Saturday, January 30, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 30, 2010

Traffickers targeting Haiti's children, human organs, PM says

Chavez Writes Off Haiti’s Oil Debt to Venezuela

Remember this?

Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission

Israel verifies organ theft story

Remember this from July? - 44 arrested in N.J. corruption probe. Suspects include rabbis, mayors; probe involved black-market kidneys

Slavery in US Prisons--Interview with Robert King & Terry Kupers

Myth America II: 20 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution

Rule by the Rich

A Republican senator said Tuesday that documents showing Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernake covered up the fact that his staff recommended he not bailout AIG are being kept from the public.

Germany has triggered a near-panic flight from southern European debt markets by warning that there will be no EU bail-outs

Marcy Kaptur Chews up Tiny Tim Geithner

At the core of fascism, you will always find unchecked power of big money industrialists controlling the messages of mass media. You could search the history books forever and you would never find an instance where those two essential elements of fascism were not present. Typically, it occurs when a powerful political leader gains the backing of monied industrialists and together with force they silence the watchdog voice of mass media. (and in OUR case, they call it "liberal" to throw you off):

Howard Zinn: A Just Cause, Not a Just War

Pot legalization almost certainly headed for California ballot

Howard Wooldridge, Co-founder of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) discusses his organization and the drug war.

How To Be Invisible: A Step By Step Guide To Protecting Your Assets, Your Identity, and Your Life

Does James O'Keefe look like Timothy McVeigh, or am I imagining it?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 29, 2010

SCOTUS decision leads to an actual corporation running for congress, cutting out the middleman:

Murray Hill Incorporated is Running for Congress

Corporation files to run for Congress: important marketing strategy questions remain unanswered

Lobotomized America: A Good Reminder of the Sheer Level of Ignorance That Dominates Our Nation

Wall Street Bankers And Investors Fund New Media Platform For Gov. Bob McDonnell’s SOTU Response

Ladies and Gentlemen: the (white Southern) PRESIDENT-ish of the Confederate States of America: PRESIDENT-ish McDONNELL's State of the Confederate Union (SOTCU) speech!!! Live from the capitol of Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Virginia!!!

President-ish McDonnell has a 9-page plan with lots of photography and big margins to fix America...after 11 days of being President-ish! The plan includes "extending unemployment benefits through December 2009..."

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen's State of the Union Speech
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomy

TYT Destroy GOP SOTU Response: President-ish McDonnell "looks good"...but when you lift that rock up and look what's under it...

Why do "conservatives" freak out when they're asked questions on non-FOX TV?

Spending Freeze Must Include Defense

Progressive Victory In Oregon: Voters Approve Tax Hikes On Corporations And The Wealthy To Close Budget Gap

Andrew Breitbart: the "new Orly Taitz"

Big Liar Andrew Breitbart, the latest in a long line of radical rightwing media infotainers like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, has a meltdown on MSNBC running interference for his operative James O'Keefe. I think this is the end of the Breitbart/O'Keefe "stings". Andrew Breitbart: the new Orly Taitz:

Big Falsehoods: A guide to Andrew Breitbart's lies, smears, and distortions

O'Keefe and his cohorts' record of dishonesty

Crazy Andy Breitbart Blows Himself Up On Air. Again. MSNBC interview 'in shark-jumping territory. For the ages.'...

Another "conservative" freaking out when asked a question when they're not on FOX "news":

My daily proof that the mainstream media being "liberal" is a SHAM:

‘Left-leaning’ Washington Post op-ed page features mostly right wingers.

Even MORE proof:

Poll: Voters unware no GOPers supported Senate healthcare bill

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 28, 2010


Jon Stewart nails it again: there's nothing "liberal" about the Democrats, they're a big joke and either have no spine or are purposely in on some scheme to pretend they're liberal. Furthermore, the Republicans and rightwing media and the media in general have no right whatsoever to call them liberal, so why are they calling them liberal? I've been saying that FOREVER here, and also it's the same thing with calling the media liberal. There's nothing liberal about the media. It's all a scheme to label people who aren't liberal..."liberal", so you don't know what liberal is, and completely ignore the real liberals like Ralph Nader, Howard Zinn (who just died), Noam Chomsky, Cynthia McKinney, Dennis Kucinich, and the rest of the real liberals. It's called "liberal cop": the right is defining what "liberal" is and then attacks them and ignores the real liberals to move all conversation to the right, and also claims that the "extreme left" (the real liberals?) are pulling the fake liberals to the left. All of this makes no sense when you really think about it. The extreme left are pulling the liberals left? The media is liberal, yet corporations OWN media and corporations aren't liberal? It's all a show for stupid people. There are basically NO liberals in government, the Democrats are the New Republicans, and the Republicans are batshit crazy rightwing religious war freaks. It's a great plan: call people who aren't liberal "liberal" so there's no real liberals in government. I can tell you one thing for sure, if you use your brain: liberal media is independent non-corporate owned, so therefore ANBCBSNNX is NOT liberal media. Think about it: the Democrats control EVERYTHING and yet: the wars are still going strong and we added the Pakistan War (undeclared), there's no health care reform, we're still voting on electronic voting machines, we're still torturing people, and I can go on and on and on. And we're supposed to believe, according to the mainstream media and the Republicans and the Democrats themselves, that the Democrats are liberal. Are you really that stupid??? Let me be clear: if you think the Democrats are liberal...YOU ARE STUPID!!! If you think the mainstream media is liberal...YOU ARE STUPID!!! Even Rush Limbaugh and rightwing media and the mainstream media themselves know they're not liberal, they just want IDIOTS to think it is. So you TOTALLY IGNORE the REAL liberals and they aren't in any conversation at all.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Blues Clueless
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political HumorHealth Care Crisis

The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News by Noam Chomsky...REAL liberal - the mainstream media serves the ELITES (who are NOT liberal), and an essential part of the SHAM is for them to get you to think it's liberal. The media "asserts the opposite" saying "the media is liberal" and then framing the argument as being "is the media too liberal", instead of the correct question: "IS THE MEDIA LIBERAL?". Aren't the Democrats the same thing as the mainstream media? We should be asking: "ARE THE DEMOCRATS LIBERAL?"...NOT "ARE THE DEMOCRATS TOO LIBERAL?":

HOWARD ZINN - REAL LIBERAL August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010

“His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives,” Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. “When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be on the front lines, an example and trustworthy guide.”

REAL liberal Howard Zinn died yesterday at the age of 87. I haven't heard the words "Howard Zinn" uttered my entire life by the mainstream media, the so-called "liberal media". Do you understand what's going on? I hope I've made you smarter today.

Democracy NOW! - We pay tribute to the late historian, writer and activist Howard Zinn, who died suddenly on Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of eighty-seven. Howard Zinn’s classic work A People’s History of the United States changed the way we look at history in America. It has sold over a million copies and was recently made into a television special called The People Speak. We remember Howard Zinn in his own words, and we speak with those who knew him best: Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove.

Howard Zinn (1922-2010): A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove

Listen to all 53 clips of "A People's History of America" by clicking here, below is just clip 1.

People's Historian and Progressive Hero Howard Zinn Dies. National treasure, and acclaimed author of "People's History of the United States" passed away at age 87.

Flashback: Howard Zinn warned Americans of rationalizing torture; ‘The truth comes out’

Keith Olbermann Quick Comment to Obama: Follow FDR, Welcome Their Hatred - government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 27, 2010

Yes, it was this guy! The rightwing ACORN guy! James "Big House" O'Keefe! Breitbart's STOOGE goes down! Simply PIMP-tastic! K-K-Karl Rove, Jr. - do NOT pass GO, go directly to jail!

Watergate-Gate - Republican operative commits federal crime of bugging a Democratic senator's phone. James O'Keefe, the Republican operative and Andrew Breitbart STOOGE who's already traded in his pimp costume for an orange jailbird jumpsuit, was the guy who posed as a "PIMP" and tried to setup ACORN as a fake pimp and hooker and was paraded on rightwing media as a "hero". FOX "news" has given this scant coverage, compared to their 24x7 coverage when he did his "sting" on ACORN. They said we have to "put this in perspective". ACORN's Bertha Lewis is vindicated and gets her day in the sun: ENJOY!!!

Landrieu phone plot: Men arrested have links to intelligence community

Salt Lake County GOP cancels keynote address after New Orleans arrest. Plan B » Party's big annual fundraiser will find new featured speaker instead of O'Keefe.

O'Keefe and his cohorts' record of dishonesty

James O'Keefe, the face of "conservative journalism"

Turley: Phone tamperer’s Tweet may violate court order

The PIMP doesn't fall far from the tree...Andrew Breitbart and his STOOGE pimp protégé...

BUSTED: It's Hard Out Here For a (Fake) Rightwing Pimp and Phone Tapper. Breitbart's anti-ACORN activist/videographer arrested with U.S. Attorney's son, two others, attempting to bug U.S. Senator's office...

Breitbart's double-standard: Breitbart isn't guilty of anything just because O'Keefe works for him...but the entire ACORN organization is guilty because a couple of them did something stupid!

Breitbart admits paying activist who tried to bug Democratic senator

Andrew Breitbart is a Criminal, According to Andrew Breitbart's Own GOP Operative Logic. Admissions during 'interview' with fellow wingnut operative Hugh Hewitt hang the arrest of James O'Keefe around Breitbart's own neck...

Not a good day for Andrew Breitbart. As his hand-groomed protégé, undercover ACORN video auteur James O'Keefe, sat in a Louisiana police station under arrest for attempting to tamper with a U.S. senator's telephone system, Breitbart's media empire went into lockdown...

With O'Keefe arrest, Breitbart develops newfound appreciation for "facts"

Breitbart says arrest not related to BigGovernment, but he's paying alleged wiretap plotter O'Keefe "a fair salary"

Big Falsehoods: A guide to Andrew Breitbart's lies, smears, and distortions

Yesterday, conservative activist James O'Keefe was arrested for allegedly plotting "to wiretap Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's office in downtown New Orleans." O'Keefe was arrested along with Stan Dai, Joseph Basel and Robert Flanagan. Here's a look at who O'Keefe's alleged accomplices appear to be:

O'Keefe's three alleged accomplices: Conservative activists Dai, Basel and Flanagan

REPORT: After obsessive coverage of O'Keefe's video, Fox largely ignored his arrest

Beck, Hannity & O'Reilly Ignore O'Keefe Arrest

FOX & Friends: LOOK AT THE HALF-COURT BASKETBALL SHOT!!! (not the O'Keefe arrest):

Back in the day when O'Keefe was an up-and-coming rightwing operative in college, he held a racist "affirmative action bakesale":

ACORN Cleared YET AGAIN of Wrongdoing. UPDATE: NYTimes buries Story, gives last word to wingnuts...

Bertha Lewis' response to O'Keefe/Breitbart pimp setup:

O'Keefe's puppetmaster Breitbart gets his ass handed to him on Real Time:

Conservatives’ 25-year goal of ‘defunding the left’ revealed by ACORN controversy

Rightwing media's witchhunt against ACORN:

FOX News Isn't News. It's a Political Operation.

O'Keefe the PIMP went to "11" on this one!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 25, 2010

"Kids for Cash" Judge Mark Ciavarella

Expert: Privacy helped judges, not kids

As questions were raised, Ciavarella remained quiet

The Luzerne County ongoing corruption probe page

The GREEN MILE - selling the justice system for CASH:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - The Green Mile
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorEconomy

Below: the wonders of the "MAGICAL CONSERVATIVE/LIBERTARIAN FREE MARKET", just like the Kids for Cash privatization/corporatization of juvenile jails (ironically, Ciavarella is a Democrat, but the privatization/corporatization of jails is most definitely a "free market conservative/libertarian" sentiment). Government restrictions are BAD! How dare the government restrict the amount of cash corporations can give politicians...or restrict the amount of time you can work like 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week...and how dare the government restrict children from working and earning a living!

If a picture's worth a thousand words, Lewis Hine was one of the most prolific writers in Industrial America. And yet he insisted that if he "could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug a camera."

During the first two decades of the 20th century, Hine used his 5-by-7-inch Graflex camera as a tool for social reform and his photography as a powerful force for shaping the national conscience. He portrayed the chaotic arrival of immigrants at Ellis Island, the meager existence of the working poor on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and the harsh working conditions of children in Pennsylvania's coal mines.
In the process, Hine established himself as America's first photojournalist and a champion of child labor laws in the United States. The Industrial Revolution brought great wealth, technological innovation and international prestige to the United States. But those achievements came at a price. Poverty, despair and disorder also emerged in a country that had been rapidly transformed by immigration, urbanization and industrial might.

Middle-class reformers, known as "progressives," launched a social justice movement to address the ills. Nothing disturbed the progressives more than the sight of children, sometimes as young as 8 years old, working long hours in dangerous and depressing factories, mills and coal mines.

Child labor was an emotional issue, not only because many businesses made large profits by exploiting children for extremely low wages but also because children were being deprived of an education that would allow them to better their life circumstances.

The tragic faces of child labor


We apologize in advance for the NY Magazine-style headline, but this is a report that has to be read by all Senators who are preparing to reconfirm Bernanke for a second term. When voting for the Chairman, be aware that all of America will now look at you as the perpetrators who are encouraging the greatest inter and intra-generational theft to continue, and as prescribed by Newton 3rd law, sooner or later, an appropriate reaction will come from the very same middle class that you are seeking to doom into a state of perpetual penury and a declining standard of living.

America spoke in Massachusetts, and will speak again very soon if you do not send the appropriate signal that you have heard its anger - Do Not Reconfirm Bernanke.

You have been warned.

We present Albert Edwards' latest in its complete form as it must be read by all unabridged and without commentary. These are not the deranged ramblings of a fringe blogger - this is a chief strategist for a major international bank.

Scandal: Albert Edwards Alleges Central Banks Were Complicit In Robbing The Middle Classes

Banks already finding ways around Obama financial reforms

Webster Tarpley: Mobilize Now to Oust Bernanke as Fed Chair


Writer compares doctors killing babies to troops killing civilians in illegal wars (finally! outing the hypocrites that are "pro-life" and "pro-war"):

You Can't Both Support the Troops and the Constitution

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 24, 2010

Cornel West, another liberal blacklisted from corporate owned so-called "liberal" TV (like Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and all the other real liberals), has a message for Obama on the one year anniversary of his presidency: "How deep is your love for poor and working people?"

The truth is, the corporate owned TV "news" ANBCBSNNX blacklists the real liberals, some of whom I've listed above, so you don't know about them. THEN...they define a group of people they let on TV and call them "liberal" for you, so you don't know who real liberal are. TV liberals are people like Obama and 95% of the Democrats. Real liberals are the ones giving the fake liberals the heat. You conservatives have the same, exact problem on the right: they don't let real conservatives on TV and then put a group of people on TV and call them "conservatives". Those people are 95% of the Republicans and people like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. This is sheer genius by corporate TV to keep Americans in the dark as to who the real liberals and conservatives are. And ironically, real liberals and real conservatives have a lot of common ground, just as the fake liberals and fake conservatives, do. The fakesters common group is that they are bought and paid for by corporations and the extreme wealthy and really represent them, and not us. And there is very little in common between the real liberals and the fake liberals, and the real conservatives and the fake conservatives. Example: Ron Paul and Rush Limbaugh have nothing in common, I don't even think Ron Paul likes Rush Limbaugh. YET...Rush Limbaugh falsely claims he is a "conservative". They agree on nothing. But the TV tells you Rush Limbaugh is the "conservative" and you believe it. Rush Limbaugh (fake conservative) and Obama (fake liberal) are for the wars, and Ron Paul (real conservative) and Ralph Nader and Cornel West (real liberals) are against the wars. Corporate owned TV is deceiving all of us on all sides that aren't corporations or the extremely wealthiest 1%. And guess who owns them? I'll give you a hint: corporations and the extreme wealthiest own them.

Good Riddance to Decade That Began With Theft of the Presidency

Obama takes on Wall St. (???)

I have more "freedom of speech" than you, because I have more money to give to politicians! - Money McMoneyhead

In its ruling in the case of Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court unraveled campaign-finance laws that stood for more than a century. The court was originally presented with a relatively narrow legal issue in the case, but chose instead to consider a much broader question: whether to roll back laws that have limited the role of corporate money in federal elections since Theodore Roosevelt was president. Now the court has handed down its ruling, and made a terrible mistake in giving corporate money a breathtaking new role in federal campaigns.

Russ Feingold: High court opens the floodgates

Haiti - The Politics of Rice

Iraq war was illegal, Dutch panel rules. Inquiry says conflict had no sound mandate in international law as it emerges UK denied key letter to seven-judge tribunal

ADE-651 Magic Wand Bomb Detector Is a Fraud, Probably Killed Hundreds

BBC Newsnight: UK Bans Exports of "Bomb Detecting" Dowsing Rods

What if a jury could decide a man's guilt through mind reading? What if reading a defendant's memory could betray their guilt? And what constitutes 'intent' to commit murder?

Mind Reading, Brain Fingerprinting and the Law

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 23, 2010

Special commentary by Big Dan: "Here is why the FASCIST REPUBLICAN CONSERVATIVE ACTIVIST Supreme Court (Republicans Scalia/Roberts/Thomas/Alito/Kennedy) is wrong: they said SPEECH = MONEY. They said that limiting the money corporations give to politicians is limiting their 'freedom of speech'. So, the Supreme Court has defined 'freedom of speech' as money. SPEECH is MONEY. I have $10 dollars worth of SPEECH and Wal-Mart has $10 BILLION worth of SPEECH. They have more speech than I do. The richer you are, the more SPEECH you have. Can I sue the government for taxing me because they're taking away my 'freedom of speech', or can I sue because the Bush tax cuts gave rich people and corporations MORE 'freedom of speech'??? Because they've defined SPEECH as MONEY, they've taken away MY freedom of speech because I don't have as much money."

I love Ron Paul, but I have TWO big problems with him and the "Young Americans for Liberty": they are FOR the Supreme Court ruling taking away limits to corporations giving to politicians and on health care they are "you're on your own free marketers" and think everyone will magically get taken care of in the mystical free market like the olden days...kind of like we alljavascript:void(0) got "taken care of" in this financial crisis with the repeal of Glass-Steagal.

"Young Americans for Liberty", Ron Paul supporters, are just FINE with the Supreme Court's ruling:

I thought "conservatives" were against federal law superceding state law!!! I guess only when it suits their purposes!!! (hypocrites!)

“One day the Constitution of Colorado is the highest law of the state,” said Robert F. Williams, a law professor at Rutgers University. “The next day it’s wastepaper.”

NYTimes: 24 States’ Laws Open to Attack After Campaign Finance Ruling

Alan Grayson: We will have congressmen from WAL-MART now!!!

Ramifications of SCOTUS decision: FOREIGN multi-national companies can effect AMERICAN elections!!!

The Supreme Court "might support allowing foreign companies to spend freely in elections in the United States."

Cindy Sheehan on Facebook: "(I) got accosted by two Ron Paul supporters at the event in NYC tonight because I said I didn't agree with him 100% and they were mad because they said I was being "negative" to poor Dr. Paul--I don't agree 100% with very many people--these dewds were out of control--I thought we were going to get into a fist fight."

The REAL NEWS: Court green-lights corporate election spending


The anti-abortion movement is on trial:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 22, 2010

What did the ACTIVIST CONSERVATIVE BUSH Supreme Court just do to our democracy?

"WE THE CORPORATIONS......." (the end of America; the biggest decision in the history of America won't be televised on the corporate owned media...except for Olbermann/Maddow/Schultz...if you watch rightwing media, boy did YOU pick the wrong horse! You've been HAD by them, because they're not I've been telling you.)

...btw...there was virtually ZERO coverage of this in rightwing media!

This is in the above montage of videos, but it deserves a spot by itself:

In Landmark Campaign Finance Ruling, Supreme Court Removes Limits on Corporate Campaign Spending

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court rules corporations can spend unlimited amounts of money to elect and defeat candidates. One lawmaker describes it as the worst Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott case justifying slavery. We speak with constitutional law professor, Jamin Raskin.

In what could prove to be the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades, all five of the Court’s conservatives joined together today to invalidate a sixty-three year-old ban on corporate money in federal elections. In the process, the Court overruled a twenty year-old precedent permitting such bans on corporate electioneering; and it ignored the protests of the four more moderate justices in dissent.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote for the dissenters:
Today’s decision is backwards in many senses. It elevates the majority’s agenda over the litigants’ submissions, facial attacks over as-applied claims, broad constitutional theories over narrow statutory grounds, individual dissenting opinions over precedential holdings, assertion over tradition, absolutism over empiricism, rhetoric over reality. Our colleagues have arrived at the conclusion that Austin must be overruled and that §203 is facially unconstitutional only after mischaracterizing both the reach and rationale of those authorities, and after bypassing or ignoring rules of judicial restraint used to cabin the Court’s lawmaking power. … At bottom, the Court’s opinion is thus a rejection of the common sense of the American people, who have recognized a need to prevent corporations from undermining self government since the founding, and who have fought against the distinctive corrupting potential of corporate electioneering since the days of Theodore Roosevelt. It is a strange time to repudiate that common sense. While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics.

Citizens United Decision: ‘A Rejection Of The Common Sense Of The American People’

DENY corporations 'persondhood': make the recent SCOTUS decision MOOT! Move to amend the Constitution to permanently deny these mere 'legal abstractions' the power to buy OUR government !

Jim Hightower: 'A Black-Robed' Coup d'Etat'

Supreme Court's Ruling Would Allow Bin Laden to Donate to Sarah Palin's Presidential Campaign - Greg Palast

Constitutional Amendment Considered In Response To Supreme Court Decision On Campaign Finance (VIDEO)

The Corporation

International arrest warrants requested at the Hague for Bush & Co.: International Criminal Court Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice, Gonzales

The Radicalization Of America By GOP Operatives And America's Future, Part 1

Feeling the Hate in Tel Aviv -- The Sequel to the Video YouTube Censored

Max Blumenthal and Jesse Rosenfeld interview young Tel Aviv residents about Iran, Obama and right-wing laws limiting the speech rights of their Palestinian-Israeli neighbors. The shocking responses reflect the deepening of racist and authoritarian trends in Israeli society. This is the sequel to "Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem," the video banned by YouTube, Vimeo and the Huffington Post after topping 400,000 hits.

Rage Against the Machine - Renegades of Funk

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 21, 2010

Scott Brown as Cosmopolitan Centerfold 1982, leads the GOP "SUPER MINORITY" of 41 Senators!

FOX Fair & Balanced "news" has huge ORGASM over Republican Scott Brown's victory:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Fox News Covers Scott Brown's Victory

Daily Show
Full Episodes

Political Humor
Health Care Crisis

...remind you of someone else???

Here's your guy, TeaBaggers/Rightwingers/FOX "news"/Massachusetts residents! He's going to lead you to the CONSERVATIVE PROMISED LAND!!! He only voted FOR Massachusetts' health care plan, the MOST PROGRESSIVE in the nation which COVERS ALL MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS! Have fun!!!

Below: Scott Brown publicly offers up his daughters for sex:

...and Teabaggers: how's that REPUBLICAN SUPREME COURT (7 of 9 "justices" are Republican) doing? Teabaggers are strangely silent on this!

Activist CONSERVATIVE U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Official, We're Now 'The Corporate States of America'. We the People' lose, 'You the Corporations' Win...

Haiti earthquake Nursing Home tragedy:

Elderly Haitians Beg for Help Before It's Too Late

Update: Help finally starts to get to Haiti nursing home

1/15/2010 Excerpt from the Campaign for Liberty Regional Conference in Atlanta, GA.As the crowd begins to cheer, Ron Paul states, "We need to take out the CIA". "They are a government unto themselves. Their in businesses, their in drug businesses..and..they take out dictators. We need to take out the CIA."

Ron Paul and a Timeline of CIA Crimes and Atrocities

CIA using journalists as agents! I told you! If you think they're not doing it HERE...THINK AGAIN!!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Big Dan's Big News Jan 20, 2010

The very idea that an administration run by Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel and staffed with centrists, Wall Street mavens, and former Bush officials -- and a Congress beholden to Blue Dogs and Lieberdems -- has been captive "to the Left" is so patently false that everyone should be too embarrassed to utter it.

Glenn Greenwald: In what universe must someone be living to believe that the Democratic Party is controlled by "the Left," let alone "the furthest left elements" of the Party? As Ezra Klein says, the Left "ha[s] gotten exactly nothing they wanted in recent months." The Left wanted a single-payer system, then settled for a public option, then an opt-out public option, then Medicare expansion -- only to get none of it, instead being handed a bill that forces every American to buy health insurance from the private insurance industry. Nor was it "the Left" -- but rather corporatist Democrats like Evan Bayh and Lanny Davis -- who cheered for the hated Wall Street bailout; blocked drug re-importation; are stopping genuine reform of the financial industry; prevented a larger stimulus package to lower unemployment; refuse to allow programs to help Americans with foreclosures; supported escalation in Afghanistan (twice); and favor the same Bush/Cheney terrorism policies of indefinite detention, military commissions, and state secrets.

Glenn Greenwald: Blame the all-powerful left!

Chris Floyd: Democrats and progressives are crying doom over the party's defeat in Massachusetts. The loss, we're told, is a blow to Barack Obama's political agenda, and so it is. They say it's a shame that yet another rightwing zealot who advocates torture is now in the Senate, and so it is. But it is precisely that agenda that led to the loss, and the shame. It is that agenda which has resurrected a rightwing party that was dead in the water, and empowered its most extreme elements.

And what is Barack Obama's agenda? What is his political program? It breaks down into three main elements: unwinnable wars, unconscionable bailouts, and unworkable, unwanted health care "reform" that forces people to further enrich some of the most despised conglomerates in the land. It is, in every way, a recipe for moral, economic and political disaster. It is a gigantic anchor tied around the neck of the Democratic Party, and it will drag the whole lumbering wreck back to the bottom in short order.

It also provides a fertile breeding ground for the willful, belligerent ignorance of the Right to thrive.

Chris Floyd - Critical Mass: Dem Agenda Opens Right-Wing Doors

CROAKLEY concedes Ted Kennedy's seat at the speed of light!

Dems call in "RAPID RESPONSE TEAM" to concede Ted Kennedy's seat of 46 honor of Kerry's speed of light concession in the 2004 election and now Croakley's, the New England Patriots are renaming their team to the New England Conceders!

Coakley Concedes MA Senate Race in Record Time! Ensuring that nobody's vote would actually be counted, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in MA injures several supporters in her race for the phone. Democracy bravely averted; Sen. Kerry applauds...



Rocket Science and Diebold Mysteries Rather Than Simple, Observable Democracy in MA Senate Race. Election experts file public records requests; Pre-marked ballots reported in 'at least' THREE towns...

It must be said that this is a defeat the Democratic Party made possible and richly deserved. Obama’s right-wing policies on the bank bailout, his cost-cutting healthcare overhaul and his continuation and expansion of the wars of the Bush administration have antagonized millions who supported him in 2008 and alienated Democratic Party base voters.

Republican wins Massachusetts Senate race

The "60 vote BULLSHIT": Grayson: Health Care Isn't Dead If Brown Wins; 'Nothing Has Changed'

HBO movie "Hacking Democracy"; check out Bev Harris'