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The Von Haessler Doctrine

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Eric Von Haessler

The Von Haessler Doctrine

The steadfast Libertarian with an open mind, Atlanta radio listeners have been tuning in to hear the commentary and humor of Eric Von Haessler for nearly 20 years. "Think of 'The Von Haessler Doctrine' as The World According to Eric”, says Eric.

The Von Haessler Doctrine S6/E171 - Chicken Little

Topics: Join Eric and the Doctrinaires as they chat about whistleblowing Trump, Demi Mooore’s near-death, Antonio Brown, and much more!
Posted: September 23, 2019

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The Von Haessler Doctrine S6/E170 - The Von Hustler Laugh-In

Topics: Join Eric, Jay Black, and the Doctrinaires as they chat about the Deblasio dropout, resting b-face, puppy yoga, and much more!
Posted: September 20, 2019

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The Von Haessler Doctrine S6/E169 - The Golden Age of Greg

Topics: Join Eric and the Doctrinaires as they chat about the climate strike, the lactation station, Pilot Pete, and much more!
Posted: September 18, 2019

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Tim Andrews doodles during the show everyday. Here is the end result of his efforts. Click the image to see more. 
The Host
Atlanta radio listeners have been tuning in to hear the commentary and humor of Eric Von Haessler for nearly 20 years. He co-founded 'The Regular Guys' show in Los Angeles in 1995 before bringing that show to the ATL and 96 Rock in 1998. 'The Regular Guys' show quickly became a ratings juggernaut and genuine Atlanta radio institution.  After running afoul of the FCC and political correctness one too many times the show left 96 Rock and was revived on Rock 100.5 from 2008 to 2013. Through it all Haessler continued to please audiences as the steadfast Libertarian with an open mind, and the driver of the daily 'News Jog' segment. Eric was—by his own account—the worst stand-up comedian of the roaring 80’s. He began his radio career by producing a Top 40 morning show in the early 90's in Western N.Y. and quickly knew he had found a home for his talents. Radio hasn't been able to get rid of him since. Now Eric is on-air with ‘The Von Haessler Doctrine’, live on News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB. He also creates three shows per week (The Digital Doctrine) that are available only on the WSB Radio app. Von Haessler:  'After leaving The Regular Guys in 2013, I wanted to be smart about choosing my next radio show. I didn't want to do anything without creative control. I've seen too many friends leave a successful show and disappoint themselves and their fans by jumping on to somebody else's idea of good radio. WSB is obviously the best radio station in town and it's just my good fortune that they trust me to do the show I want to do.” 'Think of 'The Von Haessler Doctrine' as -The World According to Eric”, says Von Haessler, “I'm sick and tired of self-righteous people yelling past one another and calling it political debate. I've had enough of political tribes that continually look to undermine one another and call it good governance. It's time to start acting like adults again. Enough of the whining and moaning. It's time to get back to work. It's time to build. That's 'The Von Haessler Doctrine.'' 'In some ways I think of it as a comedy show that tackles serious issues. That can get a bit messy at times… but why not get messy? It's fun!'  - Eric Von Haessler. Email the show at vonhaesslerdoctrine@wsbradio.com.

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I Fired The Walrus (Parody)

Topics: Demented Don and the Donald's latest remake of a Beatles classic!
Posted: September 11, 2019

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Valley Girl (Parody)

Topics: Demented Don and the Donald's came up with yet another hit.
Posted: August 28, 2019

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Nuke You Like a Hurricane (Parody)

Topics: Demented Don has a new take on 'Rock You Like a Hurricane."
Posted: August 28, 2019

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THE DOCTRINAIRES

Jared Yamamoto is the Lead Researcher/Producer for the fastest growing radio show in America, The Von Haessler Doctrine on News 95.5 and AM750 WSB in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Mass Communications, minoring in Political Science. Jared began his professional radio career in Atlanta at iHeart Radio’s 640 WGST as an Associate Producer for the Rob and Dave Show. Jared then moved to Cox Media Group’s WSB Radio in the fall of 2012 and quickly became the Producer of Atlanta’s Evening News with Erick Erickson. While working at WSB, Jared also produced 2012 U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain’s nationally syndicated radio show. Jared is a mainstay at WSB and is plugged in with today’s politics, policies and current events and is happy to share them with you. You can hear Jared daily on WSB with the entire gang from 9-11 in the morning.
Autumn met Eric Von Haessler, and her fellow Doctrinaires, while interning for The Regular Guys Show. Eventually, being the friendly hard worker she is, she started working for the promotions department and soon started doing some local and national commercial spots and jingles. She was also given the opportunity to have a radio show with the prestigious time slot of 2am-6am. Autumn worked with Eric on various projects before returning to college to earn her bachelor's degree in Linguistics, concentrating on teaching English as a second language and learning American Sign Language. These skills are proving to be very helpful for her career in radio. After teaching for a year or two, Eric offered her a spot on his podcast which did pretty well, as far as podcasts go, catching the attention of WSB radio. I'm sure Eric's many years in radio had nothing to do with it. Autumn has listened to WSB since she was in Kindergarten. She literally used to have WSB set as the station to wake her up in the morning to go to school. They used to have a 'typical' type of morning radio show. Did you know that? Autumn did...(when she was five). Autumn couldn't be more proud to be a part of a radio station that has made such an impact on her life and in Atlanta radio.
Tim Andrews began his radio career in 1989 working for WNBT-FM in Wellsboro Pennsylvania. After that he moved onto country radio doing “The Cooking Country” show on WQIX-FM in Elmira, NY. Tim moved to Atlanta in 1996 where he got a job with the late Z-93 and eventually made his way to 96 rock where he joined Eric Von Haessler as a producer for The Regular Guys Show. In 2015 Tim left radio to work for Ammazza Pizza in Atlanta. Eric enticed Tim back to radio with promises of laughter, fun, hard work, and the chance to hang out with English Nick. When he's not working Tim likes to have fun with his two dogs cat and lovely girlfriend. He likes comedy, animation, pop-culture, being a fly in the political ointment, and spending way too much time on the Internet. Tim is available for birthday parties or any voiceover need you may have and also hosts a podcast of his own called Radio Labyrinth. Most importantly, Tim loves you!
English Nick has been on Rock Radio in Atlanta since 1999 starting and worked with Eric Von Haessller for the first time during their time together at WKLS 96 Rock. Eric and Nick remained friends ever since and now are so excited to be working together on News 95.5/750 AM WSB. Nick’s is still “talking up the records” as Eric calls it on 97.1 The River 7pm to midnight Monday through Friday. He also is a co owner of Dr Bombay’s tea shop in Candler Park! Nick presents “Outrage Corner” every week on the Von Haessller Doctrine so if you've got some outrage to share, get it to him.
It took Greg three months to write his bio, putting it off by claiming to be busy, though he never really gave any insight into what that meant. When he finally did send something, this is what it read: 'You want to know more about me? Why? What does it matter? Does anyone really care? Just writing about myself and putting it out there as if people are interested is self-serving. People will probably read it and think, 'This guy is a jerk to think I have any regard to his existence.' So, I'd rather not make that assumption. If someone really wants to know more, they can email me. I'll gladly respond to them. When I'm not busy.' After several requests for something a bit more in-depth (most of which were ignored), we received this at 3:37 one morning: 'Okay. I'll write about my radio experience, hopefully quelling any idea I'm a complete fraud. ''I started as an intern for the Regular Guys in January of 2001. It was there I formed a friendship with Eric, though that was quite an uphill battle, as Eric was initially cold and excluding. Maybe it was the backwards baseball hat and ball bearing necklace I would wear at the time. If I saw a guy like that, I would've been cold and excluding too. Eventually I won him over by fooling him into thinking I was funny and smart. ''While interning, the company that owned 96Rock launched a small alternative rock station - 96.7 The Buzz. Being a cheap corporation, they didn't want to hire any real talent, assuming they could get kids around the station to fill out the on-air roster for low pay and promotional items. They were right. I put together a demo and once again I fooled someone into thinking I was funny and smart. Dekker was born. 'Dekker' was the fake name I had to use on the air, as my real name wasn't 'edgy' enough to be a rock 'n' roll DJ. I hated the name Dekker. ''After a few years, I made the jump to 99X, where someone thought I was funny and smart, offering me the night shift. This was the big time. I was ready. I brought my 'A' game. It was going well, until the station was sold and new ownership thought I was too funny and too smart. I was taken off the air for being too creative. Their words, not mine. ''Realizing I was pretty good at tricking people into thinking I was funny and smart, I moved to New York. The next victim of my misrepresentation was WRXP, a new rock station that had launched in the city. It was fine. I was a weekend and fill-in jock. I got to use my real name on the air. The station's transmitter was on top of the Empire State Building, which meant my voice emitted from up there, which I thought was pretty cool. The station was eventually sold and the format was flipped, so we all lost our jobs. Think about that: A whole staff cut because some crazy man convinced a group of well-to-do people who wanted more money that he could deliver that to them if they invested in a news station with an entertainment tilt. Ultimately, the joke was on him, as the station miserably failed. I appreciated his ability to fool others on such a large scale, though. ''Afterward, disenchanted with the industry, I got into video production. I still do that. But Eric pulled me back into radio, and I'm glad he did. It helped me realize that I might actually be funny and smart. Maybe.'
Eric calls me the Pilot of The Von Haessler Doctrine, I make sure they get the show off the ground at 9am and land safely at 12pm. Working on my 22nd year at WSB. In radio 30 years.  Married 25 years. S. Air Force veteran. 34 year old daughter, Sarah won the Mrs. Nebraska America title in 2017. Most enjoyable hobby is powerlifting, helps me carry more guns and ammo. I’m Erick’s go-to source of info for weaponry questions.

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  • A Missouri mom warned others not to leave aerosol cans in their vehicles after she said a can of dry shampoo exploded in her daughter's car, shooting through the sunroof and landing 50 feet away, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news  Christine Bader Debrecht took to Facebook last week after she said her daughter left an aerosol can of dry shampoo in the closed middle console of her car during hot weather in Missouri. She said the can exploded, shattering the vehicle's sunroof and flying into the air. 'It blew the console cover off of its hinges,' Debrecht wrote. 'I just want to remind you (and your kids) to heed those warnings on products you may be using. Please don't leave aerosol cans (and especially dry shampoo, as this seems to be an issue with some brands) in your car! I am so grateful that no one was hurt.' Debrecht told KSDK and  ABC News that her family first believed something fell from the sky after her husband noticed the damage done to the 2018 Honda Civic hatchback. 'We were shocked and bewildered. We had no idea what had happened,' she told ABC News. 'We couldn't believe it had done so much damage. We still can't believe it. She told KTVI she was grateful her 19-year-old daughter wasn't in the vehicle when the incident happened. 'Don't leave aerosol cans in your car,' she told told KSDK. 'It's not something we think about every day.
  • Four men are accused of abducting a Maine man at gunpoint, forcing him to strip naked, and then shooting at him as the man attempted to escape by running down a road, police said Monday, >> Read more trending news  Ajoung M. Malual, 22, of Westbrook, Maine, Mahdi B. Ali, 23, of Boston, Noh Y. Okubazghi, 20, of Boston, and Samson S. Samsom, 22, of Minneapolis, were charged with drug trafficking and may face other charges, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Each man is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond apiece, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies said they received reports of gunshots fired at a naked man about 1:30 a.m. Monday, WMTW reported. When deputies located the 39-year-old Naples resident, he told them he was taken at gunpoint from his home and put into a trunk, the Sheriff's Office said in its news release. He told deputies he was taken to an area and told to strip naked, and at that point began running through the woods while he was being shot at, deputies said. The victim gave deputies a description of the vehicle, which was located in Windham and stopped by authorities, the Sheriff's Office said. The four men in the vehicle were detained and subsequently arrested, deputies said. The victim, who was wounded, was taken to an area hospital and is in stable condition, deputies said.
  • What was an exciting celebration for one Texas couple became the subject of criticism on Twitter. The New York Post reported Jonathan Joseph and Bridgette Joseph were at Capital of Texas Zoo in Cedar Creek, Texas, where they enlisted the help of Tank the hippo for their gender reveal. >> Read more trending news  Video was posted to the zoo's Facebook page, but not before going viral on Twitter, where Ana Breton, a filmmaker, posted a screen recording of a TikTok post of the gender reveal. 'I did it. I found the worst gender reveal,' she tweeted Saturday. Time reported that the video showed Tank chomping on a watermelon, which revealed a blue color, meaning the couple is expecting a boy. Criticisms soon followed. 'The whole reveal concept is just completely stupid to begin with, but I guess you can make it even dumber,' one person tweeted. 'That person's baby is not remotely important enough to feed a hippo 10 pounds of food coloring,' another person replied. On Sunday, Breton said she got in contact with Bridgette Joseph, although it's not clear if Bridgette Joseph reached out to Breton to respond or not. 'While I’m not a fan of gender reveals, it was not my intention to bring darkness to their special day,' Breton tweeted, which included a response from Bridgette Joseph. 'This was one of the happiest days of our lives,' Bridgette Joseph said, according to Breton's tweet. 'With the help of the zoo and the amazing Tank the hippo, we learned that we are having a baby boy. After many years of raising our beautiful young lady, we decided to try for another baby. It took some time and some extra money in fertility treatments, but we finally got pregnant!' Bridgette Joseph said she and her husband would have been happy to have another girl, but for them, it would have meant they 'would have had to keep tying for a boy.' Michael Hicks, the director of the zoo, told The Post the Jello-O was not harmful to Tank, despite what some said on social media. 'This is the same Jell-O people feed their kids. It's totally harmless,' zoo director Michael Hicks told the tabloid. Hicks said the hippo wasn't forced into the gender reveal. 'You can't make a hippo do anything. He weighs 4,000 pounds,' Hicks said. 'He enjoyed it as much as anybody else did.
  • Officials in an Iowa city said the U.S. Department of Transportation has asked the city manager to remove multi-colored sidewalks, according to KCCI. >> Read more trending news  Ames officials said they received a letter from the USDOT's Federal Highway Administration, explaining the crosswalk at Fifth Street and Douglas Avenue did not meet codes and requested its removal 'as soon as it is feasible,' the television station reported. The crosswalks, installed earlier this month, feature a minority-inclusive rainbow on Douglas Avenue, KCCI reported. The crosswalks on Fifth Street feature gender non-binary colors on the east crosswalk and pride transgender colors on the west crosswalk, the television station reported. Ames officials said the FHWA's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices prohibits the use of anything but white paint in crosswalks, adding that colored crosswalks and multi-colored crosswalks were not allowed. Ames officials are contesting the request. “I note that the FHWA’s letter included a “request” -- not a demand -- for the City to remove the colored crosswalk markings,' Ames City Attorney Mark O. Lambert told KCCI. 'This is not a lawful order or demand by a federal agency, it is merely a request.”
  • While this is only the first part of the Golden Ray and the St. Simons Sound incident, there remains a lot of work to do, threats to the environment, hazards to the people and to the Port of Brunswick continue to be addressed through a unified command,' said U.S. Coast Guard Captain John Reed, Charleston sector Coast Guard commander.   While an ongoing review and investigation unfolds of a fire and the subsequent capsizing of the South Korean automobile transport tanker, the Golden Ray, off the Georgia coast, you can bet millions that the ship's owner, automobile manufacturer/shipper and insurer were all hoping that there were some very experienced hands at the wheel the night that this massive cargo ship fell over on its side.
  • Chicago police have captured a man suspected of nearly killing an officer over the weekend, three days after he is accused of shooting a 28-year-old woman in the back as he rode a bicycle near downtown. Michael Blackman, 45, was in critical condition Sunday after he was shot during an armed confrontation with police, authorities said Sunday. As of Monday morning, he had been charged with four counts of attempted murder, according to Anthony Guglielmi, chief communications officer for the Chicago Police Department. A news conference was slated for later Monday to provide more details, but a time had not been set.  Blackman was captured Saturday afternoon, several hours after he allegedly shot a 40-year-old police officer on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago Deputy Police Chief Brendan Deenihan said Blackman was caught after investigators who were canvassing the Englewood community, where the officer’s shooting took place, obtained surveillance footage that showed Blackman fleeing through a vacant lot several blocks away. The footage did not show him leave the lot. Detectives and patrol officers descended upon the area, Deenihan said. “When they went to go search that lot, this defendant popped up,” Deenihan said. “This is when the gun battle ensued between the defendant and the officers.” Blackman ran over some railroad tracks, where he encountered more officers. Additional shots were fired, and Blackman was struck multiple times. “He has eight holes in him at this time and a broken femur,” Deenihan said. Watch Deputy Police Chief Brendan Deenihan talk about the shooting and capture of Michael Blackman below.  Blackman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the same hospital where the officer he is accused of shooting was rushed earlier that morning. No officers were injured in the second encounter with Blackman, Deenihan said. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference Saturday that the 16-year veteran officer who was shot serves on the department’s fugitive apprehension team. The team, which was looking for Blackman in connection with Wednesday’s bicycle shooting, went shortly after 8:30 a.m. that morning to a home in the 1900 block of West 65th Street, where Blackman was believed to be hiding, Johnson said. >> Read more trending news  When members of the team knocked on the door, Blackman ran out the back of the house, where the injured officer and his partner were stationed, Johnson said. “At that time, a physical struggle ensued, followed by an armed confrontation,” Johnson said. The unnamed officer was shot in the groin and in the lower leg, doctors said. Fellow officers loaded him into a patrol car and rushed him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. He was in stable condition Saturday afternoon. “It is reported that the injured officer had the self-awareness to apply his own tourniquet, as his partner maintained pressure on the gunshot wound on the way to the hospital,” the superintendent said. Guglielmi tweeted that the officer lost nearly a third of his blood volume. “He came basically bleeding to death,” trauma surgeon Dr. Jane Kayle Lee said during Saturday’s news conference. “He had already lost a significant amount of blood and was taken emergently to the operating room for surgery.” Lee said the officer had a hole in one of the largest veins in his leg. She was able to repair the injury. The surgeon said the bullet to the officer’s groin remains in his body. The gunshot to his leg was a “through-and-through” wound, with both an entrance and exit wound. The officer suffered significant fractures to his leg when that bullet tore through his body, Lee said. His leg was splinted for the time being, but he will need additional surgery. “I do expect that he will have a good recovery,” Lee said. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who met with the man’s family at the hospital, said the shooting is a reminder of the sacrifice police officers make every day to protect the city’s residents. She also praised the work of the officer’s colleagues in the fugitive apprehension unit. “Their quick work saved this officer’s life,” Lightfoot said. She asked the public to pray for the officer’s full recovery. “I ask that all Chicagoans continue praying for the officer and his family throughout his recovery,” Lightfoot said at the news conference. “Also, keep all of our first responders in our thoughts and prayers because, as the superintendent said, and we see on a daily basis, they run to danger to protect us.” Like the officer, the woman Blackman is accused of shooting on Wednesday is expected to survive. According to The Chicago Tribune, the woman was headed to lunch with co-workers around noon in the city’s Fulton Market District when she was shot by a man on a bicycle. Watch police and city officials, along with medical personnel, speak below about the Saturday shooting of a Chicago police officer.  “Based on the information we have right now, the shooter passed by a group of individuals and went directly to her to extend his arm and fire one single gunshot,” Johnson said at the time, according to the Tribune. “Appears right now the victim may have been targeted by the offender.” As the gunman fled the scene, the woman was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition, the newspaper said. Her condition was unknown Monday. Police officials released still images and video the day of the shooting that showed the alleged gunman riding his bicycle near the scene of the shooting. Guglielmi tweeted Friday that detectives had been given a tip to go to a bicycle shop, where they discovered security footage that showed a man fitting the description of the shooter getting his bike fixed about an hour before the woman was shot. The clearer images, which show a man later identified by police as Blackman, offer a full view of the man’s face as he stands at the counter. At one point, he takes off his black Nike baseball cap and wipes his head with paper towels. He is seen standing and chatting with the employee working on his bike and leaning on the counter, his wallet out, as he pays his bill. The man smiles several times as he talks to the worker. Blackman was identified as a suspect in Wednesday’s shooting based in part on the images from the bike shop, Johnson said. His motive in the woman's shooting was unknown as of Saturday. The superintendent declined to speculate on Blackman’s state of mind but pointed out that he was accused of shooting two people, including a police officer. “Obviously, this is not a person that should be walking the streets of Chicago,” Johnson said Saturday while Blackman was still at large. “He’s a dangerous individual. There’s no hiding that.” Blackman has an extensive criminal history dating back to 1991, Johnson said Saturday. His previous charges range from burglary and domestic battery to drug charges. He remained hospitalized in police custody Monday morning.