Flattered and confused 

The always brilliant Nicole Sandler, formerly of Air America Radio, has asked me to join her for a conversation on her new show, tonight at 7:30 EST. 

The audio & video streamshttp://radioornot.com

Hashtag  #shoqradio

CALL IN (join us): (213) 291-9410

I have no idea why, or what we will talk about, but so long as I'm not expected to vote Republican, I'll try anything… once.

I'd Like Your Help

Unless Nicole shuts me down, I'd like to experiment with Twitter interaction a bit than most radio guests do. So feel free to Tweet anything to the Twitter Gametag  #shoqRadio, if you think it's relevant to the discussion.  And more importantly, listen for questions or cues I put out, asking for things you might look up and respond with answers or link resources.  Naturally, I can't promise I'll be able to use anything you tweet, so don't guilt me out later :)

If you want either of us to read a link on the air, it's far easier if you register the URL with a bit.ly "custom alias," so that this:

http://bit.ly/b1dmhB  becomes this: http://bit.ly/gametag

If you tweet that custom tag, remember to turn off your Twitter Client's shortening service, or it will try to shorten the custom tag (and that would be a bad thing).

Also, if you tweet to us, please remember that talking, reading and tweeting can be hard, so keep those tweets short and simple.  Sending two brief and clear tweets is  better than a complex tweet.


I have done radio twice in my life, and both times concerned Twitter.  One reason I love Twitter is that I can take my time and say what I want to say, and can compose at my leisure. If I was great at speaking extemporaneously, I'd probably get laid more. 

So bear with me, and don't expect the snarks to roll off my tongue as they sometimes do from my fingers.  Also, when I speak, I get serious about the shit that makes me mad. There's a lot of that, lately, so brace for it :)

Cover me, I'm goin in…

My Definitions

These are definitions I have created at UrbanDictionary.com.  If you visit them, please vote them "thumbs up?" Thanks!   Note: All terms are to the best of my knowledge, my creations, except where indicated by "*", in which case, I was defining a term coined by others.

* As far as I am aware, Hatriot was first coined by me, but it's not my definition at UD. I'd been using it for over 15 years online, and I am widely credited with first use by many, especially on Twitter where I've used it regularly since 2007. I originally used it in an AOL chat room. A Lycos search at that time (there was no Google) turned up 0 hits. Someone finally added it to Urban Dictionary last winter, when Twitter people were retweeting it almost daily.

** Teapublican was my definition, but I did not coin the term.

About Urban Dictionary

I'm learning that sometimes you have to sidestep certain Wingnut hall monitors at Urban Dictionary to get some terms published. It's really too bad Urban Dictionary is such a poor product. The concept really needs to be done properly, with more respect for crowd sourcing protocols.  It's just too easy for random trolls to "judge" what gets submitted, with no real appeals process short of just resubmitting the whole definition again and hoping for a new reviewer. Ever so lame.

Story:  James O'Keefe, Fox News and Andrew Breitbart-backed superhero and ACORN video pimp, arrested for plot to wiretap Senator Landrieu's office.



O'keefe admits to plot in Landrieu's office

FDL blogger: O'Keefe's statement is riddled with falsehoods, Mediamatters

Media Matters: Not-so-Breitbart and the story of James O'Keefe, Mediamatters


The Original AP Story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN and the son of a federal prosecutor were among four people arrested and accused of trying to interfere with phones at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office.

The Entertainment Value By @Karoli

Fox News is quite beside themselves over it, beseeching everyone to wait for context. Because surely there must be some reasonable explanation for O'Keefe to be in Senator Mary Landrieu's office poised with his finger on the phone video button while two 'workmen' (one of whom is the son of Acting US Attorney Bill Flanagan) paid a visit to the phone system under the pretense of 'repairing' it.

Gawker: What We Know about the Young Republican Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

So who are the four geniuses who got arrested by the FBI yesterday for—apparently—trying to tap the phone of a sitting U.S. senator?

O'keefe Speaks!

Well, sort of. Here's what he posted on Twitter

Accomplices, Accessories, and the Implicated

The Accomplice?  Is it this Stan Dai? Sure sounds right.

STAN DAI, Lisle, Ill., attends The George Washington University majoring in Political Science. He is editor-in-chief of The GW Patriot, an alternative conservative student newspaper, a Club 100 Activist of Young America’s Foundation, and an Undergraduate Fellow on Terrorism of the Foundation for the Defense of the Democracies. He is co-founder of GW’s Students Defending Democracy, a volunteer on several political campaigns, and active in the GW College Republicans and GW Colonials for Life. He was a 2003 Honorable Mention in the U.S. Institute of Peace Essay Contest.

Andrew Breitbart says arrest not related to him or his BigGovernment site.

But he's paying alleged wiretap plotter O'Keefe "a fair salary" (cough).

The Right Wing Spin

The "They were set-up meme.' by Larisa Alexandrovna

Warning: The preposterousness of the right wing in this article could make your sides split from all the mirth.

Despite the fact that four men hatched a plot (which they admitted to) to impersonate telephone repairmen, three of whom entered a federal building while one remained in a car nearby with a "listening device," and allegedly attempted to bug the office of a US Senator, some people on the right actually think that James O'Keefe and gang were somehow entrapped.


When Fox first got the story. Hillarious.