This coming Sunday’s edition of Lazy Sunday will mark the fiftieth installment of that venerable tradition (also, yesterday’s post marked the 500th post of all-time for the blog), so I thought I’d take a look back to the very first one, from 24 February 2019.
The first Lazy Sunday was aptly titled. As I wrote at the time, I was “phoning in” the post; thus, the necessitous title for the unplanned series.
The posts looked back to my days writing and contributing to American Patriot Radio, an online streaming station that never quite took off, despite lofty plans and an impressive roster of hosts. It seems some folks still participate in its chatroom, but it has that weird feeling of a place that no one really visits anymore, except for a handful of cranks.
But I digress. I wrote some pretty good material (I think) for the website, and I hate to see it lost to the cranks. So aside from celebrating the approaching fiftieth Lazy Sunday, I figured this would be a good way to draw attention back to those classic posts. I also can’t help but appreciate the idea of a “reblog within a reblog.”
With that, here is the first “Lazy Sunday – APR Pieces“:
It’s been a busy weekend, so I’m very far behind on today’s post (about twelve hours late!). That said, I’m worn out, so I’m phoning in this Sunday’s post.
I used to be associated with an online radio station, American Patriot Radio, in a mild way: I would occasionally fill-in for the station’s most popular host, and I contributed some pieces for the site’s blog.
There’s no good way to navigate to these pieces on the site now, but they are, remarkably, still there. I do not know the current status of the station, but while seeking out these pieces, I heard some streaming audio, so it may still be active, or it may be recycling old content.
Regardless, I thought it would be worthwhile to link to my writings there, as they reflect the heady days of early 2017, when the young Trump presidency seemed full of promise, and it looked as though populist uprisings would continue all over the globe.
Enjoy this grab-bag/impromptu archive of TPP submissions to APR.
8 May 2017 – “A Disheartening, but Expected, Defeat” (about the defeat of National Front candidate Marine Le Pen to France’s current president, Emmanuel Macron): https://americanpatriotradio.com/2017/05/08/a-disheartening-but-expected-defeat/
8 May 2017 – “Pat Buchanan’s America” (about the impact of Pat Buchanan’s economic and foreign policy thought on the Trump ascendancy): https://americanpatriotradio.com/2017/05/08/pat-buchanans-america/
9 May 2017 – “A New Conservatism?” (a rumination on the future of conservatism, and the possibility of a new “fusionism” to include Trumpism): https://americanpatriotradio.com/2017/05/09/a-new-conservatism/
10 May 2017 – “Comey-tose” (about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, as well as a brief discussion of my frustration with National Review‘s hand-wringing over decorum): https://americanpatriotradio.com/2017/05/10/comey-tose/
Enjoy this self-indulgent blast from the recent past.