Friday, December 20, 2013

The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty from December 17!

Tuesday, December 17th was a big night on Vigilant Liberty Radio! Between myself and my VLR colleague Taylor Millard, we've resurrected Taylor's old periodic podcast, The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty, as a live panel show!

TFH 12/20: Technical Sergeant Forrest L. Vosler, USAAF

Forrest Lee Vosler was born in Lyndonville, New York on July 29, 1923. During 1942, as his friends from his hometown were being drafted for World War II military service, he decided not to wait for his name to be called, and volunteered by enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps on October 8, 1942.

Vosler had hoped to be a pilot, but his poor performance on the required aptitude tests saw the Air Corps send him to be trained as a radioman instead. Then, he faced another challenge. At the time, there was a 6-foot height limit to be approved for flight status; Vosler was 6' 3". He had volunteered to fight for his country, and his determined requests to be assigned to a bomber unit eventually paid off.

The service relented on the height restriction and deployed him to England for service with the 358th Bombardment Squadron of the 303d Bombardment Group (Heavy), part of the United States Army Air Forces' VIII Bomber Command, the forerunner of today's Eighth Air Force of the United States Air Force and Global Strike Command.

After Vosler's first combat mission to bomb Bremen on November 26, 1943 (83rd mission of the 303d), he was convinced that there was no way he'd survive his 25-mission tour of duty. At the time, the average crewmember longevity was eleven missions.

On December 20, 1943, Vosler boarded Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress 42-29664, named Jersey Bounce Jr., with his nine crewmates for what would be his fourth mission (303d mission 90) over enemy territory.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TFH Show 12/16: All About Immigration

My "Their Finest Hour" program on Monday, December 16th was a great discussion of immigration and border security issues! We proved that we could actually have a civil, engaging discussion with differing opinions on problems and solutions without resorting to name calling or anger.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Their Finest Hour: Show from December 9!

Monday night's Their Finest Hour on my Vigilant Liberty Radio broadcast home was a great show! I had blogger Alex Kauffman (@alexkauff) of For the Republic! and Amy "MC" (@moderncomments) of Modern Commentaries as my guests for a great discussion that went deep into bonus minutes!

Monday, December 09, 2013

December 9th "Their Finest Hour" Webcast!'s dawned on me that I should probably start promoting my own Internet radio show on my own blog! Fail, to date, on my part.

Well, in any case, I'm live on-net tonight with two fantastic "conservatarian" guests, and a slate of topics that should prove of great interest. I'm calling this show "Trapped in Blue States Style" as all three of us are just that!

We're live on Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern (9C/8M/7P) - here's what we've got on-tap for what's going to be a great show: