Today I finished mulching the strawberry & asparagus bed. The garden is coming along and I was thinking tonight how good it is to be digging in the dirt again. It rained this afternoon so I had to quit and come inside. It’s good for the peas I planted a few days ago. I’ve planted 3 types of peas: snow peas, alaska peas and english peas. I have to build something in the beds for them to climb on. In the past I’ve used river cane poles tied together but I’m thinking of trying some wire fencing this year.
I’m watching Rachel Maddow on MSNBC and she’s talking about the “Tea Bag Protests.” Looks like some Ron Paul folks are getting on board but mostly it’s supported by right wing billionaires and covered heavily by FOX news. Dick Army is behind it too. They seem to have ignored Obama’s middle class tax CUTS. weird.
Speaking of taxes…time to mail them off kids. Am I going to see you on the local news at 11:55p 4/15?
Today I spent most of the afternoon listening to panal discussions upstairs in the big tent. Air America sponsored 3 of the sessions with even a quick visit from Rachel Maddow.
She introduced the first group before scurrying off to her new digs at MSNBC. She will, by the way, be keeping the radio gig in addittion to having her own show on TV. I think it starts September 8th and will follow Keith Obberman. As someone said today the number of progressives on television has been rapidly increasing lately and has now gone from 1 to 2…
Gotta go get some rest so I think (and write)
Air America Radio Host Has a New TV Show on MSNBC
Rachel Maddow will replace Dan Abrams as host of the 9PM hour on MSNBC, the New York Times’ Bill Carter reports.
Just last month in a Times article by Jacques Steinberg, MSNBC president Phil Griffin declared Maddow “at the top” of a “very short list” for those who should have their own show,
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Great profile of Maddow
This is a great story and she is one of my favorite radio/tv news & opinion on air people. I started listening to her on Air America a few years ago. Here’s a few things I’ve learned about her…
She has a PHd and is a Rhodes Scholor…(translation: she’s smart as crap)
She’s an open lesbian & her partner’s name is Susan
They are from the North Hampton area of Massachusetts (Or have lived there at some point)
She’s really funny
She can go head to head with these super right wing-nuts any day of the week.
She has a blog in addtion to her daily radio show and tv appearences
She’s pretty darn cute…take a look
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The Rachel Maddow Show – Airs Live 6-8 P.M. Eastern
Rachel Maddow is the host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Air America Radio. It airs Monday-Friday 6-8PM Eastern on Air America affiliates coast-to-coast, online at airamericaradio.com, and on XM Satellite Radio.
Rachel has a doctorate in political science (she was a Rhodes Scholar) and a background in HIV/AIDS activism, prison reform, and other lefty rabblerousing. She shakes a mean cocktail, drives a bright red pickup, hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives, spends a lot of money on AMTRAK tickets, and dresses like a first-grader.
She is 33 years old and lives in New York City and rural Western Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.