Category Archives: Con-Con Con Job

Principles and Policies Podcast for Saturday 1/30/21- What Happens When A Nation Chooses What It Wants Over What It Needs

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/30/2021-Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis analyze the current political situation and discuss what happens when a nation chooses what it wants in the short term over what it needs in the long term.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 3/23/2019- The Democratic Field And The Electoral College

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 3/23/2019- Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis delve into the deep end of the bowl to have a closer look at the Democratic field of candidates for President. We then explain what all the fuss is about elimination of the Electoral College.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/5/2019- What The New Year Might Bring

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 1/5/2019- Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis look into the crystal ball and also back into history to see if we can find out what may happen in 2019.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/22/2018- Clarence Thomas Redux; The Attempt To Torpedo Brett Kavanaugh

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/22/2018- Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss the attempts to assassinate the character of Brett Kavanaugh with a salacious accusation by a purported victim who has no clear recollection of any of the details of the events with no corroborating witnesses or evidence. We point out that this is the same tactic (different circumstances) used against Clarence Thomas by Senate Democrats who presented a long-time Thomas hanger-on by the name of Anita Hill. Hill, by many accounts, committed perjury in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We suspect a similar performance.

We finish with a discussion of the renewed effort to get an Article V convention called by conservatives which will be under the control of liberals and why that is the case.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 10/28/2017- Reformation Day Eve? What Happened To Halloween? Scarier Things Lurk In Columbus And Washington DC

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 10/28/2017- Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis do a quick explanation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door on October 31, 1517 and what it became and why it’s still relevant. We warn that a vote on resolution SJR1 calling for a constitutional convention may be happening in the Ohio Senate. Barry gives a rundown on Ohio political musical chairs which is a “don’t miss.” We use this as a segue to discuss the US Senatorial chess board and the larger strategy at play. We finish up with an analysis of Uranium One and the 180 degree turn in the “Russian Election Collusion” meme.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/16/2017- Solar Flares, Constitutional Conventions

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/16/2017- Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis begin by discussing solar flares and their effect on everything, not just communications, which we know about due to problems from last week’s show. Next we discuss yet another hearing on a new constitutional convention and my testimony in opposition to that.

Article links- Chuck Michaelis’ testimony on Ohio SJR1

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 4/8/2017- Relationships Under Construction Banquet Report And Report On A Committee Hearing on An Article V Convention Call

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday April 8, 2017. There were some audio issues with this broadcast. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis begin by recapping the Relationships Under Construction banquet and go into a discussion of Ohio’s attempt (yet again) to get the legislature to call for a new constitutional convention. We also discuss the attempt to repeal and “replace” Obamacare (the ACA).

Article links- Relationships Under Construction

Lawrence Lessig blog

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 3/25/2017- Obamacare And An Article V Convention; The Never Ending Stories

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday March 25, 2017. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis begin by looking at the radical Islamic attack on the Parliament building at Westminster in London England. We then discuss both the failure of the unspeakably bad attempt at federal health care “reform” and yet another attempt to get Ohio to call an Article V convention.

Article links- 3Rd Rail Politics continues its outstanding work in exposing the corruption of the Fordham Foundation and Ohio Senator Peggy Lehner regarding the funding of charter schools

A blissfully clueless Wall Street Journal pot calls the Donald Trump kettle “black” regarding “credibility” (warning: suicidal pay wall at WSJ.com)

Rep. Devin Nunes makes a Kafkaesque statement regarding Trump campaign surveillance and “incidental” information collection

More on Rep. Nunes ridiculous assertions

Is the odious James Comey the most powerful man in Washington at the moment?

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 12/17/2016- Of The Electoral College, Constitutional Conventions, Russian “Tampering,” And Gubernatorial Vetoes

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday December 17, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis discuss man-made global warming, the Electoral College, faithless electors, Russian “election tampering,” a call for a Constitutional Convention and pro bono faithless elector legal services from supporter Lawrence Lessig, and John Kasich’s veto of the Heartbeat Bill.

Principles and Policies Podcast For Saturday 9/24/2016- Mark Meckler, Glenn Beck, And Constitutional Convention Double-Talk

Our Principles and Policies radio show for Saturday September 24, 2016. Barry Sheets and Chuck Michaelis deconstruct a presentation by Mark Meckler on the Convention of States Project (COSP) on attempts to call a new Constitutional Convention (disguised as a so-called “amendments convention) by supposedly “conservative” groups like COSP. There is a great deal of smoke generated in this interview but not much light. We supply the light.

Links- The Institute’s position on an Article V convention

What the state resolutions calling for the 1787 Constitutional Convention actually say with commentary

No, the founders did not monolithically agree that Article V was a “gift” to reign in federal power, nor did they agree what it all meant