Why Pastor Pence Is As Politically Alarming as La Palin

Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer via AAEC   The only dark duo with a shot of historically rivaling the political infamy of ole' Bomb Bomb McCain/Barracuda Sarah Palin is now the bad cast in this torturous national Reality Show, election 2016. Pence/Trump are now officially horror story actors. We refuse to admit that Conservative athlete Mike Pence 'won' the Veep debate Tuesday night. But man oh creepy creepy man, do not take his GOPper cred and misogyny lightly. It's only going to amplify in the coming final weeks before polling day, boasting mega vituperative nonsense and an ocean [...]

Whose Airwaves? (04/21/2014)

Radio is a sound salvationRadio is cleaning up the nationThey say you better listen to the voice of reasonBut they don't give you any choice'cause they think that it's treason.So you had better do as you are told.You better listen to the radio.I wanna bite the hand that feeds me.I wanna bite that hand so badly.I want to make them wish they'd never seen me.Some of my friends sit around every eveningand they worry about the times aheadBut everybody else is overwhelmed by indifferenceand the promise of an early bedYou either shut up or get cut up;they don't wanna hear [...]

Literally Racists

I've recently made a concerted effort to stay away from playing clips of right wing nut jobs on my show, but sometimes they say things so absurd they figuratively make my head explode! There were two such incidents yesterday that metaphorically drove me crazy. I know Joe Biden gets chided for his misuse of the word "literally". But it seems that when he does it, it's little more than an annoyance or something easily mocked. But Rush Limbaugh is supposed to be a professional broadcaster. His stock in trade is words! The clip below is a perfect example of why [...]

Peace, Pot & Politics

We covered a lot of territory on today's show... First up, the situation in Ukraine is horribly sad and tragic. And hearing American politicians on both sides of the aisle proclaiming, as John Kerry did, that "in the 21st century, you don't invade another country on completely trumped-up pretext," is hypocrisy defined. Sickening. The Bobsey Twins, McCain and Graham, couldn't be any more sickening in their sabre-rattling in the name of criticizing Obama - going against the previous tenets of "foreign policy ends at the water's edge." They don't stand for anything other than leading that charge that whatever Obama [...]

Soothing the Savage Beast

If there's been a theme running through this week's shows, it's been the nastiness with which those who sit on the opposite side of the political aisle from me (and, likely, you if you're reading this and listening to my shows) interact with us. It began with a tweet from a stranger to me. Out of the blue, this troll pops up on my twitter page to post @nicolesandler When you produced M&B it was all about risk & freedom & now you're a socialist?. Brian adored Ayn Rand, WTF happened to you? — Tom Cruz'n (@TinPotDickTator) December 2, 2013 [...]

“Fox News: We Make Shit Up”

My offer stands. Fox can use the slogan "We Make Shit Up" any time, free of charge.  It's certainly more accurate than any other slogan they've ever used. So far, they haven't taken me up on it.. but it's there, whenever they want it. The story of the ridiculously named "Fox News" is out, courtesy of our friends at Media Matters.  This morning, I spoke with Ari Rabin-Havt, executive director of the venerable organization and co-author of  The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine. Every Tuesday, I spend the second hour of the show [...]

Advertisers Rushing to the Door

The exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show continues. As of the end of today's show, the total was 26 and counting... This morning I spoke with Angelo Carusone of Media Matters. We first met Angelo when he was tweeting as @StopBeck.  Today, he's back on twitter as @StopRush! We talked about the heinous blowhard that is Rush Limbaugh and why his sponsors are pulling out like a Catholic man who doesn't believe in birth control. You can check out more of what Angelo's doing over at Media Matters at DropFox! As she does every Tuesday morning, GottaLaff took some [...]

Rush Swims in the Shit He Spews

  Most of us already knew Rush Limbaugh was despicable.  Just listen to a montage of some of his greatest worst stupid statements here.... Now it's common knowledge that in addition to being stupid, the man is just an asshole blowhard (I know that paints a really disgusting image, but so does Limbaugh!) The blowhard asshole issued a press release that pretended to be an apology this weekend, after five advertisers pulled their ads from his show.  It read as follows: "For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. [...]

A Heartbreaking Week Comes To An End

I'm certainly glad it's Friday. This has been an incredibly difficult week. Although Monday was just another day, the world changed on Tuesday afternoon at 4:53pm ET.  It's impossible to avoid the heartbreaking stories and images coming from Haiti, where the death toll today is estimated at somewhere around 150,000 people. Schools, hospitals, homes and most of the other buildings in and around the capital city of Port Au Prince collapsed under a massive earthquake that registered 7.0 on the Richter scale. As the days pass, the chances of survivors being pulled from the wreckage lessens. And we watch, helplessly, [...]

Where’s The Compassion?

For some time now, I've bemoaned the lack of compassion in today's world.  But we're not all lacking in that area.  It seems that the most compassion-deficient in the US today are of the Republican persuasion. If we didn't already know that Rush Limbaugh was a drug-addled, sexist, over-paid windbag, that conclusion would have been a no-brainer to anyone who heard some of his comments today: Limbaugh claimed that President Obama was somehow happy about the catastrophic loss of life and property in Haiti because he'd be able to use our response to boost his credibility with the "light-skinned and [...]

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