Sunday, March 27, 2005


Schiavo case batters judge. Another interesting perspective on this battle. Did you know the judge who keeps ruling for the husband is described as a "conservative Christian?" Neither did I. There are other good tid-bits in here, too.

Court: Fla. Must Warn of Dangers at Beach. Since the crazy Schiavo thing is wrapping up, (and since people are STUPID) Florida courts need something else to waste their time with, apparently.
The Associated Press
Man sells device that blocks FOX News from your TV.
NPR
Congressional Republicans Target 'Activist' Judiciary. Their definition of "activist" is ... "they follow the law."
St. Petersburg Times
Business: Coffee with steam. Starbucks is apparently upsetting some conservatives cause their coffee cups have liberal quotes on them. They want equal coffee time. Maybe they should start up their own coffee shop - like liberals did in the radio business. Or maybe conservatives just don't "get" coffee ... like they said liberals didn't "get" talk radio. Aw. Poor conservatives. Pity party anyone?

Saturday, March 26, 2005


After quoting conservatives on "judicial activism," NYTimes fails to mention that party affiliation swings both ways.

Poll Finds Reduced Support on Soc. Sec.

Local cops say state came for Schiavo. Nice to know Governor Jeb believes in the rule of law. Why the hell hasn't this been publicized more? We find out about it two days later?

Jeb Bush Frustrated to find out he's not all-powerful

Schiavo Case Scrambling Lawmakers' Views

Schiavo case tests GOP alliances, priorities

Lawmakers aim for on-time budget. And I aim to hit the lottery. Which is more likely?

Buchanan called for sending "federal marshals" to "save Terry."

Thursday, March 24, 2005


Wheatfield workers begin union process. They can unionize ... why don't we?
FAIR Government Foundation
Please join me in welcoming Tom Christy to the show today. Tom is host of LCTV's Legislative Journal and founder of the FAIR Government Foundation. We're going to try to break Tom out of his stoic mold this morning and see what really makes him tick.

Dialog Podcast Page
scottleffler.libsyn.com There's a bunch of new stuff on the Podcast page. Basically, I get 250 megabytes a month and I had some space to burn, so I found some of my favorite clips and uploaded them - plus two additional show (Worst of Dialog Volume 1 - November, 2003) and (Best interviews of 2004 - 12/31/2004). I'll likely add the Worst of Dialog volumes 2, 3 and 4 in the next couple days. Any requests? Particular shows you want me to get online? Particular interviews? Let me know. I'll try to make it happen.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Topix.net
Lockport, NY News. This is a pretty cool web site. Enter in your zip code and it will find news from your area. Niagara Falls (14305) has different news, for example than Lockport (14094). Check it out.
csmonitor.com
Around the dinner table, talk of end-of-life care. Given the importance of this matter, I have posted a link to a health care proxy form and a living will on the forum portion of this web site. Please download these forms, fill them out and get them in the hands of the right people.
WGRZ.com
Erie County toilet paper arrives.

Poll: Evangelicals Oppose Gov't on Schiavo

Republican Leader Invokes God in Schiavo Battle

Appeals court won't reopen Schiavo case
IMDB
Terry Jones (I)The link is to Terry Jones' bio. Terry is our guest today to talk about his book, Terry Jones' War on the War on Terror. Below is a link to the book on Amazon.


Court: Schiavo feeding tube won't be reinserted

Friday, March 18, 2005

ABC News
House Panel Seeks to Keep Schiavo Alive. Nice to see the federal government intefering with states' rights ... as usual. If only there were something that says the feds should leave states alone, then everything would be right with the world. :)

Senate Defies Bush on Medicaid Spending
Newsday.com
An election experience: Mayor runs unopposed ... and loses.
csmonitor.com
New bill would force govn't to reply faster to FOI requests . On a related note; Sunshine week is wrapping up.
Deutsche Welle
eBay for the Working World. Could you imagine if your boss put a notice in the help wanted section looking for someone to do your job for less ... and you had to low ball the competition? All the sudden, you're doing the same job for $3 less an hour? A site in Germany does just that. This is "free market economy" to it's fullest. In fact ... it's almost "slave market economy." Talk about taking advantage of the less fortunate.

Employees Bring Own Toilet Paper to Work. The headline is funny. Then you find out it's here in WNY. Read this one, folks.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


GOP boards up the 'town hall'

Fineman: The Great Republican Role-Reversal Gambit

Democrats Force Social Security Vote
csmonitor.com
Senate OKs Alaska wildlife refuge drilling. I've never fully understood this issue ... and I'm not going to pretend to now ... but I know it's a big deal, so I thought I'd add it to the blog. Here ya go.

Bush chooses base closure panel

DeLay Blames Partisanship for Uproar. Never mind the fact that he keeps breaking House rules and can't quite change them fast enough to stay ahead.

Senate near meltdown over judges

Iraq's new national assembly opens for first time

Interview with Keith Olbermann.

New Julius Caesar always alert on Ides of March

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Free State Project
So this is pretty interesting. A group of people want to find 20,000 like-minded individuals to move to New Hampshire and change the state's politics ... I'm going to try to contact someone from this group and get them on the show. I found out about this group, by the way, cause they sponsor a show I frequently listen to called "Free Talk Live," which is a blend of politics and culture - sounds like a bunch of college student after a few beers. And by that, I mean it's entertaining. :)
Parthenon Code
Today's guest is a gentleman named Robert Bowie Johnson. He says that greek mythology corroborates Christian beliefs. We'll take a unique look at religion.
Niagara Gazette
Public reaction mixed on NF City Court Judge Bob Restaino's decision to jail an entire court cause no one would say who's cell phone was ringing.
Meanwhile over at the Union-Sun & Journal, there's a poll on the issue. What do YOU think? Feel free to comment here ... or in the Dialog Forum.

Sunday, March 13, 2005


Python Swallows Bush!. Monty Python member Terry Jones will be our guest May 23rd. Here's some of his more thought-provoking statements.

Thursday, March 10, 2005


County claims pharmaceuticals overcharged for Medicaid. This is what happens when you let businesses write the laws that are supposed to govern them. This, folks, is why you can't trust the Republican party to "protect" you. They'll sell you out every chance they get ... cause the Rx companies can give them more money than you can.

Delphi to stop paying for retirees' medical insurance. So if the area's richest company can't afford to pay for it's retirees health care, how can the general population be expected to pay for public workers health care when they retire?

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Enver Masud | Founder, The Wisdom Fund
Here is the bio of Thursday's guest. And here is an article that he posted to his website just yesterday. It basically says a plane never hit the pentagon. That's our topic Wednesday. Finally, here's the video that has come up on Dialog before ... and that I'll no doubt bring up during Thursday's show.

Guess the Dictator or Sit-Com Character
In case you didn't have a way to waste enough time, this is pretty good. Enjoy.

Poll: Hillary Clinton Gaining '08 Support