Here's a new one for you guys. I cover everything related to North Carolina’s governor fully reopening the state with no mask mandate and no capacity restrictions. I have questions. Lots of them.
I tried to include the transcript, but there's a 15,000 character limit here, so I'll try and post that on the blog site . . . for those who prefer to read. ;)
Let's chat and catch up on all the things! Set your alarm for 9pm (EDT), 6pm (PDT). See ya then!
Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a catch-up this morning on all the things!
Two years ago, yesterday . . . Tweeted from the Raleigh, NC Police Department:
"Protesting is a non-essential activity."
This, following a #ReOpenNC rally at the State Capitol which was broken up by Raleigh City Police, NC Capital Police, and NC State Troopers. I had walked that day the two miles from my place to observe the rally from the perimeter. I couldn't participate, as it's illegal in NC to open-carry a firearm at a protest event. Nevertheless, I had some questions for the officers who remained after the area was cleared. (In the attached video.) You can hear one of the officers call me out for wearing my sidearm. I explained that I was just out for my daily exercise. 😏
Meanwhile, the state-owned liquor stores and Planned Parenthood abortion mills remained open as "essential" businesses, while I was declared "non-essential" for the next 15 months.
This podcast is a little different, as Steve (TPC) is being interviewed by a former colleague in the music game, James Newcomb. James played in one of Steve's bands for several months, back a few years ago. He’s now living in Vietnam, (from where he conducted this interview, 11 times zones away), and while still playing trumpet, he also runs a podcast production and consulting business.
James dabbles in a lot of areas in his own blogging and podcast efforts, including all things related to trumpet and music entrepreneurism, but he also veers off into the forbidden territories of politics and religion, on occasion. In this podcast, he spends a lot of time on the effect of COVID lockdowns on Steve's own music business, and also drags out a few other personal things about Steve that he may have never shared with the TPC audience. And, they do also talk a little about “trumpet” stuff.
You can find more of James’ interviews, here:
I'm excited to finally bring you a project I've been intending to embark upon for over a year -- an audio podcast series of the letters exchanged between America's Founding Fathers. The first of these will be the complete series of letters between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson . . . read by yours truly. (It will take several months to complete this first series.)
I hope you enjoy and share, widely,
It's true . . . and do you know why? Memes, like humor, both require an element of truth for them to be both effective and/or funny. This one is a perfect example. Even though it says "the GOP," which should probably more properly say "the Right," the fact is, we'd all just laugh at the idea, encourage them to lock-n-load, and welcome them to the gun range. (All those extra sales are good for the industry, and picking up the free guns and ammo from the dead on the battlefield is always a bonus.)
1st - We'd win over far more of them, once they got the feel for both the gun and the culture.
2nd - exactly at WHO would they use those weapons to "defend their reproductive rights?" I'm open to suggestion . . . but, are they talking about murdering Supreme Court Justices? Legislators? Trump? Holding an AR-15 to their date, making him wear a condom . . . or pull out in time? Or, make him pay for their abortion where it's still legal? (What am I missing?)
Seriously, they really can't meme.
Just in from the Senate Sgt at Arms office:
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that former Sergeant at Arms, Michael C. Stenger, passed away this morning." Fox News reports that Stenger had been suffering from cancer.
(Good enough? Will this be the end of the story?)
Still no DC local media coverage. Very odd, since Stenger was a key piece of the overall puzzle on January 6th.
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