Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) I really tried to unplug this weekend and remove myself from politics, news and the rest of the insanity that's stressing me out during the week. I was somewhat successful, but big questions keep cutting through the calm. I had stopped watching Bill Maher, as he finally completed his long-in-the-works jumping of the shark last week when he defended the vaccine and mask deniers. So I didn't watch him Friday night. But his warning about what's in store for us pierced my peaceful [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Today begins a new week that will mark President Joe Biden's 100th day in office, and his first address to a joint session of Congress. I'll take stock of where we are at this point with blogger Dave Johnson, from a long line of Johnsons who are usually right, er, correct. Today, I began the show once again lamenting the sad state of police in this country who seem bound and determined to flex their power muscles, kill Black people and [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) What a shitty day in America. For the second time in less than a week, a sick person with a gun he shouldn't have had access to took a whole bunch of innocent lives. I said last week that the pandemic gave us a respite of sorts from mass shootings. If this is what a return to normalcy brings, I say we're better off hiding at home from the virus...and the bullets. Yesterday it was the formerly idyllic town of Boulder [...]
Download here or click below to play Today was the first day of the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. This is the first time in history that any elected official, current or former, has ever been impeached twice! Donald Trump would brag about that distinction because that's what he is. Anyway... today, Lead Impeachment Manager Congressman Jamie Raskin started. He explained that Donald Trump was guilty of inciting an insurrection on January 6, and that he must be held accountable for his actions. And he went to the video. https://youtu.be/ERIbhsCzZwk The argument today was about the constitutionality of [...]
Download here or click below to play We're coming down to the wire. November 3 - election day - is one week from tomorrow. It's hard to believe we actually made it through four years since the US lost its collective mind and elected Trump president. We can now reverse the curse... though not without lasting ill effects. Exhibit A is in action today, as the Senate will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Adding insult to injury, she'll fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat. I've invited my old friend Dave Johnson to commiserate, celebrate, and [...]
Download here or click below to play It's finally Friday! We end the week today by taking a look at Trump's paramilitary forces that he's sending into "Democrat-run" cities, prompting me to ask, "Is it full-blown fascism yet"? I'm joined by one of the OGs of the progressive blogosphere, Dave Johnson. He still blogs, though rarely, at SeeingTheForest.com. As usual, we start the show with some humor, today debuting a new song and video from Harry Shearer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtptN8bfl3M
Just click to play: or download here The impeachment trial of Donald Trump has finally finished with opening statements. Today, they begin 16 hours of questions for the House managers and Trump's legal team. Nicole has the latest news, and is joined by Dave Johnson, who'll add in some snark as necessary.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and many of us will be sharing the dinner table with family and others with whom we many not see eye to eye politically. Dave Johnson joins me with some tips on navigating the holidays with the family. We'll also discuss the great political divide, not only between left and right, but between progressives and ConservaDems, and more. But first, the latest news... and a conversation with my friend Michele Clark who just happens to be in Malta where there are mass protests calling for the Prime Minister's ouster over the murder of a journalist. She shot [...]
Today was the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump. Today, it was former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie "Masha" Yovanovich, and the testimony was quite riveting. So much so that Trump, himself, tweeted such ugliness at her that even Bret Baier of Fox so-called-News said it was witness intimidation, "adding essentially an article of impeachment in real time as this hearing is going on." So, that happened. I'll publish a podcast episode Monday to recap some of the rest of the testimony. I thought we'd be able to do that today, [...]
This is one of those weeks where it feels like the WH resident is spinning out of control, and I have to wonder why the idea of the 25th amendment isn't being seriously considered. With so many possible topics of discussion, we welcome Dave Johnson back to the show for a discussion of the insanity of our lives.