The BRAD BLOG http://bradblog.com Because it's not about Right or Left, it's about Right and Wrong! Mon, 25 May 2015 03:46:34 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Memorial Day Weekend Toons * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie. http://bradblog.com/?p=11195 Gov. Don Siegelman's Son on Father's Case; 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf': 'BradCast' 5/22/2015 We've reported for years about the ease with which foreign entities could hack a computerized US election with little possibility of being discovered. Well, guess what classic book was reportedly found on 'Bin Laden's Bookshelf'? We discuss on today's BradCast! Then, my guest is the imprisoned Gov. Don Siegelman (D-AL)'s son ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11194 'Bin Laden Bookshelf' Reportedly Contained Classic Book About Hacking Electronic Elections We've long warned about the dangers that electronic voting and tabulation systems pose to our democracy, not just from simple insider attacks and domestic hacking, but also from foreign governments and other, even shadier entities. In 2009, just by way of one of scores (if not hundreds) of examples, we covered ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11193 State Sen. Al Davis (R) on 'Veto Proof' Vote to Ban Nebraska's Death Penalty: 'BradCast' 5/21/2015 After a bunch of breaking news on The BradCast today -- out of Baltimore, on Gov. Don Siegelman (D-AL)'s rejected criminal appeal, on Jeb Bush's latest easily disprovable nonsense in hopes to rewriting Iraq and his brother's criminal culpability in it -- I was delighted to move on to ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11192 'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached in 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill; Fossil fuels subsidized to the tune of $5 trillion a year; PLUS: President Obama to Coast Guard cadets: climate change is a threat to global and national security ... ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11191 BREAKING: 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Siegelman Request for New Trial From AP late today: A federal appeals court has upheld the bribery conviction and prison sentence of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Siegelman was not entitled to a new trial. The judges also upheld Siegelman's 78-month sentence. The ruling is the latest legal ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11190 Untethered From Reality: 'BradCast' 5/20/2015 We've been talking about reality here a lot lately, and the difficulty a huge portion of our population has with it. On today's BradCast: Our nation's untethering from reality, as it affects accountability for Iraq War war crimes and torture, the 2016 race, climate change and much more. We can't ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11189 Rep. Hank Johnson on Obama's Executive Order to Demilitarize the Police: 'BradCast' 5/19/2015 Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-4) returned to The BradCast today to take a bit of a victory lap after President Obama's Executive Order this week restricting the flow of heavy armaments from the Dept. of Defense to state and local police via the Pentagon's 1033 program. Johnson spoke with us most recently ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11188 'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015   IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'The Paddle in Seattle' - 'kayaktivists' hit the water to stop Shell's Arctic drilling; Good news for breathers - study finds new rules for power plants will save lives...but Republicans already trying to stop them; PLUS: Indigenous tribe in British Columbia says 'NO' to natural gas ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11187 Scott Walker and GOP Turning First Amendment Rights Upside Down It's been an entire year since the First Amendment suffered a gigantic blow as a result of the 2012 Scott Walker recall campaign in Wisconsin, though it's one that very few Americans above and beyond astute BRAD BLOG readers, even know about. And now, there is another threat to Free ... http://bradblog.com/?p=11186