In case you missed the Dec. 7, 2013 ribbon cutting event at the Arizona State Capitol, here is my interview with Sec. of State Ken Bennett on the "Salute the Fallen" memorial gathering. Fast forward 30 minutes in...
Finally Arizona has a monument dedicated to the state's fallen of WWII, especially honoring those from the Pacific theatre. As a proud Board Member of Phoenix Rotary 100, Rotary joined hands with Sec. of State Ken Bennett and countless others who worked tirelessly to bring this WWII memorial to Wesley Bolin Plaza.
The monument honors 1,902 men and women of Arizona who sacrified their lives in that conflict. Two gun barrels -- a 14-inch gun barrel off the USS Arizona and a 16-inch gun barrel off the USS Missouri --rest as the outside of a centerpiece "ship" which holds dogtag-style placards with the names of fallen soldiers.
It's such a moving monument, and long overdue. I am honored to be part of this project.
Listen to my in-depth interview with famous economist, author, and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Moore!
On this Veteran's Day, 2013, I want to share this moving news story. The WWII Doolittle Tokyo Raiders (so-named in 1959 in Tucson and numbered 80 strong), are nearly all deceased now.
The living vets--all in their 90s--were honored Saturday at the Air Force Museum. When one dies, it's tradition to take his silver goblet and turn it upside down, never to be drunk from again. In the attached picture, notice how few silver goblets are still upright. Here is a news "toast" to them for doing their heroic part in WWII in the Pacific.
The ceremony last Saturday was the final one for the Raiders. Thank you, Vets, for your service, then and now. Click here for the Air Force story.
Now, the infighting and fingerpointing from supporters of Obamacare!
Why didn't they all just care for the 30 million who were uninsured, in the first place, rather than rocking the boat with the other 300 million Americans who were happy with their health insurance? Oy! Click here to read more.
My father was part of The Greatest Generation. He was a career officer: USAF. He started as a pilot with the Army-Air Corps and during WWII flew Glider Planes, even on D-Day over Normandy. (He must have had a guardian angel as a co-pilot because he survived!)
He also served in the Korean conflict, was a Minute Man Missileman with SAC, base commander in Ubon, Thailand during the Vietnam conflict, and Deputy Commander of the Wing at bases back home. He died from Agent Orange. Over the last two days since the government has partially shut down, his fellow-WWII patriots have been denied access to the WWII memorial because national parks are technically closed, yet the memorial is an open-walking area.
I'm sure my deceased father would say that it's a damn shame his fellow soldiers, many of whom came in wheelchairs, did not have access because of unnecessary barricades, and because the WH and the Dept. of Interior did not give them an exception. Disgraceful.
Ready, set, go! Love 'em or loathe 'em, the Obamacare health exchanges are about to open-- October 1.
I'll explain the mechanics of the exchanges, with an expert guest on the program tonight. (Sat., Sept. 28, 2013).
I'll cover how to register and buy on the exchanges, how the poor are to be subsidized, and the different levels of coverage, etc. But, wait wait there's more! The Republicans want to wait--they want a delay of one year for O'care, and the government may shut down some of its services, too. Confusing?
Not if you listen to "The Terry Gilberg Show". If you missed it, find it on podcast, on the left side of this page--1st hour!
If you'd like to understand better why Senator Ted Cruz stood for over 21 hours straight on the Senate floor speaking out against Obamacare (doing a filibuster), it has to do with the Senate rules of "cloture."
Cloture is the closure or the stoping of talk/debate on a bill and it takes 60 votes to get cloture. Cruz wanted to keep the talk going and needed 41 Senate Republicans to unite behind him on this procedure. If all 41 (notice, not 40) would have backed him, then effectively the Senate would be supporting the Houses of Representatives bill which eliminates Obamacare from the budget. Cruz said that a vote for cloture would effectively be a vote for Obamacare. In the end (after 21 hours and 19 minutes of filibustering), the procedure didn't work, leaving the door open for Majority Leader Harry Reid to erase the "do not fund Obamacare" language from the bill and to reinsert "do fund Obamacare" language back into it. To hear a complete detailed explaination, go to my podcast at www.KFYI.com, keyword: Terry, dated Sat. 9-21-13, hour 1. You'll find in on the left side of this screen.
BTW, I know that Cruz read his kids a Dr. Seuss bedtime story while he was pulling his all-nighter in the US Senate against cloture concerning the HB which elimated Obamacare funding....BUT if he needed material to read, why didn't he pull out the 2700+pages of O'care itself to read??!! That way, as he was starting to wane and collaspe, he could have acted out how O'care was killing him and the nation! just sayin'.
Got to meet in-studio the famous world class deep sea wreck diver John Chatterton. I interviewed him on "The Terry Gilberg Show" to talk about his experiences diving to the sunken Titanic. A fascinating adventure, which he recaps for radio!
In his career he has accomplished more than 10,000 dives, and will soon head to waters off the Dominican Republic. He really has the life of a true water scavenger hunter!
Catch the interview in podcast form to the left, under archived shows, 9-21-13, hour 2.
It's back to school time, and for many children that means an Rx for Ritalin. The use of this drug is not going down.
And speaking of drugs, Aaron Alexis was on an antidepressant... Did that turn him into a mass murderer and responsible for the killings in D.C. this week? Check out the show, September 22, 2013, in the podcast and learn how these drugs affect one's thinking and judgement.
Plus, I interview the most famous deep sea divers of all time, on his dive to the Titantic. The podcasts of the show are to the left of this screen. "The Terry Gilberg Show," News-driven, Issue-oriented!