Life In These United States – No. 2

Here’s a new edition of my little coverage of US issues. My thanks to all those who listened to the first one, and for the kind words about it. I hope people find this one interesting as well. Apologies for this one being a litter longer, clocking in at a bit over 16 minutes. Just too many details to include. Links to everything I talk about are listed below, so everyone can decide for themselves.

Life In These United States No. 2

Audio hosted on EyeTube.


BBC report on AZ law receiving “sympathetic hearing”

10th Amendment

Commerce Clause

Necessary and Proper Clause

Jonny Dymond: the Republicans’ Hispanic Problem

My “Immigration Games” post, including links to Franz Strasser’s reports

Poll showing 45% of Hispanic voters want the Court to uphold AZ law

Hispanic support for Obama dropping

Florida as Hispanic swing state

Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Mitt Romney and Florida

Obama campaign website naming and shaming Romney donors

More on Obama campaign trying to intimidate Romney donors

Corzine still Obama bundler

Media noticing Obama campaign trips on official business

Voter Fraud in Florida

More on Voter Fraud in Florida

Florida voting law

Registering to vote

Absentee ballots are now 25%

ACORN activist convicted of voter fraud in Wisconsin


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28 Responses to Life In These United States – No. 2

  1. john in cheshire says:

    Thanks David, I enjoyed it. A couple of observations : the UK isn’t a signatory to the Schengen agreement. But despite that our border controls might as well not exist. And, I wish we, here in the UK would abolish the right to postal voting, except in certain circumstances such as the armed forces personnel who are on operations outside our country. I also wish that we were required to present some form of ID when voting.
    I look forward to your next report.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Thanks for the correction about the Schengen agreement. I believe that Britain suffers the consequences of it anyway, no?


    • Stan Arnold says:

      Add in ballot boxes with plastic garden ties and cardboard ballet boxes and it’s just a question of how much fraud you want to generate.


  2. Craig says:

    Thanks for all your painstaking work on this, David.

    If only Matt Frei’s defunct Sunday night biasfest, ‘Americana’, had been more like this!


  3. chrisH says:

    Voter fraud…postal ones and Islamic targetting by Labour?
    Unfettered immigration and the liberal wish to sneer at those who oppose it as “racist”?
    Blatant bias against the non-media favourite…inevitably socialist?
    Our two countries face the same thanks for making it clear as crystal!


  4. Deborah says:

    David – thanks from me too – a piece like this takes time to prepare and you have now informed me in a way that a £3 billion organisation seems unable to.


  5. David Vance says:


    That’s excellent. I didn’t get a chance to listen to the first one but I really enjoyed that. Thanks to ASE for hosting also. Am wondering how we can make this intereactive as in maybe doing something after QT liveblog?


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      DV, I’m working on something now to host a live discussion via Skype which can be streamed live (audio only for now, just to keep it simple). I’m also trying to combine that with live phone-in at the same time, so people have a choice. It would be broadcast via Livestream, so nobody would need to log in or download anything just to listen to it. Calling in would require either Skype or a phone call, if I get it all to work properly.

      I thought it might work best if we kept the live chat from QT going and add this on top of it. A couple more kinks to work out and I’ll be in touch with you and ASE for a test.


  6. johnyork says:

    As David has already used the word excellent, Deborah said well done, chrisH, Craig & jic are appreciative, the best I can do is say :
    Cheers Mate !
    And keep it coming please.


  7. Demon says:

    I echo all the above. Praise well deserved. Looking forward to the next one.

    I don’t have Skype so would I not be able to listen in on that one?


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      These segments will be separate, hosted on EyeTube as they are now. Any call-in action will be hosted on, which should be accessible to everyone, no account needed, nothing to download.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Correction: It will be on, as Livestream now requires log-in just to watch anything. Screw that.


  8. John Anderson says:


    Excellent – again

    Tell us – how do you think the BBC is regarded in the US ? They operate on a very large budget – but have a puny DIRECT audience reach in terms of viewership of BBC America ?

    But does BBC stuff get picked up by other channels, by other parts of the US media ?

    Or – is the BBC just a bore to most Americans ?


    I think your view has been that the real danger of the BBC is the biased and false reporting it gives to the UK audience ?


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      How is the BBC regarded in the US? We love the sitcoms (Britcoms, we call them), Monty Python, the mysteries, the costume dramas, Top Gear, and Dr. Who. And we love Dancing With the Stars and some other reality show, which we are told are copied from BBC originals.

      News? Apparently there’s some kind of news report done by people with those same accents on PBS. I hear Left-wing Media luvvies give them awards and whatnot.

      The BBC website folks will of course have eyeball counts showing there’s more interest there. Its ads are a growing revenue stream, as is increasing the licensing of BBC content, plus a subscription iPad app for foreigners. That’s why Mark Thompson is going to become head of BBC Worldwide. So I guess enough of us love the BBC for a good cash grab.

      However, nobody here has any idea about the license fee. And if you tell them the news is biased like it is, people who get their ideas from the same places the Beeboids do don’t see a problem. Nobody else really gives a damn, which is why BBC World News America was cut down to a half hour and dropped from BBC America. That Peabody Award for international reporting done with charming accents by a corporation with a massively larger infrastructure and budget than anyone else doesn’t mean much in the real world.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      I think your view has been that the real danger of the BBC is the biased and false reporting it gives to the UK audience ?

      In a nutshell.


  9. hippiepooter says:

    Accomplished piece. You have a great voice for radio – do you have a face for television! :p


    • johnyork says:

      No Hippy,
      Don’t do an “Archers”
      David Preiser (USA) could be a George Clooney, maybe he could be a Doris Day, or even a Prolly Tuscany Twinboat.
      Somethings are better left alone, after all , the nightmares I have over what Shula (ARCHERS) looks like in my mind’s eye have got nothing to with anybody other than myself and my two psychopathic wives.


      • johnyork says:

        David (USA)
        Please send me your Bank details via e-mail. I’ll settle out of court.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Hippie, I’ve been told I have a face for radio and a voice for silent film.


  10. John Anderson says:


    Here is ex-BBC Martin Bashir – now off the leash of “impartiality is in our genes” – behaving like an absolute scum, his “apology” is craven :


    • Demon says:

      The link to the original clip isn’t working. His apology is so agressive it would appear that he knows he’s been banged to rights.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      I can’t stand Bashir. I’ve been occasionally forced to watch him when at the home of a relative who unfortunately have MSNBC on during the day. Dreadfully shrill, shouting, and openly biased.


  11. Beeboidal says:

    When did it all get nasty? Certainly not when the Tea Party emerged. Perhaps when the Dems contracted Bush Derangement Syndrome. For example, on the eve of the Bush-Kerry election in 2004, Panorama brought us the charming Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

    Beeboid Andy Davies: You don’t think Kerry is tough enough?

    Congresswoman Corrine Brown: I don’t think he is.. I don’t know whether the word is tough, but I don’t think he understands the kind of slime ball he’s in a fight with. I mean he’s down in the gutter with these people.

    Beeboid Andy Davies: And you want him to fight dirty too.

    Congresswoman Corrine Brown: Mr Kerry is a nice man. He’s an officer and a gentleman. He is at war with a bunch of thugs and he’s got to understand that he is fighting like he’s fighting the Mafia or something. I want him to.. listen, cut his [Bush’s] heart out if he have to.


  12. Millie Tant says:

    Very informative and enjoyable. I love it: we gather around the PC for the latest bulletin just as in the old days people used to gather around the wireless, avid for the latest vital news from abroad. Haha! How about that, Beeboids?


  13. DB says:

    I echo the above praise for this second edition.

    Check this tweet out from Daniel Nasaw:

    The word “dummy” is Nasaw’s own condescending contribution. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline summarises the Mann/Ornstein article as “Shut-up and let us run the country,” they explained. GOP representatives trying to reflect the wishes of the people who voted for them are dismissed as “insurgent outliers” by Washington think-tank insiders and Nasaw loves it. Contrast that with his and his BBC colleagues’ rose-tinted view of the violent Occupy rabble as an heroic protest movement whose views should be heeded. The BBC Washington Bureau is a Democratic Party campaign office.


    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      Too funny. How many times have we heard this song? Everything was fine when the Dems had a super-majority and rammed through whatever they liked without needing a single bi-partisan vote, right? When they don’t get their way, oh, the humanity!


  14. Leftie-Loather says:

    This is the sort of way forward and we definitely need more of it, Mr Preiser. Absolutely top notch stuff!