Podcast Season 2 Episode 59: The Opacity of Hope

Well, the President made a cool million on his first book, The Audacity of Hope. He used that to springboard to a presidential campaign where he claimed he would run the most transparent administration in history. Several reporters, one put on the no fly list and another awaiting a ruling on a subpoena filed by the Obama Whitehouse that would put him in jail, might have a different view. Tonight we examine the opaque-ness of the “…greatest enemy a free press ever had.” (James Risen referring to the Obama administration’s war on reporters)

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Woodward was trying to tell us....

Woodward was trying to tell us….

If you write it they will come!

You curious if the government really has a squad of Men in Black? Well, just pen a little article about something Obama either did wrong or did illegally, you’ll see the MIB soon enough. Just ask James Rosen of Fox News.

 

 

 

Don't want to be a side show? Nice try bro.

Don’t want to be a side show? Nice try bro.

If they write it you know it’s click bait!

ESPN just can’t get them enough of one Michael Sam. You know Michael, the guy drafted 2nd to last in the 7 round NFL draft. He’s trying to make the St. Louis Ram’s final roster. If you’re curious about his performance, go anywhere but ESPN. Why? Well the World Wide Leader is only giving us the hard data, like Michael Sam’s shower habits (not kidding).

 

Welcome to the Russian Republic of Estonia, est 1 Jan 2015!

Welcome to the Russian Republic of Estonia, est 1 Jan 2015!

If the Moscow Times writes it, then by God you know it’s gospel truth! (sort of).

The headlines and accompanying stories from the papers in Russia seem more like justification pieces for total invasion of Ukraine and surrounding countries. Is this the first rivet in the new Iron Curtain about to fall on Eastern Europe? We report, you decide in our new segment Galloping Globe!

 

All this and an NFL worthy Who Said That, the game show taking the country by storm!

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 59: The Opacity of Hope

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 58: We’re back and we’re mildly irritated.

After a run in with stomach illness of all manner and type the boys are back. Tonight we talk about a guy who needed a hug, two people forced to hug, and take a quiz about a group of people only a mother could hug.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 58: We’re back and we’re mildly irritated.

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Good Night and God speed

Good Night and God speed

NaNo NaNo no more…

Robin Williams, aka Mork from Ork and countless other characters, commits suicide by hanging himself in his home. Was the press off base with their glorifying manner of reporting his suicide? Was the sheriff’s office out of line releasing the blow by blow to include when rigor set in and where the blood pooled in his body? We report you decide?

 

 

 

*I'm going to gut you like a fish*

*I’m going to gut you like a fish*

C’mon bro, hug it out. C’mon man, give me some sugar….just a little

Hillary Clinton began the separation from the President on matters of foreign policy. In an attempt to get free of his record prior to her run to glory, has Hill-Dogg bitten the hand that could feed her. Just in case, the Pres and Clinton hugged it out on TV. Check for your wallet Obama. I’m not sayin, I’m just sayin.

 

This used to mean something.

This used to mean something.

House of Cretins 

In a very transparent attempt to trip me up, Hupp comes up with a quiz about the House of Representatives. I for one find it hard to believe there are five good questions about that den of thieves but OK. I’m game. Are you?

 

 

 

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 57: I fought the law….

Big time episode for you tonight. With no new crisis brewing we can take a breath and asses the action we have going at the moment. It’s not pretty out there folks, but fear not. Tony and I are here to sort it all out. You’re welcome.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 57: I fought the law….

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Obama gives me a sad!

Obama gives me a sad!

Here comes Johnny Law…

That’s right ladies and gents, the Speaker of the House, the 2nd most powerful man in the government, is taking Obama to court. Looking for law in all the wrong places, is John of Orange just giving the Dems ammo for November? We report, you decide!

 

 

What's that? Why yes, Tea Parties are for immature girls.

What’s that? Why yes, Tea Parties are for immature girls.

Don’t call me Francis…

In a most despicable move, the House of Representatives, namely the Republicans in the House, have blocked a bill honoring Pope Francis. The reason for the heinous blocking? The pope is too liberal because of his aid to the poor and his denouncement of trickle down economics. Folks this is what you get when you elect a bunch of know nothing, tea partiers. Only in America. Stupidity at its finest.

 

Hey Hupp, what's that sound?

Hey Hupp, what’s that sound?

Signs of the Apocalypse… 

I’ve long believed space is trying to tell us something. Now it looks like someone or something from outer space is trying to contact us directly. Problem: the signal and its origin are of a place and material unknown to mankind at this moment. From somewhere deep in the Persus Cluster, a galaxy matching our own, a signal is headed our way. Are you ready?

 

All this and a new Who Said That segment. Tony goes next level in his attempt to trip me up.

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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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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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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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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.

people crossing the river

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.