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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

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