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Jamie returns from Washington D.C. where he performed for godless atheists and high people across the hall from an event starring anti-choice politician, Bob Casey.
Jamie appears in a new book by Paul Provenza and Dan Dion, “¡Satiristas!” featuring wonderful interviews with Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Lewis Black, George Carlin, Conan O'Brien, Robin Williams, Richard Lewis, Roseanne Barr, and more. The book is available for pre-order here, and comes out May 11 (http://www.amazon.com/Satiristas-Comedians-Contrarians-Raconteurs-Vulgarians/dp/0061859346).
Comcast has joined forces with the Tea Party movement in the form of “Right Network,” a television/web/phone venture that hopes to “entertain, engage, and enlighten Americans who are looking for content that reflects and reinforces their perspective and worldview.” Comcast now denies the partnership. Allison and Jamie explain the danger of such a union, and also why Conservatives aren’t funny. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/18/right-network-pro-america-pro-business-pro-military-sensibilities/)
Now that Comcast has denied the partnership with Right Network, Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz says the liberal blogs should be embarrassed. Allison asks: Why? (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/20/howard-kurtz-misses-the-point-of-rightnetwork-story/)
Allison made the mistake of watching Morning Joe on MSNBC while Jamie was away. The panel was charged with discussing Mexican drug cartel violence, but decided to do so without mentioning drug decriminalization once. Allison explains why that’s insane. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/21/honestly-discussing-mexicos-drug-violence-and-the-failed-war-on-drugs/)
Then, it’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve liberals smoking and taking drugs, how Jamie may have destroyed a burgeoning romance, but strengthened a relationship between father and daughter, and recommended reading for those of you who are new to politics.
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