Never a dull moment in 2017 America. Today is Day 4 in the Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings and the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump campaign-Russia collusion charges seems to be imploding. Today was supposed to be the big vote day for the ACA repeal & replacement bill, but they couldn't come up with enough votes and tabled the bill. Let's hope it's dead and buried. It's Thursday, so Howie Klein joined in, and told us about his long history with his congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who's been doing a great job in countering Devin [...]
The madness continues. It's Day Three of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. While he was answering questions, the eight current members of the court voted unanimously to overturn his 2008 decision that basically said that school districts have to provide the barest of bare minimums to special ed students. And he still won't answer a fucking question! Richard "RJ" Eskow joined me to discuss his five reasons why moderates should oppose Gorsuch and a lot more.... Listen to RJ's radio show, The Zero Hour, as it's really good! Near the top of the show, I read an editorial from the [...]
Here we go, my weekly radio spot with Nicole Sandler, in which we both try to stay sane: It's March Madness in DC... FBI chief James Comey testified that there is an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to the Russians, and there's no evidence to support Trump's claim that Obama wiretapped him. The Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings are underway. And GottaLaff joins in the discussion. The media, including the NY Times, is finally done with the euphemisms and is finally calling Trump the liar he is!
It's March Madness in DC... FBI chief James Comey testified that there is an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to the Russians, and there's no evidence to support Trump's claim that Obama wiretapped him. The Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearings are underway. And GottaLaff joins in the discussion. The media, including the NY Times, is finally done with the euphemisms and is finally calling Trump the liar he is!
Are you as sickened, outraged, frustrated, worried, and as determined to effect change as I've been since November? Feeling a little helpless, a lot exhausted, discouraged, at a total loss? Want to let your elected officials know exactly how you're feeling, offer them a suggestion or twelve whenever you get the urge? Wondering how to use your voice effectively? Ever wish you could make even the tiniest difference without so much as getting out of bed? Yeah, me too. There are so many ways one can be pro-active, even if you're physically or financially unable to participate in ways you [...]
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: DONALD TRUMP'S 2005 tax return was shown on the RACHEL MADDOW show and the White House says it's totally illegal [...]
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 STILL brazenly lying, destroying democracy, endangering US citizens, alienating other countries, French kissing Putin, and is up to his lacquered hairburger in scandals. That means there should be [...]