Listener Marc in Phoenix emailed today to tell me that Mercury is in retrograde. It actually started on 4/18 and will remain so until 5/11. Perhaps that explains the weird news that’s taken over the airwaves today.

I talked about some of these stories with Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress and Mic Check Radio, who joins me for the first segment of the show on most Wednesdays. Tonight, we talked about the craziness that is Nevada GOP Senatorial hopeful Sue Lowden and her claims that you can barter with your doctor or pay for medical treatment with a chicken.

We also talked about voice actor Lance Baxter, the GEICO announcer, who was fired over leaving an angry phone message for FreedomWorks and lots more…

After getting frustrated about the outright lies told by the GOP about, in this case, the financial reform bill, I called upon researcher/reporter Angie Drobnic Holan to shed some light on Mitch McConnell’s insane claim that it guarantees ongoing bank bailouts.

Victoria Jones checked in with a news update from the Talk Radio News Service.

And we finished the show with a visit from Crooks & LiarsJohn Amato, talking about the police state that Arizona has become, the awful mocking of’s Joan Walsh by the vapid Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe” yesterday:

…and more…