Very Serious Person Asserts That He Is Very Smart on Internet

A Dispatch from “Publius” in New York, NY– Earlier today on the internet a “very serious person”, self-identified as a member of the alt-right, a species of super human beings who worship a God Emperor got into a conclusive argument with a mere regular human being. Local “very serious person” objectively has the right answers, and…

Episode 46: And the Award Goes to…

  On this month’s episode of Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast, Bill Nentl makes his triumphant return from his multi-month suspension. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Agreeing Loudly brain trust (minus one Pat Meacham) discuss their thoughts on who will win Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards, the latest Trumptastrophes, and some more…

The Agreeing Loudly Reboot

Is banding together as a generation from coast to coast each week too much for you? It sure was for us. But is once a month the ticket? I agree. AL.com announces its new format of one podcast per month. Less is more, unless you are Marvel or Star Wars, in which case more is…

Agreeing Loudly Presents “The Lost Nixon Tapes”

While we are awaiting the regular launch of the 2nd season of the Agreeing Loudly flagship “Coast to Coast” podcast with Pat, Bill, Jered, and various special guests — we thought we’d clue everyone in on some fantastic developments that our “Spotlight” team has been working on — the “Lost” Nixon Tapes. Like Presidents before…

Coast to Coast Podcast #33: Third Party Millennial Political Correctness

  Agreeing Loudly Coast to Coast is down one Bill this week. Fortunately, Agreeingloudly.com contributor and returning guest, Carson Starkey joins Pat and Jered to brings his particular brand of pedantic satire to this week’s episode. They discuss whether millennials are to blame for the rise of Donald Trump, embrace the utter dominance of Game…

My Endorsement in the Often Overlooked Cat Primary

by Troy M. Olson While Americans from coast to coast are distracted by the Presidential primaries, an often overlooked cat primary is happening. I’d like to use this space to show my support for Harrison J. Potter, of the SophistiCat Party, for the office of Emperor of the World. Harrison has overcame great difficulties in…

Game of Thrones as U.S. Politics

A few days ago, former Politico CEO and co-founder Jim VandeHei, in response to what he saw as a two-party system in American politics that predominately caters to economically comfortable buffoons, proposed that we create a third party. The problem with radical centrist VandeHei’s proposal, is that his third party ideas, in addition to promoting…

Agreeing Loudly Does Music

Stop watching “Game of Thrones” for an hour tonight and have a listen to our top ten essential albums list, released in concert with 89.3 – The Current, a local Minnesota favorite station. It is perhaps fitting that we finally do an all-music podcast the week that a Minnesota music legend, Prince, was taken from…

Donald Trump and Right-Wing Drag

Like a skilled drag performer Trump exposed mainstream Republicanism—an ideology based on subtle identity politics and soft authoritarianism—as a farce by taking it to it’s rational extreme. Trump is a buffoonish caricature of the American populist Right. While many observers believes that this would have disqualified him from any serious consideration, The Donald’s theatrics both to mock elite Republicanism and vindicates the anger felt by marginalized conservatives—which is not exclusively white or male (Hillary Clinton, beware).

In Our Post-Factual World, Kayfabe is King

by Carson Starkey At some point in the not-so-distant future, The Nation of Domination will “interrupt” a Donald Trump rally/speech. They will appear suddenly in a doorway, bathed in spotlights, wielding baseball bats, chains, and tire irons. They will begin marching towards the main stage, advancing on scattered groups of terrified, hysterical, elderly white Fox…

What Wrestling Can Tell Us About Donald Trump

Professional wrestling, in many ways, can tell us more about democracy, demagoguery, and the political power of public spectacle than polling and political science. Donald Trump’s campaign is a revolution in the kayfabe of American politics. Unlike many candidates, he offer no glimpses beyond his public persona, nor does he offer much in the way of concrete policy plans. Instead, he invites his audience to pour their anger, disappointments, and indignation into the vessel of “The Donald.” Political scientists and pundits try to dissect the rationale behind his support to no avail because, just as in wrestling, what matters is not what a Trump support thinks but what a Trump supporter sees.