Air America rides into sunset while Johnny Cash lives on

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It's been a week since Air America left the airwaves in Phoenix.  In the stories relating the liberal talk programs demise, the press notes that AA was launched as a 'counterweight to conservative—dominated' radio.  It has become clear that Air America is just simply dead weight.

With hosts such as Al Frenken and Randi Rhodes, it's a wonder the program continues anywhere in the country.  George Clooney may want to consider a movie about these radio stalwarts and call it 'Good Bye and Good Riddance.'

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Brokeback Mountain was less than golden in the eyes of the Academy voters who named Crash the best movie of 2005.  While Crash was a good movie, Walk the Line was a great movie.  Problem is, Johnny Cash, a real cowboy, found Jesus and chose to follow a biblical mandate and visit the imprisoned.  That's too much for the Academy who famously overlooked Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ for any awards in the year it drew millions to the box office.

For those of you wish to honor Mr. Cash's legacy of visiting the imprisoned ("For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."), please visit the website of Arizona's FreshStart Fellowship here

J. James Estrada    3 09 06

It's been a week since Air America left the airwaves in Phoenix.  In the stories relating the liberal talk programs demise, the press notes that AA was launched as a 'counterweight to conservative—dominated' radio.  It has become clear that Air America is just simply dead weight.

With hosts such as Al Frenken and Randi Rhodes, it's a wonder the program continues anywhere in the country.  George Clooney may want to consider a movie about these radio stalwarts and call it 'Good Bye and Good Riddance.'

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Brokeback Mountain was less than golden in the eyes of the Academy voters who named Crash the best movie of 2005.  While Crash was a good movie, Walk the Line was a great movie.  Problem is, Johnny Cash, a real cowboy, found Jesus and chose to follow a biblical mandate and visit the imprisoned.  That's too much for the Academy who famously overlooked Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ for any awards in the year it drew millions to the box office.

For those of you wish to honor Mr. Cash's legacy of visiting the imprisoned ("For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."), please visit the website of Arizona's FreshStart Fellowship here

J. James Estrada    3 09 06