Another WTJU Podcast at UVA

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9 responses to “Another WTJU Podcast at UVA”

  1. CrazyJD Avatar


    It would be helpful if you summarized what you said in the podcast. You could then cite to the conversation you had at UVA for further information. I really don’t have the time to listen to 27 minutes to derive the nuggets of information you are imparting.

    When I worked on the Hill, we calculated the Senator would give his weekly radio address to his home state at the rate of 150 words a minute. That’s without cross questions and pauses in the action. Most on this blog can probably read at 400 words a minute or more. It’s just not efficient for blog readers to listen to podcasts unless they are really seriously interested in the topic.

  2. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Sorry but I do not have time to do a transcript. My portion of the podcast is maybe the first 10 minutes. Jim Bacon gets all this for free. He doesn’t pay us anything and I have to keep up the work that does pay.

    1. idiocracy Avatar

      Perhaps the podcast should be accessible to the hearing impaired.

  3. CrazyJD Avatar

    I’m not talking about a transcript, just a summary of what you said in case I’m interested and want to go listen to it. Well… I guess if you don’t have time to do that, I don’t have time to know what you said.

  4. johnrandolphofroanoke Avatar

    Peter I did listen in. You speak of the virus outbreak as unifying the public to overcome the partisan divide. We are missing a public figure that the people believe can lead us to the other side. Who will be that person? I tuned out the UVA professor. Dry as week old cornbread.

  5. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Wish I knew but I do not have an answer.

    1. Nancy_Naive Avatar

      The first sign that someday you might. As opposed to saying something akin to, ” I know more about [insert subject] than anyone.”

  6. Nice try, CJD – when pearls of wisdom are scattered before swine, the swine aren’t expected to have an opinion on the scattering.

  7. djrippert Avatar

    Interesting thesis:

    1. The Federal government, under Trump, was incompetent.
    2. The state government, under Northam, was “slow”.
    3. A $1,200 check is all people will get for a while because the unemployment apparatus can’t handle the claims. Their offices are closed and data issues around key items like social security numbers are preventing benefits from being paid.

    Conclusion: “The public sector is bailing us out.”

    Wow. A complete failure by government at all levels (and regardless of Republican – Trump or Democrat – Northam) becomes an endorsement of government.

    None are so blind as those who will not see.

    Meanwhile, the equally erroneous thesis that the private sector isn’t helping is refuted by the widespread deployment of portable testing platforms from Abbott Labs to combat the grossly incompetent efforts at testing coming from America’s regulatory state.

    Another crisis. Another failure of government. What’s new?

    Now, our blessed government is bailing out private equity firms and the billionaires who own them. Why? Well, they’re this crisis’ “too big to fail” enterprises. Support for Private equity bailouts coming from Nancy Pelosi (beholden to Silicon Valley interests) and Maxine Waters.

    Heaven forbid that either the Democrats under Obama or the Republicans under Trump change the tax laws to make carried interest taxable as ordinary income rather than capital gains.

    Liberals are like drug addicts and government is their heroin. They will do and say anything to get more of the intoxicant no matter how badly the narcotic is destroying their lives.

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