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  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 07/27/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Sorry to hear of your recurrence, Duane. I hope the German treatments are effective again. Weren't they opening a Mexican branch to serve the US market easier?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/27/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Here's hoping that Kurt Schlichter is prescient, but I suspect most people who vote democrat by reflex, aren't even aware of these issues with Planned Parenthood etc. That's why they're stupid, y'know?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/24/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    It would be nice if this "deal" could be taken to the Supreme Court and a ruling obtained that it is, in fact, a treaty and must be treated as such in regards to approval by the Senate....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H1: 07/24/15: Prof. John Campbell: James Hohmann Megan Zwerling, Robert Zwerling

    I eagerly await Monday's show with all the bumps coming from the soundtracks of Frankie and Annette's beach movies....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 07/24/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    When Kerry says that if Congress "unilaterally" rejects this deal no one will negotiate with the Executive again he's demonstrating his disdain for the Constitution generally and the Treaty clause in particular. Both the Executive and any foreign states should be well aware that deals they strike must be approved by the Senate, not just a small cabal of self-important grandees from the White House and State Department. In fact, I believe Senator Cotton pointed this out in an open letter a few months ago....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/24/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    The moment after Joooohhhnnn Kerrrrryyy (who served in Vietnam, by the way) made that comment about Congress "unilaterally" messing up the Iran deal, he should have been taken out to a shed somewhere and paddled not with a "switch," but with an entire old-growth Redwood tree....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/24/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    What's this about IF classified information was "mishandled?" Last I heard, classified material was not supposed to be on that PRIVATE server, AT ALL. That ANY was found, shows that classified material WAS mishandled. Period. End of discussion, start of prosecution....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/22/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    "Traveling left of center..." and "Don't they always?" That was great. I don't often break out laughing during any podcast....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H1: 07/21/15: John Campbell: Kasich Audio, Bret Stephens, David Drucker

    If Joe Biden announces his candidacy on a day John Campbell is guest hosting can we get all George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers bumps?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/21/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    It sounds like the terrorists have realized they shouldn't kill dogs or other pets in their training, because THAT will upset the left. But killing babies is not a problem, because those are just super-late-term abortions. The only problem being that when blown up with an IED, there probably aren't any marketable parts left....

  • vastwritewing: H1: 07/20/15: Brian Calle: Robert Kaufman, Carl Cannon, Robert Bryce

    "Earth-friendly" wind turbines are slaughtering the California Golden Eagle into extinction, and murdering hundreds of thousands of birds and bats every year. Restraining order, anybody?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/20/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Not a big deal by any means, but someone pressed "Start" on recording the Aftershow, 3 minutes and 50 seconds early....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 07/16/15: Mark Steyn, Arthur Brooks

    If anyone here knows any cartoonists, perhaps at a newspaper, I have an idea. It’s a gas station, the price sign says something like 9 and 9/10ths cents per gallon. In the background are at least 2 mushroom clouds, and a guy at the pumps wearing a hazmat/radiation suit and standing next to his car, or maybe something like the Land Master from the movie Damnation Alley, is saying either to another guy in a suit, or maybe just aloud, “President Obama was brilliant! Now that Iran can sell oil on the open market again, I can fill up for less than $2!”...

  • dbsnyder: H1: 07/15/15: Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie

    They could be behind the mountains, or on the dark side....

  • sai111: H1: 07/15/15: Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie

    No Hugh, we do not have 8 years before U.S. is threatened directly by Iranian nukes. Russia and China have already developed nuclear EMP weapons and many believe others possess EMP weapons including North Korea and soon Iran—and likely their terrorist surrogates. For example, they could launch nuclear-armed short or medium range missiles from near our coasts, possibly hiding the actual sponsor from retaliation. North Korea and Iran have tested their missiles in ways that can execute effective EMP attacks from ships or from satellites that approach the U.S. from the south where our ballistic missile warning systems are minimal. Above from letter to Obama from 31 influential citizens, urging that he issue a Presidential Study Directive to plan and budget for an effective strategy to counter the EMP threat. - See more at: http://highfrontier.org/may-26-2015-wake-up-america/#sthash.YYseV2Rz.jmV2VWnv.dpuf...

  • kerryedavis: H1: 07/15/15: Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie

    Are the results of the New Horizons mission proof that we no longer need to be worried about Zod?...

  • kerryedavis: H1: 07/13/15: Bill Kristol, Gov. Scott Walker Audio, Calls, Joe Kernen, David Drucker

    Hugh "Androsik" Hewitt is back from vacation, tanned, rested, and as full of... "malapropisms?"... as ever....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H2: 07/13/15: Fred Barnes, Hillary Audio, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sean Noble, Calls

    I look forward to Morton's return to the Hugh Hewitt Show. Hugh's final words during Mr. Kondracke's last appearance have haunted us all for 6 years (since 9/4/2009): "Who took Morton! What did you do with Morton? I want him back. Something happened."...

  • vastwritewing: H1: 07/13/15: Bill Kristol, Gov. Scott Walker Audio, Calls, Joe Kernen, David Drucker

    Obama's "signature diplomatic legacy" is giving $140 billion to the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. Nuclear details notwithstanding ... Obama is giving $140 billion to a regime that chants "Death to America. Death to Israel" in the streets. Democrat senators who support this are betraying the country. Sanctions were de-stabilizing this awful regime ... so Obama lifts the sanctions?...

  • kerryedavis: H3: 07/13/15: Ryan Anderson, Andrew Del Rey, Todd Avakian

    The first problem I find with Ryan Anderson and his book, is that he/they seem to be conceding the same-sex marriage issue up front, and only concerned with maintaining non-profit tax-exempt status for organizations that disagree. Beyond that, with the argument of marriage being about opposite-sex complementarianism etc and producing children, he seems to have not run into people who then say: a) people who are in their late 40s or 50s or older getting married are not going to produce children, so why should marriage be a privilege for THEM?; b) some people who get married can't or don't want to have children, so why should marriage be a privilege for THEM?; c) same-sex couples can raise children through surrogacy, adoption, etc, so why SHOULDN'T marriage be a privilege for THEM?...

  • thayer: Duane FM, Volume CCXLVII

    Very nice tunes to work by. Thanks....

  • dahokanson: Conservative L.A. Radio, Volume 143

    I was about to download, as I missed the live version of the show. The last few editions of Conservative LA radio have been fabulous!! I couldn't find the "download button" on volume 143... Was it removed on purpose, or just missed when uploading to SoundCloud?...

  • thayer: Conservative L.A. Radio, Volume 143

    I guess the Beach Boys did not have very close harmony, ;)...

  • vastwritewing: H1: 07/09/15: John Campbell: Jonah Goldberg, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Calls

    Duane and Congressman Campbell ... Listening to Mike Pompeo yesterday on the show ... I realized IT DOESN'T MATTER how the "inspections" work out. Obama wants to give a nation of America-hating psychos $100 BILLION ... to kill Americans with. WE have to change the discussion. The centrifuges don't matter. "Surprise inspections" don't matter. What matters is that Obama wants to give the 12th Imam $100 billion. This "deal" CANNOT go through in any form or fashion. It is guaranteed destruction....

  • dbsnyder: H2: 07/08/15: John Campbell: Rep. Trey Gowdy, Audio, Calls

    Hmm, Hillary lead off with, there was no subpoena, not that she didn't delete relevant emails....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H1: 07/08/15: John Campbell: Ian Bremmer

    Ok, baroque on Tuesday, bluegrass on Wednesday. Do we get blues or boogie woogie on Thursday?...

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 07/07/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & John Campbell

    The perfect walking music choice for the entry of Gilmore would have been Janis Ian's "At Seventeen"....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/08/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Medea Benjamin? Isn't that the loud, fat, stupid, ugly black woman played by Tyler Perry in movies? Well, not quite. But close enough....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/07/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & John Campbell

    Wasn't Jimmy Carter already saying and doing anti-Semitic things when he was president, and maybe even before then? As far as I remember, he didn't wait years or decades after leaving office to start bashing Israel etc. And that would mean he was NEVER really "a fine man," unless maybe he was different before first getting into politics/public life. But I doubt that was the case....

  • smaginas: H2: 07/06/15: Sen. John McCain, Mark Oppenheimer, Ward Carroll, Marty McCarty

    If the Supreme Court is asked to hear a case meant to stop tax exemption of some churches due to SSM doctrine, Congress should prepare a bill to eliminate nonprofit exemptions for all organizations, including foundations. That would strike at the secular/progressive groups such as the Ford Foundation, arts groups, etc. All that progressives hold holy should be threatened....

  • dahokanson: Duane FM, Volume CCXLVI

    Duane, I always enjoy Duane FM. I downloaded the MP3 linked to the Sound Cloud picture... only to find that it was a duplicate of the CCXLV... not the June 28 version CCXLVI. Can you post CCXLVI? I was only able to listen to the first 30 minutes of this show, and am keen to hear the rest!! All the best!! Dave Hokanson...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/01/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I just didn't understand what Thanksgiving had to do with it. :-)...

  • ahkeecawko: H4: 07/01/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I could have done without the "drilled thru more than a roofied high school cheerleader at Thanksgiving" remark....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 07/01/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Once again, I had to logout and then login again, to be able to comment. Even though I was shown as being logged in already. Anyway, that's sloppy math, Duane. If you take the initial cost of an item, and multiply it by 4, that means 3/4 of the final price is now mark-up or "profit." Which is 75%. And that means, if you then put it "on sale" for "80% off," you've cut into the actual cost paid by 5%. You're not still getting double what you paid for it. You're LOSING money. If you take the initial cost and multiply that by 5, that means 4/5ths of the final price is now mark-up or "profit." Which is 80%. That means, if you put it "on sale" for "80% off," you're no longer making ANYTHING beyond what it cost you. Nothing to have the store open, have employees, etc. In order to be able to take 80% off, and still get double what you paid for it, that means 20% of the final "normal" price has to cover both the initial cost, and your 100% profit. Which means that the initial cost is only 10% of the "normal" price, which means that the "normal" price has to be TEN times the item's actual cost, not just 5 or 6 times....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H3: 07/01/15: Calls, Al Weaver, Josh Kraushaar

    "Are they Huckabee-ites, Graham-ites or Cruz-ites?" They're paying customers....

  • hmsundaunted: H4: 06/30/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Hugh was right to bring out that Bush's choice was between Luttig and Roberts. The next time he had a choice between Miers and Alioto. The first choice was wrong; only conservatives standing up - not including Hugh - stopped a second possible disaster. No Jeb; it's time to end the madness....

  • hmsundaunted: H4: 06/30/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Bizarre meme by Hugh and DP that they have to defend Roberts. He buckled under Obama pressure and after being yelled at in the State of Union. He did not follow the Constitution. He rewrote the Obamacare bill twice, instead of sending it back to Congress for alteration. DP, you also misspoke when you said the Republicans had no way of changing Ocare. That is wrong. They could defund Obamacare. The government can't spend one penny without Congressional authorization. Cruz and Lee's arguments were not rebutted by the establishment and the RINOs. The latter just ceded Congress's power of the purse to Obama; just like Corker/McConnell disaster ceded the treaty power. The whole thing is well described by Ace of Spades bloggers and Red State as Failure Theater. Meanwhile, Hugh, I'm sure, will welcome Kasich to the race and hope for a convention brokered by the establishment....

  • tmrigsby: H4: 06/30/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Listened to the aftershow this morning. While I understand where you were going, Duane, I have to correct one thing. It is a pet peeve of mine, honestly it drives me freaking nuts. The 1st marriage divorce rate in America is 20-25% not 50%. Second marriages have a divorce rate of 70-75% adding in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th (and on and on) % to the total divorce numbers has allowed for the myth of the 50% divorce rate to stand even though it was debunked nearly 20 years ago. But I still love you and I'm thrilled to have the Aftershow return ToniMarie...

  • mantikor: H4: 06/30/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Almost thought the aftershow was a thing of the past. So glad it is back....

  • gordtulk: H2: 06/29/15: Evan Thomas, Ben Smith

    The line of questioning by Hugh with Ben smith that led to the questioning why buzzfeed doesn't have an editorial stance on Saudi Arabia was fantastic. I am in awe of Hugh's skills at interviewing and as an inquisitor....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 06/25/15: Mark Steyn, David Drucker, Lanhee Chen

    And RESPONSIBLE people could handle that. But especially now, after decades of Democrat coddling, a lot of people are NOT responsible. One difference is that if you have a flat tire, you're not driving anywhere until you pay to get it fixed. But if someone - especially an irresponsible someone - is sick, they may not get it taken care of. So it gets worse and worse, and eventually they may end up in the ER or hospitalized, at taxpayer expense. So one of the theories behind something like "Obamacare" is that if you make regular basic care and treatment "free," the small problems won't grow into big problems. However, it doesn't actually WORK, as we're seeing now....

  • vastwritewing: H1: 06/26/15: Jeb Bush, Dr. Albert Mohler, Richard Botkin, Chuck Todd

    Obama is betraying America to Iran. Forget LGBTI marriage....

  • sai111: H1: 06/25/15: Mark Steyn, David Drucker, Lanhee Chen

    Hewitt, high deductible insurance with HSAs and a true competitive market for individual policies is the way to go, without govt mandates on the type of coverage you have to buy. from C. Dean Richard, JD, MSBA, a leading HSA expert: Paying the extra money for a health plan with a low deductible makes about as much sense as paying extra money to have flat tires "insured" under an auto policy. One of the most important lessons I ever learned about insurance I learned from - . . . my torts professor in law school, who himself was a former insurance defense lawyer. Prof. Leity told us one day that the purpose behind buying insurance - of any kind - was to "equalize" your cash outflow. I had never thought of it that way before and I've never thought of it the same way since. Insurance protects against catastrophic losses - not minimal ones. Puting things back into the perspective of health insurance - if you carry no health insurance at all, you run the risk of incurring a large, catastrophic claim one of these days. For illustrative purposes, let's say $65,000 (a typical 5 to 7 day hospital stay, by the way). If you go 20 years without any insurance before incurring that claim, then you can "flat line" your expenses for those 20 years as they are zero. But then, suddenly, in year 21, your $65,000 claim creates a sudden "spike" in your expenses (through the roof - quite literally). Insurance eliminates those spikes. In those first 20 years, the prudent thing to do would have been to pay a little to reduce your risk, to say, $5,000 - which is much better than $65,000. Although there is a cost of doing that, the payoff comes years later when your outflow is limited to an additional $5,000 when that $65,000 bill hits out of nowhere....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/24/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    If these OPM documents were about background checks and stuff, if anything were found that they could be blackmailed on, wouldn't that mean they DON'T GET THE JOB? If they're finding stuff that could be used for blackmail, which the Chi-Coms now have, WHY ARE THEY APPARENTLY GETTING SECURITY CLEARANCES? Also, the "exact amount of your bonus" thing is kinda bogus. In the private sector, especially in smaller companies, the amounts are likely to be round, even numbers. For a government employee it's probably going to be some % of base pay times number of years of service etc. Which isn't going to be a nice round number. And they might pre-deduct taxes based on the person's usual withholding rate, etc. So the amount they end up with could easily be $5,421.48 or something....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/23/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I dislike how The Daily Caller - or at least parts of it, including where the Michael Bastach column appears - have been changed to make it nearly impossible to copy and paste text. And they've added a review/ratings feature, on a PER PARAGRAPH basis! What a waste....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/22/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    First, Ed Morrissey says that it's pointless to do things - pass laws, etc - that wouldn't have made any difference in the case of the recent shooting in South Carolina. And earlier he said that the Confederate Flag was unimportant to that event. But then he says that it's a good idea to get that flag taken down now, because it "makes sense." Wait, what?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/22/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    One thing I think we can be sure of is that even if a Republican governor of South Carolina starts things going to remove the Confederate flag and more Republicans than Democrats in the state legislature end up getting it done, on the national level it will be the Democrats who take credit, and especially those who vote for them by 90% or more no matter how bad their candidate is, who believe them....

  • sai111: H3: 06/23/15: Michael Shear, Philip Rucker, Dana Perino, Jim Talent

    So Hewitt wants to save obamacare including the the "death panel." I never thought I would see such capitulation by "conservatives."...

  • plane_5: H4: 06/23/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Haven't listened to the padcast yet. I was just wondering if there was any truth to the thought that Poland might be interested in getting on on the block buy of F-35s....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 06/22/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Three comments to Mr. Morrissey's remarks: 1) Why is it right to fly it in a museum, but not where it was when it is flying at a war memorial for Confederate dead, an open air museum as it were. 2) No, Gov. Halley didn't do the Republicans any favors by announcing the effort to remove the flag at this time. If she'd wanted to show leadership, and do the party a favor, she'd have moved when the media wolves WEREN'T howling at the door, say two years ago. Doing it when they are just makes you seem insincere and easily bullied. Perfect for going into the presidential cycle. Thanks, Nikki! 3) If South Carolina African Americans weren't going to vote for the party associated with the Confederate flag they wouldn't have been voting for the Democrats all these years. Thus, the claim that Republicans had to do this or never get African American votes in South Carolina is demonstrably false. This move, especially at this time under these conditions will have no appreciable impact on the voting patterns. Of course, that's a awful reason to do it or not do it in the first place and Ed should be ashamed of himself for making the point. End of Discussion (tm)...