Thursday, July 31, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 31, 2008

My first big fundraiser Day II !!! Jason Vo needs a mouth operation. He works, but has no health insurance. O'Malley and Miller from Clarks-Summit, Pa. are donating the operation for free (thanks!) but Jason needs $400 for anesthesia. Jason is 27 years old and has needed this operation for about 9 years. He is now missing work and getting fevers due to absesses in his mouth. This stems from 5 impacted wisdom teeth which should have been taken care of years ago. They have since wrecked the surrounding teeth and he has infections and absesses in his mouth. He could die if it's not taken care of. I gave Jason a blank check and signed it, telling him that if there were no donations, I would pay the entire $400 minus any donations. The operation is this Friday Aug. 1 @ 11:45am. Finally! After all these years!

Donations can be made by calling O'Malley & Miller @ (570) 586-5300. Ask for Dale. They take credit cards. Tell them you'd like to donate towards the $400 for the anesthesia for Jason Vo (pictured on the right, you can tell he's not related to me, how can you tell that???). You can verify this when you call, mention Jason Vo who has an operation this Friday at 11:45am.

Come on! You aren't going to make Big Dan pay for the whole thing, are ya? I don't have a lot of money! Give $10 if you can! I'll pay for it all if I have to, though! I'm on the hook for $400 minus any donations. Jason has the blank check from me, signed, and will fill it out for $400 minus any donations. And I'm not backing out! End of story!


Wake up, Republican voters! I'm not bashing YOU, I'm bashing your PARTY that has been taken over by FASCISTS! Wake up, Republican voters! They don't represent YOU! YOU'RE not like this! Have you had enough? Have they tricked you long enough? They say they're "for the troops", and they aren't! McCain voted against almost every bill to aid veterans! Just like his Republican counterparts! There's no excuse for this! Then they'll get their fascist 1/2 billionaire media guy Rush Limbaugh to spin it! A bill backed by the Paralyzed Veterans of America was blocked by the REPUBLICANS! What's going on here???

Senate Republicans block effort to aid paralyzed vets

The Navy Times: “We have a war with many veterans who suffer some from spinal cord injuries or paralysis,” said Lee Page, associate advocacy director for Paralyzed Veterans for America.


Loan dissenting vote against banning lead toys from China by Congressman Fu Kiu; claims toys won't be as "SPAKAWY" (sparkly)...PLUS, he has huge lead holdings and claims he won't be able to "get wid of all da lead I have"...

House votes 424-1 to ban lead in toys


The House Judiciary Committee has voted 20-14 to approve a contempt of Congress resolution against former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for his failure to appear after a Congressional subpoena.

2005 White House hiring directive: ‘Place as many of our Bush loyalists as possible.’

In order to support Bush’s message, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman went on Fox News today to push the claim that offshore drilling is safe for the environment. But in the midst of his interview, Bodman repeated the right-wing lie that no oil spilled in 2005 during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:

Secretary Of Energy Repeats Katrina Oil Spill Lie: ‘Not One Case’ Where Oil ‘Spilled In The Environment’ (below)


Documents show Georgia's Secretary of State knew of Diebold patch

GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

Republican Cybersecurity Expert Confirms 2002 Election Fraud in Georgia

2004 article: The Diebold paperless touch-screen voting system was first deployed on a statewide basis in Georgia for the 2002 election. The outcome in Georgia was a “stunning” and “historical” upset in which Republican candidates won both the governor’s mansion and a seat in the U.S. Senate. The Republican challengers in Georgia had been trailing the Democratic incumbents in both races by 5 to 11 point margins the week before the race.

Although most Georgians expected incumbent Sen. Max Cleland to win, the Diebold voting system declared the dark horse Republican candidate Saxby Chambliss the winner. Chambliss won 53 percent of the vote, according to the Diebold-generated tally. A similar upset occurred in the gubernatorial race in which a Republican candidate won for the first time in 130 years. The upset in Georgia was of national significance. As Chambliss says on his web site: “With our win on Nov. 5, we returned control of the U.S. Senate to Republicans and gave President Bush the tools he needs to implement his agenda for America.”

Electronic Voting Machines Exposed. An independent team of computer experts has exposed how electronic voting machines are insecurely programmed and are vulnerable to hackers who can manipulate data and steal elections without leaving a trace.


President Bush's drug warriors must really, really want to protect their ability to throw non-violent marijuana users in jail.

The White House sent at least three party crashers to a press conference Wednesday with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who has introduced a pot-decriminalization bill.

Bush drug warrior crashes pot press conference


Indecision 2008 - McCain Coverage

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 30, 2008

My first fundraiser! I'm going on the hook for $400! There is a kid we know who needs a mouth operation and has no health insurance. He works, but hasn't lately due to illness from the infection in his mouth. O'Malley & Miller from Clarks Summit are donating the operation, but the anesthesia is $400 and not donated. I'm going to pay the $400 minus any donations. Donations can be made by calling (570) 586-5300 and ask for Dale, they take credit cards. The person's name is Jason Vo and his appt. is Aug. 1st at 11:45am. If you could ask around if anyone wants to donate...the scheduled operation can be verified by calling 586-5300, ask to verify that Jason Vo has an operation scheduled for Friday Aug. 1 @ 11:45.

This is why we need universal health care! I've recently come to the conclusion that it's the people WITH health care that are stopping it. For two reasons: they are targetted by scare propaganda that their health their existing health care will be worse, and people with health care aren't concerned about people with no health care. There are 50 million Americans with no health care, and they aren't asked their opinion about it. People WITH health care are targetted with anti-universal health care tactics like "Harry & Louise" from the 1990's. Financed by the insurance corporations and those who stood to lose big profits.

I'm putting my money where my mouth is: I am not related to this person, but I'm going on the hook for the entire $400 minus any donations! I've never done this before, but I'm going to start doing things like this! Because I care about others besides myself!

If more than $400 is donated, I have an idea: let O'Mally & Miller keep it for the next person who needs help! Until the day comes when we are not THE ONLY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY without universal health care!

I'd like to add, that I called several area orthodonists to ask them to do this operation for free, and they basically said to "get fucked"! I got into a heated argument with one of them, asking if they'd do the operation if they knew he'd die otherwise, and they said, "This is a business we're running here!" I said, "Thank you for admitting that!" They said they'd call me back, and never did.


ps the Big Dan's don't have much $$$, so how 'bout donatin'???



Field of Schemes: Congress Probes How New Sports Stadiums Turn Public Money into Private Profit


OK, this is too much! Our congress labelled "PressTV" a "terrorist news outlet"! I have posted several things from PressTV in the past, I've been on their site, and they look like any other site I've been on. I have NEVER thought anything about them such as they are a "terrorist news site"!

Our government is out of control, and YOU are blind to it! This is serious!

Guess what? I purposely added PressTV to my links on the right. Know what I have to tell our congress about this whole situation?

Get us goddamn universal health care instead of banning news websites like fucking Nazi Germany or Communist Russia!!! And stop stealing our tax money for wars of lies that you make up!!! We need to boot every single clown from both parties out of this government!!!

...and I'd like to link you all to an article...

Maybe our congress doesn't want us to know about Joseph Dwyer and the vets calling the suicide hotline!

22,000 vets call suicide hotline annually. Joseph Dwyer, 26, died of an accidental overdose after a 5-year struggle with PTSD. Over 22,000 veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have sought help from a special governmental suicide hotline in the past year.


Nation's longest serving Republican senator Ted "series of tubes" Stevens indicted (also known as "crotchety old man") ...clap...clap...clap...clap...clap...clap...clap...(the "slow clap" as seen in lousy teen movies). Somehow, when he said the "internet was a series of tubes", I had a feeling he'd end up in jail...Republicans aren't getting a good grip on spying on us on the internet, because they think it's a "buncha tubes"...

Republican Senator Ted Stevens Indicted On 7 Criminal Charges

Ted Stevens once said the "internet is a series of tubes":


Daily Show: Obama's Germany speech vs. McCain's speech at sausage house:

At around 7:10 of this video, watch how McCain looks like a little kid who doesn't want to shake hands with someone he doesn't like..."Ahhhh!!! Let go of my hand!!!


Record-Setting Guitar Speed
Some guitar heroes still play the real guitar. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" begins at a frenzied pace and finishes in record-setting style (5:27). - Watch more free videos

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rightwing Pundits Incite Rightwing Terrorist!

No terrorist attacks since 9/11???

An unemployed man who opened fire on parishioners in a church over the weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, killing two and wounding seven, had expressed hatred for what he called the "liberal movement," police said Monday.

Adkisson "stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country, and that he felt that the Democrats had tied his country's hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of the major media outlets," Investigator Steve Still wrote. Adkisson told Still that "he could not get to the leaders of the liberal movement that he would then target those that had voted them in to office."

Adkisson, 58, of Powell wrote a four-page letter in which he stated his "hatred of the liberal movement," Owen said. "Liberals in general, as well as gays."

Adkisson said he also was frustrated about not being able to obtain a job, Owen said.

Inside the house, officers found "Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder" by radio talk show host Michael Savage, "Let Freedom Ring" by talk show host Sean Hannity, and "The O'Reilly Factor," by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly.

Mike Savage regularly incites idiotic listeners to hate "liberals".

Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list. 4-page letter outlines frustration, hatred of 'liberal movement'

O'Reilly, Savage, Hannity on accused church shooter's reading list

Church gunman hated 'liberal movement': police

Police: Man shot churchgoers over liberal views

No! This isn't an "UGLY CONTEST" with all these pictures of these rightwing pundits & Don Imus (and that isn't the guy from "Phantasm")...I want to make a point: DON IMUS GOT THROWN OFF THE AIR JUST FOR SAYING "NAPPY HEADED HOE"!!!

Is this ironic that I wrote this Nov. 1, 2007??? We love "irony" at BDBB!!!

Recall On Hannity/O'Reilly Books

Rush Limbaugh: Dangerous or laughable?

On the same day as the shooting, Rush Limbaugh has this on his website:

"How to Attack The Messiah Obama"

Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity: Poisoning Democracy with Vitriolic Hate. It was no surprise that Limbaugh would call for riots at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to embarrass the Democrats. Limbaugh -- and his fellow purveyors of hate on the airwaves -- are dangerous demagogues whom pro-democracy Americans too easily dismiss as poltroonish shills for the entrenched powers. It's a regular staple of the millionaire right-wing echo chamber to use the explicit or implicit language of violence. In fact, the entire "frame" of everyone from Sean Hannity to Bill O'Reilly to Rush Limbaugh is to convince their listeners that people who don't agree with these "pundits of patriotism" are the enemy and dangerous to America.

Big Dan's Big News July 29, 2008

The REAL news on Democracy NOW! on DISH channels 9410 & 9415, and DirecTV channel 275:

Today's Headlines
● At Least 60 Killed in Baghdad Suicide Attack
● 6 Die in US Missile Strike in Pakistan
● Iran Seeking “Common Ground” with US
● Israel Won’t Negotiate on Jerusalem
● Spain Issues Arrest Warrants for Israelis over 2002 Gaza Bombing
● Admin to Leave Behind Record Deficit
● Probe: Justice Dept. Vetted Applicants for Political Views, Sexual Orientation
● EPA Imposes Gag on Employees
● Assailant Attacked Tennessee Church for Liberal Views
● Blackwater Awarded Millions in Small Business Contracts
● Audit: Millions Wasted on Unfinished Iraqi Prisons, Courts
● 2 More Banks Close as Crisis Widens
● La. Prosecutors Seek Indictment of Officer in Taser Death

In Depth News Stories
● Newspapers Suffer Spate of Layoffs, Decline in Circulation, Ad Revenue, Stock Price: A Roundtable Discussion on the State of the Industry
● The Big Squeeze: Steven Greenhouse on Tough Times for the American Worker


We're seeing the "MYTH" of "Liberal Media" crumbling right before our eyes! Media shill Rush Limbaugh just got a half-billion dollar contract to say "Drive-By Media" 100 times a day! Suckers!!!!!

Study of ABC/NBC/CBS: Media Biased Against Obama. Researcher Previously Hailed by Rightwingers Counters 'Conspiracy Theorists' Who Cite 'Liberal Media'...

CBS caught editting interview with John McCain to make him look better; they edit out huge daily McCain gaffe; remember Dan Rather was fired after making a mistake? Where are all the "conservatives" who wanted Dan Rather's head? They're ignoring this! Because "their guy" benefitted! Hypocrites!!!!!

Impeachment Hearing: Bush Dead-Enders Make One Last Stand. Prospects are so bad for Republicans in the Senate that Sen. Mitch McConnell, their embattled leader, has given them free reign to vote against the party and, certainly, their unpopular president, if it will help them save their seats in November.

Anyone find it "odd" that there's hearings going on about impeaching Bush? Only C-SPAN covered it? That's not "news" according to ABC/NBC/CBS?

Gimme Some Truth! Dr. Winston O'Boogie (John Lennon). Watch Democracy NOW! news on DISH channel 9415 Free Speech TV, and LINK-TV on DISH channel 9410 and DirecTV channel 275!


Monica Goodling rears her pretty little Kool-Aid drinking head again!

Justice Department Aides Broke The Law. Ethics Panel Finds Former Officials Routinely Broke The Law In Hiring Process... Used Political Litmus Tests To Screen Job Candidates... Conducted Internet Searches For Phrases Like "Abortion," "Homosexual," And "Florida Re-Count"

Home Prices Plunge At Steepest Rate Ever. Home Prices Plunge Record 15.8 Percent In May


9/11 Primer
Above: Angle-cut beams at the site of the WTC demolitions, proof of controlled demoltion.

March 27, 2004 THE 9/11 COVER-UP COMMISSION: How the Foxes are Guarding the Chicken Coop. The Bush administration opposed forming the Commission. The persistence of a band of 9/11 widows brought the Commission into existence. After stalling, Bush signed the law creating the Commission in November 2002 -- and then stacked the Commission and stalled again.

July 29, 2005; The Bush Who Seems to be in All the Right Places: Marvelous Marvin. I have to marvel at how the corporate media, and the various government and quasi-government bodies that investigated or are investigating 9-11, have ignored curious things involving the Bush family. The one that has me most stunned right now is the information dug up and actually published (in the Prince George's Journal of Prince George, MD) way back on Feb. 4, 2003, reporting that George Bush's obscure youngest brother Marvin was on the board of directors of a company called Securacom (now changed to Stratesec) that was responsible for providing "electronic security" to the World Trade Center right up to 9/11/2001.

August, 2004 The Bush Crime Family: Four Generations of Wall Street War-Making and War-Profiteering By Dr. Eric Karlstrom

August 17, 2005 But, what else did Greenspan's lower rates achieve? Well, they achieved the results for which they were designed; they kept the economy humming along while Bush dragged the country to war, they kept the American people asleep while $400 billion per year in Bush tax cuts were siphoned from the US Treasury, and they generated what the "The Economist" calls this "the biggest bubble in history"; the housing bubble. All of these were purely political choices made at the Federal Reserve under the auspices of Fed-chairman Greenspan. Thanks, Alan.

The spies who pushed for warJulian Borger reports on the shadow rightwing intelligence network set up in Washington to second-guess the CIA and deliver a justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force


11/27/2002 Asking Henry Kissinger to investigate government malfeasance or nonfeasance is akin to asking Slobodan Milosevic to investigate war crimes. Pretty damn akin, since Kissinger has been accused, with cause, of engaging in war crimes of his own. Moreover, he has been a poster-child for the worst excesses of secret government and secret warfare. Yet George W. Bush has named him to head a supposedly independent commission to investigate the nightmarish attacks of September 11, 2001, a commission intended to tell the public what went wrong on and before that day. This is a sick, black-is-white, war-is-peace joke--a cruel insult to the memory of those killed on 9/11 and a screw-you affront to any American who believes the public deserves a full accounting of government actions or lack thereof.

December 3, 2002 The President clearly does not want to know the truth about September 11. Otherwise he would not have appointed Henry Kissinger to head an inquiry into the origins of arguably the most successful terrorist attack in history. Long an unabashed advocate of concealing and distorting the truth in the name of national security, he is the last guy who has the right to ask someone in government, "What did you know and when did you know it?" Kissinger, after all, was the member of the Nixon White House most bent on destroying Daniel Ellsberg for giving a copy of the Pentagon Papers, the government's secret history of the Vietnam War, to the New York Times. His obsession with preventing all government leaks, except those of his creation, is well documented in the Nixon tapes. And this is the man who publicly lied about everything from the bombing of Cambodia to the cover-up of the Watergate break-in of Democratic Party headquarters to the overthrow and death of the democratically elected leader of Chile.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 28, 2008

(click to enlarge electoral map)

The public opinion experts who run states with 284 electoral college votes - 14 more than the 270 needed to win - lean to or firmly support Barack Obama; states with 147 lean toward or are in John McCain's camp; and 10 states with 107 electoral votes are tossups. In other words, the site suggests that Obama does not need to win a single tossup state -- Colorado, Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, North Carolina or Indiana -- to take the oath of office on January 20, 2009.

Hillary Clinton sounding the alarm on the Bush administration's ploy to undermine women's rights...again...

The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers to accessing common forms of contraception like birth control pills, emergency contraception and IUDs by labeling them "abortion." These proposed regulations set to be released next week will allow health care providers to refuse to provide contraception to women who need it. We can't let them get away with this underhanded move to undermine women's health and that's why I am sounding the alarm.

Are Hackett & Barletta dodging birth control issues? Where do they stand on birth control issues and womens' rights issues?

Attention NEPA voters: We must have an answer on how local Republicans Hackett and Barletta stand on BIRTH CONTROL and ROE VS. WADE! Chris Hackettt has a lot of vague or non-existent answers to those questions on his website!

From Chris Hackett's website:

Hackett: "Protect innocent life. (bd: Except the innocent life of Iraqi and Afganistan civilians...90% of the people we kill over there in the war that Hackett is for, are civilians...IE: "innocent live". See? "Pro-life" to Republicans is "negotiable"...)"

Hackett: "As a person of faith and a father of four children, I recognize that all human life is sacred and created in God's image (bd: As usual, protecting life is "negotiable" with so-called "conservatives". The lives of Iraqi and Afghanistan civilians have less meaning.). I am pro-life and I will work to foster respect for the life of unborn children in every way that I can (bd: Interpretation: wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade). My wife and I are also adoptive parents and we have first-hand knowledge of the burdens that government places on those who seek to promote life in this way (bd: I have no idea what that sentence means.). As we work to discourage and eliminate abortions (bd: overturning Roe vs. Wade???), it is so important that our laws encourage adoptions and I will work to do that in Congress (bd: Get ready to adopt several million Iraqi orphans that the U.S. govt created! Or do you just mean adopt American babies?). "

Hackett: "Support traditional family values.
Beyond the sound bites that are used to divide us, there are values many of us share: family as the central institution of society; church and community as the conduit for good works (bd: I don't go to church, and I believe in separation of church & state, and that's what the constitution says.). I will continue to support family values by:

● Fostering parental involvement in our children's education through choice. (bd: Can you be a little more specific? Does that mean "school choice"? And what about students leaving college with $100,000.00 worth of student loans? I can't find anything on this OR birth control on Hackett's site.)
● Defending traditional marriage defined as between a man and a woman. (bd: What business is it of YOURS or MINE, if two gay people get married? None of your fucking business, Hackett! I've been married for 25 years, and I don't need fucking Chris Hackett to defend my marriage! Get lost!)
● Promoting adoption over abortion. (bd: Are you for overturning Roe vs. Wade, YES or NO??? Sounds like YES!)
● Respecting individual rights. (bd: Like the right to choose without having big government choose for you! How about the individual right to take drugs?)"

bd: I won't vote for a guy who's website looks more like he's running for the priesthood than someone who's going to tackle issues like the health care crisis. He says the "free market" will bring down health care prices. Isn't health care "free market" right now? He says "the last thing we need is socialized medicine." That's EXACTLY what we need! So Hackett is "OUT"! I want socialized/universal health care for all! 50 million Americans have no health insurance and 18,000 Americans a year die because of this: that's SIX 9/11's per year! 3,000 Americans died on 9/11! Health care is the biggest "terrorist"! Year in and year out, too! Not a one-shot deal like 9/11! Notice Republicans never bring up the 50 million Americans who don't have health insurance? They don't care about them! Every time I see a fundraiser for someone in our local papers, that is a reminder that we need universal health care for all, like every industrialized nation on the face of the earth, except the United States! What do you think the 50 million Americans without health insurance want? What do you think the health care that veterans and the elderly and the politicians get? SOCIALIZED!!! THAT'S WHAT I WANT, TOO!!! I'll check out Barletta's website more in depth later this week. But Hackett looks like a "hack" to me. More of the same old GOP/Bush talking points: gay marriage, abortion, and terror terror terror!!! And we can see what the "free market" did for health care prices and the foreclosure crisis! No thanks, Chris! You should've ran for office in the 80's, you missed the boat with today's issues!

Will Hackett and Barletta act like McCain in the following video, when asked these same questions about birth control??? The big secret is the Republicans aren't just against the right to choose, they're against birth control! Think about THAT when you want to plan your family, when YOU want to choose when the time is right to have children!


We read many an article on the world-wide web about mysterious cabals and individuals of prominence who are accused, singly and collectively of being the cause of the calamity, chaos and fear of these dark times. We hear about neo-cons and ZioNazis. We hear about Bilderberger and The Council on Foreign Relations. We hear about Bohemian Grove and ‘The City’ in London. We hear about bankers, bureaucrats and military industrial complexes. It is a sure thing that they all contribute to these conditions and that self-interest is the primary motive but… there is one thing that is most responsible for maintaining ‘the lie’ and for promoting the problems in this world than any single entity or collective. That thing is The Media. Your hard work has resulted in Congress cracking open the door to impeachment, justice, and peace. How can you keep it open?

15-video playlist of the 7/25/08 House Judiciary Hearing on Executive Powers


Willie Nelson In Talks To Hold Concert For 9/11 Truth

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 27, 2008


Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency



The Republicans' high-tech e-vote guru Mike Connell...flying below the corporarate media's radar...

So we learned last week that new information concerning Republican high-tech guru Mike Connell's alleged participation in computer-aided fraud from Florida to Ohio to the Swiftboaters to RNC headquarters to Congress has helped lead Ohio attorney Cliff Arnebeck to reignite a long-standing federal lawsuit concerning Ohio's 2004 Presidential Election.

We learned this week that Connell may have been threatened by Karl Rove should the GOP's "high IQ Forrest Gump" --- so described for his uncanny ability to be found "at the scene of every [GOP] crime" --- fail to "take the fall" for election fraud in Ohio, according to a letter sent by Arnebeck to AG Michael Mukasey asking for Connell's protection.

But who exactly is this exceptionally successful, yet largely-below-the-radar-until-now Republican operative?

So Who Is Mike Connell? A Clip from 'Free For All' Gives You an Idea...

Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney. Letter Sent to Attorney General Mukasey Requesting 'Protection for Mr. Connell and His Family From This Reported Attempt to Intimidate a Witness' After Tip from 'Credible Source'. UPDATE: OH AG Reportedly Asked to Provide Immunity Protection...

Could you imagine if YOU skipped your hearing? YOU would be in jail! Here's your proof that there's always been a different set of laws for politicians. Wait'll Bush starts pardonning his buddies before he leaves office!

Four peace activists were arrested in Des Moines today as they tried to make a "citizens arrest" of Karl Rove, the long-time political advisor to President Bush. "It should be Karl Rove in that van. War Criminal!" one of the protesters shouted as the four were rounded up by cops. "Where's there justice in this country?"

The four arrested were retired Methodist minister and Peace and Justice Advocate, Rev. Chet Guinn, 80, as well as three Des Moines Catholic Workers, Edward Bloomer, 61, Kirk Brown, 25, and Mona Shaw, 57. All four were cited for trespassing and released. The four maintained that they were acting within the guidelines of Iowa Code that obligate private citizens to make such an arrest if they believe a felony has been committed and turn Rove over to police officials to bring Rove before a judge for formal indictment. By law, a federal judge should consider the charges and determine if an indictment should be made.

Activists charged with trespassing after attempt to arrest Karl Rove

Missouri Police taser injured boy 19 times

Parents question why Ozark police used stun gun on injured son. OZARK, Mo. -- A family wants answers about what happened to their son that left him hospitalized. Early Saturday morning, police found Mace Hutchinson, 16, underneath the Highway F overpass over U.S. 65.

Ripping families apart (they are FAMILIES, yes, illegal immigrants actually have FAMILIES!). Why is the government toying with these people? They look the other way forever, then they do this only because elections are coming up! Any comment on the fact that the people in that area and their area congressmen want these raids to stop?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez: "This is wrong. "We've taken men and women who want to work and made felons out of them."

Iowans to congressmen: Stop immigration raids. POSTVILLE, Iowa (AP) — An immigration raid that arrested nearly 400 people in northeastern Iowa scarred a small town and tore families apart, residents said Saturday.


Other important news they're not telling you on the networks:

Republicans don't like FACTS like this; More coverage doesn't = good coverage:

The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, where researchers have tracked network news content for two decades, found that ABC, NBC and CBS were tougher on Obama than on Republican John McCain during the first six weeks of the general-election campaign. You read it right: tougher on the Democrat.

You know what really frosts me? That the networks don't bring up the FACT that when the Republicans had president Bush AND control of the House and the Senate from 2000->2006, they didn't pass offshore drilling! It was brought up, and REPUBLICANS squashed it!!! This is an election year STUNT not being pointed out by the corporate media!!!

The NAZI party-West (GOP) blocks heating aid bill; prefer to use our tax dollars to bail out more billionaire banks: WASHINGTON - Republicans on Saturday blocked the Senate from considering a bill next week that would nearly double federal aid to help the poor pay heating and air-conditioning bills.

Campaign contributions from oil industry executives to Sen. John McCain rose dramatically in the last half of June, after the senator from Arizona made a high-profile split with environmentalists and reversed his opposition to the federal ban on offshore drilling.

Attention: Read this and you won't trust Big Oil to be safe with off-shore drilling!

Special commentary by Big Dan: "The Democrats aren't taking me up on my proposal: they should tell the Republicans they'll go along with offshore drilling, if the Republicans and Big Oil sign a statement GUARANTEEING gas will be $2/gallon for the next 25 years. This will 'smoke out' their LIES, and expose that the Republicans and Bush want to give Big Oil a 'parting gift' before Bush leaves office. They'll quickly drop it, if they have to put something in writing. But what's really shocking and puzzling, is Big Oil and the Republicans even obeying the law! Why don't they just disobey the offshore drilling ban law like every other law and just start drilling? Why are they picking this one particular law to obey???"

MSNBC's Dan Abrams is creditted with stopping the rightwing media attack of questioning Michelle Obama's patriotism. Has anyone noticed these attacks have stopped? Here's why:

...MSNBC is "liberal" for pointing that out!!! "The Republican Noise Machine"'s talking point is that MSNBC, Olbermann, & Dan Abrams are "biased" for pointing out FOX "news"'s bias!!! It's "liberal" and "biased" to point out their BIAS!!!!!

Maine lawmaker makes phone-spying query. "Possibly tens of thousands of Mainers have had their private phone records leaked to the federal government without their knowledge or say so, and now none of them may ever know," he said.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 26, 2008

"I call 'Insurance Company Rules'"!!!!!!!!!!!


How many times are you going to fall for "The Republican Noise Machine" tactic of ramming talking points into the mainstream news? Like "Olbermann is partisan and over the top"? Since when is not lying (factual reporting) "over the top"? "The Republican Noise Machine" says it is, so you think it is! You repeat it!

McCain Doesn't Need a Fact-Checker; the Media Edit His Mistakes for Him. Enter Ms. Couric, who used the McCain interview on the CBS evening news, but edited out the McCain misstatement. Enter Olbermann, who did what is far too rare in cable political news: real reporting. He pointed out and documented the latest McCain mistake.

Let's get this straight: The truth isn't "liberal"! GODDAMMIT!!! The truth is the truth!!! Pointing out things like CBS editting McCain gaffes so he looks good in the "news" isn't "LIBERAL"! "The Republican Noise Machine" has labelled truth that makes them look bad: "LIBERAL"! Wake up! Will you? Don't fall for this "liberal media" label! Think about who's saying it! Rush Limbaugh is saying it!


Exposing Bush's historic abuse of power. Salon has uncovered new evidence of post-9/11 spying on Americans. Obtained documents point to a potential investigation of the White House that could rival Watergate.


The "fairy tale" that women voters who backed Hillary will now flock to McCain.

Don't insult the intelligence of women! So, women would PUNISH THEMSELVES by voting for a person who has a track record of harming womens' rights...because Hillary lost?

DEAR MEDIA: How much BULLSHIT do you think you can fabricate for us to swallow to cover up for stolen elections???

Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign and the media would have us believe that herds of disaffected women voters will be stampeding to the Republicans this year because a woman candidate won't be on the presidential ballot in November.

McCain's campaign has been making a clear play for women voters in recent weeks, hosting conference calls with Republican women and touting that his policies on national security, the economy and healthcare appeal to women voters.

But the suggestion that women -- and feminist women, at that -- will be lining up behind him is a fairytale. At least, it should be. McCain's record and policies on issues of importance to women are neither moderate nor maverick.

McSexist: McCain's War on Women. McCain is ignorant about pay equity, wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and likes to brag about his "sexual conquests" and visits to a strip club.

NEPA Flashback: Local NEPA radio show host never has a bad word to say about John McCain, yet calls himself a "feminist":

ATTENTION WOMEN VOTERS: NEPA's "Feminist Fraudster" WILK's Steve Corbett


Special commentary by Big Dan: "Did you see how much gas prices dropped this past week? It went down from '$2.60/gallon higher since Bush took office' to '$2.50/gallon higher since Bush took office!' Just the rise in gas prices during Bush's presidency is greater than the entire cost when he took office! It was $1.46 when he took office!"

(gas was $1.46/gallon when Bush took office, and it fell from $4.06 to $3.96 this past week; and don't forget, the media says that when gas goes up the president has nothing to do with the price of gas...but when it goes down the president has something to do with the price of gas...only if it's a Republican president...gas went from $1.06 to $1.46 while Clinton was president...but that means the president had nothing to do with gas prices during those 8 years because they didn't rise dramatically...OR the Republican congress kept down gas prices...)



11 days after attack, teens charged in fatal attack on immigrant

Carroll said the girl was walking on one side of the street while the teenagers were on the opposite side. Carroll said when the girl met Ramirez, who walked from the park to meet her, one of the teenagers began making comments toward her and Ramirez, saying “Isn’t it a little late for you guys to be out,” “You should get out of this neighborhood” and “Get your Mexican boyfriend out of here.”

Carroll said Ramirez and the girl began walking away from the group and Ramirez called someone on his cell phone.

While he was on the phone, Carroll said one of the teenagers called Ramirez an ethnic slur, to which Ramirez asked back, “What is your problem?”

Piekarsky, Walsh and the 17-year-old juvenile, who is facing charges, ran toward Ramirez and the physical altercation broke out, Carroll said. Donchak also ran toward the fight and engaged with Ramirez.

During the assault, Carroll said Ramirez fell to the ground where he was repeatedly kicked and punched, but at some point was able to get back on his feet.

Carroll said the fight moved west on Lloyd Street, where the Garcias arrived to help. Ramirez called the couple on his cell phone and said someone was trying to beat him up and also using ethnic slurs.

Victor Garcia tried to break up the fight but someone hit him from behind, Carroll said. It was then, the detective said, that Walsh hit Ramirez in the face with a closed fist, forcing him to fall backward and hit his head on the macadam roadway.

As Ramirez was lying unconscious, Piekarsky kicked him in the left side of the head, then the assailants fled the scene, Carroll said.

Ramirez was treated at the scene by Shenandoah EMS and taken to St. Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs before being flown to Geisinger by helicopter. Carroll said Ramirez underwent surgery, but his condition worsened and he died at 6:38 a.m. July 14.

SHENANDOAH — The announcement of charges in the beating death of Luis Eduardo Ramirez Zavala has given some relief to his fiancee and others. Now the implications of the charges filed Friday are being watched closely. “The ethnic intimidation and homicide (charges) were the biggest ones for me, because I didn’t want to see them charged with assault,” Ramirez’s fiancee, Crystal Dillman, said. “I wanted to see them charged with the actual homicide.”

Words of wisdom: "It's not OK to kill anybody"

After not making this clear before the attack, illegal immigrant crusader Hazleton mayor Lou Barletta wants to be perfectly clear that it's "not OK" to kill illegal immigrants. Barletta then expands his profound statement by saying that, in fact, it's "not OK" to kill anybody! Got that everyone? It's "not OK" to kill anybody! I wonder if Lou Dobbs covered this story, anyone know?

Barletta offers condolences

...and in the local gay porno industry murder news beat...

Synopsis: "...two Virginia Beach men were arrested for the murder four months ago of Bryan Kocis, an adult gay film producer (bottom left picture). An autopsy showed his throat had been slashed and he had been stabbed 28 times in the torso. Pennsylvania police worked the case for months, piecing together step by step how they say Harlow Raymond Cuadra, 25, (top left picture) and Joseph Manuel Kerekes, 33, (top right picture) bought a knife and rented a car in Virginia, then drove up to Pennsylvania and committed murder. Police documents suggest the murder was all about money, that Cuadra, an up-and-coming porn star and male escort, and his business partner worried the victim's rival gay production company would prevent them from signing a porn star, Sean Lockhart, known in the gay porn industry as Brent Corrigan (bottom right picture), who was then in a legal dispute with Kocis’ company, Cobra video. Lockhart, former model for Kocis’ company, is a partner with Grant Roy in LSG Media, a San Diego-based company that markets gay pornographic movies."

Kerekes transcript: Cuadra spoke with two men on night Kocis was killed

...and in local beating to death with a hammer news...

Randal Rushing was caught in a Wilkes-Barre home after murdering 3 people in Scranton with a hammer. Reuben Phillips, who was also arrested that day in the same home along with another person on drug-related charges, said he just met Rushing that day and can't believe he was sitting next to the man wanted in Scranton for the "hammer murders." Yet, in previous newspaper articles, it was reported that Rushing had "blood stained" boots and clothing on when apprehended. So, this guy Phillips didn't think anything was "out of the ordinary" that he was sitting next to a stranger he just met that day with "blood-stained" clothing on, but was aware that area police were looking for a suspect in a triple-murder? I find that hard to believe!!!

Imprisoned man describes Rushing’s apprehension

Friday, July 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 25, 2008

The REAL News, Democracy NOW!, on Free Speech TV DISH channel 9415, and on LINK-TV DISH channel 9410 & DirecTV channel 275.

Today's Headlines
● Admin Told CIA Torture Justified “In Good Faith”
● Obama Speaks Before 200,000 in Germany
● US Probes Afghan Civilian Deaths in Air Strikes
● Israel to Build New Settlement in West Bank
● Ex-Argentine Army Chief Sentenced to Life in Prison
● US to Shift Aid to Fund Pakistani Fighter Jets
● Iraq Banned from Olympic Games
● Judiciary Committee Takes Up Bush Impeachment
● 100,000 Sign Petition for Rove Jailing
● House Measure Seeks Ban on Iranian TV
● South African Judge Appointed New UN Human Rights Commissioner

In-Depth Interviews
● Steve Clemons: Obama's Wall Speech Should Have Been About Israel, Not Berlin
● Main Core: New Evidence Reveals Top Secret Government Database Used in Bush Spy Program
● Race, Politics and the Media: A Roundtable Discussion from the UNITY Conference


Good grief! What's going on here?

Obama speaks in front of 200,000 enthusiastic German Obamaniacs...

...meanwhile, Charlie McBrown speaks at some sausage house in front of 2 Krauts somewhere:

Is Charlie McBrown throwing the election or something? Is it fixed? What's going on here! McCain backers can't possibly imagine he's in this race or even trying! I think something REEKS here!!!

...and, hey, ONION! Update your DIEBOLD skit to say "Obama" instead of "Hillary", will ya???


"It wasn't so bad"..."Attendance was respectable"...there were "Foul-ups"..."Nothing's perfect"..."Short notice"..."Confusion"..."Right hand and the left hand just didn’t get together on this"..."No advance notice" (HUH???)...LOCUSTS!!!!!

bd: How about this one: "Obama's winning by a landslide, and no one likes Charlie McBrown"!

NEPA: Local GOP talking heads give every reason under the sun except "THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK" for only 800 showing up at the 1800-seat Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for the big Charlie McBrown rally.


Big Dan's Big Blog exclusive of today's upcoming McCain rally!


CBS covered for McCain not knowing what he's talking about, by editting an interview! The corporate-controlled media is for the Republicans! It's no joke anymore! There is no such thing as the "liberal media" like they're telling you! It's a lie! It's always been a lie! Think about who says "liberal media": Rush Limbaugh!!!

Sign the petition: "CBS let down the public by covering up John McCain's lack of understanding about Iraq. CBS should correct the record by airing what McCain actually said and explaining why he was flat-out wrong." (when you hear overlapping audio at one point, that's intentional)


Bush Bans State Department Officials From Obama Rally. In a flagrant political act, the State Department has barred its employees from attending Sen. Barack Obama's speech in Berlin tonight.


Colbert "defends" FOX "news" against rapper NAS's petition about them being racist: