After a long break due to tech issues and a surgery, Alex and I are back and expanding vocabularies once again.
We cover where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to, our friend Wiser’s excellent Culture War post, Cruz, the Debate, the awful/tragic losses in the sporting world, pleasure shaming, and some entertainment.
Hope you enjoy!
PS – Yes, the audio is a bit rough here and there. Mostly at the beginning. I know Alex has an echo. Blame Comcast. We do.
It has been far far too long, but AlextheChick and I are back and talking about…whatever random crap we want.
We spend a good bit of time talking about where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to. We also take some time to discuss why we both do and don’t care about Colin Kaepernick. Brief laughing at Carlos Danger. Louisiana flooding and the folks there. And of course we finish with some books, video games, etc.
As always, we wander a lot within those topics. Because we can.
So Alex and I went reeeeeaaaaally long this time around. Partially because I’m drinking heavily and partially because we got REALLY yelly and had things to discuss.
I’m warning you right now, the language is pretty heavy even for us. Alex and I disagreed strongly on a topic and it resulted in lots of yelling at each other and adult language.
On the plus side, you folks get a glimpse at what off line arguments and conversation between Alex and I looks like.
We discussed a lot of stuff tonight including the terrorist attack in Orlando, gun control measure, the fecklessness of the GOP, the horrible tragedy of the boy attacked by a gator at Disney World, Star Trek’s reboot Chekov dying, the absurdity of college campuses, and much much more.
I will be completely honest, I wasn’t kidding when I said how much tequila I was into. So I don’t really remember which links on which topics I said I’d link to. I do remember the HeatStreet article about the college insanity. Yell at me in the comments and I will link the other stuff.
We’re back and recording and thank goodness for that.
We hit a lot of different headlines this time around. We talked about taking about AQ’s top leader via drone strike, Gen Votel’s trip to Syria, general insanity in the Middle East, arms embargoes in Vietnam, the insanity of the regulatory state, DOJ lawyers being out of control, further pushback against Civil Asset Forfeiture, and, of course, we wandered in and out of all sorts of topics.
Back! And yelling! And cursing! (Seriously, we both drop F bombs in the first 100 seconds.)
We didn’t realize it until late in the episode, but apparently we had a theme this week: Power and F***ing.
We started with the various insanities currently ongoing on college campuses, then we moved to the latest Russian aggressions, and rounded out everything wonderfully with a discussion on Civil Asset Forfeiture.
I will warn folks, very late in the podcast, we derailed into a discussion on specific abuses of Constitutional power and a story about a woman detained by police. This woman was subjected, repeatedly, to invasive searches of her body. This discussion is, frankly, graphic at times and disturbing. You have been warned.
No specific listings this week. Go read pretty much anything by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, or Tom Clancy.
Come on now, you didn’t think we were gonna make it three weeks in a row, now did you?
Because we’re not.
And I hope whoever gave me this awesome stomach bug, well, a thousand years in the belly of a Sarlacc should make us about even.
So there’s no Drift Compatible this week. But I do have something for you. A new show I’m involved in. The Contrarians. Every Sunday evening at 8pmEST will be a live show with me, Andrea Ruth, Kyle Foley, and Jordan Ecarma. Our first episode was last night.
Yup, two weeks in a row. Second biggest miracle to happen around this time of year.
So AtC and I spend most of this podcast discussing terrorism. Specifically we focus on the Easter attacks in Pakistan, the refusal of both countries in the EU and the our own US to call a spade a spade (or in this case, genocide), fatwas, the retaking of Palmyra BY THE RUSSIANS, and various and sundry other related topics.
Honestly, we get into all sorts of things this episode. Everything from yelling about how we abhor prosperity gospel to the primary to the personal nature of attacks on political supporters. This episode was pretty much a mishmash of whatever grabbed our attention.
What you do you want? It was late, we both had a long weekend, and so we were a little punch drunk. Basically you get to listen to what amounts to an hour and a half phone conversation between two friends talking about whatever comes up. HOW FORTUNATE FOR YOU!!!
This is the area where there was supposed to be a countdown to April 3, 2016 1:05pmEST, however, WordPress sucks and won’t allow me to embed the timer. That or I just can’t figure out how to do it. In which case, WordPress sucks and makes it too hard to do simple things. Either way, it’s WordPress’ fault.
Alright, we’re back. A long break due to traveling and some family health issues, but Alex and I are back and doing at least a little yelling.
Fair warning, this podcast went waaaaaay long. After so long without recording, we apparently were very talkative. Which is kind of funny considering we only had two main topics. Our starting points were the Hogan/Gawker trial and Syd Blumenthal’s access to classified info.
Before we got started on that stuff, we, as always, discussed what we had been up to personally. Two big things for me. 1) I’ll be writing/contributing at FarBeyondTheBeltway.com. In fact, I already have. 2) Andrea Ruth (who runs FBTB) and I are partnering up and bringing in several other people to do a weekly vodcast. That should start in about two weeks. Working title right now is “NextGen Contrarians”. I’ll be sure to bother everyone as more info comes available.