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Hello everyone! I have not been as regular writing lately, but I’ll admit that it is more of a challenge to write now than it was when I started the blog last spring. When I started this, I was at a job where I was on my feet all day. So, coming home and sitting at the computer was easy. Now, I have a job where I sit at a computer all day :) It’s great, but when I come home, I don’t always want to continue sitting at a computer. So, it is easier for me to do the research and talk about it rather than write a lot. However, I’ll continue as I am able.
My main point is about the podcast. I have purposefully refrained from badgering everyone to contribute to the continuation of the podcast. I put the fundraiser up and have posted a couple of small reminders here and there, but that’s it. Perhaps I should have done more, but I have trusted that if you really do want the podcast to continue, as I do, maybe the support would come. Well, I am here today saying that, as I type this, there is just about 35 hours left on the fundraiser and I only have one pledge. Simply put, this thing cannot start up again without your support. Unless a miracle happens in the next day or so, it’s not looking good. I’d love to do it, I just cannot make it happen on my own.
So, it’s up to you, friends. If you want it to continue, please see what you can do to help. If 99 people pledge $20, then we’re golden! That’s not bad. If you can, please click here to go to the site and pledge. Nobody’s card is charged unless the “tilt” amount is met, which is $2000.00.
Whatever happens, thank you for reading.
Hello, everybody! I hope all is well here in cyberworld. I apologize for no activity lately. I have been on vacation for the past week and I took a vacation from most online activity, as well. The news pretty much drives me absolutely batty most of the time, so I opted to unplug and try to relax, read, and do various other things over the week. This evening, as I decided to find out what I’ve been missing, I saw this story that I have to share with you.
The story, from CNS News, describes Worcester, MA, in a lame attempt at getting citizens’ guns, as offering a free flu shot and a gift card to a local store in return for any “unwanted and unloaded” guns for the police to take. So, let’s think about this . . . a government body is asking citizens to give up their 2nd amendment right, and their ability to defend themselves against the always-armed-criminals. Before continuing, keep in mind the price of guns that are legally purchased. Depending on what the buyer wants, they can range anywhere from $150 to $10,000, as a rough estimate. The gift card amounts offered in Worcester’s effort are as follows:
$25 for long rifles
$50 for handguns
$75 for any semi-auto weapons
Then, I know in my area, I can walk into any CVS or Walgreens, or some place like that, and get a flu shot for $25, or so. Some employers (like mine) offer them for free to anyone who wants one.
So, a best case scenario, the legal citizens that turn in a legal gun to city officials, and give up their right and ability to defend themselves, will get about $100 worth of “goods.” How stupid do these officials think people are? Alas, I’m sure some will give in . . . I would say those that do are probably Obama voters, but, then again, they don’t believe in guns and the 2nd amendment to begin with. Also, in all fairness, the story says this program has existed since 2002. That’s just a very unfair trade.
Don’t know about you, but my freedom is worth a lot more than a worthless gift card and flu shot!
By they way, I have also noticed that no activity has happened on the fundraiser for podcast equipment. Don’t forget about this! If you would like the podcast to continue and can help to that end, I’m ready to jump on it and do it! It can’t happen all on my own, though. If you want to contribute, click here and help out!
Finally, after 3 days of trying to get Crowdtilt to communicate with Facebook, a simple suggestion from one Crowdtilt’s customer service folks did the trick. (Thank you, again, Angela.) Now that things have been linked up, I can announce to you that the Unapologetically Right fundraiser has begun and will run through Wednesday, December 19th at 6 pm. As I have mentioned before, if you believe in what Unapologetically Right stands for and if you enjoy the podcast (or at least believe it has a place out there), please help bring the podcast back. As I mentioned in the previous post, I simply do not have the means of doing it on my own these days. If we come together, it can be done! Please give what you can, there is no minimum.
My minimum goal is $2,000 and specifics are laid out in the previous post. If we can raise more than that, then all the better! That just helps things that much more! Please know, if you do give, your card will NOT be charged until the minimum goal is reached. So, if the end of the campaign arrives and we have not reached $2,000, no one’s card will be charged anything . .. nothing lost, so there is no risk if things don’t pan out. As long as we pass it and as soon as I get the equipment, I will post copies of all receipts so you will know where every penny is spent. Also, please know that U.R. is not set up as a “real” organization of any kind, so any contributions are not tax deductible, unfortunately.
I hope this to be the only fundraiser we do, so please spread the word! After you give, share this post, share links, whatever you can do! The more people that help, the sooner we can get this rolling again, and the less it will take from each person!
Are you in? Click here to help us out.
Thank you again for any help in getting the show back up!
As promised, I come to you asking for help. To briefly recap for any who may not know, the Unapologetically Right podcast was put on a surprising and indefinite hiatus recently. A couple of weeks ago, Dan quit. We had been on different pages and, with everything else he had going on in life, he decided it was best for him to not be a part anymore. He has, however, offered to help me get the proper equipment and get set up to carry it on my own. I have enjoyed bringing the show to you and I hope to continue . . . soon. Several of you have emailed, stating that you love the show and hope it can continue. With the suggestion of a couple of friends and a U.R. listener, I have compiled a list of the equipment needed to carry the show on.
I hate asking for help when dealing with money. However, I am taking the chance because I think the Unapologetically Right voice needs to be out there and I cannot make it happen on my own right now. If you believe enough in what I’ve been doing, I hope you will consider helping. In wanting to be the best steward with any help you give, I (with Dan’s suggestions) have come up with the big things that are needed. The criteria in choosing these were to find something that will be good for a long time without becoming obsolete in 6 months and not completely over priced. I am looking at stuff that is relatively conservative, but will keep the quality that Unapologetically Right has set. Also, my goal was to find reasonable equipment that will allow me to expand in the future (with more guests, co-hosts, etc.), again, without having to buy more equipment at that time. So, with that being said, here are the big items needed to resurrect the podcast as soon as possible.
- Computer – My computer is about 11 years old and does not have the minimum requirements to run the software. It is also so old that it can no longer be updated. In an ideal universe, I would be looking to buy a new iMac for around $1,300. However, being that I’m asking for your help, I want to be as economical as possible. So, I can do what I need to do on a laptop that is around $500. The biggest challenge is finding one that has a firewire port, or has the capability of adding one. That will be the biggest issue in computer choice, but I hope to keep that around $500, if not less.
- Recording interface and software – This is the biggest item and is what is used to record and produce the show. There is a bundle where the interface includes the software that I am eyeballing. It is Avid’s Pro Tools MBox Pro. This runs at $1,000, but gives me the capability to do whatever I want/need and expand down the road. This is a similar rig Dan used and comes with his recommendation as “best bang for the buck.”
- Broadcast microphones, etc. – I need the necessary mics . Dan has offered to sell me the ones we used for half price what he paid for them new. They are not that old or very used, so this is a great way to save a couple hundred dollars, help him recoup some personal cost and have quality mics. $300 will pay for 2 broadcast mics and the portable digital recorder we use for talking to people on the street, or doing random interviews.
- Other needs usually pop up, like mic stands, cables, adapters, headphones and various other things. I don’t have a definite price on those as I have focused on the main items. I am setting the fundraising goal to an even $2,000. If you have the means of giving for the show to continue, please do. Also, please know, if we break the $2,000 goal, you don’t have to stop! This goal is for the minimum. Any extra contributions can be used for other things. I guarantee, 100% of all contributions will be used for Unapologetically Right’s production.
An example of what’s not on the list is an external device on which to play the audio clips during the show. Dan used an iPad. I would like something similar that would allow me easy access to load audio clips and drops and play them in the show. This is not an absolute necessity so I have not included it in the minimal list. It would definitely make life easier, though! So, again, if by chance we break the $2,000 goal, feel free to give beyond that because it will definitely help the show!
With your help, the show can resume soon. My goal is for the beginning of the year. Please share this with everyone you know that may have an interest. We can work together and do this! This country has never needed to be reminded of its roots more than now!
I will set up a fundraising campaign on Crowdtilt. Look for a direct link to the campaign soon so you can contribute. The beauty of this is no one’s card is charged unless the goal is met! There is absolutely no risk to anyone, and full accountability if we reach the goal! (In fact, I’ll pledge right now, that if you help the podcast resume, I will post copies of receipts of every penny spent – with “sensitive” info blacked out of course – so you will know where your contributions are used.)
Thank you very much for your trust and support.
Today, I’d like to share with you a bit of where I am, my vision for Unapologetically Right and my hope of re-starting the podcast as soon as possible. As I mentioned yesterday, this is certainly not the time to lie down. I do believe that America is in a horrible position and that, though it will be monumentally excruciating to pull us back to our principles, we must work to that end. We must roll up our sleeves, stand together, and keep pushing ahead. This is about diligence and perseverance. We must not allow freedom to die on our watch! Too many people have sacrificed their lives for freedom and we cannot stand idly by, so I hope you will stand with me!
Enough of the pep rally.
Have you seen any shows or movies that depict someone with amnesia, or some form of memory loss? I don’t know how this works in real life, but in the movies we usually see someone from that person’s life remind them of familiar things and places. They try to do things that may trigger a memory so the one with the memory loss will remember. Remembering is the key. The belief seems to be, if the person remembers who he/she is (and what his/her life was), they can be restored. I think that can be true of America, too! If we remember who we are and where we’ve come from, we can be restored! It is a long, hard road, but it can be done! Yes, we need spiritual revival, but we must remember who we are, as well. We must know our founding fathers, our founding documents, our history . . . as it was, not as it has been revised.
My hope in starting Unapologetically Right last February was to educate people on the lies and lawlessness in our government, along with educating on what the Constitution says. I, also, included our history and the Bible. That quickly grew into the weekly podcast, as many of you heard until last week. I had an unexpected change when Dan decided to leave U.R. (For those interested, I spoke with Dan a couple of nights ago and all is well. He will not be working with U.R., as stated, but our friendship is all good and he will be helping me get it rolling on my own when that time comes.) I know that some of you have already expressed how much you miss the show, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that! Thank you! I, also, miss doing it! I know that many people find it easier, and probably more entertaining, to listen to something rather than read. That being said, here’s where I am . . .
Once I am able, I plan on resuming the podcasts. I believe that the podcasts have a vital role in the U.R. efforts. Like the comments about the amnesia patient above, I believe that America needs to be reminded of who she is. I want to remind us of our history, of who we were, what we came from, what we endured, and what shaped us to be the best country on the planet. You can bet that I’ll continue to point out the complete idiocy that is the out of control government, but I want to put a special focus on remembering who and what America is and why. Until we have a clear picture of who we once were, we will never realize how far we’ve strayed and, therefore, will not have a path back to sanity. We must remember! Along with that, as I mentioned yesterday, I do not believe any good change will come to this country without a change in our heart and spirit. It cannot happen without a spiritual revival. So, I may end up putting a little more focus on Biblical principles, as well. I hope it will be encouraging and informative to the point that you will want to share it with others.
As I have mentioned, I do not have the necessary equipment to do the show right now, nor do I have the means of buying the equipment. The reason I bring that up is to say that I would love to be doing the show now. I know some of you want to be hearing the show right now. I believe the show needs to be available to any who may stumble across it, as well. However, just as I approached Dan several months ago and told him my vision, I explained to him that I have the desire and vision, but cannot do it on my own. I was unable to make it happen without help at that time. That remains true today. I really want this to happen, but cannot do it without some help. So, I come to you.
With Dan’s help, I will be compiling a list of what I need to do the show and keep the quality we are all used to. I will price some options in an attempt to be as cost effective as possible, but as good and dependable as possible. Then, I will let you all know what will be required. That is where I am asking you to stand with me, if you believe in what I have been doing and plan on doing. If you want it to continue and have the means to give, I would ask that you consider helping get the show up and running as soon as possible. If this is done on my own, it will be months before I could even think of doing it. With adequate help, however, it would only be a matter of getting what is needed and learning how to use it effectively. I’ll post specifics later. Don’t worry, this is the only time I will do something like this! For now, please pray and consider if you’d be able and willing to help. Then, when I post the specifics, you’ll know and we can all move ahead together, as a team that just wants our country back!
Thanks, everyone! Stay tuned!
Today, I announce bad news. Unapologetically Right has changed significantly this week. Due to differing visions on how to operate the podcast and the scope of the show, Dan has decided to leave and is no longer a part of Unapologetically Right. That means no more podcasts and the live broadcast we had planned for election night, Nov. 6th, is dead. It is a blow to what I have believed we are doing here, and what I intend to continue doing. I do not have the means of producing a weekly podcast on my own right now, so Unapologetically Right will go back to being just a blog . . . as it was in the beginning . . . just me and the blog.
My hope is that Mike and I can resume the podcast as soon as possible, but don’t expect that real soon. I don’t have the necessary equipment nor do I have the kind of extra money it will take to obtain such equipment. I have tossed around an idea of trying a Kickstarter campaign, should any of you believe in what we do enough to help us get what is necessary to resume the podcast sooner rather than later. However, that is a mere consideration at this point. Stay tuned to see if that happens. Whether it does, or not, please know that I am still here and will post pertinent info and thoughts on the blog as I am able. As far as I know, Mike will be contributing occasionally, as well.
So, a change has happened, but it is nothing that will stop what U.R. is all about – standing for God, Truth, America’s founding principles, freedom and the American way of life.
Thank you for your support in reading and listening to the shows that we have done. Stay tuned for more on the blog (and hopefully more podcasting in the future)!
This week’s podcast has been posted. Check it out and let’s do what we can to save our country starting with this election!
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Yes, that’s right! This week’s episode of the podcast is up and ready for your listening pleasure. It’s a “week in review” episode, so we cover several topics, including the most recent presidential debate.
You know how we do it – click here, go to the Podcast tab, or iTunes.
Also, as we mention in the show, there’s another giveaway this week! Listen for details and to enter, just email us at email@example.com and let us know your interest. Be sure to give us your name and address so we’ll know where to mail it!
Hey, everyone, we will be recording a couple of podcasts this weekend and for one of the shows we’re working on, we want your input!
If you’d like to give us your opinion for possible use on the show, please let us know what you believe it means to be American. That’s it! What does it mean to be American? Or if it’s easier to think of it as defining American ideals, do that. Let us know by commenting below, emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook or Twitter (#unapoloright).
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!
This week’s podcast episode has been posted for your listening pleasure. This week, we get into some of the ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood’s project and OIC’s 10 year plan. Same song and dance . . . . iTunes, here, or click on the podcast tab. Have fun and thanks for listening!
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