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[FIXED] 175 The LEFT Show – Fred Phelps is Dead [FIXED]

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One hundred and seventy five episodes, ladies and gentlemen! The only thing that would have made this better is if Melissa weren’t so concerned with being employed and eating and all that!

So, the 175th episode of The LEFT Show found us in a celebratory mood, and then, like Christmas, Fred Phelps died, and it was time to don our party hats! I really have no hesitation what so ever about crowing when a truly evil person dies – good riddance to bad trash! There is literally nothing I could do, in celebrating the death of Fred Phelps, that could possibly sink to his level.

This is the show, folks! All this, and another round of The LEFT Show presents, The LEFT Show’s GOP Jesus Wanker of the Week!

175 The LEFT Show – Dead, dead, dead!




AUTO PLAY – Fred Phelps, anti-gay Westboro Baptist founder, dies
Fred Phelps Was Reportedly Excommunicated
Westboro founder Fred Phelps’ son reveals the truth about his father’s excommunication
Westboro Baptist Church Responds To Fred Phelps’ Death: ‘Your Dashed Hopes’
Google Earth Finds Woman Trapped On Deserted Island For 7 Years
Astronomers Just Detected the Beginning of the Big Bang
Have physicists finally detected gravitational waves?
Physicist rejoices as he learns his Big Bang theory is correct
Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate
Lemming Suicide Is a Myth That Was Perpetuated by Disney
Syfy Plans Return To Traditional Science Fiction Drama
Creationist Group Demands Airtime on “Cosmos” for Sake of “Scientific Balance”
California GOP Candidate Is Registered Sex Offender
Mock The Goddies! This Week in God
How anti-gay Christians evangelize hate abroad
Was Jesus gay? Probably
Susanne Atanus, Who Blames Gay Rights For Tornadoes, Wins GOP Nomination For Congress
Hilarious Christian College Newspaper Op-Ed Calls Yoga “Demonic”
Hero Judge Tells Bigoted Louisiana Teacher To STFU And GTFO
Ralph Reed: Making divorce harder for women is a ‘better solution’ than food stamps
Federal Judge: Regnerus ‘Entirely Unbelievable And Not Worthy Of Serious Consideration’
Louie Gohmert Wins All Foreign Policy By Debunking Comedy Routine



#6 Tell Me A Story Everett Downing – Sketchbooks and Aftermaths

Catching up with someone who has, in my opinion, actually succeeded in their professional endeavors, is a singularly delightful event. Everett Downing, most recently from Pixar, comic book artist and writer, illustrator, and all around nice guy, answers the phone this week, and we talk about Race and Gender in Comics, the art of coffee, drawing vs writing, old homes, role playing, and Patton Oswald.

#6 Tell Me A Story – When Somebody Loved Me


Everett Links


174 The LEFT Show – They are HEROES!

Danielle Über Alles, from the Hello Sweetie Podcast, braves the unknown and steps down into the Defenestrate Media Studio with JM Bell, Forrest, JC Carter, and Ultimate Bob Easton for another in a continuing series of “How awkward can the boys be when a pretty girl is in the room?” The answer: Very, very awkward. There’s a lot of great stuff in this week’s show, including …. SCIENCE! Boobs! GOP Hagte! and, of course, The LEFT Show presents The LEFT Show’s GOP Jesus Wanker of the Week! Tune in folks!

174 The LEFT Show – CS&DB




Special Guest – Danielle Über Alles  <– No shit! That’s a get, kids!
Hal Douglas, Movie Trailer Voice Over Master, Dead at 89
Gem discovery points to vast oceans deep beneath Earth’s crust
Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds
Oklahoma TV Station Cuts Reference To Evolution In Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’
Science Channel Greenlights Craig Ferguson Series ‘I F-ing Love Science’
Shatner, Tennant, Le Guin, Gaiman and More to Bring You The Real History of Science Fiction
GOP Jesus Wanker of the Week!
CANDIDATE #1 KY churches withhold $7 million from children’s home to force anti-gay policies
CANDIDATE #2 Noah’s Ark Is Being Rebuilt $73 million
“Band of Brothers” WWII Vet Bill Guarnere Dies at 90
House GOP passes bill to force Obama to crack down on legal weed in states that allow it
Conservatives: The Minimum Wage Is Socialism
Virgin CEO Richard Branson explains why LGBTI diversity is good for business
5 Things Red State Liberals Want Blue State Liberals To Know
A Journalist’s Plea On 10th Anniversary Of ‘The Passion Of The Christ’:

#5 Tell Me A Story Troy Hughes – Hot Beer, Cold Women

Youth is fleeting, and, seriously, if you don’t look back on at least some of your life with an amount of regret – small or large – you’re either delusional, or still an insensitive asshole. Joining me on the phone this week is my VERY OLD friend, and fan favorite guest from The LEFT Show (Hey, Chucklehead) Troy Hughes from both Wisconsin and the music project Otolith. Whether it’s looking back at run ins with the police, behavior of the American teenage boy, or dealing with the challenges of fatherhood when you know you have an outstanding karmic balance, this conversation is deep in details, rich with groans, and heady with laughter.

#5 Tell Me A Story – I just don’t fit in



#4 Tell Me A Story Damian Hutchinson – The Con Cons

It used to be a semi-dangerous right of passage, going to a Con. It used to be a smaller, more select, far less mainstream way to spend time, take drugs, fail to achieve coital pairing with a lady, and celebrate one’s dorkdom. The Con. Guest story teller Damian Hutchinson, artist, professor, programmer, and friend from the olden days joined me to chat up days gone by, women we loved who found us silly and mostly harmless, places we loved that exist no longer, and the violent charm of Frenchmen.

Join us, please, as we skip down Reminiscence Boulevard.

#4 Tell Me A Story – and On ‘Till Morning



173 The LEFT Show – Color Me Jesus

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Oh, Monday – you bastard – if it weren’t for The LEFT Show, you’d be totally unbearable. Totally. With The LEFT Show? At least an hour or so, at any rate, right? JM Bell, Robert Easton, and Forrest Shaw wind up and swing for the bleachers!

173 The LEFT Show – Colors!


The TLS Links!

HollyWeird News! 
Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
DC hero John Constantine cast for upcoming show
This Week In Gay crossover 
Adam Baldwin & Nick Searcy’s Twitter Meltdown
Adam Baldwin Is A Shithead
This week in Gay 
State senator tells Anderson Cooper there’s no discrimination in Arizona
When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia
Trail Life USA, Scouting Group Which Excludes Gay Boys, Growing In Popularity
Historical Context
Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91
Inter-dimensional portal to hell opens in Norway—or something like that
Here It Is, The Most Insane News Story Of 2014
Bill Hicks Died 20 Years Ago Today
Bill Watterson Publishes His First Cartoon Since “Calvin and Hobbes” Ended
Bad Capitalism 
Bitcoin Kingpin Admits Everyone’s Money Is Gone
Netflix will pay Comcast to not throttle broadband.
Oops: Dick Cheney Unintentionally Trashes Troops In Attempt To Hit Obama
The 11 Most Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told
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