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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 …

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Here are your links, lovely monkeys!

Warp Drive and ‘Star Trek’: Physics of Future Space Travel  http://bit.ly/10JfCcR
Iron in Egyptian relics came from space  http://bit.ly/10Jg6Q7
Scientists fear female libido booster too effective  http://bit.ly/10Jg0rS
Krugman: ‘This Is A Time To Get Really, Really Angry’  http://bit.ly/10JgmyF
Alabama Pastor Bans Boy Scouts for Supporting ‘Sinful Lifestyle’ of Gay Scouts  http://bit.ly/10JgcHD
FBI investigating suspicious letter to Obama that might contain ricin  http://wapo.st/10Jf9XY
What TransCanada’s CEO Is Not Saying About The Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline  http://bit.ly/10JgiyK
GMO Truthers need to be kicked out of the Progressive movement  http://bit.ly/10Jgm1r
Megyn Kelly Destroys Fox Pundit For Views On Working Moms: http://bit.ly/10Jgga7
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128 The LEFT Show – The Perry Weep [FIXED]

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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 http://on.msnbc.com/17qYaec
BAD GOVERNMENT
Gov. Rick Perry ‘disgusted’ by cartoon mocking lack of regulations in Texas http://bit.ly/17qYl9p
FAA suspends employee furloughs, bill held up by typos http://nbcnews.to/17qYg5N
Keystone Pipeline Will Create Only 35 Permanent Jobs, Emit 51 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Carbon http://bit.ly/17qYI3J
Trauma Centers Saved Hundreds Of Lives In Boston Last Week, So Why Are We Shutting Them Down? http://bit.ly/17qYObB
http://youtu.be/_aYzQb6cc5E  RIP Christina Amphlett
Shatner calls out Star Trek writers in hilarious Twitter exchange http://bit.ly/17qYUjJ
Akin Says He’s Relived ‘Legitimate Rape’ Remarks ‘Too Many Times’ http://bit.ly/17qZm19
GOP JESUS
CAND #1 – Christian fundamentalists are driving our country into the Dark Ages http://bit.ly/17qXEgf
CAND #2 – 2nd child of Pa. couple dies after only praying  http://bit.ly/17qXIg8
The KSL News Not News Story of the Week!
Llama meat trendy, but makes some hesitate http://bit.ly/17qYZnm
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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…)

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#121 – The LEFT Show – Box of Pastries

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#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  http://bit.ly/ZAJ818
CPAC
Coulter Attacks Bill Clinton and Sandra Fluke at CPAC: Calls Clinton ‘Forcible Rapist’ http://bit.ly/ZALDAj
Sarah Palin Drinks Big Gulp During CPAC Speech: ‘Shoot, It’s Just Pop!’ http://bit.ly/131ExuM
Mitt Romney is now the Andy Dick of the Republican Party  http://politi.co/131FwLB
CPAC – Slavery Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks - http://bit.ly/131FKCq
Trump a right-leaning tower at CPAC - http://bit.ly/131FPpN
5 Crazy Things We Learned At CPAC - http://bit.ly/131FEuF
Ten reasons why Ronald Reagan would be persona non grata at CPAC 2013  http://bit.ly/131FC63
Normal Shit … well …. 
My SEcond Favorite - http://nyti.ms/131GpUp
My SCIENCE FAVORITE –  Higgs boson - http://bit.ly/131Gyak
WTF? Ted Cruz Slams Medicare Cuts In Paul Ryan’s Budget - http://bit.ly/131GszH
Lightning Round
Rand Paul, Ted Poe Seek Census Religion Law That Already Exists - http://huff.to/131FVxx
After Sandy Hook, NRA Told Gun Makers LaPierre Would Handle It - http://bit.ly/131FZNH
Man kills self in front of children at Bellevue gun-safety class - http://bit.ly/131GGXo
Hannity Is ‘So Upset That the Economy Is Rebounding’ http://bit.ly/131GirP
Woman On Hannity Gets Hate-Tweet: ‘I Hope You Get Raped And Your Throat Slit’ http://bit.ly/131GNlK
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#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.

LISTEN IN, MEAT PUPPETS!

#88 The LEFT Show Election Night

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#86 – The LEFT Show – Muahahaha!

Bill Frost joins JM Bell, Forrest Shaw and Sgt. Jake in studio for another spectacular episode.

The lovely and talented Tina Fey has a temper tantrum that we approve of, and we break down more of Jason Chaffetz’s  insane, deceptive, and misleading talk on Libya. And more Chaffetz and Issa silliness with dropping secrets on television in the Grand Old Tradition of the GOP. Oh, and some more Chaffetz duplicity on cutting the Embassy security budget, then whining about there not being enough security, then saying that there’s no correlation between the two. Idiot.

The whole GOP Navy SEALs meme thing is mostly utter bullsh*t, but that doesn’t stop the GOP talking about it, and there’s some fun Halloween stuff. I think. I can’t remember.

AND THE GOP COLOR CODED RAPE ADVISORY CHART! 

All this and more!

#86 The LEFT Show BOOO!

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