The Boys are completely and totally (and officially) Back.
We catch up on some of the things that have been going on lately, including yet another trademark American Mass Shooting and the very serious continued argument over "mental health" in this country. Trump found liable for sex pest stuff, COVID is over (again), Tucker's taking his talents to The Bay, and more.
Our main focus in this episode is the issue of homelessness and the concept of social housing– referenced by former-and-currently-running-for SLC mayor, Rocky Anderson in a piece in the SL Trib. We continue this topic with a discussion of Robert Gehrke's article talking about evictions in Utah hitting a 7-year high.
Articles covered: Rocky Anderson: More affordable housing is possible. So is keeping a neighborhood’s character
Utah evictions have hit a 7-year high. We need to maintain safety nets for our neighbors, Robert Gehrke writes.
Greg and Jordan were joined by members of the Salt Lake City Public Library's Workers United (@SLCPLWU) to discuss their union drive and what the realities are of organizing on the ground in Utah
Here is the link to their campaign to demand the SLC Library Board honor the union: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-slcpl-board-of-directors-respect-slcpl-workers-united
Greg and Jordan are back from their various sabbaticals to discuss all sorts of issues we missed including Trump being indicted, Joe Brandon's reelection campaign, the Salt Lake City Mayoral election, a Utah Senator's house getting vandalized, and the GOP Convention.
Anyway, good to be back.
Greg sits down for a quick interview with the Armed Queers of SLC — an explicitly socialist and radical Queer organization dedicated to the militant and armed defense of LGBTQ people nationwide. We chat about the privilege of advocating gun bans, the harmful LGBTQ+ rhetoric coming from the right, and the work they're doing to protect drag shows and educate folks on leftism and self defense.
Follow the Armed Queers on Twitter and Instagram: @armedqueersslc
Jordan and Greg are joined by Alice Caldwell Kelly (@AliceAvizandum) to discuss a multitude of subjects, including Mike Lee's small suspension, the LDS Church hiding assets through shell corporations, how it is such as zero-drip religion, and then we finish it up with a reading series on why Mormons are so susceptible to financial schemes.
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Happy All-Star Weekend, Utah. The entire world has decided to focus its attention on our snowy, mountainous state to watch a bunch of guys who generally wouldn't want to be caught dead here. In this episode Greg and Jordan are joined by Tom Sexton (@TomSexton) from the Trillbillies podcast to discuss the game, why Jazz Owner Ryan Smith is getting way too into it, and finally we also discuss a bit about how Utah has a senator who calls himself "based" on twitter.
Your favorite loverboys are back with a fresh ep off the pod press! In this one, we catch up on the Super Bowl, talk about the upcoming NBA All Star game here in the city, and review all of the amazing things our legislature is doing to fight this water crisis. Don't worry, they're doing a lot. I promise. They really are. Definitely.
We cover the insane catastrophe in East Palestine, OH, the SEC investigating The Church, and the scheme's our local politicians have been up to when it comes to "dealing with the homeless situation."
And finally, we recap those weird Jesus ads from the Super Bowl and dig into the people behind 'em. Not good.
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This week, we're back and we've brought in our dear friend, Mark Agee, as reinforcements. We start things off with our thoughts on the return of The Delta Center, the Millers' continued legacy, and more.
In the Hell Lines this week, Greg takes us through what's been going on, including the Utah legislature reining their terror upon vulnerable people, "George Santos" and his love for dogs, and other lovely stuff.
And finally, the boys reminisce about one of our favorite trends: conservatives cancelling miscellaneous foods, appliances, and sneakers in the name of defending this great country. And, of course, cover the dangers of becoming too attracted to spherical candy.
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And keep rockin' in the free world, friends.
Here is a Bonus! Jordan is joined by his wife Elise to discuss education and how it is being affected by the Utah Legislative session. We focus on the voucher system from HB 215: How it cuts funds, only benefits the rich and privileged, and does nothing to support rural students, disabled students, or multi-lingual students.
We then go on to discuss Todd Weiler's SB 100 on school's policies regarding gender identification, and how it makes for unsafe and uncomfortable environments in schools.
We close out with a discussion on Jordan Teuscher's HB 241, an strictly anti-union bill designed to starve public unions of money and kill their ability to operate at all in the organizations they serve.
All in all, a really horrific legislative session.
The boys took a night off to sit our asses down and listen to our friends help us finally pass the Bechdel Test for the first time in the pod's history, Madison (@madison_tayt), Suz (@TheSuzannahLee), and Ivy (@CelebrityGus)
In this episode they discuss: