Not Valaida Snow!

Originally posted on Crownpropeller's Blog:

If you are looking for photos of trumpeter/singer Valaida Snow on the internet, you will find the above photo on several websites. It is indeed a beautiful photograph – but it does not show Valaida Snow. In fact this is Lorraine Glover, wife of famous hardbop trumpet player Donald Byrd. And it was shot by William Claxton in 1960. There are several books of Claxton’s work in which this photo is featured (usually just credited “Mrs. Donald Byrd”). The websites on which this photo is credited as showing Valaida snow can’t either be reached or ignore my postings about this, so maybe this helps.

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Published in: on June 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Science of Solidarity

What do monkeys & babies intuitively know that we don’t? That empathy can save the world. (duh!)

Watch

Published in: on February 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm  Comments (2)  
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9 Pictures That Expose This Country’s Obscene Division of Wealth

Many people don’t understand our country’s problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don’t see it, but a picture is worth 1,000 words.
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Published in: on February 16, 2011 at 9:30 am  Comments (2)  
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Veterans sue Pentagon over rape cases | Raw Replay

More than a dozen female US veterans are suing the Pentagon in a bid to change the way the military handles rape and sexual assault allegations.

Published in: on February 16, 2011 at 9:26 am  Comments (1)  
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Worth noting re: Qu’ran burning – Imgur

Worth noting re: Qu’ran burning – Imgur.

Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Mittens: Crackhead Orderly at CPAC

A contribution of Greg G.:

Mittens, a crackhead working in an insane asylum, drives to work in his station wagon with his dog and kids in a luggage rack fastened to the roof.  He works as an orderly at the CPAC Institute for the Very, Very Delusional.  He smokes up in the parking lot and heads in for the night shift he had bid for hoping to avoid supervisors and be able to work on his hand sewn special religious night garments while pretending to write in the log book in the staff office.  He thought Rand, Sarah and Beck (back warders with no hope of ever being discharged) were all sleeping as they were to have taken their anti-psychotic meds with Big Nurse on the previous shift, but they all apparently hid the pills under their tongues and spit them out once they left the medication room.  Now at 3a.m. they were in the day room watching a DVD of “Freaks” and getting rambunctious.  They had come to identify with Hans, The Feathered Hen, and a microcephalic and wanted to explore some issues they had been fomenting that had to do with Mittens lack of concern for their way of seeing things.  Mittens tried to get them back to bed, but they overpowered him and soon he was renamed the Dog-Faced Boy and was no longer on staff but just one more freak in their carny show.

Published in: on February 11, 2011 at 8:47 pm  Comments (1)  
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Egypt!

They did it. 18 days. I have no words, just joy and hope.

Published in: on February 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm  Comments (2)  

Letter from Southern Poverty Law Center

April 16, 2010

Dear Friend,

Monday marks the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing — a terrorist attack by a racist, antigovernment fanatic that left 168 men, women and children dead. An MSNBC special hosted by Rachel Maddow about the tragedy features extensive interviews with my colleague Mark Potok. I hope you’ll watch it, because I’m afraid that history may be repeating itself.

McVeigh“The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist”
Monday, April 19
9 p.m. ET on MSNBC

We recently released a report showing an astonishing 244 percent increase in antigovernment extremist groups — the kind of groups that spawned the likes of Timothy McVeigh 15 years ago. Already, we’re seeing eruptions of right-wing violence. Just last month, for example, nine members of the Hutaree Militia — one of the groups we’re tracking — were indicted for plotting to kill hundreds of police officers.

Shortly before the Oklahoma City bombing, we sent a letter to the U.S. attorney general warning that the growing antigovernment militia movement posed an imminent threat to the public. With your help, we’re again alerting the law enforcement community to the danger posed by the rebirth of this same movement.

Richard Cohen photo Sincerely,
Richard  Cohen
J. Richard Cohen
President, Southern Poverty Law Center
Published in: on April 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm  Comments (47)  

Boy, oh, Boy

by Maureen Dowd
I’ve been loath to admit that the shrieking lunacy of the summer []had much to do with race.

Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.

Published in: on September 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm  Comments (2)  

Prolife, my @$$

George Tiller, advocate for reproductive rights for women, shot to death serving as usher at church

There are no words for how angry I am.

Published in: on May 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm  Comments (1)  
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Wall Street’s Best Investment II: 12 Deregulatory Steps to Financial Meltdown

What can $5 billion buy in Washington?

Quite a lot.

Over the 1998-2008 period, the financial sector spent more than $5 billion on U.S. federal campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures.

This extraordinary investment paid off fabulously. Congress and executive agencies rolled back long-standing regulatory restraints, refused to impose new regulations on rapidly evolving and mushrooming areas of finance, and shunned calls to enforce rules still in place.

“Sold Out: How Wall Street and Washington Betrayed America,” a report released by Essential Information and the Consumer Education Foundation (and which I co-authored), details a dozen crucial deregulatory moves over the last decade — each a direct response to heavy lobbying from Wall Street and the broader financial sector, as the report details. (The report is available here.) Combined, these deregulatory moves helped pave the way for the current financial meltdown.

Here are 12 deregulatory steps to financial meltdown: (more…)

Published in: on March 9, 2009 at 9:06 am  Comments (6)  
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Kicking retirees when they’re down

The Wall Street crew want to cut Social Security and Medicare at a time when US workers need help the most

Related:
Virtually without challenge, Pete Peterson claims to be a champion of the middle class. But his proposals would actually cut taxes for the rich and benefits for middle-income people.

Published in: on February 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm  Comments (2)  
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I may not get there with you…

Inauguration by Mark Fiore

Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dreams Come True

I have a Dream

Published in: on January 19, 2009 at 2:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait

“Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.”

That is what he said. That is what Abraham Lincoln said.

“Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility.” [Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862]

He was born in Kentucky, raised in Indiana, and lived in Illinois. And this is what he said. This is what Abe Lincoln said.

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we will save our country.” [Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862]

When standing erect he was six feet four inches tall, and this is what he said.

He said: “It is the eternal struggle between two principles, right and wrong, throughout the world. It is the same spirit that says ‘you toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.’ No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation, and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.” [Lincoln-Douglas debates, 15 October 1858]

Lincoln was a quiet man. Abe Lincoln was a quiet and a melancholy man. But when he spoke of democracy, this is what he said.

He said: “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.”

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of these United States, is everlasting in the memory of his countrymen. For on the battleground at Gettysburg, this is what he said:

He said: “That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

Published in: on January 19, 2009 at 2:34 pm  Comments (1)  

Merry Christmas All!

WHAT
I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS.

Robert Green Ingersoll

The Arena,
Boston, December 1897.

..If I had the power
to produce exactly what I want for next Christmas, I would have all the kings
and emperors resign and allow the people to govern themselves.

I would have all the
nobility crop their titles and give their lands back to the people.
I would
have the Pope throw away his tiara, take off his sacred vestments, and admit
that he is not acting for God — is not infallible — but is just an ordinary
Italian.
I would have all the cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests and
clergymen admit that they know nothing about theology, nothing about hell
or heaven, nothing about the destiny of the human race, nothing about devils
or ghosts, gods or angels.
I would have them tell all their “flocks” to think
for themselves, to be manly men and womanly women, and to do all in their
power to increase the sum of human happiness.

I would have all the
professors in colleges, all the teachers in schools of every kind, including
those in Sunday schools, agree that they would teach only what they know,
that they would not palm off guesses as demonstrated truths.

I would like to see all
the politicians changed to statesmen, — to men who long to make their country
great and free, — to men who care more for public good than private gain
– men who long to be of use.

I would like to see all
the editors of papers and magazines agree to print the truth and nothing but
the truth, to avoid all slander and misrepresentation, and to let the private
affairs of the people alone.

I would like to see drunkenness
and prohibition both abolished.

I would like to see corporal
punishment done away with in every home, in every school, in every asylum,
reformatory, and prison.
Cruelty hardens and degrades, kindness reforms and
ennobles.

I would like to see the
millionaires unite and form a trust for the public good.

I would like to see a
fair division of profits between capital and labor, so that the toiler could
save enough to mingle a little June with the December of his life.

I would like to see an
international court established in which to settle disputes between nations,
so that armies could be disbanded and the great navies allowed to rust and
rot in perfect peace.

I would like to see the
whole world free — free from injustice — free from superstition.

This will do for next
Christmas. The following Christmas, I may want more.

Published in: on December 25, 2008 at 1:41 pm  Comments (4)  

STEAL BACK YOUR VOTE!

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Spread the word – our servers can take it – we have a goal of 100,000 downloads by the end of the week – help us get the word out – tell everyone you know to go to http://www.StealBackYourVote.org and download the guide for FREE – or if you can – support our investigations and donate. Put our banners on your site (http://www.gregpalast.com/please-link-to-us/), grab a page from the guide and put it up on your blog . Embed the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. video PSA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azYH5qVH90M) to your blog.

Tell your family, friends and enemies that if they go to http://www.StealBackYourVote.org they can download the full color investigative comic book written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast featuring art by the graphic gonzo’s Ted Rall, Lukas Ketner and Troubletown’s Lloyd Dangle. Download the guide and find out what really is happening in the scary world of election theft, and find out how you can protect your vote in 7 easy steps.

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Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 7:57 am  Comments (4)  

Opie for Obama!

Call to Action by Ron Howard

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:34 am  Leave a Comment  

Congressman Rebukes McCain for Recent Rallies

WASHINGTON — Representative John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights leader, said Saturday that Senator John McCain and his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, were “sowing the seeds of hatred and division” in a way that reminded him of former Gov. George Wallace and “another destructive period” in the nation’s history.

John Lewis: McCain, Palin “sowing seeds of hatred and division”

Published in: on October 12, 2008 at 9:45 am  Comments (1)  

Frank Rich’s “The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama”

IF you think way back to the start of this marathon campaign, back when it seemed preposterous that any black man could be a serious presidential contender, then you remember the biggest fear about Barack Obama: a crazy person might take a shot at him.

Some voters told reporters that they didn’t want Obama to run, let alone win, should his very presence unleash the demons who have stalked America from Lincoln to King. After consultation with Congress, Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary, gave Obama a Secret Service detail earlier than any presidential candidate in our history — in May 2007, some eight months before the first Democratic primaries.

“I’ve got the best protection in the world, so stop worrying,” Obama reassured his supporters. Eventually the country got conditioned to his appearing in large arenas without incident (though I confess that the first loud burst of fireworks at the end of his convention stadium speech gave me a start). In America, nothing does succeed like success. The fear receded.

Until now. At McCain-Palin rallies, the raucous and insistent cries of “Treason!” and “Terrorist!” and “Kill him!” and “Off with his head!” as well as the uninhibited slinging of racial epithets, are actually something new in a campaign that has seen almost every conceivable twist. They are alarms. Doing nothing is not an option.

Published in: on October 12, 2008 at 9:40 am  Comments (1)  

It’s Palin doing the pallin’ around with terrorists

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann points out in a Special Comment that while John McCain might want to use Sarah Palin to hit Barack Obama below the belt and accuse him of terrorist associations, he overlooked the unfortunate fact that “pallin’ around with terrorists” is one area where Palin has more experience.

KEATING ECONOMICS: John McCain & The Making of a Financial Crisis

Published in: on October 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Make-Believe Maverick

A closer look at the life and career of John McCain reveals a disturbing record of recklessness and dishonesty

 

VIDEO: Five Myths About John McCain
The Double-Talk Express
Mad Dog Palin: The Full Story

Published in: on October 6, 2008 at 7:04 am  Comments (33)  

Fewer Folks Taking Palin Seriously

Debate Didn’t Restore Misplaced Luster

Published in: on October 5, 2008 at 9:59 am  Comments (1)  

US Taxpayers are Being Enrolled in an Economic Chain Gang

“To preserve their [the people's] independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude” – Thomas Jefferson

Published in: on September 29, 2008 at 6:30 am  Comments (1)  

Maverick, my ass

No Reformer -- Read the Report

Read the Report

Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 8:18 am  Comments (1)  

Assist immediately please

Dear Madame/Sir:

Compliments of the day. I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion USD. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gramm, lobbyist for UBS, who (God willing) will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a former U.S. congressional leader and the architect of the PALIN / McCain Financial Doctrine, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. As such, you can be assured that this transaction is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully in the Name of God,

Minister of Treasury Paulson

Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 8:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Show Your Support for a Responsible Economic Recovery Plan

We are facing a financial crisis as profound as any we have faced since the Great Depression.

Congress and the President are currently debating a bailout of our financial institutions with a price tag of $700 billion in taxpayer dollars. We cannot underestimate our responsibility in taking such an enormous step.

Please sign on to show your support for an economic recovery plan based on these guiding principles:

  • No Golden Parachutes — Taxpayer dollars should not be used to reward the irresponsible Wall Street executives who helmed this disaster.
  • Main Street, Not Just Wall Street — Any bailout plan must include a payback strategy for taxpayers who are footing the bill and aid to innocent homeowners who are facing foreclosure.
  • Bipartisan Oversight — The staggering amount of taxpayer money involved demands a bipartisan board to ensure accountability and oversight.
Published in: on September 25, 2008 at 7:36 am  Comments (2)  

Want to help Obama win?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey-

Been looking for a direct way to help Obama win? You should know about Vote

Today Ohio.

 

http://www.actblue.com/page/votetodayohio>It’s a simple, grassroots plan to take advantage of a new wrinkle in Ohio’s

election law. For one “Golden Week,” Sept 29 to Oct 6, any Ohio citizen can

walk into an early voting center, register, AND vote on the spot. During

that time, hundreds of Vote Today Ohio volunteers will blanket the state to

drive new voters from campuses and urban hot spots to Early Vote centers.

Simple, targeted, smart. (See below for a more complete explanation.)

If fully funded, we think we can bank 10,000 early votes for Obama in Ohio –

votes that can’t be lost to long lines, broken machines and Republican

tampering on election day. No, we won’t win the election by ourselves. But

Ohio is the #1 battleground state in 2008, and we can’t afford to let one

single Obama vote slip through our hands.

*If you want Obama to win as much as I do, you can do four things:*

*

*

*1. Lend us your car or home*. Our volunteers need wheels to drive voters to

the polls, and beds to sleep in all over Ohio. Can you spare either for the

week? If so, contact

 

cristina.moon@gmail.com.*

*

*2. Volunteer.* Get yourself to Ohio, preferably in a large car, by Sept 28.

We’ll give you housing, training and a meaningful job for the week. Fill out

the Online Sign-Up

Sheet,<

 

http://www.tatehausman.com/join-me-in-ohio-to-win-the-election/>hosted

(for now) on Tate’s blog.

*3. Donate*. Help us pay for vans, gas and posters. Our overhead is fully

funded, so donations go directly to producing votes. We’re looking for

generous individuals or teams of friends to *sponsor one van* — $750 for

the week. That’s a tangible, meaningful donation. If we run our program

right, each van should deliver about 250 voters. Make an online donation

here:

 

http://www.actblue.com/page/votetodayohio.<http://www.actblue.com/page/votetodayohio>To

send a check, see the end of this email.

*4. Spread the word.* Send this email to friends who want to put their butts

on the line for Obama, especially in Ohio! Or, pass it along to donors

looking to make a big difference.

This is a truly grassroots effort. Every volunteer, every vehicle and every

dollar counts. Read up on the campaign below, and then please be in touch if

you have ideas about how to support us.

 

*VOTE TODAY OHIO*

How to Bank 10,000 Progressive Votes Early and Win in Ohio

Two years ago, Ohio changed its voting laws in a way that creates an

extraordinary opportunity for progressives to win Ohio, and thus the

election.

Vote Today Ohio will use this change to lock down 10,000 progressive votes

before election day — critical insurance against the kinds of GOP dirty

tricks and election day problems that affected our past two presidential

elections.

For a 7-day “Golden Week,” from Sept 30 – Oct 6, Ohio residents can walk

into an early voting center, register to vote, and vote on the spot. This

has never been possible before. Why does it matter? Because it takes what is

normally a two-step process (register, wait a month, THEN vote) and turns it

into a one-step process (register AND vote at the same time). For

progressive organizers, that creates a much more efficient way to bring new

voters into the process AND lock down their votes, before they can be

manipulated, stolen or lost.

During this new Golden Week, Vote Today Ohio aims to turn out 10,000

progressive voters from two kinds of locations — college campuses, and

urban gathering spots. The model is simple: teams of five organizers will

drive students / young people from campuses / urban centers to early

votingcenters. Organizers will use music and a party atmosphere to

draw in new

voters — instead of knock and drag, it’s rock and drag.

The Vote Today Ohio model is intentionally experimental. Ohio law has never

allowed progressives to run this kind of program before. So a large part of

the goal is to discover if Ohio’s rule change can be positively exploited

for electoral gain, and whether we can.

*TEAM*

Vote Today Ohio is led by a team of experienced political and youth

organizers:

Amy Little

Political consultant, 30 years experience directing electoral, issue and

civic engagement campaigns, National Field Director US Action (’04

cycle), Senior

Advisor to Congressman John Hall (current)

Billy Wimsatt

Former Executive Director of the League of Young Voters, best-selling

author, networking genius

Tate Hausman

Progressive organizer with a dozen years experience, four national electoral

campaigns, Director of 2004′s Slam Bush campaign

Cristina Moon

Executive Director of 8-8-08 For Burma, well known student organizer and

campus speaker

*THE PLAN IN MORE DETAIL*

• 20 Teams = 10,000 votes: Vote Today Ohio will recruit 12 teams of campus

organizers and 8 teams of urban organizers (for a total of 80 organizers).

Most teams will have 5 members — two drivers, two street team organizers,

one team leader. Each team will be responsible for delivering 500 votes for

the week (~72 / day). Total = 10,000 votes.

• Preparation: In the days leading up to early voting week, teams will

plaster their campuses / urban centers with materials about early voting

week. Team leaders will generate publicity in school newspapers, radio

stations, and via online campus channels, Facebook<

 

http://www.facebook.com/>,etc.

• Logistics: During early voting week, teams will set up vote ferry

stations, where students can get a ride to a polling station in a Vote Today

Ohio van. Two drivers will run continuous ferries to and from polling

stations.

• Training and GOTV: Each team will be instruct voters on Ohio new voting

rights, rules and regulations. Organizers and van drivers will be given

talking points and coached on how to recruit voters as Early Vote Volunteers

who can then turn out their social networks. Volunteers will also be

re-recruited for continuing persuasion and GOTV activities from Oct 6 – Nov

4.

• Non-van GOTV: Any voter who wants to register but can’t vote early will

have the opportunity to register and sign up for an absentee ballot.

Organizers will get mobile phone numbers from these voters to send follow-up

text messages (which proved in 2006 to be the single most cost effective

GOTV reminder tool, raising turnout by 4% versus a control group).

*Target Campuses:*

• Ohio State University (2 teams)

• Ohio University (2 Teams)

• University of Toledo (1 Team)

• University of Cincinnati (1 Team)

• Kent State (1 Team)

• University of Dayton (1 Team)

• Cuyahoga Community College (1 Team)

• Cleveland State (1 Team)

• Miami University of Ohio (1 Team)

• Bowling Green State (1 Team)

*Target Urban Areas:*

• Columbus (2 Teams)

• Cleveland (2 Teams)

• Cincinnati (2 Teams)

• Dayton (1 Team)

• Toledo (1 Team)

*SUPPORT*

To support this project, please visit our Act Blue page:

http://www.actblue.com/page/votetodayohio

 

Published in: on September 18, 2008 at 8:10 am  Comments (2)  

Run your own political ad on TV

Like Politics? Broadcast Your View for Only $6

Published in: on September 17, 2008 at 6:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Count the Lies

John McCain may be trying to sell himself as a “maverick” and a “straight talker” who will tell the truth no matter the consequences, but independent, non-partisan watchdog groups aren’t buying it. But, since he wrapped up his party’s nomination, John McCain has offered more of the same false attacks and smears. To date, independent, nonpartisan fact checkers have published more than 50 fact checks debunking John McCain’s lies and distortions.

Published in: on September 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

McCain’s Health Records Must Be Released

Watch the video

1. Watch the video
2. Sign the open letter

Dear Concerned Voter,

The state of John McCain’s health is an issue of grave concern for all Americans, regardless of political persuasion. Given the fact that he has been treated for an invasive melanoma and other maladies, it is important that he release his full health records.

For a very brief three hours in May, McCain released 1,173 pages of his medical records to a carefully selected group of reporters. They were not allowed to make any copies or phone calls. Why such secrecy?

We have enlisted a group of doctors from around the country to lead the effort to make sure the public is able to see and make judgments for themselves. Secrecy is not of service to our democracy, transparency is. Please have other doctors sign the open letter.

Watch the video and sign the open letter.

Cancer is a serious issue. That’s why 30 medical doctors have already signed our open letter telling McCain to issue a full, public disclosure of all his medical records. Send this video far and wide to request that McCain release his full health records. Ask every medical doctor you know to sign onto the letter, and don’t forget to sign the letter yourself! McCain’s records must be made public and soon.

While McCain doesn’t really care about our health care, we all should care about the health of McCain.

Yours,
Robert Greenwald
and everyone at Brave New Films

Published in: on September 15, 2008 at 8:16 am  Leave a Comment  

She’s Not Ready

While watching the Sarah Palin interview with Charlie Gibson Thursday night, and the coverage of the Palin phenomenon in general, I’ve gotten the scary feeling, for the first time in my life, that dimwittedness is not just on the march in the U.S., but that it might actually prevail.

by Bob Herbert

Published in: on September 14, 2008 at 11:44 am  Comments (1)  

Nasty Anti-Obama Push Poll Launched In Ohio

When I said that I was voting for Obama, they asked if I would be more or less likely to vote for Obama if I knew that he voted to let convicted child sex offenders out early, voted to allow convicted child sex offenders to live near schools, is for sex education in Kindergarten, voted for some offensive and incredibly graphic abortion procedure, and so on and so on for 5 minutes.

Published in: on September 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

What’s your Obama tax cut?

…and how much higher will your taxes be under McCain? Find out!

Published in: on September 11, 2008 at 9:09 am  Leave a Comment  

Sarah Palin’s Alaskonomics

Spare us, please, any talk about how she is a tough fiscal conservative.

Published in: on September 11, 2008 at 9:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tell The Media to Call Sarah Palin a Serial Liar

Join me in signing the “Tell The Media to Call Sarah Palin a Serial Liar” petition at:
http://www.democrats.com/call-sarah-palin-a-serial-liar

You can help make this petition a success by sharing this petition with your friends and family. Petitions will succeed only by word of mouth, and every signature makes a difference! Simply send your friends this link:
http://www.democrats.com/call-sarah-palin-a-serial-liar?source=donkeyod%40gmail.com

Thank you again for making a difference!

Bob Fertik
Democrats.com

Published in: on September 11, 2008 at 6:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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Weird Theology in Wasilla: A Look Inside Sarah Palin’s Pentecostal Church

Exposing the unusual, highly politicized religious beliefs held at the Wasilla Assembly of God.

Published in: on September 8, 2008 at 10:38 am  Comments (1)  

Palin Coward Clock Starts Ticking

<a href=”http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/355765″&gt; Sarah Palin is an able liar, as her acceptance speech showed. </a>She may be a coward, too, at least when it comes to facing down the reporters she blasted from the comfort of that solitary podium in St. Paul.

Published in: on September 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm  Comments (33)  
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77+ Things To Know About Sarah Palin

Here’s what vetting a candidate on issues looks like John McCain and the Republican media that continues to protect the Republican Party.

Be aware that the media and Sarah spewer of hate Palin are going to try to falsely claim that liberal bloggers are attacking her children and that Palin is being attacked because of her gender. It’s a smear. Here are the issues and facts we are exposing about her. That’s much different.

via DailyKos

Published in: on September 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Is Sarah Palin’s Baby Really Her Daughter’s?

Curious

and Curiouser

and Curiouser
Does she look six or seven months pregnant?
7 months pregnant?

Published in: on August 31, 2008 at 9:57 am  Comments (8)  
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We Are The Ones

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Thank General Clark for His Straight Talk, Tell Him To Not Back

Sunday, on Face the Nation, General Wesley Clark spoke honestly and bluntly about what it takes to be Commander in Chief.  In doing so, while he said Senator John McCain’s service made him a hero to millions, including Clark himself, that experience does not trump the poor judgment that Senator McCain has shown on some of the most important issues in recent years.

What General Clark said was right, but the right-wing has been in an uproar. And even CNN accused Clark of “swift-boating” McCain. We need to fight back.

SIGN OUR PETITION THANKING GENERAL CLARK AND TELLING HIM TO NOT BACK DOWN

Let’s show General Clark that we have his back, and will not stand for any attempts to shut down this important debate.

Published in: on July 1, 2008 at 7:45 am  Comments (15)  

GOP Reps advised to avoid party brand

From Politico: By MIKE ALLEN (full article here )

A new playbook for House Republicans urges them to run essentially as independents, showing empathy for voters, emphasizing local issues and ignoring many traditional party campaign practices.
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Published in: on July 1, 2008 at 5:58 am  Comments (1)  

When Reality Meets The Political Roadblock

We CAN have national security and protect American civil liberties, but it takes work to balance the tensions between the two. .

Christy Hardin Smith

Published in: on June 22, 2008 at 10:08 am  Comments (1)  

Time Magazine uncritically prints Nancy Pelosi’s “justifications” for the FISA “compromise”

It’s hardly news that Time Magazine’s principal function is uncritically to amplify false claims from government officials, but this article by Massimo Calabresi — entitled “Behind the Compromise on Spying” — is such a masterpiece in spouting simplistic government propaganda and rank falsehoods that it is revealing on numerous levels.

Published in: on June 22, 2008 at 9:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Remember Tim Russert

Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of \With Russert gone, Sunday will never be the same

Favorite son mourned


Our view: A father we all can be proud of

For Tim Russert, success began with lessons from home

Russert’s passion showed in religion, family, work, sports

The Gold Standard Tim Russert’s legacy—in politics and in life

Tributes To Tim Russert — and Questions For NBC


Tim Russert: A personal remembrance

A Video Tribute To Tim Russert, Dead Today At 58 a la Wonkette

Luke Russert, son of the late moderator of “Meet the Press” Tim Russert, touches the empty chair that was left behind by his father on the set of the show after a taping of “Meet the Press” in memory of Russert in Washington June 15, 2008.

Published in: on June 15, 2008 at 10:17 am  Comments (3)  

Fox News refers to Michelle Obama as `Baby Mama’

The graphic “Outraged liberals: Stop picking on Obama’s baby mama” was flashed during an interview with conservative columnist Michelle Malkin about whether Barack Obama’s wife has been the target of unfair criticism.

Published in: on June 13, 2008 at 9:20 am  Comments (1)  

Derangement

Published in: on June 2, 2008 at 11:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Investigate the Propaganda Pundits

From Free Press:

Dear Friend,

The Pentagon is infiltrating the media with pro-war propaganda.

The scheme reaches all the way to the Bush White House, where top officials recruited dozens of “military analysts” to spread favorable views of the war via every major news channel — without revealing they were working from Pentagon scripts and often lobbying for major military contractors looking to cash in on the war.

This is a violation of every conceivable standard of journalism — and possibly of federal law.

Take action at:  https://secure.freepress.net/site/SPageNavigator/Punditsol

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Published in: on May 30, 2008 at 7:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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