Apostates on the Fringe
Apostates on the Fringe
Apostates on the Fringe
Atheist and Political News hosted by Sam, Alistair, and Dustin.
Episode 82 - Wonton Killers!
In this Episode: Preaching from a Bible verse, Lauren Boebert got stumped by the meaning of “wanton killing” Multiple people injured during Montgomery County Bomb Squad training exercise at SCI Phoenix in Skippack Township: police Migrants on Martha's Vineyard flight say they were told they were going to Boston Texas sends two buses of migrants to vice president’s residence in Washington Biden says tentative railway labor deal has been reached, averting a strike Joint GOP Letter Condemning Student Loan Forgiveness Video shows moment Colorado man shot dead by cops after car crash Consider becoming a patron to support the show over at Patreon.com!
Sep 18
1 hr 12 min
Episode 81 - Ding Dong the Queen is Dead!
In this episode: Queen Elizabeth II has died DOJ to appeal special master ruling, arguing classified documents aren't Trump's 'personal records' A hurricane that just made landfall in Mexico is triggering flood concerns in parts of southern California California’s grid holds up another night and avoids rolling blackouts here Sarah Palin adopts Trumpworld strategy of claiming possible election fraud after losing her House race in Alaska Devilish Danny DeVito Cartoon Sparks GOP Satanic Panic Government can't mandate coverage for drugs that prevent HIV infections, Texas federal judge rules Oath Keepers members list includes military, law enforcement, politicians Ex-soldier said he enlisted in the Army to become 'more proficient in killing' Black people, authorities allege Warner Bros. Discovery seeks to remove all diversity from HBO Max After ruling, TN universities must remove references that Title IX law protects LGBTQ+ Virginia district may ask trans students to show 'criminal records' to use the bathroom Consider becoming a patron to support the show over at Patreon.com
Sep 11
1 hr 14 min
Episode 80 - The GOP is Sacrificing Cities
In this episode: J.K. Rowling's new book is about a YouTube cartoonist who gets doxxed by online trolls The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, has gotten so bad, the city temporarily ran out of bottled water to give to residents 43% of Americans Say a Civil War Is At Least Somewhat Likely in Next 10 Years Trump's seized passports could be a problem for him, legal experts say Trump shares barrage of QAnon content and other conspiracy theories on his social media platform Oath Keepers’ lawyer arrested and charged in connection to Capitol riot Ohio police release bodycam video after officer fatally shoots Black man Please consider becoming a patron to support the show over at Patreon.com
Sep 4
1 hr 9 min
Episode 79 - Papa Biden Makes Conservatives Cry
In this episode: Far-right GOP candidate Laura Loomer refuses to concede after losing Florida primary, alleging voter fraud Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘swatted’ for second time in two days, police say 3 things you need to know about Biden's student loan announcement Tennessee's near-total abortion ban goes into effect Thursday. Here's what to know about the law How a Tennessee law could limit students from classroom books as teachers scramble to catalog each one Trump sues to block DOJ from reviewing materials FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago until watchdog appointed Andrew Tate banned from YouTube, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram Quiet quitting is the latest workplace trend, but it doesn’t mean what you think Florida deputy resigns after pulling gun on pregnant Black mother during traffic stop Become a patron today to support the show over at Patreon.com!
Aug 28
1 hr 13 min
Episode 78 - Too Immature For Healthcare
In this episode: MGT is back in the news again, this time being mocked for suggesting solar and wind do not work after dark, segueing into the right's despair into electric vehicles becoming the future. Norway euthanizes 1,300lb "celebrity walrus" Freya, because people just could not stay away, and deemed her a threat to human safety. A Florida court rules that a 16 year old teen is not "mature enough" to have an abortion in another attempt to force births. After the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-A-Lago, Trump is stoking the flames and angering supporters to drive substantial donations, cause violent threats towards FBI, and hoping for a civil war. There has been some rhetoric about not charging Trump because of the repercussions which we are fiercely against. By and large the right are only parroting talking head points from Fox News rather than researching the actual facts and law regarding his criminal actions regarding the classified materials. Our ACAB of the week is a local story, Chief Noel released report clearing all officers in the killing of Anthony Thompson Jr. of any wrongdoing, meaning no corrective action or training to prevent future incidents. Please help support the show by becoming a patron over at Patreon.com! Links to the articles: Marjorie Taylor Greene mocked for suggesting solar and wind energy don’t work at night Norway euthanizes beloved 1,300-pound walrus named Freya Florida court says teen is not 'mature' enough to have an abortion Trump rakes in millions off FBI search at Mar-a-Lago Pennsylvania man arrested and accused of threats against FBI after Mar-a-Lago search Trump warns 'terrible things are going to happen' if the country's temperature isn't cooled KPD announces findings following Austin-East officer-involved shooting investigation
Aug 21
1 hr 13 min
Episode 77 - Don't Drink Rain Water
In this episode: Tommy Lee gets to post his d*ck on Facebook for hours without consequences, leaving users wondering about their guideline consistencies. We urge users to not use Facebook to communicate as it is not secure. Biden has had a great week getting key legislation passed through house and senate, however the GOP block insulin caps from the Inflation Reduction Act. We cover the results of the Knox County elections, and further woes brough on by Randy Boyd and the baseball stadium that no one wants. Trump has had a bad week with taxes being authorized for release, civil suits in NY, and of course the bombshell FBI warrant search. A few Alex Jones updates following last week's episode. EPA releases report showing that due to chemicals released, rain water is not safe to drink. And lastly, a very odd ACAB of the week, police in L.A. "determine" that a body found hanging and on fire was "likely a sewerslide". Please help support the show by becoming a patron over at Patreon.com! Links to the articles: Facebook turned over chat messages between mother and daughter now charged over abortion Republicans block cap on insulin costs for many Americans from Democratic deal Proposal to grow Knoxville stadium tax district introduced Court Rules Democrats Can Have Donald Trump's Tax Returns FBI search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home tied to classified material, sources say Justice Department moves to unseal search warrant used to seize documents from Trump's home Police shoot dead armed man who tried to breach Ohio FBI building A jury finds Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages More Bad News for Alex Jones: The Jan. 6 Committee Now Has His Texts Rainwater unsafe to drink due to chemicals: study LAPD - Body found on fire hanging in a tree likely a suicide
Aug 14
1 hr 8 min
Episode 76 - “Do You Know What Perjury Is?”
In this episode: Mostly good news this week! Kansas overwhelmingly voted to keep abortion access legal in their state. Alex Jones must pay $4.1M to the parents of Sandy Hook with punitive damages still pending. We also have some hilarious clips to play from the trial as the plaintiffs lawyer informs Jones that his attorney mistakenly sent him 3 years of texts and emails. Some bad news ...WarnerBrothers Discovery and HBO MAX are merging into a single streaming service, with potential disastrous results as the streaming wars deepen. Back to good news, the republican Senate finally agreed to pass the PACT Act after derailing it last week just to piss off the democrats. It's election day in TN (at the time of record) and we cross our fingers but brace for the worst. Insurrectionist Guy Reffitt receives the harshest sentence yet, after being turned in by his son, with a 7 year prison sentence. Our ACAB is still somewhat good news as 4 officers involved in Breonna Taylor's murder are charged by the Garland Justice Department. Become a patron to support the show today over at Patreon.com! Links to the articles: “Do you know what perjury is?” Judge Maya Guerra Gamble reprimanded right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones HBO Max and Discovery+ will combine into a single streaming service Senate passes veterans health bill after Republicans cave in to pressure Texas militia member sentenced to more than 7 years in most severe punishment in Capitol riot case Four current, former Louisville police officers federally charged in Breonna Taylor’s death
Aug 7
1 hr 1 min
Episode 75 - Necrobotics
In this episode: A slow news week, so Dustin gets to nerd out about random science shit. Up first, Necrobotics! Rice University scientists reanimate dead spiders to function as robotic gripping claws...for some reason other than they can. More climate change news, with a Science.org article showing an adverse reaction to cleaner air. But Joe Manchin reverses course from our previous episode and strikes a deal with Schumer for a bill package that includes $369Bn for climate initiatives. Steven Bannon said the quiet part out loud, that the claim the election was stolen was absolutely pre-planned in detail. Trump also seeks to appeal the ruling that he is not immune from civil lawsuits regarding the Jan 6 insurrection. In more science nerd shit, China launched a rocket and a 20+ ton booster is in an uncontrolled descent to earth and will hit this Saturday. In our ACAB: 2 men bribed a jail officer to get the key to the cells to rape and assault several women. And lastly, Matt Gaetz is a complete misogynistic piece of shit again and thinks only attractive people should have rights. Testing to see who reads show notes. Please comment on the Facebook post regarding this episode if you read these and find the links helpful and convenient! Become a Patron and support the show! Links to the articles Scientists reanimate dead spiders as robot gripping claws In a paradox, cleaner air is now adding to global warming Manchin, in Reversal, Agrees to Quick Action on Climate and Tax Plan Trump is asking an appeals court to give him immunity from civil lawsuits linked to the January 6 Capitol riot 25-ton Chinese rocket debris will fall to Earth around July 31, experts predict ‘Night of terror’: Female inmates raped when male detainees bribed guard, lawsuit says Matt Gaetz says "women who look like a thumb" shouldn't complain about abortion rights
Jul 31
54 min
Episode 74 - Humanity Faces Sewerslide Over Climate Crisis
In this week's episode: Two quick brief updates from previous episodes. A judge grants twitter an expedited 5 day trial against Elon Musk in October, and the abortion doctor in Indiana is taking steps to sue the AG of Indiana for defamatory statements. In our main story, Knoxville and surrounding areas experienced extreme weather, as well as the rest of the world as UN Secretary General says humanity is "facing a collective suicide over climate crisis". The House of Reps pass two bills attempting to codify them into law. The first being same sex, interracial, and inter-faith marriage, with 157 republicans voting against the bill. The second protecting the right to contraceptives, with all but 10 republicans voting against the measure. When there's a mass shooting in Indiana, the conversation shifts from 'thoughts and prayers' to solely praising a 'good guy with a gun' because it finally fits their narrative and going so far as to even praise their god for it. Lastly, another round of multiple ACAB of the week stories with some of the most egregious behavior because cops "feared for their lives". Become a Patron and support the show! Links to the articles Judge orders October trial for lawsuit between Elon Musk and Twitter Indiana's AG could face a lawsuit by the abortion provider for 10-year-old rape victim Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief Democrats reluctantly coalesce around Manchin’s climate-less offer on Biden bill Armed bystander shot and killed Greenwood Park Mall shooter in just 15 seconds Denver police injure 5 bystanders in LoDo while shooting man who allegedly pointed gun at officers Man says he was beaten by Oakland police in his home Video shows Southern California police shooting a Black man as he ran away
Jul 24
1 hr 28 min
Episode 73 - That's a Great K/D
In this episode: Up first, Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to continue with plans to purchase the company while also accusing him of "trashing" it. Surveillance footage from Uvalde shooting is released and causes additional outrage, with "the sounds of screaming children has been removed". Indiana's AG is investigating the Dr. that performed an abortion on a 10 year old rape victim. Sen. Josh Hawley is taken to task by law professor Khiara Bridges after a transphobic line of questioning. Early voting for the August election is going on now in Tennessee and we prep you on the anti-union amendment being introduced on the November ballot. Our ACAB is all local, with KCSO failing to investigate or properly report on a high speed chase ending in the deaths of two teens. KPD's new police chief Paul Noel seeks to break the "blue wall of silence" and train cops to intervene and report on the actions of other police. And lastly, the City Council voted to install a "Real Time Crime Center" with multiple cameras around the city constantly surveilling in an effort to "target violent crime" Become a Patron and support the show! Links to the articles Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to buy the company — while accusing him of 'trashing' it Exclusive video from inside Uvalde school shows officers' delayed response to mass shooting Indiana attorney general says he is investigating doctor who treated 10-year-old rape victim Law professor Khiara Bridges calls Sen. Josh Hawley's questions about pregnancy 'transphobic' Even after two teens died in a police chase, Knox County Sheriff's Office didn't investigate pursuit Knoxville’s new top cop aims to break the ‘blue wall of silence’ ‘It feels like Big Brother’ — Knoxville City Council debates police camera surveillance
Jul 17
1 hr 23 min
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