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July 2019

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Played Locally

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Brandy joins Sam to talk about earthquakes, preparedness, Congressional investigations, walking in a parade, running for local office, the redistricting SCOTUS case, and finally the census SCOTUS case. Then everything descends into chaos as Jetski (a dog), Miley (a dog), and Alex (a 9-year-old boy), all try to “help” with closing out the show. Enjoy!

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Show Details:

Recorded 2019-07-06
Length this week – 1:59:16

  • (0:04:54-0:25:43) Brandy: Earthquakes and Preparedness
  • (0:26:53-0:52:09) Sam: Congressional Investigation Slowness
  • (0:52:45-1:05:44) Brandy: Walking in a parade, and running
  • (1:07:28-1:58:56) Sam: Redistricting and Census SCOTUS Cases

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 2019-07-01 (UTC)

  • 19:47:28 Retweeted @dylanotes 19:45:14 A reminder that whatever else they are, this administration is first and foremost utterly incompetent
  • 21:31:34 RCP average now has 2/7 polls that are post-debate. You can already see some impact. It will be a bit until the average is 100% post-debate. Definitely seeing some movement though… Mainly Biden down, Harris up.
  • 22:35:30 Retweeted @RepDean 19:37:47 Just left the first CBP facility. The conditions are far worse than we ever could have imagined.15 women in their 50s- 60s sleeping in a small concrete cell, no running water. Weeks without showers. All of them separated from their families.

    This is a human rights crisis.

  • 22:38:28 Retweeted @AOC 18:32:50 Just left the 1st CBP facility.I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.

    Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.

    This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.

  • 23:44:31 RCP now has 3/7 polls in the average from after the debate. Of the top five: Warren and Harris up, Biden and Buttigieg down, and Sanders basically flat.

@ElecCollPolls tweets from 2019-07-01 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-06-30 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-06-29 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-06-28 (UTC)

@ElectionGraphs tweets from 2019-06-28 (UTC)

  • 18:17:13 Just added a @GravisMarketing poll of Maine over at @ElecCollPolls. No notable change to the big picture, so no blog post this time. The general election polls I’d like most right now would be Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Maine (but specifically CD2), and Arizona. <symbol>

@ElecCollPolls tweets from 2019-06-28 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-06-27 (UTC)

@abulsme tweets from 2019-06-26 (UTC)