6-8-15 Nicole Sandler Show – Here Comes the New World Order

Nicole speaks with media strategist, consultant and trainer Joel Silberman in the first hour. David Dayen joins in during hour two to tell us about TiSA, another so-called trade deal being negotiated in secret that makes TPP look like kid's play.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

OK, it wasn't a vacation, but I spent the last few days with members of the American Federation of Teachers. at their bi-annual convention here in Los Angeles. I had no idea the American Federation of Teachers represented so many of the people whose work is in helping others until I arrived on Friday. But I sat in the opening session, with the powerful Rev. Dr. William Barber (more about him in a moment) and the electric president of the AFT Randi Weingarten, and saw a huge contingent of nurses waving their flags. I learned that the AFT, whose numbers [...]

Media Fail

  If there's one subject I talk about a lot on this show it's the epic failure of media in America. Today, I spoke with journalist David Dayen who wrote a piece for Al Jazeera America  about the "Better Off Budget" - the budget released by the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Wednesday of last week. Unless you saw Dayen's piece or read about in on another blog somewhere, you don't know that it was offered, because the mainstream, corporate media completely ignored it... as they do every year! Dave Johnson asked "Why the Blackout on the Progressive 'Better off Budget'?" [...]

A Little Something for Ted Cruz

    So now we learn that the government shutdown that lasted 16 days will cost we the taxpayers around $24 billion.  I say we send Ted Cruz the bill! I don't know if the email address on the invoice is correct, but feel free to post it on his Facebook page, send it to him on Twitter, or email it to his office . So, after Cruz and his followers shut down the government, cost us $24 billion (so much for those fiscal conservatives), and put the good faith and credit of our nation at risk, these asshats got nothing. [...]

Power to the People: Save Michigan

Thousands of people took to the Michigan Capital in Lansing today as the State Senate took up its lame-duck session rush bill to pass the ALEC pushed "Right to Work" legislation, undoing decades of hard fought victories on behalf of working people. Estimates of the crowd size ranged from 10-15,000 by 10am, and the Capital itself was shut down when it hit capacity of over 2000. Having worked in both a "right to work" state and under union membership in a union-friendly state, I'll take the latter any day of the week.  My career has always been in radio.  In [...]

A Tale of Two Cities – With the Split Screen

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120829_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_RNC_lies.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   There's your split screen image for today.  On the left, the photo tweeted by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry with the description  Feeling sad. #Isaac took the home @JamesHPerry and I just bought. All safe. House was vacant except for my dreams. pic.twitter.com/h62AkGPB On the right is the scene in Tampa, where people bragged about praying the storm away.  Their party will continue tonight, as millions in the Gulf are fighting the elements to stay alive and keep what few possessions they have left. Today on the show, I gave an update [...]

Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

Ian Dury and the Blockheads with a good description of today's show.   Sex and Drugs Those santimonious hypocrites posing as the religious righteous on their high horses can go fuck themselves, and they soon may have to do so.  Hey guys - you take away our birth control, you will never get laid again. Hey Marco Rubio, I'm talking to you with your sanctimonious Religious Freedom Protection Act of 2012. I called Rubio's office this morning on the show and asked why he hates women.  This pandering piece of horrible legislation would allow ANY business or corporation to refuse [...]

Keep On Trying

  Some people might be discouraged by the results from the Wisconsin recall elections last night.  But today I'm taking the optimistic route. The Democrats picked up two senate seats; the people of Wisconsin recalled two Republican state senators, truly changing the balance of power, and fighting back against the big corporate dollars and the heinous Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. Of course, the returns came in with a bit of controversy.  What else would you expect from the county that brought us 14,000 extra votes "discovered" on the pc of the supervisor of elections days after the last Supreme [...]

Drop Fox- Game On!

One of the biggest problems Democrats has faced during the past two years has been their lack of messaging skills. Making it more difficult is the mighty megaphone of the Republican party -- their propaganda arm that calls itself a News organization.  The fact is that "Fox News" is actually a fake news channel.  As they're a cable channel, they're not regulated by the FCC, and there are no consequences for Making Shit Up®. Unfortunately, the relatively small number of people who watch their fabricated facts® don't understand that their only source for "news" is most definitely NOT NEWS. Enter [...]

How To Really Piss People Off

Just talk about the heinous activities of the Catholic church. Wow.  Well, when you talk about abortion or religion, you're going to get people to disagree with you. But, in my opinion, the Catholic church has been complicit in the molestation and rape of children for way too long, and it must stop.  And the fact that the Vatican has only responded by attacking the NY Times for their coverage of the scandal makes it all the more despicable. I got some nasty email and tweets, and I feel sorry for the people who are defending the church on this [...]

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