Game of Thrones! Mark called The Mooch getting fired. Dorne is boring. Grand jury! Predictions for first indictments: Andy: early September, Melissa: Early November, Mark: early January. Trump’s transcripts from his calls with foreign leaders. Andy is racist. Whatever happened to Stephen Miller? Cosmopolitan is white power code for Jewish. He looks like a penis. The importance of migrant labor.
Andy Mansplains Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Cities running on 100% clean energy. #ReadyFor100. Georgetown, Atlanta, San Diego. Republican Mayors. Andy and Toad the Wet Sprocket. What is House Trump’s sigil? Is The Mooch sticking around for long? (Mark called it. Andy and Melissa were wrong.) Why is Jeff Sessions your line in the sand? A gross moment talking about Steve Bannon. Transgender people in the military vs. the border wall. All our fights are connected. A moment of hope? In defense of escapism. PO-tay-tos!
Weekly White House / Game of Thrones Death Pool:
Andy: Rex Tillerson, Yara Greyjoy
Mark: The Mooch, Milesandre
Melissa: Unnamed Communications Staff underlings fired by The Mooch, The Sand Snake
(Mark was right, and almost right with Milesandre! He leads, with Melissa in 2nd place. Andy has a zero.)
We talk about Game of Thrones and casting the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, but first we talk about Donald Trump Jr, Russian collusion, health care, should we just let it burn? Ava DuVernay, Selma. The 13 Doctor. Not worried about Whittaker, worried about Chibnall. Moving on from stuff we don’t like– just keep scrolling. We kick Mark out for Game of Thrones spoilers. Deus Ex Arya. Is Jaime Lannister a good person? Setting up for future episodes. Dragonglass — Melissa is Dragonglass.
This episode’s ending track is The 13th by The Cure from their vastly underrated album Wild Mood Swings.
It gets heated as we debate Nancy Pelosi and the future of the Democratic Party. Resisting the White House voter suppression scheme. Spider-Man Homecoming– working class heroes and villains vs. the 1%. Doctor Who‘s finale– SPOILERS.
Way to go San Antonio! We go deep with local San Antonio municipal elections because they’re a good sign for America. Ditto for Britain’s elections. Andy’s Political Science degree is paying off. All women Wonder Woman screenings. Lawsuits. Mark’s adventures with San Antonio’s hottest club. Bill Maher and racism. Get Out is the best movie and everyone should see it. Rape jokes vs. freedom of speech. Punching up. Walt Whitman contradicts himself.
The London terror attacks are on our minds, as are the Paris Climate Accord and the amazingness that is Wonder Woman. Corbyn vs May and handicapping the British elections. Andy is upset about Paris. Coal miners. Taking care of people left behind by the economy. Why Wonder Woman is amazing. Melissa is amazing. No Man’s Land. Why WB needs to keep doing more of this.
Ugly American in Chief was overseas this week, and it was so embarrassing. One fight: live together, die alone. White guys committing acts of terrorism. Praise for Walmart? Jared Kushner and Russia. Putin is Baron Zemo. Alamo Drafthouse and women-only screenings. The pie. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor. Mark’s all-male Top Gun screening. Baywatch.
Comey Comey Comey. Eff that guy, but seriously, this is about institutions and principles. John Cornyn for FBI Director? Did Comey flip the election? THIS WEEK IN RACISM: Voter ID and intimidation certainly affected the election. Jeff Sessions. Mandatory Minimums. Watch 13th by Ava DuVernay and Dear White People. The Revolution is racist? Make America Great Again = Make Public Displays of Overt Racism Ok Again. Liberal colleges didn’t turn conservatives into assholes– Andy talks about going to a conservative college. Guardians of the Galaxy!!! There will be spoilers!
Listening to this podcast is a pre-existing condition. San Antonio Mayor’s race. Bond issues (as in school, parks and library funding, not James). Texas “Show Us Your Papers” law. Dallas police shooting. Standardized testing. Chrissy Snow. German exchange teachers. We finally talk about health care. Religion. Old Testament vs. New Testament. Sexism. Replace all GOP Senators with women. Gerrymandering and the Freedom Caucus. Madison and Hamilton and The Federalist Papers. Guardians of the Galaxy. No Spoilers. Gatekeeping — it’s ok to not see it opening weekend.
We’re back, baby! We feel like <<dermo>>. Andy welcomes our new Russian overlords. We run the first joke of the podcast into the ground. Are we feeling any better? Not really. But rallies give us hope. Let’s see it change things at the ballot box. The San Antonio Mayor’s race.
Comedians vs. the media. Fake news. The media applauding airstrikes on Syria. Bill O’Reilly can go to hell. Props to Shep Smith. Newspapers are getting the job done. Dan Rather. Texas Tribune.
The Handmaid’s Tale. Enjoy is not the right word. Mark can’t enjoy anything anymore because of things like Texas’s “sanctuary cities” bill. We have high hopes that Guardians of the Galaxy will fix that. Concerns about Wonder Woman and if DC is fully supporting it.