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

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There are always some familiar faces at CPAC. If you are a Talk Radio fan from New England or Atlanta you will remember Michael Graham who I covered extensively while he was here and briefly shared a radio station and studio with.

For those of you farther to the south there is Bill Lewis from WSPR Radio 740 in Florida who talks about what his callers are saying

Those callers are a good measure outside of CPAC on what’s going on.

DaTechGuy at CPAC 2017 (all videos not blogged about yet here). Be aware that due to the sheer volume of videos to upload if I interviewed you it might be days before you see it here

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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Today we got the word that Michael Graham will be leaving for Atlanta.

While that’s great news for Pastor George Kelly of my Magnificent Seven  (Who I hope Michael has on his show regularly) it’s really bad news for us around here.

The number of people willing to stand up and be counted on the conservative side of the aisle is already small, and as Michael reveals in his goodbye piece just what a conservative goes through in this state.

I’ve done talk radio in markets large (Washington, D.C.) and small (Charleston, S.C.) for 15 years. But Boston is the only place where I’ve had people actually walk out of a room when I entered, simply because I’m a conservative. It’s the only place I’ve ever had potential advertisers tell me, “I’d like to be on your show, but I’m afraid.”

They’re not afraid of intolerant, right-wing haters, my liberal friends. They’re afraid of {you.}

While I, to my knowledge, have not had the people leaving the room because I’m a conservative (although the fedora & 12 ft scarf have drawn some eyeballs) I can say that trying to sell a political show is hard.  Trying to sell a conservative radio show in a state where even the Republican party spends its time running away from conservatives is  harder.

But try selling an advertiser in that environment when this is going on:

According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.

“I got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ … He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen. Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement cases about applicants who “lied” on their 1024s –saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS,” Lerner wrote in a May 8, 2013 email to former Nikole C. Flax, who was former-Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller’s chief of Staff.

That’s why Michael is heading south.  With the power of government behind them left managed to hold back the Tea Party in 2012 and put the fear of not-god in a lot of folks on the right but fortunately for Michael they haven’t reached the point where they can intimidate people en mass in red states.radio stations. For the rest of us, we’ll keep fighting as best we can.

However Michael is making one miscalculation, his quote above suggest that our friends on the left might feel consider local business intimidated into silence as a source of shame.

On the contrary the idea that the left has cowed those it wishes to intimidate is almost certainly a source of pride and a sign of things to come.for those of us who remain to continue to make the fight.


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Saturday April 23rd on DaTechGuy on DaRadio my guest is John Nolte Editor in Chief of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood and contributor to Andrew’s other sites such as Big Journalism.

We will be talking the Wonkette mess, #trigscrew and the media’s reaction (or non-reaction) to that and the Palin speech.

As always you can listen to us live at the WCRN website, and we welcome your calls at 508-438-0965

and remember you can e-mail your comments to the show here

And remember we have the Wesley and Weston report at 6 a.m. Conservatively speaking at 7 a.m. and Carol Ann Brown at 9 and the now resurgent Red Sox with the pregame starting at 8 p.m. so keep that dial right on WCRN all day Saturday.

Update: Bob Belvedere has been confirmed as a call-in guest for our 2nd hour panel YOWSA!

Oh and don’t forget Next week Join me at Linguini’s Italian Eatery at 1 p.m for a post show lunch and round table featuring YOU.

Update: BTW if you aren’t familiar with the Trig story check out this great piece by Susannah Fleetwood who NAILS it:

Every liberal entertainer, professor and pundit that most liberals respect call Republicans “teabaggers” and “racists”, say horrific things about Sarah Palin, and even spread internet rumors about her son not being hers, or her husband sleeping with her daughter (and yes, Andrew Sullivan and Bill Maher are both mainstream liberal figures–they are not the fringe). Therefore, many of them don’t know anybody who thinks that this is unacceptable behavior, so they assume that “everyone is doing it” or would approve of it.