W4W - Episode 129 - The One Where All Our ReasonCon Dreams Come True!

April 28, 2017
00:0000:00

In This Week’s Show we’re back from seeing our witch-doctor at ReasonCon 2017 to wrap up our curse-free journey through America’s plan B!

Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Crock E Dile, the Wrathful Studios god of crock-o-shit headlines, hasn’t struck us down… this episode… we are trying his patience!
Shea’s Life Lesson
You shouldn’t actually drink like a fish in the south - people fry fish there, just like my brain, my brain on southern booze....
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you that, somewhat surprisingly, 48% of citizens in North Carolina identify as religious? The Southern Baptist Convention is by far the biggest slice of the godly pie.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Finkel & Garf Wheat with Cherries & Black Currants - from Jenn
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oS7RkT

  • A Rating: No Score Yet

  • Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

  • ABV: 4.8%

  • Aaron: 5

  • Jenn: 8

  • Shea: 8

  • Steve: 7

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Speaking of people who helped get us to ReasonCon we can now count Daniel (AKA Mr. Bible Pants) of Country Fried Freethought Podcast to our list of incredible people!
It was great chatting with you a ReasonCon, listened to your hotel chatter today, good stuff.
Find Country Fried Freethought - http://apple.co/2oHpIcQ
He also left us a voicemail!
I sympathize with you on the not talking about it at work.
That can be a bit touchy which is a shame because ReasonCon was an amazing group of insta-friends! We hadn’t even got our luggage out of the car before we ran into a few people we knew, nor had we had even made it to our room before making new friends and we’re glad to count you among them!
We also got another German lesson from German Dennis!
That’s a dangerous business you’ve got there Dennis, trusting Shea...
I’m glad you like each week’s cover art! We’ve used it as message space a few times in the past but it doesn’t really serve a purpose beyond its being one more place for me sneak in a laugh or something.
The artwork each week is usually inspired by some element of the show as I create it along with the show notes post-edit. It also helps us keep the archives on the site interesting with cool cover flow animation and such, which is I suppose — if anything — the real reason we started to do that. Enjoy this week’s - it’s colorful ;)
Before we get to ReasonCon, thanks to a follow-up PSA from Candace (who happens to be a mortician):
Regarding last week’s story on ‘smoking wet’ or joints dipped in PCP, also known as ‘embalming fluid’, but not TECHNICALLY embalming fluid: “I wanted to clarify in case anyone really stupid is listening - embalming fluid should not be smoked. It's sometimes used as a carrier to dissolve PCP in, and PCP is sometimes referred to as "embalming fluid" even when it hasn't been mixed, but formaldehyde is a gas and will dissipate from the embalming fluid as it dries in open air, which is also how it penetrates tissues during embalming. Heat causes it to gas off more quickly, and even at 50-60° (room temperature for a mortuary) a small amount of embalming fluid will cause your eyes to water, throat to burn, and will remove your fingerprints if you get it on your fingers. NOT something that should be inhaled.”
So yeah. Basically, that’s all terrifying and you shouldn’t do drugs! M’kay!
Moving on to text messages, which you can also leave on the Drunk Dial Line at (513) 760–0463, we heard from the Napkin Pope!
Just for Steve's information as to the Divine Napkin's stance on sanitary napkins, it was revealed some time back, on the Scathing Atheist, that we did, in fact, evolve from filthy monkey napkins and sanitary napkins. Though Napkinism treats this teaching as allegory, trusting science for actual facts.
Speaking of the Drunk Dial Line: (513) 760–0463, we should probably mention that we don’t actually expect or require you to be drunk to dial it. While fun we really only started calling it that because we think it’s funny ;)
Moving on to iTunes reviews — it’s an amazing week for communications with us apparently, keep it up — we got a great review from a recovering Catholic!
Shea is my spirit animal
By: Recovering Catholic
Take 2 because I don't think this came through before. I love this show. I went through the backlog of this show faster than any show before. As a lover of beer I love the beer reviews, just can't always find them in NJ. As an atheist, I enjoy the mockery of religion. The only downside now is I have to wait until Friday now to listen to an episode. Which makes feeding my herd that much better at the end of the day. The last thing I will say is, without a doubt, Shea is my spirit animal. So keep testing that god hypothesis.
So yeah, it was a pretty amazing week for us as far as interactions go. Thank you all!

Headlines

HL1 - Plan B through V - http://on.freep.com/2ps9Gb7
  • UC Davis has installed a “Wellness To Go” vending machine this month.

  • It contains useful items such as Advil, condoms, tampons, pregnancy tests, and …. Plan B!

  • Baptist blowhard, Franklin Graham, chimed in, “Rather than pushing sugar or caffeine, this one is promoting sex. It dispenses condoms, pregnancy tests, and the morning after pill ... I strongly disagree. There’s nothing healthy about sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman as God created it — in fact it’s dangerous.”

  • Students for Life exec. Dir, Kristan Hawkins, touted the bullshit abortion pill argument, “Colleges and universities should be offering pregnant and parenting students options of housing, financial aid, diaper decks, and childcare instead of handing over abortion drugs,”

HL2 - The Pooper Shooter Stuper - http://bit.ly/2p1nRTA
Witch-doctor Killed by Revengeful Family After Curse Allegedly Stops Husband Defecating
 
I’m giving this one 50/50 on being real, but fuck it. Witch-doctors are funny and I can’t let Shea be the only one who does dubious research! I wasn’t kidding when I said we might be playing two truths and a lie, and games should have prizes. So, if this turns out to be bullshit the first 5 people to let us know will get the patreon cut of this week’s show in return. All kidding aside though we will be at least trying to get it right...er going forward. ~ A
 
HL3 - Mayor of Doesntlikeusville - Available right now on Patreon.com/W4W

 

This Week’s ReAsonCon Wrapup!

First, we have to give a deeply felt thank you to Gene and all who worked with him to make Reasoncon 3 possible!
We also need to thank the MC Mr. Bobby C for being the best damn guy you’ll ever meet.
Listen to what they do at https://noreligionrequired.com 

 

 

 
We have to begin with meeting our friends Matt and Tim of Atheism 101!
Guys, you’re the best, we had a blast. Next time we’ll bring the silly string — see what you’ve started… but truly, it would have been worth it just to hang with them!
 
Beth and Heretic Woman from Beyond The Trailerpark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rplxdPcU8Y
You’re absolutely the best! We had a blast laughing with both of you and we can’t wait to see you again!
 
Zacreliege Cast http://bit.ly/1d4Mbet
We know, we know. Interview ;)
 
Atheism 101 with Matt & Tim
— Show Notes Trimmed Because Fuck iTunes —
Full snow notes are available at waiting4wrath.com

 

 

 

Next Week's Beer

Hopfenstopfer Citra Ale - from Dennis

Faith In Humanity Restored

If ever there was a tip of the hat story…
Mumbai: A doctor has been feeding 500 old needy people daily for a decade - http://bit.ly/2p1CRB3

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Bonus Cat Video

  • Samantha Bannister: The Tiny Dancer - http://bit.ly/2ps5Xdt

  • Primus - Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - http://bit.ly/2oOWw41 Also, no, I haven’t been missing this all my life… ~ A

  • Wonder Woman - A Symbol of Progress - http://bit.ly/2psaKeZ

  • Binging with Babish: South Park Special - http://bit.ly/2psd1qi

From Faith In Humanity Restored, the Vada Pav or wada pav is a vegetarian street food. It’s basically a local version of a fried potato ball slider with green beans and sweet chutney. The buns are basically dinner rolls.

 

I think we'll be making this over the weekend. I Found the recipe here: http://bit.ly/2psfoJT
I'll post pictures on Facebook if it's worth bragging about. If anyone else gives it a go I'd love to know how they turned out!
~ A

Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 128 - The One Where We Get Chompy to The Methabone Clinic… (Bonus Patreon Release!)

April 21, 2017
00:0000:00
When this airs we'll all be at ReasonCon! So a special thanks is in order to everyone who listens and makes the show possible. So, we're releasing this week's Patreon cut publically! We wouldn't be at ReasonCon — or still making shows — without the support of every person who subscribes on Patreon, donates on PayPal, shops with our Amazon link, shares our show on Facebook, sends us tweets at http://twitter.com/4wrath (follow us now for ReasonCon updates!), rates us on iTunes and listens to the show! Thank you all for wasting hundreds (wow, but like, for real) of hours with your drunken friends in Wrathful Studios!
 
Thank you all, we literally couldn't have done it without you! Enjoy a longer cut of the show!
 
Dropbox Download Link: http://bit.ly/2osRbPE
 
In this week’s show, Brent joins us in-studio to use his brain powers to explain how a Texan got his tentacles into gator-eaten (but for real this time) genitals.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while The Easter Bunny hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying its(?) patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that we live in an age that with one button click you can order a hitman to show up at your house to kill you! This is the last time I let my wife
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you that astronomer Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and, in 1787, she also became the first woman—at a time when even men rarely received wages for scientific enterprises—to receive a salary for services to science.
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Insel Kreide Seltenes Bier - From Dennis
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2ob9qMt
  • BA Rating: 3.8 (from RateBeer.com)
  • Style: Witbier
  • ABV: 5.5
  • Aaron: 9
  • Jenn: 8
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 7
  • Brent: 9

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
Opening Round Table this is Marti, Marti Graw letting us know about Drag Queen Bingo on April 29th at the University of Wyoming Conference center & Hilton Garden Inn! The theme is dress like the decade you love - I’m going 50’s! The event is to benefit Wyoming AIDs Assistance program!
Thanks for reminding us about how good it is to be a Patron… And we’ve got someone in the studio who can attest to that! Say “hi” Brent! If you want more Brent, check out Patron-only episodes 4 More Beers wherein we review a special Ballast Point!
Shea’s maybe a spirit animal… or maybe not...
Speaking of Shea’s business, last week’s gator-fucker headline was bullshit.
Apparently drinking before discerning fake news from real isn’t a good plan after all.
But don’t worry, we’re nothing if not willing to admit our faults and try again! So yes, we were wrong about Gator-Fucker, but we’ll redeem ourselves with Gator-Fucker Part 2: The ReGatorFuckening!
Per Mark’s comments about ReasonCon Supporting North Carolina,
You bet, always happy to reply to the listeners and sorry we won’t be able to meet you there but we understand - also we’ll make sure to post plenty of good stuff on twitter so you fine folks can follow along!
Speaking of North Carolina and ReasonCon being there!
We got a follow up from RebOx
Regarding Mark’s comment about ReasonCon not boycotting NC… there's an episode of Bar Room Atheist (Episode 079) where Bill and Suzy talk to Gene (the guy heading up ReasonCon for his first time). It starts around 13 minutes in. He talks about that. http://apple.co/2okeXNH 
And thanks for filling out that testament to the quality of our women’s v-neck shirts ;)
Thanks to Josh for letting us know that W4W coffee mugs are in right now! We hope you enjoy yours and to anyone else wanting some swag visit http://waiting4wrath.com/shop 
Finally, when this show airs we’ll be at ReasonCon!
We hope, having a beer with some listeners, Matt & Tim from Atheism 101 and a host of other podcasters! It’s exciting and we owe it all to our listeners for supporting the show. Thank you! Make sure you follow us on twitter at @4Wrath as we’ll be posting stuff as much as the horrible conference wifi will allow! I just hope we don’t all get star struck like Tim…

Headlines

HL! - That’s Using Someone’s Brain! - http://bit.ly/2osTEcK
Eeeeeewwwwwwww! Don't smoke brain juice you find under a porch. That's not's ok and never will be!
 
HL2 - Bootied To Death - http://bit.ly/2oMjcoN
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said 67-year-old Robert Gene White passed away while getting lap dances at a strip club.
Investigators told KVIA-TV that the man became unresponsive when it came time to pay the dancers at The Red Parrot in El Paso. After realizing he wasn't trying to skip out on paying for the services, employees tried to perform CPR.
That didn't work, so emergency services were called and they took White to a local hospital. Sheriff's officials said it appears White died of natural causes, but they declined to release any other details.
 
HL3 - Do Not Feed The Gators… Meth. - http://bit.ly/2osKehl
 
So... apparently this story is bullshit too. We're sorry. We promise to vet our shit more thouroughly in the future. Anyway, thanks to everyone who sent us a note letting us know that we should really just stay the hell away from alligator fuckers....
 ~ A
 
A 52-year old man from Tavares in Florida’s Lake County is in intensive care after he was seriously injured during a ‘five-day binge on methamphetamine’. Mr. Frank Canfield was found by neighbors ‘writing on the ground in pain’ outside his property clutching his crotch.
Unable to interview Mr. Canfield due to his injuries, investigators turned their attention to a 28-year old woman who had been living at his property and is believed to be his girlfriend.
According to the woman, the pair had spent the past few days “smoking crystal meth.”
Mr. Canfield became violent and threatened her with a knife, before running into the backyard. She followed him outside and saw he had removed his clothes.
“I was puzzled about what he was going to do next, I had no idea that he would cut off his privates.”
“Remarkably, he seemed quite calm as he began cutting,” she said. “I was the one screaming and begging him to stop.”
However, her pleas fell on deaf ears, and Mr. Canfield finished his gory task.
“As soon as he finished cutting he jumped over the back fence and ran away,”
A team of searchers combed the area
“In the footage, we can see Mr. Canfield alongside the canal that runs behind his property,” “In his hand he’s holding his genitals, we believe. At this point, he spots an alligator on the opposite side of the canal, and he flings his genitals in that direction.” The gator is alleged to ‘quickly pounce on Mr. Canfield’s genitals and consume them’. “There’s no chance whatsoever of recovering them,”

This Week’s Stories

Jenn’s Octopussy
Sassy and Smart Cephalopods - Apparently they are also self-geneticists.
The Octopus is able to re-write its RNA
The Octopus is one of the smartest animals in nature, even though they basically look like alien toys and are delicious with wasabi. In actuality, they are multi-limbed Houdini’s, puzzle masters and warmly attentive mothers. If there is a Shawshank Redemption sequel or remake, it needs to star octopi.
James Wood of The Cephalopod Page (I bet he has to beat the ladies off with a baseball bat) said that over the years of him working with octopuses, he has already seen many octopuses escape, including one in Bermuda that managed to escape several times from its closed aquarium to eat the inhabitants of another enclosure. There was also the story of how a female in Australia kept getting pregnant even though she was not around any other tentacles. Apparently, a fellow from a few tanks overpaid her a mystery visit at some point. AND she was able to store packets of the sperm to fertilize herself more than once. Octopus 'A little bit' pregnant
No word on baby-octopi support from deadbeat dads.
"The octopus appears to be utterly different from all other animals, even other mollusks, with its eight prehensile arms, its large brain, and its clever problem-solving capabilities,"
said Clifton Ragsdale from the University of Chicago, who was part of a 2015 study that sequenced the genome of octopuses.
Researchers who have been studying how cephalopods edit their genome discovered that instead of relying on DNA mutations to adapt, squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish can make changes to their RNA, which is considered the genetic messenger that carries out the instructions from DNA. Many of the RNA edits happen in the brain of the cephalopods, including an adaptation that allows the neurons of the animals to function in cold environments.
 
Story Time with Steve - http://bit.ly/2oMiBDi
“Do you believe in God?”, is a question that many people have a hard time answering honestly. There are a lot of reasons behind this, from the general stigma that many people have regarding atheists, a deeply ingrained sense that atheists are bad, to people simply not caring enough to give it much thought and going with what they’ve been told by their family or peers. The general consensus from Pew polling shows that around 3% of the US population say they are atheists, though around 9% say they do not believe in God or a universal spirit. Gallop asked directly in 2016, “Do you believe in God” and found that 10% of respondents said No.
Researchers Will Gervais and Maxine Jajle of the University of Kentucky Psychology department wanted to find out if the actual number of atheists differed from the number of self-proclaimed atheists and their new study seems to show that there are a lot more atheists in the US than previous polls have demonstrated. They wanted to learn the total number atheists” in our country, regardless of whether or not they were reluctant to admit it.
Since a lack of religious belief is heavily stigmatized in our country (and most places), they wanted to create a study that would get people to more accurately report their thinking regarding the existence of a god. So, to do this they had to design a questionnaire that didn’t require people to directly say, “I don’t believe in God”, o v r “I believe there is no God.” To do this they had to get clever and I personally think they did it.
They made a questionnaire that contained a list of statements about benign things in life such as, “I have a dishwasher in my kitchen.”; “I’m a vegetarian.”; and “I can drive a motorcycle.” They asked respondents to answer only a single question of, “How many of these statements are NOT true for you?” The control group got the basic list, the test group got exactly the same list, except it also added the statement, “I believe in God”. By comparing the results of the two test groups, they concluded that somewhere between 25-35% of Americans don’t believe in God.
In order to verify the validity of their testing, they created a second group of questions, this time three lists, and asked them to another group of respondents. This time two of the lists didn’t mention God at all, and one replaced the statement, “I do not believe in God.”, with the nonsense statement, “I do not believe that 2+2 is less than 13.” This test yielded a slightly lower number of atheists, possibly because people are more anxious to be definitive about disbelief.
This study admittedly has a wide margin of error, but even conservatively interpreted, it seems to show that there are a lot more atheists in the US than previously thought. It tells me personally that we need to keep up our efforts to destigmatize the term atheist and the very idea that a disbelief in a supreme being has bearing an individual’s moral fabric. This is perhaps the most damaging since, for a large part of society, being an atheist means that one cannot also be moral. We know this is not true and we have to work hard to show how wrong that way of thinking is.

Next Week's Beer

Finkel & Garf Wheat with Cherries & Black Currants - from Jenn
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oS7RkT
  • A Rating: No Score Yet
  • Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer
  • ABV: 4.8
Last Week's Beer
  • Jenn: 6
  • Brent: 7

Faith In Dogmanity Restored

The story of Pratima Devi, the woman who has adopted more than 400 stray dogs
This 62-year-old Indian woman has adopted more than 400 stray dogs off the streets in New Delhi. She does this while making ends meet as a rag picker. Her mission was inspired after a dog saved her life years ago. 62-year-old Pratima Devi, a rag picker who runs a small tea stand, cares about over 400 dogs 'cause she's amazing.

Bonus Cat Video

  • Tit Can Crushing - http://bit.ly/2oEBqbr
  • Binging with Babish: South Park Special - https://youtu.be/KxPgrGdSHh8
  • Historical photographs brought back to life - https://youtu.be/UfWKeC-qmko
  • Cassini’s Grand Finale - http://bit.ly/2osUshK
  • Banking on Cheese: The Bank That Uses Parmesan as Collateral - https://youtu.be/XzBPdU_iVcI
  • The Birth Of A Dugout Canoe by Northmen - http://bit.ly/2ot60kZ

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 127 - The One Where We Make An Honest Gator Outa ‘ol Chompy

April 14, 2017
00:0000:00
In This Week’s Show Alabama’s governor offers to crucify clergy instead of their current rental agreement of providing him monthly dead alligators to rape.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Brigid (the Irish goddess of fertility) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying her patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week I learned that no member of Metallica has ever appeared on Sesame Street. Master of Puppets, my ass...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the Kama Sutra is not just the ‘how to’ book on sexual positions? Sexual pleasure is only one chapter out of seven. It also covers how to embrace philosophical pleasures and to live graciously and virtuously (also how to treat your mistress v/s your wife).
But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!

This Week’s Beer

Nitro Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewery
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oXcIRa
  • BA Rating: 88
  • Style: Milk Stout
  • ABV: 6
  • Aaron: 10
  • Shea: 8
  • Steve: 6

This Week’s Show

Round Table Discussion
New patrons Jeff & Maggie!
 
Steve from Colorado
Hey gal and guys, In your last episode you reviewed a beer from Left Hand Brewing Co. out Longmont, CO. You mentioned that Longmont is a little south of you and smells like butthole and cow ass. That would be Greeley. Longmont is closer to the foothills and doesn't have the putrid air of Stinktown, USA aka Greeley caused by the Swift (Monfort) beef lots and packing plant. Anywho love the show and cheers!
 
A Comment about ReasonCon from Mark
Sad that all of the promotion for ReAson con does not address the issue of putting money into the North Carolina economy while they continue to deny basic protections for LGBTQ community. Despite the useless "overturning" of HB2 which only ended up denying Charlotte's LGBTQ protections provided by the elected city council. I have not heard any reason or argument from anyone why Atheists should spend money on hotel rooms in North Carolina even before they "overturned" HB2. It is too bad they could not move the event for a year or two to South Carolina it would still bring an Atheist conference to the south without putting money in NC economy.
A haiku from the Pope
An ode to swamp ass; No, wait, It's just a haiku Still about swamp ass.

Headlines

HL1 -  Pedo-dile!
Roses are red Violets make me smile Man gets dead with his dick in a crocodile!
24-year old Jimmy Olsen was engaged in full sexual intercourse with one of the younger reptiles when he was surprised by one of the larger animals which attacked from behind.
‘The images captured by the security cameras show that Mr. Olsen had clearly placed himself in a very vulnerable position,” Captain White told reporters. “He had his pants around his knees and was lying down on top of one the animals, with his back to the others. The poor guy didn’t stand a chance! We can see him being dragged into the water, then he disappears from sight. He was probably dead within thirty seconds of the attack.”
HL2 - Mayor Of Fuck-It-ville
Full Headline at http://patreon.com/w4w
(sorry, time constraints and all...)
 
 
HL3 - Fuck Your Hope - http://bit.ly/2osmBHp
 
Ohio is a state with a serious opioid problem. It's tied with neighboring Kentucky for the third-highest overdose death rate in the country, and the state Department of Health reports that fatal overdoses, mostly due to opioids, have jumped eight-fold in the past 15 years, killing more than 3,000 Ohioans in 2015
 
In a bid to address the problem, the state passed a 911 Good Samaritan law last year. Such laws, which are also in place in 36 other states, provide limited immunity from prosecution for drug possession offenses for overdose victims and people who seek medical assistance to help them. The idea is to encourage people to seek help for their friends rather than hesitate, perhaps with lethal consequences, out of fear of being busted.
 
But…
 
one Ohio town is getting around the intent of the law by using an unrelated statute to go after overdose victims. If you OD in the city of Washington Court House, you can expect to be charged with—wait for it—"inducing panic," which is used for cases that "cause serious public inconvenience or alarm."
 

This Week’s Stories

Govnah Gross - http://nbcnews.to/2p2gaOa
Alabama attempting to impeach defiant, yucky and adulterous Governor.
 
'Lov Gov' Robert Bentley - The full review report (scandal!)
 
The text message Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley sent his wife read
"I love you Rebekah."
But her name is Dianne.
 
Last week, the Alabama Ethics Commission found probable cause that Bentley had broken ethics and campaign-finance laws. On Friday, Bentley convinced a judge to block the impeachment hearings, and he refused to step down. “I do not plan to resign. I have done nothing illegal,” he said at a news conference. “If the people want to know if I misused state resources, the answer is simply no. I have not.”
 
But his tune has changed over the weekend. He faces 4 felonies and it appears he will work out a deal with his resignation plan.
A little background on the Gov: Bentley was elected in 2011, and is a devout Christian with a background in dermatology. (His apparent mistress, Rebekah Mason, was formerly a TV newscaster with no political background. But she sure ended up with plenty of influence.) He’s active in the FBC of Tuscaloosa, has been the chairman of their board of deacons four times and a member of the Youth for Christ advisory board as well as the Family Counseling advisory board. Bentley is 74 yrs old, teaches Sunday School and, of course, has asked God for forgiveness. "I've asked God to forgive me because that's the most important thing," Bentley said while on a tour of the Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, Ala. "I want back in His fellowship. And so I asked God to forgive me."
 
So shit started to really go down when Bentley’s wife gathered evidence after noticing him acting oddly. In 2015 Dianne Bentley sprung a trap on her husband while on a trip to the beach, leaving her cell phone behind and recording as she went for a walk. The recording captured Bentley calling Mason. He told her he loved her, and indulged in some ‘sexy’ talk: “When I stand behind you and I put my arms around you, and I put my hands on your breasts, and I put my hands on you and pull you in real close, hey, I love that, too.” (side note: vomit) After this information came to light, Dianne immediately filed for and was granted a divorce in August of 2015.
 
But, as we all we know, adultery isn’t illegal. Where are the felonies stemming from? Money!! Bentley is accused of misusing state resources to try to hide his relationship with Mason, including using law-enforcement muscle to try to prevent the release of the tapes. The impeachment report released last week also lit into Bentley for being uncooperative. He is also accused of intimidation and retaliation. It is said he fired the head of his security, Spencer Collier after Collier refused to continue to cover-up the affair. (Collier had been made aware of the affair in 2014, but Bentley had promised he would break it off. LIAR!)
 
So, he’s a hypocritical asshole. He’s also tone-deaf and repulsive. Direct quote in his own defense: “I love many members of my staff, in fact, all the members of my staff. Do I love some more than others, absolutely.”
 
To finish up, I’d like to read a couple of items from his campaign website: (from Nov 20, 2010) “I will ensure that Alabama does not follow the trend of allowing gay marriages or civil unions, and I will protect our state's right to define marriage as between one man and one woman. I support the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of states not to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states. Alabamians should work together to protect traditional marriage. The two-parent family provides the best environment of stability, discipline, responsibility, and character.
 
Bentley indicates he supports the following principles concerning education: Support sex education programs which stress abstinence.
Endorse a mandatory "moment of silence" after the pledge of allegiance in public schools.
 
Q: Do you support the current law that allows teachers to spank a child as long as the teacher follows local school board policies?
A: Yes.
 
Slutty Zombeaver - http://bit.ly/2p4ElIJ
Indian Chief Minister calls for raping dead Muslim women... Yeah, that happened.
Get access to the patron story at http://patreon.com/w4w
 
Story Time With Steve - http://bit.ly/2p2e9BD
 
I know this seems to be a theme of mine, but I have another story about an FFRF lawsuit. This one is a bit different though, in that, this time the FFRF isn’t following up on a cease and desist letter to a school, or county commissioner meeting, or city mayor. This time, the FFRF is suing U.S. Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew and IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, and the United States of America.
 
The FFRF, however, has responded and rebutted all of Becket’s arguments and contend that the substance of the law needs to be settled. Either allow the same tax considerations to atheists who do many of the same things in support of their communities, or don’t allow it for anybody.
 
Crucifixion!? That's Not So Bad... - http://bit.ly/2opIF7g
 
Manchester ‘crucifixion’ Fundraiser Cancelled As Clergy Condemn It -
 
Organizers of the Manchester Passion Play, which will tell the story of Christ’s crucifixion in the city’s Cathedral Gardens on Saturday, offered “the full crucifixion experience” for £750.
 
The offer, posted on the Manchester Passion 2017 Crowdfunder site, was removed after members of the play’s organizing committee, which includes C of E clergy, expressed concerns it was potentially dangerous and blasphemous.
Reverend Falak Sher:
“When I saw it I did not like it, I thought it was disgraceful. The whole message of the cross is hope and love. When I saw this I was not very happy and asked the committee to take this one down.
“We didn’t like promoting the event in this way for £750. I thought it was not a very positive message when dealing with a message of love and hope.”
Alexander Stewart-Clark, a volunteer who serves as a managing trustee of the Passion Trust, which helps groups organize passion plays, said he took full responsibility for what he described as an insensitive idea.
“The whole thing just got bigger and bigger and, of course, with that comes the infrastructure cost,” he said. “Instead of being a £20,000 play it became a £55,000 play and the burden of raising money then falls on us. We were trying to think up some ideas, just bouncing around what would be good, and someone came up with the idea of letting people be crucified for £750.”
“You have clergy wanting to play it safe and businessmen like me trying to raise the funding,” said Stewart-Clark. “There was a difference of opinion and what was a small disagreement has got out of all proportion.”
“If people had wanted to do it they would have been hoisted up there for a couple of minutes,” he said. “It was just a sort of gimmick, but it was tasteless. “If you are put up on a cross it is not to take the place of Jesus or God. It is to empathize with him because it’s not very comfortable and it’s a public disgrace. A crucifixion is a humiliating public execution.”

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Insel Kreide Seltenes Bier - From Dennis
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  • BA Rating: 3.8 (from RateBeer.com)
  • Style: Witbier
  • ABV: 5.6%

Faith In Dogmanity Restored

The story of Peanut — Hero Dog!
The pup, formerly named Petunia, arrived at the Delta Animal Shelter last April with two broken legs, a belly full of carpet and broken ribs. Her former owner was recently convicted of animal abuse, according to a post shared on Monday. She was quickly adopted.
After some time at her new home, she was doing better, until one day when she absolutely lost her damn mind running around the house barking and yelping.
 
But why? Maybe she needed to go outside?
 
Per her people’s post on facebook:
“He let her outside where she went barreling into the field behind our house at full speed,” the letter says. “My husband followed her and to his surprise, he found a naked, shivering, 3-year-old girl curled up in a ball. He scooped her up, wrapped her in his sweatshirt, and brought her inside. He called 911 and reported the incident.”
“By the time the ambulance and police arrived, the little girl could only say one thing – ‘doggie,' Thanks to Peanut, a little girl’s life was saved today.”
The officers who responded to the scene in Rapid River, Michigan, on Friday. The story said the action was taken by child protective services to remove the child and a sibling from their home.
 

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Waiting 4 Wrath - Episode 126 - The One Where We Make Souther Fried Meth

April 7, 2017
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In this week’s show, R-Kansas asks Methy the Monk’s wino parents if he’s old enough to rapture his own dick off.
 
Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Tsukiyomi (the Japanese Moon god) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience!
 
Shea’s Life Lesson
This week my wife found out that I'm into bestiality… I really screwed the pooch this time...
 
Jenn’s Actual Lesson
Did you know that the Concordat of Worms in 1122 settled the Investiture Controversy?
Basically, it removed some spiritual power of Holy Roman Emperors and returned it to the Pope, a sort of early step towards separation of Church and State.
 
I’m Steve and before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
 

This Week’s Beer

Oktoberfest | Payette Brewing
From Shea
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2nqKXjK
  • BA Rating: 73
  • Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
  • ABV: 5.9
  • Aaron: 6
  • Jenn: 4
  • Shea: 6
  • Steve: 5
 

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The funniest podcast ever.
We got a fun email from Dennis who recently vacationed in Florida.
 
He saw a few examples of our proud ‘Merica Jesus-heritage — his favorite being a sign that read “Silly bunny, Easter is for Jesus” which is kinda funny when compared to the signs he’s used to seeing like "Bereuet das Ende ist nah" which translates to "Repent the end is nigh"
 
Thanks for the lovely package Dennis! We’re glad you enjoyed our nation’s giant sunny wang-state and don’t worry, we won’t expect too much German beer ;)
 
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Closing out Round Table this week with stories!
 
I was on the most recent episode of Atheism 101 with the always amazing Bobby C from No Religion Required. He’s MC’ing ReasonCon this year, which should be a blast! So check out that episode … and be forgiving of my audio, there was a technical hiccup that really allowed by the throat fuck Matt & Tim’s audio quality this week … sorry guys!
 
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HL1 - Methy The Monk - http://nbcnews.to/2oPy2bN
 
A few months ago in Yangon, Myanmar A Buddhist monk was a–rrested after police found more than 400,000 pills of meth in the monk's car.
 
A subsequent search of his monastery turned up 4.2 million pills — worth upwards of $4 million in street value — along with a grenade and ammunition. A statement from the office of Myanmar's leader, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, said that one million kyats ($769) in cash was also found in the vehicle.
 
Myanmar is a major producer of methamphetamine, usually smuggled from the northeast to neighboring countries. It is also the world's second biggest producer of opium the director-general of the Religious Affairs Ministry, Soe Min Tun, acknowledged some surprise. "It is not a very common case, but not impossible to happen. What will happen to the monk is that he will have to give up his monk-hood right away and face trial as an ordinary person," he said.
 
HL2 - Wine Barf 101 - http://huff.to/2oPknSb
 
Police in Lexington County, South Carolina, said Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was allegedly so intoxicated during class on Friday that she reportedly vomited on the classroom floor, according to WIS TV.
 
Administrators at Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce called police around 9:45 a.m. after noticing Richards-Gartee allegedly acting in a manner that suggested she might be under the influence of alcohol.
 
Besides the alleged vomiting, Richards-Gartee was reportedly unable to stand. School officials removed her from the classroom in a wheelchair and sent her to a school resource officer, according to TheState.com.
 
A deputy from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office reported seeing a box of wine in her purse. Students in the class told the officer Richards-Gartee was allegedly consuming the wine during class.
 
HL3 - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Keep Your Dick, Go Directly To Jail - http://argusne.ws/2oX1Qmd
 
A man who accidentally shot himself in the penis in 2015 was sentenced to five years in prison in October after lying about the incident.
 
When questioned by police, the 43-year-old said he was shot by “a black guy (who) tried to rob” him while he was taking out the trash at his apartment.
 
Officers went to Watson’s apartment in the 1500 block of East Nye Street to look for evidence and witnesses to corroborate Watson’s story. No evidence of a shooting was found near the dumpster. A witness told officers he heard screams of pain coming from Watson’s apartment about 1 a.m. that morning.
 

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Rapturepaloza’s Do’s & Don’ts For Patrons!
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Pakistan or the Midwestern ‘Merica?
 
Unmarried Daughters: Hardly People
 
The first bill (Senate File 471) was set to ban abortions after a detectable heartbeat (about 6 weeks) and also stated that life begins at conception, granting the fetus personhood. Additionally, it required minors to get parental approval, which is not that unusual. However, the verbiage also included a fun little addition to parental approval for women who were “unmarried at the time the abortion was performed or attempted”.
 
So… spinsters need not apply.
 
Happily (ish), the bill was rejected and replaced with a slightly less awful bill, which has passed this committee and is on it’s way to a full vote. The updated bill bans abortions after 20 weeks (which some health exemptions), also states life begins at fertilization and would subject physicians who perform abortions after 20 weeks could be reported to a medical board.
 
No word on how this applies to the sad and lonely women who are not taken in holy matrimony.
Iowa Women Birth Terribleness - Don't be a pregnant woman in Iowa
 
An additional statement on Iowa’s SF 471 and how goddamn incompetent their legislators are. Let me introduce you to Republican Rep. Shannon Lundgren — the manager of 471 — and what happened when she faced a question from fellow Rep. John Forbes, a Democrat. From Newsweek:
“Noting that he has a daughter who is 20 weeks pregnant, Forbes asked that under the bill, would his daughter have to carry her child to term even if a doctor told her there was no longer a heartbeat. "Is that good medicine?"
Forbes wondered.
Lundgren's response:
"This bill wasn't written for the intent to protect or govern on the side of the woman. It was written to save babies' lives, giving the choice and being the voice of those babies...that don't have one. I understand what you're saying—this fetus, this baby, is not alive. I would concur that in that instance, if your daughter's life is not in danger, that yes, she would have to carry that baby."
Let THAT sink in. Also, NOT ONE other legislator called her out on this.
 
Colin Tadlock, the Communications Director for Iowa House Republicans (a fucking thankless traipse through Purgatory), told Newsweek in an email that the statements were taken “out of context” and the Iowa House Republicans tweeted that she “misspoke”.
 
R-kansas Interrogates Your Cervix: Sex Selection and R U DTF?
 
The Governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, signed into law a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.
I’m skeptical this is a thing. Seriously. But here is how the process would supposedly go: “Under the new law sponsored by Republican Rep. Charlie Collins, a physician performing the abortion would ask the patient if she knows the sex of the child. If she does, the doctor must let her know that it's illegal to have an abortion based solely on gender.
 
The physician would then have to request the woman's medical history related to her entire pregnancy history. Under the legislation, the abortion can't be performed "until reasonable time and effort is spent to obtain the medical records of the pregnant woman."
 
Doctors who violate the ban could face up to a year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine, as well as civil penalties. The woman who receives or attempts to receive the abortion wouldn't face any criminal charges.”
Considering how Arkansas is gratuitously awful, this bill is actually pretty tame. It’s not the first state to ban sex-selection (but the pregnancy interrogation may be a new thing). Here is a list of the other states who are preventing us from becoming China: Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota
 

Next Week's Beer

Nitro Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewery
  • BA Link: http://bit.ly/2oXcIRa
  • BA Rating: 88
  • Style:
  • ABV: 6
 

Faith In Humanity Restored

Iceland Announces Equal Pay Legislation. - http://bit.ly/2o0pIaL
announced on International Women’s Day (March 8) , all firms with more than 25 staff will be required to obtain certification of pay equality. The law will apply to both public- and private-sector employers.
 
Thorsteinn Viglundsson, Iceland’s minister for social affairs and equality, commented that: “We want to break down the last of the gender barriers in the workplace. History has shown that if you want progress, you need to enforce it.”
Currently, women in Iceland earn 14% to 18% less than men. The government has pledged to close this gap by 2022.
The country, which has a small population of around 330,000, has been consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world for gender equality by the World Economic Forum.
 

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