If it’s possible to have President Donald Trump, why couldn’t the self-proclaimed king-of-all-media be among the elite arbiters of law? It makes about as much sense to me.
The U.S. Constitution is silent on qualifications to be named to the high court. The president nominates a person, and the Senate then confirms with a simple majority. There is no job description.
The outrageous radio host would add diversity to the bench. He’d be the only non-lawyer — the ultimate outsider, which apparently is what voters want. The court could use a perspective not rooted in the knowledge of law.
Stern has experience as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” becoming the level-headed moderate one on the panel. That’s more than law professors immersed in the theory of the legal system.
Justices Stanley Forman Reed and Robert H. Jackson were the last to leave the Supreme Court without law degrees. Reed served from 1938 to 1957 and was considered a moderate. Jackson, who was a prosecutor of Nazi leaders at the Nuremberg Trials, held his seat from 1941 to 1954. Both attended law school for a year or two, but never finished. Both left solid, respected legacies.
Howard TV, the video arm of the Howard Stern Show, has yet to find a new home. They don’t call him the King of All Media for nothing.
Stern and the previous Howard TV distributor, iN Demand, ended their contract after eight years on the air in 2013.
Stern has said little about the move, saying only that iN Demand would be replaced by a “new approach.” But also noting that change was “not ready to be announced.”
One possible option: Netflix. Executives at Netflix have reached out to Stern’s camp, along with many others, sources said. A company spokeswoman denied that Netflix has been pitched a Stern project.
At stake is more than 2,000 hours from Howard Stern’s old E! show — and nearly as much original programming filmed specifically for iN Demand’s Howard TV channel.
It’s a treasure-trove of frequently obscene awesomeness that is just plain funny.
Recently Mel Karmazin, former CEO of SiriusXM said that Howard “could either sell his company or he could do a ‘Law and Order,’ a ‘Friends,’ a ‘Seinfeld’ and make a whole bunch of money because everyone is in need of content.”
“Howard could also do something, arguably a la Netflix-type,” Karmazin speculated. “It’s original content. He does the video and it could be a TV show that could be available worldwide.”
The Stern Show has been filming interviews and bits since the iN Demand contract expired in 2013. Howard has said very little so far, only alluding to having “something big planned to replace Howard TV.”
George Harvey better known as “Crackhead Bob” to long-time listeners of The Howard Stern Show has died. He was 56-years-old.
The first person in line to buy Howard Stern’s book Miss America in New York. Bob’s name is actually George Harvey but he has trouble saying his own name. Bob had a stroke after smoking some crack and hasn’t been normal since.
George Harvey first joined the Stern Show in 1995 after Howard and his crew noticed him and many of their public appearances.
He had a very bad speech impediment but also became one of the biggest stars on the show. In the summer of 2001 Bob decided not to appear on the Howard Stern show anymore because his personal life took priority at that time. Bob returned to the show on October 18, 2005 after his 4-year hiatus.
“He was a huge champion of our show,” Howard said. “He was always the first in line at any of the signings.”
Within the past year and a half, the Stern Show also lost fellow “Wack Pack” members Eric the Actor, Johnny Fratto and Riley Martin.
The cause of Mr. Harvey’s death remains unknown at this time.
The Stern Show said it best: Gone far too soon. We’ll miss you, Bob.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday got into a heated exchange with a voter who accused him of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“I came from New Jersey to ask this question because it’s so important to me,” said John Davenport, a Fordham University professor who directs the school’s peace and justice studies, during a town hall at Lancaster Elementary featuring the GOP presidential candidate.
“Supporting Assad is a mistake. He’s the reason that ISIS exists in the beginning. What are you doing?” asked Davenport, who based his allegation that Cruz supports Assad on the failure of Congress to remove the Syrian leader from power.
“Now, your question begins with a false premise,” Cruz said to Davenport. “You asked me if I’m supporting Assad. I’m not supporting Assad.”
Cruz said President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led the 2011 NATO effort to topple Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, claiming the intervention created a vacuum that allowed the rise of radical Islamic terrorists. He suggested the same thing would happen in Syria if the U.S. ousted Assad.
Davenport passionately explained that Assad had killed 200,000 innocent Syrians. We have heard these claims before. Saddam throwing babies out of incubators, Putin “kills” journalists, Iran is going to nuke Isreal so we have to attack them, Russia invaded Crimea, Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
University professor John Davenport is not going to sign up and be on the front lines of any wars. He wants your children to fight a foreign war based on his emotions. He has created a narrative in his mind and feels bad, as we all do, about the situation in Syria. Making up figures like “Assad has killed 200,000 innocent Syrians” to add fuel to an already horrifying conflict is evil. The American people are sick of war.
“We will not have a debate, Sir. I will answer it, but I will not have a yelling match,” Cruz said forcefully, as Davenport again tried to get a word in. “Alright, this answer is over,” Cruz shouted as the crowd erupted in applause.
“I want to say how grateful I am to Donald Trump for inviting us here, because the easy thing for him to do is to simply ignore that anybody else cares about veterans, and he’s not that kind of person,” Huckabee said, thanking the frontrunner for the invitation.
Trump introduces John Wayne Walding whose story is told in the book No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan. Walding, who lost his leg in the Battle of Shok Valley, shares several stories of Trump’s kindness toward himself and other veterans.
Trump went on to say that he does not feel good about turning down money. He explained how he’s turned down millions in campaign donations. “Because my whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy. I grabbed all the money I could get, I’m so greedy. But now I wanna be greedy for the United States and grab all that money, I’m gonna be greedy for the United States.”
Trump ended the night by announcing that his organization raised over 6 Million dollars for various veteran organizations.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to The New York Times who implied that he does not have great relationship with radio host, Howard Stern.
In a Sunday opinion column, The Times’ Frank Bruni wrote about how much Trump’s brand is tied to the concept of winning.
Bruni also reflected on what it would do to Trump if he lost Iowa, the first state to weigh in on the Republican presidential primary.
The columnist noted that Trump frequently calls people “losers.” Bruni cited singer Cher, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, commentator Ana Navarro, HBO host Bill Maher, GOP consultant Karl Rove, and Howard Stern.
But Trump insisted he would never call Stern a loser. The Republican front-runner lashed out at Bruni for the “disgusting,” supposedly fabricated notion that he would insult Stern, whom he called his friend. Trump also criticized the “failing” Times for allowing the claim to be printed.
Trump responded on twitter with:
Dope Frank Bruni said I called many people, including Karl Rove, losers-true! I never called my friend Howard Stern a loser- he’s a winner!
Really disgusting that the failing New York Times allows dishonest writers to totally fabricate stories.
t turned out that The Times was actually was referencing Howard K. Stern, the former boyfriend of the late model Anna Nicole Smith, without making it clear which Stern had been insulted.
The writer of the article, Frank Bruni, apologized to both Donald Trump and Howard Stern for the confusion.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald Trump 2 weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
“Are you ready to make America great again?” Ms. Palin said with Mr. Trump by her side at a rally at Iowa State University. “Are you ready to stump for Trump? I’m here to support the next president of the United States – Donald Trump.”
Her support is the highest-profile backing for a Republican contender so far.
“I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement,” Donald Trump said in a statement trumpeting Mrs. Palin’s decision. “She is a friend and a high-quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support.”
Sarah Palin endorsed Ted Cruz during his Senate race in Texas.
“I love Sarah Palin. Without her support, I wouldn’t be in the Senate. Regardless of what she does in 2016, I will always be a big fan,” Cruz said.
“Whats extortionary about Ted Cruz is that he just fulfilling campaign promises.” – Sarah Palin
Artie Lange was interviewed by Maxim magazine last week. He spoke about his relationship with Howard Stern after leaving the show.
What is your current relationship with Howard Stern like?
After I left the show, I went into intensive care for four days. Then I went to a psych ward for three days, and then I got transferred to a rehab. About two weeks after it happened, I got a call at rehab from Howard, and it was very nice. I called him when I got out of rehab, and he called me back. That was in February of 2010. He told me to call back and let him know how I was doing. I took it to mean that maybe they wanted me back as a guest or just to give an update, and I thought I owed them that. I called them about a month later in March 2010. Then I called again and left a message and apologized and said, “This is the last time I’m calling, I won’t bug you any more. Never heard back.
A year and a half later, my book was coming out. I didn’t wanna call them, but I was being respectful of a company, Random House, paying me big cash to write a book. I said, “I’ll at least try.” Just to be a guest on the show and talk about the book, which every fan on Twitter was begging to happen. [Stern show producer]Gary [Dell’Abate] calls back a day later and he says, very coldly, “It’s just not going to happen.” And I regret that I gave him the chance to say that, because I didn’t even want to make the call. I said, “OK” and hung up.
Unbeknownst to me, the book company tries to buy ad time on the show, and this is when I really knew I was persona non grata. Ad sales never turns down anything. It could be dick cream. Random House was gonna pay top dollar, and they turned them down. That’s the first time I ever heard them doing that. Spincterine, where you put a mint in your ass to make it smell better? They took an ad for it. My book, which was No. 1 on the best seller list, they wouldn’t do it because Howard put the kibosh on it personally. I said, “The guy hates my guts.” I wrote him off the way he did me. I really wanted to have that long conversation in person where I said, “I’m sorry for becoming a heroin addict. We were doing great for 7 years. I apologize for that last year when I was a junkie.
The fact that someone I had that relationship with won’t see me in person for ten minutes, it’s astonishingly immature and crazy. It’s surreal to me. – Arite Lange
One of the Howard Stern Show’s great personalities, Riley Martin born May 9, 1946, died on December 22, 2015, at the age of 69. In celebration of his life, Howard Stern and the rest of the crew paid tribute to Martin by reliving old moments and celebrating his life.
The Riley Martin Show was broadcast on Howard 101 from 2006 until 2015. The subject matter for Martin’s show often revolved around his alleged personal experiences with extraterrestrial beings.
Riley describes seven types of extraterrestrial’s who reside in a mothership near Saturn:
The Biaviians, the aliens who have had the most interaction with Martin
The Targzissians, who are malevolent reptilians
The Stagyians, who have a bony, leathery appearance
The Dorians, who resemble blonde-haired, blue-eyed humans
The Insectillians (aka the Skreed), who are “smart bugs” five feet tall
The Nyptonians, who are “water people” with “underwater bases” on Earth
There is also a seventh race of aliens whose name Martin can’t pronounce
Howard talked about how much Martin hated his pay while working for him and said that Martin thought he could be earning much more because of his popularity.
Stern played a bunch of clips throughout his segment remembering Martin especially the fact that he always complained about his salary. The Stern Show also dug up some of their favorite prank calls that were made to Martin and the hilarious manner in which they were handled.
Howard said that Martin was one-of-a-kind and that there would be no one else like him. He gave his final goodbye and the rest of the crew including some of the Wack Pack who paid tribute to their fallen friend.
During an interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump said primary voters should consider where Ted Cruz was born before voting for him. Ted Cruz does not hide the fact that he was born in Alberta, Canada.
“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem.” Trump, discussing Ted Cruz eligibility to run for POTUS.
As you may know, under the Natural-born-citizen clause, The United States Constitution requires the president be a natural-born citizen.
“It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.” Trump added.
Ted Cruz was automatically granted American citizenship at birth since his mother is an American citizen. In an interview with CNN, Cruz responded to Donald Trumps question about his eligibility.
“The legal issue is straightforward, the son of a US citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen.” Cruz answered.
Some background information on the topic. The US Constitution does not define what natural-born citizen precisely means. People have their own opinions but constitutional and legal scholars say the term comprises:
All people born subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including, generally, those born in the United States, those born to U.S. citizen parents in foreign countries, and those born in other situations meeting the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth”.