Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Day I Died

There is no special guest planned for November 3rd on Political Pistachio Radio. I plan to be my own guest. But, it will be a special show. You see, on July 1, 1985 an event occurred that changed my life forever. I died.

Mrs. Pistachio and I had been married for less than a year, and our son was three months old. I died on the scene of the accident at 1:30 AM. I was not found for a while. It is estimated that I stopped breathing for a full twenty minutes, ensuring that major brain damage occurred. They resuscitated me on the Life Flight helicopter to the hospital, which was over 30 miles away. I remained in intensive care in a deep coma for a week and a half, requiring a respirator to breath, draining spinal fluid from my cracked skull for the first three days. I remained "out of it" for two more months, experiencing 80 seizures per day once I became cognizant. I had to learn how to walk again, and it took two years to fully recover.

On November 3rd I will tell my story to my audience, and have my wife on the air to tell her side of it too. Listeners will not want to miss this tale of miracles and true love between my wife and I as we struggled through this storm in our life.

The broadcast will air live on Political Pistachio at 7pm Eastern Time, 4pm Pacific on Saturday, November 3, 2007.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Stopping Hillary and the Marxists of the Democratic Party

How important is the hunt for a Red November in 2008? As discussed on The Andrea Shea King Show earlier this evening, is the need to keep the Socialists that call themselves Democrats urgent enough to place a Liberal in Elephant's clothing, like Rudy Giuliani, on the ballot, since he seems the best candidate capable of attracting the all-important swing votes?

As a Conservative, that seems a compromise that I don't wish to make - but is it the necessary move to keep someone like Hillary Clinton out of the White House?

Tuesday Night my guest is Trek Medic. He will join us to talk about the need for a Red November, and what steps must be taken to ensure such a move. Live broadcast begins at 10pm Eastern Time, 7pm Pacific on Political Pistachio Radio.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Christian Radio hosted from Sin City

Did you miss Andrea Shea King's Monday Night Blog Talk Radio Show?

Well, judging by the picture on the right, Andrea is someone to listen to. She's a big voice in conservative talk radio - and any friend of Sean Hannity's is a friend of mine.

Well, actually I became a fan long before I discovered she has a few wonderful friends in high places. And, she discovered me before she was absolutely sure what the heck a Political Pistachio truly was.

And now we have really come together on Monday nights. That's right, if you are new to Political Pistachio, I co-host with Andrea Shea King on Monday nights on Blog Talk Radio. But honestly, as much as I enjoy the show, this last one was the best yet. We discussed the Southern California Fires, and the Republican Debate in Florida, and what a great broadcast it turned out to be. But don't take my word for it. Check out the archive at Blog Talk Radio - The Andrea Shea King Show!

And while you are at it, check out this upcoming schedule for Political Pistachio!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 @ 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific: Max Lucado - Author of "3:16 - The Numbers of Hope." Max is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, and the leading Christian Author in America.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 @ 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific: Jason Robertson, Author of "A Love Beyond Explaining." Jason was a Vietnam war orphan pulled from Vietnam as the south fell. Raised by a loving Christian woman, Jason grew up in America. However, 30 years after fleeing from Vietnam, he returned in search of his roots.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 @ 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific: John from Cuba Companioni was exiled from Cuba, and fled to the United States. His crime? Being a Christian. Join us to follow his journey from the oppression of the communist regime in Cuba to the wonders of free America beginning in New York City, and completing in Alabama.

And while you are at it, I am also a co-host/panel member of CIR Radio. That airs on Friday Night at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific.

Christianity Week on PPR

Tomorrow and Wednesday are special shows for Political Pistachio. Both air at 10pm Eastern Time. On Tuesday my guest will be Max Lucado. On Wednesday, Jason Robertson. Max Lucado is a New York Times Best-Selling author, and America's leading inspirational author. He will be on Political Pistachio Radio to discuss his latest book, "3:16 - The Numbers of Hope." Jason Robertson is the author of "A Love Beyond Explaining." He is a Vietnam War orphan rescued from South Vietnam before it fell to the communists. Thirty years later he returned to Vietnam in search of his roots.

And don't forget on Saturday Political Pistachio Returns again with John from Cuba Companioni who as a child was exiled from Cuba for being a Christian. Tune in to hear his story at 7pm Eastern Time.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tales of Patriotism and Inspiration on Political Pistachio

Tonight's Interview of Max Lucado has been Postponed to Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7pm Pacific Time/10pm Eastern Time.

Political Pistachio Radio Schedule of upcoming shows is as follows:

Saturday, October 20, Paul Ibbetson, Patriot Act Expert and the author of "Living Under The Patriot Act: Educating A Society."

Tuesday, October 23, Max Lucado, New York Times Best-Selling Author and America's Leading Inspirational Author. His latest book, "3:16 - The Numbers of Hope," is on sale now, as well as released as a DVD called "3:16 - Stories of Hope."

Wednesday, October 24, Jason Robertson, Author of "A Love Beyond Explaining . . . an orpan's journey from rice to grits," will join us. Jason's heartfelt story begins during the war ravaged jungles of South Vietnam, from which he was rescued as South Vietnam fell to the Communists. 30 years later he returned to Vietnam in search of his roots. He will join us to tell his story.

Saturday, October 27, John from Cuba Companioni fled Cuba as an exile during his childhood with his mother. They began their pursuit of the American Dream in New York City. John will join Political Pistachio on this date to tell his story.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sarah Palin, Max Lucado, Paul Ibbetson, and Jason Robertson

The Next Four Broadcasts on Political Pistachio Radio are going to blow you away!

Wednesday, October 17th Adam Brickley, the mastermind behind the Draft Palin for VP movement will join Political Pistachio to talk about Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin and her drive for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential Election.

Thursday, October 18th Max Lucado will be our guest on Political Pistachio Radio. Mr. Lucado is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, and his latest book, 3:16 - The Numbers of Hope, is just as deserving of the Best-Selling Title. Also, in your local video store, the DVD by the name 3:16 - Stories of Hope, based on the book, is available as a rental or to buy. The book reminds us of the most known biblical verse, John 3:16. Twenty six words, beginning with God, and ending with life. The human problem, according to Max Lucado, and the Biblical teachings he holds so dear, is the heart of the human. God's treatment plan for fixing this problem begins with John 3:16.

Saturday, October 20th Paul Ibbetson, author of Living Under the Patriot Act: Educating A Society, and host of the "Conscience of Kansas" on Wildcat 91.9 FM Radio, will return to Political Pistachio to talk about his book, lectures on the Patriot Act, and the new radio show.

Wednesday, October 24th Jason Robertson will be our guest on Political Pistachio Radio. Jason is the author of "A Love Beyond Explaining - an orphan's journey from rice to grits." Jason's journey began as an orphan in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War where he was rescued by an American as the south fell to the Communists. After being raised in America, he returned to Vietnam as an adult in search of his roots. Learn more about Jason Robertson in this Video.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Sky's Not Falling!

Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize for junk science. This award comes to him shortly after a British judge ruled that Al Gore told a string of untruths in An Inconvenient Truth, and that children should be warned about these untruths before a teacher shows the documentary in the classroom.

Al Gore pleads in his new book, The Assault on Reason (which is more of an assault on the Bush Administration than it is about science), that "We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public's ability to discern the truth."

Perhaps Mr. Gore should follow his own advice.

Holly Fretwell agrees with Mr. Gore on the point about the need to stop tolerating the distortion of science. Holly is the author of "The Sky's NOT Falling! Why It's OK to Chill About Global Warming," the alternative to Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth, and Laurie David's fear inducing global warming kid's book, "Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming."

Holly Fretwell is an adjunct professor at Montana State University, and a Research Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center. No stranger to controversial issues, Professor Fretwell has consulted on timber export regulations in the Pacific Northwest and for the Center for International Trade in Forest Products. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles on natural resources issues, with a current emphasis on public lands management and educating students and teachers in environmental economics. Her articles have been published in both professional journals and the popular press, including the Wall Street Journal, Journal for Environmental Economics and Management, the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, and Journal of Forestry.

Professor Fretwell is our guest tonight on a special Friday Night edition of Political Pistachio Radio at 10 PM Eastern Time, 7 PM Pacific. Call in to chime in at 646-652-2940. If you listen live, feel free to join the always jumping chatroom - or you can feel free to contact me during the show with your own questions on Yahoo Instant Messenger (ID: douglasvgibbs).

This special broadcast of Political Pistachio Radio will immediately follow the premier of CIR Radio, on which I will be a panel member. This show combines the talents of myself, Jenn of Jenn's Jungle Republic Radio, Dave from My Point Radio, and Nikki Starr of Nicki Rocks the Politics. It will air live at 9 PM Eastern Time, 6 PM Pacific.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Media Manipulation

Dr. Richard Landes is a Professor of Medieval History at Boston University and the creator of The Second Draft, and a blogger at The Augean Stables.

He has analyzed a major dossier of forgeries around the dawn of the second millennium, and has established himself as one of the foremost authorities in the manipulation and abuse of media power at the dawn of the third millennium.

Tonight, he is our guest on Political Pistachio Radio. Tune in at 10pm Eastern Time/7pm Pacific to listen live, or catch the archive later. If you wish to participate in the show, join the chatters in the chat room at the program page, contact me on Yahoo Instant Messenger (ID: douglasvgibbs), or call into the show to ask your question at 646-652-2940.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Cary Cartter - Christian Conservative - Presidential Candidate

That's Right, Today's guest on Political Pistachio Radio is "It is Obvious!" blogger Cary Cartter to talk about his stance on the issues, and how he intends to continue his run for president! Tune in Saturday at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific at Political Pistachio Radio on Blog Talk Radio to listen live (or, you can of course listen to the archive later, but then you can't have fun in the chatroom or by calling in and participating (phone number for the show is: 646-652-2940).

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Schmoozing With Terrorists and battling the illegal alien invasion

Three guests tonight will join Mrs. Pistachio and myself on Political Pistachio Radio. First, during the first segment of the show, we will be joined by Aaron Klein, author of "Schmoozing With Terrorists." Mr. Klein is an American journalist who had unprecedented access to jihad cells throughout the Middle East, and in those interviews performed by Aaron the terrorists revealed the details of their ideologies to him. By the way, Mr. Klein is a Jew. One listener will win a free copy of Mr. Klein's book - tune in to find out how!

Then, in the later part of the first half hour Terry Funderburk will pay us a return visit to talk about what has happened in his situation since the last time he was on our show. Terry is a South Carolina construction business owner who is going out of business because his competitors hire illegal aliens, thus pay lower wages to their workers. Terry, then, upset by the circumstances, protested with a sign in front of one of his competitors jobsites with a sign that indicated illegals were working on that job site. The police came, but not to take away the illegal aliens, but to arrest Mr. Funderburk.

Then, during the second half of the broadcast Mike Gray will call in to talk about his situation in Colorado. Mike Gray is an employee for Arapahoe County outside of Denver. When he is not at work for the county, he runs his own lawn care business. The truck he uses for his business is the same truck and trailer he uses for going to work at his day job with the county of Arapahoe. The sign on his trailer reads, "Lawn Services done with Pride by an English Speaking American." Because of the sign, his bosses at his job for the county threatened to let him go. Oh, he likes to wear a Border Patrol Cap too, by the way.