On Wednesday mornings, Nicole hangs with her fellow FloriDUHian Deborah Newell to poke some fun at the state that is the nation's dick. In addition to today Floriduh files and a recap of last night's primary results, we'll go back in time 5 years to the night Nicole was arrested for committing democracy, underscoring our need to fight on for what's important. And a detour to talk with the 10 year old girl who sang with Bruce Springsteen Monday night.
What are you waiting for? If you're in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina or Missouri, today's your day to vote. The political revolution has begun, but it'll only succeed if we all get out and vote!Ben Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP endorsed Bernie Sanders, and is out on the road with him. We caught up with him this morning in Chicago, where he answered a few of my questions about the campaign and what's at stake.'Then we turned our attention toward the people who are most responsible for creating the monster that is Donald Trump - [...]
Once again, I have to point out the hypocrisy of the right. Many of your elected (Republican) representatives now want to charge you for the right to ask them questions. From the idiotic freshman nut job Ben Quayle to the wacky's wunderkind Paul Ryan, these people who were elected to represent all of their constituents are foregoing town hall meetings in favor of pay-for-access events. Of course some - like my congressman (Allen West) are still holding events that they call "town hall meetings". But, as I know from personal experience, they're actually lectures where, if you dare to try to ask [...]
Thanks to the awesome Stephen Goldstein for this editorial in yesterday's South Florida Sun Sentinel West's hypocrisy: Talk-show host deserves apology Stephen Goldstein Columnist May 15, 2011 If the original Boston tea partiers had had to follow Congressman Allen West's rules, we'd still be a British colony. He needs to "man up" and apologize to radio talk-show host Nicole Sandler. She was arrested at one of his recent town hall meetings for the crime of exercising her First Amendment right — and "becoming physically aggressive," according to the police report, a charge which she denies. It shocked and grieved me to [...]