Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 154 - The One Where We Record From Platform 9¾!

October 20, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 154, Jenn is gone but we did all the stories so we aren’t technically forgetting her.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Chinnamasta, Hindu goddess from the esoteric tradition of Tantra, hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that those little sex houses, you know the ones with the hole for your dick that people hang on trees all the time, well I learned they’re actually for birds.

Steve’s Lesson

Chinnamasta is one of 10 goddesses from the tradition of Tantra and is nude and self-decapitated, usually standing or seated on a divine copulating couple while holding her own severed head in one hand, a scimitar in the other with three jets of blood spurting from her neck into the mouths of two attendants and the severed head. Oh, My.

The Lesson Jenn Would Have Chosen…

She’s a goddess of contradictions, symbolizing both a life-giver and life-taker, sexual self-control and the embodiment of sexual energy. The legends of Chhinnamasta emphasizes her self-sacrifice – sometimes coupled with a maternal element – sexual dominance, and self-destructive fury.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

THIS WEEK’S BEER

Feisty Blonde Honey Vanilla Blonde – HopFusion Ale Works

  • Thanks, Elizabet!
  • BA Link: n/a
  • BA Rating: http://bit.ly/2yeBgMK
  • ABV: 8.27%
  • Style: Blonde Ale
  • Aaron: 8
  • Shea: 3
  • Steve: 7

THIS WEEK’S SHOW

An Announcement!

Hi all, future-Aaron here,

_Before we get into the body of this week’s show I wanted to add a post-recording update regarding our show’s hosting. We were notified again this week by a few kind listeners that our show — as well as a few others like True Crime GarageThin Air Podcast_ and Court Junkie just to name a few — have again had a problem with bulk downloads of old shows. The error appears to be random and the only commonality we can find is our hosting.

We sincerely apologize for the trouble and frustration.

_Please know that this is not something we’re doing on purpose, or indeed, have __had_ any control over. The fact is, we’re quite frustrated ourselves! So much so, that we set out to change hosts. That change should be, with the airing of this episode, complete. Unfortunately, it wasn’t completed in time to avoid this most recent wave of erroneous downloads.

Going forward we’re hosting our own feed with media hosting provided by a podcast specific file host, which we hope will prevent future errors of this sort.

While it isn’t true for everyone, we have found that the majority of people affected by glitches like this are using Apple’s Podcast App.  We humbly suggest taking a look at Overcast. While Overcast, like all podcast players, is susceptible to this error, we have found it to be less so than the default Apple player. It’s available in the Apple App Store or at Overcast.fm. Overcast also displays chapter markers and unique show artwork, so in addition to being a more stable player, it might also improve your listening experience. Overcast is free to use but does have an In-App subscription to remove a minor ad. We are in no way affiliated with Overcast, we just really like it.

For those who let us know kindly, thank you!

We hope you can look past these frustrating events and continue to enjoy future episodes. Thank you for listening! Now, sit back and enjoy the show!

Round Table Discussion

Patreon!

Voicemails!

  1. From Reb’Ox! – Happy birthday David!
  2. A little Later from David
  3. A drunk dial from… someone …
  4. The second voicemailing…

Socials

@GuitarKevin_ drank the beers so we don’t have to … wait… this blonde’s for you!

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Speaking of Tim, you can find him over on our buddy-show, Atheism 101!

HEADLINES

Damned Illegal Aliens! – http://bit.ly/2yzYLP7

  • The Miami Herald reports that Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a 59-year-old Republican who’s running for the seat currently held by retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), claims that she has had encounters with extraterrestrials who have communicated with her telepathically since the age of seven.
  • During a 2009 interview, Rodriguez Aguilera described being brought aboard a spaceship and having conversations with aliens who let her in on key secrets about their visits to Earth.
  • “I went in,” she explained. “There were some round seats that were there, and some quartz rocks that controlled the ship — not like airplanes.”
  • Among other things, she says the aliens informed her that there is a cave in the island of Malta that contains 30,000 skulls that are “different from humans”; that the world’s “energy center” is located somewhere in Africa; and that the limestone Coral Castle tourist attraction in Florida is actually an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

The War On Men! – http://bit.ly/2x9sw7M

  • Fox News radio host Todd Starnes told listeners at the Values Voter Summit (VVS) that mainstream media discussions about “toxic masculinity” are parts of a “war on men” that aims to “criminalize masculinity.”
  • In his address to VVS, which is hosted by the anti-LGBT Religious Right group Family Research Council, Starnes complained about the Boy Scouts of America’s recent decision to allow young women to participate in the organization.
  • “It’s not just a war on boys. It’s a war on men. And there are those in this country that want to feminize men. They want to criminalize masculinity,” Starnes said.

HL3 – Where are they now? Bigot Edition – http://bit.ly/2zmBqQ3

  • Four-times married adulterer Kim Davis is once again teaming up with the Liberty Counsel, who laughably claimed in 2015 that 100,000 Peruvians had gathered in a Lima soccer stadium to pray while she was jailed for defying the Supreme Court.
  • The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:
  • Kim Davis, who shot to international prominence for refusing to sign same-sex marriage licenses as Rowan County Clerk, is on a nine-day trip to Romania to encourage adoption of a law against gay marriage.
  • Davis is in Romania with Harry Mihet, Liberty Counsel’s vice president of legal affairs and chief litigation counsel. A news release from the Orlando-based Liberty Counsel said that more than three million Romanian citizens have signed a petition asking for the nationwide referendum defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The nation’s population is about 20 million.
  • The petition has been unanimously approved by Romania’s Constitutional Court and is awaiting final approval in its Senate before a public vote can occur, according to Liberty Counsel. Davis and Mihet are holding conferences in Romania’s largest cities, according to the release. The two have already met with two Archbishops of the Orthodox Church.

THIS WEEK’S STORIES

Bullshit Museum – http://bit.ly/2ztIACR

  • Billionaire president of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, has sunk a half-Billion (that’s a big B) dollars into this project
  • Fucking thing is 430,000 square feet (about 4 super Walmarts) and is located just two block south of the National Mall in Washington DC.
  • Set to open on Nov. 17, the place bills itself as a non-partisan, non-sectarian and educational facility for people of all faiths or no faith.
  • In the beginning though (hehe), its declared mission was, “to bring to life the living word of God, to tell its compelling story of preservation, and to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible”
  • That was changed in 2013 to, “We exist to invite all people to engage with the Bible. We invite Biblical exploration through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits.”
  • There have some issues in the process of getting the vast collection of biblical texts and artifacts in place. In July, Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a $3Mil. fine and to forfeit thousands of smuggled ancient Iraqi artifacts that were reportedly destined for the museum including up to 300 small clay tablets, bearing inscriptions in the cuneiform script.
  • While we should withhold judgement on the content of the place until it’s opened and available to the public (for free, by the way, although a $15 donation is recommended), we also need to keep in mind that Green believes the bible as historical fact and Hobby Lobby calls itself a “biblically founded business” which fought in court to prevent having to provide contraceptives to its employees.

Cryptic Christ Cash!– http://bit.ly/2ze71TU

From the faith peddlers who brought you ATM-style donation trays and terrible soul-saving crisps comes the next step in spiritual virtualization! The Crypto-Christ-Coin.

Nope. That’s not a typo.

We’ll teach you everything you need to know about buying, selling, and understanding your very own digital deity dollars on Patreon.com/W4W!

Patreon Witchcraft!

“Christian Hogwarts” academy teach kids “good” magic – http://bit.ly/2zeITAL

  • The Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, in Redding, has drawn students from all over the world.
  • It promises to teach students how to spot a “true prophet” as well as how to perform miracles

Find out how that all went right now at Patreon.com/W4W!

NEXT WEEK’S BEER

True Blonde Ale – Ska Brewing

Thanks, Tim & Keith, you guys are amazing!

  • BA Link:http://bit.ly/2wUS9IJ
  • BA Rating: 21.5%
  • RateBeer: overall 22/50, scoring 29/50 for the style. For a weighted average of 2.83/5
  • RateBeer Link: http://bit.ly/2zf2Gj9
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • Style: American Blonde Ale

FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED

The Real-Life Hogwarts Express Just Rescued a Family Stranded in Scotland – http://ti.me/2yzG2D1

BONUS CAT VIDEO

  • Eminem rips Trump: https://t.co/zoS0wEwjQF
  • Marvel’s The Punisher | Official Trailer 2 – http://bit.ly/2yC0PGm
  • DENALI 4K on Vimeo – http://bit.ly/2x9f9ob
  • Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU
  • The Threat of Objects Lost in Space – https://youtu.be/hWhQ0HoOEV0
  • The New Mutants – https://youtu.be/bu9e410C__I

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 153 - The One Where We Offer Advice You Shouldn’t Take!

October 13, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show Episode 153, we’re battening down the hatches, boarding up the windows, and hiding under our beds because it’s Friday the 13th!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Kalfu, the Haitian god of curses, bad luck, and misfortune, hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that if you suspect a gas leak at home, locate it by striking a match in each room until a loud explosion reveals the source of the escaping gas.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia? According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, fear of Friday the 13th affects between 17 and 21 million Americans.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

Also, really, don’t look that one up!

This Week’s Beer

Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Thanks RW

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2yeBfsa
  • BA Rating: 24.5%
  • Untappd: 3.36 / 5
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • Style: American Pale Ale
  • Aaron: 2
  • Jenn: 5
  • Shea: 4
  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Patreon

New Patron, Jason (Moorhens). Perfect timing for Friday the 13th.

iTunes My 2 favorite things Atheism and Beer!

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These guys have managed to bring together beer and atheism in a single podcast without going over the top in either subject. I’m getting tired of the "ranting" Atheist podcasts and these guys have the right balance - well done!Captain Fresh (Melbourne, Oz)

Socials

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Show Biz

Jenn is mad at Steve’s plagiarism ;)

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Headlines

HL1 - The Cake Is a Lie - http://bit.ly/2yfhFMA

Finally, we can sleep in peace knowing we’re not living in the Matrix!

  • Scientists have discovered that it’s impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer.
    • What that means is that we’re probably not living in a computer simulation.
  • Theoretical physicists Zohar Ringel and Dmitry Kovrizhin (Two very smart dudes who we have the utmost respect for! But don’t lie, you chuckled ;) ) from the University of Oxford and the Hebrew University in Israel applied Monte Carlo simulations (computations used to generate probabilities) to quantum objects moving through various dimensions and found that classical systems cannot create the mathematics necessary to describe quantum systems. They showed this by proving that classical physics can’t erase the sign problem, a particular quirk of quantum Monte Carlo simulations of gravitational anomalies (like warped spacetime, except in this case the researchers used an analog from condensed matter physics).

HL2 - Russiant Green Is People http://wapo.st/2yeSklT

  • Investigators believe that a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them in jars filled with saline solution.
  • At times, the couple tried to turn soldiers at the military academy where they worked into unwitting cannibals, slipping “canned human meat” into their food.
  • City police have arrested the couple — Natalia Baksheeva and her husband, 35-year-old Dmitry Baksheev — who authorities say may be responsible for the deaths or disappearances of as many as 30 people in the city of 750,000 in the southwestern tip of Russia, about five hours from Sochi. So far, Baksheev has been charged with one count of murder, and the investigation is ongoing.
    • If all the killings are confirmed, the couple would rank among the country's worst serial killers.
  • The investigation started Sept. 11, according to the Moscow Times, when crews repairing a road found a discarded cellphone. It still worked, so they swiped through the photos.
  • What they found made them dash to a police station. On the phone were “photos of a man with different parts of a dismembered human body in his mouth,”

HL3 - Smells Like Basic Booze - http://bit.ly/2y7nrAy

  • A Baltimore high school was evacuated and five people were taken to a hospital on Thursday in a hazmat scare that turned out to be a pumpkin spice air freshener.
  • The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School wrote on its website that a “strange odor” was detected on the third floor at 2:30 p.m.
  • “It was a smell that they certainly weren’t used to,” Bill Heiser, the school’s president, told the Baltimore Sun. “It appeared to be getting stronger.”
  • The school was evacuated, with emergency medical teams treating some people on the scene as the Baltimore City Fire Department’s hazmat unit investigated the odor.
  • “Five members of our community were transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure,” the school said.
  • The odor was traced to a plug-in aerosol air freshener with a pumpkin spice scent.
  • “It’s better safe than sorry,” Baltimore fire spokesman Roman Clark told the newspaper.

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Story

Since it’s October, already full of creepy fun, and an air date of Friday the 13th, I thought I’d tell you all a bit about the date that brought us everyone’s favorite hockey-mask accessorized horror icon.

The exact origin of why Friday the 13th is considered the unluckiest day on the Gregorian calendar and Western superstition is not agreed upon. Its earliest origins seem to date back to the Middle Ages, when a superstition arose around the number of people present at the last supper and Jesus’ crucifixion said to have fallen on a Friday.

Another popular theory suggests that the day has been associated with misfortune since 1307, when on a Friday the 13th, the French king gave the orders to arrest hundreds of Knights Templar. However, this is dubious history at best, and seems to be more of a Dan Brown-type ‘fact’.

More...ah, reputable sources peg the start of the fear sometime in the later 19th or early 20th century. In fact, some historians believe that is all started with a mystery novel. In 1907 when Thomas Lawson published the novel, ‘Friday the 13th.’ Unfortunately, it’s setting is not an idyllic summer camp, because Jason in a turn of the century period piece would be amazing!

Anyway, if you’re curious, it’s about a stockbroker who uses the fear of the titular date to create a financial panic.

A few fun facts about the day:

  • In 1995 Finland has selected one Friday the 13th out of the year to be a National Day of Safety & Accident Awareness.
  • Alfred Hitchcock was born on Friday the 13th 1899.
  • In the script, Jason Voorhees was originally named ‘Josh’.
  • The famous 1972 Chilean plane crash that resulted in survivors being forced to eat other before 16 were rescued happened on Friday the 13th.
  • Tupac Shakur died on this day in 1996, 6 days after being shot multiple times in a drive by.
  • In 1976, New Yorker Daz Baxter was apparently so afraid of Friday the 13th he decided the safest place to stay was his bed. Mr Baxter was killed when the floor of his apartment block collapsed that day.
  • In 1993 a British Medical Journal study claimed there was a “significant” increase in incidences on a Friday the 13, but the author of the study later confessed it was “a bit of fun” as traditional in the Christmas edition. (So fucking around in peer-reviewed journals has been around for awhile now.)
  • It’s estimated the world loses between $700 million and $800 million every Friday the 13th because of people's refusal to travel (mainly flying), purchase major items or conduct business.
  • March 1964: The “Good Friday” earthquake wasn’t actually so good. It remains the largest earthquake in North American history, killing 131 people near Prince William Sound.
  • And finally, I can’t have a list like this without a true crime tidbit! One of NYC’s most brutal and notorious murders took place on Friday, March 13, 1964. It became the textbook example of ‘the bystander effect’ when 28 yr old Kitty Genovese was attacked multiple times, sexually assaulted and murdered by Winston Moseley. This all took place outside of her apartment building with multiple (something close to 30) witnesses. The attacks (3 in total) spanned at least 30 minutes and resulted in at least 14 stab wounds before she finally died in a stairwell. The attacker was scared off twice by lights and shouts from neighbors, but no one came to aid Kitty so Moseley returned each time. Several residents said they “didn’t want to get involved”, and a scathing NY Times article caused outrage across the country. On a somewhat more positive note, recent investigations have shown the apathy of the neighbors was not nearly as pervasive as believed.

Patreon Story

"It would be a shame if there were no more mascots from now on,"

Yes, it would, sad shark man, yes it would. But you can support Waiting 4 Wrath on http://patreon.com/w4w and make sure that our lovely mascot, Shea, stays in his fur!

Seriously, yeti fur is crazy valuable. We shave him at night and sell it sometimes. 
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These People Suck! - http://bit.ly/2yhUmzU

 

This is one of those stories where assholes do asshole things. We didn't air it when we recorded it because assholes.
That said, there are a few laughs in there and as a member of http://patreon.com/w4w you get to hear special things. Like our... nearly accurate... retelling of the story... of these assholes.

Next Week's Beer

Episode 154, airing Oct 20th!

Feisty Blonde Honey Vanilla Blonde - HopFusion Ale Works

Thanks, Elizabet

  • BA Link: n/a
  • BA Rating: http://bit.ly/2yeBgMK
  • ABV: 8.27%
  • Style: Blonde Ale

Faith In Humanity Restored

10 Year-Old Violinist Raises Money for Hurricane-Affected Pets at Austin City Limits Festival http://bit.ly/2yfkH3p

I did a quick Google but didn’t turn anything up... If anyone know’s where one can donate to him online let the show know and we’ll share it!

  • Austin, Texas. As tens of thousands of people geared up for this year’s Austin City Limits festival, one kid in particular was more nervous than anyone else. Ten year-old Jackson was due to play his favorite violin all weekend. But not just because he dreams of becoming a musical maestro. Oh no.
  • “I really love pets,” Jackson says, “and I really love animals, and I want to help them out. Now they don’t have their families anymore,” he went on. “And they need new families.”
  • Other kids were raising at the festival too. Like the pupils of Austin High School. The school rented out their parking lot for $40 a space. A neat idea that bolstered the school’s music department nicely.
  • Renee has volunteered at the fundraising event every year that her son has attended the school. The money that is raised usually goes towards things like buying instruments, taking on consultants and paying for travel expenses.
  • “I think every year we raise between $9,000-$10,000,” she continued. “All of that goes straight to the band. Several organizations get to participate. So today is the band fundraiser, last night was theater and next Saturday will be for the football team.”

Bonus Cat Video

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 152 - The One Shelley Probably Shouldn’t Listen To

October 6, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 152, Our American Girl is gone and the news has us Fooled Again,

But we Won’t Back Down because Even the Losers are Learning To Fly,

Now, grab a beer, Run Down A Dream, and help us test the god hypothesis — because, Mazu, the Chinese patron goddess of seafarers, hasn’t struck us down yet, but The Waiting Is The Hardest Part!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that if you can’t think of a word, just say, “I forgot the English word.”

That way people will think you’re bilingual instead of an idiot.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson as read by Aaron

Did you know that in order to work around the meat-less restrictions of Lent and Fridays, the Catholic church decreed centuries ago the beaver is technically a fish? It’s still on the menu at certain restaurants catering to Catholic’s weird hypocrisy.

But, as a Canadian, I must condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this gross mischaracterization of a truly round, proud, and noble animal!

-A

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

1516 Bayrisch Hell - Privatbrauerei Schwiger

Thanks, T’Boogs!

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2wBquOa
  • BA Rating: N/A
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Style: Munich Helles Lager
  • Aaron: 10
  • Shea: 9
  • Steve: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

We have a few less than jovial comments,

First, our hearts go out to those affected by shootings this weekend. We woke up to the news of Los Vegas and still really haven’t been able to process it all. The same news streams brought news of shootings elsewhere as well, far too many to list here. We were also saddened to hear about the continued plight of those seeking refuge from Myanmar and similar countries.

RIP Tom Petty. In case you missed it in our intro, we’re saddened by his passing.

New patron, Brian!

Thank you for all the new Facebook likes. Jenn especially, but we too all are amazed by our fans.

Speaking of listeners, here’s a voicemail from Mr. BiblePants!

We also got a beer review from Heebie-Jebus, you might have seen his score in last weeks show docs, but he had the following to say

Finally, we got a note from a listener that quite correctly took us to task for behaving like 12-year-olds when we do a show without Jenn. And yeah, she’s not wrong, so we’re gonna make a level effort at not being rude-bros, let us know how it goes...

There are no new iTunes reviews, so if you want to help us out and don’t have the scratch to patronize us leave us a 5-star review! Alternatively, as you gear up to do your holiday shopping - yeah, we’re like Walmart now - you can visit waiting 4 wrath.com and click the Amazon widget! It’s a great way to help us out without costing you a penny!

Headlines

HL1 - Raiders of The Lost Womb - http://bit.ly/2yKHFge

  • Science has progressed to the point that at least three UK women could be offered wombs through a new charity-funded programme launching within a year, allowing them to give birth naturally.
  • Sweden has already seen success in ‘uterine transplantation’.
  • Since 2014, at least five babies have been born to womb-less women, after they received donor wombs in a series of operations at Gothenburg University in Sweden.
  • Of course, this was begun in Sweden, a much more progressive country, but moving into parts of the UK is a great sign that trans women may find it easier to become mothers.

HL2 - Homeopathetic Maybe. - http://bit.ly/2z1Czx0

  • Much of homeopathy has been discredited over time: we usually don’t bleed people to cure them or ingest powdered mummy parts. However, so http://bit.ly/2z1Czx0 me “medical practitioners” still employ some equally ludicrous treatments.
  • A bit of homeopathy backstory: “Homeopathy describes an entire system of alternative medicine devised by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 based on a “like cures like” principle. Essentially, Hahnemann believed that something can cure a sick person if it causes similar problems in healthy people. This may sound similar to, but is nothing like vaccines, weakened microbes used to train the body’s immune system.”
  • Often homeopathic remedies aren’t harmful in and of themselves. They are diluted so heavily into water, teas, tinctures that any effect is generally chalked up to placebo. However, using an internet powder rather than a cancer treatment is, of course, moronic.
  • Last week, the European Academies Science Advisory Council issued a statement: After reviewing the research out there, they determined that there’s no robust, reproducible evidence backing homeopathy’s effectiveness for any of the diseases it’s supposed to treat.
  • Now, the European scientists don’t want to ban homeopathic medicines outright. Rather, they’d like to ensure that consumers are better informed and that vendors are upfront about the evidence backing the products’ effectiveness.
  • Baby steps.

HL3 - The Crocodile Whisperer - http://bit.ly/2yLjZZ1

  • A mystic who claimed to have the power to control crocodiles has died after apparently being dragged underwater by one of the reptiles.
  • The man, named by local media as Suprianto, was searching for the body of another man - also mauled by crocs - when it happened.
  • Horrifying footage shows the shaman trying to escape from the crocodile's jaws after being attacked in a lake in East Kalimantan province, Indonesia.
  • He was in the Muara Jawa estuary trying to find the body of a man named Arjuna, who had been dragged underwater while he was sunbathing the previous day.
  • Suprianto was singing mantras as the reptile apparently pulled him down, witnesses said.Police Chief Fadillah Zulkarnaen said: "I think he was dragged by a croc under the water and then ran out of oxygen.

"From the pictures I’ve seen, his body is still intact, his arms and legs are still there."

This Week’s Stories

Special K is for Cock! Patron Cock. http://bit.ly/2yLHCRa

How does one sneak MDMA into a rave? Answer These questions and more on this weeks http://patreon.com/w4w episode of Waiting 4 Wrath!

 

NFL Killing Field-goals - http://bit.ly/2yLwofF

“I told you the NFL was out of the bowels of hell and nothing more than a propaganda machine with mindless sheep who are brainwashed every night of the week with the alpha, gamma, theta waves, the delta waves lulling people into trances, slipping people into mass hypnosis. That’s declassified, folks. High-level mind control projects have been exposed, it’s on record. TV, that noise box, is the most disgusting invention ever made.

“I think the NFL is pure evil. It’s anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-patriot, anti-constitutional, anti-gun, anti-American for sure. These new NFL policies are straight out of the Pol Pot regime. In some stadiums, women can’t even enter into the same entrance as men and children.

“Talk about your FEMA camp training. That’s right, the NFL is an extension of the TSA, the DHS, the globalist agenda and FEMA. Every NFL stadium is a FEMA camp in hiding.”

Yep. All of those words were used in what someone thought was a coherent argument. Just let that sink in.

Also these people can and do vote.

So...

Yeah.

The voodoo that Anata ga Yaru - hhttp://bit.ly/2z1wO2e

TOKYO - On the morning of Sept 26 in Tokyo, schoolchildren on their way to a day of learning and play at Edogawa Elementary School were crossing a pedestrian land bridge. However, hanging from the railing was a little doll made of straw along wi th a note which read “All you brats jump from here and die.” In Japan, straw dolls ( waraningyo) are used in a somewhat similar fashion to a voodoo doll, in that they are both effigies used to summon a curse upon people.

That someone is believed to be 41 -year-old Takeshi Inaba who lives near the school. According to the police, Inaba confessed to inflicting the curse saying: “Those kids running wild in the park are too noisy.”

Inaba is facing charges of criminal intimidation which, considering his supernatural method, seems a little excess. It should be noted that Inaba is also suspected of several cases of graffiti which read “Kids are too noisy!” on benches and the toilet of the local park where students are known to play. He is also believed to have sent over 30 letters to staff and parents of Edogawa Elementary School bad-mouthing them about their inability to control those “noisy kids.” So while he probably won’t get hit with the full force of the law, the suspect may have a date with a mental health examiner in store.

Next Week's Beer

Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Thanks RW

Faith In Humanity Restored

First Gay Couple Legally Marries In Germany! - http://bit.ly/2yL3IDA

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  • 0:02:38 - This Week's Beer - 1516 Bayrisch Hell
  • 0:09:06 - Round Table
  • 0:15:42 - HL1 - Science Wombs
  • 0:21:58 - HL2 - Homiopathetic
  • 0:29:07 - HL3 - The Gator Whisperer
  • 0:37:05 - NFL Killing Fieldgoal
  • 0:45:25 - Angry Man Yells At Clouds
  • 0:51:33 - Next Week's Beer - Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale
  • 0:53:17 - Faith In Humanity Restored
  • 0:58:14 - Outro
  • 0:58:39 - Outtakes

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 151 - The One Where Frida Rescues Our Crabs!

September 29, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 151, happy dogs ride-share a vag-share for a quarter of a dino pussy.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ru Shou, the messenger of the Chinese sky-god and totem of the West and Autumn hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that “leave room for Jesus” is either an age-old Catholic trope or really freaky threesome instruction.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

I’m Jenn, and in honor of the recent Autumn Equinox, did you know that (since the sun shines directly on the equator during this time) an enormous “snake of sunlight” is said to slither down the stairs of the Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza in Mexico?

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Gold - Perrin Brewing Company

From Heebie Jebus!

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2yh4eci
  • BA Rating: 83
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Style: American Blonde Ale
  • Heebie-Jeebus: 5
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 7
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Updated iTunes review:

Shea is my spirit animal

From Recovering Catholic.

RATING: ★★★★★

In honor of the 150th episode, I felt the need to update my review. Jenn, Shea, Aaron, and Steve have an awesome show to listen to. Big Gay Jim is always a pleasant guest when he arrives for the shenanigans. As I said before it truly makes the Friday night feeding of 3 horses, 3 goats, 14 chickens, 3 ducks, and my two dogs truly enjoyable. Here is to another 150 episodes.

Jenn here, so we’re getting really close to 500 likes on Facebook!

If you enjoy listening to us and want to do something easy to show your love, could I ask you to please go on FB if you haven’t already and like our page? Since we just hit the epic 150 episode milestone, it’ll mean a lot to me, the FB page overseer, to hit 500 likes. Puhleeese! (if we pass 500, let’s just keep it going!!)

Don’t forget to check out Waiting4Wrath.com for cool shirts, hoodies and our Amazon widget that will let you do your usual Amazon shopping and donate to us without spending an extra penny!

Of course, you can always visit patreon.com/w4w to support the show and get longer cuts!

Headlines

HL1 - Dos Uberfappen - http://bit.ly/2wUVDe9

In the least of the worst actions by any recent political candidates, I present Democrat Frank Scurlock. He’s currently in the running for Mayor of New Orleans. In a now hilariously ironic turn of phrase, his campaign motto is: ‘Make New Orleans Fun Again’.

Why is Frank in the news, and in a not completely atrocious way? Glad you asked: he is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly masturbating during an Uber ride in California this past February.

“The Uber driver told police and prosecutors she was driving on a freeway near Santa Monica when she heard sounds coming from the back_ _seat, where Scurlock was sitting, White told The New Orleans Advocate Friday as he read from the driver’s statement. Inferring that Scurlock was masturbating, the driver pulled over and opened the door, White said.

When she did, she allegedly found Scurlock with his pants around his ankles, his shirt pulled up and his erect penis in his hand, White said referencing the driver’s statement.”

The driver then went to a gas station to call the police, an opportunity that Scurlock allegedly used to flee the scene. Police then went to Scurlock’s hotel, and the driver identified him from a photo line-up, Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White told the paper.

Oh, also, Scurlock is most well know as his family invented bouncy castles. Make of that what you will.

HL2 - Frida Rescues Mexico City - http://ti.me/2wUVI1r

Our headlines aren’t always the most uplifting of stories. For example, Central Mexico was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Sept 19th, which has left at minimum close to 300 people dead and an untold amount of physical and commercial destruction. In addition, as of Saturday the 23rd another mag. 6 has hit as well.

Times such as these are, of course, tragic but often show the strength of the human spirit. But I’m not here to talk about people as a group. I am here to talk about Frida. Frida is a courageous, smart and gorgeous blonde.

This determined, beautiful lady has been working nonstop to help rescue trapped victims, and the number saved so far has not even been tallied, but at least 12 have been found alive and rescued and she has also located over 40 deceased victims.

She has been an image of courage for Mexico’s army. "It's a source of pride to work with Frida.” says serviceman Israel Arauz.

Sadly, at the age of 7, she only has about another year left before her senses begin to decline to the point she will probably be retired.

Oh yeah, Frida’s a yellow Lab. Who rocks a custom pair of goggles to protect her sweet little eyes and a super fly set of booties.

WHO’S A GOOD GIRL???

HL3 - Veggie Dino Crabs - http://bit.ly/2wVdsJP

Just as I personally usually eat little meat, I will destroy an aquatic ecosystem if someone catches/snares/or nets it for me. Well, large herbivorous dinos such as the duck-billed group called hadrosaurs apparently often supplemented their plant diets with sea creatures such as crabs as crayfish.

How does science know this? Whyshit of course! Fossilized dinosaur droppings from Utah now reveal that 75 million years ago the veggiedinos were sneaking into the prehistoric version of Red Lobster. This was done likely to get extra protein and calcium into their bodies before laying eggs, says Karen Chin, a paleontologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. She and her colleagues report the discovery on September 21 in Scientific Reports.

Chin has long hunted for coprolites from herbivorous dinosaurs. In 2007, she reported finding fossilized chunks of rotting wood inside coprolites, between about 80 million and 74 million years old, from the Two Medicine rock formation in Montana. Plant-eating dinosaurs may have chewed the wood in search of insects and other organisms scurrying inside rotting logs, she proposed.

This just goes to prove that pregnancy cravings are real, powerful and predate history.

This Week’s Stories

Share And Share Like A Bike - http://bit.ly/2xtFPkn

Bike-sharing services are doing so well in China, developers decided to take more users on a joy ride—although of another kind.

Adult app Taqu—which means “fun for him” in Chinese—recently rolled out a limited-time “shared girlfriend” service in Beijing, which allowed its 53 million users to have recycled plastic partners delivered to their homes. The company has also adopted ‘Touch’ as its English name.

  • Renting a “girlfriend” for a full 24 hours would take CNY$298 (US$45.20) out of your pocket.
  • For a whole week CNY$1,298 (US$196.90) with a CNY$8,000 (US$1,213.56) deposit.

The app introduced five fully customizable dolls:

  • Russian teenager
  • Greek bikini model
  • Korean housewife
  • Hong Kong racecar cheerleader
  • US Wonder Woman

The dolls’ lower parts are changed for every customer:

"Please remove the lower parts before returning. After the lower parts are cleaned, the doll can be used repeatedly."

The service was suspended abruptly after authorities received complaints that Taqu had been promoting shared girlfriends in public.

“We apologize for the negative impact our ‘shared girlfriend’ project has had on society— especially the online environment—ahead of the significant meeting.”

Buddhists And Their Crabs - http://bit.ly/2xsLFlY

In 2015, Zhixiong Li and Ni Li, two Buddhists animal lovers, took £5,000 worth of crabs and lobsters — more than 700 creatures in all — and released them into the English Channel.

Unfortunately, they're an invasive species now threatening the entire ecosystem. A problem local officials are still dealing with to this day.

The two Buddhists were handed a £15,000 fine this week for their irresponsible faith-based actions.

The irony here is that the Buddhists, by acting on their pro-animal rights position, may be guilty of killing off countless sea creatures through their actions.

Driving Mrs. Dumbsy - http://bit.ly/2xtuHUs

Instant Update!

Since this was recorded SA has decided to be a little less shit to women living there by allowing them to... drive! Check out this and other stories on our facebook page: http://bit.ly/2wV98dH

Saudi Arabian cleric Saad al-Hijri, who is the “head of the religious edicts department in the southern province,” said during an “evils of women driving” lecture that women only have a quarter of a brain.

In a video Hijri asked what the traffic department would do it if it discovered a man with only half a brain.

“Would it give him a license or not? It would not. So how can it give it to a woman when she has only half?” he said.

“If she goes to the market she loses another half. What is left? A quarter… We demand the traffic department check because she is not suitable to drive and she has only a quarter.”

Al-Hijri was suspended from leading any religious tasks for an unspecified amount of time. Saudi Arabia forbids controversial speech that doesn’t “serve the national interest,” and even government officials aren’t immune from that.

In the meantime, he’s being mocked mercilessly on Twitter for his remarks. The BBC reports that “an Arabic hashtag that translates in English to ‘Al-Hijri says women have a quarter of a brain’ was used 119,000 times in 24 hours.”

This week’s bonus beer!

Oatsmobile Ale - Bell’s Brewery from Comstock, MI

Available now at http://patreon.com/w4w along with a brand new episode of 4 More Beers!

Thanks, RW!

  • Session Pale Ale Brewed with Oats
  • Untapped rating: 3.56 out of 5
  • ABV - 4.3%
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 5
  • Steve: 6
  • Aaron: 3

Next Week's Beer

Bayrisch Hell - Privatbrauerei Schweiger

Thanks, T’Boogs!

Faith In Humanity Restored

Veteran Uses Horses To Treat Other Combatants With PTSD - http://bit.ly/2xE73qa

Sam Rhodes is no stranger to the toll that war can take on a person’s mental health. He is a retired Army Sergeant who returned from combat in 2005. In that time, he had considered taking his own life and dealt with a multitude of physical and mental repercussions from his time in service.

Mr. Rhodes also knows that 20 veterans die by suicide every day.

“I spent 30 months in combat. It affected me more than most,” Rhodes, 56, told HuffPost. “I considered taking my own life, and I was getting ready to do that. I’m still working through that. It’s a tough battle.”

However, in 2008 he began to spend time working with horses, to distract himself from his inner demons. He said it gave him a new, deeper feeling of peace. A peace he wanted to share with other veterans.

Fast forward a few years and he now owns and operates Warrior Outreach which offers free programs that teach veterans and their loved ones the basics of horse riding and care. He operates out of his ranch in Fortson, Georgia, about 30 miles from Fort Benning Army Base.

It now attracts thousands a year. Some come to ride the 20 miles of trails, work in the barn or train newcomers. Others just to spend time in nature, relaxing with the animals and enjoying the scenery.

“Last year alone, over 16,800 people were touched by our program in some way,” said Rhodes. Between 11 and 20 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD, according to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. The condition can occur after a traumatic or life-threatening experience and may cause prolonged periods of anxiety, jumpiness, bad memories and disturbed sleep.

Rhodes hopes that Warrior Outreach can give soldiers with PTSD the opportunity to rebuild their confidence, reconnect with their families and build new relationships with others who have gone through similar traumas.

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Bonus Cat Video

Chapters

Standard

  • 0:00:30 - Intro - Welcome to W4W!
  • 0:03:02 - This Week's Beer - Gold
  • 0:09:26 - Round Table
  • 0:13:31 - HL1 - Dos Uberfappen
  • 0:21:15 - HL2 - Frida Rescues Mexico City
  • 0:24:33 - HL3 - Veggie Dino Crabs
  • 0:30:30 - Share And Share Like A Bike
  • 0:40:25 - Buddhists And Their Crabs
  • 0:48:07 - Driving Mrs. Dumbsy
  • 0:57:06 - Next Week's Beer - Bayrisch Hell
  • 0:59:07 - Faith In Humanity Restored
  • 1:04:53 - Outro - Thanks 4 Listening!
  • 1:05:33 - Outtakes

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 150 - The One Where #BugsAreForGirls!

September 22, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 150, we somehow made it to 150! Don’t ask questions, just revel in the glory of it.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of divine retribution, vengeance, conquest, and menstruation hasn’t struck us down, we are trying her patience.

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I met a girl with one leg who works at a brewery, she was in charge of the hops.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

I’m Jenn and if anyone was curious, we are celebrating our Sesquicentennial episode! Also, I’ve decided goddess Sekhmet is my girl.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Milk Stout - Duck-Rabbit Brewery

Thanks for Reb’Ox

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eDV2ud
  • BA Rating: 86
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • Style: Milk / Sweet Stout
  • Aaron: 9
  • Jenn: 3
  • Jim: 5
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 7

Episode 150 Beer

Thanks to Keith & Tim!

Von Pilsner - Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Listen now at http://patreon.com/w4w

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eDV2ud
  • BA Rating: 84
  • ABV: 5%
  • Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 7
  • Jim: 7
  • Shea: 10
  • Steve: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

It’s the 150th episode bitches!

iTunes reviews

I love these guys!

By James2529 from UK

A group of good friends reveling in their digressions. Love the Good Gay News, The Goddamn Headlines and the beer reviews. Can Big Gay Jim be my spirit animal? I'd like that.

Voicemails

  • Mr. BiblePants
  • Napkin Pope

Thanks to Heeby-Jeebus for our newest delivered 6-er!

Update: Opal Covey Loses Mayoral Race, God To Destroy City As Punishment

http://bit.ly/2xkEv33

Headlines

HL1 - Planet X Rides Again - http://bit.ly/2ygT07j

150 Is Our Last Show If This Headline Is Right...

  • According to YouTube doom videos and evangelical websites an astrological constellation on September 23 matches Revelation 12:1–2, which will signal the start of the Rapture and second coming of Christ.
  • The passage reads:
    "And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth."
  • Conspiracy theorists claim the woman in question is Virgo, and on September 23, the sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, now being said to represent the Messiah.
  • This happens every 12 years, but they claim because of another planetary alignment, representing "the Lion of the tribe of Judah", it is an unprecedented event foretold in scripture.
  • One main purveyor of the theory is Christian conspiracy theorist David Meade, who also predicts a mythological planetary system known as Planet X or Nibiru will appear in the sky on September 23.
  • By profession, David Meade is a research scientist, holding a master's degree in statistics, his background in research and experimental design has enabled him to develop a unique and powerful approach to Pinewood Derby racing. He also enjoys model rocketry and astronomy.
    “The 12 stars at that date include the nine stars of Leo, and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus and Mars – which combine to make a count of 12 stars on the head of Virgo. “Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker.”
  • Fortunately for us, NASA says the Planet X theory is a hoax, and no such system exists or will pass the Earth.

HL2 - Fuck this Guy - http://bit.ly/2yhcVDh

Ohio Mayor, Richard Keenan, Wants You To Know That He Really, Really Loves Jesus!

  • Keenan said the opportunity for government service should make officials want to do their best. “It’s not about me … it’s about serving the people,” He also brings another element to the office. “I’m a Christian. Dedicating my life to Jesus has changed my life,” he said. “Don’t preach it, but live it”
  • It states that after Keenan voluntarily admitted himself into a Warren psychiatric facility after his release from Trumbull, he told a social worker “he was feeling suicidal because he had been molesting the child victim for approximately the past two years.” It states that during those discussions, Keenan blamed the victim for initiating the acts and called her a “willing participant.”
  • But because some of those confessions could be considered privileged, prosecutors may have trouble getting them into evidence. In Ohio, however, if a spouse wants to testify against their partner, they are allowed to do so.
  • Keenan, who pleads not guilty to the charges despite his confession, will begin his trial next April. He’s currently free on $75,000 bond. Jesus still loves him.

This Week’s Stories

Yeti Attractant spray - http://bit.ly/2xm98Wb

  • Allie Megan Webb of North Carolina has created a brand new super product
  • The Proprietor of Happy Body Care is now offering Bigfoot Spray (Yeti spray?)
  • Now don’t get excited, this isn’t like bear spray at all, this spray is an attractant so you can get that elusive fucker to come out into the open, where you can get a good, clear photo of him/her.
  • She said it’s been field tested by the “research” group, Bigfoot 911, and they had a sighting in August which made the news.
  • “I think that’s enough to say it can attract a Bigfoot,” says Webb. “To attract a Bigfoot, you need a smell that is woodsy enough to keep from scaring him off. But slightly different enough to make him curious, and come to investigate.”
  • But, a tourist from Minnesota and Bigfoot blogger, Gawain MacGregor, claimed the sighting was actually just him in the woods in a goofy fursuit re-enacting a tradition from the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Jenn’s Magic School Bus!

W4W’s Current Adventures in the PAST!

Alright kids, 150 is the number of today’s show, AND it’s apparently magic so let’s get together and explore what that may mean by...TRAVELING 150 YRS INTO THE PAAAAAST!

That’s right! We’re hitting the road through space and time. Please don’t ask questions or think about this too hard.

So welcome aboard the VW4W Magically Wrathful Bus. We’re like Cheech & Chong but with beer! We didn’t ask your parents for permission and we make no promises that this shit is at all historically accurate.

Or that you will survive.

NOW, with that out of the way, let’s set our sights and instruments to 1867…

Well, shit, this was a bumpy, angry ride and almost immediately we lost air conditioning. I am suddenly wearing a dress with stockings and fucking petticoats. I immediately hate this...but in the interest of historicity and episode length, we must carry on. Also thank Athena, prohibition hasn’t happened yet.

Alright fellas, here we are, watching 1867 flying past us in a collage of backwards beliefs, glimmers of hope and a TOTAL lack of antiperspirant.

So guys, any idea of what we may be seeing on this journey through 1867?

Thoughts, fears?

Stops for brothels?

Oh shit, and here we are right out of the gate, in the midst of some shit. According to our instruments it’s January 8th

Standing in muddy roads of our national capital we see African American men gathered, as they are the first to be granted the right to vote in D.C. This is happening despite the veto of the current president

Andrew Johnson - Andy Penis Face for those in the know.

Don’t get comfy, the VW4W magic alarm is going off!

February 3rd

Teenagers in our 21st century days feel they have a helluva time, but Prince Mutsuhito, 14, has just become the Emperor Meiji of Japan. No word on his sense of existential angst. However Westerners have only recently been allowed extremely limited access to Japan thanks to Bakmatsu, the final years of the Edo period when the Tokugawa Shogunate ended. Between 1853 and 1867 Japan ended its isolationist foreign policy... However things are still very feudal, so someone get Shea and Steve to the bus without comment. NOW.

And now, back to ‘Merica.

Oh ok, cool, this actually works out. We’re in the final frontier, the land of the midnight sun, and nearly 100 years before the most attractive Captain Planet villain Sarah Palin is born.

Yep! We’re in Alaska.

March 30

Did you know that 1867 is the time of Seward’s Folly?

This is when the US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 - or, bluntly, 2 cents an acre.

Ok, that’s great and all but I’m aggressively steering this vehicle more southward, because these fucking stockings are NOT insulated ... and …. now ... we find ourselves in...goddamnit, Alabama.

DAMN IT!

Who do I need to blow for motherfuckin’ Google Maps???!!!

Steve and Shea were quick to offer, but if you really need those sweet, sweet directions right now it’s Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen who’ll really need the attention. The brothers created the software that would be acquired and rebranded as Maps by Google in 2004.

But then, Jens also had a hand in Google Wave, so maybe no blowjobs for him…

April 1st

Oh wait, this is actually pretty amazing. Did you guys know that this date is the first time African-Americans were allowed to vote in a municipal election?

I guess that’s why we are in Tuscumbia, AL.

Also, dear goddess I would murder for bar a of Secret.

Ok, all back aboard the Wrathful VW4W Bus for our next adventure…in jolly ole England!

May 20th

Eh, that was a shit-lump of a stop, however, I did get to spin some sweet donuts in the lawn of the British Parliament as they had just dismissed John Stuart Mills’ proposal to grant women’s suffrage in Britain.

C’Mon guys!!

Thrills 4 Mills! Thrills 4 Mills! Thrills 4 Mills!

Let’s flash some skin!! Because those living corpses in Parliament need it!

Mid-June

OMG you guys, hush. We’re outside of a Kentucky Western Union for a good reason. Shut up. Shea, I’m still wearing petticoats. I realize it’s the middle of the night, but it actually for a good reason.

Ok, see the young dude though the windows?

Smug and arrogant looking? Just watch...for a just bit….YES!! Did you see that??

Mr. Imma-Steal-Tesla’s-Ideas was working with a lead-acid battery when he spilled sulfuric acid onto the floor. It ran between the floorboards and onto his boss's desk below.

And that is how 19 year old Thomas Edison was fired… out of a canon… into the sun.

Back in the bus, I think the fumes are getting to us!

Ok, Aaron, what are you doing? WHY ARE YOU PUSH…..well, dammit?

Oh for the love of the fuck, where are we?

What are we….Oh shit. Ok fine. I hope you’re happy, Aaron…

September 28th

Toronto becomes the capital of the Ontario. And the boys eat fried potatoes and gravy. Everyone is polite and hurray. Trudeau isn’t even close to being born.

AND I’m still in fucking stockings.

November

Gosh, you guys, Sweden is really lovely. Even the sheep seem to shit out of the way of our path.

sniff, sniff

But…. Does anybody smell something...weird? Like burning... bad stuff?

Well, looking at our time dial it’s... FUCK!!!

Alfred Nobel is experimenting with his soon to be patented Dynamite! Get to the bus!

Gasp Well that was stupid close. Seriously, it’s gotta be December right?

The holidays should be making things more joyful...and can I GET THE FUCK out of these inhuman stockings?!!

Anybody know where we are or what day it is?

Steve: It seems to be Dec 18th

Shea: Wicked! We can get home by Santy Clausy time!! My wife make me cookies and snuggles!

Jenn: Um...so, where are we?

Aaron: That sign near the railroad tracks says, ‘Angola New York, 5 miles’.

Well...I hate to tell you guys but we’re currently awaiting what will be known as the ‘Angola Horror’. It’s a train consisting of four baggage cars, one-second class car and three first-class cars that ran into poorly designed railway structure at dangerously high speeds and cost 50 fifty people their lives. The people in the last car...well, they plunged 40 feet into an icy gorge, landing at a 45-degree angle, with the passengers all thrown together at the bottom. The stove from the other end of the car fell upon them and released hot coals. The carriage immediately caught fire, the fuel from the kerosene lamps fueling the flames, so… yeah, rough night.

Anyway, I vote we turned this Magic Wrathful VW4W around and enjoy our 150th episode in our relatively safe and kinda gross studio. Plus I’m wearing shorts there.

Patreons With A Eh

Ozone Therapy Is Bullshit - http://patreon.com/w4w

For this 150th episode special, I’m going to try to go full Skeptics with a K, for a segment I’m calling Skeptics with an “eh” … because I don’t have a real name for it yet, I’m Canadian, I’m not where near an expert at this or anything else so take it all with a health “eh” … and that rhymes.

 

Next Week's Beer

Shit. We drank 151’s announced beer...

Let’s do another beer!

Gold - Perrin Brewing Company

From Heebie-Jebus!

Faith In Humanity Restored

8-Year-Old Bullied For Her Love of Bugs Just Got Her First Scientific Publication - http://bit.ly/2ygSuWS

#BugsAreForGirls

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Bonus Cat Video

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 149 - The Where We Fight Bears On Death Word!

September 15, 2017
00:0000:00

 

In this week’s show, episode 149, we get lightsomer and delightsomer as we put our bears on easy-mode in preparation for the coming apocalypse.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Juracán (the Taíno (Tay-no) god of hurricanes.) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that a tray of brownies is just one big brownie of you don't cut it. Also sorry wife for eating your birthday brownie…

Steve standing in for Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Juracán is the name given by the Spanish to Taíno (natives of Puerto Rico, Cuba, et al) Zemi or deity of chaos and disorder believed to control the weather, particularly hurricanes. It actually means storms and according to the Taíno mythology, it was the goddess created the storms. Also, Juracán became the Spanish word huracánm and the English word Hurricane.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

From t’Boogs

Altenmunster - Urig Wurzig

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eEcZJf
  • BA Rating: 82
  • ABV: 4.9%
  • Style: Munich Helles Lager
  • Aaron: 7
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 7

The Golden One | High Hops Brewery

Donated By: RW
Available on http://patreon.com/w4w

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2eSSchr
  • BA Rating: 82
  • Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer
  • ABV: 6.3%
  • Aaron: 7 
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Welcome back to our regularly scheduled show!

We’d appreciate any feedback on last week’s show. These clip shows aren’t something we’re going to be doing a lot of, but when we’re sick, traveling or otherwise indisposed they’re a good way for us to keep content coming out on time.

Anyway, we need to dive into thanking our amazing patrons! First off, John, Joshua & Steve are this week's best people!

If you want to rock it like they do, visit http://patreon.com/w4w

We got a voicemail from Reb’ox!

And one from Keegan!

iTunes Reviews

5-star review By David the Oxford

A toast to good beers and an even better podcast. Thanks for providing laughter during a time when it is greatly needed. David the ox.

Raise a glass to this podcast!

By: Rebel*Ox

If you love to share a_ _beer with a group of fun, smart friends.... this is the podcast for you! Continues to be a favorite!

Finally, our next episode will be 150!

It’s not exactly the most celebrated number in podcasting but it was the one that Shea and I arbitrarily picked as a milestone of success in Episode 1 We’re likely to run a little longer that day, maybe drink a few extra beers, and if we’re really into it, some fun looking back. Regardless, it would be great to have some feedback!

We’d love to hear — at (513) 760–0463 — or on the twatters, books of face, etc what your favorite W4W episode or moment is! It would be very satisfying indeed to have a few messages and/or memories to relate next week!

Thank you all!

Headlines

HL1: Fractured but Pointed - http://bit.ly/2xglKzQ

  • Ubisoft's comedy RPG South Park: The Fractured but Whole features various levels of difficulty, from easy to very difficult, much like most games.
  • What's different though is the difficulty affects the color of your character's skin.
  • What's interesting is the easier the difficulty, the lighter your character's skin. Conversely, the harder the difficulty, the darker your character's skin. It means if you want to play The Fractured but Whole on a harder than normal difficulty, you have to play as a person of color.
  • During the process, South Park stalwart Eric Cartman will comment:
    "Don't worry, this doesn't affect combat. Just every other aspect of your whole life."
  • The difficulty of the game affects the amount of money you receive and the way other characters speak to you throughout the course of the game. It is, quite clearly, a social commentary on racism in modern society, and as far as video games go, a pretty effective one.
  • In the last game, The Stick of Truth, players were necessarily boys. The new game also allows you to pick a gender; male, female, other; and if you pick non-male Mr. Macky calls your parents to confirm in a bit of dialog that retcons the genders of the first game. The game then asks if you identify as cisgender or transgender.

HL2: God Damnit Florida…

Florida sheriff begs people to not shoot guns at Irma - http://bit.ly/2eQMs85

  • Florida’s Pasco County police department had to warn residents Saturday to not shoot guns at Hurricane Irma, telling them that firing at the storm “won’t make it turn around.”
  • The trend gained traction after Ryon Edwards and Zeke Murphy created a Facebook event as a joke called “Shoot at Hurricane Irma” out of stress and boredom.
  • As of Sunday morning, 54,000 were marked as “interested” and 27,000 as “going.”
  • When the event time neared, Edwards clarified, “Well guys, it’s here. The moment we’ve been waiting for. It was cool to see the response this got from Facebook. On another note, I’ve learned that about 50 percent of the world could not understand sarcasm to save their lives. Carry on.”

HL3: - Just Tell Them You're White - http://bit.ly/2eRrHsD

Before I even read the headline, let’s play a little game…

Everyone, starting with Jenn; what’s a ridiculous thing you could list on a resume?

I’m going to go with;

“Sugarhouse experience including tapping trees, traditional as well as modern Arch reduction, nitter removal and of course bottling that sweet, sweet Canadian nectar!

Jenn is Fluent in advanced sarcasm and capable of not caring about at least 3 things simultaneously.

Shea - Professional brail misreader and beer disposal.

Steve - flipped some burgers once, also he can dismiss woo-woo bullshit without a second glance.

Funny thing though, none of us thought to list being white…

  • Kimberley Paige Barnette, A candidate for mayor in Charlotte, N.C., listed being a white lady on her qualifications. No word yet on whether she’s going to nominate Pumpkin-Spice Latte as a running mate (heh, white girls joke).

The page read:

"REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL."

  • During a debate last month, Barnette said she doesn't think the city should "encourage more lower-income people to [come to] Charlotte," according to the Observer.
    "We should attract higher-income people," she said.
  • Something tells me that she doesn’t mean “affluent” so much as “achromatic”...

This Week’s Stories

German Patron Bears - http://bit.ly/2eRdNXC

 

“Eat two at a time. Three if you’re brave. But for the love of God and all things on this earth, DO NOT EAT ANY MORE,”

 

 

But how many did we eat? Find out at http://patreon.com/w4w

Death World Durby! - http://bit.ly/2xgWf1y

Story so nice the Daily Mail reported it twice … differently!

We have important astrological news this month!

From David Meade, a research scientist from... nowhere I could find, holding a master's degree in statistics with a background in research and experimental design, has developed a unique and powerful approach to Pinewood Derby racing, model rocketry, astronomy, Christian numerology, and finding Death Worlds sent to destroy us.

  • David Meade is author of the conspiracy book 'Planet X – The 2017 Arrival'
  • It claims a star is driving Planet X, also known as Nibiru, towards our own planet!
  • According to his theory, the apocalypse will take place between September 20-23, and the clues are written on the pyramids and in the Bible.
    'It is very strange indeed that both the Great Sign of Revelation 12 and the Great Pyramid of Giza both point us to one precise moment in time – September 20 to 23, 2017.”
  • He said, apparently not understanding what ‘precise’ means
  • As evidence, he says “The east/west parallel that crosses the most land and the north/south meridian that crosses the most land intersect in two places on the Earth – one in the ocean and the other at the Great Pyramid.” Which is especially meaningful when you disregard the one in the middle of the fucking ocean
  • Mr. Meade uses passages from the Bible to back his unusual claims
  • Mostly based on the Bible passage Isaiah, Chapter 13 9-10, which says;
    See, the Day of the Lord is coming – a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger – to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. The Stars of Heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the Moon will not give its light.
  • Which makes sense, if you’re prone to believing that eclipses are a sign of the end times.
    'Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an internet hoax,' Nasa has said previously. 'Obviously, it does not exist.'

Poor Return Rates… - http://dailym.ai/2y2p4Nd - Yulia Panferova, 33, from St Petersburg, borrowed around £66 to settle her debt - She said the loan company stated paying off her debt would 'feel like an orgasm' - Panferova stated this particular incentive induced her to sign the credit contract - Lifestyle coach Panferova has demanded £13,200 compensation from company

Thanks for the bullet points Daily Mail! Don’t let anyone say you haven’t got that going on for ya.
~A

Next Week's Beer

Milk Stout - Duck-Rabbit Brewery

Faith In Humanity Restored

Kittens & Puppies Learn To Fly! - http://bit.ly/2xgMSyZ

It was wheels up for around 80 orphan dogs and cats this week as they were flown from overcrowded shelters in storm-hit Houston to new lives in California.

The approximate 1,400-mile trek opened up room in Texas animal shelters needed for pets whose owners have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, according to California’s Helen Woodward Animal Center, which helped organize the move to their facility in Rancho Santa Fe. The animals taking the flight to San Diego were all already in animal shelters prior to the storm, the center said on Facebook.

“There are shelters that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, without electricity, without supplies,” said the center’s president and CEO Mike Arms, who worked in partnership with Texas rescue group, Operation Pets Alive!

The Helen Woodward Center previously partnered with Southwest Airlines in 2012 to move 60 dogs and cats on a donated charter plane out of New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. The duo also helped evacuate animals from areas affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to the center’s website.

Charity group Wings of Rescue also flew 180 dogs and cats from Texas to Waukegan, Illinois this week in hopes of finding them new homes

Pics from Southwest Airlines: http://bit.ly/2xgMWPf

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 148 - The on We Made From Scraps & Glitter-Glue!

September 8, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 148, we welcome to the barfy clip show!

Proving most deities have a sense of irony - if not humor - everyone but Shea has been struck down with the barfsharts!

Round Table

So, we’re going to record a quick Round Table, drink this week’s beer before we pass out, tell ya what next week’s beer is, and then let the evergreen stories run-amuck!

Evergreen you ask?

Over the course of the … three fucking years, really!?… we’ve been recording this show not every story has made it. Either because of time constraints, timeliness of the story, or being made for this purpose (though, I think we all foresaw using these in a vacation sense, not a sick time sense) plenty of show has landed in the radio-production equivalent of a junk drawer - the Evergreen folder!

It would be shitty not to at least say a quick thanks to Joshua - you sir, are the hero this show needs, sorry this won’t be the one you deserve! We’ll thank you properly next week. We’ll save thanks, voicemails and iTunes reviews for a time when we have more than one and a half hosts in the studio (yeah, I’m counting me as a half at the moment).

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Power of Zues - High Hops Brewery, Co

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2etwZhD
  • BA Rating: 84
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • ABV: 6.4%
  • Aaron: 4
  • Shea: 4
  • Kyle, The Napkin Pope: 4

Next Week’s Beer

From t’Boogs.
Altenmunster - Urig Wurzig.

Now, sit back and enjoy these headlines, stories, chatter and whatever else I can fit on the timeline in between bouts of terrible terrible plague! Keep in mind they were recorded at widely different times and with varied degrees of equipment - which might make you more glad of our current tech eh!

Enjoy.

Bonus Cider!

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider - Hallelujah Hopricot

  • BA Link: NA
  • BA Rating: NA
  • Style: hard Cider
  • ABV: 6.7%
  • Aaron: 9
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 8
  • Ashley: 7

HL1 - Americans Donating Less To Churches Nowadays -http://bit.ly/2xSADWY

  • In 2014 americans gave $114.9 billion to churches according to a new report from the Giving USA Foundation
  • 30-year dramatic downward slide as a share of total giving. In fact, it has dropped from 53 percent of all donations in 1987 to 32 percent of the total in 2014
  • Part of the reason is an overall decline in the number of people who identify with a religious group. According to the Pew Research Center 2014 Religious Landscape Study, 23 percent of Americans say they are not affiliated with any religion, up from 16 percent in 2007.

HL2 - If Only More Police Sucked In This Way http://bit.ly/2xSWUE2

  • Chesterfield, MO – A Missouri police officer has recently been exposed as a sexual predator who terrorized his community, and this week he has pleaded guilty to the first of the charges against him.
  • On the website, the 34-year-old police officer would offer free oral sex and send them a picture of a woman that he claimed to be, but when the men arrived at his home, he said he would only perform the act anonymously, through a hole in the door.
  • At least 60 straight men were coaxed into this situation and were recorded by Cerna, who later posted the videos on pornography websites.

HL3 - Some random ass story but also Shea was shaved at the time so… enjoy.**

Lost the notes for this one but I’m just going to guess that if you Google this crazy shit, you’ll find the story.

Stories

This first one.
It’s a good one.

Something about a Saudi Theater causes your kids to be gay. But also some singing that they probably wouldn’t approve of.

After that we’ve got what I think was a bullshit Faith In Humanity story that we supplement by throwing darts at our news feed. It’s a great… random… time! Hear it now at Patreon.com/W4W!

Enjoy!

Faith In Humanity Restored

Peterborough Cats Protection pet food theft response ‘phenomenal’ - http://bbc.in/2xTvePE

  • Pet lovers rallied to the aid of Peterborough Cats Protection after £2,500 of food was stolen from a garage on 19 August.
  • The food was meant to feed its 34 cats and kittens until Christmas.
  • After an appeal enough food was donated to last “until 2019” and more than £5,000 pledged to the charity online.
  • However, as news spread of the charity’s 34 cats and kittens left with no food, they were “overwhelmed” by the public’s response.
  • Donations of food have poured in from both individuals and local businesses, including DSM Ltd, a disaster recovery company “full of cat lovers”.
  • “Luckily most of it has use-by dates of 2019, as we have enough to last until then,” Mrs McNicol said.
  • “The response had been phenomenal,” she said, and they were “deeply grateful”.
  • With thousands of pounds also pledged online, the charity will be discussing how best to disseminate any excess funds to other branches which are “struggling”, she added.

Thanks for listening this week, we hope you had a good time … we hope we had a good time! We’re recording this Faith and Outro as a wrapper for the evergreen content so… here’s to hoping it was good and we’ll see you all next week for episode 149!

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 147 - The One That’s Made Of Formica!

September 1, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, episode 147, WE GOT ALL THE BEERS!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Chac(the Mayan god of thunder, lightning and rain ) hasn’t struck us down yet, he has been busy in Texas!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that if the human population held hands around the equator a significant portion of them would drown.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that Chac, the Mayan storm god, is supposedly depicted as a reptile with a scaled body. He also has matted hair, curled fangs, a turned-up nose, and large eyes shedding tears, a symbol of rain.

However, if you look at artistic portrayals, he’s more of an anthropomorphic elephant with tusk issues and dreadlocks.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Xtra-Citra Pale Ale - Surly Brewing Co

From: (RW)

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2wNMHYd
  • BA Rating: 88
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 8

Boston Beer Break, courtesy of the Yeti available now at Patreon.com/W4W

Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewery

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2etrS10
  • BA Rating: 99
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • ABV: 6.6%
  • Aaron: 10
  • Jenn: 10
  • Shea: 10
  • Steve: 8

1694 - Skyroc Brewery

  • BA Link: https: N/A
  • BA Rating: ??
  • Style: Double IPA
  • ABV: 7.8%
  • Aaron: 4
  • Jenn: 6
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 4

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

iTunes Reviews. Three for our birthday!
Happy birthday!.
From: John Doe generic
Rating: ★★★★★.

Great show full of beer knowledge, and humorous views on the news. Give a listen, you’ll like it.

Happy Birthday!
From: lemons13
Rating: ★★★★★

Love your show guys

Happy Belated Birthday!
From: Pelihelper
Rating: ★★★★★

Happy Birthday to Jenn and Big Gay Jim! This remains my favorite podcast. Thanks for everything

E-LEES-abet is the ElizaBEST. Winner of the most awesome patron of the week has sent a big ole parcel of fine beers, straight to us from Ft. Worth, TX.

Speaking of Beers beers you may have noticed some extra ones!

We have the most generous listeners in the entire damn world and you’ve out done yourself. Thank you E-LEE’s-e-Bet (whose name I got right!)! You’ve earned yourself an entire corner of our fridge!

Thanks again to everyone who goes out of their way to collect unique, favorite or comically chelata’ded…ed beers for us to try! You’re all amazing and we’re forever in your debt!

Finally, we have some housekeeping to take care of.

Podbean is a giant asshole so we’re moving away from them. We’re going to be doing what I should have done from the get-go and host everything myself. I’m going to be doing the transfer a few days as of this episode’s release.

Ideally, no one will notice anything change… well, you’ll get fewer random downloads of old episodes, so that’s nice. I’ll continue to post the show in the old feed for a week or two just in case, those episodes will contain a small preamble letting you know you’re getting the Podbean episode.

But again, if everything goes as planned you’ll not see anything strange or different.

Headlines

That’ll show ‘em! - Priest’s anger with God caused him to download child porn - http://bit.ly/2etqKtY

  • Kevin Gugliotta, above, a former Catholic priest in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, reportedly told authorities that he downloaded porn to get revenge on God, whom he blamed for his gambling losses.
  • Gugliotta, 55, was arrested in September 2016 after a month-long investigation. He was eventually charged with 20 counts of child porn and 20 counts of disseminating images of children involved in sexual acts. He pleaded guilty to one count of dissemination in return for the 39 other counts being dismissed.
  • He told authorities he downloaded the child pornography because of poker. Specifically, Gugliotta, who told probation officers he is a poker player, felt that God was attacking him when he lost games and tournaments. By downloading the pornography, Gugliotta told officers, he felt he was getting revenge on God.
  • Last year, after Gugliotta was arrested, we reported that the Vatican was informed around 2003 that Gugliotta was alleged to have molested a 16-year-old boy.
  • But the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, then headed by soon-to-be-Pope Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, decided that he could continue working because the assault took place before he was ordained as a priest.

Mark Hamill Joins Campaign to Buy Twitter, Ban Donald Trump - http://bit.ly/2etocw5

  • A crowdfunding campaign was recently started to purchase Twitter for the sole purpose of banning President Donald Trump from the platform. Actor Mark Hamill is a fan of the idea and said he donated to the GoFundMe cause. “Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump! With my #ArmageddonAnxiety growing daily- I donated gladly! #GoodLuckValerie,” Hamill tweeted.
  • He later added, “#BuyTwitter is symbolic & satirical (Raise $1B? LOL!) Plus-I WANT him to keep tweeting-it’s all admissible evidence for #TrumpRussia/Mueller.”
  • Now, the whole notion is satirical, which the Star Wars icon pointed out to his fans, but the fact remains the campaign so far has collected more than $80,000. https://www.gofundme.com/buytwitter
  • The GoFundMe was started on behalf of Global Zero, an international non-partisan group of 300 world leaders dedicated to achieving the elimination of nuclear weapons. 1.- “Twitter is a publicly traded company. Shares = power. This GoFundMe will fund the purchase of a controlling interest in Twitter. At the current market rate that would require over a billion dollars — but that’s a small price to pay to take away Trump’s most powerful megaphone and prevent a horrific nuclear war.”

Anheuser-Busch Halts Brewing To Produce Canned Water For Hurricane Harvey Victims - http://bit.ly/2etj8rE

  • Brewers at Anheuser-Busch are taking a break from beer right now, opting instead to produce and ship cans of water to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

  • The Cartersville, Georgia brewery will send more than 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water to Baton Rouge this week, where Red Cross shelters will receive and distribute it. Clean drinking water could be in short supply in the areas affected as the storms rage on and rescue efforts continue.

    “Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Georgia, brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis. Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” Sarah Schilling, brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery, said in a statement.

  • This isn’t the first time the brewer has come to the aid of those in need. In 2016, Anheuser-Busch produced and shipped over 2 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities hit by natural disasters, including the California wildfires, the Louisiana floods, and Hurricane Matthew.

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Story

Quick preface, listeners: While we at W4W pride ourselves on not devoting air time to the White House-residing travesty that doesn’t have the self-awareness nature gave a yam, this story does reference him and refers to him tangentially. Because as much as it pains me, like cancer, ignoring him will not make him go away, and the subject of this story is literally one fork-in-a-plugged-in-toaster away from being president (because who knows WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK is going to happen when/if El Presidente Loco encounters a kitchen appliance…)

So while we are all being distracted by legitimately awful things like white supremacists & Nazi’s being normalized, the recent pardoning of racist-level–15 Sheriff Arpaio, and ridiculousness such as Loser in Chief staring atan eclipse without appropriate eyewear and Tweeting “Good luck” to Texas as Hurricane Harvey was bearing down, Mike Pence has been quietly moving a terrifying agenda forward.

The points I discuss are from upworthy.com

Things Mike Pence has been up to and why it matters:

1. In January, Pence and others lobbied Trump to take hard-line positions on abortion, making good on some of his anti-choice campaign pledges. This has included the reinstatement of the ‘Mexico Policy’ which forbids the US from giving foreign aid to groups that offer abortion services. He also spoke at this year’s annual March For Life in DC.

This is should come as no surprise to anyone following Pence’s career. Remember Periods for Pence? When he tried to criminalize miscarriages?

2. He’s been very vocal about supporting the use of tax dollars to fund religious schools.

Pence happened to the first VP to cast a tie-breaker to confirm the appointment of Betsy DeVos. Remember her? The billionaireheiress who had zero education-related qualifications to run the department, but she did have a history of donating to far-right causes and championing the use of public money to fund schools that would “advance God’s Kingdom”

Pence himself has long vocalized support for tax supported charter and religious schools. In fact, under his time as gov. Indiana saw quite the uptick in the number of public schools teaching creationism.

And since POTUS has absolutely no fucking clue about anything pertaining to education, we just need to come to terms that Pence is the engineer of this train.

3. Pence actually has been the deciding factor several times so far, including casting the tie-breaking vote to nullify an Obama-era rule allowing that Title X funds be used for family planning services.

(In case you are curious, Joe Biden never cast a single tie-breaking vote his entire 8yrs as VP.) Considering how he was championing the dissolution of Planned Parenthood, no one should be surprised. And obviously gutting the Title X rule is bad news, especially for low- and middle-income women across the country.

4. Did I mention poor people? Well, fuck them because Pence has championed efforts to roll back Dodd-Frank consumer protections.

What exactly does this mean? Remember when we had a financial collapse resulting in billions in bailouts and the loss of EVERYTHING for millions of workers? The legislation that went into effect to help prevent that sort economic devastation again is exactly what Pence swore to overturn at GOP retreat (vomit) this year, due to “overbearing mandates”. In May, he spoke out in favor of Republican Rep. Hensarling’s (Texas) CHOICE Act, which would deregulate the financial markets once again.

5. Adding to number 2, lest we forget he is a theocrat and zealot, here are few more items demonstrating his evangelical tendencies. He was an outspoken proponent of the “religious liberty” executive order and POTUS VOMITUS creating a National Day of Prayer.

Also, Pence addressed the first-ever World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians on May 11. This humiliating performance attempted to make the case that Christians are the true victims of terrorism in the Middle East. Much like Fox News spends the holiday season every year declaring a WAR ON CHRISTMAS.

Finally, on June 23rd he spoke to (anti-LGBTQ mega-churchy shit-show) Focus on the Family to reaffirm the administration’s commitment to helping “persecuted people of faith” and protecting their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people under the guise of “religious liberty”. Per Pence: ”This president believesthat no American, no American should have to violate their conscience to fully participate in American life, and he has taken action to protect the expressions of faith by men and women across this nation."

6. Did you know that in June he was put in charge of the nation’s space program? For a man who pushed for creationism in school and once claimed that “smoking doesn’t kill,” this is an odd choice. At least he has accepted that humans do have an effect on climate. That’s a win, right?

7. Finally, something that we are watching develop right now: Pence has been pressuring Congress for some time to implement anti-transgender policies in the military.

As I’m sure most of us have seen, Trump is banning transgender soldiers from all aspects of the military. It was his VP who started this ball rolling, and has been lobbying hard for months to fight back against trans inclusion in the military. Pence was reportedly putting pressure on members of Congress to hold the 2018 defense authorization bill hostage unless it included a rider barring funds being used for transition-related health care.

One bright note, the Department of Defense is holding off on implementing the tweeted policy until his Grand Orangeness formally submits a plan. However, considering this a pet project from the much more task-oriented and actually literate VP, it’s being considered nearly a done deal.

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Malta church ceiling collapses - http://bit.ly/2etuICQ

  • Part of the ceiling of the Ta’ Giezu church in Rabat collapsed during the night.

  • and LifeShiteNews is pinning the blame on the country’s recognition of gay marriage.

    “Malta legalized same-sex “marriage” this summer with practically no opposition from the country’s bishops. This happened just months after Malta’s bishops broke away from perennial Catholic teaching to allow couples living in habitual adultery to receive Holy Communion. “

  • And it quoted the Lepanto Institute as saying:

  • In an earlier time, this would have been deemed a sign.

  • And it quoted the Lepanto Institute as saying: In an earlier time, this would have been deemed a sign.

  • The church, completed in 1500 and dedicated to the mother of Jesus, is run by Franciscan Friars who made the discovery Wednesday when they opened the building for Mass.

  • Franciscan Prior the Rev. Martin Coleiro, the prior of the Franciscan Fathers who run the church that he believes the wooden beams must have given way some time during the night.

  • The church is a tourist draw, particularly around Easter time. The Franciscan Friary was the first to hold a Good Friday procession in Malta in the early 16th century, and the Friary boasts of the oldest Good Friday statues still in use.

Next Week’s Beer

Power of Zeus - High Hops Brewery, Co

Faith In Humanity Restored

Fuck you, bigots… in Danish… or Denmarkian… or whatever T’Boogs is gonna give me shit for not saying… http://bit.ly/2etvqju

Anyway, they’re having a bit of a party up there in Gesten, a small city of 900 in the Vejen municipality of South Jutland.

Apparently, a local city councilor and member of the Danish People’s Party ( which is a right-wing shit box of people, largely evangelical Lutheran the group is anti-immigration, monarchists, work against multiculturalism but oddly, approve of social welfare nets and education… even Scandinavia’s alt-right is more progressive than our mainstream GOP… ugh), one Annie Grimm, wrote a letter that said, among other things said:

“Devil’s be homosexuals, lesbians and other minorities”

I assume the obligatory “ARRRRRRR Matey” was left out for editorial reasons.

She continued,

"The problem just arises only because these devils will force me and others to attend their more or less provocative sexual appearances on the open street or on the nationwide television …”

And, like the locals, we’ll just cut her off there and continue the conversation on the main street, where, inspired by Copenhagen’s pride festival the locals tossed together Gesten Pride.

Nick Højgaard, chairman of the organizational group, says that Gesten Pride is being held as a reaction

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Bonus Cat Video

Archer vs. Kingsman - http://bit.ly/2etsGmy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - http://bit.ly/2uOqEUv

Thor Ragnarok: International Trailers - http://bit.ly/2etxPuN

Super Troopers 2 - http://bit.ly/2etsEL8

Blade of the Immortal - http://bit.ly/2etsJ1k

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 146 - The One Where We Learn About Germany. Also Shame.

August 25, 2017
00:0000:00

 

Get more Wrath at Patreon.com/W4W!

In this week’s show, episode 146, Germany invades our podcast, but leaves all that Nazi shit in the past, where it fucking belongs!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Chang’e (Chinese goddess of the moon) hasn’t struck us down yet, she did block out the sun this week

T’Boogs’ Life Lesson

I learned that drinking real beer at 7200 feet is different than drinking shitty German beer at 1500 feet… Drinking a variety of beer is the spice of life.

Jim’s Good Gay News

Three Aussie drag queens rescued a gay man who was being attacked outside a gay bar. The victim is raising money to replace the wigs, nails, and shoes damaged in the scuffle. Because they kicked the bigot’s ass! http://bit.ly/2vtghRE

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know Chinese moon goddess Chang’e is worshipped on the Mid-Autumn day - the night of the full moon in the eighth lunar month? Her, mainly female, worshippers erect an altar facing the moon and in exchange, she is said to endow them with beauty.

Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Chang’e.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Holy Shit Ale - Schoppe Brau Berlin

  • From: Dennis
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2wNXgus
  • BA Rating: 85
  • Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
  • ABV: 10%
  • Aaron: 6
  • Steve: 4
  • T’Boogs: 8
  • Jim: 3
  • Jenn: 5

This Germans Beer!

Paulaner Zwickl | Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

  • BA Score: N/A
  • BA Link:http://bit.ly/2xxFhZv
  • Style: Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
  • ABV: 5.50%
  • Jim: 10
  • Aaron: 10
  • Steve: 8
  • Jenn: 9
  • T-Boogs: 10

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Aaron met cool Tim and Keith, who gave us an ass LOAD of beer!

I hope you enjoyed the eclipse! A big “hi” to the Pike’s Peak atheists.

We have some patrons to thank!

  • First off, Zack updated his pledge … and his name - see, Jim, making fun of people’s names does workout!
  • Frederick donated - he also let us know that you can set a monthly donation cap! So if some of you were worried about spending too much, apparently Patreon thought of that.
  • And finally, we gave jeebus the heebies… thanks, Heebey Jeebus!

Hilarious and Beer tactic!

By: Hprib.

These guys (and girl) are a hilarious group who comment on current issues and topics. They are a beacon of laughs and beer for your busy work week. I highly recommend listening to their weekly podcast, I was hooked after my first listening. Also, as a Michigander, I suggest drinking that Oberon with an orange slice on the glass.

Well, last week’s beer got a lot of attention! Apparently, Oberon is a SUPER popular beer. Eli, it was our pleasure to restore your faith. Also, a fantastic listener, Keegan is teasing us that Bell’s Brewery will actually be sending us beer themselves. We’re awaiting this…wrathfully.

Headlines

Language of Religious Affiliation - http://bit.ly/2wvGVP8

  • You might recall a while back our pod-sphere was full of rage at the notion that religious people are happier. It’s certainly repeated frequently enough…
  • Anyway, in a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science (impact factor 2.3 - so not terrible, but not great either) researcher used the App “MyPersonality” on 12,815 Facebook users’— The App, created by some guy named David who does now have a Ph.D. from Cambridge, checks your Facebook status’ and posts and builds a personality profile of you.
  • Religious Facebook users were more likely to use positive words such as “happy,” “family” and “love”, while agnostic or atheist posters were more inclined to use phrases such as “hate” and “angry” — all of which is subjective, because if your “family” kills and eats people, they probably shouldn’t be in the ‘positive’ category. The inverse is true of ‘Hating’ Nazis for example.
  • Researchers “found that positive emotion and social words are associated with religious affiliation whereas negative emotion and cognitive processes are more associated with non-religious affiliation,” according to David Yaden, lead author of the study.
  • So, if you’re a shitty creationist trying to convince freshmen that agnostics are sad, stop listening now. If, however, you’re down with actual information…
  • Non-religious posters were more inclined to use words connected to the cognitive process, such as “thinking” and “reasons” vs. stupid shit like “faith,” “devil,” and praying.
  • So, you want the real fucking truth of it all… turns out that when you’re a religious zealot you use terms like nice, family, praying, happy, bless, and the like often even when discussing your god shitting on your life.
  • Whereas atheists use words like; death, sex, beer, talk, think, evidence and fuck — apparently we say ‘fuck’ a-fucking-lot!Which makes sense, because I get sick to fucking death and when I think about all the sexist assholes, douchebag anti-beer tea-totalers, and fucking Nazis car-ing people to death. Never mind the stupid jerks talking about the lack of evidence for a globe shaped Earth. So yeah, that fucking irritates me.… See-, I just used them all.

Do Robots Dream of Electric Bodhisattvas? -http://bit.ly/2xpD6Hs

  • In episode 135 we talked about Xian’er - the wee-lil’ robot taken from the pages of his creator’s cartoons. He looked like Charlie Brown and answered questions about Buddhism. Well, he’s had a bit of an upgrade.
  • Softbank Group Corp.’s humanoid robot Pepper has taken on various roles since its mass-market debut in 2015.
  • The 1.2-meter tall robots with round white heads and the ability to read emotions have been deployed to banks, sushi shops, and nursing homes. Now, Pepper will don a Buddhist monk’s robe.
  • A Japanese funeral business has set out to create burial services for the budget minded…
  • Rather than feeding your dearly departed whoever to coyotes, which is easily the cheapest way to get all this taken care of, you can now spend about 7,500$ (which is somehow way less than Buddhist priests charge) to have this robot come out to the cemetery and recite pre-programmed sutras from major Buddhist texts.
  • So… that’s creepy. Apparently, there are some 10,000 of these robots doing whatever, from helping people order ramen to taking reservations at a hotel. Nissi Eco will premiere the new robo-solemnizer at this year’s Life Ending Industry Expo, to be held later this month in Tokyo.

Buttering Up The Bishop… - http://logo.to/2vt3y1H

  • Corneliu Barladeanu, the Bishop of Husi in northeast Romania, stepped down Friday “for the peace and good of the church,” after a video surfaced of him having sex with a 17-year-old male student.
  • The 51-year-old cleric maintains his innocence, though, insisting the tape had been doctored.
  • He will remain a monk in the Orthodox church but will hold no official post and cannot celebrate the Eucharist.
  • Church officials insisted the scandal was fueled by “an aggressive campaign of some media outlets aimed against the Romanian Orthodox Church, often with the complicity of some errant priests. All believers… should respect the discipline of the church and permanently renew their spiritual lives.”
  • They had a two day Holy Synod about the event… after which they said “Meh, fuck it. Him the boys and fuck you, we do who we want.” except in Russian.

This Second Half

German Stuff Quiz!

Next Week’s Beer

Xtra-Citra Pale Ale - Surly Brewing Co

Faith In Humanity Restored

Tis the season to be giving!

But that’s the holidays says you. Nay says I. Everyone gives then, so few people give now. Which is why it’s nice to be able to say that since Charlottesville donations to the Anti-Defamation League have spiked nearly 1000%!

Other charitable organizations like the SPLC have seen their own increases.

As a reminder and plug so shameless Jim would never do it himself, fortunately, 145 episodes of this show have proven that, if nothing else, I have no shame. Make a donation to WyoAids.org and help families living in Wyoming with HIV/AIDs get by. It’s tax deductible, we’ll send ya a patron cut and Big Gay Jim will say thanks, next time he’s on just like we do for patrons!

Tonight’s real story of giving though is teacher Rickee Stewart who decided between wedding gifts and her students. She chose students.

http://bit.ly/2vsGYWW

“I registered for tennis shoes and Converse and backpacks and winter coats for the homeless kids at our school," Stewart told KSL, the NBC affiliate in nearby Salt Lake City.

“One of my students walked up very quietly and said, ‘So, my mom wants to know how I can actually get some of that food,’” Stewart said. ”It’s very real."

“Put yourself in the place of a 16-year-old junior in high school living in a car,” she wrote. “Where do you shower? Where do you wash your clothes? Where do you get your meals after school, on the weekends, or during spring break?”

Stewart has also set up a recurring monthly donation page to support learning and help students in her classroom on an ongoing basis:http://bit.ly/2vtmKfn

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Chapters

  • 0:00:30 - Intro
  • 0:03:02 - This Week’s Beer - Holy Shit Ale
  • 0:13:37 - Bonus German Beer - Paulaner Zwickl
  • 0:22:35 - Round Table
  • 0:31:51 - HL1 - Language of Religious Affiliation
  • 0:39:09 - HL2 - Do Robots Dream of Electric Bodhisattvas?
  • 0:48:06 - HL3 - Buttering Up The Bishop
  • 0:54:03 - German Quiz Time!
  • 0:58:03 - Question 1 - Jim
  • 0:59:08 - Question 2 - Jenn
  • 0:59:32 - Question 3 - Aaron
  • 1:00:35 - Question 4 - Steve
  • 1:02:04 - Question … Half Time… Quiz bowl half time…
  • 1:02:37 - Question 5 - Jim
  • 1:03:51 - Question 6 - Jenn
  • 1:05:25 - Question 7 - Aaron
  • 1:07:20 - Question 8 - Steve
  • 1:08:57 - Question 9 - Jenn
  • 1:10:28 - Question 10 - Aaron
  • 1:11:42 - Question 11 - Steve
  • 1:13:14 - Quiz Ending!
  • 1:14:06 - Next Week’s Beer - Xtra-Citra Pale Ale
  • 1:17:38 - Faith In Humanity Restored
  • 1:20:54 - Outro - Thanks 4 Supporting Us!
  • 1:21:34 - Outtakes
  • 1:22:57 - Aaron’s Shame…

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 145 - The One Where We Face The Wrath of Jim!

August 18, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, episode 145, we talk about a lot of things but, for fuck’s sake, Nazis!? Really!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Fufluns FU-Fluns (the Etruscan god wine/equivalent of Dionysus Di-on-ee-sis) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

Ahm ehn Bahstahn pahking the caah

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that humans are the only animals to have a chin? This includes our closest extinct hominid ancestors, such as Neandertals. Scientists are divided over what may be the evolutionally advantageous reason for this, though it’s been suggested it possibly could help with chewing or talking.

Jim’s Good Gay News

The 2500-year-old gay erotica was carved into rocks on the small Greek island of Astypalaia. They included drawings of phalluses and bragging that “Nikasitimos was here mounting Timiona.” There are also messages that indicateTimionareturned the favor. Isn’t that better news than that we live in a world where we have to clarify that Nazi’s are bad and that many of our leaders won’t say so? Either way, it’s fucked up.

And I’m Steve and me, for one, am ready so, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Oberon - Bell’s Brewer.
From: RW

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2wNsUIA
  • BA Rating: 86
  • Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • ABV: 5.8
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 8
  • Jim: 7
  • Steve: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Ian Fleming wrote books on a spy;

James Bond was the name of this guy.
His muse for Pussy Galore;
Has died at 104.
And is now sexy and gold in the sky.

Oh, the new Patrons this week - Holy shit!

  • Josh AxeHandle
  • Rex Tuesday
  • Zachary
  • Phydeau
  • BrusquePlatypus

Continuing the flattery, Ironrob73, reviewed us saying,
Right up there with Cog Diss & Scathing!

This is easily one of the best podcasts out there! If you like rational thinking, beer, and dick jokes. This is for you!

We also got a call from Tim asking about where one could, if coming through Laramie on the way to an eclipse, drop off some beer for the show.

The short answer is, follow us on twitter @4Wrath.

I will try to be around early in the weekend so that we can maybe meet folks at a local pub for a bite, beer, or just to be there so you can toss beer out of your window at us. You know, whatever works for you. (please don’t do that if they are in bottles)

I was on, and will be on, Atheism 101 this and next week! There was some technical trouble over at 101 studios so, as is my way, I dove in and did some troubleshooting… by which I mean I shot trouble all over their show. So, if you haven’t check out the show that just aired win which Tim tells me the events of Charlottesville - I was in a house-project media blackout. And next week they’ll be airing a show for which I actually did some research into the pikpuks picking a pious processor! They’re a techno-cult who wants to upload your soul to the alien lizard people matrix servers… yep.

Check them out at Athiems101podcast.com

Atheism 101 with Matt & Tim

Headlines

Slobbery Complaints From KY Group - http://bit.ly/2wVgrDk

  • Seriously. I’m not clever enough to make this up. A Kentucky group plans to protest the fucking solar eclipse.
  • The group, Kentuckians for Coal, is an ad-hoc coalition (heh) of miners and related folks who stand against the eclipse and those who “worship” it.
  • Starting at high noon on the 21st, they’ll be in front of the Hopkinsville New Era “fake” newspaper protesting that the news is hyping the eclipse and ignoring the coal industry
  • The town of 33,000, which is right in the path of the totality, is expecting about a quarter million visitors for the eclipse.
  • Suggested protester sign slogans:
    • A Mine Is A Terrible Thing To Waste (No, no it’s not)
    • Climate Change Is a Hoax! (No, not it’s not)
    • Still Think Solar Makes Sense? (Yes, absolutely)
    • What’s Next? Global Warming? (Yes, absolutely)
    • That’s what she said! (I don’t get it)
    • You Can’t Always Count on the Sun! (all life on earth says otherwise)
    • The Solar Industry Is Modernizing Us Out of Jobs! (Yes, absolutely)

Oklahoma Man Sues Bigoted Town - http://nbcnews.to/2wVG47k

  • Randy Gamel-Medler, his husband, and their son moved to Hitchcock, Oklahoma in 2014 to renovate a former judge’s home and live in peace
  • He got involved in local politics and became the town clerk, then the trouble began
  • One of the town’s trustees, Meradith Norris, saw that Randy had a black son and allegedly said to him, “What are you going to do when your house burns down and we don’t send out the fire trucks?"
  • In another incident; local resident, Jonita Pauls Jacks, attempted to get into Randy’s car while he was working as clerk, and when he locked the doors, she said, “You f—–g queer, I’m going to grab your little boy, rip his n—-r head off and sh-t down his throat.”
  • The local sheriff, Almaguer said the cunt was practicing her free speech and did nothing.
  • Later yet, Kenny and Patsy Meier erected a sign in front of the post office, where he and his son often walked, that read “The town clerk is a f—–g queer.”
  • On May 28, his house burned to the ground. He called the fire department, which is a block away, but got no response for an extended period of time.
  • After losing everything, and afraid for himself and his family, they moved to El Paso.
  • Now, with the fire still “under investigation” months later, Randy has filed a federal civil right lawsuit against nine residents of Blaine County, Okla., including Sheriff Tony Almaguer, Undersheriff David Robertson, Hitchcock Mayor Rick Edsall and six others.

Out, Out Nazi Motherfuckers - http://ind.pn/2wV7zOb

We cut this for length… but also because fuck nazis. You can hear it at http://patreon.com/w4w right now along with an entire extra quiz!

  • Logan Smith’s day job is communications director for Progress, NC, but it seems his real calling is outing fucking nazi assholes
  • He runs the Yes, You’re Racist Twitter account https://twitter.com/YesYoureRacist
  • He asked people if they recognized people in the Charlottesville crowd and if so, send him their names and public profiles so he could make them famous
  • “These aren’t just random faces in a crowd, these are real people. A lot of times, they are in our communities. They could be your neighbors, your co workers, people you pass in the grocery store and I think it’s really important to put a spotlight on these people.”
  • Negative comments are coming from people he called out on Twitter for participating in the rally in Charlottesville.
  • “They are saying they are going to kill me, insulting my wife, insulting my family,” Smith said.
  • Mr Smith started the account during the 2012 presidential election campaign. It has now amassed over 350,000 followers.

This Week’s Stories

Round robin, two rounds, three questions each – two points if it’s your question, one point if you piggyback. One bonus point if you can name the book of the Bibble, two if you can name chapter and/or verse.

(Deuteronomy 9:8) "Even at Horeb you provoked the Lord to wrath, and the Lord was so angry with you that he BLANK.

  • would have destroyed you
  • destroyed your crops and felled your armies
  • unleashed his orange vengeance on you bigly
  • turned your houses to ash

(Ezekiel 7:8) Now I will shortly pour out my wrath on you and spend my anger against you; judge you according to your ways and BLANK.

  • laid low your houses
  • hold you accountable unto the law
  • bring on you all your abominations
  • bring you into the light

(Isaiah 51:20) Your sons have fainted, they lie helpless at the head of every street, like BLANK, full of the wrath of the Lord, the rebuke of your God.

  • a fish on the hook
  • man babies denied entry to a women-only showing of Wonder Woman
  • an antelope in a net
  • lambs unto the slaughter

(Matthew 3:7) But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You BLANK, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”

  • deceivers of men
  • brood of vipers
  • destroyers of the faith
  • chief among sinners

(Romans 2:5) But because of your BLANK you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,

  • wickedness and sinful nature
  • ignorance and disobedience
  • jealousy and pride
  • stubbornness and unrepentant heart

(Psalm 78:59) When God heard, he was filled with wrath and BLANK;

  • greatly abhorred Israel
  • loathing for the unrighteous
  • smote them down
  • wept for their wickedness

(Proverbs 15:1) A gentle answer turns awaywrath, but BLANK.

  • nothing stays the hand of the Lord
  • a harsh word stirs up anger
  • the faithful man teaches his neighbor to pray
  • vengeance pleaseth the Lord.

(Isaiah 13:9) Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, cruel, with fury and burning anger, BLANK; and he will exterminate its sinners from it.

  • the likes of which the world has never seen
  • to cleanse the world of blasphemy
  • to rebuke the unbelievers
  • the make the land a desolation

(Job 4:9) "By BLANK they perish, and by the blast of his anger they come to an end.

  • the arguing of Matt and Tim on Atheism 101
  • the breath of God
  • their disobedience of God’s law
  • breaking the Lord’s covenant

Is it #GoodToBeAPatreon?

Why yes, yes it is!
Why, because if you visit http://patreon.com/w4w you can get an entire extra quiz, and this one is extra crazy!

The tigers of wrath are wiser than BLANK. – William Blake (English poet, painter, and printmaker; 1757–1827)

  • the rodents of unusual size
  • the lambs of peace
  • the horses of instruction
  • the meekest among men

We must use the wrath of _BLANK_as our teacher. –Bhumibol Adulyadej (ninth monarch of Thailand; 1927–2016)

  • our enemies
  • nature
  • a butterfly
  • Steve

There is little for the great part of the history of the world except BLANK and the hot tears of wrath. – Woodrow Wilson (academic and former president of Princeton Univ, 28th President of the US; 1913–1921)

  • the bitter tears of pity
  • the sweet smell of victory
  • the cold hearts of men
  • stale Yeti butter

Beware the wrath of the _BLANK_adversary. – John C. Calhoun (American statesman, political theorist from S Carolina, 7th Vice President of US; 1782–1850)

  • pious
  • Canadian
  • Silent
  • Patient

Men often make up in wrath what BLANK. – William R. Alger (Unitarian minister, author whose writings were important to the development of comparative religious studies; 1822–1905)

  • they lack in common sense
  • they want in reason
  • they lack in lady smarts
  • they want in patience

‘Tis said that wrath is BLANK – Alcaeus of Mytilene (lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos, 621–560 BC)

  • the last thing in a man to grow old
  • the first thing to come between brothers
  • the hardest thing to leave behind
  • the easiest thing to share with family

I myself have felt the wrath of the BLANK, but that’s part of what a good _BLANK_is. – Naftali Bennett (Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister, heads the nationalist religious Jewish Home party; 1972-)

  • priest, faith
  • government, monarchy
  • media, democracy
  • Jenn, podcast

There is too much-undissolved wrath and punishment in most BLANK. Joshua LLiebman (American rabbi and NYT bestselling author of Peace of Mind; 1907–1948)

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Religions
  • Podcasts

Not by wrath does one kill, but by BLANK – Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar; 1844–1900)

  • maple syrup
  • podcast
  • waiting
  • laughter

Next Week’s Beer

Holy Shit Ale - Schoppe Brau Berlin.
From: Dennis

Faith In Humanity Restored

Police Officer Buys Shirt And Tie For Shoplifter Who Needed An Outfit For A Job Interview - http://bit.ly/2wV6SEu

Also, thanks to dod_snow, I guess he knows some stuff ;)

Niran Jeyanesan said that he and his partner were called to a Walmart for a reported theft. When they arrived, he said the loss prevention officer at the store had apprehended an 18-year-old man for stealing a dress shirt, tie and socks.

After speaking to the shoplifter, Jeyanesan said he discovered that the young man needed the outfit for an upcoming job interview.

"This young person has been facing his own difficulties in life and he was looking to straighten out all that by providing for his family and trying to get a job,” Jeyanesan told CP24.

After releasing the shoplifter without charge, Jeyanesan purchased the shirt and tie and gave the clothing to the man.

“This individual didn’t have any resources,” he said. “He wanted to go get that job. That was in his mind. I think he truly made a mistake.”

Jeyanesan’s staff sergeant Paul Bois praised his actions.

“Arresting him wouldn’t have been in the best interests of anyone,” he told the BBC.

“I reacted very positively to the news; all issues were resolved by the action the officer took. It reiterates our goal of being positive role models in the community.”

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Bonus Cat Video

1940s anti-Nazi film makes comeback - http://bbc.in/2wVi04a

The Defenders - https://uncrate.com/video/the-defenders/ This comes out today, by the way, go get Netflix and watch it!

What You Need To Know About Seeing The Solar Eclipse - https://uncrate.com/video/what-you-need-to-know-about-seeing-the-solar-eclipse/

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 144 - The One Where We Drink The Holy Koolaid

August 11, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, episode 144, the Catholic church blames a bipolar woman’s drinking the holy koolaid, then orating for Satan, on her poverty.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Senx(the creator and spirit of the sun of the Bella Coola tribe)hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

Doop dep doop. I’m Shea and I don’t enter my show notes. Deep doop.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that the Bella Coola tribe is a First Nations indigenous people from the province of British Columbia? Their home in the afterlife is called the Home of the Sun and is the gateway to ‘Afraid of Nothing’, their Mother Goddess.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Cara De Luna - Crazy Mountain.
From: Queen Jenn

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2jPTxKb
  • BA Rating: 83
  • Style: American Black Ale
  • ABV: 5%
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: pfftt
  • Steve: 8
  • Thomas: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

New Patrons Cristian (oh, the irony!!) and Craig (T. Nelson?-Mr. Incredible)

iTunes Review

Great Podcast.
From Ethaniel44 - ★★★★★

Funny podcast that talks about my two favorite things, beer and atheism. The crew is funny and it feels like hanging out with your friends at a local pub. Look forward to it every week.

I’d like to give a heartfelt shout out to the fine folks who texted our Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463 this week!

  • The tractor driving atheist himself, Mr. Bearpig
  • Buttered Bread, who might be related to Jenn after all — seriously, is the south’s gene-pool just a stagnant lake you all crawl out of or what?
  • And of course, Dave the Ox! Normally I’d say a man can’t own enough pint glasses… but then… wow.

Joey contacted the show with some good news! Turns out the “Don’t Be Mean To People Ale” is going to be made again this year and, perhaps, years to come!

Next week Jenn will be the first guest on the new show, Problem Addict, brought to you by Daniel Duncan and Big Bang Betty McGee! Find out more about that at

A quick note from Daniel.

The first 2 pre-recorded episodes are available to the public, for free, atPatreon.com/ProblemAddict

They’ll be launching on iTunes and Spreaker after the live show next week.

Headlines

Alive In Spite Of… - http://bit.ly/2wNDqzv

  • A couple of days ago, a young kindergarten teacher who’d been missing for three weeks was finally found
  • Jamie Devenport-Tull of Modesto, CA was in a car accident and missing ever since
  • She is bipolar and had gone off her meds about 6 months ago at the advice of her pastor and his wife
  • Fuckhead pastor said that the bipolar medication was a gateway drug to the devil
  • She was found near a cattle trough, barely able to move due to severe sunburns
  • She said she was trying to get to Yosemite which is over 60 miles from where she was located

You’re Not Trying Hard Enough - http://bit.ly/2wNrrll

  • In April, a Washington Post poll asked 1686 Americans,

    “Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part, or difficult circumstances beyond their control?”

  • Shockingly, 46% of Christians said that a lack of effort was the cause of poverty (only 29% of non-christians believe this way)
  • The gulf widens further among specific Christian groups: 53 percent of white evangelical Protestants blamed lack of effort while 41 percent blamed circumstances, and 50 percent of Catholics blamed the lack of effort while 45 percent blamed circumstances.
  • In contrast, by more than 2 to 1, Americans who are an atheist, agnostic or have no particular affiliation said difficult circumstances are more to blame when a person is poor than lack of effort (65 percent to 31 percent).
  • white evangelicals were 3.2 times more likely than the non-religious to blame poverty on lack of effort.

Hail Satan - http://bit.ly/2wNCKdp

  • Grand Junction, CO had a satanist invocation at a city council meeting just this last week
  • Atheist, Scott Iles, gave his spot over to Andrew Vodopich, who is an outspoken satanist and long-time resident of Grand Junction
  • Prior to the start of the council’s regular meeting Wednesday night, a group of Christians gathered in protest outside City Hall. They prayed in a circle as members of the Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers entered the building.
  • His speech, which lasted under a minute,

    We exhort all officials and stewards of the public good, including those here tonight, to be unified in your endeavors for honesty, truth and wisdom.
    We beseech all those present to shun primitive hatreds and superstition, bigotry, prejudice and atavism and instead seek equality in justice and thereby safeguard all worldviews and treat them equally and with respect.
    We counsel this entire community to allow the light of truth to shine unobstructed on all matters, and to let not one coveted assumption be spared examination, to let not one archaic belief be spared disgrace, and thus leave no room for ignorance and assumption.
    So say we all in the name of reason, in the name of free inquiry and in the name of rebellion against theocracy.
    Hail Satan.

This Week’s Stories

Find out what Jenn left behind at Patreon.com/W4W right now!

I guess the Left Behind Series was right after all Micro chipping employees starts Apocalypse talk

A Wisconsin company (Three Squares Market—a fiendish name if there ever was one) has developed a tiny microchip to be implanted in the wrists of its employees, acting both as an entry key, computer login, and vending payment, is frightening credulous Evangelicals with thoughts of Marks of the Beast and Antichrists.

Many of us who were force fed a hysterical diet of end times claptrap have heard of The Mark. Per Left Behind, etc. it’s a Mark employed by the Antichrist (on either the back of the hand or forehead) that is required as a show of loyalty during the years of Tribulation. Not surprisingly, however, generations of feverishly proselytizing Baptists have misinterpreted the Biblical verses they cite and are getting most of their ideas from books and movies.

Chris Vlachos, a New Testament professor at Wheaton College in Chicago:

“Reading the Book of Revelation is complex, said Vlachos, who teaches a class on it. “The first chapter points out that some of it is meant to be taken symbolically.”

But even if a believer interprets the entire text literally, Vlachos said the “mark of the beast” verses specifically mentions two key details.

“Taking the mark goes hand in hand with the conscience decision of publicly pledging ones allegiance or loyalty to the beast and worshiping his image,” Vlachos said.

The mark is not a random number either. It always names the Antichrist, either numerically or alphabetically.

I’d also like to add that the Book of Revelation has an unknown author who basically spent a lot of time hallucinating on an island. So there’s that.

This isn’t the first time a kerfuffle has started because of Apocalyptic fears in the workplace. A court case out of West Virginia (whose governor proved this week that it may be currently our stupidest state) saw a coal miner win over half a million dollars in a religious discrimination lawsuit.

Beverly R. Butcher Jr., an evangelical Christian and minister, worked for decades in a mine owned by Consol Energy but was forced to retire when the company refused to accommodate his religious objection to its newly implemented biometric hand scanner, court documents say.

The scanner tracked employee attendance and hours worked by assigning a number to an image of a worker’s hand. Citing the Book of Revelation, Butcher feared the could link him to the Antichrist.

As of now, forty employees in Wisconsin have allowed a tattoo artist to embed the rice-sized chip. No word yet on what compensation they will receive for DAMNING THEIR IMMORTAL SOULS.

Second Half: Holy Koolaid Time!

Discussion with Thomas Westbrook of Holy Koolaid

You can find Thomas and literally fucking everything everywhere! Seriously, I didn’t even have to look for this list…

Thomas mentions another show called “Podunk Polymath,” if you’re curious you can find it here: https://thepodunkpolymath.com

Next Week’s Beer

Oberon - Bell’s Brewer.
From: Reeva (RW)

Faith In Humanity Restored

FGM - Yeah, There’s An App To Stop That. - http://bit.ly/2wNtE0l

Five Kenyan teens who call themselves “The Restorers” are taking a stand to end female genital mutilation (FGM) with their innovative cell phone app.

The app, known as i-Cut, is a program that allows girls to call for help, seek assistance, and report abuse to reputable law enforcement organizations. When utilized by a user, the app connects her with the legal, medical, and therapeutic counseling and resources required—all at the touch of a button.

For their ingenuity, the Restorers were invited, and became, the only African participants to attend the Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, California – a competition for women who are using technology to address problems in their community.

If i-Cut wins the challenge, Technovation—which is sponsored by Google and the UN—will award the team $15,000.

The girls’ own community has denounced the practice of FGM, but since the tradition is deeply embedded in the social structure of many African villages, some Kenyan women are still subjected to the “rite of passage”.

“FGM is a big problem affecting girls worldwide and it is a problem we want to solve,” team member Stacy Owino told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “This whole experience will change our lives. Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better.”

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 143 - The One Where Wonder Womb Wanders the Woods

August 4, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show we go to Yellowstone to raise money for Wonder Woman by digging up gay dino-spider bones.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ninlil(Mesopotamian goddess of the air) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson
Today I learned that everyone loves me from all the wonderful birthday messages - now it’s all downhill from here!

Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the first known evidence of prophets and prophecies in the Middle East were found in the Euphrates River basin, along the border of modern day Syria and Iraq? Around 75 clay tablets, written in cuneiform and dating to about 1800 BCE, were first uncovered in the 1940’s. However, they were not fully translated and understood until 1988 and were found to represent a religion that followed several deities.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

From: German Dennis.
Mahoni Marina - Hanscraft & Co. GmbH

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2dNexix
  • BA Rating: N/A
  • Style: BBQ Dark Ale
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Aaron: 1
  • Jenn: 1
  • Shea: 2
  • Steve: 2

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

New patron Brian!

Email from Buttered Bread

[..] I would like to say is that I have had a very similar raising to Jenn’s. It is exceptionally comforting to know that there are other people who have been raised by crazy Baptists. A point to the crazy Baptists, when I left the church (More of a cult) someone told me I was going to hell for leaving which to 13-year-old me was a bit traumatic. The kicker is that the next week he gave a testimony because his wife had kicked him out for getting drunk every Sunday after church, mind you, he had a gun with him at all times and never wore a seat belt, exactly the sort of human you want to be at your church teaching your small humans. There was a family of 13 where the men only wore jeans and flannels and the girls only wore those odd flowery dresses that the Amish always where. Also, the first pastor (of three I went through at this church) was kicked out for laundering church money.

Buttered Bread left us an awesome Stitcher Review!

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars
13% of My Life…
Buttered__Bread

So on the fifth of lastmonth, the episode of cognitive dissonance featuring this podcast was posted on _youtube. That day I started with episode one of W4W and now 50 days later I have listened to all 141 episodes in their backlog. After a bit of math it would turn out that I spent about 13% of my life listening to this podcast at work, so yes this is a good show, I only wish there was more. P.S. Shea is my spirit animal and I do play this on an open speaker at work. (I work a bit solitarily on a farm so it is all good)

Napkin Pope & 1st Beer Club Member left a Voicemail & an updated iTunes review!

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars
Godless beer-fueled fun!
By Revatheist

This show is, in turns, hilarious, serious, and drunktabulous! This is literally the only show, at this time, that I donate money to. The patron cuts are far longer, plus you get the 4 More Beers show. #itsgoodtobeapatron. The show is so good that I have canonized all of the hosts as Saints, in my capacity as the Napkin Pope. Listen to this show; you will love it!

The Pope also left us a voicemail! Patrons will get the joke #itsgoodtobeapatron And if you want in on the humor, visit patreon.com/w4w!

Thanks to TBoogs for an update from Shea’s Sex v/s Beer quiz and all the things we get wrong: Katzenjammer, pronounced Katzen-Yammer, translates into “cat whimper” or “moan.” Basically cat yammering. Also, Schnapsidee is pronounced Schnaps-ee-day.

Next week will feature special guest Thomas Westbrook, YouTube host most known in our community for the channel Holy Koolaid. - On the Web: http://www.holykoolaid.com/ - YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2vxX8Tn - Follow on Twitter: @holykoolaid

Speaking of other shows, Problem Addict with Mr. BiblePants will be airing their inaugural episode August 13th at 6:30 Eastern Standard and the fabulous Jenn will be their first guest! So if you want to speak to Jenn live on the intertubes check them out! Again, that’s the 13th at 6:30 eastern on YouTube Live - ProblemAddictPod.blogspot.com

Finally, a note to those of you who read the notes and notice the things. Last week’s show made a joke about “Subtle Dildo.” I forgot to link it. Sorry about that. It’s an Istagram thing. Basically, they stage funny pics and, as they say, “there’s a big rubber dong in these pictures.”
Find them at www.subtledildo.com
~A

Headlines

HL1: Tricks of Dinodevil - http://bit.ly/2vxYJs2

  • Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has made an odd discovery about his locker buddy. Defensive end D.J. Reader does not believe that dinosaurs once walked the earth. This sparked a debate on Twitter

We can't exactly tell you what killed the dinos, but if you visit Patreon.com/W4W you can find out what killed our faith in the education system...

HL2: More like Wonder Womb - http://bit.ly/2vxXGsm

  • Wendy Griffith, co-host of the 700 Club, agreed that the recent “Wonder Woman” movie was a prophetic sign that “God is doing something in the spirit realm.”
  • Dominionist prayer warrior Lou Engle appeared on “The 700 Club” yesterday to promote the “Rise Up” prayer rally he is organizing on the National Mall in October, which is designed to be an anti-choice response to the Women’s March which took place in Washington, D.C., following the inauguration of President Trump.
  • Engle told co-host Wendy Griffith about a prophetic dream in which he was told by God that “there are certain powers of darkness that can only be broken by women.” “I believe abortion is one of them,” Engle said, explaining that he is organizing this prayer event because “it is the hour for a great mobilization of women” to end legal abortion in America.

    “The movie is amazing,” Engle said. “My dream was that only women can break certain kinds of principalities and powers. I think sometimes Hollywood prophecies better than the church does.”

  • It turns out Jenn and the 700 club have something in common…

HL3: Don’t Go To Camp Rainbow… - http://bit.ly/2vxQvAw

  • Mission America’s Linda Harvey joined Cleveland conservative activist Molly Smith on her “From the Median” radio program in June to discuss the dangers of same-sex summer camps and sleepovers, which Harvey and Smith claimed attract homosexual predators and morally corrupted children.
  • Mission: America is an American Christian right organization based in Columbus, Ohio and founded in 1995 that seeks to "cover the latest cultural and social trends in our country and what they might mean for Christians.

“I would caution anybody to allow their children anymore to go to these camps, I really would, because so many times we’ve seen that this is where there are predators there to prey on our children,” Smith said.

“any time there is any kind of same-sex environment—I do not mean same-sex homosexuality, I mean boys together doing things together, girls together—it attracts the people that would take advantage of them, and then it will be someone of the same sex, so access is what these people want.”

“They want access to youth and access even to corruption. It might not be sexual, but it might just be a moral corruption of some kind, their older peers who also are corrupted already. You know, so many kids are into pornography and homosexual pornography is part of that. You know, kids are sexualized early only online, you don’t even have to have somebody involved in it. So those may be the people that your kids are in a sleepover with or at camp with, you know, is these kids who are already highly sexualized and nobody may know it, but it’ll come out in the middle of the night.”

This Week’s Stories

Waiting 4 Wrath Presents
How To Not Die of Nature!
With Ranger Jenn

Summer may be starting to wind down, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have some time left to enjoy it! And what’s more American than a trip to one of our many beautiful National Parks? How about dying in an especially gruesome fashion?

Yep.

Murder, Mayhem & Morons: Ways to Die in Our National Parks

Welcome to the Grand Canyon!

Home of a big ass hole full of this that will murder like it’s 1349, the foremost research institution of Thelma & Louise Syndrome, and Eric — Adventurer, and badass extraordinaire!

Jenn was actually involved in this one! Wanna find out how? Visit Patreon.com/W4W and get another 30 minutes of the show and find out what happened when Jenn was living in America's biggest crack!

Yosemite.

Now more than just a distribution of Mac OS!
It’s the best place for patrons take out their amazingly designed iPhone and, using the new brilliantly clear high definition Face Time camera, update Instagram with the best-drunk ass selfie you’ve ever taken. Ótrúlega!

One more thing.

What if we told you we’ve completely redesigned how serial murders travel the world? Since our last version of Jenn Murder’s Everyone, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to completely redesign ridiculous unsolved murders. And now, we’re proud to present the most advanced serial murderer humor available outside of True Crime Obsessed; The Ahwahnee!

And finally, the local favorite, Yellowstone!

In Lou of creative writing or silly puns … or the attempt of those things anyway, the Waiting 4 Wrath crew would simply like to remind you all to keep your pets on a leash when visiting our beautiful national parks! Regardless of how well you think you’ve trained them ever creature, dog and man alike, usually forget even the simplest of commands when running from bears … or you know, being on fire.

Next Week’s Beer

Cara De Luna - Crazy Mountain
From: Queen Jenn

Faith In Humanity Restored

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz: ‘If U.S. Military won’t take you, Aurora PD will!’ - http://bit.ly/2vxVTU9

  • So because of fuck Trump, in the wake of his shitty comments about the trans community and more recently, shitty comments to cops…
  • Chief of Police in Aurora Nick Metz says: if the U.S. Military won’t accept you, Aurora Police will!
  • Metz apparently has a history of reaching out to groups ostracized by the federal government
  • In Aurora, Chief Metz called the transgender community capable in his Tweet, saying they’re welcome to apply to be officers, dispatchers, investigators, and administrators, etc.

Bonus Good News!
Congratulations @GaytheistCallie! <3

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Bonus Cat Video

How Not To Adapt A Movie - Pitting Ghost in the Shell against Ghost in The Shell 2017 - http://bit.ly/2vy1nyh

Baby Driver’s Opening Car Chase, Mapped - http://bit.ly/2vydNGr

Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba Answer the Web’s Most Searched Questions - http://bit.ly/2vxXqJW

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 142 - The One Where We Screwazard Our Schnapsidee Landshark Style

July 28, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show we’ll quiz bears about how they teach their breasts to be so full… and buoyant.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Guan Yu (Chinese god of loyalty, righteousness, and valor) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I taught myself a new exercise it’s a cross between a lunge and a crunch, I call it lunch.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that 2yrs after the death of King Henry the VIII the first Book of Common Prayer was printed? After several iterations (and quite a bit of religious controversy and violence; its author was put to death over it) the final version remains to this day the official liturgy of the Church of England.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

From Queen Jenn
Sun Drenched Exploratory Ale - Denver Beer Co’s

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2tXWz4v
  • BA Rating: 84
  • Style: American IPA
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Aaron: 7
  • Jenn: 6
  • Shea: 9
  • Steve: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

New Patrons!Holy sending us money Batman!

  • Kurt
  • Brother Brewer

iTunes Review

Listen, enjoy, and then support this podcast
From Odysseus2k7 from the United States

Wonderful comedy and honest beer reviews. If you are a fan of No Religion Required, add this podcast to your download queue. After gaining an appreciation for this wonderful show, support it on Patreon.

We got a mention from Ballast Point Brewing… so that’s kinda cool.

Voicemail/Txts

And The legend of Angry Gay Face continues to grow as we got a txt message from Mr. Bearpig!

Hey guys Mr. Bearpig here. In the middle of my Friday tradition beer, tractor, and your show. And Jenn you are my favorite too!!! Oh and just some background on the, “not gay if you make a mean face.” I worked in a prison for 9 years, an inmate told me that once after I found him blowing another inmate in the library, anyway love you guys

Angry Gay Face - the hero cell block C needs, not the one it deserves…

It deserves a hero without teeth or a gag reflex. Yeah… that’s the one.

Updates!

Quickly this week I’d like to mention a few updates we tripped over. You may recall in Episode 85, been a while, we talked about those asshat parents who “gifted” their six underage daughters to a man who claimed to be “prophet of God.” Lee Kaplan, 51, was found guilty of 17 charges including child rape, statutory sexual assault, and indecent assault. He is still awaiting sentencing. As for the parents, Savilla pleaded guilty and Daniel pleaded no contest. Their sentences are the maximum allowed by law - up to seven years in prison…

Headlines

Do Bears Shit On Patreons? - http://bit.ly/2w4Y0Lp

Never! But they do shit in living rooms. Find out where at Patreon.com/w4w!

  • A Wyoming man said he woke from a nap to discover a bear inside his home, and the animal “took two poops” before wandering away.

Thailand’s Brest Medical Advice - http://bit.ly/2w4FD9k

  • What must be rather a painful treatment is now becoming a popular alternative to surgical procedures. Beauty salon owner Khunying Tobnom discovered the trick to getting a bigger bust when as a teenager her grandmother would slap her breasts several times then shock them with ice water.

    • She noticed that the technique has resulted in her bust growing by 4 inches,
  • Tobnom has been awarded a government license for her ‘hands on approach’ to breast enlargement where her slapping method shifts fat from one area to another where they belong.
    • training course will set you back $263,000 (9 million baht)
    • If you want a course of treatments, six 10-minute sessions will set you back roughly $380 (13,000 baht).

Will Teach For Cash - http://bit.ly/2w4FF0W

  • A Tulsa, Oklahoma teacher is making a bold statement about the state of education as she pleads for money at an intersection to pay for classroom supplies.
  • Teresa Danks is a third-grade teacher in the Tulsa Public Schools system. As a result of education budget cuts, Danks is now spending between $2,000 and $3,000 of her $35,000 salary on supplies for her students. “It all adds up week after week and month after month,” “So, it’s a huge need.” So she decided to ask the public for help after she learned lawmakers weren’t going to help her.
  • In six minutes Tuesday, the veteran teacher made $55 standing on the street corner near 193rd East Avenue and I–44, more than double what she makes per hour in the classroom. Danks said she was overwhelmed by the response, and she became emotional talking about it.
  • Trump wants to further cut the budget by $9 billion or %13 percent of the budget approved by Congress

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Patreon Ark Park Snark

Saddest day: One year in, Ark Encounter sinking.

Available now from Patreon.com/W4W

Despite “taking back the rainbow” from the LGBTQ community and bathing the big boat in multi-colored night lights, the Ark Park is having some serious financial troubles. The Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet has suspended an incentive agreement worth up to $18 million with a Noah’s Ark-themed attraction in Grant County because the park transferred its main property to a non-profit affiliate.

The July 18 cabinet letter to Ark Encounter attorney James Parsons said the ark park’s recent actions put it in breach of the agreement with the state to refund a portion of sales tax collected at the site, which opened last July with a large-scale replica of Noah’s Ark.

Three days after this suspension, officials at a Noah’s Ark theme park have sold their main parcel back to their for-profit entity Crosswater Canyon, (which is also affiliated with the Creation Museum in Petersburg) for… $10.

Ark Encounter has also been in dispute the city of Williamstown (1 mile away), which issued another tax incentive program. Ark officials are resisting a new safety assessment tax that would add 50 cents to every ticket sold in order to improve emergency services that respond to Ark calls. Lulz…

The small businesses in Williamsburg are also very upset about the total lack of new business that was promised. After Answers in Genesis were given tax breaks and incentives from Kentucky state tourism boards.

Now folks, how could this have possibly failed? This is a theme park that boasts such exciting dining options as Zophar’s Flatbread sandwiches and Shem’s Snack Shack, Home of the Ark Dog – 2/3s of a Cubit of Hot Dog goodness!!

Side note: there is apparently no Ken Ham & Cheese sandwich, which absolutely demonstrates their total lack of imagination. Creativity museum this ain’t.

Don’t forget the gorgeous murals depicting the ‘animal kinds’. Mommy Blogger Kristen was nice enough to share some pics on her web page that I wish to share (from Celebrate With Me Every Day gag): Crazy nice lady

So few kinds becoming so many species. (Sorry small boy.)

Also, this next picture comes with this helpful caption from Mom Kristen:”If you don’t want to read everything at the moment or want to re-read text later, take photos with your phone. There were several signs that I wanted to be able to re-read and remember at a later point. I love the convenience of smart phones.”

Final pic: Note from bright red Snatan

Beer Slang vs. Sex Act Quiz!

Vandyke
Beer Term - To stagger, weave, or wander in the zigzag course of one drunken or irresolute.

Katzenjammer
Beer - The nausea, headache, and debility that often follow dissipation or drunkenness.

Arabian Goggles
Sex Act - When you put your testicles over her eye sockets while getting head, it may be anatomically impossible.

Gum-ticklers
Beer - A gill of spirits, generally rum, taken fasting.

Fish Eye
Sex Act - From behind, you shove both fists in their ass and they turn around in a one-eyed winking motion signaling that they have been there and done that.

Hole In One
Sex Act - The act of sticking your dick in your own ass.

Lunatic Soup
Beer - In 1930’s Australia and New Zealand.

Wounded Soldier
Beer - Partially full but abandoned beer bottles

Bitch Slap
Beer - Mixing a 6-pack in the store

The Landshark
Sex Act - The woman braces herself facing a wall, naked, hands against the wall, legs spread, bent over. Next, the guy also naked as well as stiff walks to the opposite end of the room, places his palms together and raises them above his head, and begins chanting the theme to Jaws. The guy then sprints toward her at full speed with his pelvis-out, fin protruding, and you can guess the rest.

Snappy
Beer - SNPA = Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Charizarding
Sex Act - When you light your partner’s pubes on fire and put it out with your jizz then flap your arms and say ’You don’t have have enough badges to train me.

The Screwnicorn
Sex - When you put a strap-on dildo on your forehead and proceeds to go at it like a crazed unicorn.

Schnapsidee
Beer - German. A daft or ridiculous plan thought up while drunk.

Bayoneting the Wounded
Beer - Finishing the “wounded soldiers” the next morning

Next Week’s Beer

German Dennis
Mahoni Marina - Hanscraft & Co. GmbH

Faith In Humanity Restored

From Jerk to Gentleman in two words… http://bit.ly/2w4ycir

Aaron, age 19, and Jamal, 17, are two best friends from Seagoville, Texas who recently became heroes after stumbling upon an unusual scene. The two friends were driving through Kaufman County, Texas– near Dallas– when they noticed a good looking woman in the backseat of a car. They pulled up to her car and instantly felt that something was off. The woman appeared to be mouthing the words, “Help me.” Aaron immediately called 9–1–“I’m on the highway. I’m witnessing a robbery. Not a robbery, a kidnapping.” said Aaron in his 911 call. He explained: “So, we’re checking out the girl in the backseat because we’re like, ‘OK, she’s kind of attractive,’ and then all of a sudden the guy is turned back, looking at us. We looked in the backseat and the blonde female in the back was saying, ‘Help me,’ or something, whispering it.”

It turns out, the 25-year-old woman had been leaving an office party in Downtown Dallas when 37-year-old Charles Atkins Lewis kidnapped her at gunpoint, forcing her into his car and driving off.

Author’s Note: Steve makes a good point. This story isn’t exactly up to our usual Faith In Humanity Restored standards and that’s on me. I was in a rush and saw a headline about two kids saving a lady and basically just glossed over the fact that they only saved her ’cause they were checking her out. But still, it has a happy ending so that’s nice.
If you’d like you suggest a happy story to close the show out on we always love listener suggestions. Send us a link on any of the socials below or to our email, Podcast@Waiting 4 Wrath.com.
Thanks,
~ Aaron

Bonus Cat Video

Marvel’s The Defenders - http://bit.ly/2w4EHC3

The Philosophy Of Kurzgesagt - http://bit.ly/2w4Gabk

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 141 - The One Where The Sheep Is Bigger On The Inside

July 21, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi, everybody!
Before we move to our normal spiel, I want to take a quick moment to introduce you to one of my VERY favorite new podcasts, True Crime Obsessed. I’m gonna turn it over to Gillian & Patrick to show you what they offer!

  • https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com
  • https://www.facebook.com/TrueCrimeObsessed

~ Jenn

In This Week’s Show

We travel to ancient China to help save Doctor Jesus from a hand harvesting sheep rapist.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Abraxus (the Gnostic’s supreme being) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience.

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that babies are 72% water, also Jesus could walk on water. I can walk on babies, therefore, I am 72%, Jesus.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that the Nag Hammadi Library, thirteen leather bound papyrus scripts, are the most important remnants of the Gnostic Gospels? They were found in 1945 in a clay urn in Egypt by a farmer named Muhammed al-Samman. There would have been several more but Muhammed decided to use a few of them as kindling.

Jim’s Good Gay News

We got knives!

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

From listener Anonymous, brought in by Shea

Huber - Bock

Pouring One … Or Three … Out for the Patrons

Shea & Jim drink some Bud Light Clamato asshole. Spoiler alter — it’s basically assholes.

Aaron’s multi-berry wine!
We started making ciders. This one was inspired by the teachings of Mr. Jim. Perhaps it wasn’t as inspiring as his peace wine, but at least one of us finished the show without pants. So there’s some of that in the patreon cut. Enjoy.

Summer Ale - Shipyard Brewing Co.
This beer review quickie polished off the amazing — gay approved — Summer Ale from James and Susan. A beer so good it makes Big Gay Jim think of his wedding! Hear the story at patreon.com/w4w or by making a donation to Wyoming AIDS Assistance! Don’t forget to mention the show in your donation note so we know to send you this week’s hour and a half long patreon cut!

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2tNWkIE](http://bit.ly/2tNWkIE)
  • BA Rating: 72
  • Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • ABV: 5.1%
  • Jim: 9!

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

RIP George Romero

iTunes

This is one of the greats!
by Teufelhunden@q on Jul 12, 2017.
Rating: ★★★★★

I have been on the road a long time so I have finally made my way through the entire backlog… This amazing crew has given the world a view into some of the diversity of our of our culture. By the way, my spirt animal is JIM!

Love hearing some local voices!
by lonelywyoming on Jul 15, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

It’s a lonely road being secular in Wyoming and these guys and gal make the going a little smoother! I always look forward to hearing their opinions on the goddamned headlines. Give these guys a listen if you like beer, cursing, and off color jokes.

We also have to thank LonelyWyoming for becoming our newest patron! Enjoy the extra beers… and the extra Jesusssess…

Jim finally weighs in on Dr. Mr. ManBearPig’s burning questions.

Headlines

HL1 - Taking One For The Team! - http://bit.ly/2vGCIUf

  • The Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that the Government of Ghana would consider the legalization of gay marriage on one condition.
  • If the Amnesty International boss is advocating the legalization of gay marriage and the right to have sex with animals, then he should be forced to sleep with a nursing sheep in the open. If he is able to do that, then we may consider granting what he is calling for. he said.
  • Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye has said Amnesty International (AI) may soon start pushing for the legalization of bestiality in Ghana judging from the way the rights advocacy group has been campaigning for the decriminalization of homosexuality and the abolishment of the death penalty in the name of human rights.

HL2 - Chinese Pod People - http://bbc.in/2vGFrNx

  • The Global Harbour mall in Shanghai has erected a number of glass pods for wives to leave any disgruntled husbands that don’t want to be dragged around the shops.
  • Inside each individual pod is a chair, monitor, computer and gamepad, and men can sit and play retro 1990s games. Currently, the service is free, but staff told the newspaper that in future months, users will be able to scan a QR code and pay a small sum for the service using their mobile phones.
  • Mr. Yang said he thinks the pods are “Really great. I’ve just played Tekken 3 and felt like I was back at school!”
    • Another man, Mr. Wu, agreed but said that that he thought there were areas for improvement. “There’s no ventilation or air conditioning, I sat playing for five minutes and was drenched in sweat.”

HL3 - Worst Surprise Ever! - http://bit.ly/2vGCxYU

  • Rafiqul Islam, 30, reportedly blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, taped her mouth in the pretense of trying to surprise her only to cut off all five fingers. Ms. Akhter’s fingers were then thrown into the dustbin by one of his relatives to ensure doctors could not reattach them.
  • The blindfolded me and tied my hand. He also taped my mouth saying that he would give me some surprise gifts. But, instead, he cut off my fingers.’ Mohammed Saluddin, the Bangladesh police chief said that Mr. Islam had confessed after he was arrested in the capital, Dhaka, and will face charges of permanent disfiguration.
  • Human rights groups are demanding life imprisonment. Ms. Akhter says she is learning to write with her left hand and is determined to resume her studies. She is now back at her parent’s house.

This Week’s Stories

Patreon Story

The Five Jesusses Summit - http://on.natgeo.com/2uNX8y9

Who are these amazing new Jesusi?

What are their plans for Earth!?

And will Son Pilot be able to power up all 30 Silver Coins and summon Mega Shinnginus?

Find out right now on another exciting patreon episode of Jim’s Juice: W4W available at Patreon.com/W4W!

Doctor Jenn’s Jerk Pills

The sound of millions of man-babies crying out in terror…but still not silenced.

Pretty quick and stupid story this week. Because the voices of men are continually being silenced and their opinions are talked over and ignored, I thought I would make a safe space. I bring you potentially the most poorly written change.org petition, brought to you by a man whose life has suddenly lost all meaning. Why? Dr. Who is now a 2-hearted, shape-shifting Time Lord in the form…of…A WOMAN. (manly screams of terror)

It’s short, so I’ll read it—as written. Also, the comments are things of beauty, so I do suggest checking those out.

Women Ain’t Doctors!

Also, The Doctor disagrees with you. Asshole. - http://bit.ly/2uOixr4

Next Week’s Beer

From Queen Jenn

Sun Drenched Exploratory Ale - Denver Beer Co.

Faith In Humanity Restored

Plane Passengers Are Left “In Awe” of Woman’s Kindness Towards Agitated Boy With Autism - http://bit.ly/2uOl2JI

From listener and tweet @LilLowey!

Bonus Cat Video

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 140 - Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 140 - The One We Fly Into A Gluten Free Abyss!

July 14, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, episode 140, we get lost in Japan taking a sexy quiz about murdering Satan, but all the results told us is that Klingons have celiacs and the Earth ISN'T FUCKING FLAT!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Lakshmi (Hindu goddess of health and prosperity) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned some interesting statistics about feminism. The average school boy will go to college to get more knowledge. While a girl will travel to Jupiter to get more stupider.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that Lakshmi, goddess wife of Vishnu, was said to have been formed in antiquity by using a mountain and a serpent to churn the cosmic ocean to milk, out of which she floated radiantly on a lotus flower? So, basically, she is the goddess of making an entrance.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

By James and Susan

Shipyard Brewing Co. - Summer Ale

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2tNWkIE
  • BA Rating: 72
  • Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • ABV: 5.1%
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 7
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Chapters:

  • Intro - Welcome To The Show 0:30.17
  • This Week's Beer - Summer Ale 2:26
  • Round Table 9:36
  • HL1 - All Crackers Go To Hell 18:35
  • HL2 - You're A Wanker Gordy 27:14
  • HL3 - Ding Dong Satan’s Gone! 33:37
  • The Patreone Plane 39:13.271
  • LMGTFY Triangle 59:43
  • Next Week's Beer - Bock 1:09:04
  • Faith In Humanity Restored 1:10:41
  • Outro - Thanks 4 Supporting Us! 1:17:05
  • Outtakes 1:17:52

Round Table Discussion

Mr. BearPig asked Jim to clarify/verify if ‘it’s not gay if you make a mean face’.

New Patrons:

  • DodSno
  • Joshua
  • & @CraigDaFarmer

And Craig came through in a big Patreon way for the Chelada fiasco. He was also generous enough to make a donation to WyoAIDS.org, Big Gay Jim’s Wyoming AIDS Assistance 501c3 — which, btw is a 501c3 so you can deduct your donations. also, if you mention the show in the donation note (or whatever way you like of proving you’re you) in addition to our undying gratitude we’ll send you the patreon cut of the show for the week of your donation!

We got two voicemails this week, one to our fantastic - and textable, btw thanks as ever to Dave - Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463, and another to the website’s SpeakPipe app!

Shane, first of all, Happy belated Canada Day!

I’m glad you like the chapters etc, we put a lot of effort into the final MP3 file and it’s really pretty gratifying to know that folks appreciate it! I’m not sure if we’ve had Big Rock or Village Brewery - at least not on the show - but we’ll put them on the list!

Dan, who works in child protective services, agrees with our thinking that it’s much worse for a person who is unprepared and especially unwanting of a child to have a child, vs the alternative

Closing out headlines this week we thought that, given our recent influx of listeners, we should take a moment, to sum up Wrathful Studios’ offerings.

We frequently mention the Drunk Dial Line — (513) 760–0463 — and how it takes texts now, but what is SpeakPipe?

SpeakPipe is a widget on our site and an App for you mobile. It’s a great freeway to leave us voicemails without having to pay international rates or reveal your phone number! If we use your voicemail on-air we’ll send you the patreon cut of the show it appears in!

Speaking of Patreon.

If you make a per episode donation at http://patreon.com/w4w you’ll get a much longer cut of each week’s show - often in the form of a unique story or topic. Patrons also get exclusive access to episodes of 4 More Beers, wherein we drink a beer, do a story and generally BS our way through announcing the next four show beers.

Finally, we would be remiss to miss a mention of our store!

Waiting 4 Wrath.com hosts a fun shop where you can buy hoodies, T's and coffee mugs - with more great stuff on the way! The T's come in all sizes and shapes — including those meant for people with boobs! That’s right, they aren’t the loose-fitting unisex shirts destined to become shop rags, they’re quality shirts at a decent price designed to fit actual human people!

And, as ever, if patronizing us is too expensive, calling us is too personal, and buying our stuff is too kitschy, you can always take a moment to leave a 5-star review on iTunes or your podcast outlet of choice! It’s free and goes a long way toward helping us reach a bigger audience.

Headlines

All Crackers Go To Hell - http://bit.ly/2uXgk9z

  • In a letter circulated to Roman Catholic bishops, Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments was instructed by the Pope to tell church members about the correct ingredients of the bread and wine given to mass celebrants.

  • The Body of Christ, the blessed bread given to Catholics, must contain a small amount of gluten, according to the Vatican, while the wine must be made from unsoured grapes.

    “Hosts that are completely gluten-free are invalid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist,” according to the letter which was translated by Vatican Radio.

  • The letter comes amid concern that the ingredients of holy bread are readily available in “supermarkets” and “even over the internet” and not from religious communities.

  • The reminder comes following a decision by the church in 2003 that holy bread should maintain a “small quantity” of gluten.

You're A Wanker Gordy - http://bit.ly/2uXfs4C

  • Religious Right activist and former Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt declared on his “Pray In Jesus Name” program last week that Americans would not need health care if this nation would simply stop funding Planned Parenthood because, if we do so, “God will heal your diseases.”
  • Declaring that Democrats and Republicans in Congress who are fighting to retain support for Planned Parenthood “are being influenced by a demonic spirit because they want to kill children with your taxpayer dollars,”
  • “You know what the solution to America’s healthcare crisis is?” Klingenschmitt asked. “Obey the Ten Commandments, stop funding abortion, stop funding child killing and God will heal your diseases, America. The supernatural blessing of healing is available if we stop working with the demonic spirit of murder.”

Ding Dong Satan’s Gone! - http://bit.ly/2uXftWa

  • South Africa’s celebrity pastor Paseka Motsoeneng, more popularly known as Prophet Mboro claimed he has killed Satan.
  • Mboro, a senior pastor at the Incredible Happenings Church made the claims on his Facebook page. He wrote the following to the amazement of his followers and critics. “When I got to hell there was a queue of millions of people waiting to be braai’d by Satan. I even saw some prominent South African politicians. I was so shocked because they lived like angels here on earth. I thought they went to heaven. When Satan saw me he panicked and directed his army to kill me. Like Samson in the Bible, I defeated them. Satan was my last victim.”
  • Mboro’s post was deleted after an hour when his followers raided his Facebook comment box demanding further information and asking him more questions.

This Week’s Stories

Patreon Story

Fucking Flat Earthers! - http://dpo.st/2uXli61

So how do we combat this? Well, we could use some 2,500-year-old Greek logic: Pythagoras thought the Earth was round given that the Moon was as well. Later Aristotle reasoned the Earth was round as the shadow cast on the moon during an eclipse was round. Also, here's some math. Who knew.

  • http://www.dummies.com/education/math/geometry/how-to-determine-the-earths-circumference/
  • How to measure the Earth yourself using a stick and basic math from 236 BCE:
  • http://www-personal.umich.edu/~copyrght/image/books/Spatial%20Synthesis/Eratosthenes/
  • https://www.wired.com/2012/02/a-modern-measurement-of-the-radius-of-the-earth/
  • http://www.classichistory.net/archives/eratosthenes-circumference-of-earth

Jenn’s Story

No, Amelia Earhart was NOT captured by the Japanese and that is NOT a photo of her.

This past week the interwebs were abuzz about a controversial theory resurfacing re Amelia Earhart. A[ new documentary on the History Channel presents the theory that the aviatrix survived her crash landing, was then taken the prisoner in Japan, and the American government has worked for years to cover it up. It’s often referred to as ‘The Marshall Islands theory’ and was largely supported by a single photograph … which a Japanese blogger seems to have verified in the Japanese national archives, immediately disproving the whole thing.

I mean, LOOK AT THAT EVIDENCE!!

http://imgur.com/a/I3mSw

I3mSw 

So, apparently the History Channel (home of such intellectual stimulation as Ancient Aliens, Pawn Stars and Swamp People) doesn’t like to fact check, because they are airing a special this month (to add to the list of such specials as God v/s Satan & Predator X), Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence. From the History Channel’s website:

Former FBI official Shawn Henry investigates new, shocking evidence that aviator Amelia Earhart was captured by the Japanese military, including a photograph that purports to show Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan alive after their disappearance. Evidence includes documents containing new information indicating that the U.S. government knew that she was in the custody of a foreign power, and may have covered it up.

Well, gosh darn it Y'all, I guess it’s true! Um...nope. Tokyo-based military blogger, Kota Yamano decided to actually do some real investigation. Says Yamano:

“I have never believed the theory that Earhart was captured by the Japanese military, so I decided to find out for myself,” Yamano told the Guardian. “I was sure that the same photo must be on record in Japan.”

After less than an hour of research, he was able to find this exact photo---in it’s real historic context. After doing an online search using keyword “Jaluit Atoll” (the location of the wharf in the photo) and a decade-long timeframe starting in 1930. IT WAS THE 10TH ITEM THAT POPPED UP.

The picture originally appeared in a South Seas Japanese-language travel guide, that was published a full two years before Earhart even disappeared.

C’mon people.

Next Week's Beer

Provided by Shea by way of an Anonymous listener.

Huber Bock

Faith In Humanity Restored

Colorado Springs police chief has perfect response to a Libertarian idiot upset over a late night amber alert issued for a disabled kid. - http://bit.ly/2uXAjEY

Bonus Cat Videod

The Khan academy core they should all have to take http://bit.ly/2uX0dsl

Word of the Week: Schnapsidee - http://bit.ly/2uXiRR1

Oats Studios - Volume 1 - God: Serengeti - http://bit.ly/2uX1UX1

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 139 - The One Where We Spice Up Our Bud’s Clam…ato

July 7, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show we swipe right on mining Zionist Jews for HIV on Mars

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ogoun - Yoruba god of rum and unpleasantly cold, flame retardant testicles (Yes, really) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying their patience!

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that rum was given to sailors in the Royal Navy mixed with lime juice to prevent scurvy? I doubt it helped their aim, though.

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Bud Light & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

From fan, via Twitter, @CraigDeFarmer

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2tvCbrd
  • BA Rating: 49
  • Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer
  • ABV: 4.2% 
  • Aaron: 0
  • Jenn: 6
  • Vice: 5
  • Steve: 0

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Texts

We got a text message from an awesome listener who sent us a cool ukiyo-e style Civil War poster, love it! Thanks for listening to the show and stay safe out there eh!

We deeply appreciates the unsolicited duckling image. It’s from one of her favorite cartoons!

I would also like to apologize to new listener Chris G, who wrote:

“I started listening to you guys since the promo from cognitive dissonance and I've noticed something: Jen and Shea have not been on the same episode yet so I was wondering if they are in fact one trans-folic fluid person?”

I apologize, I did indicate we would be recording together for the Clamato Clash of 2017, but Shea had to run away for the long holiday weekend.

iTunes

Beer and Blasphemy
by CorruptPhoenix (United States)

Do you love good beer and fabulously blasphemy? Then you will love this podcast. The cast fights the good fight against religious BS while ensuring that no one has to drink horrible beer that you might think is good just because it's "craft".

Brilliant blasphemy at its best
by The_Sane_Wonko (United States)

This is a wonderful show that I never miss. Aaron, Shea, and Steve are hilarious in their own wonderful and special way. Jenn is even more hilarious and is the heart and mind of the show. Now and then Big Gay Jim stops by the show to drop a glitter bomb of brilliant awesomeness. If you love beer and skepticism this is the show for you. Many thanks for making my Fridays that much better.

Today’s episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience!

Headlines

Keep Jesus In Your Butt - http://bit.ly/2tO1STx

  • Topless Feminists went to Vatican Square where they shoved crucifixes up their butts
  • Two of them had “Keep it Inside” scrawled across their backs, an apparent reference to their anger that the Pope’s activities extend beyond the tiny papal enclave in Rome.
  • Police immediately swarmed on the women as bemused tourists snapped photographs. Covering the woman's bared breasts with coats, the cops dragged them off, with one of the women crying: “The pope is not a politician, God is not a magician.”
  • What to do with them?
    • According to the story, they need to be locked up a stoned to death
    • This is what should happen to these wretches. They should be punished just as Jehu killed Jezebel when he had some eunuchs “threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, and he trampled her underfoot.” (2 Kings 32)
    • These reprobate Devils need to be punished just as Phineas, with fiery zeal, killed Zimri and his Midianite harlot. It is quite beautiful how the profound Scripture describes how this awesome warrior of Heaven “rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body.” (Numbers 25:7-8)
  • So yeah, that’s all pretty fucked up

They probably should have just started a podcast...

Drill Deep For Jesus - http://n.pr/2tO20T1

  • Zion Oil and Gas is a Dallas, [Texas-based hydrocarbon exploration company; its principal assets are the three license blocks in northern [Israel.
  • Because who better knows how to find oil than the chosen people of God… who somehow wound up with the only godforsaken speak of dirt in the middle east without oil under it…
  • I believe Zion Oil & Gas was ordained by G-d for the express purpose of discovering oil and gas in the Land of Israel and to bless the Jewish people and the nation of Israel and the body of Christ (Isaiah 23:18 NIV). I believe that G-d has promised in the Bible to bless Israel with one of the world’s largest oil and gas fields, and this will be discovered in the last days before the Messiah returns and that it will be found on the Joseph License and the Asher/Menashe License, both being on the Head of Joseph (Genesis 49:1-2 and 22-26)
  • "God creates this. He provides the money and the place where to drill. Now why we haven't got the oil yet, I don't know. I have never drilled one oil well I didn't expect to find oil," says John Brown, Zion founder & CEO.

    "I was an alcoholic that God saved, took me from being in the tool business and sent me to Israel and told me he was gonna do something. Zion Oil & Gas was nothing. I didn't even think about something like that at that point," Brown says.

  • Zion's motto is "geology confirming theology."
  • Zion Oil is listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Since going public in 2000, the company has burned through $130 million. According to Morningstar, Zion's stock has lost 90 percent of its value in the past five years.

    "Well, I used to have a lot more money in it than I do now. The stock I bought has tremendously decreased in value over time," Barron says. "But with my belief that God is in charge of all of it and it's all his anyway, I think the upside of betting on God is pretty good."

Swipe Right To Abort! - http://slate.me/2tNFHwG

  • With the help of an app developed by the anti-abortion Human Coalition, it was easy! I saved real-live babies from the clutches of money-grubbing abortion providers with just a couple dozen swipes of my right thumb as if I were paging through Tinder or wiping a little schmutz off the screen of my phone.
  • “Human Coalition.”
  • The organization, which calls abortion “the [worst holocaust in human history” and hopes it will become “unthinkable and unavailable in our lifetime,” runs crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Raleigh, North Carolina, metro areas and has connections to more than 30 other CPCs around the country.

“Someone considering an abortion in Charlotte, North Carolina contacted a center,”

  • An “impact” tab records how many prayers a user has performed, how many babies she’s helped save, and how many total babies Human Coalition has saved since its founding.

“If you’ve prayed for a woman who decides to keep her baby, you can be encouraged that, through prayer, you’ve helped save a child from abortion.”

This Week’s Stories

Bring Down That Wall! No, no... the lamer one.

Utah’s Irrational “Zion Curtains” Law Is No Longer In Effect

  • http://bit.ly/2tNrT5o
  • http://bayareane.ws/2tNK3nG

Patreons From Mars!

The Mauritian… kids - Alex Jones Guest: Children Are Being Kidnapped And Sent On Spaceships To Slave Colonies On Mar... Find out how that all goes down at http://patreon.com/w4w 

Next Week's Beer

Shipyard Brewing Co. - Summer Ale
From James and Susan

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2tNWkIE
  • BA Rating: 72
  • Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
  • ABV: 5.1%

Faith In Humanity Restored

Strangers buy car for 20-year-old Texas man who walks 3 miles to work every day - http://cbsn.ws/2tO8jWK

When Andy Mitchell spotted a young man in a fast food uniform walking along the side of a road on a 95-degree summer day in Rockwall, Texas, he felt compelled to pull over.

He rolled down his window and offered the man, a 20-year-old named Justin Korva, a ride -- not knowing how much that small gesture would impact the man's life.

Bonus Cat Video

Telling Real Scientologists About Scientology! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hzdp8fl5OY

Batman: Realm of Shadows 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q8vs-UJMaQ

Rick and Morty Season 3 Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeAw6aXHzcY

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 138 - The One We Applied Topically To Gain It’s Goopy iEnergies!

June 30, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, NASA asks French televangelists to pray for the lift-off of it’s newest cola powered rocket, La Fausse Mouche!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Proteus (Greek Old Man of the Sea) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that it's not PC to call someone a tweaker. They are ‘Methican American.’

Jim’s Good Gay News
Um...I'm having a hard time with good news this week. Instead, I have a public service announcement. We're recording on National HIV Testing Day. Go get tested and know your status!

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co

  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2sMlq7u
  • BA Score: 85
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • Style: American Porter
  • Aaron: 7
  • Jim: 3
  • Shea: 2
  • Steve: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

New Patron Rex! If you want to be as fearsome as Rex check out all the great stuff over at http://patreon.com/w4w

iTunes Reviews

Great show! Love you guys! 5 Stars By: Pastor Timothy (Australia)

Big love from Australia. Keep it up. Ps. Timothy

No new drunk dials this week, and drunk dials really stroke (hehe) our egos

Email We received an email from a listener, Chayne:

I freaking love you guys. I listen to you guys on my way from work every Friday and always look forward to it. Keep doing what you're doing because it works. My state got mentioned last week, good ole ass-backwards Tennessee, where people fly the American and Confederate flag side by side because these bastards are too stupid to see the irony. And speaking of Tennessee, if you guys ever get a beer from Yee-Haw Brewery don't even waste time trying it, pretty sure you could strip paint with it.

Also, Shane, your mom got that spelling because of all the wonderful drugs that go into childbirth now ;)

Promotions

This week’s roundtable was a bit short! But you can help fix that by giving us an iTunes review, becoming a patron at http://patreon.com/w4w or by contacting the show through all the usual socials linked in the show notes!

We do want to mention that we still have shirts, hoodies, and other great schwag on our store at waiting4wrath.com with more great stuff on the way! So make sure you check that out. We’re also getting ready to record another episode of 4 More Beers for the upcoming weeks so this is a great time to join our Beer Club and have your reviews read on the air. Speaking of the Beer Club, some of you aren’t listed on our website’s Friends of the Show page — remember, that’s an opt-in only honor so if you want to see your smiling face (or avatar) on waiting4wrath.com let us know!

Finally, Jim has joined us again and what better way to say thank you than checking out WyoAIDS.org!

Jim, what have you been up to?

Atheism 101 with Matt & Tim

Headlines

After this great drinking birthday weekend, I’m glad I can recover with Gwyneth Paltrow. http://bit.ly/2tvkLLc

  • Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop is now peddling a product called Body Vibes, wearable stickers that purport to “promote healing” and “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies.”
  • These stickers, which cost $60 for a pack of 10, will allegedly work magic on your body, including reducing inflammation, “boosting cell turnover,” and “smoothing out both physical tension and anxiety.”
  • The aestheticians (beauty care specialists) who invented the Body Vibes stickers claim their products are made with “the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear.” This special technology uses “bio-frequency that resonates with the body's natural energy field.”
  • NASA told Paoletta that spacesuits “do not have any conductive carbon material lining the spacesuits.” A former chief NASA scientist added, “What a load of BS this is.”
  • Actual Testimonials
    • These are real conversation starters!
    • When I wear my anti-anxiety sticker I'm not anxious!
    • Unicorn Skin calms down my skin because I travel a lot.
  • Recommended by professionals like Mia Moretti the famous DJ Fashion Muse, Kelsey Fafase Beauty Expert, Christine Dionese integrative food therapist… these are real people with real made up jobs who know real science when they see it!
  • This is SCIENCE!
  • If you can’t trust stickers maybe a $200 box of crap will make you feel better! http://bit.ly/2tvwVUq

Once again an upstanding pastor, evangelist, television host, author, humanitarian, philanthropist, a businessman is being dragged through the mud! http://n.pr/2tvMMSN?

  • North Carolina televangelist Todd Coontz – author of numerous books on faith and finances – has been indicted on charges of tax fraud spanning more than a decade.

    • "As a minister, Coontz preached about receiving and managing wealth, yet he failed to keep his own finances in order," Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said as she announced the charges. "Coontz will now receive a first-hand lesson in 'rendering unto Caesar' that which is due." The charges include three counts of failure to pay tax, each carrying a maximum federal prison term of one year, and four counts of aiding and assisting in filing false tax returns, each carrying a maximum term of three years.
  • The televangelist "promised financial miracles for people who sent money to his ministry," according to Channel 9 WSOCTV of Charlotte, N.C. The news station recounts some examples of his claims:
    • " 'You need to plant the $273 recovery seed. I'm only going to give you two to three minutes to respond,' Coontz once told his viewers.
    • "Coontz posted videos on Twitter as recently as Wednesday, promising financial blessings to the faithful.
    • " 'Suddenly miracles are happening. I want to work with your faith for quick things, swift things,' Coontz said in the video."
  • Coontz's attorney Mark Foster said in a statement "Todd Coontz has always endeavored to follow the law and to be a good citizen, father, and minister. He trusted others to manage his finances and taxes for him and was shocked to find out he was under criminal investigation by the IRS."
    • He also allegedly purchased the following vehicles through his corporations or ministry: "a 2011 BMW, a 2011 Regal 2500 boat, a 2012 BMW convertible, a 2011 Lexus, a 2011 Land Rover, a 2006 Ferrari, a 2012 Maserati, a 2013 BMW, a 2013 Land Rover, and a 2012 Ferrari." It adds that his ministry purchased a $1.5 million condominium. His corporations also deducted as business expenses more than $200,000 for clothing purchases and tens of thousands of dollars for meals and entertainment.

This Week’s Stories

Aaron’s Story

Prayer, Avionics and things you don’t want to hear a pilot say... http://bit.ly/2tveyyM

  • After 90 minutes in the air, 359 passengers aboard an AirAsiaX flight Sunday felt a small explosion from the left wing before it proceeded to shake “like a washing machine” for the next two hours.

  • Multiple videos were taken aboard the flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, showing the violent shaking and the passengers reactions. One video was posted to Instagram with the caption, “I thought I might die.”

    “Our survival depends on you cooperating. Hopefully, everything will turn out for the best,” said the pilot in a mid-air announcement. Passengers also reported that the pilot twice asked for them to “please pray.”

  • The flight landed safely there while passengers still brave enough to fly waited hours for another flight and were offered a $20 voucher, according to the 7 News Brisbane.

Steve’s Story - http://argusne.ws/2tvC4Mj

Profile of Dale Hemming. The man behind Sioux Falls, SD’s Feminist, Atheist, Thinker’s billboards.

For about the past three years, a bunch of billboards around Sioux Falls that speak out in a way that we rarely see in this country. They espouse that the reader thinks, and think about topics that we as skeptics and freethinkers can appreciate. The billboard campaign sends readers to several different websites,

like Sioux Falls Free Thinkers, Sioux Falls Atheists, Sioux Falls Scientists, Sioux Falls Zoologists, and Sioux Falls Feminists

Messages such as Sioux Falls Feminists Domestic Abuse Looks Like This! You NEVER deserve Domestic Abuse! You Are Not Alone! Help’s at SiouxFallsFeminist.com. (with a picture of a child or woman, cowering in a corner)

And:

Sioux Falls Atheists Millions Are Good

Without God! 98 Million Americans Are Living Happily Without Religion! Being A Good Person Does Not Require A God! Join Us! SiouxFallsAtheists.com

Evolution Is A Fact! The Earth Is Over 4 Billion Years Old! Those Who Think It Is Only 6,000 Years Old Are Still In The Dark Ages! SiouxFallsScientists.com

The man behind this campaign is a 73-year-old retiree named Dale Hemming. Hemming spent a career working for Graco, Inc. where he patented five inventions, and during his time at Graco, he always held onto his stock each time it split. By the time he retired, he had accumulated some wealth and now he’s spending his money to educate people about the topics he believes in.

According to an interview on unitedcor.org - United Coalition of Reason’s website: http://bit.ly/2tvpwV6

Hemming became an atheist in 1965, “when I was 21 in college when I read the works of Ayn Rand, which convinced me there was no God even though I rejected the rest of her philosophy.”

“I became a feminist in 1960 in junior high school, arguing against the sexual double standard (boys were supposed to have sex with any girl they could, and “good” girls were never supposed to have sex before marriage, only “bad” girls did), which made me unpopular with both the boys and the girls at that time.”

While volunteering at Women’s Advocates in St. Paul starting in 2002, he saw first hand the damage caused by domestic violence and child abuse.

While not formally partnered with any major interest groups similar to his own, he sees his campaign as a way to keep busy and use his money in a positive way vs buying cars or vacations. He has no children to support and twice divorced and no other close family, so this is his way of reaching out and spending his retirement time.

He drives a compact that could belong to any college student in the city, were it not for the car-top sign announcing that “Child sex abuse is never your fault” and offering help at his Sioux Falls Feminists website.

“I’ve got nothing else to do with my time, I might as well try and educate people,” Hemming said.

Patreon Quiz

What do you deserve to die for? - http://bit.ly/2tvwfyq

The generic word God is used for all deity names, and names of places or people have been replaced with generic terms. How well do you know your Torah, Bible, or Quran and Hadith? Can you tell which is which? Give it a try and then check the key at the bottom.

Next Week's Beer

Bud Light & Clamato Chelada - Anheuser-Busch

From fan, twitterer, and all around awesome person @CraigDeFarmer

Faith In Humanity Restored

Mickey Minnie Mouse Sign Love Deaf Boy Disneyland - https://yhoo.it/2u4OlEx

Cognitive Disabilities Services - http://bit.ly/2u4Zmpm

Bonus Cat Video

"Marvel's Spider-Man" Origin Short #1 - http://bit.ly/2u52wJH

Inhumans - http://bit.ly/2u4OpnL

Goose Island Beer Collabs with S U R V I V E - http://bit.ly/2u52x0d

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 137 - The One Where We’re Coming Out of Patreon!

June 23, 2017
00:0000:00

 

In celebration of Pride Month, we've released this extra fab, extra Jim, patreon show to everyone! If you like the extra content (it's not always extra beers by the way) please think about supporting the show by visiting https://patreon.com/w4w and donating as little as a dollar a show! Thanks, * ~ Aaron**

In this week’s show, Jim set his lasers to rainbowlific and targets the Mormon church for laying peacock-pipe across Europe!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Aaron’s Birthday (he’s finally gotten past his puberty) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying their patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that hangman is a great game to teach kids that if they don’t learn to spell, they could be put to death.

Jim’s Good Gay News

It's pride month, even if the White House hasn't been as supportive, vocal, aware, responsive, humane…. Regardless, happy pride everyone! Also, I'm baaaaaaaaaaack!

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Peter, Pale And Mary | Mikkeller ApS

From German Denis!

  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2sMtNzY
  • BA Score: 87
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Aaron: 6
  • Jim-: 4
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 7

Bonus | Zima - Coors Brewing Company

  • ABV: 5%
  • Style: Malt Liquor
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jim: 6
  • Shea: 4
  • Steve: 5

Mango Cream Ale | Miner Brewing Company (Hill City, SD)

  • ABV: 4.6
  • IBU: 12
  • Style: Cream Ale
  • Notes: Refreshing and bright, Mango Cream Ale begins with lightly macerated mango and malt on the nose with a lingering mango and malt finish.
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jim: 9
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 2

Aaron’s Bonus Beer!

Elysian Dark o’ the Moon - Elysian Brewing - ABV: 6.5% - BA Link: http://bit.ly/2t0YAfJ - Style: Cream Ale - Aaron: 1 - Jim: 5 - Shea: 1 - Steve: 0

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Bonus drink! From Shea

Jim’s Pussy!

It’sa ma birfday! ~Aaron

New voicemail from The Napkin Pope, thank you, sir!

Titular Bishop Andrew left us an unsolicited dick pic…

Love From Down South
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Love you guys. You guys sound like fantastic people to drink with, but I'll have to settle for listening in as of right now. This big, gay grizzly bear wishes you well, and I hope you have many shows to come.

Megan emailed to tell us about Echigo stout - Banki!

Troy emailed, we’re glad that we can provide you an outlet from the Tennassy folks and their weird church biz!

Follow up: Dumpster fire of a governor, Matt Bevin, of Kentucky responded in a video statement to critics of his “let’s all walk and pray the crime away” idea, attacking his critics and blaming the media for quoting him verbatim. Not a single mention of how prayer is actually useful.

Headlines

Pissed Peacock perforates pints of Perignon - http://bit.ly/2t11npl

  • This week a peacock strutted into Royal Oaks Liquors in California, and made himself comfortable amongst the wine bottles, and was content to relax under a Pabst neon sign.
  • “A lady said, 'Hey, uh, you have a bird inside your store,'" manager Rani Ghanem, recalled. Apparently, the store’s door had been accidentally left open, allowing the bird to saunter inside.
  • An animal control officer showed up on the scene to coax the bird out, but as the video clearly shows, he was out of his league. The agitated bird outsmarts capture and crashes around the store, breaking bottles as he flaps his wings to escape the net.
  • According to the manager, the bird ended up destroying around $500 in Champagne and other expensive wines.
  • He'll be released at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden – hopefully putting a swift end to his reign of terror at Southern California liquor stores.

You can take those fidget spinners and shove them right up your ass if you ask me!

http://bit.ly/2t0Ygh6

  • Unless you live in a cave or maybe outside of the states you have heard of fidget spinners, It consists of a bearing in the center of a multi-lobed flat structure made from metal or plastic.
  • Fidget spinners have now reached critical mass. People are attaching rockets to them, balancing them on the heads of alligators, and the heads of their penises. What’s really left to do? Apparently, the answer is glue one to the end of a butt plug.
  • Recently added to their store Fidget Spinner butt plugs are now real, and available for purchase.
  • GlowFyourself’s Etsy shop sells them for only $35 for a small and $55 for a large!
  • Social anxiety? Easily distracted? Want something that will REALLY confuse your family? Try this out!
  • Be the talk of every party, become the rectal tilt a whirl you've dreamt of, legitimately identify as that Apache attack helicopter you've always known you really were!
  • This is sure to help you stay focused in bed, never get distracted while hitting it from behind again!

Underground beer pipe almost complete! - http://bbc.in/2t0Yipe

  • An underground beer pipeline is being laid for the Wacken Open Air (WOA) hard rock festival, which kicks off in northern Germany in August. It is part of a new 7km (four-mile) pipeline network, which organizers say will make the event more eco-friendly. The beer flow rate should fill six glasses every six seconds, thanks to the 35cm (14-inch) diameter pipeline.
  • WOA is one of the world's biggest heavy metal events. The line-up will include Megadeth, Alice Cooper, and Trivium.
  • The venue is on the edge of a village in Schleswig-Holstein with 1,850 residents. This year WOA will feature 150 bands, pumping out their rock numbers from 3-5 August.
  • German media report that WOA, spread over three days, attracts about 75,000 heavy metal fans each year. Each one consumes on average 5.1 liters (nine pints) of beer during the festival. Approx 5500 Kegs of beer.
  • On the WOA website, the organizers say the pipelines are an investment to make the festival more sustainable and cost-effective.
  • Beer trucks will no longer churn up the fields every day to reach thirsty fans. The pipelines will meet strict hygiene standards, they stress.

This Week’s Stories

Patreon Story This week's patreon story is proudly outa the cloud... [cough]. We're publishing this week's patreon episode publicly to wrap up Pride Month! Thanks to everyone who makes this show possible!

Don't forget to check out WyoAIDS.org for more information about how you can help those living with HIV/AIDS in Wyoming!

Paramedic says deadly fires were caused by 12 gay weddings - http://bit.ly/2t0F5DZ

  • They’ve been blamed by a paramedic for fires in South Africa that have devastated large parts of the country.
  • More than six people have been killed, including a three-year-old child and a firefighter, in the fire and 10,000 people have been evacuated.
  • A paramedic has been suspended over his remarks saying that the fires were God’s revenge on the country for allowing 12 gay marriages at The weddings he was writing about took place at the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts festival
  • Afrikaaner Bossie Boshoff, (Bossie isn’t his real first name) said that the fires in Knysna happened only after the Dutch Reformed Church allowed the weddings to go ahead.

He wrote

Can you remember last year when Knysna was made up in pink and 12 homosexual marriages took place on one day? It was only after the election of the Dutch Reformed Church when they approved gay homosexual marriage. It was all over the newspapers. It dared god. They mustn’t cry now about the fire. God doesn’t let himself be mocked.’

Netcare911 managing director Craig Grindell confirmed that Boshoff had been suspended and would face a disciplinary panel next week.

Mr. Grindell said: ‘Netcare and Netcare 911 have a firm, zero-tolerance stance towards discrimination of any kind.

We will not hesitate to take the strongest possible action when made aware of any action, and or behaviour, of a staff member which transgresses the company’s values, ethics and code of conduct.

Jim Story

Mass Resignation at HIV Council Exposes Trump's Cruelty

http://bit.ly/2t0U4Oc

  • The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has been gutted after six members quit, writing in a blistering letter to Newsweek that President Trump is allowing people to suffer and die.
  • Scott Schoettes, HIV Project director at Lambda Legal, penned the letter. Schoettes quit the Presidential Advisory Council last week, along with 5 other HIV advocates.
  • "As advocates for people living with HIV, we have dedicated our lives to combating this disease and no longer feel we can do so effectively within the confines of an advisory body to a president who simply does not care," Schoettes writes.
  • Presidential Advisory Council was created in 1995 — under the administration of President Bill Clinton — to help the president best tackle the epidemic via the help of researchers, health professionals, faith leaders, HIV advocates, and people living with the disease.
  • The council has continued to advise administrations and, under President Obama's tenure, helped produce the influential National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
  • Trump’s record:
    • took down the website of the Office of National AIDS Policy
    • has not appointed a leader for the White House Office of National AIDS Policy
    • Trump refused to meet with HIV leaders when running for president, something both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders did
    • And TrumpCare/AHCA: "Between ... defunding Medicaid expansion, imposing per-person caps on benefits, and/or block granting the program, the changes to Medicaid contemplated by the American Health Care Act would be particularly devastating for people living with HIV."
  • The people most affected by Trump's cruel indifference: low-income people of color, transgender women, and gay and bi people in Southern states where leaders are itching to cut off funding for meds and health care.

Next Week's Beer

Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co.

Faith In Humanity Restored

Gay Men’s Chorus drowns out pride protest the best way possible: by singingk

http://bit.ly/2t0Or2v

Bonus Cat Video

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples - http://bit.ly/2t0UcgE

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington confronts protestors with music - http://bit.ly/2t0Yk0f

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 136 - The One Where We Fall Off The Edge Of The Earth Disk

June 16, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show The Prophet Jeremiah helps stop hate preaching flat earthers by selling them on an abstinence-only reproduction plan… And drugs. So many drugs.
Is attrition a drug?.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Mbomba (the creator god of the Congo) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

I don’t exist.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel (and the only person to win 2) kept detailed journals of her scientific work? You probably aren’t surprised. BUT did you know that these journals are still so radioactive they cannot be handled safely and are stored in lead-lined boxes?

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Daura Märzen | Damm S. A. of Spain

  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2s9NbJW
  • BA Score: 81
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
  • Aaron: 0
  • Jenn: 0
  • Jeremiah: 3
  • Steve: 0

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Starting off Round Table we need to say hi to The Prophet Jeremiah!

Thanks for joining us this weekend. If you want to find out more about what he does go to…

RIP Adam West.

Patrons!

We have a lot of patrons to thank this week! Not only that, but I’m pretty confident that we’ve just set a record for patrons thanked in a show, but don’t worry, records are made to be broken and you can help by visiting http://patreon.com/w4w and pledging as little as a buck a month for shows that often run half again as long, or at least have a unique story, and you’ll get free episodes of our beers show 4 More Beers! So what are you waiting for, join the awesome ranks of:

  • Luke - pretty sure Skywalker
  • Michael - hopefully not Corleone
  • Cory
  • Candace
  • Heeby, and,
  • Hell Bound Kangaroo — what… what, does a kangaroo do to go to hell? Be all Fundyroo and rude to sloths and ancient bison.

We do want to remind folks to check their settings in Patreon. We’ve had a high number of declined payments which means folks are getting content!

Voicemails

We got a voicemail from the ever lovely Miss Martina Gras

Also received a nice 3:01 min butt dial. Keep‘em coming

We also got a few text messages which are great! We’re glad you’re enjoying the show, those beers look great and keep the jokes coming in at Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463

Finally, we got a few emails at Podast@Waiting4Wrath.com

Fatboy_rob asks where the cool song we play after our beer review comes from. It’s a fun song from a great Aussie band called Elbow Skin. Check out the “thanks” page on waiting4wrath.com for the music video and all their links.

Far East Poke
Now… about getting us some of that sweet Filipino beer… San Miguel, Lao Dark from Laos, and Shigha from Thailand are on the list and, if we have listeners in those parts of the world, hook us up!

Reviews

We don’t have anything from iTunes but we do have a new review from Stitcher!
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
WorkMX

Great show

Humorous, witty and well informed. Great show. Found via Cognitive Dissonance podcast.

Jenn has a correction from last week’s story. King RICHARD III, not Henry was found buried under the parking garage.

Headlines

It’s important to get the word out - http://bit.ly/2syr5kz

  • A new shockingly ironic electronic billboard outside of the Philadelphia airport is asking people to do their research
  • For 8 seconds every minute, it will urge people to “Research Flat Earth”
  • Purchased by Math Powerland of Flat Plane Society, for $835 and funded via GoFundMe
  • This super smart person says NASA pictures and videos of the curved earth are faked.
  • “We believe it’s all faked. All of it is in front of CGI, augmented reality, the space walks are most part done in desalinated water tanks,”
  • Rejected ideas for the billboard: WE KNOW. THEY KNOW WE KNOW. DO YOU? THE EARTH IS FLAT”
  • FLAT BILLBOARD INSPIRED BY EARTH
  • KIM KARDASHIAN GOT CURVATURE… RESEARCH FLAT EARTH
  • JESUS WALKED ON FLAT EARTH WATER!

Fake. This time it’s not fake news, but rather fake drugs - http://bit.ly/2syhXfK

  • What a letdown. You pays your money, but you don’t get your high.
  • David Brady of Albany, NY was arrested at the Bonnaroo music festival for selling fake drugs
  • Fucker has 1000 hits of LSD, 37 pills of Molly, 22 bags of mushrooms, 20 bags of Coke, and some black tar heroin, except it was all fake, fake, fake.
  • He was arrested on a charge of possession of counterfeit controlled substances
  • He did the same thing in 2015 at Wakarusa music festival in Arkansas and was released on bond, but failed to show up for court
  • Now he will face charges from both incidents, first in Tennessee, then back to Arkansas
  • He claimed that he was doing gods work by selling the fakes
  • People like this give good drug dealers a bad name

Shocker (no not that kind), lots of teen mothers in Texas - http://nyp.st/2syljzE

  • A study from Florida Pensacola shows that while nationally, this rate is in decline (btw 2006-12), there are pockets of problems.
  • Texas has the 5th highest rate with 35K in 2014 and leads the country in repeat teen preg. according to CDC
  • There’s a double whammy in Texas regarding teen pregnancy since not only to 58% of school districts have abstinence-only ed, and 25% don’t teach it at all, there’s also a lack of access to birth control.
  • Texas closed 82 fam planning clinics in 2011
  • Texas does offer free birth control to low-income teens as of 2015, but it still requires parental permission.

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Story

Emmanuel Macron continues his dark horse rise to become world president of my heart.

Business Insider

The French government (led personally by President Macron) has initiated the Make Our Planet Great Again movement, in direct response to our Commander In Chief (a discarded bag of rotting hot wing skins) and his decision to withdraw from Paris Climate agreement.

http://bit.ly/2syi232 ← Watch this, it is glorious.

This movement is creating an outlet for scientists, teachers, researchers, and students to continue their work to fight climate change. Because this is what real countries, led by real leaders, do.

Per Business Insider:

Researchers, teachers, and students can apply for a four-year grant that allows them to continue their studies or instruction, fully financed

Businesspeople and heads of NGOs can also apply to receive funding from the federal government, which issues grants to organizations it considers deserving.

The Make Our Planet Great Again website goes into a more detailed explanation:

You will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband/wife working in France. If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and 'grandes écoles' are very low compared to the American system.”

I recognize the Grade A delicious shade in this small paragraph and say ‘merci’ to the entire nation of France for calling America on its goddamn bullshit so beautifully. It’s only missing a blurb on national health care to be total perfection. France, you are a magnificent bastard.

Jeremiah’s 15 Minute Second Half

The SJW Circle-Jerk Don't listen to this show, it's terrible!http://bit.ly/2syD2XC

Gaytheist Manifesto
With Callie Wright & a full crew of great folks! - Web: http://bit.ly/1I4XgrO - Gaytheist Patheos Blog: http://bit.ly/2t8i1zR - @TheGaytheist: http://bit.ly/2t874ON - Facebook: http://bit.ly/2t7UNdc - @GaytheistCallie - http://bit.ly/2t8lRJm

No Religion Required
With Bobby C. & Mrs. Ashley
- Podcast: http://apple.co/2t80FDr - Blog: http://bit.ly/2t8m7YQ - Facebook: http://bit.ly/2oPffNP - @NoReligionReq: http://bit.ly/2t86r7Y - YouTube: http://bit.ly/2t7HZDR

Patreon Story

Institute on the Constitution’s David Whitney can’t decide who’s worse. I mean, sure the terrorist murdered innocent people. But Grande’s singing and dancing is sexual. http://bit.ly/2syw8Sh

Find out how we handled this guy's bull shit at http://patreon.com/w4w!

 

Next Week's Beer

Peter, Pale And Mary | Mikkeller ApS
From German Denis!

Faith In Humanity Restored

This police dog was fired from his job for an adorable reason - http://bit.ly/2syg2Id

This is Gavel, a German Shepherd who was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog - but ended up getting the sack.

Unfortunately, Gavel was found to be not up to the task. As the police put it, he "did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line."

The problem was, Gavel was too sociable. He loved meeting strangers, and would much rather play with someone than help arrest them.

However, as one door closes another opens - and Gavel was offered a new job working for the Governor of Queensland, where he holds the official title Vice-Regal Dog.

His duties include greeting visitors to Queensland's Government House and attending official functions with Governor Paul de Jersey.

"Gavel on occasions sits in on briefings with the Governor. Gavel has also demonstrated his capacity to uphold the ceremonial importance of his role at State of Origin time."

"He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change, and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate."

Bonus Cat Video

Weak Ass Alt-Righters: http://bit.ly/2syz2q7 SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – NBA Finals “Watch the Game” Extended Cut - http://bit.ly/2syP5nD Nick Offerman Answers Woodworking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support - http://bit.ly/2syHiGA

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 135 - The One Where We Pray The Preacherbots Away

June 9, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show, episode 135, Shea slapped DisPod’s ass and we rode the wave all the way to the top of Religion Other, thanks, guys!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Mami Wata (the African goddess who is the embodiment of water) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know Hans Christian Anderson (he of terribly depressing children’s fables) was in real life a distractingly awkward bisexual uber-masturbater? In fact, he kept a detailed journal of every...emission, complete with time, satisfaction level and what he fantasized about. Kinda makes my childhood feel weird.

And I’m Steve, But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Bruce Banner APA - Lost Cabin Beer Co. - Rapid City, South Dakota

Provided by Steve

  1. Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2rL1a95
  2. BA Score: n/a
  3. ABV: 5.6%
  4. Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  5. Aaron: 7
  6. Jenn: 8
  7. Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Jenn and I were on Cognitive Dissonance!

Episode 362: Waiting 4 Wrath - Dissonancepod.com/Waiting-4-Wrath - http://bit.ly/2s9Y0fc

Big thanks to Tom and Cecil!

We had a blast and, I think, did a pretty good job of not letting our nerves get the best of us…

So check it out!

We were also on the most recent episode of 403 of the Imaginary Friends Show doot cum poodcast and it was great! So hearty thanks to Jake for tolerating our nonsense not once but twice!

iFriends 403: iFriends 403 Fallout - http://bit.ly/2s9Ir7c

And so, if you’re joining us from Jake’s show please be aware that we use terrible, terrible language, get drunk and then try to wax poetic, but usually just end up making jokes about waxing Shea.

If you’re joining us from Cognitive Dissonance please know that our show is a lot like theirs… except without the thoughtfulness or insight.

That’s a lot of other shows but we can't forget our friends Matt & Tim!

You heard them question my commercial ability and drive Jenn to her wits end, now go listen to them have a real discussion about religious history, research and being all smarty-pantses!

Atheism 101 - Atheism101podcast.com!

And we have one more, the Prophet Jeremiah will be in studio next week!

Patrons!

While we’re ‘yakking’ about other shows we need to celebrate this week’s newest patreon - Secular Yakking! http://secularyakking.com

Secular Yakking is a great talk show covering current events and church-state separation with Husband and wife team Robert and Amy!

From shows and patrons to patrons reviewing our show, it’s Fenrir!
Infamous Norse wolf is a fan! By: Fenrir 04

Beer, current events, LGBTQ issues, serious topics, delightful host and a yeti? Waiting 4 wrath has it all! With a delightful cast of friends, Jenn, Aaron, Steve, (my spirit yeti) Shea, and my spirit animal big gay Jim, they make you feel like a friend. Wish I could share a beer with them in person.

Shout out for the correction/expansion to my lesson last week. I made it sound like Greek historian Herodotus was a fully credible source but as Kamil pointed out, he employed the Homeric style of history with monsters and fuck-all when it came to a scientific understanding. So, sorry if I mislead, but the excavations WERE REAL.

Headlines

Dipshit Kentucky Governor Advocates For Roaming Faith Healing - http://bit.ly/2s9Y0fc

  1. KY-Gov, Matt Bevin, said in a press conference that he believes roving groups of religious folks roaming around Louisville’s troubled communities will make it all better (paraphrased).
  2. He seriously thinks that walking and praying will curb violence in KY’s most dangerous neighborhoods and he’s asking groups to commit to this for a year
  3. Rather that address the issues that actually cause the problems such as homelessness, education, and healthcare, why not just pray about it?
  4. Rev. Clay Calloway of St. Stephen Baptist, summed up the meeting pretty well, saying he needed a “barf bag”, and “He didn’t say anything of substance,” Calloway said. “He has a responsibility to produce public policy, regulation and provide resources. We don’t need a sermon or him quoting Scripture, we know the Bible and we’re already praying.”

From The What The Fuck Was You Thinking Department - Don’t Put Wasp Nests In Your Vag. - http://ind.pn/2sa3TZW

  1. Lately, there’s been another “all natural” treatment making the rounds. This one is to grind up Oak Galls, which I had never heard of, and into a paste and put it into the vagina in order to tighten it up and get rid of bad smells.
  2. Oak Galls resemble little balls growing on the underside of oak leaves which are deformities formed by wasps laying eggs in a tree’s leaf buds as a place for its larva to develop.
  3. Gynecologist, Jen Gunter, however, has some concerns, such as this can lead to painful sex, fucking with the vagina’s flora, and increased risk of contracting HIV

“It could also wreak havoc with the good bacteria. In addition to causing pain during sex it can increase the risk of HIV transmission. This is a dangerous practice with real potential to harm.”

  1. The Etsy retailer that Dr. Gunter found selling the oak galls – Heritage Health Shop – claimed that they could improve sex lives and be used on cuts with a warning that the paste will hurt.

“Here's a pro-tip, if something burns when you apply it to the vagina it is generally bad for the vagina,” Dr. Gunter added.

Florida School District To Finally Do The Right Thing - http://bit.ly/2s9O5Gj

  1. A few months ago, Chaz Stevens, noticed that Boca Raton High School had banners promoting a Jewish Temple and a local church on the fences which surround the facility.
  2. He applied to put his own advertisement beside those for the “The Church of Satanology and Perpetual Soiree.”
  3. After submitting two requests which were both ignored, he got his lawyer involved to inform that district that ignoring him could lead to a lawsuit since in a 2015 case, the district had argued that those very advertisements were a form of government speech.
  4. Since they’re government speech, then the district can’t discriminate on the basis of religion.
  5. Now, the Palm Beach County school board is considering a new proposal to ban all advertising from groups whose goals are “inconsistent with the educational mission of the School Board…”
  6. “… religious affiliated organizations; churches; organizations promoting or supporting agnostic or atheist beliefs; satanic affiliated organizations; persons seeking political office; political causes and organizations promoting or supporting political causes or controversial subjects…”
  7. “They’ve backed themselves into a corner by declaring that these banners are government speech,” said Andrew Seidel, an attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “And because of that, they absolutely cannot promote religion, and they cannot denigrate religion. This is the logical legal outcome of their previous cases.”
  8. More from Andrew: http://AndrewLSeidel.com
  9. Chaz Stevens said, “Jesus Horatio Christ, my prayers have been answered.”

This Week’s Stories

Is that a giant bone, Mr. Ground Sloth, or are you just happy to see me?

In the lengthy tradition of finding crazy shit when doing railway construction (i.e. King Henry III under a London parking lot and Viggo the Carpathian River of Slime in NYC’s subway), I bring you a treasure trove of exciting megafauna bones found by Los Angeles METRO workers.

BBC - http://bbc.in/2s9U4Ld

LA Fox News - http://fxn.ws/2sa8FGT

Back in May workers with the Metropolitan Transportation were working 16ft below ground when they began to unearth bones that turned out not to be the buried remains of failed actors or crushed dreams. In fact, the greatest find here was a hip bone that turned out to belong to a Harlan’s Ground Sloth. This particular sloth was estimated to weigh about 1,500lbs and was about 10ft in length. Along with the hip bone was also a fossilized bison bone, making for the saddest ending in an Ice Age movie sequel yet.

The bison and sloth were estimated to roam the Los Angeles Basin between 11,000 and 40,000 yrs ago (no word from creationists how the sloth and bison explain their travels before the Earth was created). It took scientists at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum about 8 days to identify the source of the bones and expected to be moved to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in the near future.

This same area of METRO lines has also unearthed remains of ancient camels, mastodons, and mammoths.

Fabulous Nests & Where To Find Them

Just bc we aren’t as photo-op ready as those penguins, we’re still fabulous lovebirds,” says happy gay vulture couple at the hatching of their first egg.

TIME

ABC News

Proving it’s still one of the most progressive cities in the world, an Amsterdam Zoo proudly announces the hatching of a baby griffon vulture, watched over by its mated dads.

The Dutch zoo, Artis, said in a statement Wednesday that keepers who found an egg on the floor of the vulture aviary initially put it in an incubator but later placed in a nest that the two male birds built together in the enclosure. (Because loving couples should be able to adopt, no matter the gender division.) The dads, together for years, had been mating and started building nests in January.

One zookeeper, Job van Tol said he thought it was a “pity” that they could not reproduce because they seemed “really strong couple”.

This was an experiment as zoos have never tried this with same-sex vulture couples, but decided they would give the pair a shot at parenthood.

“The zookeepers put the egg in their nest and watched in awe as the two males took turns keeping it warm. In May, Van Tol said he climbed up to the nest and was stunned. “I saw this little moving baby chick,” he said, adding that he signaled for another caretaker to come watch the young family in action. “It was a special moment. We fell into each other’s arms, which we never do. This we just couldn’t believe.”

“They did it. They hatched the egg,” he added. “For now, it’s 20 days old and it grows like crazy. They are such good parents. They do everything well. They are very protective. It’s beautiful.”

So the dads seem to very, very good vulture parents. They are splitting their duties evenly, taking turns caring for their young, foraging for food, feeding it and defending the nest. There's no guarantee of what the future holds, but Griffon vultures are monogamous animals and tend to stay in couples for years. So relationship goals brought to you by two gay vultures and them little one.

One last fun bit of science info:

More than 1,500 species of animals are known to form same-sex couples.

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From listener Sarah!

At an ancient Chinese temple, Xian’er can chant mantras and answer questions about his faith via a touch-screen display! Which is just as weird as the Jesus bot from last weeks episode. Find out how it went for the Buddhists at Patreon.com/W4W!

Next Week's Beer

Daura Märzen | Damm S. A. of Spain

  1. Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2s9NbJW
  2. BA Score: 81
  3. ABV: 7.2%
  4. Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Faith In Humanity Restored

Wonder Woman Smashes Box Office with biggest female director Ever! -http://bit.ly/2s9Z4jj

Bonus Cat Video

Why Wonder Woman's Fight Scenes Are Moving Women To Tears -http://bayareane.ws/2s9yp61

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time - http://bit.ly/2saabc3

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 134 - The One Where Wonder Woman Frenches Trudeau!

June 2, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, episode 134, we head out for more heady headlines!
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ares (Greek god of War and father to Amazonian Queen Hippolyta) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that when you are sauteing kale you should use a bit of coconut oil, that way it won't stick to the pan when you are throwing it in the garbage.
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the actual existence of the fabled Amazonian warriors is still being debated? Greek historian Herodotus (sometimes called ‘the father of history’) fully believed they were a real nation. Additionally, multiple burial sites found in Eurasia dating from the 3rd-6th century BC were discovered in the mid-90s. These sites contained scores of skeletons of women, buried in armor with daggers, bows and other weaponry, many with bowed legs from long hours spent on horseback.
 
In case you can’t tell, I’m ready for the Wonder Woman movie.
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Donated By: German Denis
Bavarian Dry Hop Lager - Himbrugs Braukunst Keller
  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2rLjD5l
  • BA Score: n/a
  • ABV: 5.3
  • Style: American Pale Lager
  • Aaron: 6
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 5
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
iTunes review:
Cool show By jdoc333 on May 23, 2017 Rating: ★★★★★
Check it out
 
New patron Jesse
Voicemails from Dustin from Atheist Nomads
Voicemail from Daniel aka Mr. Biblepants
Also, thanks to Martin for sharing on Twitter, a movie based on the story of Gisette Perl ‘Out of the Ashes’
We also got an Unsolicited Dick… Van Dyke… pic to our Drunk Dial Line at (513) 760–0463, well-played mystery texter, well played.
Aaron and Jenn are recording with Cog Dis this week, so look for that. We’re not sure when the episode will air (Monday) but we’re sure it’ll be a riot.
Our first episode with Jake Farr-Wharton on his show, Imaginary Friends Show aired this week. That’s episode 402 if you’re interested. We’ll also be on next week, so enjoy.
Speaking of, if you’re new here from the iFriends show please be aware that we’re a bit of a variety show and we most certainly don’t produce a ‘clean’ show. So if you can stand the language, laugh, think, and drink along with us!
Huge thanks to James and Susan for not letting the previous death and destruction of their other beer shipment to deter them from sending us their beloved Shipyard beer. And a little friend for Shea.
Followup
We talked about West Virginia’s Mercer County Schools in episode 125, regarding their teaching an “elective” bible class to elementary and middle schoolers.
Well, the class has been suspended for a year while administrators decide whether it’s actually legal, the result of a lawsuit, from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In the meantime, the District is still trying to dismiss FFRF’s lawsuit. There will be a hearing on that matter on June 19. Don’t worry, it’s obviously illegal...
All The Headlines!
 
Gator Coozy - http://bit.ly/2skkxCE
Thanks to listener Michael for sharing this story with us.
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. Two men in South Carolina are facing criminal charges for forcing beer down the throat of a young alligator, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
the men posted a photo of the alligator chugging the beer to social media. A short time later, the SCDNR started getting calls, messages, and screenshots related to the incident.
After forcing the juvenile gator to drink the beer they released the reptile back into a pond and watched it swim away.
Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, are facing a misdemeanor charge of harassing wildlife. The men face a maximum fine of $300.
 
Trump Dump Chump - http://bit.ly/2rKN1bQ
A Mexican lawyer plans to market Trump-branded toilet paper in that country and use the proceeds to benefit deportees
Mexico City-based attorney Antonio Battaglia said he was spurred to action after Trump's assertions during the presidential campaigns that certain Mexicans are "bad hombres." “I was very annoyed, and I started looking for a way to do something that had an impact, not in a tone of mockery or bad revenge, but in a positive way,”
Battaglia has developed a prototype featuring a plucky little cartoon character shaped like a toilet roll and plans to produce the TP by the end of the year, distributing it to grocery stores and donating 30% of proceeds to deportee aid groups.
Early reviews call it abrasive and claim it doesn't get the job done...
 
Dr. Hammy, PorkhD - http://bit.ly/2skeqhE
 

Well it isn't PhD in make boats float, that's for sure! http://patreon.com/w4w 

Gadots of Salty Man Tears - http://bit.ly/2skaX2L
Alamo Drafthouse is the best, most awesome theater chain in the galaxy. And some men are teeny-tiny-whiny babies.
Women's Only WW Showing, Some Men Explode
 
Second sexiest world leader nearly pulverizes Pres Tangerine’s tiny orange paw and completely, fully admits to it.
Marcon's Man Hands! - http://bit.ly/2skzkgD
What can they touch? Why http://patreon.com/w4w of course!
 
Preacher Bot 9000 - http://bit.ly/2rL4d0J
Technology is again challenging religious tradition in the small German town of Wittenberg.
A robot priest that delivers blessings in five languages and beams light from its hands has been unveiled as part of an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the start of the Reformation
the robot, called BlessU-2, is intended to trigger debate about the future of the church and the potential of artificial intelligence.
“We wanted people to consider if it is possible to be blessed by a machine, or if a human being is needed,”
Stephan Krebs of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau
The robot has a touchscreen chest, two arms, and a head. For the past 10 days, it has offered blessings in a choice of German, English, French, Spanish or Polish. Worshippers can choose between a male or female voice.
The robot raises its arms, flashes lights, recites a biblical verse and says: “God bless and protect you.” If requested, it will provide a printout of its words. A backup robot is available in case of breakdown.
“The idea is to provoke debate,” said Krebs. “People from the street are curious, amused and interested. They are really taken with it and are very positive. But inside the church, some people think we want to replace human pastors with machines. Those that are church-oriented are more critical.”
 
Don't farCry for me Montana... - http://bit.ly/2skijDo
The “mentally ill” vs. “zealous terrorist” argument has finally made it big time — to video games that is.
Ignoring 40 some years of violent video games from Custer's Revenge to God of War’s giggle cutscenes it looks like we’ve finally found the line — you can’t shoot back at alt-right Christian militia cults, even if they’re full-on homegrown terrorists.
The first promo video for Ubisoft Montreal's fifth edition of Far Cry dropped this week and it’s more beautiful than ever.
Montana isn’t another exotic island (Far Cry, Far Cry 3, Far Cry Instincts) or an African savannah (Far Cry 2), and its gun-toting Christian cult leader isn’t another Bhutanese warlord (Far Cry 4). For the first time, Far Cry — which appeals plentifully (but not exclusively) to gun-obsessed males — appears eager to challenge its audience with a disturbing reflection of extremism in America.
Apparently, that’s a bridge too far…
There’s now a Change.org petition calling for Ubisoft to alter or cancel this “Anti-American” game.
It calls an “an insult to [Ubisoft’s] fanbase.” It asks for the villains to be more multi-ethnic (if not outright making them minorities) — or to be misunderstood heroes, because to leave them as antagonistic, religious Americans is “unrealistic.”
The villains shown so far are a religious/nationalist cult — who consider themselves misunderstood heroes — who’ve trampled all over innocent locals. Not unlike, the Rakyat warriors from FC3 and Pagan Min’s army from FC4. This is all business as usual for Far Cry — with the sole exception of nationality.
 
Nebraska is Terrible - http://bit.ly/2rLaGsQ
Republican congressman won’t say if all Americans are entitled to eat, but you can chow down on the story at http://patreon.com/w4w 
 
Dog Art & Assholes - http://bit.ly/2skbd1X
Urinating dog joins Fearless Girl and Charging Bull in New York statue row

Next Week's Beer

Bruce Banner APA - Lost Cabin Beer Co. - Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Provided by Steve
  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2rL1a95
  • BA Score: n/a
  • ABV: 5.6%
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Faith In Humanity Restored

Italy, Citing Rise of “Anti-Scientific Theories,” Makes 12 Vaccines Mandatory for Students - http://bit.ly/2rKSe3A
Parents who choose not to vaccinate can enroll their kids in private schools or homeschool them. The rest of the country can stay safe.

Bonus Cat Video

Don't Talk Durning Movies PSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3eeC2lJZs

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Waiting 4 Wrath - 133 - The One Where We Clardic Fug Hitler’s Bylfgoam Glosd

May 26, 2017
00:0000:00
In This Week’s Show, we find new fabulous colors for the marriage rainbow until some super uncool Russians tried to submit “Auschwitz Spanked Bottom Red.”
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Supay (the Incan god of death and their underworld, Uku Pacha) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I decided that after I die I want my remains spread at Disney World. I also decided that I don't want to be cremated...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that snakes (among many other animals) were sacred to the Incans? Called Amaru, the snake represents our own way through this world, as we moved crawling, trying to evolve and find our destiny and sense in the universe.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Red Velvet (Nitro) | Ballast Point Brewing Company
From the Ox’s!
  • BA Score: 80
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Style: Oatmeal Stout
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 5
  •  Steve: 5
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
RIP Chris Cornell
 
New iTunes reviews
 
Waiting 4 Episodes
by Odysseus2k7 on May 19, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★
Crack open a beer, take a listen, believe that Shea is your spirit animal until jenn brings you back to your senses. Then crack open another beer.
Great laughs and good beer 
by: Icefield (Canada)
Rating: ★★★★★
Been listening for about a year and have not missed listening to a show yet.
New patron Zach!
 
Special thanks to Dave and Reb’Ox for texting in some awesome looking beers to our Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463! Those look tasty. Also, there are reasons why Jenn is in charge of communications - because when I do it you get weird leg pics then overly self conscious justifications for it… [cough]. On a related note, everyone should check this week’s Bonus Cat Videos in the show notes for one of my favorite versions of Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in The Great Dictator.
 
Voicemail
We have a fabulous voice mail from a fabulous guest host!
This week marks the third anniversary of Waiting 4 Wrath.
While it did take a long while to get those first few shows out — and even longer to round out the show with enough hosts to make the title relevant — this pseudo-noteworthy date comes on the heels of our 100th Patreon show! So I kinda feel like by their powers combined it’s a good time to get a little mushy.
And to that end, I’d like to thank all our generous supporters, our amazing listeners and perhaps most importantly, the very fine folks who come into the studio and make up for my lack of personality, facts, research, humor, a diverse view-point, sobriety, social skills and audio production.
So, to Jim, Jenn, Shea & Steve, you’re the best co-hosts an angry young atheist podcasting hopeful could have asked for and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 years and 150 episodes bring!

Headlines

New colors mean better ways to describe the world around me! Oh, wait... - http://bit.ly/2rWv7zC
 
Research scientist and neural network goofball Janelle Shane decided to train a neural network to generate new paint colors, complete with appropriate names. The results are possibly the greatest work of artificial intelligence to date…
Shane explained on her Tumblr, "For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?"
She chose a neural network algorithm called char-rnn, which predicts the next character in a sequence. So basically the algorithm was working on two tasks: coming up with sequences of letters to form color names, and coming up with sequences of numbers that map to an RGB value.
Shane notes that, at first, the algorithm seemed to be forming words that are a combination of brown, blue, and gray.
  • Caae Brae
  • Saa Ble
The longer it processed the dataset, the closer the algorithm got to making legit color names, though they were still mostly surreal: "Soreer Gray" is a kind of greenish color, and "Sane Green" is a purplish blue. When Shane cranked up "creativity" on the algorithm's output, it gave her a violet color called "Dondarf" and a Kelly green called "Bylfgoam Glosd." 
In the end, she concludes: "1. The neural network really likes brown, beige, and grey; 2. The neural network has really, really bad ideas for paint names." 
Honestly, I just can’t wait for crayons with names like; Snowbonk, Bunflow, Bank Butt, Sink, Light of Blast, Clardic Fug, Stargoon, Dorkwood, Sindis Poop, Stoner Blue, Stanky Bean, Turdly, 
On a side note, Janelle Shane seems pretty awesome and you can check out everything else she has unleashed her neural network on, from Dr. Who to heavy metal band names,
 
The Russians Summon Their Most Powerful Hero To Defeat The Evil Demon WannaCry - http://bit.ly/2rWwIWo
Holy water is not typically your first line of defense when dealing with malicious computer software but as we all have learned, Russia doesn’t do anything typical. 
Last week, in case you haven’t heard, there was a worldwide cyberattack by the WannaCry ransomware crypto worm, which targets computers running Windows by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency.
The attack started on Friday, 12 May 2017,[8] and within a day was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries.
Russia, inevitably, was also hit and WannaCry and managed to compromise the systems of Russian banks in some isolated cases. Vladmir Putin, being the pragmatist that he is, probably called up his good friend Patriarch Kirill to erect some magic spirit barriers to protect the computers from the evil virus!
Although this story hasn’t been confirmed there has been an older picture of Kirill blessing some government computers floating around the web, so we know he has blessed them it the past. Also knowing that Vald and Kirill have been close for years I feel like its not a long jump to assume he called up Super Sayin Pope to deal with this, probably demonic, threat. 

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Story
To make up for the ridiculousness of last week’s story, here’s some history:
Gisella Perl, The Angel of Auschwitz.
This story has some unusual historical significance, and probably a lot of people would actually condemn her, but her story is inspiring and it’s a tragedy more people aren’t familiar with her work and bravery.
Gisella was born in Hungary in 1907. She was shown to be extremely bright and talented at an early age, graduating secondary school at age 16 (the first woman and the only Jew to have done this up to this time). *side note, secondary school in Hungary is usually not even started until a student is 16*
She decided early she wanted to go into medicine. Her father attempted to change her mind because he felt it would cause her to abandon her Jewish faith, but despite his misgivings, she completed medical school and became a licensed gynecologist. She was working as such, living with her surgeon husband and children in Romania until 1944 when the Germans invaded.
It was that very year she, her husband and her son ended up being sent to Auschwitz. This death camp is notorious enough in itself to understand what being sent there could mean, but there was an added element of awful that is sometimes forgotten. Auschwitz was the domain of Dr. Josef Mengele, Captain of the SS and a seriously fucked up son of a bitch. Most people have heard of him, but not everyone knows exactly why he has been made so infamous and that he is referred to as ‘The Angel of Death’ and “the cruelest Nazi of the Holocaust”.
 
Read the rest of the story on waiting4wrath.com!
 
 
Patreon Story
Bad news, “Atheism is the Uncoolest Choice Ever, and [this tool bag] Can Prove It”! - http://bit.ly/2rWodue
 
So, what filth falls from this fools fur-fringed fubar facuett, what does Jim have to say about it and how are these episodes of Atheism 101 realted? Find out right now at Patreon.com/W4W!
 
  • Episode 170: Martin Luther Pt1; The Road to the Reformation - Atheism 101 Podcast - http://bit.ly/2rWBCT6 
  • Episode 174: Martin Luther Pt2 - Atheism 101 Podcast - http://bit.ly/2rWk7SK
  • Episode 176: Martin Luther Pt3 – 95 Thesesusasusus and the Fallout - Atheism 101 Podcast - http://bit.ly/2rWwOgI 
 

Next Week's Beer

Bavarian dry hop lager - Himbrugs Braukunst Keller
  • Ba Links: http://bit.ly/2qPlGoh
  • BA Score: n/a
  • ABV: 5.3
  • Style: American Pale Lager 
 

Faith In Humanity Restored

Keeping the Catholic train a roll’n (see this week’s patreon story at http://patreon.com/w4w) we’re visiting a Catholic schoolboy asked to defend church’s morals… who then turned in a 127-page “Gay Marriage is Fabulous” paper!
The 11th grader, who goes by reddit username is AverageSmurf, was asked to write a paper defending the morals of one of the church’s teachings.
“The assignment is to write a ‘Summa Theologica’ style paper where you present a ‘moral dilemma,’ which is where you give the objections to church teaching and then the replies from the church. The exact words my teacher said in class were that you have to provide the church teaching to ‘show and prove that the church’s position is right,’” the student writes on Reddit.
Instead, he turned in a 127-page whopper of a paper, simply titled Gay Marriage is Fabulous.
When the issue of “why is the church so against gay marriage” came up, I asked for the little “talking ball” and just started going for like 15 minutes on how the bible isn’t a condemnation of homosexuality and in all ways affirms love rather than hate and how god doesn’t make mistakes when he makes us, we are who we are. After which, when she started quoting Aquinas on natural law, I stood up and said that natural law has no basis in scripture, science, and fails the is-ought fallacy presented by David Hume and is bases heavily on divine command theory which fails the Euthyphro dilemma. Then I went on about how, when conceiving natural law, Aquinas bases his argument on a law by the Byzantine emperor, Justinian, who wasn’t very intelligent and believed gay people caused “famines and pestilences”.
In the next class, she changed the format of the class. She did not allow discussions and showed a video the whole class (link). The video insinuates that homosexuality is basically a choice or something caused by abuse and “unhealthy relationships”. Furthermore, during class she’s spouted off standard, conservative bull-sh*t arguments like the “sanctity of marriage”, “gay = aids”, “gay relationships are unhealthy”, “kids need a mom and a dad”, “Gay men are much more likely to be pedophiles”, etc.
For instance, in class, when we were talking about “gay = pedophilia”, i said that there was no evidence nor science to back the claim up, but rather much to discredit such a laughable theory. Furthermore, I went on to say that the only people who have higher rates of pedophilia are priests who molest little boys. Her response was, “is that a fact? or is that just something the media wants you to believe.” She went on to totally deny that priests had ever molested children.
He later commented on his paper that http://bit.ly/2rWvme0
I've received many questions or comments on how a teacher would "never assign that" or that I choose this topic, here's what happened: In class we were told to choose 3 topics that we were either interested in or passionate about and that we would be writing a paper on their relationship with the church, as well as the morality of that issue. So, of course, I choose gay marriage as one of them (I think the others were "Justified War" and Nuclear Armament). We were then given a few days to come up with a thesis for our paper. If I remember correctly, mine was along the lines of "If Jesus were alive today, he'd be a supporter of gay marriage".
In the next class, I was then informed that I had to write in support of the view of the church. Furthermore, this was also the class where she said we had to prove and support the Church's teachings. It's not that I'm incapable of writing something I don't agree with, it's just that, in this case, that was not the right choice, for a number of reasons: - I just recently came out and thought this would be a great way to display to kids how homosexuality is nothing to take issue with. - After her comments in class, there was no way I could stand to write that paper. - I knew writing something like this would impress my grandfather, who is a devout catholic and spent 7 years in the seminary, and, just maybe, would offer some information that helped him understand me. - I just wanted people to have a resource where they could find information on why it's okay to be catholic and pro-gay, to, hopefully, spread a little bit of love and enlightenment.
So you know what AverageSmurf? You’re right, your teachers are dumb as bricks, and you are our BAMF of the week!

Bonus Cat Video

  • B.C. woman’s idea to create ‘garden Spicer’ goes viral around the world - http://bit.ly/2rWwpL5
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 5/21/17: Stupid Watergate - http://bit.ly/2rWpdyC
  • This Is How We Know Earth Isn't Flat http://bit.ly/2rWlZLD
  • How Marilyn Monroe Inspired the Creation of 'Twin Peaks - http://bit.ly/2rWwvSX
  • The history of tea - Shunan Teng - http://bit.ly/2rWBO4M
  • Where do superstitions come from? - Stuart Vyse - http://bit.ly/2rWQz7B
  • How did Hitler rise to power? - Alex Gendler and Anthony Hazard - http://bit.ly/2rWwwpZ 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Ep 132 - The One With Gus of Atheism 101 Fame!

May 19, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week’s show we cure Scientology's constipation by burning the evil right out of their dolphins. 

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ratri, the Hindu goddess of the night hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I was walking and a man in front of me dropped some money, I thought, what would Jesus do. So I turned it into wine… well, I bought wine. 
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the ancient Roman cult of Mithras left no written records? Much of what we know about the (male-only) cult is through excavated artifacts. One of the best collections was discovered under a construction site in London in 1954. (Considering how they also found the skeleton of King Richard III under a parking lot, London needs to stop losing important shit.)
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Sunday Morning Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
  • From Andi and Allan!
  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2qQ8s6K 
  • BA Score: 96
  • ABV: 12.7
  • Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
  • Aaron: 5
  • Jenn: 6
  • Shea: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Voicemail from Rebecca apologizing to Jim.
 
We recorded last week with Jake Farr-Wharton of:
iFriends - Imaginary Friends Show Podcast
  • Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2rxx05G
  • facebook: http://bit.ly/2rxs4hd
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Good beer great laughs
by Donavan62 on May 09, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★
Everyone needs a beer now and then (Not quite as much as the Yeti but I don't judge) so if you want to find a new brew start here plus the comedy comes from a wide variety of places I would and do get everyone I know to listen to this podcast
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Headlines

Folk Cure Ills - http://bit.ly/2rxcQZz
  • Last month in the city of Guangzhou, China, a man with the surname Liu was suffering from what must have been a particularly bad case of constipation. Instead of laxatives or even natural dietary remedies, this 49-year-old turned to a “folk remedy” he had heard about: inserting a live eel into his anus.
  • One might say that this traditional remedy worked all too well because the frightened creature tore right through the man’s intestines and began swimming around his midsection. This was all unbeknownst to Mr. Liu at the time and on the outside resulted in swelling around his midsection for which he went to the hospital. However, he strangely refrained from telling them about the home remedy he attempted earlier.
  • So, of course, it came as quite a shock when doctors found a hole in his duodenum and the half-meter-long fish that caused it. After that initial wave of horror passed, they told Mr. Liu that he would need emergency surgery to remove the creature. Time was of the essence for if the fish had broken through the man’s stomach, his life would have been in serious jeopardy.
  • Mr. Liu continued to play coy with hospital staff saying that the eel had gotten in there, “by accident.” Luckily, they could extract the eel (which by that time had died) and save Mr. Liu. Only then, did he finally come clean and tell them about the treatment.
  • It was an awful lot of trouble to go through to ease a case of constipation.
 
Scientology Rehab Center… - http://bit.ly/2rxxDw1
  • A rehab center in the hills of rural Cannon County Tenn. has been shut down after a 911 call led investigators to a locked facility.
  • The facility was called Life Center for a New Tomorrow
  • deputies said they found someone who said he was being mistreated, falsely imprisoned and treated through Scientology.
“The workers there, the manager and other staff were Scientologists, there was a great deal of Scientology paraphernalia found throughout the facilities,” said Trevor Lynch, Assistant District Attorney.
  • Deputies found two patients there, one of whom had a mental illness, the other was being treated for substance abuse. “This facility was not capable for caring for the individuals it was taking in,” Lynch said.
  • Three people were eventually arrested. Dennis Flamond and Hans Lytle were charged with false imprisonment, and another man, Marc Vallieres was charged with facilitation of kidnapping. 
 
I Found Us A Church - http://bit.ly/2rxsJPw
 
Plenty of people screaming "oh God!" ... fewer people praying than you might expect. Find out how that went at Patreon.com/w4w!

This Week’s Stories

A Roman Catholic Nun Has Been Charged On Suspicion Of Helping Priests Sexually Abuse Deaf Children, Argentinean - http://ind.pn/2rxj0ce
 
This shit is straight up terrible but we still found more than a few terrible jokes - and Matt & Tim manage to make a point or two too! Available now at Patreon.com/w4w!
 
Jenn’s Story: I Give Up, Here’s a Story About Genitals
Let’s talk science. And sex. And sexy science. Most people have heard that dolphins are one of the few other species who have sex for pleasure, but there’s actually a whole lot of other freaky going on. Whales and dolphins have surprisingly interesting sex lives, replete with various positions, elaborate vaginas, and a rare type of penis that’s always mostly erect. 
Dara Orbach (a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and research associate at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts) has spent the past seven years of her professional career studying dolphin vaginas. Patricia Brennan and Diane Kelly are two women who have studied dolphin penises. These three women have joined forces in an attempt to crack the code on how dolphins do it.
Why the questioning? Per Science Alert:
“For starters, dolphin sex takes place under trying circumstances. The animals must properly connect despite ocean currents, and salty seawater, which is lethal to cetacean sperm, must be kept out of the uterus. What’s more, dolphins, porpoises and whales have vaginas with extremely unusual twists, folds, and recesses that sperm must traverse to make a baby.”
So how do 3 science ladies go about understanding the...um...ins and outs of underwater copulation? I’m glad you asked! It involves dead bodies and beer keg pumps! Orbach collected reproductive tracts from dozens of dolphins and porpoises who had died of natural causes. 
Side note: My favorite quote “Surprisingly, it’s not a very popular field to look at dolphin genitalia,” Orbach said.
From ScienceMag.org
“Kelly, who has also studied alligator and armadillo penises, came up with the idea of inflating the male organs, which are also twisty. The team did so with a pressurized pump — one more like a beer keg than the kind used to inflate bike tires — and then fit those into the matching vaginas.”
Now, what could be biologically advantageous to make successful intercourse so difficult? Females even have a way to twist their bodies to make sure the attempt fails. (Dirty cetacean teases.)
“Because they have lot of suitors, and reproduction is time-consuming.
At the height of their fertility, female cetaceans mate as many as 15 times in 15 minutes with two or three males, Orbach said. Pregnancy lasts 11 months, and calves are nursed for two years."It's a very substantial investment of a female's life in her developing fetus and calf as well," she said. "So from a female's perspective, she wants some way to control who's going to be the father."
This information could help conservation biologists study how endangered species need to reproduce in captivity and is also just a fun fact to pull out at cocktail parties where you don’t know anyone but want to test the crowd.

Next Week's Beer

Red Velvet (Nitro) | Ballast Point Brewing Company
  • From the Ox’s!
  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2qPgfG1
  • BA Score: 80
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Style: Oatmeal Stout

Faith In Humanity Restored

Submitted By Listener Bill: Legally Blind 4th-Grader Gets Gift Of Sight For His Birthday https://yhoo.it/2qYxFAj
 
A legally blind fourth-grader in Tennessee got the birthday gift of a lifetime recently when his school surprised him with glasses giving him perfect vision.
On Friday, Lanier Elementary in Maryville presented Andrew Borden, 10, with eSight3 eyewear.
"These glasses brought me from a faraway distance of 2,200 to 20/20," Andrew told ABC affiliate WATE-TV recently. "This would make things a whole lot easier, from reading to just playing games in class, on the computers.
The eSight3 eyewear came with a visor, equipped with two cameras, that goes over Andrew's regular glasses as well as a hand controller and a dial that lets him zoom in and out. The visor also has a light and a freeze-frame option.
Andrew has ocular albinism, which affects his hair, skin and eyes.
The glasses cost $10,000.
Renee Powell, a teacher at the school, told WATE-TV that the school had helped put together a fundraising site on GoFundMe after learning that Andrew's parents could not afford the glasses.
"We knew as a community we could do it because we have a small community but we have big hearts and we love our community members," Powell said. "Andrew is one of the most special, little guys I've ever worked with. ... It's just a dream come true for everyone here in our community."

Bonus Cat Video

  • It's Pronounced "GIF" - http://bit.ly/2rxSuzh
  • history of the entire world, i guess - http://bit.ly/2rxrMqs
  • Dafne Keen's Audition Tape with Hugh Jackman - http://bit.ly/2rxkTW9
  • How Much Would A Star Destroyer Cost? - http://bit.ly/2rxzXTK

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P.S. For those wondering who Gus is, you should check out recent episodes of atheism101podcast.com ;)

Also, sorry for the late posting. It was scheduled as usual and... just... didn't... post. Weird.
~ A

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 131 - The One Where We Confront Everyone Else’s Mortality

May 12, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, Stephen Fry travels to Denmark to piss on your dead dolphins.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Azathoth (the ruler of Lovecraft’s Outer Gods) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his/their/its? patience!
 
Jim’s Good Gay News 
We raised over $22,000 at DQB this year, and I can almost walk and move without groaning and creaking. If only I didn't have stubble on my (almost) everything. 
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
Shea is unable to be with us today, as he’s in the upper Midwest right now to officiate a wedding
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that, despite the cultural popularity, we’ve been mispronouncing Cthulu’s name (and the rest of the Outer & Old Gods) this entire time? In fact, it’s impossible for us to ever be able to say the names. Per Lovecraft, this is due to our not having a face of tentacles and dozens of tongues. 
Side note: I bet Lady Cthulu is a happy monstrous, cosmic entity.
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Don’t Be Mean To People - Ponysaurus
  • From Joey & Amanda
  • BA Score: n/a
  • ABV: 6%
  • Style: North Carolina Farmhouse Ale
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 8
  • Jim: 10
  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
This week’s roundtable needs to start with an apology from yours truly.
 
In Jenn’s absence the mantle of knowing stuff fell-ish on me… and… well, I missed nearly everything. So, let’s start with some stuff I should have said week’s ago…
 
Correction from Recovering Catholic’s iTunes review.
We weren’t sure if he meant ‘herd’ or ‘head’ that he was feeding (‘cause White Rabbit is a great song), so he was nice enough to clarify
“Hello, there wrathful studios. This is recovering catholic from the latest iTunes review. Just wanted to let y'all know that I did mean heard. Although it is small we have 3 horses and 3 goats on the property. After a long week, it is truly a pleasure listening while feeding them dinner Friday nights. Just wanted to clear up. Love the show and thanks for what y'all do.”
My little Limerick by Jaded Zappa of the Lefty Milk Stout  
Jimmy was a Florida man, Who had a gator shaggin' plan. He laid on his back, But Brutus thought him a snack, Now Jimmy is no longer a ladies man.
Voice Mails
  • The Napkin Pope
  • RebOx - Whose email I fucked up
Follow-up
Butt-ugly bigot, Kim Davis, can now be sued for refusing to do her damn job. U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with David Ermold and David Moore, saying they could sue her for depriving them of their “fundamental right to marry.” The appeals panel reversed a lower court’s ruling dismissing the case. - http://bit.ly/2poP4Sg
 
From episode 51 - Freaky talking-in-tongues weirdo, “prophetess” Opal Covey, who has repeatedly run for mayor of Toledo, Ohio, recently felt the wrath of god when her campaign van caught fire. Sadly, the fire did not destroy her crazy-person sign on the roof. - http://www.wtol.com/story/35337300/mayoral-candidates-van-catches-fire
 
We also want to thank Jim for joining us this week!
 
Shea is off marrying people — yeah, that’s right, you could get Yeti-wed! Not sure what Patreon level that is, but let us know what you think it’s worth ;) — and since he’s here I wonder if we can impose a bit?
 
So, Jim, put your wig on and let the folks at home know how Drag Queen Bingo went and how the listeners can continue to support WyoAIDS.org!
Tboogs birthday!
 
Happy birthday to you our friend. We can’t wait to have you back in the studio!
 
As usual, don’t forget to like our Facebook page , follow our Twitter feed , leave us a drunk dial message (513-760-0463), use our Amazon link to buy your normal stuff, and if you have the resources and innate awesomeness, become a patron at patreon.com/w4w.

Headlines

Dum da dum, dum dummm - Available now on Patreon.com/W4W
 
  • Actor, comedian, TV host, thinker, gadget aficionado, and all around awesome person, Stephen Fry, is under investigation by the Gardaí (Irish republic police)
  • A member of the public reported that Mr. Fry broke the blasphemy law during a TV interview (which followed a showing of “The Meaning of Life”) in Feb. 2015
  • Under a 2009, goddamned stupid, Defamation Act, “a person who publishes or utters blasphemous material "shall be guilty of an offence". It prohibits the “publishing or uttering [of] matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion”.
  • The busybody complainant said he wasn’t personally offended by the remarks, but believed the remarks were again the law.
  • Atheist Ireland said it welcomed the Gardaí investigation into Mr. Fry for blasphemy, saying it "highlights a law that is silly, silencing, and dangerous".
 

This Week’s Stories

Jim & Steve lead a discussion about losing loved ones and working through grief, the societal frustrations of a non-secular culture's ownership of the funerary process, and how we can help and be helped.
 
If you are or have dealt with a loss and the world really just thinks you need more Jesus we’d love to hear your thoughts. More importantly, we hope we can bring a dick-joke fueled smile to dark times. If you want or need more help please check out the GriefBeyondBelief.org project. It looks like they haven’t updated in a while but the site still has a bunch of great resources and a closed Facebook group full of people who understand.
 
If you have any information, resources or input please don’t hesitate to write or call but do remember to let us know if you don’t want your communication to be read or played on air! Remember, we treat voicemails and emails more or less like opt-in show material but we’ll never release communications if you ask us not to!

Next Week's Beer

Sunday Morning Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
  • From Andi and Allan!
  • BA Score: 96
  • ABV: 12.7
  • Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Faith In Humanity Restored

Faith courtesy of Napkin Pope.
Badass preacher backs up a secular invocation...ist? Invocator... Invocker?... [cough] a humanist to began a town hall meeting with a message that wasn't about god... http://bit.ly/2pp1d9R 

Bonus Cat Video

The Oatmeal - http://bit.ly/2qyx4Fb
Stephen Fry on God - http://bit.ly/2qyOktV
Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - http://bit.ly/2qyA2Jz
Binging with Babish: Rick & Morty Szechuan Sauce - http://bit.ly/2qyyLm2
Marvel’s The Defenders - http://bit.ly/2qyFjkp

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 130 - The One WHere We Shave Our Tutus At Enzi

May 5, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, alt-right Superman psychically shaved Brainiacs pussy for suing Wonder Girl.
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Hippolyta, Wonder Woman’s demigod momma, hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying their patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that hidden inside most human bodies is an entire skeleton.
 
Yeah, you read that right. Shea didn't update it to be the one about the zombie. ~ A
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Hopfenstopfer Citra Ale - from Dennis

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Voice Mails
  • Pussy hats and poodles — it’s Sherry!
  • Epic Andi & Allan
  • And the ever hospitable Dave the Ox!
Speaking of, He left us an iTunes review!
See that. Big "H" Dave — that's because begging you for favors actually works. ;) ~ A
Reviews
5-star Review - By David the Oxford
Thanks for still being the best podcast. Everyone who likes being entertained will love this show and will come back wanting more. Thanks again. David the o
Shirts are selling like hot cakes … which we don’t actually sell because Steve wouldn’t let me set-up the propane burners in the studio — thanks, Steve… and Obama I'm sure. but we do have coffee mugs as well, so that’s kinda breakfast-y.
We also have the Amazon link! If you do any shopping on Amazon visit waiting4wrath.com first and get there with our link - you won’t pay an extra penny but Amazon will cut us a bit of their profit for sending you to them!
“But Aaron,” you say “ReasonCon is over why are you whoring shit already!?”
Well, that’s because we need to raise money for good causes like WyoAIDS, the local Planned Parenthood, and The Trevor Project! Following in the footsteps of our friends at Atheism 101 we’ll be donating a billion dollars per month! Muahahahaha!

Headlines

Shea vs. Nude Cats - http://bit.ly/2p3aW5s
In a bizarre case that so far has police and residents stumped, at least seven cats in Waynesboro’s Tree Streets (VA) neighborhood have been shaved since December without their owners’ permission.
None of the pet owners have seen the person or people shaving the cats, and no witnesses have come forward yet.
cats owned by two separate Tree Streets residents have been shaved in the underbelly, groin and leg areas. He said it appears the shaving was done with a razor of some kind. The cats were not otherwise harmed
“Collectively, this involves seven cats that are indoor and outdoor cats,” the Police Chief said.
Superman vs the KKK - http://bit.ly/2qmb7bI
After WWII had ended, The Klu Klux Klan began to grow and became more violent. This didn't sit well with activist, Stetson Kennedy who vowed to take the giant on. Stetson went undercover and actually joined the Klan in order to learn all their secrets and tactics.
After collecting all this information, he quickly realized the police would not help him in taking the Klan down. Looking for a way to publicly expose the klan, he turned to a popular radio show centered around Superman.
He had hoped the radio show would develop a story in which Superman battles the Klan while simultaneously exposing all of their real-life secrets and lingo.
The radio show agreed to the story and developed a 16-part series titled, "Clan of The Fiery Cross." The radio show subsequently harmed the Klan and their recruitment efforts.
According to Deadline, Rick Bowers’ young adult novel – Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate – is being produced by Lotus Entertainment and PaperChase Films.
Producer Marc Rosen says:
“Fighting the forces of evil with brain over brawn, artists taking down bullies and the power of a good piece of content, it’s a real case of truth being cooler than. We’re excited to develop the thriller elements of the film in the vein of The Departed and Mississippi Burning.”
The Series Playlist - http://bit.ly/2p3a3cU
 
Assholes vs. Vaginas - http://bit.ly/2p2UiTq
Avilable right now on Patreon.com/W4W
 

This Week’s Stories

Steve - Alt-Right goons - http://bit.ly/2p3cqg7
I caught a story in Salon today that merits a brief discussion. Called “Alt-right hopes to organize street-fighting goon squad: Is it more than macho posturing?”, Right off the bat, I had a couple of issues before even getting into the meat of the story itself. First of all, I despise the term alt-right. It is a word they appropriated by Richard Spencer (well-known pig-fucker) because neo-nazi sounds too harsh. They are at the very least white supremacists, but also tend to hate many of the “other” such as Jews, gays, immigrants. That sounds pretty neo-nazi to me.
Anyway, once I got into the story I found it is about groups of haters who feel it is their duty to form into gangs to protect another nazi’s in public from the dangerous lefties, who are apparently well known for starting fights and scaring the poor conservatives as they go about their constitutionally protected free speechifying, though reported incidences of this happening are exceedingly rare. They are just spoiling for a fight.
One group, called Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights (or FOAK), was started by Kyle Chapman, who in march dressed up as one of the batman impersonators from The Dark Knight, then beat up a fucking lefty protester near UC Berkeley. He was then was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, assault with a taser, and assault with pepper spray, and has now become a neo-nazi poster boy hero. He says the group is, “dedicated to “defense and confrontation” in the streets.”
Then just a few days later, another group, the Proud Boys Network, was co-founded by professional dick-head Gavin McInnes who is a member of the right-wing website The Rebel Media, and who recently showed up in a video where he was attempting an elaborate apology for Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. McInnes calls for “strong minded men who are comfortable with fisticuffs” to join.
I don’t think it’s too hard to see where I’m going with this. If one has spent any time studying history, then there is a really obvious parallel between these fuckers (as well as with groups like the southern border vigilantes) and the brownshirts who’s terror tactics and brutality fueled the rise of the original Nazi party.
A major difference here is that the little orange micro-penis is not Hitler. He’s not smart and he’s shit at politics so there seems to be little chance of him destroying our institutions the same way the third Reich destroyed the Weimar republic. Another huge difference is access to information, which today is literally light speed ahead of where it was in the early 1900’s.
The Salon article ended with a couple of examples of fighting these fuckers with mockery rather than fighting them and acting as they think we are. Instead, do as in Olympia, Washington in 2005 and show up dressed as clowns and mock goose-stepping soldiers, or just do as in 1993 in Austin, TX and just moon the assholes in mass.
 
Sorry Moldavians
Rick Wiles: ‘They’re Building A Global Brain That Will Embody Lucifer’s Mind’ - http://bit.ly/2pDglNH
Alarmed by reports that a computer program has “learned” to play Texas Hold ‘Em so efficiently that it can now defeat professional poker players, Rick Wiles lost his fucking mind on ‘Trunews” a radio program he runs that’s so full of bullshit they didn’t even bother spelling “true” correctly
Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.
“If you have a machine that is capable of lying, then it has to be connected to Lucifer,” he said. “Now we’re back to the global brain. This is where they’re going. They’re building a global brain that will embody Lucifer’s mind and so Lucifer will be deceiving people through the global brain.”
Also, because he’s fucking insane, demon-possessed robots will soon start replacing human workers. Which will, apparently, not result in a utopian future of leisure but one where the “deep State’ whatever the fuck that is, will just murder the dicks off of the unemployed of otherwise unneeded people.
“I’m going to tell you where I think this is going,” he said. “I think the deep state planners have already figured this out and they have scheduled a massive war to eliminate tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions, of useless eaters. I really believe that.”
Which is why you’re fucking insane Rick.
 
Patreon Story - Immortally Stupid
Psychic Tries To Prove His Immortality … Doesn’t See It Coming… http://bit.ly/2pCYYww
Theprit Palee, 25, had been performing the traditional spirit dance in front of spectators in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand
The folk ritual is believed to honor the ghosts of ancestors
It’s done by stabbing yourself with a sword
Now, the trick here is, as he did in other shows, the blade of the sword broke when it was pressed against his chest - because it’s fucking fake
But on this occasion, the act went wrong and the weapon failed to snap causing the 25-year-old to stab himself in the chest.
According to Noom Udorn, Mr. Palee had provided readings for several years to local people. Readings that apparently never included “hey, don’t fucking stab yourself with a sword stupid”
‘This is a tradition that happens every year. The sword normally breaks but this time it went inside him,’ he said.
 
‘The medium has been respected for many years. People love him. He is one of people’s favorites.’
The police were called and they tried to save him. But when you have a sword in your fucking heart that’s pretty much it. He died at the hospital, presumably to the sounds of nurses and doctors scratching their heads — after all, he should have seen the sword-robe malfunction coming right?
 
Bonus 100th Patreon Show Story!
12-Year-Old ‘Humiliated’ By Chess Tournament Officials Over ‘Seductive’ Dress - http://huff.to/2pDaqba
Also available to supporters right now on Patreon.com/W4W
 
And the first 5 astute listeners! Did you catch my 007 joke? Let me know what movie it's from and we'll send you the download link for this week's patreon.com/w4w cut!
 ~ A

Next Week's Beer

Don’t Be Mean To People - Ponysaurus

 

  • From Joey & Amanda
  • Ba Link: http://bit.ly/2qKIS3e
  • BA Score: n/a
  • ABV: 6%
  • Style: North Carolina Farmhouse Ale

Faith In Humanity Restored

Wyoming Men Wear Tutus In Protest Of Senator’s Victim-Blaming Comments - http://bit.ly/2qlwLNx

Supporters of LGBTQ equality wore tutus across Wyoming Friday to protest Sen. Mike Enzi’s comment that men who wear tutus into bars are asking to be assaulted.

“Honestly, this is what we do in Wyoming. Straight men all over the state are going to be joining their LGBTQ siblings and wearing tutu’s, buying their queer friends drinks and having a great time,” Equality Wyoming’s Sara Burlingame wrote. “It is a great time to be in the Equality State where we talk out differences and show up for each other — with or without tutus.”

For Wyomingites, Enzi’s anecdote wasn’t random. It instantly called to mind Wyoming resident Sissy Goodwin, a retired professor and well-known cross-dresser whose story has been featured by media outlets like NBC and The Washington Post.

Goodwin donned a bright green and yellow petticoat when he joined participants in a statewide protest dubbed #LiveAndLetTutu, after the state’s “live and let live” culture.

A number of bars here in little Laramie Wyoming participate too (well, most I think) and donated the proceeds of tutu-shots to WyoAIDS.org - the charity that Big Gay Jim runs and has mentioned on-air before. If you want to know more about what Wyoming AIDS Assistance does and how you can help out visit https://wyoaids.org

Bonus Cat Video

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness - http://bit.ly/2qKJiGF

Black Holes Explained – From Birth to Death - https://youtu.be/e-P5IFTqB98

The Defenders! - https://youtu.be/4h3m7B4v6Z

THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer (HD) - https://youtu.be/GjwfqXTebIY

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W4W - Episode 129 - The One Where All Our ReasonCon Dreams Come True!

April 28, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show we’re back from seeing our witch-doctor at ReasonCon 2017 to wrap up our curse-free journey through America’s plan B!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Crock E Dile, the Wrathful Studios god of crock-o-shit headlines, hasn’t struck us down… this episode… we are trying his patience!
Shea’s Life Lesson
You shouldn’t actually drink like a fish in the south - people fry fish there, just like my brain, my brain on southern booze....
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you that, somewhat surprisingly, 48% of citizens in North Carolina identify as religious? The Southern Baptist Convention is by far the biggest slice of the godly pie.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Finkel & Garf Wheat with Cherries & Black Currants - from Jenn
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oS7RkT

  • A Rating: No Score Yet

  • Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

  • ABV: 4.8%

  • Aaron: 5

  • Jenn: 8

  • Shea: 8

  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Speaking of people who helped get us to ReasonCon we can now count Daniel (AKA Mr. Bible Pants) of Country Fried Freethought Podcast to our list of incredible people!
It was great chatting with you a ReasonCon, listened to your hotel chatter today, good stuff.
Find Country Fried Freethought - http://apple.co/2oHpIcQ
He also left us a voicemail!
I sympathize with you on the not talking about it at work.
That can be a bit touchy which is a shame because ReasonCon was an amazing group of insta-friends! We hadn’t even got our luggage out of the car before we ran into a few people we knew, nor had we had even made it to our room before making new friends and we’re glad to count you among them!
We also got another German lesson from German Dennis!
That’s a dangerous business you’ve got there Dennis, trusting Shea...
I’m glad you like each week’s cover art! We’ve used it as message space a few times in the past but it doesn’t really serve a purpose beyond its being one more place for me sneak in a laugh or something.
The artwork each week is usually inspired by some element of the show as I create it along with the show notes post-edit. It also helps us keep the archives on the site interesting with cool cover flow animation and such, which is I suppose — if anything — the real reason we started to do that. Enjoy this week’s - it’s colorful ;)
Before we get to ReasonCon, thanks to a follow-up PSA from Candace (who happens to be a mortician):
Regarding last week’s story on ‘smoking wet’ or joints dipped in PCP, also known as ‘embalming fluid’, but not TECHNICALLY embalming fluid: “I wanted to clarify in case anyone really stupid is listening - embalming fluid should not be smoked. It's sometimes used as a carrier to dissolve PCP in, and PCP is sometimes referred to as "embalming fluid" even when it hasn't been mixed, but formaldehyde is a gas and will dissipate from the embalming fluid as it dries in open air, which is also how it penetrates tissues during embalming. Heat causes it to gas off more quickly, and even at 50-60° (room temperature for a mortuary) a small amount of embalming fluid will cause your eyes to water, throat to burn, and will remove your fingerprints if you get it on your fingers. NOT something that should be inhaled.”
So yeah. Basically, that’s all terrifying and you shouldn’t do drugs! M’kay!
Moving on to text messages, which you can also leave on the Drunk Dial Line at (513) 760–0463, we heard from the Napkin Pope!
Just for Steve's information as to the Divine Napkin's stance on sanitary napkins, it was revealed some time back, on the Scathing Atheist, that we did, in fact, evolve from filthy monkey napkins and sanitary napkins. Though Napkinism treats this teaching as allegory, trusting science for actual facts.
Speaking of the Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463, we should probably mention that we don’t actually expect or require you to be drunk to dial it. While fun we really only started calling it that because we think it’s funny ;)
Moving on to iTunes reviews — it’s an amazing week for communications with us apparently, keep it up — we got a great review from a recovering Catholic!
Shea is my spirit animal
By: Recovering Catholic
Take 2 because I don't think this came through before. I love this show. I went through the backlog of this show faster than any show before. As a lover of beer I love the beer reviews, just can't always find them in NJ. As an atheist, I enjoy the mockery of religion. The only downside now is I have to wait until Friday now to listen to an episode. Which makes feeding my herd that much better at the end of the day. The last thing I will say is, without a doubt, Shea is my spirit animal. So keep testing that god hypothesis.
So yeah, it was a pretty amazing week for us as far as interactions go. Thank you all!

Headlines

HL1 - Plan B through V - http://on.freep.com/2ps9Gb7
  • UC Davis has installed a “Wellness To Go” vending machine this month.

  • It contains useful items such as Advil, condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, and …. Plan B!

  • Baptist blowhard, Franklin Graham, chimed in, “Rather than pushing sugar or caffeine, this one is promoting sex. It dispenses condoms, pregnancy tests, and the morning after pill ... I strongly disagree. There’s nothing healthy about sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman as God created it — in fact it’s dangerous.”

  • Students for Life exec. Dir, Kristan Hawkins, touted the bullshit abortion pill argument, “Colleges and universities should be offering pregnant and parenting students options of housing, financial aid, diaper decks, and childcare instead of handing over abortion drugs,”

HL2 - The Pooper Shooter Stuper - http://bit.ly/2p1nRTA
Witch-doctor Killed by Revengeful Family After Curse Allegedly Stops Husband Defecating
 
I’m giving this one 50/50 on being real, but fuck it. Witch-doctors are funny and I can’t let Shea be the only one who does dubious research! I wasn’t kidding when I said we might be playing two truths and a lie, and games should have prizes. So, if this turns out to be bullshit the first 5 people to let us know will get the patreon cut of this week’s show in return. All kidding aside though we will be at least trying to get it right...er going forward. ~ A
 
HL3 - Mayor of Doesntlikeusville - Available right now on Patreon.com/W4W

 

This Week’s ReAsonCon Wrapup!

First, we have to give a deeply felt thank you to Gene and all who worked with him to make Reasoncon 3 possible!
We also need to thank the MC Mr. Bobby C for being the best damn guy you’ll ever meet.
Listen to what they do at https://noreligionrequired.com 

 

 

 
We have to begin with meeting our friends Matt and Tim of Atheism 101!
Guys, you’re the best, we had a blast. Next time we’ll bring the silly string — see what you’ve started… but truly, it would have been worth it just to hang with them!
 
Beth and Heretic Woman from Beyond The Trailerpark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rplxdPcU8Y
You’re absolutely the best! We had a blast laughing with both of you and we can’t wait to see you again!
 
Zacreliege Cast http://bit.ly/1d4Mbet
We know, we know. Interview ;)
 
Atheism 101 with Matt & Tim
— Show Notes Trimmed Because Fuck iTunes —
Full snow notes are available at waiting4wrath.com

 

 

 

Next Week's Beer

Hopfenstopfer Citra Ale - from Dennis

Faith In Humanity Restored

If ever there was a tip of the hat story…
Mumbai: A doctor has been feeding 500 old needy people daily for a decade - http://bit.ly/2p1CRB3

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Bonus Cat Video

  • Samantha Bannister: The Tiny Dancer - http://bit.ly/2ps5Xdt

  • Primus - Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - http://bit.ly/2oOWw41 Also, no, I haven’t been missing this all my life… ~ A

  • Wonder Woman - A Symbol of Progress - http://bit.ly/2psaKeZ

  • Binging with Babish: South Park Special - http://bit.ly/2psd1qi

From Faith In Humanity Restored, the Vada Pav or wada pav is a vegetarian street food. It’s basically a local version of a fried potato ball slider with green beans and sweet chutney. The buns are basically dinner rolls.

 

I think we'll be making this over the weekend. I Found the recipe here: http://bit.ly/2psfoJT
I'll post pictures on Facebook if it's worth bragging about. If anyone else gives it a go I'd love to know how they turned out!
~ A

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 128 - The One Where We Get Chompy to The Methabone Clinic… (Bonus Patreon Release!)

April 21, 2017
00:0000:00
When this airs we'll all be at ReasonCon! So a special thanks is in order to everyone who listens and makes the show possible. So, we're releasing this week's Patreon cut publically! We wouldn't be at ReasonCon — or still making shows — without the support of every person who subscribes on Patreon, donates on PayPal, shops with our Amazon link, shares our show on Facebook, sends us tweets at http://twitter.com/4wrath (follow us now for ReasonCon updates!), rates us on iTunes and listens to the show! Thank you all for wasting hundreds (wow, but like, for real) of hours with your drunken friends in Wrathful Studios!
 
Thank you all, we literally couldn't have done it without you! Enjoy a longer cut of the show!
 
Dropbox Download Link: http://bit.ly/2osRbPE
 
In this week’s show, Brent joins us in-studio to use his brain powers to explain how a Texan got his tentacles into gator-eaten (but for real this time) genitals.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while The Easter Bunny hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying its(?) patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that we live in an age that with one button click you can order a hitman to show up at your house to kill you! This is the last time I let my wife
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you that astronomer Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and, in 1787, she also became the first woman—at a time when even men rarely received wages for scientific enterprises—to receive a salary for services to science.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Insel Kreide Seltenes Bier - From Dennis
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2ob9qMt
  • BA Rating: 3.8 (from RateBeer.com)
  • Style: Witbier
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Aaron: 9
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 7
  • Brent: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Opening Round Table this is Marti, Marti Graw letting us know about Drag Queen Bingo on April 29th at the University of Wyoming Conference center & Hilton Garden Inn! The theme is dress like the decade you love - I’m going 50’s! The event is to benefit Wyoming AIDs Assistance program!
Thanks for reminding us about how good it is to be a Patron… And we’ve got someone in the studio who can attest to that! Say “hi” Brent! If you want more Brent, check out Patron-only episodes 4 More Beers wherein we review a special Ballast Point!
Shea’s maybe a spirit animal… or maybe not...
Speaking of Shea’s business, last week’s gator-fucker headline was bullshit.
Apparently drinking before discerning fake news from real isn’t a good plan after all.
But don’t worry, we’re nothing if not willing to admit our faults and try again! So yes, we were wrong about Gator-Fucker, but we’ll redeem ourselves with Gator-Fucker Part 2: The ReGatorFuckening!
Per Mark’s comments about ReasonCon Supporting North Carolina,
You bet, always happy to reply to the listeners and sorry we won’t be able to meet you there but we understand - also we’ll make sure to post plenty of good stuff on twitter so you fine folks can follow along!
Speaking of North Carolina and ReasonCon being there!
We got a follow up from RebOx
Regarding Mark’s comment about ReasonCon not boycotting NC… there's an episode of Bar Room Atheist (Episode 079) where Bill and Suzy talk to Gene (the guy heading up ReasonCon for his first time). It starts around 13 minutes in. He talks about that. http://apple.co/2okeXNH 
And thanks for filling out that testament to the quality of our women’s v-neck shirts ;)
Thanks to Josh for letting us know that W4W coffee mugs are in right now! We hope you enjoy yours and to anyone else wanting some swag visit http://waiting4wrath.com/shop 
Finally, when this show airs we’ll be at ReasonCon!
We hope, having a beer with some listeners, Matt & Tim from Atheism 101 and a host of other podcasters! It’s exciting and we owe it all to our listeners for supporting the show. Thank you! Make sure you follow us on twitter at @4Wrath as we’ll be posting stuff as much as the horrible conference wifi will allow! I just hope we don’t all get star struck like Tim…

Headlines

HL! - That’s Using Someone’s Brain! - http://bit.ly/2osTEcK
Eeeeeewwwwwwww! Don't smoke brain juice you find under a porch. That's not's ok and never will be!
 
HL2 - Bootied To Death - http://bit.ly/2oMjcoN
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said 67-year-old Robert Gene White passed away while getting lap dances at a strip club.
Investigators told KVIA-TV that the man became unresponsive when it came time to pay the dancers at The Red Parrot in El Paso. After realizing he wasn't trying to skip out on paying for the services, employees tried to perform CPR.
That didn't work, so emergency services were called and they took White to a local hospital. Sheriff's officials said it appears White died of natural causes, but they declined to release any other details.
 
HL3 - Do Not Feed The Gators… Meth. - http://bit.ly/2osKehl
 
So... apparently this story is bullshit too. We're sorry. We promise to vet our shit more thouroughly in the future. Anyway, thanks to everyone who sent us a note letting us know that we should really just stay the hell away from alligator fuckers....
 ~ A
 
A 52-year old man from Tavares in Florida’s Lake County is in intensive care after he was seriously injured during a ‘five-day binge on methamphetamine’. Mr. Frank Canfield was found by neighbors ‘writing on the ground in pain’ outside his property clutching his crotch.
Unable to interview Mr. Canfield due to his injuries, investigators turned their attention to a 28-year old woman who had been living at his property and is believed to be his girlfriend.
According to the woman, the pair had spent the past few days “smoking crystal meth.”
Mr. Canfield became violent and threatened her with a knife, before running into the backyard. She followed him outside and saw he had removed his clothes.
“I was puzzled about what he was going to do next, I had no idea that he would cut off his privates.”
“Remarkably, he seemed quite calm as he began cutting,” she said. “I was the one screaming and begging him to stop.”
However, her pleas fell on deaf ears, and Mr. Canfield finished his gory task.
“As soon as he finished cutting he jumped over the back fence and ran away,”
A team of searchers combed the area
“In the footage, we can see Mr. Canfield alongside the canal that runs behind his property,” “In his hand he’s holding his genitals, we believe. At this point, he spots an alligator on the opposite side of the canal, and he flings his genitals in that direction.” The gator is alleged to ‘quickly pounce on Mr. Canfield’s genitals and consume them’. “There’s no chance whatsoever of recovering them,”

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Octopussy
Sassy and Smart Cephalopods - Apparently they are also self-geneticists.
The Octopus is able to re-write its RNA
The Octopus is one of the smartest animals in nature, even though they basically look like alien toys and are delicious with wasabi. In actuality, they are multi-limbed Houdini’s, puzzle masters and warmly attentive mothers. If there is a Shawshank Redemption sequel or remake, it needs to star octopi.
James Wood of The Cephalopod Page (I bet he has to beat the ladies off with a baseball bat) said that over the years of him working with octopuses, he has already seen many octopuses escape, including one in Bermuda that managed to escape several times from its closed aquarium to eat the inhabitants of another enclosure. There was also the story of how a female in Australia kept getting pregnant even though she was not around any other tentacles. Apparently, a fellow from a few tanks overpaid her a mystery visit at some point. AND she was able to store packets of the sperm to fertilize herself more than once. Octopus 'A little bit' pregnant
No word on baby-octopi support from deadbeat dads.
"The octopus appears to be utterly different from all other animals, even other mollusks, with its eight prehensile arms, its large brain, and its clever problem-solving capabilities,"
said Clifton Ragsdale from the University of Chicago, who was part of a 2015 study that sequenced the genome of octopuses.
Researchers who have been studying how cephalopods edit their genome discovered that instead of relying on DNA mutations to adapt, squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish can make changes to their RNA, which is considered the genetic messenger that carries out the instructions from DNA. Many of the RNA edits happen in the brain of the cephalopods, including an adaptation that allows the neurons of the animals to function in cold environments.
 
Story Time with Steve - http://bit.ly/2oMiBDi
“Do you believe in God?”, is a question that many people have a hard time answering honestly. There are a lot of reasons behind this, from the general stigma that many people have regarding atheists, a deeply ingrained sense that atheists are bad, to people simply not caring enough to give it much thought and going with what they’ve been told by their family or peers. The general consensus from Pew polling shows that around 3% of the US population say they are atheists, though around 9% say they do not believe in God or a universal spirit. Gallop asked directly in 2016, “Do you believe in God” and found that 10% of respondents said No.
Researchers Will Gervais and Maxine Jajle of the University of Kentucky Psychology department wanted to find out if the actual number of atheists differed from the number of self-proclaimed atheists and their new study seems to show that there are a lot more atheists in the US than previous polls have demonstrated. They wanted to learn the total number atheists” in our country, regardless of whether or not they were reluctant to admit it.
Since a lack of religious belief is heavily stigmatized in our country (and most places), they wanted to create a study that would get people to more accurately report their thinking regarding the existence of a god. So, to do this they had to design a questionnaire that didn’t require people to directly say, “I don’t believe in God”, o v r “I believe there is no God.” To do this they had to get clever and I personally think they did it.
They made a questionnaire that contained a list of statements about benign things in life such as, “I have a dishwasher in my kitchen.”; “I’m a vegetarian.”; and “I can drive a motorcycle.” They asked respondents to answer only a single question of, “How many of these statements are NOT true for you?” The control group got the basic list, the test group got exactly the same list, except it also added the statement, “I believe in God”. By comparing the results of the two test groups, they concluded that somewhere between 25-35% of Americans don’t believe in God.
In order to verify the validity of their testing, they created a second group of questions, this time three lists, and asked them to another group of respondents. This time two of the lists didn’t mention God at all, and one replaced the statement, “I do not believe in God.”, with the nonsense statement, “I do not believe that 2+2 is less than 13.” This test yielded a slightly lower number of atheists, possibly because people are more anxious to be definitive about disbelief.
This study admittedly has a wide margin of error, but even conservatively interpreted, it seems to show that there are a lot more atheists in the US than previously thought. It tells me personally that we need to keep up our efforts to destigmatize the term atheist and the very idea that a disbelief in a supreme being has bearing an individual’s moral fabric. This is perhaps the most damaging since, for a large part of society, being an atheist means that one cannot also be moral. We know this is not true and we have to work hard to show how wrong that way of thinking is.

Next Week's Beer

Finkel & Garf Wheat with Cherries & Black Currants - from Jenn
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oS7RkT
  • A Rating: No Score Yet
  • Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
  • ABV: 4.8
Last Week's Beer
  • Jenn: 6
  • Brent: 7

Faith In Dogmanity Restored

The story of Pratima Devi, the woman who has adopted more than 400 stray dogs
This 62-year-old Indian woman has adopted more than 400 stray dogs off the streets in New Delhi. She does this while making ends meet as a rag picker. Her mission was inspired after a dog saved her life years ago. 62-year-old Pratima Devi, a rag picker who runs a small tea stand, cares about over 400 dogs 'cause she's amazing.

Bonus Cat Video

  • Tit Can Crushing - http://bit.ly/2oEBqbr
  • Binging with Babish: South Park Special - https://youtu.be/KxPgrGdSHh8
  • Historical photographs brought back to life - https://youtu.be/UfWKeC-qmko
  • Cassini’s Grand Finale - http://bit.ly/2osUshK
  • Banking on Cheese: The Bank That Uses Parmesan as Collateral - https://youtu.be/XzBPdU_iVcI
  • The Birth Of A Dugout Canoe by Northmen - http://bit.ly/2ot60kZ

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 127 - The One Where We Make An Honest Gator Outa ‘ol Chompy

April 14, 2017
00:0000:00
In This Week’s Show Alabama’s governor offers to crucify clergy instead of their current rental agreement of providing him monthly dead alligators to rape.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Brigid (the Irish goddess of fertility) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that no member of Metallica has ever appeared on Sesame Street. Master of Puppets, my ass...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the Kama Sutra is not just the ‘how to’ book on sexual positions? Sexual pleasure is only one chapter out of seven. It also covers how to embrace philosophical pleasures and to live graciously and virtuously (also how to treat your mistress v/s your wife).
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Nitro Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewery
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oXcIRa
  • BA Rating: 88
  • Style: Milk Stout
  • ABV: 6
  • Aaron: 10
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
New patrons Jeff & Maggie!
 
Steve from Colorado
Hey gal and guys, In your last episode you reviewed a beer from Left Hand Brewing Co. out Longmont, CO. You mentioned that Longmont is a little south of you and smells like butthole and cow ass. That would be Greeley. Longmont is closer to the foothills and doesn't have the putrid air of Stinktown, USA aka Greeley caused by the Swift (Monfort) beef lots and packing plant. Anywho love the show and cheers!
 
A Comment about ReasonCon from Mark
Sad that all of the promotion for ReAson con does not address the issue of putting money into the North Carolina economy while they continue to deny basic protections for LGBTQ community. Despite the useless "overturning" of HB2 which only ended up denying Charlotte's LGBTQ protections provided by the elected city council. I have not heard any reason or argument from anyone why Atheists should spend money on hotel rooms in North Carolina even before they "overturned" HB2. It is too bad they could not move the event for a year or two to South Carolina it would still bring an Atheist conference to the south without putting money in NC economy.
A haiku from the Pope
An ode to swamp ass; No, wait, It's just a haiku Still about swamp ass.

Headlines

HL1 -  Pedo-dile!
Roses are red Violets make me smile Man gets dead with his dick in a crocodile!
24-year old Jimmy Olsen was engaged in full sexual intercourse with one of the younger reptiles when he was surprised by one of the larger animals which attacked from behind.
‘The images captured by the security cameras show that Mr. Olsen had clearly placed himself in a very vulnerable position,” Captain White told reporters. “He had his pants around his knees and was lying down on top of one the animals, with his back to the others. The poor guy didn’t stand a chance! We can see him being dragged into the water, then he disappears from sight. He was probably dead within thirty seconds of the attack.”
HL2 - Mayor Of Fuck-It-ville
Full Headline at http://patreon.com/w4w
(sorry, time constraints and all...)
 
 
HL3 - Fuck Your Hope - http://bit.ly/2osmBHp
 
Ohio is a state with a serious opioid problem. It's tied with neighboring Kentucky for the third-highest overdose death rate in the country, and the state Department of Health reports that fatal overdoses, mostly due to opioids, have jumped eight-fold in the past 15 years, killing more than 3,000 Ohioans in 2015
 
In a bid to address the problem, the state passed a 911 Good Samaritan law last year. Such laws, which are also in place in 36 other states, provide limited immunity from prosecution for drug possession offenses for overdose victims and people who seek medical assistance to help them. The idea is to encourage people to seek help for their friends rather than hesitate, perhaps with lethal consequences, out of fear of being busted.
 
But…
 
one Ohio town is getting around the intent of the law by using an unrelated statute to go after overdose victims. If you OD in the city of Washington Court House, you can expect to be charged with—wait for it—"inducing panic," which is used for cases that "cause serious public inconvenience or alarm."
 

This Week’s Stories

Govnah Gross - http://nbcnews.to/2p2gaOa
Alabama attempting to impeach defiant, yucky and adulterous Governor.
 
'Lov Gov' Robert Bentley - The full review report (scandal!)
 
The text message Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley sent his wife read
"I love you Rebekah."
But her name is Dianne.
 
Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Bentley had broken ethics and campaign-finance laws. On Friday, Bentley convinced a judge to block the impeachment hearings, and he refused to step down. “I do not plan to resign. I have done nothing illegal,” he said at a news conference. “If the people want to know if I misused state resources, the answer is simply no. I have not.”
 
But his tune has changed over the weekend. He faces 4 felonies and it appears he will work out a deal with his resignation plan.
A little background on the Gov: Bentley was elected in 2011, and is a devout Christian with a background in dermatology. (His apparent mistress, Rebekah Mason, was formerly a TV newscaster with no political background. But she sure ended up with plenty of influence.) He’s active in the FBC of Tuscaloosa, has been the chairman of their board of deacons four times and a member of the Youth for Christ advisory board as well as the Family Counseling advisory board. Bentley is 74 yrs old, teaches Sunday School and, of course, has asked God for forgiveness. "I've asked God to forgive me because that's the most important thing," Bentley said while on a tour of the Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Ala. "I want back in His fellowship. And so I asked God to forgive me."
 
So shit started to really go down when Bentley’s wife gathered evidence after noticing him acting oddly. In 2015 Dianne Bentley sprung a trap on her husband while on a trip to the beach, leaving her cell phone behind and recording as she went for a walk. The recording captured Bentley calling Mason. He told her he loved her, and indulged in some ‘sexy’ talk: “When I stand behind you and I put my arms around you, and I put my hands on your breasts, and I put my hands on you and pull you in real close, hey, I love that, too.” (side note: vomit) After this information came to light, Dianne immediately filed for and was granted a divorce in August of 2015.
 
But, as we all we know, adultery isn’t illegal. Where are the felonies stemming from? Money!! Bentley is accused of misusing state resources to try to hide his relationship with Mason, including using law-enforcement muscle to try to prevent the release of the tapes. The impeachment report released last week also lit into Bentley for being uncooperative. He is also accused of intimidation and retaliation. It is said he fired the head of his security, Spencer Collier after Collier refused to continue to cover-up the affair. (Collier had been made aware of the affair in 2014, but Bentley had promised he would break it off. LIAR!)
 
So, he’s a hypocritical asshole. He’s also tone-deaf and repulsive. Direct quote in his own defense: “I love many members of my staff, in fact, all the members of my staff. Do I love some more than others, absolutely.”
 
To finish up, I’d like to read a couple of items from his campaign website: (from Nov 20, 2010) “I will ensure that Alabama does not follow the trend of allowing gay marriages or civil unions, and I will protect our state's right to define marriage as between one man and one woman. I support the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of states not to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states. Alabamians should work together to protect traditional marriage. The two-parent family provides the best environment of stability, discipline, responsibility, and character.
 
Bentley indicates he supports the following principles concerning education: Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
Endorse a mandatory "moment of silence" after the pledge of allegiance in public schools.
 
Q: Do you support the current law that allows teachers to spank a child as long as the teacher follows local school board policies?
A: Yes.
 
Slutty Zombeaver - http://bit.ly/2p4ElIJ
Indian Chief Minister calls for raping dead Muslim women... Yeah, that happened.
Get access to the patron story at http://patreon.com/w4w
 
Story Time With Steve - http://bit.ly/2p2e9BD
 
I know this seems to be a theme of mine, but I have another story about an FFRF lawsuit. This one is a bit different though, in that, this time the FFRF isn’t following up on a cease and desist letter to a school, or county commissioner meeting, or city mayor. This time, the FFRF is suing U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew and IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, and the United States of America.
 
The FFRF, however, has responded and rebutted all of Becket’s arguments and contend that the substance of the law needs to be settled. Either allow the same tax considerations to atheists who do many of the same things in support of their communities, or don’t allow it for anybody.
 
Crucifixion!? That's Not So Bad... - http://bit.ly/2opIF7g
 
Manchester ‘crucifixion’ Fundraiser Cancelled As Clergy Condemn It -
 
Organizers of the Manchester Passion Play, which will tell the story of Christ’s crucifixion in the city’s Cathedral Gardens on Saturday, offered “the full crucifixion experience” for £750.
 
The offer, posted on the Manchester Passion 2017 Crowdfunder site, was removed after members of the play’s organizing committee, which includes C of E clergy, expressed concerns it was potentially dangerous and blasphemous.
Reverend Falak Sher:
“When I saw it I did not like it, I thought it was disgraceful. The whole message of the cross is hope and love. When I saw this I was not very happy and asked the committee to take this one down.
“We didn’t like promoting the event in this way for £750. I thought it was not a very positive message when dealing with a message of love and hope.”
Alexander Stewart-Clark, a volunteer who serves as a managing trustee of the Passion Trust, which helps groups organize passion plays, said he took full responsibility for what he described as an insensitive idea.
“The whole thing just got bigger and bigger and, of course, with that comes the infrastructure cost,” he said. “Instead of being a £20,000 play it became a £55,000 play and the burden of raising money then falls on us. We were trying to think up some ideas, just bouncing around what would be good, and someone came up with the idea of letting people be crucified for £750.”
“You have clergy wanting to play it safe and businessmen like me trying to raise the funding,” said Stewart-Clark. “There was a difference of opinion and what was a small disagreement has got out of all proportion.”
“If people had wanted to do it they would have been hoisted up there for a couple of minutes,” he said. “It was just a sort of gimmick, but it was tasteless. “If you are put up on a cross it is not to take the place of Jesus or God. It is to empathize with him because it’s not very comfortable and it’s a public disgrace. A crucifixion is a humiliating public execution.”

Next Week's Beer

Insel Kreide Seltenes Bier - From Dennis
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2ob9qMt
  • BA Rating: 3.8 (from RateBeer.com)
  • Style: Witbier
  • ABV: 5.6%

Faith In Dogmanity Restored

The story of Peanut — Hero Dog!
The pup, formerly named Petunia, arrived at the Delta Animal Shelter last April with two broken legs, a belly full of carpet and broken ribs. Her former owner was recently convicted of animal abuse, according to a post shared on Monday. She was quickly adopted.
After some time at her new home, she was doing better, until one day when she absolutely lost her damn mind running around the house barking and yelping.
 
But why? Maybe she needed to go outside?
 
Per her people’s post on facebook:
“He let her outside where she went barreling into the field behind our house at full speed,” the letter says. “My husband followed her and to his surprise, he found a naked, shivering, 3-year-old girl curled up in a ball. He scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside. He called 911 and reported the incident.”
“By the time the ambulance and police arrived, the little girl could only say one thing – ‘doggie,' Thanks to Peanut, a little girl’s life was saved today.”
The officers who responded to the scene in Rapid River, Michigan, on Friday. The story said the action was taken by child protective services to remove the child and a sibling from their home.
 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 126 - The One Where We Make Souther Fried Meth

April 7, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, R-Kansas asks Methy the Monk’s wino parents if he’s old enough to rapture his own dick off.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Tsukiyomi (the Japanese Moon god) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week my wife found out that I'm into bestiality… I really screwed the pooch this time...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the Concordat of Worms in 1122 settled the Investiture Controversy?
Basically, it removed some spiritual power of Holy Roman Emperors and returned it to the Pope, a sort of early step towards separation of Church and State.
 
I’m Steve and before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Oktoberfest | Payette Brewing
From Shea
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nqKXjK
  • BA Rating: 73
  • Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
  • ABV: 5.9
  • Aaron: 6
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 6
  • Steve: 5
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
iTunes Reviews
haha By: bamascot1 (United States)
The funniest podcast ever.
We got a fun email from Dennis who recently vacationed in Florida.
 
He saw a few examples of our proud ‘Merica Jesus-heritage — his favorite being a sign that read “Silly bunny, Easter is for Jesus” which is kinda funny when compared to the signs he’s used to seeing like "Bereuet das Ende ist nah" which translates to "Repent the end is nigh"
 
Thanks for the lovely package Dennis! We’re glad you enjoyed our nation’s giant sunny wang-state and don’t worry, we won’t expect too much German beer ;)
 
Thanks to his holiness the Napkin Pope for sending us a link to a great interstitial. We’ll definitely record that and use it when the time is right!
 
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Closing out Round Table this week with stories!
 
I was on the most recent episode of Atheism 101 with the always amazing Bobby C from No Religion Required. He’s MC’ing ReasonCon this year, which should be a blast! So check out that episode … and be forgiving of my audio, there was a technical hiccup that really allowed by the throat fuck Matt & Tim’s audio quality this week … sorry guys!
 
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Headlines

HL1 - Methy The Monk - http://nbcnews.to/2oPy2bN
 
A few months ago in Yangon, Myanmar A Buddhist monk was a–rrested after police found more than 400,000 pills of meth in the monk's car.
 
A subsequent search of his monastery turned up 4.2 million pills — worth upwards of $4 million in street value — along with a grenade and ammunition. A statement from the office of Myanmar's leader, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, said that one million kyats ($769) in cash was also found in the vehicle.
 
Myanmar is a major producer of methamphetamine, usually smuggled from the northeast to neighboring countries. It is also the world's second biggest producer of opium the director-general of the Religious Affairs Ministry, Soe Min Tun, acknowledged some surprise. "It is not a very common case, but not impossible to happen. What will happen to the monk is that he will have to give up his monk-hood right away and face trial as an ordinary person," he said.
 
HL2 - Wine Barf 101 - http://huff.to/2oPknSb
 
Police in Lexington County, South Carolina, said Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was allegedly so intoxicated during class on Friday that she reportedly vomited on the classroom floor, according to WIS TV.
 
Administrators at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce called police around 9:45 a.m. after noticing Richards-Gartee allegedly acting in a manner that suggested she might be under the influence of alcohol.
 
Besides the alleged vomiting, Richards-Gartee was reportedly unable to stand. School officials removed her from the classroom in a wheelchair and sent her to a school resource officer, according to TheState.com.
 
A deputy from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office reported seeing a box of wine in her purse. Students in the class told the officer Richards-Gartee was allegedly consuming the wine during class.
 
HL3 - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Keep Your Dick, Go Directly To Jail - http://argusne.ws/2oX1Qmd
 
A man who accidentally shot himself in the penis in 2015 was sentenced to five years in prison in October after lying about the incident.
 
When questioned by police, the 43-year-old said he was shot by “a black guy (who) tried to rob” him while he was taking out the trash at his apartment.
 
Officers went to Watson’s apartment in the 1500 block of East Nye Street to look for evidence and witnesses to corroborate Watson’s story. No evidence of a shooting was found near the dumpster. A witness told officers he heard screams of pain coming from Watson’s apartment about 1 a.m. that morning.
 

This Week’s Stories

Rapturepaloza’s Do’s & Don’ts For Patrons!
Check it out at http://patreon.com/w4w
 
 
Pakistan or the Midwestern ‘Merica?
 
Unmarried Daughters: Hardly People
 
The first bill (Senate File 471) was set to ban abortions after a detectable heartbeat (about 6 weeks) and also stated that life begins at conception, granting the fetus personhood. Additionally, it required minors to get parental approval, which is not that unusual. However, the verbiage also included a fun little addition to parental approval for women who were “unmarried at the time the abortion was performed or attempted”.
 
So… spinsters need not apply.
 
Happily (ish), the bill was rejected and replaced with a slightly less awful bill, which has passed this committee and is on it’s way to a full vote. The updated bill bans abortions after 20 weeks (which some health exemptions), also states life begins at fertilization and would subject physicians who perform abortions after 20 weeks could be reported to a medical board.
 
No word on how this applies to the sad and lonely women who are not taken in holy matrimony.
Iowa Women Birth Terribleness - Don't be a pregnant woman in Iowa
 
An additional statement on Iowa’s SF 471 and how goddamn incompetent their legislators are. Let me introduce you to Republican Rep. Shannon Lundgren — the manager of 471 — and what happened when she faced a question from fellow Rep. John Forbes, a Democrat. From Newsweek:
“Noting that he has a daughter who is 20 weeks pregnant, Forbes asked that under the bill, would his daughter have to carry her child to term even if a doctor told her there was no longer a heartbeat. "Is that good medicine?"
Forbes wondered.
Lundgren's response:
"This bill wasn't written for the intent to protect or govern on the side of the woman. It was written to save babies' lives, giving the choice and being the voice of those babies...that don't have one. I understand what you're saying—this fetus, this baby, is not alive. I would concur that in that instance, if your daughter's life is not in danger, that yes, she would have to carry that baby."
Let THAT sink in. Also, NOT ONE other legislator called her out on this.
 
Colin Tadlock, the Communications Director for Iowa House Republicans (a fucking thankless traipse through Purgatory), told Newsweek in an email that the statements were taken “out of context” and the Iowa House Republicans tweeted that she “misspoke”.
 
R-kansas Interrogates Your Cervix: Sex Selection and R U DTF?
 
The Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, signed into law a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.
I’m skeptical this is a thing. Seriously. But here is how the process would supposedly go: “Under the new law sponsored by Republican Rep. Charlie Collins, a physician performing the abortion would ask the patient if she knows the sex of the child. If she does, the doctor must let her know that it's illegal to have an abortion based solely on gender.
 
The physician would then have to request the woman's medical history related to her entire pregnancy history. Under the legislation, the abortion can't be performed "until reasonable time and effort is spent to obtain the medical records of the pregnant woman."
 
Doctors who violate the ban could face up to a year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine, as well as civil penalties. The woman who receives or attempts to receive the abortion wouldn't face any criminal charges.”
Considering how Arkansas is gratuitously awful, this bill is actually pretty tame. It’s not the first state to ban sex-selection (but the pregnancy interrogation may be a new thing). Here is a list of the other states who are preventing us from becoming China: Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota
 

Next Week's Beer

Nitro Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewery
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oXcIRa
  • BA Rating: 88
  • Style:
  • ABV: 6
 

Faith In Humanity Restored

Iceland Announces Equal Pay Legislation. - http://bit.ly/2o0pIaL
announced on International Women’s Day (March 8) , all firms with more than 25 staff will be required to obtain certification of pay equality. The law will apply to both public- and private-sector employers.
 
Thorsteinn Viglundsson, Iceland’s minister for social affairs and equality, commented that: “We want to break down the last of the gender barriers in the workplace. History has shown that if you want progress, you need to enforce it.”
Currently, women in Iceland earn 14% to 18% less than men. The government has pledged to close this gap by 2022.
The country, which has a small population of around 330,000, has been consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world for gender equality by the World Economic Forum.
 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 125 - The One Where We Hop Aboard The Crazy Comet!

March 31, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week's show, Patty Robertson has too much to drink and hops aboard the crazy comet!
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Inti (the Incan Sun god) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that in the 1800’s women were sometimes forced to wear an “A” on their clothing signifying that they were Alvin from the Chipmunks
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that (despite many religious groups erroneous statements to the contrary) Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume did NOT have a deathbed conversion?
 
He died as he had lived, humorously skeptical of theology and disapproving of organized religion and superstitious beliefs.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Nut Hugger Brown | Upland Brewing Company
From RW
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2mY266O
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American Brown Ale
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Aaron: Tastes like burning...
  • Jenn: Nope!
  • Shea: Nope!
  • Steve: Nope!
Bonus Beer
In honor of Steve’s departed brother (in law).
Founders Porter | Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2mUpDqv
  • BA Rating: 94
  • Style: American Porter
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Bits of beer news, thanks to listener Janet for writing in and giving me the saddest beer news ever...
 
Chicago area bars have started a protest/boycott of Ballast Point beer.
 
Apparently, it was sold to a parent company, Constellation Brands, in 2015 that is a Super PAC donor to Paul Ryan - $25,000 so far this year. ‘Cuz these assholes aggressively destroy anything good and pure.
All hope is not completely lost. Via the San Diego news article Ballast Point the brewery has reached out via social media:
“Ballast Point does not support Paul Ryan, nor the healthcare bill.”
While our parent company, Constellation, does have a PAC that contributes to candidates on both sides of the aisle, it does so only in the interest of policy issues directly related to the beverage alcohol industry. The PAC’s primary goal is to educate lawmakers on the benefits of our industry as a whole—creating jobs and contributing to our economy.
 
That said, Ballast Point has no direct involvement or input into the actions of Constellation’s PAC.
 
Please know that our only goal as Ballast Point is to brew great beer and provide for our employees and our customers like you.
Unfortunately, the damage has been done, and it’s hard not to think that the money going to the delish beer that Ballast Point creates ultimately means a profit that can go to the forces of evil.
 
Related note: Brands owned by Koch Industries. http://bit.ly/2ogQ2Pe
 
Speaking of people you should buy things from, by the time this airs you’ll be able to visit https://waiting4wrath.com/shop
 
We got a few unrelated txt’s from listener Tara this week — hope your hangover is a mild one ;)
 
Otherwise, we’ve got bupkis!
 
It’s almost like people have forgotten they can leave voicemails or text messages at the Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463 or leave us an iTunes review!
 
We don’t like to beg for reviews but little podcasts like ours live and die by them....

Headlines

HL1 - Patty Break Prayer Plz! - http://bit.ly/2oh2uPe
 
“American Health Care Act … is going to pass”
Spoiler: It was withdrawn before even being brought to what would have been a failed vote.
(Thanks to listener Alan for sharing this story from WaPo.)
 
HL2 & HL3 Are Both Available Right Now On http://Patreon.com/w4w
 

This Week’s Stories

Jenn's Astrology For Assholes
Twenty years ago (on March 26) was pretty much the most exciting day for UFO religious groups in the United States. Anybody remember the Hale-Bopp comet? Well, according to the Heaven’s Gate organization, this comet was the herald of the UFO that would take humanity to The Next Level.
 
Heaven’s Gate was founded in the 70’s by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. Applewhite was raised a strict Presbyterian and was actually in seminary to become a minister when he met Nettles while they were both briefly committed to Psychiatric care. He pretty quickly decided to leave his wife and kids to explore being a bisexual New Age Prophet with Nettles (he totally understood the 70s).
 
It took them about 15 yrs to gain more than a follower or 2, but by the early 90s, there were a few dozen. Nettles and Applewhite, being huge sci-fi fans, decided to combine the Book of Revelations with some of the more fun elements of the Sci-Fi they enjoyed (such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind). A few of their basic tenants included our origins being from a different dimension and that humanity required extraterrestrial help to reach ‘The Kingdom of God’. They also would battle evil intergalactic demons called ‘the Luciferians’.
 
They also felt everything in creation was designed to be an exact duplicate
"Everything was designed to be… an exact duplicate," surviving member Michael Conyers said later. "You were not to come up with, 'Well I'm going to make the pancakes this big.' There was a mixture, a size, how long you cooked it one side, how much the burner was on, how many a person got, how the syrup was poured on it. Everything."
Conyers said that even male members shaved their faces a specific way. The Next Level would be genderless and asexual, and some male members underwent chemical castration to help control sexual urges.
 
At first, they denied they were a suicide cult and claimed that as long as they reached a certain level of higher spiritual attainment God would collect them in his UFO. They had to have healthy bodies in order to make this journey, so they would not have wanted to cause their own deaths.
 
Unfortunately, Bonnie Nettles was stricken with cancer that ravaged her body---causing her to lose an eye and control of most of her body. She died in 1985 with a body that no longer fit with their idea of God-UFO ready. So...back to belief evaluation.
Then in 1996, they received their final answer via a celestial event. The credible-about-anything-that-comes-across-his-desk Art Bell interviewed a gentleman who claimed that a UFO was following the approaching Hale-Bopp comet. Bell gave quite a bit of air time to this topic on his radio show, Coast to Coast (favorite of tin foil hat aficionados for decades) and it was decided that shit was going down Spring of ‘97.
 
Well, that settled that. The God-UFO was on its way and there was a time limit. In mid/late-March of ‘97, 39 members (including Applewhite) began final preparations to meet the Hale-Bopp UFO/God chariot.
 
A few days before the suicide event they had their final group meal at a Marie Callender’s in Carlsbad, CA. The menu (bc they had to all have the exact same thing) was iced teas to drink, dinner salads beforehand with tomato vinegar dressing and Turkey potpie for the entree. Cheesecake with blueberries on top for dessert. When they arrived back to their ranch each took the time to record a final good-bye video, explaining they were ascending to "The Evolutionary Level Above Human." They dressed identically in black track suits and black and white Nike’s. Over the course of a couple of days, they began to commit suicide in groups, with the survivors tending them until the final group. They ate applesauce laced with barbiturates and washed it all down with vodka. To help things along they put bags over their heads and were covered in purple shrouds. They were found by a neighbor who received their final recordings in the mail.
 
Oddly enough, the group still actually exists. There were a few survivors from the California group and others scattered around the country. Their website is still active and is operated (such as it is) by at least a few of the members. (Feast your eyes on THIS visit to the 90’s: http://www.heavensgate.com/)
 
Reincarnation is also one of their tenants, so there may be hope for all of us who missed the last UFO pickup.
 

Next Week's Beer

Oktoberfest | Payette Brewing
From Shea
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nqKXjK
  • BA Rating: 73
  • Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
  • ABV: 5.9

Faith In Humanity Restored

 
 
Buenos Aires Opens Renamed Subway Station Honoring LGBT Activist Carlos Jáuregui - http://bit.ly/2nlg6Uu
 
Today marked the opening of the newly inaugurated Carlos Jaúregui subway station. Located on the corner of Avenida Santa Fe and Pueyrredón, the stop was previously referred to as the “Santa Fe” stop on the H line.
 
Following a measure approved unanimously last year by the Buenos Aires City Legislature, the station was opened under its new name today by Buenos Aires City mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta. The opening represents a landmark step forward for the LGBT community in Argentina, and worldwide, as it is the first station in the world to be named after an LGBTQ activist or AIDS advocate. Carlos Jáuregui was an outspoken defender of human and LGBT rights and was the first president of the Argentine Homosexual Community (CHA).
 
The opening of the now rainbow-themed subway station in Recoleta was celebrated by mayor Rodríguez Larreta on Twitter, who said he was “proud” of honoring him this way.

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming - https://youtu.be/DiTECkLZ8HM
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - https://youtu.be/5ct0Z2bQndM

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 124 - The One With The Ballad of Vagalanty Justice and Clit Boy!

March 24, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show

Steve is gone but Jenn is here;
And Shea is drunk on 10% beer.
All through the show we laugh and sing;
And make jokes about gross dingalings.
Each story is better than the last;
So get thee to Patreon.com/w4w fast!
For as Big Gay Jim decrees;
“It’s good to be a patreon!” umm.. ees...
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Yarylo (the Slavic god of Springtime) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience! 
 
Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned how to go extreme couponing, I only had one coupon and it had expired a few weeks ago, but I did stab somebody.

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (a gruesomely detailed account of the tortures inflicted upon Protestants by the Catholic Church) was first published in 1563 and has not been out of publication since?
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company
Mr. Jenn
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nJTZYC
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American Amber / Red Ale
  • ABV: 10%'
  • Aaron: 5
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 5

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Cai is back as a Patron! AND WE MISSED YOU!
 
If you be as bad-ass a Cobra-Cai you should visit http://patreon.com/w4w for a show that includes two extra stories this week — and the last one is … I mean, wow.
 
A correction from Matt & Tim sent us a correction - turns out the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas might actually get along. We thought they were Suni’s vs. Shiites … or Jews maybe. We were wrong. In our defense, “Hamas” sounds kinda Hebrew…
 
Also, in working with Matt & Tim over at Atheism 101 for a yet to be announced thing that we’ll announce eventually, Shea and I realized something… By our powers combined, we’re basically one complete Matt.
 
We tried to figure out who’s Tim, but he’s done more sit-ups than

Headlines

HL1 - Practical Bible Lessons - http://bit.ly/2nSDxpQ
 
Today’s Bible lesson: It’s a bad idea to use the good book to smuggle drugs into jail.
“We search every item that is brought into the jail, and the property officer noticed something wrong. There was a bulge in the back cover of the Bible,” Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “We cut it open and found a powdery substance.”
Courtney Ford, 30, of Nettleton has been charged with possessing an illegal drug and trying to bring contraband into the jail.
 
Ezell said Stephen Jason Estes, 41, of Plantersville, had been sentenced to 40 years in prison, but with 34 suspended, and was awaiting transfer to a state prison when the Bible was left for him.
“We know he knew about it because that day, he kept asking where his Bible was, even before she dropped it off,”
Johnson said 
 
HL2 - Oklahoma Sucks - http://bit.ly/2mVCTqB
 
Let's just clear something up right now - we stole all those jokes from ... somewhere. Also, I'm pretty confident I fucked up the one about Jesus fishing something terrible. In case it's unclear, this show is modeled after a bunch of friends at a bar — and we're nothing if not dedicated to our craft... also, wow that beer was strong! ~ Aaron
 
Oklahoma state Senator and creepy looking uncle Ralph Shortey was recently charged for soliciting sex from an underage boy.
 
Greg Mashburn, Cleveland County’s District Attorney, filed charges against Senator Shortey on the 16th of March including engaging in prostitution within 1000 feet of a church (that’s an odd one), child prostitution, and transporting a minor for prostitution
 
Ralph decided to pick up a 17-year-old male for a quick fling at a Super 8 motel where he got the kid stoned on a bit of pot before beginning his sexual tryst with the boy.
 
Nothing says “family values” like paying teenagers for sex. Shortey was also chair of the Trump campaign in the state. So much for “extreme vetting”.
 
 
This headline had to be trimmed for time reasons (and because it was just the right size... hehe), if you want to her it and a fucking crazy stupid funny extra story head over to http://patreon.com/w4w 
 
In another case of religious leaders not understanding the Streisand effect, the Mormon Church tried to stop MormonLeaks from publishing an internal PowerPoint presentation, so that means everyone now gets to see this slide of things Church leaders believe are leading people away from the Gospel. 
 
Mormonleaks lawyers had this to say
“Even if my client were to never lay eyes or fingers upon it again, it would still be disseminated worldwide. You tried to blow out a single candle, but in the process, you knocked it over into a field of dried leaves. You may have extinguished that initial flame. However, your attempted censorship simply caused the document to be further reproduced and redistributed that even a hypothetical divine being could not possibly undo the dissemination
If you really believe that this document needs to be shielded from public view, perhaps you should ask yourself why that is. I imagine that any efforts to keep your inner workings under wraps would be more of an indictment of how the LDS church is doing things than any criticism it could suffer by release of this earthly document.” 
In short, your efforts so far have backfired. Further efforts will backfire more.

This Week’s Stories

So... Texas Still Hates Women - http://huff.to/2nj11pN
 
Because any week that I have trouble finding a story, Southern states always come through with something awful. This week the Texas senate passed SB 125. Any guesses on what it may entail?

Per the Huffington Post

“Senate Bill 125...prevents parents from suing their medical provider if their baby is born with disabilities, even if that doctor discovered the condition during routine prenatal testing and failed to inform the parents.”

 It’s being touted as a ‘sanctity of life’ bill. Basically, broken down, it allows doctors to withhold pertinent information from parents, legally.

‘The architects of the so-called “wrongful-birth” bill have argued it would protect children with disabilities and prevent doctors from facing unnecessary lawsuits. “It is unacceptable that doctors can be penalized for embracing the sanctity of life,” Senator Brandon Creighton (R-TX) said in a press release when he introduced the legislation last fall’

The final vote passed 21-9 and was pretty much split along the party lines. Sen. Jose Rodriguez argued against the bill: ““It seems to be all about restricting and further limiting a woman’s right to exercise her choice as to what she’s going to do in the case of serious defects in the fetus, congenital defects in the fetus,
 
The Blondrog Cometh... http://lat.ms/2ndb9yF
 
Tomi Lahren, the blonde poster girl of the conservative movement and host of her own commentary talk show (called Tomi *eye roll*) on ‘The Blaze’ has really upset her side of the aisle.
 
You may have seen Tomi touting her special brand of conservative sorority girl political speak. She has been a guest on (of course) Fox News, The Daily Show and, most recently, The View. It was her appearance on The View that has created this most recent kerfluffle.
 
Tomi refers to herself as a “constitutional conservation” and is an outspoken proponent of smaller government. (She also acknowledges that she is referred to as ‘White Power Barbie’.) Surprisingly, when chatting with the women of The View, she actually made an understandable comparison when she states, “I’m pro-choice. You can stay out of my guns and you can stay out of my body.
 
It took practically no time for the right to lose their goddamn minds. Her show has been canceled for at least a week and Glenn Beck (her evil sorcerer mentor) chided her for being “intellectually dishonest”.
 
Now, I am NOT here to voice support for TL. She’s a young, attractive megaphone for the alt-right and their bigoted, anti-intellectual viewpoints. And being used to entice ‘new blood’ into this movement... well, she sucks. She jumped on the BLM = KKK and that sitting during the pledge of Allegiance is traitorous. But I have to say this is one of the few things that I’ve heard from conservative pundits that is actually not hypocritical cognitive dissonance. And they are not letting her get away with such shenanigans.
 
But she’s not going down without a fight. Maybe? I’m not sure. Anyway, this is what she tweeted in rebuttal: “No one hunts small deer, this too shall pass.”
 
Shea’s Story- Vagina Dentata!- http://bit.ly/2nKhWDh
 
Theresa Bartram, from Brighton, suffered from stress incontinence after giving birth and struggled with confidence in the bedroom. The 50-year-old had gone without sex for seven years until she was referred for an operation to lift her prolapsed bladder using a plastic mesh sling called a transvaginal tape (TVT) to stop her leaking. It worked and sex was better than ever – until two years later in 2009 when she almost sliced off the end of her partner’s manhood.

“It was like it had grown teeth,” she recalled. “His willy was bright red and spouting blood. There was a big red stain spreading between us on the sheets. “After that he was scared of my lady garden and approached it as if it was a Venus flytrap and he was a bluebottle. 

Theresa was sure her fella’s gory injury had been caused by the mesh she could feel inside her.
 
But every time she saw her doctor she was assured it was working just fine.

Theresa and her partner avoided sex as they were too scared to try again – and six months later they ended up splitting.

 
Just The Patrons Tip… In A Cabin In The Woods - http://bit.ly/2noo9DC
 
Want to find out what happened to the penis's in the woods ... of course you do! Check it out at http://patreon.com/w4w!

Next Week's Beer

Nut Hugger Brown | Upland Brewing Company
From RW
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2mY266O
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American Brown Ale
  • ABV: 5.5

Faith In Humanity Restored

Thanks to listener Donovan for sharing this with us via Twitter!

Six Year Old Girl Gives Up Having A Birthday Party And Presents To Feed 125 Homeless People!

Armani Crews of Chicago let her parents know that for her 6th birthday she didn’t want a party with friends, she wanted to feed the homeless. When her dad warned she wouldn't get any presents, she replied, "That's okay. As long as they can eat, I'm fine."
 
Her mother offered to have them hand out sandwiches, but she insisted that they serve the menu that had been planned for the party: chicken, fish, spaghetti, pizza and mashed potatoes.
 
They also collected bottled water and fruits and as word began to spread put together care packages, each with everyday essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and protein bars 
 
Armani helped put together these packages every night and got more and more excited for her birthday. The day of, March 8, Armani wore a tiara and a smile as she stood with other volunteers to hand out hot meals and care packages.

About 125 people were lined around the block.

"It was a beautiful thing to see and a blessing," her mother said. "One man told us that he hadn't had a hot meal in a long time."
The family plans to make the gesture a family tradition and host more food drives in the future.
 

Bonus Cat Video

  • Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC comedy - http://bit.ly/2ndndQl
  • Adventure Time Sandwich - http://bit.ly/2ndjthQ
  • Nerf John Wick - http://bit.ly/2njdrOv

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 123 - The One Where We Remind You Drink Safely!

March 17, 2017
00:0000:00
 
In This Week’s Show A Texan Naturopath tries to cure Disney’s new lezzy-witchbeast’s ugly kitty… because Emma Watson has standards.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Thoth (Egyptian god of wisdom) of hasn't struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that make-up sex is really hard, the lipstick kept breaking off inside of me.
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know, according to the Iroquois tribe, Skywoman fell through a hole in the (guess what?) sky, to land in the dark, unpopulated land of Earth. Thankfully, the birds caught her and put her on a giant turtle and thus the Earth was formed.
 
Cuz SCIENCE!
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Calabaza Boreal | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
From Mrs. Shea
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nkQR58
  • BA Rating: 90
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
  • ABV: 7%
  • Steve - 6
  • Shea - 8
  • Jenn - 6
  • Aaron - 7
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
The mysterious listener from last week’s crypto-dial called in again to clarify his position on having a name and stuff
 
Eddie… not Whitney… and definitely not Whitney Houston.
 
Voice Mail from Robert of Secular Yakking
  • http://secularyakking.podbean.com/
  • https://www.facebook.com/secularyakking
We received a bit of feedback regarding show t-shirts so I have a bit of follow-up. Right now we’re leaning toward a company which provides print on demand services and yes, there will absolutely be women’s styles available as part of the lineup. We’ve ordered some samples, so we’ll post some pics on the facebook page once they arrive. Please keep the messages coming in so we can gauge support. Also, let me know if you’d prefer screen printed vs garment printing since screen printing is quite a bit more expensive.
 
Nice email from Rebel Ox as follow up from our story regarding the Texas bill to allow doctors to lie to their patients:
“Regarding the story of doctors having the right to not disclose a patient's condition regarding her baby..... The AMA (American medical association) and the AAPS (association of American physicians and surgeons) have a Patient's Bill of Rights that they follow. The first and fundamental ethical requirement is "the patient's Right to Know".
 
It states that a physician will be open and honest with a patient and that the patient has a right to know their past and present medical status and be free of any mistaken beliefs concerning their condition.
 
Now, as far as being able to sue for a breach of this, I'm not sure. I know this was proposed as a federal law at one time and was shot down. But because it is accepted as ethical by the AMA and AAPS, a doctor could be sued for malpractice for not following 'reasonable standard of care". It would have to be proven that the patient (or fetus?) was injured in some way because of it. I know that every hospital I've worked in, we take the patient's right to know very seriously. Just an FYI and my 2 cents.... Love you guys (and even though I hope Jenn had fun on her trip, I can't wait for her to be back!)”
 

Headlines

HL1 - There's No Cure For That - http://bit.ly/2nJP9uz
  • Omer Ahmetovic of Bowling Green, KY pleaded not guilty to the murder of Juan Gonzalez
  • In early 2016, Ahmetovic’s wife, Fikreta Ibrisevic, was diagnosed with cancer
  • She (and husband) looked into alternative therapies while awaiting traditional (real) treatment
  • Juan Gonzalez, a naturopath, who they consulted told them that chemo is for losers and guaranteed a cure within three months
  • During the time of Gonzalez’s five-month “treatment”, wife’s one tumor turned to seven and the couple sued the quack
  • By the time she got chemo, it was too late and she died
  • Grief-stricken and pissed off Ahmetovic shot the quack dead only a few days later
HL2 - Go Texas... Yeah, I typed that. - http://bit.ly/2nKaTWU
  • Texas State Representative from Houston, Jessica Farrar, has filed a new bill
  • Bill proposes men pay a $100 fine for "unregulated masturbatory emissions" and undergo a digital rectal exam to get a vasectomy, a colonoscopy or a Viagra prescription.
  • The new rules would be explained in a booklet titled, "A Man's Right to Know."
  • bill penalizes masturbatory emissions outside a vagina or a medical facility, describing them as "an act against an unborn child" that fails to preserve "the sanctity of life."
  • The bill’s provisions echo the 2011 Texas law requiring women to take two trips to a clinic to get an abortion.
HL3 - SB 149 Sucks & So Does SD - http://bit.ly/2mNRVPT
  • South Dakota SB 149 (which passed the SD legislature with significant margins) was signed by the fuckhead gov. Dennis Daugaard
  • The bill allows taxpayer-funded agencies to refuse to provide any service, including adoption or foster care services, on the basis of the agency’s religious or moral convictions.
  • Many child placement agencies are faith-based organizations, such as Catholic adoption agencies, but the new law makes no distinction between agencies that are religious or otherwise affiliated.
  • Laura Durso, vice president of the LGBT research and communications at the Center for American Progress, said, “Same-sex couples are six times as likely to foster than different-sex couples are, and this bill proves once again that opponents of equality are happy to put children at risk and deny them permanent homes to further their anti-LGBT agenda.”
  • James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT Project, said,
“These religious exemptions laws run contrary to this belief by encouraging people to pick and choose which laws they are going to follow based on their religious beliefs.”
 

This Week’s Stories

Jenn's Drive-In's, Dinners, & Dick-Heads - http://bit.ly/2nJRlBY
 
The new owner at the Henagar Drive-In in Alabama is very, very concerned about Beauty and the Beast’s fully out gay character. Carol Laney took to Facebook and Twitter to express her dismay in the fall of society:
 
“If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it. I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. We will continue to show family oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language!”
 
When pressed that the story has always involved a young woman in a romantic relationship with a bear/dog/wildebeest, here is her response...
 
Patreon's Permission Forms - http://bit.ly/2n3PCdJ 
Alright, boys and girls, it’s quiz time! No, not like Atheism101’s Bible quiz , like the kind you give to kids… apparently…
 
Patrons also get instant access to episodes of 4 More Beers our Pepitodes if you will... each episode announces the next four weeks of beers on the show and includes a few stories, behind-the-scenes stuff, extra outtakes and more! This week's episode was very nearly an extra hour of wrath! #ShamelessSelfPromotionBecauseReasonConIsExpensive
 
  • Rep. John Bennett confirmed to the Tulsa World that three Muslim students visiting his office as part of Muslim Day were given questionnaires.
  • Adam Soltani, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Oklahoma, which sponsored the Muslim Day activities, said the questions were “stupid,  Islamophobic and hateful.”
  • Soltani said the questions were produced by ACT! for America, an anti-Islam organization.
Let’s take a quiz! http://bit.ly/2nJQT6L
 
He faced sharp criticism after the story broke, to which he replied by calling CAIR a bunch of ISIS/Hamas terrorists...
 
Shea's A Witchi Yeti - http://bit.ly/2mNTFso
 
The Effects of Witchcraft Attacks and How to Stop It!
From former witch Beth Eckert on her youtube show “The Other Side of Darkness; my journey into the light”
 
Follow her blog and hear her testimony about how she came out of Satanic ritual abuse, new age witchcraft, drug addiction, and so much more! Because of Jesus Christ who has been chasing her, her whole life...
 
“A lot of us are used to thinking that witchcraft is just what you see on TV and in the movies. What comes to mind is Maleficent in the Disney movie or the wicked witch in the Wizard of Oz or Harry Potter. So things that are fun or perfectly innocent and good like Harry Potter or things that are so far out of our reality that we can’t even comprehend that it would be something real.”
 
The truth is witchcraft is absolutely pervasive in our world, witchcraft is a rebellion against God, and it is using our intent and emotions harnessed by the powers of the forces of darkness and the kingdom of darkness.
 
Everyone can do witchcraft and everyone makes covenants with the kingdom of darkness because of the slithery devil bad guy!
 
Instead embrace the Jesus… don’t forget about generational curses and blood rights!!! You need to get professional that has gone through their own light to come in and break off thouse pieces of curse from your family and your blood…
 
Christ is the glue that gets us through!
 
Different areas we experience the witchcraft attack
 
Head, emotions, sleep, relationship w/ god, sexual life, body, mind, family, and in our electronic devices and things of that nature…?
 
Each of these correlates with pieces of the armor of god,
 
Side effects include…
Lightheadedness, brain fog, headaches, eye pain, dizziness, scatter brain, blurry vision, depression, suicidal thoughts, violent thoughts, unstable, sleepless, tired, hard time waking up, insomnia, restlessness, nightmares, night terrors, inability to dream, attacking your relationship with god, disinterest to read the bible, inability to read the bible, or concentrate on the bible, unable to pray or worship, being angry with god, turning your back on god, sexually perverse thoughts, insatiable sex drive, no sex drive, adulterous thoughts, heart burn, hurting, pain, cold or flu, illnesses in general, fears of stuff, panic attacks, anxiety, addictions, attractions to occult, general chaos, cell phone breaks, apps brake, lights flicker, shocked often, internet not working, emails don't send, files deleted, and much more!!!!
 
Take 2 Jesus and call me in the morning
 
 

Next Week's Beer

Tongue Buckler - Imperial Red Ale | Ballast Point Brewing Company
Mr. Jenn & A sneaky, sneaky Yeti
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nJTZYC
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American Amber / Red Ale
  • ABV: 10%

 

Faith In Humanity Restored

CEO Walks Employee Down The Isale To Her Wife!
 

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Bonus Cat Video

  • Eli Bosnick - Thoughts on Offense - http://bit.ly/2nJOFEG (Also, really Eli, up-the-noes-cam, really? ;) )
  • Binging with Babish: Making Bob's Burgers - http://bit.ly/2mOOE2Z
  • WONDER WOMAN - Official Origin Trailer - http://bit.ly/2mOQj8G
  • Bill Paxton Tribute - http://bit.ly/2mOH2gH

 

Bonus Actual Cat Videos

  • Emma Watson Plays With Kittens (While Answering Fan Questions) - http://bit.ly/2mOE247
  • Deadly Cats Video Compilation 2017 - http://bit.ly/2mOOOr8

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 122 - The One Where Texas Quacks Like A Goose

March 10, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, dirty cops toss aborted potatoes at a preacher’s inflat-a-butt so Indian zombies don’t eat all our health care.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Aeolus, the Greek god of wind and air (because it’s windy as a motherfucker here this week) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that convincing your wife she is crazy or paranoid is called gaslighting and it's a dick move. And convincing her she's a replicant with artificially implanted human emotions is called bladerunning and it's a Phillip K. Dick move.
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Ale To The Chief - Avery
Donated by Steve's friends... and then Steve...
Apparently, no one wants a drink that makes them think about Cheetozilla...
  • BA Score: 90
  • ABV: 8.1
  • Style: American Strong Ale
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kwgNxZ
  • Aaron: 7
  • Shea: 5
  • Steve: 6
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
We had a few communications!
David the Ox texted us to let us know that…
Lance Henriksen was also killed by a predator, a terminator and an alien. I will now finish listening to the podcast in case y'all say the answer.
Thanks! That was driving me nuts and I’m also too lazy to Google stuff or do any real show prep ;) ~A
 
German Denis left us what is, in all likelihood, the most honest voicemail we’ve ever had!
And, for the record, we don’t know what we were trying to say either…
 
We also got a voicemail from… someone… who said that Shea was his spirit animal and that Big Gay Jim was the best!
 
We totally agree.
 
Unfortunately, as happens sometimes, the message is a little messy so we’ll skip the audio but we wanted to say thanks and keep’em coming!
 
Nothing makes us feel like a real grown-up podcast quite like people leaving us a message at (513) 760–0463.
 
We’re getting some t-shirts made for ourselves to wear at ReAsonCon in April and we thought we’d throw it out to our listeners too.
 
If you’re interested in a Waiting 4 Wrath t-shirt, email us at tshirt@waiting4wrath.com and let us know what you like. We’re thinking the black logo on a white shirt, or our preference, a white logo on a black t-shirt.
 
We’re open to whatever, so tell us what you think. Right now it looks like they’ll come in at around $20-25 each.
 

Headlines

Transtexan - http://bit.ly/2lJu2Me
  • Texas has a new anti-transgender bill (SB6) scheduled for first hearing this week (underway still as we record)
  • The hearing began with state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, explaining that she intended her bill to protect privacy and codify “what has been accepted practice in Texas and elsewhere for decades.”
  • Would prohibit transgender-friendly bathroom, locke-room and changing room policies in public schools, universities and in government buildings
  • Would overturn city and county requirements for transgender bathrooms
  • Prohibit cities and counties from withholding contracts based on a company’s bathroom policy
  • Conservative groups have launched a massive media campaigns to push passage, including Vision America, Texas Values, and others. Fortunately, the ACLU is also working to promote actual true information against the bill.
Stop Using The E-Word! - http://on.wusa9.com/2nl4cKI
  • Fuckhead, Nathan Daniel Larson of Prince William County, VA, was convicted of threatening to kill President Obama in 2009
  • He served a 16-month sentence and three years of probation, then had his voting rights restored by Governor, Terry McAuliffe
  • Now that he’s once again eligible, he is running for state house, after turning in enough signatures
  • proposes the suppression of women’s rights, including the right to vote, “I think women want male leadership, and so men have to be strong,”
  • believes that fathers should be able to marry their daughters. In his view, fathers have a greater interest in taking care of their offspring, as opposed to men who marry into the family.
  • He lost a run for the same house in 2008, running as a Libertarian
 

This Week’s Stories

Shea’s Story
 
Texas Knows Bestest - http://bit.ly/2nkPfbL
 
  • Because Roe vs. Wade wasn’t enough and as we heard last week, women are out of their mind 25% of the time because of periods, lawmakers in Texas, last week managed to push through a bill that would allow doctors not to tell patients if something was wrong with their unborn child.
  • Why?! You may ask, Because it’s possible that if you know that there are fetal abnormalities — ranging from severe disabilities to the possibility that the child could be stillborn, or born with its brain outside of its head, or something like that — then you might consider the perfectly legal procedure known as an abortion.
  • Right now if doctors intentionally withhold that kind of information from you, you can sue them
  • Conservatives dislike this because they believe that a doctor who is opposed to abortion should not have to tell patient things that may cause them to want an abortion, and also because they are largely opposed to malpractice lawsuits
  • The legislators pushing this bill say they’re doing it because they care so very much about the rights of the disabled… though not enough, apparently, that they’d accept a Medicaid expansion so that poor women who give birth to children with severe disabilities can afford to care for them. But they absolutely adore them right up until the moment they exit the womb.
  • Rachel Tiddle, a woman who testified at yesterday’s hearing
  • Rachel Tiddle, who unknowingly carried a fetus with severe abnormalities, said if she knew her fetus had severe health issues, she would have tried one of many experimental therapies to try and save her baby’s life.
  • Instead, she gave birth to a stillborn baby.

“It’s not a doctor’s right to manipulate the family by lying, and it is not [a] doctor’s right to decide whether an experimental therapy is worth trying,” Tiddle told the committee. “There is always the chance, there is always hope.”

Luckily the bill has a few more steps it needs to take, unluckily it’s in Texas...
 
Qwakery - Butt-ery
 
Transgender 'toxic tush doctor' who 'injected women with super glue, cement, and tire sealant' - http://dailym.ai/2nl3pK0
  • Oneal Ron Morris, 'left women ill and disfigured after illegal surgery'
  • She allegedly injected 'patients' with super glue, tire sealant, and cement
  • She is facing seven charges, including manslaughter after woman died
  • In addition to multiple counts of practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury, she is also facing a manslaughter charge after one of her 'patients' died following surgery.
  • The victim, Shatarka Nuby, passed away from acute and chronic respiratory failure reportedly caused by the silicone used in the procedure while serving time in a Tallahassee prison in 2012.
Also, the article from the Daily Mail is a fucking embarrassment. Even more so than they're used to. At the roughly mid-way point there's a random courtroom-esk picture captioned:
"Transgender: In addition to multiple counts of practicing medicine without a license with serious bodily injury, Morris (pictured) is also facing a manslaughter charge after one of her 'patients' died following surgery"
As if being a fake doctor-murder-person is the definition of "Transgender."
It's quality reporting like this that makes me appreciate a good episode of Skeptics with a K. Listening to them rip bullshit up like this is a special kind of great.
Ugh.
Also, run this story through Grammarly or a spell-checker. It's worth the laugh — and that's me saying that! ~ A
 
A Ring Of Demon Fire - http://bit.ly/2nkOMGC
  • A disturbing story out of Nicaragua, the Associated Press reports that 25-year-old Vilma Trujillo Garcia died after being thrown into a fire as part of an exorcism
  • Prosecutors said evangelical pastor Juan Gregorio Rocha Romero and four other people had been arrested.
  • Rocha Romero denied wrongdoing, telling the newspaper La Prensa that the woman fell into the fire without anyone pushing her and a demon exited her body.
  • Allegedly, Garcia tried to attack church members with a machete the week before… though, if I knew members of my church were the types of people who would throw me in a fire, then whipping out a machete sounds like pretty damn good self-defense.
Her husband was, as you might expect, devastated
“It’s unforgivable what they did to us. They killed my wife, the mother of my two little ones,” he said. “Now what am I going to tell them?“
Fuck This Guy And The Pope That Protects Him!
 
For Decades, a Religious Leader Abused Boys for Masturbating; They Had to “Bleed for Jesus” - http://bit.ly/2nkK4Z6
  • Inthe 1970s, at Winchester College, a boarding school in England, a man named John Smyth allegedly punished boys for the “crime” of masturbation by telling them they had to “bleed for Jesus”… before physically assaulting them.
  • Five of the 13 victims who came forward in 1982 told investigators for the [Iwerne Trust] that they had received 12 beatings and about 650 strokes. The other eight said they had each been hit about 14,000 times over a period of years.
  • Some of the victims received up to 100 strokes at a time for masturbating, having indecent thoughts or looking at pornography — beatings that caused some to faint or bleed for up to three weeks, the trust found.
  • That was 1982. You won’t be surprised to hear that nothing happened at the time. The beatings weren’t reported to the police. Instead, Smyth was sent to Zimbabwe… where he was charged with killing a teenager. He denied the charges, and they were later dropped. But court records showed he continued to abuse other children in that country.

“It’s about a mindset that allows this to happen. This sort of muscular Christianity enforced by theology, education and the cane that dominated the public education system and produced your caricature Englishman — strong, emotionally incapable in some ways, reserved and superior,” [priest and journalist Giles Fraser] added. “I think the idea that this is just about Smyth is in itself a cover-up,” Mr. Fraser said, “and it’s because the church is desperate for people not to say how all of this grows out of theology.”

 
War Of The Z-Words - http://bit.ly/2nkXtRf
 
local radio station in Randolph County, Indiana, sent out emergency alerts about a zombie attack and a related disease outbreak in the area Wednesday.
WZZY 98.3 FM radio station, on which the broadcasts were played, was taken off air
"Local alerts from WZZY 98.3 FM regarding a zombie attack and disease outbreak from deceased bodies is a result of the radio station alerting system being hacked. There is no local emergency. We have contacted the radio station and notified the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Again there is no emergency or disease outbreak in Randolph County,"
The sheriff’s office reportedly said in a statement on Facebook, which, however, is no longer available.
Randolph County emergency management director Charles Shaneyfelt reportedly noted that the radio announcements warned about "a disease outbreak, diseased bodies, and zombies" and traditional emergency alert tones were used to broadcast the messages.
However, not many people believed the alert.
“Stay vigilant, folks, odds are the zombies would go straight for the sheriff’s department Facebook account first,” one Facebook user reportedly commented on the sheriff’s post.
Sheriff Ken Hendrickson also joked about the incident with local newspaper the Star Press.
"I'm glad my sons made me watch a couple of episodes of 'The Walking Dead' so I know how to kill them,"
 

Next Week's Beer

Calabaza Boreal | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Extra special thanks to Mrs. Shea, who not only puts up with us but gave us this beer!
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nkQR58
  • BA Rating: 90
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
  • ABV: 7%
 

Faith In Humanity Restored

Potatoes for Humanity - http://bit.ly/2nkKfne
“We picked potatoes because they’re funny and very inconvenient for the senator,” Temkin said. “If he ignores them, they’ll go bad.”

 

Bonus Cat Video

 
  • Did Dinosaurs Ever Live Alongside Humans? - http://bit.ly/2nkPZ0x
  • Found Footage of an 8 Week Old Baby BUB - http://bit.ly/2nkV4WH
  • Rescuing the world's most annoying cat - http://bit.ly/2nkOLT5
  • Walking Our Cat For The First Time - http://bit.ly/2nkXOU1
  • DEADPOOL 2 Official Teaser Trailer - http://bit.ly/2nkKCOE
 

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P.S.
We really tried this week Jenn. We did. And I dare say we did better than usual but... yeah...
These are the terrible jokes drunk, male, feminists make... emphasis on drunk.
Whatever, don't be like us, visit www.heforshe.org to find out how to not be terrible like us!
~ A

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 121 - The One Where Jenn Sticks It To The Patriarchy

March 3, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, The Grand Mufti’s labia are glued to an online preachers dick until they both leave Ark Encounter and vote PORP.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Dagda (The Irish-Celtic god of the earth and treaties) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that celery is 95% water and 100% not tacos.
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know recently passed actor Bill Paxton was raised a Roman Catholic by his mother? The star of Aliens, Titanic and Big Love seemed to find it...amusing.
“I was raised Catholic, and when we take communion, the wafer is a symbol of the body and blood of Christ. Somebody could think, ‘What the hell? There’s a guy on the cross, he’s been tortured and killed and these people are symbolically eating his body?'”
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Palor Hoppenbetontes Pale Ale - Braufactum
Donated by German Denis!
  • BA Score: 84
  • ABV: 5.2
  • Style: EPA
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kwbrCJ
  • Aaron: 8
  • Jenn: 7
  • Shea: 9
  • Steve: 8

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
 
Voicemails and Text Messages:
Hey, this is Patrick from Virginia. I love the show, I'm not a drinker but love the beer reviews. Keep up the awesome work guys and lady and shea
We also got a great voicemail from uber-fan Tara!
Also, thanks for the recent tweet correction, I super appreciate it! ~ A
 
We also got a message from Don,
Hi, guys, one of you(r) fellows just said. he didn't want to see Jen 'hooked up to and automatic milker'. He missed the follow-up manual milking is so much more fun! I enjoy the show and thanks.
Speaking of milking things - we’re going to ReasonCon in April, which means March is your last chance to subscribe to patreon if you want to support our trip!
 
If deadlines or patreon aren’t your bag, you can always support us on PayPal, through our Amazon link or by giving us reviews and - as Matt & Tim or Atheism 101 call them - internet high-fives in the form of likes and follows.
 

Headlines

What The World Really Needs Is Another Feminine Hygiene Product Created By A Man - http://bit.ly/2mxunBI
  • Chiropractor, “Dr” Daniel Dopps, of Wichita, Kansas, has invented super glue for the pussy to hold in that nasty, nasty period stuff
  • The still in development product is called Mensez Feminine Lip-Stick. Clever huh?
  • What it does is basically glue the labia minora together such that menstrual fluid is held inside until urinating, when the glue releases letting it all out.
  • This has understandably caused some uproar online with many accusing him of not understanding the female anatomy and straight up misogyny
  • I’m guessing this isn’t a product for those women who pee a bit when they sneeze
  • Responding to a commenter, he said,

“You as a woman should have come up with a better solution than diapers and plugs, but you didn’t. Reason being women are focused on and distracted by your period 25 percent of the time, making them far less productive than they could be. Women tend to be far more creative than men, but their periods that [sic] stifle them and play with their heads.”

From the ‘shocking but true’ file, Ark Park Not an Economic Boom - http://bit.ly/2m0Bm2I
  • The Ark Encounter theme park was partially funded with tons of economic incentives from Kentucky and Williamstown with the understanding that this big, new attraction would drive up local economic activity
  • Well, it seems it hasn’t turned out that way. Judge-executive, Steve Wood, said, ““It’s been a great thing but it’s not brought us any money,” How is that great now?
  • Right now, Grant county is on the edge of bankruptcy, to the point where there may be lost jobs.
  • Grant county has the same number of non-chain restaurants and hotels it had in Dec. 2015 even though they voted to make the county “wet” (which is also ironic since Hamm is a believer in non-drinking)

“I was one of those believers that once the Ark was here everything was going to come in. But it’s not done it. It’s not done it. I think the Ark’s done well and I’m glad for them on that. But it’s not done us good at all.”

 
Marital Rape is A-Ok in Ohio - http://ind.pn/2m0vOFJ
  • It is legal for a man to drug and rape his wife in Ohio as long as he doesn’t use, 'force or the threat of force'
  • State reps, Reps. Greta Johnson (D-Akron) and Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) tried to eliminate spousal exemptions for sex offenses.
  • According to the Akron Beacon Journal, “In Ohio, husbands or wives can rape their spouses so long as there is no force or threat of force. The “spousal exemption” means husbands can drug and rape wives, and avoid a first-degree felony rape charge.”
Rep. Johnson, a former prosecutor, said,
 
“Women and men experiencing sexual violence at the hands of their spouses should not be denied the right to seek justice just because they happen to be married to the offender.
 
I am appalled that there is not a larger discussion in our state about this issue. I am deeply disappointed that none of my Republican colleagues signed on as co-sponsors to this bill.”

 

It seems that as long as Ohio’s GOP is controlled by Christian zealots, women will remain 2nd class citizens.
 

This Week’s Stories

Jenn Doth Protest Too Much
Thanks to listener Alan for pointing me towards this story!
 
Mack Major, the living embodiment of ‘methinks he doth protest too much’. - http://huff.to/2m0xTkS
 
Eden Decoded: http://bit.ly/2m0FRL0
 
An excerpt from Major’s book, Diva, Goddess, Queen: Breaking The Power Of Soul Ties, Lust And Sexual Demons.
“Many of you who are reading this have sex toys in your possession right now. And whether you want to accept it as fact or not: those sex toys are an open portal between the demonic realm and your own life. As long as you have those sex toys in your home, you have a doorway that can allow demons to not only access your life at will but also to torment you, hinder and destroy certain parts of your life as it relates to sex and your relationships.”
Another excerpt from a book called Hedonism: Destroying Demonic Sexual Strongholds:
“There are such things as sex demons. And the danger in masturbating is that one could inadvertently summon a sex demon to attach itself to you through the act of masturbating. And once that demon attaches, it is difficult to get it to leave. It will drive you to masturbate, even when you don’t want to. You’ll be hit with urges to play with yourself so powerful that only an orgasm will allow you some temporary relief.”
How To Not Eat Your Wife
Top Saudi Sheikh issues bizarre fatwa allowing men to EAT their wives if they are hungry - http://bit.ly/2m0xRJG
  • Saudi Arabian grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah allegedly issued the guidelines to allow a husband to eat his wife's body parts in extreme circumstances.
  • Men in Saudi Arabia "can eat their wives if they are suffering severe hunger" under a bizarre new fatwa
  • The cleric is reported to have said the ruling represents the "sacrifice of women and obedience to her husband"
  • A statement reportedly from the cleric's office said: “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his wife or parts of her body if the husband was afflicted with a severe hunger, raised concern and debate over social media since yesterday evening.
The Patron's Sexy Beating
Former Members Say Church Controls Sex Lives, Behavior With Violent Punishment - http://bit.ly/2mxFQkQ
  • Forty-three former members of an evangelical church in western North Carolina say they were subjected to years of emotional and physical abuse, according to The Associated Press.
  • Ex-congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship in Rutherford County told The Associated Press in on-the-record interviews that instead of finding inner peace and eternal life, they were regularly punched, smacked, choked, slammed to the floor or thrown through walls in the name of the Lord.
  • Victims of the violence, they say, included pre-teens and toddlers - even crying babies, who were vigorously shaken, screamed at and sometimes smacked to banish demons.
  • The Associated Press also obtained audio from what is called "blasting." The Associated Press said a "blasting" is a verbal onslaught often conducted in hours-long sessions meant to cast out devils.
  • To hear the audio, click http://bit.ly/2m0HrfA (but really, you don't want to...)
  • Five members of the Rutherford County church are expected to stand trial this spring after being indicted by a North Carolina grand jury on charges of assault, kidnapping and attempted strangulation of Matthew Fenner, who was allegedly beaten in January 2013.
  • Fenner says he was beaten in the church after a service by parishioners who were trying to "cure him of being gay."

Next Week's Beer

Ale To The Chief - Avery
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kwgNxZ
  • BA Score: 90
  • ABV: 8.1
  • Style: American Strong Ale

Faith In Humanity Restored

SLOVENIA: Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Legal Today! - http://bit.ly/2mxAGoN
Ksenija Klampfer, who administers weddings in Maribor, said the first lesbian ceremony was set to take place on Saturday. “We are very happy and proud that we will perform the first same-sex wedding,”

Bonus Cat Video

  • Jun's Kitchen - Homemade Ramen with Cat (not like that, jeez. It's a small orange fluffy chef... we're not monsters...) - http://bit.ly/2mxI8Aa
  • Cats Who Don't Understand Personal Space - http://bit.ly/2mxNHil
  • The Highly Scientific Anatomy Of A Cat - http://bit.ly/2mxNH1P

Bonus Catless Videos

  • Infrared Oregan - http://bit.ly/2m0R9ik
  • Gordon Ramsay Answers Cooking Questions From Twitter - http://bit.ly/2mxz5zd

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 120 - The One Where Shelley Segal Sells Seashells to Seagulls

February 24, 2017
00:0000:00
In This Week’s Show Shelley Says Seagulls In The Second Section By the Sea Shore!
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Papa (the Maori Mother Earth goddess) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that the easiest way to boil an egg without using a costly egg timer, is to pop an egg into a pot of boiling water and get in your car and drive in a straight line at 60 miles an hour and as soon as you get three miles call your wife to take the eggs out!
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that, according to the North American Menominee Tribe, the Aurora Borealis was created by a friendly tribe of giants? They were called manabai'wok and the Northern lights were caused by their torches as they went about fishing and hunting in the dark.
 
Shelley Segal Says Hi!
  • http://www.shelleysegal.com
  • https://www.patreon.com/ShelleySegal
  • https://twitter.com/ShelleySegal
  • https://www.facebook.com/shelley.segal.music
  • https://shelleysegal.bandcamp.com
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

 
Grunion - Ballast Point
  • BA Score: 91
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Style: APA
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kPtCzs
  • Aaron: 7
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shelly: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 8
  • Rob: 4
  • Natalie: 8
 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
 
Big thanks to Jaded Zappa in Colorado for sending us a 6pack of Left-Hand brewing Nitro Milk Stout.
We’ll enjoy these soon!
 
We got voice mail messages from Shane from Calgary Loves Shea!, Felicia of Utah Outcasts, and Heathen Mother sent a message regarding our mention of republicans removing rules disallowing the arming of the developmental disabled. 
 
Find the Utah Outcasts at http://utahoutcasts.com
 
If you want to leave a message then give us a ring at (513) 760–0463
 

Headlines

 
Hammy is at it again - http://bit.ly/2lBOGdX
  • We all know that Ken Ham is a dipshit young-earth creationist, that’s not news. He tells everyone who will listen to this himself.
  • He believes that the earth is only about 6000 years old (beer has been around longer than that)
  • Now he’s tweeted about his latest soon-to-be-added addition to his dumbass Ark Park, posting pictures of the exhibit
  • They’re building a diorama of pre-flood wickedness, featuring battles between humans, giants, and dinosaurs fighting in a Roman type arena
  • Holy shit this guy is a fucking moron. I realize that is an ad-hominem attack, but he makes it so easy.
Ashville idiot pastor has a problem with dolls - http://avlne.ws/2lQwRui
 
Available to Patrons at http://patreon.com/w4w 
  • After watching a story on Good Morning America, Rev. Keith Ogden, of Ashville’s Hill Street Baptist Church had a mental tizzy-fit
  • He sent a message to his followers titled,
"KILLING THE MINDS OF MALE BABIES."
  • The story is that American Girl (owned by toy giant Mattel) introduced a GASP male doll named Logan
  • American Girl said that a male doll has been a top request for decades
  • Well, righteous crusader, Dipshit Ogden, won’t have it. I’ll just let this narrow-minded putz speak for himself…
"There are those in this world who want to alter God's creation of the male and female," he wrote. "The devil wants to kill, steal and destroy the minds of our children and grandchildren by perverting, distorting and twisting (the) truth of who God created them to be."
"Now you are going to have little boys playing with baby dolls and that's not cool," he said. "We need to get back to our old values and morals."
"It just doesn't make sense," Ogden said. "It's not natural for a boy to act like a girl. It's not natural for a girl to want to be a boy. ...You've got the government and people who placate this mess instead of telling little boys they can't change their biology."
No word on whether he’s ever heard of GI Joe (though that’s probably okay since he kicks ass)
 
Dipshit Rednecks lie to cover dipshittyness - http://wapo.st/2lQv2NQ
  • Fuckhead hunting guides, Walker Daugherty and Michael Bryant, were leading a hunting party in southern Texas very near the Mexico border when gunfire erupted injuring Daugherty and one of the people they were leading
  • The asshole guides said that they’d been attacked by immigrants who’d crossed over from Mexico and wanted to steal their RV
  • They said further that the immigrants wanted to kill everyone in the party.
  • They raised over $26K from a Gofundme. Texas moron Agriculture Commissioner, Sid Miller, shared it to 400K followers on facebook saying,
“This is why we need the wall and to secure our borders,”
It was all a fucking lie.
  • Suspicious authorities called out the border patrol who found no evidence of an illegal crossing, there were no unidentified shell casings and no signs of pedestrian traffic to or from the ranch
  • What really happened, Sheriff Dominguez said, was much simpler and less nefarious: Daugherty shot his client, and Bryant shot Daugherty.

This Week’s Show

 
The Shelley Segal Seagull Quiz!!
 
Question 1
California seagulls are known to be incredibly smart, as we can see in the studio tonight. Similarly to our guest they also are known to migrate inland, often through farmlands. What major western city has grown to revere seagulls, even going so far as to build a stone monument to them, after the gulls appeared and saved the local crops from insects?
 
Hint: They saw the birds as a sign of Elohim
 
Answer: Salt Lake City
 
Question 2
Unlike Shelley, seagulls are not known for their songs, though they do have some other useful adaptations. One of them you can see on many gull species, a prominent spot on their beak. Adolescent gulls will peck at this spot, causing the adult bird to do what?
 
Hint: Human children are known to poke their parents for this same reason
 
Answer: It causes the adult to feed the babies by regurgitating their food.
 
Question 3
Across the world, local governments have installed bristle-covered poles, sticky tiles, and even trained falcons to keep seagulls away. In fact, Postal workers have been taken off duty in seagull hot spots to keep them safe from what bizarre behavior?
 
Hint: Hitchcock may have been on to something…
 
Answer: The bird gets fiercely territorial and have been known, in many cases, to attack humans.
 
In many Native American cultures animals represent different attributes and are often looked at as a totem, seagulls are no different. What symbolism does the seagull represent?
 
Hint: Many of these traits I would say I see in you.
 
Answer: carefree attitude, versatility, freedom (http://bit.ly/2lQEaC5)
 
Question 4
It is well known that seagulls use many different feeding methods, from dropping mollusks on hard rocks to break them open to stomping their feet on the ground tricking worms into believing it’s raining. One of my favorite feeding techniques comes from the Heermann’s Gull whose method could be easily be confused with what impulse control disorder?
 
Hint: Winona Ryder allegedly has this disorder.
 
Answer: Kleptomania
 

Next Week's Beer

Palor Hoppenbetontes Pale Ale - Braufactum
Donated by German Denis
  • BA Score: 84
  • ABV: 5.2
  • Style: EPA
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kwbrCJ

Faith In Humanity Restored

Same-sex marriage laws linked to fewer youth suicide attempts, new study (and anyone with human emotions) says - http://to.pbs.org/2lBW6h9
 
  • Legalization of same-sex marriage appears to be linked to a decrease in adolescent suicide, based on a new analysis published today in JAMA Pediatrics. The results give more context to the potential effects of social policy on mental health.
  • The study took place during a period where the suicide rate generally rose in the U.S., highlighting the fact that more intervention is still needed.
  • Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second for people aged 10 to 24. But young LGB people are particularly affected, attempting suicide at four times the rate of straight youth, according to the Trevor Project, an organization that works to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
“It’s a real risk factor, a feeling that you’re at odds with your family or community,” Schwartz said. “It’s very painful, and can be very frightening. You feel like you’re going to be left out on your own.”
Before we go, if you or someone you know is struggling with suicide please call The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or visit them online at www.thetrevorproject.org
 
NEED HELP? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU 24/7: 1-866-488-7386
 

Bonus Cat Video

  • Do Robots Deserve Rights? What if Machines Become Conscious? - http://bit.ly/2lBRJD3
  • How MLK Composed 'I Have A Dream' - http://bit.ly/2lQEZuF
  • Covering Rock Classics on the Ancient Gayageum - http://bit.ly/2lQGCbN
  • This 1,100-Year-Old Beer's For You: Recreating Ancient Ales - http://bit.ly/2lQncne
 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 119 - The One Where We Watch All The Porn!

February 17, 2017
00:0000:00
In this week’s show, Wyoming’s gayest porn theater opens a eulogy education center for Trans rockstars!
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Min (Egyptian god of love and sexual pleasure) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Jim’s Good Gay News
The Simpsons episode Homer Phobia almost didn't air - http://bit.ly/2kvVIU2
My good gay news is that it did because it made me want a custom car horn that plays Somewhere Over the Rainbow
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Since I missed last week (the show before Valentine’s) here’s a late tidbit in honor of that holiday:
Did you know Pan, the goat-legged Greek god of nature, seduced the moon goddess Selene by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his goat parts (bc I guess sheep is sexier?). He was then able to pull her from the sky and seduce her.
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
Donated by German Dennis
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kO6cLu
  • BA Rating: 91
  • Style: Marzen
  • ABV: 5.4%
  • Aaron: 0
  • Jenn: 5
  • Jim: 4
  • Steve: 0

Round Table Discussion

We don’t have any new ones but are going to have to send KingTorm that life extension technology we’ve been teasing Alex Jones with for upping their patronage!
 
Of course, if you’re not subscribing to Waiting 4 Wrath on Patreon.com/w4w then you’re missing out on longer shows that include at least a unique segment but often 15 to 30 minutes more show!
 
Not to mention episodes of our Pepitode show 4 More Beers, Episode 3 of which I just finished editing! By the time you hear this your ear holes should already be about 40 minutes of beer drinking goodness wiser!
Ok... not really... cause I did these show notes first... but you'll totally be getting that email in like... soon... if you're a patron... ~ A
Thanks to Matt from Atheism 101 podcast for joining us for furry Nazi’s last week. A101 just released their religious bullshit in February episode and I’d like to take a moment to congratulate Matt on getting the Blaze to evict his throat monster, I’m just sorry they had to jamb so many candles into him…
 
Speaking of furries jamming things into boxes, listener Fenrir (most infamous of the many wolves in Norse mythology) reached out to let us know that not all furries are horrible dickhead nazis
I’m a Canadian fur but unsure of numbers for the whole of Canada, but my province (Ontario) approx 1850 furs.
For the community in general, politically all over the spectrum, I have met Alt-left furs, as well as conservative furs (who celebrated the Trump victory *shudders*) The furry community at its heart are simply those who like anthropomorphic animal characters, such as Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde from Zootopia.
Not all of us have fursuits as they are quite expensive and many of us simply can't afford the time nor resources to maintain one.
I found the community to be similar to the atheist community, lots of different views and opinions, and for the most part, we try to be rational and open.
Foxler from the story is not a representative of furs and most I know would disassociate themselves from him and his views. Also, most of us only roleplay as our fursonas within the furry community. Other furs have been in the community longer than I have, and have gone out in suit, and for the most part, have been well received by the general public
So there ya have it, from the wolf's mouth. Furs are normal people who like to dress up as normal animals and have normal movie nights. If you’d like to know more — because our listeners are awesome — Fenrir has volunteered to try to answer questions about the furry community in the hopes of spreading a little knowledge about another marginalized group.
 
So, just like when we talk to Jim about the LGBTQ stuff we encourage you to send us your serious, silly, stupid or thoughtful questions on twitter , via email or by visiting waiting4wrath.com . Given that we’re an audio show voicemails at the Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463 are always appreciated.
 
Speaking of voicemails, you can also send us texts like Matt… who said...
Hey, I’m not drunk but hello! Matt
Thanks, Matt, always a blast to have you on. Now we need to line up Tim lest the scales of atheist podcast be unbalanced…
 
Find both the guys at: Atheism101Podcast.com
 
If the Drunk Dial line isn’t your favorite thing you can go to the website and leave us a voicemail just like Stevie did by clicking on the SpeakPipe sidebar item.
 
Unfortunately, it was a little garbled so we won’t play the audio, but we will say thanks for sending us some love!
We got a voicemail from German Denis - because we weren’t done with his kind nature!
 
We drank his beer, ate his candy and then demanded he call us and explains how to say words with backward letters. Fortunately, again, our listeners are amazing!
 
We’d like to mention ReasonCon again.
 
You’ll hear a jingle for it in this and random upcoming episodes as we prepare to go. If you’d like to help us survive the trip — I hear it’s hot and lice-y in NC, and shea’s pelt will need conditioner and tiny combs — you can get more wrath at patreon, donate directly via PayPal or as some listeners have started doing, visit Amazon.com by clicking on the link on our website first. It won’t cost you an extra penny but Amazon gives us a little finders fee for sending you to them, it’s win-win.
 
And to our Canadian listener who asked and the hoards of other Canucks I’m sure are dying to know — yes, the Amazon link will work if you’re in Canada. We’re not 100% sure about other international listeners but there’s a good chance that if you can order through amazon at all, our link will likely work.
 
If you want to bookmark our short link it is: http://amzn.to/28VKi5r
 
We’re excited to announce that Shelley Segal, awesome secular musician and funny person you might remember from Episode 053 will be back in Laramie and the studio for next week’s show.
 
If you are in the general area of Northern Colorado or East Wyoming and can make it to Laramie, she will be performing a live acoustic set at:
  • 8 Bytes Restaurant / Gaming Cafe
  • Wednesday, February 22.
  • 6:30 - 8:30 (because people here go to bed at a reasonable hour)

Headlines

xHamster to the (sex) rescue - http://bit.ly/2kw2uJD
Utah’s legislature rejected the idea of adopting a comprehensive sexual education program to replace the existing abstinence-only stupidity
 
Porn site xHamster has decided to assist the state’s residents on that front
"Utahns consume the most porn per capita of any state, but have some of the lowest levels of sexual education," xHamster says in a pop-up to the site. "We're here to change that."
Even though they acknowledged that their current program is having little effect in lessening rates of teen pregnancy and STIs, a change of system was voted down 12-2 along party lines.
 
HB215, sponsored by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, which would have allowed for both abstinence-based and comprehensive programs, with parents able to select one of those options — or opt out completely — on behalf of their child.
"While we love porn," the post said, "we don't think that it should be relied on for sex ed any more than Star Wars is a substitute for science class."
Utah Representative Let's Holy Father Get The Bill - http://bit.ly/2kPtdNs
Utah republican representative, Jason Chaffetz, held a town hall meeting in Cottonwood Heights to a full capacity crowd. So full in fact that another 1500 people were left outside.
 
The meeting was full of people protesting Trump, his policies, and calling for Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to investigate President Donald Trump
 
He told the Deseret News (Mormon’s own “news” paper) regarding the meeting, "Absolutely. I know there were," he said, suggesting it was "more of a paid attempt to bully and intimidate" than a reflection of the feelings of his 3rd District constituents.
 
Some of the protesters took his bullshit to heart and decided to send Chaffetz an Invoice for their time.
  • Line items: Paid protest hours 4 @ $100 per/hr.
  • Fee for being callously dismissed by representative 1 @ $50
  • Fee for being labeled out-of-state radical 1@ $50
  • total $500
  • Note: Thanks for bringing it to our attention that this was a paid event.
Evil (apparently) Does Die - http://bit.ly/2kw6hqq
Leslie Charping died in January, leaving behind a relieved family
In what may be the most honest obit ever penned, his daughter made sure that all who read it knew the true measure of the man.
 
I’ll just read it in its entirety to allow it to speak for itself:
"Leslie Ray 'Popeye' Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942, and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved. Leslie battled with cancer in his latter years and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horse's ass he was known for. He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Shiela Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex-wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers.
"At a young age, Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive. Leslie enlisted to serve in the Navy, but not so much in a brave & patriotic way but more as part of a plea deal to escape sentencing on criminal charges. While enlisted, Leslie was the Navy boxing champion and went on to sufficiently embarrassing his family and country by spending the remainder of his service in the Balboa Mental Health Hospital receiving much needed mental healthcare services.
"Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however, he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about "get rich quick" schemes. Leslie's hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie's life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quick witted sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days.
"With Leslie's passing, he will be missed only for what he never did; being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologizes to the family he tortured. Leslie's remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until 'Ray,' the family donkey's wood shavings run out. Leslie's passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all."
 

This Week’s Stories

Jim's Story
  • So Much Gay Porn! http://bit.ly/2kvXpkD
  • Most Homophobic Countries World Are Watching Gay Porn - http://bit.ly/2kw8CBB
  • One Five Straight Men Watches Gay Sex - http://bit.ly/2kw6oCm
Jenn’s Story
Lawmakers like to call pregnant women everything but human lately:
Pregnant women are “hosts” and their bodies no longer belong to them, Oklahoma State Rep. Justin Humphrey.
this is how Humphrey justified the unconstitutional bill he recently introduced, which requires pregnant women to get the fetus’s father’s permission to obtain an abortion:
“Ultimately, he said, his intent was to let men have a say. “I believe one of the breakdowns in our society is that we have excluded the man out of all of these types of decisions,” he said. “I understand that they feel like that is their body,” he said of women. “I feel like it is a separate — what I call them is, is you’re a ‘host.’ And you know when you enter into a relationship you’re going to be that host and so, you know, if you pre-know that then take all precautions and don’t get pregnant,” he explained. “So that’s where I’m at. I’m like, hey, your body is your body and be responsible with it. But after you’re irresponsible then don’t claim, well, I can just go and do this with another body, when you’re the host and you invited that in.”
The Slot - Women Are Hosts - http://bit.ly/2kw30Hr
 
Also, in our great state of Wyoming, our reps have been trying to push through a couple of new restrictive abortion bills
 
The Slot - Wyoming Votes Women Are Cattle - http://bit.ly/2kw22LA
“Five Republican men voted 4-1 in support of House Bill 116, which would make fetal tissue donation a felony, and House Bill 182, which would require doctors to offer women to hear the fetal heartbeat and undergo an ultrasound before receiving an abortion. The bills, which passed the House, now go to the Senate floor for a vote.”
The best part? They pushed it through the Senate Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee. Because apparently, women are cattle or sage brush.
 
A third anti-abortion bill, House Bill 250, did manage to land where it was supposed to—in the Labor, Health and Social Services committee.
 

Next Week's Beer

Grunion - Ballast Point
Donated by Jenn
  • BA Score: 91
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Style: APA
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2kPtCzs
 

Faith In Humanity Restored

If Trump Won't Give You Birth Control, Melinda Gates Will - http://bit.ly/2kw3YDI
 
She wants to provide contraceptive options to 120 million women around the globe by 2020.
 
The issue has been on the top of Gates’s agenda since 2012 when she co-chaired the Family Planning 2020 summit, a global event that brought leaders around the world together to talk about giving in-need women easy access to contraception.
"In the decade and a half since Bill and I started our foundation, I’ve heard from women all over the world about how important contraceptives are to their ability to take charge of their futures," she wrote. "When women are able to plan their pregnancies around their goals for themselves and their families, they are also better able to finish their education, earn an income, and fully participate in their communities."
Gates's renewed vigor for this mission is likely linked to the current political climate. After being sworn in, President Trump signed an executive order reinstating a so-called global gag rule, which prohibits U.S. funding to clinics that provide abortion services overseas — Unfortunately, in many cases, that also means cutting off access to birth control.
"The decision about whether and when to get pregnant was a decision that Bill and I made based on what was right for me and what was right for our family—and that’s something I feel lucky about. There are still over 225 million women around the world who don’t have access to the modern contraceptives they need to make these decisions for themselves,"

Bonus Cat Video

  • 16 Funny Kitten Videos Compilation 2017 - http://bit.ly/2kwjob1
  • Rooming With Thor - http://bit.ly/2kPEGwm
  • Gordon Ramsay Challenges Amateur Cook - http://bit.ly/2kw1HIB

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 118 - The One WIth Nicely Trimmed Nazi Furry Dick Talk

February 10, 2017
00:0000:00

In this week's show, the Furred Reich launches its new minister approved, homoerotic dating app — Gundr!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Zoroaster hasn't struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Not sure who this Zoroaster feller is? Well, he's not a horse riding, sword fighting hero of the people — he's actually kind of a douche. Find out more at http://atheism101podcast.com

Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that if you make eye contact with someone at the urinal, ease the tension with just three simple words: “ Hey, cool balls.”

But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Lagunitas: Brown Shugga Ale

  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2knHOAd
  • BA Rating: 90
  • Style: American Strong Ale
  • ABV: 9.8
  • Aaron: 2
  • Shea: 1
  • Steve: 0

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Matt the Amazing from Atheism 101 is joining us for Roundtable this week!

Patreon
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And if you want to rock all the abs like Zach make sure you check out or longer shows at http://patreon.com/w4w

iTunes Reviews

5-star review by: David the Oxford (United States)

The third review, thanks again for being the best podcast. I rate podcast like most things in life. "Would I drink a beer with this person or with these people", and the answer is an overwhelming "yes". Keep up the great work and for the love of beer, y'all get healthy. I don't like beer but still, like this podcast

by: BB_Spiky (United Kingdom)

A group of like-minded friends sit and put the world to rights over a beer. Love the podcast and the interplay between them. Cheers! :-)

David the "Ox" - Raised a challenge responding to Jenn’s mention that since we live at altitude, we can likely out-drink our sea-level living listeners. He also sent a really nice photo with of he and his wife.

“I am responding to your challenge about being able to drink more when y'all visit the reason con. Something about the altitude or some nonsense like that. Well, challenge accepted. Bring it on.”

This heavy drinker (Thinker?) then proceeded to show us a whole bunch of the beers he was drinking. We have our work cut out for us at ReasonCon.

Another message from Josh saying,

“Loving episode 117, listening to it while getting ready for work. I have to say, I love the constantly changing backgrounds. Who is in charge of that edit? A Beautiful touch.”

Headlines

The best new dating app in the whole wide world - http://bit.ly/2kO9ezD

  • By the time you hear this, you can get new dating app, Hater (launching Feb 8)
  • It matches couples, not by their common likes, but rather by their dislikes
  • User are shown thousands of public figures, activities or concepts
    (Taylor Swift, Paying for extra Guac, fedoras, butt selfies, etc.)
  • If you hate something, swipe down. Love it, swipe up. Left/Right = Like/dislike
  • As you dislike things, the app is building a profile of you to match you with like haters in beta for iOS, Android later in the spring

Trump in porn? Hard to believe it’s taken this long - http://bit.ly/2ky5uDw

  • Porn site, xHamster, who we’ve mentioned before, is looking for Trumps
  • They’ve been hunting for just the right actor with dead gopher hair and tiny hands
    and I’m assuming a tiny cock
  • Looking since November, they’ve now narrowed the search to the final 3
    Site user get to vote on the best with the winner to be announced in the next 3 months (first 100 days)
  • In what’s perhaps an overstatement they said,

"There is nothing more that the American public needs that quality adult content parodies to help them understand the ever-shifting landscape of their Executive Branch of government."

"The ability to harness both Trump's complete understanding of all issues without any actual knowledge of an issue is also an optional trait."

House votes stupidly, again, and not for the last time (probably this week) - http://cnn.it/2kO3q8V

  • US House voted 235-180 this week to repeal Social Security Administration regulation meant to prevent people with severe mental illness from buying guns
  • The regulation required the SSA to disclose to the national gun background check system info about people with mental illness specifically, information about those who are considered incapable of managing their own disability benefits due mental illness
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (idiot Republican from Texas) said,

“The Social Security Administration not only overstepped its mission with this regulation, it discriminated against certain Americans with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits. The agency should be focused on serving all of its beneficiaries, not picking and choosing whose Second Amendment rights to deny.”

  • The NRA-backed bill is expected to sail through the senate.

This Week’s Stories

Shea’s Patreon Story - http://patreon.com/w4w

Church of England apologizes after trainee priest gives service in Polari - http://bbc.in/2kNYSPX

  • The service at the chapel of Westcott House in Cambridge was to commemorate LGBT history month by doing the service in the antiquated gay slang language of Polari. The congregation was told the use of the lexicon was an attempt to "queer the liturgy of evening prayer".
  • Polari is thought to have originated in Victorian London but fell out of use as homosexuality began to be decriminalized in England in the 1960s.
  • While they had been given permission to hold a service to commemorate LGBT history month, a Church of England source said the college chaplain had not seen the wording of the service.
  • The translation was based on the Polari bible, a work compiled as a project in 2003 by the self-styled Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. http://bit.ly/2kNZsxc
  • Polari is a form of cant slang used in Britain by some actors, circus and fairground showmen, merchant navy sailors, criminals, prostitutes, and the gay subculture.
  • A cant (or cryptolect) is the jargon or argot of a group, often employed to exclude or mislead people outside the group.
  • An Old Testament reading from the Prophet Joel which says "rend your heart and not your garments, return to the Lord your God" was printed in Polari as "rend your thumping chest and not your frocks - and turn unto the Duchess your Gloria: for she is bona and merciful".
  • Instead of the traditional "Glory be to the father, and to the son, and the Holy Spirit" the prayer offered was: "Fabeness be to the Auntie, and to the Homie Chavvie, and to the Fantabulosa Fairy".
  • Services in the Church of England are legally required to be conducted using the church's approved liturgy. The principal of Westcott House, the Rev Canon Chris Chivers, said the liturgy of the service had not been authorized for use.
  • He said

"I fully recognize that the contents of the service are at variance with the doctrine and teaching of the Church of England and that is hugely regrettable."Inevitably for some members of the house, this caused considerable upset and disquiet and I have spoken at length to those involved in organizing the service."I will be reviewing and tightening the internal mechanisms of the house to ensure this never happens again."

Patreon Story

The Furred Reich: The truth about Nazi furries and the alt-right - http://bit.ly/2kO2mSy

  • People who dress up as animals are adopting Nazi-style iconography and calling themselves “alt-furry”.
  • 29-year-old Foxler Nightfire of Fort Collins Co. has faced a torrent of online abuse after posting a picture of himself dressed as a fox on the social network Twitter.
    furries – people who dress up as animals, occasionally for sexual purposes – often face criticism, but this time it is something other than Foxler’s fur-suit (known as a “fursona” – fur persona)
    On his left arm, he is wearing a red armband, emblazoned with a white circle, in which sits a black symbol
  • “It’s obviously not a swastika,” claims Foxler – who also insists his furry name is a portmanteau of “Fox” and his real surname, “Miller”, not “Hitler”, as many online argue. Foxler says he first began wearing the armband – which features a paw print in place of a swastika – after he dropped out of high school and started playing the online role-playing game Second Life, in which the band was available as a character accessory.

“I didn’t take any consideration because of my lack of World War Two knowledge,” he says. “I don’t think I could ever take it off at this point, it’s so ingrained into my character, my fursona.”

  • Foxler has made on YouTube, in which he says "I hate black people" and "I stand by Hitler".
  • Foxler admits he made these comments but tells me he was just "trolling".

"When people started calling me out a few years ago, I started to troll real Nazis and see how would they react to furry that aligns with them," he says over Twitter. "What I got out of it was 'go die you mutt', reason I could never support people like that." I ask him, does he hate black people?

"Their [sic] two parts to that one, in my normal day life not at all," he says."But in my personal sexual life 'I don't like any race', which means I wouldn't sleep with black man [sic]. Now my boyfriend is mix black/Asian. I sleep with him just fine, when I was young I use [sic] to be anti-gay. So why the change? It's because he [sic] not a 'human'; to me when I look at him. He [sic] a blue wolf."

  • In 2005, a LiveJournal page was created for those who were both furries and fetishised Nazi uniforms. Since then the group has spread, with illustrations and roleplays across the internet. There is now even an erotic novel, The Furred Reich, available to buy on Amazon.

“There is not one thing that people refer to when they say ‘#AltFurry’,” says Qu Qu, a man in his late twenties who identifies as a “Pooka” (a shapeshifter) and considers himself the leader of the alt-furry movement.

“I rule with an iron fist and crush dissenters beneath my footpaws,”

“The furry ‘community’ is a fandom that has been overrun by liberal ‘tolerance’ and ‘acceptance’ and as a result it's become sanctuary to hardcore paedophiles and people with serious mental problems,” he claims. “The furry fandom needs to become more vigilant, and having a right wing is a big part of that.”

Next Week's Beer

Accht Ochlenferla Rauchbier

Donated by German Dennis

Faith In Humanity Restored

Scientists Open Their Labs to Colleagues Stranded by Trump’s Immigration Ban - http://theatln.tc/2kO9qPn

  • More than 380 people have signed a list volunteering their facilities to American-based researchers who are stuck outside the U.S.
  • Jürgen Kleine-Vehn, a plant scientist based in Austria, had just read about the story of Samira Asgari, one of many Iranian scientists affected by President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven redominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. On Saturday, Asgari was headed to Boston to start a postdoctoral fellowship on tuberculosis, but was prevented from boarding a plane in Frankfurt. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of scientists have been similarly affected, as I reported on Sunday.

“I cannot believe what is happening,” Kleine-Vehn tweeted.

  • After talking to Nordborg, Maria Leptin, the director of the European Molecular Biology Organization, decided to collate the offers of help.

“I felt that words are one thing, but we need deeds,” she says. “I thought: Let’s get people together and do it in a big way.” And EMBO was the perfect organization for it; it’s a prestigious network of European biologists, and one of its goals is specifically to “enable international exchange between scientists.”

  • On Tuesday evening, EMBO launched the Science Solidarity List—a register of “scientists offering temporary bench or desk space, library access and possibly even accommodation for U.S.-based scientists who have stranded abroad,” due to Trump’s executive order. It’s like a Craigslist for the marooned.
  • Most are based in Europe, but others are offering lab space in Canada, Israel, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Singapore, India, Brazil, and China.

“This has obviously struck a nerve,” says Leptin. “[The immigration ban] contravenes anything that science stands for, the international spirit of science. We feel sorry for the scientists who are affected, and all the labs in the U.S. who don’t want this.”

Find out more at http://www.embo.org/science-solidarity

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 117 - The One Where Russia goes Ass to Monocle

February 3, 2017
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In this week’s show sadly is without Aaron’s garbled jargon, we will discuss hypocrites and assholes, and hear how Shea has apparently found a way to get Jeebus to heal his eyeballs.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Ukko (the Finnish god of the sky, thunder & crops) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that it’s easier to sharpen the end of a worm into a point -using a pencil sharpener- if you freeze it first.
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that Umbanda is a religion of Brazil that combines influences of the indigenous Brazilian religion, African religions, Catholicism, and Spiritism. It was founded in the early 1900s by Zelio Fernandino de Moraes.
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Chasin’ Freshies 2016 - Centennial - Deschutes
Donated by RW
  • Ba rating 88
  • ABV 7.4
  • Style: American IPA
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2iAQHDV
  • Jenn: 7
  • Shea: 9
  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
 
No new patrons or iTunes reviews.
 
However!
 
Our new favorite German listener (sorry T’Boogs) sent us an amazing post-Christmas gift of chocolates, candies and OF COURSE beer! Thank you so much, Dennis! He even included a kind letter.
 
Nathan tweeted us from the Women’s March! Fantastic hats ladies keep up the good work. Nathan asked us to mention that Congress has a phone number and you should call it: Congress 202–225–3121 - just be a little more polite to them than you would be on our drunk-dial line.
 
We also got some info from awesomest home-brewer of the show Ben! He asked us to share www.marchforscience.com who’s twitter account just announced that they will be releasing an organizational tool in the upcoming days.
Because science and technology will make for a better march for all!
 
To close out the roundtable this week we’re happy to say that HB135 was dead moments before the last show was published!
 
Which is amazing!
 
Thanks to everyone who sent us a message, sent our reps messages and generally got the word out. This was clearly crushed by media blowback, and that means you!
 
Unfortunately, at the time of recording HB244 — the transphobic bathroom bill — is still in season...
 
Lucky for us Wyoming’s legislators list their phone numbers ;)

Headlines

Hypocritical fuck is a hypocrite - http://bit.ly/2knuoV1
  • Man is caught boinking another man’s wife, both of whom were members of his church
  • Man is Rev O Jermaine Simmons Sr, pastor of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, FL
  • Ben Stephens was called by the school to pick up their 6yo son. When he arrived home he found pastor hypocrite banging his wife, Claynisha, in his daughter’s bed
  • Seeing red, Ben yelled, “I’m gonna kill him,” and went for a gun.
  • The brave pastor fled the home naked. Ben said he’d deliver the fucker’s clothes to the church.
South Dakota really wants the title of the stupidest Dakota - http://bit.ly/2knpbwe
  • Jan 25 the SD Senate passed SB 55 which says in part
“No teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses being taught which are aligned with the content standards established pursuant to § 13–3–48 [the section of the state code that governs the state education standards revision cycle].”
  • This is basically saying that it’s okay for a teacher to “teach the controversy” which is pseudoscience nonsense.
  • Jeff Monroe (R-District 24), a sponsor of SB 55, also sponsored SB 112 in 2014, which would have prevented school boards and administrators from prohibiting teachers from teaching “intelligent design.”
  • The National Center for Science Education’s, Glenn Branch, told the Sioux Fall’s *Argus-Leader *that SB 55’s passage could allow teachers to present creationism, climate change denial, or white supremacy with impunity. He also observed that local school boards could be put in a legal bind whether or not they tried to prevent maverick teachers from miseducating their students about science, warning, “This is a recipe for legal disaster.”
  • The SD House now has the bill.
Russians being Russians - http://usat.ly/2knBKI4
  • The Russian parliament voted 380–3 to decriminalize domestic violence in cases where it does not cause “substantial bodily harm” and does not occur more than once a year.
  • Eliminates criminal liability in such cases, makes a violation punishable by a fine of roughly $500, or a 15-day arrest, provided there is no repeat within 12 months.
  • Reverses a ruling by the Supreme Court last year, subsequently backed by parliament, that decriminalized battery that does not inflict bodily harm, but retained criminal charges involving battery against family members.
  • Andrei Isayev of the main Kremlin faction, the United Russia, said lawmakers are “heeding the public call” by correcting a mistake they made last year.
  • Russia is one of three countries in Europe and Central Asia that do not have laws specifically targeting domestic violence, according to The Economist .

This Week’s Stories

Shea’s finally found a cure for blindness!!! - http://bit.ly/2knhupP
  • Hava Celebic, or ‘nana Hava’ as she is known to locals in her village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has supposedly cured 5,000 people using the unusual technique.
  • only person in the world who possess the ability to heal with her tongue, which makes the 10 euros she charges seem something of a bargain.
  • Hava uses her tongue to remove pieces of lead, iron, coal, sawdust and glass from eyeballs after sterilizing her mouth with alcohol.
 
Patreon Story
Doom-Spraying Prophet Claims God Can Make Him Disappear From Jail - http://bit.ly/2knFolf
  • You might recall Limpopo’s controversial “Prophet of Doom” from great stories like
    • Don’t Drink Toxic Chemicals
    • Don’t Drink Toxic Chemicals 2: Task The Spray
    • People Let Me Park On Them
    • and People Let Me Park On Them 2: I Needed A Speaker Stand
  • Well, Pastor Lethebo Detective Rabalago, of Mount Zion General Assembly, finally got arrested apparently.
  • The Limpopo department of health had brought an urgent application for the court to interdict the doom-spraying prophet and members of his Mount Zion General Assembly church in Zebediela from spraying people with Doom.
DOOOOOOOM
  • Rabalago’s legal council Lubisi expressed strong confidence that the case – which involves the law and faith – is not a strong one‚ adding that the two should be kept separate.
  • A group of about 60 people wearing T-shirts with the words “Touch not the Anointed One” written on them, all scrambled to secure a spot inside the court, where the pastor was to make his first court appearance.
  • Other supporters‚ most of them women, who could not get a seat inside the court, were seen singing outside the high court building on Biccard Street.
  • Supporters inside the court hailed and cheered the pastor when he finally appeared in two-toned formal shoes and a slim fit maroon jacket. He was accompanied by bodyguards, who kept an eye on him all through.
  • On their way to catch a bus after the court session‚ Rabalago’s supporters were singing: “Where there is Doom‚ there are no problems.”
  • Hours before his court appearance, Rabalago said he was not afraid of jail. The embattled pastor dared law enforcement to arrest him, saying jail would not stop him from performing miracles. He further told The Sowetan he believed God could make him disappear from the jail cells.
Jenn’s Story
 
I know it feels like every possible asshole on the planet has been headline news in the past few weeks, but good news! There are some more out there that you may not have heard of! This includes the human scrotum, Texas Representative Tony Tinderholt - http://huff.to/2knzS1R
 
He has proposed a bill to CRIMINALIZE abortion. This is in order to make women “more personally responsible” for their sexual activity. Per Mr. Swipe Left:
“Right now, it’s real easy. Right now, they don’t make it important to be personally responsible because they know that they have a backup of ‘oh, I can just go get an abortion.’ Now, we both know that consenting adults don’t always think smartly sometimes. But consenting adults need to also consider the repercussions of the sexual relationship that they’re gonna have, which is a child.”
He calls this bill the *Ugh *Abolition of Abortion Act. It would ban abortion at every single stage of pregnancy. It also amends the state’s penal code to allow women and providers to be charged with murder for the procedure. The bill has no exceptions for rape or incest because Tinderhold said he doesn’t think “there should be any exceptions to murder, no matter what.”
 
Although Texas Republicans recently declared it a priority to abolish abortion in the state, criminalizing the procedure would be blatantly unconstitutional.

Next Week’s Beer

Lagunitas: Brown Shugga Ale
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2knHOAd
  • BA Rating: 90
  • Style: American Strong Ale
  • ABV: 9.8

Faith In Humanity Restored

 
Canada Celebrates 150th Birthday, Makes National Parks Free All Year Long - http://bit.ly/2knupIz
 
It’s either go big or go home with Canada, eh? – that’s why the country is celebrating its 150th birthday by allowing free admission to all national parks for the duration of 2017.
 
All you have to do is order a free 2017 Discovery Card admissions card from the park’s website (http://bit.ly/2kY4nie), and you’re good to go.
 
In addition to the National Parks event, Canada is also celebrating its birthday by announcing 150 different (http://bit.ly/2knAPqO) community greening initiatives.
“The environment is one of the major themes at the heart of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation,” explained the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly. “Communities across the country will come together to carry out 150 community greening projects that include planting trees and revitalizing green spaces.”

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 116 - The One Where Wyoming Otter Know Better

January 27, 2017
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In This Week’s Show Using their fabulous shoes with surgical precision, the gays finally clean up all that nasty legal paperwork from the otters of usual size. 
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Houyi (the Chinese god of archery) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience! 
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
You shouldn't say to a woman in a pink knitted hats eraser head! 
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know followers of Rastafarianism worship a Father and Savior duo like Christianity?
In this case, God is Jah, who became incarnate in Jesus (who was black); Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was the messiah. 
 
Jim “Good” Gay News
Jim HB2s all over you! 
 
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer! 
 

This Week’s Beer 

Ichabod - New Holland Brewing Donated by RW 

This Week’s Show 

Round Table Discussion
 
Patrons!
 
Holy crap did you all come through, we have THREE people to thank! Not only is this the 3rd straight episode with new patrons but it's a hat trick of patrons! Really you're all the best, especially: 
  • Shane from Calgary loves Shea
  • Grant
  • Beth - Newest Beer Club Member!
Thank you for helping us eat in North Carolina! We're given to understand that the local delicacies of road braised possum and gravy covered fried lard don't come cheap - especially if you want a Mountain Dew... which we're given to understand not ordering is tantamount to shitting on someone's lawn... 
 
iTunes Reviews 
 
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Every time I listen to these wonderful people spout awesomeness from their food holes I am happy and have fuzzy feelings. You have improved my knowledge of beer, cattle, and other important things. Everytime I quote your podcast in public, I get slapped. I should really stop quoting Shea and start quoting Jenn. Anyways, you are the most best wonderfullest thing on the internet (I am practicing for Donald Dump speak) and I am proud to say that you are still the only podcast that I have given money to. Because you are the more betterest podcast, you could shoot a person on 5th ave and.... Thank you so much for taking the tiime to produce such wonderful content for my ear holes. This is truly an awesomely skeptical muscle flexing podcast. More graterest, better bestest! 
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Headlines 

Degreased Souls’R’U
A New Pastor Feeds His Members With Vehicle Engine Cleaning Fluid - http://bit.ly/2j9WqG9 
  • The Daveyton pastor, generally called Prophet Theo Bongani Maseko of the Breath of Christ Ministries, reportedly asked his congregants to drink a vehicle engine cleaning fluid to be saved and healed.
  • In an interview with news reporters last week, Maseko confirmed he had made his congregants drink the chemical in order to “demonstrate the power of God”
“When we pray over anything, its poison dies. So it can’t harm people. Nothing happened, no one has been to hospital,” he said as he further noted that those members who took the vehicle engine cleaning fluid had been “saved, healed and delivered”. He backed up his claims by citing Bible verses.  “Jesus spat on the ground and made mud. He took that mud and smeared it on the eyes of a blind man and, instantly, that blindness was healed. Mark 16 v 17-18 says ‘in My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover’,” he quoted.  
Jesus Took The Scantron
Cheating Principal Who Attributed Kids’ High Test Scores to Prayer Receives Harsh Punishment - http://bit.ly/2j9SWU3 
  • Back in 2014, in Mississippi’s Clarksdale Municipal School District, teachers noticed that their students, whose standardized test scores were through the roof, weren’t performing like superstars in the classroom.
“The irregularities are very clear,” said Oakhurst teacher Alberto Aquino. “I am not saying there is cheating going on (at Heidelberg). I am saying that the scores are not matching up, and every teacher in this school knows it. Every teacher in this district knows it.” 
  • Heidelberg Principal Lowanda Tyler-Jones denies any cheating occurred on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, called the MCT2
  • One former Heidelberg student told The Clarion-Ledger her English teacher, Frances Smith, had read the answers aloud to the class during testing last year.
  • “She would say, ‘C for cat. D for dog. B for ball. A for apple,'” the now sixth-grade Oakhurst student said, describing how Smith provided students the correct multiple-choice response to each question.
  • In December of 2015, that principal, Lowanda Tyler-Jones, was charged in connection with the cheating scandal.
  • [Tyler-Jones] told a state education official that a dramatic increase in test scores was due to prayer.
“She indicated to me during an interview that she anointed the desks, the pencils, the doorways and also the students’ heads with holy water,” said [Drane].  
Breaking My Foot Off In Your AIDs
'Aids-curing' pastor claims he removed woman's 'vaginal warts' with the power of his holy shoe - http://bit.ly/2ja56fJ 
  • Bizarre footage shows Zendile Andries November passing his footwear to a woman in his congregation at Victorious Faith Ministries
  • But this South African pastor stepped things up a notch - by purporting to have cured a woman's 'vaginal warts' with his shoe.
  • Bizarre footage shows Zendile Andries November asking a woman in his congregation about the 'pimples'.
  • The Victorious Faith Ministries pastor - who also claims he can cure Aids with the power of prayer - then removes his shoe and hands to the woman, who places it between her thighs.
  • She then dramatically drops to the floor with the churchman's footwear lodged between her legs.
  • After a visit to the bathroom, another woman announces that her friend's condition has been miraculously cured - to cheers from the congregation at the Bloemfontein church.
"The woman came to me about pimples on her vagina. This made it impossible for her to sleep with her husband.  "Because the problem was on her private part I decided to use the shoe. I believe in miracles and God uses anything to heal."  
He claimed: 
”I also cured a lot of people of HIV/Aids‚ immediately after praying for them I ask them to go to the nearest clinic and test. Most of them come back negative‚ and those that are positive I encourage them to have faith and continue to pray for them.  "I specialize in deliverance for those who are demon possessed‚ spiritual husbands and diseases.”  

This Week’s Stories 

Patreon’s Gross Story
Sorry, this is a rough one. But we found a few laughs… ~ A 
In case it wasn't clear why we need quality, available and open women's health... this happened...  
Fake Abortion Doc Removed young Patients Intestines - http://bit.ly/2ja2sGK 
  • Police have arrested an unlicensed doctor who disappeared after removing a teenager girl’s small intestines during a botched abortion.
  • The unnamed female physician posed as a professional but promised budget procedures which were all carried out in her own home in the city of Shenzhen, in South China’s Guangdong Province.
  • After being given "abortion medication", the physician extracted the patient’s fetus with her forceps, but also accidentally pulled out her small intestines, which were then cut, leaving the woman in serious pain afterward.
  • After the procedure, the woman’s husband took her to the hospital where doctors told her she had had her small intestines removed, and that she would need a transplant.
  • Shenzhen City policeman Huang Jianwei, who helped arrest the suspect this week in Dazhou City, in south-western China’s Sichuan Province, said: "The suspect admitted to us that she had no medical qualifications. She had attended nursing school in the past, but didn’t graduate. All her knowledge was learned at a local clinic near her home.
"During the abortion [last year] in the suspect’s home, the patient was given medication and then the fetus and placenta were removed with a forceps. It is then that we believe her small intestines were also removed."  
Jenn Otter Known Better
Wolf-sized otters made for the cutest nightmares in China several million years ago. 
The otter family has been noted in the fossil record for at least the last 18 millions years, but little is known because the record itself is poor. There have only been a few prehistoric species identified, mainly from small bits of bone that limit the information. 
From Gizmodo: 
“The recent discovery of a complete skull and mandible, along with the partial skeletons of three individuals, is offering an unprecedented glimpse into the evolution of these animals. The remains were discovered by American paleontologists who were working at the Shuitangba Site in northeastern Yunnan Province in southwest China, in what used to be an ancient lakebed.” 
American scientist Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author to the research that describes this new species. 
From phys.org
“The new species, Siamogale melilutra lived 6.24 million years ago in in the Yunnan Province in China. It weighed approximately 110 lbs and was roughly the size of a modern wolf. …What is unique about the new discovery is that researchers recovered a complete cranium, mandible, dentition and various skeletal elements—offering a wealth of insight into the taxonomy, evolutionary history and functional morphology of this new species.” 
Interestingly, the jaws actually show features that are both common in otters AND badgers, which belong to the same family Mustelidae. This new species' name of melilutra, combines the Latin names for badger (meles) and otter (lutra). So did we find a common ancestor? 
 

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Instant Update!
There are now (Thursday, January 26, 2017. 7:00 PM) reports coming in that the bill is dead! This is fantastic news indeed but if you were motivated to write someone because of it don’t worry, there’s plenty to do … read below… 
 
Second Update…
Wyoming is introducing HB244, a super shitty bathroom bill… But that’s the last joke you’ll get on that topic because this is some extra transphobic billshit: Find out how you can help fight this bullshit bill at http://bit.ly/2j9Wwxj 
 
Please write Wyoming’s Reps and Senators and - being super extra nice - tell them how fucked up this is and why it’s a terrible social, economic, and bigoted lump of frog turds! 
 
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You may have heard about a bill introduced in the Wyoming Legislature, HB 135. They’re calling it the Government Nondiscrimination Act, and they’re saying that it’s about protecting the free exercise of religion. Even George Takei is talking about us here in the Equality State! 
Make no mistake; I unequivocally support the First Amendment and the free exercise of religion. But that’s not what HB 135 is really about. The only thing it protects is the right to discriminate against GLBTQ people. This bill MUST be stopped. It would allow any individual, business, group/organization, or government entity to turn me away. Or my husband. Or our daughter. It would allow a doctor or a teacher to refuse us service, just because I don’t comply with THEIR religious beliefs.
 
It would have allowed the county clerks to deny us a marriage license, just like in Kentucky. It would have allowed the University to deny me insurance for my husband and daughter. It would have allowed the judge to refuse to hear our adoption petition. And HB 135 explicitly says there would be nothing we could do about it. That government officials don’t have to do their jobs if someone disagrees with their religion. That DMV clerks and public defenders can put their personal beliefs before the law.
 
I cannot underscore the many ways in which this will hurt me and my family. It will put my daughter, Nessa, at risk because her dads will not have the same legal rights as everyone else. In a very real and instantaneous manner, it would put every single GLBTQ person in Wyoming at risk for losing their jobs and housing, and make it legal to deny access to every service available. Food stamps, WIC, and Medicaid too.
 
But it also sets an incredibly dangerous precedent. Allowing businesses to decide what kinds of people they can discriminate against is a slippery slope we don’t want to go down. Who will be next? Will it become okay to refuse to serve people of color or people of a different faith? Our founding documents state that the government shall establish no religion, but HB 135 would do just that. If this is really about protecting the free exercise of religion, why does it focus on a single belief of SOME religions? Religious freedom is firmly enshrined in our existing laws, and that’s not going away anytime soon. If someone tries to take it away, I will be there fighting that discriminatory legislation too. So why is HB 135 needed now?
 
So what can you do? Wyoming residents need to speak up and get involved. Use your voice! Contact your state legislators; tell them that you’re opposed, and why. People don’t call their elected officials as often as you think, so each call represents dozens or even hundreds of voters. Tell them to vote no! Tell them that discrimination is simply bad for business. Tell them that North Carolina already did this, and they’ve lost over $600,000 in revenue because people recognized it as discrimination. Tourism is one of our primary industries in Wyoming, and we shouldn’t risk lost revenue at a time when our state budget is already in turmoil. If we want to compete, Wyoming must demonstrate a commitment to creating an open, healthy, and diverse workforce.
 
Tell them that HB 135 takes away local control from cities and counties to govern themselves, as it would invalidate actual non-discrimination ordinances and prevent other cities from enacting them. Tell them that they’re sending a message that their GLBTQ neighbors and constituents are “less than,” and might lead to an increase in the suicide rate. Tell them that it would violate Article I, Section 3 of the Wyoming Constitution, which guarantees “Equal political rights.” Tell them that ignoring marriages recognized by other states would violate the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the 14th Amendment.
 
Please don’t just leave this to GLTBT folks; it’s pretty obvious that our leaders don’t think very highly of us, our rights, or our opinions. Write letters to the editor. If you’re straight and cisgender, your voice can speak even louder than mine, because you don’t have anything to gain or lose. If you can say “this law wouldn’t apply to me, but I still think it’s hateful and wrong,” tell people. Tell your friends and neighbors about HB 135, and encourage them to speak up too. It’s going to take people from both sides of the political aisle, and people of all walks of life to do what’s right. I’ve seen Wyoming Republicans join Democrats to prevent hate-filled, anti-GLBTQ bills in the past, and I know we can do it again now.
 
Talk about your values. If you’re a person of faith and think this is wrong, say so! Tell them everyone deserves to be treated fairly and equally under the laws of our state and in our community. Tell them we don’t turn our backs on family in Wyoming, and that no member of anyone’s family should have to face shame because of who they are or who they love. That our government should be looking out for ALL Wyoming residents, not just people who oppose same-sex marriage. Tell them that allowing GLBTQ people to live and work in Wyoming without fear of discrimination will not change how each religion defines what’s right or wrong. Remind them that opposing HB 135 will not change any religious beliefs or practices.
 
A friend of mine in California asked how they could help from afar. It’s true that calls or letters from outside the state might not mean as much to legislators, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have an impact. Maybe if they heard how HB 135 is being viewed by others around the country, it might serve as a wakeup call. Maybe it will help if they learn how many trips to Yellowstone or Cheyenne Frontier Days might be canceled in response. Do you have friends or relatives here in Wyoming? Tell them to get involved!
 
Also, don’t assume this can’t happen in your state. This is not the first time such a bill has been proposed, and more like it are going to be introduced in other states. It’s just as important for you to reach out to your friends, neighbors, and leaders to prevent it from spreading to your communities. We need to raise awareness. To educate people about the reality of discrimination. To change hearts and minds, in some cases. Your voice has power, and it matters.
 
Share your personal stories; it’s easier to ignore the discriminatory impact on “those people” than on someone you know and care about. Be vocal, but be polite. Name calling and yelling are easy to ignore, but it’s harder to discount calm, rational arguments that are respectful and well-reasoned. It’s important that we model civil dialogue and treat everyone with respect. I refuse to sink to their level, and I hope you will too. At the end of the day, this is about equality and respect. That’s why I hope that you respect me and my family enough to take action. To stand up for me the way I’ve been standing up for others for so many years now. To help ensure I have access to equality, and that my daughter will be protected. Even if we’re not part of “the right church.” It’s only fair… 

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Supermarket Introduces “Relaxed Lane” for Special Needs Customers - http://bit.ly/2j9RnoS 
  • One of the Tesco supermarket branches in Scotland has just launched a “relaxed lane” for vulnerable customers who would prefer to take their time at the till.
  • The store, located in Forres, Moray, hopes that the lane will make grocery shopping easier for guests with dementia, autism, Alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, or just a mother with several kids under her arm.
  • The project, developed with the assistance of Alzheimer Scotland, will hopefully encourage shoppers to comfortably move at their own pace without feeling rushed.