Impeachment 2

We know what the verdict will be, and that’s frustrating. It’s infuriating, but specifically, it’s frustrating. It’s that same feeling from the doldrums of the Trump presidency, when the solution to impeachment or a probe into illegal dealings with a foreign adversary is to ignore them. I had never even considered that “ignoring a subpoena” was an option, but I’ll have to keep it in mind for next time. Throughout the last four years, I’d often think about how they keep winning — not just getting away with crimes, but cheating the systems, rolling back civil liberties, getting away with crimes (we’d had more “bombshells” dropped on us than Southeast Asia) and not losing voters. It just seemed like, “Wait a minute?” If the Republicans are as dumb as we say they are, and their voters are as dumb as we know they are, why can’t we figure out how to use that to our advantage? How do we look at the pieces they’re playing with and rearrange them to our benefit, because they’re juggling dynamite! … More Impeachment 2

Republicans: Where Are They Now?

On tonight’s QNA: State of the Union (starring Ice Cube), the two podcasty boys are joined by a third! It’s Peter from Dead Times, with a most unfortunate field reporting on the other pandemic, the talky-type conspiracy hydra. In the immediate aftermath of the Trump presidency, the Republican Party is no less a threat, already off to the races blocking Biden’s policy rollout like they block phosphodiesterase 5, is nevertheless split between some unknown “old-school” establishment centrism and the existential (but so frustrating dumbass) violence of the fringe-o’s. For some of us, that war has hit home. So we ask, is QAnon the new hotness or does it have deeper roots? Who saves us from the Democratic pedophile endocrine takers? 9/11 is real. Worst doomsday cult ever. But like the Cyclones, They Have A Plan. … More Republicans: Where Are They Now?

2020 Coda, Part II: The Simple Things

On night two of two, Donovan (and not Harrison, not even) express a fondness for all things wonderful — nostalgic things, childhood crushes, modern crushes, The Most Beautiful Woman on the Planet, Tifa Lockhart, and a YouTube argumentsman. As usual, it gets weird (Donovan’s fault, of course). Well, what does Theodore Sturgeon’s Law say…? … More 2020 Coda, Part II: The Simple Things

Police Abolition: The Misconduct Database

One of the tenets of police abolition is accountability. Police departments have been reluctant to provide statistics on misconduct, and federal efforts to collate data are too non-committed. So what can we do? Call on Congress, ask them to pass laws that mandate police accountability. Find your representative here, and consult this guide on how to talk to them. … More Police Abolition: The Misconduct Database

Police Abolition: The Experts

Found yourself in the throes of argument? This is a compendium of talking points, collated from experts on the matter of police abolition. The goal is to better equip you, dear listener-reader, with facts and expert opinions enough to confidently wade into what is for many a very scary conversation. A world without the police? There are a few approaches to that discussion, many angles and roundabouts along the way, so we’ll start with the conclusions, and then show the math. … More Police Abolition: The Experts

Mild Max

This week, your favorite podcasters ever, Donovan Morgan “The Hammer” Grant and Harrison “Fred Williamson” Chute ask a very big question: “Why wasn’t it Sean Bean?” That’s right, chickens, we’re doing a commentary on the Mel Gibson/Roland Emmerich teamup classic The Patriot. You’re not prepared. … More Mild Max

The Manager, Please

In the leadup to our next episode, as yet without Question, I thought we’d try something a little different. An occasional feature on Vice Games takes the form of correspondence between two or more writers working out an idea, just the publication of an email thread. Because I need your help with some preliminary thoughts, I felt this format might suit us here. Also, it hearkens back to the very origin of our podcast, if you remember how we traded ideas on the first Google doc. If this ends up going nowhere or you’re not feeling it, obviously we can keep it published to Gmail, but otherwise I’d like to open it to our audience. I’ll take any perspective, and as much experience/expertise as possible. To the business — I need you to poke holes in a frantic theory. … More The Manager, Please