We begin the New Year by examining three breaking news stories (to go with three shots of whisky, of course), all of which add up to the conclusion that the liberal learning curve is flat. First, Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler is finally starting to understand that Antifa is an anarchist group that you can’t reason with like a teenager. Second, Nancy Pelosi’s fancy home in San Francisco was vandalized by leftists, which seems redundant since the Speaker is quite skilled at political vandalism without outside help. And third, we compare and contrast political and media interest in two military-related scandals: the infamous “Tailhook” scandal of 30 years ago, and the news out just in the last few days that West Point is not going to enforce its honor code on 73 cadets who were caught cheating on an exam.

From there we introduce what is likely to be a series or a running segment for several weeks to come on “the vindication of Donald Trump.” Let’s just say “Lucretia” and extend our usual dispute about whether conventional Republicans are pathetic or merely seem to be.

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  1. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    I think Lucretia imbibed a little too freely on this one. 

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  2. Bart Member
    Bart
    @BartFlaherty

    Steve,

     

    FYI, the Tailhook convention has been regularly held in Reno, NV since 1993 up until this year, when it had to be “virtual”.

    Regards,

    Bart 

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  3. Quinnie Inactive
    Quinnie
    @Quinnie

    Mr. Hayward is clearly an academic.   He really has a problem taking a position and arguing for it.   Very milktoast.  Lucretia takes a position and tries to support it.  Enjoyable podcast.  Thank you.  

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  4. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Quinnie (View Comment):
    Lucretia takes a position and tries to support it.

    Yes but in this episode all she did was try, and fail, to support it.

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