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The Thunderbolt
Metacognitive Dissonance*
Weekly Program
 Dancing Angel Media  Contact Contributor
Oct. 12, 2023, midnight

This week’s archive Thunderbolt starts off by exploring the ‘Dunning-Kruger Effect’, wherein some people are utterly incapable of judging the level of their own utter incompetence — and so, in order to be truly objective, for this week’s show, we have assumed that Mr. Thunderbolt himself suffers from the Dunning-Kruger effect — and we report accordingly!

For instance: We start right off by pointing out some of the good things about the Rump presidency! A high bar indeed!

Then, when we report on how California State Assembly Leader Anthony Rendon (a Democrat) has single-handedly killed a bill that would have introduced single payer health care for the residents of the State of California — and in compensation for my Dunning-Kruger effect, we then point out how that is actually a good thing too!

After that we expose the numerous false flag attacks happening in relation to the Syrian madness — and how the Rump even tried to issue a false flag warning about an upcoming false flag attack — and how due to our ‘Dunning-Kruger’ symptoms, we simply didn’t know up until now how even that is actually a good thing as well! Happy, happy!

The Toothless Old Grandpa describes how the Rump — or any president, for that matter — is largely helpless when it comes to shaping American foreign policy — a good thing (unless your foreign policy is being shaped by a criminal gang of psychopathic murderers, anyway…)

Next, we celebrate a noted Northwest icon, the Banana Slug! Stand proud, Cascadia! We’re the only place that’s got em!

For the title piece this week, we describe how the Rump is sharpening the skills of foreign diplomats by challenging them to explore their creative instincts whilst attempting to gain the ear of anyone in the Rump’s administration — and then we encapsulate our ‘Dunning-Kruger’ episode of the Thunderbolt by riffing on George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign slogan in 1988: “Don’t worry! Be happy!”

Then we switch gears and end this weeks News & Commentary section with a contemplation upon the fact that love is a verb — and that verbs require action. (Dunning-Kruger notwithstanding.)

Curves, swerves, and unexpected detours in this week’s Thunderbolt! Fasten your seat belts…
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*The News & Commentary section of this week’s show originally aired on August 5th, 2017

This program is best listened to at high volume over high-quality headphones


Part 1:

Disclaimer / Station ID

TB Intro
Music: Focus

Metacognitive Dissonance
Music: Donald Trump with Ray Bolger & Judy Garland — Liverpaw — United Black Aryan Front — Bruce Haack — Frank Morgan, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger & Jack Haley — Liverpaw

Career Move
Music: Coldcut

Don't Worry! Be Stupid!
Music: Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Imperialism Squared
(Featuring the Toothless Old Grandpa)
Music: Anania Ngoliga with Béla Fleck


Part 2:

Disclaimer / Station ID

Banana Slug Crossing
Music: Atomic Jefferson

False Flags Within False Flags
Music: Boys Don't Cry — Bernard Herrmann — Mike Oldfield

Love is a Verb
Music: Mike Oldfield


Music Intro

Fall of the Peacemakers
by Molly Hatchet

Credits / Disclaimer / Promo
Music: Jethro Tull


‘Bonus 6’ KHUH & FRO Only:


by Sweet Honey in the Rock


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