Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Big Dan's Big News June 11, 2008

"Fat Bastard & the Republicans"

The Republicans "don't want to punish big oil" and say that doing something about big oil raping us, won't bring down $4 gas. IE: doing nothing and doing something...won't bring down gas prices! They and their followers keep saying that drilling will lower gas prices. When they controlled the presidency, the house, and the senate from 2000->2006, why didn't they do something about it? They did NOTHING! Just like they want to do now: NOTHING!

Saved by Senate Republicans, big oil companies dodged an attempt Tuesday to slap them with a windfall profits tax and take away billions of dollars in tax breaks in response to the record gasoline prices that have the nation fuming.

Republicans Side With Big Oil, Against Us!

Flashback May 1: Exxon Mobil reports $11B in quarterly profits

Senate Conservatives Uses Rare Maneuver To Try To Close Down A Hearing On Torture (Republicans are FOR torture! What kind of a party are they? The unAmerican party!)

FBI General Counsel: Waterboarding Is ‘Clearly Not Permissible In The United States’

Top McCain Adviser Blatantly Lies About Obama’s Tax Proposals: ‘He’s Not Proposed One Single Tax Cut’


Not covered in the controlled corporate owned media! Dennis Kucinich introduces articles of impeachment of George W. Bush! This is proof that you need to switch to independent media!

Sign to tell congress to impeach George W. Bush!

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From Lair of the BlueBear.


Women Give John McCain a ZERO!

John McCain's record on reproductive rights couldn't be more appalling. There, we said it! We said it because the corporate media won't confront McCain on the real issues in this election. They won't tell you, for instance, that McCain has consistently received a big fat zero from NARAL on its pro-choice scorecard. Nor will they tell you that McCain has flip-flopped on Roe v. Wade and now supports overturning this all-too-crucial case.

Because the corporate media has failed to do its job, we have to work extra hard to do ours. And so we've created McCain's Clinic, a sneak peek at what a women's health clinic could look like if McCain were elected, and now it's up to YOU to send it to all the women you know.

John McCain's anti-choice record (pdf); he voted anti-choice 123 of 128 votes!

Planned Parenthood Action Fund Launches Radio Ad. Criticizing Sen. McCain’s Commitment to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Sen. John McCain served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986 and in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to present. During his four years in the House, then-Rep. McCain cast 11 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues. Ten of these votes were anti-choice. In the Senate, through 2006, Sen. McCain cast 117 votes on abortion and other reproductive-rights issues, 113 of which were anti-choice.


Dan Rather rips corporate media a new asshole; addresses National Conference for Media Reform 2008:


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

Ex-White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan Speaks Out on the Bush Admin Lies and Media Allies that Led the US to War

The former White House press secretary joins us for the hour on the heels of his explosive new book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. McClellan says former White House aides Karl Rove and Lewis “Scooter” Libby lied to him about their role in the CIA leak case, criticizes the corporate media for acting as “complicit enablers” in what he calls the Bush administration’s deliberate manipulation of the public to build support for invading Iraq, and recounts the White House’s response to Hurricane Katrina as one “in denial.” McClellan also reveals the suffering of Iraqi civilians seemed to be of little concern at the White House, where he says the massive death toll from the US invasion was seldom discussed. And he explains his own personal transformation from Bush administration mouthpiece to a critic of conscience and why he’s now sympathetic to the journalist I.F. Stone’s famous advice to young reporters: “governments lie.”

AMY GOODMAN: Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on the Bush administration’s role in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame. McClellan was asked to appear over his assertion in his new book that top White House officials deliberately misled him about their role in the leak of Plame’s identity. The disclosure drew the attention of Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers, who said, “This alleged activity could well extend beyond the scope of the offenses for which Scooter Libby has been convicted and deserves further attention.” McClellan is expected to testify before the committee publicly and under oath on June 20.

McClellan’s book is called What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. It hit the bookstands last week, has created a firestorm in Washington. In addition to his allegations about the Plame case, Scott McClellan accuses the Bush administration of deliberately manipulating the public to wage the war on Iraq. He also faults the White House press corps for its conduct before the Iraq invasion, saying it was too easy on the Bush administration. And he criticizes President Bush for his handling of Hurricane Katrina. McClellan says the White House spent the first week following Katrina “in a state of denial.”

Scott McClellan served as White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before that, he served as traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign and earlier as deputy communications director in the Texas governor’s office under Bush. He joins us today for the hour from Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Democracy Now!, Scott McClellan.

DN! transcript or DN! video


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