Monday, May 27, 2013

Episode 283: Disagreeable Listeners

This was quite the interesting show, with an opening conversation about Memorial Day followed by a very good discussion on the subject. Some of the conversation got rather interesting and there were some good points brought up. There are also some examples where the group didn't agree, yet we managed to follow our own rule of disagreeing without being disagreeable.

As we discussed during that opening segment, I hope everyone has/had a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Articles for Episode 283: Disagreeable Listeners

It's no secret that there are lots of things we hear in the news that we don't like. That's part of the basis and material for this podcast! In this episode, however, we're going to talk what some of the things that elected and public officials are saying they are hearing and don't like. It seems that the distaste for the goings-on in the beltway (and some places beyond) are hitting people from all political bents the wrong way.

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Twitter was a little slow this week for us. It might have been the preparation for the Memorial Day weekend or just a slow news cycle. There are some other stories that should be read, here's what didn't make the episode this week:

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Episode 282: Making Life Difficult

Wow, talking about making life difficult indeed! First, there have been technical issues with TalkShoe for the last two weeks. Then we throw in my own verbal malfunctions during the show, and the subjects and excellent turnout made this an episode that was fun and frustrating at the same time. We had great input from all of our guests, both in TalkShoe and in Second Life. If you haven't been able to make a live recording session, I'd invite you to do so!

We did work very hard to keep the conversation civil. Sometimes we didn't stay on the list of articles but that just added spice to the conversation. Definitely worth the listen. One administrative note. Due to technical confusion, last week's episode did not make it to the Red State Talk Radio network on time. It will be running until Wednesday, when this episode will replace it. We'll be back on schedule there starting with the next episode.

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Articles for Episode 282: Making Life Difficult

There are times when maintaining civility in political discourse is going to be a challenging task. This is one such week, as the articles for the show attest. We're going to try to get through a conversation about these with the best possible attitude. Should be an interesting challenge!

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This week provided a lot of different things to discuss beyond what was selected for the show. Here are some of the other articles that were tweeted @ECConservative:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Episode 281: Following the Same Rules

This episode turned out well despite TalkShoe's best efforts! There were some technical difficulties causing the live recording to be delayed and I had limited control until the end of the show. Regardless, we had a good time talking about the popular issues from the past week from a different angle.

Don't forget to check out the articles for this episode and add your comments to our conversation. Even if we didn't talk about an article we'd like to hear your thoughts on something from the list!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Articles for Episode 281: Following the Same Rules

During the last episode I talked about keeping the conversation civil, not being insulting or defamatory and looking at examples of stories where that didn't happen. Those concepts only work if both sides are playing by the same rules. It's apparent that this isn't the case, as is pointed out in the articles for this episode. The question is, what do we do about that and how should it be addressed moving forward?

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Quite a few in the extras bin for this week, all of them worth discussions of their own! Comment on them if you have something you want to share! Here are some of the other articles that were tweeted @ECConservative:
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Episode 280: Communication Necessities

Administrative comment: Continually apologizing for the late posts and then posting late the following week is getting a tad repetitive, so I'll explain rather than make excuses. There are some big things being planned for the podcast as well as a new endeavor. Nothing is going to change for quite some time (in Internet terms of time, at least), however if you're a blogger, podcaster or vodcaster that is interested in hearing more about the rumblings of an interesting project, contact me directly.

This week we talked about the things necessary for a good, civil conversation. We also identified the real definition of the concept and also what it is not. Civility does not equate with watering down or with changing a message just to make it palatable to a wide audience. If you want to hear more, listen to the podcast!

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Articles for Episode 280: Communication Necessities

There are some required aspects for effective communication, whether the subject is politics, the weather or a shopping list. In this episode we're going to look at some news articles that are examples of where these are noticeably missing from one side or the other. Let's talk about them and see how we can improve the conversation!

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H. Comment on them if you have something you want to share! Here are some of the other articles that were tweeted @ECConservative:
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Video Comment 10: Leveling the Playing Field

This one was recorded a little over a week ago (springtime brings posting delays, as many know) but is definitely a relevant issue.

Whenever you hear the term "level playing field" come out of the mouths of politicians, ask yourself the two logical questions I posed back in video comment #8.  In this latest abuse of the sports reference, they're talking about the Internet Sales Tax.  Here are my thoughts on that:



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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Episode 279: Are They Even Trying?

Another week, another late posting for an episode... I'm working not to make a habit of this, sorry again. This episode was a lot of fun, especially when it came to the jokes. I'm pretty sure we haven't had this irreverent of an episode in quite some time! Ken wasn't with us but Larry stepped in quite well.

We also had the chance to have a follow up conversation about home-schooling and some of the differences that were expressed between Larry and I. One of the great things about our show is the fact that we can disagree without being disagreeable and last week's episode left a something of a bitter taste that needed to be addressed.

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