Tuesday 22 September 2020
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 1, Block A: Bruce Thornton, David Horowitz Freedom Center, and Hoover, in re: The Senate was given more power with the idea that it was constituted of people with more experience.
Key Largo: gangster explains to Bogart how you hold elections in a 1930’s election: you keep counting till you get the result you want. Murkowski and Collins. Pelosi is threatening impeachment of the president to slow down the process. Senate could wait, or could ignore the whole thing.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 1, Block B: Father Robert Sirico, Acton Institute; and pastor in Grand Rapids, in re: Two practicing Roman Catholics, one of whom will be nominated to the Supreme Court. “Dogma” simply means teachings. “Orthodox” means right teaching. Pelosi’s blame was for actually believing the teachings of the Church. Roman Catholics and Quakers have been the object of [reservati0ns] for centuries. . . . An egregious aspect of this is that the Jewish member of the Senate should so severely question the faith of a nominee. The question for JFK was, do you believe in the [overriding] power of a foreign potentate, i.e., the Pope? The Reverend Robert A Sirico.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 1, Block C: Gregory R Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, and The New Total War of the Twenty-first Century and the Trigger of the Fear Pandemic; in re: The Indian military, frustrated by China’s aggression along the Line of Actual Control (high in the Himalaya where even breathing is difficult) and the deaths of officers at the hands of Chinese: enraged, and no longer just digging in and staving off Chinese, but now are set on liberating Tibet. Constraints on the practical aspects of this. This is not just the Roof of the World, but the high spot whence the waters of all the main rivers of Asia. Tibet is critical to the survival of the PRC or any PRC government. The Indus Valley is the lifeline of Pakistan. This is an existential battle. Pushing from Ladakh would be difficult right now: troops through a narrow pass to get to the region; very difficult. My Indian sources are concerned that China may undertake an act of aggression before the US election.
China isn’t interested in a deal; just wants territory, India isn't interested, either, after what it did in Kashmir. Rather, India is taking a route to the West of Ladakh into Pakistani-held Kashmir. https://www.indiatoday.in/news-analysis/story/india-china-faceoff-worst-...
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 1, Block D: Bill McGurn, @wjmcgurn, WSJ editorial page and Main Street column; in re: Discrimination. The whole state of California is weighing the possibility that it’s OK with discrimination. Ward Connolly: a ban on race preferences in the State constitution. Proposition 16 is designed to remove that. It got on the ballot easily, but a poll says about half of Californians oppose it. Asian-Americans seem to be a focus of it. Median income of Asian-American families is $100,000? The school system is scandalous. Let's also return to SATs. Baffling to repeal language that bans discrimination. LA Times article.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 2, Block A: Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion, WSJ in London, and the Political Economics column; in re: The UK in Covid. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister in Scotland, has imposed stringent regulations. [Her speech: https://www.scotsman.com/health/coronavirus/nicola-sturgeons-covid-19-restrictions-speech-full-2979867] Mandatory 10 PM curfew for pubs and bars in England. Govt is now saying that the restrictions will be lifted when there’s a vaccine—which is wholly unrealistic. Boris Johnson increases the £200 fine for not wearing a mask.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 2, Block B: Joseph Sternberg, @josephsternberg, @WSJOpinion, WSJ in London; in re: Brexit.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 2, Block C: New World Report. Joseph Humire @jmhumire, @securefreesoc, and Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal @MariaFdaCabal, in re: Colombia.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 2, Block D: New World Report. Joseph Humire @jmhumire, @securefreesoc, and Senator Maria Fernanda Cabal @MariaFdaCabal, in re: Bolivia. Tensions between eastern and western parts of the country. It looks as though Evo Morales, a narcoterrorist, may win; he has heavy legal charges against him—terrorism, corruption, pedophilia. Luis Fernando Camacho is a third candidate, has 14% of the vote. If he drops out, then Morales is likely to lose. Opposition is fragmented and divided. Group of the Puebla.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 3, Block A: Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re: Everybody depends on the US recovery. “Laid-off workers cut spending.” Pelosi demands more than the Senate wants to give; Fed Chair announcement; political. Workers are disgusted with Congressional imbroglio. Rising Covid cases in the US and disturbingly in Europe; no progress on stimulus; and not favorable for the incumbent. Affects market badly. As of February of this year, we have the lowest unemployment rate in history: based on the roaring economy of the first as of the Trump administration.
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 3, Block B: Elizabeth Peek, TheHill and Fox News; in re:
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 3, Block C: John Yoo, Hoover, Fox News, in re:
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 3, Block D: Bill Whalen, @Hooverwhalen, Hoover, in re: Catholic vote. Both likely nominees for the Court are Roman Catholic. Who brings in the most Electoral College votes?
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 4, Block A: The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, by James Shapiro
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 4, Block B: The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, by James Shapiro
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 4, Block C: The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, by James Shapiro
Tuesday 22 September 2020 / Hour 4, Block D: The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606, by James Shapiro