Sunday, April 30, 2006


Produced by Mark Vance? I've never had a clue as to what a producer does. Is this the person in charge of making sure the "STAR" has fresh coffee, juice, or snacks? Somebody, please, fill me in on just what a producer does. Personally, I think the producer empties the waste baskets and does the call screening, but I could be wrong. Educate me.

Ok, listen up, folks. On tonight's edition of The Andrea Shea-King Show, Andrea will be interviewing Col David Hunt and the chairman of, Doug Wilson. Both are going to be good interviews, but I'm mostly interested in Col Hunt's interview because Andrea and Mark had him on their show last week--the show where they let Mark talk--and Hunt had a lot of controversial things to say about Rumsfeld, most of which I agree with, I'm sad to say.

It's Sunday night and I know you've got nothing better to do, so tune to Andrea's show, which is produced by Mark Vance, and get educated about your world.

You can listen to Andrea's show via the web by clicking here. It's simple: If it's 9PM EST, Andrea's on the air!!! Of course, Mark will be making coffee and cleaning up.

PS: If you call 1-800-329-5858, Mark will screen your call and put you on the air with Andrea. Trust me, he will. And if you're extra nice to him, he'll give you a guided tour of his sailboat.

If only I had his life.


Friday, April 28, 2006


From Foxnews, which will cover the story at 4 PM PST--Shep Smith. Foxnews said the arrest was in connection to the drug investigation that's been on-going.

I don't know if Fox is hyping this story out of proportion, but this is what Newsmax is reporting. USATODAY.

However the story pans out, Monday's show ought to be a barnburner.

This is one of my favorite pics of Rush. Aaron at Lifelike Pundits has an excellent one posted, too.



Arcelia Lopez, a juror who voted to convict Hamid Hayat on terrorism charges, now says she did not agree with the verdict and only voted for conviction because she was coerced by other jurors.

I don't know if it matters what she says now, but she has lots to say about what happened in the jury room during deliberations. From the Sacramento Bee: (reg req)

"I cried several times during deliberations," Lopez says in the affidavit. "My health and physical well-being were being affected by the pressure from the other jurors to change my vote.

"I was emotional during the reading of the verdict and when the jury was polled I responded to the court that I agreed with the verdict," Lopez says in the affidavit submitted to U.S. District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr.

"In fact, I did not. I never believed Hamid Hayat was guilty. My fellow jurors knew it, and as a result of changing my vote, a unanimous verdict was reached. I deeply regret my decision."

She continues with these allegations about jury foreman, Mr. Cote:

Lopez, a Sacramento nurse, says in the affidavit that, on more than one occasion, she saw Cote gesture as if he was tying a rope around his neck and pulling it tight and then say, "Hang him," in reference to Hayat.

"Mr. Cote continued to make this gesture many times throughout the trial inside the jury room while communicating with fellow jurors," Lopez says.

She said Cote, a military veteran and retired salesman from Folsom, was "being openly unfair about his position in discussion with fellow jurors."

The jury foreman countered with this:

"The woman's delusional," Cote said in a telephone interview late Thursday. "I don't recall doing anything like that," he said of the hanging gesture. "It would be highly inappropriate."

Read the Sacramento Bee story here.



On today's show, Andrea and Mark will be interviewing Judge Andrew Napolitano. He's a no-nonsense kinda guy, so this should be a good interview. (Ask if he's writing another book)

And, this evening, Andrea and Mark will be hosting a screening of "UNITED 93" in Melbourne, Florida. They had so many people request tickets, the theatre had to give them their own screen.

They'll be covering many other topics and taking your calls at 1-800-648-1437. Tell 'em I sent ya.

Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance--Constitutional Public Radio--3 PM EST.


Wednesday, April 26, 2006


That's the big question and I fear the answer is, "absolutely not." As long as the power brokers in the democratic party focus on bringing Bush down, in an effort to regain their power, we are doomed.

"United we stand, divided we fall" really has meaning. In today's world, it's the difference between the USA surviving or failing, and the terrorists know it. General Giap, anyone?

As I see it, the best thing the terrorists have going for them is the democratic party and the MSM. OBL probably sits around pinching himself because he thinks he's dreaming. What a gift the Dems and the MSM are to the terrorists' cause.

If the dems were to come across the aisle and become real Americans again, share that common ground of years past, there would be nothing we couldn't accomplish. Nothing. However, the dems won't be coming across the aisle anytime soon--it's not in their playbook this season.

Watching the news each day and seeing terrorist attack after terrorist attack, one can get desensitized to the horror of it all, and then the focus is lost. I know many of you have seen this Flash presentation before, but it will put the terrorists' past deeds in perspective and give you an idea of what they have planned for the future. View what they've done in the world from 1998--2006 and extrapolate from there. It's worth another look and it's worth passing on to others.

The meter's running....


Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Like father, like son. Sorry, not today.

Hamid Hayat was found guilty on all counts against him. Earlier in the day everyone was shocked to hear that his father's trial was declared a mistrial. By the way, you heard that news first on Constitutional Public Radio. They even scooped Fox on that one.

Anyway, daddy may get off but sonny boy is going to the slammer where he belongs.

"The six man, six woman jury was in its ninth day of deliberations, when at 3:20 this afternoon they sent a note to Judge Garland E. Burrell saying they had a unanimous verdict.

The 23-year-old Hayat was charged with providing material support to terrorists and three counts of lying to federal investigators. Hayat appeared to have little reaction as he listened to the verdict through an interpreter."

Channel 10 has coverage here. Sacramento Bee has some here. (reg req)
Michelle Malkin here.



The Lodi terror trial involving Umer Hayat has been declared a mistrial. The jurors were unable to agree one way or another.

"At 10 a.m. jurors sent in a note saying they were hopelessly deadlocked in their deliberations. The eight women and four men returned to court and forewoman Deborah Kiriu said the panel was deadlocked. Judge Garland E. Burrell asked if it was reasonably possible for them to reach a verdict if they continued deliberating, and Kiriu said no."

This is troubling. Read the story here.

Michelle Malkin is on it too.
Sacramento Bee story here. (reg req)



Thirdwave under canopy at Kankakee, Illinois. A thing of beauty, huh? I was on leave from Fort Ord back in July, 1976.

What the hell, here's another one.

I'm over at Lucky Dawg News today. Later tater.


Saturday, April 22, 2006


On Friday's Constitutional Public Radio show, Andrea and Mark hit the ball out of the park. More on that in a minute. First I want to address the big question that everyone's asking: Why no coverage on Hannity and Colmes Friday night?

After listening to CPR Friday I couldn't wait for the H & C piece in the evening, and was quite surprised that it never happened. So, I started searching forJohn Noonan (Op-For) and got lucky, because he was at LAX with an internet connection while waiting for his flight to DC for the Milblogger conference. We swapped several emails (5).

He, too, was surprised, and was just hearing about it from me. Buzz Patterson put that info out there, so something must have happened because you know we can trust what this guy says. John said he would ask Buzz personally the next day at the conference. True to his word, he emailed me first thing in the morning after he got some confirmation.

Before he was able to get with Buzz, SMASH informed him that H & C are planning to go with the story this week. Well, actually, Hannity will be driving the story, while Alan points to this as evidence that Hilton is a very fine and upstanding corporation--read the opening paragraph and if that doesn't make you ill, nothing will. John didn't know if they'd be going with the show Monday or what. I called Fox News (NY) many times Sunday but couldn't get them to connect me with someone with an actual pulse--just voicemail. Maybe those of you with the connections (Andrea and Mark) can get to a real person and find out.

A quick note about the Milblogger Conference. It looks like it was a great success. Go to Op-For and read, then follow the links from there. Come Monday morning there will be tons of after-action reports about the conf. One story out of DC that can be confirmed, is that Fran O'Brien's bar sales for Friday and Saturday night were over and above last years at this time. Hmmm.

It's 3:30 in the morning pst; Kitty over at Kitty Litter just emailed me from the east coast to let me know she's out of bed. Anytime that happens, you know it's time to get to bed, but first a few notes regarding Andrea and Mark's radio show on Friday.

I can't say enough about these folks. Both of them are on the frontlines fighting for this country everyday. To give you an idea, here's how Friday's show happened:

I read John's post at Op-For early in the morning. I emailed Andrea to let her know. She was on the phone to me from Florida a few minutes later. I pointed her to John's post and gave her a few other details, and from that they changed their entire two hour program and went with the Fran O'Brien story. And, in the meantime, they secured an on-air interview with Marty O'Brien, which, by the way, went very well. I was amazed at how calm the man was.

After the show was aired, many have requested a podcast. John Noonan of Op-For was the first to request one from LAX Friday evening, and I think John Rubbery of Marathon Pundit out of Morton Grove (Chicago) was the second to inquire. Kitty emailed that she missed the show and I know she wants to hear it and post it. I went to Andrea's site (scroll) but it looks like she only podcasts for her Sunday show. Maybe she'll be able to make an exception so everyone can post it.

I urge everyone to tune in to the show today, 3-5 pm est, and you can do so by simply clicking here. You won't hear much, if anything, in the MSM about Fran O'Brien's, the Milblogger Conference, or the symposium about Islamic Jihad that will be taking place in DC later this week. But, you can bet your bippy you'll hear all about these things on CPR. Just to mention, they have some very interesting guests (right margin) on the show this week, including Col. David Hunt.

More about the symposium on Islamic Jihad coming soon. From all accounts, this will be a bombshell event and the MSM won't be covering it, either. I'm sure Andrea and Mark will make mention of it today. Ok, that is all.

Goodnight, Kitty.

PS: It might be free, but you can have this BLOGGER platform.


Friday, April 21, 2006



UPDATE II: Andrea just emailed me and she secured an interview with Marty O'Brien, owner of Fran O'Brien's, for today's show at 4:05 pm est. Don't miss this one.

The latest news about Fran O'Brien's vs Hilton Corporation is posted at Lucky Dawg News.

This will not be Hilton's finest hour.


Thursday, April 20, 2006


For the next 5 days or so I'll be posting at Lucky Dawg News. I'll probably be doing a few posts here, too. Chris is taking a short vacation and will be attending this weekend's NASCAR race, so stop over there and see what's going on.

Today's post.


Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Today I was surprised, and pleased, to hear this subject brought up again. I posted about it back in December and included a video commercial. It's nice to have the best toys. American Made!!


Monday, April 17, 2006


Broadcasting from Florida's spacecoast on AM 1510, WWBC via the web, M-F 3-5 PM EST. It's "CPR" for the heart of America.

The show stars Andrea Shea King and Mark Vance, and together they hit all the hot topics of the day. They have great guests, too. This show doesn't gloss over topics and move on to something else; they get down to the nuts and bolts of an issue until all angles are covered. And, just to be sure, they'll throw in some historical perspective, as well.

If that's not enough for you, Andrea flies solo on Sunday nights--The Andrea Shea King Show--produced by Mark Vance, 9-11 PM EST, via the web on AM 580, WBDO. If you're not listening to her show, you should be--it's a requirement.
Because sometimes I'm an idiot, I had to correct this post. Sorry, Andrea and Mark!! And don't forget



Day by Day is the perfect cartoon strip for the Hilton controversy. I was wondering if he'd be doing something on it or not; he did, and it's a good one.


Friday, April 14, 2006


Andi's World has the latest information regarding Fran O'Brien's closure. The Capital Hilton's general manager contacted the blog and did an interview. And, because there are lots of other questions out there, the GM has agreed to answer yours, as well.

There is no doubt that this has come about because of the pressure brought forth by the blogging community. However, it appears that we lost this battle but I think we won the war.

Go to Andi's World to get all the details.

NOTE: This issue isn't completely over with yet, but we made huge progress with it today. I would like to thank all the bloggers who posted about Fran's--it made all the difference in the world. And special thanks to Andrea and Mark of The Andrea Shea King Show in Florida, for taking the time to mention it on their show Friday. (Andrea, I used to live in Titusville) You can tune into her show via the web M-F here, and on Sunday nights here. She's good, and Mark ain't half bad, either.


Thursday, April 13, 2006


Buzz Patterson contacted Greyhawk last night asking for help. Apparently, Fran O'Brien's Steak House in Washington, D. C., has been told that they are to shut down operations and be out of the location by the end of April. That's a little over two weeks from now.

If you're not familiar with Fran O'Brien's, let me fill you in a bit. First, if we gave Medals of Honor for troop support beyond the call of duty, the owners of this restaurant would certainly get one, or two.

For the last 2 1/2 years, they have opened their doors to our wounded from Walter Reed and Bethesda each Friday night. Not only do the servicemen and women get treated to dinner and drinks, they are able to bring their families, too. Fran O'Brien's picks up the whole tab. One of the owners, Hal, came up with the idea as a way to give back to those wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The place is packed each Friday night.

Now, the reason for Fran's being shut down is not clear, and the owner of the property, Hilton Corporation, won't say. But this snippet from an email posted at Mudville sheds some light on the matter. Prepare to be pissed off after you read it:

"Well I received this message (below) from Jack Cunningham, and I couldn't believe it. I was last in Hal's on St. Patrick's Day, and Hal didn't mention his difficulties to me then. I just called Hal and he confirmed for me this report is TRUE. Hilton has terminated his lease and the restaurant has been ordered closed on April 31 (just over TWO WEEKS from now). Apparently Hal's support of our wounded veterans is playing a MAJOR part in Hilton's decision to shut him down. Part of it is that Hilton has refused to put in wheelchair access to the restaurant and their concern over liability if one of the amputees should be injured in the restaurant."

You simply have to read the whole post. Op-For is calling out for support, too. Jack at Irish Pennants makes his feelings clear. Pat at Brainster is on the job. Also, read the comments at Op-For. This is beginning to show up all over the internet and soon I'm sure it will be on outlets like Hannity and Colmes. The MSM won't find this story worthy of their attention.

Here's the the contact numbers--be polite:

*Dan Boyle (212) 838-1558

Brian Kellaher (202) 393-1000* Update: Ask for ext 5758--it will connect you with his sec.

Remember, when you contact these idiots, keep in mind that Hilton has many other business interests, too. Mention them.

Hilton properties include the following:

Hilton, Conrad Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inns, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Doubletree Inn.
Real American patriots won't let this stand, nor will they ever spend another dime in a Hilton property as long as this continues. Make yourself heard!! Start blogging, emailing, and calling. Now!!


Wednesday, April 12, 2006


One of the most popular and effective pro-troop blogs, The Officers' Club, is no longer, kaput! But the good news is, they just moved to a bigger platform and with a new name: Op-For.

The reason for the change is explained in their first post. The new site is huge compared to their old Blogger site, and it features podcasting, as well.

So, if you're not reading Op-For, you should be. Blogroll them today.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006


45 years ago our nation was in turmoil. It looked like the beginning of the end. But, when everyone is on the same page, republicans and democrats alike, holding common ground and fighting for our nation's interest, there is nothing we can't accomplish. The sky's the limit. Sadly, this is not the case today, and because of that we're losing at everything, as well as losing our country.

31 years ago we found ourselves in turmoil yet again. This time, as a nation, we lost, and you can thank the likes of Jane Fonda and John Kerry for it. I'm sure they're proud. If you'd like to email one of these traitors, you can do so here.



It was a long day so you're clanking a few after work. You work hard and you deserve it. Right? So relax, savor the moment. It ain't gonna kill ya.

Hat tip to Vic Pomel--Arizona


Saturday, April 08, 2006


..."stories that are too good to check."

Jim Clancy reported a whopper of a story about President Bush, then CNN had to do an on-air correction.

I'm confused, though. Is this true or not? Because this is all Chrissy Matthews can talk about over at MSNBC.


Friday, April 07, 2006


I missed the first one on purpose, but not the second. Fandango!!

Hat Tip to Robert in GR.


Sunday, April 02, 2006


10 years ago the Unabomber was put out of business. He began his bombing career through the use of the U.S. Postal Service in 1978, striking twice in the Sacramento area, killing two men.

The end came when one of his family members in the Chicago area--Marathon Pundit country--began to have suspicions and notified the FBI. Not long after the FBI got involved, the ex-UC Berkeley math professor was in cuffs and on his way back to Sacramento.

The Unabomber: Brought to you courtesy of the S.F. Bay Area--working towards the destruction of America since the 1960s.

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