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bumsteaddithers5 hours ago

Frank had on a guy who wrote a book with Doug Schoen. He was Melik Kaylan. Maybe Melik was a little throaty for the hhrs, but Doug Schoen is a good interview, i.e. voice. Very interesting on imperialistic Russia from a historical perspective. Keep this potential interview in your Go-To files.
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H3: 09/16/14: Frank Gaffney, James Hohmann
bumsteaddithers1 day ago

Tell that to the Saudis. Hussein and Iraq were the reasons Iran couldn't expand willy-nilly throughout the midEast. He also kept the Shiites in check. I can rant on Hussein and how crazy and evil he was as well as you. Don't forget the massacre of the Kurds. And why did Abu Nidal get assassinated just before Iraq 2? So, then, assuming your premise, why is Iraq falling apart? No strong leader? My big problem is the current administration on removing stable regimes by eliminating the evil Gaddafi, who had shown some signs of reforming- not much but some, and the bad guy Mubarak. In closing, I never said these were good men but their countries were relatively stable.
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H2: 09/12/14: Chuck Todd, Brian Wesbury, Mark Meckler, Tarzana Joe
Worst in Popular Music1 day ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

Saddam Hussein was NOT a force of stability. The Iran-Iraq war lasted from Sept. 1980 to Aug. 1988. Two years later he invades Kuwait. After that, while the US and UK sit on him to prevent any further plans for territorial expansion he continues to fund terrorists including bonuses paid to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers. The "stability" during the Clinton administration and early GW Bush administration was that of a spree killer strapped to a gurney struggling to find a way to hurt whomever he can reach.
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H2: 09/12/14: Chuck Todd, Brian Wesbury, Mark Meckler, Tarzana Joe
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

Saddam was a force of stability. However, my biggest worry were the two vicious, brutal boys who would have taken over. To be perfectly honest, I would have preferred an Iran invasion over an Iraq. And lastly, whatever we do now, it must pass the "have a clue" test. That is, have a clue on what you are doing and have a clue on the outcome.
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H2: 09/12/14: Chuck Todd, Brian Wesbury, Mark Meckler, Tarzana Joe
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

1600 soldiers in Iraq seems that a few are "boots on the ground", wouldn't you say? These so-called advisors are soldiers and their support. Let me be perfectly clear, the U.S. has boots on the ground in Iraq fighting the terrorists. Let's not let Obama off the hook.
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H4: 09/12/14 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and James Lileks
bumsteaddithers2 days ago

To further clarify, I and people are not first person. 'I believe or I think' when asked what is that individual's opinion were appropriate and expected answers. Instead, Brooks went into the 'people say or the people have' implying there is data out there that confirms stated opinion of the third person.
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H1: 09/11/14: Arthur Brooks, Audio, Calls
dpatterson3 days ago in reply to littlefirefly

My sincere pleasure.
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H4: 09/12/14 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and James Lileks
littlefirefly3 days ago

Thank you Duane for the Netanyahu speech on 9/12. I never miss your show. I think you pick up the missing pieces better than anyone. Thank you for your service to us, the otherwise uninformed.
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H4: 09/12/14 The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and James Lileks
Worst in Popular Music4 days ago

Chuck Todd is just jaw-droppingly obtuse. He said he wanted more fantasy and then he delivered it. From saying that James Baker formed the last coalition to fight in the Middle East (buying into the 'Bush is fighting alone in Iraq' narrative) to the double whammy of Saddam was a force of stability in the Middle East and the problem wasn't leaving him in place in '91 but removing him in '03, Mr. Todd takes us on a wild ride of the center-left imagination. Great job, Hugh, in just staying out of his way as he careened across the landscape.
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H2: 09/12/14: Chuck Todd, Brian Wesbury, Mark Meckler, Tarzana Joe
dpatterson4 days ago in reply to lifesaver

And thanks for the kind words. It's appreciated.
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dpatterson4 days ago in reply to lifesaver

I found it on Grabien.com. here's the direct link. https://grabien.com/story.php?id=14107. It is a subscription site as well, but you can watch it for free. It just has watermarks in it on the free side. It has to be available in other places, though.
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lifesaver4 days ago

Great job. Hate politics, love the clarity. How do I get the audio clip file (to pass along) of Benjamin Netanyahu's speech you played on after show 9/12? Also, happy to pay for services. Keep trying to preserve our country! John Dvorak / Lifesaver Johntdvorak@gmail.com
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bumsteaddithers5 days ago

My thoughts on Arthur Brooks, and BTW, doesn't he have a voice made for radio, are as follows: 1. When asked his opinion, he said the people believe this or the people believe that. He said it two times but he never attributed any data or polls that support those comments regarding people's beliefs. While I agree with his conclusion, I am always looking for sources for these broad generalizations, especially those coming from the echo chambers of D.C.. Like with the kids on presidential candidates, the answers from these Beltway types seemed rote and not thought out by each and every.
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H1: 09/11/14: Arthur Brooks, Audio, Calls
bumsteaddithers5 days ago in reply to Worst in Popular Music

Sounds like you were the editor and Lileks let you throw in a couple of names for good measure.
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H2: 09/11/14: Rick Santorum, Fred Barnes, James Lileks
bumsteaddithers5 days ago

Lileks is the first pundit to express my exact interests with respect to the nonsensical and whimsical Obama wish to go to war. Certainly we need to know the expected result, who we are fighting and what constitutes victory. Obama wants to go in 'shooting from the hip' like Paladin and Wyatt Earp. Only we know he doesn't have a clue what he wants except he wants to bomb, bomb and bomb some more. He isn't clear what happens when after the first 15 minutes war plans change. I mean the enemy isn't going to sit out there like sitting ducks. They are going to scatter and park their vehicles in people's houses so to bomb them they are bombing civilians. How is Obama going to handle this strategy?
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H2: 09/11/14: Rick Santorum, Fred Barnes, James Lileks
Worst in Popular Music5 days ago

I suppose I'm the only one to here 10cc "I'm Not In Love" when the administration talks about it's efforts against ISIS. "We're not at war, no, no, it's because."
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H4: 09/11/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane
Worst in Popular Music5 days ago

Why didn't Lileks mention Hugh's cameo in Casablanca Tango?
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H2: 09/11/14: Rick Santorum, Fred Barnes, James Lileks
dpatterson6 days ago in reply to cindyj

when moms crash websites...
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H3: 09/10/14: Victor Davis Hanson, Calls
bumsteaddithers6 days ago

Listened to this hour with bpm of 160. I found this hour to be more bland than usual, but I really got fired up with Hugh's questions on the presidential candidates (potentials). Not by the questions, but more so by the shallowness and PC comments by the three up and comers. Jeb Bush is a nonstarter? That is what people say now. Sure, he is more squish than conservative, but he has the IT factor, which is what independent thinkers need to consider. Bush has the money people behind him also. Jeb is also reportedly the better Bush between the two brothers. That said, I have big issues with Jeb on immigration, common core and his policy to not allow drilling off Florida and instead allowing the Chinese and Russian the ability to do horizontal drilling in the vast reserves. However, I never get my way and Jeb will be a powerhouse and really, the frontrunner. Without taking up more space, I did find the youngsters quite enlightening on their shallowness (though they speak and write quite well, thank you) of thought. I had issues, but not so major on the other answers.
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H3: 09/09/14: Adam Kredo, Elizabeth Harrington, Lachlan Markay
tubajohn6 days ago

This is reference to the NFL issue. There is a female owner of an NFL franchaise: Virginia McCaskey of the Chicago Bears. I know that the Bears are family owned, but Mrs McCaskey is listed as the principle owner.
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H2: 09/09/14: Hon. Kevin Faulconer, Larry O'Connor, Robert O'Brien
cindyj7 days ago

Great show as usual, but the absolute highlight was the interview with your intern(Sean) who is heading off to Cal Poly SLO. He was refreshingly bright, optimistic, and yet he had learned(as your intern) to analyze and evaluate. Thanks for that Hugh and Wayne. Gives us hope for the future of this country. By the way, if our last name seems somewhat similar to Sean's last name, it must be a huge coincidence. Be well, be safe and may God's blessing be with you and your loved ones. Don and Diane Leavey
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H3: 09/10/14: Victor Davis Hanson, Calls
mantikor7 days ago

The best part of the program was ommitted today: the aftershow. Somehow, I will endure the disappointment.
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H3: 09/09/14: Adam Kredo, Elizabeth Harrington, Lachlan Markay
larrydag1 week ago

Thank you Larry for bringing up the Hokies (my alma-mater) beating Ohio State. Go Hokies!
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H1: 09/09/14: Katie Pavlich, Angel Aloma, Larry O'Connor
bumsteaddithers1 week ago

I went through more than an hour and a half of hhrs in 50 minutes of spin class. Where is Kerry when you need him?
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H2: 09/08/14: Lanhee Chen, Stanley Kurtz, Tina Aldatz, Jim Talent
bumsteaddithers1 week ago

At beginning of Hamby interview, I was cringing and waiting for the Alger Hiss question since Hugh was asking the proverbial "where you stand on issues" questions. Instead, we get respect and that probably at request of Jake Tapper. Too much precursor questions, though, and would have liked to get more questions. However, if Peter comes on a lot and I hope he does, the boring "where you stand on issues" questions will be worth it. And speaking of Tom Cotton, I would love to have him as my Senator and as from someone out of his State, I think he will represent my interests very well, thank you. However, Cotton says the same thing day after day and doesn't appear to have the 'it' factor that he needs to runaway with the election. I've read elsewhere he isn't connecting locally to the LIVs, which is crucial for a candidate running against a dynasty name. Hope the wave happens.
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H1: 09/08/14: Rep. Tom Cotton, Peter Hamby
bumsteaddithers1 week ago

db, nyah, just a bunch of peasants with pitchforks.
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H4: 09/05/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and James Lileks
Worst in Popular Music1 week ago

I'm amazed that Hugh broadcast all day from Robert the Bruce studio and made no mention of the upcoming Scottish independence vote and its national security implications.
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H3: 09/08/14: Sean Spicer, Joe Kernen, John Donvan
dbsnyder1 week ago

I'm trying to remember how many of the Benghazi Consulate raiders hsve been brought to justice or killed. Was it a one man operation?
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H4: 09/05/14: The Aftershow w/Generalissimo Duane and James Lileks
Worst in Popular Music2 weeks ago

Secretary Kerry is invoking Genesis as in "Land of Confusion" off their Invisible Touch album.
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H2: 09/04/14 Fred Barnes, James Hohmann, James Lileks
kerryedavis2 weeks ago in reply to bumsteaddithers

It doesn't take him getting excited to get that, he wasn't all wound up when he was talking to Lileks on Thursday, but it was still a problem even with treble control all the way down. However I had to hear Lileks.
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H2: 08/29/14: Audio, Calls, Rep. John Campbell
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