Month: September 2014

CLA Radio 09/12/14: Gillian Welch (Repeat)

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 09/12/14, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will feature the music of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. (The show was originally broadcast on 03/07/14). Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat! Spoiler set list: Black Star (Black Star, 2005, cover of Radiohead) BBC Profile (2003) Saginaw Way (Rarities*, 2002) Billy (Rarities, 2002, cover of Bob Dylan) Ben Dewberry (Rarities, 2002, cover of Jimmie Rodgers) Bright Morning Stars (Rarities, 2002, traditional) Pancho and Lefty (Rarities, 2002, cover of Townes Van Zandt) Tennessee Stud (Rarities, 2002, cover...

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A Few Minutes on ’13 Hours in Benghazi’

Bret Baier presented 13 Hours in Benghazi Thursday evening. It was a masterful exposition of the situation on the ground during that long, infamous night of September 11, 2012. But even more importantly, we got to meet the men, and their families, representing those who selflessly put their lives on the line to save dozens of their brethren. Finally, two years later, we know exactly who these heroes are, where they were, and what they were doing the night of the Benghazi attack. We still have no idea where the United States was — or the President, for that matter — in...

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CLA Radio 09/05/14: Fiddles

The upcoming ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 9/05/14, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be all about fiddle music. Hope you can join us for the show, as well as in the Ustream chat room! John Hartford: Long Hot Summer Days (Mark Twang) Frank Stokes: Right Now Blues (Violin, Sing The Blues) The Punch Brothers: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, III. Allegro (Antifogmatic bonus DVD) Henry Williams: Lonesome Blues (Violin, Sing The Blues) Merle Haggard: Take Me Back To Tulsa (A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player…) Tommy Peoples: Two Jigs (Fiddle Sticks…) Django Reinhardt...

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No Bibles, No Peace

Recently, there was this story about the Navy removing Bibles from hotel rooms on its military bases.   The Freedom From Religion Foundation had complained about them, as it is wont to do. The Bibles are returned, for now, while the Navy reviews its “religious accommodation policies with regard to the placement of religious materials.” But it made me think – suppose we really had freedom from religion? What would life be like? First and foremost, I think, there would be no peace. Peace, as we know it, is a Judeo-Christian concept. Everyone wants peace, from the peacenik to the...

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