Saturday, May 31, 2014

'Inequality for All' by Robert Reich

Just watched this Movie - a MUST SEE - I am a MAJOR fan of Robert Reich  ( and soooo agree with this Movie - I learned sooo much - I hope everyone watches this Movie - Please spread the word. (Now on Netflix, iTunes, and DVD.) BTW: Even though I know you are enjoying your much needed vacay - missing my Randi Rhodes Randi Rhodes -sweet dreams!! oxox

Friday, May 16, 2014

Randi Rhodes - She Loves Us More - Always! oxox

Well, after today I will be off the air…gone, disappeared... Gee, I wonder if CNN is going to search for me. I should make some ping sounds during my last show so that CNN can try and trace the path of the pings to figure out where I am. I want the search for me to go on long enough that Don Lemon attributes my disappearance to supernatural causes.

I'm sorry that I'm leaving before those militia nuts in Bunkerville, Nevada leave the Bundy ranch. Maybe I should stick around until they leave. Oh that's right - they're never going to leave. The craziest domestic terrorists in the United States are all sitting in the middle of nowhere, defending the cows of a complete moron. If the FBI had had a plan to bottle them all up, they could hardly have done any better.

I'm also leaving before Donald Sterling - and he's being pushed. The guy is in his 80's. Why does he even want to continue to run the L.A. Clippers? Hasn't he seen enough losses in his life already? By the time a person is in their 80's, they have all experienced many losses. But if you're in your 80's and you've owned the Los Angeles Clippers for 33 years, then you have endured more losses than any person on earth.

I'm also sorry to be leaving before the Republicans sort this whole Benghazi thing out. I'd like to stick around until they do, but I doubt that any of us is going to live that long. The Republicans won't stop with the Benghazi investigations. What exactly do they think they're going to find? Benghazi has been examined more thoroughly than the Zapruder film. Darrell Issa is never going to give up the hunt for the smoking gun in Benghazi. He's like Captain Ahab hunting for Moby Dick...except of course that Moby Dick existed.

So Donald Sterling is digging in to fight to stay for the long haul, the crazies in Bunkerville are already dug in, CNN is never going to let go of the airplane, and the Republicans will be investigating Benghazi forever - and still blaming the Clintons for whatever is going on then. I get the feeling I could come back in 20 years, and nothing will have changed.

In closing, just promise me that you'll remember to vote. Voting doesn't guarantee winning, but not voting guarantees losing. So vote - I'll know if you did or not by whether or not there's an impeachment trial going on in the Senate next year.

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Nov. 2011: Randi Interviews Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) - Paul Admits The Tea Party Is Corporately Owned!
July 2009: Randi Takes On A Racist Caller Over Medicaid
Sept. 2004: Randi Interviews Senator Hillary Clinton
Feb. 2006: Cheney's Got A Gun!
Jan 2006 on CNN: Randi Smacks Down Right-Wing Tool Ben Ferguson
2006 on C-SPAN: Randi Tells The Truth; Right-Wing Hack Janet Parshall Acts Like A Child
From 'Left Of The Dial': The Launch Of Air America
1993: Randi Intros Neil Rogers On WIOD!
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Randi's Last Advice? Vote! VOTE! VOTE!!!

Latino Group Leader Criticizies GOP Leader Who Wants Proof Voting Rights Fix is Needed
Is The GOP Retreating On Voting Rights? Don't Count On It
2014: The Voting Rights Spring?
After World's Largest Vote, India's Pro-Business Modi Storms To Historic Election Win
Here's How India's Record-Setting Voter Turnout Compares To The Rest Of The World
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Brown Vs. Board of Education: The 50th Anniversary
A Decision That Helped Shape A First Lady
Background: Brown v. Board Of Education
Decision: Brown v. Board Of Education
The Re-Segregation Of America's Schools
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Women In America: The Majority Minority

New York Times Keeps Changing Story About Jill Abramson's Salary
Ken Auletta: Jill Abramson, Arthur Sulzberger, And The New York Times: What Went Wrong?
Marketwatch: Five Times It's Now More Expensive To Be A Woman In America
Daily Meme: The Ugliness Of Being A Woman Boss
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Communications Breakdown

The FCC Voted On Net Neutrality Rules Thursday. Here's What You Need To Know.
New York Times' Own Internal March Report Painted Dire Picture Of The Grey Lady In The Digital Age
From Bad To Worse: Limbaugh's California Ratings Debacle Deepens
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Politics & Policy

Republican-Led House Panel Subpoenas Kerry Again Over Benghazi
Greg Sargent: So Republicans Want A #Benghazi Freak Show? Give Them A Freak Show.
Congress Moves To Turn Back Taxes Over To Debt Collectors
Senate Panel Approves Bill To Dismantle Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
David Frum: The Republican Advantage Among Older Voters Won't Last
Photo Credits: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images


Report: Donald Sterling Refuses To Pay Fine, Threatens To Sue NBA
More Signs Of An Improving Economy: Housing Starts Up Sharply; Permits Highest Since 2008
Insurance Company Sues Illinois Cities For Climate Change Damage
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Randi Rhodes: Same as it Ever Was

All these years, and some things are still the same as they've ever been.

Take the mixed-up right wing projection machine. Fox News and Karl Rove are trying to walk back Karl Rove's assertion that Hillary Clinton has brain damage - while promoting Karl Rove's assertion that Hillary Clinton has brain damage. Rove is not a good one to determine who has brain damage. As a regular on Fox News, most of the people he deals with have it already. It's just that in the case of Fox, the brain damage is self-inflicted. I know this much: If rightwing media is obsessed with Hillary's brain damage that doesn't exist, then they're worried about the effectiveness of their obsession with the Benghazi scandal… that doesn't exist.

Meanwhile, the GOP Civl War keeps going. The Tea Party is now trying to take down Eric Cantor. Cantor is Jewish, and he's being treated just like Israel is treated by the rightwing extremists: They'll only allow him to exist for as long as he serves their purposes. Cantor's Tea Party challenger is named David Brat. It's rare that a name is that appropriate, or Eric Cantor's name would be Eric Schmuck.

They still keep sticking their feet in their mouths too. Tucker Carlson did just this week! Carlson said "All of us should be happy about one thing, and it's that for the first time in human history you have a country whose poor people are fat." Great! They won't die of starvation - they'll all just die of heart disease. That takes longer, right?

They're still blind to reality too. Discussing white privilege this week, Bill O'Reilly said "I'm going to have to exempt myself" from having benefitted from white privilege. Do you know what just arbitrarily exempting yourself from white privilege is? An example of white privilege! If there is no white privilege, then how does Bill explain his success? Is there such a thing as blowhard privilege?

And yes - they still want a theocracy on the right, too. Ben Sasse - the Tea Party nutjob - won the Republican primary in deep red Nebraska, which makes him a virtual lock to win the Senate seat. Sasse declared after winning this week, "Government cannot force citizens to violate their religious beliefs under any circumstances." So after the 2014 elections, America will have a Senator that believes Christians are legally entitled to stone gay people to death. Or to be more accurate, America will have another Senator who believes that.

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Even while the right has remained wrong, Randi's still tried to educate her listeners, year after year. Listener Bob from Phoenix, back in Septmber of 2013, was insistant that Randi was wrong about the debt - and it was all President Obama's fault. Not only was Randi right, but as Steve Benen showed just this week, the Federal budget deficit is now on track for a six-year low. These are called facts, Bob. Good luck, listeners - folks lik

Randi`s Homework May 15th 2014



Fox's Tucker Carlson Brags That America's "Poor People Are Fat"
Fox's Bill O'Reilly Falsely Claims Harvard Requiring Class On White Privilege, Calls It "Inherently Racist"
Fox's 'The Five' Congratulates Karl Rove For His Smear Of Hillary Clinton: "He's An Evil Genius"
Tea Party Now Turning On Eric Cantor
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An Audio Lookback Of Randi

Randi From 1989, On Miami Rocker 103 She!
Pre-Air America, Randi Interviews Oliver North - And Hands Him His Ass!
Factual Reminder: Oliver North Was Convicted On Three Counts - With Mug Shot!
Randi's Infamous Air America Interview With Ralph Nader
2008: Randi Smacks Down Bay Buchanan On CNN
2008: Marc Maron And Randi - After Air America; What Really Happened There
September 2013: Randi Schools Caller Bob From Arizona On Deficit Reduction - Oy!
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Workers Stand Up

Fast Food Workers Striking In U.S. Today For Higher Wages
Fast-Food Workers Walking Off Jobs Worldwide Today
Michael Winship: Fast Food Corporations Are Pulling A Fast One On Workers
Fast Food Failure: How CEO-to-Worker Pay Disparity Undermines the Industry and the Overall Economy
Photo Credits: CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

Oliver Twist-ed: Child Labor in America

Child Workers As Young As 7 Getting Sick On U.S. Tobacco Farms, Report Says
Big Tobacco's Secret Workforce: Child Farm Workers
The Human Rights Watch Report: Tobacco's Hidden Children
America's Drug Problem Mapped - Which Drug Is Your State Addicted To?
Why Not A War On Child Poverty?
States Where The Most Children Go Hungry
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The Brain-Damaged Right

Washington Times Columnist Says Hillary Clinton Should Have Been Checked Into "Rubber Room" For Her "Psychosis"
Fox Helps Karl Rove Promote 'Brain Damage' Conspiracy Theory About Hillary Clinton's Health – And Pretend Otherwise
Fox Runs Defense For Rove's Brain Damage Smear With Old, Repackaged Lies
Karl Rove's Humiliating Demotion: The Ugly Devolution Of A GOP Troll
Photo Credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Communications Breakdown

NYT: The New York Times Replaces Abramson As Executive Editor
Ken Auletta, The New Yorker: Why Jill Abramson Was Really Fired
Shakeup At NY Times Leaves Questions
FiveThirtyEight Datalab: Jill Abramson Wouldn't Be the Only Female Editor to Face a Pay Gap
Amid Protests, FCC To Vote On New 'Net Neutrality' Proposal Today
GOP Lawmakers Urge FCC To Ditch Effort To Regulate Internet
Sen. Bernie Sanders Sends FCC 19K Comments Protesting Unequal Speeds On Internet
Yes, Your Internet Really Is Getting Slower - And Your Service Provider Likes It That Way
Big Cable Threatens To Create Internet Fast Lanes Even If The FCC Beefs Up Net Neutrality
John Nichols: It's Not Complicated. To Maintain A Truly Free And Open Internet, Maintain True Net Neutrality.
Minnesota Passes Nation's First Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law
Photo Credits: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Policy & Politics

Nebraska Tea Party Republican Senate Nominee Says Religious Beliefs Can Justify Breaking Any Law
Rep. Eric Cantor's Angry New Enemy: Why The Tea Party Wants Cantor Out
Zero Tea Party Candidates Are Ahead In Next Tuesday's Big Primaries. Zero.
Sen. Harry Reid Calling For Constitutional Amendment On Campaign Cash On Senate Floor Today
Norm Ornstein: Yes, The Filibuster Is Still A Huge Problem
Federal Judge Denies Idaho Governor's Bid To Stay Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Arkansas High Court Won't Stay Gay Marriage Ruling
An Update For Caller Bob: U.S. Federal Budget Deficit On Track For Six-Year Low
Photo Credits: Mark Wilson/Getty Images


Jobless Claims Improve To Seven-Year Low
Are Student Loans Really Killing The Housing Market? Yes.
Robert Reich: What We Must Do To Close The Inequality Gap
Strip Club Evacuated In La Suburb After 10K Gallons Gush In "Knee-High" Oil Spill
Bone Dry + Brutal Heat + Gusty Winds = Unseasonably Early Wildfires…And It's Only May!
Obama Joining Families Of 9/11 Victims Today To Dedicate 9/11 Museum In NYC
U.S. Using Drones To Help Find Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Photo Credits: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Randi`s Homework May 14th 2014

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Former L.A. Clippers G.M. Elgin Baylor On Donald Sterling's Punishment: Justice Has Been Served
Bill O'Reilly: The Media's Call To Expose Racism Is A 'Vigilante Situation'!
Magic Johnson in CNN exclusive: I'm Going To Pray For Donald Sterling
Rush's Latest Rant: Hillary Clinton And Michelle Obama 'Sympathize With Boko Haram'
Jon Stewart Starts #F*Ckyourush Hashtag Takedown Of Limbaugh For Attacking Michelle Obama Over Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Jon Stewart And Jason Jones Also Tackle Money, Speech, And Oligarchy In America
Stephen Colbert: Pope Francis's Crusade Against Capitalism
Al Gore On GOP Climate Deniers: It's Not Complicated - Blame The Koch Brothers For The GOP's Climate Change Denial.
Photo Credits:Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The Insane Right

Fox News' Psycho-Social #Benghazi World: The Right's Fear Of Facts And The "Reality-Based Community"
Dana Milbank: The Birth Of A New "Scandal" Blaming Hillary Clinton For The Nigerian Kidnappings
Ana Marie Cox: Karl Rove's Comments About Hillary Clinton's 'Brain Damage' Are An Outrage
Cliven Bundy Backs Down: Says God Didn't Ask Us To Sue The Feds After All
GOP Super-Donor On Politicians They Support: "Most Of These People...They're Unemployable"
Polling Confirms: Southern Whites' Loyalty To G.O.P. Nearing That Of Blacks To Democrats
Peggy McIntosh: White Privilege - Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack
Photo Credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Fragging Themselves: The GOP's War On the Poor

Poor Kentucky Has No Stomach For Obama, Even If He Backs Programs They Depend On
Boehner Admits Income Inequality Is A Problem, But As Usual, Offers No Solution
Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century
The Republicans' War On The Poor: Pushing To Decimate Food-Stamp Programs, Punishing The Most Vulnerable Just Out Of Sheer Spite
The GOP Doesn't Want to Admit How Much It Hates the Minimum Wage
One Wal-Mart Worker's Personal Nightmare: What It's Really Like Working At Walmart
Photo Credits: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Losing the GOP Civil War: Is the Tea Party Really Being Defeated?

Tea Party Bounces Back In Nebraska & West Virginia - But Can It Last?
The Tea Party's Supposed Big Fundraising Problem
The Tea Party Is Falling Fast in Its Battle With The GOP Establishment
Gun Nuts & Tea Party Extremist's "Operation American Spring" March On Washington, DC Promises To Drive President Obama From Office This Friday
Photo Credits: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Sterling: Sound and Fury vs. Real Racism

Hate Sells: Magazine Sales Rise As Coverage Of Ongoing Sterling Racism Story Fills Headlines
William Saletan: The Tragedy Of Donald Sterling - He's Too Horrified By Racism To Recognize It In Himself
Criticizing Racists Doesn't Stop Racism
Killed By Donald Sterling's Racism
Photo Credits:ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Serious Reason For Concern

Climate Change Deemed Growing Security Threat By Pentagon Military Researchers
Climate Change Warnings: The Big, Scary News About Melting Antarctic Ice Is Just The Beginning...
Polar Vortex Revealed Limits Of Trucking Industry Still Recovering From Financial Crisis
Putting Out The Fire: 3 Reasons Why President Obama's Proposed Reforms To The Wildfire Budget Are Critical For Climate Change & Our Budgets
Not Impossible: Germany Sets New Record, Generating 74 Percent Of Energy Needs From Renewable Energy
Photo Credits: Steven Kazlowski / Barcroft Media / Getty Images

Politics & Policy

President Obama Gives GOP A Soft Ultimatum: On Immigration, You Have Three Months
Paul Krugman: What The American People (Don't) Know About The Deficit Is Scary - But Not All That Surprising
The GOP's Incredible Disappearing Quest To Repeal Obamacare
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Longest-Serving African American In Congress, To Challenge Election Law That's Now Keeping Him Off Primary Ballot
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho's Same-Sex Marriage Ban As Unconstitutional
'Unfinished Receivers,' A Gun Part That Is Sold Separately, Lets Some People Get Around Laws
In Google Case, E.U. Court Says People Are Entitled To Control Their Own Online Histories
Photo Credits: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Like Minded Fools by Randi Rhodes

CNN has released more of their interview with Donald Sterling. If CNN is looking for something to replace the Malaysian plane story, Donald Sterling is even more lost than that airplane! In the interview, Sterling apologizes - and then continuously slams Magic Johnson. Amazing! For Donald Sterling, it’s like one step forward, two steps back...and then shoot yourself in the foot.

Sterling ridiculed Magic Johnson in an interview with Anderson Cooper, asking "what does he (Johnson) do for the black people?" Well, for starters Donald, he doesn’t call them "the black people." Donald, before you call somebody out, you might want to run a quick Wikipedia search on them. Magic Johnson has been honored numerous times for his philanthropic work in the black community and for people suffering from HIV/AIDS. Attacking him for not helping people is like attacking the Koch brothers for not hurting people. Every time you hear this Sterling jerk, remind yourself that Republican economic policies are all designed to let billionaires like this avoid taxes and get even richer.

Meanwhile, back in the tin foil hat brigade, Limbaugh is saying that the reason Hillary Clinton didn’t label Boko Haram a terrorist organization is that "they look like African Americans." Amazing - Rush has managed to say something about Boko Haram that’s almost as offensive as Boko Haram itself.

How offensive is Boko Haram? Even Al Qaeda has condemned Boko Haram for their kidnappings of schoolgirls. When even Al Qaeda says you've gone too far? That's saying something - and it isn't anything good. If Rush keeps up his trash talk, maybe Al Qaeda will condemn him. Everyone else worthwhile has already has.

Speaking of human garbage piles that should be condemned, Karl Rove opened his mouth again - and unsurprisingly, garbage came out. Rove said this week that Hillary Clinton may have brain damage. Hey Karl - if I want half-assed diagnoses of medical conditions from a Republican ideologue, I’ll stick with Bill Frist. And "brain damage" is not an accusation that Republicans should really be throwing around. I have a quick list of two-word rebuttals: "Louie Gohmert." "Sarah Palin." And don't forget "Rush Limbaugh."

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Since Stephen Colbert annouced he's taking over for Dave Letterman next year? His team has been on fire - and they certainly were on Monday night. If you missed it? Watch it now.

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Randi`s Homework May 13th 2014



Yep - Still Racist: In New Interview, Donald Sterling Attacks Magic Johnson
Limbaugh's Latest Ridiculous Rant: We Can't Call Boko Haram Terrorists Because They Look Like African Americans!
Rush: 'My (African American) Producer Snerdly Tells Me Boko Haram Is Black - So We Can't Criticize Them
Flashback, Dec. 2012: Allen West Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Faking Concussion To Avoid Benghazi Testimony
Flashback, April 2014: President Obama - 'Obamacare Is Working, It's Time To Move Past The Political Fight'
The GOP's Bitter Pill On Obamacare: It's Working, No Matter What You Call It
Fox's Eric Bolling: Michael Sam Was Only Drafted Because He Is Gay
Stephen Colbert: Monica Lewinsky's Conveniently-Timed Tell-All
Photo Credits: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Sterling: Yep - Still A Racist

In New Interview, Donald Sterling Slams Magic Johnson Again, Citing Johnson's HIV Status
Donald Sterling's Interview Disaster: Rich Old Racist Self-Destructs To Anderson Cooper
Donald Sterling's Defense Against Racism? More Racism.
Donald Sterling's Insane Attempt At Damage Control Fails Miserably
Photo Credits: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

The Brain Damaged Right Wing

At Speaking Event, Fox's Karl Rove Reportedly Claims Hillary Clinton Has Brain Damage
Karl Rove Says Hillary Has Brain Damage; Republicans Should Keep Hammering On Benghazi
Fox's Allen West: "Fishy" Focus On Boko Haram Is Meant To Distract Americans From Benghazi
Louisiana Republican Congressman Says Obama Is Killing Veterans, Suggests Obamacare Enrollees Will Be Next
Iowa Republican Senate Candidate Still Thinks Iraq Had WMDs
Ann Coulter's Hashtag Hijacking Of #BringBackOurGirls Backfires Big Time
Benghazi Is A Prisoner's Dilemma - And The Republicans Are The Prisoners
Photo Credits: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

A Real Reason For Concern

Studies Confirm Large Part Of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Starting Slow, Unstoppable Collapse
West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Warning
Tracing The Republican Evolution - Or Devolution - On Climate Change
Why Society Is Failing To Stop Global Warming, In One 90-Second Video
Photo Credits: DEA / M. SANTINI/De Agostini/Getty Images

Politics & Policy

Gallup: Voter Enthusiasm Down Sharply From 2010, For Both Democrats And Republicans
Chamber Of Commerce President To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Now - Or Be Prepared To Sit Out The 2016 Races
Budget Deficit On Track For Six-Year Low Under Obama
Voters Love Obamacare — As Long As You Give It Another Name
Senate Deadlocked On Energy Bill, Ending Chances Of A Vote On Keystone
Photo Credits: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Sam: The Homophobe Backlash

On Twitter, Conservatives Apoplectic At Michael Sam's Popularity
Conservatives Whining Sam Is Being Treated Better For Being Gay Than Tim Tebow Was For Being A Christian
Right-Wing Threats: D.C. Lobbyist Seeking to Ban Gays From League Says NFL Team That Drafts Openly Gay Player Michael Sam Will Face Boycott
Photo Credits: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Communications Breakdown

FCC Scraps Proposed Pay-For-Faster-Internet Rules After Weeks Of Backlash
How Big Cable Is Organizing Against Net Neutrality
AT&T Said in Talks to Buy DirecTV for About $50 Billion
Casey Kasem Is Missing; Judge Orders Investigation, Awards Daughter Kerri Conservatorship
Photo Credits: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images


Al Qaeda Denounces Boko Haram; Abduction Of Girls An Act Not Even Al Qaeda Can Condone
After All-Too-Convienient "Adjustment" In Sales Numbers, Walmart U.S. CEO Gets A $1.5 Million Bonus, While Workers Get Nothing
Uruguayan President Lectures U.S. During WH Visit: Learn A Second Language & Stop Smoking Cigarettes
Proposed California Bill Moving Rapidly Through State Legislature Would Ban Fundraising Bashes At Lobbyists' Homes
Frank Bruni: Read Kids Read!
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They will Never Change by Randi Rhodes

One last week, people! So buckle in, and prepare for..? More of the same right-wing BS. Because they never really change who they are.

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has a new excuse about why he made those racist comments on a phone call to his mistress. It all boils down to a variation on Marion Berry's "bitch set me up." Donald Sterling is aware that Marion Barry is black, right? In a classic moment, Sterling said of his mistress "I don't know why the girl had me say those things." Donald, that doesn't show that you're not a racist - it shows that you're a racist AND a horrible boyfriend. It's not a good idea to make excuses about your comments about minorities by blaming women.

Meanwhile, Senator Marco Rubio said in an interview that he thinks he's ready to be President of the United States - and that there is nothing we can do about climate change. OK, he didn't say he's ready to be a GOOD President of the United States. That's quite a range of sentiments, Marco. "Yes, I am qualified to lead this country. And no, there's no place to really lead it. I would appreciate your vote."

On Sunday, Fox's Brit Hume and George Will mocked the Twitter campaign to bring back the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. Sunday mornings used to be the time that the substantive issues were discussed - on Fox News, Sunday morning is the time that the substantive issues are dismissed. For experts at using media for evil, they don't seem to realize that the media can also be used for good.

In positive news, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team this weekend, after being picked by the St. Louis Rams. After Sam got picked, he gave his boyfriend a big kiss in front of the cameras. Of course, the draft was being followed by all of the sports networks. Oddly, none of them chose to do a slow motion replay of that historic kiss.

Twitter - specifically, bigots on Twitter - did not have a good first reaction to Michael Sam's NFL kiss. Does Twitter ever have a good first reaction to anything? Twitter literally captures the very first thoughts of people who have nothing better to do than tweet things. Twitter reactions are by definition knee-jerk reactions…with the emphasis on the "jerk."

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You may have missed this last Friday, even if you were watching "Real Time With Bill Maher" on HBO, since the video below only happened on "Overtime". Dinesh D'Souza - a perfect example of a selfish right-wing extremist nutjob (who may soon be going to prison) if ever there was one - tried to blast out the self-centered tea party/libertarian line on the minimum wage, how it isn't really a big deal. Sister Simone Campbell, stomped him flat, and hit D'Sousa from both the right AND the left on how the modern Republican Party is all wrong about business and the minimum wage

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Randi`s Homweork May 12th 2014


Defiant Donald Sterling Unapologetic In First Public Comment Since Scandal, Insists 'I'm NOT A Racist'
Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake'
Donald Sterling’s Pathetic Racism Excuse: I Was Just Trying To Get V. Stiviano Into Bed!
No Baiting Here: The Original V. Stiviano Tape Of Donald Sterling's Racist Rants
Sister Simone Campbell Takes Dinesh D'Souza To School And Smacks His Knuckles On The Minimum Wage
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Laughs At Being Called A Socialist
How Sick They Are: Bill Kristol responds with 'Benghazi' after ABC host mocks him for Lewinsky conspiracy theory
Sec. Of State John Kerry On Sending Small Team Of U.S. Advisors To Help Rescue 200+ Nigerian Girls From Boko Haram Terrorists: "We Must Do Everything Possible" To Help Rescue Them
George W. Bush's Nigerian Ambassador Defends Hillary Clinton Over Boko Haram Criticisms
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) - Who Is Quitting Congress To Start A Right-Wing Radio Show - Says Obama's Foreign Policy Is 'Hashtag Activism'
George Will, Brit Hume Mock #BringBackOurGirls Campaign That Actually Got The World To Pay Attnetion To The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Says He's Ready To Be President - But Thinks Climate Change Is Not Man Made
John Oliver Hosts A Truly Fair Climate Debate: Pits Bill Nye and 96 scientists against 3 climate change-deniers
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Michael Sam and the Fight for Equal Rights

Picking Michael Sam, Rams Welcome 1st Openly Gay Player To NFL
Obama Congratulates Michael Sam, White House Says
NFL draft: Reactions heat up after Michael Sam kisses boyfriend on TV
Miami Dolphins' player Don Jones fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam
Dave Zirin: Michael Sam Gets Drafted, and the NFL Has Issues
Related: Arkansas Issues First Marriage License to Same-Sex Couple
Photo Credits: Ida Mae Astute, Disney ABC TV/Getty

A History Of Terrible Mistakes

Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake'
A History Of Terrible Mistakes - Elgin Baylor's discrimination lawsuit among Donald Sterling's past racial issues
Dave Zirin: Donald Sterling, Slumlord Billionaire
Flashback, Nov. 2009: Justice Department Sues Donald Sterling For Racial Discrimination In Housing; Obtains Record $2.725 Million Settlement
Photo Credits:Screenshot/CNN

Manipulating Terror For Politics

Family Members Of Benghazi Victims To GOP Select Committee - Please Don't DoThis Again
Inside Putin's Latest Rigged Set-Up: Russia Rakes In The Vote In astern Ukraine's Fake Election
As U.S. Sends 'Advisory Team To Nigeria, Nigerian President Says International Assistance MArks Beginning Of End Of Boko Haram's Terror Spree
Extremism In Reality: Boko Haram Steps Up Its War on Kids - Both Girls And Boys
Photo Credits: Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty

Climate Change and the Right

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Says He's Ready To Be President - But Thinks Climate Change Is Not Man Made
As the world burns, the GOP fiddles around, and does the climate change dance
Paul Krugman: Crazy Climate Economics
Is Climate Change Real? The Pentagon Sure Thinks So
Photo Credits: Drew Angerer, Getty Images

War on the Poor

The Minimum Wage Loophole That's Screwing Over Waiters and Waitresses
Fake concern for the poor - Koch brothers’ expensive political epiphany
Cliven Bundy is the face of GOP's war on the poor
Photo Credits: George Frey, Getty Images

Politics and Policy

President Obama warns Democrats that midterm elections could imperil his agenda - and America; Says midterm elections are the key to U.S. making progress
The GOP's Anti-Government Hypocrisy Exposed: When Sen. Elizabeth Warren Schooled GOP Rep. Michael Grimm
Ken Vogel: Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity plans $125 million spending spree this year
Chris Cillizza: In midterm elections, Democrats have some hope of retaining control of Senate
Rising U.S. economy could help Democrats stave off election loss
Pressure to keep Net neutrality mounts both inside & outside FCC
Former NYC Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg defends Hillary Clinton on Benghazi
Hillary's Last Campaign - Who Needs This?
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