ORly Radio Show 67 - Deconstructing the VA

ORly Radio Show 67 - Deconstructing the VA  

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 67 for Friday July 17th, 2015 - 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 with my usual suspects, Mike and David!

Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com or phone it in 470-222-6759  

RANT Segments  QUICK Headlines:


The Good:

  1. IRAN Nuclear Deal http://www.vox.com/2015/4/2/8336219/iran-nuclear-deal-plain-english

  2. Obama effectively neutered the Hobby Lobby ruling and ensured that all women, even those employed by ‘religious corporations,’ will have access to birth control covered at no cost to them; even if their evangelical employers object and refuse to provide it. Under the new rule, a closely held for-profit company that objects to covering contraception in its health plan can write a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services stating its objection. HHS will then notify a third-party insurer of the company's objection, and the insurer will provide birth control coverage to the company's female employees at no additional cost to the company.”
    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/07/13/president-obama-renders-hobby-lobby-ruling-obsolete-rule.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/10/white-house-birth-control_n_7771004.html

-BREAK- Logical Fallacy: False Cause by Michael

The Bad:

  1. Pluto Truthers Insist NASA Images Are Fake http://gizmodo.com/these-pluto-truthers-insist-nasa-images-are-fake-1717828679

  2. Candace Petterson said she started attending the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church about six months ago after moving to a new home in the Tampa area, but she received a troubling letter last week from the church, a delinquency notice asking her to contribute $50 a month, along with other assorted fees, to remain a member in good standing and vote on church matters. The letter, from assistant administrator Ladreda Spencer and Pastor B.R. Fulton Jr., also reminded Petterson that children – including her 11-year-old daughter – were expected to pay $5 a month to the church in addition to two annual $15 fees. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/florida-church-sends-1000-collection-notice-to-single-mother-because-she-didnt-tithe/

  3. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/did_your_us_senator_just_vote_to_allow_lgbt_students_to_be_bullied_here_s_the_list  
    Here's the list of all 45 U.S. Senators who this afternoon voted to allow our nation's LGBTQ youth to continue to be bullied – these are the NAY's. You'll notice that each NAY is from a Republican Senator, headed by Sen. Alexander:

  1. Alexander (R-TN)

  2. Barrasso (R-WY)

  3. Blunt (R-MO)

  4. Boozman (R-AR)

  5. Burr (R-NC)

  6. Capito (R-WV)

  7. Cassidy (R-LA)

  8. Coats (R-IN)

  9. Cochran (R-MS)

  10. Corker (R-TN)

  11. Cornyn (R-TX)

  12. Cotton (R-AR)

  13. Crapo (R-ID)

  14. Cruz (R-TX)

  15. Daines (R-MT)    

  16. Enzi (R-WY)

  17. Ernst (R-IA)

  18. Fischer (R-NE)

  19. Flake (R-AZ)

  20. Gardner (R-CO)

  21. Grassley (R-IA)

  22. Hatch (R-UT)

  23. Hoeven (R-ND)

  24. Inhofe (R-OK)

  25. Isakson (R-GA)

  26. Lankford (R-OK)

  27. Lee (R-UT)

  28. McCain (R-AZ)

  29. McConnell (R-KY)

  30. Moran (R-KS)    

  31. Paul (R-KY)

  32. Perdue (R-GA)

  33. Risch (R-ID)

  34. Roberts (R-KS)

  35. Rounds (R-SD)

  36. Sasse (R-NE)

  37. Scott (R-SC)

  38. Sessions (R-AL)

  39. Shelby (R-AL)

  40. Sullivan (R-AK)

  41. Thune (R-SD)

  42. Tillis (R-NC)

  43. Toomey (R-PA)

  44. Vitter (R-LA)

  45. Wicker (R-MS)

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Ugly:

  1. Rachel Maddow breaks down the right-wing push to privatize the Department of Veteran’s Affairs effectively turning the health and wellbeing of our veterans into a for profit business. VIDEO http://www.occupydemocrats.com/watch-rachel-maddow-blows-lid-off-republican-scheme-to-privatize-the-va/


Andy’s: Ubiquity WiFi and Security Gateways. Reviews to follow.

Michael’s: Star Craft: Legacy of the Void pre-order