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PPP #6: Interview with Greg Gutfeld

PPP #6: Interview with Greg Gutfeld

December 8, 2015

We could create an entire political philosophy based on the genius of Greg Gutfeld. Oh wait, we did.  In our latest podcast, we talk to Gutfeld about his new book, How to Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct. Be sure to buy a copy or five. 

Have We Become a Nation of PC Cowards?

Have We Become a Nation of PC Cowards?

December 6, 2015

On Thursday's The Five, Greg Gutfeld had a great monologue on embracing the tools needed to fight terrorism.  Following his monologue, the panel discussed "Islamophobia-phobia" -- the fear of being called Islamophobic or racist.  After the shooting in San Bernardino, a neighbor of one of the shooters came forward and said that he saw suspicious behavior, but didn't report it because he was afraid of being called racist.

Our first instinct was to blame the PC culture.  I understand the neighbor's fear given how the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) will immediately attack and retaliate against someone who sees something and says something.  See Juan Williams.  The one thing I can't wrap my head around is publicly coming forward and telling the world "I was afraid of being called a racist, so I didn't say something, then this happened."  I'd be too embarrassed by my cowardice and "fear" of being called a name to even think of going on TV.

Let's face it, if you're a conservative, you're going to be called a racist anyway.  Why not attempt to save lives and out terrorists in the mean time?  A few months ago I wrote about the rise of the beta males after two incidents in which the beta male mentality took over.  Maybe we need a Find-An-Alpha-Male app (don't abuse it, ladies).  If you're afraid to call in a tip, locate the closest American Alpha Male on the app so he can call in on your behalf.  He's been called worse in his life and is still willing to do the right thing.

Instead, we have men who are willing to go on national TV and admit that they fear words more than they value doing the right thing.  We need to be vigilant and remember that although the President insists we are not at war with Islam, the reality is Radical Islam is at war with us.  Calling the San Bernardino attack as workplace violence is as cowardly as not saying something for fear of being called names.

Terrorism doesn't just happen in Paris, New York and Washington D.C.  If it can happen in San Bernardino, it can happen anywhere.  We don't know if one call to local authorities would have stopped this from happening, but there's honor in trying.  We won't survive in a society that fears name-calling more than terrorism in its own neighborhood.

Democrats and War

Democrats and War

November 14, 2015

After the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, there is no doubt that tonight’s debate should focus on national security. However, Democrats know that is a losing issue for them because after identifying their enemies as the NRA, big banks, and Republicans, they have no credibility on addressing this issue.

Read the rest on Breitbart.com.

Graphic by Brett Smith
Lisa Swoons Over Mike Rowe

Lisa Swoons Over Mike Rowe

October 27, 2015

In her recent Breitbart column, Lisa recaps the latest Political Podcast and shamelessly swoons over TV host Mike Rowe.  

[T]he common thread in both the New York Times and National Review explanations of what makes a “modern man” is both writers have strict, unwavering opinions about random things. So, when I saw that Mike Rowe also responded to the New York Times’ article, I spent half our show swooning over him. Rather than identifying as a “modern man,” Rowe identifies as a “man’s man.” That also makes him this woman’s ideal man.

Here’s his perfect response to whether a man should buy a woman shoes:

A Man’s Man would not buy shoes for his spouse, or be familiar with the vagaries of various female footwear brands. He might offer to pay for them, and he would definitely compliment her choice. And if he knows the size of her feet, it’s only because he rubs them from time to time.

Oh, Mike Rowe. You know just what to say to the girls.

Read the rest of the column here.

PPP #5: A Modern Man vs. A Man’s Man

PPP #5: A Modern Man vs. A Man’s Man

October 24, 2015

This week Brett and Lisa talk about a recent New York Times article on how to be a modern man, as well as the rebuttals from National Review and Mike Rowe.  

Lisa swoons over manly men and Brett swoons over Michael Mann.  Have your Lava Soap ready because this one gets a little dirty.
PPP #4: Interview with Terry Schappert, Professional Badass

PPP #4: Interview with Terry Schappert, Professional Badass

October 2, 2015

maxresdefault.jpgFox News host Greg Gutfeld wrote, “There is only one person I listen to when it comes to war and the freedom it preserves and protects: Terry Schappert.”

Schappert is a regular on "Red Eye" and "Kennedy" on Fox News, as well as Discovery Channel's "Dude, You're Screwed."  He has an impressive military career as an Army Ranger, Green Beret, and in the U.S. Army Special Forces. He is also the author of A Guide to Improvised Weaponry: How to Protect Yourself with WHATEVER You've Got. 

We talk to him about politics, winning the War on Terror, pipe smoking and what you need to survive in the woods and in an urban environment.  Hint: You also need it for a pipe. 

Click here to read Lisa’s recent interview with him on Townhall.com.

PPP #3: The Movies That Define Each Generation

PPP #3: The Movies That Define Each Generation

September 30, 2015

In the latest episode of the Political Punks Podcast, Lisa and Brett talk about the movies that define the last four generations -- Silent, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. 

Check out Lisa's recent column on the subject on Breitbart.com
Lisa’s Emmy Picks

Lisa’s Emmy Picks

September 21, 2015
Mad Men


Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (I will throw out my TV if he doesn't end up with an Emmy for "Don Draper"

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

“Dancing With The Stars” (I've never seen a full episode, but they seem to have a loyal fan base)

“Portlandia” (Proof that Hollywood can be better at spoofing the Left than we can)

Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards” (Better than Spacey, IMO)

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (She's had better seasons, but I'm nostalgic)

Tony Hale, “Veep” (He retweeted me once and he's Buster!)

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (I don't have any strong feelings about anyone and Modern Family has to win something)

Matthew Weiner for Mad Men, “Person To Person” (See note about Hamm, same deal)

See all awards and nominees here.

Not That You Need to Advertise…

Not That You Need to Advertise…

September 10, 2015

Even though true political punks don't need to advertise, it sure is fun to do it.  Order your Political Punks gear here.  

Also, we have more fun shirts on the way.  
PPP #2:  Interview with Former Congressbum Thaddeus McCotter

PPP #2: Interview with Former Congressbum Thaddeus McCotter

September 7, 2015

In the latest episode, we talk to author and former Congressman Thaddeus McCotter.  After a weekend in LA, we have the pop culture wars on our mind.  Are conservatives really participating?  Who is doing it well?  What can we do better?    

Be sure to check out McCotter's books, Liberty Risen and Seize Freedom. Follow him on Twitter at @ThadMcCotter