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Greg Dworkin joined us this morning to congratulate Tom Tomorrow on his 2013 Herblock Prize! We also had other things to discuss, but that was a great way to start the day! From there, we went on to the sequester, Speaker Boehner's puzzling insistence that the Senate "get off its ass," and the equally puzzling fact that the Senate Republicans' inability to settle on what they'd offer as an alternative is preventing Senate Democrats from being able to present their own alternative. Why would that be? It's our friend, the filibuster. And if you're having trouble seeing the connection, we lay it out for you. Taking a look at the Congressional schedule, we discuss the status of the Violence Against Women Act in the House, and how the Senate comes to find itself facing yet another cloture vote on a motion to proceed. Did you think we'd taken care of that in what passed for filibuster reform earlier in the year? I'll explain why that might not be working in this case. We had to check in on the latest in #GunFAIL, of course, then add a little more data to the cars vs. guns canard, the legislative and lobbying machine behind so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws, the nutter arrested for threatening the life of a pro-gun control legislator, and a look at the way authorities in Asheville, NC went out of their way to accommodate Second Amendment protesters who just sort of felt like breaking local laws to prove how law-abiding they are.

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    alpaca farmer

    David, I must commend you.  With the hardships you have been encountering this week trying to get your program out there on the airwaves, you have hung in there and been professional.  Lucky for me, I listen to your program at night on my iPod.

    However, today I tried the link on the front page of DK and it was spotty.  Volume was going in and out.  You were not talking and whoever was just kept talking and I kept wondering who was talking?  Every once in a while, in the background, I think I heard you ask a question, the voice was very low and hard to hear, compared to whoever was talking which was very loud.  Finally, I had to shut it off.

    Hopefully, DK will get you the equipment to make a professional broadcast because you have a lot to say and must do a lot of homework to get ready.  You are funny and have a great radio voice and a good sense of humor.

    Hang in there.

    •  Thanks, Pat! (0+ / 0-)

      We're working on it! We put together a pretty decent show considering it's mostly done with free software and online apps!

      It would have been Greg Dworkin on with me this morning, if it was indeed our show you were picking up. He's got a lot to pack into the 20-30 minutes he gives us. And he's got a nice headset microphone that picks his sound up well, while I lean back and listen, sometimes chiming in before I move myself back up to my own mic.

      One time I had Greg on at the same time as Meteor Blades. I could have gone out to breakfast and let them do the show! It was great!

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