Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Big Dan's Big News Sep 9, 2009

54 yr old Family Values advocate California Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R) Orange County is caught on a hot mic speaking about spanking and more; talks about relationship with woman 19 yrs younger than the married father; runs from reporter than avoids him.


Assemblyman Mike Duvall resigns after his sex comments are broadcast

Tea Bagger Bus Company Sued Over Fire That Killed 23

FOX broadcast network will air "So You Think You Can Dance?" reality show, instead of president's speech.

MSNBC: Obama's actual student address, versus Wingnuttia's slant

A look at some recent polling shows that the coordinated attacks by Republicans and other opponents of health insurance reform have had little effect on the strong support for a public health insurance option. In four major polls, Americans want a public health option anywhere from 57% to 77%; Americans that do NOT want a public option are 22% to 38%...but you wouldn't know that by watching TV. Don't get confused by polls worded "Americans are skeptical" or "Americans think the government will go to far", and polls worded like that. The polls below simply ask Americans if they "want a public option". They don't say "Obama's health plan" and tricky worded polls like that. Example: "Do you want Obama to turn America into a Communist nation with his health care plan???" - Oh! Then Americans don't want public health care!!! (lol)

...but yet politicians like Joe Lieberman continue to LIE about what the American public wants.

"The Right" is always crying "liberal media" with no proof. But they remain quiet on their power VIA THE SAME MEDIA to lynch someone in the Obama administration. How can they do that in the "liberal media" they're always crying about? That's why they want you to think the media is liberal. "Our weakness is our strength" - if they really have more sway in the media, it behooves them to keep crying that the media is "liberal"! Don't start with the framed question: "Is the media liberal?" Start with the question: "WHO OWNS THE MEDIA"??? The lynching of Van Jones is further proof of who controls the media. It goes back to Lewinsky and as far back as the Nixon administration, who sought to control the media. Reagan accelerated media consolidation and we now have 5 NOT liberal companies who OWN virtually all the media. Did you think they'd "announce it" when they finally took over the media: "We have finally taken over the discourse of American media and can do things like ouster Van Jones", distract the nation with "pallin' around with terrorists", "birthers", "death panels", etc... That's all we're talking about is CRAZY things the right starts up, one after another!!!

Follow the Money: WHO got Van Jones fired? A case study of The Republican Noise Machine.

Racism from Glenn Beck again??? Van Jones was a founder of ColorOfChange, now rather successfully boycotting Beck for his racism, and getting sponsors to pull support.

Who knew that asking for accountability, for real answers, for an understanding of the events that drove us into disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and hugely disrupted our rights at home would be controversial? You would think that a Presidential Daily Brief on August 6, 2001 entitled, "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" had never happened. You'd think that hijacked commercial airplanes had never wandered around US airspace until they finally found their targets.

Here's the petition Van Jones signed:

We Want Real Answers About 9/11

On August 31, 2004, Zogby International, the official North American political polling agency for Reuters, released a poll that found nearly half (49.3%) of New York City residents and 41% of those in New York state believe US leaders had foreknowledge of impending 9/11 attacks and "consciously failed" to act. Of the New York City residents, 66% called for a new probe of unanswered questions by Congress or the New York Attorney General.

In connection with this news, we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

We want truthful answers to questions such as:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

Those who are demanding deeper inquiry now number in the hundreds of thousands, including a former member of the first Bush administration, a retired Air Force colonel, a European parliamentarian, families of the victims, highly respected authors, investigative journalists, peace and justice leaders, former Pentagon staff, and the National Green Party.

As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

1. An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

2. Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.

3. Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.

4. The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry.

Given the importance of the coming election, we feel it is imperative that these questions be addressed publicly, honestly, and rigorously so that Americans may exercise their democratic rights with full awareness.

In closing, we pray and hope for the strength to approach this subject with wisdom and compassion so that we may heal from the wounds inflicted on that terrible day.


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