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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Clear Thoughted

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner: WAR! PIVOT! LIGHTNING! More specifically, Sam and Ivan talk about the situations in Syria, Afghanistan, and North Korea… then they move on to Donald Trump’s changing positions on a number of issues, and what that means for both his supporters and opponents. Rounding out the show, bits about the guy pulled off the United plane, Wikileaks, planespotting, a movie Sam watched, the congressional special elections, and even more!

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Recorded 2017-04-15
Length this week – 2:06:12

  • (0:00:15-0:22:02) But First
    • Show Edits
    • Agenda
    • Ignored Topics
    • Reorgs and Layoffs
    • Movie: The Terminal (2004)
    • Planespotting
  • (0:22:40-0:59:46) WAR!
    • Legal Authority
    • Pictures of War Victims
    • Trump ignorance
    • Missing Volta?
    • North Korea Escalation
    • Spicer on Nazi Germany
    • What is a chemical weapon?
    • MOAB in Afghanistan
    • More on North Korea
  • (1:00:21-1:24:20) PIVOT!
    • List of Flip Flops
    • He is still Trump
    • Healthcare
    • Trump learning?
    • Difficulty Legislating
    • No agenda
    • Title origins
  • (1:26:02-2:05:53) LIGHTNING!
    • United troubles
    • Congressional special elections
    • Blackmailing Trump
    • CIA on Wikileaks
    • More ignored topics
    • Contact us

 

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Sitting on my Porch

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the debate on Donald Trump’s “legitimacy”, the fun of the final week of the transition, and the Chelsea Manning commutation. In addition though, they discuss reviving old computers, the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Joe Biden, an odd Presidential succession edge case, and more!

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Recorded 2017-01-19
Length this week – 1:57:57

  • (0:00:10-0:20:34) But First
    • 2017
    • Agenda
    • Reviving old computers
  • (0:21:13-0:45:08) Legitimacy
    • Trump “legitimate”?
    • Comey, Dirty Tricks, Fairness
    • Voters made their choice
    • Unfollowing Trump?
    • Skipping the Inauguration?
    • Anti-Trump Protests
  • (0:45:56-1:04:56) Transition
    • Cabinet not talking to Trump
    • Cabinet incompetence
    • Cabinet Hodgepodge
    • Unstaffed positions
    • Normal policy disputes vs Crazy/Unqualified
  • (1:05:41-1:25:11) Manning
    • Why this release date?
    • Manning vs Snowden
    • Consistency on leaks?
  • (1:25:50-1:56:37) Lightning Round
    • Wet Foot Dry Foot
    • Book: 2001 (1968)
    • Old Postcard from Sam
    • Movie: Rogue One (2016)
    • Biden for President
    • Succession Edge 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)

Please buy his music and support his GoFundMe.

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Keep Digging

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner we’re in the home stretch to the election, so that pretty much is the whole show. How can it not be? The second debate. Aftermath from the Trump tapes. Sexual assault allegations. GOP civil war. And yes, Wikileaks too. What a week!

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Recorded 2016-10-13
Length this week – 1:52:29

  • (0:00:10-0:08:52) But First
    • Agenda
    • Planes, Trains, and YouTube
  • (0:10:52-0:55:40) Election 2016 – Part 1
    • Grading on a curve
    • Bill’s women
    • Trump’s tape defense
    • New assault allegations
    • Lawsuits
    • Sexual assault
    • Impact on the race
  • (0:56:29-1:16:25) Election 2016 – Part 2
    • Sniffling
    • Another assault?
    • Donald’s daughters
    • Clinton jail threat
    • Conflict with Pence?
    • Body language
    • Trump positions?
    • Winner?
    • More Trump defences
    • SNL
  • (1:17:40-1:52:08) Election 2016 – Part 3
    • Wikileaks emails
    • Feedback
    • Downballot GOP
    • McMullin
    • Polling update
    • Russia messing with election?
    • Unshackled and Unhinged

 

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: Ridiculously Eventful

Sam and Ivan are together again for this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner podcast. Topic #1 is of course the mass shooting in Orlando. Then we return as always to the latest developments in Election 2016. Rounding it out we have some thoughts on WWDC, the Disney Alligator incident, the new Napster, and more. Oh, and Sam’s 6 year old son Alex pops in several times to give his thoughts on the events of the day as well.

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Recorded 2016-06-16

Length this week – 1:51:17

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  • (0:00:10-0:10:33) But First
    • Ivan’s Bad Weeks
    • Agenda
    • Preview of Next Week
    • New Napster
    • Feedback
  • (0:11:49-0:51:04) Orlando
    • Alex thoughts on Orlando and Stamps
    • What Happened
    • Puerto Rican connection
    • Motivations
    • Warning signs
    • The gun debate
  • (0:51:54-1:23:05) Election 2016
    • Primaries Over
    • Trump national poll collapse
    • Trump on the Prompter
    • Trump support demographics
    • Dump Trump
    • Wikileaks on Clinton
  • (1:24:16-1:50:57) Hodgepodge
    • Alex has more thoughts
    • WWDC
    • DNC Hack
    • Trump Drop Out?
    • Disney Alligator

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Who Let the Dog Out?

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam talks about:

  • Wikileaks
  • Pizza
  • Dog

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A Different Kind of Change

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam talks about:

  • The Real Obama
  • More Wikileaks Reactions
  • Assange Rape Case
  • How Information Spreads
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Operation Payback

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I Want a Rat

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan’s Condo Board
  • Christmas Shopping
  • Street View Payout
  • Wikileaks
  • DADT
  • McCain
  • Repub Strategy
  • Econ Update

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A Few Gallons of Coffee

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Wikileaks Iraq
  • Apple Stuff
  • Currency Stuff
  • Juan Williams

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Our Teaser Strategy

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • iOS 4 on iPhone 3G
  • iTV Rumors
  • WikiRape
  • Information Mobility
  • Iraq Drawdown
  • Obama a Muslim again
  • Critical Thinking

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No Idea What Is Happening

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • News Meta
  • iPhone Multitasking
  • Genius Quality
  • Unmarriages
  • Deflation
  • Wikileaks

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