FOE01S04: The Democrats Fall Flat and the Cops get Away with Murder

On this re-release of Fermenting Opinions’ Episode 4 we discuss two topics: the congressional special election in Georgia between Ossoff and Handel–and what this signifies for both parties and the nation as a whole–as well as the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of Philando Castile.

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FOS01E06: A Local Democrat in a Red County

On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk to the Chair of the Maury County (TN) Democratic Party, Seth Campbell to hear more about being the political minority in Republican territory. From there, we weigh in on the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, VA and where the fingers should point.

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FOS01E03: The Art of Deflection in Political Debate

On this (re-released) episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss deflection in debate–particularly why and how it has become a common practice in political debate.  We also explore the tu quoque fallacy, whataboutism, and our own coined phrase: The “But Hillary” Fallacy, while trying to show why these positions are an impediment to the employment of reason to any topic at-hand.

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Fermenting Opinions: The Bill Browder Testimony

On this Episode of fermenting Opinions we discuss the Bill Browder testimony before the Senate judiciary committee, the Magnisky Act, why this is important to the ongoing Trump-Russia scandal, and why nobody noticed when this was happening.

Below will be the links to the written opening statement by Browder as published by the Atlantic and the full video of the Browder testimony.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/bill-browders-testimony-to-the-senate-judiciary-committee/534864/

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Fermenting Opinions S01 E02 The 2 Dirty I’s

On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we talk about the two Dirty I’s: Islam and impeachment. We talk about the Regressive Left (all 12 of them), vs the Far Right and how they both get it wrong on their interpretation of Islam and sharia. From there James leads us on a deep dive on the procedure and the requirements that have to be fulfilled to successfully impeach a president and just how likely that is in our current political climate.

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Hello and Welcome to Fermenting Opinions

We are David Popiden and James McVeigh, and by our powers combined, we are Fermenting Opinions:  the Podcast in Search of a More Potable Political Ferment.

We also got jokes.

And Fruit Stripe Gum.

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