Transcript of OA475: Citibank’s $900 Million Oopsie

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 475, what a number.  What a number!  Speaking of, we’ve got new intro quotes coming at you next episode!

Andrew:         Oh! [Sighs]

Thomas:         Andrew already posted the Patreon thread where you can suggest them and you can vote on your favorites.  That helps me, it helps me see who’s interested in what.  Make sure to do that, but all that aside, Andrew, how’re you doing today?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Doing great.  What a number, 475.  We’re closing in on 500.  I guess it’ll be a few months away, but-

Andrew:         What are we gonna do for our 500th episode?

Thomas:         Probably a deep dive on something.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Carburetor law, I dunno. 

Andrew:         Carburetor law, alright.

Thomas:         It was just the first thing that came to my mind.  I’d be like well-

Andrew:         Huh.

Thomas:         Andrew’ll be like “there’s regulation on how much … carbonation?”  I don’t know what carburetors do.

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Transcript of OA474: FBI “Faked” Kavanaugh Investigation?!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 474.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

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

Thomas:         I’m fantastic that you’re fantastic.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         We’ve got – I mean, not only do we have a great show, I just can’t hold it in a moment longer, Andrew.  Cop Rock, with Eli Bosnick.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         Coming to a Law’d Awful Movies near you this weekend.

Andrew:         Oh, gosh.  Yeah.

Thomas:         Eli Bosnick, for anyone who doesn’t know, is one of the funniest people on the planet, and Cop Rock is one of the most ridiculous things that you wouldn’t believe exists.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         We’re gonna do Cop Rock episode 1.  Now, I had to get Cop Rock from, like, a guy in a parking garage.  You know, the methods that I had to use-

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Transcript of OA473: In Praise of John Roberts and Joe Manchin?!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 473.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         Hi!  I am fantastic, how are you?

Thomas:         Doing great, I am excited.  You teased this episode on our Stereo Q&A recently, which is every Wednesday.

Andrew:         I did, yeah.

Thomas:         I am actually very excited for this, this could be quintessential Opening Arguments, I can’t wait.  We’re gonna talk about this 8-1 decision in which Roberts was the dissent and maybe Roberts was right?  According to the teasing that you teased, teasingly.  [Laughs]  

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I can’t wait, we’re also gonna talk about the Manchin news that he recently said something along the lines of he wants to make the filibuster more painful.  Anything he admits that’s gonna be a change is probably good to the filibuster, but we’re excited about that.  Alright, we’ve gotta get right into it Andrew, I can’t wait.  Tuesday deep dive, here we go!

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Transcript of OA472: The American Rescue Plan – You Made This Happen!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 472.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

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

Thomas:         I’m doing great, I am over the moon about this COVID relief bill!  It’s such a good bill, it’s incredibly progressive.  I cannot believe that we got Joe Manchin to vote for this thing, it’s incredible!

Andrew:         It is.  And I don’t know what you’re going to wind up calling this show, because it’s a well-known secret that you get final vote on-

Thomas:         We’ll see how it goes, yeah.

Andrew:         Yeah.  I have tentatively titled this the “You Made This Happen” show, and I mean that to our listeners.  The fact that we have 50 Democrats in the Senate plus Kamala Harris as Vice President means that we passed a bill that is markedly different than what we had to go through during the Trump administration and we’re gonna break that down.

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Transcript of OA471: Republican Lawyer Shouts Quiet Part on Voting Rights

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Thomas: Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 471.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

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

Thomas: I’m great.  You know, we’ve got some law to break down for you, why don’t we get to it?

Andrew: Let’s hit it.

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Transcript of OA470: Can Harris Just Overrule the Parliamentarian?

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Thomas: Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments.  This is episode 470, I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew: I am fantastic, Thomas!  Happy Donald Trump actual inauguration day to you.

Thomas: [Laughs]  I don’t even know what this is about!

Andrew: [Laughs]  

Thomas: Is this a thing?

Andrew: It’s a real thing.  The idea is it is Q Anon mixed with sovereign citizens.  No President since, I dunno, like 1875 has been legitimate.  

Thomas: Ahh.

Andrew: And they used to swear in presidents on March 4th back then.

Thomas: Oh my god.

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Transcript of OA469: The Batshirt Crazy ‘Latinos for Trump’ Lawsuit

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 469, nice! 

Andrew:         [Laughs] Niiice!

Thomas:         Nice!  How’s it going, Andrew?

Andrew:         Well, even better now.  [Laughs]

Thomas:         Yeah.

Andrew:         This is going to be a comedic episode.

Thomas:         Oh!

Andrew:         I have – oh gosh I have something that, it is delightfully layers upon layers of funny. 

Thomas:         Wait, you’re bringing the funny?  Oh crap, was I supposed to do a law?

Andrew:         Yeah, you were supposed to bring a law.

Thomas:         Okay, let me just [Sighs] shoot!  Wikipedia entry for law … hold on! [Laughs]

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         No, okay.

Andrew:         [Impersonation] Webster’s dictionary defines “law” as… [Laughs]

Thomas:         [Laughs] Naw, you’ve got both the law and the funny, maybe!  I’ll see what I can add, I can’t wait.

Andrew:         Alright!

Thomas:         Alright, well, I’m too excited, let’s get right to it, Andrew.

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Transcript of OA465: The Fight to Unionize at Amazon

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 465 and I’m Thomas, and that’s Andrew, how’re you doing sir?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas?  How are you?  Still not a cat!  [Laughs]

Thomas:         Still not a cat.

Andrew:         How’re you doing?

Thomas:         And we are not talking about he who shall not be named.  I’m excited for what is sure to be a classic OA deep dive the way the show should have been in the alternate universe where Hillary was President or something.  [Laughs] I can’t wait, let’s see, I don’t even think we have any announcements or anything.

Andrew:         No, I can’t wait, let’s get to it!

Thomas:         Alright, here we go.

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Transcript of OA463: Why Cases Against Robinhood Will Fail

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 463.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew.  How’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         I am doin’ fantastic, Thomas.  How are you?

Thomas:         I am just overwhelmed by how much we have to talk about today.

Andrew:         [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I hope we can get to it all in a reasonable fashion, let’s find out.  There’s so many bullet points, we’ve got Morgan coming on to explain GameStop.  We’ve been waiting for this for, what, two weeks?  I can’t wait.

Andrew:         Yeah, yeah.

Thomas:         Then a possible wild card segment that we’ll see if we get to?

Andrew:         Eh?  [Laughs]  

Thomas:         I think we’d better get right to it, what do you think?

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Transcript of OA462: Rittenhouse Team Commits Perjury; DC Statehood and Impeachment!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 462.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

Andrew:         I am fantastic, Thomas, how are you?

Thomas:         Oh, I’m tired.  I was up late last night.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         This is a real 2021 night.  I was up late last night because I finally did laundry.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         That was … [Laughs] Turns out, when you don’t go anywhere you can – I don’t know the last time I did laundry, it might have been in the 90s, I don’t know.

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