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

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