Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) We're in the final throes of 2022 with all of us hoping that 2023 is better. Many of my colleagues are taking off this week and next, but I'm here this week, covering what remains of the 2022 news cycle, while injecting some irreverence and fun, when ever/wherever possible. Today, we have some year end housekeeping work... discuss the final public meeting of the House Select committee, the omnibus funding bill that was just made public overnight, the incoming Rethuglican House majority and [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The affidavit explaining probable cause for the FBI to obtain a search warrant for Trump's Mar a Lago was unsealed and released today -- well, a fairly heavily redacted version anyway. Trump went ballistic on his ridiculously named Truth Social not Twitter page, although he's insisted for the past week he wanted it released. What we do know is that not only is Trump a liar, conman and thief, but he likely stole the most top secret documents from the US government [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The old adage goes something like "may you live in interesting times"... well, at least we've got that doing for us. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for boring times. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll see that type of phenomena any time in the near future. But navigating these *interesting* moments that keep coming at us is often treacherous. Sometimes you need to consult one of the deep thinkers of our time to try to put things in perspective. We'll do [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Driftglass is one of the OG progressive bloggers, and he's still at it, preaching sense to the masses at driftglass.blogspot.com. He also co-hosts the Professional Left Podcast with his wife, the brilliant and lovely Blue Gal Fran. He's been kicked off of Twitter, but he won't be silenced. I've been a fan of his for at least a decade, and I just learned that we're kindred spirits... we're both Scorpios. So, during our mutual birthday week, I figured we could put our minds [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump is history, and the Biden administration is ready to move on. But the effects of Trump pervade almost every part of American life. Today, I'm joined by OG blogger Driftglass to get his perspective on American life in the post-Trump era (and whether or not it IS the post-Trump era). Check out the Professional Left Podcast, hosted by Driftglass and his awesome blogger wife, Blue Gal Fran But first, I've been troubled by the idea [...]
It's crazy times in our world, as evidenced by watching the orange idiot trying to play world leader in the UK. It's been a while since we visited with the wise Driftglass of the Professional Left Podcast, so he'll join us today to weigh in on the ways of our weird world. To get us started, I forgot to mention a very important date yesterday, so She's History's Amy Simon will check in to explain that yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving the women the right to vote, passed the Senate. It wouldn't be completely [...]
The Democrats had big wins in the midterm elections. Today, Nicole Sandler speaks with Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project to see how cannabis fared. Then we head to the midwest to chat with progressive blogger and podcaster Driftglass...
As usual, Nicole Sandler runs down the latest news of the day. She then welcomes the one and only Driftglass back to the show to comment on the insanity that is life in America under the Trump administration. For more Driftglass, visit driftglass.blogspot.com and listen to the Professional Left Podcast!
Blogger and podcaster Driftglass joins Nicole Sandler today to talk about the insanity in our world and what goes on at the NY Times' editorial page. Find Driftglass' blog here, and the Professional Left Podcast here.
Twenty-five years ago today I was down here in South Florida, visiting my dad. I was living in Los Angeles at the time, and he had just had an accident that left him quadriplegic, so I was flying in every few weeks to see him. He had just been home from the hospital for a month or so, and we didn't yet have a van or any means of transportation to when we learned that Hurricane Andrew was headed our way. I was alone with him that night. The nurse decided she should be home with her family. I watched [...]