It figures. The week there’s finally movement on health care reform, is when I’ll be in NY and not doing my regular shows.  But that’s OK… I’ll be checking in regularly and hope you will too.

Here’s my schedule for this week. Tomorrow, take my kid to the doctor. It figures, I’m leaving tomorrow night, and she’s running 102.5 fever. Why do kids have a knack for making life difficult? Anyway, after the doctor visit, I’ll continue doing laundry, packing and getting ready for the aforementioned trip to NY. Tomorrow night I’ll go see Craig Ferguson do stand up. And Wednesday morning I fly to NYC.

I’ll land in NY, and head right into the city to the Premiere Radio studios, where I’ll guest host The Randi Rhodes Show. I’ll be joined by Bob Fertik of (talking about the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling and the absurdity of corporate personhood), the always-funny John Fugelsang, and others.

I will not be doing my Radio or Not show for the rest of the week, but will check in here regularly and post relevant news and perhaps some video commentaries too. So, I hope you’ll check in regularly and feel free to post your comments here too!

I’ll be attending the New Media Seminar while in NY. It’s the annual convention put together by Talkers magazine, so I’ll be cavorting with the likes of  Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and even some from the other side of the aisle.

As for tonight, it was an interesting show… I spoke with Vicki Ryder, one of the South Florida Raging Grannies, who wrote and recorded this song in honor of the ridiculous SCOTUS ruling (referenced above) that reaffirms corporate personhood and undoes a century of rule of law concerning corporate campaign contributions:

You can hear more of the Raging Grannies songs here.

Speaking of the Supreme Court, I learned over the weekend that the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, Virginia Thomas, has started her own Tea Party organization, Liberty Central. Not only is this an extreme conflict of interest, but Mrs. Thomas somehow neglects to include her esteemed husband in her bio:

Virginia (Ginni) Thomas, President and CEO

Ginni is a new social entrepreneur and the Founder of Liberty Central, Inc.

Ginni is excited about launching and finds the new citizen activists inspirational! She brings passion, enthusiasm and principled participation to the public square. With 30 years of experience within the Washington beltway working alongside esteemed politicians like Dick Armey and for institutions like Hillsdale College, the Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ginni is committed to serving as a clearinghouse for new and more effective online activism. Ginni, the ‘proud’ Nebraskan, is a fan of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham and other talk radio hosts. She is intrigued by Glenn Beck and listening carefully. She also enjoys motor homing and watching “24”.

Seriously?!? Somehow, this just doesn’t seem very kosher to me. To be continued, I’m sure.

Well, the talk about the tea party connection led to a conversation about the Coffee Party, or so I thought. I had arranged for the “media liason” of Coffee Party USA to join me tonight, though she didn’t seem to understand how a guest booking works.  I think you’ll likely learn more about the coffee party by clicking on the link than by listening to the interview, but it might entertain you, nonetheless.

Victoria Jones of the Talk Radio News Service checked in with her regular Monday night news update.

And we finished the show with a conversation with peace mom Cindy Sheehan. Cindy recently launched a new website at and began a camp out at the Washington monument. This Saturday is the 7th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and Cindy will welcome thousands of others who’ll join in a march on Washington.

You can hear all of tonight’s show by clicking on the player at the top of this post, or heading over to the video page. And don’t forget to check back here throughout the week. I’ll talk to you again Wednesday afternoon, from 3-6pm EDT on The Randi Rhodes Show.