Chasing Bernie’s Boys, GOP Traffic Jam and Superbowl Sunday
Welcome to the February 12, 2016 episode of Dead Reckoning Radio! Join host Jay Friesen in the studio as usual with the always lovely and insightful Hadley Heath and the great Dr. Brian Mattson. DR Radio is a weekly podcast helping you intelligently engage with critical cultural moments from a distinctly Christian perspective. We’ve included the full show notes below for you to follow along if you’d like.
On today’s agenda: Girls going to Bernie Sanders rallies only to pick up guys, the GOP Traffic Jam and Superbowl Sunday.
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- Valentine’s day is Sunday! What are you doing?
- Ted Cruz just dropped this hilarious ad: [Roll Clip]
Segment One: Super Bowl
Last Sunday night the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl. As usual, the game itself wasn’t very noteworthy; lots of things surrounding the game generated a lot of excitement.
I had several “What the F did I just watch” moments- most of which I’ve blocked out except Mountain Dew’s “PuppyMonkeyBaby.” The worst creature creation since Jar Jar Binks. Can either of you remember what, exactly, PuppyMonkeyBaby had to do with drinking Mountain Dew?
The only other commercial of note was this ad from Doritos: [Roll Ad]
Naturally, NARAL Pro-Choice America condemned Doritos in the harshest terms for “humanizing” the fetus. Millions of pro-lifers went out and bought Doritos. Who wrote this? What’s NARAL stand for? You guys were throwing that term around
- Hadley: The double-standard on calling out the Left’s extreme views;
- Brian: Pro-lifers are winning. Keep fighting!
Half Time Show—The Onion had a hilarious headline: “Super Bowl Halftime Show Marred by Functioning Sound System.” Anyway, Coldplay teamed up with Bruno Mars and Beyonce. Which I thought was mostly fantastic but they would have it it out of the park at they actually performed “We Are The World.” Anyway, what’s the deal with Beyonce? Her dance routine had something to do with the Black Panthers?
- Hadley: depends on your context/reading of history;
- Brian: Romanticizing history.
Wedding guests in full Highland dress playing bagpipes spark brawl in local fast food restaurant http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/wedding-guests-spark-brawl-in-mcdonalds-after-piping-themselves-into-restaurant-wearing-full-highland-dress-1.923858?
Calum Graham and Allan Gilruth had been at a wedding earlier in the day where one was performing and they decided to pipe themselves into [Broxden, UK McDonald’s.] But other diners were not impressed with the musical accompaniment at 4am and told the duo to pipe down. That led to a heated argument and Graham and Gilruth both threw punches at other diners, leading to two men being injured in the fracas.The two men were fined £630 each after they admitted assault in the wake of the Valentine’s Day wedding.
College Pizza Shop Sting: Raid on local pizza shop reveals drugs, illicit paraphernalia
Segment Two: The Great GOP Traffic Jam
Primary season is upon us, and won’t actually last that long. So it’s our duty to keep you up to date and comment on the state of the Presidential race. In America’s first primary, New Hampshire, businessman Donald Trump won a resounding victory. Shortly thereafter Chris Christie, fresh off his kneecapping of Marco Rubio in the debate, suspended his campaign. Hope it was fun, Chris! In a sadder bit of news, Carly Fiorina likewise threw in the towel.
Hadley, Brian: Let’s start with Fiorina. Reactions?
- What’s your reaction to Christie’s pummeling of Rubio in the debate?
- Do you think the “RubioRobot” meme will continue to stick?
- Can Rubio recover in South Carolina?
- What do you guys make of the race now?
- Is Trump going to run away with this thing?
- What can/should be done to stop him?
- Is Ted Cruz the last hope to save the GOP from itself?
Game of Wit: “Love Is In The Air”
Description: A guy and girl hit it off and he think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
Title: 50 First Dates
Description: A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.
Title: Sleepless in Seattle
Description: A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?
Title: An Affair to Remember
Description: The story of two North Carolina teens are thrown together after he gets into trouble and is made to do community service. She has a secret that might tear them apart.
Title: A Walk to Remember
Description: A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love.
Title: Pretty Woman
Description: A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.
Title: Love Story
Segment Three: The 7th Circle of Hell
As entertaining as the GOP primary race is, it is NOTHING compared to the fun and games on the Democratic side. Senator Bernie Sanders absolutely crushed Secretary Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. I mean, we’re talking Hillary crushing her email servers level crushing.
Most newsworthy is that Clinton trotted out Feminist heroines Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright to rally support. Both of them proceeded to gender-shame Sanders supporters! Steinem said that girls are only going to Sanders rallies to pick up guys (How’s that for respecting females!?), and Albright said there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support Hillary (How’s that for promoting independent thought!?).
- Wow. Hadley, as our resident expert on all women’s issues, what do you say?
Speaking of feminism, Carly Fiorina published a parting shot that seemed aimed directly as Clinton, Steinem, and Albright:
“To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn’t shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.”
- Guys, is that a definition of feminism you’re comfortable with?