April 7, 2004 in Politics

Al Franken’s Blog

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It’s been a week since I’ve listened to NPR during the day. While experiencing withdrawal symptoms, I still can’t bring myself to turn away from Air America. Novice radio broadcasters like Al Franken are getting better — so for now, I’m sticking with the liberal radio network. Since I recognize that it may be awhile until some of you actually hear his show (it’s only on in 6 markets), thought I point you to Al’s blog. It makes for interesting reading.


  1. October 21, 2004 at 1:09 pm

    Alan Conley

    I have been listening to air america. I’ve always been a big fan of Al franken from halloween with the dead 1980 something to entering the new millineum with my new mantra of affirmation …I’M GOOD ENOUGH I’M SMART ENOUGH AND DOGGONE IT PEOPLE LIKE ME!!!! I too listen to NPR and truthfully i like it better than air america. I listen to air america when npr is playing topics I am not interested in . I’m dissapointed that people who think differently than conservatives have to resort to these airwave tactics, but it is about time for the silent majority to fight fire with fire. The beauty of NPR is it isn’t just politics its arts and science, culture. Why can’t an A.m. station have science friday. Anyways I’m just venting I find I don’t have anyone to dicuss NPR with If I mention NPR I usally get “that liberal shit” then sexuality gets questioned not always but quite often.

  2. October 14, 2004 at 1:29 pm

    Richard Calderhead

    If you REALLY want to beat Bush…and you want to hear the viewpoint of an authentic FDR Liberal…go NOW to http://www.itsez.org
    Itsez calls it Kerry on Nov. 3. See what else we say…you’ll love it. RC
    New York

  3. August 20, 2004 at 12:52 pm

    Bill B

    Al, I thought you, Air America listeners and blogsters would enjoy this story about a big anti Bush victory in Tampabay against Life Style Family Fitness Health Centers…
    Lifestyles is a corporation with 20 large health clubs in TampaBay. They were running Bush TV ads every 15 minutes on their internal TV network, forcing their contracted paying customers (no choice, they have to pay monthly) to watch television screens in font of every cardio machine… monitors which are placed everywhere in the gyms about
    10 ft apart in nearly every direction. They show music videos insterspered with ads… including Bush ads.
    One of our volunteers got sick of it and complained, but was told to shove it. Ditto a couple other members. She sent us a note complaining about it,… We (an activist mailing list called “loose cannons for Kerry” emailed out her complaint last tuesday afternoon to everyone. Our people hammered them and their video suppliers (Club.com in Pittsburgh). By this morning they’d given in and yanked the ads completely… So in two days they went from belligerant refusal to full
    caputulation! VICTORY!!!

  4. August 19, 2004 at 12:36 pm

    Harold Morphew

    Hey guy’s I didn’t know the Army was offering implants. Yahoo has this on there site.

  5. August 9, 2004 at 10:52 am

    howard stiller

    listeening to air america is addictive,
    i get little work done as i ma tuned in

  6. June 11, 2004 at 10:35 am

    Rick Manwiller

    If the Real Player causes problems on your system (like it did on mine) get rid of it and download the RealAlternative. It uses a form of the classic Windows Media Player, and it works great. Low CPU load, great performance. Get it and start streaming Air America.

  7. May 5, 2004 at 12:38 pm


    I listen to Air America streaming everyday. it breaks up a little once in a while but otherwise it is great- definitely worth trying to listen!

  8. April 28, 2004 at 1:13 pm


    If we can’t see the coffins of soldiers coming
    home from Iraq out of respect for the families, why did Bush use the coffin of a dead fireman in his political ads????
    Something to Smile About:
    The Kennebunkport Hillbilly
    (sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies Theme
    Song… with apologies)
    Come and listen to my story ’bout a boy name Bush.
    His IQ was zero and his head was up his tush.
    He drank like a fish while he drove all about.
    But that didn’t matter ‘cuz his daddy bailed him out.
    DUI, that is. Criminal record. Cover-up.
    Well, the first thing you know little Georgie goes to
    He can’t spell his name but they never let him fail.
    He spends all his time hangin’ out with student folk.
    And that’s when he learns how to snort a line of coke.
    Blow, that is. White gold. Nose candy.
    The next thing you know there’s a war in Vietnam.
    Kin folks say, “George, stay at home with Mom.”
    Let the common people get maimed and scarred.
    We’ll buy you a spot in the Texas Air Guard.
    Cushy, that is. Country clubs. No danger at all.
    Twenty years later George gets a little bored.
    He trades in the booze, says that Jesus is his Lord.
    He said, “Now the White House is the place I wanna
    So he called his daddy’s friends and they called the
    Gun owners, that is. Falwell. Jesse Helms.
    Come November 7, the election ran late.
    Kin folks said “Jeb, give the boy your state!”
    “Don’t let those colored folks get into the polls.”
    So they put up barricades so they couldn’t punch their
    Chads, that is. Duval County. Miami-Dade.
    Before the votes were counted five Supremes stepped
    Told all the voters “Hey, we want George to win.”
    “Stop counting votes!” was their solemn invocation.
    And that’s how George finally got his coronation.
    Rigged, that is. Illegitimate. No moral authority.
    Y’all come vote now. Ya hear?
    Paid for by the Katherine Harris Foundation for
    Corrective Plastic Surgery.

  9. April 9, 2004 at 12:16 pm

    miss ellen

    grrr, i can’t get the AM signal in my office building – i know they’re supposed to have a web-feed, but those are annoying IMO. i run too much crap on my PC, trying to listen to a web-feed would muck it all up.

  10. April 8, 2004 at 4:07 pm


    Same here. 🙂 I wish they were getting more PR…I’m worried because I only tend to hear about it on other people’s blogs. 🙂

  11. April 7, 2004 at 8:53 pm


    I agree! I’m really enjoying Air America – they’re getting better every day.

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