10-28-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Showdown

What a Friday! I was supposed to talk with Aldo Seoane on the show today. Unfortunately, when I called, we got voicemail. Aldo has been at the Standing Rock Sioux protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline where, on Thursday, all hell broke loose as the National Guard and militarized police showed up to violently remove the protesters from the land. Aldo sent this message on Friday night: Super sorry had law enforcement come in and had to focus on deescalation Obviously, some things are more important. We'll try to touch base with Aldo on Tuesday's show to get an update on what's [...]

Laughter and Lust… and everything in between

We covered a lot of territory on the show this morning, but the overriding theme was laughter.  After the last few weeks, I thought we needed some "funny" to counter the angst. I promised another edition of Oy, FloriDUH.. so here it goes (note: there is nothing even remotely funny about any of these stories - but taken together, they show the absurdity of life in America's penis): #1 Police in Jacksonville arrest and reportedly assault a man for walking while black on the wrong side of the street. First Coast News obtained court papers which state that Wingate was walking [...]

What’s the Matter with America?

The picture above is the perfect example of what's wrong with this country: People so stupid they continually vote against their own best interests while those hoarding most of the money do their best to keep the uninformed even more clueless than they already are.  After all, a naive electorate is one that'll allow those in power to grab even more of it. Of course, it's what Thomas Frank's seminal masterpiece, What's the Matter With Kansas, is all about. The author and that book, as well as The Wrecking Crew, another of his brilliant missives, came up yesterday on the [...]

A Broken Nation

Everything is broken... but not beyond repair. We could fix it if we'd only fix our broken Congress... A quick rundown of the broken things we talked about today: -The Environment  A "natural gas" drilling well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded Tuesday and is still spewing methane, just 50 miles from the Louisiana border, while there are two tar sands leaks poisoning Alberta, Canada.  And a train derailed at the Port of Tampa early this morning, spewing flammable ethanol. -The Fourth Amendment  The House yesterday voted down the Amash-Conyers amendment that would have effectively defunded the NSA's domestic spying [...]

Strange Days

As Jon Stewart said last night, "This is the weirdest fucking story I've ever seen in my life." But it gets even weirder.  Apparently, the photo that Andrew Breitbart released and has been making the rounds was turned upside down and cropped. Here's the version we've all seen:   And here's the alleged original picture, before it was cropped and turned upside down Now I get why Weiner said it was intended to be a joke that he would DM to a friend.  It certainly looks like an arm and balled-up fist stuck down the shorts.  Yes, funny, in a [...]

The Thursday Nicole Sandler Show

Not much time for a lengthy commentary today, so I'll let today's program speak for me... We started with a replay of yesterday's crazy interview with Adam Kokesh, who got arrested last weekend for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial.  What I thought would be an interesting conversation about police abuse of power, but quickly degenerated as he showed the absurdity of the libertarian ideology of government is bad. I reached out to Pakistan to chat with journalist Kaswar Klasra about the recent murder of an investigative journalist.  Unfortunately, even though he speaks very good English, it's still tough to understand [...]

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