Thursday, September 24, 2009

I bet Oprah didn't plan this one for her book list.

None the less, Mackenzie Phillips' new book, "High on Arrival," is sure to be a bestseller.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sad, how something so innocent can ruin your life.

An Arizona couple experiences this nightmare for simply taking pictures of their kids in the bathtub.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Show canceled

Until further notice, I an canceling the show on

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Golden Hydrant Award for September 18th, 2009

Segregate school busses? I know this blowhard would get this award before long.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Golden Hydrant Award for September 16th, 2009

What's more disturbing than the race card? When some old white guy plays it.

A woman's right to go topless... Why not?

For years, a small group of women has fought for this right

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Golden Hydrant Award for September 14th, 2009

This jackass gives rap and hip-hop a bad name...

Come on, whats a little noise?

Folks in a St. Paul neighborhood are upset because they can hear the PA announcer from the new UofM stadium... From 2 miles away!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My take on the president's heath care reform speech

Ok... I drink the Kool-Aid... I admit it... But he did answer the questions that needed to be addressed.

9/12/09 - Saturday Night with John Shannon

I'm feeling much better and ready to unload with a barrage of topics, starting with a subject over 40% of the male population will appreciate...


More specifically, if American women were more free to go topless in public, would men, in time, be less likely to ogle?

Also, is it wrong for someone to refuse to date a person solely based on race?

Plus, the latest on the health care reform debate, including a presidential visit to Minneapolis.

All this and any other random thought. Your calls are welcome.

6pm EDT/3pm PDT

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obama lets the dogs out

In what was possibly the most dramatic and to the point speech the president has made in his short tenure, he made it clear that the era of games and politics in the health care reform debate was over.

"The time for bickering is over," he said. "The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action."

"I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last," he added.

Obama addressed the controversial idea of a public option for coverage, reiterating that it would be a very small part of the overall plan and that "not a dime" of any public plan would be added to the deficit.

The president made it clear that he would "call out" any detractor that continued to use lies and scare tactics to derail reform.

From my perspective, the president nailed this speech. I could have done without the reference to to the late Senator Kennedy that he used toward the end. Other than that, lights out.

I'll have more thoughts on this tomorrow...


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009

White House: public health care plan is negotiable

Original AP story here...

Either White House staff are not on the same page as the President, which has happened before, or we are seeing some major waffling on the issue. Either way, I'm sure getting a little tired of all the political wrangling on what should be a no brainer.

I don't see any way to make the insurance companies compete other than bringing some not for profit entity into the mix. Now whether that's a public option or some form of a cooperative, the point is heath insurance needs to be affordable and available to all, or all of this has been a complete waste of time.

A long time ago, I was on the bandwagon for mandatory health insurance. This would bring a huge sector of the population into the pool and thus lowering costs for everybody. I still think this is an option, but without the public plan or a co-op, the insurance companies would still keep rates high, claiming the increased cost of covering high risk patients.

This Wednesday, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on the heath care issue. There are some that say he has not shown enough leadership on health care reform. This will be his time to shine like never before as this will be the defining moment of his presidency.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

No show tonight.

I'm feeling a little unber the weather this week, so this week's show will be posponend.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Relationships aint easy.

I find myself in the strange position of talking about relationships. You see, with as many failed relationships as I've had, fact is I've actually learned a couple of things about what to do and more importantly, what not to do in order to maintain a healthy, fulfilling relationship.

One thing I strongly believe is that if you're one who likes to keep score in a relationship, you are doomed to failure. I have yet to see a relationship where each partner meets exactly in the middle. It may not seem fair, but since when is life completely fair? In my opinion, if you are truly in love with someone, you will give of yourself until it hurts, then you'll give a little more. And never should there be a time where you say he/she is not giving in return.

With any relationship, there is a reason you decided to go beyond just dating and realized that you wanted to share your life with that person. And if things start going south, you need to look back at what brought you together to begin with.

Lori and I have had our ups and downs. She's moved away from friends and family in order to join me in Texas. She's put up with my impatience in the taxi business. Through it all, she's stood by me, again without keeping score. Because she knows, as do I, that we look forward to spending the rest of our lives as one.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Saturday Night with John Shannon - This Week's Show

When Rodney King was beaten by LA cops back in 1991 there was a huge uproar, not only in the black community, but by Americans in general. So why is it 18 years later when another black man is beaten down by Minneapolis police, you barely hear a whimper from any community leaders? This and much more...

This Saturday, 5pm CDT...