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kerryedavis2 days ago

Sigh. Thanks to editing by hughniverse.com, let's try this again. Why does nobody including Hugh ever seem to ask people like Josh Kraushaar, "How does {insert Dem candidate name}'s {insert number} years of "experience" in being WRONG at EVERYTHING, somehow qualify them to be {insert name of office}?"
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H1: 11/21/14: Josh Kraushaar, Matt Bowman, John Eastman
kerryedavis2 days ago

The hughniverse.com site was down a lot today and tonight/this morning.
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H4: 11/21/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and Lileks
kerryedavis2 days ago

Why does nobody including Hugh ever seem to ask people like Josh Kraushaar, "How does 's years of "experience" in being WRONG at EVERYTHING, somehow qualify them to be ?"
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H1: 11/21/14: Josh Kraushaar, Matt Bowman, John Eastman
kerryedavis2 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

Good cover, though. Wouldn't you expect he would have to be Ohio Hawk, or else suffer from some kind of full-body rash?
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H1: 11/20/14: Audio, Calls
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

Condescension seems like the good way to start. Listening to the 4th hour on the 20th show, I couldn't see any condescension, though. I saw a lot of anger and it appeared that the Rs were feeding the troll- in this case, Obama. Taking his voice away by ignoring seems wise, but Dirty Harry won't allow it. Democrats are famous for their "Death by a Thousand Cuts", so the pressure has to be continuous by the Forces for a Constitution. And I can't see serious Republicans become condescendors. Ain't in their DNA. If they were jokesters, they would be Democrats.
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H2: 11/19/14: Audio, Calls
bumsteaddithers2 days ago in reply to kerryedavis

I like them both. I look more like Statler than Waldorf, while Worst is more Waldorf. As for dead horses, I praised the apology. I recognize that Hugh is a good man and quite unique in his ability to talk to strangers whereever he is. I envy him in that respect. There aren't many that can do that and it is a good trait. Well, good night Waldorf.
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H3: 11/18/14: Mark Leibovich
Worst in Popular Music2 days ago

I've known Hugh was Iowahawk for many years since the first time I saw him use his real initials to title a feature on his blog: Hoosegow Honeys.
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H1: 11/20/14: Audio, Calls
kerryedavis3 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

I preferred Waldorf.
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H3: 11/18/14: Mark Leibovich
Worst in Popular Music3 days ago

Duane and Adam are the best. The bump coming into segment 2 (Won't Get Fooled Again) made me think of Old Bill, and who's on hold waiting to talk to Hugh? Old Bill! Excellent foreshadowing, gentlemen.
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H2: 11/19/14: Audio, Calls
Worst in Popular Music3 days ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

Beat that dead horse some more, Statler.
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H3: 11/18/14: Mark Leibovich
bumsteaddithers3 days ago

This was the closest to an apology one can expect, I guess, for when Hugh jumped-ugly over some young reporter/dj or whatever and his lack of intellectual curiosity a few months ago. Well done, Hugh. Thank you. But, this did you read this book and did you read that book, ad nauseum, when you already knew the answer is over the top. I've never read many of the books myself nor have I heard of them. I've tried reading MeinKampf and Soul on Ice in the past. I've got Looming Tower and got bored after page 100. But, it is on my bucket list to finish. So, am I deserved of Hugh jumping ugly when I am probably more in-tune than Hugh is on national issues? Does reading an obscure, but maybe relevant, book a deal breaker in the Hugh "you are worth something" column?
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H3: 11/18/14: Mark Leibovich
bumsteaddithers3 days ago

I think the Byron York, Brit Hume and Jim Geraghty dustup this day on twitter as more enlightening, but this was still good.
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H2: 11/18/14: Guy Benson, Philip Klein, Matt Lewis, Amb. Ron Dermer, Rep. Tom Cotton, Mark Leibovich
kerryedavis4 days ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

I wonder if Hugh even had a passing thought to ask Graham, "What about Republicans who might see you, along with Senator McCain and perhaps a few others, as a weak link?"
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
bumsteaddithers4 days ago in reply to kerryedavis

How true that is. Those two will always be sticking their nose in things to gum up the works. It was especially funny when Hugh was discussing the filibuster or not filibuster debate. Graham wants the 60 votes because "you are only as strong as your weakest link". I about dropped my drawers with that. As it was, I lost two needed breaths during my run on the treadmill and heartrate over 150. I doubt Graham saw the irony in his comment. He was so frustrating when it was 50-50 with Cheney as tiebreaker constantly screwing things up with his Gang of 14 (?) or (8) or whatever the number was. Then when the shoe was on the other foot, his Democrat "comrades" abandoned those two or four knuckleheads.
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
kerryedavis5 days ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

It isn't usually a bad idea to praise someone for doing the right thing. But part of the problem with people like Graham and McCain and a few others, is they have some weird ability to turn things around. So instead of them seeing it as praise for doing the thing that was right for external reasons, they think it's the right thing BECAUSE they did it. And so whatever they do next, will also be the right thing, just because they did it.
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
bumsteaddithers5 days ago

But regarding Graham, you knew that already, didn't you? Rs would need close to 60 to function without the likes of Graham, McCain and others gumming up the works. To be truthful, they are back in the game after several years hiatus. BTW, I am glad Hewitt interviews Graham and Johnson, but I hope he doesn't lose hold of his sanity and forgets they are who they are.
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
bumsteaddithers5 days ago

Well, we'll see about Beltwayism. It will be fun next year to see how Hugh interacts with his listeners, expecially those active on twitter and the chatroom. Will Duane continue to be the loyal translator in any and all things Hugh, or will the listeners finally 'get' that Hugh may talk like a 'righty' but come down to it, there is no fight there. I think it extremely hypocritical that those that criticize Obama when he takes "military action" off the table, will now be the most vocal when the "I" word is mentioned. Rush seemed to go off on a rant yesterday and we will see if he can push the "I" word to insure Obama stays constitutional or whether his message has been water down. If the latter, the "I" word will be taken off the table. I don't know if Rush can pull it off, but for me, it would take a near insurrection of the public up in arms before "I" word should be employed. But, it shouldn't be off the table.
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H1: 11/14/14: Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Matt Bowman, Rick Santorum
kerryedavis6 days ago

Did I miss a memo or a meeting or something? Isn't Mark Levin still "The Great One," including for Hugh?
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H4: 11/17/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis6 days ago

I get the feeling that Rico's idea of "cooperation" with police goes something like "Yo, cracker. What's the beef? Yo wife mad cuz I didn't leave a tip on the dresser? So, what choo gonna plant on me and falsely accuse me of this time?"
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H3: 11/17/14: Calls
kerryedavis6 days ago

Your later caller missed the point too. We CAN'T do the same thing to them as they did to us, until there is a Republican president! By logic, the thing to do is put back the 60-vote filibuster UNTIL then, and THEN take it down to 50 again, at least for the first 2 years of that president's first term.
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
kerryedavis6 days ago

Graham did have a valid argument about reinstating the 60-vote filibuster. It might not be all that difficult to convince a few "Republicans" to go along with Obama nominees even after January. But probably most important in terms of Hugh's position, a "price" cannot really be "exacted" for the Democrats misbehavior with the filibuster, until there is a Republican president. That won't be possible until at last 2017. Until then, having simple majority votes seems to allow Obama to cause EVEN MORE trouble, rather than to stop him.
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H2: 11/17/14: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Calls
jarvisr6 days ago

Duane. Please listen to latter half of this audio. Here in Australia we have summed up Obama pretty well. http://www.2gb.com/article/ray-hadley-obama%E2%80%99s-poor-g20-performance#.VGqki6Nusuo
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H3: 11/17/14: Calls
kerryedavis6 days ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

I doubt Hugh could have Beltwayism - or more appropriately Beltwayitis - since (as far as we know) he doesn't get lobbyists coming to him offering money. But he might be having an especially bad case of Beltway ENVY right now.
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H1: 11/14/14: Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Matt Bowman, Rick Santorum
bumsteaddithers6 days ago

One caller called Ron Johnson out of touch with the masses because he was weak on security. I suggest he does got the disease. Beltwayism. It is a disease you get after a couple years in the Beltway. It clouds your judgement and you become a lemming to the sweet siren sound of lobbyists. Hugh has it but claims otherwise. We will see how he handles the Ron Johnson thing and security down the road. Right now, that siren calling from the Iliad is calling Ron- do amnesty, do amnesty, do .....
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H1: 11/14/14: Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Matt Bowman, Rick Santorum
dpatterson1 week ago in reply to waltersknight

heh. fine. usually try to, but get ahead of myself sometimes. that's the one. probably my favorite wallflowers song.
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H4: 11/13/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis1 week ago in reply to kerryedavis

(And I sure hope it's close to Searchlight!)
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H4: 11/14/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis1 week ago

Oh, something else. With Reid out of power, it's time to start putting some nuclear power plant waste into Yucca Mountain!
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H4: 11/14/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis1 week ago

I think it's at least possible that, out of sheer desperation, Mary Landrieu could vote to override a veto of Keystone. But it probably wouldn't get her a victory in the runoff, and it certainly wouldn't change how control of the Senate flips, since that's already a fait accompli.
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H4: 11/14/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
kerryedavis1 week ago

I would like to suggest an interview with Diane Douglas, newly elected head of education in Arizona.
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H1: 11/14/14: Sen. Ron Johnson, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Matt Bowman, Rick Santorum
kerryedavis1 week ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

Negative ads only go so far. The GOP candidates here in Arizona got plastered with them, several layers deep. But that didn't stop me from just voting for all the GOP candidates, unless there wasn't one for a particular office in which case I'd vote for a Libertarian or Independent just to vote AGAINST the Democrat. And I can't have been the only one, even just in this state. Let alone across the country.
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H4: 11/13/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
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