Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Podcast: No Hyperbole Allowed (Episode 17)

17 episodes...that's a lot.

Rich wasn't able to take part in this week's podcast due to his full legal docket and law school reunion at Geraldo's bar. He's pretty busy these days, so if you'd like to be a guest host, feel free to submit a YouTube video with something interesting and thought-provoking, and who knows, maybe you can be world famous like Rich and Colin.

This week, Colin welcomes his old high school buddy (prep school chum, really), Dan Hughes. Dan is on the podcast to discuss the recent debate over gay marriage and President Obama's show of support, as well as the harsh reaction that people had to both the president's decision, in the form of opposition, and the animosity shown to the state of North Carolina by gay marriage supporters.

Dan's kind of an expert because he's very smart, very well educated (at the US Congress' Page Program, Portsmouth Abbey, Harvard College, and Georgetown Law) and pretty gay, so it's kind of like when we talk about black people stuff and invite our black friends on. Or when we ask Rich about Jeremy Lin since it rhymes with "Min." Or when we talk about Irish-Cuban-English-Italian issues and consult with Colin.

Topics include Dan's background, geopolitics, US history, European history, the law, gay marriage referenda, President Obama's "evolving" positions, the state of the Republican Party, Islamofascism and terrorism, and some other stuff. It's fairly clear from listening that Dan is smarter than Colin and that's ok with Colin.

To support Dan's AIDSWalk fund drive, please click here. Even though he already did it, you can still donate.


  1. I can only hope you get into some discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act considering the impending release of the decision. Elena Kagan, Obama's solicitor general who helps kraft Obamacare, impartial, Clarence Thomas, strict constructionist, biased.

  2. Kraft is a brand, Sean-o. Nice job, Madison Avenue! I agree with your point, btw.

  3. you agree with the term strict constructionist? that's one of the terms like "socialist" that means someone believes in a slightly higher tax rate than a "capitalist" - it's widely misleading and grossly inaccurate. kagan is a prosecutor not charged with legislating (there is a difference you know) while thomas and his wife make a ton of money off of special interest groups that are working against the health care law. the evidence is clear for all to see.

  4. Upheld, I'm shocked. John Roberts joins the democrat appointees.

  5. The House just voted to repeal Obamacare for 33rd time.