Monthly Archives: March 2011

LIONEL PODCAST: I Know, I Hated Vegans Too.

Thus spake Plutarch:

Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind the first man did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his lips to the flesh of a dead creature, he who set forth tables of dead, stale bodies and ventured to call food and nourishment the parts that had a little before bellowed and cried, moved and lived. How could his eyes endure the slaughter when throats were slit and hides flayed and limbs torn from limb? How could his nose endure the stench? How was it that the pollution did not turn away his taste, which made contact with the sores of others and sucked juices and serums from mortal wounds?

What a killjoy this dude was. And the same goes for militant vegetarians and vegans. That’s not the point of this podcast. I just feel exponentially better after my two plus months of strict veganism. That’s two more months than I ever thought I could do. Me not consume flesh?!

I’m just a food vegan. I’ve not tossed my shoes or leather goods. Plastic just can’t reproduce the soothing crack of a leather whip. Anyhoo, provided herein is my new fascination with food and what it does to you. That’s all. No preaching.

LIONEL PODCAST: The President’s Drivel, Er, Speech

As promised, I review herein what POTUS said last evening in terms of what was actually said and not who said it. This is not a fawning, obsequious paean à la MSNBC nor is it a blanket indictment à la Fox News, who incredibly chided the Prez for doing precisely what Dubya has and would have done. This is not about humanitarian efforts or democracy or assisting the rebels. This is about prosecuting a global elitist agenda under the guise of freedom. Think neocon meets bankster-asset stripper.



LIONEL PODCAST: The Pom Sot Christopher Hitchens Wouldn’t Be Believed If He Spoke With A Brooklyn Accent

Christopher Hitchens is profoundly full of it. I wish him and everybody a long life free from disease. That being said, he’s a blowhard and one of the biggest cons around who has duped a generation of gullible Americans into buying into that pseudo-intellectual, garbled, mumbled, maundering, Scotch-addled Britspeak prate. He’s a militant atheist and supported our folly in Iraq and Americans can’t get enough of him. Why? His accent. Simple. He makes me sick. A fallen commie-pinko, this guy’s changed his mind more than the Italian Parliament. But this self-styled polemicist is a bloviating windbag who has Americans conned.  Why? His accent.

Argument today lacks critical thinking skills and is broadly personality-based. And irascible phonies like this dude perpetuate the inanity.

And I’ve a few more ideas about others who drive me nuts. And, admittedly, it’s not a very long ride.

LIONEL PODCAST: You’re Being Lied To And You’re Smiling

What’s Libya about? Guess.

Gerald Celente, trends forecaster, recently asked whether we’d be in Iraq if their major export was broccoli. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

FREE LIONELMEDIA PODCAST: The MSM Are Inept, Incompetent, Out Of The Loop & Lying!

I started in talk radio in 1988. Right at the advent of Rush and the new power of the medium. I’ve seen the industry itself change drastically, but the power of the spoken word hasn’t for a moment. And now more than ever there’s a need for the truth, viz. a full-tilt and unfettered exposure of the news in its warts-and-all totality. PIX 11 News At Ten provides me with an invaluable forum to analyze and parse the issues. It is simply the only news forum in the MSM that even approximates alternative, additional and supplemental news sources. For approximately a year, I’ve made available on a de minimis subscription basis my podcasts: a news and opinion perspective that is simply not heard anywhere on conventional terrestrial radio or MSM. It’s not radical or crazed or conspiratorial. It’s a viewpoint that is unabashed and unafraid to question the official story. Any story. And the more entrenched and repeated, the more it needs to be deconstructed and dissected.

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Pilger’s Law states it clearly: Never believe anything until it’s officially denied. (I paraphrase.) Our MSM’s primary mission statement seems to be repeat, don’t report. They’re stenographers for the White House. Unwitting relayers of propaganda and the official account. Mindless dupes who repackage and regurgitate the message. Sports shows would never allow themselves to be the mouthpiece for players or owners. There’s more objectivity in sports discussions and less Pavlovian obeisance than in MSM news. And that sickens me.

Newsrooms and bureaus are being shuttered. Newspapers’ reign is speedily drawing to a close. The sole sources of relatively coherent news are the Internet, foreign news sites, blogs and alternative media. Citizen journalists. But they’ve no credentials. No training. Some have even suggested that licensing of reporters may be in the offing. Roger Ailes reportedly noted that one only needs a license to gut hair. Touché.

I am one of millions of concerned citizens of the world who has no political affiliation or ideological bent. I’m a political realist, a nihilist in many respects, a religious apatheist. I renounce the left-right paradigm. To quote the now oft-cited late Georgetown professor and Bill Clinton mentor Carroll Quigley, author Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, the argument that the two parties should be ideologically antipodal is insane.

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LIONEL VIDEO SCREED: The Logodaedalus Speaks Anent “Nucular”

“Many people get unlimited mileage out of a limited vocabulary.” (Graffiti)

I addressed this as well in my PIX 11 Commentary.

But, surprisingly enough, there may indeed be a nucule. Though most don’t know it.

Literary usage of Nucule

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
“… that fruit which is otherwise called a gland or acorn, or any small, hard, one-seeded pericarp. The female organ in Chara ia also calli-il a nucule. …”

2. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
“The nucule therefore stai in the monoecious … a and a nucule 5, c its Crown ; ß sterile lateral leaflet … m the basal node of the nucule (X …”

3. Class Book of Botany: Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable by John Hutton Balfour (1852)
“The nucule is produced on the axil of a branch, and consists Fig. 1056. Fig. 1057. … The globule is usually placed immediately below the nucule (Figs. …”

4. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
“The nucule is an ovoid sac with five long cells spirally Fig. 41. Antheridia of Chara fragilis:—A, antheridium developed at base of …”

LIONEL PODCAST: The MSM Are Beyond Worthless And You Know Why

The primary goal and mission of our MSM is to distort, distract, mollify, obfuscate and assuage any fears our Sheeple society might have. They march in lock step with what the official script is. Exhibit A: The GE connection.

Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned after became convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing — the Mark 1 — was so flawed it could lead to a devastating accident. Guess which unit they used in Japan. Many questioned the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power

“The problems we identified in 1975 were that, in doing the design of the containment, they did not take into account the dynamic loads that could be experienced with a loss of coolant,” Bridenbaugh told ABC News in an interview. “The impact loads the containment would receive by this very rapid release of energy could tear the containment apart and create an uncontrolled release.”

To find the truth, go elsewhere, young man.

LIONEL VIDEO: Hagiography & Fond Recollections Of Growing Up Catholic

My fascination with Catholic saints continues to this day. The greatest stories ever reported. Or concocted. In any event, the stories are wonderful.

My favorite was, of course, St. Lawrence.

Grilled, barbecued over a gridiron, Lawrence, the famous cut-up (or was that Tobia? Anyhoo.) was known to have responded, “Turn me over, I’m done on this side.” I swear.

Pope Sixtus II’s martyrdom was followed three days later by that of Lawrence, the last of the deacons of Rome to be executed. He was put to death by being roasted on a gridiron over a fire. The Golden Legend, written in A.D. 1275 by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, gives us this account:

And the ministers despoiled him, and laid him stretched out upon a gridiron of iron, and laid burning coals under, and held him with forks of iron. Then said Laurence to Valerianus: Learn, thou cursed wretch, that thy coals give to me refreshing of coldness, and make ready to thee torment perdurable, and our Lord knoweth that I, being accused, have not forsaken him, and when I was demanded I confessed him Christ, and I being roasted give thankings unto God.  And after this he said with a glad cheer unto Decius, Thou cursed wretch, thou hast roasted that one side, turn that other, and eat.

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