Pre-show notes follow after the jump…

Original air date: 9/4/11
Total run time: 1:59:54
File size: 57.6 MB

Nerdist podcast gives Emily a shout out!
psfr panel – last chance to vote!
MST3K on Netflix
SK’s Under the Dome coming to Showtime
New Stephen King sounds interesting – poli-sci-fi
Torchwood: Miracle Day
True Blood
Doctor Who
Syfy summer lineup: Alphas, Eureka, Warehouse 13
Why can’t George Lucas leave well enough alone?
Are Bill & Emily watching Fringe yet?


The politics of Hurricane Irene
* Cantor’s callousness
* The relevance of infrastructure

* August’s awful job numbers
* The 2011-2012 dilemma: Republicans are getting their way on economic policy and then denying any responsibility for the results
* Big speech on Thursday
* Gaming out what happens next

* The new GOP frontrunner
* Romney changes message, strategy
* Bachmann starting to fade, loses support to Perry
* Huntsman’s tax plan isn’t at all “moderate”
* Beware of horserace polls 15 months out
* Paul Ryan, still not running

The wrong call on ozone standards
* Couldn’t this have been a bargaining chip?

Why Mike Lofgren’s perspective matters — a lot

1. TV preacher Pat Robertson
2. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Republican presidential candidate
3. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
4. Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt
5. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)
6. Matthew Vadum, conservative columnist