One of our best and silliest radio shows ever. Written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin, Will Dixon, Will Ryan and David Feldman. Today's show features Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin and Will Ryan. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Comic Felicia Michaels and Comedy Writer Steve Skrovan stop by as David reveals a repressed memory from his childhood that's better left repressed. Also Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Andrew Bacevich is the author of "Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country." Professor Bacevich is a retired colonel, a Vietnam combat veteran and a West Point graduate. He is a former director of Boston University's Center for International Relations (from 1998 to 2005) and author of several books, including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy (2002), The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War (2005) and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008). He has also appeared on television shows such as The Colbert Report and the Bill Moyers Report and has written op-eds which have appeared in papers such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and Financial Times. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bacevich has been "a persistent, vocal critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, calling the conflict a catastrophic failure." In March 2007, he described George W. Bush's endorsement of such "preventive wars" as "immoral, illicit, and imprudent."
Also Michael Snyder and Mark Thompson talk about Sunday's Emmys.
The shocking role gun control laws have historically played in controlling African Americans. Adam Winkler is Professor of Law at UCLA and an expert on constitutional law. His book is entitled, "Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America." Also Michael Snyder stops by to talk movies. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Jeff Ross, Andy Caploe, Jeremy S. Kramer, Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Lauren Pritchard, Hal Lublin, Rick Overton, and Chris Pina. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Westy Westenhofer and John Presto Reynolds.. Today's show is written by Frank Conniff, David Weiss, Andy Caploe, and David Feldman. Please suscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
What's the price of being black in America? Jody Armour is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at USC and author of "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America." His blog is called Niggatheory. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
This is the show where it all came together with Rick Overton, Mark Thompson, Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer and a preview of our talk with Law Professor Jodie Armour. Seriously, after nearly four years this is the day when our show reached a new level of perfection. Portions of today's program are written by Bill Dixon and Hal Lublin. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
From Chelsea Lately and the new E series The Soup Investigates comic Sara Tiana. We also give you a surprising update on the flooding in Colorado with Mark Thompson, what you won't hear anywhere else. Also cartoonist Milton Knight and Will Ryan. Please subscribe to this show as a podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Movies with our resident film critic Michael Snyder, and we also talk with Professor Jennifer Gordon who wrote a disturbingly lucid piece for the New York Times last week about modern day indentured servitude in America. Professor Gordon teaches labor law at Fordham. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
You'll feel lucky with today’s show featuring Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Kevin Rooney, Mark Thompson and Eddie Pepitone. Today’s show was written by Ben Zelevansky, David Weiss, Will Dixon, Hal Lublin, Will Ryan and David Feldman.
The Nation Magazine's Zoe Carpenter talks to us from Washington D.C. about President Obama threatening military force while at the same time resorting to diplomacy. Then Comedy Genius Frank Conniff talks to us from New York City about everything. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Comedian Jeff Richards has the rare distinction of being a cast member of both Saturday Night Live and MADtv. Many of you remember him as "Drunk Girl." Also Eddie Pepitone and Karen Simmons. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Comedian Andy Kindler, Eddie Pepitone and Cartoonist Milton Knight. One of our best programs all season. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes.
David Swanson author of "War Is A Lie" explains why President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are lying to the world about Syria. In his classic "War Is A Lie" David Swanson assures us that wars are never fought against evil, never launched in self defense, never fought on humanitarian grounds, that wars are always avoidable, the politicians who lead us into war do not have noble motives, wars do not provide us with security, are always illegal, and American journalists who cover war stand to gain from war and are from impartial. Please visit David at www.davidswanson.org. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. And pass the link to our show to all your friends.
The march to war and we remember 9/11 with Laraine Newman, Paul Dooley, Janie, Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Will Ryan, Mike McShane Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, and Chris Pina. Today’s show is written by David Weiss, Will Dixon, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mike McShane Karen Simmons, Dylan Brody, Steve Rosenfield, and David Feldman.
George Zimmerman’s wife filed for divorce alleging that George Zimmerman beat down her self-esteem. If only her self-esteem stood it’s ground.
Speaking of standing your ground, President Obama? How about finally saying NO to the Keystone XL Pipeline? After all, you are opposed to leaders gassing their own people.
I know what you’re thinking. Don’t drag global warming into the debate over Syria. But for the life of me I will never understand why the very same people who are quick to doubt the evidence on climate change are so quick to trust the evidence that Bashar al Assad gassed his own people.
I also find it hard to believe that the wealthiest most powerful nation in the history of civilization can only solve a problem like Bashar Al Assad by firing missiles at him.
So here’s an idea. Instead of bombs, America should drop Monsanto’s genetically modified soybeans on Damascus. At least we'd be feeding these people as we're killing them.
But no. We’re supposed to trust Secretary of State John Kerry who says, “Bombs away.” Considering John Kerry lost to George W. Bush in 2004 I hardly think John Kerry should be doling out advice on how to defeat a war criminal.
Most Americans are two paychecks away from living on the street. But let's bomb Syria to show who's boss. We can't afford universal health insurance for American children but let's bomb Syria to let the world know that Americans will not be pushed around, unless it’s by the five corporations who own America.
Every time my country launches a missile attack I am assured "this time it's different." This time they know who the bad guy is, and no innocent children will be killed. And every time these missiles are fired they never hit the bad guy. Never. But every time these missiles are fired they end up killing innocent children.
President Eisenhower was right. Our munitions industry has too much sway in Washington because there’s no money to be made off pacifism. That’s why there’s no Department of Peace. No Senate Subcommittee on Peace. Peace won’t make you rich. Well actually it does. As President Eisenhower pointed out, every dollar spent on bombs is a dollar not spent on the infrastructure that makes our economy hum.
The only ones whispering in President Obama's ear right now are in the pocket of Boeing, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. You know them. The people who sponsor Meet The Press. Which is why David Gregory won’t explain the precise difference between an Alawite and a Sunni but will spend an hour talking about whether President Obama looks weak by asking congress if he should go to war.
We, the American people need at the very least consistency. We don’t trust the clowns in Washington because they’re idiots. And that’s fine. But it also follows that we cannot trust these same people with our missiles.
Because our smart bombs are not smart. They only seem smart compared to the generals and politicians who always seem to be champing at the bit to launch them.
So given how cataclysmically imprecise American precision weapons have proven to be in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Pakistan: How many innocent Syrians should America murder in order to punish Bashar Al Assad for murdering innocent Syrians? I'd like a number.
But instead all we talk about are the Syrian children somebody in Syria allegedly gassed.
Picture after picture of dead children.
The corporate controlled American media, which stands to gain from war, won’t show us video of the dead children that America’s predator drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan are responsible for. That’s inappropriate.
The corporate controlled American news media that stands to gain from war will barrage us with video of dead Syrian kids right up until we finally go to war. And then when we start dropping bombs, suddenly showing dead Syrian kids, the ones America killed, is highly inappropriate.
No, once war starts, the corporate controlled media that stands to gain from war gives us wide shots of shock and awe. No close-ups. Just fireworks, which stirs patriotism in the American soul. Because blowing things up makes Americans feel great about their country, yet somehow providing universal health insurance for all our children does not.
I wish America could summon the same compassion for our own children as we do for the children on that video coming out of Syria.
So here’s the bottom line. I live in Los Angeles where the Los Angeles Police Department over the past few decades has morphed into a racist gang of thugs that kills unarmed Latinos and blacks indiscriminately. My fellow Americans, Forget Syria, we need to learn how to police ourselves.
Alas, football starts this weekend. And that takes precedence over everything else. Football is America’s pastime. Probably because, as we’re now discovering, it leaves most if not all of its players completely brain dead. Please susbscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
What you need to know about the meat you’re eating. In America the only way you can continue to eat beef, chicken and pork is by turning a blind eye to the conditions inside our slaughterhouses. As USDA inspectors become a rarity on factory farms Americans know less and less about working conditions inside these animal disassembly plants. If you knew how these animals were treated and how filthy the work conditions were, you would never touch a piece of meat again. That’s why more and more states are passing what are called Ag Gag laws which prevent animal activists from filming the inside of a slaughterhouse. It’s against the law in more and more states for a whistleblower to videotape working conditions inside a slaughterhouse. Why? Because even if you think animals were put on this earth to be eaten, even if you are convinced animals have no soul, no feeling, no fear, and should be killed even tortured, you would still be appalled by the filth you’re putting into your body.
On today’s show we talk with Leighton Woodhouse and Christopher Sprinkle from Dog Park Media. Leighton’s recent article in the Nation Magazine this week shows us how Big Ag is getting bigger and bigger, more powerful, more dangerous for our first amendment and our health. You need to hear this. Ignorance is no longer bliss, it’s killing us. What we do to animals we eventually do to each other. And the decisions you make regarding your diet, more than the Prius you drive or the solar panels on your roof, will determine the fate of our planet. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ve got some heavy lifting to do this morning. Please share this show with your friends, and make sure to subscribe to this
We talk movies with Motion Picture Academy's Will Ryan, he votes for Oscars, Film Critic Michael Snyder and Jimmy Depetro whose father built him an exact replica of Kim Jong Il's screening room. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Here's what the corporate controlled American news media won't tell you about the march to war. Mike McShane, Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Will Ryan and Hal Lublin. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
The Military Industrial Complex is now building stuff to be aimed at Americans. We talk with The Nation Institute's Todd Miller who has researched and written about U.S.-Mexican border issues for more than 10 years. Todd has worked on both sides of the border for BorderLinks in Tucson, Arizona, and Witness for Peace in Oaxaca, Mexico. He now writes on border and immigration issues for NACLA Report on the Americas and its blog “Border Wars,” among other places. He's completed his first book, Border Patrol Nation, for the Open Media Series of City Lights Books. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoyed this show please like it on Facebook. Thank you for listening.