Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday: Take Off Your Pants

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

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toniD said...

Morning Sam & Crew!! and bloggers!

Brinksmanship Doesn’t Always End in Battle
America and Iran are barreling toward a collision. It doesn't have to be this way.

By Michael Hirsh
Newsweek
Updated: 7:30 p.m. CT March 29, 2007
March 29, 2007 - Is war between the United States, its allies and Iran inevitable? It certainly feels that way right now. This is a tit-for-tat escalation right out of the textbook. Since Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Navy seized 15 British sailors in the Persian Gulf last week, Tehran has paraded the captives before TV cameras and elicited apologies from them in a way that probably violates the Geneva Conventions (which bar humiliating treatment of prisoners). Iran’s armed forces have fired off new test missiles, while George W. Bush has put on the biggest show of U.S. naval power in the Gulf in years.

British sailors have been detained before, most recently in a similar Gulf incident in 2004. But this time, Tehran shows no sign of releasing its prisoners soon. The standoff is expected to continue while the United States holds Iranian personnel inside Iraq under mysterious circumstances and British Prime Minister Tony Blair petitions the United Nations to secure his sailors’ freedom, rather than talking directly with Tehran.

Blair’s approach to the U.N. will only aggravate the dispute, says one international diplomat who is familiar with Tehran’s thinking, who requested anonymity when speaking of such sensitive matters. After last week’s second resolution against its nuclear program, Iran takes a particularly dim view of the Security Council. Not surprisingly, Iran abruptly dropped a conciliatory offer to release the lone female prisoner, and Tehran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, warned that the prisoners now “may face a legal path”—a clear threat to prosecute them, possibly as spies. “The British have got to come down from their high horse. They’ve got to work at solving this bilaterally,” says the international diplomat. “They shouldn’t take the higher moral ground.”

LINK

toniD said...

Tomorrow is the 3 year anniversary for Air America!

I hope it only gets better in the future. And my hope is Sam gets more exposure by the powers that are.

m the a-c said...

Mark Riley's crew tore apart Colin.

Do you guys remember Colin?

A guy from Riley's crew said, "Whoever put that elevator music in is horrible."

Riley said, "They put that in a long time ago. They used it because it times out well."

"Well, timing out music is not rocket science. Why haven't we replaced that? Whoever did that sucks."

Heh, heh.

jeffy the penguin said...

huh i thought they were cancelling this show?

toniD said...

Patrick Fitzgerald Swift-Boated by Bush Admin Amidst U.S. Attorney Purge Scandal, Assisted (Again) by Washington Post
DoJ Rated Prosecutor 'Very Strong' --- NOT 'Undistinguished' --- But WaPo Ran With Claims from 'Unnamed Adminstration Officials' Anyway
Who Fed the Poison Pill? And Why Did it Run Unchecked?

Has the Washington Post been fooled (again) by high-level ‘leakers’? It sure looks that way.

On Tuesday, March 20, the Post ran a front-page article on the DOJ-U.S. Attorneys scandal that led off:

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had ‘not distinguished themselves’ on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of leading the CIA leak investigation...
The item was sourced to unnamed “administration officials” who gave it to two WaPo reporters “yesterday.”

This juicy lede graf was followed up:

The ranking placed Fitzgerald below "strong U.S. attorneys..." but above "weak U.S. attorneys who...chafed against Administration initiatives, etc.," according to Justice documents.
The major problem with this story? It’s not true. The Department of Justice never 'ranked' U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald negatively or as 'undistinguished.' According to sworn testimony by D. Kyle Sampson, today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Fitzgerald was rated 'very strong' internally in the DOJ.

So who fed the Post that story? And why did they run it without pinning it down (actually confirming it!) first?...

LINK

Jill said...

Morning, Sam! May you be blessed with people who "get" just how good you are on radio...wherever that may be.

WaitingForCicero said...

via Plutonium Page @ the kollective:

"Nobel Peace Prize nominee Al Gore had a chance to impress the head of the secretive awards committee Thursday with his presentation on climate change in Oslo.

The former vice president turned environmental campaigner presented a slide show on global warming, also covered by his Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth," at a conference in the Norwegian capital.

Among the audience at the Oslo congress center was the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee, Ole Danbolt Mjoes.

"I really have been wanting to see that show for a long time," Mjoes said before Gore's speech, stressing that he was attending "as a private person" and did not plan to meet with Gore. He was seated at the back of the room."

Link

toniD said...

From Americablog:

Big day for George Bush. He gets to do a photo op at Walter Reed. Bush thinks taking pictures constitutes support for the troops.

Cat Chew said...

Those damned Sam Seder rumors (March 19, 2007)

SEDER, congratulations on surviving in an unstable environment for three years. Thrive!

toniD said...

Children massacred by Uganda army according to report
by Chris in Paris · 3/30/2007 02:52:00 AM ET

The Bush-friendly government often struggles with the truth, so groups such as Save the Children might be more reliable sources than government and military leaders.

Ugandan army raids in the country's troubled northeast killed up to 66 children who were shot or crushed by armored vehicles and stampeding animals, aid workers said Friday, citing witnesses.

Children's rights charity Save the Children said it has met with 256 people who reported the deaths during raids by the Ugandan People's Defense Force on a cattle ranch in Karamoja on February 12.

"Reports of children being killed in indiscriminate, illegal and inhumane way is absolutely devastating. Such allegations must be fully investigated and those involved brought to account," said Valter Tinderholt, country director of Save the Children in Uganda.

LINK

WaitingForCicero said...

Congrats on the anniversary, SEDER. Maybe a Katherine Harris spot this morning, to mark the occasion?

: )

toniD said...

We should have Sammy Cam today right?

Catharine said...

Anti-Semite Andy Martin in NewsMax: "Free Obama's White Grandmother"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703290011

In a March 28 column for NewsMax.com titled "Free Obama's White Grandmother," "Internet journalist" Andy Martin wrote that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), whom he called "one of the most racist politicians in America today," has "locked the grandmother who actually raised him away in a closet," adding: "[T]he 'segregation' of Madelyn Dunham, Obama's white grandmother, and only real grandmother, has to be one of the cruelest and most mendacious political kidnappings this nation has ever seen." Martin wrote that Dunham "is the 'Prisoner of Obama,' and of Obama's racist myth that he is 'Black' and not 'Black and White.' "

Martin offered no evidence for any of his allegations, other than quoting from a March 27 Chicago Tribune article, which reported that "the Obama campaign declined to make Madelyn Dunham, 84, available" for an interview

Ron said...

Happy anniversary, Sammy!

Long may you run ...

Cat Chew said...

When did they get Jim Hightower back? Nice! :)

Dotty Gale said...

It's Friday you bastards!!

Ooops, wrong show.

punditfight said...

Who's in the house?! MC SEDER IS IN THE HOUSE

WaitingForCicero said...

Morning ladies!

toniD said...

Public Will Lose Interest As Feuding Over Justice Vs Injustice For Hicks Enters More Shrill Phase

David Hicks became the first 'terror' suspect to face what passes for justice at the Guantanamo military tribunal, and he will go down in the history books for that reason alone.

In the end, the military tribunal hearing, which was supposed to be the start of the first Gitmo terror trial, wasn't much of a show at all. It barely lasted a few hours in total.

Despite the charges against him, such as they were, it's hard to go past the convincing argument made by his father, Terry Hicks, that his son would plead guilty to just about anything if it meant he would be set free from his "living hell".

A huge slice of the Australian public would appear to be in agreement with Terry Hicks, if the thousands who commented on talkback radio and on media news blogs are to be believed.

In the long-term, Terry Hicks' argument for why his son pleaded guilty will over-ride the "justice delivered" claims now being made by the Australian and American governments.

That he pleaded guilty to get out of Gitmo and will settle in the long-term memories of most Australians as the reason why Hicks 'confessed' to giving material support to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

LINK

Anonymous said...

heh

make a list, throw in a recipe or two...book writes itself!

-conbo

Anonymous said...

dennis miller

shmuck

-conbo

Catharine said...

NY Times reported without refuting Bush's false claim about House appropriation earmark

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703290012

A March 28 New York Times article reported without refuting President Bush's false claim that the $6.4 million for "the House of Representatives' 'salaries and expense accounts' " -- included in the emergency supplemental bill for the war in Iraq recently approved by the House -- was "not related to the war and protecting the United States of America." In fact, the provision to which Bush was referring is for funding for "contingency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism, and other unanticipated defense-related operations," which according to The Washington Post is "a highly classified upgrade of Capitol security that has been underway since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001."

toniD said...

'Arrow can fully protect against Iran'
By YAAKOV KATZ

Recent modifications made to the Arrow enable Israel's ballistic missile defense system to successfully intercept and destroy any ballistic missile in the Middle East, including nuclear-capable missiles under development by Iran, Arieh Herzog, the head of the Defense Ministry's Homa Missile Defense Agency, has told The Jerusalem Post.

In a rare interview that will appear in full in Monday's Post, Herzog provides an inside look at the decision-making process behind Israel's missile defense systems, led by the Israeli- and American-developed Arrow missile, one of the only operational ballistic missile defense systems in the world.

On Monday, the IAF successfully tested a newly modified Arrow interceptor.

Iran and Syria, Herzog said, were investing unprecedented amounts of money in long-range ballistic missile capabilities - with the help of North Korea - and had all but given up building modern air forces.

"The Iranians are continually increasing the range of their missiles," he said. "They are buying technology and in some cases even complete systems from North Korea and other countries."

LINK

Catharine said...

dennis miller

shmuck

-conbo

****

beauty. :)

Melina said...

Good morning everyone....whats the word on Sammy's contract?
Im going crazy with the possibility that Sam isnt in the new lineup...but he sure wasnt in the email advertisement that AAR sent out to let us know whats upcoming...

Catharine said...

Get rid of this infernal crappy elevator muzak!!!!

Kill the fake muzak!

Kill the fake muzak!

Kill the fake muzak!

Anonymous said...

morning Catharine!

Happy Friday !

-conbo

:)

Dotty Gale said...

I have a question for Joe Conason.

If Karl Rove was using the gwb43.com domain to send and receive official goverment business communications, then are those records then within the purview of the Congress to subpoena?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

hahaha!

Lauren.

-conbo

Catharine said...

Keep crappin' on Jackie.

WaitingForCicero said...

"If Karl Rove was using the gwb43.com domain to send and receive official goverment business communications, then are those records then within the purview of the Congress to subpoena?"

Yes. No national security or executive privilege issues at stake. Oops.

air-ono said...

happy 3rd birthday

(to me and sam)

AND !

SAMMY RIDES AGAIN
-

toniD said...

The Bush administration responded with shock to King Abdullah’s declaration that the U.S. is “illegitimately” occupying Iraq. “We were a little surprised to see those remarks,” said Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns. White House spokesman Dana Perino claimed, “It is not accurate to say that the United States is occupying Iraq.”

Anonymous said...

Morning WFC, Air Ono, ToniD

:)

Happy Happy Friday

-conbo

w said...

No Sam Cam today?

air-ono said...
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Anonymous said...

couldn't have done it without sam

*sniff*

i'm going to break *sniff* down

to cry



he's probably not kidding

-conbo

toniD said...

Kyle Sampson revealed yesterday that former New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias was not added to the dismissal list until just before the 2006 midterm elections, after Sampson “heard complaints from Karl Rove” that Iglesias had not been aggressive enough in pursuing cases of voter fraud. “Previously, Rove had not been tied so directly to the removal of the prosecutors.”

LINK

air-ono said...

*sniff*
i had to delete my comment...
because it sucked so much
*sniff*

toniD said...

Morning Connie. Did you see the video I left you on the last thread? Re: Lorita Doan?

Anonymous said...

wasn't it nice how I saved it for you tho :)

hahaha

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Morning, #, ono!

If you keep sniffling, ono, I'll post an appropriate G 'n' R tune.

air-ono said...

it's always sad and hard to lose a comment, no matter how much it sucks

(kinda like sex)

*sniff*

i may even delete this comment

Anonymous said...

//Morning Connie. Did you see the video I left you on the last thread? Re: Lorita Doan?//

Ha! No! But I have seen it...she asks her assistant to take her glass because she doesn't want fingerprints left right?

what a maroon. She has been working with Karl Rove, that would teach anyone to be paranoid.

-conbo

toniD said...

Peter Wehner, the White House Director of Strategic Initiatives, will be the latest loyal Bushie to depart. “I’ve been here six years, and there was just the sense that it was time to go. We’ve been through a lot,” Wehner said. “Other officials have left the legislative affairs, domestic policy, homeland security, staff secretary, public liaison, speechwriting and first lady’s offices.”

LINK

Catharine said...

March 30, 2007
Testimony by Giuliani Indicates He Was Briefed on Kerik in ’00
By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

Rudolph W. Giuliani told a grand jury that his former chief investigator remembered having briefed him on some aspects of Bernard B. Kerik’s relationship with a company suspected of ties to organized crime before Mr. Kerik’s appointment as New York City police commissioner, according to court records.

LINK

toniD said...

what a maroon. She has been working with Karl Rove, that would teach anyone to be paranoid.

-conbo

March 30, 2007 6:31 AM

It's funny how blase these bushies are. Either they are very stupid or very arrogant.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how blase these bushies are. Either they are very stupid or very arrogant.

March 30, 2007 6:34 AM

i think they sniff white out.

=conbo

toniD said...

In a letter addressed to Karl Rove, the House Government and Oversight Committee demanded to know who prepared the presentation delivered to GSA employees and whether Rove or his aide Scott Jennings “consulted with anyone about whether it might be in violation of the Hatch Act. “Waxman also asked whether Rove or any members of his staff have given the same or similar PowerPoint presentations to political appointees at other government agencies.”

Catharine said...

Arrow can fully protect against Iran'
By YAAKOV KATZ

Israeli claims missile can stop nukes

LINK

This is a link to the Jerusalem Post, and there's one of those changing banners at the top, and when I first looked at it , it was an ad for Giuliani. What a surprise.

Bunky said...

Yesterday was an 'oversight & popcorn' day for me. I was glued to C-SPAN from about 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It was fascinating to watch.

I heard a guest say on C-SPAN that no one was expecting a smoking gun from Kyle Sampson's testimony. Apparently, Kyle Sampson's opening statement had been leaked.

1) Kyle Sampson said "I don't remember" 122 times.
2) Revealed the fact that he even brought up firing Fitzgerald and later withdrew.
3) He suggested using the Patriot Act loophole to circumvent Congress.
4) Implicated Gonzales, Miers, and Rove as decision makers.
5) Stated that Gonzales statements were not accurate.
6) Revealed sub standard record keeping. Little pieces of paper documenting which AG's should be fired.
7) Revealed his lack of experience as a lawyer.
8) His testimony revealed that congress will need more testimony.
9) Never clearly explained why the AG's were fired.
10) Never advised Carol Lam that they had issues with immigration.
11) Never revealed who put Iglesis name on the list.

Maybe there was no smoking gun, but I think the Dems got a lot more than they were expecting.

toniD said...

i think they sniff white out.

=conbo

March 30, 2007 6:35 AM

Well, they sure do use alot of it!

Anonymous said...

//PowerPoint presentations//

ooh! the Power Points of Evil!tm

I want to see them...

the two I saw on the vid clip were hilarious

-conbo

Anonymous said...

i think they sniff white out.

=conbo

March 30, 2007 6:35 AM

Well, they sure do use alot of it!

hahaha! White Out is secretly funding the war...

-conbo

toniD said...

Bunky said...
Yesterday was an 'oversight & popcorn' day for me. I was glued to C-SPAN from about 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It was fascinating to watch.

Bunky, can I use your list on my blog? I'll give you a hat tip for it.

Jazmin said...

Why do I alway get "Please Tune Back During Broadcast Hours" Everytime during the beginning of the show?!?

Can anyone else get the cam to work?

Anonymous said...

is the sam cam up yet?

Catharine said...

It's the last gasp...

Anonymous said...

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/03/30/HomelessLawsuit_A0684.html

Vegas homeless men win $45,000 in suit over sleeping near feces

Associated Press
Published on: 03/30/07
LAS VEGAS — Three homeless men mistakenly arrested last year on charges of sleeping too close to a pile of feces have settled a lawsuit against the city for $45,000.

Eastman Webber, David Hicks and Jerry Halfpap each received a check for $10,000 in the settlement of their federal civil rights lawsuit, according to American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, which sued on their behalf.

City spokesman Jace Radke confirmed the settlement Thursday.

The men were arrested in November for violating a provision of a Las Vegas ordinance no longer on the books. The city council had approved the ordinance in August, making it illegal to sleep within 500 feet of a deposit of feces or urine, but then repealed it in September.

City Attorney Brad Jerbic has said that part of the ordinance was a mistake.

The men were arrested Nov. 26 at a park across from City Hall.

Their lawsuit, seeking $2 million each, stated that only Webber was asleep at the time and that the three were handcuffed "while dozens of onlookers observed the ordeal."

"They were arrested, taken off to jail, for 'sleeping too close to poop,'" said Gary Peck, executive director of the ACLU of Nevada. "Their rights were violated — violated in a rather egregious fashion."

The arrests escalated tensions between homeless advocates and the city officials, which have been criticized for unorthodox attempts to clean up parts of town populated by the homeless. A city ordinance banning giving food to indigent people in parks was declared unconstitutional in November.

The men's attorney E. Brent Bryson said the $45,000 settlement was reasonable.

"The realities are that these individuals are not capable of maintaining and sustaining an ongoing litigation," he said. "This quick money to them represents an ability for them to get back on their feet."

Only Hicks, 44, knew what he would do with the cash.

"I'm going to get my own transitional housing," he said. "Like a typical citizen, I plan on looking through the newspaper and on foot for rentals. I have a game plan."

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings All:

Thanks Cat Chew for the Seder Rumor link. Maron though funny is a quite a narcissist. He is also appears to be a major drama queen with a substance abuse problem.

Here is a blogger's post from Cat Chew's link, I think it describes the situation accurately:

"I have a Google alert on Air America radio and read almost everything I can about it. It became apparent to me over a year ago that most of the letters and comments advocating for Marc Maron were being written by the same person. I also had the chance to hear Maron when KTLK here in L.A. gave him a 10-midnight slot and this confirmed for me that the idea that hundreds of blog comments in favor of this guy would be preposterous."

"The idea that a mentally ill Maron-ette would rope Air America mainstay Sam Seder into this game is sickening to me. We have enough problems with the stunning dirty trick played upon Air AMerica by Clear Channel, which has shut down 20 AAR affiliates since Howard Dean credited AAR with helping to swing a dozen races (including all 3 Ohio affiliates which were key to Dem victory there)."

Maron owes an apology to Sam Seder, a genuinely talented and passionate liberal, who tried to help his friend Maron by giving him a weekly segment on his show. Shame!
3/20/2007 5:09 PM

toniD said...

Bush, “who has alienated many Republicans on Capitol Hill, invited the entire House GOP caucus to the White House for the first time in his presidency.” At one point in the meeting, Boehner turned to his colleagues to ask if they would stay with Bush, and they gave him a standing ovation.

LINK

For the good of the party, not the nation!

Anonymous said...

an Army of Roves

-conbo

Gare said...

toniD said...
Tomorrow is the 3 year anniversary for Air America!

I hope it only gets better in the future. And my hope is Sam gets more exposure by the powers that are.

March 30, 2007 5:32 AM


and then...

edna ellen poe said...

"The idea that a mentally ill Maron-ette would rope Air America mainstay Sam Seder into this game is sickening to me. We have enough problems with the stunning dirty trick played upon Air AMerica by Clear Channel, which has shut down 20 AAR affiliates since Howard Dean credited AAR with helping to swing a dozen races (including all 3 Ohio affiliates which were key to Dem victory there)."

March 30, 2007 6:46 AM

ROFLMAO....yeah, it's "only getting better"!!!

Gare said...

BTW, when is "Wax-mas"?

Joe said...

Where's the Sam Cam?

Jeany said...

Where's the SammyCam link? Please???

WaitingForCicero said...

This is the Sammy Cam link, but it's not working yet, at least not for me.

Cat Chew said...

I think it's forbidden to see Conason without a tie :(

Anonymous said...

nice graphic, WFC!

ha! i just noticed it

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Bought it?

We are living it!

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

: )

Found that last year, #. Makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Please talk about the power points of evil with their graphics

The anvil dropped on dems
heads...the truck getting ready to dems over...

too funny

-conbo

Tristan said...

Hey Sam, you should restart Al Franken's "Wait Wait, Don't Lie To Me" segment on Fridays when you have Joe Conason on. I always liked it and you could give away copies of FUBAR or It Can Happen Here. Just a suggestion!

toniD said...

Somebody tell Gare that on this blog we can collapse his comments.

Anonymous said...

Gare,

we can collaspe your comments on this blog

-conbo

SunshineJim said...

Morning gang!

AAR three year anniversary party on Monday!

been waiting for this!

Anonymous said...

morning Sunny J!

-conbo

toniD said...

Rush Limbaugh: Don’t fire Gonzales even though he’s incompetent because winning elections is much more important:

I’m at a loss to understand why it is that even some people on our side and the conservative media think throwing Gonzales away is going to stop this. Now, they’ll say, “Well, that’s not what we’re trying to do. We want competence. We are conservatives, and we have high values, and high standards.” This is a battle going on here. There’s an election that’s going to hinge on stuff like this, and everybody the administration throws overboard is a tantamount admission to people that pay scant attention to politics there’s all kinds of corruption going on in there.

LINK

WaitingForCicero said...

AAR anniversary party sounds like a decent way to celebrate another birthday. Woo hoo for AAR!

Anonymous said...

Powerpoint Graphic:Democrats Targeted to Have Anvils dropped on Their heads

And there is actually a picture of an avil with GSA
on it falling on someone's head.

hahahaha!

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Sam, Sampson hardly looked uncomfortable at all. He seemed very proud of being a moron.

mo lib said...

This just in!

House Judiciary Caves! via www.talkingpointsmemo.com

Anonymous said...

The Right Wing Pundocracy persists
with the "Lie", whatever the issue,
because it costs them nothing to do
so and it always works on somebody listening.
There is always at least somebody
listening who wants to hear their message.

They may simple say anything they
would like you to blieve. It
profits them to do so.

Their Base is essentially a mass
of uninformed people who think that
a world view is crafted for comfort
rather than truth.

Obvious? Of course! They realize
that they have power in having the
Media. That's why we must get back
the general Media. Despite recent
electoral success, our success is
not sustainable without the Media.

The "Lie" will always be told. And
told by people who believe that
it is an expression of their deep-
est and most noble intentions, that
is what they can be most counted
on to do.

No mystery here - really.

TheCandle

Anonymous said...

please please please

talk about the powerpoints of evil!

-conbo

edna ellen poe said...

Excerpt

Although evidence of a direct connection between the fired U.S. Attorney’s refusal to bring voter fraud cases is incomplete, there is every indication that a great deal more information will surface if congressional investigators are given a free hand. Since 2000, the Bush Administration has used the Justice Department Civil Rights Division to tweak law enforcement to advance Republican political fortunes in closely contested states by attacking black voters. In every election under the current Administration, the Republican Party has funded voter suppression programs aimed at African Americans and other reliably Democratic populations. Not surprisingly, the Justice Department has turned a blind eye to these legally questionable programs. At the same time, the Bush Justice Department has approved Republican-backed redistricting decisions in Mississippi and Texas that have disadvantaged Blacks and Latinos and benefited white Republicans; plans that many non-partisan, career Justice Department attorneys who reviewed them believed violated the Voting Rights Act. It has also given its blessing to a Republican voter ID bill out of Georgia that one federal judge likened to a poll tax. Bush appointees in the Justice Department have also decreased voting rights enforcement and brought the first “reverse discrimination” case under the Voting Rights Act. In this unprecedented suit, Justice Department attorneys charged the black Democratic leadership of Noxubee County, Mississippi with violating the rights of the white minority. This pattern of abuse in the Civil Rights Division suggests that the Bush Administration is in not squeamish about using the Justice Department for political ends. It is only common sense, then, to suspect that the Bush Administration would try to use the rest of the Justice Department in a similar fashion.

In light of this pattern of deceptive and illegal behavior, black folk should not only be demanding that the White House cooperate with Congress in the investigation of the above mentioned firings, but that Congress broaden the investigation. After all, the Bush Administration’s use of the law enforcement functions of the executive branch for partisan political purposes has not been limited to the Justice Department. Only months before the 2004 election, the IRS initiated an audit of the NAACP, one of the largest voter registration organizations in the black community

http://blackcommentator.com/223/223_cover_black_folks_us_attorney_musgrove_guest.html

Alice said...

Good Morning...

Chile: Street protest, teargas commemorate 1985 death of young Pinochet opponent

Flying rocks and teargas marked the 22nd annual Young Combatants’ Day, which commemorates the slaying of brothers Eduardo and Rafael Vergara Toledo by Augusto Pinochet’s military forces in 1985.
The Vergara brothers, active members of the often violent “Movement of the Revolutionary Left” (MIR), were peppered with bullets by military police during an anti-Pinochet protest in the low-income Villa Francia district. Eduardo died instantly; Rafael was dragged into a police van, cuffed, beaten and finally shot in the head. Their bodies were left in the street.

MIR leaders decided to designate March 29 as Young Combatants’ Day (Dia del Joven Combatiente), so that the Vergara brothers and other youth who rose up to fight military repression in the 80’s would not be forgotten.
...

terribletink said...

I just tuned in but can't get the Sammy Cam. :-( Anyone know what's up? Thanks!

DLB said...

There is now audio on the samcam!!

DLB said...

Excuse me.. I mean there is NO audio on the Sam Cam

Alice said...

Fidel Castro published article to criticize US biofuels policies

Ending eight months of silence, ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro published an article in Cuban state media Thursday criticizing US environmental policies. The article published in the Cuban Communist Party Daily Granma was the first attempt by Castro, who is recuperating from intestinal surgery, to comment on international issues since he was taken ill in July 2006.

Anonymous said...

another powerpoint of evil from Think Progress

-conbo

Anonymous said...

another powerpoint of evil from Think Progress

-conbo

SunshineJim said...

so three years!

Ha! "Outcomes!"

(snicker!)

ne said...

theres no audio on the sammy cam

Anonymous said...

powerpoints of evil?

no?

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Somebody tell tonid and conbo....

"Nah-nah-nah, I'm not listening! I'm not listening" with fingers stuck in ears....

is the same on the Internet as it is on the playground!

LOL!

Gare

Anonymous said...

By the way, speaking on anniversaries...


wasn't it about one month ago today that Sammy "came out of the closet" to that caller and admitted he was a socialist???

Gare

(set for immediate collapse....LOL!)

me said...

Most 5 year olds can set up a working webcam,why the constant ongoing problems with the sam cam?

Anonymous said...

yes...but the powerpoints of
evil...

maybe I should call into the show

this cannot go unmentioned

-conbo

SunshineJim said...

Bush. dog shit

1 - 10 of 1,310,000 Results for Bush. dog shit

"Outcomes"

http://static.flickr.com/67/196304993_db4f8f736b.jpg

DLB said...

yes we can hear you

Cat Chew said...

Hallelujah! My hearing has returned!

DLB said...

Sam,
How come you weren't included in the Air America E mail that I got yesterday? They talk about the Young Turks but not you? Why?

SunshineJim said...

Sammy Cam is up!

http://ads.airamericaradio.com/adclick.php?maxparams=2__bannerid=241__zoneid=52__cb=d74c70ff48__maxdest=http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

WaitingForCicero said...

Holding territory only works as long as you plan on occupying the area. That means we'd have to stay INDEFINITELY for this to work.

Alice said...

G8: Rote Hilfe Antirepression Guide - online now

Here

Alice said...

I love this guy... J A G U A R I T O On poetry, politics, and love

...
You know, in the past, the revolutionary in me has looked at the world and seen only poverty, injustice, exploitation, misery, war, and oppression. And so naturally I am compelled to want to overthrow the capitalist system and institute something kinder in its place. On the other hand (and this is the crux of the dilemma), the romantic in me looks at the world and sees only beauty: the beauty of nature, of the human spirit, of the interconnectedness of all things, of art, of little things. And so this side of me wants to preserve and augment what is beautiful in the world.

How then to merge the revolutionary spirit with the romantic spirit? I would contend that this is the key task of grassroots social movements today. I think this was the spirit behind the name of the radical group Love and Rage which is unfortunately now defunct. Furthermore, the autonomist philosophers Giorgio Agamben and Michael Hardt are working at the moment on developing LOVE as a political concept. I can't wait until their works on this topic are released! I think they're due out in a few years time.
...

WaitingForCicero said...

Kinetic glory sounds kinky, Sam.

WaitingForCicero said...

Ouch, way too dark for a 13 year old.

What a world we live in.

WaitingForCicero said...

"And a little child shall lead them"

Bless you, kid

WaitingForCicero said...

w00t, #, is that you?

Go, girl!

Alice said...

Brazil rainforest internet plan


*

conbo?! :)

Alice said...

Oh the anvil mad you laugh?! Oooooh! I see now... :)

air-ono said...

WTG!!! CONNIE!!!
: )
: )

SunshineJim said...

WTG #!

sounding good!

Anonymous said...

omg!

they were fake?

hahaha!

i am such a retard!!!!

nice

i am looking at them...i think patriot boy did docter his you tube vid

fooled me!

-conbo

FemBot said...

Rosie, this country really needs you.
THANK YOU FOR BEING BRAVER THAN MOST MEN.

If people don't believe it... all they have to do is to do their own research.


YOU GO WOMAN!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1kQxvWklpw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3bWB8ATKyM

air-ono said...

I WET MYSELF
(twice)

Anonymous said...

i swear to Gd I thought they were real

omg!

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

U rock, #.

cminca said...

Greetings Blog. I cannot believe I am up this early.

Valentina said...

Why is Mark Marion not coming by the show any more??? We need our dose of Marion every once in a while!

SunshineJim said...

#,

sam knows you as combo.

enbuenora said...

Why do the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert seem to be so weak on coverage of the US Attorney scandal?

Do they not understand what the issues are?

Are their premiere writers on vacation?

Are they trying to achieve a fake 'balance' making fun of Democrats as much as Republican, even when the issues don't warrant it?

Anonymous said...

I know patriot boy is Satire...holy crap!

i can't believe i did that!!!

way to embarress myself on radio

-conbo

Liberal Una said...

I am at work and can't call; also don't have IM here. But Sam, why did NO ONE seem to think it's weird that the #2 guy at the AG's office had NO CLUE who Dusty Foggo or Brent Wilkes is???? I would fire the guy for incompetence!!!

P.S. Pashman's Sammy Cam link doesn't work!

WaitingForCicero said...

Whatever. You went on after a 13yr old that said "uh" a lot.

Don't worry about it.

WaitingForCicero said...

Stigmafy is NOT a fucking word, wingnut.

Alice said...

No biggie, #...don't even sweat it!

SunshineJim said...

who cares?

it was good to hear your voice again!

Alice said...

It's more astounding that Sam Seder didn't know who you were...so much for being loyal bloggers... ;)

Anonymous said...

ha! i am so completey embarresed!

hopefully no one is listening

-conbo

enbuenora said...

'Why is Mark Marion not coming by the show any more??? We need our dose of Marion every once in a while!'

He addressed this. Neither the previous Air America nor the new owners will pay him his back pay, so he's unwilling to come back on AAR if that's not taken care of. (He may, if rumors have validity, be talking with the fledgling NovaM Radio network that carries Mike Malloy and others.)

FemBot said...

http://infowars.net/articles/march2007/280307blueprints.htm

WTC Blueprints Leaked by Whistleblower

Unseen documents show official investigations used flawed construction details

Anonymous said...

i'm glad he didn't know who I was!

-conbo

FemBot said...

Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11, White house lied - recovery workers died!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9137295628446919478&hl=en

FemBot said...

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/03/26/18383536.php

Kucinich visits Albany-Vows to look into 9/11

air-ono said...

the 1st wetting was based on joy

the 2nd wetness was less to do with joy and related to "nasty" (but good nasty)

the 3rd one...hmmm

i haven't decided yet

i'm leaning towards sympathy

Anonymous said...

yes, yes, i made an ass of myself...

im good at that

;)

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post a link to the cam that works? Been looking all over the site since he said it was up.

SunshineJim said...

http://ads.airamericaradio.com/adclick.php?maxparams=2__bannerid=241__zoneid=52__cb=d74c70ff48__maxdest=http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

toniD said...

MSNBC is saying a Time poll says that McCain and Giuliani beat Clinton and Obama.

air-ono said...

ewwww

i googled purity balls

and it's a sick father-daughter bonding "tell your daughter not to be a slut" for one night

(erk!!)

WaitingForCicero said...

So frightening.

Sick Oedipal shit.

Anonymous said...

it's hard to not know what is satire anymore...i mean take this for instance-this father daughter thing

weird

-conbo

Alice said...

A Touch of Class, published by the Class War Federation

toniD said...

Ha ha ha

Sam at a Purity ball! Heh!

WaitingForCicero said...

*vomit*

air-ono said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

I have been working on a campaign to screw Fox News like they've been screwing the American people. I contacted one of the companies that sponsors Fox News program and alerted them to my thought on that support. If enough people do that with enough of their sponsors, they will have to change their format to something more honest. Here is a copy of the reply they sent me. It's time to fight back against this coercive bastion of misinformation!

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While most of the feedback we've received has been positive, we value your comments and appreciate you contacting us. It's with the help of people like you that we continually improve our products and the advertising we create to promote them.

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WaitingForCicero said...

I know people like that, ono.

Ick

Anonymous said...

if I went to a chatisty ball i would have dated imediately after!

i mean the implications are that you are dating your father...

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Good on ya for rebutting with Israel's UN violations.

slothrop said...

"Purity balls." Glad I've got a pair.

Claricei said...

This Micah is goofing on us right?

toniD said...

White House:
Gonzales is still our guy
"I can tell you that the president has confidence in him," said Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino. "The president believes the attorney general can overcome the challenges that are before him."

LINK

enbuenora said...

Hey, man, somebody attacked us on 9/11, so that means we gotta trust the same idiots that let it happened the first time and sat stupidly staring blankly in a classroom reading a story about a goat, and let 'em go blow up some unrelated country and turn it into a chaotic warlord hell breeding ground for carbombings and murderous slaughter.

Only by being completely idiotic and hideously murderous to unrelated peoples can we Keep America Safe.

jazz is dead said...

Jon Stewart had Dennis Miller Aon the Daily Show the other night. It was totally disgusting. Stewart sat on his ass and let Miller fire off endless rounds against Democrats, reality, sanity and most anything else we stand for.

Stewart came down a few pegs in my eyes for his unwillingness to stand up to Miller who was talking like he had just snorted a Kleenex box full of crank, in the green room.

WaitingForCicero said...

No, he's not goofing. He reminds me of my uncle.

Alice said...

...

WaitingForCicero said...

Jon had no reason to dignify Miller with a reasoned debate. Period.

Anonymous said...

//Stewart came down a few pegs in my eyes for his unwillingness to stand up to Miller who was talking like he had just snorted a Kleenex box full of crank, in the green room.//

Did you see the exchange between Stewart and Colbert at the end of that show? They totally ripped Miller to shreds!!!

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Rove was purposely trying to seem odd

-conbo

Anonymous said...

man!

i am so stupid

i should be a republican!!!!

-conbo

toniD said...

Senate approves War Spending Bill calling for Iraq pullout. Per CNN

jazz is dead said...

By the way....you have noticed how Dennis Miller flipped his political spectrum overnight and became an instant right winger. Nobody on the earth does that shit over night.

My theory.....Miller got popped with a few ounces of coke and instead of busting him...making it public and destroying his career, they flipped him so that he has to work for them now....or not work!

WaitingForCicero said...

Fuck. That. Shit.

"conbo is a fucking genius"

~Fishgrease

Anonymous said...

L@L sez:

Hi, gang!

*

Lauren:

"Poopie!"

Bruhahahahahaha!

You are "teh shit."

*

Connie: You're no putz!

War mutt & girl-gare are putzae.

But you are nothing less than adorable, girlie! : )

*

Later, kids.

Anonymous said...

the daily show

go to the last video clip with a picture of Colbert named "Dennis Miller"

that is where they rip on him

-conbo

justin said...

If there was a threat from Iraq what was it? The nature of a threat is that it is spoken written or implied. A person must be delusional and totally cowardice to perceive threats from countries that aren't threatening. With a defense budget like ours it seems like it would take a lot to threaten us, but these namby pamby conservative cowards run and hide behind Roves skirt every time someone even speaks of WMD's or terer (read terror). What ever happened to American courage Sam?


Brave enough to be progressive and non-violent
Justin

CeeCee said...

We're done for. 30%, strategically placed, is enough to do US in. After Mika's call, and the fact that President Evil and his congressional demons are letting our soldiers die for GOD(guns, oil, drugs)and greed, I'm not feeling very optimistic today.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering how many women have taken their sons to a chastity ball.

Barb
Libertyville, IL

Anonymous said...

stop pasting that!

fishgrease won't appreciate it, im sure

-conbo

air-ono said...

sorry, had to delete my last post

how repulsive must your thoughts be to think of your 9-y-o daughter's adult sex life

and it's been documented that they're absolute hypocrites

Anonymous said...

//Just wondering how many women have taken their sons to a chastity ball.

Barb
Libertyville, IL //

They would if their sons could get pregnant

-conbo

toniD said...

Sam made a mistake, yesterday the House bill passed, today the Senate bill passed on Iraq.

RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE CLAIMS US READY TO HIT IRAN IN APRIL

Alice said...

Anonymous said...

Just wondering how many women have taken their sons to a chastity ball.

Barb
Libertyville, IL

March 30, 2007 8:25 AM

Jeez, no duff huh!!

Gross...weird & gross...

WaitingForCicero said...

I'll stop, but I don't imagine he'd mind.

jazz is dead said...

It isn't Iraq or Iran they are after kiddies!

Bush and Cheney and their gang are after US!

We're the target. We are the ones set up for defeat and destruction.

Bush and Cheney are working for The Other, and
their goal is catastrophic and total destruction of the United States of America.

How they doin'?

FemBot said...

http://propagandamatrix.com/articles/march2007/270307_b_Cheney.htm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5216597249816941417

Did Dick Cheney Lie About His 9/11 Whereabouts?

Anonymous said...

Gulf War Veterans Tested Positive for Depleted Uranium

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/032907HA.shtml

Two Australian soldiers who served in the first Iraq war have tested positive for depleted uranium (DU) contamination despite assurances from the federal government that they had not been exposed.

Anonymous said...

Sam's bladder function must've improved.

Malik said...

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/page.php?a=32707

What You Need To Know About American History

The NeoCons are just the present PR firm working for the PetroElite. Now that Bush is melting down resumes are being studied and candidates interviewed to replace the present Administration. Some political operatives, for instance John Fund, are hoping to transition. So now the problem is not so much Bush and Co. but those who do the hiring. Always keep your eye on the End Game.

Get off the Grids NOW.

Charlie said...

What is the IM address?

Anonymous said...

i love the young turks

-conbo

Anonymous said...

yeah Sam wasn't in my air america email either. I just tuned in so I don't know if he addressed it, but i doubt he did...

Anonymous said...

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/page.php?a=32720

Truth And Lies In Media Reports On Iran

One must be careful of what one reads these days in the media regarding Iran. Outright lying has become an accepted standard in a propaganda campaign to demonize the country not dissimilar to what we saw prior to the invasion of Iraq.

WaitingForCicero said...

I'm going to hell for this.

Purity ball music

Cherry Pie, Warrant

Anonymous said...

hahaha!

-conbo

Robert said...

http://prisonplanet.com/articles/march2007/290307staged.htm

Was The British-Iranian Hostage Crisis Staged? (YES)

Surfing the Apocalypse
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Many of you may be rightly highly suspicious of the timing of all this.

Evidently it appears that there is far more to this so called British hostage capture crisis than what has thus far been reported by virtually all of the MSM.

In a very revealing analytical studio commentary on The BBC's Newsnight programme last night: Diplomatic Editor: Mark Urban demonstrated to Host: Jeremy Paxman: that the video footage released by the Iranians yesterday - of those 15 British service personnel being "captured" - seems to have been FAKED in large part!

He also went on to illustrate how viritually inconceivable it is that such an event (like the alleged "ambush" of British Military personnel by the Iranians) could actually happen: given the fact that the area of water where this event supposedly took place was well within the Radar Scope of HMS Cornwall (not to mention a whole host of other vessels: WHICH WERE ALL MYSTERIOUSLY ABSENT at the moment when the Iranian interception party appeared on the scene!)

From this both he & show Host Jeremy Paxman conclude that The Royal Navy were (at the very least!) grossly negligent in their duty of policing The Shat Al Arab/International Waterways (hence their clamour to blitz the Media with "evidence" of their "innocence".)

It is when one considers the implications of what The BBC are getting at (but not saying directly!) that one realizes this entire thing may have really been a deliberate SET UP: i.e. either a TRAP laid by The British for The Iranians to fall into, or (even more mind bogglingly!) a TRAP laid by The British AND The Iranians (together with everyone else within The NWO Club) for The World to fall into!!!

Watch the requisite report from the aforementioned Newsnight programme, and judge for yourselves:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_4670000/newsid.........

Anonymous said...

Pakistan's $4.2 Billion "Blank Check" for US Military Aid

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032907O.shtml

In the three years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, US military aid to Pakistan soared to $4.2 billion, compared to $9.1 million in the three years before the attacks - a 45,000 percent increase - boosting Pakistan to the top tier of countries receiving this type of funding. More than half of the new money was provided through a post-9/11 Defense Department program - Coalition Support Funds - not closely tracked by Congress.

SunshineJim said...

the IM is the new blog in terms of show interaction.

fun having sam work it with the cam.

good direction to go.

wonder if you can save the IM chat?

Anonymous said...

Minimum Wage Hangs in Balance of Iraq Vote

http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/032907LA.shtml

Amid the controversy of the war budget bill being debated in the Senate this week, the fate of the minimum wage raise is at stake, as well.

Anonymous said...

it wasn't staged

prison planet guy is off his rocker on this one

-conbo

Alice said...

WaitingForCicero said...

I'm going to hell for this.

Purity ball music

Cherry Pie, Warrant

March 30, 2007 8:32 AM


LMAO!... :) Good one WFC....

toniD said...
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WaitingForCicero said...

Sorry in advance

Thank Heaven For Little Girls, Maurice Chevlier

Anonymous said...

oh jesus

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Chevalier

Dammit

Anonymous said...

WAKE UP FOOLS - YOU ARE LETTING THE TWO PARTIES DISTRACT YOU WITH FRAUDULENT "SCANDALS" FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES.

FORGET GONZALES -

THE SHREDING OF THE CONSTITUTION HAPPEND ON 911 WHEN AMERICANS ALLOWED THE MYTH OF THE ATTACK TO TAKE HOLD.

THIS FRAUDULENT "PEARL HARBOR" IS THE ROOT OF ALL OUR GOVERNMENTS ILLEGAL ACTIONS THAT CAME AFTER.

REMEMBER 911 AND REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO BY BOTH PARTIES ABOUT THE TRUTH.

THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING THAT THE TOWERS WERE DEMOLISHED.

THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM IN AMERICA SERVES ONE MASTER AND IT ISN'T YOU.

SAM SEDER AND JOE CONASON CARE NOT A WIT ABOUT THE THE MASS MURDER OF AMERICANS BY AMERICANS ON 911. THEY AND ALL THE SO-CALLED ANTI-WAR LEFT COULD BE CALLING FOR A REAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE EVENTS OF 911.

BUT NO.

THEY COULD BE ASKING FOR THE REPEAL OF THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT...BUT NO.

THEY COULD BE DEMANDING AN END TO THE WAR...BUT INSTEAD HAVE GIVEN ANOTHER 122 BILLION DOLLARS TO FUND THE BLOODSHED.

WATCH THIS LINK -http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6708190071483512003

AND FOR GOD'S SAKE QUITE PLAYING THE GAME THEIR WAY.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!THE ISSUE ISN'T GONZALES, IT IS 911 AND THE LIES AND MURDER THAT HAVE FOLLOWED.

SAM SEDER IS NOT YOUR FRIEND.

SCOTT

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