Also: The Foxconn con, Eli Lake everywhere, and Noam Dworman goes HAM on Philip Bump
I think its hilarious that the first thing moynihan does in the vice piece is drink a beer.
Funny how assaulting a federal courthouse for AN ENTIRE MONTH doesn’t qualify as an act of terrorism like J6.
Today my buddy told me his kid came home with a story of a classmate who identifies as a goat (well, to be precise, three-quarters goat and three-quarters human -- which prompted my friend's kid to remark, "Dad, that doesn't even add up to 1!") Reminded me of Moynihan's kid's classmate who identifies as a wolf.
I wonder if the true believers of this crap find the animal ID's offensive or entirely authentic. I could easily believe either.
I'm also with Moynihan that all of this stuff is mostly harmless given that most kids end up rolling their eyes at this crap, especially with thoughtful counterpoints offered at home. It is instead politicized history and humanities curricula that deserve thoughtful push-back.
I watched a few of these interviews - Moynihan with the beer out the gate of an interview was great - and then rewatched He-Man from last week. Considering whether that should be a class opener for first period on Tuesday.
Wow, Comment of the Week with a cheap (but likely highly accurate) Moynihan sex joke. I’m truly honored.
Hope you guys have Noam on....(if you have already I apologize, may be late to the party.) not only does he operate that fantastic NYC comedy club he’s a superbly interesting guy talking politics. Mr. Bump....got bumped!
For anyone else wondering what happened to the Mahoney family. Reminds me of what happened with Susette Kelo. The lives of all these people turned upside by the govt for absolutely nothing in the end.
Great as always! Watching the Foxxcon debacle, the teacher lockdown gaslighting, the depressing Biden Vs Trump rematch, the Amy Cooper revisit while concurrently reading the “Ballad of the Whisky Robber” (excellently riveting!) I feel so depressed about the state of corruption in the US and the world. Thank you Fifth columnists for at least sexily entertaining us while spotlighting all that is wrong with our journalism and leadership today... you temporarily lessen the despair I feel watching our 3 grown children idealistically go out into the world expecting things to turn out ok..my husband and I publicly cheer them on while turning to each other (and other adult friends) and behind closed doors fight off our despair of “they are doomed!”
That podcast was painful. I like his “1000 sharks that forgot how to smell blood” line, but the comedy cellar guy didn’t make many good points. I can see why the other guy got annoyed. I turned it off after the tenth time he brought up the terms “spun” and “fed”.
Off topic, but have you guys considered having Liz and Matt Breunig on the pod? I think that would be a fascinating convo and you would all get along great. Liz does really incredible writing on the death penalty. Matt does think tank work about child welfare/socialism and is also very into Sweden! so that would be a fascinating convo with y’all leaning more libertarian. Both are very very smart.
If you, like me, couldn't get enough of Johan Norberg, you can listen to episode 133 "Canceling Neverland and Everything". He's mentioned around the 1 hour mark in a discussion of "democratic socialism" and the myth of the nordic model.
Elon is going off on the ADL. You know what this means, right? Time for another episode featuring the “We are the Jews” song.
Man Bump really did show a lack of desire on the Post’s part to want to dig into Hunter. Odd.
Hope Nick gets back okay! Total nightmare.
Pesca, wrong again! A shame but not a surprise that it took Kmele’s in-depth reporting to make him rethink his stance.
Eli Lake was also on Monday’s Commentary Magazine Daily Podcast:
Liked Pesca’s piece. The dog person bird lover conflict is real. I have had three birders approach me in the past two years about my off leash dogs. Angry people! I ignored the two women (no where near the bird sanctuary and in a place where dogs are at least not NOT allowed to be off leash. Third occasion dicier, same place but guy was very aggressive and my dogs got protective. I respect the birders but dogs gotta run!!!