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  • 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)...

  • flroberts: H3: 06/18/15: Lanhee Chen: Calls, Eliana Johnson, James Hohmann

    I should add I am a transplant from California two years ago. And those who try to pigeon hole the South Carolina people as bigots are idiots. We are wonderful, caring, conservative politically but progressive socially people. Bigots need not apply. We are one Carolina and color is of no consequence. The out casts will dominate the media, but to be sure they are out casts. The majority respect and love the diversity of our state....

  • flroberts: H3: 06/18/15: Lanhee Chen: Calls, Eliana Johnson, James Hohmann

    As a resident of South Carolina, I resent the bigots that are trying to make political points from this tragedy. This was a mentality disturbed asshole who should have been locked up years ago. He does not represent the people of South Carolina in any way. Governor Nikki Haley is right and a wonderful leader and her comments were spot on. She was elected by all the people of South Carolina and she speaks for us....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 06/11/15: Jake Tapper, Bret Stephens, James Lileks

    If Hillary is going to channel FDR and claim that she's the only candidate who can "save" America, the question someone needs to ask her is, "From what?" Save it from the Obama administration?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/09/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Actually, the obvious TV character for Obama is Steve Urkel. Looking at the ruins of Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, and whining "Did I do thaaaat?"...

  • vastwritewing: H2: 06/09/15: Fred Barnes, John Jordan, Dana Perino, Philip Rucker

    Mark Wahlberg plays Tim Ballard in the movie. It would not only be a terrific and eye-opening movie, it would be a great fundign source for Ourrescue.org....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 06/09/15: Tim Ballard, Alan Wilson

    And today, there are two segments/hours both marked as Hour 1. I also had to logout and login again to post a comment, even though the site showed that I was already logged in....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 06/08/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    "U street corridor" sounds like a euphemism for lady parts....

  • mantikor: H3: 06/08/15: Mary Katharine Ham, Guy Benson, Robert Costa, Larry Sabato

    Wow, they are flogging this book to death - does it really need this much promotion? Got it, "End of Discussion" - it's the book. I think I will remember it. Eventually it gets to the point where I think that it must not be very good if they have to push it so hard . . ....

  • cepat2: H3: 06/05/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    If Dr Arnn only had a producer we would have a copy of his remarks already. (trademark infringement pending). Thanks for the reply....

  • dpatterson: H3: 06/05/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    Truth be told, I'm not sure. We're hopeful to get that at one point, but we don't own the rights to it. And I'm not entirely sure Hillsdale does. You might try Googling the Bradley Prize for their site to see if the speeches by the four recipients have been posted, yet....

  • cepat2: H3: 06/05/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    Where can we find/read/hear a copy of Dr. Arnn's speech to the Bradley Foundation please? Can't find it on their website or Hillsdale's site either. Thanks...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/05/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    Lileks is wrong about just showing up and putting your thumb on an ink pad, being the ultimate end for the Left on voting. Getting ink on your thumb means you can only vote once. DISPARATE IMPACT!!! UNFAIR TO CHEATERS AND CRIMINALS!!! AND UNFAIR TO THE DEAD, ESPECIALLY IN CHICAGO!...

  • debbie51: H1: 06/04/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. Mitch McConnell

    Thank you Hugh for asking McConnell about his insistence to give the president FTT. Can't wait to see the great deals president brokers on behalf of America....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 06/05/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    Of course, now we have a perfect opportunity for comedy in one of the presidential debates. Moderator : "Mrs Clinton, can you give us just one example of your success as Secretary of State?" Clinton: "Burma!" Moderator: "Why did you say Burma?" Clinton: "I panicked." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgoRDYZQMrQ Sadly, this is the version where they changed "Girl From Ipanema" to "Dream of Jeanie" for legal reasons....

  • mantikor: H3: 06/05/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    Apparently the file for the second hour as well as the third hour are BOTH named as hour three. I think an intern must have screwed it up....

  • flroberts: H4: 06/05/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    The H2 link is bringing up the H3 audio. H3 link is also bringing up the H3 audio. Did something terrible happen in H2 you are trying to hide?...

  • eminentlaw: H2: 06/04/15: Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Lindsey Graham

    We finally hear from a Republican candidate (Kasich) who understands one of the most fundamental "rules" of conservative ideology: don't trust the federal government. The government lies to us repeatedly (e.g. "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," and with regard to Benghazi ("it was just a protest about a movie that got out of hand", etc), secretly records billions of phone calls without telling us (were it not for Edward Snowden, we still would not know about the scope of the government's phone call spying), operates small plane flights over our neighborhoods to spy on ordinary citizens, and conducts deceptive I,llicit operations like fast and furious. Nevertheless, conservatives like our instant radio host argue that the government should be permitted to do whatever it wants to do in the name of "keeping us safe." Such "conservatives" are both misguided and naive. There is no reason to believe that the government is honest when they tell us "well all we're doing is just collecting phone call numbers." Why/how can we believe that, when almost every week we see another disclosure of another lie or covert operation against U.S. citizens on U.S. soils? Kudos to Kasich for having the courage to explain to Hugh why he (Hugh) is wrong about the "need" for continuing the Patriot Act in its original form. Even if all the spying worked to prevent terrorist attacks - a proposition for which there is no evidence - it would be patently unconstitutional. If the constitution includes unexpressed rights of privacy that allow women to abort babies, it much more so includes a right to privacy that allows me to make a phone call without government tracing. Unlike the right to abortion, at least the latter right to privacy is actually in the text (4th Amendment) of the Constitution....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 05/01/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    Is it true that Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce is the official song of baseball umpires? "Whatsa matta you Gotta no respect Whatta you think you do ... Shaddap you face"...

  • hektor: H1: 06/04/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. Mitch McConnell

    Mr. Hewitt, I am a great fan of you and your program, but you have something in common with other talk show people like Michael Medved (and perhaps many others) in that you just fail to get it about Democrats. President Obama does not care about the military, fighting terrorists and national defense in general, in my opinion. You seem shocked that Democrats would not vote to increase defense spending. Do you not believe that half the country wants their free stuff no matter what the threat from Isis might be? My fear is that the thugs in the streets jn places like Ferguson, Chicago or Baltimore would readily sign up with Isis given the opportunity. Thanks, John Osterholm - Albany, Oregon...

  • hmsundaunted: H2: 06/04/15: Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Lindsey Graham

    The RINO hour? Close Gitmo, back Gaddafi, depose Gaddafi, bomb Assad on behalf of ISIS, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid, fund Obamacare, fund Obama's unconstitutional actions, illegal aliens, vote to appoint leftists, amnesty, amnesty, no border security, attack conservatives, end-run around conservatives in Ohio, accuse conservatives of being anti-Christian. #facepalm...

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 06/02/15: The Aftershow w/ Generalissimo Duane

    Hillary's "end of the line" quote is a reference back to the song she and the gang recorded under the name the Travelling Hillburys....

  • dpatterson: H4: 06/01/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    little league season, ma'am. it's about to wind down finally. back on the job....

  • cacerra: H4: 06/01/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Where have you been? I've missed your aftershows for Thursday and Friday....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 02/09/01 Emmett of the Unblinking Eye

    Listening through these, it was interesting to find that the "trailer" system began with just the SECOND Emmett show, and then adding a porch with the THIRD. So that was pretty quick. The development of "triple-wide with a porch" requiring swords, hasn't come up yet. Nor has "Sometimes just a slab, which is generally reserved for Glitter." Glitter didn't come out until September of 2001, so I probably have at least a few months to get through, before that comes up. Meanwhile, Emmett's early "nemesis" is Old Bill. I don't know when Mitch ("I hate Mitch!") takes over....

  • vastwritewing: H1: 06/01/15: Robert Costa, Calls, Eliana Johnson

    Rand Paul has DISQUALIFIED himself to lead America. He put political posturing ahead of national security. Sound like Hillary? GOP hawks created ISIS! Really? Not Obama's cave-in on Iraq SOF? He is pretending to be a center-right conservative, but if he ever took office, we'd see the "states-rights" view on marijuana laws, and criminal weakness on the military. Wait! That's what we have now!...

  • kerryedavis: H3: 09/29/00 Emmet of the Unblinking Eye

    I decided to go back through all the Emmett hours. This time, after the joking about Emmett maybe putting Alien 2/Aliens on the list again, for the list of Manly-Men Movies, he should have taken the hint and taken the opportunity to yank on chains, by putting Alien 3 on it, since everybody in it except for Sigourney Weaver, was a man....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 05/29/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    Hour 3 of 2/23/01 is also missing. Same problem?...

  • kerryedavis: H3: 05/29/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    I decided to go back and get, and listen to, all the old Emmett hours. I've gotten up to 1/26/01, and find that Hour 3 is missing for that day. Is the audio no longer available somehow, or was that an oversight?...

  • mantikor: H1: 05/25/15 Semper Fi Fund, Pt. 1

    Semper Fi Fund is a great charity but it's boring radio. Many will fault me for saying so but it is true in my opinion and until the libs take over I am free to have my own opinion. Feel free to disagree but it is not worth the bandwidth to download the podcast AGAIN this year....

  • dbsnyder: H4: 05/20/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I hope the President remembered to explain how Arctic ice is our first line of defense against the Russians. Without it, who knows what can swim across that ocean. Suicide polar bears?...