LIVE ONLINE Friday (1/19) at 4:30 PM Eastern on Brian Wilson Show

Brian Wilson and I will be thrashing the Bush adminsitration’s latest dodges regarding its illegal surveillance tomorrow afternoon.

You can listen live here

Brian has been doing a great job whupping up on  the mayor of Toledo, revealing the rascal as a two-bit censorship hack.  There’s a photo of Brian here just before he smashed down the door to a press conference.  


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20 Responses to LIVE ONLINE Friday (1/19) at 4:30 PM Eastern on Brian Wilson Show

  1. Jim January 18, 2007 at 4:30 pm #

    On that door busting: Brian was too modest to mention how he was a linebacker for Louisiana State University in the good ol’ days.

  2. Hobbit January 18, 2007 at 4:48 pm #

    I don’t know – have you seen the video? That little tiny bureaucrat is going a pretty good job of holding off the mighty masses of the Fourth Estate! I thought Brian would put in a better performance based on size and experience.

  3. Jim January 18, 2007 at 5:14 pm #

    Brian was at a slight disadvantage because he didn’t have his fishing rod with him.

  4. Hobbit January 18, 2007 at 5:17 pm #

    Having heard some of his fishing stories, I’m not sure it would have helped.

  5. Brian Wilson January 19, 2007 at 6:37 am #

    (ahem) As noted biologist Plato opined: “It’s not the size of the rod, it’s the size of the fish.”
    On a technical note: the other dude with me had wet his pants twice, thus causing traction problems on the govt. grade carpet, neutralizing my vaunted linebacker skills.
    In the end, we made our point when the Federal judge slapped Mayor Despot with a very unfriendly TRO. For some really hilarious reading, check out the transcript of the procedings at
    Hot Button.
    Now if you will excuse me, I have to go look for my habeas corpus. Seems the Atty Gen may have misplaced it.

  6. Hobbit January 19, 2007 at 10:55 am #

    That Plato guy, he was one sharp cookie. Well rounded, too, apparently. But I’d have to respond with something from the Far East: Confucious say, “Man who have no rod, catch no fish.” Applying this pearl of wisdom to the well-documented BMW fish-annoyance tales….well, let us draw a curtain over this embarrassing picture, Gentle Reader.

  7. Jim January 19, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    My Internet Service Provider just notified me that all these rod references are driving up traffic to this blog from porn search engines.

  8. Hobbit January 19, 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    I find it a little scary that there are people out there in Internetland who have nothing better to do than search for “Brian’s Rod.” I mean, it’s not like it’s something that anyone’s actually likely to find or anything.

  9. Jim January 19, 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    To be fair to him, he hasn’t always lived in Ohio.

  10. Hobbit January 19, 2007 at 12:24 pm #

    Fair? Fair? What is this “fair” whereof you speak, man? In the interests of good taste (and just plain common sense, given present company) we’ll quietly pass over the Maryland connection and point out that he’s also got New Yawk Ties. Sullivan Law. Bloomberg. Chuckie Schumer. About the only thing I can say for NY is that when I was growing up Binghamton had the best CBS station going, on the nights we could pick it up.

  11. Jim January 19, 2007 at 12:36 pm #

    Brian had the most popular radio show in New York City morning drive time – he whupped Howard Stern in the ratings.

  12. Hobbit January 19, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    How tough can that be? I’d rather listen to Brian snore than Howard (or Rush or Sean or most any other of ’em) talk. Heck, dead air on the BW Show is better than most of ’em.

  13. Adam S. January 19, 2007 at 6:45 pm #

    I used to live in Toledo, in fact Carly Finkbeiner was somewhat like a Little Big Brother for the city. But from the beginning this little tin horn has had politics in his blood. My father once knew a college professor who in the early 70’s told him,”Yeah, I know a guy named Carly Finkbeiner. He’ll run for anything if you put him up to it” (That was back when he was still a janitor, I believe.)In fact Finkbeiner is so notorious that Mike Peters did a political cartoon for the new Toledo Bridge. The drawing featured Finkbeiner’s horrid maws swallowing all oncoming/outgoing traffic. He’s really like George Bush but he’s more profligate. My uncle builds for the city and had to redesign a main thoroughfare so Finkbeiner could put in budget-busting concrete flower pots with automatic lights and sprinklers. I look forward to seeing Finky-Winky forced out of office.

  14. Brian Wilson January 22, 2007 at 6:43 am #


    Case study from “Wolves Guarding Hen House”:
    A hardy band made up of primarily dedicated, hard-core Libertarians, mounted a Recall Carty effort during his first inflicted mayoral term. It was long, difficult and expensive. Ultimately, it fell short.
    One recall “rule”: Efforts – petitions, filing notices – cannot begin until the miscreant has been in office 1 year.
    Would you be shocked and awed to know Mr.Finkbeiner and former mayor Jack Ford were responsible for drawing up the Recall Rules?
    One citizen who vowed to launch a recall again has cancelled his plans. His wife is works for the City and was getting stong hints of reprisals.
    Finkbeiner is, at best, somewhere between narcissistic and megalomaniacal.
    At worst, he is bi-polar and inconsistant w/his meds.
    At any extreme, he is a great source of talk radio fodder but a great danger to Liberty and the unfortunate denizens of this city.

  15. Sunni January 22, 2007 at 7:05 am #

    Damn … no rod pictures.

    Sigh …

  16. Jim January 22, 2007 at 8:57 am #

    Sunni, is this going to be your story about the one that got away?

  17. Brian Wilson January 22, 2007 at 10:06 pm #

    (Psssst Sunni – It doesn’t have to be this way. Call me. Don’t tell Jim.)

    A friend.

  18. Sunni January 23, 2007 at 7:14 am #

    I’m certainly intrigued about the other ways it could be … but you didn’t give your number. 🙁

  19. Brian Wilson January 23, 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    Sunni – For Your Eyes Only:
    I *did* post my number. No Such Agency likely deleted it. “National security” etc. You know what they think of our host!
    Best we take this Private.
    (Ya never know who may be lurking!)
    In a pinch:

  20. Sunni January 24, 2007 at 7:45 am #

    I should have known! [Cloaking device engages] …