A sampling of this week’s political carnage

Another snark-filled guest post by the one, the only Will Durst: THIS WEEK IN POLY TICKS And now for your weekly update in the world of poly ticks. Run for your lives, people, because it’s complete chaos out there. In the pre- summer rush to wrangle positive press; current presidential candidates, potential presidential candidates, former presidential candidates, former presidents, and current presidents are viciously competing for track space in a freakish spectacle of careening into walls and spinning out of control like souped- up bumper cars during a power surge. To say it is not a pretty sight is similar to [...]

Rise Above the Snake Line

After the past two weeks in Ferguson, we could really use an event to focus on morality, equality, rights and bringing people together. North Carolina has just what the doctor ordered, as today kicks off the Moral Week of Action. If you can't make it to Raleigh, as sadly I can't, you can watch the live stream each afternoon by clicking here. And if you're still wondering what the snake line is, just listen to the man who founded the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina, Rev. Dr. William Barber from the speech he delivered at Netroots Nation last month in [...]

GOP’s Zombie War on Women or Love the Fetus, Hate the Child

March 18, 2013 was less than four months ago. That was the day that RNC chair, (the unfortunately named) Reince Priebus made public the GOP Autopsy  (his name for it, not ours). The 100-page report opined, on the subject of women, ... it is important to note that 40 percent of female voters are single and that Obama won single women by a whopping 36 percent.The RNC must improve its efforts to include female voters and promote women to leadership ranks within the committee. Additionally, when developing our Party’s message, women need to be part of this process to represent some of the unique concerns that female voters may [...]

Thursday Nov 10 – Today’s Show

It was a busy day!  The first hour included a visit from investigative journalist Greg Palast, giving us the juicy details behind his new book Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores. I finally got the time to start reading it just a couple of days ago, and it reads like a spy novel... but it's all true. I'll let you know when I'm done, but  is definitely worth the read, whether the printed version or the Kindle edition with audio & video.  By the way, if you read the printed version and want to see [...]

CNN Officially Jumps the Shark

Poor CNN.  So desperately trying to find an audience they jump into bed with the tea baggers, so to speak.  How do they not understand that the tea party is even "less popular than much maligned groups like 'atheists' and 'Muslims.'" I promise you that I will not spend as much time watching or re-capping the multitude of these "who can out-crazy the other" so-called debates, which we'll be subjected to once a week for the foreseeable future.  But I just couldn't resist this one - billed as the "Tea Party Debate"!  If ever one of these side shows was [...]

It’s Another Two-Fer Tuesday

A busy day for me, as I'm guest hosting the Randi Rhodes Show again today (through Thursday)... So, let's get right to it. On both shows, we'll address President Obama's Labor Day preview of what he'll give us on Thursday by way of a jobs plan.  And we'll look at Teamsters' chief James Hoffa's speech at yesterday's labor rally featuring the president in Detroit and how Fox blew it all out of proportion. On my show this morning, I'll talk with listener Susan Shaffer about two things she brought to my attention.  The first having to do with Sen. Marco [...]

The Dog Days of Summer

According to wikipedia, "Dog Days" (Latin: di?s canicul?r?s) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer in late August. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief thatSirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather. Well, the heat that plagued most of the country earlier this summer has, for the most part, subsided.  And there seems to be no such thing as a slow news [...]

Earthquakes and Hurricanes and Rick Perry, Oh My!

Natural disasters all.. or I guess we could consider Rick Perry an unnatural disaster!  The latest Gallup poll has Rick Perry jumping ahead of the GOP pack after one week of declared candidacy...  He's 12 points ahead of Romney in 2nd place.  The invisible-to-the-media Ron Paul is in third, with Michelle Bachmann a distant fourth. Strange times in which we're living, huh? As bad as the current crop of candidates offered by the Republicans might be, it's still a rough road ahead for President Obama's re-election.  He has some problems... We've talked about them at length, including on Monday's Randi [...]

Rick Perry Sucks

I was talking about his politics in the headline - but, as they say, one picture a worth a thousand words!  It sure looks like Rick has a bit of experience in this type of sucking  (and quite a technique too). But his politics are truly frightening.  Think Progress offers a couple of clips from his appearances in Iowa that should make you realize what he's all about. In this clip, it certainly sounds as if Gov. Perry is suggesting a violent response to Ben Bernanke's policies: And in this one, he's asking for anarchy by saying we should impose [...]

It’s a Mad World

How else could you explain Michele Bachmann actually being taken seriously as a presidential candidate?  She came out on top, so to speak, of the Ames Straw Poll. Interesting, too, that the "front-runner" Mitt Willard Romney had such a poor showing.  OK, I know he didn't actually participate - but neither did Sarah Palin, and she's not even a declared candidate, and she fared better than he did! In case you're wondering the exact breakdown (courtesy of MSNBC)... 2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %) 1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%) 2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%) 3. Governor Tim [...]

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