Commentary magazine senior writer Christine Rosen rejoins the Remnant to discuss Varsity Blues (the scandal), Big Tech, and more.

Shownotes

-Commentary podcast

-Christine Rosen

-Christine Rosen on the Meritocracy Blues

-Christine Rosen on Felicity Huffman

The Noah Rothman episode 

Preaching Eugenics – Christine Rosen

-The first Bahnsen episode

-The changing mores of the young

-Biden should run a front porch campaign 

-Untuckit.com – promo code DINGO

-Christine Rosen – “What Is To Be Done About Facebook?” 

-Jonah Goldberg Facebook page

-The 2019 Commentary roast 

-Reagan35X.com 

[email protected] 

-Past Remnant guest Sonny Bunch: first appearance, and second

-William Safire orders two whoppers junior 

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There are 28 comments.

  1. kedavis Member

    But what about Yasser Arafat coming to Camp David? Not to mention speaking at the UN with a pistol at his side.

    Meanwhile, why does it make sense for John Bolton to leave AFTER the Taliban “visit” was already cancelled?

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    • September 10, 2019, at 11:44 PM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    John Larroquette played CAPTAIN Stillman, not Lieutenant.

    As for the best part of the movie, I liked it all, but… maybe the extra nudity in the unrated version?

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    • September 10, 2019, at 11:56 PM PST
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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    What I find most entertaining about the Facebook regulation movement is that Facebook has been very loyal to the left, and now the left is turning on it.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 2:24 AM PST
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  4. Patrick McClure Member

    A lot of Stripes was filmed in Louisville KY and the surrounding area. Ft Knox was Ft Arnold, and the Czechoslovakian army post was part of the Jim Beam distillery in Bullitt county.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 7:56 AM PST
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  5. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    The Sonny Bunch thoughtpiece that has to happen is how Ghostbusters is a great conservative movie because small business owners are fighting government bureaucracy and environmental regulations

    I’d be interested in @jackbutler view of the “blue collar” reactionary comedies that were borne out Reagan based corporatism like “Gung Ho” or “DC Cab” maybe even “The Secret of My Success”

    I think Gung Ho and the problematic racism borne out of fear of Japanese takeovers, combined wtih Ron Howard being the most milquetoast director and Michael Keaton being a Bill Murray “inspirational speech” type would be interesting

    • #5
    • September 11, 2019, at 8:55 AM PST
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  6. Al Sparks Thatcher

    I saw Stripes when it first came out. I was in the military at the time (enlisted) and most of my shipmates liked it.

    I didn’t, really. One reason is that I was already tired of movies, serious or comedic that stereotyped the military, like Bill Murray. Basically Murray plays a smart aleck that would normally be crushed in a typical boot camp. He gets away with it.

    Of course this is not an original movie. I wouldn’t be surprised if the writer(s) had watched No Time for Sergeants which is similar and starred Andy Griffith in the 1950’s.

    Like Jack, I am a fan of Bill Murray overall. But Stripes didn’t do much for me.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 9:26 AM PST
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  7. Joe D. Lincoln

    Sorry, some of us in the hinterlands with no legacy or pedigree to assist our kids getting into some elite university don’t really see a big difference between getting your kid into Fancy Elite School With Connections Galore University because of your last name or bribing someone – at least the later option would have been open to me should I ever find a way to make it.

    So, if this woman does some community service and pays a 25k fine and that’s it. I won’t feel particularly disenfranchised. Can we focus instead on keeping foreign criminals out of our country?

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    • September 11, 2019, at 10:53 AM PST
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  8. Joe D. Lincoln

    I feel like if I were a Democratic primary voter I’d be inclined towards Tulsi Gabbard. I find it odd she hasn’t had more success – she seems like the kind of person the left would typically pronounce as their new messiah. I guess everyone wants someone old right now for some reason.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 11:26 AM PST
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  9. Joe D. Lincoln

    So… Trump was right on the whole pants thing…

    • #9
    • September 11, 2019, at 11:56 AM PST
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  10. Al Sparks Thatcher

    I don’t care how elite private schools pick their students, and I don’t care if they get bamboozled by people gaming the system. It’s entirely up to them to vet their potential students, and don’t agree with the government helping them out. They supposedly have bright people working for them, and they should be able to “let the buyer beware.”

    I don’t care if they racially discriminate either. A bright student can go to a non-elite school and still do well in life. Elite schools are over rated. To the extent that they do such discrimination, it will hurt them in the long term.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 12:51 PM PST
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  11. Texmoor Coolidge

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    The Sonny Bunch thoughtpiece that has to happen is how Ghostbusters is a great conservative movie because small business owners are fighting government bureaucracy and environmental regulations

    I’d be interested in @jackbutler view of the “blue collar” reactionary comedies that were borne out Reagan based corporatism like “Gung Ho” or “DC Cab” maybe even “The Secret of My Success”

    I think Gung Ho and the problematic racism borne out of fear of Japanese takeovers, combined wtih Ron Howard being the most milquetoast director and Michael Keaton being a Bill Murray “inspirational speech” type would be interesting

    Another 80’s a-hole:

    Image result for ghostbusters epa

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    • September 11, 2019, at 1:04 PM PST
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  12. Barry Jones Thatcher

    I think the way to handle big tech is make it illegal for companies to collect, keep, sell or use private data on individuals with large fines payable to the private person whose data was collected or sold. Take the money out of data collection and sale and the tech companies will get nicer to all customers as they have a lower cash flow. Money is power, restrict the money flow and restrict the power…

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    • September 11, 2019, at 1:35 PM PST
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  13. kedavis Member

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    I feel like if I were a Democratic primary voter I’d be inclined towards Tulsi Gabbard. I find it odd she hasn’t had more success – she seems like the kind of person the left would typically pronounce as their new messiah. I guess everyone wants someone old right now for some reason.

    Last I heard, Gabbard is not a full-throated cheerleader for abortion at any time, any place, for any or no reason. So that pretty much zeroes her chances on the left. The support I see for her, including on Ricochet, is from people who fantasize that she might be an acceptable Democrat to defeat Trump. But that support, and a dollar, might get you a cup of coffee. Or something. It sure won’t win an election.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 6:04 PM PST
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  14. Egg Man Member

    Thank you, Jack, for your bold truth-telling about Stripes. I’ve never understood Jonah’s reverence for it.

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    • September 11, 2019, at 8:16 PM PST
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  15. JackButler Podcaster

    Egg Man (View Comment):

    Thank you, Jack, for your bold truth-telling about Stripes. I’ve never understood Jonah’s reverence for it.

    I am glad I have someone on my side.

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    • September 12, 2019, at 6:55 AM PST
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  16. RS711 Listener

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Last I heard, Gabbard is not a full-throated cheerleader for abortion at any time, any place, for any or no reason. So that pretty much zeroes her chances on the left.

    She just came out in favor of third trimester abortion restrictions. Although not nearly enough, they definitely put her on the extreme pro-life wing of the Democrats running for President.

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    • September 12, 2019, at 7:19 AM PST
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  17. LibertyDefender Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    I feel like if I were a Democratic primary voter I’d be inclined towards Tulsi Gabbard. I find it odd she hasn’t had more success – she seems like the kind of person the left would typically pronounce as their new messiah. I guess everyone wants someone old right now for some reason.

    Last I heard, Gabbard is not a full-throated cheerleader for abortion at any time, any place, for any or no reason. So that pretty much zeroes her chances on the left. The support I see for her, including on Ricochet, is from people who fantasize that she might be an acceptable Democrat to defeat Trump. But that support, and a dollar, might get you a cup of coffee. Or something. It sure won’t win an election.

    I fear it’s more fundamental than that. Tulsi Gabbard is the only Dem candidate who has said – out loud, in public, on the debate stage, even – “I love America.”

    No more debates for you, Missy.

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    • September 12, 2019, at 9:41 AM PST
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  18. LibertyDefender Member

    @jonahgoldberg @56:35:

    Airplane! is a different form of humor entirely.

    Thus endeth all credibility in comedy movie reviewing or commentary. 

    The obvious point to be made is

    Airplane! is a different form of humor altogether.

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    • September 12, 2019, at 9:56 AM PST
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  19. Miffed White Male Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    @jonahgoldberg @56:35:

    Airplane! is a different form of humor entirely.

    Thus endeth all credibility in comedy movie reviewing or commentary.

    The obvious point to be made is

    Airplane! is a different form of humor altogether.

    “Airplane is a different form of humor”.

     

    • #19
    • September 12, 2019, at 10:53 AM PST
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  20. JackButler Podcaster

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    The Sonny Bunch thoughtpiece that has to happen is how Ghostbusters is a great conservative movie because small business owners are fighting government bureaucracy and environmental regulations

    I’d be interested in @jackbutler view of the “blue collar” reactionary comedies that were borne out Reagan based corporatism like “Gung Ho” or “DC Cab” maybe even “The Secret of My Success”

    I think Gung Ho and the problematic racism borne out of fear of Japanese takeovers, combined wtih Ron Howard being the most milquetoast director and Michael Keaton being a Bill Murray “inspirational speech” type would be interesting

    Jonathan Adler, I believe, wrote a masterpiece about environmental law and the EPA in Ghostbusters once, but now I can’t find it. 

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    • September 12, 2019, at 11:41 AM PST
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  21. thelonious Member

    Nonviolent criminals shouldn’t go to jail. Jails and prisons should be used for people who are too violent for society. I don’t walk down a dark alley fearing Felicity Huffman will mug me. Shouldn’t we be a little more creative in how we punish criminals?

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    • September 12, 2019, at 4:06 PM PST
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  22. kedavis Member

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Nonviolent criminals shouldn’t go to jail. Jails and prisons should be used for people who are too violent for society. I don’t walk down a dark alley fearing Felicity Huffman will mug me. Shouldn’t we be a little more creative in how we punish criminals?

    Okay, but could Lori Loughlin mug me?

    Please?

    Just a little?

     

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    • September 12, 2019, at 7:22 PM PST
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  23. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Nonviolent criminals shouldn’t go to jail. Jails and prisons should be used for people who are too violent for society. I don’t walk down a dark alley fearing Felicity Huffman will mug me. Shouldn’t we be a little more creative in how we punish criminals?

    Should we do stocks and throw tomatoes at the convicts? It’s a lot cheaper for the tax payers.

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    • September 13, 2019, at 10:07 AM PST
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  24. kedavis Member

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Nonviolent criminals shouldn’t go to jail. Jails and prisons should be used for people who are too violent for society. I don’t walk down a dark alley fearing Felicity Huffman will mug me. Shouldn’t we be a little more creative in how we punish criminals?

    Should we do stocks and throw tomatoes at the convicts? It’s a lot cheaper for the tax payers.

    And another subsidy for tomato farmers!

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    • September 13, 2019, at 7:42 PM PST
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  25. RPD Member
    RPD

    Stripes gets discussed on the Remnant, and a few days later up it pops in my Netflix queue. Go figure.

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    • September 13, 2019, at 10:48 PM PST
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  26. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    @jonahgoldberg @56:35:

    Airplane! is a different form of humor entirely.

    Thus endeth all credibility in comedy movie reviewing or commentary.

    The obvious point to be made is

    Airplane! is a different form of humor altogether.

    “Airplane is a different form of humor”.

     

    “‘Airplane!’ is a different form of humor.”

    • #26
    • September 14, 2019, at 11:19 AM PST
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  27. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Jonah is thinking of Bill Murray’s younger brother John in “Moving Violations.”

    Like “Stripes” and “Police Academy,” it followed a common 80s formula of having some wise-ass comic leading a bunch of misfits and eccentrics grouped together in some shared ordeal or endeavor, with hilarity ensuing (theoretically).

    In this case, it was a remedial Drivers Ed class for folks who had their licenses suspended.

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    • September 14, 2019, at 11:29 AM PST
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  28. kylez Member

    Egg Man (View Comment):

    Thank you, Jack, for your bold truth-telling about Stripes. I’ve never understood Jonah’s reverence for it.

    But he liked Animal House and Caddyshack, neither of which are funny. 

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    • September 14, 2019, at 6:38 PM PST
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