November 19, 2019
It's Scorpio season, and the gang is back, albeit perhaps a bit hungover from a late night celebrating the birthdays of David and Chris. We get into the Bolivian crisis - a brutal military coup - the lithium mine interests, the manufacturing of a liberal legitimacy consensus through mainstream media and twitter bots, and the need to abolish the CIA for any hope of international socialist solidarity. We then talk about how the US Navy Seals are being warned not to report war crimes, the class division in the military, drone tech, and the effect of distance on the ability to do violence. Our wildflower is a vaccine that can render cats hypo-allergenic, and the delightful story of how Chris catnapped his kitty Marla armed with frozen taquitos and a laundry basket.
Links: David's article on Bolivian tweets: (https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2019/11/12/here-are-all-the-examples-of-bolivia/)
Officer Adrian Schoolcraft's struggle to resist the NYPD quota system: (https://www.thisamericanlife.org/414/right-to-remain-silent)
Seals warned against reporting war crimes: (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/us/navy-seals-crimes-of-war.html)
Episode art is apparently a legit challenge coin for Florida cops. Gods save us, everyone.
November 7, 2019
The gang is back, and we're talking that talk. We begin by commemorating Beto's bowing out from the presidential race with a reading of a piece by David wherein Beto takes mushrooms with his friend and exposes on the pleasure of becoming a bag of spiders. Then we laugh about how much of a goofy racist piece of shit Richard Spencer is, discuss how fusion voting and opportunity to ballot are making our local elections horrible, and whether ranked choice voting has a chance of helping the situation. We finish up with the heartwarming tale of how Peter Daou went from being a Lebanese child soldier, to Clinton acolyte, to the chairmen of a political revolution calling for a general strike.
David piece on Beto getting weird: (https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/11/hello-i-am-a-sentient-bag-of-spiders-formerly-known-as-beto-orourke)
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October 10, 2019
This week the gang is #blessed with a guest: Justin Roczniak of Do Not Eat YouTube fame and acclaim. We discuss Tesla under-delivering their electric Ford Pintos, cars being just the absolute worst, some light history on urban transit is sprinkled throughout, and we ask: nuclear energy - hot or not? Wildflowers for the week are about how strikes are dope, and what soothing media opiates we consume to get through stressful work sessions.
September 25, 2019
This week we discuss the lurid details of #plategate, how trains transitioned from erotic death machines of capitalism to friendly socialist transport, yeeting billionaires, Pelosi finally doing her job but for all the wrong reasons, and how being nice just might save your life.
David's article on trains: https://reallifemag.com/union-station/
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August 26, 2019
This episode, we are blessed with a guest, Sean Collins, lead organizer of SEIU 200 United and author and contributor at Strike Wave (www.thestrikewave.com @strikewave), a labor news publication. Unfortunately, we are also cursed with an absence, as Britney was unable to record this week. We talk about labor organizing, the modern space race, free taco promotions, tipped wages, democracy in the workplace, the republican primary, and for our wildflower: dancing on the grave of David Koch.
Spot Coffee Article at The Strike Wave: https://www.thestrikewave.com/original-content/2019/8/21/buffalo-spot-coffee-workers-break-new-ground-with-union-vote
Democracy @ Work: https://www.democracyatwork.info/
Organizing at Tesla in Upstate NY: https://www.thestrikewave.com/original-content/2019/1/2/green-union-jobs-organizing-at-buffalos-tesla-factory
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August 12, 2019
The gang gets a welcome radio transmission from the future, and have our friend and comrade Caroline Nagy (@carolinenudge) on to discuss the recent DSA National Convention (https://capitaldistrictdsa.org/).
Afterwards we reel from the sudden death of billionaire-child-rape-ring-leader Jeffrey Epstein, and marvel at our near-constant feeling of unsurprising shock with that we dub "pikachu-face."
We check in with the Democratic primary, and discuss Columbia Development and disgraced developer / rat Joseph Niccola's most recent shenanigans in Troy (https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Nicolla-back-in-spotlight-with-220K-tax-break-ask-14284539.php)
Our wildflowers this week is all about healthy happy cats! Meow!