Years ago, I think right after I was married, in 2003, I was at work and had a little old radio at my desk when I worked for PNM in Albuquerque, NM. I was channel surfing, and for years the only talk radio show that was available (that I was aware of at the time, especially in western states) was Rush Limbaugh (some day I’ll tell you my Rush Limbaugh story, I was a painter in Salt Lake City at the time Limbaugh had a TV show briefly and C-Span was still fairly new).
Anyway, I was at work at PNM downtown Albuquerque and heard this radio show (KABQ carried Air America at the time, but I was unaware of Air America) and I was like, wow, a radio show that is not right wing crazy! Wow! Of course Randi Rhodes was in the lineup, as well as Rachel Maddow, Al Franken (before he was a Senator), Marc Maron (Morning Sedition was funny!) The Majority Report with Sam Seder and Janeane Garofalo. There was also Ed Schultz on KABQ but not associated with Air America and I think The Lionel Show was on but also not affiliated with Air America. Thom Hartmann was on but not sure he was affiliated with Air America, this is the way KABQ did it Air America plus others.
It was FANTASTIC because until that time, there was only one viewpoint ever presented. Now there was something else and to my mind that was a good thing.
So now Randi Rhodes is coming back after being off air for what, almost two years? I am glad she’s coming back! But here is a show she did that explains things very well if you have an hour to spare (or to kill as my dad would say) then this is WELL worth your time to learn what is going on, what has been going on, if you don’t already know.
This is the part where I just shut up and give you the video link: https://youtu.be/GhBFjsWTNp4
rer041113a/metro/04.11.13/Roberto E. Rosales Pictured is the PNM building on the right and the Alvarado Square complex on the left. Photographed from Silver Avenue downtown Thursday afternoon. Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
I can’t illustrate this any better than Jimmy Dore & Ben Mankiewicz etc from the Jimmy Dore Show : https://youtu.be/-Itm0yRpxGg
Man, Driftglass has this genius way of expressing himself. I can usually count on him to turn, what is already comedy, (the GOP), into “pure comedy gold” http://driftglass.blogspot.com/2016/02/at-gopdebate-piss-on-you-im-working-for.html He does it again (makes me laugh at something that I thought myself no longer able to laugh about).
Don’t take my word for it, take Republican from South Carolina Lindsey Graham‘s word for it! http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/lindsey-graham-gop-has-gone-batsht-crazy
This is off topic from the “political horse race” but in my YouTube meanderings I found this:
Just a quick note. We need to unite and put away our own civil war (Bernistas versus Hillistas)
Both candidates have said they would use Citizens United as a litmus test for their Supreme Court nominations.
If the next (hopefully Democratic Party) President gets to choose 1 to 3 maybe 4 in total, US Supreme Court Justices, if that;s ALL they do … it will be worth it!
I can’t stress enough how IMPORTANT this is! We need to vote and rally around WHOEVER the Nominee is!
Here’s link to the US Supreme Court Blog: http://www.scotusblog.com/
I’ve known “zap” aka zapradon or zapster since the crash of 2008 via IRC (internet relay chat) yeah, it’s old timey stuff for us old timers but we have lots of young whipper snappers there as well. Anyway, I really admire zap’s research and so, without further ado, here’s zap’s blog/website etc. http://www.realitybytes-blog.dreamhosters.com/
NOTE: I’ve been on IRC in some incarnation or other since 1995 (not that anyone cares) and although I am not a “techy” I’ve hung around them long enough to know stuff that the average user doesn’t know, just sayin’, I still have MUCH to learn forever though.