Burning Up The Red State

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?

Stories mentioned in this episode of the Nothing Serious Podcast include:

Squatty Potty

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?

Stories mentioned in this episode of the Nothing Serious Podcast include:

The Wrong Witch

X-ray death machines, gay prelates, loony balloons, genitals fighting in public, women peeing standing up, and running over carjackers?

The only thing that could possibly make this episode of the Nothing Serious Podcast better would be if Paul, Daniel and Steven could find a way to blame men for the menopause…

Stories mentioned in this episode of the Nothing Serious Podcast include:

TED Talk – Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

I’m not usually one to delve into purely political matters on this blog, but I ended up on this amazing TED talk by Lawrence Lessig having read an article where Oklahoma State Representative Mike Reynolds said the following

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.

Why Jesus Will Be The Next President Of The United States

The Pod DelusionIn 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.

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