On today's show: Trump's Wall, Qanon, and Tommy Robinson
Immigration and border security. Trump threatens to shut down government to get his wall. Maxine Waters calls Trump a bully. DACA and Trump getting rid of catch and release and immigration lottery. Koch brothers against Trump's immigration policies. Trump says he will meet with Iran in person, no conditions. Gen. John Kelly's year anniversary yesterday. Trump asks him to stay until 2020. Facebook goes into teleconference removing 32 accounts attempting to influence midterms. Who is Tommy Robinson? Qanon's latest breadcrumbs. Kim Jong Un is not in charge of North Korea. Kim sends back remains of 55, up to another 50,000 other human remains. Could Mueller and Rosenstein also be inside to drain the swamp? Kimberly Guilfoyle asked to leave Fox because of fighting #MeToo and she was also mean to subordinates and allegedly showed pictures of male genitalia often. Paul Manafort's trial starts today. No charges have to do with Russia. Sarah Silverman makes jokes about molestation and pedophelia. Offends many people in the midwest.
Grace and Connor review the book, Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance. Poverty, race, pessimism, marriage, and drug abuse, among working class whites and how they choose to support Trump. The book is about to be made into a Netflix movie directed by Ron Howard.
author, crazy, extreme or realistic? How important is the traditional male
role? Is masculinity critical? Is there a tribal instinct that drives
heterosexual men to strive to impress one another rather than women?
Granted, Mazie Phillips is not an ordinary saint; she drinks
too much, swears, and has numerous careless sexual relations, but her
imperfections allow her to set aside judgement and simply help those who need
it most. Believe it or not, Mazie Phillips is only a slightly
fictionalized character based upon the real-life, Mazie Phillips. In this, why
didn’t I think of that novel, Jami Attenberg does a beautiful job of
researching and arriving at a conjecture that ultimately translates into a
realism that is so believable it seems like she peered into Mazie’s mind so we could
enjoy a glimpse.
Grace and Connor discuss Jason Chaffetz's book, The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda. How the deep state meaning has changed from just government employees to include politicians. Yellow Vest Movement and current Trudeau scandal to rock Canada. Comparisons to the Clintons and how they all seem to be untouchable or unprosecutable under the law.