Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for April 26, 2017 it’s the One Hundred Days Don’t Matter edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Casper mattresses: with over twenty thousand reviews with over 4.8 out of 5 stars, it is quickly becoming the internet’s favorite mattress.

This week our special guest is the inimitable, lovely and perspicacious Mollie Hemingway. Mollie takes time out of her very busy schedule as the latest and greatest Fox News contributor to join us to talk about Susan rice and underpants gnomes and why Hillary Clinton’s team didn’t see disaster coming from a long way out.

Next, Todd and I will discuss the courageous smackdown (at least I am sure that Judge William H. Orrick thinks of it that way) of a California judge of the President’s executive order to suspend federal grants to cities that don’t obey the immigration laws – i.e. sanctuary cities.

We will have our shower thoughts as usual and our hidden gem this week is indeed hidden and indeed a gem: Vera Lynn’s classic rendition of “We’ll Meet Again.”

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Members have made 15 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Rightfromthestart Thatcher

    I just had a crazy thought , could it be that in the final episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show when Ted suggested they sing ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary ‘ he was , as usual , getting it wrong and what he meant to say was ‘We’ll meet again’ . This could be the longest joke fuse in history! Haha

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    • April 26, 2017 at 6:11 am
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    BD1

    Thank you to Mollie Hemingway for acknowledging how much she regrets her vote for Evan McMullin. Other conservative figures are pretending they did not vote for him, or even that he ever existed.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 6:28 am
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    BD1 (View Comment):
    Thank you to Mollie Hemingway for acknowledging how much she regrets her vote for Evan McMullin. Other conservative figures are pretending they did not vote for him, or even that he ever existed.

    I did no such thing! I didn’t acknowledge regret for voting for Evan McMullin because I didn’t vote for him! I was just taking the opportunity to talk about how ineffectual the push for him was, and that conservative Trump voters knew what they were doing and have already been vindicated somewhat.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 7:03 am
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    BD1

    Sorry, when you said on Twitter, “It takes a special man to get one’s voters to regret their vote more than HRC/Trump voters thought they would. Evan McMullin is that man”, I thought you were speaking for yourself, but you were in fact referring to your husband.

    So as far as I know, your husband is the only prominent conservative to acknowledge regret at having voted for McMullin.

    • #4
    • April 26, 2017 at 7:15 am
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    Evan McMullin is an intelligent conservative. Trump is neither. I do not understand how you can say who is McMullin to be running for president. Who the heck is Donald Trump to be running for president? I voted for McMullin because I could not vote for Trump or Hillary. I am thankful Trump has surrounded himself, for the most part, with good people but he continues to act like a buffoon and it is clear he has no understanding of this country, its obligations or its history. Our only hope is that he shuts up and lets Pence and the cabinet run the country.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 8:30 am
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    BD1

    Evan McMullin: “I salute the courage of @SallyQYates. May other Americans in the government have the same resolve when required.”

    McMullin voters: Where do we go to get our reputations back?!

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    • April 26, 2017 at 8:57 am
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  7. Profile photo of Paul Dougherty Member

    Given that the Republican Party is sooo despised, what is y’all vision of the country (you know, the shared space even us idiots still inhabit) after the Great & Wonderful Trump era is over (could happen)?

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    • April 26, 2017 at 11:25 am
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  8. Profile photo of drlorentz Member

    It’s great to see you back at Ricochet, Mrs. Hemingway. Your insights are always valued, especially when they’re delivered with your sharp wit. You taught me the more family-friendly “goat rodeo” to replace the CoC non-compliant term I’d been using before. For that alone, I owe you a debt of gratitude.

    A note to the podcast proprietors: Yours is the only podcast that is pushing 100 MB (82 MB in this case) compared to about 1/3 that size for comparable-length podcasts (e.g., Law Talk at 28 MB). Much as I enjoy listening to your dulcet tones, they need not be reproduced with such high fidelity. It’s just spoken word, guys, not opera. You don’t need to encode it at 192 bps. Please, make your files smaller.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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    drlorentz (View Comment):
    It’s great to see you back at Ricochet, Mrs. Hemingway. Your insights are always valued, especially when they’re delivered with your sharp wit. You taught me the more family-friendly “goat rodeo” to replace the CoC non-compliant term I’d been using before. For that alone, I owe you a debt of gratitude.

    A note to the podcast proprietors: Yours is the only podcast that is pushing 100 MB (82 MB in this case) compared to about 1/3 that size for comparable-length podcasts (e.g., Law Talk at 28 MB). Much as I enjoy listening to your dulcet tones, they need not be reproduced with such high fidelity. It’s just spoken word, guys, not opera. You don’t need to encode it at 192 bps. Please, make your files smaller.

    I had thought I might one day break into Vesti la Giubba so we invested in lots of bandwidth. But perhaps it is better to use it only when we need it.

    That is the problem when an amateur does the sound mixing (i.e. me). We do shoot for smaller files but it got particularly out of control this time. Thanks for the feedback.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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  10. Profile photo of Quake Voter Thatcher

    Listening to and reading Mollie Hemingway is always a somewhat depressing experience.

    You imagine that if conservative positions could be articulated with that perfect mix of policy smarts, common sense, scold-free morality, fairness and a winning personality we would magically win the debate.

    Yet liberals persist despite Mrs. Hemingway.

    The demise of the Ace of Spades podcast left a little hole in my conservative heart on Fridays until the Hemingway/Harsanyi Federalist Radio Hour began on Fridays. Uniquely unforced chemistry and good humor in agreement or disagreement.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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  11. Profile photo of Benjamin Glaser Member

    Man I miss the Ace of Spades podcast. Ekhdal, McCoy, Ace, and Gabe were phenomenal.

    R.I.P.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    It’s great to see you back at Ricochet, Mrs. Hemingway. Your insights are always valued, especially when they’re delivered with your sharp wit. You taught me the more family-friendly “goat rodeo” to replace the CoC non-compliant term I’d been using before. For that alone, I owe you a debt of gratitude.

    A note to the podcast proprietors: Yours is the only podcast that is pushing 100 MB (82 MB in this case) compared to about 1/3 that size for comparable-length podcasts (e.g., Law Talk at 28 MB). Much as I enjoy listening to your dulcet tones, they need not be reproduced with such high fidelity. It’s just spoken word, guys, not opera. You don’t need to encode it at 192 bps. Please, make your files smaller.

    I had thought I might one day break into Vesti la Giubba so we invested in lots of bandwidth. But perhaps it is better to use it only when we need it.

    That is the problem when an amateur does the sound mixing (i.e. me). We do shoot for smaller files but it got particularly out of control this time. Thanks for the feedback.

    Hey, thanks for responding me. Some contributors on this site (no names, please) treat the little people like, well, little people.

    You guys have an excellent podcast. Continue your good work.

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    • April 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    It’s great to see you back at Ricochet, Mrs. Hemingway. Your insights are always valued, especially when they’re delivered with your sharp wit. You taught me the more family-friendly “goat rodeo” to replace the CoC non-compliant term I’d been using before. For that alone, I owe you a debt of gratitude.

    A note to the podcast proprietors: Yours is the only podcast that is pushing 100 MB (82 MB in this case) compared to about 1/3 that size for comparable-length podcasts (e.g., Law Talk at 28 MB). Much as I enjoy listening to your dulcet tones, they need not be reproduced with such high fidelity. It’s just spoken word, guys, not opera. You don’t need to encode it at 192 bps. Please, make your files smaller.

    I had thought I might one day break into Vesti la Giubba so we invested in lots of bandwidth. But perhaps it is better to use it only when we need it.

    That is the problem when an amateur does the sound mixing (i.e. me). We do shoot for smaller files but it got particularly out of control this time. Thanks for the feedback.

    Hey, thanks for responding me. Some contributors on this site (no names, please) treat the little people like, well, little people.

    You guys have an excellent podcast. Continue your good work.

    Felt sorry for you sitting and waiting for the endless download! 🙂

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    • April 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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  14. Profile photo of Dr.Guido Member

    Not sure which male voice is which but as someone who did a LOT of radio, there needs to be more attention paid to who is/is not getting too close or too far from a mic—longish sections almost approach the inaudible.

    PS–Molly H is terrific

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    • April 27, 2017 at 9:02 am
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    Dr.Guido (View Comment):
    Not sure which male voice is which but as someone who did a LOT of radio, there needs to be more attention paid to who is/is not getting too close or too far from a mic—longish sections almost approach the inaudible.

    PS–Molly H is terrific

    Hi Doc, Yes our sound engineer was off in the Bahamas and so we had to screw it up ourselves this time. Will do better next time. Sorry about that!

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    • April 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm
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