ORly Radio Show 57 - I Literally Can't Even Rationality, 'Merica

ORly Radio Show 57 for Friday May 8th, 2015 - I Literally Can't Even Rationality , 'Merica

Welcome to ORly Radio where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen joined by my Usual Suspects: David and Jessica
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RANT Segments

I Just Don’t Know

  1. Rationality in America

    1. Thanks in part to the overuse of "literally," Merriam-Webster says the word can now mean its exact opposite.  http://www.salon.com/2013/08/22/according_to_the_dictionary_literally_now_also_means_figuratively_newscred

    2. People are afraid of non-believers, “their presence challenges fundamental defense mechanisms that protect people from fear of death.” http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/why-atheists-terrify-believers

    3. A woman in Nebraska has filed a seven-page lawsuit naming "homosexuals" as the defendants, and "God, and His, Son, Jesus Christ," as the plaintiffs. (Don’t worry the judge refused the case.) AND 57% Of Republicans Say Dismantle Constitution And Make Christianity National Religion http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/nebraska_woman_sues_all_homosexuals_in_federal_court_because_jesus_literally AND http://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/25/57-republicans-dismantle-constitution-christianity-national-religion.html


  1. Not just another day at the beach, A couple is facing up to 15 years in prison after being found guilty Monday of having sex on a Florida beach, according to court records. http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/sex-on-the-beach

The Good

  1. Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Was Never Authorized By Congress http://www.wired.com/2015/05/breaking-news-federal-court-rules-nsa-bulk-data-collection-illegal/

  2. 10 year old math genius is going to college: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/09/africa/esther-okade-maths-genius/index.html

  3. Miley Cyrus starts LGBT charity Happy Hippie: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/05/miley-cyrus-homeless-charity_n_7213444.html

The Bad

  1. Texas Republicans denounce Pre-K as ‘a Godless environment’  http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/texas-republicans-denounce-pre-k-godless-environment and

  2. Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’ http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/faith-healer-sues-atheist-video-blogger-for-using-science-to-expose-him-on-youtube-as-a-swindler/

    1. http://www.gofundme.com/SRGLegalFund

The Ugly

  1. In Washinton D.C. - http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/hobby-lobby-on-steroids-house-votes-to-overturn-dc-law-so-employers-can-fire-women-for-using-birth-control/

  2. Several D.C. organizations are rejecting a law that bans discrimination over employees' reproductive choices http://www.salon.com/2015/05/07/antiabortion_groups_vow_to_keep_firing_women_for_using_birth_control_even_though_its_illegal


Andy’s: Gorrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject 

David’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk

Jess’s: All of the Whose Line ever! http://cwseed.com/shows/whose-line-is-it-anyway/


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)