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3 Martini Lunch Podcast

Radio America

News, Daily News, Politics, News Commentary

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Overview

Three Martini Lunch is a funny, edgy and fast-paced podcast of the day's major political stories, hosted by Radio America's Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty

1202 Episodes

Presidential Election Maps; Juveniles in Congress; PGA Felon

Jim and guest host Chad Benson close out the week by asking if the state of Minnesota is really as safe for Joe Biden as Democrats insist, roll their eyes at the latest ridiculous juvenile behavior on Capitol Hill, and then contemplate the future options of the notorious dangerous outlaw, PGA champion Scottie Scheffler. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martiniUse code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. Lumen https://lumen.meTake the next step in improving your health. Use code 3ML at checkout for $100 off.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

HHS Funding Changes in Wuhan; Presidential Debates; Democratic Convention

Chad is still in for Greg, and he and Jim warn that Donald Trump may have agreed to a bad deal on the debate schedule, and marvel that a Democratic congressman is so worried about 1968-style violence outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that he wants the whole convention canceled. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martiniUse code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. Lumen https://lumen.meTake the next step in improving your health. Use code 3ML at checkout for $100 off.

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Presidential Debates; Tariffs; Inflation

GOOD: Well, for what it's worth, Biden says he wants to do debates. I'll believe it when I see it. BAD: I'm a cheap date when it comes to any policy that aims to hurt the Chinese government, but these tariffs are window-dressing that are a favor to labor unions, not a real effort to hit China. CRAZY: So when Biden says twice in five days that inflation was 9 percent when he took office, is that a deliberate lie, a sign he doesn't remember being corrected, or evidence no one around him bothered to correct him?

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Biden's Overconfidence, High Senate Stakes, and Psaki's Falsehood

Chad Benson is in for Greg Corombos today; Chad and Jim note that the Biden and his campaign insist that all of the polls are wrong, and that's he actually ahead of Trump. Feeling good, Democrats? Meanwhile, an unnerving observation is that if Democrats keep control of the Senate after this year's elections, there won't be a Joe Manchin or a Kyrsten Sinema around to constrain them. Meanwhile, Jen Psaki's new autobiography includes an error so glaring that even Kristi Noem exclaimed, "Wow, you need to hire a proofreader."

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

The State of the Media: The Variety, The Rank Partisanship, The Exhaustion

The mainstream media have never been friends of conservatives, but their approach to news - and political news in particular - is far different than it was just a few decades ago. But the media landscape is also very different than it was a generation ago. In today's special edition, Jim and Greg assess the good, the bad, and the crazy of today's media. Some conservatives may wonder what's good about the media. The simple answer is we have exponentially more options today to seek out and discover the news. Not that long ago, a few different news organizations dictated which stories you would hear about. That's not true anymore. Jim and Greg discuss the challenges that brings but also the opportunity for Americans to have a far more comprehensive idea of what is really happening. Then, they dive into the biggest problem in our political media - the glaring shift from a leftward bias to leftward partisanship. They explain the difference, how quickly that evolution happened, and why it's such a significant and damaging change to our news and our politics. Finally, they discuss an inevitable consequence of a never-ending news cycle - media burnout. With an avalanche of stories in our news feeds every day, many people are getting exhausted by it and simply don't pay attention anymore. Is that a good trend or will it lead to a more uninformed public? Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Check Out The Chicks On The Right!

Mock & Daisy’s Common Sense Cast: COTR is a healthy dose of common sense each day Monday – Friday with no bull. Chicks on the Right is hosted by Miriam Weaver (Mock) and Amy Jo Clark (Daisy) of the top-rated Chicks on the Right radio show on WIBC-FM in Indianapolis. Each day on their blended Facebook LIVE, YouTube and podcast, the duo delivers a funny, engaging and informative commentary alternative to the traditional news outlets, as well as a safe space to poke fun at our country’s leaders, policies, and political and cultural direction

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Hamas Stops Hostage Talks, Dems Fear Convention Chaos, Why RFK's Brainworm Matters

Join Jim and Greg as they sort out three more crazy martinis from the Middle East to political conventions to brain worms. First, they're furious but not at all surprised by Hamas announcing it is no longer interested in negotiating the release of hostages outside of its offer to hand over dead ones if Israel permanently halts military action in Gaza. President Biden's actions have clearly emboldened the terrorists. Next, they get a kick out of Democrats fearing their August convention in Chicago will fall victim to huge anti-Israel protests from far-left activists. It's a problem completely of the Dems' own making - not only for encouraging extremist thinking in colleges and beyond but also for picking the crime-ridden city of Chicago for the convention in the first place. Finally, they discuss the revelation that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was diagnosed with a brain worm more than a decade ago and use that as a launching pad to explain why major presidential candidates should be required to release a lot of health information.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

DeSantis Gives Protesters a History Lesson, Biden Protects Hamas, Biden's Big Inflation Lie

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss a much needed history lesson from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, President Biden providing cover for Hamas, and Biden offering a big fat le about inflation. First, they applaud Gov. DeSantis for supporting the effective & sane campus protest policies at the University of Florida and also explaining to demonstrators that there never was a Palestinian state. Then they hammer President Biden for turning his back on Israel and saying he will cut off more weapons for Israel if Israeli Defense Forces take the fight to Hamas in Rafah. He's essentially doing everything he can to save Hamas. Finally, they call out Biden again for telling CNN's Erin Burnett that the inflation rate was nine percent when he took office. It was actually 1.4 percent. Jim rips the president for concocting this fantasy world where he blatantly lies about reality and always tries to make himself out to be the hero. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

'Haunted' by Hearing Other Views, UNC Faculty's Revolt, Pentagon Tortures Language Over Gaza

It's an all-crazy day as Jim and Greg discuss the unhinged political intolerance of a former mainstream media reporter, professors withholding grades over the consequences for anti-Israel protests, & tortured language and logic at the Pentagon over our policy in Gaza. First, they sigh as former NBC News and CNN reporter Michelle Kosinski goes on a Twitter rant about how she is "haunted" by a dinner she had with people she refers to as "closeted MAGAts." Why? Because some were Ivy League grads who didn't want to send their kids there and others disagreed with the left's climate change narrative. Next, they rip the faculty members at the University of North Carolina who are threatening not to turn in end-of-semester grades for any of their students unless the school reverses the suspensions of 15 students for breaking the law during the anti-Israel demonstrations. The UNC provost recommends sanctions against any instructor who does not turn in grades on time. Which side will blink? Finally, they unload on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Biden administration for torturing language and logic, as Austin claims the 1,000 U.S. military personnel who will be constructing a pier on the Gaza coast will not be considered "boots on the ground."

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Real World Consequences for Columbia, The Bogus Hamas Ceasefire, Dems & Race

Join Jim and Greg, who actually have a good martini today, along with an absurdly bad one, and some crazy double standards for Democrats. First, they welcome thirteen federal judges warning Columbia University that they will no longer accept the school's students as law clerks after the trespassing protests that commandeered a building and university leaders allowed it all to happen. They do want to make sure that students who didn't break the law don't get punished for the crimes of others, but it is a warning to Columbia that if it wants to be taken seriously, the worst elements on campus cannot be calling the shots. Next, they roll their eyes as Hamas agrees to a Middle East ceasefire that had never been on the table. Jim labels the plan an unacceptable counterproposal and explains why. He also blasts much of the mainstream media for proclaiming that Hamas had agreed to the deal and putting the pressure on Israel to consent to it. Finally, they note racial rhetoric from two Democrats that got some pushback but would have likely meant the end of any Republican's political career. The latest comes from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul who claimed that kids on the Bronx don't even know the word "computer." They also note Maryland Rep. David Trone, who is also running for U.S. Senate, using a racial slur during a committee hearing back in March. Trone says he uttered the wrong word, and it's likely that he did, but we all know the political volcano that would have ensued if a GOP lawmaker had said it. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Biden's Ammo Pause for Israel, Rep. Cuellar Indicted for Bribery, Gov. Noem Keeps Digging

There are no good martinis to start the week but Jim and Greg have plenty to discuss about President Biden playing hardball with Israel over ammunition, a seemingly sane House Democrat getting indicted on bribery charges, and South Dakota Gov. just making things worse as she tries to promote her new book. First, they fume over reports that Biden has paused the delivery of some U.S.-made ammunition to Israel, with no explanation from the White House or anyone else. Is this designed to discourage Israel from going into Rafah to eradicate Hamas? Whatever the reason, an explanation is warranted. Then, they discuss the indictments aimed at Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and his wife Imelda over them allegedly accepting $600,000 in bribes from an energy firm connected with the Azerbaijan government. If it's true, Cuellar obviously ought to be prosecuted. But are Democrats also eager to oust the Democrat most likely to make common cause with Republicans on the border and other issues? Finally, they have multiple observations about South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's failed attempts to stop the political bleeding over revelations in her new book. From dog killing to whether she ever met with North Korean dictators Kim Jon Un, the answers on "Face the Nation" Sunday were less than impressive - and further proof she won't be and shouldn't be nominated for vice president. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Trump's VP Short List? Economic Warning Signs, Biden Adds DACA to Obamacare

Jim and Greg finish a very long and busy week by mulling over the four names reported to be on Trump's VP short list, some concerning signs in the April jobs report, and President Biden taking a page from Barack Obama's guide to political pandering. First, they consider the pros and cons of the four figures reported to be under serious consideration to be Donald Trump's running mate. What benefits do North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance potentially bring to the ticket and what are their liabilities? Next, they size up the April jobs report - which showed positive job growth but not as much as expected. Plus, they highlight the massive number of Americans who have stopped looking for work and dropped out of the labor force. Finally, they discuss President Biden's election year ploy to add DACA recipients (people who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents) to Obamacare. And guess who gets to pay for those health care bills?

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

More Encampments Forced to End, Biden's Late Lurch to the Truth, Could Nevada Go Red?

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss more campus crackdowns, how the left really offers little besides destruction, President Biden condemning illegal protests only after they've finally been dealt with, and whether Trump and other Republicans might actually have a shot at winning in Nevada this year. First, they welcome California authorities ending the trespassing protests at UCLA and they also get a kick out of these agitators demonizing the University of California system as being a product of colonialism. They also notice that these "encampments" are all coming down around the same time. Coincidence? Next, they largely agree with President Biden's comments on Thursday defending the right to protest peacefully but denouncing demonstrators who trespass, vandalize, and threaten other people. But where was this a week or two ago? Why does the statement only come now as the protests end? Finally, they dig into Nevada polling numbers and wonder whether Donald Trump can be the first GOP nominee to win the state in 20 years or whether the Silver State will prove to be fool's gold for Republicans yet again. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Cops Clear Columbia Cosplay, The Federal Financial Aid Fiasco, Biden Mulls Gaza Refugees

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer the end of the anti-Israel encampment at Columbia while relishing the leftist insanity on open display. Plus, Jim fumes over the federal government's persistent failures to help families determine financial aid for college, and President Biden considers accepting "refugees" from Gaza. First, they cheer the NYPD for declaring the occupation of a Columbia University academic building to be a riot and arresting dozens of trespassing radicals. But they also get a lot of laughs out of the demonstrators' earlier, convoluted demands that the university provide or allow "humanitarian aid" - meaning food and water - as they illegally controlled the building. Next, Jim sounds off as the U.S. Department of Education failed repeatedly to allow high school seniors to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms in a timely manner and are now delaying critical financial aid information. The website was unusable for months after it was promised to be functioning and one major glitch was not fixed until yesterday. They also discuss how this is yet another area in which the federal government has no business being in charge and makes life much tougher for Americans. Finally, they fume as President Biden reportedly considers allowing refugees from Gaza to enter the United States, even though no Middle East country is willing to take in these people and the vast majority of people in Gaza hate the United States. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Seinfeld vs. Woke Left, Columbia Radicals Running the Campus, U.S. Doesn't Need a 'Momala'

Join Jim and Greg today we they cheer Jerry Seinfeld for correctly accusing the woke left of killing comedy as we knew it for generations, hammer the administrators at Columbia University for continuing to let the inmates run the asylum, and cringing as Drew Barrymore (and way too many other Americans) see themselves as the children of our politicians. First, they agree wholeheartedly with comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld's contention that the woke left's obsession with never being offended has effectively killed television comedies and many other forms of the art. And Jim adds that comedy is also a problem for the left because it helps people see their shared life experiences...and that's bad for a movement who is constantly seeking to divide us. Next, they unload on the president and other administrators at Columbia University. After setting another deadline for the pro-Hamas, anti-Israel demonstrators to clear their encampment, there were no consequences when the protesters ignored it. Later, the campus radicals took over an academic building and administrators thus far doing nothing about it. Finally, they groan as TV host Drew Barrymore tells Vice President Kamala Harris, "We need you to be Momala for the country."Jim and Greg explain why they think it is painfully wrong for Americans to think of themselves as the children of our political leaders, but they look back at a cringeworthy moment from a presidential campaign decades ago that provided momentum for this warped notion.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Memoir Backlash Dogs Kristi Noem, FBI's Flawed Crime Numbers, Media Fawn Over Biden

Join Jim and Greg today as they chronicle South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem murdering her chances to become Trump's running mate, why the FBI's claims of falling crime rates are seriously flawed, and the media praising President Biden for preserving a free press when his actions suggest exactly the opposite. First, they dig into the four-day firestorm of criticism against South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, after it was revealed in her forthcoming autobiography that years ago she shot a 14-month-old dog when it failed as a hunting dog. They're also critical of Noem and hope this development takes her out of the running for the GOP vice presidential nomination since her previous personal and policy decisions already ought to disqualify her. Next, they groan as the FBI fails to get an accurate picture of crime rates across the nation by forcing local police to enter data in such a cumbersome way that some big cities don't enter crime statistics at all. And even in the cities where authorities do submit crime numbers, the FBI is still reporting lower numbers than local officials are announcing. Bottom line: the left's narrative that crime is plummeting (allegedly to 50-year lows) is dead wrong. Finally, they roll their eyes as NBC's Kelly O'Donnell lavishes praise on President Biden, saying his mere presence at the White House Correspondents Dinner is a strong defense of free speech and a free press. The Biden's administration's track record tells a very different story. Please visit our great sponsors: Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

White House Press Office Intrigue, Record Low U.S. Fertility, USC Cancels Commencement

Join Jim and Greg as they dig into reports that White House officials tried and failed to remove one of President Biden's biggest liabilities. They also have plenty to say about America's perilously low fertility rates and USC deciding to punish its graduates out of fear of some radical students. First, they pop the popcorn and discuss the New York Post report that de facto White House Communications Director Anita Dunn tried to get Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to take a new job in order to hire someone much more talented than Jean-Pierre at the podium. But Jean-Pierre doesn't want to leave and the Biden team can't fire her. They also shudder as the U.S. fertility rate drops to a record low of 1.62 births per woman. That is well below the rate of replacement and also spells big trouble for a government incapable of any spending restraint and that is in the midst of an avalanche of retirements in the baby boom generation. The current path is unsustainable and Jim offers young Americans encouragement that they can and should get married and start having babies. Finally, they denounce the University of Southern California's decision to cancel the main commencement ceremony out of fears there will be disruptions related to Middle East grievances. They explain how this only rewards the troublemakers and Jim stresses that the Class of 2024, of all groups, deserves to celebrate commencement. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Fetterman's Moral Clarity, Clueless Campus Protesters, UCLA's 'Health Equity' Insanity

Jim is back today and fired up to discuss Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman's resolute denunciation of Hamas, the utter cluelessness of some student protesters, and UCLA Medical School's insane "health equity" class. First, they applaud Sen. Fetterman for highlighting the 200 days since Hamas slaughtered at least 1,200 Jews, raped many others, and took hundreds hostage, including Americans. As Hamas posts video of one hostage - who now only has one arm - Fetterman explains very clearly how the Israel-Hamas war could be over instantly. Next, they salute the college presidents and political leaders who have done an effective job at shutting down anti-Israel protests that refuse to leave private property. And they point out multiple examples of these college students knowing next to nothing about why they're protesting and what the basic facts are about war in the Middle East. Finally, they just shake their heads as a "health equity" class at UCLA Medical School teaches aspiring doctors that weight loss is a "hopeless endeavor" and that "obesity" is a slur "used to exact violence on fat people." Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Biden's Pandering Backfires, The Looming TikTok 'Ban,' Opposing DEI Attacks Democracy?

Hillsdale College Radio General Manager and Radio Free Hillsdale Hour Host Scot Bertram is in for Jim. Today, Scot and Greg serve up at least one good martini, one that has the potential to be very good, and a really crazy one starring Stacey Abrams. First, they laugh as new Bloomberg poll numbers show President Biden's blatant pandering to Muslim voters in Michigan by verbally attacking Israel at every opportunity is showing small signs of success in that state but it's also causing Donald Trump to grow his lead in virtually every other battleground state. Next, they are cautiously optimistic about recently passed legislation that forces TikTok's parent company to sell the app or have it banned in the U.S. TikTok is well documented to be Chinese Communist Party spyware that harvests personal and national security data while getting millions of Americans - especially young people - addicted to the content, much of which is very harmful. But they also want to be sure this new law does not end up stifling online speech in any way. Then, they get a kick out twice-failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stating that opposition to the implementation of the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) agenda in schools is an attack on our democracy. They enjoy seeing how the Democrats now see any position contrary to their agenda as a threat to democracy - and the insanity doesn't stop there. Lastly, these two beleaguered Chicago Bears fans look ahead to Thursday's NFL Draft, in which the Bears have the first pick. Scot is optimistic about the team that's being assembled and Greg is just waiting to see how the Bears will squander this opportunity. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

The Feds' Chilling Title IX Nonsense, Biden Equivocates on Campus Protests, Sheetz Sued for Not Hiring Ex-Cons

Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum and host of the "High Noon" podcast is in for Jim. Today, we discuss President Biden's absurd changes to Title IX, his feckless equivocating on anti-Semitic college protests, and his federal bureaucrats harassing a business for not hiring criminals. First, they break down the Biden Department of Education's radical changes to Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, adding gender identity protections to an area of law specifically focused on ensuring opportunities for women and girls. Now, the government will force schools at every level to allow students and personnel to use whichever bathroom they identify with, compel speech through mandatory preferred pronoun usage, and strip college students of due process rights when accused of sexual misconduct. Then, they react to the latest in the anti-Semitic protests happening at Columbia University and many other far-left, supposedly elite institutions. They also react to President Biden condemning the protests but - in the same breath - also condemning "those who don't understand what's going on with the Palestinians." Finally, they shake their heads as Biden-appointed bureaucrats at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sue Sheetz gas stations for racial discrimination by refusing to hire applicants who failed a criminal background check. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

Anti-Semites Occupy Campuses, Pritzker Promises Calm DNC, RFK Jr.'s Impact on Michigan

Hillsdale College Radio General Manager and Radio Free Hillsdale Hour Host Scot Bertram is in for Jim. Today, Scot and Greg tackle virulent anti-Semitism on the campuses of many supposedly elite colleges, Dems' wishful thinking on this summer's convention running without major disruptions from protesters, and the impact RFK Jr. may have in Michigan. First, they chronicle how ugly anti-Semitic protests are consuming campuses from Columbia to MIT to Yale and beyond with demonstrators trying to "occupy" parts of the schools while harassing, intimidating, and threatening Jewish students and faculty. These protests are overtly pro-Hamas now and the "Students for Justice in Palestine" say they plan to bring this to colleges throughout the country. Next, they roll their eyes as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks at these protests and says he doesn't expect any problems from them when the Democratic National Convention comes to Chicago this summer. It's a bold prediction given Chicago's inability to prevent chaos on a normal day. Finally, as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. qualifies for the presidential ballot in Michigan, how big of a factor will he become in a state the Biden campaign is already very nervous about. They also look at some polling about how RFK Jr. may impact the race and the big problem the Trump campaign seems to be having in getting supporters to vote. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Israel Strikes Iran, China Targets U.S. Power Grids & Water, Most Kennedys Rally for Biden

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Israel's response to Iran, the Chinese threat to America's critical infrastructure, and the public political fight among the Kennedys. First, they welcome news of an Israeli military response against Iran. Details remain sketchy but it seems to be a much smaller operation than Iran launched over the weekend. So is this the end of the back-and-forth or is there more to come? Next, they shudder as FBI Director Christopher Wray says China is actively trying to hack and disable critical U.S. infrastructure like electricity, water, and more. Finally, they discuss most Kennedy family members endorsing President Biden over RFK, Jr. But do voters care what the Kennedys think? And what does this event tell us about how worried the Biden campaign is about RFK, Jr.? Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Make the Houthis Terrorists Again, NPR Embraces Leftist Label, Biden's Latest Lies

Join Jim and Greg as they sound off on some good news out of the House of Representatives and some really crazy news about taxpayer-funded media and President Biden's latest whoppers. First, they're glad to see a big bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives vote to declare the Iran-backed Houthis to be a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" again. If the Senate also passes it, Jim and Greg hope Biden will the sign the bill and not stubbornly stick to his decision to reverse President Trump designation of the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Then, they wince as National Public Radio (NPR) basically forces longtime editor Uri Berliner out after he publicly scolded NPR for engaging in partisan politics by stifling stories like the Hunter Biden laptop and the origins of COVID while reporting Rep. Adam Schiff's version of the Trump-Russia investigation as the truth. Instead, leaders there are proving most of Berliner's accusations true and embracing leftist narratives. They also recoil at a TED Talk that new NPR CEO Katherine Maher delivered about how we all have our own truths and that building consensus is more important than pursuing truth. Finally, they groan as President Biden repeatedly tells the thoroughly disproven story of his uncle allegedly getting by cannibals in New Guinea during World War II. And Biden also claims he told Israel not to go into Haifa - which is an Israeli city. But Jim says the statement is also very problematic on another level. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

GOP Ousting Another Speaker? The Left's WNBA Pay Grievance, Can't Say 'Illegal Alien'

Hillsdale College Radio General Manager and Radio Free Hillsdale Hour Host Scot Bertram is in for Jim. Today, Scot and Greg serve up three crazy martinis ranging from Capitol Hill to women's sports to the high school classroom. First, they sigh as some House Republicans vow to move forward on trying to remove House Speaker Mike Johnson over his handling of the House agenda - and what his critics call passing the Democrats' agenda. There are valid criticisms of Johnson's decisions, positions, and priorities on some issues, but what would removing another Speaker of the House accomplish now, when Republicans have an even smaller majority than they did when Johnson was elected? Next, they roll their eyes as President Biden and others on the left try to pander to women by demanding WNBA players get equal pay with the men in the NBA. Of course the big wage disparity has nothing to do with the sex of the players but whether their league is profitable. The NBA makes billions of dollars each year. The WNBA has lost money for its entire existence. Finally, they highlight the case of a North Carolina high school student who was suspended for three days for asking his teacher whether the word "alien" in his vocabulary lesson referred to space aliens or people who come into the U.S. with no green cards. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Moink https://moinkbox.com/martini Visit today to get one year of the best Bacon you’ll ever taste free.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Florida vs. Traffic-Blocking Protesters, Dems Meddling in GOP Primaries, Trump Judge's 'Unforced Error'

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss the right approach towards anti-Israel protesters blocking traffic. Plus, they take on Dems trying to nominate unelectable Republicans again and the New York judge who may refuse to let Donald Trump attend his son's graduation. First, they fume over pro-Palestinian (often overtly pro-Hamas) demonstrators shutting down traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, and the roads leading to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. But they also highlight how Florida officials quickly thwarted similar disruptions in and around Miami. Next, they raise warmings that Democrats are once again trying to meddle in Republican primaries by purporting to campaign on behalf of candidates that the activists on the left think will be easier to defeat in the general election. The latest mischief is happening in a House swing district in Pennsylvania. Finally, they shake their heads as the judge in Donald Trump's New York City hush money trial says that Trump will be arrested if he misses any days in court. He also would not commit to allowing Trump to attend his son's high school graduation next month. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

Iran Attacks Israel: Far Beyond a Symbolic Strike, Great Missile Defense, Biden Opposes Israeli Response

Iran attacked Israel over the weekend, and Jim and Greg break down the good, bad, and crazy elements of this huge story. First, they reject the notion that this was a largely symbolic attack from Iran - supposedly because everyone knew Iran's weapons would not get past the missile defense capabilities in the region. But Jim points out that you don't send hundreds of missiles and hundreds of drones if your effort is symbolic. They also chafe at reports that Biden (through Turkish intermediaries) told Iran to keep any attacks "within certain limits." And they point out that Iran once again rejected Biden's feeble insistence of "don't" when asked about Iranian aggression. Next, they cheer the excellence of execution by the U.S., Great Britain, Israel, Jordan, and even Saudi Arabia in thwarting the Iranian attack with missile defense and other collaboration. And they take a moment to give credit to the man who insisted on pursuing missile defense more than 40 years ago despite the derision of Democrats and the media - President Ronald Reagan. Finally, they groan as Biden tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to respond against Iran because the missile defense operation resulted in "a win" for Israel. That's not how this works. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Fixing the Cost of College: Make Schools Back up Loans, GOP Needs a Plan, The Enrollment Cliff

President Biden is once again touting his unconstitutional efforts to transfer the student loan debt from those who took out the loans to the taxpayers who did not. It's not just illegal, it's immoral. And there are much better ways to address the problem. Today, Jim and Greg examine three different areas worthy of much more attention. First, they cheer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for arguing that colleges and universities should back up the cost of student loans if their graduates are not able to find jobs with high enough salaries to pay them back. He says it's not only right because the schools benefit immensely from student loans but it would also force schools to focus on subjects in which their students can find good jobs. Next, they also welcome their friend Inez Stepman's idea of taxing the endowments of colleges and universities, instead of allowing schools to treat them like hedge funds. Beyond that, they implore Republicans to come up with a coherent message other than opposition to what Biden is doing. Americans are furious about Biden's shifting of this debt onto the rest of taxpayers, but without an actual plan to address the problem, Republicans are not doing taxpayers or themselves any favors. Finally, they note the coming higher education "enrollment cliff," as the number of high school graduates is expected to drop considerably in the next few years. Will that refocus the priorities of these universities? And how will greater interest in trade schools impact all of this? Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

The Lasting Impact of O.J. Simpson: How the Trial Still Impacts Media, Culture, Race & More

On Thursday, we learned that O.J. Simpson died after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. In the mid-1990's, his murder trial dominated news coverage and divided a nation. Today, Jim and Greg look back, but not as a trip down memory lane. Instead, it's about understanding why this was such a massive story and the impact that the O.J. saga still has on our nation today. Younger Americans may know him only as an accused murderer, if they remember him at all. If you're a bit older, you remember the star athlete, actor, and football commentator who was beloved throughout the nation. It's a fall from grace that Jim and Greg chronicle to explain just how stunning it was that Simpson was accused of murdering ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman. From there, Jim and Greg dig into the legal and media circus that played out in the murder trial, on the news, in late night television and beyond. The story engulfed our culture in ways that we still feel today - and not for the better. Finally, they examine the legacy of O.J. at his death - nearly 30 years after he was accused of two savage murders. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Arizona & Abortion, Inflation Still High, Biden's Demands for Israel, Jackson-Lee's Iffy Astronomy

It's four martinis for the price of three today and none of them are good. Join Jim and Greg as they start a busy day with the Arizona Supreme Court upholding an 1864 law limiting abortions only to medical emergencies for the mother. "Life of the mother" used to be a pretty standard position on abortion for Republicans, but the hypocritical reaction from most GOP figures yesterday was quite telling. They'd much prefer the talking point than the actual policy. They also groan as the monthly inflation numbers once again come in higher than expected. Prices remain stubbornly high - and often keep rising - regardless of what the president or his allies tell you. Plus, Biden suggests Israel should announce it will stop fighting Hamas for 6-8 weeks to allow significant humanitarian relief into Gaza. He made no mention of requiring the release of hostages in response. Meanwhile, Hamas has already rejected a cease-fire but Biden can't seem to condemn that publicly. Finally, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee offers an astronomy lesson for the ages at an event celebrating the solar eclipse. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

Fetterman & Squatters, Trump & Abortion, Biden & American Hostages

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three important martinis, with Sen. Fetterman providing another pleasant surprise, Donald Trump stirring up the abortion debate on the right, and President Biden getting called out over his handling of the Middle East crisis. First, they cheer Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman for blasting the notion that squatters have any right to live on property they don't own and have no permission to stay on. He also rips soft-on-crime policies. Next, they dissect Donald Trump's announcement on his abortion stance. While agreeing with Trump that the Democrats' agenda - of taxpayer funded abortions up to the moment of birth and even allowing babies to die after surviving abortions - is the far more radical position on the issue, they're also critical of Trump's "follow your heart" advice on abortion in the states for a number of reasons. Finally, they chide The Dispatch for a pretty weak case that President Biden has kept his focus on the Americans being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza. While it's true that Biden has addressed the despicable abductions, it's not very often and there's an easy way to tell how much public attention the White House and the media want to give this issue. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Israeli Unity vs. Hamas, The Deceptive Jobs Report, Blumenthal Pushing Sotomayor to Retire

Join Jim and Greg for a few quick thoughts on the solar eclipse and then martinis covering the Middle East, the hidden truth inside the March jobs report, and a senator trying to push a Supreme Court justice into retirement. First, they applaud former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for fending off the biased questions of CNN's Fareed Zakaria and repeatedly echoing his political rival, current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in saying that Israel must destroy Hamas once and for all. Next, they shudder at the truth behind the supposedly good March jobs report - that virtually all of the jobs created last month were part-time positions. They discuss what this means and why it explains Americans' disgust with Biden over the economy despite good unemployment numbers. Finally, they get a kick out of Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal publicly pressuring Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to retire - with the not-so-subtle suggestion that she could die soon and hand a Republican president the opportunity to replace her. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Jim Returns to Ukraine: War Update, A Complicated Ally, The Secret Drone Factory

Join Jim and Greg as Jim offers a fascinating recap of his recent return to Ukraine and describes what was different this time around. Plus, Jim's recollection of a conversation with a former member of the Russian Duma who is now allied with Ukraine, and a very interesting look at the innovations happening right now to help Ukrainian soldiers. First, Jim explains why he wanted to go back to Ukraine a little more than six months after his visit last summer. He also updates the war effort, the relentless Russian "meat waves," the impact of U.S. aid being on hold, and what conditions for an end to the war might be under consideration. They also discuss Ukraine's policy of not holding elections while under martial law. Would it be better to demonstrate a commitment to democracy regardless of the circumstances or is it simply impossible to hold elections under the current circumstances? Next, Jim recounts his meeting with Ilya Ponomarev, a former member of the Russian Duma who is now working with Ukraine against the Russians. His tactics are certainly fodder for debate but Jim explains why what Ponomarev is doing is quite courageous. Finally, Jim describes his visit to a secret drone factory somewhere in Ukraine and shares as much as he can about the innovations happening to assist the war effort and the people working there. Jim may be the first western journalist to visit the plant. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

Nebraska's Electoral Votes, Clinton's New Book & Jeffrey Epstein, Buttigieg's EV Gaslighting

Join Jim and Greg as they dive into discussion about Nebraska's electoral votes, Bill Clinton writing another autobiography, and Pete Buttigieg gaslighting America about EV's. First, they consider what seems likely to be an unsuccessful effort by Nebraska Republicans to switch the allotment of the state's electoral votes to a winner-take-all system, instead of awarding votes by who wins each congressional district. Jim says some consistency nationwide would be nice, while Greg laughs at all of the outrage on the left when their Electoral College overhaul agenda is far more radical. Next, they roll their eyes as Bill Clinton gets ready to release another new book in November, this one about his life since leaving the presidency. Jim wonders whether this will finally be the time when Clinton is forced to answer many lingering questions about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein. Finally, they respond to Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg gaslighting Americans about the demand for electric vehicles, the auto industry shifting in the direction of EV production, and saying those trying to stop this movement are like people who wanted to focus on landlines as cell phones were coming onto the market. Jim and Greg point out the major holes in Buttigieg's talking points and why his landline comparison is pathetic. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

KC Voters Stiff-Arm Chiefs, Wisconsin Rejects Privately-Run Elections, Biden Won't Refill Strategic Reserve

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer two positive election results from Tuesday and call out the Biden administration for another failed promise. First, they applaud the voters of Jackson County, Missouri, for rejecting the demands of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals to approve a sales tax to bankroll a new baseball stadium and overhaul the football field. Next, they welcome the decision by Wisconsin voters to reject private financing or staffing of elections. It's in response to the millions poured into the 2020 elections by Facebook/Meta Founder Mark Zuckerberg. Finally, they're disgusted but not surprised that the Biden administration does not plan to honor its promise to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after selling off much of it to artificially lower gas prices before the 2022 midterm elections Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order. .

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Israel Kills Top Terrorist in Syria Strike, Parker Shreds Blasey Ford, Gov't Paying You to House 'Newcomers'

Join Jim and Greg as they serve up two good martinis and a really lousy one. First, they defend Israel's decision to target the Secretary General of Islamic Jihad at the Iranian ambassador's residence in Syria. Next, they welcome Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker's rejection of Christine Blasey Ford's comeback tour - noting that Blasey Ford did not offer a single piece of evidence to back up her story that she was assaulted by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh back in high school. Also, she condemns Blasey Ford's allies for applying immense pressure on her supposed witnesses to corroborate her story but they refused to lie. Finally, they groan as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer offers a "Newcomer Rental Subsidy" to residents, promising then a monthly check of $500 for each migrant they let stay in their homes. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Trump Stands with Police, Palestinian 'Martyr Payments,' Pope Says Weapons Don't Bring Peace

Jim Geraghty is back! We'll have a full review of his time in Ukraine later this week but today he ready to focus on good, bad, and crazy martinis after sharing his thoughts on the passing of Sen. Lieberman last week. They kick off the martinis by appreciating Donald Trump for attending the wake of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller and offering appropriate comments afterwards about how we need a major shift in how this country views police officers. Jim says moments like this are also why Trump holds narrow leads in virtually all of the swing states. Next, they sigh as the Biden administration thinks it found a partner in Middle East peace with the Palestinian Authority. But first, the U.S. is trying to convince this supposedly more responsible group's leaders to stop paying the families of people committing terrorist attacks against Israel. If that's a real dilemma for the Palestinian Authority, its commitment to last peace seems more than a little dubious. Finally, they chide Pope Francis for using part of his Easter message to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and his curious contention that "peace is never made with weapons, but with outstretched hands and open hearts." That sounds nice but it's not always true and not realistic when dealing with bloodthirsty perpetrators of evil like Hamas. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Get the Deluxe 3-Month Survival Food Kit and the peace of mind your family deserves. Free shipping on orders over $97. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Youngkin Rejects Pot Shops, Hypocrisy Harms Women in NYC, The Trump-Endorsed Bible

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today. Jon and Greg tackle one good martini and two crazy ones to close the week. First, they cheer Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin for his veto binge on many bills passed by Democrats out of the legislature (although he should have vetoed more). In addition to nixing a minimum wage hike and numerous gun control measures, Youngkin also rejected legislation to legalize marijuana dispensaries. And Jon and Greg have plenty to say in support of Youngkin slamming the brakes on pot shops. Next, they highlight the stunning hypocrisy by New York City Councilwoman Amanda Farias, who is lamenting that more men won't step in to protect women from attackers in the city. But just last year, she publicly denounced Daniel Penny, the ex-Marine who subdued a man on the subway after making many menacing threats to other passengers. What did Farias think would happen when people doing the right thing get prosecuted? Finally, while Jon and Greg highly endorse reading the Bible, they cringe as Donald Trump endorses Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA Bible and the website proudly proclaims that it's the only Bible endorsed by Trump. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Factor Meals https://factormeals.com/3ML50 Get after your goals with Factor Meals. Use code 3ML50 to save 50% today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

Florida Squashes Squatters, Media Malpractice at CBS, Minimum Wage Reality Check, Remembering Lieberman

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today. Jon and Greg tackle good, bad, and crazy martinis and remember the late Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. First, they cheer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state legislature for enacting anti-squatting legislation to provide protections for property owners and swift law enforcement removal of people illegally occupying others' homes. Next, they hammer CBS News reporter Ed O'Keefe and new Guatemalan Pres. Bernardo Arevalo for blatantly misrepresenting Donald Trump's comments on migrants and absurdly suggesting people have a fundamental right to come to the U.S. O'Keefe also suggests migrants' lives might be in danger in the U.S. if Trump wins in November. They also highlight the painfully predictable results of California raising the minimum wage for fast food workers to $20 per hour. Finally, they offer a toast to longtime Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was the Democrats' vice presidential nominee in 2000 and, just as significantly, a guest on 3 Martini Lunch in 2022. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Factor Meals https://factormeals.com/3ML50 Get after your goals with Factor Meals. Use code 3ML50 to save 50% today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

RFK Jr.'s Radical Running Mate, Biden Mulls Major Amnesty, Anti-Semitism Stains Stanford

Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum and host of the "High Noon" podcast is in for Jim. First, Inez and Greg assess Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s choice of Nicole Shanahan as his running mate and her startling record of supporting pro-criminal district attorneys and other initiatives aimed at softening penalties for even the worst offenders. But will picking a lefty help Kennedy draw more votes away from Biden? Next, they recoil as Politico reports Biden is considering amnesty for people who came to this country illegally more than 10 years ago and have family members or others who are citizens who might "suffer" if they were deported. Inez calls this DACA Part 2 but suspects the public reaction would be far more negative this time around. Finally, they highlight an Atlantic story documenting the brazen anti-Semitism at Stanford University ever since the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas in October - from personnel calling for the murder of President Biden to a speaker singling out Jewish students at a mandatory freshman lecture and more. Inez explains why this was the natural progression of leftism on campus and what steps could easily be taken to shake academia out of it's radical activism. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Factor Meals https://factormeals.com/3ML50 Get after your goals with Factor Meals. Use code 3ML50 to save 50% today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Baltimore Bridge Disaster, Trump's Lower Bond, Biden Betrays Israel, NBC Revolts Over Ronna

Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim today. Today, they cover four stories for the price of three martinis. Before getting to the official martinis, Andy and Greg discuss the cargo ship hitting and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Andy cautions people from jumping to conclusions but also warns authorities not to rule out anything publicly just for the sake of trying to keep people calm. Next, Andy breaks down Monday's appeals court decision in New York, which reduced Donald Trump's bond in the civil fraud case to $175 million. Andy says it was a good decision but explains why the bond should be even lower. Then, they unload on President Biden and his advisers for abandoning Israel by allowing a United Nations ceasefire resolution to pass out of the UN Security Council. Biden has been growing colder and colder towards Israel in an effort to shore up votes, but Andy explains how Biden is simply continuing the Obama-era policy of appointing Islamists to influential government positions. Finally, they get a kick out of NBC and MSNBC anchors blasting their own bosses on the air for making former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel a paid contributor. Watching all the MSNBC personalities pretend the uproar is about something other than hiring a Republican is very amusing. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Factor Meals https://factormeals.com/3ML50 Get after your goals with Factor Meals. Use code 3ML50 to save 50% today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Truth About Screens & Social Media, Rep. Gallagher Abandons Constituents, Blasey Ford is Back

Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum and host of the "High Noon" podcast is in for Jim. First, they react to Dr. Jonathan Haidt's latest writings and research confirming the devastating impact that 24/7 exposure to screens, the internet, and social media have had on Gen Z. The finding are terrible but knowing the facts is very helpful. So what are the lessons should take away from what we've learned over the past 17 years since the iPhone came out and just how much damage has been done to the young people who served as guinea pigs for this massive shift in technology. Next, they react to Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher not only deciding not to run for re-election but to resign from Congress next month. Not only that, it appears he is postponing his resignation just long enough to prevent a special election to fill his seat, so it will stay vacant until November. Colorado's Ken Buck did the same thing earlier this month. Greg wonders why these two GOP members are selfishly leaving their constituents high and dry (as did Kevin McCarthy late last year) instead of honoring their commitments. However, Inez says the Republicans brought this dysfunction upon themselves by constantly ignoring their base, which now has a louder voice with such a slim House majority in place. Finally, they groan as Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during high school without one stitch of evidence is now back with a book allegedly telling her story. Greg and Inez blast what appears to be the left's political long game in convincing the public over time that Blasey Ford really was a victim. And Inez highlights that on many college campuses, men are still often treated far worse than Kavanaugh. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Factor Meals https://factormeals.com/3ML50 Get after your goals with Factor Meals. Use code 3ML50 to save 50% today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Border Rush in El Paso, Green Agenda Choking Freedom, Palestinian Poll Ruins Dem Narrative

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today. Today, Jon and Greg tackle three lousy martinis centered on the critical issues of national security and basic economic freedoms. First, they react to Thursday's horrifying rush of illegal aliens towards Texas National Guard troops and our border fence in El Paso, Texas. And despite this lawlessness, many of those people were allowed into the U.S. Next, they fume over President Biden's EPA announcing new emissions standards that would force electric vehicles to be a significant majority of new car purchases by 2032. Not only does this strangle economic choice but it's pure fantasy that our power grid can handle that massive surge in demand within a few years. And what if EV emissions are actually worse than those of regular cars? A new study suggests that's actually the case. Finally, they analyze a new poll of Palestinians which proves the Democrats' narrative on the Middle East is a lie. Palestinians do not condemn Hamas and they don't want peace with Israel. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

Sen. Kennedy vs. Gun Grabbing Judge, Afghan Debacle Worse Than Thought, Defending Cannibalism?

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today. Today, Jon and Greg break down one thoroughly enjoyable congressional hearing, an utterly infuriating one, and perhaps the craziest martini of all time. But before the martinis, they provide a brief update on Jim's latest reporting, including the closest he's been to intense Russian bombings in Ukraine. Thankfully, Jim is fine, but please keep praying for his safety and for the Ukrainian people. In today's martinis, Jon and Greg appreciate Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy's master class in exposing President Biden's radical judicial nominees. This week he flummoxed Judge Nancy Maldonado by highlighting her call for an assault weapons ban in a previous job and making her prove she has no idea what she means by "assault weapons." Next, they head to a House hearing in which former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley admits the Taliban has butchered a good number of our Afghan allies and that he and others in the Biden administration never knew how many Americans were in Afghanistan at the time of the withdrawal debacle so they had no idea how many were still there when the military left. They also highlight testimony from former CentCom Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who admitted, "When I received the order to withdraw the US military, I was not ordered to plan to get U.S. citizens out, our allies out, or evacuate our embassy." Finally, just one week after "right-wing influencers" were accused of falsely stating some Haitian gangs engaged in cannibalism (even though they were right), the push is now on to defend the hideous practice. NewScientist.com laments that in contrast to zombie movies and characters like Hannibal Lecter, "positive stories of cannibals are few and far between." They also claim our primitive ancestors ate their dead as a sign of respect. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

The Texas Border Battle & the Courts, Fight Over the TikTok Bill, Why Do Squatters Have Rights?

Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim. Andy & Greg tackle thorny issues from securing the border to banning TikTok to people losing their homes to squatters. First, they react to the whiplash of the U.S. Supreme Court initially staying the Texas legislation allowing the state to arrest and deport illegal aliens, then allowing the law to into effect, and now an appellate court putting it on hold again due to another challenge. Andy explains why the legal gears grind slowly and why the issue should not ideally be decided by the courts. Next, they dig into legislation that would ban "foreign adversary-controlled applications." The immediate goal is to ban TikTok or force its parent company to sever ties with the Chinese Communist Party. The app is Chinese spyware and also fills the minds of young people with poisonous ideas. But is the currebt legislation the best vehicle to make that happen or does it potentially threaten the speech rights of American citizens? Finally, they explore the horrifying trend of homeowners finding squatters living in their houses. The squatters have no lease or any other legal justification to be there but the laws in New York and other places make it extremely difficult for property owners to have the intruders removed. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

The Bill of Rights Does Not Protect the Government, It Protects Us from the Government

Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim. Andy joins Greg at a perfect time to break down three big legal stories. First, they react to Monday's oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court about whether the government can pressure social media platforms to delete or reduce visibility for posts containing what the government deems misinformation or disinformation. And they specifically recoil as Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson worries that ruling against the feds will end up having "the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways in the most important time periods." Andy and Greg stress that is the whole point of the First Amendment, and Andy explains the left's very disturbing trend of trying to make courts believe the Bill of Rights applies to the government the same way it does to individuals. Next, they look at Donald Trump's dilemma in New York City, where the former president says he cannot post the $454 million bond in the judgment against him in the civil fraud trial. Andy says this is an unusual case in that there are no alleged victims and he explains why the size of the judgment is absurdly high. Finally, they react to Washington state no longer requiring prospective attorneys to pass the bar exam, saying the test "disproportionally and unnecessarily blocks” marginalized groups from becoming attorneys. Andy may surprise you with his opinion about the necessity of the bar exam but he does worry about where the rationale for this change will eventually lead. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Moink https://moinkbox.com/martini Visit today to get one year of the best Bacon you’ll ever taste free. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Voters Reject Biden Migrant Flights, The Trump-Media 'Bloodbath', The Dems' Kamala Problem

Inez Stepman of the Independent Women's Forum and host of the "High Noon" podcast is in for Jim. Today, Inez and Greg discuss discerning voters, a thoroughly dishonest mainstream media, and the Dems getting awfully defensive about Kamala Harris. First, they welcome a new poll showing 60 percent of likely voters opposing the Biden administration flying hundreds of thousands of migrants into the U.S. who have no legal justification for being here. And 46 percent strongly oppose it. They also take time to slam Senate GOP leadership for being so out of touch with the public and even their own members by thinking the Senate immigration bill would be acceptable to most Republicans. Next, they dissect the absurdly dishonest media reporting that Donald Trump promised a "bloodbath" for this country if he is not elected in November, when the context of the quote makes it painfully obvious he was saying the auto industry would see a bloodbath if Biden gets four more years. They also discuss how there are a dwindling number of places to find the truth in situations like these. Finally, they get a kick out of the left excoriating anti-Trump Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker for suggesting Vice President Kamala Harris should step down from the ticket because the VP's deep unpopularity creates another liability for a president who has quite a few already. The response to Parker's suggestion consisted of the typical accusations of racism, misogyny, and everything except the actual merits of the argument. Inez explains why she finds it "beautiful" to see the left coming face-to-face with the reality that Harris was hired based on diversity instead of competence and the results are disastrous. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. ZBiotics https://zbiotics.com/3ML Visit today and save 15% at checkout with code 3ML.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Bernie's Economic Pipe Dream, Blaming Beef for Droughts, Navigating the Electoral Doldrums

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today as he and Greg serve up a full round of bad/crazy martinis after giving a well-deserved shoutout to Florida for showing it is possible to interdict illegal immigration. In their first crazy martini, they highlight Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introducing legislation lowering the work week to just 32 hours but also demanding no drop in pay. In addition to the economic insanity, Jon points out that this runs afoul of America's strong work ethic. They also roll their eyes at the latest story suggesting Americans need to stop eating so much beef and dairy because it's supposedly responsible for the low water levels in the western U.S. because so much is needed to grow the plants that cattle eat. Jon and Greg are not buying that premise and suggest some more obvious reasons that water levels are down. Finally, they dig into Jon's latest column for Discourse magazine focusing on how man Americans are less than enthused about a Biden-Trump rematch. Jon explains what that apathy might mean in 2024 and why it's important to vote even if you don't love your options at the top of the ticket. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Blowing up Dems' Voter ID Lies, Schumer Undermines Israel, Media Malpractice Over Haiti

Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today as he and Greg enjoy a fantastic good martini, an infuriating bad one, and more media insanity. First, Jon and Greg sit back and relish Texas Republican Rep. Wesley Hunt savaging the Democrats' talking points that requiring voters to present a photo ID to vote is somehow racist, discriminatory, or burdensome. Rep. Hunt effectively and cleverly refers to his own experience as a black man in procuring photo ID's and the proof in Georgia that secure elections don't equal voter suppression. Then, they unload on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for castigating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Senate floor, with Schumer labeling Netanyahu an "obstacle to peace" and demanding new elections in Israel. And while he demands new elections and a change in Israeli leadership, Schumer assures us that the U.S. would never, ever interfere in those elections. Finally, they react with horror to the gang-fueled anarchy unfolding in Haiti and the humanitarian crisis that seems headed our way. But they also pause to note the insanity of NBC News blasting "right wing influencers" for pointing out some of these gangs have a history of cannibalism - rather than criticizing the gangs themselves. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

The Hur Report vs. the Hill, Bucking House GOP Leaders, Will RFK Jr. Run with Aaron Rodgers?

Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim today. Andy and Greg dive into the law, congressional politics, and how the presidential campaign and the NFL might intersect this year. First, Andy analyzes Special Counsel Robert Hur's Tuesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. He explains why Adam Schiff was dead wrong to suggest Hur was playing politics by discussing Biden's faulty memory in his report on Biden's mishandling of classified information. He also dismisses Rep. Jayapal and others for wrongly insisting that the Hur report "exonerates" Biden, noting the facts of the report and that it's not the job of a prosecutor to exonerate anyone. But in reflecting on questions from the GOP side and the report itself, Andy outlines why he thinks Hur's ultimate conclusions were wrong. Next, they react to Colorado Rep. Ken Buck announcing his impending resignation from the House of Representatives. The move will leave the GOP with an even slimmer 218-213 margin with four special elections still to come. Andy suggests this move is quite telling about the battle for the future of the Republican Party. Finally, they get a kick out of reports that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is speaking "pretty continuously" with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers about Rodgers serving as Kennedy's running mate for his independent presidential bid. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

Hur's Testimony & Biden's Lies, Terrorists & Our Porous Border, 'Dumbed Down' Intel for Trump?

Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim and provides a wealth of historical and first-hand context to our three topics today. First, Andy and Greg assess Special Counsel Robert Hur's testimony surrounding the timeline confusion in Biden's testimony over allegations that he mishandled classified information. Hur's testimony puts the lie to Biden's angry denunciation that he was asked when his son died. Instead, Biden volunteered it and got it wrong. Andy also points out that Biden was found to be mishandling sensitive information for decades, including his time in the Senate. And he explains why Biden being in possession of classified info from his Senate days proves that Biden - and not his staff - is responsible for him having those documents. He also provides critical background information into another notorious example of a Democrat being caught red-handed illegally taking classified information. Next, they shudder as FBI Director Christopher Wray confirms in Senate testimony that the bureau is actively investigating allegations that human smugglers with ties to ISIS are actively moving people at our southern border. Andy says this should come as no surprise and he shares the stunning immigration enforcement incompetence that allowed the terrorist mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to enter the U.S. illegally - even after being directly linked to a high-profile assassination overseas. Finally, they zero in on California Rep. Adam Schiff suggesting that Donald Trump should received "dumbed down" intelligence reports as the GOP presidential nominee because of the classified charges pending against him. Andy says this would not be the first time the intel community played favorites in a presidential election involving Trump, and he recalls why Schiff is the least credible advocate for this argument against the former president. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com/martini Use code Martini to save an additional 15% off on your first order.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

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