I had a long sitdown interview with one of the GREAT reporters, Lee Stranahan currently working for Sputnik radio at CPAC 2018

As I said it was very long and done in two parts

There is nothing like dealing with someone who really knows and does his job well and that’s Lee all over. You can find his web site here.

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

Thursday April 5th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Lee Stranahan

Wednesday April 4th
Voices of CPAC 2018 William Hoge of Hogewash
Voices at CPAC 2018 Byron York of the Washington Examiner

Tuesday April 3rd

Voices of CPAC 2018 Erik Svane of ¡No Pasarán!
Voices of CPAC 2018 Gregory Wrighforce Inconvenient Facts

Monday April 2nd
Voices of CPAC 2018 Becky Noble of Politichicks
Voices of CPAC 2018 Andrew Mangioni of the Association of Mature American Citizens

Sunday April 1st
Voices of CPAC 2018 Dave Weigel of the Washington Post
Voices of CPAC 2018 Walking Interview James O’Keefe

Saturday March 31st

Voices of CPAC 2018: Michael from Scotland.
Voices of CPAC 2018 Gina Roberts Log Cabin Republicans San Diego

Friday March 30th

Voices of CPAC 2018 The Great Evan Sayet
Voices of CPAC 2018 MaryAnn after President Trump’s Speech

Thursday March 29th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Kathleen Wepner of Patriot Guardians
Voices of CPAC 2018 William Nardy of Rousa News PLUS the Lone Conservative Kassy Dylan

Wednesday March 28th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Peter from Reno
Voices of CPAC 2018 Tyler from Florida Post Trump Speech

Tuesday March 27th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Ricard from NY post Trump speech
3 Clips of President Trump at CPAC 2018 plus Rachel from VA again

Monday March 26

Voices of CPAC 2018 Jeff Hulbert of Patriot Picket
Voices of CPAC 2018 Adam from NY of the Young Republicans

Sunday March 25

Voices of CPAC 2018 Betina Viviano of the Media group America’s Voice
Voices of CPAC 2018 Susanne Monk of Trump Talk

Saturday March 24th

Voices from CPAC 2018: Tyler

Friday March 23rd

Voices of CPAC 2018 Debra (Nice Deb) Heine

Thursday March 22nd

Voices of CPAC 2018 Traci Belmonte

Wednesday March 21st

Voices of CPAC 2018 Evan of the College Republicans

Tuesday March 20th

Voices from CPAC 2018 Chris from EWTN

Monday March 19th

Voices at CPAC Heather of Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty

Saturday March 17th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Seton Motley of Less Government

Friday March 16th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Leo from MA

Thursday March 15th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Yvonne from Illinois

Wednesday March 14

Voices of CPAC 2018 Kurt Schlichter

Tuesday March 13th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Tony (Don’t call him Anthony) Katz

Monday March 12th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Elizabeth of the Mt. Holyoke College Republicans (Yes you read that right)

Sunday March 11th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Grizzly Joe

Voices of CPAC 2018 Rachel from Virginia

Saturday March 10th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Connor Wolf of Inside Sources

Friday March 9th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Chase from the Houston Young Republicans

Thursday March 8th

Voices at CPAC 2018 Chris from NY Longtime Prolife activist

Saturday March 10th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Connor Wolf of Inside Sources

Friday March 9th

Voices of CPAC 2018 Chase from the Houston Young Republicans

Thursday March 8th

Voices at CPAC 2018 Chris from NY Longtime Prolife activist

Wednesday March 7th

Voices at CPAC 2018 Michael from Liberty University

Tuesday March 6th

Voices at CPAC 2018 Sarah Rumpf

Monday March 5th

Voices from CPAC 2018 Doreen from Michigan
Voices of CPAC 2018 Susan from New Mexico

Sunday March 4th
Voices of CPAC 2018 Myra Adams

Friday March 2nd

Voices of CPAC 2018 John Hawkins and Sierra Marlee

CPAC 2018: Two Men who made a Difference For Me

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

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

Sometimes at CPAC you have to catch people on the Run like I did with Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe

His project Veritas is one of the last bastions of actual journalism being done these days. A second great example comes from one of the last interviews I did at CPAC 2016 before the final midnight court was with Lee Stranahan

Lee is one of the great reporters, if he writes it you can take it to the bank

DaTechGuy at CPAC 2017 (all Youtube videos are here). The last 3 interviews are going on the blog today and tomorrow morning.

Voices at CPAC 2017 Donna Keene, David Keene and Kayne Robinson of the NRA
Voices of CPAC 2017 Naseem & her Mother Salome, Dustin (Sanders supporter) & Charles from WI

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Pastor Greg Young and Cody from MD
Voices at CPAC 2017 Senator Rick Santorum

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Mona Salama & Tyler
Voices of CPAC 2017 Kurt Schlichter and Stephen Kruiser

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Caleb from South florida and Robert Stacy McCain
Voices at CPAC 2017 Rep Josh Moore NH and Micha Pierce from WI and American Majority

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Zaire Ali from MD & Daniel from LA
Voices of CPAC 2017 Michael Graham & Bill Lewis

Voices of CPAC 2017 DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court NIRSA Liberals strike back, Plus Elliott and Adam
Voices of CPAC 2017 Marc Hayden Conservatives vs the Death Penalty & Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation

Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid & Paris Alex pt3 & Izzy and a prayer on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom from NC and Martin & Peyton from Hillsdale College

Voices of CPAC 2017 Kid with Lid and Paris on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Parts 1 & 2
Voices of CPAC 2017 Jen from WA and Jeff from PA

Voices of CPAC 2017 Patrick Howley on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Michelle from PA and Carla from PA

Voices of CPAC 2017 Susan from Dallas , Robert from MD and Donna Marie Fred from Ohio on DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court
Voices of CPAC 2017 Phil from VA and Michelle from VA

Voices at CPAC 2017 Niger Innis and Donald Scoggins at the Roy Innis Luncheon

Voices of CPAC 2017 Amelia Hamilton, Andrew Langer & GOP candidate
Voices of CPAC 2017 Paul, Fawad and the point the left is missing (with Stacy McCain)

Voices of CPAC 2017 Justin & Connor & How DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court Came About (It involves Stacy McCain & Beer)

A Historic CPAC Catholic 1st Exactly when I needed it

Voices at CPAC 2017 Two Rons and a Patricia
Voices of the Cannoli deprived at CPAC 2017 Scottie Neil Hughes
Voices at CPAC 2017 Evan Sayet A Deplorable Mind before and after
DaTechguy Meets Students TBS & Fake news at Donald Trump’s CPAC 2017 Speech
Voices of CPAC 2017 Author Matt Margolis On DaTechGuy’s Midnight Court

Voices of CPAC 2017 Tom Wenzel of EWTN & Alberto Calamaro of Radio Maria
The Media Narrative Hunt at CPAC
Voices of CPAC 2017 Donald Trump Single lines from CPAC speech as he makes them
Voices of CPAC 2017 the Indefatigable Kira Innis

Voices of Cpac 2017 Steve & Shen, Ed Morrissey of Hotair and a Kellyanne Conway Cannoli Story
Voices of CPAC 2017 Radio Row Sharon Angle & Rick Trader Daria Novak & Frank Vernuccio
CPAC 2017 Photos & Brief videos from the Sean Hannity Taping

Voices at CPAC 2017 Advocates: Melissa of Able Americans, Matt of American Majority
Voices at CPAC 2017 Yvonne (from almost #NeverTrump to Evangelical Coordinator) & Michael
Voices of CPAC 2017 Joe on Life behind the Berlin Wall


Voices at CPAC 2017 Liz a Cook County Republican (and Kasich delegate)
CPAC 2017 First Interviews Theresa an Attendee and Rob Eno of Conservative Review

Some Quick pre-cpac video and thoughts

2016 Fabulous 50 Blog Awards

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This weeks’ DaTechGuy on DaRdio talking about Chris Christie and more is now up.

If you wish to hear the first how with John Nolte of Breitbart and Gary Goldman’s commentary on the Minimum wage you can listen to it here.

If you prefer the 2nd hour with the Magnificent Panel including Mary Lotze, Lee Stranahan, Joe Mangiacotta & Maxine Baptiste that’s here.


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Today on DaTechGuy on DaRadio our first hour guest is John Nolte of Breitbart.com

We’ll be talking Christie, the jobs report and if the Christie lane business is just the latest distraction for the press to talk about something other than Obamacare the economy etc etc etc….

In the second hour it’s our Magnificent Panel with

Mary Lotze

Lee Stranahan

and Maxine Baptiste in the Bob Beckel chair

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Did you miss Lee Stranahan on DaTechGuy on DaRadio this week concerning Pigford & his trip to Beirut.

No Worry you can hear the 1st hour (pigford) and the 2nd hour (Pigford + Beirut),

Lee Stranahan is back from Beirut & DaTechGuy has him.

Today on DaTechGuy on DaRadio Lee Stranahan joins us not just for an hour but for 90 minutes.

We’re going to talk Beirut but we’re also going to talk Shirley Sherrod & Pigford and the pro-bono lawsuit to destroy Breitbart’s widow.

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A couple of months ago my lawn-mower broke. Since I hate to take on debt and I knew the expenses of the Maine trip was coming up I decided I’d be waiting till after the Maine bills came in before buying a new one (unless I can find a lawn company who will trade a cut for ads). The end result has been a perfect metaphor on US foreign policy under the Obama Administration.

The first week wasn’t a very big deal the grass was still short from the last mowing and there was really no difference in how the lawn looked before.

As the second week came I started to notice my lawn being higher than the neighbors.

As the 3rd week became the fourth I noticed which parts of the lawn where the grass was growing longer and which parts where it simply stopped growing and took note that if I decide to expand a garden in the future I should target the high growth spots for planting.

By week 5 i could literally drive home and hear crickets in my grass, I would park the car, hear crickets, as I came into the yard they would stop until I reached the deck then they would start-up again.

The state of the lawn has become the new normal, My neighbors who might have been upset haven’t said anything to me and my wife who love a properly mowed lawn has simply resigned herself to the situation as something she doesn’t like but is what it is, other priorities have to trump it for now.

The point being that while neglecting the lawn didn’t show right away once it was neglected long enough eventually it became a problem…

…and that brings us to Barack Obama and Al Qaeda.

On the day of president Obama’s inauguration in the very first months of this blog I linked to a National Review piece concerning George Bush’s place in History as written by several people Roger Simon was the man I quoted:

When the United States was attacked by al-Qaeda on 9/11, every expert in Alpha Centauri solemnly announced that it was only a matter of time—and not much time, either—before the United States was attacked again. Well, here we are some seven and a half years later and, guess what, it hasn’t happened. I know people—you see what low company I keep—who will tell you with a straight face that President Bush had nothing to do with this run of good luck. “Post hoc,” they sniff, “doesn’t necessarily mean propter hoc, and if America has thus far escaped another terrorist attack, there is no reason to think that W had anything to do with it.” No sane person, I submit, really believes that. Deep down, we all know that the reason the United States has not suffered another terrorist attack is the policies formulated by the president in the aftermath of 9/11. Protecting the country from external enemies is the number-one priority of the commander-in-chief. It is for his tireless pursuit of that task that I am eternally grateful to George W. Bush. Thank you.

Consider where we are now.

We are out of Iraq, we are pulling out of Afghanistan as fast as our legs could take us. We have seen the rise of Al Qaeda aligned groups in Libya, Egypt (finally foiled by the people) and Tunisia. We’ve seen the Fort Hood attack that we still officially consider “workplace violence”, the attack in Kenya and most significantly the Benghazi attack killing an American ambassador on the anniversary of 9/11.

How bad is it? Lee Stranahan now in Beirut interviewing Syrian refugees and getting a feel of what is going on has interviewed people who have been driven from their homes who have bluntly stated the forces this president has wanted to support are Al Qaeda:

She’s describing an attack on Christians that the Obama Administration and Republicans like John McCain enabled. It’s even more ominous because it’s part of pattern on the part of President Barack Obama, Senator John McCain and others of backing forces–such as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood–who are clearly targeting Christians.

Christianity in the Middle East is on the verge of being wiped out by Islamic jihadists and the United States government is helping make it happen.

The attack on Maaloula was carried out by U.S. backed rebel forces. It happened concurrently with John Kerry calling the Free Syria Army ‘moderates’ in Senate Testimony. It happened by rebels that appear to have been emboldened by Obama and McCain’s talk of launching missiles against the Assad regime.

In another interview he people about US support for the rebels:

When the Maaloula witnesses was told that U.S Sec. of State John Kerry had referred to the FSA forces as ‘moderate’ in Senate testimony, she closed her eyes, shook her head both and forth and said “No no no no no.”

She said that she didn’t trust the press after seeing their reporting on the situation in Maaloula, which deemphasized the Islamist elements of the attack.

Like my lawn that has grown over several week the President’s neglect of the war on terror for political reasons has reached critical mass, how critical, Stranahan hits it during one of his videos from Beirut called “Syria 101: Why Should I care?:

“We’re seeing the rise again of Al Qaeda in the middle east. And Al Qaeda wants to plant a foothold in Syria and they’ve already done so.”

This is the real wages five years of Barack Obama in the White House and the neglect on the war on terror.  And unlike the neglect of my  lawn there is not a solid date when this neglect will change.

Closing thought: On January 20th 2009 just after noon I wrote the following concerning the brand new Obama presidency:

Starting tomorrow the rubber hits the road we will now see if he can cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a Herring govern.

If he can win the war on terror and turn the economy around he’ll be a winner in my book.

There are still 40 months left to the Obama years, but based on that day one standard and where we are today this president is an abject failure and while that failure on the economy has and will make life harder for Americans costing them money and prosperity, his failure in the war on terror is going to cost lives.

He may not be ashamed & embarrassed by this result but I am

Update: That Stranahan video is one of a bunch he put up yesterday, you can see them all here.


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But today is a new week and a new chance to earn that $305 paycheck, if you decide it’s worth it.


Lee Stranahan in Beirut talks about speaking to a twenty something Christian Refugee in Beirut talking about giving up freedom for stuff

She was the most pro-Assad person however he notes these folks aren’t so much less pro-Assad per-se as they are Anti jihad.

His coverage has been absolutely incredible and if anyone deserves a Breitbart award it’s him.

Update: Hey maybe I should link to his blog where his coverage (but not this video as of right now) is.

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I’ve been all Ted Cruz all the time lately but some first rate blogging/reporting is taking place thousands of miles away as Lee Stranahan works from Beirut. He’s making stories on the plane:

On the plane into Beirut, I sat next to a man named Fadi, a Lebanese native and Maronite Christian who was now living in France. His father had passed away in Lebanon a few months ago and now the family was getting together for a memorial.

We talked about the strikes by the Syrian rebels agains the town of Maaloula that I’ve written about for Breitbart News. I explained how most Americans weren’t really paying much attention to what was going on in Syria until President Barack Obama began to talk about attacking it recently. Fadi asked me:

“The Christians in the United States, do they care about what’s happening to the Christians here?”

Well, that’s the question for Americans, isn’t it? That’s the question for you, really.

In the city

At one point, I was walking on Hamra Street, which is one of the main streets in Beirut for shopping and restaurants when I was approached by some kids with shoeshine buckets. They didn’t speak English at all but I understood them saying ‘Syria’ and pointing to themselves. I don’t know for sure that they are from Syria but I know that’s what they said.

In the cabs:

In this part of our conversation, the cab driver makes a great point about not the hypocrisy of complaining about America and capitalism while reaping the benefits of it. His analogy is about a well of water as an analogy for what America brings to the world. He says if you don’t want to use those things, fine; don’t drink from the well. But he doesn’t understand using those things and at the same time throwing a stone in the well.

And in the Churches:

I planned my Middle East trip with to Sundays in the schedule because I wanted to get some sense of Middle Eastern Christiandom was like. So Sunday morning I dressed up and went to the local church, right by St. George’s Hospital.

And he’s breaking news:

In an exclusive interview with independent American journalist Lee Stranahan, Syrian refugees say the attack on the predominantly Christian village of Maaloula was aided by Muslims living in the town.

The plight of Christians in the Syrian Civil War is a huge story and Lee Stranahan is covering it in person. it’s a story worth following & supporting.

Closing thought: The next time you hear the Kimberlin Crowd hitting Stranahan reread those posts and ask who you trust to report facts.

Last Saturday before the George Zimmerman verdict came out Kerry Picket & Lee Stranahan came on DaTechGuy on DaRadio live from Sanford followed by the Lonely Conservative.

If you missed the show or either of the replays, do not worry, you can listen to it now here.

This weekend Saturday Noon EST on  WESO 970 Southbridge, WPLM 1390 Plymouth, WBNW 1120 Concord & FTR Radio online  I’ll be joined by my friend from the left Mike Hummell who will talk about the return of Twinkies and Movie Director Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg, God & Generals) about his New Movie Copperhead.

And I’ll also be guest hosting on Conservatively Speaking back at my old Haunt WCRN AM 830 from 7-9 talking Trayvon Martin in Miami Dade, one man one vote and Carter Hall’s testimony.

Be there, well OK don’t BE there but listen.