Millionaires in the US Senate block the passage of the Minimum Wage Bill.Â Story is here.
Archive for January, 2007
If this doesn’t prove that the Iraq War was a fabricated war then what can?Â Story is here
This is a quote from Glenn Beck from RadioAndRecords.com.Â What is he saying about Conservsatives?
|Glenn Beck: ‘I Don’t Hate Muslims!’|
|Denies charges by Arab activist groups|
|Responding to recent calls for his ouster as a contributor to ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” by several Arab activist groups for what they termed “blatant anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bias,” Premiere Radio Networks talk host and CNN Headline News Prime personality Glenn Beck fired back at his accusers, saying, “I want to make it very clear, I don’t hate Muslims. In fact, I don’t know anybody who hates MuslimsÂ — and I know a lot of conservatives.”
After airing several video clips from previous editions of his nightly CNN program that clearly supported the talk host’s claim of fairness, Beck told viewers he’s been consistent and anything but biased on both his radio and television shows.
“I offer you a challenge,” said Beck to his critics. “When you see the big rally happening, with the Muslims marching in the streets saying, ‘They’re hijacking my religion,’ you call me. I’ll give you my private phone number. We will set up satellite trucks to cover it.”
Unbelievable, the speech below was writtenÂ
one hundred and eight years ago and is as valid today as when it was written.Â
This is aÂ short speech from Winston Churchill, delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. Â It would probably match the current views of many of us today. Expressed, however, in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and his use of the English language, of which he was a past master, Â provides us with a delightful prose that is as close to the truth as one can get.
Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in debt.
Reading his essays shows that the man was a prophet in his own time.
When he died on the 24th. of January 1965, at the grand old age of 90, after a lifetime of service to his country, Churchill was accorded a State funeral that equalled the burial ceremony of Â kings…
HERE IS HIS 1899 SPEECH :
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism (Islam) lays on its votaries! Â Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Â The effects are apparent in many countries – Â Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property which exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism which deprives life of its grace and refinement, as well as, its dignity and sanctity.
The fact that in Mohammedan law, every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – Either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Â Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion Â paralyses the social development of those who follow it. Â No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Â Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, Â raising fearless warriors at every step! Â And, were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, Â the science against which Islam had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome…”
Sir Winston Churchill; (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50)
Churchhill saw it coming 108 years ago…!
Really?Â Are you sure?Â Where did you hear that?Â Video is here
Gemany is issuiong arest warrants for a binch of CIA agents.Â When the CIA gets the wrong person is does a tremendous amount of harm.Â This is happening almost ALL the time since the number of people actually engaged in terroristic activities is microscopicly small but the number of people being arrested is huge.Â It is just embarrassing.Â And the people being arrested, beaten, tortured and then released like unwanted fish have no recourse.Â Shameful!Â Story is here
So John Moody actually comes out with a memo telling the FOX News “journalists” that if they see something on a website it isn’t necessariy true.Â This is so good!Â Story is here
Here is where the whole outing of a CIA agent started, with Ambassador Joe Wilson posting an opinion piece against the Iraq War.Â Story is here
This is why Ted Kennedy is an amazing man.Â He suports the little guy and fights for their side as opposed to the corporatists that crawl around on their bellies on the Republican side.Â Audio file is here
Meanwhile shame on these things which are lower than human.Â Harry Reid saved the Minimum Wage increase singlehandedly.Â Story is here
â€œReligiousâ€ Conservatives are actually trying to stop a vaccine that will save the lives of thousands of women every year.Â When women get vaccinated Â they do not get Cervical Cancer due to the extremely common HPV virus.Â The vaccine has an almost 100% success rate.Â 10,000 women get this cancer annually and 3700 die from it annually.Â Many â€œReligiousâ€ groups are pushing for teenage girls to NOT GET VACCINATED and possibly die later in life as a result of the now preventable Cervical Cancer due to HPV.Â
Arenâ€™t many of these people pro war and pro life at the same time?Â
Full story is here
[â€¦]But beyond that, one does not need to go searching for isolated British Muslim doctors in order to find examples of the lives of children being endangered due to the religious beliefs of adults. Merck, among other pharmaceutical companies, developed a highly effective vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV) â€” by far the leading cause of cervical cancer in women â€” but an entire American political movement called “social conservatism” has been desperately trying to prevent its widespread approval â€” or at least persuade parents not to have their daughters vaccinated â€” because HPV is a sexually transmitted disease and they therefore believe that a vaccine will be seen as an endorsement of premarital sex.. Read moreâ€¦
Story is hereÂ from the LA Times.
They have to see people from both sides, because they are both taking part in the administration of the country,” Adeeb said. “Whoever is a decision-maker in America, we have to have relations with.”
Many pointed out advantages to the Democrats’ increased sway over Iraq policy. Government officials said they had generally found the Democratic position on handing over security to Iraqi forces sooner rather than later closer to theirs. Almost all agree on Democratic Party initiatives, squashed when Republicans controlled Congress, to prevent the building of permanent U.S. bases here. They note news reports of Democrats acknowledging the suffering of the Iraqi population.
“I see that the Democratic ideas are more related to reality,” said Ammar Tuma, a lawmaker who serves in Maliki’s ruling Shiite coalition. “They talk about the real problems that the Iraqis are facing every day.”
To date, government officials said, they’ve also found Democratic visitors such as Pelosi, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois less parochial, more culturally sensitive and more willing to listen to Iraqi concerns than Republicans.
“Before, Bush used to order Iraqi officials to do this and that,” said one member of Maliki’s Islamic Dawa Party, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The Republicans were dictating the political process in Iraq. With the Democrats in control of Congress, the Republicans are now less influential than before. It helps us in a sense to breathe a bit more and to have more freedom.”
Many of the Shiites around Maliki still harbor bitterness about the Bush administration’s push to remove then-interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari from his post last year. They considered the pressure inappropriate interference in Iraq’s domestic affairs. They were also angered by recent remarks by Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice questioning whether Maliki was up to the job of leading Iraq.
The Republican Party’s election drubbing not only elevated Democrats, but also emboldened Maliki, who has begun criticizing the American president almost as much as Bush’s deputies criticized him.
“I understand and realize that inside the American administration there is some kind of a crisis situation, especially after the results of the last election,” he told reporters this month.
“It’s more balanced now,” said the Dawa Party member who asked not to be named. “What we’re seeing is Mr. Maliki criticizing Bush. You didn’t have that before.”
After weeks of icy relations and criticism, including a televised interview in which Bush faulted Maliki for the way the execution of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein was handled, the two men spoke Saturday by phone. It was the first time they had talked since Bush outlined his new Iraq policy. It was also the day Pelosi and a delegation of lawmakers wrapped up meetings with Iraqi officials.
“Now it’s different because [the Democrats] have some decision-making power,” said Farooq Abdullah, a Maliki advisor. “Before, we were meeting mostly with the Republicans because they were the ones in power. Now we’re meeting with both of them.”
Here is a video showing the huge change in view of the American Taliban by John McCain.Â Video is here
What will you do to end the war? See what this guy does.
Watch early in the clip of what people believe that Bush believes.Â People do not believe that Bush operates using facts.Â Video is here
The favor they did was to the Republican Congress that got booted out.Â The Democratic Congress is now looking at the RIPOFF called the Prescription Drug Plan.Â Story is here
But where did they get it from???Â Three guesses anjd the first two don’t count.Â More details here
On 3/21/86, the US Department of Commerce issued a license to the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) to export aspergillus fungal cultures, used in the production of aflatoxin, to Iraq. ATCC officials said the cultures were not delivered.Â
According to a 1991 US military intelligence memo, Japanese scientists had been assisting scientists from Basra University since 1984 in researching mycotoxins produced by soil fungi, including aflatoxin. The Japanese-Iraqi team used three species of aspergillus mold to produce aflatoxin.Â
In 1985, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sent a shipment of West Nile Fever virus to an Iraqi researcher.Â
Between 1985-89, US firms exported Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), Clostridium botulinum, Histoplasma capsulatam, Brucella melitensis, Clostridium perfringens (gas gangrene), Clostridium tetani (tentanus), Escherichia coli, and “dozens of other pathogenic biological agents,” to Iraq.Â
Between 1985-89, the US firm ATCC sent Iraq up to 70 shipments including 21 strains of anthrax, 15 Class III pathogens, E. coli, Salmonella cholerasuis, Clostridium botulinum, Brucella meliteusis, and Clostidium perfringens. [This may include shipments already listed to the Agriculture and Water Resource Department, Atomic Energy Commission, and College of Medicine].Â
Between 1984-89, the CDC sent Iraq more than 80 agents, including botulinum toxoid, Yersinia pestis, dengue virus, and West Nile antigen and antibody. [This may include shipments already listed to Basra University, and Salman Pak.]Â
In 1988, Iraq unsuccessfully attempted to obtain biological agents from the UK military research center at Porton Down.Â
In 2/87, Germanyâ€™s Sigma Chemie supplied seven ounces of trichothecene mycotoxin, including T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin, to the German firm Plato Kuehn, which indicated that the material would be exported to Iraq.Â
In 1987, Josef Kuhn of Germany delivered 100 milligrams of trichothecene mycotoxin T-2 to Iraq.Â
According to US Senator John McCain, Iraq obtained tularemia virus from the United States. The US Department of State said it had found no evidence to support Senator McCainâ€™s allegation.Â
Iraq obtained “deadly pathogens” from the Pasteur Institute in Paris.Â
The Bush Administration has given us:
* Voter Intimidation and suppression and worse costing us two presidential elections.
* The Downing Street Minutes, manipulation of intelligence, and going to war under false pretenses.
* Outing a CIA agent as an act of political revenge.
* Warrantless wiretapping, outside of the law and the Constitution, and creating an unauthorized data base of millions of innocent Americans.
* Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, waterboarding, and other forms of illegal torture.
* Racial Profiling, Rendition, and Secret Prisons.
* An imperial president who takes it upon himself to issue signing statements which change the law to take away our rights.
* Intimidating the press, and firing government whistleblowers.
* Operating a government in secret, above the law and outside of court or congressional scrutiny.
* More than 3,000 Americans dead, scores of thousands of Iraqi’s dead, hundreds of thousands wounded, and a cost of more than one trillion dollars.
* And now a massive escalation, disguised as a “surge,” with no end in sight.
Today, and every day, we need to let this President know and let the Congress know that we have had enough.
Here is an easy to navigate page showing your elected officials.
Joe Lieberman just did it during this Congressional meeting.Â If Lieberman was appointed by the President as being able to deem people as enemy combatants he could send a lot of people to prison right now and those people would have no recourse other than to sit in jail until he said they could go….which could be never.Â Story is here
MEMO-Â FROM:Â John Moody VP Fox News
TO: All department heads
RE: Programming shift
As we see the decline of the popularity of the Republican Party which directly affects our viewership, we will be going to an “All Cheerleader All The Time” format.Â I see independently a number of producers HAVE already gone to a Mostly Cheerleader format for the RIGHT reasons but I believe this needs to be brought to the next level and we should, as one organized unit, go forward with this formatic shift.
We will monitor YouTube, LiveVideo, RedneckTube, WhiteTrashTube, Ebaumsworld, VixenVideo, RedStateLovin, GoogleVideo, YahooVideo, MarryMySister and other video sites in order to cull video for our segments.Â This will not only reduce production costs but provide us the programming we need to fill the time that would normally be filled with Iraq and the Libby Trial.Â Americans are tired of Iraq and the Libby trial provides a simple diversion for those that are less than positive towards our Administration which of course will result in nothing substantive.Â If ANY news from the Libby trial comes down we will IMMEDIATELY go to a correspondent ANYWHERE carrying the latest in the Cheerleader scandal du jour.Â
Â MASTER CONTROL- Please produce about 2 hours of B Roll of teenage girls fighting in warm weather climates for when we go to these live reports.Â
ENG TRUCKS- Always be on the lookout for Cheerleaders.Â If you wish to have lunch near High Schools we will reimburse lunch and time costs as long as you bring home the B Roll.Â Warm weather climate ENG trucks are HIGHLY encouraged to take advantage of the warmer temperatures we have seen lately which are due to the recent curse from God.
Â The All Cheerleader format will bring men back to the channel.Â Let’s also couple this shift with more highlights from “24” which has been very popular with those who see things as we do.
Â Coupled with the All Cheerleader Format we may wish to highlight this in advertising meetings with Viagra and other male enhancement products showing the synergy of our programming and demand for their life engorging products.
Â I think you will agree that the growth provided with this shift will prove wise as we see our revenue grow as our viewership will grow in their seats.
Â John Moody
VP FOX News Division
Â PS- As I was watching the Glorious Exalted Thrilling and highly Erect President of the United States give his State of the Union Speech I noticed the cell phone voting tally only showing an 85% approval rate which stood the whole night.Â Next time we need to vary and increase that support on TV.Â As opposed to varying support from 84% to 85% let’s vary it between 99.3% and 99.7% support for what President George W. Bush is saying.Â At the end of the night we will have him finish with 99.8%.Â Don’t make it too obvious.Â We will also look for a Democrat who wishes to self-immolate himself as a result of choosing to be with the Liberal party and seeing the mortal error in his ways.Â Please have B Roll for this which will consist of Muslims saying they will see 72 virgins in Heaven after dying for Allah, but when they arrive the virgins are all clones of Bea Arthur.Â We will run the immolation video live and pull it after several seconds saying after the majority of the news values has diminished, that we are a TV Network of values and choose not to run such horrifying video.Â
Just to prove it could be done is the reason this guy was taken off the streets and destroyed.
Shame on them for not sending their own kids but happily sending others and personally profiting!Â
OK there are too many…just go here and do a search for Bush to pull up their family laundry which is quite extensive.
I got yer fallguy right here.Â Video is here
Here is George Carlin talking about God.Â Video is here
In Bushâ€™s State of the Union speech on Jan. 23, there could be heard a requiem for the Republic.
â€œThe evil that inspired and rejoiced in 9/11 is still at work in the world. And so long as thatâ€™s the case, America is still a nation at war,â€ Bush told Congress.
But that â€œevilâ€ will always be â€œat work in the world,â€ so America will always be â€œa nation at warâ€ and thus, under Bushâ€™s theories of unlimited Commander-in-Chief powers, the American Republic will be banished permanently.Â Story is here
Across the nation anti war demonstrations have been seen.Â Here is Tim Robbins in Washington DC.
CNN VIDEO:Â Scientific findings and study or is it a CURSE FROM GOD???
So Global Warming has every sane person see that the big tote board on the wall has the world warming up.Â Scientists and Al Gore agree that humans have something to do with the problem.Â This other guy in Washington state believes Global Warming is a CURSE FROM GOD.Â
I think I will stick with the scientists and their thoughts on the matter.Â Curse from God…how can the reporters keep a straight face!
So the schools had to say no to free Inconvenient Truth DVDs because this guy thinks we are CURSED BY GOD.Â
How do we let these people gain actual status in our national debate on anything?Â They should be laughed out of the room and off of TV.Â They want to educate the next generation and think that the Bible is a scientific textbook while China/India and other nations pass us up by studying HARD science and they laugh at us with our fight with the Evangelical irrationals.Â I think it is us “normals” as opposed to “the nuts” as Karl Rove called them that are to blame.Â They sure have a right to say what they wish but it is our job to debunk them at every turn.Â Otherwise we wind up with a Theocratic based government that has an educational system that teaches our kids things that have nothing to do with reality.Â Which is where we are heading towards fast.Â Where does the First Amendment stand when it comes to people who say things to the detriment of others or spread lies and say they are truths?
One way to deal with these people is to deal with them like this in the media.
Richard Dawkins is incredible when it comes to these matters and knows his topic well when he owns these people.
Because the things they are trying to sell are just insane and hurt our future.
Hurt our future video 1.
Hurt our future video 2 shows the pro-life pro-war people and their spawn.
Fortunately this Jesus Camp has been disinfected by being exposed to light and is no longer open for business.Â So that is one victory.
Cindy wins the discussion here hands down. This goes to prove that the people that smear her are winning because they cast her in such a bad light and she does not have the microphone daily. Sean lost this discussion peiod because Cindy is right period..
After giving hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations the Republicans in the Senate cannot give a $2.15 cost of living adjustment to those making minimum wage.Â The minimum wage has less buying power than it had in the 70s.Â When will the greed end? Video is here
A worldwise survey looking at the USA says the rest of the world loves us a LOT less lately.Â Story is here
See the bravest man in the world tell the truth here
And of course New Orleans is still in horrible shape with less than half of the population moved back to New Orleans.Â Bush didnâ€™t even mention New Orleans in the State of the Union address the other night.
Kanye West was correct when he started going off script during the fundraiser and George Bush proved Kanye was correct.
Obviously President Bush did not do much homework in choosing the thoroughly strange “Baby Einstein” creator during the State of the Union address.Â Check this article from Slate and see what child rearing experts say NOT to do to children under 2.Â
Vice President Cheney’s daughter is going to have a baby with her partner.Â The Republican stance has been vocally if not violently anti gay ANYTHING.Â This poses a real quandary for Vice President Cheney in that one of the main reasons he and his President partner were elected was their stance AGAINST gays.Â Actually many people voted for Bush/Cheney because they were anti gay anything.Â However Cheney’s daughter is gay.Â So what does he do?
He was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN.Â Because the gay topic is a political topic that Cheney benefited from directly Wolf asked about his gay daughter and partner’s baby and the response to such a relationship gathers from “Christian” leaders.Â
See the sickening video here
So which is it, either Cheney is the worst father on earth or he is a political whore.Â This is your Vice President in action showing his love for his daughter by dodging the topic.Â Their family must be complete lunatics.
Here is one view from a â€œChristianâ€ singer.Â Note the handholding and the words that show the never ending self loathing by someone afflicted with something the he himself hates and approves the hating of by a â€œsuper beingâ€
Music video is here.
But FOX News goes down in flames as a result.Â Story is here
is all planned out…kind of.Â Video is here
So many talking heads have stated that Barak Obama has a thin record because of his limited time in the US Senate, despite his being in the Illinois State Legislature for several years.Â This article from the AP sure seems to want to bring an agenda to Obama’s background.Â The article is interesting despite its obvious leaning to knock Barak at the beginning of the piece.Â check this out
Pearle said that when he met George W. Bush, Bush obviously knew very little and asked questions that proved he knew very little.Â Gee…thanks for voting for him Americans!!!!Â Story is here
This is just a horrible story that is debunked on CNN who ACTUALLY did some journalism as opposed to FOX News or other Rupert Murdoch news outlets.Â Story is here
Fortunately we have our first chance to fix the sorry–more like non-existent–healthcare system since 1993, when the Clintons botched things up with a convoluted scheme designed to protect insurance industry profits. Democrats won control of Congress with two promises: getting us out of Iraq and fixing healthcare. A USA Today/ABC News poll conducted two weeks before the midterm elections found 80 percent dissatisfied (60 percent highly dissatisfied) with the staggering cost of healthcare.
The unbridled greed of corporatized healthcare is breathtaking. United HealthGroup, currently listed as #37 on the Fortune 500, earned $3.3 billion in net profits in 2006–up 28 percent from the year before. Wellpoint made a whopping $2.5 billion, a 157 percent increase. When is the last time you got a 28 percent raise? 157 percent? It’s blood money, pure and simple. How much profit is generated by the death of an uninsured or undertreated American?
The Iraq War is simply a moving of cash from the US Treasury to certain groups.Â I wonder how much of the current economic upturn is due to hundreds of billions of dollars artificially put into the economy as a result of the war.Â Here is an interesting article on the movement of cash.
This will be my next letter to my elected representatives in Washington.Â I am sending this letter to 10 elected Representatives in Washington DC.Â I will send it to my House Representative and a few other influential House leaders and I will send this to my 2 US Senators plus several other influential Senators.Â I hope you join me in writing our elected officials to prompt them to teach these lawbreakers a lesson, thereby teaching future Presidents and elected officials a lesson of how not to act.
President George W. Bush has damaged the nation and the world in many ways.Â His lack of truth when conveying reasons for the Iraq War and other policy issues represent one of the worst affronts to the concept of American Democracy there has ever been.Â If we do not impeach George W Bush and his cabinet the next President could remove many more rights and cause more harm than even this one has.Â The world is paying for the lies that have been told to us by George W Bush and it is time to show the world and future leaders that we do NOT have a King, but rather an elected leader that follows the wishes of The People.Â This one has not and he has acted contrary to our best interests in many ways.Â Below is a short list of reasons George W. Bush should be impeached NOW.
I support the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the following reasons:
1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal “War of Aggression” against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, and misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization.
2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.
3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.
4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.
5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.
6. Violating the Constitution by using “signing statements” to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.
7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.
8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.
9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a “Unitary Executive Theory” giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.
I hope you join me in my project to send out a ton of letters to our elected officials pushing for the impeachment of George W Bush.Â Video is here
This is a follow-up to the KSFO/Spocko controversy that we all lived in the past couple of weeks.Â Here is an mp3 file that features Jay Marvin and Jamison Fosier from MediaMatters.Â Also part of the file at about half way into the file is John Ebb who is the Godfather to Melanie Morgan’s child.Â He has known her for quite a while and he reports that her stance on the radio show is all a fraud.Â Plus, the KSFO clip has them discuss the plastic surgery that Nancy Pelosi has had but they failed to mention the plastic surgery that Melanie Morgan has had, which is reported by as substantive.Â
This is probably the most ugly thing said or done against the Constitution by someone that is supposed to support it.Â Habeas Corpus is the forcing of the government to have an impartialÂ judge hear your charges as opposed to giving government the right of locking away people in a gulag.Â This has been a part of common law since 1215 and this past year the Bush Administration killed it.Â This is a horrible disgrace.Â Video is here