Out d’Coup | Trump and Racists Stoke Fascism; Ilhan Omar Pulls No Punches; Democratic Party Leadership Withers; Second Dem Debate; Netroots Nation; Apollo 11 Moon Landing; More Mashes at Free Will
The 2020 campaign now in full swing as Trump and his supporters launch their new racist chant: “Send them back!” The chant targets “The Squad,” Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, and Ayanna Pressley – the most visible, newly elected progressive congresswoman…all, of course, women of color. Precisely why Trump is using them as surrogates to encourage violence and hatred against people of color and immigrants.
Ilhan Omar is welcomed by constituents in her home district. She pulls no punches telling reporters that she thinks Trump is indeed “fascist.”
A question still remains if Democratic Party leadership has the capacity to meet Trump’s rekindled fascism. My bet is that we are on our own. Thank the old gods and the new for a growing insurgent Democratic caucus.
CNN announces the lineup for the second round of Democratic Party presidential debates. Biden is spared being on the same stage with Warren once again. This time around Bernie and Warren will share the stage on night one while Kamala Harris will face off with Biden on night two.
The Washington Post reports that there may be some labor unrest within the Bernie Sanders Campaign.
It was Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last weekend. I’ll have a read on my limited time there.
No bigger space news than the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 16th, 1969 the Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface 50 years ago tomorrow, July 20th. Collins remained in orbit piloting the command module.
Lego released their new Lunar Module set to commemorate the historic mission. My kids and I will add that to our Lego Saturn V rocket that my daughter and I built last year.
Free Will Brewing will be at the Bluegrass and Blueberries Festival at Peddler’s Village this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 6 pm. That will pair well with two new releases from their Mash series. The festival special: Blueberry Mash – Blueberry Mash – Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of blueberry purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV. A Mango Mash – Mango Mash – Sour Ale brewed with 850 pounds of mango purée, vanilla, and milk sugar. 7.5% ABV.