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Covering politics from the far center

    Skepticrat128 - Electile Dysfunction Edition

    Skepticrat128 - Electile Dysfunction Edition

    On this week's episode: Donald Trump will hold an election when he’s good and goddamn ready thank you ... Liberals make gun-nuts look like cowards by turning back a fascist government with leaf blowers ... And the Senate is worried that sending everyone a bootstrap is gonna make us lazy about bootstrapping a bootstrap.

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    Headline Sources:

    US Economy sees biggest GDP drop in recorded history: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/30/896714437/3-months-of-hell-u-s-economys-worst-quarter-ever

    Herman Cain is Dead of COVID-19: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics/herman-cain-dies-coronavirus/index.html

    Trump wants to postpone the election in November: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53597975

    Federal troops withdraw from Portland: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/31/portland-protests-latest-peaceful-night-federal-troops-withdrawal 

    DHS was compiling intelligence reports on journalists and protesters: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-official-whose-office-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-and-protesters-has-been-removed-from-his-job (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/dhs-official-whose-office-compiled-intelligence-reports-on-journalists-and-protesters-has-been-removed-from-his-job/2020/08/01/f01247be-d3ff-11ea-8d32-1ebf4e9d8e0d_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_dhsmurphy-11am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans)

    The Senate's not in town as $600 unemployment benefits are set to expire: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/31/politics/stimulus-negotiations-state-of-play/index.html

    Lawmakers From Both Sides Take Aim at Big Tech Executives: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/07/29/technology/tech-ceos-hearing-testimony

    • 33 min
    Skepticrat127 - Bari the Lead Edition

    Skepticrat127 - Bari the Lead Edition

    On this week's episode: Donald Trump sends Donald Trump dangerously off the rails ... The White House starts giving out COVID numbers in broad ranges like they did with the PPP data ... And Kim Kardashian lets her husband run for president to get him out of the house a little.

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    Headline Sources:

    Trump accidentally filibusters himself during press conference: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/us/politics/trump-news-conference.html

    White House tells hospitals to bypass CDC on COVID data reporting: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/507321-white-house-tells-hospitals-to-bypass-cdc-on-covid-data-reporting

    Unidentified government goons hold people without charges in Oregon: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/18/us/portland-protests.html

    Kanye West is still running for president and now he's officially filed with the FEC: https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/#7277617b47aa

    Bari Weiss cancels herself so she can be on The Blaze in a year in a half promoting her new book “Triggered”: https://newrepublic.com/article/158535/self-cancellation-bari-weiss

    Mary Trump’s book confirms family was messed up: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/17/trump-mary-book-niece-368520

    • 42 min
    Skepticrat126 - Jingo Unchained Edition

    Skepticrat126 - Jingo Unchained Edition

    On this week's episode: JK Rowling comes up with a worse idea than wizards shitting on the floor of Hogwarts ... "Not civil enough for Reddit" turns out to be a thing after all ... And geologists discover that Mount Rushmore slowly inched about 10 feet backwards somehow and started gazing in all different directions.

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    Headline Sources:

    White House pivots to a “Rub Some Dirt On It” message on COVID-19: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/we-need-live-it-white-house-readies-new-message-nation-n1232884 and https://apnews.com/1e44ece4bdb023fbcd7de93def02c475

    Redskins consider changing their name cause it’s crazy racist: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/03/washington-redskins-launch-review-controversial-team-name/

    Reddit removes "r/The_Donald" from the site: https://theconversation.com/reddit-removes-millions-of-pro-trump-posts-but-advertisers-not-values-rule-the-day-141703

    Russians “vote” to amend their “constitution”: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/01/europe/russia-referendum-putin-power-2036-intl/index.html

    JK Rowling is a terfy bigot: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/jk-rowling-harry-potter-fan-sites-trans-views-mugglenet-leaky-cauldron-a9601231.html

    Trump's ridiculous Mount Rushmore speech: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-mount-rushmore.html

    • 41 min
    Skepticrat125 - Memoiry Lapse Edition

    Skepticrat125 - Memoiry Lapse Edition

    On this week's episode: Brad Parscale insists he was dropping pins all through that rally and nobody heard them ... The Trump administration tries to sue John Bolton into herding cats back into a bag ... And someone in the federal government will finally stand up to…nope, sorry, nevermind.

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    Headline Sources:

    Trump tries to block Bolton from publishing memoirs: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/politics/john-bolton-book-hearing.html

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/what-we-know-about-john-boltons-tell-all-book.html

    Barr tries to fire yet another guy investigating Trump: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/geoffrey-berman-us-attorney-william-barr-trump/2020/06/20/fcbfa3b4-b30f-11ea-8758-bfd1d045525a_story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/geoffrey-berman-us-attorney-william-barr-trump/2020/06/20/fcbfa3b4-b30f-11ea-8758-bfd1d045525a_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/geoffrey-berman-us-attorney-william-barr-trump/2020/06/20/fcbfa3b4-b30f-11ea-8758-bfd1d045525a_story.html)

    Facebook removes Trump ad over Nazi hate symbol: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53098439

    Trump holds Corona-fest 2020: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-a-time-of-national-crisis-and-division-trump-chooses-to-prepare-for-a-fight/2020/06/20/5ebf3306-b296-11ea-856d-5054296735e5_story.html

    Ted Cruz challenges actor Ron Perlman to wrestle Jim Jordan after attack on Gaetz: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/502747-ted-cruz-challenges-actor-ron-perlman-to-wrestle-jim-jordan-after-attack-on

    Brazil set to take over world Covid-19 leader despite faith healer’s garlic: https://www.vox.com/2020/6/20/21297786/brazil-coronavirus-cases-deaths-bolsonaro

    • 42 min
    Skepticrat124 - Bunker Boy Edition

    Skepticrat124 - Bunker Boy Edition

    On this week's episode: Trump will heroically overcome his bone spurs for a walk all the way across the plaza ... Disney World uses stormtroopers in riot gear to enforce crowd control because they're tone-deaf idiots ... And the Bezos-Musk kerfuffle gets one step closer to the giant mech battle we know it’s gonna end in.
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    Headline Sources:
    Trump was just inspecting his bunker, y’all: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/politics/donald-trump-bunker/index.html
    Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/steve-king-iowa-primary.html
    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/06/04/racist-gop-rep-steve-king-may-be-replaced-by-another-christian-nationalist/
    Incel blows himself up: https://www.thedailybeast.com/cole-carini-virginia-man-inspired-by-incel-killer-elliot-rodger-was-making-bomb-feds
    Elon Musk Calls for Amazon Breakup in Latest Spat With Jeff Bezos: https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-calls-for-amazon-breakup-in-latest-spat-with-jeff-bezos-11591305297
    Deadly pandemic still killing the f**k out of us: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html
    Murals and statue removals are not the f*****g point: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52941254 https://www.newsweek.com/us-marines-confederate-flag-racism-monuments-protests-1509148 https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Virginia-mayor-who-requested-Confederate-monuments-resigns-571058931.html

    • 40 min
    Skepticrat123 - Floo Fighters Edition

    Skepticrat123 - Floo Fighters Edition

    On this week's episode: We’ll cross “cannibal rat hordes” off our 2020 bingo card ... Andrew will make you nostalgic for one of the best uncredited guest musical appearances of all time ... And Donald Trump tries to bluff his way out of a losing hand in the game of disease poker.
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    Headline Sources:
    Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine:
    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/5/18/21262889/trump-taking-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus
    Trump dismisses hydroxychloroquine study as a “Trump enemy statement”: https://www.vox.com/2020/5/19/21263989/trump-hydroxychloroquine-study-enemy-statement-fda
    Thousands flock to beaches in Maryland and Virginia: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/thousands-from-coronavirus-hotspots-flocked-to-maryland-and-virginia-as-parts-of-the-states-reopened/2020/05/20/c34172b6-99e7-11ea-89fd-28fb313d1886_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_the_daily_202&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_daily202
    US to withdraw from “open skies” treaty: 
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52760420
    Flouting Norms, Trump Seeks to Bring Independent Watchdogs to Heel: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/us/politics/trump-inspectors-general.html
    ADT Sued For Employee Invasion of Privacy: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2020/05/21/569543.htm
    ROUSes latest evidence that 2020 is the Fire Swamp: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/05/23/with-restaurants-closed-cdc-warns-increasingly-aggressive-rodents-looking-new-food-sources/

    • 34 min

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4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

zenmasterflash ,

Had I not reviewed this yet? Mea culpa and I grovel at your feet, Heath

Well, my brain is fried enough after the summer I've had that I may not be able to manage the length nor duration of my reviews for the other PIAT shows, but suffice it to say that this biweekly 'cast takes the very best (worst) people perpetrating the most moronic recent political circusery (izzat even a word?), and turns them the hell OUT. Vulgar? Check. Witheringly biting? Check. Spot on target? Check and mate. Noah, Heath, and Eli (or whatever dyad is covering for the member of the trio who brought an excuse note so they could spank it like a meth-addled gibbon rather than do the record) never fail to nearly kill me each show, as I'm laughing so hard I just about crash into anything in my path. And no, I'm not always driving, either. Sometimes I'M spanking it like a meth-addled gibbon, and you really don't want to consider what one might crash into in such a situation.
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Ih8lettuce ,

Fantastic show!

The funniest political humor podcast around! Love it!

jennbow711 ,

Love this show

Thank you so much for such I’m formative show !

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