Out d’Coup | 4th Dem Debate Hot Takes; Bernie’s Big Endorsements; Syria; RIP Elijah Cummings; Mark Sanford Hikes to PA; Lebanon Co Fix; UAW & CTU Strikes; Space News; Free Will Releases
It was Democratic Debate night this past Tuesday. Sean and I will give you our hot takes from the night. Medhi Hasan of the Intercept says, there should only be two front runners right now: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. No questions on climate change. Warren still stumbling with the question about paying for Medicare for All. Buttigieg makes a move for the Biden lane, abandoning any progressive pretenses. Biden sounds like a Trump lackey when talking about his son’s job in Ukraine.
Big endorsements for Bernie from Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.
Trump pulls the rug out from under the Kurds in Northeastern Syria. That led almost immediately to over 100,000 Kurdish fighters and families having to flee from advancing Turkish forces. Mike Pence then headed to Turkey to give Erdogan everything he wanted, signing off on the slaughter of the Kurds.
Mick Mulvaney earns a new nickname “quid pro quo.” Trump says fuck you, we’re going to Doral for the G7.
And RIP to Elijah Cummings. Want to know how to go out like a Boss? How about signing two subpoenas getting documents related to the detention of immigrant children and refugees.
Mark Sanford – yes, that Mark Sanford. The former South Carolina governor most famous for telling everyone he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail while going on the lam to spent time with his Argentinian mistress kicked off his longshot primary campaign against Donald Trump in Philadelphia and Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Thousands of Mack Trucks UAW workers went on strike in the Mid-Atlantic region this week and that includes hundreds of workers at the Macungie and Middletown assembly plants.
The Pennsylvania capital star reports on how the fix is in for Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold to replace Mike Folmer in the Pennsylvania Senate. Sorry to Matt Brouillette.
Chancellor Greenstein comes to Kutztown and says we’re bad kids.
This morning, two women NASA astronauts made history. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured outside the International Space Station early this morning for the first all-female spacewalk.
NASA unveils new spacesuits for the #Artemis era of space exploration. Yes, we get red, white, and blue suits for lunar surface and orange prison jumpers for spaceships. In particular, they unveiled the spacesuits that will be worn by the first woman on the moon.
Not to be outdone, on Wednesday, Virgin Galactic unveiled their new spacesuits designed by UnderArmor that will be worn by passengers on Virgin’s edge of space flights.
Free Will Brewing has two new releases on Saturday, 10/19:
- Cranberry Wheat – Free Will’s Wheat Ale Fermented with cranberries – 5% ABV.
- Universally United – another collaboration. This time, their first collaboration with DuClaw Brewing Co. and Is Beer a Carb. It’s a Hazy IPA with Pomegranate. Brewed with flaked oats and flaked corn, hopped with Experimental 06277, Idaho 7, and Amarillo, then fermented with pomegranate purée – 7.1% ABV.