mini laptop that sells for about $300 is very cute.  It's not a toy, but it's not a high power work computer, either.  Perfect for the middle school set or for soemone who just wants to do some browsing and email.   Not quite a full size keyboard, small monitor, and only about $350 bucks. It'll take a mouse, has 3 usb ports and that's plenty. ya can isntall a mouse and a printer and a bookdrive and that'd make it pretty full service.  We got together and got a pink one for a girl in the family, and she's gonna LOVE IT.  Even got a built in wireless adapter for a home network.  But NO CD, so installing old software on it from around the house may be problematic.


Hope you found this interesting.  I'm a technonerd but hardly a qualified reviewer.  Even so, hey, it's my blog and I'll blog what I want, just like JACK FM plays what they want.  (Actually they don't, the home office decides.)

Dec 19, 2009

Govt Workers "work" less



A guy goes to the federal building to apply for a job.



The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?"


He replies, "Yes- caffeine."


"Have you ever been in the military service?


 "Yes," he says "I was in Iraq for two years."


The interviewer says," That will give you 5 extra points toward employment."


Then he asks," Are you disabled in any way?"


The guy says, "Yes.  A bomb exploded near me and I lost both of my testicles.


The interviewer grimaces and then says, "O.K. You've got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 - and plan on starting at 10:00 A.M. every day."


The guy is puzzled and asks, "If the work hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., why don't you want me to here until 10:00 A.M.?"


"This is a government job," the inter-viewer says, "For the first two hours, we just stand around  drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that.



Dec 18, 2009

Christian Kids: Dismissed early for Christmas





It is near the Christmas break of the school year. The students have turned in all their work and there is really nothing more to do. All the children are restless and the teacher decides to have an early dismissal..



Teacher: "Whoever answers the questions I ask, first and correctly can leave early today."



Little Johnny says to himself "Good, I want to get outta here. I'm smart and will answer the question."



Teacher: "Who said 'Four Score and Seven Years Ago'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Susie says, "Abraham Lincoln."

Teacher: "That's right Susie, you can go home."



Johnny is mad that Susie answered the question first.



Teacher: "Who said 'I Have a Dream'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Mary says, "Martin Luther King."

Teacher: "That's right Mary, you can go."



Johnny is even madder than before.



Teacher: "Who said 'Ask not, what your country can do for you'?"

Before Johnny can open his mouth, Nancy says, "John F. Kennedy"

Teacher: "That's right Nancy , you may also leave."



Johnny is boiling mad that he has not been able to answer any of the questions. When the teacher turns her back, Johnny says, "I wish these bitches would just keep their mouths shut!"


The teacher turns around and asks: "NOW WHO SAID THAT?"

Johnny: "TIGER WOODS. CAN I GO NOW?"

Dec 16, 2009

Sharpton Critical of Tiger for being a racist?




The Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference today to blast Tiger Woods for the lack of diversity among his mistresses. Sharpton claims that the lack of African-American women among Woods’ harem will have a negative effect on the black community, specifically young black girls.

“Why is it that a man who calls himself black can’t bring himself to cheat on his wife with a black woman?” said Sharpton, speaking to a group of supporters in Harlem. “What does it say to young black girls everywhere when you pass them over? Shame on you, Tiger Woods. What would your daddy say?”

Sharpton, who has long championed taking black women as mistresses, said that today’s black athletes need to stop neglecting black women when it comes to extramarital affairs, and should follow the examples of positive black role models such as Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom cheated on their wives with black women. Sharpton also stressed that cheating with African-American women would help the black community financially by giving black girls the chance to sell their stories to tabloids and gossip magazines.

Added Sharpton, “I’m not asking you to not cheat on your wives, I’m just asking you to give back to your own community.”

(This is probably completely racist bullshit because I got it from a known bigot from Georgia who emails me often, and most all msgs are anti-obama.  These are "daughters of the Confederacy' types, so you know they haven't all died off yet.)

Dec 15, 2009

Darla Jaye Kris Ketz Lieberman - odds and ends worth your attention

I mostly do jokes and entertainment. But once in awhile, some random thoughts I didn't drop on other peoples blogs... for your shopping convenience"


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Protecting your right wing attitudes. Head in the sand

I went out for a few minutes tonight and caught KMBZ local talk show practitioner, Darla Jaye, the one on KMBZ who said something like yesterday if Obama's on TV or a liberal, she switches immediately over to the Home & Garden network. That obviously explains why she only has one viewpoint. She's PROTECTING that viewpoint by keeping herself ignorant.

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Support GORKED Americans by taxpayer, or kill them because they can't pay? (Gork is an unofficial nursing term meaning someone in a bed whose brain capacity is so bad they make no sense, maybe even unresponsive.

She can lament all day long about the right and health care... but I wonder if she was one who, five years ago was completely incensed that someone wanted to pull the plug on Terri Schaevo down in Florida, who was soaking the Florida taxpayers through Medicaid nursing home coverage to the tune of about $4000 a MONTH? Oh the Christians get so indignant.

They print up bumper stickers, you've surely seen em "TERRI was MURDERED" they declare.

Churches: the hypocrisy of the Pharisees with our blind eyes!

So what churches announced they'd forgo construction of their new mega church sanctuary or educational building to keep their own half dozen parish "Terri Schaivos" alive? Not one. In this case, they sit quietly as the state taxpayers pick up the tab so they can build a new church!

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POLITICS isn't as easy as ABC!

The ETHICAL DILEMMAS facing us are JUST that complex. You wont' hear that on the sound bites from Drudge, or Politico, or Town Hall, or Sarah Palin, or whoever. Did you hear Mitt Romney's broken record on Meet the Press last Sunday lamenting how bad the federal government is?

Sadly the new Meet the Press anchor didn't ask him who should pay for the tens of thousands of Terri Shaivos of every age on respirators in out-of-sight nursing homes all over America, on maintenance, at STATE TAXPAYER expense for the wiping of their asses, and FEDERAL health care MEDICARE to handle their hard medical needs?

Oh, they don't wanna talk about THAT! And the media isn't smart enough to remember to ASK them about it either, interrupting their lectures about free enterprise and that evil government that handles all that OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND stuff. Like their really GIMPY nephews and nieces whose parents wouldn't pull the plug on years ago!

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Bribed: Senator Lieberman sells out to home state insurance.

Trust me, Senator Lieberman's big donors, the Hartford Connecticut insurance giants aren't paying for them. YOU and I are.

Talk about THESE issues Darla. But you won't hear these stories on House & Garden and you won't hear them on right wing talk shows either.

So I guess they don't' exist, Darla?

Moron. You should be fired and KMBZ should lose it's license for not
debating today's issues as they claim they do. Go google "fairness doctrine" , I'm too tired of this issue that so badly needs to be renegotiated!

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Channel nine trivia. Have you noticed that now Erin Little has announced her pregancy, she's dressing for FAT, not hot? Lousy clothing consultant

Have you noticed in the morning that Kris Ketz, clearly one of KMBC's best reporters has been promoted (peter principle) to his level of incompetence? Yup, he does NOT have a studio personality. He keeps pretentiously looking at his co-anchor, then unnaturally smiling at the camera, trying to be a co-anchor when the bunny next to him is reading her lines.  Ketz looks like he has to fart really bad but he's holding it in, and grinning, trying to look good natured.  Lets face it, he may be a great reporter, but thats a samurai.  Not to be confused with 'good natured.  Nuthin good natured about Kris Ketz.  If he IS, well he needs plastic surgery because he doesn't look very friendly on telebision. Certainly not when giving us his wry smile.

Tip:  real smiles involve the eyes.  If  you're not really smiling happily, your eyes aren't smiling too,  only your mouth is upturned.  And that's phony as hell!

Ketz is best reporting his OWN words, product of his OWN very expert newsdigging. KRIS KETZ is completely out of his best element doing NEWS in the morning. Reading other people's fake lectures! 

What a waste of a really good talent!

Dec 14, 2009

Shame on you Channel 9

Taking a radio station promotion that is so successful, generates lots of community interest and you do a worthy human interest story at 6pm, a good story, on a radio community project that does so much good.... YET you are so petty (Maria Antonia and her editor who didn't insist) to put in the OBVIOUS MENTION OF KMBZ radio because it's THEIR project, and Pride Cleaners who cleaned all those coats, along with other radio sponsors and all that hard work... and you mentioned only one sponsor, the Sertoma Club! The story is INCOMPLETE without the project sponsor's name, even if it IS an advertising competitor of yours. Suck up to the cops-- your sources, oh. hell. I don't even wanna get started about todays media pettiness and how they grant 'mentions' in their news only when its in their best interest!

Guess it doesnt' bother you that YOUR REP is right down there with car salesmen, politicians, lawyers, et all.

RUE YOU, CHANNEL 9! Let me write you down for 'too petty to tell the whole story.!

FIX IT AT TEN! Media people are such superficial people, they won't report adverse stories on their sponsors and won't report on good stories about their competitors.

Dec 13, 2009

Future Shock: YouTUBE's version 4 knockoff is out

Click HERE to see the original DID YOU KNOW 2.0 on youtube,

Here's a fun and intresting knockoff to explain why technology is a very good field to get into. Knockoff version 4

YouTube: Seaplane dont need no stinkin runway

Hey, flight fans!
Thought you might like to see what kind of aviation-related things they do in Prince George, British Columbia.  You may have seen hundreds of float planes come and go... but bet you haven't seen one take off like this.

The Video was taken at the Prince George airport... You have probably heard in "aviation lore", about all sorts of things pilots have attempted with airplanes.
Well, be prepared to witness one of them.

When a floatplane lands on the grass and is taken to the hangar for maintenance, obviously it has to depart again.  Landing a floatplane on grass is easier than becoming airborne on grass. This is where a "Dolly" comes in (usually in the form of a set of detachable wheels).

The ground crew puts the aircraft on a "dolly", the pilot fire it up, and once the appropriate take-off speed is attained, the pilot pushes the throttle to "Warp 9", and you are airborne, leaving the dolly behind, on the runway.

Get ready, here is how the good people at Hill Aircraft Service Ltd. in Prince George, BC accomplish a "dolly take-off".

eldersex joke


Dec 11, 2009

Tiger get real! And like WHO AMONG you wouldn't say okay?

These long legged young hottie blonde girls... now who among you wouldn't say okay when they offer so seductively to come up to your hotel room to clean your club?



AND NOW, I'm catchin shit for what damned few of you would say NO to?    All of our gender know that monogomy is a TRAINED behavior, don't we?? 


50,000 years of spreading our genes to every cave girl we find-- just as Darwin  and our God-given urges told us to do-- and now we have to stay home?  Well, we go for PROGRESS, not PERFECTION on that one.


Are these media people just JEALOUS cuz I'm a boy-next-door  black and beautiful billionaire, and  every white woman in America wants to NAIL me?  Not my problem just because YOU can't handle it!


I'll take a few months handicap, but that's it!  Screw the tabloids and cable news!  Compared to me, they're no-talents, every one!   KNOW what else?  Trophy wives grow on trees... especially for the millions they'd earn just entertaining me until I get distracted by another one.  That's pretty good wages for a cocktail waitress or just pretend model, don't ya think?  Maybe they bitch too much!  Maybe they all just more peeps trying to make a living off of my talents?  Maybe you should check them out before you just trash ME.. when I'm so vulnerble?

Are Marines just a little too confident?

Bumper-Stickers  seen on Military Bases...often the military seems to get it right without beating around the bush…



"Except  for Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism....WAR has  Never Solved Anything."


"U.S.  Marines....Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating  Club."


"U.S.  Marines....Travel Agents To Allah"...."Stop Global  Whining"


"When  In Doubt....Empty The  Magazine"
  

"Naval  Corollary: Dead Men Don't Testify"


"The Marine  Corps....When it Absolutely, Positively has to be  Destroyed Overnight"


"Death Smiles at  Everyone....Marines Smile Back"


"Marine Sniper....You  can run but you'll just die tired!"


"What Do I Feel  When I Kill A Terrorist?....A Little  Recoil"


"Marines....Providing Enemies of America an  Opportunity to Die for their Country Since  1775"


"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It"


"Happiness Is a Belt-Fed  Weapon"


"It's God's Job to Forgive Bin Laden....It's  Our Job to Arrange the Meeting"


"Artillery Brings  Dignity to What Would Otherwise be just a Vulgar Brawl"


"One Shot, Twelve Kills....U.S. Naval Gun Fire  Support"


"My Kid Fought in Iraq...So Your Kid Can  Party in College"


"Machine Gunners....Accuracy by  Volume"


"A Dead Enemy is a Peaceful  Enemy....Blessed be the Peacemakers"


"If You Can Read  This, Thank a Teacher....If You Can Read it in English,  Thank a Veteran"


"Some people spend an entire  lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world...but the Marines don't have that  problem!" ....Ronald  Reagan





Dec 8, 2009

Do ya think? Maybe drudge hates golf, Tiger, blacks, and liberals!

Full Court Press to kill liberal ideas!
Click below to read his sordid details BIGGER to press his point of view..



 

Bell Ringers: Tony can be a bit of a racist butt, let relieve us of our guilt!

Reactionaries can spout all they want about sovereignty and strengthening the borders and very valid political religious points.  That doesn't mean a thing when it comes to taking away X-mas from a kid because of  his/her skin color, poverty, stupid parent (s) , or somebody's draconian stance toward immigration. 

Yada yada yada, then Tony of TKC whines:

So, I won't be giving a dime to the Salvation Army. Instead, my spare change will be passed on to Downtown Kansas City homeless with the specific request that they treat themselves to a drink. I'm just trying to bring holiday cheer to everyone on without reinforcing oppressive elements of the status quo.

RMAN:  Let's face it, Tony's a pretty Mexican guy and if his brownish brethren don't get their 'fair share',  well he's all pissed off. 

Ringing in your GUILT as you shop!  I've noticed most of this year's bell ringers have been told to say something to each person coming and going (from Oak Park to a northland Walmart)  like "Merry Christmas" to give us materialistic butt heads a major guilt trip.  No, God, and his Salvation Army have used Guilt for YEARS!  The Catholics are the most EXPERT and dishing out guilt to get you to repent and show up every week... (and also drop a few bucks in the basket, of course!)

RMAN observes: Oh well, these days, isn't everyone ad-sophisticated enough to know the tools to manipulate public opinion on the internet?   So then. Let's not be surprised or gullible to the tactics now commonly practiced by everyone wanting to separate us from our money, whether for greed or loving giving!  Pay attention!

I  don't notice if Bell Ringers are Mexicans or old retired white guys, because let's face it, I don't want to make actual EYE CONTACT and then have to stop from my hurried mission, dig deep, and give them spare change on the way into the store.
   I want to go into the store, buy what I want and get home and warm back up!  Yup, I grew up feeling guilt when those guys sit there in the cold, bundled up wanting my money before the shopping center gets it!  It's a religious thing.  I can handle it.  I can ignore the right thing to do with the BEST of em!


Facing St Peter someday.  But hey. We deserve it. These guys aren't CEO's bundled up, ringing their bells in the freezing cold.  They're probably the very minimum wage guys who will inherit the Kingdom of God while the rest of us languish in our retirement income, investments, high priced toys to spoil our kids, and name brand cars to impress our coworkers and friends.

Of course, paying the penalty for our materialism is why we hope we live forever and don't think about the hereafter until the last possible moment.  We're all counting on that Godly MERCY for our bad habits, aren't we?  So lets skip all that and live for TODAY, Oh YAAY!


COURSE I FEEL GUILTY. I don't even LOOK at price tags. I buy what I want! I'll give to Salvarion Army eventually, but not every time I go shopping. One guy will get my check, and that's my contribution.

Don't diss these Salvation Army bellringer folks. They get it far more than most of us do and of c ourse they're always in our face when we're in a spending mood!

Dec 6, 2009

KMBC 9 WxBunny Erin Little Pregnant?

 Seems the TV people are abuzz and speculating that Weather Hottie Erin Little over at Channel Nine is with child?  She is drop dead georgeous and does manage to block most of the northern states with her curvy lines.  Just passin along, since I noticed the other day, that Erin Little's name manages to bring my site a few visitors based on her name as a search engine keyword.



Re(4): erin little pregnant?
Posted on December 6, 2009 at 02:44:05 PM by sources say...

I've talked to 3 people I know who work at KMBC. Erin IS pregnant. Due in May. There is also a rumor going around that Pete Grigsby may be coming back to fill in while Erin is away having the baby.


SPRING 2010 UPDATE ... click this link to see her close to term!

ADDENDUM May 20 2011, Erin announces she's expecting her second child.

Big Trouble at KCTV, Oh the horror!

Bottom Line strikes again, reporting all hell breaking loose at Channel 5, a station that deserves all the bad luck it can get.

KCTV5 REPORTEDLY OUSTS NEWS DIRECTOR
      The news is flying fast and furious out of KCTV5 these days with the recent announcement here this week that the CBS affiliate will be disbanding its Investigative Unit and also begin moving to backpack journalism for its reporters.
     And now unconfirmed reports are circulating that the latest casualty is News Director Tracy Brogden Miller, who had been brought in about two years ago to enhance the station's news product and investigations.
     KCTV5, noted for its "Live, Late Breaking, Investigative" slogan and stories, had the tables turned by Pitch Weekly, which "ambushed" Miller in the lobby at KCTV5 in 2008: SEE VIDEO)



How could I have missed Channel 5's ND getting a piece of AMBUSH TV's own medicine?  Landsberg had a link to a Video funnier than anything I've posted lately.

Twitting Taboo Topics

I've only been playing on Twitter for a couple days but as I look at many of the bloggers and newzers, and the associated politicos they follow, it appears that OFFICIAL TWIT SITES (that is, those bearing politicians/reporters OFFICIAL NAMES) seem to be "following" more POLITICALLY CORRECT twit accounts that's mostly about VISIBILITY and SELF PROMOTION.  Those accounts are not following the twitters that really show the DIRT (like TKC and the fringe lunatics and political enemies and opposite party bloggers likely to have the REAL good stuff!!)


I guess most entities have TWO Twitter Accounts? The official public face one that people can see who they follow and who follows them? And the SECRET TWITTER site that brings the REAL tips?

For example, nobody into KC news and politics locally doesn't watch TKC and his soft porn and suspicious, unverified contacts from city hall backstabbers.  But they don't FOLLOW HIM on their "official" sites. So guess everyone has a SECOND SITE, the one wearing sunglasses so not be recognized?

Does Darla Jaye at KMBZ only follow right wing sites? Drinking only their Koolaid? Oh can't be. She's not reading RACHEL MADDOW who's kicking the right's ass as only a national network CAN?  How can she run the propaganda without knowing what MSNBC is doing?  I can't imagine!


And clowns like SAN BROWNBACK, following only a few POLITICALLY CORRECT Kansas organizations and small town papers? No way. If they're earning their pay, their staffs stay in much better touch than what their official Twitter accounts would suggest and I bet they're giving their PR guy hourly updates on what's on the net important to the good right wing Kansas Senator!   Surely he knows Rachel Maddow on MSNBC is smearing him all over the US for Uganda's proposed KILL HOMOSEXUALS bill he has a part of?   But he's not "FOLLOWING" MSNBC?  Not following the fringe religious right and the homophobes and the defense contractors?  Fat chance!

Wouldn't ya just LOVE to find out what right wing, left wing, religious nut, opinion makerTwitter accounts that politicians' staffs REALLY FOLLOW?






And

Dec 5, 2009

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow nails BROWNBACK in the Uganda Kill Gays Bill

Sadly, there are almost no free thinkers in Kansas beyond 30 miles of Lawrence, so virtually no one in Kansas will find out that nutcase Senator Sam is catching a lot of crap on national news over the anti-homosexual outrage unfolding in Uganda.

Rachel lays out what's reported about the Senator from the same state that brought America Fred Phelps.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Funny Youtube: Vicks cures tantrums!

How to Fix our economy

I caught KMBZ's evening propagandist last night reading from the Conservative Papers how our woes are caused by big government and all we have to do is give the money to business, and trust them not to put it in speculation but hire people.

Never a mention how this economy wont be back for a generation for the REAL reason... that unregulated govt allowed, even encouraged US business to ship jobs overseas. Luckily our own brands are coming back cheaper--if no longer made here-- because US workers left don't get paid as much.  So they couldn't afford US made goods anyway.

US Corporations forget US workers are also their customers. And unemployed US citizens aren't.  And for every dollar spent for bloated health care is a dollar not spent on a car or a better house.   Can we all work in health care?




Foreign workers don't have our tax burden, true dat. But they also live six in a tenement, ride bikes and trains to work so don't need highways and traffic lights, don't have TV's in every room because their government won't let them watch much anyway. And they work 12 hrs a day starting at age 11.

They work way cheaper than our folks, even if our people didn't have the tax burden for funding wars and roads.  They are bleeding us so badly, they are building THEIR country with our money while we stagnate.

The Clinton times wont be back, all right because the bloodletting had already started. But not because of dems. Dems are just trying to keep the pumps running so the whole damned ship doesn't flood and sink. Fixing health care's a start, but I'm afraid we're going to have to quit waging wars and start doing some ECONOMIC protectionism against China, wage the drug war with drone bombers and defoliants overseas and legalization here. That too will increase jobs because drug money wont go overseas, it'll stay here to buy cars and clothes, not make drug lords rich enough to finance private armies in their countries.
 

Our Congress could do lots of t hings if they weren't being bribed by US business interests buying their protection.  Big business is spending OUR money to bribe OUR government to move the country's riches up from the middle class to the wealth class.  Unlike what the republicans claim, the wealthy class doesn't spend...they horde their assets in the bloated stock markets.

Dec 4, 2009

Retailer's Nightmare: How men can have fun with their wives


After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Recently, my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target.
 
Dear Mrs. Samuel,
 
Over the past few months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samuel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.
 
1.        June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.
2.        July 2: He set all the alarm clocks in housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3.        July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.
4.        July 19: He walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in housewares. Get on it right away.' This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.
5.        August 4: He approached the service desk and tried to put a bag of M&M's on layaway.
6.        August 14: He moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
7.        August 15: He set up a tent in the sporting goods department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from housewares - to which twenty children obliged.
8.        August 23: When a clerk asked if she could help him, he bagan crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMT's were called.
9.        September 4: He looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10.        September 10: While handling guns in the sporting goods department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were located.
11.        October 3: He darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the theme music to 'Mission Impossible.'
12.        October 6: In the auto department, by using different sizeds of funnels he practiced his 'Madonna' look.
13.        October 18: He hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'
14.        October 21: When an announcement came over the intercom system, he assumed a fetal position and screamed, 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'
15.        And last but not least, on October 23: He entered a fitting room, shut the door, waited a short while and then very loudly yelled, 'HEY, THERE'S NO TOILET PAPER IN HERE.' At which point, one of the attending clerks passed out.

Dec 3, 2009

TWITTER Spammers

I've had a Twitter acct for awhile but I like to pick my own sources... hence my RADIOMAN WEBSITE is all newzy links.  And except for my many graphics which give me hundreds of hits a day, that's all that site's for.

So I finally tonight played with Twitter.  I know, I'm not the first to buy every new gadget. And I use even fewer of them.  My company owned Blackberry and now aged Palm pilot don't get used.  I don't download BETA versions, don't even buy VERSION 2 of most software.  I'm not fully sure Windows XT is here to stay, to be honest.  (JK)  So now ya know, I predicted in 1976 that CB radios and that breaker breaker crap wouldn't last and it didn't.

When Claire McCaskill started Twitting her votes, and all the movie stars jumped on it, well I held back...it's a fad.  I'm already suffering from Information Overload.

But bored, I finally got on today and discovered that too many people are twitting for SELF PROMOTION... and it's reminding me too much of that LINKEDIN program that also is way too ego driven.  I was on it for awhile and then I deleted it.  What I'm doing isn't really anybody's business and I'm not forever lookin for a job, thank god.

To those who should FOLLOW ME  (RADIOMANKC the twit), know that I won't send you many TWITS and the only RETWITS will be the ones that really impress me, one's I haven't seen already someplace else.     I don't make my living with my public name and I'm not here to be FIRST or crash any White House dinners to get on Facebook (which I also don't  use.)  Fact is, I delete those trendy people who do.  I'll stay way too busy to twit but once a day or two.

I think I'll just use TWITTER when I have something so sensational or funny, few others have it.  If you don't follow this blog, once every few days, well your fault.

Anyway, Thanks Kris Ketz, you had some good links I'll sample for a few days but you are a spammer, bud! 

My view, is that if you twit more than once a day, you're spamming if  you're not a working journalist and that's your job.  Moreover, the rest of us have lives outside of breaking news for which you must be paid to stay on top of!  How can ya get any work done if you're twitting or being twitted every ten minutes by some Yahoo.

By the way, that Yahoo Toolbar they keep trying to install on my PC sucks too!

Don't forget to catch HBO's 25th Anniversary of Rock and Roll this month.  A three hour fabulous music show for us boomers!







Merry Christmas from Mr & Mrs Tiger Woods

Happy Holidays!

Dec 1, 2009

Obama should have NAILED IRAN!


While I'm hardly part of the local or national punditocracy, I have a point about what Obama left out in his West Point address to send more troops to Afghanistan.   I support the guy; he sold sending more troops better than Sheriff Bush did the surge in Iraq, and it depends on what happens now...devil's always in the details.


My current heroine, Rachel Maddow, misses one point when she questions the secret war-- the deniable one over Pakistan with unmanned robot drone bombers.  The 'why' is because of the unique situation of THIS war, like no other one.  It's not the traditional war of belligerent European  nations like Germany and Italy against France and Britain, or even North Vietnam, Korea, etc.


This is 21st century borderless war with new tactics.


This is a cross-border insurgency war.   We call it terrorism but it's not about terror.  It's just not like Napoleonic/Civil War tactics with big armies in bright colors all lined up in a row trading musket volleys.

This is a cancer of ambush battles on civilization to convert the world to a religion, regardless of governments and countries.  We can't play traditional seventeenth century rules of declaring war on COUNTRIES, because COUNTRIES aren't waging this particular war.   These are religious nutcases waging war on civilization.



New Rules of Warfare.

So we established nations and cultures need deniability in a world where sovereignty and border respect still prevail no matter what are the realities of this turn-of-the -century war.

Everyone wants to kill off the Muslim anarchists, no matter what country where they operate.  So we wage secret, deniable war in Pakistan and elsewhere, for now.  That way they can look the other way and pretend we're waging war against al Qaeda, not Pakistan, or Bali, or wherever.  Someone should have whispered that in Rachel's ear.  Maybe we have secret Paki permission...maybe Pakistan needs our help but can't say so publicly! 


Obama should have nailed Iran! 

Now then.  Obama missed one point.  He should have shown some leadership, last point, looked directly into the camera and said:

There's ONE COUNTRY funding the Taliban.  A rogue nation and speaking for MY country, my patience grows very short.  We should have taken Hitler out before 1938.  We played by the rules and talked but he played for time until he was ready to take over the world for 'his' supremacist religion.  As a planet, we paid the price for being too patient with a very dangerous man. 


I wish he' leaned into the camera and said directly to Iran::

You sir, continue your adventure at your own risk.  Back off or I will take you out in the blink of an eye...better on MY terms than YOURS.  We did learn that lesson in WWII.  You have a week to start minding your own business.  If you don't, I will decide the date and time to send you and your Revolutionary religious Army who supports you back to the stone age.  And I will chase you and kill you.  And if I capture you, I will try you and have you hanged for crimes against humanity!

This planet will not tolerate you or your fifteenth century ideas.  Play nice, get along, or be out of the game.   Thank you, g'night.  God bless America and free people everywhere.

I don't care if OBAMA SAYS IT PUBLICLY .. for that might be ineffective, even a mistake.  But he needs to give IRAN SIXTY SECONDS to cease and desist!  Or Launch missiles.   Better them or anybody they want to kill.  LETS CERTAINLY LEARN WORLD WAR II's LESSON.  Don't wait until we're attacked and have to win the hard way.  Take this clown out before he kills millions in Israel or has enough power to destroy mideast's oil and crash the planet's economy.  We can afford a world without Iranian leadership!

US Politics:  One last thing.  Obama's doctrine isn't different than Bush's.  The enemy is the same.  Do Republicans actually want Obama to lose ground in this war only so they can regain power?  If that's true, then let's try the Republicans for treason if they don't STFU!

Six Affairs - grown up jokes



The 1st  Affair

 
A  married man was having an affair with his secretary.  One day they went to her place and made love all  afternoon.

Exhausted, they fell asleep and woke up at 8  PM.

The man hurriedly dressed and told his lover to take his shoes outside and rub them in the grass and  dirt.  He put on his shoes and drove home.

'Where have you been?' his wife demanded.

'I can't lie to you,' he replied, 'I'm having an affair with my secretary. We had sex all afternoon.'

She looked down at  his shoes and said: 'You lying  bastard! You've been playing golf!'


The 2nd  Affair 

 
A middle-aged couple had two beautiful daughters but always talked about having a son.

They decided to try one last  time for the son they always wanted.  The wife got pregnant and delivered a healthy baby boy.

The joyful father rushed to the nursery to see his new son.   He was horrified at the ugliest child he had ever seen. 

He told his wife: 'There's no way I can be the father of this  baby.  Look at the two beautiful daughters I fathered!   Have you been fooling around behind my back?'

The wife smiled sweetly and replied:  'No, not this time!'


The  3rd Affair

A  mortician was working late one night.

He examined the body of Mr. Schwartz, about to be  cremated, and made a startling discovery.  Schwartz had the largest  private part he had ever  seen!

'I'm sorry Mr. Schwartz,' the mortician commented, 'I can't allow you to be cremated with such an impressive private part. It must be saved for Posterity.'

So, he removed it, stuffed it into
his  briefcase, and took it  home.

'I have something to show you won't believe,' he said to his  wife, opening his briefcase.

'My God!' the wife  exclaimed, 'Schwartz is  dead!'


The 4th  Affair

A woman was in bed with her lover when she heard her  husband opening the front door.

'Hurry,' she said, 'stand in the corner.'

She rubbed baby oil all over him, then dusted him with talcum powder.

'Don't move until I  tell you,' she said. 'Pretend you're a  statue.'

'What's this?' the husband inquired as he entered the  room. 


'Oh it's a statue,' she replied.  'The Smiths bought one and I liked it so I got one for us, too.'

No more was  said, not even when they went to  bed.

Around 2 AM the husband got up, went to the kitchen and returned with a sandwich and a  beer.

'Here,' he said to the statue, have this.  'I stood like that  for two days at the Smiths and nobody offered me a damned thing.'


The 5th  Affair

A man walked into a cafe, went to the bar and ordered a beer.

'Certainly, Sir, that'll be one cent.'

'One Cent?' the man exclaimed.

He glanced at the menu and asked: 'How much for a nice juicy steak and a bottle of wine?'

'A nickel,' the barman replied.

'A nickel?' exclaimed the man.


'Where's the guy who owns this  place?'

The bartender  replied: 'Upstairs, with my  wife.'

The man asked: 'What's he  doing upstairs with your  wife?'

The bartender  replied: 'The same thing I'm doing
to his business down here.'


The 6th, Best Affair

Jake was dying.  His wife sat at the bedside.   He  looked up and
said  weakly: 'I have something I must  confess.'

'There's no need to.'  his  wife replied.

'No,' he  insisted, 'I want to die in peace.  I slept with your sister, your  best friend, her best friend, and your  mother!'

'I know,' she  replied.  'Now just rest and let the poison work.'