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  • kerryedavis: H1: 04/28/15: Del Wilbur, Michael Shear, Jim Talent, David Drucker

    Thanks for checking. I searched and found his name was also spelled wrong for the 8-15-14 and 10-1-14 shows....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/29/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Sure, those "protestors" and looters etc in Baltimore, NYC, and DC don't want to hear platitudes from Hillary. But who will they vote for as president in 2016? Hillary. And they'll act like it was a great thing, and they're proud of it, etc....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 04/29/15: Brian Calle: Gov. Bob Ehrlich, Joel Kotkin

    Ah yes, another installment of "A Tyro Dons The Talk Show Host's Cap."...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/24/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    "allowing creative persons the chance to profit from their creations." You left off "in the free market." !!! Once again, not just giving them taxpayer money....

  • not_hugh001: H4: 04/24/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Bill Nye is even more dishonest than you said. He chops off the first clause of a sentence to make his point, but the whole sentence puts things in a different light. Article 1, section 8, paragraph 8: "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;" In other words, copyright and patent law. It doesn't mean Congress should give them money, it means Congress should write laws allowing creative persons the chance to profit from their creations....

  • bro_rick: H1: 04/28/15: Del Wilbur, Michael Shear, Jim Talent, David Drucker

    Just learned that Del's last name is spelled Wilber and that his grandfather played for the Cardinals, Phillies and Red Sox....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/28/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Actually, I was expecting Mr Roboto. But I also preferred Liz Phair's version of "Turning Japanese," maybe in part because I actually heard it first. I sure enjoyed seeing that video on the news tonight, the mother telling her 16-year-old son he ain't gonna be no "protestor," and in no uncertain terms. It's a shame there weren't more mothers - or better yet, fathers - out there doing the same thing....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 04/28/15: Del Wilbur, Michael Shear, Jim Talent, David Drucker

    re Michael Shear: it should also be considered that lots of people, esp young black people it seems, might be seeing that a (half-)black president can be such a FAILURE, and still be idolized and somehow (at least according to them and the lefty media) immune from criticism. That doesn't bode well for the future either, not for them and not for the country....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/24/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    In this case, "whenever the podcast may be" turned out to be sometime between 3am and noon, the following day....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 04/24/15: Dr. Larry Arnn, Tarzana Joe

    Coming up on 1am, still waiting for H4 to show up on either the web site, or iTunes....

  • not_hugh001: H1: 04/23/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Lindsey Graham, David Drucker, Calls

    Steyn said, "She is basically just an empty vessel in which the dodgiest characters on the planet pour money in return for favors." That's rich, Mark. And how true, whether it's Russian uranium transfers or selling pardons on the way out the White House door....

  • dbsnyder: H1: 04/23/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Lindsey Graham, David Drucker, Calls

    Unfortunately, When the president says "I directed that ..." I do not believe him. I disbelieve him not only because of his past history of lying [LyinKing] but because he never directs anyone. No one is accountable. Its someone else's responsibility. And when a failure to occur as he directs, no heads roll....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/21/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Sure would be nice if those Iranian "spies" got caught and stopped BEFORE Iran got millions of dollars of high-tech electronics and other equipment....

  • kerryedavis: H2: 04/21/15: Dana Perino

    I don't think it's really fair to say that conservatives/Republicans and liberals/Democrats have the same goals, just different ways of trying to accomplish them. That doesn't seem to be the case with Barack Obama, to say the least. And he's not the only example....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 04/21/15: Gov. John Kasich, Calls

    8:30pm Pacific, and these still aren't on iTunes....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/20/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Well, Norway is a tiny place so who cares if they want to deprive themselves of FM? And soon it won't matter anyway, because once their growing muslim population takes control, music will be illegal, and AM is good enough for broadcasting the call to prayer several times a day....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/17/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    If Reid ever told his wife, "Oh my, that dinner was so adequate!" it would certainly explain the damage to his face....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 04/17/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    The whole spiel from Reid was patronizing of women but that "served so adequately" line was especially cringeworthy....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H3: 04/17/15: John Andrews, Calls, Audio

    Hugh playing "Name That Oldie" with Duane made me think two things. 1. I miss when Duane used to try to good naturedly stump Mark Larson with the bumps when Mark sat in for Hugh. 2. Of course Duane didn't do as well as Larson. Nobody knows 60s-70s music like a liberal Democrat who hate Tony Gwynn and prematurely sets off entire fireworks shows....

  • agatha: H1: 04/16/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, Calls

    Hugh, What an interview. Ted Cruz is so great I almost burnt the dinner. What an intelligent and informed, and lively guy! Oh, I would be the happiest woman in the world if the "American People" made him their president. Thank you. Mitzi Pepall...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/17/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    No comment on Reid talking about all those women "who served so adequately in the Senate?"...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/17/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I don't know how many people will vote for Hillary JUST BECAUSE she's (theoretically) a woman. But a whole lot - perhaps more than enough - will vote for her JUST BECAUSE she is the Democrat nominee, if she is it....

  • kerryedavis: H1: 04/17/15: Jake Tapper, Guy Benson, Audio, Calls

    IF I ever see Focus, it will NOT be to see "a good movie." It will be to see Margot Robbie wearing as little as possible. (p.s. I am NOT a Will Smith fan.)...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/16/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    But really, the golden age will have arrived when Oxford "medical ethicists" Mohammed A. and Mohammed B. announce that it's okay to kill newborn babies that are not muslim. Or at any other age, for that matter....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/16/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    Question: If it's supposedly not an ethical problem to kill a newborn baby if it's disabled etc, what somehow makes it wrong to kill a newborn baby if it's NOT disabled?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/16/15 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    It doesn't really help if Jews decide they made a mistake, AFTER voting in overwhelming proportion for an idiot like Obama, TWICE. And I fully expect they'll still vote in the same or similar numbers, for Hillary Clinton or WHOEVER the Dems put up next. And then, maybe AGAIN realize they were wrong, years later... Folks, the time to get it right is when you VOTE....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H1: 04/16/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Ted Cruz, Calls

    Hugh compares a candidate feelings about doing talk radio to going to a dentist and during the rest of the show we never get the Dentist song from Little Shop of Horrors as a bump? I blame Marlon....

  • sdersch: H3: 04/16/15: Mark Steyn, Sen. Ben Sasse, Shane Goldmacher, Tevy Troy

    In regard to Christie's Social Security Insurance (SSI) reform plan (propositions, in order of certainty): 1) SSI is clearly insolvent; therefore something must be done 2) In *any* SSI reform, some group (or all groups) will have to bear the burden of reform, either in terms of higher taxes or lower benefits (which may take the form of either delayed or decreased benefits). 2) The most *just* way to reform SSI is to place the burden predominantly on the generations responsible for allowing it to become insolvent. That would be the current and upcoming generation of retirees. 3) Decreasing current benefits(which are adequate, but only barely so--as it ought to be)for current retirees who already have little or no other retirement income is politically impossible and ethically questionable (at best). 4) Therefore, any feasible, just plan to reform SSI is going to look something like Christie's. As much as I am disinclined to support him for many other reasons, I think his plan is better than any other I've heard so far. Kudos to him for throwing himself on the "3rd rail". May his tribe increase....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 04/15/15: John Eastman, Craig Engle, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Josh Kraushaar, Rep. Trey Gowdy

    Mike Pompeo is part of the show, but not credited....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 04/15/15: John Eastman, Craig Engle, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Josh Kraushaar, Rep. Trey Gowdy

    Thank you, John Eastman. And nice to not have Erwin along to muddy things up. When I was in High School, some of the most annoying students, who took early Calculus, were fond of something I called "arm-waving proofs." One of them might go like this: Six is an even number. But six is an odd number of legs for a horse. Therefore even numbers are odd. And by reciprocity, odd numbers are even. (waving arms) "BUT DON'T YOU SEEEE?" (how clever I am?) The argument that Dean Eastman disposed of very nicely, sounded something like that....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 04/14/15: Carly Fiorina, Jim Talent, Audio, Calls

    It was never really insurance, but it was intended to be separate from the regular budget and self-sustaining. The changes over time that have led to the current situation are, without exception that I can think of, all the work of Democrat administrations/Congresses....

  • dbsnyder: H3: 04/14/15: Carly Fiorina, Jim Talent, Audio, Calls

    We should remember the Social Security is not now, and has never been, an insurance program. If it were it would not 1) be invested at Sharia interest rates, and 2) depend on new participants. It is a pyramid scheme used to subsidize the federal government....

  • chiparoo17078: H1: 04/14/15: Gov. Chris Christie, David Drucker

    I not only enjoyed the Gov. Christie interview, But I like the style you use, instead of adversarial, it is informational. I like the SS idea, I always though Means testing was a good way to control costs, I just don't think you can eliminate it, just reduce it to more of a token amount. or even use it as a charity disbursement, and then use it as a tax deduction. Great job!!...

  • chiparoo17078: H1: 04/14/15: Gov. Chris Christie, David Drucker

    I not only enjoyed the Gov. Christie interview, But I like the style you use, instead of adversarial, it is informational. I like the SS idea, I always though Means testing was a good way to control costs, I just don't think you can eliminate it, just reduce it to more of a token amount. or even use it as a charity disbursement, and then use it as a tax deduction. Great job!!...

  • plane_5: H4: 04/10/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    Joaquin Castro was never Mayor of Houston, TX. According to the Wiki, Joaquin is currently the US House Rep for Texas 20th. His twin brother, Julian was the Mayor of San Antonio and is currently the Secretary of Hosing and Urban Development....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H4: 04/10/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    To paraphrase Peter Gabriel (Big Time): The place Marie comes from is a small town They think so small they use small words...

  • vastwritewing: H1: 04/10/15: Sen. Rand Paul, John Podhoretz, Mark Larson Audio

    Rand Paul did not give a straight answer to a single question Hugh asked him. He danced on the Iran hoologram, citing President Reagan until Hugh asked him about the Tanker Wars. He danced on aiding Saudi Arabia, Edypt and Jordan militarily against Iran. He danced on enforcing federal marijuana laws -- apparently feeling that 13-year-olds frying their brains with super strength dope is a states' rights issue. And then he danced off the interview ... possibly because he didn't like the way Hugh was holding his feet to the fire. He does a great imitation of a real deal conservative -- cleverly hiding the fact that he thinks we should wait until we're invaded before we fight ... that he thinks unfettered access to get stoned and stupid is an individual freedom ... and that he would rather hang up on Hugh than answer anything about supporting Israel....

  • dpatterson: H4: 04/07/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    as far as I know, the aftershow is there. others have already commented on it, so some people are able to get it. has your subscription run out? and even though hugh has is moments, to have an aftershow, you have to have a hugh Hewitt show for it to be after......

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/09/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I don't know that moving the official announcement to Sunday is really a definite indication of who Team Hillary views as the biggest threat. It wouldn't surprise me if they did the same thing to Pat Paulsen....

  • kerryedavis: H3: 04/08/15: Erwin Chemerinsky, John Eastman, Chris Cillizza, Josh Kraushaar, Philip Rucker

    It's good to have consistency in life. And just about every week, I get to hear Erwin make a fool of himself. So I'm happy....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/07/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    The way things have been going, American-born English-speaking workers should be able to receive disability benefits for NOT speaking Spanish, especially if they work at grocery stores, fast food and other restaurants......

  • nanahune: H4: 04/07/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane

    I have not been able to download your aftershow yesterday and now today? I can play it on my computer - put it will not download into mu ipod Shuffle. This has happened a few times but not two days in a roll. Please see what is causing this. Thanks Linda Huneycutt nanaune@hotmail.com also if you did not have the aftershow - I would cancel my subscription Hugh is to full of himself!...

  • eminentlaw: H1: 04/07/15: Carly Fiorina, Andrew McCarthy, Sen. Cory Gardner

    Carly is an impressive potential candidate. She has a grasp of the issues and the ability to address them without resorting to trite soundbites. I hope she can get enough early support to get a fair hearing among the crowd of candidates....

  • Aqua Viva: H3: 04/07/15: Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, Bret Stephens, Jim Talent, Calls

    A very strong show today. This is just great radio; as good as it gets....

  • Worst in Popular Music: H3: 04/06/15: Jon Kyl, Sen. Tom Cotton, Katie Pavlich, Frank Gaffney

    1. Cue the theme from Shaft: "It's a complicated state, and noone understands it like Obama (Iran)" 2. What's with this "anywhere, anytime" stuff? Is this an arms control agreement or a smartphone data plan?...

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/03/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    And so the argument that same-sex marriage must be permitted because homosexuals have the same "right" to "happiness" or "commitment" or just to marry anyone they choose, can be dismissed as irrelevant. Because that is not the purpose of marriage....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/03/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    But I've never heard ANYONE express the belief that same-sex marriage is only a problem because the people are presumed to be homosexual, and we shouldn't be "nice" to homosexuals. Which would suggest that they wouldn't object if two (or more) heterosexual males or two (or more) heterosexual females wanted to get married just for convenience or whatever. The larger issue that gets ignored in all of this, is that it's become a question about "love" and/or "commitment" etc, which doesn't allow for any basic exclusion from opposite gender. Or perhaps any of the other traditional rules and roles. The way I put it is, the social/cultural purpose of education is not for teachers to have a rewarding career with a good salary and a comfortable retirement. And, the social/cultural purpose of MARRIAGE is NOT for ANY TWO (or more) people to feel LOVED. Or COMMITTED. Or to be HAPPY. Or what-have-you. (Except to the extent that it helps to keep them together. But that is not the GOAL.)...

  • smaginas: H4: 04/03/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    You are right that many people do not expressly claim that opposition to SSM is only due to their opposition to gays as a whole, that is, a desire to not be with them or help them. However, that really is the assumption made when the accusations of discrimination are made, and it's that assumption that must be opposed by changing the means of expression of one's opposition to SSM. If opposition is worded so as to focus on reasons other than gay behavior alone, it diffuses the accusations of discriminatory desires. One could also say, "I'm all for diversity in a marriage." A little creativity undermines the wrongful and inflammatory allegations of discriminatory or hateful intent. For public policy reasons I support only one man and one woman as marriage partners, but as with any policy it is chosen as the best possible selection to bring about the desired result-----more persons who live together being married, so that if there are children it is more likely they will be in such a home. The law is used to encourage and make popular that more stable relationship. But I know of no policy that adequate reaches it's desired effect in every instance. If the proper authorities learn a foreign man and female US citizen marry but do not act as husband and wife, they may investigate if it is immigration fraud. But if the man and woman live together and act as a husband and wife, no one will investigate whether they truly love one another. The policy is to encourage the behaviors of husband and wife most frequently in society....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/03/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    "On the other hand, lots of opposite-sex marriages took place in the past, and do so now, for various financial and other reasons besides “love.”" including, in many cases, opposite-sex marriages where one (or both) of the people actually is homosexual....

  • kerryedavis: H4: 04/03/15: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane & Lileks

    I was unaware of any claim that lack of support for same-sex marriage comes ONLY from the supposition that two people doing so must necessarily be homosexual. On the other hand, lots of opposite-sex marriages took place in the past, and do so now, for various financial and other reasons besides "love." But again, that isn't the point....