Sunday, December 30, 2012

Episode 262: Lemmings or Thelma and Louise?

It's funny what happens when you plan out an episode like this one.  I wasn't sure what the call-in volume was going to be like and it turned out to be pretty big!  My co-worker Marshall joined us (he's the one that stated that, "know I know how Juan Willaims feels.") as well as just about the entire regular crew!  The show started off somber but when we started the political talk it turned into something else entirely!

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Articles for Episode 262: Lemmings or Thelma and Louise?

It's the end of 2012 and it looks like our pals inside the beltway are all auditioning for the role of Enigmatic Good/Bad Guy. It appears that the nation is going rumble past that dreaded deadline for sequestration. We're going to try and figure out if it's because the folks in DC are more like Thelma and Louise or lemmings.

 Here are the articles for the podcast:
And of course there's other stuff to read!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Episode 261: Coal for Christmas

Something of an odd Christmas present, but the show's recorded and ready for download several hours early!  There was a scheduling conflict so Ken and I decided that rather than push the recording off we'd do the show at 2pm today.

We talked about the folks that should and should not get a lump of coal for Christmas this year.  I'll be posting a picture of my new voter registration card as well, following up on a promise made a few episodes back.

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Articles for Episode 261: Coal for Christmas

This episode is being recorded earlier in the day (2:00pm Eastern) due to a scheduling conflict this evening.

What can I say? There are some folks that just deserve coal in their stockings. We're going to be talking about them, and some that don't deserve it as well. We didn't want to talk about just the gun issue, but it is on the list today.

Here are the articles:
And yup, there's more to discuss as well. Here are the stories that didn't make the list.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Episode 260: For the Children

This was, by and far, one of the most difficult episodes to decide to do.  In the end, I felt that we would be negligent in our duty if we did not.  As I state in the opening of the podcast, we are still coming to grips with the realities of what happened on 12/14/2012.  That said, there are political ramifications of the two "hot button" areas that are being blamed.

As heavy as my heart was going in to the recording, my loving son helped me in his own way - our "moment of silence" was interrupted when he decided he needed his daddy for something, and nothing can stop him when that happens.

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Articles for Episode 260: For the Children

For this episode we are going to tackle a tough subject. The events of 12/14/2012 are still fresh in our minds and we wanted to talk about our perspectives on this as well as the things our government is doing that will impact our children. Here are the articles we might talk about in this episode.
There is a lot more reading that came up, here are those articles

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Episode 259: Bowl of Nuts

We had an interesting time talking about some of the crazy things going on in the country, a good joke that gets ruined in translation to PG and actually made it through all of the articles this week!

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Articles for Episode 259: Bowl of Nuts

I'm not sure if it's the holiday season, the weather or the pending doom of the Mayan calander. Either we're going crazy or it's the new normal. Tonight we're going to talk about fascinating stuff, though sometimes not fascinating in a good way. Here are the articles we've got to dissect:
Of course there's a lot more going on out there. Here's some more reading

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Video Episode 6: Starting the Conversation

After last week's episode I felt I had to come up with some avenue to start a conversation about truly effecting some level of change in our country.  There was a letter to the editor brought up on Facebook today and I decided to use it as a gateway for conversation about some of the cultural issues impacting the fiscal stability of the nation.


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Episode 258: Failures At Home and Abroad

In this episode we talked about the failures of both parties and were joined by a new caller, Naj, and gave an excellent example of how people of different political viewpoints can share some ideas and politely disagree on others.  The failures are happening right now from both parties and in some cases nothing has changed.

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This episode officially starts our 6th season!  With it we launch our new website as well.  We're also working to bring back podcast related merchandise.  Keep an eye on the website for more details!


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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Articles for Episode 258: Failures At Home and Abroad

Back to our regular time, we've got a bit of a doozie planned. Heading into the end of the year we see the status quo acting exactly as expected. There are things that need to be dealt with both domestically and abroad and the handling of it leaves much to be desired.

Before we get into the articles, I have to ask a favor. Please go to Red State Talk Radio's 2012 Talk Show of the Year poll and vote for our show. We can't do this without your support. Here are the articles for this episode:
You can bet there were other articles. Here they are:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Episode 257: A Season of Change

For a late recording show, we had a good turn-out when it came to the audience!  In this episode we did something of a panel with Ken, Shorahmin, Joesf and Toawa adding their thoughts to what happened in the 2012 election.  You'll have to listen to hear their take on just where the GOP took missteps and wrong turns!  We also talked about some of the upcoming "gotcha" items embedded in that lovely little bill we call Obamacare.

We actually used articles from the "other links" section of the show notes... I think more than from the main list!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Articles for Episode 257: A Season of Change


Important note: For those that join us for the live recording sessions, we will be starting the recording tonight at 10:00pm Eastern instead of our usual 8:30pm.  This is a one-time change to accomodate some schedule conflicts.

Contrary to what some may say, there is plenty that will be changing on the political scene in the next four years.  This episode is going to be our conversation point for the recap of the election and where the country appears to be heading for the future.

Here are the articles on the board for this episode.  We may or may not cover them:
There's more news out there as well. Here are some other articles worth linking to:
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Episode 256: Battle on the Homefront

Tonight we have the second interview originally scheduled for Veteran's day.  Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Homefront, joined us for the conversation.  You can buy the book in either electronic or dead tree version at http://www.yourvirtualbookstore.com/battle-on-the-home-front/.

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Articles for Episode 256: Battle on the Homefront

Another interview with a Veteran, this time with author and SEAL Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Homefront.

 Ex-Navy SEAL Carl Higbie gives notice--and delivers a blueprint for success--to those who want to join him in saving the American Dream. Battle on the Homefront lays out his personal mission of saving the American Dream.

His mission is reminds Americans of what is important: tight focus on their own personal responsibility and accountability to shift the tide of the “progressively collapsing society” of the United States. “We are at a fork in the road. I returned from my tours of duty in the Middle East to a country I loved, but no longer recognized.

We've become an entitlements-centric society, and we can no longer afford for those of us working hard to foot the bill for those who are too comfortable accepting free money from the government. Let’s be honest. We all know someone who didn't even start looking for a job until his or her two years of unemployment was coming to an end. This insanity has to stop."

 Read more about Carl and his book Battle on the Home Front at http://battleonthehomefront.com/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Episode 255: Veterans Day Interview

This turned out to be part one of two interviews that we had originally planned.  Tim Heald is a former Army LRS Scout, discussed his experience with a politicized Department of Veteran's Affairs.  His blog can be found at Intolerable-Acts.org.  Specifically he is working to correct, "The VA’s abuse of the fiduciary program, and the violation of veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution of the United States of America."


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Articles for Episode 255: Veterans Day Interviews

In this episode we are interviewing two Veterans. First we gave Carl Higbie, SEAL and author. Then we will be talking with Tim Heald, Army LRS Scout.  Both have shocking tales of how politics have changed the military way.

More information about both with the show link. Join us for the conversation Sunday nights at 8:30 pm Eastern.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Video Episode 5: An Open Letter to Republicans

This is my "response to the election" post.  It's an open letter to conservatives and Republicans.  I am including this post as both a video and the actual letter.  Some of the wording is a bit different but it's worth watching and then reading.


For those that have listened to our Election Night coverage final episode on the podcast feed (you can get it by going to our TalkShoe page), you will no doubt hear how I initially reacted to the election results.  I, like so many other conservatives, thought that there was a good chance for Governor Romney to win the election.  I've taken a few days to digest the truth and fiction of the election results and want to share my thoughts and ideas on where we as conservatives need to go in order to move forward.  This is especially true for the Republican party.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Night Coverage

Yes folks, the election is finally upon us!  It is time for the citizens of the United States to practice their civic duty and cast their ballots for the people they feel best suited to serve the nation in a number of different races.  It is also time for people to vote on the various ballot initiatives that are presented to them.

I know that we're a conservative podcast, however if you follow us but not our ideology, it's still time for you to vote!  Let your voice be heard.

Now, for those of you that don't know who to vote for, I'll suggest that you take a peek over at ISideWith.com and take their quiz.  Their "candidate match-up" compares your answers and priorities with the people running for office in the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice parties.  Not all candidates will be on all ballots but this gives you a percentage comparison for you to go on.

Tomorrow night we've got a special treat lined up for everyone!  Polls start closing at 7pm Eastern and that's when the traditional round-table podcasts will begin.  Adam Graham, host of the Truth and Hope Report will be providing the call-in space for 4 discussions, spaced to match the various poll closings.  Here's the schedule:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Episode 254: Prearing For the Future

We had a great time talking about the preparations being made to prepare for the possibility of a loss (or potentially win) by Obama.  Several interesting references to Star Wars were made.  We've got some interesting interviews lined up for next week, so keep tuned to the website for more info.  Also, we will be participating in a series of round-table calls on election night.  More information on that to follow tomorrow.

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Articles for Episode 254: Prearing For the Future

Just like those in the path of Frankenstorm, the left is preparing for the real possibility of an Obama loss on Tuesday. In this episode we look at some articles that point out where they are looking for the future.

 Here are the articles for this episode:
Beyond this, there were other things going on during the week. Here are some other articles that bear commenting on:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Huge Thank You!

I wanted to take a moment to post some updates on the podcast listening audience.  Statistics are somewhat difficult to track as we have multiple distribution channels, so I'm going to hi-light the two that just floored me this week.

First of all, as many of you know our show is a part of the Red State Talk Radio network.  They track their statistics monthly and announce the top 5 in total listeners per month.  It was just announced that for the month of October, the East Coast Conservative Podcast was #4 (of 23 total shows) on the Top Listeners list on the station!  This is with our show running beside podcasts that record more episodes than we do!  That can only happen with your support and we sincerely appreciate it!

The second equally humbling statistic that came out is that this week's downloads on TalkShoe and iTunes absolutely decimated our all time top number of downloads!  The TalkShoe numbers are tabulated weekly and include downloads for all episodes from 1 to current (we're at 253).  Our previous high for downloads just over 500 for a single week.  While the numbers are still being counted, as of just after midnight the download count is currently over 700!

This means that folks are listening to me when I ask to, "blog about us, tell five of your friends."  We are humbled by your continual support.  Thank you so much for that and please keep it up!  Tell your friends about us, blog about us, follow the Facebook page and our Twitter feed.  If you're interested, check out the Audible.com trial and support the show.  If an article moves you, comment on it and share it with your own Twitter, Facebook or Blog.

Again, thanks so much and keep listening for different words in a different order!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Episode 253: A Growing Case

We coined a new Twitter hashtag in this episode... or at least it will be soon!  The Obama campaign's defenses have now brought back race as an issue with such vigor that it can no longer be called "Playing the Race Card."  This time they're pounding it so hard, I'm going to start tagging it with #RaceHammer because they're coming out like a barbarian wielding a double-headed sledgehammer!

Ken has returned from his hiatus and it was good to have him back on the call.  We talked about the reasons the Obama campaign is twisting, spinning and reaching for every angle in the campaign playbook and then brought out the things they're doing.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Articles for Episode 253: A Growing Case

Looking at the polls, the "Mittmentum" (as Limbaugh coined it) is picking up! This makes the case that the Obama campaign is growing more and more desperate for every vote it can eke out. They're starting to pull out all the stops an it shows.

Here are the articles we're going to be discussing:
There is a lot beyond this going on in the news. Please take the time to read through some of the other stories for the week

Friday, October 26, 2012

Posting by Request: Fighting the VA

The original subject of this message was The VAs abuse of the fiduciary program, and the denial of veterans 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.  It is a personal appeal from a friend of mine, Tim Heald.  You can follow Tim at http://intolerable-acts.org/

As many of you know I have bee struggling with the VA over the fiduciary program and the 2nd Amendment. Specifically over the lies they are telling vets that are added to the fiduciary program. I have been unable to ascertain who is even responsible, much less have my grievances addressed.  As such I've decided to go outside the VA to attempt to rectify the situation. Today I contacted the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. This is what I sent them through Facebook, email and the form on their web site:

Gentlemen and woman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs,

My name is Timothy Heald. I am a 100% disabled veteran, a prior service Infantryman, Paratrooper and Long Range Surveillance Senior Scout Observer.  I served in the Army and the Army National Guard for a total of 8 years, with 2 deployments. I ETS'd from service in Feb. 2006.

I recently received a letter from the DVA informing me that I had been found incompetent to handle my funds, and had been assigned a fiduciary. While I disagree with this decision, that is not the primary cause of my decision to write to you today.

My motivation for instigating this discussion is located in the 4th paragraph of the letter I received notifying me of this decision. That paragraph states:

"As we advised you previously , the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act prohibits you from purchasing, possessing, receiving or transporting a firearm or ammunition based upon our determination that you are incompetent to handle your VA funds. You may be fined and/or imprisoned if you knowingly violate this law."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Episode 252: Internet and Foreign Policies

A lot of fun in this episode, with David Oatney as well as a round-table of Shorahmin, Toawa, Joesf and Tom from Secondlife.  David is a Tennessee State House Examiner, Western Religion and Elections examiner for Examiner.com. We didn't manage to get through all of the articles but rather jumped through two different sets of subjects.

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Articles for Episode 252: Internet and Foreign Policies

There have been a lot of claims that this election cycle is more polarized than ever. In this episode we're going to look at some of the things happening online and overseas. Here are the articles we're going to be talking about tonight:
There was a lot of news during the week, here are some other articles up for discussion:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Interesting Unemployment Figures

Just after the first Presidential debate I heard a news commentator make the statement that, “states led by Republican governors have enjoyed lower unemployment than those with Democrat governors.” Rather than take this statement as pure fact, I decided to crunch the numbers and what I found was that she was absolutely right. I present here the findings of my analysis.

Initially I grabbed just the unemployment rate by month (January 2012 through August 2012) and got the following:


As you can see, month over month, Republican led states do indeed have a slight (the difference is minuscule in most cases) advantage over their Democrat counterparts. A colleague of mine suggested that I factor out those states where the Governor has been in office for less than two years to see if this held true. The logic behind his idea was that those who have been in office for less than two years would not have had a chance for their policies to truly take hold. Here are those results:

The number scale is smaller so the size of the bars might seem the same as above. In truth, they are not. There is a slightly more marked difference between the two.

Not satisfied with just pulling these numbers, I decided to pull in the party leadership of the Upper and Lower chamber for the state and compare those.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Episode 251: Looks Pretty Bad

Well, as usual we didn't make it through all of the articles - actually, we didn't make it beyond the Kooks Among Us segment.  I tried but it just wasn't in the cards or the conversation this week.  Tom Clement of rposl.org joined in as the co-host and then we were also joined by Joesf as well as an unexpected visit from my mom!

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Articles for Episode 251: Looks Pretty Bad

Originally I wanted to do an all "tinfoil hat" episode this time but other news prevailed. There are things out there that don't look good, for both parties. This episode is going to be broken into two segments.
  1. Kooks Among Us:
  2. Bad News for Obama:
There were a lot of other things in the news this week. Some of them could have fit in the theme of the show but there isn't enough room to cover every one! Feel free to bring up any of these in the comments section.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

In Line at Wal-Mart

My good friend Fabian Story just posted the following on Facebook:
Ok, so as I am standing in line in Wal-Mart I am privy to a conversation that takes place between two very very verl large women who have carts full of junk foods and processed pre-cooked meals laughing and talking about the fact that the are now going to vote for Obama since they have received their new Obama phone and was able to drop their contract with Verizon and now pay 10.00 a month each for the same plan they were paying 69 for the equivalent services with Verizon. They then proceeded to tell me and another lady in the line that Obama is saving this nation by "giving" everyone healthcare, phones, paying off people's houses and making it harder on businesses to screw us.

I asked her where she worked and she told me she lives off of child support for 5 kids with 4 diff daddy's and she was not ashamed to tell me that she made more by lying in court and making them "pay" than getting a real job. She said that since she did not have to report Child Support as income she lived in "rent assisted" house, gets nearly 1600 in food stamps and other services and she sees this as her right. What are we becoming?
Now, if you talk to Democrats about those who leech off our public support system, they'll tell you these are "few and far between."  Unfortunately, this isn't the only story that I've heard that follows this same narrative. It seems to me like the exception, for some demographics, is becoming more and more the rule.

Even President Obama has said, "I think we should acknowledge that some welfare programs in the past were not well designed and in some cases did encourage dependency.… As somebody who worked in low-income neighborhoods, I've seen it where people weren't encouraged to work, weren't encouraged to upgrade their skills, were just getting a check, and over time their motivation started to diminish. And I think even if you’re progressive you've got to acknowledge that some of these things have not been well designed." (ref: President Obama Admits Welfare Encourages Dependency)

Apparently in some parts of the country, it's not just the past but also the present where this is the case.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Episode 250: More Scary Political Games


Yeah, I know we could have talked more about the debate, unemployment or other things that have folks riled up.  There's a lot of issues happening and rather than just throw our two cents after what other folks have said, I always like to look for the stuff not on the front page.

Tonight we had Tom Clement, current Chair of the Republican Party of Second Life as well as my previously "mysterious" co-worker, Marshall, on the call!

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Articles for Episode 250: More Scary Political Games

After the video comment from yesterday, I found some other scary political games for us to discuss on this episode.  This is what we have lined up for this time 'round:
I started to line up articles about the debate, and there are some in the "extra stories" list. That said, everyone else is talking about the debate. I thought it would be more useful to discuss other things. Here are the other articles I pulled this week:

Video Episode 4: Scary Games Politicans Play

I seem to be having more fun with this video stuff, so that means you'll be seeing more of it along with the weekly podcast recordings! Tonight I wanted to share my thoughts on two bits of absurdity. The first was the fact that a liberal candidate for State Senate in Maine was Slammed for World of Warcraft Fandom. The second relates to the recently release unemployment numbers. My apologies if I offended any of you WoW players out there. I'm guessing my students were the exception... unfortunately they're also the only experience I have in real life!


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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Video Episode 3: Post Debate Comment

After watching and listening to the first Presidential debate tonight, I had to record a quick comment and response.  What did you think?



I also assigned something of a homework question, which I'll see about putting up as a poll as well.  Did "candidate" Obama provide the same level of specifics and details for his plans in 2008 that his campaign is now asking Romney for?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Episdode 249: Support and Supporters


The articles for this episode give examples of the supporters of the candidates and show the "love and kindness" in the heart of those on Obama's side of the ticket.  We had a good time talking about them and some of their ramifications.  My apologies go to any Madonna fans.  Ken didn't want to hear about it either.

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Articles for Episdode 249: Support and Supporters

With the emphasis in the last episode on staying positive, I thought this time we might take a look at some of the examples out there of supporters... and how they're supporting their chosen candidate. There are examples of both positive and negative support in the list.
There were a lot of articles out there from the past week. As I've explained on the show, we pick the ones that form a cohesive subject but include the rest for further reading. Take the time to peruse these, there's a whole lot more going on than we could cover in one episode!

Video Episode 2: Church Issues

It took a while but we finally have our second video issue out.  I took the opportunity of something that was mentioned briefly in Episode 248 regarding the 1,000 or so pastors that intend to make a political statement from the pulpit on October 7.



Here's the link to an article that covers what I'm taking about in the video: Pastors pledge to defy IRS, preach politics from pulpit ahead of election

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Episdode 248: Trying to Stay Positive

As I said in the show notes article, we started the show off trying to stay positive... and for the most part we managed to succeed!  There were a few times that I had to remind Ken (and myself) of our goal but according to feedback from folks during the recording session we did a "fairly passable" job.  What do you think?

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Episode 247: Insert Policy Here

Oh whither will they wander?  The policies that is!  We had a good time discussing different policies and some of the articles surrounding them.  Where will the parties go next?

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Articles for Episode 247: Insert Policy Here

Seems like we've been looking at a roulette wheel of policy stances lately from some places and a concrete concept from others. We're going to be talking about a lot of different policies and their impacts tonight. Here are the articles on tap for this episode:
Yes, yes, there were a lot of things going on beyond this. Here are some other notable articles for your review:

Episode 246: Polar Opposites or Verbal Nuances

Well, not only was I not able to find a good media breakdown of the DNC platform, I completely fell short on posting the episode to the website.  My apologies!  We did record on time and the show has been available on our Talkshoe and iTunes feeds as well as on Red State Talk Radio.


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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Articles for Episode 246: Polar Opposites or Verbal Nuances

Folks, I tried, I reall did! I wanted to have a three week series on the two platforms and then a final comparison. Unfortunately the news and my own research wouldn't comply with my ideas for the DNC, so I'm left with shortening the series to two weeks.

Tonight we are going to look at the results of the DNC convention and compare them to the GOP platform. Here's how this is going to work. Since we used the Politico story Tampa platform's 5 flashpoints as our diving board for the conversation last weekend, we'll use it to identify the starting comparison points tonight. We'll see where things go from there!

I'm not segregating a "made" and "didn't make" list tonight. Here are the links for articles tonight:
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Episode 245: Standings and Values

As promised, we took the time tonight to look behind the speeches and dig in to the news behind the GOP convention.  There's a lot of meat to the 47 page document and we only had time to cover a few of the issues.  There are so many other things to talk about on this, so feel free to bring up any of the items you want to discuss in the comments.


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