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Mad as Hell? Help Sink the $787 Billion Stimulus

Today, Friday, February 27, 2009, thousands of outraged voters will rally in cities throughout America to protest Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package.

 CAPTION: Rick: Protest suits him to a “tea.”

Rick: Protest suits him to a “tea.”

And BlogTalkRadio’s Grizzly Groundswell team will be there every step of the way as the events unfold.

Dubbed the Chicago Nationwide Tea Party, this grassroots cam- paign was inspired by CNBC on-air editor Rick Santelli.

While reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on February 19, Rick challenged the president to let the American people decide whether or not they want to fork over their hard- earned tax dollars

“Why don’t you put up a website and let people vote on the Internet as a referendum to see if we want to subsidize losers’ mortgages – or would we [rather] reward people who can carry the water instead of drink the water?”

CAPTION: The live shot heard ‘round the world: “President Obama, are you listening?” asked Rick.

The live shot heard ‘round the world: “President Obama, are you listening?” asked Rick.

Twenty-four hours later, Top Con- servatives on Twitter (TCOT) had heeded Rick’s call, setting the Nationwide Tea Party in motion.

In all, participants in more than 30 cities – including Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cleveland, Seattle, Sacramento, Atlanta, Tulsa and Hartford – will be piling out into their town squares to make their dissatisfaction known, while offering more fair solutions to our nation’s financial crisis.

Many will be dressed as Revolutionary War figures, while staging tea- dumping ceremonies.

Chad: Growling at Obama’s bailout.

Chad: Growling at Obama’s bailout.

“This is just our opening shot across the bow,” TCOT’s Shelli Dawdy tells us. “There will be more action in the coming months, as the nonsense out of Washington shows no signs of abating.”

Other organ- izations helping rally support for the events include the United Republican Fund, Smart Girl Politics, Don’t Go Movement, Heartland Institute and The American Spectator magazine.

Hosted by Chad Everson, the three-hour Grizzly Groundswell special, featuring live reports from correspondents in each participating city, kicks off at 11 a.m. ET.

To tune in to the special, click here.

To learn more about the Nationwide Tea Party, click here.

To see Rick’s call to action, click here.

‘Game On!’ Commentators Pull No Punches on BlogTalkRadio’s Hot New Political Show

Had enough of fat-cat Fortune 500 execs crying poverty after running their companies into the ground – then having the gall to asked Uncle Sam for multi-billion-dollar bailout packages?

John: Jabs at "Joe the Plumber."

Fed up with psychopathic hedge-fund managers who swindle their clients out of $50 billion?

Can’t stand the thought of another one of America’s governors getting caught, proverbially or literally, with his pants down?

Can't abide Motown madness.

Shomari: Can't abide Motown madness.

Then have we got a trio of acid- tongued commentators for you!

Tonight on Game On! with Ross and McLaughlin, Boston Herald writer/editor John Breneman and Shomari McKenzie of WKXN Radio in Montgomery, Ala., bring you their weekly “Satirical Soapbox” segments.

Shomari takes on the “poor-mouthing” Big Three automakers, and John answers the question, “Whatever happened to ‘Joe the Plumber?’” – while also revealing who’ll be replacing the departing Alan Colmes on Fox New Channel’s Hannity & Colmes.

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Chad: Don't ignore real news.

Chad Everson, meanwhile – whose change-loathing “Grizzly Growl” reports focus on issues that are paid scant attention by the national media – brings you the true story of a heroic Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

Hosted by Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin – winners of FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers competition – Game On! delivers a spirited West Coast-East Coast, conservative-liberal, black-white take on the week’s most provocative political issues.

To get your Game On! – and hear John, Shomari and Chad every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET – click here.

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‘Game On!’ America’s Top Blog Talkers Lead the Charge for Change

With next month’s inauguration of hoops-shooting Barack Obama comes a new era in American history.

And with it, a new chapter in talk-radio history – one in which conservative-dominated dials must adapt to our nation’s voracious appetite for change.

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But by that time, BlogTalkRadio will be ready. Because tonight at 8 p.m. ET we’re getting a jump on the changing of the guard with the launch of Game On!.

John: Brash Beantown wag.

Shomari

Shomari: Wicked D.C. wit.

Hosted by Kevin Ross – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David McLaughlin – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – the hour-long show features a spirited West Coast- East Coast, conservative-liberal, black-white take on the week’s most provocative political issues.

Kevin and David began making waves in October by taking top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers, a tournament to select America’s best blog talkers from each side of the political spectrum. Their prize?  A weeklong gig co-hosting FOX Across America with Spencer Hughes.

Regular Game On! commentators include Boston-based John Breneman of the Boston Herald, and Washington, D.C.-based Shomari McKenzie of WKXN Radio in Montgomery, Ala. – who’ll be weighing in with “Satirical Soapbox” reports.  These devilish diatribes tip their hats to Andy Rooney while kicking things up a notch.

Our man in middle America.

Chad: Change THIS.

Also, Princeton, Minn.-based Chad Everson of BlogTalkRadio’s Grizzly Groundswell – a Battle of the Blog Talkers finalist – focuses on issues concerning middle America, with his conserv- ative-as-ever “Grizzly Growl” reports.

Plus, newsmaker guests from inside and out of the Beltway.

And last but not least, live listener chats, calls and (dare we say) confrontations.

To get your game on, click here.

America’s Got a New Commander in Chief! (But Is Change Indeed on the Horizon?)

The promise of a better America.

Obama: The promise of a new nation.

Barack Obama has done it – gone and won the White House in what may prove to be the most significant presid- ential race of the past century.

But now that the mud has dried and the senator from Illinois stands be- fore us promising change, where do we the people stand?

That’s the million billion trillion-dollar question America’s top blog talkers are vowing to answer – or pass out trying.

Last month, Kevin Ross – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David McLaughlin – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers.

Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unpreced- ented event.

Tonight they’ll host a marathon special that’ll give scores of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether Obama is equipped to lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unem- ployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, BlogTalkRadio’s Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

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Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But in the spirit of a new beginning, no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if it means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence and…” add Kevin.

“It’ll be my pleasure,” says David.

Marathon Special to Take America’s Post-Election Pulse: Real Change – or Just More of the Same?

One of the longest White House races in U.S. history draws to a close tomorrow.

But come the day after, when the mud has dried, the votes have been counted and a president-elect stands before us promising change, where will we the people stand?

That’s what Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin are bent on finding out. And who better for the job than America’s best blog talkers?exitpoll-home-page1

Last month, Kevin – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers. Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unprecedent- ed event.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, they’ll host a marathon BlogTalkRadio special that’ll give hundreds of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether the president-elect can lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unemployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of PBS Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if that means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence,” says Kevin.

Marathon Special to Take America's Post-Election Pulse: Real Change – or Just More of the Same?

One of the longest White House races in U.S. history draws to a close tomorrow.

But come the day after, when the mud has dried, the votes have been counted and a president-elect stands before us promising change, where will we the people stand?

That’s what Kevin Ross and David McLaughlin are bent on finding out. And who better for the job than America’s best blog talkers?exitpoll-home-page1

Last month, Kevin – an African-American Republican from Los Angeles – and David – a white Democrat from outside Atlanta – took top honors in FOX News Radio’s Battle of the Blog Talkers. Now, the odder-than-odd odd couple is teaming up for an unprecedent- ed event.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5, they’ll host a marathon BlogTalkRadio special that’ll give hundreds of voters the opportunity to weigh in on whether the president-elect can lead our nation out of the quagmire of financial-market implosion, rising unemployment, escalating street crime, prohibitively expensive health care, still-unapprehended terrorist leaders, a protracted Iraqi War and other blights the Bush administration failed to tame.

Kicking off at 6 p.m. and running live until 12 a.m. ET, Exit Poll ’08 will feature pundits from both sides the political spectrum, including:

Farai Chideya, host of National Public Radio’s News & Notes, Val Zavala, anchor of PBS Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, Lee Bailey, publisher of the Electronic Urban Report, Rev. Leonard Jackson, special advisor to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Julie Vanderpost, chairperson for California Republican Women for McCain, Wendy Davis, national field & training director for 21st Century Democrats, and Martha Mitchell Zoller, host of The Martha Zoller Show on WDUN-AM in Gainesville, Ga.

Also joining Kevin and David will be fellow BlogTalkRadio hosts – and fellow Battle of the Blog Talkers contestants – Chad Everson and Andrea Shea King.

But no pundit’s voice will be more important than yours: Kevin and David will do their damndest to get as many callers on the air as possible.

“Even if that means…” notes David.

“Breaking in on each other mid-sentence,” says Kevin.

Kevin Captures Round 2 of Battle for America’s Top Blog Talker

Call him The Close Call Kid!

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Kevin: a slim victory.

Kevin Ross of Los Angeles edged out Chad Everson of Princeton, Minn. – by one vote – in Round 2 of Battle of the Blog Talkers, the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum.

Kevin’s squeaker of a victory (decided by listeners voting via mobile-text message and an online poll) was announced today by FOX News Radio anchor Spencer Hughes on Fox Across America, which is hosting the historic debate series.

The Heading Right hosts debated whether the fact that many GOP leaders voted against Congress’ $700 billion Wall Street bailout signaled a sea change in the Republican party.

This evening at 10 p.m. ET on BlogTalkRadio’s The Kevin Ross Show, Kevin will discuss the presidential debates, as well as the Battle of the Blog Talkers competition. So be sure to call in and congratulate him.

And later tonight, we’ll tell you what topic tomorrow’s Heading Right contestants will be scrapping over, and which of the two Heading Left contestants won Round 3 today.

So don’t touch that mouse under any circumstances.

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The ‘Battle’ for America’s Best Blog Talker Rages On!

Round 2 of Battle of the Blog Talkers – the weeklong FOX News Radio tournament to determine the best BlogTalkRadio talkers from each side of the political spectrum – kicks off today at 2 p.m. EDT, with Heading Right hosts Kevin Ross of Los Angeles and Chad Everson of Princeton, Minn., jumping into the fray.

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Their topic?

Has there been a fundamental shift in the Republican party – as evid- enced by the fact that most GOP leaders voted nay on the $700 bil- lion Wall Street bailout?

And tomorrow, Heading Left moves into Round 3, as David McLaughlin of Rome, Ga., takes on Tom D’Antoni of Portland, Ore., in an East-West coastal collision you do not want to miss.