Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wednesday: We're Your Safe Haven From Terror...For Three More Days

We're fightin 'em on the air, so you don't have to fight them in person. Today we welcome Italian journalist Carlo Bonini, who's done some great work investigating the forged Niger documents that were instrumental in forging the lies that took us into Iraq. His new book is called, Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror. Plus we'll have Christy Harvey from the Center for American Progress and blogger, author, and activist David Sirota.

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WaitingForCicero said...

Do we get a Sammy Cam today?

Are the rants and emails, and letters and phone calls helping?

Will Mark Green allow Maddow to curb stomp Lionel for being a wretched prick?

Are we there yet?

: )

Morning, SEDER.

WaitingForCicero said...

Also, when you get a chance, either ban or euthanize the dog.

Thank you.

War Dog said...

Moring Sam..

The Blog is getting back to normal..

Sam, have you heard this Lionel..

Ha ha ha ha ha..

You will LoVe Him..!!!

War Dog said...

Sam is a Free Speech Man..

Unlike other "Liberals" who are not so Liberal..!!!

WaitingForCicero said...

"Million of people are fighting to get INTO this country..

And here you are..

With the world at your feet..

And you are bitching about how tough you have it..."

---

You dumbass. I'm not bitching at how rough it is for us. I am much more worried about the next several generations, and am particularly worried about the so called Third World. Pushing the average citizen of this country further towards that will have a violent reaction.

I don't want the world at my feet, I want the rest of the world to have it's needs met. I can worry about plundering after everyone has the necessities of life.

DogWhistleCommenter said...

Who Says They're Gonna Come Back? Sammy does that's who.
Whoever makes you laugh comes back.
Because they tell the truth.

Sometimes you miss them
And sometimes you're sad,
Sometimes you're pissed off
And sometimes you get really mad (like when they cancel my favorite radio show)

But who Says he's gonna come back
Sammy does that's who.
Whoever takes care of you comes
baaaaaaaaack
Because they tell the truth!

WaitingForCicero said...

I always laugh when the trolls at kos pull the free speech thing.

Wingnuts defending the First Amendment is one of the Seven Seals in the Revelation of St. John, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

You know I was thinking today, not only is this show awesome in itself, it's also very good for us (at least me) on an individual level, because it makes you want to read all those blogs to stay on top of what Sam's discussing. It's gonna be hard to stay so disciplined when I don't have the daily reminder...
Tiffany
p.s. so happy I don't have to work today, I actually get to watch the Sammy Cam for the first time.

War Dog said...

I don't want the world at my feet, I want the rest of the world to have it's needs met. I can worry about plundering after everyone has the necessities of life.

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Then you should be a Capitalism, Conservative just like Rush Limbaugh...

Lionel likes Rush...

I like Rush...

You should too...

Rush tell folks to get out there and make something of themselves..

You can't feed the world...

You can only hope to give them a job...!!!!

Self determination..!!!!

War Dog said...

NO matter what you think about Rush..

You must admire his longevity...

This Lionel seems to have been around a while himself...

To last that long you must do something right..

Time will tell...

Total Kaos Inc said...

Red Cross: Iraq Is 'Ever-Worsening'


GENEVA - The situation for civilians in Iraq is "ever-worsening," even though security in some places has improved as a result of stepped-up efforts by U.S.-led multinational forces, the international Red Cross said Wednesday.
ttp://my.earthlink.net/article/int?guid=20070411/461c5d40_3ca6_1552620070411-532905317

toniD said...

Don Imus's advertisers flee.

P&G, Staples are a few.

This per CNN.

Total Kaos Inc said...

MAUREEN DOWD: Daddies in a Panic, and Mommy, Too
Washington

The mind reels at the mind.

The Times’s science section devoted itself yesterday to the topic of Desire, the myriad ways in which the human mind causes the body to get turned on.

It now seems that instead of desire leading to arousal, as researchers once believed, arousal may lead to desire.

The brain, as D. H. Lawrence once wrote, is a most important sexual organ, and men and women have extremely varied responses to sexual stimuli.

As Natalie Angier, The Times’s biology expert, noted, research has shown that women differed from men “in the importance they accorded a man’s physical appearance, with many expressing a comparatively greater likelihood of being aroused by evidence of talent or intelligence — say, while watching a man deliver a great speech.”

This could explain why many Republican women are so frustrated. They have been deprived of the bristly excitement of hearing their men on the stump delivering great speeches for quite some time now.

The Daddy Party, sick with desire for a daddy, is like a lost child. John McCain, handcuffed to the Surge, announced yesterday he has the support of Henry Kissinger. Why not just drink poison? As the Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi slyly said, “Leave it to Mitt Romney to shoot himself in the foot with a gun he doesn’t own.”

Rudy Giuliani, already haunted by the specters of Bernard Kerik’s corruption and Judy Nathan’s conjugal confusion, yesterday made things worse. He did the same thing John McCain did in South Carolina in 2000, a sickening pander the Arizona senator told “60 Minutes” Sunday that he did “for all the wrong reasons.” As Marc Santora reports from Montgomery, Rudy said he would leave the decision about whether to fly the Confederate flag over the Alabama State Capitol to the people of Alabama.

Even cable news showed little interest in President Bush’s big speech on Iraq yesterday, as he continued to excoriate Democrats for hurting the troops by trying to get an exit strategy, a day after Moktada al-Sadr’s spokesman denounced the Liberator as “the father of evil, Bush” while Sadr thugs burned and shredded American flags and shouted, “Leave, leave occupier.”

Four years ago, the conservative commentator Kate O’Beirne thrilled at the sight of President Bush strutting in his flight suit and mocked Bill Clinton’s doughy thighs, noting, “Women don’t want a guy to feel their pain, they want a guy to clean the gutters.” But on “Meet the Press” Sunday, she sorrowfully admitted that Republicans had lost their national security swagger because of Iraq, and now have “a real brand name problem” and “a competency problem.”

“It used to be people thought they might not much like big government, but they can run it,” she said of her party’s leaders. “Now they seem to like it fine, but not be able to run it at all.” A point underscored by this week’s Time cover: “Why Our Army Is at the Breaking Point.”

As Adam Nagourney and John Broder report in today’s Times, Republican leaders are despondent and jittery as they watch their major candidates strain in sycophantic ways to prove their ideological credentials even as they see W.’s administration and war turning into an ever-tighter noose. Watching the Democrats’ fund-raising advantage with alarm and astonishment, they concede it will be tough to hold the White House.

Mr. Nagourney and Mr. Broder quote Mickey Edwards, a former Republican congressman from Oklahoma who now lectures at Princeton, saying that the party does not have any candidates who are compelling. “I just don’t know,” he adds, “how they can run hard enough or fast enough to escape the gravitational pull of the Bush administration.”

Except for Larry Birkhead, all the “Who’s your daddy?” brio this week belongs to Senator Barack Obama, who told David Letterman he would not be Hillary’s second on a ticket, and who remarkably managed to beat her on primary fund-raising with a more democratic and recyclable pool of donors.

That feat of strength led to the hilarious spectacle of Terry McAuliffe, who had been using the Bush-Cheney line of you’re-with-us-or-agin’-us to try to bully Democratic fat cats into giving solely to Hillary, telling ABC’s Jake Tapper: “Ultimately, forget the money. You’ve got to get the votes. And right now, Hillary wins in that category.”

Like the panic in the Daddy Party, the crazed sputtering in the once-dominant Mommy Camp is something to behold.

Hillary has been wielding Bill as a bludgeon on support and money. If you were ever behind him, you’d better fall into line behind her. But doesn’t that undermine her presentation of herself as a self-reliant feminist aiming to be the first Madame President? If you can only win by leaning so heavily on your man for your muscle, isn’t that a benign form of paternalism?

toniD said...

73% think Bush's plan for Iraq
has made situation worse
An overwhelming majority of Americans, 73 percent, said Bush's plan for Iraq has made the situation there worse or has had no effect on the country's stability.

LINK

WaitingForCicero said...

Fuck, you really are that stupid.

First, if we cut our defense spending to actual DEFENSE posture levels, we alone could feed the world.

Second, I don't want to give them "jobs", or wealth, or Wal Mart or whatever other corporate crap you're thinking, I want to provide them with things like water rights, clean air, sustainable food sources, fair trading policies, self governance, etc.

You must view employers as some sort of benevolent plantation-type owner, right?

God, you're a creepy fucker.

War Dog said...

Iran dismisses doubts about nuclear statement


By Edmund Blair

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior Iranian official dismissed on Wednesday doubts about whether Iran had achieved industrial-scale nuclear fuel production and said scepticism about its programme had proved incorrect in the past.

"Maybe they thought we needed more time to reach the industrial stage but due to the efforts of our specialists we have already reached that stage," the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Mohammad Saeedi, said in comments carried by the Iranian state broadcaster's Web site.

Iran declared on Monday it had begun industrial enrichment of uranium, a process the West fears Iran is mastering so that it can make atomic bombs. It also said it had injected uranium gas feedstock into a batch of 3,000 centrifuges it is building.

The announcement marked a shift from experimental enrichment work Iran had been conducting. Tehran insists its nuclear work is to make fuel for power plants not to build bombs.

Cat Chew said...

dog said...
You guys a tiny sub-set of American life..

toniD said...
73% think Bush's plan for Iraq
has made situation worse
An overwhelming majority of Americans, 73 percent,
said Bush's plan for Iraq has made the situation there worse or has had no effect on the country's stability.

War Dog said...

Second, I don't want to give them "jobs", or wealth, or Wal Mart or whatever other corporate crap you're thinking, I want to provide them with things like water rights, clean air, sustainable food sources, fair trading policies, self governance, etc.

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Good Luck with all of that..!!!

If I were you ...

I would try to get a job for yourself..

Where you be when you are 50..???

Think about it... I did..!!!

Anonymous said...

hey does anyone here listen to the stream on a mac? I downloaded both the windows media player and the thing that's supposed to let you play media player stuff on quicktime, and neither one has allowed me to get to the airamerica stream (it still takes me to the site to download the stuff.) they're both completely installed on my computer...

War Dog said...

An overwhelming majority of Americans, 73 percent,
said Bush's plan for Iraq has made the situation there worse or has had no effect on the country's stability.

April 11, 2007 8:59 AM


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Don't confuse the Battle of Iraq with Support for Wild-Eyed Liberal groups...

If you want to measure support for your Sub-set...

Check out the AAR Balance Sheet...

Then Welcome Lionel to NEW AAR..!!!

Cat Chew said...

I don't have a mac, but maybe this MP3 stream will work:

http://aarlive.voxcdn.com/live.m3u

War Dog said...

Now I like Sam as much as the next guy...

And I didn't even mind listening to Janeane's Crazy Talk...

But I would NEVER advertise my business on AAR..!!!

My God, how could I explain THAT to my customers..!!!????

WaitingForCicero said...

Brother, I work my ass off, at a job I love. I make enough to live as well as I'd like, and to help take care of my mother. When I am 50, if I am anything like you, I hope I have the stones to do myself in.

Anonymous said...

thanks, catchew. I love my macbook to death but sometimes, having always been a pc girl, learning new stuff can be a real pain.
tiffany

georgia said...

toniD said...
73% think Bush's plan for Iraq
has made situation worse


That's why it's so important to have a select group of ambassadors in Belgium:

Sam Fox - recess appointment
C. Boyden Gray (EU)- recess appointment (former White House Counsel to Poppy Bush)
Victoria Nuland (NATO) - wife of Robert Kagan (PNAC co-founder)

War Dog said...

I would think there would be no chance of your being like me..

Unless you get yourself straightened out in a hurry..

When you are 50 you will still be whining..

I have been married for 30 years..

Raised a son who is doing very well..

Ran a business...

And am now semi-retired..

We plan to go on the road for the next 10 years...

A 10 year vacation...

Life is good...

It's all about Outcomes...

And Self-determination..!!!

Not feeling sorry for yourself all the time..!!!

toniD said...

My God, how could I explain THAT to my customers..!!!????

April 11, 2007 9:06 AM

Because your customers are all red neck wingers! Heh!

Charlie said...

I stream on a Mac. I use this link. Good luck!

http://38.119.130.69/ramgen/broadcast/wwrl1600.rm?embed

punditfight said...

WarDog, i like Rush Limbaugh. I consider his presentation style similar to Dr Phil's.

Anonymous said...

so...where's the sammy cam link?

toniD said...

Can't hear you on the Sammy Cam.

Cat Chew said...

???
When I first clicked on the link for SammyCam at AAR, I got a page with this on it:

瑲灳⼺爯⵸癬㍬眭㉡⸲扲⹮潣⽭慦浲⨯愯物浡愯物浡猯捥牵⽥楬敶瀯敲業浵爮㽭扲歮祥㈽〰〷ㄴㄱㄳ㤵搸搲㔹㐷㔴㈳扥㙤㈷戱昵㕦昸愰づ੣猼牣灩⁴慬杮慵敧∽整瑸樯癡獡牣灩≴氠湡畧条㵥䨢癡獡牣灩≴眾湩潤⹷汣獯⡥㬩⼼捳楲瑰

georgia said...

sammy cam works indeed

Anonymous said...

I published these songs as a farewell gift to sammy

http://www.myspace.com/thejingoswithcaptainmarblehead

Anonymous said...

I cant find the sammy cam link. Can anyone help?

toniD said...

They didn't show Nikki's interview in my area?

Cat Chew said...

SammyCam:
http://www.airamerica.com/premium/clip.php?id=2848

Anonymous said...

sigh, still not coming up. i downloaded it, but quicktime won't play it. now i'm pissed

Anonymous said...

Got it! Thanks y'all

Anonymous said...

Sam,
I doubt by the time your sunday show is ready to air there will even be an Air America anymore. Not that I care I'm either watching or playing sports on sunday afternoons. But you are sailing on the Titanic and Lionel is the iceberg. Time to man the lifeboat! Nova M!!!

Anonymous said...

i don't...sigh...stupid quicktime, stupid media player...
tiff

texan4real said...

Intelligent generals don't won't to take responsibility for bush's broken military. . . go figure!

War Dog said...

A War Dog Czar..!!!

They should pick me..!!!!!

A natural..!!!

georgia said...

sounds like Bush needs a new mission -

Operation
Identify a
Leader

Chris said...

You got to play that link in RealPlayer. QuickTime can't work with it.

As folks have posted -- yesterday's Sammy Cam link (see yesterday's show post) still works today.

passiveconsumer said...

hey sneezers and toni.
nurse to see you.

georgia said...

Bush won't sign any legislation that would effectively end the war.

He's determined to accomplish one thing - NOTHING

Cat Chew said...

Ja! :) G'morning!

georgia said...

Bush want's a place in history, and there's no room for mediocre presidents. If he's going down in history, he's going down in flames.

toniD said...

Despite the fact that Sens. John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton are not taking part in the Fox News presidential debate cosponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus, the CBC released a statement last night “announcing that it stands by its plan.” The statement said the CBC “will determine the format and select the panelists for the debates.”

LINK

passiveconsumer said...

he's going down on history at this point. hoping it won't talk.

mornin!

georgia said...

I'm guessing it'll be General Hayden? His rep can't get any worse.

toniD said...

Morning Ja!!!

New stuff on my blog.

Blog Link

toniD said...

National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell has circulated a draft bill that would expand the government’s surveillance powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, liberalizing how that law can be used. “The court-approved surveillance could include planting listening devices and hidden cameras, searching luggage and breaking into homes to make copies of computer hard drives.”

LINK

slothrop said...

I use a Mac too - don't bother linking to the stream with the browser. I open Realplayer, click Radio, Find Stations. AAR is one of the first under "Talk."

toniD said...

“Recent graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point are choosing to leave active duty at the highest rate in more than three decades, a sign to many military specialists that repeated tours in Iraq are prematurely driving out some of the Army’s top young officers.”

LINK

Sunshine said...

Morning gang!

passiveconsumer said...

Sams using Toni's Blog!!!!

toniD said...

Yesterday, the Bush administration agreed to allow North Koreans suspected of money laundering and counterfeiting U.S. dollars to get their money back as part of a deal to “ensure that North Korea shuts down its nuclear reactor by the end of the week.” Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton blasted the administration’s decision, saying the retreat is “an image of surrender that is going to be hard to erase.”

Read this war dog!!!

georgia said...

I bet Phil Cooney is pissed!

zeek said...

http://winmedia.voxcdn.net/aar

I have had good luck playing this MP3 stream with iTunes.

toniD said...

And finally: Rush Limbaugh is giving away eight, 80-gig video iPods to people who sign up for his e-mail newsletter. Now, “Phillip Torrone of Make magazine and Adafruit Laser Services, a laser-etching etching service for iPods and MacBooks, has kindly offered to etch OxyContin pills for free onto any Rush Limbaugh iPod.” Torrone stated, “I’ll etch pills all over it for free with my laser. We can then auction it off and give the $ to a group Rush [haters]

Someone IM this to Sam.

stillrockin said...

I'm streaming on a Mac--I just clicked the link on the blog and am watching/listening to the Sammy Cam in RealPlayer.

toniD said...

A new Bloomberg/LA Times poll finds that six in 10 “Americans expect a recession within a year and disapprove of President George W. Bush’s handling of the economy even though the unemployment rate is at a five-year low.”

LINK

k.barrick said...

LOL, it's like they wished Iraq actually had been.

Hiding damning material from "inspectors" and devicing elaborate systems just to feel safe doing their dirty work.

Henry Waxman is on Sam's Sunday Shove?

Anonymous said...

cat chew
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whats all that babble?

Elderta said...

is sam reading from a chat room on the webcam?

georgia said...

$7 million to british banker, through china?

link

zeek said...

I hope all of Franken's pocket lint is not cleared today. Don't we get one last Conason?

War Dog said...

Rush Limbaugh is giving away eight, 80-gig video iPods to people who sign up for his e-mail newsletter.

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I wish it were true...

I would love to have free ipod..

But I don't think so...

Anonymous said...

What is Sam reading from ... this is hell listening to a one-way convesation

toniD said...

Ailing senator still raises money
AP - Tue Apr 10, 6:10 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Sen. Tim Johnson's campaign raised more than $660,000 in the first three months of the year, all while the senator has been recovering from a brain hemorrhage.

LINK

Cat Chew said...

"whats all that babble?"

When I first clicked on the link for SammyCam, I got a window with that on it. The second time I clicked, I got the stream link. I have no idea where that came from.

Dave Wakeman's Blog said...

Oh boy! I am so excited, Sam is getting replaced by some douche bag called Lionel. Might as well replace Thom with Ed Schultz and Randi with some kind of drive time news loop! That would make my blue heart bleed even bluer!

bob said...

what...~ are starting abook or somthing...
Keep their feet "in the fire"

Anonymous said...

I'm not getting a damn thing done
this week from 8 to 11 because I
don't want to miss a minute of
Sammy. Thanks Sammy-you've made
me smarter & more proactive. I
will be waiting for your Sunday
to begin & writing AAR ALOT!
Thanks again. Deb

Deposablethumbs said...

Sam,
I will miss your humor so much! I am concerned about your financial future. After seeing you on the sammycam, I think you have a wonderful future as a male stripper.

toniD said...

There was something on MSNBC about Fred Thompson having a desease, a form of cancer. I didn't catch it all and am looking for more info.

Anonymous said...

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D62E5593-CDF6-493A-83DE-3408829820A9.htm

judge cooke threw out Padilla's motion.

tiffany

Anonymous said...

Cat chew
who is Ton ho young? I got a message like that said that there are tomahawk missels being sent to North Cameroon. and that the switches were from Lithuania and that a Japanese fishing boat was smuggling clams to tokyo along with nuke material.
but you have to read chinese. or be insane to belive this stuff.
it also talked about the british and boat formations and Russias involvment

toniD said...

Fred Thompson has lymphoma
by Joe Sudbay (DC) · 4/11/2007 09:58:00 AM ET

CNN is reporting that former Senator, current actor and potential GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson has lymphoma. It's a "treatable form" of that cancer.

LINK

k.barrick said...

Thompson has lymphoma but is still considering running for President.

Elizabeth Edwards sure made cancer popular.

My aunt spent 15 minutes running down all the people she knows who have cancer. "Cancer Corner."

bob said...

Bring Katherin Harris on the show..
Very VERY Important.
We have to represent balance.
no matter how fraudulent and slanderous it is.

Keep up the HEAT!
SLAMMIN!

toniD said...

The GOP has become a cowering, withered party thanks to their beloved W.
by Joe Sudbay (DC) · 4/11/2007 08:22:00 AM ET

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. For the past seven years, we've been subjected to the media buying Karl Rove's theory of GOP dominance. It wasn't so long ago that the Bush swagger awed the GOP and the media. Those days are so over -- according to Republicans themselves -- they are freaking out.

The NY Times reports on the precipitous demise of the GOP. What a bunch of pathetic, whiny losers they've become. That didn't take long:
Republican leaders across the country say they are growing increasingly anxious about their party’s chances of holding the White House, citing public dissatisfaction with President Bush, the political fallout from the war in Iraq and the problems their leading presidential candidates are having generating enthusiasm among conservative voters.

In interviews on Tuesday, the Republicans said they were concerned about signs of despondency among party members and fund-raisers, reflected in polls and the Democratic fund-raising advantage in the first quarter of the year. Many party leaders expressed worry that the party’s presidential candidates faced a tough course without some fundamental shift in the political dynamic.
Bush is destroying the Republican party even faster than he is destroying America.

The Republicans let Bush reign without any challenge or any oversight. Payback's a bitch.

LINK

toniD said...

More pet food recalls, CFO sells stock
by Chris in Paris · 4/11/2007 03:19:00 AM ET

So now it looks like we could be moving from a FDA scandal to an SEC investigation scandal. Insider trading is generally not very well received by the SEC.

The latest update -- the first to involve its Ontario plant -- comes amid news that the chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund sold nearly half his units in the pet food maker less than three weeks before it announced its massive product recall, according to insider trading reports.

Let's hope the SEC is more serious about their work than the FDA, who seem uninterested in protecting consumers and more occupied with providing shelter to big business.

LINK

Anonymous said...

cat chew
weird chinese chatter huh? Why wouuld any one send tomahawk missles to north camaroon there aint nothing there but a mountain and nigeria and chad on either side.
Strange blah blah blah

Sunshine said...

*

i'm going to start a blog for reformed republicans.

Deposablethumbs said...

You can open a new restaurant called the 'Sam Seaterie'

k.barrick said...

"Sam Seder Show Shoved to Sundays"

Anonymous said...

I use a mac to stream. I seem to do better using the Real Player. I am using it to watch Sammy Cam right now.

toniD said...

White House Unable To Find A ‘War Czar’ To Own Bush’s Iraq Failures
The White House has been quietly attempting to appoint a “high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies.” It hasn’t publicly disclosed the position, which was today reported by the Washington Post, because it hoped to “find someone President Bush can anoint and announce for the post all at once.”

But so far, the White House hasn’t found anyone willing to take the job. At least three retired four-star generals have turned down the White House’s offer, including a key administration ally and escalation proponent:

Retired Army Gen. Jack Keane: Keane is an “influential member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board” who met with President Bush in December and convinced him to send more troops to Iraq. He was a strong opponent of the Iraq Study Group’s recommendations, giving the report an “F” grade and saying, “It’s a cover story to accept defeat.”

Retired Marine Gen. John J. “Jack” Sheehan: Sheehan rejected the offer because he “believes that Vice President Cheney and his hawkish allies remain more powerful within the administration than pragmatists looking for a way out of Iraq.” He stated, “There’s the residue of the Cheney view — ‘We’re going to win, al-Qaeda’s there’ — that justifies anything we did. And then there’s the pragmatist view — how the hell do we get out of Dodge and survive? Unfortunately, the people with the former view are still in the positions of most influence.”

Retired Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston also rejected the position, but refused to comment to the Washington Post.

A war czar can’t fix the Bush administration’s mess in Iraq. As Carlos Pascual, former State Department coordinator of Iraq reconstruction noted, “An individual can’t fix a failed policy. So the key thing is to figure out where the policy is wrong.”

(Kevin Drum has more.)

LINK

Anonymous said...

AAR can't trademark the Sam Seder Show as their own, whereis they can a show called Sunday with Seder

Deposablethumbs said...

'success' also comes before 'syphillis' in the dictionary

georgia said...

tonid, the North Korea thing really smells of more of Bush's mining industry ties

toniD said...

One os Sam's favorites...Ngorney!

GOP Leaders Worried Bush Dissatisfaction, War, Lackluster Candidates Will Prevent '08 Win
NY Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY, JOHN M. BRODER | April 11, 2007 08:43 AM

Republican leaders across the country say they are growing increasingly anxious about their party's chances of holding the White House, citing public dissatisfaction with President Bush, the political fallout from the war in Iraq and the problems their leading presidential candidates are having generating enthusiasm among conservative voters.

In interviews on Tuesday, the Republicans said they were concerned about signs of despondency among party members and fund-raisers, reflected in polls and the Democratic fund-raising advantage in the first quarter of the year. Many party leaders expressed worry that the party's presidential candidates faced a tough course without some fundamental shift in the political dynamic.

LINK

Cat Chew said...

Good on you, WfC!

WaitingForCicero said...

: )

Glad he let me do that.

Josh said...

Sam,

I'm so pissed about you being "moved". Unfortunately, you were the only reason I was keeping my subscription to XM, so I'll be cancelling my subscription on monday. (I just don't listen much on the weekends... and if you're going to the time slot as mentioned, that means that another show I like... Ring of Fire... is being moved as well.) I'm convinced that these idiots running AAR are out to destroy it... and they're doing a great job. Hope to see you over at Sirius or elsewhere SOON! Peace, my brother!

k.barrick said...

Wow. I hadn't heard about the lesbian comment from Lionel... about Rachel. Wow.

WaitingForCicero said...

LMFAO

ANyone record that?

totally said...

Stephanie is out now!

Elderta said...

haha... tell us how you really feel, sam...

Anonymous said...

Sam,

You said earlier that the military should not be politicized. When the troops get nothing but Rush Limpbowel, and no other point of view, isn't that politicizing the military?

Deposablethumbs said...

This Lionel sounds like a real 'charmer'....the 'limbaugh of the left'

Cat Chew said...

Mark Green also thinks Limbaugh is extremely talented. Maybe he can snap up Imus, too.

WfC, I might have that. Give me a minute or three.

toniD said...

You sounded great WFC!!!

Is a radio career waiting for you?

Anonymous said...

wait... who is this Lionel guy who is replacing Sam?
Is he like Imus or something?

Now that the conservative owner of the station in the Salinas/Santa Cruz areas dumped the station, it takes so much effort to listen on the computer that I could easily just go back to NPR and Pacifica and music.

Anonymous said...

Hiya,
What is this "NovaM" or whatever that is? I'm not too hip with this stuff but I heard that maybe Sam could go over there. Is it satellite radio? Internet radio? I'd appreciate any info.
Thanks,
Doris

Sunshine said...

sounded good WFC!

well done!

Anonymous said...

Sam talk about L, we won't repeat it

Anonymous said...

My prediction, is Sam, in two months will want nothing to do with AAR.


There's a bad moon rising.

It's all about the Green.

Anonymous said...

Oops, the outing of Stephanie Miller!

christine said...

Where is there a link about Lionel, or was this just word of mouth? I would like to forward this to a blog I read... except it is scanned by news.google so that would actually make it come up in searches, so maybe I shouldn't.

me said...

Dont worry sam,we wont tell anyone

WaitingForCicero said...

I was scared shitless, toni.

Was talkin' too fast, but didn't know when he'd cut me

Anonymous said...

I would much rather have Sam stay around, but give Lionel a chance before you bail on Air America in the AM.

He started in my market and is not an infotainer like Limpbaugh at all. He may have some views that stray from the straight ideology of the left, but he defends his positions well.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Air America is coming down with a terminal case of Gang-Green.
Bob Milgrom

toniD said...

Sam's been asking you to callthe show. You did great and did not sound nervous at all.

k.barrick said...

Lionel's site

It's got links to his WOR site with podcasts, etc. Not exactly a technologically adept host.

Oh, I had a dream that I asked John Edwards for a hug and he said no.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sam for your contribution to our great Democracy.

You are a true patriot.

We will be listening on Sunday.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

Somebody has to make the sacrifice and listen to Lionel, so that the first time he says something completely racist or sexist we can storm the Greens and get him fired.

Elderta said...

Doris, it's internet radio. you can stream it online or buy a podcast subscription. search for 'nova-m.' it'll come up...

Deposablethumbs said...

I don't trust any man who only uses one name like 'Cher'

Josh said...

Just what AAR (the supposed "left" view) needs... someone whose views stray from the left.!?

This is the beginning of the end of AAR.

WaitingForCicero said...

I No link Christine, word of mouth from blogger edna ellen poe, who said she listened to it.

I do know that he argues strongly against the ACLU, admires Rush, and dislikes being called liberal or progressive.

He enjoys arguing for arguing's sake, without taking any real position. Self identifies as libertarian.

mr gilbert said...

is the sammycam down? mine is.

stewartj3 said...

Last summer I tried to listen to Lionel on the local Cincinnati affiliate (which is no longer an Air America affiliate) on my way home from evening classes.

He SUCKS!!! He is unlistenable. Whoever made the decision to supplant Mr. Seder with Lionel has their head up their ass!

Anonymous said...

wow, that was nervous, Cicero? You sounded great.

WaitingForCicero said...

That was scripted. I wrote down my thoughts so that I wouldn't be a stuttering mess.

That was extremely nervous.

Anonymous said...

I will not give Lionel a chance. I support my favorite AAR shows, But AAR itself has lost it's soul and deservers no support.

WaitingForCicero said...

Sammy cam dropped for about 30 seconds earlier, working again for me.

Deposablethumbs said...

My 'sammycam' is working fine. Sam looks so adorable when he's listening intently.

Anonymous said...

I have learned a big lesson from all of this...

never become emotinally attached to a radio show.

It is stupid

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Let Sam know if you'd listen in over the internt when AAR no longer controls his show. Let him know he has an audience if he wants it!

Sam,

You don't need airwaves to have a "radio" show. Use the internet through the blog, podcasts, streaming audio and video to continue your show.

Use your connections with the major liberal blogs to distribute the new show, keep your connections for your interviews. If you wanted to do it, you could make it work.

I'm watching the Sammy Cam for the first time...I'm even more sure now that you can do a show from your home as long as you could get a good soundboard off ebay! Buy a Mac and get a podcast up. Charge 10 cents a pop, get a link on Kos, Liberal Oasis, C&L, MyDD, Washington Note...

You're audience is already there, and can be done with little capital as you get off the ground. If you announce it now, you have your audience.

Ashton

WaitingForCicero said...

I will probably listen to Lionel for a couple of weeks, same as I did for Ed Schultz.

Imagine it will probably work out about the same as that did.

I hate Big Ed

Anonymous said...

In fact, just don't care about ANYTHING

ever

-conbo

mr gilbert said...

dah! my sammycam is still down. urgh...

Deposablethumbs said...

I think they should bring Janeanne back to cohost with Lionel. She would tear him to shreds (I love and miss Janeanne!)

WaitingForCicero said...

Morning, #!

---

You don't need airwaves to have a "radio" show. Use the internet through the blog, podcasts, streaming audio and video to continue your show.

---

Exactly. It's the next logical step for the multimedia Sam Seder juggernaut.

Cat Chew said...

WfC, I hope that comcast addy is good. I emailed you a sound clip. If you don't mind, I'd like to post it to the MRR Pics group.

WaitingForCicero said...

I'd be flattered, Mme. Chew. And yeah, the addy works.

Anonymous said...

I am on a windowsill with my lap top and I swear I will jump if ARR doesn't keep Sam on the air m-f

-conbo

Elderta said...

What Ashton and Conbo said... agree with both!

mr gilbert said...

finally, it works again!

Anonymous said...

Elderta,
Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
Doris

Anonymous said...

You think I am kidding?

I'll do it!

I'll do it!

-conbo

texan4real said...

I have learned a big lesson from all of this...

never become emotinally attached to a radio show.

It is stupid

-conbo
*****************

You are not stupid. . . You are addicted to the truth. Try listening to NOVA M Radio. It will never be exactly the same as Sammy but then again, it will be better than the loser AAR is bring in as a Sammy fill in.

Anonymous said...

it is at least five feet

i could land on my ankle wrong sprain it


-conbo

WaitingForCicero said...

Reminded me of Blazing Saddles, #.

Here

Anonymous said...

Don't jump. This is a vacation. Sam will be back. That L guy will be a disaster. Crossing my fingers.

Deposablethumbs said...

What blog is sam reading?

Anonymous said...

is the cam working, i can't get it

Sunshine said...

Sam addiction centers opening in a city near you!

(of course the therapies are fairly extreme)

renoray said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-clemons/major-cuba-film-by-nicole_b_45203.html

Sam gets a plug at huffington post.

Anonymous said...

Deposablethumbs said...
What blog is sam reading?

April 11, 2007 10:52 AM


he is talking to his private blog in his head

shhhhh

it keeps him happy

-conbo

Melina said...

WHY???
When Imus is suspended for his comments, is Lionel getting a big fat promotion after calling Rachel THAT? Isnt it rude as hell and actually some sort of hate speech?
Mark Green, Advocate, hired this guy?
Well, I reported it to GLADD...
Maybe some of the gay alliances should look at this...
I dont like hate speech on AAR...if thats where we're going then Im gone....
https://www.glaad.org/action/report.php

WaitingForCicero said...

Sam's friends are in his head and his computer, #.

Lucky bastard.

stewartj3 said...

When Mr. Seder is put in the corner of Sunday, Air America loses me as a listener.

Good luck to the new owners turning a profit with Lionel!

I know Mr. Mark Green from my time living in NYC. From what I know he did good work as the Consumer Advocate. However, he couldn't win an election if he ran unopposed! He is bringing the same electoral proficiency to Air America's ownership.

Deposablethumbs said...

Deposablethumbs said...
What blog is sam reading?

April 11, 2007 10:52 AM


he is talking to his private blog in his head

shhhhh

it keeps him happy

-conbo


haha.....I didn't think his internal blog would be so linear...:)

Elderta said...

sammy went down here... dammit!

renoray said...

I've already given Lionel a chance, because he airs on our radio here. He aired on our AAR instead of Majority Report. I will continue to listen to him if I am trapped in a car with only standard radio, but there is no chance I will ever be late for work so I can watch his webcam, no chance I will go to a blog because of him, no chance I will go to the AAR website because of him, and no chance I will be buying things from the AAR store like I used to.

Anonymous said...

hey WFC!


Did you like my blog drama?


-conbo

Melina said...

cam is fine here....I have to run out to Dr, tho...damn it...

Anonymous said...

What did Sam say about Lionel (lie-n -el?) and his 90 stations?

Sunshine said...

sammy cam down here too.

SNAFU

Elderta said...

back up... whew!

Anonymous said...

Yep,the Sammy Cam is Screwed up.Not working!!

JPK said...

Do the show online - do audio and video custom pieces for Josh Marshal and John Amato etc - oh and get Imus on your sunday show to drive the ratings ... thats what its gonna come to - you got to get out of there

toniD said...

Russia threatening new cold war over missile defence


Kremlin accuses US of deception on east European interceptor bases

Luke Harding in Moscow
Wednesday April 11, 2007

Russia is preparing its own military response to the US's controversial plans to build a new missile defence system in eastern Europe, according to Kremlin officials, in a move likely to increase fears of a cold war-style arms race.
The Kremlin is considering active counter-measures in response to Washington's decision to base interceptor missiles and radar installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move Russia says will change "the world's strategic stability".

The Kremlin has not publicly spelt out its plans. But defence experts said its response is likely to include upgrading its nuclear missile arsenal so that it is harder to shoot down, putting more missiles on mobile launchers, and moving its fleet of nuclear submarines to the north pole, where they are virtually undetectable.
Russia could also bring the new US silos within the range of its Iskander missiles launched potentially from the nearby Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, they add.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Kremlin's chief spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Moscow felt betrayed by the Pentagon's move. "We were extremely concerned and disappointed. We were never informed in advance about these plans. It brings tremendous change to the strategic balance in Europe, and to the world's strategic stability."

LINK

bob said...

Where's Katherine "Harry-Ass"

Sunshine said...

sam is reading his IM's

samsedershow on AOL i believe

WaitingForCicero said...

Loved it, #.

Made me smile.

Melina said...

they are double counting his weekend show as part of that 90 so it is far less than 90...I wonder if we can get a real count?
AND, of course, his audience is at Night...so, how many of them are available in the day and how rabid are they?

Terry said...

My cam is working too. What Sam just said about AAR just going in a different direction is even more concerning than if they were just trying to get someone who could bring them more stations.

Melina said...

Ni wiggle here...working fine...perfect...

Anonymous said...

My cam is working.

Melina said...

'cept it says Ni....

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings Blogafellows:

THINGS TO DO LIST

(1) Boycott Lionel

(2) Kick War Dog's ass off the blog.

Ken Wells said...

My newest email to management.

I think it is interesting that there are no comments allowed on Mr. Green's statement to all of us yesterday.

Maybe you don't realize the amount of energy and loyalty Sam has showed this station over the years. Many times Air America was 'Sam Seder all the time' radio. He was always there for this concept of what Air America once was. Stabbing a loyal person in the back is always upsetting and it's always wrong.

Sam is not the only one being screwed we the loyal listeners are also being treated horribly. Many of us have been there from the beginning; some have gone so far as to support this station financially. None of us are being considered in this decision. As if all our years of loyalty don't matter.

We have watched the origanal daily hosts all slowly disappear. We were all very excited to hear all these voices say, over the air, things we have expressed ourselves or held deeply within our hearts. We all shared in our own way the ups and downs not only of the station but also of each individual personality we have all come to know.We have watched the inexperienced grow in both talent and knowledge.

We feel betrayed.

We watched Mark and Mike forced out. Chuck banished to a weekend end spot and Mark suffering a similar fate by being given only one hour in the wee morning hours; both being forced to the back of the bus. We're now left with only three, Mark, Randi and Racheal who we are all very worried about after your recent callous actions. This has also left us concerned about the weekend people Chuck, Mike and Bobby and Laura.

There's a lot more going on here than just a simple concern over listening to some show we may have grown accustomed to listening to. A lot more. You have failed to recognize that. We all welcomed you here and now we're feeling sorry, let down and deeply disappointed.

Deposablethumbs said...

Thanks, sunhine!:)

Anonymous said...

Fireside Chat with Sam Seder

Sunshine said...

What did Sam say about Lionel (lie-n -el?) and his 90 stations?""

that his stations are split between his daily and weekend shows

toniD said...

Keep it the Sam Seder Show for continuity. If he goes to a different station he will be identified right away.

Seal Pool said...

Sunday show title:

A dipshit took my weekly gig and all I got was this lousy weekend spot.

Elderta said...

thanks sunshine... can't im here. :(

Anonymous said...

:)


have agood day!

=conbo

bob said...

Notes for Tomorrow:
Check brand new movie unreleased:
trailer meditateanddestroy.com

coool new doc

Anonymous said...

all we can hope is that this loinel guy is better than Springer. Those were dark days. I published these songs as a farewell gift to sammy

http://www.myspace.com/thejingoswithcaptainmarblehead

come on sammy play them on the air!! I want to be famous like you someday!!!

Melina said...

well, whatever...what Sam said that was important is that this is a change in direction for the entire network...they want the whole thing to be different...which I take to mean, less substance, less hard information, more NY-centric....

Compare Imus to Lionel's gay slur against Rachel!!!
Come on Sam...go out with guns blazing!

Anonymous said...

Sammy,

You look thinner. You workin out man?

How was the audition?

B-rad

Anonymous said...

Sam, this is complete bullshit - you deserve your own daily show. Nova M is coming to XM in May, perhaps Sammy too?

WaitingForCicero said...

You too, #.

Many blessings!

Melina said...

its on huffpo front page

Sunshine said...

glad to help

this is a "Full Service Blog'

(Shoes and Shirts Required)

Melina said...

Majority report had a songlist on wiki too...didnt it? I remember printing it out.

Anonymous said...

Listen, Sam's show on Sunday is going to make L's ratings look like shit. Sam do a "round table" (in person) with the bloggers and a chosen reporter to show them how reporting is done. Every month you get devote a show to the "lamest reporters of the week".

bob said...

help me in your new found
"FREE" time during the week.

bobxl.com

Melina said...

anyone know sam's IM name? and is it on googletalk?

Anonymous said...

That guy did a gay slur against Rachel? Oh hell No!

Nancy said...

Sammy

When we lost our local affiliate our fan group ( dallas aar ) started a newsletter – we now have 1300 weekly subscribers – THAT’S IN DALLAS TEXAS!!!!

Our archives are here (http://www.dallasairamerica.org/ click archives under signup box ) –take a look , let us know if we can help you guys in any way …

We love ya Sammy – we’ll see you on Sunday!

Nancy
Dallas Air America
http://www.dallasairamerica.org/

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