235 The LEFT Show – May The 4th

Oh what a crowded room! Aaron Burton, Forrest Shaw, JC Carter, Taylor Hunsaker, and me, JM Bell. We talk a bit about FatCamp 3, Geek Therapist, and other newer shows! This week has a lot about equality – and the shameful lack of it in America these days. From Baltimore, to Transgender, to marriage equality in our time – it’s time for The LEFT Show!

#235 The LEFT Show


Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) Chastises Bill Clinton
FATCAMP! Starts Monday – Registration closes Wednesday
Sarcastic People Are Actually Smarter, Sexier And More Successful
Seals Caught Having Sex With Penguins
AUTO PLAYS – Stephen Hawking says humans won’t last another 1,000 years on Earth
The 8 most awkward moments in the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage arguments
Ruth Bader Ginsburg eviscerates same-sex marriage opponents in court
Anti-Gay Republican Outed As Gay Blames Gay Agenda Smear Campaign
Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death Range From Murder To Assault
Newark mayor on Baltimore: Teachers are not responsible for poverty
Racism Is Real: The Real Reason Behind Baltimore Uprising
Rep. Cummings blows off Fox News to keep Baltimore protesters from breaking curfew
A transgender woman was shot in Baltimore and no one is talking about it
This Man Could Be The First Trans Guy On The Cover Of Men’s Health Magazine
Wingers Debate Why Obama Is Plotting Military Takeover of Texas
Tom DeLay: People keep forgetting that God ‘wrote the Constitution’
Two Managers Charged in Death of Man Cooked With Tuna
Ohio man accidentally shot himself in Chick-fil-A while pulling up his pants

137 The LEFT Show – Libido LibAYEdo

Warp drive is coming? Egyptians worshiping space rocks? A turbo charger on the female libido? Yes, please! Bob Henline from q-Salt Lake is still with us in the studio, shouting his shouts, and pointing his fingers with JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and JC Carter. It’s a yell fest, folks, but, in a good way! Perhaps?

137 The LEFT Show – Redheaded Girls are …


Here are your links, lovely monkeys!

Warp Drive and ‘Star Trek’: Physics of Future Space Travel
Iron in Egyptian relics came from space
Scientists fear female libido booster too effective
Krugman: ‘This Is A Time To Get Really, Really Angry’
Alabama Pastor Bans Boy Scouts for Supporting ‘Sinful Lifestyle’ of Gay Scouts
FBI investigating suspicious letter to Obama that might contain ricin
What TransCanada’s CEO Is Not Saying About The Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline
GMO Truthers need to be kicked out of the Progressive movement
Megyn Kelly Destroys Fox Pundit For Views On Working Moms:

128 The LEFT Show – The Perry Weep [FIXED]


128 The LEFT Show – Texas Weeps

Hello little bunnies! It’s a strange kind of reflective week we have in front of us, so … let’s get to it, eh? Alex Cragun from Slug Magazine joined J.M. Bell, Forrest, and FNG Ultimate Bob in the studio to cover all the bits and pieces you see below you. It was fun. Listen in!

Clean Up from Last Week
White House blows off GOP pleas, will follow the law
Gov. Rick Perry ‘disgusted’ by cartoon mocking lack of regulations in Texas
FAA suspends employee furloughs, bill held up by typos
Keystone Pipeline Will Create Only 35 Permanent Jobs, Emit 51 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Carbon
Trauma Centers Saved Hundreds Of Lives In Boston Last Week, So Why Are We Shutting Them Down?  RIP Christina Amphlett
Shatner calls out Star Trek writers in hilarious Twitter exchange
Akin Says He’s Relived ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remarks ‘Too Many Times’
CAND #1 – Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages
CAND #2 – 2nd child of Pa. couple dies after only praying
The KSL News Not News Story of the Week!
Llama meat trendy, but makes some hesitate

A Scouting Volunteer’s Message to the BSA

brave-textAs we reported on The LEFT Show, the BSA is considering lifting their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders. They would still allow chartering organizations like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (you know, the Mormons) to keep the ban, but would not prevent more liberal charters from allowing gays. After the Great Salt Lake Council successfully blocked the BSA from making the decision in a regular staff meeting, forcing them to put it to a vote at the National Council convention, the BSA sent out two surveys, one from the National Council and one from the Utah Councils. Both asked very specific questions about whether you felt the ban should be lifted and whether or not you would remain in Scouting if it were. Naturally I answered that I wanted the ban lifted. The national survey put forth scenarios. I’ll paraphrase my favorite (since I didn’t copy and paste the exact quote):

A religious group is the chartering organization of a Scout unit. They are openly accepting of homosexuality and even have a gay youth minister. Traditionally for this organization, the youth minister is assigned as one of the Scoutmasters for the unit. Should the openly gay youth minister be assigned as one of the Scoutmasters?

According the Salt Lake Tribune today, 83% of those surveyed (only 11% responded) in the Utah councils do not want the ban lifted. Honestly, with only 11% responding, I’m shocked it’s only 83%, I thought the number would be in the 90s. Had more than 11% responded  I believe it would be around 50% or even lower. Only those willing to be vocal about it responded, but I know many parents and volunteers involved in Scouting who support (or certainly don’t oppose) lifting the ban.

Both surveys had sections where you could include a comment. The GSL Council page didn’t limit the word count, so here is what I included with my survey:

fcsbWhen I teach my Webelos Den about the First Class Scout badge, we talk about how the fluer de lis was at one time, the symbol for the North point of a compass, and that indicates a Scout always points true. That the eagle on the front represents the United States, that the ribbon below is shaped like a smile, because a Scout is cheerful, and that the knot at the bottom is to remind us to always do a good turn daily. But the one part I make them pay special attention to are the two stars on either side of the eagle. Those stars stand for truth and knowledge, and that without seeking those every day, you have no hope of following the Scout oath or law, since how can you do your duty if you don’t know what it is? How can you be trustworthy if you don’t know what that means?

I believe this knee-jerk reaction to the BSA’s decision in this state is not based on truth and knowledge, but on fear. Fear of change, fear of acceptance, and fear of being wrong. But a Scout is Brave, and we need to be brave as well.

Despite the popular belief in this state and country, no one chooses to be gay. I don’t know this personally, but I do know it from friends and family members that I have spoken to and sought to understand who are gay. The majority of the time, the following is the case: When a boy discovers he is gay, it is the worst time in his life and he is often afraid. Afraid of telling his peers for fear of ridicule or bullying, afraid of telling his parents for fear of rejection, and often afraid of admitting it to himself out of self loathing. Now ask yourself, why on Earth, when that’s is almost always the case, would a boy choose that for himself? The simplest answer is that they don’t, that is just how they are and we might as well accuse them of choosing the color of their eyes. (more…)


#121 – The LEFT Show – Box of Pastries


#121 The LEFT Show How Many Make A CPAC?

This is it, my little beauties! The last show before we, The LEFT Show family, go on “Vacation.” Vacation, sadly, in The LEFT Show world means lots and lots of work to do, getting current shows re-invigorated, a couple of new shows off the ground, and, if we can find just TWO folks to buy in at the CITIZENS RE-UNITED LEVEL, we can get the call in feature up and running. LIVE CALLS!

Lisa, Brenda, and Forrest join your faithful starship captain, J.M. Bell in another round of talking about the talk aboutable! This one is a Wednesday show that, honestly, redefines the definition of the Wednesday Show. Not kidding, either. Funny doesn’t cover it.

Jason is back with a new Bat Sh@t Crazy all about those pesky racists at CPAC.

This week’s linkage!

70 year old twin prostitutes from Amsterdam are retiring
Coulter Attacks Bill Clinton and Sandra Fluke at CPAC: Calls Clinton ‘Forcible Rapist’
Sarah Palin Drinks Big Gulp During CPAC Speech: ‘Shoot, It’s Just Pop!’
Mitt Romney is now the Andy Dick of the Republican Party
CPAC – Slavery Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks –
Trump a right-leaning tower at CPAC –
5 Crazy Things We Learned At CPAC –
Ten reasons why Ronald Reagan would be persona non grata at CPAC 2013
Normal Shit … well …. 
My SEcond Favorite –
My SCIENCE FAVORITE –  Higgs boson –
WTF? Ted Cruz Slams Medicare Cuts In Paul Ryan’s Budget –
Lightning Round
Rand Paul, Ted Poe Seek Census Religion Law That Already Exists –
After Sandy Hook, NRA Told Gun Makers LaPierre Would Handle It –
Man kills self in front of children at Bellevue gun-safety class –
Hannity Is ‘So Upset That the Economy Is Rebounding’
Woman On Hannity Gets Hate-Tweet: ‘I Hope You Get Raped And Your Throat Slit’

#88 – The LEFT Show – Election Night LIVEish

Well, folks, here it is. The LEFT Show’s Election Night show. Yeah, about that …

It’s … well, a total mess. No kidding. It took this long just to make it listenable. That aside, however, it’s pretty funny, we have some special guests, kind of, A LOT of us getting stood up, and some drunken guests, and a lot of cheering voices and other things.

It’s worth a listen, as it’s the shortest episode in The LEFT Show’s history. Seriously.

Oh, and Jason forgot to do a Bat Sh@t Crazy … so … there’s that.


#88 The LEFT Show Election Night

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