Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 112 - The One Where We Kick 2016 In The Nuts

December 30, 2016
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show

We visit an equal opportunity Texan tele-bortion clinic where Jesus tortures Muslim women for having too many man-babies in 2016!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Tammuz Mesopotamian god of rebirth hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I finally got the limited edition thesaurus from Amazon that I have wanted for months, but when I opened it, it was just filled with blank pages.... I have no words!

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that Carrie Fisher, goddess onscreen and off, was half Jewish but was raised “Protestant Lite”?

Jim's Good Gay News

Kodak has released a new short film called “Understanding.”  It was shot on Kodak film and warmed my rainbowlific heart. Sadly it is HORRIBLE for a podcast, as there are almost no words spoken. -  http://bit.ly/2in6DOl

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

This Week’s Beer

Overcast Espresso Stout | Oakshire Brewing

  • Donated by Mr. Jenn
  • BA Link:  http://bit.ly/2hBujLx
  • BA Rating: 87
  • Style: American Stout
  • ABV: 5.80%
  • Aaron: 10
  • Jenn: 8
  • Jim: 9
  • Shea: 7
  • Steve: 9 

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

Carrie Fisher has passed away following a massive heart attack she suffered on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Fisher was only 60 years old. Fuck you 2016.

No new patrons or iTunes reviews  — let’s start the new year off right with some 5star reviews yo!

Shelly Segal will be at reason con

Happy new year  - here’s to hoping 2017 decides to kill fewer of our dreams...

Headlines

Jesus Believes Torture Works? http://bit.ly/2in2Lg3

  • In mid-December, a 12 yo boy was repeated assaulted by Pastor Dong Wook Kim of Good News Church in Minneapolis
  • Assisted by his son, Joo Seong Kim, they forced the boy into stress positions planking and then beat him when he tired with a 2” thick “stick”
  • they also slammed his head into a door frame, punched him in the head and stomach, and pulled him by the hair.
  • The boy escaped, running through the neighborhood in only shorts and a t-shirt in the sub-zero weather until he happened upon a neighbor who brought him into her house and called the police.
  • Apparently, the boy told the pastor that he wanted to “test god” which enraged the zealot motherfucker
  • The was all done with the boy's father's implicit permission and possibly participation it seems too.

Man Jailed For Equality Campaignhttp://bit.ly/2in66f0

  • An unidentified man was jailed for one year and fined 30 thousand riyals in Saudi Arabia
  • His crime? He was convicted of “inciting to end guardianship of women” in statements he posted on Twitter and in public posters
  • He was arrested while putting up posters in mosques which called for an end to the Saudi system of male control
  • He was also behind an online campaign to end male guardianship
  • Under the guardianship system a male family member, normally the father, husband or brother, must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities.

Christ's love and the spirit of the Christmas shown in a wonderful exchange in Perth, AU. -  http://ind.pn/2imY2eg

  • A few days ago an unidentified man lost his shit when he said “Merry Christmas” to a Muslim woman who responded “Happy Holidays”
  • “He yelled, ‘no merry Christmas http://ind.pn/2in2KZv ’, so I said ‘OK’, then he called me a “fucking Muslim http://ind.pn/2inc3Zl cunt.”
  • He grabbed a beer bottle and hurled it at the woman who turned away as it smashed her shoulder and neck
  • She lost her head scarf in the scuffle, but still decided to follow him while calling the police.
  • She yelled for help to triple-zero their version of 911 as he threw sticks and rocks at her
  • She escaped by running into oncoming traffic as he threatened to punch her in the face.
  • The man, described as mid-twenties and of average height, has not been found

This Week’s Stories

Jenn's Unplanned Parenthood

Texas officially defunds Planned Parenthood - http://n.pr/2in9Ddh - http://bit.ly/2imZ1eH

Tex Gov Greg Abbott promised in 2015 to totally defund and as of Dec. 21st Planned Parenthood has until mid-January to sue to block.  It has taken a year of nothing for this step to be taken.

The blocking is that of Medicaid funding, which for most PP's amounts to over 75% of their funding. The letter this month to PP from Texas Health and Human Services Inspector General Stuart Bowen which announced the defunding also cited the PROVEN FAKE ABORTION VIDEOS that have been debunked for months now.

Additionally, almost no PP's in Texas actually perform abortions. 

From Mic.com http://mic.com/ “The removal of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid threatens to leave thousands of low-income people without access to routine health care checkups, cancer screenings, birth control and various other forms of preventive care. Shortly after the state's initial notice of intent in 2015, a study conducted by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project found at least 100,000 and as many as 240,000 women in Texas had attempted to self-induce abortions. HB2, a 2013 Texas House Bill that gained widespread criticism and was famously filibustered by Wendy Davis has helped dramatically cut the number http://nyti.ms/2imUHvE of abortion clinics in Texas, despite being ruled unconstitutional http://cnn.it/2in0gdS by the Supreme Court earlier this year.

Wendy Davis ✔@wendydavis http://bit.ly/2in3HRI

This is NOT PRO-LIFE! Thousands of low-income women will lose their only access to healthcare. #standwithTXwomen http://bit.ly/2imZNrY http://bit.ly/2imZNZ0https://t.co/0UwAIRVa0q

Wendy Davis is magnificent.

Aaron’s Story

Start the new year off right with boys. So many boys. All the boys!

'Eat mutton': Indian newspaper's 'scientific' tips for conceiving boys -  http://bit.ly/2in5SER

  • Boy-Bearing Tip #1 Limit your procreational activities to Days 1,3,5 and 7 of the week. The “strength” of the male sperm is “scientifically” stronger and pushier on these days. Probably inspired by Kejriwal’s car number plate rule, this tip dictates misogynist movie-watching nights on even days, and bang-bang resulting in boy-bearing on the odd days.
  • Boy-Bearing Tip #2 Never skip breakfast, if you are a woman interested in boy-bearing. Apart from being the most important meal of the day honestly, nobody cares about that when all you are destined to be is a boy-bearer, it will ensure that your uterus would house only baby boys. Must be something in the morning cereal.
  • Boy-Bearing Tip #3 Most importantly, wives of the patriarchal realm desiring boys should eat a lot. Can’t figure out the common sense behind this? Because boys eat a lot, and girls don’t, silly. Stuff yourself with food to the tonsils, and your body will ensure boy-bearing.
  • Boy-Bearing Tip #4 Couples desiring boy-bearing should religiously include mutton, dry grapes, and salty food in their diet. Pity on those vegetarians with high blood pressure.
  • Boy-Bearing Tip #5 This is the toughest one yet. Wannabe boy-bearer women should sleep with their faces turned to the left side, also facing west simultaneously. We recommend carrying a compass to bed to make this easier.
  • Boy-Bearing Tip #6 We shouldn’t leave the men out of these boy-bearing preparations. Mangalam dictates that men should avoid food items including acidity content, as it reduces the power and the brawn of the semen. Stronger sperm means XY-bearing embryos, as the presence of the strength automatically cancels out on the possibility of girl embryos.
  • Ladies Finger, which “recommended” the advice to its readers, “especially if, God forbid, the blood moon sacrifices conducted by your extended family for a male heir haven’t worked out yet”.
  • India’s cultures and tens of thousands of girls are thought to be aborted each year. The result is a heavily distorted gender ratio, with India’s most recent census finding there were 940 girls born each year for every 1,000 boys. The disparity is worst in Haryana, a state in the country’s north, where just 830 girls are born for every 1,000 boys.

Jim

In Memorium. -  http://nydn.us/2in9Htx

Dear 2016, go fuck yourself.

Patreon Story

Tele-prayer, now scientifically proven to be fuck-tarded.

Federal center pays good money for suspect medicine -  http://trib.in/2imZ4qT

  • With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could not.
  • The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine also helped pay scientists to study whether squirting brewed coffee into someone's intestines can help treat pancreatic cancer a $406,000 grant and whether massage makes people with advanced cancer feel better $1.25 million. The coffee enemas did not help. The massage did.
  • Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents don't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound.
  • NCCAM also has invested in studies of various forms of energy healing, including one based on the ideas of a self-described "healer, clairvoyant and medicine woman" who says her children inspired her to learn to read auras. The cost for that was $104,000.
  • A small, little-known branch of the National Institutes of Health, NCCAM was launched a dozen years ago to study alternative treatments used by the public but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Since its birth, the center has spent $1.4 billion, most of it on research.
  • The cancer treatment involving coffee enemas was based on an idea from the early 1900s, and patients who chose to undergo the risky regimen lived an average of just four months.
  • "Some of these treatments were just distinctly made up out of people's imaginations," said Dr. Wallace Sampson, clinical professor emeritus of medicine at Stanford University http://trib.in/2in2VUR . "We don't take public money and invest it in projects that are just made up out of people's imaginations."
  • "Lots of good science and good scientists are going unfunded," said Dr. David Gorski, a breast cancer http://trib.in/2imY1qU researcher at Wayne State University, who has been a vocal critic of NCCAM. "How can we justify wasting money on something like this when there are so many other things that are much more plausible and much more likely to result in real benefit?"
  • DeKosky headed a $36.5 million study, including $25 million from NCCAM, on ginkgo biloba, a popular supplement taken as a defense against dementia http://trib.in/2imUKaO and Alzheimer's disease. DeKosky's study concluded that it did not lower the overall incidence rate of either condition in elderly people who were normal or already had mild cognitive impairment.
  • For example, the center has spent millions of dollars on studies of acupuncture, in which tiny needles are inserted shallowly into the body. NCCAM's website states that the "vital energy" called qi "can be unblocked, according to traditional Chinese medicine, by using acupuncture at certain points on the body."
  • Many studies, including those funded by NCCAM, find that true acupuncture performs no better than when a person is fooled into thinking he is getting acupuncture through the use of placebos like retractable needles or even toothpicks twirled on the skin.
  • Meanwhile, one of the protocol's components — coffee enemas — has been linked to infections and electrolyte imbalances that can be fatal. oh and — is based on an unproven idea from the early 1900s.

So... Marsh, when you’re done shining all over the NHS, could you drop the mic on the NCCAM? 

Next Week's Beer

isn't a beer, it's a cider

Comes from Ashley

Spire Mountain Cider - Fish Brewing Co

  • ABV: 5%
  • Style: Cider... I guess... 
  • BA: N/A

Faith In Humanity Restored

Woman Manages to Forgive Person Who Smashed Her In the Face With a Beer Mug For Speaking Swahili-  http://bit.ly/2imXZPO

Bonus Cat Video

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 111 - The One Where We Get A German To Play Die Hard

December 23, 2016
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show Obama saves we heathens from another war on Christmas after Oklahoma bathroom signs informed kids that murdering goats with donuts doesn’t stop atheists from going to Pornhub.

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Saint Nicholas hasn't struck us down yet, he is loading his coal launcher... 

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that the song “Frosty the Snowman” is about an ice golem who leads kids into oncoming traffic and vows to return after the police's pursuit of him ends in his destruction...

Jenn’s Actual Lesson

Did you know that in A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ? 

T-Boogs Thing

blah blah blah streusel  derp blah  

Mom's Christmas Message

I disapprove of everything that's happening right now. 

And I'm Steve before we get to all that, keep this in mind. If evolution is a theory, then religion in an opinion. 

Now, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer 

Mamba | Gilgamesh Brewing

Recommended by “You Can Call Me Al” and provided by Ashley 

Ratings 

  • Aaron: 9
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 10
  • Steve: 9
  • Molly: 9
  • Taboga: 10 

2nd & 3rd Beer from Taboga

Isar Kindl - Ein Schmankerl 

  • ABV: 5.2% 
  • Aaron- 5
  • Jenn- 7
  • Shea- 10
  • Steve- 7
  • Molly- 2
  • Taboga- 8

Hoada - Yankee & Kraut 

  • ABV 6.6%
  • Spezialbeir
  • Aaron- 2
  • Jenn- 2
  • Shea- 1
  • Steve- 5
  • Molly- 0
  • Taboga- 5

This Week’s Show 

Round Table Discussion

Voicemails! 

  • Steve from Wisconsin is a badass
  • And some drunks we know...

We have our first show Christmas present and card! Sherri was kind enough to send us a lovely item to be displayed in our studio. THANK YOU! And we look forward to seeing and thanking you in person at ReasonCon!

Voting for Jenn or Shea? - Jenn! By like a gabillion percent. 

Thanks, We have the amazing T-boogs in the studio, say hi!

We also have my mom in the studio, say hi mom!

No new patreons or reviews. Which kind of sucks, so you know, go sign up at http://patreon.com/w4w 

We lost Carl Sagan 20 years ago today, and his writing is as prescient as ever

Headlines

Oklahoma passes new, well-considered law, recommending new restroom signage -  http://bit.ly/2i7Yvyb

  • The bill called, “Humanity of the Unborn Child Act” originally appeared to require businesses to post a sign in their restrooms saying
  • There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.
  • It's now been clarified by the bill's sponsor, A.J. Griffin, that the signs are voluntary, not mandatory as many originally had thought. that makes it A-Okay, doesn't it?
  • Businesses were up in arms that the unfunded requirement would end up costing state businesses up to $2.3 million to implement
  • Now it seems that the state will only “make the signs available”, but it's still unknown if that will be printed or electronic
  • Other provisions in the law include development of educational materials for schools “to teach the humanity of the unborn child.” Such instruction would be at the schools’ discretion, but the law says that they are not to include any sex education “other than those included in science education standards.”

South Carolina, not to be outdone my Oklahoma, is attempting to grab the “stupidest state” prize -  http://bit.ly/2i80cLQ

  • Showing an amazing ignorance of how things work, State Representative Bill Chumley yep, his name is Chumley, has pre-filed a bill to block computers from accessing obscene content
  • Sellers would be required to install digital blocking capabilities on hardware
  • It would also prohibit access to online hubs that facilitate prostitution or websites that facilitate trafficking
  • But, there is a silver lining for the state coffers, in that manufacturers could opt out for $20/unit
  • Buyers too could verify age and pay $20 to remove the filter
  • Money collected to go to the state attorney general

A bit of good news to go with the typical news of the stupid. Obama signs Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. -  http://bit.ly/2i7YhqE

  • The new law protects atheists, humanists, and other freethinkers around the world from religious persecution.
  • Law passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support with Obama's signature on Dec. 16
  • In part, the law states, “The freedom of thought, conscience, and religion is understood to protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion.”
  • It also condemns “specific targeting of non-theists, humanists, and atheists because of their beliefs,” and enables the State Department to target “non-state actors” against religious freedom, like the Islamic State group, Boko Haram and other extra-government groups.
  • Caroline Mala Corbin http://bit.ly/2i7Zn5C, professor of law at the University of Miami said, “the new language in the IRFA could influence how U.S. courts regard atheists at home. All Americans are protected by the First Amendment, she said, but “there has always been controversy about the degree to which they atheists should be protected. This law makes clear they are to be protected to the same extent” as religious believers.
  • Crazy law get's high marks from both the religious and non-religious: Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, called the legislation “a vital step toward protecting conscience freedom for millions of the world’s most vulnerable, most oppressed people http://bit.ly/2i81Kpc,” while Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, called it “a significant step toward full acceptance and inclusion for non-religious individuals http://bit.ly/2i7X4Qb.”

This Week’s Stories

Shea's Christmas gift to our listeners...

Jingle Hard

to the tune of Jingle Bells 

Climbing through the vents, 

No shoes are on his feet, 

John McClain is here for them,

There's Germans here to beat.  

 

Chorus

 

Oh, bullets fly, bad guys die, SWAT is on it's way 

John McClain is here for pain and Gruber he will slay! 

Hans is at the vault, 

But John now has a gun, 

the terrorists try and keep their cool 

but get gunned down one by one. 

 

Chorus

 

Oh, bullets fly, bad guys die, SWAT is on it's way 

John McClain is here for pain and Gruber he will slay! 

Now were on the roof, 

Nakatomi is quite tall, 

John shoots Hans right in the chest  

and then he watched him fall.

 

Chorus

 

Oh, bullets fly, bad guys die, SWAT is on it's way, 

Hans Gruber is a pancake now and John says Yipee-Ki-Yay!

 

Jenn's Story

Outlawed Hindu tradition for menstruating women and girls still practiced, kills 14-year-old girl this month.  http://bit.ly/2i7YxpN - http://bit.ly/2i7UNod

Chhaupadi – banishment to a cattle shed or makeshift hut – because of so-called “impurity” during menstruation or just after childbirth for a 10-11 day confinement WITH THE NEWBORN INFANT. Chhaupadi dictates what a woman can eat, where she can sleep, with whom she can interact, where she can go, and whom she can touch while she is menstruating. This lasts between ten and eleven days when an adolescent girl has her first period; thereafter, the duration is between four and seven days each month.

The beliefs behind Chhaupadi – which are linked to Hindu religion – decree that a woman who disobeys these diktats can bring destruction and death to her family. If she touches a crop, it wilts; if she fetches water, the well dries up; if she picks fruit, it doesn’t ripent 

“If we stay in the house instead of the shed, we get ill because our deities don’t approve of it,” explains Gita Rokaya,a woman from the mountainous village of Sanigaun, in the western district of Jumla. 

“We don’t want to live like this but our gods won’t tolerate it any other way.”

Chhaupadi – which translates to “untouchable being” – has been practiced for centuries in Nepal, as well as in parts of India and Bangladesh, where a yearly festival in August, Rishi Panchami http://bit.ly/2i7U0DH, involves women purifying themselves with water and prayer for the “sins” they commit while menstruating.

A 14-year-old named Roshani Tiruwa died sometimes on during the night of Dec. 16th.  Aljazeera reports that Tiruwa’s body was found late the next day after she hadn’t been seen all morning. Her father called to her from outside the hut to no avail. Then, he told the Nepalese newspaper, My Republica, “We saw her dead body.”

Although Chhaupadi was outlawed by Nepal’s supreme court in 2005, the practice is still widely observed in the western parts of the country, where low development rates, gender inequality, community tradition and high illiteracy all contribute to its continuation, say activists. A 2011 report from the UN estimates that 95% of women and girls in these regions are forced to observe this practice.

Aaron’s Story

Merry Christmas. Unless you’re a goat — then, fuck you right in the goat face -  http://n.pr/2i7Y4nc  -  http://bit.ly/2i7VPAE

  • Black Goat Is Sacrificed On Tarmac Of Pakistani Airport
  • Employees of Pakistan's national airline took a black goat to the tarmac, near an ATR-42 aircraft that was ready to depart on a domestic flight from the Islamabad airport, and sacrificed the animal.
  • In defense of the sacrifice, a Twitter user who goes by MisBis wrote: "There's nothing wrong in giving Sadqua a charitable offering ... Sadqa bari balao se bachata hai it hedges against many troubles ... stop making it a joke."
  • Another journalist, Fasi Zaka, tweeted: "PIA sacrifices a black goat before resuming ATR services, they take their historical nickname 'Please Inform Allah' PIA very seriously."
  • Television anchor Ejaz Haider tweeted: "When Charles Perrow was working on his theory of normal accidents, he totally missed out on 'kala bakra' black goat as a hedge against accidents." 

Doughnut Story

What would you do for a doughnut hole...ing...? -  http://bit.ly/2i7Zq1i

  • You might remember North Middle School in Joplin, Missouri as the place where hard-working eighth graders are rewarded for their work with a trip to a local sports complex… where the Christian staffers can minister to them http://bit.ly/2i7Yz0T. A lawsuit filed against the District last year is still pending.
  • A faculty member at that same school, we’re now learning, is bribing students with doughnuts to attend a Bible study. Clergy members are also brought in for the weekly events.
  • The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center revealed all the details http://bit.ly/2i7Z2jB, given to them by a parent, in a letter http://bit.ly/2i7YkCQ sent to the District earlier today.
  • Last year, the parent’s daughter asked her if she could have donuts that the school offered for breakfast. The parent told her daughter that she could do so, having no idea that the donuts were part of a Bible study activity led by faculty. The parent later learned that the donuts were a lure to get students to attend the Bible study, which takes place immediately before classes start in the morning.
  • The sessions are held in the auditorium. An NMS teacher, Mrs. Olsen, along with two to five people from a church, lead the meetings. Mrs. Olsen and/or the church staff stand at the auditorium doors to invite students in under the guise of “free donuts.” Students cannot get the donuts until service is over. …
  • … . Adults either Mrs. Olsen or church staff read scripture to the students; this is called a “lesson”… Mrs. Olsen then asked someone to lead the prayers and “talk to Jesus for us” and “pray for us.” She then continued to talk about Advent candles from the previous week, and she also read scripture. One of the men from the church took over for more preaching. A child then closed the session with a prayer. 

Holiday Second Half Discussion

We have a chat about our holiday traditions, booze and give you a few recipients! 

The discussion is available on patreon for a buck but the recipes are below for all!  

Big Gay Grulvine

  • Big jug o red wine
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar or to taste
  • 5 or 6 large cinnamon sticks
  • 2 large oranges sliced and tossed in peel and all.

Spice packet 

  • About 60 whole cloves
  • Ginger

Put in mini-crock, soup pot, whatev's.  

Heat.  

Drink.  

Rate us on iTunes.

Beef Wellington -ish

Beef 

  • Marinated in lightly salted stock or broth, bit of wine, and peppers and garlic. Just go with your gut.
  • Poke holes and stuff with garlic. 
  • Go drink a beer or six. 
  • Remove and pat dry. 
  • Salt, pepper and dress to taste.
  • Sear like it slept with your wife.
  • Remove when browned and immediately rub with a great mustard. I like a stone ground honey mustard.
  • Chill to firm. 

Wrapping 

  • Pulse in a food processor or super finely chop about a pound of mushrooms. 
  • Move to frying pan. 
  • Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil, and a dollop of butter.
  • Begin to sautée, once hot add a sprig or two of thyme.
  • Season the mushroom mixture
  • Add a couple shots of dry white wine and cook for about 10 mins until all the wine has been absorbed.
  • The mixture should hold its shape when stirred - this is called mushroom duxelles. Remove the duxelles from the pan to cool.

Now, there's a quick fancy way and a bacon way. I'm going bacon. Deal with it. 

  • Slowly render bacon on a very low heat. This is a process but it will make really soft bacon, which is the goal.
  • Pour off grease if there's enough in the pan to cover the bacon. 
  • Make an effort to keep the strips flat and straight - a bacon press is suggested but a heavy pan set on the bacon in the frying pan will do.
  • Once the bacon is cooked but still very flexible and still solid strips. If you cook your bacon to a point where it's not suitable to make a wrap, eat that bacon and start over.
  • Let cool.

Breading 

  • Get a roll of biscuit dough at the store. I like to make my own but what you're going for here is the super buttery, fluffy kind. If making, I like to add gluten to make it extra malleable. 
  • Plastic wrap a cutting board.
  • Roll out dough as thinly as possible, you'll need enough to wrap your beef.
  • Spread the bacon over the dough to form a moisture barrier.
  • Spread the mushroom biz all over that. 
  • Put beef in the middle.
  • This part gets messy, just... give it a go. 
  • Roll the entire thing up.

I like to use the plastic wrap to keep it all together while I'm doing it sushi mat style. 

Close up the dough and trim any excess. Tightly roll the plastic wrap to make the entire thing as round and tight as possible. Like full log mode. 

Chill to firm up.

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Brush the Wellington with a little more egg yolk and cook until golden and crisp. 

I can not stress the need for a meat thermometer enough. Once the bread puffs up there's no fucking way to tell when you're at. Get a thermometer. 

Next Week's Beer

Overcast Espresso Stout | Oakshire Brewing 

Faith In Humanity Restored 

From awesome listener Craig, Ill girls wish fulfilled by caring community 

  • Belmont - a girl in the final stages of terminal cancer wanted to have Christmas carolers come to her room. The Winnisquam community showed up in a big way.
  • Lillyanna Marie Flynn, 12,  wanted to hear Christmas carols before she died Dec 8th.
  • Residents were happy to help, so was the fire department, police, and members of neighboring Tilton, Northfields, and those towns law and fire departments.
  • In total, over 100 people showed up to sing to Lillyanna
  • Belmont Fire even put in an “emergency request” for Santa to visit, who did, singing from atop the fire truck's extended ladder. 

Bonus Happy Patron Story

Let's watch! 

Secret deodorantʼs amazing new trans-themed ad: ‘No wrong way to be a womanʼ - http://bit.ly/2i81LJM

So this popped up in a few places this week with people outraged as you might imagine, 

  • In the ad, the ever-lovely Karis Wilde - check out her Instagram -  http://bit.ly/2i7VI7R
  • She plays Dana, a trans or genderqueer person debating her exit from a busy bathroom.
  • Though she says nothing, we know exactly whatʼs going through her head — anxiety, some fear, perhaps shame.
  • Finally, she takes a deep breath and with head held high, braves the world that is all too often cruel and calloused.
  • The text is superimposed that reads: “Stress test 8260 — Dana finds the courage to show thereʼs no wrong way to be a woman.” 

Bonus Cat Video 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 110 - The One Where Plague Claims Jenn

December 16, 2016
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, we do all the things I forgot to write down!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Adad, the Assyrian storm god,  hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that you can't judge a book by its cover but you can certainly judge a porn by its thumbnail... 

Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know the Amish have virtually the same religious beliefs as most Protestant groups? They just take the separation from the world part MUCH more seriously.

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

This Week’s Beer

Winter Solstice Season Ale -  http://bit.ly/2fj1IZU

  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company
  • BA: 87
  • ABV: 6.9%
  • Aaron: 4
  • Shea: 3
  • Steve: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion

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Headlines

Is your penis not adequate to your needs? This man has a solution. -  http://bit.ly/2hzlDIc

  • Ghanaian Bishop Daniel Obinim has the power to make you bigger.
  • Guess how I dare you?
  • He only needs to touch it gee, that's what I do too
  • The founder of the International God's Way Church, he offers to assist with those who says, “‘If you do not like the looks of any part of your body, come to me.”
  • “What do you want that I can’t offer? If you want big buttocks I can do it for you. If you want big breasts, I can help. If you have a small manhood, I can change them all when I come to the spiritual realm.”
  • This is just the latest in a long string of stupid claims and outrageous behavior from this blowhard. -  http://bit.ly/2hzxJBj

Asshole yells at children in mall in irony-filled diatribehttp://bit.ly/2hzwcuV

  • Submitted to us by Old God, patron and all around badass CthulhuTheOctopusGod
  • David Grisham, Jr., a small-minded asshole, cunt, and member of Last Frontier Evangelism
  • Went to an Amarillo Texas mall and up to a line of children and parents waiting to see Santa
  • Started yelling, “There is no such thing as Santa Claus. Santa does not exist. The Christmas season is about Jesus”
  • He was confronted by a couple of parents who told him to go away and shut up.
  • Then this moron posted on his facebook page that he was assaulted in the mall. He's a little cunt who deserved to be assaulted but wasn't.

Don't fuck with the weather channelhttp://bit.ly/2hzq7ig

  • Kait Parker, weather channel meteorologist, and scientist was used in a Breitbart article downplaying climate change
  • Typical ignorant bullshit equating weather with climate, saying that the temp is down because of El Nino.
  • Breitbart included a weather channel video, which incensed Ms. Parker since she didn't want to be associated with bullshit
  • Ms. Parker then aired a segment where she explained the actual truth and everything the Breitbart article got wrong
  • The Youtube description is awesome, “Note to Breitbart: Earth is not cooling, climate change Is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans.
  • Let's allow her to wrap up the story herself.

This Week’s Stories

Double the Trouble...

Parents marry their three-year-old twins to each other after fearing one of them would die -  http://bit.ly/2hzDIG3

  • Parents believe the smiling toddlers were lovers in a previous life but were separated by a terrible tragedy.
  • They were reincarnated together as twins and have to get married to show ”angels” that they are in love and be together forever, according to mother-of-the-bride and groom Sasi Hiranmekawanit.
  • Brother and sister Teekatat and Tawisa Hiranmekawanit tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in Ang Thong province, central Thailand.
  • A pair of three-year-old twins who were ”soulmates in a past life” have married – to ward off bad luck.
  • ”They must get married otherwise one of them will die,” she said.
  • ”We provided the wedding ceremony according to our belief that in the olden days the boy and girl twins were soulmates but couldn’t stay together.
  • ”They were reborn again in this life, they were reborn as boy and girl twins
  • The boy even gave a sinsod – payments made by men to the families of the bride – of 22,000 THB £450 and 30.5g of 23 karat gold.
  • ”As parents, we must provide the wedding to let the angels know that the twins are happily in love and will be together forever.
  • ”It is an ancient belief to show the angels they are in love and will never stay apart.”
  • Despite the formal ceremony, the children won’t be married in law.

Don't Take Advice from Witches... even if they are doctors

Naked woman held captive for months in PIT after witch doctor told boyfriend to bury her to get rich -  http://bit.ly/2hzzDBM

  • The woman, who has not been named, was rescued by police in Tanzania following a tip-off from concerned neighbors.
  • Woman in 20s found curled up floor and shackled to wall of makeshift tomb
  • She was horrendously emaciated and her back muscles had fused together
  • Victim is expected to need months of rehab to help her walk properly again
  • Witch doctor told boyfriend he had to bury person he loved most to get rich

Quiz Time

Patron Content http://bit.ly/2hzkGQq

How'd they do it!? A homophobic quiz with all teh gayz

  • George Rekers

Baptist minister George Rekers founded the Family Research Council, the vehemently anti-LGBT and very powerful lobbying group in the US. He really didn’t want gays to get rights, and was considered one of America’s biggest homophobes.

  • Steve Wiles

The GOP’s own Steve Wiles campaigned on his strong support for North Carolina’s anti-same sex marriage law when that was still a thing. He made no secret of having anti-LGBT views.

  • Ted Haggard

Pastor Ted Haggard of the New Life Church backed a ban on same-sex marriage in Colorado. He was once one of America’s most charismatic and powerful evangelical leaders, with an audience of more than 30 million people. He even began counseling foreign dignitaries and consulting on a weekly basis with President George W. Bush.

  • Glenn Murphy Junior

Mr. Murphy had got far, fast, becoming national chair of the Young Republicans. He regularly spoke out about why he supported traditional family units and was good about the whole gay thing.

  • Eddie Long

Pastor Long was forever on TV waxing lyrical about how wrong homosexuality is. He was a big fan of so-called “homosexual cure” program and often promoted them on his TV shows.

  • Philip Hinkle

This Indiana State Representative disliked gay rights so much that he backed a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman in a bid to block same-sex marriage ever happening.

  • Bob Allen

As a member of the Florida House of Representatives, he had a voting record that sided with the Christian Coalition – an anti-gay group that promotes discrimination against LGBT people.

  • Larry Craig

The former Republican Senator served in the US Senate for 18 years and was in favor or the Federal Marriage Amendment, as well as opposing gay rights more generally. He went out of his way to be against gay rights.

  • Edward Shrock

The former Republican Senator served in the US Senate for 18 years and was in favor or the Federal Marriage Amendment, as well as opposing gay rights more generally.

Next Week's Beer

Mamba | Gilgamesh Brewing

Faith In Humanity Restored

Santa makes an early appearance to bring Christmas to a little boy -  http://on9news.tv/2hzvuxS

This one is a huge faith in humanity that will make you cry... 

 

Bonus Cat Video

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W4W - Episode 109 Fixed - The One Where We Pull Up Our Big Boy Loin-Kippahs

December 9, 2016
00:0000:00

In this week’s show, we help some Orthodox Jews shoot the dicks off some dumb Millennials!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the democracy hypothesis — because, while kakistocracy, govt. by the worst persons, hasn’t enslaved us yet, we are trying Drumph's patience!

Sorry about that all, this should be the correct file - A

Shea’s Life Lesson

This week I learned that blood is thicker than water, but maple syrup is thicker than blood... Therefore pancakes are stronger than family. 

Jim's Good Gay News For The Week

The American Family Association is being investigated by the State of Connecticut, where they are listed as a charitable organization for the state's employee donation program.  There are questions about whether they comply with the non-discrimination requirements and if they actually do anything charitable. Turns out, hating the gays might not count. 

Hate group is upset it may get thrown off Connecticut’s employee donation plan - LGBTQ Nation -  http://bit.ly/2gqqmLa

I'm Steve, but before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Hiatus | Renegade Brewing Company  Cold Coffee-infused Oatmeal Ale

  • BA Link:  http://bit.ly/2fyIpzO
  • BA Rating: 84 
  • Style: American Brown Ale 
  • ABV: 6.5% 
  • Aaron: 7 
  • Jenn: N/A 
  • Jim: 8 
  • Shea: 5 
  • Steve: 7 

This Week’s Show

Roundtable Discussion

Patreon!

We have an awesome new Patron, Donavan! Who, I understand, is not a van named Don.

A couple of Stitcher reviews...sorry for the delay but we did warn you!

★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. 

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ALL SORTS OF AWESOME!

Just the right amount of politics, trivia, humor, and laughs. And beer. Sadly I can't join you in most of your beer reviews since I'm in Norway, but I love listening to you get increasingly drunk during the show! And I put the Ø in my nickname just to hear you pronounce it ;- Cheers to you all, and stay sparkly!

★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. 

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WYOMING'S COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

Good stuff no profanity allowed in reviews i guess, highly recommended if you like other podcasts like cognitive dissonance, no religion required, dogma debate etc.

Follow Up

HEADLINES

Cum Rags for Congress': Satanists Protest Texas Abortion Law with Semen Socks | Broadly -  http://bit.ly/2goJiKe

  • Satanic Temple spokesperson, Jex Blackmore, is publicly encouraging people to mail cum-covered socks or whatever to Texas Governer Greg Abbott 
  • This is in response to an amazingly stupid new Texas law requiring funeral services for fetuses 
  • The campaign, titled "Cumrags for Congress," is meant to expose the absurdity of forcing people to treat fetal tissue as human remains. 
  • "The concept of the state mandating a non-medical ritual as part of the abortion procedure is offensive and crude, essentially demanding that all citizens adopt the moral, philosophical opinion that fetal tissue is comparable to a living human," 
  • When asked to elaborate on the symbolic significance of the action, Blackmore responds, "It's crass, humiliating, disgusting, a waste of resources, and absurd, just like this regulation." 

Man over reacts... oh god does he over-reacts... -  http://dailym.ai/2goCQ5Z

  • Ghasi Ram, 37, from Northern India, cut off his own penis after losing his cool 
  • Arriving home drunk, he wanted sex from his wife who turned him down 
  • Grabbed a knife and chopped off his own dick 
  • His wife called for help. 
  • Wife, Manjhri, said he was a habitual drunk and she was angry with him 
  • He says it's been 10-12 years since they've had sex 

Religion really is the opiate of the masses or mormons -  http://bit.ly/2goVJFF

  • MRI scans performed by Univ. of Utah scientists monitored the brain activity of 19 devout Mormons 
  • During a variety of tasks including relaxing, praying, reading quotes from religious leaders, reading the bible, etc 
  • All subjects 7W-12M had been missionaries 
  • told to press a button when they “felt the spirit” 
  • “Their brains were being scanned the whole time, and the results showed an interesting pattern. The regions that lit up were part of the reward circuit of the brain, which researchers also know is stimulated by things like drugs, junk food, and sex.” 

THIS WEEK’S STORIES

Tossing Shea'd At Millennials

Millennials are the real reason to be terrified of the future! -  http://bzfd.it/2goQUfJ

Lately, we have all been blaming things on Obama, Trumpf and Hillary, but I feel like we have exhausted many if the jokes and we have grown weary of politics. So this week I decided to delve into the terrible scary world of Millennials! Now you may have missed the scary headlines or glazed over the news reports but today I have dug up everything wrong with my generation!

I Want A Do-Over Wife!

Pakistani Man Murders Wife In “Honor Killing” . . . 15 Years After Killing His First Wife For The Same Reason | JONATHAN TURLEY - http://bit.ly/2goJMQg

  • The man in his 50s has been charged with slitting his wife's throat in Pakistan during an argument and been arrested by police. 
  • "My wife had relations with another man. I am not ashamed what I have done,” 
  • while reportedly confessing to the murder. A mob who heard his wife's screams reportedly beat him when they discovered his actions. 
  • “I warned her many times but she did not understand. I even tried to convince her the night before I killed her." 
  • Taj Muhammad Wasan, a police inspector in the area, said the accused had already murdered his first wife, and mother of his three children, 15 years earlier on the same "grounds". 
  • "He had been imprisoned for killing his first wife who was his maternal uncle's daughter with whom he also had three children," said Mr. Wasan.   

A Spotting Story...

  • A Former Orthodox Jewish Woman Explains How She Had to Take Her Panties to a Rabbi for Inspection -  http://bit.ly/2goVLxh
  • Katia Aryeh, a former Orthodox Jew, writes in an article for Richard Dawkins‘ website about how, in addition to honoring the Sabbath and eating kosher, there was another less-discussed aspect of the faith that was truly disturbing: Niddah http://bit.ly/2goNiul
  • It’s a practice that says women have to be “clean” following their periods before they can have sex with their husbands again. 
  • Tradition says seven days after menstruation should be enough, but if there’s any ambiguity about it, don’t worry: Rabbis will check your panties http://bit.ly/2goLO30
    before giving you the green light. 
  • If during the seven days after menstruation any of the examination cloths inserted into the vagina contain even a tiny spot darker than tan, or a spot on her underwear bigger than a penny and darker than tan, she must take the underwear or cloth to a special rabbi for further evaluation. This Rabbi will then examine the color to determine if it is light enough for her to keep counting, or if it’s too dark or too red tinted such that she must begin counting the seven clean days over, even if it is day 7. Seeing a spot obviously induces massive anxiety for housewives longing for any affection from their husbands, many of whom also worry that their deprived husbands will start looking elsewhere. 

A tale as old as time...

Judge to Divorced Jewish Dad: You Were Wrong to Go to a Museum and Expose Your Child to Evolution - Friendly Atheist - http://bit.ly/2goNUA7

  • According to a judgment http://bit.ly/2goIiFS
    handed down last year, but made public only now, the couple had been members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Satmar sect, a group that shuns all aspects of modern life... “Jew-mishes”? But how quickly can they build a kosher barn? 
  • The mother wanted the father who is still an observant Jew but not quite that extreme anymore to give her kids the “full Satmar experience” when they were with him. She argued that he was violating that agreement by, among other things, taking them to a museum where they might learn about evolution. 
  • … given the Satmar approach to that theory of evolution, it seems to me to have been unwise of the father to take the children to a Museum which exhibits pictures which appear — or may be taken — to depict extracts from that very theory. In his closing submissions, the father says “I do not accept that showing them children’s story books or pictures on the wall, with pictures of monkeys with human faces or standing upright is teaching evolution”. That is a naïve statement: such pictures are likely to represent the evolution theory and they are likely to prompt these bright young children to ask questions which, if answered honestly, would involve some explanation of that theory. This assertion of the father does not demonstrate his full acceptance of the principle that these children should only be exposed to experiences in his world at a slow and sensitive pace. 
  • The judge also chastised the father for telling his five-year-old son that “babies grow in the mother’s tummy” and “mothers and fathers go to bed together.” Because that’s practically teaching the child about sex, 
  • Commenting on the judgment, BHA Campaigns Manager Richy Thompson said, ‘That a judge could criticise a father for seeking to educate his children in line with the established scientific consensus, information they would have received had they attended any state school in the country, and then defend the attempts of their mother and their school to withhold such information from them, is appalling. 
  • ‘Whilst on the face of it this seems to be an issue between mother and father, it speaks to a far wider problem. It remains the case that incidents like this simply wouldn’t arise if private schools were held to the same standards as state-funded schools, obliged to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares children for life in the modern world and barred from promoting pseudoscience and creationism. This father and his children were failed by the education system and now they’ve been failed by the legal system, and we will be working to ensure that reforms are introduced to ensure these kinds of situations are to be avoided in the future.’ 

Patreon Story With Jenn!

Jenn hasn't been on in a while and might not be for a few weeks. Which is sad. Fortunately, we pre-recorded a bunch of stuff! If you're missing your Jenn — and let's face it, we all are — you'll find her story this week at http://patreon.com/w4w

Naked Lizard Proves Hair Scales And Feathers Descend From Single Reptilian Ancestor Study Says - http://to.pbs.org/29ukdef

  • A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a naked lizard. 
  • Scientists have uncovered the link between the hair of mammals, the feathers of birds and the scales of reptiles. And the discovery, published today in the journal Science Advances, suggests all of these animals, including humans, descended from a single reptilian ancestor approximately 320 million years ago. 
  • Before this study, the scientific community was divided over how hair, feathers, and scales evolved. Developmentally speaking, these different “skin appendages” start almost identically, but then appeared to hit a crossroad. While birds and mammals from places — thickened bits in the skin that blossom feathers or hairs — reptiles showed no signs of the feature. 
  • Michel Milinkovitch of the University of Geneva stumbled upon a naked lizard: a mutant form of the scaleless Australian bearded dragon. He discovered they did not express ectodysplasin-A EDA—a gene responsible for forming skin appendages, specifically places. 
  • As the team studied the EDA gene, they discovered the solution to the evolutionary debate: Contrary to previous findings, reptiles do have physical places. 
  • “They were always there,” Milinkovitch said. “We were just looking in the right place at the right time.” 
  • With this discovery, the evolutionary kink disappears. All amniotes — creatures that have an extra membrane or barrier around their eggs, including most mammals, birds, and reptiles — can trace their lineage back to a common reptilian ancestor. This includes bearded dragons, chickens, mice, and humans, just to name a few. 

Next Week's Beer

Winter Solstice Season Ale -  http://bit.ly/2fj1IZU

  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company 
  • BA: 87 
  • ABV: 6.9% 

Faith In Humanity Restored

This Muslim restaurant will feed the homeless and elderly for free on Christmas Day -  http://cnn.it/2goKCN9

"No one eats alone on a Christmas Day! We are here to sit with you," said the restaurant.

Bonus Cat Video

Actual Cat Videos

Socials & Info

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 108 - The One Where We Do It Like The Discovery Channel

December 2, 2016
00:0000:00
In this weeks show god swipes left on 6 kids lives because his lawyer advised him to stay out of the Spotlight after that messy Malawi sex-buse case.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Kukulcan (the Mayan supreme god of creation) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that there is an age a woman hits when calling her a “big girl” goes from being a compliment to being an insult...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know the word _Islam_ means “submission,” derived from the Arabic word for peace, salaam?
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Kiwanda - http://bit.ly/2fiXMIv
Pelican Brewing (pre-prohibition Cream ale)
  • BA: 84
  • ABV: 5.4%
  • Aaron: 10
  • Jenn: 6
  • Shea: 10
  • Steve: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
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rag-tag band of friends you want to drink with after work and lifeby: Mrs.Yeti (United States)Took me long enough to do this! Listening to the post-election episode further cemented in my mind that this is a necessary and helpful show, especially in Wyoming and like places, to remind people they're not alone, inferior or wrong. Listening helped me get through the last couple weeks. Jim's personal portion took my breath away and punched me in the gut. I've listened since almost day 1 and love laughing along with you guys at times and rolling my eyes, presumably along with Jenn. I'm Christian, I hate hypocrisy, and I love the show. You guys are the best and I hope to have you all in my garage for many years to come.
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Best podcast in the world. Did I mention that I love beer and I think religion is a bunch of nonsense? Well let me finish my beer, yum, "religion is a bunch of nonsense." Keep up the great work, see y'all at reason con.

Headlines

Brain Dead Child Molester Apparently has a Lawyer - http://bit.ly/2fyIEuH
  • Convicted child molester, David Alan Lessor, in court for a sentencing hearing, said he'd fired his third lawyer but didn't need a new one
  • The judge, Miriam Gropper, advised him that he needs a lawyer for this serious matter, but ... well let's let him speak for himself:
  • Lessor said: “I have a lawyer. His name is Jesus Christ and he’s representing me in this courtroom today. And he’s going to speak truly today and going to address this court today providing you give me that opportunity.”
  • After complaining about getting an unfair trial, the judge told him the conviction stands, where Lessor said, “But my Jesus Christ, my Lord and my saviour, has forgiven me and pardoned me and found me not guilty.”
  • Lessor warned the judge that what she said and what Crown counsel Kristin Bryson said was “being heard by all of heaven. I’m going to strongly advise you that my God will send his angels to deliver me from your hands. So let’s proceed.”
  • The judge said she would proceed and asked Bryson to begin giving her submissions on sentencing, but Lessor again objected. “I think we should stand down,” he said. “This isn’t right. I need to talk to a lawyer about an appeal.”
 
Horrible Cunt blames “God's Will” for her reckless son killing 6 children
  • http://bit.ly/2fyIqDS
  • http://bit.ly/2fyJrMe
  • School bus driver, Johnthony Walker (let's take a minute here to make fun of that stupid-ass name), recklessly killed 6 and hospitalized 12, of the 37 grade-school aged students on his bus last week.
  • According to officials, he was driving well above the 30 MPH posted speed and swerved off the road, right, then left striking a driveway, mailbox, telephone pole and tree
  • Elementary School Principal Brenda Adamson-Cothran said via email that on Nov. 16, five days before the crash, “Six students reported that the bus driver of the red bus (366) was swerving and purposely trying to cause them to fall today.”
  • Walker, 24, now faces five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
  • Walker's mother has this to say, “My heart of love is going out for all that was in harm’s way of God’s will,” she said. “Sending out mine and our condolences to every family that God touched yesterday in this horrible accident. And I am asking for compassion also for my son.”
  • FUCK HER!
Stop telling people that their atheist license plates are obscene - http://bit.ly/2fyKNH3
  • Ben Hart tried to get a personalized plate for his car in Kentucky saying, “IM GOD”
  • He was turned down by the kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle officials claiming that the request was “obscene or vulgar,” but then later saying it was because the plate was “not in good taste.”
  • Mr. Hart had had the exact same plate in Ohio, where he'd lived for the past 12 years.
  • So now, as expected, The ACLU of Kentucky and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have now [filed a lawsuit on behalf of Ben Hart against the state’s DMV
  • The lawsuit challenges certain regulations governing personalized plates such as allowing govt. officials to deny plates based on vague notions of “good taste” as well as those barring personalized plates from communicating religious, anti-religious or political messages.
  • “Under the First Amendment, government officials do not have the authority to censor messages simply because they dislike them,” says ACLU-KY Legal Director William Sharp. “And in this instance, personalized license plates are a form of individual speech equally deserving of First Amendment protection.”

This Week’s Stories

Jenn's Story - Spotlight on 'Spotlight' (2015) - http://imdb.to/2fyQapo
  • The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
  • Winner of this year's Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Would be an excellent double feature (information-wise) with 2006 documentary 'Deliver Us From Evil'. - http://imdb.to/2fyJs2K
  • Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Shea's Story - Swipe Left for Jesus - http://bit.ly/2fyO3So
  • Roman Catholic archdiocese has launched what is thought to be the world’s first interactive GPS-powered “confession finder”.
Aaron's Story - Malawi Hyena Man Jailed 2 Years Over Traditional Sexual Customs - http://bit.ly/2fyJt6I
  • Malawi police arrested Eric Aniva in July, following orders from Malawi President Peter Mutharika.
  • Eric Aniva earlier told both local and international media that he slept with more than 100 young girls and widows during an initiation ceremony known as “Kusasa Fumbi” or “Removing Dust,” and “Fisi” or Hyena.
  • Fisi is a traditional custom in southern Malawi: a man is hired and paid to have sex with widows allegedly to exorcise evil spirits that may bring death to the bereaved family.
  • Kusasa Fumbi is another custom practiced in the area: hiring a man to sleep with young girls who have reached puberty in order to prepare them for married life... you know, training wheels rape....
  • “We feel there are a lot of errors in the judgment which has occasioned the actual miscarriage of justice. Despite all the allegations that were made as to hundreds of women that were violated or used, not even 10 or five were brought to court to testify that this guy violated us or forced us to do this,” said Chipeta proving that lawyers suck everywhere...
  • The verdict has attracted anger and resentment among people in Nsanje.
  • Dinwell Ching’oma is one of them. He said the sentencing of Aniva will never stop them from performing their cultural practices.
  • “What government should have done is to teach us to reform our culture. For example, if they just advised us that we should first go for HIV testing before we engage in any cultural practice that involves sex,” said Ching’oma.
  • Nsanje district is rich in cultural practices that require men to sleep with women. Besides Fisi and Kusasa Fumbi, there are four more cultural practices that require men sleeping with women.
  • One of them is Dzwande, in which a man is hired to sleep with a single mother when her newly born baby is six months old. Village elders say the aim is to keep the baby away from disease.
  • A hyena is a traditional position in some parts of southern Malawi, held by a man who initiates young women into adulthood through sex. A hyena is a man paid to have sex with young women between the ages of 12–17, as a part of a rite of passage called "kusasa fumbi" (‘brushing off the dust’), (sexual cleansing). The rite lasts for three days. Hyenas are paid from $4 to $7 each time. The rite is believed to prevent disease. Hyenas are chosen for their moral character and are believed to be incapable of catching diseases such as HIV/AIDS. It can place the young girls at risk of HIV infection because the hyena has sexual intercourse with all the girls and the ritual requires the exchange of sexual fluids so condoms are not used. - http://bit.ly/2fyQaFU
  • It is also practiced in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Angola, Ivory Coast, Congo, and Nigeria.

Next Week's Beer

Hiatus | Renegade Brewing Company Cold Coffee-infused Oatmeal Ale
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2fyIpzO
  • BA Rating: 84
  • Style: American Brown Ale
  • ABV: 6.5%

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