HLC-085 The Muslim War on Dumpsters...

Welcome to the HLC podcast for September 20, 2016. It’s the Muslim War on Dumpsters edition. We are nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg. Our topics for today are: 1) The bombings in New York and knife attacks in Minnesota – how did two well-assimilated muslims get radicalized? Were they well-assimilated? And what will the two presidential campaigns do now that the national focus has shifted suddenly back to national security? 2) Hillary’s weird vibe – listen to this audio of Hillary responding to the bombing and tell us this doesn’t sound like she’s in more trouble physically than when she was collapsing on September 11. Has she given up? Is she just mailing it in now? And why, after Monday the 19th, does Hillary not have another event on her calendar until the debates one week later? Is it time, with 50 days until the election, to take six days off to prepare for the un-preparable? 3) The media now judges news stories on the presidential race on Donald Trump as racist or lies or both. This is what they call fact-checking. It is what sensible observers call a full court press to prevent the unthinkable. We’ll have our shower thoughts – and pay homage to “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.” And we’ll have our hidden gem from the 1987 movie Bagdad Cafe entitled “I am Calling You.” You can find us at Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast on Facebook or on Twitter at @HLCPodcast. Give us a fat five stars on iTunes and we’ll either come to your house for dinner or let you choose the next hidden gem. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

HLC-084-The Deplorables Podcast...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for September 13, 2016. It’s the (Basket Full of) Deplorables Podcast edition – with nanophycisist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg. Here are our topics for today: I. Hillary engages in deplorable hate speech, calling half of Trump supporters Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. Is this a campaign killer? II. We discuss trigger warnings, and reaction to the Universtiy of Chicago War on Triggers. III. Hillary collapsed on September 11, but didn’t hit the ground when she was caught by members of her secret service detail.   Find us online at harvardlunchclub.com, on twitter @HLCpodcast, and at ricochet.com as part of the ricochet family of podcasts. Please go to itunes and give us a nice, juicy, five star review!!!! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

HLC-083 Hillary’s Immigration Wall...

It’s the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for September 6, 2016 – the Hillary’s Immigration Wall edition. We are nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg and this week we are discussing: Note: Rent-seeking is an economics term that means rigging things so that you get benefits from the economy without contributing productivity to the economy.    1) Todd poached some cuts of the New Yorker’s Adam Davidson talking about why Hillary Clinton and her rent-seeker approach to government is gross and why the Clinton Foundation is gross from the Slate Politcal Gabfest and the lads discuss the notion of a rent-seeking economy and whether Davidson is correct that the system is rigged and it’s gross!!!!   2) Hillary’s Immigration Reform plan, designed to create more illegal aliens and give them, along with those already here, more benefits. Stopa thinks she’ll have to get serious eventually, but Todd says she’ll just use the usual compassion talking points.   We’ll have our shower thoughts… And John Coltrane provides our Hidden Gem. Find us online at harvardlunchclub.com or at Ricochet.com.On Twitter we can be found @toddtalk. Please visit our page on iTunes and give us a nice big fat 35 stars!!!! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

HLC-082-What?! Rob Long Again?!...

It’s the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 30, 2016, the “What? Rob Long Again!?” edition of the HLC Podcast. The Ricochet co-founder and former executive producer of Cheers joins us and updates us (with not so subtle “I-told-you-so’s”) on the sinking of the S.S. Trump. Blub, blub, blub. Mike valiantly argues: “it’s a binary election there are only two choices” and “who cares whether you can look your daughter in the eye after voting” and “are you kidding!? we’re talking about Hillary as the alternative!” And Rob’s riposte is: blub, blub, blub. Rob is of the opinion that Donald Trump is an irredeemable reprobate with a grandiosity complex and sociopathic tendencies. It’s hard to argue given the hole we seem to be in. But you can judge for yourself who wins this round of the Trump vs. NeverTrump Battle Royale. We make the appeal, nevertheless, that the center-right can continue to discuss, commune, drink and think together…and that Ricochet is the place on the web to do that. We also talk about the tragic breakup – revealed only today – between Anthony (Romeo) Wiener and his blushing bride Huma (Juliet) Abedin. What’s the big deal about a little sexting anyway?! It’s the 21st Century for goodness sake! We’ll have our shower thoughts as usual and, with Mike left in charge of the final production of this podcast, a superb hidden gem, namely, the 1981 bootleg recording of Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen in Los Angeles singing Waits’ classic “Jersey Girl.” It is, trust me, orgasmic.   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

HLC-081-What-do-Blacks-Have-to-Lose?...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 24, 2016, it’s the “What the Hell do Blacks Have to Lose?” edition of the podcast! Your hosts are radio talk show guy Todd Feinburg and Tea Party nanophysicist Mike Stopa and this week we welcome back to the HLC podcast Academy Award nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJ Media and author of many books, including I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism is Destroying our Republic if it Hasn’t Already, our friend Roger L. Simon. Donald Trump demonstrated yet again this week that no matter that the entire national and local media are repulsed by his rhetoric and his character, that nevertheless it is he who decides what it is we all talk about. From the speech asserting the need for “extreme vetting” of Muslim refugees before allowing them to come to America, to the appeal to African American voters that they have been systematically, repeatedly, arrogantly dissed and discarded by their Democrat overlords so why not vote for Trump, to the understated visit to the flood ravaged communities of Louisiana, Trump has been the talk of the land. We discuss especially the second of these, namely, what the hell do Black Americans have to lose in casting their vote for and their fate with Donald Trump? Underlying this question is a deeper issue of what is the nature of the insularity and cultural cohesion of the African American community that leads it to vote so consistently and so overwhelmingly for Democrat candidates? Is it all attributable to the history of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Goldwater’s opposition thereto and Nixon’s “southern strategy?” Does the understandable stress of being Black in America lead to a siege mentality where certain...

HLC-080-Jeff Sessions Interview...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for August 16, 2016 with nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg! It’s the Jeff Sessions Interview edition of the podcast in which we go in depth with the 19 year senate veteran from Alabama and discuss his role as an occasional advisor to Donald Trump, his strong stand against amnesty, his appearance on Sunday’s This Week from ABC News that was a “Trump is Dead” broadcast, and he compliments the HLC podcast relentlessly. Then, we discuss the Trump “Obama Invented Isis” story. Was it really so bad? For our Hidden Gem, we hear Crossfire from Stevie Ray Vaughn. Find us online at harvardlunchclub.com and follow us on twitter @hlcpodcast Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. First elected in 1996, Sessions is a member of the Republican Party. From 1981 to 1993 he served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. President Ronald Reagan nominated him to a judgeship on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in 1986, but he was not confirmed. Sessions was elected to Attorney General of Alabama in 1994. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 and easily re-elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. He and his colleague Richard Shelby are the state’s first two-term Republican Senators since Reconstruction. Find us online at harvardlunchclub.com and follow us on twitter @hlcpodcast. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

HLC-079-Hillary-and-Bill-Line-Forms-on-Left...

Welcome to the HLC podcast for August 9, 2016 it’s the “Hillary and Bill Clinton Line Forms on the Left” edition. Your host this week, soloing again, is nanophysicist Mike Stopa. This week we will talk about the stunning admission by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that the leaker who provided the emails from the Democratic National Committee recently – which emails resulted in the canning of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Shultz on the eve of the Democratic National Conventions – was none other than Seth Conrad Rich. You may recall that Rich was murdered in Washington D.C. on July 10 on his way home from his girlfriend’s apartment at 4 in the morning. Subsequently Assange and Wikileaks posted a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Rich’s murderer(s). To date the case remains unsolved. Speculation is rampant on the internet of conspiracy theories regarding the famed Clinton trail of bodies. We will discuss conspiracy theories in general and the Rich case in particular. In this context, will the media outside the Drudge-Rush-FoxNews axis report on this potentially damaging turn of events for the Clinton campaign or will they maintain their wall of protection and adverse disposition to Trump. We discuss and article by Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times arguing that Donald Trump poses such a clear and present threat to the Republic that the need for any further pretense of objectivity in journalism is no longer in effect and that the main stream media does not have to pretend anymore. Finally, we note that Rutenbeerg’s argument is at the core of liberalism which invokes moral crises at the drop of a hat in order to abandon their need to obey the rules. Podcast: Play in new...

HLC-078-Kahn-Job-On-Trump...

Kahn Job on Trump Welcome to the HLCpocast for August 2, 2016. It’s the Kahn Job on Trump edition. In this podcast we’ll discuss the effect of Khizr Kahn’s speech before the Democratic Convention, the great “Roads and Bridges” hustle, and a new push from the Clinton campaign for amnesty. Find us online at HarvardLunchClub.com and follow us on Twitter @HLCpodcast. Mike’s twitter handle is @MikeStopaMA and Todd’s is @toddtalk. Here are our topics: 1)   Khizr Kahn is the talk of the land after having given a riveting attack on Donald Trump at Hillary’s convention last week. But who is he, and how fair is the attack. And how odd is it that Trump can’t seem to learn the lesson that talking about bad narratives for him only helps the other side put more wind in the sails of those stories. 2)   We hear from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about how the nation’s infrastructure is in disasterous condition and how we need big federal spending to reverse the situation. However, instead of listening to anectdotal evidence or union drivel, for those who believe in science we offer a data driven perspective that says the condition of roads and bridges has been improving for a long time and took a big jump from 2000-2009. 3)   Tim Kaine says it’s time to make legal those who are in the U.S. unlawfully and that the Clinton administration will pursue such legislation during the first 100 days of a Hillary administration. Which makes one wonder why they  think pandering to folks who can’t vote carries such a big payoff.   We’ll have our Shower Thoughts and for our Hidden Gem we offer A Hard Day’s Night from the Beatles, which this week in 1964 became the...