Welcome to ORly Radio Show 91 for Friday January 8th, 2016 - 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 Michael Robinson and David O’Connor.
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Into the wayback machine: Back in March on Show 49, with A Play On Nerds, we discussed the weird interplay with letters to Iran and how the GOP was playing a dangerous game of chicken with the State Department. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton penned an open letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. http://www.vox.com/2015/3/10/8182063/tom-cottons-controversial-letter-to-iran-explained This week that information resurfaced with a little more analysis that included a breakdown of the roughly million dollars of campaign contributions he received during the week of the kerfuffle. We’re not saying he’s been bought by the interests of a foreign power (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu), we’re just saying that freedom of speech in the form of campaign contributions is out of hand…
As a followup, http://www.bipartisanreport.com/2016/01/03/shocker-republicans-quiet-after-obama-got-iran-to-surrender-its-entire-nuclear-stockpile/
RANT Segments & Headlines:
On this Day in History:
1790 – George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
1973 – Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1982 – Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
Happy Birthday to Stephen Hawking who is 74 today. One of my favorite quotes “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
And A Happy Birthday to Kim Jong Un! whom has reached early thirtysomething: And what do you get the dictator that has everything? The Hydrogen Bomb. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/06/qa-why-is-north-koreas-hydrogen-bomb-test-such-a-big-deal/
First Public Address By Paul Ryan, marks the 62nd time the GOP has attempted to repeal Obamacare. Also the 62nd time they have had nothing to replace it with and failed. (Autoplay video) http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/08/politics/obama-vetoes-obamacare-repeal-bill/index.html
Israeli TV reporter stabbed demonstrating 'knife-proof' vest http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35249191
-BREAK- GSoW - PSA
The President’s Gun Control Executive Action. And his tearful address. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35236630 (Video)
The executive actions include:
Background checks for all gun sellers, overturning current exemptions to some online and gun show sellers
States providing information on people disqualified from buying guns due to mental illness or domestic violence
Increased workforce for the FBI to process background checks, hiring more than 230 new examiners
Congress being asked to invest $500m (£339m) to improve access to mental healthcare in the US
The departments of defense, justice and homeland security exploring "smart gun technology" to improve gun safety
The GOP Freaks out, and of course gun sales skyrocket because people don’t know what words mean. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/i-would-check-that-podium-for-a-raw-onion-tantaros-criticizes-obamas-tearful-address/
https://youtu.be/2ips2mM7Zqw Bang Bang Bang by Big Bang.
-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic
Let’s talk about #yallqaeda Burns, Oregon.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fbi-monitoring-situation-oregon-national-wildlife-refuge/story?id=36075007 (Auto Play Video)
David’s: Deadpool movie!
Michael’s Clive Barker’s Mister B. Gone, Horchata, Fallout 4, Pusheen Plushie!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject