Monday, April 20, 2020

Return to the Pod Room and Reefer Madness

Image by Herbal Hemp from Pixabay 
It's our latest installment, and I have returned from Utah, we have returned to the pod room, and we unpack the lies and deceit that led to the outlaw of marihuana, aka Mary Jane, aka reefer, the devil's lettuce, etc.

With Love From Utah

Yep, I'm back from my Utah trip. And, before you go off on my for "traveling" it was necessary travel that we'd been putting off for a while. 

My father-in-law gifted us, (hubby and me) a car. Mine was trying to give out, and before we were completely without transportation, he swooped in with a perfectly good vehicle that has saved my our desert-living lives.

Utah is a gorgeous place. I saw more FLDS people in person than I'd ever seen. Ever. I just wanted to grab those women and girls and say, "Come with me. I'll take you to California. You don't have to marry the profit." But, they'd probably look at me like I was an alien with three heads, so...

Meanwhile Back in the Pod Room

The chickens have been relocated to outside. Thank you, Jesus!

Aside from the risk of salmonella, and the light wafting of chicken essence, we were glad to be back. Our alternatives were few, and the crotch goblins can be hard to avoid when we're all in the same space during recording.

So thank heaven for small blessings.

All that's left to do is soundproof that bytch and put a lock on the door. Oh, by the way, have you visited our Patreon page yet? Check it out, and feel free to become a patron. We love our patrons!

Reefer Madness

In this week's episode, Sunni takes us on a journey of the history of prejudice against the cannabis plant and its applications.

From rope to clean fuel sources to construction materials, cannabis plants have a wealth of uses. 5000 to be exact. 

But of course, the rich, old, white men in charge did what they do best and put the kibosh on that. Since they had no stake in the cannabis industry, and instead of getting in on the ground floor, they put cannabis farmers out of business. Bastards!

They left a legacy for you and me, of fearmongering, prejudice and self-shame because the world adopted their inaccurate, blatantly false views on cannabis and the people who use it. So now, we and our children have to overcome stereotypes and bullshit ideas behind their greed and lies.

Enter Our Drawing and Win

We're still giving away a Book of Lies Podcast T-shirt! All you have to do is post about us on social and tag us on Twitter to enter. At the end of the month, Sunni will draw a name and you can rock our faces on your gut. Isn't that exciting? 

Anyway, this COVID-19 shit still has us social distancing. So do your best to stay safe and healthy. And, until next time.

Don't get scammed.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Wells Fraudgo and Covid 19 Masks

American money in different denominations
Image by NikolayFrolochkin from Pixabay 
Going into the third week of "Safe at Home" and week 2 of homeschooling these kids, and we're practicing physical distancing on the podcast this week.
In our first ever, Skype episode, we try to remember how last week went. I still have no idea how my week was. I survived, we survived. That's all I know.

Wells Fargo Bullshit and John Stumpf

Sunni brings us the story or Wells Fargo and the years of fraudulent accounts and bad banking practices co-signed by its former CEO John G. Stumpf.

Unfortunately the unsavory practices he allowed led to millions of dollars in fraudulent bank fees charged to customers, unearned bonuses and incentives earned by account managers and bank managers, and an ongoing lawsuit that may take several years to resolve.

That's why I don't bank with these old banks anymore. They charge fee upon fee, and their boiler room mentality allows for them to commit fraud and screw customers out of their hard-earned money.

My suggestion is to seek an online bank that preferably gives you investment options. I like Aspiration Bank, but I've heard good things about Stash banking.

Also, the Bank of Brandi is opening. We're a bank with no fees, but just know once you make a deposit, you can't make any withdrawals. And, your deposits will contribute to frivolous spending on extravagant purchases like wine and $20 Amazon movie rentals that would've costed $8 at the theater, but are now an arm and a leg to stream while we're all on house arrest.

Updates and Other Things

Last week we had the chance to do a sweet collaboration with our pals Cody and Christian at Nerds with Friends Podcast. And, we talked about none other than the juggernaut that is "Tiger King" with them. We got to relive the train wreck that has captured the hearts and minds of tens of thousands of Americans, and everyone in my Facebook news feed. 

It was fun. You should check them out and give them a listen.

Face Masks for Covid-19

The CDC has suggested the public wear homemade masks while in public. So, to help meet the demand for masks, I've started sewing masks. Send us an email if you'd like to learn how you can get a mask made by me. 

Of course you can use anything to cover your face, a bandanna or even a T-shirt can be used. But my masks are special because I made them. 😜

Homeschooling Elementary Schoolers


That's pretty much the gist for this one. We'll likely be spending the rest of our lives at home, not communing in groups, not eating out, going to the movies or the theater or concerts or bars. So, grab a glass or a bottle of whatever beverage tickles your fancy, and binge-listen to your favorite podcasts.

I've already started on one of my faves. Shout out to Kim and Ket Stay Alive Maybe

And, until next week...Don't get scammed.