It is not common to find a homosexual who is ‘pro’ 2nd Amendment. Most gays in America lean left politically and are largely for gun control. In light of the recent terrorist attack at a gay night club in Orlando, CHADMAN went looking for a person or group in the local gay community to discuss their opinion on the events. He found a local group called, ‘Pink Pistols and Straight Shooters’ which consists of gay and straight people alike. This group welcomes anyone, of any orientation or lifestyle, to join them. They promote the 2nd Amendment and firearm safety. Friends Charles Collom (a gay man) and Randy Lovegreen (a straight, marrried, Christian man) started the group. They came by and had an entertaining and enlighting discussion on the recent events in Orlando and the 2nd Amendment.
Professor Michael Mastagni, a mentor of CHADMAN’s, drops by the studio and talks with the guys. His story is worthy enough to be made into a movie. From teaching elementary school in the 60s, being drafted as a Mandarin-Chinese linguist during Vietnam, working with the NSA, CIA, and other agencies, and ending up teaching high school English and Art in Bakersfield where he ended up having a mouthy little trouble maker (CHADMAN) as one his students in the late 90s. He would have a profound effect on CHADMAN, as well as many other students. He would go on to be a professor at Chapman University where he recently retired after 50 years of educating. This episode proves that ‘real’ teachers and educators are a true gift to society. Their lessons go way past the classroom and can follow us our entire lives.
Yesterday was the day Californians voted in the state’s primary. The guys dive into the election process and how delegates have corrupted the voting system. They also discuss the recent killing of a gorilla at a zoo and debate whether or not zoos should even exist. CHADMAN thinks they are outdated and pointless. RANDY thinks they are good for a few laughs and entertainment. Oh…and some people died and made it into worldwide news. Meanwhile, some other people died and Americans barely noticed.
Last month, a member of the NAACP called CHADMAN insensitive and racist. Which is funny because he is not. This same member of the NAACP is apparently facing legal issues after beating his wife when she caught him cheating. So who is the incensitive one, now? This gets the guys talking about bigotry and leads them to discuss the recent mayoral debate in Bakersfield. Some of the candidates were asked if they would attend a homesexual parade. All but one answered immediately. CHADMAN and RANDY play this part of the debate for you to listen so you can judge for yourself how these individuals feel about the topic. What is interesting is how local politicians can look and sound just as retarded and fake as the presidential and congressional politicians. After all, a politician is a politician, despite the level of government.
We have become the Veruca Salt of the world. America has become spoiled in her ways and this has led us where we are today: with a billionaire, a Socialist Senator, and a corrupt ex-First Lady running for president. But these are the candidates we deserve. Currently, the voting age is at 18. But should it be raised? How much does an 18 year old fresh out of high school actually ‘know’ about the world? It is easy for these politicians and candidates to corrupt the political system and continue to spoil our lives. A young adult’s mind can be easy to corrupt if a candidate and/or politician says the right things and makes the right promises. And aren’t we all to blame for allowing this to go on?
The guys recorded their first mobile podcast while driving CHADMAN’s truck to Anaheim for the Dodgers / Angels game. Randy’s wife was able to score tickets to the Freeway Series and the decision was made to host a mobile podcast on the drive. CHADMAN is a Dodgers fan and RANDY is an Angels fan, so being able to go to this game has been on the bucket list of the show for some time.
T.J. Esposito hung out and spoke to the guys about his campaign for mayor of Bakersfield. He explains what his plans are for the city, his opinion on the current city leadership, and answers a few questions that people had for him on The CHADMAN and RANDY Show social media pages. They discuss the growing shooting and murder rate which has become an everyday thing in Bakersfield these days. T.J. also addresses and elaborates on the questions of his past, which his opponents and critics seem to be 100% focused on bringing up. Bakersfield has 25 people running for mayor. Get to know one of them and where he stands on issues.