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Episode 348: Doing Hard Work

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This episode was actually more difficult to post than most. That's not because of technical issues but rather because I think this one sets a record for how off-base the show premise was from the articles. The conversation was even more off-base from the articles. We had a lot of fun with the conversation and there's a lot of information... just not the information I expected as the show notes were being compiled.

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Articles for Episode 348: Doing Hard Work

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Confucius said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." In this episode we're going to look at politicians that might have picked the wrong career path. Politics can sometimes be hard work and if your heart isn't in it then it's definitely not for you.

After careful consideration, the Madlibs are being scratched from the lineup for now. It was too much work for not enough humor. Thanks to those that participated, we'll work on different openings as time goes on.

Articles for this episode:
Just a bit of extra reading for the week
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Episode 347: Jumping the Shark

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We managed to talk about jumping the shark without doing so ourselves (unless you count the madlibs, I don't). It was fun but if you're Obama-sensitive you might want to turn away. There are a lot of interesting nuggets, including mentioning of an NPR story about the EU's regulation on vacuum cleaners and Happy Days.

For those of you who missed the MadLib during the recording, here are the results:
A recent scary poll shows that the majority of people are terrified of public governing.  They would rather walk across burning jacobites or swim in goat-infested waters than give a speech in front of nuns.  This hearty fear can be overcome in five easy voters:
1. Organize all of your gym teachers on a piece of plank.
2. Remember to start your speech with a funny Senator.
3. When speaking, look your audience straight in the feet and speak in a strong and stupid voice.
4. Be simple.  Never use damaged words that are over the audiences eyes.
5. Always keep a pitcher of mercury next to you, in case your shin goes dry.

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Articles for Episode 347: Jumping the Shark

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The concept of Jumping the Shark is used when a production does something extraordinary in order to attract attention but instead signals its decline. The phrase came from the Happy Days episode in which Fonzie literally jumped a shark in a stunt.

These days, the term applies to almost anything and tonight we're going to look at politicians that have been doing an excellent job at it.

Articles for this episode:
Just a bit of extra reading for the week
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Episode 346: Teachable Moments

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We're a little late on posting the episode this week. No mad libs but a lot of fun talking about the teachable moments that appeared in articles from the past month or so.

I'll be posting the words for next week's Mad Lib on Wednesday or Thursday. You can be a part of the show by adding your words! The more we get the more interesting the results can be!

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Articles for Episode 346: Teachable Moments

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In this episode we're going to focus on some teachable moments that have come up in the past few months. We're going back over a long period of time with these articles but they're still relevant today! No mad lib this week. Yes, some are disappointed but there were some personal items that prevented the proper execution of it this week.

Articles for this episode:
Just a bit of extra reading for the week
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Episode 344: Your Policy is Showing

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I'm not sure if we made our point tonight or not. We definitely highlighted some policies that are showing and even brought up the concept of action in Iraq as a way to distract the media from domestic news. That said, there were a few odd tangent circles that might make folks look at certain concepts from a different angle.

Two shout-outs from this episode. First, to Joesf a mote in the eye award for playing devil's advocate so perfectly on the college age free speech concept. Also, a mention of Rat Nation which is a fun blog I've started reading. They are where I saw the article about the Tiny House movement mentioned in this episode.

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Articles for Episode 344: Your Policy is Showing

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Every now and then we have to take a break from questioning the intelligence or sanity of various positions and point out the policy, or at least the perception of policy, that is laid out in the news. The democrats have done a fine job showing us where their priorities lie and in this episode we're going to look at those. Articles for this episode:
Just a bit of extra reading for the week
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Episode 343: Are They Thinking

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I think we put our grey matter, abused or not, to the task of this episode's discussion. Ken wasn't able to join us but the rest of the gang and I were able to pull on anyway.  We managed to talk about atheism, torture and Joe Biden among other things.

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Articles for Episode 343: Are They Thinking

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Here I thought we could talk about something intelligent, instead we look at articles that make us wonder if folks on the other side are even exercising common sense. It's going to be an interesting trek across a number of different subjects in this episode so strap in and get ready for fun!

Articles for this episode:
There were a ton of other things that made it on our Twitter feed. Here is a sampling of those articles:
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Episode 342: Busted

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Well, in terms of busted we definitely pointed out a few things that were! From the VA to the history and crisis in Israel to the Affordable Care Act and more, there was plenty to talk about. As usual, we ran out of time but there will be more next week!

During the show Joesf brought up the lyrics for the song The Cult of Personality by Living Colour. Click on the song title to read them for yourself.

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Articles for Episode 342: Busted

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It's time once again to look at articles that expose the bureaucracy and the chaos it creates! For a variety of reasons, these folks are busted! Sorry for the short notice on the delay and lateness of the show notes tonight, there's a lot going on in our household.

Articles for this episode:
No extra articles this week. You can join the conversation every Sunday night at 8:30pm and now if you want to help suggest articles, comment or just chat you can join us on Twitter at @ECConservative. If you want to comment on any of the articles, please feel free to start a discussion here, or email them to conservativepodcast@gmail.com. Join us for the recording session, normally live at 8:30pm Eastern time by visitinghttp://www.talkshoe.com/tc/75570. You can also listen to our show and many other conservative podcasts at the Red State Talk Radio Network. If you want to listen to the podcast on your mobile phone, you can listen using Stitcher Radio.

Articles for Episode 339: Fighting For Freedom… or Something

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Since this is Independence Day weekend, I thought it would be good to talk about a number of different articles that focus on fighting inside and outside the US borders. We're going to look at a wide range of subjects so the show's going to be quite fast paced and energetic.

Articles for this episode:
Some other articles about fighting and freedom.
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Episode 338: Poor Choices

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As I said in the show notes, everyone makes poor choices. For this episode I wonder if some of the articles don't fall into this category, not because they weren't worth some aspect of discussion but because we barely got through half of them!

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Articles for Episode 338: Poor Choices

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Everyone makes bad decisions from time to time but in most cases they have little impact on the nation as a whole. In this episode we look at decisions that were made recently that do have far-reaching consequences. Articles for this episode:
A few other educational stories from the past week.
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Articles for Episode 337: Things We Learn

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On this show we talk about learning things all the time. In this episode we are going to look at some very educational articles and discuss what we learn from them. One point of relief for some listeners, I've done my level best not to include anything about the dreaded Common Core subject!

Articles for this episode:
A few other educational stories from the past week.
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Episode 336: One Word Descriptions

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This was another fun episode to record with a "cliff-hanger" question at the end due to time constraints. Amazingly enough there were very few tangents and while we didn't get through all of the articles on the list we made it through most of them!

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Articles for Episode 336: One Word Descriptions

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The media likes to use as few words as possible in order to ensure they grab the audience's attention. In this episode we look at an assortment of articles and work to put one or maybe two words out there to describe our reactions. The topics may be varied but we're going to work to make sure that they don't get glossed over because of too many words. Articles for this episode:
There were a few others that we couldn't fit in to the list but still need a categorization. Here they are:
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Episode 335: Missing the Point

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Wow, give us a week off and a good topic and we come out swinging! This was an absolute blast of a podcast and we managed to get through some of the most interesting articles before I had to call time.

In this episode we discussed a number of different articles that had more than one point, regardless of how the author wanted things to be read. We worked hard not to miss them but have a listen and let us know if something fell through the cracks.

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Articles for Episode 335: Missing the Point

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There are times when we start talking about something and discover that one or more of us missed the major point in an article. In this episode we are going to look at a number of articles and hope that the point is not missed, either by ourselves or others.

Things have stabilized around here and we should not have any surprise missing episodes moving forward. Thank you for your understanding last week, it really was unavoidable. Articles for this episode:
Some extracirricular reading for the week.
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