Re-Decision 2016! Over before it started.

I'm out! Good luck Jeb.

I’m out! Good luck Jeb.

Big time announcement on the Hugh Hewitt show today. Mitt Romney, a few bad breaks away from the White House in 2012, declared today he is not running for President. Like most things with politics these days this announcement begs more questions than it answers.

Like, why Mitt why?

To his credit, I guess, Mitt says it’s time for other leaders to emerge from the party. This is a refrain my podcast partner, Hupp, has been singing for a long time now. He, and Mitt, are right. But that brings us to the next question. Who will emerge? Can they unify the party? Can they do it fast enough for November 2016?

Mitt was the front runner in all polls taken so far with respect to the Republican nominee. Granted it’s January of 2015 but you know this stuff can never start too early. That aside, who’s it gonna be? Jeb Bush was next in all polls so obviously it’s him. Or is it? My gut says Bush is about to feel the same pinch as Romney did.

Oh the leader emerging line from Romney is good and believable but I also have to believe the harder core conservatives beating Mitt about the head and face for the last two months factored into the decision. Well Bush is a less richer version than Romney. Is the far right machine recalibrating to take out W’s bro? Even though Jeb has street-cred with Latinos I would still bet he’ll find himself in the cross hairs of the Tea Party set.

Mitt was actually performing a service for Jeb. But now that Mitt has tapped out, Jeb is center stage.

The rest of the republican line-up is unremarkable to me. I’m a Rand Paul fan but I’m having a hard time seeing his path to the convention in August of 2016. As we talked about on the podcast a few weeks ago, Huckabee just muddles the water, as does Ben Carson, Santorum, Palin, Trump, and now Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who officially announced yesterday. An unnamed republican strategist thinks this could benefit Marco Rubio of Florida more than anyone.

So as the Tea Party burns so called Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) at the steak in their quest for a pure heart to lead the party, they may unknowingly clear a path for Rubio. This is a Tea Party candidate that has been dubbed a witch RINO by the people who elected him in Florida, and by Tea Partiers nation wide. Rubio does have Latino connections, albeit a rough history on immigration bills, but this is where January of 2015 is a plus. Long way to November of 16. Rubio could easily shake that immigration bill flip flopping off by then. The question is does he have the political moxie to actually do it? Time will tell.

People will be chirping about Chris Christie, but I feel confident his bridge has closed and he’s probably the next so called RINO for the fire anyway.

So we have our first real big test for the Republicans in the race for the White House in 2016. Mitt has kicked the ball back into the arena. Who’s gonna pick it up next?

The bigger question: When they lose to Hill-dogg in November, does Mitt get the blame?

Podcast Season 3 Episode 79: Battle Drone of the Republic!

Anyone seen Hupp lately? I’m expecting Shep Smith to break into Fox News any minute with “Happening Now, Air Force vet on the run in the woods of Maryland after drunk piloting a drone onto the White House lawn!” Yeah, it’s gonna be that kind of show tonight. But have no fear, Sarah Palin’s running for President! We’re saved!

Gotta click to hear about Flailin Palin and her buddies at the Iowa Freedom fest.

Podcast Season 3 Episode 79: Battle Drone of the Republic!

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On to the tease…

Don't do it Hupp!

Don’t do it Hupp!

This is not the drone you’re looking for.

A mini-drone lands on the White House lawn. Pundits postulate alcohol may be involved. Really? Hupp is no where to be found. Coincidence? We report, you decide!

 

 

Hey man, this crap is boring.

Hey man, this crap is boring.

Just Biden my time.

Uncle Joe admits to loosing “focus” during Obama’s State of the Union. I’m with you big Joe! If Biden runs for Prez his bumper sticker should be, “Losing Focus, One SOTU at a time!”

 

 

 

Real Americans don't use teleprompters.

Real Americans don’t use teleprompters.

Prompting a response?

Sarah Palin goes on walk about during her Iowa Freedom speech. Reason given – her teleprompter went out. That’s almost too good to be true.

 

 

 

 

Tune in for all that plus the UF/UF Playhouse puts on it’s second production.

Don’t miss it.

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 79: Battle Drone of the Republic!

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 78: You’ve got a friend in me…

Great show for you tonight. I promise none of this is made up. Secretary of State John Kerry did go to Paris, he did bring James Taylor, he did engage in what can best be called a creepy musical courting of Paris Mayor Anne Hildago and he did apologize to the French for jilting them on their giant march/protest type thing.

We talked about other stuff too. But for that you have to click.

Podcast Season 3 Episode 78: You’ve got a friend in me…

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On to the tease…

Je Suis Creepy

Je Suis Creepy

Is this thing on?

Kerry and Taylor get down for the French. It is not to be believed. Here’s the link so you can see for yourself. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

http://youtu.be/kuWEkUcS0lI 

 

 

 

Who gets stuck with that job?

Who gets stuck with that job?

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE BALLS!

Patriots smash Colts in the face 45-7. Accusations fly the next day claiming Patriots tampered with/under-inflated the 12 footballs they were allotted for the game. Soft balls were definitely the problem for the Colts. But it had nothing to do with footballs. Know what I’m sayin.

 

 

The Empire is just alright with me.

The Empire is just alright with me.

These are the droids you’re looking for.

7 Year old Liam Porter from Georgia was born without a left arm from the elbow down. Thanks to 3D printing he now has the coolest, fully functional, prosthetic this side of the Jedi Temple. There is a New Hope for humanity after all.

 

 

All that plus a breakdown of the State of The Union address. And a whiny rant by Linardo on why he failed to watch it.

Click the link. Or do you really want to risk all your cool points? I think not.

Podcast Season 3 Episode 78: You’ve got a friend in me…

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 77: Bowl full of crazy, belly full of dumb

Some crazy stuff going on this week. Lot’s of dumb stuff going on too. Do I even need to mention yet another of our nation’s leaders invoked Hitler when discussing our President? Clearly his UF/UF subscription has lagged. Plus NASCAR’s Kurt Bush says his ex is a trained assassin. Yeah, it’s been that kind of week.

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 77: Bowl full of crazy, belly full of dumb.

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On to the tease…

1st Champion in NCAA Playoff History

1st Champion in NCAA Playoff History

Just call us Champions

Did you think we’d start with anything other than Tony’s beloved National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes? Nike Football has the quote of the day on this. “They called you undeserving. They called you an underdog. Now they have to call you something else.”

 

 

Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 3.47.22 PMWe’ll always have Paris

Look at the tweet to the left. Is a comment even necessary? All I’ll say is this, freshman senators and congressmen and women would do well to hire Tony and I as their PR firm.

 

Long lines, rationing? Not really.

Long lines, rationing? Not really.

From the dumb as usual files…

David Vitter, the right old Senator from Louisiana, says Obamacare can and should be completely repealed. If the Republicans make this a debate point for 2016 will they hand the White-house to the Democrats, again? We report, you decide! (pssst yes, yes they will)

 

 

All this and more tonight on UF/UF The Podcast!

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 77: Bowl full of crazy, belly full of dumb

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Podcast Season 3 UFUF76: New Year-a-pallooza!

We’re back and better than…. well, we’re back

After fighting off the flu the kids are right as rain and UF/UF is back at it for the new year. Come see what all the fuss is about in 2015.

But ya gotta click.

Hey folks, it’s Season 3. Yea,, that’s right. No one has made us stop yet.

UFUF76: New Year-a-pallooza!

On to the tease

The Governor of New Jersey is a cowboy. Jerry Jones invites him down for the first playoff win since the Titanic. The resulting celebration is the oddest coupling since Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie.

I mean, I don’t care who you root for, but c’mon man, that’s just wrong.

chris and jerry

Chris and Jerry, sitting in a tree, Kay eye…ah, cmon, please, just stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I put this in here because I can. Congrats to the Oregon Ducks and “The Ohio State Buckeyes” on reaching the finals in the first ever college football playoffs. Hang on Sloopy.

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What’s our pick?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen,  congressman, don’t you watch “Game of Thrones?” If you run at the King and lose, you lose your head.

Beside, “Gohmert and Yoho” sounds like a…well, anyway.

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Yea, I found out where Biden does his tanning. Now, who wants a piece of me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York cops turn their backs on De Blasio during a funeral. Classless? Valid Statement? We discuss, you decide.

cops turn their backs

 

 

 

 

 

 

A terrible tragedy in France. We can feel sorry all we want, but unless we start dealing with the issue for what it is, we’ll never stop it.

jesuis

Murdered for a cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

Plus, we offer a total of ten ways we can make the world a better place in 2015. Well, at least for us.

That alone is worth the listen.

However, as always, there’s so much more.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 75: Christmas Cheer-a-palooza!

It’s the Christmas Season and that means it’s the Cheer-a-Palooza episode! We’ll say who’s been naughty, who’s been nice, and who’s been so naughty it was nice. Light the fire, sit back, put your feet up and hammer some Nog. UF/UF is kicking the Christmas Season off tonight!

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 75: Christmas Cheer-a-palooza!

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Merry Christmas from the staff at UF/UF

Merry Christmas from the staff at UF/UF

We’ll be off for the next two weeks. Enjoy, be safe, be smart.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 75: Christmas Cheer-a-palooza!

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The night before a mid-term Christmas

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‘Twas the night before mid-terms, when all through the Senate,

The Democrats were stirring, wondering, “can we win it?”

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

Hoping that lobbyists would fill them up there.

The representatives were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of voters danced in their heads,

And Michelle in her nightgown and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I thought another intruder had jumped the fence, for that matter.

Away to the window I flew in a blur,

Yelled for the secret service, and wondered where they were.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below;

When, to what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a republican sleigh, they’re going to get me, oh dear!

With a little old driver, curly hair and not tall,

I knew in a moment it must be Rand Paul.

More rapid than filibusters the politicians they came,

And he whistled, and pontificated, and called them by name:

now Christie, now Bush, now Jindal and Perry

On Rubio, on Ryan, of your gaffes be wary,

“To the top of the house, to the top of the Senate!

Now campaign, campaign, we’ll be there in a minute!”

As dry chad before the Florida winds fly,

We’re running for president, we’ll make the dems cry

So to the top of the mid-terms the republicans flew,

With the sleigh full of victories – and some minorities, too.

And then MSNBC I heard on the news

They cried and they cried, “What next? Ted Cruz?”

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

McConnell took Kentucky, new sheriff in town,

A victory speech he gave, with his wife looking fancy,

“Take a seat, Harry Reed, go visit with Nancy”

A bundle of issues was flung on his back,

And he looked like an old white dude, coal dust on his back,

His eyes – how they twinkled! his dimples how merry,

“Just wait till I take over the Senate, young Barry”

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

“You’ve had it your own way too long, you know”

With the reigns of the senate held tight in his teeth,

“We’ll change your climate, commander-in-chief”

Now you want to sit down, have a bourbon with Mitch?

The times have changed, no more bait and switch,

Your term is corrupt, a crooked administration,

Hope and change is gone, it’s left the station.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon let me know, I’m a lame duck with dread.

And gathering the Senate, he went straight to his work,

Filled my stockings with issues, probably called me a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose.

He said, “You’ve got a pen and a phone, we’ll see how that goes.”

He sprung to the senate, to his colleagues gave a shout,

“I’m not sure what we can do, but we’ll see the man out,”

But I heard him exclaim, not allaying my fears,

Happy Christmas to all, except these last two years.

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