Episode 1 on WAAM 1600 AM: A red under every republican bed [podcast]

Posted on March 5th, 2017 by Tracy Connors

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the latest to fall prey to the Democrat’s seemingly never ending search for the Red they imagine lives under every Republican bed. According to CNN:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat in Washington whose interactions with President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn’s firing, according to the Justice Department.

Sessions did not mention either meeting during his confirmation hearings when he said he knew of no contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. A Justice official said Sessions didn’t mislead senators during his confirmation.

Who is this “top Russian diplomat”? again, per CNN:

Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, is considered by US intelligence to be one of Russia’s top spies and spy-recruiters in Washington, according to current and former senior US government officials.

The Russian Ambassador to the United States is a spy?! That’s a fairly incendiary claim for CNN to make based upon the word of unnamed intelligence sources. What do the Russians think about their Ambassador being characterized thusly?

Russian officials dispute this characterization.

It should come as no surprise that the Russian government is more than a little ticked that their Ambassador is being accused of spying. After recording the episode, CNN dropped this piece which catalogs the Russian reaction to their initial reporting.

But for now, back to the original CNN piece. Let’s grant for a moment that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is indeed a spy, where pray tell did Sessions meet with this master of subterfuge and deception? (bold added for emphasis, duh)

Sessions met with Kislyak twice, in July on the sidelines of the Republican convention, and in September in his office when Sessions was a member of the Senate Armed Services committee.

Seems about right, top spy meeting secretly in public with Sessions at the GOP Convention, a small, quiet, private affair, no media, no cameras, no way anyone would notice. Then again in Session’s Senate Building offices where no one would possibly see them together. James Bond’s got nothing on old Serg!

And here’s the answer to the question raised on the show, why was the Russian Ambassador at the GOP Convention?

Despite the relatively innocent optics of the two meetings between Sessions and Kislyak, Democrats are pretending to be shocked and appalled! A Senator meeting with an Ambassador, why that’s simply scandalous! “I’ve never met with a Russian Ambassador!” or something to that effect, squealed Senator Claire McCaskill. Guess that makes the person that runs Senator McCaskill’s twitter a liar, and potentially a Russian operative. One never can tell about these things you know.

Other Senators, most prominently, because he’s most likely to be in front of a camera at any given moment, is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. From Townhall:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s integrity after reports suggested he misled the Senate about his contact with Russian officials last year. He called for Sessions to resign.

“There cannot even be a shred of connection” between our attorney general and the Russian government in terms of our elections, Schumer said at a press conference on Thursday. The matter, he insisted, requires a special prosecutor. If that condition is not met, the senator said the Republican leadership must insist on an independent counsel to look into the situation.

That wasn’t the only ridiculous thing that Chuck blurted out in front of a camera this week. Shortly before President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Chuck gave an interview to the Huffington Post in which he said the following about why he has changed his mind and no longer believes that he can work with President Trump:

“Trump, instead of doing where [sic] his campaign was, which was against both establishments, Democratic and Republican, so there might be some areas of common ground, has moved so far to the right that I don’t see any place we can work with him,” Schumer said. “He’s not even talking about infrastructure, he’s not talking about trade.”

Too bad for Chuck, President Trump devoted a fair amount of time to discussing both trade and infrastructure in his speech Tuesday night. Not only did Trump talk about them, but his position on infrastructure, let’s spend a ton of money on it!, seems like something Chucky would be on board with. Time will tell.

With the announcement of their joint book deal, the Obamas are well on their way to being billionaires. Neat huh? According to Fox News the former first couple will be banking $65M for working with a ghost writer, one assumes, to pen their memoirs.

Former President Barack Obama has inked a $65 million deal for his memoir, a joint agreement that also will include a book written by former first lady Michelle Obama.

It is the highest amount ever paid for a presidential memoir.

The deal, announced Tuesday by publisher Penguin Random House, will pay for the global rights to two books to be written separately by the former president and his wife, according to the Financial Times.

Good for them. Now can we have a national conversation about Presidential pensions?

What has the Republican Congress been working on while seemingly avoiding repealing ObamaCare? Seems they’ve been busy using The Congressional Review Act to undo last minute regulations the Obama administration implemented on their way out the door. From Roll Call:

Republicans in Congress are expected to send a stream of bills — most of which require a single sentence — to President Donald Trump’s desk, using a process known as the Congressional Review Act to repeal agency rules. The act was tucked into 1996 legislation tied to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s famous “Contract with America.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at a press conference last week, joined a group of Republican leaders who have trumpeted using the CRA to roll back regulations put in place under President Barack Obama. The law allows Congress to repeal certain rules of the previous administration under a fast-track process that requires only a simple majority in the Senate. Congress generally has 60 days to begin repeal of those rules.

“We’re directly attacking the over-regulation issue, thanks to the Congressional Review Act, and plan to take as many of these job-killing regulations off the books as possible,” McConnell said. Earlier this month, the Kentucky Republican pointed to “nearly 40” major rules put out by the Obama administration “on its way out the door” that he said Congress could work with Trump to undo.

“This is probably the most underreported story in Washington today,” Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson said at a press conference on Feb. 16, referring to the Republicans’ use of the CRA.

It’s nice to know they’re getting something accomplished.

Finally, there is some good news for people on Social Security who own or may in the future decide to purchase a firearm. Via Reason:

President Donald Trump signed a measure yesterday striking down a gun control regulation that compromised the rights of a small group of people on the basis of being classified by the Social Security Administration as having a mental illness.

The Libertarian Republic provides a little more background on the original regulation:

In December, a rule was passed that stated if you received social security and were unable to handle your personal affairs due to mental illness, you would be added to the national background check database – thus resulting in a failed background check despite you never committing a crime or posing a threat or danger to anyone. More importantly, without due process.

And that does it for this week’s news.

A new episode will air next Sunday at 6am on WAAM 1600 AM Ann Arbor, MI. You can listen live here. All episodes will also be posted to SoundCloud. You can also subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn, or follow us on facebook.

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Suck it up for America – Enough Already Episode 3 with guest Monica Crowley [Podcast]

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Tracy Connors

 

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ENOUGH ALREADY PODCAST EPISODE TWO

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Tracy Connors

The Week that was:

Last minute Easter candy shopping meant Fingers’ children were stuck eating white chocolate bunnies, the horror. Fingers got a deal on new washer dryer but he didn’t realize it would include a fireworks display thanks to some DIY rewiring. This naturally led to a mini rant about the insane liquor laws of our respective states, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Let our liquor go dammit!

Speaking of booze…

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Team Hillary is refusing to debate the Berning Man in New York ahead of their April 19th primary, unless Sanders changes his “tone”. According to Hildo hack Joel Benenson,

“This is a man who said he’d never run a negative ad ever. He’s now running them. They’re planning to run more… Let’s see the tone of the campaign he wants to run before we get to any other questions.”

 

I think it’s time for #FlashbackFriday, yes I know it’s only Tuesday, but what difference does that make?

But the attack that received the most pop, on cable television and blogs, came after a photograph of Mr. Obama in ceremonial African garb appeared on the Drudge Report, and the item’s author, Matt Drudge, claimed that the image was provided by a Clinton staff member.

Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, said that the Clinton campaign had “engaged in the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party.” It has not been independently verified that the photograph came from the Clinton campaign.

Mrs. Clinton’s new campaign manager, Maggie Williams, recently appointed to bring a tougher hand to the operation, issued a withering reply, not taking responsibility for the photograph but attacking the Obama campaign for suggesting that the photograph amounted to fear-mongering imagery.

“Enough,” Ms. Williams’s statement began. “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.”

“This is nothing more than an obvious and transparent attempt to distract from the serious issues confronting our country today and to attempt to create the very divisions they claim to decry,” she added. “We will not be distracted.”

Clinton advisers said the attacks were partly an effort to knock Mr. Obama off balance before the debate on Tuesday.

I don’t recall a big hubbub at the time about Hillary’s tone, but 2016 is a different ballgame. Watching the Sandernistas swarm to twitter and push back on latest, “LEAVE HILLARY ALONE!” with #ToneDownForWhat was wildly entertaining.

Here are some of the highlights:

 

The Week Ahead

There aren’t any big primaries this week so we had to dig deep to find something to speculate wildly about. As luck would have, some dufus over at Politico thinks that Hildo should tap Al Franken to be her running mate.  Sorry BernieBros your boy Blue! doesn’t have a chance at getting the nom. It’s time to give it up and help us figure out if there is anyone alive that could help the old bag beat Trump, cause Franken ain’t it. I think we’ve come up with the best answer, the only person on the planet that could drag old Rodham over the finish line and into the Oval is….

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It’s time for some ASHE KICKING!

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First an update about America’s favorite rape hoaxer Jackie! Even though everyone is painfully aware that Jackie lied about every single aspect of her story, she and her lawyers are attempting to shield Jackie from having to turn over her communications with UVa Dean Eramo and Rolling Stone, by claiming that as a victim of sexual assault, she’s entitled to certain protections. Um, yeah, here’s the thing, she’s not a victim of anything, SHE MADE IT ALL UP!

Then it was on to New Jersey, a decent state with insanely inane gun laws. Did you know that you need to have a permit for an Airsoft gun in New Jersey?! Well you do. And not knowing is no excuse, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

 

CAROL ROTH was kind enough to grace us with her presence! 

We got the skinny on the new Mark Burnett, who’s that? asks Fingers. Seriously dude haven’t you ever heard of Survivor, The Voice, The Apprentice, Shark Tank Unreal, anyway, so Carol is bringing all of her badassness to the small screen for the new reality competition series America’s Greatest Makers which premieres on Tuesday April 5th at 9 pm EST on TBS. She gave us a sneak peak of all the awesomeness that awaits.

We chatted about Cuba and what free markets could do to change the lives of its citizens. Notice I wrote could, not will. There are a lot of ifs involved, so no, you shouldn’t be running out to invest in a McDonald’s franchise in Havana.

Then we had to get serious for a minute and talk about the current state of the US economy. Long story short, it isn’t doing so hot, but compared to the rest of the world it looks pretty good. Now, if you were Carol, you might refer to this phenomenon as the equivalent of being the skinniest kid at fat camp. And that ladies and gentlemen is why we love having Carol on the show! If you’re interested in more fabulous one-liners mixed in with some invaluable business advice, I highly recommend checking out Carol’s book The Entrepreneur Equation.

And that’s a wrap! Thank you all for tuning in. A new episode will drop next week. All episodes will be posted to SoundCloud. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunesStitcher and TuneIn. Check the feed often, you never know when we’re going to drop an Enough Already Bite.

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Enough Already Podcast Episode One

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Tracy Connors

 

On the very first episode of the Enough Already Podcast, Fingers and Tracy covered a lot of ground. If you were trying to keep up but lost track of all of the awesomeness, here’s a quick recap and links for you to follow if you so chose.

The Week that was

One of our intellectual superiors from The Federalist has a cunning plan to supplant Gary Johnson and replace him with someone that conservatives can vote for! Will the #NeverTrumps never learn that their “We know what’s best for everyone!” schtick is partially to blame for the rise of he who shall never be voted for?

Learn more about Gary Johnson than anyone at The Federalist seems to know by listening to a few of his speeches and appearances which are all conveniently compiled on iTunes.

If you haven’t listened to Tom Woods and Lew Rockwell’s incredibly insightful and wildly entertaining debate commentary, you might want to clear your schedule for the next few hours and head over to TomWoods.com or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and check them out. You’re welcome.

The Week to come

Head Counselor at Camp Clintonia David Brock has been working on some serious strategery. Look for Camp Clintonia to start firing (metaphorically of course, apologies for the use of incendiary language) bombs at the Trump Train in the very near future.

Ashe Kicking

Ashe Schow from the Washington Examiner tried to help us make sense of the crazy world in which we live. Answering the tough questions we all ponder while lying awake at night: Are female birds plain-Janish on purpose? Could it be that their drab colored feathers are actually the result of centuries of sexual harassment? Ashe has the answer!

If you thought that Matress Girl was cancelled after one season boy were you wrong. Ashe has an update about what we can expect when season two starts.

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The So-ing Circle

Sarah Smith and Ashe Schow joined the So-ing Circle this week to tackle the news stories the mainstream media just won’t touch.

Here’s Vicky the sofa eating mom!

And no, it’s not sexist to tell a woman to smile.

Kerry Picket

Does all this talk about brokered conventions, contested conventions, rule changes blah blah etc have your head spinning? You’re not alone. That’s why we asked The Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket to stop by and help us cut through all the clutter and explain just what the hell could down in Cleveland (rocks!) this summer. Kerry has been chronicling the road to the convention at the Daily Caller, here are some suggested readings from her coverage:

Flashback to the 1976 convention
RNC Rules Comm. Member: Every Delegate At GOP Convention Not Bound On First Ballot
RNC Rules Member: Changes To Binding Delegates ‘Unlikely’
Kasich Hires New Talent Aimed At Contested Convention

Pat Caddell

This part of the podcast pretty much speaks for itself. The only notes that need to be added are the two books mentioned: “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72” by Hunter S. Thompson and “Shattered Consensus” by James Piereson

¡Caio Micro Rubio!

We aren’t sad to see you go, but you sure seem to be.

 

And that’s a wrap! Thank you all for tuning in. A new episode will drop early next week. All episodes will be posted to SoundCloud. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Check the feed often, you never know when we’re going to drop an Enough Already Bite.

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Pat Caddell: “Trump needs to stop pissing all over everyone” (AUDIO)

Posted on March 21st, 2016 by Tracy Connors

Pat Caddell

Pat Caddell, in a fiery interview with the Enough Already Podcast revealed what advice he would give Donald Trump if the GOP front-runner were to seek his counsel.

The entire interview will be part of the Enough Already Podcast, which will be available at 2PM Eastern on SoundCloud.

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