Thursday, August 30, 2007

Penguin Cartoon #13

penguin tin foil 490 pixels by david ravenwood

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - Wednesday August 29

Join clammyc and thereisnospoon on this week's Don't Hijack My Thread! at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT TONIGHT!!!

This week's juicy list of topics include:

  • Hillary Clinton - new polls show gains in "red states", but is she good for the progressive movement?
  • Katrina - 2 years later and still a disaster on all fronts
  • Buh-bye Gonzo - what does this mean and who may replace him?
  • What's up with the sexually repressed angry chest thumping hypocritical republicans?

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Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The New War: Ending A Pernicious Frame

Clammyc leads the charge against Hillary's use of the term ,"The New War." What exactly does this phrase mean and why is such rhetoric detrimental to Democratic chances in '08? Plus, thereisnospoon and theKK weigh in.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - Wednesday August 23

Join clammyc and thereisnospoon on this week's Don't Hijack My Thread! at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT TONIGHT!!!

This week's juicy list of topics include:

  • Not "mining" our business. Declining mine safety and lack of consequences under Bush administration
  • Note to Democrats - exactly what "progress" is being made in Iraq?
  • "Americans United for Change". Republicans changing the facts about Iraq and pressuring other republicans to do the same
  • Iraq is NOT Vietnam. Except when Bush wants it to be.
  • "How to Silence Protesters" - a White House manual released

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Monday, August 20, 2007

FrameWork: Framing the 4th through the 2nd

How do you get a right-winger to care about Government intrusion into our privacy? Take something they really do care about (Guns) and extend that concern to the larger issue of Government abuse of power.

Join hosts theKK, clammyc and thereisnospoon on using the 2nd amendment to save the 4th, and beyond.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Candidates' Corner--a "double shot" of John Laesch (IL-14)

In our posting last week introducing our new show, "Candidates' Corner", we highlighted three Democratic Congressional candidates who we had the opportunity to speak with at the 2007 Yearly Kos Convention in Chicago. One of those three, John Laesch, was right in his backyard as he is running for the Congressional seat in Illinois' 14th District.

I have the good fortune of knowing John for well over a year now, first through Daily Kos, then by a chance meeting at the first Yearly Kos Convention last year, and by staying in touch throughout his campaign last year - where he received a higher vote percentage than anyone else who ran against former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert in a good number of years.

We are proud to have spoken to John and thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk to the Political Nexus team. you can download or listen to the Yearly Kos interview by clicking here.

John talks about the things he learned from his 2006 run, some of the issues that made him decide to run for Congress, and how we in the netroots can help John in his campaign. It is a must hear interview.

But to top all of this off, Dennis Hastert recently announced that, after serving in Congress since 1986, he would not be seeking another term in 2008. And in a follow up discussion with John Laesch today (Sunday August 19), we talk about John's reaction and thoughts on Hastert's announcement, the issues he is most concerned with, the differences in strategy running against an entrenched incumbent as opposed to an open seat, as well as the recent inflammatory rhetoric by this Administration towards Iran.

Click here to listen to our discussion from Sunday August 19:


We are very excited about this new series and hope you enjoy the interviews.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! - Wednesday August 15

Join clammyc and thereisnospoon on this week's Don't Hijack My Thread! at 8PM EDT/5PM PDT TONIGHT!!!

Thanks to our callers: Jeff Huber, AnotherMassachusettsLiberal, PsiFighter37, Major Danby and Shockwave, and to all our listeners.

This week's juicy list of topics include:

  • Buh-bye Rove. Or is it just a smokescreen?
  • Hastert's retirement - another one bites the dust.
  • The "Petraeus" Report. Edited and rewritten by the White House.
  • Bush declares Iran military "special terrorists"
  • FISA - Dems backtracking on new law and govt. plans to use spy satellites on Americans
  • Not mining" their business. Declining mine safety and lack of consequences under Bush administration (note: as we didn't get to this, we will tackle it next week)
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Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

FrameWork: Centrists v. Moderates

With the Markos Moulitsas/Harold Ford debate behind us, there is still confusion about the fundamental difference between the Lamonts, Liebermans, Ben Nelsons and Jim Webbs of the world. Riffing on thereisnospoon's Daily Kos diary from Monday, spoon, dday and hekebolos talk about the distinctions between moderates and centrists--and why it is important to keep the two separate in our minds.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Introducing: "Voices From the Military"

Earlier this week, we announced the first of our two new segments, Candidates' Corner, which are short interviews with various candidates for public office.

We are proud to announce the launch of our sixth segment, Voices From the Military, which will give you a first hand account and discussion with current and former members of the United States Military.

Our first interview, with Daily Kos and current member of the military Peter Laesch, brother of IL-14 Congressional Candidate John Laesch. Peter joins us from Germany and talks about his prior service in the 1990s, some of his observations of military life then as compared to now, his brother's Congressional run and his views on the number of contractors in Iraq, stop/loss and the impact that military life has on military families.

Truly a must-hear interview.

Look for future interviews with Admiral and ePluribus Media community member Jeff Huber as well as author and Daily Kos member The Angry Rakkasan (Brandon Friedman).

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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Introducing "Candidates' Corner"

We here at Political Nexus are proud to announce two new show formats that we will be rolling out. The first one, Candidates' Corner, will feature interviews with local and national candidates for office.

We hope that some of the very candidates we are featuring now (and in the future) will be Congressmen, Congresswomen, Senators or local officeholders by the time we speak with them again. To kick things off, we are featuring three interviews that we were able to get at this past Yearly Kos - three most excellent candidates who ran for Congress in 2006 and are running again in 2008. These three candidates ran in districts that they had no business even coming remotely close in due to money constraints or the demographic makeup, and each of these three had excellent showings.

The first candidate, Lt. Colonel, Air Force (Retired) Charlie Brown is running in CA-4 against the very corrupt John Doolittle.

Our second candidate, long time Daily Kos member Barry Welsh is running in IN-6 against Mike Pence, a man who is best known for accompanying Senator John McCain, 200 soldiers, 2 military copters and other protection in their "leisurely stroll" through a Baghdad market in early 2007.

Our third candidate is veteran and fellow Daily Kos member John Laesch, who is running in IL-14, home of former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Look out for links for podcast and streaming interviews from these three most excellent candidates, as well as future interviews with other Democratic candidates for Congress. We hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Don't Hijack My Thread! Wed, August 8th

It's time for DHMT! And you just missed us...but don't worry, the show should be up for streaming and podcasting within the hour. Please be sure to check back and tune in every Wednesday at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

This Week--Hosts clammyc, thereisnospoon and theKK take calls from Jeff Huber and Greyhawk of ePluribusMedia and discuss the hot topics of the day:

  • FISA bill - how can we give MORE power to Alberto Gonzales?
  • "Kneel before....Dodd". Why Chris Dodd should be taken more seriously
  • Tom Tancredo - a republican Congressman and presidential candidate calling for bombing Mecca, "just because".
  • Young. Republican. President. Rapes. Man. Who says republicans aren't all about "family values"?
  • Mitt Romney's military age family - supporting the troops by campaigning for dad

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Call in number is 718-508-9410.

Monday, August 6, 2007

FrameWork Talks FISA: Monday August, 6th @ 5PM PST

FISA: Why Democrats Caved and How to Fix It

Clammyc, thereisnospoon and theKK talk about the recent capitulation of Democrats on FISA in the House and Senate and the rhetorical environment in which they took place.

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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007

What is the NEXUS?

New to Political Nexus? Maybe you met us at Yearly Kos or the Netroots Candidates Celebration. Either way, welcome!

Political Nexus is all about taking new media to the next level, with Netroots Radio programming and some of the blogosphere's most intriguing bloggers and personalities and candidates. We also have fabulous cartoons and artwork from DavetheRave.

Hosts clammyc, thereisnospoon and theKK explore a variety of topics on our four shows, with a number of guest bloggers and voices:

Don't Hijack My Thread
On Topic
10 Minutes With

We're off for the week but will be resuming our broadcast schedule August 6th. Please check the site for updated times and call in information.

And be sure to explore our already recorded shows and interviews, accessible here on the site and for older shows at our blog talk radio pages. And tune in for an exciting line-up of interviews, rollicking in-depth discussions and LIVE! call in shows.

Political Nexus: Yearly Kos Edition!

It's been an exciting week here at Yearly Kos but don't think we've been slacking--we recorded a live Don't Hijack My Thread here from the exhibit hall with the folks from Blog Talk Radio.

This show features clammyc, thereisnospoon and special guest Occams Hatchet. Topics include:

The Minnesota Bridge Collapse
Imports from China: The Toy Recall
Petraeus' September "Progress" Report in Iraq
Selling Arms to the Saudis

You won't want to miss this show--it's our best yet! But you have to do a little work: Just click here and download the listing for the 11:30am Epluribus Media show for August 3.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007