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Meet The New Press Podcasts – 2008

Meet The New Press Podcasts – 2008
 

 

Meet The New Press – Podcast for 12/06/08

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Week of 12/06/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Snippets will be coming soon!

Hour One:

Ray Carbone comes on to discuss his soon to be published book on New Hampshire’s Lakes Region beauty.  Interested?  Click here.

Religion and politics and current events intersect in numerous ways – and sometimes in very controversal ways.  Skip and Doug talk with Danielle Delisle concerning NH’s Gene Robinson, NH’s openly gay Episcopal Bishop visit to a local Methodist church.  Rev. Thompson, leader of the group that invited him, calls in and things get a little lively. 

Hour Two: 

The discussion continues along the realm of religion intersecting politics with Danielle and Rev. Thompson (who has agreed to come onto the show in the near future).

It is budget season here in NH and the Belknap County gets an overall review by former Laconia Mayor Tom Tardif.  While this may be local to central NH, we know that from our friends around the country, the same things go on in your area – listen up and find out how "extra" money is extracted from your family!

SchlubCam:

Ray Carbone talks about his book – Part 1

Danielle Delisle (with Rev. Thompson) – Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4      Note: there are some periods of silence when Rev. Thompson joins via phone.  Dinglehoff (er, that’s me) failed to switch the audio input of the Schlubcam – apologies!

Tom Tardif speaks about Belknap County budget – Part 1       

Break 1   Break 2   Break 3   Break 4  

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 11/22/08

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Week of 11/15/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Meet The New Press – Why education matters edition!

Hour One:

Grant Bosse (who we had endorsed for NH Congressional District 2 in the primary) was in studio as the new investigative reporter for the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy where he will be specializing in all things State related (budget, policies, the politics and inner workings).  He’ll also be putting the results up at NH WatchDog

Part 1 & 2    Part 3

Steve DeMaura from Americans for Job Security comes on to talk about the Kill Company Campaign (otherwise known as the "Employee Free Choice Act"). 

Hour Two: 

Terry Stewart joins Doug and Skip to talk about the feeding frenzy of the "outside agencies" at the forum instigated by Bud Martin and hosted by the County Commissioners.  It was quite the sight, watching all these non-governmental agencies proclaim that all was lost and we were doomed if their funding was not put back into the budget.   Part 1    Part 2

Lisa Merrill joins us to talk about her quest for a more open and transparent government in Meredith with respect to video taping and broadcasting the Inter-Lakes School District meetings.  She also announces that she will be running for Inter-Lakes School Board!    Part 1   Part 2

SchlubCam:

Grant Bosse – Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Terry Stewart – Part 1   Part 2

Lisa Merrill – Part 1   Part 2

Break 1   Break 2   Break 3   Break 5   Break 6   Break 7

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 11/08/08

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Week of 11/08/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Meet The New Press – End of the Campaign Edition!

Hour One:

Coming soon

Hour Two: 

Coming soon

 

SchlubCam:

None this week

 

 

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Meet The New
Press – Podcast for 11/01/08

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Week of 11/01/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Meet The New Press – End of the Campaign Edition!

Hour One:

Coming soon – both Senator John E. Sununu and former Congressman Jeb Bradley come on to talk about last minute campaining and expectations.

Hour Two: 

Coming soon – Liz Mair from the RNC talks with a caller concerning healthcare and the various races with Doug and Skip.  Also, Jen Rubin comes on to analyze and give her expections on the races.

 

SchlubCam:

None this week

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 10/25/08

Note: OK, I’m late….was sick most of Saturday and Sunday – flog me with a damp handkerchief!  Snippets will come as soon as I can!

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Week of 10/25/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

Part 1, Part 2 – MTNP tries to right a wrong as NH Democrat Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter called Gold Star Mom Natalie Healy a liar about her not contacting Natalie during a debate with Jeb Bradley (Republican candidate for NH Congressional District 1) .  NH Democrat Leader Ray Buckley compounds the slur when he accused this lady (whose Navy SEAL son was killed in Afganistan trying to rescue his buddies) of allowing herself to be "used" by the Bradley campaign.

Natalie and Debbie Lee, another Gold Star Mother who witnessed the incident, call into the show as Jeb is in studio.

Part 3 – Doug and Skip discuss on that Carol Shea-Porter refuses to contact certain constituents and refused a debate.  Taxes and Obama.  Paying final respect to National Guard Cpl Dimond of Franklin, NH.    Doug brings up the Pemi Machine Gun shoot to be held tomorrow.

Hour Two: 

Leslie Carbone comes on to talk about her upcoming book: Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform (Potomac, 2009) and why it is important (funding only what government should be doing for enumerated powers, violating the law of the land and we have to pay for it – Joe the Plumber, undermining incentives to create wealth, how the Left and Right view the tax code.  Morally, those that have worked for the rewards deserve them – not others; the role of charity vs taxes.  Those that game the system ).  Part 1    Part 2

John Russo returns on to discuss the event that Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson is attending here in Gilford.  Points – the demise of the "mainline Protestant denominations" as they move to a social gospel from an individual gospel, secular humanism vs absolute Christian theology,  "the slippery slope" and the homosexual agenda     Part 1    Part 2

 

SchlubCam:

Discussion with Jeb in studio – Carol Shea-Porter calls one Gold Star Mother a liar and NH Democrat Chair diminishes another Gold Star Mother’s loss of her son    Part 1    Part 2    A Break

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 10/18/08

Note: OK, I’m late….was sick most of Saturday and Sunday – flog me with a damp handkerchief!  Snippets will come as soon as I can!

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Week of 10/11/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

Segment 1 – The Gang talks about Senator Sununu – his actions (positive) speak louder than words – a better fit for NH, especially when he stands up for what he thinks is right (changes in the Patriot Act, Internet taxes, et al).  We talk about Jeb Bradley’s openness to all (Carol Shea-Porter – if you are not a Dem, you aren’t going to get to speak to her). Elected politicans do not get to choose who they represent (or not). Jeb is always at the military events and does NOT go for the mic or recognition.  CSP – in the tank for Big Unions

Segment 2 – Presidential polls are getting closer. "Common" fare for the campaign trail?  Caller asks Greg about the Laconia City Council’s 10% raise for the City Manager and other issues.

Liz Mair comes back to the show and talks about the Sarah Palin event in Laconia and "Joe the Plumber" calling Obama out on his socialismObama’s Spendometer.

NH State Budget and Governor Lynch’s refusal to show leadership in this Democrat sponsord fiscal debacle (of which, they were warned long ago)

Hour Two: 

 

NH’s Senator John E. Sununutalks with the Gang about how bad the Employee Free Choice Act is for Joe Six-Pack. Foxes watching the hen house (Dems at Fannie & Freddie).  Have to control spending! We talk about Internet, energy, stuff.

 

Joe Kenney – Republican candidate for NH Gov & 28 year Marine (from private to Lt. Col.).  Talks about Dem. Gov. Lynch’s failures at controlling the budget.  Need an overall ERP system and let the citizens see the on-going results.  Talks about how he would reign in and fix the State’s problems.

Warner Todd Huston, blogger at PubliusForum.com comes on to talk about his post decrying the Toledo (Ohio) Blade editorial that all but embraces socialism ("the right to a job where you live").

SchlubCam:

Greg Knytych joins Doug and Skip – Part 1, Part 2

Watch the Gang talk with Liz about "Joe the Plumber and Obama’s economic plan

A Break

NH State Budget Discussion

The guys talk with NH Senator Sununu

Another Break

Joe Kenny, Republican candidate for NH Governor, talks with the Gang

Yet Another Break

After the show banter

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 10/11/08

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Week of 10/11/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

Opening Banter – political debates – behind the scenes in the blogosphere by the campaign’s E-campaigners.

Discussion with Karen Testerman – Cornerstone Policy Research, mentions Joe Biden intro’d by VP John Mccain.  Title V brouhaha at the Capital – Planned Parenthood (who gets over $1 Billion each year) and its allies tried to spike $90K used in abstinence education funding (even though PP gets over $1 million).  Jeanne Shaheen – refused it when Gov at first, then "wasted it" in admin just so she could say she took it. How Planned Parenthood / Teen Clinics, funded by government, separate kids from their kids in defense of "reproductive rights" and their sense of "morality".  In essence, Planned Parenthood does not want a choice out there – just their way.  Discussion – kids are not just sexual beings – they do have minds – it doesn’t have to "oh, they’re just gonna do it!  Choices have consequences! 

The process by which the Democrat Executive Councilors (except Shea!) tried to block that $90K funding.  Jorge calls in! Politician ratings by Cornerstone / CPR.  History of Doug, Karen, and Jorge (Skip’s the Johnny-come-lately) in activism; the role of technology.  CT Supreme Court vote on validating gay marriage – effect here in NH?  Traditional and proven customs vs change for the sake of change. Karen – temp reloc with her husband to Australia!  Obama – a change to socialism aided and abetted by a Dem majority?  Traditional family – best for kids – the studies prove it (role models, poverty avoidance).

Jeb Bradley, Republican candidate for NH’s Congressional District 1, calls in!   Sprinting to Nov. 2 and he is optimistic.  People want answers to bad economy, jobs lost, and high healthcare and energy costs, bailout.  Where’s Carol Shea-Porter on her agenda?  Jeb talked about the AARP debate yesterday (she tried to blame Jeb for the problems and she didn’t like Jeb quoting her voting record).  Raising taxes, not drilling: not answers!

Jeb wants the Blogger Debate that Carol Shea-Porter is running from!  Even with Liberals coming in to grill Jeb while Doug and I question her.  The people deserve to know where both Jeb and Carol stand on the issues (Skip points out – Jeb granted Carol a lot of debates; why is she not granting the same in return?  Open and transparency in how the candidates stand.

Skip will re-issue the invitation; convictions of the ideas should be demonstrated before the public.

Karen, Part 2 – Brings up that Jeb was always willing to take time for his constitutents when they came to DC.  Skip recalls the Carol Shea-Porter will not "You are not my constituent".   Get involved!  Life is up to you – and not the government.

 

Hour Two: 

Part 1 – Mark Primeau (President and CEO) and Steve Loughlin (Sr. Vice President, Commercial Lending) of Laconia Savings Bank come in to talk about the current financial tempest.  Wall Street & international finance have big problems but locally, banks are stable, are well capitalized, and lending; they do not have a credit crunch.  As a result of keeping their loan policies the stable for years, they are not in trouble – they simply lend to those that can repay their loans.  Politics has played a role in the current situation as well as complex financial derivatives / financial instruments.  Mark confirms – lending to homebuyers that really couldn’t afford them started this bubble problem.  NH / Lakes Region is not in the same bucket as CA, FL, NV – foreclosures here number 151 so far this year – 116 last year (and no local banks are involved).  But there are THOUSANDS of mortgages that are fine here in the Lakes Region!  Comparison of economy in 1929 vs that of today – there isn’t one even if there are some comparison that are true (e.g, asset bubble).  The economy is still pretty good here in NH.

Part 2 – All is not rosy as the financial problems could ripple into the general economy. Some of the problems highlighted in the media are part of an industry and companies within it and not part of the financial meltdown – but does our educational system have a part in this – does it teach what capitalism is (and isn’t)?  Regulations have effects too -> see France!  Capitalism -> the freedom to screw up!  Context check – far more banks died in the last crisis during the early 1990s than so far now; Steve lists just the banks that failed on Oct 10, 1991.  Right now, it is the big banks, the sub-prime players, that are in trouble – not the community banks like Laconia Savings.  Quick discussion on "Mark-to-Market" – the theory sounded good – not so much in reality so quickly.  An emailer – Laconia Savings’ online banking system is primo!

Joe Kenney, Republican candidate for New Hampshire Governor calls in to talk issues – Dems went into spending mode with $500 million over revenues for a 17.5% rise in spending.  Lynch has not protected the taxpayer. Doug – Lynch is going to the employees to solve the problem. Joe – not addressing the problem and has not made the cuts needed to keep the budget balanced.  Lynch says he has solved the retirement system problem – Joe calls him out for his absence in the actual process.  The retirement system is the elephant in the room – a big problem that is not going away.  How would he differ from Lynch – a real balance budget, a better financial / ERP system (Pew rates NH near the bottom), and get the line employees to suggest better procedures.  Openness and transparency – Joe will put the check register and the departmental audits out on the State’s website (like Alaska) to allow citizens to do policing of their government.  Joe cites the non-open process of last minute bonding – that should have been open!

Part 2 – New Hampshire Advantage – "what would you do to preserve the NH advantage?" Joe – no income or sales tax, biz friendly state, individual responsibility, limited government.  Lynch – NH Advantage – it’s wonderful people. – it shows the problem with Lynch, that you don’t know where he stands.  Joe stands on core conservative principles – Lynch says what’s needed to just get elected.  Doug asks Joe about Jane Aitkins’s (one of our go-to education gals here at MTNP!) Letter to the  Editor (Laconia Citizen):

Editor, The Citizen:

Your endorsement of Lynch is some sort of sick joke isn’t it? $500M deficit, 25 new taxes, RGGI nonsense, SPA nonsense, and abortions for 11-year olds really don’t show ‘leadership’ in any way shape or form. Not to mention that he cannot string together a coherent sentence when responding to questions, that is, if he responds at all. Most times he runs away.

Shame on you, Citizen.

J. Aitken
Manchester

Parental Notification – Joe is pro-life and feels that when Lynch signed that repeal, he took away the right’s of parents.  Dems all but say "kids, you don’t have to listen to your parents".

SchlubCam:

Karen Testerman – Part 1, Break 1, Part 2, Break2, Part 4

Karen while our friend Jorge Mesa-Tejada and Congressman Jeb Bradley call in.

Mark Primeau and Steve Loughlin from Laconia Savings Bank talking with Doug and Skip about the current financial credit crunch and why community banks like LSB are not only surviving but doing well.     Coming in, Part 1, Break 2, Part 2

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 10/04/08

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Week of 10/04/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

No snippets this week

Hour Two: 

No snippets this week

SchlubCam:

None this week!

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 9/27/08

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Hour One:

Opening Banter – MTNP Movie Critics?  Matt Murphy and Brink Slattery of the Granite Staters for Employee Freedom join Doug and Skip to talk about the Card check legislation (ill named Employee Free Choice Act. Animal House meets Captain America?

GSEF Part 1 – what is the bill about?  Why is the secret ballot superior to just signing a card to bring in a union – what are the pros and cons?  Where can the union go to get you to sign?  What is the business owner allowed to do?  McCain does not support it; Obama and the Democrat Party does.  The Biz owner would now be under a gag order.  What can the union do to "convince" you to sign?  Forces the Biz owner to reach binding arbitration in 90 days; else, in 30 day, the Feds WILL mediate an agreement. After that, the arbitrator and the unions sets the pay, benefits, and working conditions for 2 years – the biz owner has no say. The unions are allowed to combine several small companies to "get enough" to have a union.  Percentage of union participation now?

GSEF Part 2 – Pat?  How close to passage?  Stance of President Bush?  Senate?  What will Obama?  Unions have already spent $500 million to advocate for this (and will spend up to $1 BILLION dollars!  Big Oil?  Big Business?  How about Big Unions and the pay rates of the union bosses – how many people have to pay how much to give them that pay level?  Tom calls in to defend unions.  Doug reveals his stance about unions.  Again, the main issue will be the loss of the private ballot for the common guy in deciding about union participation.  With card signatures, the "voting" stops when 51% of the employees have agreed to the union – the rest of the employees don’t matter.

GSEF Part 3 – Three Stooges vs Little Rascals? Pre-1947 was card check – replaced by private balloting because of unions threats.  Shaheen – Big Labor in support.  Matt and Brink talk about their experiences in trying to talk about Shaheen’s stance, talking with ordinary union members, and union thuggish behavior when they dislike the camera.  Shaheen won’t tell why she supports this legislation.  The trials and tribulations of taking video.  Why isn’t this "bigger" news and being talked about (er, most people aren’t political / news junkies)?  The union leaders threaten Matt and Brink in "throw you in the river" and one sticks his finger onto the camera lens.

Doug and Skip continue the discussion from last week about SWAT / Police – recap from last week and a new incident where a SWAT team member was killed entering a house; turns out that the occupant may be exonerated from murder charges (thinking his house was being burglerized, he shot at the door) because the SWAT team made some very bad mistakes.  Double standard example (citizen treated differently than a law enforcement officer for falling asleep at the wheel)?

Hour Two: 

Jen Rubin, Part 1 – her article mentioned by Rush Limbaugh!  New media – comraderia, conversations amongst us all.  A meritocracy – if you are good, you will succeeed! 
Jen’s article on Joe Biden – lots of earmarks (and Obama too!).  Change?  Not really!  A talk about the financial mess and politicians role in it and how earmarks can be corrupting. Million dollar earmark by Obama to his wife’s employer and her subsequent pay raise?  Community organizer = lobbyist.  Burning down the house – viral video – explains how government created this mess.  Skip’s commentary on an similar IBD editorial.

Part 2 – Jen of "everywhere!"  New gig too – DC Editor of Pajamas Media including PJTV! Bailout bill – Jen give’s us the latest and what might happen in the near future. <Digression: Doug -> is Bill Clinton the Ron White of the political scene.>  Jen talks about the ideological differences to the approaches to solving the fiscal bailout bill mess. She thinks McCain did help (and Pelosi wants cover from the Republicans). 

Debate?  She thinks McCain won (because Chris Matthews is upset!).  Has McCain gotten inside Obama OODA even in the debate?  A "Kitty Dukakis" moment for Obama? Does Obama really understand "bad people"?  Discussion of appearances / presentation – Obama seemed angry, kept interrupting McCain, and seemed annoyed when challenged; McCain seemed at ease.  A "George Herbert Walker Bush" moment for Obama, too – had to look at the bracelet "I have one too!".  Doug talks about Matthew Stanley.

Skip and Doug debate about the Debate; Part 1 – They argue about McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign (Skip -> ‘dumb", Doug – "good!").  Why aren’t the Senators actually doing Senate work?  McCain – better communicator than Bush, throws Dems another curve with "debate – will he?  Will he not?".  Debate format notes.  Why are we allowing society to mitigate bad decisions. 

They continue – Part 2 – Obama seemed to keep take punches ("I agree with John"); McCain campaign staff gets ad out before end of debate.  Obama seemed to be on the defensive and always having to explain himself.  McCain "adjusts" and stops allowing Obama to interrupt (again, annoying Obama more).  McCain – changed the debate from speechifying and debating to a townhall event.  Obama could not tie McCain to Bush.  "Believe in the US before you become the President".

American Carol – the movie!

 

SchlubCam:

None this week!

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 9/20/08

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Week of 09/20/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

Opening Banter – new opening, where’s Pat?  Greg Knytych running for NH Senate District 4 and why he’s running – against Kathy Sgambati’s larger government and larger spending (the stealth path to a broadbased tax?). He talks about economic freedom, higher taxes and regulations chase business away.  Skip’s #2 son has enlisted into the U.S. Army.  The mortgage debacle – a result of poor education?

Jeb Bradley, Republican candidate for NH’s Congressional District 1 – calls in – he’s running all over – talking about economy, energy, supporting the troops, and the Bloggers’ debate.  Status on that debate – he has accepted; he gave Carol Shea-Porter all of the debates she asked for (6 or so) during the last election but has had no response from Carol Shea-Porter on his request.

Tammy Simmons – Executive Director of NH Advantage Coalition – joins in to give an update to their efforts to allow citizens to vote for revenue / tax caps in NH.  Laconia’s tax cap is working.  Concord’s and Manchester’s Democrat (and a few Republican) politicians refuse to put the NHAC referundum on the Nov ballot.  Pattern?  Dems trying to suppress the vote to assist Dem elections (i.e., putting off the referundum vote would cause conservative voters to not show, tilting the turnout to be more weighted to Democrat voters).  Democrats using out of state resources to fight NHAC.  What is the proper role of government – Liberals see taxes as charity and should be higher to serve the common good.  Maintaining the government employees or the taxpayers that support them.  Are the Dems just getting the ordinary people mad at them for not letting them vote?

Marshall Cobleigh, former NH Speaker of the House and au
tho of the book "We Ain’t Making Sausage Here" joins the Gang to talk about his 10 year history on TV’s Closeup with Jeanne Shaheen and her anti-drilling and anti-nuke jihad here in NH as a radical community organizer back in the 1970s and 1980s [Note: I remember her working with the Clamshell Alliance, reading about their antics as a college student reading the Boston Globe and watching the Boston TV stations.  -Skip].  Talked about Marshall’s Op-Ed and how his insights long ago have turned out to prescient about the power that the Arabs have over our energy sources.  He claims that the environmental movement actually started the steps to war (as they simply blame Bush).

Discussion about Shaheen’s attempted flip from her past, and how she is trying to obfuscate her real position by appearing to be for nukes but still appealing to the anti-nuke crowd.  Skip points out one reason why the environmentalists can claim that different energy sources are so expensive, like nukes, is that their lawsuits have made it so.  Marshall points out that they are just out to score political points rather than solving problems and  claims that she has no core philosophies – she swings in the wind with the polls.  Decries the fact that the Liberals will not allow expansion of America’s energy sources for Americans.

Hour Two: 

Education Part 1 – Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 – Jane Aitken (calling from CMC Cardiac care – all is fine) and Ann Marie Banfield joins Doug and Skip to talk about the state of Education in the schools today – education or indoctrination?  Who is doing the teaching – what do THEY believe and what are they teaching our children?   Conservatives AND Liberals are concerned with the lack of academic achievement in our schools

"The Schools We Need and why we don’t have them by E.D. Hirsch.

Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer’s group’s report "Diploma to Nowhere"

Where are the standards coming from, and why aren’t the teachers allowed to pick teaching programs that actually work?  Parents have to start evaluating the curriculum for themselves to keep it academically rigorous and not indoctrinational.  Is it that children deserve public education or a publicly funded education?  Why are so many high performing (or at least, parents think so) high school graduates having to take remedial classes when they hit college?  Are the educrats working hard to self-justify the nuttiness?

Education Part 2 – School choice?  School standards?  Test scores – NECAP science scores here in NH – Failure!  UNESCO and the NEA’s curriculum promotes that national sovereignty is evil and global citizenship is better. How does this philosophy gets pushed down to the classroom (hint: Obama running for President of the World).  Look to Goals 2000 and other programs evolving from UN treaties.  Look at "The No Child Left Inside" (environmental policy wrapped up and presented as science – UN’s Agenda 21.  How does the indoctrination cut across and into the curriculum.

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Education Part 3 –  Discussion on "Follow The Child" – a philosophy on which the State spent $1.3 million to find out that kids don’t like schools (Dr. Quaglia).  What is meant by following the child on the State following the health and social well being of the child.  Who gets to set the State’s standards?  Who sets at the local level?  How do parents know that their kids are being measured correctly?  Why are almost 25% of US kids dropping out before getting a high school diploma?

Now!Hampshire – NECAP science results.

Education Part 4 -Skip’s anguish that one of WEMJ’s sponsors is Carol Shea-Porter (and Greg Knytych points out that her money is helping to keep Meet The New Press on the air).  Jane discusses "We the People" civics text – which denigrates the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as being mere ideas and not our Foundational Principles.  Constitution should be taught as written and not as how teachers wishes it to be.  Discussion of who is really solving global problems – global NGOs or the Anglosphere based countries?  Is the general public aware of what is going on in our schools and who they should be holding accountable?

SchlubCam:

Education Hour with Ann Marie and Jane   Part 1   Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Ann Marie and Allison join the Gang in studio (Jane Aitken on the phone),  Break 1, Break 2, Break 3

After The Show

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 9/13/08

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Week of 09/13/08
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Hour 1              Hour 2

Hour One:

Interview with Brian "Cosmo" Lawson of PolitickerNH  Part 1   Part 2

Part 1 – PolitickerNH catches eye of the Columbia Journalism Review; Wall Street Journal  noted high powered hiring, PolitickerNH’s speed of reporting vs Union Leader on political items at the conventions.  What are the results of the Dem and Repub deliberations on First in the Nation NH Primary

Part 2 – Brian is covering Obama in Manchester today (rain or shine). Discussion on Jeb Bradley vs Carol Shea-Porter (who is going to say what, where in the State they have to do well to win?).  Will they debate each other?  Switch to Sununu vs Shaheen.  Outside the State money for Shaheen – The Liberal Hollywood Womens group donates $100,000 to Shaheen.  Discussion concerning Shaheen’s radical community organizer role in the anti-nuke protests during the building of Seabrook Station and her flip-flop that she is really pro-nuke. 

Interview with Lt. Col (Ret, USMC) Orson Swindle who shared a P.O.W. cell for 18 months with Senator McCain at the infamous Hanoi Hilton.

Note: this was one of the most impressive and compelling interviews that we have done in the life of Meet The New Press.  Once again, we thank him for his service to his country!  He had a lot to say – much of which I just had to pull out and quote – words have meaning and his certainly did!

We learn of his background of graduating from Georgia Tech to be a US Marine Capt. flying supersonic jets to becoming a six year P.O.W. on his last schedule flight.  He describes the emotions and how he coped in the prison camps and how the prisoners, as part of  "the team", supported each other in their time of torture.  He spoke of "honor" and how it has driven both he and Senator McCain (and how it now carries little weight in today’s society); it was their way to survive by not wanting to be ashamed of their performance and wanting to believe that the folks back home would appreciate their sacrifice. Talked about whether they felt abandoned.  Negatives were kept low to keep the others going.  He tells a story about a young female reporter that could not fathom why McCain wouldn’t save himself when given the chance to be repatriated when on death’s door – she didn’t understand the true meaning of "honor".   From a cybersecurity guy (see bio), he talks about McCain’s solid technical bona fides in the area of data security. He talks about how McCain has surrounded himself with really bright and successful people that will get the work done.  Sadly, he confirms the torture induced physical handicaps that McCain has from being a POW (cannot comb his hair or wave to people properly).

Quotes:

"There is no substitute for victory – we don’t seem to fight wars that way anymore". 

"Nobody wants war less than those those of us that fight it because we know the suffering, we know the loss." 

"And a President McCain will be a person who if we do go to war, the people who want to do us harm had better standby because there can be no better friend than the United States of America or no worse enemy so don’t pick on us."

"John McCain is probably the least favorite person to be the President in the eyes of our enemies."

Orsen discusses what "honor" means to Senator McCain based on his past and his outlook for the future:  "Honor is everything"

"Our education system is horrible…we are dealing a fatal blow to ourselves if we don’t correct that." 

"Obama – ending the war responsibly?"… "An incredible naivety"

"Imagine,  had we followed the lead of the Democrats we would have the stigma of a defeat and when we back up, or when we’re defeated, the enemy moves forward."

He puts to rest the carnard that McCain doesn’t use email – his dexterity problems in his hands, due to torture,  prevent it and should rightly let someone else handle email.

"Think that it’s an illustration of just how damn desperate the Barack Obama campaign is that they would come to that." 

"We are not electing the winner among competitors in American Idol here – We are electing the President of the …United States."

 

Hour Two: 

Opening banter – Pat’s fingerprints on McCain’s ads?

Jeb Bradley, Republican running for NH-1 Congressional seat, returns to say "Thank you!" to the voters.  Will the "seat" return back to the Republicans? he wants to take it back to NH values – especially funding the military which Carol Shea-Porter voted against.  Debate? He hopes so (mentions that Carol Shea-Porter did "make nice" and call to congratulate him on his Primary win) to show the differences between them.

Jeb brings up having a live Blogger Debate on GraniteGrok?  Skip goes further – how about a GraniteGrok / BlueHampshire moderated debate on on MTNP?  Jeb accepts! Jeb continues and talks about the rise and importance of the blogosphere on campaigning and political discourse. 

Discussion
on energy – do everything – drill, refine, nukes, solar, wind and what Carol Shea-Porter won’t do.  Environmental groups preventing usage of what is legally available.

Doug and Skip – SWAT / Special Operations Teams in NH – accountability, funding, and training.  There should be an open discussion about this entity in Belknap County.

Liz Mair talks with Doug and Skip as she is now the Online Communications Director of the Republican National Committee!  The gang listens to the new RNC ad on earmarks – who represents real change?.  NH is important as a swing state; the ad shows real change and a stark difference between the tickets.  Obama has had over a Billion dollars of earmarks (not bad for just 143 days of work); Biden has been going after earmarks for years.  Skip brings up the earmark that Obama steered to his wife’s hospital (and then her salary tripled).

Palin has cut almost $500 million of Alaska’s spending. McCain has never asked for an earmark.  Palin has line item veto.  Levin (D-Michigan) is now trying to further hide earmarks in committee reports as "force of law".  McCain will veto spending – President Bush hardly ever used this most important tool.  Americans do not like their tax money wasted. 

Obama promises no tax hikes on "most Americans" – Doug is not convinced (either is Liz, based on Obama’s past history – it just seems he’s changing his target).  Skip brings up who IS/isn’t paying the Federal income taxes and how easy it may be to be considered "rich".  Democrat policies almost always end up taxing the rich but that tax will usually trickle down to the "less rich".  The

The "Sarah" surprise – excitement in the base!  She shows what most Americans believe – that almost any ordinary person can become President.

No SchlubCam this week

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 9/6/08

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Hour 1        Hour 2        Hour 3

Hour One:

Opening Banter and Jeb Bradley – "Barracuda", technical problems, Chan from WeekendPundit is back with us along with Jeb Bradley (Republican Candidate for NH Congress in NH-1).  Discussions with Jeb: Sarah Palin – THE game changer – whither now the GOP?  Libya / Sec. Rice visit, Surge in Iraq – now for Afghanistan?  Jeb gets endorsed by Natalie Healy (Gold Star Mother).  $ for troops.  Earmarks – good ones and bad ones?  Sue Peterson (Blue Star Mother) talks about how Jeb supports the Blue/Gold Star Moms.  Veteran care – dedicated hospital or "access card"?  Just say No to government run healthcare.  Discussion on how the State is transferring costs to the County property tax payers.

John Hawkins (RightWingNews) – weather from Hurricane Hanna, RWN post in Feb. about Sarah Palin.  Bloggers got it right first (compared to MSM and pundits).  PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) – why is it now Palin vs Obama (and not Obama vs McCain)?  Liberal Feminists -> hatred of successful conservative women.  How is Sarah handling the Liberal MSM that is attacking her (vs how they handled John Edwards’ illicit affair).  Sarah / Harriet Miers comparison.  Sarah – eBay that State Jet!  Reagan – is she going to be another good or great Communicator?  RNC was the highest rated Convention ever (huh?)!

 

Hour Two:

Discussion on DUI Police checkpoints – Mr "X" (the passenger) talks about being stopped by the Auburn, NH police and how the police may have gone well beyond what they should have. Attorney Mark Stevens (of ByeByeDWI.com) discuss the legal ramifications of what the police did / did not do as well as the gang’s questions.

Tom Tardif again comes on the show to talk about why he is the guy to be the Republican Candidate in November for Belknap County Commissioner. Discussed:  open and transparency (and the lac
k of it right now), putting up financial documents (like the check register) on the County Website, broadcasting the Commissioners and Belknap Convention meetings (he will push for it), problems in how the budget was created, the rise in property taxes 8.8% because of it, his fiscal conservatism, wants to right ALL of the bad processes that have been seen over the last year.  Frank Tilton’s reason for his refusal to debate Tom on the issues.  The problems all came home with the theft of $40K by the County Financial Officer due to a lack of internal controls and a lack of oversight by the Commissioners and the Belknap Convention.

Discussion with Tom continues into the third hour.

Hour Three (the Primary Edition!):

 

We finish up with Tom Tardif in discussing what needs to be fixed at the County level of government and why he believes he is the best person to do the job.

Random Round – The Gang (Chan, Doug, and Skip) talk about things from quantum theory to taxes

Grant Bosse, running for the Republican nomination from NH Congressional District 2, joins us to talk about his halcyon trips on the campaign trail, his ideas of what government does and does not do right, and asking for your vote.

SchlubCam later this week!

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 8/30/08

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Week of 08/16/08
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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

Opening Banter – we are the real deal for open and honest government like Sarah Palin! Skip and Doug discuss the Union Leader report on responses to Sarah Palin featuring Fran Wendelboe’s reaction in the story.  Gov. Palin’s mantra IS openness and transparency in government.  Gilford’s Gus Benevides is leading the charge in Gilford at the Town level to make the Town’s website to have more info on it concerning the Town’s activities, budgets, and processes.  However, the Gilford School Board has said no along with the Belknap County Commission concerning theirs (but Tom Tardif, running for Belknap County Commission, has promised to do so – please vote for him if you live in Laconia).

Grant Bosse, running to win the NH-2 Republican Primary, calls in from Hillsboro (soon to be at the Hopkinton Fair) talks about Labor Day but wants an Entrepreneurs Day established.  He also wants everyone to vote on September 9 (and is asking for your vote if you live in NH CD-2).  Sarah Palin – he loves the conservative views she has ((guns, down home outlook, what she has done in elected office with cleaning up the Rs in Alaska).  Grant brings up the State Jet sale on eBay by Palin.  New blood -> go on principles and not there to get along. What is correct bipartisanship? Grant says it straight on contrasting himself with his competitors.

Holly Robichaudthe Lone Republican: "not having a good day unless she is making a big government Liberal miserable".  Stories about Sarah Palin as a result of doing training for Republican women.  She walks the Talk, recruits people, restores integrity – took on the good old boys. No RINO – called the earmarkers into her office to explain themselves. Obama’s speech?  She stole the lime light.  Discusses when Dems attack her, they also attack Obama. Her ability to keep a secret (her vetting process).  Impact on the Hillary supporters or feminists. Sexism attacks – "she should be taking care of her baby."

 

Hour Two:

Opening banter – the listeners have made us #1.  UL article on SWAT.

Jeb Bradley, Republican candidate in NH CD-1, returns to talk about his race to win the Republican Primary and then face Carol Shea-Porter and win back his seat in Congres
s.  He discusses what Sarah Palin does for the ticket (Excellent choice and here’s why: shaking up the race, accountability, outsider, smart, tough – debating with Biden).  Jeb’s mailer – fiscal conservative on taxes.  Will always support the vets.  Energy (conserve, yes, but need MORE – do all!).  His experience.  Small business owner experience brings real world experience to Congress – brings the perspective that you have to earn your money instead of taking it in taxes. Effects of raising minimum wage (more teenage unemployment means less job training for later).  How about a "training wage"?  Why the US Chamber of Commerce endorsed Jeb.  Veteran affairs – we should not compromise.  Carol Shea-Porter has consistently voted against supporting the troops and what they need.

Soren Dayton from TheNextRight.com joins us to give us the scoop on the reaction of those gathering at the Republican Convention about Sarah Palin and the mood it will engender – her effects on the race; debating with Biden; attacking crooked Republicans. What are Obama’s accomplishments vs Sarah Palin?  Her success in getting a new pipeline and beat the Oil companies.  She can talk Energy!  Her husband will help the appeal to the common folks.  What’s the buzz at the RNC?  Why The Next Right and what is it supposed to do and be?  The news "suck away" from Obama to Palin.

 

No SchlubCam this week.

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 8/16/08

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Week of 08/16/08
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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

Opening Banter – With the Olympic games under way (and Skip marveling at the prowess of Michael Phelps in the pool), Doug and Skip notice that all is not as it seems as chinks appear in the facade that the Communist Chinese IOC’s opening ceremonies (e.g., underage gymnasts, Internet blockages, journalists taken away, claims of all tickets sold but lots of empty seats, et al).  Also discussed is the Russian invastion of Georgia and implications of that thugocracy on the newly minted democracy and the role of energy / oil in this.

How come the Peaceniks that are so quick to hammer US policies so quiet over this?  (is there a connection?)

Grant Bosse has another repeat performance on MTNP as he continues to be the Energizer Bunny of the NH-2 Congressional Republican candidates (he was at the Chichester Old Home Day).  We talked about his plans to cut wasteful Federal programs (his opponents have come up with $0 of their own suggestions), why federal income taxes make no sense ("customers, shareholder, and employees pay taxes"), and get his take on the Russian gambit (paraphrased: a test – Obama failed, McCain passed – this Russian expansion cannot be allowed to swallow up new democracies).

Jeb Bradley also joins us for an extended segment and we talk about his being at Liberty House (a place for homeless vets), his intention to move POW/MIA status back into use instead of DUSTWIN (Duty Station Unknown).  We continued to also get his take on Putin trying to overthrow Georgia’s democracy (we need to protect them if all possible diplomacy fails), the use of cyberwarfare and the need for the US to have both a credible defense and offensive capability there.  Poland’s threat from Russia was touched upon ("in times like this, Shea-Porter wants to cut funding for missle defense"). Also, he brings up differences between him and John Stephen (including cost-shifting by his HHS onto the local property taxpayers). 

He also agrees to a radio / blog debate on Meet The New Press / GraniteGrok with Carol Shea-Porter if he is successful in winning the Republican Primary on September 9th!  Let’s see if she is willing to agree!

Hour Two: snippets coming soon!

Mike Coutu also returns to MTNP to talk about the year’s Live Free or Die Rally. Music, debate, food, speakers, cannons, and kegs of gunpowder – what more could you ask to see or hear in Jaffrey, NH next weekend? What IS neat is that someone thinks well enough of our state motto "Live Free or Die" and what it really means to produce an entire w
eekend’s event to celebrate it.

Skip mentioned that Andy Sanborn (R-Henniker), who is running for NH Senate District 7 (web site is Andy4Senate.com) is having an unusual fundraiser – RACING CARS at NH Motor Speedway. This coming Thursday afternoon (call the campaign for details). This is the kind of fundraiser that is "out of the box" – now, how do I explain to my boss my absence (er, it’ll be hard to type at 150 mph on the back straight…)

We also talk about the Central NH SWAT team and the family that had an up close and personal encounter with them.

Randall O’Toole ("the Anti-Planner"), also returns to talk about railroads and mass transit systems.  Planners love them, but they turn out to be a huge taxpayer bust – pretty much, they cannot support themselves.  Intentions are nice, but the financial and environmental results are lacking.  Cars and buses turn out to be a better answer. He has papers over at the Cato Institute (he is a Senior Fellow there) as well as the American Dream Coalition on these subjects.

 

No SchlubCam this week.

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 8/9/08

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Week of 08/9/08
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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Snippets coming soon! 

Hour One:

Opening Banter – Doug and Skip talk about the opening Olympic Ceremony and with things underway, a Czech shooter had already won the first Gold medal.  The pollution levels in Bejing are also quite evident, and they guys asked the question "so, why are the enviro-wackos complaning" (and of course, knew the reason why).  They also noted, with sorrow, the death of the little girl up in Ashland due to the flash flooding that swept the family car away.

We talked with Matt Murphy of the Granite State Employee Freedom Coalition to see where the gang discussed that Shaheen was spending the weekend with the AFL-CIO hoy-paloi – in other words, Big Union.  Shaheen refuses to discuss the issue of Employee Free Choice Act– EFCA (secret ballot voting for unionization)– and discussed former Presidential Democrat George McGovern’s opposition to it.  Our friend Chan from Weekend Pundit calls in from the live stream with his observations as a long term union guy.

We talked with one of our favorite guests, Liz Mair who is now with with RNC as Director in the eCampaign Division of the RNC.  Mostly, we talked about the number one issue of the campaign – energy and the differences between McCain and Obama in this regard.  We also discussed McCain’s Lexington Program.  Also, we talked gas prices and that the expectation that lower gas prices in the future will (and has) lower current prices.  We also expounded on the fact that Americans do not like to be told they can and have to be content with less – we want and can do more!  Nukes – yeah, we like’em!

Ending BanterThe Obama Sign and the fact that nuke power could very well result in higher employment in the Lakes Region.

Hour Two:

Quick Banter – a bit more on nukes, jobs, safety, and why do the opponents believe that future generations are going to be stupider than now?

We had a wonderful time with Amil Imani discussing "useful idiots" and the process of how fundamentalist Islamism (mostly fueled with petro-dollars from the S
audis are planting mosques as part of their "soft jihad" of cultural, religious, and legal warfare.  As he grew up in Iran, he knows first hand the danger that the West is facing.  We discuss some of the problems we see here in the US and in the West, the small little incidents, when connecting all the dots, show that Islam may well be using the openness of the West against it.

Lastly, James Pindell from PolitickerNH.com (THE place on the ‘Net for dishing inside politics in NH) was our last guest and the topic was the Congressional and Senatorial races here in NH: the primary with Jeb Bradley (who the ‘Grok has endorsed!) and John Stephen (we discussed the recent UNH polling data) in NH CD-1 and the general election with Carol Shea-Porter.  We also touched on the Sununu / Shaheen matchup.

No SchlubCam this week.

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 8/2/08

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

Grant Bosse, running to win the Republican primary to go up against Democrat Paul Hodes in NH’s Congressional District 2, comes on to thank us for his endorsement and to give us an update on his campaign to identify government programs that he will cut that do nothing but waste taxpayer money.  We also discuss his use of Web 2.0 to get his message out.

We had a great time with Erick Erickson of RedState talking about the internet,, the politics, and the revamp of his site and certainly the uprising that the  US House staged after Speaker Pelosi literally turned out the lights!  Time went by too fast, so he has agreed to come back in a couple of weeks!

We also had an unexpected call from our friend Chan from Weekend Pundit, and the gang talked "Grok N Roll" for a bit as all three of us (it turned out) were going to the same concert at MeadowBrook in Gilford (Styx and Boston).  Interesting story about how the new lead vocal was found by Boston’s founder, Tom Scholz, by the use of the Internet!

Hour Two:

Charlie Arlinghaus had a couple of good segments with us talking about why a State Budget that is millions in the hole can still find money for pet projects.

Jeb Bradley came back into the studio and discussed our endorsement of him for the Republican nod in NH Congressional District 1 and his outlook on things in general. Energy comes right out front as a caller decides to mix it up with Jeb.

Snippets and SchlubCam coming soon!

 

 

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 7/26/08

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

We talked with Ron Planting is an economist and "manager of statistics" with the American Petroleum Institute (API). over the current Democrat attempt of "use or lose it" (which is already the case) and why just forcing drilling everywhere is just throwing dollars down a drill hole.

Paul Jacob is a Senior Advisor at the Sam Adams Alliance was also on the show and we talked a lot about forced charity through taxes.

Hour Two:

 

We also talked with Grant Bosse – Mr. Everywhere of the NH Congressional District 2 race to the Republican Primary.  We talked about his campaign philosophy and his One A Day way to save taxpayer money as well as the spat with Jennifer Horn’s campaign manager.

 

Continuing with politics, we yakked with Tammy Simmons of the New Hampshire Advantage Coalition (NHAC). that is trying to help taxpayers’ wallets with chartered forms of government adopt spending caps as a means to control local spending.  As Doug said "how important is this in the fight to save our beloved "Advantage" in the face of the continued spending onslaught brought upon us by Democrat rule?"

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 7/12/08

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featuring guests Jeb Bradley

Jeb For Congress 

and Greg Knytych

Knytych for NH Senate District 4 

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Week of 07/12/08
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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

NH 1st Congressional District candidate Republican Jeb Bradley checked in for a conversation with Doug & Skip (and joined by Greg Knytych who is seeking to unseat the incumbent senator in NH Senate Disctrict 4).  Callers, emailers, oh my!  Lots of topics – and lots of answers!

Part 1 – Carol Shea-Porter’s reliance on outside NH money, she’s for illegal immigration, ending the war when Victory is in sight, and will raise the average NH family’s taxes by $3,200.  Jeb is for NH values – personal responsibility, limited government, lower taxes; all resulting in personal freedom.  Greg also goes after NH Sgambati’s policies.

Part 2 – Pat’s a new daddy!  John Stephen claim of saving NH taxpayers $143 million dollars was only a transfer down to NH property taxes.  Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not what a true fiscal conservative does.  Discussion on the Counties vs HHS lawsuit over the cost shifting – audit problems for HHS.  HB2 screwed up the funding, with Sgambati (as main author of HB2) killing the counties via demographics (state paying for kids whose population is going down and forcing the counties to pay for seniors whose population is going up).  Greg’s observation: Is the whole cost shifting scheme the same mentality as borrowing to get ourselves out of debt?

NOTE: the
HHS audit about which Jeb spoke can be found here at the NH official website: 

Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services – Financial and Compliance Audit Report For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2007

Part 3 – Medicaid payments and NH HHS payment holdbacks and not paying the bills (costing the counties $20 million / year).  More on demographics and not all towns paying for their utilization of the county nursing home beds.

Part 4 – Tony Snow’s passing – more on policy differences.

 

Hour Two:

Karen Thurston (Blue Star Moms) comes in to talk about the ongoing POW/MIA nomenclature controversy.  She also talks about two young soldiers that gave their lives for our freedom (Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez and Army Private Byron Fouty).  We also do a run down of others that have yet to be found.  We will NEVER forget!!

Remember that ad that drove the Shaheen campaign and the NH Democrat leadership crazy?  We get to the bottom of the Dems angst by having Steve DeMaura of Americans for Job Security (AJS, who created the commercial) on the program.  This organization is all about that free markets and individual freedom create success – higher taxes and more onerous pro-union will actually result is less individual freedom – You Go, AJS (and Steve)!

Lastly, we talk about the government, once again, trying to insert itself in between parents and their children – the  Teen "Family" Planning poster.

 

Part 1 – Karen Thurston of the NH Blue Star Moms talks about POW/MIA and those soldiers finally coming home to their loved ones.

Part 1, Part 2 – Steve DeMaura of AJS – issue advocacy, unions playing politics, Right To Work issues, Group mentality vs the Individual.  The election issues – raising taxes (Democrats) or lowering them (Republicans), the Death Tax, Sales tax.  Denouncements of the AJS ad but not its issues by the Democrat leadership, FEC regulations, Democrats trying to regulate Senate and House speech rights on the issues, Sununu under attack by Shaheen of being anti-science (An MIT trained engineer being anti-science?  Yeah, we believe that claim).  Nanny state and other issues.

Part 1 – The RESPECT clinic controversy locally

 

 

 

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Meet the New Press Podcast featuring John Stephen, facts about the oil industry, and the last word on the Wolfeboro flag flap…

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

NH 1st Congressional District candidate Republican John Stephen checked in for a conversation with Doug & Skip. The discussion ran the full range of issues, with John touting his record as NH’s HHS Commissioner and bonafide conservative credentials. Doug and Skip discuss Cop Week Bike Week in the opening moments. They also set the agenda for the day’s program. Mr. Stephen comes in about 5 minutes into the first segment of Part 1… 

Part 1              Part 2

Nancy Merrill, for John McCain’s New Hampshire team, joined Doug, Skip, and John Stephen for some discussion on the Obama public funding/campaign spending limit flip-flop and his willingness to throw long-time comrades under the bus. Click here.

John Stephen wraps up in what turned out to be a fast-moving first hour. Skip held his feet to the fire on the so-called "pass-downs" by the state to county taxpayers that occured while the state agency involved– Health & Human Services– was under his command. Click here.

Hour Two:

Doug & Skip s
ound the alarm on International Baccalaureate & beg Gilford, NH’s parents to become informed on the anti-American "philosophies" that will get foisted upon their children. Click here.

Mr. David Mica of the Florida Petroleum Council talks about the hot topic of the moment: energy. More specifically, we discussed offshore drilling and why it’s important, the real facts as to why existing leased areas currently go (seemingly) unused, and the economic benefit to both state and federal treasuries when exploring and drilling for oil & gas takes place. Click here.

Scott Thurston of Wolfeboro joins Doug, Skip, and Laconia City Councilor Greg Knytych in the studio to detail the rest of the story behind the display of flags on that town’s lighted telephone poles that offended a fellow citizen to the point of a lawsuit seeking their removal. Click here.

 

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Meet the New Press- Podcast for 06/07/08

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Week of 06/07/08
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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

Interview – NH 2nd Congressional District candidate Republican Jim Steiner stopped by the MTNP studios for a conversation with Doug & Skip. The discussion went from his military career as a Green Beret through his years as a small business owner and a stint on the state Board of Education. Hear Jim describe why he’s the 20-20-20 candidate. We also talked about the topic on most peoples’ minds these days: energy.

Discussing the Wolfeboro flag removal lawsuit flap. Blue Star Mother Sue Peterson checks in with an update on the latest news regarding the attempted legal attempt to have the flags on the lighted poles in Wolfeboro removed. Sue fills us in on the hundreds of outraged military families nationwide and the plan to send the plaintiff many flags in the mail. Click here for the latest on this sorry affair.

Talking about our attempt to convince Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta to throw his hat in the ring for the GOP nomination to take out Governor Lynch and preserve the NH Advantage.

Hour Two:

Education-palooza! Doug and Skip welcome Jane Aitken and Ann Marie Banfield into the studio for a full hour of talk about the insidious UN-inspired programs and curriculae reaching into our local government school classrooms. International Baccalaureate Programme, "Follow the Child", and the removal of "middle class values" are among the topics of our derision. Standards? What standards? Also, we talked about math, geometry, and how to analyze what is actually being "taught" in your childrens’ schools. We also talked about what is meant these days by school "reform" and exactly who the "reformers" really are. Introducing "Dr. Quagmire."Wink    Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.   [Full hour here]

 

 

 

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Hour One:

Opening banter – Pat fills Doug & Skip in as to what’s been going on: McCain campaign, Now!Hampshire (politics, moving to business and local sports).  Doug gets dubbed "the most unfunniest guy in the country".  Shaheen not knowing about the oil "subsidies" she’s railing about.

Interview – John Russo of Mass Resistance talks about their agenda aimed at Sr. and Jr. High funded with your tax money (by upset that people want to tell the kids’ parents!) and the anger they exhibit when challenged by those that oppose that agenda.  The Gang also talks about the effect on society of moving away from traditional morality.  The "walk of shame".

Council for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions and Their Families‘s Denise Brewitt talks with the Gang about the difficulties of families having to deal with long term illnesses of their children.

Hour Two:

Razzing Pat – Skip and Doug good naturedly rib Pat’s absence(s) without calling in to let us know that he’s alive…..Phone your Mom, Pat!

Interview with NH Senator Bob Clegg – Continuing on with MTNP’s Q & A with NH Congressional candidates (NH-1, NH-2) that are bent on replacing Hodes (D-NH) and Shea-Porter (D-NH).   We talk about the Second Amendment, the Dems retribution on someone crossing their agenda (we’ll look into this!), and his reasons for running.  For more, go to his website, Bob Clegg for Congress

Laconia’s Ward 1 City Councilor, Greg Knytych, announces his intention to unseat NH NH District 4 Senator Sgambati (D)!  More will be forthcoming, but you can read his words here at his site, The Blogging Councilor.

 

 

 

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Pat was out this week – Doug and Skip talk with the guests and each other. Jeb Bradley co-hosted hour 2. 

Hour One:

Opening banter– Doug & Skip discuss Pat’s probable long list of tasks as the McCain campaign gets geared up. Discussion about the ruling by NH DRA regarding the Belknap County budget and the poor performance in the matter by local Republicans.

~~Discussing energy with 2nd CD candidate Grant Bosse, who unveiled his comprehensive plan this week of how he will work to get a handle on this most important of problems, should he end up going to Washington.

Part One.

Part Two.

Chatting with Moving Wall visit organizer David Dube. This moving– both literal, and emotional– half-size replica of the Washington DC monument to Vietnam soldiers who lost their lives in that war fittingly spent Memorial Day weekend here on beautiful Central NH. Jeb Bradley enters studio for this segment.

Hour Two:

Former 1st District congressman Jeb Bradley, seeking the Republican nomination to re-capture that seat from Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, joined us as our co-host for the whole second hour, for what turned out to be a mostly-military related session. That was OK, as it was only fitting, it being Memorial Day Weekend and all…  Also with us in the studio for the exchange was Belmont state representative John Thomas. Former prez candidate Duncan Hunter joined the conversation, along with a couple of callers. In addition to things military, we talked about one of our favorite topics (you guessed it)– illegal immigration. Duncan gave us an update about the progress of "the fence. (Download full hour here)

Part One– Jeb’s op-ed in UL about military families, POW/MIA designation vs M/C-DSU. W/ John Thomas.

Part Two– Transitional period for troops coming home. Phone call from state Sen. Bob Clegg w/ question about earmarks. Jeb discusses night vision earmak he got for troops. Update on status of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. W/ John Thomas.

Part Three– Interview with Duncan Hunter. Discussion about military funding, missile defense, and illegal immigration and some details about the new fence being (finally) constructed on the California/Mexico border. W/ Jeb, John Thomas. Segment closes with "Taps" for Memorial Day.

 

 

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 05/17/08

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Pat was out this week – Doug and Skip talk with the guests and each other… 

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Hour One:

Opening banter– MTNP Promo, Doug fills in at the WNTK morning show ("what is a blog?"), Blue Hampshire invited on, Doug & Skip discuss the Belknap County Republicans throwing out a Democrat operative (Ben, son of local Dem leader Beth Arsenault).

Interview – Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is the Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee (HRPC) and returned for his third go-round with the MTNP gang.  Discussion centered around the the war funding bill (Pelosi wrote it, voted against it – Republicans killed it by voting present),GOP brand diminishment, McCotter’s CD and reinvite to the Congressman and the recently passed farm bill.

Jane Aitken from the CNHT help out!  GPSs.  Teaching.  The value of traditions passed down by teaching.  Dem kicked out of the BCR – the PR foofah & wrap up.  Openness and transparency presentation to the Gilford Select Board.

Hour Two:

International Baccalaureate Part 1– What is it?  What does it stand for?  Why are we concerned?  What is taught that is "other than reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic"? AP vs IB, Philosophy, connection with Obama’s pal Bill Ayers (former Weatherground / SDS radical), and the effects on education training, Mt Helena IB Peace March, Ann Marie talks about Fuzzy Math

Gilford School District Superindentent, Dr. DiMinico: " IB is a philosophy while AP is a series of courses."

Arthur Pontes, IB School Administrator: "Essentially to create a heavily involved body of students who are aware of their own learning styles  who are involved in a global view who understand that they are
members of a greater community in which thinking are education are goals in and of themselves".

International Baccalaureate Part 2 – Expectations in the workplace, need for remedial classes for all college entrants, Community Themes for IB schools – social activism.  Schools not just reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic.  The importance of Direct Instruction.  Teachers don’t control test correction.  Connection of IB and UNESCO.  Review of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights vs Constitution, Giving up USA absolute sovereign rights

International Baccalaureate Part 3– More on specific items of the Community Themes – it will be taught.  UN tie ins.  More on Fuzzy Math; social justice ideology embedded into MATH class (radicalmath.org).  Importance of John Dewey in setting the agenda (“no absolutes”).  Importance of engaged teachers and traditional Direct Instruction.  We need local control – HB530

International Baccalaureate Part 4 – Yay for the Internet for study purposes on the IB topic. why does IB sound good? Better IB acceptance at colleges?  Getting A’s – why bad math teaching shows up on a high stakes test – the SAT, over blowing the self esteem mantra taught in schools, Best Practices – an education joke most of the time?

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Meet the New Press Podcast- May 10, 2008

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Pat was out this week – Doug and Skip talk with the guests and each other… 

Hour One:

Opening banter– Doug & Skip discuss the sight of Pat moving furniture; Belknap County budget mess; Gilford Spending Cap Pledge

More banter– Skip & Doug discuss Obama, Gilford spending cap pledge, transparency

Peyton Wolcott part 1– Transparency movement. Putting financial information online. Discussion about check registers from school districts up on the ‘Net. Peyton discusses how she first got activated

Peyton Wolcott part 2– More about how to convince the school board that putting more info online is a GOOD thing. Very enlightening!
 

Hour Two:

Jennifer Horn interview. Jennifer is a candidate seeking the Republican nomination for NH’s 2nd CD US House seat currently occupied by Paul Hodes. She gave the listeners some background and an update on the campaign and recent endorsements. Doug and Skip asked a series of questions.

Paul Mirski interview part 1– Discussion about proposed amendment to CACR34 school funding "fix". Language of despots and dictators codified in NH’s constitution?

Paul Mirski interview part 2– Discussion about redistricting lawsuit filed to force implementation of 2006 constitutional amendment regarding voting reps by town AND size, eliminating the archaic multi-town breakdown currently in place.

SchlubCam:

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Meet The New Press – Podcast for 03/22/08

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Pat was out this week – Doug and Skip talk with our guests and each other! 

Hour One

          Supreme Court – oral argument this week in front of the Justices; update on           the Doug and Tom’s Right To Know suit against the Belknap County      
          Convention. 

          Discussion – Skip, Doug, Tom – Bill McLean thinks Skip & Doug are weaseling
          out of doing RTK requests concerning Evans Juris’s firing.

          Tom – Laconia City Budget – what’s the process and has it been followed?

          Interview – Grant Bosse – running for NH Congressional District 2 
          Representative
 

Hour Two

Dr. Paul DiMinico, Superindent of Gilford SAU and Ken Wiswell, Principal of Gilford High School join Skip and Doug and talk about No Child Left Behind ("NCLB") – the public is not happy with education, who should be setting the standards, successful teaching methodology, NECAP, US students vs international students, discipline in the schools (and parents who fight it), emphasis on the basics insted of "isms", basic fact knowledgebase vs critical thinking (chicken and egg) and lots more.

          Note: I’ll be honest – we moved too fast and returned to topics and left them
            so often it would be difficult to snip out certain topics…..just listen to the
            whole thing! 

          Note – lots more on the SchlubCam, especially the discussion that happened
            after the show ended its "over the air" broadcast.
 

SchlubCam:  

                 Time with Tom – Supreme Court oral updates, spelling on road signs, Evans Juris firing
                    and resulting brouhaha, Boucher and Admin Procedure (does it HAVE to be written?),
                    Laconia Budget
 

                 NCLB – Skip and Doug talk with Dr. Paul DiMinico and Ken Wiswell (Gilford SAU
                    Superintendent and High School Principal) about LOTS to do with and around NCLB –
                    why, what’s going on, and what to do next.  "Break talk" included.

 

 

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Hour 1                                        Hour 2

Pat was out this week – Doug and Skip talk with our guests and each other! 

Hour One

Ofer Nave moved to NH as a part of the Free State project discusses  what is needed to run and serve as a State Rep (a guide to what it’s like to run for and be a state rep.)  The hope is that this will serve as an effective tool to recruit liberty minded people to run for office. Ofer will walk us through the process, which, once you learn the details, you discover really isn’t as hard as you might imagine.

Gilford elections – results of the BudgetCommittee (Green, Stewart running as conservatives) win (along with Kevin Roy).  Kevin Hayes will be a good Selectmen, NGOs-which ones were defeated and which passed and the history of how it came to be such. Terry Stewart joins the discussion. Is the outside agency issue dead (or will petition warrants fan the flames)?  Bonus – discussion on NGOs

Evans Juris Firing – Terry, Doug and Skip discuss (kudos to Connie Grant, insubordination (?)  when Evans said on WEZS  that the Board would have to fire him.  Alice Boucher starts it  all on Candidates Night "attacking" John Goodhue.  Assent that the Town Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Selectmen – no less, no more.  Collaboration – not if you judge it by body language of Connie and Gus.  Right To Know – Ms. Boucher may be on the wrong side (they cannot call you, per RTK).  There is no "defying" Town Counsel – he works for them and not the other way around.  Who is being the divisive one now?

        Evans Juris "They will have to fire me"
 

Hour Two

Interview with Jeb Bradley – candidate for NH Congressional District 1.  Vets for Jeb – high quality endorsements.  Anti-war Code Pink in Berkley – time to remove federal monies for Berkley?  Dems want tax hikes. Flat Tax?

The baloney from the mis-named Granite State Fair Tax – what they leave out of their equation that fouls their argument – local control, other state tax "baskets".

Liz Mair – Now working as the Online Communications Director for the RNC – earmark balooza!  Reach out to bloggers and the online communciation.  Why John McCain will match up well against Hillary and Obama (they use and spend earmarks – McCain doesn’t). Skip brings up Obama’s $1 million earmark to the hospital his wife’s works for (and her salary goes up $200,000).  Skip points out that Congress’s earmarks of $17,000,000,000 is $224 per 4 person family.

Wrap up – Skip is blog debating The Blogging Councilor about the Belknap County budget.   Flat Stanley travels in NH – blogged at GraniteGrokMore on the County spending, Manchester budget out of whack.
 

SchlubCam:

                    Break 1 – talking about Free Staters, finding candidates

                    Break 2 – Discussion on Bono of U2 and his thoughts on President Bush

                    Break 3 – Movies in general, creating a DVD from Wednesday’s meeting, discussion
                                 on Evan Juris’s firing.

                    Break 4 – More on a Political Bet lost.

                    Break 5 – More on Jeb

                    Break 6 – Skip likes Doug’s pictures for the MTNP announcements,
                                 snippet of Evans Juris stating that the Gilford Selectboard will have to fire
                                 him to make him leave as Town Administrator

                    After the show – GOP message?  Why won’t Republicans act in a manner of
                                traditional Republicans (less intrusive, more limited government) – they
                                win that way.

 

 

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Hour 1 – Coming Soon!                                        Hour 2 – Coming Soon!

Note:  This was mostly a "local" broadcast in that MTNP had 4 of the 5 candidates for Gilford Selectman in studio.  However, agreeing with the late Congressman Tip O’Neal from MA, all politics is local.  Our names may be different, but the issues seem to be everywhere.  Listen in to what they have to say.

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Hour One

Opening Banter

Dennis Corrigan – candidate for Gilford Selectman

Kevin Hayes – candidate for Gilford Selectman

Roger Moran – why can’t government ever tighten it’s belt?

Hour Two

John Goodhue – candidate for Gilford Selectman

Dale "Chan" Eddy – candidate for Gilford Selectman

Discussion – SB2 and Granite State fair Tax (not fair; and will result in a broad based tax that will not be under the control of the local towns and cities)   Part 1   Part 2 

SchlubCam:

                    Dennis Corrigan – interview

                    Break – going from Dennis to Kevin

                    Kevin Hayes – interview

                    John Goodhue – interview

                    Break – Going from John to Chan

                    Dale "Chan" Eddy – interview

                    Doug, Skip, and Chan discuss SB2 and why the GSFT is way off base.
                       SB2 & Social Services         Break-more on Social Services   
                       GTFS discussion -Goodhue endorsement

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Hour 1 – here                                        Hour 2 – here

Opening banter. Skip and Doug talk about the economy– is it all bad, or partially media driven? Skip talks about his trip this past week. Mortgage crisis? Who’s at fault?

Interview with Jane Aitken. Part One— The anti- taxpayers pledge warrant article appearing on over 80 town ballots this year here in NH. It’s really a pro-income tax question.

Interview with Jane Aitken. Part Two— International Baccalaureate Programme- UN trojan horse?

Deconstructing the anti-SB2 (Official Ballot RSA 40:13) rhetoric with Jorge Mesa Tejada.

Congressman Thadeus McCotter interview. Part One. Conservatism– philisophical versus idealogical. What is the Republican Policy Committee? Thinking Points. What are "Republican" principles? This was very enlightening.

Congressman Thadeus McCotter interview. Part Two. Discussing the "3 Com" deal with the Chicoms, etc. Democrats on foreign affairs and domestic– yikes! Barack Obama’s "unity"… Mr. McCotter is an exciting and passionate conservative that more people should get to hear. He gets the juices flowing in a positive way!

John Hawkins (RWN) interview. Part One. The gang discusses John McCain & the primary as it has turned out. We also talked about why all conservatives should vote for McCain in November.

John Hawkins (RWN) interview. Part Two. Continuing the trip through the right side of the blogosphere… McCain’s possible VP picks; Barack Obama: A Human Hallmark Card for President?!

SchlubCam:

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Week of 01/26/08
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Hour One

Opening banter. The gang discusses some local issues. Budcom wrap. Salaries in annual report. 

Interview with James Pindell, national managing editor of the Politicker.com websites and a columnist for the New Hampshire website PolitickerNH.com.

Part 1      Part 2      Part 3

Hour Two

Mark Steyn Interview 

Part 1     Part 2    Part 3

Caller Joe takes Doug to task for endorsing John McCain, and touts Mitt Romney. Doug holds his own here. Joe laments that the pols won’t fix social security.

SchlubCam:

Break discussions: 

Doug, Chan, and Skip yak about Presidential race stuff
Techie stuff, Gilford Deliberative Session
The engineers do a bad chair dance
Random talk (online newspapers)
Break right after first segment with Mark Steyn
Last break 

 

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Week of 01/19/08
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Hour One

Opening banter. The gang discusses Pat’s Disney trip and a brief discussion about presidential politics. Skip thinks Huck’s message won’t go anywhere. Doug & Pat aren’t so sure. Chan Eddy joins us.

Interview with Ari Richter, managing editor for the Concord Monitor
& chief blogger for the Primary Monitor Blog discusses his excellent op-ed about the 2nd Amendment.

Interview with Dr. Jay Buckey, Democrat candidate for the nomination to run for NH’s US Senate seat in November against John E. Sununu.  Part 1             Part 2

Hour Two

The gang discusses the sad shape of the NH Public Employee Retirement System and the antiwar @$$hole lawyer that keyed Marine Sgt. Mike McNulty’s car while he was home on leave.

Interview: Charlie Arlinghaus discusses the sad shape of the Democrat-passed state budget, given the drop in revenues. The listeners are reminded that Republicans tried to stop the budget that saw increased spending in excess of 17%, to no avail, and Gov. Lynch signed the damn thing!             Part 1     Part 2

The gang muses. Skip gives an update about some of the new local blogs that have popped up– the Gilford GOP, The Belknap County GOP, The Blogging Councilor from Laconia, and the Moultonborough Citizens Alliance. Discussion about the value of blogs and video when it comes to the public’s business, and how some local pols and their comrades aren’t grooving to any of it…    

SchlubCam:

                   Discussion during the break after talking with Ari 

                   Guys talk during / after Dr. Buckey’s 2 segments    Break 1     Break 2

                   The Guys talk about Julius’s email and bad T-Shirts

                   Break

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Week of 01/12/08
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         Hour 1   

Opening Banter– Election wrap
Guest John Feehery: Hillary’s economic proposal; Kerry endorses Obama; Dem infighting
Ether films latest: "What it Takes" to win the presidency in ’08
 

      Hour 2     

Gunstock proposal w/ Bill McLean Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

SchlubCam:

                   Interview with Gunstock Ski Area Commissionor, Bill McClean

MTNP’s time with Ether Films     PreShow    Part 2 

Break 1

Break 2