Archive for September, 2008

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The Scratch. 29 september

September 29, 2008

Is it possible that in this historic election that the first debate featuring McBama was actually overshadowed by other news? As lawmakers prepare to vote on the $700 billion dollar bailout (and McCain maneuvers to take the credit), the House approves a trillion dollars in spending- not for the bailout, but to expand the empire.

A few people actually put their money where their mouth is, so to speak, when it comes to speaking out against the war, but most people just can’t spare a bowel movement. Others, exhausted by the marathon election cycle (I mean- I stopped working for Kucinich when his campaign shut down- 9 months ago!) have finally reached the breaking point and will go to any length not to discuss politics.

Al-Queda is not going anywhere, GWB is singing his swan song, and the GOP may have to fire this bitch soon, if stuff like this keeps popping up.

I’d say the next month is going to be pretty wild. Hold onto your hat as The Hermit breaks it all down for you.
FREE ISRAEL. FUCK PALESTINE! 

If you have got what it take to wear this in public– I want pictures. 

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With All Eyes on the Bailout, House Passes Trillion-Dollar Defense Bill

September 29, 2008

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet

On Wednesday, the House passed a mammoth defense bill by a 392-39 vote. It’s expected to clear the Senate with little difficulty next week.

It was part of a trillion-dollar stop-gap measure to keep programs running through next March, allowing lawmakers to skip town without passing a final budget. The Associated Press reports, “The legislation came together in a remarkably secret process that concentrated decision-making power in the hands of a few lawmakers.”

In keeping with the tradition of recent years, Bush held a gun to his own head and threatened to pull the trigger if his demands weren’t met. According to the AP, “To earn President Bush’s signature rather than a veto, House and Senate negotiators dropped several provisions he opposed. They include a ban on private interrogators in U.S. military detention facilities and what would have amounted to congressional veto power over a security pact with Iraq.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Red State Update- 50 eggs

September 29, 2008
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Society of Apathetics

September 29, 2008

Sometimes the truth is funny. Even if this strategy will not inspire voters, I can sympathize & laugh along with you Ralph. -DT

From Nader on YouTube: 2008 Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader answers the Apathy Hotline and discusses ways that apathetic non-voters can learn passive activism in this four-part interactive video.

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McCain claims bailout credit

September 29, 2008

by Mike Allen- POLITICO

Previewing a McCain campaign message for the days ahead, top strategist Steve Schmidt claimed Sunday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is partly responsible for the tentative agreement on a mortgage bailout that congressional leaders announced shortly after midnight.

Schmidt was appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Axelrod, the Obama campaign’s chief strategist, who ridiculed the McCain claim as “a little bit of fiction.”

Obama, asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if McCain deserved credit for bringing lawmakers together, replied “No,” according to AP.

McCain himself was modest, saying on ABC’s “This Week” that congressional negotiators deserve “great credit” for the bipartisan deal. “”It wasn’t because of me,” McCain said. “They did it themselves.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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George W Bush “MY WAY”

September 29, 2008

From Rx2008 – another great crashup

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Palin Claimed Dinosaurs And People Coexisted

September 29, 2008

From the Los Angeles Times  Palin treads carefully between fundamentalist beliefs and public policy

Her faith views are strong and sometimes controversial. Her aides say she seeks to share but not impose her faith; her critics say she has ‘a fine-tuned sense of how far to push.’

By Stephen Braun/ Los Angeles Times Staff Writer/ September 28, 2008

ANCHORAGE — Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago — about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct — the teacher said. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Al-Qaeda not weakening – BBC poll

September 28, 2008
Story from BBC NEWS: US-led efforts to tackle the al-Qaeda group are not regarded as successful, an opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service suggests.

Some 29% of people said the “war on terror” launched by President George W Bush in 2001 had had no effect on the Islamist militant network. Read the rest of this entry ?

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US war resister is granted stay of deportation

September 28, 2008
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1st debate- Obama McCain: Entire video

September 27, 2008

Entire video of last nights presidential debate between Obama and McCain.

While watching this so called debate, consider this 30 second video:

More on the Obama McCain Challenge 

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Full Transcript of 1st presidential debate- McCain v Obama

September 27, 2008

Why? Because watching it was so exciting, you need relive it all over again. I’ll post my reaction to the debate on Monday morning, check back then. Enjoy the weekend. – DT

WASHINGTON (CNN ) — Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama debated on the campus of the University of Mississippi Friday night. The moderator for the debate was Jim Lehrer of the NewsHour on PBS. What follows is the full transcript of the debate:

LEHRER: Gentlemen, at this very moment tonight, where do you stand on the financial recovery plan?

First response to you, Senator Obama. You have two minutes.

OBAMA: Well, thank you very much, Jim, and thanks to the commission and the University of Mississippi, “Ole Miss,” for hosting us tonight. I can’t think of a more important time for us to talk about the future of the country.

You know, we are at a defining moment in our history. Our nation is involved in two wars, and we are going through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Read the rest of this entry ?

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How McCain just won the Election

September 26, 2008

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Sarah Palin Interview with CBS News’ Katie Couric

September 26, 2008

Two women at the top of their profession. Here is what passes for journalism coupled with what passes for a candidate. This circus would be entertaining if the fate of the fucking world did not sit in the balance. Ah, who am I kidding? It is still entertaining. – DT
PART 1

PART 2

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European Friends Write: “Are You Americans Crazy?”

September 26, 2008

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related video: FRINGE PEOPLE (davis fleetwood)  – article below

By Bernard Weiner | The Crisis Papers

Dear Wolfgang and Jacqueline:

Yes, I know that you and other European friends are, as you put it, “totally
confused” by what’s happening here in the U.S. right now. Welcome to the club.
I wish I could answer all your questions about America’s current
political/economic crisis with definitive certainty. But the situation is moving real
fast, with one disaster after another, and with politicians flip-flopping all over
the place.

As a result, it’s difficult to know precisely what’s going on, but I’ll do
the best I can. Here are my responses to your italicized questions about McCain,
Obama, the financial crisis and bailout, and electoral corruption: Read the rest of this entry ?

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I DISSENT

September 26, 2008

By Kenneth D. Peterson, Jr. | Columbia Ventures Corporation

I will not go softly! There is a terrible, horrible crisis looming we are now told. But the Government will save us if only we will allow the most extravagant intervention into private affairs that this country has ever contemplated. The politicians and the media blare breathless sound bites about fear of collapse, fear of the future, fear of real estate, fear of failure. Have we forgotten that FDR said the only thing we need to fear is fear itself? Have we forgotten that six years ago when there was a similar full court press by the political and media elite to exploit our fears the reality in Iraq did not live up to the hype?

The political classes of both parties said that in the face of this unimaginable crisis they would take the weekend – imagine that, a whole weekend! – to create a Solution. The Solution must now be implemented immediately before we can even fully understand what it is. This is a classic “rush to judgment” so that we may not notice that the Solution aims to destroy the fundamental ideals of individual freedom, accountability and responsibility that our nation’s Constitution was meant to defend. Read the rest of this entry ?

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s.o.t.d.- Brian Trainor- Should’ve been a Kennedy

September 26, 2008

My kid brother, okay, I’ll grant you that. But this is still one of my favorite songs of all time

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Letterman: Roasts, Trashes, Attacks, and Mocks McCain For Canceling Late Show Appearance And Appearing With Couric Instead

September 26, 2008

Ohhhhhhhhh. You so punk rock Dave:

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If Jesus Ran for President…

September 26, 2008

Edward Current on YouTube is killing it!

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The OBAMA GIRL AND RALPH NADER SHOW

September 25, 2008
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What is Political Action Entertainment?

September 24, 2008

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