The late week news was so screwball that Steve surrendered to Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey to cope while Lucretia the Lightweight settled for Irish coffee while John, out of place as usual, passed on a liquid lunch to have a real one. (By the way, the Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey is not recommended.)

Lucretia enjoys her Irish whisky (with real whipped cream!) while waiting to pounce on Steve.

And what a lot of screwball news, starting with the designation of a DoJ special counsel to deal with Hunter Biden’s special needs, a trial date and mini-gag order for Trump, and the flurry over the proposal of two conservative law professors to ban Trump’s eligility for the ballot under Section III of the 14th Amendment about “insurrection.” (If you are a glutton for the punishment of a 126-page law review article, you can view the whole thing here.) There’s just one problem with this scenario: Trump hasn’t been charged with fomenting insurrection or rebellion. Maybe the special counsel is waiting for another bad news dump on Hunter?

After some observations about the failed Ohio referendum this week we finallky getr down to some wider topics, including reflections on the astonishing interview last week with Obama biographer David Garrow in The Tablet, which presents about as unflattering a portrait of “the lightworker” as can be imagined. (If you haven’t read the Garrow interview, do so at your earliest convenience.) And we also ponder the latest notable offerings on the state of the country from Victor Davis Hanson (“Who Will Say No to the Current Madness“) and Jacob Howland (“America Is Now a Zombie State“). Steve, naturally, sees some signs of life while Lucretia, naturally, finds him to be too infernally optimistic.

Finally, a few suggestions for great general reading about politics, with Steve recommending a title from Kenneth Minogue and John recommending two titles from Daniel Bell. Lucretia is sticking with Calvin and Hobbes—the comic strip, not the 16th and 17th century authors!

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  1. Bishop Wash Member
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    Thank you Steve for bringing up special and independent counsels. As one who doesn’t follow things closely, I wondered how a special counsel could be appointed as I thought the Democrats had repealed that, once it had been used against them. 

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  2. Dr.Guido Member
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    @DrGuido

    The very guy that 2 IRS whistle-blowers finger as obstructing the investigation of the Joe/Hunter Biden Crime Family is the very guy that THIS AG ‘promotes’ to Special Counsel.

    Kinda like Jack Ruby being selected to be a CI to investigate the Oswald family?

    Like Lord HawHaw called to expose Tokyo Rose? 

    … when do we begin to see the ENTIRE MSM become journalists and not cheerleaders who were hired to run interference for the Left? If not now, when?

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  3. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    @Rightfromthestart

     

    I’ve read the conversation went like this:

    Reporter : “Is it the responsibility of the U.S. to protect migrants who might be fleeing extreme weather in their countries?”

    Biden: “We’re replacing every single lead pipe in America!”

    It took me a while to realize the reporter was trying to get him to invite the entire world to seek asylum here from the weather

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  4. Quickz Member
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    @Quickz

    I wanted to comment here – since the listeners (and boy-oh-boy the HOSTS! And that one – @lucretia – she’s HAWT! ;) ) are so brilliant, but time got away from me. But now I hear it again and again and I have to ask…

    …this whole thing about how a Special Council must come from outside of Government – I get it is a great talking point for the Republicans and it is making the rounds and all, but hasn’t like every SC since the Big Change in the late 90s/00s whenever it expired, haven’t they ALL been from inside GovCo??

    Weiss – He’s a USAtt from DE

    Durham – He’s a USAtt from Conn

    Mueller – He’s, well, Mueller, he was the head of the FBI right? Oh a few years in private practice “fixes” you? Dunno about that. Plus there is this thing in his Wiki that a Dem lawmaker complained he was in violation of this Regulation…

    Fitzgerald – He was the USAtt of Northern District of Ill. – and Comey’s son’s Godfather… yeah walls of separation here…

    Danforth – Ok, this is the most “outside of GovCo” you get, and he appointed the USAtt from like MI or something as his assistant/second in charge?

    Seems like every single one of these has not only come from inside the Government, but inside the DOJ!!

    Am I eating crazy pills??

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  5. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    https://x.com/rncresearch/status/1691534951701688322?s=61&t=UKLH2-24egSn4VVwl0Ofqw

    Who can imitate our VP’s laugh?

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