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S04 E13 - One Party, One Race, Two Orientations


The Bro Show Podcast

S04 E13 - One Party, One Race, Two Orientations

Jon, Jeri and Blondie

Blondie's Review

Jeri describes two new T-shirt designs: The Yella Bumpa and the Pumpa Bumpa, showing nothing but the first bumps. They are in code, sort of like a secret handshake for Bro Show fans. So we will be looking for them.

See how well the Brothers did with their Oscar picks (pretty damn good). It’s well-known that they couldn’t stand “The Favourite.” But when Olivia Coleman (the Queen) won for best actress, her acceptance speech was so funny, self-deprecating, and British, that it almost made up for her winning.

The #metoo movement lost the CEO of “Time’s Up,” Lisa Borders. She stepped down because of sexual allegations against her own son. She’s a good friend of Mika (‘Know Your Value’) from Morning Joe. I think the original tagline for #metoo, “Believe the Women” was pretty over-reaching in the first place. Even Mika agrees that you can’t blindly believe EVERY woman who makes an allegation. Not without due process. I also like Joe though, regardless of his hair.

Jon is the go-to-guy for all things Chicago, and especially for Chicago politics. Except for a slight interruption from his robot/girlfriend Alexa, he explains the upcoming election for Mayor. In describing the ‘Non-Partisan’ nature of the election, Jon gives his own personal opinion as to why he thinks that is. It’s very believable.

He expertly breaks down the most interesting of the 14 candidates running. The primary was held last Tuesday, the 26th, and the results were fantastic, very uplifting. Two black women won the top two spots. In first place is Lori Lightfoot, a federal prosecutor, an outsider with no political affiliation, and a gay woman. Second is Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board. Bill Daley came in third, officially ending the Daley Dynasty. The runoff election will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd.

The historic election of the first African-American woman is a rebuke of what Jon thinks is the original intention of the ‘Non-Partisan’ elections in Chicago. You’ll have to listen to find out what that is.