Via Boing Boing: After promising to do a blog post about it, I was promptly sent the September issue of F&SF. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction was a favorite of my teens and twenties. I’ve read half of the first story. It is holding my interest. I’ll write more when I’ve read more. On sale at news stands now.
Some clever fool has apparently let loose the latest book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
I would like to read the damn thing without spoilers. An internet and general media fast, possibly combined with earplugs and a blindfold would probably work. An immediate wilderness camping trip would be more fun. But neither of these will insure I remain unspoilt.
J.K. or whoever holds the wand, let the bookstores sell now. I see them, they are bundled and sealed in the bowels of giant stores across the world. Release them now!
The GammaBlog pledges not to spoil, and is officially supporting the Release Potter Now movement, forming at this very moment, somewhere else, please.
Monica Morales of News Channel 4, WNBC is on her toes. She caught me taking her picture from way across the avenue. At least I think that’s who this is.
Air America Radio, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings since October, will be rescued at the 11th hour by Manhattan real estate developer Stephen L. Green.
Al Franken, the best-known host of the liberal network, will announce his expected departure on his show later today, to explore a run for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota.
Green is the brother of Mark Green, the New York Democrat who served as the city’s public advocate in the 90s and ran for mayor against Michael Bloomberg in 2001.
He has already signed a letter of intent, and plans to finalize a purchase agreement within the week.
Air America CEO Scott Elberg confirmed the sale. “This is a great thing, for our affiliates, the company, the audience and every employee in our organization.”
Green is chairman of SL Green Realty Corp, a real estate investment trust specializing in office buildings with a market cap of $12 billion.
Brother Mark is a frequent guest on Air America, and sat in for David Bender, the host of the Air America show Politically Direct, for a couple of weeks earlier this month.
When Franken leaves the network in a few weeks, he’ll be replaced by Thom Hartmann, who already has a syndicated show on the network’s lineup.
This is good news. We need the alternative views that Air America brings to the airwaves now more than ever. I’m glad Franken is going. He was my second least favorite host after the abominable Jerry Springer.
Hartmann is solid on the founding fathers and constitutional history.
RU Sirius Show #64 (Live Panel): 9/11 – Considering All Claims
In a live panel discussion, Fred Burks and Joel Schalit join with hosts RU Sirius and Jeff Diehl to discuss whether 9/11 was â€œan inside jobâ€, and the impact of the movement that insists that it was.
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Bender the Robot and Al Gore discuss the future.
I’ve started to embed some youtube videos in the blog. Here’s a tip for other WordPress users. Turn off visual rich editing on the bottom of your profile page, or it won’t work or will break through your styles, in bizarre ways.
I have no idea why the display image for the videos is so crappy. The videos themselves are pretty crisp.
The End of the Internet?
The nation’s largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.
THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW is Air America’s information packed front page, broadcast live at 5AM Eastern Time. But you can download or podcast the show here… The current show is posted weekdays by 7 AM Eastern.
|Rachel has a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University and a degree in Public Policy from Stanford. She was the first openly gay American to win a Rhodes Scholarship.|