As unbelievable as it may seem, Donald Trump (D'ump as I like to save time and abbreviate it) was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States today. I watched the ugly spectacle so you didn't have to, and discussed my observations on today's show with the always astute and insightful Joel Silberman. I did promise to share a few things, like the Vox annotated version of the worst inaugural speech ever... And, I started the show with one of my favorite memories that was sadly thrust back into my consciousness when I heard the news that Miguel [...]
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Today is our last full day living in a semi-sane nation. Tomorrow at 12 noon, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and I'm sick to my stomach. I know most of my listeners will not be watching the spectacle tomorrow. I will so you don't have to. Wish me luck. Howie Klein joined me on today's show, as he does each Thursday, and told us that the number of Democratic members of Congress boycotting tomorrow's swearing in is up to 72! The Blue America PAC set up an Act Blue page for [...]
Nicole talks about the Obama presidency as a parallel to her relationship/marriage, as the outgoing president holds his final press conference before leaving office on Friday. In case you missed it to listen to today's show, here you go. The presser begins at around the 45 minutes mark Then Marcy Wheeler of Emptywheel joins in to talk Russians, hacking, the intelligence community, Chelsea Manning, Snowden, Assange and more..
I must admit that I was all over the place today... somewhat wired and obviously getting a little nervous as Donald Trump will be inaugurated as our 45th president in three days. Someone please wake me, this must be a nightmare. GottaLaff joined in, as she does on Tuesdays, and she was almost as discombobulated as I was... But there was some good news that came down just after the show ended: President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence! And one of his victims is suing Donald Trump, so there's that...
Yes, it’s time to steal a few more jokes from my father-in-law (F.I.L.). His blog posts range from political comedy to humorous commentary on pop culture. For those of you who might be new here, he used to write for Alan King, Milton Berle and Jonathan Winters, just to name a few. And all those Dean Martin Roasts, too: Don Rickles, Red Buttons, Phyllis Diller, Sammy Davis, Jr., etc. A tiny respite from all the frustrating events of the day: The big story this week is the new report claiming that Russia has enough embarrassing material on TRUMP to blackmail [...]
Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday. Previously I kept a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced for years via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard. Now the series is a regular feature at NicoleSandler.com. No matter who’s in the White House or runs Congress, the corporate media nearly always has more GOP guests appearing on Sunday talk shows than Democratic guests. Trump is now the *shudder* president-elect. There is a ton of breaking news this week about his disastrous Cabinet picks and scandals galore. That means there should be a bunch [...]