Religious zealots will be the death of society.  I truly believe that, even more so after my conversation this morning with Rachel Tabachnick.  Rachel has long been researching and writing about the impact of the Religious Right on politics and, of late, has turned much of her attention toward the New Apostolic Reformation.  Much of her past work is found at, and she has recently begun amassing info about NAR at

As she often writes about religious extremists and their impact on politics, I was happy to see that she has a piece in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz about him – basically warning Israelis about him “With Friends Like Glenn Beck…

In the second hour of the show this morning, I was joined by GottaLaff of The Political Carnival to shoot the shit about the shit in the news…  Today, we talked about these stories and more…

Perry stuff:
VIDEO: Rick Perry fumbles abstinence question… badly. Really badly.

Rick Perry Distances Himself from His Own Book

Video Quote of the Day : “Rick Perry’s an idiot, and I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.”

VIDEO: Karl Rove gets blasted by former Obama White House spokesman


1986 Doonesbury Flashback: “The Reagan deficit now exceeds the combined deficits of his 39 predecessors!”

Facebook “parody” page posts racist photos of the Obamas

VIDEO- Maxine Waters: “The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell!”

Mitt Romney to Quadruple Size of Vacation Home

Rep. Joe Walsh: Glenn Beck’s events aren’t “political in nature… I think they’re educational.”

PLUS Rep Joe Walsh (Hey Chris) had license suspended twice in three years

And finally :

A message from Russ Feingold: “I have decided not to run for public office during 2012


This afternoon, I’ll once again be guest hosting The Randi Rhodes Show, which you can hear live on any of her affiliate radio stations, XM channel 168, or online via from 3-6pm ET.

My guests today will include Cliff Schecter, who writes a weekly opinion column for Al Jazeera English.  His latest is “Beware of Rick Perry, the french cuff cowboy” .

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will talk about his demand that federal regulators obey the law and limit oil speculation!

Juan Cole is professor of modern Middle Eastern and South Asian history at the University of Michigan and the author of “Engaging the Muslim World,” and writes the “Informed Comment” blog at

His must-read column– The Top Ten Myths About The Libya War -answers all the questions that were raised about Qadaffi and Libya during yesterday’s show!