Super Tuesday Predictions

by Troy M. Olson On the eve of Super Tuesday, I thought I’d just lay it on the line and briefly mention how I think things will go. Unlike the first four states for both parties, I don’t expect my track record to continue but here goes nothing. Late last year I said Hillary would win…

Live Tweets from Carson Starkey #TrumpIsTheNominee Edition

Unapologetically, by Carson Starkey  Watching a Republican debate is more depressing at Midway Airport. Brief summary…all of the candidates proudly support the 19th century. Angry Dr. Huxtable, why are you on this stage, and can you locate Canada on a map? ‪#‎DrCarsonLooksConfused‬ Mr. Trump, how do you respond to the charge that you’re the least…

Millennials Will Destroy Everything You Love: Totems of Diversity

Millennials were the chosen generation. It was said that they would destroy the old social order, not join it. They were to bring equality to the world, not leave it in darkness. This is Part Two of one Millennial’s cynical take of the Leftist potential of his generation. by Allan Branstiter It is a truth…

Millennials Will Destroy Everything You Love: Socialists of Fortune

Millennials were the chosen generation. It was said that they would destroy the old social order, not join it. They were to bring equality to the world, not leave it in darkness. This is Part One of one Millennial’s cynical take of the Leftist potential of his generation. Group of Millennials using laptop and plotting…

Episode 23: Taylor Swift and Caucuses

  Chaos! Agreeing Loudly soldiers on with just one regular, can Pat Meacham carry the show as fill-in host with two guests? And what a terrible time to bring on Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, right after Bernie Sanders has a crushing loss in Nevada. Together, Pat, Carson, and Troy embark on a savage journey…

Damien’s Dinner Time

“Macho Man” Randy Savage gets bit by Damien Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary today, and Jeb Bush gave up the ghost and suspended his campaign. Few people, including those of us at Agreeing Loudly, thought Trump would be able to defeat Cruz’s organized ground-game. I also thought Bush remain in the race in…

To Kill A Mockingbird: 2016 Edition

by Troy M. Olson (with deep regrets) Atticus Finch is an over-worked and underpaid public defender with 175 thousand in student loan debt due to the escalating costs of undergraduate and legal education. The other main characters, Jem and Scout, are the names of his cats, because he cannot afford to start a family. When…

Safe for Work Ways to Kill Time at Work.

    By Pat Meacham To help you get excited and possibly depressed for the upcoming Game of Thrones season here is the newest GOT Season 6 trailer. Just in case you’re not from America and feel like you need to put on a few extra pounds – McDonalds is testing a Fried Chicken McGriddle breakfast sandwich….

2016: Challengers, Incumbents, and Successors.

by Troy M. Olson One of the most fascinating aspects to the 2016 Presidential campaign thus far is the shakeup in the traditional breakdown of Presidential campaign politics. Historically, Presidential runs have fallen into three types of campaigns: the “challenger” campaign, the “incumbent” campaign, and the “successor” campaign. The differences are fairly self explanatory. Challengers are…

We Could all Learn a Thing or Two from the Smarter Bush

The Associated Press released a video of America’s favorite idiot hitting the campaign trail on behalf of this under-performing wet noodle of a brother. I know a lot of liberals still really hate Dubya, but I’ve got a special place in my heart for this affable war criminal. I mean, really – watch him work this room…

Episode 22: Living La Vida Nevada

Agreeing Loudly brings regular web contributor and resident historian, Allan Branstiter on the show in an attempt to add some historical significance to this week’s conversation. This week we focus on the Nevada pop culture gems society has given us, how terrible we are at predicting Super Bowl related content, and dig deep into the…

Antonin Scalia: Dead at 79

by Troy M. Olson Within the last hour, the news has broken a story that a titan of U.S. Constitutional Law and theory, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia has died at the age of 79. Justice Scalia, known for being the most conservative (or second most) member of the Court, was also the intellectual anchor…

The Law Bends Towards White Supremacy

The standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ended yesterday. Many people asked why it was allowed to go on so long. The reasons have less to do with racist police, and more to do with how our laws use land to reinforce white supremacy. by Allan Branstiter David Fry, the final holdout occupying the Malheur…

The Case for Losing in 2016

by Troy M. Olson and Carson Starkey Disclaimer!  By no means am I saying that Democrats should throw the ’16 Presidential Election, I’m just making the argument for why losing wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Why it could speed up the rebuild efforts, and why they stand very little to gain from a 2016…

Episode 21: The Voice of the Silent Majority

On this week’s episode, friend of the show Maria Camargo joins us all the way from the great city of Toledo which may or may not be located in the land of the eastern time zone. In honor of the upcoming New Hampshire Primary, we share our favorite pieces of pop culture from the iconic…