UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!!Their Finest Hour is LIVE tonight on Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! The phone lines will be open from the outset – hit the show up on Skype (ID: “allanbourdius”) or dial the digits old school (412-206-6050) and sound off on anything!
Helping me sift through all the chaos will be George Templeton (@rodentpolitics, @temptherat) of VLR’s Foreign Matters program. We’ll be hitting multiple issues of politics, culture, domestic and foreign current events, and entertainment, and we want to hear from YOU on all of what we talk about, plus what’s on your mind!
Tonight, I’m welcoming back Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim) to the program! Katrina writes for Independent Journal, and is the director of the Young Republicans International Committee, so of course we’ll be whipping around the world’s news! I’ve got a whole pile of topics in mind, like the upcoming “Brexit” vote in the UK, missile defense in Eastern Europe antagonizing Russia, the Brazilian political upheaval/scandal, and much more. Katrina’s world knowledge is unparalleled in my opinion, and if you have any interest in what goes on beyond our country, you won’t want to miss her!
In hour two of the program, I’ll probably open up the phones and I’ll be talking about the latest in the transgendered SQUIRREL! issue of 2016, news reports coming out on Donald Trump which help explain why I’ve been #NeverTrump for 30+ years, more about my Captain America: Civil War reaction, my last weekend (5/7-8/2016) filled with roller coasters, and maybe a rant or two.
It’s going to be a great show, because I’m welcoming my good friend and newly minted Daily Caller entertainment writer Katie Jerkovich (@redsoutrage)! Katie’s been writing up a storm over there, so we’ll be covering a lot of cultural bases with some political crossover. Plus, Katie’s California is shaping up to be the final battlefield to decide who wins the Republican nomination for President. As she’s on the ground there, and has been to some campaign events personally, it’ll be interesting to hear her perspective.
My second guest this evening is Sarah Kingston (@AwakeGOP) for a first time appearance! I’ve asked Sarah on the program because (a) I know her to be reasonable, and (b) she is a Donald Trump supporter. We’ll talk about how she’s come to backing Trump after supporting several others of the supposed 2016 GOP “deep bench”. And we’ll do it with something nearly entirely lacking in interactions between Trump supporters and not: mutual respect!
Also, as many of my regular listeners know, I’m not the biggest Carly Fiorina fan, so her tapping by Ted Cruz to be his Vice President…somehow…will probably be worked in with me telling a little story and then going on a huge rant about how if Senator Cruz had actually run a campaign worthy of 2016 and not 1980, he wouldn’t be straw-grasping right now.
And finally, I’ll have to pay some very special birthday wishes to a very special someone in my life.
Oh, and may take a call or two – (412) 206-6050 is the number.
Here’s the show replay! Great time & discussion was had by all! (MP3 download)
Going Red is a book for activists and ordinary folks alike, and applies far beyond the electoral politics of 2016. To encourage folks to listen to tonight’s show and to read Ed’s book, I will be giving away an electronic copy (Kindle, Nook, or iBooks – pick your platform) of Going Red to one lucky listener or caller tonight! To be eligible, you’ve got to either be in the VLR chatroom while the show is live, tweet me (@allanbourdius), or call in during hour 2 of the program, when I can open up the floor to discussion.
As mentioned, I’ll have open phones in hour 2 – (412) 206-6050 – along with my additional commentary on Going Red, plus my usual round up of politics, news, and culture. I also have an invite out to another Trump supporter, so fingers-crossed for more engagement!
December 17, 1944 was the second day of the Battle of the Bulge, Nazi Germany’s last ditch counter-offensive to stave off defeat in Western Europe at the hands of the Allies. The early days of the offensive were marked by rapid gains by the enemy and stalwart, heroic defenses by the besieged Americans in their path. Three soldiers of the United States Army‘s 2nd Infantry Division were awarded the Medal of Honor for their courage that day.
They were Private First Class Richard E. Cowan, Sergeant José M. López, and Private First Class William A. Soderman.
On this week’s program, I’ll be welcoming attorney Josh Smith (@Ebolamerican). Josh was originally going to be on TFH back in February after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but wound up not being able to make it. We’ll discuss Justice Scalia’s legacy, as well as the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace him.
Josh is also a supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential bid (I, as you probably know, am not), so we should have a lively conversation over his candidacy and what it means for the Republican Party. We’ll try to end that discussion remaining on speaking terms!
I’ll probably open up the phones too! Don’t waste your chance to sound off! The number to call is (412) 206-6050.
Here’s the replay – was quite an interesting discussion! Got a chime-in from my Roundtable of Extreme Liberty co-hostess Krystle Schoonveld (@TarheelKrystle) too!