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211 The LEFT Show – Stupid, Sexy, Shirted, Science

Melissa Merlot, JC Carter, and Robert Easton join J.M. Bell in the studio for another wacky and wonderful edition of The LEFT Show! This week, the gang attempts to answer the question: Who The Hell Is Podcast Phil? It’s big, it’s challenging, and it’s a 1st annual … so, what the hell is it?

Jason Williams is back with a new The Sidetrack, and the we’ve got an update on Forrest!

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BIG NEWS 
Glenn Beck Announces He Has Brain Problems http://bit.ly/1y5kWVT
BIGGER NEWS! 
Philae pulls off tricky maneuvers on comet http://aje.me/1y5pz23
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation http://bit.ly/1y5plbd
Philae Comet Lander Falls Silent as Batteries Run Out http://bit.ly/1y5pH1D
Philae Lander: One Small Step for Science, One Giant Sexist Shirt for Mankind?http://bit.ly/1y5pP0Z
BIGGEST NEWS 
Contestant #1 – Kirk Cameron Says Pagans Stole Christmas From Christianshttp://huff.to/1y5pX0w
Contestant #2 – Ted Cruz Calls Net Neutrality ‘Obamacare For The Internet’http://bit.ly/1y5q3oX
Follow Up – Porn Stars Explain Net Neutrality, Speculate About Ted Cruz’s Weird Taste in Pornhttp://bit.ly/1y5qD65
LET’S ALL BE ADULTS! 
Toplessness – the one Victorian taboo that won’t go away http://bbc.in/1y5sOXa
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
The Stars of SUPERNATURAL On 200 Demon-Fighting Episodes http://bit.ly/1y5r943
Rumor: Christoph Waltz to Join BOND 24 as Villain http://bit.ly/1y5re7T
Merle Haggard: ‘It’s Almost Criminal What They Do With Our President’http://bit.ly/1y5rkMT
A&E Picked A Jenny McCarthy Reality Show Over New Longmire Episodeshttp://bit.ly/1y5rm7r
I’M MOVING 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL an Act of Warhttp://bit.ly/1y5s44q
LOUIE GHOMERT OF THE WEEK
Contestant #1 –  GOP US Senator Trashes ‘Dumb-Ass Liberals’ And Progressives As ‘Blunderheads’ http://bit.ly/1y5sDv2
Contestant #2 – Americans think the unemployment rate is 32 percenthttp://bit.ly/1y5sJ5Y
PORN WORTH PAYING FOR – WITH A TWIST 
Erica Campbell – http://bit.ly/1y5sVly
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199c The LEFT Show – I’ve got to keep control.

I’m not going to go on and on except to say that as Adam Andrews has had a journey into sanity, I, too had my eyes opened this last weekend, and it’s time to make both amends and explanations. This one is pretty selfish, but, it felt needed, and was totally cathartic, so …

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THE NEW THINGS
Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah http://bit.ly/1qImlvq
Federal Trade Commission brings lawsuit against Big Pharma over ‘pay to delay’ practice http://bit.ly/1DKZJon
BANNED BOOKS WEEK
Hundreds of Colorado students protest history curriculum http://bit.ly/1DKX6D9
Colorado students walk out to protest conservative  http://bit.ly/1DL0cHl
Jefferson County Colorado – Recall Ken Witt, Julie Williams, & John Newkirk
Banned Books Week: the 10 most challenged books http://wapo.st/1DL0Nsu
THE RELIGIOUS WRONG 
Fox News priest demands government ban Satanic masses ‘in the name of free speech’ http://bit.ly/1DKXIbV
Christian ‘ex-gay’ porn star: The devil comes out of your anus when you have gay sex http://bit.ly/1DKXLVf
In Texas Textbooks, Moses Is a Founding Father http://thebea.st/1DKY0zm
White Evangelicals Think They’re Discriminated Against  http://bit.ly/1DKY960
SO, YEAH, GERMANY … 
German Ethics Council: Incest Is a Right http://thebea.st/1DKYhCv
ENTERTAINMENT REPORT 
William Shatner Confirms He Was Contacted About Star Trek 3  http://bit.ly/1qIiMp2
Bill & Ted 3 Will Feature 40-Something Bill & Ted http://bit.ly/1DKYtlm
Police Academy Stars Reunite for Syfy’s Lavalantula http://bit.ly/1DKYy8A
Insurance Company Pulls Actor Rob Schneider’s Ads Over His Anti-Vaccine Views http://bit.ly/1DKZF8c
Anti-pot group says it warned TV station of reporter’s bias http://bit.ly/1DKYG7Y
WTF DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT? 
Beheading suspect was recently fired, Oklahoma police say http://bit.ly/1DKXS2W
GOP Wingnuts Believe The CIA Is Currently Training ISIL Forces http://bit.ly/1DKZycV
Ann Romney Claims Willard Could Go Back In History And Prevent ISIS http://bit.ly/1DKZDNM
PALATE CLEANSER 
Restaurant laces customers’ noodles with opium http://ind.pn/1DKZYQq
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199 The LEFT Show – The Pros of Cons

All the members of the Defenestrate Media Family were happily skipping around the Salt Lake City Conic Con this last weekend, and, boy, are my arms tired … or something that makes sense. Even though we told a few Con Stories, we got through a lot of important news. Take a click as JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and Bob Easton thrill the earholes on your head! Jason Williams has a new The Sidetrack, too! You Lucky Ducklings!

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Despite growing pains, Salt Lake Comic Con nets another record-breaking event http://bit.ly/1lPvVkW
Salt Lake Comic Con Sets Record By Leveraging Social Marketing Trends http://onforb.es/1lPvZkK

GREAT NEWS!

In the U.S. 49.7 Million Are Now Poor, and 80% of the Total Population Is Near Poverty http://bit.ly/1lPt37E
It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times http://bit.ly/1lPt4IX
Florida Republicans Set up Alternative to Obamacare And Only 30 People Sign Up http://bit.ly/1lPvKWV
Another ‘Red’ State Admits They Were WRONG About Obamacare, Quietly Accepts Medicaid Expansionhttp://bit.ly/1lPtEWX
Have Humans Already Conquered The Threat Of Extinction? http://bit.ly/1lPtIGc

The BAD NEWS

Idaho Arms Teachers; Teacher Shoots Himself In Foot On First Week Of Classes http://bit.ly/1lPupPL
A&E cancels ‘Longmire,’ upsetting delicate order of cable TV http://bit.ly/1lPuqDn
Ferguson Police Chief Lied About Michael Brown Surveillance Tape http://bit.ly/1lPuumK
A Bronx Man Tore His Own Head Off in Broad Daylight http://bit.ly/1lPtzTj

THE NEWS

Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup http://yhoo.it/1lPvuHz
Maria Shriver Struck First http://bit.ly/1lPvsPR
Dax Shepard Is Writing, Directing, And Starring In The ‘CHiPS’ Movie http://uproxx.it/1lPvwzd

SCIENCE NEWS

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female http://bit.ly/1lPvya8
These Are The Best Places In America To Raise Girls http://huff.to/1lPvAPt

THE SIZZLE

The Fappening / Celebgate  http://bit.ly/1lPvOGe
Here Are The 15 Greatest Nude Scenes Of All-Time, According To Mr. Skin http://uproxx.it/1lPvOpG
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194 The LEFT Show – Republicans Love Dumb

All hands on deck for this week’s The LEFT Show. Melissa, Bob, Forrest, JC, and J.M. are all in the studio for a good old fashion Anger-A-Thon! We even have a live example of a The LEFT Show Fat Camp 2014 SABOTAGE! This is a funny one, you know, in a serious kind of way.

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The LEFT Show Links

RAGE and RAGE and RAGE and RAGE

VIDEO AP Ebola patient improving after return to USA http://usat.ly/1o1GWi3
Doctor with Ebola arrives at Atlanta hospital for treatment http://wapo.st/1o1H01b
So the Australian TMNT Poster Is Officially a PR Nightmare http://bit.ly/1o1COyC
CNN Anchor Lashes Out At Fox: ‘You Willfully Ignorant F**ksticks’ http://bit.ly/1o1HyV2
Political nonprofits bungle IRS filings http://bit.ly/1o1HDIn
Congress’ August Recess Is America’s Only Required Vacation http://bit.ly/1o1HFzT
The First Lady: Veteran Homelessness Is a “Stain on the Soul of This Nation” http://1.usa.gov/1o1KRve

ENTERTAINMENT REPORT!

Cantor to Resign House Seat Early http://bit.ly/1o1L69B
Kevin Feige on Thanos, Ultron, Netflix, and ANT-MAN http://bit.ly/1o1HXGY
Jennifer Garner Killed Kevin Smith and Ben Affleck’s Bromance http://bit.ly/1o1KwIU
Ken Ham Says That Atheist TV Will “Poison and Destroy” the Minds of Children http://bit.ly/1o1Kz7Q

THE WORLD ON FIRE

Conservatives in Arizona town hit new low in horrible human behavior http://bit.ly/WIRSqN
Right-Wing Backlash Against ‘Smartypants’ Like Neil deGrasse Tyson http://bit.ly/1o1JH2P

WTF DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT?

Impeach Obama If He Grants Deportation Relief To Undocumented Immigrants http://bit.ly/1o1Jpck
Neo-Nazis Plan ‘Monument To The White Race’ In North Dakota Town http://bit.ly/1o1JAEv
Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells GMO Critics to “Chill Out” http://bit.ly/1o1JLj5
Utah man fired after boss complains blog post about homophones made school sound gay http://bit.ly/1o1K1ia

SCIENCE!

The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters http://bit.ly/1o1KMaS
NASA: New “impossible” engine works, could change space travel forever http://bit.ly/1o1KYai
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The LEFT Show’s FAT CAMP 2014

Starting July 22, 2014  – It’s time to get into fighting shape for the general election. Join members of The LEFT Show as we publicly shed the pounds to prove just how serious we are at this whole politics thing (and improving our chances to spin off to television, all truth being told).

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Details below the fold – CLICKY

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188 The LEFT Show – Two 2 One

We’re getting closer to two big events for The LEFT Show family – Our birthday, and out 200th episode. We’ve decided to make the big effort for the 200th show, and to have a hopefully close knit gathering next week. I hope.

This week has JC, Bob, Forrest, and JM Bell in the studio to cover the events of the day, here at The LEFT Show, and Jason has a new The Sidetrack – please, take a few minutes and join us, won’t you?

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BREAKING! Police seek 3 suspects after shots fired into drive-through windowhttp://bit.ly/1nUx0Uz
First Citation X-Plus delivered as aircraft earns FAA type certification http://bit.ly/1nUxkCH
Watch NASA Test Its Rocket-Powered “Flying Saucer” Live On io9! http://bit.ly/1nUxGJl
Australian solar plant has generated “supercritical” steam http://bit.ly/1nUxMAO

SPEAKING OF SOLAR – RE-VISIT!

No Free Sun for You! Why Arizona Wants to ‘Tax’ Solar Power http://bit.ly/1nUynT1
Cost/Benefit ALEC style, or for the people? http://bit.ly/1nUyjm9
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