Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News May 28, 2008

King George W. Bush's government lawyers told federal judges that the president can send the military into any U.S. neighborhood, capture a citizen and hold him in prison without charge, indefinitely. "Conservatives" remain silent on the matter!

Bush on the dead military buried in Arlington: "They're an awesome bunch of people". He speaks like a little kid! They're awesome??? (hat tip to Drumbo for pointing this out)

"They're an awesome bunch of people and the United States is blessed to have such citizens.".


Playing on HBO: "Recount"

Corrections: In Which the New York Times Perpetuates the Myth It Created -- That Bush Won Florida in 2000

Supreme Court Stops Reruns of HBO's 'Recount'

here's the report [PDF] showing that Al Gore did, in fact, receive more votes in Florida in 2000 than George W. Bush

HotPotatoMash: NY TIMES Perpetuates The Myth - It Created - That Bush Won Florida In 2000

Rush Limburr 'n duh NYTimes tolded me dat Bush won every recount in Flerida in 2000, 'n duh HBO movie "Recount" wuz wrong!

HBO's 'Recount' and Kevin Spacey lose Florida, but may win Emmy elections with Katherine Harris


Maybe we're NOT so stupid! The Department of Transportation said figures from March show the steepest decrease in driving ever recorded. Compared with March a year earlier, Americans drove an estimated 4.3 percent less -- that's 11 billion fewer miles, the DOT's Federal Highway Administration said Monday, calling it "the sharpest yearly drop for any month in FHWA history." Records have been kept since 1942.

Wake up! People! More on the propaganda front!

By Williams' estimation, the government's calculation that unemployment was 5 percent in April and that inflation was 4 percent and economic growth 2 percent over the last year, is fantasy. It might even be disinformation.

The New Jersey native is leading a one-man crusade to expose official economic data as grossly misleading at best and, at worst, a pack of lies. His Shadow Government Statistics Web site ( has become a magnet for those convinced that official data put a happy-talk gloss on the nation's economy. The growing popularity of the site, which costs subscribers $175 a year, is testimony to the deep suspicion many Americans harbor about government information as the economy falls into a swoon.

Did you see this on corporate ANBCBSNNX? It's not worth a mention? Wake up!

The American academic Norman Finkelstein has been arrested and ordered deported from Israel. Finkelstein arrived in Tel Aviv earlier today on his way to the Occupied Territories. He was immediately detained and told he is banned from Israel for ten years. He’s expected to be deported tomorrow. Finkelstein is known one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.


Learn about great Americans like Utah Phillips, who are shut out of the corporate media on purpose. Did you ever see him on ANBCBSNNX? Think about it! Learning doesn't stop when you get out of school! I just learned about the great American Utah Phillips, please watch this video! And learn! Aren't you sick of corporate pundits like Rush Limbaugh telling you what to think? I'm sure Rush Limbaugh hates Utah Phillips...and you have Democracy NOW! news, if you have DISH or DirecTV, start watching it! Instead of the corporate line they spoonfeed idiots! Come on! Do it! I'm learning myself, as I do this blog! Learning what the corporate media doesn't want us to know!

Utah Phillips: "If we play our cards right, pretty soon it won't be 'alternative media' They fight with money, we fight with time. They're going to run out of money, before we run out of time. So let us be patient, and you do your work, and I'll do mine."

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

The “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest”: Legendary Folk Musician, Activist Utah Phillips, 1935-2008

Utah Phillips, the legendary folk musician and peace and labor activist, has died at the age of seventy-three. Over the span of nearly four decades, Utah Phillips worked in what he referred to as “the Trade,” performing tirelessly throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The son of labor organizers, Phillips was a lifelong member of the Industrial Workers of the World, known as the Wobblies. As a teenager, he ran away from home and started living as a hobo who rode the rails and wrote songs about his experiences. In 1956, he joined the Army and served in the Korean War, an experience he would later refer to as the turning point of his life. In 1968, he ran for the US Senate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket. For the past twenty-one years he lived in Nevada City, where he started a nationally syndicated folk music radio show. He also helped found the Hospitality House homeless shelter and the Peace and Justice Center. We spend the hour with an interview with Phillips from January 2004.

DN! transcript or DN! video

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