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  • 01:13

    GOP PRIMARY 2016: WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER GUYS?

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT AT 9 ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WE WILL AGAIN ENTER THE FRAY AMONG REPUBLICANS AS THE MOST ACTIVE PHASE OF THE PRIMARY SEASON NEARS ITS START.


    THINGS ARE GETTING VERY "ROUGH AND TUMBLE" AS THE IOWA CAUCUSES CLOSE IN WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES SOON TO FOLLOW. EVERYONE KNEW THAT SOONER OR LATER DONALD TRUMP WOULD GO ON ATTACK MODE AND TED CRUZ HAS RESPONDED VALIANTLY AND OPENED THE DOOR TO SOME QUESTIONS. BUT SINCE "THE DONALD" HAS TAKEN MOST OF THE "AIR OUT OF THE ROOM" AS HE USUALLY DOES, TONIGHT WE WILL TALK ABOUT CRUZ AND THE OTHER HIGHER RATED CHALLENGERS.  WHAT ARE THEIR CHANCES AND WHAT ISSUES CAN THEY BRING UP, IF ANY, WHICH CAN EFFECTIVELY RAISE THEIR STANDING?  FOR CRUZ IN PARTICULAR, THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE CRITICAL IF HE IS TO MAKE A MOVE.


    WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF CALLING THIS A TWO MAN RACE.  ONLY RUBIO OF THE REMAINING SEEMS TO HAVE MUCH OF A CHANCE ALTHOUGH JOHN KASICH HAS SHOWN SOME LIFE IN IOWA AND JEB, WELL, HE AT LEAST SAYS HE IS MOVING AND HIS RINO SUPPORTERS HAVEN'T GIVEN UP YET.  HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME WITH MY REGULAR GUEST, MARK COLLIER, AS WE TRY AND SORT THINGS OUT.  AND, AS ALWAYS, THE SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND UPON ITS LIVE CONCLUSION.

  • 01:52

    HILLARY CLINTON WINS NEW YORK PRIMARY

    in Elections

    Hillary clinton wins the primary in New York. Whats next? What will Bernie need to do and should Bernie drop out . lets discuss the delegates and how they will play out and who will win the next states. Is it even possible Bernie to do anything because his numbers don't add for a victory.

  • 02:01

    1DimitriRadio: Pennsylvania GOP primary fixed worse than state lottery?

    in News

    Dimitri’s Opening Monologue 
    (at the intersection of Freedom & Fun™ from the LifePedigree.com studio)


    The show is simulcast 9pm ET weekdays!


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    The Pennsylvania GOP primary is like the state lottery scandal of a few years ago. The fix is in and Donald Trump is right about the deck being stacked in favor of the state party bosses. Political activist Bob Guzzardi understands state politics like few other guests. We are scheduled to speak with him at 9:30pm ET today. We also will mock Patriots QB Tom Brady about Deflate-gate, because, well ... why not?


    First Segment
    A very special guest (and a very special person) whose students have killed people! Jo Ann Skousen teaches literature and writing at Sing Sing Correctional Facility (a nasty prison), where she has encountered some of the finest students of her teaching career (and where the graduate parolees have a recidivism rate of less than 2%). Many are murders. She is the featured professor in the documentary Zero Percent about Sing Sing’s college program (zeropercentfilm.com)

  • 00:47

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: #NEVER TRUMP OR #NEVER CRUZ = HILLARY, GUARANTEED

    in Lifestyle

    IT'S CRUNCH TIME IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WITH THE TOP TWO CANDIDATES, DONALD TRUMP, THE LEADER, AND TED CRUZ, STILL COMPETITIVE, GOING AT IT HOT AND HEAVY AS IS NORMAL IN POLITICS. BUT NEVER BEFORE HAS THE ANIMOSITY BETWEEN SUPPORTERS BEEN QUITE SO INTENSE AND ACTUALLY HATEFUL. SOCIAL MEDIA IS BRIMMING WITH SARCASM AND SOMETHING FAR BEYOND SNARK, AND THE HASH TAG #NEVER WITH THE OPPOSITION ATTACHED IS EVERYWHERE.  NOW I'VE LOST SOCIAL MEDIA "FRIENDS" OVER THIS SINCE I FAVOR TRUMP BUT HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT IF CRUZ IS THE WINNER I'LL SUPPORT HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY. UNFORTUNATELY, IT APPEARS THAT MILLIONS OUT THERE AREN'T WILLING TO FORGIVE AND FORGET WHEN THE BATTLE IS DONE AND IF THAT PLAYS OUT WE'LL BE GUARANTEED THE ELECTION OF HILLARY CLINTON, AN IDEOLOGUE WHO COULD VERY WELL PROVE TO BE MUCH MORE DAMAGING TO THE COUNTRY THAN OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT.  AND THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT, THE ONES WHO CREATED THE CURRENT PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, WOULD LIKELY BE PLEASED IF HILLARY IS ELECTED OVER EITHER TRUMP OR CRUZ. THEY, AFTER ALL, HAVE SHOWN REPEATEDLY THAT THE ONLY THING OF IMPORTANCE TO THE THEM IS MAINTAINING THEIR POSITIONS IN WASHINGTON.


    WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF REPUBLICAN AFFAIRS TOMORROW EVENING ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE AND I'M SURE THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR POSITION BUT I'M HOPING ENOUGH WILL TO AVOID A TOTAL CATASTROPHE TO THIS GREAT LAND. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT IF HILLARY IS ELECTED, THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM UNDER A CONSTITUTION IS GONE.  I DON'T THINK WE'LL GET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. SO VIGOROUS SUPPORT OF YOUR CANDIDATE IS HEALTHY, BUT WHEN IT'S SAID AND DONE IF THE NATION SLIPS INTO FOUR MORE YEARS, WE'LL ONLY HAVE OURSELVES TO BLAME IF WE CAN'T PULL THINGS TOGETHER.  I HOPE YOU'LL LISTEN IN AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • 00:42

    WELCOME TO THE "PORT" OF FLORIDA. REALLY?

    in Lifestyle

    HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAS ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR.  AMONG HIS OTHER "DREAMS" IS HIS PLAN TO TURN FLORIDA INTO A MEGA-PORT FOR OCEAN SHIPPING TO AND FROM THE ORIENT.  HE THINKS THE OPENING OF THE WIDER PANAMA CANAL WILL MAKE THIS A CINCH AND WANTS TO HANDLE THE HUGE NEW CLASS OF PANAMAX SHIPS, INCLUDING POST-PANAMAX AND NEW PANAMAX AT HIS PORTS, INCLUDING JACKSONVILLE AND TAMPA.  IT IS A MAJOR COMPONENT OF HIS REASONING FOR BUILDING A NEW HIGHWAY NETWORK BETWEEN TAMPA AND JACKSONVILLE.


    A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROBLEMS, HOWEVER, STAND IN HIS WAY. FOREMOST AND OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN IS THE HUGE DOWNTURN OF ASIAN OCEAN GOING SHIPMENTS. CHINA'S INDICES FOR EVALUATING OCEAN SHIPPING HIT A NEW LOW YESTERDAY, THE LOWEST IT HAS EVER BEEN SINCE CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING VOLUME MEASUREMENT WAS DEVELOPED.  AND THIS MEANS THAT THE REVENUE IS REALLY NOT THERE TO CREATE NEW PORTS OF CALL; IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN FULL CAPACITY AT EXISTING PORTS AS WELL.  AND EQUALLY IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT NEITHER JACKSONVILLE OR TAMPA IS CAPABLE OF PORT ENTRY BY THE HUGE NEW SHIPS.  TAMPA ADMITS IT WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE REALLY BIG VESSELS AND JACKSONVILLE'S ENTRY VIA THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WILL REQUIRE MAJOR DREDGING, DREDGING FOR WHICH THERE IS NO FUNDING AVAILABLE.  OTHER PORTS HAVE PROBLEMS AS WELL AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE OVERALL PICTURE TOMORROW AT 10 A.M.


    CAN FLORIDA AFFORD THE PRICE FOR AN END RESULT THAT IS LIKELY NOT EVEN REALISTIC? AND DOES THE GOVERNOR EXPECT THE TAXPAYERS TO ASSUME THE HEAVY RISK OF PROJECTS THAT ARE HIGHLY SUSPECT FROM THE OUTSET?  WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US WEDNESDAY MORNING ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE.  

  • 01:15

    NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE: IS IT THE "TRUMP TRAIN" VS THE CRUZ-KASICH CABAL?

    in Lifestyle

    THURSDAY ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER WE'LL ONCE AGAIN TALK REPUBLICAN POLITICS. MY REGULAR GUEST MARK COLLIER WILL JOIN ME AS WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND IFTHE UNLIKELY ALLIANCE BETWEEN TED CRUZ AND JOHN KASICH IS REAL AND POSSIBLY A GAME CHANGER OR IS IT ALREADY FIZZLING.  DONALD TRUMP, OF COURSE, HAD A BIG NIGHT TUESDAY IN THE NORTHEAST, SWEEPING ALL FIVE PRIMARY CONTESTS BY HUGE MARGINS.  BUT THE NEXT BIG TEST COMES UP NEXT TUESDAY IN INDIANA, A MUST WIN STATE FOR CRUZ BUT POLLS CURRENTLY SHOW TRUMP AHEAD.  AND WHILE AFTER ESTABLISHING A QUESTIONABLE RELATIONSHIP WITH CRUZ, KASICH THEN SAID THAT HE WOULD STILL ASK HIS VOTERS IN THE HOOSIER STATE TO VOTE FOR HIM ANYWAY. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?  BUT AFTER ALL IT'S THE WORLD OF POLITICS, FOLKS, IN A VERY UNUSUAL YEAR SO DON'T BE SURPRISED AT ANYTHING THAT COULD HAPPEN. AND WHATEVER THE END GAME, LIBERTY LOVERS OF ALL PERSUASIONS NEED TO COME TOGETHER IN THE END TO INSURE THAT HILLARY CLINTON DOES NOT BECOME PRESIDENT.  MORE TAXES, LESS FREEDOM AND EDICTS FROM A MORALLY BANKRUPT PRESIDENT WOULD BE THE END RESULT.  WE AS A NATION LIKELY CAN'T SURVIVE MORE OF WHAT WE'VE HAD FOR MUCH OF THE LAST GENERATION. THIS WE ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND. THE SHOW GOES LIVE AT 10 AM AND THEN WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.

  • 02:01

    Niger Innis on the GOP Primary Season

    in Politics Conservative

    Tea Party Forward Chairman Niger Innis joins me live to talk about the race to the GOP nomination, and an interesting situation involving House Leader Kevin McCarthy. Most conservatives agree that illegal immigration is major issue in America. Retired Maj. General Paul Vallely will be here along with AmericaWorking.org founder Burt Keefer to discuss the facts you're not getting from the MSM. Of course we'll have all the latest political news as well. Tune in Saturday at Noon ET, or listen to the archive at your convenience here.


    The Don Smith Show “where it’s ok to be a conservative,” brings you the most in-depth coverage of all the latest political news. While the liberal media currently dominates the airwaves, now there's an alternative. Listen to The Don Smith Show every Saturday at Noon ET to hear great interviews with people like Donald Trump, Ted Nugent, Dinesh D'Souza, Col. Allen West, Charlie Daniels, Gov. Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson, Chuck Woolery, Ben Shapiro, Jon Voight, Deneen Borelli, NRA President Jim Porter, Victoria Jackson, and many more leading conservative voices.


    Don Smith is a veteran of the US Navy, today he hosts the "Don Smith Show" every Saturday at Noon ET. He is also the President of ACS Public Relations firm, handling some of the top conservative personalities in America. Tune in every Saturday at Noon ET for all the latest conservative news.

  • 01:11

    A NORTH FLORIDA WRITER WARNING: BEWARE OF THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT!

    in Lifestyle

    TED CRUZ WINS IN WISCONSIN AND SETS DONALD TRUMP BACK A BIT, YET THE RACE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IS FAR FROM OVER. REGARDLESS OF YOUR FAVORITE, THE SENATOR IS TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR A WELL ORGANIZED PRIMARY WIN. AND NOW WHAT SHOULD CONCERN US MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISMENT IS UP TO. SINCE WE KNOW THAT THEY DON'T LIKE EITHER OF THE TWO LEADERS IN THE RACE, ARE THEY SETTING UP A DOUBLE CROSS, ARE THEY COOPTING A CANDIDATE, OR IS THEIR EVEN SOMETHING MORE DEVIOUS COMING UP?  AFTER ALL, NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID TO YOUNG CHRIS MCDANIEL IN MISSISSIPPI IN 2014 AND THAT WAS JUST A SENATE SEAT.  A BRIGHT YOUNG MAN WAS SMEARED BY THE PARTY THAT HE HAD SUPPORTED SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT A CONSERVATIVE TO REPLACE AGING THAD COCHRAN.  SO NEVER DOUBT WHAT THEY'LL TRY TO DO IN A PRESIDENTIAL RACE WHEN THE TWO LEADERS DO NOT FIT THEIR MOLD OF "GOING ALONG TO GET ALONG".  REGULAR GUEST MARK COLLIER WILL JOIN NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS WE DISCUSS THE UNFOLDING DRAMA  OF THE ELECTION CYCLE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CONSERVATISM. WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR A TIMELY DISCUSSION. 

  • 01:16
  • 02:11

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off in Indy Today for Primary voting

    in Elections

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders how are they different? It has been proven that Bernie Sanders plan would cost middle class America 22 Trillion in Debt. His plan would destroy America's GDP.


    Hillary Clintons Plan is shown to be the best plan for America that would increase wages,Help Teachers and Schools in Education, Build the economy in Indy and other states . This is where Ohio seen the same thing when they debated there. it was clear Hillary Clintons plan would save and create Jobs in Middle class America.


    The math does not add up for the Sanders Camp. The DNC said they will not hold a contested convention.

  • 00:17

    HoCoBOE Primary Results Recap

    in Politics

    I will review the final results of the Howard County Board of Education Primary race in 2016.


    You can view the updated Technology Outreach Reference Card at: https://scotteblog.com/2015/11/04/howard-county-board-of-education-online-outreach-reference-card/

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