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Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Episode 26 – Late Night Hates Trump For the Cash, the College Cheating Scandal Proved America Right, Camacho Candela Cigars and The Custom-Made Hennessy Cake

Jay Leno warns late night TV hosts that going too political is never a good idea. But that ship has sailed, says host Tony Katz. Why? Well….follow the money!

Eat! Drink! Smoke! has the strangest St. Patrick’s Day episode ever. They review the Camacho Candela cigar and Hennesy XO. Wait, Hennesy? Yes…and it’s amazing.

They also got a delivery from Cakes By Joline; a huge fan of the podcast had a custom made “Hennessy and Cigar” sent to the show. Thanks, Kim!!!

The College Cheating Scandal has America angry, and screaming out loud, “I knew it!” Yes, rich people often spend some cash to get a better life for their kids. But why spend $500K to get your kids into USC?

Also, April D. Gregory thinks cognac is Irish. True story. Fingers Malloy joins Tony and April on this latest episode, recorded live at Blend Bar Cigar in Indianapolis, IN.

The Future of Transgender Troops In The US Military

President Trump made the decision to prevent transgender troops from entering the military. At the time, it was unknown how it would affect currently serving troops. Also at question, do transgender troops hurt unit cohesion and efficiency?

Now, the Pentagon has stated that no transgendered person (or those with Gender Dysphoria) will be allowed to enlist in the US military after April 12th. Tony Katz speaks with Military.com managing editor Hope Seck about the decision, unit efficiency and the military as a tool of social change.

“Mayor Pete” Doesn’t Miss His Moment To Attack Indiana

The Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttegieg, is gaining in popularity. The Democrat has launched a long-shot run for President of the United States, and has gotten some good traction.

However, as Tony Katz notes, that traction comes at the expense of Indiana.

Like Indiana media did during the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) conversation, Buteegieg didn’t miss a moment to try and elevate himself while attempting to put down Hoosiers. Yet his own story about winning re-election, after coming out as gay, with 80% of the vote proves the lack of bigotry in the state. So why is he p;aying into the disgusting stereotype that Hoosiers are bigots?

Is that how you win the presidency? Insult your home state?

Let’s Change How We Do College In America

America needs to change the way it looks at college. This is what Tony Katz thinks, and he took to his show to break down why a new look is needed, and what the value of college really is.

We need to change what we think college should provide, and that means asking if you really need college to be successful. We live in a world where we’re going to live to be 90, is it really necessary to jump into college at 18?

Get some expereince in life. Learn some skills. Pay your rent. Then make decisions.

Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Snack Size! – Cindy Crawford Posing Nude And April D. Gregory Supports A Myth About Blondes

Cindy Crawford posed nude at 53 and women are coloring her mole onto their own faces. Also,
do blondes really have more fun? April D. Gregory says it’s more fact than fiction.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commands the media attention. Are we not supposed to talk about her? Ignore The Green New Deal???

Tony Katz hosts the latest episode of Eat! Drink! Smoke! with April D. Gregory and Fingers Malloy. They also reviewed two great bourbons; Buffalo Trace and a 120 proof in-house Knob Creek. They also reviewed the My Father Le Bijou 1922 cigar and some Tex-Mex egg rolls that prove Tony is a wimp.

Eat! Drink! Smoke! was recorded live at Shelly’s BackRoom in Washington DC.

Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Snack Size! – Lara Logan Goes Full Truth About Media Bias, Tomato Basil Soup And Weight Loss Journeys Suck

Former CBS journalist Lara Logan took to a podcast to speak out about media bias in America. For many on the political right, it was refreshing. But will it cost Logan her career?

[Tony Katz](http://facebook.com/tonykatzradio) hosts the latest episode of [Eat! Drink! Smoke!](http://facebook.com/eatdrinksmoke) Together with [April D. Gregory](http://twitter.com/aprildgregory) and [Fingers Malloy](http://facebook.com/fingersmalloyradio), they review a take on tomato basil soup. This leads to a conversation about weight loss, Fingers admitting that he has given up and the entire idea of the weight loss “journey.”

Eat! Drink! Smoke! is recorded live at [Blend Bar Cigar](http://blendbarcigar.com) in Indianapolis, IN.

Eat! Drink! Smoke! – Episode 24 – The Jussie Smollett Hoax Has Multiple Victims Media Won’t Notice. Facebook Listens To Everything and Peanut Butter and Mayo Sandwiches

Jussie Smollett made it up….at least, that’s what the Chicago PD has said. The Empire star was not attacked in a “hate crime.” Rather, he paid two men to fake an attack on him, so he could garner sympathy and, possibly, get a raise. Yet, when the cable media discusses the story, they avoid talking about some of the victims of this gross hoax. Read More

Jussie Smollett Thought His Lie Would Work, Because He Thought Nothing Of Dehumanizing Trump Supporters

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report in connection to an alleged attack against him. As the story has played out, Smollett coordinated and paid (by check!) for two Nigerian men to attack him so he could garner sympathy and increase his TV salary.

[Tony Katz](http://twitter.com/tonykatz) gets to the heart of the matter. Why would Jussie Smollett do this, the MSM asks and laments? Simple: he wanted “Reputation Capital,” and he thought nothing of attacking, demeaning, lying about and dehumanizing Trump supporters to get it.

The real story is that Jussie Smollet, and those who think like him, have so dehmanized the Trump supporter and others who disagree with them that they were willing to accuse them of crimes and let them be found guilty for them when they did nothing wrong. And they did it for cultural advancement – for Reputation Capital – and for a paycheck.

Chicago Reporter Rafer Weigel Explains The Jussie Smollett Case, and the Sorry State Of Journalism In America

Jussie Smollett, the actor and singer, will be facing charges for filing a false police report. The Empire star claimed he was attacked by two men in Chicago screaming about “MAGA country” who placed a noose around his neck. The story fell apart when the two men who were suspected of the attack explained how they were paid by Smollett to stage the attack.

But media across America did not wait for the facts: they declared Smollett was telling the truth and wasted no time attacking Trump supporters. Celebrities and presidential candidates like Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) joined in, going so far as to call it a “lynching.”

Chicago reporters had taken their time with the story, doing the hard work of journalism, and covered the events properly. Tony Katz speaks with Chicago FOX 32 reporter and anchor Rafer Weigel about the Smollett case, and the state of journalism in America.

Don’t Use Your Seven Year-Old To Move Your Political Agenda, and Don’t Call Seven Year-Olds “Little Hitler”

A seven year-old, the son of two GOP supporters, holds a hot cocoa sale to raise money for the wall President Trump wants to build between the US and Mexico.

In response, video of the boy selling cocoa received comments calling him a “Little Hitler.”

Tony Katz explains why this is one of the ugliest stories in America:

First, don’t use your kid as a political prop. I hate it when Democrats do this, and I feel the same when it’s done by the GOP. If you support the wall, that’s fine. But your seven year-old shouldn’t be the way you show your support.

And if you’re so anti-wall and, really, anti- President Trump that you will call a seven year-old, “Little Hitler,” you need to see a therapist and get medicated. Quickly. Now.