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This week on Middle Theory, we break down Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony before Congress, as well as Donald Trump’s recent strikes against Syria.
With Mr. McNonymous having been recently tapped for mandatory pre-marriage counseling, Matthew Oakley joins Micah as the gents begin looking at recent items in the news pertaining to Friday the 13th, which includes the passing of late-night radio icon Art Bell. In remembering “The Art of Talk,” we revisit one of the most controversial segments on Bell’s program from the 1990s, and the questions that still pertain to it decades later.
Also, it seems that President Donald Trump isn’t the superstitious type, since Friday the 13th didn’t deter him from issuing a strike on Syria, in response to recent chemical attacks apparently carried out by the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Syria’s allies in Russia are blaming Britain for the attack, apparently citing historic ties to “false flag” operations and covert CIA programs like the 1953 coup that removed Mohammed Mossadeq in Iran. Also, could it be that Assad may have found a “loophole” by using chemical agents that aren’t recognized by the UN in existing chemical weapons conventions?
Then moving on to Mark Zuckerberg’s recent appearance before Congress, we look at the unusual exchanges between the Tech Bro in chief, and members of Congress and Senate who seemed to relish hammering him about everything from the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, to insinuations of political favoritism. Finally, we wrap up the program with a quick view from Bill Maher, who disagrees with recent calls to boycott conservative host Laura Ingraham’s program, as well as a few quotes from former FBI Director James Comey, whose new book takes some opportune jabs at Donald Trump and bizarre allegations about his escapades with hookers in Moscow prior to his election as President.
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- Rune Erickson
- Megan Bean
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Finally, here are links to stories addressed on this week’s program:
- SYRIAN CHEM TALES
- Syria ‘chemical attack’: France’s President Macron ‘has proof’
- Russia blames UK for Syria chemical attack that killed dozens, many of them children
- Russia says Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged
- BREAKING: Trump Announces Strikes on Syria
- Here’s a list of all the times Trump warned against getting involved in Syria
- Russia, Iran denounce US-led strikes against Syria
- Putin brands Syria air strikes an ‘act of aggression’, warns of ‘consequences’ over raids
- US reportedly notified Israel strikes on Syria 12-24 hours earlier
- The Latest: Turkey’s president calls Syria strikes ‘correct’
- BILL HATES BOYCOTTS
- Bill Maher doesn’t like Laura Ingraham. He hates the boycott of her show even more.
- MID: ALL ZUCKED UP
- Why Mark Zuckerberg didn’t want to talk about your data
- Mark Zuckerberg’s second day in Congress: Here are the key points you need to know
- Mark Zuckerberg and the Tale of Two Hearings
- What to make of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony
- COMEY COMES TO TOWN
- GOP campaign seeks to brand Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump
- President Trump denounces James Comey as ‘untruthful slime ball’ in response to book
- The 11 most eye-opening lines in James Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty,’ ranked
When you understand words everyone sounds stupid…
Is it his fault (MCnony) the last two shows he wasn’t on are the best shows you two have ever done?
Society gun Micah that’s why there is more divorce, but that gun is pointing at something else…….now
some people do the opposite what am I without all this Mehterialist shit…love, family, monkey chemical make up, it is very scientific you get rid of everything society says you are, all the religion, pop culture, words, labels, they are nothing but weight…skin…suits…removable…This week on the walking dead the last living man on earth who is chained to every dead zombie mankind could produce reaches for the key one inch away….uuuuuuuuuuuuuuugggggghhh
Let’s not forget democracy had a huge hand in the disgusting role religion played…if people didn’t think “all that” was cool and good and right it all together as one it wouldn’t have went that way…I like to think of it as some poor sucker presented this original religion to the pop and they drew and quartered him and tore his knowledge apart trying to swindle their own kin like spine leeches…and here we are “still”, letting the idiots pretend it isn’t them ruining everything…stomping all over everything together with love…
So you see how until you get off the word sauce your always a junkie…
I just watched Jumanji and then went to the park and literally people are walking talking cliché save points…
Cliché check…we are all just god expressing it self…what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger…I vote for the less of two evils…
So in Star Man 2: Clichés equal pleading the fifth with illegible mumbling…green means go, and four way stops mean whoever stops first says who can go…
They need the David Icke Dictionary…like the urban dic but fer conspiracists…I always like how guys who talk for hours nonstop, for a living, explain their strange experience as ya wow it was and then and you know…nothing suspicious about that? Maybe they are pretending to have a personality…pod people from the land of pubic-zirconium with the personality of wall paper…sent to take yours…
You ever met someone with the personality of wall paper it just peels right off…
you guys talk about this president thing an awful lot I wonder do you really believe in that hooey?
I mean if you were an EMT and you responded to man shot seven times in the face, and you show up and there is some swanky laid back well dressed guy in a suit and a guy under a sheet…
If you were a cop and you responded to armed robber on foot, and you pull up to a dead end alley and there is some guy hurling out of breath blue and a man peacefully meditating…
Now if you showed up to a booth and every time the result was the same…and the guy who claims is running everything looks like he lounges in bath houses getting massages for a living…
Would that be sweet if trump listened to this in his hot tub full of crystal especially the midtro… he just starts hitting random buttons on a phone pre labeled pizza calling up crisis actors, and philosophmorons to do pseudo interviews, smoking cigars, sipping on gin and Juice, where-wolfing his sun glasses at night…Man this show gets me pumped…………………..forget reptilian scales and slit eyes, start checking for peeling corners on necks and around the orifices…especially the moist ones…critters like it wet…
If there is a terror attack Emo Phillips will be there with his bayonet…
Data had a highly developed, well refined, intellectual personality programmed into him by an advanced civilization; and had expounded greatly upon his programing by being involved with rational people facing over and over realities, in boundary and culture traversing, through direct experience and real situations… Zuckerberg didn’t…he’s more of a theory guy living under a pirate rock in squalor as theoretical pc peter panderers…tip toeing around truth cause it hurts “big” feelings…”dainty” because it’s as close to flying as they will ever get…
I want the Alex crying ring tone…or every time my computer gets a new middle theory show notification…I bet a transsexual with a psychologist decree could do wonders on that butch boy…all that man pain…until you put on a dress you are not really addressing your femininity…here are your choices, the Jamie Lee victim survivor prom night dress, the sixteen candles they forgot my birthday dress, or the daddy didn’t love me so I’m a sex symbol for Tonka trucks Marilyn Monroe dress…I did love those Tonka trucks….booohooo…I know you did and it’s nothing to be ashamed of…and I love football more than looking at my wife…Join the club honey…put on the dress…
The reptilian illuminati wanted me to put on the dress but I wouldn’t do it…Alex jones dead at 23 of high blood pressure…
My Aunty gun didn’t run her mouth, she lost her tongue in a gun fight for a 10% off frozen turkey four weeks after Christmas…she lived by the gun till the day she shot off her own trigger finger trying to open an easy tab can of beans with the butt…