Episode 0015: The state is horrible.

This is a very special episode of is horrible, because Chris has taken the week off where Vinny stages a violent coup to take over the show, probably under the influence of stand-in co-host Danny Chadwick. Topics of discussion are all over the place, but aside from the general disdain for the state, they talked about Stefan Molyneux (whom they both see as an idol), war, the crutch of needing “government,” Donald Trump, how the FBI has magically figured out how to get into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, and we even dabble in LGBT stuff.  Well not us, just stories. Don’t worry.  It’s a family show, in spite of how many f-bombs got dropped.

  1. Georgia decides it doesn’t want to be North Carolina


On Monday morning, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that he will veto HB 757, an explicitly anti-gay “religious liberty” bill vehemently opposed by Georgia’s business community. The measure would have allowed taxpayer-funded government agencies—including adoption agencies, homeless shelters, and drug counseling centers—to refuse service to gay individuals and same-sex couples. It also contained provisions undermining local LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances, allowing hospitals to refuse treatment to LGBT people, and legalizing anti-LGBT employment discrimination.

North Carolina, however, now says the law can’t “force” anyone to recognize trans people as the gender they present as…

The American Civil Liberties Union and advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit today in response to a controversial North Carolina law that opponents say discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The law, approved last week by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory, bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificate. It also prevents North Carolina cities and counties from establishing ordinances that extend protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity to restaurants, hotels and stores.

Basically the gist is thus: businesses can establish bathroom policies as they see fit.  The municipalities they fall within, however, cannot mandate bathroom policies.  This is supposed to increase liberty or something.  I dunno.

Also now, because of their idiocy, this person will be using the female bathroom.  Because vagina.

  1. Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action


The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.’s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world’s leading technology companies.

Vinny – My personal pet theory, shared by a friend of mine, is that they didn’t actually do it, they just said they did because they knew they weren’t going to get anything out of it anyway but also realized they would never win a court case so rather than look bad in court, they just cut their losses.

Danny – This is my feeling as well.

  1. Trump aide charged with misdemeanor battery vs. ex-Breitbart reporter


Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump campaign manager, was charged this morning with misdemeanor battery after allegations of forcefully grabbing a reporter at a Jupiter news conference, town police confirmed this morning.

  1. Utah gov. signs bill requiring anesthesia in certain abortions


Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that requires doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion 20 weeks into their pregnancy or later — the first law of its kind in the USA.


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