For those of you who follow my blog (datechguyblog.con) you might know my motto is Have Fedora will travel. You may also be aware that I am known for short videos and interviews with my little hand held camera that I post up to the net as quickly as possible. I cover events at the National, State and local level, here is a sample from the last the last 10 days of April:
Saturday Evening I was at the Nashua NH Republican City Committee event where I interviewed State Reps like Tim Twombly
His thoughts on Sarah Palin are well founded but frankly it will happen to any conservative woman
Recorded Congressman Charlie Bass
and interviewed his primary opponent
But the big star was Howie Carr radio talk show host from WRKO who has rules the New England Airwaves for a while
If you have any Interest in what is going on in NH you should read Granite Grok religiously.
Back up six hours as my radio show on the Assisted Suicide ballot measure in Massachusetts (listen to it here) I stopped by a small event being held by Vietnamese Americans resembling the fight in Vietnam
A lot of people talk about the Vietnam war as a giant mistake, but to those who fought against and had to fee after the war to escape communist Tyranny they know what is was all about and they make sure their children know.
Back up two days and we’re at the Mt. Carmel center in Worcester for a benefit dinner for Visitation House where former Mayor and Ambassador Ray Flynn gave the keynote
But I spoke to a lot of people who attended to support women in Crisis pregnancy from the Knights of Columbus
To the president of Assumption College (Nice to see a Catholic College active in this kind of thing)
So let’s sum up: A Catholic organization providing education, housing and care for single mothers at no charge and without the air of government money. Tell me again about the war on women by believing Catholics? Any comment Sandra Fluke?
Oh and you can give to Visitation House here.
Flash back one hour and we have a conference call with Sean Bielat running again in Ma-4. He answered a lot of question but the most amazing statement came from a friend of mine on his staff Sarah Rumpf who writes at Sunshine state Sarah:
That’s how devoid Joe Kennedy is of substance and how far the Kennedy dynasty has fallen, it’s gone from “Ask what your country can do for you” to Ask not.
Rewind a few more days and we are in Charlotte North Carolina for Blogcon Charlotte, in my last column I put up some video from the event (You can hear the radio show live from Charlotte here) but there was much more video from Charlotte the field guide to bloggers.
And of course passing da Fedora from one
And the most interesting barber I ever saw who cuts hair with a straight Razor
and finally 48 hours earlier back to the Five & Diner in Worcester talking to the General Manager and Head Chef
and Joe Mangiacotti and Brian Jackson (master of all types of mixology) who appear regularly on the dining Show Out With Joe as they typed a segment for their radio show out of WROL Boston Out With Joe ( I do a regular Diner segment)
That’s 10 days worth of work across the gamut from national & state politics to dining and religion.
Independent conservative bloggers are a dying breed, I’m sorry to say. They either burnout, or they join an established website.
Yet the walls still have to be guarded by independent bloggers who bear a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom, and while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, you want us on that wall, you need us on that wall.
and my return from it comes strictly from those who hit my tip-jar and those who advertise on the radio show and blog and that’s why I put a call out for Salesmen
I need people who would be willing to help sell my advertising part-time on commission. This would involve contacting businesses throughout my listening area and national advertisers of both products and thought in order to offer them the combination of blog and radio advertising I have available.
For one low price you get from 13 weeks to a full year of advertising on a 50,000 watt station reaching all of New England but for that same money you get ad placement on a web site where the average visit time is over a minute That means that your ad will be seen by the thousands of sets of eyes that visit us on a regular basis.
and Tip Jar Hitters:
In the end all of this exists to pay the family bills. Independent of the show ads if I could draw 250 subscribers to the site at $2 a week I can barring major disaster support my family without worry.
Think about it, are you a conservative who would like someone to DO something about what is going on in this country? Do you want someone fighting back, making the case against liberalism not just during the election season but every day of the year? Would you like someone to keep your own conservatives honest? And would you like to find something that is a better investment that the As you in a position where if you were to speak out yourself your job and lively hood will be at risk?
If that’s not worth $2 a week I’d like to know what is?