Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014
Posted on 03/16/2014 5:22:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
March 16th, 2014
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Bill Gates.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.
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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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
And the chief captain answered, with a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, but I was free born. Acts 22:28
It appears the stranglehold of the Marxists may be loosening from America. Not only was the national election in Florida for David Jolly a major victory, but here in deep blue Oregon we had a special election on Light Rail that Conservatives won. Not only was it a defeat for the crown jewel of liberalism, but we won the election against the Oregon Democrat machine which never loses. This election was in a town that runs pretty much the same mix as the state, but we ran it by focusing on Getting Out The Vote and very little else.
We have spent three years developing our campaign system and specifically using the petition process to go directly to the voters and bypassing the politicians. This particular petition and ballot stated that before Tigard, OR spends any money on a major mass transportation project like Light Rail or Dedicated Buses the people would have to approve it with a vote. This was simply a vote to require a vote of the people before the central designers brought big boondoggle projects to the town and it passed by 200 votes out of 9000 cast.
This may not seem like a large victory, but the opposition had the entire Dem machine behind the defeat of this including Obamas Organizing America network. The entire city council as well as the Mayor, who we got elected, were united and used the media to scare the citizens into voting this down. They made false accusations this was a Koch brothers, Tea Party group of outsiders to the point of using the old Wolf in Sheeps clothing cliché. We had no media, were outspent around 4 or 5 to 1 and relied on signs, a couple of mailers and knocking targeted doors and won.
This cannot be minimized as it shows the people are no longer voting automatically the way the liberal establishment wants them to vote. There is no more ingrained liberal establishment in Oregon where people worship the earth and believe in Global Warming making the Light Rail a symbol of that belief and voting against it makes you guilty. You cannot be a good person in Oregon unless you are against the car and for supposedly clean transportation like trains. This was the place where environmentalism and ecotopia began, so most Oregonians have been trained to believe in worshipping the earth. This was a huge hurdle to overcome and took three years to accomplish the turning of that religious belief.
This town has not voted Repub for around twenty years and has been a safe seat for Dems. To win an election on an economic and societal conservative argument was groundbreaking. The Light Rail regional plan has been designed for over twenty years and fifty million dollars to be the most aggressive rail based metropolitan transportation system in the country. When Obama was elected, Portland was described as the model for the rest of the country and we have put a major roadblock in that plan. There is no way to go around this town and it blocks perhaps the most important spoke to the entire plan.
This election does have national implications for two reasons. One it shows that people are not going to vote the Party line because the politicians tell them so. It also showed that the Dems could not get their people out like they expected and may be starting to feel Marxist fatigue. With 25% real unemployment this state is a disaster for Obamacare showcased through the Cover Oregon fiasco designed by the Governor and Dems who were all in building the only website worse than Obamas. These hardcore socialists spent $60 million on a website that could not allow one person to sign up. Although we did not talk to many Dems, you could tell there was not the usual arrogance you normally find from the ones you encountered in their homes.
The other lesson was to stick to GOTV and do everything you do to make sure to maximize our voters through persuasion and education. We have Fraud by Mail here which means the ballots are mailed a month early and when we began canvassing. We hit all of our Republican doors from the time the ballots dropped, but the same basic effort can and is being repeated throughout the country. The key to our system is to only hit houses that are likely to vote your way and get them to vote. There is no point going to doors you have little or no chance of getting a vote and are wasting time. This is critical for Repubs since there are far fewer Repub volunteers so you have to make the most of the limited time you have. To spend that time with a person who is a 1 in 10 chance of voting your way vs one who is a 1 in 2, you go where you have the best chance.
In addition to not wasting time you are not setting yourself up for longer arguments and more frustration. There is nothing worse than arguing with a Marxist since the first place they will always go is to name-calling. This not only wastes time, but lowers morale as people have to deal with some very angry, argumentative low IQ voters. This turns a difficult chore into pure torture and will turn your limited volunteers into fewer volunteers. Keep it fun and rewarding because the vote is won at the door as we proved in a blue P-Town suburb.
This election and the one on the complete opposite corner of the country proved a couple of things. There is a distrust of the liberal establishment and there is a way Conservatives can fight the liberal voter machine. Even though the inner city vote printing presses exist, we have little reason to complain until we are getting our voters out. We were able to get our voters out in a special election and were able to beat them against the entire machine using all of its tricks. They used every scare tactic in their very thin book and still came up short. We did not equivocate and when they would make certain words off limits we used them specifically in our literature and defended them. This not only worked, but the voters were excited to vote and appreciated their voices being heard and not muted. In the end, if you focus on getting out the vote none of the Democrat tricks work. There is a very good chance the worm is turning and there is a quiet rage across this country from Oregon to Florida.
Pray America wakes up
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Excellent! You did it! Turnout is key, as you say. You ought to be on the Sunday shows, explaining this to the GOP.
Morning AB, All.
Am here all morning with you guys.
Thank you AB for doing this thread, though sometimes you are a minute or two late....I am a patient soul.
Anyway, Big, big news here for the Blue Bloods are rocking and rolling over my column. Got an offer to fly solo, including financing.
It’s what I was born to do.
For the fun of it, check out my most recent column....they loved it.
Even though this is local politics in Delaware, you guys will for sure know some of the politicos mentioned in this column....read my tease.
Put off offers until June as I am still in a learning curve but guys I have changed the behavior or some of those politicos and I am proud of myself. Later in the thread I’ll give some edxamples.
As for this week, guys I am super intrigued by this missing airplane! Yeah I’m a news junkee, that’s part of it.
But there’s something really weird about this.
Also, Obama changed the ACA again!
How long does he get away with this?
Thanks for thread A.B. I wonder what our intrepid but pathetic Secretary of State will do tomorrows. Move the red line again?
Sorry for the delay! Bad thunderstorms this AM down here in the Alabama Piney Woods. Everything is slow then.
Heh. It’s ok AB...just ribbing ya...letting you know how anxious we await the thread.
Flake has left us thinking about how he got that name, rather than living up to his earlier stellar reputation. He has joined the far left on a number of key issues, including social issues and amnesty.
Why in the heck are King, McCain and Durben on there again? Don’t the people at the networks know there are congresscritters better informed—or not as poorly informed—and more articulate—or less inarticulate—on the issues than these?
So my editor wants to break bread with me this week.
He’s a Dover councilman and just got home from serving in Afghanistan. I love him and I don’t normally like editors.
Wish me luck but I think I am going for this big time.
It looks like 2014 will be okay, but can we keep it through 2016? If we gain 10 seats in both chambers this year, but elect Hillary or a similar Dem in 2016, we won’t have gotten much...
Your t-storms today are going to be our washed out St. Patrick's Day plans during Grapefruit League Spring Training.
She successfully managed to keep her party at home probably disgusted with not getting enough patronage or dough and jolly pulled it out.
It wasn't pretty but a win being a win we shall take it and runaway from that cesspool they all live in over there as fast as legs can carry.
Indeed I think the recent Sink election in Florida was it? The Dems threw millions at that race.
Sink got sunk.
I know you don’t read the comments to your blog but I do.
Lacey replied to you!
Oh, they KNOW. The perennials are on because they fit the AGENDA.
The DNC Media uses the Sunday shows to set up their political version of the news for the rest of the week.
Wow, must be going poorly for Dems as there are NO CONSERVATIVES on any show today.
WHAT is the DNC Agenda for the Sunday shows this week?
There ALWAYS is one. Our job should be to figure it out.
Everywhere we go, we find people disillusioned or fed up with the Marxists running this country into the dirt. ObamaCare is the crown jewel of their folly. I'll bet everyone on this board has the same view because it is widespread.
As in Oregon, the powerful and well funded Democrat-Liberal machine and their lap dog media allies all over America will be desperately out in full force to win the 2014 elections so they can continue to hold on to their ill gotten gains and drive to turn this great country into a tribal landscape of Obamavilles. Your victory is a great example on how to turn things around and beat them.
Listening to the myriads of handsomely paid Washington GOP-e consultants is the sure way to defeat as we have seen so often in the past. But it is the only strategy they know - or at least get richly paid for.
Sorry Jim he's dead.
I love it when a good plan comes together.
Well done, Pat. Well done!
The main DNC agenda is avoid drawing attention to the important stuff (e.g. Internet given to UN? By whom? How?, denying O’care is a disaster and really working well), while floating farce: Kerry’s red line in Crimea, lost airplane, etc.
Dan Pfeiffer on MTP spinning so fast I thought he was going to fall down.
You gotta checkout the post about half way down on Hot Air by “jailbones.”—He really gets what is going on with the Sunday shows. Just too good.
Naw, Democrats live in denial. Their losses never happened because Republicans cannot win. If they ignore it, the bad news will go away.
We did it! The liberal establishment are still crying, saying we tricked the voters into voting. They were so sure they were going to defeat it with their lies.
A COMMON CORE Commercial was just aired on FNS!!!
Funny stuff. Thanks for the link.
Thanks RG. There is no secret other than following it. The libs can try to use mine, but it requires telling the truth and they cannot do that and win. Here is the manual to share with your county. Chances are they won’t try it because the campaign managers can’t make money using it.
It works and our state may start.
Heh.....thank you AB....I did not know that.
In fact my offer INCLUDED a Blog where nobody could comment.
It’s because they use comments to intimidate writers.
No edits, no comments....that’s my rule. AND HE ACCEPTED IT!
What did Lacey Say?
Cause she’s got an interesting history. Now she’s running for Governor of all things. So far I really like her but she’s taking it slow and measured.
I already met her and her campaign manager for lunch, did a column on her.
Got her working on Common Core....she’s got a daughter round Kaitlyn’s age.
I suspect I will be dealing with Lacey more in the future....and I look forward to it.
How my Mike Castle suggestion?
Since you bought it up....Senator Mendenez....y’all know this guy likes to make dirty little trips to the Dominican Republic and indulge himself in young 14 year old girls?
And they have the NERVE to bring this guy out to speak for them?
My Fly on the Wall Blog post digs deeper into this.
NEW! The Fly-on-the-Wall reveals how it REALLY came about. This week, why the GOP is going along with that ridiculous notion of avoiding Lewinsky discussion during Hillary’s upcoming presidential campaign.
I have never posted to your weekly post. It is a great post. I am an Aerospace Engineer and Pilot with 50 years of experience. I have been intriqued by the MAL 777 mystery. Using my background in both aircraft and satellites and engineering experience, I am posting the following thoughts.
Just the Facts, Please
I am astounded at the MSM ignorance about the search for the 777. Based on my 50 years of experience in the aerospace engineering field, let me give you the actual facts that have not been presented anywhere else. GET READY!
First there are 2 data systems on the Boeing 777 that send data, via the Iridium satellite system, to Boeing servers. This is very important. There are 2 separate systems. Both systems use the Iridium satellites to get to the Boeing servers. One system is called the ACARS. The second system is called the AHM or Airplane Health Management System. The difference between these two systems is crucial in our understanding about what happened to the 777. I will explain why this is important and what it means about the status of the 777.
First, though, you need to know about the data link from the 777 to Boeing servers. The data link is based on the Iridium satellite system. Anyone who uses satellite phones from remote locations would be familiar with the system. 60+ low earth satellites, at least one will always be visible from any location on the globe. The important thing to know about this low earth orbit system is that when someone on the ground or in the air pings or links to one of these satellites, your location on the surface of the earth is immediately known by the Iridium controllers/system to be somewhere within the field of view of that satellite at the time the ping was recorded. Since the field of view of the user is “horizon to horizon” that would be plus or minus 30 miles. Pretty good accuracy.
Now, about the two data systems. First, the ACARS. The system has been around since the 70s. It transmits engine data to Boeing/Rolls Royce servers through the Iridium satellite link. But here is the kicker. IT TRANSMITS ENGINE DATA REPORTS AT PRE-SPECIFIED EVENTS, NOT ON TIME. It will send a report at gear up, throttle back meaning cruise achieved (1:07am), and gear down. So what does that mean? The last ACARS data report was sent at 1:07, cruise achieved at 35,000 ft, as announced by the MSM. At least they got that right. The ACARS next scheduled data report should have been at gear down, NOT every hour. The ACARS was NOT disabled by anyone onboard. The gear never came down to trigger the last report. The ACARS WAS NOT DISABLED. THE GEAR NEVER CAME DOWN. So the plane came down on land or in the water without the gear down.
OK. Make sure you understand what you just read before you go any further. Do a google search on Boeing, ACARS, operation and look at technical discussions, airlines that use ACARS, etc. Do not look at news reports. They are all wrong, including FOX news reports.
Moving forward, just as important to understanding this mystery is the Airplane Health Management system. The AHM. The AHM is a Boeing product built into all Boeing aircraft since the 90s. It is built into every aircraft that Boeing builds. Every airline that buys a Boeing aircraft gets the hardware built into their airplane whether they subscribe to the AHM subscription service or not. The AHM subscription service provides real time data on the 777 flight systems to Boeing and the subscribing airline. If the airline chooses not to subscribe, they do not get the real time date, including GPS data. The mainstream got that right. MAL did not subscribe to this service. BUT, the hardware for the AHM was still in the airplane. NOW, HERE IS THE SECOND KICKER. The AHM will still ping the Boeing servers once an hour for the life of the 777. That is why the LSM, whoops, MSM is claiming that 5 or 6 pings were received from the aircraft during the flight. The Iridium folks and Boeing received and recorded the pings.
So what do the pings, via the Iridium satellites, tell us? The field of view of an Iridium satellite is about 60 miles on the surface of the earth. That is horizon to horizon. Image a 60 mile circle on the surface of the earth fixed to each satellite. As the 777 is flying, it is continually flying through these moving circles, each representing the field of view of an Iridium satellite. Every-time the AHM pings, the Iridium folks should be able to reconstruct where the receiving satellite was and likewise where the 60 mile circle was on the surface of the earth. With 5 or 6 pings, I would have a very accurate ground track of the 777.
Is anyone doing this? Hello? I have listened to countless expert 777 talking heads, pilots, scientists, NSTB folks, and etc. No one has mentioned the AHM. Everyone is confusing the ACARS with the AHM. No one has explained how the pings can be used to track the 777. No one has mentioned Iridium. Not one of these experts has taken the time to do google searches on ahm, acars, iridium, etc. Please do a google search on these terms. Do not look at any news media hits. They are all wrong. Read the google hits about these systems from Boeing, Wikipedia, technical papers, Cathy Air, airliners.net, etc.
Now, one more item I just saw on TV. There are now apparently TWO ground tracks they are searching. Why TWO? Because the pings must have been accidently picked up by a geo comm sat. It was able to compute the range to the aircraft from the geo comm sat position at 22,000 miles each time a ping was sent. If you imagine a sphere around the geo comm sat, with a radius equal to the range to the aircraft, the sphere would intersect the earth in two places for each ping; therefore, the two ground tracks. They need a second satellite to triangulate. Now, the next question to ask is: why isn’t anyone analyzing the Iridium data to obtain the accurate ground track? Why havent any talking heads or experts mentioned this? No one on your show has discussed any of this.
In summary, here is my theory of what happened. It is the KISS (keep it simple stupid) theory:
1. The ACARS sent engine data reports at gear up and cruise throttle back (1:07 per MSM reports). No further data reports were sent by the ACARS because the gear never came down.
2. After hand-off to Viet Nam ATC, one of the crew took over with a goal of committing suicide. He was a coward and could not nose dive. Easier to just fly southwest into the Indian Ocean until you reach the point of no return, then it is out of your hands.
3. The only thing done to the aircraft by this pilot was to turn off the transponders. He did nothing else to the aircraft.
4. As the 777 flew on, it sent a ping via the AHM once per hour. The pings were recorded by the Iridium System and Boeing.
5. It finally ran out of fuel and ditched without the gear being lowered. Since the gear was not lowered we never got the final ACARS data report.
6. End of story.
Howard Kurtz, Media Buzz on FoxNews, is complaining about the media speculation on the missing Malaysia flight.
Sorry, Howard, but that is what the media considers to be news any more. Makes no difference whether it is a missing airliner or a building explosion or a mass shooting, the media speculates. If they stuck to hard news, their reporting would be shortened to about 60 seconds, and they would have to go to commercials to fill up the remaining airtime.
How about make Over-time pay Tax-free, that way the working poor, who actually need the income from over-time, benefits.
Those who agree to a salary job usually aren’t underpaid anyhow or they wouldn’t take the job.
And tax free doesn’t force a business to lower wages or hire part-time instead.
Thank you for this. I am in the middle of making chipped beef gravy. I shall read with studied thought within the hour.