Looking for a Mob

With so much going on in politics and the culture, at the moment, there was a bounty of topics to choose from for this episode, but with our characteristic discipline, we stuck to a recap of last night’s debate, the bizarre events at the University of Missouri and Yale, and some free GLoP media consulting for the remaining Republican presidential candidates.

The boys close with some of their favorite TV shows, movies, and Vines (yes, you read that right) of the current season.

(By the way, John said he’d be on tonight’s Red Eye but he has been rescheduled for the Dec. 2 episode.)

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  1. BuckeyeSam Inactive
    BuckeyeSam
    @BuckeyeSam

    Paul Lynde was hilarious. He was great as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched.

    Question for John about Harry’s: You mentioned that it “gives back” 1% of something (gross, net, whatever) to the communities in which they operate. Sorry for the quibble, but did Harry’s take something from these communities that necessitates their “giving back” something to them. I realize that it’s shorthand for the words donate or contribute, but can’t we acknowledge their altruism rather than acquiescing in the progressive theme that private enterprises need to be reimbursing others for things that they take from them.

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  2. Baker Inactive
    Baker
    @Baker

    Ha. I wish you had included a bit of Margaret Hamilton in there with the Paul Lynde opening… Excellent.

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  3. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Now that’s what I call shameless (Melissa) Click bait.

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  4. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    So from this episode we learned that John performs stand-up with dead people and Rob watches The Vines (presumably while fighting The Gout).  I kid I kid.  Great episode guys.

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  5. BuckeyeSam Inactive
    BuckeyeSam
    @BuckeyeSam

    The unwillingness to talk about Rubio’s millstone (amnesty and Rubio-Schumer)–other than to say that Rubio dodged the immigration question last night–is interesting.

    Rubio means amnesty and that means one-party state. Enjoy it, guys.

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  6. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    Melissa Click reminds me of the “Where’s the Beef?” lady from those old Wendy’s commercials.

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  7. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    BuckeyeSam:The unwillingness to talk about Rubio’s millstone (amnesty and Rubio-Schumer)–other than to say that Rubio dodged the immigration question last night–is interesting.

    Rubio means amnesty and that means one-party state. Enjoy it, guys.

    No it’s not interesting as it has been talked to death and no Rubio does not mean amnesty.

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  8. Roadrunner Inactive
    Roadrunner
    @Roadrunner

    BuckeyeSam: Rubio means amnesty and that means one-party state. Enjoy it, guys.

    Those that don’t see this are in denial about why California is the way it is.  It is the one party state that Rubio and the donor class will make everywhere.

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  9. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Rob is in New York feverishly pitching America’s Funniest Vines to ABC. Even if it doesn’t sell it makes his time wasting Internet experiences tax deductible.

    I don’t understand the appeal of alternative history shows unless you’re really into “Life sucks. BUT it coulda been worse!”

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  10. GirlWithAPearl Inactive
    GirlWithAPearl
    @GirlWithAPearl

    ManInTheHighCastleThanks for the tip re: The Man in the High Castle

    Except it’s not Netflix but Amazon Prime

    And you guys failed to mention the bonus cast member: Rufus Sewell – yum!

    Check out the trailers & customer reviews, wow. Gee, wonder what I’ll be doing on the 20th of November.

    https://www.amazon.com/The-New-World/dp/B00RSGFRY8/ref=sr_1_1/ref=sr_1_1?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=the%20man%20in%20the%20high%20castle&pebp=1447283174085&perid=0V7XYJBHJKCMWVZC0JXX&qid=1447283172&sr=8-1

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  11. GirlWithAPearl Inactive
    GirlWithAPearl
    @GirlWithAPearl

    Speaking of mobs – from Mozilla to Mizzou – another purge is underway, targeting conservative activist Robert Oscar Lopez, outspoken defender and truth teller about family issues, in particular, children raised by lesbians and homosexuals, and children of surrogates and all manner of “other” sorts of alternative birth arrangements. He is a tenured prof at UC-Northridge.

    I hope you will sign the petition. I’d love to see Dr. Lopez guest host at Ricochet sometime! His story is quite amazing and follows no predictable path. He’s an excellent writer and has published quite a bit at AmericanThinker.

    It only takes 10 seconds to sign:

    http://www.citizengo.org/en/sy/30946-dear-dr-white-we-respectfully-request-you-drop-all-charges-against-dr-robert-oscar-lopez?m=5&tcid=17353827

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  12. Lidens Cheng Member
    Lidens Cheng
    @LidensCheng

    Someone should have dumped John Kasich back into that dumpster he crawled out of. And those obnoxious and narcissistic students need a good slapping.

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  13. Ed G. Member
    Ed G.
    @EdG

    I’m all for the candidates championing their preferred (even if immediately pie in the sky) views. We all know none of their tax plans will ever make it past Congress as-is and that 10-20 year projections are meaningless as the budget and plans change every year. Yes, they will inevitably have to make compromises and deal in the possible of the short term. I just think that it’s more valuable to know where their inclinations lie so that we can have a better idea of the types of pragmatic lines they’ll draw and what direction their compromises will head in. I want to know that we share the same goal line and also that we share the same determination to move the ball closer to it. Not to mention the other talents required to do so.

    Leading with the compromise position has been a Republican problem for several years now; there will be additional compromise and so the result is ever to the left instead of the middle or even closer to our side. Ask for the sun and settle for the moon. Ask for a mile and take an inch. Negotiation has not been our strong suit, assuming that our negotiators really are going in the direction we want them to go.

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  14. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Someone should make a vine movie. It would be more like silent films than talkies, but it could be done; it doesn’t have to be a thousand vines; it could be 500… Some kid–well, kids–somewhere should be encouraged to do it.

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  15. Fresch Fisch Member
    Fresch Fisch
    @FreschFisch

    And the leftist mob at NARAL is going after Teresa Collett, a pro-life professor at the University of St Thomas, a CATHOLIC university in St Paul MN!

    HOW DARE A PROFESSOR AT A CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY BE PRO-LIFE!

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  16. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    The Twilight Zone episode with the kid with powers is, of course, “It’s a Good Life” from season 3 of the series. Rob seems to refer to a strong authority figure into the kid’s life, which would mean he’s of the inferior “Twilight Zone Movie” version of the story. (It’s on Hulu.)

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  17. James Gawron Inactive
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Eustace C. Scrubb:The Twilight Zone episode with the kid with powers is, of course, “It’s a Good Life” from season 3 of the series. Rob seems to refer to a strong authority figure into the kid’s life, which would mean he’s of the inferior “Twilight Zone Movie” version of the story. (It’s on Hulu.)

    Eustace,

    Perhaps we are at the commercial break in the Twilight Zone episode.

    Professor who confronted photographer resigns courtesy post

    Click Click..Clunk!

    Regards,

    Jim

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  18. Johnny Dubya Inactive
    Johnny Dubya
    @JohnnyDubya

    Eustace C. Scrubb:The Twilight Zone episode with the kid with powers is, of course, “It’s a Good Life” from season 3 of the series. Rob seems to refer to a strong authority figure into the kid’s life, which would mean he’s of the inferior “Twilight Zone Movie” version of the story. (It’s on Hulu.)

    Here is the original short story from 1953.  It is excellent; well worth reading.

    Just as Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” anticipated today’s movement toward equality of outcomes rather than equality of opportunity, Jerome Bixby’s “It’s A Good Life” anticipated the fearsome power of narcissistic, easily-offended young people and the cowering of the adults around them.

    The president of the University of Missouri was “thought” into a grave deep, deep in the cornfield.

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  19. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    James Gawron:

    Eustace C. Scrubb:The Twilight Zone episode with the kid with powers is, of course, “It’s a Good Life” from season 3 of the series. Rob seems to refer to a strong authority figure into the kid’s life, which would mean he’s of the inferior “Twilight Zone Movie” version of the story. (It’s on Hulu.)

    Eustace,

    Perhaps we are at the commercial break in the Twilight Zone episode.

    Professor who confronted photographer resigns courtesy post

    Click Click..Clunk!

    Regards,

    Jim

    However, she hasn’t resigned her actual position at the school of communication. That position remains unclear.

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  20. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    A reference to The Faerie Queene! Hurrah! And appropriate scorn and mockery of the twisted mockery of intellectual pursuits that is the modern university- including a comparison of faculty to remoras. You guys reaffirmed a life choice I made 8 years ago for which I thank you. Academia, I am gladder than ever that I left you.

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  21. Johnny Dubya Inactive
    Johnny Dubya
    @JohnnyDubya

    Rob said that children used to learn to negotiate the world. I would add that today’s young generation instead seeks to negotiate WITH the world.

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  22. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Well, how can Americans stand around & let your  kids be told they are the leaders of tomorrow & that they can be anything they want to be & that their dreams can come true or can be made to come true & they can be who they want to be?

    How much of that do you think it takes to get kids to start believing it? How is everyone going to deal with the consequences who does not turn out to be very successful or who lucks out on family & love?

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  23. Grosseteste Thatcher
    Grosseteste
    @Grosseteste

    I’m a little late to the party here, but for every Philip K. Dick adaptation where I’ve read the story/novel, I’ve found the adaptation superior.  He was a genius at coming up with the germ of a good story, so I’m glad the adaptations keep coming, but with execution, especially telegraphing his plot twists, he wasn’t as good as his fans in Hollywood.

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  24. Douglas Inactive
    Douglas
    @Douglas

    BuckeyeSam:Paul Lynde was hilarious. He was great as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched.

    Question for John about Harry’s: You mentioned that it “gives back” 1% of something (gross, net, whatever) to the communities in which they operate. Sorry for the quibble, but did Harry’s take something from these communities that necessitates their “giving back” something to them. I realize that it’s shorthand for the words donate or contribute, but can’t we acknowledge their altruism rather than acquiescing in the progressive theme that private enterprises need to be reimbursing others for things that they take from them.

    Yeah, the “give back” thing has always bugged me. And I’m not an Objectivist… far from it… but this notion that you owe other people when it was your own sweat, talent, and ingenuity that got you ahead… that just rubs me wrong. I’ve got no problem with charity, but this notion that charity is somehow owed is a non-starter with me.

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  25. Wolfsheim Member
    Wolfsheim
    @Wolfsheim

    I am lulled by the wit and wisdom I enjoy on the GLoP podcast into forgetting that the participants are considerably younger than I, and it is only when late 20th-century history is discussed that I am reminded of that fact.

    I have spent far fewer years in America than they, but I did spend three of my undergraduate years at UC Berkeley and witnessed (and peripherally supported) the so-called Free Speech Movement, whose cause (in both senses of the word) was murky. Most students were indifferent, skeptical, if not antagonistic—until the famous Greek Theater incident, which turned Mario Savio (a thoroughly decent person, especially by today’s standards, unlike the thugs who immediately succeeded him) into a hero. As a hardline wannabe Bolshevik, I was flabbergasted. Poor Clark Kerr, a liberal technocrat, wound up as the scapegoat. The real issue was or should have been the lack of concern for undergraduate education. The students were bought off with pass-fail courses, even as the administration gained ever more bureaucratic power. (I was admitted without a US high school diploma or SAT scores on the basis of a rather casual recommendation. Nowadays, that would be impossible, as I am very much of the “wrong” ethnicity and gender.)

    I have since become a professor myself, with a brief sojourn in the United States. I do not blame today’s parents for the campus Maoists. I blame my one-time colleagues, most of whom are merely lip-service lefties and craven, conformist cowards, terrified of not being invited to the next vegetarian cocktail party if they fail to kowtow to the Red Queen. The kids they teach are, for the most part, woefully ignorant, though pointing that out can be more dangerous than expressing politically incorrect views.

    Mention of The Faerie Queene brought back memories both nostalgic and painful. I once stayed up all night reading it. With the same professor we read Paradise Lost. He was Jewish and liberal, an FSM supporter, who scolded those of us who showed up for class when we were supposed to be engaged in a boycott. And yet  he said that he could not read Book XII of Milton’s work without weeping. I had showed up because he was such a good teacher. All in all, those were far better times, but, alas, the seeds of destruction were already being sown.

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  26. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    OK, I finally got around to following Rob’s suggestion and watching the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.  That was very awful.  I wonder if some of those joke writers are still working?  The quality is very similar to what we get when presenters “banter” on the Oscars telecasts.

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