-December 2, 2013-
3:00 -- Is it unethical for Rep. Tim Moffitt to publish a newspaper outling all the great things his Republican Party passed in the NC Legislature?
4:00 -- Americans don't trust each other any more. Why? Plus Art Pope and William Barber exchange words.
5:00 -- Kevin King joins us to talk about his grassroots organizing work on college campuses. Plus, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven.
-December 3, 2013
3:00 -- Pete offers NC Democratic candidate recruiters the opportunity to come on the show. They chicken out.
4:00 -- The rise of the administrative state and why budget battles will be the focal point now.
5:00 -- The Hobby Lobby lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, plus should chimpanzees get legal "personhood" status.
-December 4, 2013
3:00 -- A coup on the Mecklenburg County Commission might make it easier for South Asheville to de-annex from the city. Plus, a Hindu guy is mad at a local brewer for naming a beer Shiva.
4:00 -- Jake Frankel from Mountain Xpress joins us to talk about the latest edition on news stands. Plus, Buncombe County Commissioners say they want to reduce the carbon footprint by 80%.
5:00 -- Kurth Schlichter, columnist at Townhall, says liberals have to lie. Plus, human cheese.
-December 5, 2013
3:00 -- Fast food workers protest for an increase in the federal minimum wage.
4:00 -- Ford O'Connell, GOP strategist and former McCain-Palin adviser, talks about what the Republican Party needs to do to win the Presidential race in 2016 - including "getting over the fact that Reagan is dead."
5:00 -- It turns out President Obama did know his illegal alien uncle living in Boston. Plus, the Democrats are desperate to get everyone to focus on income inequality.
-December 6, 2013
3:00 -- Why the Affordable Care Act is costing Democrats support among women.
4:00 -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) dismantles a liberal professor's defense of presidential overreach. Plus, Rev. William Barber's comments after getting convicted on 2 of 3 counts for his Moral Monday protests.
5:00 -- More from Rev. Barber. Plus, the Olympic torch lights a man on fire in Siberia and the NC lottery is now offering subscriptions!
As I sat at my desk doing show prep and eating some vanilla pudding, I thought, "You know, Pete, it's about time I posted a picture of my weight loss progress."
I then said, "That's a great idea, Pete!"
"I thought so, too, Pete," I replied. It was this point that I considered not carrying on conversations out loud with myself.
First, here is the pudding I was eating when I had my revelation:
(PHOTO CREDIT: Me)
And here is me:
(PHOTO CREDIT: Webmistress Jessica)
This is the first time I wore this shirt in about 8 years. I am so glad I kept half a closet of "thin clothes." (I'm not really sure what's happening with the hair, though.)
So far, I've lost 30 pounds on Medifast - going from 225 to 195. My goal is 180, so I'm more than halfway there. Look at my mug shot over there on the left side of the page for comparison. (Which reminds me - I need to get a new mug shot for the website!)
My dad is now doing Medifast (he loves the shakes and chocolate meal bars), and we have a bet on who can lose 15 pounds first.
Also, a friend saw me at a wedding for the first time in months and asked me how I'd lost the weight. I told her about Medifast and she signed up.
The other day she sent me a text message after weighing in, and she lost 6 pounds! She's excited because it's such an easy program with proven results.
Check out the Medifast website and join us. You can drop 2-5 pounds per week in the first two weeks, and 1-2 pounds per week after that. Swimsuit season is coming!
The proof is (literally) in the pudding.