Can Establishment "norms" and empty abstractions hold a nation together? Should statesmen and think-tankers look deeper for truer sources of stability? We sample a Free Trade Flashback from George Will, who selflessly places the interests of other nations ahead of our own. We listen to snobbish Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin describe Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa as an "ignoramus" because, among other things, he happens to be from "Iowa." Will such hostile elites ever exhibit signs of a 2016 learning curve? And we ask: Why are the same mistaken media personages still pontificating on the same discredited Sunday Shows? Meanwhile, we review the tragic plight of Hillary-supporter Stephanie Lund, a single-mom who has stopped "dating" and given up hope of "finding a partner" after Trump's election victory. Another victim of media propaganda? Also, we offer additional thoughts on Fake News, Censorship and Russian Conspiracies -- plus our review of the movie Hell or High Water. With Dinosaurs, Christmas Vignettes, Listener Calls and Music via Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Cash and Billy Joe Shaver. In Memoriam: our friend Peter Blake.
December 9, 2016