Monday, March 19, 2007

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No me gusta, Senor Mitt:

''Hugo Chávez has tried to steal an inspiring phrase -- Patria o muerte, venceremos [Fatherland or death, we shall overcome],'' Romney said. ``It does not belong to him. It belongs to a free Cuba.''

No, it doesn't, said University of Miami Professor Jaime Suchlicki.

''It belongs to Fidel,'' said Suchlicki, an expert on Cuban history. ``I don't know where [Romney] got that.''

[...]

Romney punctuated his speech with ''Libertad, libertad, libertad!'' to show his support for freedom in Cuba. But to some, he was echoing a line from Scarface, a movie notorious for its stereotyped portrayal of Cuban immigrants.

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Not Sam said...

No "Say hello to my little friend" jokes, please.

Fidel Castro said...

As long as I keep providing "free health care" and "free education"....you Americano liberals will still say some nice things about me, no?

Sunshine Jim said...

mornin gang!

"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."

Edward Dowling

conniecoyne said...

mitt mitt full of shit

Anonymous said...

i'm voting for Mitt Romney!

I have decided all the candidates from both sides suck.

Everyone is exactly the type of person I despise and run from whenever possible. Big ego's, no love of other people.

So now I am going to vote for whatever person I feel will provide the most entertainment for me as I see our country collaspe.

McCain is pretty funny with
his straight talk...and Hillary is pretty funny too she will do anything-up to and including pretending to be a black man to an all black congregation. That was hilarious.

But Romney-trumping to what he see's as the communist left-bwhahahahaha!

He wins.

Anonymous said...

dance Monkey's dance!

it's peanut time

and as soon as one of the monkey's gets enough peanuts then its back to being their true feces throwing selves

Anonymous said...

have any of the candidates said:

The Patriot Act is lousy...I will fix it

The war is lousy...no more war

Nope.

All we get is empty rhetoric

Although Edward's has given a passing nod to alternative fuels

But that's about it for real issues from any of the candidates

Watch the news said...

Liberalism is dead in this country. Bury it!

Anonymous said...

it's not dead

it's just not in Washington

Anonymous said...

if any of the candidates wanted a win from the people
they would state:

"The War in Iraq is ilegal.
I will end it."

No one wants this lousy farked up war anymore!

What an easy thing to say:

"I will bring the troops home"

Sam's a Sham said...

2004---John Kerry- "The war in Iraq was wrong, but I'll win it!"

2004---Air America falls in line behind Kerry and toes the party line.

2007---Hillary Clinton- "The occupation of Iraq is wrong, but I'll continue it!" (Wednesday's NY Times)

2007---Air America talks "Gonzo" and "Bugsy Delay".

2008---Air America toes the party line when HRC wins the nomination.

Anonymous said...

even if the candidate doesn't actually end the war, once they are elected

The candidate could say:

"I will end it"

False illusion gives people hope at least

bibimimi troll'p said...

Sam Greenfield's voice bugs the everliving shit outta me.

Anonymous said...

Sam's a Sham

Sam is not a sham...fark off.

Do you see him trumping for Hillary? I don't.

Air America is not the democratic party...in fact I bet most of the Dem's loath it

bibimimi troll'p said...

i need a liquor store that gives a senior discount

leonard said...

I am still handsome!!!

Look around said...

This place is dead. Bury it!

Alice said...

* Grand Jury Indicts Three NYPD Officers in Sean Bell Shooting, Two Face Manslaughter Charges *

A grand jury has indicted three police officers in the killing of Sean Bell. Bell was killed in November on his wedding day when police fired 50 shots at a car carrying him and two friends. All three men were unarmed. Sources say two of the officers will be charged with second-degree manslaughter. A third officer will be charged with reckless endangerment.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/19/1354214

Alice said...

* Israeli Author, Peace Activist Tanya Reinhart Dies at 63 *

The Israeli linguist, author and peace activist Tanya Reinhart has died of a stroke at the age of sixty-three. Reinhart was one of the most outspoken critics of Israeli government policies and one of Israel's leading advocates for Palestinian national rights. We play an excerpt of a speech she recently gave in New York and her comments in a 2004 Democracy Now! interview.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/19/1354224

Alice said...

- Protests Continue to Mark Fourth Anniversary of Iraq War

- 222 Arrested Outside the White House

- Robert Gates: U.S. Will Remain in Middle East For Decades

- Australian Scientist: 1 Million Iraqis Killed Since Invasion

- Pressure Intensifies on Alberto Gonzales to Resign

- Grand Jury Indicts Three NYPD Officers in Sean Bell Killing

- Family of Brad Will Travels to Mexico Seeking New Probe Into His Death

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/19/1354205

Alice said...

She Drew Away the Veil on Criminal and Outrageous Conduct
In Memory of Tanya Reinhart

By NOAM CHOMSKY

...

Reinhart: "I argue that the reason that the U.S. exerted even limited pressure on Israel, for the first time in recent history, was because at that moment in history it was no longer possible to ignore world discontent over its policy of blind support of Israel. This shows that persistent struggle can have an effect, and can lead governments to act. Such struggle begins with the Palestinian people, who have withstood years of brutal oppression, and who, through their spirit of zumud--sticking to their land - and daily endurance, organizing and resistance, have managed to keep the Palestinian cause alive, something that not all oppressed nations have managed to do. It continues with international struggle--solidarity movements that send their people to the occupied territories and stand in vigils at home, professors signing boycott petitions, subjecting themselves to daily harassment, a few courageous journalists that insist on covering the truth, against the pressure of acquiescent media and pro-Israel lobbies. Often this struggle for justice seems futile. Nevertheless, it has penetrated global consciousness. It is this collective consciousness that eventually forced the U.S. to pressure Israel into some, albeit limited, concessions. . The Palestinian cause can be silenced for a while, as is happening now, but it will resurface."

Tanya Reinhart was one of those whose determined voice and writings did just that: change global consciousness.

http://www.counterpunch.org/reinhart03192007.html

o. b. session said...

Look around said...
This place is dead. Bury it!

March 19, 2007 11:39 AM

What ever place it is....

where ever we hide it....

no matter how dead it is...

you will still be lurking
here, because...

WE OWN YOU!

YOU ARE POSSESSED!

911 Truth Squad said...

Alice said...

* Israeli Author, Peace Activist Tanya Reinhart Dies at 63 *

The Israeli linguist, author and peace activist Tanya Reinhart has died of a stroke at the age of sixty-three.

THAT'S WHAT 'THEY' WANT YOU TO THINK!!!! SHE WAS KILLED BY MOSSAD AGENTS PLANTING THERMITE CHARGES IN HER NECK AND AN A-3 SKYWARRIOR OWNED BY RATHEON FLYING INTO HER! WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

Anonymous said...

There are simple realities that the anti-war protesters do not recognize, but are quickly coming to understand:

1. President Bush is not going to pull US forces from Iraq unless it is a secure place with a stable government, and an American ally. He’s not gonna do it, and even the brightest member of Code Pink ought to realize that after 4 years of protesting.
2. Democrats ran a national campaign in 2006 promising a New Direction In Iraq, but they never had a plan. Gov. Dean admitted to that on election night (LINK). It was a political campaign lie to get the support of those who oppose the war in Iraq. Reflexively, the excuse people offer is that Democrats have only had power for X days, weeks, or months, but if they promised a plan, then they should’ve had the plan at the time, and there’s just no way to pretend that presenting such a campaign core idea-such a critical matter of national security and interest deserves a backseat to raising the minimum wage (the first thing elected Democrats chose to do instead of presenting their New Direction In Iraq plan)
3. Since Democrats never had a plan, since they lied and pandered to the American people, and since they hold power over a lame duck President now, the power of the purse is in their hands. If they REALLY want to end the war, then they would barter and trade anything with Congressional Republicans to get the votes to end it, but making tax cuts permanent in exchange for votes to end the war is too high a price. Why? Because they don’t really care. The DNC’s agenda is more important than their patriotic campaign promise to the protesters. Those who promised the New Direction In Iraq don’t care about what happens in Iraq. They’ll say they want America to succeed, or that they want an end to the war, but they only say it like they’d say they want to win the lottery. If they really cared, they’d do something. They’d give up any agenda items to make it happen. Non-binding resolutions don’t change things. There’s no such thing as non-binding change. The war in Iraq is just a political crutch to get into power. In 2004 it might have been a political crutch for Republicans to hold power, but today, it is a Democratic Party tool for taking power.
4. And this brings us to our last simple fact: people, who protest President Bush, Vice President Cheney, etc., are protesting the wrong politicians and are serving as political tools for the very same politicians who do not care about the war, who promised a New Direction In Iraq, who lied, and who continue to demonstrate that their political agenda is more important than anything else.

What is the aim of today’s anti-war protester?

i'm smotta than you said...

The aim of today's anti-war protester's is to get you so totally pissed off and obsessed with them that you spend your day writing stupid shit like this....

Anonymous said...

What is the aim of today’s anti-war protester?

March 19, 2007 11:54 AM

Sunshine Jim said...

confusion reigns!

whats developing on the web is a multilateral comm system which can analyze the data from all points simultaneously.

cool eh? we're getting there.

ignore the weasels, they're like a distortion pedal being played by an infant.

Sunshine Jim said...

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself."

Mark Twain

conniecoyne said...

sam is not a sham...sam is afraid. he's lacks the courage to be jobless like mike malloy. it's obvious he's been told to stay away from 9/11. i don't know what the truth is but i've seen the collapse of 7. a controlled demolition with the squibs going off just before the floor pancakes. when sam talks about 9/11 he always brings up the extreme theories to discredit the rest of the research on this subject. scholars for 9/11 truth are not extreme. sam, you cannot uncover the truth about anything if you're unwilling to talk about the real truth. it's very simple.

bibimimi troll'p said...
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bibimimi troll'p said...

it's very simple.

March 19, 2007 12:39 PM

it was crime. it's very easy to marginalize those who want to know JUST HOW DEEP it goes.

dada said...

"President Bush is not going to pull US forces from Iraq unless it is a secure place with a stable government, and an American ally."

+++++

And then of course there's the issue of all that oil...

dada said...

"making tax cuts permanent in exchange for votes to end the war"

+++++++

Thats not a choice. That's just stupid.
Screw the poor, or more blood on your hands. There's a compassionate agenda for you. Don't think you'll be making any friends with that one.

dada said...

"What is the aim of today’s anti-war protester?"

No different than any other day.

dada said...

Protesters are representing the will of the majority of Americans.

AAARP said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
i need a liquor store that gives a senior discount
March 19, 2007 11:22 AM
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The senior discount is called MD 20/20.

International News said...

CBC - 1 hour ago
US President George W. Bush issued a plea Monday for more patience as US and coalition forces begin their fifth year of war in Iraq, saying the fight "is difficult, but it can be won.
-----------
Many wonder if the homophones "patience/patients" were transposed.

Sunshine Jim said...

Getting Caught
by Bill C. Davis
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0610-05.htm

"The learned techniques for not getting caught are diversion, attack, a joke, more diversion, blame shift, scapegoats, refusal to be asked questions, irritation at being asked questions, short press conferences, tightly monitored press passes, no e-mails, sealed papers, purged records and playing dumb.

All we're left with are these sinking syndromes of symptoms.

As we watch suspicious behavior we are warned that unless there is solid empirical proof no one should theorize about or analyze this behavior.

No one should "go on fishing expeditions." Like paint around the figure of a victim on the street all we have to work with is negative space."

reginold twatwhistle said...

I put my hope and faith in the hands of our Beloved President, George W. Bush..

sent to us by Jesus H. Christ!!!

toniD said...

Shameless plug of my blog:

President Bush speaks on Fourth Anniversary of Iraq war.

Pelosi Ask for Gonzales resignation.


NYT: Firing Attorneys could be against the law!

toniD said...

“I really regret bringing down the statue,” said Kadhim al-Jubouri, an Iraqi weightlifter who was enlisted to help bring down the statute in 2003. “The Americans are worse than the dictatorship. Every day is worse than the previous day.” He added that he would prefer to be living under Saddam than under U.S. occupation: “The devil you know [is] better than the devil you don’t. We no longer know friend from foe. The situation is becoming more dangerous. It’s not getting better at all. People are poor and the prices are going higher and higher.”

LINK

Sunshine Jim said...

vet's getting the big picture, pretty dam good networking here.

http://vawatchdog.org/

lotsa articles.

bibimimi troll'p said...

The senior discount is called MD 20/20.

March 19, 2007 1:47 PM

more like 20/60, sonny...blind as a bat!

ah, mad dog. my head hurts just thinkin' about it. wild irish rose and herb ciggies...i got wise. now it's hot sake and joints followed by the sleep of the just.

toniD said...

Justice official: You have no idea how bad it is here

toniD said...

Scientist accuses White House of 'Nazi' tactics

toniD said...

Work calls.

Later

Alice said...

*


The Blue Nightmare

*

bridge said...

Memories ... pressed between the pages of my mind ....

-----

"I took the Grey Poupon out of my cupboard.”

— Representative Duke Cunningham, Republican of California, on the floor of the House denouncing French opposition to the Iraq war.

[In November 2005, he resigned from Congress and pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from defense contractors. In January 2007, the United States attorney who prosecuted him — Carol Lam, a Bush appointee — was forced to step down for “performance-related” issues by Alberto Gonzales’s Justice Department.]

---
John McCain:

“Isn’t it more likely that antipathy toward the United States in the Islamic world might diminish amid the demonstrations of jubilant Iraqis celebrating the end of a regime that has few equals in its ruthlessness?”

----
Barbara Bush
tells Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she will not watch televised coverage of the war: “Why should we hear about body bags and deaths, and how many, what day it’s going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it’s, it’s not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”

--
“I’d guess that if it goes beyond three weeks, Bush will be in real trouble.”

— Andrew Bacevich, a retired Army colonel teaching at Boston University, quoted in The Washington Post.

---
“I don’t think it is reasonable to close the door on inspections after three and a half months,” when Iraq’s government is providing more cooperation than it has in more than a decade.

— Hans Blix, chief weapons inspector for the United Nation

---
Pentagon units will “locate and survey at least 130 and as many as 1,400 possible weapons sites.”

— “Disarming Saddam Hussein; Teams of Experts to Hunt Iraq Arms” by Judith Miller, The Times, Page A1.

----
President Bush holds his last prewar news conference. The New York Observer writes that he interchanged Iraq with the attacks of 9/11 eight times, “and eight times he was unchallenged.” The ABC News White House correspondent, Terry Moran, says the Washington press corps was left “looking like zombies.”

---quoted from
http://freedemocracy.blogspot.com/2007/03/frank-rich-ides-of-march-2003.html

Catharine said...

Soldier's Death Strengthens Senators' Antiwar Resolve
Kerry, Dodd Demand Stronger Challenge to Bush

Tuesday, January 30, 2007; Page A03

Just before Christmas, an Army captain named Brian Freeman cornered Sens. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) and John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) at a Baghdad helicopter landing zone. The war was going badly, he told them. Troops were stretched so thin they were doing tasks they never dreamed of, let alone trained for.

Freeman, 31, took a short holiday leave to see his 14-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son, returned to his base in Karbala, Iraq, and less than two weeks ago died in a hail of bullets and grenades. Insurgents, dressed in U.S. military uniforms, speaking English and driving black American SUVs, got through a checkpoint and attacked, kidnapped four soldiers and later shot them. Freeman died in the assault, the fifth casualty of the brazen attack.

The death of the West Point graduate -- a star athlete from Temecula, Calif., who ran bobsleds and skeletons with Winter Olympians -- has radicalized Dodd, energized Kerry and girded the ever-more confrontational stance of Democrats in the Senate. Freeman's death has reverberated on the Senate floor, in committee deliberations and on television talk shows.

"This was the kind of person you don't forget," Dodd said yesterday. "You mention the number dead, 3,000, the 22,000 wounded, and you almost see the eyes glaze over. But you talk about an individual like this, who was doing his job, a hell of a job, but was also willing to talk about what was wrong, it's a way to really bring it to life, to connect."

Catharine said...

"He was an augmentee, who happened to be called up to fill a slot," said Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Edmond, a full-time staff member at the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion in Whitehall, Ohio, which Freeman was called to join. "It's almost to fill a void," he said, commenting on the Army's deepening manpower shortage, especially in the reserve, which requires it to cobble together units with people from across the country.

Charlotte Freeman, Freeman's wife, recalled her husband's shock upon receiving an Army telegram ordering him back to active duty. "He walked into the house and was totally white," she said yesterday. "He had moved on" from the Army.

Catharine said...

"For my sake, he tried to get out" of the deployment, she said. But she knew he felt torn. "A part of him felt very guilty, because he had never gone to Iraq. He had dodged that bullet," she said.

Concerned about leaving his wife while she was pregnant, Freeman was able to obtain a three-month deferral and spend time with their newborn daughter, Ingrid. Just after Christmas in 2005, he grew so concerned about his pending deployment -- and his lack of qualifications to be a civil affairs officer -- that he anxiously contacted a reporter for The Washington Post.

Catharine said...

Once in Iraq, Freeman was dismayed to find that his training "had no relation to what they were actually doing," Charlotte Freeman said. "He was appalled," enduring danger but seeing no clear mission, she said. Moreover, he believed that the Iraqis "didn't want us there."

Catharine said...

Late last year, Freeman approached the senators at Landing Zone Washington, in Baghdad's Green Zone, "almost out of the shadows," Dodd recalled.

Even though he felt nervous, he told his wife later, he delivered his message with urgency. Soldiers were being deployed to do missions that they were utterly untrained to do; Freeman, for example, an armor officer, had been sent to help foster democracy and rebuild an Iraqi civil society. State Department personnel who could do those jobs were restricted in their travel off military bases by regional security officers who said it was unsafe for them to venture out.

"Senator, it's nuts over here," Dodd quoted Freeman as saying.

Catharine said...

Calling him "ridiculously" bright, Nichols said Freeman did not oppose the war but "wanted it to be done better and smarter."

After Dodd mentioned an unnamed Army captain's concerns on NBC's "Meet The Press," Freeman e-mailed him to bring up another concern: the mistreatment of Iraqi interpreters by military contractors.

Catharine said...

The connection between Dodd and Freeman went beyond a chance encounter and an exchange of e-mails. On Jan. 20, the day of Freeman's death, his wife was visiting his mother in Utah when a neighbor called to say that a military vehicle had stopped by the Freeman home. Frantic for news, Charlotte Freeman contacted Dodd's staff. The senator's aides learned of Brian Freeman's fate from the Defense Department and helped get military officials dispatched to his wife.

Kerry took the news personally, aides said. In Freeman, he saw something of himself -- a promising young officer, articulate and politically minded. But Kerry made it back from Vietnam.

"All that loss, for what?" Dodd asked.

Catharine said...

It was not just Freeman's death that deeply troubled and provoked the two senators, but the way he died, in an apparent betrayal by Iraqi allies. In the days after Freeman's death, Dodd drafted legislation to cap the number of troops in Iraq. Last week in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry backed Dodd in a failed effort to attach the legislative cap to the nonbinding resolution of opposition.

And both men are demanding that the Senate push the confrontation with Bush further. Kerry has resurrected his call for legislation setting a date certain for the withdrawal of troops.

"The notion of sense-of-the-Senate resolutions, what the hell does that mean?" Dodd asked yesterday. "Is that all you got?"

LINK

Catharine said...

Tonight, across the country...

Candle Light Vigils

Support the Troops and Oppose the War

4 Years of needless violence.

***

Take a moment.

Please.

Sunshine Jim said...

The Blue Nightmare

yupper, pretty much out of the "playbook".

those guard towers are just about the same tower design in those holding camps as the ones i saw comin up I 5 last year around by the fort. buncha semi's full.

Alice said...

Your Public Library

bridge said...

She Drew Away the Veil on Criminal and Outrageous Conduct

In Memory of Tanya Reinhart

By NOAM CHOMSKY

Editors' note: We have lost an outstanding intellect and one of the bravest voices from Israel with the death of Tanya Reinhart. Last October, on this site, we published Eric Hazan's interview with Tanya Reinhart on the occasion of the publication of her latest book, Roadmap to Nowhere.
... read on

http://counterpunch.org/reinhart03192007.html

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Hey Jim,

Want to see some articles about the way NYC really works?

bridge said...

... checking up on Kenneth W. Starr for a moment - see what he's up to these days
-------

''Bong Hits 4 Jesus''

Court Probes Limits on Student Speech

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Scotus-Bong-Hits.html?hp

bridge said...

... four years ago ...

---
Almost Every Aspect of Iraqi Life has Gotten Worse in the Last Four Years

Operation Deepening Nightmare

By PATRICK COCKBURN

Irbil, Iraq.

Four years ago, in the middle of the US invasion, I drove safely from Arbil in northern Iraq to Baghdad. There were heaps of discarded weapons beside the road, and long lines of former Iraqi soldiers walking home. Signs of battle were few, aside from the hulks of burned-out tanks, but they all seemed to have been hit by US aircraft after their crews had fled.

If I tried to make the same journey today, I would be killed or kidnapped long before I reached Baghdad. ... read on

http://counterpunch.org/patrick03192007.html

Alice said...

Uh oh.. Is this real???

BREAKING: Sam Seder fired from Air America?



Sam Seder has apparently been fired by the new Green Family management of Air America.

We've heard from several readers now that former AAR talker Marc Maron complained Friday on-stage at the Punchline, an Atlanta comedy club that Seder was being fired and that he (Maron) was turning down an offer to replace him.

Seder won't comment; Maron isn't responding to e-mail.

The New York writer, comedian, and film maker with comedian/actor Janeane Garofalo were seminal fare at Air America with their Majority Report. Garofalo left the show amicably in 2006.

Rumors of big changes at Air America have been roiling for weeks since the March 6 sale of the company to the Green Family.

Posted by michael hood

Alice said...

*tap tap tap*


Well?

Crank Bait said...

Alice said...
*tap tap tap*
Well?
March 19, 2007 3:53 PM
---------------------------------
Is that my cue to talk out of my ass?

George H.W. Bush: "Not gonna happen. Wouldn't be prudent."

bridge said...

Shells,

I saw. Was goggling a bit but can't find anything so far -

Have no idea if its true ...

GBC said...

Sam Seder has apparently been fired by the new Green Family management of Air America.

~-~-

Oh. My. !@$#*&^%?!

Guess we'll find out tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

Hi Alice, CB, everybody.

Read my lips said...

Thousand Points of Light

Crank Bait said...

For anyone who has been reading about the day in the Supreme Court, I see a glaring omission from the arguments. When is a joke a joke?

The no-tolerance-for-drugs argument is one stated aspect of the case. The supreme power of school officials is another stated aspect. In true courtroom style, the phrase "Bong hits 4 Jesus" is being dissected.

I wonder this; what if the banner had said "Oxycontin addicts for Rush!" (This one is clearly a joke as was the original banner.)

How about this: "Opiates for wounded vets!" (This one is not so clearly a joke but also includes the mention of drugs.)

How about: "I brake for junkies!"

Or: "Authoritarians get high on suppressed rights!"

Or: "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning!"

All mention drugs. The zero-tolerance horseshit is a blanket abrogation of the right of free speech.

A prudent (and upset) school principal would have taken the lad aside and said, "I don't want to lose my job over your joke. It is funny but it is also controversial. Will you put it away, please?"

Instead, the kid was suspended. Twice. Once for the banner and the second time for protesting that his rights were being restricted.

Some people can't take a joke.

count blah said...

DON'T FORGET TO BOOGIE!

BLAH

Alice said...

Hi NC...Crank, bridge...

Hmm....yes I guess we'll see tomorrow...Maron coulda been joking around maybe....? I don't know...

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

I want to come back as
a stray cat in Sonora.

Alice said...

Go for it, NC... I'll feed you... ;)

wiseacre said...

I want to cam back as a horny guy in Sonora!

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

And when I go into heat
I promise to practice safe sex...

Meow! ";)

dumb wiseacre said...

I got so horny there, I forgot how to spell COME!

The irony!

Me, Myself & I said...

* * * * *

Does anyone know if Sam is really gone from Air America Radio???

* * * * *

Sammers going said...

Me, Myself & I said...
* * * * *

Does anyone know if Sam is really gone from Air America Radio???

* * * * *

March 19, 2007 5:05 PM

Well if he is not gone, he will be shortly.
It was good hearing Sam while he lasted.

Best to ya Sammer! Happy trails to ya!

I'm sure you will land on your feet somewhere. Keep us informed if you can.

ann coulter said...

Batman is a faggot!

There! I said it, and I'm NOT sorry!

KALI said...

FEAR NOT...

SEVER THE HEAD OF IGNORANCE & INERTIA

TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE KARMA

& CUT FREE THE ILLUSION OF THE FALSE EGO

TO DANCE IN CEASELESS CREATION

WITH THE DIVINE KALI MA...

O longing mind, consecrate your being to pure love. Turn every thought to Goddess Tara. She will bear you tenderly across the raging sea of separation and individuality.

Be utterly dedicated to her reality. Cry aloud Ma Kali, Ma Kali. Know that she can clarify the inconceivable maze of relativity. To hope for assistance and guidance through this world from wealth, relatives, and religious rites provides no profound solution. Have you forgotten that everyone is lost?

Where are you now? Why are you traveling? This cosmos is the strange theater where souls act, wearing various costumes and disguises. This intricate play of transparent energy is initiated, sustained, and dissolved by Kali, who is the dream power of Absolute Reality. At this very moment, you are resting on the vast lap of Mother's cosmic dream that you misperceive as the narrow prison of suffering. Why abandon the kingdom of awareness to obsession with self and disdain for others, to hollow passion and abject clinging? You are creating a disease without a remedy. The brief day of your earthly life is almost over. Meditate now on beautiful Black Tara. She is seated upon the jewel island of essence in the transparent sea of ultimacy.

This poet sings drunkenly: "Tara! Tara! Tara! Your name is ambrosia. May all beings enter the secret sanctuary through this name, tasting your unique sweetness, self-luminous awareness."

Ramprasad Sen

Catharine said...

hey!

anyone do the candlelight vigil tonight?

...or going to on the west coast?

It feels good.

So long Sam said...

I guess Sam's split with Air America explains this blog.

Anonymous said...

I guess so, he must have know he was out long ago!

Anonymous said...

I was hoping Sam would make it through the change somehow. Pretty much the end of an era. I remember listening to Sam and Janeane. Seems like so long ago now.

Bye Sam! said...

Remember back when Sam and Janeane first started? It was so big and exciting. We all thought sure we could beat Bush and change everything. Hard to believe it's all over. Bye Sam!

dada said...

"We've heard from several readers now that former AAR talker Marc Maron complained Friday on-stage at the Punchline, an Atlanta comedy club that Seder was being fired and that he (Maron) was turning down an offer to replace him."

+++++++

heh... Maron replacing Seder. That's a good one.

Maron turning down an offer! and to replace Seder!

And I heard that Carrot Top just got an offer to replace Keith Olbermann.

The thing is, if it's true, it's even funnier.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what they do. It just will never be the same without Sam. He was the last vestige of Air America.

Crank Bait said...

The recent "mashup" video posted on YouTube targeting Hillary Clinton and, possibly, Barack Obama as well, brings an interesting question to mind.

Is it possible that many satirical postings of fake campaign ads targeting everyone in the political races could do what campaign finance reform has been unable to do? That is, could they make the enormous political advertisement expenditures irrelevant?

If fake, satirical ads muddy the waters between real and bogus ads, campaigning might be forced to change its methods.

It's a long shot but an interesting one to contemplate. It would be a little like Swiftboating run amok. Everyone would be a target by anyone and nothing could be believed (at least on the internet postings).

Ironically, it is fighting fire with fire. You lie to us, so we lie to us about you.

We shall see how it plays out. For now, the success of the first YouTube posting using the technique virtually (pun intended) ensures that others will follow.
--------------------------------
Who is the person behind the Clinton attack ad?
Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer

Monday, March 19, 2007

(03-19) 17:53 PDT -- Just who is "ParkRidge47" – the mystery figure who introduced an Internet political attack ad that has stirred the press and political junkies tuned into the early presidential campaign – and what does the videomaker have against Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton?

The political whodunit of the week is the identity of the anonymous person who reworked the classic 1984 ad introducing Apple computers to the world into a biting attack piece against Clinton – and posted it on the popular YouTube Web site...

hashfanatic said...

this had better be just a really bad rumor

Catharine said...

Drudge "exclusive" on Gore questions repeated discredited theory on global warming

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703190007

On March 19, the Drudge Report, a website run by Internet gossip Matt Drudge, posted the banner headline "EXCLUSIVE: GORE FACES HILL GRILLING ON 'WARMING'; QUESTIONS AWAIT FORMER VP," and purported to reveal several "[p]roposed questions" that former Vice President Al Gore will have to answer when he testifies on the impact of global warming before two congressional committees on March 21. Drudge exclaimed in his "exclusive" report that the questions "could lead [sic] Gore scrambling for answers!"

But one purported question is based on a theory that has been debunked by the scientific community:

How can you continue to claim that global warming on Earth is primarily caused by mankind when other planets (Mars, Jupiter and Pluto) with no confirmed life forms and certainly no man-made industrial greenhouse gas emissions also show signs of global warming? Wouldn't it make more sense that the sun is responsible for warming since it is the common denominator?

In fact, the claim that global warming on uninhabited planets suggests that global warming on the Earth is not likely caused by human activities has been dismissed by scientists. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in a report it released in February, concluded that both greenhouse gases and solar radiation are contributing to global warming. The report included a section titled "Human and Natural Drivers of Climate Change," which noted that "[c]hanges in the atmospheric abundance of greenhouse gases and aerosols, in solar radiation and in land surface properties alter the energy balance of the climate system."

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Catharine said...

NO, it's true!!!

Sam is GONZO!

I mean Gonzales.

I mean Marc; he's Janeane; or something like that...

and he slept with Ann Coulter who I am positive is Andy Warhol.

And Marc slept with Andy back in the 70's... but as Janeane...

and you know Janeane always hated Sam... I mean come on...

what a bunch of sell-outs they are!

.. and the trolls... they were right all along!

Catharine said...

March 19, 2007 -- Democratic Party sources have reported to WMR that Karl Rove and a team of Republican Party election manipulators he has used in the past for tampering with U.S. elections, particularly in Florida, Ohio, and New Mexico, are under investigation by the Italian government of Prime Minister Romano Prodi and the opposition Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) of Mexico.

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

Alice said...

Oh man, if there were ever a good time to change my name or go anonymous...that probably would have been the post to do it on, if it's true...No one wants to be the bearer of bad news... :(

Catharine said...

The sources report that investigators are looking at alleged technical and strategic advice given by Rove and GOP election tampering consultants to Silvio Berlusconi's government, particularly the arch-neo-cons in the Berlusconi Cabinet -- then Interior Minister Beppe Pisanu and Foreign Minister Ginafranco Fini. Although polls before the April 2006 election indicated that Prodi's Center-Left coalition was far ahead of Berlusconi's right-wing/neo-fascist alliance and exit polls also indicated a large Center-Left win, Prodi squeaked by with a mere 0.1 percent of the vote. Our sources claim that Rove and his Italian counterparts severely miscalculated in their planning for tampering with the Italian election returns. Rove and his advisers forgot to include the expatriate Italian vote in their calculations. The 2006 national elections were the first in which Italians abroad were allowed to vote and by failing to calculate those votes, Berlusconi lost by a hair, despite the vote counting fraud that reportedly also included siphoning blank protest votes to the Berlusconi column.

dada said...

"We all thought sure we could beat Bush and change everything. Hard to believe it's all over. Bye Sam!"

++++

Oh, you're just still bitter that you lost the House and the Senate this last go around.

Catharine said...

this Rove vote tampering was exactly what Greg Palast has been reporting on for many years; and most recently with Mexico.

60th Street said...

I can't imagine:

a.) That Sam's AAR ratings are the lowest on the totem pole. It would have to be either a staff purge or personal.

b.) That Maron would fuck Sam like that in public, before Sam got the chance to say goodbye to his audience.

c.) That there wouldn't have been any AAR listeners in Maron's audience that would have broken this before a piece of shit conservative blog and, if so...

d.)..that it took three days to make it onto the Internet.

I'll believe it when I hear it from Sammy.

Catharine said...

Similarly, PRD officials are also looking at Rove and his team's involvement in providing election tampering assistance to conservative National Action Party (PAN) candidate Felipe Calderon in last July's Mexico presidential election. Calderon beat PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador by a razor-thin 0.6 percent. However, as with Italy, pre-election polls and exit polls showed the PRD candidate with a commanding lead. Ballot boxes were found in garbage dumps in pro-PRD precincts. In addition, votes for the PRD were either shaved from the total count and some precincts were not even counted.

dada said...

"and he slept with Ann Coulter who I am positive is Andy Warhol.

And Marc slept with Andy back in the 70's... but as Janeane..."

++++++

I thought Marc slept with Sam Kinison.

And they're all riding Tony Clifton's coattails. Using his good name. Coattails!

Catharine said...

Some of the financial support for Republican interference in the Italian and Mexican elections may have been laundered through the U.S. taxpayer-funded National Endowment for Democracy, which, in turn, funds the International Republican Institute (IRI), an arm of the Republican Party. The IRI has been involved in funding election campaigns in Venezuela against Hugo Chavez and in Haiti against Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Catharine said...

Italian government and PRD officials have been in direct contact with Democratic Party election experts concerning the suspected international vote fraud committed by the GOP and Rove. If Rove is asked to testify in Italy about his contacts with Berlusconi government officials and refuses, he will have more than U.S. congressional subpoenas to worry about -- he could be faced with an INTERPOL Red Notice, a international arrest warrant recognized by INTERPOL member states.

dada said...

Now I'm going to do some of my famous rhyming.

Boat. Coat.

Catharine said...

It’s STILL The Oil:
Secret Condi Meeting on Oil Before Invasion

by Greg Palast

Four years ago this week, the tanks rolled for what President Bush originally called, “Operation Iraqi Liberation” — O.I.L.
I kid you not.

And it was four years ago that, from the White House, George Bush, declaring war, said, “I want to talk to the Iraqi people.” That Dick Cheney didn’t tell Bush that Iraqis speak Arabic … well, never mind. I expected the President to say something like, “Our troops are coming to liberate you, so don’t shoot them.” Instead, Mr. Bush told, the Iraqis, “Do not destroy oil wells.“

LINK

Catharine said...

Hey.. speaking of Greg Palast...

He's going on a book tour again and on Tue May 1, 2007 in New York - Greg Palast wil be appearing with Randi Rhodes.

Catharine said...

March 19, 2007 -- Wayne Madsen podcast. Gonzales on the griddle:

LINK


***

gotta get used to his voice... kinda sounds like he's from Chicago. [pronounce the middle syllable like c-a in "cat"]

Alice said...

His thing about Vultures was so great...then I saw this:

“Historic” debt relief for Latam’s five poorest countries

Alice said...

From an ex-entertainment reporter...I think it was entertainment....

Of the Places You'll Go,
Is the Library Still One of Them?


--zas...(bleh)

Catharine said...

Former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan was hanged early Tuesday for his role the 1982 killings of 148 men and boys in Dujail, a government official told The Associated Press.

Alice said...

Boeing-led Airborne Laser Team Fires Tracking Laser At Airborne Target

Boeing, along with industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, yesterday successfully fired the Airborne Laser (ABL) weapon system's tracking laser in-flight at an airborne target for the first time. During Thursday's test, the modified Boeing 747-400F took off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and used its infrared sensors, part of ABL's Boeing-developed battle management system, to find the simulated missile exhaust generated by an instrumented target board located on the U.S. Air Force's NC-135E Big Crow test aircraft.

The ABL aircraft then pointed and fired its track illuminator laser (TILL) at the target to gather target-tracking data, a key step in a missile engagement. The TILL, a solid-state laser, is part of ABL's beam control/fire control system, developed by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT].

"The Airborne Laser team has successfully transitioned to the next major test phase, completing the first in a series of in-flight laser firings at an airborne target," said Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems.

"This first firing confirms that ABL can find an airborne target, precisely fix the track illuminator laser onto that target and use the laser firing results to track the target. This is an important step toward demonstrating the aircraft's ability to engage a flying target."

Alice said...

Catharine said...

Former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan was hanged early Tuesday for his role the 1982 killings of 148 men and boys in Dujail, a government official told The Associated Press.

March 19, 2007 7:31 PM


Wow...that was under the radar....

Catharine said...

Justice Department documents released.

ABC News reports:

New e-mails released this evening by the Justice Department reveal the depth of White House involvement in the discussions to fire eight U.S. attorneys last year. The thousands of pages of e-mails suggest the White House was involved in the plan from the beginning.

The e-mails detail conversations about attorneys targeted for dismissal. There are no e-mails from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who reportedly does not use e-mail, though the Justice Department says messages show some indication that Gonzales’ former chief of staff, D. Kyle Sampson, kept the attorney general apprised.

The House Judiciary Committee website is likely to have some of the emails in PDF form available tonight.

ThinkProgress

Catharine said...

Wow...that was under the radar....

March 19, 2007 7:34 PM

***

Yeah... that was what I was thinking...

Last Hope said...

Maybe it's not true that Sam is fired. Maybe he got a new contract. I mean we don't really know for sure.

hashfanatic said...

i don't think janeane hated sam

maybe when the scientology flap went down, but i'm sure they made up

otherwise, why would she play katherine harris on sam's show?

sam CANNOT have the lowest ratings with maddow, armstrong, greenfield, young turks, etc. in the mix

and maron is on my permanent shit list if he really did that in atlanta

he's already on the pending one, for whining about the poor contractors in iraq not having any insurance stateside

on the other hand bernstein claimed elsewhere he had "no plans" to change the lineup

so i don't know what to think

but if he DOES sack seder, we now understand bernstein's presence at aar more clearly

oh, it's just soooo revolting

thank you

Catharine said...

Countdown: Gonzo’s Tough Week Ahead
By: SilentPatriot @ 7:15 PM - PDT

Pressure is really mounting against Alberto Gonzales. As Nicole mentioned earlier, the Senate has a big week ahead in terms of hearings & investigations and the embattled AG will be center stage in at least three of them. To make things worse, The Politico is reporting that the White House is seeking Gonzales' replacement and shopping names around the senior leadership for an acceptable alternative.

But in another turn of events, a senior Bush official is now telling The Daily News that Gonzales will weather the storm. The Justice Department is slated to release a whole new round of emails any minute now — 2000 is the latest estimate — so expect some juicy headlines later today/tomorrow.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/

Catharine said...

oh, it's just soooo revolting

thank you

March 19, 2007 7:39 PM

It's a JOKE.

I was joking.

TV Guide said...

The Charley Rose guest tonight is Rep. Henry Waxman.

Alice said...

Catharine said...

Similarly, PRD officials are also looking at Rove and his team's involvement in providing election tampering assistance to conservative National Action Party (PAN) candidate Felipe Calderon in last July's Mexico presidential election.

March 19, 2007 7:10 PM

Video evidence of fraud even....

Just in from work said...

I heard SAM was fired? Did he say that todaY?

Catharine said...

Fox News obsesses over anonymous "1984" anti-Clinton attack ad, prompting smears from Coulter

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703200002

Throughout the day on March 19, Fox News devoted several segments to an anonymously produced video posted on YouTube.com that attacked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) by altering a famous Apple Computer advertisement. Fox News aired the video in its entirety at least five times and portions of the ad at various other times throughout the day.

Alice said...

Hey Catharine..my local am radio station has recently started using a fox """news""" feed.....this morning I heard them tell the whole county that "2/3's of the Iraqis want the US to stay in Iraq"...

Happen to know how to get MM to know that &/or correct it?

I mean I'm no poll taker..but that sounds incorrect to me based on other things I've read or heard...

Catharine said...

Alice said...

Hey Catharine..my local am radio station has recently started using a fox """news""" feed.....this morning I heard them tell the whole county that "2/3's of the Iraqis want the US to stay in Iraq"...

Happen to know how to get MM to know that &/or correct it?


March 19, 2007 7:53 PM

***

You mean Media Matters?

Once, I called them.

(202) 756-4100

Send news tips about conservative misinformation to Media Matters here:

mm-tips@mediamatters.org

http://mediamatters.org/contact_us

Catharine said...

well.. I was pretty sure you didn't mean Marc Maron

Alice said...

Thanks.. :) The page just finished loading...With more dilligence I could have figured it out..but this Blog is handy sometimes...everyone has their specialty...I think MM I think you....

Catharine said...

Media largely ignore "straight talker" McCain's "stumble" on HIV prevention

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703190008

As New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney noted in a March 16 entry to the Times' weblog The Caucus, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) "stumble[d]" when asked by a reporter aboard McCain's campaign bus, the "Straight Talk Express," whether he supports "the distribution of taxpayer-subsidized condoms in Africa to fight the transmission of H.I.V." and whether he believes "contraceptives help stop the spread of HIV." According to Nagourney, McCain, whose self-styled reputation as a "straight talker" has been embraced by the media, admitted that he was "stumped" by the questions, and told the reporter: "You know, I'm sure I've taken a position on it on the past. I have to find out what my position was." This exchange, however, has gone unreported by several news outlets that have recently praised McCain as a "straight talker."

hashfanatic said...

have you ever noticed how they seem to after fathers with baby daughters?

Mike Malloy had a baby daughter, Sam has a baby daughter....

These covert rethugs are below contempt....

We cannot endure another two years of this....

Catharine said...

How do you spell "irrelevant"?

***

Today offered numerous instances of misinformation on Iraq war in marking its four-year anniversary

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703190009

On the March 19 edition of NBC's Today, co-host Matt Lauer promised "a look back and a look forward" on the war in Iraq, noting that "[a]s the war enters its fifth year, America is shell-shocked. The casualties staggering [and] the price tag in the hundreds of billions." Lauer then asked: "Is the war worth it, and is there a chance for victory?" However, in purporting to explore the four-year-old war, the show's hosts and reporters advanced misinformation regarding the size of President Bush's troop increase, the potential effect of pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, and the state of Saddam Hussein's weapons program prior to the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion:

Catharine said...

Time's Joe Klein claimed GOP candidates with multiple marriages "live like liberals"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703190004

In a column titled "The Second Commandment Republicans" in the March 15 edition of Time, columnist Joe Klein asserted that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and former Massachusetts Gov.Mitt Romney (R) are "moderate candidates who live like liberals," citing the fact that they "have had nine marriages among them: Giuliani three, Gingrich three, McCain two and Romney one" as his only evidence. The leading Democratic candidates for president -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), and former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) -- have each been married once.


***

God that Joe Klein is a fucktard. What's worse, is he considers himself a high-minded sort. And Time pretends he is "liberal".

The joke's on him. He works for Time.

Alice said...

I just need some time...some to get away from...

Catharine said...

marc was doing standup...

that implies ... sarcasm .. and ... joking...

Catharine said...

Hewitt claimed attacks on Romney's Mormonism and "flip-flop[ping]" "come from the left"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200703190002


***

What?!

yeah ... it's the uh... left ... that makes sense...

Catharine said...

duh...

which way did he go?

which way did he go, boss?

which way did he go?

duh...

Anonymous said...

After losing 44 million dollars did you really think the new owners would stay the course with Sam? Sam didn't!

norm crosby said...

People ask me why I haven't weighed in on Bush. I always say that I haven't been recitent or obfuscatable on the subject.

As a comedian, I have to walk a fine line between being seen as valtracious or inlimerickable.

Anybody that knows me know that I am strictly parlorteristic, when it comes to politics.

Alice said...

This rumor could be good for Sam...

*evil laugh*

I hope so...

Catharine said...

people should just stop watching Meet the Press.

They'll know.

And then they're done.

Alice said...

When I think of all of my impressionable teen years spent watching Good Morning america...nightline...mtp...etc...yipes...you can't get that time back you know...

Anonymous said...

"NEWS CONSUMER" said...

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Homeless - Emergency Assistance Unit

Mentally Ill Boy Kills Himself in Shelter Hotel

CBS 2 Exclusive Video: Madison Square Garden Riot

Police arrest 21 during melee; gunfire heard in crowd

penelope poem said...

~Weary not of us, for we are very beautiful~

Weary not of us, for we are very beautiful; it is out of very jealousy and proper pride that we entered the veil.
On the day when we cast of the body’s veil from the soul, you will see that we are the envy of despair of man and the Polestars.
Wash your face and become clean for beholding us, else remain afar, for we are beloveds of ourselves.
We are not that beauty who tomorrow will become a crone; till eternity we are young and heart-comforting and fair of stature.
If that veil become worn out, the beauty has not grown old; the life of the Veil is transient, and we are boundless life.
When Eblis saw the veil of Adam, he refused; Adam called to him, “You are the rejected one, not I.”
The rest of the angels fell down prostrate, saying as they bowed themselves, “We have encountered a beauty:
“Beneath the veil is an idol who by his qualities robbed us of reason, and we, prostrate, fell.”
If our reason does not know the forms of the foul old men from those of the beauties, we are apostates from love.
What place is there for a beauty? For he is the Lion of God. Like a child we prattled, for we are children of the alphabet.
Children are beguiled with nuts and raisins, else, how are we meet for nuts and sesame-grains?
When an old woman is hidden in helmet and chainmail, she says, “I am the illustrious Rostam of the battle ranks.”
By her boast all know that she is a woman; how should we make a mistake, seeing that we are in the light of Ahmad?
“The believer is discriminating” - so said the Prophet; now close your mouth, for we are guided rightly without speech.
Hear the rest of from Shams the Pride of Tabiz for we did not take the end of the story from that king.

~Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi~

toniD said...

Monday, March 19, 2007
Those damned Sam Seder rumors

Dan, a reader in Atlanta, sent me an email over the weekend. He went to see Marc Maron do his standup routine at a local comedy club last week. And something that Maron said shocked quite a few of his fans.

In the email, he stated:

I am a longtime Morning Sedition and Air America fan from Atlanta. I now stream, but only occaisionally, mostly to Sam Seder, at first because he has Maron on every Friday. I saw Marc Maron perform the other night at the punchline and at one point in the show, he started talking about Air America because a fan was talking to him about it before he went on or something and Maron said that Air America wanted to hire him to replace Sam Seder and that it was awkward. I'll say. Marc said he turned them down but that Seder was going to be fired.
In a nutshell, Air America told Maron that his friend Seder was being dropped and that they wanted to hire him as a replacement. Maron felt a bit uncomfortable being put in that kind of situation and said no.

I hesitated to report on this, since this was rather vague, no time frame was mentioned (did this offer to Maron happen months ago? Weeks ago?), and nobody's saying anything else about it. It's really just hearsay. So, I decided to wait and see on this one.

Well, a few people picked up on the rumor, most notably Michael Hood at BlatherWatch. He got a few emails too. Still, the rumor was pretty vague, and I make it a policy to only report rumors that have at least some credibility, preferring to leave the fiction and bullshit to the bottom feeders who lack the self-confidence to actually deal in truth. But since many come to the World's Greatest Liberal Talk Radio Blog to find out the 411, and many of Seder's fans have been visiting here as of late, thanks to a link on Seder's site, I felt it necessary to at least make mention of this whole deal.

A possible contradiction of this rumor could pertain to the recent management changes at Air America. David Bernstein was hired last week by new Air America president Mark Green to oversee programming, and in an interview with the New York Daily News, published today, he stated that he wasn't prepared as of yet to overhaul the on-air roster. "...As a product, it's too early to say if we're going in the right direction," said Bernstein. "It may be that in the end, we're already giving people exactly what they want. That's what I'll be looking at." New program directors often don't make radical changes this early in the job, and it's likely that the network would like to avoid a listener-alienating controversy such as the one that ensued with the Mike Malloy debacle.

So there you have it. It's a pretty weak rumor, and extremely vague on top of that. Is Sam Seder getting the axe? Well, nobody who knows or could possibly know anything is talking. So, consider it all just a rumor thus far. If anything changes, you can find out the real story at LTR.

LINK

Anonymous said...

Should MoveON Move On in the Anti-War Fight?

Alice said...

Oh trip, Toni..I was just reading that one...

m the a-c said...

toniD said...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Those damned Sam Seder rumors

Marc said he turned them down but that Seder was going to be fired.

_________

He was foolish when he complained nonstop to his bosses about Malloy getting fired. There are two extremes: Seder, who was gutsy yet foolish (and wrong) and Peter Werbe, who was so damn cowardly he didn't mention his discontent about Malloy's firing until AAR conveyed that it was not going to use him to replace him.

At any rate, that dick is a real tar baby.

nuni said...

m the a-c said...

At any rate, that dick is a real tar baby.

March 19, 2007 9:06 PM

With that bad heart of his he may have to resign before his term is up.

toniD said...

Gonzales will be Gone-zales

White House seeking Gonzales replacements, and Gonzales’ deputy Paul McNulty is almost certain to resign, The Politico reports:

Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose support among GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has collapsed…

Among the names floated Monday by administration officials are Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and White House anti-terrorism coordinator Frances Townsend. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson is a White House prospect. So is former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, but sources were unsure whether he would want the job.

Republican sources also disclosed that it is now a virtual certainty that Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, whose incomplete and inaccurate congressional testimony about the prosecutors helped precipitate the crisis, will also resign shortly. Officials were debating whether Gonzales and McNulty should depart at the same time or whether McNulty should go a day or two after Gonzales.

UPDATE: Fox News’ Major Garrett reports: “Several GOP [congressional] sources told Fox tonight: Gonzales is the President’s friend and his problem, and that they will waste no political capital defending him.”

LINK

Anonymous said...

m the a-c said...
toniD said...
Monday, March 19, 2007
Those damned Sam Seder rumors

Marc said he turned them down but that Seder was going to be fired.

_________

He was foolish when he complained nonstop to his bosses about Malloy getting fired. There are two extremes: Seder, who was gutsy yet foolish (and wrong)
==============



those of us with balls call what seder did "doing the right thing".... Seder shaowed integrity.

Karma will take care of sam because hes a good guy and a real liberal.

just look at that crooked ass mexican fucker in washington now.....

Everything was fucking great before right? he was smarter than everybody wasnt he ?

now who looks "foolish"

sam should do the right thing

and kudos for maron for not taking his friends job.

take the high road. at least you can sleep at night.

toniD said...

CIA leak prosecutor was ranked below 'strong' and 'loyal' prosecutors on Justice chart RAW STORY
Published: Monday March 19, 2007

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"U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had 'not distinguished themselves' on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of leading a CIA leak investigation that resulted in the perjury conviction of a vice presidential aide, administration officials said yesterday," Dan Eggen and John Solomon report in a front page article in Tuesday's Washington Post.

According to a Post examination of Justice documents, Fitzgerald was ranked "below strong U.S. Attorneys . . . who exhibited loyalty" to the Bush Administration but rated higher than "weak U.S. Attorneys who . . . chafed against Administration initiatives, etc."

"The chart was the first step in an effort to identify U.S. attorneys who should be removed," the article continues. "Two prosecutors who received the same ranking as Fitzgerald were later fired, documents show."

Excerpts from Post article:

LINK

toniD said...

US troops in Iraq want out
Published: Monday March 19, 2007



For US troops from 9th Cavalry Regiment bumping around the dangerous streets of Baghdad in Humvees after dark on Monday, news that their deployment in Iraq could be extended fell like a hammer blow.

Their commanders had cautioned that their second one-year tour due to end in October could be prolonged while US President George W. Bush later warned troops it was too soon to "pack up and go home."

The expletives during the four-hour night patrol turned the air in the Humvee, already thick with cigarette smoke, a dark shade of blue.

"We just want to get out of here as soon as possible," said one vehicle commander in one of his few printable comments.

"It's because the Iraqi army is so scared that we have to come here to die," he added, asking not to be named.

"Ninety-five percent of Iraqis are good but five percent are bad. But the 95 percent are too weak to stand up to the five percent."

"Bush should send all the Death Row prisoners here and they can be killed fighting the terrorists. We've had enough," said another soldier, as the Humvee accelerated past a roadside car in case it exploded.

Added yet another, "Bush can come fight here. He can take my 1,000 dollars a month and I'll go home."

Commander of the night operation, Lieutenant Brian Long, said the anger was understandable.

"One of the men has five children, another has three. Another has a boy aged four -- he's missed two of those years. He'll never get them back," said Long.

"It is like the movie 'Groundhog Day'. Each day is the same and nothing ever changes," he added, referring to the 1993 movie in which the principal character is doomed to repeat the same day endlessly.

LINK

ralph spoilsport said...

SHADOW VALLEY CONDOMS...

if you lived here..

you'd be home by now!!!

Alice said...

Why we should help Oaxaca

toniD said...

GONZALES QUIETLY FILLED TWO LONG-VACANT JOBS
With no public announcement, the attorney general named permanent chiefs last week for the Public Integrity Section, which prosecutes government corruption cases and oversees Abramoff-related investigations, and for the Fraud Section.
(WSJ)

LINK

m the a-c said...

Anonymous said...

Mike Malloy is the most caustic dickhead on the radio. I listened to his show last hour for the first time in weeks. He mocked one of his liberal fan's voice.

The few weeks of programming prior to his firing was unbridled hatred-- mostly directed at Jews and based on his paranoia about Jews. If you liked it , well... more hate to you.

I also noticed that he immediately hung up on someone who discussed a Zionist. Read into that what you will.. I read that he realized he was a freak and he courted Aryan Nation types.

As Nietszche wrote (paraphrasing) "Why does we become 'ashamed of ourselves?' Do we not know who were prior to that moment?"

m the a-c said...

* we were

m the a-c said...

*do... I used "one" and decided to use "we"... forgot to correct "does" as I searched for the exact quotation

I know you guys are getting anal about links now.

toniD said...

Early call at work. So good night all. Best wishes for Sam!

Later

Sunshine Jim said...

seems to me i heard Sam and Marc teasing each other about that job offer a coupla months ago.

Sam's been as good as he possibbly can to us. why hold him to impossible standards?

personally i say we admit we're all FUBAR and move on from there.

Alice said...

Circle
http://www.guide-to-symbols.com/_images_pub1/circle2.gif

The circle is perhaps the purest, most profound and the most common symbol in existence. With the probably infinite billions of stars, planets, moons and galaxies full of the same, the circle is well represented in the physical universe in the form of spheres. A circle, having no beginning or end, represents infinity, eternity, wholeness and femininity. Other meaningfully significant symbols or objects are circular: Stonehenge, Ouroboros, the Wheel of Life, a halo around the head of a saint, etc. In a very practical way, it can be said that circles rule the world.

barooosk said...

Does anyone know if there is more to the rumor that Sam is gone than one blogger who allegedly heard something that Marc Maron said which was reported on Mike Hood's blog. Mike has attempted, unsuccessfully, to contact Sam and Marc.

Jenise said...

i have to say that the best thing about this free speech case in the supreme court is that the news hour anchor said the words, "bong hits for jesus." i like that.

Sunshine Jim said...

mornin j!

how was the protest?

Jenise said...

morning, sunshine.

it was smallish - a few hundred people. the protests in osaka and tokyo were much bigger. but still, not too bad, considering that kyoto people aren't known for their rebellious nature (too often having your head chopped off by the samurai for speaking up) and also the japanese troops are out of iraq now. mostly union guys and some college students. i took video, but no photos.

how were the protests in vancouver?

m the a-c said...

barooosk said...
Does anyone know if there is more to the rumor that Sam is gone than one blogger who allegedly heard something that Marc Maron said which was reported on Mike Hood's blog. Mike has attempted, unsuccessfully, to contact Sam and Marc.

March 19, 2007 10:17 PM

I can tell you that I remember Seder saying to Maron one week before the christmas break (when Maron substitutef), "There is probably a 60% chance that I will not return to the show."

Now Green owns it. The situation is probably different.

Jenise said...

is your back better now, sunshine?

Sunshine Jim said...

i don't know j,

heard there was a good one from the hood kids, lotsa peeps despite the rain.

Indymedia Vancouver and Victoria both down til they reorganise.

Sunshine Jim said...

ya! much better!

less than a dozen jolts today,

successfully took the doggers for a walk too.

did spend the morn and aft in bed.

(such a delight to temporarily ignore these assholes for a few days!)

Jenise said...

well, take care. don't overdo it before you're really ready, young man! ; )

tonight i'm showing 'enron:the smartest guys in the room' to go with 'the corporation' at the pub tonight.

i leave for amsterdam sunday and i'll be gone a month. meeting up with a lot of friends in england, germany and holland. it'll be nice to take a break and to catch up.

Sunshine Jim said...

Ha!

A DREAM TRIP!

you take full advantage of it lass!

and keep a journal, make recordings as well.

and drop in and lay a report on us occasionally!

m the a-c said...

Alright. This is f--ed up. Now the blogs are reporting that they HAVE fired him:

BREAKING: Sam Seder fired from Air America?
Sam Seder has apparently been fired by the new Green Family management of Air America.

We've heard from several readers now that former AAR talker Marc Maron complained Friday on-stage at the Punchline, an Atlanta comedy club that Seder was being fired and that he (Maron) was turning down an offer to replace him.

Seder won't comment; Maron isn't responding to e-mail.

The New York writer, comedian, and film maker with comedian/actor Janeane Garofalo were seminal fare at Air America with their Majority Report. Garofalo left the show amicably in 2006.


Rumors of big changes at Air America have been roiling for weeks since the March 6 sale of the company to the Green Family.

Posted by michael hood on March 19, 2007 at 02:07 PM in KPTK 1090 am & Air America | Permalink


http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radio/2007/03/breaking_sam_se.html

m the a-c said...

SEDER OUT?

Former Garofalo Co-Host Appears Cut From Schedule

In the first change to Air America Radio's schedule since the network's takeover by Stephen L Green and Rob Glaser, mid- morning talk host Sam Seder has apparently been canned.


http://blatherwatch.blogs.com/talk_radio/2007/03/breaking_sam_se.html

m the a-c said...

sorry.. the second link is:


http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/

Jenise said...

sunshine, i think it will be. there may even be a rotterdam exhibition thrown in, which would make me very happy.

see you later tonight maybe. stay still.

m the a-c said...

god, this is why I usually hate blogs and a lack of gatekeeping on the internet

They put out this misinformation sometimes with a purpose. This guy probably wanted an interview with Maron, so he reported that the Green family fired him. He forced Marc's hand. Fuck 'em.

m the a-c said...

In journalism school, they teach you that you must have at least two sources before you report something. That s.o.b. at blatherwatch wants to get attention for his blog, so he said, "Hey, I'll just report it until someone corrects me." So then he landed an interview with Maron a few minutes later. Maron told him that no one fired Seder. I want a lawyer to be available to sue these people at any time. They are rank amateurs.

WaitingForCicero said...

via the kollective, h/t MissLaura:

"The promised document dump on the prosecutor purge has arrived, or started to arrive, at the House Judiciary Committee website.  Because it's a huge one, it's going to take time for all of the interesting pieces to emerge - instead of Fitzmas, it's like an Easter egg hunt.  And TPM Muckraker is asking readers to join in on the egg hunt: They have a comment thread for people to note their finds in the documents.

If you don't have time to read the thousands of pages of documents, that comment thread is a good place to go for things other people found interesting.  If you do have time to read them, let the world know by commenting - over there, here, or both - on what you find, being sure to note which document number it's in and what page it's on.  There's an awful lot of chaff and Gonzales' Department of Justice is hoping we'll miss the wheat mixed in.  Let's show them just how good bloggers are at extracting useful information and showing why it matters."

Anonymous said...

hi cicero!

how are you tonight?

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Hiya, #!

I'm good, pretty tired. Going to bed in a minute, was just over at FDL, reading about their DDOS attack.

How 'bout you?

Anonymous said...

im about ready to go to bed too

i am listening to the blackwater author on NPR again.

i just can't get over the whole blackwater thing

Bush's private army

its disturbing

anyway

nite Cicero

see you later

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

G'night.

Many blessings

Anonymous said...

ok i have this scenario

global warming starts to wreck the world

blackwater and other private mercs are called to restore order

they do...and create a new world order...where the richest person who can afford the army rules the world!!!!

-conbo

Anonymous said...

thats the negative scenario

here is a more positive one:

Global Warming starts to wreck the world

Black water is called in restore order but they are all freezing to death in Iraq. No one expected below zero weather there.

:)

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Blackwater are the new Nazi's

-conbo

Anonymous said...

I hate Bush

He's underfunding the Army so they will go join Blackwater

He can completey control Blackwater

A private army

holy god we are allgoing to die

-conbo

Nobody said...

Leave for a little while and see what happens...Good to see m the ac finally coming out of the old troll closet though...

Anonymous said...

Here is a postive scenario:

the Democrats finace their own private army...called the Asses. The Asses capture Blackwater forces and force them to listen to
Al Gore's books on tape, over and over until they surrender or die of insanity.

Then the Asses restore democracy and the people elect Al Gore as president.
He turns them down and so the people elect Oprah Winfrey.

-conbo

Nobody said...

"so the people elect Oprah Winfrey."

ok that's it I'm leaving again...there's only so much a guy can take...oprah isn't one of them...

Anonymous said...

President Oprah and Vice President Dr.Phil

What say you Nobody?

:)

-conbo

Nobody said...

no...no dr. phil...he's worse than oprah...besides I'm positive he's worknig for the other side...

Anonymous said...

Dr. Phil gives me the heebi jeebies too

But I would love to see him
lecture Bush

mheheheheh

-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

One more from the kollective, before I pass out.
Lam let go before she got to Cheney

"Apparently Dick Cheney was involved in the pay for play/bribery game with the Duke and Wade.  The only difference is DICK CHENEY used TAXPAYER  money for the payola.

Apparently this was the case Arlen Spector was talking of when he said, the reason Lam was let go was for whom she was going to investigate

"– Washington D.C. defense contractor Mitchell Wade pled guilty last February to paying then-California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham more than $1 million in bribes.

– Wade’s company MZM Inc. received its first federal contract from the White House. The contract, which ran from July 15 to August 15, 2002, stipulated that Wade be paid $140,000 to "provide office furniture and computers for Vice President Dick Cheney."

– Two weeks later, on August 30, 2002, Wade purchased a yacht for $140,000 for Duke Cunningham. The boat’s name was later changed to the "Duke-Stir." Said one party to the sale: "I knew then that somebody was going to go to jail for that...Duke looked at the boat, and Wade bought it — all in one day. Then they got on the boat and floated away."

– According to Cunningham’s sentencing memorandum, the purchase price of the boat had been negotiated earlier that summer, around the same time the White House contact was signed."

Think Progress has it here:
http://thinkprogress.org/...

Nobody said...

not sure it would be a lecture...more of a high five or a wink, wink, nudge, nudge...

Anonymous said...

go on

ruin my daydream

bubble poker

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Cics-

I think the document dump is a bunch of malarky

oh sure we'll find something...

riiiight

-conbo

well. maybe one of the really smart bloggers will get a clue somewhere

but it's going to be very abstract.

fark bush

Nobody said...

well ok fine...here's the deal...we lock him in a room with oprah, rosey and janease...after having deprived them of caffiene and chocolate for a couple days...

Anonymous said...

Oprah is a strong woman

by the end of the lockdown she will have helped Rosie lose weight and assisted Janeane in gaining peace of mind.

Then she will sick Rosie and Janeane on Bush

And Bush will start screaming:

"I'm melting! I'm melting!"

and he will turn melt into green ooze and all that will be left are two ruby slippers...and Gannon will demand them back.

-conbo

Nobody said...

ok, I take that back...I don't want oprah "helping" janeane...that would ruin her...I like her the way she is.

Nobody said...

Ohio Asks Election Board Members to Quit

CLEVELAND (AP) -- All four election board members for Cuyahoga County, troubled by recount rigging charges and voting machine problems, have been told to resign or face being fired, a state official said Monday.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said she called the four board members of Ohio's most populous count late Sunday, asking them to leave by close of business Wednesday.

The county, which includes all of Cleveland, has had difficulty adjusting to electronic voting. Last May's primary, the first attempt at electronic voting in the county, was marred by absent or poorly trained poll workers, lost vote-holding computer cards and a polling place that opened hours late.

Last week, two elections workers were sentenced to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election, not to affect the outcome but so they could avoid a more thorough review of the votes.

Brunner, a Democrat, said new leadership is needed in the county before the 2008 presidential election. She said that if the board members don't resign by her deadline, they would face public hearings and removal....

Anonymous said...

mheh

later

im out

-conbo

Anonymous said...

hola Sam

it seems the rumor of your death was greatly exagerated

:)

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Shit -----

Sam is gone and theyre going to replace him with Maron..........

Actually, it wont be that bad.

Adios Sammy ! Stay liberal.

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