JUNE is busting out all over

Something about June bugs me

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  1. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    June can be a Cleaver despite only 30 day.

  2. Fred Stiening says:

    Unemployment rate is 3.8%, below full employment (4% when I was in college), which is pushing labor rates up. Of course, Barack Obama takes credit.

    • Parrott says:

      The United States keep prodding along, in spite of the Demon-crates. The U.S. keeps going in spite of the milk-toast Republicans.
      Isn’t it wild, that even with the ‘Joker-Tut’ Obo, trying to destroy the American spirit, the U.S. keeps moving forward. Obo really tried to keep the U.S. down.
      Nancy Pelosi and her stupid ‘cash for clunkers’. Man they wasted money left and right.
      I hope the American culture endures, and not this BS multiculturalism.
      Supposedly Alex Jones ran into the ‘Burn’ Sanders at LAX. Bernie crapped in his britches.

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        > “Nancy Pelosi and her stupid ‘cash for clunkers’. Man they wasted money left and right.”

        The amazing thing is that they drove up the price of used cars so that poor people would not be able to drive to work and would be restricted to opportunities along the bus or train route. … and somehow they sold that to the uneducated that they were doing them a favor and are the representatives of poor people.

        My favorite story at the time was a chicken fast food place in the mid-west that put up a sign “cash for cluckers” and offered a discount to people that bought their chicken sandwiches with cash rather than credit card.

        • Parrott says:

          You are exactly right CC. I remember local news reports of
          local used car dealers talking about this stupid congressional legislation, by taking so many good vehicles out of circulation, causing the price of other used vehicles to go up. Then interviewing new car dealers destroying the engine block of a Jeep, ‘straight six’ 4.0 liter engine. Very reliable engine! waste. they said they were sending the scrap metal to china !
          Now China doesn’t want recyclable plastic anymore.

          • TheChairman says:

            Ditto. I remember watching a dealer on TV pour that ‘clunker concoction’ into the valve cover of a nice 2002 4Runner with the good V6 engine. It made me sick to see such irrational and inane destruction… the owner (young female) was proud of herself for “getting rid of such a nasty polluter”. I looked at my wife and said “that car still had 200,000+ miles of very dependable usage in it.”

            • CC1s121LrBGT says:

              I know. The best thing you can do for the environment is not to waste things. Don’t melt down a perfectly fine car to replace it with a more fashionable model- the energy and waste that causes and people worry about getting a few extra miles per tank of gas?!?

  3. Parrott says:

    Hey guys, Can you believe it is June 2, 2018 already ? This year is flying by. April was a waste , cold couldn’t do much. Snowed around here several times.
    May was wet, hot and straight to summer.
    I was out side earlier this evening trying to show my nieces & Mrs Parrott some constellations and a planet or two. Yeah they are polite and do the complementary ‘wow, cool’ . Maybe it will stick and when they have their own kids, they will tell them their Uncle Parrott tried to teach them a little. Jupiter has been bright in the east and Venus early evening in the west.
    I really like watching the night sky, I never get enough time to get out and look up. Hope you all get to go out and look at the night sky

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      NBC fake news reported last week on a “new theory” that Pluto may be a comet. “New theory suggests Pluto may be a giant comet” https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/pluto-s-life-story-may-have-begun-billion-comets-ncna879256

      I did a quick google and found “And the possibility has been discussed for decades (for example, see Fred Whipple’s 1964 paper in Proc. National Acad. Sci. 52, 583).” http://www.icq.eps.harvard.edu/ICQPluto.html

      What are the chances that Google will classify NBC as “fake news”.

      Enjoy some old news on comet via Robby Benson: 😉


      • Fred Stiening says:

        Pluto might be an alien spaceship hidden under a layer of ice, sent here by Xenu to monitor our solar system.

        Anyone know Art Bell’s new email address?

        I smell a new opportunity here – an AI based system that lets you talk to dead people – kind of like a cross between Eliza and the former syndicated radio show “The Other Side”, where callers could talk to their dead relatives.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          There is already a Radio Dead. It plays rock ‘n’roll oldies and then when it shows you the title and artist of the song, it also shows you the date of the artist’s death. It is based in the UK.

          It is actually pretty good and I recommend it to anyone that likes oldies. They usually talk a bit about the artist and how the artist died.


          • Fred Stiening says:

            There is still room for “Dead or Canadian”

          • Parrott says:

            cool ! I will give it a try CC. I listened to John B Wells lats night on Ark Midnite. He was pretty good. Way better than alex Jones who is all about the Youtube de-monetization of video’s. Jones is driving me back to Dennis pregar and Limbaugh during the day, but that is less and less due to my Canadian taskmasters these days.

            they are wearing me down,

            • briand75 says:

              Parrott – Anyone but prager. Keith Olberman would be better (just). I tried for a year with Prager – I am still recovering 🙂

            • CC1s121LrBGT says:

              Really no reason to listen to anything you don’t like nowadays. Many key talkers have 24/7 streams but many also have free podcasts… and the podcasts will stream from your browser if you don’t want to download a podcast app. (I do recommend podcast apps for a better experience.)

              In addition to the national talkers, look at the local talkers in large cities for good local shows.

              Also, NPR and the CBC in Canada and the ABC in Australia have great shows that stream and are available by podcast. While their political shows will not be of much interest to most Americans, they have good science, drama, philosophy and book related shows.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Keep reaching for the stars!

  4. Parrott says:

    Man, Karen Carpenter could sing ! Thats pretty good CC, you have Carpenters and then Tom Petty right after, I mean its kinda sad, but that a eclectic mix !
    I seen Tom Petty in concert in Richmond Virginia, back in 1984, with Night Ranger.

    Good sounding stream if its from the UK.

  5. Fred Stiening says:

    Cumulus has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


    Temporarily, the company’s new stock will trade on the OTC Pink Sheets as CMIA until it gets relisted on NASDAQ under its prior CMLS

  6. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Gretchen Carlson announced that Miss America will no longer have swimsuit competitions. … might have to introduce Pole Dancing to give people something to watch – I didn’t think people tune in to see their wisdom or they would be giving commencement speeches.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      That opens the door for the first serious opportunity for a transgender Miss America. Perhaps they will dazzle the judges with an answer about ICBM throw weights or the importance of the nuclear triad.

    • Parrott says:

      yeah, might as well CC. You know, the woman’s body is like a work of art. You can admire and still be tasteful and respectful.
      I agree CC, Pole dancing, ‘that full contact fighting’ of state vs state, or jello wrestling?
      If they want ratings, act like fools like on that show ‘Survivor’ or Big Brother’. sleep around have no morals, yeah that is popular on TV. Women are on those crap shows and have no problem. Morals are in the crapper.
      I am going to listen to Dead radio. Plante in the morning and Dead radio afternoon.

      • CC1s121LrBGT says:

        Jello wrestling. lol I hadn’t even heard of that since the 80s.

        What I like about that Radio Dead is that there are almost no commercials. The ones I hear are for their Radio Dead coffee cups and t-shits and the like.

        The internet is full of stations like this – very few commercials and lots of music…. It is one reason I dropped Sirius XM.

        Another great oldies stream that plays living artists http://keepfreemusic.com/60s/ . It is my “go to” stream for 60s oldies. http://streaming.streamonomy.com/keepfree60s

        BTW- Don’t hesitate to alert us if you tune into Radio Dead and you hear an old rhinoceros trying to sing an old Beach Boys song “Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran” 😉

  7. Fred Stiening says:

    Saudi Arabia threatens unilateral military attack on Qatar over deployment of air defense system.


  8. Fred Stiening says:

    The Democratic Party plan to suppress Republican votes in the general election may have backfired. The Top 2 “jungle” primary caused an expensive primary for Governor and did not block Republicans from having a candidate in November.


    I am a little surprised all the media outlets latched on to the term “jungle primary. I would think that would be more offensive than “planet of the apes” to a black candidate.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      The Democrats colluded and interfered with the election by pressuring some non-incumbent candidates to drop out.

      That had a close call and through the collusion prevented a situation where they would have had no candidates in the November final for one or more Congressional seat. Even though there were more registered Democrat voters, there were nearly twice as many Democrat candidates on the ballot as Republican candidates.

      When a party conspires to rig an election like that, I take great joy when it backfires.

      Had they been serious about fairness, they would have instituted “IRV” or Instant Runoff Voting.


      Here is the main organizations advocating it:


  9. Fred Stiening says:

    Yahoo Messenger will be shutting down in a month. I wonder if GDPR compliance was an issue. Does the “right to be forgotten” extend to 20 year old chat logs?

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Thanks for that alert. I logged into my yahoo mail and still no notification from Verizon that they were shutting it down. Logged into the crippled messenger (about a year ago, yahoo forced all users to use a handicapped version of the app) and there is a banner message saying that July 17 will be the last day.

      Verizon did this to AOL messenger last year. It is a shame, it costs them almost nothing to keep these programs on their server so people could use them. Far less than the two idiots that knocked on my door last week to tell me the benefits of switching to Verizon from Cablevision (I have been a Verizon TV subscriber for over 10 years and and forever amazed at their incompetence.).

      • Fred Stiening says:

        In the Yahoo vision of the Internet, Yahoo was an alternative to AOL. Their ecosystem had a portal for news and entertainment, a search engine, dialup internet access (via partnerships with the Bell System fragments), chat rooms, email and Instant Messenger in a yellow wrapper.

        They lost the money engine of Search to Google, they destroyed their email business with incompetence over security, and dialup internet is mostly gone. COPA killed chat rooms and they turned over user data to anyone that asked. Snapchat and WhatsApp filled the void. All that is left is legal vulnerability. Nobody is going to choose Verizon or not based on Messenger, which did not tie you to paying a subscription fee. Disconnecting chat apps from the control of your internet provider was necessary for it to become global. The same is true of email. Your internet provider ultimately is selling you only that. Not cable TV, not discounts on flowers, not movie rentals, not uber trips. In the end, Wheeler still gets what he wanted – Internet access is a public utility.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          I agree with your assessment that internet access is basically a public utility. I have possible access via fewer providers than I have as possible suppliers for my home’s electricity.

          Seems Verizon doesn’t agree or would not be spending money to buy AOL, Yahoo, and the liberal Huffington Post.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          Big court decision today on whether ATT can buy CNN and the rest of Time Warner.

          Of course Comcast already owns MSNBC and other channels.

          …and Verizon owns Huffington Post and Yahoo News.

          glad my cell phone carrier is T-Mobile and they do not own any of these liberal mouthpieces.

      • Parrott says:

        I guess thats why Pidgin quit supporting that Yahoo messenger, me and a couple people at work used Pidgin as the messenger interface, before Verizon took over. Back then Yahoo was messing with their messenger every month and making it worse with each new iteration. So we started using Pidgin and never gave a crap what yahoo did. I guess that was a good 10 years or more ago.
        I miss the pidgin , we have to use ‘slack’ now, but it is not as good. It starts like four or five executables on your computer, I don’t need any that extra crap. Just IM thats it.
        we don’t trust the company IM of skype, who knows who looks at those logs.
        Verizon has never increased the speed of DSL in my area for 10 years or more. I alway Ask Verizon quarterly, to increase the speed, and they say they can’t. Even though I am willing to pay more, 3 MBPS is best they can do. Dipsticks!
        I havn’t seen 3 MBPS in years. (more like 1.5)Voice on my phone lines is just a hum, because they don’t want to fix a splice out on the main road, so everyone is leaving verizon copper. They suck,
        Mrs Parrott has a 100MBPS at her office, because the university has some computers that were, not to long ago, the fastest in the world in the basement of her building. She frequently wonders how I get any work done. I do to.
        Parrott has a wireless Internet provider company supposedly going to show up Tuesday and install an antenna for 25MBPS , for 89.95 a month! Parrott lives in line of site of the repeater, so maybe the fog won’t mess with the wireless speed, we’ll see.
        25MBPS , Holy Cow !!! ( if its true !)
        Parrott won’t know what to do with all that Bandwidth ! Parrott hopes he can tell Verizon to hit the road and take their crappy DSL modem with them.


        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          How is your home with regard to phone connectivity? 4G LTE speeds are around 5 and 12 Mbps and 5G is probably months away. The new gear that T-Mobile is installing at the towers for their new 600 and 700 MHz is 5G capable and just needs for them to switch it on.

          Have a look at the unlimited plans. Great deals especially if you get someone 55 or older to establish the account (you can always have it bill your credit card directly and not your relative’s) .

          • Parrott says:

            Hi CC, yeah I have 4G here. Verizon’s tower is about half mile away by way the crow flys. Its a great signal and works well on the companies Apple phone I use for work. I have it always set for cell only, no wifi or it will slow it down.
            Yeah I’m good for cell. Ms. Parrot uses Virgin mobile, she is 4G also, but her signal is not as good as Verizon, her tower is further away.
            Virgin is whacko sometimes. They use sprint. Spotty coverage in Virginia, but excellent coverage in NC.
            Have a good one!

            • CC1s121LrBGT says:

              Just saying that most wireless companies have “data only” plans so you can connect your home computers. May be faster and cheaper than your 1.5 Mbps. They have a wireless router that creates a WIFI hotspot in your home via their wirless phone network.

        • Fred Stiening says:

          That is quite plausible. Verizon is telling you the truth about DSL. The speed limit of the DSL is limited by the length of the copper wire. In the old days, if you had a budget, you could order ISDN which was 2x64k pure digital dialup over copper, or you could try to get a T1 which is 1.44 Mbps. In the 1990s, a T1 was about $1,500 a month. We’ve come a long way, baby.

          • Parrott says:

            That’s true Fred, I had friends that would only sign a lease with certain apartments complexes in Blacksburg Virginia, because they would offer free T1 service. this was back around 96 -98 .
            Verizon quit expanding FIOS, because they are thinking everything will be wireless.
            So I am checking out a new wireless company, their tower is close, two tenths of a mile. I should have a great signal, they are saying 25MBPS, we’ll see, I can’t cut DSL until its working reliably. ( because of work) .
            I am kind of excited to see if it works.

  10. Parrott says:

    Why don’t McCain just go away? he has no dignity He still has to keep showing his ass.
    I stand with President Trump. mcclown can stand with his Isis boys and globalist


    • TheChairman says:

      Before we left Arizona last week, a Tucson radio station announced the results of a recent statewide poll (ignored by most media outlets). The question was: “Should the Trump Administration apologize to McCain for recent remarks.”

      Results (approx.):

      76% NO
      10% Yes
      14% unsure

      Game, set, and match to Trump. AZ Republican Establishment is befuddled.

  11. Fred Stiening says:

    Progressive Talk radio in Asheville NC is moving to an HD sub channel. This might be a sign of things to come as iHeart’s creditors are more directly involved in management decisions.

    Out in San Francisco, iHeart is bringing Progressive talk back to KKSF

  12. Fred Stiening says:

    The media silence over President Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize is deafening.

  13. Fred Stiening says:

    If anyone happens to be near Traverse City, Michigan – see if WLDR-FM (101.9) and/or WARD-AM (750) are still broadcasting…

  14. Fred Stiening says:

    In between debating outlawing dolls of children used for sex, Congress is also voting to impose $2 million fines for illegal operation of a radio station.

  15. Fred Stiening says:

    After dumping around a $billion in debt and all the old stockholders, the “new” Cumulus resumed trading with an implied market value of around $160 million.

    Fresh out of bankruptcy, Cumulus is hit with a lawsuit over unpaid overtime.

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      I can half understand hearing their weather forecast for the weekend on Sunday night when it just hours from being over, and their calendar of events for events that happened days ago, but I still have trouble with hearing in mid summer their PSAs saying “April 15 is approaching”. Who knew they were working overtime? lol

  16. Parrott says:

    Happy Fathers day everyone. Tom Greshem is having people calling in, telling good time stories. Mine would be short.
    I remember my old man showing me how to test vacuum tubes in the TV & Radio repair shop he ran in the mid 70’s. Learned a lot in that shop with speakers and old TV’s in there, CB radios. It was fun. I use to get off the bus after school and use my key to get in, if he was out on a home TV repair visit.
    This was the transition time when newer transistor (Solid State) were just coming out on the market, no tubes, and the older big console TV were starting to wane. I dismantle a lot of those, and some had great speakers in them. Others not so much.
    Yeah that was a good time, didn’t last, out of business by 1977. He was a ok guy then, but he couldn’t quite keep the drinking under control. Wasted a lot of time & money.
    1980 was last time I saw him. Made my peace years ago, forgave him and wouldn’t want to go back through that again.
    Hope your Fathers day is good everyone

    • TheChairman says:

      Good time, bad times… we all have some stories. Seems like a lot of repair shops were put out of business by transistors and solid state electronics in the mid 70’s thru mid 80’s. As I recall, Heathkit began to steadily fade away around 1986.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      So you know the tube tester settings for a 6SJ7?

      • Parrott says:

        AAArgh , I still have the B & K tube tester, its the size of a large brief case . I have the Tube substitution handbook here somewhere. I would have to look it up but I can test it Fred. If you send it I will test it. There was another popular tube the 6gh8a, I think. The ‘6’ is the voltage setting. I don’t remember the rest of the number. I’ll have to read up again. I use to have a collection of Tubes and their boxes, but they got moldy in the basement and I sold them in the yard sales in the 80’s.
        Do you remember the big tube testers some drugstores use to have when you went in ?
        they disappeared in the end of the 70’s.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          I have an old friend from college that lives a few hundred miles from me. Last time I visited him, he had to park in his driveway because his garage was filled with old analog oscilloscopes that were powered by vacuum tubes, old tube radios and 8 bit computers from the late 70s.

          My last visit was 20 years ago before he was married. He has remained married… and I suspect his wife somehow managed to find a way to park in the garage. lol

        • Fred Stiening says:

          The first number is the voltage of the heater / filament. The 6SJ7 was ubiquitous in radios. It was used as an amplifier and had an upper limit beyond which it would not increase the amplified signal further to prevent you from overloading speakers.

          My dad had an EICO tube tester they used in the store that my grandfather ran during the depression to get by. My dad did the repair work, and grandpa (who apparently was very German and no personality) handled the sales and customer relations. The EICO had an illuminated paper roll with the settings for every tube. But as new tubes would come out, they needed a supplement that you scotch taped at the end of the roll – but that just made it impossible to actually get the list to the end to read

  17. Abridged version of a local news item about today’s incarnation of the station where I got my broadcast start in a long-gone era:

    A Superior Court judge knocked down plans by WRAT to build a 533-foot radio tower in place of a 292-foot tower at 18th Avenue and Main Street in Lake Como.

    The borough planning board called the testimony by planner John Madden Jr. “substantially lacking in credibility.” I title it “Humorous Moments in Land Use Testimony.”

    Madden said a 533-foot radio tower on Main Street might have an “iconic” effect on Lake Como that the Eiffel Tower had on Paris.

    “He said people wouldn’t notice it much because of the shore’s ‘hazy horizon’ and that it would blend into the gray winter sky,” the board chairman said.

  18. Fred Stiening says:

    CVS is introducing a paradigm shifting innovation in the retail pharmacy business – same day delivery service!

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