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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bring Back the Shah!

 

 
Friends, President Trump might want to start thinking of the Shah of Iran as a role model (for when he institutes a dictatorship, that is).  I mean, just look at that throne!  On the other hand, the Shah didn't exactly live long and prosper, so maybe "President of the United States" is...good enough?
 
This week's Newsmaker Show with me and Brian O'Neil focuses on many of the top stories capturing the headlines.  We discuss the Democratic convention and its remarkable lack of interest in the Democratic candidate for President, Joe Biden.  We're apparently supposed to vote for Biden by default, once we exclude Trump as a possibility because, well, he's Beelzebub and all...  In addition, I fulminate against the Dems' obsession with postal reform and call it what it is: the propagation of a baseless conspiracy theory.

Historically, Brian and I analyze the life and legacy of Bill Clinton, the effect of the U-2 incident in 1960 on the trajectory of the Cold War, the 1953 coup that ousted the nationalist Mosaddeq in Iran, and Hitler's accession to the "office" of Fuehrer after the death of German President Paul von Hindenburg in August 1934.

It's quite a show!  Can you imagine what your life would be like if you missed it?  All that regret, shame, despondency...  Perish the thought!  Tune in now.

21 comments:

  1. Dr.Waddy from Jack: b.clinton is the defining personality of that corrosive and all too domnant yet faction of my Boomer generation. He is it's exemplar. He is amoral ignorant and bigoted beyond measure. He and his equally discredited mate in their grotesque parody of marriage disgraced our White House beyond measure during their tawdry occupation. That he appealed to some w hite Southerners is not surprising. They may not be quite as dumb as he presumed. It is said that he remarked to St. Edward Kennedy at a gathering which featured a presumptuous Obama, (why in any other setting this guy would be getting coffee for us). Those old boys sensed he was one of their own; he flimm flammed them justlike the carnival huckster he is.
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  2. Dr.Waddy from Jack : His very essence is this: he is a voluptuary and a libertine. With him getting high is all; be it from power, substances, acclaim ,a adventure or amorous conquests. He may have principles but they are subordinate. Who would have done a better job brokering Middle East peace? This easily sized up slicko or a Bush I who had forged a remarkable coalition during the Gulf War? Later: of course the issue always was the Clintons'denial to American citizens of their right to a meaningful day in court or in the other investigative organs of our legal system. A close examination of his sexual behavior was necessary in his plaintiff's effort to establish on his part a pattern of presumption and vulgarity. His apologists knew this to be true but cared only for he and his mate could do to advance the far left. Slick Willy? He has the crust to appear in public today despite shame which would disable any but an amoral myopic Boomer radical. And his continued celebration by the equally amoral dim party fully discredit them from any creditable excoriation of President Trump.

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  3. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I must add after saying above "denial to American citizens" . . . by lying , intimidating and manipulating...

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  4. Yes, Jack -- the list of people bamboozled by Bill Clinton is a long one. Having said that, I'll take an amoral slug like Slick Willy over a true believer in Marxist utopianism any day. Clinton really WAS a moderate compared to the hateful extremists we're dealing with now. Pick your poison, right?

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    1. DR. NICK

      Totally agree that Clinton is preferable to the Leftist dregs we are dealing with now. I'm glad Trump won in 2016, but Hillary as the Democrat candidate now would be far less scary. I would rather see the "Clintonistas" back in The White House than the "Bidenistas". In fact, I am willing to say that a Hillary presidency if Trump has lost in 2016 would have been preferable to the threat from the radical left we are facing now.

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  5. Dr.Waddy from Jack: Two more aspects of Clinton in Europe: He and his supporters have always said he gamed the draft because he had far too promising a future to waste on fighting world communism. But they know and he knows that he would have slicked out, gotten a commission and a nice posting right close to the Amsterdam stews. Also and related: I squirm every time I think of this disdainful boomer appearing at 50th anniversary celebrations of our father's shining devotion at Normandy and across Europe (re: the book Citizen Soldiers, a harrowing account of their 1944-45 crucible). You know, that shameless thing showed up at our Vietnam memorial too after he was elected; we told him "for decency's sake stay away!" but he had the crust to appear anyway. He is reflexively and independently dismissive of all but his Ken. I hurt everytime I think of the Greatest Generation having to endure his presumptuous imposition on their memories. They didn't fight for such as him; they couldn't have imagined such ingratitude.
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  6. Dr.Waddy from Jack: Slick Willy was a very familiar kind of southern boy: he knew all about "no 'count kinda people" and he'd had plenty a fun with them all his disdainful life. He just "knew" that Paula Jones was that kinda gal. ( I say this meaning no disdain for the South; Ilove the South and Southern ways). But she WASN'T! She saw him for the low life he is and had the GUTS to stand up to him and his radical feminist loving only mate. And did he deserve every moment of public humiliation which was his lot due to his snide,elitist gall.

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  7. Dr.Waddy from Jack: We have now had three boomer President's. Two of them have graced the office but B and H (his acknowledged "Co-President) Clinton DISGRACED our White House beyond measure. That is their onerous legacy. A British diplomat once remarked to a colleague "why Clinton is so smart!" "No no, just sly, very sly" was the insightful reply. George Will opined during the Lewinski mess: " there must never be another President like this". Infinite ditto to that! He is "My Generation's" everlasting shame.

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    1. Unfort. Jack, my dad is your generation and thought Bill was "da bomb" and thinks Biden the same. Its sad...the koolaid drinking is never ending. I am not allowed to discuss politics with him or any family member.

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  8. "Who's jumping out of that cake?" Not me, LOL

    The democratic party indeed has gone far away from the Clinton era. I am afraid, the progressive movement has taken over. I fear for the country, truly I do. Both Clinton's were truly a disappointment in the virtual reality of the DNC Convention---actually the whole Convention has been awful. Hillary has not forgotten her loss in 2016 and sounds very bitter.

    DNC Convention: I am very disappointed in this. I am also unsettled over the virtual Convention, it just doesn't seem right. It just seems so fake to me. Every time I hear Michelle Obama I can't help think of when she said, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." Good grief, get a grip on reality, Mrs. Obama, whom owns a $12 million estate on Martha's Vineyard.

    So, far all I have gotten from the Convention is "bad orange man" -there are no policy statements etc. King Cuomo really has left a distaste in our household. How in the world he keeps his head up is beyond me AND yet, the democrats keep voting for this.

    Post Office: they have been in financial trouble for years. If I ran my books/household (and I run two households-court approved conservator for my mother in-law) I would be in jail. I also wish more people would actually research and realize that Congress must upkeep the Post Office, it's in the Constitution. But, throwing money at a bad situation is not the right thing. Tucker Carlson had a really good point yesterday evening; the Post Office has plowed through over $5 BILLION in the last 5-6 months. That is a lot of money with little answers. That's BILLION not M-MILLION.

    Saddam Hussien: another Clinton debacle. Actually, Clinton, John Kerry and then Sen. Hillary Clinton really couldn't explain their positions at all on the topic of War. They were often full of rhetoric.

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    1. p.s. sorry, I was on a roll...and left out; IF I ran my books the way the Post Office does...

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  9. Linda from Jack: I went to a large college graduation at which B.Clinton was the speaker. I was amazed and gratified to see the large number of people in the audience who declined to applaud him or standup for him. It's said that he is usually mystified when he encounters expression of dislike for him. !!!???

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    1. Jack, when I graduated from Alfred State in 2017, Chuck Schumer was standing at the stage exit shaking hands. When I exited the stage, I refused. He said, "Excuse me? Do you know who I am?" I said, "Yes sir and I will not shake your hand." All long I saw and heard my husband and son booing--they could see what he was doing. I was so rattled by that encounter. I am 5"1, and he wasn't much taller than I am---the look of disgust he gave me, I will never forget. I knew then I did the right thing.

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  10. Dr.waddy and Linda from Jack: That is a good point about the dem's campaign being an experiment. Alinskyite bade radicals take great care to conceal their true intentions until their power was secure. They certainly have been frank about their farleftist beliefs lately, both in expression and their embrace of such as aoc,perhaps the most obvious incipient pol pot active today. Is this a test run to see if their time has finally arrived? Wouldn't surprise me none.

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  11. Dr. Waddy: As I remember reading:PM Mossadegh of Iran was believed to be very friendly to the Soviets. One account says that Truman, before the Russian Abomb, told the Russians to get the Red Armyout of Iran or he would use the our bomb ( I dunno,that could be apocryphal). But there had been a long-standing concern about Imperial and then enslaved Russia getting a warm water port from which they could sortie without passing Istanbul. At any rate, Eisenhower did not want to see Stalin or his successors that close to middle East oil, I would think. In dealing with sociopathic communists it would have been rank foolishness not to get dirty. Would Iranians have been any better off under communism?

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  12. Dr.Waddy from Jack: I defy all American Taliban left comparisons of President Trump to the Nazis; they are patently absurd and they know it. But I cannot help but think about Hitler's daring moves like the BeerHall Putsch, yes his assumption of full power after Hindenburg's death, of his March into the Rhineland, of his repudiation of the Versailles Treaty etc.etc when I see the precipitate takeover of the once upon a time loyal American dem party by the open and unapologetic American far left (imagine one of THEM saying " now I'm no America hating radical but. . . ): they glory in it! It serves their '60's deranged (either by experience or corrupted inheritance) souls.

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  13. Ray, so you think Hillary would be a more genuine moderate than Biden? Maybe. Biden's a cipher, really. A placeholder. No one really knows who'll be running the country if Biden wins. And that's a scary thought.

    Jack, yes -- it's pretty baffling why a country that fought two world wars, and waged a righteous Cold War, would entrust the Oval Office to a draft dodger/peacenik who visited Moscow just as his country was fighting in Southeast Asia. I guess it's a case of "how soon we forget". Once the Cold War was won, people acted almost as if it had never been...and the military could be put in mothballs, along with our national honor.

    Linda, your Dad is a Clinton/Biden fan? Interesting! I guess the apple DOES fall far from the tree... Is he a CNN/MSNBC viewer?

    Good point that the Obamas have gotten rich -- joining the very elite the Dems profess to disdain -- by spreading their anti-American propaganda. Hey, nobody ever said life was fair!

    I agree that it would be silly to throw more money at the post office, but then again it's probably politically infeasible to let it die. Maybe it should die, though. Monopolies seldom turn out to be in the public interest.

    Jack, to be fair to Clinton, MANY of our presidents and senior statesmen have been sleazebags -- at least in the 90s we were a country that aired its dirty laundry, as opposed to covering it up. I guess there's a sort of virtue in that?

    Wow, Linda -- you snubbed Chuck Schumer! Good for you. It frankly amazes me that a NYC shyster like Schumer is the Dem leader in the Senate. He's the definition of a swamp monster. The thought of him as Majority Leader is horrific.

    Jack, yes -- to us, the Dems' radicalism is obvious. To most of the country, however, I think not so much. AOC makes great copy for the folks at Fox and OAN, but for the mainstream media I wouldn't think she rates much coverage. Probably about as much as the non-existent riots! Seems to me that the DNC made clear that the Dems' strategy is to "redirect" and obfuscate when delicate matters of policy arise. Platitudes before purity?

    I totally agree about Mosaddeq. So what if the CIA helped to overthrow him? We should have taken the gloves off in 1979-80 and propped up the Shah at all costs. Can you imagine how much suffering in the Middle East could have been avoided if we had???

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  14. Yes, Dr. Waddy, my Dad is a CNN/MSNBC person and yes, the apple falls far far far from that tree. I also have a brother who has worked for the feds for 20 yrs and is a diehard Dem and is part of the problem of the so called 'deep state'. I use the word deep state as liberal as I can. It does exist, by the way. As for Schumer, when he was standing there peering over his glasses at me, it was just...well, never mind. He gave me the creeps/hibbie jibbies.

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  15. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Your point about other Presidents being unsavory is creditable but I would maintain that the stench left by the clintons called for much more than airing bedding as it were. It required fumigation, right madame Pelosi!?

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  16. Linda from Jack:"Don't you know who I am" indeed. Just like a disdainful and presumptuous leftist snob like him to assume that in an academic setting such a rebuff would be unheard of. Schumer does venture into the real America at times and he had at least to pass through it to get to lala land Alfred. It's very good that he got put in the place he so richly deserves, the sneering haughty thing.

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  17. Linda, I'm sorry to hear that several of your close relations have drunk the Kool-Aid. Frankly, I don't hate most lefties -- I pity them. The world they live in is a very dark one, and it's almost entirely contrived and delusional. Life is short, and here they are imagining that the Earth will soon be on fire and the mailman is plotting against them. Pathetic!

    Yeah, Schumer is just plain gross. I mean, he's like a caricature of a wizened old hack politician from NYC. Will he never die? I suspect him of malevolent wizardry.

    Jack, isn't that strange -- how someone like Schumer can pass the smell test in Middle America? I mean, what's become of our moral compass, not to mention our ideal of beauty? Yikes!

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