It's Halloween Week! Jacob is picking the most "creative" comment to get a signed copy of Threshold- what's yours?

jacob burger KingJacob Pizza
Jacob Madoff
jacob bankster


Brian (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

This photo brought Goldman Sachs to mind. I think they should change their name to Golden Sacks because that is what they carry their bonuses in.

Elba Hinojosa (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Speaking of Banker doing bad things and getting away with it, in places like San Diego where the housing market has been on an "incline", they are inflating prices by holding properties and creating a bidding war of the selected inventory. Despite the fact that there are tons of houses out there that could be for sale, they are creating a perceptive lack of properties for sale to increase the prices. They are, again, manipulating the market!!!! So now San Diego is one of three cities whose housing market seems to be getting better, but in reality it isn't. Is this the free-market Ian Ryan speaks of........

J.J. (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

"I'm gonna make Libermann an offer he can't refuse."

Halloween fun!

Carl (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Bonasera: I believe in America. America has made my fortune. She has raised me in the Her fashion. She gave me Freedom, for which I'm eternally grateful. But I never thought she would dishonor Her extended family. She found a boyfriend, Lieberman, who is not a Progressive. She went to the movies with him; she stayed out late. I didn't protest. Two months ago, he took her for a drive, with four other friends... Boehner and McConnell, as well as those savage, brutal Whips Cantor and Kyl. They made her drink whiskey. And then they tried to take advantage of her. She resisted. She kept her honor. So they beat her, like an animal. When I went to the hospital, her nose was a'broken. Her jaw was a'shattered, held together by wire. She couldn't even weep because of the pain. But I wept. Why did I weep? She was the light of my life. Now Her task of endowing Freedom... for me, for everyone... is failing. These boys prevent everything that is good and right and just to happen to America. So I went to the police, like a good American. These five boys were brought to trial. The judge sentenced them to three years in prison - suspended sentence. Suspended sentence! They went free that very day! I stood in the courtroom like a fool. And those five bastards, they smiled at me. They said they would want to harm America again for speaking out. For speaking out! Then I said to my wife, for justice, we must go to Don Corleone.

Tim From Los Angeles (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

What great costume choices. Jacob is a great talent KPOJ needs to keep forever! Great get up Jacob! You are the best!!!!!

Dominique from Albuquerque (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago


Slipped into the eternal question
for Halloween's ghostly threshold,
the question behind Jacob's banker
and his king rings singly:
Am I wearing the costume
or is the costume wearing me?

Randy, Englewood CO (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

" I am going to tie Lieberman up and make him listen to this 3 hour tape of Randi Rhodes......BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA............

Ran from Arlington, TX (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Please . . . free-marketeers have thrown the favorite lackey to the forefront. Sure, he's a shill. So are most of his colleagues on the Hill. The shame of it all is there is no shame: the sociopaths try it once, they'll try it again and again until they get what they want. Can we all agree on a good housecleaning? Vote the bums out! And for you Firefly fans, we should aim to misbehave.

rewinn (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

The fastest growing minority in our United States of America are Underemployed-Americans.

Underemployed Americans are seriously discriminated against. We have little access to health care, we are kept out of the best housing, we are shunned socially.

Look around you. Maybe your sister is in love with an Underemployed American. How does that make you feel? Be honest with yourself. You probably think that you're a fair-minded person, but would you discourage your sister from marrying an Underemployed American? Maybe you're thinking, "Oh yes, they're in love and that's nice, but think of the children!"

Underemployed Americans are a diverse groups; we come from many backgrounds. Some have been underemployed for generations, others come to it still holding briefcases. Many feel such shame in being Underemployed that they deny it, even to themselves.

The majority, who we like to call "Temporarily-Employed-Americans", often have trouble understand issues that face Underemployed-Americans. "Why can't you just work harder!" they may say, "Get more education, and you can do better!"

We must understand the prejudices of the TEAs. After all, many of us were one of them at some time, and others are simply afraid of becoming one of us. They don't understand that not everyone can become an MBA, a lawyer or a software engineer; and even those people now are joining our ranks.

Underemployed Americans must be honest about divisions within our own group. Those who have jobs, however unsuitable or abusive, frequently look down on those with no jobs at all. "I may be working contract labor with no benefits or security," you may think, "I may be living paycheck to paycheck and can't afford a vacation, and a major illness would bankrupt me. But at least I'm better than those who doesn't have any work at all!"

These divisions have a purpose: they keep us from recognizing our common problems. When Underemployed-Americans are scattered and divided, we are powerless, economically, politically and socially. When we who have badly-paid jobs look down on we who have no jobs, we are weaker. When an employed moves some jobs offshore, those who lose their jobs are cut off from the remaining Temporarily-Employed-Americans, so that there is no way in which they can make common cause. Indeed, the TEAs can be rallied against their former friends and co-workers!

Many Underemployed Americans are so ashamed of our status that we try to pass as Employed-Americans. There are many ways to do this, but the most important is to deny it. Tell people, "I'm between jobs" or simply lie about your status. You can dress like a Temporarily-Employed-American, and few can tell the difference. When the time comes to pay for the drinks, just whip out your credit card. What the heck? You are hopelessly in debt anyway, what is another round going to cost you? At least no-one can guess that you have the shame of being an Underemployed-American.

In most social situations, people will turn away from the topic if it's brought up anyway.

It's time to STOP BEING ASHAMED! It is NOT SHAMEFUL to be an Underemployed American. You have NOT chosen to be this way; you're as good as the RAT BASTARDS who sent your job overseas. You are as patriotic as the pigs who take home million dollar paychecks for running their companies into the ground. You've met the guys in the executive suites; most of them are as dumb as stumps but have one thing you don't: a complete lack on love for our great nation. If they can make a few more bucks by sending Americans into poverty, they do it with a smile.

You can be PROUD you are not one of those. You have a heart, you have a soul, and you love our country. You would never move YOUR headquarters to the Cayman Islands just to duck your responsibilities.

So what are you going to do?

SuperMike7578 (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

I love the gangster outfit because it makes me think of the Godfather which reminds me that Joe Lieberman's wife wakes up every morning with a horse's ass in her bed.

rewinn (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Photo on the left:

A political coalition can be sewn together from disparate parts, but you should never get the brains from a jar labelled "Abbie Normal"

thomadmin (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Goodness me Jacob - do people actually work with you on the show? !

Tamar (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

At first you moved to the top of my favorite radio show list because you always present both sides of the debate. I was getting really sick of switching back and forth between your show and Rush’s ……(tilts head slightly and thinks how much I dislike his argumentative, belligerent tone) ….in order to stay dually informed. If that wasn't enough to make you the top radio show, NOW all those wasted hours surfing the web for Halloween costume ideas are over. I need only to tune into your radio show, click into your website, and view Jacob's borage of outfit ideas and my day is complete. Stay at home mom's around the world salute you. (My son is eating the cats tail, must go!!)

brian a. hayes (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

i look at Jacob as the king. frankenstein monster in prison garb and the banker it make me think of fundamentalism in religions. the king is always right the master the follower are like monsters in prison. and the money being made in the name of religion

Leah Tedesco (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Frankenstein's Monster represents our monstrously criminal, out of control economy.

The Bankster represents the criminals who are taking advantage of said economy.

The Burger King represents the resulting would-you-like-fries-with-that job market.

brian a. hayes (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

another one i see is the eight years of bush administration. bush as the king of the united states the demonising of all prisoners at git-mo and all the people that made tons of money because of king bush while others suffered in the name of neo conservatism.

betty hopperstad (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Through the looking glass we see the king, the serf, and the corportate kingdom, exposed for all to see.

Camille (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

hank you Jacob Bankster
For highlighting the crime
For realizing the real robbers will never do the time

Thank you Jacob Burger King
Thank you Jacob Royal
I wish all the kings and banksters could be flame broiled

Thank you Jacob Madoff
For giving back the gold
Your generous spirit brings the warm in with the cold

"Most Talented" in High School
I could sing and I sang
I could draw and I drew
But I couldn't for the life of me do Halloween like you!

Marvin Heinemann (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

In America we "Kings" can have it any way we want!!!!! You the people will just have to suffer as we rewrite the constitution for OUR benefit!!!! It's money that RULES!!!!

Gerald Socha (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Thom's second hour was devoted to Afghanistan. Here is an article by Glenn Greenwald.

Gerald Socha (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Jacob really frightens me.

Great costumes!

I guess the kid in us never really leaves us.

Sisco (not verified) 13 years 22 weeks ago

Results are in!
Surgery is our only option!
Heads will drop! Screams abound!
Corporations undergo loss of limbs!
Capitol groups expand waiting list for donors!
Growling "pets" seek bloody revenge!
Shadowy Ghouls illuminate their ilk.
Creepy morys disintegrate followers.
Slimy forms absorb gooey evil doers.
All is still; all is light; all is new; all is right!
Awake! A new world awaits!
Walk through the THRESHOLD!
Young and Old!

cathie2424 (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

Jacob, you just put the ! on the past 30yrs we have lived through, yes it has been a running halloween and no treats just tricks. You have put our government in the outfits they designed themselves. THANK YOU

brian a. hayes (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

in the last picture of jacob i see the cycle of jacob life to where he started to where he is now as a happy person doing a job to help his feloow man

brian a. hayes (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

maybe all the pictures are the human revolution of jacob's life as a kid he felt like a king as a teenager felt like a monster in prison then the pursuit of money and fame to the content happy person working for the happiness of others

ProgressiveJim (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

I think President Obama is looking more and more like your Burger King costume. I picture him handing me a Whopper with one hand and my change, one penny, with the other. I don't even get my two cents in before he feeds me his lies. This health care "reform" sure isn't the "change" the American people were looking for when we elected him !!!!!
What a disappointment !!!!!

Leah Tedesco (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

...and to follow up on my original comment: The pizza represents the slice of the pie that we are all forced to try to grab.

mathboy (not verified) 13 years 21 weeks ago

I think the pizza costume makes a good food pyramid, and not just by shape. It has grains, vegetables, and meat, and you can put pineapple on it for fruit.

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millermax10 12 years 49 weeks ago

Talk about a fearsome foursome of choices for costumes for Halloween. If I ran into any of those four outfitted characters in a dark alley, I'd definitely be most scared of the pizza. Probably the most fattening costume choice of the four, and that's saying something with the King involved.

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nick1 12 years 47 weeks ago

Thats really interesting and Halloween costumes are really funny.

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