Cold As Ice

This week, another free-form GLoP, with topics ranging from the Bill Barr imbroglio, exotic Chinese cuisine, the prospect of a Socialist being the nominee of the Democratic party, some talk about the Oscars, and another edition of the old GLoP standard, What Are You Watching?

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    These three fellows have a problem thinking rationally when the subject is Donald Trump.

    They accuse him of pressuring the Justice Department to help out his old friend, Roger Stone. But if that is his motive, he doesn’t need to pressure anybody. He can just pardon Stone.

    Trump’s real motive, I suggest, is that he just likes to express what he is thinking, and right now he is thinking the proposed sentence for Stone is unjustly long.

    It’s very similar to when he told Jim Comey that Gen. Mike Flynn had been dealt with too harshly.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 11:20 PM PST
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  2. Snirtler Inactive

    Fun catch by Jonah in regard to Dracula’s marvelling over the riches he found in the home of some ordinary person and observing how they surpassed those of monarchs and aristocrats in ages past.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 11:26 PM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    Wow, lots of “technical issues” in this one. At least I assume that’s what all the silent pauses and stuff, were from.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 11:46 PM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    One of the things that makes the 2020 Presidential election different from the 2018 Congressional election is that in 2018 the Democrats were able to tailor the candidate to the district, running liberals in liberal districts and moderates in moderate districts.

    So moderate, indeed, that one of them has now jumped to the Republican Party.

    Obviously, they can’t do that in a Presidential election: they have to run the same candidate everywhere.

    They seem to be stuck. The candidate has to be Bernie Sanders, or the Bernie Bro’s will a) riot at the nominating convention, and b) stay home on election day. But Sanders may be too well-known for the media to sell him to the American people, the way they did with more obscure candidates like Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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    • February 13, 2020, at 11:55 PM PST
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  5. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, lots of “technical issues” in this one. At least I assume that’s what all the silent pauses and stuff, were from.

    @blueyeti, what happened? Really, there are a lot of silences and at least one bad Jerry MacGuire insertion. I thought you had let JPod edit it.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 1:07 AM PST
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  6. Arahant Member

    I am going to separate these next three comments based on the content. Our three coastal elite commentators have no idea what most people see in Trump. Go to a rally. Seriously. Don’t even talk about him until you have gone to one of his rallies. I think Rob comes closest to understanding, but even he needs a Trump rally. (Also wouldn’t hurt to attend a pro wrestling event to understand what America loves about Trump.)

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    • February 14, 2020, at 1:11 AM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    Talking about the Academy Awards, which are boring and nobody watches, is boring, and nobody wants to hear it. That segment could have been a lot shorter and more fun. If a good part of your show is boring talk about a boring show, you’ll have a hard time keeping eardrums on your show.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 1:13 AM PST
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  8. Arahant Member

    Talking about the Criterion Collection/Channel and especially about Dracula’s reaction to a modern home was pure gold. More of this; less of Trump and AA. This was interesting.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 1:15 AM PST
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  9. Henry Castaigne Member

    Harley Quinn is a sociopath and not a psychopath. 

    • #9
    • February 14, 2020, at 1:33 AM PST
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  10. Arahant Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Harley Quinn is a sociopath and not a psychopath.

    That’s right, Henry. Stand up for the psychopaths.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 1:34 AM PST
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  11. kedavis Member

    I found the 2002 “Birds Of Prey” SERIES far more interesting. And Mia Sara played a less-bat-guano-crazy (at least externally) Harley Quinn.

    http://epguides.com/birdsofprey/

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    • February 14, 2020, at 2:07 AM PST
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  12. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    I take a moment of quiet amusement that the ad is for imperfectfoods.com/glop, as if you’re ordering to provide for your Dickensian orphanage.

    • #12
    • February 14, 2020, at 2:39 AM PST
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  13. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Re the modern conveniences; there was a great innovation in toilet paper; when they figured out how to make it without splinters. If I could jump in a portal and live in the past, I don’t think I’d go back further than that time.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 2:51 AM PST
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  14. Henry Castaigne Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    I am going to separate these next three comments based on the content. Our three coastal elite commentators have no idea what most people see in Trump. Go to a rally. Seriously. Don’t even talk about him until you have gone to one of his rallies. I think Rob comes closest to understanding, but even he needs a Trump rally. (Also wouldn’t hurt to attend a pro wrestling event to understand what America loves about Trump.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy5AZ_MTv4Q&t=625s

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    • February 14, 2020, at 3:19 AM PST
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  15. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Perhaps Buttigieg’s husband is really a beard. It used to be that the primary recruiting pool for Presidents was middle aged straight white males. But in the modern Democrat party that demographic slice cannot win the nomination. Changing sex or race is takes a lot of work, so he took the easy way in.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 5:26 AM PST
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  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Love the Trump hatred.

    Good let the hate flow through you.

    A bit more and their trip to the dark side will be complete.

    • #16
    • February 14, 2020, at 5:58 AM PST
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  17. Blue Yeti Admin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, lots of “technical issues” in this one. At least I assume that’s what all the silent pauses and stuff, were from.

    @blueyeti, what happened? Really, there are a lot of silences and at least one bad Jerry MacGuire insertion. I thought you had let JPod edit it.

    Hmm, I guess something got moved. Will re-upload a new version shortly. 

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    • February 14, 2020, at 6:23 AM PST
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  18. EDISONPARKS Member
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    Perhaps Buttigieg’s husband is really a beard. It used to be that the primary recruiting pool for Presidents was middle aged straight white males. But in the modern Democrat party that demographic slice cannot win the nomination. Changing sex or race is takes a lot of work, so he took the easy way in.

    Faking a gay identity for political advantage in a (D) Primary?

    I would not put anything past the modern Left.

    The next thing you know biological males who identify as female will be dominating girls high school track events in Connecticut.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 6:50 AM PST
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  19. Stad Thatcher

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Wow, lots of “technical issues” in this one. At least I assume that’s what all the silent pauses and stuff, were from.

    They hit the MUTE button whenever they take a sip . . .

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:23 AM PST
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  20. Stad Thatcher

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Harley Quinn is a sociopath and not a psychopath.

    Not to mention she has no fashion sense. I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing her outfit.

    Wonder Woman on the other hand . . .

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:24 AM PST
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  21. Blue Yeti Admin

    OK, folks — new version uploaded. Delete the version you have and re-download to get the new one.

    Apologies — we switched to new editing software a couple of months ago and I’m still getting used to its “eccentricities.” That said, I should probably not produce and edit GLoP while I’m drunk.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 7:35 AM PST
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  22. Arahant Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    That said, I should probably not produce and edit GLoP while I’m drunk.

    I would have to think that would be the only way to do it.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:44 AM PST
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  23. Arahant Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    Wonder Woman on the other hand . . .

    You wear her outfit?

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    • February 14, 2020, at 8:44 AM PST
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  24. Henry Castaigne Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Wonder Woman on the other hand . . .

    You wear her outfit?

    Doesn’t everyone? It’s a classic. 

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:01 AM PST
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  25. Jeffery Shepherd Member

    Their conversation about the voting/caucusing in a non-secret fashion in Iowa was kind of silly. It was not democracy in action. Rather, it was simply a party selecting its nominee.

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:13 AM PST
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    I should probably not produce and edit GLoP while I’m drunk.

    Why not? I suspect the podcasters have a nip themselves during a podcast now and then . . .

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:43 AM PST
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  27. Stad Thatcher

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    Wonder Woman on the other hand . . .

    You wear her outfit?

    Doesn’t everyone? It’s a classic.

    OTOH, my Xena outfit itches . . .

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    • February 14, 2020, at 9:44 AM PST
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  28. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I love how none of these guys talk about the corrupt prosecution of Roger Stone. Only that its terrible that Trump is trying to do something about the corruption.

    Or do they think a 70 year old guy should be forced into 10 years in prison while people like Andrew McCabe, oh look I just saw they arent going to prosecute him for perjury. 

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    • February 14, 2020, at 10:18 AM PST
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  29. Brent Chambers Member

    I am really glad I listened to this podcast. I almost passed because I am near my limit on conservative Never Trump. However, the Al-Anon references were an epiphany. I realized that some of my Never Trump favorites are like unrecovered Al-Anons. This may seem like a slam, but it is not. In the program unrecovered Al-Anons are called Alligators. Sometimes I think, “Alligators!” But sometimes I think, “I do love my Alligator.”

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    • February 14, 2020, at 10:45 AM PST
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  30. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    That said, I should probably not produce and edit GLoP while I’m drunk.

    I would have to think that would be the only way to do it.

    Yep. Why be any different from the show hosts….

    • #30
    • February 14, 2020, at 11:30 AM PST
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