The Hinderaker-Ward Experience
Episode 48: HWX, Stood Up Edition

Guest: None!
Jun 8, 2013
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The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns for another special Friday night broadcast.  John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas discussing all the news that’s fit to discuss, including:

*  the newest freshly minted Obama scandals of the day, revelations of massive government Internet  and post office surveillance

*  the meaning of a ‘right to privacy’ in modern American society

*  the uncomfortable clash between increasing government control of our lives and increasing government abuse of power

*  Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t be running for re-election

*  Loon of the Week:  Ivy Leaguer Michael Eric Dyson 

*  This Week in Gatekeeping:  New York Times Bible bloopers

We are also not joined by guest and former Wall Street Journal editor Ray Sokolov, author of the new book Steal the Menu: A Memoir of 40 Years in Food, nor by Listener-Member of the Week, the great Patrick Gibbs.  Though we do name check them extensively and wonder what it might have been like to have them on the air with us.

Member-Listener of the Week honors for this week go to the first person who can name the special question John Hinderaker was asked before his doctor’s appointment today.   The first person in the comments section with that answer wins the chance to appear on the next show, or to blow us off completely.  

All feedback is very welcome in the comments section, we hope you enjoy.

  1. Indaba

    You guys always beat me! I was relistening to your older podcasts this week and enjoying CJ Box as a guest. Adam Corolla was refreshing too and the cost of living in California. Toronto is also taxed like crazy and a tiny apartment costs $500,000. It seems that the unions have a good gig going as they do here in Canada too. The largest pension funds in the world are teachers and hospital workers. What you Americans will find out is that those two industry sector unions will be run by women and for women. Try finding male teachers in Canada and we have medical graduates at 60% female. With Obamacare, sebelius is the type of female who will get the majority of the jobs and pension money. That is how Canada got feminized. A new nurse gets sixty grand a year as a salary paid for by tax payers. My friend’s daughter just graduated from university as a nurse and that is her package. I barely paid MBAs that when I ran my own finance business! Obama does like to surround himself with women. Men have a harder time criticizing women I have noticed.

  2. Brian Ward
    C

    The correct answer is NOT “do you own any guns” and the contest remains open!Hint, luckily for John, the question was also NOT, “are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a Communist organization”

  3. Quietpi

    “Do you own any guns?”

  4. Nick Stuart

    Private conversation in the park? 

    Don’t forget that cities like New York and Chicago are racing to put cameras everywhere. Followed by area mics no doubt.

    That said, your discussion of the surveillance scandals is the best I’ve heard so far. 

    We are reliably assured by leading lights of the conservative commentariat (Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, John Yoo and more whose names I can’t recall) that the NSA collecting phone call metadata and all the other surveillance is a necessary element of fighting the war on terror. It has been important in stopping at least one major terror attack. It keeps us safer.

    And as you guys said, the Obama administration pinky swears they won’t misuse it. I have no confidence that either will be, or even has been the case. You make a good point also that it’s not only the overt misuse of the data, but the covert use.

  5. Benjamin Glaser

    HWE is always one of my favorites. 

  6. Astonishing

    Jurisprudence about the “reasonable expectation of privacy” is nonsensical with regard to information shared with third parties. The bookstore and library maintain records of customers books.. A professor keeps a copy of the papers his students write. A law firm discloses its confidential papers to the company it hires to digitize and store its voluminous records. In modern times such disclosures are necessary to carry on ordinary lawful activities of daily life. My internet provider maintains backup tapes of its customers’ emails. The rule should be that a disclosure to a third party that is reasonably necessary for facilitating communication does not negate the expectation of privacy.

  7. MichaelC19fan

    “We’re you assaulted in the past 12 months?”

  8. Ario IronStar

    “Has anyone physically hurt you in the last 12 months?”

  9. Lensman

    No, the question was:

    “Has anyone hurt you in the last twelve months?”

    Brian, just in case you’re wondering, I did not blow you off and I still would like to appear on the podcast. I’ve been been a fan and been listening to it (via podcast) back to the time it was on the radio (1190 The Patriot).

  10. Lensman

    BTW, I’ve learned my lesson about PM’s well enough that I have already sent (via PM) my apology to Brian for messing up the plans for the podcast with an explanation of how I could screw it up.

    I’ve also changed my account settings so I get an email alert. I sure hope it works for PM’s. So a word to the wise, if anyone else doesn’t know whether they have an email alert setting: it doesn’t default to that option.

  11. Last Outpost on the Right
    Patrick Gibbs: BTW, I’ve learned my lesson about PM’s well enough that I have already sent (via PM) my apology to Brian for messing up the plans for the podcast with an explanation of how I could screw it up.

    I’ve also changed my account settings so I get an email alert. I sure hope it works for PM’s. So a word to the wise, if anyone else doesn’t know whether they have an email alert setting: it doesn’t default to that option. · June 9, 2013 at 5:12am

    And you didn’t get a message from Susan Rice admonishing you to skip the podcast if you know what’s good for you?

  12. Lensman

    It’s a small world, but I don’t know Susan Rice and she doesn’t know me. If she called me, I wouldn’t take the call. I have my standards.

    Last Outpost on the Right

    Patrick Gibbs: BTW, I’ve learned my lesson about PM’s well enough …. · June 9, 2013 at 5:12am

    And you didn’t get a message from Susan Rice admonishing you to skip the podcast if you know what’s good for you? · 0 minutes ago

  13. It doesn’t — yet. Coming soon. 

    Patrick Gibbs:

    I’ve also changed my account settings so I get an email alert. I sure hope it works for PM’s. So a word to the wise, if anyone else doesn’t know whether they have an email alert setting: it doesn’t default to that option. · June 9, 2013 at 5:12am

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