Goodbye, WTPA.

Pennsylvania recently lost the last local radio station worth listening to, WTPA. It had too many ads, but when they played music they played good stuff: classic and recent hard rock and heavy metal.

I don’t listen to FM radio often, but when I did this was my go-to station. At least, it used to be. I found out that they’ve sold out to Educational Media Foundation, and have since switched to a “Christian adult contemporary” format.

As if there aren’t enough Christian stations on the air already. First all the classical music stations go offline, and now I can’t find a decent radio station for metalheads? It’s almost as if the world is daring me to get into pirate radio…

Well, no. I’ll be a good metalhead and get my FCC license. That way I can call my station WPRV: Privateer Radio (pirate radio with a license to thrill).

Business As Usual at the FBI

According to the Bezos Post (paywalled link)

A GOP memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI has been released, intensifying a fight between the White House and Republican lawmakers, on one side, and the nation’s top law enforcement agency over whether the origins of a probe into Russian interference in 2016 were tainted by political bias.

This is supposed to be news? We’re supposed to care that the FBI might have abused is authority to the detriment of the Republican regime currently in power?

Well, cry me a fucking river while I file this memo under NO SHIT, SHERLOCK. Do these ignorant shitfountains not remember J. Edgar Hoover? That guy had dossiers on just about everybody, and you can bet your ass it was politically motivated.

I guess Republicans are fine with shenanigans like COINTELPRO as long as the FBI is doing it to black people, leftists, queers, and poor people. Heaven forbid that Republicans also be subject to FBI scrutiny.

I’ve been saying for years that the FBI, CIA, and NSA need to be curbed. I still think so.

However, I don’t give a damn what the Republican memo claims. I don’t care if it contains evidence proving that the FBI offers human sacrifices to an idol in the likeness of J. Edgar Hoover every Saturday night before spending the rest of the weekend having orgies fueled by drugs stolen from DEA evidence lockers.

Why? Simple. The Republicans need to fuck off and die. They haven’t given this country a good President since Eisenhower. No wonder they’re nostalgic for the 1950s. It was the last decade being a Republican was somewhat respectable.

Once the Republicans have gone the way of the Whigs and Know-Nothings, the Democrats are next.