Thursday, April 22, 2010

THE "ME & VINNIE" GRAND FINALE - APRIL 30th 6-9am on SIRIUS 108 XM 139. The "Me & Vinnie Show" will cease production on Friday April 30th. That will be the last show. After a glorious 2 year run with "Me & Vinnie" and a total of 4 years on Sirius... it is over.

I want to thank all of our listeners for supporting the program. I want to thank you for all your great calls, emails and posts. It was an honor to be a part of your morning. Please stay in touch on F/B and you can always email me at . I will still be live every morning on TRU-tv's IN Session from 9am - noon as well as making many appearances on HLN in the mornings and at night. THANK YOU


Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Your Sex Scandal Bracket Here

Download your copy of the 2010 Sex Scandal Championship Bracket HERE.

And vote for your Round 1 picks HERE. Voting is now open.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nick & Stanley

Nick and the 1994 Rangers

Monday, April 12, 2010

Safety First

Former Federal Air Marshall Robert Maclean joins us by phone to comment on last week's incident with the Qatari diplomat, and the Whistleblower Protection act of 2009. Mr. Maclean was fired in 2006 after he exposed the TSA's plan to remove Marshalls from long distant flights as a cost saving measure. Much more info at


It's tax season. If you haven't filed yet, better hurry up. In the meantime, Chris Hellman is here today from the National Priorities Project. NPP takes the thousands of pages of complicated paper work filed by the government, and provides a simple, clear breakdown of how the government will be spending your tax dollars.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Heeere's Johnny!

Earl J. Braxton, the owner of joins us to discuss the trademark board's recent ruling against him. This litigation has been ongoing since his 1977 case, Carson v. Here's Johnny Portable Toilets, Inc., 810 F.2d 104 (6th Cir. 1987).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Runaway Squad

Each year in the US, more than 1.6 million youths run away from home. Although thousands of runaways are killed or die out in the streets, most overburdened police departments don’t have the resources to meet the parents’ pleas to find them. That’s where former NYPD detective Joe Mazzilli and his team step in. On an on-going, pro bono basis, this dedicated squad tracks and rescues runaways – often extracting them from dangerous situations – and brings them back to their families. With a combination of investigative techniques and connections, street smarts and dogged manhunt experience, the “Runaway Squad” works hard to find these young adults before it’s too late.

Runaway Squad premiers tonight on A&E.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

But is it art?

Our in-house counsel Janell Weinstein stops by today to help us sort through indecent exposure law. In Erykah Badu's controversial new video, she strips naked and collapses near the site in Dallas where President Kennedy was shot. Is it art?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Church Scandal During Holy Week

A bevy of worldwide scandals indicate that Pope Benedict VXI may have played a role in sweeping several allegations of sexual abuse by priests under the rug. Jeffrey Anderson is a Minnesota attorney who has brought suit against the church on behalf of several deaf adults who claim they were abused by a priest several decades ago. Mr. Anderson joins us today by phone. You can view the documents Anderson secured that indicate the Vatican's role in the cover-up HERE.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thanks to Liam Davenport, our Irish piper on Scottish pipes, for dropping by the studio today to help us celebrate.

The OTHER Colleen LaRose

Colleen R. LaRose, AKA "Jihad Jane"

Colleen L. LaRose, not AKA "Jihad Jane"

Colleen LaRose, of Holland Township, NJ was stunned to learn that she shared a name with a notorious indicted terrorism suspect. She was even more stunned to see her face turning up in shoddily produced news reports about her namesake! The good LaRose is the publisher of a new magazine and website, FemmeSpeak, and she joins us today to discuss her new life in the spotlight.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eric Massa will now be known as....

Sergeant Snorkel!!!
Sergeant Snorkel was the comicstrip character Beetle Baily's supervisor. Eric Massa, it has been alleged, tried to "snorkel" a fellow Navy man:

Clarke says that Massa's roommate, Tom Maxfield, was also assaulted. "Tom
lived on upper bunk," Clarke say. "When you're on ship, you're almost exhausted
24-7. So a lot of times you sleep with your uniform on. Tom and Massa shared a
stateroom together. Massa climbed up on the top of his bunk, which is hard to
do--you never crawl up on somebody else's bunk. He wakes up to Massa undoing his
pants trying to snorkel him."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fred Phelps Back in Court

This week the Supreme Court agreed to hear Snyder v. Phelps, involving the Topeka, KS preacher who picketed the funerals of US soldiers. Sean Summers represented Albert Snyder in his 2007 victory over Phelps. The judgement was later overturned, and will now go before the Supreme Court. Mr. Summers joins us this morning on the program.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Time to Enshrine Sully

Our campaign to get Captain Sully inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame begins today. Ron Kaplan, the Enshrinement Director of the NAHF is here to tell us about the induction process.

The 49th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony takes place at the DaytonConvention Center on Saturday, July 17, 2010. This black tie gala iswidely known as "the Oscar Night of Aviation," as it honors and attractsa who's who of the flying community. The Enshrinee Class of 2010 is: Astronaut and Apollo 12 moonwalker,Alan Bean; inventor of aircraft lighting, the late Warren Grimes;business aviation icon and aerial cinematographer, Clay Lacy; and arcticand Alaskan pioneer of flight, the late Noel Wien.

You can call the NAHF at (888) 383-1903.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Amanda Knox Developments

Andrea Vogt is a freelance journalist covering the Amanda Knox murder trial and appeal from Perugia, Italy. She joins us today, after the Italian Courts released a 427 page report on the Knox guilty verdict.

Andrea also joined us last December after the Knox verdict was delivered.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver is suing the producers of The Hurt Locker, alleging that the film's main character is based on him, and that the movie's screenwriter and makers are cheating him out of any acknowledgment or financial participation in the film. Mr. Sarver's attorney, Super Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, joins us today to discuss the case.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hate Groups on the Rise

Mark Potok, Spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center and Editor of the Intelligence Rport, joins us today to discuss his organization's latest report on hate groups in the US.
Southe Poverty Legal Center's map of hate groups in the US. Check out the SPLC's maps and profiles of hate groups.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our good friend, workplace legal expert Robin Bond, is here to help us sort through some thorny workplace legal stories:
-85 year old beer vendor gets fired and sues for age discrimination
-pregnant waitress fired from topless bar sues for discrimination

Friday, February 26, 2010

Nicky Buttons has released a statement...

Nicky Buttons has released a statement regarding the last minute cancellation of his scheduled press conference:

Due to the most horrific weather conditions, I will not be making my ublic
appology today. I appologize to all my friends and listeners who I have let down this morning that were looking forward to hearing what I have to say. Monday, I will be holding a press conference to appologize for..... Well... not showing up to my own public appology of course.. Thank you for your Cooperation, and screw mother nature.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

PR Advise for Nicky Buttons

Media Trainer extraordinaire TJ Walker stops by today to train Nicky Buttons for his big public apology press conference tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The National Enquirer Deserves the Pulitzer

Emily Miller writes for, among other sites. She is spearheading the campaign to get the National Enquirer the recognition they deserve for exposing the John Edwards' scandal. She joins us today to discuss what we can do to help influence the Pulitzer voters.
There's a facebook group you can join.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dad to go to jail for taking daughter to church?

Joseph Reyes and his ex-wife Rebecca are in a bitter custody battle. After violating a bizarre restraining order taking their daughter to church, Joseph Reyes could end up in jail. It's a complicated story. Joseph, and his lawyer Joel Brodsky join us by phone to tell Joseph's side of the story.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dr. Paul Schienberg is a clinical and forensic psychologist. Today he's helping us to paint a picture of Amy Bishop, the Alabama University professor turned killer. How did this nutcase get hired? Is it really possible for someone with such a messy to appear so outwardly normal?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Super Bowl Snacks

Chef Michael Prioetti is here with recipes for you to make at your Super Bowl party. Visit his website for more recipes.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SOS Children's Villages

Heather Paul, the CEO of SOS Children's Villages-USA, joins us on the show today from Santo Domingo, D.R. The SOS villages in Haiti have assumed custody of the 33 orphans that American missionaries allegedly tried to traffick out of the country.

SOS Children's Villages does amazing work around the world to keep families together and to provide housing, food and schooling to orphans. Please visit their website to learn more.

Michael Billy's Gay Superbowl Pics

Monday, February 1, 2010

Renaissance Terrorist?

One the left is Vinnie and Billy at the Renaissance Faire in summer '09. On the right is Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, who was reportedly killed last weekend.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Jerzy Boy Lyrics

Now it's your turn to learn the lyrics. Next time won't you sing along?

Jerzy Boy

From the "sades" down to Camden, all along 95
We'll be looking for some action till we find the perfect vibe
Throwin the dice at AC, sun rises at the shore
Once you take a bite of crazy, you'll be begging me for more

I'm a jersey Boy
I'm a jersey Boy
I'm a jersey Boy
I'm a jersey Boy

Swing up Hoboken, rip down Asbury Park
Every rules gonna be broken when you're swimmin with this shark
I'm champagne taste mixed with Jersey City Street
Gonna take you out dancing and knock you off your feet
I'm a Jersey
BoyI'm a jersey
BoyI'm a jersey
BoyI'm a jersey

BoyDon't look at me like I'm crazy, crazy
I just want you to have a good time
We'll play real hard then get lazy, lazy
Now is that such a crime?

I'm a Jersey Boy

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Joining us with commentary on last night's State of the Union address, it's Obama Girl! It appears she's fallen out of love with the President a bit, and is now much more focused on her jewelry line.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sex Addiction

Writer and recovering sex addict Benoit Denizet-Lewis is here to answer all of your questions about sex addiction. His new book America Anonymous follows eight different addicts (with eight different addictions) for three years.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What's wrong with polygamy?

Most of us are instinctually opposed to polygamy, but it's hard to say why. Open your mind this morning and listen to the arguments of Mark Henkel, polygamy advocate.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Disaster in Haiti

To help, simply text “HAITI” to “90999”and a donation of $10 will be given
automatically to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts, charged to your cell
phone bill. Or you can go online to organizations like the Red Cross and Mercy Corps to make a contribution to the disaster relief

More suggestions on how to help are suggested by the State Department HERE.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Black English"

Garrard McClendon, Chicago area TV host and educator, shares his comments with us on Harry Reid's "negro dialect" remarks. McClendon is the author of Ask or Ax? The African American Guide to Better English.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Darren Kavinoky

California Defense Attorney and Legal Analyst for 'The Insider' Darren Kavinoky is on the phone from California to bring us up to speed on the Proposition 8 gay marriage trial.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Dr. Michael Stone, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and expert on evil, joins us in studio today to diagnose Michael Billy on the spectrum of evil. He is the author of The Anatomy of Evil and was the host of Most Evil on Discovery Channel.