FairAndUNbalanced's podcast (general)

A series of supposed ancient stories of judicial wisdom tells us something of modern political criminals

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Direct download: Republicans_Frightened_by_the_Bell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

The clash of ideology that dominates our national life reflects two contrasting approaches to life itself.

We can struggle to win by making losers of those we encounter, or we can find ways to win together.

 

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Direct download: Trump_and_I_and_the_Greater_Jihad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

We watch in horror as the scandal erupts and overtakes the candidate.

Then we remember. We saw this in a low budget 1942 horror film. Val Lewton knew how to scare us.

But now we know how it all ends.

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Direct download: Hillary_Takes_the_Lewton_Bus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST

We laugh at the absurd warning. Our society will be overtaken by a Taco culture.

But there is a deadly serious side, in our politics and in our history.

 

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Direct download: The_Serious_Side_of_the_Corner_Taco_Truck.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm EST

Historical parallels are not always historical repetition. Sometimes they are coincidence.

Sometimes parallels rhyme.

I see more than a single parallel with the recent house sit-in to keep American manufacturers from selling weapons to ISIS.

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Direct download: Gun_Laws_-_We_will_not_tolerate_Disruption.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

In interpreting the law, Antonin Scalia followed a rigid version of Original Intent. That version presents a predictable legal temptation, a temptation that eventually swallowed the Supreme court Justice.

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Direct download: The_Scalia_Temptation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am EST

The captured affluenza fugitive has a predecessor. She was a wealthy 72 year old criminal from a generation before.

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Direct download: Affluenza_-_The_Helmsley_Defense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

Martin Shkreli purchased a drug company for the purpose of gouging those vulnerable to deadly illness.

His arrest has generated a tsunami of Christmas cheer.

Let's add a spoonful of caution to our joy.

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Direct download: Pill_Gouging_and_Justice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EST

Kim Davis is inspired by Martin Luther King. If she knew who inspired Dr. King, she might take on another duty.

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Direct download: Kim_Davis_and_the_Mahatma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Marvin Mandel led his state into a medical revolution, using helicoptor transport to save those who would have been given up for dead.

He did it with no political benefit to himself, and he did it against a vicious campaign waged by entrenched medical, insurance, and business interests.

He was a hero.

He should have served a longer term in prison.

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Direct download: A_Political_Hero_-_May_He_Rest_in_Peace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EST