It's a feisty edition of the podcast this week as we're joined by Red Eye's Greg Gutfeld and author/columnist David Limbaugh. We cover what the winners will do after election day, a great discussion about the Tea Party and why it is the most significant political movement in a generation, the Frum effect, the pros and cons of a VAT tax, a fashionably late arrival, and yes, some speculation about Peter Robinson's sleeping attire.
Duck! Here come the bullets:
- It's funny because it's true: a recent headline from The Onion.
- Protestors at the '08 Republican Convention plead guilty to charges of gross misdemeanors. They seemed surprised to learn that trying to read Dr. Suess's The Lorax to the judge was also a bad idea.
- Former The Velvet Underground drummer Mo Tucker was interviewed at a Tea Party rally last spring (at the 2:45 mark) and seemed to be a supporter. But now she appears to be backing away from those comments.
- David Frum has his own website and often mixes it up with his fellow conservatives on Twitter.
- In Bedtime for Bonzo, Ronald Reagan plays a college professor who tries to teach human morals to a chimpanzee. Fred de Cordova, who later went on to produce The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, directed the movie.
- The Value Added Tax (VAT) always inspires a passionate debate when ever it is brought up. Here's a recent discussion hosted by our friends at Volokh Conspiracy.
- Our closing music is a cover of The Chordettes' Mr. Sandman by Pomplamoose, a duo from Northern California that has built a substantial audience by posting their videos on Youtube. See them perform Mr. Sandman here.
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