11:15 p.m. Talking the Bus strike again the story here.

10:45 p.m. took several calls on illegal immigration, oil and chicken plucking

10:30 p.m. Tom Wesley is now in the studio

10:25 p.m. Sam is asking if Bill Gunn will continue to challenge Olver.

10:15 p.m. Bill Gunn is calling for every republican in the district to start running for City counsel and selectmen all over the state.

10:10 p.m. Sam is a democrat but he is outraged over the impending Bus strike when they are getting a 9% raise. I think there will be no objecting because these union guys won races for them.

10:06 p.m. Sam Rosario now in the studio

9:55 p.m. Bill and Marty both point out that we pinned down democrats here helping the Big Red Wave.

9:53 p.m. Bill Gunn joins us on the air

9:48 p.m. Marty talks about staying involved and working on the farm team for Conservatives in Massachusetts

9:36 p.m. Marty Lamb talks a bit of vote fraud in Worcester that you read about here.

9:25 p.m. Marty Lamb of #ma-3 now in the studio with Sean Bielat

9:10 p.m. Talking about the race and the democratic machine and redistricting

9:05 p.m. Sean Bielat former candidate for ma-4 now in the studio

8:50 p.m. Talking the Tea Party express, some disagreement.

8:45 p.m. We are talking about the grass roots nature of the tea party.

8:35 p.m Asking if the Tea Party will stay with the Republicans or will look independent if Republicans don’t follow through.

8:30 p.m It looks like Jim Henderson is not done with the Sec of State run.

8:25 p.m. Two tea party guests now joining us Justin Brooks pres of the twin city tea party. and Ken Mandile head of the Worcester Tea Party

8:05 p.m Talking about ID for voting some disagreement

7:55 p.m. Talking about the difference between “voter fraud” and “election fraud”

7:45 p.m. Jim Henderson former independent candidate for sec of state in Massachusetts now in studio.

7:40 p.m. Talking trade secrets, call in at 508-438-0965 or listen live here

7:35 p.m. Asked about the fact that many have older cars these days due to the economy.

7:30 p.m. The web site for Right to Repair is here.

7:15 p.m. Mike talks about the manufacturer franchises being forced to jump through certain hoops that non franchises don’t.

7:10 p.m. the legislation requires that the repair/diagnostic information must be available at a reasonable price

7:05 p.m. Stephen Reagan of the Right to Repair coalition is our guest

7:00 p.m. Bill 2517 the right to Repair bill is our topic tonight

Well 8,011 to be precise:

255 million: The number of Americans with existing health insurance coverage.

20 million: The number of Americans without any health coverage at all due to economic circumstances.

375,000: The number of Americans with pre-existing conditions HHS said would apply for coverage in the first year of ObamaCare, one of the main political arguments for its implementation.

8,011: The number that actually did.

So a 5 Billion dollar program that was a fierce moral imperative so urgent that it required congress to pass a program that the American People didn’t want covers 8,011 people?

Classical values opines:

To put this failure in perspective, consider the resources necessary for the federal government and the 27 states who offered their own policies to implement this measure. It’s very likely taxpayers have actually paid more for administration than enrollees have received in benefits.

Likely, LIKELY? Of course it is likely.

Lets put it another way. There are according to Wikipedia 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts., if you divide 8011 by 50 you get 160 people per state. So we have passed this to cover just over one person in every other town in Massachusetts.

Or even better there according to National Atlas.gov there are 35,000 cities and towns including the virgin islands and Puerto Rico or on Google answers they use census data to count 18,443. So that is less that one person in every other town or every 4th town depending on how they are counted.

Right now my family is on COBRA. The full price of the family plan costs $1500 with dental per month. Rather than a government program costing $624,141.80 PER PERSON COVERED. If say every other person in Fitchburg kicked in a dime in a bucket once a month it would pay for a family plan for that one guy with enough left over to get a head start on the next month.

Instead we get a government boondoggle that our children’s children will be paying for.

You wanted change with Obama? You got it!

Chris has been in business for 27 years so he knows how to stay in business during good times and bad:

His advice keep up or increase quality, decrease quality and give some low-end options for people who can’t afford a $20 steak but can afford a $9-$12 meal.

It sounds like some business didn’t take that advice:

The manager of Don Otto’s – a recently shuttered food market in the South End – is blaming neighborhood patrons for its untimely demise, cooking up an angry message to fair-weather fans of the Tremont Street eatery.

Blaming the customer? It gets better, or worse depending on how you look at it.

“People don’t understand their purchases make a difference, and that by buying something that wasn’t exactly what you want, it gets you closer to what you want. It’s an investment.”

It’s not our job to provide you with what you want. It’s the customer’s job to buy what you don’t want to keep me in business.

And unlike Tom Kahale advice Don Otto’s believes price should be no object.

Among their customers were U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who has stopped by for their locally made lasagna. But in this economy, $28-per-pound steak and $8 cartons of eggs was not a recipe for success.

The arrogance is simply astounding. That’s why Don Otto’s is out of Business and Williams is about to start its 28th year without the advantages of a major metropolitan area or customers like Tom Menino or Barney Frank.

You might remember Ny-25 as one of the stops on my pre-election road trip. Well strange things seem to be going on over there.

The first strange thing is the absence of media attention, apparently this is a request from the Maffei campaign that has apparently not fallen on deaf ears:

any vote totals reported before every absentee ballot is counted are grossly incomplete and premature, particularly before ballots in Onondaga County are counted…While the media has responsibility to report the daily developments during the recanvass and tallying of absentee ballots, they also have a responsibility to characterize the early steps in this process accordingly.

Please please please reporters don’t report on the count at this time.

And what is going on that they don’t want reported on? Stuff like this:.

While the reasons for this effort are unclear, many agree it could be an attempt by some to identify who each person voted for in an effort to disqualify certain eligible ballots from being counted,” Buerkle said. “I would like the public to know that my campaign is not connected to this current effort. Further, no American — in upstate New York or anywhere — is in anyway under obligation to provide information to anyone on how he or she voted in any election, including my own.”

Buerkle’s statement did not name Maffei’s campaign as the party responsible for the calls, but a spokeswoman for the Maffei campaign confirmed they are calling voters in the district.

Maffei campaign communications director Abigail Gardner said Monday that while she believes they are asking how people voted, the reason for the calls is to ensure all votes are counted.

“It’s totally legal and there’s nothing really shady about it,” Gardner said. “I think we are asking how people voted, but the most important thing is to make sure that, if somebody cast a vote, that it’s going to be counted. There have been some problems.”emphasis mine

I think we are asking how people voted? I think! You don’t know?

Sure a campaign trying to play with the secret ballot? Nothing shady about that at all. Ann Marie Burkele’s campaign put out this statement:

Buerkle calls on voters who are contacted to ask who is calling and not feel that they must reveal how they voted.

“If anyone is contacted in this effort please know that your vote is privileged and under no circumstances should an individual be pressured into revealing how their vote was cast,” she said. “If you are contacted, ask them to provide their full name, for whom they work, why they are seeking this information and if you are required to provide this information.”

I’ve been wondering why this recount hasn’t gotten the attention others like NY-1 have. As the Maffei campaign lawyers up and activists start heading up to the area to try to salvage a seat from the big red wave, I guess we know why.

More to come.

Update: Looks like that count is heading in the right direction

The difference means that Buerkle has now widened her overall lead in the four-county district to 729 votes, according to unofficial election returns.

Buerkle picked up a net gain of 24 votes in Cayuga County (59 to 35 over Maffei) from absentee ballots, according to Cayuga County Election Commissioner Kate Lacey. Buerkle also had a net gain of 18 votes in Monroe County (630 to 612 over Maffei) after absentee ballots were opened from its three towns in the district, according to figures supplied by both campaigns.

By my calculations Maffei needs to win the Absentees in Onondaga county by twice the spread that he won the vote of to come out ahead, that’s not even counting any spread in Wayne county. I think it’s looking good.

Update 2: Added missing link

Starting at 6 a.m. this morning BBC America is once again having a marathon of Dr. Who.

They are advertising it as all of season five starting at 9 a.m. but they are actually starting with the last David Tennant Story The end of time to include the regeneration and the story behind it.

My review of the entire Series 5 starts with The Eleventh Hour and continues through The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone, The Vampires of Venice, Amy’s Choice, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens, and The Big Bang.

Of course if you want NEW stories there is always Big Finish as the Telegraph has reported:

The Tardis has landed in late-Sixties Soviet Russia. The Doctor and his companion are on the trail of an alien weapon that has fallen into the hands of the Soviets. They are in a speeding van being chased across a frozen lake. Just as they seem doomed the van is beamed aboard a space ship.

There is, however, no Matt Smith or Karen Gillan here. In fact, there is no frozen lake, no van and no spaceship, for I am in a recording studio and late-Eighties Dr Who Sylvester McCoy, and his companion Ace, played by Sophie Aldred, are conjuring the scene in a soundproofed booth.

Dr Who may have been successfully resurrected on television in 2005, but it had already reappeared six years earlier in the shape of audio plays released on CD, a format that has been thriving ever since. Big Finish Productions has created more than 180 plays featuring “classic doctors”, as the pre-2005 Doctors are known.

And if you want them in America you can get them mail order from Mike’s Comics along with figures, books and all the Doctor Who stuff you will ever want, just in time for Christmas!

Nancy Pelosi seeing the fight between Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer for Minority Whip has demonstrated the ability she showed all during her time as speaker to make the tough decisions to solve problems.

In a statement released late Friday night, Pelosi signaled an end to the ongoing battle between Clyburn and Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) to be the next House Minority Whip — the second-ranking leadership position in the minority.

“Should I receive the honor of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will nominate Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina to the number three leadership position,” Pelosi said in a statement sent to reporters at 11:01pm.

Number 3 position? She is not bumping John Larson as caucus chairman so what exactly is this #3 position that I’ve never heard of. What does it do? I’m sure Politico can tell us

Clyburn’s title and responsibilities were not specified in the announcement from Pelosi’s office, and Democratic leadership aides scrambled to explain the deal to reporters.

So let me get this straight. The Democratic Party faced with making an actual decision between two presumably qualified candidates for

South Park has the Democratic leadership pegged
the job that Jim Clyburn (who happens to be black) currently holds have agreed to put Steny Hoyer (who happens to be white) in Mr. Clyburn’s job and to invent a job, presumably with staff and offices paid via government funds, with no title and no specific duties for Jim Clyburn.

Who said that democrats didn’t know how to create or save jobs?

Hmmm let’s think about this, a totally unneeded job suddenly created for a member of a racial minority to avoid a conflict in an organization. What is the word that people have for a person who gets such a job for the sake of appearances. Oh I know, TOKEN.

I guess self-respect doesn’t come into play when power is involved.

Update: Separate but Equal? OUCH!