Saturday, January 31, 2004

Netscape.com
The best Super Bowl ads of all time. Monday we'll talk about the ads from the big game.
MSNBC
Patriot Games. Why the Bush administration can't hoot and hollar over Kerry's anti-war stance when he returned from Vietnam. Bush didn't even go ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

MSNBC
Ruling: Schwarzenegger broke campaign law. So if you won the office illegally, should you be recalled?

Monday, January 26, 2004

MSNBC
Judge rules out part of Patriot Act. While I'm not familiar with the particular part stuck down, I have to say, any part of the Patriot Act ruled unconstitutional is a GOOD THING.
Wired News
Kerry Lead Shrinks to Three Points in New Hampshire.
On Social Security
There's an email floating around the internet ... and there's been some discussion ... even on Dialog ... about politicians and social security. This weekend, frequent Dialoger Don Hobel wrote an email to my friends Niagara Buzz about the topic. Well, I hate to say it, but it's bunk. I checked into it recently, using the power of Snopes.com and came up with this little article. In essense, the claim is false. Let's put it to bed. Thanks.

Sunday, January 25, 2004

NY Times
Tapes From Vermont TV Show a Howard Dean Rarely Seen on Campaign Trail
According to the New York Times:
"If we were a true empire, we would currently preside over a much greater piece of the earth's surface than we do. That's not the way we operate." - VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, on whether the United States considers itself an empire. Seems to me like maybe you're working on it, Dick.

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Yahoo! News
Democrat Edwards Wants Iraq War Case Investigation. It's about time some other Democrats started asking some critical questions of this administration.
www.idomstudio.com
Here's another point of view of Howard Dean's "crazy" speech.

Friday, January 23, 2004

MSNBCKeith Olberman talks about the geopgraphy phenomenon.

Doonesbury@Slate - Daily Dose. This particular strip is from July of last year, but I just happened upon it and I find it quite funny.
washingtonpost.com
Here's a very interesting story on Howard Dean ... and accompanying video talking about his supporters and the fact that they remain supporters.
Reuters
Ex-Arms Hunter Kay Says No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq. David Kay stepped down as leader of the U.S. hunt for banned weapons in Iraq on Friday and said he did not believe the country had any large stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons.


AdAge.com
Who's buying what at the Super Bowl? This is a little bit of information about the commericals you're going to see during Super Bowl XXXIII. We'll discuss the commercials the day after the show.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Bush Dean song mix
Click above link to listen or right click and "save as." It's the clip I played on this morning's show, which went very well, I thought. Don't forget, Kyle Andrews tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2004

TOMPAINE.com
State of the Union ScoreCard. Tuesday, we're going to discuss our impressions of the state of the union. Of course, the president will deliver his speech tomorrow and I want to share my thoughts on the matter and hope that you'll share yours.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

Saturday, January 17, 2004

USATODAY.com
Bush uses State of Union to frame re-election agenda. Democrats use state of the union (notice lower case) to rail on Bush.
USATODAY.com
Cheney, Scalia socialized while Supreme Court considered case.
MSNBC
Bush previews State of the Union in radio talk. Recommended reading. This will be our show topic on Tuesday ... in a little number that I'm billing, "the mis-statement of the union."
MSNBC
'The O-Franken Factor' Here's a nice little ditty about the new "liberal radio network." I predict a very short run.

Friday, January 16, 2004

CNN.com
Harris: No Senate run in 2004. Thank goodness.
Urban Legends Reference Pages
What's a Military Family Worth? A caller earlier claimed a serviceman who died in the war only gets $12,000 - something I agreed with. The caller was wrong. Actually, the death benefit "or gratuity as the military calls it" is actually only $6,000. HOWEVER, military members can get insurance for $200,000 or more. Read the link for more info.

Thursday, January 15, 2004

MSNBC
Gore Gets Green, Rough and Righteous.

This is too cool. Click the pic for the story.
ABCNEWS.com
Braun to Quit Presidential Bid, Back Dean. That's a real shame. If you watched any of the debates, you'd know that she's a great thinker, has charisma and knows foreign policy. I hope there's room for her in a Dean administration. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Start Tribune
Kennedy accuses Bush of 'marketing' war for GOP gain. Read to the end for my favorite part about the "axis of war."

Check out Kyle's right hand? Go forth and prosper? Nanu Nanu? Induction as a trekkie? We'll have to ask him when he's my guest on Dialog on Jan. 23.
NiagaraBuzz.com
Thanks to Chuck Richardson and Lou Riccuiti for being Wednesday's guests. I thought it was a very interesting and entertaining show. We'll bring them on again some time.
The Village Voice
Dean Calls Clark a Republican.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Newsday.com
Ridge Eases Off Orange Alert. Of course, you knew this becuase of our muppet alert on the Dialog page.
MSNBC
Black Hawk Down - Mogadishu survivor killed in Iraq crash.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Shocking Howard Dean News Stories!!!
This parody site picks on the other Democrats running for the presidency ... and at the same time pokes fun at the media. I wholly endorse it.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

washingtonpost.com
Pollster John Zogby participated in a live chat Tuesday afternoon. The above link is the text of that chat, which talked primarily about the race for the White House. It's pretty interesting. Zogby, by the way, indicates that the 2004 race will be very close.
SFGate.com
Embattled governor says he has no intention of resigning; no decision made on impeachment.
CNN.com
Sources: Bush plan lets some illegal workers keep jobs. Interesting ... let the cheap workers flood the country, huh Georgy Boy?

Monday, January 05, 2004

Washingtonpost.com
Sources: Bill Bradley to Endorse Howard Dean. Another endorsement for people powered Howard.

Saturday, January 03, 2004

MSNBC
'Man, That Dude Can Dance' - Howard Dean wows Clinton-friendly crowd.
Aljazeera.Net
CIA leak probe to press journalists. Slippery slope if ever there was one.
NY Times
Niagara’s Trickle-Down Theory: Waiting to Share Casino’s Success.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Muppet alert system
ScottLeffler.com now proudly subsribes to the Muppet Alert System. Visit the Dialog page for a display of how it works. Ah, satire. I love it!
Buffalo News
Some bars get OK for patrons to puff away. This is the story the woman was talking about this morning on Dialog. The statistics she noted are at the bottom of the story ... please note that the statistics were gathered by the Roswell Cancer Institute.
CNN
New York first state to adopt self-extinguishing cigarette law. Soon to come, state adopts self-driving car law, and self-mowing grass. *sigh*
International Herald Tribune
Bush comes out of hiding, to hunt quail. The irony is just boiling over, no?
Buffalo News
Bar owners consider a lawsuit over smoking ban. Good for them. I hope they win.
Buffalo News
Ruling opens way for more suits in district race. Ah, Niagara County politics. And you thought Florida was crazy? Worth noting here, by the way: The REPUBLICANS want the military vote banned. Hmm. Interesting.
NY Times
Green-Card Lottery Is Swamped in Last Hours. Immigration isn't my favorite topic, but how could I not comment on this? A Green-Card Lottery?!?!?!? That's just wrong. And cruel, IMHO.