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Programming note: Tonight I'll be checking in with "Tucker Carlson", live across America at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific, with a rerun at midnight Eastern for you west-coast types. And tomorrow morning, Tuesday, I'll be on the radio at 8am Eastern with Dave Allen at WSYR in Syracuse - where I'll be appearing with Dennis Miller next month. If you're in the presence of the receiving apparatus for the Tucker and/or Dave extravaganzas, I hope you'll dial us up. The totalitarian social-justice wankers are still trying to force Tucker off the air for having the impertinence to bring up subjects that actually matter, as opposed to the usual rolling-news folderol - and too many once sane businesses are willing to do the left's bidding. It is a curious ...
A courtroom thriller with no college-loan cockwombles
Exactly sixty years ago - in January 1959 - the Platters had the Number One record in America. And exactly 85 years ago - Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra had the Number One record in America. And oddly enough they both did it with the same song: They asked me how I knew My true love was true... Or as the Platters sang it: The-e-e-ey asked me how I knew... But never mind how many syllables encrust to a one-syllable word over the decades. In more than one hundred years of American pop charts, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is the only song ever to be Number One in the same week in different quarter-centuries. Who knows? If only Lionel Richie or Deniece Williams had thought to cover it in 1984, we might have had a hat trick. As to which of those ...
Ovine delights from Amazon, and bovine stupidity near and far
Michael E Mann's defamation suit against me enters its sixth year in the constipated bowels of DC justice...
Here's my take on some of those who left us these last twelve months - from furniture salesmen to superhero godfathers to make-believe presidents, first ladies to Bond girls to Pigeon sisters...
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