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/


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

ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 2015 - Racism Meets Reality - Charleston and the Confederacy

ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 2015 - Racism Meets Reality - Charleston and the Confederacy

Welcome to ORly Radio Show 63 for Saturday June 20th, 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 Michael Robinson and David O’Connor.

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

QUICK Headlines by Circa:


The Good:

  1. Rupert Murdoch to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox in 2016, Sons will inherit the reins, and are not conservative and hate Fox News.

    1. http://circanews.com/s/8IL

    2. http://www.salon.com/2015/06/17/fox_news_as_we_know_it_may_be_screwed_roger_ailes_stunning_rebuke_could_spell_the_end/

  2. A group of chemists and engineers who work with nanotechnology published a paper this month in Nature Nanotechnology about an ultra-fine mesh that can merge into the brain to create what appears to be a seamless interface between machine and biological circuitry. Called “mesh electronics,” the device is so thin and supple that it can be injected with a needle — they’ve already tested it on mice, who survived the implantation and are thriving. The researchers describe their device as “syringe-injectable electronics,” and say it has a number of uses, including monitoring brain activity, delivering treatment for degenerative disorders like Parkinson’s, and even enhancing brain capabilities. http://gizmodo.com/scientists-just-invented-the-neural-lace-1711540938

Logical Fallacy

The Bad:

  1. Racism?: Next $10 bill will feature a woman, US Treasury Dept. says  http://circanews.com/s/HeJB Public says it should have been the $20

  2. Rachel Dolezal Resigns President of NAACP of Washington position after being outed as white by her parents and self identifying as black for a really long time. just google her name, but don’t read the comments.


The Ugly:

  1. Racism: Charleston shooter charged with 9 counts of murder, 1 gun possession charge  http://circanews.com/s/DBMB

  2. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/barrierbreaker/why-it-might-be-time-to-accept-that-white-lives-matter-more-a-black-atheist-reacts-to-dylann-roofs-bond-hearing/

  3. Audio Clip: Sandy Rios, the American Family Association’s director of governmental affairs, attacked President Obama today for his response to the Charleston shooting, which she said is proof that he “enjoys” such incidents because it will give him another chance to “remove guns from the hands of the American people.” http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sandy-rios-obama-enjoyed-charleston-shooting

  4. Confederate Flag controversy:

    1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/19/why-south-carolinas-confederate-flag-isnt-at-half-mast-after-church-shooting/

    2. A little happy: Supreme Court rules Texas can refuse Confederate flag on license plates  http://circanews.com/s/y7GB


Andy’s:   F.lux for desktop computers https://justgetflux.com/

ORly Radio Show 54 - Let Them Eat Cake

ORly Radio Show 54 for Friday April 17th, 2015 - Let Them Eat Cake

Hosts: Andy & the Usual Suspects: Don, Mike, and David!!!
Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

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

Nancy Reagan and the Bush first ladies did not actually egg Hilary into running. we were poed. http://drudgereport.com.co/nancy-reagan-i-want-hillary-to-win/ “,,,Hillary had no interest in running until both Laura and Barbara Bush cornered her at their get-together in May 2013 and talked her into at least thinking about it! So, in a sense, if Mrs. Clinton does run and win, you can blame the Bush family.” - Ron Reagan


The I Just Don’t Know

  1. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/04/14/is-darpas-memex-search-engine-a-google-killer/

The Weird

  1. http://www.clickorlando.com/news/florida-man-high-on-flakka-attacked-officer-said-he-was-god-had-sex-with-tree-police-say/32379106

  2. Jacksonville man is throwing his name in the pot to be a bidder on the new plans for the Jacksonville Shipyards Downtown. He's looking to build a replica of Noah's Ark as well as a healing temple and a volleyball court. Hilarious Video http://m.news4jax.com/news/third-bidder-for-development-of-shipyards-has-divine-plan/32392064

The Good - Sponsored By: [yellow tail] Sweet Red Roo

  1. http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/17/cummins-asks-anti-gay-repair-shop-stop-using-logo/

  2. http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/04/an_open_letter_to_the_michigan.html

  3. http://uproxx.com/technology/2015/04/luminaries-kai-kloepfer-ending-accidental-shootings/    But is he doomed to fail? http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/05/09/the-national-rifle-associations-campaign-to-sto/199235

  4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/14/gravity-payments-raise_n_7061676.html

The Bad  - Sponsored By: Tanqueray Gin

  1. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/texas-marketing-ceo-women-cant-be-president-because-of-hormones-and-biblical-sound-reasoning/

  2. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/04/texas-lawmaker-refuses-to-meet-with-constituents-who-dont-share-her-views-staff-says-it-is-a-waste-of-time/

  3. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/04/13/walmart-pharmacist-refuses-to-fill-prescription-for-miscarriage-patient-citing-conscience-clause/

    1. LAW STUFF: http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/pharmacist-conscience-clauses-laws-and-information.aspx

  4. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/13/free-range-children-taken-into-custody-again-maryland

  5. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/14/chris-christie-marijuana_n_7066636.html

The Ugly - Sponsored By: H2O

  1. Nestle Bottling Nature for fun and profit.

    1. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/13/3646220/nestles-ups-and-downs-in-california-and-oregon/

    2. http://www.mintpressnews.com/nestle-continues-stealing-worlds-water-during-drought/203544/

  2. Thirty-three cities already ban or are considering banning giving food to homeless people — and some are threatening to throw people in jail if they're caught feeding the hungry

    1. http://aattp.org/33-u-s-cities-ban-sharing-food-with-the-homeless/

    2. http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4753

    3. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/12/judge-blocks-florida-homeless-feeding-ban.html

    4. http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/police-charge-chef-for-crime-of-feeding-the-homeless-video/

      1. CONTRAST:https://gma.yahoo.com/oklahoma-restaurant-owner-leaves-note-inviting-dumpster-diver-160612549--abc-news-Recipes.html

A grilled peanut butter & jelly sandwich from P.B. Jams.

A grilled peanut butter & jelly sandwich from P.B. Jams.


Andy’s: ReAsonCon In Hickory NC. http://reasonnc.com/

David’s:  Support your local good guys.

Mike’s: Vonklaussen on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/Vonklaussen

Don’s: Pay It Forward