Part 1: Ray and Joe Bruno talk about the US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Pres. Trump’s disputes over the State of the Union Address and Pelosi’s scheduled trip to Afghanistan. They take a call about whether or not Pres. Obama would have done what Trump has done. Part 2: The boys talk about the snow heading our way. The discussion turns to football and the games this weekend. They take a call regarding the last segment and Pres. Obama’s “wall” around the National monument during his shutdown. Part 3: Ray and Joe continue to talk about the government shutdown and Pelosi trip. Part 4: They talk about the pharmaceutical business. The pharmacies don’t make a lot of money. They don’t set prices, the drug companies are making all of the money. Which leads to the discussion about Gov. Mills’ plans. They also talk about Hannah Pingree and why/how is she qualified to head of the new Office of Innovation and the Future. The new department is suppose to be finding innovative ways to tackle the opioid crisis, expanding broadband statewide and other issues. Part 5: Ray and Joe talk about the border and the drugs coming into our country, the American kids that need help and before illegal immigrants. Part 6: The discussion is about media and the truth. They talk about the hunt for Trump and the level of dishonesty. Ray says that there is no honor left in our country, except in the military and first responders. They talk about faith, babies, abortion, government’s role. Part 7: Ray reads a text message about hate/abortion and responds to it. Part 8: Joe tells Ray about a faction that would like to make it so that there is open voting. Joe explains what that means. They take a call about Christianity and hating the actions, not the person. Abortion is a continued topic. Ray talks about the left’s priority and South Portland Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt, who has sponsored bill LD 20, which will provide taxpayer funding of abortions in Maine. Part 9: Joe asks if anyone out there is regretting their decision to vote for Gov. Mills. Ray says “its only been 2 weeks”. They take a call from Arthur Langley. Part 10: Joe educates the public about how the bonds work. The bonds are released based on the fiscal health of the state. With every bond, we have to be able to pay for them. They talk about the referendum process. The boys talk about the “new/modern” Democrat party vs the “old/traditional” party. Ray brings up the inauguration bathroom signs. Ray brings up the New York gender X for their birth certificates. Part 11: Ray and Joe talk about the state’s spending budget. Keep your eye on the ball. They talk about the state funding basically disability insurance for everyone with their paid sick leave bills. Joe brings up the plans that Ethan Strimling has for the city of Portland.
Part 1: Ray wants everyone to pay attention to what is really going on in Augusta. They might have some smooth words and sweet talk, but we have to know what Augusta has in store for us Mainers. Ray lays out some of his thoughts. Part 2: Ray talks about Fox News and their new format. They have Lee Greenwood singing which leads to him talking about some of the other great ones that he has had the privilege of seeing in concert in their later years.
Ray welcomes Mr. James Broughel, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and adjunct professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School. Mercatus Center have developed a unique tool known as “State RegData”, a platform for analyzing and quantifying state regulatory text. State RegData accomplishes this in mere minutes by connecting relevant keywords that can signify legal constraints and obligations such as “shall,” “must,” “may not,” “prohibited,” and “required.” He has done this for Maine. Here is the link for his results.
The Maine Heritage Policy Center holds regular business luncheons at DiMillo’s On the Water from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Portland, ME. He will be speaking at today’s luncheon. The second event is an evening reception in the Optimus Room at the Regatta Banquet and Conference Center in Eliot, ME from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit their website: www.http://mainepolicy.org. They also have an online publication: The Maine Wire.
Ray welcomes News Center Maine‘s Pat Callaghan by phone. Pat tells us about the Project Heat Telethon that News Center Maine is doing today. To donate now keepMEwarm.org. Pat also congratulates News Center Maine’s Jessica Gagne as the First Female to be named Maine Sportscaster of The Year and Mike Lowe of the Portland Press Herald as the Maine Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. The boys discuss Gov. Mills and her pledge to not raise taxes.
Part 1: Ray, Bob Witkowski and Phil Spiller are all in studio. Ray reads a story about how Julian Castro, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, is running for President and his moniker is that he won’t pardon Trump. Then he reads a story about Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her failing health. Then the boys get into a discussion about taxes and how people and companies are moving out of Maine. Ray states, “Money means mobility!” The discussion is about tourism tax. Part 2: Quick little segment that continues the tax burden thoughts.
Part 1: Ray and Visit Portland‘s Bob welcome Discover Downtown Westbrook‘s Phil Spiller. The first topic is the Ice Disc and all of the attention it has been getting. The boys turn their attention to some of the other great things that are happening in Westbrook, especially the new complex being build. Rock Row will be more than just a shopping center, there will be a music venue. Part 2: Bob continues with some of the great things happening and to look for in our communities. Concerts coming to the area will be announced soon.
Part 1: Ray and Debi talk about the York County Republican Party meeting and their elections last night. John Kenny was elected to lead them this year. Ray heads to the State of the Union Address and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s request to delay because they need to have more security. Ray and Debi also take on Maine Speaker Sarah Gideon and her “cockamamie” bill to give 12 weeks of paid leave. Part 2: Ray continues his thoughts on the paid sick time bill and disability insurance. Why is it the appropriate roll of government to take care of you. Why are you not responsible for yourself. Maine has always been known for their work ethic.
Part 1: Ray welcomes Lori Parham, State Director of AARP Maine to the studio. They talk about the college sports. Then, they talk about Gov. Janet Mills’ authorization of the sale of $15 million in senior housing bonds that were approved by voters three years ago. They also talk about solvable problems that need to be solved. Infrastructure issues such as broadband, roads, cell phone. They also talk about property tax. Part 2: Ray takes the discussion back to yesterday’s conclusion on the bond process with the senior housing. They talk about the role of AARP Maine and their advocacy choices. For more information on AARP Maine you can contact Lori statewide 1-866-554-5380, Email: ME@aarp.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/aarpmaine, Twitter: www.twitter.com/aarpmaine, Website: www.aarp.org/me.
Part 1: Ray sings a little song he made up….Fox News Radio’s Simon Owen calls in to catch us up with PM Theresa May’s defeat on her Brexit deal. Simon was live and on the ground. Ray and Debi ask some in depth questions. Part 2: Ray tries to explain what statewide means to Sarah Gideon. The bigger cities can withstand some of the crazy plans that they have in mind, but the already struggling rural areas won’t be able to withstand. Part 3: Ray reads the story about CNN legal analyst Areva Martin, who accused Fox Nation host David Webb of ‘white privilege’ during a segment on a radio program before he broke the news to her that he was actually black. Part 4: Ray reads a story about the “McJesus” out of Israel’s Christians. Arab Christians say the “McJesus” sculpture in the Haifa Museum of Art is offensive. Ray says that this wouldn’t have happened if this had been done with Allah…. Then, Ray changes direction with the Census citizenship question. A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Part 5: Ray talks about Trump’s conviction to national security. Ray talks about the judicial system’s influence on a President’s orders. (DACA was created with an Executive Order from Pres. Obama, but it can’t overturned by Executive Order from Trump.) Part 6: Former State Rep. Wayne Parry joins Ray in studio to discuss the cockamamie plans that Speaker Sarah Gideon and the State Legislature has in store. Part 7: Ray and Wayne discuss the York County Republican Party. Part 8: The boys talk about Maine’s work ethic. They talk about the mills, and how the Democrats have killed that industry and now they are working on other industries. They talk about Maine’s General fund. Ray then reads an email sent out by the Maine Center for Economic Policy regarding their “Prosperity Budget“.
Part 1: Ray is joined by Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, Former Assistant Minority House Leader Ellie Espling, and Newly Re-Elected GOP Chair Demi Kouzounas. The discussion in this segment is labels. How parties try to put labels on everything, including women. Each woman has an independent thought and should be treated as such. Part 2: Ray talks about how often the ladies have been in studio. He then asks the ladies about what the strategy is for the next couple of years. Demi gives some of her thoughts. They talk about Ranked Choice Voting and how it is now being looked at by other states. Part 3: The panel talks about the Republican party. Demi talks about the election for the Party Chair. Ray states for the record the truth behind candidates and what the strategy and practice of recruiting people to run. Ellie asks the question, “Why would someone want to run if they are demonized by both sides of the party and the Democratic party. Part 4: The panel take a call from Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker. Ray asks him about the lights and pizza leftovers from yesterday’s Clemson visit. Jon describes his trip on Air Force 1 yesterday. Ray asks what will quell the Democrats on the Barr confirmation. They discuss the government shutdown and the wall. Part 5: Ray talks about the “Miracle on the Hudson” and he can’t believe that it was 10 years ago. They also talk about how he feels when his kids get sick. They also talk about 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland. They take a call from Arthur Langley. He reflects on the Republican Party’s history. They continue to talk about the true meaning of success of government. Part 6: Ray asks Ellie to describe what “She Leads” is all about. She gives a definition and would like to get more women involved in politics.
Part 1: Ray and Debi discuss Ray’s joke yesterday about voting for Satan. They take a call from Fox News Radio’s Rachel Sutherland about Barr’s confirmation hearing today, Taco Salad Thursday and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s replacement Matthew Whitaker and Mueller’s probe. Part 2: Ray gives a brief overview of today’s show and hits a little on why he thinks we lost so big in November. He also touches on the Kavanaugh Hearings and the accusers that later came out to say that what they accused him of, didn’t actually happen. Part 3: Ray talks about a “This Day In History” back in 1962 when Kennedy was asked about our involvement in Vietnam. Part 4: Ray gives a shout out to Pitstop Fuel for their generous donation to a family in hard times. Ray reads some of the headlines. He also mentions that Carol Channing passed away at 97 years old. He goes back to the drug war and how much fentanyl has been seized at the southern border. He asks about how Schumer and Pelosi can think that they have kept the borders safe. He talks about Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was stripped of his committee assignments by his fellow House Republicans Monday evening following bipartisan condemnation of King’s recent remarks on white supremacy and white nationalism. Part 5: Ray reads a story about the Oxford Sheriff’s Office that had an issue with their gas bill. Sheriff Wainwright filled 20 cars with his own money. There was an issue before he took office.
Part 1: Ray and David talk about the Mueller Investigation and the Special Council. Part 2: Ray and David congratulates Demi Kouzounas on her re-election as the Maine GOP Party Chair. They talk about the Republican party. Part 3: The boys talk about the Democrat party and their history of controlling the minority party in the guise of “helping” them. Basically, they enslave groups of people with government programs going all the way back to the civil war. The boys talk about the able-minded able-body people and giving a hand up, not a hand out to those people that need a helping hand. Ray and David take a call from frequent caller Larry about work. Part 4: Ray and David discuss a tweet about Fentanyl that has been seized by government officials at the southern border.
Part 1: Ray and David Jones, owner of FO Bailey Real Estate, are joined by Conner Richardson. They talk about the realistic expectations of a seller. How that affects buying and selling property. They talk about the history of FO Bailey and how it has survived through the years. They take a call from Arthur Langley. Conner sold one of their homes and Arthur shares his experience. David, Conner and Ray talk about Kate DiBiase at Northstar Mortgage and how important it is to be qualified so you know what price range to look in.