2PP072 – 2 July 2012

This episode only took Arthur around five days to edit. Hey, we’ll take improvement where we find it! The sound is a little different because we used the Skype recording. Arthur will explain that more in the next episode.

To begin, Jason talks a bit about the storms that recently hit the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. That leads to a short discussion of emergency preparedness. Then Jason has an actual special day—well, two, actually. Arthur has a special day, too.

When we turn to politics, we start with the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. We agree that Republicans are being dishonest when they say “repeal and replace” because they have no intention of replacing it. Their underlying ideas are inherently flawed, too. Then, we take on the Arizona ruling. Finally, it’s Republicans grandstanding political games on the Holder contempt motion.

Please leave a comment (anyone’s welcome—agree or disagree!), or you can ring the 2Political Comment line on 206-350-3982.

Links for this episode:
We had a Derecho – Jason’s blog post on the weird weather
Happy 86th Birthday and a 10th Anniversary – Jason’s blog post on his other special days
Why they’re wingNUTS – Arthur’s blog post on the weird reactions on the right
About that ruling – Arthur’s other blog post on the ruling that he mentioned
Contempt for America – Arthur’s blog post on the contempt vote
Jason’s Blog
Arthur’s blog, podcasts and videos can be accessed here.

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One Response to 2PP072 – 2 July 2012

  1. Roger Green says:

    The one derecho I know I lived through was on July 15, 1995 in Albany, NY. At 7 a.m., the wind – or more accurately the rattling window – woke me from a sound sleep. It lasted maybe seven minutes, and I was convinced the windows would blow in. The weather event tore up a bunch of trees in nearby Washington Park. Elsewhere in the region, a woman in my church at the time had a tree land on her, and she broke literally dozens of bones, and it took her months to recover.
    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/misc/AbtDerechos/casepages/jul1995derechopage.htm

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