Gosnell, Islamism, Millennials, Identity Politics, and Dog the Bounty Hunter!

 

In this edition, we present fascinating individuals covering various topics;

  • Gosnell (NYTimes best seller) authors and filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer with an added bonus; Ann’s viral epic takedown of a college feminist SJW.
  • We focus on hard truths about Islamism, Sharia, Iran, and Israel with Muslim American and Executive Director of the Center for Pluralism Mike Ghouse.
  • We chat with TurningPointUSA’s and talk show host Bill Whittle how Conservatives can attract the Millennials and Generation Z.
  • Advisor to President Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, US State Department’s Chris Garcia discusses how leftist identity politics has impacted the Latin American community as well as upcoming trade policy and the border tax.
  • An impromptu “Reaganpalooza” discussion with Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman how the burden of business regulations has directly impacted him and why he supports President Trump.

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  1. Member

    Oh the takedown of the college climate change moron hahaha! Thanks, Dave!

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    • March 6, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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  2. Thatcher

    I haven’t had time to listen to all of them yet, but the first couple of interviews were quite good.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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  3. Member

    Dave was one the hardest working guys in D.C. during CPAC. He didn’t pass up a single opportunity to interview interesting people and get their stories. When we unexpectedly met Duane “Dog” the Bounty Hunter, and I didn’t have any recording equipment; he just threw his phone at me and jumped into an impromptu chat. Stay tuned for the next special video, which is my favorite.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 9:44 pm
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  4. Member

    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

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    • March 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm
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    Annefy (View Comment):
    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

    They’re my favorite conservative filmmakers, too. I didn’t get to see Gosnell airing at CPAC (my wife is keen to avoid seeing it), but I’m hopeful that it can reach their Mine Your Own Business heights. Did you prefer MYO or FrackNation? I didn’t think Not Evil was nearly as good as either.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    To clarify; Veritas aren’t filmmakers.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    James Of England (View Comment):
    Mine Your Own Business

    Is that a pun or typo? If it’s a typo, that wouldn’t be a bad name for a business development program, or even a company name for someone who does that kind of consulting.

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    James Of England (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):
    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

    They’re my favorite conservative filmmakers, too. I didn’t get to see Gosnell airing at CPAC (my wife is keen to avoid seeing it), but I’m hopeful that it can reach their Mine Your Own Business heights. Did you prefer MYO or FrackNation? I didn’t think Not Evil was nearly as good as either.

    I haven’t watched any of their films, but I’ve felt discouraged from doing so based on previous interviews: I don’t doubt that good story tellers, but they’ve always struck me as a little loose when it comes to facts.

    For example, I can’t get past the “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” subtitle for the Gosnell movie. To be really clear about this, I absolutely think Gosnell murdered those children and that he was rightly convicted of doing so (so much so that I think the women who brought their unborn babies to him should be prosecuted for solicitation of murder).

    But “serial killer” has a very specific meaning and — unless I’m missing something — it has absolutely nothing to do with what Gosnell did.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 4:48 am
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    Annefy (View Comment):
    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

    Yes, I highly recommend enjoying Ann’s loquacious energy over a drink or three. She’s a firecracker.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 8:02 am
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    James Of England (View Comment):
    To clarify; Veritas aren’t filmmakers.

    Great seeing you James. Mel is still working on our thing.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 8:06 am
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    Tom Meyer, Ed. (View Comment):

    James Of England (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):
    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

    They’re my favorite conservative filmmakers, too. I didn’t get to see Gosnell airing at CPAC (my wife is keen to avoid seeing it), but I’m hopeful that it can reach their Mine Your Own Business heights. Did you prefer MYO or FrackNation? I didn’t think Not Evil was nearly as good as either.

    I haven’t watched any of their films, but I’ve felt discouraged from doing so based on previous interviews: I don’t doubt that good story tellers, but they’ve always struck me as a little loose when it comes to facts.

    For example, I can’t get past the “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” subtitle for the Gosnell movie. To be really clear about this, I absolutely think Gosnell murdered those children and that he was rightly convicted of doing so (so much so that I think the women who brought their unborn babies to him should be prosecuted for solicitation of murder).

    But “serial killer” has a very specific meaning and — unless I’m missing something — it has absolutely nothing to do with what Gosnell did.

    This subject wasn’t something I originally wanted to delve into. After reading my copy, sure, there may be other names you can call Gosnell, but ‘snipping’ the spinal cords of hundreds of viable babies was certainly mass killing. By the way, the book reads like a thriller. Highly recommended.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 8:23 am
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    Tom Meyer, Ed. (View Comment):

    For example, I can’t get past the “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” subtitle for the Gosnell movie. To be really clear about this, I absolutely think Gosnell murdered those children and that he was rightly convicted of doing so (so much so that I think the women who brought their unborn babies to him should be prosecuted for solicitation of murder).

    But “serial killer” has a very specific meaning and — unless I’m missing something — it has absolutely nothing to do with what Gosnell did.

    There is the matter of the feet. He would cut the feet off of the latest term fetuses, and keep them in jars in his office. Those are trophies, and that is, in fact, serial killer stuff.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    @tommeyer – what about the term “serial killer” doesn’t apply? I’m not much of a crime buff

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    • March 7, 2017 at 9:01 am
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    There is the matter of the feet. He would cut the feet off of the latest term fetuses, and keep them in jars in his office. Those are trophies, and that is, in fact, serial killer stuff.

    I agree that it’s consistent with serial killing, but the rest of it doesn’t fit.

    Annefy (View Comment):

    @tommeyer – what about the term “serial killer” doesn’t apply? I’m not much of a crime buff

    I mean, in the most literal sense he qualifies as he killed several people in distinct incidents separated by time. That definition, however, would include anyone who has done (for example) murder-for-hire, which strikes me as the better description of what Gosnell did.

    Serial killer more generally connotes someone like Gary Ridgeway, John Allen Mohammed, or Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, or Dennis Rader.

    I would not, however, consider Sammy Gravano or Whitey Bulger to be serial killers; at the very least, I’d be mystified that choice of description for their actions.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 9:41 am
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    @tom. As mentioned I am not much of a crime buff so your mentioning specific murderers isn’t helping.

    Edited to add: a quick google brought me to this article, and there’s nothing there to disqualify Gosnell as a serial killier: Five key traits

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    • March 7, 2017 at 10:17 am
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  16. Member

    I think the term “serial killer” was used here as a way of getting people to see this issue differently. I do think Gosnell could be seen as one.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    Annefy (View Comment):

    Edited to add: a quick google brought me to this article, and there’s nothing there to disqualify Gosnell as a serial killier: Five key traits

    The Mail’s article is about how to spot a serial killer. It’s also the Daily Mail, so…

    The FBI’s definition of serial murder is “The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events.” Again, I concede Gosnell technically meets this standard, but the definition is so wildly inclusive. To take a fictional example, would you say that Michael Corleone is a “serial killer?”

    I’ve never actually heard anyone use the phrase “serial killer” except to describe someone who hunts and kills single victims over the course of months or years, like those I mentioned before.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 11:00 am
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  18. Member

    Thanks Dave! I am officially an Ann McElhinney fan now. But I don’t think I can read the book and I don’t think I can watch the movie. Just can’t.

    I will however, get my daughter to watch the Bill Whittle interview. She’s 19 and after working on a campaign last summer, she is now interning with our congressman here in our district. She is excited and convicted but does feel quite alone. Her peers are all either apathetic or liberal.

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    @tommeyer Okay. I’m out of my ballpark. I had to google Michael Corleone.

    The only difference I am seeing from your comments might be the description “hunting” – but doesn’t that imply that those who killed multiple people didn’t take advantage of an opportunity that presents itself? I think some that would fit your definition did.

    The nurse(s) who have been convicted of killing seniors certainly didn’t hunt; they took advantage of opportunities.

    Like I said, I am in over my head. But Gosnell’s taking of trophies and preying on specific people (white people were given better treatment, for instance) meets the criteria for “serial killer”.

    You mentioned “murder for hire”. If memory serves (and I haven’t read the book) at least one of the crimes which he was convicted of was the death of an adult woman. She was the “hirer”, so that wasn’t murder for hire.

    As for the other women being guilty of “solicitation of murder”, I don’t see how that can be accurate as the PA law doesn’t consider abortion murder. These women thought the babies would be killed before they were born – not born alive and then murdered by having their spinal cords cut.

    A distinction without a difference morally for many, but legally I don’t see how that works.

    Probably doesn’t matter. But I do hope that their book and movie garner the attention they deserve. There’s more Gosnells out there.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 11:15 am
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    RightAngles (View Comment):
    I think the term “serial killer” was used here as a way of getting people to see this issue differently. I do think Gosnell could be seen as one.

    I see him as one but of course I’m biased about the act.

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    Tom, setting aside this question of defining serial killer, I’d be interested in those other occasions when they played loose with facts, if you still recall the specifics.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    James Of England (View Comment):
    Mine Your Own Business

    Is that a pun or typo? If it’s a typo, that wouldn’t be a bad name for a business development program, or even a company name for someone who does that kind of consulting.

    It’s a film about mining in Romania and the ridiculous and dishonest liberal efforts to inhibit it.

    Tom Meyer, Ed. (View Comment):

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    Annefy (View Comment):
    Thanks Dave. Don’t you love Ann and Phelim? Went to one of showings of Fracknation and got to share a beer with them.

    Great interviews

    They’re my favorite conservative filmmakers, too. I didn’t get to see Gosnell airing at CPAC (my wife is keen to avoid seeing it), but I’m hopeful that it can reach their Mine Your Own Business heights. Did you prefer MYO or FrackNation? I didn’t think Not Evil was nearly as good as either.

    I haven’t watched any of their films, but I’ve felt discouraged from doing so based on previous interviews: I don’t doubt that good story tellers, but they’ve always struck me as a little loose when it comes to facts.

    I agree that clips about them can make them look a little more keen on controversy than on truth. I’m not completely sure that that’s not somewhat accurate; I wouldn’t recommend Not Evil, Just Wrong, their Global Warming film, for instance, although you might be happy to see Ricochet’s own James Delingpole.

    That said, if you do not watch FrackNation (available on Netflix) and the considerably superior Mine Your Own Business, you’re genuinely missing out. The interview with an environmentalist where they keep the camera on after the interview and she convivially admits to bad faith during the portion that she understood to be recorded is my favorite part, but there’s a lot of O’Keefe like material.

    For example, I can’t get past the “America’s Biggest Serial Killer” subtitle for the Gosnell movie. To be really clear about this, I absolutely think Gosnell murdered those children and that he was rightly convicted of doing so (so much so that I think the women who brought their unborn babies to him should be prosecuted for solicitation of murder).

    But “serial killer” has a very specific meaning and — unless I’m missing something — it has absolutely nothing to do with what Gosnell did.

    It’s a film slogan; my understanding is that it is generally understood that there may be some hype in a book title. I agree that Gosnell does not fit the traditional meaning of serial killer, but I believe that Phelim and Anne are not attempting to hide this. Instead, I believe that their intent is to highlight the cognitive dissonance in that fact. As you note, the Gosnells fit the traditional definition, but we don’t treat abortion, even legal abortion, as murder. It’s not dishonest to hold that up to scrutiny.

    For comparison, Enhanced Interrogation: inside the minds and motives of the Islamic terrorists trying to destroy America mostly deals with people for whom the destruction of America wasn’t a particularly high priority, but that hasn’t been a part of any rebuttal to the book that I’ve seen. Looking back through my audible library for more, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire isn’t really about the first American imperial efforts; Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty included plenty of Imperial territory, just in the manner of the Russian or Roman, rather than the British, Empire. Common Sense For The Common Good is written by Gary Johnson, and contains stupid, rather than sensible, claims and, more importantly, is not about the common good in the traditional sense of the term. Johnson admits that he has not read Paine and isn’t familiar with the meaning of his title, but he liked the sound of it.

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    • March 7, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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