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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Transcript of OA461: So Much Winning!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 461.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, sir?

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

Thomas:         I am not tired of winning.

Andrew:         [Laughs] I thought we were gonna get so tired of winning.

Thomas:         Yeah, well no.  Not under Biden, never tired of it.

Andrew:         Wow!

Thomas:         I’m just tired in general, it’s a tiring time, but winning is not one of the things making me tired.  It’s the opposite, in fact.

Andrew:         Let the record reflect that Thomas is not tired of winning.

Thomas:         Not at all!  We’re gonna talk about some wins, I think, today.  Right?

Andrew:         We are.

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Transcript of OA457: Lin Wood Smacked Down by Judge; Interview with Jamil Favors!

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 457.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

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

Thomas:         Yeah, I am as well! 

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         For the last, like, two weeks, just been fantastic.  Over the moon, so happy, and I think we get even more good news in today’s episode.  We’ve got an update on more consequences.  Lin Wood, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Consequences for Lin Wood, and also we are interviewing Jamil Favors, who you would’ve seen and heard from if you saw or listened to our election fundraiser, swung the election, by the way, in Georgia.  [Laughs] I think we can say we made the difference there, and Jamil was a fantastic interview and we decided we wanted to have him back on as soon as possible, and we are!  I can’t wait for that.

Andrew:         I’m super excited about it.

Thomas:         Alright, but first, consequences!

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Transcript of OA456: Insurrections Have Consequences

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Thomas:         Hello and welcome to Opening Arguments, this is episode 456.  Oh, 4-5-6!  Cool.  I’m Thomas, that’s Andrew, how’re you doing, Andrew?

Andrew:         I am fantastic on a level that has not been seen since we did episode 1-2-3!

Thomas:         [Laughs]

Andrew:         There you go.

Thomas:         Yeah, we’re gonna complete the set.  This is the middle.  Normally I name the shows, but I have to give you full credit for this episode, “Insurrections Have Consequences.”

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         Fantastic show name, amazing content.  I’m seeing a lot of bullet points, but they’re so good that I’m like, we’ll see!  Maybe we go long, I don’t care.  This show’s gonna be amazing.  Consequences, everybody!  Can we have some of them?  [Laughs]

Andrew:         It would be nice, don’t you think? 

Thomas:         We already have some, in that the President was impeached.  I don’t know if you’ve heard all this.  [Laughs] This just in!

Andrew:         [Laughs]

Thomas:         First President to ever be impeached twice.  Pretty cool.

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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 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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