Jump on into episode 18 of Beer & Bros. This time around, Dan and Lyle decide to tackle two news stories, and still keep the show around a half hour. So, what two topics did they discuss? George Zimmerman selling the gun that killed Trayvon Martin and Bill Cosby being ordered to stand trial for sexual assault. Black Lives Matter, folks, even Bill Cosby’s. Give us a half hour, and we’ll give you something to think about.
We started off the discussion talking about George Zimmerman, his gun, Trayvon Martin, the media, and Black Lives Matter activists. In recent news, Zimmerman put up for auction the 9mm that was used in the self-defense killing of 17-year-old Martin. Initially, the auction house where the gun was available agreed to hold the auction, but then later withdrew their offer. Zimmerman found another gun auction website and started over. By the time the bidding had ended, the gun had earned $250,000 for Zimmerman. He intends to use the money to help police officers and other innocent people who are victims of violent crimes…
“I want all the Black Lives ‘activists,’ which I think are just absolute pansies, to realize that anybody and everybody that they try and hurt, all they’re doing is guaranteeing I’m going to step in to make their lives 10 times better than before their Black Lives Matter campaign,” Zimmerman said. Watch the video interview here.
That’s not exactly what most of the media outlets portray, however. In fact, Dan goes on a bit of a rant over the media bias. Find out why he sides with Zimmerman.
In other news, comedian and activist for acting right, Bill Cosby, will stand trial for sexual assault. Over a span of five decades, Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting nearly forty women. In a CNN piece, many of the women’s claims are laid out chronologically. “It made my head spin” said Dan, speaking of the long list of stories.
Cosby openly admits to having used quaaludes, much the same way someone might use alcohol, in wooing women. In the 60’s and 70’s, the pills were used recreationally, and Bill would offer them to women. He was married at the time, by the way.
Many, if not all, of the accounts by the alleged victims involved taking the pills or suspecting they’d been slipped drugs in their drinks, only to wake up later in a compromising position and feeling immobile.
Whether or not these women’s accounts are true remains to be determined. What we do know is that Bill Cosby is going to court based on second-hand testimony and hearsay. Time may or may not reveal the truth, but it will bring a verdict. Just like Lucy, Bill Cosby’s got a lot of explaining to do.