Monday, July 21, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 21, 2008

The REAL news the networks don't want to tell you, is on Democracy NOW! news, on DISH channels 9410 & 9415, and DirecTV channel 275:

Today's Headlines
● Maliki Supports Obama’s Troop Withdrawal Plans
● US Forces Kill Son of Iraqi Governor
● Obama: Afghanistan Is Central Front in War on Terrorism
● Afghan Residents Criticize Obama’s Call For More Troops
● Coalition Forces Kill 13 in Afghanistan
● Sen. McCain Suggests Obama Might Be a Socialist
● First US War Crimes Tribunal to Begin at Guantanamo
● UK Warns About US Torture Policies
● Maryland State Police Spied on Peaceful Groups
● Video Shows Israeli Soldier Shooting Handcuffed Palestinian Detainee
● War Resister James Burmeister Sentenced to Six Months in Jail
● Mexican Immigrant Beaten to Death in Pennsylvania
● Three Die in Explosions in China

In depth interviews:
● First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop
● Maryland State Police Spied on Peace, Anti-Death Penalty Groups


Earlier this month , we had:

The Sunday Times reports Stephen Payne, a Bush pioneer and a political appointee to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was caught on tape offering access to key members of the Bush administration inner circle in exchange for “six-figure donations to the private library being set up to commemorate Bush’s presidency.”

Bush Homeland Security Aide Caught On Tape Offering High-Level Access For Donations To Bush Library, this week we have:

McCain Aide Scheunemann Linked To Bush Library ‘Cash For Access’ Scandal

Has anyone noticed how many corrupt officials are connected to Bush & McCain???

The "McAlzeimer's Express" strikes again! Toot Toot!'s going the wrong way!

Yesterday, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) senior policy adviser, claimed that she had been “misinformed” when she falsely stated that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita “did not spill a drop of oil.” Today, McCain made another “misinformed” argument, claiming that.....

McCain: Oil Rigs ‘Very Successfully’ Survived the Impact of Hurricanes

McCain should just drop out now. He has a "daily McCain gaffe" and keeping all his cronys' corruption a secret is like playing "whack-a-mole"!
Acceptance of Gay People in Military Grows Dramatically. 75% of Americans in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll said gay people who are open about their sexual orientation should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.

At 10 a.m. on Friday July 25th, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a preliminary hearing on the topic of impeachment, with a presentation by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. This is not yet a true impeachment hearing, but it is our opportunity to push for one, and it represents a tremendous victory after years of effort by millions of Americans who want to keep the Constitution alive. This never would have happened without your hard work. And we can't let up now!

The National Impeachment Network is organizing a rally and asking everyone who can to take a day off for justice and meet at 9 a.m. on Friday July 25th in front of the Rayburn House Office Building on the Independence Avenue side. Bring impeachment shirts and posters! For more information contact

NOTE: The hearing itself will be in Rayburn Room 2141 at 10 a.m. If you want to get in, you'd be wise to get in line VERY early.

Between now and Friday the 25th, please take these steps:

● Contact your member of Congress in support of impeachment.
● Ask the media to cover the hearing.
● Sign the petition at Congressman Kucinich's website.

And on Friday the 25th, everywhere, Freeway Blog the word IMPEACH.

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