Jay and Mona catch up on the Gaza attempted invasion, the latest awful school shooting, Mattis and McCain, and the death of 3 giants.

Music from this week’s episode:  Largo from Xerxes. George Frideric Handel.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Yes Trump says awful things and the media are fools to take the bait every time. Democrat idiots like Andrea Mitchell will have themselves to blame if Trump is re-elected.

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    • May 21, 2018, at 1:56 PM PDT
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  2. filmklassik Member

    “Well?”

    Jay (and the Left) are absolutely right. At a certain point, emotion has to trump liberty.

    Good for Jay for having the courage to admit this.

    ”Well?”

    Well, indeed.

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    • May 22, 2018, at 12:59 AM PDT
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  3. George Townsend Inactive

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    “Well?”

    Jay (and the Left) are absolutely right. At a certain point, emotion has to trump liberty.

    Good for Jay for having the courage to admit this.

    ”Well?”

    Well, indeed.

    I haven’t listened to the Podcast yet. But I always look forward to it. And this statement about emotion and liberty seems about right to me. What a shame! We have always been able to overcome it, especially with a guy named “Reagan”, who always had his feet on the ground. But we now seem to have this new Populism. And I don’t know what the future holds!

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    • May 22, 2018, at 1:49 AM PDT
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  4. filmklassik Member

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    “Well?”

    Jay (and the Left) are absolutely right. At a certain point, emotion has to trump liberty.

    Good for Jay for having the courage to admit this.

    ”Well?”

    Well, indeed.

    I haven’t listened to the Podcast yet. But I always look forward to it. And this statement about emotion and liberty seems about right to me. What a shame! We have always been able to overcome it, especially with a guy named “Reagan”, who always had his feet on the ground. But we now seem to have this new Populism. And I don’t know what the future holds!

    Glad you caught my sarcasm there.

    Jay’s “Well?” could become a catchall word for all the times we succumb to easy emotion and scale back on our liberties; or the times we climb aboard the Progressive band wagon and censure humane countries and cultures. (See: Jonah Goldberg’s “The Suicide of the West”).

    Thus, Hamas exhorting its young men to charge the Israeli balustrades so bodies can start piling up like cord wood and make the Israelis look like trigger-happy barbarians could easily lead the Jays of the world to say “Well?” (And, when questioned about this, to say, “Have you no compassion??”)

    And Millennials citing the number of oppressed gay and trans youths killing themselves each year as “proof” that America needs to implement European-style hate speech laws could also elicit a “Well?” from the Jays. (“Where’s your empathy?? My gosh, do you know what it is to be young and gay in this country? Yes, even now, in 2018 — have you any idea?? And have you no compassion??”)

    ”Well?”

    Unbelievable.

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    • May 22, 2018, at 3:20 AM PDT
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  5. George Townsend Inactive

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    George Townsend (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    “Well?”

    Jay (and the Left) are absolutely right. At a certain point, emotion has to trump liberty.

    Good for Jay for having the courage to admit this.

    ”Well?”

    Well, indeed.

    I haven’t listened to the Podcast yet. But I always look forward to it. And this statement about emotion and liberty seems about right to me. What a shame! We have always been able to overcome it, especially with a guy named “Reagan”, who always had his feet on the ground. But we now seem to have this new Populism. And I don’t know what the future holds!

    Glad you caught my sarcasm there.

    Jay’s “Well?” could become a catchall word for the times we succumb to easy emotion and scale back on our liberties; or the times we climb aboard the Progressive band wagon and censure humane countries and cultures. (See: Jonah Goldberg’s “The Suicide of the West”).

    Thus, Hamas exhorting its young men to charge the Israeli balustrades so bodies can start piling up like cord wood and make the Israelis look like trigger-happy barbarians could easily lead the Jays of the world to say “Well?” (And, when questioned about this, to say, “Have you no compassion??”)

    And Millennials citing the number of oppressed gay and trans youths killing themselves each year as “proof” that America needs to implement European-style hate speech laws could also elicit a “Well?” from the Jays. (“Where’s your empathy?? My gosh, do you know what it is to be young and gay in this country? Yes, even now, in 2018 — have you any idea?? And have you no compassion??”)

    ”Well?”

    Unbelievable.

     

    Jay also did an interesting “Q&A” this week, in which he talked to an author about responsibility. I made a comment about one of the things that causes us not to take responsibility. And, to my way of thinking, it is Populism, which subject really animates me. As I said in the last sentence, Populism is a pernicious idea.

     

     

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    • May 22, 2018, at 4:40 AM PDT
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  6. rico Inactive

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Yes Trump says awful things and the media are fools to take the bait every time. Democrat idiots like Andrea Mitchell will have themselves to blame if Trump is re-elected.

    Unfortunately, Mona took the bait too, minimizing what actually happened in service to the larger preset narrative.

    But Mona is correct when she says that Trump knows what he’s doing. What better way to light a fire among the American public over inadequate enforcement of the the law against those animals than to induce the press to raise the question in unison, wrapped in a superficial (and fraudulent) criticism of Trump.

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    • May 22, 2018, at 10:06 AM PDT
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