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Friday, June 30, 2006

Res- Erection

On the next Reverend Is In show: Res-Erection. It has been pointed out to the Reverend that this would be more appropriate theme for "Easter" Sunday. However, in view of the recent one-year memorials for Marlon the Great Engineer, as well as this being a first time theme, we're going to use that theme immediately.

Showtime: Sunday, July 9, 9:00 to 11, Eastern time, USA @

Special thanks to DJ Cindy of Volta's Kinetic Cuts show (Wednesday nights) for obtaining the tribute plaque for the Marlon Solarium. We'll attempt to get the pictures of the plaque and Herman the cat on Volta or another website.

Seeking input for yet another future theme: Petroleum Predators. Ideas, song requests, and humor can be sent to Rev. Bookburn:

Since the Reverend has been attending numerous seminars in his life as a mild-mannered social worker, additional show themes have been brainstormed. Future shows shall include the current state of this culture/ system for seniors, the threats against Medicare/ health care, and what may become a mini-series: White Illegal Aliens.

Since the predominant regime of this world believes in using advisors who hallucinate angels and hear voices.. the Reverend decided to ask: why should the American Christian Taliban have all the fun? Consequently, gawd spoke to the Reverend and decided to make statements in response to those who profess to be quoting Him. Feel free to use.


" It is My will for manipulative asswipes to discontinue attempts to quote me on marquees, billboards and garmentry." -god

"If I knew everybody before the formation of the fetus, I'd spend all of My time swimming in mens' balls." -god

"As the economy, environment and social justice plunges deeper into shit, do you think I concern Myself with Tinkie Winkie and the color of Barney?" -god

"I interpret talking in tongues as a provocative offer." -god

"There are no words for how embarassed I feel when dickheads act like they're my representatives, especially Congresspeople." - god

"I bless abortion doctors, all sexual orientations, women without veils, and performing artists with their pants half-way down." -god

"How insulting to suggest that I prefer to ignore human suffering to focus on masturbation and whether or not a vehicle contains a fucking fish emblem." -god

on Ann Coulter:
"What an asshole!" -god

He said it was ok to use these as banners, email signatures, pranks, spray paintings or other publicly displayed expression.

The many short spoken word tracks on the last show were from The Vinyl Project- Freedom Archives (

Goodies until the next show:

White House, GOP Leaders Plan All-Out Assault on Federal Protections

Kirk Cameron learns about why the banana is proof of creationism.

The Atheist Nightmare: The Banana

follow-up to the former recipients of the Asshole of the Week award: the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council:

Sioux tribe ousts president over abortion clinic plan

Ex-lover accuses Cardinal's advisor of hypocrisy over her abortion

As the spokesman for the Archbishop of Westminster, Dr Austen Ivereigh
vigorously promotes the Roman Catholic church's anti-abortion policy.

But yesterday Dr Ivereigh was accused of 'heinous' hypocrisy after it
emerged he had helped pay for a former girlfriend to have an abortion and
got another woman pregnant out of wedlock.

Reprocessing Nuclear Waste

from Paul Krassner on the death of Lyle Stuart:

Paul Krassner: "He was my oldest friend--we met in 1953--my journalistic mentor and my first
publisher He died last night ..." (written 6/24)

Read the rest at

Schools ban dictionary of slang,,1804537,00.html?gusrc=rss_

Cheeseburger Couplings Match Two Favorites

$100,000 to Meet with Bush. What Else Could This Mean?

Adulterers in Chief

The GOP's top three contenders for the 2008 race
are the most maritally challenged crop of
presidential hopefuls in American political history.

Spyware Left Behind in Religious Video Game

Black leaders kick off clergy conference

DALLAS -- Prominent black leaders said they will work to combat Christian
conservatives they say have used gay marriage and abortion to distract
from larger moral issues such as the war, voting rights, affirmative
action and poverty.

[I hope someone sends brochures of the conference to the very homophobic
bigots and anti-women BCP (Black Clergy of Philadelphia)]

Police Say Pastor Coerced Sex Using God's Word

COCOA, Fla. -- A Rockledge, Fla., pastor was arrested for allegedly coercing a member of his congregation into having sex with him by telling her God wanted it.

The pastor was charged with raping the woman and is being held without bond, police said.

Solid Life Ministries pastor Jesse French, 43, was arrested on 10 counts of sexual battery and 15 counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

A 21-year-old congregant told police that the pastor began abusing her about four months ago after telling her he needed to anoint her with oil because she was tired. That led to fondling and sex on 10 occasions, she said. The woman told investigators that she repeatedly tried to stop French but that he would read the Bible to her and quote Scripture to suggest God wanted them to have sex.

Police said they're investigating whether there are more victims.

French was arrested on June 22. A message left early Wednesday for French's attorney Harley Gutin was not immediately returned.

Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan
by Hillary Carlip
Hillary's appearance on The Gong Show (70s) is here

Marlon's all-time favorite music performers (besides Frank Zappa) The Residents- Jailhouse Rock and Wonderful

Bush on Global Warming (Spoof)

Bush Is Not Incompetent
by The Rockridge Institute

Hippies Homeland Security Threat
Mass Citations At Rainbow Family Gathering in Colorado
A permit for a pilgrimage?
by Karen Kilroy and Alan Canfora

Cost of War

Goldfrapp- Yes Sir I Can Boogie (live)
Would Madonna on acid be an appropriate description?

Up, Up and Oy Vey explores the Jewish roots
of many classic superheroes

Politicized Science
How Anti-Abortion Myths Feed the Christian Right Agenda

Media That Matters Film Festival: Permission

Hmm, let's see.. a vacation in the Dominican Republic and a bottle of viagra...despite the risk of blowing the whole deal with the prosecution in the doctor shopping case... I guess he saw this as a real growth
experience. Let us pray for his functionality.

Rev. Bookburn

Rush Limbaugh under new investigation

By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer

Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.

Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name was not on the prescription, said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office.

Miller said the alleged violation could be a second-degree misdemeanor. The sheriff's office was investigating and will soon turn the case over to the state attorney's office, which had no immediate comment Tuesday.

Under the deal reached last month with prosecutors, Limbaugh was not to be arrested for any infraction for 18 months in exchange for authorities deferring a charge of "doctor shopping." Prosecutors had alleged the conservative talk-show host illegally deceived multiple physicians to receive overlapping painkiller prescriptions.

Limbaugh also must submit to random drug tests and continue treatment for his admitted addiction to painkillers.

Limbaugh's doctor had prescribed the Viagra, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection examined the 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage after his private plane landed at the airport, Miller said.

Investigators confiscated the drugs, which treat erectile dysfunction. Limbaugh was released without being charged.

Former Admin. Official Needs Only Three Words To Explain Manipulation of Intel: ‘The Vice President’

The Dark Side

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
Marlon Solar Memorial Tribute - One Year Later

Camper Van Beethoven- Where The Hell Is Bill?

Judi Bari- This is about all of us [spoken work, plus next mini-clips]

Cherri Morega- Two spirit folks

unknown- do not negotiate

Cherri Morega- This is not my country but it is my land

Arundhati Roy- Shrink wrap

Ward Churchill- I'm a member of a nation

Malcolm X- Not a Republican and not a Democrat

Ramsey Muhiz- We're poor/ and Jose Angel Gutierrez- Raza Unita and Chicano People

Raul Garcia- Para Nosotros de la Raza

Ramsey Muhiz- Try me out

Ramsey Muhiz- The Brown case

David Gilbert- Wink of Democracy

unknown- The cops and the Klan

David Gilbert- Other forms of struggle

Amiri Baraka- Defeat of its parents

MLK- The war in Vietnam

Arundhati Roy- The hidden fist

Cherrie Morega- Poisoned alphabet economic soup

Arundhati Roy- Dominated by the U.S.

Manu Chao- They kill everything with money

Assata Shakur- I see myself struggling

Cherri Morega- A 500 year history of invasion

Noam Chomsky- Blood that's dripping

Chicano Moratorium- Organizing against genocide

Noam Chomsky- Anarcho-syndicalism [spoken word- from The Vinyl Project- The Freedom Archives]

Zappa's Universe- Heavenly Bank Account

Frank Zappa- Peaches En Regalia

The Unseen- Tradition; What Are You Gonna Do

Country Joe and the Fish- I Like Marijuana

Ann Magnuson- Sex With The Devil

Phil Ochs- When I'm Gone

Strawberry Alarm Clock- Nightmare of Percussion

Thunderclap Newman- Something in the Air

Gay Cowboys in Bondage- Domestic Battlefield

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

Green Jelly- Anarchy in the UK

Voices of Africa- Abba Zaba

Broken Society- WTO

Frank Zappa/ Mothers of Invention- Who Are The Brain Police?; Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder

Turn Me On Dead Man- Apocalypse Rock

Beatnigs- Television

Monty Python- Sit On My Face; Penis Song (Not The Noel Coward Song)

DOA- The Enemy

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

The Gooses- 1969

See you July 9

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, June 23, 2006

Marlon - One Year Later

On the next The Reverend Is In show: Marlon Solar Memorial Tribute - One Year Later. This tribute to Marlon the Great Engineer will be this Sunday, one year to the day since we lost him. Radio Volta folks have had a plaque made for the Marlon Solarium room at LAVA.

The Reverend is seeking input for a forthcoming themed-show pertaining to the extremely over-bloated military budget and the cuts to human services. We're also working on the United We Stand Erect, Marketing Chocolate Contraception, and Warning Labels for the Bible themes.

Showtime: Sunday, June 25, 9:00 to 11, Eastern time, USA @

We shall also honor Axis of Evil Music. They won the Reverend's longtime contest to either pie or hurl jello at the corporate scab 'Dead Kennedys (see classic video link below).' They shall get a song dedication, and if we find them, multiple prizes.

Happy belated birthday: medical marijuana rights activist Diane Fornbacher, and Dr. Susan Block who is recovering well from serious medical illness.

Fun and/ or interesting stuff to check out. You won't believe the videos.

Defense Department Disavows Santorum’s WMD Claims

Homemade Music Video Endorses Killing Civilians

This video, apparently made by marines in Iraq, is being investigated by the US military after complaints from the Council on American-Islamic Relations that the singer endorses murdering civilians.

Their Barbarism, and Ours

GOP organization linked to dirty politics, attempted coups, 'building democracy' for US

Net Neutrality

The Bush Family: Enjoying A Nice Slice Of Moon Pie

Bush Should Get the Looters Out of Medicare

Using Children as 'God's Army'

xians-only baseball?

from the Reverend's "funny Ann Coulter link" e-mailer:

WARNING: the following link in only appropriate for fully grown humans who
choose to see an adult-oriented, potentially shocking website.

Reminder: in case you were hiding in one of Dickless Cheney's bunkers or
caves and haven't heard...

Ann Coulter amazed the world by managing to sink even lower than ever
before. Her recent book actually trashes widows of people killed on 9/11.
Due to their calls for real investigations and refusals to blindly follow
the Bush regime and related war-criminals, they were perceived as targets
deserving vicious slander in a book that even shocked some of the last
remaining Bush buttlickers.

The link below is shocking and offensive... but isn't it high time a link
like this was emailed throughout the world and posted everywhere?

Ron Brynaert alleges plagiarism in Coulter's new book:


Gubernatorial Candidate Cheated On First Wife, Used Marijuana

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher apologized Monday for an extramarital affair that led to his 1979 divorce and acknowledged he used marijuana "many, many" years ago.

Minister blames attorney for convictions

WEST CHESTER - The evangelical minister who counts homosexuality and "wicked, sick, perverted rap music" among the contributors to society’s ills now blames his conviction for soliciting sexual favors from a borough boy on his defense attorney.

The Rev. Craig Stephen White, 42, a Pentecostal minister and preacher with the Philadelphia-based Gospel Outreach Center at the time of his arrest in July 2003, returned to Common Pleas Judge Anthony A. Sarcione’s courtroom on Wednesday.

Dogs Deserve Better is holding a Chain Off 2006 Contest—Breaking the Chain—to be held in/near Altoona, PA beginning July 1, 2006 and continuing as long as two weeks. In today’s world of reality TV, our idea will spark great interest locally and nationally, because real people will compete to win the real prize of a New Car! The idea is as follows: 15 people—those who have a dog chained at their home, those who live near a chained dog, or those who live with a rescued dog—will sign on as contestants and compete to win the car by living chained to a doghouse for as long as possible, up to approximately 2 weeks. The player staying chained the longest will win.

Don't Bow To God's Bullies
By Rev. Jim Rigby, Posted June 15, 2006.

Los Hoodios - Spanish Rappin' Sensations

Fisting and God's Will

The "Dead Kennedys" Get Jello-ed by Axis of Evil

The Dead Kennedys re-united (without Jello Biafra) for a tour. Axis of
evil decided to bring Jello back to the Dead Kennedys.


Watch what happens when a preacher intends to say "pitching tents" but leaves out
the "n". He gets REALLY embarrassed and flustered.

Get on the telephone , Gene Scott was the only preacher on tv worth watching. Over
30 years on the tube

Bishop Eddie Long's 'Fresh Sperm' sermon clip

Bishop Earl Paulk, Don Paulk 1993 Sex Scandal (Pt 2)
Part two of a newsmagazine report from 1993 detail alleged sexual improprieties by Bishop Earl Paulk , his brother Don , Duane Swilley and other members

George Bush singing Sunday Bloody Sunday

Brokeback to the Future

Crazy, cussin,' hip-hop preacher on public access tv (women-hostile like most preachers)

One minute German-language short about nazis

Abortion rights activist presses on (Bill Baird)

[The Reverend's Father's Day prank. Ms. Magazine was forgotten when this was written. This e-mail was sent on Father's Day. It prompted some lively discussions about the history of the slander against Baird, as well as debate about whether it was caused by gender issues or (as the Reverend asserts) the usual territory/ turf and ego ji-hads. Baird's 1972 Supreme Court victory (Baird vs. Eisenstadt) provided the primary legal precedent for the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion].

In developments that could shock the world, the major queenpins of the
women's rights movement gave Bill Baird the ultimate father's day gift:
they decided to acknowledge over 40 years of dedication and
accomplishment, as well as making a decision to bury the hatchet,
discontinue rewriting history and to act as if the opposition was the
actual enemy.

Even more shocking, letters were found from the late Betty Friedcan and
Lawrence Lader agreeing months ago that it was time to set the record

Heavyweights from NARAL, NOW, Planned Parenthood, and the Feminist
Majority held a joint press conference to make their stunning

"We are a movement that admits when mistakes are made" proclaimed Kate
Mickelman, as Robin Morgan nodded. "Now we must focus on the real enemy:
the Campus Campaign for Choice!"

Bill and Joni Baird of the Pro-Choice League declined to comment and are
reserving judgement on this shocking development.

Does this mark a new era? Will there be more honesty in "pro-choice"
books? Stay tuned.

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

It has been one of our missions to keep Bookburners informed about how to help people with issues like urine testing, the draft (if necessary) and how to obtain an abortion, no matter what Taliban-types of laws pass. One component of the anti-choice efforts has long been to establish fake clinics, usually called 'pregnancy care centers.' They are the opposite of providers of legitimate counseling and medical services. Fake clinics have a clear agenda and issue propaganda with the highest order of bias and deception. Some of the service funding that does survive the budget cuts are allocated to fake clinics. Recent article about this subject:



Why Neil Young Is Wrong

by Stephan Smith-Said

Police launch eye-in-the-sky technology above Los Angeles

@@@@@@@@@@ Jello Biafra Art Contest! @@@@@@@@@@

Incredible late-breaking news for all our Bat-ical friends and felines out in
interweb land! Jello Biafra's upcoming spoken word record, "In The Grip Of Official
Treason," is being compiled right now. In fact, some of Jello's upcoming shows may
end up on the new record!

But enough about recording, this exciting news is all about... the art!

Here's what Jello has to say!

"Yo! I am putting out a new spoken word this fall called, "In the Grip of Official
Treason." Some of the subjects, as you might guess, are Fall of the Rome Under Bush,
Iraqnophobia, Vote Fraud, comatose bribe-addled Democrats, Geometry teacher part II,
the full "Ass Clowns in Toyland" (Ministry), new "Die For Oil, Sucker," etc.

Right now, I'm drawing a total blank on the art! Any ideas? Rough concepts or even
found photos or old art is possible. I don't want anyone to go to too much work when
the image might not be used. I've also talked to Winston Smith, John Yates and
others about this, so we'll see what happens. I don't want any designs too reliant
on Bush, Saddam, Condosleezza, etc., that will date the whole thing like an '80s
Hardcore album with Regan on the cover. But if you feel inspired, deadline is July

Peace + Sabotage,

Jello Biafra"

Please e-mail all ideas/submissions to or send them
to Alternative Tentacles Art Contest
PO Box 419092
San Francisco, CA
94141 USA
All mail submissions must be RECEIVED by Wednesday July 5th 10AM to be considered.

Good luck to everyone!

Kerouac- Kicks Joy Darkness

It's Jack Kerouac, like you've never heard him before. Four Beat poets, two punk priestesses, a few folkies, two movie stars, and many rockers render Kerouac's words with the same sense of discovery, excitement, spontaneity and lust for life that this Beat writer brought to all of his work. This beautiful package has the complete texts of the pieces performed (including 4 unpublished pieces!).

Was the 2004 election stolen? by Robert Kennedy, Jr.

"The Future of Food provides an excellent overview of the key questions raised by consumers as they become aware of GM foods... [The film] draws questions to critical attention about food production that need more public debate."

--- Film Review by Thomas J. Hoban,
Nature Biotechnology Magazine,
March 2005, Volume 23 No. 3

"If you eat food, you need to see The Future of Food..."


"This stylish film is not just for food faddists and nutritionists.
It is a look at something we might not want to see: Monsanto, Roundup and Roundup-resistant seeds, collectively wreaking havoc on American farmers and our agricultural neighbors around the world. In the end, this documentary is a eloquent call to action."

--- The Telluride Daily Planet

Al Franken's War
Tears of a Clown

postings in response to Reagan worship:

from BACORR:

Join the call by reproductive rights activists to send
a letter to

Defend Oglala Sioux President Cecilia Fire Thunder

After taking a courageous stance against the ban on
abortion in South Dakota, Cecilia Fire Thunder, first
female president of the Oglala Sioux tribe, has been
attacked by members of the Tribal Council, who are
attempting to remove her from office.

After abortion was banned in South Dakota, Fire
Thunder, a healthcare provider, announced that she
would personally help set-up Sacred Choices Women's
Clinic on her own land, within the boundaries of the
Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota
has no jurisdiction. The clinic would provide
reproductive health care to all women. In an interview
she said, "Ultimately, this is a much bigger issue
than just abortion. It's time for women to reclaim
their bodies." and "As Indian women, we fight many
battles. This is just another battle we have to
fight." Read an interview, "The Power of Thunder" on
Altnet at

The Complaint:
On May 30 the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council banned
abortions on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and
suspended President Fire Thunder for 20 days until an
impeachment hearing can take place. The complaint is
that Fire Thunder improperly used her title to solicit
donations for the clinic. Fire Thunder has said that
donations for the proposed private clinic have been
unsolicited, though she has welcomed nationwide
support. The surprise vote was called when Fire
Thunder was out of town getting an annual checkup of
the cochlear implants that restored her hearing. Read
more at

Fire Thunder said the people who brought this
complaint are the same people who have opposed her
since she was elected in November 2004. Fire Thunder
ran on a platform of fiscal accountability, the Oglala
Sioux Tribe was in financial trouble and listed as a
financial high risk. Since Fire Thunder became
president there have been audits that go back into
1997 (see
) And she took tribal employees off the roles for jobs
that had been defunded by the federal government. (see
analysis by Elizabeth Castle at the end of this
message.). For her brave stance, Fire Thunder has been
suspended and cleared before, see

Support Fire Thunder:
President Fire Thunder's supporters are organizing on
the reservation. They would like letters, especially
from indigenous people, to the tribal council in
support of President Fire Thunder and opposing the
tribe's ban on abortions.

Oglala Sioux Tribal Council
PO Box 2070
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-2070
fax: 605-867-1449
phone 605-867-5821

and send a copy to
President Cecelia Fire Thunder
PO Box 2070
Pine Ridge, SD 57770-2070

In solidarity,

Toni Mendicino
Bay Area Radical Women and
Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights

Below is an excerpt from an email from Elizabeth
Castle, UC Berkeley History Professor and personal
historian to Madonna Thunder Hawk.

...there are many complicated political factors behind
this action. This is the third time it has happened
and the danger is that this time the Tribal Council is
using the abortion issues as leverage.

When she was elected she cleaned up house. This meant
taking tribal employees off the roles for jobs that
had been defunded by the federal government. In
addition to federal cuts, often the grants were lost
for these tribal programs because the employees had
not taken the necessary action to see their reports
were in and the grants were properly renewed. Fire
Thunder notified these individuals that they were
welcome back if they were able to get the program
funded again.

The ending of this "gravy train," created significant
enemies. These actions must be understood in the ever
relevant context of the continuing effects of
colonization. They are very real as in the welfare
mentality that reigns on the reservation makes
progressive change difficult. The federal government
not only knows this but encourages it as it makes the
pathway to terminating treaty obligations to tribes.

Though the full details are as of yet unknown, it is
easy to see that the Fire Thunder's bold leadership
makes her vulnerable not only to those right wing
individuals off the reservation in the racist state of
South Dakota but even more so at home in Pine Ridge.
With generations of boarding school christianity
drummed into the minds of many Native people, there is
little awareness of the Lakota's traditional practices
of reproductive control.

It would be easy to see "Abortion is not traditional"
signs popping up as a very patriarchal and inaccurate
reinvigoration of traditional practice. Also, in a
community where illegal sterilization was commonly
practiced, the link to organizing behind the right to
abortion will not be as easily made.

Please take a look at the links below to see how often
Fire Thunder has been attacked. It is dead clear that
she needs serious support. Website:

BACORR: Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights |

from the Reverend's mailbag:

Dick Cheney Song Contest - February 15, 2006
I just got back from the Folk Alliance in Austin TX, where the highlight for
me was judging the Dick Cheney Song Contest on Monday night. I was one of
three judges -- Tim Mason of Club Passim and recording artist/music producer
Wendy Waldman were the others. We all agreed on three winners from the 10
entries. It was my idea to award bronze, silver and gold in honor of the Winter
Olympics, but of course there were no actual "prizes". Bronze went to Roy
Zimmerman from San Francisco for "Dick Cheney, the Sexiest Man Alive", which was
written a couple of years ago, but had some of the funniest lines ("He's like a
barrel of oil -- crude yet refined", more at
( )
Silver went to Carla Ulbrich, who was still writing her song, "Dick Cheney's
Got Your Back", in the few hours leading up to the big contest. Also big
laughs, more at _www.carlaulbrich.com_ ( . Gold
went to Austin's own Steve Brooks, who used to write songs for Jim Hightower's
radio show. His entry, "Deadeye Dick", was perfect. One line was about how he
aimed for Osama and hit Saddam. Thanks to Bob Weiser from WOMR-FM in
Provincetown MA for making the contest happen, and for inviting me to be a part of
it. Oh yeah, I attended the conference, went to more than 50 showcases, came
home with 100 CDs, and had a blast!


Only on The Colbert Report:

Westmoreland co-sponsors bill on the Ten Commandments and can't even name them
Colbert was priceless last night. His guest was Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and I guess he never heard of The Colbert Report before. He will now.

Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.

Westmoreland: That's correct.

Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you're the do nothingest?

Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there's one other do nothiner. I don't know who that is, but they're a Democrat.

Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?

Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.

Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?

Westmoreland: You mean all of them?--Um... Don't murder. Don't lie. Don't steal Um... I can't name them all.

The guy co-sponsors a bill about the Ten Commandments and doesn't even know them. Priceless. 

emailer Ruth asks: Does this guy deserve a $3,300 pay raise?

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
Rattle Cry

Mercyful Fate- Into The Coven

It's a Beautiful Day- White Bird

Robbie Fulks- God Isn't Real

Iggy Pop- Nightclubbing

Report Suspicious Activity- Guantanamo; Patriot Act; Subtle

Murphy's Law- Reefer Man

unknown- Blow Me

unknown- Pussy Cat Song

Mudhoney- Hard-on for War

Robert Hunter- 'Have you ever seen anyone like Cody Pomeray?' [from Jack Kerouac tribute]

Inger Lorre & Jeff Buckley- Angel Mine [Kerouac]

No FX- Leaving Jesusland

The Falcon- Building the Perfect Asshole Parade or
Scratching Off the Fleas

The Tim Version- March 22 is National Quit Your Job Day

Communique- Carrie Anne

Behind Enemy Lines- Hooked On Christ; Her Body. Her Decision?; The Army of God

Fidel Rodriguez- A Message To The Youth [spoken word]

Vanessa German- Thank You

Eyehategod- Jackass in the Will of God

All Out Attak- Selective Service System

Bitchcat- Inbred

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

See you Sunday

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, June 09, 2006

Rattle Cry

The next show theme shall be Rattle Cry, in response to the Taliban-wannabees in Battle Cry/ Teen Mania/ Ron Luce Ministries. We'll give them something to shake their rattles and other toys about. The show will be this Sunday night, June 11, from 9 to 11, Eastern time USA @

Rattle Cry will also be a celebration of day one of the official launch of We'll also be acknowledging the birthday of Dr. Suzy and invoking magic powers for her healing from a recent stay in intensive care.

There will be no show on June 18. We'll return on June 25 for a memorial tribute to Marlon Solar, the late Producer of The Reverend Is In, upon the one year anniversary of his passing.

The Hookergate show was dedicated to Cecilia Fire Thunder. Hopefully, she''ll survive the Taliban clones of the South Dakota legislature, as well as the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council.

Forthcoming themes: Res-Erection; Big Holy Love/ Desperate Handmaids; Halliburton Gives Condi An Oilgasm; More Perverted Stories of Moral Crusaders (starring W. David Hager, Sen. Henry Hyde, anti-abortion terrorists Neil Horsely, Randall Terry and more!); Who Would Jesus Do?; Recovery For Propagandists; Pubic Property.

Info about Rattle Crybabies and related cultists:

The Reverend's article about Marlon for Lavazone

Marlon Solar- One Year Later

by Rev. Bookburn

One year ago, I was a part of a collective shock, having to live with the
reality of Marlon Solar's passing. He was 31, deeply involved with indie
media/ Radio Volta, Producer of my show, LAVA Caretaker, actor in the
Broken Hipsters stage show and much more. To the amazement of all, Marlon
had a gift in his ability to befriend all, even during times of tensions
and divisiveness. He was widely perceived as a great friend and an
incredible person.

I met Marlon in 2001, shortly after the beginning of my Radio Volta show
The Reverend Is In. What followed was 4 1/2 years that I will treasure for
life. When I made requests to find rare, obscure songs, on very little
notice, for a themed-show, he usually delivered such miracles.
Additionally, he created the recorded fart sounds for the Asshole of the
Week awards. He could accomodate all live guests, including music
performers He could make me sound like Satan, Gawd, or Scooby-Do talking
in tongues. He even sang with me as we impersonated Trent Rott and the
ghost of Strom Thurmond singing Sweet Home Mississippi.

The memories are endless. We became friends in the process, did some
political hell-raising, volunteer work and collaborated on show ideas. Our
love for music and humor was a shared common thread. More than being a
great Producer and collaborator, Marlon stood out to me through his
humanity. He lived his principles and applied them on a personal level.

Marlon was a great friend, fun and it was easy to work on anything with
him. All guests on the show spoke highly of him. Even when musicians
performed in make-do conditions, they loved working with him and being on
the show.

Like many, I had a hard time dealing with the shock and grief of his
passing. It meant a lot to me that there were tributes and memorials for
him. I feel gratitude to all who are acknowledging him on the first
anniversary as well. My own show will be a memorial tribute to him on June
25. Since it is necessary to live with such a loss, it seems most
appropriate to honor him and hold on to the great memories and all that
was learned from him.

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Update on Dr. Suzy's medical condition:

Dear Bonobos, Guests, Friends, and Fans

First, we would like to report that Dr. Block's condition has improved
dramatically after her second operation on Monday, so much so that the
first thing she talked about when she awoke was hosting the show this
coming Saturday.

We would also like to thank all of you who have written, we've gotten
hundreds of emails, phone calls, Blog entries, cards and donations. In
addition, the hospital staff who brought her back from the brink of

As of today, she has been moved out of the ICU unit and is being well
cared for, but of course there is still danger, life is delicate.

We expect she will be home in the next few days, where she can
continue with her recovery.

We could write volumes but we will let Dr. Block tell the story and
give you the details when she returns home safe and sound.

If you would like to send a card you can send it to: Dr. Susan Block,
8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1047, Beverly Hills, California 90211.
Please don't send flowers, she'd much rather you make even a small
donation for her beloved Bonobo chimps.

Once again on behalf of Dr. Block and the staff, we'd like to say
thank you and we'll keep you posted till Susan is back with us.


The Block Team
The Dr. Susan Block Show

Sir! No Sir! premiers in Philadelphia this weekend. This is highly recommended
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From the Reverend's mailbag:

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God

A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to
death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a
zoo official said on Monday.
"The man shouted 'God will save me, if he exists', lowered himself by a rope
into the enclosure, took his shoes off and went up to the lions," the
official said.
"A lioness went straight for him, knocked him down and severed his carotid

Many items were sent to the Reverend about the reactions of deluded people to June 6 (6/6/06). There are too many to pass on, but we can't resist another end-times piece.

RFID: Sign of the (End) Times?
By _Mark Baard_ (
Sign of the (End)
"If you believe you live in the end-times, then everything you do has
meaning. You become a warrior, and everything is at stake."

The release of The Beast Movie was postponed on 6/6/06

If you haven't seen their classic The God Who Wasn't There, it is a must-see

Documents Shed Light on CIA's Use of Ex-Nazis

RFK Jr: Taking the Stolen Election Seriously
By Thom Hartmann, AlterNet. Posted June 7, 2006.

In his Rolling Stone article, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. reveals how the
Republican Party engaged in a criminal conspiracy to both steal the 2004
election, and to cover up evidence of the theft.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has written a brilliant new article about the
biggest political story in the history of the United States: An American
politician illegitimately took the office of president by outright theft
and fraud. Although such high crimes and misdemeanors have been rumored in
previous elections, none in the history of the republic have been so
thoroughly documented. George W. Bush is not the legitimate president of
the United States.

See you Sunday.

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn

John Trudell- Rockin' The Res [for Cecilia Fire Thunder]

Nob Dylan and his Nobsoletes- Subterranean Homesick Blues

Neil Young- Living With War

The Idle Race- Imposters of Life's Magazine

Nigel Peppercock- Coke Pants

Anti-Flag - Depleted Uranium is a War Crime

Professor X & Kongo- War On Drugs

Peaches- Fuck The Pain Away

Dixie Chicks- Not Ready To Make Nice

Pearl Jam- World Wide Suicide

7 Seconds- Racism Sucks; This Is My Life; Anti-Klan; I Hate Sports; We're
Gonna Fight

IntroSpect- For Blood, Under God

DJs of Mass Destruction- War ("If It Feels Good, Do It")

Guerrilla News Network- War

Ex-Girl - Alabama Song

Al Franken [as Rush Limbaugh]- My Drugs Are Red, White and Blue

Turn Me On Dead Man- Her Planet Is Love

Bloodhound Gang- The Lap Dance Is Always Better When The Stripper Is
Crying [starring the Abramoff lobby group, military contractors, sex
workers who helped lubricate the deal, and the dancer/ sex worker named in
the song: Bambi]

Scream- Came Without Warning; Bedlam; Solidarity

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

Texas Thieves- Last Man Alive

Resistoleros- Caught With Your Panties Down

Friday, June 02, 2006


The next show theme (June 4): Hookergate. We'll have a blast with the war-criminal Bush regime's recent, juicy scandal. Additionally, the ghost of anti-abortion terrorist Paul deParrie agreed to return to earth and be a guest on the show. We'll also feature weather forcasting with Pat Robertson and have a very special guest from the Bush butt-licking entity known as the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council.

Thanks to all Bookburners who gave feedback for the DaPinchMe Code show. It was fun to crack the code, play songs with DaPinchMe messages and of course to provide a final celebration for May- National Masturbation Month.

Forthcoming shows:

June 11: Rattle Cry. This will also be a celebration of the 6/11 official launch of

June 18: no show

June 25: Memorial Tribute to Marlon Solar- One Year Later (for the late Marlon the Great Engineer of The Reverend Is In).

Fun to hold you over until Sunday night:

The Reverend appears again at Dr. Suzy's bloggamy piece about the DaPinchMe Code:

Info on the Masturbate-A-Thons of May:


A Double Standard for People in Pain?

Check out "BELLACIAO - Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of
Perjury, Lying to Investigators - TruthBeFree - Collective Bellaciao"_


Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight,0,6150281.story

Mormon Masturbation Prevention

Decline and fall of the Roman myth
We were ‘barbarians’, but early British civilisation outshone the Roman version, says ex-Python Terry Jones. We just lost the propaganda war. Terry Jones' previous book, Terry Jones' War on the War on Terrorism got a 5- Star rating from the Reverend.,,176-2168328,00.html

good info about PA's anti-choice, homophobic, theocratic, American equivelent of the Taliban:


The Catholic Right Part Three: Rev. John McCloskey, the Face of an Opus
Dei Agenda

The Electric Kool-Aid Medicine Test

Jean Rohe Why I Spoke Up (452 comments )
When I was selected as a student speaker for the New School commencement about two months ago I had no idea that I'd end up on CNN and in Maureen Dowd's column in the New York Times, among other places, when it was all over. One day after the big event I'm still reeling from all the media attention and emails from professors, students, and other supporters from all over the country, so forgive me if my writing is a little scattered.

Delusional Funnies:

Tropical fish 'has Allah marking' _
31 Jan 06 | Lancashire
_'Christ-like' shell to go on sale _
13 Jan 05 | Europe
_'Virgin Mary' toast fetches $28,000 _
23 Nov 04 | Americas
_Message from Allah 'in tomato' _
09 Sep 99 | UK News
_Man 'finds Jesus in frying pan' _
01 Feb 05 |
Pharmacist Pawns
Lynne K. Varner
Fixated as we all are on the war in Iraq, our nervous economy and soaring
fuel prices, it is no wonder we didn't see the assault brewing on a
distant flank.
Now we can't miss the signs of battle as conservatives move to criminalize
abortion and restrict access to contraceptives.

Stop blocking stem cell research

"Get your friends together because this year @ HEMPFEST 2006 we've got the CANNABIS
OLYMPICS happening. Thats right CANNABIS OLYMPICS and its happening @ HEMPFEST 2006 : AUGUST 24th -
27th in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. CANADA"

Does the DaPinchMe Code make the church look foolish?

When Lies Have Legs: TV Preacher Spreads Misinformation
Can Pat Robertson leg-press 2000 pounds?

Bush's Enron Lies

The Passion of Mikey Weinstein

Rise and Fall of the Enron Boys
William Greider

Chuck Colson Whines about Critics of the Institute on Religion and Democracy
note: Chuck Colson was the former Nixon Administration Watergate convict-turned 'born-again' who authored Gideon's Torch. The book was an inspiration to the Army of God (anti-abortion terrorists) similar to The Turner Diaries being a key book for white supremacist militias and the Oklahoma City bombers.

Theocrat Buys Philly Inquirer Newspaper

Superheroes spin web around red-blue divide (comics)

Darren Deicide's (formerly of Hopeless Dregs of Humanity) new list:

Media Memorial Day

Qwest's Refusal of N.S.A. Query Is Explained

Batwoman hero returns as lesbian

from Renee Boje:
Hello friends,

If you haven't heard the song "When the President talks to God" yet by
Bright Eyes, you gotta check it out. You will absolutely love it...
guaranteed! Here is a link to it live on Jay Leno:

Spread it around. :)

And, while you are at it, there is an awesome film coming out about the US
Drug War, starring Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves & Robert
Downey Jr. called "A Scanner Darkly" that you can check out the trailer for.
Here's a description from their website and the link to the trailer below

"A Scanner Darkly:
Set in a future world where America has lost the war on drugs, an undercover
cop, Fred, is one of many agents hooked on the popular drug, Substance D,
which causes its users to develop split personalities. Fred, for instance,
is also Bob, a notorious drug dealer. Along with his superior officers, Fred
sets up an elaborate scheme to catch Bob and tear down his operation."

Love & Freedom,

If you want to check out recent indie films, you can see what was shown at the First Glance Film Fest in Philly:

Comcast's Moral Mudslide

The Purpose Driven Life Takers (Updated)


Imagine: you are a foot soldier in a paramilitary group whose purpose is to
remake America as a Christian theocracy, and establish its worldly vision of
the dominion of Christ over all aspects of life. You are issued high-tech
military weaponry, and instructed to engage the infidel on the streets of
New York City. You are on a mission - both a religious mission and a
military mission -- to convert or kill Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists,
gays, and anyone who advocates the separation of church and state -
especially moderate, mainstream Christians. Your mission is "to conduct
physical and spiritual warfare"; all who resist must be taken out with
extreme prejudice. You have never felt so powerful, so driven by a purpose:
you are 13 years old. You are playing a real-time strategy video game whose
creators are linked to the empire of mega-church pastor Rick Warren, best
selling author of The Purpose Driven Life.

The game, slated for release by October 2006 in advance of the Christmas
shopping rush, has been previewed at video game exhibitions, and reviewed by
major newspapers and magazines. But until now, no fan or critic has pointed
out the controversial game's connection to Mr. Warren or his dominionist

book discovery:


In Conflict :
Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss, and the Fight to Stay Alive

Preview to the forthcoming Assholes of the Week, from the Reverend's emailer on the subject:

Oglala Sioux Tribal Council (assholes)

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council decided to outlaw abortion on the Pine
Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, as well as suspending Council
President Cecilia Fire Thunder until the impeachment proceedings.

The Council has officially joined the ranks of their conquerers and
secured their dishonorable place in history alongside the South Dakota
legislator and Christian Supremacists. The Council is among the final
holdouts who remain kissing the buttcrack of George W. Bush.

Full coverage on The Reverend Is In, 9:00 to 11 or so, Eastern time
(theme: Hookergate) @

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
The Reverend Cracks The DaPinchMe Code

Eno- Here Come The Warm Jets

Husker Du- Diane

Dixie Chicks- White Trash Wedding

Frank Zappa- Are You Hung Up?; Who Needs The Peace Corps?; Concentration Moon

Bad Religion- Fuck Armageddon...This Is Hell; Voice of God is Government

Michael Hurley- National Weed Growers' Association

Spinal Tap- Big Bottom

Neil Young- Let's Impeach The President

Enon- White Rabbit

Atombombpocketknife- Immigrant Song

Tim Pagnotta- psa

Underoath- I Don't Feel Very Receptive Today

The Fall of Troy- Whacko Jacko Steals The Elephant Man's Bones

The Bonzo Dog Band- The Intro and the Outro

The Monkees- Zor and Zam

Big Mess Orchestra- Smoke On The Water

Galaxie 500- Cheese and Onions

The A's- Teenage Jerkoff

Mick O'Brien- Abortion Doctor Lottery [parody]

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

Superchunk- Girl U Want

Free'land- We Want Your Soul

See you Sunday

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta