ORly Radio Show 78 - The Nope, The Dope, and the Pope.
Welcome to ORly Radio Show 78 for Friday September 25th, 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 suspect Michael and an unusual suspect Ophelia Falls.
You can find Ophelia here: http://opheliainthedark.tumblr.com/
Michael is over here: http://fathergrigorivonklaussen.tumblr.com/
Errata From Last Week: We make mistakes. Please, if you find one, pause the podcast, and send us a note. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone it in 470-222-6759 Last week I took the day off. If you don’t want me to do that anymore, follow the links to support the show. I sure appreciate all of you listening, but boy, I do get tired.
A shout out to one of our listeners that realized we can get text messages. They said, “This past show was amazing. The addition of Ophelia was the bee’s knees. I hope she plans to come back. The three of you together is awesomesauce. I didn't want the show to end. Keep up the great work, you guys really are great.” And that was the best news of all. Thank you, and to all the listeners and voyers out there. This show is for you.
RANT Segments & Headlines:
GOP Presidential hopeful and Koch Bros golden boy, Scott Walker, left the race on 9/21 https://www.facebook.com/scottkwalker/posts/10156030779870405
GOP Front Runner Donald Trump… is at 40% in the polls. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/26/poll-donald-trump-sets-record-hits-40-percent-in-new-poll/
Democratic Socialist and adopted Grandpa to many Bernie Sanders is up another 10 points in the New Hampshire Primary polls. http://www.msnbc.com/way-too-early/watch/sanders-surges-in-the-granite-state-532126275598?cid=sm_fb_msnbc
The Ghostbuster’s franchise reboot just got another boost, as Sigourney Weaver signs on.http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ghostbusters-sigourney-weaver-reboot-1201602592/
Saudi Arabia declares all atheists are terrorists in new law to crack down on political dissidents http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-declares-all-atheists-are-terrorists-in-new-law-to-crack-down-on-political-dissidents-9228389.html
Saudi Teenager Ali Mohammed al-Nimr Has Been Sentenced to Death by Crucifixion http://mic.com/articles/125468/saudi-teenager-ali-mohammed-al-nimr-has-been-sentenced-to-dead-by-crucifixion
Scientist Grow Kidneys In A Laboratory That Function When Transplanted Into An Animal http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/lab-grown-kidneys-shown-work-animal-models
U.S. Senate Passes Warren’s Historic Bill To FULLY Disclose All Wall Street Settlements http://www.occupydemocrats.com/u-s-senate-passes-warrens-historic-bill-to-fully-disclose-all-wall-street-settlements/
Noam Chomsky: Dems are now Moderate Repugs: Republicans are now Off the Spectrum of Reality http://ringoffireradio.com/2015/09/noam-chomsky-dems-are-now-moderate-repugs-republicans-are-now-off-the-spectrum-of-reality/
Defiant clerk Kim Davis confiscated and altered all the marriage licences issued while she was in jail (VIDEO) http://www.windsorstar.com/news/world/defiant+clerk+davis+confiscated+altered+marriage+licences/11381485/story.html?hootPostID=fca1773e5e0b4a2da7dce345b6f0c4fe
First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11879182/First-driverless-pods-to-travel-public-roads-arrive-in-the-Netherlands.html
Volkswagen does a good and a bad. Brings back the MiniBus as an electric hippy mobile and cheated on smog regulations.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/09/volkswagen-smog-scandal-pollution-fines Only going to cost like 10 billion to fix all that they did.
Three-Year-Old Diagnosed With Youngest Known Case Of Type 2 Diabetes http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/obese-three-year-old-youngest-known-case-type-2-diabetes
Chick-fil-A Stops Anti-Gay Donations, Adopts Anti-Discrimination Policy http://www.queerty.com/chick-fil-a-stops-anti-gay-donations-adopts-anti-discrimination-policy-20120919
Texas High School Has Muslim Teenager Arrested for Building a Clock http://gawker.com/texas-high-school-has-muslim-teenager-arrested-for-buil-1731000257
SpaceX hinted at its ambitions this past January and filed its official request to launch 4,000 satellites last week. http://futurism.com/links/spacex-officially-asks-for-permission-to-launch-4000-wi-fi-satellites/
A sea Otter has asthma and has learned to use an inhaler. http://www.dailydot.com/lol/sea-otter-inhaler-seattle-aquarium-asthma/
A magnetic 'wormhole' that connects two regions of space has been created http://www.sciencealert.com/a-magnetic-wormhole-that-connects-two-regions-of-space-has-been-created-for-the-first-time
-BREAK- GSoW - PSA
Pope Francis has been on a whirlwind global tour and has just shaken the USA. Let’s talk about that for a few, because it’s important.
The video of his address (50 minutes) can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/25/us/pope-francis-congress-speech.html
The Transcript can be found here: http://time.com/4048176/pope-francis-us-visit-congress-transcript/
Pharma meets Wallstreet as a former hedge fund manager buys a rather old medicine patent and jacks the price per pill over 5,000% overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750. What a douche bag.
-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ambiguity
John Boehner is resigning at the end of October. Why? Tea Party pressure over shutting down the Government again, over defunding Planned Parenthood… Or so it seems.
Mitch McConnell is now being suspected to also abandon the sinking ship. http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/25/politics/boehner-mcconnell-jindal-conservative-tea-party/index.html
Mike’s: Elderscrolls Morrowind overhaul http://www.ornitocopter.net/morrowind-overhaul/
Ophelia’s: Fight Club 2 through Darkhorse Comics https://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/27-002/Fight-Club-2-1
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject