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This past Saturday morning, I had the privileged of being the featured guest on Da Tech Guy’s famous radio show (in case you missed it, he now writes for The Minority Report). We discussed a plethora of topics–such as the recent on-goings at The Minority Report, the reasons behind the MSM’s biased coverage of the Wisconsin brouhaha, the horrific murder of the Fogel family in Israel, as well as the details of some of my previous columns. You can listen to the entire interview here.
Please feel free to be honest and let me know where I did well, and where I have room for improvement. However, please don’t be brutal–this is my first ever radio interview after all.
Anywho, enjoy the interview, and have a nice Sunday afternoon!
PS–I tried to remember to mention as many of you as I could. (If I forgot to mention you, I am sincerely sorry and I will try my best to remember the next time.)
With news that Democratic Senators plan to run out the same “Use it or lose it” talking points they used in 2008, it’s clear that they have no solutions to offer the working families facing high gas prices – only the same old talking points. Perhaps they could take a page from their former colleague Joe Biden and even recite the same old speeches.
The administration has prevented the production of domestic oil production through its drilling moratorium, followed by a permitorium and now the very lawmakers who oppose any attempt by American oil companies to “use it” are pushing for “use it or lose it” regulation that would punish companies for not using the very resources they have been prohibited from.
Americans delivered the House a record 63 Republican seats to ensure that the peoples’ voices would be heard. And, while the voters thought their message was clear and received, now, it seems, the real battle ensues. While Congress continues to kick the budget and debt can down the road and passes continuing resolutions to thwart a government shutdown, the Democrat leadership has dropped several messages to the GOP leadership:
“They cannot agree with themselves,” said Hoyer. He called for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to distance himself from Tea Party conservatives and forge a compromise between centrist Republicans and Democrats.
Hoyer said Boehner should abandon the additional cuts conservatives muscled into the bill introduced by GOP leaders that would have cut $35 billion in spending this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. After an uproar from conservatives, GOP leaders rallied around a bill that would cut spending by $61 billion.
Of course he would say that.
Today the Maryland House of Delegates shocked supporters and opponents alike when they recommitted the bill to committee, effectively killing it for the year.
After narrowly passing the Senate with a vote of 25-21 and with publicly stated support for the bill by the state’s governor, proponents of the legislation thought they were headed toward victory. But according to the House Speaker they just didn’t have enough votes.
Most shocking to the public (not so shocking to our readers) was the way in which Democrats who opposed the bill were excoriated and demeaned by the bills supporters — Exhibiting behavior, all to common to the liberal movement, Delegate Emmett Burns, a Democrat, said he’s been threatened and called the “N-word” by supporters of the bill:
“The civil rights movement as I knew it… had nothing to do with same-sex marriage,” he said, “and those who decide to ride on our coattails are historically incorrect. The civil rights movement was about putting teeth into the Declaration of Independence.”
The following is a press release from the National Organization for Marriage:
The Democrats in Congress want to spend tens of billions of taxpayer–okay, let’s be honest, borrowed dollars on “high speed rail” projects that only a fraction of Americans will ever ride. Meanwhile, our existing automobile and other infrastructure is falling apart because no one is willing to spend the money to fix it. Democrats want to spend up to $43 billion in Federal and state money just for high a high speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and are looking at giving away over $50 billion through the “Stimulus” legislation passed last year. Joe Biden, Harry Reid and President Obama each have expressed their intense desire for these projects to go forward.
A little quick math here but even at $200 per one-way ticket it would take 215 million riders for the Los Angeles-San Francisco line to pay for itself, and that’s getting the maintenance, energy and labor to run it for free. I’m pretty sure ridership projections, even projected over the next 20 years, aren’t that high. If they are, the people who wrote the ridership report should be in jail for fraud, because Americans don’t ride the rails.
[Editor's note from Susannah: The great blogger, Da Tech Guy (who is also my good friend), is now going to be writing in our Business and Tech section--and, he is occasionally going to be posting his awesome interviews with movers and shakers in the conservative movement on the front page. Please extend to him a warm TMR welcome. Thank you.]
As regular readers of my blog know, I spend a lot of time going door to door talking to business people in order to sell ads for my radio show (DaTechGuy on DaRadio Saturday Mornings 10 a.m. on WCRN AM 830 BTW).
With the economy in trouble nationwide and jobs scarce to come by, many people (including me) have decided to go into business for themselves. Just yesterday I met a lady at a cleaners shop in Acton who is painting silk scarfs as a new business while she looks for other work.
Small Entrepreneurs usually have it tough. One or two person operations put in an inordinate amount of labor to make a small amount of money (if any). In addition they have to follow all the governmental rules that are put before them as they attempt to get started.
One of the biggest advantages for such a person these days is the internet. The ability to market, sell and connect to a national and/or international customer bases gives the micro businessman a chance to succeed and the opportunity to grow into something larger than they ever dreamed…unless they live in Illinois that is.
Pat Quinn, the newly elected Democratic Governor of Illinois has decided to buck the prevailing winds and attempt to close his deficits by a new tax on internet sales signing Bill HB3659.
Speaker Boehner: “American Energy Initiative Will Be New Majority’s Ongoing Effort to Address Rising Gas Prices & Help Create Jobs”
Letter To Chairman and Ranking Members Calls for De-funding of “Left-Wing Toy”
Alexandria, VA–The Media ResearchCenter’s President Brent Bozell sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate committees with oversight of NPR stating that the radio organization does not deserve a dime of taxpayer funding and that a government that is broke should not be in the business of funding a left-wing playground. This week NPR’s top fundraiser, Ron Schiller, unleashed a barrage of anti-conservative rhetoric in a hidden-camera expose at a business lunch in Washington.
Vivian Schiller, NPR President and CEO, resigned after news of Ron Schiller’s comments spread. Bozell says her resignation does nothing to affect the many reasons to stop funding tax dollars to NPR.
A portion of the letter sent by Brent Bozell to Congress reads:
“In today’s remarkably rich and varied communications environment – and today’s dire federal fiscal straits – there is simply no reason to continue government funding for a Corporation for Public Broadcasting, especially a CPB that defines its role as establishing a ‘firewall’ against taxpayer complaints about biased or inaccurate content.
It has been 44 years since Congress established the public broadcasting system, and the dramatic revolution in information technology makes the scarcity argument of the 1967 Act utterly obsolete. Congress’s requirement for fairness in public broadcasting has been disregarded since the system’s very first days.
The resignation of Vivian Schiller doesn’t change a thing about NPR. They are still a radical left-wing toy for the likes of George Soros and they still don’t deserve a dime of taxpayer funding. A government that is broke should not be in the business of funding a left-wing playground.”
Not many people were surprised National Public Radio announced that President and CEO Vivian Schiller had resigned, the day after the release of an undercover video sting showing a former top NPR executive vilifying grass-roots conservatives and questioning the need for continued federal funding for the organization.
Ms Schiller has been in the press too much lately, not only firing Juan Williams, but the way she fired him and the follow up comments about seeing a psychiatrist and the James O’ Keefe sting video coming the day after her challenge to find incidents of bias was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
When the news came out, no one really believed that she resigned, more that the CEO was forced out. What was surprising is the fact that NPR’s own Media Reporter, David Folkenflik out the board on twitter soon after the “resignation” was announced.
Soon after Folkenflik appeared on NPR to go deeper into the story (audio of the interview is embedded below)