Let That Sink In

We may be approaching the spookiest day of the year, but it’s the government that give grownups nightmares on all the rest of them. California isn’t ordinarily a place where suspenseful midterms happen, though our first guest Lanhee Chen has something to say about that. Running to be the Golden State’s top fiscal watchdog, he’s getting dangerously close to becoming the boogeyman for California’s bureaucratic spendthrifts. (Support his campaign here!)

Next we have John Yoo. Now that the Supreme Court has entered a new term, we revisit Dobbs and wonder about Moore v. Harper and The Students for Fair Admissions case against Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. Pork is also on the docket–and the McRib is in the news!–so John delivers an elegy on cuisine at its finest. There’s even a murder plot…

Two segments filled with so many treats, we hardly had time for tricks. We decided to let Elon Musk handle that for us this week; but, of course, the hosts have some thoughts on that too.

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  1. kedavis Coolidge
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    Funny “McRib” story, a few years ago, the first time I’d been to a Dairy Queen in years/decades, back in Phoenix, I tried some kind of caramel apple tart dessert, with ice cream and caramel sauce.  It was great!  Next time I tried to get one, they said it was discontinued.  So I went on the DQ web site to see if any other locations in my area still had it.  And I found that only one DQ, at some airport I think in Bahrain, still offered it.

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
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    James, it’s not a remora, it’s an Alien face-hugger.

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

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  4. Miffed White Male Member
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    RE:  The McRib – I’m guessing it’s going  to be a like an Eagles Farewell tour.

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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    I have a better idea. Distribute the Plan B pill widely and have no restrictions. Start there. The abortion rate drops 20% instantly and you get more GOP votes. 

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  6. RufusRJones Member
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    I have a better idea. Distribute the Plan B pill widely and have no restrictions. Start there. The abortion rate drops 20% instantly and you get more GOP votes. 

    Confinement animal farming is evil, but they are doing way too much, way too late. Not to mention that doing it during a severe inflationary cycle is going to be really fun. They should start by outlawing zoos. 

    The Spam exhibit at the Minnesota state fair is really cool.

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  7. Bishop Wash Member
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    I thought Roberts’ most famous decision was, ‘Dude, it’s totally a tax. Now please don’t release the blackmail material.’

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  8. RufusRJones Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I thought Roberts’ most famous decision was, ‘Dude, it’s totally a tax. Now please don’t release the blackmail material.’

    hate

    these

    people. 

    Hugh Hewitt goes on and on about how this wasn’t that bad of a decision. He and Roberts are friends. 

    I’m not against universal coverage. I am against forcing communist single payer with lies.

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  9. Columbo Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I thought Roberts’ most famous decision was, ‘Dude, it’s totally a tax. Now please don’t release the blackmail material.’

    Obama DOJ: It is not a tax, it is a mandate.

    Roberts: If it is a mandate, it is unconstitutional.

    Obama DOJ: It is not a tax.

    Roberts: It is a tax and therefore it is constitutional.

    https://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/dont-call-it-a-mandate-its-a-tax/

     

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  10. Columbo Member
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    Outstanding graphics @ejhill!! A superb meme! Hysterical.

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  11. Quickz Member
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    I think Rob mentioned the uptick in people posting slurs/bad things. This was a “thing” that trended among certain twitter users. It turns out to be bots, not actual users.

    What I find most interesting is how quickly we found out (from a Twitter employee) that the avalanche of bigots were bots, and that those responsible – and the bots – have been culled.

    This is far better than the Twitter of the past where these bot farms of “unhinged users” are not publicly called out as such – usually they remain to influence the news cycle, be referred to by the blue check media as examples, and eventually people (like Rob is an example of) who hear about it from what those blue checks are saying on Twitter.

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  12. RufusRJones Member
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    I have to admit that Twitter does a good job of keeping bots off of me. 

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    I have to admit that Twitter does a good job of keeping bots off of me.

    Save them for @henrycastaigne who apparently loves to have bots all over him.

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  14. Gary Robbins Member
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    I kicked in $100 to Lanhee Chen.  Thank you for having him on.

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