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http://www.internationalwomensday.com/IWD is now an official holiday in Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.Google Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.
Argentina and Bolivia signed an agreement for the construction of the Northeast Argentina Gas Pipeline
Bush Trip Destined to Fail as Hardliner John Negroponte Takes Control of US Latin American Policy
Today is International Women's Day.When governments and women's rights campaigners mark International Women's Day today, spare a thought for the plight of women in impoverished developing countries where campaigners are taking huge personal risks to work for equality and freedom. Across Guatemala, women will be demonstrating to demand that their government takes action to halt the slaughter of women which has reached such levels that it has been named a "femicide."The statistics are stark: everywhere you look in the developing world, women's rights are under threat, be it from sex trafficking, denial of education or job discrimination.Figures compiled by the British government, development agencies and human rights groups resemble a roll call of shame:* Two-thirds of the world's 800 million illiterate adults are women as girls are not seen as worth the investment, or are busy collecting water or firewood or doing other domestic chores.* Two million girls aged from five to 15 join the commercial sex market every year.* Domestic violence kills and injures more people in the developing world than war, cancer or traffic accidents.* Seventy per cent of the world's poorest people are women.* Violence against women causes more deaths and disabilities among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war.* Women produce half the world's food, but own less than two per cent of the land.* Of the more than one billion people living in extreme poverty, 70 per cent are women.* Almost a third of the world's women are homeless or live in inadequate housing.* Half of all murdered women are killed by their current or former husbands or partners.* Every minute a woman dies as a result of pregnancy complications.* Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours, yet earn only a tenth of its income.* One woman in three will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.* 43 million girls are not able to go to school.* Last year, one million HIV-positive women died of AIDS-related illnesses because they could not get the drugs they needed.* Human Rights Watch, in reports on 15 countries including Afghanistan, Brazil, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Togo and South Africa, has identified violence against schoolgirls, child domestic workers and those in conflict with the law as on the rise.* Women across the developing world are the victims of systematic abuse.LINK
Bush prescription drug program in need of price negotiation by Chris in Paris · 3/08/2007 04:23:00 AM ETFear must be running through the veins of Republicans and their Big Pharma lobbyists right now because there is talk in Washington about, horror of horrors, price negotiation for prescription drugs. Bush and the Republicans, never a group to stand in the way of shoveling cash to big business at the expense of middle class consumers, tried their best to ignore common sense but even AARP (who helped re-elect Bush) is now complaining about prescription drug prices being out of control.The prices for about 200 prescription drugs commonly used by seniors in the United States rose nearly twice the rate of inflation, a seniors group said Tuesday, making a case for letting the government negotiate drug prices.Insomnia pill Ambien, made by Sanofi-Aventis, topped the list with a 30 percent rise in price in 2006, said the report by the seniors' lobby AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons.Since when has price negotiations been a bad thing? Do the Republicans really live their own lives this way and not negotiate? Isn't it time to be on the side of the American citizen and not a damned corporation? Is it really that difficult to help out the American middle classLINK
Senator Domenici got himself a lawyer by Joe Sudbay (DC) · 3/07/2007 07:06:00 PM ETSo, Senator Domenici hired the lawyer who represented convicted felon/former Congressman Randy "Duke Cunningham: Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) has hired a top defense attorney to handle the pending ethics investigation into allegations that he pressured a federal prosecutor to bring indictments against New Mexico Democrats on the eve of the 2006 elections.The first job for Domenici's lawyer is to sort through the Senator's evolving statements on the matter. TPM Muckraker documented a couple of them here and here.LINK
REPORT: 72 Percent Of Army Brigades Have Served Multiple Tours of Duty The Center for American Progress has released a new study on the state of our military readiness. The report — “Beyond the Call of Duty: A Comprehensive Review of the Overuse of the Army in the Administration’s War of Choice in Iraq” — undertook a “massive research project to identify, brigade by brigade, the number and duration of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan by the active Army.” The report found a large majority of Army brigades have served multiple tours: – Brigades with one tour in Iraq or Afghanistan: 12– Brigades with two tours in Iraq or Afghanistan: 20– Brigades with three tours in Iraq or Afghanistan: 9– Brigades with four tours in Iraq or Afghanistan: 2The report also points out that a total of 420,000 troops have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan more than once, and over 84,000 National Guard and Reservists have done multiple tours.The multiple deployments and extended tours of duty are taking a serious toll on our soldiers. Two-thirds of Army brigades are “not ready for wartime missions,” and one Pentagon survey found that troops in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from chronic shortages of armored vehicles, heavy weapons, and communications equipment.LINK
Libby’s pardon problem. Newsweek reports that Scooter Libby “does not qualify to even be considered for a presidential pardon under Justice Department guidelines,” which in part “require a petitioner to wait a period of at least five years after conviction or release from confinement (whichever is later) before filing a pardon application.” President Bush can easily waive the rules, but up until now he “seems to have followed those guidelines religiously.” LINK
sympathy for the devil:has anyone noticed that more and more articles are getting published over how darth cheney's powers are diminished? that he is in the twilight of his career. i don't believe them, but you know a lot of people do...
Easter coloring contest
US Commander calls for talks, says US can't win military war in Iraq Military force alone is "not sufficient" to end the violence in Iraq and urged George Bush to have political talks with militant groups now opposing the U.S.-backed government, the new commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said Thursday. LINK
"NEWS CONSUMER" said...Bronx House Fire Kills 8 Children and an Adult
"NEWS CONSUMER" said...Bronx House Fire Kills 8 Children and an Adult ---I was watching the coverage of this fire on MSNBC this morning. I guess it started last night. These fires are horrid. Had one here the other night that killed a toddler and his Grandfather.
Mike Richter hasn't officially declared himself as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Fairfield county, Connecticut but all signs are that the ex-Rangers ace will go for it. And it says here he will be as good on the political front as he was in the nets. Still, it'll be ironic if Richter, the Democrat, ever butts heads with Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. As New York's mayor, it was Giuliani who named his dog "Goalie" after Richter. Mike is currently getting a degree at Yale.
Food prices to rise at grocery stores U.S. consumers will see higher grocery bills this year thanks to a surge in wholesale corn prices, pushed higher by an ethanol fuel boom, that will be passed on by food manufacturers, the industry said on Wednesday. And of course the cost of Gas will also affect food prices and everything else!
WPost's Editorial FantasylandBy Robert ParryMarch 8, 2007 Fred Hiatt’s Washington Post editorial page and George W. Bush’s presidency have a lot in common – most notably an arrogance of power so extreme that they believe their very words can alter reality.
Children stranded after immigration raid At least 200 children were stranded on Wednesday after federal officials detained 350 suspected illegal immigrants at a Massachusetts factory that made supplies for the U.S. military. LINK
When is the real blog coming back?Why not just pay someone to fix it?AAR has a new owner and isnt bankrupt, so why should this blog be bankrupt?
Just use Al's blog!
The Wilsons Prepare To Leave DCNY Times | MICHAEL POWELL | March 8, 2007 08:10 AMA life has ended for Valerie Wilson.The moving crates piled high in her living room in a leafy corner of Washington, and the new home that awaits in Santa Fe, N.M., represent a drawing to a close of her once-promising career in the Central Intelligence Agency.LINK
When is the real blog coming back?Why not just pay someone to fix it?AAR has a new owner and isnt bankrupt, so why should this blog be bankrupt? March 8, 2007 6:29 AM --The old blog was Sam's blog. Sam paid for it. This is the blog Sam wants us to have now.
one clink, he sez...that's Freudian, man.
i want some scooter pie....rotflmao
Scooter pie!Meat sock!
"Embracing his entrance", SEDER?Oy.
The old blog was Sam's blog. Sam paid for it. This is the blog Sam wants us to have now. March 8, 2007 6:34 AM ---------Well thats lame. Back-up Blog makes it sound like the real one is broke, and will be fixed.Maybe Sam should call it "The New cheap blog"Why is the old blog still called a blog? Its not. because it doesnt allow comments. close it down.
Sam, we're gonna need to go ahead and move you downstairs into storage B. We have some new people coming in, and we need all the space we can get. So if you could go ahead and pack up your stuff and move it down there, that would be terrific, OK? Ahh, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too...
Scooter Felonious Hypocritus Convictus. Day 2. Hey Sam. Rock on dude.
Subpoenas Likely for Justice Officials in Prosecutor FiringsBy Dan Eggen and Paul KaneWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, March 8, 2007; A07Senate Democrats said yesterday they are preparing to subpoena five senior Justice Department officials as part of a widening probe into whether eight U.S. attorneys were fired for political reasons.The fallout from the investigation into why the prosecutors were dismissed continued yesterday. Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) hired a top defense attorney to handle a related probe by the Senate ethics committee, which is investigating allegations that he pressured a New Mexico prosecutor to bring indictments against a Democrat just before the November elections.The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote today to authorize subpoenas for Justice officials, including Michael A. Battle, who carried out the firings, and Kyle Sampson, chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.Republicans are likely to exercise their right under committee rules to delay the issue for a week, several aides said. But Democrats said the subpoena push signals their intent to continue digging into the firings.The new subpoena threat followed dramatic testimony Tuesday from six of the fired U.S. attorneys, including two who alleged that GOP lawmakers or staffers had made improper telephone calls asking about ongoing criminal investigations. A third prosecutor said a Justice Department official warned him two weeks ago that he and his colleagues should keep quiet or risk retaliation.LINK
Its like a bigfoot sighting Discovery channel special somehow....
And then Mr. Green told me to talk to payroll and payroll told me to talk to Mr. Green and and and I still haven't received my paycheck and he took my stapler, and he never brought it back and then they moved my desk to storage room B and there was garbage on it, and I really don't appreciate garbage...
Oy, as you can see, we're hunting the elusive convicted republican. They can be tricky to find, as they spend most theyre mature lives hiding evidence and foriging for new sources of money.
Did anyone see Kate O’Beirne on Hardball last night saying that a pardon would exonerate Libby?Matty did a good job of explaining that a pardon doesn't negate guilt. She really is one of the flying monkees.
wrt the firing of the us attorneys. if it was for political reasons, does that make it illegal or just distasteful? in the court of public opinion there might not be much difference...
The Right never talks about what the Left reports because what the Left reports is the Truth and they have no way to dispute it. They can only spin it. Can you imagine Hannity airing an Olbermann Special Comment? H.I.'s marshmallow skies would melt.
Bush Muzzles More Scientists On WarmingThe New York Times has the scoop: Internal memorandums circulated in the Alaskan division of the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service appear to require government biologists or other employees traveling in countries around the Arctic not to discuss climate change, polar bears or sea ice if they are not designated to do so.In other words, if you're an arctic biologist, but you're not cleared to talk about climate change, you can't speak to reporters about melting at the ice caps, starving polar bears, or global warming.These orders coming in early spring are particularly suspicious. Why? Because it will be the early melting of the ice caps that leads to the starvation and potential extinction of many artic species like polar bears, ringed seals, walruses, etc.Sounds like they're trying to get a jump on any stories that might get passed through the grapevine on an early melt this year.
Its not the number of wars thats important, its how many of those wars they cause themselves to lose by fighting them for no reason in the first place that matters.
Internal documents show that the Pentagon “lacks a comprehensive plan to identify and treat tens of thousands of troops who may suffer from traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the Iraq war.” ABC anchor Bob Woodruff reported recently that the Pentagon is “withholding information about how widespread these debilitating wounds have become.”LINK
premise: sex with godIS...HACKNEYED!!
You know how long Ive been waiting to rip off of Steve Martins Roxanne surely you can do better than Big nose? A long time man. Like, weeks.
Mr. Seder, I saw you on "Countdown" last night. You did well. I enjoyed your analogy of the gateway drug for conservatives.It is good to see you finally joined Tucker and abandoned the bow tie! You will recall I recommended this fashion improvement on the blog of the old Majority Report. By the way, I miss Ms. Garofalo.You may want to try the bolo tie next!
Bush's new nickname. Turborapture.
Note that the header for that Worldnetdaily Silverman piece says "MEDIA MATTERS"I guess a sitcom is technically "media"...ha!
Don't play dumb, Sam.It's a damn sin that they haven't gone forward with the investigation into who leaked the her identity. The original CIA request was for an investigation into the possible leak of classified info to reporters. That leads to Rove, Cheney, and Armitage.Ask emptywheel. She knows this thing better than some of the players involved do.
the caller with his prize... scooty-poot(it's a reasonably large file)(as scooty wouldn't want it any other way)
Not saying Fitz's mandate wasn't broad. CIA's request did not include Libby's crimes, because they hadn't happened yet. Libby was convicted for lying, not leaking.It wasn't the original request, but was covered under his authority and mandate.He's still a scumbag.
excellent, waitsyou're on top of the story
Yes, to all of your points, SEDER. But Libby's lie, not his leak, was the crime.The big question now should be "WHO THE FUCK LEAKED AND WHY DID THEY DO IT?"And Congress is the group that should be asking it. I really hope those spineless bastards get their shit together soon.
Once we met up with Ney and Delay, and were running the guards. It was like Club Fed for wise guys. We were Goodfellas.
a libby juror on tv this morning said he thinks libby should be pardoned...hmmmmm...
What other stations stream Sam? My XM radio will not pick up the show clearly, from my cube, and apparently too many people are hitting the stream.
Saully had a way of slicing the garlic so thin, it'd melt right into the sauce... not bad for the joint.
clinton's dalliance ≠ treasonlibby's perjury = treason
I am only as aware as the fabulous women at FDL have made me. They (and toniD!) know everything about this case. EVERYTHING.And the wretchedness being emitted by the OVP is so sickening, that I haven't been able to look away.Rage, rage, rage at this shit. My country is being run by criminals, on a Nixonian level, and people are talking about what a nice fellow Scooter Pie is.Sometimes I think we deserve this shit.
pardon him, sureafter he's had a haircut, a nice meal, and exectuted
EXECUTE LIBBY!!(just do it!)
Pardon? I'd prefer the pillory.Or the gibbet.
p.s.AND DANCE ON THE FUCKERS GRAVE
? Right air ono. You go with that. We'll be over here. Im a passifist. Kind of.
A gibbet.A couple of weeks.A few crows.I'd settle for that in place of a last dance, ono.
Thats why I advocate reinitiating a prison colony on Devils Island, and ALcatraz.
Throw Bush and Libby and Rove Cheny on Devils Island together. Like Ive said, Im such a nice dude, Id throw em a handful of pot seeds. And from the chopper last human voice theyde ever hear, besides their own would be me going," There you go, you can rule that. And if you dont like it then you can leave any time you want. Just count the waves and the tide Pompeii,"
§ 1.2 Eligibility for filing petition for pardon.No petition for pardon should be filed **until the expiration of a waiting period of at least five years after the date of the release of the petitioner from confinement or, in case no prison sentence was imposed, until the expiration of a period of at least five years after the date of the conviction of the petitioner.** Generally, no petition should be submitted by a person who is on probation, parole, or supervised release.§ 1.3 Eligibility for filing petition for commutation of sentence.No petition for commutation of sentence, including remission of fine, should be filed if other forms of judicial or administrative relief are available, except upon a showing of exceptional circumstancesLINK
Morning everyone.What show was Sam on last night? Any links yet?And yes, I realize I'm out of the loop, but, that's what moving does to your life. ;-p
ELECTION 2004!! Please don't forget that one huge reason Libby Lied was to just buy time -- if this investigation was breaking thru news cycles during 2004 election Kerry would have been president.
You know, Ill bet you could get all the poppie growers in Afghanistan to stop growing poppies and erradicate the heroin trade in one growing season if you simply decriminalized pot. Whats it worth to the wolrd. And it hasnt been tried yet.
You know, Ill bet you could get all the poppie growers in Afghanistan to stop growing poppies and erradicate the heroin trade in one growing season if you simply decriminalized pot. Whats it worth to the world. And it hasnt been tried yet.
GBC he was on Countdown. But Keith was on Vacation.
Democrats: Work to Get Us Out of Iraq ... or ElseWhat we need now are people who can lead. The Dems must do what Bush is entirely incapable of -- define how to end the war and start working toward that goal.Let me try and make something clear to the Democratic members of the House and Senate. There's a world of hurt coming your way, and time is running out. On Iraq, there are no more Friedman Units. There are no more acceptable six month windows to see if the same "plan", called a different name, will produce different results.The situation in Iraq continues to decay; the pressures on our armed forces and, especially, reserve forces continue to edge closer to the breaking point; our troops continue to be put in harm's way on the off chance not that a "plan" will work, but that an in-country miracle will occur.LINK
Steve Bell cartoon
dear daniel,execution needn't be all bad...libby could be burnt alive while garrotted so the kiddies don't hear the screamsthe victums of the plame affair, those who risked their lives aiding ms. plame's mission to identify wmd's and rounded up when ms. plame was exposed, would not have been so lucky
They sure aint gonna stop growing poppies for asparagus, mums and honey dew melon.
Whatever. I just believe in being non violent.
toniD said... GBC he was on Countdown. But Keith was on Vacation. March 8, 2007 7:37 AM Oh MAN! Keith and Sam... that woulda been good. I'll see if I can find it over on MSNBC. Thanks toniDeeee!
I dont pick and choose who I apply my rules to. I do on to others as I would have done to me. Sometimes, its not so wrathfully satisfying. Eh, I get over it.
//due to popular demand the stream you have requested cannot be played at this moment... please try again shortly//okie doke...i'll click on shell's "o" and never come back
//as I would have done to me//exactly right...i'd expect the same for being a filthy traitor
resisting revenge is a good problem. Thats the kind of problem you want to have.
ahem... emphasis should have been "would have been good if it was both Keith and Sam", but here it is:THE RIGHT GOES 'SOFT ON CRIME'Countdown takes a look at the predictable - yet still mind-boggling - spin from the usual right-wing suspects on the guilty verdict of Scooter Libby. Why is FOX News suddenly "soft on crime"? Sam Seder of Air America joins Alison Stewart.LINK
GBC...you posted something about this the other day so you might want to see this video also.CPAC awards adult film actor
daniel said... You know, Ill bet you could get all the poppie growers in Afghanistan to stop growing poppies and erradicate the heroin trade in one growing season if you simply decriminalized pot. Whats it worth to the world. And it hasnt been tried yet. Marijuana is pretty much decriminalized in most of the western world. They won't stop growing poppy to grow weed...the payoff alone is so much greater with heroin.
This guy is really interesting!
No you wouldnt. Youd be you, doing what you did, going oh shit, I hope theyre reasonable and want justice not a "Im about to get fucked up like WIlliam Wallus" sideshow for no ones sake but the rabble. State sponsered murder never brought a victem back.
toniD said... GBC Here's the videoof Sam:I knew you'd have it up before me. Damn women... you're always one step ahead. ;-p
Now if you catch Scooter Libby, in your house, trying to hurt your family, and youre right there right then and hes got a knife and it self defense. Well fuck him, kill him, rip his heart out. I couldnt give a fuck. Thats what kung fu is for. :D But no, Im not vengful.
If only we could get the right to stop politicizing the WOT and just open up their ears to guys like that. Wow.
Where do general comments go?Sam, Your hair was very messy on Olberman last night.
GBC said... toniD said... GBC Here's the videoof Sam:I knew you'd have it up before me. Damn women... you're always one step ahead. ;-p --------Heh, GBC, fleet arthritic fingers flash to post before GBC!
Not even close on the decriminalization western world thing. Not even close. No dude, it hasnt been tries yet. Your gonna have to trust me on the global macroeconomics. Its not legal in most the western world , and part of where the difference is made is in AMerica. Big picture is once heroin is a shunned drug of scuzzy people. Right now, anyone could be a heroin junky cause there's no sutable alternative. Thats what the pharmasuiticle lobby is capitalizing and monopilizing on. Youre gonna have to trust my figures.
You could say the world just needs to have a little faith....in pot.
fuck you, shellthat link froze my computer
Cops in medieval timesCops in Ancient EgyptCops in Salem, Mass
I am still handsome!!!
Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake." oi
morning gang!normal stream dead?you can try this one instead:http://www.wwrl1600.com/live_stream.asp
That is 3 days!
oh, yeahlike you're gonna score my e-mail so i can have my computer contaminated with your bullshit links(huh)dream on
Greg Palast: There’s only one thing worse than sacking an honest prosecutor. That’s replacing an honest prosecutor with a criminal. The real question is: Who changed the Patriot Act to make it easier to replace U.S. attorneys without oversight, and how did it happen with nobody looking?LINK
enough of this libby and attorneys getting fired already.we want katherine harris and right wingz nutjobs.
" William Schubert said... What other stations stream Sam? My XM radio will not pick up the show clearly, from my cube, and apparently too many people are hitting the stream. "+++WWRL NY streamhttp://www.wwrl1600.com/live_stream.asp
She wasnt the lady who hid the files on her husbands investigation into him being under surveillence for accusting underage male hookers is it. 3 days after she got the job she "found" the file in the office at the FEDs and threw the file on her husband in the shredder? She wasnt that lady who was freaking out about Janet Jacksons nipple was she, or was that a different backwards ass hypocrite conservative neocon stooge who got incredible offended for no reason about Janet Jacksons nipple?
The National Interest: In a series of particularly telling incidents, we can see how Dick Cheney misled Congress, shifted the blame to a subordinate and made false statements to his own president…in 1990LINK
Cause they're's a lot of them and they all look alike to me.
The Bass Player
Hi! not sure how to contact you other wise but..For two days now the streaming link has given me a "due to popular demand you cant listen to this program" when ever I try to hear my favorite show, the Sam Seder show. Im hunting for other lionks, being a west coaster I dont get to hear enough Seder as it is.
Try this mms://rx-lvl3-wa18.rbn.com/farm/*/airam/airam/wmlive/livea.asf link. It's media player, but it's a better bit rate and more accessible than the one on Sam's site.
morning gang!normal stream dead?you can try this one instead:http://www.wwrl1600.com/live_stream.asp March 8, 2007 8:03 AM
Thanks for that alternate stream DADA! We need more bandwidth for the Sam Seder show! And a time delayed stream for us west coasters. http://www.wwrl1600.com/live_stream.asp
Hell, Sam's on twice a day in Portland. Check out 620kopj.com They stream their programming live, 24/7.
GODDAMMIT!The stream just farted out again.....RIGHT ON SCHEDULE!
Gates: 'Closed' Gitmo hearings needed Mike SheehanPublished: Thursday March 8, 2007 The Secretary of Defense is urging closed hearings for detainees at Guantanamo Bay because of concerns over "classified information," The Los Angeles Times is reporting."Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Wednesday defended a Pentagon decision to hold secret hearings for 14 suspected terrorists transferred to Guantanamo Bay last year," writes Julian E. Barnes for the Times, "despite the fact that similar proceedings have been held in open session."Barnes notes that the decision "represents a change in administration policy and was criticized by former military lawyers and human rights organizations."Gates dismisses the criticism, saying "he did not think that closing the combatant status review tribunals for the 14 suspects, who include alleged Sept. 11 organizer Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, would undermine the credibility of the process," writes Barnes."For these particular individuals, a good deal of the discussion associated with their evaluation is going to [involve] classified information," Barnes quotes Gates at the Pentagon. "That's the reason."LINK
bibimimi troll'p said... GODDAMMIT!The stream just farted out again.....RIGHT ON SCHEDULEMine too bibi!! I went to wwrl's stream
Jim, you beat me to the stream by 10 minutes!
I haven't been able to hear the stream from Air America or the blog for about two weeks now.
KevinKGabe Pressman's View: A Dangerous WaltzOnce, I had a boss who said that the way you cover a town is to station a cat at each rat hole, to watch the rats.But, he warned, ''the trouble is, if you leave any one cat at any one rat hole too long, he's apt to make friends with the rats.''The case of J.Lewis Libby exposes a system that involves an incestuous relationship between the cats in Washington, the reporters, and the government officials and politicians who, for the sake of this metaphor, are the rats.http://www.wnbc.com/politics/11201505/detail.html
toniD said... Gates: 'Closed' Gitmo hearings needed Mike Sheehanso what do you suppose they're trying to hide now?
Hey, Is anyone going to comment on the fact that AL's buddy Larry O'Donnell pretty much calling for sweeping any further investigations under the rug and, "that this is all over now-Congress won't do anything else-nor should they-nothing to see hear"? What was that all about SAM? And the little icky-face that Obermann's sub made when she asked Larry,"this shoudn't lead to Impeachment should it Larry"?
O'Donnell is a prick. That fucker has DLC asshat written all over him. Liked JG's style of interviewing him better.
We're just gonna have to ride this until we see where it goes despit what the right wing wishes they could get away.
Rove is a rat.
Judy was running around Iraq telling soldiers where to look!
Anonymous said... Hey, Is anyone going to comment on the fact that AL's buddy Larry O'Donnell pretty much calling for sweeping any further investigations under the rug and, "that this is all over now-Congress won't do anything else-nor should they-nothing to see hear"? What was that all about SAM? And the little icky-face that Obermann's sub made when she asked Larry,"this shoudn't lead to Impeachment should it Larry"? I saw that and was wondering why they even had him on.Now the WWRL link went off. I think the wingers are sabotaging AAR
DAMMIT!That stream tanked on me, too!!SUX!
toni;kill it and launch it again!worked 4 me!
bibimimi troll'p said... toni;kill it and launch it again!worked 4 me! ---Thanks bibi!!
AAR is going to be expected to pay it's bills now that they have a new owner. No pay - No stream
MSNBC is talking about the superbug in Isreali hospitals. A drub resistent bacteria has killed over 100 people already.
Peaches. Fix the damn blog, SEDER.
Sam must pay for the old blog out of his own pocket. Watch for it to go away soon. Feel free to post on this kiddie blog as long as you like.
If we didn't have trolls, I would think something was wrong. As long as one insecure rightwinger is posting here, I feel we have succeeded.
these are just attacks aimed at our community.clumsy amateur psy ops done in a sadistic way.childish, and uninformed distortions and nebulous claims.sam is actually incedental. these are aimed at us.i generally shrug em off.
Success, a wonderful thing. The United States was built on success. A goal to for which one can strive. But success is not found in the bankruptcy court. I suggest an appeal to normal Americans. I works for Rush.
I works for Rush.Remove the "s" and you probably have the most truthful statement from this wingnut troll."I work for Rush."pfffffffft! Shaddup!
From the new owners of Air America:Air America was a large, smart idea to counter the near-monopoly on talk radio by the far (f)right. But like most start-ups, the business plan collided with reality. Six CEOs over its first three years and various missteps and misspending sent it into Chapter 11. It's now ready to go from The Perils of Pauline to The Little Engine that Could. How? First, by focusing on the radio fundamentals of making a strong line-up even stronger; second, by connecting to other major progressive organizations to be mutually fortifying; and third, **-by being a multi-media content company involving other information platforms mobile, video, broadband, blogs, websites. It's time to think outside the (radio) box.-** The twin goals are to make it profitable and influential. One without the other won't work. If it's not a business, it'll go out of business. But it'll be a business with a sharp point of view. The era of on-the-one-hand-on-the-other-hand liberalism is over -- or as Robert Frost once wrote, "a liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel." For all those who worry about messianic misleaders governing on a right wing and a prayer, Air America 2.0 will be an answer. For all those fearful of plutocracy and theocracy, the pro-democracy hosts of AAR's programs are the answer. If the conservative media continue to spout propaganda and call it news, we are the alternative of truth, justice and the Air American way.
Such self-importance for losers dumped off on a kiddie blog. ha ha ha ha ha. Any significance you once had was gone long long ago. This is a death watch now. Can 4 people be a community? I guess it can if you are far enough from the main stream. Do you know if Sam closes both blogs you can open one just like this for nothing. Children do it all the time.
The twin goals are to make it profitable and influential. One without the other won't work. If it's not a business, it'll go out of business.
Like a fish tossed up on the bank, AAR flips and flops around trying to swim in the dirt. AAR was rubbish from the start.
Part of Earth's mantle cover is missingCARDIFF, Wales, March 6 (UPI) -- Welsh scientists are investigating a startling discovery in the Atlantic Ocean: Part of the Earth's mantle cover is missing.Cardiff University scientists discovered an area extending thousands of square miles in the middle of the Atlantic in which the Earth's mantle -- the deep interior of the Earth, normally covered by crust many miles thick -- is exposed on the sea floor, nearly 10,000 feet below the surface.Marine geologist Chris MacLeod of the university's School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences said: "This discovery is like an open wound on the surface of the Earth. Was the crust never there? Was it once there but then torn away on huge geological faults? If so, then how and why?"The team intends to use sonar to image the sea floor in the area midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean and take core samples.Progress of the cruise can be monitored via a live web link to the ship at noc.soton.ac.uk/gg/classroom@sea/JC007/.LINK
Thank you Tonid for your comments on international women's day and poverty! There is a bill in congress- The Global Poverty Act, which I think we should all be calling our reps about- Your stats could change dramatically with just a slight push. And since poverty is part of the fuel that lights a fire of violence don't you think we should be doing everything in our power to end it??!
Wall Street Journal ad revenue slides 10%
Rush is wildly successful with over 800 stations. Carried on multiple station in big metropolitan areas. AAR has less the 70 stations, and a broken Internet stream. ha ha ha ha ha. Rush makes millions of dollars a year. Rush is a winner.
it's always been a question of organizing once we had enough facts.if ya can't smack em down yourself, support someone who can.
Murtha To Cut Funds For Iraq Contractors To Force Pentagon’s Hand » Today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House leaders held a press briefing to announce their Iraq war spending plan, which would redeploy U.S. forces out of Iraq by August 2008 at the latest. More details HERE. Another provision of the bill was detailed by Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), chairman of the defense spending subcommittee. Murtha explained that the Pentagon has repeatedly stonewalled information about the role of private contractors in Iraq. “I asked the Under Secretary of Defense. He says, ‘I’ll let you know tomorrow.’ We’ve never gotten an answer back,” Murtha said.Now, Murtha says, both the Government Accountability Office and the Special Inspector General for Iraq have come to him and said, “Help us get a handle on the contractors.” So Murtha is going to play hardball. “[W]e took five percent of their money out, and that’s about $800 million. We also fenced 10 percent of their money. We want answers about whether these contractors — how much it costs us, how many we have, and how the contracts are being, are being given to these various organizations.” Watch it:LINK
The Stepford people are here again.
4th newspaper drops Ann Coulter over "faggot" remark Statement by Shreveport Editor Today on Dropping Ann Coulter NEW YORK- The full statement by Alan English, executive editor of The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana, in announcing this morning that the paper would drop Ann Coulter as a columnist, follows. This is the fourth daily to drop the Universal columnist this week following her use of "faggot" in a reference to former Sen. John Edwads in a speech last Friday. She also said last week that his campaign manager, former U.S. Rep David Bonior, was "fronting for Arab terrorists." The Human Rights Campaign has launched a letter-writing effort aimed at Universal and individual papers.*Today we move past the rhetoric and unproductive dialogue offered by Ann Coulter. The Times is dropping her column effective immediately.It's a MAN, Baby!
If AAR is a bust, your organizing is a colossal failure. Were any of you around when the MRR blog started? They had hundreds of bloggers. You organizational skills have reduced that number down to about 6. ha ha ha ha ha ha You organize just like AAR runs a radio network - right into the ground!
Also today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is marking up the Accountability in Contracting Act, which would require federal agencies to limit the use of abuse-prone contracts and increase transparency and accountability in federal contracting.LINK
The Enemy WithinVice President Dick Cheney is literally "under a cloud" on the cover of the new Time magazine."Cheney has become the Administration's enemy within, the man whose single-minded pursuit of ideological goals, creaking political instincts and love of secrecy produced an independent operation inside the White House that has done more harm than good." LINK
"these are just attacks aimed at our community.clumsy amateur psy ops done in a sadistic way.childish, and uninformed distortions and nebulous claims.sam is actually incedental. these are aimed at us.i generally shrug em off."~~~~Ya, you're absolutely right, it's against our community. Except it's just War Dog, our regular insecure right winger that hates us and everything we stand for. You can tell when he gets riled up, and slips back into his usual inability to type. It must be very difficult for him to type without making mistakes.
KatieL said... Thank you Tonid for your comments on international women's day and poverty! There is a bill in congress- The Global Poverty Act, which I think we should all be calling our reps about- Your stats could change dramatically with just a slight push. And since poverty is part of the fuel that lights a fire of violence don't you think we should be doing everything in our power to end it??! ---------Good idea to contact Congress and what a better day then today, International Women's Day!!
What a small mind, fitting for such a tiny organization. With the millions of people around the world who hate AAR, this clown claims to know them all. But we do all have one goal in common. The demise of AAR. And then we shall have a great party.
When will Air America 2.0 file for Bankruptcy 2.0?
I bet this Sam Seder isn't buying anthing on credit! New programming is right around the corner.
Cash is King said... What a small mind, fitting for such a tiny organization. With the millions of people around the world who hate AARYou are obviously a dumb mother fucker. Millions of people around the world? HAHAHAHAHAHAH, like you neo-fucks ever get out of your own backyards.
Oh, I am wrong, AAR is a big money maker. Popular with the advertisers and listeners alike. Ratings soar. New stations sign on daily. Money flows like water! ha ha ha ha ha. In a libnuts wet dream! ha ha ha ha ha
the chick on Hartmann:she gets peevish when you bring up the gospel of Matthew and changes the subject
Just because so many rude, ignorant, lying, angry, fearful people gather at the altar of Rush the fat mouthed mouse king, doesn't make them a winning community. It means that their collective mental problems are pervasive.
Hartmann has morons on his show...
If Sam had two coins in his pocket, he would fix that old broken blog. But noooooooooo. He opens a free kiddie blog instead. What does that tell you.
It means Rush is bankin cash! Big Time! Simple, easy to understand. If people like the message, they reward the messenger. That is how radio works!Stinkin Thinkin = Bankruptcy
Cash is King said...And yet AAR is still here, despite your throngs of brain-dead 'millions' who despise it. I find it telling that you absolutely hate having free speech in America. No one here says Rush CAN'T say what he says. If you like being lied to all the time... well, that's your thing. It isn't the same for the other 'millions' of us.
eya Snow Queen.goodun! Mark Twain would have loved talking to you.welcome to the bloggie
We sit and watch. We wait for list of liberal dopes to be used up. A fool and his money are soon to part. A lesson some liberals must learn over and over again. New talent will not stop the death spiral.
what's amusing is that Rush would never allow criticisms of him on his own blog the way Sam allows everything and anything to be written on his blogs.(old and new)So you, penny princess gets to come here and spew.
Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation*Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evilBecome incredulous and indignantCreate rumor mongersUse a straw man*Sidetrack opponents with name calling, ridicule*Hit and Run*Question motivesInvoke authorityPlay DumbAssociate opponent charges with old newsEstablish and rely upon fall-back positionsEnigmas have no solutionAlice in Wonderland LogicDemand complete solutionsFit the facts to alternate conclusionsVanish evidence and witnessesChange the subjectEmotionalize, Antagonize, and GoadIgnore facts, demand impossible proofsFalse evidenceCall a Grand Jury, Special ProsecutorManufacture a new truthCreate bigger distractionsSilence criticsVanishEight Traits of The DisinformationalistAvoidanceSelectivityCoincidentalTeamworkAnti-conspiratorialArtificial EmotionsInconsistentNewly Discovered: Time Constant
Top House GOP spending official knew of Walter Reed squalor Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL), former chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, said he stopped short of going public with the hospital’s problems “to avoid embarrassing the Army while it was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” LINK
US commander says no military victory in Iraq U.S. and Iraqi security forces cannot solve the problem of violence in Iraq without political action and reconciliation with some militant groups, the U.S. commander in Iraq said on Thursday. LINK
You can whine and cry all you like, but facts are facts, Sam MMR, this blog, and AAR on the way down and out. Let this be a lesson to ya. The American people love and value their country. Hating America will not sell!
From PDA:We’re on the march Thursday morning. That’s when a growing group of Congress members is unveiling a plan for a fully-funded, systematic withdrawal of U.S. soldiers and military contractors from Iraq. The plan would provide all resources needed by military commanders to execute an orderly withdrawal by a date certain. The proposal is being discussed at a 9:30am Capitol Hill news conference, featuring Reps. Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey, Maxine Waters, Jerry Nadler, Keith Ellison, Maurice Hinchey and others. There can be no complaints that this plan in any way endangers U.S. troops. Antiwar forces are uniting behind this plan, which is expected to be proposed as an amendment to Bush’s $93 billion Iraq supplemental appropriation request. Instead of funding an endless war, Congress will be offered a way to fund an orderly end to the war -- thereby heeding the call voters sent them last November.Link
Hating America will not sell!~-~-~ Puh'leeze. That trite old phrase (and predicting AAR's imminent demise again and again and again of which you've been wrong each and every time)is the best you can do?
"imminent demise", I like that. How about we just pull the plug on the respirator? But I don't want to watch AAR die easy. I want to watch it drain millions and millions out of the liberal war chest. Every dollar put into AAR is lost forever. Well lost to liberals. It flows to Clear Channel. Pump er up boys. It's all about the Cash. Lost liberal cash becomes good conservative cash! Redistribution!
A special note to Air America Radio stream listeners No doubt many people who listen to Air America Radio via their various webstreams are frustrated, as they often seem to be non-functioning as of late.Is it due to the new ownership? Too many listeners maxing out the bandwidth? Did they forget to pay the bill? Is it Karl Rove's fault? I highly doubt any of those are the reason, but what it all comes down to is, the streams just ain't working sometimes.Keep in mind that it is still possible to listen to Air America on the web, even with all the streaming issues. Looking at the top of the left-hand side of the page, you may notice a rather large list of shows and streaming links. Looks something like this:Sam Seder 9A-12P So, what is all this mumbojumbo? Well, the name (in this case the one belonging to Mr. Seder) is a link to his site, the times he's live on the air (in eastern time, to minimize confusion for all) and a whole bunch of cute little icons. These are not just icons, however. They are clickable links. And by clicking these, you will pull up either a real live stream or a page with stream links. The Air America shows listed all have the official feed links, for Windows Media Player, Real Player and Winamp/iTunes. But what if they're down? Well, I just added an outside link to the Air America shows. The second is a direct link to an embedded RealPlayer webstream from WWRL/New York, which is certainly better than pulling up that dreaded RealPlayer, right? The second icon denotes a direct link to the Windows Media stream for WWRL (though it may open up in another media player, such as Winamp, depending on your own computer's settings). These streams operate independently of Air America. And you can hear all of the network's shows live on that station, excluding The Young Turks. For their show, I'll add a link for WURP/Pittsburgh's mp3 stream. You can also listen to TYT live on other stations, including WXXM/Madison.I plan on adding a few more links for other station streams. In the meantime, you can also check the various affiliates further down the page. Many of them stream live.LINK
"If Air America doesn't evolve toward internet radio, it's unlikely to survive." According to Webcast Metrics, Air America is one of the most popular webcasts on the internet, ranking fourth in overall listeners.LINK
"If Air America doesn't evolve toward internet radio, it's unlikely to survive." According to Webcast Metrics, Air America is one of the most popular webcasts on the internet, ranking fourth in overall listeners.---ha ha ha ha ha ha, that says it all.
time to get back to it!love ya all.
Even Michael Barone goes off the reservation?From his US News blog from yesterday ...The emerging scandal surrounding the dismissals of eight former U.S. attorneys should signify to American voters the depth, breadth, and permeation of corruption in the Bush administration. When a U.S. senator (to wit, Pete Domenici, a New Mexico Republican) feels free to call a prosecutor at home and hang up on him for resisting political pressure in the course of executing his prosecutorial duties, the line between politics and law enforcement has been so thoroughly violated that it no longer exists. What will Jay Carney say?-- Josh Marshall LINK
"imminent demise", I like that.I thought you might. It's exactly how I view the Republican's demise from last elections. We knew it was coming. Why didn't you? Oh, that's right. You've had your fingers in your ears all the while laughing your little ha ha ha ha ha ha's, not realizing the country has now, by a large margin, abandoned your twisted ideology, fuckwit.Go whimper about it somewhere else.
Hee hee hee!"The real 11 inches of pure hypocrisy" Quite possibly the best press release ever. From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force:The real eleven inches of pure hypocrisyWASHINGTON, March 8 — U.S. Marine reservist Matt Sanchez was given an Academic Freedom Award at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, where Ann Coulter hurled her “faggot” slur against Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. Sanchez, who attends Columbia University, also recently appeared on conservative talk shows where he criticized “radical anti-military students” he met during campus recruiting. Reports have since surfaced that Sanchez has allegedly worked as a gay porn star, prompting silence from his (now former) right-wing cheerleaders and charges of hypocrisy lobbed at Sanchez by gay bloggers.Statement by Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force“While it may be delicious to watch our opponents twist and squirm after honoring and embracing a larger-than-life gay porn star, I don’t see any hypocrisy in U.S. Marine reservist Matt Sanchez’s actions. As is his right, he spoke out against what he believed was bad treatment by Columbia’s ‘radical anti-military students’ (Sanchez’s words). Right-wing pundits and organizations pounced on the handsome Latino Marine and showered him with praise and media exposure. Now, they’re scrambling for cover.It's a Jawbreaker, no doubt!
Will US military kick out gay porn star and male prostitute Marine who starred in "Touched by an Anal"?UPDATE: I'm waiting for Mr. Sanchez to endorse the Meehan legislation that would let him continue his service. In the military.In this first-person piece he just wrote in Salon, former gay porn star and gay prostitute Matt Sanchez, a GOP hero, blames those evil liberals for outing his man-whore, porn star past. Sanchez, who starred in such thrillers as "Touched by an Anal: Four Hours of Heavenly Anal Action" - I'm not joking (this is NOT a work-friendly link) - now says that the porn industry is evil and liberal and that's why he became a conservative. Get it. It's our fault that he was a man-whore, it's our fault that he went in to gay porn. Uh huh. He also notes that his conservative friends are still embracing him. I'm sure they are. We've discovered long ago what hypocritees conservatives are about their family values. (We also discovered how many of the most ardent conservatives are big ole closet cases, so I'm sure they'd love to embrace you, Matt.)For all you big ole Republican closet-cases
Whenever I hear a defense of the AAR ratings....I remember my "Spinal Tap"...Marti DiBergi--Do you think the band isn't as popular as it once was?Ian Faith-- No, no. It's just that our audience has become a more selective one!orIan Faith: The Boston gig has been cancelled... David St. Hubbins: What? Ian Faith: Yeah. I wouldn't worry about it though, it's not a big college town.
These Limbaugh psychophants have been called to action. As Randi has said...They are poking the bear!
Members Were Aware of Lapses at Walter ReedSenior Republicans who knew about problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while their party controlled Congress insist they did all they could to prod the Pentagon to fix them.But C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., former chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, said he stopped short of going public with the hospital’s problems to avoid embarrassing the Army while it was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....Young said he “separates my life as a member of Congress and the work I do on a volunteer basis,” visiting military hospitals with his wife almost every week.Okay, so you abandon your God-given principles to save GOP and US Military face? Girl, please.LINK
I have now made it to the age of 68 without catching two debilitating diseases..organized religion and right wing politics.
Radical-bookstore owners: Fire officials were confrontationalBen Browning and Nik Edgell escaped with their lives when arsonists ignited a blaze at their radical bookstore. But the biggest surprise, they say, came when questioning by arson investigators turned into a confrontational political debate.Browning said, he was shocked when arson investigators for the Houston Fire Department became verbally aggressive, calling him and Edgell "anti-American" and "anti-federal government."The scene happened Feb. 26 at Sedition Books, a politically radical "information shop" opened last year by a cooperative and stationed in an old wood-frame building at 4420 Washington, a site surrounded by new townhomes and other trendy developments.The nonprofit venture offered literature on anarchism, radical feminism, communism, socialism, animal liberation, deep ecology, gay rights and other viewpoints outside the political mainstream. Sedition Books had also served as a meeting place for the radical community, holding film screenings and "open mic" events....
Waxman to hold hearings on Outing- Update 2 - PLAME TESTIFYING! Amazing. Please get the word out about this to all you know!Chairman Henry A. Waxman has announced that the House Commitee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding hearings looking into the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, beginning on March the 16th.LINKThursday, March 08, 2007Disclosure of CIA Agent Identity Committee Will Hold Hearing on Disclosure of CIA Agent Valerie Plame Wilson's IdentityChairman Henry A. Waxman announced a hearing on whether White House officials followed appropriate procedures for safeguarding the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson. At the hearing, the Committee will receive testimony from Ms. Wilson and other experts regarding the disclosure and internal White House security procedures for protecting her identity from disclosure and responding to the leak after it occurred. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 16.In addition, the Committee today sent a letter to Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald commending him for his investigation and requesting a meeting to discuss testimony by Mr. Fitzgerald before the Committee.
Thousands pardoned after princess’ birthKing Mohammed VI of Morocco has pardoned almost 9,000 prisoners and commuted more than 24,000 sentences to mark the birth of a daughter.Princess Lalla Khadija, the king's second child and first daughter, was born Wednesday.
U.S. halts imaginary Cubans in security drillTwo thousand imaginary Cuban migrants set sail toward Florida during a massive two-day U.S. training exercise but were intercepted by federal, state and local agents armed with teamwork and acronyms."Operation Vigilant Sentry," the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's plan to halt a mass migration from the Caribbean, was put to the test by 325 agents from 85 law enforcement agencies during the exercise that ends on Thursday.Most of the action was simulated, but the long-planned exercise took on new urgency after Cuban President Fidel Castro temporarily handed power to his brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, and underwent gastrointestinal surgery in July."It's a mass migration plan in general. It doesn't have to be from Cuba," said Coast Guard Rear Adm. David Kunkel, director of the Homeland Security southeastern task force known as HSTF-SE.
(Listening to Randi Rhodes...)They don't call it 'pornography', but 'erotica'. Besides, 'Scooter' isn't exactly built for the prison shower.
Later...work this evening!
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