The Muslim War on Dumpsters

Welcome to the HLC podcast for September 20, 2016. It’s the Muslim War on Dumpsters edition. We are nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg. Our topics for today are:

1) The bombings in New York and knife attacks in Minnesota – how did two well-assimilated muslims get radicalized? Were they well-assimilated? And what will the two presidential campaigns do now that the national focus has shifted suddenly back to national security?

2) Hillary’s weird vibe – listen to this audio of Hillary responding to the bombing and tell us this doesn’t sound like she’s in more trouble physically than when she was collapsing on September 11. Has she given up? Is she just mailing it in now? And why, after Monday the 19th, does Hillary not have another event on her calendar until the debates one week later? Is it time, with 50 days until the election, to take six days off to prepare for the un-preparable?

3) The media now judges news stories on the presidential race on Donald Trump as racist or lies or both. This is what they call fact-checking. It is what sensible observers call a full court press to prevent the unthinkable.

We’ll have our shower thoughts – and pay homage to “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” And we’ll have our hidden gem from the 1987 movie Bagdad Cafe entitled “I am Calling You.”

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  1. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    An interesting podcast, but what went wrong with your editing? You repeat the Hillary segment, the entire segment. The transition between the second topic and the third is really clumsy, volume is lost, back chat is heard, and then things pick up. You really need to clean this up.

    I loved Michael’s ban on dumpsters, a great bit.

    In terms of Hillary’s decline, anyone who has ever been in sales which politics is certainly a species of knows that when you don’t make a sale that it affects your entire demeanor. Salespeople tend to project current trend into the future. If your up, you are going up forever, until you not. When you are down you are going to continue down. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. When her polls were up she believed she had a clear shot. Now that she is dropping against Trump, she is seeing a replay of 2008, and it is sapping her energy.

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  2. Merrijane Inactive
    Merrijane
    @Merrijane

    Lazier about language. Puh. Like in the “good old days” everyone worked so hard at language.

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  3. Doctor Robert Member
    Doctor Robert
    @DoctorRobert

    Eugene Kriegsmann: You repeat the Hillary segment, the entire segment.

    Boy, am I glad to read that.  I thought I had taken too many painkillers.

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  4. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Eugene Kriegsmann:An interesting podcast, but what went wrong with your editing? You repeat the Hillary segment, the entire segment. The transition between the second topic and the third is really clumsy, volume is lost, back chat is heard, and then things pick up. You really need to clean this up.

    I loved Michael’s ban on dumpsters, a great bit.

    In terms of Hillary’s decline, anyone who has ever been in sales which politics is certainly a species of knows that when you don’t make a sale that it affects your entire demeanor. Salespeople tend to project current trend into the future. If your up, you are going up forever, until you not. When you are down you are going to continue down. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. When her polls were up she believed she had a clear shot. Now that she is dropping against Trump, she is seeing a replay of 2008, and it is sapping her energy.

    Thanks very much Eugene.

    It is modified now. Sorry!

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