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Fishie Hosts Saturday Night Cigar Lounge

I had a great time filling in for Taylor on Saturday Night Cigar Lounge on Vigilant Liberty Radio this week!  Special thanks to Dustin Hoyt for producing and both Dustin and JD Bryden for sitting in with me and playing along for the entire show – I had a blast, guys!

If you missed it, you can listen HERE.  (Due to technical difficulties, the first five minutes only has Dustin’s audio)

For those who noticed that the links were censored in the chat, I have a link roll with the links to everything we talked about.  And SPOILER ALERT: The completed (and highly, unintentionally racist) Madlibs we did are all the way at the bottom of the post.  So if you want to listen first and THEN read them, you have to scroll all the way down.


Texas Pseudoephedrine Laws –

Oberlin Activists Post Creepy Messages –

Oberlin Review – A Love Letter To Ourselves –

What Plato Said About Trigger Warnings –

Raisin Growers Have ‘Takings’ Case Before Supreme Court –

Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases –

Rubio ‘Florida Man’ Headlines:

“Exclusive: Hannity One-on-One with Florida Man”

“Is Florida Man Catholic or What?”

“Photo Emerges of Florida Man Acting Like a High Schooler in High School”

“Florida Man Wants You to Add Him on Snapchat”

“Florida Man Concedes to His Thinning Hair”

Florida Man Acts Like High Schooler In High School –

“Florida Man: God Has a Funny Way of Reminding Us We’re Human”

“Florida Man admits mistake: He’s not Hispanic”

Trump Takes on Jonah Goldberg –

Goldberg Responds –





  • Obama Addresses Tuskegee (WH Press Release)

Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at Tuskegee University because of its legacy as one of America’s top historically  _____slow_____     universities. She will deliver remarks at Oberlin College and King College Prep because of their outstanding ______chickens_____ to two commencement challenges issued by the First Lady last October.

The FAFSA Completion Challenge was directed at high schools, urging them to ______rhetorically_____ share via student-produced video how they are ____trumping_____ (FAFSA) completion rates among their seniors.

The First Lady’s Office received nearly _____7_____ video submissions from ____limousines_____ across the country who are ____bouncing_____  to make attending and completing college a reality for all _____balls_____.



  • Salon: White America’s Gwyneth Paltrow problem: How it’s playing games with the lives of poor people


Many Americans fundamentally believe that one’s income bracket should determine one’s access to _____bowling_____, _____depression_____, and entertainment. The resentment and the lack of empathy that undergirds most of the social policy that emerges from the right prove just how out-of-touch and _____curious_____ such social policy is.

Should ____smelly_____ people not have the right to go swimming? Swimming is an important survival skill. There are large swaths of ____blackened_____ people who do not know how to swim because of long histories of segregated _____condoms_____ and subpar swimming _____pigs_____ in this country.

Essentially, the argument on the right is that _____cars_____ should have no fun, and that because parents cannot make ends meet without assistance, their children should have _____dull_____ childhoods. When these children, who have no productive _____Liz Warren’s teepees____, then get into trouble, they will be unfairly criminalized. It’s a vicious and unnecessary ____Taylor____.




  • Salon: Hillary is playing progressives for fools: Why you shouldn’t believe her populist talk on trade

Both Clinton and then-Sen. Barack Obama made _____cats_____  out of progressive primary voters when it came to trade issues in the 2008 election. Each promised to renegotiate ____the Affordable Care Act_____ if they became _____Mayor of Turdtown_____. This was a big deal ahead of the _____Virginia_____ primary, where trade agreements have ____stumped_____ the working-class economy ____cluelessly_____.

As we know, Obama became ____county commissioner_____ of the United States and appointed Clinton his ____coroner_____. The two of them combined spent approximately ____42____ seconds working to renegotiate NAFTA, but they did push forward on new, _____pink_____, more opaque trade ____canaries_____.




Salon: 9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp


To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in ____Utah____ is hell on Earth. ____Cigars____ are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, ____containment____ doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even speak ____Esperanto____ as their primary language! Those who run around screaming about “American exceptionalism” often condemn countries like ____Italy_____, ____Suriname_____ and _____Equatorial Guinea_____ to justify their ____Nazism_____. ____Sensationally____, the U.S.’ economic deterioration means that many ____Mongolians____ simply cannot afford a trip abroad to see how those countries function for themselves. And often, lack of ____nasty____ travel means accepting clichés about the rest of the world over the reality. And that lack of worldliness clouds many Americans’ views on everything from _____*censored* marriage_____ to ____abortion_____ to ____communal marriage_____.