On this podcast edition of The Score radio show…
Scott Lee kicks off the show with audio of this week’s lieutenant governor debate (courtesy of Bearing Drift’s special correspondent Rick Sincere, who was in attendance). Scott says that while he likes debates, he found this frustrating. art comes from moderator Bob Gibson (a thoroughly good guy), who asked whether the state needed more revenue. Not necessarily a tax increase. But more revenue. The candidate word salads aside, Jill Vogel comes down against tax hikes, Justin Fairfax broadly supportive of the idea. There were also questions about whether the candidates had taken stands against their parties, and the right to reproductive health care. The candidates were also asked what they would do to prevent climate change. As the part-time lieutenant governor. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: eliminate the office of lieutenant governor.
Next, Scott dives into the diversionary saga of the Google Memo, its author, and the grand kerfuffle that ensued. My colleague Tim Cavanaugh writes  that the fired engineer may have a stronger legal case against the company than some think over his firing. Reason’s Nick Gillespie argues that Google may have bene wrong on the issues, but was within its right  to fire James Damore.
This leads to Scott’s next topic, currently out-of-work NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He’s back in the news, owing to the Dolphins decision to pass CK by in order to sign Jay Cutler (which dooms the Dolphins 2017 campaign, but that’s a subject for a different time). The spat over this leads some ESPN talking heads to lose their minds…which is sure to get those cord cutters to change their ways.
Then its back to more local matters, such as moves by Virginia school boards over dress codes. Over matters of fairness, expression, and so on.
And for the torch-bearing (and paunchy ) bigots who’ve descended on Charlottesville this weekend, better to laugh at them. Take it away Mr. Brooks:
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