Comments: This week

Good Day. Why Can't Al Franken and Company Adopt this format Blog? Majority Report is still the only program with a proper working Blog format.

Posted by Taylor in Santa Cruz CA at April 13, 2004 01:58 PM

Please talk about this WMD planting story. Is there any truth to it?

http://www.mehrnews.com/wfNewsDetails_en.aspx?NewsID=70071&t=Political

Posted by at April 13, 2004 02:16 PM

Hey what about this hero, Fazal Karim, who tested airline security and is being sentenced so severally that no one will dare test it again. So the message sent is that the state doesn't care that airline security is no better post 9-11 than before 9-11, and if you dare to prove that we will punish you as hard as we can. By so harshly suppressing those who test it, but mean no harm, we are insuring that the only way we will find out about such weakness is when someone who intends harm uses that weakness to attack us.

Posted by NealKlomp at April 13, 2004 02:18 PM

Democrats.com has a story on the website where the Iranians are accusing the US of planting WMD's in southern Iraq. It may just be a rumor-but it is a story to keep an eye on.

Posted by Frank in NJ at April 13, 2004 02:25 PM

Thought I'd post here also for those who are asking about archives............

Thanks to "b4bob"..........
He's been archiving M.R.R and O'Franken radio broadcasts since day one.....
Just checked his site, he is a busy man these days.....
He's revamping the web site, says archives will be up soon.

BOB, YOUR SITE IS LOOKING GOOD, THANKS FOR DOING THIS FOR US........

So Bookmark this site and check it out......

http://www.airamericaplace.com/


and I am in no way associated with this website,
just a fan..........

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 02:38 PM

Tomorrow, Yes!

Posted by Vestal Cat at April 13, 2004 02:42 PM

what happened to Joy Behar?!?!?!?!

i wanted you to ask her about Barbara Walters' PNAC connections & why THE VIEW continues to give O'Reilly a platform when he already has his own program!

Posted by n69n at April 13, 2004 02:42 PM

ooopppppssss,,
Bob says archives are now up......
Go get your program of choice...
THANKS BOB

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 02:43 PM

I want you to lay into Colin Quinn for spreading hate & ignorance on his show. It's sick.

Howard Zinn! w00t!

Posted by FlamingBuddha at April 13, 2004 02:44 PM

I can't freaking believe this:

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=4816248§ion=news

Thomas Pickard in DoJ tried TWICE to warn Ashcroft about terrorist attacks, but Crisco Boy blew him off.

Ashcroft was too preoccupied with covering bare breasts to worry about terrorists attacking inside the US.

Posted by at April 13, 2004 02:44 PM

twelfth!!!

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 02:46 PM

I've already heard Ron Suskind on 2 other AAR shows, but he was such a lively and interesting guest, and the book was fascinating... I can hardly stand the wait to hear him again.

Howard Zinn! Always a good guest. Someone I wouldn't mind hearing more often.

I love radio. Can't watch TV and paint or cook or think or do anything worthwhile.

Posted by V. Cat at April 13, 2004 02:50 PM

colon quinn shuld be good as that mean there will be debate. janeane will tear him up but colon purdy good to.

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 03:02 PM

by the way is colon bring his little bald buddy? he purdy funy and look like young chainey.

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 03:08 PM

Are they going to broadcast some of the Dumbya press conference? I mean after all, when you only do them like once a year, it becomes a big deal.

Posted by jeffwtux at April 13, 2004 03:11 PM

The Ogg Vorbis (aka, works with Winamp) archive and stream of Air America Radio is at full capacity most of the time.

http://bigelow-springs.net/airamerica/

I'm hoping someone is willing to at least mirror the archive, if not the live stream, so that anyone that needs/wants an alternative to the Real Audio format can consistently get access to Air America Radio.

Contact me if you can help. I can give your server priority access to the stream and archive.

Posted by Aguy at April 13, 2004 03:28 PM

im would like to also see chainey get grilled by janeane and explain why he is always hiding.

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 03:29 PM

nealklomp im thinking not just anybody shuld just test security whenever they please as then will alway be excuse. i seen peple trying to even steal stuff at store get caught and say they were just testing store security thinking they shuld be reward for that.

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 03:45 PM

It's really never been my habit to intrude,
But it don't take a rocket scientist,
To see we're bein' screwed.
So just raise your voices.
Don't be afraid of bein' rude.
There must be 50 ways,
To dump the Dubya.

Click.

Posted by The Subway Serenade at April 13, 2004 03:51 PM

There is a difference between a shoplifter trying to keep from going to jail(or juvie) by saying they were just testing security, and someone who shows how ineffective our gov't is at protecting its citizens from harm. Should he be rewarded? No. Should he go to jail? Absolutely not.

Posted by FlamingBuddha at April 13, 2004 03:52 PM

Looking forward to Quinn on the show.

In my opinion, his show is a better version of "Political Incorrect". Even though he has some lowbrow inflammatory rants, and stupid shouting, it is well balanced by counter-raps from the other 4 guests.

Kudos to Comedy Central.

Stewart Rocks. Dennis Miller is pathetic.

That said, it is a very sad thing that the overzealous self-appointed "patriots" shut PI down.

Posted by Bjorn at April 13, 2004 03:54 PM

Poor Randi has a cold.

Posted by Terry at April 13, 2004 03:54 PM

Who would you most like to have dinner with - Howard Zinn.

I, too, would like to hear from him on a regular basis.

Posted by BS at April 13, 2004 03:56 PM

Im very interested in hearing Colin Quinn on the show

He doesnt seam like a bad guy
mean yes
bad no

just everyone get ready for a Studdering palooza


Posted by XConner LingusX at April 13, 2004 03:57 PM

Howard Zinn !!! I LOVE Howard Zinn !! He's brilliant. Oh my Air America, you're the best ! =)

Posted by Crevecoeur at April 13, 2004 03:58 PM

Fox News has butcher the Statement by Staff of 9/11 Commission:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,116950,00.html

The real one:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040413/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/9_11_statement_1

A few sections missings:

Names of PDB's

The Attorney General told him (Pickard) he did not want to hear this information anymore (Threats of al-Qaeda)

July 5 CIA briefing to Attorney General John Ashcroft

and many more

Posted by JSElson at April 13, 2004 04:00 PM

maybe your right but i can see terrist using that as alibi to.

im going try this haiku stuff

i am muck4doo
meat is very bad for you
chainey stole my oil

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 04:07 PM

So hasn't CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/04/13/911.commission/index.html

MSNBC at least one on them has it right:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4731182/

Posted by JSElson at April 13, 2004 04:09 PM

Check out this site: it's a work in progress but kind of funny:
www.drinkinggame.net

Posted by work in progress at April 13, 2004 04:10 PM

There are so many more important things than what I am about to ask. I realize that, and I apologize for the trivial nature of this observation if anyone is truly offended by it. But I've been wondering about it almost every time I see GWB on television.

Who the hell cuts his hair?

Posted by A at April 13, 2004 04:16 PM

Check out WWW.ADDICTEDTOWAR.COM---GO TO BOTTOM OF SCREEN FOR MANY GREAT WEB SITES.

Posted by at April 13, 2004 04:16 PM

i heard colin quinn on fresh air some time ago and he talked about how people can be so "sensitive". he said that his crude, vulgarm racially insensitive jokes are funny and uncomfortable because they are true! he should be asked about that.

Posted by champagnesupernova at April 13, 2004 04:21 PM

oooh!ooooh! i have anoter one!

my name is dick chainey
oil runs through my veineys
god bless jiffy lube

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 04:22 PM

Colin Quinn leaves me cold. He thinks bush is going to win 2004. He protects republicans and seems to like the Iraq war!

Posted by Janet S at April 13, 2004 04:25 PM

is it just me, or does it seem like the majority reporters are yelling into the mics at the beginning of each show. let's curtail the caffeine people.

Posted by champagnesupernova at April 13, 2004 04:26 PM

Incredibally insightfull observation regarding Baboon behavior. If you kill all the most aggressive males, you might end up with far more peacefull group ethos.

I'd say we snuffed up Bush, Saddam, and every nasty blowheads in the planets and we just might end up with better world. Hah..!

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/13/science/13BABO.html?pagewanted=2&hp
In a study appearing today in the journal PloS Biology (online at www.plosbiology.org), researchers describe the drastic temperamental and tonal shift that occurred in a troop of 62 baboons when its most belligerent members vanished from the scene. The victims were all dominant adult males that had been strong and snarly enough to fight with a neighboring baboon troop over the spoils at a tourist lodge garbage dump, and were exposed there to meat tainted with bovine tuberculosis, which soon killed them. Left behind in the troop, designated the Forest Troop, were the 50 percent of males that had been too subordinate to try dump brawling, as well as all the females and their young. With that change in demographics came a cultural swing toward pacifism, a relaxing of the usually parlous baboon hierarchy, and a willingness to use affection and mutual grooming rather than threats, swipes and bites to foster a patriotic spirit.

Dr. de Waal, who wrote an essay to accompany the new baboon study, said in a telephone interview, "The good news for humans is that it looks like peaceful conditions, once established, can be maintained," he said.

"And if baboons can do it," he said, "why not us? The bad news is that you might have to first knock out all the most aggressive males to get there."

Posted by wanda at April 13, 2004 04:26 PM

Being Native American, I find it short-sighted that ashcroft keeps referring to 9-11 as the first terrorist attack or the most tragic. I'll guarantee it wasn't.

ask Howard Zinn.

Posted by at April 13, 2004 04:32 PM

hmmm...no agression in males, no desire to hoard resources, no desire to one-up and compete?..we have just found our first society of gay baboons! no...i'm kidding.

i think the upcoming colin quinn show has already begun to have an effect on me.


Posted by champagnesupernova at April 13, 2004 04:33 PM

Issa. (1762-1826). Traditional Form

In my old home
which I forsook, the cherries
are in bloom.


A giant firefly:
that way, this way, that way, this -
and it passes by.


Right at my feet -
and when did you get here,
snail?


My grumbling wife -
if only she were here!
This moon tonight...

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 04:34 PM

This weeks block of shows sounds rock solid.

Posted by Smafty at April 13, 2004 04:36 PM

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Posted by at April 13, 2004 04:37 PM

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Posted by at April 13, 2004 04:38 PM

What is Haiku?

Haiku is one of the most important form of traditional japanese poetry. Haiku is, today, a 17-syllable verse form consisting of three metrical units of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Since early days, there has been confusion between the three related terms Haiku, Hokku and Haikai. The term hokku literally means "starting verse", and was the first starting link of a much longer chain of verses known as haika. Because the hokku set the tone for the rest of the poetic chain, it enjoyed a privileged position in haikai poetry, and it was not uncommon for a poet to compose a hokku by itself without following up with the rest of the chain.
Largely through the efforts of Masaoka Shiki, this independence was formally established in the 1890s through the creation of the term haiku. This new form of poetry was to be written, read and understood as an independent poem, complete in itself, rather than part of a longer chain.
Strictly speaking, then, the history of haiku begins only in the last years of the 19th century. The famous verses of such Edo-period (1600-1868) masters as Basho, Yosa Buson, and Kobayashi Issa are properly referred to as hokku and must be placed in the perspective of the history of haikai even though they are now generally read as independent haiku. In HAIKU for PEOPLE, both terms will be treated equally! The distinction between hokku and haiku can be handled
by using the terms Classical Haiku and Modern Haiku.
http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 04:41 PM


So what we got here is mutant Haiku
Ain't
no
rules

Play !!

everybody

lets

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 04:45 PM

Sorry,

I forgot to mention "The Box of Miracles."

Dr. Timothy Leary predicted in the years before his passing, that someone would one day invent a computer device that can teach you how to see God...

Here it is.

Click my name, change the world.

Posted by The Subway Serenade at April 13, 2004 04:45 PM

Are we about to commit war crime in Iraq?

The Russian does that in Checnya, Milosovich in Kosovo,...even Saddam..

Is Bush about to kill every man in a town of 300,000? Is he trying to beat Milosovich record of ethnic cleansing?

-------------
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/04/13/1443251
That says, to me, not that they're justified in killing any military age male or making sure they remain there in besieged Fallujah. Which is their policy. They're not letting military age men out in general. They made an exception for us. We brought some wounded out. But it says, to me, that rather than saying that what they're doing is justified, it says they're in the wrong town in the wrong country, executing the wrong policy. If anyone could be the enemy, then you have no justification for being there. It is in fact the exact logic they used in large areas of Vietnam, in any of the three fire zones. For example, military aged males, if they were moving at all, they were targets, and they could be shot at indiscriminately.

Posted by Animus at April 13, 2004 04:47 PM

And not to forget:

Haiku takes years of training to master. The best Haiku masters competed in Haiku tournaments, where throughtful haiku was produced in rapid-fire fashion.

The tradition of haiku tournaments has been revived recently on the excellent blogs of the Majority Report.

Posted by Bjorn at April 13, 2004 04:47 PM

J&S - is there any way to see the movie/comedy about the 2000 election you guys made? Why hasn't it come out? Why haven't I heard of it before now? I hate the smell of censorship in the morning. But I love the title, and the site abadsituationist.com.

Posted by napalmdoom76 at April 13, 2004 04:51 PM

i'm *TOTALLY CRUSHED OUT* on richard ben-vineste!

Posted by n69n at April 13, 2004 04:51 PM

Randi is ripping Ashcroft a new ahole tonight. Can't wait to hear Franken to do do his "LIES" voice tomorrow.

Posted by Bjorn at April 13, 2004 04:52 PM

If you played the "uh-um" drinking game with ashcroft's testimony, you'd be way wasted by now (like me!) ^_^

Posted by FlamingBuddha at April 13, 2004 04:58 PM


http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku/

How to write Haiku

In japanese, the rules for how to write Haiku are clear, and will not be discussed here. In foreign languages, there exist NO consensus in how to write Haiku-poems. Anyway, let's take a look at the basic knowledge:


What to write about?

Haiku-poems can describe almost anything, but you seldom find themes which are too complicated for normal PEOPLE's recognition and understanding. Some of the most thrilling Haiku-poems describe daily situations in a way that gives the reader a brand new experience of a well-known situation.


The metrical pattern of Haiku

Haiku-poems consist of respectively 5, 7 and 5 syllables in three units. In japanese, this convention is a must, but in english, which has variation in the length of syllables, this can sometimes be difficult.


The technique of cutting

The cutting divides the Haiku into two parts, with a certain imaginative distance between the two sections, but the two sections must remain, to a degree, independent of each other. Both sections must enrich the understanding of the other.
To make this cutting in english, either the first or the second line ends normally with a colon, long dash or ellipsis.


The seasonal theme.

Each Haiku must contain a kigo, a season word, which indicate in which season the Haiku is set. For example, cherry blossoms indicate spring, snow indicate winter, and mosquitoes indicate summer, but the season word isn't always that obvious.


Please notice that Haiku-poems are written under different rules and in many languages. For translated Haiku-poems, the translator must decide whether he should obey the rules strictly, or if he should present the exact essence of the Haiku. For Haiku-poems originally written in english, the poet should be more careful. These are the difficulties, and the pleasure of Haiku.

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 04:58 PM

taxing the issue
republicans believe in
corporation first

Posted by 58 After Haiku at April 13, 2004 04:59 PM

A haiku:

Firing into streets
ablaze with hatred and fear
of their new tyrants

Neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:01 PM

terrorism not
national priority
admits louis freeh

Posted by News Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:02 PM


!!!!!!!
laughing
!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 05:03 PM

im become hiaku master

i am muck4doo
i have much wisdom for you
always buy wholesale

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 05:03 PM

A haiku:

robin chirps good news
green trees rejoice yet below
shrubs wilt in shadow

Neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:04 PM

Another haiku

I will be a guest
On Janeane's show tomorrow
Please tune in for me

Thanks,
Jeff Seemann
Democratic candidate, 16th District of Ohio
US House Of Representatives

Posted by Jeff Seemann For Congress at April 13, 2004 05:04 PM


I just kissed my computer screen

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 05:06 PM

a haiku:

child tugs mothers arm
patriot fireworks dazzle
mother's arm remains

neil 4-14-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:06 PM

ehhh, colin quinn... he seems smarter than the comedy he performs... too bad... well, i'll give him a listen tonight, but he doesn't make it onto the tivo list in my house...

Posted by poetry at April 13, 2004 05:07 PM

a haiku:

their puppet dances
waves his fist and vows revenge
our sheep bay and dream

neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:10 PM

According to Rice's 9/11 Commission testimony, she knew of the systemic problems related to CIA and FBI cooperation and internal communication, and she spoke to these issues in October 2000 (see Fred Fielding's questioning).

According to John Ashcroft's testimony today, he was NOT familiar with the FBI's "serious problems" until he was already appointed Attorney General.

Given that the Bush Administration was briefed that Osama bin Laden and terrorism could be expected to consume a majority of their focus and that terrorism was the number one threat to national security, why did Bush appoint someone to the Attorney General position with such limited knowledge or experience -- on terrorism or the workings of the *FEDERAL* government or especially the components within the Justice Department.

Hint: It is because rolling back a woman's right to choose was a higher priority for the Administration. (among other right-wing issues)

Posted by Karl K at April 13, 2004 05:11 PM

can't wait to hear what you have to say Jeff.....
I'll be listening.......

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 05:13 PM

I am glad to see you guys taking the haiku so seriously. ;) I'm thinking of sponsoring a blog haiku contest.

The rules are simple: The first person on the blog who can get Sam or Janeane to read their haiku on the air will win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com (my treat).

I think I'll officially announce it at the start of the 8:00 blog.

Maria

Posted by Lucky Maria at April 13, 2004 05:14 PM

Ohio Jeffry
His last name is very fun
Ha Ha Ha Semen

Posted by Cowboy Bob at April 13, 2004 05:14 PM

worst cabinet ever
moron put it together
insane mouth breathers

Posted by Martin Calls Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:14 PM

a haiku:

red oceans erode sand
castles built by fools shaking
his sword boy-king drowns

neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:15 PM

Maria's Got Cash
Maybe even a Nice Ass
Contest it up Yo

Posted by XConner LingusX at April 13, 2004 05:16 PM

XConner LingusX - LOL! I wish.

Posted by Lucky Maria at April 13, 2004 05:17 PM

Could you have a guest explain the Patriot Act? Very little is out there one it.

Posted by Shane at April 13, 2004 05:17 PM

a haiku:

amazon princess
golden pleasure but for my
modest simple words

neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:18 PM

Wanna make out?

Posted by XConner LingusX at April 13, 2004 05:18 PM

i am a become
hiaku grandmaster now
wanna piece of this!

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 05:18 PM

Jeff, can ALL of Ohio vote for you?
If not, who can?

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 05:18 PM

Here's a great bit of journalism

http://www.dailyvanguard.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/04/13/407b79cfd3531

Boy, remember that time Janeane Garofalo interviewed Ralph Nader and he hung up on her? Oh, wait, that was actually someone else entirely...

Posted by BH at April 13, 2004 05:18 PM

poor cindy mccain
smeared by lies attack machine
it drives me insane

Posted by Wild Fire Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:19 PM

explain patriot
act listen demand freedom
america now

Posted by Patriot Act Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:21 PM

Who can vote for me?
Ohio's 16th District
Map is on my site


Hey, I'm good at this! I'll be on at 9pm Wednesday night!
Click my name for my website

Posted by Jeff Seemann For Congress at April 13, 2004 05:21 PM


Ruzzalyn my jack russell pup
burglar alarm goes off
from time to time
i let her out
i let her in
don't have a lock
still got gas
Ohio's pretty in spring
good slide jeff

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 05:23 PM

Yeah!!!

Make Colin Q eat that damn NYPost he subsists on ...

Make him a shredded salad of it ...

I find it a perfect paper ... with which to line a litter box. Really. Perfect fit.

Posted by NYCee at April 13, 2004 05:24 PM

Quinn. He does bug me with some (most) of his cracks and ideas. But sometimes he is on point about hypocrasy in certain arenas. Still, he bugs me...but Miller makes him seem like a teddy bear in comparison. Should be fun. I am hoping Janeane and Sam give him a proper needling and make him fight for his stands a bit.

And I can't wait for Suskind, he's been an enthusiastic and informative guest on other shows, he should kick behind Thursday.


Keep up the great work, Janeane, Sam, and the hard workers behind the scenes. The show is truly addictive.

Posted by Juan at April 13, 2004 05:24 PM

What happened last night? At around 10:20pm PST Air America and The Majority Report fell off the air in Los Angeles for at least 10 minutes-- during your rants against John Ashcroft! Very very spooky.

Posted by Tracy at April 13, 2004 05:28 PM

a haiku:

come autumn dusting
orange, gold, red leaves the office
a new king is born

neil 4-13-04

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:29 PM

He relies on fringe anecdotes like Rush and his ilk do. He ignores the elephant of REPUBLICAN BS -- the short shrift given to the have-littles, the injustice, the trashing of our nation that they do -- and focuses on some freaky liberal wrongdoing or stupid thing here or there ... or takes a perfectly nonfreaky, non stupid thing and gives it that Murdoch TWIST.

That is a tool they often use. The glaring ANECDOTE. Like one of my relatives once, arguing about some janitor somewhere who "got over" and made 6 figures ... to erase the whole nickel and dimed argument.

Veddy tricky, they are. Veddy tricky.

Bust him!

Posted by NYCee at April 13, 2004 05:30 PM

it's been fun all!
bye

Posted by Gayest Neil at April 13, 2004 05:30 PM

amber disguises
phone tone senses more than that
caller was toking

Posted by Pot And Beer Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:31 PM

one weekend per month
flyboy taking vacation
above and beyond

Posted by Air Force Reserve Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:34 PM

Jeff,
Sorry I am NOT in your district.
I see that a republican is holding this office.
I hope that more of your ppl get involved with AAR, and see for themselves the truth, and vote for you.......

GOOD LUCK......... HOPE YOU WIN..........

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 05:36 PM

animal suffer
when a cowboy make leather
join peta today

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 05:37 PM

preemptive warrior
a fractious tribal country
welcomes you with death

Posted by Bring It On Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:37 PM

ASHCROFT *WAS* a US SENATOR prior to appointment as US Attorney General

Ashcroft seemed to say, during questioning by Richard Ben-Veniste in today's 9/11

Commission hearing, that he wasn't a member of the Senate prior to coming to the

Bush Administration as Attorney General.

Here's the exchange...

---

BEN-VENISTE: So, the question is, were you familiar with the disfunctionality of

the FBI, as a result either of your first months in office or as a result of your

great experience in Washington in the United States Senate and elsewhere.

ASHCROFT: If you wanna repeat that part about the great experience that I had in

the United States Senate and elsewhere, will have to be referring to something else;

because I spent my previous time as a colleague of the gentleman on your left there,

who was a governor in the neighboring state to me. I stood in the shadow of a man

known as Big Jim Thompson.

---

John Ashcroft *was* the Senator from Missouri, immediately prior to his appointment

as Attorney General in the Bush Administration. Ashcroft was a one-term Senator

from Missouri from 1994-2000, until he lost to Mel Carnahan (whose wife was

appointed to the position in his stead, Mel Carnahan having died in a plane crash

prior to the 2000 election).

Prior to his term as US Senator from Missouri, Ashcroft served 2 terms as state

Attorney General (1977 to 1985) and 2 terms as Governor of Missouri (1985-1993).

see: http://quest.cjonline.com/stories/122300/gen_1223007465.shtml

Posted by Karl K at April 13, 2004 05:38 PM

closeted gay men
in washington go around
taking photographs

Posted by Ranting Randi Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:40 PM

To people writing about the sites that archive the shows.
-----------------

Bob says archives are now up......
Go get your program of choice...
THANKS BOB

http://www.airamericaplace.com/

Posted by Ohio Liberal (aka "It's about time, Go Libs") at April 13, 2004 02:43
---------------------------------
Thanks for the info but it aint workin for me and I am desperate because my "outside" life is at night ... so I miss most of Janeane's show ...

I signed onto that site and saw a password displayed next to a member's nick, which was freaky. Then, couldnt access the Majority Report's archives, which was frustrating. I got Randi Rhodes, LIVE, instead (I SAID it was frustrating!

The other site given for archives by another poster is not for Macs.

What to Doooooo???

Help!

(I aint a geek, either, so 'splain it easy if there's something Im not getting here. :-)

Posted by NYCee at April 13, 2004 05:41 PM

principals meeting
to get their alibis straight
doctor rice fall girl

Posted by Zelikow Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:42 PM

Gimme them archives
Straight up and without problems
I want them HERE, HEAR?

Posted by NYCee at April 13, 2004 05:45 PM

hey i seen somebody say something on internet today im never thought about. how come terrerist leaders seem always handicap? he note bin laden have one kidney. mulla omar have one eye. zarqawi have one leg. yassin blind and in wheel chair. what gives?

Posted by muck4doo at April 13, 2004 05:45 PM

oh geez, colin quinn? i'm sure he's a nice guy, you know, the type you'd drink a beer with, but... i just can't bear to watch his show. most of the time, i think colin spews ignorance and pseudo-patriotic rants inspired by our current administration. but sometimes, every once in a while, he seems to flirt with cognitive dissonance. but of course he always falls short of truly connecting the dots and continues on his merry uber-patriot way.

on the upside, though, MR Staff, i am very pleased to see that you'll be hosting howard zinn later this week. his book, "a peoples' history of the united states", completely changed my perspective when i read it at age 18. thank you *so much* for having him as a guest.

Posted by anna at April 13, 2004 05:46 PM

Allright! Tomorrow ------ Tom Tomorrow

Not sure if that is because I mentioned him the other day when you were asking for suggestions, but I know I'm jazzed. I'm a cartoonist myself, but find it damned near impossible to see any humor in how the Bush Administration pushed it's lying agenda on my country. Somehow Tom does it every week, and I respect the hell out of him for that!

Thanks, Majority Report - you guys are the best. :)

Logan

Posted by Logan DeAngelis at April 13, 2004 05:46 PM

When in doubt, trade about, cee
find a geek
make an offer, redefine 'Fair Trade'

Posted by Sunshine Jim at April 13, 2004 05:47 PM

more conservative
guests encounter ranting sam
surrender promptly

Posted by Colin Quinn Haiku at April 13, 2004 05:50 PM

About the Archives at AirAmericaPlace.com:

when you see the Majority Report show list and the login password there:

norm
morn

use those when you try to download, not the username & pw you made when signing up (took me a minute to figure out too) ^_^

Posted by FlamingBuddha at April 13, 2004 05:51 PM
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