Today, Nicole welcomes the always quoteable Digby back to the show to talk 2016 and more. Plus a new feature, "They Said What?" and the pronuncication police are out in force.
In the face of all the madness in the world, Nicole looks at the need for humor with @GottaLaff and John Fugelsang!
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, [...]
Last night, NBC aired Brian Williams' interview with Edward Snowden, recorded last week in Moscow. I think he made a really convincing case for himself, answering a lot of the questions that have been hovering since his first revelations were published last year. Unfortunately, today's show was jam packed, so we didn't have much time to delve into it. We'll do that tomorrow on another special Friday edition of the show. In the meantime, if you haven't seen it yet, take the time to watch, listen and learn. We were busy this morning talking about Sam Seder and a new [...]
The graphic above says it all... Religion is like a penis. It's fine to have one. It's fine to be proud of it. But please don't whip it out in public and start waving it around. And PLEASE don't try to shove it down my children's throats. It seems that the people who don't follow that golden rule are also the ones who have absolutely no understanding of what Jesus (who they claim to follow) actually taught. Today, we talked about religious hypocrisy with comedian John Fugelsang, who agreed with me that people like Pat Robertson, Bryan Fischer, Ralph Reed [...]
On this day before Valentine's Day, I thought I'd pull it together with love songs on the pre-show music (Spotify users can get the extended playlist here), and laughter from comedians Julianna Forlano and John Fugelsang. If you happen to be in Phoenix or Ft. Lauderdale (or Chicago, Madison or Albuquerque), tickets to see John, Stephanie Miller and the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour makes a great Valentines Day gift. In honor of everyone being able to love whomever they love, a big salute to this Dallas, TX sportscaster - Dale Hansen - for calling out the haters: Happy Valentines Day!
It's that time of the year again... Randi Rhodes is enjoying some well-earned end of the year vacation time, and I get to enjoy her vacation by guest hosting her show! Jacob Dean and Skeptical Scott of Filter Free Radio will be guest hosting my show on Monday and Tuesday for the next three weeks. I'll be here Wednesday and Thursday this week, and Thursday the two weeks after that... and in for Randi each day between now and January 3 with the exception of Christmas and New Years Days. Today on Randi's show, I'll talk with Congressman Alan [...]
Although that's how Hollywood depicts Jesus, history tells us he didn't quite look like that. But don't expect to hear facts from your favorite newsmodel at the Fox "News" Network. Fox's "Rising Star"™ Megyn Kelly tells us that, in response to a Slate piece entitled "Santa Claus Should Not Be A White Many Anymore": "...for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white, but this person is just arguing that, that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But you know, Santa is what he is and just so you know, we're just debating this cuz someone [...]
Pooh and Sasha Sandler - Who says Dog Days are bad things? I like dogs, so the Dog Days don't bother me too much. And when I get to fill in for Randi Rhodes while she's on vacation, so much the better!! Randi's off for two weeks, and I'm honored to be guest hosting the entire time. So, tune in on any of her affiliate stations, XM 246 or at randirhodes.com from 3-6pm ET - and participate by calling in to 866-76-RANDI (866-877-2634). While I'm in for Randi, Jacob Dean of Filter Free Radio is filling in for [...]
Isn't it interesting that the day after we learn about XKeyscore - the NSA tool that collects "nearly everything a user does on the internet," we get the story about a Long Island home being visited by the police because the wife was searching online for pressure cookers and her husband was searching for backpacks. Members of what she described as a "joint terrorism task force" descended on Catalano's home on Wednesday. A spokesman for the FBI told to Guardian on Thursday that its investigators were not involved in the visit, but that "she was visited by Nassau County police department [...]