9-22-15 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.News NowPope Francis: Meet CongressPope: Hill leaders crack whip on naughty membersScott Walker out: Leads from behindCarson rides high amid "Muslim" backlashChinese president arrives in US todayUN nuke watchdog defends Iran probeUS outrage over Afghans' rape of boys - but...Clerk Kim Davis: Altered marriage forms?Russia and Iran combine inside Syria Pope Francis: [...]

9-21-15 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.News NowBen Carson: No Muslim for presidentUS may abstain on UN Cuba embargo voteConservatives vs GOP leadership = shutdown?Secret Service boots cancer children from park near WHPapal adviser: Visit not American politicsClinton vs Sanders at NH conventionKerry: Lotsa lotsa refugeesEmmys 2015: Barriers fall Ben Carson: No Muslim For President (WaPo, AP, Hill, [...]

Religion and Politics Monday

  Today we did what you're not supposed to do in polite company: talk religion and politics. Then again, I never said we were polite around here. We began with religion, courtesy of Bill Maher, Sam Harris and Ben Affleck  with a little Michael Steele and Nicholas Krisof thrown in for good sense ...   Although I agree with most of what Affleck said, he needs to learn to shut up once in a while and let others speak. Religious scholar Reza Aslan took issue with Maher's prior Islamophobic rants... Although Upworthy cited lots of sources that back up Azlan's [...]

Ways to Drive the GOP Crazy, Muslim Edition

This morning I noticed a tiny blurb and this headline in my Los Angeles Times: "Muslims seek to aid Christians." Waitwhat? Those icky, evil-doer Muslims are going out of their way to help--- dun dun dun-n!--- Christians?! Why, the very idea! Oh em gee! What will Republicans say? Now they're going to be forced to acknowledge the error of their ways after all these years of irrationally fear mongering, smearing, and bashing every single Muslim on earth, because... terrorists!  Since I can't find the Times article online, here is an excerpt from the same story, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune: PARIS — [...]

A Dog Lover, A Muslim, A Gay in the NBA..

  Yes, we talked about all three of those topics and more on today's show. I am the dog lover. The pups pictured above are mine.  Unfortunately, one of them is very sick.  Pooh Bear was diagnosed on Thursday with osteo-sarcoma - bone cancer. Of course, this has led me to a few days of reflecting on the dogs in my life, and how much they've all meant to me.  More coming on that eventually. In the meantime, we're keeping Pooh as comfortable as possible, watching her for guidance on what to do next... I was joined in the first [...]

It’s A Mad World

Listen to this episode: {play}http://traffic.libsyn.com/radioornot/20120913_Nicole_Sandler_Show_-_Mad_World.mp3 {/play} Podcast: Play in new window On days like this, I feel like crawling under the blankets and never coming out.  Although I regularly rail against idiocy and lies and question the opposite world  in which the obstructionists of progress reside, I'm at a loss to explain the insanity of religious zealots. So some idiot makes a low-budget, truly awful movie and posts it online. Go after that guy if you must, but to engage in riots and violence aimed at a country that had nothing to do with the production of said sorry piece [...]

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