James and Toby do a deep dive into the Trump Tweet on the Socialist Squad in the House during this week’s installment of The United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast®, followed by a rousing discussion of Scarlet Johansson’s “controversial” remarks on acting in a woke world. Plus they delve into James’ “Free Pass List” and Toby writes a RomCom. All of this and more in a special episode of London Calling

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There are 8 comments.

  1. EtCarter Listener

    Luv from our family to yours.

    Thank you for keeping my siblings interested in such interesting topics.

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    • July 16, 2019, at 2:46 PM PST
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  2. EtCarter Listener

    Sorry if I didn’t make it clear: I am very interested and luv this podcast in my top 3 of all. Thank you!

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    • July 16, 2019, at 3:00 PM PST
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  3. Gaius Member

    I guess there’s something to be said for thicker British skins. I don’t think these kinds of Trump/Anti-Trump debates happen among US conservatives anymore. Friendships that cross the Trump divide have either ended or settled into an icy political truce.

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    • July 16, 2019, at 10:37 PM PST
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  4. Happy Wonderer Member

    Toby, isn’t dehumanizing language like saying someone is “tweeting like a monkey who escaped from a cocaine study” a clearer racist trope than telling someone to go back home? The publican at your local pub undoubtedly tells people every night to go back home at closing time.

    Jonah should be censured on the floor of the House for using such language as should you for quoting approvingly. [/tongue_in_cheek]

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    • July 17, 2019, at 5:35 AM PST
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  5. rdowhower Coolidge

    Not sure what Toby thinks qualifies as a nice city, but Minneapolis is not. I know, I work there everyday. He must not have journeyed out at night on Hennepin avenue where there is a good chance you will be shot at. Not to mention the fact that the inept mayor is extraordinarily woke. St. Paul is marginally better, but only because it has more tolerable architecture. Public transit is also a joke. James, don’t waste your time visiting.

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    • July 17, 2019, at 8:39 AM PST
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  6. colleenb Member

    Agree with @gaius that its great that James and Toby can agree to disagree on the Twitter controversy. I think I agree more with James than Toby on that but think that Toby’s romcom/sitcom of the husband running about trying to get Bradley Cooper or Brad Pitt to sleep with his wife so he can then sleep with a sexy star sounds like great fun. 

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    • July 17, 2019, at 9:09 AM PST
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  7. Bereket Kelile Member

    Gaius (View Comment):

    I guess there’s something to be said for thicker British skins. I don’t think these kinds of Trump/Anti-Trump debates happen among US conservatives anymore. Friendships that cross the Trump divide have either ended or settled into an icy political truce.

    I’m surprised they keep recording this podcast. James gets quite nasty with Toby. 

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    • July 17, 2019, at 10:30 AM PST
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Gaius (View Comment):

    I guess there’s something to be said for thicker British skins. I don’t think these kinds of Trump/Anti-Trump debates happen among US conservatives anymore. Friendships that cross the Trump divide have either ended or settled into an icy political truce.

     My impression after being on Ricochet for about two years and two months is that the anti-Trumpers tend to run away from debates. The anti-Trump position, entailing as it does the belief that Trump’s words are more important than his actions, is inherently hard to defend. (There was a major article in the Weekly Standard, a few months before it went under, that tried to argue that preposterous position.). Instead, the anti-Trumpers talk to each other, shaking their heads solemnly over how everyone but them is pixilated.*

    As a result, George Will makes the rounds for his new book without hearing a single tough question.

    James is right to nail Toby over the “racist trope” issue. All too many “conservatives” accept the other side’s definitions, and sometimes values as well.

    I still remember how many conservatives would go along, when liberals in the Eighties condemned racial discrimination in South Africa while turning a blind eye to mass murder and genocide elsewhere in Africa.

    Today, conservatives almost never challenge the Black Lives Matter movement — the name itself is a lie — for treating the vast majority of black homicides as “black lives that don’t matter“. 

    *See Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936).

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    • July 18, 2019, at 9:29 AM PST
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