Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Blog | Danny Goldberg: Right Wing Media Gets Desperate | The Huffington Post

The Blog | Danny Goldberg: Right Wing Media Gets Desperate | The Huffington Post: "A recent piece in the New York Post by John Mainelli states that �Air America is in...bad financial shape.� On September 20th Bill O�Reilly on Fox News which, like the New York Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch�s News Corporation said that Air America �could be on its last legs.�
This is untrue.
Air America is in strong financial shape. Last week we started broadcasting from our new multi-million dollar studios. "

Danny Goldberg responds to the rightwing propagandists about Air America.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

E-Mail Senator Murray - U.S. Senator Patty Murray - Washington State

My letter to Senator Murray:

Senator Murray,

It seems almost like old times to address Senator Murray, as the first Senator Murray I knew of was Senator James Murray from Montana and in 1952, as a 10 year old, I somehow got sucked into passing out handbills accusing him of being a "Red". Fortunately I grew up understanding the foolishness of that and becoming a strong Democrat and liberal. But now, as I approach retirement age, I see that we are again in a period like that Red-bating age, and I dispair that our democracy is on the verge of being lost.

As you may have figured out by now, this is a letter asking you to VOTE NO on John Roberts for the Supreme Court. As is obvious from the history that we do know of him, Roberts is much more conservative than we need on the SCOTUS at this time. And there are serious questions about the propriety of his ruling on issues involving the civil rights of prisoners at the time he was being considered for the Court by the Bush administration.

You have probably heard all the arguments so I won't belabor the point. But my opinion is that unless the Democrats stand firm and deliver a strong NO vote on Roberts, we will see continued submissions of conservatives by the Bush gang. Given their record of ignoring anything the Democrats do, there is nothing to be gained by cooperating with them.

Please Vote NO on Roberts.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Seattle Program Lineup Shuffling

According to the Seattle PI

KPTK-AM (1090) is shuffling its weekday lineup to emphasize West Coast hosts
beginning Monday. Stephanie Miller's Los Angeles-based show takes over the 6-9
a.m. slot currently held by "Morning Sedition," which moves to 3-5 a.m. Thom
Hartmann's show, originating in Portland, takes over the 9 a.m.-noon slot
currently held by Al Franken, who moves to 3-6 p.m. Ed Schultz stays at noon-3
p.m., while Randi Rhodes takes the 6-10 p.m. slot and Mike Malloy is heard 10
p.m.-1 a.m.

I guess it won't bother me too much since I have XM Radio, but at work I will have to listen to Thom in the morning, and download the podcast of Morning Secition.