The Venerdi Podcast – Episode #79

In this episode of “The Venerdi Podcast,” I remind you about my absence next week and also talk about my YouTube stats for the past year. I then muse about the mercenary mentality of pundits, and end on talking about the debacle of Milo’s talk at DePaul University.

Listen below at the following links:

Music Credits
Intro: “Il Canto degli Italiani” (Goffreddo Mameli/Michele Novaro)
Outro: “Giuseppe” (Antonio Zimmerman)

The Venerdi Podcast – Episode #78

In this episode of “The Venerdi Podcast,” I do an update on the lack of stuff on my Channel until I get back from vacation, congratulate Pizza Party Ben on his first Breitbart article, and muse some more on another recent entry in “How Not To Do It.”

Listen below at the following links:

Music Credits
Intro: “Il Canto degli Italiani” (Goffreddo Mameli/Michele Novaro)
Outro: “Giuseppe” (Antonio Zimmerman)

“Like Granting Satan Absolution And Giving Him The Keys To Heaven!”

I saw this as a comment on Breitbart this morning and thought it was worth sharing here:

When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress.

This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.

Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration.

Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.”

Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.

Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.

Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Webb Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department.

Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.

Many younger voters will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and a thirty six month investigation.

Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.

Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House.

Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.

Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:

She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.

She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.

After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr’s investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs. Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for ‘lying under oath’ to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.

Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.

After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.

What a swell party – ready for another four or eight years of this type of low-life mess?

Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next.

But to her loyal fans – “what difference does it make?”

Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven!

Spread the word about this evil, vile, and despicable woman!

How Not To Do It, Example 2

Over the weekend, Kyle mentioned on Twitter that he unfortunately was going to have to publish a post calling out a blogger for some dishonesty. That post dropped yesterday morning.

The blogger in question: Aaron Clarey

The whole issue was one of attribution, as Kyle wrote a guest post for Clarey’s blog, but didn’t get anything more than Clarey’s normal and vague “This is from our ______ agent in the field.” Now if this was anything like his normal “tips” where someone writes an email and doesn’t have a blog, there wouldn’t be a problem. This time was different.

While my blog isn’t that big (it’s pretty small actually), at least I know about the etiquette of linking other guys. The whole “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” thing, and also giving credit for content that isn’t yours to prevent the accusation of theft. The latter of the two being a fairly big deal.

Basically, the sequence of events went like this (screencaps of the emails are here):
– The guest post is published April 27 without a link to Kyle.
– A few days later on May 1, Kyle emails Clarey asking politely to have a link to his blog put in at the top.
– Getting no response, Kyle emails Clarey on May 5, asking politely if he got the previous message.
– Clarey responds on May 6 with a dismissal and to “get off my ass.”
– Still seeing no attribution on the guest post 2 weeks after publication (and after publication ~30 of Clarey’s own posts), Kyle calls him out with the Tuesday post.
– A storm erupts on Twitter, with Clarey complaining about “whiny Millennials.”

Clarey did eventually give credit to Kyle, but in a very classless way:

(The story behind this is that I predicted that Kyle would be “featured” in Clarey’s next podcast where he would rant and complain about “whiny Millennials”)

Now, what could have easily been solved by a few clicks and a copy/paste function, or saying “I’m really busy/travelling at the moment, but I’ll get to it as soon as I can” turns into another “How Not To Do It” credibility-killing entry.

The Venerdi Podcast – Episode #77

In this episode of “The Venerdi Podcast,” I talk about Uncle Mitch’s death, a new beginning for Matt Forney, more primary stuff, and finally muse on what Budweiser is going to call Bud Light this coming summer.

Listen below at the following links:

Music Credits
Intro: “Il Canto degli Italiani” (Goffreddo Mameli/Michele Novaro)
Outro: “Giuseppe” (Antonio Zimmerman)