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Friday, September 29, 2006

Hitch-Hikers' Guide Through Time Warps

On the next Reverend Is In show: Hitch-Hikers' Guide Through Time Warps.

Yes, the Lard has agreed to escort the Rev. Bookburn back through time. Thanks in advance to Mr. Ed (Radio Volta) and Pastor Rex Cat for assisting the Lard with this endeavor. We'll hopefully have time for the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, Emma Goldman, the Christian Crusades, the conquests of Africa, Latin America, the Carribean, and Native American cultures, Christian/ colonial torture, McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover in drag, Nixon, the priests-can't-marry decision makers, witch trials, Kurt Cobain (his ghost revealed to the Reverend that he is sickened by all the books and films about him- especially the absurd Who Killed Kurt Cobain crap). The Reverend continues to negotiate with the Lard about seeing The Beatles live.

Showtime: Sunday, October 1, 2006, 9:00 to 11 pm, Eastern time, USA, @ RADIOVOLTA.ORG

There will be no show on the following two Sunday nights. When we return:

October 22: Human Services Needs The Military Budget

Meanwhile, some goodies to hold you over:

career opportunity:

Mr. Nudist Colony Activity Coordinator (video)


The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry

-The Hour of Slack


norelpref:: audioBobBlog

Forensic Sound-Collagy, Hype-Object Resistant Since 1985


Death Penalty for Pot- music video

Benedict Arnold & The Traitors



Mind Control Cults video and "Brainwash Cult or One True Religion? You Decide!" playlist




Response to 'Jesus Camp'




A So-Called Life (short video by a son of a Bookburner)


Joy Ryder and Avis Davis were first wave punks who never got full credit due. Their single No More Nukes was a classic and they were the musical highlight of the 1979 No Nukes Concerts (not an enormous challenge). Today, JR can be found at



Anti-Racist Action Store


America's Pathetic Putin-Envy (Sept. 22; issue 247- the picture is a must-see)

"Bush's America has gone from the world's bitch-slappers to the world's bitch-niggaz. That means that even resurgent Russia is causing Americans a serious case of Putin-Envy. Jealous of Russia? Gawd help us all..."


Bush's 'Dirty War' Amnesty Law
Robert Parry

The United States is following the lead of “dirty war” nations, such as Argentina and Chile, in enacting what amounts to an amnesty law protecting U.S. government operatives, apparently up to and including President George W. Bush, who have committed or are responsible for human rights crimes.


Soldiers on the Border

Five years after 9/11, Washington's War on Terror changes life in West Texas
by Mary Jo McConahay


I Speak for the Freeze

Muckraker: The dirt on environmental politics and policy
Amanda Griscom Little


toxic computers and laptops


Why Oil Prices Are Falling/ Reading the Gas Pump Numbers


Bush's Useful Idiots

Tony Judt on the Strange Death of Liberal America



I Hate Ann Coulter!


After Promising to Save Them Bush Has Abandoned Them

Our National Parks Are Being Trashed and Taken Over


The Collapse of the Second Front

Jeremy Keenan
The Bush administration created an imaginary front against terrorism in North Africa. This fiction has had some terrifying results.


The Art of the Slur

From Joe McCarthy to David Horowitz


These are the enlightened?


The Catholic Right: Tom Monaghan: The Pizza-man Who Delivers the Dough. (Tenth in a Series)


Pope news: The new Queenpin of the Church of Pedophilia has stated that not even the risk of handicap justifies abortion


Dispatch From South Dakota:

President Cecilia Fire Thunder Speaks

A Film by Chris Hume and L. Wild Horse (approx. 5 minutes)


Man rams car into women's clinic in Davenport


Davenport, Ia. — A man accused of ramming his car into a women's clinic and then setting his car on fire thought it was an abortion clinic, police said Tuesday.

"He was using his car to torch the building," Davenport police Detective Mike Bowers said.

David Robert McMenemy, 45, of Sterling Heights, Mich., is charged with second-degree arson. He's accused of driving his car into the Edgerton Women's Health Center about 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

The center does not perform abortions and does not provide abortion referrals, said Tom Fedje, the president of the clinic. He said the clinic does advise pregnant women on the various options available to them.

Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers (Sept. 24) is now available for free at the link below.


playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers

The Seeds- 900 Million People Daily All Making Love

South Park- O Canada; Blame Canada; La Resistance; Good Love; What Would Brian Boitano Do?

F-Minus - Forced Identity

Crack Rock Steady Seven- So Ya Wanna Be A Cop?

Meatmen- Pope On A Rope

Gang of Four- I Found That Essence Rare

Jello Biafra- Grow More Pot; Lost Orgasm [spoken word]

Frank Zappa- Catholic Girls

Monty Python- Every Sperm Is Sacred

Ferd Mert- Greased Lightnin'

The Larry Brrrds- Blue Moon

Fighting Animals- Rock 'N' Roll Is Here To Stay

The Rehabs- Freddie My Love

Capitol Steps- John Bolton Goes To The UN; Michael Brown; Deep Throat; God Bless My SUV; Here's To You, Reverend Robertson

Superchunk- Girl U Want [from Freedom of Choice benefit compilation]

The Damned- Anti-Pope

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

Super Zeroes- Peanut Butter & Jelly

See you Sunday

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers 2

All is well with Radio Volta and we expect to be on the air tonight without any difficulties. Therefore, the Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers can be expected to broadcast without missing a stroke.

Showtime: Sunday, September 24, 2006, 9:00 to 11 pm, Eastern time @ RADIOVOLTA.ORG

Meanwhile, some more goodies:

Zapatista coffee- java gratification and supporting a worthy cause!


Roger Waters, former bassist and songwriter for Pink Floyd, has been dissed in the corporate media for the strong anti-Bush content of his current ongoing tour.

Roger Waters 2006 Tour


Noam Chomsky's book, Hegemony or Survival, received significant attention, thanks to the promotion by Hugo Chavez. Chomsky wrote numerous worthwhile books and was the subject of the incredible Manufacturing Consent video. There are excerpts of his books at his site.


Bush is Lord



Bush is the Anti-Christ


The American Civil Liberties Union urged the House of Representatives to reject two immigration related measures. H.R. 6094, the Community Protection Act, and H.R. 6095, the Immigration Law Enforcement Act, will be voted on today. Both proposals waste scarce resources, unacceptably reduce or eliminate due process for both legal and undocumented immigrants, expand constitutionally suspect detention removal powers and procedures, and threaten civil liberties.


Hindus, Muslims back Christian homophobes and women-hostile church


Health Care :
It's What Ails Us

The rest of the industrialized world gets universal health care. The U.S. gets limited access at a far higher cost. It's time for Americans to get the health care system they want, and the savings that go with it.

Has Canada Got the Cure?

In 1970, health statistics for the U.S. and Canada were the same. Now Canadians are far healthier. What made the difference?

both articles (Fall 2006) from:


The Reverend's friend Jennifer Hunter has stated that her telephone domination service will provide very special treatment for Bookburners or those who mention Rev. Bookburn. I don't know what that means exactly, but if interested... 215-627-JENN


On The Rope Again

Bill Maher of the pot and mushroom bust of Willie Nelson


Union Voice


Army Corps of Engineers Faked Budget Entries


See you tonight

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, September 22, 2006

Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers

On the next Reverend Is In show: Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers. Yes, it's an obvious truth but we're going to do this theme as an extention of our acclaimed Rehab For Pedophile Priests shows. Those were intended to introduce priests and similar freakazoids to adult sexuality and adult erotica. We'll continue in the tradition of those shows and add some new flavor. Plus we'll have the usual features and great tunes.

Showtime: Sunday, September 24, 2006, 9:00 to 11 pm, Eastern time @ RADIOVOLTA.ORG

Many thanks for the feedback on the Chavez posting (in one day! :) ) and the WHITE ILLEGAL ALIENS show from last Sunday night. It is now uploaded and available 24/ 7 for free at RADIO4ALL.NET

List of Rev. Bookburn shows (2006) currently uploaded:


Meanwhile, the latest goodies to hold you over until the show:

N.S.A. Wiretapping animated music video


FBI Ignores Anti-Abortion Terrorism ... On 9/11


Philly Beyond Oil 2006

Building a Just Society Beyond Peak Oil and Global Warming


Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the New American Way of Death
by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen


The Senate must not pardon President Bush for breaking the law


Bill of Rights Defense Committee


Hummer Ad (cartoon)
Tom the Dancing Bug (from Sept. 16)


Shooting Up on Jock Culture


Bush Cards-
re-released for Second Term edition (the first edition was a classic)


Darklady reports on the DC Masturbate-A-Thon


The Rudy Schwartz Project


Bush online video game


Morality clauses, EC, and broken condoms (9/18)


Gentrification Watch (Philadelphia)


Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research & Cures (informative site from a state with horrifying anti-stem cell research laws)


New Supreme Court Term Promises Early Drama
Marcia Coyle
The National Law Journal


recommended book:

Common Sense for Camden - Taking Back Our City
Tom Knocke

Tom Knocke is one of many who have done decades of incredible advocacy, activism, and service for the people of the city of Camden, NJ. The severe economic and political issues are no small molehill. This is a fantastic read for anyone remotely interested in the subject, no matter how far away.


Steal This Book - by Abbie Hoffman
online- the Introduction is recommended


Abbie page


John Lennon and the Politics of Deportation, From Nixon to Bush


punk anti-fascist benefit compilation



punk links


Teens at "Jesus Camp" trained to fight for their religion, pray for end to abortion and worship pictures of President Bush


Mexican Cardinal Sued Over Alleged Abuse


The Icarus Project-
Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness


Follow the Prison Money Trail


Anti-war church battles IRS over its tax-exempt status
[but it's ok for Taliban-clones to support the Bush regime and anti-abortion orgs..and receive public funding]


Jailing Pregnant Women Raises Health Risks


Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.


The Big Buy- Tom Delay's Stolen Congress

a film by Mark Birnbaum & Jim Schermbeck

presented by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films


film reviews: Lake of Fire; Jesus Camp
- Frederick Clarkson


Look Alive, The Anti-Contraceptionists Are Coming!

What do Osama bin Laden and Christian religious conservatives have in common? Patience.


Today's Birth Control: The Five Newest Ways to Prevent Pregnancy

By Colette Bouchez

It was the early 1960's and tent dresses, white go-go boots, and Vidal Sassoon haircuts were all the rage.

But what captured the attention of most women was the "pill" -- a new method of pregnancy protection that promised to revolutionize a woman's sex life. And it did.

Today there are more than 40 different configurations of the pill available -- along with more than a half dozen other methods to easily prevent pregnancy.

"It is safe to say that we can offer women a lot more options than in the past, including not only the ability to control when and how often she wants to get pregnant, but also many aspects of the reproductive cycle, including bleeding patterns, menstrual pain, and even PMS," says Randy A.
Fink, MD, a gynecologist in Miami who has advised the FDA on many of the latest contraception entries.

Indeed, in recent months, we've seen a number of advances in pregnancy protection take center stage. Here's a look at some of the newest options -- and how they can work for you.

Not Your Mother's Birth Control

Method: Plan B

If you need birth control and you need it fast -- after unprotected sex has occurred -- then you need Plan B, a method of contraception recently approved by the FDA for over-the-counter use in women age 18 and older. As
the name implies, its main purpose is for emergency contraception: after the condom breaks, you forget to take the pill, or sex happens unexpectedly.

How It Works: Plan B primarily prevents pregnancy by stopping the release of an egg from an ovary, and may also prevent the fertilization of an egg by sperm. According to Rachel Masch, MD, it works by "thickening cervical mucous to block sperm from meeting the egg, plus it thins the uterine lining so implantation can't occur."

Plan B has been controversial because of the way it interferes with pregnancy. Masch, director of family planning at Bellevue/NYU Medical Center, says Plan B "does not cause an abortion -- it prevents pregnancy."

Some anti-abortion advocates do not agree with Masch's assessment and have opposed the legalization and use of Plan B.

What You Should Know: Available without a prescription, Plan B is safe to take as directed, even if you are currently using other hormonal methods of birth control or hormone replacement therapy. That said, doctors warn
women not to use Plan B as their regular form of birth control.

"It's called Plan B for a reason -- there should be a 'plan A' in place if you are having sex," says Masch. Side Effects: Nausea, abdominal pain, tiredness, headache, menstrual changes, dizziness, breast tenderness, and vomiting.

Effectiveness: Used within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse, it will lower the chance of pregnancy by 89 percent. If you are already pregnant, Plan B will not work.

Mis-Conceptions: Debunking Birth Control Myths

Method: Implanon

Already approved by the FDA and ready to launch this month is Implanon, an implanted form of progestin-only birth control.

How It Works: A match-stick sized rod is implanted in a woman's upper arm, where it releases a slow but steady stream of synthetic progesterone for up to three years. This means effortless, round-the-clock protection from

What You Need To Know: If you're thinking this sounds familiar, you're right. A similar device known as Norplant involved six rods implanted in a woman's arm. It met with less than satisfactory results. Problems included scarring on removal. In some instances, major surgery and even plastic surgery became necessary to repair the damage. Ultimately, Norplant was taken off the market.

So how is Implanon different? "First, it's one rod instead of six. And more importantly, doctors are being trained by other doctors on implanting techniques; this should help prevent problems during removal," says Masch.

However, another problem with Norplant was irregular bleeding -- sometimes heavy -- which experts say was related to the form of progesterone used in the device. Implanon uses a different form of progesterone, at a lower dose. Still, some women will experience either more or less bleeding, no bleeding, or breakthrough bleeding.

"If you do, it is likely to continue for the entire three years -- or however long you leave the Implanon in," says Fink.

Moreover, not all doctors are convinced Implanon has moved far enough away from Norplant for them to feel good recommending it.

"I would personally wait quite a long time until there is more experience. Right now it seems Implanon has some of the same issues as Norplant and other forms of progestin-only contraception," says Jon Lischke, MD, a gynecologist with Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla, in San Diego.

Side Effects: Weight gain, headache, mood swings, acne, and depression. Implanon is not recommended if you are pregnant, or think you are pregnant, or have a history of blood blots, unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver disease, or breast cancer.

Effectiveness: Less than one pregnancy per 100 women who use it for one year.

Get the Facts About Emergency Contraception

Method: Continuous-Use Oral Contraceptives

Arguably one of the most exciting advances in contraception was the development of Seasonale -- the first extended-use oral contraceptive that limits menstrual cycles to four per year. Hot on its heels is Lybrel, anticipating FDA approval in early 2007. It will be the first continuous oral contraceptive with no breaks and no periods.

How It Works: Like regular oral contraceptives, both new pills use estrogen and progestin to prevent ovulation. Active pills of Seasonale are used for 84 consecutive days, followed by one week of inactive pills, during which time you experience bleeding. Lybrel is used continuously, with no breaks and no period.

What You Should Know: As radical as this may sound, Steve Goldstein, MD, says if you understand how a menstrual cycle works, it all makes sense.

Normally, he says, a rise in hormones linked to ovulation causes the lining of the uterus to thicken in anticipation of a fertilized egg. If fertilization does not occur, hormone levels drop and the lining is shed in the form of menstrual blood. The pill however, changes all that.

"The pill shuts down your normal hormone production and replaces it with a very tiny amount -- so there is no buildup of the uterine lining," says Goldstein, a professor at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Without a lining, there is no shedding, so the bleeding that occurs when you stop the pill is a "withdrawal bleed caused by a drop in hormones," explains Goldstein.

He believes the monthly bleed you get on the pill is unnecessary. Besides not having to deal with a period, continuous contraception also reduces problems linked to monthly hormone fluctuations, such as PMS, menstrual migraines, mood swings, and increased appetite.

Side Effects: Similar to other forms of oral contraception, there is an increased risk of blood clots and related cardiovascular events, particularly among women who smoke. Additionally, both pills can cause breakthrough bleeding during the first six to 12 months of use. In the case of Seasonale, the total amount of bleeding in the first year is reportedly equal to what you would experience with a monthly period on the 21-day pill cycle. After the first year, breakthrough bleeding usually ceases.

Effectiveness: 99 percent effective against pregnancy when used as directed.

Does ‘Morning After’ Pill Change Sex Habits?

Method: Extended Hormone Oral Contraceptives If you like some of the benefits of a long-term pill, but still want to give your body a break, two relatively new oral contraceptives might be for you: Yaz and Mircette.

How It Works: By providing you with more days on hormones and shorter hormone-free intervals between cycles, these pills are said to reduce menstrual-related symptoms, including the severe form of PMS known as PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder).

"Those extra few days of hormones are believed to keep some of the problems associated with hormone withdrawal under better control," says Fink.

What You Should Know: Yaz utilizes estrogen in combination with a newer form of progestin called drsp (drospirenone), believed to result in milder, more regular periods, and less cramping. Mircette offers 21 days of combined estrogen/progestin therapy, followed by two days of placebo, followed by five days of a lower dose of estrogen alone. It, too, is said to offer women relief from premenstrual woes linked to hormone withdrawal.

Side Effects: Similar to other forms of oral contraceptives, including increased risk of blood clots and stroke, particularly in smokers.

Effectiveness: 99 percent when used correctly and consistently.

Your Complete Guide to Birth Control

Method: Essure One option for birth control has always been tubal ligation, an abdominal surgery that "ties" or otherwise blocks the fallopian tubes so egg and sperm cannot meet. The Essure procedure does the same thing, but without the need for an abdominal incision or general

How It Works: Doctors thread a spiral-like device through the vagina and up into the uterus, and then into each fallopian tube. Once in place, the body's own defenses work to create scar tissue around the device, creating
a natural blockage within the tube. No general anesthesia is required and the procedure takes about 35 minutes.

What You Should Know: Backup birth control must be used for three months, after which a special X-ray of the fallopian tubes and uterus checks for adequate blockage. While studies show blockage is substantial at three months and increases at six months, Fink, who was involved in some of the early testing of Essure, said nearly all his patients had to revert to a standard tubal ligation because blockage wasn't sufficient. Erika Banks,
MD, a gynecologist at Montefiore Medical Center, believes Essure is a good procedure "if it's done by a doctor who is well trained and is actively doing the procedure," she says.

Banks also cautions women that the process is irreversible and should never be used unless you are 100 percent certain you do not want to become pregnant in the future.

Side Effects: Infection, cramping, bleeding, or dizziness caused by anesthesia.

Effectiveness: 99.8 percent effective in four-year follow-up study.

Note: Use of the contraception options discussed here do not protect against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

By Colette Bouchez, reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

SOURCES: Randy A. Fink, MD, gynecologist, Miami. Rachel Masch, MD, MPH, director of family planning and associate director of Reproductive Choice Service, NYU/Bellevue Medical Centers. Jon Lischke, MD, gynecologist, Scripps Memorial Hospital at La Jolla, San Diego. Steve Goldstein, MD, professor of gynecology, NYU Medical Center, New York City. Erika Banks, MD, associate professor of gynecology, Montefiore Medical Center, New York City.,

Secret CIA Prisons in Your Backyard

Onnesha Roychoudhuri

The largest covert CIA operation since the Cold War is run not only by shadowy government contractors in the darkest corners of Afghanistan, but also by unassuming Americans in places like Dedham, Mass.

When U.S. civilian airplanes were spotted in late 2002 taking trips to and from Andrews Air Force Base, and making stops in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, journalists and plane-spotters wondered what was going on. It soon became clear that these planes were part of the largest covert operation since the Cold War era. Called extraordinary rendition, the practice involves CIA officials or contractors kidnapping people and sending them to secret prisons around the world where they are held and often tortured, either at the hands of the host-country's government or by CIA personnel themselves.

On Sept. 6, after a long period of official no-comments, President Bush acknowledged the program's existence. But the extent of its operations has yet to be publicly disclosed.

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn

New York Dolls- Personality Crisis

Selena- Tu Solo Tu

Cable Car Theory- Come Together

Ghetto Priest- Masters of Deception

The Rub- George Bush Is An Islamic Fundamentalist

Capitalist Casualties- Jesus' Whore; Drinking Alone; My Dad Kills For The USA; Bio-Plague

Afroman- Because I Got High

Lil' Kim- Not Tonight

Grabass Charlestons- Misery Loves Company

Corporate Avenger- Christians Murdered Indians

Kidnap- No SS

N.O.T.A.- Propaganda Control

Azeem- Bush Is A Gangsta

Tino Corp featuring Ben Stokes- Dubya Commander In Chief

Tom Robinson Band- Up Against The Wall

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs- El Carincero De Giles/sueno

7 Seconds- Racism Sucks; This Is My Life; Anti-Klan

George Michael- Shoot The Dog

Supaclean- One Big Texas

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

Crucifix- Prejudice

See you Sunday

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chavez slanders Devil with comparison to Bush

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated that George W. Bush is the Devil in a speech to the UN. The corporate media came up for air out of its' collective headquarters in Bush's rectum to declare the statement to be the most horrible public declaration in recent history. Well, it is the view at The Reverend Is In that.... THEY ARE RIGHT! It was a horrible statement.

What did the Devil do to deserve such a degrading comparison? Ok, there were a few bad heavy metal albums, the music in most porn features remain appalling, and the sun can get too hot at times. But that's no reason to slander Him so viciously.

Yes, Chavez continues to have radical pursuits. He wants the people of his nation to have food, health care, education, and homes. He even wants the people to benefit from the nation's natural resources, instead of American multi-national corporations. Has he no respect for the modern 'free-trade' agreements that have destroyed countless lives?

Now he has gone too far. He has slandered the Devil by comparing Him to such a wingnut as Bush. We ask that Chavez revise his statement and strive for more accuracy. We remain available to assist.

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

next show: Sunday, September 24 - theme: Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers; 9 to 11 pm, Eastern time @ RADIOVOLTA.ORG

it will be a show to remember...

Sunday, September 17, 2006


All is well with Radio Volta as of this morning and we expect the White Illegal Aliens show to broadcast without any technical difficulties. See promo for tonight's show below. Meanwhile, some more goodies:

This Modern World: The absolutely true story of Bill Clinton and 9/11!

(click before a new cartoon replaces it)


"Gallatin mayor let 'Thong Girl 3' be filmed in his office"


Therapy for Revolutionaries

A new documentary explores a Brazilian Therapy that combines anarchist politics with research for mental and physical liberation


NAFTA's Failures Fuel Mexican Illegal Immigration


As past human rights abuses are finally investigated in Guatemala, political violence continues


The View From Guantánamo


Get Your War On
Rude Mechs

theater show with recent performance at the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe .. includes video preview


The Rocky Horror Puppet Show


The Children of Fatima

A comedy about growing up Catholic during the
Cold War, when death and damnation were an atom bomb and a mortal sin away.


Prairie Dreaming

A bold initiative is underway to buy a huge swath of Montana - and turn it over to Mother Nature

Hal Herring


CIA Learned in '02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties

The CIA learned in late September 2002 from a high-level member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle that Iraq had no past or present contact with Osama bin Laden and that the Iraqi leader considered bin Laden an enemy of the Baghdad regime, according to a recent Senate Intelligence Committee report.

Giuliani Time - The Man Who Would Be King
-A film by Kevin Keating


The Reverend's 9/11- Eyes Wide Open show is available at Radio 4 All. Big thanks to Flock With No Shepherd and Pastor Rex Cat for making that possible, despite the tech problems while broadcasting.


See you tonight

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, September 15, 2006


On the next Reverend Is In show: White Illegal Aliens

As Native Americans can testify, White Illegal Aliens have spent centuries screwing up work, peace, the environment, security and sanity. WIAs have yet to learn the native languages. Since it's too late to erect a wall around Europe, we need swift deportation tribunals.

This show will address all the blood and madness, as well as the hilarious (e.g. retard ribbons, git 'r' done stickers, and game shows) from the history of White Illegal Christian Aliens and other savages.

WARNING: This show could be offensive to white power groups, christian supremacists, homophobic bigots, every kind of racist, hypocritical 'moral' crusaders who assume Puritan posturing, and the last holdouts of the Bushies.

Showtime: Sunday, September 17, 2006, 9 - 11 pm, Eastern time @ RADIOVOLTA.ORG

forthcoming shows:

Hitch-Hikers Guide Through Time-Warps

Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers

Go Home Columbus

Ronald Reagan Memorial Cesspool

meantime- the goodies to hold you over:

9/11: Press For Truth


The Reverend's 9/11- Eyes Wide Open show is available at Radio 4 All. Big thanks to Flock With No Shepherd and Pastor Rex Cat for making that possible, despite the tech problems while broadcasting.


"The Newman Report unveils more than Troy Newman ever wanted you to know. Learn about his background, his criminal associations, his criminal
activity involving money laundering and his massive property holdings. Everything is verified with documented evidence and references."


The Maggot Punks take credit for ORW losing its tax exempt status on their
home page:


New York Dolls (reunited!) - Dance Like A Monkey video


It's Good To Be The Prophet video (1 minute)


Group protests abortion near 9/11 mourning site


The victims of 9/12

Bush brings self-serving fright-fest to the 300 million-plus who survived terror attacks
Will Durst




the comedy tracks by Bill Hicks that were played on recent shows were from the Rant in E- Minor cd


official site:


The Reverend responds to Dr. Suzy's bloggamy piece about 9/11:

Re: Thoughts on 9/11: Beyond Terror
From: Rev. Bookburn

Thank you for a sensible reflection about 9/11. The Pravda-type propagandists at ABC/ Disney have reminded us that the emotions and shock of the tragedy were exploited for political purposes. United We Stand Erect for our brilliant president! You're either with "us" or with "them." The problem is, when people buy such non-sense, they allow the escalation of even more extreme policies that are against their interests (as well as the nation's). The week of 9/11, Bush showed how 'united' he felt with the people of this nation by introducting the 'economic stimulus package.' Providing more tax-breaks and corporate welfare to billionaires while further cutting social programs... GO PREZ! That was before the Patriot Act and Dubya the Forrest Gump impersonator transforming into a warlord for oil interests.

We can mourn without being manipulated into supporting madmen with power. When 'they' see people covered with flags and ribbons, etc., that seems to be perceived as a green light for further decimation of the well-being of the common person. The terrorists could never dream of damaging the economic, environment and security of this nation as effectively as the current regime.

Hey ABC/ Disney propagandists: I was no fan of Clinton either, not because of the blowjob, but because of his spinelessness, including but not limited to 'welfare reform,' needle exchange/ harm reduction programs (AIDS prevention), medical hemp. But wasn't Clinton the guy who was obstructed every step of the way during his turn at playing warlord? Didn't the Newt Gingrich Congress suddenly turn into peace doves during time period? Ditto the efforts to pursue al-Queda? And didn't your heroes Ronald Reagan and daddy Bush help to create al-Queda in the first place during the Soviet- Afghan war?

Yes, we mourn those lost and we remain sensitive to those who grieve for loved ones. However, we shall no longer be manipulated like five years ago. The nation is much more awake now. We may even stop disregarding over 25 years of holy terrorism from Christian anti-abortion groups.

Thank you as always for being a necessary voice in this 'culture' that is expected to remain in ABC- Disney fantasy-land.

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta


See you Sunday

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

ABC- Disney's 9/11 Fantasy- Obvious Shame

It's the day after the five-year anniversary of 9/11 and I'm amazed that ABC-Disney sees fit to exploit the tragedy on a level that matches 2001. The nation is much more awake and has already felt the consequences of waving flags and buying retard ribbons while getting behind the 'president (figuretively).' The economic, environmental, security, and social justice damage of the warlord's regime is so much greater than the other terrorists could even hope to accomplish.

ABC- Disney is beyond Pravda (of the former Soviet Union), the perception of Al-Jazeera, and even American Tabloids. These obvious propagandists have broken new ground of shame for the corporate media.

The Reverend has even more ranting and raving about this in response to Dr. Suzy's new blog statement about 9/11:


Next Rev. Bookburn show:

White Illegal Aliens

Showtime: Sunday, September 17, 2006, 9-11 pm, Eastern time.

Following two shows:

Hitch-Hikers Guide Through Time Warps

(the Reverend has been permitted by the Lard to travel back through time.. starring Emma Goldman, the torturing Christian Crusaders, witch-burners, Sacco and Vanzetti, J. Edgar Hoover in drag, Nixon, and so much more..the Rev. is negotiating with the Lard to see The Beatles live)

Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers

(this show will resemble our past classic Rehab for Pedophile Priest shows.. this time, we'll not only provide opportunity for priests to be introduced to adult sexuality and erotica, we'll break new ground)

Discover the Secret Right-Wing Network Behind ABC'S 9/11 Deception
Max Blumenthal


"Wingnut boycott ends, work on 'fictionalized' PT 9/11 begins"
by stormcoming


Rick Santorum's Republican Child Molesters


"Pro-Life? Really?"


Bill O'Reilly and falaphilia



Beware Government's Creeping Censorship of Scientific Inquiry


What will gawd do to you if He is pissed off? (song)


"i" the film (Indy Media)


This Hole in the Ground


Why Rudy Giuliani Can't Stop Cashing in on 9/11
By Dan Collins and Wayne Barrett, September 11, 2006.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made millions from his Sept. 11 grandstanding and has positioned himself for a presidential run based on his 9/11 persona. How much longer will he get away with it?

Even before he left office as New York City's mayor at the end of 2001, Rudolph Giuliani was telling reporters about Giuliani Partners, the management consulting firm he intended to open up with his old City Hall team. The partners were more of a Giuliani posse than a group of peers. Michael Hess, the former city corporation counsel, was named managing partner. Fire Commissioner Tom Von Essen became a senior partner, as did Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, whose later nomination as head of Homeland Security would go down in flames after revelations that his concern for following the rules and avoiding ethical conflicts appeared close to nonexistent. The only partner who came from outside the City Hall crowd was Roy Bailey, former finance chair of the Republican Party of Texas, who'd gotten to know Giuliani when he helped raise money for Giuliani's abortive 2000 Senate campaign against Hillary Clinton. Bailey helped finance the new company, whose reported start-up payroll was $10 million a year.

The most valuable commodity the new company had to sell was not management expertise but the aura of America's Mayor -- the man whose cool-headed 9/11 leadership had taken on mythic proportions. While Giuliani's first term as mayor brought him renown as a crime fighter who made New York livable again, his second term was a slowly escalating disaster before 9/11. The city, which admired his feisty stubbornness when the enemies were drug dealers and cop killers, had grown tired of a seemingly endless series of political catfights with school chancellors, black neighborhoods, museums, rival politicians and even hot-dog vendors. And, as would become clear later, Giuliani had allowed the city to meet the disaster unprepared in myriad ways, ignoring the well-noted lessons of the first attack on the towers, which occurred less than a year before he became mayor.

Now, with Giuliani traveling the country as a 2008 Republican presidential hopeful, his record both as mayor and afterward is coming under increasing scrutiny. In no area is there more to examine than in the story of Giuliani Partners.

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
9/11 - Eyes Wide Open

Queer For Girls- Star Spangled Hammer

Green Day- American Idiot

Darren Deicide- A Night In Journal Square

Greg Palast- Ground Zero as a Profit Center [spoken word]

Hollywood Studio Orchestra- French National Anthem

Carpet Bombers For Peace- Allah Save Queens

N.O.T.A.- Propaganda Control

Anti-Flag - War Sucks, Let's Party!

The Toyes- (Hey Uncle Sam) Leave Us Pot Smokers Alone

Cheech and Chong- Mexican-Americans

Eric Schwartz- Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis

South Park- The Virgin Mary

David Cross- My Wife's Crazy; Flying On A Mexican Plane [comedy]

Nob Dylan and the Nobsoletes- On The Road Again

Report Suspicious Activity- Guantanamo

Eno- Burning Airlines Give You So Much More

Rupert da Costa e Silva- KFC is a Muthafucka

Killing Joke- Follow The Leaders

The Dicks- No Fuckin' War

Vic Bondi- Fortunate Son

Articles of Faith- Buy This War

Mick O'Brien- Gawd Bless America [parody]

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

ESL?! - Kabul Waltz

This show is already available at Radio 4 All. Introducing Pastor Rex Cat. Mixing: Flock With No Shepherds


See you Sunday,

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, September 08, 2006

9/11- Eyes Wide Open

On the next Reverend Is In show: 9/11- Eyes Wide Open

We will have an eyes-wide-open reflection of the 9/11 tragedy, as well as the political and corporate media manipulation that continues to this day.

However, the nation is more awake now than the time of our broadcast of the Deprogram America show (March 2002). We'll compare the difference and assess the renewed fear factor that will inevitably result from the propaganda avalanche of this anniversary.

We will also respond to the hideous and blatant 9/11 exploitation of ABC-TV's "docu-drama" on the subject. The many distortions and falsehoods of their show have already been well-exposed, but we want to add our own response to this sensational work of hysteria.

We'll also have the usual features, loads of humor and good tunes.

Showtime: Sunday, September 10, 2006, 9 - 11 pm, Eastern time @

This will be show to remember

Hijacking 9/11

The ABC television network is using the fifth anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to rewrite history. On September 10 and 11, ABC/ Disney will broadcast "The Path to 9/11", a 6-hour, two-part "docudrama" written and produced by conservative filmmakers who place a lion’s share of the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on alleged failures of the Clinton administration.


Action: "ABC: Tell the Truth About 9/11"


The Path To 9/11: An Exclusive The Poor Man Preview


Right wing uses ABC docudrama to push debunked claim blaming Clinton administration for 9-11


Bloggers Rage Over ABC/ Disney 9/11 Miniseries


Richard Clarke Blasts Key Scene in ABC's 9/11 "Docudrama"


GOP Congress blocked Clinton push for anti-terror legislation


ABC yanks 9/11 'docudrama' blog after accuracy questioned


Bush/ bin-Laden Ties


9/11 reading

September 11 and the US War- Beyond the Curtain of Smoke
Edited by Roger Burbach and Ben Clarke


The Terrorism Trap- September 11 and Beyond
Michael Parenti


On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences Of US Imperial Arrogance and Criminality
Ward Churchhill


The War On Workers

Bashing organized labor is a Republican pathology, to the point where unions are referenced with terms reserved for military targets.


The Brilliance of Labor
By Nathan Newman

'On this Labor Day, celebrate the justice of the movement and those fighting -- and winning against -- tough odds in the modern global economy.'


Rebuilding on Poisoned Ground


God's Sugar Daddy


Disposable philosophy from a soulless corporation


The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show


Brocket99- Reservation Radio


Vatican Slams Raped Columbian Girl's Abortion


CSA: The Confederate States of America

What if the south had won the Civil War? This film is a powerful satire and gets the points across. However, some of the projections actually are realities, even with the 'right side' winning the war. This release is great for parties with one's Confederate flag-waving, evolutionary-challenged acquaintences.


numerous books about recovery without 12-Step/ 'higher power' cultism


"Daddy, can we go to the burning?'


Jesus in Legoland


Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

possibly the most suspicious 'conviction' in modern history


if you've never seen Michael Moore's film Canadian Bacon, it's one of the funniest and brilliant films in modern times

with John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollack, Rip Torn, Jim Belushi


another must-see

The Big One


CNN = iPoop.2


OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism


'How About Sending These War Criminals To Guantanamo!'


DC Indymedia: Sam Husseini questions Israeli Ambassador Ayalon and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich


Rainbow Family Peaceably Schools Police, Dissolves Roadblock


The Department of Homeland Security Has Shut Our Ass Down!


Art For Peace


Trojan Down: The Final Implosion- as the nuke plant falls


Military Intelligence and You!


The Last Utopian- The Visionary Life of Murray Bookchin


Clarence Thomas Records


Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound cd


To Do No Harm- a documentary about needle exchange and harm reduction programs, that cuts through the myths and hysteria- featuring Edith Springer


Edith Springer interview


Addicts, AIDS Activism and U.S. Policy Failure


The Staten Island Project: The Ibogaine Story

book about Ibogaine treatment for real addictions.. Ibogaine is has been internationally successful without negative side effects.. it's been compared to psychedelic mushrooms (albeit milder) which rules out access in fascistic 'war on drugs' nations


The Living Theatre


Godfellas- the new show by San Francisco Mime Troupe


Coverup- Behind the Iran-Contra Affair [1988]

narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery, music by Pink Floyd and Ruben Blades

the next time someone tells you that the only Presidential scandal was the Clinton BJ, watch this powerful video together


interview with the Last Poets- 'the original rappers' (recordings in the late 60s)


Monument at Houston Courthouse Tests the Limits of Ten Commandments Rulings


Last Party 2000
Directed by Rebecca Chaiklin and Donovan Leitch
(this is on the Reverend's Want List, if you find a copy)


asshole focus:

Minutemen Minister Outside Strip Club

from a Minutemen/ 'Pass the Salt' Ministries mailer:

Dear Friends,

The tiny village of New Castle, just east of Gambier, Ohio is home to a strip club known as "The Fox Hole". It has been a scourge on this small town for more than a decade and the Coshocton-area Minutemen have decided that it is time to do something about it. The past two Friday nights, a couple dozen men have gathered outside this hell hole and have faithfully witnessed to those who are working in, and visiting this family-destructive establishment.

Total Fucking Idiot News: We can clamp down on antisocial children before birth, says Blair

Friday September 1, 2006

Tony Blair has said it is possible to identify problem children who could grow up to be a potential "menace to society" even before they are born.

Setting out plans for state intervention to prevent babies born into high-risk families becoming problem teenagers of the future, the prime minister said teenage mothers could be forced to accept state help before giving birth, as part of a clampdown on antisocial behaviour.


In case you missed the Rattlecry show, Ron Luce of Battle Cry and Teen Mania attempts to deceive the public by portaying himself as sane and non-political. Recently, the mullah was thanked for his anti-choice work in South Dakota


funny blog:

Could It Be That Barbara Bush is Aleister Crowley's Daughter?


The Global Blight of Genetically Modified Crops


Thirst- a documentary by Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman

'Is water a human right or a commodity to be bought and sold in a global marketplace?'


Philadelphia screenings of films about the Camden 28, Hurricane Katrina (Spike Lee), violence in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn), and more


Bowerbird- Philadelphia experimental music


Designing an 'exit strategy' for the war on drugs


Poll: Which GOP Weapons of Mass Distraction will explode during the 2006, 2008 'election' seasons?


convicted felon out-polls Bush


Anal Sex in Accordance with God's Will


revisiting the corporate scab 'dead kennedys' getting Jello-ed by Axis of Evil


activism and radio in Venezuela


United Students Against Sweatshops


Queens College Worker Education and Labor Resource Center


Thou Shalt Not...

An episode of Without a Trace dealing with anti-abortion terrorists, with a strong likeness to the Eric Rudolph bombings. Army of God-types are also a part of this show.

This was shown again on September 6, 2006 on TNT channel


Mr. McFuzz, who lives with MacGoddess of Mergatroyd Productions, is now featured at Kitten Wars


Cat Lovers Against the Bomb


Sex Workers Art Show 2006

'Performers Wanted..Call for Submissions'


Randall Terry's GOP Insurgency Goes Down In Flames


AG candidate says he'll halt abortion clinic investigation

Paul Morrison is running for election in Topeka Kansas and opposing a Taliban-clone who is targeting clinics; Morrison intends to appropriately redirect such energies towards addressing domestic violence.


Hawaiian Punch: School Prayer Isn’t So Great When It’s Someone Else’s Prayer


Boo! Bush's "Fear Factor" Goes Local


Take Less Liberty and Give Me More


Bush's Tactics Aid the Terrorists
By Matthew Stannard [excerpt]

Since 9/11, the White House has relentlessly manipulated public opinion by hyping the war on terror. But the main result is a terrified public -- which may have been the point all along.

With the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks fast approaching, President Bush took to the podium Tuesday to speak to Americans about his administration's global war on terror.

Three things can be expected from Bush's speech, according to a new study by three Columbia University researchers: The media will repeat the president's remarks. Public fear of terrorism will increase. And the president's poll numbers will rise.

Those have been the effects of presidential pronouncements on terrorism since the Sept. 11 attacks, according to political scientists Brigitte Nacos, Yaeli Bloch-Elkon and Robert Shapiro, in a report prepared for this month's annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.

"These are interesting findings, and confirm what many of us had suspected," said Mark Juergensmeyer, director of Global and International Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara, who reviewed the research at the request of The Chronicle.

"This public panic benefits the terrorists whose work is made easier by an overactive government response that magnifies their efforts. In an odd way this puts the government and the terrorists in league with one another," he said. "The main loser, alas, is the terrified public."

the Reverend responds to Dr. Suzy's Bush Hate Rising article


more feedback to Bush Hate Rising:


Recently I also have had two top Republicans tell me: "Bush is the worst mistake we Republicans ever made." From a retired GM exec and the guy who set up Homeland Security's "Grant Program" which is why every podunk police force now has a domestic tank.

And: "Bush is a complete embarrassment." From a top Republican and one of Oregon's wealthiest people who is a personal friend of Barbara Bush, though how that harridan even has friends is beyond me.

Cheers and good health,


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Bush Pushes Nuclear Weapons Development in US
Sarah Olson

In the face of increased Congressional opposition to US nuclear weapons development, the Bush administration appears to be making an end run around governmental checks and balances. The bizarrely named Divine Strake project is a 700-ton explosive experiment first scheduled to detonate at the Nevada Test Site in June of this year.
Thanks to furious grass-roots opposition to the proposal, Divine Strake has been twice delayed, and is currently projecting a detonation date of no sooner than early 2007.

US Deaths in Iraq Surpass 9/11 Toll

As the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the United States approaches, another somber benchmark has just been passed. The announcement Sunday of four more US military deaths in Iraq raises the death toll to 2,974 for US Military service members in Iraq and in what the Bush administration calls the war on terror.

Opposition to Iraq War at All-Time High

A series of polls taken over the last few weeks of August show that support for the war in Iraq among Americans is at an all-time low. Almost two-thirds of Americans in
each of three major polls say that they oppose the war, the highest totals since pollsters starting asking Americans the question three years ago.

Cracking Down on War Profiteering


The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers
By Charlie Cray, September 5, 2006.

Halliburton has become synonymous with war profiteering, but there are lots of other greedy fingers in the pie. We name names on 10 of the worst.

The history of American war profiteering is rife with egregious examples of incompetence, fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, bribery and misconduct. As war historian Stuart Brandes has suggested, each new war is infected with new forms of war profiteering. Iraq is no exception. From criminal mismanagement of Iraq's oil revenues to armed private security contractors operating with virtual impunity, this war has created opportunities for an appalling amount of corruption. What follows is a list of some of the worst Iraq war profiteers who have bilked American taxpayers and undermined the military's mission.

No. 1 and No. 2: CACI and Titan

In early 2005 CIA officials told the Washington Post that at least 50 percent of its estimated $40 billion budget for that year would go to private contractors, an astonishing figure that suggests that concerns raised about outsourcing intelligence have barely registered at the policymaking levels.

In 2004 the Orlando Sentinel reported on a case that illustrates what can go wrong: Titan employee Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, an Egyptian translator, was arrested for possessing classified information from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

Critics say that the abuses at Abu Ghraib are another example of how the lines can get blurred when contractors are involved in intelligence work. CACI provided a total of 36 interrogators in Iraq, including up to 10 at Abu Ghraib at any one time, according to the company. Although neither CACI, Titan or their employees have yet been charged with a crime, a leaked Army investigation implicated CACI employee Stephen Stefanowicz in the abuse of prisoners.

CACI and Titan's role at Abu Ghraib led the Center for Constitutional Rights to pursue companies and their employees in U.S. courts.

"We believe that CACI and Titan engaged in a conspiracy to torture and abuse detainees, and did so to make more money," says Susan Burke, an attorney hired by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), whose lawsuit against the companies is proceeding into discovery before the Federal Court for the District of Columbia.

The private suits seem to have already had some effect: In September 2005 CACI announced that it would no longer do interrogation work in Iraq.

Titan, on the other hand, has so far escaped any serious consequences for its problems (in early 2005, it pleaded guilty to three felony international bribery charges and agreed to pay a record $28.5 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act penalty). The company's contract with the Army has been extended numerous times and is currently worth over $1 billion. Last year L-3 Communications bought Titan as part of its emergence as the largest corporate intelligence conglomerate in the world.

No. 3: Bechtel: precast profits

The San Francisco-based construction and engineering giant received one of the largest no-bid contracts -- worth $2.4 billion -- to help coordinate and rebuild a large part of Iraq's infrastructure. But the company's reconstruction failures range from shoddy school repairs to failing to finish a large hospital in Basra on time and within budget.

Recall that USAID chief Andrew Natsios originally touted the reconstruction as a Middle Eastern "Marshall Plan." Natsios should have known that all would not go smoothly with Bechtel in the lead: Prior to joining the Bush administration, he was chief executive of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, where he oversaw the Big Dig -- whose costs exploded from $2.6 billion to $14.6 billion under Bechtel's lead.

In July, the company's reputation for getting things done unexpectedly plummeted like a 12-ton slab of concrete when Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), released an audit of the Basra Children's Hospital Project, which was $70 million to $90 million over budget, and a year and half behind schedule. Bechtel's contract to coordinate the project was immediately cancelled.

Now that the money is running out, American officials are beginning to blame Iraqis for mismanaging their own infrastructure. But as Bowen warns, contractors like Bechtel, the CPA and other contracting agencies will only have themselves to blame for failing to train Iraqi engineers to operate these facilities (esp. water, sewage and electricity) when they leave.

No. 4: Aegis Defense Services

The General Accounting Office (GAO) estimates 48,000 private security and military contractors (PMCs) are stationed in Iraq. The Pentagon's insistence on keeping a lid on military force requirements (thereby avoiding the need for a draft) is one reason for that astronomical growth, which has boosted the fortunes of the "corporate warriors" so much that observers project the industry will be a $200 billion per year business by 2010.

Yet the introduction of PMCs has put "both the military and security providers at a greater risk for injury," the General Accounting Office says, because PMCs fall outside the chain of command and do not operate under the Code of Military Justice.

George Washington University professor Deborah Avant, author of Market for Force and an expert on the industry, says that while established PMCs may act professionally, the government's willingness to contract with a few cowboy companies like Aegis -- a U.K.-based firm whose infamous founder and CEO Tim Spicer was implicated for breaking an arms embargo in Sierra Leone -- only reinforces the fear that U.S. foreign policy is being outsourced to corporate "mercenaries."

An industry insider told Avant that the $293 million contract was given despite the fact that American competitors had submitted lower bids, suggesting the government wanted to hire the foreign company to shield both sides of the transaction from accountability for any "dirty tricks."

Industry critics, including Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., say that, at a minimum, Spicer's contract suggests that government agencies have failed to conduct adequate background checks. While it's hard to say how often PMCs have committed human rights violations in Iraq, the Charlotte News-Observer reported in March that security contractors regularly shoot into civilian cars. The problem was largely ignored until a "trophy video" of security guards firing with automatic rifles at civilian cars was posted on a web site traced back to Aegis.

Although the Army's Criminal Investigation Division says no charges will be filed against Aegis or its employees, critics say that only proves how unaccountable contractors are under current laws. Since the war on terror began, just one civilian, CIA contract interrogator David A. Passaro, has been convicted for felony assault associated with interrogation tactics.

Even The International Peace Operations Association, a fledgling industry trade association that insists the industry abides by stringent codes of conduct has rejected Aegis' bid to join its ranks.

No. 5: Custer Battles

In March, Custer Battles became the first Iraq occupation contractor to be found guilty of fraud. A jury ordered the company to pay more than $10 million in damages for 37 counts of fraud, including false billing. In August, however, the judge in the case dismissed most of the charges on a technicality, ruling that since the Coalition Provisional Authority was not strictly part of the U.S. government, there is no basis for the claim under U.S. law. Custer Battles' attorney Robert Rhoad says the company's owners were "ecstatic" about the decision, adding that "there simply was no evidence of fraud or an intent to defraud."

In fact the judge's ruling stated that the company had submitted "false and fraudulently inflated invoices." He also allowed the jury's verdict to stand against the company for retaliating against the whistleblowers that originally brought the case under the False Claims Act, the law that allows citizens to initiate a private right of action to recover money on taxpayers' behalf. During the trial, retired Brig. Gen. Hugh Tant III testified that the fraud "was probably the worst I've ever seen in my 30 years in the Army."

When Tant confronted Mike Battles, one of the company's owners, with the fact that 34 of 36 trucks supplied by the firm didn't work, he responded: "You asked for trucks and we complied with our contract and it is immaterial whether the trucks were operational."

The Custer Battles case is being watched closely by the contracting community, since many other fraud cases could hinge on the outcome. A backlog of 70 fraud cases is pending against various contractors. Who they are is anyone's guess (one case was recently settled against Halliburton subcontractor EGL for $4 million), since cases filed under the False Claims Act are sealed and prevented from moving forward until the government decides whether or not it will join the case. The means some companies accused of fraud have yet to be publicly identified, which makes it difficult for federal contracting officers to suspend or debar them from any new contracts. The U.S. Air Force moved to suspend Custer Battles from new contracts in September 2004, after the alleged fraud was revealed.

In May, however, the Wall Street Journal reported that attempts were made to bypass the suspension order by two former top Navy officials who had formed a company that purchased the remnants of Custer Battles. Meanwhile, Alan Grayson, the attorney who filed the Custer Battles case, says that because of orders passed by the CPA, Iraqis have no chance of recovering any of the $20 billion in Iraqi money used to pay U.S. contractors. The CPA effectively created a "free fraud zone," Grayson says.

No. 6: General Dynamics

Most of the big defense contractors have done well as a result of the war on terror. The five-year chart for Lockheed Martin, for instance, reveals that the company's stock has doubled in value since 2001.

Yet The Washington Post reported in July that industry analysts agree that of the large defense contractors, the one that has received the most direct benefit from the war in Iraq is General Dynamics. Much of that has to do with the fact that the company has focused its large combat systems business on supplying the Army with everything from bullets to tank shells to Stryker vehicles, which made their debut during the 2003 invasion.

In July, the Post reported that the company's profits have tripled since 9/11. That should make some people happy, including David K Heebner, a former top aide to Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki, who was hired by General Dynamics in 1999, a year before the Stryker contract was sealed. According to Defense watchdogs at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), General Dynamics formally announced it was hiring Heebner on November 20, 1999, just one month after Shinseki announced a new "vision" to transform the Army by moving away from tracked armored vehicles toward wheeled light-armored vehicles, and more than a month prior to Heebner's official retirement date of Dec. 31, 1999.

Less than a year and a half later, Heebner was present for the rollout of the first Stryker in Alabama, where he was recognized by Shinseki for his work in the Army on the Stryker project.

Although the Pentagon's inspector general concluded from a preliminary investigation that Heebner had properly recused himself from any involvement in projects involving his prospective employer once he had been offered the job, critics say the current ethics rules are too weak.

"It's clear that the Army was leaning toward handing a multibillion-dollar contract to General Dynamics at the very time Heebner may have been in negotiations with the company for a high-paying executive position," says Jeffrey St. Clair, author of Grand Theft Pentagon, a sweeping review of war-profiteering during the "war on terror."

Heebner's case is similar to Boeing's infamous courtship of Darlene Druyan, the Air Force acquisition officer who was eventually sentenced to nine months in prison and seven months in a halfway house for arranging a $250,000 a year job for herself on the other side of the revolving door while negotiating contracts for the Air Force that were favorable to Boeing.

This March, Heebner reported owning 33,500 shares in the company, worth over $ 4 million, along with 21,050 options.

Not everyone has been happy with the outcome of the Stryker contract. Tom Christie, the Pentagon's director of operational testing and evaluation, sent a classified letter to Donald Rumsfeld before it was deployed in Iraq, warning that the $3 million vehicle was not ready for heavy fire. Meanwhile, the GAO warned of serious deficiencies in vehicle training provided, a concern that turned serious when soldiers accidentally drove the Stryker into the Tigris rivers. Despite public praise from top Army officials, an internal Army report leaked to the Post in March 2005 revealed that the vehicles deployed in Iraq have been plagued with inoperable gear and maintenance problems that are "getting worse not better."

Perhaps as insurance against any flap, General Dynamics has added former Attorney General John Ashcroft to its stable of high-powered lobbyists. Working the account are Juleanna Glover Weiss, Vice President Dick Cheney's former press secretary, Lori Day Sharp, Ashcroft's former assistant, and Willie Gaynor, a former Commerce Department official who also worked for the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign.

No. 7: Nour USA Ltd.

Incorporated shortly after the war began, Nour has received $400 million in Iraq contracts, including an $80 million contract to provide oil pipeline security that critics say came through the assistance of Ahmed Chalabi, Iraq's No. 1 opportunist, who was influential in dragging the United States into the current quagmire with misleading assertions about WMDs. Chalabi has denied reports that he received a $2 million finder's fee, but other bidders on the contract point out that Nour had no prior related experience and that its bid on the oil security contract was too low to be credible. Another company consultant who hasn't denied getting paid to help out is Richard Cohen, the former defense secretary under President Clinton. Many Iraqis now believe that Chalabi is America's hand-picked choice to rule Iraq, despite being a wanted fugitive from justice in Jordan and despite being accused of passing classified information along to Iran. Iyad Allawi, a potential rival for power in Iraq, has publicly criticized Chalabi for creating contracts for work that he says should be the responsibility of the state.

No. 8, No. 9 and No. 10: Chevron, ExxonMobil and the Petro-imperialists

Three years into the occupation, after an evolving series of deft legal maneuvers and manipulative political appointments, the oil giants' takeover of Iraq's oil is nearly complete.

A key milestone in the process occurred in September 2004, when U.S.-appointed Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi preempted Iraq's January 2005 elections (and the subsequent drafting of the Constitution) by writing guidelines intended to form the basis of a new petroleum law. Allawi's policy would effectively exclude the government from any future involvement in oil production, while promising to privatize the Iraqi National Oil Co. Although Allawi is no longer in power, his plans heavily influenced future thinking on oil policy.

Helping the process move along are the economic hit men at BearingPoint, the consultants whose latest contract calls for "private-sector involvement in strategic sectors, including privatization, asset sales, concessions, leases and management contracts, especially those in the oil and supporting industries."

For their part, the oil industry giants have kept a relatively low profile throughout the process, lending just a few senior statesmen to the CPA, including Philip Carroll (Shell U.S., Fluor), Rob McKee (ConocoPhillips and Halliburton) and Norm Szydlowski (ChevronTexaco), the CPA's liaison to the fledgling Iraqi Oil Ministry. Greg Muttitt of U.K. nonprofit Platform says Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips are among the most ambitious of all the major oil companies in Iraq. Shell and Chevron have already signed agreements with the Iraqi government and begun to train Iraqi staff and conduct studies -- arrangements that give the companies vital access to Oil Ministry officials and geological data.

Although Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said in August that the final competition for developing Iraq's oil fields will be wide open, the preliminary arrangements will give the oil giants a distinct advantage when it comes time to bid. The relative level of interest by the big oil companies depends on their appetite for risk, and their need for reserves. Shell, for example, has performed worse than most of its peers in finding new reserves in recent years -- a fact underscored by a 2004 scandal in which the company was caught lying to its investors. At this point the key challenge to multinationals is whether they can convince the Iraqi parliament to pass a new petroleum law by the end of this year.

A key provision in the new law is a commitment to using production sharing agreements (PSAs), which will lock the government into a long-term commitment (up to 50 years) to sharing oil revenues, and restrict its right to introduce any new laws that might affect the companies' profitability. Greg Muttitt of Platform says the PSAs are designed to favor private companies at the expense of exporting governments, which is why none of the top oil producing countries in the Middle East use them. Under the new petroleum law, all new fields and some existing fields would be opened up to private companies through the use of PSAs. Since less than 20 of Iraq's 80 known oil fields have already been developed, if Iraq's government commits to signing the PSAs, it could cost the country up to nearly $200 billion in lost revenues according to Muttitt, lead researcher for "Crude Designs: the Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth."

Meanwhile, in a kind of pincer movement, the parliament has begun to feel pressured from the IMF to adopt the new oil law by the end of the year as part of "conditionalities" imposed under a new debt relief agreement. Of course pressuring a country as volatile as Iraq to agree to any kind of arrangement without first allowing for legitimate parliamentary debate is fraught with peril. It is a risky way to nurture democracy in a country that already appears to be entering into a civil war.

"If misjudged -- either by denying a fair share to the regions in which oil is located, or by giving regions too much autonomy at the expense of national cohesion -- these oil decisions could fracture, and ultimately break apart, the country," Muttitt suggests.

"We have nothing to offer but fear itself."

--syndicated columnist Mark Shields characterizing the Bush administration's conduct in purporting to combat terrorism as heard on the Jim Lehrer Newshour 9/1/06

See you Sunday

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta

Friday, September 01, 2006

next show: 9/10

There is no show this Sunday night, but we'll return on September 10 as foreplay for the big five year anniversary 9/11 propaganda-media festival of the corporate media. However, this will be an alternative like no other and designed to allow folks to get through the hysteria orgy with eyes wide open. We will acknowledge the tragic loss and the pain of the survivors, as well as those who exploited the pain and emotions of all, to justify corporate crime and shocking policies. As we've said all along, terrorism is never justified no matter which 'side' is perpetrating the act. Since terrorism is most commonly defined as the politically motivated killing of civilians, it is necessary to shine a spotlight on the kings and queens of big league terrorism in the Bush regime. We will also assess how far the culture has awakened since our broadcast of the Deprogram America show (March 2002). It seems that a significant amount of people are much more awake to the realities of the criminal regime and its media cheerleaders. We're here to provide a good java jolt for grander awakening as the manipulation fest saturates the public.

Meantime, here's the latest goodies to hold you over:

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a worthwhile 9/11-related book:

9-11, by Noam Chomsky


Arthur Lee of the band Love passed away at age 61


Weird Art


Frowners: Become Republican


Fantasy Festival- Key West Florida
Key Weird on the Dis-Oriented ExpressTM
October 20 - 29, 2006


Fantasy Fest 2005 pictures




Fantasy Fest 2003


Fantasy Fest Photo Album


Clinton BJ song


Weed- The Card Game
'Unleash Your Inner Hippie'


if unavailable there, you can try


Stoner Trivia- A Trivia Card Game


drinking games for Mel Gibson


Canadian Single-Payer Health Care Program


Strictest Immigration Laws Put To The Test


Let's Get The Grease Out Of Kids' Cafeterias

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and
cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.


Food Not Bombs


Books Through Bars


Back to (Public) School


Common Ground Collective

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded of the immeasurable failure and inhumanity of the Bush regime. FEMA and similar entities received incredible funding since 9/11, while most social programs were severely cut.

However, there were many people who were the opposite of the government. Their humanity and efforts defy description. One fantastic example is the Common Ground Collective


Hurricane Katrina Remembered


"Democrats, are you listening to the GOP's guru?"


Plan B Whoppers from the Religious Right


wingnut quote: "If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin."

-Rep. Katherine Harris, R-Fla., in an interview with the Florida Baptist Witness. She cited abortion and gay marriage as examples of that sin.

wingnut double-dose: "The day after a federal court struck down a taxpayer-supported evangelical Christian program in an Iowa prison, Mark Earley, president of Prison Fellowship, issued a press statement. He was not pleased. 'The courts took God out of America's schools, now they are on the path to take God out of America's prisons,' Earley groused," notes author.

Comedy vet Jackie Mason, 75, has filed a $2 mil lawsuit against Jews for Jesus for using his name and image in one of the org's pamphlets.


The Fugitive Girl Act


Biotech Firm, Gov't Hid Rice Contamination from Public


Study: Many Americans reject evolution [more than one interpretation of that statement seems applicable]

Many Americans can't accept the idea that modern humans evolved from a common ancestor with apes. But more Europeans believe in evolution.

Local and religious officials deem these survey results by a Michigan State University researcher sensible.

The survey found about one-third of American adults don't believe in evolution - a figure much higher than found in similar European questionnaires.

"In terms of American tradition, this country has been influenced by Protestant Christianity. And people who have faith have an explanation that mankind goes beyond a biological criteria," said Monica Migliorino Miller, who has a doctorate in theology.

For the past 40 years in Europe, she said, secularism has been increasing.

"When people give up their religious faith, they have to cast out to science to explain the origins of man."

The research of Jon Miller, Michigan State University professor of integrative studies, is published in the Aug. 11 issue of the journal Science.

Compared with one in three Americans who firmly reject the concept of evolution, more than 80 percent of adults in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and France accept it. The data from 32 European countries were collected by the European Commission using primarily personal interviews.

Group targets soldier's funeral

CHEYENNE -- The fervently anti-gay church group that gained attention by demonstrating at funerals of slain U.S. soldiers today will picket the services of a Cheyenne soldier who died near Baghdad.



WASHINGTON , DC (AP) - Congress is considering sweeping
legislation, which provides new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislation by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant
special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they do a better job, or have some idea of what they are doing."

Senator John Kerry pointed to the success of the US Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack job skills, making this agency the single largest US employer of Persons of Inability.

Private sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement "warehouse" stores (65%) The DMV also has a great record of hiring Persons of Inability(63%).

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given, to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations which maintain a significant level of Persons of Inability in middle positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the AWNA ACT contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Nonabled, banning discriminatory interview questions such as "Do you have any goals for the future?" or "Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?" and "Do you have any idea of what we do here?"

"As a Nonabled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, MI due to her lack of notable job skills. "This new law should really help people like me." With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

"The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple inconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry." ----Richard Dawkins

The Spanish Revolution 70 Years Later

relevant reading:

The Man Who Killed Durruti


The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, Vol. 1


numerous pamphlets and documents from the Kate Sharpley Library


'This Phone Is Tapped' stickers from, adorning pay phones for the last few years


music rarities page from Profane Existance


Tamera Gugelmeyer

We all remember Jon Benet and Elizabeth Smart. But what
happens to the memory of a murdered girl like Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi?


Matt Taibbi,

With the Bush admin's earthly policies in shambles, Karl
Rove and co. may be flirting with selling the same thing
cult leaders throughout history have sold their followers: the afterlife. Cable news is already on the job.

video: Tim Ryan ripping the Bush regime


sending e-cards and supporting causes


This book is worth revisiting. While the American Christian Taliban is calling for renewed Puritan posturing, this is a reminder of their own scandals. After the Clinton BJ 'scandal,' it was amusing to read The Flynt Report and other documentation of the adulterous and other juicy scandals from the loudest Congresspeople and preachers who talked abstinence-only 'education,' being sex-negative, anti-choice, anti-contraception, homophobic, Christian supremacy, theocracy, repressive laws and of course an intensification of censorship. Flynt and others outed many of their scandals, but a jilted former right-wing writer decided to include their gay-related scandals and hypocrisy in his classic book.

Blinded By The Right


The Church Lady Speaks


The Terrorist Papers: A Mountaineer Commentary

note: although this guy makes his point while acknowledging McVeigh and Rudolph, he joins the corporate media and fatherland security buffoons in completely disregarding the almost three decades of anti-choice terrorism (over two hundred bombings, over one dozen shooting incidents, anthrax scares, too much more to list..)


Strippers Help Las Vegas Area Schools

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press Writer
Thu Aug 31, 6:06 PM

LAS VEGAS - The Clark County School District kicked off the first day of school Wednesday with scant resources. But it got a major donation from the scantily clad.

The same day the nation's fifth largest school district began the year with some 400 teaching vacancies, the nonprofit corporation that supports it, the Public Education Foundation, accepted a $2,500 donation from a strip club, Scores Las Vegas.

"Thank you for your donation of $2,500, received on August 30, 2006," said a letter from foundation president Judi Steele to Scores' marketing director, Shai Cohen. "Thank you again for your willingness to support our community and invest in our children ... our future."

Scores raised the funds at an Aug. 23 back-to-school event called "Detention" that featured strippers dressed as teachers, schoolgirls and librarians.

"It's back to school time and you know what that means. Detention for everyone who has been bad!" one advertisement read.

playlist from the last show:

Rev. Bookburn
Passion of the Anti-Semitic Drunk Driver

The Bloodhound Gang- I Hope You Die

Funkadelic- Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Syd Barrett- Gigolo Aunt

Flock With No Shepherd- Rev. Robert Tilton IV; Frank Zappa on God; Rev. Bookburn Interviews Gawd [see note at end of playlist]

The No WTO Combo- Let's Lynch The Landlord

Chuck D./ Henry Rollins/ friends- Rise Above

Buster Poindexter- Drunk

unknown- What If Gawd Smokes Cannabis?

King Missile- Detachable Penis

Beastie Boys- World Gone Mad

Peaches- Tent In Your Pants

Bill Hicks- Pro-Life; Rush Limbaugh [comedy]

Cradle of Filth- Lord Abortion

Coco Cobra & The Killers- I Need Sex

The Eddie Haskells- Goin' Down

Asylum Street Spankers- Beer

Redd Kross- Lovedoll Superstar

The Cramps- Bikini Girls With Machine Guns

Body Count with Ice-T - Cop Killer

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

Ms. Terri- Dr. Laura Horr

Dropkick Murphys- We Got The Power

* note: Flock With No Shepherd does mixing and archive work for The Reverend Is In. In addition to the above tracks, examples of FWNS's work is at

See you September 10

Rev. Bookburn
Radio Volta