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Also I’m sorry but I think it’s naive to think adderall is benign. It’s way oversubscribed and can seriously set you down the wrong path, especially if you don’t need it, which most people don’t. People in law school would fiend for the stuff and we had multiple instances of people stealing it from others. Doesn’t mean it should be criminalized or anything but I’ve witnessed people lose their shit with the stuff first hand.

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"Killing Nicole Brown Simpson" by Bill O'Reilly with Orenthal James Simpson

(I feel kind of bad after typing this. But not bad enough to not post it.)

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May 12Liked by Matt Welch

I sat on the NM Law Enforcement Academy board for several years, and when it comes to crime, ABQ is a shit show of epic proportions and it's done a number on law enforcement there. I can recall a decertification case about one of the cops who was present in 2014 when two APD officers lost the plot and wound up shooting and killing James Boyd - in this case, the decertification petition related to behavior that was so clearly due to PTSD from witnessing Boyd's killing and it really brought home to me the mental challenges associated with the job in high crime areas. I don't mean to stand up for the bad behavior of cops in NM (and I certainly assented to many decertifications resulting from some unconscionable behavior) but NM is a tough place to be a cop because it has a property crime profile, a drug use profile, a cartel presence profile, and a violent crime profile that belies the beautiful scenery and overall laidback New Mexicoma attitude of its residents and it is 100% due to the drug sales and the cartel activity back and forth across the border with ABQ as the east/west transit point. That said, NM certainly has a lot of really awesome things about it and it's worth a visit if you've never been. Oh, and I hope that sweatshirt Kmele bought has the Zia insignia on it!

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Tucker and Trump related: Former Fifth guest Chris Stirewalt puts in a funny and insightful shift on the latest Andrew Sullivan podcast episode:

https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/chris-stirewalt-on-fox-and-journalism

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I’m not looking forward to the 2024 election cycle, what I am looking forward to, is more of Moynihan’s RFK Jr. Impression. Job well done. “The CIIIIAAAA DRROOVVVEE TEDDDYYY INTTOO THE WATTERRR” - haha. Rewinded that about 15 times.

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Speaking of arcane content on the internet, I have a great youtube channel for anyone (like me) who enjoys random old timey films, newsreels, and "how tos" etc. https://www.youtube.com/@PeriscopeFilm there are 7500 videos on this channel and it is marvelous.

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May 13·edited May 13

Honestly, I think Moynihan was a bit harsh on Biden. (And I do mean a *bit*.) He might embarrass himself constantly, but there are also times when he's come through in the clutch. In my opinion, he's largely handled the Ukraine war very well. I don't love the guy, and he's done plenty of things I hate, but still... don't things kinda feel better than four years ago?

I'd recommend having Yair Rosenberg on the pod. He's a writer at The Atlantic and has been accurately bullish on Biden from the beginning of the 2020 primary. He's a bit of a cheerleader at times, but he's fairly reasonable. (In case Kmele is curious, Yair Rosenberg is, in fact, Jewish.) https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/05/biden-vanilla-appeal-presidential-politics-2024/673956/

Also, what's Jessica Tarlov been up to?

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May 12Liked by Matt Welch

"Too fast for brisket. Shout at the brisket." This killed me.

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I don’t know why I still subscribe to the NYT, but their article last night explaining the incident was infuriating.

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Anyone else notice that with the curly hair and mustache, Penny looks like he walked out of a 70s porno? (Too soon?)

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Motels: For people with one big shoe. I could have stop listening right there and got my money's worth.

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Suggested Vince Neil menu items:

“(She Got the) Cooks that Grill”

“Shout at the Deviled Eggs”

“Wild Side of Onion Rings”

“Kickstart My a la Carte”

“Same Ol’ Cheese + Charcuterie Station”

“Lobster Feelgood”

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I enjoyed Moynihan going full Costanza there for a second: “Beep, beep, beep” 😂

https://youtu.be/RhKQfrE1KTE

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"Killing My Boner: Something About A Loofah"

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I think the idea that the witness' approximation of 15 minutes is in any way reliable seems entirely absurd to me. I'd be surprised if anyone sitting at home could approximate 15 minutes with any consistent reliability, much less while being trapped inside a subway car during a deadly altercation.

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While I love you, Moynihan, you do sometimes trail off at the end of your phrases and your articulation is under shot (your tongue, for example, doesn't go all the way to the target part of your mouth). Your tongue moves in that direction but doesn't get all the way there and you move on to the next position which is also undershot. This under shooting of the articulatory contacts sounds very fast and this, combined with the softer voice, is hard to understand. I'm a speech pathologist and have noticed this since I started listening to the podcast. It only happens sometimes but every time it happens, I have no fucking clue what Moynihan is saying. But, let it be acknowledged, that not always understanding Moynihan can, at times, be a true gift.

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