It's Friday, and Nicole is worn out from watching Bernie getting berated by Chris Matthews, and the mud wrestling posing as a presidential debate last night. But she'll talk about the state of the presidential race with Julianna Forlano. And for Flashback Friday, it's a conversation with Little Steven Van Zandt
We're back up on YouTube today! Nicole welcomes Deborah Newell back for another edition of Oy Floriduh. Fred Clarkson has been analyzing the Religious Right for over 30 years, and just published a new study on The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right. Plus we're feeling the bern!
Tonight Nicole takes her daughter to her first Springsteen concert! She did her best to contain her excitement during today's show, which featured Donna Smith of "Sicko" fame, now executive director of Progressive Democrats of America, and @GottaLaff too!
Americans have really short memories. It was less than a year ago that the Republicans shut down the US government for 16 very long days. And now Mitch McConnell is threatening to do it again. I suggest we take those threats very seriously. To refresh our country's collective memory loss: First, Federal employees were furloughed for a combined total of 6.6 million days, more than in any previous government shutdown. At its peak, about 850,000 individuals per day were furloughed. That number fell once most Department of Defense civilian employees were able to return to work as the Pentagon implemented the [...]
The late Frank Zappa was way ahead of his time. Yes, Absurdity is the new Reality! Just a glance at the day's news is evidence of that. I began today's show with the news that hell has frozen over. The best explanation I've seen thus far about the DC Circuit Court ruling that rendered Net Neutrality dead comes from Fox "News"'s Shepard Smith! And then, he called his corporate shill of a guest a "corporate shill!". Once you pick your jaw up off the ground, watch this: Today, the Senate Finance Committee (under the exiting Max Baucus) will mark up [...]
We're killing the planet. Actually, more accurately, we're making this planet uninhabitable. The picture above is one of a few I saw posted around the interwebs this morning of the "water" that's coming out of faucets in Charleston, WV today - after authorities gave the all-clear and said the stuff was safe to drink, bathe in, and give your kids. Lovely, huh? And even though information from Japan about what's going on at and around Fukushima is now non-existent due to a new state secrets law that prohibits the dissemination of information (and even prohibits journalists from asking the questions!), [...]
When I heard we'd get a new Springsteen song called "High Hopes," I wondered if it was a new song or a cover of the old Sinatra "classic". It was neither... From the liner notes to the forthcoming album, also called High Hopes (due out Jan 14, 2014), Springsteen wrote: I was working on a record of some of our best unreleased material from the past decade when Tom Morello (sitting in for Steve during the Australian leg of our tour) suggested we ought to add "High Hopes" to our live set. I had cut "High Hopes," a song by Tim [...]
Nicole recaps last night's 12-12-12 concert. Speaks with MI blogger Chris Savage @elclectablog about the Fox video editing, Howie Klein about the fiscal negotiations, Boca Britany and Maysoon Zayid too.
I actually voted yesterday, by in person absentee ballot. I know, that makes no sense, but remember - I live in FloriDUH! The current criminal governor, Rick Scott, decided to cut the early voting period in half. While we witnessed record lines, the Democratic Party of Florida filed a suit to extend early voting hours, a number of Supervisors of Elections of various counties took it upon themselves to offer this alternative: show up at their offices, have an absentee ballot printed on the spot, where you fill it in and turn it in. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, Miami-Dade [...]
Today's show was about all of these! Music and politics are probably my two favorite topics. Religion, notsomuch, which is one of the reasons we need to talk about it today! The show began with politics. Details are emerging about the 49 state settlement with the five big banks on foreclosure fraud. (Which state didn't sign on? I know that's what you're asking yourself right now. Answer in a moment.) David Dayen at FireDogLake probably had the best explanation of this piece of shit deal (which I read from on the air today) ... and Mike Lux has some good [...]