Friday July 1, 2016

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! Morning Jumpstart Trump vetting Gingrich, Christie for VP Lawyer to sue gun makers: Orlando massacre AG's meeting with Bill Clinton creates firestorm Betrayal! Backstabbing! Boris's bruising Brexit Obama to release some drone strike deaths Judge blocks Mississippi anti-gay law Pentagon ends transgender ban DHS: Increased security for July 4th travel Trump Vetting Gingrich, Christie for VP (AP, NYT, Politifact, TMN, me) • Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga) and Gov Chris Christie (R-NJ) for VP, as part of a short list. Their inclusion was confirmed by people with [...]

3-3-15 Nicole Sandler Show – From ALEC to Atheists

Today, Nicole talks with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media & Democracy (ALEC Exposed & more) about the bipartisan coalition on criminal justice reform and whether ALEC, the Kochs, etc can be trusted. Plus David Silverman, president of American Atheists on this week's convention and the controversy surrounding it.

Occupy the Ballot Box

                      Today, Republicans are voting here in Florida. I couldn't vote as I'm most certainly not a Republican! But I did talk with two occupy protesters today - one in DC and one in Oakland - both of whom seemed to understand the need to occupy the ballot box. First up, I spoke with Eric Loetke, a PTA dad and Occupy DC protester.  Although the DC Parks Police issued a deadline of noon yesterday for both encampments at McPherson Sqaure and Freedom Plaza to be cleared, the police have yet [...]

Allen West Must Go

The hate-spewing war criminal from South Florida was at it again this weekend, claiming exclusive rights to this country for his right-wing intolerant, selfish, racist, violent bretheren. I hadn't yet seen it when some mentally challenged friend of a right-wing email buddy of David's hit "reply all" and sent the email to him, complete with this brilliant subject line: Allen West, Congrassman from Fla blasts the commi's If that doesn't tell you enough about West's constituency, here's how the body of the message read: Rep. Allen West - "Obama, Reid, Pelosi, get the hell out of the USA" - 28 [...]

Dylan Ratigan and John Fugelsang!

I know that Dylan Ratigan can be a bit polarizing. But today was the second time I've interviewed him, and I find him refreshingly honest and one of the few people who's not afraid to speak the truth. He joined me this morning to talk about his new book, Greedy Bastards, the need for real campaign finance reform and getting money out of politics entirely, and his Get Money Out organization merging with United Republic to effect real change. In case you need a reminder of the fire in Ratigan, remember back to August of last year: As if that [...]

Seriously Santorum?

Rick Santorum -the man with the Google problem so big that when you google his name you get this definition Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum. either has an incredibly stupid staff or a staff that's laughing like hyenas behind his back. Conservatives Unite Moneybomb?  CUM! Wow! Excuse the brief and tardy post, but I'm experiencing terrible computer problems.  While I have a moment where it's actually working, I though I'd write a quick post and get the podcast up... On the show today, after [...]

Global Whack-A-Mole

The always funny Ralphie May joined me on the show this morning.  I'd been a fan since I first saw him on Last Comic Standing, and learned he was on my side of the political aisle after seeing him down here at the Improv last year (and watched all the right wingers squirm while he told them the truth!). This morning, he was on a roll, going off on each of the GOP presidential hopefuls.  When I asked him what he thought of President Obama's performance, he admitted to being a big fan.  He praised the president's prowess for going [...]

Farewell to My Guilty Pleasure

Somewhere around the age of 10, I watched my first soap opera. It was a pre-pre-Twilight vampire story known as Dark Shadows.  If I remember correctly, it was around the same time that, while home sick from school one day, I tuned in to that station a little earlier than usual and saw General Hospital for the first time and, perhaps, even One Life to Live. I didn't really understand anything about those shows until a few years later... perhaps junior high, but definitely high school. General Hospital was the hot show while I was in college. Kids would schedule [...]

From Iran Contra to Newt’s Campaign to My Phone, Much to My Surprise

When I went on the air this morning, the furthest thing from my mind was the possibility of speaking with one of the key actors in the Iran Contra scandal that plagued this country during the Reagan administration. Of course, if you listened to any of the GOP sycophants running around the US these days, Reagan was a saint who never raised taxes or was complicit in international crimes. Of course, we know all about those Reagan years, and Ronnie's former National Security Adviser Robert "Bud" McFarlane. What I didn't know - and honestly didn't care about until this morning, is that McFarlane is [...]

Welcome To A Brand New Year

This morning we began yet another new year of shows in which we examine what's happening and try to figure it all out. Today, I was joined by Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC.  We talked about his trip to the Yucutan and his visits with the Mayan people who told him that it's only the calendar that ends in December, not the world! We also discussed the DCCC, the NDAA  (and my questions to Debbie Wasserman Schultz about it on the Randi Rhodes Show on Friday), and the upcoming elections and the need to [...]

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