David French joins us for a drink today in place of Jim, who will be back on Friday. Today, David and Greg discuss the courage of Enes Kanter, a Turkish player for the Boston Celtics. In the wake of widespread NBA cowardice on China, Kanter continues to defy the repressive Turkish government even though it persecutes his family members and he faces threats against his life. They also wince at President Trump’s Twitter-esque letter urging Turkish President Erdogan to seek a cease-fire with the Kurds and blast Trump for pulling back so suddenly in Syria that our own military is scrambling to get out of there. They work in a much-needed laugh as Beto O’Rourke now admits he would have law enforcement come and take away your AR-15 and any other weapons he would ban.

At the conclusion of today’s episode, they pay tribute to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings and then remark on David’s upcoming departure from National Review to join a new venture known as The Dispatch.

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There are 3 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Cod bless Enes Kanter, and David, I agree with your no boycotts stand.

    As for the situation with Trump, Trump stood up and ran for President when the Republican Party was giving us choices like “Acts of Love” ¡JEB! It’s easy to criticize the guy in the hot seat when you didn’t stand up as he did and protect us from a Hillary Clinton Administration. Is he perfect? No. Can he screw things up even worse than Obama did? Probably not. At least he tries to fulfill his campaign promises, even if some of them might be looked down upon by his “betters.” And he tries to stay inside the Constitution, which is also looked down upon by his “betters” in Washington who have done everything to undermine him.

    Every time someone like you criticizes him, it makes me want to defend him. I don’t even like him. Is this some sort of nefarious plan to gin up more support for Trump? Don’t make me want to defend Trump.

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    • October 17, 2019, at 11:43 AM PST
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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher

    I guess that letter was useless,

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    • October 17, 2019, at 3:46 PM PST
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  3. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cod bless Enes Kanter, and David, I agree with your no boycotts stand.

    As for the situation with Trump, Trump stood up and ran for President when the Republican Party was giving us choices like “Acts of Love” ¡JEB! It’s easy to criticize the guy in the hot seat when you didn’t stand up as he did and protect us from a Hillary Clinton Administration. Is he perfect? No. Can he screw things up even worse than Obama did? Probably not. At least he tries to fulfill his campaign promises, even if some of them might be looked down upon by his “betters.” And he tries to stay inside the Constitution, which is also looked down upon by his “betters” in Washington who have done everything to undermine him.

    Every time someone like you criticizes him, it makes me want to defend him. I don’t even like him. Is this some sort of nefarious plan to gin up more support for Trump? Don’t make me want to defend Trump.

    David got the NBA and the Beto parts right, but you could tell his heart was really in the middle segment eviscerating Trump (where he came off sounding like angry Ned Flanders).

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    • October 17, 2019, at 10:28 PM PST
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