Monday, February 26, 2007

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 SamSederShow.com

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.

200 comments:

Anonymous said...

Test, test, yo!

Grump Chew said...

G'morning and it's about f'ing time!
Dang, I gotta go. Later...

Alice said...

Chomsky on Why Bush Does Diplomacy Mafia-Style


Noam Chomsky explains what he thinks the U.S. will do to Iran, what is really at stake for America in Iraq, and why Palestinians are more likely to uphold their peace agreements than Israelis.

Michael Shank recently interviewed Noam Chomsky, noted linguist and foreign policy expert, on the latest developments in U.S. policy toward Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Venezuela. Along the way, Chomsky also commented on climate change, the World Social Forum, and why international relations are run like the mafia.

Michael Shank: With similar nuclear developments in North Korea and Iran, why has the United States pursued direct diplomacy with North Korea but refuses to do so with Iran?

Noam Chomsky: To say that the United States has pursued diplomacy with North Korea is a little bit misleading. It did under the Clinton administration, though neither side completely lived up to their obligations. Clinton didn't do what was promised, nor did North Korea, but they were making progress. So when Bush came into the presidency, North Korea had enough uranium or plutonium for maybe one or two bombs, but then very limited missile capacity. During the Bush years it's exploded. The reason is, he immediately canceled the diplomacy and he's pretty much blocked it ever since.
...

toniD said...

Well what do you know!!

Thanks Sam.

Alice said...

Good Mornin', Toni.. :)

toniD said...

toniD said...
(Updated) The White House website is getting scrubbed
by smintheus
Sun Feb 25, 2007 at 12:39:00 PM PST
On March 16, 2003 Dick Cheney went on Meet the Press. His absurd claims in that interview have since become politically embarrassing to the White House. For example, he declared...

I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.

You won't any longer find a link to this transcript on the White House website—nor, indeed, are there links to most of Cheney's interviews from before 2006. Don't believe me? Just do a search for that infamous sentence at www.whitehouse.gov.

The WH website evidently has been busy scrubbing links to interviews and perhaps other public appearances by top officials. The operation has proceeded somewhat unevenly, though aggressively. Pretty clearly the WH wants to make it much harder to research the administration's past pronouncements, especially unscripted ones, and especially those pertaining to Iraq.

LINK

toniD said...

Morning Shell :)

Sunshine Jim said...

ha!

i put a redirect link to this thread on the old thread and made it a tiny url.

the tinyurl for this thread is:


http://tinyurl.com/2r7gvl

Sunshine Jim said...

eya A.!

mornin to ya!

toniD said...

Good thing: They took off word verification. Now if they would sign up for Google Blog they'd have a blog comments area like mine that looks like Sam's old blog.

Sam, Check this out:

http://www2.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=21775273&postID=5692537447153036269&isPopup=true

toniD said...

Talabani has been transferred to an intesive care unit and has had a stint placed in his heart. Per CNN

toniD said...

Libby trial: One of the jurors has been exposed to news outside of the court room. They are looking into this now.

Anonymous said...

Here's the problem with this 'latest' hijacking of money to do illegal things by Republican't Administrations. Where is the consequence? They are all complicit. They get into power and then they pardon all the people who do illegal things for them. Like you said, the same people are doing it again. Becuase they didn't get punished for their illegal activities. And if they dems didn't hold them accountable then they are giving their silent OK to the process.

toniD said...

From firedoglake:

The jury is back in the courthouse for deliberations today. I checked with folks on the staff, and delibrations are scheduled to begin on time today, despite some inclement weather in DC over the weekend. There is a note that will be addressed in the courtroom at 9:45 am ET this morning, and the parties have been asked to be there to deal with it. (This could be as simple as a jury question or another request for materials. Take deep breaths.) As soon as we hear anything, we will let you know — we will have folks on the scene today reporting in whenever we get news. And now, back to your reading and your regularly scheduled waiting for a verdict. (Yes, deliberations for more than 2 and a half days are very, very common. Please do not fret.) — CHS

http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/02/26/libby-trial-what-is-an-allen-charge/

Sunshine Jim said...

ha!

the shadow blog!

we were wondering last night

what was wrong with sam and we finally concluded that he was being 'communised' by all those Duck onna sticks that he gobbles...

Sunshine Jim said...

re negroponte.

welcome to the twilight zone...

toniD said...

Ellen Degeneris said a few things, last night, that were subtle but she got her point across...

1. If it weren't for Jews, Blacks and Gays, there wouldn't be an Oscar.

2. She said that Gore was the duly elected president.

Sunshine Jim said...

Ellen Degeneris is a gutsy babe.

good for her!

Dave said...

Sam,

Now don't take this the wrong way because I really love you and Air America, but is Air America part of the establishment media?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/260207mediablacklists.htm

Do you really think we can stop this Administration from nuking Iran without exposing them on 9/11 and OKC? What kind of new "catylizing event" will it take to justify the nuking of Iran? Good luck because by that point, this Presidents 29% support will at least double and you will once again be drowned out by the neocons in the corporate media.

Unless maybe you start having a serious discussion about the criminal elements within this administration driving the military industrial complex.

Have a great Monday!

-Dave in Massapequa, NY

Crank Bait said...

toniD said...
Talabani has been transferred to an intesive care unit and has had a stint placed in his heart. Per CNN
-------------------------------
Bait: "How long's the stent stint?"
toniD: "Two weeks."
Bait: "How 'bout the stint stent?"
toniD: "Two inches."

Sunshine Jim said...

eya dave

we've brought that up a coupla hundred times.

thanks for kicking in your opinion as well.

every comment helps.

toniD said...

Documentary makers claim they have found the tomb of Jesus and that he was married and had a son.

The documentary will air Sunday on the Discovery Channel.

What will the religeous right have to say about this?

Producers of this documentary will be holding a live press conference later today. Say they have DNA proof. per CNN

Sunshine Jim said...

eya crnkr!

mornin bud.

"we have blog!"

Anonymous said...

Hey...Iran Contra Version 2.0, gotta love these guys!

Anonymous said...

Ellen did not say he was 'duly elected'. She pointed to some lady and said she had been nominated and no one had voted for her whereas Al had had people vote for him. She didn't say he won.

Anonymous said...

tonid,

OK, I think you must be a conservative, because this must have been pulled out of thin air (or somewhere else). DNA, my a**. For DNA evidence, you'd need Jesus's DNA and the son's DNA and then you'd compare. As far as I know, they haven't gotten any DNA sample from Jesus as yet.
Maybe you're thinking of Anna Nicole. . .

I said...

For the republicans, the Middle East is a 'learn as you go' kind of experience.

Anyone could have foreseen the (partial) unification of the only two majority Shiite countries in the world.

Sunshine Jim said...

Anna Nicole is Jesus?

i'm calling the tabloids with this one.

"Anonymous blogger says Anna Nicole and jesus have the same DNA!"

toniD said...

Gov. auditor says fiscal outlook is 'spiraling out of control' Michael Roston
Published: Monday February 26, 2007

Congress's auditor warned in a monthly update released last Friday that the latest data on America's fiscal outlook shows "a federal debt burden that ultimately spirals out of control."

The January update was based on new data supplied to the Government Accountability Office by the Congressional Budget Office, and identified spiraling national health care costs as the main culprit for the country's budgetary woes. The report also challenged a key assumption about the nation's fiscal future made by President George W. Bush in his release of the 2008 budget.

Using a pair of different simulations of government outlays, the GAO bluntly states that "the Nation's long-term fiscal future is 'at risk.'" It considered different futures in which discretionary spending grows more quickly or slowly, and in which tax cuts are renewed or allowed to expire.

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

most people react to this all with the info they get at the propaganda level.

theres a lot more to this than what's covered by the corporate media.

so the real question is this...

what do you think is really going on?

Anonymous said...

Love the Sam Seder show, but hate those guys before 9 A.M. in the morning they are boring!

toniD said...

200,000: Number of U.S. veterans who are homeless, including approximately 500-1,000 who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

Matt's always a good un!

pretty good show today.

GBC said...

Happy Monday morning everyone. :)

toniD said...

Talabani's Doctor now deny's the move. Said Talbani is stable. Per CNN

toniD said...

Morning Charlie! Did you watch the Oscars? Long show!

Lot's of winger slams and snarks last night.

On MSNBC: Brittish Intel warns of al Quada plot against Prince Harry

daniel said...

Hey All. I totally saw the movie "Silver City" Last night. Pretty insane.

toniD said...

Escalation update: “U.S. troops, Iraqi soldiers and officials, and Baghdad residents say the plan is hampered because security forces cannot identify, let alone apprehend, the elusive perpetrators of the violence. … ‘I don’t know who I’m fighting most of the time,’ said Staff Sgt. Joseph Lopez.’”

LINK

Crank Bait said...

J.C. Jr.: "They said I wasn't kosher."

peacemom said...

Everyone is talking about a possible Iran war as if the plans were just discovered today. Same old, same old....and same disaster is about to happen.

Are we going to let Bush just keep on massacring the world?

STOP HIM BEFORE HE KILLS MORE.

CLICK HERE

toniD said...

I'm at the courthouse, and as Christy said in her update, one of the jurors was exposed to media coverage of the trial. Nobody really expected anything early this morning, so everyone is scrambling into the media room to try and figure out what's going on. Both teams are in the courtroom, and Fitzgerald, Wells, Jeffress and the judge are back with the jurors. Lots of finger drumming, toe tapping and leg swinging on the part of those left waiting. I'm sure the message from the judge to come back to court this morning was like a tazer jolt to everyone's already jangled nerves this morning.

What does this all mean? Well I, like everyone else, look to Christy:

They will voir dire (question) the juror in question, as well as all of the members of the jury to see what that juror saw and what, if any, impact it had in deliberations. It could be as innocuous as seeing a headline.


I'm wondering if this is a product of the Toensing nullification argument special in the WaPo, to be perfectly honest.

Once they go through the discussion with the jurors on the record, there will be some determination made as to whether or not there is a substantial impact on the jury deliberations — or whether there is cause for a mistrial. If a mistrial is declared, they will have to retry the whole case.


What is more likely is that the judge will determine that what the juror saw did not have a substantial impact. Judge Walton will then admonish the jury not to have contact with media — period. He may decide to sequester the jury from here on out. He will likely issue a cautionary instruction on how this should or should not enter the jury room. But we'll have to see what the level of exposure was to know what will happen.

And now we wait.

http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/02/26/7460/

Sunshine Jim said...

Eya GBC, mornin bud!

i need more coffee. and blintzes!

eya danirl

welcome to the shadow bloggie.

we're redecorating the bunker now.

Sunshine Jim said...

that boat skipper had it desd on.

glad to see the lines lit up.

eya Sam,

dam good show bud!

toniD said...

Anonymous said...
tonid,

OK, I think you must be a conservative, because this must have been pulled out of thin air (or somewhere else). DNA, my a**. For DNA evidence, you'd need Jesus's DNA and the son's DNA and then you'd compare. As far as I know, they haven't gotten any DNA sample from Jesus as yet.
Maybe you're thinking of Anna Nicole. . .

Anon, Shut up! I'm just reporting what they said. I didn't say I agreed with it.

Anonymous said...

US weapons and guidence were used in Afghanistan during the war with the Soviets and in Iraq during the war with Iran. In Vietnam, the chinese were obviously supporting the Vietcong and we ended up establishing diplomatic ties with them shortly after the war ended. Why is this any different then what Iran is being accused of doing? I don't think they or anyone else should have nukes. They are protecting thier interests in the region. Thier interests are obviously different from ours. The hypocricy of our government in regards to who can do and have weapons or territory is amazing. Can anyone say PNAC!?!

toniD said...

They are going with eleven jurors in the Libby Case

Sunshine Jim said...

good!

the west coast governors getting their pollution and energy programs running.

major change there folks.

putting the squeeze on the bushies too.

i love it!

toniD said...

(jury filed back in)

Walton: The law does now allow you to continue your deliberations with 11 jururs, so that's what I'm going to do. Let me just ask if all of you have kept yourself isolated from any information about this case — if that is so, raise your hand. Okay, everybody raised their hand saying they have not had any outside information, and I ask that you continue to do that. It is imperative — you must decide this case based only on what you heard in this courtroom. With that I ask that you go back and proceed with your deliberations. Thank you.

(recess — 11:01 am)

http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/02/26/7460/

web_geek said...

eya shadow blog!

CeeCee said...

This morning's callers have answered the question "why do they hate us?"

Sunshine Jim said...

11 means they can't have a hung jury too!

if this was a cheney scam did it just backfire?

Jazmin said...

web_geek said...
eya shadow blog!

February 26, 2007 8:05 AM

*****************

Is this the same web_geek from the AF blog?

Sunshine Jim said...

eya web_geek!

coffee's on the counter, help yerself.

web_geek said...

eya Jim! Thanks! I really need the coffee this morning.

eya Jazmin! Yes, I be me... the same geek from AFB!

:cheese:

CrunchyKnee said...

eya' Shadow blog.

Hey, why not use Franken's old blog? I'm sure the cheesy database is still sitting there.

Sam, get one of your underlings to change the header on Franken blog and we're good to go.

Clay said...

I live in Western Arkansas next to Oklahoma and the question was asked: Do the police (or law enforcement) have nothing better to do than to stake out and keep people from having gay sex?

No. Judges keep shutting down the speed traps around here, so they have to do something.

toniD said...

Sunshine Jim said...
11 means they can't have a hung jury too!

if this was a cheney scam did it just backfire?

February 26, 2007 8:10 AM

Jim, remember when the jury all wore the red t-shirts with the hearts on Valentine's day. All except one. The woman that did not go along was the older woman that, today, was dismissed from the jury.

Robert said...

Wikipedia is Biased toward facts? WOW!

toniD said...

The juror who was dismissed was the art curator who wouldn't wear red on Valentine's day. Wells is reportedly quite happy with the results, and we hear Mr. Fitzgerald came as close to losing that poker face as he has — he was evidently quite pissed.

CW has it that things are going to be a bit nutty from hereon in.

http://www.firedoglake.com/2007/02/26/art-curator-dismissed-from-libby-trial/

Alice said...

alan dream shorts

Jazmin said...

web_geek said...
eya Jim! Thanks! I really need the coffee this morning.

eya Jazmin! Yes, I be me... the same geek from AFB!

:cheese:

February 26, 2007 8:14 AM

************

How ya been baby? I've missed you!

*kiss*

Sunshine Jim said...

eya AF gang!

welcome to the shadow bloggie bunker!

Jazmin said...

CrunchyKnee said...
eya' Shadow blog.

Hey, why not use Franken's old blog? I'm sure the cheesy database is still sitting there.

Sam, get one of your underlings to change the header on Franken blog and we're good to go.

February 26, 2007 8:15 AM

************

Hiya Crunch! Long time no see. : )

GBC said...

Did you watch the Oscars?

Hiya toniDeeee!

I watched off and on whilst packing. Moving in two weeks to my new place back in SLC proper. No more freakin' suburbs and commuting. Wahoo!

Al and Leo's lil bit where the music ushered Al off before his "announcement" was kinda funny.

Anonymous said...

There was another Truth Conference this weekend. Here is a peak at what the corporate media doesn't want you to see before making up your own mind. As far as they are concerned, they have already made up your mind for you!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9046804812765633069&hl=en

Sunshine Jim said...

waiting for a few seditionista's to surface.

bloggie migrations

Reeffer Jello said...

Hi gang! It is really getting hard to follow you. Man, I sure miss the blog! How are you doing Jim...Toni?

CrunchyKnee said...

Hiya, Jaz!

Anonymous said...

Actually, Turkey is has voiced concern that Iraqi Kurdistan will engage in ethnic cleansing. Some reports say it is already happening. As much as I like Sam, it does annoy me that he never mentions the Assyrians, Chaldians and a huge number of Turcoman said to be living in the North.

My fear is that by ignoring these other groups we are not unlike some who refute the holocaust because they don't believe there were millions of jews in Europe for the nazis to kill. Lets not forget that the Kurds have no track record on minority rights.

Alice said...

Pretty intense towards the end when the one guy cuts her bra...her face & reactions, the audiences..

Reefer Jello said...

WoW! I can't even spell my own nic over here!

This will be more sober.

web_geek said...

Jazmin said...
How ya been baby? I've missed you!

*kiss*

February 26, 2007 8:19 AM


I've been good! Nice to read you!!

:smooch:

Jazmin said...

Dewey... hahahahaha What a moron!

Nukeboot said...

Wow. Is there any way we can stop Dewey from voting? Maybe an IQ test for voter's registration is a good idea after all...

Jazmin said...

web_geek said...
Jazmin said...
How ya been baby? I've missed you!

*kiss*

February 26, 2007 8:19 AM

I've been good! Nice to read you!!

:smooch:

February 26, 2007 8:28 AM

**********

Back atcha cookie face!!

toniD said...

Post Office May Issue 'Forever' Stamp
Feb 26, 7:54 AM (ET)

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID

WASHINGTON (AP) - The next hike in postage rates could be ameliorated by the introduction of a "forever" stamp that would cover first-class postage despite future increases.

The independent Postal Regulatory Commission scheduled a Monday morning briefing to announce its ruling on the Postal Service's requests to raise first-class rates 3 cents to 42 cents and to establish the permanent stamp.

If the commission agrees, the matter goes back to the board of governors of the Postal Service, which is expected to schedule any rate changes in May. The commission can also reject or modify the rate proposal and send that to the postal board for a response.

A key part of the plan is the so-called forever stamp, which would allow consumers to hedge against future rate increases.

The stamp, which would not show a denomination, would sell for the first-class rate at the time of purchase and would remain valid for mailing permanently, even if rates increase.

That means folks who stocked up on forever stamps could say goodbye to those annoying 2-cent or 3-cent stamps that have to be added to letters every time rates go up.

For the average consumer, the most visible change would be the proposed increase to 42 cents for mailing letters, although the broad-ranging rate proposal covers a multitude of types of mail.

http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fapnews.myway.com%2F%2Farticle%2F20070226%2FD8NHDH900.html

Sunshine Jim said...

Reefer Jello!

eya bud! ya we hid the bunker.

pretty cool eh? we've disguised the entry as a burger joint/coffee shop mini mall.

i've got the hobby shop on the corner.

ToniD runs the Greek restaraunt.

you wanna run the hydroponics in sub cellar 13?

Jazmin said...

I wish the "Sammy Cam" was on everyday. I can't stand this bumper music.

Dave said...

Have you ever listened to "When Democracy Fails" by Thom Hartmann? The video isn't necessary here, but you gotta hear this. This is why Thom Hartmann is one of he best ever!!!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1251628960376247583&q=thom+hartmann

(you might have to right click and select the appropriate option to launch this link)

Alice said...

Awwwwww!

*Kisses & Smooches* on this blog....

Gets me all misty...thanks web_geek & jamin...

:)

toniD said...

Morning Reefer!!

Sunshine Jim said...

the bumper elavatorfication is a neocon sonic warfare ploy to numb our brains.

we've developed counterstrategies

Alice said...

*z

Jazmin said...

Alice said...
Awwwwww!

*Kisses & Smooches* on this blog....

Gets me all misty...thanks web_geek & jamin...

:)

February 26, 2007 8:38 AM

Everyone needs a lil' love. : )

daniel said...

According to George Bush's body language, by the way he squints when he lies about something that he had no idea about that should normally be fairly easy to understand, suggets hehe grins when hes nervous and soils himself when he does so.....

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Air America stream on Itunes?

I listen regularly using Itunes, but for the past week or so, the stream is silent.

I then tried the Real Player stream which works, but times out every 30 seconds so I have to restart it.

This is frustrating.

Is the Itunes stream being silent an Air America issue or an Itunes issue? I am located in DFW Texas. Is anyone else having the same problem with the Itunes stream of Air America?

I feel the Itunes stream is one of the best things Air America has going for them and that this problem should be rectified ASAP for me, and the thousands of other loyal listeners who are virtually cut off from listening to your programs.

Thanks.

Rob in Dallas

daniel said...

And the crusty white stuff filled with fascist maggots all around the corners of his mouth is his body language that suggest he just sucked Satan off.

Reefer Jello said...

Jim...it is funny you would mention the hydroponics unit in the basement. Only this morning, a friend stopped by with some yield from his
and all I can say is Wowee
Zowee!

The older ya get.....the
better ya feel!

Sunshine Jim said...

the best real stream link is this one so far

http://play.rbn.com/?url=airam/airam/live/live.rm&proto=rtsp

daniel said...

According to Moreen's body language, she learned journalism from Hellen Keller.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya Rob in Dallas

the best real stream link is this one so far:

http://play.rbn.com/?url=airam/airam/live/live.rm&proto=rtsp

i said...

I still hope the blog will be back up soon.

Sunshine Jim said...

Daniel!

you still drawing this stuff?

i liked yer drawings a coupla years ago.

toniD said...

Video: 60 Minutes finds 'dissension in the Ranks' David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday February 26, 2007

In a piece entitled 'Dissension in the Ranks,' Lara Logan reports for 60 Minutes on a "large group of soldiers and Marines who are fed up" with the Iraq war.

"Americans in the military have been asked to make extraordinary sacrifices in recent years, particularly in Iraq, where the casualties are mounting, tours of duty are being extended, and some of them have had enough," says 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft, introducing the piece.

"As a patriotic citizen who served two combat tours in Iraq, I just feel like this war, it's simply just not working out anymore, and soldiers are dying there everyday," Specialist Kevin Torres told CBS.

The video below contains select clips of the report. A transcript and full video are available at CBS News.

LINK

Dave said...

Yes I agree about the iTunes issue. It's the easiest way for me to get friends and family to listen, not to mention that it's also my preferred way to listen at home and at work. (Is there any way the new owner can buy WABC and use their antenna instead?)

Please fix this!!! -- Don;t make me give away my Podcasts credentials!!! :)

passiveconsumer said...

February 26, 2007 7:30 AM --

your brilliant sunny.
hehehehe

Sunshine Jim said...

polyploid reefer,

we're gonma have pot snobs fairly soon.

'Yes the superior chystalizaton is from the rich light they getfrom the using classic Acme ultraviolet spectrums"

Alice said...

Hi passiveconsumer!

When does & where does your new show start?

toniD said...

Raw Story interviews conservative blogger from Libby Trial:

Other Libby blogger responds: Plame outing result of 'casual and innocent mistakes'

Anonymous said...

I still hope the blog will be back up soon.
February 26, 2007 8:47 AM

So do I. Maybe then the incessant whining here will stop.

Sunshine Jim said...

we should do a sketch of the

"Swift Love Boat"

Jazmin said...

"Earth Tones" Oh God forbid!!!

i said...

I love Maureen Dowd because she has red hair and big hooters.

And she looks fantastic at 54.

That's as deep as it gets. :)

Sunshine Jim said...

or "Swift Boat Island"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link.

It has already timed out once since I logged on.

I am one of the avid listeners who will jump through hoops to get the stream, but most won't.

That is why the Itunes stream...(wait the stream just timed out again)...That is why the Itunes stream is so important to Air America.

Is this a problem with Itunes or is it with Air America. I know that Air America was just sold recently so I would hope it is not a matter of an unpaid bill of some sort.

Rob in Dallas

Sunshine Jim said...

lmao!

Anonymous said...

Alice said...
Awwwwww!

*Kisses & Smooches* on this blog....

Gets me all misty...thanks web_geek & jamin...

:)

February 26, 2007 8:38 AM

Hehe :)

"Misty" Sarah Vaughn 03:00

"NC"

toniD said...

Is this a problem with Itunes or is it with Air America. I know that Air America was just sold recently so I would hope it is not a matter of an unpaid bill of some sort.

Rob in Dallas

It might be on your side Rob. I have no problem with the link Sunny Jim posted!

Avedon said...

Polls already show that the majority of Americans want the Bush administration investigated and if it is found that they have committed high crimes and misdemeanors, impeached.

So we already have the majority of the people. We just don't seem to be able to convince our gerrymandered Congress.

Anonymous said...

Sam...Sam...Sam...SAM!

Decaf for you, buddy. You invite opposing viewpoints on, and then you drown them out so their comments can't be heard. Half of good dialogue is listening -- try it!

Dave

toniD said...

I don't use itunes so I don't know anything about that.

CMinCA said...

Good Morning Blog!

Alice said...

Don't be silly, the whining never stops...:)

Sunshine Jim said...

timing out?

try a reboot and reconnect.

theres a pile of jinks sometimes.

real stream available too. yer probby running a mac?

passiveconsumer said...

hey there Alicee!
ow you been?

www.wnyradio.com

I'm going to do a call in show during the week, probably tuesday or wens,3-5, and a music show on the weekends. everything should be ready to go live next week, & there should be podcasts and such.

I'll try and link more info @ my weblog, & Toni's. I'll probably be stealing most of my stories from her anyway.

it'll be neat if it works out the way were hoping.

Catharine said...

Wow. That last guy was a mess.

Buddy, you gotta stop taking methamphetamines. Its a bad buzz dude.

You can't form a sentence. And it is clearly effecting your reasoning.

Alice said...

Morning NEWS CONSUMER....!

:)

Catharine said...

Sam...Sam...Sam...SAM!

Decaf for you, buddy. You invite opposing viewpoints on, and then you drown them out so their comments can't be heard. Half of good dialogue is listening -- try it!

Dave

February 26, 2007 8:59 AM

What?

I think he should have been drowning that last guy out more than he did.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya CMinCA!

welcome back!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information.

"It might be on your side Rob. I have no problem with the link Sunny Jim posted!"

I am still having problems even after setting the connection time-out to 120 seconds.

I have DSL provided by AT&T. Maybe this is the first taste of flow control by the ISPs. So much for net neutrality. LOL

AT&T is not neutral in any sense of the term.

Rob in Dallas

daniel said...

Actually, Im experimenting with a character. And redeveloping my old Todd McFarlain rippoffs working with creating a an Earth3 comic world like Marvel or DC although its a prototype character. I have this one drawing I NEED to finsh, but the political weasels who were originaly portrayed , out of like 12 unholy characters, only 5 0r 6 are still there. SO it doesnt make as much sense. But I got somethings, working. Actually todays probably a good day for that.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya Catharina!

whaddya think of the

new and improved Shadow Bloggie Bunker?

do you think the dayglo in the entrance tunnel is too much?

i like the old psychadelic poster art though and the black light effects

CrunchyKnee said...

AAR on iTunes is not working for me either. It has been down for ~1 week.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya Daniel,

just use the original art for a flashback transition.

history gives it depth.

toniD said...

More on that Docu about the tomb of Jesus:

Archaeologists, scholars dispute Jesus documentary
Story Highlights• Documentary claims to have found bones of Jesus' family
• Film suggests Jesus may have had son
• Archaeologists, religious scholars skeptical
• Oscar-winner James Cameron directed film


JERUSALEM (AP) -- Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by the Oscar-winning director James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets.

"The Lost Tomb of Christ," which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries -- small caskets used to store bones -- discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to a press release issued by the Discovery Channel.

One of the caskets even bears the title, "Judah, son of Jesus," hinting that Jesus may have had a son. And the very fact that Jesus had an ossuary would contradict the Christian belief that he was resurrected and ascended to heaven.

Most Christians believe Jesus' body spent three days at the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City. The burial site identified in Cameron's documentary is in a southern Jerusalem neighborhood nowhere near the church.

In 1996, when the BBC aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television.

"They just want to get money for it," Kloner said.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Alice said...
Morning NEWS CONSUMER....!

:)

February 26, 2007 9:02 AM

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Hi Alice.

Working on a few things
including ----------->*

toniD said...

U.S. military's ability to respond to additional crisis at greater risk
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has upgraded to "significant" the risk facing the U.S. military's capability to respond to another crisis in a timely manner, according to two U.S. military sources familiar with the matter, CNN has confirmed.

Gen. Peter Pace sent the classified assessment in the last several days to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. By rating the risk as "significant," Gates under law, was then compelled to send his own classified report to Congress on how the military would deal with such a risk. Officials said they did not know the last time, if ever, the risk previously was labeled "significant."

They emphasized that the U.S. military could still muster forces and equipment to deal with another contingency, but said the Gates report details the measures that would required. An additional deployment would cost more and require the use of troops who might not initially be well trained as front line combat forces, the officials said. For example, an additional crisis could require a massive mobilization of the National Guard, depending on the contingency.

The assessments by both Pace and Gates focus on a potential third crisis that might erupt while U.S. forces remain engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan. --From CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr (Posted 8:37 a.m.)
From CNN Wire

Sunshine Jim said...

the science fiction part of me thinks

cloned jesus

toniD said...

I have DSL provided by AT&T. Maybe this is the first taste of flow control by the ISPs. So much for net neutrality. LOL

AT&T is not neutral in any sense of the term.

Rob in Dallas

February 26, 2007 9:06 AM

Ihave that too, AT&T. I agree they are not net neutral and have written them about that and releasing my info to the Gov't. Are you on a PC or a MAC?

toniD said...

Governors critical of Bush's health care plan
Congressional help sought on children's health care

WASHINGTON - Governors from both parties are opposing President Bush's budget for a health care program that insures millions of children of the working poor, warning that failure to meet its spending needs will inflate the already high number of uninsured.

The budget dispute dominated discussions among governors Sunday, who promised to bring the matter to Bush and his Cabinet officials at private meetings Monday.

At stake is coverage for 6 million people, overwhelmingly children, as well as the hopes of many governors in tackling the larger challenge of the uninsured. All governors rely on the State Children's Health Insurance Program, intended to aid uninsured working families.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17342995/

Sunshine Jim said...

i've had an interesting offer.

anybody want to be a reporter?

lemme know, text or voice, both available.

get some air time, open topic

news from yer turf welcome.

web_geek said...

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

SOME of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.

Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack.

“There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible.”

toniD said...

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Draft Oil Law

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The Iraqi Cabinet approved a long-awaited draft oil law on Monday, sending it to parliament for consideration, the prime minister said, calling the agreement "another founding stone in state-building."

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government had promised a new oil law by the end of 2006 but missed the deadline due to objections from the Kurds, and it faced pressure from the Bush administration to come through. Many of Iraq's vast oil reserves can be found in the Kurdish north and the Shiite south, and the Kurds wanted a greater role in awarding contracts and administering the revenues.

Al-Maliki said Monday's agreement was an important step toward encouraging investment in the country's battered oil industry.

"Thanks be to God, the Iraqi government has laid another founding stone in state-building - the law of oil and gas - which will be beneficial to Iraqis of all sects and ethnicities," he said.

He said the law will be referred to the 275-member parliament for approval.

"This law will guarantee for Iraqis, not just now but for future generations too, complete national control over this natural wealth," Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said.

LINK

Alice said...

President Morales Climbs to 65% in Bolivia

Public support for Evo Morales increased this month in Bolivia, according to a poll by Apoyo, OpiniĆ³n y Mercado. 65 per cent of respondents approve of their president’s performance, up six points since January.

Morales—an indigenous leader—won the December 2005 presidential election as the candidate for the Movement to Socialism (MAS), with 53.72 per cent of the vote. He officially took over as Bolivia’s head of state in January 2006.

Alice said...

Cuba Opens Experimental Wind Farm

Cuba has opened an experimental wind farm, hoping alternative energy sources can one day ease occasional power shortages while reducing the island's dependence on oil, state news media reported Sunday.

The $3.4 million park, featuring six 180-foot windmills, was established on Isla de la Juventud, an island south of Havana, according to the Communist Party youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

Exactly when the park was inaugurated was unclear, but officials estimate that during its first year of operation it could produce 1,800 megawatts of electricity. That would save Cuba about $136,000 in oil costs on international market, the newspaper said.

The park was built using French technology, and its windmills are designed to be disassembled quickly in case of hurricanes or tropical storms.

Officials hope to finish work on another wind park with six windmills, located in the eastern province of Holguin, by the end of the year. ...

Alice said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17260998/

Bus riders get free yoga sessions on way to work

Alice said...

Talking Points for the Next War

http://www.antiwar.com/engelhardt/?articleid=10579

Bush's Future Iran War Speech

Alice said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6398415.stm

Indonesia shuts East Timor border
Timorese Prime Minister

Indonesia has closed its border with East Timor after rebels raided an East Timorese police post and seized a large number of automatic weapons.

This was done to prevent the rebels from escaping into Indonesian territory, officials in Jakarta said.

East Timor is preparing for elections in April after the previous government collapsed in May 2005.

The island nation won independence from Indonesia in 1999 following a UN-sponsored referendum.
...

Alice said...

Utopians Dreamt of Revolution, Yet the World Woke Unreformed

“History has no culmination!” proclaims the intellectual Alexander Herzen to Karl Marx in a dream at the close of Tom Stoppard’s “Coast of Utopia.” It has no goal. “There is no libretto.”
...

bibimimi troll'p said...

i've been to Monticello. the slave quarters didn't look all that happnin'.

toniD said...

FYI -

PIRG: ATM Debit Cards
1. INTRODUCTION
Look in your wallet. Pull out your ATM card. PIRG has been receiving complaints about fraudulent use of new ATM "debit" cards with Visa or Mastercard logos. The new cards can be used with or WITHOUT a secret code (PIN) in gas stations, grocery stores or restaurants, or even over the phone, just like a credit card.

When the cards are used without a PIN, it is called an "off-line" transaction. A thief who has a copy of a debit card restaurant receipt can drain your checking account, even if your card itself or PIN hasn't been stolen. Worse, under the law, your liability is higher for debit card fraud than for credit card fraud, although VISA and Mastercard have announced that their issuing banks are voluntarily reducing liability, due to pressure from PIRG and other consumer advocates. Worse, regardless of your ultimate liability, with ATM debit card fraud, the thief has your money, from your checking account, and you still have to fight to get it back from the bank.

VISA calls its ATM card a VISA CHECK CARD. Mastercard calls its card a MASTERMONEY CARD. Some banks issue one, some the other. Banks are pushing them hard, and replacing expired "plain old ATM cards" (which can be used in some restaurants and gas stations with a PIN or secret code) with these slick debit cards, without asking if you want one.

Here's why: More merchants have credit card readers than PIN-based readers and banks make more money when you use an off-line debit card than when you make a PIN-based on-line transaction (the bank gets a percantage fee, or merchant discount, from the merchant who accepts the off-line card, instead of a smaller flat fee for PIN-transactions).

For either debit card transaction, both banks and merchants make more money and face lower risks than when you write a check-- the bank saves money on check clearing costs, there is less float time, and the merchants doesn't need to worry about bounced check risks or bounced check fees.

The cards also offer consumers convenience, but at a price.

http://www.pirg.org/consumer/banks/debit/fact.htm

Anonymous said...

If there are any Eugene, Springfield OR. people on the blog, we need to let KOPT know, putting Stephanie Miller on in Al's old spot is not acceptable. I have been pushing hard to get Sam put on from the three pm to six slot, but have had no luck. Even if you're not from here it may not hurt to call. Their number is 541-343-4100.

Anonymous said...

hey,
what's that song called that goes "I wanna get a tattoo, so people know that I'm cool."? It's driving me nuts and I can't find it on google.
tukewl4u720@aol.com

Anonymous said...

P.S., just wanna mention that I listen to sam seder on the itunes podcast, not on the original radio or stream. I don't think that shows up on the ratings but I know of a lot of other people who listen to the podcast too, and just wanted to put that out there. Big Fan of the Show, Sam.
Fenton Mewly!
tukewl4u720@aol.com

Anonymous said...

With all the scary stuff in the latest SY Hirsh piece you talked about this morning----------remember that Bush as a signing statement which authorizes him to declare martial law. Help!

Anonymous said...

I love your show, Sam.....keep up the good work! TheDebbieDee

toniD said...

Here's the Video from C&L on Gen. Pace saying we are Stretched thin on our military:

Pentagon worried it can’t meet a third threat
By: John Amato @ 10:29 AM - PST
The term "stretched too thin" seems applicable here…

Download (313) | Play (212) Download (291) | Play (132)

LINK

toniD said...

60 Minutes: Mike Wallace Takes On Bill O’Reilly

Alice said...

Hey Toni, remember when I mentioned I used to have all those kids over to my house a few summers ago? Well, I last saw them month or so ago, & they were all talking about the prescription drugs they take...anyway...that made me feel terrible for them...poor kids...well this morning I found out one of them died...his mother called us & said he used to talk about us to her....I just feel terrible...these kids up here seem to have no hope...just drugs drugs drugs.... funeral is Saturday...*sigh*....

air-ono said...
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air-ono said...
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Alice said...

a/o!!

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

Oh how I've missed you.....

air-ono said...

i won't rest until i have a body...

like this

(i know i got in me)

toniD said...

Alice said...
Hey Toni, remember when I mentioned I used to have all those kids over to my house a few summers ago? Well, I last saw them month or so ago, & they were all talking about the prescription drugs they take...anyway...that made me feel terrible for them...poor kids...well this morning I found out one of them died...his mother called us & said he used to talk about us to her....I just feel terrible...these kids up here seem to have no hope...just drugs drugs drugs.... funeral is Saturday...*sigh*....

Sorry to hear that Shell. What kind of drugs? Hard drugs or over the counter type?

I feel bad for these kids today! So much to deal with. They really can't be just kids anymore.

air-ono said...

//Oh how I've missed you.....

sarcasm?

because i've been around

air-ono said...

ok, to erase these

February 26, 2007 12:07 PM

February 26, 2007 12:07 PM

so early,

and i'm so revolting

toniD said...

You're a sick man ono!

Have to get ready for work. We have a meeting tonight as well.

I'll check in b4 I leave.

air-ono said...

waiting for the o.g. to come back with coffee & turkish delight

for my sweet palate

air-ono said...

//You're a sick man ono!//

one day i'll spent a week with you and drive you insane

and you'll feel 20 years younger

: )

Alice said...

No not sarcasm...we've just been all flying around the internets with our home base gone so I don't feel like we've been too close lately....

*

I think he took all sorts of combinations of prescription drugs...legal & illegal...He had heart problems to begin with....Such a sweet boy though...I lent him some books like Be Here Now & things...trying to open his eyes to new stuff....But up here it's hard for kids...There's nothing to do...

Alice said...

* As Tension Escalates Between the U.S. and Iran, An Iranian Student Shares His Fears About A U.S. Attack on His Home Country *

Faced with the possibility of a US attack, how are the Iranian people responding to the latest developments? And how has US policy in the Middle East shaped Iranian public opinion? We speak with Hani Mansourian, a Masters student in International Affairs at Columbia University.

Listen/Watch/Read http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/26/157248

Alice said...

February 26, 2007 12:11 PM

mmm...

air-ono said...

//No not sarcasm...//

ok,

i'll erase my 1st 2 comments

air-ono said...

god smite me

i'm even too embarrassed to tell the o.g.

(he'd probably kill me)

Alice said...

Library Ninja

air-ono said...

if it wasn't so reprehensible

i'd beg for forgiveness

air-ono said...

my week with toni would consist of her cussing me, kicking and scratching me

this will dissipate all her rage for bush co.

and she'll feel a million dollars

Anonymous said...

New thread up.
Sweet!

air-ono said...

ok, time for shower and shave

might shave my chest and put a giant jesus-cross tatt on

Sunshine Jim said...

Alice said...

Chomsky on Why Bush Does Diplomacy Mafia-Style


http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/48494


just finished that article.

it's a dandy all right. Noam lays the uppermost levels of this scam wide open.

and he's perfectly right in calling it Mafia style.

air-ono said...

S.J.

wanna quick skype

Sunshine Jim said...

sure

tried to get yer attention the last time!

lemme warm up pooter 2

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you have all heard about the Hersh article in the New Yorker. The Bush administration is stemming growth of Shi'ite influence in the Middle East specifically the Iranian govt. and Hezbollah in Lebanon. By funding violent Suni groups the U.S has been pumping $$$ without congressinal authority and without congressional oversight. For covert operations in the middle East where it wants to stop Shi'ite spread and influence. Funds have ended up wit 3 Suni Jihadist groups who are connected with Al Qaeda but want to take on Hezbollah. The president's executive priviledge has been taken to the fullest extreme. I wonder what our congress will do with this information?

Anonymous said...

So much of our media is all about distaction and dumbing down America. Hmm i wonder why that is?! Keeps the Americans in their 'place'.

Anonymous said...

air-ono said...
//You're a sick man ono!//

one day i'll spent a week with you and drive you insane

and you'll feel 20 years younger

: )

February 26, 2007 12:20 PM

Or twenty times dumber!

hahahaha

hey! there is no word verification!

damn. I demand word verification!

fine. I'll make up my own:

rughdvr

Anonymous said...

above was me- in case anyone cares

-conbo

tpberood

Put the word verification back on!

I am having to make up my own here.

Anonymous said...

Only the shadow knows...

wehuyjic

-conbo

Anonymous said...

fine. im going over to the daily kos.

they have structure and rules that are fun to break.

-conbo

eytfdjb

I said...

Support Peter B. Collins on Nova M Radio.

His address is:

peter@peterbcollins.com

Beansie said...

Some guy named Leonard just
called and said that he is
still good looking!

Crank Bait said...

Post correction:

Beansie said...
Some guy named Leonard just
called and said that he is
still good [and] looking [for his uncle]!

m the a-c said...

From 60 Minutes: "I'm proud of being a Marine, but I'm in no way proud of my service in Iraq."

Good response.

blah blah blah said...

criminy, i'm getting finger cramps from scrolling so much.

sam - tell the truth. is the real blog down because of aar's financial conditions?

punditfight said...

come to my blog and discuss how i discuss about how Sam Seder and Eric Boehlert discuss how Maureen Dowd discusses politics.
Please discuss.

i said...

Damned right there are more intense bloggers here. :)

Anonymous said...

Sam,

Every time I see a special comment from Keith Olbermann, I think it is better than the last one.

But last night, the smackdown of Condi Rice was just fabulous. Keith was relentless.

The best part was the look on Joe Scarborough's face when Keith tossed to him. Hilarious....

Julie said...

I love Sam's show....why do we have to listen to Ed Schultz after your show is over?????? I want Tom Hartman at noon. Does anyone know how to contact XM radio to get Ed off and T om on??? GO Sam, I have been a loyal fan since Air America started and love my days off so I can listen to you.

Anonymous said...

New thread available. Go to main page here:
http://samsedershow.blogspot.com/

daniel said...

Morning. Yeah Bush has made himself all cozy with Alqueda all of a suddon.

daniel said...

I wonder what it look like to see David Allen Grier and Damon Waynes do "Men On the Bush Presidency". That would be interesting.

Anonymous said...

"in terms of" is the new "uh"

daniel said...

Ever notice how George Bush is like the circus carpeter from the movie the Movie pit and Iraq is like the house he promised to fix in two weeks?

Anonymous said...

see the point that sanders misses is not what side are you on. It is UnAmerican to destroy a society with a plutocratic tax system. The federal reserve system has destroyed the middle class. When congress abdicated their constitutional right to create the nations money and intilled that power to a group of private banks. The middle class became serfs for the rich and powerful. Jefferson knew this would be the fate of the middle class. What Sanders apparently misses is the founders original ideals that the money supply should be controlled in an egalitarian manner, a socialist bank if you will that the capitalist system is based upon. Not a group of private bankers who at will inflate our savings and hard work away and bankrupt us.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Rush Limbaugh mantra:

"The problem is Iran, people...The problem is Iran"

"The problem is Iran, people...The problem is Iran"

"The problem is Iran, people...The problem is Iran"

bibimimi troll'p said...

i could take this personally.

where'd everybody go?

bibimimi troll'p said...

eff me.

Dewey gets more air time than Maron.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday Show thread here

Eli said...

i believe that its time for a full PR campaign against Suadi Arabia. Arabia is closer to bush than his own family, i want to see him defend his position. im sure conservitives will love to watch him express his love for this freedom loving country. i just saw Sen. Levin force that out of a Dir. of Intel.

doing this would be a hugh kick in bush's [whisper] scrotem. [whisper]

Anonymous said...

I don't get it. Does Sam think these right wing geniuses are valuable to his show? This Hy moron is impossible to listen to, but Sam said Dewey, and I guess Hy too, will make him money. How does he figure that? Thank you to anyone who enlightens me.

Tremont said...

Please pay attention to the news story about today's bomb blast on an Iraqi soccer field. The original story stated that the US detonated a controlled blast that injured a few. Now apparently 18 children were killed and the details of US involvement now appear "unknown". Only MSNBC has this account CNN and Reuters are going with the unknown angle after pulling the original story.