July 28, 2019 - Special guest and Baltimore mayoral candidate #ShannonWright joins us for this discussion. The media is abluster with claims of racism for calling out the problems of #Baltimore, and the failures of Rep. #ElijahCummings. But is stating a fact racism? Does that help Baltimore? And what does Baltimore MD need?

  • Sources:
    http://www.mvass.com/2019/05/12/the-wright-way-for-baltimore-interviewing-mayoral-candidate-shannon-wright/
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/07/elijah-cummings-fires-back-trump-twitter-attack.html
    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/28/donald-trump-elijah-cummings-1438132
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-homicides-data-tracker-htmlstory.html
    https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/experience/america/2018/10/17/25-most-dangerous-cities-america/1669467002/
    https://homicides.news.baltimoresun.com/?range=all&district=WD
    https://wallethub.com/edu/best-run-cities/22869/
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/28/bernie-sanders-compared-baltimore-third-world-coun/
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/27/donald-trump-elijah-cummings-democrat-house-oversight-bully-rat-rodent
    https://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/movies/bs-fe-rat-film-20180226-story.html

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July 26, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - As news and social media focus almost exclusively on the word "#Blackground" in a now infamous tweet from #BetteMidler we don't. Because the real racial bias is a different part of that #BetteMidlertweet. And it needs to be discussed.

Sources:
https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2019/07/26/kirstie-alley-accuses-bette-midler-of-pure-and-real-racism/23778989/
https://www.theroot.com/twitter-spirals-into-chaos-after-maga-gang-finds-bette-1836693981
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_%27n%27_Andy
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-07-25/bette-midler-racist-tweet-trump
https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-bette-midler-racist-twitter-blackground-remark-20190726-hp77rqdngzapzikc4qd36if5qm-story.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRHMybaV4PE
http://www.mvass.com/2015/04/21/dont-miss-stephen-a-smiths-point-black-political-obscurity-is-self-inflicted/

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July 24, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - No one should have to prove themselves innocent of a non-crime. Rep. John #Rattcliffe highlights this at the House Judiciary Committee meeting today. Where do you stand on the #MuellerReport and his Hearing today?

Source:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?462628-1/robert-mueller-testifies-house-judiciary-committee&live&vod

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July 16, 2019 - Excerpt from Talk of the Town on WUTQ 100.7 FM -  Mr. Vass joining the discussion in addressing the sensitive and critical issue of race relations, especially in schools and affecting children. Show hosts are: Jay Aiello, Rocco la Ducca, and Mark Wohlberg. Guest is Howard Potter of A&P Master Images.

 

Source:

http://wutqfm.com/howard-potter-of-ap-master-images-talks-utility-tax-racism-in-utica-schools/

https://wbng.com/news/top-stories/2019/05/09/da-doesnt-recommend-charges-in-alleged-binghamton-strip-search-case/

 

July 19, 2019 - There is a lot of bluster surrounding a national minimum wage of $15/hr. Sometimes (like in the case of Rep. Anthony Brindisi) the glib soundbites conflict. But we look at the issue from 2013 to the vote on HR 582, to see what it will mean to the future of America. Recorded on Facebook Live

  • Sources:
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/582/text
    https://www.facebook.com/RepBrindisi/
    http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/36065?fbclid=IwAR02LejgR9kEmp5ruRKYnT5PGJ8ckr5F6aqKj2DvL-DT2aeGIMrb7YZXrTY
    http://www.mvass.com/2013/03/20/sen-elizabeth-warren-makes-sense-for-a-re-election-campaign/
    https://www.cbo.gov/publication/55410#section1
    http://www.mvass.com/2015/01/21/what-does-the-proposed-increase-in-minimum-wage-really-mean-to-new-yorkers/
    https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2018/home.htm
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nyc-restaurants-cut-staff-hours-to-cope-with-minimum-wage-hike-hitting-15/
    https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/02/06/two-new-studies-published-about-the-seattle-minimum-wage-ordinance/
    http://www.mvass.com/2014/07/27/if-the-fry-guy-is-worth-15hour/

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July 19, 2019 - Ever wonder what makes the so-called "Squad" special? We don't know either but we discuss it. As well as the insanity of Progressives picking and choosing what the youth are capable of, in the best interest of their next election. Plus Ilhan Omar and BDS. What do you think?

  • Sources:
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/16/dem_rep_tlaib_to_pelosi_acknowledge_the_fact_that_we_are_women_of_color.html
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/453542-omar-tlaib-lewis-introduce-resolution-affirming-right-to-participate-in
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/18/rep_lee_zeldin_shame_on_ilhan_omar_for_propping_up_bds_movement_blaming_israel.html
    https://time.com/5627764/new-york-raises-smoking-age-21/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/19/donald-trumps-2020-re-election-campaign-starts-selling-plastic-straws/1775841001/
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/22/england-plastic-straws-ban
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hannahleung/2018/04/21/five-asian-countries-dump-more-plastic-than-anyone-else-combined-how-you-can-help/#1500ed0c1234

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July 15, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - There is no shortage of controversies that surround #LauraLoomer. Then there are the many memes, not to mention bans from social media. So we spoke to her to get her direct unedited live response. You can decide for yourself, with this interview that asked tough questions and got answers on #Muslimbans, the billion dollar Facebook/social media #lawsuit, President Trump, and more.

 

  • Source:
    LauraLoomer.us

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July 14, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - We traverse the path to the #ICE immigration raids set to cover 9 cities across America today. While the Government does its duty, #AOC and Rep. Garcia attack #TomHoman, and defend illegal aliens. Which is the path that best protects Americans? Which path do you agree with? Let us know.
 
  • Sources:
  • https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/politics/mumps-chicken-pox-quarantine-ice/index.html
  • http://www.mvass.com/2019/06/11/will-the-next-caravan-bring-a-pandemic-to-the-southern-border/
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/14/anxious-immigrants-across-country-fear-ice-deportation-raids/1717524001/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HRKjwEVb2o
  • https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1325
  • https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1149777105296777217?s=04&fbclid=IwAR2Er4cPxlFB_7TN2ySCC9-uqtmC7FFns9M3cfCBdqnbMNFn-QJMG07ImYc
  • https://www.facebook.com/ElectMichaelVasquezNY
  • https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/11/nancy-pelosi-democrats-urge-illegal-immigrants-res/
 
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July 12, 2019 - While the scandal behind US Women's Soccer captain Megan Rapinoe continues to grow, 25% of the Senate has invited her and the team to D.C. What do you want your representatives in Congress to say to these women?

  • Sources:
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-megan-rapinoe-kneels-20160916-snap-story.html
    https://youtu.be/VzD6sx-9YHI
    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2019/07/10/megan-rapinoe-smirks-refuses-to-put-hand-over-heart-during-national-anthem-at-world-cup-parade/
    https://news.yahoo.com/female-senators-us-women-soccer-team-equal-pay-140032722.html
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452698-female-senators-invite-us-womens-soccer-team-to-visit-capitol
    https://www.facebook.com/ElectMichaelVasquezNY/posts/1070920679774859

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July 9, 2019 - So much intrigue in the world and the local races. Did the US Women's #soccer drag an American flag? Are primary elections being subverted? Is the #NY-22 race finished with the announcement of Steve Cornwell as a candidate? What does #Cornwell bring to the table? We find out in this episode.

  • Sources:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/04/world/americas/venezuela-police-abuses.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMkIi2vWHU
    http://www.cornwellforthepeople.com/

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July 7, 2019 - TECN TV New York - There is still more to be said about Colin Kaepernick's attack on Quaker Betsy Ross and her flag. Like what Frederick Douglass and Jesse owens thought of America. So we compare the privileged Kaepernic to Owens. But the big feature is immigration. We track the way politicians from coast to coast are using illegal aliens to polarize elections, protect partisanship, and use taxpayer funding for it all. It's aggravating if you step back and see the big picture.

 

  • Sources:
  • http://innovativehistory.com/ih-blog/jesseowens
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/supreme-court-citizenship-census-immigrants.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2019/06/19/new-york-will-give-licenses-undocumented-drivers-some-county-clerks-refuse-comply/?utm_term=.729a117da5e5
    https://www.ice.gov/doclib/foia/reports/detaineedeaths-2003-2017.pdf
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-congresswoman-secretly-sending-staff-into-mexico-to-coach-asylum-seekers
    https://www.newsweek.com/cory-booker-mexico-migrant-women-asylum-claims-1447519
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/2020_democratic_presidential_nomination-6730.html

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July 3, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - Candidate #GeorgePhillips joins us live in-studio, to discuss his goals for the #NY-22 race. Already the race looks to have a 3-way primary, with the potential of additional candidates on the horizon. What is his reason to run a 4th time? What does he bring to the table? Where does he stand on the issues?

 

George Phillips: https://www.phillipsfornewyork.com/

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July 3, 2019 - No Soundbites Allowed - A great marketing move would be to celebrate America during the 4th of July. An easy way to get patriotic sales you might think, as did #Nike. Until #ColinKaepernic cried racism.

  • Sources:
    https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/07/arizona-governor-blocks-incentives-for-nike-factory-over-flag-controversy.html
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-02/nike-pulls-betsy-ross-flag-shoes-at-kaepernick-s-urging-wsj
    https://www.businessinsider.com/nike-betsy-ross-sneaker-conservative-boycott-after-withdrawal-2019-7

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July 3, 2019 - NO Soundbites Allowed - #Ethics violations and endangering the public by breaking #HomelandSecurity regulations would be enough to end most political careers. Councilman Dan #Livingston seems to want to push the limits and go for a trifecta. His latest endeavor? Willfully spread fake facts and misinformation - except he gets caught and spanked on video.

Sources:
http://www.mvass.com/2019/01/10/councilman-livingstons-day-1-ethics-violations/
http://www.mvass.com/2019/01/23/public-comment-on-ethics-and-transparency-at-binghamton-city-council/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNkpTwBa7ic

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