Episode

9/1 Trump’s Defense And Biden’s Impeachment w/ Heather Digby Parton, Jamie Peck, & Matthew Film Guy

September 1, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam is joined by Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he is joined by MR alum extraordinaire Jamie Peck to discuss what exciting things she has coming up. And THEN, he’s joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on Donald Trump’s Georgia case and the GOP’s case against Fani Willis, Mitch McConnell’s return to the Senate, national union action, the end of another COVID support program, and the Texas Supreme Court upholding a ban on trans-affirming care for minors, before watching UAW President Shawn Fain rail against the “policy failure” that is the existence of billionaires. Heather Parton then joins as she and Sam work through the Georgia GOP’s ongoing attempt to impeach Fulton County DA Fani Willis, Governor Brian Kemp’s rejection of that, and why that might not help back the radicals down. Expanding on the far-right’s role in the legislature, they then tackle Kevin McCarthy’s ongoing debacle as he attempts to give his colleagues a baseless impeachment against Biden in exchange for NOT shutting down the entire government, and why they still want both, before quickly running through the NLRB’s massive decision in a case against Cemex. They wrap up by more broadly assessing the state of Joe Biden and his administration heading into the 2024 election. Jamie Peck then dives into the upcoming debut of her variety show “The Woke Mob” with Jake Flores, this Saturday in New York, before parsing through the ongoing organizing and protest against Atlanta’s Cop City, what Cop City is, and why – despite massive public disapproval for the project and over 100k signatures for a referendum – the Atlanta City Council is taking every chance to undermine attempts to stop the project. Matthew Film guy helps wrap up the program as he and Sam discuss the recent gift-giving debacle involving Ronald Raygun, the ongoing WGA-SAG strike, and gives his recommendations of the book-turned-movie Dogs of War and Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Wild Pear Tree.

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