We get into a bunch of stuff this week, including some of the things said in President Trump's interviews with Bob Woodward. We also talk about the wildfires on the West Coast, remembering 9/11, diplomatic developments in the Middle East, LA County's fun police, and some of the more notable things that happened on Big Brother this week.
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On this Labor Day Weekend, we are talking about the state of the gig economy in California and how Proposition 22 hopes to change that. We also talk about Trump's alleged remarks about troops, Nancy Pelosi's hair, Trump "encouraging" election fraud, Big Brother, and the latest Presidential polling numbers.
This week, we talk about the Presidential matchup now that it is officially set, including each of the candidate's acceptance speeches. We also talk about the officer-involved shooting in Kenosha, WI, the protester clash in Portland, and some data about police shootings by race. We also talk about election security briefings, Big Brother, and I end the show by giving you my prediction on what will happen with the Presidential race.
No, we are not playing Jeopardy! this week. In this episode, I discuss the surprisingly little-discussed Senate report on Trump campaign discussions with Russia, a controversy with Goodyear, and the hidden issue with Trump's payroll tax holiday. I also get into the whole QAnon thing and where it came from and my own "conspiracy theory" as to who is actually behind it. Finally, I talk about Memphis's reign in week 2 of Big Brother.
This week, we talk about a ridiculously optimistic electoral vote map, the SHOCKING pick for the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, challenges for voting by mail, and this past week's Big Brother activity.
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My dad joins me to talk about some of the history and ramifications of getting a lack of a majority in the electoral college. We also speculate on who Joe Biden's VP candidate will be (which we thought we would have a decision on by now), and we talk about this week's return of Big Brother!
This week, we dive into some early numbers on the 2020 election, but as the 2016 election would remind us, it is way too soon to make any predictions on where this will go, especially given how close the swing states are. And since it is almost a guarantee Trump will dispute the results if he loses, we talk about the closest election in our nation's history...and I'm not talking about Bush v. Gore.
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We are 100 days out from the 2020 General Election, so we talk about politics, including Joe Biden's leading VP hopefuls, how the House is shaping up, and a look at some of the tossup Senate races. We also talk about the Big Brother premiere, baseball's return, the new Seattle NHL team, and actual deaths in 2020 (from all causes) compared to the past 5 years.
This week, we pointed out several examples of leaders being disingenuous...which can only mean we are close to an election! We talk about what people are missing about wanting to send kids back to school, the status of suburbs, and school choice. We also touch upon the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis, how Coronavirus has hampered my travel plans, and Big Brother. Link to Episode 23: https://anchor.fm/the-moderate-podcast/episodes/Episode-23---Charter-chool-e2qhcs
This week, my dad joins the podcast to talk about the #cancelhamilton movement, and cancel culture in general, as well as some of the history around the electoral college, Civil War, and California statehood. We also talk about the possible return of Big Brother and the return of the NHL, NBA, and NFL.
I don't know what it is, but people have all of these (stupid) reasons why they don't want to wear a mask. Is it because they simply don't like to be told what to do? Is it because they only care about themselves and "aren't afraid of the virus"? Is it because of some vast left wing conspiracy? Who knows! But we talk about it all on today's program.
Also, we talk about President Trump's speech at Mt. Rushmore and, as a special treat, my kids come on to talk about their Zoom learning experience and how they see the next school year going.
This week, I address a video sent to me by a listener about the switch in the parties. Also, I talk about the confusion involving Bubba Wallace and the hangings in the High Desert region of Southern California, a new encryption act introduced in the Senate, Trump's COVID testing joke, and the return of Major League Baseball.
WARNING: This week's episode contains contains some strong language and content, not suitable for kids. Listener discretion is advised.
First of all, I apologize for the length of this episode...but when you're trying to tackle such a complex issue, it's going to get long. This week, I dive deep into racism and what the left and right are saying the problems are. But do they offer solutions? Do they even agree what the problems are? Or how to solve them? I get into all of it, and how this issue might get fixed once and for all.
It's the second weekend of the month, which means my dad is on the show this week! Coming to a day earlier than normal, we talk a little bit about a variety of subjects in terms of what's going on the world right now, including police brutality, the Coronavirus, presidential politics, and the Confederate flag.
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It's a match made in podcasting heaven!
This week, I go into a deep discussion about the debate on racial inequality, and attempt to get to the root cause. I also reflect on how we can perhaps try to begin solving the true root causes of the divides that we see.
As if it wasn't crazy enough, the world has gotten even crazier in the past week. We talk about Trump going off the deep end on several subjects, some of the activity at the State Department, and of course, the murder of George Floyd.
This week, I get into the instincts and psychology of politics and why there is a difference between what's happening in blue states versus red states during this pandemic. I also talk about the myths from the "documentary" Plandemic and the latest Joe Biden gaffe.
This week, we dive deep into the Michael Flynn, including the original events that led to what is going on today. We also talk about the Survivor finale, which was a nice bow to the best season of Survivor yet.
This week, Jimmy is flying solo, talking about Justin Amash and his bid for the Libertarian Party candidacy, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and the flu numbers in recent years that are supposedly as bad as the COVID numbers (spoiler alert...they aren't).
This week, we talk about the new revelations in the alleged Joe Biden/Tara Reade sexual harassment (assault?) situation and how/if we should apply the Kavanaugh standard. We also talk about the whole Trump disinfectant fiasco, when the Coronavirus started, and what the next round of stimulus packages might look like. I also rant about Mitch McConnell's take on state and local government funding.
On the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we reflect on the tragedy that, at the time, was the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil in history. We also talk about the historic relationship between the President and the press and its place in our freedom, So. Cal protestors, and some of the economic impacts of COVID-19.
This week, we get back to talking about the Coronavirus, talking about some of the "theories" out there about the virus, including whether California has already faced the virus, and what else might be causing us to be sick besides the virus. Also, we talk about the chaos in Wisconsin leading up to their primary this past Tuesday. Speaking of chaos, we talk about the latest tribal council on Survivor.
This week, we talk about the impacts of our work lives as a result of the coronavirus, as well as the role the media has played, Trump vs. the media, and what's in that $2 trillion CARES Act. Next week, we plan on making it a COVID-free zone on the show!
In this first edition under the official stay at home directive, we talk about the latest numbers on COVID-19, the hoarding mentality, and what your local government is trying to do to balance following the Governor's orders while continuing to provide services to the public. We also talk about the latest Democratic primaries and what's coming up, as well as the latest on Survivor, where Denise made one of the biggest plays probably in the show's history.
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It's impossible to avoid talking about COVID-19, so we of course have to discuss. But it is a mix of comparing it to past pandemics and, more specifically, coronaviruses, as well as the political aspects. We also discuss the results of Super Tuesday II.
This week, we talk about the latest developments in the panic and uncertainty of the coronavirus . We also get into Super Tuesday results, as well as a look ahead to the next set of primaries coming up this week.
We are back with current event content, talking about the coronavirus, the Nevada caucuses, South Carolina primaries, and a preview of Super Tuesday. We also catch up on the first three episode of what is likely to be the best season of Survivor yet.
This week, we explore why LA became the traffic capital of the country, why public transportation sucks in Southern California, and what, if anything can be done to alleviate our traffic woes. Here is the link to the unfinished L.A. freeways: https://images.app.goo.gl/mzeaJAn5dd8t77Xh6
No technical problems this week! We talk more about the new California Prop 13, Romney's impeachment vote, the firing of Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sonland, and the State of the Union. We also get into the issues in Iowa, why they shouldn't matter as much as they seem to, and what's coming ahead for the Democrats in their process of selecting Donald Trump's opponent.
This week, we faced some technical difficulties, so bear with us. But, we managed to talk more about the impeachment (and hopefully we can finally put this subject to rest), as well as the media calling out the media in a hilarious bit of hypocrisy. And, we attempt to correct some misconceptions that are out there regarding California ballot initiatives that are coming in both March and November.
This week, we get into another spirited debate about the impeachment trial, and look at some of the history and precedent of impeachment throughout the history of our country. We planned on talking about other things, but we got a bit carried away...
This is our last "regular" episode of the year. This week we talked about the Inspector General report and hearing, the Democratic primaries (including polls from California and Texas), the articles of impeachment and what "high crimes and misdemeanors" actually means. And, we talk about Survivor and the controversy surrounding one of the castaways.
This week we are back at full strength, and we talk about campaign financier George Nader's indictment, the subpoenas on President Trump's financial records, the upcoming Judicial Committee hearing, a spirited debate about the impeachment process, and Trump's mental fitness. We also talk about another crazy Survivor tribal council that had a surprisingly lackluster conclusion.
Admittedly, this week wasn't our best work. Interruptions and technical difficulties played a big role in the show. But, we were able to talk about some convenient omissions by the MSM, the big snow storm in the So Cal mountains, and Survivor. Hopefully we get back on track next week.
The impeachment inquiry hearings wrapped up this week, and a lot of talk surrounded the alleged corruption around two specific items Donald Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into. But what is CrowdStrike? And what is Burisma? Who is the prosecutor that Biden pushed to get fired? We will get into all of that, plus a new study on vaccines and autism, and the latest on Survivor.
In another long episode, we talk about the Roger Stone trial and its implications and the first public impeachment inquiry hearings. We also talk about a new podcast, American Election: Wicked Game, which looks at the history of each election starting with George Washington's election in 1789. We also talk about the latest from Survivor, which had a pretty fascinating double episode this week.
On this jam packed Veteran's Day edition of TMP, we talk about some of my dad's time in the military, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Donald Trump, Jr.'s appearance on The View, and the upcoming public impeachment hearings. We also catch up on Survivor, talk a little wrestling, and we have some Seinfeld references.
In this special episode, I discuss the psychology of conspiracy theories, as well as some of the more prominent ones. I also talk about a couple of political conspiracy theories and where the truth lies in them.
In addition, I talk about some of my favorite podcasts. You can find out more about them in the links below.
FritzCast (Twitter / Facebook)
Jim Cornette Experience
Jim Cornette's Drive-Thru
The Mysterious Mr. Epstein
Hillary is still bitter. Impeachment is still the top thing in the news, so of course we are talking about it. We also talk about the Democratic candidates and who Dad, who is still a registered Democrat, will support in the primary. We catch up on Survivor, the World Series, talk a little golf, and wrap it up with some hockey talk.
Twitter has been lit up with #deletefacebook and we'll get into what that all means. We also talk about impeachments thoughts: then and now, the latest out of Syria, and a new Tesla feature. Finally, we talk a little bit about the Dodgers loss (or the Nationals win, depending on how you look at it).
After an almost three and a half month absence, the Moderate Podcast is back! My new co-host, my dad, and I get into the Trump impeachment inquiry, withdrawal from Syria, Ellen and George W. Bush, and the first three weeks of Survivor.
In the final part of my three-part series looking into impeachment, I take an in-depth look into the impeachment that never was...because President Nixon resigned before it could happen. We also talk about Mueller's statement and Trump's tariff on Mexico.
This week, I begin a three-part series in looking at impeachment (or, in one case, almost impeachment). The similarities we are seeing in today's political climate are striking to things we have seen in our history. In part 1, I talk about what led to the impeachment of our Seventeenth President, Andrew Johnson.
I'm back after a few weeks off talking about "poor shaming" and the Mueller Report. As we found from the Barr summary of the report, people's minds still aren't changing: if you supported Trump, you probably haven't read it and, therefore, your mind hasn't changed. If you don't support him, you still don't. The sad part is that the report actually shows how involved Trump was and all the measures he took to try and kill, limit, or interfere with the investigation, which is curious since the report also found that the Trump campaign did not actually work directly with the Russians to sway public opinion (i.e. "hack" the election).
This week, I've got a little bit of everything. We hit some interesting stories, talk a bit about the request for Trump's tax returns, and look at what the right thinks is a big hit but is more likely a major dud.
It looks like the Democrats are really doing their best to re-elected Donald Trump, by having way too many people running and sabotaging their best chance at victory. Also, not so fast on those Mueller Report conclusions! All that, this week on the Moderate Podcast!
This week on the show, the theme is nothing has changed. Charter schools still are allowed to bilk the California taxpayer, and the Mueller Report's release has done nothing to put a close to that "Russia thing".
Of course we talk about that whole rich people college scandal, as I'm sure many other shows. Hopefully you find we will come at it from a slightly different angle. I also touched upon the latest entry into the Democratic primary and the "testicular bill of rights" legislation in Georgia.
This week, I take a break from the current news and look back at the subprime mortgage crisis, which led to the Great Recession. I talk about the things that lead up to the crisis, and how we didn't learn from history and, sadly, might still repeat history in the future.
I meant to get to a lot more than I did this week, but I kept going on tangents and spent more time talking about some things than I had expected. This week, I touch on more Amazon stuff (their pullout from NYC and their tax bill), Mueller vs. Trump, and a couple of other tidbits.
This week, I talk about various inconsistencies on various issues such as gun control and abortion, the death of Payless Shoes, Amazon's decision not to locate in NYC, and the deal to avoid another government shutdown with a side of national emergency and subsequent lawsuits.
This week, I talk about local government. I get into the lawsuit that California Governor Gavin Newsom filed against the City of Huntington Beach. Also, I talk about the 2019 Financial State of the Cities report from Truth in Accounting. How much "truth" is there to their accounting? Listen to find out! (Hint: This week, liberals nor conservatives are safe this week...)
The government shutdown appears to be ending. But is the re-opening only temporary? And is there a better way to deal with immigration? Also, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez predicts that the world will end in 12 years. Do I give "zero" f---s?
It's a quick takes episode! This week, I follow up on a couple of points from last week's show, the LAUSD teachers' strike, an update on the shutdown and the peeing contest between Trump and Pelosi, what Trump really meant about Mexico paying for the wall, and the new "controversial" Gillette commercial.
In the first episode of 2019, I get into what I think will happen with the government shutdown, why moderate politics is really the prevailing political philosophy but won't take hold, as well as some other news and notes, including a tribute to the late, great "Mean" Gene Okerlund. Happy New Year!
First we have some business as I follow up on the previous episode regarding charter schools and I cover some of the new California laws coming January 1. Then, it gets fun with interviews with all three of my kids!
I know it's been a month...it's just been a crazy busy time! Today, I talk about an online charter school in Arizona who's CEO is raking in the cash. I also talk about a highly successful charter school that my kids used to attend and how it all came tumbling down.
I get into a bunch of different issues this week, including a Twitter debate on "voter fraud", Trump firing Jeff Sessions, Trump vs. Jim Acosta, Ivanka Trump's e-mails, and the wild fires. Happy Thanksgiving!
In this special episode, my dad joins me to talk about the midterm elections this past Tuesday and the latest fires in California. Thank you to all of our veterans for helping keeping us free. I couldn't do this podcast without the freedom you have fought for!
In this somewhat extended episode, Jimmy dives into the California propositions. Get the last minute scoop on the potential laws that may or may not change your life. If you don't live in California, well, you can get a glimpse as to why that might not be so bad (it's not all glorious like you see during the Rose Parade).
First, a caveat: this episode was actually recorded on Tuesday afternoon, but I was not able to upload until today. Nonetheless, in this brief episode, I do my best to handicap where I think the midterm elections will go for the House and Senate. Enjoy!
Bernie Sanders could arguably be called the father of the modern Democratic Socialist movement in the United States, and candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are adding to the numbers in Congress promoting it. The Nordic Model seems to be the thing they are vying for, but can that even work in the United States, much less be a movement that the people of the US would support?
With the confirmation of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Jimmy gives some final thoughts on the confirmation process and what one of the lessons that ought to be from this whole thing. Also, who can guess the connection to this episode's bumper music?
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings begin tomorrow, so we look into some background on Judge Kavanaugh and how his appointment could affect the country. Also, we talk about a case that could be heard by the Supreme Court. Finally, my boys join me to talk about what they've been learning in school so far.
In this special bonus episode of The Moderate Podcast, my dad joins me to talk about John McCain's funeral, Ron DeSantis' "monkey around" comment, and the upcoming November elections and how Trump's Russia problem might play into them.
Tuesday was a tough day for the President, as Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges and Michael Cohen pleads guilty to several charges, including two that would seem to implicate the President. But what does this all mean? Will this be President Trump's downfall? And does this all sound vaguely familiar? We break it all down for you on the Moderate Podcast!
Fresh off of his conviction on 8 financial crimes, we look into who Paul Manafort is. What does this mean for President Trump? Also, we do a quick follow up on our coverage of the "truth isn't truth" segment that we talked about on Episode 7.
With LeBron James taking on the President in a Don Lemon interview, the President went on the offense on Twitter. Also, NFL preseason games involved some protests during the National Anthem. Finally, is it racist if a nonwhite person makes derogatory comments about white people? There's a lot to talk about on this episode of The Moderate Podcast!
I get to geek out a bit in this episode, talking about one of my favorite topics: water. The President went after California Governor Jerry Brown in a pair of tweets in regards to the California wildfires...but was his criticism on the mark?
In the first real (albeit abbrieviated) episode of The Moderate Podcast, we get into the latest twist in Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with the President now saying the July 2016 with a Russian attorney WAS about getting dirt on "an opponent". Hope you enjoy!
Bumper music by Purple Planet (www.purple-planet.com)