#845 Another reason why we need single payer (Hobby Lobby)

Today we take a look at the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court. Just as with money in politics, I'm pretty sure they're just trying to make the status quo so outrageously bad that we have no choice but to fundamentally change the system

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: 8 Women Explain Why The Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Dead Wrong - Media Matters 4 America (@mmfa) - Air Date: 07-19-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Mothers of the Night - Last Night

Ch. 4: Act 2: Doing Away With Science - @TWiBnation - Air Date 6-30-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Me & God & Jesus - Put Your Faith In Me

Ch. 6: Act 3: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 7-11-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: You Don't Scare Me - Chimney's Afire

Ch. 8: Act 4: Religious Freedom a Farce in Hobby Lobby Case - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 07-02-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Here's to Your Health - Here's to Your Health-Single

Ch. 10: Act 5: Hobby Lobby's Corporate Commandments - @markfiore Animation - Air Date: 07-07-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: All This and Heaven Too - Ceremonials

Ch. 12: Act 6: Is the Supreme Court Out of Order? Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 7-11-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Strange But True - Moth-Balls The Best Of The First 25 Years

Ch. 14: Act 7: Hobby Lobby Against Abortion, Invests in 'Abortion Pill' Manufacturers - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 04-03-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: Ignore the Ignorant - Ignore the Ignorant

Ch. 16: Act 8: Laura Ingraham's Dark Ages Diagnosis Of Birth Control Users - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 07-02-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Communist Friends - Junior

Ch. 18: Act 9: The Campaign to #StoppBoggs via @NARAL - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 20: Act 10: The Hobby Lobby Decision Already Getting Worse - @majorityfm - Air Date: 07-09-14

Ch. 21: Song 10: Breathe Me - Breathe Me - Single

Ch. 22: Act 11: They Covered It Until Told They Had To - @TWiBnation - Air Date 7-7-14

Ch. 23: Final comments on the quiet before the storm

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

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Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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Showing 2 reactions

  • Jon Skullard
    commented 2014-08-10 19:15:43 -0400
    This episode inspired me to do a little 8 minute ramble myself. It’s not journalism, but silliness based on the Supreme Court’s fuzzy logic. http://whatcouldgowrongpodcast.com/?p=3026
  • Oliver Weerasinghe
    commented 2014-07-27 19:44:01 -0400
    Hey! Recent fan of the show here.

    I have a little quibble with the coverage of the Hobby Lobby case though. I don’t think it’s fair to question the sincerity of the Hobby Lobby owners’ beliefs on the grounds that they have expressed ideological inconstancy. Hypocrisy is common to all belief systems. For example, I am a vegetarian, but I enjoy wearing leather shoes. Does that de-legitimize my belief that it’s wrong to kill animals for their meat? It makes me a hypocrite, yes, but it doesn’t mean that I am not sincere in my beliefs. Similarly, Hobby Lobby’s owners may sincerely hold beliefs that they violate in other areas of their lives (and business). We shouldn’t demand ideological purity as proof of legitimacy.

    It’s a very good thing that we give people the benefit of the doubt when it comes to religious beliefs. That said, there’s no reason why we need to respect every religious belief simply because it is sincere. As this episode demonstrates there are dozens of reasons why the Hobby Lobby decision was a poor one, beyond questioning the nature of the owner’s beliefs.
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