Episode 056 – Paris, Syrian Refugees, and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Photo by Christiaan Triebert
Photo by Christiaan Triebert

Links to Stories We Covered in This Episode:

Who Were the Paris Attackers?

President Obama Calls Rejection of Syrian Refugees a “Betrayal of Our Values”

6 Reasons to Welcome Refugees after Paris

What we know so far about attacks in Paris

Paris attacks: Authorities hunt for a French national – CNN.com

After Paris, right-wing media launches new war on reason, reality

And so the hate speech begins: Let Paris be the end of the right’s violent language toward activists

Nightmare in Paris: Democracy is under attack, and the right makes common cause with ISIS

Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look at ourselves

Why our conversations about Paris have been broken from the start

The Exploitation of Paris

‘Ne Vous Laissez Pas Manipuler’ AKA #StayWoke

What ISIS Really Wants

Now the truth emerges: Here’s how the US fueled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

We created Islamic extremism: Those blaming Islam for ISIS would have supported Osama bin Laden in the ’80s

Bush’s war created this mess, GOP neocons would make it worse: The point the Democratic debate failed to make

A New Use for Facebook’s Safety Check

Facebook Is the Best Place to Say You’re OK During a Crisis. Is It the Right Place?

Meet the real hackers waging war on ISIS

DNC Chair Freaks Out After Andrea Mitchell Actually Fact-Checks Hillary

Charlie Sheen Just Announced He Is HIV-Positive, Was Diagnosed Four Years Ago

LOOK: Shoppers Saw What Was Hanging In Walmart, Immediately Accuse Store Of Racism

New York Jets, Buffalo Bills jerseys problematic for colorblind fans

Texas A&M Aggies sue Indianapolis Colts over use of ’12th Man’ trademark

Texas A&M suing the Indianapolis Colts for trademark infringement

Anonymous Group Petitions to Have the ‘T’ Removed From ‘LGBT’

The People Who Brought You “Period Underwear” Now Have a Line for Men Who Menstruate

Boy, 9, could face sexual harassment charges over love note – NY Daily News

USDA May Lift 44-Year-Old Ban on Haggis

Woman wins right to wear colander in driver’s license photo | Fox 59

Pastafarian can wear strainer on head in license photo

Ex-porn star OK’d to wear colander in DMV photo

Stan Lee-Mike O’Hearn Has Been Cast As Prince Adam In The Upcoming ‘He-Man Masters Of The Universe’

IMDb: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’ to Get Remake

Screenwriter Takes Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad To Pitch His Version Of DIE HARD 6 | Nerdist

David Hasselhoff Changes Name to David Hoff — Vulture


Stories We Had Ready for the Show But Didn’t Get To:

How the world loved the swastika – until Hitler stole it – BBC News

Backlash over Clinton saying she tried to join Marines | MSNBC

Martin O’Malley: Net migration from Mexico was 0 in 2014 | PolitiFact

Right-Wing Media Deny Link Between Climate Change And Rise Of ISIL

The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face

Joe’s Crab Shack rolls out no-tipping policy, believed to be first national chain to do so

Joe’s Crab Shack Believes Getting Rid Of Tipping Will Be Good For Workers And Business

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