As the insanity continues in Paris, life goes on (for most of us, anyway). Today, Nicole Sandler turns the focus on FloriDUH again. Deborah Newell Tornello joins in to share stories from the Oy FloriDUH files. And Brook Hines weighs in on the FL political situation.
Nicole asks the question she's asked so many times in the past: What will it take to get our elected officials to do something about our gun epidemic? She talks about the elephant (and donkey) in the room with our resident Republican, John LeBoutillier, plus the Pope on climate change, Donald Trump for president, and more. Our Flashback Friday segment today is a video interview with Ben Folds recorded at LA's El Rey Theater in November of 1997.
Nicole adds her voice to the growing group of voices criticizing the US for its absence from the Paris solidarity march. Nicole speaks with retired Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, and comedian/host and the woman behind Absurdity Today, Julianna Forlano, returns to the show
Nicole reflects on our very bad week and the effect that art can have - for good or for bad. Today's guests are award-winning editorial cartoonist Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow), and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame two time inductee Graham Nash. And a bonus Flashback Friday segment from 1999 with Lucinda Williams.
Image courtesy Cagle Cartoons The freedom to say outrageous things is one of the most endearing tenets of true democracy. Witness a fiery fellow known as Thomas Paine. A couple of brash Democratic Nations were born by and of the rape and oppression of a monied class who had to control every piece of information, whisper and loyalty in order to continue their reign: these United States and the ballsy Rèpublique of la France. Both countries produce and value satirists, that rare breed who strive long and hard to share their truth -- and keep us citizens [...]
On "The Last Word," there was a segment devoted to how President's Obama is trying to deal with ISIS, including his order for an airstrike on terrorists in Somalia (see video above). Naturally, the names John McCain and Lindsey Graham were inserted into the conversation, because what would criticism of the president be without mention of war hawks like Grampy McBombBomb and his sidekick L'il Lindsey? Or someone else whose name rhymes with Schmee Schmouble-U Schmush? Lawrence O'Donnell: "We're also living in the aftermath of the complete lack of a George W. Bush long term strategy for what it meant for the United States of America to invade, occupy, take [...]