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).
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.
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)
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!
In hour 1 of the program, I’ll be talking about today’s opening of the UN General Assembly and the speechifying by President Obama and others. I’m also going to be discussing my breaking of my own moratorium on watching mainstream “news magazine” shows — both Russian President Vladimir Putin and GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump appeared on 60 Minutes last night.
In hour 2, I’ll be welcoming Christine Rousselle (@crousselle), Managing Web Editor for Townhall.com, back to the show. Christine covered Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, plus we’ll get her takes on other issues of the day, like John Boehner’s resignation. Perhaps we’ll take more calls too!
The fun all starts at 10E/9C/8M/7P – don’t miss the show!
UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!!Tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific I’m back LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio with another fun and enlightening Their Finest Hour program! There’s lots to talk about and the phones will definitely be open!
Wow! It seems like it’s been a lot longer than three weeks since I was LIVE with Their Finest Hour on Vigilant Liberty Radio! After three weeks of stepping away, I’m ready to get back at it, and this for all intents and purposes is the beginning of year three of the program!