THIS WEEK – Fuck, Charles Barkley, and Immunity for Missouri Pharmacies. Plus – What Person Could History Have Done Without?
FUCK! Shocked? Offended? You’re probably not an atheist. The Herd’s hypothesis: If you’re a freethinker, “fuck,” “shit,” “cunt,” and all those other four-letter goodies are less likely to affect you than to rile up all those other assholes out there. (0:00)
Fake Christians. That’s how Sir Charles Barkley referred to hypocrites who claim the love of Jesus but can’t seem to extend it to homosexuals and women seeking an abortion. Is Barkley “governor material”? Despite a ban on political talk this week, a debate on the qualifications for political office breaks out. The Herd wonders if Ex is on acid, as he serenades them. And Babs gets a message ... from God. (25:55)
Uh-oh. Here comes Missouri House Bill 1625, exempting pharmacies from legal responsibility if they choose not to fulfill legitimate prescriptions for RU486 and Plan B. Can it be proven that this bill is based on religious belief? We think so but, unfortunately, we’re not on the Supreme Court. (46:00)
The Herd name their least favorite historical characters. We want to hear from you on this. Do you agree with our picks, or do you have a better one? (1:08:00)
Opening Music [00:00]: excerpt from "Another Goddamned Draft"
Bridge Music [14:55]: excerpt from "Disco is Not Dead"
Bridge Music [29:30]: excerpt from "Heathen Boogie"
Bridge Music [46:55]: excerpt from "The Atheist's Hymn"
Bridge Music [1:06:55]: excerpt from "Swing to the Left"
Closing Music [57:20]: excerpt from "As Jazzy As I Get"
(All music: copyright 2008 by Rachel Murie)
This Week's Goddamned Links
Taboo Words: The Columbia Guide to Standard American English
Ex's tribute to “Fuck”
Evo’s Response to Ex
Steven Pinker’s book: The Stuff of Thought
Wolf Blitzer interviews Charles Barkley
Rev. Peterson asks for Barkley to aplogize
Missouri House Bill 1625
NARAL’s Response to Missouri HB 1625
George W. Bush
Emperor Constantine I
Saul of Tarsus
The Inventor of Religion