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April 2017

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Magic Eight Ball

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner the main topics are the end of the SCOTUS filibuster, the US attack on Syria, a Trump-Russia update, and infighting within the administration. Ahead of that, we do squeeze in a little on the pace of the news these days, healthcare, “the wall”, and the latest audiobook Sam finished. A full and busy show!

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Show Details:

Recorded 2017-04-08
Length this week – 2:24:17

  • (0:00:35-0:38:13) But First
    • Agenda
    • Pace of News
    • Healthcare Debate
    • The Wall
    • Book: With the Night Mail (1905) and As Easy as ABC (1912)
  • (0:38:59-1:05:50) SCOTUS Filibuster
    • Oops on odds
    • Democratic strategy
    • Impact on the court
    • Better without filibuster?
    • Legislative Output
    • Checks and Balances
    • Fate of Legislative Filibuster
    • Gold Coffee Table
  • (1:07:06-1:32:39) Syria
    • Different Kinds of Death
    • US not innocent
    • Why did Assad do it?
    • How does airstrike help?
    • Why did Trump do it?
    • Telling the Russians and Syrians
    • What is the strategy?
  • (1:33:19-1:59:12) Russia Stuff
    • Corruption story
    • Nunes story
    • Unmasking
    • Obama handling
    • Flynn immunity
    • Mark Cuban theory
    • Who will they get?
    • The Pee Tape
  • (2:00:55-2:23:57) Administration Infighting
    • Sirens in Dallas
    • Method of management
    • Presidential Ages
    • Seating Arrangement
    • Alt-Right Unhappy
    • Trump the Mastermind?
    • Moderating Influences?
    • Self Dealing


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