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Welcome to Saturday Morning Coffee for Saturday, July 17, 2021!
After a brief hiatus (Saturday Morning Coffee for July 3rd was a "Best of SMC" Episode, and we had some technical difficulties in the Studio for July 10 that prevented us from bringing that episode of the podcast to you), Saturday Morning Coffee is back!
For Saturday, July 17, your host Reese Boyd begins the show by welcoming Producer Glenn Dye back from a much needed and well deserved vacation. Welcome back, Glenn, and Happy Birthday!
Speaking of birthdays, Reese discusses an upcoming birthday for Liz Callaway (Liz Callaway Morning Show, Weekdays 6-10am on talk945.com), and an upcoming birthday event for Liz that will benefit "Fostering Hope" in Conway, SC, and the work that they do providing clothing and school supplies for foster children in the area.
Reese discusses the alarming situation in California following the most aggressive COVID lockdowns in the Country that have been enforced there under Governor Gavin Newsome. He discusses the welcome news this week that Conservative Radio Personality Larry Elder is running for Governor and talks about how our listeners can help the Elder for Governor Campaign. Listener Larry Biddle calls the show to discuss his experience growing up in Sacramento, California, and what a great conservative governor he would make for the State of California.
Reese also discusses an article that appeared in The Nerve (www.thenerve.org) concerning some very large pay raises that just went into effect for many state agency heads and other state employees, questioning where some of our state government employees really needed to receive raises of 25%, 33%, or even 48% in some cases, in these trying and uncertain times that have caused so many in the private sector to lose their businesses or lose their jobs. Reese asks for listeners to chime in and share their stories of when they last received a 48% pay raise!
Rep. Mike Burns, (R-Travelers Rest), member of the South Carolina General Assembly, joins us on the program to discuss the "Stop Tech Censorship in South Carolina" Bill (H. 3450), very important legislation that he has been championing in the S.C. General Assembly. We discuss who you can do to help this very important bill become law, and Rep. Burns also discusses his involvement in recent anti-tax litigation in Greenville County, in which two "user fee" taxes imposed by Greenville County Council have been ruled by the Court as impermissible, in an important case that is likely to have state-wide implications.
Fred Lucas, chief national affairs correspondent with the Daily Signal and co-host of the "Right Side of History" podcast, joins us to discuss current events surrounding the protests in Cuba, how the United States can best respond, and what to look for in the days and weeks ahead.
In the Parting Wisdom segment, Reese discusses some wisdom he recalls his grandmother sharing... "You'll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar!" There are quite a few people in politics today - and in the Horry County Republican Party in particular - who would do well to remember that little bit of wisdom! But for now, the circus antics continue within the Horry County GOP. This time, the antics are in the form of a vote this week to censure State Party Chair, Drew McKissick, for something that he said about the Greenville County GOP. (Bear in mind, McKissick hasn't actually DONE anything yet, and none of us know how all the things happening elsewhere in the State are going to play out, but for good measure, let's just go ahead and censure McKissick and get that out of the way.) Right! Big future there, folks.
Thanks for listening to Saturday Morning Coffee! We hope you all have a blessed week and we'll see you again next Saturday Morning!