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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 September 2019
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 September 2019 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 09/08/2019 4:14:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

September 8th, 2019

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; former Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.). Lisa Marie Riggins, Fairness for Athletes in Retirement. The panel includes Karl Rove; Jane Harman; Dana Perino; Whine Williams.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pompeo; former Defense Secretary James Mattis; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Antony Savanto highlights a new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll. The panel will be Jamal Simmons, David Frum, Michael Crowley and Laura Barron-Lopez.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Pompeo. The panel will be: Mary Bruce; Chris Christie; Rahm Emanuel; author Rich Lowry (“The Case for Nationalism”); Alexi McCammond, Axios.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pompeo, Klobuchar; Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, NOPE*.

SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): Reps. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.), John Ratcliffe (R-Tex.), Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).

*NOPE = “Never Obtain the Presidency, Ever”

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1 posted on 09/08/2019 4:14:43 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: acapesket; A.Hun; aligncare; altura; bagster; Bernard; bray; BreezyDog; Calpublican; cajungirl; ...
This is the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread Ping List! If you want to be on it, reply to this post or FReepmail me (in case I miss it). If you want to be taken off, simply send me a FReepmail.

Big Mike Pompeo making the rounds, and only two NOPES! I will only insult “Whine” Williams as a panel guest today. The rest are mostly, as always, horrid losers doing their part to destroy our country.

2 posted on 09/08/2019 4:15:27 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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C-SPAN Radio, available on the net also, click here, broadcasts all five Sunday talk shows starting at 12:00 noon Eastern, as follows:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"

Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep! Also, Sharyl Attkinson’s Full Measure: Watch live at 9:30 EST.

3 posted on 09/08/2019 4:15:54 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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Here are the email addresses or web pages--and now Twitter pages--for commenting to the weekend talk shows:

Meet the Press Meet the Press mailbox (web page for comments) @MeetThePress @ChuckTodd

Face the Nation @FaceTheNation

Fox News Sunday @foxnewssunday

ABC This Week @ThisWeekABC @GStephanopoulos

CNN State of the Union CNN State of the Union (web page for comments) @CNNSotu @JakeTapper

4 posted on 09/08/2019 4:16:19 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thanks for thread A.B. I see George Conway is now advising Joe Walsh. What a messed up situation. I guess if Trump wants loyalty (aside from Javanka) he needs a dog.

5 posted on 09/08/2019 4:24:42 AM PDT by shalom aleichem (Barr and Durham! Get movin'. Time's awastin')
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To: Alas Babylon!

  Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably and keeping the peace with gentle thread policing. Thank you Bray for weekly written wisdom, Thank you Rodguy for fishing tales and political perspectives from all angles, Thank all yon contributors for excellent commentary to flesh it all out.


Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.




As of this writing, 9/2/19 2:30 pm, Hurricane Dorian has hit the Bahamas and no one’s heard a thing from any human on that island.

It is expected to hit, at this time, around the Carolinas and less directly into Florida. And I have tongue-in-cheek about the Bahamas. The islands are still there but not much word about the damage at this time.

We’re keeping eye on this storm because a part of it appears that it might hit Delaware. Oh it will be category 1, if even a hurricane at all, by that time.

I’ve lived through many hurricanes.

The worst, to me, will always be Hurricane Hazel , hitting when I was a young teen. That hurricane flooded most of Penna and Merryland.



Since that strange mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, not much has been said about the killer who did the deed. Usually these things hit the headlines with threats that Comey and his gang are coming to take away our guns.

Not that Beto O’Rourke and various other idiot politicos didn’t mention gun control as soon as a camera was upon them.

Turns out he wasn’t a white supremacist or a Nazi or a Trump voter. So the matter, along with a hurricane boiling off the east coast, has been largely ignored. Turns out he is a nut job. The motive for his shooting spree is, as of this writing, unknown.



The man who killed seven people in Odessa, Texas, over the weekend had been fired from his trucking job hours before the mass shooting, according to multiple reports.

The gunman, identified Sunday as Seth Aaron Ator, lead officials on a high speed chase during which he indiscriminately fired on motorists and police officers. Ator was killed after being chased by officers.

The New York Times first reported that Ator had been fired from his trucking job in Odessa.

He was pulled over Saturday by state troopers for failing to use a turn single before beginning firing, according to police.

An additional 22 people were injured in the mass shooting, which was the second to strike Texas in August.

Ator had a criminal record but there were no open warrants for his arrest.

Despite the reports of his firing, police say a motive is still not known for the shooting.




Not big news but some tidbits worth mentioning.


A personal assistant seems like someone any individual would know very well. As it turns out, Madeleine Westerhout was President Trump’s personal assistant. She just got fired.

The woman was a staffer for Mitt Romney and is reported to have sobbed when Trump won the 2016 election.

Odd that she was kept around now almost three years into the Trump presidency.



Madeleine Westerhout, President Donald Trump's personal assistant, who has been described as a gatekeeper to the president, resigned on Thursday after leaking to the press earlier this month. Several White House officials had long suspected her of disloyalty to the president. A former staffer for the Republican National Committee and Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, she had reportedly cried when it became clear Trump had won in 2016.

"She was a spy from day one who sought to use her proximity to the president to curry favor with his detractors," a former White House official told CBS News.

Westerhout's resignation came after Trump learned on Thursday that she had "indiscreetly shared details about his family and the Oval Office operations she was part of during a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters staying at hotels near Bedminster, N.J., during the president's working vacation," The New York Times reported.

Westerhout was immediately considered a "separated employee" and was not allowed to return to the White House on Friday.

According to CBS News, the New Jersey dinner was not the first time Trump's personal assistant had gossiped with reporters present. At a farewell event for former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she bragged about her gatekeeper status.


Beto, guns and curse words.

The fabulous and foul-mouthed (he said “f***** up” on CNN this past Sunday and was not deleted) Beto O’Rourke said he will take our guns. Yep. Come right to our house and abscond with them.


2020 Democrat hopeful Robert “Beto” O’Rourke announced he will enact “red flag laws” and forcefully confiscate AK-47’s and AR-15’s if he’s elected president of the United States.

“And more importantly and politically difficult to say, buy those weapons of war back — mandate that — not voluntarily. Let’s be clear with our fellow Americans. No place for an AK-47 or an AR-15 on the streets of our communities,” Beto said during an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday.


Sanders and air conditioners

And let’s not forget Senator Sanders who plans a federal takeover of our electricity. Imagine what a delightful life we shall lead with the gubmint setting our air conditioners and heaters.


During an appearance on MSNBC Thursday night, Sanders told host Chris Hayes that the U.S. needed an "aggressive" federal approach to producing electricity and nodded after Hayes claimed he proposed a "federal takeover of the whole thing."

Sanders agreed with Hayes' assessment that he wanted to create a "Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA] extension for the whole country." "You can't nibble around the edges anymore," Sanders added.


So there you have it. Beto comes for our guns and Sanders comes to set our air conditioners.

Life will be grand with the Democrats in charge.

  Weds 9/4/19


If ever there was a big “disappointment”, I say softly because as it appears to be turning out this is good news….it is Hurricane Dorian.

He started out big and scary and for a few days he got bigger. Eventually he reached a category 5, the largest of hurricane ranking, and the news people were all over the place in their hysteria. “Global warming” many declared in sanctimonious voices. They shrieked and screamed and devoted entire programs to Dorian.

As of this writing he is down to a category 2 and appears to be skirting up the Atlantic seaboard bringing naught but tropical storms to east coastal areas.

The Bahamas, wow, not much known about those islands as of this writing but Dorian did spend a couple of days destroying that country.

We’ll be updating as more is known.


A few weeks ago we had two huge gun shoot-outs, one in Dayton and one in Texas. This past weekend some nut got a parking ticket and drove around in a stolen postal truck randomly shooting people on the street.

But this past weekend we had a boat catch on fire at about 3 in the am, killing 34 people, 33 passengers and one crew member.

Here it is Tuesday and finally somebody admitted that people died but still we know not names or cause.

Boats do not just, boom, burst into flame burning the humans sleeping below deck alive.

As of this writing nobody seems to know why the boat caught on fire. Five of the six crew members were able to jump off the boat as they were not sleeping in a locked below deck bedroom like those poor victims.

It was a ship devoted to taking divers out to see to dive and enjoy the sights below the sea. At night the guests sleep in bunks below deck. I guess nobody gave any thought that these people might have to get out.

And further, nobody has been on TV today demanding the elimination of all boats and the banning of divers who wish to enjoy their happiness.

I think 34 people dying suddenly on a boat that blew up, God yet knows why, is a big deal.

More will be coming out and we will keep eyes and ears open.



The Fire Department said 34 people died, but the U.S. Coast Guard, which first reported a rescue operation near Santa Cruz Island, has not confirmed any fatalities.”


Political cartoon of the week

  Thurs 9/5/19


  It’s not that Hurricane Dorian isn’t a respectable bit of weather. But darn if the thing hasn’t lasted forever and two days. As of this writing Dorian is expected to barely touch Florida and hit North Carolina with a Cat 2 Wham.

It’s getting old.

But the damage done to the Bahamas, folks, is astonishing.


America does not own the Bahamas so while we should help our neighbors in their great need, we are not obligated to pay for the damage.

This country appears to be so badly damaged that it might be best to get a huge plow, push it all into the ocean, and start again from scratch.



The British Royals

We hear Harry and Meghan, the newlyweds and new parents of the royal type, are looking for a home in Malibu. That’s right, Malibu, California.

Harry wants to be in movies I’m thinking.

Speaking of Hurricanes

I understand that the concept of “categories” in hurricanes is based on wind speed. Through Dorian I learned that a cat 5 hurricane has winds up to 150 plus.

Once upon a time this meant nothing to me. I understood car speeds and this was all I needed in my life.

But during Hurricane Matthew my niece and I happened to be crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Matthew had only brushed this area of the Atlantic coast so niece and I decided to take our planned trip.

The lady at the toll booth told us when the winds went over 60 mph the bridge would be closed. I was driving a Jeep. We proceeded over the bridge and the wind speed light told us that the winds were upwards over 55 mph.

Worried about the wind exceeding 60 and the possibility that we would be stuck on the bridge I drove carefully.

Folks, that Jeep wiggled and weaved but it stayed on the road. All around us lesser cars were pulled aside, such was their inability to navigate the winds.

If 60 mph winds do this to a Jeep….why I cannot imagine what the winds of a Hurricane Cat 5 can do and the fear it can install.

Fri 9/6/19


I hear that Floridians are mad because everything was closed down last week and as it would turn out, for no discernible reason. There were even mandatory evacuations that were not rescinded even though it was obvious that Dorian was not going to hit Florida all that hard. And yet certain residents HAD to evacuate and ironically many had to more further north where the hurricane REALLY DID HIT!

Any way, Delaware expects to receive two inches rain from Dorian Friday night into Saturday.

We will survive.

We are the state of Biden. We are tall, proud and sometimes we get things mixed up.


Seems that Biden’s left eyeball has a little bleed that evidently occurred the night of the Democratic debates on CNN. Picture below.

Folks, this Biden stuff is scary. Now his freaking eyeballs are bleeding!!!


No way this man should be president.


Sat 9/7/19


I have been looking forward to the introduction of former White House Spokesman for a couple of weeks now.

She did a great job the morning of this writing and I am happy that she’s on board. Lord but she’s got to be better than that horrible Donna Brazille and Jessica Tarlov with the voice from hell.

Beyond being better than the worst, Sarah has a personality that appeals. She was chased by nut jobs out of a restaurant. She told us about her three children and how glad she is to be home with them.

She brings a pundit addition to Fox and Friends that can’t be beat.



Zimbabwe used to be a great African country. People owned and farmed their own lands.

Then this Mugabe person was made president and he became a tyrant and ruined that country, once the most prosperous in Africa.



Robert Mugabe, the first prime minister and later president of independent Zimbabwe, who traded the mantle of liberator for the armor of a tyrant and presided over the decline of one of Africa's most prosperous lands, died on Friday. He was 95.



How do these horrible people win Nobel Peace Prizes? I remember President Obama won one and again, for what?



6 posted on 09/08/2019 4:35:50 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Alas Babylon!
Morning everyone, AB,all, as usual a very busy week with lots of stuff going on starting with Dorian.

The biggest hit of all by the drivebys was Trump insinuating that Alabama was in the cone of Dorian's path.

Actually for a while it was.

Did Trump royally screw up,absolutely not!

Than there was this: finally What was going on was NOAA was up to their old tricks which are mostly not doing the job at hand. Just like marine data buoys that pocket Florida Bay all over the place where no one needs them and they are useless but when its time to monitor a storm there are no buoys on the ocean side from Miami to Marathon.

Enter NOAA. They forgot to fix the one buoy at Mollasses reef light.Or they didn't have the maintenance budget for it. either way when the storm hits we have nothing from NOAA/Once again they are TOO little too late and why the entire buoy system needs to be privatized.

Not much difference in forecasting.

Why did Trump/NOAA include Ala. in the cone? Because NOAA was using the wrong data. Not the first time.

The real data was a low pressure system discovered by a forecaster in the Midwest, Bernie Rayco, who did an 18 minute video showing that a dying low pressure system off the keys was actually moving Dorian not the high that Noaa was using as a steering current.Rayco figured out that the low pressure would do a hand-off Sunday night to the high pressure that was being used by NOAA. mysteriously the next day after Bernies video noaa totally changed their tracking to parallel the coast which is what it did.Just what Bernie said it would. Typical big govt. reluctance to use or even search for the correct info intel. They always take the easy way out.

So accd. to NOAA at the time,before it hit the Bahamas Dorian was supposed to have gone across Florida into the Gulf of Mexico where Alabama would have come into play making Trump's prediction correct at the time.But you will never hear that from the drivebys it's not in their interest.

7 posted on 09/08/2019 4:38:58 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: Fishtalk
Slo Joe is the prize that keeps on giving: gotta love this one:"> thans this: look familiar?: and finally:
8 posted on 09/08/2019 4:51:35 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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Good job RG. Love the pics.

That flap about Alabama (hey AB, Alabama finally got a mention in national politics) being in the path of Dorian....really those people need to get a life.

Love the comparison of Dorian to Biden. And indeed those who feared the hurricane used generators, NOT SOLAR PANELS.

The big news this morning is that with those wonderful congress critters returning the IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS WILL RE-COMMENCE!!!!

I believe with all my heart I think the Democrats are seriously hurting themselves. Because Americans are generally fair people. Maybe a lot of them don’t like Trump but the impeachment talk is unfair and will cause decent most of be disgusted with those Democratic children.

9 posted on 09/08/2019 4:52:42 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Alas Babylon!
A CBS Battleground Tracker Poll...Gee, I wonder how that will turn out? Trump losing to every Dem candidate, leading in 0 states and approval at an all time low.

There, I saved everyone the agony of having to watch CBS.

10 posted on 09/08/2019 4:58:49 AM PDT by Russ (I)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Waiting for the roundtable discussions of the coup plotter perp walks.

11 posted on 09/08/2019 4:59:19 AM PDT by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)
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To: Fishtalk
Thanks fish your stuff was priceless as well.

Many of us are pretty certain about next Nov. and potus being reelected. The bigger question might be what happens in 2024?

Could it be this Trump Jr. comes in.

Wanna seal the deal? Add this guy to the VP spot and you got a win that will never lose!!

12 posted on 09/08/2019 5:04:47 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: Russ
Here is your post in pictures:

13 posted on 09/08/2019 5:07:25 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: rodguy911
NOAA spaghetti's
14 posted on 09/08/2019 5:10:24 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Psalm 143:10 KJV
We are hearing more and more from the Republican intelligentsia that President Trump has to tone down his rhetoric if he wants to win the election. These are the same strategists who advised Jeb and Romney on how to win elections. They are the same ones who are always toning down the Repub inflammatory discussions while getting hit by baseball bats from the Dems.

These civil cowards who run the Party need to take a look who won the last election and hitch their wagon onto his train and not the other way around. There are two axioms every Conservative candidate should understand. The first is you can either win ugly or lose graciously and the other is what everyone knows about elections is false.

When you have a media which is nothing more than a firing squad for the DNC you have to understand no matter what you say and how innocuous you say it you called a racist, sexist, homophobe in outrage. They did it to every Repub candidate since Goldwater and continue to do it to put the candidate on defense. The first words out of every candidates mouth when launching a campaign is, no I am not.

The media has made sure every campaign begins with; no I am not so they must spend most of the campaign proving they are not rather than discussing the issues. It is much easier to argue your moral failings than how doubling or tripling your gas prices will make your life better. If they can continue to say you are electing a cross between a KKK Dragoon and Hitler you are halfway home to winning an election which is what PravdABDNC does every election.

If you are voting for Hitler than you must be a Nazi which is what every person on the planet strives not to be. Never mind Hitler was a Socialist the media establishment brainwashes the people into believing he was a Capitalist. They also will never make the connection which says if you vote for a Communist you must be one since somehow Communism still has a bad connotation to a large percentage of Americans. They still cannot eliminate that embarrassing 200 million deaths caused by that failed form of gummit.

It is just so difficult for the elites in their neat little studios making their millions to get average workers to vote against their own livelihood. The media just cannot understand how these people are not willing to sacrifice their cars and homes for the good of society as they fly to their homes on Martha’s Vineyard. It just does not make sense to them how stubborn Americans are as they attend their Brie and Chablis parties.

The elites just don’t understand how these Deplorables can be so self centered and sacrifice a little pain with fifty dollar a gallon gas if it saves the world for the children who escaped the womb. After all doesn’t everyone make a couple million per year and willing to pay a little extra for gas, food and heat? It makes no sense that people are not willing to pay more to live as they look down from their ten million dollar condos in Manhattan.

What they won’t tell you is that gas and oil or as they vilify, fossil fuels skyrocketing in prices or as they propose eliminated will cause inflation the world has never seen. Just as Venezuela did when they took over the oil industry and rationed gas and hyper inflated the price it causes everything else to hyper inflate destroying the economy. This is how you actually have a thousand dollar loaf of bread in the morning and a two thousand dollar loaf in the evening. This is exactly what would happen here if their Green Raw Deal was ever instituted or fracking was stopped like they are all proposing.

No, Americans are too selfish according to the elite. They are just a bunch of rubes who have no ability to think for themselves who need the inner circle to think for them. So what if they lose their cars and homes they will make out just fine with the gummit helping them live their lives in their socialist Utopia.

Until the Repub elites realize there is no way to debate these people in a civil manner they will continue to lose elections. Sure, they can get on these shows to bash fellow racist, sexist, homophobes but they will get nowhere near the halls of power in the propaganda machine. So they have a choice to sell out or be called every name in the book like Trump is getting.

Donald Trump has figured it out and is leading the way. They are going to hate you anyway so you may as well give them a reason. He knows he will have to win ugly and is proceeding to do just that. If and when the rest of the Conservatives are willing to get their Patten Leathers muddy then he will lead by himself and save America from the Communist fate.

Pray America Wakes

15 posted on 09/08/2019 5:14:22 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Fishtalk

Ha ha.

Meanwhile, this is interesting:

16 posted on 09/08/2019 5:16:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker (.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Why is Pompeo all over the board?

17 posted on 09/08/2019 5:17:32 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Fishtalk


18 posted on 09/08/2019 5:22:55 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: rodguy911

IF the shows mention RBG...

19 posted on 09/08/2019 5:24:03 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: DoodleDawg

He’s running to replace Pence

20 posted on 09/08/2019 5:24:23 AM PDT by shalom aleichem (Barr and Durham! Get movin'. Time's awastin')
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