Darwin's Extemp: Rebutting Senator Biggs From Alpha House, Episode 9 Opening Monologue

Debating Climate Change, Voter ID Laws, Defending the Tea Party

Here are the subjects I debate, and the times at which I discuss each topic if you want to skip around.  I included the links to any sources I reference.

  1. Republicans Believe In Opportunity - 4:40

  2. Republicans Believe In Building Things, Roads, Schools, Power Grids - 4:50

  3. Eisenhower Builds the Highway System - 5:00

  4. Nixon Creates the EPA - 8:48

    1. http://www.cato.org/blog/tough-day-court-epas-greenhouse-gas-regulations

  5. Republicans Created Cap and Trade to fight Climate Change - 13:07

  6. Republicans Don't Believe In Climate Change Now, Or Any Research Into It - 14:35

    1. http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2014/02/climate-science

    2. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303945704579391611041331266

    3. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324549004579067532485712464

    4. http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/climate-evidence-causes/question-18/

    5. http://www.slideshare.net/Revkin/victor-on-climate-denialism-29-jan-2014

  7. Same With Mandates, Infrastructure, Background Checks, or a dozen other things we used to support before we got within pissing range of the Tea Party - 33:50

    1. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970204618704576641190920152366?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970204618704576641190920152366.html

  8. Remember the old Gil John Biggs who used to bring home a clinic or research center without apology. Sure I named 'em after myself but I don't mind future generations knowing who invested in 'em. - 39:34

  9. And remember Coach Biggs who made college loans a huge priority because he'd seen how it changed lives. - 40:23

  10. Never threatened to shut down our government or wreck our credit. - 45:36

    1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/10/07/a-visual-history-of-the-past-17-government-shutdowns/

  11. Suppress Voting Rights. - 46:25

    1. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704816604576333650886790480

    2. http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/measuring-the-effects-of-voter-identification-laws/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

  12. Compare People to Hitler. - 52:00

Defending the Tea Party - 52:30

http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/john-gottman#section-when-compromising-too-soon-is-a-problem