Saturday, March 1, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Mar 1, 2008

(latest Ohio & Texas polls; click on picture to enlarge)

● The Texas Star: Obama Campaign Keeps Rising. Hillary Clinton soldiers on, while Obama's events resemble political rock concerts.

● Kenyan elders have demanded an apology from Washington ahead of a planned protest over the controversial photograph of the American presidential hopeful Barack Obama in traditional Somali dress.

● The GOP’s Disadvantages: The New York Times’ Nagourney does a smart preview piece of how Republicans are likely to go after Obama in a general election, and are already doing so (on national security, taxes, his voting record, and even his middle name). But what the piece doesn’t mention is that the Republican Party is facing HUGE problems -- bigger than any candidate they could face.

● Anti-war groups launch campaigns against 'bomb Iran' McCain

● AP, others urge US Supreme Court to give military detainees in Iraq access to US courts



● Cleveland's Voting System Fails Testing in Advance of Tuesday's Primary in Ohio. UPDATE: Third Test Attempt a Success for New Op-Scan Machines in State's Most Populous County...

● A Liberal Goes Undercover to Brave America's Premiere Right-Wing Gathering. Posing as a lobbyist for the American Milk Solids Council, one lefty blogger entered the belly of the CPAC beast.

● George Bush Is Engaged in an Epic Battle to Cover His Ass. Rights and Liberties: Bush's showdown with the Dems in Congress over granting telecoms immunity for spying has big implications.

● Oil Hit's $103/gallon; was $20/gallon when Bush took office! (Big Dan's prediction: $4/gallon gas by spring!)

● President Bush is actually completely clueless that gas prices are soaring towards $4.00!

● USDA Shuts Down Congressional Audit The Agriculture Department abruptly ordered congressional auditors to leave its Washington offices this week and told employees not to cooperate with them.

● Turkey Is In Iraq to Stay

● That's right. The biggest economic scandal in the last half century, the subprime fiasco, and the “business friendly” stooges at the SEC are still sitting on their hands reciting passages from Milton Friedman instead of dragging crooked banksters off to the hoosegow in leg-irons.

(bd: We're #1 !!!) US rates of incarceration beat those of any European country to include Russia and former satellites of Stalin's Soviet Union. By the time you read this, more than 2.3 million adults will have been locked up in 'big houses' throughout the US. That number far exceeds some 1.8 million adult prisoners representing the total prison population of 36 European countries where the aggregate population is 2.7 times that of the US.

● Bush Aide Resigns After Admitting Plagiarism

● WikiLeaks LIVES! A federal judge in San Francisco who had ordered the shutdown of a whistle-blowers' Web site where private bank documents were posted changed his mind Friday, conceding his original ruling might not have been constitutional.

● A man who stayed in a Las Vegas hotel room where ricin was found is in critical condition at a hospital, where he has been since mid-February, said a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department official.

● Attorney General Mukasey Refuses Probe of Bush Aides. Mukasey Refuses to Order Grand Jury Probe of Bush Chief of Staff, Ex-White House Counsel



● Holy Redemmer Students Stage Walkout In Support of Scranton Diocese Bishop Martino's Union Busting. The Bishop hasn't met with the teachers since his January announcement that he would no longer recoginize the teachers union...(click here...) ... (and here)

● …YET…on the same exact day, Bishop Martino finds the time to meet with billionaire indicted for perjury about alleged mob ties to dedicate his $35 million student center, the DeNaples Center!!!

● Scranton Diocese was recently in the news after reaching a $3,000,000.00 settlement in a federal lawsuit against a sexually abusive priest!

● …and shutting down local Catholic schools to "save money"!

God bless...Ye....$35 million dollar...DeNaples center......
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