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This week on GLoP Culture, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, and Rob Long ruminate on filibusters and cloture, the Bluto-Burke connection, a look back at JFK, cellphones on planes, mockumentaries, and a few holiday movie picks. 

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    There appear to be some technical difficulties.

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    Try now. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the file to show up in the player. 

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    Yay! that fixed it. Thank you for the prompt response.

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    The filibuster was much more important to reactionary liberalism than to conservatives, and this is a very good thing for conservatives in the long run. Like stare decisis or the Brezhnev Doctrine, the filibuster has been a pernicious barnacle that protects the racial grievance industrial complex, labor thugs, all the usual suspects of the courtier class around the Beltway. The filibuster has so far guaranteed that Dems get lockstep ideologues on the Court while we get squishes [O’Connor, Kennedy] or turncoats [Souter, Stevens] even though our judicial philosophy is much more popular than theirs.

    As far as the legacy of Oswald goes, remember Paul Krugman said Gabby Gifford was shot because some Tea Party hotheads demonstrated a degree of lese magiste at some town hall meetings that season.

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    In 1977 National Lampoon took a crack at the alternative Kennedy reality sans assassination. Essentially everything turned out great for the US, and the chaos of the 60s never happened.

    a sample article from the issue:

    The Young Troubadours of Camelot

    The music reflected the era … the era reflected the music. Five albums typified “the changes” we all went through.

    Folk ‘n’ roll bard Robert F. Dylan led the way, his biting ballads protesting negative attitudes and promoting better citizenship. His best-selling Excellent Hits albums includes “The Times They Are Terrific,” “Reclaimed Delta of the Lowlands,” “Highway 61 Repaved,” “Rainy Day Nest Egg,” “Subterranean Homes and Gardens,” “Dove is Just a Four Letter Word,” “Just Like a Roman,” “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Washington,” “Like a Roll of Tens,” and the “home from work song,” “It’s Me, Babe.”

    others included:

    The First Family Volume 23 by Vaugh Meader

    Sounds of Science / Simon and Garfunkel “Are You Going to the Leipzig Trade Fair?”

    The Lovin Spoonful – For Kids and Other Peepul “What a Day for Some Day Care”

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    Bob Newhart was great with the one sided phone conversation.

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    Is any one having problem with iTunes download or is it just me?

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    Seems to be working here. What error message are you seeing?

    Omid Moghadam: Is any one having problem with iTunes download or is it just me? · 7 minutes ago
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    Technical difficulties are not fixed:

    When I try to link to the MP3 file the messages says

    “Video can’t be played because the file is corrupt.”

    When I grab the URL

    https://ricochet.com/embed/audio/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/ricochet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/GLoP-Episode-23a.mp3

    and paste that into my browser I get

    Error loading: “http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect…”

    When I click on “Play in new window” a window pops up, but the “play” triangle immediately turns into an “x” and nothing else happens.

    It’s ruining my breakfast.

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    Boomers everywhere should complain that Otter and Flounder were completely replaced in this pic … nonetheless, I have to back up Rob Long’s pitch to join Ricochet with these top ten reasons (in random order):

    1. Denise McAllister

    2. DocJay

    3. Robert Lux

    4. tabula rasa

    5. Charlotte

    6. MLR

    7. Troy Senik

    8. Yeti

    9. The Member Feed

    10. The Podcast

    You need to pay to play, folks.

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  11. Profile photo of Peter Meza Member

    11/22/63 by Stephen King also tries to answer the what if question.

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    On the iphone App, it shows up as a new podcast, but after trying to download this message comes up: “Download error. Tap to retry.”

    Blue Yeti: Seems to be working here. What error message are you seeing? · 4 hours ago
    Omid Moghadam: Is any one having problem with iTunes download or is it just me? · 7 minutes ago
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    @Omid Delete the file and re-download it.

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    That’s not the correct url. This is the correct one: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/ricochet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/GLoP-Episode-23a.mp3

    I’ve checked iTunes, Stitcher, and a couple of different mobile devices and I’m to access this episode on all of them. If you’re still having technical issues, please PM me and we’ll see if we can’t fix it. 

    David Guaspari: Technical difficulties are not fixed:

    When I try to link to the MP3 file the messages says

    “Video can’t be played because the file is corrupt.”

    When I grab the URL

    and paste that into my browser I get

    Error loading: “http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect…”

    When I click on “Play in new window” a window pops up, but the “play” triangle immediately turns into an “x” and nothing else happens.

    It’s ruining my breakfast. · 7 hours ago

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    It’s Lou Reed’s The Day John Kennedy Died. Probably should have gone with a track from Animal House. 

    danys: What is the song that ends the podcast? It’s dreadful. · 25 minutes ago
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    JPod, you mention Midnight Run, my mother’s fave.You also mention All Is Lost. But, you need to check out another of Redford’s relatively recent good works: An Unfinished Life. Deep on several levels, yet lets J-Lo be J-Lo AND let’s Morgan Freeman be a recovering cowboy (almost convincingly)…

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    HAve not listened yet but when this podcast shows up on Stitcher, it makes me say, “Hurrah!” It shows conservatives are the most fun. 

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    Yeah…ok.: Bob Newhart was great with the one sided phone conversation. · November 22, 2013 at 2:17pm

    And Shelley Berman would *still* like credit for the idea.

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    Blue Yeti: It’s Lou Reed’s The Day John Kennedy Died. Probably should have gone with a track from Animal House. · 7 hours ago
    danys: What is the song that ends the podcast? It’s dreadful.

    Huh??

    Yeti has the most excellent taste in music. I’m sorry, danys that you do not. >:

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    What is the song that ends the podcast? It’s dreadful.

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    John’s praise for Jonah’s Schadenfreude piece was well-deserved. The metaphors made it. His “In every tale of hubris, the transgressor is eventually slapped across the face with the semi-frozen flounder of reality” had me on the floor. If only I could write like that. But if only every dessert topping were also a floor wax and an erectile-dysfunction treatment, then beggars would shimmer.

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    Done and worked, thanks @Blue

    Blue Yeti: @Omid Delete the file and re-download it. · November 22, 2013 at 9:46pm
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    Thanks for linking to Jonah’s Burke-Bluto piece, Yeti. I think “Burkean Libertarian” might be the best descriptor of my philosophy that I’ve encountered so far.

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    Love the podcast.

    Blue Yeti – could you pass on my joy at hearing Jonah opine on Obama coding in C++ and Fortran. It amused me greatly as a software engineer.

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    The scene in Midnight Run where De Niro’s character sees his daughter is a fantastic scene. Even though the flick is a comedy, everything about who the character is, and mainly his regrets, are shown, baldly, on his face.

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    I’m glad to see the new podcast icon for GLoP Culture — and for most others. Will these roll out to the feeds before long? And are they hopeful signs that Ricochet’s website overhaul is imminent?

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    Just sayin’ …

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    One could also say …

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    LOL…

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