Ironweeds
14 - Party and Bullshit

14 - Party and Bullshit

October 7, 2019

This week Chris and David report back from Bird-dogging the Mayor about the coverup of the police murder of Edson Thevenin. Also Chris is sober. Bernie Sanders needs to fix Taco Bell for the people. Liz Warren's plans aren't enough, because you gotta build movements. For our wildflowers: Spiders ride the lightning and use electricity to fly!

// Organizing around police brutality in Troy: (https://www.facebook.com/justicefordahmeek/)

// let Democrats running know how you feel about murder cover ups!

Bissember: (https://www.facebook.com/Bissember4Troy/)

Cummings: (https://www.facebook.com/AnashaEst/)

& Madden: (https://www.facebook.com/madden4mayor/)

11 - I Drink your Milk Steak

11 - I Drink your Milk Steak

September 9, 2019

This week David gets back from a #Neveragainisnow rally and didn’t get hit by a car! Though we later agree that bikes are cars too (in the best way possible). The Joker is (un)cancelled. We look at the paltry offerings of the CNN town hall (except for Bernie, we stan him). Then we get into the equally sticky topics of population control and fish poop. Finally, for wildflowers we ask the tough question: “Can waifus consent to polyamory?” All this and more on IRONWEEDS! (Oh and a minor correction: when Chris says "ringworm" he means "hookworm.")

Links:

Never Again March coverage: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/ICE-protest-briefly-blocks-Rensselaer-County-Jail-14423322.php

“Climate Crisis Town Hall” https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/climate-crisis-town-hall-august-2019/index.html

Incel penguin: https://goboiano.com/japan-puts-anime-in-zoo-and-penguin-adopts-a-waifu/

10 - Good Cop, One Donut!

10 - Good Cop, One Donut!

September 4, 2019

This week on the pod, Brit returns from her fieldwork in the North Star State, David gives us permission to call Ben Shapiro a manlet, local police do their darnedest to protect a killer cop, Trump wants to listen to your “mental extremes” on your Alexa, and thousands of NY State weed convictions are overturned. Hurray!

Reporting on the Troy PD coverup:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/amp/Troy-council-probing-hiring-of-expert-who-refuted-14379388.php

SAFE HOME project to monitor people with mental illness: 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/22/white-house-considers-new-project-seeking-links-between-mental-health-violent-behavior/?noredirect=on

Justice for Dahmeek: 

https://www.facebook.com/justicefordahmeek/

NY overturns 160,000 marijuana convictions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/nyregion/marijuana-records-new-york-city.html/

Throw us a hammy: 

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ironweeds

7 - All Cats Are Beautiful

7 - All Cats Are Beautiful

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!

3 - It’s Maddening

3 - It’s Maddening

July 15, 2019
The gang reacts to news about Epstein (spoiler: it's not good folks), Chris makes excuses for his recent political defeat, David chronicles the attempts to make Troy a Sanctuary City, Brit tells us about Wal-Mart unionizing via Reddit, and the gang shares its hopes of discovery when our comrades successfully take Area 51.
 
James Bridle article on Weird Kids YouTube:
 
Link to Graeber essay:
 
Link to TU on Carmella and Green Party: