Saturday, April 25, 2015

Porcupine Bash: LIVE Musical Fundraiser For Disabled Vets

22 veterans commit suicide every single day. Some people slap a "Support Our Troops" bumper sticker on their car and call it a day. Others, like northern Michigan resident Robin Lindenberg, Publisher of the Porcupine Press, work to make the lives of our veterans a little bit easier. The Truth Is Viral is honored to have been asked to broadcast this fundraising concert, live from Joe's Bar in the "Warm and Friendly Port" of Alpena Michigan.

NEW clothing items that are desperately needed, in L, XL, and XXL sizes include:

Flannel PJs.
Sweat suits.
Wide suspenders.
Gloves (thin, for wheelchair users.)
Winter jackets.
Tennis shoes with (velcro lacing.)
Mittens, gloves, winter hats.
Ankle and over-the-calf style socks.
Regular hankies.

Needed comfort items include:

Shaving cream.
Denture cleaner & adhesives.
Soft-bristle toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Miscellaneous items needed include:

Crossword puzzle books.
Word-find books.
Audio books.
Universal remotes for TVs.
Neck pillows.
AA and AAA batteries.
Writing materials.
Postage stamps.

If you live in northeastern Michigan you can bring those items to Chief's Bar and Joe's Bar in Alpena. Other drop boxes have been strategically positioned around the Sunrise Side.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Congressman Runs From Reporter To Avoid Tough NDAA Question

Watch as a reporter goes to Washington DC to chase down Congressman Dan Benishek (R-Mi 1st Dist.), his own representative, demanding to know why the Congressman continues to vote for the National Defense Authorization Act when it has been nullified in their home state after a unanimous vote by state legislators.

It is a crime in Michigan for any employee of the state to cooperate with the federal government in the arrest of a citizen under sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA; so why does Benishek - not to mention Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin, one of the bill's sponsors - continue to vote in favor of it each and every year?

After a 2 year wait for an answer to that question, TTiV Publisher Bobby Powell went to Washington DC demanding one as both a member of the 4th Estate and as a constituent.

This episode also includes a musical performance by Jason Eller, one of Michigan's most popular acts since Bob Seger and Ted Nugent ruled the airwaves.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Shower As Long As You Like; Solving California's Shower Crisis

Dear California,

Surely not every resident of your state is a brain-dead, ultra-liberal, whack-job like Governor Moonbeam, Jerry Brown, who wants to punish his citizens, fining them for taking long showers. Until someone with a brain shows up, please allow this dumb, Conservative Redneck to solve your shower problem in a "green" manner.

Unless they work in California's notorious coal mines, most showers taken by Californians wash off nothing but a bit of sweat and copious amounts of makeup. That means that, aside from soapy bubbles, most of the water that is currently going down the drain is relatively clean. So why not recycle it?

A homeowner can buy an appliance, much like a washing machine - the Bobby Powell California Water Conservation/Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness Water-recycling Shower Device (Patent Pending) - that recirculates the soapy water through the shower head until it is time for a much shorter "rinse" cycle, when fresh, clean water would be used to wash away everything but a Californian's sins.

A decent shower head (not available in California) will deliver about 42 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower; but with the Bobby Powell California Water Conservation/Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness Water-recycling Shower Device (Patent Pending,) a high pressure, hot water shower can be enjoyed almost indefinitely for less than one-third the amount of water previously used by dirty, dirty Californians.

You are welcome.
Bobby Powell​
The Truth Is Viral​