Be Like Ike

This is an eclectic episode to be sure. We start with a review of Wednesday’s presidential press conference and center on how Joe Biden sees himself. The folks on the far left are looking for FDR at a time when, in the eyes of our intrepid trio, maybe what America really wants is Dwight Eisenhower.

After the “war,” we get the “remembrance…” Sidney Poitier, Peter Bogdanovich, Betty White and, just to liven things up a little, we ask “who would you not mind seeing dead?” Yeah, it’s a little bit involuted.

 

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  1. BobR Listener
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    I assume all three of you have this picture blown up so that it can be installed as a mural on the biggest wall in your house/apartment.

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  2. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    The scene of Gene Wilder in blackface is from the movie Silver Streak from 1976, not Stir Crazy from 1980.

    I think I liked Silver Streak much more than Stir Crazy.

    Silver Streak was directed by Arthur Hiller, former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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  3. kedavis Member
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    Joe Biden couldn’t have a successful first year, because a) he’s Joe Biden, and b) he’s a Democrat.

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  4. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor
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    I can see why y’all named this podcast after the Biden discussion at the start. What was the second choice? “GLoP: Everyone you like is dead.” 

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  5. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    According to many accounts, two recent wars were started because statements by US representatives indicated to the aggressor that the US would not resist.

    In a speech, Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson did not include South Korea in the defensive perimeter against communism.  Ambassador April Glaspie told Saddam Hussein that the US had no security commitments to Kuwait.  I hope this has not happened a third time.

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  6. DanaGoldstein Lincoln
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    Great as always, just joined Ricochet. A note on Betty White, Rob I think you’ll appreciate this as a writer. I’ve been watching a lot of Password lately, and it’s kind of amazing to see how her mind worked, because it’s such a reflection of her comic sense. She’ll go for the opposite to get to the word, or something extremely specific – and that’s SueAnn perfectly, that’s Rose, etc. Characters defined by the delivery, (This also led to a lot of Match Game in my YT feed, totally reliving my 70’s childhood, and it also reminded me that we need a lot more Brett Somers in the world.)

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  7. Taras Coolidge
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    Jonah Goldberg seems to get both men somewhat wrong when he talks about Biden and Trump‘s “overriding insecurity”.

    When Biden pulled all the troops out of Afghanistan, against the advice of experts and the military, this was overconfidence.  In his delusional brain, Biden was an Afghanistan expert himself, merely because he was around for eight years during the Obama administration.

    When Iran shot down an unmanned American spy plane, Trump was put under great pressure to retaliate, but he refused to kill 150 Iranians in exchange for the destruction of one of our toys.  He was widely accused of wimping out, but waited patiently, until Iranian terror master Qasem Soleimani put his head in the lion’s mouth by sneaking into Iraq, and then acted decisively.

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  8. kedavis Member
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    Taras (View Comment):

    Jonah Goldberg seems to get both men somewhat wrong when he talks about Biden and Trump‘s “overriding insecurity”.

    When Biden pulled all the troops out of Afghanistan, against the advice of experts and the military, this was overconfidence. In his delusional brain, Biden was an Afghanistan expert himself, merely because he was around for eight years during the Obama administration.

    When Iran shot down an unmanned American spy plane, Trump was put under great pressure to retaliate, but he refused to kill 150 Iranians in exchange for the destruction of one of our toys. He was widely accused of wimping out, but waited patiently, until Iranian terror master Qasem Soleimani put his head in the lion’s mouth by sneaking into Iraq, and then acted decisively.

    Well put.

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  9. michaelkliegman Lincoln
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    You guys got Betty White’s character on Golden Girls wrong. Very different than Sue Ann on MTM. Rue McLanahan played the slut character. Betty White played the extraordinarily sweet, extraordinarily naive woman from St Olaf, Minnesota. 

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  10. kedavis Member
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    michaelkliegman (View Comment):

    You guys got Betty White’s character on Golden Girls wrong. Very different than Sue Ann on MTM. Rue McLanahan played the slut character. Betty White played the extraordinarily sweet, extraordinarily naive woman from St Olaf, Minnesota.

    JPod is wrong about things enough that you can’t just trust what he says.

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  11. DanaGoldstein Lincoln
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    michaelkliegman (View Comment):

    You guys got Betty White’s character on Golden Girls wrong. Very different than Sue Ann on MTM. Rue McLanahan played the slut character. Betty White played the extraordinarily sweet, extraordinarily naive woman from St Olaf, Minnesota.

    JPod is wrong about things enough that you can’t just trust what he says.

     

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  12. DanaGoldstein Lincoln
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    michaelkliegman (View Comment):

    You guys got Betty White’s character on Golden Girls wrong. Very different than Sue Ann on MTM. Rue McLanahan played the slut character. Betty White played the extraordinarily sweet, extraordinarily naive woman from St Olaf, Minnesota.

    They were talking about SueAnn not Rose then. 

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  13. jorge espinha Lincoln
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    You got to love Rob Long. The Mid Atlantic bit again! It’s the third or 4th-time he tells the story about the pronunciation of the days of the week. 

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  14. kedavis Member
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    Halfway through an already short month, and no first-episode-of-the-month yet.  It’s not encouraging.

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