You like beer, and you like conversation, right? Of course you do. Pigweed and Crowhill review a beer (sometimes their own homebrews) and discuss issues of the day. They try to break down serious issues into bite-sized chunks, and add some humor when possible. But it's all in good fun. Just two pals chatting over a beer.
136: Too much safety
The boys review two homebrewed bourbon barrel-aged stouts, then discuss safety.
In the 70s we didn't wear helmets or knee pads, and we didn't use seat belts. How much safer are we today? How much safer do we feel?
What about sports. Do kids collect friends and play sports, or do they have to wait until the adults organize it for them? Do they ever learn to negotiate and resolve conflicts?
What has caused the change?
135: Analytical vs intuitive thinking
The boys discuss two ways of approaching the world -- the broader meaning vs. the specific, practical meaning -- and how a skeptical / analytical view of the world contrasts with a more intuitive view.
The one might be called sentimental or intuitive while the other might be called practical, rational, hard-headed or maybe "objective."
Should everything be "rational"? Sometimes things that seem irrational have a hidden origin or meaning that shouldn't be easily dismissed.
Ep 134: Statehood for DC and PR?
P&C discuss statehood for DC and PR.
Is "taxation without representation" a fair way to characterize the U.S. attitude towards the District of Columbia and PR?
The constitution says Congress has exclusive jurisdiction over the federal district. Is that a good idea?
Or .. do you want the seat of government under the control of one of the states?
And how about Puerto Rico? Should it be a state? Under what terms do we admit new territories as states?
133: G.I. woke
How do you inspire young men to join the armed forces and put their lives on the line for the country? According to the Biden administration, wokeness is the key.
They boys watched four recruitment videos: from China, from Russia, from the army and from the CIA. The Russians and the Chinese appeal to masculinity, strength, discipline, self-sacrifice and other traditional disciplines. The U.S. videos are all about voyages of self discovery, wokeness and narcissism.
They're going to kick out asses.
132: Lockdown take 2
What was the original purpose of locking us all in our homes? How did it morph into something else entirely?
The lockdown was a one-size fits all response to a disease that was known to affect demographic groups very differently.
As a result of the lockdown, big tech, big government and media are all in a conspiracy to shoot down dissent. Was it all worth it?
131: Biden's first 100 days
P&C discuss Biden's first 100 days in office. How has he done?
While there are some decent, or even positive points, the overall rating is poor.
The boys discuss his sharp left turn, his oversight of the vaccine program, his spending proposals, his cowardice in the face of the teacher's union, his mismanagement of the border, his foreign policy, climate issues, social justice, police reform, accusing the United States of racism .... Biden seems on track to be Jimmy Carter 2, or worse.