Need a laugh? Time for Another Stand-Up Political Comedy Blog

“Last Blog Standing” starts riiight….now! Yes, it’s time to steal a few more jokes from my father-in-law (F.I.L.). His blog posts range from political comedy to humorous commentary on pop culture. For those of you who might be new here, he used to write for Alan King, Milton Berle and Jonathan Winters, just to name a few. And all those Dean Martin Roasts,  too: Don Rickles, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. A tiny respite from all the frustrating events of the day: I don't want to say the ACADEMY AWARDS ran long last Sunday night, but the [...]

3-2-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Brand New Day

It's a new week and a new month, yet the fights just keep on coming. This week, the fight to fund the DHS continues, SCOTUS takes up a big challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Netanyahu inserts himself into American politics, and more! Today, Nicole Sandler talks about those issues, plus what happened at CPAC this weekend. Guests include Trita Parsi (President, Nat'l Iranian American Council), and Nick Steffens of Awake the State Broward.

3-2-15 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally.   In the News Netanyahu in DC for controversial speeches DHS: One more week of funding... GOP's Obamacare fears Kerry: No intel on murder of Russian opposition leader Kerry meets Lavrov: Contentious talks likely LA police kill homeless man Obama: Week of civil rights Justice Dept to fault Ferguson police [...]

2-27-15 News Notes

TRNS News Notes is brought to you by Victoria Jones. Victoria Jones is the Chief White House correspondent and global analyst of the Washington DC based Talk Radio News Service, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. In the News DHS: Way out of the dead end? GOP vows to fight net neutrality rules IRS: "Potential criminal activity" Red meat at CPAC "Jihadi John" identified GOP accuses HHS of hiding Obamacare plan Netanyahu speech: Boehner weighs in Cuba talks today: Embassies Obama admin moves to ban bullet [...]

Plutonium is Forever

Three years ago today, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, and triggered a massive tsunami that claimed among its victims the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and thus began a nuclear disaster whose scope is still not fully known, but will continue for generations to come. The news out of Japan these days is sparse, due to a newly-passed state secrets law that prohibits everyone from discussing the disaster (or any other bad news), and even prohibits journalists from asking questions about it, both punishable by long prison terms. Over here and in other parts of [...]

CPAC Madness

It's March, so time to break out the brackets. Since CPAC amazed and confused us this weekend, I thought I'd put together brackets to determine the king or queen of the conservatives. I couldn't decide if the competition should be for the craziest among them or who would be their 2016 nominee or, perhaps, if that was one and the same.  Either way, have fun with the bracket. Or use it as a dartboard... This morning,  RH Reality Check's Adele Stan - a survivor of many a CPAC - joined in to help me debrief this weekend's festivities.  Read Addie's [...]

Shocked!

  I've known Michelle Shocked for about 25 years.  I first met her in 1988 when her label at the time put a bunch of radio people on a train from Los Angeles to San Diego and back for a performance to promote her first single, "If Love Was a Train" .    It was probably four or five years later that I first interviewed her. I had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Shocked on the air a number of times throughout my radio career.  One particularly wonderful,  memorable appearance was from August of 1994 at the now defunct but [...]

Rape, Rapists and Republicans

Today on the show we talked about the verdict in the Steubenville rape trial and about the insanity at CPAC.  And just moments after the show ended, a tweet crossed my stream from Mother Jones about this CPAC joke about Ashley Judd and rape.  Timing is everything, huh? CPAC: Where Ashley Judd Rape Jokes Happen bit.ly/15hDXEG — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 18, 2013   Although I took issue with Crooks & Liars proclaiming that Candy Crowley was "oozing sympathy" for the racists, the truth is that the media in general seemed to be more concerned about the rapists than they [...]

CPAC – Laughing Liberally

So the annual gathering of CPAC (Conservatives Pandering Asinine Convictions) starts tomorrow in DC.  Actually, not in Wasington, DC itself, but in nearby National Harbor, Maryland - ironically at the Gaylord National Hotel (ironic, because no gay lords or organizations are welcome). I began the show today be perusing the official program, having no idea how many laughs would ensue.  So feel free to glance through the guide and enjoy all the comedic offerings: CPAC 2013 Schedule The schedule boasts some can't miss book signings, like Beating Obamacare: Your Handbook for Surviving the New Health Care Law  by The Honorable Betsy McCaughey Spin Masters: How the [...]

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