Hardly Strictly Politics – 16 – Yellow Jacket Season in France

A protestor waves a French flag during a demonstration of yellow vests (gilets jaunes) against rising costs of living they blame on high taxes in Toulouse, southern France, on December 8, 2018. - The "yellow vest" movement in France originally started as a protest about planned fuel hikes but has morphed into a mass protest against President's policies and top-down style of governing. (Photo by REMY GABALDA / AFP)

Yellow Jacket Season in France

In Episode 16 of HSP, Luke and Russ begin with a brief discussion of the recent passing of George Herbert Walker Bush. Though they don't agree with his policies, he was a veteran and deserves respect. Afterward, they move on to the Yellow Vest Protests currently happening in Paris. Otherwise known as the Yellow Jacket protests, they discuss its underlying reasons and how this isn't just about a diesel fuel tax. It's high time that the authoritarian French government gets a wake-up call. Thereafter, they continue a discussion of the immigration crisis. Happening along the southern border of the United States, it is time to quell illegal immigration, which is picked up from Episode 15.  Russ then takes us on a journey of the possible, and hopefully soon, closure of the Mueller investigation. After Feedback is covered, Luke and Russ close it out strong with another Grab Bag Special. This week's GBS features the Sunday Special of John MacArthur and Ben Shapiro.

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Topics covered in order:

  • Corrections
  • Updates
  • George Herbert Walker Bush
  • Yellow Vest Protestors
  • Immigration
  • Mueller Investigation
  • Feedback
  • Grab Bag special