Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Cincinnati gets several more religious radio stations

It's become impossible to quantify how much religion there is on the Cincinnati radio dial - but to be fair, Cincinnati isn't alone in this regard.

On Sunday, the ClassX simulcast group switched its format from classic rock to "Christian classic hits." The stations consist of noncommercial FM's in Miamitown, Crittenden, and Waynesville, plus 2 low-power FM's.

The stations' owner had said that ClassX would be switching to a format that no other Cincinnati stations had - but there were already too many religious stations to count. Some of them air music, and some of them air right-wing garbledygoop, but in total, there were a surprisingly high number of religious stations for there being such a limited amount of space on the dial.

This reams a gargantuan Bazooka hole through the bleatings of those who claim the far-right 1996 Telecommunications Act made broadcast content more diverse.

(Source: https://radioinsight.com/headlines/176293/no-more-classx-in-cincinnati)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dude looks like a celebrity look-alike...

Today I went to the Bubble Gum Doctor, and in the waiting room, I saw a guy who strongly resembled Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Bevin booed off stage at Hillbilly Days

Matt Bevin is an absolute buffoon.

At the annual Hillbilly Days festival in Pikeville this weekend, Bevin - now ranked as the most unpopular governor in America - gave a speech during which the crowd booed him throughout.

As the audience jeered, Bevin kept comparing himself to Jesus.

You're an idiot, Matt.

(Source: https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/13/gop-gov-matt-bevin-gets-booed-off-the-stage-at-hillbilly-days-in-kentucky.html)

Friday, April 12, 2019

New York City bans testing job applicants for marijuana

It's about damn time!

When the Reagan regime began strongly encouraging drug testing by employers, some said it would be only a matter of time before states and cities would pass a law against it. Now it's finally happened - to an extent.

In New York City, City Council has just approved by a vote of 40 to 4 a measure that would prohibit most employers from requiring job applicants to be tested for marijuana use. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign it into law. Experts can't find any other places in America with a law like this.

This law will affect public and private employers, though a few sensitive occupations are exempted. It also doesn't apply if workers appear to be under the influence at work.

But the law is broad enough to protect many workers - perhaps millions.

Still, Big Business groups complain that this bill is "overreach." As if drug testing isn't?

(Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/nyregion/marijuana-drug-testing-nyc.html)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Metric system hypocrisy

Something just occurred to me.

For decades, there was a serious push to force the United States to switch over to the metric system. The closest it came was under a now-revoked executive order implemented by George H.W. Bush.

The costly metrication effort was pure Wall Street. Nobody except Big Business supported it. Absolutely nobody. It had even less support than making Daylight Saving Time year-round does - because at least some places aren't already an hour off from the right time zone.

Why did Corporate America try to foist the metric system on us when they didn't practice it themselves? Decades after this campaign began, the New York Stock Exchange still reported stock prices in sixteenths of a dollar. Not all stocks were switched over to cents until 2001!

If they don't like LeftMaps printing elevations in feet, why did they still give stock prices in sixteenths long after they started their crusade? I can picture Bush going around and repainting speed limit signs with the new speed limits in sixteenths of a kilometer.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Workers lose jobs over politics, but right-wing businesses remain

Anyone who thinks that those who might possibly be on the political left aren't being persecuted can shut their fucking mouths now.

There's a clear double standard, but nothing is being done about it. In California, a woman was fired from her job because she was involved in an argument with a Trump follower at a local business. The incident did not take place at the woman's workplace and had no connection to her job, and she did not commit any violence. Yet she was fired anyway.

But the city of Bellevue, Kentucky, allows a man who is not a resident of the city to operate a business even though he has endorsed right-wing violence on his Facebook page. If the California woman can be fired over an incident that had nothing to do with work, why can't this man lose his business license?

If Bellevue wants to keep touting itself as a welcoming, forward-thinking city, why does it permit this double standard while California officials allow a business to fire a worker over much less? This persecution against the left in modern America is not new under Trump. It's been going on for at least as long as I've been old enough to care about it. But it's generally gotten worse over the years.

Monday, April 1, 2019

More rudeness and celebrity look-alikes!

This is the second entry like this in the past few days!

I've been told that a Gene Siskel look-alike was sighted at the Miami airport. Also, a flight attendant was a Wanda Sykes look-alike.

Later, a man walked into a BMV office in Ohio with his trousers falling down to his knees. And guess what? He was wearing Underoos! I hope they weren't poopy!

Cops will patrol CovCath

"Butbutbut aren't you glad you go to a suburban private school instead of one of those inner-city public schools where they need police in the halls? Oh, wait."

When I attended Holmes - a public school - in the early '90s, the school had so few discipline problems that we didn't need police in the school, and I don't remember seeing any. But Covington Catholic is a different story.

CovCath is now placing a Park Hills police officer in the school to quell discipline woes there. The school will be paying 97% of the cost to have a uniformed officer on campus daily. Similar talks are in the works for Notre Dame Academy.

Officials call this a "model project" for other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Covington.

I know firsthand that if any schools around here need cops, it's the Catholic schools. After witnessing such an unexpected breakdown of discipline at Bishop Brossart, it would be hard to convince me otherwise.

(Source: http://www.rcnky.com/articles/2019/04/01/park-hills-police-expected-provide-officer-covington-catholic)