We'll be recording our full weekly episode on Monday, September 23. Today we'll be joining millions from around the world for the #ClimateStrike. Hope you are heading out into the streets too!
Out d’Coup | Mueller Speaks; Impeachment; Second Debate; Netroots; Young Dems Conference; Beer Reviews
We're still kind of summering.
Sean is back from Indy. Kevin carved out time away from kids summer camping. Sean's birthday is coming up.
Today we focus on the aftermath of this week's Mueller testimony, Democratic Party leadership losing the battle to avoid impeachment, and the upcoming Democratic presidential debates.
We also give our takes on Netroots and the Young Democrats of America Conference. Yes, Sean was actually elected for something!
Kevin gives his promised review of Free Will Brewing's Blueberry Mash, Mango Mash, Sophisticated Ignorance, and Pool Beer. Sean also lists a bunch of numbers that correspond to something on the new camera lens he's crushing on.
All that and more!
Out d’Coup | Trump and Racists Stoke Fascism; Ilhan Omar Pulls No Punches; Democratic Party Leadership Withers; Second Dem Debate Netroots Nation; Apollo 11 Moon Landing; More Mashes at Free Will
The 2020 campaign now in full swing as Trump and his supporters launch their new racist chant: “Send them back!” The chant targets “The Squad,” Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, and Ayanna Pressley - the most visible, newly elected progressive congresswoman...all, of course, women of color. Precisely why Trump is using them as surrogates to encourage violence and hatred against people of color and immigrants.
Ilhan Omar is welcomed by constituents in her home district. She pulls no punches telling reporters that she thinks Trump is indeed "fascist."
A question still remains if Democratic Party leadership has the capacity to meet Trump’s rekindled fascism. My bet is that we are on our own. Thank the old gods and the new for a growing insurgent Democratic caucus.
CNN announces the lineup for the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates. Biden is spared being on the same stage with Warren once again. This time around Bernie and Warren will share the stage on night one while Kamala Harris will face off with Biden on night two.
The Washington Post reports that there may be some labor unrest within the Bernie Sanders Campaign.
It was Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last weekend. I’ll have a read on my limited time there.
No bigger space news than the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 16th, 1969 the Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface 50 years ago tomorrow, July 20th. Collins remained in orbit piloting the command module.
Lego released their new Lunar Module set to commemorate the historic mission. My kids and I will add that to our Lego Saturn V rocket that my daughter and I built last year.
Free Will Brewing will be at the Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival at Peddler's Village this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. That will pair well with two new releases from their Mash series. The festival special: Blueberry Mash - Blueberry Mash - Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of blueberry purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV. A Mango Mash - Mango Mash 🥭 - Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of mango purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV.
It's another round of technical issues this week. Here's a little update about what's up.
It's our second mini podcast from Keystone Progress Summit in Harrisburg. After a very long Lieutenant Gov debate, our Raging Chicken crew headed to McGrath's pub to debrief with food and drink. Special guests join the discussion.
We're in Harrisburg for the Keystone Progress Summit!
Out d’Coup | Tax Bill Disaster; Toomey’s Bucket List; Turning Point USA Scandal; J20; Dems Cave on DACA; Collab with Inside 254; Space News; Beer, and more!
Yes, Rep. Tom Cole, a God did make Republicans to cut taxes. A demon God, but a God nonetheless. Pat Toomey celebrates crossing off another item on his bucket list with the passage of the GOP tax disaster bill. Turning Point USA - that billionaire-backed dark money group looking to bring extreme right-wing politics to college Student Government is embroiled in a scandal. Jane Mayer tells the story in the New Yorker. The first group of J20 protestors found not guilty.
We preview our collaborative podcast with Inside 254 talking about sexual misconduct allegations in the State Capitol, toxic masculinity, and positive signs of organizing for power.
In today's last call, Galactic Capitalists starting their lobbying campaigns to call for full privatization of space. Need a last minute Xmas gift? Look no further than this son-of-a-Koch, Wyatt. He's got some shirts to sell. Free Will's ready for the holidays. Pizza Boy's special releases, and more!
On this Out d’Coup Xtra, Dr. Colleen Clemens joins Kevin to talk about misogynist, right-wing trolls and toxic masculinity. Following yet another horrific mass shooting in Texas earlier this month, Clemens tweeted “Toxic masculinity is killing everyone. REPEAT. Toxic masculinity is killing everyone. REPEAT. Toxic masculinity is killing everyone. REPEAT.” That was enough to draw vicious attacks from the bottom-feeders on the right. Her article, “Why I Said No to Tucker Carlson, and Why My “No” Didn’t Matter,” appeared this weekend on Raging Chicken Press.
Colleen Lutz Clemens, Ph.D., associate professor of Non-Western Literatures and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, earned her Ph.D. in Post-Colonial Literature at Lehigh University. Raging Chicken readers and listeners know Clemens as the co-creator of the podcast Inside 254. Keep your eyes out for an episode of Inside 254 talking about toxic masculinity coming soon.
End of the year membership special: Chris Robé’s book, Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas, is our pick to close out 2017 and we're adding it to our bookshelf. You can too. Now through the end of the year, we will send your very own copy of Breaking the Spell if you become a member of Raging Chicken Press at the $10/month level. And, we'll send you some cool swag too! Become a member of Raging Chicken Press today!