Former DJ on Radio Volta
Email the Reverend at revbookburn @ sjcdc.org


Sunday, February 25, 2007

show postponed

The Bake Sale For Halliburton show has been postponed until Sunday, March 11.



Meantime, some goodies to hold you over for the time being:



Fox Attacks

'Hit Fox Where It Hurts'

FOXATTACKS.COM



Al Franken: God Spoke

YOUTUBE.COM



Operation Chickenhawk

YOUTUBE.COM



Supply Side Jesus (animated)

YOUTUBE.COM



an honest speech by Bush!

YOUTUBE.COM



Rush Limbaugh- 'I'm A Nazi' song

YOUTUBE.COM



Tom Robinson Band - Ain't Gonna Take It - 1978

YOUTUBE.COM



Propagandhi live - Back To The Motor League and Fuck Religion

YOUTUBE.COM



Ruin - White Rabbit

YOUTUBE.COM



Tim Buckley on the Monkees - performing Song to the Siren

YOUTUBE.COM



History of Popcorn

WHATSCOOKINGAMERICA.NET



Iraq War and the Global War on Terrorism

POLITICSTV.COM



Army Cover-Up in the Death of Private Johnson?

WAVEFLUX.NET



Walter Reed: Is The Worst Yet To Come?

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM



Saving Private Insurance: The Dubious Mission of Healthcare Reform

CORP-RESEARCH.ORG



anti-abortion/ Taliban-clone flashes court "to express solidarity with unborn children and concern about the sex industry"

STUFF.CO.NZ



Consumers Alone Can't Save Our Fish

THETYEE.CA



Jello Biafra spoken word tour dates (plus AT bands)

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



even more new goodies:



Rev. Bookburn's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



See you March 11



Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta
Philadelphia

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Bake Sale for Halliburton

On the next Reverend Is In show:

Bake Sale For Halliburton

Dickless Cheney's company of war profiteers must be hard-up for money, since they choose to destroy civilians, the earth, while overcharging billions of dollars at the expense of American taxpayers, just to break even. Such a desperate condition seems to warrant assistance. Since most communities in need seem to have advocates who raise money to assist them, an obvious question arises: who is trying to help the billionaires in corporate America?

We decided that since the need is obvious, we're going to try to help Dickless Cheney and the Halliburton war profiteers. As longtime Bookburners can tell you, we don't stop at trying to help a worthy cause, we provide loads of laughs, fun and great tunes in the process. This will be a show to remember.

Showtime: Sunday, February 25, 2007, 9:00 to 11pm, Eastern time USA @

RADIOVOLTA.ORG



Happy Belated Hash Wednesday.



"The FCC wants to change the rules to let multi-billion dollar companies like News Corp, Viacom, Disney and Time-Warner get even bigger. They're preparing to let giant corporations buy up more local TV channels, radio stations and newspapers across America."

STOPBIGMEDIA.COM



Slave Revolt Radio: Sudan and the Politics of Religion

RADIO4ALL.NET



'Free's sentence thrown out, but right-wing and landlord arsonist never sentenced at all' - WSQT Radio

INDYBAY.ORG



Who Killed The Electric Car - the movie

WHOKILLEDTHEELECTRICCARMOVIE.COM



Interview: Yoko Ono

"The Yoko Ono remix compilation YES, I'M A WITCH is one of 2007's pleasant surprises, with strong contributions from Jason Pierce, Cat Power, and the Apples in Stereo."

PITCHFORKMEDIA.COM



How Hugs Can Aid Women's Hearts

NEWS.BBC.CO.UK



Lord of the Rings' Peter Jackson Stem Cell Research Donation

TOPCANCERNEWS.COM



Public Safety - new compilation

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL.COM



2 classics

Put Your Tongue to the Rail - The Philly Comp for Catholic Children - Tribute to the Jim Carroll Band

Mama Kangaroos: Philly Women Sing Captain Beefheart

GENUSRECORDS.COM



Nicaragua's Abortion Ban Claims Another Victim

RHREALITYCHECK.ORG



Ghouliani News: Giuliani Says He's Readily Appoint Anti-Abortion Judges

TIMESARGUS.COM



One Great Big Plastic Hassle

CONSCIOUSCHOICE.COM



'Halliburton Solves Global Warming

SurvivaBalls Save Managers From Abrupt Climate Change'

THEYESMEN.ORG



Delusional Funnies:

Crowds Flock To 'Miracle' Statue

METRO.CO.UK



Campaign to free the brave Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Soliman

FREEKAREEM.ORG



Iraq: Now It Is Lack of Food Security

IPSNEWS.NET



Building A Movement: Prefaces and Visions

Adrienne Maree Brown

RUCKUS.ORG



Solidarity Without Borders

INTHESETIMES.COM



Student - Farmworker Alliance

SFALLIANCE.ORG



Student Activist Scholarship

DAVISPUTTER.ORG



Portrait of an Ordinary Rock Star

STATERONLINE.COM



You Say Scrotum, I Say Hoo-Ha

Susie Bright

SUSIEBRIGHT.COM



entire Father Tucker animation series for free

APOCALYPSECARTOONS.COM



Bread & Circuses - A Film About Osmutantes

AMERICANGIRLPRODUCTIONS.COM



Pan's Labyrinth

PANSLABYRINTH.COM



Germany's 'Rose Monday' Parade

NEWS.YAHOO.COM



Fugazi on Snub TV, with The Beatnigs

YOUTUBE.COM



Monster Magnet - Nod Scene

YOUTUBE.COM



Butthole Surfers - 1983 - live @ the Underground Railroad in West Virginia - performing Suicide, Bar-B-Q Pope, Wooly Bully

YOUTUBE.COM



Toxic Reasons - 3 songs - Target Video

YOUTUBE.COM



Motorhead & Girlschool - Please Don't Touch

YOUTUBE.COM



David Rovics - Halliburton Boardroom Massacre (live)

YOUTUBE.COM



Since there is a horrifying forthcoming film about the late Janis Joplin, we want to give you something real

YOUTUBE.COM



Billionaires for Bush - Voting Machine

YOUTUBE.COM



Priceless! (Bush video)

YOUTUBE.COM



Stephen Colbert Roasts Bush 2

YOUTUBE.COM



Gala Premiere: Cirque du Soleil (with Beatles music)

YOUTUBE.COM



Jim Rose Circus Sideshow at Lollapalooza 1992

YOUTUBE.COM



The History of Pee-Wee Herman

YOUTUBE.COM



Pat Bin-Laden (Pat Robertson)

YOUTUBE.COM



Mel Gibson and Jesus Have a Chat About Drunk Driving

YOUTUBE.COM



God, Inc. - Episode 1

YOUTUBE.COM



God Is Bigger

parody of Veggie Tales and Bush

YOUTUBE.COM



Some of the more laughable propaganda from the American Christian Taliban

Attempting to link Darwin with Hitler is even more stupid than the writer who blamed 9/11 on contraception, abortion and gays, because those subjects upset Osama bin-Laden. His efforts only succeeded in proving how much he and much of the religious right have in common with Osama.

Similarly, the anti-evolution crowd seek to slam Darwin with an absurd link to Hitler. Interestingly, Hitler sounded like many of the speakers at their events. He spoke about how fatherland security justified all repression, war on communism, 'morals,' 'family-values,' Christian-supremacy, the-more-babies-the-better, hatred of abortion and gays, pre-emptive wars. No wonder Prescott Bush funded him so richly.

Still, as whacked as the following is, it seems worthwhile to link it and give a shining example of the new heights of absurdity from the desperate holy warriors of today.

WORLDNETDAILY.COM



'Which Babies Are Real Americans?'

TOMPAINE.COM



Sex and Reproduction

MAJIKTHISE.TYPEPAD.COM



Asshole Department: US Tycoon to Build Religious Broadcasting Empire in Rwanda

TALK2ACTION.ORG



bigoted asshole:

NBA basketball player Tim Hardaway - 'I Hate Gay People'

YOUTUBE.COM

response from former Star Trek actor George Takei

YOUTUBE.COM



Uri Dromi, Ariel Sharon's biographer, obtained a quote from George W. Bush regarding Osama bin-Laden: "I will screw him in the ass."

If Bush has opportunity and is able to function, we want pictures and a report.

HAARETZ.COM



Craig Ferguson, of The Late Late Show, on why he won't make jokes at the expense of Britney Speares

"For me, comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it," he told viewers Monday. "It should be about attacking the powerful _ the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards _ going after them. We shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable."



The FDA: An Agency Out Of Control, Part 1

NEWSWITHVIEWS.COM



White House Leaves Consumer Safety Agency Hobbled

NEWSTANDARDNEWS.NET



Soldiers Throw A Flash Bang Grenade At Sheep

CLIPSTR.COM



The Death Pimps

TALK2ACTION.ORG



Friends With Benefit Packages

Romance Blossoms Between Big Biz and Enviros Over a Candlelit Dinner

GRIST.ORG



for the kids:

The Save The Trees Game - based on The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

SEUSSVILLE.COM



The Real Deal - 'Why Dr. Seuss Wrote The Butter Battle Book'

LIBRARY.THINKQUEST.ORG



Live Earth- Concerts in All 7 Continents to Reach Global Audience of Over 2 Billion

LIVEEARTH.ORG



'Giving to Charity Affects the Brain, Study Finds'

KENTUCKY.COM



The Grand Chocolate Giveaway

NOROOMFORCONTRACEPTION.COM



Merry Prankster Time Machine

YOUTUBE.COM



video- Jello Biafra on Net Neutrality & the COPE Act

BROOKLYNVEGAN.COM



AT on MySpace

MYSPACE.COM



Unreality Check

UNREALITYCHECK.COM



Pastor Rex Cat of Flock with No Shepherd - online shows

RADIO4ALL.NET



Flock with No Shepherd blog

FLOCKWITHNOSHEPHERD.BLOGSPOT.COM



Anti- President's Day 2007 show has been uploaded and available for free 24/ 7 @

RADIO4ALL.NET



several Rev. Bookburn shows (2006- 2007)

RADIO4ALL.NET



Infidel Guy's small archive of Rev. Bookburn shows (2004- 2005)

THEDEBATEHOUR.COM



Rev. Bookburn's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



Pastor Rex Cat's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



old classic

Rev. Bookburn 5.11.03

Family Frisky Business

- a response to Family Business from the XXXChurch cult

RADIO4ALL.NET



RE: Nancy Snow's "Why I turned down Hustler"
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-snow7feb07,0,3372586.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
February 07, 2007

Dear Editor:

As someone who has written for Hustler and who hopes to write for it again, it was interesting -- if deeply disappointing -- to learn why Nancy Snow chose to snub the opportunity to spread her message to the magazine's
readership.

When I was in college -- the first person on either side of my family to ever successfully begin and complete the process -- I was consistently frustrated to learn that I was expected to write for my academic peers and
to turn aside from people such as my tax-paying but humble working class parents. It seemed to me that the last thing that academics really needed was yet another opportunity to hoard knowledge. While I appreciate the
importance of writing to the white collar "mainstream" and to various "respectable" audiences, I believe that one of the reasons our modern world is so troubled is because those who possess communication abilities and
information so often avoid opportunities to share them with those they consciously or unconsciously deem below them.

I expected to move further into the world of academia as I pursued degrees in history and anthropology while dabbling in my beloved writing on the side. Instead, life decided that I needed to become a professional writer
instead, specializing in sexuality and the adult entertainment industry. Boy was that an unexpected and eye opening experience! I have learned so much about humanity, American culture, the hunger and need for information -- and the surprising ways that the adult entertainment industry and its fan base treat women and creatives with greater respect than does the mainstream.

My mother doesn't exactly do back flips when I sell an article much of anywhere, given the subject matter that has chosen me. And ya know what? That's ok, because I too am a self-actualized woman (even if I never did
care for Helen Reddy) and I don't seek my mommy's permission before I sell an article, write a speech, conduct an interview, take a photo, or give a presentation.

Ms. Snow may indeed "believe in taking scholarship out of the ivory tower," but her decision to avoid Hustler because it might imply "endorsement" of god knows what -- or because she somehow has comforted herself with the
delusion that she has "nothing in common with those women who get designer vaginas," whoever the heck *they* supposedly are -- makes me think she's not too serious about that aspiration.

While Ms. Snow is worrying about what harm "the wrong exposure" could do to her reputation, she might consider exposing herself to a little more of the world she's shrugged aside with such an air of ivory tower. Or maybe there are just some of us whose opinion matters less than others...

Thanks,

-- Theresa "Darklady" Reed
Editor, YNOT.com
Host, "Darklady's Sexpose," YNOTRadio.com

www.darklady.com
www.masturbate-a-thon.org
======================================



playlist from the last show:



Rev. Bookburn
2/18/07
Anti-President's Day 2007

Funkadelic- Who Says A Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr 2006 [parody]

Molly Ivins- Dildo Diaries [spoken word]

King Crimson- 21st Century Schizoid Man

Dixie Chicks- Lubbock or Leave It

Derkovbois- 1977

The Higgins- Bush vs. Schicklgruber

Those Furious Flames- Out of Time; Asshole; Drink Me Now!

The Bushmen- Don't Bogart Me (That Joint)

unknown- Blow Me

unknown- The Pussycat Song

Green Jelly- Anarchy in the UK

DOA- Fucked Up Bush

Sin Dios- Iraq

Formadeldehyde Junkies- Religious Molester

Framtid- Nuclear Power Genocide

Dead Boys- What Love Is

Bobcat Goldthwait- Hunters Are Gay [comedy]

Jefferson Hankerchief- I'm Allergic To Flowers

Rage Against The Machine- Street Fighting Man

Blowfly- Should I Fuck This Big Fat Ho?

The Ramones- Substitute

New York Dolls- Dance Like A Monkey



post-show song:

Osmutantes- She's My Shoo Shoo


This show was also a celebration of the birthday of Pastor Rex Cat and a respectful mourning of Molly Ivins and Cameo (a cat close to Hippie John)



guests: Halliburton Ernie, Dr. Greed, George W. Bush

next show:

February 25- Bake Sale for Halliburton



The Reverend thanks the following: Pastor Rex Cat, Radio Volta, Mergatroyd
Productions, Radio4All, Lord Cheezus, ProChoiceLeague.org, BARF, Paul Krassner, AlternativeTentacles.com, AKPress.org, Holy Bloody Mary, Hippie John, JenniferHunterConsulting.com, Heretic, Eric Schwartz, South Jersey Clinic Defense Coalition, Lady Simone, PriestsGoneWild.com, Anande Plume, Dallas Blanchard, RHEAL, Mephistopheles, EverLasting GodStopper, Darren Deicide, Catherine Moon, DeHypnotist/ Lady Kathryn, Craig the Airplane Man, Wooden Shoe (Philadelphia), Ontherag.net, and Axis of Music.



next show:

Bake Sale for Halliburton (February 25)



Please inform the Reverend if you can burn DVD's from Video.Google or You Tube



See you Sunday



Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta
Philadelphia

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Anti- President's Day 2007

The Reverend Is In - talking in tongues and wiping off the chin since 2001



next show:

Anti-President's Day 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9:00 to 11 pm, Eastern time USA @

RADIOVOLTA.ORG



Rev. Bookburn's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



Pastor Rex Cat's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



Happy Birthday Pastor Rex Cat

YOUTUBE.COM



Winter Soldier - The Film

WINTERSOLDIERFILM.COM



new study on medical benefits of marijuana

MPP.ORG



former live musical guest Laura Shay's new site

MYSPACE.COM



former live musical guest Lisa Bouchelle, also on MySpace

MYSPACE.COM

- you can check out both of the above past musical guests at Audio Archives at the top of this page



Rush? Nobel Peace Prize?

TRUTHOUT.ORG



Did Pat Robertson threaten to kill bodybuilder and his family?

PENSACOLANEWSJOURNAL.COM



Media Ignores Religious Right Intolerance

GA3.ORG



'Students Get A Lesson To Chew On'

Gum Sharing Disgusts Montgomery Parents, Officials

MSNBC.MSN.COM



Assholes: New Jersey State Assembly Committee members Louis Greenwald, Pamela Lampitt, John McKeon, plus Cherry Hill Solicitor (interesting title) Linda Kmiec. The Taliban should be proud of the efforts of these individuals for their efforts to shred the Constitution and legislate a proposed adult video shop out of existance. They are pandering to a mob of buffoons who prefer censorship and repression to tolerance of entertainment outside of their tastes. Their assertions are based on ludicrous claims and fears.



Blue Oyster Cult - Nosferatu - I Love The Night

YOUTUBE.COM



Dixie Chicks won five Grammys

DIXIECHICKS.COM

Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice

YOUTUBE.COM

Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing official trailer

YOUTUBE.COM



Scissor Sisters

SCISSORSISTERS.COM



Tammy Gaye Faker's Godsmell

live show by the Dumpsta Players

DUMPSTAPLAYERS.ORG



comedian Rick Reynolds

CHURCHOFRICK.COM



review of Rick Reynolds' Only The Truth Is Funny

DUCKPRODS.COM



Mushroom Land Toad Race

PBFCOMICS.COM



Beatles' classic animated Yellow Submarine in synch with Pink Floyd's Relics

YOUTUBE.COM



Dark Side of the Rainbow 1

YOUTUBE.COM



Harold and Maude - trailer

[the clergyperson says don't settle for clips on You Tube, see the entire film, uninterupted, loud volume, zero distractions..the rewards will be thousandfold]

YOUTUBE.COM



Jackie-O is alive

FLASHPOINTTHEATRE.ORG



Crackers the Corporate Crime Fighting Chicken

YOUTUBE.COM



God - Part 1 - Woody Allen

YOUTUBE.COM



Pastor Deacon Fred of Landover Baptist preaching at 2002 Godless Americans rally in DC

YOUTUBE.COM



Choice Joyce: Why Prostitution Cannot Be Abolished

CHOICE-JOYCE.BLOGSPOT.COM



A Deeper Shade of Sex: The Best in Black Erotic Writing

Reginald Martin

POWELLS.COM



"If Jesus was a Revolutionary, Why is Your Preacher Such an Uncle Tom?"

UHURURADIO.COM



Cops arrest 'abortion woman'

ARABNEWS.COM



SERIOUSLYFUCKINGSTUPID Department:

'Death Certificates on Abortion Proposed'

LOCALNEWSLEADER.COM



'Another White House Aide Fingers Cheney' [Ew]

TRUTHOUT.ORG



Sex and Torture in America

AMERICANCHRONICLE.COM



End Times for the Christian Coalition?

TALK2ACTION.ORG



Bob Dylan's Masters of War - starring the war criminals of today

YOUTUBE.COM



Black Flag - Rise Above - anti-Bush video

YOUTUBE.COM



Corporate Avenger - Christians Murdered Indians

YOUTUBE.COM



Public Enemy - Son of a Bush - uncensored version

YOUTUBE.COM



Sinead O'Connor's classic 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live, singing Bob Marley's War, and tearing up a picture of the pope

YOUTUBE.COM



Bush vs. Beyonce

YOUTUBE.COM



George W. Bush sings Monster Hash (Rehash)

YOUTUBE.COM



420 Times' weed video

YOUTUBE.COM



Psycho Christians

Church Ladies for Choice NYC - early 90s

YOUTUBE.COM



old classic

Rev. Bookburn 5.11.03

Family Frisky Business

- a response to Family Business from the XXXChurch cult

RADIO4ALL.NET



Take Me To A Circus Tent - The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual

TAKEMETOACIRCUSTENT.NET



Dash Rip Rock - Hee Haw Hell

"...the latest studio cd from Baton Rouge natives Dash Rip Rock, "Hee Haw Hell." It's a country punk opera based on Dante's Inferno- no, really! Dash Rip Rock tells the story of Donkey's tour of Hell (populated by hosts of Lynrd Skynrd and jam bands) with Ol' Virg. As if a country-punkified version of a 14th century Italian epic poem isn't over the top, guest stars (including Mojo Nixon, The Upper Crust, and Jello Biafra) guarantee that Hee Haw Hell is a musical and literary
classic!"

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



Unreality Check

UNREALITYCHECK.COM



Women's Autonomous Movement of Nicaragua

MOVIMIENTOAUTOMODEMUJERES.ORG



Pastor Rex Cat of Flock with No Shepherd - online shows

RADIO4ALL.NET



Flock with No Shepherd blog

FLOCKWITHNOSHEPHERD.BLOGSPOT.COM



George Wishes He Could Surge show has been uploaded and available for free 24/ 7 @

RADIO4ALL.NET



several Rev. Bookburn shows (2006- 2007)

RADIO4ALL.NET



Infidel Guy's small archive of Rev. Bookburn shows (2004- 2005)

THEDEBATEHOUR.COM



Rev. Bookburn and former live guest Elena the Zygote in Human Body Topics - Zygote News

HUMAN-BODY-TOPIC.NET



new Jello:

JELLO BIAFRA

In The Grip Of Official Treason

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



Dying for a Home: Toxic Trailers Are Making Katrina Refugees Ill
[excerpt]

By Amanda Spake

Along the Gulf Coast, in the towns and fishing villages from New Orleans to Mobile, survivors of Hurricane Katrina are suffering from a constellation of similar health problems. They wake up wheezing, coughing and gasping for breath. Their eyes burn; their heads ache; they feel tired, lethargic. Nosebleeds are common, as are sinus infections and asthma attacks. Children and seniors are most severely afflicted, but no one is immune.

There's one other similarity: The people suffering from these illnesses live in trailers supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

An estimated 275,000 Americans are living in more than 102,000 travel trailers and mobile homes that FEMA purchased after Hurricane Katrina. The price tag for the trailers was more than $2.6 billion, according to FEMA. Despite their cost of about $15,000 each, most are camperlike units, designed for overnight stays. Even if the best materials had been used in their construction -- and that is a point of debate -- they would not be appropriate for full-time living, according to experts on mobile homes. The interiors are fabricated from composite wood, particle board and other materials that emit formaldehyde, a common but toxic chemical.



forthcoming shows:

Anti-President's Day (2/18)

Bake Sale for Halliburton (3/4)

a humorous special for the Scooter Libby trial



Please inform the Reverend if you can burn DVD's from Video.Google or You Tube



See you Sunday



Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta
Philadelphia

Thursday, February 08, 2007

SuperBowl Report and Reagan's Ghost

The Reverend Is In - hallucinating angels and hearing voices since 2001

If you were Joseph, would you believe her?



next show:

Anti-President's Day

Sunday, February 18, 2007, 9:00 to 11 pm, Eastern time @

RADIOVOLTA.ORG



Rev. Bookburn's You Tube Channel

YOUTUBE.COM



SuperBowl report:

Since the Reverend cancelled the annual Erotic Interpretation of the SuperBowl show this year to do it live at a party, much was learned through observation.

The first obvious point was that the football leagues appeared to have listed to past shows. They also seemed to have been aware that the Reverend was watching them. Even after the touchdown from the opening kickoff, they scoring team refrained from the usual group gropefest. There was an occasional bumping of chests, but most of the real action was replaced by unprecedented inhibition.

When it started, some of us were giggly in the first place. We were reviewing Bikini Bandits and other film classics when Billy Joel came on. It was as if he was a comedian. We were falling off the chairs. Can you imagine if a brand new unknown artist had performed in such a manner?

The party guests told me that every year the commercials are classic. It was incredible what kinds of crap passed for the pricey SuperBowl commercials. Additionally, there was some hardcore war propaganda going on. This is consistent with CBS, but the Reverend's 'guide' for the game stated that it was unusually high this year.

The Reverend did try to fit in occasionally by making comments like 'punting is for wimps,' but that was said against the prefered team. After listening to the rather odd types of bets some folks had on the game, the Reverend offered to make bets on genital injuries, butt-spanks, and passionate co-mingling on the rain-soaked ground. Such comments warranted paying dearly at home.

While studying Quarterback/ Center dynamics of both teams, I concluded that Chicago had the horniest Offense. That was possibly why they were in such a hurry to score in the beginning of the game. It seemed to take longer than necessary to hike the ball, as well. That was ok, since it was obviously consensual.

The Reverend developed a serious suspicion of fumbles. First, it happened quite frequently. The fumbles seemed to be a deliberate excuse for dogpiles and group hopping on the wet surface.

The Reverend was naive in thinking that Prince would provide worthy half-time entertainment. It seemed like an inexperienced band playing bad covers of songs by Prince, Creedence, Dylan, and Foo Fighters.

It was a good time and hopefully there will be a technological way where we can do the show live from such parties. It was very flattering that they seemed to have listened to past SuperBowl shows and self-conscious that the Rev was watching. I hope the lack of groping, running-start post-touchdown group hugs, and general hotness did not disappoint the troops.



e-mailer to the Bookburners:

Reagan's ghost returns for his birthday

2/6/07

Today is the birthday of the late Ronald Reagan. His ghost visited Rev. Bookburn and made requests for the celebrations. Reagan's ghost would like all good Americans to kill at least one Nicaraguan civilian, have a crack sale for mercenaries worldwide, knit booties for a fetus, spray dangerous chemicals on the nearest trees, bury poisons under the local playground, and a final request..to please crawl to the feet of Hillary and beg for a spanking. Apparently, the late ex-president has given thought to such a scenario.

"Just say no to stem-cell research. I rather liked babbling like a character in an Ed Wood film."

- Ronald Reagan

Happy Birthday.

Love,

Rev. Bookburn



Since the SuperBowl commercials and entertainment was so pitiful, here are some real goodies:



The Cost of Iraq (a must see!)

YOUTUBE.COM



James Generic of Wooden Shoe in Phila City Paper

CITYPAPER.NET



Las Vegas Priest Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges

ALLHEADLINENEWS.COM



King of Hearts - second greatest film of all time (Harold & Maude is the greatest) - on DVD

AMAZON.COM



Homeless (Old Skull)

in memory of Ronald Reagan

YOUTUBE.COM



Winning The War On Drugs (Asylum Street Spankers)

for Reagan

YOUTUBE.COM



Naked Protest/ baring witness

CONFORMANDOBEY.CO.UK

Video Naked Protest

DAILYMOTION.COM

Naked Protest Against Naked Aggression - 21 Bum Salute

IOL.CO.ZA

PETA-TV Naked Protest in DC

PETATV.COM

Bare Witness peace

BAREWITNESS.ORG

Naked Bikers

NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM

Naked Students Protest Film

SMH.COM.AU

Chilean Students Naked Protest

ANANOVA.COM



reflections on Molly Ivins

HASTALOSGATOSQUIERENZAPATOS.BLOGSPOT.COM

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM

AJC.COM



The Avengers - The American In Me - live, 1978

YOUTUBE.COM



The Avengers - We Are The One - live, 2006

YOUTUBE.COM



Meatmen - Razamanaz; Pope On A Rope - live

YOUTUBE.COM



Homeland Security Self- Examination

FUNNYTIMES.COM



Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air [song from the classic scene in the Magic Christian film]

YOUTUBE.COM



Rise Against - covering Neil Young's Ohio - live (acoustic)

YOUTUBE.COM



The Spanish Inquisition - from Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part One

YOUTUBE.COM



Atheist Nation, Pt. 1

YOUTUBE.COM

their channel:

YOUTUBE.COM



Every Sperm Is Sacred (Monty Python from Meaning of Life)

YOUTUBE.COM



The Galaxy Song (Monty Python)

YOUTUBE.COM



Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life (Monty Python from Life of Brian)

YOUTUBE.COM



David Cross on flags and patriotism [comedy]

YOUTUBE.COM



Bill Hicks - 'Rush Limbaugh'

YOUTUBE.COM



Bill Hicks - 'Pro-Life'

YOUTUBE.COM



Henry Rollins - Love Letter to Ann Coulter

YOUTUBE.COM



Henry Rollings - about James Brown

YOUTUBE.COM



Bush Caligula

YOUTUBE.COM



'Thank God It's Fryday'

Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal

YOUTUBE.COM



Pastor Ted Haggard has had 'intensive counseling' from four pastors, which has recently concluded. The 'counselors' announced that Pastor Haggard is now "completely heterosexual."

"I suspect that this will be a rather uncomfortable weekend at the Ted Haggard tax-free mansion. You see, Reverend Haggard is a vociferous spokesperson against gay marriage and, until yesterday, his wife probably had no idea she was actually in one."

"It is quite clear that Ted Haggard is a man with admirable devotion to the Christian/GOP cause. After all, it must take enormous willpower for a meth-crazed sodomite to remove a penis from his mouth long enough to denounce homosexuality."

- Betty Bowers, author of What Would Betty Do?



'Eight Reasons Utah's Latest Attempt To Outlaw Abortion Will REALLY WORK This Time'

Bill Frost

SLWEEKLY.COM



The Quotable Atheist book

by Jack Huberman

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM



Alpha Females

'You know climate concern has gone mainstream when sororities get on board'

GRIST.ORG



Prevention First Act

MEDADNEWS.COM



SOFUCKINGSTUPIDITSFUNNY Department:

'Would You Pledge Your Virginity To Your Father?'

GLAMOUR.COM



EVENMOREFUCKINGSTUPID Department:

Veronica Mars episode based on misleading claims that the morning-after pill can cause a miscarriage

THINKPROGRESS.ORG



2/6/07 - International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

POPCOUNCIL.ORG



The Pies The Limit - 28 minute video of political pie-throwings

BIOTICBAKINGBRIGADE.ORG



It's Sexy To Rise Up

YOUTUBE.COM



alternative to fur

YOUTUBE.COM



Brave New Films

YOUTUBE.COM



Asshole: Rep. Elaine Harvey, R- Wyoming

Once again, treatment and sensible policy-making has been sacrificed for proposed legislation to turn a social problem into a crime issue. Harvey's bill would intensify meth prosecution of pregnant women, thus driving them further away from treatment, as well as medical care. These obvious lessons have been learned since the early 90s, when hysterical assholes were proven wrong about needle-exchange programs. Rather than introduce bills that please dittoheads and work against problem resolution, Harvey needs to concern herself with being informed, effective and humane.

BILLINGSGAZETTE.NET



The 21st Century Sucks

After Boston's false bomb threat last week, William Rivers Pitt realizes that the younger generation has been exposed to "bogus terror scare after bogus terror scare, to lies without count about threats beyond measure, to a war seemingly without end that serves only itself." Pitt writes, "a twenty-one year old today was seventeen years old when we invaded Iraq, fifteen years old when September 11th happened, and fourteen years old when the Supreme Court decided to take over the duties and responsibilities of electing our public officials."

TRUTHOUT.ORG



Church of Pedophilia excommunicates mall owner

CATHNEWS.COM



Conservative Party, Ontario - Death Threats and Amateur Porn

THETYEE.CA



Drugmakers Hurry Sales, Delay Safety Studies

NEWSTANDARDNEWS.NET



Vasectomy Vouchers For Valentine's Day

LSE.CO.UK



Squirting Valentine's Photo Shoot

DRSUSANBLOCK.COM



Bush's Religious Right Swat Team Takes Aim At Methodists

TALK2ACTION.ORG



Left in the Behind

The Purpose Driven Life Takers (Part 1)

Left Behind: Eternal Forces

TALK2ACTION.ORG



Media and Movements Beyond Borders Conference Feb. 2007

NYCGRASSROOTSMEDIA.ORG



Poverty Reduction Stymied by Population Growth

POPULATIONACTION.ORG



Breaking The Sound Barrier: Another Seat At The Table

KINGFEATURES.COM



The Kool-Aid Society Strikes Back

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM



'A Governor Caught Off-Guard' (Arnold Schwarzenegger)

SFGATE.COM



Everson At 60

'Six Decades Ago, The US Supreme Court Handed Down The Most Important Church-State Decision You Never Heard Of- And Kicked Off The Culture Wars That Reverberate Today'

AU.ORG



Prosecution Drives Former Professor To Suicide

FREESTUDENTS.BLOGSPOT.COM

Brandy Britton, 43, had been a professor at the University of Maryland. She taught in the fields of sociology and anthropology at the University of Maryland until 1999 when she lost her job.

There isn’t a high demand in those fields. You rarely hear anyone saying, “Gee, I was looking for a good anthropologist. Can you recommend anyone?” So Britton turned to the oldest profession in the books, so old in fact that anthropologists study it. She became a prostitute.

And things must have gone well enough for her since she continued in the profession for some years. One year ago the local police, having run out of real criminals to pursue, turned their attention to Britton and arrested her. The local prosecutor also lacking any other activity of value worth doing was taking her to court in a few days times.

Britton faced four charges and each carried a potential of one year in prison. Britton, however hung herself.

Christopher Flohr was her attorney. He said she was “kind and generous”. And he noted: “Her death underscores an important question: Was the public benefited at all by the resources spent on her arrest and prosecution?”

Busybody neighbors bare some of the responsibility. They noticed “men pulling up in fancy cars and staying only briefly”. What is missing? They didn’t notice any deterioration of the upscale neighborhood. They didn’t find drug dealers or other prostitutes hanging around outside the door. In fact they didn’t see anything except men periodically driving up to Britton’s home. But they suspected she was having sex and in America that’s practically considered tantamount to genocide. One can have sex, of course, provided they hide the fact and feel guilty about it.

With the nosey neighbors peering over the fence, hoping to catch a glimpse of something salacious, the police decided to investigate. Now one news article I read said: “According to Baltimore Crime Statistics and Crime Data, Baltimore’s crime level rates ‘worse’ than the national average in every category except the ‘Rape” category.”

Or take this little tidbit from WJZ television: “In Maryland, there were 407 black homicide victims in 2004, meaning 25 of every 100,000 African-Americans were murdered. Maryland ranks seventh when it comes to this problem.” The station notes that the mayor of Baltimore says most of these killings take place in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Examiner had a headline that screamed: “In Baltimore, not even police officers are safe from random crime.” They write: “Two visiting law enforcement officers were robbed at gunpoint outside a bar in a trendy section of Baltimore, hours before they were to attend the funeral of a Baltimore detective who was shot to death during a robbery attempt at the end of his shift.”

Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm said: “We’re hurting as a city.” After this attack one of the police officers said: “I’m upset that stuff like this is happening in Baltimore and in areas that are fairly decent. I could have been dead. This is terrible. This city has been horrible lately.” Horrible lately? Perhaps true but the city is sending a message to women who engage in prostitution.

So they don’t have the resources to fight robbers and murderers. But the police and the prosecutors and the courts can spend hours going after woman like Britton. They can put them under surveillance and troll the internet to see if they are advertising prices for their services -- which is what they did in Britton’s case. And real criminals are dangerous! They sometimes do nasty things to officers who arrest them. It’s safer to arrest someone who is harmless, someone like Britton. So that’s what they did while Baltimore goes to hell in a handcart.

Brandy Britton’s arrest made life difficult for her. She had to hire an attorney and attorneys are not cheap in America. To make things worse she had to stop working since the police were watching her. With her trial only days away she would have been despondent. With no income she was desperate. And then she found the piece of paper on the front door of her home. It was being repossessed. The only glimmer of hope she had was that a conviction could mean she wouldn’t need a home for four home -- the state of Maryland would provide one at great expense to the taxpayers.

The eviction notice, coming on top of the arrest and pending trial, was obviously more than she could take. So she hung herself.

That must give some comfort to the people of Baltimore and the nosey neighbors with nothing better to do. An obviously dangerous criminal is now off the streets -- permanently. She may have been kind. She may have been generous. She may have done nothing to harm another person. But the good Christian people of Baltimore can sleep knowing that one less prostitute threatens their safety. But if I were them I’d sleep with one eye open. While the police and prosecutor were chasing Britton they were ignoring murderers, rapists, thieves, and sundry other violent individuals who actually violate the rights of others. But in a decent society you have to have priorities. After all this horrible woman was having sex! For money!!!!

A visit to Baltimore might mean that you get mugged, your wife is murdered and your daughter is raped. But joy of all joy, Brandy Britton isn’t around to solicit you anymore. Don’t you feel better already?

posted by CLS at 1/31/2007 04:16:00 PM  



Take Me To A Circus Tent - The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual

TAKEMETOACIRCUSTENT.NET



Dash Rip Rock - Hee Haw Hell

"...the latest studio cd from Baton Rouge natives Dash Rip Rock, "Hee Haw Hell." It's a country punk opera based on Dante's Inferno- no, really! Dash Rip Rock tells the story of Donkey's tour of Hell (populated by hosts of Lynrd Skynrd and jam bands) with Ol' Virg. As if a country-punkified version of a 14th century Italian epic poem isn't over the top, guest stars (including Mojo Nixon, The Upper Crust, and Jello Biafra) guarantee that Hee Haw Hell is a musical and literary
classic!"

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



Unreality Check

UNREALITYCHECK.COM



Women's Autonomous Movement of Nicaragua

MOVIMIENTOAUTOMODEMUJERES.ORG



Pastor Rex Cat of Flock with No Shepherd - online shows

RADIO4ALL.NET



Flock with No Shepherd blog

FLOCKWITHNOSHEPHERD.BLOGSPOT.COM



George Wishes He Could Surge show has been uploaded and available for free 24/ 7 @

RADIO4ALL.NET



several Rev. Bookburn shows (2006- 2007)

RADIO4ALL.NET



Infidel Guy's small archive of Rev. Bookburn shows (2004- 2005)

THEDEBATEHOUR.COM



Rev. Bookburn and former live guest Elena the Zygote in Human Body Topics - Zygote News

HUMAN-BODY-TOPIC.NET



new Jello:

JELLO BIAFRA

In The Grip Of Official Treason

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



forthcoming shows:

Bake Sale for Halliburton

Anti-President's Day

a humorous special for the Scooter Libby trial



Please inform the Reverend if you can burn DVD's from Video.Google or You Tube



Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta
Philadelphia

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Fred Flintstone

The Reverend Is In - the show that dares to ask What Would Santa Do?



Since we're not doing the Erotic Interpretation of the SuperBowl this Sunday night, we are unable to present the Asshole of the Week award. Therefore, we'll do it here.

Asshole of the Week: Ted Nuggent. After a history of being a whacked gun and hunting deranged person, and supporter of far-right politics, the 'rocker' has-been upstaged himself with his recent racist and anti-immigrants remarks. May his next hunting trip be with Dickless Cheney.



Happy birthday Fred Flintstone. Fred was born approximately 2 million years ago. This must be terrifying news to fundamentalist cultists, however we know that Fred is real. We have seen him.



your goodies until next time:



Censorship Gone Wild!

'Better World Thru Censorship' (humor video)

ZIDDIO.COM



Molly Ivins

1944 - 2007

TEXASOBSERVER.ORG



Charges dropped against Lt. Ehren Watanda

EDITORANDPUBLISHER.COM



Submissive Jesus Prayer Answering Head Ad #3

YOUTUBE.COM



Sex in Washington XXX

YOUTUBE.COM



The God Complex - Pirromount Pictures

PIRROMOUNT.COM



Episode 5: Mr. Deity and Lucifer

MRDEITY.COM



pictures from anti-war protest in DC 1/27

DC.INDYMEDIA.ORG



video: Anti-War Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands

TRUTHOUT.ORG



Living Colour's Cult of Personality - starring George W. Bush

YOUTUBE.COM



Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Chicago (live)

YOUTUBE.COM



Country Joe McDonald - FISH Cheer/ I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag (live at Woodstock 1969)

YOUTUBE.COM



Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) covering/ updating Phil Ochs' Here's To The State of Mississippi

YOUTUBE.COM



Allen Ginsberg & Paul McCartney - Ballad of the Skeletons

YOUTUBE.COM



Somebody To Love - Domino (music by Jefferson Airplane)

YOUTUBE.COM



White Rabbit (live)

YOUTUBE.COM



Volunteers (from Go Ride The Music)

YOUTUBE.COM



Sarah Silverman - The Porn Song

YOUTUBE.COM



Ramones play Bonzo Goes To Bitberg (about Reagan) on Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes

YOUTUBE.COM



Boss Hog - White Out video

YOUTUBE.COM



Nevermore - Born -from Godless Endeavor release

YOUTUBE.COM



Feederz - Jesus Entering From The Rear - live - El Rio, San Francisco

YOUTUBE.COM



Veronica Lipgloss & the Evil Eyes live

YOUTUBE.COM



Church of the SubGenius

with Rev. Ivan Stang

YOUTUBE.COM



Rev. Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping

YOUTUBE.COM



Feel Good Inc.

YOUTUBE.COM



Robert Randolph playing Hendrix

YOUTUBE.COM



Bob Weir, Bongwater and the Fabulous Pussywillows
(You Don't Love Me Yet)

YOUTUBE.COM



Syd Barrett's First Psychedelic Trip

YOUTUBE.COM



Psychedelic Lover by Pierrot

YOUTUBE.COM



Peek-A-Boo Revue

(4 past live guests 12/03 - Audio Archives)

YOUTUBE.COM

YOUTUBE.COM

YOUTUBE.COM

MYSPACE.COM



permanent state of orgasm

YOUTUBE.COM



speaking of that...

Roger Stone, the Dr. Frankenstein of 'morals/ family-values/ abstinence/ christian supremacy' rhetoric for Reagan then Dole, in sex club again?

GEOCITITES.COM



Eros Day '07 Operetic Orgy (1/26)

DRSUSANBLOCK.COM



Rev. Bookburn's comment for Eros Day posting

Congrats on another fabulous Eros Day! Some of my listeners and I want to know: in the picture of Jesus (without the President), was He getting ready to indulge in a playful spanking? Or was He getting excited about returning to His foot-fetish activity. That is certainly more interesting than the details of celebrity relationships. What a great show!

Love,
Rev. Bookburn



Valentine Tao of Sex

COUNTERPUNCH.ORG



Rhode Island: Catholic 'school' bans talking during lunch

CNN.COM



clip from Heart of the Beholder

YOUTUBE.COM

BEHOLDER.COM



where Mel Gibson got his anti-Semitism

The New Crusaders

SPLCENTER.ORG



LOVE Philly - Feb. 13

SUSTAINPHILLY.BLOGSPOT.COM



'Doing Drugs the Right Way'

Vince Beiser

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM



David Lynch Questions 9/11 On National U.S. Radio

Iconoclastic director of upcoming Inland Empire , Twin Peaks & The Elephant Man says there's "more than meets the eye" to what people saw on September 11

INFOWARS.COM



Scientists 'pressured on climate findings'

THEAUSTRALIAN.NEWS.COM



Patrick Leahy questioning Alberto Gonzales about Maher Arar

YOUTUBE.COM



The Real John McCain

THEREALMCCAIN.COM



Libby Trial: A Case for Impeachment

TRUTHDIG.COM



The Scum Also Rises

Fox Kicks Off the Witch-Hunting Season

ROLLINGSTONE.COM



American Christian Taliban Department

Tom Tancredo's Mission

'The Republican congressman from Colorado will try to woo GOP voters with anti-immigration rhetoric and a boatload of Christian Right politics'

MEDIATRANSPARENCY.ORG



Minister Accused of Murder

WOAI.COM



Birds of a Feather department:

'Muslims and Christians Hold Pro-Life Conference'

show of unity between former rival cultist theocrats

SPUC.ORG.UK



more planned protests at funerals of soldiers by cult group

GODHATESAMERICA.COM



Cop Briefs: Cross Thief Hits Georgia Tech [cop briefs?!]

AJC.COM



Woman Sues Police After Miscarriage

10TV.COM



Weedman's page

NJWEEDMAN.COM



Who Would Jesus Deport?

'Christian' Nativism

SPLCENTER.ORG



Are you the terrorist next door?
by Dr. Charlotte Laws
Sunday Jan 28th, 2007

INDYBAY.ORG

Congress recently passed legislation called the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), which can be used to prosecute civil disobedience and speech as “domestic terrorism” when an animal-related business loses profits and property. The Act also protects corporations that pollute and destroy the environment.

I was an ordinary American until November 27, 2006 when I became a terrorist or more accurately what I call a “stand-by terrorist.” Perhaps I cannot truly own this newfound nickname until the government decides to prosecute me for word crimes, if that day ever arrives. Until then, I just think of myself as being on stand-by, just as are most--if not all--Americans, whether they realize it or not.

You may wonder how words can amount to a terrorist act in the land of the free and home of the outspoken. It is not widely known, but Congress recently passed legislation called the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), which can be used to prosecute civil disobedience and speech as “domestic terrorism” when an animal-related business loses profits and property. The Act also protects corporations that pollute and destroy the environment.

You may ask, what does this have to do with me because I’m no nature fan or animal lover? Well, it could eventually have very much to do with you because the AETA--a natural child of the Patriot Act--is likely to be the first of many assaults on the social justice movement in favor of corporations and other moneyed interests. If you think you may want to use your free speech someday to criticize something, anything, then you had better be very concerned.

You should also be concerned about whether law enforcement protects you from the Bin Ladens of the world or fritters away your hard-earned tax dollars investigating pacifists. The American Civil Liberties Union says the FBI uses “counterterrorism resources to monitor and infiltrate (nonviolent) domestic political organizations that criticize business interests and government policies.” An FBI special agent recently told me that planting undercover agents at legal, peaceful events--with hopes that they will somehow learn about illegal activities--is a favored tactic of the bureau.

What are the parameters of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and who could be tangled in its web, slapped with prison time and branded a terrorist? Could Oprah Winfrey--the beloved and successful talk show host--and her former vegetarian guest, Howard Lyman, be prosecuted as terrorists if they were to repeat anti-beef comments made to Winfrey’s 15 million viewers in 1996?

It is indeed possible because the AETA is overbroad, vague and subject to the whims of law enforcement, as evidenced last year when six young, New Jersey website operators became the first individuals convicted on “animal enterprise terrorism” charges. The young people were part of the Stop Huntington Cruelty (SHAC) campaign, which targeted the Huntington Life Sciences (HLS) animal research labs. The website operators did nothing more than assert their First Amendment rights: they posted videotape of tortured dogs inside HLS and reported the legal and illegal handiwork of activists, which eventually caused the corporation to lose profits and to be dropped from the New York Stock Exchange. The FBI were unable to catch the underground activists, so they targeted the website operators, who are serving up to six years in prison for their speech.

If the government fails to catch a thief or saboteur, should it be allowed to pursue the CNN reporter who delivers the news? Or an outspoken op-ed columnist? Or six kids from New Jersey with a website? The AETA ignores Shakespeare’s recommendation, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” potentially stigmatizing a “speaker” with the most heinous, post-9/11 label in America: terrorist.

In 1996, Oprah Winfrey invited ex-cattle rancher Howard Lyman to talk about Mad Cow disease on her television show. Lyman knew first-hand how cows--even diseased ones--were fed being to other cows and how their diets were supplemented with ground-up dogs, cats and road kill. He explained the meat production process, and Winfrey offered that she would never eat another burger. The audience cheered. On the following day, cattle futures plummeted, and the financial disaster was labeled the “Oprah Crash.”

Estimated losses to the beef industry were $10 - $12 million, and a group of cattlemen filed a lawsuit against Winfrey and Lyman under a Texas food disparagement law. They wanted compensation for loss of profits. Winfrey and Lyman won, but only after spending over a million dollars on legal fees. In his book, Mad Cowboy, Lyman says that those who sued “apparently believe that the First Amendment… was not meant to be interpreted so broadly as to allow people to say unpleasant things about beef.”

If Winfrey and Lyman were to make these comments today, and viewers hit the streets, embarking upon civil disobedience, vandalism, even breaking into factory farms and rescuing frightened death row cows from slaughter, could the pair be held liable as AETA conspirators? It is entirely possible.

But nothing this extreme needs to occur because the penalty section of the AETA explicitly states that a person can violate the law and go to prison even if there is no property damage, no loss of profits, no fear to any persons, and no injuries. In other words, if Lyman were to say to Winfrey, “Gee, I hope someone rescues those poor tortured, cows before slaughter,” his comment could be interpreted as a violation of the AETA, more specifically as a “conspiracy to interfere with the operations of an animal enterprise.” Without a transcript from the show, one cannot know what casual exchanges floated between Winfrey and Lyman that day. It may seem far-fetched to envision the pair in prison, branded terrorists--especially since Winfrey is affluent and popular--but it is not far-fetched within the parameters of this poorly drafted legislation, which leaves much open to interpretation by law enforcement and the court system.

Just as the AETA chills speech, it has disturbing ramifications for those who commit slightly illegal misdeeds. The Act can transform misdemeanors into federal crimes, and it can turn ordinary Americans--who, for example, post illegal signs or engage in graffiti--into domestic terrorists.

Let’s assume a high school senior enters a national science fair, and his project involves decapitating live mice. His mother objects to the experiment as cruel and immoral, but the son ignores her. She takes matters into her own hands by stealing the mice and placing them in a loving home, then smashing the remainder of the project and shoving it in the trash. Science fair projects are specifically protected under the AETA, as are vivisection labs, factory farms, slaughterhouses, zoos, furriers and rodeos. The mother has intentionally damaged her son’s animal-related property, which means the U.S. government may arrest her as a terrorist and throw her in jail.

Let’s take another case. A small boy is murdered, and his older sister is devastated. Because law enforcement officers fail to read the killer his rights and bungle other aspects of the case, he goes free. A year later, the sister discovers the killer owns a horse boarding facility in a neighboring state. She drives to the location and paints his fence with the words, “He murdered my little brother. Don’t board your horses here” in attempt to ruin his business and warn customers about the danger. The girl has intentionally caused damage to an animal enterprise. Under the AETA, her graffiti can be prosecuted as a terrorist act.

As a final example, a journalist writes an article about combating the AETA. He suggests peppering the country with signs that read “ALF.” “ALF” is an acronym for the Animal Liberation Front, a group that has vandalized companies that use and kill animals. When “ALF” is scribbled on a fence, building or sign, the FBI is automatically called to investigate. This is routine because the bureau considers the group the number one domestic terrorist threat, even though the ALF has never injured a human or animal.

Investigating the acronym “ALF” would be a laborious task if thousands of signs throughout the country had to be checked. The sign placement strategy would run law enforcement ragged, educate the public about the absurdity of the AETA, and further water down the word “terrorist” so that all Americans could come to realize how they themselves qualify as “terrorists on stand-by.”

At some point, it is likely an animal enterprise owner or employee would play “the fear card.” A butcher, for example, could claim to be frightened by an “ALF” placard adjacent to his shop, alleging an impending attack by angry animal rights activists.

It is a violation of the AETA to intentionally induce fear (of bodily harm) in those associated with an animal enterprise, even when no property is damaged. The “victim”--or the butcher, in this case--would determine what constitutes fear, and it would be easy for him to prove nefarious intentions since everyone knows animal advocates would like to see butchers out of business. Posting illegal signs is common in most neighborhoods, such as when advertising garage sales and political candidates, yet fines are rarely imposed. In the case of “ALF” placards, the “graphic artists” could be arrested as terrorists; the journalist who originated the idea could also be at risk.

It is important to know that AETA terrorism charges cannot be brought against someone when the “target” is unaffiliated with an animal enterprise. If the son’s science project had involved no animals, if the murderer had owned a bicycle shop instead of a horse ranch, and if the illegally posted signs had advertised an estate sale, the FBI would not be called. This demonstrates how the AETA violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution, which states that all people must have equal protection under the law.

Why should biomedical corporations and their executives--as well as other animal industries that bestow hefty campaign donations upon Washington politicos--be provided with a special law? Aren’t there more (or equally) deserving “targets” in need of activist protection, such as abortion clinics, anti-union employers, gay-run businesses and houses of worship? Should there be an Abortion Clinic Terrorism Act, a Union Employer Terrorism Act, and a Gay Community Terrorism Act, among others? Or would these niche laws further impede efforts to identify real terrorism, as the AETA does?

There have been over 13,000 incidents against abortion clinics and doctors since 1977, including seven murders. There have been over 2,100 acts of union violence between 1991 and 2001, including bombings, shootings and near fatal injuries.

In 2004 alone, there were over 4,500 racially motivated incidents in America, while there were another 1,480 based on religious bias and another 1,460 based on sexual orientation. Animal and environmental groups have committed far fewer acts, yet they are pinned with the “terrorist” tag, while those who shoot abortion doctors or burn down synagogues are perceived only as felons.

By the same token, it is unfair to drag a mother off to prison as a terrorist due to bad luck, in that her son decides to embark upon an animal project. If she had destroyed his chemistry vials, she would not be facing terrorism charges. Her compassionate response to animal abuse should make her a hero, not an Al-Qaeda operative. It is dangerous to dilute the word “terrorism” so it loses all meaning, so it describes the most caring and justice-loving members of our society, and so it theoretically applies to the entire citizenry, many who sweat nervously in “standby” waiting rooms.

The AETA may lead to consequences its originators did not foresee. It may embolden aboveground activists who no longer need to limit their activities to that which is legal. After all, they are viewed as terrorists either way. Why should they cheer from the sidelines when they can run with the ball?

Inequitable and oppressive laws can propel pacifists into action, as depicted in the movie, Catch A Fire. The film relates a true story about an apolitical black man who is wrongly accused of being a terrorist by South African authorities in 1980. After enduring arrest and interrogation, he comes to the realization that it is only right to be a “terrorist,” so as to combat the entrenched apartheid of the day. He becomes a rebel fighter, planting an incendiary device at an oil refinery. Ironically, the government--convinced it is keeping him under control by choking him with the heavy hand of the law--wakes him up to injustice and ignites him into action. Animal liberation is no less a noble cause, and a similar result could be expected. Who could be next to catch a fire?

America is about nothing if it is not about fairness and free speech. The AETA does not comport with this image. It is unjust and unconstitutional, and it interferes with the prosecution of real terrorism against the American people.

Once we faced a “red scare”; now we are bombarded with a “green scare.” The time has come to ask yourself: Do you really want to be on stand-by or do you want to take a stand?

And are you now, or could you someday be, the terrorist next door?
________

Charlotte Laws, Ph.D. authors a chapter of the 2006 book, Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of Mother Earth. She is the founder and president of the Los Angeles Directors of Animal Welfare and the League for Earth and Animal Protection. Her website is http://www.CharlotteLaws.org and her blog is http://charlottelaws.typepad.com
http://www.CharlotteLaws.org



Take Me To A Circus Tent - The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual

TAKEMETOACIRCUSTENT.NET



Unreality Check

UNREALITYCHECK.COM



Women's Autonomous Movement of Nicaragua

MOVIMIENTOAUTOMODEMUJERES.ORG



Pastor Rex Cat of Flock with No Shepherd - online shows

RADIO4ALL.NET



Flock with No Shepherd blog

FLOCKWITHNOSHEPHERD.BLOGSPOT.COM



George Wishes He Could Surge show has been uploaded and available for free 24/ 7 @

RADIO4ALL.NET



several Rev. Bookburn shows (2006- 2007)

RADIO4ALL.NET



Infidel Guy's small archive of Rev. Bookburn shows (2004- 2005)

THEDEBATEHOUR.COM



Rev. Bookburn and former live guest Elena the Zygote in Human Body Topics - Zygote News

HUMAN-BODY-TOPIC.NET



new Jello:

JELLO BIAFRA

In The Grip Of Official Treason

ALTERNATIVETENTACLES.COM



playlist from the last show:


Rev. Bookburn
1/28/07
George Wishes He Could Surge

Velvet Underground- I'm Waiting For The Man

Jeffrey Frederick- Penile Malfunction

Jack and the Rippers- Crucified on a Blue Cross

Beastie Boys- Shazam!

William Shatner- You'll Have Time

The Offspring- Baghdad

The Subhumans- Mindless Tough Guy Act

Freedom of Expression- I Got Stoned and I Missed It

Blowfly- Punk Cock is Rock; VD Party

Jefferson Airplane- We Can Be Together

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Whore [2006 version]

The Crucifucks- Hinckley Had A Vision

Jello Biafra with The Melvins- Those Dumb Punk Kids (Will Buy Anything)

DOA- War

Country Joe & The Fish- An Untitled Protest

Cheech and Chong- Earache My Eye

Anti-Flag - 911 For Peace

Schlong- Gee Officer Krupke

George Michael- Shoot The Dog

Mick O'Brien- Corporate Dubya [parody]

Supaclean- State of the Union

Rawdog w/ Taskforce & Braintax- Arrest the President


post-show song:

Syd Barrett- Octopus [Takes 1 & 2]


guests: Halliburton Ernie, Dr. Greed, George W. Bush

George Michael track -based on Wag The Dog and does not advocate harm to dogs; song directed to Bush and Blair, whom Michael alleges to be lovers


The Reverend thanks the following: Pastor Rex Cat, Radio Volta, Mergatroyd Productions, Radio4All, Lord Cheezus, ProChoiceLeague.org, BARF, Paul Krassner, AlternativeTentacles.com, AKPress.org, Holy Bloody Mary, Hippie John, Craig the Airplane Man, JenniferHunterConsulting.com, Heretic, Eric Schwartz, South Jersey Clinic Defense Coalition, Lady Simone, PriestsGoneWild.com, Anande Plume, Dallas Blanchard, RHEAL, Mephistopheles, EverLasting GodStopper, Darren Deicide, Catherine Moon, DeHypnotist/ Lady Kathryn, Wooden Shoe (Philadelphia), Ontherag.net, and Axis of Music.



forthcoming shows:

Bake Sale for Halliburton

Anti-President's Day

a humorous special for the Scooter Libby trial



Please inform the Reverend if you can burn DVD's from Video.Google or You Tube



Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta
Philadelphia