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Unf*cking The Republic

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Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more


The Itsfuckedforsure Bill: And the Ghosts of Spending Bills Past.

President Biden signed H.R. 3684 into law with leaders in Washington breaking their arms to pat themselves on the back. Never mind that the infrastructure bill is either 20% or 40% of what the American Society of Civil Engineers believes is necessary (depending upon your interpretation of the allocated funds), or that it doesn’t begin to address climate change, or that it’s stuffed with old school pork and contains none of the human elements promised to us. It’s a bill that got signed in Washington and that’s apparently all that matters. Find out why it’s great for corporations, guarantees the Republicans take back the White House in ‘24 and why we’re mad at Elon Musk and his hair plugs.


00:02:22 Intro

00:05:18 Segment 1

00:21:52 Segment 2

00:37:33 Show Notes

00:38:29 Book Love

00:39:06 Emails + Shoutouts

00:50:58 Outro


U.S. Department Of Transportation: Public Roads- Summer 1996

Investopedia: Understanding the Infrastructure Bills

ASCE Infrastructure Report Card: Making the Grade

ASCE Infrastructure Report Card: A Comprehensive Assessment Of America’s Infrastructure

New York Times: Biden signs infrastructure bill, promoting benefits for Americans.

New York Times: What’s in the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: H. R. 3684

Brookings: Eight Years Later- What the Recovery Act Taught Us about Investing in Transportation

Britannica: Tennessee Valley Authority

U.S. Department Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration: Interstate Highway System - The Myths

Book Love

Michael Grunwald: The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era

Stephanie Kelton: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy


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Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media ( Original music is by Tom McGovern ( The show is written and hosted by Old Corn Pop, the gang banger and distributed by Elon Musk’s hair plugs.

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