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The John Batchelor Show for March 23rd

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 23, 2008

It’s Sunday night, and that means it’s time for John Batchelor!

If you can’t listen to him over the air, you can listen to him from 7pm to 10pm Eastern Devil Time on WABC.

Then, he switches over to KFI for the 10pm to 1am Eastern Devil Time slot.

His blog.

Enjoy!

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The John Batchelor Show for March 16th

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 16, 2008

It’s Sunday night, and that means it’s time for John Batchelor!

If you can’t listen to him over the air, you can listen to him from 7pm to 10pm Eastern Devil Time on WABC.

Then, he switches over to KFI for the 10pm to 1am Eastern Devil Time slot.

His blog.

Enjoy!

A Bonus for tonight…a thoughtful soul uploaded a segment of a recent show to youtube, so that more people might be able to enjoy this incredible radio show.

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The John Batchelor Show for March 9th

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 9, 2008

It is Sunday night, and that can mean only one thing.

The John Batchelor Show will be on the radio again!

John starts his show at 7pm Eastern Time on 770 AM WABC.

HIs show goes for three hours on this station, then, it switches over to 640 AM KFI at 10pm Eastern Time and continues for three more hours.

So, hold on…make a pot of coffee or tea and enjoy the next 6 hours of the best long form radio as John and his guests explore every facet of the 2008 Presidential Race, The War in Iraq, The War on Terror, and mourn with him as he is sure to discuss the cowardly murder of eight people in a Jewish Religious School.

**note** I will be posting Richard Bernier’s videos that he releases tonight over at WNC Citizens Blog. The first one is an interview by Don Yelton of Fred Smith candidate for North Carolina Governor recorded yesterday in Madison County. I believe it will be airing on URTV at a later date. It is 30 minutes long.

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The John Batchelor Show for March 2nd

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

It is Sunday Night. That can mean only one thing. John Batchelor will be on the radio.

7pm to 10 pm Eastern New York City WABC Feed

10pm to 1am Eastern Los Angeles KFI Feed

John Batchelor has started a blog called John Batchelor Sunday Show according to the ever faithful Pundita.

I have started a fresh pot of coffee, and I’ll sit back and enjoy the next 6 hours of very fine radio…and be thankful that Verizon saw fit to extend DSL Service this far out of town so that I might listen live.

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The John Batchelor Show Feb 24th

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 25, 2008

The New York Show was preempted by Hockey, so point your browser to KFI in Los Angeles at 10pm for the Los Angeles Show.

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The John Batchelor Show Feb 17th

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 17, 2008

The John Batchelor Show will be on WABC (New York City) tonight from 7pm to 10pm, then it moves to KFI (Los Angeles) from 10pm to 1am Eastern Time.

I can’t wait for the opportunity to listen to his show live for 6 hours every Sunday Night.

Squee!

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Cure For Obamaplexy Found!

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 17, 2008

Remember all those women who experience those fainting spells in the presence of Barack Obama? The condition has been given a name, Obamaplexy, and a cure has been discovered.

Go listen to Old Glory Radio for the cure and a special offer.

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John Batchelor Show Update

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 11, 2007

I keep getting hits from Search Engines where people are looking to see what is up with the John Batchelor Show, so I will do an update to make your search easier. (And perhaps get around to putting him back on my sidebar of radio shows…I STILL have Drudge listed, and he has been off the air for a couple of months!)

He is currently on the radio on Sunday nights, from 7pm to 10pm on WABC-770AM out of New York City. [WABC Streaming Page]

The tightwads don’t have a podcast service so those of us who live in dial-up land can download the show to listen later.

After that show, he is on KFI-640AM out of Los Angeles from 7pm to 10pm Western Time (10pm to 1am for Rio Lindans in the Eastern Time Zone).

Here is the link to the December 9th Show podcast.

His page at KFI is here, with links to podcasts dating back to 11-04-2007 (Look on the Sunday Page). If you find this post after they have been taken down, I will be glad to post my copies at DivShare for you to download at your leisure. If you have any before that time, I’d appreciate a similar arrangement for me to get my hands on them, especially if they are of his show before he got the can from WABC. (Which I recorded off XM Radio when I was too sleepy to listen to the whole show, which I should have been doing for them all!)

The John Batchelor Show is one of the best radio shows out there, and the guy has impeccable taste in bumper music.

I hope he gets on one of the Satellite Radio Channels, so I can listen live, after all, his show is the reason I purchased my XM Radio when I returned to western North Carolina from Virginia in 2003. I would even get a Sirius Radio if he was only on that service. (XM, are you listening?)

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Audio: Dems Plot to Turn Troops Against President Bush

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 9, 2007

I listen to Quinn and Rose on XM165 every morning on the way to work [Link to WPGB], and at work when I can.
This morning Quinn has broken another story about Democrats, and how they work behind the scenes.
I have taken the liberty to embed the audio.

I have had trouble getting the audio to work, so try downloading this wma file. It is 12.3MB in size.

**Update** I’m still working some leads on this story…will add more.

Beaver County Newspaper Article

I’ve been in contact with both the White House, and Congressman Shuler’s Office, and both seem unaware that there was a special program for Gold Star Tours of the White House. I certainly can’t find anything on the web.

AP Story

Alex Conant, a White House spokesman, said an exception would
be made for Mrs. Boyer. He said there is no written policy prioritizing who gets White House tours, and “we try to accommodate as many visitors to the White House as possible.” Sandy Boyer, 58, of Zelienople, Pa., said her mother tried to get tour tickets more than a week ago after she learned her daughter, Beverly Boyer, 51, was traveling to Washington from Arizona. It is the family’s first joint visit to the nation’s capitol.
Allys Boyer called Altmire’s office after she was told there is a four-month wait for White House tours.
Sandy Boyer said the misunderstanding made her feel discriminated against.
“I was appalled. … It was almost like the men and women who fought
in other wars were not being honored,” she said.

Commentary

I think this story has been spun out of control, and perhaps the Beaver County Reporter was used, with or without his cooperation to score political points by the Congressman or someone on his staff. My own quick research has confirmed the time scales involved in getting in for a tour. That other Congress Critters are involved suggests something wider, and I don’t think it’s serendipity. Shame on those who would use a Gold Star Mother to nefarious purposes!

**Updated** Noonish

I found a record of Congressman Altmire’s comments [Link] and I used Google Cache so certain words would be highlighted. An excerpt follows:

We were talking about accountability. I did just want to tell one story
that is related to the way this administration views our men and women and the families that are serving this country. I had a constituent in town today. She is an 84-year-old Gold Star mother. Her son was killed in 1969 in Vietnam. She has not been to Washington, D.C. She has not seen the Wall with her son’s name on it, the Vietnam War Memorial. She called our office 2 weeks ago and explained her situation. She said, “I am bringing my two daughters, who are obviously grown now. They are the sisters of the serviceman that was killed in 1969. They are going to come down together as a family for the first time.” Her goal, her life-long dream, was to tour the White House. So we called the White House. As you certainly know, there is a 6-month waiting list. But there is an exception in special ircumstances.

One of those circumstances, we were told, you were probably told, were for Gold Star families.

They can get in and take that tour of the White House. So we were told, sure, they are welcome. We sent the information over, and then we promptly got a phone call saying, well, no, no, that exception only works for Iraq and Afghanistan Gold Star families, not for Vietnam era families.
So we had to call back this 84-year-old woman who wanted to see the Vietnam War Memorial and her son’s name on the wall for the first time, and wanted to tour the White House, it was her lifelong dream, and
we had to tell her well, I am sorry, we are not going to be able to do that,
because the White House does not allow that.
Then it came to my attention that we as Members of Congress in very rare circumstances are allowed to take groups down and put them in the line if we appear with them. So I called her and I said, you know, I am going to just do this myself.
So today we took her down and we put her in the line and she got her tour of the White House.

So I sent a letter to President Bush and I said, there is two issues here. One is this policy is ridiculous. How can you justify putting one group of families who have suffered the greatest loss imaginable in the service of our country ahead of another group of families? How can you put one generation of military Gold Star families ahead of another?
The second issue is, what is the policy? Can you explain it? What is the justification for it? And please change it. That was the situation. I was fortunate as a Member of Congress, I was able to get Ms. Boyer in. But, unfortunately, you wonder how many people around the country have
made a similar effort and were unable to get in on this tour.
So, I really thought this was a disgraceful situation, and I did want to bring it to the attention of my freshmen colleagues, because this is something that just happened today. And I think it is indicative of the treatment that our military families are getting from this administration.

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No Apologies Radio is a Podcast, For now.

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 6, 2007

Brandon Randolph has returned with a tentative weekly schedule for podcasting, so why don’t you check it out, and give him a warm welcome.

No Apologies Radio

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