FairAndUNbalanced's podcast

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 EDT

The history of those Uyghurs who were held prisoner in Guantanamo is an unfortunate prologue to what is happening now.

Too many patriots are willing to sacrifice those who risk life and well being to help us, if they are not Americans.

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Direct download: Betrayal_of_American_allies.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News, War -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

Once, not long ago, even candidates thought to be adorably ignorant put forth a noble effort to prove otherwise.

That era now seems to have passed us by.

Perhaps it is gone forever.

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Direct download: Lack_of_Qualification_as_the_New_Qualification.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

Almost 50 years ago, Brian Wilson trashed the best work he had ever done.
Only pieces of it survived to be heard by a select few decades later.

We do not need to follow his sad example by repeating past tragedies for our country today.

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Direct download: Policy_Politics_and_the_Costly_Embrace_of_Disappointment.mp3
Category:History, News -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

Maine's naloxone controversy is a portend. The governor's veto is completely consistent with the emerging Republican ethic.

The Party of Abraham Lincoln sleeps in the Republican past.

The Party of Paul LePage is the vital Republican future.

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Direct download: Paul_LePage_and_the_Emerging_Face_of_Conservatism.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

The controversy in the primaries is about fairness.

But the real injustice is not the injustice that gets noticed.

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Direct download: Conventional_Fairness.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT

It isn't because of her political positions. It isn't because of her qualifications.

It is something more basic.

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Direct download: Why_So_Many_Support_the_Untrustable_Hillary.mp3
Category:History, News -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

The conservative political faith of Governor Rick Snyder became more important to those in charge than any other consideration.

Ideology became more important than facts, evidence, or those affected.

People were sacrificed.

People died.

It hasn't stopped.

Direct download: Because_Political_Faith_Demanded_It.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

It is reminiscent of old comedy routines. Why do mainstream news outlets keep tripping into the same journalistic trap, set by conservatives?

Why do mainstream news outlets keep tripping into the same journalistic trap, set by conservatives?

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Direct download: Would_You_Believe.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 9:58pm EDT

Nixon? Obama? A careless elite? A creepy birchism that never left?

The real answer is hidden in plain sight.

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Direct download: Trapped_in_the_Palace_of_Cows.mp3
Category:Political News -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT