The Decline and Fall of Globalism. With the success of Donald Trump in America, Nigel Farage in Britain and the rise of Marine Le Pen in France, the historic swing towards enlightened economic nationalism appears well underway in the West. We review the hopeful prospects for Western Civilization with Tom Tancredo and listen to Henry Kissinger describe Trump as the "most unique" president-elect of his lifetime with "no baggage" nor "obligation to any particular group." Plus, we consider the famous discourse on Propaganda by Edward Bernays, who held that an "invisible government" which manipulates the opinions of the masses "is the true ruling power of our country." Could today's rioters and protesters be seen as unwitting victims of the sophisticated emotional manipulation techniques of our mainstream media? The cast of Hamilton included? Also, we ponder the elite "Therapy Dog" phenomenon and amusing Starbucks Cup counter-protests. With Listener Calls and Music via Patricia Kaas, St. Etienne, Elton John, George Harrison and Jason Isbell.
Will Sanctuary Cities soon come to an end in the Trump Era? A visit with former Congressman Tom Tancredo on the 2016 election results and what positive changes may be in store for the "rule of law" in America. How quickly can Donald Trump expunge President Obama's controversial executive actions on Immigration? What role have Sanctuary Cities played in America's raging heroin epidemic? And how will pro-amnesty Establishment Republicans -- such as Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell -- manage the forthcoming Trump Presidency? Plus, we review the mainstream media's cynical and divisive approach to racial issues and marvel at the bullying efforts now being directed at Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue, for having agreed to perform at the upcoming Trump Inaugural. With Listener Calls and Music via Shakira, the Wreckers, Justin Moore and the Beatles.
Future Vice President Mike Pence gets lectured and hectored by the Broadway cast of the Hamilton musical during a recent performance. We review the controversies that have ensued and take a historical look at the real Alexander Hamilton -- whom we suggest had much in common with President-Elect Donald Trump per economic, trade and foreign policy principles. Meanwhile, we puzzle over the allegedly "pro-diversity" Hamilton producer's recent casting call for "non-white" actors only. Something off-key about that? Plus, we consider Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for Attorney General, and ask why the New York Times is suddenly adding his middle name to its related reportage. To wit, "Beauregard." We also ask why commentator David Brooks has not yet kept his word and moved to Canada. Is there some delay? With Listener Calls and Music via Paul McCartney, Mike Ness, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown.
Matt Dunn guest host of the Kelley & Kafer program. A look at the new opportunities for GOP leadership in the Trump Era -- on immigration, trade, an America First foreign policy and the overarching concepts of national sovereignty. Could the emboldened new GOP thus expand its base? Create a decisive majority? We listen to Nigel Farage of Brexit fame discuss the end of globalism, as we ask whatever happened to the sense of noblesse oblige between Western elites and the citizens of their own countries. Meanwhile, rapper Kanye West belatedly, but impressively, endorses Donald Trump. Also, notes on Trump's forthcoming "Victory Tour" through formerly blue states. Why not Colorado?
Matt Dunn guest host of the Kelley & Kafer program. Details of our modest legislative proposal mandating "Therapy Dogs" for stricken and depressed Beltway Elites. A good time for compassion? We review the corrupt CNN's ongoing attitudinizing towards the nascent Trump Administration, with specimens from correspondent Jim Acosta. Will the bubble-bound mainstream media ever develop capacities of self-awareness? Notes on future Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a true American hero. Meanwhile, we ask, could Mitt Romney salvage the Veterans Administration? Or possibly serve as Deputy Assistant Undersecretary for Therapy Dogs? With additional thoughts on the Temperament of Donald Trump.
Matt Dunn guest host of the Kelley & Kafer program. Too much winning? Both Ford Motor Company and Apple Inc. are already signaling positive adaptations to the Era of Trump, as they pivot towards domestic production. Also, sundry notes on "Fake News" and evolving media psychoses and the latest "cabinet" information from the Trump Transition Team. Does the disgraced Mitt Romney deserve a high-level appointment? With pointed thoughts on Megyn Kelly's new book and the "low integrity" Jeb Bush. Plus, some helpful preparation concepts for a happy Thanksgiving.
The good-natured in-studio "Trump Rally" continues with our merry band of grassroots Deplorables and Irredeemables. We sample Donald Trump's acceptance speech and review his all-time best tweet, rendered on October 11th, at the lowest and bleakest point of his campaign: "Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win -- I will teach them!" An altogether amazing statement, given the circumstances. Also, we listen to Newt Gingrich consign the "little whiny sniveling negative cowards" known as "Never Trump" to "the ashbin of history." And we ask, why did Trump choose "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones as his campaign anthem? Cognitive Dissonance? With Listener Calls and Music via Journey, Jethro Tull, Van Halen, Lawrence Welk, Brad Paisley, The Smiths, Johnny Cash and The New Seekers. Plus, more Yodeling.
Celebrating Donald Trump's Victory with a merry band of Deplorables. A Packed Full House joins us in the Backbone Radio Studios: Trump Campaign volunteers, Veterans for Trump & Colorado Women for Trump & Colorado Sportsmen for Trump. Plus assorted other happy & hardworking "Friends in Low Places." A helpful media montage of the 2016 campaign, from the days when the Ruling Classes laughed at Trump all the way to their stunned reactions to our present historic moment. Glorious. Making America Great Again, against all the odds. Plus, our visit with Paterfamilias John Andrews. With Listener Calls and Music via Patsy Cline, the Derailers, ABBA, Garth Brooks, Tom Petty, the Beatles, R.E.M. and Neil Finn.
Victory Lap: A Modest Backbone Radio Celebration of Donald Trump's Historic Win. Our shocking prediction from 18 Months Ago has now come to pass. Trump has defeated the Clinton and Bush Dynasties, the corrupt mainstream media, the pollsters and the Establishments of both political parties. Not to mention President Obama, the disgraced Mitt Romney and egregious "Never Trump" cohort. We reflect upon our last 18 Months of effort on behalf of the Trump Train. Some notes on the "winning" leadership qualities of the President-Elect: Courage, Conviction, Perseverance and a lot of good old-fashioned Hard Work. What it takes to MAGA. Also, Trump's all-time best tweet set to the Dances With Wolves soundtrack. We listen to mistaken media personages "eat crow" as we "surf the polls" one more time. And we dispense sympathy towards the propagandized hallucinations of sundry protesters. With Listener Calls and Music via the Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam, Oasis, the Westbound Rangers, John Lennon, Zac Brown and the Trashmen. Plus, some Yodeling.
Shakespeare, the Battle of Agincourt and the Speech on Saint Crispin's Day. Notes on the "historic triumph" of Donald Trump, come what may upon Election Day. Radio host reflections from an unwavering eighteen months on the Trump Train. The ups and downs, the deceits and falsehoods, the manufactured realities, the lessons in propaganda, the unstable and also the nobly steadfast in the ongoing battle to save a Sovereign America -- against the globalist odds. Gauging the prospects for Freedom, Liberty and the Constitution of the United States. Conrad Black's conclusions on the corruption, incompetence and venality of the American Political Class. Evaluating David Brooks' hate-filled pronouncements on the "gene pool" of Trump Supporters. Plus, a visit with Coy Ebell, Co-Chair of Colorado Veterans for Trump. With Listener Calls and Music via P!nk, Kenny Loggins, John Denver, the Rolling Stones and Dwight Yoakam.