The epidemic of mass shootings in America has reached a point where it’s so common that we don’t pay attention to each incident anymore. It happens at least once a week, and sometimes even more often than that. What can possibly be done to help the problem of mass shootings when the two sides of the gun argument are at such odds? There seems to be little room for common ground or compromise. Sometimes, however, the smallest, softest voice carries the grandest solution. Unfortunately, we are not that voice… but we do have the solution to mass shootings! Impossible, you say? What if I told you that there was a way to control gun usage without limiting access to them? It’s a solution so perfect and possible, that America will inherently hate it because America hates logic and reason. So listen up, and then promptly ignore us as more mass shootings keep happening.
Show co-host Josh is absent this week because his wife literally was giving birth to his second spawn as the show was being recorded. Since neither Chris nor Ben have children, or even a date, they talk about what the allure of having children is, and if they’d want to have them. There are a lot of negatives- sticky, messy, smelly, cheerios everywhere, no sleep, no quiet time, financial drain… but on the plus side, you have… well there must be something, because people keep having them. Ben has a decidedly cynical outlook, suggesting that kids are a last ditch effort to transfer your dreams to the next generation if you’re not going to achieve them. Chris has a more optimistic outlook; suggesting that they’re just fun and that you’ll never be bored. Jared Fogle used to say the same thing.
Our hero and savior Donald Trump has come out ahead in the latest polls, but it’s not just being ahead. It’s complete and utter destruction. He’s so far ahead in Republican polls that no one else even comes close. It’s such a commanding lead that we actually start to imagine what it would be like with Trump as president, because it’s looking like it might actually be possible. How would he handle things like mass shootings? And why do people love him so much? The polls indicate some interesting trends based on education level. Listen to our discussion of it and prepare to be depressed and terrified. I for one welcome our new toupee overlord.