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Episode 236: Interview with Brian Kilmeade

Brian Kilmeade

I had the honor to interview Brian Kilmeade, of Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends”. He has a book out called, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny”.

It revolves around the last battle of the War of 1812, how Jackson won that battle, some miraculous aspects of it, and some of Jackson’s background, including how he came from very humble roots to become an American congressman and President, as well as a war hero.

I also asked Brian some questions about current events.

You can buy his book at his own website or on Amazon.

Mentioned links:

BrianKilmeade.com

On Twitter, @kilmeade

Bio at FoxNews.com

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Filed under: Brian KilmeadeImmigrationInterviewsMediaWar

Don’t thank the casserole, thank the cook.

Should a male PE teacher be required to supervise a middle-school girl in the locker room? Should he lose his job if he won’t?

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is 25 years old. Who’s trying to hollow it out?

And finally, on this Thanksgiving (in the US), who should you be thanking?

Mentioned links:

School Punishes Male Teacher For Refusing To Watch A Naked Girl In The Boys’ Locker Room

As religious freedom law turns 25, vast majority of Democrats oppose what Bill Clinton signed into law

H.R. 3222: Do No Harm Act

History of Thanksgiving

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Filed under: Free SpeechGovernmentHuman SexualityReligionTransgender

Episode 234: The 2018 Midterm Election Round-up

Blue wave? More like Purple Puddle.

This is my analysis of the 2018 midterm election. You may have heard of it recently, and you knew I had to weigh in on that, right?

And lots of links mentioned. Lots of good information there.

Mentioned links:

OUCH! So how did the Dems Obama campaigned for do on #ElectionNight?

So Much for a ‘Blue Wave’—4 of the Biggest Midterm Takeaways

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the 29-year-old socialist and media darling — wins seat in US House

Obama’s legacy of losing: Democrats decimated in Congress, DNC in disarray

Senate Judiciary Committee’s Final Report: “No Evidence” to Support Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Scott Walker loses bid for third term in Wisconsin

Stolen inflatable colon found in vacant home, Kansas City police say

Other links:

8 Big Takeaways From The Midterm Elections

Promising Pro-Life Wins In Alabama, West Virginia

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Filed under: Elections

Justice for Kelvin Cochran

I’ve got 2 “Reconsider This” segments this time out.

First I look back at the religious freedom issue that Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran faced, and how it was resolved recently.

Then another update on the Seattle minimum wage law. Studies that look at its effect have had another year to consider what’s happened. There are some winners and losers. Unfortunately, the losers include the very people for whom the minimum wage laws are supposed to help.

Mentioned links:

Kelvin Cochran bio

VICTORY! Atlanta Pays Ex-Fire Chief $1.2 Million in Religious Liberty Lawsuit

Atlanta fire chief gets $1.2 million settlement: Journalists still avoid all Bible references

Here’s Who Was Helped — And Who Was Hurt — By Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increase

Episode 184: Reconsidering Stevie Wonder, San Bernardino, and Seattle [Consider This!]

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesFree SpeechGovernmentMinimum WageReligion

The angry, liberal mob

Whether it’s Antifa, those liberals pounding and scratching on the door of the Supreme Court after the Kavanaugh nomination, Occupy Wall Street, or a pick-up game of “Let’s Harass Ted Cruz in the Restaurant”, the angry Left has kicked the mob mentality up a few notches.

The UK Supreme Court acknowledges that, yes, refusing to bake a cake on religious grounds is not a rejection of the customer, but of the message. Here’s hoping the US Supreme Court understands this, too.

Mentioned links:

Hillary Clinton Calls for Incivility Against Republicans

Eric Holder says Michelle Obama was wrong: ‘When they go low, we kick them’

VIDEO: For $100, students can’t name time conservatives shut down liberals on campus

Maxine Waters: Harass Trump Officials at Gas Stations, Restaurants, and Shopping Malls

Rand Paul’s Wife Writes an Open Letter to Cory Booker

Ashers Bakery: Evangelical Couple Wins Major UK Supreme Court ‘Gay Cake’ Discrimination Case

BREAKING: UK SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS CASE FORCING IRISH BAKERS TO BAKE GAY CAKE

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Filed under: Free SpeechPartisanshipReligion

How is she voting?

Taylor Swift broke her political silence and endorsed someone for the US Senate. Could this backfire on the candidate? Does she know he would have supported Kavanaugh for Supreme Court? Do you care?

The world passed a tipping point recently. No, not on climate change. I’m talking about the percentage of the world population that is middle class or better off. This is good news courtesy of…well, can you guess which economic system?

Mentioned links:

SHAKE IT OFF: Taylor Swift Gets Political — But Endorses Democrat Who SUPPORTED Kavanaugh

A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier

Bono: “Capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid”

Nearly half of Democrats, a quarter of Republican millennials identify as socialists

Brett Kavanaugh makes Supreme Court history. Then CNN political analyst accuses him of ‘pandering.’

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Filed under: CapitalismEconomics & TaxesPartisanship

I believe her

Right on the heels of the last episode, comes this one. I’ve held off saying too much about the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. That’s mostly because so much was changing so fast that anything I said about it would be old and stale by the time it got to you. Some of the political podcasts I listen to had that problem, so I wasn’t going to get too detailed with my comments.

But he’s been voted out of committee, and I heard both sides during the hearings, both from Ford and Kavanaugh, and from friends and pundits, that I think my thoughts have solidified. I’m releasing this earlier than normal because it seems the FBI investigation is going to start changing the conversation further, and I don’t want us to forget what happened during the actual hearings.

Mentioned links:

Kavanaugh, Ford face off in emotionally charged hearing

65 women defend Kavanaugh as ‘a good person’ amid allegations

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Filed under: Judiciary

The trends are clear

So why is the economy doing so well? Is that Obama’s doing or can Trump take some credit? Is this a question better left to the professionals? Well, you’re in luck, because a professional came out and demonstrated that, for various indicators of a good economy, things are looking very good. But when they started to look good is very important.

And a young man grew up recently. He understood that the way to persuade is not yelling gotcha’ questions at a political figure, but to make better arguments. We don’t agree on his main issue of gun control, but at least he’s going to let his ideas be heard in more measured tones so that he can get people to consider this.

Mentioned links:

OBAMA HAS BEEN CLAIMING CREDIT FOR TRUMP’S ECONOMY — TRUMP MARCHES OUT ECONOMIST, WITH RECEIPTS

Nixing Regulations Saved Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year

Episode 175: Enforce The Laws We Have [Consider This]

This Is What Growing Up Looks Like

Co-Founder Of March For Our Lives Cameron Kasky Explains The Mistakes He’s Made & Why He Left March For Our Lives

Cameron Kasky Withdraws From Debate With Fellow Student Kyle Kashuv And The Reason Is A Bit Ironic

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesGun Control

Thanks so much for getting this show nominated! You did your part, and the judged decided to choose “Consider This!” as the 2018 Podcast Award winner in the Politics & News category!

I was up against some really good competition, and am totally surprised that I won. I want to thank all of you for this incredible honor.

Here is my acceptance speech that was shown during the award ceremony.

Filed under: Admin

Just can’t think about what to say

I can usually figure out what I want to say pretty early in the week, but this week I just couldn’t get excited about any particular topic.

It’s not that there wasn’t any news worth discussing or topics worth pontificating on. It’s that sometimes I wonder if we’ve lost the ability to have a good, honest discussion. You know that “honest conversation” this country is always wanting to have about race or poverty or abortion? Is that even possible?

This time out, my thoughts on not having a topic.

Mentioned links:

None of You Idiots Is Spartacus

Sen. Kamala Harris Condemned for Leading Kavanaugh Smear with Deceptively Edited Video

Hillary Clinton repeats anti-Kavanaugh talking point debunked by fact checkers

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Filed under: JudiciaryPartisanship

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