Saturday, June 24, 2017

6.24.17 Weekend Mix



Sir Sly - High
Riva Starr and Dennis Cruz - A Gem Be
Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike Vs. Ummet Ozcan - The Hum
Martin Garrix and Moti - Virus
Timmy Trumpet and Krunk! - Al Pacino
Calvin Harris and Big Sean - Open Wide (Decode Remix)
Bassmectar and ATLiens - Interlock
Mercer - Bastille
Tiesto and KSHMR - Harder
Oliver Heldens - Ibiza 77
Brohug - Giggle Juice
Desiigner - Panda (Kiko Franco and Kubski Remix)
Fabian Schumann/Black Vel - Caslinga (David Jach Remix)
Camelphat and Elderbrook - Cola
Childish Gambino - Redbone (Nick Bike Edit)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

6.22.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump


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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 71
Occupation: jackass
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: seeing another one of his ideas fail

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Drumpf's piss-poor ideas are DOA, just like somebody post-AHCA.

The new draft of the American Health Care Act was finally released to the public today and already, some are comparing it to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. But many Democrats are saying that it will do nothing but raise healthcare premiums and make things not affordable for the middle class.

Already, four Senate Repukes will be voting down the bill, including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. They claim that the bill sounds too much like Obamacare. However, the bill would still allow those under 26 to stay on their parents healthcare plan. But the bill would also gradually defund Medicare and Planned Parenthood. It would also take $900 billion from Medicaid and fuck over those with pre-existing conditions.

The bill was under wraps for days in hopes of getting senate Repukes to vote yea on the bill, but now, they have a week until they want it passed and it's not looking good for Drumpf who kept saying that Obamacare is dead even though most Americans want it.

Look, America is becoming more and more progressive, yet the damn Democrats are practically Republican Lite, like John Ossoff, who lost the special Georgia election two days ago. This is also the reason why even though Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, she still lost over the fact that less-populated states simply didn't vote for her. The reality is, since most Americans are more and more to the left these days, and want better healthcare. Yet, it'll never happen as long as Repukes are running the show and Democrats acting very milquetoast these days.

The thing is, Obamacare IS the law and the only way Drumpfcare will pass is when the Repukes practically create a bill that destroys the ACA. Then what will happen is all the Repukes get voted out next election and Drumpf will be well beyond FUCKED.

Healthcare: it's a right for all humanity.... Except America and most lesser countries.

 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6.21.17 Bee-otch of the Day: WKLT


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Name: WKLT
Age: 38
Occupation: shitty rock station
Last Seen: Traverse City, MI
Bee-otched For: entering a downward spiral

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Last week, I gave WKLT the Bee-otch of the Day, and the floodgates opened.

Since that blog was published last Thursday, I've gotten several responses in regard to KLT and the shit they've been pulling. In case you missed it, Smitty, the afternoon jock at crosstown Rock 105/95-5 is now accusing KLT for ripping off segments of his show. Originally, Smitty was part of an afternoon duo on the station. KLT responded by creating "The Afternoon Trainwreck", which was also an afternoon duo. Since then, The Trainwreck has moved to mornings after the dismissal of longtime morning man Steve "Omelette" Normandin while Smitty now does his show solo. Smitty does a segment on his show called "The Box" where he plays songs that rarely get played on the radio anymore. Now, his competitor, KLT's Tom Dipshit-er, Devitt has been ripping him off with his own take called "The Bag".

Yeah, an Arab man whose last name sounds like a Don Martin sound effect in Mad Magazine stabbed a cop at Flint's Bishop Airport, the GOP wants to take away our healthcare and Michigan's water is in jeopardy because of Enbridge and Nestle. But living in a town with an absolutely shitty rock station is also a dire matter.

One of those who responded to KLT's BOTD was a former station employee who told me that since Omelette's dismissal, the station has been in a downward spiral. Shortly after the announcement was made that Omelette was let go, one of the station's advertisers, who spent $50,000 per year on spots pulled out. Not to mention that several long-time ad execs at the station and owner Northern Broadcast, Inc. all quit over the frustration of not being able to sell ads on the station.

Even though Nielsen no longer embargoes most ratings books for radio, Traverse City is a notable exception even though three out of the big five radio groups up north subscribe to the books. Then again, ratings can be misleading, especially in smaller markets like Traverse City that still use paper diaries instead of personal people meters. Ad revenue is how a station succeeds up north. Since KLT is losing money now, one can wonder on how long they can last during its current state.

Hell, even their advertising page on their website is a joke. Heritage Rock with 3-decades of market leadership with adult fans of 70s & 80s Classic Rock along with mainstream New Rock. Ummmmmm.... "New Rock"? I just checked their playlist and the newest song on the list was "Lie To Me" by Jonny Lang, which came out in 1997. How about "a whole bunch of shitty white trash rock best suited for the assholes who live out in Manceltucky?" Makes perfect sense.

Personally, KLT is now as useless as tits on a bull. Yeah, their shtick was OK back in the 1990s when they were practically the only rock station in town (and they DID play SOME new rock, though it was pretty much what the local CHRs were playing), but with Rock 105/95-5, The Bear, Q100, Sirius/XM, Pandora, Slacker and other services out there, who needs KLT? Apparently, people who don't mind hearing Foreigner, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Boston and other other schlocky 1970s band that ever existed.

What might be even sadder is that according to one of my sources, the NBI/Blarney Castle deal fell through, which means that the Gokeys - who have owned KLT since 1983 - still own it, but they're phoning it in even more. Blarney Castle owns Q100 and had planned to merge that station's operations with KLT. Just imagine: no more Morning Trainwreck, Terri Ray or even Tom "RadioDudSTD" Devitt. But now, it's becoming less of a reality.

Oh, well. It's not 1995 anymore, and Rock 105/95-5 has bigger balls than they do.

 
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6.20.17 Co-Bee-otches of the Day: The Republican Party and Steve Harvey


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 163
Occupation: right-winged pricks
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: keeping secrets


Name: Broderick Steven Harvey
Age: 60
Occupation: too many
Last Seen: Los Angeles
Bee-otched For: dissing Flint


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The Repukes want a bill passed that nobody knows about except them.

Of course, the outcome can't all be that good.

Within the next 10 days, they want the newly-revised American Health Care Act to pass. However, they won't show a draft until Thursday. However, many speculate that by 2026, the bill will reduce those with health insurance and even jobs. Many are hoping that several moderate Republicans will veto the bill, especially in the senate. Even a few Republicans are upset that they haven't had access to the bill that would killed the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

But then, there's the Repukes here in Michigan, especially people like attorney general Bill Schuette.

Last week, the Michigan attorney general announced that several involved in the Flint water crisis will be charged for manslaughter since 16 people have died from drinking the water.

However, one person not charged was none other than the nerd himself, Rick Snyder.

As some of you know, when he was elected governor, Snyder assigned emergency managers to practically take over several towns, and Flint was one of them. Under his aegis, Flint switched its water supply from fresh Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River, which had been a dumping ground for Flint's factories for well over a century.

And that's allowed a certain comedian to make a joke in poor taste in regards to Flint's long-suffering residents.

On his radio show last week, Steve Harvey, pissed that his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers lost the NBA championship to the Golden State Warriors, dissed a caller from Flint who blasted the Cavs. Steve told the man "enjoy your brown glass of water". Needless to say, many are pissed that Harvey - who did a special show on the Flint water crisis on his Oprah wannabe daytime talk show last year - would ever piss off Flint, especially what's happened there.

So far, Harvey has said that the diss was only intended for the caller, and not the city of 102,000. Meanwhile, Flint's mayor, Karen Weaver has called Harvey's jab as something done in poor taste.

You know, this is what happens when Repukes get elected. The water gets polluted, we lose healthcare and a black comic with six TV shows disses a city that's struggled through a huge disaster for years. Ya know, why can't Shitty-er, Schuette charge the real villain, Snyder for all this? Oh, I know! BECAUSE HE'S AN ELITIST WHO WANTS TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR NEXT YEAR! Folks, we can't let this happen. We need to make Michigan blue again so our state can undo all the shit Snyder did.

As for Harvey, I think he owes Flint a sincere apology. He might not be able to do so because he's got way too many TV shows to host.

Maybe he'll apologize, but he ends up reading the wrong card.


 
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Monday, June 19, 2017

6.19.17 Bee-otch of the Day: NBC


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Name: The National Broadcasting Company
Age: 91
Occupation: media giant
Last Seen: New York City
Bee-otched For: still smacking their heads over Megyn Kelly


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If there's any good news for the Peacock Network, it's the fact that there's only a few more months until football season begins.

In the most-recent Nielsen ratings book, the abortion known as Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly didn't even make it into the top 25. The week before, the show debuted at #10, though a repeat of 60 Minutes fared much better in the ratings.

The show has been quite controversial since its debut three weeks ago. Last week, Kelly interviewed tin foil hat-wearing talk radio host Alex Jones, who claimed that the government played a role in the Sandy Hook shootings. Outrage came from some of the family members of the victims of that horrific tragedy, who claimed that NBC was capitalizing off of their family's grief.

So what does Kelly do for last Sunday's show? Interview Jones again.

When news came about Sunday's show, one NBC affiliate, WVIT in Hartford chose not to air it. The reason was because Newtown is in their coverage area (even though it's part of the New York market) and felt that it would be too inappropriate and hurting for Newtown viewers. It's worth noting that WVIT and Newtown's intended NBC affiliate WNBC are both NBC O&Os.

What's sad is that NBC is paying this cunt around $20 million and yet nobody's tuning in to her sensationalist bullshit on Sunday nights. This has got to be the worst idea NBC has thought up of since the disaster known as The Jay Leno Show some years ago. Going after Fox News' asshole viewers only alienates their loyal viewers and yep! advertisers as well.

So how long will NBC handle Kelly's bullshit? Plus, how will her soon-to-be-debuting third hour of Today fare in the ratings? When it comes to watching her show vs. two lesbians duking it out on The Jerry Springer Show, I think Springer is far more intelligent.

I wonder if any NBC execs bought themselves some rope yet. 


 
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

6.17.17 Weekend Mix



Metallica - Enter Sandman (Dirty Funker Remix)
Joe Stone featuring Montell Jordan - The Party
Andy Toth & Billy Love - Thrillseekers
Riva Starr, Dennis Cruz & Gene Farris - Play
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Ready For Action
Sandra - Hey Little Girl (King Chuck Remix)
Duke Dumont & Gorgon City featuring Naations - Real Life
Solardo - On the Corner
Galantis - Hunter (Mike Williams Remix)
Route 94 - House and Pressure
William Orbit - Purdy (Sunfreakz Remix)
Dillion Francis & DJ Snake - Get Low (Space Melody Remix)
Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl (Jack Mazzoni Remix)
Tiesto & KSHMR fearing Vassy - Secrets

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6.15.17 Bee-otch of the Day: WKLT


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Name: WKLT
Age: 38
Occupation: shitty rock station
Last Seen: Traverse City, MI
Bee-otched For: having no original bone in their body



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When I was a kid growing up in northern Michigan, I HATED KLT with the most severe of all passions.

It sickened me that kids in Detroit, Grand Rapids and other downstate towns had way better rock stations than me. Hell, sometimes I BEGGED my parents to take me to Detroit since I was too young for KLT and too old for 106.7 The Peak. Thankfully, The Zone came in 1998, but they spent its first two years on the air playing wuss music.

Yes, KLT was the lamest excuse for a rock station. It's owned by a family from North Dakota who only owns it for profit and the idiots who run it locally aim it towards the white trash losers who live up north. Of course, there's Terri Ray, who has been at KLT since 1984 and hosts the highly-predictable Meatless - er, I mean, Leetsville Cafe at noon, where the yokels who listen to the station can tell her to play the same shitty songs over and over.

Of course, there's too many reasons to hate KLT. Their morning show sucks and their afternoon host is a total dick who needs to be exposed. Tom Devitt has been at KLT for several years now and has worked for a few radio groups up north. As a matter of fact, he was the morning host at The Zone in the late 90s and his show was as lame as watching paint dry or waiting for the jurors of the Bill Cosby rape trial to make up their goddamned minds.

As I've mentioned a few times here and there, Devitt worked for several years at a crappy little station in Michigan's Thumb called 92.1 The Coyote. While there, he would pimp his shitty show called "Rabid Radio" on a popular message board that I used to frequent by hijacking threads with stupid messages like "how's Rabid Radio doing in the ratings?" or "I hear Rabid Radio is an awesome show", etc. His username, BTW was "radiostudtd", which was one of the worst usernames I've ever heard of. So, I outed him on this very website, back in the days when I didn't archive much. Needless to say, he sent me a nasty email talking about the fact that he had his own house, got laid once in a while, etc. Apparently, because of me, his bosses got word of his shenanigans and was almost canned. So, he wanted to get even with me and *allegedly* created several fake profiles on that message board and hijacked several of my threads. Even worse, the fellow posters got on his side, so I quit.

Since then, Dipshit has moved back to northern Michigan, namely the Petoskey area and worked at classic rocker The Bear for a while before coming to KLT where he was one of the co-hosts of their shitty Afternoon Trainwreck show. He also helps run their sister station, ESPN Up North 106.7/105.5 where he hosts a High School sports show.

But yes, Dimwit has shown time after time that he's anything but talented. Recently, Smitty. afternoon host at rival Rock 105/95-5 pointed out that Devitt's been ripping him off. Case in point? Listen now.

Needless to say, Smitty posted this on his Facebook page and Tom was nice enough to post on there that he was going to be coming to Traverse City (he does his show from Petoskey, apparently) to confront him. The message has since been deleted. But still, this battle is fun to watch.

You know, it's sad that Blarney Stone, which owns Q100 out of Grayling was supposed to own KLT and its sisters by now, and last I heard, the deal hit a snag since it's a three-way sale (106.7 should be going to Baraga Broadcasting). I'll betcha if Blarney Stone owned KLT outright by now, most of the airstaff would have been shown the door.

Personally, I wished northern Michigan had a station like Rock 105/95-5 20 years ago. KLT would be their bitch and quite frankly, they are today now that 95.5 is back to the simulcast. Now that Omelette is gone and their current morning show is even worse, IS there a reason to listen to KLT anymore? Let's not forget Sirius, Pandora and the rest.

KLT: sticking our heads in our asses since 1982.



 
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6.14.17 Bee-otch of the Day: The Republican Party


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Name: The Republican Party
Age: 163
Occupation: America's right wing
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: getting fucked over their own laws



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Today, shots rang out in Washington. The targets were people who actually supported gun laws.

Five people, including Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise were shot at a baseball field while practicing for tomorrow's yearly charity game between Republicans and Democrats. The majority whip is in critical condition and is expected to survive. Scalise made headlines in 2014 when it was announced that he spoke at a KKK rally in 2002 and he didn't know about it.

The shooter was 66-year-old James Hodgkinson from Belleville, IL, whom many who knew him called a "passionate progressive". He often used social media, namely Facebook to vent about Drumpf and even told his readers that it was "time to destroy Trump and Co." and to "terminate the Republican party". He was a huge supporter of Bernie Sanders, who condemned today's attack by saying that violence had no place in today's society.

Hodgkinson had been living in his car just blocks away from the baseball field where he opened fire. Security opened fire back, killing him. Now, the FBI is looking into Hodgkinson's motives.

Scalise was the first congressman shot since Gabrielle Giffords in 2011. Since then, Giffords - who was left mentally disabled from the shooting - has been a supporter of stronger gun laws in America.

The sad thing is that what James Hodgkinson did was sickening. Most progressives are anti-gun, yet for some reason, he decided to put himself in the same category as the mullet-headed, tobacco-chewing, flannel-wearing white trash gun nuts that support the NRA. But who knows? He might have been just fighting fire with fire. There are such things as liberal terrorists. Just Google "Weather Underground" (not the weather website, but rather the militant leftists headed by Bill Ayers).

But in the end, our country is the most-violent in the world because of our moronic views on guns. There's more murders here than most other nations because of people who think that the Second Amendment is more important than the First Amendment.

So, I wonder if Scalise and other Repukes will realize that even their own are hunted? The answer is yes. Granted, most progressives don't go out shooting, but some may end up taking Hodgkinson's lead. If Scalise didn't have security, he'd be dead by now. The truth is, the Repukes did it to themselves. If they don't shape up, there will be more casualties.

They've been warned. But as long as the NRA is sucking their cocks, nothing will happen.

 
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6.13.17 Bee-otch of the Day: NBC


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Name: The National Broadcasting Company
Age: 91
Occupation: media giant
Last Seen: New York City
Bee-otched For: making a horrible bet with Megyn Kelly



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So, NBC, how's your attempt of transforming your news division into a Fox News Channel wannabe working out for ya?

Apparently, not good.

The Peacock Network should be holding their heads in shame over the fact that their overhyped Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly has been a ratings dud so far. Last week, the show got its ass handed to them in the ratings by a REPEAT of 60 Minutes. Yes, a repeat over a new show that had the skank ho interviewing Russian president Vladimir Putin.

But things, as it appears are getting worse.

I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos Sunday night when I decided to switch it over to NBC for a second. It was something far less intelligent than a man getting hit in the nuts with a baseball: Alex Jones blabbing his mouth off. I smacked my head against the table thinking that a psychopathic asshole like Jones would ever be considered news material, so I flipped it back to ABC.

Needless to say, many wanted to shoot the TV when Jones' face was taking up the screen.

During the interview, Jones claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and a government conspiracy. Twenty children and six teachers were murdered by Adam Lanza, a young man with mental issues. Since the interview, Kelly has been dropped from a benefit for Sandy Hook families and some of the families of children murdered at the school have been outraged at NBC for shining a light on the kooky talk radio host.

The tragedy is, is that soon, NBC will replace the third hour of Today, aka Today's Take with a crappy, yenta chat show hosted by Kelly. Really, NBC?

Look, NBC is asking for trouble by over-publicizing the fact that they're getting more conservative so parent Comcast can better urge our government for them to take control of the internet. In the end, it's not gonna work. Already, Megyn Kelly has shown that her Sunday night show is a complete abortion getting its ass handed to them in the ratings by reruns. The fact that Kelly put her little spotlight on a douchebag wackjob who lost custody of his kids because of his moronic views shows how low NBC has gotten.

Thanks, but RT, a network owned by the Russians is becoming more credible these days.

 
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Monday, June 12, 2017

6.12.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Eddie Lampert


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Name: Eddie Lampert
Age: 54
Occupation: CEO of Sears and Kmart
Last Seen: Chicago
Bee-otched For: being a pure failure



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As a kid growing up in northern Michigan in the 1980s, a trip to Cherryland Mall was magical, at least most of the time.

From its opening in 1977 to 1992, it was northern Michigan's biggest mall. It was tiny comparing to other malls elsewhere, but it was our mall. It had four anchors: Sears, Kmart, Pringe's (now Younker's) and Tom's Food Market plus about 50 stores. As a kid, I remembered such stores as Circus World (a toy store), Id (a women's clothing store), Camelot Music, Tape World (after all, this was the 80s) and oh, yes, Mr. Bulky's, which sold bulk candies and nuts and Aladdin's Castle, the video arcade.

One of my fondest memories
 of Cherryland was when I was back-to-school shopping with my mom and I wanted Reebok Pumps. Foot Locker was there and she pulled me out of the store, telling me, "no, we're going HERE." "Here" was Kinney Shoes, which sold no-name crap. I reluctantly said that the crappy shoes mom bought me were cool and yes, the high school kids on my bus where nice enough to make fun of the cheap-assed shoes that broke apart after a few weeks after I started wearing them.

Well, Kinney's days were thankfully ending in Traverse City.

In 1992, Grand Traverse Mall opened up the road with Target, Hudson's (now Macy's) and JCPenney, which moved from its downtown location since the 1920s. They eventually added a TJ Maxx as its fourth anchor.

Grand Traverse Mall had everything Cherryland didn't: a food court with a carousel, an eight-screen movie theater (later grown to nine), more stores and a much-bigger arcade, Pocket Change. The only thing Cherryland had that Grand Traverse didn't have was a supermarket and water fountains.

Cherryland spent most of the 90s seeing all of their old stores moving to Grand Traverse Mall and becoming a sea of celled-up storefronts and mom-n-pop stores selling everything from fossilized rocks to Catholic reading materials. If the Steph Lawlesses, Ace's Adventures and Dan Bells were around back then, Cherryland would have been a dream for them.

Finally, in 1999, the mall's owners gave up and converted Cherryland into a power center, which was basically an outdoor mall. Sears, Tom's, Kmart and Younker's all stayed. One store, Fashion Bug even migrated from Grand Traverse Mall into the newly-rechristened Cherryland Center. Other stores added to Cherryland included Bath and Body Works, Quizno's Subs,, Payless Shoes, Gamestop and at one point, even a Sam Goody.

But despite their makeover, Cherryland has not much to celebrate.

Since their 1999 remodel, Cherryland Center has never been at 100% capacity. In 2010, Cherryland was foreclosed and taken over by a bank. They also lost Tom's, but it was eventually taken over as a Big Lots. Cherryland is now owned by Kumar Vemulapalli, who bought the mall in 2013 for $3 million. He owned several dilapidated properties in the Flint area; one building, Genesee Towers was imploded in 2013 after it was condemned by the city.

Now, Cherryland is about to lose one of its oldest and most-trusted tenants: Kmart.

After over 40 years, Kmart will be closing their Cherryland location in September. It's one of 66 stores that the retailer is closing and one of three here in Michigan, all up north. The other two locations are in Cheboygan and West Branch.

Recently, the chain closed their other Traverse City area location in Acme. When the Cherryland Kmart closes, people looking for that Blue Light Special will now have to drive all the way to Charlevoix or Grayling, two towns far, far away from Meijer or Walmart. Here in Grand Rapids, we have to drive all the way to either Greenville or Hastings.

It's all part of the mismanagement of the chain by Eddie Lampert, the billionaire businessman whose antics have made it so that many speculate that by year's end, Sears and Kmart will be forever shuttered and Cherryland will now have TWO giant spaces to fill. In recent years, Sears and Kmart have been struggling with everything from competition from Walmart and online retailers to the fact that most of their stores look like they haven't been updated since they introduced the logo that's a red K with a white cursive Mart inside the K.

The point is, this is the world of capitalism. If you own a business that sells a quality product at a fair price, people will shop there. If you have a business that's well-organized and treats their employees well, then you deserve to make millions and even more. Sadly, that doesn't describe Eddie Lampert to a tee and now, Sears and Kmart may be closing by the end of 2017.

As for Cherryland, God only knows what will happen there. Hell, I'd like to know what will happen to Kmart's Acme location. As for Grand Rapids, that's a good question, though my former Kmart - which closed before I came here in 2002 - is now a Burlington Coat Factory.

Put a good thing in somebody good's hands and you'll get good results. If not, well, look at Sears and Kmart.

 
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

6.10.17 Weekend Mix



Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (Prodigy Remix)
Marlena Shaw - California Soul (A Skillz Remix)
Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson - Symphony (MK Remix)
Jonas Blue featuring William Singe - Mama (Jason Reilly Remix)
Yellow Claw/DJ Snake/Elliphant - Good Day (Das Beachouse Remix)
House of Pain - Jump Around (Stranger Danger Remix)
Dealirium - Dundee
Jay Hardway - Pineapple
Phantogram - Same Old Blues (Cat Solo Remix)
Skrillex and Habstrakt - Chicken Soup
Fedde Le Grande and D.O.D. - Love is Gonna Get You
Dash Berlin - Coming Home
KSHMR and Crossroads featuring Micky Blue - Back To Me
Run DMC Vs. Jason Nevins - It's Like That

Thursday, June 8, 2017

6.8.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Trinity Broadcasting Network


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Name: Trinity Broadcasting Network
Age: 44
Occupation: holy roller wannabes
Last Seen: Santa Ana, CA
Bee-otched For: forcing to give closure to a horrific tragedy



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The biggest waste of electricity in the history of television now has $2 million less in its bank account.

The Trinity Broadcasting Network was order to pay that sum yesterday by a court to Carra Crouch, the granddaughter of network founders Paul and Jan Crouch. In 2006, Crouch, then 13 was in a hotel room in Atlanta for a TBN conference. Then, a 30-year-old TBN employee coerced himself into her room with a bottle of wine. Later, while with Crouch, the man slipped in a date rape drug and Crouch passed out. She woke up later in immense pain and blood surrounding her naked body. The TBN employee was cuddled next to her. She ran into the bathroom, screaming for him to get out, which he did.

Carra later told her grandmother, Jan Crouch about the rape. Her response? She told her that the rape was her fault. Um, yeah. Like a 13-year-old girl knows how to protect herself from sexual predators. But then again, when a woman gets raped, it's NEVER her fault.

In the case of Crouch's rapist, he was never thrown in jail. As a matter of fact, Jan Crouch should have alerted the authorities, but did not. All TBN did to the asshole was fire him.

The situation regarding Carra Crouch's rape has definitely helped fuel the family feud in the Crouch family. Carra's rape was revealed by her sister, Brittany Koper (seen above with Paul and Jan plus her husband, Michael), who has long alleged that TBN had been mishandling money and cheating on their taxes. Both Brittany and Michael worked for TBN but were fired after she wrote a memo to her grandfather addressing the network's use of expenses, such as houses, jet planes and even a house for Paul and Jan's dogs. 

TBN, of course is the 24/7 cable network that airs a myriad of crooked televangelists such as Joel Osteen, John Hagee, Creflo Dollar, Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and T.D. Jakes. Many of TBN's hosts have been under the microscope for using their viewers' monies for luxurious items like houses and planes. Of course, they claim that all this was ministry property and the hosts were living there for free.

But the good news is that Carra Crouch has closure and will now have a chunk of the change TBN makes. What Jan Crouch - who along with Paul have thankfully passed on - did all those years ago to young Carra is inexcusable. Then again, TBN is no stranger to legal troubles, either. After all, they paid a man $400,000 out of court who claimed that he lost his job because Paul forced him to have sex with him. Maybe this heartbreaking experience will force TBN into realizing that Jesus was right after all.

It's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to go to Heaven.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6.7.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Jim Bakker


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Name: Jim Bakker
Age: 77
Occupation: snake oil salesman
Last Seen: Branson, MO
Bee-otched For: blaming Ariana Grande for terrorism



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One of the biggest reasons why I'm not a huge fan of organized religion is proving to the world that he needs to keep his yapper shut.

On a recent program, televangelist Jim Bakker told his audience of wackjobs that the victims of last month's bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England "literally invited" the attack. Part of the problem, he says was that the concert was part of Grande's "Dangerous Woman" tour and that the victims "almost cursed themselves". Beforehand, the convicted felon told his audience how angry he was at millennials walking out on speeches read by Drumpf and vice president Mike Pence.

So what does Bakker do? He reads out of his King James Bible Galatians 6:7: "Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

This coming from a man who totally ignored Mark 10:25, which threw him into the clink.

It's sad that this asshole stole MILLIONS from his fans over the years and lived in luxurious homes and such. Yet, it was HE who ignored the word of God by doing so. Not only that, he still owes the IRS $6 MILLION and his current "ministry" is actually run by his buddies because of his tax problems.

I know, God forgives, but for Bakker to trash young people because of they don't support a man who wants to fuck up healthcare and probably even raise college tuition, plus thumb his nose at the victims of such a horrific disaster shows how much of an asshole he really is. Even worse, people actually support his bullshit. The sad thing is that there's churches that are failing and they actually help people, yet all he does is tell the world that the apocalypse is upon is and we must buy his $200 buckets of slop when the zombies start to come out and play.

So who is mocking God, now?

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