ORLY-EP0153 - A Conservative on the Panel

ORLY-EP0153 - A Conservative on the Panel

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #153 recorded Friday, May 5th, 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, Daniel Atherton, Stephen Griffith, and a special guest - Mr. Truelove.

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Daniel Duncan


  1. Gleb Tsipursky



    is slated to join us on May 12th. He will be here to talk  about effective ways of fighting post-truth politics and political deception.

  2. Mr. Truelove, who the heck are you?

  3. American Health Care Act, AKA: AHCA, TrumpCare, RyanCare, CouponCare, Expletives Deleted.

  4. And all sorts of other stuff!

Andy's Pick - The Expanse Series https://www.amazon.com/The-Expanse-Collection-Books-1-3/dp/B014KWUBXE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1494560862&sr=8-2&keywords=the+expanse

Daniel's Pick - The Royal Game of Ur (20 Boxes) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Game_of_Ur  https://www.britishmuseum.org/ https://www.youtube.com/user/britishmuseum

Stephen's Pick - http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g502-proteus-spectrum-rgb-gaming-mouse http://amzn.to/2qaNWyR

Mr. Truelove's Pick - http://www.benchmade.com/saddle-mountain-hunter-family.html

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ORly Radio Show 78 - The Nope, The Dope, and the Pope.

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. orlyradiopodcast@gmail.com 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:


The Good:

  1. 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.

  2. http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/09/24/443081898/the-10-most-political-moments-in-pope-francis-address-to-congress

  3. http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150925/PC1002/150929593/1021/pope-teaches-congress-timely-lesson-in-graceful-disagreement

  4. http://www.occupydemocrats.com/pope-francis-to-conservatives-if-im-a-liberal-so-was-jesus-3/

    1. The video of his address (50 minutes) can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/25/us/pope-francis-congress-speech.html

    2. The Transcript can be found here: http://time.com/4048176/pope-francis-us-visit-congress-transcript/

The Bad:

  1. 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.

  2. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/price-gouging-pharma-bro-under-investigation-for-corporate-looting-fraud-and-stalking/

  3. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/ex-hedge-funder-buys-rights-aids-drug-and-raises-price-from-13-50-to-750-per-pill/

  4. http://usuncut.com/news/us-drug-prices-in-the-us-are-literally-insane-when-compared-to-other-nations/

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

The Ugly:

  1. 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.

  2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/09/25/boehner-resigns/

  3. VIDEO http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/speaker-the-house-john-boehner-resign-next-month

  4. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/25/nyt-john-boehner-to-resign-from-congress/

  5. 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

  6. Bobby Jindal Portrait http://wonkette.com/593143/bobby-jindal-happy-to-call-brown-people-names-if-he-can-be-president


Andy’s: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson http://amzn.to/1NSybTp  

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

ORly Radio Show 50 - Budget Smacktacular

ORly Radio Show 50 for Friday March 20th, 2015 - Budget Smacktacular

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

Errata From Last Week: Mike and Jess are now wedded! I didn’t even cough on them once during the ceremony. WIN!

Top Story: The GOP Budget. What have they wrought on the nation?

(Reuters) http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-budget-republicans-idUSKBN0MD1KU20150317  - U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday proposed higher defense spending and deep cuts to social services including healthcare for the poor in an aggressive new budget plan that seeks to eliminate deficits by 2024. The blueprint from House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, which has almost no chance of becoming law, prescribes $5.468 trillion in spending cuts and interest savings over 10 years compared to current policies. The document assumes $2 trillion in 10-year savings from full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the signature healthcare reform law that President Barack Obama has vowed to defend.
Price's plan would cut $913 billion in Medicaid spending by shifting it to a grant program to allow states to tailor the healthcare program for the poor. It would devolve other programs to states through grants, including food stamps and transportation funding. Pell grants for college tuition would also shrink.
Price's plan could struggle to gain the support of deeply divided House Republicans. It seeks to skirt "sequester" spending caps, nominally keeping them in place to please deficit hawks while boosting military spending by adding nearly $40 billion to an off-budget war funding account.
Like previous Republican budgets, Price's plan contains no tax increases. It assumes Congress will enact revenue-neutral reforms to the tax code to reduce rates while ending many tax breaks. But it leaves the details for later.

Price said tax reform and other proposals, including a roll-back of financial regulations enacted in 2010, would unleash stronger economic growth that will help slash deficits by more than $1 trillion through 2025.
While these growth assumptions are baked into Price's budget numbers, they have not been confirmed by the Congressional Budget Office.
(Reporting by David Lawder, Roberta Rampton; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh, Susan Heavey and Tom Brown)

"I was pretty impressed with the creativity here -- I won't call it political gymnastics, but it certainly could be called parliamentary contortionism," said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who considers himself both a defense and deficit hawk, and is likely to back the budget. 

Bernie Sanders Weighs in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB1efQXFThk

Science / Technology / Politics

Item: New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function
URLs: http://www.sciencealert.com/new-alzheimer-s-treatment-fully-restores-memory-function
Item: Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Common origins of RNA, protein and lipid precursors in a cyanosulfidic protometabolism

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away
URLs: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/san-francisco-catholic-church-installs-watering-system-to-drench-homeless-people-as-they-sleep/ http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/03/18/homeless-saint-marys-cathedral-archdiocese-san-francisco-intentionally-drenched-water-sleeping/
Item: Utah passed historic legislation against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination
URLs: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/utah-passes-historic-legislation-against-19434/

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Obama orders federal agencies to cut carbon emissions 40% within 10 years
URLs: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/19/8257249/obama-federal-greenhouse-cuts
Item: Oklahoma House passes bill restricting marriage to people of faith
URLs: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2015/03/oklahoma-house-passes-bill-restricting-marriage-to-people-of-faith/

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: Someone On a British Airways Plane Took a Shit So Bad That It Had to Turn Around and Come Back Again
URLs: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/someone-did-a-shit-so-bad-a-british-airways-flight-had-to-turn-around-and-land-475


Andy’s: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artana/tesla-vs-edison
Don’s: Raspberry Pi 2

ORly Radio Show 47 - RIP Leonard Nimoy

ORly Radio Show 47 for Friday February 27th, 2015 - RIP Leonard Nimoy

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


Science / Technology / Politics

Item: Scientists Discover Brightest Quasar Ever Powered by Black Hole, Dating to Dawn of Time
URLs: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/scientists-discover-brightest-quasar-powered-black-hole-dating/story?id=29242737
URLs:  http://gizmodo.com/astronomers-discover-mysterious-black-hole-as-massive-a-1688077087
Item: Two-Father Babies Could Soon Be Possible, With No Egg Donor Required
URLs: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/two-father-babies-could-soon-be-possible-no-egg-donor-required

Item: Scientists use tissue engineering to grow leg muscle|
URLs: http://www.embo.org/news/research-news/research-news-2015/scientists-use-tissue-engineering-to-grow-leg-muscle

Humanities / Religion/ Politics

Item: ISIL Destroys priceless history because they are dicks and raging assholes.
URLs: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2970270/Islamic-State-fighters-destroy-antiquities-Iraq-video.html
Item: When even the soulless corporate behemoth Wal-Mart disagrees with the state on human rights, you may be a member of the religious right.
URLs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/25/walmart-lgbt-discrimination-proposal_n_6751626.html

Politics / Humanities / Politics

Item: Net Neutrality WIN
URLs: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/fcc-votes-net-neutrality-big-win
Cute Video Reminder of What Net Neutrality is all about. http://vihart.com/net-neutrality-in-the-us-now-what/
Item: Jon Stewart takes the gloves off. Really, he did.
URLs: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/jon-stewart-destroys-fox-news-exposes-50-lies-6-seconds-video/

The Vine he created. https://vine.co/v/O2qFXmwW9uz
Item: Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
URLs: http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-prepare-pass-homeland-security-funding-080933043--politics.html

Potpourri / Politics / Flotsam & Jetsam

Item: That damn dress…. Yes it was an optical illusion and was actually Blue and Black. YAY Cognitive Neuroscience!
Item: The largest airplane in history, a 385-foot (117-meter) wingspan beast designed to carry and launch a giant rocket to space, with a combined weight of 1,200,000 pounds (540,000 kg)!
URLs: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/first-photos-of-the-largest-airplane-ever-now-in-manufa-1688085252

Oh, Florida...

Item: Florida mom accused of sending beaten daughter to school in shaming shirt
URLs: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/gone-viral/os-florida-woman-beats-girl-humiliating-shirt-20150224-post.html
Item: Man tries to steal plane at Ocala International Airport.
URLs: http://www.wesh.com/news/pd-man-tries-to-steal-plane-at-ocala-international-airport/31497410


Andy’s: MotoX version 2 and www.RepublicWireless.com  
David’s: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ Star Citizen!

Mike’s: Red Mars Novel by Kim Stanley Robinson
Jess’s: http://www.startalkradio.net/