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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 September 2019
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 September 2019 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 09/15/2019 4:33:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

September 15th, 2019

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). Robert F. Kennedy’s most famous speeches: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. Panel: Josh Holmes; Catherine Lucey, the Wall Street Journal; Katie Pavlich; Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress. Guest anchor Bill Hemmer.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic presidential candidates Beta O'Rourke and Sen. Cory Booker—2 NOPEs*. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. President Donald Trump.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). Rep. Adam Schitt (D-Burbank). Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services. Former Secretary of State author Condoleezza Rice (“To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth”). Former ambassador to the U.N. author Samantha Power (“The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir”). Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Ind.) , NOPE*. Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) , NOPE*. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Panel: Matthew Dowd; Chris Christie; Donna Brazile; Arshad Hasan.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.). democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, NOPE*. Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D- South Bend, Ind.), NOPE*. Panel: Jennifer Granholm; Rick Santorum; Aisha Moodie-Mills; Bill Kristol.


*NOPE = “Never Obtain the Presidency, Ever”

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As always, soliciting FReeper comments, observations, and opinions on the shows.
1 posted on 09/15/2019 4:33:43 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.
2 posted on 09/15/2019 4:34:16 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 09/15/2019 4:34:44 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

In before.......

4 posted on 09/15/2019 4:34:57 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (We need to reach across the aisle, extend a hand...And slap the crap out of them)
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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

5 posted on 09/15/2019 4:35:13 AM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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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.



I ask indulgence on my language for my anger.

President Trump is, of course, running for President in 2020-his second term. The Republicans in congress and a few pundits do not like Trump and so they make his life miserable.

So here we have the wonderful and marvelous Mark Sanford, once the Governor of South Carolina and with a real stinky past.


Below, per Wikipedia:

In June 2009, after an unexplained disappearance that made national headlines, the governor revealed publicly that he had engaged in an affair with María Belén Chapur. While the scandal led to his censure by the South Carolina General Assembly and to his resignation as chair of the Republican Governors Association, he did complete his second term as governor.


I vaguely remember this story. Seems he ran off on a trip, while he was GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA and no one knew where he was. What a dream this guy is to have for your Governor. He totally disappeared but upon return said he went on a hike in the Appalachian Trail and upon return he left his wife and kids for some Argentine babe.


For this past Sunday the fabulous guy was on the Sunday political talk shows announcing his attention to run AGAINST the current incumbent, President Trump.


The nerve of the GOPe, they think it’s fine to act like a teenager, while Governor of a state for God’s sake, and return to our sheer joy and run against the guy we lawfully elected.




Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is really a gem isn’t she?

She shows pictures of the utter devastation by Hurricane Dorian and says that THIS is global warming.

The damage from a hurricane is global warming?

And she gets quoted by all the political pundits and blogs. Like this dummy knows anything at all.

Next time a hurricane threatens to come into town, WE MUST STOP IT IMMEDIATELY!!!



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retweeted a video showing the extent of the damage already caused by Hurricane Dorian as it ravaged the Bahamas over the past few days.

In her post, the freshman lawmaker writes that the video “is what climate change looks like; it hits vulnerable communities first.”

“I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc,” she wrote. “No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.”



Here’s a picture of current day Baltimore. Looks like they were prepared for a hurricane before anyone even knew it was even out in the ocean.



The congress critters have been off for six weeks now but fear not, they are back to save the day.

We must ask why the Democrats sending their staff to Mexico? This includes the wonderful, generous Elijah Cummings whose home district in Baltimore is a royal mess.



Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on their Democratic colleagues to provide more details about a series of trips taken to Mexico while staff were touring border detention facilities, amid reports that at least one Democrat has been involved in “coaching” migrants there on how to exploit U.S. immigration law.

In a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., obtained by Fox News, ranking member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said there were at least two committee staff trips into Mexico in August — one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.

“Although you have the authority to direct Committee staff to travel internationally on official committee business, you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips,” Jordan wrote, adding that Republicans were not notified of the trips.

Jordan went on to accuse Democrats of seeking “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border.” He said GOP members are concerned the trips “could continue to result in misleading information about the administration’s border security efforts.”



Wow. I always thought they were a loving couple but it all comes to an end. They only have one minor child, named, oddly, Trig. I think trig is a mongoloid.

Whatever the details, the Palins seems to be like your average American couple, kids here, kids there, late-in-life kids. Husband goes away, wife runs for Vice-President.

Typical American couple.



Goodness Rep Nadler, the big fat ugly guy from New York, is gearing up the House judicial committee to begin an impeachment investigation.


There is no way the entire House, or enough of the House, will impeach Trump. For sure the senate will not remove him from office.

I don’t think the Democrats really think they will impeach President Trump. They know that will not happen. I will take it one step further and say if they do begin this joke of an inquiry Americans of all sorts of political parties will be very angry.

This is not Venezuela, North Korea or Zimbabwe. We do not impeach our duly elected leaders if we do not like them.

I think the goal is to have the word “impeachment” attached to Trump from now until 2020. That way when comes time to vote, the dead people, the illegals, the dummys that vote Democrat will not not pull the lever because, well hey, ain’t that the guy they’re impeaching?

I say let them make this impeachment a public display.

It’s going to hurt them bad but please don’t tell them I said so.





First, let me say that John Bolton is one of the more handsome men on the planet. I’ve known him before President trump appointed him when he was a Fox cable news pundit.

And I was quite happy when he got appointed by Trump as National Security Advisor.

But his termination, however it came upon, was quite a surprise. According to Trump, he fired Bolton. According to Bolton he gave Trump his resignation.

The scuttlebutt is that Bolton is a war hawk, ready to drop bombs on anyone who tells a dirty joke.



Bolton, of course, has a history of abusing U.S. intelligence to justify his foreign-policy goals. Perhaps most notorious was a May 2002 speech at the Heritage Foundation, in which Bolton, then the State Department’s undersecretary for arms-control issues, accused Cuba of developing biological weapons—an assertion American officials at the time said overstated U.S. intelligence, and which Bolton subsequently tried to repeat to Congress. Later, as the Bush administration made the case for invading Iraq, Bolton helped sell the lie that Saddam Hussein was building nuclear weapons. “We saw a pattern of Mr. Bolton trying to manipulate intelligence to justify his views,” former deputy secretary of state Tony Blinken recently told The New Yorker when discussing Bolton’s failure to secure Senate confirmation when he was appointed as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. “If it had happened once, maybe. But it came up multiple times, and always it was the same underlying issue: he would stake out a position, and then, if the intelligence didn’t support it, he would try to exaggerate the intelligence and marginalize the officials who had produced it.”



The very first thing out of the broadcast mouth of CNN was, to paraphrase…”If the Republicans came so close to losing these elections in an overwhelmingly Republican area, it doesn’t look good for them in the 2020 elections.

Dan Bishop won the 9th district while Greg Murphy won a special election in the 3rd district. Both of the men were Republicans . Murphy won over 60% to the Democrats 32%. Bishop won handily in his district as well.

How the hell is this a “close call”? Oh wait! It’s CNN! They don’t do Math.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election Tuesday for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a Democratic capture of a GOP-leaning district. But his narrow victory did not erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and his party’s congressional candidates face troubling headwinds approaching 2020.




I live near Lewes, Delaware and on the road leading to, there are two cut down telephone poles which somebody, nobody quite knows who, dresses them for the season.

Below the Pole People are ready for school. At Christmas, of course, we have a Santa Claus.

It’s quite the intrigue and I must wonder who would do such a thing. And why.



It occurs to me that Allstate created quite a bit of popular advertising with the famous “Cheryl’s She-Shed”.

Everywhere you go on Facebook, Google, various venues….somebody’s got a She Shed joke. Even I had one not too long ago….a picture that had the words to the effect that soon the Democrats would blame Trump for the burning she shed.



So Food Network signed up Alton Brown again to sponsor and narrate a cooking show, once known as “Good Eats” but now is “Good Eats Returns”.

I always liked Alton Brown although goodness the man should be a Chemist, not a Chef. His recipes are complicated and require more knowledge than your average home cook such as me. Goodness he makes sauces out of many ingredients then tell us it’s some kind of fancy sauce we can keep around for months.

At any rate, he gives an enjoyable narration and entertains as he cooks.

Oh, and speaking of food, I always kind of made fun of Gordan Ramsay, he of Master Chef fame. He ALWAYS makes risotto and I always must mention that I never ate risotto and further, don’t even know what it is.

But I found a package of risotto in the Schwann’s freezer sale book.

Finally I can taste some of this wonderful stuff that Ramsay so adores.

I’ll give the results just as soon as I cook it up.



If one seeks asylum in another country they are now expected to seek it in the first country they come to, NOT go through many countries until they get to America and seek asylum there.

The whole concept of asylum is to get safe from mistreatment in one’s own state. Those seeking asylum should not be going through Brazil, up through Honduras, over through Mexico and finally in the United States. The complicated trek is NOT seeking legitimate asylum, that is struggling to get to America and live there.

Now I’m not sure I blame anyone who wants to be granted asylum, such as it were, NOT to want to get in Guatemala. But America just cannot take in the whole world no matter how much money they give to the Democrats and Republicans Lite.

For now the rule is that if you seek asylum, seek it in the first country you come to, NOT in the country of your choice.

This may change in the future as the matter is currently under appeal.

It is viewed as a victory for Trump.



The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.



I was wrong and while I know it’s hard to believe, I was complimenting the commercial that has become a social media sensation of sorts. That is the fire in Cheryl’s she shed and how insurance will cover the lightning strike that caught it afire.

The insurance being advertised in the Cheryl’s She Shed commercial is State Farm.

You make a mistake, you gotta correct it.



The Trump people have a plane that will fly over the heads of the Democratic nominees for President who will, at the time of the plane ride, be engaged in their third debate. The plane will fly a banner that will state “Socialism will kill Houston’s economy”.

By the way, on the day of this writing ten nominees are scheduled to engage in a debate . We will summarize at a later date.



No I didn’t watch the Democrat debate of the top ten contenders but I did save it on DVR. Not that even I don’t have enough of a life to sit and watch that sideshow the day after.

I did, however, do quite a bit of listening the day of this writing to include the Fox cable news aftermath, Rush Limbaugh and Fox and Friends this very morning.

The contenders were: Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Julian Castro, Andrew Yang.

The Fox people think that the winner was Joe Biden while the loser was Julian Castro. Not too many thought much of Elizabeth Warden but some thought she won.

Bernie Sanders was considered sort of so-so but by me, Amy Klobuchar was the best. Warren said she would stop all fracking immediately upon her election. Andrew Yang will give a set number of people one thousand dollars cash. Julian Castro baited Joe Biden but only ended up looking like a bully. O’Rourke is coming right out to take out AK-47’s right out of our hands. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker were mediocre in person. Pete Buttigieg impressed pretty much no one.

Joe Biden didn’t commit too many gaffes but there was a set amount of time that he went on and on about something but he did declare his love and loyalty for President Obama.

It was unremarkable, folks. Consider Beto O’Rourke out of this. His rant that he will send the gubmint to take our guns pretty much ended up any chance he had for the nomination.

No talk of the economy, abortion and impeachment.

Pretty important items I submit but the Democrats are losing the debate on these issues and wanted to leave them out lest people with some brains catch them in their deception.



It ain’t rocket science folks, This guy is crooked as crooked can be, once taking almost half a million from Hillary Clinton, via Terry McCullough, for his wife’s run for congress of Virginia.

He also was head of the FBI and got fired for leaking top secret information then blaming his subordinates for the crime.



-McCabe has indicated that, if charged, he would claim the Justice Department was under pressure from the White House. Federal prosecutors in Washington have recommended that criminal charges be filed against Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s former deputy director, and the Justice Department has rejected a last-ditch appeal by McCabe’s lawyers, according to a report on Thursday by Fox News. This clears the way for what appears to be McCabe’s imminent indictment.


Now understand that many people do not believe any of those criminals in the wonderful, glorious FBI that makes me so proud of my country, will get indicted, much less MCCabe.

Because to indict any of these people is to effectively to go after Hillary Clinton and I whisper, the Obamas.

Is America really ready to impugn the reputation of its first black president?

Cause the GOPe lite, folks, are scared of their own shadows and have air between the legs.

I sense the hesitation with punishing those folks who conspired to take down a sitting president might never happen for the Deep Staters involved, however distant, and the damage it might bring to the Obama, the Clintons and all those wonderful people who did such a terrible job.



6 posted on 09/15/2019 4:36:00 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Alas Babylon!

Please no one tell me how wonderful Rice is...her book is very Bushite, global village stuff.

Ted Cruz’s interview will be entertaining...Loony Milano and her guns, Ted teasing about 2024...

Will any of PDJT’s kids be of age to run for president by then?

7 posted on 09/15/2019 4:45:34 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Vote for President Trump in 2020 or end up equally miserable, no rights, and eating zoo animals)
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To: Fishtalk

Pat, there will be no charges on McCabe. Rule of thumb...if Gowdy talks about it, it won’t happen. As an ancillary rule, the left is never charged, much less convicted. The only one was Traficant...he started leaning Right...even Rush talked about him...then he was charged and convicted.

Elton Brown is great, especially his chemistry and science in cooking.

8 posted on 09/15/2019 4:53:08 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Vote for President Trump in 2020 or end up equally miserable, no rights, and eating zoo animals)
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To: Alas Babylon!

It’s going to be a beautiful day here in the Northeast. Unplug your TVs, let the “chattering class” bore each other to death, and get outdoors and enjoy the day.

9 posted on 09/15/2019 4:59:10 AM PDT by Russ (I)
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To: CincyRichieRich

No. No to Trump’s offspring running.

10 posted on 09/15/2019 4:59:29 AM PDT by dakine
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To: CincyRichieRich

McCabe might become the fall guy.

For lying to the investigators who were probing the leak of Hillary-investigation.

Similar to Scooter Libby taking the fall (IMO he asked for it) by telling investigators he didn’t know Plame worked at the CIA. Note I didn’t say he knew Plame was under cover, just that she worked at the CIA. He claimed to investigators he didn’t know that, and that is basically what cooked his goose. Also IMO, that Fitzgerald SC should never been appointed. Comey at work.

Wow. President Trump on MTP. I hope he burns the host.

11 posted on 09/15/2019 5:01:40 AM PDT by Cboldt
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I think you are right about McCabe yet I hope that this time it will be different.

You can fool people but at some point people stop being fooled. I hope this will be the time because you can believe that Rush, Mark, Sean, Laura....they’ll be raising hell if McCabe walks

As for Alton Brown, wow, I sure am glad someone on this list knew who he was.

But that science thing...hey I enjoyed the narrative but darn if I’d spend hours making a sauce when I can buy a bottle at the grocer.

But he is baaaaaack and I am happy.

12 posted on 09/15/2019 5:02:45 AM PDT by Fishtalk
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Yaelle and Jr both of age to run for president in 2024. But they wouldn’t have a prayer and we don’t need another dynasty—especially with the liberal Democrat Kushner!

Meanwhile, this NSA babe is seriously trying to make us think the reason they are perfecting the ability to create fake videos is simply to better detect them:

13 posted on 09/15/2019 5:05:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Yep—we’re getting in our last beachy day of the summer!

15 posted on 09/15/2019 5:10:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Fishtalk
Great stuff Fish. Thanks for all the hard work.

We need to be kind to AOC. After all she is one of our greatest allies along with slo Joe.Between the two of them they are doing their very best to get President Trump reelected.

16 posted on 09/15/2019 5:12:11 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Will Pres. Trump be on Meet the Press?

17 posted on 09/15/2019 5:13:33 AM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: Fishtalk
pretty much sums up the dem debate:

18 posted on 09/15/2019 5:13:54 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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To: dakine

Don, Jr is a solid conservative - perhaps even more so than his father.

He would be a strong President to continue MAGA agenda that includes being a wartime President fighting leftwing communists in their bid to overthrow our Constitutional Republic.

I’m reminded of a phrase a religious republican leader said many decades ago and paraphrased for this comment...

“We should judge a man on his character, not his last name”

America NEEDS a solid patriot to follow in DJT’s footsteps...and Don,Jr certainly can do that - so forget your “last name” argument that would prevent him from serving America in a time of war!

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To: 9YearLurker
Good stuff!

We are back to the problem of stupid people voting! It's a lot to overcome when you have millions who are susceptible to slogan after slogan.He's a racist, he hates blacks,Hispanics,he's colluding with the Russians, Trump lies, it's never ending. Along with phony videos,its a lot to overcome.

Thank God we have someone up to the task:

It's this guy":

20 posted on 09/15/2019 5:21:46 AM PDT by rodguy911 (Maga: USA supports Trump. Home of the Free because of the brave.)
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