Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Big Dan's Big News April 15, 2009 (today is Big Dan's birthday)

From the "Daily Paul" (Ron Paul) website: the Republicans have hijacked the Libertarians' TEA PARTY'S:

The Hijacking of Our Movement and the Next Wave of Patriots

Ron Paul Spokesman on Rachel Maddow show: Libertarians say Republicans have hijacked tea party movement

Ron Paul spokesman:



CIVIL WAR - INTRA-TEABAGGER WARFARE: It’s Paultards/Randians/Truthers/Seceshes/’Libertarians’ Vs. ‘Astroturfers’/GOP Leadership/Hannititties/Fat Cats/Gingrichians/Santelliosos/Fox News/Dick’s Armey…??…!

Matt Taibbi: "It pains me to say this as an American, but we are the only people on earth dumb enough to use a nationwide campaign of “teabag parties” as a form of mass protest, in the middle of a real economic crisis. What’s next? The Great Dirty Sanchez-In of 2010? A Million Man Felch? (Insert Rusty Trombone joke here)."

Matt Taibbi: The peasant mentality lives on in America

Paul Krugman: "The tea parties are at least in-part "AstroTurf," or a fake grassroots movement, manufactured by "right-wing billionaires. In particular, a key role is being played by FreedomWorks, an organization run by Richard Armey, the former House majority leader, and supported by the usual group of right-wing billionaires. And the parties are, of course, being promoted heavily by Fox News."
Paul Krugman: Tea Parties Forever

Krugman: 'Right-wing billionaires...manufactured' tea parties

Krugman Calls Out GOP Hypocrisy On Job Creation And Defense Cuts

If we fall for the divide and conquer strategy, where idiots on both sides try to focus our anger on the "other team" instead of the real culprits, we will get distracted, lose direction, and thus became easy to ignore and control. Then the powers-that-be will be able to continue pickpocketing us for years to come.

The Futility of Protesting

Andrew Sullivan: The Highjacking Of The Tea Parties


Has Cheney been Murdering Americans?

An Open Letter to Paul Wellstone

Special commentary by Big Dan: "Hey! You know where all those pirates are? Where pirates keep capturing ships? For years? For Ransom? I have an idea - LET'S SAIL THERE! Do you expect me to believe all this CRAP??? COME ON!!! And then there's a coordinated media blitz by the neo-cons, saying we have to increase military spending because of the pirates. COME ON!!! Why are Kristol and Bolton on TV all the time as 'experts' on everything???"

While the pirates story has dominated the corporate media, there has been little to no discussion of the root causes driving piracy.

Analysis: Somalia Piracy Began in Response to Illegal Fishing and Toxic Dumping by Western Ships off Somali Coast

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