10/12 Last Straws For Saudis & Schumer w/ Digby & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

October 12, 2018

Heather “Digby” Parton (@digby56) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us.

On today’s show: Michigan GOP governor is a creep in found 1989 TV interview.

Digby a.k.a. Heather Parton, of Salon.com and Hullabaloo, joins us to break down the news from Washington. Turkey has video of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The economic ties that keep the White House from holding the Saudi government responsible. Brett Kavanaugh as reactionary activist judge. Chuck Schumer’s failed leadership. Trump’s court packing as existential threat to the Democrats.

Matthew “Film Guy” Weiss (@langdonboom) joins us to talk movies. Today’s pick: Okja (2017), from Bong Joon-ho (director of Snowpiercer), is a heartwrenching action-adventure factory farm dystopia. The crew talks compassion for animals, Sam’s brief stint on the Atkins diet, and how Matthew’s new low-meat lifestyle has helped him lose weight and feel good!

On the fun half: Paul Ryan brazenly lies about Medicare-for-all. Is compulsory voting a good idea? Melania Trump: “I’m the most bullied person on the world.” Jeff Flake wants Trump primaried so we can return to “real conservative values.” Steve Mnuchin going to Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi disappearance, says Saudis have been a “good partner.” DHS coerces 5-year-old girl from Honduras to sign away her rights.

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