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Time Out With Kevin Gallagher: June 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Wall E

My wife and I saw this wonderful film on Sunday morning and it is a very sweet, well done film that people of any age will enjoy.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Carlin On The American Dream

No one pierces the veil of the "Bamboozle" better than George

George Carlin on "the American Dream"

Please note: there is some shall we say, "colofull language" in this famous rant.


Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin R.I.P.

I saw George Carlin in person back in the 1980's in New Fairfield. He has been one of my all time favorite comedians. His wit, his sarcasm and views on life will be missed.

George Carlin Mourned As Counterculture Hero

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Acerbic standup comedian and satirist George Carlin, whose staunch defense of free speech in his most famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71.

"He was a genius and I will miss him dearly," Jack Burns, who was the other half of a comedy duo with Carlin in the early 1960s, told The Associated Press.

Carlin's jokes constantly breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words" — all of which are taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.

When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, freed on $150 bail and exonerated when a Wisconsin judge dismissed the case, saying it was indecent but citing free speech and the lack of any disturbance.

When the words were later played on a New York radio station, they resulted in a 1978 Supreme Court ruling upholding the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language during hours when children might be listening.

"So my name is a footnote in American legal history, which I'm perversely kind of proud of," he told The Associated Press earlier this year.

Despite his reputation as unapologetically irreverent, Carlin was a television staple through the decades, serving as host of the "Saturday Night Live" debut in 1975 — noting on his Web site that he was "loaded on cocaine all week long" — and appearing some 130 times on "The Tonight Show."

He produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a couple of TV shows and appeared in several movies, from his own comedy specials to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" in 1989 — a testament to his range from cerebral satire and cultural commentary to downright silliness (and sometimes hitting all points in one stroke).

"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?" he once mused. "Are they afraid someone will clean them?"

He won four Grammy Awards, each for best spoken comedy album, and was nominated for five Emmy awards. On Tuesday, it was announced that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which will be presented Nov. 10 in Washington and broadcast on PBS.

Carlin started his career on the traditional nightclub circuit in a coat and tie, pairing with Burns to spoof TV game shows, news and movies. Perhaps in spite of the outlaw soul, "George was fairly conservative when I met him," said Burns, describing himself as the more left-leaning of the two. It was a degree of separation that would reverse when they came upon Lenny Bruce, the original shock comic, in the early '60s.

"We were working in Chicago, and we went to see Lenny, and we were both blown away," Burns said, recalling the moment as the beginning of the end for their collaboration if not their close friendship. "It was an epiphany for George. The comedy we were doing at the time wasn't exactly groundbreaking, and George knew then that he wanted to go in a different direction."

That direction would make Carlin as much a social commentator and philosopher as comedian, a position he would relish through the years.

"The whole problem with this idea of obscenity and indecency, and all of these things — bad language and whatever — it's all caused by one basic thing, and that is: religious superstition," Carlin told the AP in a 2004 interview. "There's an idea that the human body is somehow evil and bad and there are parts of it that are especially evil and bad, and we should be ashamed. Fear, guilt and shame are built into the attitude toward sex and the body. ... It's reflected in these prohibitions and these taboos that we have."

Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, raised by a single mother. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, he joined the Air Force in 1954. He received three court-martials and numerous disciplinary punishments, according to his official Web site.

While in the Air Force he started working as an off-base disc jockey at a radio station in Shreveport, La., and after receiving a general discharge in 1957, took an announcing job at WEZE in Boston.

"Fired after three months for driving mobile news van to New York to buy pot," his Web site says.

From there he went on to a job on the night shift as a deejay at a radio station in Fort Worth, Texas. Carlin also worked variety of temporary jobs including a carnival organist and a marketing director for a peanut brittle.

In 1960, he left with Burns, a Texas radio buddy, for Hollywood to pursue a nightclub career as comedy team Burns & Carlin. He left with $300, but his first break came just months later when the duo appeared on Jack Paar's "Tonight Show."

Carlin said he hoped to would emulate his childhood hero, Danny Kaye, the kindly, rubber-faced comedian who ruled over the decade that Carlin grew up in — the 1950s — with a clever but gentle humor reflective of its times.

Only problem was, it didn't work for him, and they broke up by 1962.

"I was doing superficial comedy entertaining people who didn't really care: Businessmen, people in nightclubs, conservative people. And I had been doing that for the better part of 10 years when it finally dawned on me that I was in the wrong place doing the wrong things for the wrong people," Carlin reflected recently as he prepared for his 14th HBO special, "It's Bad For Ya."

Eventually Carlin lost the buttoned-up look, favoring the beard, ponytail and all-black attire for which he came to be known.

But even with his decidedly adult-comedy bent, Carlin never lost his childlike sense of mischief, even voicing kid-friendly projects like episodes of the TV show "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends" and the spacey Volkswagen bus Fillmore in the 2006 Pixar hit "Cars."

Carlin's first wife, Brenda, died in 1997. He is survived by wife Sally Wade; daughter Kelly Carlin McCall; son-in-law Bob McCall; brother Patrick Carlin; and sister-in-law Marlene Carlin.

Associated Press writer Christopher Weber contributed to this report.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More Brutality In Iraq

These British soldiers are beating up civilians. This is wrong. There is no reason America or the "coalition" should be in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Oil interest vs civilian lives and a whole country torn apart.

According to Iraqi civilians, there was no secular violence. Go check out

According to this one lady in Iraq whose husband was killed by an American soldier, her husband was a Shiite and she was a Sunni. Her neighbors were a variety including Christian and no violence until Americans and the "Coalition of the Killing" came in. You decide.

I want you to really listen to the sound of the person's voice who is on the recording. The sound of pure evil incarnate. These are the types of compromised people who are coming back to our shores to be police offices and this is why you and I and our neighbors are seeing exactly this type of behavior from cops around the US. Is this the kind of behavior you would want from the cop who pulled you over for speeding or for even asking him for directions?

I believe that we as Americans we will have to stop "supporting the troops" if this will be the new normal for conduct of our military personnel. Back in the days of the Vietnam War, the troops came home when the US public stopped supporting the war and the troops.

We can no longer stand to the side and believe that we are uneffected bystanders in this evil.

We must come to the humbling realization that we once we were a great nation. No more.
I know that we as a nation are going to have to atone for the war crimes happening
there which are too numerous to count. We as a country are going to pay dearly for what we have allowed to be done in our name.

As a country, we used to be great because we were good. Now we are no longer good and as a result, we have lost our greatness.
Compare what you have just seen in Iraq to what happened recently in Philadelphia, PA. You tell me what the difference is because I don't see any.


Is This America?

Ask yourself this question when you view this short video.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Son Of A Bush (2008)

Time Out Productions, Ska-Ras and S Productions presents the short Film Son Of A Bush.

A year and a half in the making a released in June 2008, it is a story about a man who wakes up to the conspiracies around him and the police state that wakes up to him.

Filmed in Bethel, Danbury and New Milford Connecticut in 2006.

The film was done the old fashioned way, on videotape.

It would be greatly appreciated if after you see the movie, that you rate the film and send the link for others to view.


Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations

I thought I would re-post again this interview G. Edward Griffin did back in 1982 with the head researcher for the Reece Commission, Norman Dodd. For me, this is a mind blowing interviewing and it explains much of what is going on in the world today and more importantly, how we got to the dire straits we find ourselves in.


John McGowan Shows

As of late, I have been the co-host on a friend of mine's TV show known as John McGowan Presents. Posted here are a few shows from the past few weeks.

First up is a show that I sat in and hosted and I interviewed author Jim Percy, author of the book "Am I The Only American That Thinks This Way?"

Next is a show with a guest that I've had on my own program, an interview with "Super Bowl Steve" and his predictions of the near future based on discussions he claimed he had back with a member of the Illuminati in 1988.

Next is a show where John took a sobering look at the so-called "Oil Crisis" and what is "peak Oil".

This is a serious look at the (non) energy crisis and world banker greed that is the guiding force behind current world affairs.

Clips of a presentation by Rev. Lindsey Williams, who was the chaplin to the workers who built the Alaskan Pipeline.

In this presentation, he exposes how the oil business actually works, its history and the true reasons why the American people are paying so much at the gas pump.

Next up is a program with The Bridge, which is a Christian center which focuses on the arts, martial arts, dance and much more.

The Bridge is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Find them at:


Time To Save The Internet

Major telecommunications companies are spending millions lobbying the U.S. congress to make the Internet into a private network. In political lingo this mean abandoning what is called "Net Neutrality". In common sense terms it's about the government withdrawing our right to Internet Freedom. This V-Doc. (viral documentary) is about the current threat to Internet Freedom and how we can hold on to the open Internet and our right to communicate. The only way the telecommunications companies will be successful is if we fail to raise awareness about this situation. If people find out about the fact that we are about to lose our Internet freedom there is no way they will allow congress to do this.This congressional decision will set a monumental precedent, and thus, impact not just U.S. citizens, but citizens all over world.


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Charter Revision Commission Meets With BOS Members (2002)

Presented here is the entire 2.5 hour meeting of the Charter Revision Commission meeting with the 2002 Bethel, Connecticut Board Of Selectmen (BOS).

At that time the BOS members were Judy Novachek, Robert Legnard and Jim O' Hara.

In this meeting with the Charter Revision Commission they provide their thoughts and suggestions on what changes to the Town of Bethel Charter should be made.

The end of the meeting features public comment from several members of the public who were in attendance.


G. Edward Griffin

Back in May of 2008 I had the wonderful opportunity to interview the legendary G. Edward Griffin. Mr. Griffin is well known for his definitive book on the Federal Reserve The Creature From Jekyll Island. Mr. Griffin is also the founder of Freedom Force International and has been active fighting the new world order for some fifty years.

Along with this interview I have included several other related videos from Google Video that Mr. Griffin has done.

This is the complete interview G. Edward Griffin conducted with the Head Researcher for the Reese Commission, Norman Dodd.

The Creature from Jekyll Island

Griffin's 1994 book, The Creature from Jekyll Island, draws parallels between the Federal Reserve and a bird of prey, as suggested by the Great Seal of the United States on its cover.

Griffin's work stresses the point which Federal Reserve chair Marriner Eccles made in Congressional testimony in 1941: "If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn't be any money." Griffin argued against the debt-based fiat money system on several grounds, such as its devouring of individual prosperity and its perpetuation of war. He also described the framework by which central bankers have been observed to underwrite both sides of an ongoing war or revolution. Griffin says that the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Bank are working to destroy American sovereignty through a system of world military and financial control, and argues for United States withdrawal from the United Nations.[10]

A popular book on the Federal Reserve, The Creature from Jekyll Island has been a business bestseller; it has been reprinted in Japanese, 2005, and German, 2006. It also influenced Ron Paul during the writing of a chapter on money and the Federal Reserve in Paul's New York Times number-one bestseller, The Revolution: A Manifesto, which recommended Griffin's book on its "Reading List for a Free and Prosperous America".

Below is a video by Mr. Griffin called A World Without Cancer." Mr. Griffin and done a significant amount of research into alternative treatments for cancer.

Next up is a short video Mr. Griffin did on the what inflation really is and how it is caused.

Finally, here is a short interview with G. Edward Griffin done earlier this year in San Fransisco during a Ron Paul political Rally.


The Innovators Guild (2003)

Taped in 2003, we did a show with the fine folks at the Innovators Guild. We look at the various inventors who are members of the group. We take at look at what the group does and what their focus and goals are.

They are based in the Danbury, CT area.


Too Blue On Time Out

A few years ago I taped a two part show on the same evening with the blue grass band Too Blue.

I had heard about them through a friend of mine and I really liked what I heard. These guys are top notch musicians and I was really pleased to have them on the show.

Here is part two of the two parts I taped with the blue grass band Too Blue. Both programs featured a lot of their great sounding blue grass music.


Time Out Presents More Shows From The Archives

Here is a show from 2005 where I interviewed Connecticut State Reps Hank Biewawa and David Scribner.

Issues discussed on the show that evening were the current events of the day.

Back in 1998 I interviewed then Bethel Board of Finance Chair Iri Luts. Discussed on the program are the issues of the day having to do with the Bethel Board of Finance.

The shows I have done over the years with the former racecar drivers who raced at the Danbury Fair Racearena. On this program I interviewed former Danbury Fair Racearena drivers LaJoie, Sunderland and Spada.

This is an interview from 2003 with WCSU Head Coach John Burrell on the WSCU Football program.


Saturday, June 07, 2008

Time Out - Live! From 3 September 1997 Partial

As I've been going through the collection of shows in the archives, I been very lucky in that just about every show I've converted to digital format has been complete. Here is the one example of a show from 1997 that got the first 10 minutes recorded over.

So presented here is the last 50 minutes of a live call in show that I did with Bob Crnic, Chairman of the Pro Bethel Party and then activist Joe Coniglio on the current issues of the day.

Again, this is a partial copy of the live show. The first 10 minutes of the videotape was damaged beyond repair.

The last 50 minutes of are viewable and are presented here.


Children's Book Author Joe Shaboo

Here is a show that has not aired yet on local channel 23 in a few weeks, but I'm presenting it and on YouTube.

Interviewed is children's book author Joe Shaboo on his newly published book "Shalamazoo." In this interview Mr. Shaboo discuss the process of writing the book, working with the book's illustrator and publisher.


Several More Shows From The Vault

Presents here is father and son racing team Kevin And Mike Keeler. Video of Mike racing in various sized cars throughout his life are shown.

Interviewed on the show is former Danbury Fair Racearena drivers Don Lajoie and Carmine Benincaso.

They talk about their memories of racing on the legendary track.

From 2003 comes a show taped with Pro Bethel Party Chairman Bob Crnic examining the insanity of a US military invasion of Iraq. The program was taped before 19 March 2003, the neocons and globalist changed the world into a post pre-emptive war world that we all suffer in now with their invasion of Iraq.

Next is one of those shows that were done over the years in what I call the "Almost Live" format. It was taped about an hour and a half before it was to air on 12 May 1997. The show covered the important issues of the day.

Time Out in the year 2000 covered how the Town of Bethel took advantage of a blind man by re-routing the brook that runs across his and his neighbor's property in order to make his neighbor's land more valuable.

As of 2008, this issue is still yet to be resolved.

Much of the program was shot on location, showing the water damage that occurs on the property whenever there is heavy rainfall.

One of the subjects on the program has always been sports. Back around 2002 I did this show with two man Luge athlete Daniel Joye and his father. Daniel is one of the best American Luge athletes in the United States.

Part One:

Part Two:

Over the years I've had the Mayor of Danbury on the show a few times a year to talk about the current issues facing the city. This show was taped back in 1997 with then Danbury Mayor Gene Eriquez.

Time Out interviewed two members of the group Preservation Advocates for Terre Haute. They talk about who they are, their mission and why the Terre Haute land in Bethel / Danbury CT is important and should be preserved.


More Shows From The Time Out Vault

Here are several of the past shows that I've recently converted from video tape to digital format

Up first are two shows recorded in 2002 with Alan Brace of New Jersey.

In the first show, Mr. Brace's guitar playing is featured. Mr. Brace talks about his guitar playing, his musical influences in the UK he had while growing up there and how he overcame a severe hand and nerve injury to be able to play again.

Mr. Brace is an Englishman who has been living in the country for a long time and is married to an American. Mr. Brace very recently acquired his American citizenship.

In the second show, Mr. Brace and I talked about the events of 9-11, which happened about a year before this show was taped. I am looking back, very happy that I was able to get this interview and in effect get an "Englishman in New York" view of the event.

Up next is many time Bethel Charter Revision Chairman Timothy Beeble.

Taped in 2003, discussed were many of the proposed Charter changes.

Over the years of doing the program, I've had the opportunity to interview many of the Danbury area's personalties. Here is an interview I did with 35 year WLAD DJ Vinnie James.

In the interview, he speaks about his life in local Danbury, CT. radio broadcasting and what he is doing with his life after radio.

From the year 2003 is an interview with the two organizers for an AIDS benefit bike ride in the greater Danbury Connecticut area.

From believe it or not 1998, ten years ago, comes this interview with former Selectman and now in 2008, current Chairman of the Bethel, CT Board of Finance, Phil Gallagher.


T'ai Chi Demo

Hello to everyone! I have not posted a show in a little over a week. This has been because my internet connection has been spotty at best. The problem seems to have been resolved, so I've gotten the chance to upload to YouTube many more shows and so, here they are.

First up is a show show a few years ago that took a look at the martial art of T'ai Chi.

Not only are the health benefits of Ti Chi observed, but also its effective use as a martial art which is rarely seen and shown here.