2Kevins with Grace & Steel Ep. 34 04/23/16


1. New York, New York, From Soup to Nuts
2. Welcoming Heat Street (49m 4s)
3. 2nd Half: Sexism! Again with the Sexism? (52m 14s)
4. KMG Remembers Prince (1h 50m 57s)

Here are some links to stories and items referred to in the podcast;

USA Today, Apr. 20, 2016: Ted Cruz lost a New York district to Ben Carson, who’s not even running

Jay Nordlinger Twitter

Bloomberg, Apr. 14, 2016: Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Match Lowest Since 1973

Media Matters, Oct. 28, 2014: Fox Guest Donald Trump Claims “Real” Unemployment Rate Is “18, 19, Maybe Even 20 Percent”–Donald Trump: The Unemployment Rate Is “Totally Phony”

Daily Caller, Apr. 19, 2016: Establishment Republicans Pressure Operatives Not To Work For Trump

US Magazine, Mar. 16, 2016: Ted Cruz: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I Can Quote Every Line From ‘The Princess Bride’!)

Gawker, Apr. 14, 2016: After His Honeymoon, Ted Cruz Immediately Bought 100 Cans Of Soup

Gawker, Mar. 16, 2016: Ted Cruz Only Eats Soup and Other Weird Facts He Voluntarily Shared With the World

Mediaite, Apr. 15, 2016: You Know Who Doesn’t Think Ted Cruz’s Soup Obsession Is Weird? Campbell’s Soup, That’s Who

Salon, Apr. 14, 2016: Ted Cruz is a strange guy: 6 times he weirded everyone out, including when he celebrated his marriage with 100 cans of soup

Consumer Reports, Dec. 2009: Concern over canned foods–Our tests find wide range of Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more

Huffington Post, Apr. 21, 2013: Say Goodbye to the Campbell’s Soup Can?

CBC, Mar. 29, 2016: Campbell Soup cans to be BPA-free by mid-2017

WebMD: The Facts About Bisphenol A

IMDb: The Godfather: Part III

IMDb: The Princess Bride

The Guardian, June 8, 2014: Richard Ingrams: ‘I have lots of enemies, some of them enduring’

Heat Street

Andrew Stiles in Heat Street, Apr. 14, 2016: 10 Celebrities Who’ve Worked in Anti-LGBT Regimes to Boycott

Vanity Fair, Apr. 18, 2016: Rupert Murdoch’s New Libertarian Web Site Comes Out Swinging at Jane Sanders

New Statesman, Aug. 14, 2016: Louise Mensch accidentally calls the father of modern Zionism an anti-Semite

Michelle Rempel in the National Post, Apr. 18, 2016: Confront your sexism

The Daily Beast, Apr. 18, 2016: CNN, MSNBC Hosts: Bernie Bros ‘Sexist’ for Throwing Dollar Bills at Hillary

Laura Bogart in The Guardian, Apr. 18, 2016: Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

Ms Magazine, Mar. 17, 2016: 3 Ways to Tell if Your Distaste For Hillary Clinton is Sexist

Scott Bixby in mic.com, April 12, 2015: 7 Sexist Attacks Hillary Clinton Faced in 2008 — and How She Can Combat Them in 2016

Alex Griswold in Mediaite, Apr. 18, 2016: CNN Commentator on Hillary’s High Unfavorables: ‘A Lot of This is Sexism’

The Atlantic, Mar. 30, 2016: From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer

Breitbart, Apr. 18, 2016: Hillary Clinton Has Another Coughing Fit in Radio Interview; Blames ‘Allergy Season’

Wikipedia: Kim Campbell

ABC News, Dec. 31, 2012: Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot Could Have Been Life Threatening

Breitbart, Jan. 6, 2016: Law Enforcement Officials, Medical Professionals: There’s Something Seriously Wrong With Hillary Clinton’s Health

Business Insider, Apr. 7, 2016: Bill Clinton unleashes blistering rebuttal to Black Lives Matter protesters

New York Times, Apr. 13, 2015: Hillary Clinton, Just an Unrecognized Burrito Bowl Fan at Chipotle

Daily Mail, Jun. 16, 2014: ‘I never trusted a polygraph again’: Hillary Clinton LAUGHS in 30-year-old interview as she recalls how she helped a suspected child rapist walk free after the prosecution lost crucial evidence

Wikipedia: Margaret Thatcher

John O’Sullivan in the Wall Street Journal, Dec. 23, 2008: Conservative Snobs Are Wrong About Palin

Global News, Dec. 10, 2015: Immigration minister tells female MP to look ‘more cheerful’

Sandra Tsing Loh in The Atlantic, Jul./Aug. 2009: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Daily Mail, Apr. 15, 2016: Meet Jia Jia the ‘robot goddess’: Chinese inventor claims AI humanoid is the most realistic ever made (and has programmed it to refer to him as ‘my lord’)

The Canadian Press via CBC, Mar. 20, 2013: Commons approves transgender rights bill

Michelle Rempel Twitter

Youtube, Feb. 17, 2013: Eleanor Abernathy – The Cat Lady

The Telegraph, Apr. 22, 2016: Prince – obituary

Youtube, Apr. 22, 2016: Prince & The Revolution “Darling Nikki”, 1984

Promo for this episode written by Kevin Michael Grace for vdare.com and posted there first April 26, 2016, 7:44 pm

2Kevins With Grace & Steel: Ted Cruz, Soup Monster; Hillary Clinton Cries “Sexism”; Heat Street; Prince; etc.

Episode 34 of my podcast with Kevin Steel is now posted here (with copious links). In Part 1, we discuss the increasing desperation of the Never Trumpers. Even as their world crumbles around them, they keep busy with blacklists, threatening the professional ruin of all those who disagree with them. Didn’t take long for Conservatism Inc to go full Social Justice Warrior, did it? So deep in the bunker are they that they don’t understand they are writing President Trump’s enemies list for him. If the Donald has read his Machiavelli—and I’d wager he has—he’ll know what to do with this gift.

We then examine Ted Cruz, the Soup Monster. As wife Heidi has testified, this is a man who greeted the end of their honeymoon with the purchase of 100 cans of Campbell’s Chunky Soup and the instruction that she would not be cooking for him, as his nutritional needs were now well in hand. Thoughtless and heartless, you might respond, but Cruz has always had his eyes on the prize, whether that be mastery of Candy Crush or the occupation of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

We conclude Part 1 by confessing our excitement at the appearance of Heat Street , the Internet site co-founded by Louise Mensch, erstwhile “Cameron cutie” and noted expert on Zionism . Heat Street promises all the celebrity glamor of Heat magazine plus the latest cuckservative wisdom. For instance, that Justin Bieber deserves to be boycotted because he “appropriates other cultures with his white dreads.” (Ooh, sick burn! Given the structural failure of the clickbait model and the irrelevance of Rare.us (Cox Media’s one-stop shop for “with-it” young conservatives, Heat Street seems an odd venture for Rupert Murdoch to fund. Presumably, he knows what he’s doing, but on the other hand, he did pay $580 million for MySpace in 2005.

In Part 2, we consider—and reject—the claims made by supporters of Hillary Clinton that her political career and indeed her life have been bedeviled by “sexism.” Hillary has always been a strange object of feminist adulation, as she is in no wise a trailblazer. Instead, she came to prominence the old-fashioned way, with an unrelenting hold on her husband’s smutty coat-tails. By contrast, no one has ever accused Canadian Conservative MP Michelle Rempel of not making her own way in the world, but the poor girl hasn’t learned that accusations of misogyny directed at your enemies come best from surrogates, lest you look a whinger. Rempel loves cats, wine and maudlin, late-night tweeting. I urge her to stand for her party’s leadership; the gaiety of the nation demands it.

We conclude Episode 34 with a short appreciation of Prince. I explain here my employment of “Wyatting” via repeated jukebox plays of his song “Darling Nikki” to enrage a group of boors who blighted the Vancouver pub I once favored. (Both song and anecdote are NSFW, so sensitive listeners will want to skip this bit.)