Skeptics – Dennis Miller & Christopher Hitchens

Two of my favorite people of all time, face to face. I’d never known they’d met…

From just at the turn of the millennium, back when Global Warming seemed new and we’d not had 19 years of stagnant temperatures.

At about 10:20 Dennis starts in on what it means to be a Skeptic. Just golden. Then Hitchens joins the theme in the interview section. His rip on Bill Clinton is just priceless.

WARNING: The intro monologue is a bit rank…


Then a year or two later, they meet again. The Rant starting at about 7 minutes, per the Clintons, is spectacular. At 22 minutes, Christopher starts to rip on Hillary… As usual for Dennis, strong language abounds… He’s also gone to the shorter hair by this time.

An interesting retro moment. While they speculated about the “taint” on a Hillary run, we got to see it. We’ve also gotten to see the eventual selling of the Department of State and how the Clinton corruption has turned the DNC into an organization that was willing to “fix” the primary (“superdeligates” for Clinton) and indulge collusion with CNN to commit fraud in the debates.

Aw, for those innocent former times ;-)

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12 Responses to Skeptics – Dennis Miller & Christopher Hitchens

  1. gallopingcamel says:

    It is delightful irony to find that the Trump campaign and administration is innocent of all the things that Fake News alleges while the Dems and Deep Staters are guilty as sin.

    Sean Hannity calls 2018 the “Year of the Boomerang” with good reason.

    My guess is that the DoJ and FBI determination to “Run Out The Clock” by defying congressional oversight until the next election will boomerang.

    Likewise Mueller’s plan to drag things out to affect the mid-terms will boomerang.

    Fire Mueller? Au contraire! If I was Trump I would secretly be praying for him. Trump knows he has nothing to fear from transparency, so the harder Inspector Javert works and the deeper he digs, the better.

  2. philjourdan says:

    Best line (for us old farts) – “If this was 1968. I would be so laid….”

  3. E.M.Smith says:


    It is a fun show to watch, but I suspect Trump is tiring of it. The number of injustices done to others in the attempt to “Get Trump!” must be galling. I’d not be able to see that many friends and acquaintances put to the rack and ignore it.


    Yeah, I got a good chuckle out of that one too ;-)

  4. gallopingcamel says:

    Trump can end the charade by ordering his minions (the executive branch) to cough up the documents that Congress has requested. Anyone who refuses to comply can be fired for insubordination (see Sally Yates). Would Geoff Sessions refuse to to comply? Rob Rosenstein? Christopher Wray?

    Unless the US Congress develops a backbone Trump may have to act. If he does will anyone in the DoJ or FBI choose to get fired by defying the principle of “transparency”, the constitution, the US congress and the president? My guess is that the obstruction of justice will end the next day.

    May I recommend “Red Notice” by Bill Browder. This book details corruption in the Russian government that led to the Magnitsky act. Browder points out the key effect of this law:
    “It pricked the bubble of impunity that ensnares modern Russia…..”.

    Given our corrupt “Deep State” we need something to prick the bubble of immunity in the USA so that McCabe, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Strok, Page, Ohr, Baker, Awan, Abedin, Lynch, Holder, Koskinen, Lerner, Schultz, and many others can be indicted.

    Duh! I forgot the Clintons.

  5. beng135 says:

    Dennis Miller is one of the only comedians w/courage to stand up for truth & rationality. George Carlin did, too. Miss “Miller-time” on Bill O’Reilly’s cancelled show.

  6. jim2 says:

    @gallopingcamel says: 8 June 2018 at 6:13 am

    Yep, if Trump says turn over the documents or “Your’re FIRED” it seems to me that would give him some cover, since he is giving them a choice.

  7. philjourdan says:

    @jim2 and GallopingCamel (still the best name on the comments!) – And it could be that Trump wants it to stay in the news. Trump knows the value of misdirection. While the media and never Trumpers are concentrating on that scandal, he is going about getting his agenda implemented. I suspect he will release all the details when it has maximum effect for his agenda. At least that is the history of his actions.

    Do not look at what is being done. Look at what has been done to figure out Trump. The YSM will never understand that. But most people do not have the blinders of hate that they do.

  8. E.M.Smith says:


    Yes! Like the tariffs. Trump doesn’t want a tariff, he wants to motivate the opposite party to sit down at the bargaining deal making table in a position of weakness and motivated to “make a deal”. So he starts by taking their candy and then asks if they would like some candy back… well he’d like this other thing and then he will return the candy…


    Two of my favorite comedian commentators of all time… and it it takes to to state the truth boldly…

    I suspect folks like them are part of why I don’t shrink from stating un-PC truths. “The truth just is. -E.M.Smith”. You can laugh at it, or cry about it, but you can’t pretend it isn’t there and remain sane and centered.


    I think Trump can fire the exec level but not the Civil Service level. At least not without some incredibly long drawn out processes…

    But I like the idea! ;-)

  9. philjourdan says:

    Re: Fire the Civil Service layer – because of the written rules, it is hard. But he can re-assign their duties. I am sure many would not mind counting bees in Alaska

  10. H.R. says:

    philj: “I am sure many would not mind counting bees in Alaska”

    I was thinking more along the lines of issuing them super soakers and ordering them to stop the lava flows in Hawaii. Either that or give them all the coffee they can drink and have them stop the lava by any means possible. After all, they’re from the government and they are there to help.

    “Hold the line, boys! Hold the line! Pee faster!”
    “I’m givin’ ‘er all she’s got, Captain!”

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    Counting bees would happen in spring or summer… Might I suggest instead that they be assigned the job of applying tracking collars to polar bears? Trump Man: “Here’s yur gear. Cold weather suit. Boots. Snow shoes. Backpack with MREs and 50 lbs of collars.”… CSv: “What? Where’s the dart gun? The tent? The stove?”… TM: “The suit is enough, and the MREs can be eaten cold. If you want, you can take some matches with you – do realize you must comply with ALL rules, regulations, restrictions, etc. etc. from ALL government agencies at ALL levels about open fires on National or State lands. Besides, the bears look friendly in the Greenpeace ads…”

    Per Hawaii:

    I think “Kilauea Vent Inspector” has a nice ring to it… “We’ll lower you down on a strong rope. Count all the rocks and take samples. When you are done, we’ll haul the samples up. Then, after we catalogue them, if no more are needed, we’ll let you know when you can climb the rope out…”

    Nah, that’s too harsh… Besides, how many rock counters can you use? Maybe just assign them to be crater guards. “All right, all of you hold hands and make a ring around the crater rim. We don’t want anyone to fall in trying to get a look. I have to run now, there’s some quake reports marked urgent I need to check…”

  12. gallopingcamel says:

    Chiefio said:
    “I think Trump can fire the exec level but not the Civil Service level. At least not without some incredibly long drawn out processes… ”

    My point is that Trump does not need to fire anyone. If he demands that documents be handed over anyone who refuses is guilty of insubordination which means that they choose to fire themselves. IMHO none of the FBI or DoJ senior management will defy a lawful instruction from the head of the executive branch (our esteemed president Donald J. Trump).

    AFAIK, the only DoJ “Swampcreature” with the cohones to defy a lawful order from Donald Trump is Sally Yates:

    My guess is that the rest of them lack her resolve…….maybe we will find out quite soon.

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