Episode 08 – The Warmonger Episode



Walter Sobchak opens the show reminding us that Donnie’s out of his element.

Lewayne takes aim at politicians who don’t understand or respect musical artists.

Lady Gaga’s halftime show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txXwg712zw4&t=114s

Guthrie Lyrics http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/This_Land.htm

Gaga Lyrics http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ladygaga/bornthisway.html

Springsteen video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPhWR4d3FJQ

Mellencamp video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOfkpu6749w

Morello Response http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816

Rolling Stone article http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/stop-using-my-song-34-artists-who-fought-politicians-over-their-music-20150708

Music compilation/fundraiser for ACLU’s fights against Trump


We “Slow Burn” through the opening, along with Hitch, Bernie, Donald, and Edward R. Murrow.

Slow Burn” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) edited by Working Class Skeptic and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Lewayne expresses excitement that the US hasn’t yet been nuked, despite Trump’s ongoing effort.


AJ continues the litany of things Trump and his people know fuck-all about, as outlined in the New York Times.


Especially when CHRIS CHRISTIE was his most experienced advisor.

The guys call back to the discussion of the Muslim ban, pointing out that, as expected, it met legal “hurdles” as a judge halts the ban. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tno6wjcsWi0

More from the Times articles reveals that Trump is desperate for validation, despite claiming his presidency is going well, and spends an inordinate time with cable news like CNN… You know, the ones he called “fake” news…

AJ questions whether one can be an effective president if one doesn’t understand the concept of “leadership,” or, if one doesn’t even understand the duties, responsibilities, or restrictions of the presidency.

Lewayne discusses the Trump/O’Reilly pre-game interview, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVox2frrW64, whether a Democrat could’ve said the things Trump said when challenged about Putin, and why there’s no comparison between a Russian despot and America’s checkered history.

AJ feels a sense of hope upon learning that the protests are starting to get to Trump, and the guys encourages America to keep pouring it on, to keep reminding Trump that the majority of America despises him. They also contrast Trump and Hillary’s response to criticism.

The guys let the Trump supporters know that they can break up with him, that it’s safe to stop pretending that the awful shit he’s doing is okay.

Steve Bannon talks about the church militant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVvc2hNVMU and his desire to wage war on pretty much anyone http://www.salon.com/2017/02/06/6-things-steve-bannon-has-declared-war-on_partner/ and the guys have to spend some time talking about him, masculinity, and Bannon’s hand up Trump’s ass.

Trump’s first authorized military operation gets some time, especially since it seems like it was an afterthought… http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/after-raid-yemen-bans-u-s-missions-against-terrorists.html got a bunch of people killed, and apparently missed its target… http://time.com/4662150/yemen-raid-qaeda-al-rimi-trump-audio-fool-white-house/ But, since it was originally (conveniently) Obama’s plan, Trump can wash his hands of it.

Lewayne talks about what military operations mean to the people who are actually impacted by them, Trump tells a bunch of people about how much he loves war https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMArIc5Hn_g, and AJ, despite some audio issues, reminds us that, in both history and fiction, it’s often the gung-ho guy who gets people killed. He also compares Trump to the guys playing GI Joe at the border, and discusses notions of masculinity. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/undercover-border-militia-immigration-bauer

Lewayne talks about what Sun-Tzu actually says about warfare – specifically that the best way to win is do it without warfare.

Which leads to a discussion of Bannon’s elevation to the Security Council, the demotion of the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and that, from all appearances, Trump DIDN’T REALIZE he was promoting Bannon…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-steve-bannon-nsc-national-security-council-order-a7565191.html and what having a white nationalist who loves war will likely mean for real people, especially those in the military or with loved ones in the military.

“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” José Narosky http://www.corpsman.com/2010/11/in-war-there-are-no-unwounded-soldiers-jose-narosky-veterans-day-2010/

Lewayne strenuously encourages the audience to tell the administration, “NO!” when it comes to war, and AJ wraps things up before Lewayne bursts a blood vessel…

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