Thursday, July 24, 2008

Big Dan's Big News July 24, 2008

Today's Democracy NOW! news, on DISH channel 9410 & 9415, and DirecTV channel 275, the REAL news:

Today's Headlines
● House OKs Housing Aid After Bush Drops Opposition
● Military Town Foreclosures 4 Times the US Average
● Woman Commits Suicide Before Foreclosure
● Inflation Offsets New Minimum Wage Increase
● Dems Push Withdrawal of Workplace Toxin Rules
● Obama Avoids Gaza Strip on Mideast Trip
● Senate Drops Pressure on Chevron in Burma
● Bolivia Presses US on Interference Charges
● Oil Tanker Spills Near New Orleans
● Cancer Researcher Warns on Cell Phone Use
● Appeals Court Rejects Abu-Jamal Re-Trial
● Protesters Target Fox News for Coverage of African Americans

In Depth Interviews:
● Death by Taser: Police Accused of Cover-Up in Death of African American Man Shocked Nine Times While in Handcuffs
● Friend of Mexican Immigrant Beaten to Death in Pennsylvania Gives Eyewitness Account of Attack
● The Forgotten War: Sonali Kolhatkar on Why Afghanistan is "Just as Bad as Iraq"


About four hours after the announcement that his controversial, politically charged ninth album was number one in the country, Nas was on a small podium in front of Fox News headquarters in New York City protesting what he sees as racist attacks against Black Americans and presidential candidate Barack Obama. In a brief prepared statement, the multi-platinum rapper pointed out examples of what he and ColorOfChange see as a long racist smear campaign against the Obama family: The onscreen graphic that referred to Michelle Obama as the Senator's "baby mama"; Bill O'Reilly casually using the phrase "lynching party" to refer to attacks on the Senator's wife; referencing to the couple's infamous fist thump as a "terrorist fist jab." Said Nas, "Fox poisons this country every time they air racist propaganda and try to call it news. This should outrage every American that Fox uses hateful language to talk about the person that may be the first black president."

The rapper stood next to 19 neatly stacked cardboard boxes, with the number 620,127 taped to the side of each one -- over 600,000 signatures gathered by ColorOfChange demanding that network president Roger Ailes "find a solution to address racial stereotyping and hate-mongering before it hits the airwaves." Fox rejected the petitions, but Brave New Films says that Comedy Central's The Colbert Report will accept them instead.

Rolling Stone: Nas Delivers Petition to Fox News, Says Network Is “Scared”

Sly FOX by Nas

The sly Fox, cyclops. We locked in an idiot box
The video slots broadcasting, Waco Dividian plots
They own YouTube, MySpace. When this ignorant shit going to stop?
They monopolize and lose your views. And the channel you choose
Propaganda, visual cancer. The eye in the sky, number 5 on the down
Secret agenda, frequency antenna. Dr. Mindbender Remote control so
controlling your brain holder Slave culture, game's over
What's a fox characteristic?
Slick shit, sins in, misinformation Pimp the station, over-stimulation
Reception, deception Comcast digital Satan
The Fox has a bushy tale And Bush tells lies and foxtrots
So, I don't know what's real (what's real)

[ Chorus ]
Watch what you're watching Fox keeps feeding us toxins
Stop sleeping Start thinking outside of the box
And unplugged from the Matrix stopped you
But watch what you say, Big Brother is watching

Watch what you're watching Fox keeps feeding us toxins
Stop sleeping Start thinking outside of the box
And unplugged from the Matrix stopped you
But watch what you say, Fox Fire is watching

[ Nas ]
The Fifth Act that got you all riled up
O'Reilly? Oh really? No rally needed, I'll tie you up
Network for child predators, setting them up
MySpace, pimps, hoes and sluts Y'all exploit rap culture,
[ Find more Lyrics at ]
then y'all flip on us And you own the Post, and y'all shit on us
What is their net worth?
They're going to try to censor my next verse Throw them off the roof neck first
While I'm clicking my cursor Reading blogs about pressure they put on Universal
It gets worse
While I'm clicking my mouse While they kick in my house They figured us out Why a nigger go south?
It's either he caught a body Don't sleep, they're watching I watch CBS, and I see BS Trying to track us down with GPS Make a nigger want to invest in PBS (see BS)

[ Chorus ]

[ Nas ]
They say I'm all about murder murder and kill kill
But what about Grindhouse and Kill Bill?
What about Cheney and Halliburton? The back door deals on oil fields?
How is Nas the most violent person?
Y'all wouldn't know talent if it hit you
Bringing up my criminal possession charges with a pistol
I use Viacom as my firearm Then let the living split you,
who do you rely upon? Then shoot shells at Leviathon
I'm dealing with the higher form Fuck if you care of how I write a poem
Only fox that I loved was the red one Only black man that Fox love is in jail or a dead one
Red rum, political bedlam Don't let the hype into your eyes and ear drum
Murder our own fox Not A-Team with Baracus
And he hates Barack cuz he march with the marches

[ Deep voice outro ]
I pledge allegiance to the fair and balanced truth
Not the biased truth Not the liest truth But the highest truth

I will not be deceived Nor will I believe in the propaganda
I will not fall for the oke-doke I am tuned in...

[ Nas ]
Watch because they're watching Watch what you're watching
Better watch because they're watching Watch what you're watching
M-m-media, misleading you Watch what you're watching


Other News & Intelligent Opinion They're Not Telling You In The Corporate Media (that's why the NYTimes just took a dump in the stock market, remember, they pimped the Iraq War upon us...see 'Judith Miller')

When McCain isn't talking about non-existent countries like "Czechoslovakia," or non-existent frontiers, like the "Iraq-Pakistan border," he's smugly dressing down Obama on foreign relations. The right-wing is whining about the positive press coverage Obama is getting on his trip, but if Obama referred to "Czechoslovakia" or to the "Iraq-Pakistan border" the media would have plunged his campaign into deep doo-doo.

Gaza on brink of humanitarian catastrophe. This August, a group of 40 international human rights activists from 15 countries, including Palestinians and Israelis, will attempt to sail directly from the island of Cyprus into the besieged Palestinian territory of Gaza. I will participate as the ship's doctor. Two ships, provided by an organization called the Free Gaza Movement, will challenge Israel's policy of imprisoning 1.4 million Palestinians within the Gaza Strip.

The Abu Ghraib Prison A Gift From the Sons of The Devil and Raping Iraqi's. As a former Special Operations commander from the sixties and having been substantially involved with the training of US Army combat troops during the Vietnam and Berlin Crisis era – I have a good feel for the nature of the American serviceman, - or at least I THOUGHT that I did. Apparently there has been a substantial change in the moral complexion of young men in this once great country.

"If we get into a war with Iran, we know there would be disaster, we know there would be a disaster," said Zbigniew Brzezinski, ex-president Jimmy Carter's national security advisor on Tuesday. "The United States will become involved in a four-front war, probably for roughly two decades. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Persian Gulf," he said during a discussion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the negotiations between the United States and Iran.

Maintaining Internet (free) access is the only way we have a chance at combatting the global corporate takeover, the North American Union, and a long list of other deadly deeds that the elite in society have planned for us. Yesterday was too late in trying to protect our rights and freedoms. We must now redouble our efforts in order to give our children and grandchildren a fighting chance in the future.

Bank of China Ltd may own about $20 billion of debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, representing two-thirds of total holdings among the six largest Chinese banks, according to CLSA Ltd.

Status Report on the Collapse of the U.S. Economy, by Richard C. Cook

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