Join us tonight as we interview two more grassroots candidates: Ryan Brumberg of NY-14 and Michael Faulkner of NY-15 at 6 p.m. on Blog Talk Radio.
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Kathy, Ellen, Savannah and Daria with more on-the-scene reporting from Boca Raton:
Ellen and Kathy check in with reaction from registered Republicans to our precinct walking efforts.
In this video, I thank grassroots activists and urge other conservatives to join us in saving our country.
Discussing our interaction with the couple who yelled at us for interrupting their dinner.
Ellen discusses her run-in with an alleged super voter who doesn’t vote.
Ellen and Savannah summarize our day of precinct walking in Boca Raton.
Kathy, Daria and Ellen discuss school board, judges, Blog Talk Radio and some of their favorite grassroots candidates in other states.
Please tune in at 6 p.m. Eastern as I sit down to chat with the beautiful, talented and conservative singer, songwriter and actress, Ava Aston on The Liberty Belle Hour. We’ll discuss her involvement with Lloyd Marcus’ project Tea Are The World, benefiting America’s Mighty Warriors, her upcoming participation in important grassroots events, her thoughts on the entertainment industry and her take on the impending November elections.
As always, live chat and phone lines will be open! Hope to see you there. 🙂
You might recognize a few familiar faces in Ava’s fantastic video.
Looking forward to the debut of The Liberty Belle Hour at its new home, Blog Talk Radio, and new time, 6 p.m. Eastern, tonight. Steve Trevelise of WIP Philly Sportsradio will be joining me for my inaugural broadcast on BTR. This will be a new experience, hosting a show and managing the switchboard and chat room, having been very spoiled at WAFS, where all I had to do was show up and talk. Guess I’ll get an idea of what it’s like week in and week out for my Conservative Republican Forum co-host, Steve! 🙂
See you at 6 p.m.
Update: It was a great show tonight with Steve Trevelise! To listen to the archive, click here.
Join Steve and me tonight on Conservative Republican Forum as we discuss his run for Florida State House in District 89, and the hot topics of the day. As we get closer to Florida’s August 24 Primary and Election Day in November, things are heating up on the political scene. This year’s elections are absolutely critical and those of us who care about preserving freedom must do everything in our power to help bring commonsense conservative men and women of integrity into all levels of government — from local and state legislatures to the halls of Congress.
As always, we welcome your presence in live chat and your calls at (347) 637-1121. See you at 6 p.m.!
Remaining true to the original format, each week I will interview guests from a variety of fields including authors, political commentators, candidates, singers, small business owners and medical professionals. As my show page states:
Join conservative writer, blogger, activist and author of the book Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, Daria DiGiovanni, for a high-energy hour of passionate debate, insightful analysis and fascinating conversation on everything from pop culture to politics. Every Thursday night at 6 p.m., Daria will apply her unique blend of humor, intelligence and eloquence to the relevant topics of the day, as well as feature exciting and interesting guests from a variety of backgrounds including small business owners, singers, health professionals and authors. Freedom rings every Thursday night at 6 p.m. on Blog Talk Radio with The Liberty Belle Hour.
Maybe we’ll even devote an episode or two to the writing process and the themes I’ve discussed here on the blog pertaining to Water Signs. It has always been a bit frustrating not to have the opportunity to really expound on some of the deeper meanings of the book (though I am grateful to all those who’ve given me a forum to discuss my work) on the air. This will give me the chance to finally do that.
One thing that is changing: although I do have a webcam, for the time being, the BTR version of Liberty Belle will be strictly audio. Perhaps as time goes on I will reconsider; for now, since I will also have to manage the switchboard, I think I’d better get used to multi-tasking first! 😉
Please join me for my inaugural broadcast on Thursday, August 5 at 6 p.m.
Another one of those old songs that conjures up fond memories of childhood, including summers in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Last night’s call with the team was productive and exciting. I am beginning to see our book on the fundamentals of liberty taking shape, and have learned so much from the wonderful essays submitted. Although history had always been one of my favorite subjects in school, as I recall, my teachers tended to emphasize the memorization of dates over all else. Obviously, it is of great importance to know when significant events took place. But in addition to knowing who, what, where and when, it would’ve been nice to get a fuller, more enthusiastic appreciation of why and how.
While I don’t remember any anti-American bias seeping through in classroom lectures (e.g. no one ever told me as an impressionable youth that the Founding Fathers were all a bunch of racists), I can’t exactly say that my teachers, for all of their excellent instruction, adequately impressed upon me the miraculous nature of the founding of the United States of America. That in the history of the world, there has never been a country quite like this one. That, up until the day Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, governments were about oppressing the ordinary, everyday individual, not recognizing his/her God-given right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.
Fortunately, as I mentioned in my Independence Day post, I had parents who believed in bringing history to life via countless visits to downtown Philadelphia and other historic places, but also on a personal level, by reminding my siblings and me often as to why our great-grandparents and grandparents left everything they knew to come here.
Even so, reading the submissions from my writing team has provided an opportunity to learn even more about this land of opportunity, and the men and women who helped create it. Our biggest challenge is remaining within a 500-word count — no easy feat, especially when writing about such accomplished human beings as Washington, Jefferson, Lee, Madison and Adams. But our goal here is to entertain, instruct and ultimately inspire others to want to learn more via their own research. If we can whet our readers’ appetites for more information and contribute in some way to the “re-education” of America, we can play a part in turning this ship around. As an added bonus, focusing on this worthy project is one of things helping me to maintain my sanity.
In the Freedom’s Wings chat room last night, I made a few folks chuckle when I noted that for a few hours yesterday, I was so engrossed in my work, I’d forgotten all about Barack Obama — and it was like being on vacation. And since part of my responsibilities today will include doing some marketing for a friend’s deli and catering business, I should be able to tune him out rather easily. Additionally, tonight is my weekly prayer/church night with a close friend, another patriot with whom — among other things — I pray for the success of the 2010 midterm elections, the effectiveness of the conservative revival now taking place nationwide, and the safety of our men and women in uniform.
Much like the Founders, for those of us who believe, it is time to turn back to God and ask for His guidance, wisdom and strength to continue the fight and to ultimately prevail in the name of freedom once again.
Have a great Wednesday!
Conservative Republican Forum with Talk Radio Hosts Premo Mondone, Diane Student and Congressional Candidate Delia Lopez
Looking forward to a great show tomorrow evening with two of my very favorite internet talk radio hosts, Premo Mondone of Red State Town Hall and Diane Student of Freedom’s Wings. Premo and Diane will join Steve and me for the first half of the show, offering their take on the hot topics of the week. Diane and I will also share some information about an exciting project we’re involved in with Houston-based talk radio host Kevin Price, of The Price of Business.
In the second half of the broadcast, we’ll chat with Delia Lopez, grassroots conservative candidate for Congress in Oregon. Tune in to Conservative Republican Forum on Blog Talk Radio at 6 p.m. Eastern!
Had a bit of a strained confrontation with one of our guests tonight, who is under the mistaken impression that John McCain was an excellent candidate for president, Sarah Palin is a political loser (yes, the same woman who, with one Facebook post, can redefine a debate and put Obama on the defensive, not to mention raise incredible amounts of money for grassroots candidates), and that there’s apparently no overlap between fiscal and social issues. I beg to differ.
For example, if you believe (as I do) that the out-of-control entitlement spending by the federal government needs to end, then it stands to reason that eliminating taxpayer funding of abortion would be a priority. There is no justification for Planned Parenthood receiving 30% of their funding from taxpayers. None. And on that point, I am confident both social and fiscal conservatives can agree, just as anyone who respects the Constitution will acknowledge that Roe v. Wade is an egregious example of judicial overreach. Like many other social issues, the legality of abortion — along with the ancillary aspects such as procedural restrictions and parental consent — should be decided by the people, not activist judges.
I presented all of these arguments to our guest, who completely pooh-poohed the notion of states’ rights while claiming that the GOP needs to put up more moderates like Tim (yawn) Pawlenty. Riiiight. Because Milquetoast Tim’ll really fire up the base, much in the same way the Maverick did in 2008 — at least until he made the very wise decision to ask Palin to be his VP nominee.
But according to our guest, choosing the woman who saved McCain from a landslide was a big mistake because the GOP needs to appeal to the “middle”. Sorry Steven, but I agree with Marco Rubio: Americans are looking for strong, principled leadership — not squishy moderation. When they understand what conservatism means, when they realize what the Constitution allows and disallows, and when they fully grasp how the concepts of limited government, low taxes, strong national defense and personal responsibility are good for them and good for the country at large, they will vote for the candidate who, like Reagan, clearly and unap0logetically articulates them. By the way, in a recent Gallup poll, 47% of Americans described themselves as pro-life, with 45% pro-choice. My guess is that even within that 45%, most would be in favor of placing restrictions on the procedure as well as eliminating taxpayer subsidies.
Other than that somewhat heated debate (brought on by my co-host Steve Rosenblum’s direct question to Steven Kurlander on the topic of Palin), the rest of the interview went very smoothly, as did those with our other two guests (both of whom were three-legged stools like me — social, fiscal, and national security conservatives). I am also very intrigued by Steve Kurlander’s book, The Dog Days of September and Doug Kammerer’s Average Doug: My Take on America, after learning more about them this evening.
Check out the archives of tonight’s show at the link: