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Posted on 08/03/2008 1:00:11 PM PDT by Perdogg
The John Batchelor Show Sunday August 3rd, 2008
Listenlive from 7pm 10pm ET (4pm 7pm PT) on WABC AM 770 New York City
10pm 1am ET (7pm 10pm PT) on KFI AM 640 Los Angeles
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705P ET: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, re the 1960s reawakened by the pontificating Al Gore and the troubled John Edwards, re Obamania recreates Beatlemania, re “What if Iraq Works?” “Critics of the war now argue that a victory in Iraq was not worth the costs, not that victory was always impossible.”
720P: Menahem Milson, MEMRI, re the founding and daily uses of Middle East Media Research Institute, re Ummah cartoonists supporting Sudan strongman president Omar Al-Bashir after his indictment by the UN’s International Criminal Court.
735P: Professionals John Fund, WSJ, Vaughn Ververs, CBS.com, Diana West, Washington Times, re the McCain ad naming Obama as the Britney-Paris of politics, re the Obama decision to start transition planning, re the Obama camp pushes back with the cartoon bus of the “Low Road Express.”
Re the Moses webad. Re Axelrod: "He said it to a crowd in rural Missouri, 99 percent white," Axelrod said moments later on the same program, explaining the context of Obama's remarks. "There were all kinds of press there. Nobody reported it as a racial comment. Nobody certainly said what Rick Davis just said, that he called John McCain a racist. The only time this became an issue was when Rick Davis and their campaign decided to kick it up and make it a racial issue, and that's exactly what -- they've been running a negative campaign for weeks."
750P: Professionals continued, re Ted Stevens indictment, re the refusal of Congress to bring off-shore drilling to a vote, re Congress’s unprecedented low ratings.
805P: Larry Kudlow, CNBC “Kudlow and Company, What recession is that? "Could the decline in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2007 mark the beginning of a recession? Certainly not yet by the most common definition that calls for two straight quarters of declining GDP. –Sudeep Reddy, WSJ.
820P: Malcolm Hoenlein, Confirming Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, re Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will leave office. The maneuvering between Mofaz, Livni, Barak and Netanyahu to form a coalition government by October.
835P: Gina Chon, WSJ at Baghdad, re the sudden turmoil in Iraq's Basra-based South Company oil enterprise, replacing long-time effective leader Jabbery el-Leaby (left) at the same time the Maliki government is consolidating its power.
850P: Robert Zimmerman, author, “Universe in a Mirror,” re Titan’s liquid methane confirmed under the yellow shroud of carbon dioxide clouds (right), Mars moon Phobos fly-by, Mars Phoenix Lander, Virgin Galactic gets a star turn.
905P: Aaron Klein, WND at Jeursalem, re Olmert’s retreat and his threat to negotiate with the Abbas Fatah until his departure, re the reaction of Hamas, of Al-Aqsa, re the mystery of Barack Obama’s note in the Western Wall at Jerusalem.
920P: John Anderson, author, “Follow the Money,” re the Ted Stevens indictment and the Mukasey Justice Department, re the speedy trial demanded by Stevens for September, re the evidence in 500 gigabytes, re the Alaska Republican Party in fear or loathing or aspic?
935P: Noah Andre Trudeau, author, "Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea," re the relentless, bloody-minded total war launched by the marginally sane and Grant-favored William T. Sherman. Nothing about Sherman's cruelty is predictable. To my knowledge there were Batchelors on both sides in the march through Georgia.
955P: Exeunt re Beijing cadre double-crossed the West and IOC and censors the internet; and who is surprised?
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705P PT: Jodi Schneider, Congressional Quarterly, and Jake Schlesinger, Wall Street Journal, re the disgrace and indictment of Senator Ted Stevens, Republican of Alaska, for false witness on his Senate disclosure forms, not for actual graft or favor-selling, which the DOJ decided would be hard to prove, re a September trial?
720P: Jonathan Mahler, NYT, author, "The Challenge: Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld and the Fight Over Presidential Power," re the glacially slow and dysfunctional Gitmo tribunals, re seven years after the attack and the first prosecution if of Bin Laden’s clueless, worthless driver. Justice delayed is justice infantilized.
735P: Professional Roundtable with Larry Johnson (left), No Quarter, John Avlon (right), author, and Craig Unger, Vanity Fair, re the McCain campaign mocks Obama with the Britney-Paris celebrity ad, and the Obama campaign, and Plouffe and Obama individually in emails, cry foul and accuse McCain of “the low road,” complete with (another) bus cartoon.
750P: Professionals continued re the Tom Dewey routine in American politics: Is Obama the Man on the Wedding cake? Re the Obama campaign doing transition planning?
805P: Professional Roundtable Monica Crowley, the McLoughlin Group, and Bill Whalen, the Hoover Institution, re Obama and the Clinton supporters called the PUMAs, re the soft number for Obama among Democrats, re the McCain campaign makes dun of Obama and he squeals, re the polls of registered voters vs likely voters.
820P: Re the Moses webad. Re Axelrod: "He said it to a crowd in rural Missouri, 99 percent white," Axelrod said moments later on the same program, explaining the context of Obama's remarks. "There were all kinds of press there. Nobody reported it as a racial comment. Nobody certainly said what Rick Davis just said, that he called John McCain a racist. The only time this became an issue was when Rick Davis and their campaign decided to kick it up and make it a racial issue, and that's exactly what -- they've been running a negative campaign for weeks."
835P: Michael Levine, author, “Guerilla PR,” re the polls and Obama, the polls and McCain, and the persistence of unproved reports of Obama’s biography, such as his religion, his background, his politics. Does identity politics help or hurt the Obama campaign?
850P: Shai Oster, WSJ, at Beijing, re last moments before Olympics, the smog and rush of construction in Beijing. Also the smog thickens over many Asian cities. Also Gordon Fairclough, WSJ, reports: "A man who posted pictures on the Internet of schools that collapsed in May's massive earthquake in southwest China has been sent to a labor camp for a year..."
905P: Alim Seytoff, Uyghur Human Rights Project, re abuse of Moslem peoples by Beijing prior to Olympics, re so-called bomb plot of East Turkestan Islamic Party, re Alim Seytoff and Rebya Khadeer meeting with the President at the Whotse House re their case for East Turkestan.
920P: David Grinspoon, astrobiology curator, Denver Museum of Science, re the planetary reports, re the liquid methane seas on Jupiter’s moon Titan, re the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter fly-by of Mars’s moon Phobos, re the preparation for the Mars Laboratory lander in 2009 in the search for life on Mars.
935P: Sichan Siv, author, “Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America,” re the busy, yearning life of a young Phnom Penh resident, son a a policeman, who longs to be educated in France, works for Royal Cambodia Airways and as a schoolteacher before the insane Khmer Rouge overrun the country after America departs Southeast Asia, and then Siv’s torment until his escape to America, driving a taxi in 1979 and off to a colmbia education by 1981, later a ambassador rank at the United Nations for the US.
955P: Exeunt re the long, trite fall of Ehud Olmert and the turmoil of the Knesset.
Thanks for the ping, have a great weekend./Just Asking - seoul62......
Most informative show out there on world events. Wish we had that during the week.
I wonder what he will say about the Anthrax since he always thought Hatfill was involved.
I didn’t know that, I suspect he’ll acknowledge it.
Tanks for the ping :))
Thank you for the ping Perdogg.
Thank you for the ping Perdogg.
Ted Stevens needs to take a hike.
We don’t need his stuff during election.
Sarah Palin, Eric Cantor or Romney would be fine VPs
Hezbollah behind the hit on the Syrian General? - Interesting.
also Syria in some cases has been trying to make nice.
Don’t trust them as far as I can throw them.
The thinking that a Pres. or VP has to be a Gov. which I see so much of on FR is outdated thinking.
Sort of the thinking that we should fight wars the way we did in WWII.
So many haven’t realized, we are in another mode, especially the war we are fighting, and the various candidates that see this are the one we need to look at.
The economy is important but they don’t make pockets in shrouds.