that was a good bit.I like his format but I'm not always crazy about what he does with it.
I like him when he's funny and don't really like him when he's all smug and arrogant. He described himself as a Libertarian for years. he doesn't do that anymore but I still think he sounds like a CATO Institute fellow from time to time.
I think the best thing about him is the "New Rules" segment which is usually some very funny topical material followed by a very strong and often funny editorial. naturally I like these more when I agree with the point he's making than when I don't.
I think the worst thing about him is that he conceived the structure of his show so that he reads that material in front of his guests at the end of the show. wow, look at them laugh! he must be funny!
Also, I think he lets a lot of people suck the air out of the room like Mark Cuban or any standard issue Thomas Friedman type "moderate" it's my feeling that he interjects on guys like that WAY less than he does almost everybody else.
wouldn't it be nice if a jackass thing like that stuck out and would be ridiculed & commented on? He'll probably do three more jackass things before this news cycle is over. throw another shrimp on the barbie.
President Trump is searching the nation for the best venue in which to be re-crowned as Republican candidate for the highest office in the land. His plan to accept the nomination in Charlotte was quashed by health officials. Jacksonville, Fla., offered to welcome a big crowd of mask-free Trump fans — but then the pandemic walloped the Sunshine State. He might stay home and deliver the speech from his backyard, also known as the South Lawn. But recent reports suggest he’s thinking about a certain battlefield in a place called Gettysburg.…
“Four score and seven years ago. Not everyone knows a score. People ask me, they say, ‘What’s a score?’ Fauci the other day. What’s a score? Not everyone knows. The score is the best it’s ever been. Under Trump, 87. Under Obama, not so much.
“Eighty-seven tremendous, tremendous years ago — and some years that were not so great, frankly — our fathers brought forth; also the mothers, the great suburban mothers. Biden wants to take away their dream. Our fathers and our mothers brought forth a new nation. How they did it: not so good. Not so perfect. A lot of people got hurt. Some were bad people, but a lot of them were good. The king of England, not everyone agrees he was so bad, but now they have a queen. Very few people know this.
“Someone told me Thomas Jefferson ate by himself at the White House and was the smartest one ever. I don’t think so. I don’t think so. I frankly think my IQ — people tell me it is tremendous. The doctors see and they can’t believe it. They say, ‘Mr. President, this is unbelievable!’ It’s called a ‘cognitive test.’ Biden’s afraid to take it. Sleepy Joe.
“My people, the best people, they tell me Thomas Jefferson made a good deal when he bought Louisiana, the great state of Louisiana, for 3 cents an acre. I say he must have read my book.
“Our fathers and mothers believed in liberty and the prop . . . uh . . . the prop . . . a . . . ma . . . gician that all men are created equal. The ladies, not so much. Melania is a 10. Hillary? Like I said, not so much. Merkel? Not so much.
“Now we are met on a battlefield where, frankly, there were very fine people on both sides. Some of them got killed. A lot of them, but not all. Obama would have let all of them get killed. I happen to prefer soldiers who don’t get killed.
“When I was making America greater than it has ever been — and I will do it again; only I can fix it after the kung flu, they call it the co-ro-na-virus, they call it covid, since when does a disease have so many names? Once it washes through, it’s going to wash through sooner or later and I happen to think sooner. It’s called testing. The United States does it better than anybody and guess what? More cases. The fake news — those people right over there, I call them the fake news — they don’t want you to know this. Only I can bring us back to where we were before China.
“I look around at this great, beautiful, tremendous battlefield with the cemetery full of people who gave what I like to call the last, full measure of devotion. Think about it: full measure. Not taking a knee against our great flag. Not antifa. It’s more devotion than at any time ever in the history of our country. And I can do it again.
“I’ll get up there and put my hand on a big, beautiful Bible. I love the Bible. I love God. Biden will do away with God. Biden will take away the Bible. It’s sad. But folks, they are nasty, nasty people. I will bring us together like you’ve never seen.
“So let us highly resolve that government of the people, the very fine people — not the people over there, the fake news. They said Russia, Russia, Russia. A hoax. The greatest witch hunt in history. No one has ever been tougher on Russia than me. Abraham Lincoln, Honest Abe. Very few people know he was called that. Lincoln was beautifully tough on Russia. But only sometimes. No one has been tougher than me.
“Read the books! Read the manuals! I talk to my generals — some very fine, very tough generals. They tell me they’ve never seen anything like it. Before we came in, the United States was perishing from the earth. Perishing. It means, like, dead. That’s what Biden wants. People call him Sleepy Joe. Scary Joe. Joe Biden. He is Not. All. There. Not all there.
“Apparently Lincoln also gave a speech here, but people tell me mine is much better. Lincoln’s ratings were terrible. It’s called winning, folks. A simple thing called winning.”
The woman who called him racist, is now his running partner. I hope they have a way to talk themselves around this, because it's gonna come up. It will be interesting to her his and hear excuse.
She didn't call him racist, in fact, the opposite. In debate, she said, "I don't think you are a racist. . ." before her rebuttal on his historical stance on busing.
In fact, she was one of the first to jump onboard his nomination.
A little backstory: She was friends with Biden's son, Beau, when she was California attorney general and he was for Delaware. Biden knew that and he was devastated, as we know, when his son died of cancer. His oldest son was his confidante and that relationship factored in, I'm sure. Besides, it's politics. He's been at it a long time and knows the score. The look on his face when she told her story about being bused to school as a young girl in Oakland was more of surprise and self realization than anger.
You're so basic with your vapestick, let's go apeshit in the matrix.
Since I'm thinking of moving to Oregon, I joined a Facebook group called "Leaving California." After Biden's selection last night, the group was ablaze with derogatory comments about Harris as VP.
These former Californians were saying how liberal California had become and how leftist Harris was and I mentioned that Trump had donated to her campaigns, twice, and Ivanka Trump, once. They asked me for proof and I told them if they wanted me to do their homework for them, do a search for "Newsweek, Trump, Harris donation" and they'll find it.
I had to correct them and point out that JP Morgan evaluated Harris as "centrist" and that California has always been a liberal rathole and no conservative President has ever come from the state - Sneelock will laugh at that.. I mentioned Nixon and Reagan and they wrote back that that was a long time ago.
I said, "Okay," how about Pete Wilson, George Deukemajian and Arnold Shwarzenegger, who was governor before Brown. One person responded that Arnold had switched sides his last term and I wrote, "And he balanced budget. What do you want?"
Conservatives seem more reflexively reactionary than Liberals on political matters. I have my own problems with liberals attacking without evaluating, but Republicans seem to do it without thinking as much.
On Facebook last night, Griff posted something about Harris. He doesn't consider the difference between UK and US politics and how much more liberal or socialistic the UK is. I wish he'd consider the nation's ethnographic perspective more before shooting off something.
You're so basic with your vapestick, let's go apeshit in the matrix.