Friday, April 6, 2007

Friday: The Casualest Casual Friday Ever

Sam's so casual today, he's strapping a heart monitor to himself to prove that even his heart rate is slowing down. As always, Sam will be taking your calls on all topics at 866-303-2270, and we'll have the SammyCam in full effect starting at 9:30 eastern. And you'll want to connect to that SammyCam, so you can feast your eyes on Janeane Garofalo, who'll come by in the third hour to hang out. Plus, the always dapper Joe Conason makes his regular Friday visit. Enjoy.

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Cat Chew said...

But will I be able to feast my eyes on Joe Conason as well as Janeane?

G'morning.

Anonymous said...

and are the rumors true? Is this in fact the last episode of the Sam Seder Show?

toniD said...

Morning Cat Chew

Thanks for the heads up on the new link

Thanks to c-span, found a new link!
It's called Justice Learning. About the constitution and more.

Justice Learning

toniD said...

Don't know anon. We'll find out today I guess.

War Dog said...

It is a happy occasion...

Sam is just a few hours away from being set free..

A new man..

A new beginning...

It's still a Happy Doggie Day..!!!

punditfight said...

Welcome back Katherine Harris. The tag team partnership is back.

passiveconsumer said...

shouldn't it be like...

a feast FOR your eyes.

whaddafork does feast your eyes mean?

mornin toni and sneezers.

pj said...

Friday the 13th of April is the last day for the Sam Seder Show as we know it.

Cat Chew said...

Ja! G'morning. :)

toniD said...

Morning Ja!

passiveconsumer said...

http://www.benfrank.net/nuke/Free_Peace_mp3s.html

http://ia300135.us.archive.org/0/items/George_Bush_Doesnt_Like_Black_People/GeorgeBushDoesntCareAboutBlackPeople.mp3

now i aint sayin he a gold digger.

---
howsa you been sneezy?
beezy?

passiveconsumer said...

Toni, we need to start setting up constitution seminars or something... @ local libraries...
hhmmmm....

cause i've been feeling lately like a lot of people don't really want to live in the America that our forepeople tried to create, they'd rather live in the super hyper marketplace of fascism masking itself as a capitalistic
democracy.

guess thats not really an epiphany or anything.

Sunshine said...

*

Spoink!

*

Sunshine said...

Sammycam Link?

toniD said...

The Electoral College has forced this country into a two party system. Per Don Ritchie on c-span.

He wrote a book called "Our Constitution"

He said, this AM, that many Speakers of the House have gone on diplomatic trips!

Sunshine said...

and we'll have the SammyCam in full effect starting at 9:30 eastern

toniD said...

Call CNN
Tell CNN to get the facts right on Pelosi's trip to Syria.

Posted by not sam at 8:23 AM

http://mediamatters.org/items/200704050009

Cat Chew said...

beezy?

Too. Not even all here today. :/

G'morning, Sunshine.

toniD said...

SammyCam

Sunshine said...

mornin catchoo.

yard work and gardening today!

looking forward to it. setting up the Bee house today!

toniD said...

passiveconsumer said...
Toni, we need to start setting up constitution seminars or something... @ local libraries...
hhmmmm....


I agree. When I had to study the Constitution, when I was a kid, it was a chore and I studied enough to pass the test. I can remember sertain things but now wish I had studied more.

I think it would be a good idea to have seminars on the constitution. Especially now.

Sunshine said...

tanks T,

i get the 'please tune back' on that link. has that link stayed the same every week?

m the a-c said...

"another head aches
another heart breaks
I'm so much older than I can take
and my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection-- no, no, no"

Sunshine said...

Jajajaja!

smorp!

toniD said...

Sunshine said...
tanks T,

i get the 'please tune back' on that link. has that link stayed the same every week?

April 6, 2007 8:56 AM

Don't know Jim. They might not have connected yet.

Anonymous said...

4 In U.S. Attorney's Office Resign In Protest

http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_095231032.html

The four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions. According to highly placed sources, the administrators have quit in protest over the job being done by Rachel Paulose, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

The resignations came in the aftermath of the controversial firing of eight U.S. Attorneys across the country.

passiveconsumer said...

ey shadow!

it's f***ing snowing here, hope you get some good, non-haarp weather out there today.

howza the littler terrors?

toniD said...

sertain s/b certain.

Sunshine said...

tanks T,

ya probby not up til 9:30

Sunshine said...

eya ja

'My Pet Chainsaws'

doin good, just got Jax past an ear infection. think every one has 'Hay Fever' tons of dust and pollen in the air.

toniD said...

toniD said...
Call CNN
Tell CNN to get the facts right on Pelosi's trip to Syria.

Posted by not sam at 8:23 AM

http://mediamatters.org/items/200704050009

April 6, 2007 8:49 AM

I had heard another reporter on CNN's American Morning repeat this same thing and had already sent an email about 6:30 AM CT.

Sunshine said...

On with the show!

Avedon said...

Oh, good, I am like so ready to be casual right now.

Sunshine said...

"3 socks"

that's cazual...

toniD said...

Dick "Last Throes" Cheney, overseer of the worst foreign policy mistake in US History, attacks the Speaker. The media lap it up.
by Joe Sudbay (DC) · 4/06/2007 08:27:00 AM ET
Discuss this post here: Comments (23) · digg it · reddit · FARK · · Link


Dick "Last Throes" Cheney launched an attack on Nancy Pelosi yesterday via Rush Limbaugh as reported in the LA Times:
Vice President Dick Cheney scolded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for "bad behavior" in traveling to Syria, a country that he said promoted terrorism.

In a conversation with fellow conservative Rush Limbaugh on Limbaugh's radio show, Cheney belittled Pelosi's public statement after she met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Wednesday.

"It was a non-statement, a nonsensical statement, and didn't make any sense at all that she would suggest that those talks could go forward as long as the Syrians conducted themselves as a prime state sponsor of terror," Cheney said.
Stop media. You know Dick Cheney lies and has no credibility. Just because he says something to Rush Limbaugh of all people doesn't mean it's true. But lets talk about nonsensical statements that don't make any sense. On March 29, 2003, the Washington Post provided a synopsis of Cheney's pre-war spin:
On CBS's "Face the Nation" on March 16, Cheney said the fight would be "weeks rather than months. There's always the possibility of complications that you can't anticipate, but I have great confidence in our troops." Cheney also predicted the fight would "go relatively quickly, but we can't count on that." That same day on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cheney said, "I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." It was then he predicted that the regular Iraqi soldiers would not "put up such a struggle," and that even "significant elements of the Republican Guard . . . are likely to step aside." Asked if Americans are prepared for a "long, costly and bloody battle," Cheney replied: "Well, I don't think it's likely to unfold that way. . . . The read we get on the people of Iraq is there is no question but what they want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein, and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that." Cheney has spoken that way for months.
How about his post-war comments as this debacle has dragged on and gotten worse. Does anyone in the media remember Cheney's comment about how the insurgency was in the "last throes"? He said that on June 20, 2005.

Yet, the media is buying the White House spin that Nancy Pelosi made a foreign policy blunder. The entire Bush administration has been a foreign policy blunder -- and a lot of people are dead because of those failures.

LINK

RWiley said...

mitt romney, their latest honey
in a quest for nra money
says guns are nice
i’ve been hunting twice
and once i shot me a bunny

passiveconsumer said...

i'm still all for having causal fridays as opposed to casual.

Sunshine said...

Rush Interview with Vice President Richard B. Cheney

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_040507/content/01125106.guest.html

Sunshine said...

Rush Interview with Vice President Richard B. Cheney

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_040507/content/01125106.guest.html

toniD said...

As Dan Froomkin noted earlier this week, "too many reporters prefer uncritical transcription to the kind of tough but fair analysis that would be required to put what the president [or vice president] says in context." Too many reporters never provided context to White House statements. They regurgitate them -- even when it's Dick Cheney spewing on Rush Limbaugh. That's just absurd on its face. But, the White House knows how to play them. As usual, Tim Russert fell for it this morning on the Today Show -- acting all sanctimonious as he discussed this issue with foreign policy expert Matt Lauer. The Bush team counts on just that kind of reaction from the patsies in the press. And, true to form, they got it.

George Bush is a miserable failure as President. The American people know it.

LINK

toniD said...

RWiley said...
mitt romney, their latest honey
in a quest for nra money
says guns are nice
i’ve been hunting twice
and once i shot me a bunny

April 6, 2007 9:11 AM

Morning RW!!!!!

Long time no see! HTH are you?

Sunshine said...

eya Rrrr!

RWiley said...

Thanx, toniDeeeeeee!

Been just fine here. It is only 29 here and lake effects are lurking.

Julia said...

Awesome Lady

Rene Caisse. Essiac: Cancer Cure? part 1 of 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZTFqKMlCCo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emercola%2Ecom%2F2007%2Fmar%2F27%2Fthe%2Dlong%2Dstanding%2Dwar%2Dbetween%2Dalternative%2Dand%2Dconventional%2Dmedicine%2Ehtm

A rare glimpse of the humble Canadian nurse who brought "Essiac" to the world in the 1920's. Filmed in the 70's. Cancer cure? Part1

part 2 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8JLgYPs0vY&mode=related&search=

part 3 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0WcW7skHEE&mode=related&search=

part 4 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k_nW-b-XmQ&mode=related&search=

passiveconsumer said...

No one owns the truth sam!
specially not murdoch.

love the punk rock girl tho.

toniD said...

Florida police arrest activist
for feeding homeless
Police in Florida have arrested an activist for feeding the homeless in downtown Orlando.

LINK

Grace Liem said...

Sam - are we glowing in the dark yet? I wake up every morning wondering if Chimpy has bombed us into oblivion.

Just a question - as C-in-C, if he was to order a nuclear strike, does the army HAVE to obey? I mean, don't they have a conscience?

Dr. Grace Liem

RWiley said...

Good ta see ya, Jim.

toniD said...

Pelosi visits
Saudi Arabia's council
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Saudi Arabia's unelected advisory council Thursday, the closest thing in the kingdom to a legislature, where she tried out her counterpart's chair — a privilege no Saudi woman can have because women cannot become legislators.

LINK

Sunshine said...

tanks Julia,

was talking with one of my friends yeaterday about canuck cancer researchers.

good link!

kernaljessup said...

Good morning Sam and everyone.

bibimimi troll'p said...

The Wall Street Urinal?

RWiley said...

arrempting to bring peace soon
nancy visited the syrian goon
george bush, he barfed
when she donned a scarf
and the righties barked at the moon

bibimimi troll'p said...

WILEY!

Happy Frozen Eggs on Easter!!

Sunshine said...

eya kernaljessup!

mornin

toniD said...

A declassified Pentagon study reports that “captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and two former aides ‘all confirmed’ that Hussein’s regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.” The document notes that a pre-war CIA analysis stated that there were “no conclusive signs of cooperation on specific terrorist operations,” providing yet further evidence of manipulation of intelligence by then-Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith.

LINK

Tropical Penguin said...

Didn't Ass-croft put a scarf on statues?

Peace All

toniD said...

Four top staffers have resigned from the office of the U.S. attorney Rachel Paulose in Minnesota. Paulose has “deep connections” to key players in the Bush administration’s prosecutor purge. She was an “assistant to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales…and is best buds with Monica Goodling.”

LINK

punditfight said...

Happy Easter folks, lets hope the Sammy Cam is in full effect for Katherine Harris.

RWiley said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
WILEY!

Happy Frozen Eggs on Easter!!

April 6, 2007 9:26 AM

I can't decide whether to go to mass or ice fishing!

Sunshine said...

mornin catchoo!

how are you?

blah blah blah said...

rw's back. long time. must be the snow finally melted. knew there was a reason to get back out of bed.

nice easter limerick.

for those of you who are upstate new yorkers. did you ever go to the mormon stage show over by rochester during the summer that celebrates how joesph smith found some tablets or something and went west to slc? recall that the basis of the religion is that jesus snuck out of the middle east, crossed the ocean, came to rochester and left the scrolls for him to find? now tell me that mitt romney who believes this stuff is suitable to be president.

toniD said...

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the second of four 2007 reports on global warming’s region-by-region environmental and human impact in this century. The final report — whose wording was “diluted” in an effort to reach consensus — will state that a rise in world temperature would have “damaging and costly effects, ranging from the likely extinction of perhaps a fourth of the world’s species to eventual inundation of coasts and islands inhabited by hundreds of millions of people.”

LINK

“Changing climate will mean increasing drought in [America’s] Southwest - a region where water already is in tight supply.”

LINK

Sunshine said...

cam still dead for you all?

blah blah blah said...

rw said:

April 6, 2007 9:26 AM

I can't decide whether to go to mass or ice fishing!

- the fisher of men would want you to go fishing...

pjs said...

Hey, it's Palmyra, not Rochester!

passiveconsumer said...

this stuff is suitable to be president. ---

unfortunately, having a fashionable suit makes you suitable, it seems.

RWiley said...

blah blah blah said...
Hey there blah, blah....

for those of you who are upstate new yorkers. did you ever go to the mormon stage show over by rochester during the summer that celebrates how joesph smith found some tablets or something and went west to
April 6, 2007 9:32 AM

Yup. It is at Palmyra, NY and is a really big outdoor show. Joeseph went West with his women. sent word back to send him some more He said. Bringham and Bringham Young!

blah blah blah said...

y'all are right. it was Palmyra. its an entertaining show but still...

passiveconsumer said...

Slaughter says Pelosi trip to Syria fills diplomatic void
By Jerry Zremski
Updated: 04/06/07 7:44 AM


SAVE EMAIL PRINT POPULAR + Larger Font + Smaller Font WASHINGTON — Traveling with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her controversial trip to the Middle East, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter on Thursday strongly defended their meeting with Syrian President Bashar al- Assad, saying Democratic lawmakers are doing the kind of common-sense diplomatic work that the Bush administration has scorned for years.

In a telephone interview from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Slaughter said Pelosi and the rest of the congressional delegation delivered a stern message to Assad earlier this week: that the United States is very concerned that insurgents are entering Iraq from Syria.

“We think a lot of the problems that have gone on in Iraq are really instigated here, in this part of the world,” Slaughter said.

That being the case, Slaughter, DFairport, echoed the advice of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, which said discussions with Syria and Iran are key to ending the chaos in Iraq.

“Beyond that, the generals on the ground in Iraq have made it very clear . . . we can’t win a military victory without a diplomatic victory,” Slaughter said. “And you can’t win a diplomatic victory if we’re not talking to people.”

----- the Buffalo News


I would marry Louise if
I could. She's AMAZING!!

Sunshine said...

"People whose religion requires them to wear special underwear, I do not trust."

edna ellen poe

passiveconsumer said...

doesn't underwear itself have a sort of religious beginning?

would you not trust us fig leaf wearers?

julia said...

np, sunshine

The Long-Standing War Between Alternative and Conventional Medicine

http://www.mercola.com/2007/mar/27/the-long-standing-war-between-alternative-and-conventional-medicine.htm

extensive list of recommendations, none of which include taking a magic bullet

passiveconsumer said...

“This is such a typical White House maneuver. If you do something they don’t want you to do, they try to destroy you. They try to question your patriotism and everything else.” Rep. Louise M. Slaughter

http://www.buffalonews.com/102/story/47916.html

Louise for President!!!!

Sunshine said...

the-long-standing-war-between-alternative-and-conventional-medicine

the brujos vs the pill pushers...

bibimimi troll'p said...

I can't decide whether to go to mass or ice fishing!

April 6, 2007 9:31 AM

I bet in Sackets, u can do Both!!

passiveconsumer said...

Mideast media mostly upbeat on visit
Pelosi's trip praised for its diplomacy, but journalists wonder if it will have lasting political impact

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2007/04/06/MNGAMP45CB1.DTL&type=politics

toniD said...

Sam said next Friday!!!

blah blah blah said...

did anyone read the nyt editorial on guantanamo today? can you believe the logic that since torture is a state secret that an individual who talks about being tortured if breaking the law if they talk about it?

passiveconsumer said...

I bet in Sackets, u can do Both!! ---


w/ Charlie Ragonese. Damn thats some good salmon.

blah blah blah said...

toniD said:

Sam said next Friday!!!



i missed it. is he going to a new time slot, leaving or being let go? whats going to be on in his place?

Sunshine said...

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter,

one of the exceptional people in congress.

her and bernie deserve the kudos they get.

passiveconsumer said...

if you met her jim, you'd be blown away. She's a whirlwind.

that accidental metaphor worked out well.

Anonymous said...

Joe Conason has one of the sexiest voices on the radio....

pjs said...

The Palmyra area is a really good area for flying gliders, so it's pretty cool to see them flying around in the summer. Never did catch the pagent. I hear it's well done, but, I prefer to go to Darien Lake in July to see Roger Waters.

bibimimi troll'p said...

How old is Ethan??

passiveconsumer said...

you mean six flags.

I go to the christian festival there. what a show!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Joe Conason has one of the sexiest voices on the radio....

April 6, 2007 9:52 AM

distractingly so...

toniD said...

blah blah blah said...
toniD said:

Sam said next Friday!!!



i missed it. is he going to a new time slot, leaving or being let go? whats going to be on in his place?

April 6, 2007 9:50 AM

He was talking to Conason and said "See you next Friday"! Nothing more Blah 3. But it gave me hope. Also Sam had no announcements to make yet.

bibimimi troll'p said...

what a show!

April 6, 2007 9:55 AM

Six Crosses? ++++++

passiveconsumer said...

holyroller.


coasters.

bibimimi troll'p said...

w/ Charlie Ragonese. Damn thats some good salmon.

April 6, 2007 9:49 AM

My dad is down on Black River salmon, but he's a bass man.

Hey, Ja!

bibimimi troll'p said...

Cheeeep Doh-glas?

bibimimi troll'p said...

holyrollercoasters?

uh, you will be rolling in d'oh!

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings All:

Anonymous said...

while you were talking about it, I went to the creation museum website. Pretty incredible- we are just alive to believe everything we are told. If they said that god said we should wear a certain shoe- I'm sure they all would. A matter of fact that would be a great marketing tool.

Haha

Mark

Sunshine said...

eya eep!

web_geek said...

No Sammy Cam?

Sunshine said...

not yet apparently.

pjs said...

>>you mean six flags.

I'm a traditionalist.

Sunshine said...

"God Marketing"

bibimimi troll'p said...

Dan Paschman!

uber-geek!

toniD said...

SammyCam Link

For when they get it to work!

Avedon said...

bibimimi troll'p, you be right, Conason's voice is waaaay sexy.

mmmmmm....

passiveconsumer said...

"God Marketing"

http://www.one-country.com/052rapaille2.html

CLOTAIRE RAPAILLE: My experience is that most of the time, people have no idea why they're doing what they're doing. They have no idea. So they're going to try to make up something that makes sense. Why do you need a Hummer to go shopping? "Well, you know, in case I need to go off road." Well, you live in Manhattan. Why do you need a four-wheel drive in Manhattan? "Well, you know, sometime I go out and I go in"-- I mean, this is-- you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand that this is disconnected. This has nothing to do with what the real reason is for people to do what they do. >>>

toniD said...

British troops speaking publicly for the first time now on MSNBC and CNN

bibimimi troll'p said...

Avedon said...
bibimimi troll'p, you be right, Conason's voice is waaaay sexy.

I bet he cam make his own butt vibrate

Tropical Penguin said...

About Jefferson here in Louisiana: He was just re-elected and his constituents had two things to say, one he was framed and two he is less corrupt than the fat white politicians.

passiveconsumer said...

har thare Patrollerer!

the best part is the seperate lines for believers and the rest of us who just want to scare our selves to death.

bibimimi troll'p said...

one. he was framed

two. he is less corrupt than the fat white politicians.

money wrapped in foil in the freezer is a real cracker giveaway

toniD said...

Time's Joe Klein blasts Bush: 'A leader so clearly unfit to lead' Mike Sheehan
Published: Friday April 6, 2007

Time columnist Joe Klein has written a scathing critique of President Bush that borders on a call for his impeachment.

In a op-ed entitled "An Administrations's Epic Collapse," Klein writes, "The three big Bush stories of 2007 -- the decision to 'surge' in Iraq, the scandalous treatment of wounded veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys for tawdry political reasons -- precisely illuminate the three qualities that make this Administration one of the worst in American history."

Klein, who gained fame as the "anonymous" author of the Clinton-era political novel 'Primary Colors,' lists the three qualities as arrogance, incompetence and cynicism.

"Iraq comes first, as always," he continues. "From the start, it has been obvious that personal motives have skewed the President's judgment about the war. ... But never was Bush's adolescent petulance more obvious than in his decision to ignore the Baker-Hamilton report and move in the exact opposite direction" by increasing the number of troops and using inappropriate strategy.

"There was no way he was going to accept [its findings] once the press began to portray the report as Daddy's friends coming to the rescue," Klein quotes a member of the Baker-Hamilton commission.

"General David Petraeus has repeatedly said, 'A military solution to Iraq is not possible," writes Klein. "Translation: This thing fails unless there is a political deal among the Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds. There is no such deal on the horizon, largely because of the President's aversion to talking to people he doesn't like."

Klein excoriates Bush over the Walter Reed scandal, particularly in the seemingly hypocritical way the president accused Democrats of favoring political battles at home over supporting troops abroad. "Such demagoguery is particularly outrageous given the Administration's inability to provide our troops 'what they need' at the nation's premier hospital for veterans," says Klein.

"The mold and decrepitude at Walter Reed are likely to be only the beginning of the tragedy, the latest example of incompetence in this Administration," Klein continues. He quotes a veterans activist who says, "The entire VA hospital system is unprepared for the casualties of Iraq, especially the psychiatric casualties. A lot of vets are saying, 'This is our Katrina moment.' And they're right: this Administration governs badly because it doesn't care very much about governing."

"His hyper-partisanship has proved to be a travesty of governance and a comprehensive failure," Klein says of Bush. "I've tried to be respectful of the man and the office, but the three defining sins of the Bush Administration are congenital... They're not likely to change.

"[I]t is increasingly difficult," concludes Klein, "to imagine yet another two years of slow bleed with a leader so clearly unfit to lead."

Klein's full Time column is available at this link.

LINK

Sunshine said...

I bet he cam make his own butt vibrate"

it's a yogi thing...

bibimimi troll'p said...

the rest of us who just want to scare our selves to death.


THEY scare me. WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>WAR>

bibimimi troll'p said...

it's a yogi thing...

April 6, 2007 10:15 AM

from the ashram in Punha!

These creationists are freaks!!

edna ellen poe said...

http://www.counterpunch.org/

Excerpt

April 5, 2007

Behind the Denials
A De Facto Hostage Exchange
By PATRICK COCKBURN

The stand-off over the 15 British sailors and marines captured by Iran ended with a de facto prisoner

bibimimi troll'p said...

toniD said...
British troops speaking publicly for the first time now on MSNBC and CNN

yellobellied passivist appeasin' pussies?

Alice said...

Good morning.

http://www.personaldna.com/

Assess your personality

edna ellen poe said...

Something happened to my post. I don't know what.

passiveconsumer said...

i don't know...

it kind of makes sense...

six days...

on Saturday... God made humans.
On Sunday.... God Gave up.

Sunshine said...

Sammer,

you obviously have'nt made an offering to the 'cam' gods lately.

try decorating the cam with herbs and fine raiment.

have the kids recite a sutra.

clothing optional.

Alice said...

Western media's inexcusable behavior in the case of captive British sailors

by Daniel M Pourkesali (source: CASMII) April 4, 2007

Iran's sudden release of 15 Britons arrested 2 weeks ago in the disputed territorial waters inside the Persian Gulf took many in the West by surprise and sucked the wind out of warmongers sail who had used the event to continue their demonization of Iran as a pariah state. Of course following the release of the sailors yesterday, the ever compliant and predictable major U.S. news media dropped the story like a hot sack of potatoes. After all, portrayal of Iran as anything other than an outlaw nation deserving membership in the 'Axis of Evil' club does not bode well with the aims of their 'special interest' controlled masters.

bibimimi troll'p said...

On Sunday.... God Gave up.

April 6, 2007 10:18 AM

...and built a brewery

Tropical Penguin said...

Money in the freezer is a good way of framing someone. How often does someone dig through all the aluminum foil packages in their freezer?

bibimimi troll'p said...

the xcam can't get it up.

Alice said...

RWiley said...

mitt romney, their latest honey
in a quest for nra money
says guns are nice
i’ve been hunting twice
and once i shot me a bunny

*

:) Nice to see you, RW.... :)

toniD said...

Republican lawmaker meets Syria's Assad 2 hours, 24 minutes ago

President Bashar al-Assad met a Republican member of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, a day after Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) ended a visit to Syria that was criticized by the White House.

The official news agency said the meeting between Assad and Darrell Issa (news, bio, voting record), a member of the House Committee on Intelligence, discussed ways to improve relations between Washington and Damascus.

"It is difficult to isolate Syria which is pivotal to finding solutions to all issues in the region," the Syrian agency quoted Assad as saying. Issa, who is of Lebanese descent, also met Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem.

More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have visited Damascus in the last four months and met Assad after the Iraq Study Group recommended to Republican President George W. Bush engaging with Damascus and Iran to help stabilize Iraq.

Pelosi urged Assad on Wednesday to end alleged Syrian support to rebels in Iraq and to use its influence with the Palestinian group Hamas.

Pelosi said holding a dialogue with the secular Syrian leader, whom the Bush administration has been trying to isolate, was in the U.S. interests.

The United States imposed sanctions on Syria in 2004, mainly for its support for Lebanon's Hezbollah and Hamas. Syria says the two groups are legitimate movements with broad domestic support resisting Israeli occupation.

Relations between Damascus and Washington further worsened after the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese premier Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut. A United Nations inquiry implicated Lebanese and Syrian security officials in the assassination.

Damascus denies involvement.

LINK

bibimimi troll'p said...

How often does someone dig through all the aluminum foil packages in their freezer?

April 6, 2007 10:22 AM

not a pleasant endeavor, fish, fruitcake, and old bread

bibimimi troll'p said...

and once i shot me a bunny

in my magic underwear.

how he got in there...

Cat Chew said...

I am suspicious. The last time Katherine Harris was in the studio, there were difficulties with SammyCam that could not be resolved. On the other hand, when Katherine Harris was supposed to be in the studio and the SammyCam was operational, she ended up phoning it in. Hmmm...
I can't watch but I do miss the oddio.

http://blatherwatch.blogs.com said...

Air America pulls the plug on Sam Seder

Sadly, it's true this time: Friday the 13th of April is the last day for the Sam Seder Show as we know it.

Seder's been at the troubled Air America from the beginning. A close-in source says he'll probably take a Sunday afternoon show as a consolation prize.

"It's like a gold watch," she said. "Besides, they'd owe him a shit load of severance."

Who's next in the 9a-12p (East coast) time slot? Mark Green told the staff Thursday that the person hadn't been locked in, but should be by Monday or Tuesday.

"We think," he said brightly to the troubled assemblage, "you'll love the replacement."

It's been a death of a thousand cuts- not great for a slasher film plot, but serves a passive-aggressive (read chicken shit) executive AAR executive well.

In February, chief operating officer Scott Elberg, the network's corporate Jason Voorhees, and sixth CEO in three years, slashed Seder's budget and salary by 40%.

Elberg is a veteran radio guy, and was the last AAR man standing after the bankruptcy. Many however, say Elberg simply doesn't even believe in the liberal talk format.

"He voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004," staffers grumble.

Elberg never worked in a network or in syndication, they say, "He's a sales manager."

The whole deal is mysterious. It's not based on data because there isn't much- there's been no full book since Seder inherited in September from Jerry Springer, who'd bled ratings from that key anchoring position before he was finally fired.

It's not that Seder lost affiliates-of the twenty two stations Seder got from Springer, he lost nine when he took over- eight of which were lost because stations dumped the format, and the ninth, KTRC in Santa Fe actually flipped back after two months. He picked up a few more- his affiliates now number 16.

New owner, Mark Green reportedly told people he wanted "less substance" in the 9-ta-noon timeslot. Hence they offered it, to no avail to comedian Marc Maron, and tried unsuccessfully to get Jones Radio's Stephanie Miller with her comedic format.

Many think Elberg is enamored with Free FM "hot talk," the testosteronic, hyper-sexual audio foreplay like Anthony & Opie, or The Radio Chick except he have it with politics- a coupling of hot libs with hot libidos in sweaty, partisan, lizard-brain, 9-ta-noon, weekdaily orgies.

"I think he [Elberg] thought Maron could morph into that," says one staffer, "and when Maron balked, he'd gotten himself in a position he couldn't back off of- that there was something wrong with Sam's program."

Elberg really wanted Maron back on; and, says a staffer, he first tried to can Randi Rhodes, "but the minority partners refused to let him."

AAR may try to blame Sam Seder saying it's poor performance- not unlike the Bushies firing of the U.S. Attorneys for incompetence that turned out to be apocryphal.

But Air America's problems have never been with the product- Jerry Springer was the only real programming failure- the real fuck-up is that they never figured out how to monetize liberal talk.

It can be done because Jones Radio, (Stephanie Miller, Ed Shultz, Bill Press) is doing it.

Sam Seder, 40, is a talented guy- a comedian, writer, author, actor, film director, television producer-director and we're sure he'll never not make a good living. We sure hope he'll stay in radio- he's smart, glib, funny, and well-connected.

As listeners and progressives, Seder's firing portends worse for Air America than it does for him.

Tropical Penguin said...

Sunshine, if clothing is optional for the listeners then the same should be true for Sammy and the Krewe of Sam.

Should we burn a sprig of herb for our speakers?

blah blah blah said...

i missed it, did sam have that whackjob from answers thru genesis on?

Tropical Penguin said...

not a pleasant endeavor, fish, fruitcake, and old bread

April 6, 2007 10:23 AM

... and $90,000! I think I'll clean out the freezer today!

blah blah blah said...

i'll wait to hear it from sam. if you go to blatherwatch, their site features ad for "hannity for president"

Alice said...

Oldest Perfumes Found on "Aphrodite's Island"

...
Belgiorno's team analyzed the remains of the mixing jugs and identified 14 fragrances native to the Mediterranean region used in perfume production.

Extracts of anise, pine, coriander, bergamot, almond, and parsley are among the ingredients the ancient perfume-makers preferred.

The team also discovered four "recipes" concocted with the different fragrances.

An experimental archaeology center in Blera, Italy, recreated these perfumes using techniques described by Pliny the Elder, a Roman author who died observing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Plants and herbs were ground up and mixed with olive oil in clay jugs, then distilled in a clay apparatus, Belgiorno explained.

The smell of the perfumes is "a nice experience that re-creates in our mind a sort of ancestral reminder," she said in an email interview.
...

Sunshine said...

sweetgrass and flowering cannibis indica is my preferred offering to the speaker gods.

bibimimi troll'p said...

that blatherwatch article is suitable for wiping my ass

blah blah blah said...

i thought you were supposed to keep your money in a mattress. now i gots to go the store and get some foil.

Cat Chew said...

Chocolate
Bunny
Horrors

See y'all later, perhaps. Enjoy yourselves!

Sunshine said...

i throw in a few splash cymbal hits if i'm up against stubborn bad spirits.

i have resorted to firecrackers in my more extrme fixes.

toniD said...

Well Air America just pulled the plug for me.

I don't have to stream anymore. I did it for Sam.

I can hear Randi on my station and Thom Hartmann comes after.

I'll just move to Nova M.

Air America made a big mistake!!

blah blah blah said...

hey cat chew, thats sick. i like it.

anybody remember the national lampoon magazine cover with the picture of a dog with a gun to its head. caption was if you don't buy this magazine we'll shoot the dog...

pjs said...

>>not a pleasant endeavor, fish, fruitcake, and old bread

Hey, Jesus could turn that into a six-course meal (including wine).

Reefer Jello said...

Hello gang! Hope you're all well. I've had a buddy from California visiting this week.

I've decide I'm heading out on the road for a few weeks. Gonna drive Phil back to L.A. and do a few things there. Then, some time around the left coast to work my brain out a little.

I've been getting a little bit too comfortable with the Lizard Brain lately.

I need some change and some fun.

I am outta here tomorrow AM and I will check back in when I get back

I hope good things happen while I'm gone.

Don't forget to remember the Kent State Massacre on May 4th.

Never forget the day America died.

blah blah blah said...

toniD said...
Well Air America just pulled the plug for me.


watcha talking about?

Tropical Penguin said...

The blog is periodically and casually signing me out

Sunshine said...

eya T,

think you can stream sam here:

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

blah blah blah said...

anybody understand the reason for delayed broadcast of most liberal talk radio? is it an intentional attempt to minimize participation?

Sunshine said...

eya RJ

gimme a call

when ya get up here

604 864 9649

Reefer Jello said...

If I head north out there Jim, I'll call you and stop by. Right now, plans are for L.A. and San Diego. I have a good friend in Portland so I may head north. I have some time to use.

Tropical Penguin said...

That was uncomfortable, wasn't it Sam. Should we start bombarding the Green's with emails?

punditfight said...

I'm glad the SammyCam is up after that bombshell was dropped. So what's the news Sam. you can let your shadowviewers on the Cam know about your situation?

Tropical Penguin said...

Sammy Cam!!! Sammy Leak!!!

uklistener said...

I subscribe to premium for Sammy and Rachel Maddow. My subscription is coming up soon. AIR AMERICA - KEEP YOUR BEST TALENT...

bibimimi troll'p said...

look at O'Reilly LOSE IT on TV:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2007/04/06/its-a-cheap-political-p_e_45123.html


tick.tick.tick.

GBC said...

Well, fuck a duck.

This blows, Sam.

Oh, good morning everyone.

mary said...

what? i hope this show isn't getting axed! any truth to that rumor?

Tropical Penguin said...

Does anyone else have a buzz on the audio for the Sammy-Cam? or must I make an offering to the cheep ass speakers?

Sunshine said...

deff 60 cycle buzz.

Reefer Jello said...

Because I love you all so much, I want to leave you with something to remember old Reefer while he's out on the road. Share my love of music with me by watching this video of talent and boogie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOyEw9bT8yQ

Tropical Penguin said...

Thanks Sunshine, Nice to know I'm not buzzing alone

Sunshine said...

Loonie religio wingnuts vs mormons?

it's the underwear...

Oaktown Girl said...

Oh no. I can't go through this again. Sam's the best.

On a completely different note regarding an earlier topic from today's show, here's a fun piece on theology and geology.

Sunshine said...

hee!

bohemian rhapsody )

bibimimi troll'p said...

Betty...you are a twit!

blah blah blah said...

bibimimi troll'p said...
Betty...you are a twit!

no she isn't. you have to have a brain to be a twit.

Anonymous said...

Hey Man,

It's casual Friday, we can talk about anything!

bibimimi troll'p said...

yep.

ignorance is TOTALLY HARMLESS!

blah blah blah said...

go ahead and bash away sam. doesn't bother me.

Anonymous said...

MOTHERFUCKER!

Every good show on AA goes away.

Sunshine said...

dam!

one more week eh?

we'll be here sam good luck.

come and join us.

punditfight said...

that is seriously Focked up! seriously! can people lobby to keep you on?

Anonymous said...

NOOOO! I don't want the Sam Seder show to end!

mary said...

BAH! unbelievable!
i will miss you the most! and of course, the sammy cam.
love, mary in memphis

Tropical Penguin said...

The whole anti-Darwin/evolution thing is just a form of prostelization... as they try to convert us all.

We will miss you Sam. The nation owes you so much for what you have done these past three years. Someday there will be a statue on the Mall in Washington D.C. to the original AAR Krewe.

mr gilbert said...

crap. i still luv randi, but this may be the last straw for me & AAR. ugh. been listening since day 1 sam, i'll miss ya dearly. thanks for everything.

Reefer Jello said...

This is a disaster. When I get back Sam's show will be gone.

Good luck Sammer! I'll find you and be tuning in where ever you end up!

Anonymous said...

i guess the upside is I'll start to get some work done between 8-11.

Anna said...

re: next week. godDAMN it. why does AAR keep fucking with the few good things on their stupid fucking network?

what is the matter with them?

Anonymous said...

BULLS&*%T

The one final show I'm just now beginning to listen to religiously after Franken and Malloy's departure, is getting the axe.

AAR is going down the tube.

What are the circumstances behind this? A management decision? Family related?

Anonymous said...

Malloy and Sam - I don't get it. I'm so done...

daniel said...

why is it last week? Dude, too many have left man, I originally... listen, I think Ive had a long tour here too. Maybe its time for me to have a time out too. After all, congress and the senate have to do some of it themselves.

punditfight said...

will your pow-wow have any negative effect in Sam working on other political talk networks? awkard and a damn shame. I don't think Sam belongs back in Hollywood.

uklistener said...

unditFight:
Count me in.

For me that leaves Rachel Maddow.

If Sammy goes, I'm over to Nova M...

mr gilbert said...

dammit, i think my aar premium renewed last week, though i won't get nearly as much use out of it this nexy year. oy vey.

happy passover, sam.

Anonymous said...

Malloy, Sam, and Maron.... f this radio station, they are completely ignorant about what is quality radio and what isn't. LESS SUBSTANCE? Yeah, that's the answer to everything.

I want my premium subscription REFUNDED! I've been ROBBED!

Tropical Penguin said...

i guess the upside is I'll start to get some work done between 8-11.

April 6, 2007 11:02 AM

Now if they just get rid of Hartman and Randi I could have a life again! A miserable life filled with sheeple like ignorance as I blindly march with the lemmings over the cliff.

Anna said...

Sam, I'm so sorry. you look so upset.

Cat Chew said...

Merde!

daniel said...

But lately, this kind of thing has made me think I need a rest.

Tropical Penguin said...

Are you going to get to spend more time with your baby??!!

Anonymous said...

I think my feelings can best be described with a monologue by Dennis Farino from the movie "Get Shorty".

"fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck,fuck"

Anonymous said...

This is so painful to watch. I dearly love Sam. Such a professional...

daniel said...

sucks dude. smoke a fatty, play some Unreal Tournament, renew a fishing license, smoke another fatty, it'll be alright.

Grey said...

Sam, Captain my Captain..
The first book of the bible indicates that God set Adam and Eve on the path to sciene him/herself. Didn't God instruct
Adam to name all the creatures in creation and is not that the foundation of biology.

Anonymous said...

I download the show every day with my premium account. I'm really going to miss it! I will certainly listen to the Sunday show.

Sam should get a TV show on MSNBC or even CNN. Get Tucker and Beck off the air.

mr gilbert said...

sorry about all this depressing nonsense, sam, but yr professionalism on air in spite of it is quite commendable. i'll be podcasting the sunday show assuming it is a go.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know WHY????????

WHY? WHY? WHY?

Lilith said...

only a week of Sam left?

switching his show to 6 - 9 am (Seattle time) was a mistake, as well as our local liberal radio station dropping Sam's show.

What the hell is wrong with these managers? It's not a reaction to market, it's a self-fulfilled prophecy. If they take a decent show, with decent ratings, and stick it in a bad spot, then it's not going to do well. What do they expect?

I've got to get ready for work...

toniD said...

That's what I meant when I said up blog that i won't listen to the stream anymore.

I just sent a an email to AAR about this. Said I would not listen to AAR. Have no need to. I get what I want to listen to at my own local radio and I can stream Nova M.

AAR will lose alot of national listeners. I used to liten to AAR all day. Now I choose who I listen to and it won't be AAR.

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