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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 May 2014
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 05/25/2014 4:18:24 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

May25th, 2014

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Derek Bennett, chief of staff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by Formula One auto racing.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John Thune, R-S.D.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Steven Silverman, lawyer representing a group of retired NFL players who accuse the league of supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but have led to serious complications later in life.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Paul Rieckhoff, founder and chief executive officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; former Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; guests; kochbrothers; lineup; sunday; talkshows
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As always, soliciting FReeper comments, observations, and opinions.
1 posted on 05/25/2014 4:18:24 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.

Memorial Day, 2014. Remember the Fallen.

2 posted on 05/25/2014 4:19:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All
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 05/25/2014 4:20:03 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: All
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 05/25/2014 4:20:26 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: bray; All

“The Sunday Morning Bray”, by Bray!

For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds delares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying: “It is Zion; no one cares for her.”’ Jeremiah 30:17

Why should anyone be surprised there were death lists at the VA, it is the natural process of Marxism. There is no way a socialist enterprise can compete with a free market one due to the lack of profit incentives which are replaced with political ones. There is no natural selection or efficiency necessities due to budgeting and making dollars go as far as possible, so those inefficiencies are translated into waste and you end up with a boondoggle hospital system. It is always going to end up top heavy with management you can’t effectively get rid of and inflated salaries to the panels deciding who lives and dies.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn described this hospital system in his award winning book Cancer Ward. In it he described how there were two levels of care in the Soviet Union. One for the Inner Circle who were either Party members or could afford the extra expense of that care. The second was the wards where people were cared for in horrific conditions until they reached a point where the care level became too expensive and then were release with a large jar of pain medication. Our veterans hospitals have become a similar model except there are no jars of medication and the death matrix has been replaced with a waiting list.

As usual the Obozo administration is hiding in his adoring crowds of photops to give the appearance he is still loved, but let him walk a few of those halls of our Veteran Hospitals. We are hearing stories of our elderly vets having obvious cancer symptoms not being admitted for diagnosis, but given a medication and sent home to die just like the Soviet Union. We are finding out they were being put on “waiting lists” which were death sentences to anyone on them. We need to find out how and why these decisions were made although we already know why, a bloated gummit system. We have political hacks running a system from the top down and there is no natural regulator going from the bottom up. This is a major systemic problem with the socialist model and it cannot be cured by anyone who believes that model works, they will only make it much worse and our soldiers will be the victims.

If we do not act soon the entire US is going to be soldiers in the VA. #ObomaNoCare is the guillotine of the insurance industry leading to the transformation to a Soviet style healthcare program which will make the VA waiting lists look like urgent care. You have already lost your doctor who you and your family had a relationship with and you will now have a nameless, faceless doctor who will treat you like you are a cow going through a Chicago stockyard. The next step is to create a value matrix like they have at the VA where they decide whether the Marxist inflated cost of treating you is worth the potential return on investment of your remain potential years. You better end up with a positive score or you will go on a Waiting to Die list, and that is how you balance the books in an Obama hospital.

We also can count on the Party members will be getting better scores than the Republicans as we saw with the IRS scandal. To allow people to die who would vote against the Party only makes sense and you can bet that your Party affiliation and religion will be included in the matrix. We all know how petty and political this group is and now that they have control they want to turn this into the communist utopia they believe they can make it. That always starts and ends with Nationalized Healthcare that is run by the central gummit and we have the perfect example at the VA. Sure everyone gets covered its just that some people are more covered than others and those are the ones who belong to the right Party and have connections. It is the most corrupt system ever invented and coming to a hospital near you.

There is a solution to the VA although it will never happen. Turn them into private hospitals with private administration and help subsidize the Veterans insurance premiums. There is no such thing as free healthcare and the VA hospital system was a sham expanded by Roosevelt to take care of the returning soldiers in his attempt to socialize America. He thought the entire country would follow that model and now his dream and our nightmare is coming true.

On this Memorial weekend we need to take a look at how we are disgracing our Veterans and ask ourselves as a nation if we can do better. Why do we have to have a separate system for Veterans who have served this country and be put away in a substandard form of care? Why can’t we take care of them in our regular hospitals and give them free care if that is what they signed up for. The numbers are not that large in the bigger scheme and if we had a free market system they could be incorporated. These are the natural problems you have when you install a centralized Marxist styled hospital system and is only going to be a thousand times worse when you bring the entire country under the same program.

Like a lady said last week, she changed her Party membership to avoid getting audited by the IRS, you will need to change your Party membership to stay off the waiting lists at Obama’s hospitals. Welcome to the VA waiting lists or as Sarah Palin called them, “Death Panels.”

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 05/25/2014 4:21:01 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Can’t make this stuff up! FOX News Sunday discusses Veteran’s Administration coverups, while Face the Nation covers old football injuries and drug addled former players. Best of all, NBC spares viewers from David Gregory by airing Formula One racing.

6 posted on 05/25/2014 4:27:20 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

All these losers on tv today meanwhile they’ll pretend and ignore the hero sitting in the Mexican prison. Wow...if that isn’t evil...

7 posted on 05/25/2014 4:30:37 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Living in the midst of a silently coup.)
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To: bray

Great piece as usual bud.
In November once we take over the Senate lets give our vets the same insurance our Senators and House members have. After that let’s start gutting big government. We can start with EPA and work down from there.

8 posted on 05/25/2014 4:32:53 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!
Well, Allen West's news from Friday did not merit the PropAgit machine. Thanks to a few Sunday Show regulars who contributed to the thread. I still find the thing strange on several levels - one of which is why West would release it on the Friday of a three day weekend.

Perhaps our John Dean will be the person who comes forth with testimony about threats to kill his pension.

Exclusive: Confidential source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi

9 posted on 05/25/2014 4:34:58 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: CincyRichieRich
If the conservative movement had any brains we would be boycotting anything Mexican tomorrow and spread the word far and wide all over the world!!!

we need to let it be known that any country that screws over our troops will have a price to pay!!

We can control our own destiny all we have to do is do it!!

10 posted on 05/25/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: NautiNurse
Yup! Kelly Ayotte is also on FNS for the second time this month. Maybe Chris Wallace has a crush.

11 posted on 05/25/2014 4:52:51 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Good morning AB, All.

As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably.

Lots going on here in the swamps and surprise, surprise, I am knee deep in all of it.

Much more later, looking forward to the political discussions

Oh, that's JAckie above.....ain't she a beauty?

12 posted on 05/25/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: Alas Babylon!
"If it's Sunday, it's Meet The Press"


13 posted on 05/25/2014 4:56:52 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: don-o

I saw that thread about how Allen West just happened to sit next to a guy on a plane who knew someone who was at Benghazi. Needed a little work no doubt.

14 posted on 05/25/2014 4:56:53 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: don-o

I read that Don-o and...well first, I think every word West revealed about Benghazi happens to be true.

As I understand it, there was a gun running operation bringing guns to Libya to fight Ghaddafi. Then there was a buy-back program and the guns returned were ferreted out to the rebels in Syria?

Maybe Kabar, my cousin by a different mother, can elaborate, but I understand that gun running operations, secret and away from public eyes, are something every president indulges in. It’s just easier to sneak in weapons to those who are trying to depose those we don’t like. I am reminded of Iran-contra of the Reagan admin.

However, West says a friend of a friend of a friend’s beautician’s brother-in-law told him all this but still and so, I think it’s probably the truth.

15 posted on 05/25/2014 5:00:43 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: rodguy911
In November once we take over the Senate ...

Don't be so sure. After Mitch McConnell won his primary this week, a huge amount of people here says they'd rather vote for the democrat, Grimes, than him, because he's a RINO.

I hope this isn't another election where millions of us stay home. Those who wanted Bevins to defeat McConnell did.

Here's the turnout from Tuesday's vote:
# Eligible voters / # voted / Percentage
2,980,008 / 415,337 / 13.9

Only 14 % voted! This is why WE (TEA Party/Conservatives) lose. I'm not saying it's universal, but if people in Kentucky hate McConnell so much, they really should have voted Bevins. Turning around now and saying you'll vote democrat is not the answer...

I am really so tired of all the TALKERS who do nothing but complain about RINOs but don't show up at the primaries. Primaries everywhere have dismal turnouts. They are the PRIMARY place to defeat RINOs.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 5:04:44 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
One revelation that the talk-newsies seemed to miss regarding the VA situation came from a caller to Levin's radio program. The caller said that most of the VA employees are unionized and that is a big part of the problem.

I had not read or heard anywhere else that the VA employees are unionized. A quick Google search this morning showed this article on
17 posted on 05/25/2014 5:14:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!
Please excuse my numbers above! I copied the wrong year! Those numbers were from 2012! Here are the correct numbers for Mat 20, 2014:

Eligible voters / # voted / Percentage
3,105,349 / 840,586 / 27.07 %

So, 28% is better than 14% but still... If more conservatives had just shown up and voted--and Kentucky has more conservatives than 28%--McConnell would have been defeated.

18 posted on 05/25/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: TomGuy

I too paused in thought about the VA and the union people.

I once worked at a hospital in Baltimore, ran by nurse’s union the Service employees union.

Those unions had so many rules about when and how they work. Eventually the hospital went down and was turned into a nursing home.

They couldn’t work in the rain, the sun must not burn skin, Tuesday were out, no workee on holiday including National Watermelon week.

And it will soon be the same with Obamacare.

That was an awful experience, that pathetic little hospital, which served the poor people of Baltimore by the way.

Cause with the unions, they launder the money as it flows TO the politicians and as it flows BACK in.

Count on it, the unions are the problem and that law to allow firing at the VA easier...NOT going to go. AND IT WILL NEVER GET BETTER!

19 posted on 05/25/2014 5:30:04 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: bray

Heard earlier this issue is not conservative versus liberal or Republican versus Democrat because it affects all of us and everyone wants to support the troops. Really? I don’t think so.

It most certainly IS another example of Republicans versus Democrats and how liberals still want to run everything to suit their warped utopian vision of America. Your take on this upcoming Animal Farm America is right on point. The Democrats, if allowed, will create a two tiered benefit package where some pigs are more equal than others.

20 posted on 05/25/2014 5:30:12 AM PDT by Morgan in Denver (Democrats: The party of unintended consequences.)
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