How to Fix the Mess We’re In

Listen to this episode: {play} {/play} Podcast: Play in new window   Today is election day in Washington state and Michigan.  The woman pictured above is Darcy Burner, she's running from Washington's 1st district, and we need her in Congress. Today is the last day to get your ballots in. If you're in Michigan, I can recommend votes for Lance Enderle in the 8th District and Trevor Thomas in the 3rd. If we want to end these senseless wars once and for all and bring all that money home, we need to elect more progressives to Congress. If we want [...]

This Is What Disaster Looks Like

It's tragic. My heart goes out to the people of Japan who should be dealing with the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters of all time - a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by a powerful tsunami that wiped out entire towns.  But instead of beginning the process of grieving and rebuilding, the Japanese are now bracing for an even bigger disaster - this one entirely avoidable. The man-made nuclear power plants are just no match for mother nature. Last night, the Japanese Prime Minister delivered a very uncharacteristic speech in which he cautioned that "dangerous levels of radioactivity [...]

Monday Morning – The Nicole Sandler Show

It's Monday, so that means we get to re-live some of the high and low points from yesterday's Talking Head shows with Crooks & Liars' Nicole Belle.  It's a weekly segment we call "Fools on the Hill."  Here's what we'll hit on today, with links to all the clips, and Nicole's descriptions of them: We’re six weeks away from the midterm elections and the media is in full swing determining the narratives that are going to take us through the elections.  It appears that the media wants us to be wildly dissatisfied with Obama and associate his policies with that [...]

Working For The Weekend

Thanks to Kenny Pick and Tom Shafer for holding down the fort last night. I was actually planning on taking last night off for some fun... Kathy Griffin was in town for a show at the Hard Rock.  This is the third time David and I have seen her at Hard Rock Live in the just under two years we've been together.  Obviously she likes this venue, and it loves her. The show was sold out, as were the others.  In this economy, when many concert tours are either playing to much less than capacity crowds, or canceling due to [...]

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Another Monday, Another Shit Storm

We're now officially in the dog days of August, and things are supposed to be slooow.  But nooo.  Not in America in 2010.  We haven't had a slow news week in over a year, it seems. In the car just a few minutes ago, we were listening to Rachel Maddow (on XM channel 120), and she heard about the Target boycott due to the fact that they donated $150,000 to MN Forward, a PAC who used the funds to purchase TV ads for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmers, a staunch opponent of marriage equality.  She looked at me and said, [...]

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