4-13 to 4-17-2020
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Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 15, 2020
6:35 Automotive journalist Eric Peters at EpAutos.com, and reaction to him wearing his new “Corona Cattle Tag”. Hey, if they treat you like cattle, time to mock the tyrants. More at EPAutos
7:35 The President lightens up wisely on Covid-burdened businesses. We get the latest from Steve Milloy. Having served on President Trump’s transition team for the EPA, Milloy played a key role in the Trump administration’s decision today to reject burdensome regulations on industrial businesses. Author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, he has been a prominent voice calling out the EPA’s past abuses and advocating for its repair.
8:35 Former Congressman Bob Barr, founder of the Law Enforcement Education Foundation. Bob weighs in on how the President gets the Covid response right, and we also dig into some shortcomings needing fixed.
Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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7:10 Pacific Legal Foundation’s Senior Attorney Mark Miller, who says Vigilant Americans should monitor the government to make sure it does not abuse the quarantine power during the pandemic. His latest op-ed HERE
7:35 State Senator Herman Baertschiger discusses his talks with Gov. Brown, time to reopen Oregon?
Bill’s Guests for Monday, April 13, 2020
7:10 Greg Roberts with today’s Outdoor Report
7:35 Patrick Wood, founder of Citizens For Free Speech, and author of “Technocracy, The Hard Road to World Order” and many other books exposing the evil ideology of Technocracy, the “scientific dictatorship” you see growing around us…especially in Wu Flu Spicy Times. Stay up on Technocracy News HERE and today we discuss How Disinformation is Destroying the 5G Resistance Movement, and also during the Covid Crisis the Bill Gates Agenda on mandatory vaccines.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers – Where Past Meets Present – More on Dr. Powers at Dennis Powers Books. We talk current legal and financial news and today’s historical profile:
By Dennis Powers
The son of a handyman and a homemaker mother, Connie Leslie Sellers, Jr., was born March 1, 1922, in Shubuta, Mississippi. After high school, he enlisted in 1940 in the military and had a seventeen-year career. He married Mary Raineri in 1943 in New Orleans, and they became the parents of two sons, Leonard and Shannon.
Con Sellers was in combat, primarily during World War II, and decorated with medals from the United States (Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star), France, England, the Republic of Korea, as well as being awarded the Korean Medal from the United Nations (serving in Korea). While in the military, he began to write. Among other duties, he edited Army newspapers and served as a combat correspondent during the Korean War.
Leaving the Army in 1956, he began writing for a livelihood. In an interview given to Contemporary Authors, he said: “After general discharge from the army for alcoholism, I was thirty-five years old with a wife and two sons, dead broke, and in debt. With some ten years of army PR behind me, writing seemed my only out. I went to school (Monterey Peninsula College: 1957-1958) under the G.I. Bill, mostly to learn how to think like a civilian.”
His passion to earn a decent living started in the sordid trenches of the pulps and men’s magazines. He first wrote macho short stories and articles that were “hairy-chested shoot-em-ups” for men’s magazines, and then moved into the soft pornography, mass-market with quite sexually-liberal content and titles such as “The Business of Wife Swapping” and “Alcoholic Nympho Ward.” He commented that as to those books, there were “no four-letter words but lots of descriptions.”
Con Sellers wrote to make money, not to endear himself within literary critics. In an interview given to the Associated Press, he was quoted: “I can look back and improve on any of them. But I am not ashamed of anything I wrote. If there was a choice between sticking up a grocery store and (not) eating, I’d stick up the grocery store. I had a family to feed.” To Contemporary Authors, he quipped, “Am I ‘commercial’? Damned right; I leave art to the artists—who usually sell insurance or pump gas for a living.”
He and Mary moved to Southern Oregon at Wilderville (ten miles from Grants Pass) in 1961, where under the penname of Robert Crane, he wrote seven suspense books during the sixties about the adventures of a fictional Sargent Corbin during the Korean War. These works were moderately successful. He continued to churn out mass-market pulps to earn the money to live on, earning $750 per book and churning one out every ten days.
It was when he found his agent, Jane R. Berkey, that his writing career turned into real success. Sellers wrote the movie tie-in book in 1970 for the Cliff Robertson and Michael Caine film, “Too Late the Hero,” in which an American Army Lieutenant is assigned to a rag-tag British unit with the mission of destroying a Japanese radio center located on a Philippine island. Eight years later, Sellers was asked to write the tie-in book for the television series, “Dallas,” which he did—and this serialization sold 400,000 copies.
Once his financial fortunes had significantly improved, he could greatly improve their 60-acre ranch named “Bella Maria,” in Wilderville on the Redwood Highway. There, he raised, trained, and showed Morgan horses, and for which he won numerous red and blue ribbons at horse shows that decorated most of one wall in his home office. Having been an Army lightweight boxing champion and an AAU welterweight champion, he also trained and managed boxers in the Tacoma-Seattle area.
In 1977, Con Sellers began teaching a writing class to would-be authors at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. He told them that if they wanted “to be heard,” that they had to write what people were reading. Over 12 years, his students sold 27 books with advances from $4,000 to $40,000.
Sellers did this himself, changing titles, plots, and characters to suit even competing publishers to make a sale. Sellers continued to write books, but then began working in the 1980s on mass-market, historical romance novels. By then, he was grossing annually $100,000 at a minimum from his writing.
When he had published his last work, Sellers had authored more than 230 novels—mostly historical romances and steamy love stories—under 94 pseudonyms, both female and male, including many that were under his own. He had written hundreds of short stories and screenplays while using more than 60 aliases, this giving him greater flexibility on what he wrote and regardless of the mores of the time.
Con Sellers died on February 2, 1992. Among other media and newspaper coverage, the Associated Press, Washington Post, and Washington Times printed his obituary. He loved this area and lived at his ranch for nearly 25 years up until his death. His books were popular in supermarket checkout lines but not literary circles; knowing what it meant to be poor, he wrote for money. And he was quite successful.
Sources: Jane Seagrave, “Author Con Sellers: The Name Says It All,” Associated Press, January 13, 1983, at 1983 AP Interview; “Author Con Sellers Dies at 69,” Associated Press, The Lewiston Tribune, Feb. 3 , 1992, at Con Sellers Background; “The University of Southern Mississippi—McCain Library and Archives: Con L. Sellers papers” at Collections.
Bill’s Guests for Friday, April 10, 2020
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. www.dailytorch.com it’s the DC swamp update, and also a critique of Congressman Walden’s siding with Speaker Pelosi re socialized medicine issues. Here’s the story
7:10 Greg Roberts with the Outdoor Report from RogueWeather.com, and we discuss the fish and hunting closures and how to “work around” them.
7:35 Jason Dudash with the Freedom Foundation talks with Bill about the various lawsuits his group has filed to hold Oregon’s SEIU to account. Fraudulent union deductions, Political Slush Funds and more. Read more here
8:10 Erin Hawley, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Law Center. Wu Flu has shut down or slowed many courts, including the Supreme Court. Is it time to speed them up?? Here’s her take:
The Court Must Continue
Last week, the Supreme Court “postponed” the rest of its arguments for this term. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Court will remain shuttered through April. The press statement noted that the Court would consider rescheduling “some” cases from its March and April sittings if public health guidance permitted it to do so before the end of its term in June. If not, the Court would consider a “range of scheduling” and “other options.” The Court’s missive prompted Laura Ingraham to tweet:
Ms. Ingraham has a point. With so many American businesses shuttered, government, and more specifically, federal courts must continue to function. The United States Supreme Court is a court of last resort, granting certiorari in only a tiny fraction of the cases that seek its review. The Court’s own rules governing certiorari explain that review is granted only in exceptional cases—mostly those involving a split of authority among the lower courts or an important question of federal law. Because these cases are important ones in which a final resolution is important, and because the Supreme Court represents a branch of government, it must be open for business.
The Court is wise to consider public health guidance–and indeed a number of the justices are at an age where a coronavirus infection could be serious. But the Court has options: Justice O’Connor once proposed deciding cases based just on the briefs. Lawyers often wonder whether oral argument actually matters, and indeed, the bulk of cases from the intermediate federal courts – the Courts of Appeals – are decided “on the papers.” In most lower courts, it is only the unusual case in which oral argument is presented. Though most of the justices were reportedly open to considering the proposal, Justice O’Connor’s suggestion did not survive Justice Powell’s opposition, “I believe in the utility of oral argument, and also in the symbolism it portrays for the public,” he stated.
If the Court is concerned by the utility and symbolism of oral argument (and indeed oral argument is the most public-facing of the judicial functions), other options remain open to the Supreme Court include doing a (secure) Zoom session for the Highest Court in the Land. The Court may be disinclined to go this route, as it could open the door to televising supreme court arguments. The debate about cameras in the courtroom has been heated – with Justices Sotomayor and Kagen coming out in favor, and Justice Souter famously remarking cameras would be allowed in the Supreme Court over his “dead body.”
The most useful route might be to proceed with oral argument via teleconference—with all of the justices and advocates safely in their own locations. The argument dynamic could be a little difficult and interruptions frequent, but as anyone familiar with supreme court arguments well knows, interruptions are frequent in live arguments, too.
Desperate times require desperate measures, so the saying goes. With so much of our shared American life having been upended, it is important that the Supreme Court find a way to proceed with business as usual.
8:35 Gregory Wrightstone, geologist and author of INCONVENIENT FACTS: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want you to know. The economy and CO2 generation by humans has been cratered the last few months…why are CO2 levels in the atmosphere breaking records if human activity is causing it? Greg and I kick that around and you can find more info on this, the book, other posts at his website.
Bill’s Guests for Thursday, April 09, 2020
7:35 Economist and former Trump advisor Stephen Moore from the Heritage Foundation. Much of America has been on a protracted economic shut-down with no end in sight. We all want to control and defeat the coronavirus but what does that mean? Economic Steve Moore studies this stuff for a living and his perspective is here: https://nypost.com/2020/04/05/stephen-moore-warns-us-could-be-headed-toward-a-great-depression/
8:10 Capt. William E. Simpson, winner of 2 seasons of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers – We dig more into the reality of prepping with his latest – Large Scale Disaster – A Sobering Problem – Requiring a different approach.
8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Ryan Smith from Tradesmen International, a company which helps local industries get jobs done with skilled labor. If you’re a company needing skilled tradesmen, or ARE one, looking for good work, call Tradesment International at 541-805-1216, and get more at their website!
Bill’s Guests for Wednesday, April 08, 2020
6:35am Eric Peters with www.EpAutos.com Eric is the “Libertarian Car Guy” and we talk transportation, politics, your freedom and the open road!
Hey, Look – TESLA’S AT IT AGAIN!!! https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/04/08/rescindable-options/
7:35 “Paul From Talent”, former exec and marketing person with Johnson & Johnson, discusses the incredible opportunity for local businesses to protect their jobs and survive the Covid Crisis via the Paycheck Protection Program.
8:10 Steve Milloy , publisher of junkscience.com climate researcher with the Heartland Institute, and author of its new report Never Waste A Crisis: Climate Alarmism Surfs Coronavirus. It’s a unique angle on the coronavirus crisis – visually showing through 60 tweets how climate activists (and their political, Hollywood, and MSM allies) are exploiting coronavirus to push hard on the climate change agenda. “Never let a crisis go to waste,” as Rahm Emanuel famously said, and as Heartland’s report shows, political activists are taking that message to heart. And they’re going to push even harder going forward.
Here are links to the report: https://climaterealism.com/2020/04/never-waste-a-crisis/
8:45 “Open for Business” segment with Kevin from Sweetwater Sanitation 541.821.1426 Information online at http://www.swsmodoc.com/
Sweet Water Sanitation is a septic and grease trap pumping company.
Kevin adds It is important to have septic serviced every 3-5 years to help keep them functioning properly. Septic do need regular service no matter what old wives tales people may have heard. It is important to know where the septic system is on your property so that if it starts failing you notice it and can get it repaired or replaced.
Bill’s Guests for Tuesday, April 07, 2020
6:35am Michael Daugherty, author of The Devil Inside the Beltway.
Daugherty is a government whistleblower by necessity, and CEO of a cancer detection laboratory by trade. A small business owner taking on federal agencies with courage that rivals David meets Goliath, Michael is on a tireless crusade to honor your constitutional rights and the rights of every U.S. citizen. Michael’s story of victimization by a cyber-security company linked to federal agencies is not unique. That he beat the government telling his story is. HE BEAT THE SWAMP. In a play-by-play account of classic and corrupt government practices, Michael reveals his chilling tale about how our security is not the safety we think it is. His book, The Devil inside the Beltway, is a must read for anyone who values freedom or takes it for granted. Michael and I breakdown the latest
7:10 Char Hodel, Owner & Publisher of Collaborative Publishing Solutions – The company releases its new, free Community Emergency Resource Guide on their website, collaborativepublishingor.com, beginning with a preview by individual counties in late April 2020. The publication, previewed online, will be followed by a print distribution of 10,000 guides in over 100 sites throughout five counties. The guide is the first comprehensive emergency tool of its kind in Southern Oregon.
8:10 Former ICE director Tom Homa, his new book DEFEND THE BORDER & SAVE LIVES
Tom breaks down the importance of border security, especially in the time of Covid.