Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday, Monday

At 9:15, show regular Bill Scher talks about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan for Iraq. Here's Scher's take on the plan, from his Liberal Oasis blog. (Psst. It's Monday. You should be reading Scher's rundown of the Sunday talk shows.)

At 10:45, we'll talk to journalist and author Karen Houppert about the controversial HPV vaccine and her article in The Nation, "Who's Afraid of Gardasil?"

At 11:06: Glenn Greenwald! Check out his must-read article about the abuse of National Security Letters. Hint: "signing statement" should now be a part of your vocabulary.

Streaming problems? Check out the Liberal Talk Radio blog's compilation of audio stream links for The Sam Seder Show and other Air America shows.

Must Reads:

Who's on the new House committee on global warming?


Leave your comments below.

198 comments:

Not Sam said...

Good morning!

scott said...

sam,

the LTR link is a lifesaver...genius man!!

scott said...

and first

Sunshine said...

monin gang!

doggers got me up at 4:30 O'clock

they're asleep and I'm up.

i live for the irony.

WaitingForCicero said...

Streams are down, who's got a link?

Sunshine said...

hey!

actually got the normal streaming link to work!

first time in a week or so...

Supoena power is right.

web_geek said...

Oh yeah!

Sunshine said...

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

try this'un?

scott said...

http://ltradio.blogspot.com/2007/03/special-note-to-air-america-radio.html

that link works great

WaitingForCicero said...

Can't get real, iTunes, or WMP streams.

WaitingForCicero said...

Just says please tune back during broadcast hours.

Dammit.

Sunshine said...

no biggie joel

i lived in a volkswagon trunk for three years when i went to college.

Sunshine said...

try here WFC

http://ltradio.blogspot.com/2007/03/special-note-to-air-america-radio.html

Sunshine said...

or here

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

air-ono said...

well, Just tune back during broadcast hours.
: )

air-ono said...

when you can't get a stream, watch this:
In Debt We Trust - America Before the Bubble Bursts

Danny Schechter's documentary investigates why so many Americans are being strangled by debt. It is a journalistic confrontation with what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips calls "Financialization" -- the "powerful emergence of a debt-and-credit industrial complex."

and/or this
Oil, War and Geopolitics

The Global Struggle Over Disappearing Petroleum
By Michael Klare

WaitingForCicero said...

Caught it, thanks.

Sunshine said...

and of course we launch the week with a streaming clusterfluff

WaitingForCicero said...

Thanks, ono. That worked.

: P

Sunshine said...

think peeps are gonna figger out what they're doing?

in time?

Kucinich'08 said...

Dennis Kucinich called the boycotting of the Fox News debate...

"If you want to be the President of the United States, you can't be afraid to deal with people with whom you disagree politically,"

Kucinich said. "No one is further removed from Fox's political philosophy than I am, but fear should not dictate decisions that affect hundreds of millions of Americans and billions of others around the world who are starving for real leadership."

"I'm prepared to discuss the war, health care, trade, or any other issue anytime, anywhere, with any audience, answering any question from any media. And any candidate who won't shouldn't be President of the United States."

air-ono said...

no, bill!
the war will not stop...

after watching //Oil, War and Geopolitics//

the war is a bi-partisan thang known as the washington consensus, initiated during the carter administration

WaitingForCicero said...

You want an honest answer to that, SJ?

Or is this where I say, "I sure hope so."

It doesn't matter, I guess. I have to act in a manner that says they will, because the alternative is fatalistic resignation.

air-ono said...

p.s. of course, it's how the washington consensus is executed that makes all the difference

and the bush-scum administration fucked it

toniD said...

Stallone to be charged in Australia
Undetermined charges for 'Rocky' star tied to banned items found in luggage.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

Bob Hebert has a must read column in NYT today about a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center:

http://select.nytimes.com/2007/03/12/opinion/12herbert.html?hp

it essentially describes the systematic exploitation of individuals on guest visas making them the equivalent of slaves.

not surprisingly, a key paragraph declares how bush loves guest workers and wants to expand the program.

WaitingForCicero said...

Kucinich is wrong. Discussing something with an already corpo-centric media is difficult. Legitimizing the propaganda wing of the Republican party is just foolish.

Avedon said...

Oh, man, I totally forgot that the earlier time change in the US meant Sammy was starting an hour earlier, and there I was suddenly having to hustle to find a goddamn stream.

Oh, well, I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to start getting up earlier now....

scott said...

i like Seder Homes and Gardens...

air-ono said...

to //Stallone to be charged in Australia
'Rocky' star tied to banned items found in luggage.//

let that be a lesson to you americans...

don't fuck with us
: )

blah blah blah said...

freddie mac and fannie mae are not making it tougher to get loans. they are raising the standards on the loans that they will repurchase from a lending institution. its still up to the lender to qualify who they are loaning to.

that being said, many banks are now raising their standards.

toniD said...

How about Seder World!

WaitingForCicero said...

Sub-prime credit collections was my game for a while. Nasty business.

air-ono said...

to scott who said...
//i like Seder Homes and Gardens...//

SEDER!! FIX YOUR FUCKING BLOG
OR I'LL SMASH YOU IN THE TEETH
HOUSE & GARDEN

WaitingForCicero said...

It's called a race to the bottom.

Why I am terrified of debt.

blah blah blah said...

you have / had to be an idiot to take out an arm because its downside will ruin you. same with balloons.

there's a reason for the 30 year fixed.

alan greenspan is, was, and always will be a frickin moron. he's a political tool, not an economist.

toniD said...

The Pentagon has “begun plotting a fallback strategy for Iraq that includes a gradual withdrawal of forces and a renewed emphasis on training Iraqi fighters” in case the President’s escalation fails. The new strategy is more in line with the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group and is “based in part on the U.S. experience in El Salvador in the 1980s.”

LINK

WaitingForCicero said...

Psst...

Why do you think they pushed the bankruptcy bill? This was something they were pushing pre-9/11, but it looked too heartless to pull off at that time.

Now it's gonna get ugly.

a freudian slip said...

lets get into this talk about firing the attorney general

i mean the firing of the attorneys

Sunshine said...

this is the prob with not organising.

we gotta start thinking long term planning.

toniD said...

Blah, they used to have a good product with an ARM. A one year ARM that converted to a fixed rate. They don't do that anymore.

WaitingForCicero said...

Not necessarily an idiot. Subprime marketing is aimed at folks who can be misled, or are too trusting, or who don't read well, or are Hispanic (oh yeah, the "emerging markets" campaign was so fucking racist), or are very young borrowers.

Ick.

Sunshine said...

taking Bgurl to work

bib

blah blah blah said...

i don't know toniD. maybe i'm just getting to be an old fart. my mortgage payment has always been my largest monthly bill. taking on a loan whose rate can jump is betting that your life is going to be better. yet, life teaches you that it really doesn't get better.

toniD said...

blah blah blah said...
i don't know toniD. maybe i'm just getting to be an old fart. my mortgage payment has always been my largest monthly bill. taking on a loan whose rate can jump is betting that your life is going to be better. yet, life teaches you that it really doesn't get better.

Well lately it hasn't, for sure. Every day there is something that makes it worse.

toniD said...

And it seems the banks and corps are out to screw you. Greed has taken over the world.

toniD said...

Salon reports that the military “is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.”

LINK

Sure! Put them out there to get killed so they don't have to pay their medical costs.

WaitingForCicero said...

"Greed is good."

Gordon Gekko

James said...

What happened to the Sam Cam?
We must get the info out that this is not at all like what Clinton or any other president before Bush has ever done.

toniD said...

Former U.S. attorney John McKay tells Newsweek that after he was fired in December, he received a call from the Justice Department asking if he intended to go public: “He was offering me a deal: you stay silent and the attorney general won’t say anything bad about you.”

LINK

Jenise said...

morning, everyone.

james, the sammy cam is on wednesdays and fridays only, i think.

waiting, this article you posted is a heart-breaker. i keep checking in with the vets i know to make sure they're still around...

sunshine, maybe if you give people an idea of what specifically you're thinking re: organizing...?

Anonymous said...

why is wayne reporting on what some wanker conservative columnist says about barack and al sharpton?

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget that it is MORE than just firing some of the Federal attorneys. When a new president replaces the lot of them, they get confirmed by Congress. Because of the PATRIOT act, this change was going to be done without such confirmation. Add that to the fact that prior presidents have not fired sitting attorneys for political reasons makes this much different.
Regardless of anyone saying "it's been done before", no -- especially not with this major difference.

air-ono said...

here's my contribution for naming sam's newsletter

"seder's fucked up blog newsletter"

(think about it)

Fin said...

Planning a protest against the Bush Administration and its lies about the Iraq war? Download these bold and easy-to-assemble signs.

http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=1915

Anonymous said...

CANT GET THE STREAM And ive tried 10 different ways. EVEN THIS WAY :

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


wHAT IS GOING ON?

CAN ANYBODY ELSE HEAR SAM?

HELP

BillM said...

OPM's Ruling On Charity Drive Draws Protest

The nation's largest workplace charity drive -- the Combined Federal Campaign conducted in government offices -- has tossed out a key rule, and that has prompted protests and appeals to members of Congress from nonprofit groups.

The controversy involves a decision by the Office of Personnel Management, which administers the charity drive, to drop a requirement that charities spend no more than 25 percent of their revenue on fundraising and other overhead expenses. Charities that exceeded the cap were required to give the OPM a reason and come up with a plan to reduce overhead to stay in the campaign.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/11/AR2007031101123.html

Jenise said...

anonymous, i'm hearing the stream at the link you posted. there are other links posted on the main page at samsedershow.blogspot.com

air-ono said...

//HELP//
(don't panic)
scroll up, dude
there's some links up there

air-ono said...

hi, jenise
you're treading in my goody 2-shoes territory
: )

toniD said...

Anon...

Try this! It's working for me.

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

Sunshine said...

eya j

organising themselves first than their friends.

then communities.

we're a community.

but that's getting ahead of ourselves.

first must come a commitment TO organise.

blah blah blah said...

BillM said...
OPM's Ruling On Charity Drive Draws Protest

what a surprise he feigned. why is it even news that the bushies have turned charity into a way to rip people off?

WaitingForCicero said...

Yeah, j, it's really upsetting. Couple it with Salon's article on redeployment of injured/non-combat ready troops.

They're brutalizing another generation.

And as for organizing: the fact that it is not done here, does not mean it is being done. I would actually argue that what we are doing here may qualify as "organizing", or at as least relationship building.

Jenise said...

CCR needs your help to restore some of the fundamental constitutional rights that were eroded by the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA).

Two bills introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday - the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 and the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007 aim to correct some of the damage done by the Bush administration and the disastrous and reprehensible MCA.

We are asking you to take a few moments and send this letter to urge your Representative to co-sponsor and support this legislation.

(For more information on the MCA and the proposed legislation, click here.)

toniD said...

Ambassador recalled for 'bare diplomacy'
Israel's ambassador to El Salvador found wearing only 'sex accessories.'

LINK

Anonymous said...

first must come a commitment TO organise.

March 12, 2007 7:19 AM

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Sunshine said...

Demand The Restoration of habeas corpus!

http://tinyurl.com/25oaye

Please use this tool to send a letter to your Representative urging them to support both the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 and the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007.

air-ono said...

------------------------
Anonymous said...
first must come a commitment TO organise.

March 12, 2007 7:19 AM

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

March 12, 2007 7:23 AM
-------------------------

here come the arseholes

toniD said...

jenise said...

We are asking you to take a few moments and send this letter to urge your Representative to co-sponsor and support this legislation.

----------Done!

WaitingForCicero said...

Done, j-sama.

Hope they fucking repeal the MCA.

And USA PATRIOT.

And the bankruptcy bill.

And...

Aw, fuck it. Can we get a mulligan on the last six years?

air-ono said...

s.j. said: //Please//

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

and //use//

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ha ha ha
ha ha
ha
ha
(arsehole)

WaitingForCicero said...

"here come the arseholes"

Brother, we're already here.

Jenise said...

hi, jenise
you're treading in my goody 2-shoes territory
: )

March 12, 2007 7:16 AM

air-ono, i've got years of practice before i reach your territory...

: )

Anonymous said...

IS THE ATTORNEY WHO DIDNT SPEED UP THE DELAY TRIAL

BEING PRESSURED?

SHOULDNT DELAY HAVE BEEN CONVICTED BY NOW?

AND BY THE WAY.

ROVE IS GOING DOWN AND WILL DO HARD TIME FOR THIS ONE.

LETS MAKE SURE THE CONVICTION COMES 1 DAY AFTER HILARY IS INAUGURATED

Jenise said...

i sent my habeaus corpus letter, too. but my guy in congress is one of the biggest assholes there. class A republican ass who doesn't even pretend to represent anyone but the uber-rich.

having said that, his staff hasn't hung up on me once since the 2006 elections ; )

WaitingForCicero said...

Rove is going no where.

And neither is Senator Clinton, if I have anything to do with it.

I'll party if we get Gore. He's not perfect, but we gotta get on the ball about climate change. I'm willing to let almost everything wait if we can get a handle on that, although I don't believe that would be the case.

toniD said...

Another $5 billion "missing" in action
Not that this made much of an impact in the "news" but it appears that we have $5 billion MIA or as explained by our leadership:


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government health officials said they can’t show how $5 billion spent on preparations for a bio-terror attack or flu pandemic has made the country safer.

Congress approved the money five years ago in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and an anthrax scare triggered by tainted letters sent to congressional offices.
State health departments now typically get tens of millions of dollars to prepare for bio-terrorism each year, compared with hundreds of thousands before the attacks.

Congress set criteria and charged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with evaluating how well the dollars have been spent. CDC officials said improvement in emergency preparedness is hard to measure."

Larisa Alexandrovna

WaitingForCicero said...

Hagel watch going on at kos here

Apparently he's announcing his political future's plan in a half hour.

Hagel's a prick. I'm glad he's against the war, but he's a wingnut, just the same.

Anonymous said...

ROVE IS GOING DOWN AND WILL DO HARD TIME FOR THIS ONE.

LETS MAKE SURE THE CONVICTION COMES 1 DAY AFTER HILARY IS INAUGURATED

March 12, 2007 7:29 AM

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Can you say Fitzmas?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

toniD said...

The U.S. attorney scandal and the federal probe of a Pennsylvania pol
"Meet Bob Casey's campaign team: A Philadelphia politician who gave Casey almost four-hundred grand. A Philly businessman who gave Casey 31,000. A New Jersey developer -- 100,000 dollars. And several more of Casey's largest contributors are under investigation, including Casey's hand-picked campaign finance chairman. The more we learn about Bob Casey, the more concerned we ought to be."
-- Campaign TV ad for then-Sen. Rick Santorum, first aired in Sept. 2006.
If you live in Pennsylvania, you probably remember this commercial, which aired about two months before Election Day. Democrat and now Sen. Bob Casey was on his way to a landslide victory over the GOP incumbent Santorum. Santorum, despite two terms in Washington, was trailing by double digits the entire race, and the ad, with its grainy black-and-white images of actors portraying sleazy pols (with a jail door ultimately slamming on them) reeked of desperation.

But that was before we knew what we knew today, that the Bush adminstration was involved in a process of politicizing U.S. attorney offices around the country, and that there would be growing evidence of pressure on career prosecutors to either push harder against Democratic pols or ease up on Republicans.

Of the four politicians mentioned in the Santorum ad, each was the subject of a federal prosecution by regional U.S. attorney's offices -- two here in Philadelphia, one in New Jersey, and one in Puerto Rico.

Ironically, or perhaps not ironically, only one of the four men -- the New Jersey developer, Charles Kushner -- has been convicted of a crime, in 2004. The first Philadelphia pol mentioned in the ad is state Sen. Vince Fumo, who was finally indicted last month after a lengthy four-year investigation. The second Philly donor is the late Ronald A. White, the City Hall power broker who was indicted on corruption charges but died in late 2004 before his case went to trial.

The fourth pol under investigation and featured in the Santorum ad has to this date never been charged with any crime at all, and he is the most intriguing case. His name is Robert Feldman, and when Casey ran unsucessfully for governor in 2002, Feldman served as the campaign finance chief. However, he did not work on Casey's 2006 Senate race.

Take a step back for a minute. The reason the scandal over fired prosecutors has exploded in Washington is because at least eight prosecutors were replaced under an obscure provision slipped into the USA Patriot Act that made it possible to install interim U.S. attorneys without Senate approval.

LINK

Anonymous said...

L@L says:

The US Attorney firings are

The Politicalization of Criminality.

Go ahead, Sam...you can use it. : )

Sunshine said...

yay Danielle!

good call!

air-ono said...

//Not that this made much of an impact in the "news"//
[from: Another $5 billion "missing" in action]

Larisa Alexandrovna is wrong

that story is //News for Lousiville, Kentucky//

(laugh at your msm, fucking ha-ha arsehole)

Sunshine said...

good round up post T!

hope yer feeling better theus mornin.

pinellas said...

AArrrggghhh! !!

NONE of the links @ the LTR site work for me - help!

Anybody got more sources?

air-ono said...

scumhole arsehole

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA

FUCK YOU

Sunshine said...

AM 1600 WWRL

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

Anonymous said...

WaitingForCicero said...
Rove is going no where.

And neither is Senator Clinton, if I have anything to do with it.

I'll party if we get Gore. He's not perfect, but we gotta get on the ball about climate change. I'm willing to let almost everything wait if we can get a handle on that, although I don't believe that would be the case.

YOU WILL PARTY WHEN ANY DEMOCRAT TAKES OFFICE. YOU WILL LOVE PRESIDENT HILLARY.

LOVE IT.

WE ALL WILL

General Zoda said...

So...

when's the NEXT damaging story about Barack Obama coming out from the Hilla.....I mean....Fox News, Limbaugh, or DRUDGE?

Anonymous said...

Sunshine said...
AM 1600 WWRL

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

March 12, 2007 7:52 AM


THAT WORKED

SJ comes through again.

passiveconsumer said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sudan/story/0,,2032028,00.html

Sudan government 'orchestrated Darfur crimes'

Speaker Nancy "Tough as Nails" Pelosi said...

We have issued a plan to President Bush that he will veto that sets a firm, rock-solid general hope that we get some of the troops out of Iraq by August of 2008, and almost all of them out by March 2009.

This bold action, which will be veto'ed or filibustered by Senator Lieberman, is the strongest measure yet that we in Congress know the issue we were elected on last November and why we must procrastinate over it until past next year's election.


((There, that oughta hold the little bastards for a while....What?...the mike's still on?!??!))

WaitingForCicero said...

No, I'll love it when we get someone who isn't content to leave the bill for climate terrorism to my generation.

I have no special animus towards Senator Clinton, but she does not have my support as a candidate.

I am only a partisan by necessity.

passiveconsumer said...

Everybody by now knows the outlines of Barack Obama's odyssey as the Hawaiian-born son of a white Kansas mother and a Kenyan father who was educated early on in Indonesia (the home of his Muslim stepfather) as well as Honolulu, worked as a community organizer in Chicago (his real political education), graduated from Columbia University, became president of the Harvard Law Review and spent six years in the Illinois State Senate before his nationally acclaimed speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention and election that same year to the U.S. Senate

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article6647.shtml

pinellas said...

** Sunshine said...

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

try this'un?

March 12, 2007 6:13 AM **

Yay! That 1 works = )

Thanks muchly = )

toniD said...

Hagel now on CNN announcing!

Jenise said...

tonid, thought you'd be interested to know that halliburton HQ's move from texas to dubai was the lead story on BBC world today. saw you posted it on the last thread...

are your knees feeling any better today? i'm pretty sure i'll be dealing with the same down the road. ruined my knees climbing down a mountain and never got to a doctor...

air-ono said...

SEDER!!

why do you allow trolls to infest your blog

they're rubbish...

show some balls and unplug them

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. you people are such a joke! Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Anonymous said...

"""""""""""WaitingForCicero said...

Look Im sure Hillary has your support over Hagel and drag queen rudy and mccain.

youre a nut.

youre not using your brain.

We all want the most liberal democrat possible. but democratic control of white house is necessary in '08 to save the country.

can you imagine if a republican gets to pick the next supreme court judges?


use your brain. think

youre an idealist to a fault.

stop.

Huck said...

I hate having to search through aother links at other stations for a stream. Other station feeds always manage to mangle the show - either cutting off the intro to each segment, or running over the end of each segment for commercials and crap. This is especially worse during Randi's show when they try to cram extra commercials in.

EVERY DAY for the past 2 weeks I have been listening to the show through the "listen live" link on the AAR website. EVERY DAY sometime during the show the feed cuts off out of the blue and says "This stream is unavailable - please try again later." UNAVAILABLE??!!?? I was just listening to it!! I KNOW it is available!!!

I am unable to listen to Hartmann, so I am unsure if it does it during his show, but it does the same thing (even worse) during Randi. During Randi, I cannot even get the stream to come up before her show starts.

What gives? The new owners cut off the number of available streams? And why does the stream cut off after I have already "reserved" a stream for myself, then telling me it is not available???


This is driving me crazy - I want to listen, and I do not have the $$$ to pay for a premium subscription. I am going to see if anyone is posting Sam's show either through torrent, newsgroups, or a place like the White Rose Society so I can listen.

Please look into this and find out why the streams are cutting off. I am sure I am not the only one this is happening to.

Anonymous said...

that story about the soldiers is extremely disturbing. I've contacted the Senators but what else can we do?
Tiffany

Huck said...

...and why aren't the newest posts at the top?

passiveconsumer said...

Among recent outages:

-- A squirrel caused a power outage in October that shut down Merced College, southeast of San Francisco, for half the day.

-- In January, a squirrel cut power to 4,500 customers in Amarillo, Tex.

-- Hundreds of gallons of raw sewage poured into Mobile Bay in Alabama after a squirrel cut power to a sewage lift station there.

Stopping the squirrels is not easy.

"Those guys are awfully clever," said Tim Fox with Ameren, which provides electricity to St. Louis-area homes and businesses.

"When they want to get into something, they do," Fox said.

In Lincoln, dubbed a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, "squirrel guards" have been placed on all 19,391 transformers.

The guards vary. Some are plastic or silicone caps that protect the point where the power line and the transformer meet. The "Critter Guard" features a flat disk that spins around whenever a squirrel tries to climb past. Others deliver a minor shock to the squirrel to scare it off.

PECO, which powers Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, spends $1 million a year on squirrel guards to stop outages from "those rascally little varmints," Engel said.

The utilities say they're seeing some success. PECO has seen its squirrel-related outages tumble from 11,605 in 2003 to 1,345 in 2006.

But squirrels adapt to the technology, forcing the utilities to switch to different forms of what's known in the business as "wildlife abatement technology."

"Whenever we think we've got them figured out, they try something else," Engelman said.

http://news.aol.com/partners/usa-today/_a/suicide-squirrels-driving-utilities-nuts/20070312071209990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

Anonymous said...

btw, you can get this show on itunes' podcasts if you don't want to pay for the service. That's what I do. I can't afford xm but free podcasts my college wallet can afford.
Tiffany

air-ono said...

SEDER!!
why do you allow nic-stealers to infest your blog

====================
not sam said...

Before any of you go off making wild bogus accusations that don't make sense you should do a search of the blogs.

A search shows that there never was a poster with the nick of Legion. However there was a nick of Gare long long ago.

This just shows that people can imagine almost anything in their head that has no basis in fact.

The best thing you can do is IGNORE any snarky postings rather that post false accusations about anyone.

March 11, 2007 1:45 PM
===================

was that really you, not sam
?

air-ono said...

SEDER!!

why do allow the following rubbish on your blog...

Anonymous said...
Ha ha ha ha ha ha. you people are such a joke! Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

March 12, 2007 8:03 AM

toniD said...

Hi Jenise.

My Knee is bad. Pretty sure it will need to be replaced very soon.

Haliburton story on my blog and I will follow up on this. Waxman calling for a hearing on this move by Haliburton. Are they trying to avoid a subpoena? I even got a comment from a foreigner on my post.

passiveconsumer said...

know thine enimies ono.

Anonymous said...

Jenise said...


""ruined my knees climbing down a mountain and never got to a doctor...

March 12, 2007 8:02 AM

dont take vioxx.


try Alleve

passiveconsumer said...

spelling, not as important.

Sunshine said...

eya Huck

theres a good podcast site here

http://tinyurl.com/ykpysd

toniD said...

Hagel said he will announce later this year "if" he would run for president.

air-ono said...

fuck you, ja

we know them already
(they're scum)

if you want to know them better,
take them out to dinner

Total Kaos Inc said...

The population of this country is 300 million.
160 million are retired.
That leaves 140 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school.
Which leaves 55 million to do the work.
Of this there are 35 million employed by the federal government.
Leaving 15 million to do the work.
2.8 million are in the armed forces
Which leaves 12.2 million to do the work.
Take from that total the 10.8 million people who work for state and city governments.
And that leaves 1.4 million to do the work.
At any given time there are 188,000 people in hospitals.
Leaving 1,212,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 1,211,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.

You and me

And there you are,

sitting on your ass,

at your computer, reading jokes.

Nice. Real nice

WaitingForCicero said...

That's crap. I don't want the most liberal DEMOCRATIC candidate, I want the one most likely to do something about the climate crisis. If that's a Dem when the time comes, I'll support 'em. So far, Senator Clinton is not at the top of that list. I may pull the handle for her when the time comes, but I'm working towards more progressive candidates.

Sorry fella. I won't attack her, but I'll never be her cheerleader.

Jenise said...

I've contacted the Senators but what else can we do?
Tiffany

March 12, 2007 8:04 AM

you can check these organizations out:

IVAW
VFP

you can also get in contact with the canadian group housing AWOL soldiers. the canadians are providing most of the financial help for those guys...

beyond that, i don't know...

Alice said...

Good Morning, Blog... :)

air-ono said...

why are you so happy, schmoopy

you win the lottery,
or something

Jenise said...

"I even got a comment from a foreigner on my post.

March 12, 2007 8:08 AM "

tonid, i like the "bush blow it up, chaney fix it" part of the comment. that's pretty much it in a nutshell, huh?

Anonymous said...

WaitingForCicero said...

you put the climate crisis above all other things?

sad.

fascism and 1984 will come much quicker than high water.

whoever the next Dem president is I'd like to see Bobby Kennedy junior as head of the EPA

toniD said...

Even Republicans hate
US health care system
Our health care system has gotten so bad that even Republicans acknowledge that it's broken -- so what's the best way to deal with it?

link

Jenise said...

whoever the next Dem president is I'd like to see Bobby Kennedy junior as head of the EPA

March 12, 2007 8:17 AM

pretty sure you won't get that with hillary.


morning, shell.

CrunchyKnee said...

Why would the Dems have to wait to become "emboldened?" Sheesh, they were put in place last election pretty much on a mandate, and that mandate aint George's mandate...hey wait, George's mandate is Jeffie Gannon...anyways, the Dems need to act on the peoples will.

Why do our politicians hate democracy?

Alice said...

Costa Rica: Why we reject CAFTA


*


Accused Narco Banker to Host Bush-Calderón Meeting in Yucatán

Eight years ago, an “anti-drug” summit was held between US President Bill Clinton and his Mexican counterpart Ernesto Zedillo on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The February 1999 meeting took place at a hacienda in the town of Temozón Sur, near kilometer 148 of the Mérida-Campeche highway, a posh estate owned by Roberto Hernández Ramírez, then owner of Banamex, the National Bank of Mexico.

Hernández had been accused – publicly and via a criminal complaint – by the daily newspaper Por Esto! of trafficking tons of Colombian cocaine through his Caribbean coasta properties on that peninsula since 1997. The newspaper published photos of the drug, the smuggling boats, the Colombian garbage strewn upon the shores, the airfield and small airplanes that, witnesses testified, brought the cocaine north to the United States, with confirmation from sources as diverse as local fishermen and high officials of the Mexican Armed Forces.

I covered that presidential summit eight years ago, investigated the charges for three months, and published the first of many reports that May (see “Clinton and His Mexican Narco-Pals,” Boston Phoenix, May 17, 1999).
...
Eight years later, both countries have new presidents, and both rose to those posts via brazen acts of electoral fraud. Today, Air Force One will deliver George W. Bush to the Yucatán capital of Mérida, where he will hold two days of meetings with his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderón. Part of those meetings will be held at the same Temozon Sur Hacienda of Roberto Hernández where Clinton and Zedillo met in 1999. The hotel zone of Mérida and the town of Temozon Sur are today “under siege” by more than 3,000 US and Mexican soldiers and police officers; 900 of whom are camped out in tents behind the Hyatt Regency and the Fiesta Americana. Residents of these places are blocked from walking in their own neighborhoods. Demonstrators are kept walled out miles away. The corporate media will – if past is prologue – withhold the uncomfortable facts from the public about the narco hacienda where the presidents will meet but it will, no doubt, quote the presidents as they praise each other’s heroism in the so-called fight against drug trafficking.
...

toniD said...

Waxman looking into Haliburton Move

Shameless plug of my blog.

air-ono said...

don't say good morning to her, jenise

she one of those happy smiley people

(ewwww)
: )

Alice said...

air-ono said...

why are you so happy, schmoopy

you win the lottery,
or something

March 12, 2007 8:16 AM


Slept for many long times....like 12 hours...*ah*

passiveconsumer said...

take them out to dinner ---

they never accept.

I guess i figure if I can't control the voices in my head, why bother trying in the real world.
not that this is.

Alice said...

Josh Wolf stands for a restoration of free press

March 12, 2007

Columnist Debra Saunders (online, Feb. 28) seems to think that she’s a real journalist, while Josh Wolf, because he isn’t employed by corporate media, is somehow not a “real” journalist. The Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists selected Josh as a “Journalist of the Year” recipient and he will receive another award from them on March 13, being recognized for a James Madison Freedom of Information award for online journalism.

Josh did not film an attack upon a police officer, nor did he film an attempt to burn a police car, the flimsy excuse used by the federal prosecutors to get this into federal court and avoid the California Shield Law. The question of the attack upon a police officer is a matter for the district attorney, not the federal courts.

The officer’s sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with anything and is not even related to the title of the article. I think in a mystery it would be called “a red herring.”

I am Josh’s mother and I am proud of his principled stand for restoration of a free press in this country.

-Liz Wolf-Spada, Wrightwood, Calif.

Alice said...

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

Mad TV iRack Apple Iraq war parody

(Thanks Kev!)

air-ono said...

WHOA!!

GO SAMMY!!
GO!!

Sunshine said...

fuckin A Sammer!

good list of solutions!

WaitingForCicero said...

Anonymous said...

WaitingForCicero said...

you put the climate crisis above all other things?

sad.

fascism and 1984 will come much quicker than high water.

whoever the next Dem president is I'd like to see Bobby Kennedy junior as head of the EPA

March 12, 2007 8:17 AM

Yes, I absolutely do. Understand that I am very left and very idealistic, and I am concerned enough about that "high water" that will cause a massive die off, in more than just our species, in my lifetime. Civil/human rights and the promotion of peace are the next things on my last, but yeah, that fucking "high water" concerns me more than anything else.

air-ono said...

LMAO!
this troll caller has been to iraq...

LMAO!
and i'm santa claus

Anonymous said...

Todd= Ahole

Biggest threat to America is stupid branwashable Americans.

Alice said...

PARAMILITARIES INCREASE PRESENCE IN ZAPATISTA TERRITORY

Paramilitary groups affiliated with the Organization for Defense of
Indigenous and Campesino Rights (Opddic) are increasingly threatening peace and stability in Zapatista territories, particularly in the Selva regions around Ocosingo. On March 7, a group of 200 paramilitaries,including Pedro Chulin and Carlos Moreno, leaders of Opddic, gathered in the central square of Ocosingo. Carlos Vazquez, a journalist with Promedios, and Luna Giron, a human rights defender, were beaten by the paramilitaries as they tried to videotape the demonstration. The following day, the Junta de Buen Gobierno in Morelia denounced the attack, the latest in a series of increasingly violent actions by Opddic:

"The strategy of Opddic is to invade lands that we recovered since the 1994....

Jenise said...

we CAN'T stabilize the country. we are the destabilizing factor, for christ's sake!

sunshine, my sister-in-law just sent me a plum tree sapling. (the city she lives in gives them to children when they start school) in 20 years or whatever, i'm going to have plum blossoms in my front yard ;)

CeeCee said...

Take it to 'im, Sam!

WaitingForCicero said...

Way to light him up, Sam. Ask if he was a soldier or a merc. Wouldn't surprise me if he was a "contractor".

It's amazing that the difference in salary can make such a huge difference in perspective, ya know.

WaitingForCicero said...

Hiya, A.!

air-ono said...

to //in 20 years or whatever, i'm going to have plum blossoms in my front yard//

so to break this to you, jenise

but in 20 years we'll all be dead
: )

Anonymous said...

Todd is the guy who should keep calling back (not Hy or Mike or Dewy). He seems a wee bit more intelligent and may possibly see the light.

Sunshine said...

eya j

i love it.

plant 30 of em,

the whole hood can have blossoms

Anonymous said...

Naahhh - Todd is just a good liar.

Love the "I'm not Left or Right - I'm in the middle" canard - always seems to be a hallmark of the disinformed.

So is the disclaimer:" I don't just get my news from 1 source - I listen to/read a lot of difference sources"....

WaitingForCicero said...

"but in 20 years we'll all be dead
: )"

"Not me. I'm in my prime."

toniD said...

Poppa Bush in hospital being treated for dehydration per MSNBC

passiveconsumer said...

World Bank pledges $180 mln to Congo's ruined capital

KINSHASA, March 9 (Reuters) - The World Bank has pledged $180 million in grants to revamp Democratic Republic of Congo's dilapidated capital, Kinshasa, under new proceedures for countries in most urgent need, the bank's chief said on Friday. Congo held its first democratic elections in more than four decades last year and many Congolese hope the ballot will usher in a new era of prosperity and stability after years of mismanagement and armed conflict.

"We need to move fast, much faster than we normally do in long-term development programmes that have a six-year time horizon," World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz told journalists at the end of a two-day visit to the vast, mineral-rich central African nation.

"The people of this country have suffered too much. They need to see the results of peace. They need to see them in six months, not in six years," he said.

Congo is recovering from a 1998-2003 war that killed an estimated 4 million people through conflict-related violence, hunger, and disease. Much of the country's already neglected infrastructure was destroyed or pillaged during the war years.

The World Bank grants target building or improving basic infrastructure in Kinshasa, which, despite having never been the scene of major fighting, is largely in ruins.

The city, with its estimated population of around 7 million, experiences daily power outages.


---Despite living atop massive mineral reserves, most Congolese live in poverty.-----

"We are changing our procedures to be able to respond much more rapidly than we have in the past. We have, in fact, gotten our board to approve a whole new set of procedures for countries in emergency situations," Wolfowitz said.

Government programmes announced last month by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga are expected to cost cash-strapped Congo around $14 billion over the next five years. Around 51 percent is due to be financed by international donors.


-alertnet

Sunshine said...

tell ya what i think...

we need to fight this on the economic side.

"HSBC offers 6% on savings
For a limited time, HSBC – Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – is offering 6 percent on savings accounts. The offer is good through the end of April at the online-only bank, and Clark says you should jump on the chance. To find more, visit hsbcdirect.com. If you have an existing account, you will not earn this rate. You will get 5.05 percent, which is still pretty good. But any money you add to that account will earn the higher rate. So, get cracking!"

more here:

http://clarkhoward.com/shownotes/category/7/18/211/

Alice said...

The Nature of Personal Reality

*

George Bush And The Secret, by Nora Ephron

air-ono said...

to //Not me.//

good luck
(but i won't hold my breath)

arbus said...

I cannot listen to Sam during the show time so I have been recording the show using Audio Hijack Pro. When the show was on iTunes I never had a problem with the stream and 99% of the time I would come home to find the entire show recorded.

Like others I cannot fish around the net looking for a working stream.

RealPlayer craps out on a regular basis and like others once I try to get back in I am told to "tune in during regular broadcast hours."

$6.95 a month is a bit steep to buy the show each month. Plus, the web site gives no assurances when the download will be available. Anyone know when they get the show online?

I appreciate that AA is running at full tilt and they probably have too few people to handle these tech challenges. But it still sucks.

Alice said...

Demonstrators burn a US flag during an anti-Bush protest in Bogota, 11 March 2007

Jenise said...

but in 20 years we'll all be dead
: )

March 12, 2007 8:33 AM

true enough, air-ono. but i may get to see a blossom or two...maybe.

sunshine, happily, there already are. the plum tree around the corner is blooming now. don't know when the cherry blossoms are supposed to bloom. it was in the 70s last week and snowed today. spring coming soon for you guys?

WaitingForCicero said...

HSBC is one of my former employers. Lot of Middle East entanglements, and they gobbled up one of the largest domestic subprime lenders. They're evil bastards.

Alice said...

Congress narrowly passed the trade pact last year and Bush wants lawmakers to approve of three similar ones with Colombia, Panama and Peru.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070312/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/bush_latin_america_102

air-ono said...

eh!
forget about me

i'm always morose after arguing with the o.g.

Sunshine said...

eya arbus

theres a good podcast site here

http://tinyurl.com/ykpysd

WaitingForCicero said...

Holding your breath may be the only option, fella.

Simple solution for the assholes who say we have none:

Simultaneously validate the ICC and up our standing in the eyes of the world.

air-ono said...

to //i may get to see a blossom or two//

you'll have to pry them from my cold dead hand
: )

toniD said...

Putin Critics Dying Mysteriously
By: Nicole Belle @ 6:30 AM - PDT
ABC's The Blotter :

Respected Russian journalist Ivan Safronov, who reported on military affairs, mysteriously plunged to his death from the 5th floor of his apartment building Friday, making him the 14th journalist to die under questionable circumstances in Putin's Russia, according to statistics compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists. [..]

Polikovskaya's killing, the 13th since Putin took office, led the Committee to Protect Journalists to declare Russia "the third deadliest country in the world for journalists" after Iraq and Algeria in their recent report, "Deadly News." All of the cases remain unsolved.

According to a report in this morning's Moscow Times, Safronov, who wrote for the Russian business newspaper "Kommersant," fell head first and fully clothed from a 5th floor window although he lived in an apartment on the 3rd floor of the building.

The Times reported the FSB — the Federal Security Bureau, which is the successor agency to the KGB — was unhappy with Safronov's reporting on sensitive weapons systems.

Safronov's death adds to the list of critics of the Putin regime and the FSB, who have died or been injured in strange circumstances in just the past six months

Investor's Business Daily thinks Putin couldn't be this thick, but even NewsMax (hardly a liberal publication) finds it hard to believe that all these people connected to critics of Putin's are meeting their end under strange circumstances.

LINK

Sunshine said...

eya WaitingForCicero

so, present an alternative high interest account?

preferably internet?

WaitingForCicero said...

No worries, ono. We're not here for the bright, sunny side of things. We'd never be able to compete with the girls anyway.

Anonymous said...

You see how stupid this guy is? Sam, debating him is ridiculous. Would you debate a two year old? Please stop taking his calls.

blah blah blah said...

hr and dewey must both gargle from the same douch bag.

Alice said...

120 Arrested in Anti-Bush Protests in Colombia

In Columbia, 120 were arrested on Sunday during President Bush's visit to the capital of Bogota. Protesters clashed with police as Bush met with Colombian president Alvaro Uribe during a brief seven-hour trip to the capital.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to criticize President Bush's foreign policy.

* Colombian protester: "He represents the crimes that imperialism has committed since the beginning of the 20th century and through this century, he's assassinated thousands in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Palestine, and he continues to assassinate people, trade unionists, independent farmers in Colombia, that's why we're burning this rubbish flag."

WaitingForCicero said...

I have none to offer, SJ. It may be the best option. I was merely offering a general critique of the company. I am too young and broke to have much in savings, anyway.

I haven't figured out how to crack the nut that is capitalism. Sorry.

bibimimi troll'p said...

micetttes?

sounds crunchy and chewy!

Anonymous said...

Gosh HR is right! If the airforce had just bombed insurgentville Iraq would a neocon paradise today.

Jenise said...

you'll have to pry them from my cold dead hand
: )

March 12, 2007 8:46 AM

now, air-ono, that is most definitely in violation of the spirit of cherry blossom season. you wouldn't want to miss getting drunk and singing like a fool under the trees, would you?

bibimimi troll'p said...

Would you debate a two year old? Please stop taking his calls.

March 12, 2007 8:49 AM


HY--stands for 'hate you'

Alice said...

DN:

Calls Increase For Attorney General Gonzales to Resign

Pressure is increasing on President Bush to dismiss Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales has been at the center of a pair of recent scandals involving the political purging of eight U.S. Attorneys and the FBI's misuse of the Patriot Act to gain personal information on thousands of Americans. On Sunday New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer appeared on CBS's Face the Nation and called for Gonzales to step down. The editors of the New York Times have also called for his resignation. This comes as more details have emerged in the scandal over the purging of the US Attorneys.

Alice said...

Protests Planned Outside AIPAC Convention

Protests are scheduled today outside the Washington Convention Center where AIPAC, the American Israel Political Action Committee is holding its annual policy conference. The protest is being organized by the D.C. Antiwar Network, the American Council on Mideast Policy, Global Exchange, National Association of Muslim American Women and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. The protesters are accusing AIPAC of bribing and bullying American lawmakers into supporting Israel, often in ways that ultimately harm Americans. Vice President Cheney is scheduled to address the AIPAC convention this morning. Top Democrats speaking at the conference include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Alice said...

Josh Wolf Serves 200th Day in Jail

The California videographer Josh Wolf has now spent over 200 days in jail. He is the longest-incarcerated journalist in U.S. history for refusing to comply to a subpoena. He remains in jail because he refuses to testify or turn over unpublished video to a federal grand jury investigating a protest in San Francisco.

air-ono said...

eh!
after my last post and the one i just erased

i'm going bye-byes...

(the lights will go out)
(the sack will be hit)

Sunshine said...

actually i had a brainstorm and figgured out how to fix everything in one fell swoop.

and no i'm not gonna say how yet.

but i will when the times right.

blah blah blah said...

so if criticizing bush while our troops are in harms way emboldens the terrorists shouldn't bush and the rest of those neoclown criminals step down since it would be wrong to lie about bush?

bibimimi troll'p said...

the sack will be hit

March 12, 2007 8:54 AM

what's 'er name?

WaitingForCicero said...

Later, ono.

Many blessings.

CeeCee said...

Maybe we should revise our National Anthem -

From - "o'er the land of the free and the home of the BRAVE"

To - "o'er the land of those that cower to the terrorists."

Alice said...

Good Night, schmoopy... xoxox

WaitingForCicero said...

Peaches, Sam.

Fix the blog.

Anonymous said...

yay

i get to listen to the show today

-conbo

(i have temporary day hours because of spring break)

:)

im a normal human being!

Richard said...

How about the "Seder Reader" for a name of your news letter.

Anonymous said...

and the show is

over

great

it's a conspiracy

the universe doesn't want me to listen to Sam's show...only to spam his blog

-conbo

Sunshine said...

it finally stopped raining!

ahhhhhhh!

much better!

wish i could have saved all that water though.

toniD said...

Richard said...
How about the "Seder Reader" for a name of your news letter.

March 12, 2007 9:00 AM

I like that, Richard!

WaitingForCicero said...

There's a replay of Sam's show on 620KPOJ.com, if you want to listen.

They actually broadcast him twice a day.

Anonymous said...

//There's a replay of Sam's show on 620KPOJ.com, if you want to listen.//

thanks!

:)

They play Sam in the late evening here on Nova. I get to catch the last part of his show after work...
but only about five minutes because the signal gets cut out as I am driving.

ALWAYS. its weird. right in the area on the radio dial where Nova M is, there are two Christian stations, one Spanish station and Radio Disney. You have to have a powerfully strong signal to get Nova M in the evening...but I can always hear Mike Malloy through Radio Disney...he kind of cuts through. Can't actually understand what he is saying but its definately him.

-conbo

toniD said...

Rita Cosby Out At MSNBC
Eat The Press | Rachel Sklar | March 12, 2007 09:13 AM

Per Variety:MSNBC's Rita Cosby, rumored for a while to be on the outs at the network, is leaving MSNBC to "pursue other interests," according to MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines. Word on the street has been that her contract, which was to expire on April 1, 2007, wasn't going to be renewed. Cosby confirmed it in a statement, noting that her show, "Rita Cosby Live and Direct," was supplanted this summer by the late-primetime "Doc Blocks" and that there hadn't really been anything else for her at the network (paraphrasing here, but that's essentially it). Cosby, whose last day is March 31st, said she was "committed to devoting my attention full-time to my work and obligations at the network" until then; she has done so recently with scoops in the all-important Anna Nicole Smith case, gaining exclusive access to her funeral in Bahamas. Hey, it was a scoop.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2007/03/09/rita-cosby-out-at-msnbc_e_43081.html

WaitingForCicero said...

Alright gotta get a move on.

Good to read ya folks. Back another time.

toniD said...

Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, the scourge of Walter Reed is "retiring".
Per MSNBC.

It's about time!!!!

Anonymous said...

adios Cis

:)

-conbo

Alice said...

Richard Jeni on religious wars:

"You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend."

ward mulroy said...

A name for your blog? How about the "Seder Post" (cedar post; posting articles etc)

Anti-Wimpocrat said...

MARCH ON THE PENTAGON
I'll be there - Wash D.C on March 17th - for the march on the Pentagon. Hopefully there will be hundreds of thousands or even millions there with me demanding Impeachment and an end to our immoral killing in Iraq.

BUT I haven't found anyone of my liberal friends that have heard of the march. Nothing on CNN of course and not even on Air America and other liberal outlets.
Que pasa? Why is this not being publicized ? Why, in fact isn't Air America SHOUTING ABOUT IT. We know that much of America is more concerned with Anna Nicole, but some of us care about the sorry mess we are in and about bringing about regime-change at home. For those of us that do shouldn't we get just a tiny amount of publicity?
On a related note, are there any of you who are as disgusted as I over the failure of a SINGLE member of congress to demand impeachment. We know, of course that most prefer to posture for '08 than to do what we all know is needed. If the crimes of this evil adminstration don't rise to the level of impeachability...WHAT in God's name would it take!

jim manning said...

sam-Idea! Straight talk express bus get's "pimped" by James Dobson et al.