LIVE BLOG: Todd Starnes Show – Nov 21



2:05pm – Thanksgiving 101! A majority of U.S. adults say they “dread the thought of having to talk about politics at Thanksgiving dinner,” according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist. The poll found that 58 percent of Americans dread talking politics while 31 percent said they were eager to hash it out. And 11 percent of Americans said they were unsure. 2017 offered plenty to chew over. President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been full of controversy, marked by a debate over health care, a worsening opioid epidemic, and a deepening investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Even among Republican respondents, whose party controls both the White House and Congress, only 38 percent said they couldn’t wait to dish about politics this week. That was still higher than Democrats (30 percent) or politically independent voters (31 percent). That shared sense of dread “was very interesting because it’s across the board, whether you’re a Democrat, Independent or Republican,” said Barbara Carvalho, who directs Marist Poll. Guest: Caleb Parke, writer for Foxnews.com 

Question: What do you plan on talking about this Thursday at the Thanksgiving table? 888-788-9910 

2:20pm – Can’t Stop The Drop! The annual, reasonably disgraceful tradition of an “anonymous” pilot dropping live turkeys from hundreds of feet in the air in Yellville, Arkansas, continued this fall, with several birds dropped on Oct. 14. The FAA said then they were looking into it, but it conceded to HuffPost on Saturday that there was nothing they could do to stop it. Officials say the event, which is known locally as the “turkey drop,” is out of their control, because the pilot doesn’t appear to be breaking any state or local laws. The FAA told HuffPost they examined their own statutes relating to the matter and came to the same conclusion.



1:05pm- Won’t Back Down! Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night. The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball ”is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and ”very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump. LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the CNN interview, telling host Chris Cuomo that Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude.

1:30pm- Naughty Or Nice? Which stores recognize Christmas in their advertising…and who’s the Scrooge? As the 2017 Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual Naughty or Nice retailer list. They have taken the top national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising, and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly. Guest: Walker Wildmon, Assistant to the President (Tim Wildmon), American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net).

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