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On this week's episode: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor ... We learn that Disney Plus has higher ethical standards than the US Senate ... And it's gonna be more like a trot or MAYBE a light canter for governor. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.keeps.com/skepticrat https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Impeachment trial ends with Trump being guilty and acquitted: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/us/politics/impeachment-donald-trump.html Biden administration finalizes deal for 200 million vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/biden-administration-finalizes-deal-200-million-vaccine-doses-pfizer-moderna-n1257560 GA DA opens criminal probe into Trump’s call to GA Sec of State: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/10/966332808/georgia-district-attorney-is-investigating-trumps-call-to-overturn-election Gina Carano teams up with Ben Shapiro after getting fired from The Mandalorian: https://www.vox.com/culture/2021/2/12/22280565/gina-carano-fired-star-wars-mandalorian-social-media-conservative Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/politics/arkansas-republican-governor-tim-griffin-sarah-huckabee-sanders/index.htmll This is a pretty sweet week to be a Mars nerd: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55998848 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56013041 https://www.space.com/mars-rover-perseverance-landing-4k-video-animation
On this week’s episode: Republicans make Joe Biden an offer he can absolutely refuse ... We’ll tell you what we’re gonna do with our space laser timeshare ... And we’ll impeach Donald Trump again, because impeachin’ makes us feel good. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To buy our book, click there: https://www.amazon.com/Outbreak-Crisis-Religion-Ruined-Pandemic/dp/B08L2HSVS8/ To check out our sister show, The Scathing Atheist, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/the-scathing-atheist To check out our sister show’s hot friend, God Awful Movies, click here: https://audioboom.com/channel/god-awful-movies To check out our half-sister show, Citation Needed, click here: http://citationpod.com/ To check out our sister show’s sister show, D and D minus, click here: https://danddminus.libsyn.com/ To hear more from our intrepid audio engineer Morgan Clarke, click here: https://www.morganclarkemusic.com/ To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars Headline Sources: Gamestop thing: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers-finance/sns-what-is-a-short-sale-gamestop-explained-20210128-dkdmjirbw5c2hkwzmounyx6gla-list.html Joe biden’s fight to pass covid relief  https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/biden-covid-19-relief-urgency/index.html Feinstein’s failure to disclose https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/dianne-feinstein-stock-purchase-husband-b1794169.html Previous story: https://apnews.com/article/dianne-feinstein-california-archive-b15af83719be0468f336b170e03a52c6 Marjorie Taylor-Greene more batshit crazy than we were giving her credit for: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-wildfires-space-laser-rothschild-execute.html (https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-wildfires-space-laser-rothschild-execute.html?fbclid=IwAR1RfHcy-KxblnV-OshMSeCe26_hJlR16Z6j6zR9ei1Hx8Aw6Y1Hqp6wlGo) Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/health/covid-vaccine-johnson-and-johnson-variants.html NY Mag timeline on impeachment: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/timeline-trump-second-impeachment.html
On this week's episode: We’ll say our goodbyes to Trump and Tall Tyler ... The three of us will stage as effective a coup as the one Trump’s supporters managed ... And Donald Trump is literally pouting in his room with his phone privileges taken away. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Highlights from the literal coup attempt: https://www.loremipsum.com/neonazisedition/fuckyourface (https://www.lorumipsum.com/neonazisedition/fuckyourface) A guy tasered himself while stealing a painting: http://www.yik-yak.com/actuallythiswasnotevenpublishedbyyikyak Former MI Governor charged in Flint water scandal: https://apnews.com/article/environment-michigan-flint-rick-snyder-f5987ee1f56b62b6858052bb759f996f MyPillow Guy wants to declare martial law: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/1/16/22234546/my-pillow-guy-notes-martial-law There is no federal reserve of COVID vaccines: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/534524-federal-covid-19-vaccine-reserve-is-now-empty Australia rebrands it’s N-word Cheese: https://manilastandard.net/news/world-news/344298/australian-cheese-rebrands-after-20-year-racism-battle.html
On this week's episode: House Republicans try to put an end to this silly democracy thing once and for all ... “HAVE YOU SEEN ME” pics of the Pfizer vaccine are showing up on the side of milk cartons ... And we play you the slideshow of our trip to 2020. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.policygenius.com/ https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Senate overrides Trump’s veto on Defense bill: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/01/us/politics/senate-override-trump-defense-bill.html 140 House Republicans to vote against counting electoral votes, two GOP lawmakers say: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/31/politics/electoral-college-house-republicans/index.html 2020 year in review via social media: https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/insights/2020/spending-2020-together-on-twitter.html Iran announces it will enrich uranium to 20%: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-55509048 Vaccine distribution is going great: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/31/world/coronavirus-updates#spoiled-vaccine-doses-pharmacist-arrested https://www.cbsnews.com/news/west-virginia-42-people-mistakenly-given-antibodies-instead-coronavirus-vaccine/ Retrospective of Trump's less dangerous stupidity: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/01/donald-trump-presidency-funny-moments
On this week's episode: Trump gives a whole new meaning to “pardon me” ... The Netherlands urges him to at least turn on one factor authentication ... And oatmeal raisin is the Fredo Corleone of cookies. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.policygenius.com/ https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.getroman.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Inside the scramble for Trump pardons: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/politics/donald-trump-pardons-lame-duck/index.html Still no fucking stimulus deal: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/politics/congress-covid-stimulus-deal/index.html America gets hacked by Russia: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55358332 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-is-behind-the-broad-ongoing-cyber-spy-campaign-against-the-us-government-and-private-sector-pompeo-says/2020/12/19/8c850cf0-41b3-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-is-behind-the-broad-ongoing-cyber-spy-campaign-against-the-us-government-and-private-sector-pompeo-says/2020/12/19/8c850cf0-41b3-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-is-behind-the-broad-ongoing-cyber-spy-campaign-against-the-us-government-and-private-sector-pompeo-says/2020/12/19/8c850cf0-41b3-11eb-8bc0-ae155bee4aff_story.html) Trump's Twitter got hacked by Dutch guy who guessed the password: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/12/17/dutch-trump-twitter-password-hack/ (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/12/17/dutch-trump-twitter-password-hack/?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social) US approves second vaccine: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html CD Project Red stock tumbles amid Cyberpunk debacle: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/cyberpunk-2077-cd-projekt-stock-price-sony-pulls-game-refunds-2020-12-1029905614
On this week's episode: If only two people are alive they technically have herd immunity ... The CDC will finally get around to this pandemic thing ... And Rudy Giuliani farts like Heath in middle school making a fake fart noise. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ https://www.getroman.com/skepticrat https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: CDC urges mask during sex, showers, etc. as US approaches a 9/11 a day in COVID deaths: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/04/cdc-mask-guidance-indoors/ Micronesia asked us not to send them food because it would be infected with America germs: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/432131/federated-states-of-micronesia-opts-out-of-annual-us-military-humanitarian-mission-due-to-covid-19-concerns Former presidents will get the vaccine: https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/politics/obama-vaccine/index.html Trump spends $3 million to lose by more in Wisconsin: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-falls-short-wisconsin-recount-he-paid-3-million-n1249289 Nikki Haley gets pwned by AOC: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/aoc-and-nikki-haley-clash-on-twitter-over-covid-relief-funding-b1756616.html Founder of Hungarian anti-LGBTQ party arrested for drug possession at gay orgy: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55145989 Melissa Carone is impossibly perfect comedy: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/03/trump-teams-discredited-witness-compared-to-snl-character GOOP's 2020 holiday gift guide is nonsense: https://goop.com/style/gift-guides/ridiculous-holiday-gifts/
On this week's episode: Donald Trump just can't get enough LOSING ... Rudy Giuliani is left on the dashboard too long ... And Heath is quitting Facebook and starting his own site called Palaver. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.betterhelp.com/skepticrat https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ https://www.getroman.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Joe Biden very much still won the election: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-michigan-lawmakers-meeting/2020/11/20/ef30e2ba-2b43-11eb-8fa2-06e7cbb145c0_story.html Donny Jr. has COVID: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/20/politics/donald-trump-jr-coronavirus/index.html Drippy Giuliani press conference of lying: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/politics/giuliani-trump-legal-team-press-briefing-fact-check/index.html Arecibo radio telescope will close down permanently: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03270-9 Vaccines bitches: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/20/health/pfizer-vaccine-eua-submission/index.html Million MAGA March mistitled and foiled by K-Pop stans: https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/bette-midler-george-takei-and-more-join-k-pop-fans-to-troll-trump-supporters-million-maga-march/ar-BB1b2g26 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/15/million-maga-march-trump-supporters
On this week's episode: We’ll do the ugly gloating your other podcasts wish they could ... Eli’s state becomes as awesome as Montana ... And Heath will look for the right doctor after his election lasted WAY MORE than four hours. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ https://www.getroman.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Legal weed all OVER the place: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/06/business/cannabis-election-win/index.html US tops 100,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day for first time. Also second, third, etc: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/coronavirus-record-high-cases/2020/11/06/fe665856-2066-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html Trump Team Holds News Conference Outside Landscaping Firm Next to Adult Book Store: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/four-seasons-total-landscaping-trump-team-news-conference.html Armed men arrested in Philadelphia were trying to deliver fake ballots: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/07/us/pennsylvania-convention-center-arrests/index.html Both Georgia Senate races will be runoffs: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/06/us/politics/georgia-senate-david-perdue.html
On this week's episode: America’s got more cases than a Law and Order box set ... Donald Trump will remind us he’s at his best when he’s unwatchable ... And FUCKING VOTE! To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.getroman.com/skepticrat Headline Sources: Biden and Trump square off in final presidential debate: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/us/politics/debate-biden-trump.html US reports a one-day high of more than 83,000 infections: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/24/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/index.html Trump Posts ‘60 Minutes’ Interview After Telling Lesley Stahl: ‘That’s No Way to Talk’: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/business/media/trump-pence-lesley-stahl-60-minutes.html Historic early turnout not looking good for Trump: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/elections/early-voting-numbers-so-far/ New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wins second term in landslide election victory: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/17/asia/new-zealand-election-2020-results-intl-hnk/index.html Giuliani is an accidental Russian spy trying to pwn Hunter Biden: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/us/politics/hunter-biden-laptop.html (https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/)
On this week's episode: Bill Barr charges Joe Biden with not being his boss in the first degree ... Eli will try to be legally declared a fly now that he knows shitting in Mike Pence’s hair is one of the perks ... And Gretchen Whitmer almost gets kidnapped by nihilists but they were a little too exhausted. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ Headline Sources: FBI Says a Michigan Militia Plotted to Kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/us/gretchen-whitmer-michigan-militia.html Lindsey Graham has COVID and is a chicken: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/09/politics/south-carolina-debate-lindsey-graham-jamie-harrison/index.html Trump chickens out of virtual debate: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/09/trump-biden-debate-canceled-rally Trump's $1.8 trillion stimulus proposal faces opposition from Pelosi and Senate GOP: https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/10/politics/stimulus-talks-pelosi-senate-gop-trump/index.html Trump angry at Bill Barr for not arresting Joe Biden yet: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-barr-durham-russia/2020/10/09/05ed9842-0a40-11eb-a166-dc429b380d10_story.html Highlights from the VP debate: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/10/07/vice-presidential-debate-live-updates/
On this week's episode, we review the Biden-Trump debate(?) from last week in Cleveland. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts
On this week's episode: Eli does an impression of someone not understanding science and Noah explains why that person is incredibly wrong ... We usher in the death of democracy with a chorus of fart noises ... And everyone should check out The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, where 'sonder' was neologized, just in case your collection of regular ubiquitous sorrows isn't cutting it. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ Headline Sources: Amy Coney Barrett is pretty much locked in, so what's next?:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/19/mcconnell-biden-pack-court/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/25/us/politics/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court.html Debate on Tuesday could be fun?...Fun isn’t the right word: https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/08/14/presidential-debates/?itid=hp-top-table-main Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/23/us/politics/trump-power-transfer-2020-election.html Senate passes resolution that says elections still count: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-election-republicans-constitution/2020/09/24/b09e2036-fe79-11ea-9ceb-061d646d9c67_story.html GOP-sponsored bill would make it impossible to count mail-in ballots: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/republican-senator-bill-illegal-mail-vote-count-deadline.html CDC recommendations for celebrating fall holidays during the pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html Lindsey Graham needs your money sadly: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/lindsey-graham-help-me-money-contributions-fox/2020/09/25/ea2d6d14-ff57-11ea-8d05-9beaaa91c71f_story.html
On this week's episode: We’ll try to to get the image of Sarah Huckabee Sanders's WAP into your head ... Donald Trump will lie about telling the truth about lying ... And we learn that Trump voters are tragically stupid rats on a literal sinking ship. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ Headline Sources: Bob Woodward Revelations Re: Trump downplaying the virus: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodward-rage-book-trump/2020/09/09/0368fe3c-efd2-11ea-b4bc-3a2098fc73d4_story.html Nine Drug Companies Pledge to ‘Stand With Science’ on Coronavirus Vaccines: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/health/9-drug-companies-pledge-coronavirus-vaccine.html Trump gets a Nobel nod and also adds Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton to SCOTUS nominee list: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/trump-supreme-court-list-names-410919 America is on fire: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/09/12/oregon-fire-california-wildfires/ Trump told SHS to take one for the team: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/01/donald-trump-sarah-sanders-take-one-for-the-team-kim-jong-un-wink-book Christian Right thinks failed MAGA boat parade was a conspiracy: https://deadstate.org/maga-blogger-boats-that-sunk-at-trump-boat-parade-were-probably-hit-by-terrorists/
This week, Andrew Torrez joins us to recap the Republican National Convention and all the federal crimes it entailed. --- To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts To hear more from Andrew Torrez, go here: https://openargs.com/
On this week's episode: Eli sings a BRUTAL rendition of Karma Chameleon in a blind stab at a Kamala pun ... Kevin Costner’s 1997 disaster “The Postman” turns out to be shockingly prescient ... And Heath tries unsuccessfully to say "side" without a diphthong. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Get great deals while supporting the show by checking out our sponsors: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/skepticrat https://www.policygenius.com/ Headline Sources: Kamala Harris chosen to be Biden's running mate: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53728050 Trump steps up attacks on the Post Office: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-democrats-post-office-campaign/2020/08/14/390f8b82-de4d-11ea-809e-b8be57ba616e_story.html https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7wk9z/the-post-office-is-deactivating-mail-sorting-machines-ahead-of-the-election https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/usps-states-delayed-mail-in-ballots/2020/08/14/64bf3c3c-dcc7-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html SV Date asks Trump an honest question: https://heavy.com/news/2020/08/sv-date/ Trump's interview with Jonathan Swan: https://www.vox.com/2020/8/4/21354055/trump-axios-interview-jonathan-swan Iowa gets shit beat out of it by land hurricane: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowans-struggle-to-find-help-strength-after-powerful-storm-devastates-homes-farms/2020/08/14/f55d0508-de57-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/iowans-struggle-to-find-help-strength-after-powerful-storm-devastates-homes-farms/2020/08/14/f55d0508-de57-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_iowaderecho-630a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans) COVID vaccine is coming: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/14/the-us-has-already-invested-billions-on-potential-coronavirus-vaccines-heres-where-the-deals-stand.html https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/science/coronavirus-vaccine-tracker.html
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. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts 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
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. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts 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
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. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts 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
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. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts 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
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. To support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, go here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ To help support protesters, find places to donate to bail funds here: https://bailproject.org/ https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory https://www.bailoutnetwork.com/ To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts 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 fuck out of us: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/health/us-coronavirus-friday/index.html Murals and statue removals are not the fucking 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
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. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat Check out more Andrew Torrez on Opening Arguments here: https://openargs.com/ To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ 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/
On this week's episode: Michael Flynn walks free ... Ahmaud Arbery doesn’t ... And we'll discuss how literal murder hornets might affect your weekend. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ Headline Sources: Ahmaud Arbery story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/07/killing-ahmaud-arbery-draws-condemnation-calls-prosecution/ Storm builds around Barr over dropping of Flynn case: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/496895-storm-builds-around-barr-over-dropping-of-flynn-case Trump responds to Bush's call for bipartisan unity with a plague poem and listing his enemies: https://www.vox.com/2020/5/3/21245726/trump-tweets-bush-coronavirus-bipartisan-unity-plague https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mitt-romney-hazard-pay-patriot-essential-workers/ Weird ass effort to kill Maduro: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-venezuela-security/us-veteran-behind-failed-venezuela-plot-says-two-american-mercenaries-detained-idUKKBN22G2O6 Canada is giving their essential workers a pay raise they deserve: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/08/world/canada-essential-workers-raise/index.html And now we're dealing with murder hornets: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-how-dangerous-is-the-murder-hornet/
On this week's episode: Georgia values bowling over voting ... When one billionaire criminal appoints another to administer a slush fund, somehow most of that money gets “lost” ... And Donald Trump gives a coronavirus briefing sponsored by ForHims. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ Headline Sources: Large public companies are looting relief funds for small business payroll: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/21/large-public-companies-are-taking-small-businesses-payroll-loans.html https://seekingalpha.com/news/3562741-publicly-traded-companies-raided-ppp-pantry Trump tells his supporters to drink bleach: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-disinfectant-sunlight-science/index.html It was hard to get it aroused but Trump got it aroused (and other coronavirus briefing highlights): https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-task-force-sunday/index.html Trump administration is hiring fundamentalist Christian teenagers to run major sections of the executive branch: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/democrats-blast-trump-federal-workers-coronavirus-199026 https://catalog.liberty.edu/undergraduate/colleges-schools/arts-sciences/history/history-ba-bs/history-ba-resident/  Brian Kemp opens Georgia back up: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/21/politics/georgia-governor-coronavirus-backlash/index.html ACU rankings for Biden: http://acuratings.conservative.org/acu-federal-legislative-ratings/?year1=2008&chamber=13&state1=21&sortable=1
On this week's episode: The Governor of Florida will find out you can get COVID-19 no matter WHAT beer you drink ... We’ll point out that frying the brains of 5G conspiracy theorists wouldn’t make a difference anyway ... And Fox News gets taken to court for felonious Fox Newsing. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts To help out some people who really need it, go here: https://www.modestneeds.org/ Headline Sources: Fox News murdered people with coronavirus lies and they're getting sued for the murdering: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/04/fox-news-prepares-coronavirus-misinformation-lawsuits Gov. DeSantis Says Kids Not Dying From COVID-19; CDC Says Not True: https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/coronavirus/2020/04/10/ongoing-coronavirus-reporting YouTube deletes videos blaming 5G for coronavirus after UK vandalism: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/05/youtube-to-suppress-content-spreading-coronavirus-5g-conspiracy-theory Bernie Sanders drops out of primary: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/us/politics/bernie-sanders-concession-speech.html Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/10/health/smoking-weed-coronavirus-wellness/index.html Trump signs EO urging the US to mine the moon for minerals: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/07/trump-mining-moon-executive-order
On this week's episode: We’ll keep up with the Kardashians ... We find out that apparently being old is suddenly cool if you’re a Turkish sword ... And we learn about Sarah Huckabee Sanders using the family cob instead of the family cloth. To support our show on Patreon, go here: https://www.patreon.com/skepticrat To hear more from Evil Giraffes on Mars, go here: https://www.facebook.com/EvilGiraffesOnMars/?fref=ts Headline Sources: Two trillion dollar stimulus bill should level things off for a good six minutes: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/whats-in-stimulus-package-coronavirus-149282 5000-year-old sword is discovered by an archaeology student at a Venetian monastery: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/5000-year-old-sword-discovered-in-italy-trnd/index.html Economics and ethics of recession death vs virus death: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/economy/coronavirus-economy.html https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/2020/3/27/21193879/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-economy-recession-depression Walmart sees rise in sales of tops, but not bottoms: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/business/walmart-tops-bottoms-sales-trnd/ Kim and Kourtney Kardashian get into physical altercation on season 18 of KUWTK: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/entertainment/kim-kardashain-kourtney-kardashian-fight-season-18-kuwtk-trnd/index.html Mike Huckabee ass-corn and other bad information about coronavirus: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-huckabee-suggests-replacing-toilet-paper-with-corn-cobs-2020-3 https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/coronavirus-china-bat-patent-conspiracy-theory-942416/
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Audioboom
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Feb 2nd, 2015
Latest Episode
Feb 15th, 2021
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