-December 9, 2013-
3:00 -- Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner sentenced, but media can't seem to determine his political affiliation. The Panthers' horrible showing in New Orleans, why leftists believe Obamacare will work, and why one progressive says Canada's death panels should be emulated.
4:00 --NC Secretary of Education June Atkinson says voucher money could go to "schools of terror" - when asked about a private Christian schools stance against gay marriage. Plus, NC Republicans say they'll try to get teachers a pay raise, Budget Director Art Pope responds to leftist picketings of his family's store. Meanwhile, Congressional leaders are in budget talks.
5:00 -- One in five Americans will be "rich" for some period in their lives. And would you rather have your dream job making $40,000 or the worst job - but making $150,000?
-December 10, 2013
3:00 -- President Obama shakes a communist's hand and poses for a "selfie" at the memorial for Nelson Mandela. Outrage ensues.
4:00 -- Mark Keller & Rick Phillips join us in studio to preview tomorrow night's Hometown Holiday Jam at the Orange Peel. Plus, Janet Casperson from Blue Ridge Bear Yogurt & Espresso tells about their "Joe for Joes" care package drive they're running. Stop by and donate to help send sweets & coffee to troops in Afghanistan.
5:00 -- More on the "Selfie seen around the world." Plus, NC DHHS software problems are completely different than the Obamacare website problems because ... well ... the GOP is in charge of the NC government while Democrats are in charge of the national failure.
-December 11, 2013
3:00 -- A former deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff's office stabs a guy outside an Asheville bar and police arrest the guy who got stabbed.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from the Mountain Xpress stops by to talk about the latest edition on news stands today. Plus, a sword-wielding robber, a fake sign language interpreter at Mandela's memorial, and a new world record low temperature of -135.8 degrees.
5:00 -- Fake or real? Which is better. Christmas trees, that is.
-December 12, 2013
-December 13, 2013
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.