Thursday, February 21, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 21, 2008

● Worse than Watergate: Bush scores lowest presidential approval rating EVER!

● Bush approval rating hits all-time low 19%!!!

The George W Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages. You'll want to be the first at your corporation to make a contribution to this great man's legacy.

The Library will include:

The Hurricane Katrina Room, which is still under construction.

The Alberto Gonzales Room, where you can't remember anything.

The Texas Air National Guard Room, where you don't have to even show up.

The Walter Reed Hospital Room, where they don't let you in.

The Guantanamo Bay Room, where they don't let you out.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room (which no one has been able to find).

The Iraq War Room. After you complete your first tour, they make you go back for a second, third, fourth, and sometimes fifth tour.

The Dick Cheney Room, in the famous undisclosed location, complete with shooting gallery.

Plans also include:
The K-Street Project Gift Shop - where you can buy (or just steal) an election.

The Airport Men's Room, where you can meet some of your favorite Republican Senators.

To highlight the President's accomplishments, the museum will have an electron microscope to help you locate them.

Last, but not least, there will be an entire floor devoted to a 7/8 scale model of the President's ego.

When asked, President Bush said that he didn't care so much about the individual exhibits as long as his museum was better than his father's.

● US Cops Go Out of Control; US Citizens No Longer Safe

● Dirty Money: Whistle-blower site taken offline

● US says it nailed dead satellite. 130 miles over the Pacific, Navy missile takes out satellite carrying toxic fuel.

● The U.S. military said Wednesday that two women used as suicide bombers in attacks earlier this month had undergone psychiatric treatment but there is no indication they had Down syndrome as Iraqi and U.S. officials initially had claimed.

● Subprime Is Really SubCRIME: America's Deeper Financial Crisis. Danny Schechter, AlterNet. Corporate Accountability and WorkPlace: Policy proposals are not enough to save the economy. Candidates, take note.

● Gitmo Trials Rigged from the Start
Ross Tuttle, The Nation. Rights and Liberties: A damning new interview reveals that the Gitmo trials are only for show.

● The West to the World: Accept Our Values or Die. Abid Mustafa, Middle East Online. ForeignPolicy: The forceful imposition of Western values is far more of a threat to world peace than Muslim nations gaining WMD.

● Debunking the Hemp Conspiracy Theory
By Steven Wishnia, AlterNet. DrugReporter: Pot isn't illegal because the paper industry is afraid of competing with hemp -- it's because of racism and the culture wars.

● Crushing Defeat For Musharraf: "The Myth Is Broken"; "Q Is Finished"; "They Couldn’t Have Rigged It Even If They Tried"

● Deputy tasers high school student



● A female lobbyist had been turning up with him (John McCain) at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.



● McCain's Ties To Lobbyist Worried Aides


● Lobbyist in pic with Bush

● McCain's Holiday from History in Pakistan; Will any Old Military Dictator Do?; Lies about Obama

● BREAKING: Ohio SoS Fires Another GOP County Election Official, GOP State Senator Applauds. 30-Year Summit County Republican Boss Alex Arshinkoff Latest in Series of Ohio Election Officials to Face Reprimand, Criminal Charges. 'Ran Local GOP Machine Out of Election Board Office,' Says Democrat SoS Brunner; 'Abused Power, Position, Employees,' Says Republican State Senator Vying for Party Chair...

● Sequoia E-Voting Machines Reporting Inaccurate Totals in New Jersey. Post-Super Tuesday Canvass Reveals Discrepancies Between Internal Printouts and Memory Cartridges on DRE Systems in Five Separate Counties. Same 'Tamperproof' Machines Recently Hacked by Princeton University Professor, Also Failed to Start Up Properly on Election Day...

● Bloomberg Charges 'Fraud' in NYC Primary, But Believes 'No Legal Issue at Stake'. The Mayor's Curious Position Follows Reports That Obama Received Zero Votes in Nearly 80 Precincts, Including Harlem, During Unofficial Super Tuesday Tally...

● Diebold Names Senior Diebold Officials to 'New Independent' Diebold Election Division Board. Braintrust Also Adds a Former Election Official and a Military Intelligence Officer Just to Help Keep Up Their Image...

● Rush Limbaugh: 'We're Trying to Avoid a 50 State Landslide!'. Republicanist Radio Pundit Responds in Heated Tirade to Criticism by Former Bush Sr. Secretary of State, Concerning His Attacks on John McCain...

● McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill


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

EXCLUSIVE: Rigged Trials at Guantanamo

The Nation magazine reveals the former chief prosecutor for the prison’s military commissions says the Pentagon has foreclosed the possibility of acquittals. We speak with Nation reporter Ross Tuttle and law professor Scott Horton.

DN! transcript or DN! video

Willie Nelson! On Democracy NOW!

Musical Legend Willie Nelson on Farm Aid, Biodiesel Fuel, Outlaw Country Music, Marijuana Laws, the Impeachment of President Bush, the 9/11 Attacks & More
Country music legend Willie Nelson joins us for the hour to talk politics and to play some songs, including “A Moment of Forever,” “On the Road Again,” “You’re Always on My Mind” and “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.”

DN! transcript or DN! video

(bd: This Willie Nelson interview is one of the best interviews I've ever seen! I don't like country music, but Willie breaks into song several times during the interview with Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzales, as Willie site with an acoustic guitar during his interview...PHENOMENAL!)
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