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Happy Friday! Where to start, where to start? How about a Political Parrots teaser?

While there are questions about what President Trump’s transition team knew and when – now we know what Vice President Pence is busy working on. By the way “transition team” is code for Vice President Mike Pence. Bloomberg

Speaking of Pence…Did Sixpence None the Richer write the most 90’s song ever?

Millennial Musings:

Breaking News: Baby Booms are more entitled than…well…everybody. Here’s the proof. Marketwatch

Did the Great Recession divide the Millennial generation? The StarTribune thinks so.

Now you too can avocado-toast shame your Millennial wife. USA Today

Student loan shenanigans, the auto industry is reeling and Goldman Sachs puts out a dire warning this week:

The Department of Education estimates that more than eight million federal student loan borrowers have entered default — described as failing to make payment on their debts for at least 12 months. Marketwatch

NPR looks at U.S. Government Officials Playing Hardball On Student Loan Defaults.

Ford Motor will cut 10% of it’s salaried workers and auto sales dropped nearly 5 percent in the first quarter of 2017. CBS News asks, Why?

Goldman Sachs says that a “correction”, which is code word for everyone loses shit or a collapse of housing prices – is most likely to happen in 4 countries over the next 5 to 8 quarters.

Pop Goes the Culture:

Soundgarden’s first show was with a New York band called Three Teens Kill Four; its second was with the Melvins and Hüsker Dü.  Sadly, with the passing of Chris Cornell there won’t be another show for Soundgarden. Kim Neely interviewed Cornell and bandmates for Rolling Stone in 1992 – and it’s a nostalgic walk down memory lane – drenched in PBR, flannel and rock and roll.

Another reason why sports ball stadiums are a bad idea: Publicly Funded, Billionaire Handouts, Easy Political Gimmick , and Slave Labor. Seriously, fuck the World Cup. Deadspin.com

As if you needed another reason to hate Big-Pharma – they’re infiltrating daytime soap operas…for marketing purposes of course. Vox.com

Star Trek is coming back to small screen:

Political Parrots: 

Remember that crazy guy from the GOP Convention last summer? No, the other one. Nope, not that one. David Clarke is now (apparently/presumably ((Assuming his ties to Russia don’t come to light in the next 7-10 days)) joining the Department of Homeland Security.  Here is a list of horrible incidents connected to him. Fusion

Can former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn ignore a congressional subpoena? Vice.com

The creator of fake news has died. The Ringer

Larry Wilmore talks to Bernie Sanders and asks: Is the Democratic Party a progressive party? The Ringer

News From The Front:

Nathan Bowe asks: Is child care, child protection getting lost in political dust? Dl-Online.com

Now relax and watch:

 

The Coast to Coast Podcast #38: Brought to you by McDonald’s

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On this week’s episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, Troy joins us yet again as the Agreeing Loudly Board of Directors decide to extend Bill’s suspension for another week due to continued insubordination.

Troy celebrates his return with another exciting discussion on the definition of Generation Y and Millennials, Jered attempts to overcome the perils of rural wifi and lead a final discussion on the latest season of Game of Thrones, and Pat wonders whether Bill Clinton is losing his political edge. And of course, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign makes more mistakes.
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***We are not, have not and probably never will be sponsored by McDonald’s

Will McDonald’s wifi have what it takes to keep Jered online for the entire episode? What show is Pat watching this summer? Who is at Troy’s door? Listen now to find out the answers to these questions and more!
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The Coast to Coast Podcast #37: Brexit and the Iron Throne

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Due to the one week suspension of Bill by the Agreeing Loudly Passive Aggressive Board of Trustees, Troy joins Pat and Jered to bring the Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast podcast back from the brink.

In the light of the “Episode 36: The Lost Episode” Pat attempts to lighten the mood with a noncontroversial discussion of millennial purchasing habits, Jered continues his slavish devotion to Game of Thrones by asking what outside force has what it takes to sit on the Iron Throne, and Troy discusses the political fallout of Brexit and what it means for the future of West…er…I mean the United Kingdom.

Can Pat explain what Craft Beer and Energy Drinks have in common? Can Jered solve the Iron Throne crisis once and for all? Will Troy be able to prepare the world for a post-Brexit world? Listen now to find out!
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The Coast to Coast Podcast #35: Bill and Pat Strike Back

The band is back together on another exciting episode of Agreeing Loudly’s Coast to Coast podcast. Fresh off their adventures North of the Wall, Bill and Pat join Jered to dispel the myths about Millennials, nerd out about the homestretch of Game of Thrones, and discuss the political insanity of the presidential race.

Will Pat’s sound effects offend one of our most loyal listeners? Has Bill’s chosen leader, Donald Trump finally gone too far? And will Jered be able to contain his Elizabeth Warren hype? Listen now to find out!
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Agreeing Loudly’s #Boomsplaining of the Week

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Ed Rendell – Agreeing Loudly’s Boomersplainer of the Week

Boomersplaining:

An ageist term used by lazy millennials to disrespect, belittle and devalue the opinion of their older and wiser peers in an attempt to make themselves appear smarter or better in comparison.

Most likely stolen by a group of super-predators from the urban dictionary definition of mansplaining.

This is common among mixed age discussions and debates. The term Boomersplaining is commonly thrown around by those who wish to turn the argument into a battle of the generations or just lack any knowledge or means of adding value to the discussion and wish to devalue the input of other’s (in this case Boomers) who are involved in said discussion.


Sue: “I think college education should be more affordable, interest rates should be lower on government loans and consolidation should be an option.”
Bob: “When I was in college my summer job paid for my education.”
Sue: “Oh there you go again Boomersplaining!”