Pat and Stu 2/22/17 - Hour 2
February 22, 2017•47 min
-Major League Baseball pitchers no longer have to throw four pitches for an intentional walk. Now all the umpire needs is a signal from the dugout to send the batter to first base. The guys agree that this isn’t messing with tradition too much. They can’t say the same for the idea of giving both teams a free runner on second in extra innings to help shorten games. What about a pitch clock to keep pitchers from taking more than 25 seconds between pitches? The guys concur that it is probably a good idea.
-A Massachusetts school district has halted a program that had police officers high-five students as they entered school. The rationale behind this action is that “some students might not be comfortable with police presence at the beginning of the day.” Pat, Stu, and Jeffy agree that we should have more of these programs in place to promote trust of such authority figures.
-“Illegal Aliens” or “Undocumented Immigrants”? What is the proper way to address the millions of immigrants who have entered this country without proper authorization? According to the AP Stylebook, the only term to use is “Undocumented Immigrants." Stu makes the claim that "Illegal Aliens" sounds like these people actually entered the country illegally (which they did), whereas "Undocumented Immigrants" sounds like they are documented, but just left their papers at home.
-If you don’t have a spouse, why not live in the building you work at? Pat and Stu tell some hilarious stories from their past in radio and explain which of their comrades were fans of Popeye's biscuits.
-Glenn Beck joins the program to tell the story of Booker T. Washington's emancipation from slavery and subsequent rise to prominence within the African-American community. Glenn implores listeners to read 'Up from Slavery', which eliminates all doubt about what sort of man Washington really was. He says that every student and every 30-year old adult needs to read it.
-Why do cartoon characters wear gloves? The reason is not racism, as was surmised on a previous episode. The reason is that these humanized versions of animals required additional contrast to be seen properly in grainy, black-and-white footage.
-The guys eat and rate new salsa and queso-flavored chips in the latest edition of SPOONS! And this might just be the most split verdict in recent memory.
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