News & Politics
Out d'Coup | Trumps Exits Climate Accord; FEMA & NOAA leaderless for Hurricane Season; Fascism on the Rise; March for Truth; PA Budget Rally; Charlie Dent Embraces Gianforte; Philly Beer Week & more!
Trump pulls out from Paris Climate Agreement. Silicon Valley comes out strong against the decision. While the Trump organization indulges in right-wing climate conspiracy insanity, will exiting the Paris Agreement lead to a more “muscular movement?” Apparently, the Weather Channel is all in. ExxonMobil shareholders force the company to disclose costs of climate change. Activists flood to the White House in protest of Trump’s announcement.
Hurricane season starts with no one in charge of FEMA or NOAA.
A week after a Portland, Oregon white supremacist, Jeremy Joseph Christian, killed two men and seriously wounded a third after the men intervened to stop Christian from berating two women of color with racist hate speech, how will communities respond? Meanwhile, Washington State Trump campaign operative rewards right-wing “free speech warrior,” with a portrait of Trump for his handy work during the violent clashes at Berkeley in April. And let’s not forget the nooses that are appearing around Washington, D.C. including the new Smithsonian African-American History Museum, Will we still see more pundits telling us to “ignore them and they’ll go away,” or will we be force that will push back the ugly growth of fascism? Time will tell. Maybe take some advice from Timothy Snyder’s new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.
The March for Truth is happening across the country on Saturday calling for an independent investigation of Trump’s and his campaign’s ties to Russia. Sean Kitchen will be featured in the March for Truth in Harrisburg. Rick Smith will be in New York City.
More than 200 Inauguration Day Anti-Trump protesters facing 80-year prison terms. More than 130 of those arrested have joined a “points of unity” agreement to reject plea deals requiring selling out fellow activists.
It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Monday will be a day of action in the state Capitol. Legislators return to Harrisburg on Monday and face another contentious session ahead of the June 30th budget deadline. Activists will be filling the Rotunda and the Capitol steps beginning Monday morning. For more details, go to PAChoice.org/BudgetAction.
So-called Republican Moderate Charlie Dent says he’ll welcome the journalist-assaulting freshman congressman from Montana, Greg Gianforte. Dent sticks his head in the sand, saying “we don’t know all the facts” about Gianforte’s assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
Philly Beer Week starts today. It’s always Sunny Side Up in Philadelphia. Pizza Boy will be in Philly this week. Summertime convinces Sean and Kevin to get active to break out of Trump fatigue. Shout out to Blooming Glen Farms.
Tune into the Rick Smith Show on Free Speech TV this and every Saturday at 7 pm EST. I’ll be there giving the weekly #Resistance Report. You can stream the show live at Freespeech.org or you can tune in on Dish Network, Direct TV, and with the FSTV app on Roku. If you miss the show, go to the RickSmithShow.com and click on the FSTV icon in the sidebar.
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Out d’Coup | Kavanaugh Hearing Marks Historic Moment; Bad News for PA Republicans; Scott Wagner Loses $630,000 Gambling on Wall Street; Free Will New Releases and Events; and, so much more.
Out d’Coup | Hurricane Florence; Trump Robs FEMA for ICE; CA’s Climate Goals; Kavanaugh; Manafort; NY Primary; Fahrenheit 11/9; Wagner Woes; Fracking Report; E. Stroudsburg Strike; Mold; Space & Beer
Out d’Coup | NYT Steady State OpEd; Dems Get Spine in Kavanaugh Hearing; Trump Guts Science from Energy Plan; DeVos Profiles Howard; Week in Wagner; Daylin’s Back; Star Trek Economics; and beer!
Out d’Coup | RIP John McCain; Huge Progressive Win in FL; O’Rouke Shreds Cruz; Puerto Rico Death Toll 2,975; Dems Fast Track Trump Judges; Week in Wagner; Space News, Free Will Can Releases; More!
Out d’Coup | Manafort and Cohen; Billionaires Dump Cash on GOP; Climate Crisis; Scott Wagner Bombs; KU Sick Buildings in Chronicle; Free Will Can Releases; Sean Watches Godfather; and, More!
Out d’Coup | Bosses Earn 312 Times More Than Their Employees; Unite Right Flop; Climate Change News; Omarosa; PA Catholic Sex Abuse Report; PA GOP Freaks Over DSA; Kutztown; Puppy Update; and, more!
Out d'Coup | Big Primaries; Is Socialism Dead?; Trumpka on Trump; Koch Money Heading to PA; Wolf “No” on Legal Pot; Kevin's Dog; Sean's Cocktails; Netroots 2019 in Philly; more!
Out d’Coup | Wagner, “Young and Naive”; Fired Cartoonist Exhibit; Mark Janus Retires; Corp. Dems Hold Desperate Meet-Up; Sessions at Turning Point; Mars Lake; SkyNet; Breaker Brewing Co; and more!
Out d’Coup | Trump Hearts Putin; Collusion Arrest; Dem Voters Want Progressives; EU Fines Google; Treasury Protects Dark Money; Wagner Visits Moon; Labor Notes Guide; Mars Discovery; Shore Beer
Out d'Coup - Summer Break Week
Sadistic Immigration Policy Resistance; Democrats Circle Wagons; Post-Janus Organizing; Don’t Legitimize Dark Money; Faculty Group Supports Colleen Bradley; RIP Ben Tessler; Beach Beer; and, more!
Out d'Coup | F*ck Your Civility; It's Like Jim Crow? Really Arne Duncan?; Ocasio-Cortez Wins Big; Disastrous SCOTUS Decisions; and, More!
Out d'Coup | U.S. Internment Camps are Back; Road to Authoritarians Paved; Soul of Democratic Party; Colleen Bradley's Petition to Supreme Court; Waiting on Janus; Space Force and Beer!
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Out d’Coup | Roseanne on Ambien; Pardon-Palooza; Right-to-Try; Elections Have Consequences; Next Financial Meltdown; Wagner to Resign; Raise the Wage; Sean and Star Wars; Moon Base; Art; Great Beer
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Out d'Coup | PA Primary Recap; HUGE win for DSA-backed candidates, progressive women, and the left!
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