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Curmudgeon’s Corner: 2019 Predictions Review

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan speak about the American killing of General Soleimani of Iran and the potential fallout from that action. Leaving that out just wasn’t an option. But the main purpose of this week’s show was to go back to the predictions made a year and a week ago covering 2019, to see just how well those prognostications turned out. So tune in and find out how they did!

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Recorded 2020-01-04
Length this week – 1:58:36

  • (0:01:41-0:29:00) But First
    • Agenda
    • Iran Developments
  • (0:30:20-1:09:30) Predictions Review Part 1
    • non-Trump Politics
    • Trump-related Politics
  • (1:11:14-1:58:12) Predictions Review Part 2
    • International
    • Economy and Business
    • Technology
    • Hodgepodge

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: 2020 Predictions Show

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do their traditional annual predictions extravaganza. Nearly three full hours of predictions for 2020. Since it is a presidential election year there is, of course, quite a lot about that. But since we have Trump, there are also impeachment predictions. And then a bit about international politics, some on the economy, some on technology, and a few other random things too. Listen, and then tell us your own predictions!

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Recorded 2019-12-27
Length this week – 2:59:21

  • (0:00:20-0:14:24) But First
    • Slow Weeks
    • Remembering Y2K
    • Agenda
  • (0:15:41-1:14:08) Politics Part 1
    • Democratic Nomination
    • Republican Nomination
  • (1:16:09-2:08:00) Politics Part 2
    • Impeachment
    • General Election 2020
    • Potpourri
  • (2:08:38-2:59:00) Everything Else
    • International
    • Economy
    • Technology
    • Hodgepodge

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Various Malfeasances

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, of course, the main topic is the Impeachment of Donald Trump and all the surrounding issues and politics. But Ivan does take some time to discuss his thoughts about Star Trek. Not Star Wars, because that would actually be timely. But Star Wars. Plus just a tad about the Democratic Debate. And a bit about Betelgeuse. Because, why not?

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Recorded 2019-12-21
Length this week – 1:30:06

  • (0:00:01-0:04:48) Cold Open
  • (0:05:10-0:26:33) But First
  • (0:28:34-1:29:44) Impeachment

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Fizzled Dark Sheep

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam to talk about all sorts of things from Greta Thunberg, to the USMCA, to pardons in Kentucky, to the UK elections, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. As well as impeachment, the IG report on the origins of the Russia probe, and the 2020 presidential race. Don’t worry, we would never forget those.

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Recorded 2019-12-14
Length this week – 2:16:53

  • (0:00:20-0:41:43) Segment One
    • Greta Thunberg
    • USMCA
    • Kentucky
  • (0:43:00-1:34:07) Segment Two
    • Impeachment
    • IG Report
  • (1:34:45-2:16:32) Segment Three
    • UK Election
    • 2020 Democrats
    • Kilimanjaro

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: There Will Be Pain

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan of course talk about Impeachment and the race for the Democratic Nomination. But they also hit a few other things. The UPS truck shootout in Florida, Trump’s reception in Europe, Trump and toilets, and Trump’s phone security. Oh. Most of those were Trump-related too. Oops.

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Recorded 2019-12-07
Length this week – 2:08:21

  • (0:00:20-0:55:57) Six Smaller Things
  • (0:56:42-1:27:25) Impeachment
  • (1:28:03-2:07:57) Democrats 2020

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Worse with the Curbs

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan talk about the latest ups and downs in the race for the Democratic nomination, this week’s developments in Trump scandal land, and the fallout from the trade war with China. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2019-11-30
Length this week – 2:19:26

  • (0:00:40-0:13:09) But First
  • (0:14:52-1:06:03 ) Democrats 2020
  • (1:07:12-1:50:16) Trump Stuff
  • (1:51:19-2:17:19) China Trade War

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Need A Note

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s main topic is, of course, the continuing impeachment drama. But they also discuss Trump’s health, the proliferation of protest movements across the world, Israeli gridlock, Stephen Miller, and the Democratic debate.

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Recorded 2019-11-22
Length this week – 1:30:14

  • (0:00:29-0:48:08) Thing The First
    • Agenda
    • Impeachment
    • Trump’s Health
  • (0:49:25-1:29:52) Thing The Second
    • Worldwide Protests
    • Israeli Gridlock
    • Stephen Miller
    • Democratic Debate

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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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Stunned and Speechless

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, the ducks are gone. I know you are all sad. Ivan gets Sam to talk about his crashed computer for way too long, then they get into the Democratic side of Election 2020, and of course the latest impeachment developments.

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Recorded 2019-11-15
Length this week – 2:24:43

  • (0:00:34-0:32:01) Computer Crash
  • (0:32:41-1:16:25) Democratic Nomination Race
  • (1:18:08-2:24:22) Impeachment

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Gone Quackers

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan starts out with a couple of select rants on things that have been bugging him. Then Sam and Ivan discuss Election 2019, Election 2020, and the polls. And of course, they don’t miss the latest impeachment developments. Also, at the insistence of Sam’s son Alex, this week’s show has been cleansed of the usual salty language. Instead, you get ducks. Enjoy!

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Recorded 2019-11-07
Length this week – 2:03:26

  • (0:01:05-0:27:04) A couple of rants
  • (0:28:20-1:29:24) Elections and polls
  • (1:30:33-2:02:41) Impeachment

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Half the Chance

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam goes solo for the first time in years. He talks about the state of the presidential election race at the one year away mark. And of course, the latest impeachment developments are not ignored. Then some thoughts on Facebook and Twitter’s differing responses to political advertising, and the use of their platforms for social manipulation in general. Finally, a few thoughts on local elections, specifically the one Sam’s wife is running in.

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Recorded 2019-11-02
Length this week – 1:28:00

  • (0:00:27-0:35:55) Election 2020
  • (0:36:40-0:58:40) Impeachment
  • (0:59:50-1:15:19) Political Ads
  • (1:15:57-1:27:37) Local Election

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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.