Download here or click below to play I believe this is the fifth Thursday since I've been isolating at home here in Florida. Howie Klein is in California, where their stay-at-home orders started a week or two earlier. It's not fun, but it's certainly better than catching COVID-19 and definitely better than dying from it! There are still primary races going on, even though no one is sure when or how to vote. But today, I'll ask Howie to run down the list of PROGRESSIVE Congressional and Senatorial candidates who still need our votes. But first, a rant [...]
Download here or click below to play I've lost count of how many weeks we've been sheltering at home, but I believe this is the 4th Thursday with Howie Klein since the quarantine began. At Down With Tyranny today, Howie has a post about the coming effects of the pandemic, including a likely global famine. We discuss that lovely possibility along with a post that goes live at 1PT about the idiotic Republican rush to re-open the country, effectively ending social distancing. The show begins with the usual quest for comedy and the latest news... I shared the story [...]
Download here or click below to play Today, we continue our Quarantining Calling with a call to Finland to find out how they're faring in our global coronavirus pandemic. I connected with Hanna Turpeinen through a group on Facebook that I've grown addicted to called "View from my window", in which people from all over the world-- all at home sheltering from the virus. Hanna is the fourth person I've connected with around the world. This is the photo she posted to that group last week. After a look at the latest news, it's time for our weekly [...]
Download here or click below to play I had a feeling this day was coming... well, it was yesterday, actually, that Bernie Sanders ended his campaign. Logically, it was the right thing to do. Ideologically and righteously, not so much. I'm still grappling with my feelings about it, and will explain why I went ballistic on my former colleague who called in to the show yesterday, before dealing with today's news. And, of course, it's Thursday, so Howie Klein will explain why he will not vote for Joe Biden. Nothing is simple any more... I played a couple of [...]
Download here or click below to play The quarantining and social distancing continues, as the casualty rates multiply and with each day we hear of more people we know who've lost the battle against COVID-19. As usual, we'll begin with a bit of levity from creative shut ins around the world and deliver the latest news from our surreal world. And then, because it's Thursday, we'll check in with Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC to talk politics in the corona zone... As for today's fun song parodies.... First up was a new version [...]
Download here or click below to play The Senate unanimously passed its coronavirus relief package – basically another billionaire bailout that many, including NY Gov Andrew Cuomo are criticizing. HuffPost Senior Reporter Zach Carter wrote about it in a piece titled, "Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country" and he joins in to talk about what’s so bad about it… Then it’s Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in to add his thoughts to the mix… The headline of his latest piece up at Down With Tyranny is "The Pandemic Is Killing Progressive Congressional Campaigns-- We Can't [...]
Download here or click below to play As we all hunker down for another Thursday at home, I invite you to an extended virtual get-together today. We have so much to cover and a jam-packed show, so we're going to extend the show by 30 minutes today. We'll take care of the latest news and the bit of funny for the day before economist and Modern Monetary Theory expert Stephanie Kelton joins in to help us understand how we'll survive the economic aspect of the global coronavirus meltdown.Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth [...]
Download here or click below to play With the news that the NBA is indefinitely suspended and that Tom Hanks has tested positive, we've officially reached peak coronavirus in the USA... We'll bring you all the latest news on the massive closures from major sports and music events to every walk of life and Donald Trump continues to try to mislead the American people. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joins in from his perch at Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC...
Download here or click below to play Elizabeth Warren made it official today and ended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president. She said she'll take some time and think before she makes any endorsement. And then there were two. Or actually three, as Tulsi Gabbard is still technically in the race. And by winning two delegates in American Samoa where she placed second to Michael Bloomberg, she likely qualifies for the 3/15 debate! It's Thursday, so Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny and the Blue America PAC is back to talk with me about what [...]
Download here or click below to play We're two days out from the South Carolina primary election, and five days away from Super Tuesday. Everything could look very different in the presidential primary race by next week at this time! It's Thursday, so we're joined by Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny and the Blue America PAC. Today, we'll talk about Bloomberg's Freudian slip at Tuesday's debate, the party's collective freakout about Bernie, and how the coronavirus might change everything going forward...