Today, the "US" dropped the MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) - the largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in Afghanistan, ostensibly against ISIS-K. Of course, they tell us that they "took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties." Of course they did, like they did in this airstrike in Syria (that the administration has been silent about) that hit Syrian allies and killed 18 people! As a bit of a lighthearted diversion, I invited my Facebook page to weigh in with their favorite euphemism for "Trump." As you know, I prefer the contraction of Donald Trump - D'ump. But there were some great [...]
Nicole speaks with Ross Mittiga, candidate for state delegate from Virgina's District 57, who's looking to unseat the conserva-Dem House Minority Leader there. And, as he does each Thursday, Howie Klein joined in from Blue America and Down with Tyranny. Today, he told us about the special Congressional race in GA-6 to replace Tom Price, where progressive Jon Ossoff is looking great, and a few other special elections coming up. Plus, the Republicans just sold off our internet privacy to their big money donors.
Never a dull moment in 2017 America. Today is Day 4 in the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings and the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump campaign-Russia collusion charges seems to be imploding. Today was supposed to be the big vote day for the ACA repeal & replacement bill, but they couldn't come up with enough votes and tabled the bill. Let's hope it's dead and buried. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined in, and told us about his long history with his congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who's been doing a great job in countering Devin [...]
President D'ump today released his budget outline and it confirms everything we thought we knew about him and his agenda. I ran through most of the cuts he fantasizes about regularly on today's show, but if you'd like to see for yourself, read from the NY Times and/or the Washington Post. Of course, he wants to use the "savings" from all of those cuts to fund a $53 billion increase in military spending to compensate for his really tiny dick. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined me to talk about all of the above, as well as a slimy child-molesting [...]
It's a busy day. I was out yesterday for the Women's Strike! I originally had my old friend Robert Platshorn scheduled to join me then, but moved him to today so I could participate yesterday. So I apologize for the rushed nature of our interview. But I wanted to get him on in time for anyone interested in going to the next Meet the Experts symposium to have time to plan to get to Atlantic City for the event happening March 18-19. Robert Platshorn was busted for smuggling marijuana into South Florida back in 1978 and, in 1980 was sentenced to [...]
It's Thursday, so Howie Klein is here today. We spoke a bit about his post, "The Type of Democrats We Need... And the Type We Don't." While we don't need Blue Dogs, New Dems or politicians by any other name who continue to vote with the Republicans. But the Dems only need to flip 24 seats in 2018 to take back the House, which is incredibly do-able. You can find the most progressive candidates on the Blue America page and help support them, and stay involved. It's going to take every one of us. That's why I started the show [...]
Howie Klein is back to talk about the Dems best chances to pick up a Senate seat or 3 in 2018... it'll come down to Nevada, Arizona and Texas. Nicole explains how the D'ump administration is Gaslighting the country, and Boca Britany Somers is here, getting ready to fill in all next week while Nicole is on vacation.
It's Thursday, so Howie Klein was with us. Before the show, he joked on Twitter No, I'm not going to discuss the $1.6 billion bribe to Trump on @nicolesandler's show today-- unless she forces the issue. https://t.co/8GpW6hAEgS — Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) February 2, 2017 When I asked him about that, his mood changed as he explained that he received a threatening phone call telling him to take down that post. The call came from an unknown person, to his unlisted number. These are scary times. But as Howie reminded us, last week, 35% of Americans said they already wanted to [...]
Today is our last full day living in a semi-sane nation. Tomorrow at 12 noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and I'm sick to my stomach. I know most of my listeners will not be watching the spectacle tomorrow. I will so you don't have to. Wish me luck. Howie Klein joined me on today's show, as he does each Thursday, and told us that the number of Democratic members of Congress boycotting tomorrow's swearing in is up to 72! The Blue America PAC set up an Act Blue page for [...]
For a president-elect who wouldn't answer questions from the press in six months (his last presser was July 27!), Donald Trump is making us dizzy with with the number of confirmation hearings all scheduled at the same time. Can you say "he doesn't want us to hear the answers"? There were a few wonderful moments, like this from Elizabeth Warren while questioning Ben Carson, who's nominated for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development... Have I said lately that this is going to be a long four years? Howie Klein is back!! In addition to blogging at Down with Tyranny and [...]