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Shutting Down for the Weekend

We will be shutting down the blog over the weekend in order for Ben Greenaway to do some upgrades to the site. Hopefully everything will be up and running again by Sunday night.

On the show today (Thursday) Annie Lorenzen will discuss a church in Carlsbad who refuses to let a convicted child molester join the flock. Also, Dawn Legg from Code Pink marks the 4th anniversary of Iraq and we’ll talk about the impact of converting to Daylight Savings Time. As you already know, the feds have changed the schedule for DST due to the 2005 Energy Savings Act, though it’s open to debate as to whether or not DST saves money. One figure we’ll cite today suggests it actually costs us $300 million.

Jerry Lenthall drops by Friday from 5 to 6 so tune in if you want to get the latest on the Board of Supes.

I’ve been avoiding the Gonzalez/Attorney General mess because, frankly, picking on the Bush administration has become so . . . well, easy. of late. I swear they’ve become The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight. And there are several reasons why you can’t compare what Bill Clinton did in ’93 to what is happening today. Alberto Gonzalez has got to be one of the worst Attorney Generals in history, so if he hasn’t resigned by Monday, we’ll hit this next week.

Tom and I have really been enjoying our shows lately. Getting lots of first-time callers and pursuing a variety of different topics. As always, thanks for your support of Hometown Radio.

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  1. Kyle
    March 15, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Clinton did exactly the same thing as Bush. He just did more firings and came up with a btter excuse, but the purpose was still the same.

  2. Janet Reno
    March 15, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    What about me?

  3. moveon.org
    March 15, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    I just bought 62 million in stock in Halliburton

  4. what I think
    March 15, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    Too bad for freak boy and the church that wont let him in they are supposed to be protecting their flock. Besides I bet they could not afford the liability insurance to keep freak boy in their midst. He should have left the children alone in the first place again to bad for him.

  5. Vince Foster
    March 16, 2007 at 12:10 am

    What about me, Dave?

  6. The SLO Friend
    March 16, 2007 at 2:39 am

    Dave why not do a show on the inside trader, George Soros and the 2 million shares of Haliburton he just bought? Or is the silince do to he being a Democratic supporter?

  7. The New Tone of San Luis Obispo
    March 16, 2007 at 4:06 am

    Dave, sure is great when you change the blog as soon as it gets a little uncomfortable for you with the facts.

  8. Anonymous
    March 16, 2007 at 4:13 am

    Here is a story, a true story.

    We had a sexual offender come around to our bible study group. He seemed friendly and seemed friendly to the children as well. We were careful and of course took precautions as with any person you don’t know well, or even that you do.

    A woman who worked as a teacher was reviewing the megans law list photos at the police department and when she saw his mugshot she was immediately startled. She told several men, and they confronted the man. After that meeting, at which he was very defensive, it was publicly made known that this was his history, but while being careful you can still show love to the person. It was also stated that it would have been better for him to notify us of his history.

    In the end, he got really mad and never came back again. Guess he did not want to have that shadow on him.

    I got the hint that he may be an offender when she stated that he never was going to go to anyone’s house for dinner if invited. Thought that was odd.

  9. Bob from San Luis
    March 16, 2007 at 6:03 am

    New Tone: I heard an item today about Karl Rove speaking to a group where he admitted that the Bush Administration has “replaced” federal prosecutors over 120 times since 2001. Those attorneys do certainly “serve at the pleasure of the President”, but the situation here is this: the recently replaced prosecutors were supposedly replaced for “performance” issues, but it has come to light that the replacements were politically motivated. The motivation was apparently based on the Repubican corruption that was being uncovered and the lack of corruption being dug up on Democrats. At least one was replaced with a political crony who was identified as a “protege” of Karl Rove. That is the “problem” with these firings, the motivation, and the misleading statements that were made to a Congressional Committee, which is a felony. Alberto Gonzales, the Attorney General, should be cited for “Contempt of Congress”, then, impeached and removed from his position.

  10. Dave Congalton
    March 16, 2007 at 6:34 am

    New Tone —

    Again, I repeat Dave’ Dilemna — if I don’t make new posts on the blog, I get grief. If I add a new subject, I get grief.

    So I just get grief. Period.

  11. canmandad
    March 16, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I have the utmost respect for you Dave. Although I don’t always agree with your opinion and Michelle Dostaire (or how ever her name is spelled) drives me crazy. I enjoy the fact that you are open minded on most subjects. I do believe that The Bush Administration is getting an unfair shake in the media. I can think of a lot worse things from the Clinton Administration that the Clintons were never held accountable for. And sex is not even close to the top of the list, hmmmm or was it sex. The major difference is Clinton was under the eye (that was closed half the time. Bush is under an electron Microscope focused 24/7

  12. Reno the butcher
    March 16, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Two words…Waco, Texas

  13. Bob from San Luis
    March 17, 2007 at 5:17 am

    Three words: Oath of Office. “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    How many articles of the Constitution has the Bush Administration violated, ignored or attempted to make irrelevant?

  14. Marc from Morro Bay
    March 19, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    I’m a frequent listener, but we’ve never spoken or met. Politically, I’m to the right of center but I dislike extremists of any flavor.

    I simply want to compliment you on what I perceive as positive changes in your approach to handling the topics that seem to divide people. I suspect that you will deny these changes, but it is very clear to me that you are working much harder to present a more balanced view. (No, I don’t expect you lean right J)

    We are around the same age and I remember when we could all “fight” about religion and politics – then go have a beer. Nowadays, it’s “zero to hatred in 60 seconds”. Your tolerance for this kind of rhetoric is steadily declining and I applaud that! My most recent example is your handling of the Code Pink ladies, it was superb.

    Everyone one of us has the right to voice our opinion, but people have forgotten how to take responsibility for their own actions and words.

  15. Hoosier21
    May 12, 2007 at 10:34 am

    I guess my opinion is, so what if it was political for firing the federal prosecutors. It is his right, for whatever reason he wants. Nothing wrong with that. Just plain politics. Why is everyone discussing things that he is allowed to do. Also, I believe Clinton replaced 123. It wasn’t a news story than nor should it be now. The hate Bush syndrome is just out of whack. Bob, as far as trashing the constitution, please cite examples so we can put those to rest. I have heard them all and I assure you, if Congress could prove that he trampled the constitution, he would be under impeachment right now. There are reasons they have not done this. And don’t start with the wiretapping. Courts are on Bush’s side on that.

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