This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re getting back to our roots and finally addressing the elephant in the room and the horrible mess it continues to make. What we find most interesting about this elephant’s mess is that it’s been going on for so long and even now with a Donkey in charge of things, the mess has yet to disappear. Chop, chop Donkey! By the way, we’re talking about Republicans here and not actual elephants. Real elephants are cool. Real Republicans are not.

In fact, they’ve been uncool for a really long time. How do we know this? Because it’s measurable. We have actual numbers to reflect the lack of coolness on the part of the Republican Party. Had the minimum wage laws first enacted in the 1930s followed their set trajectory and actually kept up with inflation over the decades, the current minimum wage in the U.S. would be around $30/hr. Yet asking for $15/hr is met with resistance akin to making root canals mandatory procedures for everyone. So what happened? Mainly, the 1970s Republican Party happened. They rolled up in their shiny new Ford Mavericks, rockin’ platform shoes, sportin’ feathered mullet hairdos and proceeded to sh*t all over the place.

And guess what? THEY’RE STILL DOING IT! The elephant in the room just keeps going. Just this week, old Ted Cruz took to the steps of the Supreme Court in protest of the house passing a bill to make Washington D.C. our nation’s 51st state. Ted’s not one to keep his mouth shut so naturally he flopped open his jaw and spewed some of the most hypocritical BS we’ve ever heard. Honestly, any reason to mock the Zodiac Killer is acceptable in our book, so tune in to hear exactly what he said and why he said it.

And if Ted’s word vomit wasn’t bad enough, did you hear what North Carolina’s Madison Cawthorn did last week? He introduced something he called the “Donument Act” – yes, he named it himself and considering he has no formal education or experience in much of anything other than filing lawsuits, we’re not surprised. This act proposes we make Donald Trump’s great wall a national monument in order to preserve it from wall-destroying Demoncrats. Nice try, kid.

Now we acknowledge that not all elephants are created equal. Indeed, some of the worst ones aren’t even politicians. He might not hold political office, but Mike Lindell (the My Pillow guy) is as vocal and as annoying as it gets. He’s so off his rocker insane that even Fox News cut him off air during his last interview. He now makes his rounds on conspiracy theory YouTube channels and podcasts hosted by sweaty five-shirted guys named Steve Bannon, where he pushes the Republican-held belief that the 2020 election was rigged by the evil, child murdering dirty liberals. In his quest to further this ridiculous rhetoric, this week Mike launched his own social media platform called FRANKSPEECH.COM.  Be sure to listen to hear about what happened when the site went live. Let’s just say it did not go well, but it was incredibly funny nonetheless.

So tune in to hear all about the many messes Republicans continue to make, plus MORE cause this week we’re finally addressing The Elephant in the Room.

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re talking about a subject few, if any, are willing to tackle. That’s right. This week we’re sharing what we know about underwear perverts and their downslide into murder.

You may be asking yourself ‘How do the Snowflakes know SO much about murderous underwear thieves?’ and we’d agree that’s a valid question. We likely know more than the average flake. Luckily for our listeners, it’s a question we’ll be answering in this episode.

 Admittedly, when we’re not recording this epic podcast, rescuing orphaned kittens, or trolling conservatives online, we’re most likely consuming copious volumes of true crime stories.

What we’ve discovered over the years is that we’re not alone in our obsession. True Crime is a genre that appeals to many and spans multiple generations. For us, the most interesting part of nearly every homicide investigation is the interrogation process. The psychology and techniques used by investigators when questioning suspects is interesting to say the least. And how those suspects respond when under pressure to confess is even more fascinating to watch. Better yet, what happens when cops must interrogate one of their own? We’ve got that covered this week as well.

So tune in as we share some of the most gripping interrogations of crazy underwear-perverts-turned-murders we've ever seen.  Bonus: we’ve also included a few of our underwear-less interrogations as well simply because the stories surrounding the cases are downright crazy.

Since listening to this episode will undoubtedly make you want to watch the interrogations for yourself, we've got you covered. 

The Interrogations:

Russell Williams -- https://youtu.be/lj7QRP37Wn0

Stephen McDaniel -- https://youtu.be/HkRjIq8Cp2A

Stephanie Lazarus -- https://youtu.be/WLSNPkf8RCU

Dalia Dippolito -- https://youtu.be/7JttwV6XZ_I

Daniel Holtzclaw -- https://youtu.be/LLtqVUeGde0

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re discussing an unusual observation involving powerful men named Andrew. Why do they always turn out to be so bad? Is it the name? Is it the power? Is it a complex algorithm combining the two with a force of nature beyond our understanding? Eh, it’s probably just coincidence, but this week we’re going to pretend it’s a pattern as we examine 4 famous Andrews and their badness.

We begin with the recent scandals surrounding New York governor, Andrew Cuomo (Handsy Andy). Like many Americans we were shocked as one woman after another stepped forward in recent months accusing Andrew of misconduct and questionable behavior towards the females in his life. How could the guy who won an International Emmy for his daily Covid briefings during a time when national leadership was otherwise a joke also be a total dog? Turns out, this ain’t Cuomo’s first rodeo when it comes to questionable behavior.

Our 2nd bad Andrew in power is the one and only Prince Andrew, Duke of York. We have a soft spot for British folks, but this guy is a real piece of work. In 2019 the Liar Prince sat down with the BBC to explain his longtime friendship with convicted diddler and child trafficker, Jeffrey Epstein. The interview is one of the most cringe-worthy things we’ve ever seen, as Prince Andrew attempts to “explain away” the countless accusations of his own involvement in Epstein’s crimes in a sweaty, stuttering, fumbling mess. Did he really think anyone would believe him? Power seems to make certain Andrews rather delusional.

Our 3rd Andrew in power, and therefore bad, is the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. By far the worst decision Andrew Jackson ever made as president was to sign the 1830 Indian Removal Act, whereby 100,000 Native Americans were forced from their lands in the southeastern U.S. by the federal government and were marched 1,000 miles west. This march would become known as the Trail of Tears as thousands died along the way.

And if you thought the 7th president was bad, wait til you hear about the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson. 10 out of 10 historians agree, Johnson is the worst president in American history. Yes, even worse than the tangerine tyrant himself. Johnson was a rude, crude, openly hateful racist from Raleigh, NC, who ushered in a wave of Jim Crow laws following Lincoln’s assassination – arguably causing the multi-generational disparities between white and Black people still witnessed to this day.

 

Is it the name? Is it the power? Is it both? Andrews in Power. Why so bad?

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re wondering what happens when white people’s “wokeness” goes too far? We know, we know. You’re thinking ‘Is that even possible?’ and we’d wager that YES, not only is it possible, but sometimes it’s kinda sorta hilarious. And honestly, there’s no better place to see an excessive show of social awareness than in the beautifully progressive city of Asheville, North Carolina.

 

Now don’t misunderstand. We’re both fans of Asheville and we’re both super lefty liberals with strong progressive views, which we’re coming to terms with, but sometimes all the catering and tip-toeing and safe space holding is a bit much. We start this week’s examination of Asheville’s “performative wokeness” with the telling of a true story involving a missing child from the area. Thankfully, the child was found safe and returned home. However, we noticed the handling of the child’s gender-identity by the local media, police and even the kid’s own mother to be odd at the very least. Granted, it’s hard to know what the right call is during an emergency situation, but is outing or misgendering an otherwise non-out kid the right move? Tune in to learn more about what happened in this unusual story and to hear our thoughts on the matter.

 

All this said, we acknowledge that there are times when being lefty and woke and vocal about sensitivities is necessary and warranted. Case in point, the firing of Roseanne from her own television show after she got loaded on Ambien and made a racist fool of herself on Twitter. She had it coming. But what about the times when the most vocal of the lot turn their shouting towards individuals who aren’t necessarily making racist fools of themselves, but simply aren’t “woke” enough for the people around them? Where is the consensus in these sorts of “attacks” on white people by other white people? Most importantly, who is benefiting? These are important questions to keep in mind when the Twitter mobs begin their 140-character assaults.

 

We close this week with another eyebrow-raising Asheville story, except this one is still ongoing and it’s been ongoing for quite some time. We’re talking about the damn Vance Monument. While we applaud the city’s condemnation of the racist man behind the name of the monument, we can’t help but wonder what the heck is taking so long to do something about it. Covering the towering phallic monument with a black condom-looking tarp to the tune of $20,000 is an expensive (and hilarious) way to make the city’s unsightly appendage even more visible. We guess they wanted to play it…safe?

 

Tune in to hear our laughter-filled takes on these stories plus more as we examine why it’s always funny in Asheville.

 

References:

Chris Hayes, March 31st 2021. “Who Gets to Say with John McWhorter”. Why Is This Happening? With Chris Hayes. NBC News. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/who-gets-to-say-with-john-mcwhorter/id1382983397?i=1000514986883

 

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