A lot happening on DaTechGuy on DaRadio today on the Money Matters Radio Network and FTR Radio nationally at Noon EST today today.

In the first hour we welcome Bill Jacobson the founder of the blog Legal Insurrection who will talk about the ASA boycott of Israel and how he and others have made it into a turning point in the attempt to stigmatize support for the Jewish state.

In the 2nd hour Da Magnificent Panel will join Joe Mangiacotti & I to talk the issues in the news this week and this weekend.  The panel this week is:

Gary Goldman from WCRN’s Business Politics & Lifestyle

Smitty from the blog The Other McCain

and in the Bob Beckel liberal chair Mike Hummell  Union activist & Daily Kos diarist

You can be a part of the show too by calling 888-9-Fedora and as always you have multiple options to hear the show:

on FTR Radio

on our Tune-in Stream for the Money Matters Radio Network

And of course there are the terrestrial stations

WBNW Concord Ma 1120 AM FLAGSHIP

WPLM 1390 AM Plymouth MA

WESO 970 AM Southbridge MA

(and on the Terrestrial stations the replay is 11 PM EST tonight)

Join us, you’ll  learn something and we’ll have fun.

There is a lot for DaTechGuy to do on the 11th Day of Christmas.

First we get up early and head down to Worcester to appear on Mike Wade’s show Conservatively Speaking on AM 830 WCRN. The show runs 6-9 AM you’ll find me in the 8 O’Clock hour (listen live here)

From there I stay right where I am and join Gary Goldman on his show Business Politics & Lifestyles from 9-10 talking the Fabulous 50 blog award for Most innovative Blogger

Winner - 2013 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

…and of course the news of the weekend.

And because as anyone knows I like to talk from there I get in DaCar and head over to the WBNW studios in Needham for DaTechGuy on DaRadio from Noon till 2.

No guest the first hour, I’ve got a lot on my mind so we’ll just chat about it (along with your calls at 888-9-fedora) and in the 2nd hour the Magnificent Panel with join in with Joe Mangiacotti & Chip Jones in the studio Mike Hummell in the Bob Beckel memorial liberal chair and old friend Barbara Espinosa of Hair on Fire calling in from Arizona.

Listen in live on FTR Radio

or via our Tune-in Stream for the Money Matters Radio Network

And of course there are the terrestrial stations

WBNW Concord Ma 1120 AM FLAGSHIP

WPLM 1390 AM Plymouth MA

WESO 970 AM Southbridge MA

It will be quite a show and you’ll not want to miss it.



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Hey if you want one more blast from 2013 I suggest catching Sara Marie Brenner from the First Hour of DaTechGuy on DaRadio:

You can listen to an excellent clip with Sara, Joe Mangiacotti, Tom Wesley & me here

And if you want the Panel with Joe, Tom & Ray Hanna from Act for America Boston you can hear that here.

This week BTW in addition to my own show you’ll want to be tuning into my old station WCRN as I’ll be a guest on Conservatively Speaking with Mike Wade on WCRN AM 830 in the 8 AM hour and also Gary Goldman’s guest on Business Politics & Lifestyle from 9-10 on the same station.

Then at Noon on the Money Matters Radio Network & FTR Radio It’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio Confirmed for the Panel this week Mike Hummell the Blue Barnstormer & old friend Barbara Espinosa from the American Freedom Blog.

It will be fun

It’s Christmas Day I wish all of my readers and their families a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

In the spirit of the Season if you didn’t hear this week’s DaTechguy on DaRadio with Daniel Reilly Bishop Emeritus of Worcester you can hear it here.

And of course if you want even more Christmas Religious stuff you can hear DaMagnificent Panel with Rosemary Reynolds, Little Miss Attila, The Anchoress and Dominic Nanni and of course Joe Mangiacotti & Me, here.


If you missed this week’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio this Saturday and our first hour comparing the situation in Lunenburg and Nelson Mandela plus my argument that we should be playing the Mandela card on the left click here.

If you missed our panel with Janet Aldrich, Dominic Nanni, Juliette (Baldilocks) Ochieng and Joe Mangiacotti, then click here.

Remember each week our panel recommends stories for the week, here is what they brought up:

Joe said we should look out for the results of the NSA panel due out the 15th here is a story from last month on it:

Working in secret like the programs they’re reviewing, five men with high-level security clearances and ties to President Barack Obama will soon deliver a report that’s likely to reshape U.S. government surveillance.

Must admit I wasn’t up on it

Juliette talked about education in California, this story is one that’s getting no press:

More attention must be paid to the California State University system and to the state’s community colleges if California is going to produce the educated workers its economy needs, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says in a report set to be issued Tuesday.

The report commissioned by Newsom argues that the state is losing its place as a national leader in higher education.

One guess what the solution will be.

Dominic Nanni talked about the sale of the public art collection:

A federal judge ruled Dec. 3 that Detroit met the conditions for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Now a question that’s been simmering for months is coming to a boil: Should the Detroit Institute of Arts – one of the country’s finest art museums and perhaps the city’s greatest cultural asset – sell some or all of its collection to satisfy creditors?

I’m not a big fan of that idea, you can only sell it once and you can’t replace it and it won’t cover the debt.

Janet story is from Free-Press.net

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s FISA Improvements Act1 would give the NSA even more authority to monitor our phone calls, text messages and every online move.2

It’s an awful piece of legislation and it must be stopped.

It’s very hard to get freedoms back once lost

And my story is about an interesting lack of memory at the IRS:

The top lawyer for the IRS in the midst of the congressional investigation swirling around the nation’s tax collectors and their admitted targeting of the Tea Party, has responded to a written inquiry, and managed to claim ignorance on 80 different responses, as reported by The Daily Mail of London, England on Dec. 4, 2013.

The willingness of the left to pretend this is no big deal is simply astounding.

Remember don’t miss this week’s show and on the 21st we have our annual Christmas Show with Bishop Reilly

Penny: Is anyone gonna tell me what’s going on?

10th Doctor: What, you’re a journalist?

Penny: Yes.

10th Doctor: Well, make it up!

Doctor Who: Partners in Crime 2008


General Staal:Hah! The planet is going nuclear! I admire them. The bravery of idiots is bravery nonetheless.

Doctor Who: The Poison Key 2008

Today Doctor Who celebrates’ it’s 50th anniversary and  on DaTechGuy on DaRadio I complete my 3rd year on the Radio, and the first day of our new Post Nuclear Political world

We’ll be talking the whys and wherefores of the Nuclear Option in the Senate, how it is meant to be a distraction from the ship crashing and burning and the how the republicans should handle it and the Reporter/Master race.

In the Second Hour it’s DaTechGuy’s Panel with Fausta of My Magnificent Seven, old Friend Chip Jones, Joe back in the Studio with me and in the Bob Beckel Chair  Mike Hummell the Blue Barnstormer.

It will be  a lot of fun and I hope to see you there

You can join the conversation at 888-9-fedora.

Listen in live on FTR Radio

or via our Tune-in Stream for the Money Matters Radio Network

And of course there are the terrestrial stations

WBNW Concord Ma 1120 AM FLAGSHIP

WPLM 1390 AM Plymouth MA

WESO 970 AM Southbridge MA

And the moment it is done, I’m going to jump into my car and somehow manage to go from Needham to Fitchburg in 45 min.  So if you are  a driver on 128 north or 2 west, please get out of the way, and if you are a State Policeman …I’d request mercy after all it only happens once every 50 years.


I haven’t done a new Saturday Diner in a while. Today we do the Broadway in Worcester Mass.

It sits the canal section of the city.

The Broadway is open for Breakfast lunch and dinner and holds about 80.

I was there before my show with Joe Mangiacotti of Out with Joe

You can find his dining out show Sunday’s at noon on WROL Boston.

Note that along with some interesting specials (prime ribs and eggs for example) including breakfast cocktail selections available.

Although I know Joe likes Eggs Benedict he decided to go with the Banjo ham and eggs special from the board:

I had the eggs over easy and sausage

What stood out to me was the toast, the bread was thick and tasty. Joe, a frequent guest at the Broadway, informed me it came from a local bakery. They as an all day establishment do accept plastic, the Broadway does. It’s also worth noting that Joe pointed out a collection of restaurants and watering holes opening in the area which seems to be an up and coming one for Worcester.

One final thing the Broadway is located at Kaplan square named for Sgt Harold Kaplan who died in England during World War 2.

We tend to walk by these memorials too quickly. After you enjoy your breakfast or lunch at the Broadway make sure you take a moment to look at the memorial stone and remember Sgt. Kaplan and the folks like him who never came home.


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Wednesday I stopped down at the Five and Diner in Worcester Mass

Five and Diner Worcester

The Place is full retro including the full-sized Juke Box:

and the individual ones at each table

Booth Juke Boxes

I spoke to the General Manager and Head Chef

Who were kind enough to sit for an interview
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