If ever a weekend was needed, it's now! Nicole welcomes FreePress's Tim Karr back to the show for a celebration of the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality yesterday! A look a CPAC, and a new "Mean People Suck" segment too. And it's Dave Matthews from a 1999 interview with Nicole on Flashback Friday
Congress reconvenes today for the Lame Duck session. Nicole talks about what they won't get done. Tim Karr of FreePress.net joins in to talk about the president's Net Neutrality statement and the status of the fight. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak weighs in too.
It's interesting that the newest iteration of Swiftboating rears its ugly head on the day we try to Reset the Net. The thing the new swiftboaters, like Allen West, should remember is that the internet is forever. Write something once and it's there forever. So, let's take the war criminal Allen West as an example. Don't feel like you have to click on the link as Allen West's site deserves to die of loneliness, but back on Dec. 10, 2013, he wrote an article entitled The men Obama has abandoned. In it, he wrote, President Obama is in South Africa [...]
I honestly don't know what it's going to take to get people mobilized to fight back against the madness. Let's just look at some of the events from just this month, shall we? April began with the Supreme Court doubling down on it's heinous Citizens United decision by ruling in favor of McCutcheon in doing away with individual caps on contributions in any election cycle, giving us the ridiculous "money equals speech" paradigm. Unfortunately, the simple "If A=B, then B=A equation is proven false, as the IRS won't allow me to use speech to pay the $5750 penalty they're charging me [...]
Ten years ago today, the first 20 prisoners, or detainees as they are now known, arrived at the US base at Guantanamo Bay. Over the course of 10 years, that prison has held 779 "enemy combatants". Labeled thusly, they were somehow allowed to be held indefinitely and without charges. Today, 171 detainees remain. Nearly half of them have been cleared for release, but there are no plans to release them. President Obama, by signing the NDAA on Dec. 31, 2011, has made this indefinite detention the law of the land. The United States now legally can hold these prisoners - [...]