Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Roger Simon in studio to comment upon the State of the Union address and America’s love affair with money at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party.
Leahy: We welcome to our microphones because it is Thursday, February 9, 2023. It’s a Thursday at the 7:00 a.m. hour. It means it’s time for my former boss at PJ TV, an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and great novelist.
He’s got a new book coming out called American Refugee, one of those popular columnists at The Epoch Times. And, of course, all-star panelists here, Mr. Roger Simon. Good morning, Roger.
Simon: I do it on Thursday. It must be Belgium.
Leahy: There was a movie. If it’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium. Is it Thursday?
Simon: I can’t remember. Anyway, one day or another, it was Belgium.
Leahy: You had a piece at The Epoch Times about your reaction to the State of the Union address. What is that reaction?
Simon: Well, some of it is inevitable. First of all, the state of the union is always boring. Let’s be honest. Really boring.
Leahy: Can I give you some credit? Do you know what is the most fun part of when a speech comes on? You know this. You founded PJ Media. And you know Steven Green, right? He has this great thing called Drunk Blogging.
Leahy: It’s the best way to watch. He drinks, I don’t know, whatever he drinks. And, of course, the comments get riper.
Simon: He makes very good old fashions.
Simon: I was once at a thing where he made old fashions for everybody that showed us his technique and blah, blah, blah. It was very good.
Leahy: Very good.
Simon: But he’s not really a drunk.
Leahy: I know.
Simon: That’s the good thing about him. It’s not a good thing to be. Anyway, that’s my advice for this morning. But besides the fact that it’s always a boring subject.
Simon: The most important thing in the entire world was deliberately missing from the SOTU. And it was the five-letter word China. (Chuckles)
Simon: Somehow or another, our esteemed president overlooked it. And the reason is very obvious. China has made a fool of him and also has bought him and then most recently flew a giant balloon all over the United States, and he didn’t do a damn thing about it. And we don’t know, and we’ll probably never know because we are lied to by our intelligence agencies at all times. What exactly did the Chinese learn from their experience?
Leahy: We’ll never know. And I think his speech dragged on for the longest hour and a half of my life. And I think what, he had maybe 60 seconds of that on China, or not even that.
Simon: Not even that.
Leahy: It was like 30 seconds.
Simon: Right. He had to have something because people like me and you and anybody who was slightly awake would have noticed China is not only the elephant in the room. They own parts of Tennessee, not to mention the rest of the United States.
Leahy: Not only are they flying over our military bases and our air bases, but they’re also buying farmland right next to it.
Simon: Yes. All over the place, though. In Montana, around those bases, but all over. They’re buying it here.
Leahy: Yes. I’m reminded when I look at this. What was it that Nikita Khrushchev said? We will bury you, and you’ll sell us the rope to hang yourselves. Or something like that?
Simon: Something like that. Then he banged his shoe. But I’m afraid he may have been right. This is the sad truth. We better do something about it. One thing is to kick this guy out of the White House because the term that is used for this is elite capture.
If the audience has heard this term, it’s an interesting term because that’s what the Chinese do. They buy our scientists, professors, politicians, and anybody they can because they know the great weakness of Americans I hate to say this, is that we like money.
Leahy: Out for the almighty dollar. Well, that’s capitalism.
Simon: It’s capitalism. But I think we’re a little bit too hungry for it sometimes. The Chinese have recognized this, and they take advantage.
Leahy: Did you know they’re buying Private K-12 military schools around the country? Did you see that? Because they want to sort of, get these kids in junior ROTC and then send them to West Point and turn them into, you know, embedded Chicom operatives within our military.
Simon: General Milley is that way already.
Leahy: You know why. Because he went to Princeton. (Laughter)
Simon: Not Dartmouth or Harvard.
Leahy: That’s right.
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