Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 July 2020
Posted on 07/26/2020 4:28:58 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
July 26th, 2020
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin; Former Obama CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden; Mayor Quinton Lucas (D-Kansas City, Mo.); and Author and musician Ben Folds. Panel: Guy Benson; Gillian Turner; and Juan Williams.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): To be announced (theyre trying to line up the correct arrangement of liars for this week's propaganda. Oh what the hell, we already know what it is: Orangeman bad!) Panel:
FACE THE NATION (CBS): U.S. Speaker of the House Nanzi Pelosi (D-San Francisco); Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas); Sec. of Health and Human Services Alex Azar; Eugene Woods, president and chief executive officer of Atrium Health; Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb; and Anthony Salvanto, CBS News' director of Elections and Surveys..
THIS WEEK (ABC): White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.). Panel: Chris Christie; Rahm Emanuel; Sara Fagen; Yvette Simpson.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Admiral Brett Giroir, Department of Health and Human Services; Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles); Author and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.), (Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America); National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow; and Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D-Chicago).
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare); and Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep! Also, Sharyl Attkinsons Full Measure: Watch live at 9:30 EST.
The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. Psalm 119:60 (King James Version)
What a waste to write about the rioters in Portland. If anyone thinks this is a BLM riot you are fooling yourself since Portland is the whitest city in America. The only Blacks in this city play for the Trail losers, other than that there is barely 2% of the population of Oregon black, so these are punk white kids looking to destroy things in the name of anarchy. They have been wilding the streets of Portland for decades and finally have a mayor who is too wimpy to do anything about it, so it is wild night every night in P-Town.
Everybody in and around Portland is wishing that Trump will come in with machine guns and clean these street scum out. They are not doing this for any political statement or higher calling, they are street thugs looking to destroy and steal. They used to be called the Anarchists and now they have changed their name to the more acceptable Antifa. You can see the Anarchist symbol on their graffiti wherever they are rioting and our useless politicians go right along with it since they hate Trump so much.
This is what happens when the Communist Party owns the state for forty years. This used to be an independent state decades ago as the courthouse they are trying to destroy is named after the best Republican Governor the state ever had Mark Hatfield who also became a pretty good Senator. Now the state has some of the most Marxist politicians in the country who think this riot has something to do with the Resistance movement and will help their chances to win more state elections.
How do you allow rioting to go on for two months by a bunch of white twenty something hoods? If there is any movement it is moving away from the mayor and Governor, and toward Trump. Nobody wants to say anything, but there appears to be some excitement not seen in the petition to recall the Governor. People running it are saying they are getting an unbelievable response from the tables they are setting up collecting up to 300 signatures a day and people honking and cheering with an occasional bird being thrown. There is an underlying frustration being directed at this situation as people are becoming aware of the corruption developed from forty years in the wilderness.
Portland is what happens when you take the police off the streets. Two years ago they told them to stand down to crime and now they have been turned into an observation team except when they are protecting the mayor. The mayor who made his fortune from the lumber industry and now is a cult priest railing against it. His family comes from a small mill which became a large conglomerate Willamette Industries which was sold to Weyerhauser for billions of which his father received $83 million. He had a Republican dad who made his son a trust fund baby who is deeply connected Margaret Sanger and Planned Abortion factories.
How can a mayor watch his city be destroyed by thugs? What kind of person can stand by and watch one of the most beautiful towns in America be turned into a Turd world country? People are being mugged on live TV as windows are being smashed and stores looted while you go down and do a photo op as some hip young mayor enjoying the show. What kind of person allows themselves to be used like that?
He likely thinks he is doing penance for his dads sawmills, who knows? You can bet his dad wrote him out of his will for a reason although Ted still makes a million and a half a year from his business. This is what happens when you belong to the cult of Eart worship. In his mind he truly believes he is doing the gods work and likely is. He does not believe in personal morality, only social morality. He believes in protecting the earth and worshiping mother earth. Portlandia is the center of this cult and is filled with Satanists and every type of pagan worship imaginable which many if not most of these rioters believe.
They believe America is an immoral country built on socially immoral beginnings. This is why they tear down statues of Washington, Jefferson, Columbus, and the elk. These are all symbols of man and America which they see as a flawed country socially and since they also believe in moral relativism are allowed to destroy America since social morals outweighs personal morality. They truly believe America is so bad it has to be ended for a new social morality to be formed and the mayor believes this too.
Part of their rebuilding is the destruction of the Christian church since it is at the foundation of America. They are at war with Christianity since it forms the morality of this country and goes completely the opposite of their social morality. Some churches go along with the Social Justice although all of them preach personal morality to reach Social Morality. If you take care of yourself personally you make an environment which the social interactions are predictable and moral. This minimizes the need for police and legal enforcement and maximizes the use of personal ethics and morality. This is the fabric of America and why it works which is what needs to be destroyed to move to their Marxist Utopia.
The Christian church is always destroyed first by Marxists like Hitler, Lenin and Mao since you need people to replace their personal morality with social morals. Social morals are more fluid since you have to people go against their best interest and be willing to do immoral activities like abortion and socialized healthcare which is really healthcare rationing. True socialized medicine you use the formula of how many productive years vs cost of care and decide on the procedure, personal morality does not allow that thought process but like abortion, social morality does. Look at the VA pre Trump and you see what Socialize Medicine looks like.
What you see in Portland is the results of the cult of social morality and earth worship. Every one of those rioters are cultists who will spout the same clichés you have heard for the last decade about global warming, institutional racism and now fire the cops to promote their anti-America agenda. They may mask it with anti-Trump or BLM chants, but the real heart of this revolt is their continued hatred of America and the freedoms it represents. This is how they can justify beating people or even killing them for not agreeing with their Green social moral doxology. Is there any religion that proselytizes more than this one?
America is watching Portland turn into Mogadishu as the cult is taking over from the rioters to the police and the political class. Can we just have one Apache helicopter make one run down main street? You are watching it being supported by the Governor Brownshirt, the Sinators, Reps and Teachers Union which runs the political class. There is not the slightest chance the Teachers are going to pass up a years paid vacation so the kids may actually get educated at home as they are held hostage by the Dims. This is the religion of liberalism being shown every night which will become the rallying cry for a return to America with Trump vs a journey to Havana by braindead Biden.
Pray for the Election
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.
Yes I am compiling a Blog about the great pandemic of 2020 and how my country stupidly shut down the economy. We will have opinions, political and cultural highlights, my personal experience, social media details, even TV reviews since I watch so much TV while in my home jail. We shall, as always, end with a smile.
MISC. PANDEMIC NOTES OF THE WEEK
(an update for my descendants)
So I go to the store, yon descendants, to buy groceries. First, Royal Farms to buy a few things. I stand in line to pay and they have those auto machine check out things, which I hate. So there was one REAL person to check out and she said "I can check you out if you have exact change". I actually had cash to use to pay and figured this was what she wanted. So she rings it up and says "That will be $12.97". I gave her thirteen dollars, a ten dollar bill and three ones.
"Do you have ninety seven cents?" she asks. I indicated that I gave her a ten and three ones, she can keep the three cents change from a dollar.
She gives me a hard time, yon descendants, and tells me I MUST have exact change. I wonder why that wasn't ok but she did take my thirteen bucks and insisted I take the three cents change.
But it doesn't stop there, yon descendants. I go to grocery store and she tells me if I am using cash I must pay with exact change. THIS time I had some coins in my pocket and cash money with plenty of tens, fives and ones. "That will be $85.30", she tells me. I smile. Got me four twenties, a five and fish around the bottom of my pocketbook and find...a quarter.
I was short a nickel.
I tell her I don't have a nickel and she tells me she can't leave her register short-changed. I showed her a dollar bill and told her she could have that in place of the thirty cents and keep the change. She tells me she can't do that.
Finally the lady behind me , God bless, hands me a nickel.
Now, yon descendants, I have lots of cash bills and a special container for coins.
The scuttlebutt is that there is a coin shortage because the U.S. Treasury was shut down due to the virus and nobody could make more coins.
You can't make this up, yon descendants.
MAJOR POLITICAL EVENTS OF THE WEEK
John Kasich, wonderful guy
John Kasich announces that he's going to vote for Joe Biden in the upcoming elections in November of 2020. So, yon descendants, should Biden have been president by the time y'all read this, know that the Republican former Governor of Ohio not only said he'd vote for the guy, Kasich is going to speak at the Democratic national convention.
Why doesn't the guy become a Democrat and move on with this life?
Fox's Chris Wallace Interview with President Trump.
It was the talk of this past week, yon descendants, when it was announced that President Trump would interview with Chris Wallace for an entire hour.
Man what a wild interview it was, yon descendants. Wallace disputed Trump's contention that schools were turning out students who hate America. As an aside, let us hope yon descendants reading this do not hate America as student in the day of this writing do.
Wallace asks just where is proof that schools teach the students to hate America and I slapped my head in despair. There is not a school course called "Hating America". But Wallace wanted the name of one or some sort of silly proof. The proof is in how the young folks today talk about America as if we were the bad guys.
There were plenty more silly questions Wallace asked Trump. "Biden doesn't want to defund the police," Wallace asserted.
Well yes he did, yon descendants. Biden waned to do everything Bernie Sanders would do and the far left of the Democratic party.
But Wallace wanted actual proof.
Those of us with brains knew where Biden was coming from.
Wallace just wanted to show how cool he was by being a pain interviewer.
President Trump re-starts daily pandemic task force
As of this writing, yon descendants, there have been, allegedly, "spikes" in cases of Covid-19 in some southern states. As such, President Trump has re-commenced his former daily briefings with the pandemic task force.
He did a great job. He told how America is doing more tests than any country on the planet. He delineated how there would be a slow down in opening various outlets in the virus-spiked areas.
One thing I noted as I watched the President speak is how great he looked.
No, Donald Trump is not particularly handsome but he's not ugly either. And while once upon a time I mocked his crazy hair style I noted that it is done so well and....well it's his look. He had on a great tie, dark blue with red diagonal stripes. This combined with a dark blue suit adorned on the collar, as always, with an American flag pin finished off his look.
Trump mentioned that masks were good things, that kids need to go back to school, that experts such as Birx the scarf-lady were working on vaccines and so on.
It was a great briefing and President Trump came off as....well very presidential yon descendants.
MAJOR CULTURE EVENTS OF THE WEEK
(one more update)
Riots and Murders Across the Fruity Plains
It's been a rough few weeks here in America yon descendants. They are rioting in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. People are getting killed everywhere in the great city of Chicago.
How long is rioting going to continue and what purpose does it serve? Why are even children getting shot and killed in many major cities.
Yon descendants, here's hoping when you read this that you are not under the command of the rioters and looters and totally unable to defend yourselves.
As of this writing this is where the country seems to be heading.
PERSONAL NOTES FROM ME RE THE PANDEMIC
(that my descendants may know how I handled it)
Mass in the Priest's Home
Got a call from my former priest and pastor of my church. He informed me that weekly mass will be held in his house and then gave address and time.
Understand he is my former priest because sometime during the pandemic my church got not one, but two new parish pastors. We knew before the lock down that our priest would be ending his term at the church but were not able to bid him farewell.
Seems he was conducting mass for those of us over age 65 and who are suggested not to show up at the very limited attendance church masses.
I got lost three times and was a bit of a pain but I made it to the "mass" in time and for the first time in over four months got to take holy communion.
There were five attendees plus the priest with mass held in the priest's kitchen.
I prayed heartily for all of this to end.
OVER THE INTERNET
(social media explains so much)
REVIEWS TV SHOWS
(since I watch so much TV, not for my descendants)
New Kid on the Block of Talk Radio Hosts
Television, radio and podcast political pundits are hardly new to the political talk scene. Don Bongino was a secret service agent and has other jobs to his credit, including running for congress three times.. He is seen frequently on Fox News and look for him to shoot up to Rush Limbaugh fame soon enough.
I listen to Bongino during his daily podcast and I love the guy. There is only one criticism I may have of his political talk podcast, more on this later.
I enjoy the podcast format because one can watch it any time of day. Or course one can listen to Mark Levin or Rush Limbaugh at other times of day but with Bongino there's no limit as to when and so far, no charge.
His co-producer, known as Joe, does a great job of being a background voice when Bongino launches into his political narratives.
One of the best things about Bongino's podcasts is that he does not take calls from the public. Not that this is a bad thing but this is not a good way to run a podcast as opposed to a radio talk show. More importantly, as I tell yon descendants who might one day know or remember Don Bongino as a great politician of his era, I don't particularly like to listen to callers on political talk shows. They're okay but by me this is a plus for Bongino.
I got two mentions, not criticisms to avoid confusion, about Bongino's political narratives. First, he often says, or shouts, that we need to do something about the far left and terrorist organizations such as ANTIFA that are taking over the country.
When I hear him tell us to "do something" I myself want to call him and ask him just what the hell does he want us to do? I want to pose a solution for him. Maybe HE needs to be a leader and tell us what to do. We are mighty in numbers out here across the fruity plains where we carry this country on our backs, but we lack a leader. I note that all these mighty political pundits avoid any suggestion of an action and we are looking for a leader.
Why can't Don Bongino be our leader?
Also Bongino advises folks who live near the big cities so warped and dangerous as caused by the Democrats to get the hell out, move to the suburbs where life is peaceful and void of looters and rioters. At time I want to shout to the Ipad screen that it's just not that easy to just up and move. I mean it's not like moving across the street or anything.
But in due course he will cover it and maybe he will step up and be the leader us common folk so desperately need. Once upon a time Rush Limbaugh used to assert that he will let us know when the time comes to make a move and that he will let us know what to do.
Only Rush has stage 4 lung cancer and has a difficult time making it on the air due to tough treatments he must take to beat the cancer.
Maybe Bongino needs to step up to that podium.
Meanwhile, I have only one criticism, such as it is, of Bongino's political podcast....
IT'S TOO SHORT!
(My opinion for my descendants)
Having done payroll for a large majority of my working life, I thought I'd offer my expertise about this concept that President Trump so wants, the notion of temporarily removing "payroll taxes".
Be patient as it's been a while since I did payroll and some of the percentages may have changed. The main concept of paying 6.2% of our gross pay to the social security fund and 1.45% to the medicare fund is still the same. Yon reader should be aware that the employer MATCHES these amounts so thus 12.4% is the total contributed of your gross pay to social security with 2.9% going into the medicare fund.
As important, the reduction in payroll taxes benefits the employer as well as the employee. Not that there's anything wrong with this. Such a reduction in cost is bound to encourage companies to hire more employees.
The payroll reduction tax also only benefits those who have an actual job and, again, there's nothing wrong with this. The Democrats don't like it as so many in their voter base are not gainfully employed and do not benefit from the reduction in payroll tax.
It's an issue debatable by the politicos but I'm going to throw in my one drawback.
IT WILL BE HELL TO RE-START THOSE PAYROLL TAX DEDUCTIONS FROM PAYCHECKS ONCE IT'S DECIDED TO DO SO.
Folks, the crowd will go nuts. 7.65% of your money is quite a bit and at first, when the deduction stops it will be darn nice. But come the time to start taking it out again, well whatever political party initiates the deductions again will be blamed for the reduction in take home pay, even if it's the same political party that at first stopped it.
As a payroll processor I cover my ears and eyes as I think of the first time this money is deducted once again. The employees will go crazy, run over the payroll office with tales of not enough rent money and the baby needs milk.
And don't think that such payroll deductions should never be re-started. The social security and medicare deductions are meant to finance future retirements and medical costs. There is no way the U.S. could get by without this enormous sum of money.
Finally, one more question, retirement social security payments are based on an average of the highest five years' salary. Will the salary for the time NOT deducted for social security count within that five year average still count if they should fall within the five year high curve?
I am just not sure this is a good idea although the concept of working people benefiting the most is a noble base point.
I ask the politicos to re-think this option, including President Trump.
TIME FOR A SMILE
I see Miss Lindsey is on Maria’s show.
My only questions are will she be wearing her summer dress and supporting her deep state comrades?
As it spreads to state after state, city after city as Soros hires more and more goons to give the appearance of a widening philosophy catching fire, Trump will bear much of the blame.of course its all done by the drivebys who are paid shills and the goofy goons who are all paid by the same cabal. Always follow the money. Chances are good that much of what goes on is little more than paid goons doing what they do best,destroying what others have built up over a lifetime of hard work.
Once the election is over it will be hard to find any of these goofballs since the pay will have stopped.
Thanks for thread A.B. Waiting for the Empire to strike back. Durham? generic federal officers taking lasers to the eyes, allowing electric saws to cut away fences at federal courthouse (unplug maybe?), not arresting pulbic officials who incite and aid and abet riots, insurrection and sedition.
I been waiting all night to post a sarcastic mention about the magnificent Fauci’s opening pitch at the baseball game.
GUY NEEDS TO GO HIDE IN THE BASEMENT WITH BIDEN.
What the hell? I am a 70 year old woman and I could have gotten the ball at least somewhere near the catcher.
He pitches like he advises.
Inquiring FReepers should ask:
Why during this most serious biohazard endemic
infection EVER, requiring masks and gloves EVERYWHERE,
with the most contagious virus (allegedly) EVER,
is there not one (1) biohazard bin or box to collect
these allegedly contagious, biohazard masks???????
Been looking for months, none seen.
Joe Biden is going to Beat Joe Biden
in an interview with Joe Kernan. Just doesn't get any better for ol' Joe. Didn't sound like he was gonna "be" Joe Biden to me but if so is this what he meant:
About as close to “politics” as I get these days, is this thread. I haven’t had the TV on in weeks, probably a couple of months by now. I turned it on for maybe 3 minutes the other day while dogsitting somewhere & had to turn it off as soon as the commercials came on - I just can’t take it any more.
I KNOW who I am voting for - I don’t need to see anything else although I keep up with current events vis FR, Sunday Morning thread, other online sources. The vast majority of print & cable media is utter crap, lies, etc. I’m fed up to the max & then some - no more tolerance for it.
On a more positive side, lots of work outside with the garden, mowing, observing nature. I pray a lot. I also target practice, too. :-)
If you’d like to see a beautiful hawk I got pictures of yesterday, here’s the link on the Garden Thread:
The hawk was making dinner out of a squirrel that had visited the bird feeders. Hopefully, he’ll come back for future dinners .... the squirrels eat seeds off the ground, but eventually go for the mother lode - my feeders. They are very destructive & chew up the port holes.
As for the birds, we have lots of bluebirds with several nests fledged this year, flocks of Goldfinches feeding on the sunflowers, tithonia (Mexican suflowers), even zinnias. We have the hawk, several baby bunnies, crows (lots of ‘em), turtles, lizards, etc. Last Monday/Tuesday were snake days - a 5-1/2 footer in one of the nest boxes in the chicken coop & on Tuesday, a smaller one in the trash can where the chicken food is kept (after a mouse that was nibbling holes in the bag). We have a deer who is devastating the hostas in the yard - she treats them as her gourmet salad bar.
So that’s what I’m doing these days. God bless President Trump. The DemonRats & their ilk ... they will eventually get their “just reward”, even if it’s not on this earth. John Lewis - see tag line & that also applies to all the DemonRats these days.
Larry Schweikart posted something to remember on his FB page:
“A study from 2008 in the “British Medical Journal,” called “Dynamic Spread of Happiness in a Large Social Network,” found that people’s happiness increased 9% with the addition of a single happy friend.
Want to be happier? Ditch your pessimistic, sour friends and find some who are happy.”
GOOD ADVICE and I’m working on it. Eleanor Roosevelt had a good saying: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” During my much younger days, when I was showing horses among the ‘hoi polloi’ (of which I was definitely not a member), I was repeating this under my breath while in the ring. In the current environment, I will change it slightly to say “no one can suck the joy out of your life without your consent”. Anyone doing this, if I can control the circumstances (like being around them), I am just not exposing myself to it.
Thanks for the thread AB, sorry for the rant. Everyone, have a blessed and “joyful” day, as best you can manage! ~Q
I hear he is being recruited by the NY Yankees.
OMG That hawk is gorgeous, beautiful.
He can come in my yard and eat squirrels all day.
My dog will help the hawk catch them.
Exactly. Uncle Sam and Fauci would have provided each family a HazMat disposal bin outside of every home’s front door. Men in puffy suits and enclosed helmets would drive by every day and collect the lethal contaminated masks and gloves and dispose of them properly.
We all know who wall ass is and the payroll tax is a huge thing for many working types.But than the DOC(Democrats on Crack) constituents don't work much.Many are either in jail, trying to get across the border or busy tearing down buildings in Seattle and Portland late at night. Payroll taxes don't mean much to them.
THe only paychecks these bozos ever get are from George Soros and much of that is paid in cash since these clowns dont have bank acccounts!
Thanks, AB...great stuff, Bray...dark haters of truth and justice and those seeking dominance and control...that’s who we are up against...I encourage all to read this CTH/Sundance thread including reading the comments...enlightening...finding truth in Barr, Grennell, etc...
Good question.When this is all over we are going to have a mask burning party in key west,Ill announce it on my next radio show.Evidently there is more to the mask stuff than I ever dreamed.
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