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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:44 PM
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Anyone else notice an increase in the billboards advertising the Patriot
AM 1280 lately? I swear there are at least 3 huge ones in a 2 mile radius from my apt. in St. Paul. It's like a nightmare or something...every where I look...the patriot! :mad:
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:24 PM
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1. Does anyone know
The range of paintball guns?

Not that I'm suggesting anything of course. :evilgrin:
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:41 PM
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2. Have not been through St Paul
recently so I cannot say for sure. I am appaled that they can use the term "The Patriot" for their station. Like you cannot be a "Patriot" unless you listen to Salem Broadcasting (that "Christian" network) right wing brand of it.
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Demrock6 Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:05 PM
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3. Perhaps it has something to do with Clear Channel...
and their spin of right wing propaganda. Remember the "Our Leader" signs with bush* on them. See if it is a Clear Channel sign!

By the way does Clear Channel have anything to do with Faux News Channel, owned by News Corps?
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:30 PM
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4. Two seperate
companies on paper, though the upper management idologies are quite similar.
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Supormom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:26 AM
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6. Clear Channel uses faux news
as its "news source" but they are two distinct companies.
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 09:56 PM
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7. just noticed a Faux logo on the billboard closest to my house...
btw, how many paintballs would it take to cover that bs up?
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:18 AM
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5. the worst part is their "intelligent radio" slogan
but I'm glad to see that Bill Bennet can tear himself away from the casino long enought to bellow into a microphone a few hours a day.
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progree Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-16-05 10:13 AM
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8. We need to advertise AM 950 Air America Radio
The only way I know how on a limited budget is for each of us to do some kind of get-the-word-out.

I carry a "AM 950 Democracy Radio" sign around the Uptown area and down Lake Street and up Hennepin Ave. about 2X a week.

Yes, it is embarrasing. I get a lot of questions like am I being paid? Answer: no, I'm just a listener.

However WE NEED TO DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY OR WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOSE ELECTION AFTER ELECTION AFTER ELECTION. You think this election was close? It was a blowout when you adjust for the fact that the economy is lousy and a war going badly and yet Bush still won.

I have no doubt that the right wing's total domination of talk radio for the last 10+ years has had a huge impact on peoples' attitudes and has been more than the margin of victory for Republicans. Not just rednecks but many ordinary people. I watched my liberal mother start talking like a right-wing shrew. My regular decent non-rich sister listens to one, and her attitudes on many issues are affected by this nonsense. Or the garbage truck driver spouting "the earth is not fragile" and other rightie nonsense.

People are trapped in their cars on long commutes and have nothing to listen to except music (boring for many of us over 30) or talk radio. In the Twin Cities, there's MPR, and then there's right wing radio and that's it. (Yes, I know about KFAI).

Until AM 950 came along (now called Air America Minnesota after who knows how many name changes and radio station changes).

Now we need to get the word out. Door knocking during campaigns is great, and the opportunity for a minute or two conversation once in a while with a swing voter. But someone who begins listening to AM 950 is getting not the equivalent of a minute or two conversation once in 4 years but dozens or hundreds of hours of exposure to something much closer to the truth.

So yes, it is embarrasing carrying that sign. But Granny D walked across America when she was 89 and 90 for her cause. If she can do that for her cause for a year, I figure I can do it for liberal talk radio on my walks a couple of times a week.

I hope there is a grass-roots movement in the Twin Cities to collect some money and then ask AM 950 to use it to advertise itself.

Once again - AM 950 is our main voice in the Twin Cities. Ringing doorbells once every 4 years IS NOT ENOUGH to change many minds.

Progree
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Demrock6 Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-05 12:46 PM
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9. Agreed! I wonder if they have bumper stickers or something.
If you find one let me know.
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suegeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 12:52 PM
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10. Sieg Heil on your Radio Dial
Back when I first started to smell a rat about the government's conspiry theory about 9.11, I called the radio station to see when AM 1280 the Fascist went to the Nazi talk format.

It was in the summer of 2001, almost like someone knew the country was going to be attacked, and they wanted to seize on the psychology of the moment.
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