Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 120 - The One Where Shelley Segal Sells Seashells to Seagulls

February 24, 2017
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


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,
  • 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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Thanks Shelley!

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 119 - The One Where We Watch All The Porn!

February 17, 2017
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)


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

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!

New patron Zach is a bad ass!
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.”


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."

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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.”

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Accht Ochlenferla Rauchbier

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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
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.
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 ;)


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.
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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.
  • 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

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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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