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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 19,567

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xpost from GD: Making Sense with Steve Leser this week. We interview Amanda Marcotte on Feminism

The show will air Sunday night at 7pm on BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--amanda-marcotte-interview and on Monday at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am radio in Inland Empire California.

This week, we have a special Making Sense with Steve Leser. We interviewed Amanda Marcotte, who writes for Slate and Pandagon and is the author of the books "Get Opinionated" and "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments".

We talked with Amanda about gun control and the setbacks to Federal gun legislation and we discussed feminism issues concentrating on Steubenville and sexual assault topics.

As always we will have our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense over this past week and if we have time, we will discuss deliberations of the Gay Marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

Don't miss a special Making Sense with Steve Leser this week. We interview Amanda Marcotte on Guns a

The show will air Sunday night at 7pm on BlogTalkRadio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/31/making-sense-with-steve-leser--amanda-marcotte-interview and on Monday at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am radio in Inland Empire California.


This week, we have a special Making Sense with Steve Leser. We interviewed Amanda Marcotte, who writes for Slate and Pandagon and is the author of the books "Get Opinionated" and "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments".

We talked with Amanda about gun control and the setbacks to Federal gun legislation and we discussed feminism issues concentrating on Steubenville and sexual assault topics.

As always we will have our Hall of Fame and Shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense or shameful nonsense over this past week and if we have time, we will discuss deliberations of the Gay Marriage cases before the Supreme Court.

Updating my prediction from 5-4 to 6-3 Striking down at least Sect 3 of DOMA and Prop 8



Hoping & wishing.

Tom Tomorrow's "This Modern World" Cartoon on the Pundits who were wrong about Iraq

I did a big segment on gun control during my show tonight.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/24/making-sense-with-steve-leser--iraq-aftermath-gun-control

It's the second segment and begins at around 20 minutes in. I'd love to get the feedback of the folks here in this group about it.

xPost from GD: Radio show this week: Aftermath/Costs of Iraq, Losing Gun Control Fight, Steubenville

Am Crossposting here because I discuss Rape Culture in the segment on Steubenville. Thanks to RedQueen for her link to rantagainsttherandom.wordpress.com in an OP in GD. I actually corresponded with Lauren Nelson from rant against the random and her comments are included in the segment.

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Don't miss the next episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser Airing Sunday March 24th at 7pm Eastern time on Blogtalk radio (link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/24/making-sense-with-steve-leser--iraq-aftermath-gun-control
)and on Monday, March 25th at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am Inland Empire's NBC Radio Affiliate (link: http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/ )

I will be talking about:

1. Our lead story this week is the cost and aftermath of the Iraq war

2. Then as I predicted, we are losing the fight for meaningful federal Gun control this year

3. The Steubenville Rape Case Jury has returned two guilty verdicts and the case continues

As always, we will finish with our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If we have time, we will also have our Listener Feedback segment where this week’s topic will be: "Are corporations’ people, do they deserve the same rights as people?"

xPost from GD: Radio show this week: Aftermath/Costs of Iraq, Losing Gun Control Fight, Steubenville

Am Crossposting here because I discuss Rape Culture in the segment on Steubenville. Thanks to RedQueen for her link to rantagainsttherandom.wordpress.com in an OP in GD. I actually corresponded with Lauren Nelson from rant against the random and her comments are included in the segment.

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Don't miss the next episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser Airing Sunday March 24th at 7pm Eastern time on Blogtalk radio (link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/24/making-sense-with-steve-leser--iraq-aftermath-gun-control
)and on Monday, March 25th at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am Inland Empire's NBC Radio Affiliate (link: http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/ )

I will be talking about:

1. Our lead story this week is the cost and aftermath of the Iraq war

2. Then as I predicted, we are losing the fight for meaningful federal Gun control this year

3. The Steubenville Rape Case Jury has returned two guilty verdicts and the case continues

As always, we will finish with our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If we have time, we will also have our Listener Feedback segment where this week’s topic will be: "Are corporations’ people, do they deserve the same rights as people?"

Hans Blix on the terrible mistake of the Iraq war.

I've talked a lot about the UN Weapons inspectors angle including a whole segment of my show here http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/04/making-sense-with-steve-leser--iraq-war-special-and-week

Blix confirms many of my assertions including that he himself thought he would find WMD when he went back to Iraq in November of 2002 as most of the world thought that WMD existed in Iraq at that time. But as the inspections went on and sites were visited with no WMD found, the US and UK governments reacted strangely to that news.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/18/opinion/iraq-war-hans-blix/index.html

Hans Blix: Iraq War was a terrible mistake and violation of U.N. charter
By Hans Blix, Special to CNN
March 19, 2013 -- Updated 0836 GMT (1636 HKT)

The Bush administration certainly wanted to go to war, and it advanced eradication of weapons of mass destruction as the main reason. As Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has since explained, it was the only rationale that was acceptable to all parts of the U.S. administration.

The WMDs argument also carried weight with the public and with the U.S. Congress. Indeed, in the autumn of 2002 the threat seemed credible. While I never believed Saddam could have concealed a continued nuclear program, I too thought there could still be some biological and chemical weapons left from Iraq's war with Iran. If not, why had Iraq stopped U.N. inspections at many places around the country throughout the 1990s?

On February 11 -- less than five weeks before the invasion -- I told U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice I wasn't terribly impressed by the intelligence we had received from the U.S., and that there had been no weapons of mass destruction at any of the sites we had been recommended by American forces. Her response was that it was Iraq, and not the intelligence, that was on trial.

And during a telephone chat with Tony Blair on February 20, I told the British prime minister that it would be paradoxical and absurd if a quarter of a million troops were to invade Iraq and find very little in the way of weapons. He responded by telling me intelligence was clear that Saddam had reconstituted his weapons of mass destruction program.

Radio show this week: Aftermath/Costs of Iraq War, Losing the Gun Control Fight, Steubenville

Don't miss the next episode of Making Sense with Steve Leser Airing Sunday March 24th at 7pm Eastern time on Blogtalk radio (link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/24/making-sense-with-steve-leser--iraq-aftermath-gun-control
)and on Monday, March 25th at 2pm Pacific time on KCAA 1050am Inland Empire's NBC Radio Affiliate (link: http://tunein.com/radio/KCAA-1050-s31934/ )

I will be talking about:

1. Our lead story this week is the cost and aftermath of the Iraq war

2. Then as I predicted, we are losing the fight for meaningful federal Gun control this year

3. The Steubenville Rape Case Jury has returned two guilty verdicts and the case continues

As always, we will finish with our Trademark weekly hall of fame and shame for those politicians and prominent individuals who made great sense, or shameful nonsense, respectively.

If we have time, we will also have our Listener Feedback segment where this week’s topic will be: "Are corporations’ people, do they deserve the same rights as people?"

Catholic DUers, I'm VERY Interested in feedback on the Pope Francis segment of my last show

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2013/03/17/making-sense-with-steve-leser--cpac-new-pope-and-more

Please feel free to respond here or PM me. The segment starts right at about the 16th minute of the show in case you want to fast forward by clicking ahead on the progress bar.
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