UF/UF 207: When a #shero comes along…

Yeah you read that right. Shero, as in women heroes. Folks we need em, the sheros.  A crisis has emerged.  A civil war has broken out and it’s not Trumpians vs Liberals.  It’s not Avengers vs Justice League. It’s the… It’s… I can’t believe I’m typing this.

It’s the Lesbians (#sheros) vs the Transgenders (no hashtag, indicating their lameness) over the right to womanhood.  As in who are real women and who aren’t.  The first shot was fired by the #sheros at the pride parade in London, England. They wanted the Trans folks out of the parade and more importantly out of the movement for equality. This isn’t getting much play as you might imagine.

All joking aside this may have serious implications in the issue over the rights of Transgenders in this country.  Stay tuned.  More on this in the future.  Until then revel in the glory that is the greatest hashtag since #feelthebern

As for me and my house we are team #shero.

We talked about other stuff too. So click and listen.

UF/UF 207: When a #shero comes along…

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The #shero we need!

 

Podcast Season 2 Episode 50: Down goes Cantor! Down goes Cantor!

Whoa nelly, take me home! I know enough to know I have seen too much!

Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives Eric Cantor loses his primary election against Republican Tea Party challenger David Brat. Yeah you read that right. The most powerful Republican in the House will no longer be in the House, no longer be the Majority Leader after getting pounded by an economics professor from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland Virginia.

The effects of this are yet to be seen. Is this the start of a run on establishment Republicans by the Tea Party? Has the Tea Party come back from the dead? Were they ever dead to begin with? Is this just another battle in the civil war raging inside the Republican Party? Is this good or bad for Republicans, Congress, the country? We’ll talk, you listen, then make up your own mind.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 50: Down goes Cantor! Down goes Cantor!

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On to the tease…

Do you know this man?

Do you know this man?

David Brat orders a De-Cantor 

Nobody from nowhere that no one saw coming beats top House Republican. Sounds like Mr. Smith goes to Washington right? Has to be a movie script right? Wrong. David Brat, school teacher, spender of no money, takes down Eric Cantor, the Majority Leader in congress. Cantor’s internal polling people had him up by 34%. Cantor lost by 11%. Do the math, don’t do the math, that’s huge suckage on an epic scale.

 

Wasn't me bro!

Wasn’t me bro!

Hagel takes the Hill…

…alone. All alone. DoD Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies in congress over the Bergdahl incident. As we’ve seen over and over, the Administration is lacking in what you would call full throated support of one of it’s cabinet members. Hagel is not going down alone though. He made it clear who was calling the final shots and it wasn’t him.

 

Here we go again.

Here we go again.

Turn out the lights. The party is ….over?

Apparently not. The reports of the Tea Party demise was greatly exaggerated it seems. After not winning one primary election in early April, they win a big one last night. Taking down the Majority Leader was a big surprise, but really how much did the Tea Party have to do with that? They’re taking credit but Brat’s not crediting them very much. This story within the story may have legs. Stay tuned.

 

All that plus a second rendition of our new segment “Oh No You Didn’t!” Click the link and find out what the 50th episode of a podcast sounds like.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 50: Down goes Cantor! Down goes Cantor!

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

A really big show for you tonight. Round two of the new game sweeping the nation, Podcast Political Pop Quiz! Get your pencils and paper ready gang, it’s a barn burner tonight. We’ll also talk about our favorite dictator and our least favorite government – our own! Congress is about to convene a special panel tot investigate Benghazi, will they finally get to the truth or with they devolve into a giant politically motivated cluster f*%k.

Click the link to find out.

Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

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On to the tease…

Don't mess with Hill-dogg Karl.

Please look at me. I am important. I have many leather bound books!

He’s one of those guys now…

Karl “The Architect” Rove goes on live television and says Hillary Clinton has brain damage and her health should be a major question for the 2016 race. He stinks of attention desperation so bad I can smell him through my computer. Don’t be that jackass Karl, don’t be.

 

 

Can this man save Republicans from themselves?

Can this man save Republicans from themselves?

This will not end well…

The House has convened a special commission to investigate Benghazi even though 3 separate investigations have been conducted by the Republican side of the House. Leadership has said three things to R’s running for reelection: 1. Don’t fund raise off of this issue.  2. Don’t pile on Hillary.  3. Find the truth and don’t make this an indictment of Obama. Well zero out of three ain’t bad. Congressman Trey Gowdy may be the one guy who can keep this ship from runnin aground.

 

What's that? Why yes, Jesus did say love everyone, even our enemies.

What’s that? Why yes, Jesus did say love everyone, even Extra Terrestrials.

Jesus phone home…

The coolest guy on the planet just said the coolest thing ever uttered by a Pope. Francis says he’ll baptize Martians if they so desire. Putting the IN in Inclusive, the Pope is reshaping the Catholic church and Christianity in large swaths. But a question remains. Does Christ’s Vicar on Earth know something about a pending Martian presence the rest of us don’t? We report, you decide!

 

You don’t want to miss it.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 47: Benghazi for better or worse.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 33: The winter of my discontent.

Discontented show for you tonight. The white death blankets much of us in the south and we’re not handling it well. Add to that a State of the Union speech that doens’t really detail the state of the union and well, you’re left with two crabby podcasters.

No matter, the show goes on, as it must.

Tune in or miss out!

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 33: The winter of my discontent. 

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On to the tease…

Big Top Jay

Big Top Jay

And a little Carney shall lead them…

The circus is in full swing at the White House. After putting out enrollment figures for Obamacare, Major Garret questions Carney about validity. Carney replies, “I never said that.” Garret reads Carney’s exact words from a press conference not days before. Methinks Jay has lost control of the Big Top.

 

I WILL BREAK YOU!

I WILL BREAK YOU!

Do you know who I am!

NY Congressman Michael Grimm (R) does a live TV interview at the conclusion of the State of the Union speech. Grimm gets upset. Grimm threatens to “break the reporter in half like a little boy” and “toss him over the railing” of the 2nd floor in the capital building. All this on live TV. Awesome. He later goes on Fox (of course) to say he lost his composure. Really? REALLY?

 

A Pres in his natural habitat

A Pres in his natural habitat

State of the State of the Union

It’s bad folks. I mean it’s really bad. The State of the Union speech has become a joke. First of all there is no requirement for the Pres to give a speech. It can just be submitted in writing. President Woodrow Wilson brought us the permanent speech giving. Jefferson had refused to do it during his two terms. We need to take Tom’s cue. It’s a complete farce. Listen in our podcast to find out more.

All this plus a great Five Best Speeches in History list. Don’t like our list, make your own and e-mail it or add it in the comment section of this post.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 29: New Year – Old News

We’re back! Welcome to season two of Unfiltered and Unfettered. Yeah Season Two. Let that sink in for a second. Not sure who made the career ending decision to green light our show for a second season, but God bless em!

A question for you, our faithful readers/listeners. Should we restart the clock on episode numbers or stay continuous. In other words should this be episode 1 of season two or should we just keep counting and call it episode 29? Answer in the comment section or e-mail us if you please.

OK let’s get to work.

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Episode 1 or 29: New Year – Old News

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On to the tease…

 

Ah fresh powder.
Ah, fresh powder.

Old Faithful – on skies.

Yeah our old buddy is back and he’s badder than ever. Kim Jong Un, fresh off grinding his uncle’s bones into a fine powder, uses that powder to open North Korea’s first ever ski resort. Open to the public too. Never let it be said he’s not a man of the people.

 

Don't let them forget. Ever.

Don’t let them forget. Ever.

Chew that bone Darrell

Rep. Issa, R CA, is not letting go of the Benghazi cover up. Call him a right wing nut job if you want, but he’s one of the few in government that seems at all concerned about how four Americans were left to die in our own embassy. That makes Darrell our Politician of the Podcast.

 

Jean Luc Picard - greatest of all time? (yes)

Jean Luc Picard – greatest of all time? (yes)

2013 – Politics of the Weird

UF/UF top five list of the weirdest things in politics for 2013. The Pres tops our geek list when he confused Star Wars and Star Trek. Truly an impeachable offense.

 

 

 

All that and more as the ball drops on a new year.

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Duck Dynasty and the 1st Amendment: Why everyone is wrong.

The_First_Amendment_does_not_cover_burping.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

If you read that carefully you should notice two things. First: The framers of the constitution clearly laid the ground work for the holiday of Festivus. Read the last part of the last sentence. It’s obvious to me they were giving a wink and a nod to the “Airing of Grievances”, the third pillar of Festivus after putting up the Festivus Pole, and the Feats of Strength.

Second and more important by a little bit; freedom of speech can only be inhibited by the government. In other words you only have the right to be protected from the government for the things you say. You have no right to keep your job if you say things your employer does not like, or in the case of Robertson, violate your contract as a reality actor in a reality series.  You still have the right to say them, but your employer has the right to terminate you for it. You see, your employer has the right to free speech and expression just as much as the individual. If they believe what you say or do, at work or not, hurts their brand or their bottom line, they are absolutely within their rights to terminate you for it. A&E is a private, free market, capitalist business. This is how it works.

Now does that mean A&E had the right to suspend Robertson for what he said and believes about homosexuality, and a host of other sins? Yes, they absolutely do have that right.

But being right and doing right are completely different things.

My podcast partner Tony Hupp already scribed a good piece on Robertson being suspended for his beliefs and the wrongness of that. Read it here: Duck Dynasty. I agree with Tony on this. I’m not a fan of slippery slope arguments but this feels like a bad one to me. Do we really want free people to be afraid to express their opinion or their faith, no matter how blunt and in-artful Robertson did?

So was A&E right to suspend Robertson for what he believes? I don’t think so.

But look at the result. Because they suspended him, their ratings are skyrocketing, and that’s from ratings that were obnoxiously high to begin with. A&E plans a Duck Dynasty marathon this weekend, all episodes have Robertson in it. All new episodes already taped will air next year. Robertson is in those as well.

Free market capitalism my friends, embrace the whore-ness.

You want to worry about free speech as it pertains to the 1st amendment, read stuff that really matters.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2519741/Judge-orders-bakeshop-serve-sex-customers-owner-REFUSED-make-rainbow-wedding-cake-gay-couple.html

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/7/denver-cake-shopmustsellcakestogaycouplejudgerules.html

http://verdict.justia.com/2013/09/04/new-mexico-supreme-court-anti-discrimination-law-to-wedding-photographer

Those links are three issues occurring in our country that will get no publicity. Why? Because everyone is crying “free speech” over a guy on TV who thinks homosexuality is a sin and likens it to bestiality but gets rich making duck calls that essentially allows hunters to trick ducks into having sex with them so the hunters can shoot them. (got that last part on twitter, can’t remember who specifically, but it’s some one else’s line and a great one)

Those three issues, in Washington State, Denver, and New Mexico, those are first amendment issues.

I hope you read those three stories. Here is the synopsis: Under court order those three businesses are being FORCED TO PERFORM A SERVICE AGAINST THEIR WILL THAT VIOLATES THIER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

You know where I got the Denver story, from Al Jazeera America. Yes that Al Jazeera, the Muslim news organization opened a branch here in America. They are following the bakery story in Denver.

I can’t turn on home shopping network without seeing a story about that bearded redneck being “suspended” but I have to go to AL Jazeera to read about Americans being forced by a court to do something against their religious beliefs.

Don’t cry about the 1st amendment for Robertson. It absolutely does not apply.

Howl with your hair on fire over the court rulings in Washington, Denver, and New Mexico. The 1st amendment was just nullified.

It was done right under your Duck Calling noses.