C’mon you couldn’t have missed this week’s show with Mike Hummell and Director Ron Maxwell of the movie Copperhead.

Not only was the show on at Noon till 2 but it was replayed at 11 PM and 10 AM the next day.

But not to worry if you somehow did you can listen to it here.

BTW there was so much news that broke last week that I didn’t cover because I had guests scheduled I’m going to play things close to the vest and if something big breaks on Thursday or Friday see if I can go with it.

I know that a lot of people are basking in the schadenfreude of Anthony Weiner being, well…being Anthony Weiner but there is a VITAL part of the story that is getting almost no play.

Weiner also allegedly promised the source a job at Politico

That is ringing alarm bells all over my head. That Anthony Weiner hasn’t lost interested in women is no surprise, that he contends he has job placement privileges at a news organization quoted daily on TV covering the political scene in DC IS

I called Politico for comment and got an answering machine so I’ve sent them the following e-mail with some questions concerning this.

Hello Olivia:

Allow me to introduce myself I am Peter Ingemi known as DaTechGuy host of DaTechGuy on DaRadio a syndicated radio talk show on the Money Matters Radio network in New England & writer of the nationally known DaTechGuy on DaRadio Blog.

I have several questions concerning the alleged statement from Anthony Weiner that he promised a young lady a job at Politico.

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the political figure? If so what figure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hiring ever been at the request of a conservative political figure?
1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the people in question or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of policy in place concerning hiring recommendation from the people you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to create such a policy?

3. Does politico have any comment on the alleged statement that Mr. Weiner promised a politico position to a young lady in exchange for certain…considerations?

4. Does politico have an opinion on why Mr. Weiner would have the opinion that he could obtain such a position?

5. Has Anthony Weiner or his staff done any service or favor for politico so that he would believe they would owe him a favor or look favorably on such a favor if asked?

5. Does politico have a policy to insulate and separate their political staff from the people they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a policy concerning non work interactions between the people they cover and their reporting staff?

Thank you

Yeah I know in the e-mail I used #5 twice but I spotted that after the fact and wanted to post the exact e-mail that I sent.

I’ll let you know if they get back to me.

Update: Just got an e-mail from Oliva at Politico. the e-mail is as follows:

Thanks for reaching out. Included our story from earlier below—please see highlighted graphs.

Thanks, Olivia

The story is here, I include the “highlighted” bits from the e-mail below:

TheDirty.com this week posted a series of explicit exchanges that allegedly occurred between Weiner and an anonymous source, who is described as “a young female girl who wishes to remain Anonymous.” Posts on the site say she was 22 last summer when she and Weiner started a relationship that played out on Facebook and the social media site Formspring, as well as through phone and email conversations — he used the name “Carlos Danger” for his Yahoo account, the site said.

Their exchanges included phone sex and raunchy online messages, according to the site, which displays screenshots of some of the alleged conversations. The site says Weiner also offered to help the unnamed woman procure a blogging gig with POLITICO.

“Ok so a friend at [POLITICO] called me for ideas for a thing they are doing in swing states,” reads a screenshot of an alleged exchange between Weiner and the source, whose Facebook picture and name are blurred out.

“How can I help?” she responded.

“but do me a solid, can you hard delete all our chats here,” Weiner said before continuing, according to the post. After she agreed, he wrote, “great. So they are looking to create a panel of bloggers…can I give him your deets?”

“Absolutely!” she replied.

POLITICO Editor-In-Chief John F. Harris said he does not have any idea what Weiner is referring to, and no one he’s talked to at the organization does, either. Weiner was one of numerous congressmen invited to contribute to a now-defunct editorial feature for POLITICO called the Arena.

It occurs to me that while Mr. Harris’ statement answers some of my questions it doesn’t address them all so I replied to Olivia with the following e-mail:

Hi Olivia:

Thank you for prompt response and your link to the Politico piece. I have linked in and included the highlighted bits in my post per your e-mail.

While the statement in question answers two of my questions (3 & 4) and gives a possible answer to a 3rd it still leaves several of my questions unanswered. I shall repeat those unanswered question below:

1. Has politico ever hired based on the request of the political figure? If so what figure and who was hired

( 1a. If “yes” has such hiring ever been at the request of a conservative political figure?

1b. If “yes” are any of said hired assigned to cover the people in question or the party of said people?)

2. Does politico have any kind of policy in place concerning hiring recommendation from the people you cover? If so what are they and if not are there any plans to create such a policy?

5. Does politico have a policy to insulate and separate their political staff from the people they cover on a social level?

6. Does politico have a policy concerning non work interactions between the people they cover and their reporting staff?

I shall be happy to include your answers in any update as soon as practicable as I’m covering a live event tonight .

My best

I’ve covering James O’Keefe in NH tonight but I’ll do my best to update promptly if I get another response before it’s over.

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While I’m waiting to hear from Politico and as I get ready to leave to cover another story just a reminder my paycheck is what you pay me, the weekly goal is $305 and Right now I’m $239 shy of a full boat.

As Anthony Weiner is not going to arrange a paying job anytime soon I’d like to ask if you’d consider being one of the dozen people I need to kick in $20 to get me over the top this week by hitting DaTipJar below.

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They’re driving me insane
Those men inside my brain

The dream police, they live inside of my head (live inside of my head)
The dream police, they come to me in my bed (come to me in my bed)
The dream police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh, no

Cheap Trick:  The Dream Police 1979

 

Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, Trayvon Martin

Three names the media have made famous, but it’s kind of odd because none of their situations are particularly notable.

Sandra Fluke is one of millions of leftists who have gone to Catholic colleges over the years who have been disappointed that a Catholic school might have rules that are you know, Catholic.

Wendy Davis is a senator in a minority party who because their side doesn’t have the votes has to use other tactics to stop a bill.  Her example is repeated in the US senate whenever it changes control and on the state level the 4 GOP senators in Massachusetts senate could tell her a few things about being in a minority party.

As for Trayvon Martin unfortunately there are plenty of mothers in Chicago who could tearfully testify that a black teenager meeting a violent death is,  disgracefully, not a remarkable event statistically.

That being the case why can even the most casual news follower aware of who they are?

Because the Media are the left’s Meme Police.

Need to push the meme of the GOP trying to take the pill away from women in an election raise a Sandra Fluke to symbolize a debate nobody is having.  (Never mind that when George Stephanopolus rasped the question at the GOP debate nobody had any idea where he was comign from.)

Need to paint the foes of Abortion as “anti-woman” Raise up Wendy Davis as a feminist hero for her filibuster in Texas.  (Never mind that conservative woman are leaders in the fight against abortion, that young women march against abortion in the tens of thousands every year in DC  and that sex selective abortion eliminating girls are a real issue.)

Need to gin up the black vote and the democrat left in an election year.  Make Trayvon Martin a martyr to white on black violence.  (Never mind that not only is George Zimmerman no more white that Barack Obama and also has black ancestry but that the overwhelming number those who kill young blacks men are…young black men .)

The facts and the reality of the case doesn’t matter, to the Media’s meme police and their leftist allies.  The meme and the message is all, and if for example you need to paint George Zimmerman supporters as racists we’ll send our own left wing activists with signs with the image they need and shouting racist messages and if discovered after the fact, claim sarcasm.

And because the media and their allies control the primary sources that expose the culture it can’t be escaped

Cause they’re waiting for me.
They’re looking for me.
Ev’ry single night they’re driving me insane.
Those men inside my brain.

The meme police they live  inside of our brains, the meme police they come to us in our beds.

We’ve not yet reached the point were the meme police come to arrest us, but with this president, you never know.

Cue the music

Governor: Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don’t-I’ve come and gone and, ooh I love to sweep around the wide step, Cut a little swathe and lead the people on.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982

this morning political consultant John LaRosa tweeted this article on Ted Cruz.

The article highlights Ted Cruz’s interview by Jonathan Karl on ABC’s This week. and it notes how deftly he parries Karl’s attempt to hit him on language rather than substance.

Karl seized the opportunity to call Cruz out on his verbiage, “You have Republicans that wouldn’t do anything with President Obama. I mean, Obama’s kind of like, you know, he’s enemy number one, he’s the villain.” “How do we get anywhere if you’ve got Republicans that won’t even talk about a deal with the president on something like the debt?” he asked.

Cruz quickly responded: “I actually don’t agree with the premise of that. I don’t consider President Obama enemy number one. I think he is someone who believes passionately in his principles. And I respect him for that. Not content with the answer, Karl challenged him, “You just said he was exploiting the Newtown shooting.”.

“Actually, you used the word ‘exploiting,’” Cruz responded. “I think the policies he was advancing were wrong and were dangerous. The point I was finishing is I admire and respect him in that he fights for his principles. But I think his principles are profoundly dangerous.”

Now that is a function of Cruz’s experience as a lawyer who has argued before the Supreme Court but there is another reason why Ted Cruz is so easy when making the case for conservatism. He Believes it.

There are plenty of members of the GOP who are willing to make noises to placate conservatives in general and the tea party in particular when they need votes on election day or are looking to raise money but when it comes time to making laws conservatives have to push. Watch when Ted Cruz talks about conservatism, watch how he handles himself, Conservatism isn’t what Cruz puts on as he needs it like a bulky raincoat in a storm. Cruz wears it as a comfortable coat because it’s what he believes. LaRosa again:

 

Mitt Romney & John McCain spent their presidential campaigns trying to sell themselves as conservatives to the GOP and the press took full advantage with questions they weren’t comfortable answering.

Ted Cruz would spend a presidential campaign trying to sell Conservatism to the American public and the very questions that were a club used against John & Mitt in front of a TV audience would instead be the platform that Cruz would use to preach the conservative gospel of smaller government, problem solving and responsibility.

If you want to know why the left and the media want to bring Cruz down, this is it.

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Just over 20% of the way to the $305 paycheck this week. A dozen tip jar hitters kicking in $20 will get me the rest of the way.

Care to be one of them, hit DaTipJar below.

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