Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 31, 2010


Sarah Palin "helps" John McCain's senatorial campaign in Arizona: "Zipples" ain't helpin'!!!!!!!!!

Lady and the Gramps - No matter what Sarah Palin says about John McCain, she can't help but make him look bad.

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When will it occur to you, that most of this stuff is NOT in the "liberal media"???

Post-Palin Alaska has largest debt burden in US

As U.S. GDP declines during GOP regimes, it does so because 'wealth' is literally transferred upward to a 'ruling elite' class, a laundered pay-off to the 'base'. At present, just one percent of the nation's total population owns, by some estimates, more wealth than is owned by about 95 percent of the rest of the population. *

Why GOP Policies Are a Cruel Fraud


Chertoff Joins Defense Firm that Defrauded U.S.

American College Debt

All Americans have a right to a college a state school...or a county school...if you can even afford that...

Many progressives are angry at President Barack Obama’s concessions to corporate interests -- and even to Republicans -- on healthcare reform, essentially embracing Mitt Romney’s industry-friendly plan for Massachusetts and throwing away the sliver of a public option that the House had approved.

But, as Jeff Cohen notes in this guest essay, progressives won an important consolation prize when Congress tacked on to the healthcare "reconciliation" bill a direct student loan program, which cut bank subsidies out of the process:

Soon, private profiteers (and subsidies to them) will be sidelined, and the government will save taxpayers billions by providing service directly to Americans in need.

Does anyone else find it odd, that right after Obama passed the student loan bill, there was a student loan data theft???

Company and federal officials said they believed last week's theft of identity data on 3.3 million people with student loans was the largest-ever breach of such information and could affect as many as 5% of all federal student-loan borrowers.

Who is David Brian Stone, leader of the Hutaree militia?

Department of Homeland Security raids Militas:

What a shocker (NOT): this militia had a secret FBI agent in it:

Undercover agent helped in probe of Hutaree

Hutaree Michigan Militia leader was a Ron Paul fanatic who believed the Antichrist was on the way

Mission: Accomplished! Rightwing Republican operatives take down ACORN with false edited hoax videos that the media ate up and didn't retract. ACORN is a community activist group of mostly poor minorities that was the target of conservative smears because they don't vote Republican and they registered a million voters last election. Republican Jesus would be proud!

O'Keefe, Breitbart 'Sad, Pathetic, Assholes' for Targeting ACORN Say 'Yes Men': RAW STORY

NYT corrects ACORN story, but damage is done

Now that the community organizing group ACORN has declared that it is disbanding, many observers say the media should bear the blame for publicizing the phony tapes that started the group's downfall. Blogger Brad Friedman says that while the New York TImes has admitted some errors in its reporting, that doesn't go far enough.

Laura Flanders on GritTV: NYT's Belated ACORN 'Pimp' Hoax Correction 'Way, Way, WAY Too Late'. Delay suggests 'prejudice, bias' by 'paper of record' in favor of Rightwingers...


You Don’t Mess With The LBMA - Assassination Attempt On Silver Market Manipulation Whistleblower?

JPMorgan 'chase' story in UK

Estimating that an essentially bankrupt company like AIG could have shaved 40 percent off what it owed big banks like Societe Generale and Goldman Sachs (an Audit funder), Bloomberg says the New York Fed’s decision to make its buddies whole (its then-chairman was a former Goldman chairman who would soon start re-loading up on its stock) cost taxpayers more than $13 billion.

Bloomberg on AIG as Banks’ Backdoor Bailout

New York Fed’s Secret Choice to Pay for Swaps Hits Taxpayers

Goldman’s Backdoor Bailout. A call for transparency in the taxpayer rescue of Wall Street

It's admitted to the CFTC: London gold market is a Ponzi scheme

What secrets are hidden in the Federal Reserve's trillion-dollar shadow? Economic recovery depends on confidence, and confidence requires knowledge. But Senators like Chris Dodd and Judd Gregg don't want us to have that knowledge. They don't even want it themselves.

Dodd's Financial "Reform" Bill Is Nothing but a Placebo for a Very Sick Economy

Bill Murphy of GATA Reveals Whistle-Blower in Gold Price Suppression

Bill Murphy, Chairman of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee delivers his testimony about a whistle-blower in the gold price suppression scheme to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on 3/25/10.

Bill Murphy of GATA Speaks to CFTC

Carl Romanelli of the Green Party informational press release:

NEPA Press Release:

Greens change date of regular meeting, announce regional meeting April 10, 2010

The Green Party of Luzerne County has announced that its regular monthly meeting for April will be scheduled for April 10, at 11:00 AM, at Barnes and Noble, South Main St., Wilkes-Barre; due to the Easter holiday weekend. The meetings of the party are normally held the first Saturday of each month.
The April meeting will also be a regional meeting for Northeastern PA Green chapters, in order to plan activities for the upcoming Earth Day celebration. Greens from Luzerne, Wyoming, Wayne, Susquehanna, and Lackawanna counties are expected to participate. Details of events for Earth Day will be publicized after the meeting, though this year’s focus is on Marcellus Shale issues in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, Green Party Nomination Papers will be available for signing and circulating. The Pennsylvania Green Party has nominated Pittsburgh area resident and physician assistant, Mel Packer for US Senate in 2010. Jay Sweeney of Wyoming County will be on hand at the meeting. Sweeney is seeking the office of State Representative in the 111th District.

The Green Party is an independent political party dedicated to principles of ecology, justice, peace, and diversity. The Luzerne County party has been in existence since 2000 and has met monthly ever since. Meetings are free of charge and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Ed Asner for 9/11 Truth

15 MILLION hits on youtube:

Bombs, explosions, secondary explosions, explosive many more times do we need to hear these words being said by 9/11 witnesses before we start asking questions about what really happened on that awful day?

All of the individual news reports in this video can be found on YouTube and other video sites. This video shows that many actual 9/11 witnesses heard and saw explosions going off inside the towers, long before they actually fell. These witnesses include police, firemen and reporters.

And what is even more shocking is the fact that all of this has been largely ignored by the mainstream media after the day itself.

For those debunkers who wish to keep saying that the explosions were caused by gas lines, please save your breath. All of the three buildings that were blown up on 9/11 were all Class-A buildings. This means that gas lines were not permitted because the buildings had to comply with the safety regulations set out for Class-A buildings. So there were no gas lines!

We really need to wake up to the facts and ask questions. If we don't, what does that say about us?

Sorry about the sync loss with the audio. All of these news clips are available elsewhere on YouTube as well as in the archives of the main news media sites.

Steven Colbert: Forgive and Forget:

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 30, 2010

Health Care Slime Machine - John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac and Aasif Mandvi report on the violence following the passage of the health care bill. The "TWO-STATE SOLUTION":

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Sarah Palin puts gun crosshairs on our congressman Chris Carney, among others:

Richard Connor: He rode in from secessionist state of Texas to buy the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader to make it "Fair and Balanced"!

Keeping in line with rightwing/Republican/conservative veiled threats, Richard Connor's editorial is entitled:

Ah, for the days when pistols settled politics Richard L. Connor Opinion

Another gun-reference "coincidence"! This is exactly why I cancelled the Times Leader and subscribe to the Citizen's Voice.

Since Connor started running the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, they've syndicated columns by rightwing nutcakes Ann Coulter, Mona Charen, and George Will. TL broke the story of Republican Don Sherwood choking his mistress, then endorsed Don Sherwood over Chris Carney after Conor took well as endorsing nutcake Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum. Then when the TL staff voted to endorse Obama over McCain/Palin, Connor was nice enough to force them to re-vote after giving them a "Gipper" speech. The staff still voted for Obama. THAT is what rightwingers call "democracy": when the owner of the paper calls a re-vote on Obama and tries to persuade the staff to change their minds!

Fake liberal Steve Corbett of local talk radio station WILK ignores the Sarah Palin crosshairs of Chris Carney AND Richard Conor's gun reference in his editorial "Ah, for the days when pistols settled politics Richard L. Connor Opinion". He never met a Republican he didn't like, and uses his show to attack only Democrats. And he voted for Sarah "Crosshairs" Palin, and is supposedly anti-gun...but ignores these two current stories. NOW...if Joe Biden says "FUCK", that's a different story! Corbett will devote an entire week to that...or if Obama says "SWEETIE" to someone. That's important, not Sarah Palin thinly veiling an incitement to violence by putting Chris Carney in crosshairs of a gun! Corbett is anti-violence, too...under certain circumstances. It's going to ring pretty hollow the next time he says he's a big anti-gun liberal, isn't it? Just more FAKERY. Corbett: I think Biden said "FUCK" again, better get right on it. Corbett seems to be more interested in a candidate having a vagina or not, rather than a candidate being liberal or not. When Hillary was beaten, he switched to Sarah Palin. Palin is the farthest thing from liberal to come along in a while, being an evangelical, a secessionist, and wildly pro-gun among other things know...putting Democrats in gun crosshairs. And get rid of the outdated Hillary promo, it's over with and annoying. And little kids saying "you better listen", I'm sure there's little kids listening to a talk show on the radio. Liberals don't keep reminding you they're liberal, they let their actions speak for themselves and let others call them liberal based on those actions. The same goes for people who go around always broadcasting that they are "patriots" and wearing red, white, and blue and waving flags all the time and having their screeners tell you to say "you're a great American" before you say something to them and putting the word "freedom" in the name of your shill organization. If Steve Corbett is a liberal, I have a bridge to sell'll be available soon, it's on 8th Street in Wyoming. They're almost finished knocking it down. The only show worth listening to on WILK's strictly rightwing lineup including Rush Limbaugh, is the Nancy & Kevin Show. Turn the channel off after that, or turn the radio off.

Republicans holding up RECORD number of Obama appointees for MONTHS!

The RNC was revealed by The Daily Caller to have incurred thousands of dollars in expenses at a bondage-themed nightclub that features topless lesbian dancers, as well as other lavish escapades in its trip southern California last month.

And that's not the end of the Republican Party's troubles.

GOP Fires Staffer Over $1,946 Topless Club Visit

"Quigley...DIE..." - Scientists Successfully Teach Gorilla It Will Die Someday

Tulane University researchers say Quigley is now able to experience the crippling fear of impending death previously only accessible to humans.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 29, 2010

Special Commentary by Big Dan: "I have a 2nd house my father gave me that my daughter's living in. She and her boyfriend had nothing but problems from the neighbors there, they think they run the entire block. They called the cops twice on my daughter for having music too loud (it wasn't) and parking in front of their house, and they park in front of our house way more. I've had the house on the market now for a few months, we're selling it. Well guess what???????? 10 Mexicans who came in ONE old car and didn't speak good English were looking at it yesterday! I said to the realtor: 'GET 'EM IN THERE! TELL THEM 5 TO A BEDROOM OR I'LL BUY A TRAILER FOR 'EM AND PUT IT IN THE BACK!!! TELL THEM TO MAKE ME AN OFFER, IF THEY THINK THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH!!! JUST GET 'EM IN THERE, BECAUSE THIS WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!' Boy, would that be sweeeeeeeeeet revenge, because I think the neighbors are racist, too! 'Did you ever notice that once in a while you come across someone you shouldn't have fucked with? Well, that's me' (Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino)'"

From FOX News:

Documents: Bush's Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

Siege Heil: The Bush-Rove-Schwarzenegger Nazi Nexus and the Destabilization of California

Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler, a 33-year veteran of the Marine Corps who was twice decorated with the Medal of Honor, blew the whistle on the fascist plot to oust FDR. He also confessed to having been a “high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”

The War on Terrorism is a Racket!

Just in time for the campaign season, the right-wing Clarion Fund, which shipped out 28 million DVDs to swing state voters in 2008 warning of the threat of radical Islam, has announced it's working on a new film, this one on "the Iranian Nuclear threat."

Gladio: A Conspiracy So Large, It’s Time You Learned About It (Take That Cass Sunstein!)

Welcome to Glenn Beck's World: What If the Tea Partiers Ruled the Country? Imagine a land where white, patriarchal, religiously zealous, Tea Party-type patriots rule. It's called Utah, and what happens here should terrify you.

Christopher Hitchens discusses the sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church and U.S foreign policy with Bill Maher.

Stealth Vouchers (charter schools):

When President Obama’s Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, was the head of Chicago’s Public Schools, his office kept a list of powerful, well-connected people who asked for help getting certain children into the city’s best public schools. The list—long kept confidential—was disclosed this week by the Chicago Tribune. We speak with the Chicago Tribune reporter who broke the story and with two Chicago organizers about Duncan and his aggressive plan to expand charter schools.

A Look at Arne Duncan’s VIP List of Requests at Chicago Schools and the Effects of his Expansion of Charter Schools in Chicago

Why are health insurance companies IMMEDIATELY looking for ways NOT to cover sick children???

NYTimes: Just days after President Obama signed the new health care law, insurance companies are already arguing that, at least for now, they do not have to provide one of the benefits that the president calls a centerpiece of the law: coverage for certain children with pre-existing conditions.

NYTimes: Health care bill loophole will allow health insurance companies to NOT cover sick children.

Chomsky: Obama is ‘delivering, but for financial institutions’. GOP’s goal is to 'prevent governability,' renowned scholar tells Raw Story

You won't EVER see real liberal Noam Chomsky in the corporate owned media they want us to think is liberal, or any real liberals for that matter. Then they'll falsely define who is liberal for you, like the Democrats. The Democrats are the new Republicans, and the Republicans are batshit crazy, and the real liberals are ignored in the corporate owned this:

Who really owns American? (George Carlin)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 27, 2010

Health Care Reform is Big F-ing Deal!

Will the Right Turn (More) Violent? Post-health care reform will the Right's gloves really come off? And has the GOP made a horrible political miscalculation?...

The Democrats are the new Republicans, and the Republicans are batshit crazy...and the left is totally ignored!

Obama health insurance requirement taken from GOP

GOP assails health coverage requirement … even though they invented it

Health reform and you: A new guide - Who pays? Who benefits? And what about those in between?

In health bill, Obama attacks wealth inequality. Gap between economic well-being of the sick, healthy has been growing

Jesus Camp: The American Taliban (French Documentary)


MMFA President Burns: "Glenn Beck Is The Single Most Dangerous Person In This Country"

Welcome to Glennbeckistan - Where the Tea Party Rules and Tea-hadis Roam

Below: Where the American Taliban gets their one-sided "news", and when they're polled it shows they're not reality-based...but who cares about reality and facts??? (see the "Jesus Camp" video above)

A Harris poll released on March 24 found that a majority of Republican respondents believe that President Obama "is a socialist," "wants to take away Americans' right to own guns," "is a Muslim," "wants to turn over the sovereignty of the United States to a one world government," and "has done many things that are unconstitutional." The findings follow a year of such smears and attacks on Obama by conservatives. Fully 24% of Republicans believe that "he may be the Anti-Christ" and 22% believe "he wants the terrorists to win."

No surprise that Harris poll finds Republicans believe GOP smears of Obama

The Harris Poll - "Wingnuts" and President Obama: A socialist? A Muslim? Anti-American? The Anti-Christ? Large minorities of Americans hold some remarkable opinions

Quarter of Republicans Think Obama May Be the Anti-Christ

"Conservative Woodstock?" Fox News' all-day promotion of anti-Reid tea party rally

Editor’s Note: Oklahoma-based journalist Richard Fricker was with his wife on a spring-break vacation to Washington when he came face to face with the Tea Party furor.

In this first-person account, Fricker describes how a cell-phone comment apparently upset the protesters, who chased him and called him (cover your ears!) a “professor”:

When I visited the Capitol grounds on March 21, the day the House of Representatives passed healthcare reform, I was aware that some protesters there had been directing violence, threats and insults against members of Congress, but I was surprised when I ended up on the receiving end of some abuse myself.

"You need to riot": Right-wing uses violent rhetoric

David Bender and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., discuss some of the biggest news stories of the past week that the mainstream media either didn't cover in depth, or just didn't cover at all.

Helen Thomas talks about how the White House Press Corps rolled over and played dead during the Bush years and was gung-ho for war, and how Obama lost credibility when he dodged her question about Israel having nukes:

Netanyahu Humiliates Obama with another E. Jerusalem Housing Expansion; Israeli Troops allegedly used live Ammo; UK expels Mossad Chief

Israel rules, Washington follows

Maidhc Ó Cathail – Who's to blame for the Iraq war?

Dogs attack police cruiser:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 27, 2010

Special Commentary by Big Dan: "Here's my 'hat tip' policy: if I steal something from you, I'm not going to 'hat tip' you unless you point out that you think I stole it from you and I did in fact steal it from you. Then I'll 'hat tip' you. If you point it out the next day, or if I don't acknowledge within one day, YOU LOSE!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!! But here's a hat tip to everyone I've stolen things off of: thank you, one and all!!!"

Q: Why would U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan go out of their way to smear a journalist?

A: Because he told the truth about a night raid that killed Afghan civilians, including pregnant women.

We spoke with Afghanistan-based journalist Jerome Starkey about his reporting on special forces raids that killed civilians and NATOs surprising--and disappointing--response. This video contains disturbing images, and an even more disturbing story of violence, and an attempt to silence a truth-teller. It shows why its absolutely essential that we keep pushing back against the Pentagons message machine.

An Unaccustomed Truth: American Commander Admits Afghan Atrocities

WikiLeaks to release video of civilians, journalists being murdered in airstrike


This should get 24x7 LIVE coverage on all the networks: Sarah Palin will lead the Tea Party Express into Harry Reid's hometown. 10,000 are expected, and if THREE networks covered Sarah Palin LIVE in February when 600 people were there, imagine the network coverage for 10,000!!! NOW...if there's a liberal protest of OVER 200,000 like this past Sunday, THAT will receive ZERO coverage from the networks. BUT IMAGINE THE COVERAGE OF 10,000 WITH SARAH PALIN!!! Christ! 10,000 Tea Partiers would be like 10 MILLION anti-war protesters!!! But they wouldn't be covered, either. The Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin even get ADVANCE NOTICE in the media of UPCOMING protests, let alone ZERO COVERAGE!!! Did you have any advance notice in the media before March 21: "IMMIGRATION REFORM PROTEST COMING UP SUNDAY MARCH 21"? Of course not!

ABOVE: Sarah Palin, the much larger anti-war protest, and the much larger immigration protest - BOTH of which were IGNORED by the media in favor of SARAH AND THE TINY TEA PARTIERS, who never met a WAR they didn't like!!!

Tea party thousands rally in Reid’s tiny town. Palin headlines Nevada event in Democratic Senate leader's hometown

Media virtually IGNORED over 200,000 at Sunday March 21 Immigration Protest.

And the day before that, March 20 Saturday, there was an even BIGGER protest that was not only in Washington DC, but was in major cities across the U.S. and worldwide including Germany that received virtually ZERO media coverage. Here's some clips from the NATIONWIDE/WORLDWIDE anti-war protest last Saturday March 20, that the corporate owned media they want us to think is "liberal" IGNORED:

As bad as Saddam Hussein was (and he was a megalomanic monster), what followed him was a staggering catastrophe for Iraq, even if Americans no longer care to give it much thought.

When Was the Last Time You Visited Iraq? Exporting American Democracy to the World

White House Press Corps longest-serving member says Obama lost credibility when he dodged her question on Israeli nukes. Helen Thomas says Obama dodged her question about Israel nukes and is one-sided in favoring Israel. She says the Palestinians have no voice.

Zionist Organization of America: Obama’s Israel stance ‘an insult’ to all Jews

The Obama administration was able to present the struggle as one between healthcare “reformers” and far-right wackos looking to wreck his presidency. All this was done in the service of protecting the insurance companies from the serious critique offered by single-payer.

This guy makes more sense than any politician I've seen:

Punk-rock meets politics: American system is powerless

What happenned to America, the land of the free? Well some think it's been bought by mega corporations. The frontman of the left-leaning band 'Strike Anywhere', who describes himself as a "left-leaning Libertarian",  believes the system is in total charge with even Presidents owned by corporate money before they ever step into the Oval office.

Two cases of "blame the victim":

  • The deaf boys who were molested by the priest: it's their parents' fault.
  • The violence against Democrats: it's the Democrats' fault.

Crazy religious guy Bill Donahue blames parents for Catholic Church sex scandals - Donahue blame the church for nothing:

My question, as always, is "how do these guys get on TV???".

Do you see a pattern here? The Democrats are to blame, if there's violence against them (2nd video - rightwing voters getting angry with Obama voters: man and 10 year old daughter rammed by another guy because he had an Obama bumper sticker!!!):

Convicted criminal and now rightwing talk show host G. Gordon Liddy threatens Islam:

King Kranko

We just finished our fantasy baseball draft, here's my team, King Kranko:

King Kranko

Active Batters

McCann, Brian C ATL
Howard, Ryan 1B PHI
Weeks, Rickie 2B MIL
Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC
Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI
Reyes, Jose B. SS NYM
Butler, Billy 1B KC
Damon, Johnny LF DET
Hunter, Torii CF ANA
Quentin, Carlos LF CHW
Snider, Travis LF TOR
Werth, Jayson RF PHI A
Coghlan, Chris LF FLA A
Prado, Martin 2B ATL A

Active Pitchers

Buchholz, Clay SP BOS
Burnett, A.J. SP NYY A
Garza, Matt SP TB
Harden, Rich SP TEX
Hughes, Phil SP NYY
Lincecum, Tim SP SF
Marcum, Shaun SP TOR
Sheets, Ben SP OAK
Valverde, Jose RP DET
Young, Chris R. SP SD

Reserve Batters

Posey, Buster C SF
Baker, Jeff 2B CHC
Wallace, Brett 3B TOR
Jennings, Desmond CF TB

Reserve Pitchers

Dotel, Octavio RP PIT
Feliz, Neftali RP TEX

"Coiffure de fromage"; The Famous Hairy Burger King "Fish" Sandwich

Friday, March 26, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 26, 2010

Did you ever wonder how someone got elected, and no one you know voted for them? Faith-based, non-provable voting system for the greatest country?

Electronic voting machines found in court of law to be manipulated...that means ALL electronic voting machines across the nation can and are being manipulated, and it's not the #1 nationwide story in the "news"! Corporations OWN the news media and MAKE the electronic voting machines with secret proprietary software that citizens can't look at. Votes are counted in secret and electronic voting machines can't be recounted. Faith-based voting that can't be proven in a black electronic box! Your votes are meaningless, if they can't be proven or recounted. There is no paper ballot to recount. You touch a screen and then can't see the vote in the machine. The SCREEN isn't your vote, you know! It's inside the machine and you can't see it, and it can't be recounted. For those of you who don't trust government, why aren't you screaming about this? TeaBaggers? Liberals? Everyone???

This falls under my theme that the corporate owned media serves: the elite wealthiest few, the military industrial complex, and corporations. These Kentucky Fried Creeps HACKED ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES AND THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ISN'T COVERING THIS!!! Another theme of this blog is that our democracy is a SHAM because of electronic voting machines. I provide proof after proof after proof of this, and it is ignored by the government and the media. THIS AFFECTS EVERYONE! It affects Republicans, Democrats, and all other Americans - IT AFFECTS ALL AMERICANS! OUR VOTES DO NOT COUNT WITH ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES!!!

LOOK: They are GUILTY in a court of law for manipulating electronic voting machines!!! And it's not in the news!!! WHAT...THE...FUUUUUUCK???????

(Irony of ironies: this is the EXACT SAME COUNTY that census worker was found hanging with "FED" written on his chest!!! What's going on in Clay County??? Kentucky: home of Jim Bunning, the Republican who holds up unemployment checks all the time...)

BREAKING: Clay County, KY Election Officials Found Guilty of Election Fraud, Vote Buying. Convicted high-ranking officials include a circuit court judge, county clerk and school superintendent. Each face up to 20 years in broad conspiracy that included manipulation of electronic voting machines...

Watch this shocking video: "HACKING DEMOCRACY":

New Hampshire Town Citizens Prohibit Concealed Vote Counting by Computers or Any Other Method. 'Sending a message to the State - and the nation - that in Lyndeborough, democracy counts. Literally.'...

Are the Republicans now just blatantly pulling out their dicks and pissing on us? Are they in some parallel universe?

Once again, a stubborn Senate Republican is blocking speedy passage of a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. This time it's Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Will the Right Turn (More) Violent? Post-health care reform will the Right's gloves really come off? And has the GOP made a horrible political miscalculation?...

Terrorists (the American Taliban) hit Democratic Offices, threaten their children.

Rightwing American Terrorists send white powder package & "DROP DEAD" to Rep. Weiner's Office (sound familiar? Anthrax letters were sent to Democrats Leahy and Daschle after 9/11, and to NO REPUBLICANS! Even though the Republicans were in power.)

Heinous Claims Regarding Sean Hannity's 'Scam' Charity

University of Ottawa's letter to Ann Coulter:

Dear Ms. Coulter,

I understand that you have been invited by University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives to speak at the University of Ottawa this coming Tuesday. We are, of course, always delighted to welcome speakers on our campus and hope that they will contribute positively to the meaningful exchange of ideas that is the hallmark of a great university campus. We have a great respect for freedom of expression in Canada, as well as on our campus, and view it as a fundamental freedom, as recognized by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

I would, however, like to inform you, or perhaps remind you, that our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or "free speech") in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here.

You will realize that Canadian law puts reasonable limits on the freedom of expression. For example, promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges. Outside of the criminal realm, Canadian defamation laws also limit freedom of expression and may differ somewhat from those to which you are accustomed. I therefore ask you, while you are a guest on our campus, to weigh your words with respect and civility in mind.

There is a strong tradition in Canada, including at this university, of restraint, respect and consideration in expressing even provocative and controversial opinions and urge you to respect that Canadian tradition while on our campus. Hopefully, you will understand and agree that what may, at first glance, seem like unnecessary restrictions to freedom of expression do, in fact, lead not only to a more civilized discussion, but to a more meaningful, reasoned and intelligent one as well.

I hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful country, city and campus.


Francois Houle,

Vice-President Academic and Provost, University of Ottawa

Bush wipes hands on Clinton's back, after shaking the hands of darkie quake victims...GET OUT THE HAND SANITIZER, DUBYA!!! God, what a jerk!

Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

Chomsky: US-Israel spat is over Netanyahu’s ‘insulting manner, not settlements’

Noam Chomsky on the American media:

At the beginning of every fiscal year, the U.S. makes a lump sum payment of cold hard cash to Israel, a procedure not duplicated for any other nation receiving U.S. 'aid'. It looks like a payoff in response to a shakedown because that's what it is! What leverage, we wonder, is used by Israel on the U.S? The Carvellian quick response: terrorism! Terrorism is a racket! Israel exploits 'terrorism' to shake down the U.S. tax payer. Now we know why Israelis danced on 911. (bd: sorry folks, but Israel had something to do with 9/11, look into it...)

The War on Terrorism is a Racket!

The U.S. military KNOWS Israel had ties to 9/11:


Israeli Wiretappers, the NSA, and 9/11: Are Members of the U.S. Govt Being Blackmailed by Israel and Others via Wiretaps?

Who in their right mind thinks that WTC-7, a 47-story building a block from the twin towers that was NOT hit by a plane, fell controlled demolition style in seconds due to...what, fire??? So skyscrapers fall demolition style if they have some small isolated fires. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS IF YOU BELIEVE THIS!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 25, 2010

Montage of health care debate - rightwing/GOP threats:

Why aren't any of the Republicans' amendments repealing "Death Panels"? PROOF that there was no such thing!

Special Commentary by Big Dan: "I have seen enough election cycles to realize that when there's a Republican president and administration, you're 'patriotic' and you should 'obey the government'. And when there's NOT a Republican president, then 'we need to take our country back' and even violence against the government is 'OK' and you're 'patriotic' for NOT obeying the government. I saw it happen when Clinton was president, the same EXACT thing. When the president isn't a Republican, then all laws they make are 'un-Constitutional' and majority doesn't rule and you hear the words 'founding fathers' a lot. When there's a Republican president, all the laws they make are 'good for you', when it's NOT a Republican president, they're 'shoving laws down our throats'. It's the SAME EXACT THING, over and over. But you know what? The same things are said about Republican administrations, even more so, it's just that the people against the government don't get voices in the corporate owned media they want us to think is liberal, so it SEEMS like Americans think it's fascism only when there's not a Republican president and administration. It just SEEMS like it's more crisis when it's not the Republicans in power because of their media monopoly. Turn on your radio and who is on but Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mike Savage, and every rightwinger you can think of. Turn on your TV and who is on but Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, Newt Gingrich, any available Republican even though they're in the minority, and every fringe rightwing lunatic. Pick up your newspaper and did you WON'T see there was an immigration protest in Washington DC last Sunday that had over 200,000 protesters because it received virtually ZERO coverage in the mainstream media. And the day before that? A huge anti-war protest in DC that received virtually ZERO coverage in the 'liberal media' (lol). When Sarah Palin spoke at a Tea Party in February in front of 600 people, THREE CHANNELS CARRIED IT LIVE!!! Folks, there's enough Americans of all stripes angry at all presidents and administrations from BOTH parties, but I think there were far more when Bush was president...but you wouldn't know it from the mainstream corporate owned media that wants us to think they're liberal. Just about everyone I know is FOR the health care bill, and would like it to go even further towards single payer or free health care for all American citizens from birth to death. But you wouldn't think that, watching the mainstream media focusing on a few Tea Partiers and the minority Republican Party. The right has a 'NOISE MACHINE' in place, THEY are always on it calling it 'liberal', THEY OWN it, it's not a 'bunch of liberals' who OWN the mainstream media, and they want us to think it's 'liberal' and not realize the SHAM of the 'liberal media'. It's THEIR media! About five corporations OWN the mainstream media, and the last time I checked, corporations aren't liberal! Republicans and rightwingers are IN THE MINORITY, but the 'NOISE MACHINE', THEIR media they want us to think is 'liberal',  makes everyone think they're in the majority at all times even if it isn't true."

Congressman tries to raise money for yelling ‘baby killer’ during health debate

On the heels of health care, a new Harris poll reveals Republican attitudes about Obama: Two-thirds think he's a socialist, 57 percent a Muslim—and 24 percent say "he may be the Antichrist."

Boehner last week: Driehaus (D-OH) could be a "dead man"

A Fireside Health Reform Chat With My Right-Wing Mom

Just what we all thought: While tea party activists have described themselves as political free agents disgusted with both parties, a new poll by Quinnipiac University shows that a majority have a close connection to the GOP.

Tea Party Gun Threats, Spitting, Black Slurs, Gay Slurs

(see my David Frum posts from yesterday, too!!!)

Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum has resigned from the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, Frum announced on his Web site Thursday afternoon -- a move which suggests the conservative movement has cut ties with Frum over the straight talk he has been providing all week.

David Frum, AEI SPLIT: Conservative's Position 'Terminated' By Major Think Tank

Psycho Talk! - G. Gordon Liddy

The totally ignored much larger protest: Immigrants in US push for change

Keiser Report №28: Markets! Finance! Scandal!

BOO!!!!!! Another fake CIA/Mossad tape from dead Osama Bin Laden:

Here's the new original acoustic music my daughter's boyfriend just put up on his MySpace page:

Jason Vo Acoustic