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February 2019

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Where It’s Supposed To Be

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, first Ed joins Sam for a lightning round. They of course cover the latest Mueller developments, but also tax refunds, Venezuela, some books Ed read, and more. Then for the last part of the show, Sam is joined by his wife Brandy, who is attending the Power Rising conference and talks about her experiences there, including hearing from Stacey Abrams and Kamala Harris.

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Show Details:

Recorded 2019-02-22
Length this week – 1:48:15

  • (0:00:20-1:13:12) Lightning Round
    • Ed: Thwaites Glacier
    • Sam: Tax Refunds
    • Ed: Venezuela
    • Sam: Mueller Time
    • Ed: Books: Life on the Edge (2015) / Biocentrism (2009)
    • Sam: Foiled attack on politicians and journalists
  • (1:13:56-1:47:46) Power Rising
    • What is Power Rising about?
    • Movie: Amazing Grace (2018)
    • What is it like?
    • Stacey Abrams
    • Kamala Harris
    • Memorable highlights
    • New Orleans

The Curmudgeon’s Corner theme music is generously provided by Ray Lynch.

Our intro is “The Oh of Pleasure” (Amazon MP3 link)

Our outro is “Celestial Soda Pop” (Amazon MP3 link)

Both are from the album “Deep Breakfast” (iTunes link)

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@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-23 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-22 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-21 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-20 (UTC)

  • 20:29:54 @BYUfan @imbou Oops. It will almost certainly be Wednesday evening in Seattle based on feedback so far. But Ivan will be up in Everett doing the Boeing tour and visiting my place Wednesday daytime. Maybe we can squeeze something in if you can’t make Wednesday… in reply to BYUfan
  • 20:39:53 @BYUfan @imbou In that case we look forward to seeing you. I imagine we’ll announce specifics and put something online about it before the end of February. in reply to BYUfan
  • 20:51:49 Thread
  • 23:17:39 Retweeted @BreakingNews 23:05:40 US Coast Guard lieutenant working in the nation’s capital lived a secret life as a “domestic terrorist” who aspired to mass murder and compiled a target list of prominent politicians and journalists, federal prosecutors allege in court papers.

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-19 (UTC)

  • 10:37:44 Retweeted @joshscampbell 03:30:33 Fact-check: As special assistant to both, this is false. <symbol><symbol>‍♂️
  • 18:15:11 Retweeted @NPR 16:31:37 Just In: Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have released an interim report based on multiple whistleblowers who say the Trump administration is rushing to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in violation of federal law.
  • 22:42:34 Retweeted @RantingOwl 18:04:23 Someone on Facebook just said that they only realized today that “Porken” wasn’t a type of bean. Their whole life they thought they were eating “Porken beans.”I am…speechless.

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-18 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-02-17 (UTC)