“My inner saboteurs are unionized.” [Jordi] This is a special pod. Brought to you by Mondragon Books. For the FIRST TIME Ever, all of the co-hosts of Lightning Bug and BarnstormingPA get together for a good-bye podcast for Taylor Lightman, co-founder and co-host of BarnstormingPA who is headed for Sweden. Will Hayes, our smashingly handsome and good-looking audio engineer hops on too. After reviewing summer reading hits (see show links), we discuss the protest at the Barletta-Trump rally in Wilkes-Barre earlier in the week where a lot of snowplows came to block traffic. And maybe plow some of the right-wing snowflakes coming and going to the Dear Leader rally.
Sam brings up policing and what gets called hate (and shout out to Leah Schade).
We then discuss arguments Taylor fielded in his days as a On the Mark guest host about passing a non-discrimination ordinance. “You are interfering with my ability to ignore this issue.” Sam’s succinct summary of the anti-NDO argument that to raise an NDO is creating division.
39:30 to 41:30 has a succinct description of the ordinance.
We finally play a game called “Do they do that in…?” in which you have to guess if a policy is from the USA, Sweden, or “too good to be true.” Link to questions…
- Books (Russian Roulette (Jordi), Season of Migration (Taylor), Rosemary Spell (Shout out to Jordi’s wife, her book), Over Sea, Under Stone (Sam), 15 Dogs and Dog Whistle Politics (Dwayne on the dog theme), Sing Unburied Sing, Turning Pro and Positive Intelligence (Will on the personal development theme).
- Hadestown the Musical
- Scott Carrier’s podcast Home of the Brave
- Denny Wolff, running in the 9th
- Coverage of Wilkes-Barre Protest. WNEP Tv coverage (see Elijah at one point); Daily Item coverage;
- Sam mentioned Portland stand-off between Proud Boys and antifascist groups. More critical coverage in Slate…
- Leah Schade op ed, from here “Gaslighting by Trump.” Leah Schade blog: Ecopreacher.
- WKOK archives that clips about NDO are from. July 20, 2018.
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission page
- What Dwayne face from Breitbart (a shameless propaganda outlet) about an NDO in Bloomsburg. Small world: the borough manager In Bloomsburg was William Lowthert, the current manager in Lewisburg.
- Sweden is #1 in Business according to Forbes for 2017.