This is the week the world was introduced to the O’Brien of the 21st century, Ms. Nina Jankowicz, aka the “Mary Poppins of disinformation” (her own term), who is going to lead the Biden Administration’s new Ministry of Truth in the Department of Homeland Security—the very same government agency that leftists once despised because it might be able to spy on our library books because of the Patriot Act. Good times, good times!

This was also the week we discovered that Joe Biden can’t say “kleptocracy,” though that is admittedly a difficult word for any Democrat since it hits so close to home. It’s almost like it’s kryptonite for the left.

Reading the tea leaves, Steve sees signs of a plan coming together to oust Ron Klain from the White House after the November mid-term election, and blame him for President Biden’s poor performance.

But the bulk of this episode is a long discussion of the problem of propaganda and disinformation, with some digressions into the latest new about Ukraine, some observations on how Joe Biden resembles Jimmy Carter beyond just inflation and other retro-seventies features, and even some long overdue whisky news.

We also ask readers for their input: Should Lucretia rejoin Twitter? She still has her old fans. Let us know in the comment thread.

 

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  1. Boney Cole Member
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    Steve, off topic, but possibly of interest to you and your prog rock affections, see nickdeiuliis.com December 10, 2021 commentary.  It is interesting and humorous to read the commentary of a fire-breathing natural gas corporate executive doing a deep dive on Genesis, and finding out it was one of his first record purchases.  I think he would be a great guest on the Powerline or Three Whisky podcasts. 

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Trump was still president when Twitter Banned him.

    No, I for one dont care who’s on Twitter or not. I think Twitter should be like Las Vegas – what happens there should stay there.

    I think all Ukrainian sympathies for Russia is long gone – no matter what language they speak.

     

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  3. Taras Coolidge
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Trump was still president when Twitter Banned him.

    No, I for one dont care who’s on Twitter or not. I think Twitter should be like Las Vegas – what happens there should stay there.

    I think all Ukrainian sympathies for Russia is long gone – no matter what language they speak.

     

    You would think that two intelligent conservatives would understand the power of incentives.

    If Putin is rewarded for invading his neighbors, as has been the case up to now, he will do more of it and, as we have seen, on a larger scale.

    If Putin is punished for invading his neighbors, he will do less of it. 

    True, Ukraine is a struggling democracy; while Russia is an increasingly fascistic dictatorship. But even if that were not true, the world would want Russia to pay a price that would deter it from invading independent countries, in its quest to reassemble the Russian Empire.

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  4. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Steve, what happened to your getting ads for the podcast? I’d pay to hear Lucretia do the ad for:

    ”Read the Great Books. Edmund Burke’s Reflections..Weber’s “The Protestant Ethic… 

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  5. Dr.Guido Member
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    Please come back to Twitter so I can once again associate with the Borgias!

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  6. Steven Hayward Member
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    Boney Cole (View Comment):

    Steve, off topic, but possibly of interest to you and your prog rock affections, see nickdeiuliis.com December 10, 2021 commentary. It is interesting and humorous to read the commentary of a fire-breathing natural gas corporate executive doing a deep dive on Genesis, and finding out it was one of his first record purchases. I think he would be a great guest on the Powerline or Three Whisky podcasts.

    Thanks, I’ll look it up.

    As it happens, I’m taking in Steve Hackett’s old Genesis songs tour later this month in Seattle.

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  7. Steven Hayward Member
    Steven Hayward
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    Boney Cole (View Comment):

    Steve, off topic, but possibly of interest to you and your prog rock affections, see nickdeiuliis.com December 10, 2021 commentary. It is interesting and humorous to read the commentary of a fire-breathing natural gas corporate executive doing a deep dive on Genesis, and finding out it was one of his first record purchases. I think he would be a great guest on the Powerline or Three Whisky podcasts.

    P.S. Prog rock is never “off topic”!

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  8. Steven Hayward Member
    Steven Hayward
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Steve, what happened to your getting ads for the podcast? I’d pay to hear Lucretia do the ad for:

    ”Read the Great Books. Edmund Burke’s Reflections..Weber’s “The Protestant Ethic…

    You’re a wicked, mischievous man!

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