Posts tagged The Young Turks
Posts tagged The Young Turks
From the “not entirely surprising” file: People spend more time on the internet watching porn than on Amazon, Twitter and Netflix combined
Ana and Cenk review an article anonymously written by a man whose wife is pregnant with twins. The man says they already have a young son, and he and his wife decided to try for a girl to give him a sibling. They did in-vitro fertilization and wound up pregnant with twin boys. He writes:
Two blessings, two bundles of joy. How could you not be happy, you ask? Of course I’m sympathetic to people who can’t get pregnant, or who spend a couple of years trying IVF after IVF. But having kids is a selfish endeavor, and in these cases it’s all very relative and highly personal. In our case, my wife and I know better than to think that life with three children is going to be perfect.
When our first son was born, I was naive. I remember thinking it was going to be nice to be home for a while and have some time off. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Those first six weeks were brutal. Then the colic arrived. Two months later, we were shattered, frazzled, damaged. Two years later, our son was still waking up for hours on end in the middle of the night. Three years later, we still struggle mightily with a boy who’s fiercely strong-willed and seems to inherently know that crying pushes our buttons.
So tell me how this isn’t going to suck. (Did I mention we live in a one-bedroom apartment?) Sure, in ten years I could have close to a starting five of super-athletic, NBA-hopeful alpha males living under my roof smelling up the joint. But right now it’s hard for us to see twins as good news.
Cenk - whose wife gave birth to their second child last October - is unsympathetic: “It’s really hard to have sympathy for this guy. … Twins are hard. I could have sympathy for that. But I don’t have sympathy for this guy, who seems like a total clown.” He also shares the parenting advice he learned from Steve-O.
Ana questions the wisdom of living in a one-bedroom apartment with a difficult child and then getting pregnant AGAIN. But she says she’s glad people are writing articles about how tough it is to have young children.
On tonight’s livestream, the TYT Supreme Court will hand down their ruling in the case of a Seattle woman who was fired for testing positive for marijuana. She says she’s never smoked pot in her life - but her husband is a heavy user, and since they live in a 27-foot trailer, she is regularly exposed to secondhand smoke. Do you believe her? Jump over to our Facebook page and vote in our poll, and tune in to tonight’s show at 9E/6P - streamed live on YouTube!
A student at the University of Connecticut wrote an open letter to the school saying the new Husky Dog logo the school introduced earlier this month shows that the school prioritizes athletics and consumerism over addressing actual issues. Carolyn Luby listed several incidents of athletes being in trouble with the law (including domestic violence and disorderly conduct) and then writes:
These are serious marks against both our athletic program and our university as a whole — marks that, other than a decision made by Coach Kevin Ollie to suspend Wolf indefinitely, have gone unaddressed, unmentioned, and unacknowledged by UConn authorities. What does this timeline say when juxtaposed with your justification? It beckons the question, what does UConn do with marks like these? The answer appears to be: we turn them blue and shape them into something new.
Instead of giving these problematic aspects of male athletic peer culture at UConn a second look or a giving the real face of athletics a true makeover, it appears that the focus of your administration is prioritizing the remodeling of the fictional face of the Husky Logo. Instead of communicating a zero tolerance atmosphere for this kind of behavior, increasing or vocalizing support to violence against women prevention efforts on campus in the face of such events, or increasing support to student run programs that seek to work with athletes on issues of violence as well as academic issues, it would appear that your administration is more interested in fostering consumerism and corporatization than education and community.
Some have also pointed out that the new logo bears a striking resemblance to Insanity Wolf, a meme that jokes about rape and other problematic topics.
Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss whether the new logo promotes rape.
Palin blasted #nerdprom - which she has been invited to in the past, and which Todd and Bristol Palin have attended. And you will never guess who Cenk ran into two years ago at various WHCD parties - Sarah Palin!
Finally: people who are famous for losing elections and subsequently quitting their jobs probably shouldn’t be tossing jabs on behalf of working America.
Are Bill Maher and Ron Paul overreacting to the Boston bomber capture?
Both the talk show host and Libertarian icon have decried the hunt for the Tsarnaev brothers as evidence of America’s burgeoning police state. But when you have two suspected bombers evading arrest in a major metropolitan area, shouldn’t we bring out the big guns?
Cenk Uygur says: “If there’s ever a time for the ‘police state’ to crack down on something, it’s when you’ve got two bombers on the loose.”
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report joins Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur to discuss Jason Collins’ historic announcement. Ana says the announcement seems anticlimactic to liberals, but we should keep in mind that the Big 4 sports and their fans are not traditionally welcoming to the LGBT community.