Saturday, May 31, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 31, 2008

McClellan's Book Blew The Lid Off Of Everything! Must see video below!

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McCain Reacts To McClellan: ‘Every Intelligence Agency In The World And Every Assessment’ Said Iraq Had WMD...the problem with this statement? IT'S NOT TRUE!!!!!


...more on the rightwing media propagandist front:

Mark Impomeni is a blogger/propagandist at AOL's “Political Machine” and at You can read the back story to this video at this post and read my back and forth with Impomeni at this article he wrote about Karl Rove's appearance on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

The gist of the story is that despite Karl Rove repeatedly refusing to deny involvement in the Don Siegelman prosecution to Stephanopoulos, Impomeni headlined his story about the interview, “Rove Denies Tampering With Investigation”. This is precisely the type of cover Rove was looking for from the media despite his careful language never denying anything.

When confronted with many examples of headlines opposite to his own, Impomeni wrote: “If this were any other figure but Rove, the media would be reporting the comments exactly as I am”. Thus, Impomeni thinks himself the only one with any journalistic integrity. But it gets worse:

“Raw Story, Josh Marshall, The Carpetbagger Report, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, News Corpse, Veracifier, and Crooks and Liars at a minimum are hardly bastions of independent and unbiased journalism. I personally would also question MSNBC and Dan Abrams.”

Hence the video labeling Mark Impomeni “Today's Worst Person In The World”.



The New Daily NEPA/AAA DAILY GAS RECORD: $3.94/gallon-$59/tank; $1.46/gallon-$21/tank when oilmen Bush/Cheney took office

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.948 $4.162 $4.346 $4.940
Yesterday $3.943 $4.156 $4.340 $4.939
Month Ago $3.619 $3.816 $3.984 $4.425
Year Ago $3.076 $3.242 $3.386 $2.938

Highest Recorded Price:

Regular Unl. $3.948 5/31/2008
Dsl. $4.940 5/31/2008


Friday, May 30, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 30, 2008



After calling the military dead in Arlington "awesome", Bush says 6 years into the War of LIES, after a million dead Iraqi civilians, over 4,000 dead American soldiers, tens-of-thousands maimed, Americans & Iraqi's dying from depleted uranium, a billion tax dollars a week:"we're learning as we go".

Who's and...??? So, first you LIED us into a war, and now you are admitting that you don't know what the fuck you're doing and you're "learning as you go along"? Oh! No rush! We didn't know that! You're "learning as you go along"! Take your time! We didn't know that! Continue to ruin the our country and the world and kill people while you're learning! Why didn't you just say this 6 years ago? I think you're learning everything as you go along. Whaddya tink about dat!

President Bush said Wednesday that rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan is proving difficult as the wars rage on, and "we're learning as we go."

The Army recorded 115 soldiers' suicides in 2007, the highest total since it started counting in 1980, the service announced Thursday. That's more than twice the 52 suicides in 2001, the low point reached as the war on terrorism started.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sought here Thursday to rally international support for Iraq while denying new charges the Bush administration misled the public into invading the country.

Ex-Bush Aide: McClellan Getting Ripped For Telling The Truth

Gingrich thinks Bush is doing a good job when we're attacked...and when we're not's "all good" with Bush! According to Gingrich: He did a good job when he didn't prevent the 9/11 attacks, he's doing a good job preventing attacks since 9/11...but it's too bad we don't have a 'reminder attack' now, to remind people of the good job he's doing...if we had another attack!?!?! Newt Gingrich is FULL OF SHIT! He's saying, we should like Bush whether we get attacked or not! WTF? Does he think we're stupid?

Gingrich quips Bush should have allowed some 'reminder' attacks

Speaking a month after the Democratic Party had recaptured majorities in both houses of Congress, and just following his own resignation as Secretary of Defense, Rumsfeld suggested that a new 9/11 could be the corrective for American complacency:

When will the Republicans introduce legislation for retroactive immunity for the bankers? Just wonderin'.......

NPR: A big unanswered question is whether the Wall Street investment banks that were packaging these mortgages knew they were selling garbage loans to investors. A wave of litigation is starting against these firms. One former worker whose job was to catch bad loans says her supervisors covered them up.

This is what happens because of unAmerican hate-mongers like Michelle Malkin:

A report that mosques in Los Angeles and San Diego are under federal surveillance has resurrected fears in the Muslim community about government monitoring and led two civil rights groups Wednesday to call for congressional hearings.

The former chief military prosecutor for terrorism trials at Guantanamo Bay thinks the Defense Department has punished him for testifying publicly that he faced political pressure to speed up the cases and to use evidence derived from torture.

Defense lawyers accused the government of rushing defendants accused in the Sept.11, 2001, terror attacks to trial at Guantánamo to influence the U.S. presidential elections, and asked a military judge to dismiss the case in a court filing obtained Thursday.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May. 29, 2008

Scotty's book.

In What Happened, Scott McClellan offers withering portraits of George Bush and Karl Rove, confirms we went to war in Iraq under false pretenses, and that we were serially lied to about the outing of Valerie Plame.

Video McClellan on 'Today': CIA leak case a 'turning point'

Dem congressman calls on McClellan to testify about book's revelations


On Wednesday night, CNN's Jessica Yellin talked to Anderson Cooper about Scott McClellan's tell-all memoir and agreed with the former press secretary that White House reporters "dropped the ball" during the run-up to war. But Yellin went much further, revealing that news executives--presumably at ABC News, where she'd worked from July 2003 to August 2007--actively pushed her not do hard-hitting pieces on the Bush administration.


Israel Bars One of its Most Prominent Critics, Norman Finkelstein, for 10 Years

Norman Finkelstein was arrested and deported from Israel last week and told he’s barred for ten years. Finkelstein is known one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We speak to Finkelstein and the human rights worker he was on his way to visit, Musa Abu Hashhash.

The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz has published an editorial criticizing the Israeli government’s decision to ban American academic Norman Finkelstein from entering the country. Last Friday, Finkelstein was arrested at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv and questioned by the Shin Bet security service for several hours. It later became known that he had been banned from entering Israel for 10 years, for so-called “security reasons.”

Finkelstein is known one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The Ha’aretz editorial reads in part: “Considering his unusual and extremely critical views, one cannot avoid the suspicion that refusing to allow him to enter Israel was a punishment rather than a precaution….The right to enter Israel is not guaranteed to noncitizens, but the right of Israeli citizens to hear unusual views is one that should be fought for. It is not for the government to decide which views should be heard here and which ones should not. The decision to ban Finkelstein hurts us more than it hurts him.”

Norman Finkelstein joins me now in the firehouse studio. We are also joined on the telephone from Hebron by Musa Abu Hashhash, Professor Finkelstein’s friend whom Norman had intended to visit. We called the Israeli embassy and New York consulate to invite them on the program but they declined our requests.

DN! Video of Finkelstein Interview


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 28, 2008

King George W. Bush's government lawyers told federal judges that the president can send the military into any U.S. neighborhood, capture a citizen and hold him in prison without charge, indefinitely. "Conservatives" remain silent on the matter!

Bush on the dead military buried in Arlington: "They're an awesome bunch of people". He speaks like a little kid! They're awesome??? (hat tip to Drumbo for pointing this out)

"They're an awesome bunch of people and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.".


Playing on HBO: "Recount"

Corrections: In Which the New York Times Perpetuates the Myth It Created -- That Bush Won Florida in 2000

Supreme Court Stops Reruns of HBO's 'Recount'

here's the report [PDF] showing that Al Gore did, in fact, receive more votes in Florida in 2000 than George W. Bush

HotPotatoMash: NY TIMES Perpetuates The Myth - It Created - That Bush Won Florida In 2000

Rush Limburr 'n duh NYTimes tolded me dat Bush won every recount in Flerida in 2000, 'n duh HBO movie "Recount" wuz wrong!

HBO's 'Recount' and Kevin Spacey lose Florida, but may win Emmy elections with Katherine Harris


Maybe we're NOT so stupid! The Department of Transportation said figures from March show the steepest decrease in driving ever recorded. Compared with March a year earlier, Americans drove an estimated 4.3 percent less -- that's 11 billion fewer miles, the DOT's Federal Highway Administration said Monday, calling it "the sharpest yearly drop for any month in FHWA history." Records have been kept since 1942.

Wake up! People! More on the propaganda front!

By Williams' estimation, the government's calculation that unemployment was 5 percent in April and that inflation was 4 percent and economic growth 2 percent over the last year, is fantasy. It might even be disinformation.

The New Jersey native is leading a one-man crusade to expose official economic data as grossly misleading at best and, at worst, a pack of lies. His Shadow Government Statistics Web site ( has become a magnet for those convinced that official data put a happy-talk gloss on the nation's economy. The growing popularity of the site, which costs subscribers $175 a year, is testimony to the deep suspicion many Americans harbor about government information as the economy falls into a swoon.

Did you see this on corporate ANBCBSNNX? It's not worth a mention? Wake up!

The American academic Norman Finkelstein has been arrested and ordered deported from Israel. Finkelstein arrived in Tel Aviv earlier today on his way to the Occupied Territories. He was immediately detained and told he is banned from Israel for ten years. He’s expected to be deported tomorrow. Finkelstein is known one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.


Learn about great Americans like Utah Phillips, who are shut out of the corporate media on purpose. Did you ever see him on ANBCBSNNX? Think about it! Learning doesn't stop when you get out of school! I just learned about the great American Utah Phillips, please watch this video! And learn! Aren't you sick of corporate pundits like Rush Limbaugh telling you what to think? I'm sure Rush Limbaugh hates Utah Phillips...and you have Democracy NOW! news, if you have DISH or DirecTV, start watching it! Instead of the corporate line they spoonfeed idiots! Come on! Do it! I'm learning myself, as I do this blog! Learning what the corporate media doesn't want us to know!

Utah Phillips: "If we play our cards right, pretty soon it won't be 'alternative media' They fight with money, we fight with time. They're going to run out of money, before we run out of time. So let us be patient, and you do your work, and I'll do mine."

Democracy NOW! DISH channels 9410 & 9415, DirecTV channel 275:

The “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest”: Legendary Folk Musician, Activist Utah Phillips, 1935-2008

Utah Phillips, the legendary folk musician and peace and labor activist, has died at the age of seventy-three. Over the span of nearly four decades, Utah Phillips worked in what he referred to as “the Trade,” performing tirelessly throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The son of labor organizers, Phillips was a lifelong member of the Industrial Workers of the World, known as the Wobblies. As a teenager, he ran away from home and started living as a hobo who rode the rails and wrote songs about his experiences. In 1956, he joined the Army and served in the Korean War, an experience he would later refer to as the turning point of his life. In 1968, he ran for the US Senate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. For the past twenty-one years he lived in Nevada City, where he started a nationally syndicated folk music radio show. He also helped found the Hospitality House homeless shelter and the Peace and Justice Center. We spend the hour with an interview with Phillips from January 2004.

DN! transcript or DN! video

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 27, 2008

ABC's George Stephanopoulos talked with Karl Rove about his role in the prosecution of Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Rove repeated the claim that he learned about the prosecution in the newspaper but refused to deny that he had contacted the Justice Department to discuss the prosecution.

When asked to explain himself in the light of day, as he was on This Week, Rove stumbled badly. His attempts to parse and twist words, so effective from behind the scenes in the Bush White House, don’t play as well when the heat’s on him.



So, if Obama beats Hillary, you'd rather vote for John McCain, a man who has a 25-year history of voting against a woman's right to choose? A man who over the last eight years that NARAL has released a pro-choice scorecard has received a 0 percent rating (in his time in office, Obama has received a 100 percent rating)? A man whose campaign website says he believes Roe v. Wade "must be overturned"? A man who has vowed that, as president, he will be "a loyal and unswerving friend of the right to life movement"?

Unmasking McCain: His Reactionary Record on Reproductive Rights

McCain Defends Opposition To GI Bill In Memorial Day Speech


Jeffrey DePrimo of Pittston, Pa., where I live, just died in Afghanistan. He is on the A-D list.

List of all the troops killed in Iraq & Afghanistan, by name, from Brad Blog:

In Memoriam: U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq & Afghanistan as of May 22, 2008 [A - D]

In Memoriam: U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq & Afghanistan as of May 22, 2008 [E - K]

In Memoriam: U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq & Afghanistan as of May 22, 2008 [L - R]

In Memoriam: U.S. Troops Killed in Iraq & Afghanistan as of May 22, 2008 [S - Z]


More proof Billary Clintons are too close to the Republicans:

Clinton, Bush supporters say opinions offered on MSNBC compromise news reporting on NBC

"You're not doing what we want! Like FOX NEWS!"

Twice In One Week: The White House Goes After The Media. First, the White House spoke out against NBC News and its editing of Richard Engel's interview with President George Bush.

How dare you ask a conservative pundit what Neville Chamberlain's appeasement was! You're not supposed to do that! You're supposed to just let conservative pundits yell a bunch of shit!


Jimmy Carter says Israel has 150 nuclear weapons, newspaper claims(bd: you know our stance on that! it's OK if Israel has nukes, but not Arab countries!)

A veteran State Police forensic scientist hanged himself yesterday under circumstances shockingly similar to the suicide of another state police official just eight days ago. (bd: Yeah, right! "suicide" the DC Madam! These guys were working on a high profile case, and committed "suicide"! btw...what happened to the autopsy of the DC Madam? Never heard a thing about it!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 26, 2008

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Why do so many in the liberal media simply move on to another topic after stating that Bush took the nation to war based on a lie?

The new movie: War, Inc. John Cusack & Jeremy Scahill speak about the movie and the Iraq War on Amy Goodman's Democracy NOW! There's not 3 better people you should be learning about right now, than Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill (author of "Blackwater"), and activist/actor John Cusack!

War, Inc. Official Movie Site

Cusack and Scahill Go After War Profiteers on Amy Goodman Show


Above: Billary Clintons

What Game Is Hillary Playing? Nothing reveals the Clintons' lack of principle so clearly as their assertion that Dem Party rules should be abandoned.

Hillary's Latest: It's Obama's Fault

McCain Puts His Temper on Full Display with Anti-Obama Rant. The Republican reveals his inner hot head with an audacious shot across the bow to Obama. If John McCain goes ballistic every time he's mildly criticized by Barack Obama, this is going to be a much more interesting campaign than I thought. Yesterday Obama said this:

The steady disclosures of past lobbying activity by campaign aides, and the struggle to minimize firings, continue to plague John McCain's presidential campaign -- but the reality is that these problems only get worse the deeper anyone digs. There you'll find an anti-cigarette tax campaign on behalf of Lorillard Tobacco and a full-scale campaign to persuade the US Senate to approve use of Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste site.

McCain's Ethical Dilemma: Campaign Filled With Lobbyist Kingpins

McCain's Campaign In Troubled Stretch...Resignations, Disarray, Lobbyists, Lobbyists, Lobbyists...

Why did CNN hire Castellanos, who has a history of using "racially charged" tactics? And why won't it note he's advising McCain?

Martin Amis & Chris Hitchens: Vicious Racism Concealed by a British Accent. The American right wing, desperate for articulate hate mongers, is importing UK polemicists to stir the base up against the Muslim/Arab "enemy."

Pundit on FOX "news" (wink wink) says "Osama" instead of "Obama" (for the 1000th time this "accident" has occurred on FOX "news"), and then jokes about killing Obama! How can they "accidentally" say "Osama" instead of "Obama" so many times with a straight face? If you are a Kook-Aid drinker, I guess you think this is "fair and balanced"!

GAO, DOD inspector general to investigate Pentagon’s propaganda program

Legal scholar Jeffery Toobin explained that the “real agenda” behind voter ID laws is “to help Republicans”:

NationStates is a free nation simulation game. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a Utopian paradise for society's less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Care for your people or deliberately oppress them. Join the World Assembly or remain a rogue state. It's up to you.


The Mars Phoenix Lander has just successfully landed near the north pole of Mars on its mission to search for water.


The New Daily NEPA/AAA DAILY GAS RECORD: $3.93/gallon-$59/tank; $1.46/gallon-$21/tank when oilmen Bush/Cheney took office

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.927 $4.139 $4.322 $4.918
Yesterday $3.915 $4.127 $4.309 $4.905
Month Ago $3.593 $3.788 $3.956 $4.440
Year Ago $3.087 $3.254 $3.398 $2.945

Highest Recorded Price:

Regular Unl. $3.927 5/26/2008
Dsl. $4.918 5/26/2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 25, 2008

Remembering local Pittston soldier who just died in Afghanistan.

During his childhood, his sisters recall he often played with military action figures like GI Joe. At times, he would drag his siblings outside their Pittston home to play Army.

Thousands of private counselors are offering free services to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health problems, jumping in to help because the military is short on therapists.


Think about the Bush administrations ties to big oil the next time you're pumping in $58 for a tank of gas!

History Flashback: In 2001, Chevron changed the name of it's oil tanker "Condoleezza Rice", so it wouldn't be a huge, floating reminder of the Bush administration's ties to the oil barons. No, I am not kidding. Rice was on the board of Chevron for 10 years before being named to the Bush cabinet, and Chevron actually named one of their oil tankers after her. Think about THAT when you're filling up your gas tank next time!

George W. Bush, 1978-84: senior executive, Arbusto Energy/Bush Exploration, an oil company; 1986-90: senior executive of the Harken oil company. Dick Cheney, 1995-2000: chief executive of the Halliburton oil company. Condoleezza Rice, 1991-2000: senior executive with the Chevron oil company, which named an oil tanker after her.

Prior to taking a position as President George W. Bush’s Chief of Staff, Andrew Card served as the principle lobbyist for General Motors. Just one year earlier, Card was head of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association (AAMA, which is no longer in existence), where he used his lobbying skills to combat the tightening of fuel efficiency regulations. Card contributed close to $10,000 to the political campaigns between 1999 and 2000, and General Motors gave approximately $813 million in campaign funds, 68% of which went to the Republican Party.

2001 Flashback: Leaving a wave of controversy in its wake, one of the most visible reminders of the Bush administration's ties to big oil - the 129,000-ton Chevron tanker Condoleezza Rice - has quietly been renamed, Chevron officials acknowledged yesterday.

I predicted a while back, $4/gallon by Memorial Day...looks like we're almost there!

The New Daily NEPA/AAA DAILY GAS RECORD: $3.90/gallon-$58/tank; $1.46/gallon-$21/tank when oilmen Bush/Cheney took office

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.904 $4.116 $4.297 $4.900
Yesterday $3.861 $4.071 $4.250 $4.851
Month Ago $3.545 $3.738 $3.903 $4.442
Year Ago $3.086 $3.253 $3.397 $2.935

Highest Recorded Price:

Regular Unl. $3.904 5/24/2008
Dsl. $4.900 5/24/2008

Energy expert: Gas could reach $15 per gallon


Things to do locally in NEPA, there's lots of fun things to do around here so you don't have to travel far and waste gas! Give yourself a dose of NEPA!

Personally? I love the Red Sox and hate the Yankees, but I'm a temporary Yankee fan when I see the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees! We went the other day, and it's a lot of fun for everyone! We are very fortunate to have this in our area! We won special tickets, and got a tour: we got to go on the field, in the dugout, in the bullpen, in the booth with the announcer and all the computers running all the scoreboards, and then we got free hats! Then we ate in the restaurant, and watched part of the game from there. Awesome!

Statement of the day: My wife said to me, "You cannot be trusted with tomato sauce!"


John McCain and the Death of Conservatism. John McCain's presidential campaign is based upon a single premise: "I'm well prepared to continue the Bush era." Despite his unearned reputation as a maverick, McCain is a rock-ribbed conservative who advocates the same flawed ideology that has driven every Republican administration since Reagan: a bloated military establishment, a neutered Federal bureaucracy, lower taxes for the rich and powerful, and incompetent management.

WSJ: McCain 'on the defense over ties to lobbyists'


The Existentialist Cowboy:

FBI Evidence that Indicts George W. Bush for Mass Murder, War Crimes and Torture. A 370-page report by the Justice Department Inspector General references an FBI investigation of US torture that accuses the Bush White House, the National Security Council, the Pentagon and the Justice Department with 'ordering and planning' torture, including 'procedures' that resulted in death to 'detainees'. In other words --murder!

CIA Protects Al-Qaeda Group From Extradition. Jundullah organization, blamed for bombings in Iran, being advised by U.S. intelligence reports ABC News

Get your propaganda straight, would ya? U.S. ambassador to Iraq, David "Crock of Bullshit" Crocker, said "Al Qaida in Iraq near defeat".

Whoops! He was LYING!

This syndicated propagana story was in the local Wilkes-Barre Citizen's Voice this morning:

BAGHDAD - The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for his moves to rein in Shiite and Sunni militant groups.

But NOW...I find THIS story on the CV's website, and not the one that was in the paper!

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. military distanced itself Sunday from remarks declaring al-Qaida in Iraq close to defeat, saying the terror network is "off-balance and on the run," but remains a very lethal threat.

And then, read THIS:

Iran brokered a temporary peace between two warring factions of the American-backed government – in part to keep American forces, particularly airpower, from turning Sadr City into a charnel house. But that is not how it was portrayed by the ever-faithful toter of White House water, Michael Gordon, of the NYTimes!

LEONARD PITTS: Conservative pundits long on rhetoric, short on the facts. Don't read this column yet. First, I want you to do something. Google ''Chris Matthews + Kevin James.'' This will bring up video of the latter, a conservative L.A. radio pundit, being questioned by the former last week on MSNBC's Hardball. You must see this video.

ES&S Electronic Voting Machines...We Have Them In Luzerne County!

Look at this! ES&S is the same electronic voting machine company that makes the e-vote machines we have here in Luzerne County! Why do the people in charge keep telling us how wonderful they work? How can we trust our election results? This is a bi-partisan issue that affects Republican voters AND Democratic voters...ALL voters! What does Lenny Piazza have to say about this? The same company makes ours! They're not making ours good, and other ones bad!

Outcomes Changed in Multiple Arkansas Elections After Wide-spread ES&S Touch-screen Voting Machine Failures. Disparities of Thousands of Votes, Faulty Flash Cards, At Least One Race Overturned After Tabulation Failures Discovered...

Massive (And Wholly Predictable) ES&S Touch-screen Failures in Arkansas and West Virginia. Who Could Have Forseen It?!...Apparently not Senators Feinstein and Bennett Who Have Announced New Federal Legislation Which Will Allow the Use of These Very Machines for Years...

Second Arkansas Election Overturned in a Week Due to ES&S Voting Machine Failure...

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Big Dan's Big News May 24, 2008

WILK's Corbett hits the ground running, to immediately, suspiciously defend her as usual, as if someone from the Clinton Machine is handing him a script. We all know a veteran politician like Hillary chooses her words carefully, and this was no accident. Hillary is not showing the judgement required of someone to take the highest office in the land.

Clinton Kennedy Assassination Reference: Raises Bobby's Death To Explain Why She Stays In Race (VIDEO)

"My Husband Did Not Wrap Up The Nomination" Until June ... "Bobby Kennedy Was Assassinated In June" ...

David Rees: Hillary Clinton: "Why Would I Drop Out Before Barack Obama Is Assassinated?"

Reagan Aides See Echo Of The Gipper In Obama Diplomacy

Chuck Hagel Takes On McCain, Repeatedly Praises Obama


Ironically, the book that got me interested in politics years ago.

This is why I hate Republicans! Comedian Al Franken is running for Senator in Minnesota. The Minnesota Republican Party on Thursday circulated a letter from GOP women calling on Franken to apologize for a sexually explicit satire he wrote for Playboy magazine 8 years ago. First of all, I guess it didn't bother them back then. Second? He's a comedian and it was comedy from 8 years ago! 'Porn-O-Rama!' describes a fantasy visit that Franken makes to a virtual sex institute, guided by a voluptuous futurist trained in Minnesota. Franken writes that 'since I've been married 23 years, I naturally chose' virtual oral sex, and he describes the experience in explicit detail. Sex with robots! Gee, sounds like what it's probably like, married to these GOP women!

GOP women want Franken to apologize for satirical 'Porn-O-Rama!'

Sex writing by Franken cited in race

Playboy, junta tied to Senate hopefuls

Sex with machines? It was a joke. Al Franken, the humorist and satirist running for the Senate in Minnesota, has written and told many of them in his time. But it's no laughing matter for the Minnesota Republican Party, which has unleashed a searing piece of opposition research on Franken: His own column, penned in 2000, for Playboy, complete with graphic sexual descriptions about a certain mechanical fantasy.

And here it is! The sexually deprived GOP women's statement:


Grow the fuck up, would ya? I think there's a war going on, and gas is $4...


McCain's elitist beer heiress wife finally releases tax returns; made over 6 million in 2006! Guess SHE isn't worried about $4 gas!

Shamnesty? McCain suffers right wing backlash over immigration flip-flop

Two of Sen. John McCain's top campaign chairmen are serving on the board of an independent organization that is behind a new attack ad against Sen. Barack Obama, an apparent violation of the Arizona Republican's new conflict of interest policy.

Washington Post: John McCain boasts that he can save $100 billion a year "immediately" by eliminating the so-called earmarks that legislators attach to spending bills to finance pet projects, usually in their home state. But he has refused to say exactly which projects he would cut, and his estimates of the amount of money that is being spent on earmarks have been challenged by independent experts.


President Bush ‘Strongly Opposes’ 0.5 Percent Increase In Military Pay Because It ‘Is Unnecessary’

Biden: ‘This Is The Worst Administration In American Foreign Policy In Modern History, Maybe Ever’


The New Daily NEPA/AAA DAILY GAS RECORD: $3.86/gallon-$57/tank; $1.46/gallon-$21/tank when oilmen Bush/Cheney took office

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton Regular Mid Premium Diesel
Current $3.861 $4.071 $4.250 $4.851
Yesterday $3.816 $4.022 $4.200 $4.781
Month Ago $3.529 $3.721 $3.885 $4.441
Year Ago $3.080 $3.247 $3.390 $2.937

Highest Recorded Price:

Regular Unl. $3.861 5/23/2008
Dsl. $4.851 5/23/2008

Republican Lou Barletta says that Democrat Paul Kanjorski has "indicted himself" and "the whole Democratic Party by admitting to deceiving the people to get elected." He ignores, of course, that the Republican Party jackasses are the ones who got us into this war of lies in the first place and have no intention of every getting us out, costing us a billion dollars a week. But I guess Barletta is used to costing the taxpayers $$$, he cost them a million dollars with an illegal immigration ordinance that all experts said he would lose...but he did it anyway. It was exposed that his website for this was started by Rick Santorum staffers, isn't that deception? I'm voting for the jackass I know, I don't want to find out how much the jackass I don't know is going to cost me!

For those of you who say Obama isn't being specific on the issues, how about this one-trick pony with his illegal immigration issue?

GOP raps Kanjorski for saying Dems 'stretched the facts'