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Posted by Bruce Carroll at 5:40 pm - January 7, 2013.
Filed under: Match Game Monday Night,Radio & Podcasts



TONIGHT, AT 9PM EASTERN at The 405 Radio Network, the newest conservative radio sensation continues. And this one is fun, unrehearsed, unpredictible, irreverent, and possibly non-sober!

Our panel of stars for the JANUARY 7TH SHOW:


Host of “The Right Hook” on FTR RadioJohn Brodigan

From – Mary Chastain (@MaryClimer)


From The WMAL Morning Show and Breitbart News Network Larry O’Connor

From the Conservative Daily News, Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl)

PJTV’s @VodkaPundit, Stephen Green

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And from Ace of Spades H-Q, blogger Gabriel Malor

Your host for Match Game Monday Night….
@GayPatriot – Bruce Carroll

If you would like to be one of the actual contestants for future shows, please email me at bruce -at-

Top Grand Prize of $50 iTunes card if you win the SuperMatch!

Tune in to The 405 Radio Network at 9:00PM Eastern Time – MONDAY, JANUARY 7th for Match Game Monday Night (#MGMN)

Log Cabin: Only gay group with guts to oppose Hagel?

A few weeks ago, Bruce reported that at least one gay group was knuckling under to pressure from Washington Democrats to accept former Senator Chuck Hagel’s apology for anti-gay remarks he made in 1998.  Do wonder how readily this group would have been to accept a real Republican’s change of heart.

Today, President Obama announced that he intends to appoint Mr. Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Despite the eagerness of gay groups to approve of Mr. Obama’s appointment, “the target of the 1998 slur, leading gay philanthropist James Hormel, told” the Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent last month that

. . . he never received an apology from Hagel himself, questioned the sincerity of the apology, and said the incident should still raise questions about whether Hagel is the right man to oversee the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell.

“I have not received an apology,” Hormel, who is a major figure in Democratic politics, told me. “I thought this so-called apology, which I haven’t received, but which was made public, had the air of being a defensive move on his part.” Hormel added that the apology appeared to have been given “only in service of his attempt to get the nomination.”

Well, while most gay groups seem more interested in pleasing Mr. Obama than in standing up for gay Americans, at least one gay organization is taking issue with the Hagel appointment.  Log Cabin

. . . called former senator Chuck Hagel’s (R) apology for his past statements on gay rights “too little, too late” in a full page ad in Monday’s Washington Post.

The ad appears the same day President Obama plans to announce Hagel as his nominee for defense secretary.

The Log Cabin Republicans announced their opposition to Hagel and ran a similar ad in the New York Times last month.

(Via Jennifer Rubin.)  Kudos, Clarke Log Cabin.

UPDATE: Just learned that Clarke Cooper is no longer head of Log Cabin, thus is not responsible for this release.

Journalists incredulous that Obamacare means higher health care costs

I found myself laughing last night when watching a report on a local newscast about the rising cost of health care despite the passage of the “Affordable” Care Act.  Perhaps, it would have sounded differently had I heard the newcaster’s voice instead of reading the closed captioning.  (Again I caught the news while doing cardio.)

I laughed because the individual reporting a story seemed incredulous that a government program designed to reduce cost had actual led to the increase.   Might have been nice had the journalist had some economics education, an education where they studied not just abstract theories as articulated by astute economists, but the real-world results of increases in government regulation.  He would then have known that enterprises pass the cost of increased regulations onto their customers.

In commenting on a New York Times article on rising health insurance rates, Glenn Reynolds asked in a seemingly rhetorical tone, “Who could have seen this coming?”  Who indeed.  Will be interesting to see just how many conservative bloggers, pundits and public figures predicted this.  And how many liberal pundits and Democrat politicians assured that such “right-wingers” were talking nonsense.

Interesting also to speculate whether the local reporters in Los Angeles would have picked up on this story had the New York Times not covered it.

Introducing ILoveCapitalism–a new occasional blogger

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:05 am - January 7, 2013.
Filed under: Blogging,Economy

Because his posts have proven popular among our readers, Bruce and I have decided to invite our frequent contributor, ILoveCapitalism, to join us as an occasional blogger.  He’ll be posting from time to time.  His economic insight and free-market perspective should prove invaluable to our fans — and our critics.

Brunch with Dan in Miami on January 20

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:01 am - January 7, 2013.
Filed under: Blogging,Travel

I will be in Miami for meetings at the end of next week and should have some time about mid-day on Sunday, the 20th (the mid-way point of a failed presidency) for a brunch with readers.

Drop me a note if you’d like to join us.