Donald Trump’s apparent decision to make people apprehensive about whether he will vacate his office should he lose the election has lent credence to some otherwise insane theories about how the election will play out

We’re back with another edition of the World’s Most Non-Partisan Podcast®. This week, some thoughts on Linda Hunt (the actess, not the character Tom Cruise plays in Mission Impossible), John is watching a documentary about a weird sex cult that includes obscure European royalty in its ranks, and deep dive into cooking shows, the movie Who Is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe, and why you should see it, that Karate Kid inspired Cobra Kai TV show, why shows about old England or the best –or the worst– depending on your point of view, and we remember the great American actor Paul “Bob” Willson, Bruce Babbit, and of course, Miss Bab.

 

Does Donald Trump have a plan when he does absurd things like refuse to entertain the prospect of a peaceful transition of power if he was to lose the election? Of course, he doesn’t. But that doesn’t make it any less contemptuous
What is the Biden campaign’s pathway to victory? The campaign is sending plenty of signals about what demographics it needs to win, but Biden’s party and its preferred preconceptions have become an obstacle in that pursuit
What is the principle at stake if Republicans pursue a raw exercise of power over Democratic objections to confirm a new justice to the Supreme Court? We’re not sure
Today’s Noah-less podcast features the Commentary crew’s horrified disbelief at Alex Ross’s astounding claim in the New Yorker that American classical music originates from white supremacy, moves on to the justice or lack thereof in the coming ban on Chinese social media platforms in the United States, and then judges Joe Biden’s town hall performance on CNN
The COMMENTARY crew is having none of the efforts on the part of some in the press to downplay historic developments in the Middle East
The realignment of geopolitics in the Middle East has many fathers, and Donald Trump was only one of them. What the thaw in Sunni states’ relations with Israel means for America moving forward

This week on GLoP, a slight shorter show than normal, but don’t fret — we’ll be doing –count ’em– THREE shows this month, including another live on Zoom, presumably with some adult beverages being consumed. In the meantime, we’ve on this show, John and Jonah have seen Tenet, the Oscars® get woke, and the boys recommend some podcasts (other than the ones they are on) for your dining and dancing pleasure.

The media can’t bear to report it, but the polling over the weekend shows movement toward Donald Trump and rising concern over urban unrest—and they’re going hand in hand
The 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks has been met with a campaign to compare the deaths from that day to those attributable to the pandemic, which is rather gross
President Donald Trump stares into the storm as revelations he himself gave to Bob Woodward about how he deliberately downplayed the threat posed by COVID-19 dominate the news. He is, as ever, his own worst enemy
The violence in American cities has done nothing for Donald Trump’s polling

The madness continues, with the Antifa suspect in a point-blank assassination of a Trump supporter shot dead by federal marshals as police officers find themselves in the crosshairs in various cities—and Donald Trump is accused of calling dead Americans who served and died for their country “losers.” We talk about what it all means—and why you should watch “Cobra Kai” on Netflix—on today’s podcast. Give a listen.