Friday, October 31, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 31, 2008

BREAKING..................

Hank Paulson Halloween costumes flying off the shelves at Party City & Amazon.......





NY TIMES: PALIN WEIGHING DOWN THE TICKET



Dear John McCain, Joe McCarthy called and wants his act back

McCain’s Foxy Insta-Republicans

Obama the McCarthy



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Even prominent Republicans now concede that George W. Bush presided over the destruction of America, the subversion of the Constitution, defiance of the rule of law. Bush did this by way of two stolen elections. This article reveals how they did it and proposes a 'fool proof' method by which elections can be made theft proof!

Princeton University has demonstrated how easily the GOP may 'hack' voting machines in key precincts, how simple it is to upload malicious code that turns votes for Democrats into votes for the GOP! It not enough to simply make this conduct punishable as 'high treason'. It can be prevented --thus sparing a guilty gopper hard time in a GOP 'corporate' prison guarded by Blackwater.

How to Stop and Prevent GOP Election Theft Forever

'Dirty tricks' escalate as US election nears

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Demand for Emergency Paper Ballots in PA. Ballots Must Given Out if 50% or More Voting Machines in Any Precinct Breaks Down. UPDATED TWICE THRICE: Troubling Statement from SoS Now Somewhat Mitigated by Newly Issued Directive; New Updates Include Directive, Response to BRAD BLOG from Plaintiffs' Attorney...

Early & Absentee Voting Scandals in D.C. & L.A.

Vote-Flipping Diebold Machine Removed, Quarantined in CO. Karen Long, Adams County Clerk Takes Action After Voter Sees Vote Flip Repeatedly to Republican Candidate in State With Long History of E-Voting Failures. Watchdog Group Issues Press Release Calling for No 'Recalibration', Immediate Removal, Impounding of Such Machines...

Bobby Kennedy and Greg Palast on vote theft:

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Bush and the Republicans "redistributed wealth" from the middleclass and poor to the rich! Their fascist media mouthpieces would like you to believe that's "OK" or they simply don't mention this fact, but they say it's a socialist sin to redistribute any of it from the rich back to the middleclass and poor. Why do you think our economy is tanking? Because all the wealth is in the hands of a few people, and they want it that way! If you have all the wealth, wouldn't you send out your mouthpieces to say "sharing is bad" and "sharing is voluntary"? There's over 50 million Americans without health insurance because we're waiting for people to "share the wealth". Apparently, waiting for them to volunteer to share their wealth isn't working!

STATEMENT BY ROBERT GREENSTEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
ON THE NEW CENSUS BUREAU DATA ON POVERTY,
INCOME, AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Despite modest improvements in overall median income and health insurance coverage, the new Census data are disquieting. Though 2007 was the sixth (and likely the final) year of an economic expansion, 4.4 million more Americans were poor, the median income of non-elderly households was $1,100 lower, and nearly 6 million more Americans were uninsured than in 2001 — even though the economy was in recession that year.

This is unprecedented. Never before on record has poverty been higher and median income for working-age households lower at the end of a multi-year economic expansion than at the beginning. The new data add to the mounting evidence that the gains from the 2001-2007 expansion were concentrated among high-income Americans.

STATEMENT BY ROBERT GREENSTEIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON THE NEW CENSUS BUREAU DATA ON POVERTY, INCOME, AND HEALTH INSURANCE

Cencus Bureau: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007

Understanding Bushonomics: How We Got Into This Mess In The First Place

In US economic decline, worst is yet to come

Bush is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January.

2006 Paul Krugman: The Great Wealth Transfer. It's the biggest untold economic story of our time: more of the nation's bounty held in fewer and fewer hands. And Bush's tax cuts are only making the problem worse

Rush Limbaugh would have participated in an overthrow of FDR, if he was around at the time. He would've ran interference over the airwaves for Prescott Bush like Tokyo Rose.

Rush Limbaugh finally exposes that he is a mouthpiece for fascists and corporations. He links Obama to FDR, as if that's bad. That's bad, if you're a corporate fascist or a Republican! Rush Limbaugh thinks FDR was a terrorist. Rush Limbaugh must have grown up in a different country than I did. I learned in school, that FDR was one of our greatest presidents and he pulled us out of the Great Depression with the New Deal. The "New Deal" is a curse word for Republicans, corporations, and their fascist propaganda mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and FOX news (among others). A Republican president put us in the Great Depression: Herbert Hoover. Another Republican president, George W. Bush, is putting us into Great Depression II. Rush Limbaugh speaks for fascists, Republicans, and corporations...not for us!!! Watch the video below, a BBC documentary that our corporate-controlled national media is keeping from us. Prescott Bush, George W. Bush's grandfather, hatched a plot with fellow rich businessmen to have a coup against FDR to create a fascist government, something they don't want us to know, but a part of history complete with congressional testimony of the man they approached to lead a coup against FDR: Admiral Smedley Butler. The apple didn't fall far from the Bush. If you think because you're a Republican voter that Bush is on your side...think again!

Roland Harriman, Prescott Bush, Knight Woolley und R. Lovett.

It's now official: the Bush family wealth is linked to the Jewish Holocaust

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 30, 2008

GOP Voter Suppression is the story! Not the GOP-fabricated non-existent Voter Fraud! (click on picture below, to enlarge in a new window)



There are so many Republican gambits designed to make voting more difficult -- specifically for Democrats, of course -- that it can be hard to keep track of them all. So here's a handy -- and by no means comprehensive -- guide to what's happening in some of the key swing states.

Republican Voter Suppression: A Guide

Report: DOJ Lawyer Meets With ACLU On NM Voter Intimidation

BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Plaintiff Demand for Emergency Paper Ballots in PA. Ballots Must Given Out if 50% or More Voting Machines in Any Precinct Breaks Down. UPDATED TWICE: SoS Will Not Appeal Decision, But Statement from His Office Includes a Troubling Note; Plaintiff Attorney Responds to The BRAD BLOG...

More Vote-Flipping in TX by Machines Other Than Those Made by ES&S. Direct Recording Electronic Voting Systems Made by Hart InterCivic and Diebold Also Reportedly Now Flipping Votes From Democratic to Republican in TX...UPDATE: 7 TX Counties Now Reporting Vote-Flipping!

Lawsuits, Machine Malfunctions and Missing Absentee Ballots Among Voting Rights Issues Facing Jittery Election

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"Joke Pick" Sarah Palin backfiring big-time on McCain:

Vice presidential contender Sarah Palin told ABC in an interview to air Thursday that she's not going to leave national politics if she doesn't enter the White House in January, fueling speculation that she's considering running for President in 2012.

"I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken...I'm not doin' this for naught," Palin told ABC's Elizabeth Vargas on being asked.

Palin's 2012 talk leaves McCain aide speechless

"Corruption Fighter" Gov. Palin hit with another ethics complaint

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What's A Wigger???



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Retired Phillie Phan Phavorite Mitch Williams, who gave up the 1993 World Series-ending bottom of the 9th Home Run, may finally be forgiven!




Philadelphia Phillies are World Series Champs!!! Read below what it means to the fans of the championship-starved "tough" northeast town. On a personal level, I remember when the Phillies won the championship in 1980 as if it just happened yesterday. Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox, Bake McBride, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Tug McGraw, Del Unser, Pete Rose, Manny Trillo, Greg Gross, Bob Walk, Dickie Noles...yes, I just named all those players off the top of my head after all those years and I'll never forget them. Now I'll never forget the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies.


From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Phillies provide a season of memorable moments:

After 25 years of drought and two days of too much rain, Philadelphia has its championship.

It felt like a dream, but it wasn't. You are wide awake and the Phillies really are World Series champions. They beat the weather and the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, to earn just the second title in franchise history.

Philadelphia's quarter-century without a major sports championship is over - outta here - thanks to a gritty, talented team that won two games in one day and one game that took three nights.

"I grew up watching this silly team play," said Souderton native Jamie Moyer, who skipped school to attend the Phillies' only other championship parade in 1980. "And now I'm standing in their clubhouse as a player, and we won a world championship."

Moyer, eyes red from champagne and tears, took a breath.

"Wow," he said. "World championship. That's the first time I've ever used those words. It sounds great."

Moyer and a million friends will attend another parade tomorrow. It won't be in Boston. It won't be in New York City. It won't be in Los Angeles or Chicago and it sure as heck won't be in St. Petersburg, Fla.

It will be right down Broad Street, right under the approving gaze of Mr. William Penn, right through the still-racing heart of Philadelphia.

"We play in a tough-ass town to play in," Pat Burrell, the longest-tenured Phillie, said. "I'm proud of that. I don't think anybody in here knows this city and the way they think the way that I do. To be able to hand this over to them, this is as good as it gets."

So remember Brad Lidge, completing his personal perfect season by striking out pinch-hitter Eric Hinske for the final out. Lidge dropped to his knees as the sellout crowd at Citizens Bank Park roared, fireworks filled the sky, the Who blared on the PA system and the Phillies rushed to the mound to celebrate.

Remember Cole Hamels, seven months younger than our title drought, delivering five stellar postseason starts to earn the World Series MVP award.

Remember Charlie Manuel, awash in chants of his name, standing on the makeshift stage behind second base and holding up his index finger: No.1. Manuel, who buried his mother during the playoff run, promised Philadelphia a "grand parade," and he delivered.

"I know she'd be happy," Manuel told the crowd. "She'd be laughing and giggling."

Remember the Phillie Phanatic rushing across the field with the 2008 championship banner fluttering behind him on a pole.

"The Phanatic isn't as young as he used to be," said Tom Burgoyne, who is about the same age. "The fans got him around the stadium."

Remember Burrell delivering a 400-foot double in what might be his last at-bat as a Phillie.

Remember Pedro Feliz driving in the biggest run of the Phillies' season - the one that gave them a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning last night.

Remember every last thing Shane Victorino did: the grand slam, the two-run shot in L.A., the defense, the four-RBI game against the Dodgers, the beanball throwdown and, of course, the two-run single 48 hours before the end of Game 5.

Remember Ryan Howard's just-in-time power surge, and the electrifying moments when his moonshots landed amid the bouncing fans and clutching hands.

Remember Chase Utley's opening statement, a two-run homer in his first World Series at-bat to signal that these Phillies were different from the teams that had disappointed in every sport for the last 25 years.

Remember Jimmy Rollins for the leadoff home runs and for leading the way all along.

Remember Carlos Ruiz, the shy, smiling catcher, topping a ball 50 feet down the third-base line for the biggest little hit in Phillies history.

Remember Eric Bruntlett sliding safely home on the biggest little hit in Phillies history to win Game 4 at 1:47 a.m. Sunday.

Remember Joe Blanton and his no-way home run in Game 4.

Remember the fans who turned the Bank into the loudest, happiest, coolest place in sports for the past month.

Remember the 25 years. They're important. They were real, too, and they helped define this city as a sports town for way too long. It was long enough to turn passion too often to anger. Maybe this championship will turn the vinegar back into wine.

Remember 1964 and Black Friday and Joe Carter, because they're all just a little further away and a little less menacing than they were a week ago.

Remember the Phillies' 10,000 losses, because they make this one win all the better.

Remember the other, uncountable losses: the loved ones buried in their red caps and Eagles sweatshirts, the fathers and mothers, spouses and friends who didn't make it to this day. Even the die-hards die in time.

Remember the older loved ones you weren't sure would live to see it. Make a call. Give out hugs. Bask in this with the people who matter most.

Remember Tug and Whitey. Remember Vuke and the Pope.

Remember it all, savor every moment.

After all, you waited forever and a day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 29, 2008


CNN.com has a story up now about up to 50,000 new voters in Georgia having been been purged (even after being informed they were registered, and almost certainly most of them erroneously), with insufficient time to correct the mistake

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama

VIDEOS: Vote Flipping on Touch-Screens in WV. Failure Seen Persisting Even After Election Official 'Recalibrates' Failed Machine!

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McCain Supporters in PA: "Bomb Obama" "Never vote for black"

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Chocolate news pleads the case for whites voting for Obama: "White folks...HAVE YOU LOST YOUR DAMN MIND???



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The 1933 White House coup of FDR, led by Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush. Admiral Smedley Butler stated in front of congress, that he was approahced by these people to take over the government from FDR with an army of 500,000. Watch this documentary, and you'll see a lot of parallels to what's going on today.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 28, 2008

The Republican Party in a nutshell: their highest ranking Senator guilty on all counts! What does that tell you about the Republican Party? Ironically, Republican Senator Ted Stevens is from Alaska, of all places! Can you name another high ranking politician from Alaska? None other that Sarah Palin! So Sarah Palin is "pallin' around with felons"! Ted Stevens helped Sarah Palin in her bid to become governor of Alaska! OUCH!!! THAT HURTS!!! Let's see how the rightwing media spins this one tomorrow! Maybe they'll just ignore reporting this.

Palin pallin' around with felon Ted Stevens. He helped her get elected governor of Alaska...WHOOPS!!! She's probably wearing clothes that aren't her property!

Ted Stevens, a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday _ found guilty of accepting a bonanza of home renovations and fancy trimmings from an oil executive and then lying about it.

ALASKAN GOP SENATOR GUILTY IN CORRUPTION CASE

Stevens Conviction Could Burn McCain, Palin

Montage of Republicans and conservatives agreeing that McCain is McBush:





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We just had the racist hoax by a McCain campaign worker who carved a backwards "B" in her face and blamed a non-existend big, black Obama backer...now we have this! I think the WHITES are scarier!


ATF foils 'skinhead plot' to assassinate Obama, kill blacks

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ES&S Touch-Screens Keep Flipping in WV, Now in At Least 6 Counties. Same ES&S iVotronics Flipping Votes from Democrats to Republicans (and others) in At Least 4 States. Warnings About Thes Machines Issued Long Ago, Yet Dems Continue to Allow Their Use...

With reports of voting problems rife in the media, and instances of vote flipping seen in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas, elections watchdogs are on their toes for any more foul play. In spite of their activism, 50,000 voters have been lopped off Georgia's rolls.

GOP Cyber security expert Stephen Spoonamore says that the GOP wanted e-voting to steal elections but now foreign governments will be hacking and the winner will be determined by the best hackers. He says that if the GOP wins the hacking competition, McCain will win 51.2 percent with three electoral votes over Obama, and it will be a stolen election.

(watch more voting videos by clicking "more shows" after the video begins, including HBO's "Hacking Democracy")

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 27, 2008

NEPA's champion of democracy: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader's Richard Connor!


A real "patriot". Richard Connor, the Republican-leaning publisher of the Times Leader, wants to be thanked for letting democracy rule and a democratic vote by people at the Times Leader say who the paper endorses for president. Connor exposes what he really thinks of democracy in his opening sentence: "DEMOCRACY STINKS", he says. Yes, arrogant Republicans think democracy stinks when it doesn't work for them. Thank you for admitting that, Mr. Connor. The champion of democracy's board voted 5-4 to endorse Obama, and Mr. Connor likes democracy so much, he gave an impassioned speech to sway them to vote for McCain and have a re-vote. Yes, when Republicans lose in democracy, it calls for a re-vote. Mr. Connor: why don't you just keep re-voting until you win? In his column, he wants you to think he was a "great guy" for not vetoing the vote. He has veto power since he's the publisher. We are so proud of you for not vetoing democracy, Mr. Connor! You deserve an award! Sidenote: after his impassioned speech, one more guy switched to Obama in the "democratic re-vote" and it ended up 6-3 Obama. So much for Connor's "Gipper" speech. I have another question Mr. Connor: If you vetoed the Obama endorsement, would you have told us that? If McCain won the "re-vote", would you have told us that you kept voting until McCain won? Why do I get the feeling that if McCain won the TL vote, there would NOT have been a "re-vote? Maybe if Obama wins the election, the Republicans will "champion democracy" and let us have a re-vote!

Richard Connor: "DEMOCRACY STINKS", and you should give me an award for not vetoing democracy.

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They LIED!

The Three Stooges.

Lawmakers gripe that bailout turning out to be far different from what was sold to them.

...and don't forget Shemp! Alan Greenspan!


Greenspan Concedes Error on Regulation

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Only a Republican would do this: after it was exposed that her clothes cost $150,000.00, she says they aren't hers! So, she's saying it's "OK" to RENT $150,000.00 clothes? And who rents clothes? Let alone $150,000.00 clothes? Is she NUTS? Would you vote for someone who says her clothes "aren't my property"? Would you vote for someone who doesn't wear her own clothes? Would you rent clothes? Would you rent $150,000.00 clothes? WHO WEARS CLOTHES THAT AREN'T THEIR PROPERTY, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE! LET'S STOP PRETENDING THIS IS NORMAL!!! She should be talking about health care, the Iraq War, and the financial crisis! Not renting $150,000.00 clothes! This video below might be the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen in my life. McCain is obviously not in control of his candidacy, because there is no way HE picked Sarah Palin as his VP candidate. Watch the video below and cringe in embarrassment.

Palin defends $150,000 wardrobe in her own clothes



...meanwhile, while Palin is renting $150,000.00 clothes and McCain is clanking around in the background like the tin man, Obama speaks to crowd of 150,000 in Denver:



Roaring toward the finish, Barack Obama presided Sunday over two Colorado rallies that together drew about 150,000 people, a startling turnout in a key swing state.

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Sorry, but 'fake Americans' aren't the real threat. As near as I can tell, you are a Fake American if you live in a big city. Or on the coasts (Gulf Coast excepted). Or shop at any store ritzier than Wal-Mart. Or worship at a mosque. Or hold a college degree (Bible colleges excepted). Or -- most important of all -- espouse any ideology that is not hard-core social conservatism.

The Republican talking points have gone from Obama is a Muslim to Obama is a terrorist to Obama is an elitist to Rev. Wright to Bill Ayers to Joe the Plumber. They're flailing away, throwing as much shit against the wall to see what, if anything, sticks. The McCain campaign is now "smearing" Obama, calling him a "socialist". But why is calling someone a "socialist", a smear? McCain and the Republicans are saying they are against "spreading the wealth", as if spreading wealth is a bad thing! There you have it! The Republicans finally tell us all the truth: they want the wealth concentrated with a few super-rich people!

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A Perfect Storm This Election Season?



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 26, 2008

News anchor who was in the movie "W" beaten to death!
The corporate controlled media is skirting around mentioning that the anchor woman who was beaten to death was in the movie "W". That could be a possible motive, so why is the media not mentioning this in their reports? Think about it: a famous anchor is beaten to death...and it isn't noteworthy that she was in one of the present top movies out in the theaters? When Heath Ledger died, did they "forget" to mention that he was the Joker in the new Batman movie? What's going on here?

Beaten Arkansas anchorwoman dies in hospital

Here's two articles that mention that she was in the movie "W", but you have to go outside the mainstream media to find them. Start reading the Australian news and watching Russian Television to get the best news coverage. What is going on with the corporate media in this country???

TV anchor Anne Pressly bashed after George Bush film role

'W' actress Anne Pressly stabbed

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Why Has John McCain Blocked Info on MIAs?

Report: McCain Suppressed Info on Fellow Vietnam POWs Left Behind

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SNL: Ferrell's Bush endorses McCain to 'really help' campaign



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Sadly, the best summary of electonic voting machines in America is on Russian Television.

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Another Lost Obama Vote on an ES&S Touch-Screen. TN Voter's Screen Goes Blank, Right to Cast Ballot Gone. Just Like the Obama/DNC Attorneys Apparently...

Election Developments & Problems in FL, GA, VA, IN, OH, NM, TN, WV. Broward Co. FL Election Supervisor: 'No One Could Have Anticipated' Massive Voter Turnout. Pre-Election Litigation, Early Voting, Machine Malfunctions and Other Voting and Election Developments Across the Country This Week...

ES&S Touch-Screen Votes Now Flipping in TX Too! Obama/DNC Attorneys Still AWOL! State After State, ES&S iVotronics Are Flipping Democratic Votes to Republican! What You Can Do About It, And Where the Hell Are Those 'Thousands' of Obama/DNC Attorneys?...

Big Setbacks for GOP Voter Suppression Efforts in Swing States. Courts Rule Against Republican Schemes to Keep Voters from Voting in WI, OH, NV...


Federal Lawsuit Finally Filed Against PA to Demand Emergency Paper Ballots for Voters. NAACP, Voting Rights Coalition Demand Paper Ballots If 'Majority' of Voting Machines Fail. Sec. of the Commonwealth Had Previously Decreed Paper Only Necessary if ALL Voting Machines Break Down in a Precinct...

Following Widespread Complaints, New Lawsuit Seeks Paper Balloting in Pennsylvania

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Stealing America... Will your vote count?



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Sneak attack! Dog's foot trying to steal bone from him; dog defends bone...





Saturday, October 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 25, 2008

McCain supporter pulls RACIST HOAX!

Ashley Todd Story Pushed By McCain Campaign Aide, Say Reporters

Report: McCain camp hyped attack tale before truth emerged

Rick Sanchez Calls Out Media That Fell For "Mutilation" Hoax

Campaign Volunteer Faces Charges In Attack Hoax. Ashley Todd told investigators today she "just wanted to tell the truth" -- and was neither robbed, nor attacked

Police: McCain volunteer made up robbery story

Does ANYONE find it "more than a coincidence", that Jack Murtha just called Western Pennsylvania "racist"…and then this McCain supporter from Texas pulls off this HOAX in...WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA??????

"Part of the story is the fact that it was reported by the media," said Sanchez. "We would not be telling the story now had it not been carried by so many outlets. As I mentioned before, it was mentioned on, as a matter of fact I have a list and not to mention names, but the initials of the news organizations are Fox News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Newsday. And also radio talk show hosts went on their radio stations and talked ad infinitum about the story yesterday, one of them even seemingly being a braggadocio about it when he was on the air with our own Wolf Blitzer yesterday."




(below) 1989: Charles Stuart murdered his pregnant wife and shot himself, and blamed a black man and the media ate it up.

● A white woman is killed in a black neighborhood, and her prematurely-delivered baby dies a few weeks later.
● Her husband is seriously shot and says a black man did the shooting.
● The black man and his family protest his innocence in this case.

Charles Stuart, Puppetmaster. A Look Back at a Notorious Boston Murder with Racist Overtones

Charles Stuart: Puppetmaster (when this movie is over, click "more shows" to see "REEL Bad Arabs", for more RACISM...

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(below) 1994: Susan Smith killed her two boys and blamed a black man.


1994: SUSAN SMITH CLAIMED A BLACK MAN jumped into her car and drove off with her children. She drove her two boys into a lake and killed them, and blamed a black man.

Troy Davis: innocent man's execution keeps getting postponed at the last minute. 7 witnesses came forward and said they lied. And the corrupt courts, including the Supreme Court, won't give him a hearing.

Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled to be executed Monday night. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court refused to hear Davis’s appeal to have a jury hear new evidence that he says could prove his innocence. Lawyers have asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay his execution and allow them to file a new federal lawsuit based on innocence claims. We speak to Ezekiel Edwards of the Innocence Project and Laura Moye of Amnesty International USA.

Lawyers Planning Last-Minute Challenges as Time Running Out for Troy Anthony Davis

UPDATE! Another 11th hour stay of execution for Troy Davis!

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Spreading the Wealth

Special commentary by Big Dan: "The Republicans and the complicit media went from Rev. Wright to Bill Ayers to Joe the Plumber and now to 'Obama is a SOCIALIST'. McCain goes all over TV saying 'Obama wants to spread the wealth'. Have we all gone insane??? Since when is 'spreading the wealth' a bad idea??? What the HELL is going on with us??? What McCain is really saying, is 'All the wealth should NOT be spread around, it should stay concentrated with the richest 5% of Americans'. THAT is exactly what's wrong! We NEED to 'spread the wealth'!!! This is further proof that the Republican Party is a fringe party and must cheat to win elections. They are out of touch with 95% of Americans."

Bill Maher's monologue from last night:




Friday, October 24, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 24, 2008

"Small-town Sarah" from "REAL America"!!! Is she BULLSHITTING you??? You betcha!!! WINK WINK!!!

The biggest BULLSHIT story of all time! "Small Town Sarah"!!!

MCCAIN'S HIGHEST PAID STAFFER FOR FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER... PALIN'S MAKEUP ARTIST!!! $22,800 for a 2-month period!!! Edward's $400 haircut and Biden's $150 tie pale in comparison!!!





The leader of the United States of America: Republican George W. Bush.



Special commentary by Big Dan: "You know why we're in this crisis, this financial crisis? Because we have no leadership. Who is the leader of the United States? No, it's not congress. No, it's not the Senate. It's George W. Bush! Republicans would like us to forget that our leader is George W. Bush. McCain and Palin would like us to forget they are Republicans and George W. Bush is a Republican. And Dick Cheney is a Republican. Under Republican George W. Bush, we've had: 9/11, the non-existent response to Katrina in which George W. Bush and John McCain celebrated eating birthday cake on an airport runway while people were dying in New Orleans, spying on Americans with the telecoms, and TORTURE! Just to name a few things. Our leader is Republican president George W. Bush. Don't forget that when you're at the polls. And don't forget, John McCain is a Republican. And Sarah Palin is a Republican. Message to Republicans: 'some other party' isn't in the White House...IT'S THE REPUBLICANS!!!"

McCain’s Dark Side Makes Him Unfit To Lead America

Woman quits job at call center over anti-Obama script

Anti-robocall robocall

McCain robocall:



Opey, Andy, & the Fonz are for Obama:

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die


The "financial crisis":

The Stark Choice Now Facing America

Fiscal Cat 5 Hurricane Warning

US foreclosure filings up 71 percent in 3Q

Foreclosure filings spike 71%. Third quarter numbers saw a sharp rise compared to last year; in September, 81,312 homes were repossessed by lenders.

Fed Attempting To Prevent "Great Depression II"

Do the Bank Bailouts Pass the Smell Test?

David Gergen Explains New World Order in Confrontation

Hard times have some flirting with survivalism. Economic angst has Americans stockpiling 'beans, bullets and Band-Aids’



The End Of America

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 23, 2008

Mark Crispin Miller.

MARK CRISPIN MILLER: Well, I know (the 2004 election was stolen) because there’s been an audit of the vote in eighteen counties of Ohio by a researcher named Richard Hayes Phillips, who had his team literally scrutinize every single ballot that was warehoused in eighteen Ohio counties. They took over 30,000 digital photographs. This is not speculation, Amy. This is a meticulous, careful, specific and conclusive demonstration that John Kerry actually won some 200,000 votes in those eighteen counties only that were taken away from him. Bush’s official victory margin, you may recall, was about 118,000. So there is no question about it. Ohio was stolen.

Early Voting Sees Reports of Voter Intimidation, Machine Malfunctions

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Landslide Denied: Exit Polls vs. Vote Count 2006. Demographic Validity of the National Exit Poll and the Corruption of the Official Vote Count

Diebold, Electronic Voting and the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy

Votes Reportedly Flipping from Repub to Dem in TN! So NOW Can We Impound These Machines, Take Them Out of Service and Give Every Voter a PAPER BALLOT, Please?!

Election Integrity Filmmaker Sees Own Vote Flipped on ESS Touch-Screens in TN. David and Patricia Earnhardt Report Their Problems During Early Voting in Nashville. Obama Vote Won't Register, Then Flips to Other Candidate, as Similarly Reported Recently in WV...

Long Lines, Machine Failures Greet Early Voters, CNN Reporter, in Florida. CNN's John Zarella Documents His More-Than 3 Hours Trying to Vote in the Sunshine State on Tuesday...

The GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Hoax

GOP's ACORN 'Voter Fraud' Hoax Now Officially a National Joke...



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Get a nice, big, healthy whiff of the GOP BULLSHIT!!!

"Small town" Sarah from "real America" has $150,000.00 clothes.

RNC Has Spent Over $150,000 On Palin's Clothes: Report (SLIDESHOW)

Below: "Small town" Cindy and "Real America" Laura at the RNC.

Above: Cindy McCain in her $300,000.00 RNC "small town family values" get-up.

Sarah, Cindy, and Laura are as much "small town" as "Joe the Plumber" is a plumber...with the name Joe... Hey! They're "small town" multi-millionaires from "real America"!!! Who wear hundreds-of-thousands of dollars worth of clothing!!! Heck! You Betcha!!!

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Bill Ayers
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Distinguished professor Bill Ayers speaks at East Lansing, MI - November 30, 2007.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 22, 2008

Mark Crispin Miller on Democracy NOW!

This is a "must see"; the stolen election has already started! Click on "DN! Video" below to see the Real Player video.

AMY GOODMAN: Just days after reports that six early voters in at least two West Virginia counties claimed their votes were switched from Democrat to Republican, a couple in Nashville, Tennessee reported similar problems with paperless voting machines. In West Virginia, one voter said, "I hit Obama, and it switched to McCain. I am really concerned about that. If McCain wins, there was something wrong with the machines.”

In Tennessee, a filmmaker couple also had difficulties casting their vote for the Democratic candidate, the Brad Blog reports. They had to hit the Obama button several times before it actually registered, and in one case it momentarily flipped from Obama to Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney. Patricia Earnhardt said, “The McKinney button was located five rows below the Obama button.” The couple in Nashville were using machines made by the same company as those in the counties in West Virginia—by Election Systems and Software.

Meanwhile, there are reports of long lines at early voting sites in several other states, including some counties in Texas, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.

Mark Crispin Miller is a media critic who’s been focused on voter problems and election fraud in this country. He’s a professor at New York University, author of several books. Most recently he edited Loser Take All: Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008. His previous book, Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election and Why They’ll Steal the Next One Too.

Mark Crispin Miller now joins us in the firehouse studio. Welcome to Democracy Now!

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The Republican Smearmeisters' ACORN Voter Fraud HOAX!!!

The TRUTH about ACORN!!!

GOP Charges of ACORN 'Voter Fraud' in NM Fall Apart. Perhaps the ACORN 'Voter Fraud' is Hiding with the WMD?...

GOP Busted for Voter Suppression

Ex DOJ Voting Rights Chief: "It's Going to Take a Long Time to Cleanse" Department

A former top Department of Justice voting rights official -- who once worked with John McCain in defense of the senator's campaign-finance reform bill -- has added his name to the growing chorus that is denouncing the department's investigation of ACORN as a shameful and inappropriate politicization of Justice along the lines of the US attorney firings.

The GOP Escalates Its Nutty Attacks on ACORN. Republican smears have reached fever pitch.

Attention Voters: Here's What You Have to Do to Make Sure You Get to Vote. Voters should verify their voter registrations are current and then vote early to avoid Election Day delays at polling places.

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Robert Greenwald of BraveNewFilms" on the Colbert Report the other night:



What is ACORN???



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McSenile AGREES with nasty things Obama supporters are saying about the people in Western Pennsylvania?????

“You know, I think you may have noticed that Senator Obama’s supporters have been saying some pretty nasty things about western Pennsylvania lately,” McCain said. “And you know, I couldn’t agree with them more. I couldn’t disagree with you. (bd: what is he talking about???) I couldn’t agree with you more than the fact that western Pennsylvania is the most patriotic, most God-loving, most patriotic part of America, and this is a great part of the country.” (bd: I live in NEPA, northeastern Pa., and McCain just said we're not as patriotic and God-loving as Western Pennsylvania!!! GODDAMMIT!!! Well, then...FUCK YOU! MCCAIN!!!)



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Protester attempts citizen’s arrest of Karl Rove in San Francisco.



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Economy

UPDATE 1-At least five Chase banks hit with letter threats

FBI probing 30 powder-laced letters sent to banks in 9 cities

JPMorgan Responsible for the Destruction of U.S. Financial System

Socialism, American-Style. Why American CEOs covet a massive European-style social-welfare state.

Study says most corporations pay no U.S. income taxes

Oligarchy in America

Obscure Tax Breaks Increase Cost of Financial Rescue. IRS and Treasury Take Series of Steps for Investors Caught Up in Crisis, Sparking Complaints of Overstepping Authority

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Oct 21, 2008

Mrs. Big Dan with Medea Benjamin of CODE PINK at the TroopsOutNow anti-war protest in Washington DC two summers ago; see Medea in the video below...

Special Commentary by Big Dan: "While the corporate controlled media was busy with "Joe the Plumber", the millionaire bailout banksters/Paulson/Goldman-Sachs shit all over mother of dead vet. They foreclosed on her home with no warning. The "evil" CODE PINK (Rush Limbaugh/rightwingers say Code Pink are evil commies, etc...) comes to the rescue and saves her home! You won't see this story on corporate controlled television, which is a mouthpiece of the rich elites, corporations, and the government! You'll only see it on Democracy NOW! TV news with no commercials, no corporate money, and no government money. Just donations from people like you and me. And they cover people like you and me."

AMY GOODMAN: Last week, the corporate media was abuzz with talk of “Joe the Plumber”, the Ohio man invoked by Senator John McCain to criticize Senator Obama’s tax policy. Well, Joe Wurzelbacher was said to embody the plight of millions of average Americans, because he sought to buy his own small business but worried Obama’s tax plan would hold him back. It turns out that probably Obama’s tax plan would have benefited him more than McCain’s.

But here in New York, another story unfolded that went almost entirely ignored despite also touching on problems many Americans face. Jocelyne Voltaire, a resident of Queens Village, New York, saw her home go up for auction—almost—after a mortgage company foreclosed on it. She had made a 50 percent down payment twenty years ago but recently saw her mortgage payments skyrocket under a predatory loan scam. Her mortgage is controlled by a company called Litton Mortgage, an affiliate of the Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs.

Voltaire had fallen behind on her payments in part because she no longer had the support of her son, a former Marine who served in the Iraq war. She was told her of son’s death just weeks after being informed of the foreclosure.

Jocelyne Voltaire’s home was set to go on the auction block on Friday, but a grassroots campaign led by the peace group CODEPINK helped prevent the sale. Within hours of an emergency appeal, CODEPINK raised more than $10,000 to make a payment on Jocelyne Voltaire’s home. The auction has been avoided for now, but Jocelyne still faces a crippling mortgage.

CODE PINK: Heal Main Street

Grassroots Effort Helps New York Mother Avoid Foreclosure

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Breaking: Death Threats, Hack Attempts 'Barrage' OH Sec. of State's Office (Jennifer Brunner). Threatening Packages, Messages Received Following Brunner's Legal Tussles With State Republicans. Website Set to 'Static Mode' Due to 'Security Breaches'; Investigation Launched by State Police...

Thousands Face Mix-Ups In Voter Registrations. In New Databases, Many Are Wrongly Flagged as Ineligible

Out of MILLIONS and MILLIONS of votes between 2002 & 2005, there were 17 (that's SEVENTEEN!!!) cases of VOTER FRAUD!!!

Summary: The Washington Post quoted McCain campaign manager Rick Davis' claim that reports of investigations into ACORN have suggested "rampant voter fraud as it relates to voter registration." But the Post did not point out that actual instances of illegal votes cast as a result of registration fraud, e.g., using false names, are extremely rare. Federal statistics show that between October 2002 and September 2005, the Justice Department charged 95 people with "election fraud" and convicted 55, of whom only 17 were convicted for casting fraudulent ballots.

Wash. Post reported that McCain campaign manager warned of "rampant voter fraud," but not that illegal votes are almost never cast

2007 study by the New York University School of Law concluded that "it is more likely that an individual will be struck by lightning than that he will impersonate another voter at the polls."

Meet the Bloggers:

When it comes to election protection and voter suppression, there's perhaps no one more knowledgeable than Color of Change's James Rucker. That's why Rucker will be our special guest on Meet the Bloggers this Friday at 1pm Et/10am PT, as we discuss these critical issues.

Joining Rucker will be Jon Pincus (Liminal States) and Brad Friedman (The Brad Blog). Both have written extensively about this topic, and they will chat with show host Cenk Uygur about early reports of voter suppression and fraud, as well as campaigns to combat this problem.



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Read about the lynchmob/NAZI-esque tactics of Republican senator Joe McCarthy.

Minnesota Republican nutcake Michele Bachmann calls for McCarthy-era-like investigations over "un-American" congress members!

Bachmann Calls For McCarthyite Investigation Into Anti-American Activities Of Liberals

Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) Accuses Obama of Being “Anti-American”

Surrogates of John McCain have also intensified their campaign to paint Barack Obama as anti-American. On Friday, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Rep. Michele Bachmann: “Yeah, absolutely. I’m very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That’s what the American people are concerned about. That’s why they want to know what his answers are. That’s why Joe the plumber has figured so highly in the last few days.”

Chris Matthews: “OK. I’m not going to get off this…”

Bachmann: “Because Joe the plumber…”

Matthews: “I want to stay this—what do you mean by…”

Bachmann: “..asked a question that a lot of Americans want to know.”

During the same program, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said the media should launch an investigation to determine who in Congress is pro-American or anti-American. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Bachmann’s comments may end up hurting her re-election bid. Since Friday, her opponent, Elwyn Tinklenberg of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, raised more than $640,000—more than all the donations he received during the entire third quarter.



Bachmann Flashback: GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet

Yes! This is really a picture of Michele Bachmann kissing George W. Bush! Anyone remember this???


Another Michele Bachmann Flashback: At the 2007 State of the Union address, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) infamously gripped onto President Bush’s shoulder until he gave her “a kiss and an embrace.”

...MORE...Rep. Michele Bachmann Hearts Bush

Republicans stoke memories of Joe McCarthy

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