—Charlottesville demonstrators, ranging from Alt-Right to Antifa, clash. Multiple people are dead. Trump fails in an attempt at leadership. Jason is heartsick, both because he saw it coming, and because one man charged in a death is from our backyard. We’ll break down the events, and offer some ideas on how to prevent these situations in the future.
–A norovirus outbreak in our area has sickened approximately 400 people. We end the segment with some words of advice. Namely, wash your goddamn hands.
—Stan Romanek has been found guilty on one count of possession of child pornography, but not for distribution. We wonder how Netflix, who is promoting a Romanek documentary, will handle this issue.
–We are atheists. Is it possible that we are also cultural Christians? Bobby takes this question that Jason posed to him recently and runs with it, which includes a story involving a co-worker calling him “disrespectful” over the issue.
–The Lowe Files aired while we were away, and Jason saw enough of the first episode to know he doesn’t like it and finds it almost completely unoriginal. Bobby set his DVR. Did he actually watch like he said he would?
—Michelle Carter, the young woman convicted in a “texting death,” was sentenced to what amounts to 15 months in a correctional facility.
–Can we talk about gender hysteria? Whether it is people freaking out over transgender people in the military, Google firing a worker who wrote a memo about the biological differences between males and females, or the Alamo Drafthouse getting sued for discriminating against men at Wonder Woman screenings…stop it. Treat people as individuals, not as members of a group. Discrimination in the service of equality is not equality.