Show #492

David and Jody were in the Bunker today. David’s dad passed away, so please give him some love.
Program note: we will do the show next Wednesday and not Tuesday in order to talk about the election results.

So, we had two shootings and a series of attempted murders/assassinations since we last spoke. Trump continued to hold rallies and has yet to really denounce anything.

Trump is on his way to Pittsburgh in wake of the mass shooting at the Tree Of Life Synagogue, and they don’t want him there. We’ll see how that turns out.

And much more!

Hope you enjoy this week’s installment.
Talk at you next week.

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2 Responses to Show #492

  1. Jody said something about how the president is supposed to salute his military guards. But he’s not. This is a common misconception.

    Salutes are supposed to be exchanged only between active military personnel who are in uniform. The president _commands_ the armed forces, but he is not _part of_ the armed forces. The president is a civilian, and he is NOT supposed to salute anyone. If you look back at presidents who were former military, like Eisenhower and Kennedy, you’ll note that they do not salute their military escorts. Reagan started this saluting business, probably because he thought it looked good. But it really should stop.

    I’m sorry if this seems like nit-picking, but it’s more important than one might think. A fundamental principle of our governance is that the military is under CIVILIAN control. That’s one reason why our elected officials do not wear military uniforms, ever.

  2. Avatar Chris Roberson
    Chris Roberson says:

    Are comments moderated? I tried to comment yesterday, but it hasn’t shown up yet.