I spoke to Radio Hosts Dylan and Watson at CPAC 2018

Their separate shows are available at the Lanterns radio network


DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story (blogged) so far:

Wednesday Feb 20

Voices at CPAC 2018 Dylan and Watson

Voices at CPAC 2018 Kira Innis (Two Angles)

Monday Feb 26th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Greg Penglis of WEBY 1330 Radio

Sunday Feb 25th

CPAC 2018 Dutch Kitchen Cannoli Sicilian from Brooklyn Approved

Saturday Feb 24th

CPAC 2018 / Don’t give a VUK Meet the Voter the Media Narrative says Does Exist

Friday Feb 23rd

Voices at CPAC 2018 Senator Ted Cruz Answers Two Question for DaTechGuy

Thurs Feb 22nd

We Interrupt CPAC 2018 for CNN and their Gun Control Galaxy Quest Moment
Voices of CPAC 2018: Ron from PA

Wed Feb. 21st

Voices at CPAC 2018 Vicki from Minnesota

Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Educators We talk Students and Math

DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking

If you don’t want to wait or my blog posts to see my interviews my youtube channel is here.

Full CPAC 2017 list (for those who feel nostalgic) is here

A reminder I have copies of my Book Hail Mary the perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer available at CPAC with me, price $7 and I will happily sign them for you.

Or you can just order it on Amazon


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Update to a November 2017 post: California’s attorney general is on the U.S. Supreme Court’s schedule for March 20, at which time he can  explain why he should be able to tell pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortions. That ought to elicit some searching questions from the Justices.

The case is National Institute of Family and Life Advocates [NIFLA] v. Becerra. NIFLA is a group of nonprofit pro-life pregnancy centers in California. Xavier Becerra is the state’s attorney general. The law in dispute is called California’s Reproductive FACT Act.  It requires that certain types of facilities post and distribute information on the availability of free or low-cost access to abortion. It’s as though business is so lousy at abortion clinics that the state has to dragoon pro-life agencies into doing their advertising for them.

The type of facility is defined in such a way that the law only applies to about 200 nonprofit pro-life clinics, not to any of the other thousands of places in California where a pregnant woman might go for assistance. From NIFLA’s brief to the Supreme Court (references omitted; emphasis added):

The legislative record expressly states that the impetus for the Reproductive FACT (Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency) Act…was disagreement with pro-life centers’ messages. Legislative committee reports with bill sponsor statements noted “that, unfortunately, there are nearly 200 licensed and unlicensed clinics known as crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in California,” which “aim to discourage and prevent women from seeking abortions.”…Although the bill sponsor claimed that these centers “often confuse [and] misinform” women,…neither the legislative history nor the record contains any objective or impartial evidence that pregnancy centers like Petitioners actually “misinform” anyone about their medical status or services[.] 

There are fines for noncompliance. Anyone who has volunteered for a pro-life pregnancy care center knows that such agencies are lean operations; a fine need not be steep to be ruinous.

This is a First Amendment case. Can the government compel a nonprofit organization to deliver a message inconsistent with the organization’s mission? California might be having financial problems, but apparently the AG’s budget includes resources to argue this case all the way to SCOTUS. NIFLA is relying on assistance from Alliance Defending Freedom, the same legal group that successfully represented Eleanor McCullen in the Massachusetts buffer zone case.

Stay tuned.

Ellen Kolb is a writer and pro-life activist based in New Hampshire. Read more at ellenkolb.com,

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The Winter Olympics came and went, and it was full of ads.

I tried watching, but as far as I could see the coverage was a ratio of 1:1:2. For every minute of actual sports, you were subject to one minute of athletes’ sappy personal stories, and two minutes of commercials.

Then there were the skating competitions, with commentary from an effeminate young man in a pompadour wearing more sequins than the performers. I miss Dick Button, who is now 89 years old, and miss the Wide World of Sports “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” commentators in logo-emblazoned blazers.

No wonder Charles Lane wants to Stop the Olympics.

The only ones who caught my attention were The Curling Dads: skip John Shuster, lead John Landsteiner, second Matt Hamilton, third Tyler George, and alternate Joe Polo. Four guys from Minnesota and one from Wisconsin. The US Men’s Curling Team.

Having grown up in the tropics, curling looks to me like what a bunch of Scots sipping whisky on a frozen tundra would have come up with if they wanted to play shuffleboard. You have rocks, you have ice, you have brooms, and you want something active but not exhausting? Presto! You come up with curling.

Sure enough, curling was invented by Scots, according to this article, and “today’s curling stones are made of a special kind of granite from Scotland.”

Curling is soothing, mild, lacking in violence and free of drama. No one crashes down a snow-covered slope in the agony of defeat. The players don’t get into fist fights like they do in hockey. You won’t see little girls being flipped in the air like they do in pairs ice skating; heck, no one tries the triple salchow, if they know what a salchow is.

Enter the Curling Dads of the US Curling Team.

The dads did not wear flashy pants like the Norwegians.

The US team – and I mean this as a compliment – look like a group of regular guys out of central casting.

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They worked hard.

They don’t scream at each other like a bunch of girls.

They quietly overcame hardship:

A four-time Olympian who won bronze in 2006 with Polo — the United States’ only other curling medal — Shuster left that team after Turin to form his own foursome and skipped them back to the Winter Games in Vancouver.

But he performed so badly he was benched, and then finished ninth of 10 teams in Sochi. After failing to make the national training program the next year, Shuster teamed up with two of the others who were cut (and George, who hadn’t even tried out) and called themselves “Team Reject.”

And they won.

Let’s hear it for The Curling Dads!

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s Blog.

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As new details continue to emerge from the Parkland Shooting there is one thing that has become clear to me:

The one thing the MSM/Democrat/Harvey Weinstein Left CAN’T ALLOW is the resignation of Sheriff Scott Israel.

Consider; the Parkland shooting has been one of the few success stories from the media/democrat left in the last several months. it has been an event that has allow them to drive the narrative as they once did regularly, put spokespeople forward despite astounding and, to some degree, understandable ignorance, are tough to counter due to their legitimate victims status.

Even more importantly while their Town Hall will likely backfire spectacularly come election day, particularly in district where they can’t afford to energize voters who “cling to their guns and bibles” the measure of this success has been their ability to persuade companies that should know better to take steps detrimental to their bottom line for the sake of virtue signaling their opposition to the NRA without reckoning the price (Delta didn’t need that tax breaks  anyway) and alas for Dick’s Sporting Goods there are plenty of small gun shops that will be delighted to take they business you leave behind.

The premise of all of this success is their ability to falsely blame the NRA for the Parkland shooting and to spook pols living in the bubble and people in charge of social media at corporations who are apparently terrified of tweets.

The Moment the Sheriff resigns the game changes.

That would be a public acknowledgement that not only was the NRA NOT responsible for the Parkland killings but that this same sheriff who proudly went on CNN to denounce conservatives and the NRA to become a “resistance” hero failed to do his job both before and during the attack on Parkland school and the result was a bunch of dead kids.

Even worse it would undermine the message of the Democrats that only police can be trusted with firearms, after all, what’s the point of trusting police to protect you if they aren’t willing to engage?

And of course such a change would be disaster for the Harvey Weinstein left in Hollywood, this has been their chance to try and regain their moral authority in the wake of the METOO scandals.  Perhaps Harvey was too toxic to play the anti-NRA card, but plenty of celebs not as toxic who would love the public to forget their silence on Weinstein by virtue signaling on the NRA.

Finally while media has had little trouble disappearing James Hodgkinson, the Bernie Sanders volunteer and Rachel Maddow fan whose attempt to slaughter a chunk almost took the life of Steve Scalsie (R-LA) down the memory hole,  it will be almost impossible to do so with Sheriff Israel when that same left thrust the Democrat Sheriff to the forefront before the details of his incompetence and his department’s apparent cowardice became plain.

The Media/Democrat/Harvey Weinstein Left simply can’t afford to let that narrative change.

So I predict that no matter what the surveillance tapes show, no matter what new facts come out, no matter how arrogant he comes across on CNN and no matter how many people are endangered Sheriff Scott Israel will remain where he is until the voters of Broward County choose to remove him and the news of his departure can be just one more election result reported on a cold November night.


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I spoke to Kira Innis on the first day of CPAC 2018 at the Gaylord National Harbor

As I sat and interviewed her old friend Erik Svane of the blog ¡No Pasarán! took my other camera and filmed the two of us as I did the interview, so you get to see how it’s done.

Of course there is no such thing as too many different angles of Kira Innis


DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story (blogged) so far:

Wednesday Feb 20

Voices at CPAC 2018 Kira Innis (Two Angles)

Monday Feb 26th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Greg Penglis of WEBY 1330 Radio

Sunday Feb 25th

CPAC 2018 Dutch Kitchen Cannoli Sicilian from Brooklyn Approved

Saturday Feb 24th

CPAC 2018 / Don’t give a VUK Meet the Voter the Media Narrative says Does Exist

Friday Feb 23rd

Voices at CPAC 2018 Senator Ted Cruz Answers Two Question for DaTechGuy

Thurs Feb 22nd

We Interrupt CPAC 2018 for CNN and their Gun Control Galaxy Quest Moment
Voices of CPAC 2018: Ron from PA

Wed Feb. 21st

Voices at CPAC 2018 Vicki from Minnesota

Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Educators We talk Students and Math

DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The Calm Before the Storm and What I’ll be Asking

If you don’t want to wait or my blog posts to see my interviews my youtube channel is here.

Full CPAC 2017 list (for those who feel nostalgic) is here

A reminder I have copies of my Book Hail Mary the perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer available at CPAC with me, price $7 and I will happily sign them for you.

Or you can just order it on Amazon


If you’d like to continue to support independent journalism, help defray the $140 a month extra I’ll need for my new hosting site) and think my CPAC 2018 reporting is worthwhile please consider hitting DaTipJar here.



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Finally might I suggest my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.