Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Radio Show Bleg

Hey folks--what are the topics you think we ought to kick around on the radio show tomorrow night? Let me know in the comment section of this post and I'll get an agenda out tomorrow morning. Cheers!


Mudge said...

How about a bill that requires congress to attach a rider to every bill that eliminates at least 5 laws on the books. Virtually every law costs us something beyond the cost to our liberty. Eliminating laws that have little effect but still accrue governmental spending costs (enforcement infrastructure, meaningless reports, studies and other useless churn of governmental workers). It might be a small impact on the overall cost of government, but when we eliminate laws, we (1) eliminate the "need" for associated governmental offices (2) force an opportunity to assess how remaining governmental entities are performing (if they know they are facing elimination because the laws that established them are no longer laws, they will at the least, start to do what they were intended to do in the first place, however useless that function may have been) (3) start, perhaps for the first time in our history, to reduce, rather than increase, the amount of liberty-eroding laws in our massive US Code, (4) create a culture of looking for "bad" laws (5) and, if we ever got to the point that Congress really couldn't find 5 bad laws to eliminate, they could pass no more laws unless they eliminated this law earlier...would have to have some sort of minimum life span. I've given this little thought, as may be apparent in most of my ideas, but wanted to get something on the menu for your show.

"The Hammer" said...

Invite everyone to call in and give a quick report on their local Congressional elections. Who is in and who is likely to be out, and why. How are the teaparties playing locally? Have they had an effect? How is the local press playing them?

J Swift said...

Let's talk about the blatant rip-off of the American consumer by companies ranging from Hewlett-Packard to Gillette.

Sure, Office Max advertises an HP printer/scanner/copier/fax in this week's circular for the low, low price of $59.99. However, these capitalist pigs realize that after printing up a few 8x10 photos or a couple hundred pages of text that the owner will be forced to purchase new ink for the unit, ink that costs from $20 - $30 per replacement cartridge.

While that heartless scam is bad enough, unholy practices like that started with the criminals at American Saftey Razor when they started selling the razor handles at low cost, thus insuring the consmer would be forced to purchase the razor blades over the course of a lifetime.

The consumer fraud these "American" companies are allowed to get away with at the expense of the elderly, veterans, chldren, homeless, and minorities is appalling and something needs to be done about it.

Congress needs to pass a law stating that if your buy a printer, you get ink for life. An I-Pod purchase enables one to receive free music downloads for as long as they own the unit. And if the cell phone company is generous enough to give you a free cell phone, than the cell phone service that comes along with it should also be free.

Anonymous said...

cut $100B off the DoD topline.

"The Hammer" said...

Mr. Swift, if this is all tongue in cheek it's not the least bit entertaining. If you're serious please seek help immediately. Your post is witless and boring on all levels. How dare you waste our time with your humorless asinine bullshit!
There are standards around here you know.

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Anonymous said...

No fun.

TinFoil Tom said...

How about the prosecution of the NSA whistleblower?
If conservatives are against big, overly powerful and intrusive government, does that feeling extend to potential overreaches by the national security arm of government? Recognizing that sometimes good people make bad decisions, shouldn't they still be held accountable?

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