Sunday, December 30, 2012

If you missed hearing it live, click here for the archive of tonights (Sunday 12-30-12) Making Sense with Steve Leser - Week in Review

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review


1. A special message from me on Republican Strategy and whether the GOP is up to something

2. An update on the economy and the Fiscal Cliff

3. The Gun Argument continues

That and our trademark Hall of Fame and Shame!

Join us for Making Sense with Steve Leser at 7pm EST tonight regarding Republican strategy in 2013, Fiscal Cliff and the Gun Debate continues!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review


1. A special message from me on Republican Strategy and whether the GOP is up to something

2. An update on the economy and the Fiscal Cliff

3. The Gun Argument continues

 
That and our trademark Hall of Fame and Shame on tonight’s show!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Newspaper in lower NY State publishes list of registered gun owners.

The Journal News, which serves Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties published a map where you can see all of the gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties and promises to add Putnam when that data is complete.

Many gun owners in those counties are up in arms, but the information is public and available to all. What do you think?

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http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-

The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.

Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.

To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Listen to the Archive of Sunday 12-23-12's edition of Making Sense with Steve Leser - Newtown/NRA/Guns, Fiscal Cliff and more!

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Week in review 12/23 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

In this issue I discuss:

1. New Developments in the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting including the NRAs response and the negative backlash it created.

2. An update on the fiscal cliff.

3. And then did the Iowa Supreme Court just issue a blatantly sexist ruling?

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tonight 7pm EST on Making Sense with Steve Leser


1. New Developments in the aftermath of the Connecticut shooting including the NRAs response and the negative backlash it created.

2. We will have an update on the fiscal cliff.

3. and then did the Iowa Supreme Court just issue a blatantly sexist ruling?

That and our weekly sense and nonsense hall of fame and shame, tonight at 7pm. Link following shortly.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Boehner pins responsibility for avoiding ‘fiscal cliff’ on Obama, Democrats

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/boehner-pins-responsibility-for-avoiding-fiscal-cliff-on-obama-democrats/2012/12/21/5aa6bbb0-4b77-11e2-b709-667035ff9029_story.html













Republicans have an internal struggle and cannot agree amongst themselves which plan should be in place to avoid the fiscal cliff, so Boehner blames... Obama. Of Course.

Boehner cannot get a bill to be accepted by the Republican members of the House of Representatives. A majority of Americans already think the Republicans are too crazy and extreme. This isn't going to help.

"Only 'A Good Guy With A Gun' Can Stop School Shootings" Says NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/21/167785169/live-blog-nra-news-conference

WRONG! The over 300 million good people who are not NRA members will eventually succeed in getting guns off of our streets and THEY will stop school shootings, not vigilantes with guns.

While more police isnt necessarily a bad idea, a better idea is to get rid of as many guns as possible.

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Saying that last week's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., could have been prevented or stopped if there had been armed, trained security personnel on site, officials of the National Rifle Association on Friday called for Congress to appropriate funds to put police officers in every American school.

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," said Wayne LaPierre, NRA's executive vice president.

The NRA also said it is launching a "National School Shield" training program to help — at no cost — schools train security personnel and develop security plans.

And, NRA officials blamed the news media for focusing on what they view as the wrong issue — guns — rather than violent video games and the nation's mental health care programs.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Republican Party Too Extreme, Majority Of Americans Say: Poll


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/20/republican-poll_n_2337757.html



For the first time, a majority of Americans now say the Republican Party is too extreme, according to a poll released Thursday by CNN/ORC. Fifty-three percent of people, including 22 percent of Republicans, said the GOP's views and policies have pushed them beyond the mainstream.

Barack Obama - Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012!

 
 

 
 
"But his 5 million-vote margin of victory out of 129 million ballots cast shocked experts in both parties, and it probably would have been higher had so much of New York and New Jersey not stayed home after Hurricane Sandy. He won many of the toughest battlegrounds walking away: Virginia by 4 points, Colorado by 5 and the lily white states of Iowa and New Hampshire by 6. He untied Ohio’s knotty heartland politics, picked the Republican lock on Florida Cubans and won Paul Ryan...’s hometown of Janesville, Wis. (Those last two data points especially caught the President’s interest.) He will take the oath on Jan. 20 as the first Democrat in more than 75 years to get a majority of the popular vote twice. Only five other Presidents have done that in all of U.S. history."

Monday, December 17, 2012

The "Guns for protection against potential out control govt" argument doesnt work for me

If those in the government and military ever decide that the Constitution is irrelevant and that it/they is/are willing to do whatever to the people to have power, each of us owning an AR-15 would not help.

An AR-15 is not going to protect me from a drone, or a howitzer, or a helicopter gunship, or an fight...
er plane/bomber, or nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. An out of control government could decide to use WMD against pockets of resistance. Guns will not help us.

I think we have to look at the fall of the Soviet Union. Even an empire that many in the US considered the epitomy of evil simply gave up power in the face of popular will. And guns had nothing to do with it.

President Obama's Complete Speech At Interfaith Vigil In Newtown, Connec...


Sunday, December 16, 2012

In case you missed it here is the Sunday 12/16 edition of Making Sense with Steve Leser regarding the Connecticut tragedy and the actions of the Michigan GOP

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Week in review 12/16 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

This episode concentrated on two issues
  1. The tragedy in Connecticut and the right to keep and bear arms.
  2. The actions of the Michigan governor and state legislature and the surrounding issues of proportional representation and the war on women and unions.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tomorrow, Sunday 12/15 on my radio show at 7pm EST, the Connecticut tragedy and the GOP actions in Michigan

 


http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/17/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review

This episode will concentrate on two issues:

1. The tragedy in Connecticut and the right to keep and bear arms.

2. The actions of the Michigan governor and state legislature and the surrounding issues of proportional representation and the war on women and unions

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Steve Leser's Support of Unions (4 Video playlist)

In Solidarity with the workers in Michigan, here are a number of my pro-Union appearances on TV



Monday, December 10, 2012

Froomkin: Campaign Coverage in 2012 missed...the radical right-wing, off-the-rails lurch of the Republican Party, both in terms of its agenda and its relationship to the truth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-froomkin/republican-lies-2012-election_b_2258586.html

But according to longtime political observers Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, campaign coverage in 2012 was a particularly calamitous failure, almost entirely missing the single biggest story of the race: Namely, the radical right-wing, off-the-rails lurch of the Republican Party, both in terms of its agenda and its relationship to the truth.

Mann and Ornstein are two longtime centrist Washington fixtures who earlier this year dramatically rejected the strictures of false equivalency that bind so much of the capital's media elite and publicly concluded that GOP leaders have become "ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition."

The 2012 campaign further proved their point, they both said in recent interviews. It also exposed how fabulists and liars can exploit the elite media's fear of being seen as taking sides.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rep Joe Burton (R-Tx) Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee) "Greenhouse Gasses are Good"

http://fora.tv/2012/12/05/Legacy_of_the_Clean_Air_Act_Looking_Back_Moving_Forward

Rep Barton: "carbon dioxide is irrelevant to the Clean Air Act"... "it’s not dangerous at all because it’s “a necessity for life.”... "...greenhouses ...because they create life, so greenhouse gases are good. There’s a reason that you build things called greenhouses, and that’s to help things grow,”

See from about minute 39 on (Note, you may need to click on "Watch Full video" in the lower right portion of the video window):


Legacy of the Clean Air Act: Looking Back, Moving Forward from National Journal on FORA.tv

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Political Commentary 12/04 | Blog Talk Radio

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Political Commentary 12/04 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

In case you missed it live, click here to listen to the archive of Tuesday night's (12-4-12) episode of 'Making Sense with Steve Leser'

- Today's special topic, what does my entry into politics have to do with the Florida Recount?
 And a strange loophole that may affect the Fiscal Cliff negotiations.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Benghazi vs. Iraq and Afghanistan

"It's a terrible thing that 4 people died in Benghazi. I only wish certain republicans were as outraged about the thousands who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan."--Dave (aka The Pragmatic Progressive)

I agree with Dave.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Political Commentary 11/29 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Political Commentary 11/29 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

In case you missed it live, click here for the archive of Thursday night's episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser

Who is responsible for the divisiveness in American Politics today?

Is it possible that one person is responsible for the genesis of nasty polemicists like Michele Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter?

Could that same person be the reason we cannot resolve issues like budget disagreements and the fiscal cliff? Are they the reason we have trumped up issues like Monicagate and Benghazi?

Find out the surprising answer during Thursday nights (11/29) special edition of Making Sense with Steve Leser.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Archive of Making Sense with Steve Leser - from Tues 11/27 | Blog Talk Radio

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Political News 11/27 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

Topics include:
Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi – Egypts Savior and Regional Peacemaker or Power hungry Dictator? Also, what does the resignation of Israel’s Ehud Barak mean for Labor and moderate peacemaking voices in that country
Benghazi – Republican attempt at manufactured outrage is failing
Going over the Fiscal Cliff or GOP Legislators throwing Grover Norquist under the bus
That and more on Tuesday’s Making Sense with Steve Leser!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HuffPo Article: "CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/25/deficit-reduction-council-fiscal-cliff_n_2185585.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

WASHINGTON -- The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed.

The companies represented by executives working with the Campaign To Fix The Debt have received trillions in federal war contracts, subsidies and bailouts, as well as specialized tax breaks and loopholes that virtually eliminate the companies' tax bills.

The CEOs are part of a campaign run by the Peter Peterson-backed Center for a Responsible Federal Budget, which plans to spend at least $30 million pushing for a deficit reduction deal in the lame-duck session and beyond.
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(More at the above link including several videos you dont want to miss)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Due to the holidays here in the US, the next episode of "Making Sense with Steve Leser" will air Tuesday, November 27th. See you then and thank you all for your support!

Due to the holidays here in the US, the next episode of "Making Sense with Steve Leser" will air Tuesday, November 27th. See you then and thank you all for your support!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Obama sets the agenda 11/15 | Blog Talk Radio

Making Sense with Steve Leser - Obama sets the agenda 11/15 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio


Hear tonights episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser - Obama sets the agenda

Tonight we discussed the Presidents first major press conference since the election and what the President said about his intended direction on a number of issues and his insights into the Benghazi attack. Then we discussed Mitt Romneys first public comments since election day and more!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The worst nonsense of last week is the continued GOP effort to politicize Benghazi

The worst nonsense (of last week) is the continued Republican effort to politicize Benghazi. Republicans, the enemy are the folks who attacked the Consulate, not President Obama. Maybe its time you started thinking in those terms.

- My radio show yesterday:
Making Sense with Steve Leser - The week in Review 11/11 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Two days until election day. Final Prediction time 11/04 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

Two days until election day. Final Prediction time 11/04 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

My Sunday 11/4 pre-election show! Listen to my full election prediction, news for the week and a special comment on Mitt Romney.

Romney has told 917 lies in the last 41 weeks

http://voice4america.com/articles/2012/11/02/steve-benen-documents-romneys-800-lies-over-40-weeks-with-sources.html#ixzz2B7dRWwtL

I’ve talked a lot about Romney’s lying during episodes of my show. I talked about the 82 lies Romney told in three debates, the lies about Jeep and many others. Steve Benen from Rachel Maddow’s blog has been cataloguing Mitt Romney’s lies for the last 41 weeks. Voice 4 America linked to all of Steve Benen’s documentation of Mitt Romney’s lies and I have a link to that page on my blog and on the main page for this site.  Steve Benen has cataloged, with documentation, 917 Romney lies over the past 41 weeks.

My final Election Prediction Spreadsheet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Making Sense with Steve Leser Inaugural Episode! - The Presidential Election, 3rd Debate Who is ahead and why 10/23 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

The Presidential Election, 3rd Debate Who is ahead and why 10/23 by Making Sense with Steve Leser | Blog Talk Radio

If you missed tonight's inaugural episode of my show, "Making Sense with Steve Leser", you can listen to it at the above link! . #BlogTalkRadio We discuss the race for the White House and More!

The next show is Thursday at 8pm EST and will concentrate on the potential impact of this race on minorities and women. I will have prominent members of organizations for Latino, African American, Womens and LGBT Rights.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Presidential Debate Number three two part #Romnesia Contest

How much #Romnesia will we be subjected to in debate number three and how much #Romnesia will it be cumulatively for all four debates? That is the subject of our two part #Romnesia contest.

In part one, the contest is to guess how many seconds will there be between Romney lies.
In the second Presidential debate, Romney told a lie every 79 seconds. In the Vice Presidential debate, Paul Ryan told a lie every 100 seconds. In the first Presidential debate, Romney told a lie every 84 seconds.

I am in at 75 seconds between lies for Romney in the third and final debate. What is your guess?


In part two of my contest for the 3rd debate, Romney and Ryan are up to 82 lies:
1st Presidential debate, Romney told 27 lies
Vice Presidential debate, Ryan told 24 lies
2nd Presidential debate, Romney told 31 lies
The contest is to guess how many lies will the team of Romney and Ryan end this debate season with.

I say they will end up with 115 lies between them, meaning Romney will tell 33 lies in the final debate. What do you think?

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