The Pete Kaliner Show

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US Senate votes for 'the largest expansion of the welfare state since LBJ'
March 08, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

US Senate votes for 'the largest expansion of the welfare state since LBJ'

While admittedly not quite as important as canceling Mr. Potato Head, the US Senate passed a $1.9 trillion "COVID relief" bill that represents the largest expansion of the American welfare state since President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. As predicted, the Democrats are running as far left as fast as they can now they have control of the House, Senate, and Presidency. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener...

Does KC O'Dea need a Biden T-shirt to get back into the USA??
March 07, 202100:16:0414.76 MB

Does KC O'Dea need a Biden T-shirt to get back into the USA??

I joined KC O'Dea on his morning show in Raleigh & Greensboro on Friday - to discuss his plans for re-entry to America. Will he need a Joe Biden T-shirt? Will he have to undergo the COVID butt swab? Plus, the flip-flopping NC Democratic Senators who chose loyalty to the Governor over kids' education. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC veto overriding. Plus, The Art of The Segue
March 06, 202100:06:376.1 MB

NC veto overriding. Plus, The Art of The Segue

I joined Mark Starling on his morning show on WWNC in Asheville on Wednesday to discuss the NC Senate's failed attempt to override the Governor's veto of that school re-opening bill. In doing so, we put on a master class in professional segueing. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Talking BBQ, school re-openings, and COVID 'relief' pork with Joe Cats in Wilmington
March 06, 202100:21:4519.95 MB

Talking BBQ, school re-openings, and COVID 'relief' pork with Joe Cats in Wilmington

I joined Joe Catenacci on his radio show on Wilmington's Big Talker Tuesday morning to discuss BBQ, the NC Senate's failure to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the school re-opening bill, and the pork in the COVID "relief" bill. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

It's not gerrymandering, Asheville Democrats. You are actually surrounded by a lot of Republicans.
March 05, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

It's not gerrymandering, Asheville Democrats. You are actually surrounded by a lot of Republicans.

No, North Carolina's 11th District is not gerrymandered to ensure Republicans win. It's just that a lot of Republican voters live in the area surrounding far-left Asheville. But the constant accusation of "gerrymandering" sounds a lot like the constant accusation of "Nazi"... which sounds a lot like the storyline in the Alfred Hitchcock episode titled "Revenge." Also, the City of Asheville starts its reparations initiative. The City also wants to state app...

NC Democrats discover they CAN re-open schools! Plus, NC's sue & settle peaceful offender prison release.
March 04, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

NC Democrats discover they CAN re-open schools! Plus, NC's sue & settle peaceful offender prison release.

After months of inaction and weeks of blocking similar efforts, NC Gov. Cooper's administration realizes it CAN make schools follow safety guidelines as they re-open! Also, another lawsuit by leftists gets settled and the Democratic administration agrees to turn 3,500 prisoners loose over the next 6 months. This includes violent offenders as well as peaceful offenders. Plus, leftists are SUPER excited about Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announcing her candidacy fo...

NC lawmakers trying again to override Gov. Cooper's veto on re-opening schools
March 03, 202100:53:5049.33 MB

NC lawmakers trying again to override Gov. Cooper's veto on re-opening schools

NC Democratic Senator Ben Clark cosponsored legislation to force school districts to offer in-person instruction. The Democratic Governor vetoed that bill. The state Senate attempted to override the veto, but Sen. Clark was absent. His absence resulted in the failure of the override vote. So, the Republican leader of the Senate says they'll try a re-vote... on a day when it's more convenient to Sen. Clark. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekali...

At Governor's request, Democrat Senator flips to block NC schools reopening
March 02, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

At Governor's request, Democrat Senator flips to block NC schools reopening

The North Carolina Senate fails to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the school re-opening bill - after one of the Democratic sponsors of the bill goes AWOL and another changes his vote because Cooper asked him to. NC writer & longtime journalist Rick Henderson joins me to discuss. (Check out his new substack at Deregulator.Substack.com) Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gov Cooper vetoes school re-opening bill. Plus - a special anniversary!
March 01, 202100:53:5049.34 MB

Gov Cooper vetoes school re-opening bill. Plus - a special anniversary!

After waiting nine days, NC Governor Roy Cooper issued a veto late on Friday -- blocking a bill that would've forced school districts to offer an option of in-person instruction. The teachers union celebrated the move, although polling shows about 3 out of 4 North Carolinians want schools re-opened. Plus, we're marking a special anniversary today! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper eases restrictions on bars
February 28, 202100:15:0413.85 MB

NC Gov. Roy Cooper eases restrictions on bars

I joined KC O'Dea on his morning show in Raleigh & Greensboro to discuss NC Gov. Roy Cooper's easing of restrictions on bars (after his lawyers performed so poorly in court trying to defend it). Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/petekalinershow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

US Senate votes for 'the largest expansion of the welfare state since LBJ'