Wed, 30 September 2015
Kagro in the Morning presents their All-Star lineup today: David Waldman, Greg Dworkin, Armando, and Joan McCarter!
Greg takes a medical, and political perspective to yesterday’s House Planned Parenthood Hearing: A bad day for women, and Republicans. The Gop Chair trots out a terrible and dishonest chart, and is shut down.
Joan joins in on the discussion on the House Planned Parenthood hearing’s war on women.
There may not be enough angry white guys to sustain the Republican party, but plenty are jockeying for leadership positions in the House. Also there's room for the liar, the nutter, the fool, and the demagogue to fill that “strong bench” for the GOP.
Benghazi is now the longest congressional investigation in history. Kevin McCarthy takes a bow.
Will Kim Davis now convert to Catholicism? What will she do next week?
Tue, 29 September 2015
David Waldman will be on TV - and .tv - when he is interviewed on The Lip.tv! The topic will be #gunfail, a concept created by David, which he built upon over the years. David will discuss how #gunfail has become influential, and its potential as a journalistic tool.
Greg Dworkin could not visit today, but he passed along these interesting topics:
Shell leaves Arctic, giant oil rigs out there now only good for Bond villains.
Would Donald Trump play us for suckers?
Is John Boehner bad at his job, or what?
Actually, yes, he was pretty bad at his job.
Media reports on style over substance, and therefore, Carly Fiorina.
Mon, 28 September 2015
Got the Post-Pope jitters? Don’t worry - you can stay Pope-current with today's Pope-Relevant episode of Hopping Mad with Will McLeod and Arliss Bunny! On Daily Kos Radio, Mondays, right before this show, with this guy.
Donald Trump promises to round up immigrants humanely.
Greg Dworkin fulfills his vow to round up the latest polling and analysis:
Polls show Gop on the wrong side of several issues including gun control and funding Planned Parenthood, and just like Obamacare and the Iran Deal, support increases the more people become informed on the issues. Now that they ruined the job, and caught the car, Republicans have a hard time finding a new Speaker of the House.
Conservatives are happy to be on the wrong side of the Constitution as well. Ben Carson sees at least one religion as a probable cause for searches, which is just one available criteria for suspicion. And, a KY Republican claims a First Amendment right to accept bribes.
VW programmed a computer to lie to you, and you did not find out for years. What other machines are lying to you right now?
Good guy with a gun bullseyes the carjacking victim, may not get that NRA salute.
Fri, 25 September 2015
Anti-Muslim activist quits Oath Keepers when they refuse to help him arrest US Senator, and reveals it only costs $40 to join Oath Keepers!
A Mayor in Maine wants to publicly shame welfare recipients. A county in Texas screened job applicants to hire only Baptists. Think it can't happen where you are? David looks into what it takes to get into the local political clubs.
Thu, 24 September 2015
Then Armando makes his surprise visit! David and he have a broad discussion about - just about everything. But mostly about the continuing problems some black activists are having reaching understanding with some Bernie Sanders supporters. Should the focus of all sides be in allying to build a coalition, win elections and change things? Or do substantial changes need to happen first?
All that and much more! Hit the link and listen!
Tue, 22 September 2015
There was just too much left to say about the bizarre drug price-raising CEO story to let it drop at the end of yesterday's show, so we plow forward with that one, which really becomes completely nuts. At first glance, Martin Shkreli comes off as the typical multimillionaire boy-genius. But, a look at his history shows a streak of diabolical fiendishness. After all that,will he change?
Sticking with a theme of business follies—and hey, why not run the government like this, right?—we start to examine the business record of Carly Fiorina, both at HP and in her previous job at Lucent, which also pretty much collapsed. Hmm!
Finally, in our Entrepreneurial Spirit corner: who says you have to "own" or "have rights in" the property you put on AirBnB? Don't be a dinosaur, man!
Tue, 22 September 2015
David Waldman explores the gray areas between truth and complexity, meaning and interpretation, English and Aramaic, lumpers and splitters, philanthropists and psychopaths, The Boy Scouts and getting to High Holiday services:
Fiorina climbs polls, but was still a terrible CEO.
Jack Shafer says Trump isn't a media creation, then explains how he is.
This leads David into continuing a discussion on how interpreting scripture, whether from the Torah, Bible, or Quran depends on the perspective, and honesty, of the interpreter, including a contrasting of the tenets of Taquiyya and Kol Nidre.
Mon, 21 September 2015
If you like Kagro in the Morning and listen to David Waldman on a regular basis you’ll be interested in knowing that there is a way for you to help pay for the continued production of this show, which costs real money. You can donate at Recurrency.com or Netrootsradio.com, so you should.
World-wide Skype outage temporarily silences Greg Dworkin - but he does send in a lot of new polls:
Fri, 18 September 2015
This Episode is about money, where it goes, and why people make the decisions they do about whom they share it with. A couple good places to share: Netrootsradio.com, Daily Kos Radio, and David Waldman - the team that brings you discussion of topics that you do not hear anywhere else. Like these:
John Dean, who used to work on one side, but now doesn't, asks: Will the second debate confirm that “Mad as Hell” Republicans don’t want a competent presidential candidate?
The elite are different from you and me. David looks into a study that concludes that Rich elites—even rich liberal elites—don’t believe in redistributing wealth.
Unsurprisingly, many Wall Street executives say wrongdoing is necessary for success.
And - the dealers who control the U.S. Treasury market rigged bond auctions for years.
Which leads David back to the the LIBOR bid rigging cartel, and history’s largest financial crime that the WSJ and NYT would like you to forget.
Does this talk of rampant greed on a monstrous scale and its financial machinations make you hopping mad? Then you should tune in to "Hopping Mad with Arliss Bunny & Will McLeod", debuting next Monday, September 21 at 8AM on netrootsradio.com!
Thu, 17 September 2015
Greg Dworkin notices that Jack Tapper injected vaccines into the debate with some unexpected side effects.
Fiorina wins! Trump does not win! Maybe because other debaters are not eighth-grade girls. Debates keep Jeb!on his toes. Jeb! is his own man, but remembers those that helped get him here. You do know they are related, don’t you?
David finishes out the show with a look at charter schools. What does it take to make a school - other than a pile of money and the free market?