Episode

5/9 Debt Ceiling Kabuki, Work Requirement Scam & Texas Death Cult

May 9, 2023

It’s News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma break down the biggest headlines of the day, running through updates on the beginnings of the debt limit talks, Conservatives’ attempts to distance themselves from the Allen, TX shooter, the Senate Judiciary’s request to Harlan Crow, labor action with airline pilots and pilot writers (that’s a WGA joke), Israel’s strike on Palestinian civilians in Gaza, and updates on fascism in statehouses across the country. Next, they dive into Kyrsten Sinema’s “ugh BOTH sides amirite” argument on the debt ceiling, respond to Jodey Arrington’s absurd arguments about Biden’s debt ceiling plans, and address the absolute failure of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas. Wrapping up, Sam and Emma parse through the horrors of this weekend’s mass shooting in Allen Texas, the shooter’s unsurprising connection to the far right, from Tim Pool to LibsofTikTok, and how to deal with the devastation that their stochastic terrorism has wrought on our country.

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch the FBI’s telling “Run. Hide. Fight.” commercial on dealing with a mass shooting, Tony from Texas dives into the proliferation of said videos across the US job market, and Tim Pool hammers home the same-old disprovable lies about Sam, alongside claiming “psyop!” when it comes to the rise of Nazi terror in the US. Brian from LA discusses the desire to flee the dangers of the US, and Cathy from Ohio dives into how these “active shooter” tactics completely disregard the presence of disabled people in our society, plus, your calls and IMs!

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