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    I realized I should explain the Bush-Nixon thing since I can't be the only person who didn't know and some of the proof has just recently surfaced (as in the prosecutors heard the tapes for the first time while this podcast was created). George Beall was a US Attorney on the Nixon investigation whose brother Glenn was a sitting US Senator at the same time. His brother was pressured and in turn his brother pressured him, among others.

    Bag Man

    In other words, what U.S. Attorney George Beall needs to do is sit in on these “fanatical prosecutors” in his office who are taking this investigation to places we don’t want it to go.

    Nixon and Haig are devising this plan, in secret, to interfere with this ongoing investigation. They then start putting this plan into action.

    But the middle man they end up using-- the guy who they drag into this obstruction scheme-- ultimately isn’t Mel Laird. Who they end up using for this obstruction effort is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee at the time. A man by the name of... George Herbert Walker Bush.

    The future President of the United States-- George Bush-- gets enlisted in this effort to reach out to Senator Glenn Beall to have him pressure his brother to shutdown this investigation.

    Listen to this phone call between Richard Nixon and Al Haig.

    The audio here is a little bit distorted, but the first voice here is Nixon and he’s talking to Haig about enemies of the White House who are now going after everybody:

    NIXON: It’s amazing, isn’t it? By golly, the way they start to go after everybody, don’t they?

    HAIG: Yeah, they’re after everybody. And the Vice President has been very nervous, he called me three times here.

    NIXON: I know and you decided to have Harlow try to, well he’s isn’t here—

    HAIG: He isn’t here, so I did it through George Bush on the first run.


    NIXON: That’s good, that’s good.“I did it through George Bush on the first run.”

    This didn’t ever stick to George HW Bush... maybe because these audio tapes have just been collecting dust for the last four decades. But George Bush was brought in to a potentially criminal effort organized and directed by the then-President of the United States Richard Nixon to obstruct an ongoing investigation into his Vice President.

    And George Bush did it.


    U.S. Attorney George Beall ended up donating his papers to Frostburg State University in Maryland. And if you go to those archives, you can now see an official “memo-to-file” that U.S. Attorney George Beall wrote that Summer of 1973. In that memo to file, it is made quite clear that after the White House came up with this plan, George H.W. Bush did, in fact, contact U.S. Senator Glenn Beall and he tried to have Senator Glenn Beall get word to his little brother the U.S. Attorney about this investigation.

    This is what he wrote in the file: “With respect to conversations with my brother Glenn, the discussions were most superficial and very guarded. He occasionally mentioned to me the names of persons who had been to see him or who had called him with respect to [this] investigation. Names of persons that I remember him telling me about included Vice President Agnew ... and George Bush.”

    Now, there are a few amazing things here.

    First, of course, is that a future U.S. President participated in what was likely a criminal scheme to obstruct justice.

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    Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks.

    One of the founding fathers of punk-pop.

    This is what you need to know.

    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Sondra Locke, November 3, aged 74.

    https://variety.com/2018/film/obitua...fSN8Abv3aL3mLQ
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    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    Penny Marshall, actress/director, 75, complications from diabetes.



    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/18/enter...ead/index.html

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    There's no crying in baseball.

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    I can't believe I did not know this.


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    ^ I didn't know that either!
    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    Cracked's annual list of people you may not have known died

    pt1 http://www.cracked.com/blog/where-ar...hs-2018-pt.-1/

    pt2 http://www.cracked.com/blog/where-ar...ths-2018-pt.-2

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    Paddy Ashdown

    Sad about this. He was respected across party lines.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    aka Super Dave aka Larry's jerky friend on Curb aka Arrested Development's Surrogate

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    Super Dave is a classic example of a one-joke bit (arrogant daredevil gets comeuppance) that’s always funny because of how well it’s done. Einstein was just such a perfect condescending asshole that it was always fun to watch him crash or fall or otherwise fail. Talented guy. RIP. And yes, Albert Brooks’ real name is actually....
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    Didn’t realize this till I read Obama’s favorite list that jazz singer Nancy Wilson (not to be confused with rocker Nancy Wilson from Heart) died December 13th. She was one of my absolute favorites. Just a perfect, warm and wonderful voice.


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    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is turning into a weird memorial because it has a lot of people on it who have since died (Einstein, Jerry Lewis, Shandling)


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    Steve Buscemi's Wife of Over 30 Years, Jo Andres, Dies at 65

    The couple married in 1987 and share one son together, Lucian, who was born in 1990.
    That's sad.

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