Air America, Orkut

So, my community, “Air America Deathwatch” appears to have been deleted by Orkut. I’m sure someone probably reported it as bogus, but I didn’t get thrown in Orkut Jail, which tends to happen over these kinds of things.
I decided to look a bit more at Air America’s ratings now, since they’ve managed to be on the air six months now…..
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Air America is on KSMM/WMIN. KSTP and WCCO are the big talkers in the market.
Al Franken and his Public Radio gigglebitch are both from Minnesota.
KSTP and WCCO have a combined 12.8. KSMM and WMIN have a combined 0.8.
In New York City, WLIB is back to where it was before AA made it the flagship station (it was broadcasting in like Korean, I think), and WABC still has over three times as many listeners.
Yep, this is a successful operation.
And once again, it proves not that liberals can’t do talk radio — that’s not what it proves at all. It proves that radio amateurs can’t do talk radio.
Alan Colmes is a good talk show host. I much prefer him to some of the right-wing idiots (hello, mister weiner!). Al Franken is a shitty talk show host, saddled with a public radio leech who whispers into her tinny low-budget microphone.
Randi Rhodes is barely adequate. She’s maybe good enough to handle an afternoon show in a mid-sized market.
Don’t get me started on the other hosts, it’s just not worth the effort to type….


Zataran’s has started selling rice bowl jibbies, ala, Uncle Ben’s. I’ve been trying them out… The jambalayas are a bit over-seasoned, as most commercial Cajun food is. But they’re still pretty good for frozen food.
The red beans and rice, however, are actually really good! Like, I’ve been unimpressed with most commercial red beans and rice offereings (Popeyes’ are pretty pathetic), but these are actually pretty close to what you’d make, or get in a place on the Gulf Coast.
I’m awake. I ended up having to go back to work this morning. It sucked. Then I had a weird dream (actually, it’s one that I wouldn’t mind having come true, but I won’t share…tough), and woke up from that.
I should attempt to go back to sleep, I think. Imma be worthless at work tonight.

In search of…..

Glenn Beck said a few months ago that John Kerry takes the headlines of the day, and disagrees with them.
Mark Steyn, who’s quickly becoming one of my favorite columnists, points this out in a column. But it’s more insidious than just disagreement.