All I did was buy a t-shirt.

So I like politics.  A lot.  So much so that when candidates offer merchandise on their campaign web sites I go on a bender like QVC-Aholic with unlimited credit. Consequently I have a Romney for America t-shirt (the blue one and the grey one).  I have a Bill Haslam for Governor (R, TN) and Kay Hagen for Senate (D, NC).  I even have a Buddy Roemer, (no party affiliation) for America T-shirt.  What, you don’t know who Buddy Roemer is? Damn communists.  Read here:  The Best Presidential Candidate You Never Heard Of.

Buyer beware.  It ain't just a shirt bro.

Buyer beware. It ain’t just a shirt bro.

Of course I also have an Obama for Tennessee (D, USA) T-shirt.  And that’s where the weirdness started.

One side note, the fact that Obama had T-shirts for every individual state and US Territory shows how flush with cash he was for his second term campaign, and a good indication he was going to win.  Still baffles me.  23% unemployment and he was raising money like he was printing it.  Hey, wait a minute….


Just kidding NSA guys, any chance you’ve found my LinkedIn password yet?

Anyway, like I said it got weird, in a Star Wars/Princess Leia/Obi-wan kind of weird.

Below is an example of the e-mails I’m getting from one Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, signed by her.  This is just the subject line:

Barack needs you, Francis, you’re his only hope!

Really, I’m his only hope?  How the hell has it come to this?  When did it get this bad? I’m not sure I can handle this kind of pressure. I only wanted a f*&%ing t-shirt, now I’ve been saddled with the weight of the country’s very existence?

This particular email was about helping middle class workers, because “…for too many families, that American promise is no longer within reach.”  My problem with that sentence is the irony, spelled with a capital ACA (affordable care act).  The irony is so thick it might actually choke you, (an no you ain’t covered for choking under Obamacare, unless you’re a corporation).

On our podcast you will here me say from time to time that I am a liberal and my people need to stop being stupid with respect to Ted Cruz’s citizenship, etc… Tony takes issue with the fact that I call myself a liberal, but by comparison to Tony, I’m Karl Marx’s illegitimate son. While it’s true I am conservative on some things, with respect to health care I’m so far left it’s not to be believed. Any self respecting socialist should be aghast at the abomination called Obamacare.  It’s not socialized medicine in any form.  It didn’t just stop short of socialized medicine, it made a right turn onto capitalist utopia and slammed full speed into insurance company nirvana.

And now because parts of Obamacare are being held back or delayed or whatever, it’s going to crush the middle class worker, eliminate the 40hr work week, taking overtime & vacation eligibility with it, and cover less than half of the people then what was initially projected.

How’s that for irony Michelle?

So for whatever reason, buying a campaign shirt from Obama puts you on the short list for people they come to in case of emergencies.  You know real world stuff like finding out your policies will hurt the very people you claim to want to help, or the country finding out you’ve been collecting all of their electronic data all the time.  Electronic data like this blog post and all the people who click on it for instance.  Whoops too late. Should have mentioned that in the header.  My bad people.

Michelle, Barack dosen’t need my help with middle class workers.  He screwed them but good, all on his own.


Podcast Episode 10: It’s a magic number.

Yeah man, 10 episodes.  Hard to believe.  To celebrate our 10 episodes and 5 months on the air we have some special features tonight, including a little Red Hot Chili Peppers video to us help celebrate.

The news has been fast and furious to say the least.  Listen to our take here

Episode 10: It’s a magic number 

Or, go to iTunes and search for unfiltered and unfettered and you will see our new UF logo. Click, enjoy, write review.

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Tell us what you think, ask questions, argue with us, mock us.  Do it in the comment section below or the show’s email:

Here’s a taste of the magical 10th episode.

Funny, but I weep for society.

Funny, but I weep for society.

Weiner’s in!

Disgraced NY Congressman Anthony Weiner is running for NY City Mayor. Already dodging questions about how many more crotch shots might be floating in the web -o-sphere.  Can a 2016 run be far behind?


The unintentional comedy will be epic.

The unintentional comedy will be epic.

The Donald: Dropping coin, checking temps.

Trump spends 1 mil on presidential exploratory committee.  How awesome would that be.  Will America say “your hired!”   Probably not but presidential races can always use a good carnival barker.  Lets hope he stays in to the convention.



Ok, so, ah, 2nd term off to a bit of a rough start.

Ok, so, ah, 2nd term off to a bit of a rough start.

Benghazi, IRS, AP Reporters, James Rosen: Where will it all end?

The President is in the hurt box for his second term.  All, I believe, of his own doing.  The serious question is will he still be President by the end of it.  We report, you decide!


We may have to air once a week to keep up with the scandals.  It’s getting serious folks. And by that I mean we are moving closer and closer to resignation talk.

As always listen for yourself and make your own call.

Episode 10: It’s a magic number

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Podcast Episode 2: The Drone Wars

Attack of the Drones!

Attack of the Drones!

Well, who would have thought we’d still be on the air for a 2nd episode?  I guess the old adage rings true, money talks.

Great episode for you today.  As you’ll come to find out we are all over the map, so if you don’t like something, keep listening I bet we hit on your favorite topic.

Episode two covers everything from the Super Bowl to the NJ Senator Menendez prostitute scandal, a possible civil war in the republican party, and all points in between.

The main topic tonight is the President’s drone war, plus Tony lands our first interview with a very high level government official.

It's party time! Rove style.

It’s party time! Rove style.

If you have topic suggestions or questions or if you just want to pick a fight with us over something we said, email us at

So for your listening pleasure just click the link and enjoy.

Episode 2: The Drone Wars

Damage Control: Set Phasers to Spin.

Actually spinning news that’s bad for you into not so bad or even good news doesn’t take a phaser, or even any science at all.  It does require a lot of fiction smothered in lies.

The most obvious example is the first presidential debate of course.  The Obama team was in full spin control minutes after the debate ended.  The three blind mice actually blamed the moderator for Obama’s poor performance.  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  A good carpenter never blames his moderator, or something like that.

Then we had Al Gore claiming altitude sickness for Obama.  Man-Bear-Pig!  Click the link, watch the video.  You will be incomplete until you do.

And then some left wing nut jobs claimed Romney had a cheat sheet, as evidenced by a super slow-mo replay of him putting his hands on the podium at the start of the debate. It’s not even worth linking to. The Zapruder film is like High Def compared to that stupid clip. Google it young people.  Turns out is was his handkerchief, although it may have been Obama’s long form birth certificate, hard to tell.

The media was surprisingly forthright about it.  Chris Matthews of MSNBC, who has the biggest and most unhealthy man-crush on the President, just about called Obama a freaking loser.  His hissy fit was epic.  Watch it here: Matthews rant 

But then they had a day to recover.  Tired of trying to spin a terrible performance by Obama and a stellar performance by Romney, they, meaning the media, took to the lazy man’s spin – call the other guy a liar.  It’s so sad and embarrassing I don’t think it requires analysis.  Calling Mitt Romney a liar because he crushed Obama in the debate just stands on its own.

Then we have the other guys, known as Conservatives.  It’s hard sometimes, to discern who has the biggest pile of loons, conservatives or liberals.   (It’s really the libertarians, but they are very sensitive so we don’t like to mention it.)

What was the only thing that might cut short the Romney celebration of his great debate performance – the jobs report.  The report came out Friday and it was a little startling. It showed the US had added 114, 000+ jobs in September, pushing the unemployment number down to 7.8.  That’s a big mental barrier.  First time it’s been below 8% in forever.  But there are a lot of factors contributing to that number.  People stop looking, it’s not adjusted for the type, pay, and longevity of jobs, etc…  The actual number with all those and a myriad of other factors is more likely somewhere north of 10% unemployment.  But this formula that gave us 7.8 on Friday is the same formula that showed dismal numbers in July and August.

What is absolutely not contributing to the lower unemployment rate is number fixing by the Obama camp.  But you wouldn’t know that if you have a twitter account or watch any political television.

So it goes like this.  A prominent CEO, Jack Welch, a Romney financial advisor, takes to twitter to accuse the people in Chicago of cooking the unemployment figures.  The sheep who follow that right wing nut job jump on the conspiracy band wagon and it’s off to the races.  Never mind that Romney’s spokesperson is on CNBC’s Squawk in the Street business program saying in no way do they believe the nonsense about fixing, they just think the number is not accurate.  And Romney’s guy is right, for reasons mentioned above.  But not good enough for Jack.  Obama’s cooking the books he cries.  See his tweet below.

You don’t know Jack!

Not to be outdone, another genius CEO is heard from.

Mom: “Stevie!”
Forbes: “Well Jack said it too.”

Take at look at the amount of people who re-tweeted and favorited that one from Forbes. Now some of those people did it for the opposite reason, but I’ll bet a lot did it because they believe it.  Staggering to say the least.  I would be curious to poll those people about their feelings on the moon landing.  I may not want to hear the answer.

What I find most curious: where were these people when the same Labor dept. using the same numbers and formulas, came up with strikingly dismal numbers for July and August? Seems like they had the utmost confidence in the numbers then.  And there-in lies the problem when you deal in absolutes.  Once the situation swings back the other way, what do you do?  I’ll tell you what you do, you look like a freaking dope for all the world to see.

It’s similar to the gas price issue.  Newt, Glenn Beck, and a host of others were screaming with their hair on fire when gas got to $4.00.  Again, any right thinking person knows the President, any President or his administration, or congress for that matter, has 0.00% control over gas prices.  So where were those people, looking at you Newt and Glenn, when gas snuck down towards 2.99 in early summer?  It actually got under 3.00 in Knoxville but we are usually lower than the national norm on that.  So where were they? Shouldn’t they have been applauding the President for getting gas prices so low?  Yeah, not likely.  They were obviously silent on the matter.  Tougher question; where will they be when President Romney is staring $4.50 a gallon gasoline in the face.  Absolutes; great to get your mindless, unwashed, lemmings to riot when the absolute favors you.  Make you look pretty stupid when the pendulum swings the other way.

Well done Jack.  Nicely played Stevie.  You have confirmed yourselves as the Sith Lords we all figured you were.

Because as every 5th grader knows, “Only a Sith deals in absolutes.” – Obi Wan Kenobi.

Absolute video evidence Welch and Forbes are the Sith Lords we’ve been looking for. – click it!