Unrest and Disorder

  The more things change, the more they stay the same. Last night, the peace in Ferguson, MO was once again shattered by a standoff between police and protesters. According to the police, provocateurs in the crowd fired guns and threw Molotov cocktails at the line of police. According to protesters (as well as media representatives on my show today), the aggression came from the uniformed force of power attempting to disperse the crowd. I'd call the actions of the Ferguson PD and Mayor, of the Missouri Governor and the rest of the "powers-that-be" a "comedy of errors" except there's nothing [...]

How Ted Cruz Brought Down the GOP!

Sometimes, the analogy just appears out of nowhere. This morning while picking today's pre-show music, I was thinking that the GOP was stuck.  So I played songs that fit that theme leading up to the start of the show for those who checked in on one of my feeds a little early. ("Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealer's Wheel, "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" by Dylan, Todd Snider's "Stuck on the Corner", and U2's "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" all seemed to fit in one way or another.) As I [...]

The Political Tango

Politics is a dance.  More often than not, it's infuriating.  But it's the biggest reality show out there, where the winner gets the power.  And we're just in time for the fall season. I started tonight's show talking about the Florida Senate race.  I've stated before that I'm in a quandary.  Kendrick Meek is the Democrat, and also happens to be my Congressman!  The problem is that I'm not a big fan of his.  I don't dislike him either, but I don't think he's been particularly effective.  And then there's the name that doesn't scream fighter!  I also think he [...]

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