Archive for ‘Radio’

November 14, 2008

Quick Hits 11/14/2008

by thoughtfulconservative

Here’s more stuff I wanted to blog on but didn’t get to this week.

Chris Lufter was an able leader of the Waukesha Taxpayers League. It will be impossible to replace her. Hopefully she gets to enjoy her family now.

Remember how after the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis collapse, many shrilly indicted the infrastructure. I’m not saying everything’s rosy but, Federal investigators say design error, too much weight doomed I-35W bridge.

Holding the first of a two-day hearing before it releases final findings and recommendations, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the collapse in Minneapolis was caused by a fatal design error. The error allowed an accumulation of weight added to the bridge over its 40-year lifespan — plus the weight associated with a new construction project — to finally topple it, killing 13 and injuring 145. [Emphasis mine.]

H-1B Visa Reform Takes Shape to Address Fraud, Procedural Nightmares

The agency responsible for granting H-1B visa applications plans to tighten up its procedures for vetting and approving the applications in the wake of a report indicating as many as 20 percent of the applications may be fraudulent or technically flawed.

Immigration needs to be fixed. Soon.

This story by Dan Shelley, former news director of WTMJ radio, sounds like the sour grapes we’ve heard from former Bush Adminstration officials (Scott MacClellan, I’m looking at you). Here’s a response from Charlie Sykes that Milwaukee Magazine should have offered before it ran an obvious hit piece.

If the Fairness Doctrine makes a comeback like Chuck Schumer and many on the left wish, although some say it won’t happen, will conservatives get equal time with The Washington Post and MSDNC’s Chris “My Job Is To Make Obama Presidency a Success” Matthews and Keith Olbermann?

February 5, 2008

Glenn Beck on The Situation Room

by thoughtfulconservative

Just heard this, so no link, but Glenn Beck gave the most succinct answer I’ve heard for the difference between conservative and liberal talk radio. The liberal side wants to influence elections and bash Republicans. The conservative side is there to entertain. They will give what they think and if you don’t agree with it fine.

December 9, 2007

McBride talk show

by thoughtfulconservative

For those interested, Jessica McBride’s internet talk show is Sunday Talk at 10 p.m. ( CST) tonight You can find it here. The number (long distance is 646-378-1039.

July 24, 2007

Reflections on vacation part two

by thoughtfulconservative

We travelled overnight from Ohio to SC. Overnight radio is where you can hear some real doozies.

The most famous of which is the program formerly hosted by Art Bell called Coast to Coast AM. On this particular night, there were two guests, a George Ure and a man known only as Cliff. They have two web sites and Half Past Human.

They looked at possible future events in a nebulous way. No concrete predictions.

Ah, well. It’ll keep you awake.

July 24, 2007

The ‘Spin comes to an end

by thoughtfulconservative

UPDATE II: Keith has some of the best of Early Spin here.

UPDATE: Owen has the audio from the final show. Patrick has more here.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be the final show.

Good luck, Dan and Nicole [and Keith, sorry].

July 24, 2007

Ken Herrera speaks with Badger Blogger

by thoughtfulconservative

You can read it here. Good job, Bruce.