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!!!!!!!!!

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Sunshine said...

Frist!

toniD said...

Thanks for the warning Jim.

pastel sausage said...

Fuck War!

Sunshine said...

hee!

triple snark!

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings:

ToniD or Jim?

Did Sam discuss the latest male
prostitute scandal today?

toniD said...

I think he mentioned it, edna, but didn't really go into details.

You know, there is so much happening with these psychos that are running this gov't that there aren't enough hours in the day to discuss everything.

Sunshine said...

effin A T!

that's for sure!

eya eep! evening lass!

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Long ago it became tradition at WKCR to play 24 hours of a jazz great's music on his/her birthday. (Birthday broadcast starts at midnight.)

WKCR 88.9 FM

Ornette Coleman
(b. March 9, 1930)

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/wkcr/

Listen:

http://kanga.college.columbia.edu/ramgen/broadcast/wkcr.rm

This thing cut off
the .ra extension.

http://kanga.college.columbia.edu:8000/listen.pls

Star Vox said...

Sunshine Jim,
I thought you might be interested in this. There is a related forum if you would like to participate online.

----------------------------

From "The Drum Beat" -

"Connected Activism: Revised Social Action or New Paradigm?"

In this piece, Allison Fine, author of "Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age" and Senior Fellow at Demos: A Network of Ideas and Action, considers the use of new technologies for social activism.

She poses two key questions, reflecting on whether increased technological connectedness will lead to increased involvement in social change efforts.


Link:

http://www.comminit.com/drum_beat_385.html

toniD said...

‘Scathing’ report says FBI violated guidelines. “The FBI repeatedly failed to follow the strict guidelines of the Patriot Act when its agents took advantage of a new provision allowing the FBI to obtain phone and financial records without a court order, according to a report to be made public Friday by the Justice Department’s Inspector General. The report, in classified and unclassified versions, remains closely held, but Washington officials who have seen it tell ABC News it documents ‘numerous lapses’ and describe it as ’scathing’ and ‘not a pretty picture for the FBI.’”

LINK

toniD said...

Five papers have now dropped Ann Coulter, and the president of the Universal Press Syndicate is under mounting pressure to stop distributing her columns altogether. Greg Sargent is tracking the latest developments.

UPDATE: Media Matters has a full list of newspapers that carry Coulter’s column. Is Ann Coulter in your town?

LINK

Betty said...

ToniD,

Did you see Cpl Sanchez pictures?

If you have not, feast your eyes on these.

http://tombacchus.blogspot.com/2007/03/dirty-sanchez.html

The hypocrisy or should I say the psychosis is astounding.

Mary in L.A. said...

Has anyone heard yet if Sam will be able to keep his job? I read Green is working on a set of hosts. I missed the show. Did Sam say anything yet?

toniD said...

Rep. Jones (R-NC) backs House Iraq timeline. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) “signaled Thursday he supported the plan proposed by Democratic leaders today to lay out a specific timeline to withdraw U.S. troops. ‘Conceptually I like what’s been proposed…I think this is on the right track,’ he said. Jones praised the benchmarks in the plan and the inclusion of a date certain for beginning a withdrawal of US troops.”

UPDATE: A new poll shows that a “majority of Americans in competitive, conservative-leaning House districts approve of setting a date for troops to withdraw from Iraq.”

LINK

edna ellen poe said...

Hey!

Hey!

Jim!

I don't like this blog.

toniD said...

betty said...

The hypocrisy or should I say the psychosis is astounding.

March 8, 2007 8:07 PM

Yea betty, I saw the photo yesterday and one with Sanchez and Coulter.

They're all hypocrites! And psychotics. And arrogant!

minor blues said...

When they asked Charlie Parker how he could play so fast, Bird replied..."it isn't the notes you play...it's the spaces you put in between them."

Sunshine said...

eya Star Vox

thanks Allison has a good article there.

how ya doing?

Alice said...

"Instruments which are set up to safeguard rights become the very whip with which the free are struck."

~Voltairine De Cleyre

Sunshine said...

eya eep,

ya left clicking and page down every time ya refresh gets irritating for some reason.

blog actually was'nt meant for this kind of traffic.

rest of the web glitchier than hell for the last lil bit even using linux and my other pooters.

thas ok, if it all falls down i'll hang with my local pards, they been hustling me for face time anyway.

Alice said...

▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

toniD said...

Pelosi says 'So what?' to Bush veto threat on Iraq funding Michael Roston
Published: Thursday March 8, 2007

After a White House official issued a strongly-worded veto threat against the Iraq War funding proposal rolled out by Democratic leaders this morning, the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congressional Members should not be particularly concerned with what bills President George W. Bush will and won't sign.

"I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor," the Speaker said this morning in a press conference.

Pelosi's office pointed back to the remark, which was made hypothetically this morning, when RAW STORY inquired about her reaction to the actual veto threat issued this afternoon. She had also said that the deal was just a first step, and that it still must be passed out of Appropriations Committee and approved on both the House and Senate floors before being sent to the President's desk.

White House Counselor Dan Bartlett, while en route to Brazil with the President, dismissed the ballyhooed deal that the the Speaker unveiled today along with Reps. David Obey (D-WI), Ike Skelton (D-MO), and John Murtha (D-PA).

"Obviously, the administration would vehemently oppose and ultimately veto any legislation that looks like what was described today," he told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), who sits on the Appropriations Committee, reacted more directly to the President's veto threat.

"The President should dust off his pen because the Supplemental is coming and we’re going to use it to hold the Iraqi government accountable," Moran told RAW STORY. "If they can’t meet the benchmarks in the bill by July, our troops will come home."

The president has only vetoed one bill in the course of his presidency, now in its seventh year. In July 2006, he rejected the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Pelosi_says_So_what_to_Bush_0308.html

e. 9th. st. vinnie said...

If the blog comes to a crashing end....if we all meet up somewhere else...down the line....I'll be the guy sitting next to Billy Mumphrey's uncle.

Anonymous said...

'No, indeed,' said Alice. 'What sort of a dance is it?'

'Why,' said the Gryphon, 'you first form into a line along the sea-shore - '

edna ellen poe said...

What I find shocking is the number of papers that carry Ann Coulter's columns. Someone is protecting that she male. She/He committed a felony regarding her/his voting record. Under the patriot act, she/ he committed a felony regarding her/his driver's license. Furthermore, there is no birth certificate for a person name Ann Coulter born December 8, 1963, 1962, 1961 or 1960.

Who the hell is that dude?
Why no charges filed?

Sunshine said...

eya Mary in L.A., Betty,

good evenin to ya!

e. 9th. st. vinnie

eya vinnie LTNS!

long time no see!

Anonymous said...

edna ellen poe said...
I don't like this blog.
March 8, 2007 8:10 PM

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Your not alone.

Sunshine said...

eya A.!

that is a beauty of a picture, thanks

Alice said...

Dirty Mac

toniD said...

NC, look at this!!

Double-Digit Violent Crime Rise Across US
The New York Times | KATE ZERNIKE | March 8, 2007 10:16 PM

Violent crime rose by double-digit percentages in cities across the country over the last two years, reversing the declines of the mid-to-late 1990s, according to a new report by a prominent national law enforcement association.

While overall crime has been declining nationwide, police officials have been warning of a rise in murder, robbery and gun assaults since late 2005, particularly in midsize cities and the Midwest. Now, they say, two years of data indicates that the spike is more than an aberration.

LINK

dada said...

Sunshine said...

eya Dada! hows the music going?
++++++++

Heya Jim, had to run before...

Mostly playing the acoustic right now, transposing songs to different keys. Also mixing up a batch of avant garde garbage-noise music that me and my brother recorded recently. Funny stuff. Makes me laugh out loud sometimes. I'll have it posted soon.
Lot of stuff in the works... brainstorming how to get all the different styles under one umbrella. Frankenstein's monster

Alice said...

“Those who, by the essence of their belief, are committed to Direct Action only are —just who? Why, the non-resistants; precisely those who do not believe in violence at all! Now do not make the mistake of inferring that I say direct action means non-resistance; not by any means. Direct action may be the extreme of violence, or it may be as peaceful as the waters of the Brook of Shiloa that go softly. What I say is, that the real non-resistants can believe in direct action only, never in political action. For the basis of all political action is coercion; even when the State does good things, it finally rests on a club, a gun, or a prison, for its power to carry them through.”

~Direct Action by Voltairine de Cleyre located under Civilian-Based Defense.

CeeCee said...

The show is on the bubble, this blog is joke, Bush is running wild, Congress has it's head up it's ass, Fitz throws in the towel, what will happen next?

toniD said...

Seder's spot on Countdown last nite made it to C&L

LINK

If you didn't see it!

e. 9th. st. vinnie said...

Hello to the bloggers I see from MR.

Anonymous said...

toniD said...
NC, look at this
Double-Digit Violent Crime Rise Across US
March 8, 2007 8:32 PM

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

That sounds about right.
Horrible.

toniD said...

Catch Palast with RFK Jr.- This Weekend
0 Comments Published March 8th, 2007 in Articles
Greg Palast on vultures, Karl Rove and other birds of prey this Weekend- check your local listings for times. Or listen to it live via RealPlayer.

Greg Palast has his blog going again.

edna ellen poe said...

Fitz throws in the towel, what will happen next?

March 8, 2007 8:39 PM

Cee Cee, I hope it will not take the collapse of the American economy.
But it's beginning to look like it.

dada said...

Alice said...

▄▀▄▀▄▀▄

++++++

I'm pretty sure that's from this travelling museum. Gregory Colbert is the photographer's name.

http://www.ashesandsnow.org/

The museum itself is really cool.

http://whatisee.org/mt/archives/images/nomadic-1.jpg

http://www.exporevue.org/images/magazine/2030as_nomadicmuseum.jpg

Fishgrease said...

http://www.fishgrease.net/GGGOH.mp3

toniD said...

edna ellen poe said...
Fitz throws in the towel, what will happen next?

March 8, 2007 8:39 PM

Cee Cee, I hope it will not take the collapse of the American economy.
But it's beginning to look like it.

March 8, 2007 8:49 PM

Scary, isn't it!

Sirota wrote:
Dems' Big Middle Finger to the American Voter

Star Vox said...

---------------

Sunshine said...
eya Star Vox
thanks Allison has a good article there.

how ya doing?
March 8, 2007 8:15 PM

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

Sunshine Jim,

Since I received the Fine article in my mailbox, I thought that I would share it.

Keeping busy!
Hope you are having a good evening.

toniD said...

Look at this photo of Rove.

He almost looks retarded in it. Look at the size of the top of his head compared to the rest of it!

Sunshine said...

Sammer looks good in that clip.

pretty smooth delivery too.

my Grandmother would

have loved him.

toniD said...

Took a pain pill and it's working so...see you in the AM.

Good Night.

Anonymous said...

toniD said...
Look at this photo of Rove.
March 8, 2007 9:08 PM

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

They'll be out office in
another year and 9 months.

Sunshine said...

a superb evening,

was busy, saw an old friend,

got some more items off the to do list

and about to have dinner with my sweetie.

the doggers is their normal selfs

Ms Regal and the jester

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Hope you feel better toniD.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

If you get a chance you might
want to check out the 24 hour Ornette Coleman birthday radio broadcast special on WKCR.

Sunshine said...

so didya read the article?

she's hoping for the same thing i am and writes it up beautifully!

the social dynamics of blog communities are a facinating study as well.

i've been suggesting that degree interconnectivity for a while and slowly the tools for exactly that are emerging.

being part of a gestalt communication is my long range goal.

i gave the article itself a good review.

thanks for turning mr onto it.

i can tell that Allison is

a gifted lass, hope i

get to talk to her

again someday.

Sunshine said...

Night T,

you know all the tricks by now for dealing with that.

sweet dreams kid

Fishgrease said...

Fishgrease -- Burning Fields of Hell

So no autoo-links, eh?

Sunshine said...

eya FG

gotta do html link, that works

Sunshine said...

whas up,

hows yer gang?

Sunshine said...

one good thing about all this bloggie shit is we're learning to cruise the web.

be fun when we show up at the hot dog stands together.

i want to be in on the whittier blvd verion of the first web cruises.

star vox said...

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Sunshine said...

so didya read the article?
she's hoping for the same thing i am and writes it up beautifully!

March 8, 2007 9:44 PM
-----------------------

Yes.
I wouldn't post an article that I have not read!

I agree with what Fine writes in this particular article.

("Connected Activism: Revised Social Action or New Paradigm?")

Fishgrease said...

Oh, Hi, SJ!

Gang's fine. Lot of change but not so much turmoil.

Sunshine said...

reaching "critical mass"

that's what it's all about and how to get there.

i see the signs of it blossoming in the middle of all this adversity.

i have a sneaking hunch that this is all rolling along just the way it should.

(i wish i could type well enough to put down all the thinking between each laborious line i write.)

Sunshine said...

eya ol snort!

hows yer doggers?

fishgrease said...

Dogs r fine.

Old Blue had two knee operations and she's walking with me again.

The beagle has got rabbits plum figured out. No one shoots them anymore. We just let her runnem.

Sunshine said...

Ha!

bet she's a hoot to watch!

hope we can get Ruzz and Jax out to where they can hunt this year.

Jax is the biggest jack russel you ever saw! about 24 pounds or so and 18 at the shoulder, incredibly good natured lil guy and loves playing.

Sunshine said...

good to see ya!

lemme know whens a good time to call.

i'm startin to fade here.

garden stuff starts this week

can tell this'll be a major workout...

if i let er go her own way she always comes up with good stuff.

(she's coming up with phrases like "intensive gardening" "raised beds"... oh baby...!)

Sunshine said...

night gang,

love ya all!

Anonymous said...

hi Nobel blog!

i am posting this diary because it is hilarious (no I did not write it, don't worry)

Jean Schmidt: We must have victory in Iraq for KFC

Yes. That's right. Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Unreal.

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Transcript excerpt from that diary:

"But when you look at the bigger picture, most of the folks in that part of the world really don't hate us. They like western ideas-- they like our music, they like our dress, they like our food-- I mean Kentucky Fried Chicken is growing by leaps and bounds there-- but you do have a handful of folks that do really hate us."

I'm speechless.

She's managed to distill the whole debacle down to it's finger lickin' essence.

Anonymous said...

//She's managed to distill the whole debacle down to it's finger lickin' essence.//

hahaha!

quite the loon

When Im old I'll tell my son funny stories about the Bush administration and its cheerleaders.

If it wasn't for all the choas and death these crazies have caused, I would
vote conservative for the sheer humor they create.

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

I just can't believe the stupidity rampant in the elected leadership of this nation.

With a little luck, you'll be able to tell DinoBoy that when he was very young, the whole world was runny by tragically amusing madmen, and the whole world had to lock them up.

Anonymous said...

//the whole world was runny by tragically amusing madmen, and the whole world had to lock them up.//

I hope you are right...but I have this sinking feeling the crazies will find a way to control the internet.

The internet is what is saving us right now...

Even though I love humor I am pessimist. Odd.

What did you think of that stupid meta diary about how the daily kos was too big to be effective?

i felt that he was nit picking...but i had to pinch myself to stay focused while reading his
diary...maybe I missed some stuff

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Humor is one of the ways I cope, too. I don't have a lot of hope, but I gotta try, ya know?

As for the meta diary at kos, I (kinda) understood the point he made about the rec button, and I wouldn't mind seeing a few changes to the site in general. I thought the rest of the diary was well written, but pointless.

Kos' effectiveness lies in it's size. It functions as a very large soap box, as well as an organizing tool. Do we lose some functionality as a result? Sure. Do some diaries and issues get overlooked? Absolutely. Do I mind? No.

WaitingForCicero said...

Sorry for the lag, my machine is being bitchy. Sending a friend some music, apparently tried to attach to much at once.

Anonymous said...

What I love about that site is everyone has a chance to say their piece, not matter how dumb or how little known the writer is

its amazing

i don't think anything in the history of media has accomplished that

i love it because I can through and find out what is really going on...and I am not snobbish about writing styles. bad writing is not an indication of intelligence. Some really gifted writers are plenty retarded if you ask me.

WaitingForCicero said...

Yep. I only recently started commenting there, but I've been lurking at kos, alomst since I started reading MRR. The ability to communicate with so many people, so quickly astounds me. As a tool for organizing, it's invaluable.

Anonymous said...

honestly the only reason I have been over there is because this blog is um, well not functional...

but it is a blessing in disguise

i really like that place now

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

That said, I still think of Sam's place as a "home base" of sorts.

It's kinda like crack, I guess.

WaitingForCicero said...

Yeah, I didn't start interacting at kos until MRR crashed. I've gotta be careful, or I'll wind up with TU status over there. : )

So, yeah, Sam. Fix ur blog, n00b!!!11!

Anonymous said...

//So, yeah, Sam. Fix ur blog, n00b!!!11!//

hahaha!

yeah Sam!!!

what the hell, honestly.

It can't be that hard...is he really that far from some sort of good tech help?

the dude is on TV a lot

-conbo

blah blah blah said...

Sunshine said...
eya eep,

ya left clicking and page down every time ya refresh gets irritating for some reason.

it sure is, so is the warning about this page contains secure and unsecure data. took me a while to figure it out but you can get a plain old html page of the latest comments by clicking on the title, in todays case its "Casual Friday". that page will remember where it was and at the bottom is a link to take you back to posting comments. the format is also wider.

Anonymous said...

i better go to bed

catch you later, cis

:)

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

I told to just pass the plate, and I'd pitch in for a blog, and a decent webmaster. He said it would be more of a pain in the ass than it was worth.

Whatever.

Offer still stands, SEDER. I don't have a lot, but I'd be willing to donate every month.

WaitingForCicero said...

Night, #. Good talkin' to ya.

Sleep well, many blessings.

Anonymous said...

night cis...

many blessing to you, too

WaitingForCicero said...

Cool shit I saw at slashdot.

From the BBC:

"Techniques developed by atomic physicists are being used to develop the first of what promises to be a new generation of cancer treatments in place of conventional radiotherapy. One day doctors could even be using anti-matter.

Recent announcements from the CERN laboratory in Geneva have aroused considerable interest in some medical circles.

Cancer cells were successfully targeted with anti-matter subatomic particles, causing intense biological damage leading to cell death.

These pilot experiments may have future potential. But applications borrowed from particle physics are already being used in cancer treatment to help avoid the major side effects of radiotherapy."

*snip*

"In Japan, doctors have already been using particle beams (of carbon ions) for cancers of the eye, lung, prostate and liver.

They report needing only one to four carbon ion treatments compared to six to seven weeks with X-rays."

toniD said...

A History of America's Disappearing Middle Class

By Paul Krugman, AlterNet. Posted March 9, 2007.

The following is excerpted from the keynote speech delivered by Paul Krugman at the Economic Policy Institute's recent conference on The Agenda for Shared Prosperity.

...One thing I've been noticing on multiple debates in public policies -- climate change is another one -- is there seems to be an almost seamless transition from denial to fatalism. That for 15 or 20 years the people would say, "No, what you're saying is not happening." And then almost immediately they'll turn around and say, "Well, yeah, sure it's happening, but there's nothing that can be done about it."

And that's kind of the way a lot of the discussion now goes on inequality. That there is really nothing you can do to arrest this. That it's all the invisible hand driving this growth in inequality, and there's nothing you can do to really change it -- well, maybe better education. But while education is very much a good thing, it's the all-American way of dodging problems. Since everybody approves of it, you say we should have better education but wave away the pretty strong evidence that while it's a good thing, it won't make very much difference. So there's this general sense that you can't do anything.

And I don't think that that's what the historical record suggests. That in fact when we look at it, there appears to be quite a lot that the political process can do about inequality. Just to say, there's the obvious. Obviously, even if you look at the United States right now, the tax and social insurance system makes an enormous difference.

But the amount of inequality in the United States is substantially less than it would be if we did not have still at least somewhat progressive taxation, and still a pretty extensive, though not nearly extensive enough, system of social insurance. And that makes a big difference. Certainly if you're looking at say the United States versus Canada, a lot of the difference between the two countries is just that Canada has more of a better safety net financed by somewhat higher taxation.

LINK

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Delancey St. fatal

A man was killed crossing Delancey St. near the Essex St. intersection at 4 a.m. Sat., March 3, when a van hit him, police said.

The victim, 25, a visitor from Massachusetts, was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The driver remained at the scene and was charged only with operating a vehicle with expired insurance.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Union Sq. stabbing

Teenage violence, attributed to gang activity at Washington Irving High School, broke out at Union Square on Monday morning March 5 when four suspects attacked a 16-year-old victim and stabbed him several times.

The victim, Mark Tyrell, an East Village resident, had transferred out of Washington Irving in January and was enrolled at Chelsea Campus High School on Sixth Ave. at Broome St., according to news reports.

Tyrell transferred to get away from gang activity associated with Washington Irving, according to Deputy Inspector Dennis De Quatro, Ninth Precinct commander.

A 13-year-old student, a truant from Abraham Lincoln Junior High School in Brooklyn, was arrested and charged as a juvenile as the stabber.

Police withheld his name because of his age, but a Daily News article identified him as Brian Hodgson. Three accomplices are being sought.

The incident began at about 8:45 a.m. when Tyrell came out of the subway at 14th St., and exchanged words with four youths who pursued him, punched and kicked him, pushed him into the doors of a pizzeria at 104 E. 14th St. and left him there. One of them returned and stabbed him in the chest, shoulder and back with what could have been a screwdriver or an ice pick based on the wounds, police said.

Tyrell was taken to Bellevue Hospital with four stab wounds. His injuries were not life threatening.

De Quatro said the incident apparently developed from a dispute that started the previous week. It was not related to the riot of teenagers last December that left a 17-year-old student dead in the Union Square Greenmarket, De Quatro said.

On Dec. 7 last year, about 50 teenage boys rampaged through the Greenmarket, leaving Taishawn Bellevue, 17, dead and two others injured, one with a stab would and the other hit on the head with an unknown blunt instrument.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Big-city murders way up since ’04, study finds

WaitingForCicero said...

Fred Barnes is an asshole:

"Politicians should be allowed to call federal prosecutors and question them about ongoing cases, says Weekly Standard co-founder Fred Barnes.

Referring to phone calls made by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) to US Attorney David Iglesias prior to his firing, Barnes told host Brit Hume on Fox News Special Report, "I don't think there's anything wrong with these phone calls that were made."

They called Iglesias "and asked if what was an indictment of a former Democratic official was going to happen before election day," he continues. "Well now, that seems perfectly okay to me, if they do that."

The fact that Iglesias was fired shortly after the phone calls in question is not brought up by anyone on the Fox News panel."

blah blah blah said...

WaitingForCicero said...
Fred Barnes is an asshole:

"Politicians should be allowed to call federal prosecutors and question them about ongoing cases, says Weekly Standard co-founder Fred Barnes.

i can't recall a time in my life where the 4th estate was so corrupt and evil. how can anyone not see whats wrong with this? it defies explanation.

Alice said...

Priests to Purify Site After Bush Visit

Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday.

"That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture," Juan Tiney, the director of a Mayan nongovernmental organization with close ties to Mayan religious and political leaders, said Thursday.
...
Tiney said the "spirit guides of the Mayan community" decided it would be necessary to cleanse the sacred site of "bad spirits" after Bush's visit so that their ancestors could rest in peace. He also said the rites _ which entail chanting and burning incense, herbs and candles _ would prepare the site for the third summit of Latin American Indians March 26-30.

Bush's trip has already has sparked protests elsewhere in Latin America, including protests and clashes with police in Brazil hours before his arrival. In Bogota, Colombia, which Bush will visit on Sunday, 200 masked students battled 300 riot police with rocks and small homemade explosives.
...

blah blah blah said...

Alice said...
Priests to Purify Site After Bush Visit

reading about how riots are breaking out with bush'es visit, i remembered that years ago nixon had the same effect. trying to pin it down i came across the following:

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2007_02_08_archive.html

the article contains an interesting cynical premise:

that bush is calculating that the violent protests against him will rally his numbers at home with people who while they might dislike him won't stand for others to criticize him.

Alice said...

A predator becomes more dangerous when wounded, by Noam Chomsky-Mar 9

...
Meanwhile Washington may be seeking to destabilise Iran from within. The ethnic mix in Iran is complex; much of the population isn't Persian. There are secessionist tendencies and it is likely that Washington is trying to stir them up - in Khuzestan on the Gulf, for example, where Iran's oil is concentrated, a region that is largely Arab, not Persian.

Threat escalation also serves to pressure others to join US efforts to strangle Iran economically, with predictable success in Europe. Another predictable consequence, presumably intended, is to induce the Iranian leadership to be as repressive as possible, fomenting disorder while undermining reformers.

It is also necessary to demonise the leadership. In the west, any wild statement by President Ahmadinejad is circulated in headlines, dubiously translated. But Ahmadinejad has no control over foreign policy, which is in the hands of his superior, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The US media tend to ignore Khamenei's statements, especially if they are conciliatory.
...

Alice said...

blah blah blah said...

the article contains an interesting cynical premise:

that bush is calculating that the violent protests against him will rally his numbers at home with people who while they might dislike him won't stand for others to criticize him.

March 9, 2007 5:26 AM

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I'm guessing that's not an all-together wrong premise...I have an idiot cousin with that mentality...my dad and my uncle labelled him 'the family derelict' long ago...I'm sure I'm not lucky enough to be the only person with a family derelict.. ;)

Alice said...

dada said...

I'm pretty sure that's from this travelling museum. Gregory Colbert is the photographer's name.

http://www.ashesandsnow.org/

March 8, 2007 8:50 PM

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Oh then I've heard of him from Miss anne's blog...Gregory Colbert...I think he's the person who started the group that makes it so when a large company wants to put wild animals in their commercials that they have to give money to an animal organization...

Hav you seen the show live? Or watched the video of his work? It's so beautiful...breathtaking...
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african sunsets....

hommedeneige said...

Bonjour all,
I have been SammyCamming when it works, but can't figure out how to IM...What client are people using? I have googletalk, but it requires SamSedershow to accept an invite...
Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

jesus...so many comments and the show hasn't started yet

Anonymous said...

no sound on the sam cam yet

WaitingForCicero said...

Sammy cam link, please.

passiveconsumer said...

mornin whirled.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam,

Justin's dad Steve here. Happy Casual Friday!!

passiveconsumer said...

Gingrich Admits
Secret Affair
It Happened During Clinton Probe
'I've Fallen Short of God's Standards'


WHAT?!?!?!?!?

Invasion14 said...

I want my newsletter!!

passiveconsumer said...

lessee here.

rudy... OUT!

Newt....OUT!

Mitt... still sluggin.

who else they got?

Cheney 08!

Anonymous said...

Sam, please tell my son I said hello and that i love him.

Steve.

hommedeneige said...

Jim Daniels is correct:
Jim Beam + Jack Daniels

passiveconsumer said...

oh yea, and a mcCain in the headlights.

Alice said...

passiveconsumer said...

Gingrich Admits
Secret Affair
It Happened During Clinton Probe
'I've Fallen Short of God's Standards'


WHAT?!?!?!?!?

March 9, 2007 6:07 AM

I know huh! Whatta total dick! & he still is considering running! Freak!

Nate Parello said...

Sammy needs a haircutty! :)

Bunky said...

Is there a problem with the regular AAR webcast? I tried to logon and got please tune back during broadcast hours. Also, I used to listen on Itunes but that's not working anymore. Anyone else having this problem.

Avedon said...

Using AIM to IM samsedershow.

The Sammycam link is on the front page of AAR but it's not working for me.

Anonymous said...

bunky,
that happens to me from time to time....i can only speculate, but my guess is that either the applications AA uses to stream suck, or there might be too much traffic...god only knows...

WaitingForCicero said...

Nice cowlick, SEDER. Bedhead's a bitch, eh.

: )

What you said...

When I click on the SamCam link at Air America, I get a page with this:

瑲灳⼺爯⵸癬㍬眭㉡⸵扲⹮潣⽭慦浲⨯愯物浡愯物浡猯捥牵⽥楬敶瀯敲業浵爮㽭扲歮祥㈽〰〷〳ㄹㄴ㔱〸㜰〸ぢ㠱ㅣ〱㐱攰挰散愲昶扦㉦ਸ਼猼牣灩⁴慬杮慵敧∽整瑸樯癡獡牣灩≴氠湡畧条㵥䨢癡獡牣灩≴眾湩潤⹷汣獯⡥㬩⼼捳楲瑰

And the Real player stream link isn't working for me.

passiveconsumer said...

guess the "contract with America"

had a few stipulations that we weren't told about.


snerkysnark.

bibimimi troll'p said...

In deference to the fine faculty at John Jay High School, the production has been renamed:

THE HOO-HAH MONOLOGUES

WaitingForCicero said...

Sammy cam took a few tries to start.

Fucking real player.

punditfight said...

SamSederShow is in effect!!!

WaitingForCicero said...

"Real Player is, essentially, a virus."

Sam Seder

Avedon said...

Currently using this RealPlayer link, but for the past two days it has cut out just in time for Hartmann's show and the only thing that seems to work is WWRL link.

bibimimi troll'p said...

mornin', jerome!

Avedon said...

Ah, they've posted the Sammycam link that works.

Bunky said...

Thanks for the reply annon...At this point I have resorted to hangingg a small portable radio out the window in order to listen to Sam. The reception in my area is that weak. Very frustrating...

hommedeneige said...

Bush is promoting alternative energy sources in his SA tour...Now it is clear why he has been pushing this, and it has nothing to do with becoming an environmentalist.
It is a jab at Chavez...stop people from buying "his" oil and buy "our" oil...

Alice said...

bibimimi troll'p said...

In deference to the fine faculty at John Jay High School, the production has been renamed:

THE HOO-HAH MONOLOGUES

March 9, 2007 6:19 AM

VAGINA! VAGINA! VAGINA!

&

SCROTUM!

stoopid efin peeple... :/

spearNmagicHelmet said...

Hey Sam,

What's your favorite sketch comedy show?

Mr. Show?
Kids in the Hall?
Something else?

What's the chance of getting David Cross in here on a Friday?

blah blah blah said...

hommedeneige said...
Jim Daniels is correct:
Jim Beam + Jack Daniels

i'll have what the man on the floor had...

katherine harris and wing nuts, yea!!!

bibimimi troll'p said...

SCROTUM!

stoopid efin peeple... :/

March 9, 2007 6:28 AM

the ballsack monologues

web_geek said...

eya Sam!!!!

Happy Friday!!

passiveconsumer said...

a well met allo' to you as well, beautiful,

-----
Judiciary Committee that oversees the FBI, called the reported findings "a profoundly disturbing breach of public trust."

"Somebody has a lot of explaining to do," said Schumer, D-N.Y.


Alberto you got some splainin to do!

Anonymous said...

When I try to get the Sammy Cam I get the "Please tune back during broadcast hours" message.

What's the deal with the stream lately?

Virginia

punditfight said...

Sam, Eugene's a youtube sensation. you should get in on that too aye

bibimimi troll'p said...

that whole gigrich thing is old news.

the bullet hole in his foot has scabbed over already.

Anonymous said...

Liberal-at-large says:

*taps foot*

So? Enlighten us on the blog "progress," Sammer.

Shadow blog? Backup blog?

C'mon, Seder!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Virginia

March 9, 2007 6:33 AM

is that who u are or where u are?

bibimimi troll'p said...

Liberal-at-large says:

HEY FELLA!

passiveconsumer said...

spearNmagicHelmet said...

Sam!! You should let David to a call in next week from the "mess with texas" party in Austin.

you should be there sam, but if not get him, or H.Jon or Glaser.

Free party hosted by Mr.Show & friends in Texas the 17 and 18.

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for muck.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Sam, Eugene's a youtube sensation. you should get in on that too aye

March 9, 2007 6:34 AM

'I pee in coach canteen!'

hommedeneige said...

Man, any Republicks listening to the show are gonna be pulling over truckers all over the US, hoping...

Anonymous said...

Sam, that congressman was from Virginia, not West Virginia.

Anonymous said...

Virginia

March 9, 2007 6:33 AM

is that who u are or where u are?


Who.

Anonymous said...

Sam -- IIRC he didn't go into the palace with a noose; he held a press conference on the steps of the US embassy wearing a noose.

Icky, picky . . .

Anonymous said...

L@L says:

"HEY FELLA!"

*bows to the house snarkmistress*

Please don't hurt me, Mistress bibi, please!

OK, just a little. ; )

*

To clear up a small matter:

Sunny J misheard me during our last phone convo, which he related on an old thread. I've been busy taking care of my father's ESTATE.

And finally that's getting wrapped up, too.

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Miss you guys. Gotta fly.

*

Get on the stick, Seder!

Oh, and you ain't dyslexic...

you're just our Sam Spaz Stumblemouth. : )

VizierVic said...

Sam, if HR from Staten Island calls in today, ask him what public pension he's getting.

Anybody who sounds as old as he does who doesn't have enough quarters in Social Security almost certainly worked for the government - generally either a state or a city. When they retire from their government job, they can't work long enough to also qualify for Social Security.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam, John streaming in Philly.
Show Biz Question
Jay Leno....He opens each show with these flashy camera angles of him shaking the hands of the proletariat.
It's been bugging me for years, that he appears to be rubbing his hands as he delivers the monologue. I'm convinced that he is rubbing in hand sanitizer to kill all of those nasty audience germs. He puts his hands in his pockets, rubs his hands together.
Did you ever notice this? Has he ever been exposed? You have the inside show-biz connection Sam. This is a very casual Friday question. So how is the Sanitizer delivered? With all of those camera angles it's tough to disect. Does a stage hand slip him a gob? or are his pockets lined with sanitizer?

Invasion14 said...

CPAC Doc is great.

ShelaghC said...

Where did Sam say to email to get on the mailing list? I was just coming back into the room when he said that.

passiveconsumer said...

Buffalo Police to quit on St.Pats day?

http://www.artvoice.com/

WaitingForCicero said...

Malkin is a racist c**t.

Invasion14 said...

Malkin runs away like a little girl

bibimimi troll'p said...

malkin's a wee filipino hate-bitch.

doug said...

Anyone know the name of the song that Sam plays at the very beginning of his show?

Chipper said...

Is the AA stream gone? Can't find any info on it.

bibimimi troll'p said...

Buffalo Police to quit on St.Pats day?

Had a S. Bflo motorcycle cop tell a girlfriend "Move or wear it, girlie!!" during the parade one year. No large loss.

bibimimi troll'p said...

The Green Machine HAS to fix this effin' STREAM!

punditfight said...

hey bibimmi, nice blog.

Anonymous said...

no stream and no sammy cam... :(

Where am I going to get my Seder fix now?

Alice said...

bibimimi troll'p said...

SCROTUM!

stoopid efin peeple... :/

March 9, 2007 6:28 AM

the ballsack monologues

March 9, 2007 6:31 AM

ok...maybe that would be a dialogue... ;)

Anonymous said...

Anybody who sounds as old as he does who doesn't have enough quarters in Social Security almost certainly worked for the government - generally either a state or a city. When they retire from their government job, they can't work long enough to also qualify for Social Security.

I'm guessing HR is living on investment income.

He's batshit, BTW.

web_geek said...

Sam Cam is fine for me.

bibimimi troll'p said...

ok...maybe that would be a dialogue... ;)

March 9, 2007 7:01 AM

puppetry of the penile implant

WaitingForCicero said...

SEDER, get this story out. Action on Wilson and Domenici required.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/3/9/9437/51314

hommedeneige said...

passiveconsumer said...
Buffalo Police to quit on St.Pats day?
http://www.artvoice.com/


Earlier this week, PBA (name?) in Buffalo News said no blue flu...We'll see...

bibimimi troll'p said...

punditfight said...
hey bibimmi, nice blog.

is that mr. sam in yer picture?

x-l-ent likeness.

Gingrich on his knees in FRONT OF Dobson, more likely

toniD said...

FBI purposedlly lied about
USA Patriot Act statistics
The FBI underreported its use of the USA Patriot Act to force businesses to turn over customer information in suspected terrorism cases, according to a Justice Department audit.

Mueller, head of FBI, new conference at 11:30 AM EST

passiveconsumer said...

yes we will.

they sure know how to ticket on time i'll tell you that much.

pinellas said...

Sadly, RealPlayer just will not play ANYTHING for me - so no SammyCam = (

Listening live via the Windows player - which always seems to cut out @ 11:30 = S

Sent ?? email to AAR through website yesterday - this bites!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the name of the song that Sam plays at the very beginning of his show?

The Clash - Pressure Drop

chuck said...

your cam doesnt work,it says please tune back during broadcast hours

GBC said...

They're all hypocrites! And psychotics. And arrogant!

~-~-~

But, he does have a big pecker.

*snark*

Morning everyone. :)

Carolyn Gillis said...

Sam,
Thank you very much for the airtime and blog links for classifiedcircles.org

When I made the announcement of our opening the counter went up several hundred hits in a few minutes and we got 2 listing!

I am very encouraged this morning because we got in the perfect auction for this system to show us that it is working and understandable...
A mother in Bowdoinham, Maine listed that she will babysit in her home and donate 100% to Maine Time Banks.

The system empowers individuals.to help critical issues such as global warming, free press, veterans services, integrative health, animal welfare and habitat.. etc...with a national ongoing benefit auction that you donate 1-100% of the sale directly to your selected charity...Please spread the word!
Carolyn Gillis 207-807-6629 cell

Anonymous said...

Why is it suddenly impossible to listen to AirAmerica's online streaming audio?

I keep getting this message that due to popular demand I should listen to another stream.

I would LOVE TO...where are the alternate streams?

I am trying not to feel like this is a conspiracy...

Tarantado said...

All i get when I click on the Sammy Cam link is a short message saying "Please tune back during broadcast hours".

Anyone else getting that?

blah blah blah said...

jobs report came out and claim that unemployment has actually dropped to 4.5%. if memory serves me right, this number doesn't include individuals who have fallen off the cliff and don't have unemployment benefits any more.

does anyone know what the real number is?

bibimimi troll'p said...

RUDY SCRUBBED A CRIME SCENE! THAT'S ALL IT WAS.

GBC said...

Bob Geiger: Washington Senator dares to speak the truth

Murray made the speech on the Senate floor earlier this week when she addressed the subject of funding for mental-health care for troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and the extent to which the White House and Republican party all sport "support the troops" ribbons on their SUVs but have done nothing but lie them into war and hang them out to dry if they make it home.

Indeed, as Murray points out, the Bush administration has seen many reports over the years highlighting bad conditions in Veterans' medical care facilities and have shown that their pro-troop rhetoric doesn't extend to actually doing anything to help them.

"With minimal amounts of sleep, our service men and women work longer days than you and I can imagine. They see things none of us should ever witness: bodies blown to pieces, mutilation, the blood of their fellow soldiers on the streets of a country we have no place being," said Murray on Tuesday. "All of this is for a war we were misled into supporting. There were no weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein was never connected to al Qaeda, and nobody can say we are spreading democracy to Iraq today."

"In truth, we are fighting a war with no cause."

punditfight said...

yes it is sam in the pic...
a small shout out...while the sammy cam is on

web_geek said...

There's a limit to the number of streams depending upon the licensing agreement. Maybe that's the issue.

toniD said...

Sammy Cam Link

Tarantado said...

RE: Sammy Cam - Doh.

Sam, why haven't you been on the Daily Show?

You should have been on for the release of FUBAR!

hommedeneige said...

Sammy Cam working here...
clicked on originally from AAR main page at 9:06AM EDT

bibimimi troll'p said...

THIS IDIOT who does those mindnumbingly repititious AM radio phone # ads used to be in Bflo, i think. red hair beard glasses overpaid

toniD said...

Analysis: Scandals
sap public's morale
Lies from the White House. Incompetence in treating wounded veterans. Irrelevance in Congress. Can't anybody do anything right? It's days like these that turn Americans sour on government, stoking a desire for leaders who actually lead.

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

kewl yer jets, judy

WaitingForCicero said...

Please call your reps! House rules don't trigger ethics investigations
unless a member requests one. They need your encouragement!

jeanne said...

rudy guilliani is being paid back by the administration for his complicity in 9/11.By having fore knowledge of the attacks, the bushies own rudy.They know he will do whatever he is told to do,if not all sorts of 'leaks' can be made public.Love the show sam,keep up the good work

GBC said...

YAY! Sammy Cam working now. :)

Anonymous said...

LUV, LUV your show. First time I've been able to get SAMMY CAM and you are cute as a button.

Do you really trust google for your blog?

When will you get syndicated so you can broadcasts outside of AAR?

I miss Jeanine - When will you have her back?

Ms. Garafalo said...

Your show was sooo much better when i was co-hosting

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings All:

bibimimi troll'p said...

rent boy!

GBC said...

ABC News: FBI broke the law in spying on Americans

Republicans simply do not believe in democracy. Republicans send our troops to die in a war fighting for values Republicans don't even believe in. They hate our system of government, they hate our laws, they hate the independent judiciary. So it's no surprise that they would systematically break the law, again, while spying on innocent Americans just like any other police state would.

From ABC: The FBI repeatedly failed to follow the strict guidelines of the Patriot Act when its agents took advantage of a new provision allowing the FBI to obtain phone and financial records without a court order, according to a report to be made public Friday by the Justice Department's Inspector General.

Link

toniD said...

House panel reverses
Bush on archive secrecy
A House panel on Thursday voted to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that enables former presidents, including Bush's father, to keep some of their papers secret indefinitely.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Dewey!!!!

Alice said...

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_5394320

Bush vows to veto exit plan

Donn said...
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Donn said...

Hey ... What is the email address to sign up for the Seder newsletter? Is it serdershow@gmail.com?

Anonymous said...

Sammy-
Can you explain? $8.4 billion/month for 140,000 troops makes $60,000 a month each. The soldier gets what? 2 grand. Where's the rest going? It's like when Bush announced "$550 Billion in tax cuts to create more than a million new jobs" --------- That's $550,000 per job and nobody in the so-called news says shit about it.

edna ellen poe said...

The soundtrack behind Dewey is a great idea.

Avedon said...

Katherine Harris is okay but I miss Janeane as herself.

So there.

Karen Gosselin said...

I just wanted to add my 2 cents as to weather or not Dewey may be real. I have NO doubt in my mind at all that he is. He sounds too much like my mother and father.

O_O LOL!

Alice said...

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