Thursday, December 21, 2006

Welcome to the Sam Seder Show Back up site

If You are reading this something has gone horribly wrong with our other site. Enjoy!

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Nancy said...

Very Good Sammy!

Anonymous said...

First

Jenise said...

hmmmm.

Nancy said...

AFN Selects Colmes to Replace Franken
Bad news continues afflict the lib talk format. First we hear, this week, that two more lib talk stations will likely be flipping formats --KCTC in Sacramento (on Monday) and KPFT in Fresno (in about two months). Now we learn that the Armed Forces Network will be replacing Al Franken’s spot of their line-up with "Fox’s liberal punching bag", Alan Colmes. Yes, the AFN overlooked the top ten syndicated liberal hosts on the radio, and selected someone who is generally despised by lib talk listeners.

Jason said...

backup blog? Just goes to show you where that "science" stuff gets you...

Sunshine said...

eya ol snort!

we took up a collection for new rubber bands for the server!

so far we have 85 cents!

cool eh?

Nancy said...

i think sammy should negotiate to have the sam seder blog on the MarkosM mighty servers -

toniD said...

Morning all!!

Sunshine said...

eya lil j, gang!

that word verification

gizmo makes me speed shift my

trifocals to figger out the password.

toniD said...

Just so you know, Sam, You can turn off the word verification if you go to comments!

punditfight said...

Welcome to blogspot. SamSederites

Nancy said...

sammy said he cant log in so he cant change it!

Jason said...

where's sammy cam!!!?????!!!

Sunshine said...

ol virgil leaning heavy on that "preacher twang"

60th Street said...

Bam! thanks Seder...I look forward to crashing this server too!

By the way...I think that th "Half Hour News Hour" isn;t even a show yet. I think they just leaked the pilot out because they are afraid of the huge flop its going to be, so their logic must have been to gauge public reaction, first. there seems to be no reference to this show on the FOX site. It must be buried in there somewhere.

Sunshine said...

"toniD said...

Just so you know, Sam, You can turn off the word verification if you go to comments!"

ya, but when ya do you have to OK each comment before it shows on the page. i have 2 cued up at yer site T.

Nancy said...

link is there
http://www.majorityreportradio.com/

60th Street said...

The "show" emailed this to me the other day...glad I kept it!

works for me

http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

Jason said...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/2/16/9114/41313

Sam,

Here's more of "The Half-Hour News Hour", featuring Rush and Coulter as Prez and VP. I think I just threw up a little...

Sunshine said...

sammy cam uses up so much resource using real player i usually pass.

Al's last thread still up.

Roxie said...

morning unbroken blog

Jenise said...

hey. tonid, sunshine, everyone.

http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares

This film explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today. From the introduction to Part 1:

"Both [the Islamists and Neoconservatives] were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world. And both had a very similar explanation for what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today’s nightmare vision of a secret, organized evil that threatens the world. A fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful. " The Power of Nightmares, Baby It's Cold Outside.

toniD said...

Sunshine said...
"toniD said...

Just so you know, Sam, You can turn off the word verification if you go to comments!"

ya, but when ya do you have to OK each comment before it shows on the page. i have 2 cued up at yer site T.

Yeah, Jim, problem was I had turned moderator on. I have now turned that off too.

Avedon said...

Well, at least I know I can post here, unlike on the main blog, which I haven't been able to get to work for me in months.

Nancy, is there a blog that keeps track of the the radio streams that are kicking AAR? I'd like to be able to link to it from my blog.

(And how come Sam doesn't know how easy it is to get his password back from Blogspot?)

Man, my house is freezing.

toniD said...

Morning Jenise!

I'll be sure to check that link later. Thanks for posting, it sounds very interesting.

Jason said...

Sammy! Looking might "casual" today! :)

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings.

60th Street said...

Seder! Eschaton gets a shitload of posts like here and traffic too..how does he do it? Isn't it a blogger account too?

What was this last bumper music to start this new segment? I don't have that one!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't make sense to develop alternative fuels asap? We wouldn't have to deal with the Arabs at all.

Jason said...

...and in no way do I want to embolden those radicals who would deny my right to pay billions of dollars, on wooden palettes, delivered by C47s to Halliburton or any other person I who will not give me payback...

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, with the scrub in the Whitehouse, this will never happen.

Nancy said...

Yep there are a couple of them
liberal talk
http://ltradio.blogspot.com/
talking radio
http://talkingradio.blogspot.com/

Nancy
Dallas Air America Radio Groups
http://www.dallasairamerica.org

doggielover said...

SAM!!!!

There is no LINK to the Sammy Cam!!!! What's going on?

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Nancy said...

We also have 1300 north texas fans of AAR fans that subscribe to our weekly newsletter and seder bloggers are welcome
nancy

Dallas Air America Radio Groups
http://www.dallasairamerica.org

jeb said...

Greetings,
I missed the open letter. What was it about and who was it directed?

Ghostgrrrl said...

Morning all, Glad to see there is a back up blog.

GaEd said...

If they think it's a waste of time to not Impeach bush since he's out in two years, couldn't one then say we're not going to prosecute a 78 year old murderer because he may die in a couple years? This isn't about what's easy or what's a "waste of time"! It's about doing what's right and just by the american people, our soldiers, our constitution, and the memory of our founding fathers!

Melina said...

Hey- finally a Sammy Blog that will let me post!
sam, why not get the infrastructure of Franken's blog from Eric? That blog is pretty peppy from what Ive seen...though it needs a remote setting for those of us on Treos etc...
Franken's blog seems to be staying up for a couple of weeks, but we have to blog at the end of the last thread for Maron...still, there were alot of people posting and lurkers lurking there yesterday.
Maybe Maron should get one of these...theyre harder to crash...sometimes!

Good morning everyone!
Isnt today bankruptcy findout day...new owner and all...?

SEDER said...

avedon
I cant get into the blogger acct because I don't remember my user name or email I used to set this up!!!!!!

I know. I know

Jenise said...

Wouldn't make sense to develop alternative fuels asap? We wouldn't have to deal with the Arabs at all.

February 16, 2007 6:56 AM

you might want to watch this:
The Power of Nightmares

http://www.archive.org/details/ThePowerOfNightmares


tonid, it's really good. check it out later when you have some time.

Tony T said...

Hi Sam,
Crooksandliars.com and Americablog.com are all over the fake Lincoln quote.

Thanks for the Sammy cam it's fun seeing behind the scenes.

Tony for North Aurora,IL

Jason said...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/2/16/9114/41313

Sam,

Here's more Fox News "comedy" with Limbaugh and Coultergeist in a sketch as President and VP. I hope you have a strong stomach.

Nancy said...

http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

link for sammy cam !!!

Melina said...

Jeb- letter is on the front page of Sammy's page

Andy said...

Hey Sam, thanks for what you're doing. I'm a Brit married to an American, living in France. We have to do something to get the reputation of the US back on track worldwide - my wife has to keep apologizing to everybody she meets!

Anonymous said...

Write your Congress person today to remind them that 65% of the American people are expecting them to cast a yes vote on the following resolution.

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That --

(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and

(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.

SEDER said...

sammy cam link and open letter on the real blog in the blue section - upper left

David said...

Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews; or, perhaps, there is only one God no matter how many names there are. Islam rejects the Trinity, so they do not think PMBUH was divine, like some Christians seem to profess.

Nancy said...

sams open letter
February 14, 2007
An open letter to Big Ed
Someone sent me a link to your extended on air comments regarding Air America Radio today and the possibility occurred to me that perhaps your remarks were ultimately not about my asking for listener support for Thom Hartmann on AARXM 167. I’m concerned I have become a surrogate for some previously unexpressed ill will and general disagreement you've been harboring against Al, Randi, Mike Malloy, the very idea of Air America Radio, and some other segments of the progressive movement and media.

It has been suggested to me that it is not a coincidence that your comments yesterday come shortly after your move to 12-3 pm est and the day before Al leaves radio where he has been doing his show in that time slot for nearly three years. This explanation is a bit cynical for me, though I must admit I am at a bit of a loss as to your reaction yesterday.

I never imagined that advocating that Air America affiliates, including AARXM, carry Air America programming would hurt your feelings, nor was it my intention to offend you. I have always felt competition between Jones Media progressive programming and AAR was healthy and would promote more and more progressive talk. Surely, any plans that XM may or may not have to carry you on the AARXM channel did not come about without lobbying by your representatives. I do not fault you, your Executive Producers or Jones for this, of course, it is the nature of our business or any business. I am confident, that if you truly feel uncomfortable associating your brand and name with Air America Radio on XM your representatives could request that you not be carried on the AARXM channel.

While I know that we have some disagreements politically, (your intense support of pro escalation Joe Lieberman, my intense support of the netroots, etc.) ultimately, we share a lot more political values, not to mention a love of fly fishing and beer, than not. It pains me to see you do this disservice to yourself and progressive media in general.

I will continue to support my friend and co-worker Thom Hartmann, not because anyone has paid me to or even asked me to, but because it goes to the heart of who I am. But please know, I hope this is not taken as an offense by you. I continue to believe and hope you will have more success in the future,

all the best


Sam Seder

UPDATE This site has been slammed with huge traffic today- and we have been inoperable most of the day. As you can see, comments have yet to be restored and we have lost the section to the right. We are working on it.

Second Update I've been asked to highlight a link in the above post. This one. It is a post by ex-cia agent, Larry Johnson of No Quarter. In it he retells how he became persona non grata at the Ed Schultz Show because Ed resented Larry's praise of Keith Olbermann.

Cory said...

Sam, first I have to say that you and Randi are my favorite hosts on Air America, second, why do you feel that the general public dont realize the power they have. in that if we all decided that we wouldnt accept the dollar anymore as having a value we could not only overthrow the George bushes in our government but also we could overthrow all the corporate hacks who back him. all of their money would become meaningless ( and yes we would have to come up with another form of currency ) but only in a perfect world eh?

Jason said...

Hey sam, maybe an IRC chat would be easier...more real-time than blogs. browser reloading is a pain

Ghostgrrrl said...

Hey Melina, How have you been?

Kristapea

Nancy said...

Report: Sale of Bankrupt Air America Radio Hits Potential Roadblock

Submitted by Mark Hefflinger on February 15, 2007 - 1:09pm.

New York - Air America Radio, the New York-based liberal talk radio network that in October filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has seen its proposed $4.25 million sale to SLG Radio hit a roadblock, according to TheDeal.com.

The website reported that the Air America's unsecured creditors committee is objecting to the deal, claiming that the sale process is being conducted exclusively for the benefit of the company's debtor-in-possession lender, Democracy Allies.

The committee claims that Democracy Allies has backed out of a deal to use $500,000 from the sale's proceeds to pay unsecured creditors, while at the same time it would be paid back in full, with several of its insiders receiving minority stakes in the acquiring company.

The committee's arguments will be aired at a hearing on Friday.

Air America, which currently produces 19 hours of original programming a day and is heard on 81 affiliates, signed a letter of intent for the sale in late January.

dave from the real world of virginia said...

help! I live in Virgil Goode's district and we have a real American hero, Al Weed, who can beat him if he runs against Goode for the 3rd straight time. Weed got 33% in 04, 40% in 06 (also w/ 1% for an indy green). He's ivy league, green beret (Vietnam and Bosnia), father of two (his daughter is a middle school teacher and his son is an army surgeon in Iraq), farmer (started the wine industry in Virginia), super intelligent and an awesome progressive. I have been to his vineyard (where I got married) recently and his worker said he's not likely to run. If we can get some $ going his way from Dems or netroots, then we have a real winner. I'm dedicated to ousting Virgil Goode. He's not representative of Thomas Jefferson's, UVA's, and Charlottesville's district. Any ideas? Spread the word.

Jason said...

Just wanted to throw out there that there are two differnt jasons posting here, of which I obviously am one.

Sam, your thoughts on Olbermann's re-up and cool new NBC gigs?

edna ellen poe said...

Since the Democrats took back the house and senate, Clear Channel has sought revenge against Air America.

Boston is a totally blue state, yet they removed Air America. Ohio went blue-and of course-Air America was removed.

Anonymous said...

this is awful ! Is this some kind of republican trick ?

FIX BLOG

FIX BLOG FIX BLOG !!!!!!!!!!!


--- red

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I'm so loving the way Sam is doing his "Virgil Goode". What a welcome comic relief to that scary psycho Repug.

Anonymous said...

Everytime Joel opens his mouth he steps all over Sam's timing and messes up his rythm. Maybe he never heard the show prior to his hiring?

Anonymous said...

SAM - for the love of god, please spend some money and buy a nice new blog.

I'll give you five bucks.

So even if Libby gets a pardon, he'll still do a year and a half of hard time before he gets it, right?

DaleFromChelsea said...

NY Democrat Louise Slaughter is kicking ass right now on the floor of the House. Sam, Joel, Matt, someone get this audio!

edna ellen poe said...

Okay, so I meant Massachusetts is a blue state.

Sunshine said...

eya new posters!

lotta new nics here,

though i think some of you are

old friends with blogspot nics. welcome!

Jason said...

Where's Dewey in NJ with his outrage at how Halliburton has "got their hands in his pocket"????

Ghostgrrrl said...

Hey Sunshine! ;)

Liberal-at-large said...

Alternate blog? *shakes head*

*in best Leslie Nielsen "Airplane" voice*

"I picked a fine week to quit sniffing glue!"

[...or try to catch up on the blog, for that matter.]

*

Hey, gang!

I've been...errr...busy.

*

You must be, too, Sammer; busy, that is...extremely so.

Remember this?: "Enlighten us, please."

Anonymous said...

DEWEY, compares Clintons spending money in Haiti to half a trillion in Iraq?

Jesus !!!

what year will they stop blaming clinton? 2050?

--- red

Jason said...

Can everyone see why Hillary can't be the dem candidate???? We will just get a year of Clinton-bashing...no issues.

edna ellen poe said...

Oh Dewey!

toniD said...

Hey L@L, good to see you!! :)

punditfight said...

Everytime Joel opens his mouth he steps all over Sam's timing and messes up his rythm. Maybe he never heard the show prior to his hiring?

I would disagree sir. Joel is a riot. SamSederShow is a 1-2 act now. obviously Joel doesn't chime in all the time... which means his succes rae is high

Nancy said...

and lots of us under the old blog can only post as annoymous

punditfight said...

Sam, remember your blog is down for a reasonthis time. not just the usual technical stuff. but because of your dustup with fellow APF pundit Ed

Jason said...

Q: How many billions does it take to build a decent levy in New Orleans?


A: Zero. Why would you spend money in America when you can paper-bomb the Iraqi desert with $100 bills?

Anonymous said...

http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/charts/chartdl.aspx?iax=1&Symbol=HAL

This is a link to Halliburton's stock history for the last 5 years. Starting at about $7 or $8 dollars to more than $30 per share. Multiply that time 400 thousand.

Melina said...

Is it possible to post over there at all, even for those of you that can usually post? I can NEVER post, ever...I get constant reloading and frustrating crazy 500 errors...

Hey, maybe the Greens will put some money into the infrastructure of the internet server and they can buy some more capacity!...One thing about the Green brother is that he is loaded...

Hey he could even afford to give Marc Maron a show and pay him a living wage!!

Jason said...

Hey, Edwards just opened a campaign place in Second Life.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/02/15/edwards-opens-campaign-he_n_41357.html

Maybe we can educate Bush/cheney on second life and get them to move the iraq war to there!

jgraz said...

American reputation worldwide?

Easy -- impeach the fuckers and show everyone that "we're not with stupid".

DLB said...

I left this for Schultzy today. Talk about unhinged!!

That rant about Air America the other day was totally out of line. You guys are not liberal, you’re nothing but ass kissing DLC centrists douche bags. I am so glad your not on in the Boston area anymore. When we get some liberal programming back I’m sure Tom Hartman will be on at noon. Now that is a man who knows what he is talking about, he’s actually educated. Ed, on the other hand, often has his facts wrong. Must be too busy kissing some ad executive ass!!





Never did like you anyway, especially after you kissed Lie bermans ass all through the primaries. And now you’re after Hillary too? I guess your just waiting for your friend Hagel to toss in, right? You’re such a sham.

Jason said...

Hey Sam, just thought I'd add to your international audience here. I'm streaming you from Madrid Spain. originally from Texas. Just to give you an idea of how bad it is here I usually have to introduce myself as:

Hello, I'm "Jason from Texas where I didn't vote for Bush....twice"

you should see how bad we are seen overseas. It's awful. and I dont blame them.

TonyT said...

Sam,

I'm addicted to Sammycam. Thanks for getting me away from the porno sites :-)

Jason said...

Sam,

Hey, could you address the hilarious report that came out (Olbermann talked about this last night) in which Tommy Franks and all the rest stated that by now (2007), we'd have 5000 troops there and the Iraqis would be running things quite smoothly.

David said...

Apparently not everyone has gmail, which is free and lots easier to access than AARGH... 90ASD5H

BigEd said...

Sam - how about a beer and a round of ice fishing. Than we can head for Brockback for a ride.

Your friend,

Eddie

Jason said...

Hola! Muy Bien! Que Tal??

punditfight said...

sam... it sounds much better when you say the blog is down because of traffic 5x its usual. the corporate ups would appreciate it better

Anonymous said...

Sam, This morning I was watching the floor speeches in the House of Representatives. A Republican from Georgia got up and said that this war has been based on principle and morality from the beginning. AMAZING! I really like your show. Dianne

Jenise said...

you should see how bad we are seen overseas. It's awful. and I dont blame them.

February 16, 2007 7:30 AM

jason, i know exactly how you feel. i'm in japan. and even here, in a country that basically does US bidding all the time, i have to apologize whenever i meet someone...

Sunshine said...

eya LaL!

the studio gang are all luddites!

we need to put reins and a buggy whip on the bloggie so they can maintain it...

"do i need to learn something?"

(groan!)(was ironically funny, sorta...)

Bob said...

Hey , Just found this place. I been going to the alt blog. LoL

The Knights said...

Is there any place I can find video (or at least audio) of the kind Representative's comments about "In Muhammed we trust"?

Anonymous said...

the green and white flag with a cresent is from PAKISTAN. the Iraq flag is red, white, and black, with three stars.

Anonymous said...

Is Bush running the country worse than Al quaeda would run it?

Maybe it would be better if Al Quaeda run the government. We'd win Iraq and save alot of money. Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Africa has a green flag with a cresent and star. It is the MAURITANIA, AFRICA flag.
Iraq is red, white, and black with three stars.

toniD said...

Congress set to go
against Bush on the Iraq War
It will be the first time the US Congress votes against Bush's Iraq war policy since the March 2003 invasion, and could pave the way for binding legislation on the conflict that has killed more than 3,100 US troops.

LINK

Jason said...

On behalf of Americans currently overseas please pass the non-binding resolution against Bush's war! We need something to point to and say "See! We aren't all idiots!"

:)

I feel for you Jenise...

edna ellen poe said...

(AP) An Italian judge on Friday indicted 26 Americans and five Italians in the first criminal trial over the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

The judge set the trial date for June 8. Prosecutors allege that five Italian intelligence officials worked with the Americans — almost all CIA agents — to abduct terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr from a Milan street on Feb. 17, 2003.

Nasr was allegedly transferred by vehicle to the Aviano Air Force base near Venice and then by air to the Ramstein Air Base in Germany and on to Egypt, where critics say he was tortured.

All but one of the American suspects have been identified as CIA agents, including the former station chiefs in Rome and Milan. The other is a U.S. Air Force officer stationed at the time at Aviano.

Sunshine said...

eya Ghostgrrrl!

ya gang, our sincere hope is that we can get a really good bloggie going. we've nagged Sam and so far no cigar.

the blog/radio show potential is underutilised...

i dream about the possibilities.

toniD said...

Democrats challenge Bush's
power to wage war
Democrats are challenging President Bush's power to wage war, contending they've found a way to block a troop increase in Iraq and prevent any pre-emptive invasion of Iran. But first Congress will vote on a nonbinding measure stating opposition to Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.

LINK

Jason said...

For the good of the blog, ,maybe we need a Sam Seder Show tech support group!

:)

Dalefromchelsea said...

Anonymous said...
Write your Congress person today to remind them that 65% of the American people are expecting them to cast a yes vote on the following resolution.
-------------
YEAH!!! I plan to spend some time calling a certain Republican in-law in Virginia who HATES BUSH. I got him to vote for Jim Webb. Now I hope to get him to call any Republican representive and tell them to STOP WASTING OUR MONEY.

It's outrageous that Bush has already shipped out the troops BEFORE the debate is even over (okay, about a non-binding resolution)!!! Who will pay the bill when Congress pulls his plug and he has to send those troops back???

edna ellen poe said...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/16/world/main2484741.shtm

Above is the link to the 26 indicted CIA Agents.

toniD said...

There is a polish man at my doctor's office and we were talking politics. He said "Of course I am a republican because the Dems are socialists and I came from a socialist country.
I told him that the Dems were not socialists but do want to help all Americans. I told him to read up on what America is and read the constitution. He would then understand the the Dems are not socialist.

Sunshine said...

eya Jason!

we've lost touch with Sam.

we don't know what the situation is.

we've offered help and funding

we need to talk to him.

my # is 604 864 9649

i don't have his.

DaleFromChelsea said...

edna ellen poe said...
(AP) An Italian judge on Friday indicted 26 Americans and five Italians in the first criminal trial over the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.
--------
Did you also hear that NONE of the court-appointed attorneys have been able to find (speak with?) their clients? Very SPOOOOOOKY.

Jason said...

With the shake up at Air America, think we could get a Keith Olbermann show? Seder + Olberman would be killer. Repubs would never recover..

Catharine said...

Good morning!

Catharine said...

Emergency Summit to Impeach Bush for War Crimes

Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18 New York City
Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 10-6

Join activists, leaders, academics, and writers including David Swanson, Bob Fertik, Steve Cobble, Laura Flanders of Air America radio, Sunsara Taylor, Dennis Loo, Ted Glick, Liam Madden, Daphne Wysham and many more.

Saturday location (9am - 10pm):
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 West 86th at Amsterdam, on Manhattan's upper west side - take the 1 train to W. 86th.

Sunday location (10am - 6 pm):
Synagogue for the Arts
49 White St. (3 blocks south of Canal, between Broadway and Church)

REGISTER NOW
http://tinyurl.com/36xuqf

Bob said...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0207/2758.html

Cheney Says Bush Will Veto Pro-Union Bill

President Bush will veto pending legislation aimed at boosting union strength, Vice President Cheney told National Association of Manufacturers members at a Wednesday breakfast meeting to kick off the group’s lobbying efforts.

The “Employee Free Choice Act,” currently making its way through the House, would change the process of union elections. Under the measure, if a majority of workers in a workplace sign cards authorizing a union, then the workers would get a union. Under current law, even when a majority of workers ask for union representation, their employers can force them to undergo an election process administered by the National Labor Relations Board. Supporters contend the proposal would strengthen unions against unfair management tactics. Opponents warn that the measure is an effort by unions to exert undue influence after years of waning support.

Anonymous said...

Catharine said...
Emergency Summit to Impeach Bush for War Crimes

Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18 New York City
Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 10-6

Is that the church with the sculpture with the claws and severed head?

Upper west side for meeting, .... and afterwards TOMO sushi... yum.

toniD said...

Ricky Martin: Why I Gave Bush The Finger
AP | February 16, 2007 09:00 AM

Ricky Martin, who was a headliner at the 2001 inauguration ball for President George W. Bush, has a message for the American commander in chief about war.

At a recent concert, the 35-year-old singer stuck up his middle finger when he sang the president's name in his song "Asignatura Pendiente," which includes the words, "a photo with Bush." The gesture last Friday prompted cheers from thousands of fans in the San Juan stadium.

LINK

Catharine said...

oh nooooooooooooo!

NOT TABOULIIIII!!!!!!!!

GBC said...

Well, here you all are!

Morning everyone. :)

Bob said...

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Feb07/Zingh13.htm

The Docile American
The Nexus of God, Labor, Health Care and the Fear to Strike
by Zbignew Zingh

A general strike is one of the most powerful tools of non-violent civil disobedience. In a general strike all work stops, businesses shut down, consumers do not spend money, teachers and students stay away from school, employees call in sick, lawyers do not try cases, assembly line workers do not assemble, teamsters park their rigs, pilots do not fly, doctors practice only emergency medicine, and commerce grinds to a halt. General strikes are not violent, but they cause tremendous economic hurt. When properly coordinated and prepared, they are very persuasive. General strikes have toppled governments, such as in Argentina, and they have prevented the implementation of anti-labor legislation, most notably in France and in Italy. Some argue that Americans are simply too economically comfortable to participate in any political action more strenuous that penciling an X on a ballot. That cannot be the answer. Indeed, the notion that Americans live better than everyone else is part of our national mythology. Although many Americans reside in spacious (and heavily mortgaged) houses and, by incurring massive debt, own lots of "stuff", citizens of several European industrialized nations live, on average, healthier, more secure lives and work far fewer hours than most Americans. Certain Asian countries are not far behind. Notwithstanding their better living conditions, Germans, French, Italians and Spaniards, for example, are still more willing to take concerted political action than are Americans. There are several reasons for Americans' complacency and Europeans' engagement.....(full article)

Anonymous said...

no! not tabouli!!!!

fippolola said...

The Roumanians wish the old days were back because

1. Their health care and city services and educational resources for young and old almost entirely ceased with the downfall of the old system

2. They were left with such a huge national debt that the retired people I knew had barely enough to live on.

To say they're miserable anyway, as your caller did, is outrageous. I visited some people there year's ago and have to say that U.S. citizens don't ever know what they're talking about unless they do some traveling or reading.

Ghostgrrrl said...

Progressivism does not equal socialism, dumbass.

Jason said...

Well since it's casual friday maybe you can comment on the continued assault on Nancy Pelosi. My hats off to her for dealing with this repub machine out to bury her. But repubs should stay off "the Internets". This shows how morons who dont believe in science can't grapple with the likes of something called YouTube.

http://www.rawstory.com//news/2007/Republican_Study_Committee_backtracks_on_accusations_0215.html

Is this gonna be a continued assault? Will this keep Nancy on the counter-attack?

Catharine said...

Be proud, Ed!

After all labels are SO important, Ed.

Wear that label, MORON, emblazoned across your forehead!

Be loud and proud!

You ARE a moron!

Jason said...

Sam,

Why didn't you tell us you were going to have Hannity on the show to yell and call you a socialist?

Michael the a-c said...

lmfao Sam

Sunshine said...

he's not a moron Sam.

he's a victimn of propaganda and he's ignorant of reality.

Robin said...

HI MARC!!!!!

Eva said...

Sam, you are cracking me up! I'm laughing my A@@ off! The anti-socialist IS a moron.

Jason said...

Sam, maybe you should explain it in terms the moron repubs might understand...

being a right-winger is like being a Klingon...

and being on the progressive side is like being the Federation...

and being neocon is like being Borg...

oh wait, that's star trek...too much science in science fiction for them

Catharine said...

Hello gbc!

Sunshine said...

eya GBC!

we're getting this one broken in!

mngbennett said...
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Anonymous said...

If socialism is so bad and stifles innovation then why do the nordic countries enjoy one of the highest standard of living? Why are their stock markets going up much faster than the US? I am sure that the morons on the right dont own a Nokia or Ericsson cell phone. BTW did you know that the 2 largest truck makers in the world are Swedish, Volvo and Scania. And that all American symbol of the road Mac-Truck is made by Volvo...

Not bad for a country with a population of about 9 million.

Just a thought...

punditfight said...

Jason, i'd disagree.
A Sam, Keith O tag team wouldn't work. It would stifle Sam's comedy. Plus Sam can provide as much anger than Keith could.
Plus Keith may not have the same off the cuff abilities. A better tag team would be with Maron one of the bloggers.

toniD said...

from Liberal Talk Radio blog...

The decision by XM Radio to move Ed Schultz' show over to their dedicated Air America Radio channel (ch. 167) has irritated some listeners and pleased others. And yesterday, it heated up into a nasty on-air radio war, hung out for all to hear.

Last Friday, Air America host Sam Seder had Marc Maron on his show, as he does every Friday. Maron noted that Schultz has been added to the Air America channel (XM167), and that concerned listeners should contact XM if they would rather hear Thom Hartmann in the time slot. He also referred to Schultz as 'weak'. Seder even posted a rather mild suggestion on his blog:

...there's a rumor going around that Thom won't be carried by XM on the AAR channel. Instead they'll carry Ed Schultz. If I listened to AAR through XM- I'd be pissed.... let them know how you feel

Well, that certainly didn't go over well with Team Fargo. Schultz and Air America have had their differences in the past. Over three years ago, Schultz and Randi Rhodes were reportedly up for the same job, an attempt to create a nationally-syndicated liberal talk radio show. Schultz got the nod, and there's been a few infrequent jabs traded back and forth between the two ever since. For the most part, though, back and forth bashing has been pretty tame, though several hosts, including Rhodes and Seder, have thrown around a little smack at Big Eddie. On his show last summer, Mike Malloy referred to Schultz as a phony liberal, which resulted in Schultz blasting him on-air as a 'punk'. Schultz has occasionally ripped on Air America for their business practices. Yesterday, the shit really hit the fan.

read the rest here:

The rest

Anonymous said...

Socialism is a political system whereas capitalism is an economic system. We are a republic/democracy with an economic system. You could argue that some of the European countries are socialist democracies and that is an effective system. Unbridled capitalism is the problem we are seeing here. Just because we consider controlling capitalism doesn't in any way undermine our democracy. It just means we are steering capitalism to serve the social order (socialism). In my opinion.

mngbennett said...

Canada's more socailist health care system gives my country a competative advantage. I guess the American heads of industry who came out recently in support of universal health care must be a pack of raging socailists.

Liberal-at-large said...

Goddamner! Do we have to think of everything, Sammer?

Put Wiener's comment from his House floor smack-down of the pukes on the 360.

"Is this the best the republicans got?"

Do it..and play it to those friggin' morons!

"Are you a socialist?" Feh!

That's like askin' "When did you stop beating your wife?" to those pukes.

dada said...

Republican = capitalists

Democrat = progresive socialist commies

Liberal = dirty anarchists that worship moo-hamit.

And electric cars will turn the country gay.

rehctaw said...

The answer is "Yes, I am a socialist"

That which is good and functional in The U.S.A. has been socialized.

Socialism won WWII. It was the effort of ALL and the practical allocation of resources that defeated globalism and facism.

Bob said...

I would like to see mandatory profit sharing apparatuses in corporations. Employees should get a crack at the profit as well. Especially after all they give.

This would create a more motivated workforce as well

Jason said...

Sam Cam is better than television.

I hope Maron gets a prime spot on AAR ASAP! (Read: Bring back "Morning Sedition!)

fippolola said...

hI love Marc Maron!!!

I wish he was on every day for at least 2 hours!!

I certainly wish he was on for the armed forces.

Anonymous said...

Maron AND John Amato!

Catharine said...

mngbennett said...

Canada's more socailist health care system gives my country a competative advantage. I guess the American heads of industry who came out recently in support of universal health care must be a pack of raging socailists.

February 16, 2007 8:26 AM

That's exactly why it WILL happen. Universal Healthcare, that is.

All the industry leaders are behind it because it makes them more competitive and small businesses who can't even afford to hire people anymore, don't stand a chance in this economic environment. Talk about economic stimulus!

Nancy said...

Maron we are all road tripping to see you in austin next week from Dallas
Nancy
Dallas Air America
http://www.dallasairamerica.org/

Arnold said...

I went to Virgil Goode's official biography and see that he was a Phi Beta Kappa while an undergrad at the UVa. This brings up the thought that his "in Muhammad we trust" speech is a Kenny Delmar (Senator Claghorn) impersonation he puts on for audiences he thinks are too stupid to understand normal speech. Where did he deliver this rant?

dada said...

The 'beat up on Maron' segment is thoroughly enjoyable. You should work in a little slapstick physical humor too.

I could watch that every week.

mngbennett said...

I am hearing the lame music and not Sammy and Marc argueing on the Sammy cam. Please fix.

Melina said...

How come the mic isnt on on the sammy cam? Im getting streaming muzak! I want to hear Marc and Sam bicker...what could be better on casual friday?

Nancy said...

we cant hear you on sammy cam during commercials!!!!!

Catharine said...

i know it does no good to complain .. but ...

why does the cam and the blog suck so bad?

btw, sam ... your MASS accent is a wicked pissah!

boadicea said...

Sammy, just wanted to give you a shout out for your classy behavior regarding Ed Schultz tantrum.

You conducted yourself like a professional, and he comported himself like a twelve year old.

Jason said...

Naturally! Maron back would be great! but still like the idea of Olbermann. His commentary provides nice compliment to Sammy's comedy...

..I laugh my ass off every time I listen to Sam...people around my office wonder whtat the hell I'm listening to!

GBC said...

John McCain Suffers Republican Mutiny Back Home

Sen. McCain has suffered a significant political defeat in his home base of Arizona by local Republicans activists who think he's a hypocrite who will do anything to get elected.

http://www.alternet.org/stories/48109/

Andy said...

Hi Sammy, great job as always, but I just wanted to say "Hey Buddy whats up?" to our old friend Marc! Up here in Boston, we've lost our Air America affiliate to SALSA music(!), and it's gotten harder to listen in. Keep the faith, brothers!

Sunshine said...

lame humor...

Ghostgrrrl said...

Marc! Why do people have such bad timing to call me when Marc comes on. Grrr!

toniD said...

54 percent. Number of Americans who would vote to cut off funding for President Bush’s escalation plan if they were in Congress, according to a Fox News poll.

LINK

Catharine said...

yeah. a little slapstick.

smack maron right before he leaves.

what a riot.

[laughtrack]

Jason said...

Why did we lose the internal audio feed on Sammy Cam??

Melina said...

Blog for Marc maron at Al franken's blog under the last post...its an ongoing thread for the next couple of weeks. They are gonna keep that blog opened for a couple of weeks and it seemed yesterday like alot of people were over there ...That blog seems to work pretty good, but Im not sure if its ever had the strain that Sammy's gets...
I think that the reason that Sam's blog is so messed up may have to do with lack of funds, but also maybe the program is not great...There is no reason that it shouldnt run smoothly though...unless the server at AAR is just too small...

mngbennett said...

Again I am hearing comercials and not Sam and Marc. I get to hear so little of Marc I don't want to miss a moment

toniD said...

I wonder if Sam and crew can put up a new thread if he doesn't know his password.

Catharine said...

or a pie in the face as he walks out that door ...


come on ......

please.

Melina said...

Cant Marc borrow the Sammy cam for today?

dada said...

heh..

Funny laugh track bit.

Jason said...

thank you!!!

Melina said...

Is Marc gonna have a blogger blog or the franken blog...did he say?

Robin said...

Can we have a Marc Cam for the next 3 hours?

mngbennett said...

Thank you for fixing the Sammy Cam sound. I hear him again.

Sunshine said...

BB is over at

http://crooksandliars.com/

i dropped the link to here there.

Catharine said...

the lack of quality ...

the lack of actual comedy.

toniD said...

Maybe Sam was waiting to see what happens with the purchase of Air America before he put out more money on the blog.

I mean, I would wait. So give him a break here for a bit. He also told us he wants to hadle the finances himself.

dada said...

You should have those laugh track samples on your 360.

Great show, Sam

Melina said...

Sammy...great show as always...

catharine said...

oh good, the cam and the audio is working now.

Jason said...

fix the in-studio sound...it's down again!

bibimimi troll'p said...

dag;

whadda long way home!

catharine said...

great show, as always

despite the technical difficulties

Melina said...

hey- I knew he owned the site but I didnt know that he self financed it...thats good news...Sam, Talk to your bussy Marc maron about that when they offer him a show...he should never again let AAR handle his website (not that hes all so great at it...but man...)
Ask Eric for the program to Al's site...they dont need that anymore an d it seems to work pretty well...if you just put it within your design. maybe its not that easy...

Jenise said...

So give him a break here for a bit. He also told us he wants to hadle the finances himself.

February 16, 2007 8:57 AM

i agree, tonid. if he hasn't taken up the offers of help so far, he must have his reasons and it's his perogative, i think. we each have our own niches to fill and this is his.

anyway, off to bed. nice to see everyone again. have a great day (or night depending where you are...)

catharine said...

The Anti-Escalation Strategy

For the past three days, the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly spoken out against President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more U.S. troops to Iraq. Today, it will vote on a resolution that condemns Bush's escalation plan, while voicing support for U.S. troops in Iraq. "We want a very straightforward, clear answer to the question: 'Do you support the president's escalation?'" said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). The resolution not only has strong bipartisan backing in Congress, but 63 percent of the public also disapprove of sending more troops to Iraq. The Senate will take up similar legislation today. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) has announced plans to introduce a bill next month that would place restrictions on how Bush can spend the $93.4 billion in new combat funds he requested, paving the way toward redeployment and increasing the readiness of the overstretched military. Contact your senators and representatives and voice your opposition to sending more troops to Iraq.

http://www.movecongress.org/content/page.php?cat=2

Anonymous said...

Obviously the muzak was plugged in on purpose because the second Marc left the room some guy stepped in and unplugged it. Thanks for nothing people.

Dalefromchelsea said...

Catharine said...
the lack of quality ...

the lack of actual comedy.
-----------
Which is why they invest so heavily in the laugh track -- it's ALL THEY GOT. (And, no, I don't believe the track is from some live audience they drugged or forced to watch the show ... no one could stupid enough to laugh at those jokes. Ah, wait a minute, I'm thinking back to some of the R representatives on the floor of the House ... okay maybe they CAN be that stupid.)

bibimimi troll'p said...

I SO dig having Maron to look fwd to instead of toothless Al.

catharine said...

is it me or does marc sound different when he does the "former franken show"?

I was listening yesterday and for wa long while I didn't realize it was him.

maybe it's the time slot.

Sunshine said...

eya BB!

catharine said...

oh look! sam's on marc's show.

[laughtrack]

joey's got a duck ...

[laughtrack]

dada said...

Sam on Marons show. Funny!

Sunshine said...

eya BB!

catharine said...

marc. you're already re-using jokes that you did for us 2 minutes ago on sam's show.

know your audience, man.

sheesh.

dada said...

"is it me or does marc sound different when he does the "former franken show"?"

Ya, he's more awake or something.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Sunshine said...
eya BB!

February 16, 2007 9:11 AM


pass me 2 fingees of Jameson's!

Marc;s talking about neti pots

dada said...

"I SO dig having Maron to look fwd to instead of toothless Al."

I'll admit it, it is nice.

Jason said...

Ahhh...the aural brilliance that is Marc Maron on Air America Radio. I really, really, really hope Marc gets a new show on AAR ASAP. "Morning Sedition" was unfairly and unjustly cancelled and it would be awesome to see it return; failing that, give Maron a three-hour slot in the evenings.

Who's with me?

dada said...

But don't put the Jameson's in the neti pot. It will sting.

toniD said...

Keep your eyes on whether John McCain blows off the war vote on Saturday
by John in DC 2/16/2007 10:28:00 AM | digg it | fark it!


McCain reportedly has an "elect me president" event on Saturday that conflicts with that small matter of the Senate trying to debate the Iraq war. Any guesses on whether John McCain blows off the Senate war debate and vote on Saturday so that instead of trying to help our troops he can go kiss babies?

McCain already missed the first vote on the small matter of the Senate trying to debate the Iraq war back on February 5, 2007.

LINK

aquaman said...

Hey Melina and Krista.

Dale From Chelsea said...

catharine said...
is it me or does marc sound different when he does the "former franken show"?

I was listening yesterday and for wa long while I didn't realize it was him.

maybe it's the time slot.
---------
Catharine, maybe YOU are more awake in the afternoons! Naw, it's probably just that more expensive mics were spent on Franken. Oh, is THAT why Ed Schultz sounds worse than Sam???

toniD said...

topqijI'd like to see Maron get his own show. There was a rumor that he would have one on NovaM. Don't know if that fell through and he hasn't talked about it. I think he really misses the AAR crew!

Jerry said...

ON THE A. LINCOLN QUOTES. IS THIS ONE OR IS IT AIN'T?

"WAR PROFITEERS SHOULD BE EXICUTED."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN


JERRY CARLTON
MCMINNVILLE

bibimimi troll'p said...

dada said...
But don't put the Jameson's in the neti pot. It will sting.

February 16, 2007 9:20 AM

and a waste o' good wiki

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