Hey all! It’s been far too long with no regular editions of Their Finest Hour on Vigilant Liberty Radio, but that changes tonight! I’ll be back LIVE at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific for my first solo show of 2017!
So much to discuss: the Inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Women’s Whine Fest – er – March, and discussing the whole “MAGA” concept in light of the passing of one of America’s greatest: Gene Cernan. Plus I’m sure I’ll have much, much more on my mind!
Most importantly, I want to hear from all of you! I’m going to open up the phones, and all viewpoints are welcome. When I give the word, the number to call is: (412) 206-6050. It’s both a request, and a dare (you know who you are).
I’ll probably only be doing a one-hour show tonight, but we’ll see. Tomorrow is the 15th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and I certainly will be paying tribute and assess where we are now after so many years. Plus there’s a whole pile of current event topics you haven’t heard me sound off on, so I will!
Finally! I’m back LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific with Their Finest Hour! Really looking forward to being back talking with you all after some time off for vacation!
It’s going to be a jam-packed program. If you’ve been watching my tweets over the last two weeks, you know I’m a Team USA Olympics fanatic, and Rio 2016 is winding down – lots to cover there.
I’m also going to be joined live by Sasha Kaplan, a.k.a. “Captain Israel” (@CaptainIsraelP). I was introduced to Sasha by TFH & VLR friend Meredith Ancret Walker (@MeredithAncret) at CPAC this year. Sasha is both a millennial and an immigrant; she describes herself as follows:
Sasha Kaplan is a conservative blogger, who pours snark and sarcasm into her word when battling the naysayers and idiots of the social media world. Going by the title of Captain Israel, she supports Israel, conservative principles and uses her blog to educate others.
I’ll also have a recorded interview with Decision Desk HQ‘s Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan). Brandon and I talked three weeks ago about Donald Trump’s chances in Pennsylvania, and while there has certainly been shifts in campaign dynamics since then, it’s pretty clear that Trump needs the Rust Belt to have a hope of getting to 270 electoral votes.
This past week saw the 2016 Republican National Convention, and the official nomination of Donald Trump to be the GOP’s presidential candidate. Mr. Trump’s address – and the one given by his daughter Ivanka immediately prior – were a mix of populism and progressivism, with a whole lot of vitriol and anger thrown in. It prompted National Review‘s Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) to tweet:
What this acceptance speech needs: a Republican response.
Well, tonight I’m going to help give a “Republican” response, or rather what I think the Republican Party should be, which (surprise! surprise!) bears little resemblance to what we know as the GOP.
Joining me tonight will be VLR’s Odds and Ends crew of Heather Boulware (@hboulware) and Eric Spencer (@JustEric). Tune in for a great combination of conservative-libertarian-conservatarian-liberaservative takes on Trump, plus we’ll assuredly have open phones (412-206-6050) and would love to hear from Trump defenders as well as attackers.
And, I suppose we need to look ahead to #DumpsterFireIItheDNC. Yay.
Well, I’ll be live on Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific on Saturday, July 16 with Their Finest Hour! Everything sure seems like it’s falling apart around us, doesn’t it? Well, I’ll be discussing things like:
Eve of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland; Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as his running mate
Attempted coup in Turkey
Terrorist attack in Nice
Police murdered in Dallas as questions of overuse of force by police continue
Their Finest Hour will hit Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific with a pre-recorded broadcast! Host Allan Bourdius (@UnrealAllan) is back from his brief hiatus, and will be talking about the 240th anniversary of the the adoption of the Lee Resolution establishing independence (July 2, 1776), the adoption of the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), and tying American independence and our federal system into the “Brexit” issue of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.
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)