Prager 20110225-01: What a Lousy Country We Live In

Prager H1: Diane Sawyer highlights this startling fact in her prime time newscast: the US doesn’t provide paid maternity/paternity leave for all its citizens. Sweden does. But we don’t. Somehow this has become a human rights issue and the US is sadly deficient in Diane’s enlightened view. Democratic Ohio Senator, Sherrod Brown, says that the ability for public service unions to given millions of dollars to elect the officials with whom the unions negotiate their contract is a moral issue. He’s right. It’s immoral.

Prager 20110225-03: Open Lines

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: why does Dennis like Christians so much; what one question would Dennis want to ask an atheist; why did Dennis’s parents name him Dennis; where does Dennis get his values.

Prager 20110224-01 It’s All about Profit

Prager H1: Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC asked the Leftist blogger who placed a crank call to Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker, why he thought the governor was so intent on reigning in the public service unions. The prankster’s answer: personal profit for Walker and his friends. To the Left, Marx is alive and well. The dictator Kaddafi is prepared to fight to last Libyian. Dennis talks to Peter Glover, journalist specializing in energy issues, and co-author with Michael Economides, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston of Energy and Climate Wars: How naive politicians, green ideologues, and media elites are undermining the truth about energy and climate.

Prager 20110224-02 No Mo’ DOMA

Prager H2: President Obama has decided that he doesn’t like DOMA, so his administration won’t defend it. . We should be more afraid of people who pursue power than those who pursue money. Dennis concludes his discussion of historian David McCullough’s 2005 speech at Hillsdale College on the Founding Fathers…

Prager 20110224-03 Stuntman

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Hal Needham, legendary stuntman and film director. His new autobiography is
Stuntman!: My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life.
Needham worked with just about every major Hollywood star from the 60’s through the 80’s — John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and others. He’s most noted for his close association with Burt Reynolds and their wildly successful Smokey and the Bandit movies. Chris Matthews slanders Mike Huckabee, accusing the former governor of advocating ethnic cleansing of the West Bank.

Prager H1: Showdown

Prager H1: Kevin Wall sits in for Dennis. The Democrats and their public service union masters have placed a very big political bet on opposing Wisconsin’s plan to scale back the union’s pay and benefit plans. The labor showdown has now spread to Indiana and Ohio.

Prager H2: Laboring

Prager H2: Kevin Wall sits in for Dennis. Kevin continues his discussion of how organized labor is desperately trying to fend off the attempt by Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana to reign in the public service unions. The Justice Department has withdrawn its defense of DOMA.

Prager H3: DOMA Done

Prager H3: Kevin Wall sits in for Dennis. The President has suddenly decided that the Defense of Marriage Act is indefensible.

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