2PP087 – 7 May 2013

This episode was recorded nearly three weeks ago, but Arthur was too busy to edit it. Then, he had Internet problems that prevented us from recording a new episode. So, we decided to go ahead and post this one, anyway, just in case the Internet gods keep us from recording.

We begin this episode with a Special Rant. Actually, Jason’s story is kind of a case study in some of what’s still wrong with the USA’s healthcare system. That leads to a compare/contrast discussion of bill paying in the US and New Zealand. And banking. And bill paying. We’re wide-ranging.

When we turn to politics, we talk about the US’ rightwing religious nutjobs, inspired by the coming out of Jason Collins. We dismiss the far right’s claim of being “oppressed” or “victims”. It ended up being a wide-ranging discussion about the Republican right, which leads on to immigration reform and gun law reform. We mention the Internet several times, too.

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Links for this episode:
National Rifle Association Bans Bleeding “Obama” Target, Others Remain – BuzzFeed Politics
At Ft. McHenry – Jason’s blog post on the flag raising ceremony at Ft. McHenry.
More than Just Fish at the Baltimore Aquarium
Jason’s Blog
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One Response to 2PP087 – 7 May 2013

  1. Roger Green says:

    While I’m sure there are the wingnuts who complained about Jason Collins, I tend to agree with Jason from DC that the anti response was quite muted, compared to other issues.

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