Sh#*’s F%@*d Up

I know it's only Festivus-eve, but we have a few grievances to air today. The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky guests to talk about the vile war of words from NYPD union chief toward Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Don Siegelman's daughter Dana joins me to talk about the ongoing political persecution of her father, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman

It’s Always About the Money

Last Thursday, a federal judge ruled that BP’s “gross negligence” and “willful misconduct” had caused the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and that the company’s “reckless” behavior made it subject to fines of as much as $4,300 a barrel under the Clean Water Act. Antonia Juhasz, Oil and Energy Analyst and author of three books - Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It , and The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time - joined me on the show this morning to [...]

World Gone Mad

As if we needed any more evidence that the world has, indeed, gone mad... Yesterday, ISIS released another video of one of their masked, cowardly, subhuman, heartless, soulless, thug terrorists beheading another American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Today's blog will be short, with just links to the people and stories I spoke with and about today, as I'm not feeling well and the news is making me even sicker... Dean Obeidallah was up first to discuss his latest for The Daily Beast, "It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS". (When you're done with that, definitely click over to read, "Stop the [...]

Gimme Some Truth

  I'm sick and tired of hearing things From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth Ive had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth -- John Lennon John Lennon's brilliant "Gimme Some Truth" should be required listening for all who aspire to elected office and all who purport to report the news. But because the lies come at us from every quarter and from those in position of power and authority so often, life often seems like a perpetual telling [...]

A Progressive Path

"The problems we set out to address will not be solved overnight but make no mistake, the people of this city have chosen a progressive path," -- NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio 11/5/14 Following the lead of the people of Los Angeles who elected a progressive Mayor in Eric Garcetti just six months ago, the people of New York handed Bill de Blasio a landslide. Knocking a giant hole in the media's contention that Democrats won't vote in a midterm or off-off year election, in race after race, not just the Democrats - but the PROGRESSIVE Democrats scored victories. From [...]

Laughter and Lust… and everything in between

We covered a lot of territory on the show this morning, but the overriding theme was laughter.  After the last few weeks, I thought we needed some "funny" to counter the angst. I promised another edition of Oy, FloriDUH.. so here it goes (note: there is nothing even remotely funny about any of these stories - but taken together, they show the absurdity of life in America's penis): #1 Police in Jacksonville arrest and reportedly assault a man for walking while black on the wrong side of the street. First Coast News obtained court papers which state that Wingate was walking [...]

I’m an Atheist too

My favorite video story in the wake of the Moore, OK tornado was not the elderly woman's dog emerging safely from the rubble during her interview (though it did warm my cockles), or of the teachers who risked their own lives to save the children in their care, or the many images of children and parents reuniting. No, it was Wolf Blitzer showing his true ineptitude when he said to a woman who escaped harm, "You got to thank the Lord, right?"   When she didn't respond to his expectations (I guess he though she should drop to her knees [...]

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