Friday, March 1, 2013

Topics for the Mar. 2nd Radio Show

Here are our topics for this week’s Wobbles and Nubs My 2 Cents Radio Hour.  If you’ve missed any of our previous shows, please check out the achieves here and we hope that you will join us every Saturday morning at 10:30 AM Central for two regular guys discussing the day’s news. 

Wobbles’ Selections –
Opening Paragraph:  The ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday accused the Obama administration of covering up the true nature of last year’s fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, amplifying yet another political proxy battle between the White House and Republicans.

Opening Paragraph:  Here we go: A new round of confrontation between the White House and Congress over the federal budget is in the offing, this time in a new attempt to avert the looming "sequestration" process.

Opening Paragraph:  Last night's Academy Awards made political history, surprising the claimed one billion viewers with an appearance by a gowned Michelle Obama via satellite from the White House to present the Best Picture Oscar®.   While anyone who pays attention knows that Hollywood has become source of funds, propaganda, and social ties for the progressive movement, the institutional body language was startling. It was a symbolic form of vassalage, signifying the switch of the entertainment industry from a mission of speaking truth to power (see Reagan and Bush presidencies) to one of support. We no longer tap shoulders with swords, we swoop in on the top award of the most prestigious event of the entire entertainment industry, and award it from the presidential palace.

Opening Paragraphs:  If you are about to purchase a new gun, I suggest you make your purchase from those companies that are putting it all on the line to take a stand for our 2nd Amendment.

Nubs’ Selections –
Opening Paragraphs:  Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop.

Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.

Opening Paragraph:  LOWELL (CBS) – A snow plow driver in Lowell was fired Friday for posting a video of himself burying parked cars and bragging about it during the blizzard earlier this month.

Opening Paragraph:  In his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a plan to boost federal minimum wage from 7.25 an hour, to 9 dollars. Columnist Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, argues that plan is "a no-brainer."

Topic:  Conservative authoritarians and libertarian sheep 
Summary:  Late last week conservative author and polemic extraordinaire Ann Coulter got herself into some hot water for basically calling libertarians female genitalia.  While discussing this issue on his radio show, Glenn Beck brought up the sheep-like mentality of many libertarians (especially Ron Paul supports).         

Topic:  Plutocracy & Mockingjay 
Summary:  In last week’s show, Wobbles’ brought up the issue of the political class in this country.  We weren’t able to delve into the topic in much detail, but it did remind me of a couple of things I’d written in the past: one about the American plutocracy and the other about the allegory in the book Mockingjay

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