Tag: Superbowl

After a very brief Super Bowl recap, Jim and Greg cheer Claudia Tenney winning the final House race from the 2020 cycle and relish Democrats trotting out some awfully familiar complaints of irregularities. They also shudder at a new government report showing China is stealing the DNA of American citizens for nefarious purposes. And they discuss how Ilhan Omar’s husband is getting very rich by consulting with her campaign, and the craziest part is that it’s all apparently legal.

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome news that military and police are starting to defy President Maduro and that more influential nations are recognizing Juan Guiado as the interim president. They also wade through Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s shifting explanations for the racist photo in in his medical school yearbook and Northam defying both parties by refusing to resign. And they give thumbs down to most of the Superbowl ads for being too serious and too obvious in their efforts to be woke, saving their biggest eye roll for the Washington Post.

Superbowl? Pound Sand.

 

Given how the conservative universe seemingly unites on football, it’s my time for controversy. Superbowl? I’ve never cared. Ever. I don’t care who wins, loses, who deflates, slack shark dancers, an exposed middle-aged nipple. I’ll have none of it. I look forward to my wife’s amazing snacks. As to half time ads or more civilization-crumbling shows? Go pound sand. I’ll have none of it.

How lonely is my island? Who else doesn’t care?

Tangential story. I was a manager at a print shop many years ago. I got a cold-sales call. Not knowing me from Adam, he thinks he’ll hook me. “Who’s your pick in the Superbowl?” “Superbowl? What is that? Something you cook with? Look, buddy, we’re a print shop, not a restaurant…” <click>

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Some years ago in reflecting upon the somewhat over-the-top lead up to the Superbowl, I mused out this short story.  I decided to share it for the amusement of anyone who ventures to read. It is America’s Sunday-the day that millions gather to watch the Superbowl. From militant Pittsburg fan Joe to football pacifist Esther […]

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Need a break from the memo frenzy?  Have some martinis with us!  Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of seeing the Democratic National Committee with less than half a million dollars on hand heading into the midterms while Republicans have $40 million ready to go.  They also shake their heads as Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan wants to opt out of the Trump’s administration’s plans for offshore energy exploration, a move made much easier by government already granting an exemption for Florida.  And they bang their heads against the desk as PolitiFact hired unhinged former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson to be part of their team, only to reverse course after liberals and conservatives howled in protest.  Jim and Greg also share their unvarnished thoughts on Groundhog Day and offer their Superbowl predictions.

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For those who would like a little more background on John McCain, I’ve managed to dig up Mark Steyn’s timeless article from Election Season 2016 called, modestly, The Superbowl of Superholes: On the matter of McCain, in June 1998 the Senator stood up to address a Republican fundraising meeting: “You think that was a tasteless […]

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 7, 2017 it’s the Belichick, Brady and Trump edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by our newest sponsor (we are excited) The Great Courses Plus. They have over 8,000 video lectures on a wide assortment of topics. Learn something new today! And we are brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com. Find the right candidates for the jobs you have to offer, fast!

Well, sorry to the rest of the country, but up here in Boston there is one thing on our minds. The Pats have won again! The Duck Boats will soon be rolling! It’s a victory so exciting that we can’t remember when we have…er,…felt this good…before??? Ooohhhh yeah! Last November it was! Did you watch the game? Any Patriots haters out there?

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer French security for shooting a would-be terrorist outside the Louvre.  They also discuss Kellyanne Conway’s “Bowling Green Massacre” moment, her decision to slam the media when correcting her mistake, and the media for focusing more on her mistake than her point that refugees in the U.S. were trying to kill Americans.  They unload on former Labor Secretary Robert Reich for suggesting, without any facts, that the Berkeley rioters were conservatives.  And they offer their Superbowl predictions and preferences.