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Still drinking the Kool-Aid?

This time out I’m talking about the release of Attorney General Bob Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report, what it says, and who lost the most with its release.

Winners:

  • On collusion: Trump.
  • On obstruction of justice: Toss-up

Losers:

  • On assurances that Trump was about to be impeached Real Soon Now: The left-leaning media, pundits, and politicos.

Listen in for my analysis of Barr’s summary.

And speaking of the media:

Mentioned links:

The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults [Wikipedia]

Read Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings

Russia Offered to Help Donald Trump. Donald Trump, Jr. and His Dad Refused. Democrats Are Upset Now.

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Filed under: AsiaMediaMueller ReportPartisanshipRussia

The crisis on the border is real

Colleges and universities are supposedly where free speech and association are encouraged. Well, I have an example of where the students were all for those until they realized that it meant freedom for everyone, and there were some groups for whom they simply couldn’t allow that.

The Border Patrol has its hands full, literally. The detention centers and courts that process illegal immigrants are not able to handle the surge of people coming across the border. But hey, it’s not like it’s a crisis or anything.

And, oh yes, kittens.

Mentioned links:

Iowa State student government opposes freedom of association after learning it protects Christians

Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Report: DHS to Release 1.8K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. over Weekend

Immigration court backlog up 300%, system ‘on brink of collapse’

Authorities move to shut down ‘national puppy laundering ring’ with ties to Chicago pet stores

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Filed under: AbortionFree SpeechGovernmentImmigration

Jamie Shupe

Jamie Shupe, who became a transgender and got nationwide publicity when doing so, realized it was all a “sham” and has returned to being the man he was born as. I’ll talk about his journey there and back again. (But don’t expect that he’ll get the same media attention this time.)

It turns out that no matter how  you implement them, disincentives to work turn out pretty much the same way. In Finland, they compared traditional unemployment benefits with the Universal Basic Income for 2 years. I’ll discuss their findings.

Mentioned links:

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Yields Disappointing Returns

Iran Appointed to U.N. Women’s Rights Committee

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Filed under: EntitlementsGovernmentHuman SexualityTransgender

How can we get health care costs down?

I have a story for both cat lovers and health care cost enthusiasts. Really? You’ll hear about trying to care for a sick cat shows how the free market can reduce those health care costs.

Blanca was about to lose her house after her husband died. Hear about how she recovered from that, how she took steps to ensure her financial stability, and how ironic her solution was.

Mentioned links:

Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Leaves New York To Escape Democrats’ High Taxes

EXCLUSIVE: ‘God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff!’ The privacy-loving mother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whips up lasagna as she tells how she had to flee New York because of high taxes and gushes about wedding bells for her daughter

As New Evidence of Progressive Bigotry Emerges, Jack Phillips Finally Wins His Case

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesGovernmentHealth Care

Enjoying Democrat privilege

Listener Mark has a better suggestion than the REINS Act for reducing the tentacles of the bureaucratic state; scrap it.

Have you noticed a difference in how Democrats and the media treat similar scandals regarding the two parties? I have, and here’s the latest example.

Baby Thomas was born recently to a father who finds amazing healing from him and a reason to live. Listen in to understand why.

Mentioned links:

Episode 240 (covering the REINS Act)

Administrative Procedure Act [Wikipedia]

The Conservative Zone

Ralph Northam Is Still Governor Of Virginia, And He’s Likely To Remain There

Alfie Evans’ dad says new baby has given him a reason to live after son’s death

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Filed under: AbortionGovernmentHealth CareMediaPartisanshipSmaller Government

Will we learn the lesson *this* time?

The Jussie Smollett attack story has been shown to be something…well, less than accurate. But that didn’t stop the pundits and politicians from making broad pronouncements about the state of the country, and Republicans in general, as soon as the accusations were made. It exposed (again) how much the media really wants this narrative to be true.

And Lara Logan, formerly of CBS News, agrees that the media doesn’t just vote Left; it skews its reports left. Guess we won’t be seeing here on a network anytime soon.

And denizens of New York City restaurants are shocked that prices are going up…after a minimum wage hike. Is anyone paying attention there?

Mentioned links:

Yes, Jussie Smollett Lied

Stars Call for Justice as Jussie Smollett Recovers From Homophobic, Racist Attack

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America’s Sickness

Ex-CBS Star Lara Logan Calls Media ‘Mostly Liberal’ in Scorched Earth Interview: I’m Committing ‘Professional Suicide’

Former CBS Star Lara Logan Goes NUCLEAR on ‘Horsesh**’ ‘Propagandist’ Press

Full Lara Logan video 3 hours, 40 minutes. Media bias discussion starts at 2 hours, 16 minutes. [Language warning]

Some New Yorkers aren’t happy that $15 minimum wage has increased food prices

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesHollywoodMediaMinimum WageRace Issues

The “Green New Deal”; unicorns and rainbows

The “Green New Deal”, put out by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, tips the hand of the Democratic party as one that is about as full of vision as a 6-year-old is; it’s more “ice cream and never-ending summer vacation” than it is a considered proposal.

This time out, I explain why this is such an awful proposal.

Mentioned links:

The Green New Deal [PDF]

The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal

John Stossel: Tax The Rich? The Rich Don’t Have Enough. Really.

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesEnergyEnvironmentSocialism

Lit up to celebrate death

I’m just covering 1 topic this time out. New York state recently passed a new abortion law that allows for late-term abortion throughout the third trimester.

I posted this disapprovingly on the Facebook group, and listener Steve wanted me to prove my contention that this is essentially abortion for any reason at any time. This, then, is my reasoning. Look at history and the law, and you can’t really say otherwise.

Mentioned links:

Christian Daily Reporter

Four myths about New York’s new abortion law… and the truth

Virginia Democrat Proposes Bill Legalizing Abortion Until Birth

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Filed under: Abortion

Beware the 1-sided story

What were the lessons we should all take from the coverage of the Covington High School teens and Native American Nathan Phillips? Have we actually learned them? Will this change how news is reported?

And I have a “Name That Quote” segment again. It’s been gone for a while, but it’s back! For this quote, you may want to prepare yourself if it surprises you as much as it did me.

Mentioned links:

Good, Bad & Ugly: How the Media Covered False Smear of Covington Kids

Networks Spend 19X More Time Smearing Pro-Life Teens Than Reporting on March for Life

APOLOGIES ROLL IN FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL PROTESTERS AS FULLER PICTURE OF EVENTS EMERGES

How We Destroy Lives Today

NBC: The Covington boys should apologize because they wore MAGA hats

PAMELA ANDERSON SAYS ‘WE’VE LOST MANY GOOD MEN’ TO ‘PORN AND PLAYSTATION’

Instapundit quote, 1/22/19

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Filed under: Human SexualityMediaPartisanshipRace Issues

“Weaponizing” a government shutdown

This time out, I have 2 stories both suggested by listeners.

Brandon had some questions about the current government shutdown and how it compares with previous ones.

And Phil wanted to let me know of a bill that will take power away from unelected bureaucrats and give it back to our representatives in Congress.

Mentioned links:

Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown

Manufactured Pain in the Government Shutdown [my blog post from October, 2013]

#MillionVetMarch Assembles Peacefully, Pulls Down Lincoln Memorial #Barrycades.

Everything you need to know about the government shutdown

Senators Reintroduce REINS Act

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Filed under: Budget & SpendingGovernmentSmaller Government

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