SFR 479: Hoaxing Hate

–Strange Frequencies Radio is back in your life, and before we get to the world of the weird, Bobby gives a PSA on flu shots. Turns out that, after years of getting the flu vaccine himself, he skipped this year, and got hit hard with the flu.
–While looking for weird news, Jason stumbled across the knowledge that it has been 65 years since President Eisenhower first met with aliens. We have some fun playing along.
SFR_Eye–We run through some of the different alien races and their attributes. Which would you most want to meet? We think we’re riding with the Nordics.
–Former MLB slugger, and all around weirdo Jose Canseco, is promising to take you on a Bigfoot hunt and to meet a real alien for only $5000.
Jussie Smollett’s hate crime story seems to have totally fallen apart. He is now a suspect in the filing of a false claim, and has been indicted by a grand jury with a felony. We discuss how the story came about, why we were suspicious, and how it started to come apart.
Hate crime hoaxes are in the news more and more since the election of Donald Trump. Jason runs through a few as catalogued by journalist Andy Ngo. But he asks why, if racism and sexism and homophobia are supposedly so prevalent, do so many people feel the need to invent instances of it?
–Bobby is in a political mood, and brings up Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security. We seem to agree that this will be tied up in the courts and, if it makes it to the Supreme Court, it will fail.
–Also, Bernie is back in the presidential running and Bobby is none too happy. Jason, however, is. But not for the policy. He just wants a couple more years of doing the impression of Bernie’s voice!
–Has Bobby become a Republican? Or has his tribe, the left, gone so extreme that he is feeling like a conservative? Here he is talking about things like opening borders, the “wealth tax” and other higher taxes, plus government run healthcare. There are drawbacks that people may not be considering.



About Jason Korbus

Friend, family member, possible werewolf. I co-host Strange Frequencies Radio, blog at Confidential Korbus, and generally walk among the weird. When I'm not doing busywork, I can usually be found with my nose in a book, my eyes glued to a glowing screen, or my ears tuned to The Ramones.
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