Month: September 2018

Eat! Drink! Smoke! Episode 5 – Do Women All Think The Same On Brett Kavanaugh, Grades For Doing Nothing, Cupcakes and Pumpkin Spice

The latest episode of Eat! Drink! Smoke! – a review of bourbon, cigars and great food mixed with some conversation of the news and culture of the day with radio host and entertainer Tony Katz.

The Eat? – Gigi’s Cupcakes, Indianapolis
The Drink? – Wild Turkey Long Branch Bourbon, in association with Matthew McConaughey
The Smoke? – Davidoff Escurio

The Brett Kavanaugh hearings has media saying that women oppose the Supreme Court nominee. But does CNN, or Sens. Kamala Harris or Mazie Hirono, speak for all women?

A teacher gets fired for giving students a zero for failing to hand in their homework. The school district has a “no zero” policy, and the lowest grade a child can get is a 50%. This sets of an intense and hilarious exchange about parents, students and participation trophies.

And what’s with all the hate towards pumpkin spice?

Tony is joined by radio host and podcaster Fingers Malloy and podcaster and social media maven April D. Gregory. Recorded at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis.

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QUICK HIT! – America Hates Trump, Except Disney Proves They Don’t

In today’s QUICK HIT!, Tony Katz talks about supporters of President Trump who went to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and held up a giant banner that read “Re-elect Trump 2020.”

Isn’t everyone in America supposed to hate President Trump? One banner is not a scientific study, but maybe it’s a signal that the hate is not as great as the media wants to tell us.

239 – Michael Avenatti Goes Full Michael Avenatti With Julie Swetnick Gang Rape Allegation Against SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

While Tony Katz was live on-air, the allegation broke of Julie Swetnick. Swetnick claims that she knew SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and that Kavanaugh and his friends were abusive to girls, sexually aggressive and worked to get girls high or drunk and then have them raped by multiple guys.

Her lawyer is Michael Avenatti. Yes, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer. Tony breaks it all down.

238 – Ocasio-Cortez Debates Economics, Handmaid’s Sexy Tale and Kavanaugh Confirmation: Day 30 Bajillion

It’s The Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: Day 30 Bajillion! It’s the confirmation that is never ending, with Progressives continuing to willfully ignore facts and decide that feelings are facts. And Sen. Ted Cruz is attacked while dining with his wife at a DC restaurant. These mobs are not peaceful protesters, they are violent mobs and should be treated that way.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to debate her GOP competitor, Dr. Anthony Pappas, who holds a degree in economics. Yes – Ocasio-Cortez is going to debate her nonsense, economically impossible policies with an economics professor! “Bring me popcorn,” says Tony Katz. “All of the popcorn!!”

And bad news this Halloween. The sexy Handmaid’s Tale costume is off the market. Luckily, sexy Hillary Clinton is still available.

237 – The Latest Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh Is A Lie, And Every Democrat Knows It. Also, The Mike Tyson Story

Tony Katz goes through the latest allegation, as printed by New Yorker magazine, that has a second woman claiming that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of sexual misconduct. However, everyone – including Democrats – knows the story is not true. The New York Times couldn’t corroborate any of the statements, so they decided not to run the story.

Can we admit this is all a political hit job now?

And Tony goes through the Mike Tyson story, and how the #KavanaughCircus shows just how out of whack our society is. Also, Michael Moore’s lastest movie is a bust.

Eat! Drink! Smoke! Episode 4 – Google Is Evil, $300 Scotch, Anger at Trump Jr. and Train, Creed or Nickelback?

The latest episode of Eat! Drink! Smoke! – a review of bourbon, cigars and great food mixed with some conversation of the news and culture of the day with radio host and entertainer Tony Katz.

The Eat? – Cheese! Smoked Gouda, Gruyere, bleu, gorgonzola, and havarti with dill
The Drink? – Macallan Rare Cask
The Smoke?Table 36, The Peacemaker

Decorum is totally broken in America. A guy boards a Delta flight, drinks too much and headbutts the flight attendant. On SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, people identified as witnesses say it never happened. Google responded to President Donald Trump’s travel ban by changing algorithms to give people results they liked. Forget your politics, that’s evil.

And what’s worse? Nickelback, Train or Creed?

Tony is joined by radio host and podcaster Fingers Malloy and podcaster and social media maven April D. Gregory.

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Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Snack Size Edition! – Tim Allen Markets Last Man Standing To Trump Supporters

On this Snack Size edition of Eat! Drink! Smoke! Tony Katz speaks with Fingers Malloy and April D. Gregory about Tim Allen’s comments on President Donald Trump.

Allen’s show, Last Man Standing – which was cancelled by ABC and has been brought back to TV by FOX after an outpouring of support by conservatives – is about to start airing new episodes. Tim Allen, in an interview, threaded the needle on a question about President Trump that show’s that he’s far more interested in marketing to Trump supporters than throwing in with Trump supporters.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But there is a bigger question: Will conservatives watch the show?

236 – Spin The Wheel of Kavanaugh, A Chicago Church Burns It and The Marines Tell The Russians What’s What

The latest on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation is a mix of ugly politics and uglier politcs; lawyers for the accuser participating in fundraisers for Democrat Senators, Congressmen mocking Senators getting death threats. And that’s just some of the madness. Spin The Wheel Of Kavanaugh to learn even more!!

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235 – The Kavanaugh Conversation becomes The Never Ending Story, Actor/Director Nick Searcy Discusses NPR’s Denial Of Gosnell Movie

The allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh has become the Never-Ending Story, with more Progressives wanting delays and more Americans wanting either verification that something happened when Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford were teenagers…or they want him confirmed and this conversation over.

Actor and director Nick Searcy calls in live from Toronto to discuss his film, Gosnell: The Trial Of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. NPR has refused to allow advertising of the film on their stations, because the ads refer to Dr. Kermit Gosnell as an “abortionist.”

And a GOP member of Congress wants all members of Congress to have random drug tests. Tony Katz abides.

KATZ: The Only Option Is To Confirm Kavanaugh

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I stand by the belief that Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. While Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has made an allegation that when both she and Kavanaugh were teenagers, Kavanugh allegedly held her down and, while drunk, tried to remove her clothes while holding his hand over her mouth, there is not enough evidence on any level to support the charge.

There are the holes in the story, and there are denials from Kavanaugh, and from others named by Ford who say they were never there, and never saw Kavanaugh act like that. Women who went to school with Ford believe Ford, with a former classmate, Cristina King Miranda, saying that what happened to Ford was discussed in school “for days” after the alleged incident happened. This goes against Ford’s own words, when she said that she told no one of the alleged incident until speaking with a couples therapist in 2012. A complete contradiction, if this woman’s claim is to be believed.

Less than 24 hours later, she told NPR about the alleged incident, “That it happened or not, I have no idea.”

Believe or don’t believe the allegation against Kavanaugh, but one has to ask about the confirmation process. Rational people should ask why the Progressives are so enamored with the idea of delaying the confirmation, or more to their desires, not confirming Kavanaugh at all? We must admit that resistance form Sens. Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein is nothing new; they were opposed to Kavanaugh from the onset. Opposed from the very moment the hearings began, and Harris started interrupting Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley.

And there is the political nature of how this information dropped: Sen. Feinstein holding onto a letter that she decided wasn’t worth discussing with the nominee in private, and all of a sudden becomes a story the day before Kavanaugh is supposed to be voted out of committee? America sees it as political. And America is pretty disgusted by the maneuver.

But let’s go back to confirmation: Is there real harm in confirming Brett Kavanaugh? If Kavanaugh were confirmed to SCOTUS, and you were able to do whatever “investigation” you think can be done on a 37 year-old incident, and it was found that, yes, Brett Kavnaugh – as a teenager – did something untoward (or did exactly what Ford is describing!) there would still be a whole conversation about them being children.

Lee Boyd Malvo murdered and assisted in the murder of 10 people in Washington DC. But he was a teenager when it happened, and Virginia now has to change his sentence to reflect the fact that he was 17 at the time the murders occurred.

In this case, we’re not just talking about the law. We’re talking about the court of public opinion, which may look upon things that teenagers do differently than adults. We have an age of consent for a reason, and there is a difference between childhood and adulthood, no matter how much people on the political Left want to blur that line.

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, and the “investigation” of whatever kind shows that he engaged in this sexual impropriety, there are methods to remove him from the Supreme Court. Impeachment is that process. How would Republicans really be able to push back on the idea (depending on the findings of said “investigation”) of impeachment? If you’re the political Left, you’d have a much easier time pressuring Republicans on the idea of impeachment of a Justice Kavanaugh. The Left would have the moral high ground, if you will.

But what if they don’t confirm Kavanaugh, based on this one, unproven allegation, and he’s innocent? Then, they will have destroyed the life of an innocent man.

Why is there no consideration given to this? Democrats will have destroyed his life, and dragged his reputation through the mud. Congress will have labeled him a rapist, when he isn’t. And, in my view, Sen. Hirono called him a rapist. And not just him, by the way; she labeled all men guilty of the same when she said all men are “perpetuating” these kinds of actions, and that men should “…just shut up…and do the right thing for a change.”

That’s a terrible statement, and a terrible thing to say to the young boys and young men of Hawaii, and the whole of the United States.

So these are the options: Confirm him because he is qualified to be a Supreme Court justice (and he has been through six different FBI investigations over the years.) And, if something comes up from the Ford “investigation” that is provable they could move forward on impeachment. Or, they can scuttle his nomination now, destroying his name and his reputation over one allegation that exists only on the thinnest of ice.

And what happens when we learn he did nothing wrong? Some small retraction on page 27 of the New York Times below the fold? Where will the apology be from Booker, Klobuchar, Harris, Hirono, Blumenthal, Feinstein, Durbin?

It won’t be forthcoming; they won’t care. Because, as we know now, they don’t care about Brett Kavanaugh and they don’t care if they destroy him. Like Democrats did not care if they destroyed Justice Neil Gorsuch or Justice Samuel Alito (read more from Andrew McCarthy on this reality.)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed. The allegation against him proffers too many questions right now. No, it should not wait until an “investigation” is done (an investigation that the FBI says they will not do,) because the purpose of that tactic is to delay, delay, delay. Or, better said, #resist, #resist, #resist, and deny President Trump his nominee. Denying President Trump is the name of the game for the Progressive Left.

He should be confirmed because that’s where the options are. If they ruin the man’s life, there are no other options; his professional life and life’s work will  be destroyed. And he won’t even get an apology from the Democrats of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Confirm Brett Kavanaugh. It’s the only option that gives you options.