The FloriDUH files

A jury in FloriDUH found the killer of Jordan Davis guilty of the attempted murder of the three teens he didn't kill when he shot 10 rounds into the SUV that was playing loud music, but couldn't come to a verdict on the murder charge against him for actually killing Jordan Davis. In honor of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin and the other innocent victims of "Stand Your Ground" whose names we don't know, I give you this song from Patty Griffin: Today is a President's Day double-header... so pardon my brevity, but I'm heading up to Randi Rhodes' studio to [...]

FloriDUH, The Beatles and Why Hillary Shouldn’t Run

We'll begin with the fun stuff. Yes, that's a young me at KLOS in Los Angeles with Ringo Starr. Proof that I have met a Beatle! As the nation remembers back 50 years ago this week when The Beatles invaded America, played the Ed Sullivan Show and changed our lives, I noticed an article about an old friend of mine who owns a piece of that Beatles history! Andy Geller hit it big in the world of voiceover. In 2002, at the top of his game and a known collector, he learned about the piece of backstage wall at The [...]

Geraldo, ALEC and the Cooch

  Oh  Geraldo.  Don't you know that the internet is forever?  That is just nothing I wanted to see... but Geraldo Rivera wanted to show off his 70-year old bod, so tweeted this selfie: He later deleted it, but just as we can't "un-see" it, he can't undo it.  Yuck! While you try to get that image out of your mind, think about Melissa Harris-Perry's segment on Virginia's Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's obsession with what you do in your bedroom.   I particularly enjoyed her hand motions every time she talks about certain sexual acts that the [...]

Racism is Alive and Well in America

I could think of no better topic for today's show than the chronic problem of racism in America. I am not a supporter of Eric Holder's.  I think he's done a lousy job as Attorney General, but he sure did deliver a brilliant speech at the NAACP convention in Orlando yesterday. In case you missed it, it's worth a view or a read of the transcript. I played some of the pertinent parts on the show this morning, including these quotes: This afternoon I want to assure you of two things: I am concerned about this case and  - and [...]

Juror B37 and Other Judicial Travesties

During yesterday's show, I read a news alert that said that the juror in the George Zimmerman murder trial known only as B37 had signed a book deal, and noted that there was something truly troubling about that. But a woman who goes by the handle @MoreAndAgain on Twitter didn't stop there.  She was so troubled by the prospect of this example of what's wrong with our judicial system (see video below) that she amassed some information about the agent and the publisher and using twitter, effectively, in just a few hours killed the book deal! About that juror.  Above, [...]

Who Agreed Zimmerman Said “Punks” and not “Coons”?

  Ever since I heard prosecutor John Guy misquote George Zimmerman in his shocking expletive-laced opening statement to the jury, I've been wondering why they would stipulate that the killer didn't use the racial epithet that so clearly assaults my ears each time I hit 'play'. But the first words out his mouth after saying "Good morning" to the jury, was "fucking punks". That is NOT what George Zimmerman said on that 911 call. I don't care how many "experts" say otherwise, but I've listened over and over, and hear quite clearly Zimmerman's hatred and racism seethe in his under-his-breath [...]

WTMI

  No, WTMI isn't some new radio station.  It stands for Way Too Much Information. I often bemoan the problems foisted upon the rest of us by low information voters.  But in the case of the George Zimmerman murder trial, too many people are getting too much information and are way too obsessed with the minute details of every aspect of this case. The media keeps hyping it to cash in on the ratings bonanza it'll provide, and America is hanging on every word. This circus will end in a few weeks, and the six women on the jury will [...]

Guns, Guns Wherever We Go

This morning, I shared an email I received the other day from a man who started a petition on Signon.org.  His father was killed by police, and no one seemed to care.... On November 19, 2011, my father, 68-year-old Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., was shot and killed in his home in White Plains, New York. My father was a 20-year veteran of the Westchester County Department of Corrections and proudly served the United States of America as a Marine. He stood about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and he suffered from a heart condition. The events that led to his killing [...]

What’s the Matter With America?

I've taken it upon myself to change the name of Thomas Frank's iconic book, What's the Matter With Kansas? It's now asking the same question about all of America, because the right-wing craziness that infected the heart of the nation has spread, like a nasty virus with seemingly no cure! I've  had the pleasure of speaking with Frank a few times, including this morning.  We never seem to have enough time, and today was no exception.  Check out his work at Harpers (if you're a subscriber), at the resurrected The Baffler, and his two more recent books The Wrecking Crew [...]

Killing in America

Who can forget that image? That's the gunman, whose name I don't care to remember, who gunned down 33 people in cold blood. He was mentally unstable, and he was able to buy a gun and ammunition. In Texas, in 2007, shortly after the Stand Your Ground or Kill at Will bill was passed, a shotgun-armed man decided to shoot and kill two men who broke into his neighbor's house, even though the cop on the 911 call with him told him, explicitly, not to.  Hear it for yourself: Quite chilling. You can hear the guy firing the shotgun that [...]

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