WASHINGTON D.C.— I’m on my way home from the January 6 hearings after working for my boss Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. He’s tough, but fair.
That means I will be showing up for Office Hours tonight starting at 8:00 PM Eastern. I hope to see you. Here’s the link:
Today’s show focuses primarily on Thursday’s televised hearings conducted by the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. The big takeaway is new and overwhelming evidence that January 6 was an inside job and that Representative Scott Perry, Republican of Pennsylvania and Representative Andy Biggs, Republican of Arizona along with several other Republican members of congress conspired to overturn the election and then, after January 6th, asked Donald Trump for a presidential pardon before he left office.
According to the Gun Violence Archives there have been 251 mass shootings THIS YEAR. Two hundred and fifty-one mass murders involving guns. THIS YEAR
We are honored to bring Astronaut Fred Haise to our microphones. From Apollo 13. Not the movie. THE Apollo 13. Astronaut Fred Haise’s new book, “Never Panic Early” tells the story of what it’s like to find yourself stranded in outer space after your mission to the moon gets scrubbed by an exploding oxygen tank. On today’s show, Fred, for the first time, relives his slingshot around the dark side of the moon as he watches newly compiled lunar satellite video that recreates his precise view from the cabin window fifty two years ago. NASA’s finest hour wasn’t landing a man on the moon and then safely returning him home to planet Earth. It was, instead, a team of dedicated scientists and specialists preventing an emergency from turning into a disaster. Sometimes our finest moment is not what we achieve but what we prevent. The story of Apollo 13 serves as a timeless reminder that there is no substitute for concentrating the mind on what’s mission critical. “Don’t Panic Early” is not just Fred Haise’s story, it’s a master’s class on keeping your wits about you while all others are losing theirs. Fred wrote the book with Bill Moore who also joins us. “Don’t Panic Early” can be purchased here: https://www.smithsonianbooks.com/stor…
We continue our coverage of America’s latest mass shootings. Joe Biden asks Republicans to help him ban assault weapons because Joe Biden is clueless. Nancy Pelosi refuses to debate our returning guest Shahid Buttar who is running to unseat her. The California Primaries are this Tuesday, June 6th. Also, David de Jong author of “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties” returns to talk about Germany’s five richest families and the role they played in the rise of Hitler, and how Germany’s wealthiest still haven’t come to terms with their Nazi Past. Jerry Stahl is back! He’s author of “Permanent Midnight” and his new book is “Nein, Nein, Nein! One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust.” “Nein, Nein, Nein!” comes out July 5th, and on June 12th he’ll be at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan with Ben Stiller who played him in the movie “Permanent Midnight.”