More Debt Ceiling Nonsense

The title of this episode is: More Debt Ceiling Nonsense. The verdict for this episode is: talk of the mythical debt means the American people will lose again. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Debt_Ceiling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:48 — 1.7MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS | Subscribe… Continue reading More Debt Ceiling Nonsense

Reviewing Willie Wells El Diablo of the Negro Leagues

Luke Bob’s Willie Wells: “El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues is a biography of former Negro Leagues player and member of the baseball hall of fame Willie Wells. As always, reading about the great players from the Negro Leagues left me feeling a mix of outrage and disappointment. The idea that those incredible ballplayers were… Continue reading Reviewing Willie Wells El Diablo of the Negro Leagues

I got An Alexa

You Amy be wondering why I’m posting about my purchasing a smart speaker that millions of people already have. There are two reasons for that: I hate Amazon; and I hate being spied on by devices. Sadly, my boycott of Amazon smart speakers has come to an end. Those who follow this blog and podcast… Continue reading I got An Alexa

McCarthy’s Struggles Highlight Squad Weakness

I’m writing this shortly after Kevin McCarthy failed for the second time to receive enough votes to become speaker of the House. While I fully expect McCarthy will end the day as speaker of the House, his failures and the concessions the hard right is getting from him demonstrate how weak the squad and the… Continue reading McCarthy’s Struggles Highlight Squad Weakness

The Senate Should be Abolished

In this episode, I make the case for abolishing the Senate. Transcript The Title of this episode is: the Senate should be abolished. The verdict for this episode is: the Senate’s purpose is to prevent progress and maintain systems of oppression. I do not call for the abolishment of the Senate lightly. I realize limiting… Continue reading The Senate Should be Abolished

Democrats Never do Anything

Show Notes In this episode, I give examples and highlight how continuing to vote for Democrats will never result in meaningful change. Transcript The title of this episode is: Democrats never do anything. The verdict for this episode is: Nothing will fundamentally change until people stop voting for Democrats. As someone who supported Bernie Sanders… Continue reading Democrats Never do Anything

Forcing People Downtown is Racist

Across America, politicians are doing, as they always have, representing their wealthy donors at the expense of workers, people of color, people with disabilities, and anyone not wealthy. But the so-called return to work movement is not just the usual ableism, classism, and racism we have come to expect from politicians. It’s also the related… Continue reading Forcing People Downtown is Racist

Demand Our Access Episode One

This is the first episode of a new podcast I have started to teach people with disabilities about their legal rights and how to access them. I’m posting this here to share what I have been up to recently. Future episodes will be published to the Demand Our Access website. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Demand_Our_Access_Episode_One_Full.mp3Podcast: Play in new window… Continue reading Demand Our Access Episode One