The Georgia/Alabama game was stellar. Two amazing teams, great coaches, formidable rivalry and an astonishing overtime win for the dynasty that is Alabama. The hype was worth it, but the story of the night ran the gamut related to President Trump. Protestors outside tried to make some news, but they were anemic. Inside the stadium the NAACP, signaling further degradation of their influence, wanted white towels waving in the air (there weren’t many.) And when Trump walked onto the field and was announced, it was an impressive reaction, which we played on the show. (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/08/trump_cheered_at_college_football_national_championship_game_stands_for_anthem.html)
In the second segment we played the Alan Dershowitz clip warning us of the dangerous and lunacy behind the left’s attempt to remove Trump from office. (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/01/08/dershowitz_the_left_couldnt_criminalize_trump_now_trying_to_psychiatrize_political_differences.html)
Make no mistake, we are seeing an open attempt at treasonous actions by the left. It’s the same tactic used by Stalinists to remove political enemies. This is the new sad reality of the left. Couldn’t win in the electoral college, so they are attempting to remove the relevancy of the electoral college. In the meantime, push a false narrative about Russian collusion or a semi-fictional book about not wanting to win. Or use part of that book to frame the President as not fit for office. All the while attempting to impeach him in a variety of ways not of which is based on facts. This is the dangerous and unhinged radical modern political left.
During the second half of the first hour, we discussed the new “bipartisan” effort to go after Uber.(http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article193628819.html)
Last year Uber announced that a data breach affecting millions of customers and drivers had NOT been revealed to the public. Instead they believed they had “paid” the hacker and stopped the problem which resulted in several Uber techies being fired. Now states, the federal government, cities and counties are looking to pass laws and ordinances forcing companies to fess up sooner. The problem is that this will create 1-4 layers of new laws all of which will slightly differ. What the state, via AG Stein and Rep. Jason Saine, attempts to “solve” might only make matters worse depending on what happens federally. In any event, the net result might be FEWER options for customers. And what happens when a government agency doesn’t tell the public? Ahem, Mecklenburg County Schools. . . lol.
In the second hour we discussed the ongoing VSG (Very Stable Genius) issue. Much ado and lack of humor has led the political left to continue spiraling downward and downward on this one. We reviewed a piece about facts and fiction worth noting (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/8/in-a-civil-society-institutions-matter-and-so-does/) and also went through a piece at USAToday that literally confronts the assertion about Trump’s abilities, unless you want to accept that EVERY bit of good news is an accident or the fault of Obama. . . yeah riiiight!
At any rate, this is an excellent read: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/09/stop-trying-diagnose-our-very-stable-genius-president-he-might-right-james-robbins-column/1013156001/
Wrapping up the final hour, we went through the bizarre nature of how the political left is always looking for companies to blame for human behavior. You see, the kids aren’t using phones too much because of bad parenting or bad habits or lack of discipline, they’re doing so because Apple hasn’t done enough to stop it. Yep, a teachers group in (you guessed it) California along with Janus Partners (who between them own a paltry few billion dollars in Apple stock) are blaming Apple for teenage phone addiction. Why Apple and not the other 66% of the phone market? (https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/no-apple-is-not-responsible-for-your-kids-smartphone-addiction/) Who knows, but it’s the latest in running away from personal and/or parental responsibility. In the end, it’s all about big brother knowing what’s best for you!
We touched on some some myths involving foods that are “bad” for you that might not be as bad as some errant people would have you believe (https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/five-fatal-foods/). We also briefly discussed myths about exercise (https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-exercise/2018/01/05/f52cc926-f172-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?utm_term=.eebd0063e54c) as we head into the new year.
We covered the story about Ibuprofen potentially making young men sterile (http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/08/health/ibuprofen-male-fertility-study/index.html) and wrapped the show with some good news for folks wanting to improve heart health as steady exercise can reverse a lot of damage to your heart, but you need to do it often and before you’re 65! (http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2018/exercise-aging-heart.html
Onto to tomorrow with our good friend and new Civitas President Donald Bryson