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Time For New Lead-in (bumper) Music
The Song: Fugitive

The Artist: Kathy Reynolds

The Album: Softsong

Check her out:

Pod Safe Audio.

MP3Songs Jam room.




Direct download: Kathy_Reynolds_softsong_-_Fugitive.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:59pm CST
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Earl is on the show this week.

The show starts talking about Saddam's surprise with the attack on Iraq.

Mail Bag:
A couple more from Mike this week
a) Barack is not Muslim.
b) Social Security change for 2008.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Fred Thompson quits.

2) Wrongful conviction.

3) Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf's rant this week.

4) Earl goes off on the stock market and the United States' handling of recent events. Including the Prime Rate, Federal Reserve, a French trader causing it all, governmental priorities and more.

5) Money and politics: Illuminating the connection.
    Your guide to the money in U.S. elections.



Direct download: eots_089.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:37pm CST
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The show starts with Packer fans licking their wounds.

Mail Bag:
Mike sends in a couple.
Joke leaves them gasping.
Get out of the car.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Few exceptions to the no hat rule.

2) Senator Larry Craig wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

3) Obama gets beefed up protection.

4) How to handle irritating airplane seat mates.
a. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.
b. Remove your laptop.
c. Start up
d. Make sure the guy who is annoying you, can see the screen.
e. Close your eyes, tilt your head up to the sky & move your lips as if praying.
f. Then hit this link.

5) USA Today letter to the editor. "Great teams are hindered"

6) Donated organs give a second chance at life.

7) South Carolina primaries.


Direct download: eots_088.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am CST
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Mail Bag:

Mike's email is about telephone companies cutting off service to FBI taps for non payment of bills.

Earl thinks conservatives are having a hard time playing nice.

Julia, a new contributor sends an article about Obama's church.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Hillary says no woman is illegal. We're thinking she's not heard the last of that statement.

2) Cigarette tax and the Breath Free Wisconsin Bill.

3) Video game tax. Snake of the Week Senator Jon Erpenback.

4) Hugo Chavez hostage rescue mission.

5) News letters from Ron Paul's past may bite him in the ass.

6) PETA requests cannibalism/murder suspect be put on a vegetarian diet in jail.

7) Pollsters struggle to explain discrepancies.

8) Can you buy an election? We're watching Mitt in Michigan.


Direct download: eots_087.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:31am CST
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Introduction of this weeks guests:

Earl, Gene and Pat join Dan and John.

Mail Bag:

Biff sends us a couple this week:
1) Texas judge overturns a sex crime conviction.
2) 2 cleaning women trapped in an elevator for 2 days.

Mike's article states Musharraf says Bhutto ignored warnings.

The Rest of the Show:

1) Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

2) More on the destroyed CIA Tapes.

3) American Al Qaeda leader to Bush: "We will be waiting for you."

4) Iowa caucus, New Hampshire and primaries in general.

5) Predictions for New Hampshire.




Direct download: eots_086.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:07pm CST
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First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
WE WERE ALWAYS
OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computer! s, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them.  CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, show it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
Category:Blog Posts -- posted at: 12:48am CST
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