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Hard Factor

Hard Factor 12/12 - EPISODE #100: Trumpdate on the Border Wall, Elon's World, and the Texas Court System in the Soft Corner

President Trump invited Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer into the Oval Office for a polite yelling match over the "great wall" to divide Mexico and the US. Elon Musk is doing odd interviews, spouting off on Twitter, and announcing new products. The county of McLennan, Texas, Baylor University, and Jacob Walter Anderson, an alleged rapist, are in the Soft Corner for trampling on the rights of the alleged victim... again Baylor University. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including Google CEO mocked while testifying to congress, Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti extending their woeful losing streak, and an elderly British couple caught with 22 pounds of cocaine on a cruise ship.  
00:18:50 12/11/2018

Past Episodes

Russian spy, supposed gun activist, and cock tease to old NRA members, Maria Butina is set to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy. A taxi driver in South Korea died by setting himself on fire in protest of a new ride-sharing app scheduled to launch soon. The segment "What the Hell, China??" returns to cover cockroaches being used to consume excess food waste; and other headlines, including a Brexit vote delay, Meghan Markle losing more royal staff members, French President Emmanuel Macron capitulating to protestors, layaway santas, and an ecstasy burger served to little kids in Texas.  
00:18:50 12/10/2018
On today's episode the Hard Factor boys discuss topics like: Both the President and the Vice President's Chiefs of Staff have left or are leaving. A 28 year old woman who was a Miss America contestant as Miss Kentucky is now a dirty sex scandal teacher at a West Virginia middle school. Kevin Hart won't be this years Oscar host but he also wont be apologizing for blasting the gays back in the day. Also a bunch of other headlines that you'll have to hear to believe. 
00:18:50 12/9/2018
A robot at an Amazon factory punctured a can of bear mace and sent over 20 workers to the hospital. Japan's population is projected to shrink in the coming years, so they're giving away free houses to families who are willing to settle down in the country. The XFL is making a comeback in eight cities, we give an update on the Hard Body Weight Loss Competition; and other headlines, including George HW Bush's funeral, Wisconsin Republicans pulling a fast one, France cancels the gas tax, and Rudy Giuliani doesn't know how to work a phone.   
00:18:50 12/5/2018
Roger Stone is adamant that he will be pleading the 5th if called for questioning in the Mueller investigation, while Michael Flynn gets a pass from any jail time for his cooperation. Kate joins the show to discuss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming that $21 Trillion in accounting errors over 20+ years could have paid for two thirds of universal Medicare. A lightning round of other headlines, including mob arrests in Sicily, Burger King's thirsty ad campaign, Eddie Murphy having his 9th kid, Seattle gets an NHL team, Avenatti isn't running for president, and the stock market takes a dip.   
00:18:50 12/4/2018
Take a trip down the frightening, and potentially arousing, rabbit hole that is Deep Fakes: computer generated videos made to look and sound like recognizable figures. Some cops in Minnesota are in hot water after deciding to decorate their precinct Christmas tree with racist decorations, including malt liquor cans, chip wrappers, Popeyes stuff and Newport cigs. Finally, a Lightning Round of other headlines, including serving Pine-Sol to kids, a crazy man's plans to flip Trump's limo with a forklift, trade war with China, big day for SpaceX, and pot brownies in school.   
00:18:50 12/3/2018
President Trump's wild ride at the G20, including a signed trade deal (USMCA), powerful handshakes, climate change denial, and a temporary halt to the US-China trade war. Former US President George HW Bush has passed away, and we take a look at some of his greatest achievements. The Huffington Post lands in the Soft Corner thanks to calling Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer problematic; and other headlines, including the What's App messages that got Khashoggi caught, mute swan murders in England, and much more.   
00:18:50 12/2/2018
President Trump is ready to play hardball with the new Democratic House in the form of selective document declassification. The Hard Factor guys start a weight loss competition against each other, and get a little guidance from a registered dietician. Finally, a lightning round of other headlines, including the Senate disagreeing with the White House, Pelosi nominated for Speaker of the House, Elon Musk's tunnel under the 405 in LA gets cancelled, inmates at a South Carolina prison catfished the military for money, and Stormy Daniels says that Michael Avenatti has acted against her will on multiple occasions.   
00:18:50 11/28/2018
There is tons of unrest surrounding the Saudi situation, as John Bolton refuses to listen to the audio tapes of the murder and CIA Director Gina Haspel will not be joining the briefing to the US Senate. General Motors is squaring off with President Trump over thousands of planned layoffs. A woman in Georgia got busted for having cotton candy in her car that the cops thought was meth; and other headlines, including a feel good story about a lost wallet, an autistic basketball player, and an alarming active shooter drill in a military hospital.   
00:18:50 11/27/2018
Paul Manafort is back in trouble for not being able to change his stripes after cutting a deal with the Mueller investigation. The final midterm election of 2018 will be decided tonight for a US Senate seat in Mississippi, and it's got an interesting backstory. The NASA InSight landed on Mars and a lot of nerdy babies probably got conceived; and other headlines, including President Trump dismissing the White House report on climate change, autism rates on the rise, Apple vs. Apple users in the Supreme Court, and an update on the idiot who died trying to convert an entire island of bow and arrow shooting natives to Christianity by himself.   
00:20:00 11/26/2018
Tension mounts in Tijuana, Mexico, as thousands of migrants are building up and seeking entry into the US. Russia has taken possession of three Ukrainian warships near Crimea. Giant "Yellow Jacket" protests over the price of gas are taking place all over France, and they've gotten violent in Paris; and other headlines, including $7.5M discovered in a storage unit, Elon Musk giving a 70% chance he lives on Mars in his lifetime, NASA promoting asteroid fear, Egypt opens another sarcophagus, Cyber Monday, and Kok Alat fires back about buying his bride on Facebook.   
00:18:10 11/25/2018

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