Category Archives: comics

Episode 37 – Crime Does Pay…For the State

Can you believe that states are complaining that a lack of prisoners is cutting too deeply into their revenue streams?  We also discuss the fact that close to half of all super PAC funding comes from only fifty donors.

In entertainment, Matt and I give our impressions of the Rogue One and Dr. Strange trailers.

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Episode 36 – The Poor Pay More

Why is it expensive to be poor?  This week we cover an article that explains the many ways poverty can be expensive.  Also, we discuss the disparity in arrests between well off black kids and poor white kids.

Near the end of the show we give our spoiler free impressions on Batman vs Superman and Daredevil season 2.  After the show we are going to post a spoiler filled review of both shows.

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Episode 35 – Delayed Justice

President Obama selected a nominee for the Supreme Court and the GOP continues to block the hearing.  We discuss the qualifications of Judge Garland and how the Republican refusal to vote on a new justice can impact elections in November.  Also we compare and contrast Donald Trump’s campaign with other fascists politicians, like Hitler.

For tech and entertainment we cover a drone bazooka, Daredevil season 2, The Division and more.

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Episode 33 – Scalia Scrap

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away recently and the battle for his seat has begun.  We discuss the response from politicians about President Obama’s right to fill the seat before the next elections.  This week, we also talk about the Beyonce Superbowl controversy and Flint Michigan.

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Episode 32-Countdown

President Obama is on his way out and the contenders are hot to fill his seat.  This week we give our impressions on the State of the Union address and contrast Obama’s vision with the Democrat and Republican candidates views.

Of course, there is some entertainment news and a brief discussion on the quality and quantity of original online programming for streaming services, like Netflix.

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Episode 24 – Gun Crazy

Mass shootings are becoming a regular occurrence and the country still refuses to implement tougher gun control laws.  We talk about the latest theater shooting, the Boy Scouts allowing gay troop leaders, and why Pittsburgh is on so many travel lists.

For entertainment we briefly give our impressions of the new Lando Calrissian Star Wars comic and J-Stars PS4 game.

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Episode 23-Stuff’s Getting Old

Well, another week…another cop abuses their authority.  Unfortunately, this Texas cops actions led to the suspicious death of Sandra Bland.  We discuss the circumstances of Sandra’s alleged suicide and several articles involving both sides of the law.  Also, we cover the thawed relations between Cuba and the United States, a nuclear deal with Iran, and Mobile Suit Gundam.

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Episode 22-Obama Shows Up

After a recent move across the country we are back.  Matt and I have frequently disagreed about our opinions on President Obama, but in the last two weeks we have found some common ground.  Obama is clearly in the sunset of his presidency and is finally exhibiting the traits we expected all along.  On this episode we discuss his NAACP speech and the nuclear deal with Iran, among  other topics.

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Episode 20- Color Me Bad

We hoped last week would be the only time we covered Rachel Dolezal on the podcast, but that proved to be wishful thinking.  In this episode we vent some  of our frustration on Dolezal’s refusal to admit she is not black.  Also, we squeezed in quite a few news stories on a recent government data breach, another pool incident with cops, and a few movie and comic reveals.

 

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