Tuesday, December 22, 2015
2Political Podcast Episode 113 is now available. You can listen to it or download it from the podcast site, 2political.com. You can leave comments there as well as download or listen to any episode (you can access the five most recent episodes from the list on the right side of my blog).
We decided to do a shorter episode this time, and I took Arthur only five days to get it edited. Progress.
We start out talking about the state of the election campaign. Among other things, we don't understand why the newsmedia fails so miserably at understanding why Trump continues to do well. Maybe journalists and pundits don't understand the base of the Republican Party, and that's why they don't understand his appeal to that base? The early contests—especially Iowa—make matters worse, since they're all completely unrepresentative of the USA generally (and Iowa Republican politics is domoinated by fundamentalist Christian political activists).
As we start to wrap up, we talk a bit about Arthur's summer off from work, which leads us to talk about going to the movies, since we were both about to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the time we recorded. What's better—assigned seats or general seating? We have different views on that.
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Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The formal state dinning room:
President and Mrs. John Adams hosted the first White House Christmas party in December 1800, and while holiday celebrations were not grand state affairs, they became family-oriented traditions that promoted good cheer amongst children and adults alike.