Heartache

Nicole is back today after a heart scare and a night in the hospital. She explains what happened, and then it's business as usual. A new charter school study and the fallout from keeping women from access to safe, legal abortion. Plus what else happened while Nicole was out...

9-22-14 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 Climate change protest takes New York UN climate summit: Low expectations WH security breach: Tourist screening next? Why not release the dogs? Officers don't carry Tasers Gonzalez concerned atmosphere collapsing Obama: Halt movement of terror recruits ISIS: Pols on ground troops Amb Power: U.S. won't do [...]

Protecting Ourselves

  I find it ironic that we're getting ready to spend $50 million to arm and train the "moderate" Syrian rebels so they can fight against ISIL in the Middle East yet, according to the Republican party, we can't afford to pay for food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid or even Social Security (even though we've paid into some of those programs to insure we'd be covered as we age). It's also ironic that as we face imminent danger from the effect of climate change, many of those same members of Congress who voted to send the cavalry to Iraq and [...]

9-18-14 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 House backs Obama's Syria plan Kerry: U.S. won't go it alone Australia: anti-terror raids over plot to kill Army's top general: Ground forces Scotland independence: Voting today VA official: Link - delays and patient deaths Ukraine's Poroshenko in DC today Obamacare website in hot seat on Hill today Sports: [...]

Keep Pushing Back

Three years ago today, a group of New Yorkers descended on Wall Street's Zuccotti Park to protest the problems caused by and lack of any consequences for those responsible for the financial meltdown of 2008. Obviously, there was much more that the original Occupiers of Wall Street were protesting, but the wealth and justice inequality that is synonymous with Wall Street was the unifying evil that was being fought. Today, though, I was hard pressed to find any remnants of the once-promising protest movement. Even the official Occupy Wall Street website had no new front-page article to commemorate the day. Ironically, [...]

“Kids are the only people in the world you’re ‘allowed’ to hit.” (VIDEO) #ViolenceIsViolence

Please watch this entire video. It's less than a minute long: I had some very disturbing conversations on Twitter yesterday. Not only were they disturbing, but mind-boggling. I was floored that I had to provide the following information to so many people: Merriam-Webster: Definition of SPANK : to strike especially on the buttocks with the open hand Merriam-Webster: Definition of STRIKE  :to hit (someone or something) in a forceful way Spanking = hitting in a forceful way. Hitting = violence. Clear? Unless, of course, you don't consider striking or hitting to be violent. But, oops, physical force is part of the very definition of [...]

What’s the Matter Here?

The stories about domestic abuse in the NFL were bad enough. The video of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious then-fiance from an elevator provided the visual that enraged us. The second video of him landing the blow that knocked her into the raid and knocked her out somehow changed everything in the discussion of the culture of violence surrounding that already violent sport. As abhorrent as someone as big, strong and powerful as a professional football player hitting a woman who is most certainly stronger and weaker than he, the news that one of these brutes brutalized his child and defended [...]

Fools on the Hill

The fools were out in force this weekend. From Lindsey Graham having a bit of a temper tantrum on Faux News... Yes, he really did whine, Apparently nobody's been listening to what Senator McCain and I have been saying for the last three years. Sadly Linds, we've been hearing you, non stop, advocating for US conquering the world with our military might! It's hard to ignore when you're on the TV every friggen day. We heard your pal Grampy McCain too... he told us just yesterday that he knows how to vet these Syrian "moderates" because he "knows them." He [...]

Gliberal Goddesses

Today, we inaugurated a new segment on the show - The Gliberal Goddesses! It's GottaLaff, Amy Simon and myself talking about things that women talk about, the way women talk about them. Today we discussed the Ray Rice domestic violence case and the NFL's sad response to it. So great to hear from Keith Olbermann again! While I agree with him, I also agree with Whoopi Goldberg We also discussed some Pat Robertson insanity (nothing new there), and the most outrageous comment of the day, this time from Geraldo Rivera... I don't think we'll have trouble filling this segment in [...]

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