Trending Topics 7/13 - Senator Kid Rock, Airline Deviants, Radio Stations worse than CD1025 and MORE!

July 13th, 2017

HAPPY THURSDAY COLUMBUS! We're BACK IN BUSINESS on the morning show here and ready to ROCK with some hot news stories to keep you going all morning!!

Kid Rock Claims He’s Running For Senate

Known American Badass and outspoken right wing musician Kid Rock has apparently confirmed speculation from the Michigan Republican Party by announcing his run for the U.S. Senate. Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow is up for reelection next year, and someone clearly thinks that the guy who sang “Bawitdaba” is the answer. Kid Rock has made himself a presence in politics in recent years; last year, he endorsed Donald Trump for president and then, alongside Ted Nugent, visited Trump in the White House. He would presumably be the only sitting Senator with a history of painting the town red and painting your wife white. However, if you're hoping for the man who put your picture away to voice your opinions and concerns to the senate floor, you may be out of luck. Some twitter users online were quick to point out that Kid Rock has not filed any paperwork with the FEC to properly run for elections, as well as the fact the website appears to only be a place to sell merch sold directly off of his Warner Brothers Records webstore. Only time will tell if this is just a PR stunt, or if seeing a bill to make "Sweet Home Alabama All Summer Long" our national anthem is in our country's future.

Blink-182’s Matt Skiba Says He Shut Down Fyre Festival By Being A Witch

In other news, it appears that Tom DeLonge isn't the only member of Blink 182 that can spout outrageous conspiracy theories. Matt Skiba, originally the guitarist of Alkaline Trio that stepped up in 2015 to replace DeLonge in the band, said in an interview with NME earlier this week that he’s prepared to take credit for shutting down Fyre Fest himself, because he’s a witch. “I had a bad feeling about that event,” he said. “I consider myself a pagan and a witch. With every inch of my energy I wanted Fyre not to happen. I put all the electricity and energy in my body against that thing happening.” Must’ve worked! He went on to offer a more correct / slightly less outrageous assessment of the event and the huge inequality between poor residents of these caribbean islands and the larger-than-life luxury experiences housed on these islands as well. "I’ve been to the Bahamas before and it’s so crass. You land in Nassau and the whole island is replete with beauty and culture, but there’s a lot of poverty. It is a largely black population then they build these places like Atlantis and The Cove that are walled off," he said. "It’s classist and racist and then they decided to park a bunch of yachts with models to show off in front of those poor people, going down there with all your Ferraris and bullshit and yachts."

How ancient humans got drunk: New book recreates the world's oldest known beers and wines, and argues being tipsy played a key part in developing language, art and religion

In his new book, alcohol archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern suggests humans started agriculture not to make food but to make fermented drinks from the grain so they could get drunk. In his new book, he also talk about how he was able to recreate lost ancienct boozy drinks from analysing the residues found on fragments of pottery. One of the drinks he recreates is named the Midas Touch which was found in Turkish tomb dating back to 700 BC. He believes the need for grain to make alcohol fuelled human development and domestication. 'We don't know for sure and have limited archaeological evidence, but if you had your choice, which would it be?' said Dr McGovern. 'Once you have fermented beverages, it causes a change of behaviour, creates a mind-altering experience.'I think that could be important in developing language, music, the arts in general and then religion, too', he said. One of the recipes re-creates the oldest-known alcohol, which comes from China, as well as a chocolate concoction that comes from Mesoamerica. The Inca consumed alcohol in the form of chicha - a corn based beer mixed with strawberries - although the Inca often used mind-altering herbs instead of strawberries. 'Taking all the available evidence we have, we wanted to see if we could recreate the drinks and make something that's palatable for the modern human,' McGovern said. Click the link above if you want to see a whole list of boozy beverages that have been lost to history! And, if you want to get the book, you can get it on amazon here!

Man transports single can of beer on flight as checked luggage

This week, a man in Australia has been travelling rather.................... Bud Lightly. In an attempt to see if the airline would keep his luggage and brew intact, he checked a single can of Emu Export Lager on his domestic flight from Melborne to Perth. In an interview with UNILAD, the man said, "One of my mates works at the airport and he and I were wondering what I could check as luggage and get away with -- a single deodorant can was another idea -- but the export can was way more iconic so I went with that." When he reached his destination, he waited to see if his experiment was a success. "I was right up the back end of the plane, so I rocked up to the baggage carousel late," he said. "There was no luggage out yet but everyone was milling around and had their phones out so I was pretty sure I knew what was going on. Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around."

Former Anheuser-Busch CEO arrested for trying to fly helicopter while allegedly intoxicated

In other Alcohol related aircraft news, quite a coincidence occured when  August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested outside of St. Louis after allegedly trying to fly a helicopter while intoxicated. According to a statement from the Swansea Police Department, officers at 12:48 p.m. were dispatched to a report of a helicopter landing, for an unknown reason, at 1 Bronze Point, Swansea. Upon their arrival the helicopter was already on the ground in a parking lot. Busch tried to take off from a parking lot, but failed in getting the aircraft off the ground before police came. Busch IV was taken to a local hospital for blood, urine and breath samples after officers conducted the standard field sobriety tests, police said. “We have been in close communications and coordination with the FAA and the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office," Police Chief Steve Johnson said in a statement. "This is not your normal case that a street police officer handles. The safety and security of the community, the pilot and passenger were of the utmost concern... Family members are contacting another pilot to remove the helicopter." Charges have still not been filed yet as they are still waiting to get back his blood and urine test results, and Busch has been removed from police custody. Police found four loaded guns and four bottles containing prescription medication in the helicopter, the Belleville-News Democrat reports. August Busch IV is the great-great-grandson of Adolphus Busch, the founder of Anheuser-Busch. He was the last family member to serve as CEO before the brewery was bought in 2008 by Belgium giant InBev. In 2010, 27-year-old Adrienne Nicole Martin was found dead at Busch's home in Huntleigh. A prosecutor in St. Louis County said thedeath was accidental after oxycodone and cocaine were found in her system. Busch settled a wrongful-death suit over her death for $1.75 million.

Woman, 27, is sentenced to eight months home detention for drunkenly groping 19-year-old passenger, licking her ear and straddling her on an Alaskan Airlines flight as she exclaimed that she wanted to 'F***'

A Woman in Portland has finally been sentenced after drunkenly sexually assaulting a 19-year old on a flight from Las Vegas to Portland. The suspect, who apparently is not able to metabolize alcohol and gets this level of crazy every time she drinks, tried to force the teenager to drink alcohol she had smuggled on board and touched her breasts several times, leaving her hands to 'linger' on the woman's chest. She then tried to place her hands on the other woman's genitals, licked her ears and then straddled her, telling her: 'I want to f***'. When the woman rejected her, the suspect called her 'poor'. They were separated on the plane and she was arrested upon landing. Prosecutors in Portland told the court the victim had been left permanently traumatized by the attack. '(She) both made contact with victim’s body, including her inner thigh, and made a series of profane and lewd statements to the victim,' Assistant U.S. Attorney Ravi Sinha said in March. The woman was sentenced to 8 months home detention and 3 months probation for the incident. 

Airline crew force woman to sit next man who masturbated near her during flight

If you thought that last story was all the Sexual deviancy on aircraft you were going to get this morning, then you thought wrong. This story comes from an American Airlines flight to Paris, in which a man was allegdly caughtin the act of pleasuring himself from his airline seat. When other passengers reported and complained of the incident, they were able to move seats. However, a woman who was fast asleep while the incient was occurring, had no idea what was going on until airline staff told her after she woke up. When she requested to be moved away from the sexual offender, her request was denid and she had to sit next to the creep for the duration of her flight until he was arrested by French authorities when they landed. In a statement online, the woman said "American Airlines, you knew what happened was criminal activity, you had the offender arrested,  yet you did nothing to stop the man’s actions or protect my safety in a horrifying situation." American Airlines has responded with a statement saying "‘We are reviewing how we handled the situation on this flight, and have reached out directly to Ms. King. During the flight, our crew requested that French law enforcement meet the aircraft in Paris."

Local radio station keeps getting hijacked by song about masturbation

Also, if you thought that last story was the last masturbation story of the day, you also thought wrong!!! At Britain's Mansfield 103.2FM station, they have been plagued by a hacker who has been highjacking the airwaves for the past few weeks to only play the song "The Winker’s Song", a 1970s ditty by an artist going by the name Ivor Biggun, has been illegally forced on to the output of Mansfield 103.2 at least eight times in the last month. Listeners were last subjected to the song, which uses the word “wanker” 36 times, this weekend during a live family broadcast from Mansfield’s Party in the Market event. It is believed the rogue broadcaster could be using a small transmitter to play the adult theme on the same frequency, overriding the station’s scheduled programming. Tony Delahunty, managing director of Mansfield 103.2, said: “Some people have told me that their children have started humming the song in the car.“We have had calls from people who have found it hilarious, while some have raised their concerns, including our competitors, and a lot of people in the industry are aghast at how difficult it is to stop these people.”While current FCC guidelines allow us to play other pleasure jammers like Green Day's "Longview", the amount of explicit details to touching yourself found in "The Winker's song" made it slightly less favorable for airplay by programming directors and Ofcom, the British version of the FCC. While the story is one in a long list of iconic airwave hijacking cases, it still does illustrate the concern for someone to use the same techique for more malicioius purposes. 

Ax-wielding man arrested after demanding radio station play Insane Clown Posse song

If you also thought that was the last radio station news other than CD102.5 news was the last radio news story of the day, you ALSO thought WRONG! (I think by this point you're probably catching on to a pattern here but I swear this is the last connected one but it's a good story) - At KISS 108  FM in Massachusetts, a 38 year old man is in custody after dropping various "edged weapons" in the radio station's parking lot after an attempt to get the pop station to play "My Axe" by Insane Clown Posse. “He originally came here to request a song by ICP, a song called 'Axe.' And he brought an ax himself, that was one of the first things I saw when I came out here, he threw an ax on the ground outside his vehicle, one of the police officers confiscated it,” witness Greg Gross said. When officers first arrived, the man refused to stop, and continued around the parking lot while dropping edged weapons out of the window. A police officer said it did not appear as if the suspect was throwing them at anyone in a deliberate manner. Around 4:30 p.m. police used a TASER and bean bag gun to try to subdue the suspect before a SWAT team took him into custody.The man's identity has not been released yet because police are treating this as a mental health issue. A list of charges also has not been released. Also, please don't pull this kinda stunt at CD102.5. While we're all big Juggalos here, I don't think many of their songs are too "radio friendly" or "fit our station's alt-rock format."

First this man shot a bald eagle. Then he ran it over with his ATV.

A Man in Virginia is facing criminal charges after shooting and running over a Bald Eagle on his property with an ATV. The gruesome murder of the protected bird and national symbol came after the bird had been eating fish and hunting small game from his property after a warning shot from his Remington 22 caliber shotgun failed to deter the bird. Thacker pleaded guilty Tuesday in Norfolk federal court to violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. He faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. He must also hand over to the government the rifle and $960, or half the value of the ATV, according to a forfeiture order. According to court documents, Thacker later told agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “that too much emphasis is placed on bald eagle protection because the birds are a menace and . . . that people with whom he associates feel the same way.”

PHOTO: Florida man with half-beard arrested again

If you haven't seen the picture of this man with a half bearded florida man from his arrest last year, you're in luck! He was arrested again this week on narcotics charges. His half beard first made news in April 2016 when he was arrested for drinking in public, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and intent to sell. However, the iconic "half beard" look has been relatively new for the man. In 2011, when he was arrested on other drug related charges, he had a full white beard on both sides of his face. Click the link above to see for yourself.

Man who mailed severed finger, fake bomb, marijuana joint to IRS facing federal charges

Some news from Brian's old neck of the woods! A man in Olympia, WA is facing federal charges after not only sending his own severed finger to the IRS, but also a fake bomb, bullets, and a marijuana joint at various times to the Internal Revenue Service. 68-year-old Normand Lariviere was charged with mailing a threat to injure after IRS workers in Ogden, Utah discovered a package containing a fake bomb July 6. While this seems like a rather random set of threats, the man was a former defense contractor who was laid off in the 90s, and has been airing his grieveances with various federal agencies for the past 20 years. He began filing grievances with federal agencies related to the Department of Defense, saying he shouldn't have to pay taxes because the government hadn't satisfied his claims. Charging papers say Lariviere told investigators he made and sent the fake bomb. He remains jailed.