Saturday, December 8, 2007

Big Dan's Big News Dec 8, 2007

(artwork by Little De; click on drawing to enlarge)

· BIG NEWS! GOP Initiative to Steal California Electoral College Votes Fails Again

· MORE! On this important story (that they aren't telling you about!): DEAD AGAIN: GOP Initiative to Grab California Electoral College Votes Fails to Meet Deadline for June Ballot; Off Again On Again Dirty Trick Scheme Now Off Again...For Now; CBS News Report Reveals Apparently Fraudulent Signature Gathering by Supporters...

· Kennedy: Tape destruction is ‘a mockery of the rule of law.’ On the Senate floor today, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) railed against the Bush administration over the revelation that the CIA had destroyed videotapes in 2005 of agency officials using harsh interrogation tactics. Calling it a “cover-up,” Kennedy declared that “we haven’t seen anything like this since the eighteen and a half minute gap in the tapes of President Richard Nixon” and that the administration is “making a mockery of the rule of law.”

· Yeah, right!!! Whitehouse Press Secretary (and LIAR) Dana Perino: Congress Knew More About CIA Activities Than Bush, President Not ‘Aware’ Of Torture Tapes; During the White House press briefing today, reporters bore into White House Press Secretary Dana Perino over when President Bush was first informed about the CIA’s destruction of videotapes in 2005 that featured agency officials using harsh interrogation tactics. Perino said that Bush had “no recollection of being made aware of the tapes or their destruction before yesterday” (Bush didn't know about NIE report stating Iran has no WMD's, either! How many LIES is this, this week?)

· Bush says he "doesn't recollect" being told about tapes

· CIA Was Told To Keep Interrogation Tapes, But Destroyed Them Anyway

· The NIE Iran Report and Alan Dershowitz; Now comes Professor Dershowitz, in a rant that is not only hysterical but almost catatonic, presuming to know more about what is, or is not, going on in Iran than the sum total of sixteen U.S. intelligence agencies combining hundreds of thousands of the nation's most expert intelligence collectors and analysts who annually consume forty or fifty billion American tax dollars.

· Neocons Devastated by Iran Intel Bombshell, But Don't Count Them Out Yet

· Walter Cronkite: Our Troops Must Leave Iraq

· Embattled State Department inspector general resigns; Howard Krongard, under fire for allegedly impeding probes into problems with construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and with security firm Blackwater Worldwide, submitted his resignation Friday.

· O’Reilly: Progressive Blogs Are The Work Of….Satan!!!

· Once Upon a Time the Religious Right Demonized Christmas, Even Banning Its Celebration

· Study: McDonald's Marketting Focus's On Children; A new report released by Corporations and Health Watch, earlier this month, exposes the marketing tactics of McDonald's. According to the report entitled "McDonald's and Children's Health: The Production of New Customers, "the world's largest fast food chain uses cartoons, toys, schools, charities and even parents to reach its youngest customers.

· Secret DoJ Legal Memos: Bush Determines What Is Constitutional

· Answers to questions about Bush's sub-prime plan

· Judith Nathan got taxpayer-funded chauffeur services from the NYPD earlier than previously disclosed - even before her affair with then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani was revealed, witnesses and sources tell the Daily News.

· Video: Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Claims God Is Driving Up His Poll Numbers

· Burned! Meet William Chrisman, FBI Entrapment Specialist

Brave New Films's "The War On Greed" (see video below)

A Home for the Holidays. What would you do if you lived in one of Henry Kravis' mansions for a day during the holidays? Would you feed the homeless? Throw a huge party? Sell everything on eBay?

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