Sunday, December 23, 2007

We're down-- show is on at 4pm

and site should be up before then.. have a good holiday

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Internet is broke

or at least in the world.. we're working on it

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Main Site down until about noon

keep it going here

UPDATE: down again. at 3:10 pm- we are working on it

Listen Live.

UPDATE: Main site back up but shaky

Sunday, June 3, 2007

seems like old times

here's the backup for comments

sammy cam

we're back up on the main page!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Check it out has relaunched!

Comments, your own diaries or "turns at the opne mic" .... and more...
we're still tweaking but opne for biz. This site will remain only as a back up. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here... allow me to suggest your new home


We are ruled by criminals.

watch this video...

then read Greenwald explaining what this means.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Low hanging fruit

But how can one not pick it.

2 + 2= 4

then what do we make of this:

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"

Falwell, pastor of the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, viewed the attacks as God's judgment on America for "throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked."

plus this

Operation stop Sponge Bob Ahmadinejad

The new last vestige
President George W. Bush met privately with Focus on
the Family Founder and Chairman James Dobson and
approximately a dozen Christian right leaders last
week to rally support for his policies on Iraq, Iran
and the so-called "war on terror."

It gets crazier:
Dobson went on to enumerate a series of meetings
convened by Christian right leaders in Washington to
discuss the supposedly existential threat to the
United States from a nuclear Iran.

“I heard about this danger [from Iran] not only at the
White House but from other pro-family leaders that I
met during that week in Washington," he said. “Many
people in a position to know are talking about the
possibility of losing a city to nuclear or biological
or chemical attack. And if we can lose one we can lose

"If we can lose ten we can lose a hundred," he added,
“especially if North Korea and Russia and China pile

REMINDER: new blog in less than 48 hours

Monday, May 14, 2007


Is the launch date for the new blog! What we have now will not go away. However, there will also be a "diary" type section where if you register with the site you will be able to post your own stories. And more, we will begin to offer audio, video and audio blogs from various special guests.

I spent the day (actually the past two weeks) building Honeydo Farms. Pics to follow.

There is something very wrong

and this is a reflection of what republicans, bush and the liebermans used in order to occupy Iraq.


Dick Cheney should stay in the bunker.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --Iran's president led a raucous anti-American rally on Sunday in this tightly controlled U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, a day after a low-key visit by Vice President Dick Cheney aimed at countering Tehran's influence in the region.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

There's a name for people like this

but this is a family friendly blog. Let's just call him John MCcain talking about his waltz through a Baghdad market.

"I'll be glad to back to that market -- with or without military protection and Humvees, etc."

via TPM

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Gonzo gone wild

from Josh Marshall

As you know, Gonzales is returning to Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Time now reports that Kyle Sampson told congressional investigators "three times in as many minutes that Gonzales was angry with McNulty because he had exposed the White House's involvement in the firings had put it's (sic) role "in the public sphere," as Sampson phrased it, according to Congressional sources familiar with the interview."

Should be some fireworks thursday.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Sunday, May 6, 2007


Not this one. Not the next. Debut on the 20th.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Peace and Prosperity

This is not good.

and this:
2008 Republicans back war
By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent
Fri May 4, 9:20 AM ET
SIMI VALLEY, California (Reuters)

is not surprising.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

A New Record

Post Bankruptcy Bill, these folks will never get out from under this.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


This is seconds after Dennis Miller tells O'Riely that no matter who says that there were no wmd and no matter who decides that Iraq was wrong he will always believe they existed and that it was the right thing to do.


When two nutjobs have a conversation like this there is only one word for it. Poetry.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

War is over!

Mission Accomplished Boasts Pres!
oops that was four years ago.

Wow. This is accomplishment?

Glenn Greenwald great today on Israel v. US when it comes to treating issues of war seriously.

Your Day?

Any wonder why it is not recognised in our country?

May 1st, International Workers' Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in most countries. The United States of America and Canada are among the exceptions. This despite the fact that the holiday began in the 1880s in the USA, linked to the battle for the eight-hour day, and the Chicago anarchists.

The struggle for the eight-hour day began in the 1860s. In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada, organized in 1881 (and changing its name in 1886 to American Federation of Labor ) passed a resolution which asserted that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's work from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labor organizations throughout this district that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution". The following year the Federation repeated the declaration that an eight-hour system was to go into effect on May 1, 1886. With workers being forced to work ten, twelve, and fourteen hours a day, support for the eight-hour movement grew rapidly. In the months prior to May 1, 1886, thousands of workers, organized and unorganized, members of the organization Knights of Labor and of the federation, were drawn into the struggle. Chicago was the main center of the agitation for a shorter day.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Someone tell Carmine

Fans of the Majority Report will remember that Carmine, Janeane's Dad, was a Buckley conservative... I wonder if he's also abandoning the GOP.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Party of Death

This is what happens to a political party that is bereft of ideas and embraces a governing philosophy that explicitly hates government functions.

Friday, April 27, 2007

As in

U.S. surge fails to stem Baghdad violence, general says
By Nancy A. Youssef
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, said Thursday that the surge of U.S. and Iraqi troops into Baghdad hadn't reduced overall violence in the country and that the situation was "exceedingly complex."

"Exceedingly complex" as in "what am I supposed to do, Bush wants us to stay".

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Your day's activities

If you missed it, watch Bill Moyer's show on PBS last night on how war is sold. Then listen to a Q&A with Moyers sponsered by the FreePress

Watch Olbermann dismember Rudy.

Enjoy the company. Approving of the President has never been so marginal.

Folks, look at the top of this page, not at Janeane, but at me. You are probably looking at the winner of the Gonzo is Gonzo pool. The question is .... will this be Gonzo for Roveso too. All roads lead to the White House on this one.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Proof Positive

These people are nuts and astoundingly unfunny.

This is Michelle Malkin, a great modern conservative thinker.

Somebody tell me this was a hidden camera and not something she planned to have seen by grownups.

Monday, April 23, 2007


We were told this was a crisis!

A couple of things to remember about these social security projections.
1. The social security trustees are appointed by Bush and the CBO numbers project trust solvency into the 2050's

2. Accepting the SSTrustees #'s, if we do nothing, 2041 is the year that social security will be able to only pay out 80% of current benefits well into the 22nd century.

3. Raising the cap on ss taxes from 90k (presently) to about 140k, eliminates the trust shortfalls totally.

4. Bob Dole, in 2000, said one of his greatest achievements when he was in the Senate was pushing the solvency of the trust until 2034.

In other words, there is/was no "crisis" with Social Security. So why did the Republicans and Bush pretend like there was?

5. Republican leaders don't want to return the money they raided from the Social Security trust fund to pay for tax cuts for the rich. And they hate the most succesful Government plan ever... insurance that you won't eat cat food when you retire.

And the new blog is coming. You are going to love it.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Catching Up

Still not back in the swing of things. I'm on quasi- Hiatus. But wanted to update you all.

1. The new blog will roll out within three weeks, maybe earlier. It will allow for sub blogs or diaries.

2. Seder on Sundays will debut in about a month.

3. I am starting to look real good in the Gonzo is GONZO pool. My favorite moment from the hearings yesterday was watching Lindsey Graham (sam gets up closes the closet door) offer Gonzo an incredibly lame alibi (paraphrasing)..."US Atty's got put on this firing list becasue they were having personality conflicts, isn't that the case?"

4. Abramoff continues to sing and now Renzi is reducing his workload.

While it's not criminal to be Republican, it's clear Republicanism is a gateway activity to crime.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Do your friends miss the sound of my voice?

Well, why not delight them with an outgoing voicemail message from me? NOW more exclusive than ever.

Benefits yearly kos!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Not To Brag


But we probably did host Charles Savage more than any other national radio. Stephen Sherrill, producer emiritus, would have you beleive, we shoudl get a cut. WHile I couldn't disagree more, I would accept it.

Read some of the most important stories of 2006 here.

Glenn Greenwald, who has most definitively commented on Savage's work comments here..... On the pulitzer, not the cash.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

abstinence and babies

The Majority Report Circle of life is now complete. !3 hours after the end of our last M-F show on AAR, Jessica, our segment producer gave birth to Annabelle Jordan Woods!

Oh and based on the results of this study, Jessica could have conceived as a result of taking an abstinence pledge.


I planned to write more here by now, but I'm a bit tired and I am taking myla to swim classes! I'll have more soon and will announce some blog news I think you'll like.

Thank you all for the emails, snail mails and comments of support, I am truly blown away.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday: The Last Casual Friday

Stay tuned for a blog message directly from Sam after the show, but in the mean time, this will have to suffice. We're going out with a bang today, as we welcome friends of the show all day long. We'll have Marc Maron and Joe Conason, plus a helping of surprise callers and wellwishers. And most importantly, we're welcoming YOU. So give us a call, at 866-303-2270. It's Casual Friday!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday: Hi, Senator

We welcome a real, genuine U.S. Senator to the show today, in the form of the great Russ Feingold, Democrat from Wisconsin. We'll ask him if he's bummed that he's not the father of Anna Nicole's baby. But we're not stopping with Senator Feingold, we've got an action packed show for you today. We'll have blogger Atrios, John Amato from Crooks and Liars, Katrina vanden Heuvel from The Nation, and "Senator" Katherine Harris. What a freakin' show! Get down on your hands and knees and thank the heavens for this one. And the next one. Cause that's all there is left.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday: We're Your Safe Haven From Terror...For Three More Days

We're fightin 'em on the air, so you don't have to fight them in person. Today we welcome Italian journalist Carlo Bonini, who's done some great work investigating the forged Niger documents that were instrumental in forging the lies that took us into Iraq. His new book is called, Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror. Plus we'll have Christy Harvey from the Center for American Progress and blogger, author, and activist David Sirota.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tuesday: The Revolucion Begins

We're counting down the final days of the Sam Seder Show as you know it, and today we're heating up the studio just a bit. The forecast calls for romance, as Sam welcomes his wife Nicole Cattell, who will talk about her new documentary, REVOLUCION: Five Visions, which airs tonight on PBS. Plus we'll have two attorneys-turned-bloggers, Christy Hardin-Smith from Firedog Lake, and Glenn Greenwald from Unclaimed Territory. So open up a nice bottle of champagne, put on something a little more comfortable, and get ready for the Sam Seder Show.

Sunday, April 8, 2007


It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that this week will be the last week of the Sam Seder Show on Air America. As you know, Air America recently came out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the new management wants to go in a different direction with the 9-Noon (est) time slot. However, as much as I would like to spend more time with Alberto Gonzales’ family, he will be doing so shortly, freeing me up to do a Sunday afternoon show on Air America Radio. The show is tentatively known as Seder on Sundays and I am excited to get it started.

I am very proud of the three years I have broadcast on Air America Radio. I am particularly proud of the Sam Seder Show. We started the show as AAR was entering bankruptcy, when things around here were pretty hectic and insecure. The Sam Seder juggernaut, as no one but me called us, was able to maintain all of our affiliates that stayed with the progressive format through our bankruptcy. While it’s a bit early to judge, (our first full “book” is out in a couple of weeks) our ratings were looking pretty good and we dramatically increased AAR’s streaming numbers during this time slot. Most importantly, though, was the support and response we received from you, our audience. You'll never know just how helpful and motivating your comments, calls, emails and letters have been to me and my family and I greatly appreciate it.

I hope all of you will join me when I begin the Sunday show in the next month and a half or so. Of course, I’ll be maintaining this blog and continuing to promise to fix it. ( I mean it this time, I am serious!) I actually have some rather large plans for this site and its offerings but am not prepared to discuss them at the moment.

Anyway, over the next week I’ll be posting more about my plans, this site, Seder on Sundays and reflecting upon the last three years.

My email address is posted in the left hand column of this blog— drop me an email if you want to receive updates in the future. And tune in this week! I really don’t know how I am going to break this to Dewey.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Friday: The Casualest Casual Friday Ever

Sam's so casual today, he's strapping a heart monitor to himself to prove that even his heart rate is slowing down. As always, Sam will be taking your calls on all topics at 866-303-2270, and we'll have the SammyCam in full effect starting at 9:30 eastern. And you'll want to connect to that SammyCam, so you can feast your eyes on Janeane Garofalo, who'll come by in the third hour to hang out. Plus, the always dapper Joe Conason makes his regular Friday visit. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday: Pelosi Loses The War On Terror

Well friends, it's an embarassment of riches today. Newt Gingrich says that Spanish is the language of the ghetto, then Spanish. (Check it out.) Rush Limbaugh slams Nancy Pelosi for wearing a headscarf in Syria, even though Laura Bush did the same thing when she went to the Middle East. Then Glenn Beck claims that he "can't win," because he's a white Christian human living in America, and most people hate those. He's sure got our number. In fact, today we're welcoming three guests with established histories of hatred for humanity. Blogger Atrios on the news of the day, writer Eric Alterman on Chris Matthews' man crushes, and columnist Spencer Ackerman on Iraq. Down with humans!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Seder at Seder

Lee Rayburn from Madison filling in.

John McCain's last lie?

Sam back on Thursday.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Monday: We walked through the desert for this?!

It looks like the "loyal Bushies" are fleeing this administration like Jews from Egypt. Matthew Dowd didn't even wait for his bread to rise. Tonight begins the Jewish holiday of Passover, but Sam's in the driver's seat for today, before he heads out of town for two days to get in touch with his roots. Today Sam welcomes back Professor Juan Cole, Clintonite Sidney Blumenthal, and Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis. Last stop for yeast!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Three years!

The Majority Report broadcast it's first show on Air America three years ago today and this also marks the Birthday of the blog!

Friday, March 30, 2007

wherein I legally change my daughter's name to Henry Waxman

The super hero trucks on!

Friday: Take Off Your Pants

It's casual Friday, and Sam's relaxing so much, he's even letting his back hair down. Give us a call, we're taking all comers, at 866-303-2270. In the first hour we'll welcome Joe Conason in studio, and after that, we'll host our very own Sam Seder Show Purity Ball. Bring the kiddies close to the radio transmitter, and we'll cleanse their souls. Or at least give them a good bath.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday: Sampson Takes The Stand

Keep your ears pressed to the radio (or computer) today, folks, cause we'll be keeping our ears pressed to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, where Kyle Sampson will either throw Alberto Gonzales under the proverbial bus, or instantaneously forget everything he's done in his life before today. Actually, early indications are that he'll admit they did it, but say that "it" wasn't anything wrong. We'll break it all down with Atrios. And we'll welcome Dean Baker, author of The Conservative Nanny State, who will explain how conservatives use government to keep getting richer, while screwing everyone else.

Oh, also, Karl Rove dances and raps. This video is not suitable for small children.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday - The Senate Takes A Stand

Well the Senate Dems took a stand yesterday, setting up a showdown with Bush over Iraq funding and withdrawal. That leads us to the question of the day: If a president vetoes a bill that provides funding for the troops, doesn't that president hate the troops? We thought so. But just to be sure, we'll ask Christy Harvey from the Center for American Progress, and David Sirota from SirotaBlog. And we'll talk to Daniel Levy from the Century Foundation's Prospects for Peace Initiative about Condi Rice's trip to the Middle East.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

TUESDAY: The First Sign of the Apocalypse

You know things are really coming down when the GOP's OWN talking point is that Alberto Gonzales is just incompetent, not a lying crook. When they're trotting out Robert Novak to write this, you know they're staring down the barrel of eternal damnation. Fortunately, your own personal spirit guide, Sam Seder, is here to lead you unharmed through this morass. Today we'll have Air America's own David Bender, law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, and Markos from Daily Kos. Bon Appetit.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday Night Monday Preview

Gonzo is Gonzo watch continues.. And House Dems take a big step in the right direction (out!) on Iraq

Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis.

Steve Pearlstein of The Washington Post on NINJA Mortgages and what it means for all of us!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Casual Friday, Hour 3

Maron's on deck this hour.

Make sure you listen to this Bill O'Reilly clip on Media Matters

Joel and Lauren's mics have been cut for three minutes. They will be back on at 11:17. Someone just sent this picture, claiming it is Joel. This is not, I repeat not, funny.


Casual Friday, Hour 2


Gonzo Watch, Day 12. Last week, Joe Conason predicted Gonzo would be gone-zo at 4 p.m. Today on the air, he backed off a bit: It may not happen today. Maybe because this happened today. Remember The Maine?


Casual Friday!

It's Casual Friday, and you know what that means: ZUBAZ!

[Thanks again to Dawn from Ann Arbor for this, the most casual of Photoshop jobs.]

On the show today: Joe Conason of and New York Observer, and Marc Maron of Marc Maron fame.

Robert Gates, no fan of Gitmo

Is the Sam Seder Juggernaut pokin' the bear?


Bill O'Reilly invents the concept of the "open transcript"

From AP via TPM Muckraker:

Former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles will plead guilty to one count of obstruction of justice in the Jack Abramoff corruption investigation, The Associated Press has learned.

Griles, an oil and gas lobbyist who became an architect of President Bush's energy policies while at the Interior Department between July 2001 and July 2005, is the highest ranking Bush administration official implicated in the Washington lobbying scandal.

The former No. 2 official at the Interior Department has agreed to a felony plea admitting that he lied five times to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and its investigators about his relationship with Abramoff, people involved in the case told the AP....

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Your Baby Has a Fever

Coming up next! Andrew C. Revkin, reporter for the New York Times and author of The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World.

Remember Sam's ultimatum for today: Call Congress about under-oath testimony for White House officials ... or Sam will play children's music. He's serious, folks.

Thursday: "We're Offering a Deal..."


GonzoWatch ... Day 11. At the moment, Joe Conason is the odds on favorite to win our "Gonzo Is Gonzo." He wagered that Alberto Gonzales would resign this Friday at 4 p.m. Not a bad bet... But for Pete's sake. Alberto, please resign. If only because the Seder Juggernaut is running out of Gonzo pictures.

Today on the show: We'll talk about Al Gore and more wiht Andrew Revkin, environmental reporter for the New York. Later, we'll talk progressive politics with Mike Lux, author of a new six-part series on The Huffington Post.

Sam made a serious threat this morning: Contact Congress and voice your support for tesimony from White House officials UNDER OATH ... or Sam will continue to play children's music on the show.

Call 202-225-3121 or go here to find your Senator or member of Congress.

Alan writes: "I have spoke to Senator Schumer's office, and left a message at
Senator Clinton's office, please no more music!"

Billy writes: "i PROMISE i will call my senator and vote next term if you PROMISE not to play anymore kiddie music.made me want to shoot my face off yesterday."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Clap Clap Clap Your Hands

Check out Atrios' excerpt of Nixon's articles of impeachment.

Um, particularly this article:

Article 3
In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, contrary to his oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has failed without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives on April 11, 1974, May 15, 1974, May 30, 1974, and June 24, 1974, and willfully disobeyed such subpoenas. The subpoenaed papers and things were deemed necessary by the Committee in order to resolve by direct evidence fundamental, factual questions relating to Presidential direction, knowledge or approval of actions demonstrated by other evidence to be substantial grounds for impeachment of the President. In refusing to produce these papers and things Richard M. Nixon, substituting his judgment as to what materials were necessary for the inquiry, interposed the powers of the Presidency against the the lawful subpoenas of the House of Representatives, thereby assuming to himself functions and judgments necessary to the exercise of the sole power of impeachment vested by the Constitution in the House of Representatives.

Are you watchin' the SAM CAM?

Man, Dewey always ruffles y'all's feathers:

Julie in NJ: Dew Boy certainly does not speak for most of NEW JERSEY!!!

Janet: "Please remind Dewey when you next speak to him that it is the 'DemocratIC Party,' not the 'Democrat Party'."

John: "I was struck by Dewey's concern about what will happen when liberals discover that their 'witchhunt' leads nowhere. Have we forgotten Whitewater? Conservatives are the experts at fruitless withchunts."

Justin (no, not that Justin): "He like so many conservatives thinks that everything is about money. Our system of government is not capitalism. Moron."

Anonymous: "did dewy get sober? he used to sound as if he was drunk on air"

Here's Jon from Pleasant Hill, CA on the "Is 'Gonzo' offensive" question:

In response to the caller earlier today who suggested that Hispanics would find your nickname of "Gonzo" offensive, I'd suggest that he take a closer look at his own President before he starts trying to deal with the hosts of radio shows. You know... the same President who's pet name for Mexican President Vincente Fox is "Montezuma".

OK. We're getting several definitions of "chupa cabra." Just look at this picture. Man, this thing is terrifying:

My Ball Is Big and Round

These songs ... these songs! They're killing me!

Call Sen. Charles Schumer and tell him you want Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, et. al., to testify under oath: 202-224-6542

Call Sen. Patrick Leahy and tell him you want Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, et. al., to testify under oath:(202) 224-4242

One of our conservative regulars, HR, called in to ask: Does the nickname "Gonzo" offend Hispanics? As in, "Gonzo Is Gone-zo?"

Listener Carlos writes: "Gonzo Gone-zo does not offend me as a hispanic living in America, Gonzales/Bush admin should go!" Loretta in Williamsburg, Brooklyn says she's not offended.

Muppets, however, have called in about the "Gonzo Is Gonzo" contest

Many say that they are offended by the implication that Gonzo the Muppet is a non-factor. A Muppet of yesterday (unlike, say, Elmo). Also, several have accused The Sam Seder Juggernaut of selecting only the most ridiculous and embarrassing photos of Gonzo. The Sam Seder Show makes no apologies.

It's Hump Day!

Here's the song (click on "Hello Song") that Sam won't stop playing today. It's his 19-month-old daughter's favorite. She likes it. She really really likes it. And if he has to sit through it 20,000 times, so do you.

Coming up in the 9:00 hour: Christy Harvey from the Center for American Progress and

Christy's talking about Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)'s "mouth trumpet." Must be heard to be believed.

Gonzo Watch, what, day 10? Celebrate it: WATCH THE SAM CAM

Here's the story about the students who were banned from reading a poem about Emmett Till at their L.A. school's Black History Month celebration.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday, Hour 3

Coming up this hour, Markos of DailyKos!

What the hell, Glenn Beck? (P.S. Does he sound like Charles Nelson Reilly or what?)

Have you seen this? Sam and Markos are talking about it this hour.

Monday, Hour 2!

It's been an eventful first hour. Joe From Brooklyn called in -- yes, he of the infamous "I want to punch you liberal smokers in the nose" statement. He's still hot under the collar.

Coming up this hour, Sidney Blumenthal on his article, All Roves Lead to Rome

Thanks to all who have submitted their predictions for the Gonzo Is Gonzo contest. Shoot us an email to samsedershow @ gmail com if you want to receive the maiden voyage of The Sam Seder Show newsletter.

Remember when Ethan in Portland called in and said that Gonzales would be fired shortly after Bush voiced his unequivocal support for his attorney general? From AP today:

WASHINGTON - President Bush sent a powerful message of support Tuesday for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, calling his longtime friend to express unwavering support in the face of calls for his resignation.

The White House also denied reports that it was looking for possible successors for Gonzales. "Those rumors are untrue," White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said.

Bush called Gonzales from the Oval Office at 7:15 a.m. EDT and they spoke for several minutes about the political uproar over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys, an issue that has thrust the attorney general into controversy and raised questions about whether he can survive. The White House disclosed Bush's call to bolster Gonzales and attempt to rally Republicans to support him.

"The president reaffirmed his strong backing of the attorney general and his support for him," Perino said. "The president called him to reaffirm his support."

Monday - Gonzo Watch Day 9!

Today: SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL on Karl Rove's central role in the removal of U.S. attorneys. Also, MARKOS of DailyKos

Gonzo Watch has reached a fever pitch!


It's Day 9, and McClatchy reports that the White House is searching for a Gonzo replacement!

Support for Gonzales appeared to be collapsing under the weight of questions about his truthfulness and his management ability. White House spokesman Tony Snow offered a tepid defense when asked if Gonzales would stay on the job until the end of President Bush's term.

"We hope so," Snow said. "None of us knows what's going to happen to us over the next 21 months."

The stars have aligned for Gonzo!

You may want to complete major projects that you have been working on during the last few months before the solar change takes place.

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Monday, March 19, 2007


No me gusta, Senor Mitt:

''Hugo Chávez has tried to steal an inspiring phrase -- Patria o muerte, venceremos [Fatherland or death, we shall overcome],'' Romney said. ``It does not belong to him. It belongs to a free Cuba.''

No, it doesn't, said University of Miami Professor Jaime Suchlicki.

''It belongs to Fidel,'' said Suchlicki, an expert on Cuban history. ``I don't know where [Romney] got that.''


Romney punctuated his speech with ''Libertad, libertad, libertad!'' to show his support for freedom in Cuba. But to some, he was echoing a line from Scarface, a movie notorious for its stereotyped portrayal of Cuban immigrants.


Gonzo Watch! Day 8!


Listener Nancy has been eliminated in the "Gonzo Is Gone-zo" pool. She said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would resign on St. Patrick's Day. Unless Gonzo's resignation has been sitting on President Bush's desk since Saturday, Nancy did not have the luck of the Irish. Marc Maron could be eliminated as well -- he said Gonzo would be gone-zo today.

On the show today:

BILL SCHER, regular guest and proprietor of Liberal Oasis, author of Wait! Don't Move to Canada: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy to Win Back America on GONZO WATCH!

PAUL KRUGMAN, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University and op-ed columnist for The New York Times.

ERIC BOEHLERT, senior fellow at Media Matters for America and author of Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over for Bush joins us to talk about the imbalance of Sunday talk shows. Report is available online at

Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Thread

Valerie Plame Wilson. Under oath. Covert. 'Nuff said?

Will Gonzo be gone-zo over the weekend? If so, it would seem that Maron wins the bet. Which means he would win a copy of his own book, in addition to Sam's book and Conason's book.


[Thanks to Carol for the Gonzo pic]

Casual Friday!

Surprise! Valerie Plame testifed she WAS a covert operative when she was outed on July 14, 2003.

It's Casual Friday! Break out your official Sam Seder Show...Zubaz!



It's Gonzo Watch Day 5! Will Alberto Gonzales' (pictured below, with Karl Rove) resignation come today? Friday at 4 p.m. is a great time to dump bad news...


(PSSST ... We've been posting lots of pictures of the muppet Gonzo to, you know, make fun of Alberto Gonzales. Points to whoever can find ... or create .. a picture of Gonzo WEARING ZUBAZ.)

In the meantime, here's who's on the show today: In the 9 o'clock hour, Joe Conason of the New York Observer and Later, in the 11 o'clock hour, we'll raise Marc Maron, who according to the phone number he gave us for today is in Atlanta.

Here's today's comment thread

UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive ... from Dawn in Ann Arbor, MI. (Bravo, Dawn!) Click for a larger image.


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Straight Talk Express ... Again!

McCain's rolling out the Straight Talk Express again! Woo-hoo! Nothin' pulls in those primary voters like a bus!

Desperate times...

Thursday Thread

Good morning, all!

Today on the show: Larry Johnson, former CIA official, on the upcoming hearings on the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

This hour, we'll air the one-minute Sam Seder Show rant that YearlyKos auctioned off on eBay last month. What's our winning bidder going to say? Will it be worth $720?

Find out more about the YearlyKos Convention! (Better yet ... go!)

UPDATE: Here's the transcript of the rant that we just aired.

In August of 2006, 9/11 family members released a statement questioning the "entire veracity" of the 9/11 Commission report. [1]

In September of 2006, a documentary entitled "9/11: Press For Truth" was released, and family members at the National Press Club called for a new investigation into the events of 9/11. [2]

In October of 2006 a New York Times poll found that only 16 percent of Americans believe the Bush administration is telling the truth about 9/11. [3]

NONE of these stories were covered by the so called 'progressive media'.

(It is time for the 'progressive media' to start covering these stories.)

It is time to stop pretending that the very basis of the so-called 'war on terror' is the ONLY subject that the Bush administration has NOT lied about.

Please visit, google video, or for more information on 9/11: Press For Truth. And visit, or to start researching 9/11 today.

This is Michael Woolsey of on behalf of, thank you for your time.



OK. Discuss.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Post-Show Thread

Sen. John McCain couldn't make today's vote on implementing the remainder of the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. He chose to attend fundraisers in California instead. Check out the screenshot Bob Geiger grabbed:


Gonzo Watch! Day Three!

It's Wednesday! Hump day!

Gonzo not gonzo. Yet.

gonzo_muppet.jpg gonzo_clasp.jpg

Coming up this hour: Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress. Her site, Mic Check Radio, has a timeline and "fast facts" breakdown of the U.S. attorney firings.

A must-stop on your journey through the Gonzo story

Mortgage delinquency isn't just for high-risk borrowers anymore...

No Child Left Behind to leave children behind?

"There is a zero percent chance that we will ever reach a 100 percent target," said Robert L. Linn, co-director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA. "But because the title of the law is so rhetorically brilliant, politicians are afraid to change this completely unrealistic standard. They don't want to be accused of leaving some children behind."

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gonzo Watch!

Here's your afternoon thread.

What will Alberto Gonzales say at his 2 p.m. press conference today? Could Gonzo be gone-zo?

UPDATE, 2:50 p.m.: Ah, nuts.


On his show last Friday, Bill O'Reilly linked a tragic fire that killed 10 people, including nine children, to illegal immigration. That's right: lax enforcement of immigration laws killed members of the Magassa and Soumare family. Watch the clip on Media Matters -- and listen to the voice of reason: Geraldo Rivera. Seriously: Geraldo Rivera.

Author and oil analyst Antonia Juhasz is our guest today in the second hour. Make sure to read her op-ed in the New York Times today, "Whose Oil Is It Anyway?"

In March 2001, the National Energy Policy Development Group (better known as Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force), which included executives of America’s largest energy companies, recommended that the United States government support initiatives by Middle Eastern countries “to open up areas of their energy sectors to foreign investment.” One invasion and a great deal of political engineering by the Bush administration later, this is exactly what the proposed Iraq oil law would achieve. It does so to the benefit of the companies, but to the great detriment of Iraq’s economy, democracy and sovereignty.

Does the following blurb read like the White House might be circling its wagons around the president ... and only the president?

The president did not call for the removal of any specific United States attorneys, said Dana Perino, a White House spokeswoman. She said she had “no indication” that the president had been personally aware that a process was already under way to identify prosecutors who would be fired.

But Ms Perino disclosed that White House officials had consulted with the Justice Department in preparing the list of United States attorneys who would be removed.

Within a few weeks of the president’s comments to the attorney general, the Justice Department forced out seven prosecutors.

Gen. Peter Pace says "homosexual acts are immoral"

Paintball: Not just for office team-building anymore

Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Thread

In case you missed it, Sean Hannity's "Enemy of the Week" was Hugo Chavez. (The segment used to be called "Enemy of the State," but it was changed a week after the show debuted. Too Stalinish.)

Hannities enemies are always strongmen or Hollywood celebs. Except the time he picked the mayor of Philadelphia.

Monday, Monday

At 9:15, show regular Bill Scher talks about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan for Iraq. Here's Scher's take on the plan, from his Liberal Oasis blog. (Psst. It's Monday. You should be reading Scher's rundown of the Sunday talk shows.)

At 10:45, we'll talk to journalist and author Karen Houppert about the controversial HPV vaccine and her article in The Nation, "Who's Afraid of Gardasil?"

At 11:06: Glenn Greenwald! Check out his must-read article about the abuse of National Security Letters. Hint: "signing statement" should now be a part of your vocabulary.

Streaming problems? Check out the Liberal Talk Radio blog's compilation of audio stream links for The Sam Seder Show and other Air America shows.

Must Reads:

Who's on the new House committee on global warming?

Leave your comments below.

Friday, March 9, 2007

You gotta be shittin' me

if you are Alberto Gonzalez and you admit this:

Gonzales, Mueller admit FBI broke law
The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged Friday the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans.

Do you really believe you can end it with this?:
They apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions.


Thursday, March 8, 2007

Casual Friday

Loosen up, you uptighties!

Gay porn star + Hannity + O'riely = Sammy needs do no prep for today's show.
Max Blumenthal gives me the rub run down.

Marc Maron!

Your Calls!!!!!!!!!

Thursday - Other People Who Ought to be on Trial...

How about some folks at the NSA?

Ex-CIA bin Laden expert and WH critic Michael Scheuer


Premier Plameologist Marcy Wheeler, author of Anatomy of Deceit: How the Bush Administration Used the Media to Sell the Iraq War and Out a Spy

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Libby's not the only Bush Administration scandal that may land folks in the clink.

Rep. Maurice Hinchey "Investigate Cheney Now!"

Christy Harvey from CAP

Paul Kiel on the huge breaking scandal surrounding US Attorneys Massacre

Christy Hardin Smith from Firedoglake- the home of the Plameologists

David Sirota!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Scooter Libby.....

guilty of 4 out of 5 charges

Tuesday on the back up blog

Hearings on the Bush Administration firings of U.S. Attorneys begins.

Mark Winston Griffith from the Drum Major Institute on sub prime mortgages. Kudos Alan Greenspan.


Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and author joins us to discuss her latest piece in The Nation, A Trial for Thousands Denied Trial.

and it's tuesday... Markos joins us.

Sunday, March 4, 2007


And the nutjobs wrapped up their convention.

Will Ann Coulter still be invited onto "mainstream" news outlets?

Will Rudy's kids sabotage him?

Will privatization ever work as the cons say it will?

All this and more, on Monday.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Casual Friday ... Extreme!

Today's edition of Casual Friday has been dubbed "Casual Friday Extreme!" by the Sam Seder Juggernaut. Because, we'll, we're not in the studio today. It's that casual.

So, the Drudge Report is linking to an Evening Standard story about an ancient picture of Tony Blair making an "obscene gesture." Maybe he's pretending to grab his "Wee Prime Minister." But maybe, just maybe, he's playing that sadistic game that junior-high boys tend to play. You know, the one where I make a circle with my thumb and forefinger below my waist, and if you look at it I get to punch you twice in the shoulder. Anyone? Anyone?

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thursday Thread

Senior Administration Official (or "Thursday")

Feel free to source yourself however you like ... on today's discussion thread!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Threading the (Wed.) Needle

Joe Lieberman. Come on. Really, come on.


Comment thread below!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Happy Tuesday

Here's the discussion thread for today's show. Rock 'n' roll!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Afternoon Thread

A regulatory commission has advised the US Post Office to create a "forever stamp" that would hedge against rate increases. In other words, you can buy stamps in bulk without fear that you're going to have to buy two-cent stamps somewhere down the line.

The big question: Will this create a futures market in postal stamps?

Discuss. Or don't.

Monday on the "Shadow Blog"

**Firedoglake is live-blogging the "tainted-juror(s)" situation in the Libby trial. Check it out.

Pigs have flown: Scorsese got an Oscar and we found the login to this site! So, it's much easier to leave a comment here. Drop your comments here while we trick-out

Here's our post for the first hour of the show.

Here's the post for Hour Two.

And finally, here's the post for Hour Three.