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Reconsider this, Martin Shkreli

In a “Reconsider This” segment, I give you an update on the case of Martin Shkreli, the guy who bought the rights to Daraprim and then jacked up the price. What’s happened to him lately?

And Vic from Memphis calls the voicemail feedback hotline! In response to my despondency over the thought that ObamaCare is forever, he tries to life my spirits. Let’s see how well he does, or even if my spirits can be lifted.

Mentioned links:

Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison

Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud

Episode 123: A Win For the Free Market, and a (Sort Of) Win For Religious Freedom

The GOP Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare’s Individual Mandate. Here’s What That Means for You

House GOP bill repeals ObamaCare taxes — with one exception

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Filed under: CapitalismEconomics & TaxesGovernmentHealth Care

What did ObamaCare really do to our insurance premiums?

When given examples of people whose health insurance premiums have greatly increased after the poorly-named “Affordable Care Act”, ACA advocates have been able to respond that those are cherry-picked cases, or that premiums were increasing before the ACA and would have increased anyway.

That was then, this is now.

Bermuda has paved the way in the same-sex marriage debate, starting with government that is  actually representative of the people.

Consumer confidence is up. Way up. How much? Take a listen.

Mentioned links:

Yes, It Was The ‘Affordable’ Care Act That Increased Premiums

Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

US consumer confidence rises to highest level since 2000

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesGovernmentHealth CareMarriageSame-sex Marriage

Episode 207: Bell’s Crusade

Who is Bell?

This is a story about Bell and how she made a difference in this world. She had a rough start, and she had a temper, but she directed that energy into fighting against discrimination and injustice. But who is she? Has she done something extraordinary that you might have heard about?

If anyone tries to tell you – whenever, wherever, and whoever you are – that you can’t make a difference because of the time you live in, the place you live in, or the hurdles you have to get over because of who you are, just consider this.

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Filed under: Gun ControlInterestingRace IssuesSpecial editions

A budget that all of DC can get behind. (That’s not a good thing.)

I’ve got 2 stories this episode about the economy; one good and one bad. Both are directly related to what Trump and the Republicans are doing.

The stories are one about the tax cut and one about the budget. Listen in to find out which is good and which isn’t.

Mentioned links:

Granite Grok (Conservative politics in New Hampshire in 10 minutes or less)

Here’s what America’s biggest companies plan to do with all that cash coming back to the US

Over 100 companies giving ‘Trump Bonuses’ after tax victory, ‘tsunami building’

Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

The Trump Spending Binge

Trump’s budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding Safe Under Spending Deal

Conservatives lash out at GOP spending binge

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Filed under: DebtEconomics & Taxes

Is offense the chief concern?

Starting with the 2019 baseball season, the Cleveland Indians will get rid of their logo, named Chief Wahoo. They did it because critics considered it culturally offensive.

But what of those critics? I have no problem with the team deciding to change the logo, for whatever their reasons. It’s their team to do with as they wish, and if they decide to change based on being sensitive to pressure from outside, that’s fine. But I just wonder about whether those outside critics are representative of those they supposedly represent.

Mentioned links:

Christian Daily Reporter

Cleveland Indians will abandon Chief Wahoo logo next year

Poll: Native Americans’ attitudes toward the Washington Redskins team name

I’m dropping my protest of Washington’s football team name

‘Redskins’ question in 2004 Annenberg study cited anew in controversy

Episode 143: UK NHS SOS, and the Washington Redskins (Non-)Controversy [Consider This podcast]

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Filed under: PollingRace Issues

Episode 204: Abortion in 2018; You Are Not Alone

The March For Life 2018

The March For Life in 2018 was a major event, not the least because it was the first time a sitting US President addressed the crowd via live video. You’d never guess that by the media coverage.

Nor would those participants be invited to the (alleged) Women’s March the next day. That march is less about women and more about politics.

And Matt Walsh lines up the excuses for keeping abortion legal with keeping slavery legal. They line up very closely.

Mentioned links:

Mainstream media largely ignores March for Life despite Trump’s historic address

Only Six Democrats Voted to Protect Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

This Is Not Hyperbole: Democrats Now Refuse To Oppose Infanticide

Pro-Lifers Are Modern Abolitionists And Pro-Choicers Are Modern Slaveholders. Here’s Proof.

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Filed under: AbortionMedia

I’m back!

It’s been a few months, but I’m back. And it’s good to be back.

So, anything happen while I was gone? Yeah, one or two things. I’ll hit a few highlights in this episode to catch up on some of the stories that happened during the hiatus. Some you might not have even heard of.

Mentioned links:

Dismantling False Assumptions on ISPs and Net Neutrality

Bella Hadid joins Jerusalem demonstration in London after fury at Trump embassy move

Another U.K. Hospital: NO to Baby Transfer + End Life Support

Who is Alfie Evans, what do we know about his mystery illness and what did the High Court say about life support?

As the Dossier Scandal Looms, the New York Times Struggles to Save Its Collusion Tale

The author of the explosive new Trump book says he can’t be sure if parts of it are true

Argus Hamilton

And here’s the deceptive Burger King Net Neutrality video I mention in the show.

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Filed under: AsiaGovernmentGovernment CorruptionHealth CareIsraelMiddle EastNet NeutralityRussiaTechnology

Going on Hiatus

I’ve been giving you my conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less for over 5 years and over 200 episodes.

But right now, it’s time to take a break. As the saying goes, “Into every life a little rain must fall”, and right now I’m pulling out the waders. This rain has sapped me of the desire to keep up this hobby for the moment. I really enjoy podcasting about politics, so I don’t think I’m down for the count, but it is just a hobby. Right now, there are things that require more of my attention, and so one of the things that has to give is the hobby.

I’ll still be posting to the Facebook group, so keep an eye out over there, and Like the page if you haven’t already. We can keep in touch there as well.

I want to thank all of you for listening. It’s always a thrill to see my stats and realize that there are hundreds of you who think I’m worth listening to, whether or not you agree with me. So I’ll see you later, but in the meantime remember to always consider this.

Filed under: Admin

The artist with his work

May a dress designer refuse to do business with Melania Trump? May a baker refuse to create a cake with a racist message? May that same baker also refuse to create a cake celebrating a same-sex marriage?

The answers, in the liberal culture of the day, are inconsistent. Apparently, the government forcing you to violate your conscience is appropriate when the Left deems it so. Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop has been taken to court over that last question, and his case has made it all the way to the Supreme Court. Arguments will be heard on December 5th.

In this episode, I give the background of this case, and explain how the framing of this issue by the ACLU and the Left is completely dishonest (and why we should all hope Jack wins).

Mentioned links:

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission [Alliance Defending Freedom]

Why I’m asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect artistic freedom

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court Case Is One Piece of a Much Larger Attack on LGBTQ Lives

Episode 171: How Free Are You to Run Your Business?

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Filed under: Free SpeechGovernmentMarriageReligionSame-sex Marriage

Terrorist?

The church shooting in Texas; was it terrorism, what failed, and where we go from here. That’s the topic this episode. We keep coming to these questions after mass shootings, but this particular one has some stark answers.

Mentioned links:

Sutherland Springs church shooting: What we know

Texas church shooter escaped mental health facility in 2012

Eric Rudolph [Wikipedia]

Timothy McVeigh [Wikipedia]

Terry Nichols [Wikipedia]

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Filed under: Gun Control

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