Archive for May, 2007

TV News Lies

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

News articles that are related to 9/11…the War…the Economy…Congress…Human Rights and a few more good topics.  They also have some sort of radio show and videos too.  Pretty interesting!!
 

http://www.tvnewslies.org/news

“War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

 

The media’s compliance in the bending of the facts that led us into war is the focus of the new movie, “War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death”, by Norman Solomon and the Media Education Foundation. 
  DemocracyNow featured a good part of the new movie on their 5/29/07 broadcast.  The media’s role in this war that was started by war crimes should see the media themselves be held accountable in that they let the world down with a lack of basic journalistic practices.  Perhaps the internet’s growth of being a news outlet is a result of that and that will be the accountability factor seen by the media.  DemocracyNow offers a good portion of the movie featured in a number of different video, audio and text versions.  
 The movie’s homepage is here http://www.warmadeeasythemovie.org/ The homepage of DemocracyNow is http://www.democracynow.org/index.shtml

In order to see DemocracyNow please check out their

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Their TV program audio is carried over

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Gore speaks about Bush in 2006

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Gore speaks on Bush in 2006.  Video is here

Mike Stark is stirring the pot and he stirs quite well!

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Mike Stark’s blog is the place to be if you want to see these lunatics deal with a real question about real topics.  He has audio of his calling into radio shows thast is pretty good at times. 

Kitty Kelly asks why the Bush kids are not in Iraq. Why have so few asked this glaring discrepancy in the giving of the Bush family and the giving of many families?

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Kitty Kelly asks the question that I have had for a couple of years now.  Why is the Bush family sacrificing so few family members for the war effort?  Story is here

Actually one nephew has enlisted however he sure has missed a lot of the giving that Bush said Americans should do over the past few years!  Story is here

Shoot a man in the face…in the name of Dick Cheney

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

How would you like to shoot a man in the face…of course in the name of Vice President Dick Cheney.  Story is here.

Dr. Laura’s son shows the result of living with Dr. Laura

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Oh what a horrible torture for a child to endure!!!!  Deryk Schlessinger grew up at 666 Guantanamo Drive, Hatetown USA with Dr. Laura as his momma.  Apparently living under such horrendous conditions he did not necessarily pay attention to Dr. Laura as she would preach and puke out her demands for what she considered a righteous life in her tunnelvisioned world.  Sometimes when parents go in a hardline direction as Dr. Laura does the result is a child that becomes just as hardline in the opposite direction.  Poor Deryk Schlessinger basically has his mom to fall back on for anything bad that happens to him in the coming decades of his young life…and those claims would be rock solid in substance and truth.  Deryk is a bit of a target.  It is not confirmed that this was truly HIS page and there is a possibility that someone out there built a page to look like it was owned by Deryk Schlessinger.   Let’s take a look at how Deryk Schlessinger views the world with a peek at his MySpace page….if it turns out to be his page.

Story is here

Why do people have issues with FAUX NEWS?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

There is a real reason why people have issued with Fox News.  The reason being that they are more FOX TV Network than a News source.  They really focus less on true news and it sure is a coincidence that true news these days often times reflects poorly on President Bush.  So if the FOX News channel is not reporting the news then why don’t they just call them self FOX Entertainment Channel?  Story is here

Why hasn’t Bush been impeached?? We are a co-dependant wife that loves the abuse

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

A prety good view of why Bush has not been impeached.  Story is here

The Simpsons and the media

Monday, May 21st, 2007

The Simpsons and the media.  Video is here
 

Too funny!!!!!!

Jerry Falwell quotes

Sunday, May 20th, 2007
10. “The idea that religion and politics don’t mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.” 

9. “The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews.”

8. “I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won’t have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!”

7. “AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would be like an Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharaoh’s charioteers … AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.”

6. “Nothing will motivate conservative evangelical Christians to vote Republican in the 2008 presidential election more than a Democratic nominee named Hillary Rodham Clinton – not even a run by the devil himself … I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate. She has $300 million so far. But I hope she’s the candidate. Because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn’t.” –at a “Values Voter Summit”

5. “Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.”

4. “Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan in America.”

3. “He is purple — the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle — the gay pride symbol.” –from a “Parents Alert” issued in Jerry Falwell’s National Liberty Journal, warning that “Tinky Winky,” a character on the popular PBS children’s show, “Teletubbies,” may be gay

2. “You’ve got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops. And I’m for the president to chase them all over the world. If it takes 10 years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord.”

1. “The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way — all of them who have tried to secularize America — I point the finger in their face and say ‘you helped this happen.'” –on the 9/11 attacks

====The scary thing is not what he said but the fact that so many people believed what he said====

Poor Sean Hannity

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Sean Hannity had a bad day after the Republican debate the other night when Ron Paul was supposed to be diminished but he was shown to be the only logical one in the room.  Video is here

Bush spells out what he wants

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

The Bush administration has released a directive called the National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive. The directive released on May 9th, 2007 has gone almost unnoticed by the mainstream and alternative media. This is understandable considering the huge Ron Paul and immigration news but this story is equally as huge. In this directive, Bush declares that in the event of a “Catastrophic Emergency” the President will be entrusted with leading the activities to ensure constitutional government. The language in this directive would in effect make the President a dictator in the case of such an emergency.

Al Gore’s new book — The Assault on Reason

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Not long before our nation launched the invasion of Iraq, our longest-serving Senator, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, stood on the Senate floor and said: “This chamber is, for the most part, silent—ominously, dreadfully silent. There is no debate, no discussion, no attempt to lay out for the nation the pros and cons of this particular war. There is nothing. We stand passively mute in the United States Senate.”

Why was the Senate silent?

In describing the empty chamber the way he did, Byrd invited a specific version of the same general question millions of us have been asking: “Why do reason, logic and truth seem to play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important decisions?” The persistent and sustained reliance on falsehoods as the basis of policy, even in the face of massive and well-understood evidence to the contrary, seems to many Americans to have reached levels that were previously unimaginable.

A large and growing number of Americans are asking out loud: “What has happened to our country?” People are trying to figure out what has gone wrong in our democracy, and how we can fix it.

To take another example, for the first time in American history, the Executive Branch of our government has not only condoned but actively promoted the treatment of captives in wartime that clearly involves torture, thus overturning a prohibition established by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

It is too easy—and too partisan—to simply place the blame on the policies of President George W. Bush. We are all responsible for the decisions our country makes. We have a Congress. We have an independent judiciary. We have checks and balances. We are a nation of laws. We have free speech. We have a free press. Have they all failed us? Why has America’s public discourse become less focused and clear, less reasoned? Faith in the power of reason—the belief that free citizens can govern themselves wisely and fairly by resorting to logical debate on the basis of the best evidence available, instead of raw power—remains the central premise of American democracy. This premise is now under assault.

American democracy is now in danger—not from any one set of ideas, but from unprecedented changes in the environment within which ideas either live and spread, or wither and die. I do not mean the physical environment; I mean what is called the public sphere, or the marketplace of ideas.

It is simply no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse. I know I am not alone in feeling that something has gone fundamentally wrong. In 2001, I had hoped it was an aberration when polls showed that three-quarters of Americans believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for attacking us on Sept. 11. More than five years later, however, nearly half of the American public still believes Saddam was connected to the attack.

Story is here

What is happening to the Republicans?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

What is happening to the Republicans?
 

So we have Ron Paul and his outspoken ways that highlight an almost anti-Republican stance considering where the righties are today.  We have Bloomberg supposedly counting $1 billion in getting ready for a possible third party campaign.  Fred Thompson hangs out there possibly believing that he has a chance as being President.  Rudy has had questionable statements on abortion that could send his supporters into spasms and McCain sure looks like his Maverick days have turned into days of “sucking up” to those whom he previously decried as anti-American.  Could there be others that have yet to rear their ugly heads (Newt)?  With a decent amount of cash and a little bit of luck any of these and more than one of these could stage a third and fourth party candidacy if they don’t win their primary.  Not that it has to be a strong third party candidacy but rather a million or two votes could spell disaster for Republicans as their vote would be split.  Could this be a split of the right wing that would allow the Democratic candidate win with a healthier than a “skin of the teeth” margin?  The polls say the Evangelicals sure don’t have their father figure to vote for yet which puts them in the position of being split from the true Republicans who call the Theocrats “nuts” (see Karl Rove’s comments about the Evangelicals).  Every time I see the Republican candidates speak I see the true split that exists in true Conservatives and Evangelicals and how the two groups are actually diametrically opposed in many ways. 
 

Another question is how ugly with the Democrats get with one another.  The Republicans took a pretty good step towards getting ugly with one another in the debate tonight.  The ugliness factor could hang over the candidates who win the primaries through the general election.  The Democratic debates so far have had the candidates be pretty gentle with one another.  Tonight’s Republican debate had quite a few good swipes between candidates.  What would the difference be if the candidates really got down and dirty and muddy or if they continued to take the high road and debated policy what they would do as opposed to attack one another?  What will the next Democratic debate look like…the last Democratic debate or the Republican debate tonight?
 

See Ron Paul stick it to Hannity post debate video here.
Bloomberg’s personal campaign fund could be massive.
Latest polls are posted here.
A few highlights from the Republican debate are here.

The stories you probably didn’t hear much about because that was the plan

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

22 1/2 minutes a day…the networks believe this is the amount of news they should feed you daily for you to understand what is going on in your world.  They then feed us “news” shows which focus on features…some to varying degrees give us more or less a view of our world.  The cable news channels give us a day full of stuff that more or less resembles news occasionally.  So do we get the total view of things that matter to us?  ProjectCensored says no and if you look at the list you may say no as well. 
Check out this list…how many stories did you completely miss despite your being a news junkie like me?

Greg Palast- Why is a BBC reporter doing the work that American network reporters will not do?

Monday, May 14th, 2007

The whole Alberto Gonzales hearing issue tying Karl Rove in with political appointments to law enforcement positions could be blown wide open by an investigation by Greg Palast.  The great Pacifica news program DemocracyNow had Amy Goodman interview Palast and he told of how he received 500 emails that were mis-addressed from the Republican email server to a server that was owned by a Palast friendly group.  Those emails contained open discussion of how voters were going to be wrongfully blacklisted and law enforcement officials were going to bring bogus charges against Democrats and Democratic voters just prior to the election.  This video is a bit long but once you start you will see why Greg Palast should be given high praise for his work that is ignored by the American media…other than DemocracyNow.  This is the video from 5/14/07.  After the Palast interview is an excellent interview with two Afghan women about the lack of Democracy in Afghanistan and the shrinking rights Afghan women are seeing.  An MP3, text transcript, high speed video and low speed video stream of both stories are found here.

Karl Rove is an atheist…playing Evangelicals for suckers

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Karl Rove is an atheist.  Karl Rove is the ARCHITECT of the Bush Administration overseeing every policy move they make.  So if the Bush Administration is in bed with the Evangelicals (he meets with Evangelical ministers EVERY Monday morning) what does this make Karl Rove if he believes the Evangelicals are wrong and what does that make the people that believe what Karl Rove says and planned regarding the “Christian” Administration we currently have?  Story is here

As of today…every way you cut it…Democrats beat Republicans for the White House

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Barring any wild swing in political direction (from the Stay the Course zombies??  I think not) any way you cut it the Democrats beat the Republicans for the White House.  Story is here

When people who want news do not tune in for the news…how odd!

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

How odd!
 

So the Democrats had their debate and MSNBC saw 2.25 million viewers as a result.  FOX News’s ratings that night were quite consistent with their usual numbers leading a person to believe that FOX viewers just don’t care about the Democrats.  CNN had a pretty bad night numbers wise that night.  OK.  So during the Republican debate MSNBC saw 1.75 million viewers but FOX had more viewers during that time span.  The CNN numbers were a little bit low that night.  That throws the idea out that the FOX audience just doesn’t like Democrats because they didn’t seem to care that the Republicans were on TV discussing their stances on the big issues of the day.  So how does the news network with the most viewers not lose viewers during the time in which the biggest preplanned news item is occurring on another channel? 
 

The ratings of FOX make no sense to me.  They lose mass audience during the weekend and pick it up consistently during the week.  FOX is trying hard to keep the eyeballs watching on weekends by using their weekday people from time to time but it really isn’t working.  I wish the numbers for FOX would break out more geographically, sociologically and where people are watching whether at work or home or wherever.  If these people are wanting political news but avoid political news…they watch for their celebrity news/pundit people but don’t watch their news/pundit people…they want the truth but the shows with the biggest audience do not spread the truth…the broadcasters want people to watch but none have live audiences…then the FOX News audience has “something” going on. 
 

It seems the more outlandish and the more untrue the story the more these people watch and come back regularly.  Do I watch FOX News?  Occasionally.  Why do I watch it?  I watch it to see what crazy thing they are saying now.  I either watch FOX News or click over to TheOnion.com which are quite equal in my eyes.  Actually a story on FOX News came DIRECTLY from TheOnion.
 

What is the deal with these people?

Just how stupid is FOX News?

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Just how stupid is FOX News?  Video is here and then the truth is here and more truth is here.  But then again…duh!