Friday, March 23, 2007

Casual Friday!

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



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

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

Robert Gates, no fan of Gitmo



Is the Sam Seder Juggernaut pokin' the bear?

COMMENT THREAD



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

From AP via TPM Muckraker:

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

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

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

85 comments:

not sam said...

Good morning!

WaitingForCicero said...

So scared about this UK/Iran dust up.

Let's hope the Limey's have their shit together a bit better than we do.

(diplomatically speaking, of course)

Texan4Real said...

YEA! It's FRIDAY. . . Gonzo watch continues and the clock is ticking on Joe Conason's prediction.

SAMMYCAM! SAMMYCAM! SAMMYCAM!

Catharine said...

Wahoo!

I wish I didn't have so much work to do today.... :(

WaitingForCicero said...

Maybe I'm overreacting, but I'm gonna fill up the tank while it's still less than $3.00/gallon

Catharine said...

Zubaz!!!

Jenise said...

fuck, wfc! the british response has to be more nuanced than ours would be, doesn't it? they also have a lot more invested in iran. they won't be trigger-happy...will they?

bibimimi troll'p said...

poke that bear, Rush!

in zubaz!!

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Arrest in SI Teen Abduction

WaitingForCicero said...

Sammy cam's up.

---

j-sama, I just don't know. I'm worried.

Texan4Real said...

SAM - It is Spring!

Jenise. . . Don't forget, Blair is stinky boy bush's poodle. No doubt pressure is being applied to him.

Spun Ducky Woo said...

Can lauren make us some pancakes? I mean if she's dressed for breakfast anyway?

And when will congress ISSUE the subpoenas ?

ISSUE THEM I SAID !!!!!!!!

detepe said...

SAM!
I just got my daughter off to school and I'm CASUALLY listening while I have my tea. How can I be casual if you talk about NIPPLE CLAMPS?

I'm just sayin'.................

Jenise said...

"Jenise. . . Don't forget, Blair is stinky boy bush's poodle. No doubt pressure is being applied to him."

i'm sure you're right. but he's stepping down soon. more of a lame duck than bush.

Spun Ducky Woo said...

Texan4Real said...
SAM - It is Spring!

Jenise. . . Don't forget, Blair is stinky boy bush's poodle. No doubt pressure is being applied to him.

March 23, 2007 6:11 AM


CAN YOU IMAGINE STARTING AN UNNECESSARY WAR???

just because some other leader tells you to?

talk about selling your soul!

And it just makes him more and more hated in his own country.

blah blah blah said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
poke that bear, Rush!


i dunno, looks like that bear is getting itself a little rush.

Anonymous said...

Marc Maron Rules!!Why is he leaving AAR??Did they just screw him over too many times??

Spun Ducky Woo said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
poke that bear, Rush!

in zubaz!!



Hmmmmmm, do 8 year old boys wear zubas in Haiti?

like a chump.... hey

punditfight said...
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punditfight said...

First Arnie and now Sam. The two juggernauts are taking on Rush!

Texan4Real said...

IHMO. . .I keep thinking that there is no way that UK will attack Iran because it will unleash a nuclear debacle that will prevent any country from stealing their oil.

but the stinky boy bush doctrine is - Diplomacy, we don't need no stinkin' diplomacy.

I hate him and all his asskissers.

Anonymous said...

Bill O'reily is a Useless Tool!!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Girl;

get another effing job...O'Reilly's scum!

bibimimi troll'p said...

O'reilly's producer...

or 'pissgirl' as he calls her

not sam said...

Here's the O'Reilly clip on Media Matters. A must-read/hear:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703220018

bibimimi troll'p said...

It's not about you...?

Anonymous said...

Someone tell Joel how funny he isn't. Is it possible he's considered funny in Minnesota?

Catharine said...

The joke of it is.. the woman still [purposefully] got it wrong ... like a good little soldier...\

You didn't hear the part where he says "cut her mike! cut her mike!... what are we goonna do to her? what are we gonna do to her?"

Spun Ducky Woo said...

stop talking...............................

its not about you................................

o.k.?

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings All:

bibimimi troll'p said...

A must-read/hear:

un-sam:

i may barf. you want that on you?

Texan4Real said...

IF o'really could read, he needs to read the stipulations (rules) that the bushies said would be required before the liars could appear before Congress. Specifically - no transcript!

Catharine said...

so there it is... a record of harrassment on air ... sue him girlfriend... this is one case where no one will question if it was a gratuitous litigation...

bibimimi troll'p said...

edna!

(joel IS funny, fella...)

Catharine said...

Good morning edna ellen poe....!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Catharine said...
so there it is... a record of harrassment on air .

he's an effing ogre!

he plays right into keith olbermann's hands. keith should JUST START IGNORING this putz! this boor! this troll!

bibimimi troll'p said...

it's hard to have a brain that works in that business...i.e. rightwing lying

edna ellen poe said...

Catherine,

if Bill will do that on the air, can you imagine how horrible he is off the air?

jonny at the cape said...

Can anyone tell me why I can't get the SammyCam? No matter what link I use, I get a "link expired" message. WTF?

Spun Ducky Woo said...

i want karl rove to go to jail.

and miers

and gonzales

or i wont be happy

please please please let it happen

Anonymous said...

Cognititave Dissonance!

woot!

-conbo

Melina said...

I got the sammycam from the AAR main page downliaded into REAL....the AAR player thing with the info gathering tool sucks...
If Im a premium member and Ive been a member since the moment they went on the air, why do they need some info about me over and over again?

This Maron thing is really really sad. I hope that hes getting other radio offers because it would be great to hear him in long format again...
And I hope that hes not deciding this in resignation because Sammy is in danger. he sounds disgusted in his letter.
If AAR messes with Sammy then Im finished with them.
Does Sam IM during the breaks?
Im not usually home during this time.

jonny at the cape said...

Melina,

Tried that. No luck. Thanks anyway.

toniD said...

Good Morning all!

Spector offers compromise. They appear in front of the congress but not take an oath.

I want those sons of bitches to take an oath!!

Call or email Arlen Specter and tell him you want them under oath.

WaitingForCicero said...

"Good Morning all!

Spector offers compromise. They appear in front of the congress but not take an oath.

I want those sons of bitches to take an oath!!

Call or email Arlen Specter and tell him you want them under oath."

The decision and/or compromise is not up to Specter. It is up to Leahy, and Specter can go fuck himself for undermining his own branch of government again.

m the a-c said...

I can't wait for my boy Marc!

Anonymous said...

I love it when people out rich each other

Well I'll have you know I'm really the Queen of England!

-conbo

m the a-c said...

White Stripes! Real rock!

Anonymous said...

My second favorite part of Joe Conason's segment: Joel's silence.

WaitingForCicero said...

Our kids?

Good mix, Sam.

Jenise said...

" My second favorite part of Joe Conason's segment: Joel's silence.

March 23, 2007 6:53 AM "

send an email to the show (samsedershow@gmail.com) and be done with it already, please

WaitingForCicero said...

If US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President, does that mean that the one's who were fired weren't pleasuring the President enough?

jonny at the cape said...

The problem with arguing this issue of subpoenas on its merits is pointless because the administration is bent on asserting its unlimited power and freedom from Congressional oversight.

Check out this great piece by John Dean here.

Whether Rove and Miers should testify under oath (they should) or whether it's reasonable NOT to give them the benefit of the doubt (it is) is moot.

If congress backs down on this or if they lose in the courts, there will effectively be NO checks on presidential power. I think you could say, without risk of bombast, that democracy, as we know it, is finished.

Anonymous said...

Joel is downstairs looking for the other elevator.

Getting a jump on lunch

-conbo

toniD said...

“The U.S. military’s faulty war plans and insufficient troops in Iraq left thousands and possibly millions of tons of conventional munitions unsecured or in the hands of insurgent groups after the 2003 invasion — allowing widespread looting of weapons and explosives used to make roadside bombs that cause the bulk of U.S. casualties,” according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday.

LINK

m the a-c said...

wtf?

Anonymous said...

im glad they have a camera
on.

:)

it definately ads to the show

-conbo

toniD said...

New emails show that “two months before Bud Cummins was fired as U.S. attorney in Little Rock,” Rove protege Tim Griffin “was maneuvering with the Justice Department to take” Cummins’ place. “Some of the thousands of pages of e-mails released this week underscore the extraordinary planning and effort, at the highest levels of the Justice Department and White House, to secure Griffin a job.” “The evidence runs contrary to assurances from Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales that no such move had been planned.”

LINK

blah blah blah said...

well toniD, just like rummy said, you go to war with the administration you got, not the one you wish you had.

let the war crime trials begin...

edna ellen poe said...

Call or email Arlen Specter and tell him you want them under oath.

March 23, 2007 6:43 AM


Tonid,

On October 8, 2006, Ex CIA Agent Ray McGovern came to Upper Arlington Ohio. I went to the lecture. One of the matters he discussed was Arlan Specter- and the warrant less wiretapping. If you notice, Specter usually surrenders to the Bush demands.

According to McGovern, now keep this on the down low Tonid, Specter is having an affair. They've got the goods on him. McGovern dropped her name.

SHHHH! Keep it on the down low, y'all.

m the a-c said...

What is going on in there-- revolution?

Anonymous said...

What is going on in there-- revolution?

March 23, 2007 7:02 AM

They are swapping more where I vacationed stories

-conbo

bobby badfingers said...

George W. Bush eats shit!!!

Pass it on!!!

Avedon said...

How come on the Majority Report blog it says "SAM CAM" instead of "SAMMYCAM"? Did someone decide "Sammy" was undignified or something?

I mean, I don't know if I like the change in tone, there. It sounds so... uncasual.

Anonymous said...

Joel fired? How sweet would that be. He could go back to Minnesota and not be funny there.

blah blah blah said...

edna ellen poe said...

According to McGovern, Specter is having an affair.

it doesn't pass the smell test. c'mon if you were as old as specter is and getting it on the side, would you keep it quiet?

toniD said...

Specter? an affair? eeewwww! Yech!

Jeez what woman would want him!!

bibimimi troll'p said...

you kiddin?

Rush is FULL of drugs. He will NEVER learn, somebody is covering for his fat despicable ass.

Sam;

get off the Politico habit yerself.

Avedon said...

What you need to know about Tony Blair.

And if you're wondering why he's still in Number 10, it's because Gordon Brown is the heir apparent, and people like him even less than they like Blair, so there's really no hurry, is there?

jonny at the cape said...

I like Joel

Anonymous said...

every culture is a tribal culture

take the US

red vs blue

at least they have more of a variety

-conbo

toniD said...

Another ousted U.S. prosecutor speaks out. Former Michigan U.S. Attorney Margaret Chiara “said in an interview that a senior Justice Department official had told her that her resignation was necessary to create a slot for ‘an individual they wanted to advance.’ The identity of the likely replacement was not disclosed, she said.”

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

-conbo

March 23, 2007 7:14 AM

conniboo!

Anonymous said...

i come from the blue tribe

currently we are accomplices to the red tribe

who are taking over the world

-conbo

bibimimi troll'p said...

Greeting to Don in Finland!

Anonymous said...

hi bibimimi

:)

-conbo

toniD said...

“Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zubaie was wounded in a suicide bombing inside his Baghdad compound,” CNN reports, making this the “second assassination attempt on a senior member of the U.S.-backed government in a month.”

LINK

Anonymous said...

If Limbaugh gets cancer they'd give him all the oxycontin he wants.

WaitingForCicero said...

From the kollective

"John Heilprin, from the Associated Press is reporting this morning that:

"Former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles will plead guilty to one count of obstruction of justice in the Jack Abramoff corruption investigation."

Believe me, this could not happen to a nicer guy!

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

Anonymous said...

New thread!

http://www2.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1260223047421551014&postID=5520112340997656277

bibimimi troll'p said...

Hannity is stool.

FENTON is an icon...a spoiled rotten psychohellspawn, like Bush

Avedon said...

Rush Holt (NJ 12th) has been pushing election reform legislation for years, and it now looks like it's moving through Congress.

Anonymous said...

Its not funny Sam.
If I wanted to listen to O'Reilly be an idiot, I'd listen to his show. Stop pretending to be him.

m the a-c said...

This fucker is over.

We are looking at Lenin's preserved corpse, folks.

:(

sm/dvmx said...

Sam!

Re your caller's remarks on 911 this morning. May I suggest you go to the website of Controlled Demolition Inc and watch some of the video clips there of buildings being taken down? (http://www.controlled-demolition.com)
Watch how it's done. Then go look again at the Trade Center towers coming down. And watch again. Are you seeing what we see?
CDI was of course the contractor on the "clean-up" of WTC; (it also "cleaned up" the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City.)
One last quickie: watch the CBS video of Larry Silverstein saying, of WTC7 which collapsed perfectly at 5pm that day, "We decided to pull it. So we did. We pulled it."
Now think about that.

Oh, and don't bother going to our friend Markos to see what he thinks- the following is posted in the DKos guidelines:
-quote-
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