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Time Out With Kevin Gallagher: February 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Two More From 2003

Here are two more shows from 2003. First up is an interview I did with then Bethel Town Clerk Sheila Zalensky and Ridgefield Town Clerk Barbara Serfilippi.

Covered were various issues facing the offices and the impact of modern technology, like the ability top digitally scan documents and the internet has had and will continue to have on the Town Clerks Office.

Also in 2003, I interviewed Western Connecticut State University Head Football Coach John Burrell on the football program there.

From the time that head coaches like Bob Surace was there (Who is now with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals) the football program has improved and become top notch.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Short Clip From "The Lone Gunmen"

This is what Alan Watt refers to as "predictive programming."

Watch this short clip from the now defunct , short lived TV series "The Lone Gunmen", which was a spin-off of Chris Carter's super popular "The X-Files."

It predicts the cover story used on 9-11 and what was later found in the de-classified Northwoods Documents.

Lone Gunmen Episode 1: Pilot, Aired on March 4, 2001. Written By: Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz Directed By: Rob Bowman Copyright: XFiles/21st Century FOX. All Rights Reserved.


2003 Musician Forum

Here is a show from 2003 that I did with three musicians I've had on the show before. Featured on the program that evening were guitarist Phil Forbes, vocalist, programmer and guitarist Randy Roswell of the bands Roswell and Showcase and finally lead vocalist / bassist Steve Ruffler of the rock band The Divide.

The show featured a discussion on their views on music, where it is going and how the internet has effected the music business and how music is delivered to the consumer.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Shows From The Archives And Two Not broadcast Yet

Hello again to everyone watching the TV show and reading the blog!

Next up is another series of shows from the archives and two that have not even aired yet – so you get the chance to see them here first!

Here is a show from 1999 with Jim Bryan and Mike Duff on the Bethel budget process. Mr. Bryan is a former member of the Bethel Board of Finance and Board of Selectman.

Keeping with the Bethel theme, here is a live call – in show from 30 August 2000 with Bethel High School Principal Alan Chmiel and Johnson School Principal Julie Luby.

From Google Video:

Here are a few shows looking at the rich and varied history of Danbury with now Brigid Geurtin, the Executive Director of the Danbury Museum And Historical Society.

Show number one:

Show number two:

Over the past few years, I've been doing a series of travel photo shows with Dr. Jerry Brooker of Bethel. Mr. Brooker is a retired english teacher and now gets to travel to many very cool, faraway places. Here are two shows that have not aired yet on local TV.

Dr. Brooker's recent visit to Egypt:

Dr. Brooker in late 2007 visited the Philippines and this made for a very powerful TV presentation.


Big T Show From 15 February 2008

This is the Big T Talk & Variety Show from 15 February 2008. The program that evening was hosted by John McGowan and co-hosted by yours truly.

Covered on the program was the "Mad As Hell" tirade from the movie Network, Sen. Joseph Lieberman's endorsement of torture via water boarding and much more.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse On 20 February 2008

Here the hand held short video I took tonight of the lunar eclipse from my front yard.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rep. Larry McDonald On Crossfire In 1983

Around May of 1983, approximately 4 months before being shot down in KAL007, Congressman Larry McDonald takes on Pat Buchanan and Tom Braden on Crossfire as they badger him about his new role as Chairman of the John Birch Society. He easily handles them and answers questions concerning the Elite's Conspiracy for a One World Government.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paralyzed Man Dumped From Wheelchair By Florida Deputy Video

If the following video doesn't totally sicken you, then nothing will. In Florida, a Sheriffs Deputy dumps a paralyzed man from his wheelchair. Below is the video of this from YouTube.

Here is the article from the Tampa Tribune:

Gee Apologizes For Treatment Of Inmate In Wheelchair

Published: February 13, 2008

Updated: 07:10 pm

A mea culpa from Sheriff David Gee came Wednesday along with a promise to investigate a deputy who dumped a disabled man out of a wheelchair and the supervisors who did nothing to intervene.

The man, Brian Sterner, said an apology is a good start but he also wants the deputy charged with a felony for battery of a disabled person.

A woman who answered the phone at the home of the deputy, Charlette Marshall-Jones, said, "I feel positive. When I know I'm not wrong, I feel that way. … I do believe the truth will come out, but I can't offer more than that."

Photo from jail video

On Jan. 29, video cameras in the Orient Road Jail booking room recorded Detention Marshall-Jones raising a wheelchair and dumping Sterner to the floor. Sterner was brought to the jail on a warrant stemming from a traffic violation.

An internal affairs investigation is reviewing Jones and three of her supervisors: Cpl. Steve Dickey, 45; Cpl. Decondra Williams, 36; and Sgt. Gary Hinson, 51. Marshall-Jones was suspended without pay and the supervisors were suspended with pay.

Gee issued a written statement to the media containing his apology.

"I am personally embarrassed and shocked by the horrific treatment [Sterner] received, Gee said. "I cannot and will not even try to offer an explanation for what is seen on the video."

Gee said the incident was not caused by a lack of training or procedure. Marshall-Jones has 22 years on the job.

"It represents aberrant behavior that is totally out of context with policies, practices and standards of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office," he said.

"I offer my personal apology to Mr. Sterner for the treatment that he received while being processed through Central Booking," Gee said.

Last year, more than 72,000 inmates were processed through the booking center, and more than 230 of them came to jail in wheelchairs, Gee said.

Sterner, 32, of Riverview, appeared Wednesday on NBC's "Today" show with his attorney, John Trevena.

He suggested that the local state attorney's office get involved in the case.

"And then the attorney [general] could get involved, and then [Governor] Charlie Crist could get involved, and then somebody else that leads this country could get involved," Sterner said. "Because it's not about one deputy; it's not about a sheriff; and it's not about a governor."

Crist said he found the incident "terribly disturbing.".

"It goes beyond a pale by any compassionate person's standard I'm sure, and I wonder if there maybe a civil rights issue to it," he said. "We're looking into it."

Dickey, who is seen smiling on the video, declined to talk about the investigation.

"All I can say is I was not there during the incident," he said. "I did not view the incident."

Dickey is president of the Hillsborough detention deputies' chapter of the West Florida Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents deputies.

'Unequivocal Evidence'

Sterner has been without the use of his legs since a wrestling accident in 1994, he said. He has no feeling below his sternum and has partial use of his arms. Trevena says his client is classified as quadriplegic.

Sterner drives a Mini Cooper outfitted with hand controls. On Oct. 25, Tampa police ticketed him, saying he blocked an intersection, court records show. He later was charged with a third-degree felony of fleeing to elude an officer in connection with the same incident.

Deputies arrested Sterner Jan. 29 on a warrant from Tampa police at his home in Riverview. He posted bail and was freed Feb. 3.

Sterner said he told Marshall-Jones he couldn't walk but that she didn't believe him and ordered him to stand.

The video shows Sterner landed on his ribs and then rolled over on his back while his pockets were checked.

Sterner said he thought he had suffered two cracked ribs, but it turned out to be bruising, Trevena said. An X-ray showed no fractures.

He was released five days later after posting $2,000 bail, records show.

"I think these type of things occur fairly routinely, and it's only when you have unequivocal evidence like this that something can happen about it," Trevena said on "Today."

Sterner said the incident isn't about race or a wheelchair.

"Just like Rodney King got beat on the street and I got thrown out my wheelchair, it happens to people every day," Sterner said. "It's just now there's cameras that catch it."

Trevena said he wants Marshall-Jones charged with felony battery and for her supervisors to be disciplined and to undergo mandatory retraining so this kind of incident is not repeated.

Prosecutors have consulted with sheriff's detectives and are awaiting the completion of the internal affairs investigation before a determination can be made, Hillsborough County Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi said.

'Outstanding Employee'

Marshall-Jones has been suspended twice before without pay, according to her personnel record.

In 1988, she improperly conducted an inmate head count and was suspended for six days, according to documents. Two years later, she was suspended for one day for failing to complete a fire safety and sanitation inspection.

The deputy's file also contains at least 13 commendation letters praising her service from various residents and other county workers. In November 2003, she and the rest of the booking room staff were named employees of the month.

Her last annual evaluation was written by Hinson two weeks before the wheelchair incident.

In it, the sergeant notes that Marshall-Jones is an "outstanding employee" who handles inmates well.

Maj. Robert Lucas, who commands the Orient Road Jail, included the following comment in the same review:

"Deputy Marshall-Jones knows her job and does it well. [She is] a quality employee in every regard."

News Channel 8 reporters Krista Klaus and Mike Vasilinda and Tribune reporter Josh Poltilove contributed to this report. Reporter Mike Wells can be reached at or (813) 259-7839.

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Live Call In Show From 12 June 2002

This is the LIVE call - in show that was originally aired back on 12 June 2002. This show was with then candidate Hank Beilawa and Mr. Beilawa's political advisor James Cotton for the newly created 2nd District for the Connecticut State House.

Covered on the program was an assortment of different issues facing Bethel, Redding and Danbury that evening in 2002.

Mr. Beilawa's opponent that year was Bethel's Jason Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett holds the seat now after Mr. Beilawa had it for two terms and retired from politics. Mr. Bartlett defeated Bethel's Phil Gallagher to win the seat in 2006.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hilter Compared To Bush

It is simply amazing how history repeats because the dumbed down populace either isnt paying attention does not understand their history and the lessons it teaches us. Do yourself and me a favor and watch this short video. It says it all quickly and says it well.

It was Lord Bertrand Russell who aptly pointed out the war really only serves one real purpose, namely to change (or destroy) the cultures of the nations involved. He said that more change can occur in just five years of war than can be accomplished in fifty years of peacetime.

Think back to 1997 or 1998 and think about what the USA was like then compared to the police state it has so quickly morphed into.


Monday, February 11, 2008

Two More From The Archives Circa 2002

Here are two shows from circa 2002.

This is a show I did with Pro Bethel Party chairman Bob Crnic talking about possible changes to the Town of Bethel charter.

The main issues discussed on the program was splitting the vote on the town and school sides of the budget and also taking the town's Board of Selectmen from three members up to five.

In 2007 the splitting of the town budget became a reality in an approved charter referendum held during the 2007 elections. The first time the budget will be voted on in this fashion will be in the 2008 budget referendums in May of this year.

Here's a show I did with former radio show host Wayne Winsley and his son Marke who was 12 at the time. Discussed on the program was the issues of the day and his son's interest in broadcasting.


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Billy Michael, Fred Standt and Walter Reddy

Here are the next two weeks show that will airing. I did two shows with Bethel Tax activist Billy Michael, Brookfield tax activist Fred Standt and on the telephone from New Hampshire, vote fraud activist Walter Reddy.

Covered on this program are the many voting anomalies involving the electronic (fraud) voting machines made by Diebold.

The AP has reported that one of Diebold's top executives is a convicted cocaine trafficker and has been convicted on more than 20 counts of vote fraud. This article goes into great detail about this.

Con Job at Diebold Subsidiary

Associated Press Email 12.17.03 | 10:05 AM

SAN FRANCISCO -- At least five convicted felons secured management positions at a manufacturer of electronic voting machines, according to critics demanding more stringent background checks for people responsible for voting machine software.

Voter advocate Bev Harris alleged Tuesday that managers of a subsidiary of Diebold, one of the country's largest voting equipment vendors, included a cocaine trafficker, a man who conducted fraudulent stock transactions and a programmer jailed for falsifying computer records.

The programmer, Jeffrey Dean, wrote and maintained proprietary code used to count hundreds of thousands of votes as senior vice president of Global Election Systems, or GES. Diebold purchased GES in January 2002.

According to a public court document released before GES hired him, Dean served time in a Washington state correctional facility for stealing money and tampering with computer files in a scheme that "involved a high degree of sophistication and planning."

"You can't tell me these people passed background tests," Harris, author of Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century, said in a phone interview.

Diebold spokesman Michael Jacobsen emphasized that the company performs background checks on all managers and programmers. He said many GES managers -- including Dean -- left at the time of the acquisition.

"We can't speak for the hiring process of a company before we acquired it," Jacobsen said. He would not provide further details, saying company policy bars discussion of current or past employees.

The former GES is Diebold's wholly owned subsidiary, Global Election Management Systems, which produces the operating system that touch-screen voting terminals use.

Dean could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) announced a bill last week that would require stringent background checks on all electronic voting company employees who work with voting software. The bill, which Boxer plans to introduce in January, would toughen security standards for voting software and hardware, and require touch-screen terminals to include printers and produce paper backups of vote counts by the 2004 presidential election in November.

Harris and Andy Stephenson, a Democratic candidate for secretary of state in Washington, conducted a 10-day investigation in Seattle and Vancouver, where the men were convicted. Harris and Stephenson released the findings in a 17-page document online and at a news conference in Seattle.

Also Tuesday, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed announced legislation that would require electronic voting machines in the state to produce a paper trail. If the legislature approves it, touch-screen machines in the state would be required to produce paper receipts by 2006.

Voters would get to see but not touch or remove the receipts, which would be kept in a county lock box. Computer programmers say software bugs, hackers or electrical failures could cause more than 50,000 touch-screen machines used in precincts nationwide to delete or alter votes. California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley said last month that touch-screens in the nation's most populous state must provide paper receipts by 2006.

Here is the show on the New Hampshire vote anomalies;

The next program with Billy Michael and Fred Standt looks at the tax practices of various town and cities.


Friday, February 01, 2008

A Soldier's Revolution

This another amazing short video that my friend John came across on YouTube. This video is a must see from a soldier who served in Iraq.


Two New Shows With Styrofoam Activist Charles Lake

Presented here is tonight's and next week's show with styrofoam activist Charles Lake. His website is and it has a lot of wonderful information on just how bad styrofoam, benzine and styrene are.

Here's tonight's show with Mr. Lake:

Here's next Friday's show with Mr. Lake:


More From The Archives

Here's a few more shows from the Time Out archives. First up is two shows I did with a Connecticut based rock Band The Divide. I interviewed two members of the band, Steve Ruffler on bass and lead vocals and drummer Anthony Tabacco.

Part One

Part Two

Next up is one of those shows that is for me a real pleasure to do. This show was with Abe Najamy and Paul Baker. Abe and Paul helped to set up the first cable casting company in the Danbury, CT area, known as Group W.

Paul Baker was the voice of the Danbury Fair Racearena for 25+ years.