Awake the State!

Florida is in serious trouble. The people here voted a criminal into the governor's office, and he's doing his best to destroy the state.  So today, all over the state, there are rallies planned to Awake the State.  Click on the link and find a rally near you today. This morning, I spoke with Ray Seaman, online director of Progress Florida, and the guy who came up with the idea for Awake the State about the background and the many reasons we need it! Here's some info: Today is a big day for Florida. The 2011 Florida legislative session begins, [...]

It’s a Two-Fer Tuesday!

Yes, another busy day here in the Radio or Not studios.  I'll host my regular show today, at the regular 10-noon ET time, and then change gears to guest host the Randi Rhodes Show this afternoon (3-6pm ET), as she's been caught up in the ice storm that's paralyzing the northeast again today.  Nice winter, huh? There's plenty to talk about, including Sarah Palin's pity party on Faux News last night, and the ramp up to the GOP vote to repeal health care, and much more... And when it's Tuesday, we hang with GottaLaff of The Political Carnival for a [...]

Just When You Think It Can’t Get Any Worse…

... Sarah Palin opens her mouth! We were wondering when she'd speak up. The woman who put herself in the "line of fire" by using gun imagery, murderous metaphors and violent rhetoric as her calling card and, by posting on her SarahPAC  and facebook pages a map with gun crosshairs over 20 Congressional districts - including Gabby Giffords', took a bad situation and made it worse with more incendiary words. I was hoping that Sarah Palin would show that she has some sense in that thick mind of hers by, when emerging from her cocoon of silence, renouncing her bad [...]

Do Unto Others…

Isn't that one of the most important teachings of Christianity? Treat others as you'd like them to treat you? It's the Christmas season when, supposedly, millions around the world honor the birth of Christ... buy practicing overindulgent and crass commercialism.  That's not the way it's supposed to be. By way of full disclosure, I'm Jewish-- a non-practicing Jew at that, but I think I'm more "christian" than most of those gift-hoarding hypocrites who only look out for their own best interests and don't give a damn about their neighbors who are truly in need. Yes, I'm a bit bitter.  I [...]

Twas the Tues Before Christmas…

I attempted to write a clever rhyming thing here, but am running out of time before today's show!  Or, I should say, before the first of today's two shows. Since I wasn't here yesterday, we'll talk with Nicole Belle of Crooks and Liars, for our weekly gab-fest "Fools on the Hill."  Nicole watches the Sunday talking head shows so we don't have to.  Here's what she's bringing us today: This is always a very busy time of the year for Congress.  These last few days of the lame duck session of the 111th Congress are absolutely packed full of legislation [...]

Sen Bernie Sanders & Digby on today’s show!

It doesn't get a whole lot better than that! Tune in bright and early, as Senator Bernie Sanders will be with me just moments after 10am ET, when the show begins.  There's so much I'd like to discuss with him but, since our time is limited, I'll tackle an issue that's near and dear to me and, apparently, to him too. When MSNBC suspended Keith Olbermann, these words came over my computer via Sen. Sanders' twitter feed: " There already is far too much media concentration in this country. We need more diversity, more local ownership, more viewpoints..... Progressives know [...]

Nicole Sandler Show on TuneIn

The Nicole Sandler Show is live Tue-Fri afternoons, 3-4 ET/ 12-1 PT.