#RoEL 5/9: Daddy Bourdius Left Us Unsupervised

On #RoEL 5/9 at 10pm ET: Regular co-host Krystle Schoonveld (@TarheelKrystle, The Federalist, Practical Politicking, Loftus Party) will try to keep the barely existing order while Allan Bourdius is away practicing capitalism in Las Vegas. Filling in for Allan will be Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis, Practical Politicking). Guests include Bill O’Keefe (@thatbillokeefe, formally known as @defendwallst), and Heather Boulware (@hboulware).

Topics will include current events, culture, and politics as usual. Because #FIWDIL.

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#RoEL 5/9: Daddy Bourdius Left Us Unsupervised

Foreign Matters 5-8-17

Tonight on Foreign Matters we will have the fallout from the second round of French presidential elections, bad news for Labour in an election preview in the United Kingdom plus other stories and the fantastic Mary Chastain of Legal Insurrection is joining us! Be here at http://vigilantlibertyradio.us/chat/ at 10 p.m!

 

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Foreign Matters 5-8-17

The Late Shift – 4-26-17

It’s Alien Day, so that means that we’re talking about the movie “Alien” – including “Alien Covenant”! Taylor Millard is in the co-host chair, and John Trafton is joining us to discuss the film. (In case you’re wondering, our guest tonight is an author and academic from the world of film studies. Yes, he has written on Spielberg.) Needless to say, Taylor is VERY excited about this, and John is going to try to not offer any spoilers!

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The Late Shift – 4-26-17

The Flyby 4-26-17: Special Guest Jeremy Simser, Arrowverse Returns, Logan

On The Flyby for April 26, 2017, your co-hosts Chris the Cranky T-Rex and Sarjex will talk to special guest Jeremy Simser, storyboard artist extraordinaire for Supergirl and The Flash, among other things.  Speaking of the two super shows, they’re all back from hiatus, so we’ll be doing our reviews of that too.  And if we have time we’ll have that Logan discussion we would’ve had last week were it not for Cranky’s internet imploding right at the beginning of the show.

So tune in early because we’re starting at 9 PM Eastern instead of our usual 10 PM right here on VLR, and don’t forget to hop into the chat so we can see all of your comments during the show!

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The Flyby 4-26-17: Special Guest Jeremy Simser, Arrowverse Returns, Logan

Foreign Matters 4-24-17

Foreign Matters is back tonight at a special time of 9 p.m. That’s right 1 hour earlier tonight for a big show that will cover the terror attack on the Champs-Elysees, the French Presidential election from all angles plus yet another disturbing revelation about the Iran deal. We might go the whole 2 hours but join us at http://vigilantlibertyradio.us/chat/ for a great conversation!

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Foreign Matters 4-24-17

The Late Shift – 4-19-17

It’s FIWDIL Night! Taylor Millard is back. There are piles of media mishaps and mayhem to criticize, so we’ll be doing that. And there’s a bit of turmoil that needs to be addressed – the co-host is revolting, or angry, or something! Yes, it has to do with something that is “coming soon” to this show, so you really don’t want to miss out on what’s happening. (Hint is that it has to do with a very special guest who is very well-versed on film!)

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The Late Shift – 4-19-17

It’s a Soap Ad – Not the End of the World!

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In case you weren’t aware of it, many women are very particular about the products that they use to take care of their own skin (and the skin of their babies.) The makers of Dove products have made a cozy home for themselves on the market for women with sensitive skin. In case you’re wondering what that means, when you go into a store with entire aisles of soaps and shampoos, the people with sensitive skin can buy maybe a handful of products on the shelves without fear of adverse reactions.

That means burning, stinging, rashes, break outs, and all manner of other nasty things.

There’s another little problem for many women when it comes to products they like. Manufacturers have a horrible habit of taking some off the market entirely, without bothering to even attempt to replace them.

(My aunt used to say, “Never say you love something, because someone in the factory will hear you, and they won’t make it anymore!”)

Dove is guilty of removing some products, but they’re really good about coming up with a “new and improved” option that often really is at least as good as what it’s replacing. Sometimes, it really is much better.

That said, when I came across people talking about boycotting Dove, I rolled my eyes.

Nope. Not happening in my household.

When I heard why, it was all I could do to keep from spewing coffee everywhere.

Seriously? People are upset about an advertisement about mothers that happens to include a transsexual?

I believe the argument was that Dove was somehow endorsing LGBT lifestyles by just having “those people” in the commercial.

Well, not exactly.

If you watched it, great. If not, just take my word for it on this one.

No, they were not “endorsing” anyone in their commercial.

Yes, they were saying that every mother is entitled to being able to make her own decisions about how she raises her own children. (It’s safe to assume that they aren’t suggesting that can include mistreating or abusing any precious children.)

If you really want to push it to the political end, this commercial was promoting the individual liberty of mothers everywhere, period, full stop.

Dove wasn’t telling anyone how to be a parent.

Dove wasn’t saying any parent is better than another.

Dove was saying all parents (especially mothers) are created equal, and are endowed with the right to raise their children how they see fit.

Oh no!

That’s terrible!

Let’s boycott them right now, for making the radical suggestion that everyone (from government down to in-laws) should stay out of the business of mothers!

Needless to say, this is just another case of people looking for a reason to be outraged.

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It’s a Soap Ad – Not the End of the World!

Ann Coulter, UC Berkeley, and Attention Whoredom

I made the observation on Twitter that there really was no way that Ann Coulter was ever going to speak on the UC Berkeley campus.

Full stop.

That shouldn’t need to be repeated, and if anyone can come up with a remotely-close-to-legitimate argument to the contrary, I may have to publicly humiliate myself for their benefit.

Since I’m not into humiliation, on with the explanation why Coulter just wasn’t going to do that appearance.

There is a single piece of information that is needed to explain this—Milo Yiannopoulos was pushed off that campus, violently so.

On the scale of “objectionable persons” in the sheltered world known as the UC system in general, the flamboyant gay guy who likes to call the president “daddy” is actually less detestable than Ann Coulter. At least he’s gay, right?

Coulter has built a reputation for being crass, ignorant, hateful, bigoted… I could go on, but I’m not in the mood to show the extent of my vocabulary right now. Bluntly, she stands for all the things that Berkeley students cower in safe spaces to shield themselves from every day.

If anyone wants to attempt to start the argument of free speech, and diversity of views on campus, see the previous list of negative adjectives. “If” Coulter was remotely close to serious, and could manage to string two sentences together without insulting huge swathes of the US population, then we could get into that discussion.

That isn’t the case.

Coulter is a shock jock, in the hateful toad sense, as opposed to the stripper-loving Howard Stern sense. While the latter might wander into the realm of misogyny, at least it’s with the consent of the participants (and all in naughty fun.)

When dealing with someone who cannot manage to offer constructive ideas without peppering them heavily with hate, there is no reason to suggest that there would be educational value for students. Well, maybe she might be a good case study for psychology students, but it’s doubtful that Coulter would appreciate being told by her audience that they think she’s a sociopath, a malignant narcissist, or both.

This entire exercise had nothing to do with freedom of speech on campus. Hate speech, while still protected speech for the moment, does not have educational value outside of pointing at it as an example of what not to do. It’s already been established that Coulter doesn’t take kindly to being challenged on her twisted world view, so there wouldn’t be an opportunity for an enlightened debate on anything. So, what was this really about?

Coulter is an attention whore.

She’s worried about remaining relevant, so she’s creating dramas to keep herself in the spotlight. What’s better than to have the she-devil claim to be the victim of the special snowflakes that can’t handle hearing her vitriol?

Newsflash—the snowflakes aren’t the only ones who don’t want to listen to her. There are plenty of people who at least slightly agree with Coulter who don’t want to hear her either. Back to the previous statement about her fear of losing relevancy.

So, before anyone gets sucked into the “Coulter as victim” nonsense, think about it. The only thing Coulter is a victim of at this point is fewer dollars in her pocketbook because fewer people want to hear her these days. Now that she’s taken to trying to force herself in front of groups she knows very well have zero interest in hearing her, everyone should be smelling the desperation.


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Ann Coulter, UC Berkeley, and Attention Whoredom

RoEL 4/18: Roundtable Against Humanity

At 10pm ET regular co-hosts Allan Bourdius (@UnrealAllan) and Krystle Schoonveld (@TarheelKrystle) will facilitate another exciting (naughty, morbid) game of Cards Against Humanity live! Guests include Heather Boulware (@hboulware), Amy Curtis (@VLRAmyCurtis), Rachel Veronica (@ExiledRachel), AND MORE!

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#NSFW, #FIWDIL

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RoEL 4/18: Roundtable Against Humanity

Foreign Matters 4-17-17

Tonight at 10 p.m. the Turkish referendum results and what that means for that country’s democracy. American action in Afghanistan and its implications and an update on the attack on one of Germany’s biggest soccer teams plus other stories. Join us at http://vigilantlibertyradio.us/chat/

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Foreign Matters 4-17-17