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Out d’Coup Podcast

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Dec 2021

Out d’Coup | SCOTUS Attacks Roe; Omicron Rises; Honduras Elects First Woman Pres; Barbados Boots the Queen; Oz and McCormick Enter PA Senate Race; CBSD; Fitzpatrick Faces Primary; TV

December 3, 2021

The Supreme Court’s right-wing majority seems prepared to deal a death blow to Roe v. Wade, sending women’s autonomy and equality back generations. Rebecca Traister’s article in New York Mag, “The Betrayal of Roe,” should be at the top of your reading list as we prepare for a protracted fight. 

The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has now been confirmed in five U.S. states: California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Hawaii. Strap in, folks. 

No government shutdown after conservatives cave. 

So glad to see that The Daily Beast got it right: “Steve Bannon’s Jan. 6 Legal Strategy: ‘Blowing Up the Whole System.’”

Honduras elected its first female president, Xiomara Castro, from the leftist Liberty and Refoundation Party. Her husband, Manuel Zelaya was president from 2006-2009 and was ousted by a military coup. 

Barbados boots the Queen and becomes a republic. 

And Chris Cuomo also got the boot from CNN this week after it was revealed he worked with his brother, the former and disgraced New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, on a communications strategy following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct on part of the former governor. 

We’re not in Kansas anymore.  Nope! Just Pennsylvania.  Day-time TV show host Dr Oz has officially announced his campaign for the US Senate.  The New Jersey Resident is looking to run as a Republican for Pennsylvania’s open senate seat.

David McCormick, President of the venture capitalist firm Bridgewater, is also getting to run for Pennsylvania’s US Senate.  Expect McCormick to become the frontrunner given his connections to the Trump infrastructure.     

Central Bucks School District is back in the New York Times following their two-part podcast on their explosive school board meetings about mask requirements and critical race theory. In the latest article, we get to see the real crises hitting the district regarding inadequate staffing, overcrowded classrooms, and declining resources - even in this fairly well-off, Bucks County school district. 

In the #PA01 in Bucks County, Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is getting primaried from his right. Last week Perkasie resident and America First Party guy Bradley Lanning announced his challenge to Fitzpatrick. Yesterday, Trumpista Caroline Avery of Bristol threw her hat in the ring because she says Fitzpatrick "ignores the Trump agenda, ignores the Constitution, votes with the anti-American Democrat members, and basically (doesn't represent) anybody or anything but himself" in Congress. It will be a wild ride. 

Could “mushroom leather” be in your future? Could be. 

Diving into the Wheel of Time & the new season of Star Trek Discovery. 

In just a couple of weeks I’ll be jumping into Foundation on Apple+. Thanks one of our listeners, Chris, for letting me know that the series is based on Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation series. Now I’m doubly interested.