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Covering politics from the far center

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Covering politics from the far center

    Skepticrat146 - Throw in the Powell Edition

    Skepticrat146 - Throw in the Powell Edition

    On this week's episode: Jim Crow calls Georgia’s election bill a little blatant ... The Suez canal does its impression of Alex Jones’ colon ... And the American South uses Google to learn about hammer technology.

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    Headline Sources:Georgia decides not to do Black people votes anymore: https://www.ajc.com/politics/bill-changing-georgia-voting-rules-passes-state-house/Boat blocking the Suez Canal: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/25/middleeast/suez-canal-ship-blockage-intl-hnk/index.htmlSidney Powell is using the Tucker Carlson defense: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/23/sidney-powells-tucker-carlson-esque-defense/Vatican issues pay cuts for cardinals amid huge financial deficits:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56515367Arkansas governor signs anti-trans sports bill: https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/breaking-arkansas-gov-asa-hutchinson-signs-anti-trans-sports-billRepublicans are shockingly dumb on Google: https://www.estately.com/blog/you-wont-believe-the-questions-each-state-googles-more-than-any-other-state/

    • 42 min
    Skepticrat145 - Piers Pressure Edition

    Skepticrat145 - Piers Pressure Edition

    On this week's episode: The entire marketing department of Burger King comes down with type one diabetes ... Mike Lindell runs out of websites to get kicked off of so he starts making his own ... And beware the ides if you're a fascist who deserves to get stabbed.

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    Headline Sources:Meghan and Harry talk to Oprah: https://www.thedailybeast.com/conservative-media-stars-triggered-by-meghan-markles-claim-of-royal-racismBurger King's International Women's Day campaign decried for sexism: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/burger-king-s-international-women-s-day-campaign-decried-sexism-n1260039Hubble walking with noticeable limp now: https://earthsky.org/space/hubble-space-telescope-enters-safe-mode-after-unexpected-glitch-march7-2021Mike Lindell Is Trying To Launch a Social Media Site: https://www.thedailybeast.com/mypillow-ceo-mike-lindell-is-trying-to-launch-a-social-media-site-and-its-already-resulted-in-a-legal-threat?ref=homeGuy blames saying the N-word on his diabetes: https://www.radio.com/sports/announcer-who-used-n-word-on-hot-mic-cites-blood-sugar-spikeTrump team to vaccinated people: “You’re welcome”: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/03/donald-trump-covid-vaccine-credit

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    Skepticrat144 - Starchy Bunker Edition

    Skepticrat144 - Starchy Bunker Edition

    On this week's episode: This year’s CPAC machine is anything but a snore ... Biden makes it more than 30 days without bombing a brown person to death ... And Ted Cruz lives out the tragic farce of a 5-year-old getting caught in a lie, at age 50.

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    Headline Sources:Line up at CPAC is a GAM-tacular: https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/z3v9be/a-japanese-cult-that-believes-its-leader-is-an-alien-from-venus-is-speaking-at-cpacBiden gives up on a $15 minimum wage for no reason at all, he just hates me and freedom: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/25/politics/minimum-wage-covid-relief-senate-parliamentarian/index.htmlTed Cruz is an embarrassment: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/opinions/ted-cruz-weather-cancun-embarrassment-to-texas-moore/?hpt=ob_blogfooteroldBiden bombs Syria out of his unabiding hatred of brown people: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/26/us-strikes-iranian-backed-military-infrastructure-in-syriaBabies in cages at the Mexico border: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/us/migrant-children-border-detained.htmlWe have a gender neutral Potato Head: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/25/business/mr-potato-head-gender-neutral.html

    • 45 min
    Skepticrat143 - Acquit While You're Behind Edition

    Skepticrat143 - Acquit While You're Behind Edition

    On this week's episode: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor ... We learn that Disney Plus has higher ethical standards than the US Senate ... And it's gonna be more like a trot or MAYBE a light canter for governor.

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    Headline Sources:Impeachment trial ends with Trump being guilty and acquitted: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/us/politics/impeachment-donald-trump.htmlBiden administration finalizes deal for 200 million vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/biden-administration-finalizes-deal-200-million-vaccine-doses-pfizer-moderna-n1257560GA DA opens criminal probe into Trump’s call to GA Sec of State: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/10/966332808/georgia-district-attorney-is-investigating-trumps-call-to-overturn-electionGina Carano teams up with Ben Shapiro after getting fired from The Mandalorian: https://www.vox.com/culture/2021/2/12/22280565/gina-carano-fired-star-wars-mandalorian-social-media-conservativeSarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/politics/arkansas-republican-governor-tim-griffin-sarah-huckabee-sanders/index.htmllThis is a pretty sweet week to be a Mars nerd: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55998848 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56013041 https://www.space.com/mars-rover-perseverance-landing-4k-video-animation

    • 49 min
    Skepticrat142 - Jewish Space Laser Edition

    Skepticrat142 - Jewish Space Laser Edition

    On this week’s episode: Republicans make Joe Biden an offer he can absolutely refuse ... We’ll tell you what we’re gonna do with our space laser timeshare ... And we’ll impeach Donald Trump again, because impeachin’ makes us feel good.

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    Headline Sources:

    Gamestop thing: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers-finance/sns-what-is-a-short-sale-gamestop-explained-20210128-dkdmjirbw5c2hkwzmounyx6gla-list.html

    Joe biden’s fight to pass covid relief 
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/biden-covid-19-relief-urgency/index.html

    Feinstein’s failure to disclose
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/dianne-feinstein-stock-purchase-husband-b1794169.html
    Previous story:
    https://apnews.com/article/dianne-feinstein-california-archive-b15af83719be0468f336b170e03a52c6

    Marjorie Taylor-Greene more batshit crazy than we were giving her credit for: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-wildfires-space-laser-rothschild-execute.html


    Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/health/covid-vaccine-johnson-and-johnson-variants.html

    NY Mag timeline on impeachment:
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/timeline-trump-second-impeachment.html

    • 36 min
    Skepticrat141 - Denauguration Edition

    Skepticrat141 - Denauguration Edition

    On this week's episode: We’ll say our goodbyes to Trump and Tall Tyler ... The three of us will stage as effective a coup as the one Trump’s supporters managed ... And Donald Trump is literally pouting in his room with his phone privileges taken away.

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    Headline Sources:Highlights from the literal coup attempt: https://www.loremipsum.com/neonazisedition/fuckyourfaceA guy tasered himself while stealing a painting: http://www.yik-yak.com/actuallythiswasnotevenpublishedbyyikyakFormer MI Governor charged in Flint water scandal: https://apnews.com/article/environment-michigan-flint-rick-snyder-f5987ee1f56b62b6858052bb759f996fMyPillow Guy wants to declare martial law: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/1/16/22234546/my-pillow-guy-notes-martial-lawThere is no federal reserve of COVID vaccines: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/534524-federal-covid-19-vaccine-reserve-is-now-emptyAustralia rebrands it’s N-word Cheese: https://manilastandard.net/news/world-news/344298/australian-cheese-rebrands-after-20-year-racism-battle.html

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