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Kagro in the Morning - August 31, 2015

Today is 100% David Waldman, although surely containing some percentage of bioaccumulated fluoropolymer additives:

David eschews flossing, while embracing other oral hygiene methods.

How does Dick Cheney = George Zimmerman?
How does Dan Snyder = Donald Trump?
Some don’t think Mt. McKinley = Mt. Denali.

Police have a list of terrorist threats, some may be surprising.

David devotes the rest today’s show to discussing Perfluorooctanoic acid - PFOA, AKA “C8”, and the most brazen, deadly corporate gambits in U.S. history.  Dupont was able to keep the toxic effect from the public view, but not the water supply - and your body.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 28, 2015

David Waldman suggests you add “armed standoff”, “lockdown”, “active shooter” and “murder suicide” to your “past 24 hour” Google searches: an enlightening, if not uplifting experience.

Slain reporter’s father, and boyfriend advocate for gun control.

Greg Dworkin reminds us reporting that perpetuates the status quo advocates for the status quo.  Therefore this article is a steaming pile of prevarication.

When Donald Trump destroys the GOP with Hispanics, the Democrats benefit, natch.

Refugees do not cross only the Mexican border, presently there is a global refugee crisis, the biggest since World War II, with much dying and misery, and asylum being established.

President Obama pushes for an Iran deal filibuster, as a divide widens among American Jews.

Greg discusses “Favorable - Unfavorable” polling: We all liked President Carter then too.

Home schooling isn’t regulated, isn’t really defined. Lobby group keeps it that way.

David translates the confusing, but interesting legalese surrounding the case of the kentucky clerk avoiding issuing marriage licenses.  Also - Lawmakers take away people’s health care, send bill to taxpayers.

Further analysis: Does past performance always give us the best predictor of future outcomes?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 27, 2015

David Waldman returns today to talk about the reporting of the tragic murder suicide this week - not these, but this one.

Greg Dworkin calls in to describe the fight between Data VS Narrative in the 2016 race:

TBT: Fred Thompson Wins!  Media “What Ifs?” Biden into the race to construct a clickable narrative.  Hillary Clinton actually is staying steady.

David and Greg pose more match ups: Clinton vs. Trump (Everyone beats Trump).  Clinton vs. the GOP ( Tarring the GOP with the Trump brush).  Hispanic vs. Latino (Greg & David white-splain). Seedy vs. Inspirational (The coverage of the Virginia shooting).

Arliss Bunny hops in to discuss China vs. Inflation (and how its filtered through the media narrative.)  She also analyzes the structure of the Eurozone, quantitative easing (currency war), casino capitalism, what’s really happening worldwide, what that means to the stock market (the betting market), and what that means to us, which is: Apply yourselves to learning fiscal policy, because it’s the tool that makes everything possible!

David considers one side of the debate on the Virginia shooting videos.  He then considers the other side.

Is traditional marriage threatened by weed and the entrepreneurial spirit?

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:26am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 26, 2015

David Waldman, with today's guests Greg Dworkin, Armando, and Joan McCarter, try to make sense of the world:

Man uses efficient, convenient, cheap and easy method of getting attention - the tragedy magnified by its predictability.

Greg helps pull us all back together with a look at today's issues:

Donald Trump wins! Trump deports his first “Mexican” - turns out he’s American.  Over 40 Million listeners discover Trump is awful.  Armando calls in with evidence that this writer is the worst.

Can Donald Trump break the grip of history?  Do rules even apply to him?

David & Joan discuss how narrow your viewpoint becomes when it is through a TV screen.

Joan describes end-to-end GOP-manufactured crises - next up: Planned Parenthood.

Who’s the biggest loony?  David & Joan pick Tom over Ted.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 25, 2015

Armando and David Waldman’s birthday is today, August 25Scott Anderson's birthday is tomorrow, August 26!  What are the odds of that?!?

Greg Dworkin looks for trouble, finds it everywhere, reveals who is diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.


Scott Walker, skating on thin ice, falls on his face, stretching metaphor in process.


Obama’s second term is shaping 2016 race.  Donald Trump shapes it even huger and more classy, but not as a populist.


Armando wonders why in the world Joe Biden would run for president now.


David returns to Black Lives Matter’s Campaign Zero, for a step by step analysis


Rosalyn MacGregor reports from Michigan:

Residents get to curse in front of women, Todd Courser situation remains NSFW, although he thinks about resignation.  Road funding and marijuana still frowned upon.

Direct download: August_25_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 24, 2015

The following can be used as a review if you just listened to Kagro in the Morning, but a preview if you have not!


Why wait for history to be written, when David Waldman and Greg Dworkin will tell you RIGHT NOW:


Donald Trump is winning! Good, long read in New Yorker describes how and why.
Trump’s nativist bandwagon pulls into Alabama with the ghost of George Wallace. Alabama - the test kitchen of failed recipes. George Will has sad.  Scott Walker tries again.


Chris Christie fades into darkness.  But, don’t lose sight of Sam Brownback!


The Obama Method proving itself, the Cotton Method not helpful.


Black Lives Matter steps forward with Campaign Zero.


Man hits a drone with his t-shirt, and is cracked down upon.

David analyses the police use of the anti-terrorist device “Stingray” - secretly used without a warrant on petty crimes, although actively useable for cell phone jamming, encryption code breaking, and more - which could of course be a problem.

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 21, 2015

David Waldman shares a recipe for the most phallic possible food-on-a-stick. No, really. Along with thoughtful, in-depth political, constitutional, and polling analysis and discussion. Really.

Greg Dworkin: Donald Trump wins! And wins. And Democrats lose, even if Hillary Clinton wins.

But, that doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton is a loser.

Presidential regrets, they had a few.

Nuclear stuff, climate, are among things scientists smart about.

David examines the long history of and battles to repeal Birthright Citizenship.

Undercover police regularly spy on Black Lives Matter.

Algorithms regularly spy on you.

Woman being attacked by dog, so police taze & shoot her.

Bull penises - not just for humans!

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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 20, 2015

David Waldman invites you to check out Deez Nuts, gives advice on how to manage a large endowment, and even examines some very interesting polls with Greg Dworkin: Joe Biden wins!

Greg reminds us that unalienable rights are fragile and could evaporate with the next shuffle of the supreme court. Trump ideas are not new, and have been under the surface for a while. "Certain Loser" lawsuit against the president strengthened by a supreme court decision.

A Republican president won't touch Obamacare.

Steve King'€™s big mouth finally cost him something.  

Are Deez Nuts a real challenge to Donald Trump?

Professor, Author Ian Reifowitz is David's guest and discusses the philosophical and practical reasons of where and when to invest your votes and political support.

How low will Iran Deal opponents go?

Direct download: August_20_2015.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 19, 2015

David Waldman today covers the entire gamut from principled birthers to extreme extremists: Guy decides to guard a muslim-free gun shop and finds the exact target to bulls-eye in under 20 minutes! Eagle One sad to be painted as hillbilly.

Greg Dworkin rounds up the Horse Race Headlines - then explains how the articles’ contents are completely different: Tightening, surging, landslide or mandate. Favorable, unfavorable, vs don’t know because it’s August?

Greg and Armando analyze the polling data, move Trump from “impossible” to “not impossible.”

What Trump gets about the electorate. Trump coagulates!

What Trump does not get about the Latino electorate.

Armando discusses what classifies as classified.

Joan McCarter comes on when lawmakers are out, but plenty still happening: Hillary Clinton dislikes stupid questions as much as anyone, but unfortunately under different rules.

David & Joan pick the least-phallic-food-on-a-stick. The West burns! Fires can be caused by target practice - especially with flamethrowers.

Planned Parenthood finally goes on offense.

Donald Trump done with the loser amendment - is followed by the herd.

Direct download: August_19_2015_64.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 11:45am EDT

Kagro in the Morning - August 18, 2015

David Waldman’s Kagro in the Morning 1/2 off Back-to-School Special!


What’s up with Salon, anyway?


Greg Dworkin, perhaps sensing the oncoming streaming crash on today’s show, calls in early to discuss his round up of topics:


Donald Trump will be the nominee if GOP voters decide he’s electable.


Or - Donald Trump will be like Biden and Gore?


Xenophobia is on the ticket.


Birthers would like 4 candidates off the ticket.


How can a contender be regarded as the most interesting man on the political landscape instead of just another vote-grabbing chump?


David discusses and examines the first Black Lives Matter amendment.


Kentucky Governor trolls Virginia.


John Lott poses as women on chat rooms and articles, gets caught twice, keeps his job at Fox.


Misunderstood Icons, George Zimmerman and the Confederate Flag, join forces.

Also, Buzzfeed and Humanoids! All on the complete podcast - listen here if you think you missed any on the live show!

Direct download: August_18_2015.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT