Podcast Season 2 Episode 56: Stop the Presses…please someone stop the presses.

Depressing show for you tonight. More shoot downs in the Ukraine, Idina Menzel’s boob pops out at Radio City music hall and she drops the F-Bomb… in front of a bunch of kids, the US State Department is off the hinges and the Plague, yes that Plague, has killed a man in China and sickened 100s of others. Where else but China could a Gov’t lock down a city of 30,000 people? There is hope, Tony and I lay out our top 5 Political Movies of all time.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 56: Stop the Presses! Please somebody stop the presses.

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On to the tease…

Ladies and Gents, your US State Department Director of Communication. God help us all.

Ladies and Gents, your US State Department Director of Communication. God help us all.

Has to be true. I saw it on the internet!

So the State Department has been relying on social media for its info on the shoot down of Malaysia flight MH17. Seems like a good idea. I mean if @ilikebigbutts from Palo Alto California doesn’t have the straight dope on a Malaysian flight shot down over Ukraine, by Russian separatists, aided by a former KGB officer, well then who the hell does!?! Miss Hill-Dogg yet?

 

 

 

 

About sums it up.

About sums it up.

Are you smarter than the 5th Estate?

Yeah you probably are. Tonight we discuss the lofty ideals of our free press and wonder if it has ever lived up to the mythical standard. Was Walter Cronkite as liberally biased as Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is? Was Edward R Murrow pushing an agenda like Sean Hannity of Fox News does? We report, you decide!

 

One is a Hall of Famer and one was barley drafted and won't make team. Just no. NO NO NO!

One is a Hall of Famer and one was barley drafted and won’t make team. Just no. NO NO NO!

Just like Jackie? You mean Jackie Robinson? No, not even close.

We’ll be posting longer stories on this next week but the comparisons of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL have to stop. I’m serious, like now. Stop it. It’s an insult to Jackie Robinson, his family, black ball players and sports fans in general. No kidding, just stop it.

 

So yeah this episode may be a bit depressing, maudlin even but like I said, come for the wilting depression, stay for the Top 5 movie list. Tonight Top 5 Political Movies, ever!

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 56: Stop the Presses! Please somebody stop the presses.

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Soccer Moms really don’t heart firemen

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Everybody loves firemen. That’s what they say, anyway. I see the bumper stickers all the time. I’m not really sure I believe it, though. Or, at least I think there’s a certain time when some people don’t love firemen. It’s when the firemen are in their truck with the sirens on going to a fire. Lots of people don’t like to pull over anymore.

I’m driving down one of our main roads here in Knoxville the other day, yes, actually our main, main road, which any Knoxvillian would tell you is Kingston Pike, and coming from the opposite direction I hear the siren and see the fire truck. So, I do what I always have done, start to pull over. I always have this idea that fire trucks with their sirens on could be going someplace they need to get to fast, like a fire.

Now, the fire truck is fairly close at this point, it’s not a couple blocks away, it’s bearing down in front of us. Behind me, I notice a vehicle actually trying to get around me. I know people don’t pull over for fire trucks anymore. But, the vehicle behind me is actually angling to get around. Then I notice that it’s my vehicular nemesis, a soccer mom with a cell phone in a mini-van.

Hey, I know getting little Trevor to soccer practice is important, or if little Nichole is late to her dance lesson there will be hell to pay. I understand you’re doing the most important thing in the world, suburban soccer-mom shit, and you will not be denied. But it could be someone’s house burning down.

I’ll tell you, I’d rather be in a jail cell with Hannibal Lecter than see a soccer mom with a cell phone in a mini-van. I’ve nearly been run over, run into, pulled over on, I’ve waited through lights just to find out I’m behind a soccer mom not paying attention talking on the phone. Always with that damn cell phone pasted to their face. And they are mean.

This particular one must have been the Dick Cheney of soccer moms. People are slowing down or stopping in the left lane, I’m blocking her path to acceleration in the right lane. When she realized she couldn’t get around me because of cars in the other lane, she turned her hateful gaze my way. We locked eyes in the mirror, at which point I put up my hands and mouthed “Hey, it’s a FIRE TRUCK.” I wish I would have just avoided the confrontation. She, looking back at me, holding that cell phone tightly to her face, never broke a word in her conversation, never missed a beat, but I saw her eyes squint manically behind her gold-rimmed amber-lensed suburban mom frames, and sneer at me in such a way that gave me a chill of fear down my spine. If I’d have seen that door open, I’d have bolted like a frightened antelope in the Serengeti, because I know I’d be no match for her in a bitchy slap-fight.

So, how many oatmeal-raisin recipes can you swap before you run out of things to say? How much can you talk about little Caleb’s problems in first grade (that are the teachers fault) before there’s nothing left to say? How big of a hurry do you have to be in to not pull over the suburban “Millennium Falcon” when you hear a siren?

Well, we just don’t pull over for fire trucks anymore. Soccer moms may be the worst offenders, but they’re certainly not the only ones. It seems no one wants to stop. Sure, I know we are all busy with our first world problems. I guess it’s only an emergency if it’s you.

You don’t really heart firemen after all, do you?

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Damn you Hobby Lobby, see what you could’ve done

Podcast Season 2 Episode 55: Burgers, Borscht, and Bad Decisions

As Ancient Rome burned, Emperor Nero sat on a hill and whittled away a piece of wood. Times have changed of course. Now it’s the world that’s burning, literally, and Nero President Obama doesn’t whittle, he goes for burgers. Big goings on this week and we cover it all, or at least a small portion of it. Plus resident “Legitimate Rape” guy Todd Akin has an epic appearance on MSNBC where he tries to man-splain his comments. Click the link, be informed.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 55: Burgers, Borscht, and Bad Decisions

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On to the tease…

Hey! A world leader has to eat. #amiright!

Hey! A world leader has to eat. #amiright!

I’ll have the big fat nothing burger.

The President was on a fund raising trip to Delaware when the Malaysia flight was shot out of the sky, killing all 300+ people on board. Instead of making a statement, he went to a burger joint recommended by Crazy Joe Biden. The Prez’s only thoughts on the matter, “I think it will be a terrible tragedy.” Then he said , “And super size my fries.” (not really)

 

 

The world his oyster? Sure seems that way at the moment.

The world his oyster? Sure seems that way at the moment.

I’ll have the Crimea, with a side of Kiev, oh and some Borscht!

Comrade President Putin started this mess in the Crimea. Is he to blame, no matter who shot the plane down? With so many troops massed on the Ukraine border is he long from invading the entire country and taking the capital city of Kiev? Does he really eat borscht? That stuff is nasty.

 

 

 

Yes Todd Akin, he's talking about you.

Yes Todd Akin, he’s talking about you.

Hey Cletus, watch this!

Who had a worse Wednesday; the Michigan woman who shot herself in the face with a shotgun after slamming the butt to the floor trying to emphasize her point or Todd Akin, former Missouri Congressman who tried to explain why he said women don’t get pregnant from legitimate rapes because their bodies can, “Shut that whole thing down.” We report you decide!

Plus Tony and I dissect AG Holder’s comments about racial animus hindering the Obama Presidency, in our old segment “Is That Racist?”

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 55: Burgers, Borscht, and Bad Decisions

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Make a run to the border, Mr. President, you can get fourth meal after shooting pool

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The border, that is.

 

 

 

Presidents visit disaster sites. It’s one of the things they do. Do they accomplish anything, physically? Of course not, that’s not why they’re there. They’re there for several reasons that all serve one purpose. Is it symbolic? Of course. Does it matter? Of course it does.

  • Clinton visited Arkadelphia, Ark., after a tornado
  • Clinton visited Del City, Ok., after the horrific tornado in Moore Ok.
  • Bush visited New Orleans and Biloxi after hurricane Katrina.
  • Bush went t0 Americus, Georgia, after a tornado ripped through that town.
  • Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush visited Galveston, Texas after hurricane Ike.
  • President Obama visited fire-damaged homes in Mountain Shadow of Colorado Springs, Col. after wildfires there.
  • President Obama visited New Jersey after hurricane Sandy.
  • Of course, who can forget when George W. Bush visited Ground Zero after 9/11. Regardless about what you think of the rest of his presidency, those words spoken that day lifted us and gave us hope.

The list would go on and on. I know this is different, but it’s a crisis, and people are suffering.

I remember the picture of George W. Bush in the plane after hurricane Katrina, looking out the window, and how much grief he took for that picture. People said it showed him being disconnected and aloof. That mattered to people, and he even visited the place later.

They visit these places because they are the leaders of our country. It shows interest, engagement, involvement. It shows people that they are there, ready to lead and help the country work through the problems. To some, it provides solace, to others it shows the commitment of the government that the leader is there, interested and ready to play a part in the solution. No one thinks he’s going to start digging ditches or picking up boards.

Some of those in your own party have practically begged you to go.

Your speech about it basically amounted to “Tell Congress to approve the money and this goes away.” Really? You simply want 3.8 billion dollars, and you won’t take a few hours to even visit?  Well, I have no trust that you even have a clue how to go about it. Your administration has shown no administrative skill in problem solving to this point.

A huge humanitarian crisis, and he won’t go. In his comments about it, he says “it’s not about a photo op.” Well, Mr. President, yes it is, that’s a big part of it. And this is coming from a President who’s never, ever, shied away from a photo op. He appears on TV more than “Law and Order.” All this on top of the fact that You’re In the State Fundraising!! Yes, you’re right there, dude. A couple hours away. You know, playing pool, having fun. Take a couple of hours and show the rest of the country you give a damn. People are suffering.

His failure to go there is duplicitous. I don’t know how or why, but I know it when I see it.

It’s called leadership. Show some.

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Mr. President, this isn’t the community pool. It’s people in the middle of a humanitarian crisis. Maybe you could be interested.

On the other hand, why would you start now.

 

Podcast Season 2 Episode 54: Let’s Move to Cleveland!

Really big show for you tonight. I can’t believe I’m typing this but Cleveland Ohio is dominating the news right now. The RNC picked Cleveland for their presidential convention in 2016 and LeBron James is said to be seriously considering a return to the Cavaliers. Both of those astound me, but since Hupp is from there he’ll be carrying most of the podcast tonight… like most nights.

We may talk about other stuff or we may just say Cleveland a lot.

Tune in to find out!

Podcast Season 2 Episode 54: Let’s Move to Cleveland!

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Instead of Republican stronghold Dallas? Hmmm interesting.

Instead of Republican stronghold Dallas? Hmmm interesting.

Cleveland Rocks…

Or it least it should be rocking come August of 2016. That’s when the Republicans will announce their candidate for President at their convention. In a bold move Reince Prebius picked Cleveland over Dallas in an attempt to garner more Ohio votes. Nice thought, but shouldn’t this guy be unemployed by now?

 

Is Cleveland big enough for Bron Bron and Johnny Football?

Is Cleveland big enough for Bron Bron and Johnny Football?

Cleveland is the City!

It may just be in a midwest state but Cleveland is the current center of the sports world as LeBron James looks for a place to play this up coming NBA season. Add to that the happening that is Johnny Manziel aka Johnny Football, and well, you could by month’s end have the two biggest personalities in their respective sport playing in the Mistake by the Lake.

 

 

 

Way to focus Louie. Way to be sharp.

Way to focus Louie. Way to be sharp.

Oh yeah this happened…

Non-Cleveland related but US Representative Louie Gohmert (R) Texas, has put forth a proposal to defund the White House. No, sadly, not making this up. Do any of these dopes think past their noses? Let’s say he’s successful but then a Repiublican wins in 2016. Is Christie just gonna live in Jersey and commute to DC? Why does the self proclaimed party of the constitution, the party of American’s core values hate America so much? We report you decide!

All that plus… OMG!… my favorite bit in the entire podcast-o-sphere! You guessed it. Another edition of Know Your Obama!

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I’m serious. Don’t.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 54: Let’s Move to Cleveland!

Podcast Season 2 Episode 53: Hupp has a New Hobby – Futbol!

Oh we have a great on for you tonight. I mean they’re all great but this one might me the greatiest. We’re talking two of Hupp’s favorite things: SCOTUS decisions about religion and Futbol! or soccer. So get some popcorn as we go head to head over the Supreme Court and the most popular sport on the planet.

We’ll talk about some other stuff too.

Click the link now, thank us later.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 53: Hupp has a New Hobby – Futbol!

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On to the tease…

Talk about leaving a mark!

Talk about leaving a mark!

Where did our love go?

Obama roughed up by the Supremes. The Supreme Court that is. Hobby Lobby plays the hypocritical faith card and wins. What’s worse, the Court says Obama can’t make recess appointments if John of Orange says the House is in a session even if no one is present. That’s gotta sting.

 

 

 

Is that crack I smell?

Is that crack I smell?

He’s back and off crack!!!!

Well for the moment he is. The coolest mayor in North America is back from rehab and ready to run Toronto again. The question; is Toronto ready? Is the world ready? I know I’m ready.

 

 

 

I'm not the worst! Yeah! Take that America.

I’m not the worst! Yeah! Take that America.

Move over Jim.

The results are in and Obama is now polling as the worst President (33%) since WWII. But it’s not Jimmy Carter that has to move over. He’s only polling at around 7%. It’s big W, George Bush 43 that slides to second, polling around 28%. Third place, well that bastard is way back in the low teens.

 

All this plus a new bit where Tony and I lay down 5 presidential decrees we would enact in “If I was President!”

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 53: Hupp has a New Hobby – Futbol!

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My Hobby in the Lobby

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No SCOTUS decision ever stopped Barry White

Ok, I don’t think I’ve ever had sex in a lobby. And if I did once, it wasn’t a hobby.

I  don’t understand the outrage. I don’t understand all the dumb things I’ve read about it (actually, maybe I do).  “Keep the boss out of my bedroom.” Let’s see, I’ve read that a hundred times in various forms if I’ve read it once. How does this Supreme Court decision put the boss in your bedroom, unless you’ve decided to sleep with him yourself? (But that would still be your choice, not the SCOTUS). I would just like to hear someone from the left make a logical statement instead of yelling about how women’s rights are being stepped on, but they never really say how. You can still get laid. You can still get birth control. How are “women’s rights” being infringed? Because someone else is not paying for it? I just think people at the top are pissed at losing a SCOTUS decision on Obamacare, and the unwashed masses just parrot the phrases like its gospel.

Here’s what Barbara Boxer said:

“I view this as very much an anti-woman position to take,” Boxer said. “And it’s important to note that women take birth control, more than half of them, as a medication for other conditions, so it is an attack on women. I think it’s an attack on the religious freedom of the women who work there. Remember, no one is forced to take birth control. It’s an individual right, and this is America, and this is the 21st century, and this is shocking.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/barbara-boxer-obamacare-birth-control-viagra-104990.html#ixzz36ACWtVs7

So, Barbara says “Remember, no one is forced to take birth control, It’s an individual right, and this is America, and this is the 21st century, and this is shocking.” It’s “shocking?” Are you serious?  So if no one is forced to take it, why is it someone else’s responsibility to pay for it when you do? It’s just nonsensical. Attack on the religious freedom of the women who work there? Barbara, are you smoking a medicinal jay? An individual right? An attack on women? That’s just bullshit to stir up the masses. It’s a healthcare plan, and the left is reacting like they’re being denied the right to breathe.

Maybe I’m a little older, but when I was growing up, sex was my business. Actually, it still is. I, and my partner, decide when, where, how, what. And birth control was up to us. Still is. Honestly, I don’t think my boys storm the beach with the same enthusiasm they once did, but again, that’s my biz.

So why is it someone else’s job to pay for yours now?

And all of this is lost on the fact that Hobby Lobby objects to 4 options out of 20. Oh, the horror. The entitled denied? My, my.

Ok, let’s be honest. Do you think this decision is going to change anyone’s sexual practice?

Imagine a Friday night, some sexy couple like they’re right out of a beer commercial. Barry White coming out of the iTunes, candles lit. Things are getting hot. Neck nibbling. Zipper noises. And then the women says “Listen, we’d flat be getting it on if it wasn’t for that SCOTUS decision. But I’m going to have to ask you to leave. After all, my boss is in the bedroom.”

I don’t think so.

It’s not about rights, it’s a health care plan.

And still, no one cares that the IRS has been trampling on an actual right and covering it up.