I’m back, ladies and gentlemen, and I am filled and buoyed by bucolic feelings of Lifting Liberty.

Yes, correct, after a full week in Las Vegas at the Paris Resort for the 2017 Freedom Fest’s gala 10th anniversary, BZ is back broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia, a mere three miles from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the proverbial Bill Mill itself, Leftist Central, Sacramento.

Featuring right thinking from a left brain and doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, BZ is ensuring that safety pin manufacturers are running out of metal for the diapers of the Leftists nationally and globally.

Come listen to the radio show. Not just tonight, but every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific. Of course, you can always choose to listen to the podcasts later at your convenience. Want to? Go here. All it takes is a phone or a tablet and the buttery goodness of BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon is yours whenever you choose.



Sack Heads Shaun and ol’ BZ following their interview of Salem Radio’s Sage from South Central, Larry Elder. You can hear all of the SHR Media Network interviews from Freedom Fest right here on Spreaker.


BZ is still here, at Freedom Fest

No, I haven’t gone anywhere. The blog is not shut down. I will not cease blogging.

I’m just busy working the SHR Media Network booth at the Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today is the last day. Tomorrow is a driving-back day.

Above, Sack Heads Shaun and BZ interview the Sage of South Central, Larry Elder.

See?  I’ve been busy.



BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, “The Aftermath,” with special guest Dr Michael Jones

Otherwise known as The Underground Professor.

My thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to broadcast in their studio and over their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show™ each Wednesday evening.

The Underground Professor, Dr Michael Jones, graced us with his presence as we heard much about his background and his extensive education. Raconteur, reprobate, Constitutional scholar extraordinaire and frequently mistaken as my personal stand-in (Or am I his stand-in? I can never remember.), Dr Jones will, with crossed phalanges and baited breath (mackerel, at last check) be a recurring guest here at the Saloon every Thursday when we require studious examination of various Constitutional and government issues.

With specialties in history and philosophy, Dr Jones brings some erudition to the show and finally classes up the joint.

I am greatly looking forward to his academic and cerebral input on weighty matters of the day and — trust me — I hope to learn every bit as much as you about our founding documents, their intent and application historically and today, good or bad.

Frankly, I think this will be a great opportunity for all of us to learn what we really need to know about the United States of America.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Uh-oh; the SHR Media site and its server were hacked;
  • Luckily, Techno-God Dan Butcher had backed up the SHR Media website;
  • SHR goes to Las Vegas next week for the 10th Anniversary of Freedom Fest;
  • A female SJW cries over, well, Trump — and it’s hysterical; let’s larf at Leftists;
  • DACA consequences unforeseen which were completely foreseeable;
  • Rep Gutierrez accuses DHS Secretary Kelly of obeying the law; and so what?
  • You want immigration laws changed, Leftists? Run them through Congress;
  • “It’s out of my hands” Gutierrez says, meaning: Kelly is another obedient Kraut;
  • Dr Jones reveals he worked for the Electronic Security Command in the USAF;
  • The Roswell Connection between Dr Jones and BZ; what really occurred?
  • We know: the Greatest Generation will never say;
  • Dr Jones’s great uncle was the first policeman on the Roswell scene;
  • My father was also assigned to Roswell in 1947 via the USAAF;
  • Dr Jones was a military brat who spoke English and Japanese;
  • His mother was a star in Japanese movies and his father was an F-105 pilot;
  • He moved to Long Island, New Jersey, and to Texas; a Texan ever since;
  • Dr Jones flew in RC-135s in ELINT status during the Cold War;
  • EOBs and the Wild Weasels in order to figure out an order of battle;
  • Ronald Reagan pinned an Air Medal on Dr Jones but it’s classified;
  • Korea’s KAL Flight 007 shot down by Russia may have been.  .  .
  • Dr Jones moved from the RC-135 to the EC-130H, the Jammers;
  • In Desert Storm Dr Jones helped to shut down the Republican Guard;
  • Dr Jones racked up degrees in political science, government history;
  • Constitutional Expert would be the proper appellation.
  • Dr Jones is also an ordained minister, and is an Anglican;
  • He also has two Fatwas against him; go figure!
  • The Professor started NICE: National Institute of Constitutional Exploration;
  • Dr Jones has agreed to be here in the Saloon every Thursday!
  • Finally: Mayor Bill de Blasio proves once again he despises his NYPD.

If you care to listen to the show in Spreaker, please click on start.

Listen to “BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon “The Aftermath,” Thursday, July 13th, 2017″ on Spreaker.

If you care to watch the show on YouTube, please click on start.

This was the last show, for two weeks, to be issued from the SHR Media Network studios. Instead, all broadcasting next week will source from the fabulous Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, at the Paris Resort. I’ll be there with the irrepressible Sack Heads Shaun and Sack Heads Clint, along with the Underground Professor himself. Check the SHR Media website for scheduling updates next week as broadcast times may change for various shows.

Please join me, the Bloviating Zeppelin (on Twitter @BZep and on @BZep), every Tuesday and Thursday night on the SHR Media Network from 11 PM to 1 AM Eastern and 8 PM to 10 PM Pacific, at the Berserk Bobcat Saloon — where the speech is free but the drinks are not.

As ever, thank you so kindly for listening, commenting, and interacting in the chat room or listening later via podcast.

Want to listen to all the Berserk Bobcat Saloon archives in podcast? Go here. Want to watch the past shows on YouTube? Please visit the SHR Media Network YouTube channel here.



Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, for SHR Media Network

Freedom Fest Logo 1Ladies and gentlemen, Freedom Fest 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada officially wrapped up two weeks ago.  My apologies for posting this so late after the fact, but Life happened to intervene as it most certainly always does.

The Freedom Fest is typified as:

FreedomFest is an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank. Founded and produced by Mark Skousen since 2002, FreedomFest invites the “best and the brightest” from around the world to talk, strategize, socialize, and celebrate liberty. FreedomFest is open to all and is purely egalitarian, where speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are treated as equals.

And with that, the SHR Media Network was there — for the second year — to cover Freedom Fest 2016.

SHR MEDIAIt’s no secret that, many years ago, I was in radio.  I started in college radio at WWSU, then worked for other AM and FM stations.  I took any shift I could for any reason I could as many times as I could though few knew me.  After moving back west, I worked for KERS, KEG, KOBO in Yuba City, KNDE and KFBK in Sacramento.  I met Morton Downey Jr and, briefly, much later, a new guy from back east whom I knew was pitching a show.

Sparta Radio BoardThat was “back in the day” when radio consisted of now-primitive analog Sparta boards, a central VU meter, numerous pots, two turntables, a Shure or RCA microphone, two vertical Sparta cart deck arrays, cart holders, and production room editing conducted using Ampex reel-to-reel recorders on metal editing splicing blocks with either vertical or diagonal cuts utilizing razor blades and white splicing tape.

In May, after having corresponded with Sack Heads Radio owner Shaun on Twitter (@EdgeofLiberty) we met, had lunch, and he and co-owner Clint (@SackHeadClint) were willing to try me out on their radio media network.

I thank them for their confidence in me and, with that, I was taken in to the SHR Media Network team (@SHRMediaGroup), which includes two other very important members that I met whilst at the Freedom Fest, to include The Exceptional Conservative and The UnderGround Professor.

Hence my appearance at Freedom Fest on behalf of the SHR Media Network, because they quite closely mirror my beliefs and philosophies.

CnSQcFXUsAANy0OShaun (L) and Clint (R), the great nucleus of the Sack Heads Radio Show.

Both Clint and Shaun, co-owners of SHR Media, are talented, devoted, and have a passion for Conservatism, America, discipline, sacrifice, and the founding documents of this nation.  It also doesn’t hurt that they’re great friends and play off each other wonderfully.  They live by their motto, “Conservative Media, done right.”

Whilst at Freedom Fest, the SHR Media Network team, of which I am now quite luckily an emerging part — with luck — had occasion to interview not only a massive number of Libertarians — including the Chairman of the Libertarian Party itself — but supporters and freedom fighters too numerous to count.

But first, the drive; I had volunteered to transport the SHR Media broadcast equipment in my automobile to Las Vegas whilst Shaun and Clint boarded a Southwest 737.  That drive was a journey unto itself as I had never before driven to Las Vegas and opted to enter Nevada and then, from Reno, drive south on Highway 95.  Yes.  One of the most damned desolate roads I’d encountered.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 355The miles rolled by as did the drudgery and the lack of pee and poo stops.  I was thankful I hadn’t had crab cakes and broccoli the night before or my customary tankard-o-cola to start the morning.  But I knew I was finally approaching civilization when the road opened from two to four lanes and I spied what appeared to be a very small private plane hugging the nap of the earth about a mile to the east.  How very odd and quite dangerous, I thought.  Then it Predator Drone, Prop Drivencrested a tall ridge and disappeared.  Once I passed the ridge there appeared to be an airport or some sort of installation to the east of Highway 95.  The next thing I knew there was a prop-driven Predator drone pacing me southbound paralleling 95, about 150′ above the ground.  It wasn’t a private plane I had watched vanish over a ridge.  It was a Predator drone and I was adjacent to Creech AFB, home of the USAF UAV-Logistic and Training Facility.  I can say this unequivocally: a Predator drone is larger and creepier than I ever suspected.

Because of a somewhat lethargic lack of planning on my part, it took me three passes around Planet Hollywood before I found somewhere to park.  I had apparently rather adroitly managed to completely avoid the proper place to unload my bags and equipment with the help of PH staff and, instead, parked in the voluminous and confusing public garage to the massive Miracle Mile Shopping mall (remember that word: confusing; you’ll see it applied again shortly).

Not knowing quite where the holy hell I was, I exited and walked from one end of the mall to the entire opposite side before locating the PH lobby.  I checked in, told them where my car was stashed and, after pointing and larfing vigorously at me because I could only have parked farther away if I’d stopped in Boulder City, they relented and disgorged directions to their valet service.  All went well — somewhat well — afterwards, having tramped around in 110-degree heat at my advanced and febrile age.

So endeth Tuesday, my driving day.  I had dinner at some forgettable Mexican food place because I could find it from my hotel room on the 12th floor.  The mall was confusing, finding my car was confusing and certainly the interior of Planet Hollywood was confusing as well.  Of course, that is purposeful because, as a gambler, the casino’s goal is to welcome you in, have you spend copious amounts of cash, forget about the time, and waylay you to another table or another locale in which to part you from your cash.  That said, it’s not just Planet Hollywood; it’s been the goal of every casino ever built.

Frankly, the room was great.  Spacious, a king bed, no smoking, lots of Judge Dredd memorabilia stashed around the room and in display cases.  The pièce de résistance?  A wonderful, deep jetted tub in the bathroom.

Clint & Shaun Enroute Las Vegas

Clint and Shaun enroute Las Vegas, as opposed to leaving Las Vegas.

Wednesday saw the arrival of Shaun and Clint, and we gathered the equipment from the back of the Kraut Kar in order to reassemble it in the rotunda of the Planet Hollywood mezzanine.  Ably aided and abetted by Valerie and Mim (shoutout to both!), we were able to — ahem — “liberate” and “acquire” what we needed.  Ahem.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 379 Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 380SHR Assembles the BoothBit by bit the booth took shape as we arranged tables, draping, chairs, signs, banners and the various accoutrements that comprise a burgeoning radio network.

The next day, Thursday, I had occasion to meet two unique radio personalities on the SHR Media Network — Ken McClenton, The Exceptional Conservative, and Dr Michael Jones, the Underground Professor.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 393The effervescent, ebullient and ubiquitous Sir Kenneth McClenton at Freedom Fest.

Ken McClenton lives and broadcasts on the SHR Media Network live and direct from Washington DC, the proverbial belly of the beast, every Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11 PM Eastern, and 6 to 8 PM Pacific.  Ken is on Twitter @MrExceptional1.  Ken’s site says:

Kenneth McClenton is an Urban Conservative whose mission Is to spread the good news of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism and Constitutionalism throughout the world.  Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Ken believes that in order to save the United States, we must mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to save Urban America.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 395Ken broadcasts with Sackheads Shaun running the board, at the SHR Media booth.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 388Ken with Salem Radio Network’s Larry Elder, the Sage of South Central, both displaying astounding sartorial splendor and elegance.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 414Colorado Senatorial candidate Lily Tang Williams and Ken.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 521Ken interviews former presidential candidate Steve Forbes prior to the Bourbon Smackdown.  But wait; more on that in just a bit.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 471Kenneth McClenton, The Exceptional Conservative.

Having never met Ken before, I must say it was a pleasure to encounter he and his wife.  They are two of the kindest and most considerate persons you would ever want to meet.  Ken’s laugh is loud and infectious (necessitating, later, a painful series of injections to counter same).  Truly, if there were ever a Great Guy placed on planet earth by God, it would be Ken.  And, of course, someone should ask Ken two extremely important things: 1) how he managed to acquire the moniker of “Kitten,” and 2) how the interview with Ali’s fight promoter, Don King, went.

It was my next pleasure to meet Michael Jones, the Underground Professor, whose site indicates:

Host Michael Jones comments on political commentary on current events, tidbits from history, comparative religion, literature, philosophic arguments, and scientific progress. Because while current events are important, UGP Radio is about more than entertainment and political intrigue. Our goal is to deliver a liberal arts education through a one hour broadcast every day. Each episode spans a series of subjects that will enable you to draw conclusions, rather than fuel you with talking points. Learn more about the Underground Professor at or catch him on

Once I met Dr Jones, I immediately understood why I overheard some of the Sack Heads personnel — specifically, the personal servants for both Shaun and Clint (Shaun and Clint travel with a retinue of three private assistants each) — say: “they look like twin sons of different mothers” in reference to myself and Dr Jones.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 445Dr Jones, the Underground Professor, live at Freedom Fest (with Ken McClenton).

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 472Dr Jones, possessing three doctorates, always displays a serious and professional mien.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 440Operating under the banner of the Underground Professor.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 523Dr Jones, I presume, interviewing Steve Forbes.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 441Wyatt McKee interviewed by Dr Michael Jones, the Underground Professor.

The Underground Professor, a frightening conglomerate of knowledge packed into his brainulus, can be heard on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 6:00 PM Central — and Sundays at 8:00 PM Central.  You can listen in at blogtalkradio.  Dr Jones can also be found, Saturdays, on WNJC 1360 Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware at 5:00 PM Central.

In all, a great and wonderful time was had.  On the wrap-up night, however, a rather interesting event occurred.  On the cusp of hosting the Bourbon Smackdown at the SHR Media booth in which persons of all stripes — vertical and horizontal — were invited, Steve Forbes ambled towards the booth having just spoken to a massive audience.  He was corraled by the UP and Shaun, whereupon he sat for an interview as documented above.

Shaun mentioned the upcoming Bourbon Smackdown and produced a glistening and pristine glass for Mr Forbes, introducing some Bookers into same.  Mr Forbes, not knowing who the hell we were at all, accepted the glass with grace and proceeded to speak to us and knock back some bourbon.

Please note the glass in the hand of Mr Forbes — a remarkably brave and courageous man.  His bodyguard was a rather nice (and attentive) individual as well, professional and unobtrusive.  We heaved a collective sigh when he decided not to Tase each and every one of us for handing his principal a glass of untested liquid.

20160715_200411Ken, tenuous, awaits the stinging barbs of a Taser gun, knowing the black guy would be the first recipient of any electronic ire.

Steve Forbes Signs Shaun's Booker's Bourbon BoxSteve Forbes was kind enough to sign Sack Head Shaun’s box of Booker’s bourbon — which is now prominently displayed at the SHR studios in beautiful downtown Burbank.


Liquid remnants.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 406In all, it was a grand time and I was made to feel welcome and part of the team, thanks to the gracious and stylish ministrations of Shaun, Clint, Ken and Michael.

Some random photographs and memories of the Las Vegas Freedom Fest 2016, for all to peruse.  Many thanks once more to Valerie and Mim for their timely and appreciated assistance on every level imaginable.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 390Shaun with Larry Elder.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 397 Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 403Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 447The Sack Heads Radio team of teams.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 405Interviewing Mim on the Exceptional Conservative show.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 422Sack Heads Clint, Lily Tang Williams, Dr Jones, Ken and Sack Heads Shaun.  Yes, we liked Lily a lot; she was fun, animated, intelligent, driven and inspiring.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 433Judge Andrew Napolitano at the Freedom Fest — one of the finest speakers I’ve seen.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 475Shaun was kept busy most every hour, posting the shows to the SHR Media Network website, updating the social media, sending out Tweets and attending to Facebook.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 485Steve Forbes interviewed by Dr Jones, with Shaun taking a photo in the background.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 499The SHR team interviews Heather Wagenhals, financial advisor.  Please note the great, toned, ripplingly-muscular calves and legs of Dr Michael Jones.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 502Even Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came to call upon the SHR Media booth.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 504Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 511The SHR Media team interviews George Foreman during the Bourbon Smackdown.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 512Sack Heads Clint speaks to boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 516The conclusion to a great Freedom Fest at Planet Hollywood, as glasses clink during the Bourbon Smackdown.

Samsung Photos As Of 7-24-2016 560Your SHR Media Network team at the 2016 Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, under the Planet Hollywood rotunda — remarkably apropos for BZ.

Shaun & Clint Planet HollywoodBreakfast, before we all head back to our homes at the conclusion of Freedom Fest.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, my most humble thanks to Shaun, Clint, Ken, Michael, Mrs Ken, Valerie and Mim, as I wrap up coverage of the 2016 Freedom Fest.

I look forward to becoming an integral part of the growing SHR Media Network, and to attending next year’s Freedom Fest as well.