Throwback Thursday

There’s a sit-in in the House, and the Emperor has no money. Seems like old times, except for the fact that we invited Twitter-famous Sonny Bunch to sit in for the traveling Peter Robinson. In addition to the fore-mentioned topics, in this completely Member Feed inspired show, the guys cover Gaius’ post A Thought Experiment: Inspired by Sen. Rubio,  Robert Zubrin’s Campaign Launched to Free the Delegatesamong others. Also, what’s their most anticipated summer movie? The answer may surprise you.

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Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In by The Fifth Dimension

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  1. tigerlily Member
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    Who’s that riff-raff with the Honorable John Lewis?

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  2. Probable Cause Inactive
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    @ProbableCause

    The correct response to “why don’t you want blacks to go to college?” is:

    “Why don’t you want blacks to graduate from college?”

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  3. Petty Boozswha Inactive
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    We already tried the figurehead President/Prime Minister model in recent years – the hapless but lovable Dubya on the kangaroo ticket, along with all of his daddy’s staff, was supposed to provide an efficient administration while the Prez wasn’t smart enough to lie to us like the loquacious Slick Willie. Unfortunately after a few years of “Is our childrens learning” Rumsfeld and Powell were at loggerheads and we needed a decider, not a checked out naif.

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  4. Matt Bartle Member
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    I wish you had given a little info about Sonny Bunch at the start. The name meant nothing to me. When it came up that he was with the Washington Free Beacon, then I had something to go on. Not everyone who’s “Twitter famous” is famous.

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  5. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    About some of the summer movies:

    Here’s the only great summer movie you’ll get: The nice guys!

    Here’s about the new Whit Stillman movie, which is indeed the most charming thing in theaters, possibly this entire year…

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  6. Blue Yeti Admin
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    Titus Techera:About some of the summer movies:

    Here’s the only great summer movie you’ll get: The nice guys!

    Here’s about the new Whit Stillman movie, which is indeed the most charming thing in theaters, possibly this entire year…

    Whit will be on next week’s show.

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  7. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Blue Yeti:

    Titus Techera:About some of the summer movies:

    Here’s the only great summer movie you’ll get: The nice guys!

    Here’s about the new Whit Stillman movie, which is indeed the most charming thing in theaters, possibly this entire year…

    Whit will be on next week’s show.

    Yeti, once in a blue moon, you come up with the best news!

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  8. Grendel Member
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    I don’t much like movies, certainly not enough to see them in the theatre, but I like Whit Stillman and both my wife and I  are suckers for Austen dramatizations, so I prevailed upon the her to see Love and Friendship when it came to town.

    Charming.

    Its narrative is tighter than Stillman’s films usually are, but it still has that quality his films have of tectonic plates encountering each other,  in miniature.

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  9. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera
    @TitusTechera

    Grendel:I don’t much like movies, certainly not enough to see them in the theatre, but I like Whit Stillman and both my wife and I are suckers for Austen dramatizations, so I prevailed upon the her to see Love and Friendship when it came to town.

    Charming.

    Its narrative is tighter than Stillman’s films usually are, but it still has that quality his films have of tectonic plates encountering each other, in miniature.

    The POMOCON blog on NRO has got to be the place for admiring interpretations of Mr. Stillman’s movies. I’ll recommend my own essay on his new movie.

    Of course, there is the Mark Henrie book about his movies: Doomed bourgeois in love.

    Also, Mr. Stillman wrote novelizations of two of his movies, including this latest one.

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  10. Wolfsheim Member
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    Rob Long is again showing his tender youth when he describes the Bakke decision back in 1977 as involving Bolt Law School at UC Berkeley. No, it involved the UC Davis medical school. I vividly remember the incident (1) because a brother of mine was himself in the medical school and (2) because I saw even in Hawaii angry protest demonstrations: “Fight racism. Overturn the Bakke decision.” Among the kids at the University of Hawaii holding up signs and angrily shrieking were Japanese-American girls in cutoffs. I was still on the left at the time, but I found myself astounded and disgusted by the Orwellian logic and the blatant hypocrisy: Japanese-Americans in the Hawaiian school system of the time certainly had their own sense of “privilege.” It was the beginning of my journey to the right.

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  11. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    “Scream loud and long the government wants a secret list of mostly Muslims who don’t deserve Constitutional protections.”-Excellent.

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