This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy try to make the boring impeachment inquiry entertaining, then they discuss the upcoming Democratic primary debate, Myles Garrett’s helmet swing, Tulsi Gabbard’s legal team sending a letter to Hillary demanding that she issue a public apology, and how breathalyzers and even blood tests for alcohol aren’t all that reliable.
From the show:
The next Democratic Presidential Debate
Is taking place on November 20th, and Vox is very excited that it is going to be moderated by an all female panel. So which of the candidates made the cut?
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
- Billionaire and climate advocate Tom Steyer
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
I’ll be tuned in, although I expect that it will be yet another example of the Democrats making America bored again.
Some people are on twitter to follow sports
And boy were they in for some insanity this week! During Thursday night football things got a bit dicey when the Cleveland Brown’s Myles Garret decided to rip off the helmet of Steeler’s quarterback Mason Rudolph and beat him with it.
Other people are on twitter to follow politics
Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign’s legal counsel sends Hillary a polite note that basically reads; issue a public apology for calling Tulsi a Russian asset or else.
“Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard’s (U.S. Rep, Hawaii) campaign’s legal counsel released the following letter today concerning Hillary Clinton’s defamation of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.” —TULSI2020 pic.twitter.com/1nd6DDhhSe
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) November 12, 2019
But at least there are some things we know are reliable when it comes to police investigations: those are the scientific tests conducted by prosecutors and police agencies used in forensic analysis. At least those things are done by reliable and impartial experts, right?
For example, last week, The New York Times released the results of a new study showing that so-called breathalyzer machines, long used as evidence against alleged drunk drivers, are not reliable.
According to The Times:
But those tests [i.e., breathalyzers] — a bedrock of the criminal justice system — are often unreliable, a New York Times investigation found. The devices, found in virtually every police station in the U.S., generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.
Judges in Massachusetts and New Jersey have thrown out more than 30,000 breath tests in the past 12 months alone, largely because of human errors and lax governmental oversight. Across the country, thousands of other tests also have been invalidated in recent years.