Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Gonzo Watch! Day Three!

It's Wednesday! Hump day!

Gonzo not gonzo. Yet.

gonzo_muppet.jpg gonzo_clasp.jpg

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

A must-stop on your journey through the Gonzo story

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

No Child Left Behind to leave children behind?

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

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Not Sam said...

Good morning, good morning. Wakey, wakey!

toniD said...

Morning Sam and Crew!!

toniD said...

Forclosures up, markets down. Not looking good in spite of what Bernanke and the so called economists are saying!

THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF STORIES said...

The poet Muriel Rukeyser said the universe is composed of stories, not of atoms. The physicist Werner Heisenberg declared that the universe is made of music, not of matter.

And we believe that if you habitually expose yourself to toxic stories and music, you could wind up living in the wrong universe, where it's impossible to become the gorgeous genius you were born to be. That's why we implore you to nourish yourself with delicious, nutritious tales and tunes that inspire you to exercise your willpower for your highest good.

THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF STORIES said...

How did it come to be that what we call the news is reported solely by
journalists? There are so many other kinds of events besides the narrow band favored by that highly specialized brand of storytellers. Indeed, there are many phenomena that can literally not even
be perceived by journalists. Their training, their temperament, and their ambitions make vast areas of human experience invisible to them.

THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF STORIES said...

"Ninety-six percent of the cosmos puzzles astronomers." I loved reading that headline on the CNN website. It showed that our culture's equivalents of high priests, the scientists, are humble enough to acknowledge that the universe is made mostly of stuff they can't even detect, let alone study.

If only the journalists were equally modest. Since they're not, we'll say it:

The majority of everything that happens on this planet is invisible to them.

Sunshine said...

mornin gang,

still creaky here.

toniD said...

White House turning on Gonzales? From the NYT:

[Gonzales’] appearance underscored what two Republicans close to the Bush administration described as a growing rift between the White House and the attorney general. Mr. Gonzales has long been a confidant of the president but has aroused the ire of lawmakers of both parties on several issues, including the administration’s domestic eavesdropping program.

The two Republicans, who spoke anonymously so they could share private conversations with senior White House officials, said top aides to Mr. Bush, including Fred F. Fielding, the new White House counsel, were concerned that the controversy had so damaged Mr. Gonzales’s credibility that he would be unable to advance the White House agenda on national security matters, including terrorism prosecutions.

“I really think there’s a serious estrangement between the White House and Alberto now,” one of the Republicans said.

LINK

toniD said...

State GOP Chairman With Close Rove Ties Admits Pressuring Attorney
The Seattle Times reports tonight that a chairman of the Washington state Republican Party with ties to Karl Rove pressured U.S. Attorney John McKay to launch a criminal probe during the hotly contested 2004 governor’s race, which had been certified in favor of the Democratic candidate. The ex-chairman, Chris Vance, “said that he was in contact with the White House’s political office at the time.”

Vance said then-U.S. Attorney John McKay made it clear he would not discuss whether his office was investigating allegations of voter fraud in the election. He said McKay cut off the conversation.

“I thought it was part of my job, to be a conduit,” Vance, who now operates a consulting business, said in a telephone interview. “We had a Republican secretary of state, a Republican prosecutor in King County and a Republican U.S. attorney, and no one was doing anything.“

Vance’s revelation may be new evidence of a wider level of involvement by Karl Rove in the U.S. Attorney purge. Vance and Rove reportedly worked closely on state politics. The Republican gubernatorial candidate in 2004, Dino Rossi, was the candidate “Vance and Rove wanted,” the Seattle Times noted in 2005. Rove and Vance also reportedly worked to get Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) to launch a Senate bid.

More here

toniD said...

CNN's O'Brien and Matt Lauer of the Today show really beat up on Gonzales today.

crunchyknee said...

'eya Jim, 'eya "blog."

Rall in the Morning

toniD said...

Edwards, Clinton call on Gonzales to resign. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has joined former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) in calling for Alberto Gonzales to step down.

UPDATE: Dan Froomkin weighs in:

No one would deny that one of the duties of the president of the United States is to place people of his choosing in key positions throughout the executive branch, including in key law-enforcement positions. […]

But in law-enforcement jobs — such as the attorney general, the director of the FBI, and the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys — overtly partisan behavior is a more troubling problem. While the men and women in those positions serve at the pleasure of the president, it is also a critically important part of their job to remain independent.

That’s because it’s flatly un-American for the law to be used as a political weapon. It erodes public confidence in the justice system, and offends the American commitment to fairness. It’s the sort of thing that, quite properly, can lead to impeachment.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

hey alberto, there's a bus coming down the street. who's that fat frick at the wheel, is it uncle karl? don't let it run you over.

ba bye

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georgia said...

posted at: http://forums.therandirhodesshow.com/index.php?showtopic=108348&hl=


Please read the message board thread, http://forums.therandirhodesshow.com/index...=108345&hl= , and the ones it links to. The DOJ scandal does not stop with Gonzo, it goes straight to the top, and hope you can investigate and explain it better than I can.

I haven't found the transcripts of the entire Gonzal-ass confirmation hearing, so I don't have all the info I'd like, but I at least found some responses Gonzo made to Feingold, assuring him of the AG's independence from the White House and dedication to the Constitution, both of which he has failed to live up to.

The confirmation of Alberto Gonzales really amounted to a White House takeover of the Department of Justice. In February 2005, when he was confirmed, Gonzales chose to take three White House lawyers with him to the DOJ, "Ted Ullyot to be his chief of staff, D. Kyle Sampson as his deputy chief of staff, and Raul Yanes as counselor."

As reported in the Washington Post, "Ullyot and Yanes were the coordinators of the White House's response to the investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. That investigation is being handled by, uh, the Justice Department."

Sampson had some usefulness too, as we've learned. It was also in February of 2005 that White House Counsel, Harriet Miers, made the suggestion to Kyle Sampson that all 93 USA's be fired. Great idea (not), but what good would that do if they couldn't fill the positions with USA's that met the administrations low standards.

Enter the Republicon Congress. In March of 2006, the PATRIOT Act Reauthorization went to conference committee, where it was completely rewritten. Section 502, the "little known provision", was inserted. In deference to the Constitution's Appointment Clause and the Vacancy Reform Act, it allowed the AG to appoint interim USA's INDEFINITELY, circumventing Senate confirmation.

But that's unconstitutional, isn't it? No problem, just pack the court. In October 2006, Harriet Miers was nominated BY PRESIDENT BUSH to fill the vacancy.

Despite Miers' defeat, the DOJ went ahead with limited firings in December 2006.

blah blah blah said...

morning toniD. markets don't look good. nikkei continued yesterdays decline and futures need a healthy dose of viagra

Anonymous said...

Seder's Law (aka Seder's Law of Conservative Callers):

As conservative callers phone into the Sam Seder Show, the probability that said conservative will make a comparison to Bill Clinton is, and always will be, one.

toniD said...

blah blah blah said...
morning toniD. markets don't look good. nikkei continued yesterdays decline and futures need a healthy dose of viagra

Morning Blah 3 :)

Yea things are looking bleak. For once Greenspan called it but it's not waiting til fall.

Anonymous said...

Think of all the Genius Lawyers in America and retard Bush picks stupid ass smirking latino step and fetch-it to be the torture czar attorney general.

I hope he gets hard time.

Maybe this is the end for Bush too.

But , hey, Clinton, disgraced the Oval Office.

Paper Boy said...

GO GAY: END THE WAR IN IRAQ

Now Is the Time for Gays & Lesbians to End the War

Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace thinks it is immoral to be gay or to engage in homosexual acts.

Funny, he doesn’t seem to find the killing of men, women and children in an illegal war based on lies and deception to be “immoral.” I guess he might loose his job if he stood up for the real truth. That is if he were truly a moral person himself.

Funny, he doesn’t seem to mind that gays have given their service to this country and have given their lives as well. It’s ok with Pace – just don’t say you’re gay.

Pace doesn’t mind that gays and lesbians have to pay taxes from their hard earned wages to pay for a bloated, unethical and largely unnecessary American military which won’t even let a gay person be truthful about their basic identity. Why in the hell should they have to pay taxes for that? If that isn’t second class citizenship, then what is?

Now is the time to end the war in Iraq. All gay and lesbian military need to come out completely and then we will find out what the military is gonna do. We might find some surprises in store for General Pace. We might find out that he needs gays and lesbians a lot more than they need him.

Pace needs to resign now. Our military personnel need to look into the mirror and ask how they have become God’s arbiters of morality. Until gays and lesbians are openly accepted into the military without hiding anything, gays and lesbians shouldn’t have to pay taxes to support a bloated national budget of military expenses for a system that blatantly discriminates against them. Gays and lesbians need to get up, come out and leave the military to the “real” men and women. See how long it works.

Each day more and more ignorance comes out of the leadership of the Bush administration. Each new day, American citizens pay the price in lives, money and world respect for the ignorant and backwards behavior of Bush and his cohorts.

How much more do we have to take?

m the a-c said...

Wade Boggs has a spot on the AAR internet feed. Outstanding. That guy was my childhood hero. On a more newsworthy note, the feed is actually functioning properly.

Mr. A. Square said...

New study shows toxicity of GE maize approved for human consumption

blah blah blah said...

sammy, you're a tease. why didn't you sing the song.

Anonymous said...

m the a-c said...
Wade Boggs has a spot on the AAR internet feed. Outstanding. That guy was my childhood hero. On a more newsworthy note, the feed is actually functioning properly.

March 14, 2007 6:20 AM


stupid red sox fan?

that would explain it.

Anonymous said...

hey sam.

justin's dad steve here checking in on the sammy cam.

blah blah blah said...

the following statement at the top of the conservapedia main page says everything:

Minors under 16 years use this site. Posting of obscenity here is punishable by up to 10 years in jail under 18 USC § 1470. Vandalism is punishable up to 10 years in jail per 18 USC § 1030.

bibimimi troll'p said...

it's truly a fine thing to watch when repugs eff each other instead of effing dems

lmao said...

maybe the conservatives are self-policing?

bibimimi troll'p said...

Paper Boy said...
GO GAY: END THE WAR IN IRAQ


2 straigt weeks without hitting my duck pond!

Nancy "Tough As Nails" Pelosi said...

Thanks Sam and the Gang....

Keeping the focus on Gonzales is the best way for me to keep selling out the progressives on that "No war with Iran without Congressional approval" thing we cut out of the supplemental spending bill below the radar.

Keep up the great work!

bibimimi troll'p said...

lmao said...
maybe the conservatives are self-policing?

March 14, 2007 6:32 AM

the law and order party.

Anonymous said...

i hate conservatives.

i'd like to press a button and erase them all.

El Cid said...

Bedtime for Gonzo!

Alice said...

"I don't know what I did wrong, but I'm going to find out."

Funny, Sam. :)

pinellas said...

Heehee - NPR did a spot on the 'Conservapedia' yesterday on the evening All Things Considered.....

Yikes! it was hilarious, & yet @ the same time disturbing = S

ScoutDog Studios said...

Off topic but Lauren here is another website for you to check out while screening calls ... and maybe Gonzo will have time to check it out as well ...
http://www.stuffonmycat.com/

This Old Thing? said...

Dems Abandon Limits on Iran Attack

On Capital Hill, Democratic leaders have announced they’re now abandoning an effort to put limits on President Bush’s authority to take military action against Iran. Democrats had included a provision in the new military spending bill that would have required Congressional approval for any military confrontation with Iran. But the requirement was dropped after several Democrats argued it would take away the use of force as a bargaining tool over Iran’s nuclear program.

Anonymous said...

Stupid Gonzalez, he cant advance the White House's agenda any longer - because hes ben diligently advancing the White House's agaenda...

Does anybody else see the irony in that?

no?

georgia said...

no crime?

perjury, obstruction...

the Appointments clause disregarded

toniD said...

Gonzales says his
future depends on Bush
Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday it's up to President Bush whether he remains in the administration and said he wants to stay and explain to Congress the circumstances surrounding the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.

LINK

toniD said...

Senate to reopen Iraq
debate Wednesday
The US Senate will reopen debate Wednesday on a Democratic push to restrict the Iraq war effort after weeks of procedural delays by Republican allies of the White House, Senate leaders said.

LINK

Maxine Waters fights Pelosi
on Iraq War exit delays
"I am philosophically opposed to the war," Waters told reporters after the private meeting. "We're voting to give the president of the United States almost $100 billion to continue the war. I can't support it."

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

the Appointments clause disregarded

March 14, 2007 6:41 AM

SIGNING STATEMENTS WILL BE THE DEATH OF US ALL!

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georgia said...

remember that pesky oath,

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

the "little known provision" of the PATRIOT Act Reauthorization seemingly came from the White House. If so, the oath was broken!!!

Dem-agog said...

First, we had Ashcroft who was really bad. The we had Gonzales who, in may ways is much worse than Ashcroft. If Gonzo goes (and I'm not sure he will) who will replace him? Maybe somebody even worse!

The only real answer to stopping all this crazy batshit madness is impeachment of Bush & Cheney.

bibimimi troll'p said...

a nice picture of Gonzo cuttin' a rug

http://hinessight.com/

bibimimi troll'p said...

Not Sam said...
Good morning, good morning. Wakey, wakey!

brainy bakey

toniD said...

Rep. Stark applauded
for atheist outlook
The American Humanist Association applauded Rep. Pete Stark for publicly acknowledging he does not believe in a supreme being. The declaration, it said, makes him the highest-ranking elected official — and first congressman — to proclaim to be an atheist.

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

the "little known provision" of the PATRIOT Act Reauthorization seemingly came from the White House. If so, the oath was broken!!!

March 14, 2007 6:45 AM

a signing statement on the oath of office, maybe?

toniD said...

Many workers live
paycheck to paycheck
Four out of 10 U.S. workers often or always live from paycheck to paycheck.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
the "little known provision" of the PATRIOT Act Reauthorization seemingly came from the White House. If so, the oath was broken!!!

March 14, 2007 6:45 AM

a signing statement on the oath of office, maybe?


nah. he had his fingers double crossed behind his back.

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings All:

If Gonzalez is forced to resign, Bush will simply replace him with another lackey. Until the Democrats are willing to pursue impeachment against Bush and Cheney, the crimes will continue. Basically we have a bunch of privileged people running our government- looking out for the privileges of the privileged. The Democrats are part of it. That leaves you and me out.

Anonymous said...

Wakey, wakey!

brainy bakey

March 14, 2007 6:50 AM


haha

you gotta take a day off now and then with that stuff.

crunchyknee said...

For some reason the term "serving at the pleasure of the president" reminds me of Jeffie Gannon.

:shudder:

daniel said...

Dude, the Muppets are such a frieend to the ganj, man... Hey Sam. Not much today, Im in and out all day...But I wanted to post this.

Wikipedias definions of types of government, I was looking up the definition, of civics, which I never took so no one ever had a chance to screw me up on.

Civic theory
Most civic theories are more trusting of public institutions, and can be characterizing on a scale from least (mob rule) to most (the totalitarian) degree of trust placed in key public institutions. At the risk of extreme oversimplification, an historical view of civic theory in action suggests that the theories be ranked as follows:

Mob rule — trusting of the instincts and power of large groups—no consistent civics at all
Anarchism — no government or other hierarchy, a common ethical code enforced only by personal governance and voluntary association, some means of preventing or ending mob rule
Minarchy — a minimal hierarchy—e.g. sometimes said to include eco-anarchism
Libertarianism — a fixed set of rules that define property rights and are enforced strictly - static, with no need to make new law
Direct democracy — decisions made directly by citizens without guidance or moral suasion, e.g. as advocated by H. Ross Perot, usually relying on multiple choice laid out by experts
Deliberative democracy — decisions made by locally-grouped citizens obligated to participate in consensus decision making process, e.g. as advocated by Ralph Nader
Bioregional democracy — a deliberative democracy regulated by a caste of highly-qualified scientific advisors (both ecologists and ethicists) who can use scientific method to challenge or veto major ecological decisions, means of measuring well-being or selecting criteria for moral purchasing by the entire bioregional state
Technocracy — reliance on castes of scientists, e.g. doctors to rule society, and define risk for the whole society - sometimes generalized into anticipatory democracy. Can be interpreted as leading to or including kleptocracy
Aristocracy — general trust in one family- or wealth-defined group in society to rule, e.g. scientists, lawyers, doctors or members of particular noble families. Includes plutocracy
Constitutional monarchy — a monarch, possibly purely symbolic and devoted to moral example, avoiding vesting such popularity in any less trustworthy political figure—typically tied to at least some deliberative institutions, and making the monarch a tiebreaker or mediator or coach, e.g. Queen Elizabeth II and Tony Blair
Representative democracy — a political class of elected representatives is trusted to carry out duties for the electors - these may be responsible to any group in society, or none, once elected.
Absolute monarchy — a monarch who rules for life and can pass on this rule to his or her heirs, but is responsible to some social ideal or culture that has trained him or her to carry out these duties, e.g. Louis XIV, Hirohito, most dynastic Emperors, Augustus Caesar.
Dictatorship — a political or military ruler who has the powers but not the moral authority of the monarch, e.g. Saddam Hussein, Japanese Tokugawa Shoguns, Roman Emperors after Augustus.
Totalitarian — a dictator who has the moral authority of the monarch without necessarily being raised in any particular tradition—and who is vested with this trust by virtue of holding power itself, e.g. Napoleon, Hitler, any dynasty-founding Chinese Emperor.
Note: examples are included only to help familiarize readers with the basic idea of the scale—they are not intended to be conclusive or to categorize these individuals other than the civics that they exercise or exemplify.

Civics refers not to the ethical or moral or political basis by which a ruler acquires power, but only to the processes and procedures they follow in actually exercising it. Thus, some figures, e.g. Napoleon, count as totalitarian because they instituted a legal code and altered rules of succession to favor themselves and their families. Meanwhile, other figures who were arguably more cruel or arbitrary are ranked as examples of lesser public trust, because in practice they followed clearer procedures. Some unique figures, like Mao Zedong or Stalin, are hard to characterize as they followed the form (but some would say not the substance) of consultation and deliberation—although disagreeing with these figures could mean exile or death.

Sorry it so long, you all probably already know it back to front. But given the current administration, the topics, and where it stems from, given the usage and manipulation of language....I thought it relevant.

toniD said...

US looking at plans to oust Musharraf?
'Indications' that it might be willing to back plans to sack Pakistan president.

LINK

2turk said...

Abu-Gitmo Gonzales,..

http://www.earthstation1.com/WBCartoonFiles/WB_Wavs/porky.wav

(select "porky.wav" off list)

blah blah blah said...

toniD said...
Many workers live
paycheck to paycheck
Four out of 10 U.S. workers often or always live from paycheck to paycheck.

isn't that what payday loans are for :-(

as subprime collapses we are in for a whole world of hurt. growing up you always thought life would get better and it was hard to understand the black and white films from the 20's where things were terrible yet that is exactly where we are headed a lot of it because we have been without effective leadership for the last six years.

georgia said...

serving "at the pleasure of the President" is such bullshit

Section 502 of the PATRIOT Act Reauthorization, removed the Senate's advise and consent role, clearly unconctitutional, and allowed the AG to appoint interm USA's INDEFINTELY.

Who put the provision there?

toniD said...

Foreclosures May Hit 1.5 Million in U.S. Housing Bust (Update3)

By Bob Ivry

March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Hold on to your assets. The deepest housing decline in 16 years is about to get worse.

As many as 1.5 million more Americans may lose their homes, another 100,000 people in housing-related industries could be fired, and an estimated 100 additional subprime mortgage companies that lend money to people with bad or limited credit may go under, according to realtors, economists, analysts and a Federal Reserve governor. Financial stocks also could extend their declines over mortgage default worries.

The spring buying season, when more than half of all U.S. home sales are made, has been so disappointing that the National Association of Home Builders in Washington now expects purchases to fall for the sixth consecutive quarter after it predicted a gain just last month.

``The correction will last another year,'' said Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's Economy.com in West Chester, Pennsylvania. ``Fewer people qualifying for mortgages means there will be less borrowers, and that will weigh on demand.''

A five-year housing boom that ended in 2006 expanded home- ownership to a record number of U.S. households. Now it has given way to mounting defaults, failing subprime mortgage companies and an increasing number of unsold homes.

LINK

2turk said...

trying to get this to open direct,..

Gonzales,..

http://tinyurl.com/3749xy

georgia said...

who put it there, and why?

the Senate needs to find out

bibimimi troll'p said...

SAM!

please launch a cosmic loogie at Duncan Hunter for conflating pedophilia with homosexuality!

crunchyknee said...

Daniel, dooooood, turn down the Moe and bust out a link every now and again.

georgia said...

the provision was added after the firing plan was hatched, but before it was executed

Anonymous said...

Hi Sam, everyone,
Just wanted to say what a lot of laughs I was getting last night while reading chapter 13 of FUBAR. I wish I could remember some of those organizations for turning gay guys straight. (No Backsliding?, Erection Redirection, ha.)

georgia said...

SOMEONE knowingly and deliberately shat on our Constitution

georgia said...

FDA? whee.....

http://forums.therandirhodesshow.com/index.php?showtopic=87657&hl=

bibimimi troll'p said...

"deliberately shat"

nice use of verb tense and adverb

toniD said...

Top White House Aides: Gonzales May Be Too Damaged By Scandal
NY Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and JEFF ZELENY | March 14, 2007 09:03 AM

Excerpted from NY Times:

The two Republicans, who spoke anonymously so they could share private conversations with senior White House officials, said top aides to Mr. Bush, including Fred F. Fielding, the new White House counsel, were concerned that the controversy had so damaged Mr. Gonzales's credibility that he would be unable to advance the White House agenda on national security matters, including terrorism prosecutions.

"I really think there's a serious estrangement between the White House and Alberto now," one of the Republicans said.

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

Carol Lam was on fire and then they hit her with the hose.

blah blah blah said...

i'm just waiting to hear eight words:

alberto, you're doing a heck of a job...

toniD said...

"Scooter" Libby's Real Name Revealed: "I" Stands For Irve
Eat The Press | Rachel Sklar | March 14, 2007 12:37 AM

I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby not only has one of the most punctuated names in Washington, he also has one of the most mysterious -- not even the White House knows his real name. Or if they do, they're not telling. Or at least, they're not telling me. Allow me to backtrack.

It all started with this item in today's Washington Examiner. FishbowlDC's Patrick Gavin asked me to answer this question for the "Yeas & Nays" column: "What will Scooter Libby's nickname be in prison?" My immediate response was "Irwin!" because what better nickname for a guy named Scooter than the given name he never, ever uses? And so I submitted something along those lines, telling Patrick that I was going to double-check and make sure it was Irwin.

LINK

Anonymous said...

not firehose, watersports

daniel said...

Sorry, I hoped the bold type and paragraph breaks that were in it would have carried over and made it less of an eyesore. Totatally unintentionally, and will note it for next time. Thanks!

bibimimi troll'p said...

go ROGUE

and COMMANDO!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Anonymous said...
not firehose, watersports

March 14, 2007 7:11 AM

apt touch

daniel said...

And my links never work right. I have no idea what Im doing. I, never learned to reeeeeead.

Really? Is that true Wayne.

Yeah, everything except the reading part.

Anonymous said...

L@L says:

G'day, gang! Miss you guys...too friggin' busy.

*

SJ: Pkg enroute. Hot bath, ibuprophen & heating pad for that back, ol' man. A bit of orange sparkler works wonders, too. ; )

*

Sammer:

The pukes are engaging in...

The Politicalization of Criminality!

Go on, say it, start the meme.

bibimimi troll'p said...

blah blah blah said...
i'm just waiting to hear eight words:

alberto, you're doing a heck of a job...


will his head be in his lap at the moment?

ah ahah ahahahah stammer-stammer

bibimimi troll'p said...

L@L says:

G'day, gang! Miss you guys...too friggin' busy.

*
TAX TYME, BABAYYYYYYYYYYY!

pbtrue1 said...

Rigged Recount Ohio 2004 Debacle Shredding

Election workers sentenced for rigging 2004 presidential recount

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge suspicious of more corruption pressed two former election board workers to tell what they know and then sentenced them Tuesday to the maximum 18 months in prison for rigging the 2004 presidential election recount to make their job easier.

"I can't help but feel there's more to this story," said Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan, who allowed the women to remain free on bond pending appeal.

http://zanesvilletimesrecorder.com

After Ohio’s recount rigging convictions in Cuyahoga, is Coshocton County next?
By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman
Online Journal Guest Writers


Mar 7, 2007, 01:24

After the recent convictions of two Cuyahoga County Board of Election (BOE) workers for felony recount tampering, Republican County Prosecutor Robert Batchelor is stonewalling efforts to investigate similar well-documented charges in Coshocton County, Ohio.

http://onlinejournal.com

CeeCee said...

AG Gonzalez doesn't realize that the "Repuglycans" will have no reservation about throwing him overboard. He's a brown person.

El Cid said...

The anti-global warming delusionists (as opposed to honest skeptics) are finding that their TV show in England on Sunday ("The Great Global Warming Swindle") is being revealed already as outright deception.

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/climate_change/article2355956.ece

The real global warming swindle

A Channel 4 documentary claimed that climate change was a conspiratorial lie. But an analysis of the evidence it used shows the film was riddled with distortions and errors.

By Steve Connor
Published: 14 March 2007


A Channel 4 documentary that claimed global warming is a swindle was itself flawed with major errors which seriously undermine the programme's credibility, according to an investigation by The Independent.

The Great Global Warming Swindle, was based on graphs that were distorted, mislabelled or just plain wrong. The graphs were nevertheless used to attack the credibility and honesty of climate scientists.

Sunshine said...

yay CeeCee!!!

pinellas said...

Better, even, than stuffonmycat.com, is http://www.cuteoverload.com

Unless you already knew about it......

Anonymous said...

This scandal is just more reason for Bush to attack Iran. put all this scandal stuff on the back page.

you know its gonna happen.

toniD said...

Kyle Sampson, Atty Gen. Gonzales' aid, looks like Karl Rove. Check it out.

georgia said...

Sam, get to it. This is not just about Gonzo. It's about Bozo too.

The White House replaced the DOJ leadership with his own counsel and his staff, the members that responded to the CIA leak case.

The new White House counsel tried to dismiss all USA's.

The new White House Counsel was nominated for the Supreme Court.

Nancy "The Turk" Pelosi said...

toniD said...

Maxine Waters fights Pelosi
on Iraq War exit delays
"I am philosophically opposed to the war," Waters told reporters after the private meeting. "We're voting to give the president of the United States almost $100 billion to continue the war. I can't support it."

LINK

March 14, 2007 6:44 AM

Well....you let me worry about Maxine, you just talk to Sonny and tell him about my deal with the Tattaglias!

pinellas said...

I tried to watch the Sarah Silverman show, but her character is just too mean for me.

I never much cared for Don Rickles style either....

Sunshine said...

tanks LaL!

dam near crawling on this'un.

had to give ceecee a WTG!

crunchyknee said...

Shatting on the Constitution

pinellas said...

P.S. not that I don't like Silverman as a person - mean & lowbrow's just not my style = J

Sunshine said...

OUR cat links...

http://www3.telus.net/Art-Adventures/CatLinks/opera6.html

Sunshine said...

Ya know

we don't have to obey laws

if we don't agree with them...

they're planning on subverting "LAW" to destroy the USA.

pinellas said...

I heard that Gonzales shite re: CEOs, et al. on local radio yesterday - wottaweenie!

I, too interpreted the assertion that he was staying put as almost a guarantee that he'll be gone sooner or later......

georgia said...

if you're going to put together a timeline, it needs to include the resignation of Ashcroft, the nomination of Gonzo, the Libby case, from the jailing of Judy Miller on (all in Feb 2005)....

the Libby case doesn't stop with Libby, and the Gonzo case doesn't stop with Gonzo

blah blah blah said...

but, but, but janet reno fired all of them.

go back and do your homework you f*tard. reno requested the resignation of them as she is allowed to do at the start of clinton's term. she specifically deferred on any prosecutor who was in an active investigation.

whats interesting is that drudge is giving a link to a ny times story that you need to pay to read.

georgia said...

to the current caller...

White House staff working on Libby case was sent to DOJ. See the red flag????

Sunshine said...

all of these are distractions that are preventing us from realizing what the really 'bad'problems are.

our economic system is run by international syndicates that intend to destroy the freedom and independance we've managed to gain.

"W" and the 'Boyz' are just puppets.

georgia said...

the AG was given the authority to place USA's at his own discretion, INDEFINITELY!!!!!

he sacked the Senate

toniD said...

Pee break!

Alice said...

*US Accused of Secret Renditions in East Africa*

The US is being accused of bringing its practice of secretly transferring prisoners to East Africa. Human rights advocates in Kenya say the Bush administration has engineered the secret transfers of more than 150 people captured during the recent conflict in Somalia.

The prisoners are said to include children as young as seven months.

They were held in Kenya before being transferred to secret locations in Somalia and Ethiopia.

The McClatchy news service says the State Department declined to respond to questions over its involvement.

El Cid said...

McClatchy news (which broke the part of the Domenici aspect) has taken apart this "buh buh buh Clinton didit" defense.

Seems that the Clintons did what you are supposed to do, getting rid of people when you come in.

During their 2nd term, like Reagan, they retained the US attorneys and didn't sweep out any for political reasons.

See Atrios / Eschaton.

Nukeboot said...

Sam,

Would you please not play Husker Du under you while you talk? I like listening to you, but I find myself wanting to hear the music.

Alice said...

*Guam Prosecutor Dismissed Following Abramoff Probe*

Meanwhile, two Democratic Congressmembers are asking Congress to investigate another attorney dismissal, this one from five years ago.

Congressmembers George Miller of California and Nick Rahall of West Virginia want to look into the firing of Frederick Black of the island of Guam.

Black had begun investigating the activities of the now-convicted Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff at the time.

The probe ended shortly after Black was let go.

Def-Seph an' Cranky-D said...

what was that song that SammyMan said he liked so much? It was a rockin'

bibimimi troll'p said...

he sacked the Senate

March 14, 2007 7:46 AM

more like teabagged...

Alice said...

Mexicans storm U.S. Embassy to protest Bush

Demonstrators are laying siege to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City at this hour (Tuesday afternoon), protesting the visit of George W. Bush to the Yucatan peninsula.

Sunshine said...

Sam Seder

get Aaron Russo on the show to plug his new movie "Freedom to Fascism"

http://www.freedomtofascism.com/

Anonymous said...

New rule:

Everybody must dress as a cat.

http://www.costumecraze.com/CTWN04.html?PHPSESSID=9ed7ec6e090983c35f9689ed712e12b9

toniD said...

NYT: Congress should broaden attorney probe. From its editorial today:

Congress should broaden the investigation to determine whether any other prosecutors were forced out for not caving in to political pressure — or kept on because they did.

There was, for example, the decision by United States Attorney Chris Christie of New Jersey to open an investigation of Senator Bob Menendez just before his hotly contested re-election last November. Republicans, who would have held the Senate if Mr. Menendez had lost, used the news for attack ads. Then there was the career United States attorney in Guam who was removed by Mr. Bush in 2002 after he started investigating the superlobbyist Jack Abramoff. The prosecutor was replaced. The investigation was dropped.

LINK

Sunshine said...

fuggit.

i'm going horizontal again...

love ya all

toniD said...

78: Percentage of Americans who “do not think the Bush administration has done enough to care for [Iraq war] veterans,” a new CBS/NYT poll shows. “A majority of Republicans agree with all Americans overall on this issue.”

LINK

daniel said...

people who let people use them who want to use people who want to use them to use people who want to use people to use people that want to use people who want to use people swo they can use them use those people who use people that use them to kill those other peaople off, even though those people think theyre getting over on those other people who just want to kill them even though theyve convinced those people they arent using them using them, they only want to use them in this or that way so they can help those people they are using use them bac, which is allll bullshit.

georgia said...

When the Republicans controlled Congress and they felt that the Appointment Clause was not sufficiently being adhered to, they passed the Vacancy Reform Act of 1998. See link:

http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdocs/crs//data/1998/upl-meta-crs-703/98-892a_1998Nov02.pdf?PHPSESSID=b71b1481b8676a3db2426ef2db4f4eb1

The shoe is on the other foot now, so they've given up their fake concern for the rule of law.

red said...

Sunshine said...
Sam Seder

get Aaron Russo on the show to plug his new movie "Freedom to Fascism"

http://www.freedomtofascism.com/

March 14, 2007 7:52 AM



Hey Jim, that movie preview looks great. cant get enough of liberal film.

I'll put that on my list.

Alice said...

The Black Cats

Black Cats were symbolically associated with witchcraft and evil. In Hebrew and Babylonian folklore, cats are compared to serpents, coiled on a hearth. Originally in Britain and Europe, a black cat crossing one's path was considered good luck; however they were also seen by the church as associated with witches. It was the church, who considered them unholy and pagan, who altered their reputation. The black cat was still usually seen as good luck, however in the USA and parts of Europe which were affected by the witch hunts the association with witches caused them to be considered as bad luck. In places which weren't affected particularly by witch hunts, they retained their status as good luck, and are still considered as such in Japan, Britain and Egypt.

Since the 1880s, the color black has been associated with anarchism. The black cat, in an alert, fighting stance was later adopted as an anarchist symbol. More specifically, the black cat -- often called the "sab cat" or "sabo-tabby"

daniel said...

may have been an extra use or two inthere, but then again...I dont know how far this does actually go do I?! Maybe, there arent enough.....

2turk said...

Stealth Zionists in bu$$hco admin.
scream war,.. war ,..war. Sending American soldiers to die for Israel's battles. Our blood, our brothers, our bucks $$$.

http://winterpatriot.blogspot.com/2007/03/good-news-surge-is-succeeding.html

Anonymous said...

Alice said...

The Black Cats

Since the 1880s, the color black has been associated with anarchism.

March 14, 2007 7:57 AM

Uh, what about the "Black Hand Society" of Pan-Serbians?...or the "Black Shirts" of Mussolini's fascists? Or being "in the black" for finances?

hehe

Alice said...

Gerardo Fernandez, a spokesperson for the opposition Democratic Revolution Party:

"This carpet is for the Bush/Calderon meeting so that when Calderon kneels before Bush his knees won't get hurt because here the floor is made of sharp stones."

blah blah blah said...

get Aaron Russo on the show to plug his new movie "Freedom to Fascism"

http://www.freedomtofascism.com/

why bother. its just another right wing anti tax kook riding on the skirts of those who are concerned about the fascist threat to america.

Alice said...

Iraqi PM Fears US-Backed Ouster

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has reportedly told aides he fears the Bush administration will force him out if the Iraqi parliament fails to pass a draft oil law by the end of June.

daniel said...

yeah, thatm surplus in deficit by 2011 isnt going to happen if Bush has anything to do wit it. If it was, wed still be debting then cause his illegal war would still be gettig no bid contracts for his master corporations.

Alice said...

I like Majority Report

toniD said...

Some Fun Facts from US Attorney PurgeGate

by Mary
Question: Who slipped the provision in the Patriot Act?

Answer: An aide to Arlen Spector at the behest of the Justice Department according to Joe Conason:

At the behest of the Justice Department, an aide to Sen. Arlen Specter☼ slipped a provision into the bill that permitted the White House to place its own appointees in vacant U.S. attorney positions permanently and without Senate confirmation. So silently was this sleight of hand performed that Specter himself now claims, many months later, to have been completely unaware of the amendment's passage. (Of course, it would be nice if the senators actually read the legislation before they voted, particularly when they claim to be the authors.)

The staffer who reportedly performed this bit of dirty work is Michael O'Neill, a law professor at George Mason University and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. As the Washington Times explained when O'Neill was appointed as the Senate Judiciary Committee's chief counsel, many observers believed that Specter had hired him to reassure conservatives of his loyalty to the Bush White House. Right-wing distrust had almost ousted the Pennsylvania moderate from the Judiciary chairmanship, and appointing O'Neill was apparently the price for keeping that post.


Spector says he didn't know about it. What's clear now is he's increasingly upset about how it was used.

Continue reading "Some Fun Facts from US Attorney PurgeGate"

LINK

daniel said...

But that BS is about getting people to unacknowledge and unrelize the magnitude of the debt Bush has created at the laymen level of American society...and all while producing nothing.

GBC said...

Morning everyone. :)

blah blah blah said...

Alice said...

The Black Cats


i prefer the type that go boom:

http://www.blackcatfireworks.com/

Alice said...

Evangelical Group Criticizes Admin on Detainees

One of the nation’s largest evangelical groups has come out against the Bush administration on the treatment of detainees in the so-called war of terror.

The National Association of Evangelicals has endorsed a statement saying the administration’s policies have crossed “boundaries of what is legally and morally permissible.”

The declaration continues: “Tragically, documented cases of torture and inhumane and cruel behaviour have occurred at various sites in the war on terror, and current law opens procedural loopholes for more to continue.”

The National Association of Evangelicals represents nearly forty-five thousand churches in the United States.

daniel said...

...just another emppty promise. Bush ont he cover of MAd magazine going "trust me", again.

pinellas said...

Majority Report Report!

yeah = )

Anonymous said...

Antonia Juhasz, an analyst with Oil Change International, a watchdog
group, is the author of “The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One
Economy at a Time.”

What You Can Do

+ Go to the Oil Change International website www.PriceofOil.org
to find an automatic letter you can send to your Congressional
Representative and Senators demanding Hands Off Iraq’s Oil!

+ Use this letter and any and all of the background material provided
on the site to write your own Op Ed, Letter to the Editor, language to
use to call-in to a radio show, and a flyer to hand out to your
friends and colleagues.

+ Specifically, you can write a letter to the New York Times in
response to my Op Ed - use the Op Ed as an entry way to have your say
about the oil law and the war for oil. Write no more than 150 words
and send to: letters@nytimes.com.

+ Participate in Protests against War AND Climate Change on the 4-Year
Anniversary of the Iraq War.

Oil Change International (www.PriceOfOil.org), Global Exchange
(www.Globalexchange.org), and more organizations and groups every day
are joining with Hundreds of communities throughout the US, and the
world to hold protest events on March 17-19, to mark the 4-year
anniversary of the Iraq war.

We urge environmentalists and climate change activists to join with
peace activists and organize protests on these dates at the
headquarters and gas stations of the oil companies leading the charge
in Iraq: Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon, ConocoPhillips, Shell and BP.
What better locations to send a message about war, oil and the
consequences of oil addiction?
List your protest at www.unitedforpeace.org.

MARCH 19 - In the Bay Area, I’ve joined with activists planning a
Rally, Protest, and Nonviolent Direct Action at Chevron’s World
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+ Learn about an international network of organizations organizing
protests under the heading “Hands Off Iraq’s Oil!” Visit their website
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+ Share this information with your friends, neighbors, community and colleagues.

+ Hold your own rally, protest, press conference, direct action, or
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Learn More - Visit
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www.handsoffiraqioil.org


‘’The people running the United States government are from the energy
industry,'’ said Fredrick D. Palmer, of Peabody Energy, the world’s
largest coal company. ‘’They understand it and they believe in energy
supply.'’ - April 21, 2002.

toniD said...

Dems: worried about upsetting Israel

by soccerdad
2 updates below

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic leaders are stripping from a military spending bill for the war in Iraq a requirement that President Bush gain approval from Congress before moving against Iran.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other leaders agreed to remove the requirement concerning Iran after conservative Democrats as well as other lawmakers worried about its possible impact on Israel, officials said Monday. link


That about sums it up. Lets not worry about the US voting public, lets not worry about Bush abusing his powers, and lets not worry about an attack on Iran starting WWIII with terror attacks on the US. Yes the only concern is that the AIPAC might turn off the money faucet.

***UPDATE***
Cenk Uygur is really angry about this and makes a very important point


These days the Israeli lobby no longer lobbies for Israel. They lobby for the most right-wing, war-mongering part of the Israeli government. They don't represent the Israeli people or the whole government. They certainly don't represent what's in Israel's best interest. They only represent hard right-wing, Likud politics.

If they represented what was in Israel's best interest, why on God's green earth would they have lobbied for the Iraq War? All that war has done is destabilize the region, created more Sunni and Shiite extremists - both of whom hate Israel, and strengthened Iran. The Iraq War has been an utter disaster for Israel. And yet the so-called Israeli lobby lobbied for it.


**Update 2**


The night before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual conference, House Democrats removed language from an Iraq supplemental bill that would have prevented President Bush from attacking Iran without Congressional approval. link

http://www.theleftcoaster.com/archives/009994.php

El Cid said...

Le Rapport De Majorité.

Alice said...

pinellas said...

Majority Report Report!


I like that one better.. :)

Anonymous said...

Why can't I pick up the live stream anymore? A message keeps coming on that "due to popular demand" I can't hear the show.

What's up?

My city doesn't run the show live anymore. :-(

toniD said...

Trade deficit sets record for 5th year
2 hours, 16 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - The deficit in the broadest measure of trade set a record for the fifth consecutive year even though the imbalance in the final three months of 2006 shrank, reflecting a lower foreign oil bill.

LINK

Other said...

1,700 Police Readied for Sean Bell Indictment Decision

bibimimi troll'p said...

announcing the sequel to the vagina monologues:

THE NUTSACK NARRATIVES

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why can't I pick up the live stream anymore? A message keeps coming on that "due to popular demand" I can't hear the show.

What's up?

My city doesn't run the show live anymore. :-(

March 14, 2007 8:09 AM


you need this page


book mark this

click opn either stream here and it always works...

enjoy

bibimimi troll'p said...

What's up?

My city doesn't run the show live anymore. :-(

March 14, 2007 8:09 AM

I HEAR-TELL IT'LL BE FIXED NEXT WEEK!

Anonymous said...

you need this page


book mark this

click opn either stream here and it always works...

enjoy

March 14, 2007 8:11 AM


http://www.wwrl1600.com/live_stream.asp

sorry ..... its this stream

El Cid said...

Our digestive systems are dependent upon a population of E Coli, right?

As long as they are the 'good' E Coli, and they stay in the gut.

So I guess what we need to ask of all this E Coli is, "Are you on our side? Or are you with the terrorists?"

Alice said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeBWxqqdSsk
Zapatista - Documentary Trailer

bibimimi troll'p said...

Sal Manila's Ptomaine Delicatessen.

Brendan;

how u stand living in rightwingville, usa?

Liberal Una said...

Georgia, tonid gave you the info I was going to -- about Michael O'Neill. Or to quote an Air America host: It sure would be nice if Congress read the bills before they signed them ... especially if they were the SPONSOR. Although, in this case, O'Neill got that provision snuck into the bill. No one reviewed it before signing it!!!

Lauren, pinellas beat me to www.cuteoverload.com so I hope you check it out.

Lastly, regarding Kyle Sampson. They cut Sampson's hair and he couldn't hold up the pillars no mo' ... ergo, he's now the Fall Guy!

-- Dale From Chelsea

daniel said...

That Vietnamese weapons were made in China and we didnt invade China. Thats a good point.

bibimimi troll'p said...

dewey sux.

bibimimi troll'p said...

dewey

make some sense, dude.

2turk said...

Dewey poops his pants,..

Sam cleans up the mess.

COWARD ??!!??!!??!!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Thats a good point.

March 14, 2007 8:15 AM

logic is SUCH a mofo, ain't it??

2turk said...

Call Rush,.. DEWEY,.. CALL RUSH.

Nukeboot said...

"I'm talking about your physical ones"...

Too funny.

Liberal Una said...

Anon, I've had problems getting the stream, too. You don't have to have a local show. I picked an AAR station from the website and listened through there. Like KEUN in Louisiana. Try this link when the stream is down: http://www.keunworldwide.com/amlisten.htm

-- Dale From Chelsea

El Cid said...

For all those people who keep saying "I want the U.S. to win in Iraq."

I also want rainbows to end at my front door and Leprechauns to hand me pots of gold.

I also want a diverse set of scantily-clad female angels to deliver to baskets of hungry children worldwide.

Do these people think that fantasies about what they want are the equivalent of reality-based thinking?

Do they think that by fantasizing ponies appearing around Iraq that it will happen?

i said...

Digestive problem. :) Good one.

Chickenhawks.

georgia said...

tonid, liberal, thanks.

great info

daniel said...

All Cheney Rumsfeld and McNamarra wanted to drop nukes up and down the coast and invade China eventually. Just like Iraq, is just a detour on theeir way to their real target Iran and the domination of the middel east...Vietnam was just a set up to get US forces into Asia before PEACE broke out so they could get into China and domination of the far east.

daniel said...

Ummmm, that last one didnt work out so well as they had planned....

CeeCee said...

Well now, Dewey will be working to prevent global warming because it is affecting his pocket.

Suggestion: send all poor children to Dewey's house. Maybe he'll work on getting them insured.

daniel said...

kind of like now....

Anonymous said...

I love Dewey. Why? Because he always has an excuse as to why he cannot contribute to the war effort personally----physically, monetarily, volunteer work, raising money for armor for our underprotected troops, calling the VA and asking if he can help out with the injured troops who have come home, etc. Nope. He can't do any of that. His one "big idea" is to call you on a daily basis and tell you you're wrong. Heh. Isn't that the greatest possible person to reflect the values of the chickenhawk republicans? "Let someone else do it!" and "I can't, but YOU can!"

Please continue to take his calls as often as possible. He is awesome good fun.

Susan

blah blah blah said...

dewey might actually be right about global warming making him sick. chron's is one of those long term diseases that can be excaberated by unresolved stress. considering that the neoclowns are slowly but surely loosing ground on denying global warming, there could be a lot of stress in that poor f'tards life.

well, i guess its back to daydreaming about defeat. tis a beautiful thing :)

Anonymous said...

Sam,

Story on CBS Market Watch, Barney Frank pursuing legislation to ease accounting requirements and thereby improve the competitive position of US Corporations ? So I guess the Enron model really did work for some people. I'm a big supporter of Barney Frank but it becomes difficult when you start to wonder whose side they are on !

Boldtimer

pinellas said...

Hmmm - AFAA (Al Franken Alumni Association)...?

AAA (Association of Al Franken Alumni)....?

Phil in Boston said...

Sam,

One last point, since my line went dead during our call:

What about the U.S. Attorneys that were not fired? Who did they prosecute - or not prosecute - to keep the White House happy? This story is much bigger than just the ones who were fired.

Anonymous said...

On "borrowing" Al's guests: call it The Al Franken Emulation.

Anonymous said...

What's going on? You were just introducing David and the signal died I guess . . . can't get you anywhere. YIKES!

joanne

toniD said...

US SPONSORED SECRET RENDITIONS IN EAST AFRICA "A network of U.S. allies in East Africa secretly have transferred to prisons in Somalia and Ethiopia as many as 150 people who were captured in Kenya while fleeing the recent war in Somalia, according to human rights advocates here."
(McClatchy)

LINK

pinellas said...

Grrrr - stream cut out again >= (

Mostly seems to do this in the final 1/2 hour of the show, I've noticed.

I've been going to the Portland OR station to hear the show over from the start - they're 3 hrs earlier than I.

web_geek said...

Sam Cam alert!!!!!

pinellas said...

I can't help but wonder if somewhere, some pimple-faced goon is hunching over a screen, hacking AAR streams.......>= P

Alice said...

So here's a baffler, yesterday I passed a dead cat on the road...beige & white...head downcouldn't really see the face...I just passed the same cat & its eyes are open & it's head is slightly up facing traffic. How can this be?

crunchyknee said...

Geek!

Crap, my SamCam went tits up.

crunchyknee said...

Alice said...
How can this be?



Jeebus?!?!

:shock:

Anonymous said...

Did Dooey say anything? I fell asleep.

Duwee

treebu said...

Can we freeze the Halliburton accounts before they take it overseas?

toniD said...

On Sammy CAM if you go to the drop down menu on "File" then go to the borrom where the list is of what you were listening to... click on clip. Real Player will reload and you get the stream and cam back

GBC said...

Ohio Election Workers Sentenced

Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:16 AM


By THOMAS J. SHEERAN

Associated Press Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) - Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, detailed review.

Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan allowed the women to remain free on bail pending appeal, but indicated he thought there was a more widespread conspiracy among election officials.

``I can't help but feel there's more to this story,'' Corrigan said.

Link

bibimimi troll'p said...

Phil in Boston said...
Sam,

One last point, since my line went dead during our call:

What about the U.S. Attorneys that were not fired? Who did they prosecute - or not prosecute - to keep the White House happy?


a dud in NH totally DRAGGED his feet on the phone jamming scandal, he's still there.

blah blah blah said...

isn't it about time for hr to check in or do we only get one wing nut a day in honor of lent?

Def-Seph an' Cranky-D said...

Hey, did my first message get to you yet?

Alice said...

Subcom Marcos, 1996
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eem9IlTvL_8

Anonymous said...

Thank god for lent then.

web_geek said...

Crunchy!!!!

At least I got the audio back.

sheesh

Belger143 said...

hey, its 11:50 am EST (+Early DLST)
is that why last post on here says 8:42am?
Please dont hate me for askin I am Very New and lrn'n this Blgger while watchin sammycam, while workin(lol) while, Living. Can someone be so kind as to please tell me if I am assuming Sammy is est cst and he's not? Ok so I have been out for awhile and miss'd ALOT of my Satalite Radio, and Charlotte dont have an AirAmrrca station (am/or) that u can get in a hosptl:-)

Alice said...

Anti-Bush protests in Mexico City

Hundreds of demonstrators have rioted outside the US embassy in Mexico City, in the latest protest against President George W Bush's tour of Latin America.

Protesters burned US flags and threw stones at police guarding the building.

Tear gas was used to disperse the crowds. Several people were injured, including a number of police officers.

The violence came hours after Mr Bush pledged to reform controversial immigration laws, during two-day talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has used a parallel trip to speak out against what he calls the interference of the "American empire".

Mr Chavez' last stop was Haiti where he signed a deal granting the island 14,000 barrels of crude a day as a beneficiary of Venezuela's PetroCaribe initiative, which offers regional governments discounted oil supplies.

In a joint press conference, Haitian President Rene Preval also said his country had signed a three-way deal with close allies Venezuela and Cuba on health care, energy and oil.

Donn said...

does anyone know what station Seder is on in ST, Louis?

Anonymous said...

What is happening to the streaming to the West Coast? Half the time it isn't there and the other half it stops and never restarts. I was looking forward to Sam's guests today (after finding out that he inherited Al's regular guests) and just as David was coming on the stream died. Is this some kind of deal with Clear Channel that the stream is killed in markets where they present alternate programs?

By the way, Thom Hartmann is no Al Franken. It's like going to a boring university lecture... ZZZZzzzzz

Susan Underhill said...

Has anyone seen my script?

toniD said...

Belger143 said...
hey, its 11:50 am EST (+Early DLST)
is that why last post on here says 8:42am?
Please dont hate me for askin I am Very New and lrn'n this Blgger while watchin sammycam, while workin(lol) while, Living. Can someone be so kind as to please tell me if I am assuming Sammy is est cst and he's not? Ok so I have been out for awhile and miss'd ALOT of my Satalite Radio, and Charlotte dont have an AirAmrrca station (am/or) that u can get in a hosptl:-)

The blog was never set to EST. It is on Mountain Time right now.

Whoever minds the blog could change that in settings but...

They could also go to a pop up window for comment that would eliminate that stupid security pop up window that you have to choose yes or no.

Terry said...

I have been having trouble getting the stream also, but have been able to stream by going to the WROL 1600 stream from New York.

toniD said...

Democrats suggest 'monthly' oversight of FCC, admonish chairman RAW STORY
Published: Wednesday March 14, 2007

"Democratic lawmakers took Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to task over a number of the agency’s policies," the WALL STREET JOURNAL'S Washington Wire reports. Excerpts:

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At a hearing before the House Commerce Committee’s telecommunications panel, Commerce Chairman John Dingell of Michigan said the FCC is overstepping its bounds and usurping local authority with its recent policy to change video franchises. “If reform of that regulatory structure is necessary, then it is Congress’s prerogative to take such action as we have done before,” Dingell scolded. “It is not the role of the FCC. The commission chose to ignore the well-settled divisions of responsibilities, that is unwise.”

Dingell suggested the telecommunications subcommittee might have to hold oversight hearings “every month” in order to ensure the FCC is doing its job appropriately.

Indeed, Massachusetts Rep. Edward Markey, chairman of the telecommunications panel, told Martin that he could expect to be a “frequent visitor” before the subcommittee.

FULL STORY HERE.

glzgowlass said...

Dewey is Bill Scher from Liberal Oasis and Sam Seder, you know it!

toniD said...

Work called. Have to go in. My boss just had her baby yesterday so we are short.

Later bloggers

toniD said...

One more post. Look at the stock market:

Dow 12017.64 -58.32 (-0.48%)
Nasdaq 2343.25 -7.32 (-0.31%)
S&P 500 1373.02 -4.93 (-0.36%)
10-Yr Bond 0.449% -0.00

blah blah blah said...

dow is down to 12003 and trending lower. wait, 12001...

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