On this week’s episode, Ryan, Regina, Otieno and Jon discuss the aftermath of the violent protest which took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Topics include whether or not attendees should be outed as Nazis, how Steve Bannon weaponized online trolls, a comparison to how the media portrays the Black Lives Matter movement and members of the Alt-Right, and what we can do to confront the growing number of hate groups.
On this week’s episode of Secretly Timid, Cindy shares an embarrassing bedroom story and a cheater was caught red handed at one of Jon’s poker games. Hot Topics include a discussion on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, an apparent act of terrorism at a mosque in Minnesota, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s political aspirations, the American Psychoanalytical Association reassessment of the Goldwater Rule, and whether someone with genital herpes has a moral or legal responsibility to inform their casual sex partners if they are currently asymptomatic. This week’s featured song is “Cloud Riders” by Tori Amos. Her new album, Native Invader, will be released September 8, 2017. She will perform in Dallas November 16, and in Austin on November 17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVx2jNxy8lM
Addendum from Otieno : it was McCleskey vs Kemp, Sandra Day O’Connor not RBG, and the phrase was:
“The Court next states that its unwillingness to regard petitioner’s evidence as sufficient is based in part on the fear that recognition of McCleskey’s claim would open the door to widespread challenges to all aspects of criminal sentencing…Taken on its face, such a statement seems to suggest a fear of too much justice.”
On this week’s Secretly Timid, Regina and Jon recall the previous week in the Trump Administration – from the Boys Scouts and Police speeches to firings and hirings…it was a week to be remembered in infamy.
The featured song of the week is a much needed palette cleanser. It is “Just Feels Good” by Imani Coppola
California Representative Maxine Waters made news yet again when she “reclaimed her time” from filibustering Steve Mnuchin. The exchange inspired a “gospel remix” from singer/actor Mykal Kilgore. Check out the original exchange and the viral video below.
On this week’s show, Otieno is late, Jon is frustrated, and Regina made some new friends.
Hot topics include Big Brother, Hollywood casting/race, a man entering the ladies event at the World Series of poker, Rob Kardashian’s revenge porn, and Andrew Garfield’s recent comments. Oh, and an Australian actor’s comments.