Hugh Hewitt and I were back on the air together for the first time in a month or so, and covered a lot of ground:
HUGH HEWITT: I don't even know where to begin. We have Ferguson, MO on edge and the President telling them to calm down. We have the Putin convoy headed towards the Ukrainian border. Maliki stepping aside, the Yazidis saying no, no, no, they're still killing us, and Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams dead. You pick.
Well, when you put it like that, it seems obvious to me that the biggest news of the week was that, as the White House announced, the President and the First Lady had every dance at that swank Martha's Vineyard party they went to.
MARK STEYN: I don't know why they don't just raze the White House and turn the whole thing into a golf club for him, and put the Israeli Iron Dome over it, and then he can play in the White House grounds golf round the clock, and within his Iron Dome, and the rest of the world can go to hell.
HH: He might actually take you up on that.
Beyond the Martha's Vineyard social scene, President Obama and his advisers don't seem to grasp that nothing exists in isolation:
MS: For example, if you let these guys get a foothold in Syria, so what? Nobody cares about Syria. Okay, then they spill over the border, and suddenly, they're controlling a large chunk of Iraq. Well, you know, Iraq is like bad karma to the American left, so let's just leave that. Where's it going to be next, then? Nobody who knows anything about the Jordanian armed forces thinks that these guys are going to be able to withstand an ISIS attempt to nibble away at eastern Jordan, or anyone who knows anything about the defenses of the northern border of Saudi Arabia. And what's even more absurd is that these guys in ISIS have the best weaponry in the world.
MS: They have American tanks. They have American guns. They have American helicopters that, again, you and I and all your listeners paid for, and we gave to these joke four divisions in Western Iraq that all ran away and left all this stuff paid for by the U.S. taxpayer for ISIS to fly around in and drive around in, and aim at our allies. And the idea that all this stuff exists in isolation... This is like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors... The more you feed it, the bigger it gets, the bigger it gets, the bigger it gets. And it's just a question of how much it can swallow before getting indigestion.
We also talked about the seven-year-old Aussie boy brandishing the severed head his dad gave him to play with, and I talked about how the left had moved beyond homophobia and Islamophobia and was concerned now not to appear headchopperphobic.
Oh, and Hugh found time to ask me about the latest developments in climate mullah Michael E Mann's suit against me:
MS: He says that everyone who supports me is a notorious right-wing climate denier funded by the Koch Brothers. Well, that group is getting rather larger this week. Briefs filed against Michael Mann with the D.C. Court of Appeals, they included the ACLU, they included the Washington Post, they included the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. They included all kinds of groups who recognize that Michael Mann's attempt to sue people out of the public debate is actually, would actually gut the 1st Amendment, and deprive it of any real meaning... One result of all these interventions by the ACLU is that in the event that we were to lose eventually in the District of Columbia, I think this thing will be going all the way to the Supreme Court...
HH: Those doggone Koch Brothers, they're taking over the ACLU. I had missed that.
You can find the full conversation with Hugh here. I appear on his show every Thursday at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.