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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 March 2014
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

March 30th, 2014

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Angus King, I-Maine; John Barrasso, R-Wyo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Michael Leiter, former White House adviser on counterterrorism.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): NCAA President Mark Emmert; Michael Hayden, former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency; Michael Morrell, former deputy CIA director and member of NSA Surveillance Review Group; Cmdr. William J. Marks, U.S. Navy 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J.; White House senior adviser David Plouffe.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Maine; US: Michigan; US: New Jersey; US: Oregon; US: Wyoming
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As always, soliciting FReeper comments, observations, and opinions.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 3:27:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; aligncare; altura; Bender2; Bernard; bray; cajungirl; Carley; CDB; chickadee; ...
This is the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread Ping List! If you want to be on it, reply to this post or FReepmail me (in case I miss it). If you want to be taken off, simply send me a FReepmail.

Leaving on a jet plane this morning, so posting early. I'll check back in when I'm lounging at the airport!

2 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:00 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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C-SPAN Radio, available on the net also, click here, broadcasts all five Sunday talk shows starting at 12:00 noon Eastern, as follows:

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!

3 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:24 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Here are the email addresses or web pages for commenting to the weekend talk shows:

Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments)

Face the Nation

Fox News Sunday

ABC This Week

CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments)

4 posted on 03/30/2014 3:29:45 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All; bray

“The Sunday Morning Bray”, by Bray!

...and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave to all. Mark 10:44

Just like the Tea Party warned three years ago, Obamacare is a disaster for America. Of course that means it is a dream come true for the Marxists. It is their stated goal to destroy anything and everything which are foundations of the US economy. They have to eliminate the insurance marketplace so they can bring a more invasive and all controlling nationalized healthcare system. This has been their lifelong dream to have the gummit control the healthcare system in the name of fairness. The one problem with fairness is who decides what is fair.

Once again we see the failures and shortcomings of the state and federal bureaucracies such as Health and Human Services and the Senate. They are still trying to paint lipstick on this giant pig with a mop, but they are having a hard time hiding the truth from the internet and talk radio. Of course PravdABC is playing along with their messiah, but this turd is swirling. The latest reports is they have no idea how many have signed up and not the foggiest clue how much if anything has been paid into this Frankenstein. Imagine an insurance company which has no accounting of premiums paid, who is a customer, let alone claims expensed and you have Obamafare?

In addition to likely having no paying customers into Obamacare (racist alert) the President has now decreed another set aside for another favored group as well as another grace period to get signed up. How can you even call something a law which has no guidelines or limitations and is changed every other day? How can you call something a law that has no set rules? We have someone in rewriting Americans’ basic financial protection that doesn’t have the slightest clue how insurance works.

We are hearing stories of people who have serious illnesses about to lose their coverage and treatments in the next couple of months. There are people getting treatments which cost tens of thousands of dollars who are about to become uninsurable. These people had good insurance through their employers or self insured with manageable plans and deductibles which covered them just fine and are about to be kicked out into the cold. They are either going to have their deductibles raised by thousands of dollars or are going to lose it completely. Marxists have no idea the damage they cause chasing their communist dreams or care in the slightest that those dreams are real people’s nightmares.

The insurance industry began over a thousand years ago and in America it started when the country was formed. Benjamin Franklin began one of the first insurance companies in Boston with a fire insurance provider which did very well. The idea of insurance is to group thousands or millions of people together to share the risk so one person does not carry the entire loss.

Insurance companies also have a reinsurance component which spreads the risk among the entire industry so one company does not take too big a hit and not cover their losses. On top of that, all of the insurance companies purchase a risk policy from Lloyds of London which is the largest insurance company in the world which spreads the risk worldwide. Unfortunately the only risk the insurance industry is not positioned to absorb is the risk of an overaggressive Democrat Party passing laws to destroy them. It is the only thing big and powerful enough that they cannot re-insure against.

Over the centuries these companies were able to come up with formulas which would allow them to charge as little as they could while spreading the risk, yet have enough in reserve to pay the potential claims. This is a free market solution to a potential devastating catastrophe as these companies covered everything from cars to oil tankers. They use the same formulas and statistics to predict the amount of claims they will have in the upcoming year and charge the appropriate premiums. These formulas have been written and rewritten over the decades as they fine tuned their products year after year making their formulas more and more accurate as well as their processing more and more efficient. Neither of these forces existed or were considered by Obama, Pelosi or Reid.

Egomaniacal politicians like Obozo and Nazi Pelosi are never going to consider they could never build a system as efficient or work as well as a capitalistic system and never will admit it as the evidence is blowing back in their faces. After all they took college courses from Marxist professors who taught that communism worked better than free market capitalism and they are smarter than evil capitalists.

So now we have their boondoggle recorded as a law and we are losing all of our basic freedoms because of it. They are trying to fix it when it is an atomic bomb about to go off inside every American’s fiscal budget as well as the federal budget in DC. There is no way to fix it since its sole purpose was to destroy the insurance companies and replace them with the IRS. The only chance of fixing it is to repeal it and let the companies survive to restart and absorb the uninsurable in some sort of risk plan. Obama has made a huge disaster that is going to take years to fix, but the only first step to avoid a Nationalized plan is to repeal it completely and have the feds and states take their hands off. The markets can fix this problem if they were given a chance which scares the Dems more than anything.

The Tea Party and Sarah Palin were exactly right when they said this plan was going to enslave people and there will be Death Panels to decide who lives or dies. We are seeing people starting to question whether they will be having treatments approved and doctors limiting their practices now. We are seeing churches being forced to cover abortions in spite of their religious rights. We will see it get more severe as the insurance companies collapse and have everything turned over to the gummit to decide who gets treated. After that every American will become a slave hoping they or their families are treated by the IRS or have to prepare for the alternative. Nationalized healthcare is one reason Stalin rounded up the poor and shipped them to be starved in the Gulags; it was cheaper than treating them. Wonder what cost saving programs Obama, Pelosi and Reid have for us?

Pray America wakes up

Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Bray’s. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.

5 posted on 03/30/2014 3:30:57 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: bray

Good article this morning, bray. 0bamaCare cannot be fixed. 0bamaCare cannot be adjusted. It must be repealed in its entirety.

Healthcare was never about healthcare. It’s always been about money and power. In this case, Democrats controlling the economy and enslaving citizens to keep that power in the hands of government.

6 posted on 03/30/2014 4:01:07 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: bray
Great piece as usual bray.
The deciding factor of whether not obamacare lives or dies will not become reality until the 2016 elections. Basically, if hillary gets elected it will be near impossible to kill obamcare and start over.
IF we can come up with a candidate that can beat hillary,such as a Cruz,Palin or the like and our guys/gal takes out hillary we have a shot at killing zero care.Even that will depend on how many rinos will desert us in a time of need.
That's why “now” is the time to rid election rolls of rinos and dems. We have the opportunity now and won't have it after the primaries.Let's hope we can get the job done.
7 posted on 03/30/2014 4:06:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Gotta wonder if the DBM will cover the dem crime wave that is now occurring all over the country.Rush got the ball rolling and others are all over it.Corruption is the demoncrats middle name!
Will it make the news on ABCBSNBCNN I doubt it.

8 posted on 03/30/2014 4:10:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Thank You, for the ping. Happy flight.

9 posted on 03/30/2014 4:25:19 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rodguy911

Mornin, rodguy.

Once Republicans win this coming November, the very first thing needing to be done is to put old media on notice that we won’t be bowing down to their whims and perceptions. Reince Priebus is doing that now by saying the GOP won’t bow down to the media’s version of fairness for debates. That has to be kept up over time.

The Democrats truly believe the end justifies the means, which means they can lie anytime they want and not be held accountable. Well, new media will hold them accountable just as its been done this week with Harry Reid’s lies on the US Senate floor.

10 posted on 03/30/2014 4:27:59 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Morning AB, all.....

...supposed to sing this morn but went to church yesterday as I had to speak from the pulpit for the annual Catholic appeal. Also attended potluck supper in my position as “Rediscover Catholicism” facilitator with granddaughter after so not going to sing today....the choir will have to survive without me.

Got a really good story about a most interesting , MOST INTERESTING, conversation I had with a Delaware DEMOCART State Senator. It’ll make you cry and bear in mind...HE CALLED ME!

Just a tease.

Still wondering where is da plane.

Went to an Obamacare meeting last week, yes I did, wrote a column about it, maybe later.

Sent in my income tax of $9.450 to the feds which was about enough to pay for one night of Moochelle’s stay in China.

Keep me let me read Bray’s efforts.

11 posted on 03/30/2014 4:49:30 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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What is this all about? Not that I have a problem with catching thieving criminals.

And I am FURIOUS, FURIOUS, over Reid’s denial of calling people complaining about health care LIARS and I expect to see Boehner, McConnel (ESPECIALLY MCCONNELL) all over the shows this morning taking Reid to task.

12 posted on 03/30/2014 4:52:08 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: Alas Babylon!

Could someone ask these talking heads what’s going on with the Fort Hood trial...2009 & still nothing??? & we’re still paying this murderer?!?

13 posted on 03/30/2014 4:59:32 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for thread A.B. Final Four will feature one SEC team (Florida) and three Big Ten Teams (Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan State).

14 posted on 03/30/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: bray
Good food for thought. As we work to reverse the damage done to the most advanced health care system in the world, remember this word: Catastrophic.

I've been 'splainin the precarious health insurance situation for years before King O took the throne: Imagine the cost of automobile insurance if every oil change, tune-up and new tires were "covered services."

Third party insurance should be a risk pool of funds reserved for catastrophic health events, rather than every pill, sniffle, aching muscle or annual check-up.

The healthcare insurance industry evolved into obstructing the actual costs for medical services from the public marketplace. Too many years ago, I lost count the number of times I heard, "I don't care what it costs, I have insurance."

Put healthcare decisions back where they belong--between doctor and patient and patient's wallet--and the market will absolutely respond with reduced charges for medications, diagnostic studies and office visits. Has anyone noticed what happened to out-of-pocket charges for annual screening mammograms once they were declared not medically necessary? The price dropped by 50% in this area.

Medical savings accounts should be started when young people join the labor force. Medical savings accounts should be heralded as the primary insurance for healthcare. MSA should be pre-tax dollars, no maximum annual limit, with annual rollover. Only when the finances are back in your pocket, will you make informed and sound healthcare decisions, rather than left to an anonymous insurance adjuster who will lord over which tests and treatments you may or may not receive.

Finally, the Disability Industry needs to be crushed. Attorneys today specialize in getting people declared permanently disabled. These people are sucking the Social Security and Medicare funds dry. You would be appalled by the number of twenty-, thirty-, and forty-something year olds who have won the disability lottery jackpot.

15 posted on 03/30/2014 5:15:28 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Rip it out.

16 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; All
Angus King??????

What gives with that?

17 posted on 03/30/2014 5:24:15 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Morgan in Denver

Agreed we need to grow a set as a party no doubt.The evolution of the dem party is a sad thing to see. They have become a commie projecting machine. But as we all know communism fails wherever its tried while capitalism thrives.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 5:27:02 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Alas Babylon!
The guests on this show are still going to talk about Styrofoam cups floating in the ocean that could be from the Malaysian airliner, while the Russians are massing for an invasion of Eastern Ukraine.

The actual number of Russian troops on the border as of this morning is estimated by Ukraine at over 100,000. The media is all atwitter with news that Putin phoned Obama, and the White House is reporting a very, very different version of that conversation than what Russia has told. I believe that phone call to Obama from Putin was his final warning.

In 1999, the Russian Prosecutor General, Yuri Skuratov, was getting way too close to uncovering Billions in corruption kickbacks that the Russian crime mafia/government employees were stealing.

The thugs in the Kremlin brought in a former KGB (now FSB) Lt Col named Vladimir Putin, who leaked a videotape of the prosecutor having a threesome with 2 prostitutes.

Putin went before the national TV cameras in Russia and "confirmed" the video was of the Russian prosecutor.

This is they way Putin operates.

I have very little doubt that Putin possesses video and/or photos of Obama engaged in filthy, disgusting homosexual acts with men.

Putin has Obama wrapped around his little finger. Putin is a murderous thug. Obama is a feckless pansy who attempts to hide his cowardice with narcissism.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 5:29:16 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Fishtalk

Wow $9.45 cents per night she must be staying in the Bejing Motel 6!

20 posted on 03/30/2014 5:29:33 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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