ORLY-EP0145B - Day 30-36 of Trump Shards of Dan's Soul

ORLY-EP0145B - Day 30-36 of Trump Shards of Dan's Soul

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #145 recorded Friday February 24th, 2017 - 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, Amber Biesecker, Daniel Atherton, and David O'Connor.

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Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 Tony Ledbetter, the coordinator of President Donald Trump's campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla., said the event would be the president's "first re-election rally."http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/18/donald-trump-campaign-rally-coordinator-melbourne-florida

Day 30 Saturday 2/18/2017 A Trump draft budget circulated over the weekend called for the elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which has a $375m annual budget and provides free legal assistance to low-income people and others in need of help, with cases involving disability benefits, disaster relief, elder abuse, fair pay, wheelchair access, low-income tax credits, unlawful eviction, child support, consumer scams, school lunch, predatory lending and much more.

Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 Trump gets his news and facts from Fox News. When he made up the terrorist attack in Sweden at his rally, he was referencing something he vaguely heard on the Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Day 31 Sunday 2/19/2017 According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s people are looking into changing the way the U.S. trade deficit is calculated,

Day 32 Monday 2/20/2017 Trump has named army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to the post of National Security Adviser to fill the role vacated by the departing Flynn.

Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 The Washington Post has tallied up the Trump lies for the first 33 days of his administration, and they average roughly four per day.

Day 33 Tuesday 2/21/2017 Calexit, the effort being lead to precipitate the secession of California from the United States …is being lead by a man with significant, comprehensive, horrifically worrying ties to and basis in Russia. From all appearances, it would seem that Russia is attempting a multi-pronged approach to crack the United States of America in half.

Day 34 Wednesday 2/22/2017 Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students: Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, the Republicans said, and told Ms. DeVos in a meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he wanted her to drop her opposition. And Ms. DeVos, faced with the alternative of resigning or defying the president, agreed to go along.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 DeVos responds to revoked transgender protections: Example of Obama admin 'overreach'http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320882-devos-responds-to-revoked-transgender-protections-example-of-obama

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 The National Rifle Association, which coincidentally has the largest lobby in the world in the same exact same developed nation with the highest homicide rate per capita, declares its support for Trump in a “counter resistance”, citing they will protect Trump against the “forces that conspired against him”.

Day 35 Thursday 2/23/2017 (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news.http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/sessions-us-to-continue-use-of-privately-run-prisons/

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 The New York Times, CNN, and other news outlets have been barred from the White House press briefing room.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Therapists are having a tough time talking about Trump with their patients. According to the article by the Los Angeles Times, therapists report that the last time so many people wanted to discuss the same traumatic issue it was the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Trump is as damaging to the national psyche as 9/11, medically.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017 Trump establishes “reform officers” in government agencies, responsible for imposing the administration’s agenda and pursuing his “regulatory priorities going forward”.

Day 36 Friday 2/24/2017  Leaked GOP Obamacare replacement shrinks subsidies, Medicaid expansion
The replacement would be paid for by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people get at work.http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-package-235343

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EpicProgress.com - Damage Report February 11th, 2017

EpicProgress.com - Damage Report February 11th, 2017


Wall costs like F-35 fighter jets, Congress tweets Twitler in a bid for attention, terror among the civil service, immigrants, and people who just need to use the bathroom. Weekends don’t stop the party in Trumptown. The administration was busy this Saturday, February 11th, 2017.  Here’s your rundown of the horror du’jour.

• Trump will likely be impeached in 2 years, right after mid-terms. Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post lays out the scenario of the pendulum swing, and with things going the way they are now, there will be quite a bit of velocity to it.

• Trump asserts the price of his stupid border wall (which people with ladders or shovels could get around), will come way down once he starts negotiating. “Just like with the F-35 fighter jet” he tweeted, like an idiot who doesn’t know how much the F-35 has cost us might. The F-35 fighter jet has cost the United States of America $1.5 trillion dollars. For context as to how much $1.5 trillion dollars is, you could give every man, woman, and child in the United States $4,687.50. Or, pay off 1/10th of America’s entire public national debt. For the fighter jet the Pentagon didn’t want, and that doesn’t work.

• Congressmen of his own party have taken to attempting to communicate with Trump via Twitter, through “whoever monitors twitter at the WH 4PresTrump”. In other news, the State Department has taken to opening treaty negotiations with the poop emoji.

• The New York Times reports that dread is pervasive in the civil service of the government of the United States under Trump, with many who work in critical departments of our nation fearing for their jobs, their work, and the continuity of the services they provide.

• A Dominican newspaper printed a photo of Alec Baldwin doing his impression of Donald Trump for an article about Trump and Israel.  The SNL Trump is shown scowling with his Russian flag pin prominently affixed to his collar, pictured next to a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu.

• Anti-immigrant crackdowns are taking place across America due to Trump’s recent executive order expanding categories of immigrants who are now higher priority for roundup and deportation. The families of undocumented workers are huddled in fear, making plans, and trying to figure out how to survive as ICE performs raids in an effort to please Trump. The Statue of Liberty, who previously had cried with silent lips for the wretched refuse of other nations to build up what would become America, could not be reached for comment.

• Today, Rep. Bill Pascrell raised the possibility Epic Progress had alluded to in an earlier Daily Trump Damage Report, of employing a rarely used law to acquire Trump’s tax returns. He has made the request to the chair of the Ways and Means committee, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas. It is doubtful that Congressman Brady will be surprising us by applying rational thought and acquiring the tax returns for review.

• The Justice Department, now under the guidance of Jeff “Ominous Banjo Music” Sessions, has begun the rollback of equal rights for bathroom usage. Protections allowing transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity have been removed, resulting in individuals using bathrooms where they clearly do not appear they should be using that bathroom. For some uncertain reason, the Trump administration appears extremely focused on where it is that people should be peeing.

• Rep. Jason Chaffetz, ghoulish Republican congressman who sought to sell our national parks off in bulk last week, said today that he believes the thousands of people who attended his town hall meetings to insist he oppose Trump were brought in by bus from other states and paid to protest. Chaffetz did not give any evidence to support his claim.

• Trump relies upon Gary Cohn, President of Goldman Sachs, to tell him what to do on economic matters. Deregulation in removing all the safety protections put in place after the economic collapse and recession of 2008 figure prominently on his to-do list.

• The White House has issued a denial that it is looking for a replacement for Press Secretary and Melissa McCarthy impersonator, Sean Spicer.  This in spite of media confirmations with White House officials of interviews taking place for the position.

ORLY-EP0107B - Judge Cruz, Smart Guns, Contested Convention, and Bigotry

ORLY-EP0107B - Judge Cruz, Smart Guns, Contested Convention, and Bigotry

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #107b for Friday April 29th, 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 my usual suspects, Michael Robinson, Stephen Griffith, and Daniel Atherton.

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Second Half:

This week in SCOTUS

  1. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/277650-top-republican-floats-cruz-as-supreme-court-pick

Good Ideas:

  1. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/obama-announces-new-steps-to-curb-gun-violence/

  2. https://johnlaurits.com/2016/04/28/this-is-what-will-happen-at-the-democratic-convention/

Bad Ideas:

  1. http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/04/27/tennessee_gov_signs_law_allowing_therapists_to_refuse_treatment_to_lgbtq.html

  2. http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/04/27/pee-home-alabama-city-bans-trans-people-using-public-bathrooms/

  3. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/27/oral-sex-rape-ruling-tulsa-oklahoma-alcohol-consent

Personal Picks:

Andy’s:   BlueStacks Desktop Android Emulator http://www.bluestacks.com/

Stephen’s:  The Court and The Cross: The Religious Right’s Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court  http://www.amazon.com/The-Court-Cross-Religious-Crusade/dp/0807044253  

Daniel’s:  http://blog.timesunion.com/boardgames/2016/04/27/international-tabletop-day-2016/


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ORLY-EP0102 - RFRA Strikes Again in GA & NC

ORLYRadio Show 102 - RFRA Strikes Again in GA & NC

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 102 for Friday March 25th, 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 my usual suspects, Michael Robinson and Stephen Griffith.


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From a listener who shared the show last week: Regardless of how little or much You know about the TPP deal, this episode is a must for everyone. And prepare Yourself, because this agreement is highly alarming and probably more dangerous than any of us could imagine yet.

STEPHEN: TPP Update, full text available:  https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/trans-pacific-partnership/tpp-full-text

RANT Segments & Headlines:

On this Day in History: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history


Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/chimpanzee-parasites-allow-researchers-delve-evolutionary-history-malaria

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/essential-genes-needed-simple-life-independently-exist-pinpointed-biologists

  3. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ancient-viruses-are-hiding-within-your-dna

  4. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/hivs-genome-edited-out-infected-cells

  5. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/beating-human-hearts-grown-laboratory-using-stem-cells-made-skin

  6. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/799065220225738/

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The Good:

  1. Drone Racing League:  http://thedroneracingleague.com/

  2. Marijuana legalization makes Oregon money!:  http://www.techinsider.io/oregon-weed-tax-revenues-blowing-away-projections-2016-3

  3. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/scientists-explain-how-to-inoculate-people-against-donald-trumps-fact-bending-claims/

-BREAK- Fallacy https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic

The Bad:

  1. Georgia gets boycotted for being horrible. http://thinkprogress.org/culture/2016/03/25/3763575/netflix-time-warner-sony-and-others-speak-out-against-georgias-anti-lgbt-bill/

  2. And North Carolina. http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/north_carolina_gov_mccrory_in_hot_seat_as_apple_google_nba_many_others_denounce_anti_lgbt_law

  3. Microsoft AI becomes the ultimate troll after less than 24 hours: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/microsoft-terminates-its-tay-ai-chatbot-after-she-turns-into-a-nazi/

The Ugly:

  1. Tennessee Legislature nervous when collegue walks in with AR-15:  http://reverbpress.com/politics/state-rep-needs-two-things-purchase-assault-rifle-online-jack-st/

  2. NRA rewrites classic fairytales to include guns!:  http://tinyurl.com/zdkoo37

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