Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist and The Epoch Times Senior Editor-at-Large Roger Simon in-studio to discuss the strategically designed policies to assist in America’s failure.
Leahy: On national news, the jury is going to reconvene in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial in Kenosha sometime today. We don’t know what’s going to happen on it. Roger speculates that It’s moving towards a hung jury.
After three days that would be my sense as well. I don’t have anything other than a sense that if it’s an open and closed case, yes, they would have made the announcement. Apparently, whatever they decide, it has to be unanimous. Right?
Simon: That’s right.
Leahy: My guess as somebody not inside the courtroom, not inside the jury deliberation room, but the fact that it’s taken this long to have any announcement would indicate it’s a hung jury. But we’ll see what happens after that.
Simon: I think the nature of America today, the incredible division welcomes a hung jury. Because people come in with entrenched feelings and that you could give them any kind of evidence at all that would move than an inch.
Leahy: And of course, the guy who’s going to unite us, the grifter in chief, the current occupant of…
Simon: The subnormal in chief.
Leahy: There you go. Very good. That guy. Everything he does is designed to divide us. Everything.
Simon: I think that he doesn’t even realize it. I think he’s really clueless. That’s not to obviate the blame. He deserves it. But I think he doesn’t realize what’s going on outside the room.
Leahy: So what’s interesting about this is every time you turn around, he’s doing things to hurt America. And you can see what the strategy is on the energy side of things. The very first thing he did was cancel that pipeline that went through Canada, North Dakota, et cetera. Gas prices went up.
Simon: And lately he’s been begging China to give us oil. (Chuckles) Can you imagine that? That’s insane.
Leahy: We were energy independent under Donald Trump? Everything he’s done, and I think you put in this context what he’s trying to do is artificially drive up the cost of oil and gas and then say, well, his people are saying this Roger.
They’re saying, well, because the price of gas is so high, that means we really need to get more alternative energy. It is a diabolical plot I think.
Simon: Speaking of it, yeah, terribly. But it’s also stupid beyond words, because the forms of alternative energy we have now are primitive. I advise anybody interested in that subject to read someone named Bjorn Lomborg.
He’s a Danish guy who’s really smart. And he talks about that. Right now we don’t have good alternative energy that really works.
Leahy: You got solar, but you can’t turn that on and off. You got to have a battery to store it.
Simon: And in some ways, if it works really well to do a little heating in Phoenix or in the negative in Israel,
Leahy: Who makes the components of that? Where do the raw materials come from? They come from China (In unison). Interesting. Now, the other thing, this is new. You may not have seen this, Roger, but again, it fits the pattern.
And by the way, all these left-wing billionaires, you know what they’re invested in? Alternative energy. So they’re financially going to benefit from all of these government actions to artificially drive up the cost of oil and gas.
The other part about this, that is very troublesome these alternative sources, they are all highly centralized in their distribution. So the beauty of gasoline is it’s decentralized.
Leahy: You can go to your local gas station and gas up. You can control where you go.
Simon: And how much you spend.
Leahy: Exactly. Tesla is a fine-performing vehicle, but the problem is you got to take it through the electric grid.
Simon: Well, you know, I’ve been thinking about Tesla. And a number of people I know have them. They’re a fun thing to have. They’re very speedy. They’re spiffy and modern, but they don’t do anything for the environment. They’re quiet. Well, nothing, really. It’s an illusion.
Leahy: Roger, there’s no emission coming from the Tesla car.
Simon: Only from its manufacturer.
Leahy: Or from the power plant.
Simon: Or from what we’re going to do with all the dead batteries.
Leahy: So here’s the thing. Let me just kind of continue on the theme of the intention. The puppeteers behind Joe Biden, and perhaps Biden himself, because he is, in fact, the grifter in chief and his son is still in business with a Chinese Communist operated and controlled hedge fund. Conflict of interest. Can we say that?
Simon: We could probably say a lot more if we knew the contents of that laptop. By the way, I think there’s a book coming out on the laptop by Miranda Devine. And that’s one of those books that I talked about. Want to See. I want to read Miranda Devine.
Leahy: She’s the Australian journalist who you see on Tucker Carlson? She writes for the New York Post. But back to this issue of it is an intentional effort to destroy free markets and particularly to penalize oil and gas and coal companies to artificially drive their prices up.
Every time you turn around every single thing the Biden Mal administration does is designed to hurt oil and gas and coal companies in a very unfair way.
Simon: Totally. It’s a war against them.
Leahy: It is a war just as it’s a war against small business. The latest Roger. I don’t know if you saw this. He is sticking the Federal Trade Commission on oil and gas companies.
Leahy: You saw this. And you see this and how obvious can you be that you are going after in an unfair illegal way, going after oil and gas companies.
Simon: The interesting question is, who’s coming up with these policies because he obviously isn’t. He can’t think. Someone has to be coming up with these policies and putting them in his mouth or putting them in papers in front of him.
Leahy: He’s surrounded by what I would call a cadre of authoritarian Marxists.
Simon: Who come mostly from the Obama administration.
Leahy: This Ron Klain Chief of Staff guy who tweeted out back in September. Oh, yeah. We’re going to find a workaround so we can do a workaround over the Constitution.
Simon: You know, they’re kind of religious believers in environmentalism that’s really stupid and unscientific. It’s really exactly like what they do with COVID. Whether they’re so dumb or they’re just really despotic, maybe these things work and help each other.
Leahy: I think they’re working in tandem. Dumb and despotic. By the way, Crom makes fun of me because I have so many colorful descriptions of the Biden maladministration. Legal, but not legitimate.
The somnambulant grifter in chief. Those sorts. We’ll have to have a dumb and dyspotic. We’ll add that to the list of descriptions of them.
Simon: That’s pretty good.
Leahy: You’re talking about how the American people did not legitimately elect this guy because he’s putting forward philosophies that are exactly designed to destroy America. A case in point. Have you seen this Comptroller of the currency nominee?
Simon: Oh yes. Every nominee gets worse and worse. It’s really fascinating.
Leahy: Yes. They rolled out the least bad ones, to begin with, and they were pretty bad.
Simon: We didn’t know how bad Merrick Garland was. Then we discovered it. Merrick Garland was flogged as a moderate back in the days when he was trying to get on the Supreme Court. Thank God he didn’t.
Leahy: Again, I say this all the time. I’m no fan of Mitch McConnell, but I’m going to send him a thank-you note. Thank you, Mitch McConnell, for keeping this guy Merrick Garland off the Supreme Court.
But wait, Roger, there’s more. So this Saule Omarova wants to take all checking accounts and savings accounts, take them from your bank, and put them under the control of the Federal Reserve digitalizer. That is a Communist idea.
Simon: Not even the communists have pulled that off. What scares me about what’s going on in our country is this going communism 3.0.
Leahy: With an assist from Big Tech?
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