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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Penguins Taking Flight

This Week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan cover Mayor Pete, Avenatti, Assange, Brexit, accusations that Obama spied on Trump’s campaign, the Democrats not being aggressive enough on investigations, bad sleep habits, and a book Sam read. Oh, and Alex contributes a song.

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Recorded 2019-04-12
Length this week – 1:37:55

  • (0:03:00-0:06:56) Intro
    • The nature of lightning
  • (0:08:00-0:50:08) Lightning 1
    • Ivan: Sleep
    • Sam: Mayor Pete
    • Ivan: Brexit
    • Sam: Avenatti
  • (0:51:51-1:37:34) Lightning 2
    • Ivan: Assange
    • Sam: Book: The Bull from the Sea (1962)
    • Ivan: Spying on Trump?
    • Sam: Dems being weak

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: Personal Petri Dish

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan finally gets his Potpourri segments! In those, he and Sam talk about Ivan being cold, reports of Texas voter fraud, an update on the economy and markets, the Huawei fraud charges, and a bunch of other stuff. Including Sam getting blasted by a famous poll watcher. Oh, and of course they talk about the shutdown ending and the continuing Trump/Russia scandals.

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Recorded 2019-02-01
Length this week – 2:12:40

  • (0:01:26-0:11:37) But First
    • Agenda
    • Sam is tired
  • (0:14:15-0:56:39) Potpourri! Part 1
    • Nate Silver calls Sam incompetent
    • Ivan in actual real cold
    • Economy and markets update
    • Huawei Fraud charges
  • (0:57:16-1:19:26) Potpourri! Part 2
    • Texas bullshit
    • Venezuela
    • Brexit
    • Howard Shultz
  • (1:20:46-1:39:14) Shutdown
    • Trump Caves
    • Negotiations
    • SOTU
  • (1:39:45-2:12:20) Trump Russia
    • Roger Stone
    • Capone model
    • Cohen testimony
    • Mueller almost done?
    • Cohen rigging online polls
    • Concord Group papers

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: You Deserve It

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan discuss the Shutdown/Wall and Trump/Russia. Again. Then they squeeze in some international topics. Before that though, Ivan complains about the severe bone chilling 49 degree Fahrenheit cold spell in Southern Florida.

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Recorded 2019-01-25
Length this week – 1:56:18

  • (0:01:54-0:13:58) But First
    • Agenda
    • Predictions show correction
    • Slack invites
    • Ivan and Cold
  • (0:14:38-0:52:57) Shutdown
    • Trump’s first deal offer
    • Negotiating positions
    • Trump caves on the SOTU
    • The blame game
    • Trump on the ropes
    • A moral issue?
    • Ways out
    • Let them eat cake!
    • Escalating consequences
  • (0:54:40-1:29:09) Trump/Russia
    • Buzzfeed on Trump suborning perjury
    • Giuliani still an idiot
    • Russian asset?
    • Master plan vs stupidity
    • Clearances
    • Cohen testifying?
    • Open crimes vs hidden crimes
  • (1:29:46-1:55:57) International
    • NATO
    • Venezuela
    • Syria
    • Russia
    • Davos
    • Brexit

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: Almost Ran Over A Possum

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ivan and Sam do a quick show covering the latest court ruling on Obamacare, the 2020 Presidential field, Christmas at the White House, all the latest updates on Trump’s many scandals, the Chuck and Nancy show, and Brexit. Short, but full!

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Recorded 2018-12-15
Length this week – 0:43:50

  • (0:00:56-0:02:31) Intro
  • (0:02:31-0:09:53) ACA Unconstitutional?
  • (0:09:53-0:20:26) 2020 Presidential field
  • (0:20:26-0:21:34) Christmas Decorations at the White House
  • (0:21:34-0:31:18) Flynn/Manafort/Cohen/Butina/AMI/Inauguration
  • (0:31:18-0:37:12) Chuck and Nancy vs Trump
  • (0:37:12-0:41:48) Brexit
  • (0:41:48-0:43:30) Outro

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: Acceptable to the Leg

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan do an all lightning round show. Twelve separate exciting subjects. These include… the newest Brexit developments, the Trump vs Acosta ruckus, the resistance to Pelosi as speaker, Trump’s eventful visit to Europe, a book review by Sam, the Lion Air crash… and six more things. You didn’t think they would all be in the summary did you? But they are all exciting. Really.

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Recorded 2018-11-17
Length this week – 2:02:38

  • (0:00:20-0:40:40) Lightning #1
    • Ivan: Border Troops
    • Sam: Book: Hands-On Data Science and Python Machine Learning (2017)
    • Ivan: Trump in Europe
    • Sam: Heading to DC
  • (0:42:40-1:19:55) Lightning #2
    • Ivan: Assange
    • Sam: Puppy?
    • Ivan: Lion Air
    • Sam: Pelosi
  • (1:20:30-2:02:18) Lightning #3
    • Ivan: Brexit
    • Sam: Brazil
    • Ivan: Acosta
    • Sam: Avenatti

 

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: Shards of Glass

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan spend the most time on Election 2016. So you will hear all about the latest Trump craziness and the Clinton email scandal. But there is a lot more here too! We recorded before Philandro Castile’s death or the attacks in Dallas, so that will have to wait until next week, but Sam has an adventure with the IRS and we talk about our theme music by Ray Lynch! And in a lightning round we briefly cover over a dozen other topics from the space probe at Jupiter to Puerto Rican bankruptcy to how Sam rigs the election polls… and more!

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Recorded 2016-07-07

Length this week – 2:01:41

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  • (0:01:58-0:20:23) But First
    • Agenda
    • Sam and the IRS
    • Ivan Family
    • Ray Lynch
  • (0:21:03-1:02:56) Election 2016: Republicans
    • Star of David Tweet
    • Trump likes Saddam Hussein
    • Trump throwing the election?
    • Trump rape charges
    • Free the delegates?
  • (1:04:12-1:27:12) Election 2016: Democrats
    • Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch
    • Clinton Email Scandal
    • Sanders Foot Dragging
    • Veepstakes
  • (1:27:53-2:01:21) Lightning Round
    • Juno at Jupiter
    • Brexit Fallout
    • Tesla Crashes
    • Non-Western Terror Attacks
    • EgyptAir Update
    • Puerto Rican Bankrupcy
    • Chilcot Report
    • Alton Sterling
    • Christian Mingle
    • ALeXMXeLA.com
    • Gretchen Carslon lawsuit
    • Book: Earth Afire
    • Trump and the Frozen book
    • Rigging the Polls for Clinton

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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!

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Live with the Strings

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s big topics are Brexit and Election 2016. In addition though, they talk about Low Battery Mode, the Yelchin accident, SCOTUS, and even a bit about Ivan’s latest Uber driver and a connection to a class Sam and Ivan took in college.

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Recorded 2016-06-29

Length this week – 2:01:53

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  • (0:00:10-0:13:20) But First
  • (0:13:59-0:27:26) Yelchin accident
  • (0:28:29-0:58:17) Brexit
  • (0:59:20-1:47:04) Election 2016
  • (1:48:22-2:01:33) SCOTUS

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Failing to Predict the Past

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner, Sam and Ivan’s big topics are the gun control debate and the apparent Trump campaign implosion. Other topics are kid’s summer activities, Brexit (recorded before the vote), and the process of choosing Presidential Electors. For a change of pace, Sam wraps it up with interviews of several delegates to the 2016 Washington State Democratic Convention.

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Recorded 2016-06-23

Length this week – 2:42:20

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  • (0:00:10-0:11:03) Kids in Summer
  • (0:11:04-0:19:55) Brexit
  • (0:20:34-0:38:03) Gun Control
  • (0:39:06-1:19:52) Trump Implosion
  • (1:21:12-1:34:45) Picking Electors
  • (1:35:34-1:41:17) Amy on WADemCon
  • (1:41:56-1:51:24) Nicholas on WADemCon
  • (1:52:28-2:00:11) Judith on WADemCon
  • (2:00:57-2:23:57) Chase on WADemCon
  • (2:25:07-2:37:43) Amy on WADemCon again
  • (2:38:57-2:42:01) Wrap Up

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Dream is Over

This week on the Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast Sam and Ivan spend most of the show on Election 2016. On the Republican side they discuss how recent results and the polls of upcoming states seem to be closing the door on the possibility of a contested convention and pointing to a straight up Trump nomination, as well as discussing Cruz/Fiorina, and what might make Trump worse than Cruz. On the Democratic side the discussion is on how Sanders seems to be finally admitting defeat, and on the veepstakes! Finally, they wrap it up with a lightning round covering all sorts of other issues they haven’t gotten around to lately.

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Recorded 2016-04-28

Length this week – 1:40:24

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  • (0:00:10-0:05:41) But First
    • Agenda
    • Noisy Ivan
    • The Beep is Back
  • (0:06:25-0:59:59) Election 2016: Republicans
    • PA/MD/CT/RI/DE Results
    • PA Uncommitted Delegates
    • Where Trump is in the Delegate Race now
    • Indiana Polls
    • California Polls
    • Projections for the rest of the race
    • Bye Bye Contested Convention Scenarios
    • Cruz/Kasich Deal
    • Cruz/Fiorina 2016!
    • Presidential Trump
    • Trump Foreign Policy?
    • Trump vs Cruz, who is worse?
  • (1:01:07-1:10:29) Election 2016: Democrats
    • Bernie admitting he is done?
    • Veepstakes
    • Median Voter vs Base
  • (1:11:08-1:40:04) Lightning Round
    • Bathroom Laws
    • Germany/Turkey free speech issue
    • Matthew Keys Case
    • The Chalkening
    • Tubman $20
    • Movie: The Gentle Leader Way
    • Brexit
    • Prince
    • Brazil
    • Apple Earnings
    • Saudi No Oil Plan
    • Car vs Helicopter