Friday, June 17, 2016

Professional Left Podcast #341

"And when he planned to steal our sunlight, he crossed that line between everyday villainy and cartoonish super-villainy.”
-- Waylon Smithers, The Simpsons

Note:  Science Fiction University has been postponed for one week due to a problem with the Heisenberg compensators. However engineering assures me that we will be back up an running smoothly next Friday...



MedicineMan55 said...

That is an awesome promo for The Professional Left.

Also, when Blue Gal got to "look for the helpers", I started to cry. Took me completely by surprise.

Be well, you two.
-Medicine Man

Jimbo said...

Saving podcast for when I have better connectivity. Dionne's column illustrates what this blog (and CPP) among others have said about the conjuring words. However, "conjuring words" or "dog whispers" exist and have power because of culture. The Right, since, at least the 1950s have taken elements of the Southern Jim Crow racial authoritarian culture and meshed it with the fake Western, lone pioneer stereotype and since the 1980s added Christianists' "issues" to create a nasty, violent and ignorance-based political ideology that pulls in the worst but most easily manipulated elements of American society. That's the challenge because regardless of the election, those people and the GOP's symbolist ideology aren't going away.

dinthebeast said...

Yup. The 27%ers. And thank the FSM for that. And I always come back to the idea of self-governance too, but mostly get thought of as either quaint or naive. My friend was walking through the other morning and I looked at him and said "Yay governmernt!" He wanted to know what on Earth would make me say such a thing, so I told him "Twelve hundred and forty-two US dollars, to pay the rent and feed Briana and myself for yet another month, pay the phone bills and car insurance, with enough left over for some strawberry soda..." Things like that seem way more important when you can't work anymore, and make me feel a lot better about the quarter of every paycheck they deducted for 32 years...

-Doug in Oakland