Jerry Doyle Show Topics Covered

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 19, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 19, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Katherine Mangu-Ward, Managing Editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about her latest at the Washington Post: Five myths about healthy eating…
     

    This weekend in The Washington Post, Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward laid out five myths about Americans’ poor eating habits, served with a side of skepticism about the effectiveness of political fixes. Myth number one: We need Michelle Obama to help us make the food deserts bloom:

     

    A study published this year in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the first to measure the impact of access to fresh food on diet, followed 5,000 people for over 15 years and found something surprising: Proximity to a grocery store or supermarket doesn’t increase consumption of healthy food. That suggests that a lack of convenient leafy greens isn’t the problem. Dinner menus are the product of subtle and pervasive food cultures, which can’t be tweaked from the East Wing.

     
     
     

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Rick Geddes, Associate Professor at Cornell University, and an Adjunct Scholar with the American Enterprise Institute.  He is author of Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems Of the U.S. Postal Service joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at RealClearMarkets.com: Reforming the Postal Service For the Internet Age…

     

     

    Washington's antiquated policies, combined with rising internet use, are killing the U.S. Postal Service. Mail volumes are down over 20 percent since their highs in 2006, declines not seen since the Great Depression. First-class mail - by far the Postal Service's most profitable class - is down almost 25 percent since its 2001 peak. The Postal Service expects to lose between $9 and $10 billion this year, and was unable to meet a $5.5 billion payment to the U.S. Treasury due on September 30th, which Congress deferred until November 18th.

    Moreover, the composition of the mail has changed dramatically. About 90 percent of all mail is now business-originated commercial material. The Post Office's original public mission of "binding the nation together" is patently obsolete when people around the world can communicate instantly via the internet, and receive only catalogs and advertisements by mail.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 18, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 18, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Robert Scott Bell, Homeopathic practitioner and talk show host…Live Mon - Fri on NaturalNews.com from 12-2pm EST live 6 days a week joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about new studies that highlight risks of vitamin supplements…

     

    WASHINGTON — New research is prompting a fresh look at the value of vitamin supplements, with some surprising results indicating that taking too many supplements of some could be harmful.

     

    The research is forcing scientists to rethink the use of supplements with antioxidants, which had been seen as beneficial in preventing cancer, heart disease and other ailments.

     

    "Everybody is confused," admitted Toren Finkel, head of the Center for Molecular Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

     
     
     

    Hr. 2~ Phil Kerpen, vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity and the author of the book Democracy Denied (BenBella, in stores now, released today) on Obama’s extreme regulatory agenda joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his new book…

    Jerry Doyle said: “The Obama socialist juggernaut is attempting to ride roughshod over the will of the people, skirt existing laws, and sideswipe the Constitution. In Democracy Denied, Phil Kerpen masterfully articulates the challenges we face, and, most importantly, provides common sense solutions and strategies you need to know.”

    Democracy Denied by Americans for Prosperity vice president Phil Kerpen is a guide to understanding and defeating the radical agenda that President Barack Obama is implementing by unilateral regulatory action through his agencies and czars. Democracy Denied exposes the Obama administration's agenda that disregards the American people, Congress, and the U.S. Constitution--and offers a plan of action to stop it.


    More info: www.DemocracyDenied.org

    Hr. 3~ Dean Clancy, Legislative Counsel and Vice President of Health Care Policy at FreedomWorks joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about an article at the Wall Street Journal: A New Spending Record, Washington had its best year ever in fiscal 2011 and an article at the New York Times: A Tea Party Panel Supports Health Care Law’s Repeal…

     

     

     
     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 17, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 17, 2011
    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Steve Malanga, Author, Senior Editor at City Journal, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and columnist at RealClearMarkets.com joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the Wall Street Journal: How California Drives Away Jobs and Business The Golden State continues to incubate cutting-edge companies in Silicon Valley, but then the successful firms expand elsewhere to avoid the state's tax and other burdens.
     

    California has long been among America's most extensive taxers and regulators of business. But it had assets that seemed to offset its economic disincentives: a sunny climate, a world-class public university system that produced a talented local work force, sturdy infrastructure that often made doing business easier, and a record of spawning innovative companies.

     

    No more. In surveys, executives regularly call California one of the country's most toxic business environments, while the state has become an easy target for economic development officials from other states looking to lure firms away.

     

     

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Laurie Bassi, Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, is the CEO of McBassi &Company, and is the lead author of a new book: Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about her book, and recent unemployment numbers…

     

    Companies shirk taxes while padding profits.
     
    Firms foul the planet but keep raking in revenue.
     
    Reckless greed on Wall Street goes largely unpunished.
     
    More evidence that bad guys finish first in business?
     
    No. A different story is unfolding.
     

    Noted economist Laurie Bassi and her coauthors show that despite the dispiriting headlines, we are entering a more hopeful economic age.

     

    The authors call it the “Worthiness Era.” And in it, the good guys are poised to win. Good Company explains how this new era results from a convergence of forces, ranging from the explosion of online information-sharing to the emergence of the ethical consumer and the arrival of civic-minded Millennials. Across the globe, people are choosing the companies in their lives in the same way they choose the guests they invite into their homes. They are demanding that companies be “good company.”

     
     

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 13, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 13, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Nicole Gelinas, Economist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of the new book: After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington. (now out in paperback) joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about her latest at National Review: Governor Romney and ‘Too Big to Fail’…

     

     

    Mitt Romney won the debate, again. But the former Massachusetts governor’s response on financial bailouts — past and future — was a muddle. Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman asked the question: 

    Governor Romney, it’s 2013, and the European debt crisis has worsened. Countries are defaulting. Europe’s largest banks are on the verge of bankruptcy. Contagion has spread to the U.S. And the global financial system is on the brink. What would you do differently than what President Bush, Henry Paulson, and Ben Bernanke

    did in 2008?

     

    Romney had a terrific opportunity here. He could have said:

    As president, I’ll make sure that what happened in 2008 never has to happen again.

    TARP and other bailouts are not in the past. The bailouts have done incalculable damage to the nation.

     

    Hr. 3~ Joel Gilbert, Writer and Director of “ATOMIC JIHAD; Ahmadinejad’s Coming War For Islamic Revival And Obama’s Politics of Defeat” joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about the news surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran…

     

    The Obama administration on Wednesday sought to reconcile what it said was solid evidence of an Iranian plot to murder Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States with a wave of puzzlement and skepticism from some foreign leaders and outside experts.

    Joel Gilbert takes the announcement by the Obama administration very skeptically because:

    1.  These kinds of plots have been going on for years and are never made public.

    2.  It’s not the MO of the Iranian Revolutionary guards to employ used car dealers or Mexican drug cartels to take care of their business.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 10, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 10, 2011

     

     

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice presidential nominee, Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee and best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts" joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at rootforamerica.com: Why the Politicians, Media, and Experts Are All Wrong About the “Occupy Wall Street Protests” 

     

    "Occupy Wall Street" is becoming the big news story. But the irony is that nobody understands what is truly going on. The media, both political parties, the experts, even the protestors themselves- they've all got it wrong.

     

    Nancy Pelosi thinks these protests are like the Tea Party protests. She couldn’t be more wrong. The Tea Parties are filled with people who have jobs and pay taxes. They want government to stop wasting taxpayer dollars and be

    fiscally responsible. They are against *all *bailouts.  The “Occupy Wall Street” protests are filled with leftist malcontents and rabble rousers. Since the government is bailing out banks and big corporations, they say

    it’s only fair they be bailed out too. They want more money to be stolen from those that earn it, to be redistributed to themselves. They are screaming for their own personal bailout. Big difference, wouldn’t you say?

     
     
     

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Amy Handlin, American Republican Party politician, who serves in the New Jersey General Assembly, where she represents the 13th legislative district joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about her new book: Crony Capitalists in Our Backyards: Who They Are, What They Do and How to Fight Back…

     

    In CRONY CAPITALISTS IN OUR BACKYARD: Who They Are, What They Do and How to Fight Back (October 4, 2011; Broadside, an imprint of HarperCollins; E-Book Original; ISBN 9780062123824), Amy Handlin, a Harvard educated Republican member of New Jersey's General Assembly, reveals that crony capitalism is as much of a  roblem at the state and local level as it is at the federal level. Drawing on her personal experiences, Handlin paints a colorful picture of some of the political insiders who've used their positions of power to advance their own financial interests at the expense of the public welfare and she concludes with a powerful set of practical recommendations that average citizens can undertake to fight crony capitalism in their own back yards.

    Crony capitalists are purveyors of junk...sweetheart deal-makers...and lobbyists for bigger government. They make a living not by selling the best products, but by cultivating political patrons who steer them contracts with no competition. They ingratiate themselves with their enablers by writing outsize campaign checks-and by drawing more gold diggers into the game.

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 6, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 6, 2011

     

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Josh Barro, Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, co-author of "Blueprint for a Better Budget", contributor on National Review Online and realclearmarkets.com joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his piece at NationalReview.com: An Argument Against Taking Occupy Wall Street Seriously…
     

    Yesterday, Reihan wrote that labor unions and groups like MoveOn should hesitate before getting into bed with Occupy Wall Street, given its anarchist roots. Then I went on CBC News to debate a representative of OWS, and came away convinced that Reihan is exactly right.

     

    You should watch the video, partly because it is the most (unintentionally) hilarious TV interview I have ever done. You might say that the OWS rep blathers incoherently, but there are actually two important takeaways from his comments.

     

    One is that, as is typical for OWS, he is unwilling to set out any actual policy goals that the movement wants—except for, and this is a direct quote, “a Glass-Steingold Tax, or whatever that is.”

    The other is that the structure of his comments is broadly anarchistic—he says OWS doesn’t need policies because they will create social change by “building a model society” in Zuccotti Park, where people share food and sleeping pads according to their needs and arrive at decisions through discussion and consensus. I guess the idea is that the American people will give up capitalism once they see how wonderful it is to camp out in a park and dress up like Zombies.

     

     

     

    Hr. 3~ Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about Citizens Against Government Waste new Congressional Ratings… 
     

    Citizens Against Government Waste new Congressional Ratings…  These ratings highlight the voting records of all 535 members of Congress for the last session of Congress in 2010-ranking them based on their votes in the fiscal interest of taxpayers.  Categories include: Hostile, Unfriendly, Lukewarm, Friendly, Taxpayer Hero, and the coveted Taxpayer Super Hero (perfect score).

     

    Only 6 Congressmen and 4 Senators received a perfect score and the Taxpayer Super Hero distinction.   In 2010, there were 144 "Taxpayer Heroes"-62 percent greater than the 89 Taxpayer Heroes of 2009.  30 House Democrats received an abysmal rating of zero in 2010.  That list includes Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.), and House Ways & Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-Mich.). 

     
     
     
     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 5, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 5, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Peter Ferrara, Author, American policy analyst and columnist joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: Newt's New Contract


    As previewed at the last debate, he's delivered a product "far bolder, far deeper, far more profound" than 1994's Contract, not to mention 1980's.

     

    Last week, Newt Gingrich released his 21st Century Contract with America, composed of 10 specific legislative proposals he would enact if elected President. In the 1994 Congressional campaigns, Republicans not only rode Newt's Contract with America proposals to Republican majorities in Congress. They maintained their House majority for 12 years, after Republicans had only held a House majority for 2 of the previous 74 years.

     

    Newt's 21st century contract is similarly a document on which the entire Republican Party can campaign next year, and win a generation of governing majorities.

     

    Hr. 3~ Anthony Randazzo, Director of economic research for Reason Foundation joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at Reason.org: What Do the Wall Street Protestors Want?
     

    Moveon.org sent around an email early this morning praising the recent protests against the financial industry, saying "grassroots groups have shut down banks and held sit-ins to demand that giant banks pay their fair share of taxes, end the foreclosure crisis, and create jobs."

     

    Ridiculous. Great to see that you can protest in the U.S. without getting shot (tear gas and arrests for disobeying police aside). But is that what this group is trying to prove? Those are very strange goals and they don't really make sense. This is just repeating our other work on this issue, but to sum up our critique:

     

    1.             Define "fair share" please, because that is totally an arbitrary term to use. Public banks are owned by people, it turns out, and those people also pay taxes. So first, please explain why people paying taxes twice amounts to something fair. And then provide a very objective answer for what a fair share is. Because when you try to do that, you'll find that you're suggesting that "everyone" should pay their "fair share" and that means the 50% of Americans who do not pay taxes should start to pay something. When did Moveon.org start to borrow Michelle Bachmann's talking points, its not very progressive of a tax theory for them. (I'd also demand a defense of the idea of the income tax period, but that's just piling on a bit.)

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 4, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 4, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Charles Tiefer, University of Baltimore Law Professor, Author and Commissioner of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan joins us at 130 Pacific to give us his insight into his involvement in the Commission…
     

    Panel's War-Waste Records Sealed as Work Ends  By NATHAN HODGE

     

    WASHINGTON—The internal records of a congressionally mandated panel that reported staggering estimates of wasteful U.S. wartime spending will remain sealed to the public until 2031, officials confirmed, as the panel closed its doors on Friday.

     

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan was established by Congress in 2008 and spent three years probing more than $206 billion the U.S. government spent on contracts and grants during a decade of conflict.

     

    In a final, 240-page report issued in late August, the panel estimated that the U.S. had wasted or misspent between $31 billion and $60 billion contracting for services in Iraq and Afghanistan, a finding that spurred calls from lawmakers for reform and better oversight.

     

    The panel ended its work on Friday, in keeping with a statutory "sunset" provision. Clark Irwin, a spokesman for the commission, said the commission's records will remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington for 20 years. "There is sensitive information there," he said.

     

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Oct 3, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Richard Viguerie, of ConservativeHQ.com, Author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about  “GOVERNMENT IS BIGGEST LAW BREAKER” New E-Pamphlet Shows Constitution Has Been Trampled, and How Americans May Reclaim It…

     

    Just in time for Constitution Day, longtime conservative activists Richard A. Viguerie and Mark Fitzgibbons have exposed one of the country’s dirtiest secrets:  Government is the oldest, largest and most pervasive lawbreaker in America.  This is described in stunning detail in the new pamphlet, The Law that Governs Government: Reclaiming the Constitution from Usurpers and Society’s Biggest Law Breaker.  Viguerie and Fitzgibbons are veterans in the war against government lawbreaking, and set forth a timely and comprehensive pamphlet of principles, purpose and proposals for and about constitutional conservatives and the Tea Party (The full 60-page e-pamphlet is available atwww.ReclaimtheConstitution.com at no charge).

     

    “Lawbreaking by government in terms of cost and the number of people victimized is of a scale unmatched by any other organization or group -- leaving nothing as a close second,” write Viguerie and Fitzgibbons.

     

    A major marketing, PR, and advertising campaign is being launched to make the failure of most of our political leaders to follow the Constitution an important issue in the 2012 primaries and general election. To encourage others to get this message out, the e-pamphlet is not copyrighted.

     

    Hr. 3~ Jim Minnery, CPA, former Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) accountant joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan established by Congress in 2008 that spent three years probing more than $206 billion the U.S. government spent on contracts and grants during a decade of conflict.

    Jim has firsthand knowledge of wasteful defense spending… In 2001 he was troubled by what he was seeing and was in trouble for trying to reconcile the money paper trail. Minnery was in a key position to see how the lack of internal controls and the lack of a paper trail cause millions of dollars to be written off without knowing where the money went. He was a CPA who had a 20 year career in the private accounting sector and a former Marine. He joined DFAS and was in its working capital fund group. He found that DFAS was writing off DISA's (Defense Systems Information Agency) cross disbursements (disbursements between agencies) and not matching it with the Treasury books and doing it without documentation.

     

    Minnery was unable to get DFAS to show him the documentation (vouchers) for these write-offs and he was told that the paperwork was "inadvertently" discarded. Minnery went on a two-year mission from 1997 to 1999 to find the vouchers himself. He found that over $400 million was unmatched and that at least $180 million could not be reconciled. This meant that the money was spent and taken off DISA's liabilities without any paper trail on what the money was spent.

     

    His thanks by his DFAS bosses was to be harassed and reassigned. After he had tracked down some of the money, the DFAS office in Pensacola responsible for the documentation of the write-off "solved" the problem by creating a bogus journal entry. Minnery was taken off as team leader, and the problem, according to the bureaucracy, is "solved."

     
     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 30, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 30, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (c4ads.org) joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki and another America-born militant being killed in Yemen early Friday morning by a CIA-led U.S. drone strike.
     

    Fox News has learned that two Predator drones hovering above al-Awlaki's convoy fired the Hellfire missiles which killed the terror leader. According to a senior U.S. official, the operation was carried out by Joint Special Operations Command, under the direction of the CIA.

    President Obama called the strike a major "milestone" in the fight against Al Qaeda and its affiliates. 

    "The death of Awlaki is a major blow to Al Qaeda's most active operational affiliate," Obama said Friday. "He took the lead in planning and directing efforts to murder innocent Americans ... and he repeatedly called on individuals in the United States and around the globe to kill innocent men, women and children to advance a murderous agenda." 

    He said the strike is "further proof that Al Qaeda and its affiliates will find no safe haven anywhere in the world." 

    Al-Awlaki was a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the network's most active branch. He was involved in several terror plots in the United States in recent years, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks. President Obama signed an order in early 2010 making him the first American to be placed on the "kill or capture" list. 

     
    Hr. 3~ John Berlau , Director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs at CEI (Competitive Enterprise Institute) joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at The American Spectator: Debit Durbin…
     

    But also blame Dodd-Frank and pro-retailer Republicans for those new debit card fees -- and job losses.

    Read the headlines -- and your bank statement -- and weep, but don't say TAS didn't warn you.

     

    As I detailed here in February in "Dick Durbin Is Stealing Your Free Checking," thanks to price controls on debit card transactions from the Durbin Amendment of the 2010 Dodd-Frank "financial reform" law, free checking is going the way of the dodo bird. The Durbin price controls on interchange fees -- the so-called "swipe fees" that retailers pay to bank and credit unions that process debit card transactions, go into effect this Saturday, October 1, and are already showing more dire effects than originally predicted.

     

    Not only is free checking disappearing at a rapid pace -- a new Bankrate.com survey detailed in USA Today found that only 45% of non-interest bank checking accounts are free, down from 65% in 2010 and 76% two years ago, and that the average monthly fee for non-interest checking accounts is $4.37, up 75 percent from last year -- but ordinary Americans will soon be hit by new monthly fees for using their debit cards. And new evidence shows that the price controls may be causing thousands of job losses as well.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 29, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 29, 2011

    Jonathan Emord, one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys who has defeated the Food and Drug Administration a remarkable seven times in federal court, joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about the rising costs of healthcare…

     

    His Latest book – “Global Censorship of Health Information” 

    In this book veteran constitutional lawyer Jonathan W. Emord explains the intellectual origins of freedom of speech from the Age of Enlightenment to the founding of the American republic. Today government censorship of health information worldwide relies on the same mechanisms of prior restraint that were used in Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Emord shows this censorship to be a byproduct of government efforts to protect state- sponsored drug monopolies from competition. The protectionism locks out of the market information indispensable to human health to fill the coffers of drug companies and to establish drugs to be the only lawful means to prevent and treat disease when an enormous body of science reveals dietary ingredients to have disease prevention and treatment effects. Convinced that speech freedom and health are lost due to government censorship, Emord explains how litigation and legislation can be used to bring down the barriers and give the public access to information that can save lives.

     

     

     

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Petra Beck, Political Analyst & International Economist, PHD, author of: A Rescue Plan for President Obama: 7 Steps To A Win-Win Economy joins us at 230 Pacific about the economic crisis developing in Europe…
     
    What Would It Take to Save Europe?
     

    Official Washington was gripped last weekend by euphoria, at least briefly, as people attending the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund began to talk about how much money it would take to stabilize the situation in Europe. At least one éminence grise suggested that 1.5 trillion euros should do the trick; others were more inclined to err on the side of caution, and their estimates ran as high as four trillion euros.

     

    This is a lot of money. Germany’s annual gross domestic product is only about 2.5 trillion euros, and the combined G.D.P. of the entire euro zone is about 9.5 trillion euros. The idea is that providing a huge package of financial support would awe the markets into submission –- meaning that people would stop selling their holdings of Italian or Spanish debt, and thus stop pushing up interest rates.

     

    Ideally, investors would also give Greece and Portugal some time to find their way to back to growth.

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 28, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 28, 2011
    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Wayne Jett, Managing principal and chief economist of Classical Capital LLC, a registered investment advisor joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his Book: THE FRUITS OF GRAFT Great Depressions Then and Now…
     

    Americans are badly misled about who and what caused the Great Depression, about fairness of U.S. financial markets and about actual intentions of economic policy. Now the truth is told in a stunning new book by classical economist, Wayne Jett - The Fruits of Graft: Great Depressions Then and Now. With rising unemployment and our own President urging Congress to pass a more than dubious Jobs Bill, it's more important than ever that Americans understand what the historic events of the Great Depression teach us about here and now.

     

    With much of the productive class now failing to prosper, and with currency devaluation and federal spending each proceeding at a worrying pace, every American is searching for insight into the causes. How did the world's only super-power of 1990 morph into the economic basket case America is today - only 20 short years later?

     

     

    Hr. 3~ Ann Marlowe, visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and blogs for World Affairs joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about being in Libya last month and her latest at the Wall Street Journal: The Truth About Who Fights for US…
     

    It should no more be necessary to write this article than to prove that there were Jews killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. And yet the mythology refuses to die. Just last week, two well-educated and well-known writer acquaintances of mine remarked in passing on the "fact" that those who serve in the U.S. military typically have no other career options. America's soldiers, they said, were poor and black.

    They don't mean this to denigrate their service—no, they mean it as a critique of American society, which turns its unemployed into cannon fodder. Especially today with high unemployment, the charge goes, hapless youths we fail to educate are embarking on a one-way trip to Afghanistan.

    These allegations—most frequently leveled at the Army, the military's biggest service and the one with the highest casualty rate—are false.

    In 2008, using data provided by the Defense Department, the Heritage Foundation found that only 11% of enlisted military recruits in 2007 came from the poorest one-fifth, or quintile, of American neighborhoods (as of the 2000 Census), while 25% came from the wealthiest quintile. Heritage reported that "these trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, in which 40% of enrollees come from the wealthiest neighborhoods, a number that has increased substantially over the past four years."

     
     

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 27, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 27, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Nicole Gelinas, Economist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of the new book: After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about her latest at NationalReview.com: Re: Re: Re: Romney Camp: Perry Wants to ‘Dismantle’ Social Security…
     

    Thanks, Andy — and you’re right that the fraud prosecution as the remedy for a Ponzi scheme comes first, and that, therefore, my definition was incomplete.

     

    Yet the fact that Ponzi schemes are so egregious that officialdom’s only remedies are to a) shut them down immediately, b) as you note, prosecute and “incarcerate their designers, often for decades,” and c) use the funds that the scheme collected to make partial restitution, suggests that the analogy between Social Security and a Ponzi scheme is in no way apt.

     

    The solutions are part of the definition of the problem. I’ve never heard of authorities trying to “reform” a Ponzi scheme. The fact that Social Security is salvageable with reform, then, is evidence that it is not a Ponzi scheme.

    Further, another one of the hallmarks of a modern Ponzi scheme is that each victim of the scheme believes that his principal is held in a segregated, individual account, earning a return.

     
     
    Hr. 3~ Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about CIA, Pentagon fight to keep Osama bin Laden death photos secret…

    Photos and videos of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden after he was killed in May in a U.S. military/Central Intelligence Agency raid in Pakistan should not be released publicly because they would reveal military and intelligence secrets and could lead to violence against U.S. personnel, the Obama administration argued in papers filed in federal court in Washington late Monday night.

    The new filings from the Justice Department provide scant details about the imagery, but CIA National Clandestine Service Director John Bennett wrote that the CIA has "52 unique....photographs and/or videorecordings" depicting bin Laden during or after the May operation. Bennett did not break down the tally further, but said all the imagery is classified "TOP SECRET," meaning that disclosure of the material could lead to "exceptionally grave damage" to U.S. national security.

    "All of the responsive records are the product of a highly sensitive, overseas operation that was conducted under the direction of the CIA," Bennett wrote, arguing that disclosure of the information would reveal "intelligence activities and/or methods." He called the photos "gruesome," and said they depict the gunshot wound to bin Laden's head. It is unclear whether his descriptions referred to all the images and videos, or just some of them.

    The motion for summary judgment and supporting declarations ask U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg to rule for the government in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought in May by Judicial Watch. The conservative watchdog group sued the Defense Department after it failed to comply with the group's request for the bin Laden imagery. The suit was broadened in June to name the CIA as a defendant.

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 23, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 23, 2011
    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Jeffrey Lord, editor to the American Spectator and former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan joins us at 1230 Pacific to recap last night’s GOP debate in Florida and his latest at the American Spectator: Rick Perry Loses…
     

    The other week, Perry seemed to score. The new guy, not the caricature he was portrayed to be.

    Tonight, his Achilles heel comes clear. Illegal immigration, specifically in-state tuition.

    Oh my. How in the world is this explainable to American parents who have had to work their fingers to the bone (the polite expression) to pay for their kids' tuition? What, the obvious question will be, is the difference between state-paid tuition… and state paid health care?

    This is rapidly becoming Perry's version of RomneyCare.

    Which brings this back to Michele Bachmann's stellar answer about choosing a running mate who understood what it meant to be a constitutional conservative.

    And a question: Is Newt increasingly seen as the Adult In the Room?

    More to the point: Is Mitt Romney winning the last man standing contest?

    Stay tuned. It's only September, a full 11 months to the winner's date with GOP Convention destiny.

     
    Hr. 2~ Robert Steven Kaplan, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and former vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about all things economy and his book: What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential…
     
    Great leadership is not about having all the answers—it is, more often, about having the courage to ask the critical questions.

    It sometimes seems as though the best leaders are naturally blessed with a knack for having the right answers. These executives appear to have been born with superb instincts, natural charisma, great insight, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to inspire others. They also appear very sure of themselves, as though leading and managing comes quite easily to them.

    The reality is far more complicated. The truth is that successful leaders, no matter how talented, go through periods of confusion and uncertainty—even, on occasion, grasping for answers and feeling fundamentally alone and apprehensive.

    A key difference between those who reach their potential and those who do not is how they deal with these periods of struggle. According to Robert Steven Kaplan, the challenge lies not in avoiding these difficult periods, but in knowing how to step back and ask the right questions—questions that help you gain insight, diagnose problems, regroup, and move forward.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 22, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 22, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Steven Camarota, Director of Research at the Center for immigration studies joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest research at Cis.org: : Who Benefited from Job Growth In Texas?  - A Look at Employment Gains for Immigrants and the Native-Born, 2007 to 2011…

     

    Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) has pointed to job growth in Texas during the current economic downturn as one of his main accomplishments. But analysis of Current Population Survey (CPS) data collected by the Census Bureau show that immigrants (legal and illegal) have been the primary beneficiaries of this growth since 2007, not native-born workers. This is true even though the native-born accounted for the vast majority of growth in the working-age population (age 16 to 65) in Texas. Thus, they should have received the lion’s share of the increase in employment. As a result, the share of working-age natives in Texas holding a job has declined in a manner very similar to the nation a whole.

     

    Among the findings:

     

    Of jobs created in Texas since 2007, 81 percent were taken by newly arrived immigrant workers (legal and illegal).

     

    In terms of numbers, between the second quarter of 2007, right before the recession began, and the second quarter of 2011, total employment in Texas increased by 279,000. Of this, 225,000 jobs went to immigrants (legal and illegal) who arrived in the United States in 2007 or later.

     

    Of newly arrived immigrants who took a job in Texas, 93 percent were not U.S. citizens. Thus government data show that more than three-fourths of net job growth in Texas were taken by newly arrived non-citizens (legal and illegal).

     
     
     

    Hr. 3~ Bill Wilson, ALG President (Americans for Limited Government) joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at GetLiberty.org:

    On Sept. 21, the Federal Reserve announced its latest plan to “[t]o support a stronger economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with the dual mandate”.

    Dubbed Operation Twist after the famous 1960’s dance, this time the Fed plans to sell $400 billion of short-term U.S. treasuries of up to three-year maturities, and exchange them for $400 billion of long-term debt, with maturities of six to thirty years.

    Ostensibly, the purpose of the plan is to “put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates and help make broader financial conditions more accommodative.” Which, according to Fed head Ben Bernanke and the Fed’s Open Market Committee, is apparently supposed to help the economy. How?

    You’d have to ask the Fed. But, interest rates are already low and have been for some time. For example, the Federal Funds Rate — the interest rate that the Fed and other banks lend to each other at — has been near-zero since December 2008.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 21, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 21, 2011

     

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics at Northwood University, Midland Michigan and author of  In Defense of Capitalism joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about America’s lost decade…
     

    U.S. Economy: A Lost Decade Into The Great Middle Class Poverty?

     

    nasdaq.com - In yet another sign that the Great Recession cuts deep and long--the number of Americans living below the official poverty line reached 46.2 million, the highest in 52 years since the Census Bureau started tracking the figures in 1959. The overall poverty rate also climbed to a 17-year high at 15.1%, which means 1 in 6 Americans are living below poverty line largely due to the high unemployment and underemployment rate.  The official poverty line for 2010 is defined as an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four, and $11,139 for an individual.

     The Census Bureau's annual report released on Tuesday, Sept. 13 gives a very grim snapshot of American households in 2010.  As the U.S. economy expanded 3% in 2010, and corporations reported good profits,  the gains are not trickling down to workers.  The median household income in 2010 dropped to $49,445, which is virtually unchanged from the level in 1997.  Overall, household income has fallen by 6.4% since the recession began in December 2007.  (Ok, who was the one declared that the recession "officially" ended in June 2009?)

     

    Hr. 3~ Tim Cavanaugh, Columnist at Reason magazine and Reason.com joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest in the October issue of reason: ‘We Were Headed Towards This Fiscal Cliff Long Before Barack Obama Took the Wheel’

    Rep. Jeff Flake talks about Republican corruption, federal spending, the PATRIOT Act, immigration, and the virtues of divided government.

    The Republican Party seems especially schizophrenic these days. Is it the big-government party of George W. Bush, a Tea Party–infused force for smaller government, or something else? 

    Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has represented Arizona’s 6th Congressional District since 2001, is one indicator of how the party might look this decade. A former head of the free market Goldwater Institute, Flake has taken a pro-immigration, pro-trade, anti-spending, limited-government path that contrasts sharply with the GOP mainstream. But Flake has consistently won re-election with double-digit margins and is now within striking distance of the U.S. Senate.

    Flake’s campaign against “earmarking,” or larding up bills with giveaways for legislators’ home districts, brought national attention to the issue and inspired some important rule changes. He has been a lonely voice in the House calling for an end to the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba. And in a state where officials are notorious for cracking down on both documented and undocumented immigrants, Flake has consistently argued for reducing obstacles to legal immigration and establishing more-effective guest worker programs.

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 20, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 20, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Rachel Alexander, Editor of the Intellectual Conservative, bankruptcy attorney and TownHall.com columnist joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about her article at TownHall.com:  Agenda 21: Conspiracy Theory or Real Threat?
     

    Americans are so focused on Congress and Obama at the federal level of government right now that most are overlooking the socialism creeping in at the local level through Agenda 21. It is easy to overlook local government since people are saturated with too much information in the internet age. Compounding this is the fact that Agenda 21 is a dull topic, and it becomes understandable how it has been able to fly mostly under the radar since 1992, slowly working its way into our cities and counties.

    Agenda 21, which reportedly means an agenda for the 21st century, is a United Nations program launched in 1992 for the vague purpose of achieving global "sustainable development." Congress never approved Agenda 21, although Presidents Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush have all signed Executive Orders implementing it. 178 other world leaders agreed to it in 1992 at the Rio Summit. Since then, the U.N. has mostly bypassed national governments, using Agenda 21’s International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (“ICLEI”) to make agreements directly with local governments. ICLEI's U.S. presence has grown to include agreements with over 600 cities, towns and counties here, which are now copying the land use plans prescribed in Agenda 21.

     

     

     

    Hr. 3 ~ Mike Gunther, Hollywood writer and director joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his new film starring Bruce Willis: Setup

    A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

    Bringing an incredible array of diverse talents to the screen after designing action sequences for some of Hollywood's top blockbusters, Writer/Director Mike Gunther has used action to bring in over 2 billion dollars at the box office and emerged as one of the industry's most exciting "go to" creative forces.

     

    In 2005 he formed a production company, Gunny Entertainment, with longtime writing and producing partner Mike Behrman to develop an extensive slate of projects ranging from television to feature films.

     

    Mike Gunther is currently directing "Setup" from a Gunther/Behrman penned script, scheduled for a 2011 worldwide theatrical release.

     
     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sep 15, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sep 15, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show:

    Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his retirement from the Army Reserve/National Guard marked today in a small ceremony on Capitol Hill, hosted by Representative Walter Jones (R/NC).

    From Anthony Shaffer: Just a quick note. My retirement from the Army Reserve/National Guard was marked today in a small ceremony on Capitol Hill, hosted by Representative Walter Jones (R/NC). I have retired with 30 and a half years of service...it has been an incredible honor to serve - and, frankly, despite the bad times, it has been amazingly fun - and often even productive! I look forward to continuing to serve our nation through my work at the Center for Advanced Studies (CADS).


    http://www.c4ads.org/

    Hr. 3 ~ Matt Welch, Author, editor in chief of Reason magazine joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about GOP debates and his latest from Reason.com: Ron Paul's Reagan - Dr. No's Texas tussle with Rick Perry papers over some interesting libertarian disenchantment with the Great Communicator…

    Rarely does a single political commercial reveal as much about a presidential campaign as the ad unveiled this week by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

    Here is audio-visual near-proof of a crucial difference between Paul '12 and the rEVOLution of '08: This time the libertarian Republican is in it to win it. The production values are upper tier, the choice to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicates a candidate trying to elbow his way past other grassroots-pleasing types, and the Reagan-good, Gore-bad message of bedrock conservative principle is plainly tuned to tickle the ears of mainstream Republicans.

    But there's a fascinating gap in the ad's chronology, one that is a good deal more complex than the choice at the commercial's end between "Al Gore's Texas cheerleader, or the one who stood with Reagan." Ron Paul, like many small-l libertarians, was indeed an early and enthusiastic supporter of Ronald Reagan's presidential ambitions...in 1976. By 1988, when Rick Perry was still a Democrat who supported and endorsed the-then Blue Doggish Al Gore, the initial libertarian enthusiasm for "Reagan's message of smaller government and lower taxes" had disintegrated into acute alienation over the Great Communicator's tangible record of growing government, debt, and foreign entanglements.

    http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/07/ron-pauls-reagan

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 14, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 14, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Peter Ferrara, Author, American policy analyst and columnist joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: Braindead on Arrival… 


    Bad ideas in 2009 are even worse when cynically and wrecklessly reintroduced in 2011. Luckily, there's a GOP plan.

     

    If President Obama's jobs plan is such a good idea, then why did he wait until the third year of his presidency to propose it?

     

    Oh wait, he didn't actually. The so-called jobs plan Obama is trying to con the nation with now is the same plan of government spending, tax credits, and temporary measures he passed in his trillion dollar stimulus bill in his first month in office in February 2009, only half as large. And one half the effect of zero is still zero.

     

    But not to worry, because President Obama's job's plan is not about your job, or the jobs of your friends and neighbors, or the jobs of your sons and daughters… It is about his job, and pinning the blame on the Republicans for the economy if they don't pass his silly "jobs" plan. Obama's American Jobs Act is not an economic plan, but a political plan for his reelection.

     
     

    Hr. 3 ~ Phil Kerpen, vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity and the author of the forthcoming book Democracy Denied joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at National Review Online: Will Congress Stop the NLRB? We need legislation to confirm that employers can decide where to conduct business.

     

     

    The Obama administration appears intent on using back-door means to accomplish every element of the extreme legislative agenda that the American people decisively rejected in the 2010 midterm election. Nearly every agency has been in on the act, but perhaps the most egregious behavior has been that of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is pursuing not just what was in the failed “card check” legislation, but a frontal assault on the right to work in America. This week, we’ll find out which members of Congress are willing to stand up to this rogue agency.

     

    In a chilling April 20, 2011, complaint, the NLRB’s acting (not Senate-confirmed) general counsel, Lafe Solomon, asked the board to order Boeing to move the second production facility of its 787 Dreamliner — already built in South Carolina at a multibillion-dollar cost — to union-friendly Washington. The case is currently before an NLRB administrative-law judge; the NLRB itself will hear the case on appeal, and the federal court system will handle further appeals.

     

    This came during a protracted negotiation between Boeing and the machinists’ union, which had been demanding a seat on the board of directors and a so-called neutrality agreement that would allow them to use card check to unionize more Boeing employees.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 13, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 13, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Peter Suderman, associate editor of Reason magazine & 2010 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about last night’s GOP debate, and his latest articles on Rick Perry's Political Savvy…
     

    Is Texas Gov. Rick Perry an idiot? Reason contributor and former Reagan economic adviser Bruce Bartlett made a minor news splash for saying as much about the newly announced GOP presidential contender. I've never spoken to Perry, and while I've followed a number of his state's recent health care and budget policy fights, I've done so from afar, so I'm hesitant to judge too strongly. But The Economist's Erica Greider has had a front-row seat, covering Perry from Austin since 2007, and interviewing him several times. And she has a somewhat different opinion about the governor's intelligence:

    To the first critique, that Perry is a moron, I would respond that he has been governor for more than ten years now and he has actually made very few political missteps. The HPV vaccine order (which was overturned several months later) was probably the biggest. The other controversy that has caused him the most headache in Texas was the Trans-Texas Corridor, his plan to build a network of new roads, including a new interstate that would cut a swathe up the state. This would have been largely financed by toll roads, with the proceeds going to private contrators. The project was wildly controversial, partly because it would have yielded a number of eminent domain actions, and it was officially killed last year. 

     

    Hr. 3 ~ Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association and author of the NYT bestseller, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the Huffington Post: We Can Handle the Truth: Our Government Is a Jobs Killer…

     

    There was a moment in President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday night when Candidate Obama returned to the limelight. Unfortunately, it was short-lived. Behind all the passion and eloquence that Obama was able to muster for one of the biggest speeches of his presidency, there was the same old stuff.

     
    And Americans should expect the same old results.

    While it's not quite accurate to say that Obama double-downed on the failed economic policies of his administration -- his $447 billion jobs proposal is half the 2009 stimulus -- there was absolutely nothing to suggest that Obama is prepared to change course. All the lofty rhetoric couldn't mask the president's continued commitment to Keynesian economics and willful ignorance of the needs of job creators.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 12, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 12, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Jed Babbin, Former deputy undersecretary of defense for Bush 41 and is now a columnist for RealClearPolitics.com and The American Spectator joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: Quo Vadis, Mars?  - The War on Terror: why haven't we won it yet?

     

    The most remarkable thing about the war we are in is that we haven't won it yet.

     

    This war didn't begin on 9/11: it began in August 1996 when the London newspaper Al Quds al-Arabi published Osama bin Laden's fatwa against America. Now is it ten years and one day after 9/11. U.S. forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for nearly a decade, in Iraq for more than eight years and even longer in countless other corners of the world where special operations and CIA paramilitary forces work covertly.

     

    Whether you count this as a fifteen-year war or begin your accounting on 9/11, it is the longest war in U.S. history. Although bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and many other enemies are dead, we have not won the war and victory not only isn't ours: we haven't even defined what it would be.

     

    Where do we go from here? What path does the god of war dictate we travel if we do not heed his warnings? Quo vadis, Mars?

     
     

     

    Hr. 3 ~ Michael Tanner, Senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his article at National Review Online: Yes, It Is a Ponzi Scheme…

     

    Texas governor Rick Perry is being criticized for calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.”  Even Mitt Romney is reportedly preparing to attack him for holding such a radical view. But if anything, Perry was being too kind. 

    The original Ponzi scheme was the brainchild of Charles Ponzi. Starting in 1916, the poor but enterprising Italian immigrant convinced people to allow him to invest their money. However, Ponzi never actually made any investments. He simply took the money he was given by later investors and gave it to his early investors, providing those early investors with a handsome profit. He then used these satisfied early investors as advertisements to get more investors. Unfortunately, in order to keep paying previous investors, Ponzi had to continue finding more and more new investors. Eventually, he couldn’t expand the number of new investors fast enough, and the scheme collapsed. Ponzi was convicted of fraud and sent to prison.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 9, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Joel Gilbert, Writer and Director of “ATOMIC JIHAD; Ahmadinejad’s Coming War For Islamic Revival And Obama’s Politics of Defeat” joins us at 1230 Pacific to answer the question many in the media have been asking: Did America overreact to 911?

    Did America overreact to 911? Joel Gilberts answer: of course the media is not asking the right questions, never has, and Americans lack a basic understanding of why we were attacked, and why our response played into the hands of Al Qaeda.  In fact, the "Arab Spring" or as I call it "The Revolt of Islam" is a successful direct result of 911.

     

    Hr. 2 ~ Nicole Gelinas, Economist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of the new book: After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about Obama’s Jobs speech last night and her latest from the New York Post: Liberty Misspent… 

    Political use of rebuild bonds

    To see how thoroughly New York’s pre-9/11 culture infected the city’s “recovery,” look at what happened to the Liberty Bonds that the feds awarded us for rebuilding.

    After the attacks, President George W. Bush and Congress delivered $20.5 billion in aid -- including up to $8 billion in Liberty Bonds to build real estate.

    No government (federal, state or local) guaranteed the bonds’ repayment. But the bonds are exempt from all taxes. Since the investors who buy the bonds don’t have to pay such levies, they don’t mind making lower interest -- saving the companies money.

    The feds gave up $1.2 billion in tax revenue for this purpose; the city and state gave up less but still tens of millions.

    (Tax-exempt bonds weren’t the best vehicle for rebuilding, by the way; the Port Authority, which bears much of these costs, can already borrow tax-exempt. But our senators didn’t ask for the same amount of aid in another form.)

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 8, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 8, 2011

     Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Matt Welch, Author, editor in chief of Reason magazine joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about last night’s GOP debate and his latest from Resom.com: Ron Paul's Reagan - Dr. No's Texas tussle with Rick Perry papers over some interesting libertarian disenchantment with the Great Communicator…

     

    Rarely does a single political commercial reveal as much about a presidential campaign as the ad unveiled this week by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

    Here is audio-visual near-proof of a crucial difference between Paul '12 and the rEVOLution of '08: This time the libertarian Republican is in it to win it. The production values are upper tier, the choice to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicates a candidate trying to elbow his way past other grassroots-pleasing types, and the Reagan-good, Gore-bad message of bedrock conservative principle is plainly tuned to tickle the ears of mainstream Republicans.

    But there's a fascinating gap in the ad's chronology, one that is a good deal more complex than the choice at the commercial's end between "Al Gore's Texas cheerleader, or the one who stood with Reagan." Ron Paul, like many small-l libertarians, was indeed an early and enthusiastic supporter of Ronald Reagan's presidential ambitions...in 1976. By 1988, when Rick Perry was still a Democrat who supported and endorsed the-then Blue Doggish Al Gore, the initial libertarian enthusiasm for "Reagan's message of smaller government and lower taxes" had disintegrated into acute alienation over the Great Communicator's tangible record of growing government, debt, and foreign entanglements.

     

    Hr. 3 ~ Catherine Herridge, author and National correspondent for FOX News joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about Rewriting the History of 9/11…

    Fox News National Correspondent Catherine Herridge makes the compelling case that the American Anwar al-Awlaki, now the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, was an overlooked key player in the 9/11 plot itself.  Congress agrees.  This week, Herridge exclusively reported that the House Homeland Security Committee has launched an official investigation into the cleric, his possible role in 9/11, and whether he was al Qaeda from the start.    

    This investigation and Herridge's reporting could rewrite history and our understanding of 9/11. It was not four cells of foreign hijackers; there was a fifth cell or domestic cell that helped the hijackers stay under the radar. Awlaki was at the center of it. 

    Where is the Justice?  

    We are less than a month away from the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and still no one is on trial at Guantanamo for the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans.  How did prosecuting the men behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil turn into one of the biggest legal screws-ups in American history? For the first time, "The Next Wave" takes you behind the scenes of the Obama and Bush administrations' decisions to show why the 9/11 families are still being denied justice.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 7, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 7, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Jack Hunter, official campaign blogger for Ron Paul 2012 joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about the rivalry that is brewing between Ron Paul and Rick Perry for the GOP nomination…
     

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul is calling Texas Gov. Rick Perry "Al Gore's Texas cheerleader" for once working to help elect the Democrat. Perry's team, in turn, is branding Paul a turncoat for once leaving the GOP.

    The back-and-forth between two Texans, who never have been particularly close, could spill over into Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., a memorial to the conservative who counseled fellow Republicans not to speak ill about one another.

    So far, neither Paul nor Perry is heeding that advice.

    Over the past few weeks, both have seen their standing in the GOP field rise. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican who has a strong legion of diehard supporters and a big bank account, came within 152 votes of winning an important test vote in Iowa on the same day that Perry, who leads in several national and state polls, entered the race to great fanfare among the party's conservative base.

    Since then, Paul has been poking at Perry, seeking to tarnish the governor's image.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sep 6, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sep 6, 2011

    Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States (2001-2009), under George W. Bush joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about his book: In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir…

    Dick Cheney served at the highest levels of government and the private sector for more than forty years. He was White House Chief of Staff under President Gerald Ford and Secretary of Defense under President George H.W. Bush, overseeing America’s military during the 1991 Operation Desert Storm. Elected six times to the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, he eventually became House Minority Whip. As the forty-sixth Vice President of the United States, he served two terms under President George W. Bush during the dawn of the Global War on Terror, playing a key role in events that have shaped history.

    http://www.amazon.com/My-Time-Personal-Political-Memoir/dp/1439176191

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as one of the most steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of our country.

    The public perception of Dick Cheney has long been something of a contradiction. He has been viewed as one of the most powerful vice presidents—secretive, even mysterious, and at the same time opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. He has been both praised and attacked by his peers, the press, and the public. Through it all, courting only the ideals that define him, he has remained true to himself, his principles, his family, and his country. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 2, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 2, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Brad Sherman (The guy Jerry Doyle ran against and lost to in 2000), Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997, representing California's 27th congressional district JOINS US AT 130 Pacific to talk about his take on the redistricting of his district forcing him to run against a fellow democrat.

     

    Proposed congressional lines approved by California Citizens Redistricting Commission last month split Valley Village in two, and one congressman is already looking to win voters in the new district.

    Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman hosted a town hall meeting at the Neighborhood Council Valley Village Wednesday night as part of a campaign stop on his bid for the 30th Congressional District, which would include 90 percent of the neighborhood.

    Sherman, who is vying for the seat with Valley opponent Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), told residents in attendance that he is confident because the district that the commission drew includes 60 percent of the people he currently represents, and 25 percent of the people he represented until 2002. 

    The election is over a year away, yet an internal poll conducted by Sherman's campaign showed him leading the race on Tuesday. 

    "It’s not a fair fight," said Sherman. "I’ve been representing the west San Fernando Valley since 1997."

     

    Hour 3 ~ Jeffrey Lord, contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: The Party of Stars

     

    Will the Republican National Convention of 2012 -- scheduled to be reaching its zenith one year from today -- look more like a political version of American Idol?

    Showcasing an explosion of fresh political faces destined to star in American politics for decades into the future?

    Is it 1960 all over again? When the Democratic National Convention was showered with so much sparkling new political talent that it shaped both the party and the nation for the next quarter century?

    Except this time, in 2012, it's show time for Republicans? With a new Republican Kelly or Jennifer or Carrie just waiting to be discovered?

    While today's media follows the traditional ups-and-downs of the campaign trail (Perry is beating Romney! Palin is getting in! Palin is out! Ron Paul was second to Bachmann in Iowa! Santorum is gaining! Extra! Extra! Extra! Read all about it!) there's something else at work in the GOP

    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/08/30/the-party-of-stars

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 01, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Sept 01, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Diana West, Syndicated columnist for the Washington Examiner and author The Death of the Grown-up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about her latest work:
    Libyan rebels are a rogues' gallery, : Libya: Blood for Oil parts 1 & 2…

     

    Here are three things Americans need to know about the Libyan "rebels" that the U.S. government isn't telling us. 

    One: The inspiration of the Libyan war is as much anti-Western as it is anti-Gadhafi. 

    The "Day of Rage" that kick-started the Libyan war on Feb. 17 marked the fifth anniversary of violent protests in Benghazi, which included an assault on the Italian consulate during which at least 11 were killed. The 2006 mayhem, as John Rosenthal has reported, during which consulate staff was evacuated after 1,000 to several thousand men tried to storm and burn the building, may be linked to the Italian TV appearance two days earlier of Italian minister Roberto Calderoli. It was then that Calderoli, in defiance of worldwide Islamic rioting against cartoons of Muhammad in a tiny Danish newspaper, revealed he was wearing an undershirt decorated with such a cartoon. In remarks widely reported in Arab media, Calderoli explained that "the gesture was a matter of a 'battle for freedom.'" The minister said: "When they (the cartoon rioters) recognize our rights, I'll take off the shirt." 

    Unfortunately — and not just for the Italian minister — Calderoli's boss, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, didn't recognize those rights. One day after the Benghazi rioting ("We feared for our lives," the consul general's wife told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera), Calderoli resigned, a political collapse indicative of Western tendencies to renounce rights that conflict with Islamic law (Shariah).

     
     
     

    Hr. 3~ Bill Wilson, ALG President (Americans for Limited Government) Joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at netrightdaily.com: Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Tax Hypocrisy…

     

    By Bill Wilson — Writing for the New York Times recently, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive Warren Buffett called for taxes to be increased on the so-called “super-rich,” suggesting that he and his elite billionaire and millionaire friends are itching to pay more. 

    Buffett wrote, “Most wouldn’t mind being told to pay more in taxes as well, particularly when so many of their fellow citizens are truly suffering.” 

    Of course, if that’s the case, why doesn’t Buffett’s company settle its own ongoing tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? As Americans for Limited Government (ALG) has reported exclusively — a story given national attention by a New York Post editorial — according to Berkshire Hathaway’s own annual report, the company has been embroiled in an ongoing standoff over its tax bills.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 29, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 29, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican Senator from Oklahoma joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination…

    Jim Inhofe backs Rick Perry over 'mushy' Mitt Romney 

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s White House bid has won the backing of the Senate’s leading climate change skeptic.

    Among other reasons, Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe told a home-state Chamber of Commerce audience Wednesday that he can’t get behind the GOP’s presumed presidential front-runner. Inhofe said he “likes Mitt Romney, but he's a little mushy on environmental issues.” 

    Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is planning to formally endorse Perry next week, the Tulsa World reported Wednesday. 

    Inhofe likes what he sees when it comes to Perry’s environmental record, in contrast to some of the other GOP candidates. 

    For example, Inhofe said of Newt Gingrich, “I always have this vision of him sitting on the couch holding hands with Nancy Pelosi.”

     

     

     

    Hr. 3~ Jordan Goodman, Author, economist, personal finance expert and talk show host joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at CNBC.com: Number of Delinquent Mortgages on the Rise Again…

     

     

    After several quarters of improvements, the number of U.S. homeowners who are late on their mortgages increased in the second quarter, according to a survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

    The second-quarter mortgage delinquency rate rose to 8.44 percent of all mortgage loans outstanding, according to the MBA's Mortgage Deliquency Survey. That is an increase of 0.12 percent from the previous quarter, but is still down 1.41 percent from the same period a year ago. 

    "While overall mortgage delinquencies increased only slightly between the first and second quarters of this year, it is clear that the downward trend we saw through most of 2010 has stopped," MBA's Chief Economist Jay Brinkmann said in a statement. "Mortgage delinquencies are no longer improving and are now showing some signs of worsening."

    The delinquency rate includes loans that are at least one payment past due, but does not include loans in the process of foreclosure.

     
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 26, 2011

     

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Anthony Randazzo, Director of economic research for Reason Foundation joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest articles at reason.com: Capital One-ING Merger as Test of Dodd Frank & Wells Fargo Customers Feel the Sting of So-Called Consumer Protection…

    The Dodd-Frank Act requires the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Federal Reserve to establish a definition of "systemic risk" and keep banks and other financial institutions from growing so large that they become a risk to the system. Thus far, the definition process has been slow going and it isn't clear exactly how regulators will treat so-called too big to fail banks. The FOMC has come out with guidelines naming firms with $50 billion or more of assets as "systemically important" but the Fed has not nailed down further details on how it will define systemic risk in terms of mergers or expansion.

    Enter Capital One and ING Direct. The former has decided to buy the later, and the combined financial institution will create the fifth largest bank in the country—though still tiny relative to Bank of America. The question at hand for regulators is will this merge create more risk in the system than benefits? They shouldn't have to ask this question—regulations should simply outline the consequences for fraud or failure and force the organizations to ensure they will be stable as a combined company—but they are asking anyway.

    http://reason.org/experts/outofcontrol/979.html

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 25, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 25, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies joins us at 130 Pacific to give us his take on recent updates in Libya and Syria…

    The downfall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is likely to pave the way for increased Western attention to Syria and embolden protests against President Bashar al-Assad. 

    The implosion of Gaddafi's rule after six months of civil war in which the rebels benefited from sanctions on Gaddafi, a no-fly zone and NATO air strikes may have implications for Syri's six-month-old revolt and Assad's efforts to crush it.

    "The international community will now think that its strong intervention in the struggle (in Syria) will resolve the situation," said opposition figure Louay Hussein.

     

    "Libya has raised the morale of the West and it will have a bigger excuse to intervene. But we reject any military action in Syria."

    Hussein and other opposition activists said however the events in Tripoli would revive Syrian protesters' hopes.

     
     

    Hr. 3~ John Andrews, former Republican politician in Colorado, of the Independence Institute, speechwriter for Richard Nixon and an education appointee by President Ronald Reagan joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about recent comments against the Tea Party by Congresswoman Maxine Waters and his new book: Responsibility Reborn: A Citizens Guide to the Next American Century…

     

    John Andrews RESPONSIBILITY REBORN: A Citizen s Guide to the Next American Century, is perfectly timed as conservatives ask themselves, What next, after the gains of 2010 and look to the battles of 2012. His theme -- the understanding of individual responsibility, personal freedom and the role of law in protecting both -- has been at the center of American democracy since the Founding. Unfortunately, today most Americans cannot articulate the fundamental precepts of our republic nor its philosophical and legal underpinnings. The former Colorado state senator and presidential speechwriter's new book strikes at the heart of this failure and emphasizes the danger government poses to a citizenry ignorant of its responsibilities. Particularly at a moment when personal liberty is giving way to an ever-expanding government, Mr. Andrews book will resonate with a wide audience that must take an active and self reliant role in shaping our future. As we approach the 2012 elections Responsibility Reborn will provide a key foundation as you weigh critical issues and evaluate the candidates that will set the course the next American century. Responsibility Reborn is a must read for those Americans passionate about maintaining our founding values and our exceptional and unique role in the world.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 24, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 24, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show:  Peter Ferrara, Author, American policy analyst and columnist joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: The Downward Spiral…

    Accelerating downward spiral… That is what I have been predicting for the Obama Administration for over two years. And now it's happening. Events are spinning out of control.

    Rising inflation is restricting the Fed's options for keeping the economy high on monetary stimulus crack. The result? Fast developing market chaos. 

    On account of President Obama's economic policies, the economy never recovered from the last recession. Now it may go back into full scale recession before any recovery occurs. We may soon be living through a reenactment of the 1930s, not the 1970s. If we do not change course, there will be a double dip recession by 2013, directly caused by the economic policies Obama already has in place under current law. 

    And now we have riots in Obama's Amerika, kept quiet by the media, echoing the violence in London.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 23, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 23, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Jeffrey Lord, contributing editor to the American Spectator and former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest 6 page article at the American Spectator: Ron Paul and the Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign…
     

    To bring about radical and permanent change in any society, our primary focus must be on the conversion of minds through education.-- Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul

    Sigh.
     
    Somebody needs to say this. 

    Does Ron Paul have a lot of interesting ideas he puts forward as a presidential candidate?

    Yes. From his honestly libertarian views (he was the 1988 Libertarian presidential nominee, so he's been at this a long time) to his willingness to challenge the status quo on economics (questioning the role of everything from sugar subsidies to the Federal Reserve) to his emphasis on the Constitution and the Founding Fathers, Congressman Paul has been fearless in sticking with his principles. And in bringing new ideas -- or old ideas -- to an American electorate that has been staggered by the far-left reality that is the Obama Administration. 

    But as complaints surface in the wake of his strong showing in the Iowa Straw Poll, complaints from Paul supporters and candidate Paul himself that he is not receiving the attention that is his due -- someone should say the Congressman and his supporters are correct. There should be -- must be -- more attention paid to the Paul campaign.

    Why?
     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 22, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 22, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Robert Scott Bell, Homeopathic practitioner and talk show host…Live Mon - Fri on NaturalNews.com from 12-2pm EST live 6 days a week joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about three people were arrested Saturday for running a lemonade stand on Capitol grounds…
     

    U.S. Capitol Police did not immediately confirm the names of the three people arrested, but the Facebook page linked to "Lemonade Freedom Day" says they were Meg McLain, Will Duffield and Katherine Dill.

     

    McLain, an activist from Keene, N.H., was involved in arrests tied to dancing at the Jefferson Memorial earlier this year. She also created a stir last year when she was booted from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport after protesting the use of body scanners employed by the Transportation Security Administration.

     

    McLain could not be reached for comment, though her UStream page contained video of the arrests.

     

    One video taped on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol shows a police officer on a bicycle pulling up to the stand to inform buyers that the stand is illegal. After several minutes of calm debate, another officer notifies the group that they can't be selling items on federal property. A separate video shows a police officer handcuffing a woman while a person off-camera yells, "Unchain these women."

     
     

    Hr. 3~ Diana West, Syndicated columnist for the Washington Examiner and author The Death of the Grown-up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about her latest at BigPeace.com: Libya’s August: Al Qaeda and Hezbollah Win…

    With non-Constitutionally-US-supported anti-Qadaffi forces taking Tripoli today, it looks as if — to be as delicate as a NATO commander — the “flickers” of Al Qaeda and Hezbollah have won. In franker words, America’s jihadist allies, a significant presence among the Libyan “rebels,”  are now rising to power in Libya. In more startling terms, the same people who fought with al Qaeda against Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan (and committed unreported atrocities in Libya), are now, thanks to the US taxpayer, very likely about to run, or at least help run, a state with the ninth largest oil reserves in the world.

    But don’t worry. Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman was in rebel-stronghold Benghazi all weekend, making sure everything works out all right.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 19, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 19, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics at Northwood University, Midland Michigan joins us at 130 Pacific to talk all things economy…

    Investors flocked to gold Friday, sending it to the latest of a series of record highs, as fears about recession in the world’s major economies infected financial markets.

    The metal soared as high as $1,881.40 an ounce. It’s been on a tear this summer, rising more than 15 percent in August alone. In the same three weeks, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has fallen about 12 percent.

    The last time gold was worth less than $1,000 an ounce was October 2009. It has gained steadily since then, a beneficiary of investors’ concern about the uncertain state of the global economy, diving stock markets and moves by central banks around the world to weaken their currencies.

    The record highs remain below gold’s 1980 peak when adjusted for inflation, however. That peak of $850 an ounce equals about $2,400 in today’s dollars.

    Several major banks and economists have recently sounded warnings on the risk of a new recession.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/investors-anxious-about-the-global-economy-push-gold-above-1880-an-ounce/2011/08/19/gIQAgYPcPJ_story.html

     

    Hr. 3~ Bai Ling, Actress known for her work in films such as The Crow, Red Corner and Wild Wild West, and in TV series such as Entourage and Lost. In 2011 she appeared in the fifth season of the VH1 reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which documented her recovery from alcohol addiction, joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about her life, her career and her future.

    Bai Ling is nothing like the bimbo that the media has shown her as. Bai admittedly embraces her erotic side, and the media naturally seizes on this, yet this speaker of three languages, speaks in a deep philosophical and sophisticated manner. She has a rich intellectual side which is what has made her a success in Hollywood

    Bai spoke on a panel that included the Dali Lama and Muhammad Ali, and was said to have presented the most profound speech of all. Bai wants the media to stop portraying just her sexual side, and to start showing the thinking Bai

    Bai often noticed celebrities supporting our troops by simply donating money. She also noticed that celebrities seemed to only visit our troops for the sake of publicity. Annoyed by this, she, on her own, went to Iraq to embed with the troops. Again, this was Bai by herself, no entourage, no handlers, no media. Bai contacted no press and this was offered to no media. This may be unprecedented in celebrity history. The only reason I even know about this is because I saw pictures of the trip on her blog, and questioned her about it.. In Iraq, Bai got deathly ill, and found herself at the mercy US military nurses who kept her in a dusty medical enclosure. Totally powerless and vulnerable, she left her life in the nurses' hands, and reconciled herself to die but, as she put it, "to die knowing that she was there to give everything as they give everything to us."

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 18, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 18, 2011

    Republican from Georgia’s 6th district, Congressman Tom Price joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about a statement release from his office: House Republicans Offer Positive Fiscal and Economic Plans for America's Future, President Offers Campaign-Style Bus Tour….

    House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement as President Obama takes his political rhetoric through the Midwest.  Meanwhile, House Republicans continue to champion a substantive set of solutions that will create a stronger environment for job creation  http://www.gop.gov/indepth/jobs  in this country and get our nation's fiscal house in order http://budget.house.gov/fy2012budget/.

    "With Americans losing confidence in the country's future, President Obama has taken his campaign pitch to the Midwest this week in hopes of convincing the American people that everyone and everything other than his own policies are to blame for the dismal economic recovery we are experiencing," said Chairman Price.  "The President continues to allude to plans he'll unveil at some point in the future, but one has to wonder why he continues to wait.  House Republicans have passed multiple pieces of legislation in the House of Representatives - aimed at expanding opportunities for job creation, rolling back the regulatory maze that causes more uncertainty in our economy, and getting the debt under control.  We have asked the President repeatedly to send the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea trade deals he likes to talk about to Congress so that we can move those forward and help America remain competitive in the global market place.  House Republicans have taken our responsibility to legislate and lead seriously, and we have a growing list of positive proposals on the table for Senate Democrats and the Administration to consider.

     

     

     

    Hr. 2~ Nicole Gelinas, Economist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of the new book: After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about her latest from National Review Online: Down on the Downgrade?

     

     

     

    For more than three years after the U.S. government rescued Bear Stearns in March 2008, Washington used its own AAA rating to bring the credit of big financial firms up. Now, Washington’s failure to discipline itself — and to allow free markets to govern the financial world — is bringing the credit of the United States and of the financial firms that depend on it down.

     

     

    S&P’s fiscal and political analyses, on the merits, are pedestrian. The company is saying what we already know. Debt has gone up — and is going up — and American politics can be, well, alarmingly robust. And S&P made a $2 trillion error in its original analysis, to boot — corrected only after the Treasury sent over a last-minute correction.

     

    But, the Obama administration can’t really complain about S&P’s mediocrity. The White House has helped maintain S&P’s power by protecting the failed financial institutions that pay for ratings and thus pay S&P’s bills. (S&P rates the U.S. government for free, which may explain the downgrade.)

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 16, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 16, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Jack Hunter, conservative commentator, columnist and official campaign blogger for ronpaul2012.com joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about the media blackout on Ron Paul and the direction and purpose of Ron Paul's campaign…


    The campaign for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul hired conservative commentator and columnist Jack Hunter “The Southern Avenger” as official campaign blogger in July 2012.

    Hunter, a long-time radio host and The American Conservative Magazine columnist, is a prominent figure on the conservative political scene. He also assisted Sen. Rand Paul with his book The Tea Party Goes to Washington.

    Hunter has worked for WTMA 1250 AM talk radio in Charleston, South Carolina, and writes a column for the Charleston City Paper. Jack also produces widely popular weekly video podcasts. In officially joining the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign, Mr. Hunter has stepped down from his position as an Advisory Board Member of the Revolution Super PAC.

     

    Hr. 3~ Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about Congress to Probe Suspected Connection Between Anwar al-Awlaki and 9/11…

     

    The House Homeland Security Committee “has initiated an investigation” into the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and whether he was an overlooked key player in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a letter from the committee chairman to Attorney General Eric Holder says.

    The three-page letter, obtained exclusively by Fox News, makes the case that a decade after the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, the full story of 9/11 has not been told.

    “This congressional investigation will seek to determine:

    "1. To what extent Anwar al-Awlaki wittingly or unwittingly facilitated the plot of the 9/11 hijackers; and

    "2. to what extent al-Awlaki was an al Qaeda operative, offering support to acts of terrorism prior to 9/11.”

    The letter to Holder, sent by Republican Rep. Peter King of New York on May 26, confirms that investigators believe the American cleric's contacts with three of the five hijackers on Flight 77, which slammed into the Pentagon, were more than a series of coincidences, but rather evidence of a purposeful relationship.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 12, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 12, 2011

    Stanton Friedman, Physicist, Lecturer, Author and UFO Researcher joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about the new film: Apollo 18 (www.apollo18movie.net) In theatres September 2nd 2011…

    Synopsis: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

    Stanton, a nuclear physicist, who worked for NASA on several projects, is not a conspiracy theorist, and often exposes fraudulent "UFOlogists". His research has uncovered facts that he believes leaves no doubt that UFOs are real. He is so renowned that he recently spoke on a panel to company being none other than Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and Bill Gates, which demonstrates how seriously this man is taken. Stanton has more knowledge than probably anyone alive concerning governments and UFO cover-ups. He will speak to issues such as secret NASA missions, the plausibility of life on the moon, and the reality behind themes of this film.

    http://apollo18movie.net/

    www.stantonfriedman.com

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 11, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 11, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Lloyd Chapman, president and founder of the American Small Business League (asbl.com) joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about a new bill will slash small business programs…
     

    Petaluma, Calif. – Senate Republicans have introduced a bill that could eliminate all federal programs to assist small businesses, as well as women-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned firms. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced S. 1116, titled the “Department of Commerce and the Workforce Consolidation Act,” which would combine the Small Business Administration (SBA) with the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce, a move that could devastate U.S. job creation.

    Republicans have attempted to abolish the SBA for nearly three decades. President Ronald Reagan tried to shut the agency down on two separate occasions. Senate Democrats, led by Senator Carl Levin, prevented President Reagan’s efforts to close the SBA.

     

    Hr. 3~ Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about  how a Court rules agency does not have to disclose Fannie and Freddie political donations…

     

    The federal agency that has legal control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac does not have to disclose documents about the political giving of the mortgage giants, a court ruled Friday. 

    After the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) took conservatorship of the mortgage giants during the financial crisis, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in 2009 to obtain records detailing Fannie and Freddie’s political contributions.

    When FHFA refused to provide the records, Judicial Watch sued to try and force disclosure.

    Judicial Watch contends that since Fannie and Freddie are under the legal guardianship of the FHFA, records from the formerly private mortgage lending corporations are now government documents and thus subject to FOIA requests. 

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 10, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - Aug 10, 2011

    Dr. Paul White, Psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his new book: The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace…

    CNN reports how the risk of double dip recession is rising, and economists generally agree on one thing -- a new recession would be worse than the last and very difficult to pull out of. Unemployment currently stands at 9.1%.

    If companies are buying out, cutting back and laying off workers but expecting productivity not to suffer, they're in for a rude awakening. The reaction is something that Dr. Paul White has been hearing for some time. According to White, "the uncertainty in our country [politics, economy, jobs] is creating a nightmare for business executives who are trying to make long-term decisions and weather the storm. From maintaining morale to keeping good employees on a strained budget, Washington's lack of direction is really impacting everyone."

    Dr. White is the author of a new book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organization by Encouraging People

    http://www.appreciationatwork.com/


    Hr. 3~ Danny Kofke, special education teacher and author of "How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher's Salary" joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his new book: : "A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money" In stores September 24th 2011…

    This easy-to-understand book gives specific steps you can take right now to become more financially secure. Danny teaches how to:
    * Raise a family of four on less than $40,000 a year
    * Easily track your expenses and spending
    * Save over $5,000 a year
    * Establish an emergency fund
    * Pay-off all your debt
    * Invest for retirement and college
    * Teach your child(ren) how to manage money
    * Live a "wealthy" life with little money
    Many feel intimidated and confused when it comes to managing money--
    A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom makes it easy.

    http://dannykofke.blogspot.com/

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 9, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 9, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Anthony Randazzo, Director of economic research for Reason Foundation joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at reason.com: The Myth of the Middle Class Mortgage Deduction…


    Conventional wisdom has it that without the ability to deduct mortgage interest from federal taxes, homeownership rates and housing prices would tumble. Worse, middle class families would be relegated a fate worse than foreclosure: renting. Two decades ago, these dire predictions may have had some relationship to reality. But in recent years, the middle class has seen its share of the mortgage interest deduction (MID) steadily erode, undermining the political case for retaining the subsidy.

    In 1991, households earning near the inflation-adjusted median income of around $50,000 were 48 percent of those benefiting from the MID (see nearby chart). That share has fallen to 30 percent in 2009, while at the same time the portion of households claiming the MID with six-figure salaries or higher has tripled from 13.5 percent to 41.5 percent.

     

    Hr. 3~ Jed Babbin, Former deputy undersecretary of defense for Bush 41 and is now a columnist for RealClearPolitics.com and The American Spectator joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: The Obama Downgrade…

    Standard & Poor's fired a red flare into the Friday night sky, downgrading America's credit rating for the first time in history. On Saturday, senior S&P executives warned that a second downgrade could happen if the spending cuts promised by the debt ceiling deal didn't occur.

    The Treasury Department objected to the downgrade when advised by S&P of the planned action hours before it happened. Treasury accused S&P of being off by $2 trillion, saying the error raised "… fundamental questions about the credibility and integrity of S&P's ratings action."

    But Treasury's objections were brushed aside when it became clear that the error -- which S&P corrected in its math -- wasn't material to the downgrade conclusion. The argument between S&P and Obama's Treasury Department resulted from a difference between the White House's assumptions and S&P's: the Treasury insisted that all the spending cuts and debt reductions included in the debt ceiling deal should be counted and S&P didn't buy it. In short, S&P wouldn't accept the old Washington "if-then" deal I inveighed against in ancient times, all the way back on 11 July.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 8, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 8, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: DR. Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute senior fellow, co-author of "Global Tax Revolution: The Rise of Tax Competition and the Battle to Defend It” joins us at 1230 Pacific to talk about his latest from Forbes.com: To Be Fair, Obama’s Responsibility For The Downgrade Is Only 15%...


    It was a strange experience to read the comments and emails generated by yesterday’s post on the “Obama downgrade.”

    Democrats and liberals were upset that I blamed Obama for the downgrade, as you might expect. Republicans and conservatives, however, were agitated that my first sentence pointed out that Bush bore significant responsibility for the spending binge that created the fiscal crisis.

    This got me thinking about the underlying causes of America’s long-term fiscal problems and whether it might be possible to come up with some sort of reasonable estimate on which Presidents are most responsible for fiscal crisis.

     

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics at Northwood University, Midland Michigan joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about the latest comments from the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan saying that the U.S. Won't Default Because We Can Inflate Money Supply…

    Greenspan: U.S. Won't Default Because We Can Inflate Money Supply

    WRITTEN BY THOMAS R. EDDLEM  

    Former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Alan Greenspan (left) came up with a novel way to claim the U.S. government would never default on debt: print the difference. Greenspan told NBC's "Meet the Press" August 7, in response to a question about the recent downgrade in the U.S. bond rating by Standard and Poor's:

    This is not an issue of credit rating. The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default.

    Analysts ask, Zimbabwe-like inflation of the dollar is not default? They say that Greenspan won't find that argument very persuasive to bond-holders, who won't be able to buy anything with their bonds when they come due.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 3, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 3, 2011

     Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Phil Kerpen, Vice President for policy at Americans for Prosperity and the author of the forthcoming book Democracy Denied (BenBella, October 18, 2011) joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest op-ed at FoxNews.com: Senate Democrats and a Budget -- Still Missing In Action…


    Senate Democrats have failed to pass a budget for 825 days and counting, violating the 1974 Budget Act that requires an annual budget. 

    Now, thanks to the provisions of the debt ceiling deal, they can get away with extending their irresponsibility streak through the next election and into 2013. Senate Democrats will now go fully four years without passing a budget.


    Every single Senate Democrat voted against
    President Obama’s budget, and every single Senate Democrat voted against the House-passed budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan. They refuse to support any of the plans on the table, and they refuse to tell the American people what they stand for. It is the ultimate in political cowardice – in a tough situation, attack everything and stand for nothing.

      

    Hr. 3~ Peter Ferrara, Author, American policy analyst and columnist joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: The Disgrace of Obamanomics...

    Last Friday's report on economic growth for the second quarter of 2011 completes the burial of Obamanomics. The economy grew a paltry 1.3% for the quarter, with reported growth for the first quarter reduced from a meager 1.8% to a negligible 0.4%. The economy for the entire year so far has actually grown less than the weak growth we thought we had for the first quarter alone.

    The growth for the fourth quarter of 2010 was also reduced to 2.3%, meaning that for the last nine months the economy has grown a minimal 1.5%, barely treading water as the weekend Wall Street Journal described it. For comparison purposes, economic growth during the first seven quarters of the Reagan recovery in the 1980s boomed at an average of 7.1%. Economic growth during the first seven quarters of the Obama non-recovery has now been reduced to an average of 2.6%, barely a third as much.

     

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 1, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - August 1, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and host Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Chanel joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about recent developments in the DB Cooper case…

    The 40-year mystery of America’s greatest skyjacking - After hijacking an airplane and extorting $200,000 from the FBI, DB Cooper coolly made his escape via parachute. Forty years on, is America’s most elusive fugitive finally in sight?

    The night before Thanksgiving, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper, wearing a suit and raincoat, walked up to the Northwest Orient desk at Portland airport in the United State’s Pacific Northwest and spent $20 on a one-way ticket to Seattle.

    On the plane, he donned a pair of dark sunglasses, ordered a whiskey, lit up a cigarette and coolly handed the stewardess a note. In capital letters, it read: I HAVE A BOMB IN MY BRIEFCASE. I WILL USE IT IF NECESSARY. I WANT YOU TO SIT NEXT TO ME. YOU ARE BEING HIJACKED.

    What happened next would ensure Cooper a place in the pantheon of American folk heroes. He asked the stewardess to relay the following request to the captain: he wanted $200,000 and four parachutes, and in return, he’d allow 36 people to leave the aircraft when the plane landed in Seattle. The FBI organised the swap, and when the plane was sky-bound again, with just the pilot, co-pilot, one stewardess and Cooper on board, his instructions were to head for Mexico, maintaining an altitude under 10,000 feet. Then, somewhere over the lower Cascade mountains, 25 miles north west of Portland, Cooper released the plane’s aft stairs, stepped out, and, with one of the parachutes strapped to his back, jumped into the stormy night and was never seen or heard from again.

     

    Hour 3 ~ Jed Babbin, Former deputy undersecretary of defense for Bush 41 and is now a columnist for RealClearPolitics.com and The American Spectator joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: Slippery Weasels, Deals, and Triggers…

    The United States will not default on its debts, the NFL will play this fall, and President Obama's polls are sinking to a level from which he may not recover. But not all the news is good. Though the deal is apparently done it isn't yet enacted by Congress and it may risk increasing the damage to national security already done by the Obama administration.

    At this writing -- late Sunday evening -- the deal has been reached between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Obama. McConnell spoke at about 8:30 p.m. on the Senate floor, confirming that the framework of the deal was done and that the Republican senators will meet Monday morning to -- they hope -- confirm a deal. Democrats and House Republicans will also be meeting, separately, on Monday to consider whether they'll do the same.


    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/08/01/slippery-weasels-deals-and-tri#

     

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 27, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 27, 2011

     

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Joe Farah, Author of The Tea Party Manifesto and the editor of WND.com the largest independent Internet news service in the U.S. joins us at 130 Pacific to give us his latest from WND.com: Tea party – awaken!

           You are about to be betrayed – all you tea-party people who arose last year and caused the biggest shakeup in the U.S. Congress in 60 years.

    But don't throw up your hands in despair just yet – it's not too late to hold accountable the Republicans you empowered with your activism and your votes.

    There is still an outside chance we can scare Republicans into doing the right thing on the debt limit by persuading them it's in their best interests to do so.

    Earlier this year we flooded the offices of House Republicans with more than 1 million letters calling on them to stand firm against authorizing more borrowing and spending with an increased debt limit. We turned some heads and changed some votes. But Republicans in the House are getting wobbly, again, mainly because of the almost unbelievably poor leadership of House Speaker John Boehner and meddling by a handful of irrelevant GOP members of the Senate.

     
    Hr. 3~ Bill Wilson, President at Americans for Limited Government joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest: Disarming Obama
     
    With White House talks ended over Obama’s insistence on job-killing tax increases, it is time for House Speaker John Boehner to turn up the pressure for spending cuts on the Senate.
     
    On July 22, just minutes after defeating the House-passed “Cut, Cap, and Balance” plan to trim the deficit by $5.8 trillion over the next ten years and balance the budget by amending the Constitution, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took to the floor to proclaim that his work was done.

    Calling the legislation “dead,” Reid then made headlines by also taking his and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal off the table for Senate action that would have let Barack Obama raise the debt ceiling without any spending cuts of substance included. He also made no mention of the so-called “Gang of Six” proposal.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 26, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 26, 2011

    TODAY ON THE JERRY DOYLE SHOW: Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest from the Washington Examiner: Conservatives bridle at trillions in 'phony' cuts… 

    After weeks of useless talks, most Republicans are relieved to see GOP leaders take action in the debt ceiling stalemate. But a number of conservative lawmakers in both House and Senate are deeply troubled by what might happen if the new debt plan proposed by House Speaker John Boehner wins the day.  Boehner has spoken repeatedly about "trillions, not billions" in federal spending cuts. There has been talk of $2 trillion, $3 trillion, maybe even more in cuts. But conservative lawmakers ask: Will the cuts be real?

    In their Pledge to America, Republican lawmakers promised to cut $100 billion in spending in their first year in control of the House. Once in office, that proved to be exceedingly difficult. First the GOP prorated the $100 billion down to $60 billion, saying there wasn't enough time left in the fiscal year to cut the whole amount in fiscal 2011. Then $60 billion became $32 billion, and some critics said even that relatively small figure wasn't real.

     

    Hour 3 ~ Nicole Gelinas, Economist, Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of the new book: After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street--and Washington. (now out in paperback) joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about her latest from National Review Online: Some Not-So-Horrid News in the Jobs Report . . .

    The American economy, on the eve of the recession, needed a massive readjustment from making bad investments to good. We needed to stop borrowing so much money and using it to build houses that we couldn’t afford.

    And our state and local governments needed to stop spending bubble-era tax revenues as if the credit-and-property bubble would last forever.

    The good news is, we are making this readjustment.

    Between January 2001 and January 2008, the private economy saw total employment increase by 4 percent (not enough, but, that’s a different story). But certain parts of the economy created jobs at a way faster rate. Construction added 13 percent to its job tally between January 2001 and August 2006. Finance added 8 percent between January 2001 and September 2006. Local governments added 10 percent new jobs between January 2001 and September 2008. And finally, state governments added 8 percent new workers between January 2001 and August 2008 (both state and local governments came late to the bust).

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/271495/some-not-so-horrid-news-jobs-report-nicole-gelinas

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 22, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 22, 2011
    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Rupert Wyatt, Writer, Cinematographer, Director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (In theatres August 5th) joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his new film.
     
     
    a 20TH CENTURY FOX production RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
    FREIDA PINTO - BRIAN COX - TOM FELTON - JOHN LITHGOW
    DAVID OYELOWO - KARIN KONOVAL - LEAH GIBSON - TYLER LABINE
    and ANDY SERKIS as CAESAR
    producers DYLAN CLARK and PETER CHERNIN
    screenplay by RICK JAFFA and AMANDA SILVER
    music composed by PATRICK DOYLE and directed by RUPERT WYATT
     
          Rise of the Apes is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man's own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.
     

    Hr. 3~ Daniel Silva, One of America's top thriller writers and repeat #1 New York Times bestselling author joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest spy novel:  Portrait of a Spy

    He has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of award-winning #1 New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Silva.

    Gabriel Allon has been hailed as the most compelling creation since “Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond” (Rocky Mountain News). A man with a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful, Gabriel is also an angel of vengeance, an international operative who will stop at nothing to see justice done. Sometimes he must journey far in search of evil. And sometimes evil comes to him.

    In a dangerous world, one extraordinary woman can mean the difference between life and death. . . .

    For Gabriel and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—a visit to a gallery in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this autumn day. And while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds.

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 21, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 21, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform (atr.org), Author of Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lord joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his latest at the American Spectator: Republicans on Uneasy Street…

    There is a sense of unease about the cast and storyline of the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Something is off. Things have started too early. Or maybe they haven’t started yet. "No one" is running. Too many candidates are on or near the stage. Things just are not right.

    This discomfort is disappointing. Obama is vulnerable. He has governed poorly. Since his $800 billion stimulus, another 2 million Americans have lost their jobs. Inflation looms. His government takeover of health care has become less popular since Nancy Pelosi passed it and allowed Americans to read the 2,500 pages of small print. The 2010 Tea Party/Republican landslides should have signaled victory in 2012. Republicans gained 63 House members, six senators, six governorships, and 715 state legislators (taking into account the 25 party switchers from the Democratic side). Next: the presidency, for sure. 

    And yet… 

    Herein, four thoughts on why we seem adrift in what should be the dash to victory.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2011/07/13/republicans-on-uneasy-street
    
    
    

    Hr. 3~ Congressman Jim Jordan, Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district and Republican Study Committee Chairman joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest in USA Today: Opposing view: Don't go with Gang of Six… 

    After months of secret discussions, a group of senators known as the Gang of Six finally released their plan for the debt crisis this week. Some consider it generous to call it a "plan" when, in truth, the document is little more than a set of talking points. Still, a close look at the details reveals a very bad deal in the works. In short, it asks Americans to shoulder a $2 trillion tax increase now in exchange for a promise by Congress to cut spending later.

    If this bad deal sounds familiar, it should. In 1982, Congress and the president agreed to cut $3 of spending for every $1 of tax increases. The tax hikes were real, but the promises to cut spending vanished into thin air. The same thing happened again in the 1990 deal, and there is no reason to expect anything different this time.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 20, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 20, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Congressman Tom McClintock from California’s 4th district joins us at 130 Pacific to talk about his statement in support of the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011…

    This plan cuts Fiscal Year 2012 spending by more than $100 billion below Fiscal Year 2011 levels, imposes strict caps on spending over the next ten years, and requires passage of a balanced budget amendment from both houses of Congress as a condition for raising the debt limit.

    This vote stands as a defining moment in this crisis.  Every rating agency has warned that an increase in the debt limit without a credible plan to balance the budget will damage our nation's credit.  Worse, fiscal experts warn that without such a plan, we risk a sovereign debt crisis within just a few years. 

    This measure gives the President his $2.4 trillion debt increase to pay for the bills that he and the Congress have recklessly racked up.  But it also calls for a constitutionally enforceable work-out plan to place our nation back on the course of fiscal solvency, the centerpiece of which is the balanced budget amendment that has been proposed in one form or another since the birth of our Constitution and that 49 other states have adopted. 

    The Gentleman from Maryland reminds us that only a few states have both a balanced budget requirement and a 2/3 vote for tax increases.  California is one of them.

    Hr. 3~ Dr. Richard Ebeling, author and Professor of Economics at Northwood University, Midland Michigan joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s op-ed in the Wall Street journal today.

    A Dodd-Frank Retreat Deserves a Veto - Only six congressional Republicans crossed the aisle to support reform one year ago. The GOP is still working to thwart change.

    Two and a half years ago, with our country on the edge of a second Great Depression, we met with the president in the White House to discuss whether to move in those first months of his administration to legislate fundamental reform of the financial system—or wait until we had put the crisis behind us.

    The president made two key decisions. First, he chose to move forward, knowing that the forces of opposition to reform would grow stronger as the memory of the crisis receded. And second, he asked us to write draft legislation rather than propose broad principles. The president did not want the new rules to end up being written by those who brought us to the edge of catastrophic financial failure.

    In June 2009, the administration submitted to Congress a proposal that would fundamentally reshape the financial system. It was designed to lay a stronger foundation for innovation, economic growth and job creation with robust protections for consumers and investors and tough constraints on risk-taking. We drew on ideas and insights from reform-oriented thinkers across the political spectrum.

  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 19, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 19, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Lt. Col Anthony Shaffer, New York Times bestselling author, Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (c4ads.org) JOINS US AT 1230 Pacific to talk about recent developments in Afghanistan…

    Reuters) - Gunmen killed an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a gunbattle in Kabul on Sunday, officials said, hours after a long-promised transition process from foreign troops to Afghan control began under a shroud of secrecy.

    The attack on the Kabul home of Jan Mohammad Khan, a former governor of Uruzgan province in Afghanistan's volatile south, came days after the killing of Ahmad Wali Karzai, a half-brother of President Hamid Karzai, in southern Kandahar province.

    The assassination of Ahmad Wali Karzai, the most powerful man in Kandahar, left a dangerous political vacuum in the Taliban's heartland in the south and sent a chilling warning to other political leaders about the reach of the Taliban.

    "This is another blow," a senior Western diplomat, who asked not to be identified, said soon after the attack on Khan's house on Sunday night.

     
    Hr. 3~ Congressman Mick Mulvaney, S. Representative for Fifth District of South Carolina, Member of the House Budget Committee, the House Small Business Committee and the Joint Economic Committee and a co-author of Cut, Cap, Balance Act joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his support of efforts to Cut, Cap, and Balance…
     

    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) today released the following statement in support of efforts to cut spending, install spending caps, and enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution along with any debt ceiling increase:

    “Six weeks ago, Treasury Secretary Geithner told me and my fellow House freshmen that he couldn’t offer any specifics for a deal to raise the debt ceiling, and that he had no contingency plan if there were no increase.  He told us that his Plan A was to raise the debt ceiling, his plan B was to raise the debt ceiling, and his Plan C was to raise the debt ceiling.

    “That’s not a plan.  It’s a complete derogation of his duty as Treasury Secretary.  But if he’s not going to offer a plan, and the President isn’t going to offer a plan (other than to hold meetings), then House Republicans will. “Cut, cap, and balance is that plan. 

     
  • Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 15, 2011

    Today's Topics on the Jerry Doyle Show - July 15, 2011

    Today on the Jerry Doyle Show: Diana West, Syndicated columnist for the Washington Examiner and author The Death of the Grown-up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization joins us at 1:30 Pacific to talk about how the ever-growing scandal around Rupert Murdoch's media empire is now raising questions of U.S. corporate lawbreaking…

    The ever-growing scandal around Rupert Murdoch's media empire is now raising questions of U.S. corporate lawbreaking.

    On Wednesday, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., called on federal authorities to investigate whether Murdoch's News Corp., some of whose British properties are alleged to have engaged in bribery, phone hacking and other criminal activities, has also "violated United States law."

    The specific law Boxer and co-author Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., referred to in their letter to the heads of the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

    The 34-year-old law, which has been vigorously enforced by U.S. authorities, and has served as a model for other countries' anti-bribery laws, "prohibits corrupt payments to foreign officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business" (sfg.ly/rl1mw5).

    Hour 3~ Michael Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, chief political columnist for the New York Post and nypost.com joins us at 230 Pacific to talk about his latest at the New York Post: US too dumb to know O is always right…

    When President Obama started talking at his news conference Monday, I listened intently for 15 minutes or so. Then I got fidgety as his half-truths about the debt grew into full-blown whoppers. As he droned on, I did something I never did before during an Obama appearance: I turned off the TV. 

    Enough. He is the Man Who Won't Listen to Anybody, so why should anybody listen to him? Tuning out and turning off the president does not fill me with gladness. He cannot be ignored.

    But for now, I will leave that unhappy duty to others. I am tired of Barack Obama. There's nothing new there. His speeches are like "Groundhog Day."

    His presidency is a spectacular failure, his historic mandate squandered by adherence to leftist ideology and relentless partisanship. His policies are crushing the prospects for growth and dooming the hopes of 24 million Americans who are unemployed or working part-time.

    Read the full article here at the nypost.com