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Goodbye Jay

Goose Nissley —  June 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

Carney Obama Hug

What with the VA Scandal and the most bizarre prisoner swap story in recent memory, a lot of things have been competing for our newsie attention. But we didn’t want to allow too much time to pass since Jay Carney’s announcement that he was leaving his post as White House spin doctor last week. Brink & myself wanted to say a proper farewell.

Man. When you think about this guy. He has said some stuff that nobody else would have had the guts to say — this side of Hillary Clinton. And he’s said those things with such extraordinary conviction! We reflect on this odd intersection traits.

Was he an effective press secretary? How was he able to muster so much bluster in the face of so many inconvenient facts?!

These questions and many more are answered by Brink Brickly & myself on this latest foray into the sceptered realm of Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being that is the GooseRadio Podcast.


Old Eddie Moscow, after spending some quality time in the Russian heartlands, emerged this week to chat with venerable NBC anchor Brian Williams.

He wanted people to know that he meant well, and really was quite the patriot looking out for all of us by giving all that sensitive information to the Red Chinese and basically Red, basically Soviets. Also — he would like us to know that he was really sort of a James-Bond-esque spy character who didn’t just hang out with computers.

Brink offers some compelling recommendations for pastimes that Ed can now take up when he’s not kicking it with Vlad. I express once more my amazement that Eddie is still with us here on earth. We discuss the reasons why the CIA hasn’t pulled the proverbial plug, and somehow end up discussing Russian female tennis stars.

It’s a trek to the land of the star & the sickle on this very latest GooseRadio Podcast. Let us go forward together unto Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being!


The electoral landscape continues to shape up beautifully for the GOP in advance of the mid-term elections. Brink Brickly and myself speak to the persistent displeasure ObamaCare inflicts on the Democrat party far and wide. Yet in the midst of the positivity, there continue to exist fissures on the right between ‘the establishment’ and ‘the grassroots’.

We point to the status of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his bid for re-election in the reliably red state of Kentucky. Polls show him besting his primary challenger easily, but having a much rougher road in the general election. Brink ticks off some of unpleasantries to befall the Senator. Then we really get in to the heart of the matter.

Brink makes the case for Conservative purity as the ideal, while I embrace my squishy, rhino self & defend ‘the machine’.

Stuff gets real… on the very latest GooseRadio Podcast…

Obama Change Meme

WASHINGTON DC, AF — This morning, in one of the most stunning reversals in American political history, President Barack Obama declared he has switched his political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, effective at noon tomorrow.

In a startling press conference in the Rose Garden early today, Obama stepped to the podium, smiling widely, and detailed the background to his history-making decision. He was joined on the dais by his pet Portuguese Water Dog & a familiar looking man in a dark suit, slightly reminiscent of that guy in the photo that comes inside a new picture frame. The transcript from his address is re-produced below in its entirety: Continue Reading…

Obama Cameron Putin

What is the supreme potentate of Russia thinking? Why are there Russian goons all over Crimea (and now it appears moving further into The Ukraine)? And what went down in Kiev to get this whole kerfuffle moving?

We bring our best thinking caps to bear on the madness in Eastern Europe as Brink Brickly details the history of the crisis. Where has the West been while all of this has accelerated? Could we have done anything?

Unsurprisingly, Brink and I don’t have kind words for the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton & the policy of ‘the reset button’ with our increasingly Soviet-esque ‘former’ foes.

Entertainment, Information & General Sense of Well Being are marshaled to meet the Russian Bear below…


President Obama has often been described as the smartest President that has ever drawn breath. Yet in a White House bash last week he was unable to correctly spell the word ‘respect’. This remarkable moment gives us pause to analyze the disparate treatment that conservatives & liberals receive in regards to their intellectual prowess.

We hearken back Vice President Quayles’ infamous spelling bee incident with the word ‘potato’. It’s tough to miss the double standard at work, especially when you take into account previous Presidential factual misadventures such as the declaration that our nation contains 57 states.

We discuss these issues in a mirthful fashion on the latest GooseRadio podcast…


CPAC closed up shop this weekend with a flurry of speeches that saw all the big stars on the right strutting their rhetorical stuff.

Old Brink Brickly & myself take a look at the performances of Governor Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie & the gang.

The Brink-ster things that Huck really helped himself in the youthful presidential sweepstakes with his appeal to social conservatives. We chat about Christie’s surprisingly warm sendoff after his remarks & one of us has a cow over his line regarding winning elections and principles.

Then it’s on to Ted Cruz. We note a recent epiphany regarding his wacky biographical similarity to someone who may surprise you. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul & more make appearances… as well as – less understandably – old Scottish ballads and Russel Crowe films.

It’s CPAC with an unmitigated General Sense of Well Being…

Obama Ditches the Shame

Goose Nissley —  February 24, 2014 — Leave a comment


When the President ran for the White House the first time, he indicated he needed to go and rescue the nation from an executive branch that – under President GW Bush – was just bullying the rest of the government around and basically doing whatever it very well wanted. He said he would go in there and return us to the way the constitution said things should be between the branches of government and champion people’s rights and that stuff.

Well, here we are just over 5 years into his presidency, and he’s expanded the power of the presidency even further than that other guy. Just in the last weeks’ comes news that he’s changing the dates when the employer mandate to provide insurance under that sweet new healthcare law goes into effect. Not changing the settled, passed law of the land mind you (as sucky as that thing is…). He’s just doing it, and the HHS is telling people that’s the way it is.

Brink and I are, as you might expect, displeased. We discuss how this phenomenon, exhibited as well in regards to the minimum wage and issues like gay marriage, could possibly be gaining this kind of steam in light of the President’s campaign rhetoric. In the end, we decide it has a lot to do with the collective level of shame in the halls of the District of Columbia.

It’s a General Sense of Well Being that President Obama can’t veto below…

Considering ‘Mitt’

Goose Nissley —  February 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

Netflix Mitt Poster

Entertainment, Information & a General Sense of Well Being makes its way to Netflix’s recently released documentary ‘Mitt’. This is no ordinary flick – a filmmaker found himself with intimate access to the Romney family for seven years & two presidential runs. So what did he find? What kind of cat was Mitt Romney really?

Brink Brickly comes alongside once more as we tackle the humanizing portrayal offered in the movie. This is the guy that the Romney campaign was simply never able to get across to the whole country – someone with character, a sense of humor, and humility. We grappled with the treatment the family and the man received and wonder why anyone would want to actually put themselves & their family through the brutality required to become President.

Manifold insights and unmitigated mirth await you in the latest GooseRadio Podcast…

On Wisconsin!

Goose Nissley —  February 10, 2014 — 2 Comments

Wisconsin road sign

Less than two years ago, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was embroiled in a hard fought recall election just to keep his job. Beset by powerful unions and outside progressive advocacy groups, it looked like the bold Gov might have his proverbial GOOSE cooked.

But he won that contest, and has continued applying reasonable free market wizardry to the ills that face his state. For his good work, just days ago he was able to announce a nearly 1 billion dollar budget surplus.

Brink & myself celebrate the governor’s deeds, the glories of vodoo economics, and talk whether or nay it would be possible for Governor Walker and the noble Congressman Paul Ryan to BOTH make a run in 2016. Mirth ensues below…