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Writer, part time indie-film maker, musician, wonk and political consultant.

Host of The LEFT Show
Award winning writer of JMBell.org
Former Democratic National Committee Communications Director for Utah.
Creative Director for Defenestrate Media Group
Award winning host of the late Left of the Dial.

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199d The LEFT Show – Sidetracked

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In this very special episode of The LEFT Show, our dear friend Jason Williams, from The Sidetrack, MyDD, and KVNU’s For The People, take a few minutes to share some memories, reflections, and remembrances of the years that have passed behind us, and he explores his vision, and advice, for the future.

Please, spare a little time for the deep, melodic voice of Mr. Williams, won’t you?

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199c The LEFT Show – I’ve got to keep control.

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I’m not going to go on and on except to say that as Adam Andrews has had a journey into sanity, I, too had my eyes opened this last weekend, and it’s time to make both amends and explanations. This one is pretty selfish, but, it felt needed, and was totally cathartic, so …

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THE LEFT SHOW LINKS 199c
THE NEW THINGS
Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah http://bit.ly/1qImlvq
Federal Trade Commission brings lawsuit against Big Pharma over ‘pay to delay’ practice http://bit.ly/1DKZJon
BANNED BOOKS WEEK
Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum http://bit.ly/1DKX6D9
Colorado students walk out to protest conservative  http://bit.ly/1DL0cHl
Jefferson County Colorado – Recall Ken Witt, Julie Williams, & John Newkirk
Banned Books Week: the 10 most challenged books http://wapo.st/1DL0Nsu
THE RELIGIOUS WRONG 
Fox News priest demands government ban Satanic masses ‘in the name of free speech’ http://bit.ly/1DKXIbV
Christian ‘ex-gay’ porn star: The devil comes out of your anus when you have gay sex http://bit.ly/1DKXLVf
In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father http://thebea.st/1DKY0zm
White Evangelicals Think They’re Discriminated Against  http://bit.ly/1DKY960
SO, YEAH, GERMANY … 
German Ethics Council: Incest Is a Right http://thebea.st/1DKYhCv
ENTERTAINMENT REPORT 
William Shatner Confirms He Was Contacted About Star Trek 3  http://bit.ly/1qIiMp2
Bill & Ted 3 Will Feature 40-Something Bill & Ted http://bit.ly/1DKYtlm
Police Academy Stars Reunite for Syfy’s Lavalantula http://bit.ly/1DKYy8A
Insurance Company Pulls Actor Rob Schneider’s Ads Over His Anti-Vaccine Views http://bit.ly/1DKZF8c
Anti-pot group says it warned TV station of reporter’s bias http://bit.ly/1DKYG7Y
WTF DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT? 
Beheading suspect was recently fired, Oklahoma police say http://bit.ly/1DKXS2W
GOP Wingnuts Believe The CIA Is Currently Training ISIL Forces http://bit.ly/1DKZycV
Ann Romney Claims Willard Could Go Back In History And Prevent ISIS http://bit.ly/1DKZDNM
PALATE CLEANSER 
Restaurant laces customers’ noodles with opium http://ind.pn/1DKZYQq
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199b The LEFT Show – Not for very much longer

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This week, as we are getting prepared our fancy 200 Episode Party (TBA – soon, now, though), J.M. Bell is hosting the first of the series of special point off variant episodes. First up? The Bill F’ing Frost from City Weekly, Playgirl, and X96’s Monday Morning TV Jubilee! That’s Right, Bad Ass! Listen In!

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The LEFT Show 199.b Links

CATCHING UP

Vote Not GOP cancelled
Fat Camp Winners
200 Show Pitch
Who has been where and on what?

WHILE WE WERE GONE

In Leaked Tape Mitch McConnell Admits The Koch Brothers Are Running The Republican Party http://bit.ly/1AYINXq
Ultraconservative Sutherland Institute fires president Paul Mero http://bit.ly/1AYIKej
‘God’s Not Dead’ actor Kevin Sorbo laughingly tells Jews: ‘News bulletin: You did kill Jesus’ http://bit.ly/1AYIVGu
Ninety-year-old gay couple marries in Iowa after 72 years together http://bit.ly/1s7o3vy
Pervs in Texas Can Still Legally Snap Photos Up Women’s Skirts, Court Rules http://bit.ly/1AYLMiu
This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First Cousin http://theatln.tc/1AYJ3FZ

SCOTLAND, FOREVER, AS IT WERE

Scotland’s ‘space whisky’ will return to Earth next month http://bit.ly/1AYJsbo
VIDEO – AP Unease in Scotland following independence vote http://cbsn.ws/1AYJtfg
Scotland started a glorious revolution. Don’t let Westminster snuff it out http://bit.ly/1AYJznj

GOP JESUS WANKER OF THE WEEK

Kevin Sorbo explains why more Christian movies aren’t made: Jews run Hollywood http://bit.ly/1AYJK1L
Armed ‘ninja’ sister-wives caught trying to abduct Utah sex assault victim http://bit.ly/1AYJKix

RELIGIOSITY

Bible-pushing Christians open the door for Satanic activity books in Florida schools http://bit.ly/1AYLJTK
Scott Lively: ‘Gays are out to kill me’ http://bit.ly/1AYLIzl

REPUBLICUNTS

Georgia GOPer Complains About Early Voting, Excessive Black Voting http://bit.ly/1AYL8Sf
Orrin Hatch ‘Ready To Kill Somebody’ Over Business Tax Breaks  http://huff.to/1AYLh80
Ted Cruz: Citizens United amendment would end ‘Saturday Night Live’ http://bit.ly/1AYLhoI
Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage During Arab Christian Conference http://bit.ly/1AYLjwM
Top Arizona GOPer Russell Pearce resigns after sterilization comments http://on.msnbc.com/1AYLAQp
Police confirm Palin family involved in heated Saturday night brawl http://bit.ly/1AYLl7V

LOUIE GOHMERT GOHMERT OF THE WEEK

Refugees steal ‘dreams’ of Americans, and are ‘a threat to our existence’ http://bit.ly/1AYLo3x

SCIENCE!

NYC Court Tells Anti-Vaxxers: Keep Your Unvaccinated Kids Away From Schools! http://bit.ly/1AYLyrH
Man Has 100-lb. Scrotum Removed, Looks Forward to Sex With Wife http://bit.ly/1AYLFn1

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Scotland, Forever, Regardless

‘The Morning After’ by Christine De Luca

Scotland, 19th September 2014

Let none wake despondent: one way
or another we have talked plainly,
tested ourselves, weighed up the sum
of our knowing, ta’en tent o scholars,
checked the balance sheet of risk and
fearlessness, of wisdom and of folly.

Was it about the powers we gain or how
we use them? We aim for more equality;
and for tomorrow to be more peaceful
than today; for fairness, opportunity,
the common weal; a hand stretched out
in ready hospitality.

It’s those unseen things that bind us,
not flag or battle-weary turf or tartan.
There are dragons to slay whatever happens:
poverty, false pride, snobbery, sectarian
schisms still hovering. But there’s
nothing broken that’s not repairable.

We’re a citizenry of bonnie fighters,
a gathered folk; a culture that imparts,
inspires, demands a rare devotion,
no back-tracking; that each should work
and play our several parts to bring about
the best in Scotland, an open heart.

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199a The LEFT Show – BEST OF THE LEFT SHOW

I remember this one! Pasty Orifices! This one goes back a bit to the time that Brenda and Lisa visited the studio and hilarity ensued. This one also was the beginning of the carryover joke, but you’d have to go back for that one.

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This is it, my little beauties! The last show before we, The LEFT Show family, go on “Vacation.” Vacation, sadly, in The LEFT Show world means lots and lots of work to do, getting current shows re-invigorated, a couple of new shows off the ground, and, if we can find just TWO folks to buy in at the CITIZENS RE-UNITED LEVEL, we can get the call in feature up and running. LIVE CALLS!

Lisa, Brenda, and Forrest join your faithful starship captain, J.M. Bell in another round of talking about the talk aboutable! This one is a Wednesday show that, honestly, redefines the definition of the Wednesday Show. Not kidding, either. Funny doesn’t cover it.

Jason is back with a new Bat Sh@t Crazy all about those pesky racists at CPAC.

This week’s linkage!

 

 

70 year old twin prostitutes from Amsterdam are retiring  http://bit.ly/ZAJ818
CPAC
Coulter Attacks Bill Clinton and Sandra Fluke at CPAC: Calls Clinton ‘Forcible Rapist’ http://bit.ly/ZALDAj
Sarah Palin Drinks Big Gulp During CPAC Speech: ‘Shoot, It’s Just Pop!’ http://bit.ly/131ExuM
Mitt Romney is now the Andy Dick of the Republican Party  http://politi.co/131FwLB
CPAC – Slavery Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks – http://bit.ly/131FKCq
Trump a right-leaning tower at CPAC – http://bit.ly/131FPpN
5 Crazy Things We Learned At CPAC – http://bit.ly/131FEuF
Ten reasons why Ronald Reagan would be persona non grata at CPAC 2013  http://bit.ly/131FC63
Normal Shit … well …. 
My SEcond Favorite – http://nyti.ms/131GpUp
My SCIENCE FAVORITE –  Higgs boson – http://bit.ly/131Gyak
WTF? Ted Cruz Slams Medicare Cuts In Paul Ryan’s Budget – http://bit.ly/131GszH
Lightning Round
Rand Paul, Ted Poe Seek Census Religion Law That Already Exists – http://huff.to/131FVxx
After Sandy Hook, NRA Told Gun Makers LaPierre Would Handle It – http://bit.ly/131FZNH
Man kills self in front of children at Bellevue gun-safety class – http://bit.ly/131GGXo
Hannity Is ‘So Upset That the Economy Is Rebounding’ http://bit.ly/131GirP
Woman On Hannity Gets Hate-Tweet: ‘I Hope You Get Raped And Your Throat Slit’ http://bit.ly/131GNlK
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199 The LEFT Show – The Pros of Cons

All the members of the Defenestrate Media Family were happily skipping around the Salt Lake City Conic Con this last weekend, and, boy, are my arms tired … or something that makes sense. Even though we told a few Con Stories, we got through a lot of important news. Take a click as JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and Bob Easton thrill the earholes on your head! Jason Williams has a new The Sidetrack, too! You Lucky Ducklings!

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The LEFT Show Links

Despite growing pains, Salt Lake Comic Con nets another record-breaking event http://bit.ly/1lPvVkW
Salt Lake Comic Con Sets Record By Leveraging Social Marketing Trends http://onforb.es/1lPvZkK

GREAT NEWS!

In the U.S. 49.7 Million Are Now Poor, and 80% of the Total Population Is Near Poverty http://bit.ly/1lPt37E
It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times http://bit.ly/1lPt4IX
Florida Republicans Set up Alternative to Obamacare And Only 30 People Sign Up http://bit.ly/1lPvKWV
Another ‘Red’ State Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansionhttp://bit.ly/1lPtEWX
Have Humans Already Conquered The Threat Of Extinction? http://bit.ly/1lPtIGc

The BAD NEWS

Idaho Arms Teachers; Teacher Shoots Himself In Foot On First Week Of Classes http://bit.ly/1lPupPL
A&E cancels ‘Longmire,’ upsetting delicate order of cable TV http://bit.ly/1lPuqDn
Ferguson Police Chief Lied About Michael Brown Surveillance Tape http://bit.ly/1lPuumK
A Bronx Man Tore His Own Head Off in Broad Daylight http://bit.ly/1lPtzTj

THE NEWS

Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup http://yhoo.it/1lPvuHz
Maria Shriver Struck First http://bit.ly/1lPvsPR
Dax Shepard Is Writing, Directing, And Starring In The ‘CHiPS’ Movie http://uproxx.it/1lPvwzd

SCIENCE NEWS

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female http://bit.ly/1lPvya8
These Are The Best Places In America To Raise Girls http://huff.to/1lPvAPt

THE SIZZLE

The Fappening / Celebgate  http://bit.ly/1lPvOGe
Here Are The 15 Greatest Nude Scenes Of All-Time, According To Mr. Skin http://uproxx.it/1lPvOpG
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