Sat, 11 August 2012
Week of: August 13 – August 20, 2012
Actually, it’s my Mama!
This week I am joined by a very special guest…my mother. :)
Over the past 7+ years of the show, many of you have heard very personal stories about my life growing up, which was instrumental in the development of my world view, personality, humor and opinions. My wildly entertaining (and equally un-PC) Filipino mother had a lot to do with that.
We discuss her life in Manila, her experience as a teenage foreign exchange student in an American high school, her marriage to my father – including the subsequent divorce – and the effect it had on us and my siblings. We also discuss politics, religion, world history and a TON more! This 4 hour conversation taught me a few things that I never knew about her life and views on certain subjects, while also recounting many funny (and often times, embarrassing) stories. :) We have always been very open about discussing our lives, and this personal conversation between mother and son is just another example of that.
She has lived an extraordinary life and traveled the world many times over, so I thought it would be a good time to get her on the show…especially before the old bitch dies and perhaps give myself a chance to lobby for more shit in her will.
Enjoy the show!
Sat, 4 August 2012
Week of: August 6 – August 13, 2012
God, Gays…and Chicken? This week I sink my teeth into the meaty controversy surrounding comments made by Chick-fil-A President, Dan Cathy, which re-ignited (yet another) public debate over the topic of gay marriage.
Social media exploded when Cathy told an online Southern Baptist publication that he and his family-owned restaurant chain are ‘‘guilty as charged’’ for openly — and financially — supporting groups that advocate for ‘‘the biblical definition of a family unit.’’ He later added that the United States is ‘‘inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’’ However, he apparently has no problem with offering his own judgement on the subject of which citizens deserve equal rights under the law…and which do not.
So far the Weather Channel has not reported any recent storm activity fueled by the Wrath-of-God, but I’m keeping a look out…
Although Cathy has every right to express his opinion, the bigger problem lies in the fact that his company financially supports groups that actively seek to deny gay rights and promote intolerance; including “pray the gay away” camps and organizations that strive to prevent homosexuals from obtaining teaching positions or having any contact with children…for fear that their “deviant lifestyle” might rub off on them. Forgive me if some customers might have a problem with their money being spent in that manner.
At the heart of this week’s show, is the debate over whether the personal religious beliefs of an individual (or group of individuals) should apply to anyone other than themselves…especially those who may not share those beliefs. As usual, I have a strong opinion on the matter ;)
Enjoy the show!
Direct download: Aug6.stimulated_boredom_homophobe_chicken_deluxe.mp3
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