#TFH on #VLR 4/30: @AwakeGOP, @redsoutrage, & more!

UPDATE! Replay added! Their Finest Hour hits Vigilant Liberty Radio LIVE at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific on Saturday, April 30th! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. If you’re one of those folks too shy to chat in an anonymous-if-you-want chatroom, you can listen using the other embedded players you’ll find around the site, or head direct to Spreaker or use one of their mobile device apps!

Katie Jerkovich (Twitter)

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.

Sarah Kingston (Twitter)

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!

GoingRedBannerAdAlso, 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)

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#TFH on #VLR 4/23: @EdMorrissey talks about @GoingRedBook! Book giveaway!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Tonight (Saturday, April 23rd) on Their Finest Hour I’m honored to welcome back Hot Air‘s Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) back to the program and Vigilant Liberty Radio! Ed has written a great new book, Going Red: The Two Million Voters Who Will Elect the Next President—and How Conservatives Can Win Them, and it’s very cool that he agreed to include TFH as part of his book tour! I just got done pre-recording Ed’s segment for tonight, and I can guarantee you’ll find it very interesting!

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Ed finds Going Red on the shelf at O’Hare Airport! (Twitter)

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!

The fun all starts at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Again, please join us in VLR’s chatroom. If you’re not going to be in the chat, you can listen direct on Spreaker or using a Spreaker mobile app.

Here’s the replay! Congratulations to artist and regular listener Jett Atwood who received the copy of Going Red! Also, thanks to VLR’s Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) for calling in and helping me get my rant on in hour two! (MP3 Download for offline listening)

#TFH on #VLR 4/16 – #Afghanistan #USMC veteran & author @valorofamarine!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns LIVE to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. Hopefully you can take a break from your last minute tax filing scrambles and join me in VLR’s chatroom for the broadcast! Or you can listen using the other players you’ll find around the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile app! You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter, and be sure to be following me (@allanbourdius) on Twitter as well as the feeds for the blog & show (@TFHBlogAndShow) and VLR (@VigilantLiberty)! Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 4/16 – #Afghanistan #USMC veteran & author @valorofamarine!

Technical Sergeant Bernard P. Bell, USA (December 18, 1944)

Bernard Pious Bell was born in Grantsville, West Virginia on December 29, 1911. He was living in New York when he joined the United States Army in 1942. He fought in Italy and Southern France as a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division.

Continue reading Technical Sergeant Bernard P. Bell, USA (December 18, 1944)

Second to none: Cowan, López, & Soderman (December 17, 1944)

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.

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#TFH on #VLR 4/2: @Ebolamerican on #SCOTUS, #Trump, & more!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay Added!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight (Saturday, April 2) at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. If you can’t make it into the chat room, you can listen using the other show players here on the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile device app!

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.

IMG_6696Josh 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!

#TFH on #VLR 3/19: Calling all #Trump supporters!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay Added!! Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on Saturday, March 19! Please join the program using VLR’s chat room & show player! If you don’t want to join us in the chat (and why not?!), you can also listen using the other players you’ll find on the site, direct on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile device app. On tonight’s program, I’ll be opening up the phones with the express desire of having supporters of Donald Trump’s candidacy call in! I’m far from a supporter of “The Donald”, but I promise all callers a courteous and respectful reception. I really do want to talk with you and engage in discussion!
Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 3/19: Calling all #Trump supporters!

#TFH on #VLR 3/12: @AsheSchow & @MeredithAncret!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayUPDATE: Replay added!! Their Finest Hour will be live tonight (March 12th) on Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with show player. You can also listen using the other show players on the site, direct on Spreaker, or on a Spreaker mobile app! Besides chat, you can use the #TFH hashtag on Twitter to interact with the show!

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Allan Bourdius & Ashe Schow, CPAC 2016 (Personal photo)

In the program’s first hour tonight, I’ll be playing a conversation I recorded on Friday, March 11th with Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow), writer for both the New York Observer and the Washington Examiner. She also hangs out with our friends over on FTR Radio.  We discussed the “kinder, gentler” GOP debate that took place Thursday night and the state of the campaign looking ahead to “Super Tuesday II” (or is it III? Can’t keep track – LOL) on Tuesday, March 15th. It was a great talk, and we spun off into some culture and Ashe’s passion for reporting on due process in college campus disciplinary proceedings.

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Meredith Ancret Walker & Allan Bourdius, CPAC 2016 (Personal photo)

Then in hour two, I’ll be talking live with Meredith Ancret Walker (@MeredithAncret). Meredith blogs at Gay, Conservative, and Proud, and just wrote her first book: A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century (Amazon Kindle, $8.99). I think Meredith’s book is a must-read for anyone who takes reaching minorities and millennials with the conservative/libertarian message seriously, and it should find its way onto the reading lists of political activists and campaign staffers too! I reviewed the book for Hot Air, and we’ll deep dive into the points she raises. I expect we’ll also open up the phones during this segment! If so, the number to call is: (412) 206-6050.

Thanks all for your listenership and support! Please be sure you’re following/liking TFH on both Twitter and Facebook, as well as VLR (Twitter, Facebook)!

Here’s the replay of the show! Thanks all for your listenership!

#TFH on #VLR 3/5: #CPAC2016 & more!

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayGreetings! I will be doing Their Finest Hour LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight, Saturday, March 5th, but not at my regularly scheduled start time of 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific. My family and I are going out to the local high school’s musical, so the show will begin no earlier than 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific, but there’s a bit of variability. Make sure you’re following me on Twitter, plus the feeds for TFH and VLR, and watch for the actual start time! Join me for the show in VLR’s chatroom with embedded player (or use the other players you find on the site, or listen direct on Spreaker).

I just got back from the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, MD outside Washington, DC. I was there for the event’s first two days, and listened in while I was driving home on some of the events that transpired today, so I’ll give my thoughts and impressions.

There’s also another slate of primaries and caucuses tonight, so by the time I go live, we should have more results to report and analyze. And I guess I’ll talk about two of my recent posts at Hot Air:

Teacher fired for student’s crime

Why Reagan won

And maybe open phones too! Don’t forget to watch for the actual start time on Twitter!

The American Deficit of Victory

(This post originally appeared at Pocket Full of Liberty on May 25, 2014. As that site is no longer active, I have relocated it here, as this is something I don’t want to lose)

Memorial Day is the holiday on which we recognize the sacrifice of life by the American warrior in combat, regardless of who they were, where they were slain, and why they were sent to fight, and remember the debt owed to all of them by the rest of us. Continue reading The American Deficit of Victory

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