Category Archives: Government

Episode 25 – Right To Vote

Last week California decided to reinstate voting rights for low level offender’s who have completed probation.  This  was a significant move, after the Supreme Court struck down the Voter Registration Act.  We discuss the ramifications of this ruling and the ongoing efforts of other states to limit voters in specific areas.

As usual, we round out the episode with entertainment topics.  This week was dominated by some impressions of upcoming games, like Galak-z, on the PS4.

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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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Episode 18 – Bad Parenting

This episode runs slightly longer, to make up for the missed week.  We have a trio of stories that highlight bad parenting, that were in the press last week.  Also, there are two good news stories about the Pittsburgh Courier and a high school valedictorian who beat all odds to graduate.

For the geeks, we talk about the latest Star Wars comic bombshell and what it could mean for the movie that comes out at the end of the year.

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Episode 17 – Bikers Gone Wild

This week we talk about the outlaw biker shoot out in Texas.  There were nine deaths, eighteen arrests, and one restaurant closure.  Matt and I contrast the police response to armed, dangerous bikers and unarmed black men, who were accosted for minor crimes.

Also, we add a little science and nature talk about flying spiders and lab grown skin.  The episode is rounded out with our impressions of the new DC Legends of Tomorrow show.

News:
Teacher letting kids have sex in class
Jayz and Beyonce bail out protestors
Main Topic:
Biker Massacre
Science/Nature:
Entertainment:
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Episode 16 – Avengers Assemble

This week’s show is light on news as we give our opinions on the Daredevil TV show and Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoiler alert).  For news, we talk about the tragic train crash in Philadelphia and a U.S. special forces raid in Syria.

The reviews of Daredevil and Avengers starts at the 38 minute mark in the podcast.

Be warned, we do spoil the shows if you have not watched them.  So make sure you check out both shows first.

 

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Episode 15 – Baltimore Burns

Baltimore exploded last week and we go over the response of the media, before giving our opinion on why the riot occurred.  Also, we talk about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger cancellation, scrutiny over the Clinton foundation funds and predictions on the racial makeup of America in 2045.

News:
Comcast/TWC merger nixed
Clinton shady foreign funds
Entertainment
Decline of Original Movies Inforgraphic
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Episode 13 – Make it Stop!

I think episode 13 is one of our best yet.  Congress finally passed a significant bill, after four years of inaction and we discuss our opinions on the matter.  Later, we look at the case surrounding the death of Eric Harris.  A reserve deputy accidentally killed Harris during a sting.

Our entertainment section covers the new Rocky movie and the excellent Daredevil show on Netflix.

News:
Congress passes a significant bill
Oklahoma shooting (please make it stop!!)
Police abuse apps
Open season on white male Christians?
Georgia teachers sent to jail for cheating scandal:
Entertaiment
New Rocky with Apollo Creed’s Grandson
Weird
Japanese beer claims to make you prettier
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