Things get painted Red as Steven joins Paul & Daniel looking at a bunch of stories that escape from their stomping grounds in Alabama. Are the Chinese ahead of the US because of US military budget cuts or lack of education spending? Why is the divorce rate higher in Red states, and just how stupid do you have to be to burn down your house in an attempt to get rid of some toilet paper from your front yard? Stupid enough to give a “Nigerian Prince” $500,000?
What is the point of bomb proof underwear? No “atheist” vanity plates allowed in New Jersey. Steven bets his reputation on Ben Affleck being a great Batman. West Carrollton man is still alive and kicking after being dead for 49 minutes, and have we been pooping wrong all along?
It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education. It is not the responsibility of me, you, or any constituent in my district to pay for his or any other persons education. Their GPA, ACT ASAB, determination have nothing to do with who is responsible. Their potential to benefit society is irrelevant.
Lessig explains in a wonderful rapid-fire way an issue with politics that I have ranted on about for years (mostly to people who were too polite to run away) – funding and where it comes from.
The funding issue, or more particularly the effect that soliciting for funding has on politicians is one of the reasons that we get such as disparity between what politicians are supposed to do in serving people, and what they actually do and seem to believe.
In the first 10 minutes of the British, secular, rationalist, skeptical, somewhat lefty-liberal (see why I like it?) podcast Pod Delusion #102, Paul Day explains why Jesus will be the next president of the United States.