I had to take the day off, but I spent the previous night in Miami, listening to the man who should be president, Bernie Sanders speak truth. So I thought I'd share his remarkable speech with you today...
I must admit that I was all over the place today... somewhat wired and obviously getting a little nervous as Donald Trump will be inaugurated as our 45th president in three days. Someone please wake me, this must be a nightmare. GottaLaff joined in, as she does on Tuesdays, and she was almost as discombobulated as I was... But there was some good news that came down just after the show ended: President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence! And one of his victims is suing Donald Trump, so there's that...
I'm back! And so is Bernie Sanders. Quick... Bernie's first action as "outreach director" (or whatever other dumb title was given to him in Senate Dem leadership by Little Chuckie Schmuckie) is a big day of ACA rallies around the country. He's tasked Democratic members of Congress to organize events in their districts... but I live in Floriduh. So imagine my surprise when I called my congressman's office to find there IS an event scheduled here. Sunday, Jan 15, 2pm at the Sunrise Amphitheater.... about 10-15 minutes from my house. The following Saturday is the Women's March on Washington. I've [...]
Bernie Sanders with Zephyr Teachout in New Paltz, N.Y. on Friday. Ms. Teachout is running for the House of Representatives. NY Times. Are we all in love again yet? Come ON?! We are well under fifty days out here progressive peoples! Must be time for an injection of Bernie. The New York Times reports that from Zephyr Teachout to HRC, The Bern has his groove back and is uber-rebooted for the final round. NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — This crunchy college town, between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, feels like an ideal place for a Woodstock [...]
Guns, Bibles and gays. For those of us who can remember the Johnson-Nixonian era of racial ignorance and nativist pearl clutching (make that pearl-handled derringer clutching for the helpless dames), this decade is ringing in far too many memories of a deliberately divided and globally embarrassing nation at war with itself and it's own liberty. There is some serious work to be done in some 48 days. The update of the Guns, Bibles and gays triangulation is potentially lethal, people. We believed that was as self-sickened a culture as we could imagine, following on the tarred heels of Jim Crow, Vietnam [...]
I moved back to my home studio today. We still have some tweaking to do, but so far, so good. Rick Neuhoff and his wife Diana Hatsis were the Bernie Sanders delegates from my congressional district. Rick joined me for a final recap of the convention and to talk about how to move forward in the post-Bernie race. In the second hour, Ari Berman of The Nation joined me to talk about the court striking down NC's voter ID laws, Rev William Barber at the DNC, and more.
Friday's show is now posted. Sorry for the delay. I'm juggling a lot of balls these days. Julianna Forlano joined in during the first hour, helping me recap the Democratic National Convention. Although the speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier killed while fighting for the US, was certainly the most amazing moment of the convention... I still marvel at the brilliance of Rev. Dr. William Barber. I hope every hypocritical Republican who claims to have the moral high ground got to hear him. I spoke with a couple of Bernie delegates, including my attorney Bruce [...]
I know I'm not alone this week. I'm conflicted. There's as much conflict going on in my mind as there is in the Wells Fargo Arena, the ironic name of the arena where the Democrats are nominating Hillary Clinton as their nominee to run against the Republican Donald Trump. I feel like I'm writing this in the middle of a bad dystopian novel in which the two most hated people in the nation are vying for the presidency. Oh, wait. Anyway, today, I let the conflict play out. I offended some people, and probably confused many more. Welcome to [...]
It's finally Friday, after a long, exhausting week. Not only were our nation's most troubled people on display for the whole world to ogle, the lead sociopath could very well be elected President of the United States. Opposite world, indeed. The Republican convention finally ended last night, and next week it's on to Philly. We'll be checking in with our Bernie delegates on the ground to give us the scoop on what goes on inside the arena. In the first hour of today's show, I ran through some of the more surreal moments from the GOP confab, with an [...]
As the GOP circus gets underway in Cleveland and the world at large continues its descent into insanity, I've been dealing with my own personal hell. After a heart attack scare last Thursday, I've been on a roller coaster ride - and I HATE roller coasters. The heart scare, which turned out not to be a heart attack at all, was perhaps a blessing in disguise. The x-ray that was to see if my heart was swollen or enlarged instead showed a mass on my left lung. The pulmonologist wanted a PET-CT scan done, but United Healthcare had other ideas. [...]