Podcast Episode 24: We can’t make this stuff up.

From the Obamacare files, to a crack addict mayor, to alcoholics being paid in beer, it’s been a wacky week. But trust us we can’t make this stuff up.

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Episode 24: We can’t make this stuff up.

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On to the tease…

Does it really need a caption

Does it really need a caption

Coup de Crazy

Toronto’s crack doing, drink takin mayor is at it again. Claiming a coup d’etat is at hand when city council tries to limit his authority. The scene breaks down into a shouting match and Mayor McCocaine bowls over a councilwoman while he’s trying to help his brother in the middle of the scrum. We can’t make this stuff up.

 

They use to call me Crazy Joe, now they call me... ah...ah... Hey who  wants ice cream? Hello Cleveland!!

They use to call me Crazy Joe, now they call me… ah…ah… Hey who wants ice cream? Hello Cleveland!!

Happy Birthday Crazy Joe

Friend of the show and our favorite Vice President, Joe Biden turns 71 this week. What did Obama give him you ask; plummeting poll numbers and absolutely no chance at winning the Democratic Nomination much less the Presidency. Thanks a lot Obama.

 

 

 

Really, tell us something we don't know.

Really, tell us something we don’t know.

Failure is not an option….it’s an inevitability 

Head tech guy brought in to fix Obamacare web site says the site is still 40% from completion by his estimate. Just let that sink in folks. We can’t make this stuff up.

 

 

 

All this and more on a jammed packed show. Click the link and enjoy.

Episode 24: We can’t make this stuff up.

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Podcast Episode 23: Handy Manny Builds a Death Star

Another big show tonight!

It was a busy week and we’ll try to cover all the news that’s fit to print.

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Episode 23: Handy Manny Builds a Death Star

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"Luke, I am your HMO"

“Luke, I am your HMO”

That’s no moon! Turn the ship around!

In our new segment, Are You Kidding Me! we bring you some of the craziest facts surrounding the new healthcare law. Here’s a taste: More people signed a White House petition to build a Death Star than have signed up for Obamacare. Say it with me ARE YOU KIDDING ME!

 

 

 

Get used to this position madam Secretary

Get used to this position madam Secretary

Sebelius Unplugged!

No, MTV is not reviving it’s hit segment. The HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius, worthy of her own ARE YOU KIDDING ME! is so detached from the disaster that is healthcare.gov she thinks stories about people not being able to log on are just “one time anomalies.”

 

Is that Handy Manny or Bob the Builder? We report, you decide!

Is that Handy Manny or Bob the Builder? We report, you decide!

Handy Manny to the Rescue!

Nancy Pelosi says don’t worry about it. The President is putting a belt and suspenders on the whole deal. It’ll be right as rain in no time. Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus listener suggested topics. K. Thomas first up with a suggestion about reality vs perception on wealth distribution. Here’s the video we discussed: Wealth Inequality in America      Send us ideas, they may make it to live air!

All this and more on episode 22 of UF/UF. Don’t miss it!

Podcast Episode 23: Handy Manny builds a Death Star

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Podcast Episode 20: The Anniversary.

Big show for you tonight.  We take a look back at the previous podcasts, review some of our favorite punching bags, and punch a few new ones.  

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Podcast Episode 20: The Anniversary. 

 

They use to call me Crazy Joe, now they call me... ah...ah... Hey who wants ice cream?

They use to call me Crazy Joe, now they call me… ah…ah… Hey who wants ice cream?

 We miss our Crazy Uncle Joe

Ever since we here at UF/UF made Joe a star the administration put him in a closet with a pitcher of Manhattans and a copy of Guns & Ammo. Here’s to the day Joe breaks out and runs for President.  

 

 

 

Who's in charge in North Korea?  We report - you decide!

Who’s in charge in North Korea? We report – you decide!

Kim Jong WTF…

The Great Successor has been MIA since we brought him out into the light on our UF/UF podcasts. Will the youthful dictator come out to play again or has he been secretly replaced with The Worm?

 

 

 

Who's in charge in the Republican Party.  We report - you decide!

Who’s in charge in the Republican Party. We report – you decide!

A star crashes in Texas 

As fast as he vaulted to the stratosphere, Ted Cruz has fallen as fast if not faster. Three weeks removed from the great Filibuster of ’13, Cruz was relegated to marching with Palin under a Confederate Flag and doing a presser while his party leader was making a speech on the floor of the senate.  

 

 

All this and more on the great 20th Episode of UF/UF. Don’t miss it!

Podcast Episode 20: The Anniversary. 

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Podcast Episode 16: Mubarak, Manning, and Mammaries

A really big show for you tonight.

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Podcast Episode 16: Mubarak, Manning, and thanks for the Mammaries 

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On to the tease.

I'm in a glass case of emotion.

I’m in a glass case of emotion.

Hosni in the Hizz-ouse?

As the situation swirls the bowl in Egypt, the military releases Hosni Mubarak.  Largely symbolic, but still a big fat symbolic smack to the face of the U.S.  The leader we backed, Mohamed Morsi, is still in the pokey.

 

 

Someone caption this please.

Someone caption this please.

Manning no longer a Mann?

In a stunning (not really) turn of events, Bradley Manning, the Army Private who released top secret documents to Wiki-Leaks, gets 35 years in Ft. Leavenworth. In a follow up shocker he wants hormone replacement therapy so he can live as a women, named Chelsea.  (did not make that up)

 

underwear-bomber-cartoonBreast-splosion?

As reports jiggle, er bounce, no I mean fly, yeah thats it fly. As reports fly terrorists will begin using women with exploding breast implants to attack airports, U.S. TSA agents nation wide rejoice and make sacrifices of thanks to their god over the new pat down procedures.  Have to add the link here so you know I’m not just dreaming this up.  Terror breast squads

 

Plus T-Nak the Magnificent is back! Don’t miss his amazing mental powers after he creepily rubs sealed envelopes on his forehead.

That and so much more on Episode 16: Mubarak, Manning, and thanks for the Mammaries 

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Podcast Episode 2: The Drone Wars

Attack of the Drones!

Attack of the Drones!

Well, who would have thought we’d still be on the air for a 2nd episode?  I guess the old adage rings true, money talks.

Great episode for you today.  As you’ll come to find out we are all over the map, so if you don’t like something, keep listening I bet we hit on your favorite topic.

Episode two covers everything from the Super Bowl to the NJ Senator Menendez prostitute scandal, a possible civil war in the republican party, and all points in between.

The main topic tonight is the President’s drone war, plus Tony lands our first interview with a very high level government official.

It's party time! Rove style.

It’s party time! Rove style.

If you have topic suggestions or questions or if you just want to pick a fight with us over something we said, email us at theunmail@yahoo.com.

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Episode 2: The Drone Wars

Cliff diving II: What happens when you hit the water or While you were drinking….

Nothing good ever  happens after mid-night.  I think that’s how the saying goes.  Don’t know who said it, don’t really care.  That person might be wrong in this case.

This is not necessarily a response to Hupp’s Cliff Diving piece as much as it is a follow on. Hupp used a fancy picture of a cliff diver, ironically in mid dive.  He had left the cliff but not yet hit the water.  Knowing Hupp, this was most likely on purpose.  Cause guess what, the diver still hasn’t hit the water.  In fact he really hasn’t moved much from his current position.  He has no clue what awaits his finely quaffed gourd once he breaks the surface of the beautiful blue water.  Here he is again.

What's under the water? "I dunno let's just jump!"

What’s under the water? “I dunno let’s just jump!”

The choice to jump is/was tempting.  Much like a baptist minister when he talks about the beauty of sin.  If sin was ugly and we saw how it really looks, we wouldn’t be tempted by it.  It has to look inviting or we wouldn’t do it.  Well that water must look pretty damn inviting for us to leave the safety of the cliff.

And left we have.  At 2:00am on December 31st 2012, yeah 12 short hours ago, the Senate passed, by an 89 to 9 vote, the fiscal cliff deal designed to avoid the extreme tax and spending cut measures that would hurtle our economy back to the stone age.  At least that’s what the pundits are saying.  Did the stone age have an economy?  The deal to avoid the cliff was conjured by that wizard Mitch McConnell (R) KY and Crazy Uncle Joe (VP) planet Krypton.  But in essence we still jumped.

Want to see what’s under thew water, really?  Click the link.  Go ahead.  I dare you.   I’ll even break the eternal school yard bro code etiquette and go to the dreaded triple dog dare.

Read the deal here.  Look out below! 

We’re not done yet.

While the Senate passed it just about unanimously, we’ll talk about the 9 dissenters in a minute, the House will be a tougher sell.  Congressmen and Women answer directly to people, unlike Senators.  They have a distinct district where people have direct access. That equals consequences at the polls on election day.  Don’t be fooled, even republican politicians, who run their cake hole about smaller government, still want to be part of that government.

So the House convenes at noon today.  Like the Senate vote the House vote will be on C-Span.  But the vote might not be until late in the evening, possibly between the 7 and 9 o’clock hours.  We’ll see hoe the House folks do with a full day of work.  I was surprised at how engaged and energetic those old white dudes in the Senate were at 2:30 in the morning.  There were a lot of good speeches after the bill passed.  McConnell led the way with a sobering but logical speech around 3am.

The issue in the House is this, the bill could get scuttled by either side.  Boehner is up for reelection to his speakership in a few days.  That has to weigh in on how hill frame this bill to his party before the vote.  Some ultra liberals my undercut the President because it only taxes people who make over 400,000 and 450000 for couples.  The republican base may burn the House down because ultimately it is still a tax hike.

When No votes mean Yes – the dissenters

So 9 senators voted no on the bill.  Ladies and gentleman, your 2016 Republican Presidential Primary candidates.  Rand Paul, (R) KY and Marco Rubio (R) FL didn’t just vote no, they voted Hell No.  Of course their courage came well after the bill passed, so their votes had no bearing.  Very brave guys.  However had they voted Yes it most likely will be used against them in the 2016 Presidential primaries, or so they thought.  Paul and Rubio are saying all the right things to keep the Tea Party on their side.  McConnell has pretty much just retired.  He will be primaried by his own party for his Kentucky senate seat in 2014.

Orrin Hatch (R) UT who successfully courted the Tea Party in 2010 to keep his Senate seat may have just forfeited it by voting for the bill.  He barely won his primary last time. He’ll not be the Senator for Utah in 2014.

Richard Shelby (D) AL also voted against it.  He’s not running for President, so he either believes the bill will help not at all (full disclosure, that’s my view as well) or he’s just a crabby old man and likes to piss people off (more likely and also my view).  Which he did. Either way, good for you Rich.

In case you haven’t guessed, this is like College Bowl Season for me.

Will there be a last second 50yd field goal, or a dream crushing interception in the end zone with no time on the clock.

Hard to predict.  That’s why they play the games.

Just ask USC and LSU.

Happy New Year!

OK, so now what: election observations and other things

Most of the time it’s easier to get a lay of the land after the dust settles.  It’s been a week and we should be able to see clearly, but that might not be the case this time.  But, we here at UNfiltered and UNfettered are committed to routing through and explaining all the facts, while making up the stuff we can’t figure out.  So here now are some observations of America’s political process in all it’s freedom loving glory.

In Rove we trust 

Man, if you weren’t watching the election results on Fox at the moment the election was called for the President, you missed a doozy.  Fox News’ election team was Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly on the main desk, with Chris Wallace, democratic strategist Joe Trippi, and The Wonder Boy Karl Rove, Bush 43s former chief of staff and campaign manager at the “Decison Desk”.  Rove and Trippi were dissecting the numbers as each state was called for it’s respective candidate.  Fox was the first network to call Ohio.  When they did, Kelley and Baier looked up and sheepishly and disbelievingly said, “well that means the President has won re-election.”  Easy guys, don’t pop a vessel.

The party started, everywhere, except in Rove Land.  Alert reader Laurie Halsey hit me through FaceBook to say, not so fast Junior, Romney team is not conceding Ohio.  She was right.  So I quick-like switched back to Fox just in time to see Rove going after Megyn Kelley and Brett Baier and their journalistic ethics for calling a state where so many votes had yet top be counted.  Rove wasn’t hysterical but his boiler was definitely reaching maximum pressure.

Oh, you expected results?!?

Rove doesn’t care who’s President.  In fact it’s now more lucrative for him if  a Democrat is in office. There-in lies the problem.  His super pac raised millions, boarding on billions, over the last four years to defeat the President and some Dem Senators.  None of that worked out for Rove or his super pac and he was clearly feeling the pressure of his big pocket donors.

A member of the Fox News production crew recorded some behind scenes audio with her iPhone.  This apparently occurred during commercial break and was not meant for public consumption.  Warning, Rove drops the F-bomb in the first seconds of the first audio clip.  Take a listen: Rove melts down and again, and again.

Turn those machines back on!

Hey I admit, I’m a Rove fan.  He’s normally a savant with this stuff, but on this night, for this election, he was galactically wrong.  Ah well, time to find a new savant.

 

Irony, it’s so….ironic

Hey, them polls, they ain’t so bad after all.  For the most part all the polls showing Obama ahead and disregarded by the Republicans as skewed and biased, turned out to be right.  A mathalete named Nate Silver predicted the President had a 91% chance of winning reelection.  He was figuratively crucified for that prediction.  He was right.  He has been very gracious, as you would expect from a number crunching nerd, and turned down late night talk show requests to come on and do an “Up Yours, I told you so” tour.  But let the word go forth from this day forward, mock mathaletes at your peril.

Hey Tony, you were right it was a voter fraud conspiracy…for Romney.  In the irony of ironies, voter fraud made a huge appearance in this election, for the other guys.  So far amidst numerous complaints and rumors lobbied by disbelieving conservatives, the only documented case of voter fraud occurred in Pennsylvania.  Turns out in several precincts in Philadelphia and surrounding areas, whenever a voter touched Obama’s name on the touch screen the vote would be registered to Romney.  About two hours of longs lines had voted before someone noticed the error.  It gets better.  The company making those particular machines has shareholders.  It’s biggest shareholder: Tagg Romney, son of Mitt.  Whoa Nellie, take me home I have seen enough to know I have seen too much.

It turned out to be a software glitch that swapped the sensors on the screen.  Really not a big deal and apparently easily fixable.  But after all that crybaby nonsense over the summer by conservatives pushing for new laws to tamp down the 5 total cases of voter fraud tilting our electoral process of millions of votes cast in 08, it’s more than a little funny the only case proven so far happened for republicans and not against them.

Black Panthers, party of two?  Yep that’s it, just two, and that’s them, Mikhail Muhammad and Bob, in their Sunday best.   These are the two causing all the voter intimidation around the country.  Girl Scouts selling cookies at my Kroger are more intimidating and pushy.

Vote for Obama or I’ll make you wear this beret!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racism rears it’s ugly head.

Yes, racism is still alive and well in America.  I know because I was involved first hand. When the Knoxville New Sentinel asked for election stories over Twitter, I submitted a picture of Frank going into our polling place and remarked how easy it was, no lines, no waiting etc…  A woman took issue with that.  Well not just a woman, a member of Obama for America reelection campaign, Knoxville chapter.  Here is her response:

What does this even mean

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is she implying west Knox is all white and therefore would not have issues at the pooling place?  Is she saying, of course whites will vote Romney?  Who knows?  I suspect Judi is a half wit.

The sad part is when I called her out on her racist remark Judi had no clue what I was talking about.  She assumed because I was white and I lived in West Knoxville that I would vote for Romney.  Assumptions about a group of people based on their race and physical location; Webster’s could not have defined it better.  She had no idea, as most of my conservative friends and family will tell you, that I am a big Obama fan and have championed him for the last four years.  It was his dirty campaign that turned me off this year.  But I voted for and was extremely excited for his presidency in 08.

Judi, you and people like you are the reason this country is divided.  The promise of a President to be above all that silliness, to raise the level of discourse and bring everyone into the conversation, has been undone by small minded people like you who think because racism happened and still happens, it’s ok to return the favor against people you have never even laid eyes on and have absolutely no clue about.  Attach an idiotic, racist comment like that to a picture of my three year old son going to his first election Judi, really?

I, for one, am not burdened by inequality Judi.  I treat all equally regardless of race, religion, or gender.  To that end, if we ever cross paths in Knoxville Judi, and you look at my son crossed eyed, I will punch you dead in your mouth.

How’s that for irony.