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Good Morning and welcome to the Seriouside of jrilshow. This morning we will discuss the following topics:
Clinton v. Sanders-Could there be an upset in the mix?
The Obama Legacy-We want to discuss the not so public accomplishments of the 44th POTUS.
More Oscar Backlash-As more celebrities speak out on the whiteness of the Oscars, Actress Stacy Dash has a different take on the controvesy!!
I recall, when the GOP had fielded 16 contenders for the POTUS, it became the butt of jokes from a cross-section of personalities, most notably, Barack Obama, yet ironically, this may have been the been the best example inclusive, participatory democracy.
Of course over time, the field has greatly narrowed to just 2 serious contenders, with Kasich, Bush and Rubio being the holders-on; and I rue over demise of Dr. Ben Carson. So today, it’s Trump and Crux, which has proven to be a most acrimonious relationship.
Yet, on the Democrat side, we have a deck which includes a non-descript former governor and a 74-year-old senator.
No one else in the Democratic Party desires to become the nest president of the USA? What’s the real reason, Joe Biden decided not to run, after reportedly, his late son, Beau, on his deathbed, encouraged him to do so?
Of course, we hear the ‘age card” being thrown about, but in all fairness, a President Sanders would be over 80 years old, at the end of two terms (there have been presidents who have opted not to seek a second term). But, the point is made, in deference to a woman, at 68, who clearly not a “spring chicken”. Trump is 69 years old.
What I find most interesting, is how the deck has been so well stacked to assure a Hillary Clinton victory (i.e. no REAL opposition) – the most glaring example of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, based on gender AND race.
But, this begs the question, “will the black community swoon again, for another “Messiah”? Will we finally begin to THINK, in assessing candidates? I dread the very notion of a repeat of the ideological letdown of 2008 and 2012.
Will the reminder of scriptural standards be met with indifference or hostility, as it was and is, when it comes to Obama?
Tune in this Saturday; invite your friends and neighbors to CRITICAL DISCOURSE.
The Grand Scheme of Things~
THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets
"Stranger Than Fiction," in which two humans are accidentally sent to another universe and land in the middle of a story that is being written by a supreme being who has just come out of one of history's longest bouts of writer's block.
The author, Bill Friday, decides that his novel will play out on a giant ball of dirt that he calls The Earth, which, in his language means ‘profit making business venture.’ The presence of the two humans on the barren planet, however, has dramatic and historic consequences for The Earth, and
their existence threatens to ruin, not only the entire plot, but possibly Bill's career as well.
“Clever, insightful, and delightfully deranged, THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS takes our universe and imposes gravity upon it, so it can be turned upside down. It is an enjoyable story about someone who is unfit to be creating life—a cool comeback comedy that competently combines cosmological conjecture, courageous career courses, and coping with creative commons conflicts.”
–Logan J. Hunder, author of WITCHES BE CRAZY
WHAT LIES BENEATH~
Mila Moody just turned eighteen, and her idea of a celebration is heading to Vegas with her big brother and guardian, Jaxon, to con some suckers out of their cash. She and her brother have living on the road for their entire lives. Coning people happened to be his preferred method. Get in, get the money, and get out. Mila picked the wrong man to steal from, and the consequences were made clear almost instan- taneously. The man turned out to be a demon who likes to make his money collecting demons with rare abilities and selling them to the highest bidder. The man, Knox, decided to pay Mila back by having her brother stolen from her. Left with no one, Mila has to figure out how to find her brother and get him back alive. What she finds out rather quick is that Knox has an enemy on his tail. A vampire named Landon who’s looking for revenge and the little black book that Mila stole. The two strike a deal that would benefit them both, and Landon agrees to help her find Jaxon before it’s too late.
Don will weigh in on his recent political up close profiling with Clinton and other candidates; Jane will blend in issues that are relevant that still may be overlooked. We also discuss Bernie Sanders background, his brother was an elected official in England where he resides. In other news....
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Grand Jury handed down a six-count indictment of Officer Robert Olsen in the shooting death of Anthony Hill.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said his office presented the six counts to the grand jury on Thursday. The indictment charges Olsen with two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of making a false statement and two counts of violation of oath by a public officer.
BATS AND BONES~
Bats and Bones is IPPY award winning author Jeffrey Hickey's second work for children. This collection of spooky tales for middle school aged children and above is a subtle masterpiece of fright and emotion. Hickey wrote all the stories, the lush music, and does all the voices for the audio book. His wife, Karen Kiser, contributes the cover art, along with some penny whistle and a little piano. The inside illustrations, layout and design are by Rachel Betz, who also designed Hickey's first work for children, Wages Creek.
The Case of the Yellow Diamond: A Sean Sean Mystery~
A dead man on the floor of his office in Minneapolis won’t lead P.I. Sean Sean to journey to Yap Island to protect his new client. Bombs in lawyers’ cars only jostle him. This short investigator knows the value of research and asking questions in the right places. World War II, Asian diamonds and concrete in Des Moines combine to almost destroy a Minnesota family. In the end, Sean detects flaws in the plans and brings down a criminal enterprise.
Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. Feb., 10th, 10pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. We discussed, "The Clinton Legacy Is Impoverishment, Incarceration And War On The African American Family". Law Professor and author Michelle Alexander wrote an article about the Bill Clinton Presidency, the policies that he championed and how Hillary Clinton supported those policies. From the Crime Bill to welfare reform, these policies have had and continue to have a devastating impact on The African American Family. We discused the article.
1) Backlash continues against Beyonce behind her Superbowl 50 Black Panther, Black Lives Matter inspired performance. Now, White femininst are attacking her. 2) Parents at a North Carolina school demand that their girls be allowed to wear African Head Wraps to honor their culture. 3) Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw victims' are anxious after he disappears from the prison database. 4) Greg McKenzie and Yusef Shakur discuss The People's Ball and The People's Summit taking place this weekend in Detroit. 5) Update on Flint Water Crisis and new emails that could be damning to Gov. Snyder.
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Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions~
When anonymous mental health worker Clyde Dee finds himself working in a Section 8 housing project that is notorious for drug dealing, he mysteriously is compelled to break the codes of standard drug war conduct. Uncanny threats and coincidences and desire for justice drive him to question the pillars of his profession and his own wellness until he decides to go off a low dose of anti-psychotic medication. Stopped by police in an effort to exit the country, Clyde is incarcerated in a State Hospital psychiatric ward for three months and released to the streets.
Unlike other success prototypes such as John Nash or Evelyn Saks, Clyde's story reveals both the innards of Schizophrenia and how a person can learn to make peace with the forces that are following them around. Clyde is able to overcome homelessness, underemployment, and harassment with family support and morph into someone who is fighting to gain attention for his successes in treating others who are in the throes of a "psychotic" episode.
This is a rhyming story about a bully named Mike,
Who none of the other kids really did like.
Because of him, they were all so scared,
But Mike just laughed and did not care.
What happens as the story ends,
That made Mike want to have some friends?
About the Author Anne Toole grew up in Williston, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Anderson Jr. College in Anderson, South Carolina and the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in a first grade classroom in Augusta, Georgia for thirty years.
Ms. Toole has always enjoyed reading and writing poetry. As a child she loved to listen to nursery rhymes and stories written in rhyme. When she became a teacher she used nursery rhymes and simple poems in her class to enhance the regular Language Arts curriculum.
After retiring, Ms. Toole worked part-time for several years as an ESL teacher and also began writing stories about children and animals. Most of the stories are written in rhyme.
Ms. Toole is an avid traveler and has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and to many countries in Europe. She also has spent some time in Africa. She presently resides in Columbia, South Carolina.
Bill Martinez Live today includes commentary from:
Doug Schoen-Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years. A founding partner and principle strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland, he is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling.
Schoen was named Pollster of the Year in 1996 by the American Association of Political Consultants for his contributions to the President Bill Clinton reelection campaign
Sarah Westwood-Investigative Reporter for the Washington Examiner
Craig Shirley-U.S. historian writing?: “December 1941; 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World” ?the Ronald Reagan books-?“Rendezvous With Destiny”?,? “Reagan’s Revolution.” ? & "Last Act".
Bill Federer-WILLIAM J. FEDERER is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author? of numerous ?history books?, and president of Amerisearch, Inc.? ?Bill's AMERICAN MINUTE radio feature is broadcast daily across America and by the Internet. His Faith in History television airs on the TCT Network on stations across America and via DirectTV. ?Among William Federer´s most inspiring books is Miracles in American History - 32 Amazing Stories of Answered Prayer
Liz Peek-After graduating with an Honors Degree in Economics from Wellesley College, Liz joined a research firm on Wall Street where she developed an improbable expertise in backhoes, mining equipment, oilfield wireline services and drilling fluids. She became a CFA with a leading equities house-Wertheim & Company and eventually became recognized as a top-ranked analyst covering oilfield services companies, co-head of investment research and head of the firm’s international research department and was made partner-one of the first women in Wall street to do it.
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