Saturday, November 11, 2006
As many of you now know, my wife, the beautiful, lovely, talented Adrienne Shelly, was brutally murdered in NYC on Nov 1. The events of the past 10 days have been tragic and devastating to me and my family, and it's been the outpouring of love and support from friends and family, and my friends and family in the Blogosphere, that's been a tremendous source of comfort. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your concern, kindness and, especially, your memories of Adrienne and how she and her work in film affected you and inspired you. I also want to congratulate you all for helping to change our great nation this week. It's the start of a new day, and now my family must begin anew as well. It will be a long, hard, painful process, but we will make it. And I promise you that the blog will back just as soon as I am ready and able to start writing again. My sincerest, heartfelt thanks to you. Keep up the fight.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
The midterm elections, war in Iraq, the Kerry controversy.....there's no shortage of hot topics to discuss with the irreverent, insightful Mark Karlin, editor and publisher of BuzzFlash.com. Karlin is tonight's guest on The Ostroy/DeLaite Report...Where Democrats Play Rough. BuzzFlash.com provides headlines, news, and commentary to over 5-million readers monthly.
The Ostroy/DeLaite Report...Where Democrats Play Rough, is a weekly political call-in talk show that tackles the Right Wing spin machine head on (www.OstroyDeLaiteReport.com). It covers the ever-changing political landscape with guests that include Michigan Congressional candidate Nancy Skinner, New York Congressional candidates Kirsten Gillibrand and John Hall, Nomi Prins, Mark Crispin Miller, WABC Radio's Ron Kuby, Marc Maron, nationally-syndicated radio host Stephanie Miller, Russ Baker, BradBlog.com's Brad Friedman, Mark Green and Fox News Political Analyst Kirsten Powers. The show airs every Wednesday at 6:30PM in NYC on Time Warner channel 67. It can also be viewed live over the internet at MNN.org. Just follow the steps to "Watch MNN/ch 67."
And mark your calendars for next Wednesday Nov. 8th, as we welcome back MSNBC political analyst, Democratic strategist and former Howard Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi for a post-election round-up.
We all know how dirty politicians have been playing as the clock winds down towards Tuesday's critical midterm elections. One ad in particular, the shamelessly racist attack ad produced by Tennessee Repug Bob Corker in his hotly contested Senate race against Rep. Harold Ford Jr., has been parodied by co-creators Dan Rosen and Kevin Rooney, friends of our friend Emily out in Los Angeles (Emily's in the ad). It's a riot, and dead on. It's called "Congressman, Call Me". Check it out. It's been getting a ton of hits on YouTube, and I'm told it's going to be featured some time Wednesday on CNN.