Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Refuge Podcast # 67 - Third Annual General Assembly Preview

For the third year in a row the Conservative Refuge Podcast brings leading Maryland conservative commentators together to preview the General Assembly Session. You can listen by visiting here:


http://media.libsyn.com/media/theconservativerefuge/2009-01-20-23-18-04.mp3

In our opening segment, I discuss the local reporting on the Anne Arundel school budget. During recessionary times with local tax revenue dropping, the local unelected school board considers a massive increase in spending and the local media hails it as reasonable. You need to hear the latest from the county's crony-filled school board.

Our blogger roundtable, with regular contributors Brian Griffiths and Mark Newgent, convenes for our 2009 General Assembly Preview. Will 2009 be another year for tax increases in Maryland as the State faces a $2 Billion deficit? What are the other issues which will come to the fore over the next 90 days? Our blogger contributors share their insight and opinions.

In our closing segment, another installment of the "Nut Ball Box." With the peaceful transition of power in Washington, innumerable conspiracy theorists predicting a police state or Bush coup d'etat have been exposed for the nuts they are.

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Greg Kline
Host, Conservative Refuge Podcast

This installment of the Conservative Refuge is proudly sponsored by Carpe Diem Consulting, LLC, specializing in forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuations and expert testimony in the areas of white collar criminal defense, contract disputes and other litigation matters. Contact John DeLuca and his associates at 410-305-4487 or via email at jdeluca@carpediemconsult.com.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Refuge Podcast # 66 - The Future in Obamanation

Beginning our third year of podcasting, it is the Conservative Refuge Podcast. You can listen by visiting here:

http://theconservativerefuge.libsyn.com/

Our blogger roundtable, with regular contributors Brian Griffiths and Mark Newgent, convenes to discuss the recent election both nationally and here in Maryland. Can the Maryland GOP turn the tide in time for the 2010 election? Our blogger contributors share their insight and opinions.

More thoughts on the future of Maryland Republican politics in our second segment. In contrast to other conservative commentators, I discuss the reality that we actually have a strong "farm system" here in Maryland. Agree or disagree, this is a segment that should get people talking.

In our closing segment, another installment of the "Fat Files". I share the latest from nanny-state legislators seeking more tax revenue who want to tax everything from soda to overweight people directly! You have to hear the latest proof that fat is the new tobacco.

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Greg Kline
Host, Conservative Refuge Podcast

This installment of the Conservative Refuge is proudly sponsored by Carpe Diem Consulting, LLC, specializing in forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuations and expert testimony in the areas of white collar criminal defense, contract disputes and other litigation matters. Contact John DeLuca and his associates at 410-305-4487 or via email at jdeluca@carpediemconsult.com.

Bob Rohrbaugh is Having a Busy Week

The Maryland Special Prosecutor has been having a busy week as the grand jury assigned to him winds down its work on Friday.

So far, a Baltimore County Councilman, Baltimore City Councilwoman and private developer Ronald H. Lipscomb with long noted ties to Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon have been indicted.

Will the Mayor be next? I have been saying for some time she has reason to worry.

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