FairAndUNbalanced's podcast (politics and bigotry)

The father of a fallen soldier asks whether Donald Trump has even read the Constitution.
Mr. Trump attacks. The man has no right to ask such a question.

Actually, the Constitution guarantees that right.
It also gives Mr. Trump the right to attack two grieving parents.

And it gives the rest of us the right to call Mr. Trump a godawful jerk.
He should read about those rights.

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Direct download: Mr._Trumps_Right_to_Attack.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

Hey Pocahontas!
You gonna grab your bow and arrow there?
You got a big mouth, lady.
She’s got a big mouth, and that’s about it.

Our parents taught, and popular culture reinforced, how we see those who snarl such things at women and ethnic minorities.

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Direct download: Politics_Accidentally_Borrows_from_Old_Television_Scripts.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

What will we do when Muslims are ordered to register?

A wartime story of occupied Denmark might give us inspiration.

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Direct download: Requiring_American_Muslims_to_Register.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

The revulsion I feel when bigots speak for Jesus won't tell me what Muslims must feel when zealots kill for Islam.

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Direct download: Empathy_and_the_Religion_of_Bigotry.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

The base is on a journey far down into the blood soaked logic of religious and ethnic division stains too much of human history.

We know they would kill us. We know this because we would kill them. That is why we must get rid of them first.

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Direct download: Base_Hatreds_and_Conservatives.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Mike Huckabee is right that the Dred Scott decision was a moral and legal monstrosity. He is only wrong about Gay Rights, American history, the law, the courts, and every President since Thomas Jefferson.

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Direct download: Mr._Huckabee_Meets_Mr._Lincoln.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:33pm EST

Satire can be a mighty weapon when humor is used to puncture the pretensions of the privileged, the pretentions of the elite.

When it directed at the downtrodden, those who struggle to overcome hardship, satire mutates to something less noble. It becomes simple meanness, petty and cruel.

Free speech includes freedom of malevolence. We can and we must defend the rights of those who bully and hate.

That full and vigorous defense does not obligate us to join them in their hatred.

Direct download: Supporting_the_Rights_of_Pamela.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

The political whispering campaign resembled the one from 80 years before. 

Both resulted in death.

Both came from the same cynicism.

Both happened in the same environment of casual bigotry.

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Direct download: Political_Whispers_of_Bigotry_and_a.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:55pm EST