Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Big Dan's Big News March 10, 2010

There's a lot for real conservatives to like about Sean Penn and Michael Moore, not the fake conservatives that call themselves the Republican Party.

Excellent Bill Maher interview with Sean Penn, real American patriot and humanitarian. Another real liberal not on the fake liberal media which is ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, & FOX. What conservatives should find interesting is Sean Penn railing on the FED and our money system. Penn also gives firsthand accounts of Hugo Chavez and points out how the "liberal media" distorts the truth about him, providing MORE proof the liberal media isn't liberal as I do here almost daily.

Stay with it through Bill Maher's short intro monologue, which is extremely funny, to get to the Sean Penn interview:

On the same show, Bill Maher has another blockbuster interview, this time with Michael Moore (another populist real American patriot the mainstream media has successfully ignored) via satellite standing in front of the crime scene in this financial crisis: Goldman-Sachs:

In Bill Maher's interview with Michael Moore, he refers to president Franklin Delano Roosevelt's proposed "Economic Bill of Rights" for all Americans. Here it is:

"Calling all rebels" by Chris Hedges (does this sound like the beginning of Nazi Germany?):
There are no constraints left to halt America's slide into a totalitarian capitalism. Electoral politics are a sham. The media have been debased and defanged by corporate owners. The working class has been impoverished and is now being plunged into profound despair. The legal system has been corrupted to serve corporate interests. Popular institutions, from labor unions to political parties, have been destroyed or emasculated by corporate power. And any form of protest, no matter how tepid, is blocked by an internal security apparatus that is starting to rival that of the East German secret police. The mounting anger and hatred, coursing through the bloodstream of the body politic, make violence and counter-violence inevitable. Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying.

Those singled out as internal enemies will include people of color, immigrants, gays, intellectuals, feminists, Jews, Muslims, union leaders and those defined as "liberals." They will be condemned as anti-American and blamed for our decline. The economic collapse, which remains mysterious and enigmatic to most Americans, will be pinned by demagogues and hatemongers on these hapless scapegoats.

(entire) Calling All Rebels by Chris Hedges

Time for a Revolution by Bill Quigley
Look at what our current system has brought us and ask if it is time for a revolution?

Over 2.8 million people lost their homes in 2009 to foreclosure or bank repossessions - nearly 8,000 each day - higher numbers than the last two years when millions of others also lost their homes.

At the same time, the government bailed out Bank of America, Citigroup, AIG, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the auto industry and enacted the troubled asset (TARP) program with $1.7 trillion of our money.

Wall Street then awarded itself over $20 billion in bonuses in 2009 alone, an average bonus on top of pay of $123,000.

At the same time, over 17 million people are jobless right now. Millions more are working part-time when they want and need to be working full-time.

Yet the current system allows one single US senator to stop unemployment and Medicare benefits being paid to millions.

(entire) Time for a US Revolution - 15 Reasons by: Bill Quigley

Thanks to the increasingly absurd, bought-and-paid for Supreme Court, corporations are now people but real people can be declared Orwellian 'un-persons' with but a stroke of a pen. This is an unconstitutional power given POTUS by SCROTUS but has no basis in law.

Supremes : 'Suspected Enemy Combatant' no Longer a 'Person'

George Washington's Most Excellent Blog!
Having faith and love is only half of what it means to be Christian. The other half is putting that faith and love into action, by fighting for justice.

The Bible does not counsel us to ignore the breaking of laws by the the powerful.

In Scripture there is a constant call to seek justice. Jesus got upset at the Pharisees because they neglected the weightier matters of the law, which He defined as justice and the love of God . . . Isaiah 58 complains about the fact that while the people of God are praying and praying and praying, they are not doing anything about the injustice.

The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice. He saw that there was no one, He was appalled that there was no one to intervene. (Isaiah 59:15-16)

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want. (Proverbs 22:16)

Glenn Beck's desire to detach social justice from the Gospel is a subtle move to detach care for the poor from the Gospel. But a church without the poor, and a church without a desire for a just social world for all, is not the church. At least not the church of Jesus Christ.

While fighting unjust conditions which cause poverty is a core task for Christians, it is not the only task.

For example, unless we do everything we can to prosecute government officials who ordered crimes against humanity (such as starting unjust wars under false pretenses and ordering widespread and indiscriminate torture), we are not fulfilling our responsibilities as Christians.

Real Christians Fight Against Injustice

The continuing saga of how rightwing media used a hoax pimp video to get ACORN tried and convicted in the mainstream media and congress rushed in The Defund ACORN act based on this video. And the mainstream media (that isn't liberal, I keep pointing out) hasn't retracted their reporting on this hoax and congress hasn't repealed The Defund ACORN Act, including many Democrats like Barney Frank, whom I'm waiting for to apologize.

The Real Targets of the ACORN Smear Campaigns: Verifiable Truth, American Democracy. The truth behind the hoax was 'hiding' in plain sight, if only the media and Congress had bothered to seek it out... by Ernest A. Canning

Here's MORE congressmen that need to retract and apologize and RESIGN, in my opinion:

Even though fat, lying billionaire Rush Limbaugh doesn't need health care and could pay cash for anything, he says he'll leave the country if we pass health care legislation. So, if he doesn't need health care and can pay cash, who exactly is he speaking for? He speaks for the health care industry fat cats.

Limbaugh: I'll Leave US If Health Care Reform Passes (VIDEO)

Proof that 9/11 Truthers Are Dangerous

AE911Truth Press Conference from MysterE Productions on Vimeo.

9/11 Loose Change, An American Coup parts 1-5: Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V

World Trade Center Building 7 - the 47 story building you aren't supposed to know about that fell into dust in 6 seconds and wasn't hit by a plane on 9/11. My personal theory is that the plane that was shot down in Pennsylvania was supposed to hit WTC7. It was shot down, and they blew up WTC7 anyway. I'm going to be direct and blunt: you have to be an IDIOT to think this building just fell like this without controlled demolition. If you look at these videos below and DON'T think it's controlled demolition, there is really no hope for you on other subjects, too. I especially love the first video, because they play "Man In The Box" by Alice in Chains during it. In the 8th video, owner Larry Silverstein blatantly admits the controlled demolition. In his own words, he said they made the decision to "pull it". That means blow it up with controlled demolition. He said they decided to "pull it" and then we all watched the building collapse. I guess you KNOW the building is going to collapse when you decide to "pull it"??? How much more evidence do you need than that? Larry Silverstein made billions of dollars off the collapses of the buildings. The collapse of these buildings was the "Pearl Harbor" excuse to get us into the wars, according to PNAC. When I say PNAC, I mean the Bush administration, because just about the entire PNAC was Bush's cabinet.

According to the PNAC report, "The American peace has proven itself peaceful, stable, and durable. Yet no moment in international politics can be frozen in time: even a global Pax Americana will not preserve itself." To preserve this "American peace" through the 21st century, the PNAC report concludes that the global order "must have a secure foundation on unquestioned U.S. military preeminence." The report struck a prescient note when it observed that "the process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event--like a new Pearl Harbor." (bd: 9/11 ??? I'm going to take this a step further and say, this is why it scares me when I see Liz Cheney and Dick Cheney on TV talking all the time about another "event". Yeah, THEM doing it again and blaming "terrorists"!!!)

Many of PNAC's conclusions and recommendations are reflected in the White House's National Security Strategy document of September 2002, which reflects the "peace through strength" credo that shapes PNAC strategic thinking.

Original 25 signatories of PNAC (Project for a New American Century) were (and do any of these names look familiar to you?):

* Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan-era Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. During the Iran/Contra scandal, Abrams pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress but was later pardoned by the first Bush administration. He subsequently became president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is currently a member of Bush's National Security Council.
* Gary Bauer, a Republican presidential candidate in 2000, who currently is president of an organization named American Values.
* William J. Bennett, who served during the Reagan and first Bush administrations as U.S. Secretary of Education and Drug Czar. Upon leaving government office, Bennett became a "distinguished fellow" at the conservative Heritage Foundation, co-founded Empower America, and established himself as a self-proclaimed expert on morality with his authorship of The Book of Virtues.
* Jeb Bush, the son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush and brother of current President George W. Bush. At the time of PNAC's founding, Jeb Bush was a candidate for the Florida governor's seat, a position which he currently holds.
* Dick Cheney, the former White House Chief of Staff to Gerald R. Ford, six-term Congressman, and Secretary of Defense to the first President Bush, was serving as president of the oil-services giant Halliburton Company at the time of PNAC's founding. He subsequently became U.S. vice president under George W. Bush.
* Eliot A. Cohen, a professor of strategic studies at John Hopkins University
* Paula Dobriansky, vice president and director of the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations. Currently Dobriansky serves in the Bush administration as Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs.
* Steve Forbes, publisher, billionaire, and Republican presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000. Forbes has also campaigned actively on behalf of the "flat tax," which would reduce the federal tax burden for wealthy individuals like himself.
* Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs; Director, Center of International Studies; Director, Research Program in International Security, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.
* Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man; Dean of the Faculty and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Appointed to the President's Council on Bioethics by George W. Bush, January 2002.
* Frank Gaffney - conservative columnist; founder and president of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Web-site:
* Fred C. Ikle, "distinguished scholar" at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
* Donald Kagan, professor of history and classics at Yale University and the author of books including While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today; A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990; and The Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace. Kagan is also a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard and a Washington Post columnist, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Alexander Hamilton fellow in American diplomatic history at American University. Past experience includes: Deputy for Policy in the State Department's Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1985-1988); State Department's Policy Planning Staff member (1984-1985); speechwriter to Secretary of State George P. Shultz (1984-1985); foreign policy advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp (1983); Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the United States Information Agency (1983); Assistant Editor at the Public Interest (1981).
* Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-American who was the only Muslim among the group's original signatories and the only signatory who was not a native-born U.S. citizen. Khalilzad has became the Bush administration's special envoy to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban as well as is special envoy to the Iraqi opposition to Saddam Hussein. Khalilzad has written about information warfare, and in 1996 (in pre-Taliban days), he served as a consultant to the oil company Unocal Corporation (UNOCAL) regarding a "risk analysis" for its proposed pipeline project through Afghanistan and Pakistan.
* William Kristol, PNAC's chairman, is also editor of the Weekly Standard, a Washington-based political magazine. His past involvements have included: lead of the Project for the Republican Future, chief of staff to Vice President J. Danforth Quayle, chief of staff to Secretary of Education William J. Bennett under the Reagan administration, taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
* I. Lewis Scooter Libby, who later became chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.
* Norman Podhoretz, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of works such as Patriotism and its Enemies.
* J. Danforth Quayle, former vice president under President George Herbert Walker Bush and a presidential candidate himself in 1996.
* Peter W. Rodman, who served in the State Department and the National Security Council under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush, became the current Bush administration's Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security affairs in 2001.
* Stephen P. Rosen, Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University.
* Henry S. Rowen was president of the RAND Corporation from 1967-1972. He served under former presidents Reagan and Bush as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1981-83) and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1989-91). He currently holds the title of "senior fellow" at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
* Donald H. Rumsfeld served former President Gerald R. Ford as chief of transition after Richard M. Nixon's resignation, later becoming Ford's chief of staff and secretary of defense from 1974-75. He subsequently served from 1990-93 as CEO of General Instrument Corporation and later as Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences, a pharmaceutical company. In 1998 he served as chairman of the bi-partisan US Ballistic Missile Threat Commission. Under President George W. Bush, he once again assumed the post of Secretary of Defense.
* Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota, is now a well-connected lobbyist who has represented such firms as AT&T, Lockheed Martin and Microsoft. Weber is also vice chairman of Empower America and a former fellow of the Progress and Freedom Foundation.
* George Weigel, a Roman Catholic religious and political commentator, is a "senior fellow" at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
* Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, formerly Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, became Undersecretary of Defense for President George W. Bush in 2001.

From the 1967 movie "In The Heat Of The Night" - Fowl Owl on the Prowl:

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