HLC-107 Trump Chaos and Media Hysteria...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 21, 2017, it’s the Trump Chaos and Media Hysteria edition of the show with our special guest Byron York. We are brought to you this week by Harry’s Shave. You want convenience and exquisite quality in your gratifyingly uncostly shave? Try Harry’s at Harrys.com/Harvard. Never known anyone to go back. And we are brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. We are currently learning about photography from a National Geographic photographer, Professor Joel Sartore. Learn something new today at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/HLC. And, we are brought to you by SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe has an award-winning wireless system to protect your home and everything in it. Learn more at SimpliSafe.com. On today’s show we welcome Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent Byron York (one of our favorites) to the show. We plug Byron’s book, The Vast Left Wing  Conspiracy before we realize it came out eleven years ago. Byron talks about the frivolousness of the interminable media outrage and contrasts it with what has really gone on, from a, you know, governing perspective, in the Trump Administration. He discusses his column from last week where he recommended that the President hit the campaign trail again only to find, two days later, that the Administration announces a campaign style event in Florida. This guy York has got influence is all we can say. We will then talk about the media hysteria, the media pandemonium the media intemperate head exploding at…what exactly? the fact that one of Trump’s Executive Orders was held up by a zealot judge in Washington State? That some deep state leaks caused Trump to lose his National Security Advisor? Are those the sum total of the legitimate bumps in the road...

HLC-106 Stephen Miller, Be Our Valentine!...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 14, 2017 it’s the Stephen Miller, Be Our Valentine edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Harry’s Shave. Two comments: (1) you’ve heard about it, you’ve thought about it, get it now you *will* love it, (2) use the URL harrys.com/Harvard. We are also brought to you by Casper mattresses: with over twenty thousand reviews and over 4.8 out of 5 stars, it is quickly becoming the internet’s favorite mattress. And we are brought to you by The Great Courses Plus. They have over 8,000 video lectures on a wide assortment of topics. Learn something new today. This week on the podcast we discuss the poster child for amnesty, the golden nugget sympathy case for open borders, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos. De Rayos, or as we think of her, mother Guady, has been deported. She is a mother of two American-born children (i.e. anchor babies). She has been in America for 22 years. She came here as a 14 year old looking for a better life. She is doing what she is doing “out of love.” (Where have we heard *that* before?). And she only committed one, almost insignificant felony (identity theft) and she’s reaaaalllly sorry about that. The elitist media Cannot Conceive of why anyone would want the law to be enforced and mother Guady forced to leave. The reaction of the average deplorable is, however, “it’s about time.” We also discuss the new rock star of the right, Stephen (“Stairway to Heaven”) Miller! Here is another gestalt of epically stark proportions. Todd and I and Ann Coulter think he was phenomenal: courageous, on message and lethally logical. Morning Joe, Mika Brezinski, the...

HLC-105 Belichick, Brady and Trump...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 7, 2017 it’s the Belichick, Brady and Trump edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by our newest sponsor (we are excited) The Great Courses Plus. They have over 8,000 video lectures on a wide assortment of topics. Learn something new today! And we are brought to you by ZipRecruiter.com. Find the right candidates for the jobs you have to offer, fast! Well, sorry to the rest of the country, but up here in Boston there is one thing on our minds. The Pats have won again! The Duck Boats will soon be rolling! It’s a victory so exciting that we can’t remember when we have…er,…felt this good…before??? Ooohhhh yeah! Last November it was! Did you watch the game? Any Patriots haters out there? Our second topic for today will be the Trump Administration travel ban that was in, then out, then in, then out again, against seven predominantly Muslim countries that seem to be sketchy places. Our focus will be the judiciary and the main point we debate is this: are the endless court challenges to everything that the Trump Administration introduces (which we can anticipate) merely hurting the left? Or will they be more than a nuisance? Can the left legitimately shut down the activity of the entire Trump Administration with a sufficiently energized swarm of judicial flies? We will discuss. Finally, Donald Trump the gourmet…the foodie…the health food nut…the fast food junkie! What are the Trumpster’s favorite foods? (Oreo cookies are now, of course, out). We will have, as always, our shower thoughts (is your cat trying to kill you…Todd is utterly unamused) and our hidden gem this week is from the...

HLC-104 This is What the Trump Trap Looks Like...

The long-awaited Ricochet Harvard Lunch Club mug is here! Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for February 1, 2017, it’s the This is What the Trump Trap Looks Like  edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile. And we are also brought to you by SimpliSafe. Protect your home the smart way without the expensive long-term contracts using Simply Safe home security. Visit Simply Safe-dot-com-slash-RICOCHET. That’s spelled S-I-M-P-L-I-S-A-F-E dot com slash Ricochet. Well *that* was a blitz of a week! Podcasters beware! Want to maintain freshness and relevance in the age of Trump? Record your podcast tomorrow and then post it yesterday. The only way. This week we talk about the long-awaited Muslim ban…only it’s not. Do the Democrats really believe that the dowdy, moms and pops in flyover country (read: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania…boy I just Love writing out those state names!), do they believe that those leftover people are going to race to the parapets to defend the God-given rights of Yemenis and Somalians to come to the United States?! #SomaliLivesMatter? Honestly? Also, here’s a big question. The left says that all Trump is doing is recruiting more ISIS fighters. I mean, they *all* say that. (Google “Trump ISIS recruit” if you don’t believe me). Does that make sense? If it is true that what Trump is doing is used successfully to recruit more fanatics (and it might be) then is that a reason to stop doing it? We interrupt 24/7 Trump (we are getting weary) to...

HLC-103 Carnage? What Carnage?...

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 24, 2017, it’s the Carnage? What Carnage edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile. This week we will discuss the dystopian, gloomy perspective that President Trump (wow! That felt good!) has of the current American experience as exemplified in his inauguration speech. Why does the media insist on hammering Trump for pointing out the “carnage” in the streets? As Heather Mac Donald points out in a recent National Review piece, if 16 unarmed Blacks killed by police in 2016 is a horror story, why isn’t 6000 Blacks murdered (in 2015) by fellow citizens not appropriately described as carnage? We’ll talk about Trump’s most recent size obsession over the size of his inauguration crowd. So, we are coming to understand that Trump does not have a serviceable reverse gear. We recall all our #NeverTrump friends who have told us over the last year that if Trump becomes president disaster would ensue. We discuss what form that disaster might assume. Next, we welcome the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, Dr. Will Happer to the podcast as part of our continuing attempt to counter the hysterical global warming narrative that continues to hold the world in its grip. Dr. Happer is one of the 16 signatories of a renowned letter to the Wall Street Journal entitled “No Need to Panic About Global Warming.” He discusses plants and carbon dioxide and computer models and similar great topics with us. We will...