May 19 2009
I was banned at Dailykos a couple of days ago, for writing two-in-a-row recommended diarires, one which pointed out how much of the 9/11 Commission Report’s “information” was obtained through torture and which is therefore completely unreliable, and the other about an upcoming book written by a Commission Report insider in which he claims that the entire Report is “almost entirely untrue”.
Feb 08 2008
Unfortunately, more than nine million Americans do.
This from Think Progress:
CDC blocked release of ‘alarming’ environmental report.
The Center for Public Integrity reports today that “for more than seven months, the nation’s top public health agency has blocked the publication of an exhaustive federal study of environmental hazards in the eight Great Lakes states” because of “alarming information” about “elevated infant mortality and cancer rates” potentially threatening “more than nine million” Americans. In July, just days before the report was to be released, the Center for Disease Control “withdrew it, saying that it needed further review.”
Feb 01 2008
Jan 27 2008
the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) is not just a “part” of America, it now IS America.
And it is America’s most successful export. We have not spread Democracy, we have spread the infestation of the Military Industrial Complex to the rest of the world.
In fact, in America’s Orwellian parlance, “Democracy” = “Military Industrial Trade”.
I read OPOL’s diary “Dispatches From the Land of Lying Bastards” when it first appeared over at Dailykos. And OMG it was like “The Masque of Red Death” (if you’ve read that story). A major buzzkill. Like “oh man, we’re having a big-ass election orgy over here, don’t bother us with the TRUTH, please! You’re harshing our mellow!”
And reading the comments to his diary over here, where I expected (and saw) more of a welcome for his brilliant work, I couldn’t help but feel there was a certain naivety about the MIC, something of a sense of hope that in no way is deserved by the facts on the ground.
The fact of the matter is that the Military Industrial Complex is a beast which is utterly out of anyone’s control.
Jan 12 2008
Any time anybody gives me a marching order, without any reasons why, my first instinct is to ask “why?”
When that person responds “Because I said so,” it tends to rub me the wrong way to say the least.
That approach doesn’t even work with my five year old, and it sure as heck doesn’t work with anybody but authority-lovers like Fundie Christians.
Yet that’s what we’re supposed to swallow from the likes of Kos and his little bully “enforcer” DHinMI over at Dailykos.
“Oppose a recount in New Hampshire BECAUSEE WE SAID SO” is what they’re saying over there. Do they really think that’s gonna work?
And the reason it’s really suspect: Why would you oppose something that would ultimately PROVE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT?
Jan 08 2008
Well if you were wondering exactly who decides that every move Britney Spears makes is newsworthy, look no farther than the GOP-worshipping Associated Press.
An AP internal memo reads as follows:
From: Baker, Frank S.
Sent: Tue 1/8/2008 11:58 AM
To: News – Southern California Editorial Staff
Now and for the foreseeable future, virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal. That doesn’t mean every rumor makes it on the wire. But it does mean that we want to pay attention to what others are reporting and seek to confirm those stories that WE feel warrant the wire. And when we determine that we’ll write something, we must expedite it.
Jan 02 2008
No, this isn’t a conspiracy theory diatribe. This is from an editorial in the NY Times by the two lead investigators of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton.
I’m sure this won’t get much press because it’s SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING to sit around and speculate about who’s going to win the Iowa Caucuses tomorrow.
But here’s the deal: Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton have written an op-ed in the New York Times accusing the CIA of nothing less than obstruction of justice in their 9/11 investigation.
Why? Because the CIA lied to them, and they know the CIA lied to them. Maybe I should let them explain it:
Dec 31 2007
I just have to share this:
Here’s a little sample:
10. Alberto Gonzales
Crimes: The most truckling, amoral flunky to ever serve as Attorney General. A jurisprudent organelle, he manifests no concept of the law independent of its expediency to the president. Would smilingly accuse himself of providing material support to al Qaeda at President Bush’s request, hurriedly plead guilty, sign his own death warrant and flip the switch himself. His testimony before congressional committees is to public service what cholera is to the small intestine. As first Hispanic Attorney General, Gonzo typifies the self-betrayal and ethical compromise necessary for minorities to become successful Republicans. Been felching sweet approval from Bush’s lily-white ass since Texas. A conscienceless, memo-drafting, loophole-crafting liar for hire, pushing for all the worst administration policies, including nixing habeas corpus, denying and then defending rendition, torture, political firings, and a ton of other evil stuff. He even visited a seriously ill and disoriented John Ashcroft at the hospital, attempting to coax him into reauthorizing a clearly illegal wiretapping program. The only Attorney General who ever could have made John Ashcroft a sympathetic character by contrast.
Exhibit A: “The fact that the Constitution — again, there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away.”
Sentence: Death by dull guillotine, head bent by Beckham.
Nobody gets off the hook here. If you’re a Hillary Clinton supporter, you might want to skip this one: