Monday, April 30, 2012

Fox Introduces Segment On May Day Occupy Protests With Footage Of Soviet Military Parades (VIDEO)

Has Ed Schultz gotten a little too big for his britches?

He is one of the most vocal defenders of the American labor movement we have, but has liberal talk radio, and MSNBC host, Ed Schultz became too big of a star?

Schultz, a 20 year veteran of talk radio, actually got his start as a conservative talker out of Fargo, ND. According to an interview with the LA Times, his ideology began to change after visiting a Salvation Army cafeteria in 1998.

I began listening to Schultz on the internet around 2007. When I moved back to Minnesota in 2008, I was glad to know he was on the airwaves on Minneapolis' KTNF-AM950. I really enjoyed his no nonsense style, as well as his ability to identify with blue collar working folks.

About a year and a half ago, I was overjoyed when a member of KTNF's marketing team invited then co-host, Roger Shaver and I to the studio to meet Ed, who was just finishing up a broadcast from their studio. It didn't take long for me to feel a little put off, when all we really got out of the deal was a 2 minute photo op, before he and his wife had to be whisked off in their snazzy Escalade livery cab. I was told later that MSNBC contracted with that particular company. I must have had that "not good enough to ride in a regular taxi" look in my eye. This was the first time I've ever been disappointed with any contact I've had with a "celebrity."

You have to understand, in 30 years of pushing a hack, I've had celebs and ball players in my cab, too numerous to mention. I don't get star struck very easily. I didn't view Ed as a celebrity, as much as I did a champion for the liberal cause.

I hate to say it, but I think the bright lights of 30 Rock have changed this once humble champion of the common man. Of late, he's real short with callers to his show, even going as far today, as dressing down an obviously nervous caller (most of them are) for asking if he could "say something."

He's also made a point of saying that he doesn't want to talk to Republicans, saying that he doesn't "like" them. I know as a talk host, I have a long way to go to reach "Big Eddie's" lofty perch, but one thing I do enjoy is debating with opposing views. That doesn't mean I like Republicans any more than he does, but I feel how else can you give your position any credibility if you're unwilling to shoot down the FOX News talking points when presented with them.

Schultz's recent changes have not made me mad enough to flip on the oldies music station when he comes on. But what it has done has made me appreciate the humility of a talker that I feel is much more informative, and educational to listen to, Thom Hartmann.

I say this only as a listener, and a strong believer in liberal talk radio, Mr. Schultz, I suggest you might want to go back to your roots. A little humble pie goes a long way.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A brave young man

Last year, I told you the story about young Nicholas, the now 7 year old boy, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a little less than a year ago. Things were going good for a while, but have now taken a turn for the worse. Please join me in praying for this brave young man, who sadly may not live to see another Christmas.

Thank you...

Nicholas' Caring Bridge page

Watch: Sandra Fluke Responds to Latest Attack by Limbaugh Over Student Loans

Watch: A tribute to Paul Wellstone, one of America's last great Liberals

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Editorial Cartoon from Steve Sack: Now the #MNGOP knows what the poor have to do to pay rent - via @StribOpinion

Green News Report for April 24th via @TheBradBlog

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf, 2 years on: Bizarre mutations in the Gulf ecosystem; First criminal charges finally filed; BP's billion-dollar settlement on hold; PLUS: Never mind Earth Day --- Mitt Romney wants to double down on coal.... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' w/ Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen
April 24, 2012

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More info on today's report here...

Watch: Liz Cheney and John Bolton Rewrite Bush Years, Claim Torture Caught Bin Laden

Watch: Vintage Bill O'Reilly

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Watch: RNC spokesperson confirms Romney's economic policies are just Bush's policies microwaved

Watch: Still voting for Mitt Romney?

Minneapolis low watt right wing talk host stalks University professor

This studio is up in my neck of the woods. Maybe, I should pay them a visit some night. One hint: I'm not an elderly professor.


Updated: I understand that one of the hosts of this show, Jack Tomczak, has been suspended by the this station.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Watch: Coulter - 'Negroes' Need More Guns Because of 'Democratic KKK'

MN state rep, Mary Franson (yes that Mary Franson) finds Earth Day prayer in chamber offensive

Listen to this, and tell me if there is anything offensive.

By reports, Rep. Franson wasn't even in the chamber, yet she felt the need to tweet this.

I was just beginning to give her credit for some common sense too, after introducing the bill that would ban employers from requiring employees to provide social media passwords. Needless to say, I'm mildly disappointed.

Watch: Lee Camp - 33 Corporations Which Paid No Taxes from 2008-2010 Have Ties to ALEC

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tagg Romney thinks it's cool that Ted Nugent endorsed daddy

BTW.. I see that the Romneys went to the same child naming scholl as did the Palins.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Watch: Fox News Contributor Blames Obama's 'Disdain' for Women on 'Marxist' Father

While in Illinois, Walker compares himself to Lincoln. Others have a differing opinion

Listen: Ted Nugent Compares Himself To 'Black Jew At A Nazi-Klan Rally'

Never thought it was possible to make Jesse Ventura look sane.

The Brad Blog Green News Report - Tuesday, April 17th

Note: The Green News Report will be a regular feature on this blog, and on our show.

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama calls for crackdown on Wall St. oil speculators --- cue rightwing freakout in 3..2..1..; Taxpayers save lives in latest tornado outbreaks; New rules for frackers; PLUS: Good news for millions who depend on water from the Himalayas.... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
'Green News Report' w/ Brad Friedman & Desi Doyen
April 17, 2012

Click to listen (or download)
More info on today's report here...

Watch: Rep Virginia Foxx (R - NC *go figure*) has "very little tolerance" for people with lots of student loan debt

Watch: Just how did Mitt Romney get so rich?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Watch: Damn those Godless liberals. Uh oops...

Next time a conservative wants to preach the Gospel to you, tell 'em to mend their own fence. The American Values Network is working to get this aired on television. Go to for information on how you can help.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Incredibly stupid tweets-Part II via @donnalashe, @shootingfurfun, @hoplite300, @preciousliberty

Incredibly stupid tweets - Part I. via @NathanHale1775, @kesgardner, @CatMackster, @hey_sherm, @GeneTaylorUSA

This didn't take long to compile. I expect there'll be more later.

This guy went deep with a few more gems, but he blocked me from embedding them. Chicken!

Had to snip this off my TweetDeck timeline before it was erased...

How easily are you shocked?

Listen: Gasbag Limbaugh just can't get away from racial euphemisms

Monday, April 2, 2012

VIDEO- Trayvon Martin BLUNT: Noyz in the Hood via @GottaLaff

Are we in a parallel universe? Bill O'Reilly is defending transgender woman's right to enter Miss Universe pageant

Can't help but think there is an alterior motive. I can't help but think if the young lady was American, instead of Canadian, he'd be boo-hooing about how how Ms. Talackova was a disgrace to the pageant. It's too good to be true to think O'Reilly has turned over a new leaf.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Watch: Ron Paul: "I'm trying to save the Republican Party"

As someone who firmly agrees with Dr. Paul's position on this country's military intervention policy, I'm afraid that stance is the single reason he has not garnered more support from the primarily chicken hawk Republicans.

This is the type of disrespect the First Lady gets.

This is the work of @MEEchelleO. His shtick is to post insulting quotes and images of First Lady, Michelle Obama.

See what a 5th grade education, and an outdated version of Microsoft paint will get you?