Transcript of OA455: Trump is Going to Prison in Georgia

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 455.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, we’re Misters Fantastic.  [Laughs]  How’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         [Laughs] Fantastic & Fantastic, Attorneys at Law.  There we go.  [Laughs]  

Thomas:         You know, last episode was so happy, so joyous in the end.  I wonder, you know, how could we even top it?  And, you know, some people may be wondering well that means we’re gonna set up a depressing Tuesday episode, not so! 

Andrew:         [Laughing] No!

Thomas:         We’ve got another, another great episode.  We’ve already seen the title that Andrew wants and I’m going with.  Donald Trump is going to prison in Georgia.  I cannot wait to talk about this.  So it’s good news for a whole week, everybody!

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Transcript of OA454: GEORGIA!!! (oh and a fascist coup)

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 454.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, and I really, really am!  We are coming off of the strangest day in American history yesterday, and I’m back to feeling really good about Tuesday’s election results and about where we’re headed as a country.

Thomas:         Why don’t you ask me how I am?

Andrew:         How are you, Thomas?

Thomas:         I’m fantastic!

Andrew:         Wooo!

Thomas:         I just wanted to also be fantastic.

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Transcript of OA447: OA vs. Randall Eliason on Indicting Trump

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 447, I’m Thomas and that is Andrew Torrez.  How’re you doing, sir? 

Andrew:         I am fantastic, but I’m extra fantastic.  We are having back one of our favorite guests and a little different OA this time.

Thomas:         Yeah, yeah.  Just a quick refresher on our announcements, that fundraiser, it is happening December 20th, that’s a Sunday, be ready, be ready to come watch, hang out, see some great guests and of course donate to save democracy!

Andrew:         I can’t think of anything more important than that.  Yeah, Sunday, December 20th, Opening Arguments live fundraiser to save the republic.

Thomas:         Alright well with that said, you may remember an episode a few … [Laughs] You may remember us from such episodes as-

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Debating over Professor Randall Eliason Washington Post opinion column about whether or not we should prosecute Trump.  Well Professor Randall Eliason was kind enough to come on our show and talk about it.  We’re so excited to have him, very curious to see if our episode influenced him at all or maybe if Andrew’s arguments will influence him in the moment.  We’ll find out, let’s go ahead and get on the line with Professor Randall Eliason.

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Transcript of OA446: Republicans Obliterate the Constitution in Texas v. Pennsylvania

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 446.  I’m Thomas, that’s Mr. Fantastic, Andrew Torrez, how’re you doing sir?

Andrew:         [Laughs] Well?  I kinda feel boxed in here, but fantastic, Thomas!  How are you?

Thomas:         [Laughs] Yeah.  You know, Mr. Fantastic would be a great name for one of the boxers that I would have to face in Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         From 1980-whatever, that Andrew was kind enough to guest on on my channel.  I’m going right into it, if you haven’t seen me already say this on social media, sorry.  I’ve got a Twitch channel where I’m playing old NES games and also various other things from time to time.  Andrew was kind enough to hop on last week after the Q&A.  I guess it was earlier this week, I dunno what time is.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Anyway, played some Mike Tyson’s Punchout, it was amazing, and I think Mr. Fantastic would be your name.  You would take people out with amicus briefs, you know?  Or something.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         You have documents, the little shot between rounds would just be documents everywhere.  You’d just be, you know, all over your face, just throwin’ documents everywhere.  It’d be great!

Andrew:         My weakness would have to be, you know, easily distracted by minutia or something?

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Transcript of OA444: Going Out of Business Pardon Sale

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 444, what a cool number, Andrew!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         It was all just to get to 4-4-4.  That was the whole plan, then we can shut it down.  How’re you doing?

Andrew:         [Laughing] Well I was fine up until you wanted to shut down my show!

Thomas:         [Laughs]

Andrew:         Now I’m a little sad, but-

Thomas:         Alright, you know what?  We can go to 8-8-8.  How about that?

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Transcript of OA443: The (Terrible) Case Against Indicting Trump

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 443.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?

Thomas:         I didn’t really have a Thanksgiving.

Andrew:         [Laughs] Well, I think a lot of us didn’t.

Thomas:         Didn’t even – probably first time in years I didn’t have any Thanksgiving food, really.

Andrew:         Yeah.

Thomas:         My wife made a few things but, you know, we’re just by ourselves so we didn’t really wanna do it, so that was me!

Andrew:         Your children didn’t demand roast turkey?

Thomas:         They don’t understand anything. [Laughs]

Andrew:         Yaaay!

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Transcript of OA442: Lindsey Graham Is A Criminal

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 442.  Gobble gobble gobble!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         How’s it going, Andrew?

Andrew:         It’s going fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Oh, great.  Recording a little earlier than normal because of the holiday.

Andrew:         Yeah, you know.  Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

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Transcript of OA441: Trump Still Lost

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 441, I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing?

Andrew:         I’m fantastic Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         I might be fantastic as well.

Andrew:         [Laughs] Good!

Thomas:         Yeah, I mean lots of Andrew Was Right’s to talk about today, which are, you know, those are fun.  I like when you’re right.

Andrew:         They’re fun for me too!

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Transcript of OA435: Why Your Vote Matters in EVERY State!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 435, and, uh, if you’re a non-patron and you’re listening to this that means its election day.  It’s election day, Andrew, how are you doing?

Andrew:         Yeah!  I’m nervous.  Are you nervous, Thomas?

Thomas:         Yeah.  Well I’m a patron so that means I’m hearing this on Sunday.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Currently I’m fine.

Andrew:         Yeah.  [Laughs]

Thomas:         Totally different!

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Transcript of OA440: Rudy’s Literal Meltdown

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Thomas:         [Singing] Hello Andrewww!  It’s episode 440!  Opening Arguments, A-440!  Music joke.  How’s it going?  It’s Opening Arguments, it’s episode 440, I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing?

Andrew:         Was that a 4/4-time joke?

Thomas:         No, A-440 is used for tuning, it’s a reference note for tuning, but not all music is based on 440, I guess it would be Hz?  Sometimes people tune a little differently, they’ll tune A to something a little lower, a little higher.  But A-440!  If you’re tuning your guitar while listening [Sings] Dooooooo!  It’s something like that.  Okay.  Anyway, how’re you doing, Mr. Fantastic?

Andrew:         Well, I learned something here today, Thomas. 

Thomas:         Oh, that’s what the show’s for.

Andrew:         I’m doing even better than fantastic.

Thomas:         [Laughs] I’m not sure how I’m doing until you explain what’s happening.  That’s been true many weeks, I assume Trump’s still trying to steal the election?  I think they’re like – technically they’re like 1 for 30 or something on the lawsuits.  I actually don’t remember what the one is?  I wanna know, that’s gonna be my first question.  But we got more legal shenanigans to cover. 

Andrew:         We do.

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