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Out d’Coup | Shutdown Day 35; Stone to the Pokey; Kamala 2020; AOC Shatters Overton Window; LA Teachers Win Big; Sexual Misconduct Scandals Rock H’Burg’; Red Moon; Frye Fest; Ozark; and, Free Will
Day 35 of the Government Shutdown. We’ll do a rundown of some of the major impacts while workers face their second missed paychecks today. Flights out of LaGuardia, Newark and Philly airports halt over lack of air traffic controllers, a result of Trump's government shutdown. [Breaking as this episode gets posted: Trump announces a deal has been reached to re-open government].
Kamala Harris enters the 2020 presidential race. Tulsi Gabbard effectively ends her presidential bid, joining the Both Siders Party instead. A majority of the country support AOC’s to raise the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent, and Elizabeth Warren is proposing a “wealth tax” on the rich. Will AOC’s proposal to tax the rich force Democrats to add “taxing the rich” to their 2020 platform.
Striking LA teachers took on the billionaires and won big. Smaller class sizes, a nurse in every school, more counselors and librarians, steps against charter schools, and a slew of “common good” demands regarding social justice issues like immigrant rights, racial profiling, and green spaces at schools. This was not a spontaneous uprising...Sarah Jaffe’s piece in The Nation this week shows that this strike has its roots in a 2014 take over of the LA teachers union by the progressive Union Power caucus. Is everybody watching? Teachers in Denver, Oakland, and Virginia certainly are.
The U.S. government is trying to return to its Cold War sweet spot by backing coup in Venezuela. China taking the spotlight at Davos, announcing the arrival of a new world political geography.
And Catholic Young MAGA Red Hats decide harassing a Native elder is a great way to cap off their visit to the nation’s Capital.
Sexual harassment scandals are once again ripping through the Pennsylvania Capitol. State Representative Brian Ellis is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Dauphin County DA’s office that is looking into potential rape allegations from 2015.
State Senator Daylin Leach is once again the center of controversy. A survivor who has been trying to tell her story for almost a year hand-delivered complaint about her incident to every Senate member last week. The allegations go back to 1991 when the survivor was 17 and Senator Leach was representing her and her mother in an attempted murder case.
State Senator Rich Alloway shocked everyone last week when he up and quit out of nowhere. He said that he was “tired of politics as usual” in Harrisburg, but is seeking to take on a job as a lobbyist.
Lt Gov John Fetterman will be barnstorming all 67 counties to talk about marijuana legalization!
Two Chinese companies prepare for their first orbital launch, bringing Kim Stanley Robinson’s vision in Red Moon one step closer.
Sean gives a rundown on the competing Fyre Festival documentaries from Netflix and Hulu. Kevin finishes season two of Ozark. Laura Linney rocks. Just sayin’.
Free Will has it’s first Sour Sunday of 2019 this weekend. On Saturday, Free Will releases Angel. Angel was created specifically for BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest (Boston 2019) on February 1st & 2nd. New Age “No Boil” IPA w/Galaxy, Vic Secret, & Mosaic – 6.3%. Brewed with Local Malt from Deer Creek Malthouse and bloody butcher heirloom corn meal from Castle Valley Mill.
Out d’Coup | Bernie’s Big Speech; Dem Debates; Deeper Corruption; No Impeachment; Climate Crisis; Wolf Vetoes EITC; PA Min Wage; PA Voting Machines; Midtown Bear; Moon Plans; Sean’s Car; Brews
Out d’Coup | Biden’s No Good Really Bad Week; Warren Rocks It; Picket Line Bernie; DNC Clueless; Wolf Doubles Down on Fossil Fuel; Daylin Daze; EITC Scam; Summer Lee’s PAC; Space News; Free Will
Out d’Coup | Mueller Speaks; Dem Leadership Bent on Failure; More Abortion Bans; Severe Weather; Sunrise Movement; Hburg Teacher Strike Threat; Lego Lunar Lander; Free Will Releases; Poured in PA Doc
Out d’ Coup | Dems Stumble Toward Impeachment; Mueller No Hero; Assange and War on Press; EU Neo-Fascists Win; Charter Appeals Board; SpaceX’s Starlink; ArtsFest YOLOing; Free Will Pints and Paws
Out d’Coup | Biden Chronicles; Abortion Bans; No Impeachment; 23 Dems and Counting; Borowicz White-Nationalist Selfie; PA Abortion Bill; APSCUF; One Pennridge; Space Wilderness; Beer; and, More
Out d'Coup Update for 5/27/19
Out d’Coup | Barr; Sunrise Movement; Medicare 4 All Hearing; Supermajority PAC; Business Unions for Biden; Knock Down the House; Metcalfe Anti-Vax Madness; Climate Denial; Summer Lee; Space News; Beer
Out d’Coup | Biden Announcement; Anita Hill; Warren’s Got a Plan for That; Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion; Trump Freakout about PA GOP; Bloomsburg U President; Space News; Lots of Beer!
Out d’Coup | Mueller Report; Bernie Takes Fox; Warren’s Big Policies; Gillibrand Both-Siderism; UBI in CA; Rutgers Union Win; NextGen in PA; Where’s Sean?; Star Trek; GoT; Our Planet; Free Will Beer
Out d'Coup | Thursday Night Episode; Guardian Breaks Story on Wolf Admin Ties to Big Oil; Shapiro Holds Line on Priest Abuse; Kutztown Budget Crisis - AGAIN; Space; Beer
Out d’Coup | Socialists in Chicago; Milwaukee Working Families; Fundraising Numbers; Highlander Fire; Creepy Joe; Iovino Win; Turzai LOL; Sanders on Fox; Robots Coming; Space; Floating Cities; Beer
Out d’Coup | Mueller Report Lite; No Abrams for Biden; Big Week for AOC & GND; Wackadoo Mike Lee; DNC Blacklist; PA Special Election; Jesus, Borowicz; Climate Denial Circus; #PAPromise; NASA; Beer
Out d’Coup | NZ Assault Ban; #EggBoy; Climate Crisis; Deep Throat?; Bernie Union; Beto Bucks; Nunes’ Mom; PA Anti-Union Bill; Safe Patient Ratios; #PAPromise Rally; PABPC Summit; Space News; Beer!
Out d’Coup | Sanders Oppo; NZ White Supremacist Kills 49; Beto In; Impeachment; Youth Climate Strike; PA Special Elections; Lehigh U #MeToo; Nasa News; Anchor Union; Shipp Brews; Free Will Flicks
Out d’Coup | HR1 For the People; Dems Fumble with Ilhan Omar; Manafort; Neoliberal Says Give Dem Socialists Their Turn; PA GOP; PA Dems Not Getting It; Space News; Free Will Releases; SNL on Feinstein
Out d’Coup | Cohen’s Mob Movie; Kim Jong Owned; Jayapal’s Medicare for All; Red Chicago; Climate Crisis; PA Charter Appeals Board; Strike in Erie; Space X Crew Dragon; Lunar Gateway; Free Will News
Out d’Coup | Run, Bernie, Run; More Teachers’ Strikes; Voter Fraud; Climate Change; White Terrorist; Metcalf’s Veggies; America Votes; Labor Notes; Union Caucuses; Space Force; Free Will; Pizza Boy
Out d’Coup | Trump’s Emergency; Sen. Turtle Fails; Beto 4 Senate?; Amazon Boo Hoos; GOP Student Loan Plan; Fetterman Mary Jane Tour; Block Rants; PASSHE; Free Will; Star Trek; Untold Histories; more
Out d’Coup | Green New Deal; SOU; More 2020 Dems Announce; SCOTUS; VA House Cleaning; Bezos; Wolf’s Budget; Raise the Wage; KP Summit; Daylin Sues; Free Will
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