In the wake of the recent spate of violence, or as Mayor Pete calls it, “the White Nationalist attack on our National Security,” a respected scientist and certainly no Conservative sent out a tweet. Because that’s what we do now.
Anyway, the tweet contained much truth. It was truth that nobody can deny nor can anybody really dispute it. So, naturally, the well-respected scientist and non-politically Conservative has been pummeled on Twitter.
It was an interesting and busy week. Now I am back and ready to get going. There are a few housekeeping things first.
You will notice that the show has switched to SOUNDCLOUD for the audio player. If you download the show via your podcast app, nothing should change. If it does, let me know (HERE) and I will see what went wrong. I believe that this move will give us better flexibility and reporting.
Next up, I was bemused by the Hal Turner Show’s faux outrage over how few people were “supporting” his show. I said this the other day and I say it again now, if you would like to support the show, I am fine with that. I have both Patreon and PayPal links available to assist you. But it will NEVER be a focal point and certainly not a hostage demand. There will NEVER be a charge of any kind to listen to this show or the podcast 99 Network. That said, if you’d like to shill your product or event, I’m sure that we can work something out!
It’s no big secret that I have a passion for ancient Egyptian history. I have long dreamed of standing before the Sphinx and asking him my question. and as much as I enjoy the history, there remains the eternal argument – how did they build all of this. The answer is simple: one brick at a time.
Today, there is a popular social idea of building pyramids to support one ideology or another. and the truth is that they are not built the same way the ancient Egyptians built theirs. Today’s “pyramids” are less about leaving a monument lasting 10,000 years and more about social engineering and control.
For the better part of 500 episodes, you have heard Tim Preuss give you his take on the news and politics of the day.
Now Tim has set a new course, heading out to see America and maybe even the world. Today he joins Dave to talk politics, coffee, music, Cuba, Alabama, and all about this new adventure and what it all means for the future…
Kind of a “Free-For-All Show today. The show I had planned for today got pushed back a bit, so I could either not do a show at all, or I could shoot from the hip and drop as many shooting metaphors I can work into this and talk about whatever pops into my brain.
Which, as of this moment, is the reaction to the Mueller testimony.
Now look, I really meant what I said the other day, I could not possibly care less about the hearings. NOTHING will change because of them. Period. That said, I am absolutely enthralled by the reactions to the hearings, particularly from those who seem hell-bent on convincing me that the rules of Congressional procedures and the legal system laid down for us two hundred and thirty-two years ago would set aside all the basic principles that we live by and in the interest of “We don’t like him,” ask that I would nod my head and agree with them that “something must be done!”
On the other side of the coin are the Republican sycophants who – just a few days ago – were explaining to me that deficits don’t really matter.
And through all of this, my friend MILSURPWRITER, asks some really good questions about how we use history to our own advantage without much consideration as to whether it really applies or not…
Down in Florida, the State ordered a Diet Coach to cease and desist from giving – and charging for – advice to clients on how to lose weight.
On the one hand, the idea that people can’t talk to each other and provide a service for which they are in return paid for that service – in this case, advice about what to eat so as to lose weight – should be a basic cornerstone of libertarian idealism.
On the other hand, the State of Florida disagrees and claims it has a compelling interest in making sure that people who dispense such advice – for money – are up to its standards because 36% of the people who live there are classified as obese. That puts Florida in the middle percentile of the national obesity rankings. So they passed a law to make it a requirement for anybody who gets paid for nutritional advise must have a degree (which you can get from their State-run Universities for the price of a Masters Program! Get a Student loan to cover it!), nine-hundred hours of supervised training and fork over some money for a license.
All of this is to, as they put it, make sure that the people of the State of Florida, who are not capable of making informed choices about nutritional advise on their own, don’t get taken to the cleaners by paying people who have not earned their Masters Degree, taken the training and paid the fee, for their nutritional advice.
Now, the argument being made by the diet coach told to cease and desist is simply that everything she is telling her clients is freely available on the interwebs. Which… is true.
But is that really the argument she should have made?
Unless you’ve been under a rock – and it’s entirely possible that you have been – you know about the two biggest issues facing the nation today. First, Robert Mueller is going to spend an aggregate total of five hours on Capitol Hill today not getting a chance to answer questions from Congress weasels who are genuinely interested in what he has to say and will in no, shape or form use the opportunity to grandstand on camera by asking hard, piercing questions designed to show why the Congress weasel in question should be President of the United States. Then they will smile and nod seriously at whatever few sentences he manages to get out before the next Congressweasel interrupts him.
The other question that is quite literally tearing this nation apart is whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza.
You think that I jest, but that just proves what you don’t know. The fact is that the United States Government took time away from preparing for Robert Mueller’s five-hour snooze fest to prepare a document that can only be described as a political bombshell. it turns out that the Russians, yes, the same exact Russians that Robert Mueller was supposed to have been investigating for interfering with our election turn out to have been busy with nefarious plans to divide this nation over the question of pineapple on pizza! Not only that, but it turns out that the godless, borscht loving, communistic, still flying the Soyuz capsule Russian enemies DO NOT EVEN CARE ABOUT WHAT IS ON OUR PIZZA! All they want is to divide us and make us argue among ourselves about the very fabric of our favorite not-really-Italian food.
And there will not be a single question from anybody in Congress about it today. Not. One.
But they’ll run to the microphones after the testimony to tell us how deeply they care about issues that Americans care about.