Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Year's Weekend

New Years Eve Andrea Shea King, myself, and Mrs. Pistachio are teaming up to greet the New Year. Thirty minutes before Midnight on the East Coast at Andrea's BTR Show it will be New Years with Andrea and the Pistachios! Then, three hours later Andrea will join Political Pistachio to greet the New Year on the West Coast.

But first, today, Political Pistachio will have our Year End Special with audio clips from many of this year's shows (and perhaps a couple from 2006 when I first discovered Blog Talk Radio on My Point Radio).

And you know, it's a busy weekend on Blog Talk Radio. Here's the shows I will be listening to (all times Pacific):

----------Today - - -

The New Talkmaster at 9am

Paul Ibbetson - Straight Talk Radio @ 1pm

Loki's Halls of Valhalla on A Newt One @ 5pm

Gold Meddles with Jacob Gold (I called into his show on the 27th, by the way) @ 8pm

------------Sunday, December 30 (again, remember the times are Pacific):

U.S. Single Military @ 3pm

Honest Conservative @ 4pm

Paul Couturier's Independently Correct Radio @ 5pm

Andrea Shea King on WDBO AM 580 in Florida @ 6pm

-----------Monday, New Year's Eve (Times are still Pacific):

Capt. Ed Morrisey's Heading Right Radio @ Noon

Jenn of the Jungle's "Screw Liberals" @ 5pm

War Zone at 6pm


Loki at 6pm

(Hmmmm, gotta make a choice. . . I will be listening to Loki, and catch War Zone on the archive)

Andrea Shea King's New Year's Eve Show with the Pistachios @ 8:30 pm

Political Pistachio's New Years Eve Show with Andrea Shea King @ 11:30 pm

-------------New Years Day:

Political Vindication and Dr. Blogstein both at 6pm (PV gets my live listenership on this one)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Year End Special

Coming up this Saturday at 7pm Eastern is the year end special - the year in review.

Then join us on New Year's Eve!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Day After CHRISTmas

How did your CHRISTmas go? Mine was hectic, interesting, and I wound up dealing with the law.

Gotta tune in to hear the story!!!

December 26th at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific at

Feel free to call in at 646-652-2940 to tell your CHRISTmas story.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Political Pistachio Examines The War On CHRISTmas

Show Description: Does the War on Christmas exist? Evidence reveals the answer to that question to be a resounding yes! Join John Bootie and Political Pistachio as we examine the war that nobody wants to talk about, and no one is willing to admit exists.

Show Link: Political Pistachio Radio

Show Time: 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern, Today!!!

Listener Participation is encouraged! Call in at 646-652-2940, discuss the topic in the chat room, or send me questions by Yahoo Instant Messenger (ID: douglasvgibbs)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Child Predators - How Do You Really Know?

This post is re-posted from Warriors For Innocence. Please Visit the Site to Learn More, or tune in Wednesday, December 19, 2007 to Political Pistachio Radio, to learn more about this fight against the monsters that hunt our children.

By Sues from Warriors of Innocence dot Org.

I’m often asked, “How can I spot a child predator, pedophile, or child molester? How do I really know?”After reading our Grooming Articles, you’ll have some really great information at your fingertips that will help you recognize the behaviors of these predators.

Education really is the key to preventing these monsters from gaining access to our children. These guys rely on you NOT knowing how they operate and act. Our goal is to stop that from happening.

So how do you really know if someone is a threat? The problem is, you don’t. You can suspect, deter, and prevent, but you may never really know. Child predators are master manipulators and expert liars. They befriend the parents only so they can access their children.

You can’t point your finger at everyone who has the traits of a child predator. But you can trust your instincts and your gut. If it feels wrong, or if someone is suspicious, then keep them away from your children. Keeping your kids safe does not require labeling someone as a pedophile.

80-95% of all child abuse goes unreported. Children do not feel comfortable talking about abuse. Predators use this and will groom the child and manipulate them into not reporting it. It is not unusual for the child to develop feelings for the predator, and to want their approval. They will give up their ability to tell good from bad. This will end up justifying the molester’s behavior. Children are vulnerable and not physically capable of stopping abuse. Parents need to be the barrier that protects the children from predators.

Remember, in most cases, either the child or the parent knows the abuser. Don’t accept inappropriate behavior from anyone. Ever. Do not be confused by charm, intimidation, or justification. Don’t let others control the situation or cross the line of acceptable behavior. Learning to say “no” in a polite but assertive manner will not hinder friendships. It will, however, deter molesters. Child molesters will not waste their time on parents who refuse to accept their charm.

Predators have had the advantage for far too long. It’s time that we all stand up and do something to stop them.

Read all of our Grooming Articles here.

Once Again, the author of this piece, and the owner of Warriors For Innocence, will be my guest on Political Pistachio Radio on Wednesday, December 19th at 10pm Eastern Time. Be educated! Do Not Miss This Broadcast!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Universal Health Care on Political Pistachio

Is Universal Healthcare the best way to go? Or is it just another opportunity for the government to control us?

A Canadian resident, and a resident of the United Kingdom, will join me and Mrs. Pistachio to discuss this volatile issue - and about their personal experience regarding government controlled health care.

Tune in at a special time: 10 pm Eastern Time on Political Pistachio Radio.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Iran Did Not Abandon Nuclear Weapons Ambitions in 2003!

Did any of you believe that recent U.S. intel report that stated Iran suspended its nuclear weapons ambitions in 2003? Neither did Israel. In fact, Israel has "incriminating" information Iran has continued its nuclear weapons program, directly contradicting last week's U.S. Intelligence Report. In fact, an Israeli security official who has access to classified Israeli defense material and intelligence reports on Iran says that Iran is also continuing the acquisition and development of missiles, and that the U.S. estimates fall way short. He also adds that he believes the U.S. intel is "politically motivated."

The official has further stated that Israel is "gravely concerned" that the U.S. Intelligence Report may remove the U.S. military option against Iran from the table, and is likely to be the foundation for Russian and Chinese vetoes against further sanctions on Iran scheduled to be discussed December 11th at the United Nations. This official said these things to a gentleman by the name of Aaron Klein.

Aaron Klein is the Jerusalem bureau chief for and will be discussing the NIE and Iranian nuclear ambitions live from Israel on Political Pistachio Radio this coming Wednesday, December 12th, 2007.

You don't want to miss this interview!

Tune in at 10pm Eastern Time on Wednesday night live at Political Pistachio Radio - and join the chat room if you dare. Aaron will be on for about 20 to 25 minutes, and then after he departs from the show, callers will be welcome to chime in to discuss the interview. You may call into the show live at 646-652-2940 after the interview. Also, if you wish to forward questions during the interview that you would like me to ask Aaron Klein, you may send them to me by Yahoo Instant Messenger, ID douglasvgibbs, or send it in the chat room.

Political Pistachio Radio

On Thursday night our guest will be NBA star Doug Christie, and his wife Jackie, to talk about relationships, and how theirs has survived the difficulties of life with the NBA - - and you may get a little more insight into my relationship with Mrs. Pistachio, and about the night we met.

Thursday Night on Political Pistachio Radio.

Added note, On Wednesday Night at 9pm Eastern Time, one hour before my show begins, Andrea Shea King will have a reporter embedded in Iraq on her show - Live! That show will be available at

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Debate with Tom, Round 2

As the Red Pistachios are placed beside the Christmas Tree Tom the Liberal Blogger returns to Political Pistachio for another round of debate. This time, the social issues will be discussed. Don't miss it.

Saturday, December 8 at 7pm Eastern Time on Political Pistachio Radio.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Who Is Your Candidate for 2008?

Red November is the goal, and the election is less than a year away. But do you really know which candidate best fits your criteria?

To my surprise, after taking the Select A Candidate Quiz, it turns out that Tancredo best fits what I expect from a candidate. Huckabee, a candidate I have indicated I think fits my mold, wasn't even in my top five. Hunter and Thompson were my number two and three.

What is Doug talking about?

Go HERE for the Select A Candidate Quiz and find out for yourself - Then, tune in tonight to Political Pistachio Radio and join myself, Mrs. Pistachio, and Josh P. Allem in a discussion about the quiz, how the candidates answered, and what we think was the best responses to the questions.

Broadcast airs live tonight at 10pm Eastern Time on Political Pistachio Radio.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ricky and Lucy and Josh

Last night on Andrea Shea King's show Josh P. Allem called in just past the halfway mark and decided to get involved in a conversation about the Council on Foreign Relations - and what follows is one of the funniest things you will ever hear. Check it out, it is hilarious.


Tonight on Political Pistachio Radio Mrs. Pistachio and myself will be discussing the hubbub about Teddy Bears named Muhammad, Hugo Chavez's disappointments, Why the NFL has decided to be unpatriotic at a Monday Night Game, or why saying "Allah Dammit" is funny. Tune in, we'll discuss this and more - just like Ricky and Lucy? Show begins at 10 pm Eastern Time.

Tomorrow night Josh P. Allem will join the show as my guest. We will discuss questions posed to the candidates, and what they should have said - Thursday's broadcast of Political Pistachio Radio also begins at 10pm Eastern Time.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Mrs. Pistachio Speaks Out

Well, Wednesday's and Thursday's shows (both at 10pm Eastern Time) are going to be all about Mrs. Pistachio and me discussing the latest stories in the news - - -

And then Saturday is Round 2 with Tom the Liberal Blogger - Catch it Live!!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Abortion, The Death Penalty, and the CNN - YouTube Debate

On Thursday the plan for the broadcast of Political Pistachio Radio was to have Governor James Gilmore on the show to talk about his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Governor Gilmore did not confirm, nor call in, but I decided we should talk about his campaign anyhow.

At the beginning of the show the Republican CNN - YouTube Presidential Debate was brought up and eventually, so was abortion. The whole show was all about abortion because Mrs. Pistachio says, "Why are men making decisions on a woman's issue?"

Listen, the interaction between Mrs. Pistachio and myself if interesting - since we do not agree 100% on this particular issue.


Then, today at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern I will address last Wednesday's Republican Debate on CNN hosted by Anderson Cooper - and I will specifically key in on "The Death Penalty - What Would Jesus Do?" So tune in tonight to Political Pistachio Radio and hear what the candidates should have said!