Everyday, I try to close the show with a lesson which I learned too many times the hardest way possible. Believe me when I tell you this, tomorrow is not a guarantee. While the world mourns the loss of yet another “one-of-a-kind-misunderstood-and-underappreciated musical genius,” this show, and Cami and I, lost a friend this past week. Rachel was a loyal listener to the show for a very long time, and over that time she became a friend to Cami and I.
Look, everybody has their own demons and issues. We all face them in our own ways, and one of the joys in life is when somebody – a friend – finds their way past those issues and reaches a place in life of happiness and fulfillment. Our friend Rachel certainly found hers at a little country store in Maine, after leaving the Central Valley to start over.
Life is too short and too precious to dwell on the negatives. Rachel found a new life and a new joy in a new place that ended far too soon and for the simple reason that so many of us ignore ourselves. If you don’t feel good, and it keeps going on, go to the damn doctor.
Today as family and friends mourn her loss, I just wanted to remind you again, that you need to take the time – right now – to tell the people who matter in your life that you love them and that you would miss them if they weren’t there. Please don’t pass up those opportunities, You are not promised a tomorrow. And you simply do not want to have the regret of never having another chance to tell people that they matter to you.
WILLIAM WALKER FILIBUSTERS NICARAGUA
COWS DON’T HAVE ARMS
TOP 5 CREEPY SONGS
Original Airdate May 03, 2013
After a long week dealing with a corrupt Modesto City Attorney, the boys needed a bit of a break. So they headed out to Nicaragua to see what the California State Legislature was up to in 1854. It wasn’t good, as you probably could guess. But it was entertaining. At least for a while…
The Kentucky Derby was a day away, but Dave still prefers Margaritas to a Mint Julep. The State’s Prison population was still causing heartburn, but there might be a solution… In FWN we discover that Cows Don’t Have Arms…
And they chose the Top 5 Songs that Just Creep Them Out…
Many years ago, back in the 1970’s, you could, on rare occasions, actually learn something watching a TV crime drama. And so it was that way back when, Dave watched an episode of Quincy, M.E., during which he learned a fact about how Jury trials can work that he retains even today. That single fact is helpful when we recall the purpose of the Jury is to serve as a mighty bulwark against government. To make certain that government isn’t allowed to just run roughshod over accused citizens.
At the same time, that simple fact also makes certain that a person who is guilty can’t hide behind confusion and misdirection.
Back in 2012, a man stood accused of hacking into PriceWaterhouse and stealing the Romney’s tax returns, which he threatened to release to the highest bidder if he didn’t get paid $1Million in digital currency. The self-named “Dr. Evil,” was about as competent as his nom de guerre, and ended up in the custody of the US Secret Service, who take a dim view of people threatening potential Presidents with blackmail. He denied being involved, of course, and eventually found himself sitting in front of a Jury as the Secret Service laid out their digital case against him.
It was extremely complicated, and for people who aren’t computer experts, somewhat confusing. To make sure that the Jury understood the case, the Judge allowed the same thing that Dave learned watching Quincy, M.E., all those years ago to happen…