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Out d’Coup Podcast

Jan 2019

Out d’Coup | Shutdown; 2020 Heats Up; Nancy/Donny Show; Rep. Steve KKK_King; AOC Social Media U; Impeachment?; Capital-Star Launch; Gov. Inauguration; Space Force; Star Trek; Free Will Release

The government shutdown now in day 28. Dems flood into the 2020 presidential race. So far it’s Elizabeth Warren, Richard Ojeda, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, and a couple of guys named John Delany and Andrew Yang.

Nancy and Donny play hard nose politics with the State of the Union and a planned Congressional visit to Afghanistan to visit troops and to Brussels to reaffirm American commitments to NATO.

Republican representative Steve KKK_King of Iowa, stripped of his committee assignments after he complains to the New York Times that you can’t even say you're a white supremacist anymore. Conservatives freak out as AOC gets on the House Financial Services Committee. Aaand AOC gives social media and twitter lessons to her Democratic Colleagues during her first week in office.

Will be this the straw that broke the camel's back?  Will Trump finally be impeached after Buzzfeed’s latest story reporting that Trump instructed Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump Moscow? That’s after the Wall Street Journal broke the story yesterday that during the early days of the 2016 campaign, Cohen hired an IT firm to manipulate polls to show that Trump was a real contender. And, yes, Cohen claims that he did so at the request of Trump. 

The Pennsylvania Capital Star will be a new progressive, investigative online news source in Harrisburg. Let’s hope the little social media fails they had with their launch doesn’t trip them up too much. 

It was inauguration day in Harrisburg. Let’s see what the Wolf/Fetterman team can get done as they were fawning over “bi-partisanship.” We’ll have some completely unsolicited advice for them. 

Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans get seated to the House Ways and Means committee. Right before that, Brendan Boyle came out in support of Medicare for All.

Steve Carell will star in a new Netflix series called...wait for it...Space Force. Star Trek Discovery Season 2 launched last night...and it was freaking awesome. 

A team of NASA scientists is proposing to land a drone called “Dragonfly” on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, following research from the Cassini probe found that Titan has an atmosphere that rains organic compounds on the surface of the moon. 

Free Will is going all blueberries with this week’s can release. Blueberry Mash is a Kettle Sour Ale with Blueberry, Vanilla, and Milk Sugar – 7.5% ABV.

Jan 2019

Out d’Coup | Happy 2019; Impeach the MF; Warren 2020; AOC is Everywhere and Dances; No to Pay-Go; Poor Daryl; Lindsey Williams Seated; Roots at Gov. Wolf Ball; Space News; Free Will Release

Happy 2019! Establishment Dems clutch their pearls over Rashida Tlaib’s calls for impeachment. It’s not what she said, it’s how she said it.

Elizabeth Warren makes it official. She’s running for president in 2020. Already the talking heads and Twitterati are deeply engaged in the EmoProg Primary. Let the perfect be the enemy of the good. If you must engage in the Bernie v. Warren sniping, at least checkout David Dayen’s article in the New Republic from last October.

Nancy Pelosi sworn in as the Democratic Speaker of the House. The first-ever woman speaker takes up the gavel again.

Another smear campaign against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falls flat on its face. AOC wears white to her swearing-in ceremony to pay tribute to the suffragists.  

Are Old Deal Democrats trying to squash progressive initiatives with Pay-Go? Can we at least get through the first week before Dems decide to use Republican rhetoric to define their policies? Try buying a house with Pay-Go rules. Ro Khanna, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Tim Ryan come out early against Pay-Go.

Indivisible groups, Medicare for All supporters, climate activists and other progressives are not wasting any time letting Democrats know they will not be going away any time soon.

And, Terry McAuliffe gets launched into the talking heads circuit to tamp down progressive, universal policies like Medicare for All and tuition free college.

House Republicans released their committee assignments on Wednesday and Daryl Metcalfe is pissed that he didn’t get on the House Judiciary Committee.  Instead, he’s going to sitting on the Energy and Environmental Resources Committee.

PA Senate Republicans sat Lindsey Williams after voters went to their local Senate offices and demand that they seat her.

Governor Tom Wolf has booked The Roots for the inaugural ball. And, it’s the Farm Show in Harrisbu

Farm Show. John Micek is on the beat. Here piggie, piggie, piggee.

China lands on the dark side of the moon. China's robotic Chang'e 4 lander became the first to touch down on the dark side of the moon on Wednesday night. The Chinese lander now sits on the floor of the 115-mile-wide Von Kármán Crater. NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft visited Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object 4 billion miles from the sun. It’s the most distant object get a pass by from a man-made spacecraft.

Sean watches Vice. AOC dances.

Free Will bottle release: Clifford the Big Red Quad - a collaboration with Blue Dog Tavern will be released tomorrow (Saturday, 1/5) in 500ml bottles.