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Tony Katz is the host of The Morning News with Tony Katz on 93.1FM WIBC (Indianapolis.) Working his way through current events and pop culture, Tony entertainingly exposes media hypocrisy and makes the complex easy to understand. Different than other talk show hosts, Tony focuses on right vs. wrong, instead of right vs. left. Follow him on Twitter @tonykatz. Listen to Tony Katz Monday - Friday, 5-9am on 93.1FM WIBC and WIBC.com

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

(Originally posted at wibc.com)

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.    

234 – Bert and Ernie Are Gay Or Straight, But For Whom? Michael Moore Has Kavanaugh Conspiracy Theories

Tony Katz has the latest on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, including the news that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will not testify unless there is an FBI investigation into her allegations. Unfortunately, that’s not how any of this works.

Michael Moore joins CNN’s Chris Cuomo to share some X-Files worthy conspiracy theories on Kavanaugh. Then again, he’s the same guy who thinks Cuba is the pinnacle of healthcare.

And Bert and Ernie are gay. Or they’re not. But why even make the claim if they are? Tony wonders, “If they’re gay, who do they want to know this? The parents? Or the five year olds watching?”

Email From Fathers To Our Boys: Don’t Date Women Like Mazie Hirono

To: Our Boys
From: Fathers All Across America
Date: September 18th, 2018
Subject: DON’T DATE WOMEN LIKE MAZIE HIRONO

Boys, Listen, we know we’ve had the talk. And we’re not trying to have that conversation all over again (but feel free to come to us with questions.) But there is something we forgot to mention as you get older and you date. You’ll date girls, and some of you will date other boys, and we can handle that. You might not think we can handle either, but we can. We’re tougher than you think.

But the one thing we can not stress enough: You do not date women like Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono. Oh sure, there is nothing wrong with dating strong, successful women. We like strong, successful women. But that’s not Sen. Hirono. Seriously, don’t let the title fool you. Hillary Clinton had lots of titles (FLOTUS, Senator, Secretary of State,) but none of those changed what she is: a liar, a criminal and an enabler of a sexual abuser who was supported by other supposedly strong women like Sen. Mazie Hirono.

You do not date women like Sen. Mazie Hirono. Here’s why: She’s all over this allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And it’s a serious allegation from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford; that Kavanaugh, at 17, held her down when she was 15 and tried to take off her clothes at a party. It’s an ugly accusation, and you never treat a woman that way. But there are real questions, including why she doesn’t remember whose house she was at, or a near-specific date it happened. There’s even a debate about who was at the “party.” That’s not a complete story.

(And so we’re clear, Men don’t force themselves on women.  You ever try to force yourself on a girl and we’ll beat the shit out of you. And your mom will do far worse.)

So, we think paying attention to these allegations makes sense enough. But then, Sen. Hirono starts explaining that Dr. Ford shouldn’t have to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee – even though it’s the committee that had that original letter that Dr. Ford herself wrote about the alleged attack! Then, Sen. Hirono says that the problem isn’t just Kavanaugh (we know, assuming his guilt is wrong, but it gets worse!) She says the problem is men, and then, get this, she says, “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country.” And then she says:

Boys, this is why you don’t date women like Sen. Hirono. First, she’s a liar. No, all men do not perpetuate all these kinds of actions. Any one – male or female – who tells you that, or tells you that masculinity is toxic, is someone you should stay away from. Anyone who tells you that all men are rapists? You run away from them. Same for any women who want to lump all men into some horrific category. These are liars, and dangerous liars at that. As we’ve always taught you, being a man is good and being a man is important.

Second, don’t you ever let anyone tell you to “just shut up.” Who the hell is she? She doesn’t know you, yet she’s lumping you in with her strawman sexual abusers? Women like that – who think they’re all about social justice by tearing you down, by demeaning you – aren’t worth your time, your love or your attention. You want to be in a relationship with people who will build you up, like you will for them, not viciously attack whole groups of humanity based on crazed ideology.

Women like that think they’re being brave. They’re not. Bravery is when a woman who has been abused comes forward. Bravery is those who wear the uniform of our nation. Bravery is not a Senator screaming that all men are guilty. That’s not bravery, that’s disgusting.

Oh, and never take life advice from someone who supports Hillary Clinton.

There’s a lot more, but it’s an email and we’d rather have the conversation face to face. Just know that you are not a bad person because you were born a man. Just like a woman is not bad for being born a woman. Sen. Hirono said something disgusting and dangerous. Boys, she lied. And if she believes it, then she’s a bad person. You are too valuable, and your time too important, to waste around bad people. And that’s why you Don’t Date Women Like Sen. Mazie Hirono.

We love you. Call your mother.  

 

– Fathers All Across America

233 – Will Ford Testify About Kavanaugh? Will John Kerry Go To Jail Over Iran? Will Bernie Sanders Ever Not Be Wrong?

No more allegations have come out against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but that hasn’t stopped the chorus of Democrats who are demanding the confirmation hearing be delayed. As Tony Katz noted, that is what Democrats have wanted all along. Now, the question is will accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify? Kavanaugh has already confirmed that he will appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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232 – The Case Against Kavanaugh, Amazon Is Taking Bribes For Good Reviews and Bill Kristol Wants To Replace Donald Trump

Tony Katz goes over the allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He is accused of forcing himself on a girl when he was 17; the girl was 15 at the time. Tony wonders how America will view these kinds of allegations.

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Episode 3 – Taco Bell Rules America, Checking Nikki Haley’s Curtains and Will The Jews Be Insulted?

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? – Taco Bell (named in a poll of 77,000 Americans as the best Mexican Restaurant in America)
The Drink? – Margaritas, made with Casa Pacific Blanco tequila and Grand Marnier
The Smoke? – Davidoff Puro d’Oro

Clearly America is broken, as Taco Bell is voted the best Mexican Restaurant in America. But maybe the real proof is how the New York Times wrote a story about UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and $52,000 curtains…which she didn’t even order.

April D. Gregory asks a question about whether or not a certain word is insulting to Jews. That leads to a conversation about BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) on college campuses across America, which is definitely insulting to Jews, and to anyone else with a soul.

Oh, and actor Jim Carrey has gotten so woke that he wants to be a Socialist. Hollywood makes people crazy, clearly.

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

Get this, and all the podcasts, at tonykatz.com

QUICK HIT! – Trump Derangement Syndrome is real, and so is the violence that has come from it

Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. It has existed since President Trump was elected, and it went it to full effect when he was inaugurated. It became a condition that condoned violence when Rep. Maxine Waters suggested people get out of their cars, surround and push back against Trump White House members and, of course, Trump supporters.

Yes, Trump Derangement Syndrome condones violence. And, as Tony Katz has noted, we have seen violence:

* A Wyoming Republican headquarters was set on fire two days after it opened.
* A Twitter account made a threat to shoot and kill Trump supporters who were having a meet-up.
* PJ Media contributor DC McAllister was threatened with violence and rape, and went into hiding.
* MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says President Trump is worse than Osama Bin Laden

As Tony says, Trump Derangement Syndrome is very real. And the result of the syndrome is impossible to deny.