Trump: Making America wait again

Trump now not expected to take questions in Mexico, despite his campaign manager insisting this morning he would. — Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) August 31, 2016 Maybe Trump's concerned that they'll ask him: Where Mexico is on a map For his tax returns Where his hats are made For a comprehensive breakdown of the cost of that wall he's promised to make Mexico pay for About those former models he knowingly hired and profited from when they "came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here" Whether or not he'll actually show up at the presidential debates [...]

What I will not write about today

Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health. Cattle pens, threats of violence, blacklists, total lack of access. Time for journalists to say: Enough is enough! Transparency by and access to presidential candidates? Respect for the First Amendment? What could my pal Will Bunch be thinking? The actual author of [...]

Need a laugh? Time for Another Stand-Up Political Comedy Blog

Yes, it’s time to steal a few more jokes from my father-in-law (F.I.L.). His blog posts range from political comedy to humorous commentary on pop culture. For those of you who might be new here, he used to write for Alan King, Milton Berle and Jonathan Winters, just to name a few. And all those Dean Martin Roasts,  too: Don Rickles, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. A tiny respite from all the frustrating events of the day: At first DONALD TRUMP was going to kick all the Mexicans out, and he's going to build a wall to [...]

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While I’m On Hiatus….

While I'm out, please explore the archives. There's close to 10 years of full shows, lots of interviews and some musical treats too. And it's all free. Well, on the honor system, anyway.  Since I'm trying to heal and hope to escape from politics while I'm on the mend, I thought I'd share some of the highlights of my career so you can escape the ugliness of this political season too. On The Nicole Sandler Show stream, I'm playing back dozens of my favorite interviews with musicians and rock stars from my many years in music radio.  Although I can't [...]

Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard! GOP 7, Dems 3 #LibrulMediaMyAss

Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday. Previously I kept a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced for years via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard. Now the series is a regular feature at Radio Or Not. No matter who’s in the White House or runs Congress, the corporate media nearly always has more GOP guests appearing on Sunday talk shows than Democratic guests. This week there was plenty of news centered around both presidential candidates. Don-Don Trump flip-flopped all over the place on immigration and was his usual infantile, nasty, lying, bigoted self [...]

Trump campaign spokesperson in 2012: “Any pure breeds left?”

Last night I took a screen grab of a tweet by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson. I did that just in case she felt compelled to scrub it. I don't remember a time when I've gotten such a huge reaction on Twitter. I mean, when you get retweets from Patton Oswalt and Josh Malina, you know you're onto something. Trump claims to be “the least racist person that you have ever met," yet ironically, he consistently makes comments and pushes policies that contradict that statement. He also makes a point of hiring people who have their own racist [...]

8-26-16 Pre-Op Check – Surgery on Tuesday

I'm cleared for surgery and, believe it or not, the insurance has approved it all. As we were driving down to the University of Miami Hospital yesterday for my pre-op tests and third degree, I decided it would be a good time to call United Healthcare to make sure all the authorizations were taken care of. (***correction: My brilliant, adoring, wonderful husband David actually suggested I call UHC to make sure we were covered. He just didn't want to deal with another of my meltdowns in the middle of the hospital...) After first wasting 20 minutes trying to hear and understand [...]

Trump outreach worked… with “alt-right” anti-Semites issuing death threats

Today MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell interviewed Former Director of Media Relations for the Bob Dole campaign, Andrew Weinstein. After he organized an anti-Trump petition, the subsequent anti-Semitic attacks and threats he received from the “alt-right” movement were utterly horrific. Please watch all the way through: And what was GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's directive to these bottom-feeders when asked how he felt about their vile outbursts and death threats? "I don't have a message for my fans." His hateful "fans" ran with that (at about 4:10 in the video). And so the Clinton campaign is also running with their own message. Here is brand spankin' [...]

8-24-16 Nicole Sandler Show – One More for the Road

  Today is my final show before taking some time off for surgery and recuperation. I honestly can't remember the last time I took an extended period of time off. I moved my show online the night Air America went off the air and, aside from a sick day or a travel day here and there, I've been on the air. This time I'm putting my health first. So after I chat with Wendell Potter today, I'm taking some time off. I have pre-op appointments tomorrow and Friday, and surgery is Tuesday, so I'm really not slacking off. And since [...]

8-23-16 Nicole Sandler Show – Thank You

An hour goes by very quickly. I really thought that cutting back to one hour a day would make things easier as I'm having trouble keeping my thoughts straight these days, but it's just less time to fit in  lot of information. After tomorrow's show, I'll be taking a few weeks off. My surgery is on Tuesday, and I have a million things to do before then, and a few doctors appointments and tests too. So, I'll do something very unusual for me, and will be on hiatus for a while. I will post here and on the Fuck Cancer [...]

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