Monday, August 27, 2012

Episode 244: Framing the Debate

Wow!  Tonight's episode went as planned but it definitely had a few explosive moments... in the interest of showing that we're not all mind-numbed robots, there's an interesting exchange that you'll need to keep an ear out for somewhere in the audio.

We talked about the concept of "Framing the Debate" and asked one homework question: What good sound byte can our side make to reset various debate issues.  These include taxes (specifically the concept of the 1%) and abortion.  Tweet your ideas to me at @ECConservative or post them as a comment here.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Articles for Episode 244: Framing the Debate

For so long, the folks on the left have appeared to dominate the talking points when it comes to political debate. Tonight we're going to look at examples of these, including the Aiken Incident, and talk about ways to counter assertions. While we're going to be talking in general terms on some issues, there are articles to back up what much of the concept. Here they are:
Of course there's other news out there, here are some other things that could be talked about:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Episode 243: What They Stand For

Back to our regular format, with Ken back and more news to discuss. We actually managed to get through almost all of the news articles for this episode... even when Ken added one to the list!

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During the recording, there were a few things that ended up getting added or mentioned. They included a news article that Ken added about "Crumb and Get It", who told Joe Biden's advance team 'no' when they asked if the Vice President could stop by.

I made reference to an economics video that is currently playing in the Conservative University in Second Life that goes over some rather disturbing facts regarding taxes, spending and what it might take to cover the budget deficit as it exists today. I'll include that video in a separate post.

Finally, Shorahmin also mentioned a 1956 book by Edwin O'Connor entitled The Last Hurrah that was provided as recommended reading.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Episode 242: Analyzing Decisions

Well, this episode turned out almost exactly as I had expected it to - we didn't get to a single article in the list.  We didn't even get around to running an analysis of the acceptance speech given by Paul Ryan!  What we had instead was a very lively round-table with myself, Tom, Shorahmin, Joesf and Toawa.  We were also joined by Ron Skytower, host of the Conservative Matters podcast from days back.

While each of us had our own thoughts and opinions, we'd love to hear your answers to our round-table questions.  Let us know what you think about this new R2 ticket and where the campaign will go from here.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Articles for Episode 242: Analyzing Decisions

For the last two weeks we have had round-table discussions about how news articles can be used by campaigns. Tonight we're going to look into the decisions that campaigns have made to move their candidates forward.

Links for this episode are at Here are the links for this episode, assuming we actually get to all of them:
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Episode 241: More Spaghetti

It was another round-table week, picking up the conversation with the group from last weekend as well as adding Shorahmin's thoughts to the fray.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Episode 240: Spaghetti Campaigns

Well this episode didn't turn out anything like was originally planned.  We had a lively round-table and talked about news and campaign hits about Obama and asked some simple questions.  The answers might (or might not, depends entirely on how cynical you are) surprise you!


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