Sep 22, 2021
Today we examine the most powerful person in the United States -- Elizabeth MacDonough! Who, you might ask? Why, the Senate Parliamentarian, of course! You know, that person who you stood outside for hours in line in a plague waiting to vote for, the person whose policies you studied and advocated and critiqued…oh wait, that’s Joe Biden, the helpless inhabitant of the White House! Once again, the Biden administration agenda is being conveniently held up by the thumbs down recommendation of the Parliamentarian, and once again, Vice President Kamala Harris could simply overrule the Parliamentarian, or the Senate could fire the Parliamentarian…but since the Parliamentarian creates such an amazing excuse for Democratic inertia, they aren’t! And they’re screwing over the American public in the process.
Let’s see, what else is new in the Apocalypse. We discuss oligarch outer space fantasies, their botched escape game plan for climate catastrophe, and pick up our investigation of the shady Manchin family that we began last week – it turns out the Manchins have a shady coal-money-grubbing son, too! Then we turn to Aukus, which is a French acronym for “Joe Biden Has Fucked Us Over.” Last week France withdrew its ambassadors to the US and Australia over what they are describing as “lies and duplicity” involving a new pact between the US and the far-right governments of the UK and Australia. The future of NATO and the EU are in jeopardy, which is exactly the outcome Vladimir Putin was trying to achieve under his lackey Donald Trump. We discuss corrupt lobbyist Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who grew up in France and yet is handling this diplomatic disaster atrociously, and wonder if his family ties (his stepfather was Jeffrey Epstein’s liaison to the French government) also may have something to do with it. We also look at Monday’s ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Russia was responsible for assassination of Aleksandr Litvinenko in the UK and review the horrifying final allegations about Putin that Litvinenko made before his murder. Finally, we discuss the crisis of Haitian refugees on the border and Border Control’s abhorrent response!
Our bonus episode is a longer one than average and it’s going to air on Friday. It’s called “The FBI: Enablers of Abuse” and it will examine the FBI’s protection of Jeffrey Epstein, their protection of Larry Nassar, and their protection of white men in other cases, like the ongoing search for Gabby Petito’s killer, who was given a head start. We will also, as always, be answering questions from our subscribers at the Democracy Defender level and higher. This episode is available to anyone who subscribes at the Truth-Teller level or higher on Patreon. Subscribe to keep Gaslit Nation going!
Fears of US government shutdown as debt ceiling game of chicken begins https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/19/government-shutdown-fears-debt-ceiling-talks-latest-democrats-republicans
Who Is The Senate Parliamentarian Who Ruled Against A Minimum Wage Increase https://www.npr.org/2021/02/26/971793277/who-the-senate-parliamentarian-who-ruled-against-a-minimum-wage-increase
Forget $15 an Hour — the Minimum Wage Should Be $24 https://theintercept.com/2021/03/05/minimum-wage-raise-15/