Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 January 2014
Posted on 01/19/2014 4:47:42 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
January 19th, 2014
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rogers; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.; Tom Donilon, former national security adviser to President Barack Obama; Michael Morrell, a former CIA deputy director who served on Obama's intelligence review panel.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Russian President Vladimir Putin; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Angus King, I-Maine.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep!
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Fox News Sunday FNS@foxnews.com
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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
Jesus called them together and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials excercise authority over them. Mat. 20:25
Conservatives continue to lose battle after battle at the ballot box because they are using a broken formula. They are under the impression if they will get their conservative base to vote for them while chasing the Democrats they will turn up enough votes in the box to win. You will never convince a Dem to vote for a Repub just as you are never going to get an Auburn fan to pull for Bama. Our managers use the formula of getting 80% of the Republicans, 50% of the independents and 15% percent of the Dems they will win elections. The formula works so well on paper and has served the Dems for decades; problem is it has no connection with reality for Repubs.
The Marxists have made this formula work for decades because they have the money and manpower to force the turnout. Their system works in large part due to having the manpower from the unions to actually knock enough doors to get out those voters. They can actually walk and knock the neighborhoods with massive numbers of paid and unpaid canvassers to knock every door in the targeted districts. They have unlimited funds and shoe leather. The Repubs have nowhere near the numbers to do the walking since most are working and raising their families or hate the idea of knocking doors. Like we say when we door knock, never knock a Republican door before 6 PM or a Dem door before noon.
This puts Repubs at a distinct disadvantage as they will never knock as many doors as the Dems so they are relegated to phone banks. Even with phone banks the Repubs are drastically outnumbered as the unions are well oiled machines at phone banking. They set up their phone banks in the union offices and require their members to man them for certain numbers per week. This is actually not the advantage it used to be as the invention of caller ID has made this method of voter motivation to almost no affect whatsoever. The managers believe it works, but that is because it is a countable action which they can to point to as an activity even though there is no proof of voter movement.
The other area the Dems excel is commercials. Once again with channel changing and VCR recording there are very few commercials which are watched. Most voters who turn out in numbers are not going to be influenced by a sappy spot having some candidate lying through his teeth. The last election there was absolutely no proof in the polls that definitively showed any movement from the Romney commercials. In the end there was little chance of him winning by using the same old Dem formula being run by the same old Dem..er Repub managers.
The primary reason these three tactics work for the Dems and not for the Repubs is it has been developed to augment the advantages the Marxist machine naturally enjoys. As long as we keep playing by their rules on their home turf we are going to continue to fail. The most important gear to make their machine work is the Three Pillars of Propaganda (media, academia and the DNC). When they knock a door they simply reinforce the message that has already been established by the Three Pillars. They only have to go to the door and continue the narrative that Repubs are evil friends of big business and only the saintly Dems have your interests at heart. It makes knocking doors easier since you will be mostly talking to the brainwashed and rarely will run into a rabid dog that Repubs are confronted by. Also, for a cult member it is doing good to make you a good person.
When they run their commercials they only have to add to the 24/7 message the media is giving to the masses during their programming. There is nothing to their message other than Repubs are angry white men who hate women and minorities. They have already had the Three Pillars establish the stereotype and they simply add TV and radio ads to that message and enjoy the benefits of the 24/7. Repubs can only run commercials which basically say, No we arent as they attempt to combat the already established message.
The phone banks are more of the same although since they have little effect thanks to caller ID, but they do have an advantage there. They will rarely run into that call to the insane cult worshiping Dem who is going to see how many names he can call you in 30 seconds without breathing. The Repub has to wait for that low IQ voters rant to end while he tries to get his, no we are not message to his prospects.
The bad news is our candidates are playing poker with a marked deck and refuse to leave the table. The good news is some groups like ours have left the table and thrown the cards in the Dems faces and are winning some surprising victories. What we have changed is working smarter rather than harder. We have extremely limited resources and manpower so we are using it where the socialists are not. They are primarily using TV and door knocking while we have found to use old fashioned signs in strategic placements and targeted door knocking.
Targeted door knocking when used in conjunction with our other targeted methods is the most effective way for Repubs to campaign and very cost effective. It is the only way around the Three Pillars monopoly and avoids the constant attacks on conservatism. When you are on someones porch you are really inside their house or on an extension of that house so you are actually in their lives and away from the brainwashing tools to speak one on one. This is where you can begin to reinforce the message for fellow isolated Repubs and begin to relate to Independents. You completely ignore Dems since the 15% formula is a myth and you will only get maybe 1-5% who is going to convert. You are far more likely to accomplish a vote through talking a Repub to voting against the Marxist establishment or talking to an Independent. It is smarter to talk to someone you have a 50%+ chance of getting a vote than wasting your time with a 1% or less.
The real weapon the Dems cannot touch is targeted voter acquisition. They do have an advantage with voter fraud, but they have basically tapped out their resources in that. They only have so many inner city districts they can get 110% turnout while ours have been neglected. Rather than making calls we need to spend the month prior to the vote making sure our voters begin to understand the importance of their vote. We need to identify the people who are the most likely to vote your way and knock those doors. You then need to assign block captains to make sure their likely neighbors vote and go get those voters. We have found this to be a surprising method of getting out the vote we have surprised ourselves by pulling anywhere from 3-5% and more and pulling 90% plus Repub turnout. This is something they cannot recreate since there is really nothing the Dems can talk about other than how evil Repubs are.
As you fine tune this system and make it work for your states and districts it will become more and more effective to change the dynamic. The Marxists have built this system for the past hundred years and stacked it completely in their favor. All of the experts and managers believe they only have to plug in the formula and it will spit out wins when the game is completely stacked against them. The only way to win at this game is to play by a different set of rules and go directly to the people. The campaign gurus need to stop ignoring their base and begin to embrace them. They need to begin ignoring the Dems and start embracing the most rabid activists who will do the door knocking for them. The ignoring the base may be popular among the managers and get props from the Three Pillars, but it is costing them election after election as they make a scarce resource even more unlikely to help.
When the party bosses finally have been beaten enough they will begin to think about taking a risk or trying something different. Rather than running out and doing the same old quantitative activities by knocking doors which are a waste of time to get a golden handshake and begin to work smart and efficient. They can save their money on commercials and mailers while spending that money on targeting software and signs as well as billboards to get around the Mainstream Marxist Media. The most amazing part of this method is you can elect real conservatives since it is all about getting out the vote and minimizing the fear of a conservative message. These are all unheard of in the inner circles of the Party intelligentsia, but at this point what have they got to lose except more losses?
I have written a complete manual which goes into this in detail for anyone who wants it.
Download it here: http://www.brayincandy.com/
Pray America is waking
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
It looks like Obamacare, the abject failure of socialized medicine in the United States, is now “old news”.
Where is the craven socialist freak, McCain?
On-line trying to sign up for Obamacare, muttering under his breath about those "Wacko Birds" who make him look bad
Will Putin be asked if gays are welcome at the Olympics?
David Kennedy, TrustedSec CEO, will be on Fox News Sunday Per Chris Wallace to discuss how the Obamanocare website is not secure at all. In fact, it is worse since they brought in people to repair it.
Does he crap in the Kremlin?
Who cares who's on the Sunday talk shows except democrat non religious whom by and large (imo) are part of the de4struction of America.
THOSE are the ones that mindlessly argue against any conservative that may attempt a converstation with them with the hope of engaging relavent thoughts and ideas to get a democrat to see his error.
I have friends, otherwise conservative-ish except they are convinced conservatives (republicans) are big money, big pharma, big government, big _________ and will not allow a logicasl thought of argument to be entered into.
Logic does not have any connection to Democrats’ belief systems. It is a religion with them, and they take all mediacrat pronouncements on faith. That cannot be argued with by using reason.
Morning AB, All
Thank you AB for doing this thread.
I taped the Obama speech for anyone who missed it.
also, below the link to the Sister Pat video....it’s not the best video for the blur but you might enjoy.
Good Playoff morning, AB and all!
Rogers sure is making the rounds today! As chair of the House Intel Committee, I suspect he’ll be addressing NSA and the “changes” Obummer announced in his lengthy, teleprompter babbling on Friday.
I also noticed an article on FR earlier today:
Rogers: Russia may be behind Snowden leak
Politico ^ | January 18, 2014 | By Adam Sneed
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 4:19:19 AM by Brad from Tennessee
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says Edward Snowden likely received help stealing information from the National Security Agency and that help may have come from Russian intelligence officials.
In a pre-recorded interview for NBCs Meet the Press with David Gregory, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) questioned how the former NSA contractor arranged travel out of the United States before leaking the trove of secret documents and eventually making his way to Russia.
Let me just say this. I believe theres a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB agent in Moscow, Rogers said. I dont think thats a coincidence.
Rogers said several factors of the saga raise questions, that some of the things Snowden did in attaining the information were beyond his technical capabilities, according to an early transcript from the show.
In August, Russia granted Snowden one years asylum after he spent five weeks in legal limbo in Moscows Sheremetyevo airport, a decision that has been an ongoing source of tension with the United States. The Obama administration has called for Snowdens extradition so he can stand trial. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
First, I went to the 4:30 mass yesterday. You remarked that people should be in church on Sunday mornings....that’s not always true so your statement misses the mark.
Second, this is a Sunday talk show thread. It says that plainly on the title on the front page. Obviously, silly us, WE care about who’s on the shows and we talk about it.
Yet you bothered to come on here and grouse? Tell you what, join in on our conversation and enjoy yourself. Being a curmudgeon isn’t flattering on you.
Wow quite a lineup today! Thanks for posting this thread once again AB,cold down here today.Finally had to put the heater on!
Consoling Ms Meagan for losing her talk show gig?
As much as I dislike him and listening to him, I’d *almost* rather have him than Leahey - ugh! what a sleaze!
Are you a 7th Day Adventist and you now call your service a mass ?
My opinion is as valid as anyones unless you're claiming the announcement of a secular thread is catholic ...
I'll continue this after church
Morning Folks, thanks for the best thread in the history of the world, and a pretty darn good ping too.
So it’s snowing a little bit, fairly warm, but threatening to go Arctic later in the week.
Now...Leaky Leahy vs Putin...
Should I watch the Communist...or the leader of Russia?
Thank you, you said just what I was thinking.
The shows don’t stop me from attending my church as the meeting time is at 1:00 PM and I’ll be there.
Wow....what a nice person. Calls me a 7th day Adventist cause I went to church on Saturday? Heh.
Welcome to you Marantha.
I will not respond to your silly comments again.
You may have the last word.
As a newcomer to this thread, you are not aware that many of the regulars are churchgoers. (I go at 11am Sunday - so am free to watch most of the shows before I leave home.)
Don’t be so quick to judge us.
Thank you Granny. That person just called me a 7th day Adventist cause I went to church on Saturday.
I love it when people jump on this thread and act like jerks. They provide amusement of a sort.
Wanted to tell you all about what’s happening here in Delaware.
Mayor Bloomberg is spending millions on enacting new gun control laws and Delaware is sick of it.
All via Beau Biden, son of Joe, stroke-ridden asshole won’t leave us alone, excuse me. When I go to church on Sundays I don’t cuss.
Anyway, here’s the gun laws they’re trying to force down our throat:
-only THREE bullets
-can’t have a gun if you have bad breath
-blue eyed people do not get guns
-if your house is messy....no gun.
-if you’re the black sheep- of the family....no gun.
We’ve been going to Dover and yesterday we got the gun laws off the table....THEY WON’T LEAVE US ALONE THEY WON’T LEAVE US ALONE THEY WON’T LEAVE US ALONE.
Also, later, a story on how the state of Delaware is about to pass a law directed to ME!
More on this later.....yes I’m fighting back.
Wisniewski (sp?) getting his 15 minutes of fame as NBC continues to kick the dead horse - wonder how much time they will spend on `Benghazi and the IRS today?
Good Morning, Blessed Sunday, Alas Babylon! and y’all!
I have to record the PUTIN program ... Kroger’s errand as always.
Trying to endure David Gregory at the moment, who just asked his his guest, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J,
“Is Chris Christie a bully?”
Thanks for the thread again, AB!
Not to high-jack your ever-great thread with football, but a couple of shows of interest today (non-Sunday morning talk shows).
AFC Championship Game: Patriots at Denver (3 p.m. ET - CBS)
NFC Championship Game: 40whiners at SEATTLE (6:30 p.m. ET - FOX)
I’m really nervous about our game. Our offense (including my guy, QB Russell Wilson #3) hasn’t been playing as well the last few games as they did earlier on. Though Marshawn Lynch #24 - our RB (Beastmode) has been doing great as has our defense. Hope Kaepernick won’t be kissing his biceps today! Prayers up and fingers crossed! GO HAWKS!
Don’t mean to offend anyone that supports any other NFL team, but I thought this video was fun (of course I would - - I’m a die-hard Hawks fan :-). You might like it, too(be sure to have your speakers on):
Seahawks - What does the Hawk say
Today I am making oyster stew.
Dear Lord in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, one little 8 oz thing of oysters COSTS EIGHT BUCKS!
I love oysters, I’m from Merryland.
I always had oyster stew in milk and butter and so that’s how I make it now.
I looked all over the internet and could find no other recipe for oyster stew than mine own.
Just wondering if you might have some ideas.
It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks
FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE....TODAY I AM ROOTING FOR THE SEA HAWKS.
Comes the Super Bowl I’m going with the Patriots cause beloved husband from Massaliberalplace but for now I’m hoping the Sea Hawks come up against the patriots.
You do know a Sea Hawk is nothing but an osprey and the Chesapeake Bay is full of them?
Wish they would as much time on what happened, and just where was the prez when our brave guys were being slaughtered in Libya as they are frothing over “bridgegate”.
Looks like you could stand to spend a little time in church. Pay good attention to what the preach says (hopefully he’s not a liberal)
Before you get back...try to get a grip.
Oh my guys, speaking of Bridgegate, last week I railed against Christie and I still dislike the man intensely and I still have a bridge to sell anyone who thinks the fat man knew nothing.
BUT GET OVER IT ALREADY!!!
I’m sick of hearing about it but the media....a bunch of grade-schoolers....are having a great time.
Knarf - I’m Catholic as is Fishtalk (and IIRC others that routinely participate on this thread are as well).
We’ve had Saturday Mass in our area for YEARS. Most churches have either a 5 or 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. Quite a few also have a Sunday evening Mass, either 5, 5:30 or 7.
Nice that you go to Mass on Sunday mornings. FT often sings in her choir at Mass on Sunday a.m. If the Pope and priests say it’s OK for us to attend Mass other than Sunday a.m., that’s good enough for me.
BTW - some folks go to church Sunday a.m. and tape the programs and comment before and after church.
God Bless you,
p.s. I don’t recall seeing you on this thread before. I’ll look forward to reading your comments and get your perspective when you return from church.
I thought you were leaving to go to church. Or are you texting instead of paying attention to the pastor?
I LOVE oyster stew! I’ll be over in, let’s see... Driving time, about 16 hours... In 16 hours? Will it be done?
I have no faith in any talk that occurs when people should be in church.
Catholics have mass on Saturdays and many more on sundays.
I think that monitoring who’s who on Sundays is a worthwhile effort.
I agree Sister Pat! There are so MANY MORE “gates” with the Obummer admin, just this week there were new discussions and/or reports about the IRS SCANDAL and the BENGHAZI SCANDAL - - when is the LSM going to cover those??? (rhetorical question - - no one but FNC is).
Judge Jeanine was great on Benghazi and bashing Hillary! last night. If you didn’t see it, here’s a link to the thread and vido of same:
There are a lot of regulars on this thread who attend a lot of different churches/faiths, or, as their own choice, perhaps none. All are welcome!
This thread is about the Sunday morning talk shows provided by the various television news networks and is not specifically religious, one way or the other.
I’ve never made Oyster Stew before.
I was curious and did a little searching - looks like most are made with milk and butter.
Do you use bacon and onionin yours? If not, this one might be a little different (also includes an option for potatoes).
Wow! $8 bucks!
How much do fresh ones cost in the seafood section, if it's about the same, I'm sure they would be better.
My mom (German) used to make oyster soup and I didn't really like it. It was basically cooked potato, milk and butter served with saltines.
If I was to craft such a dish, I think the first thing I would do is locate a good old Maine Clam Chowdah recipe and use oysters instead of clams.
It has a much more substantial constitution overall and is almost decadent in it's flavor...real nice when you come in from the cold.
Here's the basics:
2 cups of canned minced clams, chopped clams or baby clams or a combination of any or all, then well drain (save juice from canned clams to cook potatoes in)
1 tablespoon of granular garlic or two garlic cloves mashed and finely chopped
6 strips of bacon very finely chopped (freeze before chopping)
1/2 medium sweet onion finely chopped
1-1/2 lbs of red potatoes diced less than 1/2 pieces, peeled if you wish
2 cups of finely chopped potatoes (in addition to the 1.5 lbs)
2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon of ground thyme
1/2 teaspoon of ground rosemary
1 quart of heavy cream
1/4 lb of salted butter
1/2 cup of sour cream
Is that killer or what? I think I'll have to make some. You will want to scale it down if you just have a couple of people. I'll post the link below for the specific details.