This week offers a hybrid car of an episode—almost literally as it turns out—as John Yoo was traveling midweek when Lucretia and Steve gathered in person with Richard Samuelson to record the first half, reviewing his reflections on the significance of the “Washington Football Team” deciding to name themselves the “Commanders,” which rather fits the administrative state today, no? From there we go on to observe that just when you think academic history can’t sink any lower, it finds a way to do just that (in this case, the James Sweet fiasco that we’ve written about on Power Line), and then we take up Michael Anton’s latest provocation about why the prospect of a new civil war could represent the vindication of the Declaration of Independence.

At length, and with the help of Interpol, we managed to track down John Yoo in exile over in Italy to get his on the ground take on the recent Italian election that American media think is a harbinger of revived fascism, along with an extended discussion of how the new lawsuits against Biden’s student loan giveaway have a good chance of overcoming the standing hurdles and successfully striking down Biden’s illegal action.

But wait! There’s more: Would you believe our Lucretia took delivery of her very own Tesla this week? John recalls his not terribly happy experience with a rented Tesla last week, but when I showed him what happened to gasoline prices in California this week, he began to reconsider. (The left side shows prices on Monday, and then on Friday, at the same station.)

 

 

 

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  1. Pat Jefferson Member
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    Tip for @johnyoo and anyone else who is rented a Tesla (as I have been recently after a collision): If you give the voice command “Navigate to Supercharger,” you’re then offered a choice of nearby destinations and can choose one for directions. Also, anytime you use the onboard GPS, you’re shown an estimate of how much battery will remain at the conclusion of your trip. (It’s amusing that you’re forbidden by Texas state law to manipulate your phone while driving, but Elon Musk can give you as your vehicle control panel a tablet which offers all sorts of possibilities for distracted driving.)

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  2. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    Kamala knows Venn diagrams. 
    https://twitter.com/rncresearch/status/1576268967165009925?s=21&t=v8mR1ssI-pyqW8UAbkLUUg

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  3. Leslie Watkins Member
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    I’m with John about EVs. It seems likely that disposal of the batteries will become an environmental issue in decades to come. And, sooner than that, the inability of our tenuous power grid to keep up with heightened demand by using just renewables is going to be such a big problem that we’ll quickly forget we caused it. Unless we go nuclear. The Tesla does sound cool to drive, though.

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  4. T.C. Member
    T.C.
    @TCNYMEX

    Real sonic separation. Holding my tablet in landscape, Lucrecia’s voice came out of the right hand speaker, and Steve’s and Richard’s voice came out of the left. When did you guys start producing in stereo?

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  5. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    Gas is as low as $3.19 in Virginia.

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  6. T.C. Member
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    @TCNYMEX

    T.C. (View Comment):

    Real sonic separation. Holding my tablet in landscape, Lucrecia’s voice came out of the right hand speaker, and Steve’s and Richard’s voice came out of the left. When did you guys start producing in stereo?

    And now, that we have reached the Lucretia, Steve, and John from Italy segment; the podcast seems to have switched back to mono (same out of both speakers)

     

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  7. Steven Hayward Podcaster
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    T.C. (View Comment):

    Real sonic separation. Holding my tablet in landscape, Lucrecia’s voice came out of the right hand speaker, and Steve’s and Richard’s voice came out of the left. When did you guys start producing in stereo?

    We actually did that segment *in person,* and not online by Zoom. So we had two mics set up to two iPhones in a hotel meeting room rather than a studio environment, and the sound is indeed unbalanced.

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  8. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Gas is as low as $3.19 in Virginia.

    $2.89 – 3.19 in north Texas,  but boy are my neighbors complaining about the price of electricity, which they would have to use to charge electric cars. 

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  9. Fynxbell Member
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    Gas here in NW Phoenix. 09-23 89octane $4.349 a gallon. This last Thursday (09-29) same station $5.249 a gallon.

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  10. RufusRJones Member
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    This is an exceptional interview of Doomberg on energy and geopolitics.

    https://omny.fm/shows/know-your-risk-radio-with-zach-abraham-chief-inves/doomberg

     

     

     

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  11. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Democrat social engineering is a proven stupid idea—-> 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_D._Putnam#Diversity_and_trust_within_communities

     

     

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  12. RufusRJones Member
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    That was a uniquely superior discussion of electric cars. 

    Can you imagine if Biden and Harris weren’t protected by the state controlled media?

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  13. The Cynthonian Member
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    I’m really surprised that Lucretia was swayed by the EV blandishments of Buttigieg et al.  😉

    I live in AZ also, and I’d like to visit some friends in So Cal, without mortgaging my house to do it.  Maybe I’ll consider renting one!

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  14. LibertyDefender Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Gas is as low as $3.19 in Virginia.

    That’s not a low price.  Gasoline was $1.599/gallon in Fredericksburg, Virginia not that long ago.

    Lucretia, why is gasoline so expensive in Arizona?  It’s not nearly as expensive in New Mexico as it is in Arizona.

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  15. LibertyDefender Member
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    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    I’m really surprised that Lucretia was swayed by the EV blandishments of Buttigieg et al. 😉

    I live in AZ also, and I’d like to visit some friends in So Cal, without mortgaging my house to do it. Maybe I’ll consider renting one!

    How will renting a house get you to SoCal?

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  16. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
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    @stevenhayward, what was the Lincoln biography you still consider to be among the best?

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  17. The Cynthonian Member
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    The Cynthonian (View Comment):

    I’m really surprised that Lucretia was swayed by the EV blandishments of Buttigieg et al. 😉

    I live in AZ also, and I’d like to visit some friends in So Cal, without mortgaging my house to do it. Maybe I’ll consider renting one!

    How will renting a house get you to SoCal?

    I mean renting an EV!

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Now that I have listened to the show and the travails @johnyoo had with the rented Tesla, I have a question about returning an electric car to the rental company.  He mentioned that he returned the car with about 10% charge remaining on the battery. Does the rental company charge you a fortune if you return the car with less than full charge, the way they do with gasoline cars? But with a gasoline car, refilling it is five minutes at a gas station a mile from the airport  (unless you’re in Portland Oregon,  where the nearest gasoline station is ten miles away because the airport is on a flood plain, so gasoline stations are not allowed). Having to recharge an electric car before returning it would require extensive advance planning and careful time management. 

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  19. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    A brief compendium of Kamalaisms.

    https://twitter.com/doranimated/status/1577064513702334464?s=61&t=bjetKPe8Oir2X23r2IyFhw

     

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  20. Steven Hayward Podcaster
    Steven Hayward
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    Boethius1261972 (View Comment):

    @ stevenhayward, what was the Lincoln biography you still consider to be among the best?

    Lord Charnwood. 

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  21. Boethius1261972 Coolidge
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    @Boethius1261972

    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    Boethius1261972 (View Comment):

    @ stevenhayward, what was the Lincoln biography you still consider to be among the best?

    Lord Charnwood.

    Thank you!

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