Sunday Talking Heads: June 1, 2014

By: Sunday June 1, 2014 2:00 am

A great deal of time this morning will be devoted to the VA scandal, particularly in light of Gen. Eric Shinseki’s resignation as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Also a big topic is President Obama’s speech at the West Point commencement this week. National Security Advisor Susan Rice appears on a couple shows so there will probably be a BENGHAZI question or two as well.

Book Salon today is Hemp Bound with our friend Doug Fine, hosted by our good friend ET. I like the idea. And Movie Night Monday is a roadtrip in Volkswagen Buses, Circle the Wagens. Please join us.

And please help us keep the lights on.


Sunday Talking Heads: May 25, 2014

By: Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning! Memorial Day weekend already, summer is here.

This week the attention is on the VA scandal and Ukraine, and an emphasis on Memorial Day. And not unexpectedly there’s some Horse Race 2016 going on. Bill Moyers interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates about his The Case for Reparations, Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Have you read it? If not, do.

Sunday Talking Heads: May 18, 2014

By: Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00 am

Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents, Movie Night Monday Good morning, the weather person tells me it’s going to be a lovely spring day here, I hope you are so lucky as well. Edward Teller aka Phil Munger is hosting Book Salon this afternoon, Ali Abunimah’s The Battle for Justice in Palestine, don’t miss it. [...]

Sunday Talking Heads: May 11, 2014

By: Sunday May 11, 2014 2:00 am

Happy Mother’s Day! I trust you’ll clean up the kitchen after you serve her breakfast in bed.

NBC goes strong in support for David Gregory, oh wait they preempted the show for soccer. I think Bob Schieffer wants to bomb Putin. He does have Elizabeth Warren on, let’s hope he doesn’t stephanopoulos her making it all about Hillary Clinton. Fox News Sunday goes BENGHAZI, no surprise there; but there will be a discussion on the Nigerian girls Boko Haram kidnapped from their physics exam to serve as sex slaves for their soldiers. CNN’s Candy Crowley’s set up a roundtable on what Monica Lewinsky means for Hillary 2016 and I ask does it have to mean anything, could that horse be beaten any deader than it already is?

Sunday Talking Heads: May 4, 2014

By: Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00 am

This week BENGHAZI does come up, as well as the violence in Ukraine, and the Donald Sterling/NBA racism scandal. There will be more black guests than usual today because of the hoops hoopla, but perhaps the bookers will note they are more than their skin color and invite them on future shows to talk about everyday politics.

Meet the Press actually mentions the death penalty catastrophe in Oklahoma, something David Gregory says he’ll bring it up with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas (death penalty capital of the free world), although it’s more of a Horse Race 2016 booking.

Sunday Talking Heads: April 27, 2014

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 2:00 am

This afternoon, dakine01 hosts a beer and baseball Book Salon: Edward Achorn’s Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game. I’m not sure what brews he’ll have on tap for us. Movie Night Monday features Love Me, mail order brides from Ukraine – the current geopolitical face-off can’t be good for business.

Sunday Talking Heads: April 20, 2014

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning. I hope the Easter Bunny didn’t skip your house this morning, chocolate does not prefer one belief system over another, be it as bunnies or lambs.

Sunday Talking Heads: April 13, 2014

By: Sunday April 13, 2014 2:00 am

Good morning, hope you’re waking up to a sunny day, or at least some sunshine in a juice glass.

Media matters reports again on the guest stats of the Sunday shows, oh Cokie *sigh*

Looking forward to the FDL Book Salon today, have you changed all the passwords yet? Mashable’s Heartbleed Hit List can help.

Sunday Talking Heads: April 6, 2014

By: Sunday April 6, 2014 2:00 am

Big topic this week is the Fort Hood shooting. If you get so mad because you can’t get your way that you get your gun and run around shooting people dead all over the place, you might have a mental health issue, just sayin’. Might not be legal insanity, but. Fox News Sunday isn’t ready to dismiss terrorism out of hand on this yet: “Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said in a press briefing there was no early indication that terrorism played a role in the shooting. But investigators say they’re keeping open minds and an open investigation when considering motive.” The Foxers were soo hoping.

Bob Schieffer interviews Tom Friedman on the big IPCC climate change report because who knows more about waiting another six months? But at least the discussion isn’t going to include the “balance” of a climate change denier (damnatio memoriae). And more importantly, at least CBS is broaching the topic!

Also BENGHAZI rears its ugly head again, too. Where else but Fox?.

Sunday Talking Heads: March 30, 2014

By: Sunday March 30, 2014 2:00 am

Who would you book on your fantasy Sunday morning talking head show?

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