Kevin and Charlie discuss the Washington Nationals’ visit to the White House.

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  1. colleenb Member

    Good discussion as usual. I would go to the White House as a team member but agree with Charles that journalists should not attend nor should there even be a Christmas party for correspondents.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 7:33 AM PST
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    The first 24 minutes are unusually tiresome, as the guys discuss whether or not athletes should go to the White House, whether or not they would go to the White House if they were athletes, whether or not they would go to the White House if they were as they really are.

    Oddly, the guys don’t believe journalists should socialize with newsmakers and politicians. I say oddly, because socializing with news sources is how journalists get stories and leaks.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 8:27 AM PST
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  3. Barry Jones Thatcher

    So California, Colorado and a few other states have changed the way the public can get “drugs” and yet the Cartels are still SIGNIFICANT players in an illegal drug market. So have to call BS on Kevin’s characterization of that issue, at least. If modifying the drug market would get rid of the cartels then making alcohol legal to buy would have gotten rid of the Mafia, no? And for someone who is quick to call other people “bigoted and biased” he seems to be a bit “bigoted and biased” toward everything Trump.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 9:02 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Trump offers to “help” Mexico fight the cartels.

    From which Kevin Williamson, displaying his usual bias and willful blindness, immediately jumps to the conclusion that “apparently we’re deploying US troops to Mexico”!

    Kevin should be ashamed of himself, but he’s too filled up with ego and self-importance.

     

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    • November 6, 2019, at 9:28 AM PST
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  5. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Barry Jones (View Comment):

    So California, Colorado and a few other states have changed the way the public can get “drugs” and yet the Cartels are still SIGNIFICANT players in an illegal drug market. So have to call BS on Kevin’s characterization of that issue, at least. If modifying the drug market would get rid of the cartels then making alcohol legal to buy would have gotten rid of the Mafia, no? And for someone who is quick to call other people “bigoted and biased” he seems to be a bit “bigoted and biased” toward everything Trump.

    He said pretty much the exact opposite of what you ascribe to him here. Nice going.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 10:35 AM PST
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  6. Barry Jones Thatcher

    WilliamDean (View Comment):

    Barry Jones (View Comment):

    So California, Colorado and a few other states have changed the way the public can get “drugs” and yet the Cartels are still SIGNIFICANT players in an illegal drug market. So have to call BS on Kevin’s characterization of that issue, at least. If modifying the drug market would get rid of the cartels then making alcohol legal to buy would have gotten rid of the Mafia, no? And for someone who is quick to call other people “bigoted and biased” he seems to be a bit “bigoted and biased” toward everything Trump.

    He said pretty much the exact opposite of what you ascribe to him here. Nice going.

    So at around min 29 when Kevin says “I think that if Americans could buy their drugs from Pfizer rather than the Cartels, I think that would constitute a bit step in the right direction” is just the opposite of what I said? How so? In Kevin’s defense he does mitigate his view by saying it(the drug issue, more specifically Cartels) is only about 50% of Mexico’s problem and that the Cartels would just modify their model by getting into other forms of illegal activity…which is pretty much what I alluded to when I wrote that repealing Prohibition didn’t solve the Mafia problem…

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    • November 6, 2019, at 11:18 AM PST
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  7. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Barry Jones (View Comment):

    In Kevin’s defense he does mitigate his view by saying it(the drug issue, more specifically Cartels) is only about 50% of Mexico’s problem and that the Cartels would just modify their model by getting into other forms of illegal activity…which is pretty much what I alluded to when I wrote that repealing Prohibition didn’t solve the Mafia problem…

    In other words you don’t disagree with him.

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    • November 6, 2019, at 9:03 PM PST
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  8. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Barry Jones (View Comment):

    In Kevin’s defense he does mitigate his view by saying it(the drug issue, more specifically Cartels) is only about 50% of Mexico’s problem and that the Cartels would just modify their model by getting into other forms of illegal activity…which is pretty much what I alluded to when I wrote that repealing Prohibition didn’t solve the Mafia problem…

    Exactly. This is pretty much the exact opposite of “modifying the drug market would get rid of the cartels,” which is what you seemed to be ascribing to Kevin in your original post.

     

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    • November 6, 2019, at 10:02 PM PST
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