-May 13, 2013-
3:00 -- BREAKING NEWS: A Philadelphia jury convicts abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of First Dgree Murder. Plus, the latest on the Asheville water lawsuit.
4:00 -- The Mayor of Asheville says she never got a written $57 million proposal from the Metropolitan Sewerage District. Except she actually did.
5:00 -- The IRS is trouble for targeting Tea Party groups starting back in 2010.
-May 14, 2013-
3:00 -- Buncombe County Commissioners really, really, really care about what you think about their proposal to give $18 million to an un-named business. But they say we'll be happy!
4:00 -- WLOS has a story on how the Buncombe County School district has a history of not getting the required permits for work.
5:00 -- More on the WLOS story. Plus, Scott Hamilton, President & CEO of AdvantageWest, joins us to talk about a bill in the NC Senate that would strip the organization of $1 million in state funding.
-May 15, 2013-
3:00 -- Dr. Terry Stoops joins us to talk about a Henderson County classroom exam that used a partisan editorial to teach English to 4th graders. Plus, dissention at AB Tech over the new building.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress drop by to chat about the latest edition on news stands today.
5:00 -- Jane Bilello, Chairman of the Asheville Tea Party, joins us to talk about how her group may have been targeted by the IRS in a national campaign of intimidation.
-May 16, 2013-
3:00 -- Scandalamnia! IRS, Benghazi, and the AP phone records - has President Obama stopped the political bleeding?
4:00 -- More Scandalmania.
4:30 -- NC State Treasurer Janet Cowell drops by the studio to chat about unclaimed property you might have, plus will the City of Asheville see a downgrade of its bond rating if the water system gets merged into MSD?
5:00 -- Scandalmania! Plus trivia.
-May 17, 2013-
3:00 -- As Pete predicted it took a year for John Edwards to kick off his "comeback" tour. Plus, Jeff Greiner, Gerald Kummerlow and Simone Seitz join us to about an upcoming Zipline event to raise money for a local autism agency. Details are here.
4:00 -- Protesters rally for education. Pete suggests stop crying about funding until schools quit wasting money, like the "sweet" deal given to outgoing Asheville City Schools Superintendent Allen Johnson. Then, more on the Buncombe Co. Schools permit scandal.
5:00 -- More on the permits story. Plus, Susan Myrick from Civitas joins us to talk about the latest in a series of investigative reports looking at the incestuous relationship between the Board of Elections and the leftwing group Democracy NC.
It turns out a few US Senators have been meeting and drafting new legislation that would "solve" the illegal immigration problem in the US.
The Washington Post describes the group as "meeting quietly." Others might call it "meeting in secret."
So who are the quiet meeters? Six total - three from each party.
The Democrats: Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (IL), Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), and Sen. Robert Menendez (NJ). Interestingly, Menendez was on ABC this weekend and was never asked a single time about the underage hookers investigation.
But I digress.
The three Republicans: Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC), Sen. John McCain (AZ), and Sen. Marco Rubio (FL).
And remember - we can trust McCain on this topic:
So, with McCain and Graham in the don't-call-them-secret meetings, I'm sure this NEW legislation will look nothing like the OLD legislation that went down in flames in 2005, leading to massive losses for the GOP in the 2006 election.
It's important to note, Mitt Romney did not lose the 2012 election strictly because of the Latino vote. Don't get me wrong. He lost it spectacularly - receiving 21% of latino voter support. But that's what cost him the race.
"Republicans have a major Latino problem, but it didn’t cost them the 2012 election.
According to a Fix review of election results, Mitt Romney would have needed to carry as much as 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in order to win the Electoral College — a number no Republican presidential candidate on record has been able to attain and isn’t really within the realm of possibility these days."
Also, this time the GOP is dealing with an incumbent President of the opposing party who has repeatedly shown a propensity for using straw man arguments and demagoguery to attack people who disagree on policy.
So, the countdown to being a called racist xenohphobe begins.... right about... now.
In case you need some informational ammunition, here's a video of Roy Beck from NumbersUSA discussing the immigration issue in a non-racist, xenophobic sort of way.