Des Moines Women’s March 1/21/17
Photo Credit – Stephanie Keneally 2017
Bernie opens the show by reminding us that Donald Trump is a fraud.
Lewayne fires off a salute to the worldwide Women’s March.
AJ opens the show by announcing that, under the principles of “alternative facts,” we have become the “largest single podcast in the history of human civilization, with more followers than you can comprehend…”
He then brings us back to reality… One in which somewhere around 4 MILLION people PEACEFULLY marched to show their support for women and their opposition to Donald Trump.
Which triggers Donald Trump who sends out Sean Spicer to give what KellyAnne Conway calls “alternative facts,” which prompts a discussion of 1984 and Animal Farm, AJ’s coining of the term, “Trumpwellian,” and why Aron Ra’s definition of “fact” is at odds with the current administration, especially since Spicer says we can “disagree about the facts.”
The guys talk about what people want out of the march, what Trump is already doing to hurt people, both locally and globally, especially women, and how it’s just more of the same old Republican war on women… and why that means we all have to keep up the momentum.
Comparisons to the Tea Party movement are made, and the guys explain the difference between being mad because a black man is in office, and being mad because a president immediately moved to cause people harm, and has advocated criminalizing women’s sexual decisions.
They discuss the responsibility of the press, and Trump’s blatant assault on truth by attempting to make the public doubt what they see, hear, and know, especially if it triggers Trump.
This prompts a visit to South Park’s “Safe Space.”
Followed by a comparison between the leadership styles of Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
AJ argues that the difference is that Trump is operating in America, and we don’t appreciate dictators, we have (for now) a free press, we have Saturday Night Live taking the piss out of Donald every weekend, we have access to information, and we have a lot of motivated angry people.
And we can all do something, even small things, to bring down a monster with a million tiny cuts…