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17
Jan 2020

Out d’Coup | Impeachment; Lev Parnas; Bernie and Warren; Kitchen’s Cabinet Launches; Penn Waste Sold; Charter Appeals Board; Kutztown U Goes After Adjuncts; Seattle Beer Co; Free Will Releases

Impeachment begins. Lev Parnas takes us inside the Trump cult. We’ve now entered the era of mob reality TV. Parnas turns up the volume and sings like a canary

It was the week that the Democratic Party establishment has been waiting for - the Great Bernie-Warren Fight. Joe Biden says he’d consider Kamala Harris as a running mate.  

Kitchen’s Cabinet launches. Charter Appeals Board meets again. It’s all about the grift. 

Kutztown University raises class sizes in order to keep adjunct faculty at part-time. So much for the lasting effects of interest-based bargaining. I’m sticking with my prediction that now that APSCUF and PASSHE have settled a long-term contract, the ax will begin to fall. PASSHE budget hearings will be held in the State Senate on February 20 and in the State House on March 3. 

Back from Seattle. Huge shout out to the great folks at Seattle Beer Company

Free Will has some new releases from their sour cellar. Erma Xtra - Foudre fermented farmhouse ale brewed in collaboration with our friends from all over Forest & Main Brewing Company, Right Proper Brewing Company, Sapwood Cellars Brewery, and Brotherton Brewing Company.  8.4% ABV. Available in 375ml bottles, 750ml bottles, and draft this Saturday at both Perkasie and Peddler's Village

And some cool news for Free Will. Hop Culture named Juice Money, our collab with Imprint Beer Company, one of "The 5 Best Beers We Had This Week".

8
Jan 2020

Out d’Coup | It’s the Latest from Our Archives! One Week After Trump’s Inauguration, Out d’Coup Focuses on the Rise of Mass Resistance Across the Nation - From 1/17/17

As Trump ramps up tensions in Iran, this latest archive episode of Out d'Coup podcast returns to the rise of Indivisible, the Women's March, and DSA as a reminder that the political culture has changed since the lead up to the last war. This time, the left is already organizing and is on cusp of nominating a transformational candidate for president. 

Here's the original show notes from this archive edition of Out d'Coup podcast from January 17, 2017:

It’s Friday, January 27, 2017. I am Kevin Mahoney, editor and founder of Raging Chicken Press and Raging Chicken Media. Each week I talk to our Capitol muckraker-in-chief, Sean Kitchen, about the good, the bad, and the ugly in state and national politics.

One week out from the inauguration of the Trump Organization and the Doomsday Clock has moved 30 seconds closer to midnight according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Looking questionable if Democrats really have the spine to seriously resist. The Trump organization continues to crackdown on journalists as it gets ready to launch State Run Trump Media. Meanwhile people are not waiting around as millions of people take to the streets and STAY THERE in the days following the inauguration.

Meanwhile here in Pennsylvania, Republican lawmakers pushing a bill that would punish Sanctuary Cities and Counties. The Chancellor of the PA State System of Higher Education looking to deepen the austerity by closing or merging universities. Thousands take to the streets in Philadelphia to protest the GOP retreat. It’s been quite a week. All that and more on today’s show.

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3
Jan 2020

Out d’Coup | Happy New Year; 2020 Elections; Assassinating Iran General; Biden Bumbles; Australia on Fire; Michael Moore Podcast; Butter Gritty; Shanna Danielson Launch; UFOs; Free Will Releases

2020 Presidential race heats up with the Iowa caucuses just one month away. 

Bernie Sanders breaks fundraising records for any presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign reported raising $34.5 million in the last months of 2019 while expanding the number of people contributing by hundreds of thousands

The Trump organization killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani who commanded Iran’s elite military forces and is considered the second most powerful figure in Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed the strike was a response to intelligence about an imminent attack. The strike further escalates tensions following two days of pro-Iranian protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. 

Australian fires rage on with new reports showing that at least 18 people and half a billion animals have already been killed. Australian officials say this weekend may be the worst yet for Southeastern Australia as temperatures of over 100 degrees will be accompanied by high winds. 

Michael Moore launches podcast, Rumble, and it heads to the top of the podcast charts in just a couple of days. 

Gritty is going to the Pennsylvania Farm Show!  The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show starts this weekend and yesterday Farm Show officials revealed this year’s butter sculpture that included Flyers mascot, Gritty, and mascots from the Steelers and Pirates

Democrats in Central, Pennsylvania are stepping up and running for the House and Senate, and next week, Shanna Danielson from Moms Demand Action will be hosting her launch party for the PA Senate!  Shanna will be challenging Senator Mike Regan in what is possibly the largest swing region in the state.  The launch party will be Thursday, January 9 from 7-9 at Buhrig’s Gathering Place in Mechanicsburg, PA

Amy Klobuchar wants to release classified UFO files if she is elected president. Both Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have also said they are open to releasing the X-Files. 

China plans more than 40 space launches in 2020. Those launches will include. lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. Like it or not, everybody, the next space race is here. 

Free Will has Two releases tomorrow, Saturday, January 4th:

  • The debut of This Way to the Sorbet, our collaboration with our friends Pottstown United Brewing Company: This Way to the Sorbet - Hazy IPA with blackberry, raspberry, lemon, vanilla, and milk sugar. Brewed using flaked oats and wheat with generous additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Lemondrop hops before finishing fermentation atop the three fruit. Fresh berry notes abound with a delicate lemon tartness rounded out by fruity hops and a touch of sweetness. 7.5% ABV.
  • The debut of Vergnügen - Pale Lager brewed with a straight forward grist of pilsner malt and flaked rice, with subtle additions of Columbus and Liberty hops, then fermented cold for many weeks. Refined, familiar, and joyous. Drink this one at your pleasure with good friends, any time. 4.2% ABV⁣.
  • In a special Monday event, Free Will the release of Müsi, a barrel-aged Saison featuring Pennsylvania native pawpaw fruit and spruce tips. Musi is a collaboration with the renown chef Ari Miller and his staff from Musi BYOB in Philly.⁣ Musi will debut on Monday, January 6th from 5:00 - 8:00 in Philly at Musi’s infamous Frizwit cheesesteak release. Only 143 750ml bottles are available, no limits. Whatever remains we’ll get out in our taprooms afterward. 
21
Dec 2019

Out d’Coup | It’s a Holiday Surprise from the Out d’Coup Archives. Taking the Wayback Machine to December 2016

On today’s show - it's a special archive edition of Out d'Coup. We did our last new show of 2019 this past Monday, but the joy doesn't stop. We didn't want to leave our devoted listeners high and dry, so we dipped into the archive. Kevin Mahoney introduces the episode reflecting upon the past several years. We hope you like it!

Here's the original description: 

Out d’Coup | Winter is Coming! We’re Back Talking Trumplandia, Normalizing White Supremacy, and new Raging Chicken Contributors

December 14, 2016

It’s December 14, 2016. Raging Chicken Radio is back! Trumplandia is coming folks and we are rebuilding and getting ready for the fights ahead. We have been off the air since mid-September and to say that a lot has happened, is the understatement of the decade.  This is Kevin Mahoney, editor, and founder of Raging Chicken Press - Welcome to Raging Chicken Radio’s Out d’Coup podcast. Sean Kitchen and I are back and ready to take on Trump’s Suicide Squad and the tide of right-wing politics in PA.

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16
Dec 2019

Out d’Coup | Closing Out 2019; Impeachment; Greta Trolls Trump; Pelosi-Corleone; UK v. Finland; Proud Boy Party; Jeffries v. Perry in PA-10 Space Force; Free Will Releases

Impeachment moves forward. Mitch McConnell makes it clear that he’s working hand-in-glove with the White House to coordinate impeachment trial.

And while the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment, Nancy Pelosi used the cover to collude with Trump to bang through the new NAFTA. David Dayen put it best - it was a Godfather-esque move: 

“In the climactic scene of The Godfather, Michael Corleone attends the baptism of his sister Connie’s baby, as his henchmen ritually slaughter all the heads of New York’s Five Families. Corleone tightened his control over organized crime while standing in church, quietly renouncing Satan.”

Greta Thunberg gets Time Magazine’s person of the year. Trump attacks her. She goes hard troll right back. Anti-bullying crusader Melania Trump says Greta had it coming to her. 

Joe Biden is reportedly signaling that he will only run for one term

Jeff Van Drew decides to switch parties over impeachment, and in response, his office resigns en masse.

Despite saying he didn’t want any big bank money, Pete Buttigieg's campaign is rolling in it

Center for American Progress is spreading disinformation about Bernie’s Medicare for All plan. That shows what happens when you are searching for a new donor base. 

Virginia Governor Unveils Plan for Free Community College.

And, WTF just happened in the UK and how are corporate Dems going to use it to try to undermine support for Sanders and Warren.

And as COP 25 features dire warnings once again, the good news is that there is a farming boom is happening in Alaska. Yup. Time to head to the great white north. 

Finland’s new parliament is dominated by women under 35 and their new prime minister, Sanna Marin, became the world’s youngest prime minister at 34. 

Donald Trump and his out of state circus of traveling dead-heads stormed into Central Pennsylvania last week.  And to welcome these degenerates, Bobby Jeffries hosted a Roger Stone themed Christmas fundraiser with the leader of the Proud Boys and Danielle Stella, the Republican who is running against Ilhan Omar and was permanently banned from Twitter for suggesting that Omar should be hanged.  Jefferies is challenging and running to the right of Scott Perry in the PA 10 primary.

The fundraiser was supposed to be held last Monday at the Rotunda Brew Pub in Hershey, but activists were able to infiltrate the guest list and chased the Proud Boys to a dingy VFW and to celebrate, local Dems hung with Eugene DePasquale and Tom Briar at the Rotunda Brewery.  

Thank you, thank you to Branko Marcetic and his recent article in In These Times, “Trump’s Space Force is No Joke.” Yes, like I have been arguing, the left should be paying attention and not just mocking what’s happening in space policy. 

Free Will releasesRelax & Chill - Hazy Pale Ale  &  More Structure - Hazy IPA. 

This Sunday, Free Will is hosting Breakfast with SantaWe will also be hosting our annual Tenderheartz Inc. blanket collection this day. Bring in a new blanket and get a complimentary pint!

13
Dec 2019

Out d’Coup update for Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Our regularly scheduled podcast is moving to early next week. Kevin is in an end of the semester grading cave.

7
Dec 2019

Out d’Coup | Impeachment Ramps Up; UN Climate Warnings; Dem Presidential Polling Rundown; New Directions for the Chicken; Thanksgiving Reflections; Free Will Events and Releases

We'd love your feedback about new directions for Raging Chicken's Out d'Coup podcast for 2020 and beyond. Can you take a minute to give us your feedback? If you can, click here: 

RAGING CHICKEN 2020 AND BEYOND FEEDBACK FORM 

Formal impeachment hearings began in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with a panel of four Constitutional lawyers discussing grounds for impeachment. It was quite a civics lesson. 

Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a formal press conference to call on House Committees to draft articles of impeachment. Pelosi was quite serious during her announcement but got pissed when a journalist asked her if she hated Trump. That was apparently one step too far. She’s a Catholic, for Christ’s sake, she don’t hate nobody. 

The UN Climate Change Summit - aka COP 25 - being held in Madrid got underway this week. A new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ahead of the Summit shows that the world has failed to meet goals set in the Paris Agreement. Instead, there was a 1.5% increase in emissions. The report is frank, “The summary findings are bleak. Countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global [greenhouse gas] emissions, meaning that deeper and faster cuts are now required." We are not on track to 4 degrees Celsius of warming by 2100. The Paris Agreement called for no more than 2 degrees, while last year’s UN climate report stated that anything beyond 1.5 degrees will produce catastrophic results. Emissions must now be cut by 7.6% per year beginning in 2020 to stave off the worst impacts. 

The latest polling in California shows both Warren and Biden losing some support, while Bernie and Buttigieg gain. Bernie is now edging out Warren by two percentage points (24% to 22%) - a statistical tie. Buttigieg picks up 6  percentage points, while Biden loses 6 points. It looks like the biggest loser in Buttigieg’s surge is Biden. Biden barely edges out Mayor Pete for third place - 14% - 12%. Keep in mind this poll was taken before Kamala Harris’s big announcement that she was dropping out of the race. 

The latest polls have some good news for Bernie, concerns for Warren, and the sounds of desperation from Biden’s camp. Mayor Pete’s little engine that could is still chugging along. 

  • Latest Iowa polls have Buttigieg 26% out front with Sanders at 18%, Warren at 17%, and Biden at 12%; 
  • New Hampshire has Bernie in first 26% with Buttigieg next at 22% with Warren and Biden tied at 14% 
  • Nevada has Biden ahead with 24% with Bernie and Warren closing at 18%. Buttigieg remains behind at 8%.
  • And in Biden’s one strong state, South Carolina, the latest poll has Biden at 33% - 20 points ahead of Warren at 13%, Sanders at 11%, and Buttigieg at 6%. 

New directions for Raging Chicken and Out d'Coup in 2020. Podcast changing format a bit. Interviews. Guests. Members Only content on Patreon. 

Sunday is the Annual Freeze Up 5K hosted by Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy and Free Will Brewing Company

2nd annual Freeze-Up 5K at Free Will Brewing and help us enjoy the last few days of fall.  This 5K winds through trails in Perkasie and along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. Runners and walkers get a long-sleeve tee with their registration and can look forward to a free craft beer at the end of the race!

Monday, Free Will will have its annual Taproom Tree Lighting at the Brewery in Perkasie. The event begins at 7 pm.  

Tré Locally Sourced food truck will be parked out front. The event will feature Free Will’s annual sour toast by popping open a huge bottle of something out of the cellar. They will also curate a special draft list with some holiday favorites. Everyone is welcome to hang around for the Eagles Monday night game after the festivities. 

 

22
Nov 2019

Out d’Coup | Devastating Impeachment Testimonies; 2020 Update; Buttigieg Surge; Warren Stumble; Biden Fail; Yudichak; Wolf Wage Fail; Drew Crompton, Really?; Tesla Cybertruck; Free Will Black Friday

Devastating testimony at this week’s impeachment hearings. Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovich and former Trump National Security Council Advisor, Fiona Hill,  were the right choices to bookend a week of devastating impeachment hearings. Women warriors for sure. 

Buttigieg jumps into the lead in recent polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. Bernie and Biden tied in national polls. Elizabeth Warren stumbling on Medicare for All. Biden tells immigrant activist to go vote for Trump. 

John Yudichak, the former Democratic state Senator from Luzerne County, takes a profile in courage and declares himself an independent that will caucus with Republicans. 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has reached a deal on the minimum wage.  Workers can look forward to a whopping $9.50 an hour wage by 2022, and food service workers will be stuck at $2.83.  The Governor worked with Republicans and The Chamber to reach such a deal while leaving Democrats and union leaders out of the talks.

In order to get this deal, Governor Wolf also agreed to ease off of implementing overtime rules that would have helped tens of thousands of more low-income workers. 

And if that’s not maddening enough, Governor Wolf nominated Drew Crompton, Senator Joe Scarnati’s Chief of Staff, to the Commonwealth Court.  Crompton has come under scrutiny for never presiding or prosecuting a case in the courtroom, most likely never wrote an official legal opinion and was recently caught using Senator Scarnati’s campaign credit card to celebrate his 50th birthday in Las Vegas.

Tesla reveals its long-awaited pickup truck. Possible designs have been floating around the web for months. No one, however, was prepared for what drove out on the stage last night. Let’s say it’s a cross between a stealth fighter and an F150. Welcome to your cyberpunk future. Before we go all Bladerunner or Mad Max, they’ll have to fix the bulletproof windows. 

Free Will Brewing releases, This Saturday, November 23rd is the debut of The Most Fun.⁣

19 varieties of Ralphius and Ella are coming back to Free Will in a big way on Black Friday

15
Nov 2019

Out d’Coup | Impeachment; Warren Trolls Billionaires; Stephen Miller Emails; Venice Floods; DePasquale Climate Report; FBI Probes Wolf; PA Min Wage Fail; RTK; Space News; Big Free Will Releases

Impeachment hearings begin. 

Elizabeth Warren trolls billionaires

Also this week, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report on racist, white nationalist emails from senior White House policy advisor Stephen Miller

After Delany disappeared from Presidential race, Deval Patrick, jumps into the Democratic primary to represent the Big Finance wing of the party.  

Significant areas of Venice, including major tourist sites, damaged in historic flooding. Over six feet of water inundated the city. The Veneto Regional council, located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in history, literally moments after officials rejected a proposal to combat climate change. 

State Auditor General, Eugene DePasquale, released a report showing that Pennsylvania has already incurred $261 million in costs related to severe weather connected to climate change. DePasquale said that the state’s plan to mitigate the effects of climate change or address its role in worsening the problem is seriously lacking. “Pennsylvania is the nation’s fourth-largest contributor of greenhouse gases,” he said. “We can and must do better.”

The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania.

Jake Corman releases a $9.50 minimum wage plan in a push to have a minimum wage deal reached by the end of the year.  Ok, boomer. 

Harrisburg University makes it into The Atlantic for its big varsity program in...wait for it...eSports. 

Heads up vapers....after performing a double-lung transplant on a teen vaper, a surgeon says it’s an “Evil I haven’t faced before.” 

Right to Know docs are in.

China successfully tests a Mars lander, bring their ambitions visit Mars in 2020. 

Scientists have found a superfast star speeding away from our galaxy after being ejected from the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. 

NASA opens up last untouched Apollo Moon Rock Sample

Free Will is releasing the first beer in a new sour line tomorrow with Lavish: Apricot Guava Coconut - Sour Ale brewed with apricot purée, guava purée, coconut, milk sugar, and a touch of sea salt. 

Get ready for Black Friday at Free Will. It’s the annual release of Ella and Ralphius. Tonight’s the “Grand Illumination Celebration” at Peddler’s Villiage.

8
Nov 2019

Out d’Coup | Huge Wins on Election Day; Impeachment; Pelosi Goes After Medicare for All; Bloomberg Hubris; Beauregard for Senate; PA Blue Wave Again; APSCUF Contract; Space News; Free Will Releases

Kentucky Governor’s mansion turns blue! Looks like Trump’s “Read the Transcripts” rally in Lexington on the eve of election day didn’t work out so well for the Republican incumbent. Before corporate Democrats join calls to “move to the center,” they would be wise to remember that the teacher strikes gave Democrats the Governor’s mansion, not some dishwater appeal to bipartisanship. 

Virginia goes Democrat from House to the Governor’s office. 

Gordon Sondland, Trump’s EU Ambassador, flips on his boss. The transcripts are scathing. And, Sondland wasn’t the only person that saw transcripts of their depositions released to the public. A giant “uh-oh” was heard coming from the general direction of the White House. 

Ayanna Presley endorses Elizabeth Warren for president. Is this a “split” in the Squad or evidence that progressives are beginning to deepen their roots in the Democratic Party? 

Nancy Pelosi goes to Bloomsberg News to say she’s not a fan of Medicare for All. That’s should be like a bat signal to all progressives that even if we win big in 2020, we’ll be in for a fight with the Democratic Party leadership.

Another billionaire prepares to enter the presidential race as a Democratic hopeful. Yes, Michael Bloomberg will demonstrate to the world - just like Tom Steyer - how much money you can burn through to stroke your ego.

Oh, yeah, and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, is jumping in the race to get his old Senate seat in Alabama. Looks like the biggest threat to his seat will be...Trump. Trump said jokingly he’d move to Alabama to run against Sessions himself.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes to the pages of In These Times to once again make the case for social justice unionism. In the wake of militant labor victories, business unionism still dominates the leadership of many small and large unions

Oh, yeah, and public impeachment hearings begin next Wednesday and House Democrats are looking to a vote on impeachment before Christmas! 

Philadelphia votes a candidate from the Working Families Party to City Council. It’s the first time a candidate not from one of the major parties wins a seat on the council. Congrats to Kendra Brooks

Over half of Pennsylvania’s population now live in counties that are controlled by Democrats.  Democrats swept every open seat in Delaware and Chester counties and then took control of Bucks, Lehigh and Monroe counties.  Will these victories lead to a PA Dem Trifecta in 2020?

Scranton gets its first-ever woman mayor! Paige Cognetti, who ran as a Berniecrat independent, won the special election for mayor last night. Her campaign slogan, “Paige Against the Machine,” will now bring progressive politics to NEPA.  She cut her teeth writing a scathing report of corruption in Scranton’s school district for PA Auditor General Eugene Depasquale. 

APSCUF leadership begins its PR push to persuade members to vote in favor of the new contract next week. Many questions remain as to what APSCUF leadership’s embrace of the new PASSHE Chancellor and “interest-based bargaining” will mean for the organizational gains achieved as part of the union’s 2016 strike. 

Raging Chicken still awaiting the results of our Right to Know request about legionella bacteria found in multiple buildings across Kutztown University’s campus.

Elon Musk makes the case that Space X’s new Starship could cost as little as $2 million per launch...way below the cost of even small rockets. Boeing trying to stay relevant in the race to get back to the moon. The Aerospace goliath presented NASA with a plan for a simplified “Human Lander System” (HLS) that will make use of the much delayed, still to be operational “Space Launch System.” 

The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Army Lt. General Robert Ashley, painted a dark picture of near-future real space wars as Russia and China are rapidly developing weapons to be deployed in space. He made the remarks as part of his keynote speech at CyberSat 2019.

Are we actually going to get a space hotel in the near future? The Gateway Foundation is making moves. 

Free Will releases: Available on draft and in cans this Saturday at both Perkasie and Peddler's Village locations. We’ll also have all of this week’s releases at the Wrightstown Farmers Market Saturday morning.

  • Plum Cinnamon Mash - Sour Ale brewed with plum purée, cinnamon, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV. 
  • Sweet Cherry Apricot Mash - Sour Ale brewed with sweet cherry purée, apricot purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV

A special Wednesday release, this past week for this year’s Special Cookie. Special Cookie is Free Will’s annual Imperial Spiced Brown Ale brewed with cardamom, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. 12.5% ABV⁣. And if you’re lucky, you just might get your hands on a bottle of  Rum Barrel Aged Special Cookie from 2018.