READER COMMENTS ON
"Ladies And Gentlemen, Mr. Brad Friedman!"
(19 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 7/12/2005 @ 11:32 pm PT...
He doesn't look like Dick Cheney at all. I'm relieved.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/12/2005 @ 11:36 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 1:07 am PT...
I have this disturbing re-occurring vision of Winter and Steve slinking around town in a black SUV with a brief case containing Brad's secret permissions handcuffed to one of their wrists!
No Winter, wrong codes......that was the nuclear missile launch sequence.............BUGGER, sorry China!
Welcome back Brad
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 1:21 am PT...
There were a few other names that WP missed that need to be recognized for helping pull this thing off:
Bradbloggers Shadowtwinchaos and Eternalchaosinc really put in a lot of time in the beginning to get this thing going- so much so that they burned their computers out and were left to hang out at the library for internet access! (Probably why I haven't seen posts from them during the Blogathon- anybody seen them?)
Nana (where are you, I miss you) was there with enthusiasm and many good suggestions in the planning process.
Kira, as always, was a source of encouragement and motivation, and, as usual, performed, with aplomb, her job as sort of unofficial hostess and go to commenter of the Bradblog on many threads during the Blogathon.
I should also mention Bushw@cker, MMIIXX and Dawookie who, despite time zone differences and strange accents, lent their ideas and sent their "good vibrations" from across the seas.
Thank you to all of you and to anyone else who helped but was missed in the credit roll here by Winter Patriot or myself! You all made a difference.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 2:44 am PT...
Well Done Dr Steve, Winter and the other heavy lifters (they know who!) for organizing this sensational inaugural Brad Blogathon with its stellar cast of guest bloggers!
I was out of town for part of it and as KIRA posted, the head is hurting with the extent and quality of the posts I'm yet to read!
You've all done a great thing pulling this off!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 5:37 am PT...
Many thanks to everyone for working so hard on this. Sorry I wasn't there for y'all, but at least Winter Patriot's Whispering Campaign got some exposure during my travels. Hopefully the next one will hit at a time when things are a little more settled here and I'm not being pulled between three states and don't have a tribe of kids camping out in my living room floor (although my keyboard is getting some much needed rest).
Um..there is gonna be a "next one", isn't there?
I'm extremely proud to be a (sometimes silent) part of this group. It's nice to be associated with people who pay more than lip service to the cause of liberty and free press.
In the words of my favorite former high school substitute teacher: "Y'all done good"
Soooo...y'all gettin all geared up for the impeachment parties?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 5:38 am PT...
BTW, we now know for sure who BRAD is...but where's the photo of Winter Patriot?
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 5:47 am PT...
Congrats to one and all!
Great posts. Lots to catch up on.
Hey Brad, can you put the cool pic on the website (instead of the tobacco cause one)?
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 6:37 am PT...
I like the tobacco cause one. It makes Brad look like an old time PI.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 6:49 am PT...
I, too, was absent for much of the Blogathon...life just got in the way big-time...most annoying.
I really hope there is a next time!
I am inexpressibly grateful for people like Brad, Steve, WP, Larisa, John Conyers, Fitrakis, Koehler et al, who are out there fighting for us, for ME!! as I stumble through my crazy little life.
Thankyou. Thank you. Thank you.
Bring on the impeachment parties!
Oh and, even though it was certifiably nuts to change french fries to freedom fries, how bad an idea is it to pursue...I dunno...maybe some leftist coffee shop in DC?...changing peach pie to IMpeach Pie???
Too absurd=rightwing-ish?? Or does anybody know of a nice leftie establishment with a sense of humor?
Just a thought.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 9:31 am PT...
Welcome home, Brad! This was fun, but we've missed you!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 10:17 am PT...
You folks are all amazing! What an incredibly nice thing you have done. Makes me want to cry!
Welcome back, Brad. Get to work, huh?
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 12:42 pm PT...
No conspicuous British and American Tobacco product placement in this pic!
Geez, what a handsome devil!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 12:53 pm PT...
Wow! There was one big name left off that thank you list. Winter Patriot, you are THE MAN! Most people out there can only have an inkling of how hard you worked before and during this event to make it what it was. You gave it all a touch of class (not to mention one heck of a lot of elbow grease), that even the Big Man himself must have been impressed by.
I certainly realized one thing. Winter Patriot is a VERY big part of what makes this Blog so special and why people would be motivated to "beat their heads against the walls" to try to earn some money to keep it going. I won't pretend we did as well as I'd hoped we would (really, not nearly). But I will hope that people that haven't contributed so far (and maybe even a few that have) will take a look at what we put together for this Blogathon and MORE IMPORTANTLY, what Brad has created here and what he is trying to do for our democracy (with FAR TOO LITTLE COMPENSATION) and they will be motivated to help him, as he so deserves, to move forward in his efforts. PLEASE DONATE TO THIS BLOG TODAY!
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 4:01 pm PT...
I sent the following note to email@example.com
(the email request line for Sirius radio)
I tried to listen to Radio left on Wednesday at 1 pm Central and all I could get was Lynn Samuals (CHOKE) on both 143 and 144 so off I went to local FM radio.
Somebody should be listening to the Archives of The Brad Show which can be found at http://bradblog.com/BradShow/
Brad Friedman has the best progressive talk radio show on the airwaves and we should be able to pick him up on Sirius Radio.
For more news, Internet muckraking, and all around trouble making, please see http://www.BradBlog.com
*** The BRAD SHOW On the Air via RAW RADIO!
*** Now LIVE on Saturday Nights from 7p - 11p ET!
Perhaps if 6 or 7 others would find there own way to contact the likes of Sirius Radio, XM Satellite radio and Air America we might shake some trees and see some apples fall.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 4:35 pm PT...
I love this blog. Thanks, Brad.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 7/13/2005 @ 8:55 pm PT...
Slicer #15 --
Helluva good idea you have there! Lets help get Brad on Air America or similar (non-IBC) network. Maybe if a few 6 or 7 of us bugged them until...
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 7/14/2005 @ 2:25 pm PT...
#15 & #17
Here's my request to Air America Radio :
Thank you soooo much for your really great shows. I love Al Franken, Majority Report, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy --- who am I leaving out???
Oh yes, that brings me to my request ... I would be thrilled beyond belief if I could hear Brad Friedman --- http://bradblog.com/BradShow/ --- (The Brad Show) on Air America.
Please consider my request. The link above has archives of Brad's excellent interviews with many extremely important people for our cause.
Any other ideas?
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 7/15/2005 @ 4:42 pm PT...
Brad, I know you're a handsome actor, etc...etc....
...but we need more great journalists, not more actors!!!! (lol) Stick with the journalism, you're one of the all-time best!