November Grab Bag

Hello darkness my old friend. We are in the moist glorious time of the year, when the clocks are restored to normalcy. There’s nothing more invigorating than going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Some people hate this time of year, but autumn is by far my favorite season, followed by winter. I like the shorter days particularly. This is something that has always been true for me, even as a kid. It’s probably a biology thing, as I learned over the summer. The Danes are also big fans of the hygge time of year.

At the Mencken Conference, a few people asked if I was ever going to do interviews on the podcast. I’ve always said no, but maybe I should reconsider. It keeps coming up for a reason, so maybe it is something I could do well. I’ve always just assumed I’d not be good at it, but I could be wrong about that. My assumption is you need to have a strong interest in the person in order to interview them, but maybe that’s wrong. It could be the other way around, where a good interview requires a distance between the interviewer and guest.

I’ll think about it some more, but I’m also pleased with how things are now. It took a while to get it right, but I’m generally satisfied with the results. I’m also seeing steady growth in listenership now. Part of it is I’ve made the show available on a wide range of systems, like Spotify, which is big with younger people. It turns out that iHeart is popular with people who listen in cars. Who knew? There’s a big European podcast network that is like the iTunes of Europe. Still, I think the simple format and style works best for me too.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below. I’m now on Spotify, so the millennials can tune in when not sobbing over white privilege and toxic masculinity.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening (Music)
  • 02:00: The Last Election
  • 12:00: Order Versus Openness (Link) (Link)
  • 22:00: The War On Whiteness (Link) (Link)
  • 32:00: Everyday Cat Lady (Link)
  • 42:00: We Have Always Been At War With Trolls (Link)
  • 47:00: Brave New World (Link)
  • 52:00: Stranger In Our Own Lands (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link) (Music)

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Member

Will listen later. Just wanted to comment that there is another November grab bag and it involves ballots in Broward and Maricopa counties. The other day you mentioned the Left seizing power. It seems to be happening right now.

Dutch
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Dutch

Another thing people will be expected to pretend not to see, when it is happening right in front of them.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Idaho voted 60% for Medicaid expansion. The free market fundamentalism of the Tea Party is dead and buried. The sooner the Right comes up with a single-payer plan that discourages degeneracy, the better.

Guest
Guest
Guest

At this point in time why wouldn’t they? Fedgov covers 93% of the cost of Medicaid expansion through 2022, as opposed to 57% of the cost of “normal” Medicaid. The economic reality is that the taxpayers in the red states which declined expansion are subsidizing the costs of free Medicaid insurance for non-taxpayers in blue states while simultaneously screwing their own poor. This was *the* issue that could have turned purple states back to red and Republicans didn’t even bother to try. In Colorado, Medicaid expansion added 550,000 people to the Medicaid rolls at a cost of approximately $1B dollars.… Read more »

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Well, actress Alyssa Milano offered to donate both (!) of her kidneys to Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

We must all obey whatever actresses demand, so Republicans, get to work!
Single payer now!

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Not the problem. Try getting a price quote from a hospital or clinic ahead of time and get them to stick to it. Good luck. If a grocery store operated the same way a hospital does, the police would shut them down for price fixing and racketeering. Or vastly different prices for the same consumable item like a bag of Saline. If you are given a bag of Saline in a ambulance, it costs you $800.00. The same bag given to you in a clinc is around $2.00. The scorpion antivenom shot costs around $10,000.00. If you buy it in… Read more »

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Exactly.

Karl Denninger has been raging about this practice for years now.

People who advocate for having the government take over healthcare are just advocating for shoveling more money into the hole.

The fact of the matter is that you are never going to get better medical care for as many people as possible – by just using the government to either extract more money from taxpayers – or print more money to feed the beast.

You get more and better medical care by making it cost less.

Guest
Guest
Guest

We’re talking about two different issues. You’re talking about the cost of healthcare. I’m talking about forcing blue-state residents to pay for the economic costs of their feelgood votes to expand Medicare through their own state budgets, rather than foisting 93% of the costs onto Fedgov.

Voting to expand Medicaid in your state feels good when there are no costs out of your pocket. It feels less good if it costs you $5k or $10k per year in taxes.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

LOL.

The Bader Ginsberg thing is turning into a real-life reprise of Weekend at Bernies.

What’s next – are they going to have somebody wear her on their chest like that commercial a few years back with two guys shoved into the same sweater …. so that somebody can wave her arms around for her and make it look like she’s still alive?

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

And much thanks, Guest, for laying out the nefarious Obamacare Plan.

I started thinking about the many institutions wrecked by the converged Left.

The Long March through the institutions has become a Sherman’s March.

thekrustykurmudgeon
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Z – are you familiar with the new republic? I always thought of it as more “honest” liberalism. If “the nation” was too foaming at the mouth, TNR was your magazine.

Chiron
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Chiron

Michael Leeden is a really evil bastard, he was one of the Neocons responsibles for the Iran-Contra affair and the Iraq War.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

Not all of Nixon’s “law and order” talk was directed toward blacks. There was also plenty of public disgust at the “anti-war” white kid riots at colleges and elsewhere. The big fracas in Chicago at the 1968 Democrat convention was still stuck in people’s minds two years later.

jwm
Guest

Forgive the OT.
Gerard Vanderleun lost his home and all possessions in the Camp Fire. Paradise is burned. A visit to American Digest (& the tip jar) may be in order.

JWM

Tax Slave
Guest

Another fun and fact filled podcast. Thanks Zman!

Ice Goose
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Ice Goose

Nice to see you on Spotify! Super convenient for me, until you get banned for badthought.

Chiron
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Chiron

The Atlantic was once a respectable White Anglo-Saxon Protestant magazine for the New England liberal elites.

Since it was bought by the Jew Jeffrey Goldberg it has devolved into a laughable tabloid trying to sell hardcore Zionist Jew apartheid and Palestinian genocide – and White Genocide – to the remnants of the White upper middle classes. Goldberg actually hired George W. Bush’s old speechwriter David Frum, who coined the term “Axis of Evil” to get Americans to destroy Israel’s enemies, Iraq and Iran. Why? Because Judaism is a racist hate cult that wants to murder Arabs particularly and Muslims in general.

Member

Goldberg is in charge but I think it’s actually owned by the widow of Steve Jobs…

Member

I was at Target the other day. A woman and I came head-to-head in a clogged aisle with our buggies and stopped. Then, instead of backing up and waiting for her to go, I went ahead, causing her to back up and wait for me. She said, “It used to be ladies first.” I said, “times change.” She snipped, “I can see that.” 2 years ago I’d have felt like a heel (as the old movies put it). I no longer care. We’ve got to show them that when you gain something, you lose something too.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Women don’t like it when you point things like that out. A couple of years ago I was at a party and a number of women started bitching about the newly enacted transgender bathroom bills. I overheard the conversation and piped in with ” I blame all of that on women”. One of them got all irate and started somewhat angrily asking why. I told them : ” well when was the last time you saw a bunch of straight white males marching along with a rainbow banner protesting for this kind of thing? It’s never men who want this… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

What a cad! Proud of acting like a rude jerk? Sad times in our country. Men and women are very confused on how to act with dignity and courtesy.

Member

Well Ursula, to give you a bit of detail. When we stopped, her demeanor showed entitlement. I thought, not any more ladies. And went first. Mind you this was all perceived and acted upon in an instant. I wasn’t out to make a political statement. If she’d softened her look, as those situations call for both parties to do, I might have done the proper thing.

Member

That is absolutely true. Men open doors for me all the time and I’m 50. I’m no spring chicken but I’m still attractive and I’m nice to them. It’s not that hard. And my impression is that men really want to do these things but they don’t want to do it for a b****

Ursula
Guest
Ursula

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve encountered a scowling man or woman and with a gentle courteous gesture on my part, I’ve observed their face change to one that recognizes with gratitude and reciprocates the kindness offered them. Even if they don’t return the gesture, acting like a lady or a gentleman is a reward in itself.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Yes, miss, we do the right thing cuz it’s the right thing to do.

Member

I also look much younger than my actual age. My question is this: if I can legally take ten years off my birth certificate, does this mean I have to give up my pension until I “reach” retirement age? I have a feeling this could bite that Dutchman in the ass.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

If he can take off twenty years – then i want to know how to add 16 so I can just retire with the Social Security payment I’d get when I was 70 years old.

Peter
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Peter

I love the autumn by far as well. Like spring and winter. Hate the heat and the ennui of summer.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Is it humid where you live (during Summer)?

Lester Fewer
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Lester Fewer

No legal scholar here, and I know this flies in the face of actual historical practice, but shouldn’t the 14th Amendment have been retired as effectively a dead letter circa 1920 or so? The explicit purpose of it was to resolve and clarify, with finality and constitutional authority (hence an amendment rather than a batch of laws) the legal citizenship status of the freedmen. Once the first generation of freedmen had passed on, and the citizenship of their offspring was not in question, the 14th had effectively served its purpose and was in essence obsolete. Foreign immigrants who enter legally… Read more »

Member

You can have mine. It has done me no good whatsoever.

Babe Ruthless
Guest
Babe Ruthless

Holy shit, this is a textbook example, just from today, of the totalitarian scare tactics described in the podcast:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/02/two-men-arrested-london-on-suspicion-of-plotting-terror-attacks

The Zman is becoming more and more like Huxley and Orwell: half the people out there regard him as a warning, half use him as a how-to manual.

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

Haven’t listened to the podcast yet, so I don’t know if this is OT, but I get a sense of agitation in the air, about many things associated with the election. One of them is the new acting AG and the Mueller investigation. I think Mueller is a big Maguffin. This guy Whitaker seems to be an authority on the Clinton Foundation and the law around such “charitable” organizations. I see Whitaker as a huge throwing down of a gauntlet by Trump in the Clintons’ direction. The talk of “we can investigate too” and “stay tuned” coming from DJT. I’m… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Guest

My read on this is that Trump nominated a bulldog like Whitaker knowing that it will force the Senate to confirm his next AG. With some luck Trump learned his lesson with Sessions and will appoint a loyalist this time. Hopefully Whitaker will be kept on to clean house at the DoJ.

I went to law school with Whitaker, btw.

Alzaebo
Guest
Alzaebo

A commentor at Heartiste:
“He hired Bane!”

Alzaebo
Guest
Alzaebo

Something else nobody brought up:
Whitey Bulger was suddenly moved to a new facility, and murdered 14 hours after entry. In his cell, so somebody had access.

Mueller’s old friend! On or near the day Mueller was hit with a 28-page indictment. About which, of course, the MSM says nada.

Rcocean
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Rcocean

You’re completely wrong about Nixon in 1968, but then you weren’t alive then and I was. People were tired not just with Black crime, they were tired of white crime. All kinds of Crime exploded in the 1960s because of the liberal police/prison policies and tolerance toward drugs and Student Protests. People were also damn upset at riots, both at Chicago and in the black inner cities. Nobody but a fool thought black people were stealing TV’s because they were upset about MLK being assassinated. As for Wallace, your statement that he ran as an “explicit racist” sounds like something… Read more »

Member

You are correct, sir. I also lived through this era and paid close attention as a young adult. When thinking back on Mr. Wallace, I’d say Trump’s attitudes and vociferous mannerisms are much closer to Wallace than to Reagan.Unlike Wallace, Trump is not afraid to revile the media right to their faces.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Which social issue is he talking about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C-kBVggFrs ?

Rcocean
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Rcocean

You Idiot. We’re talking about the 1968 Campaign – not 1962. If you don’t understand the difference – I’m not going to explain it to you. Even on the Z-blog you can’t get away from the gammas.

karl Mchungus
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karl Mchungus

Zman, here’s a Fall themed song appropriate for your upcoming move: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk9QFRvVQQ0

Member

That’s a cool album cover Mchungus. Reminds me of my parents’ album collection. Lots of Ray Conniff, with sexy, soft looking women in whispy romantic poses. Of course, now, women would be complaining about how that Tom Rush album only showed half the woman’s face, OBSCURED by a man! We’ve messed up women so bad. Like letting puppies free to roam the busy highway. This album, and song, was my childhood. This is the sound of a country that got along and cared about each other. I can’t even listen to it now without getting a lump in my throat.… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Guest
Karl McHungus

interesting info 🙂

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

“Like letting puppies free to roam the busy highway.”
Classic

Rcocean
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Rcocean

Nice turtleneck.

Moran ya Simba
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Moran ya Simba

I always enjoy these podcasts by the Soul Proprietor. One thing, then we get to the meat and potatoes, which you guys are not gonna like; fall, automn, whatever, definitely NOT my favorite time. I went to college in NYC and know what DC is like in the middle of the hot, steamy summer. So I get why eastcoasters south of Northern Quebec arent big summer fans (neither are northern Quebeckers, b/c polar bears come ashore and eat whatever’s in their way). But to me the fall is just….a downer. Winter, though, full thumbs up! And yes I believe that… Read more »

Glenfilthie
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Glenfilthie

I wonder if we are not maybe jumping at shadows. I see the libertarian types screaming about loss of privacy all the time, but – think about it. What is Alexa going to hear as she monitors your household conversations? The old lady b*tching at you because you drink too much? You barking at her because she spends too much? Your daughter on the phone with her boyfriend? Surveilling your average family would drive the bad guys nuts with boredom. Look: the people arrayed against us don’t need proof or evidence or justification to act against us. They’ll just do… Read more »

Ripple
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Ripple

In fairness to the feminists they are also focused on money along with their genitalia, i.e., their obsession with “equal pay.”

Arthur Sido
Guest

Another great podcast, but one complaint/suggestion. Your normal voice audio is pretty quiet so in the car I have the volume turned pretty far up but that boom between segments about deafened me.

Drake
Guest
Drake

Here in NJ, they effectively gerrymandered the GOP out of existence. My district (NJ 5) is a joke now.