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9/11 Anniversary: Correlations to COVID & 2020 Elections. NFL Season is Underway, Plus some NBA Playoff talk.
On the 19th anniversary of September 11th, FYWYH discusses NY Times' columnist Paul Krugman's controversial twitter thread about US domestic response to the attack. We also talk about some of the correlations between America's 9/11 response, COVID, and the up coming 2020 presidential election. Plus the NFL season is underway, and we get into some NBA Playoff talk to try and lighten the mood on a Friday night.
IT'S UKI WEEK!
So it's Uki Week, and Roman laments a show of support for Trump at the annual Ukrainian American Festival. But he also shares some good news about anti-Trump sentiment in the community as well. The Bucks walk out on the NBA playoffs and it shuts the whole thing down for 72 hours. Finally the Wisconsin shooter seems to have the support of the Trump base. Can a Ukrainian and paratrooper save the world?
Will Nate Silver save us, this time?
Roman reacts to @becca_oneal's tweet asking if Nate Silver's work is nothing more than astrology for white men, while Jeff explains (with much disgust) why he sees Trump's 2020 reelection as inevitable. Plus we discuss the salacious new piece in Vanity Fair about Stephen Miller and his wife Katie, who "found love in a hateful place."*Florida has 67 counties*Bush won Ohio in 2004 by 118,00o votes. For more on OH voting controversy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_United_States_election_voting_controversies* Evgenia Peretz was the author of the Vanity Fair piece on Stephen & Katie Miller
Play Sports in a Bubble AND Oppose Authoritarians
Three things to remember about this podcast: Play sports in a bubble, oppose authoritarians, and support refugees.
FYWYH is on a shitshow emotional roller coaster ride of depressing thoughts. Roman sees Q-spiracies and pandemic deniers in every post he comes across, while Jeff wonders if our media bubbles are so comfortable that we can't see the Tr*mp reelection staring us in our privileged fucking faces. Oh, and professional sports are back.
Ten Years Since "I'm Taking My Talents To South Beach"
It's been 10 years since Lebron proclaimed "I'm Taking My Talents To South Beach." FYWYH looks back on how one super awkward tv special changed the NBA and the game. Was it for better and for always?