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Congress reconvenes today for the Lame Duck session. Nicole talks about what they won't get done. Tim Karr of FreePress.net joins in to talk about the president's Net Neutrality statement and the status of the fight. Crooks & Liars' Susie Madrak weighs in too.
misogyny Syllabification: mi·sog·y·ny Pronunciation: /məˈsäjənē NOUN Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women:she felt she was struggling against thinly disguised misogyny Welcome to 2014 - the year Misogyny went mainstream. Yesterday, the highest court in the land codified women's place as second class citizens into law with its misdirected and horribly wrong decision in the Hobby Lobby case. But the five Christian men on the court took it even a further step by saying that corporations religious rights trump the rights of said corporations' actual living, breathing female employees'! And this isn't the first time the Roberts-Alito-Scalia-Thomas-Kennedy court has ruled [...]
In his masterpiece, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron offers an unbridled indictment of the failure of the corporate media, which has only gotten exponentially worse in the four decades since we first heard it. An updated version would certainly include some reference to today's predicament. Senator Al Franken calls the fight for Net Neutrality "the free speech issue of our time" . Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised that he'd always support and would only appoint FCC commissioners who'd uphold his belief in the need for a free and open internet. So, WTF is going on with Chairman Tom [...]
As I was preparing myself to hit the air this morning and hold myself together in the wake of losing my loving dog Sasha yesterday, I was hit with more bad news... Clear Channel is killing yet another of the remaining handful of progressive talk stations. This time, it's Denver's AM760 that's headed for slaughter. Back in October, I guest hosted the Gloria Neal Show - their local morning program. Glo informed her listeners of her show's demise and the planned format change this morning via Facebook: Gloria Neal 15 hours ago near Denver, CO If you know me, you know [...]
I honestly don't know what it's going to take to get people mobilized to fight back against the madness. Let's just look at some of the events from just this month, shall we? April began with the Supreme Court doubling down on it's heinous Citizens United decision by ruling in favor of McCutcheon in doing away with individual caps on contributions in any election cycle, giving us the ridiculous "money equals speech" paradigm. Unfortunately, the simple "If A=B, then B=A equation is proven false, as the IRS won't allow me to use speech to pay the $5750 penalty they're charging me [...]
Nicole talks about the latest shootings, this time involving a pro football player. Journalist Sarah Jaffe joins in to talk about last week's Fast Food workers strike in NYC. And Sue Wilson of the Media Action Center on her battle with the FCC.
What the fuck Arianna Huffington? It's bad enough you don't pay HuffPost contributors for their work, but after selling out to AOL you go and hire Andrew Breitbart? And what the fuck President Obama? Dropping bombs on Libya when our safety as a nation was not threatened? What are you, George W. Bush revisited? And WTF to the geniuses at Ronald Reagan International Airport? You name an airport after the guy who busted the air traffic controllers union, and you expect the tower to be manned? And finally, WTF Donald Trump?!? You'll never be president no matter how much of [...]