Sunday, August 31, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 31, 2008

Update! Above: Sarah Palin during her first pregnancy!

Let's meet McCain's new VP pick! Here's Sarah Palin running around town 7 months pregnant in the ice and slush with a reporter on a tour of Juneau! Don't spill that coffee, Sarah, your baby needs that nutrition!

Sarah Palin Pregnancy Debate (posted by reporter in the above video today): "It’s almost humorous how the rumors grow exponentially and overnight. As for me and for the rest of us who visited Sarah back in February - I’m fairly certain we can say that we had no idea she was pregnant, nor do we think there is some huge scandalous cover up taking place."

Did Gov. Sarah Palin fake her last pregnancy to cover up her 16 year old daughter being pregnant?

Bristol Palin Pregnancy: Is VP Sarah Palin’s 5th Child Really Her Daughters? (Photos)

March 6, 2008: SEVEN MONTHS ALONG: Even her staff was unaware that the first family was expecting a fifth child. That the pregnancy is so advanced astonished all who heard the news. The governor, a runner who's always been trim, simply doesn't look pregnant.

Rumors About Sarah Palin's Fifth Child Abound on the Internet

Alaskan Governor's child may be her daughter's?

Sarah Palin Is NOT The Mother [Photos+Video]

My big question is: Did she go so far as to get a fraudulent birth certificate? If this were 1950, I'd admire her aplomb, but, well, it's not. So I'm mortified. This is all about Bristol Palin not being allowed to disgrace her mom... and I think the pictures of her pretty obviously pregnantly smiling with Mom and Dad and siblings mean that Bristol hadn't mentioned it yet, or Governor Palin wasn't going to be a new mom until she caught wind of maybe going to be considered for the VP slot. Just guessing... but, really, if you're going to defy gravity to appear to be giving birth to your daughter's child, isn't it optimal she not be photographed in clingy tops and dresses, especially not right next to your fairly obviously not pregnant visage, for the duration? And maybe you could forgo the heels in the snow bit until after you "deliver"?

Palin family picture December 2006 (click to enlarge).

Palin family picture December 2007 (click to enlarge).

There are quite a number of extremely troubling links between Sarah Palin and neopentecostal dominionists--enough that, in truth, she may be ultimately as much of a "dream candidate" for the dominionist movement as Mike Huckabee was. Even worse, she's running in a manner that has been frighteningly successful for dominionist groups since the early 80's--specifically, as a "stealth candidate".

Sarah Palin: Dominionist Stalking Horse. If one digs just a bit deeper, Palin is found to have some very interesting--and very disturbing--connections...among them, being potentially the first Assemblies-linked VP candidate and having a number of links to dominionist groups targeting kids via "bait and switch" evangelism.

Theocratic Sect Prays for Real Armageddon. Members of Joel's Army are fighting to bring about the millennial reign of Christ.

McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his VP is a non-issue!

● Sarah Palin on Corporations
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● Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy
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● Sarah Palin on Free Trade
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● Sarah Palin on Immigration
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What is McCain Thinking? One Alaskan’s Perspective.


RNC touches down on Monday...

Hurricane Gustav touches down on Monday!

Thousands Stream From New Orleans Ahead of Storm

Convention officials are discussing several ways of changing plans so that Republicans are not seen celebrating in the wake of category 4 Hurricane Gustav, which could cause serious damage to New Orleans.

McCain, Palin team up as Hurricane Gustav looms

New Orleans gets ready as Gustav strengthens

Watch out gas prices!!! More than 75% of Gulf oil on lockdown. As Gustav churns, oil companies evacuate rigs cutting off much of the Gulf's oil and gas production.

Hurricane Katrina touched down exactly 3 years ago, too!

Michael Moore's open letter to GOD about Hurricane Gustav & the RNC:

An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson's ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be canceled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson's prayers -- except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don't blame You, I know You're angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an "Act of God" -- when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You.

Some of us tried to help after Katrina hit, while Bush ate cake with McCain and twiddled his thumbs. I closed my office in New York and sent my entire staff down to New Orleans to help. I asked people on my website to contribute to the relief effort I organized -- and I ended up sending over two million dollars in donations, food, water, and supplies (collected from thousands of fans) to New Orleans while Bush's FEMA ice trucks were still driving around Maine three weeks later.

But this past Thursday night, the Washington Post reported that the Republicans had begun making plans to possibly postpone the convention. The AP had reported that there were no shelters set up in New Orleans for this storm, and that the levee repairs have not been adequate. In other words, as the great Ronald Reagan would say, "There you go again!"

So the last thing John McCain and the Republicans needed was to have a split-screen on TVs across America: one side with Bush and McCain partying in St. Paul, and on the other side of the screen, live footage of their Republican administration screwing up once again while New Orleans drowns.

So, yes, You have scared the Jesus, Mary and Joseph out of them, and more than a few million of your followers tip their hats to You.

But now it appears that You haven't been having just a little fun with Bush & Co. It appears that Hurricane Gustav is truly heading to New Orleans and the Gulf coast. We hear You, O Lord, loud and clear, just as we did when Rev. Falwell said You made 9/11 happen because of all those gays and abortions. We beseech You, O Merciful One, not to punish us again as Pat Robertson said You did by giving us Katrina because of America's "wholesale slaughter of unborn children." His sentiments were echoed by other Republicans in 2005.

So this is my plea to you: Don't do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven't sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time -- they are already patrolling the city streets. And, in a nod to I don't know what, Bush's head of FEMA has named a man to help manage the federal government's response. His name is W. Michael Moore. I kid you not, heavenly Father. They have sent a man with both my name AND W's to help save the Gulf Coast.

So please God, let the storm die out at sea. It's done enough damage already. If you do this one favor for me, I promise not to invoke your name again. I'll leave that to the followers of Rev. Dobson and to those gathering this week in St. Paul.

Your faithful servant and former seminarian,

P.S. To all of God's fellow children who are reading this, the city of New Orleans has not yet recovered from Katrina. Please click here for a list of things you can do to help our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast. And, if you do live along the Gulf Coast, please take all necessary safety precautions immediately.


McCain's Teleprompter Problems:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin: When will the GOP dump her as VP pick???

McCain Campaign Sending Investigators to Alaska to Check Into Palin’s Troopergate: Did these idiots not vet her?

'Troopergate' inquiry lurks

Palin Is a Global-Warming-Denying, Polar-Bear-Dissing, Pat Buchanan Acolyte

...Sarah Palin also opposed designating polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, fearing that step would get in the way of a proposed natural gas pipeline tapping the North Slope’s vast reserves:

Sarah Palin: "This month, the secretary of the interior is expected to rule on whether polar bears should be listed under the Endangered Species Act. I strongly believe that adding them to the list is the wrong move at this time. My decision is based on a comprehensive review by state wildlife officials of scientific information from a broad range of climate, ice and polar bear experts."

Is the ridiculous Sarah Palin VP nomination a "Rove Head-Fake"?


This entire Palin selection is a Rovian head fake. It was designed by Rove to accomplish two goals. First and foremost, to take ALL of the air out of the media that the Obama camp was destined to carry into the GOP convention. It did that, in spades. The echo just simply stopped. The news cycle yesterday was absent of any analysis or follow-through on Obama's speech...itself a major coup for Rove. It’s as though the entire media machine stopped speaking of anything “Democratic,” in unison.

Secondly, the (apparent) selection of Palin throws a bone to the Puma's and to women generally…one that McCain doesn’t have to necessarily follow through with, but made for a nice (disingenuous) photo-op.

Third; they're just not that stupid not to have known about the controversy - and her familial requirements and responsibilities (Downs Syndrome newborn to care for). In short, their unbelievable choice is in fact, unbelievable..."a straw-woman."

By the time the convention occurs, news will come out that the GOP's own investigators have determined that, while no proof of wrong doing exists, the mere investigation of it is a distraction that the GOP simply cannot afford so close to the election. As such, the announcement that either Lieberman or Romney have become McCain’s choice will come as a massive relief to the GOP base, and capture the entire news cycle for weeks to come. If Rove thought it would be impossible for a McCain/Lieberman ticket to succeed without some form of trickery, he would have dreamed this up, making Lieberman look good by comparison. All of the push-back will already be out of the system.

He’s pulled these same stunts in the past – like putting Bernie Kerik’s name into nomination only to pull him and install Chertoff as Homeland Security Dictator. Remember when the name of Harriet Miers was put forward for a Supreme Court position? Remember? A fire storm of push back erupted, only to be followed by the swift and easy confirmation of Roberts, who looked like a breath of fresh air BY COMPARISON. THEY ARE GAMING YOU!

If I'm wrong, you'll let me know. If I'm right, you heard it here first. Learn about all the Rovian Stunts and how the evil genius operates here:

Special commentary by Big Dan: "Sarah Palin is such an 'off-the-charts' ridiculous pick by McCain, there is NO WAY she will be the final GOP VP pick! No way! Something will happen between now and the election, and Sarah Palin will NOT be the GOP VP pick!"


38 million viewers watched Obama's speech!

Obama's Speech Seen By 38 Million Viewers; More Viewers Than Olympics, Idol, Academy Awards

Gallup Daily: Obama Stretches Lead to 8 Points


The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill tanker.

Two days before John McCain picked Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska (for less than 2 years btw), for his VP, Exxon/Mobil finally agrees to pay something on their 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. They agree to pay $383 million of the original $5 BILLION judgement against them, which was reduced from $5 billion to $500 million by the Supreme Court in June of this year. I would just like to know exactly what's going on here! The timing here STINKS to high heaven!

So, you're telling me, that no money was dispersed since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, and then 9 years later and 2 days before McCain picks the governor of Alaska as his VP, Exxon finally decides to disburse $383 million? Do you think I'm stupid? What's going on here?

August 29, 2008, McCain announces VP pick is governor of Alaska.

August 27, 2008: Exxon agrees to pay out 75 percent of Valdez damages

June 26, 2008: Supreme Court Slashes Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Fine to One-Tenth of Original $5 Billion Ruling The Supreme Court handed corporate America a major victory this week when it sharply reduced the amount of money Exxon Mobil has to pay in punitive damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. An Alaskan jury had initially ruled Exxon should pay five billion dollars in punitive damages but in 2006, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court cut the award of punitive damages in half. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court cut the amount of punitive damages again and ordered Exxon Mobil to pay just $500 million in punitive damages – one tenth of the original jury’s ruling.

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

Greg Palast: The official story is, "Drunken Skipper Hits Reef." But don't believe it, Mr. Souter. Alaska's Native lands and coastline were destroyed by a systematic fraud motivated by profit-crazed penny-pinching.

Here's the unreported story, the one you won't get tonight on the Petroleum Broadcast System:

It begins in 1969 when big shots from Humble Oil and ARCO (now known as Exxon and British Petroleum) met with the Chugach Natives, owners of the most valuable parcel of land on the planet: Valdez Port, the only conceivable terminus for a pipeline that would handle a trillion dollars in crude oil.

These Alaskan natives ultimately agreed to sell the Exxon consortium this astronomically valuable patch of land -- for a single dollar.

The Natives refused cash. Rather, in 1969, they asked only that the oil companies promise to protect their Prince William Sound fishing and seal hunting grounds from oil.

In 1971, Exxon and partners agreed to place the Natives' specific list of safeguards into federal law. These commitments to safety reassured enough Congressmen for the oil group to win, by one vote, the right to ship oil from Valdez.

The oil companies repeated their promises under oath to the US Congress.

The spill disaster was the result of Exxon and partners breaking every one of those promises - cynically, systematically, disastrously, in the fifteen years leading up to the spill.

Forget the drunken skipper fable. As to Captain Joe Hazelwood, he was below decks, sleeping off his bender. At the helm, the third mate would never have collided with Bligh Reef had he looked at his Raycas radar. But the radar was not turned on. In fact, the tanker's radar was left broken and disasbled for more than a year before the disaster, and Exxon management knew it. It was just too expensive to fix and operate.


Bobby Kennedy, Jr. with investigative reporter Greg Palast on the upcoming stolen election and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 29, 2008

Breaking...Drilling Advocate McCain Taps Pro-Drilling Alaskan Beauty Pageant Queen, Palin
(ok, plunger thought of this!)

Don't let the studious glasses fool you...she's HOT and PRO-DRILLING!!! On the other hand, if she has a baby with Down's Syndrome, maybe she should be a good "family values party" Republican mom and take care of that child instead of being VP!!!"

McCain picks Alaska's governor for vice presidential slot; Update at bottom: Palin currently being investigated for abuse of office

Below: Sarah Palin circa 1984 Alaska beauty pageant, ready to take on the terrorists if McSenile croaks!!!!!! Al Qaeda, Iran, Ahmadinijhad, Kim Jong Il, etc... (she has a bachelors in journalism and was on the Wasilla city council population 5,500, she likes mooseburgers, can gut a salmon, and wishes for world peace...and the GOP's argument of Obama having no experience goes right out the window!!! Obama has a law degree from Harvard & Biden was on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and multi-term Senator):

So, all these years of the Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement going nowhere, something happens TWO DAYS before the governor of Alaska is picked as McCain's VP!!!!!!!!!!!

Google "Exxon Valdez 75%" and all these stories came out yesterday and the day before yesterday, right before McCain picked the governor of Alaska as his VP!!! Anyone think that's "fishy"???

August 27 Reuters article: Exxon agrees to pay out 75 percent of Valdez damages

Breaking...John McCain calls Sarah Palin a "cunt"...(just kidding, he called his wife a cunt...and a trollup, see videos below...)

Keeping "on-topic" with beauty pageant queens and pro-drilling and trollups, a fan sent me this new logo, and I'd like everyone to vote on it in the upper-right corner poll:


Anyone find it ironic? That Hurricane Gustav is touching down on the same day as the RNC convention? Can you say, "KATRINA"??? I think GOD is stepping in this time for this election!!! Today marks the anniversary of John McCain eating cake with George Bush on an airport runway, while people were drowning in Katrina!!!

Hurricane alert puts New Orleans on evacuation footing

John McCain eats birthday cake at airport with Bush, while people were dying in Katrina!


Human Trafficking ( SLAVERY/FREE LABOR), by a Cheney-connected company! Hard to believe! Just like the old days! Turn that clock back! The South has risen again!

American tax dollars and the wartime needs of the U.S. military are fueling an illicit pipeline of cheap foreign labor, mainly impoverished Asians who often are deceived, exploited and put in harm's way in Iraq with little protection. (bd: American tax dollars going towards SLAVERY!)

A Washington law firm filed a lawsuit yesterday against KBR, one of the largest U.S. contractors in Iraq, alleging that the company and its Jordanian subcontractor engaged in the human trafficking (bd: SLAVERY!) of Nepali workers.

Agnieszka Fryszman, a partner at Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, said 13 Nepali men, between the ages of 18 and 27, were recruited in Nepal to work as kitchen staff in hotels and restaurants in Amman, Jordan. But once the men arrived in Jordan, their passports were seized and they were told they were being sent to a military facility in Iraq, Fryszman said.

KBR, Partner in Iraq Contract Sued in Human Trafficking Case (bd: SLAVERY case)



PUMA: A media fabrication! Like I said, I personally don't know ONE person who supported Hillary who say they now won't vote for Obama. Not ONE! Oh, I hear them on the radio, see them on TV, and read about them in the newspapers! The media "infomercial" for PUMA's! So, where were these PUMA's at the DNC convention? Liars!!! What's the next media fabrication? Stay tuned!!!

"I told you there would be no floor fight. The Corporate Media said there would be. I told you Hillary would do the right thing the Corporate Media said they were writing a new nominating speech. I told you Roll Call would end when they got to NY the Corporate media said otherwise.

The pundits were either stupid or making this crap up. Either way they lose and AMERICANS WIN!!!. It was a great day!" (click link below for more...)

Where was the stampede of the endangered Colorado PUMA?

Clinton ally: Dems divided story was 'media created'

Salesman of the century, Ron Popeil, would be PROUD of the PUMA media fabrication! "Set it and forget it", right Ron?


Colbert on the economy: "The Repo Man"



A sneak preview of the opening song at the RNC!!! Can you guess my name??? "Sympathy for George Bush" (with the pre-Skeletor Keith Richards, and John Lennon in the audience)

(ok, Dredd thought of this...)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 28, 2008

Experts Baffled!

Experts today are baffled as to why rightwing smearmeisters or FOX "news" didn't launch smear stories like Joe Biden's mother:

● Wrote his speech for him.
● Never told him to go back out and bloody someone's nose so he could walk down the street.
● Isn't Irish.
● Isn't an American.
● Never lived in Scranton.
● Has an invalid birth certificate.
● Isn't Biden's real mother.
● Isn't a woman.
● Hair is dyed gray.
● Attended Rev. Wright's Church
● Is a terrorist.
● Is connected to Rezko and/or Ayers.
● Sold yellowcake to Al Qaeda.


More DNC '08 speeches: Joe Biden & Bill Clinton:


Denver riot police at the DNC convention...WITH NO IDENTIFICATION! THAT'S ILLEGAL!

As the Democrats celebrated inside the Pepsi Center on the opening day of the convention, outside on the streets police pepper-sprayed protesters and rounded up dozens of them in mass arrests near Civic Center Park.

Denver Police Arrest 91, Fire Pepper Spray & Pepper Balls at Protesters


Republican Jeff Wood:

“I’m fed up with the Republican Party,” said Wood. “I don’t think Ronald Reagan would recognize the party anymore. It seems the party has left me and a lot of others behind.”

Wood cited an abandonment of principles like limited government and fiscal responsibility as reasons for dissatisfaction with the party. He also cited some specific examples of the abandonment of principles on a national scale:

- Never committing troops without a defined mission and exit strategy;

- Excessive borrowing, endangering our kids’ future;

- Mandating a national ID card;

- Limiting rights to due process with the suspension of habeas corpus;

- The promotion of torture.

- Retroactive immunity for telecom corporations that eavesdrop on private conversations without a warrant or just cause.

“The party continues to try to prove Benjamin Franklin wrong by trying to buy security by sacrificing liberty,” Wood said.

Regarding the national ID card, Wood stated, “Ronald Reagan opposed that; he considered it fascism.”

Jeff Wood has declared his independence. The three-term 67th District Assemblyman from rural Chetek announced this morning that he is seeking a fourth term in November, but not under the banner of the Republican Party.

"I am not leaving the Republican Party as much as I believe the Republican Party left me," four-term Colorado state Rep. Debbie Stafford told the Associated Press. Jumping Ship: Citing social issues, local GOP officials are abandoning their party in droves

The Republicans have ZERO blacks in the entire federal House and Senate. But only the Republicans could find a black guy like this for Ohio secretary of state to oversee the corrupt 2004 Ohio election, a black woman like Condoleezza Rice, and a hispanic guy like Alberto Gonzales. How do they do it???

Ohio GOP illegally funneled $495,000 from federal account, top campaign finance official writes; Money went to support Blackwell gubernatorial bid, GOP spokesman says

RFK on the 2004 Ohio election & Blackwell:

Was the 2004 Election Stolen? Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted -- enough to have put John Kerry in the White House.


Special commentary by Big Dan: "First, let me say I talk to a lot of people about politics and I don't know one person...ONE PERSON...who said they supported Hillary but now they will not vote for Obama (disgruntled Hillary supporters). I ONLY hear this in the media! Secondly, if there ARE people like this, then I say this to you: Hillary and Obama carry the flag for the SAME ISSUES and Obama won the primary. You FAKERS and WHINERS never cared about the ISSUES, you cared about HILLARY CLINTON! If you exist..."

Child psychology therapy for "disgruntled Hillary supporters":

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 27, 2008

3 Great Speeches at the DNC '08:

● Kucinich: "Wake Up America"
● Casey: "McCain isn't a Maverick, he's Bush's Sidekick!"
● Hillary: "I support Barack Obama"


Big time, hard-hitting reporting by Democracy NOW!'s Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater. Scahill hound dog's the Dems at the DNC! At the end, he interviews Captain Morgan (yes, the drink) in a funny/not funny finale. Dennis Kucinich steals the show. The coverage you are not seeing on ANBCBSNNX...THIS IS A MUST-SEE!!! (stories by Jeremy Scahill/


Political prisoners in our own country! How Karl Rove used the Dept of Justice to jail Alabama governor Don Siegelman for political reasons. This is what our country has become under the criminals Bush/Cheney/Rove:

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 26, 2008

The Lion

The Puma

PUMA's a flop! This crackpot group called "PUMA", or "disgruntled Hillary supporters", marched 3 dozen women at the DNC convention. So, PUMA's are going to swing the election? They better think of a better fake reason for a McCain/Lieberman stolen election of 51%-49% than PUMA's! Yep! Make something up better than that! Instead of covering hackable insecure electronic voting machines and suppression of minority voters, cover the PUMA's! What's the next FAKE reason, now that PUMA's a flop?

A crowd of about three dozen women and one man are marching down 16th Street in support of Hillary Clinton, chanting "No we won't," "18 million votes" and "No secret ballot."

Local delusional crackpot radio show host Steve Corbett, head of "Operation Turndown" and FAKE "radical Democrat" and Feminist Fraudster, thinks there's millions of them! Shhhhhhhhh!!!!! Let's not tell him!!!!!

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early


"No sick time for YOU!!!"

Insane workers who don't want sick days, still voting for McCain...according to the corporate/government/military media ANBCBSNNX.

Check out the last sentence in the following article. He's against paid sick time, "especially in a slowing economy". So, if they economy is bad, he wants sick people to NOT GET PAID!!!

John McCain chimes in against paid sick time.


"But on 21 February, an American military spokes-man said there was no evidence the bombers had Down's."

Patrick Cockburn: This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie

Was this staged media/military propaganda? Look at this!

Kinda like this???

Pentagon's Unmanned Spokesdrone Completes First Press Conference Mission


Antiwar Activists Take to the Streets to "Defend Denver"

Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill heads to the streets of Denver to report on day one of protests outside of the Democratic National Convention. He speaks to antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, M1 of Dead Prez, Leslie Cagan of United for Peace and Justice and others.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------AT&T throws lavish party at DNC for "Blue Dog Democrats" who voted for telecom immunity!

Glenn Greenwald: The AT&T Convention in Denver

Party Guests Ashamed of their Blue Dog/AT&T Hosts At DNC

Crashing the Blue Dog/AT&T Party


With the boom in NEPA of people granting rights to gas companies to drill for natural gas on their property, are local government officials making sure the possibly millions of gallons of toxic wastewater by-product from drilling are being disposed of properly? The nearest station that accepts this toxic wastewater is 244 miles away! You trust them, right?

How to handle wastewater big challenge in gas drilling

Legislators look to protect water during the drilling for natural gas

Seminar outlines natural gas rights for Luzerne County property owners

Government confirms elevated cancer level in Pa.

Federal agency: Cancer cluster exists between Tamaqua, McAdoo

Monday, August 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 25, 2008

Democracy NOW! Headlines Today August 25, 2008, compare this to the headlines on ANBCBSNNX, it's on DISH channels 9410 & 9415, and DirecTV channel 275...make the switch to the real news, the non-corporate bought-off news!



Former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts.

THE NEO-CONNED BUSH REGIME and the Israeli-occupied American media are heading the innocent world toward nuclear war. Back in the Reagan years, the National Endowment for Democracy was created as a Cold War tool.

Today, the NED is a neo-con-controlled agent for U.S. world hegemony. Its main function is to pour U.S. money and election-rigging into former parts of the USSR in order to ring Russia with U.S. puppet states.

The neo-conservative Bush regime used the NED to intervene in Ukrainian and Georgian internal affairs in keeping with the neo-conservative plan to establish U.S.-friendly and Russia-hostile political regimes in these two former constituent parts of Russia and the Soviet Union.

The NED was also used to dismember the former Yugoslavia with its interventions in Slovakia, Serbia and Montenegro. (click link below for entire article)


AMAZING PROOF that neocon propaganda outfit Sky News — owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, sort of a UK version of Faux News — “used the footage of Tskhinvali, which was literally ruined as a result of Georgia’s attacks, to make reports about the situation in the town of Gori, which the Russian aviation supposedly bombed”!!!

Georgia Started Hostilities in South Ossetia

Blaming someone else for an attack...hmmmm...sound familiar?


Crazy rightwing radical G. Gordon Liddy.

While right-wing blogs continue to fume over Obama's connection to the former anti-war radical, little has been written about Liddy and McCain, who appear to be much better friends.

Which principles would those be? The ones that told Liddy it was fine to break into the office of the Democratic National Committee to plant bugs and photograph documents? The ones that made him propose to kidnap anti-war activists so they couldn't disrupt the 1972 Republican National Convention? The ones that inspired him to plan the murder (never carried out) of an unfriendly newspaper columnist?

Only in a country where the media is Republican and they say it's liberal, would you see this! On ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Mike Halperin says that McCain's not knowing how many houses he has is BAD FOR OBAMA! Yes, black is white, up is down...on Republican slanted ABNCBSNNX! But they're "liberal"! LOL!!! This is exactly why I watch Free Speech TV and LINK-TV! You should switch to them, too!

Halperin: McCain houses gaffe 'worst moment' for Obama

MoveOn attacks AP writer for biased analysis of Biden pick

Michael Collins Piper:

IF YOU STILL DOUBT that the big media is determined to keep under wraps the organized crime origins of the $200 million fortune of John McCain and his wife Cindy, take note of how the prestigious Washington Post touched on the issue in its July 22 edition. Rather, instead, note how the Post covered up the matter.

The Post reported: Cindy Lou Hensley grew up as an only child, and a privileged one, in a large rancher in an upper-class section of Phoenix. Her dad, Jim Hensley, founded what became a large Anheuser-Busch distributorship, and her mom, Marguerite, was a proper belle who emphasized impeccable manners.

The Post also added, almost discretely, that Mrs. McCain’s wealth “may” exceed $100 million (although most sources estimate it is worth $200 million or more) and—for the record—that “she was the apple of her father’s eye.”

The Post did not mention that Mrs. McCain’s father was a highly-placed fixture in the Arizona branch of the national organized crime syndicate: He was the chief henchman of the late Kemper Marley, Arizona point man for infamous mob chief Meyer Lansky and his powerful partners-in-crime, the super-rich Bronfman family of Montreal.

In that capacity—for 40 years until his death in 1990—Marley was undisputed political boss of Arizona, acting as the behind-the-scenes power over both the Republican and Democratic parties.

As such, his wealth and connections played the primary role in advancing John McCain’s political career from the start.

(click here for entire article)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Big Dan's Big News August 24, 2008


Delaware Senator Joe Biden, Obama's VP pick, is a Scranton native!

With the announcement that he’s Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s choice as Democratic vice presidential nominee, Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden is the first Northeast Pennsylvania native to become part of a major party presidential ticket.

About an hour after he addressed the nation as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s choice for vice president Saturday, Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden spoke to Times-Shamrock Newspapers in an exclusive interview. He talked over and over about how his Scranton roots prepared him for the role he’s about to play.

Democratic VP nominee still calls NEPA his home

The crowd at Cosgrove’s Clubhouse and Tavern on Green Ridge Street on Saturday was abuzz over the political future of a former Scranton resident (bd: Hey! We just ate there the other day!)

Anne Kearns’ late husband, Bob, always predicted that Sen. Joe Biden would pay their house at 2446 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, a visit. She was flabbergasted to see the senator walking up her driveway... ‘You know me???’

District Justice James Kennedy grew up 20 feet from Biden’s house and the two have been friends all their lives. Kennedy was at Cosgrove’s in Scranton’s Green Ridge section to watch his friend accept presumptive presidential nominee Obama’s invitation to run as his vice president.

VP pick no stranger to Hank’s Hoagies

Candidate says Scranton native Joe Biden has worked across the aisle for decades.

Reps in region praise Biden


SS Liberty Set to Deliver Aid to Gaza; Mission Is a Tribute to Men Who Died in Israeli Attack Forty-one years after the American surveillance ship USS Liberty was napalmed, torpedoed and strafed by Israeli naval and air forces during the Six-Day War, another "Liberty" will be setting out from a Cyprus port in August to try to break through the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

U.S. WARNS ISRAEL. Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Another ‘Liberty’ Will Not Be Tolerated

June 8 marked the 40th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty by the air and naval forces of the state of Israel, resulting in the deaths of 34 American servicemen and a cover-up that has been maintained throughout the entire period.

In early July, America’s most senior military man flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israel not to try to pull another attack on an American ship similar to the USS Liberty incident in 1967. This was a deliberate attempt to sink the USS Liberty, blame it on Arabs and drag America into Israel’s war against its Arab neighbors.

Now, a month later, a civilian-manned ship christened the SS Liberty is getting ready to sail from Crete to Gaza in order to break Israel’s chokehold on the Palestinian people by bringing much-needed humanitarian supplies.

The endeavor, undertaken by the “Free Gaza” project headquartered in California, is manned by activists from 17 countries who range in their professions from doctors, engineers, business entrepreneurs and even a Roman Catholic nun. Another larger boat, called the SS Free Gaza, will be accompanying the SS Liberty. The Greek-flag bearing Liberty was scheduled to leave port in Cyprus the third week of August and sail 230 miles south to Gaza, considered to be the largest open-air prison in the world and home to over 1 million Palestinian Christians and Muslims who are not permitted to leave.

The ship, christened the SS Liberty in remembrance of the USS Liberty that was attacked by Israel during the Six Day War in 1967, was purchased by the Free Gaza movement with donations from members and supporters.

Persons who have endorsed the project include former President Jimmy Carter and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Crew members include European parliamentarians and the sister-in-law of ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In Israel, discussion of the USS Liberty is something of a forbidden topic and what little discussion does take place is typified by the “tough luck, get over it” attitude.

Israel threatened to “use force” in preventing the crew of the SS Liberty from bringing medical supplies to needy Palestinian children.


Democracy NOW! is on it! As usual!

JUAN GONZALEZ: Two converted fishing boats set sail from Cyprus today carrying forty-one activists and humanitarian workers who are part of the Free Gaza movement that is trying to break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip.

The boats—the Liberty and Free Gaza—left the southern port of Larnaca this morning for the estimated thirty-hour trip. Israel has warned the activists to steer clear of Gaza, which it says is “the subject of an Israeli Navy advisory notice” that warns off foreign vessels from the “designated maritime zone.”

The Israeli foreign ministry said in an open letter to the participants, “We assume that your intentions are good but, in fact, the result of your action is that you are supporting the regime of a terrorist organization in Gaza.”

“Free Gaza” Boats Set Sail from Cyprus to Break Israeli Blockade


Who is Randy Scheunemann???

According to conservative commentator and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, Sen. John McCain's chief foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann is a 'dual loyalist,' 'neocon warmonger' involved in activities that 'none dare call treason.' (bd: he is a member of PNAC)

Scheunemann's former employer, Orion Strategies, is a lobbying firm with strong ties to Mikheil Saakashvili's administration in Georgia.

Since Georgia attempted to retake South Ossetia by force, triggering a sharp, violent rebuke by Russian forces, Sen. McCain has been by far the most strident advocate of US support for the former Soviet state.

Buchanan accuses 'McCain's neocon warmonger' of treason

And None Dare Call It Treason. by Patrick J. Buchanan Who is Randy Scheunemann?

Via TAPPED, John McCain’s foreign policy spokesman Randy Scheunemann recently gave an interview to Radio Free Europe about the growing tension between Russia and Georgia. Scheunemann took a hard line against Russia’s “undermining of Georgian sovereignty” by moving to establish direct ties with breakaway regions of Georgia.

Interestingly, neither Scheunemann nor the interviewer mentioned that Randy Scheunemann used to be employed as a lobbyist for the Georgian government. That’s right, the person who’s giving John McCain advice on Russia and Georgia was “registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Georgia.”

Scheunemann: Just Another Lobbyist On The Straight Talk Express


KABUL, Aug 22 (AFP) - An operation by international forces in western Afghanistan Friday killed 76 civilians, most of them women and children, the Afghan interior ministry said, announcing it had opened an investigation into the incident. Military spokesmen call it "collateral damage", which is sufficiently vague to cover all manner of atrocities. And I use the word "cover" advisedly.

U.S. murders 95 Afghan civilians (bd: That's MY headline!; here's the mainstream media's headline: "Afghan Leader Assails Airstrike He Says Killed 95")


Two sarcastically titled pieces cutting down the NIST's ridiculous explanation for WTC-7 falling down...and it took them 7 years to think of this bullshit: "a one-time miracle phenomenon"!!! LOL!!!

Watch out! According to NIST's miracle theory, your BBQ might experience "thermal expansion' of steel from a low-temperature fire"!!! So might car engines, airplane engines, and boat engines!!! And ovens!!! WHOOPS! It only happened once in history, though, on 9/11!

Government Urges Return to Stone Age

Stack Of Reports Proves It: Office Furnishings Killed Building 7

Assuming 9/11 was an inside job (let's just go with that for the sake of this point), then major networks would have been fed a "script" to follow, because major networks would need to be "on board" with an inside job. An inside job could ONLY happen if major networks were on board, knowingly or unknowingly or a mixture of both. But if there was a script, there would be a chance the script wouldn't match a LIVE broadcast of what was happening in reality...because a script was being followed! They weren't reporting what they were seeing! And if someone noticed the script not matching what's LIVE behind the reporter following the script, they'd cut off the live feed of the blatant error mismatch in a panic, because you never know how bad it could get! They cut off this scripted reporter reporting that the WTC-7 collapsed...before it collapsed...and then cut the LIVE feed before it actually collapsed! Now why would they cut the LIVE feed? Because the ULTIMATE screw-up would've been if the building collapsed on the LIVE feed, too! After they reported LIVE that it fell! Imagine if the feed wasn't cut and the building fell behind her as she was talking..."WHAT WAS THAT NOISE???" And if a script were fed to multiple networks, which it would have been, multiple networks would make the same exact mistake, which happened...I'm just sayin'!!!

More "official" 9/11 fairy tale stories coming unravelled!

Existentialist Cowboy:

According to official NTSB Flight Data, Flight 93 could not possibly have crashed in the field in PA. The flight data flatly contradicts Bush's official conspiracy theory of 911. Guess which one is lying!

I recently posted that NTSB data indicates Flight 77 never dropped below 273 feet! Therefore, Flight 77 could not have crashed into the Pentagon. The Pentagon is only 71 feet tall. Secondly, according to the black box data, Flight 77 could not have damaged the light poles. 77 was much too high (the poles are only 40 feet) and on the wrong trajectory.

Now, Damien, a regular contributor to this blog, has put together an exhaustive survey of equally disturbing holes in the official theories concerning Flight 93 which we have been expected to believe crashed in PA. Following is Damien's report --a damning critique and proof that that the Bush cabal cover stories about Flight 93 are simply impossible and violate the recently discussed "Occam's Razo' by raising infinitely more questions than Bush's theories have been able to explain.

NTSB Flight Data: Official 'Explanation' of Flight 93 is a Criminal Fraud!

NTSB data indicates Flight 77 never dropped below 273 feet! Therefore, Flight 77 could not have crashed into the Pentagon. The Pentagon is only 71 feet tall. Secondly, according to the black box data, Flight 77 could not have damaged the light poles. 77 was much too high (the poles are only 40 feet) and on the wrong trajectory. Dare we hope that this is the wooden stake driven into the heart of vile, evil, official lies about 911?

Data released by the NTSB in response to an FOIA request by Pilots for 911 Truth are nothing less than the raw "black box' file, the official 'flight data' recorded from Flight 77. It's a digital record of everything that happened on that flight from take off. Additionally, altitude and position are confirmed by the beacon at nearby Reagan National Airport.

The data proves that the US government is lying to us about 911. The data is consistent with those who suspect that 911 was engineered by a Bush cabal who continues to exploit 911 for geo-political reasons, the acquisition of foreign oil by conquest and the suppression of dissent.

All the documentation for this article as well as the video by Pilots for 911 truth is from the US government or official agencies of the US government, specifically the FBI and the NTSB.

NTSB Flight Data: Flight 77 Could Not Have Crashed into the Pentagon

American Free Press Special 9/11 Anniversary Report