Our Panel Mike LaChance, Chip Faulkner, Dianna Ploss & Christopher Maider

A week ago today in conjunction with the Worcester Tea Party we held our 2nd Event together at Tang Dynasty Restaurant President Trump a Year in Review and Looking Ahead.

There were some similarities with our first event with Stacy McCain last year, the venue, the fact that both the Worcester Tea Party and Granite Grok recorded the event and that the food was served a little later than expected (about 12:30) which delayed the proceedings and as before once the food was served everyone enjoyed it tremendously which practically guarantees our next event will be at the same spotl

Unlike the last event we had a few people unexpected guests show up.  One of them was Dr. Scott Lively who made a few remarks to the crowd before things got started.

Dr. Lively is going to challenge Charlie Baker from the right for the GOP nomination.

Also speaking was one of the many candidates vying for the nomination to challenge Elizabeth Warren this time around, Heidi Wellman who I interviewed after the event.

I didn’t record the event myself as both WTP and Granite Grok were doing so (and frankly I was too busy with the event itself to bother with that side of it.) As of today only the Granite Grok raw feed is up which I include below. The speeches begin at 12:46

There were some lively exchanges and disagreements on the panel particularly on the subject of the president’s tweets but things flowed very well. We passed out index cards so the crowd could submit questions and it wasn’t long into the event that I went to them. The audience had great questions and it led to a lively and interesting event right to the end at which time Matt O’Brien who did yeoman’s work getting things going gave the closing remarks

Once things were all done came the interviews. First I spoke to Chip Faulkner from Citizens for Limited Taxation.

Chip’s warnings about the latest attempt for the state to try to tax us bear listening to.

Next came Mike LaChance (who some of you might know as Alester from American Glob) who now writes at Legal Insurrection

and we finished up with Dianne Ploss from Ma for Trump and Act For America

Her MA for Trump Christmas party will be tomorrow (it was delayed due to illness in the family but you can still catch it) It’s only $25 which includes a DJ and Chinese food. You can find details for the party here.

It was a good time and a good discussion and as before people left knowing a lot more than when they came.  If you were one of those folks thanks so much for coming.  If you missed it, make sure you show up for our next event.

DaTechGuyblog.com & the Worcester Tea Party presents

President Trump: A Year in Review & Looking Ahead

Join Award Winning blogger Pete DaTechGuy  & the Worcester Tea Party at Tang Dynasty Restaurant Leominster for President Trump A Year in Review & Looking Ahead.

For only $20, mark the anniversary of this administration with our panel to discuss the ups and downs of President Trump Year one and what we might expect to see in year 2.

The day starts at Noon with the Tang Dynasty All you can eat Chinese Buffet brought back specifically for this event!  Feast on an excellent selection of Chinese favorites while enjoying the cash bar and play a little Keno as we talk and mix.

At 1:15 Pete DaTechGuy takes the mic to introduce our panel featuring:

Chip Faulkner:  Of Citizens for Limited Taxation & Host of the Friday Morning Group

Mike LaChance:  Contributor to the National blog Legal Insurrection & editor for AmericanLookout.com

Christopher Maider:  Longtime Host of the Meat and Potatoes Radio show

Dianna Ploss:  President of the Boston Chapter of Act for America

DaTechGuy will  be asking them about what they expected in Trump Year One vs what we got and their take on what we should be expecting in Trump Year Two.

Finally Matt O’Brien of the Worcester Tea Party takes the floor with announcements of upcoming events and items of interest.

It all starts at Noon on Saturday Jan 20th at Tang Dynasty Restaurant 638 North Main Street Rte 12 (Exit 31b off Route 2) Leominster Ma  01453 (snow or shine)

Tickets :   $20 available online through at Eventbrite or save the service change by reserving your tickets through

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OR The Worcester Tea Party wtp@worcesterteaparty.com

After a day of publicity that included Drudge and Fox Legal Insurrection’s Youtube channel is back up

UPDATE: As of approximately 7:30 p.m. on January 13, 2017, our YouTube Channel was restored, though there are still legal battles to come over the videos.

I’m sure the litigation from Professor Jacobson will be quite revealing but there is one thing that we won’t need discovery to know, we are going to see a lot more of this.

From the Banning of Stacy to Milo to others the left’s primary tactic toward power is to hide their actual goals and beliefs from the general public while claiming something else. Thus when a Stacy McCain buys bookshelves full of volumes on feminism and checks out the public web sites of radical feminists and quotes them in context he finds himself banned from twitter. When Milo calls out the left and gives specifics while mocking them he is also banned, and thus when Legal Insurrection reports on the BDS movement and exposes their actual words spoken to the public who are told that they are really all about justice and not about hatred of Jews, thus he is banned.

Nothing defeats the left more than for them to be seen as they are, thus when we expose them saying what they actually think to the world their wrath is incalculable.

We will be seeing a lot more of this since their primary power is now gone

The speakers and the presentations are obviously the meat of the Amplify Choice conference but no less important are the writers / blogger who attended and I spoke to as many as I had time to.

Since there wasn’t a lot free time I struck the lunch ine:

I spoke to Kemberlee Kaye of Legal Insurrection

and Ernesto Cullari

And Will Franklin

We would see him again tomorrow

Once the presentations were over it was time to clear the room for dinner so I packed up as soon as I could and caught managed to talk to Heather Kays

We saw a glimpse of her during the Ben Scafidi interview and she was on the panel of reporters who cover the subject as well (Incidently her piece at Watchdog.org Teachers and tummy tucks: Buffalo’s $5 million bill for cosmetic surgery is a must read.)

and of course old friend and past Magnificent Seven writer AP Dillon

Her going onwards and upwards is the reason why we are interviewing Da Magnificent Prospects

Just before the dinner keynote & managed to grab Fay Anderson

Her point about the safety of charter schools as a motivation for parents was repeated in the keynote and is well made.

And my last interview of the night was James Foytlin

Now some of you might think that these are a lot of interviews, I suspect that if you do so, you’re new to this blog because I still had two more days in Denver to go and you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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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:

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

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

Well not exactly new.

First Riehl World View has become Riehl World News:

While I could go on forever as to the whys and wherefores leading to the many decisions I made along the way to arrive at this particular design configuration, I’ll spare you the rambling and cut to the chase as to how best to read it going forward, if you’re of a mind to do so. In some ways, it’s like having three blogs in one to accomodate three different styles of blogging – each of which I employ most days I am blogging.

Meanwhile William Jacobson has a new blog in addition to his own one called College Insurrection

One of our goals is to give conservative and libertarian student writers a larger platform and audience.

To that end, we will link regularly to college conservative and libertarian publications, listed in the Student Blogroll in the sidebar. If we have missed a publication, send me an email and we will add it.

Additionally, we welcome guest posts from students and faculty at the college and graduate school level, particularly at schools which do not have a separate conservative or libertarian publication. We have implemented a portal in which guest posts can be submitted in the form of a WordPress post. The link is in the sidebar just below my image.

Give both a peek and while you’re at it, I have a friend who could use a hand. If you can help him, it would be appreciated.

Oh and Under the Fedora is now up at The Conservatory, the Minority Report and Conservatively Speaking a peek

BTW have you ever noticed that apologies are never accepted if they come from Republicans. If you are a democrat you can Sexually Harass interns in the White House and remain president, You can have your boyfriend run a call service from your apartment and remain in congress and you can avoid paying the taxes you owe become treasury secretary. The letter D after your name apparently is stronger that the most expensive indulgence that the Catholic church ever sold.

Make sure you check it out.

How on earth could I forget the Fog of Law the new blog by Bridget Fay. Her latest:

McKinsey explains that many employers will offer increased compensation to their employees if their health care plans are dropped; however, such thinking underestimates the ways in which employees undervalue their compensation packages. On the average, employers spend 43 cents on benefits per dollar of payroll; however, employees only value about half of that. (Here is a comprehensive list of the non-payroll costs that employers pay.) Should employers cut back on health insurance, their employees may demand a higher salary – but not high enough to cover their costs.

Don’t miss her.

Did you miss DaTechGuy on DaRadio with Tom Bowler of Libertarian Leanings, Right Wing Granny, Bill Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, and Joy McCain and Dan Collins of the Conservatory is available here.

and remember Next week we will be LIVE at Blogcon with a plethora of bloggers in attendance.

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Today on AM 830 WCRN’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio we give you a show full of bloggy goodness with not one, not two but a full half-dozen bloggers for the day.

We start with Tom Bowler of Libertarian Leanings in the studio who will be providing color commentary and insight throughout the show….

Then Bill Jacobson of Legal Insurrection Joins us for the first half hour to talk about La affare Cain as the MSM would say that has turned out to the story of the invisible women with invisible charges.

At the Bottom of the hour Right Wing Granny joins me in studio to talk a little Jihad, a little murder and a little Ken Timmerman who we covered this week in Massachusetts.

And finally at the top of the house the Owners and operators of that premiere conservative site the Conservatory Dan Collins and Joy (Little Miss Attila) McCann join us for a full rundown of the story’s their covering at one of the finest group blogs on the net.

and of course you have me DaTechGuy bringing it all together.

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If you missed Saturday’s show with William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, worry not it is now available here.

Remember next week is our last “double broadcast” show. both at 10 a.m. to noon at 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Starting March 5th it is only the live 10 a.m. to 12 spot for us.

Today’s show will feature William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection. We will talk about events in Wisconsin and the Sherrod Lawsuit against Breitbart.

And don’t miss our 2nd hour panel as we talk the events of the week.

Remember Conservatively speaking is now on at 7 a.m. too. the fun on WCRN begins at 6 a.m. today and continues right through noon!

You can call in and join the fun at 508-438-0965 and listen live here.

And if you want to keep talking once the show is over I will be at Linguini’s Italian Eatery 350 Boston Post Road West on Route 20 in Marlborough directly after the show (say 12:30 p.m. or so), swing by and join me for the best Italian food in the area.