So I did a couple of very cool podcasts over the past couple of weeks and I want you to listen to them. I’ve been told I ought to “be out there” more than I am and this, I believe, qualifies as being out there. But only if you listen and share the links and tell the great podcasters involved how much you enjoyed listening.
- Here is my appearance with Bryan Goodwin on The Hayseed Report. We talked about conservative politics, social media, and telling good stories then swung around to some fun stuff about reality television.
- Here is my appearance with Andrew Langer and Mark Newgent on The Broadside. We chatted about my piece on the fiscal cliff and why going over it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, why Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest bits of cinema ever made, and why I’m not eager to see the new Star Trek movie. By the by, I’m working up a post on that last topic, now that I’ve had more time to think about it. It should drop this evening or tomorrow afternoon.
- Finally, here is the first episode of a new podcast on which I should make regular appearances, The PopCast. I hosted the inaugural episode, but I won’t host them all as I’m part of a pretty strong cast. We talked about The Hobbit, Christmas music, and who we think the most fascinating people of 2012 are.
And now, links!
- Christmas does funny things to a man.
- We might just have won this round for the Second Amendment says Kurt Schlichter and he has some polling evidence on his side, some real numbers, and other evidence, too.
- Of course, we shouldn’t consider the battle over. Our rights, unfortunately, require constant protection, most often from those who don’t care to understand why we should have rights at all. Or laws that apply to everyone.
- Larry Correia, who is also a wickedly-skilled author, does understand how guns work and why we need them and wrote the essential piece on the new gun controversy. If you read nothing else, please set aside a half-hour to read his piece.
- You may have heard about the White House petition to deport CNN’s chair-warmer Piers Morgan. The plan would have worked if it had been conducted a bit more quietly. The Brits heard what we were up to and won’t let us send him back.
- My those global warming cultists are touchy, aren’t they?
- My friend Old Line Elephant has a touching and worthwhile piece on adoption and the current panic-wrought legislation in Russia to prevent children from finding loving adoptive parents.
- I have no idea what’s going on at FreedomWorks, but I am distressed by two points: 1) Dick Armey prefers to leak his news to ultra-left-wing David Corn and Mother Jones, and 2) I really don’t have a second point. Isn’t the first point bad enough? Seriously. Is there no one in conservative new media to whom Armey can talk, or does he distrust us that much?
- Ten Diabolical Fiscal Facts from Doug Ross. Oddly enough, I don’t think his headline is in any way hyperbolic. Decide for yourself.