Monday, May 24, 2021

Dan Bongino: An Absolute Winner

I am elated to be listening to the entire inaugural episode of the Dan Bongino show. If you don't know how to get it, you can check it out here:

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I have been listening to Dan Bongino's Podcast for over six months. I can honestly say that it kept me sane in the aftermath of the disasterous events of 2020. I am mainly referring to the Chinese virus, the overreaction in the form of state lockdowns and the questionable Presidential Election result.

When I found out he was getting the Rush Limbaugh spot on Westwood One, I was elated. There is probably very little daylight between Bongino's and Limbaugh's politics. But Bongino is a serious Catholic, a former Secret Service agent and a family man with kids. So the people like me can both respect him and relate to him in a way we couldn't with Rush, as much as we loved the guy. He also looks and sounds like he could kill people with his bare hands, which appeals to Huns like me.

Bongino has been very humble about this, so let me say that he won this spot. He won it hands down, he won it easily, in my book, and he won it like a winner who could win anything because of how hard he works. He won it by calling a spade a spade; i.e., calling media liberals stupid, liars and insane people. Because those are words which describe what they have become in recent times. Bongino is a winner because he never lets up until he wins.

And that is one of the reasons why I restarted this blog, despite the fact that a lot of people have likely forgotten who I am. If they ever knew in the first place. Dan Bongino has inspired me to not give up. And as if he were personally attempting to ingratiate himself with me, he began and ended his first show by using the Fable of The Emporer's New Clothes as an illustation of media malfeasance. Anyone who has read this blog in the past knows that this is one of our favorite illustrations ever, and its applicability is only amplified in a world where media elites are desperately attempting to cling to some semblance of credibility amid countless alternative news sources.

Bongino does not pull any punches at all, when he is punching. But of course if he was punching all the time then his show would be about as listenable to people like me as the Michael Savage show. But most of the time he is doing what Limbaugh, Levin and Hannity did and do on their shows, which is to inform and enlighten his audience in an entertaining manner. That is what I used to do, and when I quit years ago, it was like giving up without even realizing it.

You may have noticed that, of late, I am trying to rev up this old blog. Definitely people like Bongino have been my inspiration for this, and another factor has been my massive retreat from Social Media to which I blame a lot of problems in my life. They were small and mid-size problems, not big ones like job loss or divorce, but they were many and ended up wasting my time and energy.

I am contemplating a podcast, but I am taking things a step at a time. Please feel free to give me unsolicited advice on this.