Monday, September 29th, 2016

Mama’s on vacation this week, but Frangela are filling in!

Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 9:30am EST / 6:30am PST

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 10:06am EST / 7:06am PST

Suzanne Westenhoffer, Comedian – IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11am EST/ 8am PST)

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Comedy duo Frangela takes over this week while Stephanie and her new leaf blower take a little vacation time!

Donald Trump is the subject of a new unauthorized biography in which his childhood bully antics are revealed in detail. Fast forward to today, and he’s still putting his foot in his mouth and making everyone mad with his comments on Dwayne Wade’s murdered cousin. Meanwhile, his campaign aides must make the rounds on the cable news shows to defend him from the stupid stuff he says, as is usual by now.

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence also makes the cable news rounds, giving non-answers to upfront questions about Trump’s new, “softer” stance on immigration and the subject of “anchor babies.” Pence insists questions on “anchor babies” will be an issue to visit at a later time, and also declares the endorsement from former KKK leader David Duke is unwanted. He did not, however, say if it was unsurprising.

Ryan Lochte still can’t escape constant media coverage of the stupid things he does and says. Even the anchors at Good Morning Philadelphia devolve into crying laughter when faced with interviewing the swimmer, who seems to have barely two braincells to rub together, bless his heart.

And Kanye West is allowed several minutes to say whatever he wants at the MTV Video Music Awards, which of course leads to statements of narcissism and general insanity.

Friday, August 26th, 2016

jms Comedian Jessica Michelle Singletonjoins us in Hr 1 (9am EST / 6am PST)

Champion swimmer Diana Nyad is in studio with us for Hr 2 (10am EST / 7am PST)

Frangela, Pop Culture Pundits & Legendary Comedy Duo – LIVE, IN STUDIO – Hr 3

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The Hillary Clinton campaign releases a scathing anti-Trump ad showing just how much white nationalists are in love with him, while Donald is still trying to claim Hillary is the bigot in this election.

Donald Trump gives a speech in New Hampshire where he hits on the same tired old points – the media covers up Clinton’s crimes, the system is rigged, and so on. Trump goes so far as to claim he’s the first person in the campaign to use the term rigged, and that he made it popular all on his own.

Hillary Clinton gives a speech in Reno, Nevada, calling out Trump for his cynicism and silent “dog whistles” to hate groups, which he has now made mainstream. She also refers to his “paranoid fever dream” about her health, to which she responds “keep dreaming.” Ouch.

Students at the University of Texas are protesting guns on campus using, well… sex toys. Chanting things like “c*cks not glocks,” the students point out the stupidity in laws that ban sex toys while promoting guns on campuses.

And a meteorologist who was a longtime climate change skeptic finally comes around and admits global warming is, in fact, probably a real thing.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress – via phone Hr 1 (9:06 EST / 6:06 PST)

Dean Obeidallah of The Dean Obeidallah Show weekdays on SiriusXM Insight (Ch. 121) joins us via phone at 9:30am EST / 6:30am PST

Michael Steele, politician and MSNBC political analyst joins us via phone in Hr. 1 (10am EST / 7am PST)

Zerlina Maxwell, Progressive Media Director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, joins us via phone at 10:30am EST / 7:30am PST
Suzanne Westenhoffer, Comedian – IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11am EST/ 8am PST)

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Eric Trump is on TV again talking about his daddy’s taxes. Eric is sure that because daddy’s tax return is sooooo long, the average idiot couldn’t even understand what they’re looking at and would make assumptions that just aren’t true. No word yet on whether anyone is buying his excuses.

Donald Trump also accuses the Clinton Foundation of accepting millions of dollars in exchange for “access” to the elite in Washington, only to be exposed himself as a donor. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway dutifully shows up on TV again to defend him against his own words.

The Koch Brothers strike again in their first anti-Hillary television ad, appealing to the blue-collar working man and painting Hillary as a coal miner’s worst nightmare.

A senator’s daughter has cleaned up nicely in the form of a $19 million salary at her pharmaceutical company last year… the same one that has hiked the price of the life-saving EpiPen by 600% in the last 7 years.

And Trump’s claim that he’ll fight for the LGBTQ community has Cher cracking up as she proclaims her people will never fall for any of his pandering.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Bob Cesca of Bob & Chez podcast & The Daily Banter (among others); Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

Carlos Alazraqui of Fox’s ‘Bordertown’ & ‘The Sexy Liberal Show’ IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

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After a week of manufactured stories about Hillary Clinton’s supposed health problems, Hillary stops by Jimmy Kimmel and jokes that he should take her pulse. She also discusses the very sad and very real fact that she must prepare for debates with Donald Trump, and hopes it will give undecided voters a chance to see what she’s about, such as not inciting racial tension or encouraging her supporters to beat people up for her.

Donald Trump’s campaign releases a letter from a doctor declaring him to be the healthiest person to ever run for president. Dr. Sanjay Gupta calls BS on the document, which has hyperbole so bold it would make North Korea propagandists blush.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is still making the rounds to defend Trump from his own stupid words. This time she’s saying he doesn’t really mean to be backtracking on his immigration plans, just that he has very strong views and needs to consult people who know more about it (and are smarter than him).

And a pregnant doctor stops by CNN to discuss how not to become a mosquito buffet during the Zika crisis.

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 9:30am EST / 6:30am PST

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 10:06am EST / 7:06am PST

Monique Marvez, Comedian & host of “The Monique Marvez Show” on KFI AM 640 IN STUDIO,in Hr 3 (11am EST / 9am PST)

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Donald Trump tells a Fredericksburg, Virginia crowd that it’s great to be in Fairfax, then launches into predictable rants about Muslim immigrants being untrustworthy and in need of “extreme vetting” so that they don’t bring Sharia law into the United States.

Rudy Giuliani continues to gush over Donald Trump, declaring he had a great week; so great that was much better than Hillary Clinton’s. Giuliani also points out that Hillary isn’t actually a very good feminist, and also that he knows no cops that support her, seemingly attempting to check off every box as he tries to discredit Hillary.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway stops by CNN to tell them other ways in which the GOP views Hillary as a failure – including but not limited to not standing up to North Korea, Iran, and the general idea that she’s not leadership material. Trump, she says, is a leader because he showed up for a photo-op so he could give play-doh to kids in the flood zones.

Matt Lauer interviews Ryan Lochte on the Olympic scandals and it is predictably not very good. Lochte claims his original story was an “over-exaggeration,” meanwhile Al Roker flips out on the Today Show, saying Lochte’s words are nothing short of lies.

And President Obama discusses “dripping stalactites” during his latest Weekly Address about our national parks and climate change.