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It was on this day, October 16, 1992, that singer Sinead O’Connor was booed off the stage at a Madison Square Garden show honoring Bob Dylan.  The crowd was reacting to O’Connor’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live” two weeks earlier then she ripped up a picture of the pope.

A judge has banned from the pulpit a pastor who confessed to having sex with members of the congregation and neglecting to tell them he had AIDS.  The Rev. Juan McFarland is being forced to hand over the keys to the church and his Mercedes this afternoon in Montgomery, Ala.  How much can you find wrong with that scenario? 

Clowns of American International – a club for amateur and professional clowns - are speaking out against “American Horror Story: Freak Show” claiming that the show, which is filmed in New Orleans, is giving clowns a bad image!  “Twisty,” an evil clown featured in the show, is a frightening clown that is not happy with the traveling freak show.  Are you afraid of clowns?

The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding that some pastors give any sermon dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.  If the pastors fail to turn over the sermons – they could be held in contempt of court.  Should pastors be allowed to preach against homosexuality?

An NPR report says that a breed of crawfish native to the northwestern U.S. has invaded streams in Scotland, killing the native fish population.  Fishermen in Scotland report that the waters are so abundant with crawfish that a person could walk on their backs from one bank to another!  Law requires Scottish people to kill any crawfish they catch and the preferred method is to stomp on them! We react to that the way the Scottish would react to news that our laws required Americans to stomp on haggis!  The Scottish don’t eat crawfish – we love crawfish.  What is something people eat – but no matter how good they say it is – you still won’t eat it?

A newspaper cartoon titled, “Love Is…” is being blasted for what some say is the wrong message about rape in our culture.  In Tuesday’s syndicated “Love Is…” cartoon, a panel of male and female cartoon characters appear above the caption, “Love is…knowing that ‘no’ means ‘maybe’ and ‘maybe’ means ‘yes.’”  In your world – does “no” mean “maybe?”

The Saints are back after their bye week!  The Saints travel to Detroit to play the Lions – a team with the top-ranked defense.  In spite of a disappointing 2-3 start to the season – the Saints have the #2 ranked offense.  Brees says this is the time for the Saints to make their run.  Will they?

Ebola Update:  The flood of new information about Ebola continues every day – hyping fear in some – but causing others to reject the fear of an Ebola outbreak in America.  Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, now says they are not sure how the nurses in Dallas caught to virus.  Has your fear grown – faded – or remained the same?  Has the threat of Ebola spreading in the U.S. changed you in any way?  What’s the wildest conspiracy theory you’ve heard about Ebola?


SCOOT'S Podcasts
Scoot: Is Ebola turning you into a germophobe?
Now that a second hospital worker who cared for the Ebola patient who died in Dallas has contracted the deadly disease, are you becoming a germophobe? For those of us who have admitted we are germophobes, our lives will not really change. But will...
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Scoot: Does Ebola have a new face?
Does an attractive 26-year-old nurse contracting Ebola in the United States change the face of the disease? When Nina Pham, a nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with Ebola even after wearing protective gear, the idea...
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Scoot: Two teachers, one student
The arrest report in the case of the two Destrehan teachers accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student has been released by police. The report indicates that the teachers allegedly "had consensual intercourse with a 16-year-old juvenile." The...
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Scoot: Do you have a 'right to die?'
We have the freedom to make many choices in America, but only three states – Oregon, Washington and Vermont – grant individuals the right to die. A 29-year-old woman with a brain tumor has chosen November 1 as her "deathday." Brittany...
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Scoot: 4-year-old passes out heroin at day care
In a society that continues to embrace the concept that individuals are not accountable for their actions, the debate over holding parents accountable for their children gaining possession of guns or drugs rages on. Police in Selbyville, Delaware have...
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Scoot: Why an FCC ban on "Redskins" is scary
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a petition calling for the agency to ban the name "Redskins" from the airwaves. The nickname of the Washington Redskins of the NFL is considered a derogatory term by many and the recent...
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Scoot: Did 16-year-old know it was wrong to have sex with teachers?
Two female teachers at Destrehan High School face charges of having sexual relations with the same 16-year-old male student from the school. Shelley Dufrense was arrested Tuesday and Rachel Respess turned herself in to Kenner police Wednesday. Kenner...
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Scoot: Something is wrong with the Saints
There is a general rule that changes in a teenager’s personality could be a sign that something significant is wrong with them, or at the very least, that something has changed. Football teams have collective personalities that are defined by...
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Scoot: Young Muslims Denounce ISIS
The temptation to label all Muslims as terrorists and evil people seems overwhelming from my perspective of hosting a radio talk show.  When a topic revolving around Muslims or Islam is discussed, it has become predictable that there will be callers...
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Scoot Blog: Do the Saints lack a "killer instinct?"
In the 3rd quarter of the Saints - Vikings game Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome – a fan in front of me so captured my mood and the mood of many of the fans that I took a picture.  This Saints fan began reading the complimentary...
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