Tag: Rachel Maddow

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Former disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok, who along with his paramour, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, made it his mission to crush the candidacy and then the presidency of Donald Trump, appeared as a guest on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show on Thursday night. Maddow, obsessed with promoting the Steele Dossier as a legitimate document, spent the better […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and author and speaker Greg Knapp puzzle over Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s campaign strategy after she dismissed criticism of her shifting policy positions by accusing Rachel Maddow of MSNBC of using Republican talking-points. They also note the Democrat’s virtual inaction in response to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments on Israel and ask if this reveals a significant change in the party. And they also determine that Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s plan to lower the legal voting age for federal elections to 16 is a bad idea and would contribute to the ongoing infantilization of America.

Unprecedented?

 

The reason I’m whispering is I’m not supposed to have my iPhone in the high security unit. And, please excuse any typos because messaging in this odd-fitting jacket is difficult.

I wanted to let you know my good friend, fellow Mensa, Nobel Prize-winning, and long-time shrink, Dr. Sarah Bellum, sent two large men to invite me to stay for a while in the Thomas Eagleton wing of this fine facility. She thought my reaction to MSNBC (Mostly Sleazy Nasty But Corrupt) analyst Rachel Maddog’s breathless revelation that Big D paid $38 million in federal taxes in 2005 was over the top.

Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet’s Stephen Miller chat about Rachel Maddow’s oversold tax scoop on Trump, the languishing Obamacare replacement, and the hateful lefties at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Our intro and outro music is “Bulldozer” by Beverly. Stephen’s song of the week is “Heartworms” by The Shins, and Jon’s is “A Minha Menina” by Os Mutantes. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist. You also should subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes!

Rule 19 for Media?

 

Last week at my local Mensa Club klatsch I mentioned that my high-energy college basketball coach, Al E. Oops, was in town for the “Rule 19 For Media?” conference at our local university.

I was shocked to learn that many in our club did not know I was an NCAA Seventh-Team All-Conference Honorable Mention in college, and still hold the record at my alma mater for most double-dribbles in a single game.

Rick Berman: Thank You for Voting

 

How would you feel being labeled “Dr. Evil” in USA Today, which is then repeated across national media including a 60 Minutes interview? When you fight against drinking and driving laws, smoking regulations, tanning bed restrictions, motorcycle helmet laws, minimum wage increases and of course unions, you can be called many things and for the most part none of them kind. Meet Rick Berman, a lobbyist public affairs advocate whose successful firm Berman and Company most recently worked for the Trump Campaign (after working for Ted Cruz during the primary). If you haven’t seen the 2006 movie Thank You For Smoking (trailer below) you missed one of Hollywood’s better films detailing (in a humorous and entertaining way) free speech, individual choice, and libertarian philosophy. It’s been said the movie, based on Christopher Buckley’s book of the same name, portrays Rick Berman who has testified before numerous committees of various state legislatures, the Senate and the House of Representatives. In this interview we discuss the issues Rick’s firm works on to “change the debate,” his role in the 2016 election, and the media hits he’s taken (and welcomes) including four straight nights of being attacked on Rachel Maddow’s program to which he responded by flying up on his own dime and defending himself on live television.