Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 30, 2008

Dow drops record 778 points as bailout defeated (bd: GOOD!)

According to Bloomberg News, stocks lost $1.2 trillion in value, meaning the market loss was larger than the size of the $700 billion bailout.

Paulson’s $700 billion boondoggle

How did Treasury Secretary Paulson figure out that recapitalizing the banking system would cost $700 billion? Or did he just estimate the amount of money that could be loaded on the back of the Treasury’s flatbed truck when it sputters off to shower his buddies at G-Sax with freshly minted greenbacks? The point is that Paulson’s calculations were not assisted by any economists at all, and they cannot be trusted. It is a purely arbitrary, “back of the envelope” type figuring.

According to Bloomberg: Swiss investor Marc Faber, known for a long track record of good calls, believes the damage may come to $5 trillion: “Marc Faber, managing director of Marc Faber Ltd. in Hong Kong, said the U.S. government’s rescue package for the financial system may require as much as $5 trillion, seven times the amount Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has requested . . .

“’The $700 billion is really nothing,’ Faber said in a television interview. ‘The treasury is just giving out this figure when the end figure may be $5 trillion.’” (Bloomberg News)

Trouble in Banktopia: The financial system is blowing up

Fed games: we're being played like a fiddle, this is a manufactured financial crisis to transfer more wealth from the middleclass taxpayers to the few wealthy:

Special commentary by Big Dan: "When you lose your job, you get to keep 1 of your 4 weekly unemployment checks per month, before your unemployment runs out. 2 go to COBRA to continue your health benefits because your employer is no longer paying for it, 1 goes to tax because Ronald Reagan started taxing unemployment, and you keep one. And the one you get to keep is a cut in pay from what you were making at your job. Job loss and medical problems are why people are losing their homes, they're not "deadbeats" like the Republicans want you to think, and how come the Democrats aren't saying this? And don't fall for this BULLSHIT that bailing out the banksters is helping YOU! They're LYING to you! Haven't you seen enough LIES from all of these crooks to detect it yet?"

Do you know why so many Americans are losing their homes? To hear the Republicans describe it, it's because too many working class idiots were given mortgages that they really couldn't afford. Here's the truth: The number one cause of people declaring bankruptcy is because of medical bills. Let me state this simply: If we had had universal health coverage, this mortgage "crisis" may never have happened.

This bailout's mission is to protect the obscene amount of wealth that has been accumulated in the last eight years. It's to protect the top shareholders who own and control corporate America. It's to make sure their yachts and mansions and "way of life" go uninterrupted while the rest of America suffers and struggles to pay the bills. Let the rich suffer for once. Let them pay for the bailout. We are spending 400 million dollars a day on the war in Iraq. Let them end the war immediately and save us all another half-trillion dollars!

Having read further the details of this bailout bill, you need to know you are being lied to. They talk about how they will prevent golden parachutes. It says NOTHING about what these executives and fat cats will make in SALARY. According to Rep. Brad Sherman of California, these top managers will continue to receive million-dollar-a-month paychecks under this new bill. There is no direct ownership given to the American people for the money being handed over. Foreign banks and investors will be allowed to receive billion-dollar handouts. A large chunk of this $700 billion is going to be given directly to Chinese and Middle Eastern banks. There is NO guarantee of ever seeing that money again.

read entire Michael Moore article

Democrats throw the little guy under the bus with their "compromises"…THANKS A LOT, DEMOCRATS!!!

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: This is a copy of the bill which will provide for a $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. It has provisions in it where it talks about helping homeowners, but when you read the fine print, you see it has language like “may” instead of “shall” and “encouraging” instead of “mandating” help for the millions of homeowners who are worried right now about whether they’re going to lose their home. There’s no help for them in this.

So what we have here is a rescue plan that essentially gives all the speculators a bailout and puts the bad debts in the custody of the government. The president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank has said that this plan could create a fiscal chasm, says that the problem isn’t tight monetary policy, it’s the reckless behavior of some of these investors who have now found themselves in a position where a government bailout is going to help reward their bad behavior.

“Is this the United States Congress or the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs?” Rep. Dennis Kucinich Rejects $700 Billion Bailout

FDR in 1933: "There Must Be a Strict Supervision of All Banking and Credits and Investments. There Must Be an End to Speculation with Other People's Money."

Kucinich on the bailout and FDR pulling the country out of the Great Depression:

With All Eyes on the Bailout, House Passes Trillion-Dollar Defense Bill (see the pie chart below; we're spending more than half our federal budget on WAR!!!

What did McCain say in the debate?

During the debate, Obama referenced President Bush ten times. McCain never said Bush’s name. When asked about the economic crisis, John McCain called for a sweeping spending freeze.

Sen. John McCain: “How about a spending freeze on everything but defense, veteran affairs and entitlement programs.”

Jim Lehrer: “Spending freeze?”

McCain: “I think we ought to seriously consider, with the exceptions of caring for our veterans, national defense and several other vital issues.”

When McCain said he'd freeze spending...except for the military, look at the pie chart above! That's more than half the budget anyway! The Military Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned about!

Arsenal of Hypocrisy; you'll only see programming like this on DISH channel 9415 Free Speech TV:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 28, 2008

McCain/Palin break the ONE MILLION LIES barrier of their short campaign!!!

Surprise extravaganza w/fireworks & balloons, entertainment by Toby Keith & ABBA, mark the 1,000,000th LIE...campaign continues to add to all-time record...experts: LIE record "untouchable"; the "Babe Ruth of liars"...

With Sarah Palin's lie about "trade missions" with Russia and McCain's lie in the debate about Kissinger not saying he backed direct talks with Iran with no pre-conditions, the McCain/Palin ticket hit the one million lie mark. They were stuck on 999,998 lies for over 20 minutes, their biggest slump during the campaign.

Palin's mysterious trade missions

Conservative Andrew Sullivan: The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XIV: What Trade Missions To Russia?

In my exclusive interview, I find out what country Sarah Palin will lie about visiting next:

BD: So, Sarah, you lied about visiting the troops in Iraq and about trade missions with Russia, what is the next country you plan to lie about visiting?

Palin: Well, Danny, I was thinking about lying about visiting Paraguay. You know, Danny, it's not really lying, though, if I can see Paraguay from Alaska, Danny.

BD: You can't see Paraguay from Alaska.

Palin: I know, I'm lying about that, too, Danny...

BD: You don't know where Paraguay is, do you!?

Palin: I'll get back to you on that, Danny.

Dittohead brothers Jeb 'n Jeb "don't depreciate" Big Dan making fun of Sarah Palin.

Jeb: Me 'n Jeb wuz talkin', 'n we don't depreciate you libruls pokin' fun at Surah McPalin.

The other Jeb: She's whoopin' mooses asses 'n stuff.

Jeb: Yeah, 'n she's putting high fallutin' lipstick on pigs 'n pitbulls 'n stuff. She should be purzident.

The other Jeb: She made mooseburgers 'n stuff. She's a hockey mom, up in Alasker fightin' duh Russians.

Jeb: What's hockey?

The other Jeb: Up in Alasker, dey hit mooses with sticks...'n stuff, I thunk dat's hockey.

Jeb: What 'r mooses?


John Amato interviews Naomi Klein about the next Shock Doctrine: ‘The Wall Street Bailout Giveaway’


Email "John McCain's Health Records Must Be Released!" to your friends

BD: If you think it's a "personal attack" that people are pointing out that John McCain is 72 years old and has been diagnosed with invasive melanoma, and Sarah Palin could be the president if John McCain dies before age 76, then YOU are an IDIOT!!!

John McCain has not yet released his medical records to the public. McCain is 72 years old, and has been diagnosed with invasive melanoma. In May of this year, a small group of selected reporters were allowed to review 1,173 pages of McCain's medical records and were allowed only three hours to do so. John McCain's health is an issue of profound importance. We call on John McCain to issue a full, public disclosure of all of his medical records, available for the media and members of the general public to review.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 27, 2008


Couric asked Palin why she believes the Wall Street bailout is needed.

Palin responded incoherently by claiming that the bailout would “help those who are concerned about health care reform.” Palin then appeared to look down at her notes and says, “Oh, it’s got to be all about job creation” (bd: which is also incoherent!):

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? … Instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: Ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy– Oh, it’s got to be about job creation too. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions.

Palin: ‘What The Bailout Does Is Help Those Who Are Concerned About Health Care Reform’

Watch below: Palin reads her "healthcare talking points" sitting on her lap, to answer the "bailout" question. She's looking at her WRONG talking points! Watch her look down at the notes on her lap...what's she doing with notes on her lap during an interview???

Below: Real footage from an Alaskan who shot video of Sarah (Heath) Palin during a 1984 beauty pageant. Very nice!!! She's gorgeous!!! She wants world peace and will be the next president of the United States!!! Very nice!!!

Ladies and gentlemen! Contestant no. 8!!! Very nice!!! Ready to tackle the financial crisis, Al Qaeda, and the Iraq & Afghanistan Wars!!! Very nice!!!

"Sarah says she wants to prepare for a career in television broadcasting by majoring in telecommunications and political science. It is no wonder that she has also been recognized by 'Who's Who?' since she has displayed her leadership in all areas, from academics to student politics to athletics... Ladies and gentlemen, contestant no. 8, Sarah Heath."

They keep taking down this youtube video, if they do, see it here.


The financial crisis is an "economic 9/11" shock doctrine!

Americans on Wall St. speak out against bailing out the millionaire banksters, Krugman & Nader on the bailout; Krugman on Sarah Palin's financial crisis answers in Katie Couric interview: "INCOHERANT"!!!


Bill Maher's "New Rules" from last night's "Real Time show

A candidate for president should not be judged by the color of his skin; don't vote against McCain just because he's WHITE...and the financial crisis was caused by millionaire and billionaire corporate "welfare whitey's":


Here's your corporate-owned and controlled media for you:


This is "liberal news", not corporate-owned/controlled ANBCBSNNX, which we're told is liberal:

Friday, September 26, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 25, 2008

The American public being played like a fiddle by Bush, McCain, Rove, and the Republicans? They're trying to blame the Democrats for decades of Republican corporate financial deregulation which began with Ronald Reagan!

Was this whole "emergency meeting" called by Bush, a Rovian political strategy, a "photo-op" for John McCain, so lame-duck Bush who has nothing to lose would appear to side with the Democrats on a bailout, with McCain and the Republicans staging a revolt to be "on the side of the taxpayers"??? Apparently, the Democrats think it was...and it's becoming obvious that Bush called a meeting that was planned to fail after an initial agreement was reached. Who's playing who here??? What exactly is going on??? There's definitely something funny going on, and it's all politics!!! Ask yourself this question: if an agreement was publicly announced...and THEN there was a "Republican Revolt", that means the Republicans waited to "revolt" until after an agreement was reached! DUH!!!!!!!

Question: Did anyone ask any of the "Revolting Republicans" why they originally agreed to a deal...and THEN "revolted"??? Are the "Revolting Republicans" revolting against themselves???

Democrats accuse Bush/Republicans of having this emergency meeting of congress and the president for a McCain campaign photo-op; they weren't serious at all about pounding out a deal!
"John McCain did nothing to help, he only hurt the process," the senior Democrat said at a joint news conference with Senate banking committee chairman Christopher Dodd.

Barney Frank, the Democratic chair of the House of Representatives financial services committee, said: "I think this was a campaign ploy for Senator McCain.

The meeting convened by Bush was a "photo op and political theater that had nothing to do with us getting to work," Dodd said.

McCain blamed as US economic rescue deal staggers

Dodd says White House meeting was a disaster

Sep. 23rd HuffPo article: This Rescue/Bailout Plan looks to be a "KKKarl Rove ELECTION Ruse" to blame the Democrats for the "Trillion Dollar - No Questions Asked - Give Away to the Rich on Wall Street. The fascist right/ red-neck blogs are telling the Rethugs not to vote for passage on this - then it can be used as ammunition against the "Tax and Spend Lib-er-rules" down the road.

The above Sep. 23rd HuffPo article was written 3 days before this AP article below, predicting an orchestrated Bush "emergency meeting" along with a staged Republican revolt. Now, how could someone predict something like that and be correct? Nice job on the "spot-on" prediction, HuffPo guy who predicted this! AP is part of the GOP propaganda as usual below (or they're just plain stupid, both are bad...):

AP: Amid GOP revolt, bailout deal breaks down

Maddow: McCain using the Rove campaign playbook

McCain LIES about suspending his campaign due to the financial crisis.

Protesters gather on Wall St. amid historic White House meeting

John McCain's presidential campaign has become increasingly adamant this week that campaign manager Rick Davis has had nothing to do with the consulting and lobbying firm he founded since signing on for the White House bid two years ago.

So why does it look like McCain's own campaign paid Davis's firm in lieu of putting him directly on their payroll?

Firm top McCain aide 'quit' was paid $90K by campaign

Rachel Maddow: McCain using the Bush/Rove playbook (interesting: McCain campaign workers are "ghost-writing" mailbag letters to newspapers, pretending they're regular people writing letters to the papers)

Daily Show gets it right again; John McCain's suspended campaign was a political ploy:

McCain Returns to Washington; John McCain is the only man who can impulsively overreact to something 10 days old.

Awkward Loan Interview; Henry Paulson and Ben Bernanke appear in Congress with hat in hand for the world's most awkward loan interview ever.


There's no need to start manufacturing all sorts of scare scenarios about Bush canceling elections or the imminent declaration of martial law or anything of that sort. None of that is going to happen with a single brigade and it's unlikely in the extreme that they'd be announcing these deployments if they had activated any such plans. The point is that the deployment is a very dangerous precedent, quite possibly illegal, and a radical abandonment of an important democratic safeguard. As always with first steps of this sort, the danger lies in how the power can be abused in the future.

Glenn Greenwald: Why is a U.S. Army brigade being assigned to the "Homeland"?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 25, 2008

The Shock Doctrine

NAOMI KLEIN: Well, the thesis of my book, what I mean by the “shock doctrine,” is that it is in times of crisis, it is in times when people are panicked, when we’ve seen again and again the right push through radical pro-corporate policies, what they call “free market reforms,” precisely because it is in a crisis where the space for debate rapidly closes, and you can invoke this state of emergency to say we have no choice.

And I think we’re seeing a very dramatic example of this tactic right now with this really extortionist kind of tactics playing out in Washington. You know, “Sign this blank check, or we’re all going down, or Main Street is going down, or taxpayers—you know, the sky will fall in on them.”

I’m also arguing that this is only stage one of the shock doctrine. They’re getting this—they’re lobbying for this huge bailout, obviously, but this bailout is a kind of a time bomb, because it’s all these bad debts, and they are going to explode on the next administration. I mean, we know that the Bush administration has already left the next administration with huge debt and deficit problems. They’ve just exploded those, expanded them. And what that means is that whoever the next president is is going to be inheriting this economic crisis that is being exacerbated by this bailout.

So, in the case of McCain, I think—if he’s the president, then I think we know what he’ll do, because we know he wants to privatize Social Security, which is something that Wall Street’s been wanting for a long time, another bubble. We know he has said in the next—in the first 100 days of his administration he’ll look at every program and either reform it or shut it down. This is really a recipe for economic shock therapy.

Naomi Klein: “Now Is the Time to Resist Wall Street’s Shock Doctrine”

Watch the criminals Henry Paulson & Ben Bernanke get grilled by congress about this "Shock Doctrine" legislation:

Get Out the Pitchforks and Lighted Torches: Protest at Wall St. This Thursday at 4 p.m.



John McCain's Keating Five Problem In 97 Seconds (VIDEO)

There's something funny going on here with McCain! Sunday: McCain Endorses Bailout... Tuesday: McCain Says He Hasn't Actually Read Bailout Plan... Wednesday: Obama Leads In Polls, McCain "Suspends" Campaign To Focus Exclusively On Bailout...Then Tapes Interview With Katie Couric...

McCain's Financial Crisis Timeline

Message to Jack Cafferty from Big Dan: The financial crisis is precisely why McCain and Palin want to cancel the debates, because they have no economic knowledge whatsoever and they will be made fools of in front of America!

Cafferty: Don't cancel the debate; Now is precisely the time for Senators McCain and Obama to have a debate

If John McCain can’t juggle a debate with Barack Obama while simultaneously working on these economic issues, how can he possibly handle the multiple world crises that inevitably come with the presidency?

As McCain suspends campaigning, aide accidentally e-mails bailout talking points to media

...and then we have the McCain campaign proposing cancelling the VP debates too??? What exactly is going on here???

McCain camp to propose postponing VP debate


● "And how does one keep looking that good when one is that busy?," [Pakistani Information Minister Sherry] Rehman asked, drawing friendly laughter from the room when she complimented Palin.
● "Oh, thank you," Palin said.
● Pakistan's recently-elected president, Asif Ali Zardari, entered the room seconds later. Palin rose to shake his hand, saying she was “honored” to meet him.
● Zardari then called her "gorgeous" and said: "Now I know why the whole of America is crazy about you."
● "You are so nice," Palin said, smiling. "Thank you."
● A handler from Zardari's entourage then told the two politicians to keep shaking hands for the cameras.
● "If he's insisting, I might hug," Zardari said. Palin smiled politely.
● The Alaska governor did not answer questions from reporters...

Pakistani President to Palin: 'You're Gorgeous'; And Other Details From the Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate's Question-Free Photo-Op 'Meetings' With Foreign Leaders...

Pakistan’s president tells Palin she is ‘gorgeous’

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 24, 2008

Attention!!! This is a manufactured "crisis" to privatize social security!!! This is an ECONOMIC PATRIOT ACT!!! Henry Paulson helped create this manufactured crisis when he was the head of Goldman-Sachs, one of the biggest beneficiaries of this rush legislation!!!

That's why Paulson, Bernanke, and BUSH keep saying, "Rush this in!", "Time is of the essence", "There is grave consequences if we don't rush this in!", "There will be a recession/depression if we don't rush this in!", "Don't examine this, just rush it in!", "Trust us! Just rush this in!", "Trust us, we're helping you!"

May 2006: Bush nominates Wall St. insider and Goldman-Sachs head Henry Paulson for Treasury Secretary.

President Bush named Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr. as Treasury secretary yesterday, turning to a prominent Wall Street insider to lead his economic team and become the chief promoter of the administration's fiscal policies.

May 2006: Bush nominates financier Henry Paulson for Treasury Secretary

Naomi Klein, author of "The Shock Doctrine": I wrote The Shock Doctrine in the hopes that it would make us all better prepared for the next big shock. Well, that shock has certainly arrived, along with gloves-off attempts to use it to push through radical pro-corporate policies (which of course will further enrich the very players who created the market crisis in the first place...)...

...What Gingrich's wish list tells us is that the dumping of private debt into the public coffers is only stage one of the current shock. The second comes when the debt crisis currently being created by this bailout becomes the excuse to privatize social security, lower corporate taxes and cut spending on the poor. A President McCain would embrace these policies willingly. A President Obama would come under huge pressure from the think tanks and the corporate media to abandon his campaign promises and embrace austerity and "free-market stimulus.""

Now is the Time to Resist Wall Street's Shock Doctrine


(on right: stores rush out new Henry Paulson Halloween costume)

WANTED: HENRY PAULSON! This man should be jailed! He's stealing our tax money for generations! Fascism in broad daylight! This guy is handing our money over to his former company! Give this bandit a blank TRILLION dollar check???

The crook Henry Paulson: Hurry up and rush in this bailout legislation, so no one can examine that my former company Goldman-Sachs gets all the taxpayers' money! Oh, and don't read the part where I become a finance czar unaccountable to congress or the supreme court!

Paulson's former firm to be among largest beneficiaries of bailout: bank

Paulson's Conflicts Of Interest Spark Concern

Your tax $$$ going to aid foreign banks: In a change from the original proposal sent to Capitol Hill, foreign-based banks with big U.S. operations could qualify for the Treasury Department’s mortgage bailout, according to the fine print of an administration statement Saturday night.

Exclusive: Foreign banks may get help

Our greatest senator Independent Bernie Sanders: "It would be an obsenity for the middleclass of this country whose standard of living has gone down since Bush was in office to bail out Wall St. and the richest people in this country who have seen a huge increase in their income and wealth. If this bailout falls on the backs of the working class, I for one will certainly not vote for it."

Bernie Sanders "You're a socialist, Larry [Kudlow]" w Allard

The original "PONZI scheme".

India has the right idea:
Corporate India is in shock after a mob of workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who sacked them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi.

CEO murdered by mob of sacked Indian workers

LieStorm III: "Blizzard of LIES" continues, starring John McCain.

Two reports tonight, one from the New York Times, and the other from Newsweek, contradict John McCain's statement this week that his campaign manager Rick Davis had no involvement with mortgage giant Freddie Mac for the last several years. The Times reports:

Senator John McCain's campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say.

Rick Davis, McCain's Campaign Manager, Made Nearly $2 Million To Defend Mortgage Giants From Stricter Regulations

Sarah Palin says to Sean Hannity, that SNL's Tina Fey's satirical impersonation of her was "spot on", and guess what? Palin watched it with the VOLUME OFF! So, Sarah Palin watches comedy shows with the volume off! How stupid does she think we are?

Sarah Palin lauds Tina Fey, perhaps because she didn't hear a word of 'SNL' skit

Networks Revolt Against Reporter-Blocking Palin UN Meeting

Check out this story. WHO is blackmailing the US economy in order to be paid trillions on their Credit Default Swaps bet? Is it David Rockefeller - through Goldman Sachs? Wanna bet against it?

Ben Stein almost lets out the Big Secret

Cheney, Rockefeller and The Council on Foreign Relations

Meet the real boss of everyone, someone who the media won't cover: David Rockefeller.

Big Dan: This happened in Pakistan, but I've been saying all along, that WE are the ones doing most of the supposed "suicide bombings" in Iraq. Here's my logic: there were none before WE got there! So, we are supposed to believe that AFTER we occupied Iraq, they suddenly started killing each other? I simply do not believe this! It makes perfect sense that WE are setting off bombs and blaming it on "suicide bombers" to destabilize the region, and keep it in chaos...planned chaos.

Remember this?

2005: British soldiers arrested over alleged killing

2005: The fighting broke out after two British soldiers, allegedly dressed as Arabs, opened fire on a police patrol killing one officer and wounding another.

2005: British caught impersonating Arabs; British tank breaks them out of Iraqi prison.

2005: British soldiers free two from Basra jail

U.S. caught doing false flag terrorism?

Was there a top secret and mysterious operation of the US Marines going on inside the Marriott when it was attacked on Saturday evening? No one will confirm it but circumstantial evidence is in abundance.

Witnessed by many, including a PPP MNA and his friends, a US embassy truckload of steel boxes was unloaded and shifted inside the Marriott Hotel on the same night when Admiral Mike Mullen met Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and others in Islamabad.

Both the main gates (the entrance and the exit) of the hotel were closed while no one except the US Marines were either allowed to go near the truck or get the steel boxes unloaded or shift them inside the hotel. These steel boxes were not passed through the scanners installed at the entrance of the hotel lobby and were reportedly shifted to the fourth and fifth floors of the Marriott.

Was Marriott Hotel Islamabad an attack on US Marines and What Was Stored On Floors 4 And 5 U.S. military equipment?

BitOfFun: "Clinton Got A Blowjob" sing-a-long!

Watch Michael Moore's new film "Slacker Uprising"

The film "End Game" by Alex Jones; Blueprint for Global Enslavement:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 23, 2008

Maybe I shouldn't have brought up Freddie Mac in my Obama attacks...

A day after aides to Republican presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at the press for reporting on connections between prominent campaign advisers and embattled mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, Bloomberg News provides a new wrinkle to the story.

The lobbying firm of the man Republicans say John McCain has chosen to begin planning a presidential transition earned more than a quarter of a million dollars this year representing Freddie Mac, one of the companies McCain blames for the nation's financial crisis.

Timmons & Co., whose founder and chairman emeritus is William Timmons Sr., was registered to lobby for Freddie Mac from 2000 through this month, when the federal government took over both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
The McCain campaign wouldn't talk to the financial news wire, but other Republicans told reporters Jonathan D. Salant and Timothy J. Burger that Timmons would be leading McCain's transition team if he were elected in November. (more at link below)

Connections between Team McCain, Freddie Mac deepen

John McCain defends Carly Fiorina's $45 million dollar parachute!

McCain campaign surrogate Carly Fiorina got a $45 million dollar parachute when she was shitcanned by Hewlett-Packard, and she laid off 20,000 Hewlett-Packard employees before she was shitcanned for stinking up the joint, and says she wishes she laid off more. John McCain LIES and says he doesn't know the details of Fiorina's golden parachute...BULLSHIT! LIAR!!! The woman interviewing you is TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS! BTW!!! IDIOT!!! These are the people running McCain's campaign!!! And Phil Gramm!!!


Both of these clips are from Democracy NOW! news on DISH channels 9410 & 9415, and DirecTV channel 275. Why are you watching corporate owned/controlled ANBCBSNNX instead of Democracy NOW! ???

This is a must-see! Please watch this! The best coverage of exactly what's really going on! This is for all American taxpayers to watch: Republican voters, Democratic voters, independents, and non-voters. This is very important for all American citizens to watch:

It’s being described as the largest government intervention in private markets since the Great Depression. The Bush administration has asked Congress to swiftly approve a massive $700 billion package to rescue the crippled financial institutions on Wall Street. Some analysts say the final cost to taxpayers could top one trillion dollars. Over the weekend, the size of the proposed bailout grew as the Bush administration said foreign banks, including Barclays and UBS, should be eligible for the bailout.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, Robert Scheer and Dean Baker on the Proposed $700 Billion Bailout of Wall Street, the Largest Government Bailout of Private Industry in US History


Naomi Wolf
The blueprint (click here): 10 steps all fascist societies have taken throughout history:

1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy (the "terrorists")
2. Create a gulag (Guantanamo Bay)
3. Develop a thug caste (Blackwater)
4. Set up an internal surveillance system (domestic spying)
5. Harass citizens' groups (infiltrate, taser, jail, put people on "lists")
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release (whisleblowers, Guatanamo)
7. Target key individuals (political opponents, journalists, activists)
8. Control the press (FAKE news releases, embedded reporters, FAKE reporters, FOX News, Rush Limbaugh)
9. Dissent equals treason ("You're against the troops", "You're with the terrorists", "You're un-Patriotic")
10. Suspend the rule of law (revoke Habeus Corpus, Military Commissions Act, etc....)

In her book, “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot”, Naomi Wolf says the United States is on the road to becoming a fascist society, right under our very noses. Wolf outlines what she sees as the ten steps to shut down a democratic society and argues that the Bush administration has already implemented many of these steps.

“The End of America”: Feminist Social Critic Naomi Wolf Warns U.S. in Slow Descent into Fascism

You have to understand how things work in a closing society in order to understand "Palin Power." A gang or cabal seizes power, usually with an affable, weak figurehead at the fore. Then they will hold elections -- but they will make sure that the election will be corrupted and that the next affable, weak figurehead is entirely in their control. Remember, Russia has Presidents; Russia holds elections. Dictators and gangs of thugs all over the world hold elections. It means nothing. When a cabal has seized power you can have elections and even presidents, but you have freedom.

I realized early on with horror what I was seeing in Governor Palin: the continuation of the Rove-Cheney cabal, but this time without restraints. I heard her echo Bush 2000 soundbites ("the heart of America is on display") and realized Bush's speechwriters were writing her -- not McCain's -- speeches. I heard her tell George Bush's lies -- not McCain's -- to the American people, linking 9/11 to Iraq. I heard her make fun of Barack Obama for wanting to prevent the torture of prisoners -- this is Rove-Cheney's enthusiastic S and M, not McCain's, who, though he shamefully colluded in the 2006 Military Tribunals Act, is also a former prisoner of war and wrote an eloquent Newsweek piece in 2005 opposing torture. I saw that she was even styled by the same skillful stylist (neutral lipstick, matte makeup, dark colors) who turned Katharine Harris from a mall rat into a stateswoman and who styles all the women in the Bush orbit --but who does not bother to style Cindy McCain.

The Battle Plan II: Sarah "Evita" Palin, the Muse of the Coming Police State

Monday, September 22, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 22, 2008

Henry Paulson is a CROOK!!!

Henry Paulson saying "TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE" to pass this $700 bailout = Henry Paulson is a CROOK!!! He wants congress to RUSH in his well-crafted $700 bailout of the rich gamblers with OUR tax money!!! He wants congress to HURRY UP before we can all get a chance to analyze it!!! When was this written? WHO wrote it, the BANKSTERS??? Months before the disaster like the Patriot Act was??? Using all the tactics of the Shock Doctrine: "RUSH" in criminal legislation without analyzing it during a crisis...he'd like you to believe he's "helping you". These are the same CRIMINALS who brought you this disaster, the Patriot Act, and the Iraq War!!! The same people who got nothing right for YOU, and everything right for THEM AND THEIR CRONIES!!! They'll be backing up their trucks and loading YOUR tax money onto them before they leave office, just like they've done the entire time!!!


This bailout legislation contains this sentence: "The Treasury Secretary can buy broadly defined assets, on any terms he wants, he can hire anyone he wants to do it and can appoint private sector companies as financial deputies of the US government. And he can write whatever regulation he thinks are needed."

And Henry Paulson is, guess who? THE TREASURY SECRETARY!!! The guy getting all this unlimited power in the bill, is the same guy saying to rush in the bill and "time is of the essence"!!!!!!!!!

The Shock Doctrine:

Quickly pass unpopular/questionable legislation during a disaster, while people are focused on the disaster!!! And time is of the essence to pass the legislation, before the shock of the disaster wears off and people can rationally examine the legislation. Google Paulson "time is of the essence".

"The disaster is far from over," Klein said. "The disaster was on Wall Street and they have moved the disaster to Main Street."

Referring to the bailout, Klein said the "bomb has yet to detonate" and that the real crisis will strike when tax payers are overwhelmed when faced with the debt from the bailouts.

According to Klein, the bomb will detonate if Sen. John McCain becomes president and "rationalizes" that it is necessary to privatize government programs like social security and healthcare because neither the government nor Americans can afford them.

Naomi Klein: Financial crisis part of Bush 'shock doctrine'

I'm sure the Republicans won't be for this:

Democrats produce own 'bailout' terms: Cap executive pay, help homeowners, more oversight

Let's make sure McCain & Palin don't cheat during the debates like Bush did! Keep an eye on McCain & Palin for any foreign objects outlined under their clothing like the picture of Bush below, or if they have many mysterious pauses and stares into space while they're being told what to say. McCain already cheated earlier this year. McCain and Palin are dumb and are going to cheat, and we better watch for it! Palin didn't even know what town she was in a a recent campaign speech!

Bush cheating during the 2004 Bush-Kerry presidential debates, with obvious "wire" that can clearly be seen on Bush's back. This story was squashed by the "liberal" NYTimes right before the 2004 election. The NYTimes didn't want you to know about this when you went to vote. (click on Bush to enlarge picture)

Apparently, no one in the media thought this freakishly long "black out" by Bush during the 2004 Bush-Kerry debates was abnormal...or that someone was transmitting to Bush what to say on his "wire".

Isn't it ashame that Republicans need to be security searched before a debate?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 21, 2008

"Dummy" Chris Hackett

Republican Pa. district 10 candidate Chris Hackett in the Sunday Times Leader today: "The keys to job creation in our region are...fewer burdensome regulations."

NEPA: In today's Times Leader, 10th district Republican nominee Chris Hackett says in the Election Issue Spotlight under Economy and Taxes page 14A, that we need "fewer burdensome regulations". Has Chris Hackett been keeping up with the news that we just had a huge financial meltdown in this country due to Republican DE-REGULATION??? America to Chris Hackett: ARE YOU LIVING IN THE SAME COUNTRY THAT WE ARE??? Anyone this DUMB should just drop out of the race right now!


If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. ~ Julius Caesar

People: If you love America, you better read this, and worry! You, too! Republican voters! This "financial crisis" is the big thing we were waiting for before Bush left office! So, a little over a month to go in the 8-year Bush/Cheney stolen regime, we have the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression? Sounds like too big of a coincidence to me!!!

HuffPo: Welcome to the final stages of the coup…If you do not yet understand that the Wall Street crisis is a man-made disaster done through intentional deregulation and corruption, I have a bridge in Alaska to sell to you (or Sara Palin does anyway). This manufactured crisis is now to be remedied, if the fiscal fascists get their way, with the total transfer of Congressional powers (the few that still remain) to the Executive Branch and the total transfer of public funds into corporate (via government as intermediary) hands.

Well my friends - and the conservatives just now waking up after an 8 year mental vacation - to call the Bush administration's Wall Street bailout bill anything but fascism in the final stages of overthrowing democracy would be laughable. Here is the Bush administration's thinly cloaked coup, via the NPR Planet Money blog, posted by Adam Davidson:

NPR: I would guess that this has to be one of the biggest peacetime transfers of power from Congress to the Administration in history. (Anyone know?). Certainly one of the most concise.

Citizens For Legitimate Government: Recent stolen elections

BBC: Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy.

The day of reckoning is now coming. What has happened in the interim, from 2001 to present, is dynamic, global economic deterioration. The economic deterioration visited upon the United States by Bushonomics is not a localized event. It is, in fact, global. We have a planet now that is sinking into a sea of red ink.

Today, the Regime ruling us routinely uses the same trick, but approaches it from the opposite direction. Rather than creating small front groups that agree to surrender our homes, lands, and other cherished possessions, the Regime, consulting only those carefully protected from accountability, "buys" on our behalf things that are not only useless but harmful to us. Whichever end of this trick is pointed at us, the desired end result is the same one suffered by the Indians: Complete dispossession and reduction to peonage. Perhaps I was too distracted to notice, but I don't recall a spontaneous outpouring of public demand for a taxpayer-financed bailout of Fannie and Freddie, the costs of which will eventually run into the trillions of dollars.


The Real Reason for the Global Financial Crisis…the Story No One’s Talking About

What is Jeb Bush's role in the Lehman Brothers meltdown?



David Rockefeller, "global criminal" prototype

American Taxpayer: You Owe Federal Reserve Inc. $1,000,000,000,000 Plus Interest

From BreadWithCircus: The privately owned Federal Reserve Bank is about to wave its magic wand and create, with just a few keystrokes, over one trillion dollars. This money will be lent to the Bush Junta, at interest of course, in order to solve the crisis currently engulfing US financial institutions. What is happening, in summary, is that a few CEO's made billions of dollars on shady deals, and now a private company called the Federal Reserve is going to own your great-grandchildren. Milton Friedman roasts in hell. One trillion dollars divided by three hundred million Americans comes out to three thousand, three hundred, thirty three dollars, and thirty three cents a head. That doesn't include interest. Add that to the debt each American already owes "The Fed" (note that they are fed, while you might not be) due to bailing out Freddie Mac, Fannie May, AIG, Bear Sterns, as well as the payments for the Iraq war,
and the massive borrowing that is done every day so that suburbanites can buy more plastic crap, not to mention the massive cost of servicing existing US debt. By any reasonable standard the US Government should be bankrupt. They're not because Treasury Secretary Paulson found someone willing to lend the US what they need. As usual when it comes to making deals with mafia, you get the money, but man is it going to cost you!

This latest bail out was inevitable. Want to know why? Watch this video and see how the latest crisis will further consolidate the massive power of Federal Reserve Inc. I wonder who owns that company? If you're an American, given the amount of debt your
government has handed you, you can be you can be pretty confident that it owns you.

Must-see video: "Money As Debt"

Washington: You're Fired!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 20, 2008

Today is "Million Doors For Peace" day! My wife is doing this today.

How to join/sign up (click here).

TrueMajority.org is spearheading "Million Doors For Peace"

Today is "Million Doors For Peace" day. Here's the training video:


What would have happened this week, if Bush/McCain/Republicans privatized social security like they wanted from 2005 to the present? They don't want to talk about it! They are ignoring this question! John McCain and Sarah Palin and George Bush and the Republicans and the Republican rightwing media are ignoring this question!

WaPo: 2005-2006 Bush & the Republicans pushed to privatize social security before the 2006 election, remember? And people said to vote out the Republican majority, and that's just what happened!

Sen. Bernie Sanders: The current financial crisis facing our country has been caused by the extreme right-wing economic policies pursued by the Bush administration. These policies, which include huge tax breaks for the rich, unfettered free trade and the wholesale deregulation of commerce, have resulted in a massive redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the very wealthy.

What don't the Republicans, John McCain, Sarah Palin, and George Bush want voters to remember? They tried to privatize social security in 2005-2006, before the 2006 mid-term elections!!! Watch in the last video below, where George Carlin says, "...and now they're coming for your social security!"


CBS/NYTimes poll: Obama ahead of McCain by 20 points among women voters!

Note to Republicans, McCain, Palin, and the media: Now that "disgruntled Hillary voters" and "PUMA's" have been totally debunked, you'll have to think of a new FAKE group that votes Republican or dust off the FAKE groups "Reagan Democrats", "soccer moms", "hockey moms", "NASCAR dads'", etc...or rev up the "racist voters lied to the pollsters" BULLSHIT!!! If you have any hope of having a FAKE reason for a stolen election!

FACT: Obama leads McCain among women voters 54%-38%.

FACT: Obama leads McCain among white women voters 47%-45%.

FACT: BEFORE McCain picked Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, McCain was AHEAD among white women voters, so the Palin pick had THE OPPOSITE EFFECT!

FACT: Big Dan was CORRECT when he said all these "disgruntled Hillary voters", "PUMA's", "Palin attracting women voters" stories were BULLSHIT!!! See below: Republicans wouldn't even go on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss this issue!

Maddow guest: Clinton voters 'scared straight' by Palin into backing Obama


John McCain, Republicans...CEASE AND DESIST stealing this election like you stole the 2000 & 2004 elections with caging voters and disenfranchizing voters!

Conyers Demands 'Immediate Halt to Republican Vote Suppression Efforts'. U.S. House Judiciary Chair Announces Hearings, Requests 'Full Scale Investigation' by DoJ Into Recent Reports of GOP 'Vote Caging' Schemes...

Court strikes down Missisissippi governor's effort to manipulate Senate race; Former RNC chair sought to put Senate race at bottom of ballot


Flashback: Big Dan's "Reckless Homeowners" series:

Bush Lays Into "Reckless Homeowners" Who Took Advantage of Lenders & Investors

Bush Addresses "Reckless Homeowners"...again...

Wait A Minute! I Thought Bush Said Americans Losing Their Homes To Foreclosure Were "RECKLESS HOMEOWNERS"!!!!!!!


Political ad: John McCain; Ready To LIE On Day-1 !!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Sep 19, 2008

Facts suck!!! In 1999, McCain and the Republicans all voted for Phil Gramm's bill for deregulation 44-0, causing the mess we're in right now; Democrats voted AGAINST it 39-1!

Led by Phil Gramm, the senators who voted to allow the massive deregulation of the banking industry and welcomed the cowboy economy that brought the Enron, sub-prime mortgage crisis, $85 billion AIG rescue and taxpayer bailout upon taxpayer bailout for the corporate criminal bankster welfare queens.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act effectively repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, opening up competition and blatant conflict of interests among banks, securities companies and insurance companies. The Glass-Steagall Act prohibited a bank from offering investment, commercial banking, and insurance services basically, the deregulation that caused all this:

Not only did McCain vote FOR it, but the author of it, Phil Gramm, is his economic advisor! (1999 vote on GovTrack.us website):

Senate Vote On Passage: S. 900 [106th]: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act


NEPA: Rich elistists gather at race car driver Joe Amato's multi-million dollar mansion (overlooking the private Glenmaura golf course) with Laura "let them eat cake" Bush for exclusive fundraiser for local Republican "conservative values" KOOK Chris Hackett.

Luzerne/Lackawanna County residents losing their homes to foreclosure flock to $1,000/plate $5,000/picture event.

First lady raises funds for Hackett


How to rig an election: vote caging!

Michigan GOP "lose your home, lose your vote", and Alaska women against Palin protest:

Republican "dirty tricks" revving up! Florida (where else???) push-polls targetting Jewish voters, receiving calls disparaging Obama (sound familiar?):

Jewish voters report calls disparaging Obama

McCain/GOP 'Voter Caging' Underway in Florida
Local Democratic Party Chair Seems Clueless About Republican Attempt to Disenfranchise His Voters...


The robber baron era is back!

Our government can't give ice to hurricane victims but they rush AIG $85 billion dollars!

ABC: "It's frustrating that the government can deliver $85 billion to bail out AIG, and they can't deliver ice in Texas," said Ben Smilowitz, executive director of the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP), a nonpartisan organization that monitors the nation's disaster response system.

Media Obstruction in Galveston; Press denied access in the wake of Hurricane Ike

Greg Palast knew this financial crisis was coming, and he claimed that Eliot Spitzer was setup because at the time he was going after all the big speculators, big coincidence? Read this March 14th article by Greg Palast!

"While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush’s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was secretly handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.

Both acts were wanton, wicked and lewd. But there’s a BIG difference. The Governor was using his own checkbook. Bush’s man Bernanke was using ours."

(3/14 by Greg Palast) Eliot's Mess; The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked

'USA transforming into USSRA' An economic analyst says by buying out investment giants, the USA had transformed into the USSRA (the United Socialist State Republic of America).

Partial list of things responsible for the financial crash:

* -Fractional-reserve banking, which is inherently unstable and entirely a confidence game
* -Congress for passing the Federal Reserve Act and creating the Federal Reserve, the third central bank in the history of the US
* -Woodrow Wilson for using the Fed to finance World War 1
* -Benjamin Strong, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1914-1928, for inflating the money supply in the '20s to help out Great Britain which led to the Great Depression
* -Herbert Hoover for his economic intervention from 1929-1932. He was not laissez-faire by any means.
* -John Maynard Keynes for laying the foundation of a miseducated public
* -FDR for banning private ownership of gold, enacting the New Deal, creating Social Security and Fannie Mae, and exacerbating the Great Depression
* -The FDIC for lulling the American public into a false sense of security regarding their bank deposits and training the public to unquestionably trust the financial system
* -LBJ for the guns and butter of the '60s
* -Nixon for severing all ties between the US dollar and gold
* -Reagan's intellectual duplicity, using free market, small government rhetoric while turning the US into a chronic debtor nation
* -Alan Greenspan, one of the most duplicitous, arrogant, and incompetent individuals in the history of the United States. If I had to pin this crisis on any one man, it would be he.
* -George W. Bush for cutting taxes while raising spending and his full embrace of Cheney's doctrine of "deficits don't matter"
* -Ben Bernanke for following the Greenspan doctrine to its inevitable conclusion
* -The heads of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for using artificially low borrowing costs to create systemically-dangerous housing institutions
* -Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank for beating the socialist drum
* -Christopher Cox for thinking a ban on short-selling will solve anything
* -Hank Paulson for folding the hand he was dealt
* -The ratings agencies for rubber stamping garbage assets as AAA
* -The heads of the major banks and brokerages on Wall Street for turning a blind eye as their institutions were taking on massive leverage that threatens to take down the financial system
* -The hedge funds that levered up structured finance to dangerous levels
* -Generations of lawmakers for kicking the looming financial crisis can down the road
* -Home buyers who lied about their income and creditworthiness
* -Predatory lenders who put people into mortgages they could never afford

Peak Insanity: SEC Plans to Temporarily Ban Short-Selling

Rep. Marcy Kaptur on how our corrupt government is bailing out all the millionaires/billionaires and screwing the rest of us:

"Guysssss....and Galsssss"... Miss Piggy Lipstick's email hacked, is she up the creek with this one? What are they going to find out about: troopergate, fake pregnancies, etc...we shall see!!! Maybe one says, "Hi, Sarah! How's that fake pregnancy thing going???"

The internet activist group 'anonymous', famed for its exposure of unethical behavior by the Scientology cult, has now gone after the Alaskan govenor and republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

At around midnight last night some members affiliated with the group gained access to governor Palin's email account "gov.palin@yahoo.com" and handed over the contents to the government sunshine site Wikileaks.org.

Group Posts E-Mail Hacked From Palin Account -- Update

Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account hijacked, e-mails posted online

Palin comes under fire for using Yahoo e-mail for state biz

Palin's e-mail secrecy an open secret in Alaska

NYTimes: Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes