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#TFH on #VLR 5/14: World News Night with @Veribatim!

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour will be LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10 pm Eastern, 7 pm Pacific! Please join me for the program in our chatroom with embedded show player! If you’re not going to chat, you can catch the program using the other show players here on the site, direct over on Spreaker, or using a Spreaker mobile app! You can also interact with me and the show by using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter!

Katrina Jørgensen (Twitter)

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.

Talk to you at 10E/9C/8M/7P, and don’t forget your Twitter follows (@allanbourdius, @TFHBlogAndShow, @VigilantLiberty) and your Facebook likes (Their Finest Hour, Vigilant Liberty Radio)!

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#TFH on #VLR 9/21: @Veribatim on Foreign News; Open Talk in Hour 2!

Katrina Jørgensen (Photo: Twitter)

Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Please come join the program in VLR’s chatroom! If you don’t want to interact via chat (and why not?!), you can use the other show players around the site or just listen over on Spreaker or using one of their mobile device apps.

If you missed the news Sunday, HotAir writer and Fox News contributor Mary Katherine Ham (@mkhammer) lost her husband Jake to a tragic accident on Saturday afternoon. A GoFundMe for contributions to the education security of Mary Katherine & Jake’s daughter Georgia – and their unborn child, MK is ~4 months pregnant – has been started. If you have it in your heart to do so, please contribute (I have).

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Tonight in hour one, I’ll be welcoming Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim) back to the program! Katrina works with the Young Republicans National Federation (@YNRF) and also writes about foreign news for IJ Review. It’s the latest in foreign news that we’ll be discussing tonight!

In hour two, I’ll be opening up the phones, as well as going rant-mode on a couple of topics. It should be a blast!

10E/9C/8M/7P – talk to you then!

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#TFH on #VLR 9/14: 9/11, George Templeton, Open Phones!

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour will hit Vigilant Liberty Radio in just five short hours at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! I’ve got George Templeton (@rodentpolitics, @temptherat) from Free Radical Network and Foreign Matters joining me! As George has a keen interest for foreign news that will make up a large part of our discussion (Syrian refugee crisis, UK Labour Party leadership change, Australian PM change, among others), and we’ll also dip into the latest in domestic politics (Rick Perry quits his presidential campaign, etc.) and some sports as Week 1 of the 2015 NFL Season is almost in the books!

And we’ll also get into some culture: the Miss America organization has apologized to Vanessa Williams. Bravo, long overdue, and such a big deal shouldn’t have been made in the first place – but on that we’ll discuss.

I’ll spend a brief moment recollecting 9/11 also, as the 14th anniversary passed last week.

And you can chime in too! Phones will be open, tune in or watch Twitter for the caller instructions!

Please join us for the program in VLR’s chat room! You can also listen at the other embedded players easily found on the site here or direct over on Spreaker (or one of their mobile apps).

10E/9C/8M/7P!

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#TFH on #VLR 7/13: Can’t miss with @AsheSchow & @Veribatim!

TFHRsquareVLR2It’s Monday, which means Their Finest Hour hits Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! As always, please come join the program in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player!

I’m going to be taking a few weeks off from an on-air presence on VLR for things like vacation and taking my son to Scout camp, so I wanted to make sure that this was going to be a great program to wrap up the first “volume” of my 2015 broadcast year.

Ashe Schow

In the first hour, I’ll be welcoming Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) of the Washington Examiner back to the program! Ashe’s focus is domestic politics, so we’ll get an update from her on the latest developments in college campus sexual assault & due process issues, the ever-growing Republican 2016 presidential candidate roster, and more!

Katrina Jørgensen

Following Ashe in hour two, we’ll give a big TFH “welcome home!” to Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim) of IJReview and the Young Republicans International Committee. Katrina is back home in Texas after a frustrating, protracted immigration process for her husband Kai (@TheNorwegianFox). She’s one of my go-tos for foreign news, and we’ll recap the latest on the Greek financial crisis, Syria/Iraq/ISIS, and other world-wide topics.

IMG_6696All in all, it’s going to be a great evening, and I hope everyone tunes in! Thanks all for your continued listenership and support for my own and the other VLR programs! I’ll be off TFH after tonight until August 10th, but I’m lining up some great guest hosts for the intervening three weeks:

July 20: Chris T. Rex (@CrankyTRex)
July 27: George Templeton (@rodentpolitics & @temptherat)
August 3: Randy Clemens (@bostonrandy)

And here’s tonight’s replay! Remember, you can click the show title in the player to get the Spreaker page with a download link for offline listening!

 

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#TFH on #VLR 2/16: Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) & Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim)!

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns tonight to Vigilant Liberty Radio for a great new original program at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific!

Mickey White (Twitter)

Joining me live in the first hour is Mickey White (@BiasedGirl, With Bias) of The Jim and Mickey Show, which can also be heard at VLR! We’ll be talking about domestic politics and culture, with a likely emphasis on our side’s “headdesk” moments of counter-productivity and alienating vast swaths of the electorate. We’ll also take a look ahead to CPAC 2015, which both of us will be attending in about 10 days.

Katrina Jørgensen (Twitter)

For hour two, we’ll be journeying overseas for foreign news and commentary with Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim, A Single Voice) of both IJReview and The World Class Hour over on FTR Radio. My conversation with Katrina was recorded on Sunday, February 15 so hopefully not too much will have changed in the news by air time! We talked terrorism in Western Europe, Ukraine, the Middle East, and the curious political corruption case going on in Argentina.

Please come join us in the VLR chatroom with embedded show player for the program! Even though hour two is pre-recorded, I’m sure the chat will still be lively. If you don’t want to chat with us, you can listen using the player at right or direct on Spreaker (or using a Spreaker mobile device app).

Don’t miss the show! 10E/9C/8M/7P!

Here’s tonight’s replay! If you want to download for offline listening, click the show title in the player!

And of course, please keep the follows and likes coming for @allanbourdius, @TFHBlogAndShow, @VigilantLiberty, TFH on Facebook, and VLR on Facebook!

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TFH Live(-ish), July 28 – Katrina Jørgensen, the Great War, and more!

Katrina Jørgensen (Twitter)

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! First up on the program will be a pre-recorded segment with the awesome Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim)! Katrina’s been on the program before, and has graciously had me as a guest on her program, The World Class Hour, which airs via FTR Radio on Tuesday nights at 11 Eastern. You can also find Katrina at her own site, A Single Voice, plus she also writes for IJReview and contributes to Pocket Full of Liberty (as I do!). We recorded the segment on Saturday afternoon (July 26) and discussed Ukraine/Russia and the Middle East primarily so hopefully it isn’t too dated by show time!

After the segment with Katrina, I’ll be live to have some thoughts on the day’s news, some reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I (today), and the phones & Skype will be open too, so if you want a chance to sound off, this is it!

The best way join the program is in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player (refresh the page at showtime to get the live stream in the player). Otherwise, you can listen using the player here in the right sidebar or direct at VLR’s Spreaker page or one of their mobile apps.

And here’s the show replay! (Click “Spreaker” in the player for the offline copy download site)

Finally, please don’t forget to keep the follows and likes coming for:

TFH on Facebook
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The UN Speech I’d Give

Today, President Barack Obama will address the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Frankly, I really don’t care what he has to say there, because based on his track record, I’m sure it will be another iteration of his “blame America first” ideology, tinged with additional apologetics for the dubious view that it’s a YouTube video that produced the recent increase in Middle East turmoil.

Another thing I can pretty much guarantee is that he’s going to speak too long. That’s a common problem with politicians, which is particularly on my mind as I was just in Gettysburg this past weekend. President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is masterful because of both its subject and its brevity.

So, were I the President of the United States, trying to keep it as pithy and inspiring as possible, here’s what I’d say to the United Nations, if it was me standing there today. I think I’d probably set an all-time record for UN walkouts.

Mr. General Secretary, assembled heads of state or government, ambassadors, and distinguished guests:

I stand before you here today, ever grateful that I am here as the President of the United States solely by the consent of the governed, rather than by heredity, force of arms, or corruption. Today, the United Nations assembled here stands not for what brings us together as humans, but what sets us in conflict diplomatically, economically, or militarily.

I look now around this assembly, and I can list off nation after nation that oppresses their people, stifles their development, and whose leaders assume or seize power for power’s sake. The United Nations, born out of a six-year world war to end tyranny and oppression, has instead become tyranny and oppression’s legitimizer. The United Nations places representatives of governments who deny women equal rights on its human rights council. The United Nations gives equal time to governments who would happily see their neighbors erased from humanity – or who deny the very history that led to the formation of this body.

The United States is an imperfect society. The Framers of our Constitution two hundred and twenty-five years ago knew that perfection was unattainable, as they noted their intent “to form a more perfect union”, rather than embrace utopianism. We will continue to be imperfect, but never forget this: the United States will always remain on the side of liberty and freedom.

The United States will prefer free trade over cartels and tariffs.

The United States will embrace those who wish to govern and be governed, rather than those who would subjugate their people.

And where the United Nations fails to uphold its own resolutions upon those who violate the same, expect the United States to enforce them as necessary, if necessary unilaterally, as we have done in the past.

Many of our fellow nations assembled here are envious of the United States’ success, of our prosperity, of our riches. They say we have stolen what isn’t ours. This is a damnable lie. If you envy the United States, seek not to limit or destroy us, but instead to join in how we have gained our success. We’ve even given you the blueprint.

Declare and accept that the people have unalienable rights, most importantly that of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Do not force your people to accept a particular religious belief, nor persecute those who do not believe the same or at all.

Do not control or limit the speech of your people, the press, or their ability to assemble peaceably and protest their government.

Be brave enough to allow your people to defend themselves against those who would oppress or do them harm, including if necessary, from your own rule and tyranny.

Do not rule over your people by placing your armies or police among them, nor violate their homes and safety without just cause.

Apply laws and punishments equitably and fairly to all your people, and reject the tyrant’s whim to dictate guilt or innocence rather than rely on citizens and juries to secure justice for all.

Remember that ultimately it is not you, the leaders, who empower and bestow rights upon the people, but the people who retain all rights except those which they explicitly grant to the governors.

Those are the basics, and you can probably figure out where to look for the rest. Have the courage to empower your people, let them be free, and your nations will succeed.

In closing, I will speak to those around the world who seek greater freedom and liberty. The United States is with you. If you choose to pursue your liberty by coming to the United States, all we ask is that you respect and obey our laws, both as you come and after you arrive. If your hope is rather to bring the prosperity and freedom of America to your homes and homelands, please be assured that the United States is still prepared to “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

May God continue to bless the freedom-loving people of the world, and by His grace, may you all truly be free.

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