Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2008 Election Coming Up

An interesting essay has been posted online entitled:

Criteria for Presidential Candidate Evaluation – 2008
Citizen Moral Obligations
Potential Errors, Dancing Squirrels, and Whale Bones

The author provides some criteria that can be used to  help make a decision among candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.  Although I tend to wonder along with Jon Stewart how there can be anyone left who has not made up their mind, I realize that many people have not yet done so, as is evidenced by the polls. So if you are one of the people who has not yet made up your mind, I urge you to read this essay.

Of course, it's unlikely that you would be reading this if you haven't made up your mind--this blog is not well read and updated only sporadically. I myself, for example, have been obsessing about the election for almost two years, long ago made up my mind what candidate to support, was elected a delegate for that candidate in the local Democratic caucus, and attended the district and county convention. I didn't get elected as a delegate to the State or National conventions because I didn't run.

But if you are reading this, please read the linked article above, think about the issues, make up your mind, and VOTE!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Republican Song without The

You may have noticed on Olbermann, or on some other blog, reference to the billboard in Florida that advertises The Republican Song, which is about how Americans shouldn't vote for a Democrat. By mistake tonight I typed in the wrong address, and here at www.republicansong.com got something entirely different.

Highly recommended.

There is a blog version at: Badtux the Snarky Penguin: How to piss off a songwriter

Friday, July 04, 2008

Video Links Added to Website

I've added a number of Progressive Video links to the AAL site.  Click on the last link on the first row of the in-site link bar. I've also added a status update to the old program links.

I'm hoping to do some more updating in the near future for the 2008 election season.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Randi will be on KTPK 1090

I should have read my email first! In Seattle Area and streaming. Web site is here.

Randi Rhodes moves to NovaM

For the past couple of weeks there has been lots of discussion on progressive radio and progressive radio blogs about the status of Randi Rhodes, who was suspended from Air America after a U-Tube video that showed her using language deemed inappropriate by some circulated on the internet. 

This morning it was announced on the Air America site that Randi had quit Air America.  An attempt to reach her web site was auto-forwarded back to Air America (thanks Sam).  I went to a linked archive site at White Rose and discovered an article on the complete status( wait for the popup), apparently cribbed partially from The Raw Story.  In the Raw Story article it was announced that Randi will be moving to NovaM.  She will be back on the air in her usual time slot on Monday, April 14.

At this point it's not clear how many stations will carry her, but she will be back on her old station WJMO in Florida, and the San Francisco station she was visiting at the time of her "offense" will be carrying here.  I would imagine that the Seattle Station will probably continue to carry her in the evening slot just ahead of Mike Malloy.

Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We are back - sort of

OK, you can now actually view this blog again at the blogspot site airamericalinks.blogspot.com. I will set an automatic forward from the web site.

Getting this blog to load at the web site has been an ordeal since the Blogger upgrade. I was able to get my other blogspot blogs to load OK, but for some reason this one just doesn't do it. So I decided to host it at blogspot for awhile until I figure out how to get it to go back to the website.

You'll notice a number of posts never before seen on the web--even through they were written months ago and posted.

In the period since this blog broke, there have been lot's of changes at Air America. They went into and cam out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  They declared Air America 2.0 and reworked their programming.  Al Franken retired and went into politics.  Mike Malloy (previously fired) has come back on the air on the NovaM network. Thom Hartman moved into Al Franken's midday slot on Air America and some local stations, but Ed Shultz snuck into that slot on XM Channel 167.  Sam Seder moved to a morning slot and then to a Sunday Show. Rachel Maddow emerged as a strong show in the late afternoon/early evening.  Lionel got the old Seder morning slot, and the Young Turks had the old early morning slot for a year or so, and then moved back to their own slot and through Brave New Films. Randi Rhodes dropped from four to three hours, and a host of other shows have come and gone--EcoTalk, Laura Flanders during the week, the Air Americans to name a few.

I missed all this on the blog and basically didn't do much with updating the web site.  I've been busy with some other blogs, keeping up with politics in general, retiring from my day job to spend more time running our small business, and with dealing with life in general.  They say that when you retire you are busier than ever, and that is certainly true in my case.

I'm hoping to spend some time rebuilding the front page of the web site for Air American 2.0 before it becomes Air America 3.0.  More about that in a future post.  Stay tuned.

Test Post

This is one of those infamous tests!