Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The "Comander-in-Chief Test"

[Hat tip to Rob at RK.]

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sad News: Aide to Jim Webb Dies

Fred Hutchins (Frederick W. Hutchins Jr., 26, of Roanoke), Aide to US Senator Jim Web (D-VA), died today. Here's the article.
The Roanoke Times reports,
"Authorities in Botetourt County this morning discovered the body of a well-known Democratic operative and U.S. Senate aide along U.S. 220, dead from an apparent gunshot wound."

Fred had a contagious smile, passion for politics, and a drive to get things done, not just for our party, but for our state and country. This is a terrible loss.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Rachel Maddow: There's a Difference Between Being a Veteran and Supporting Veterans. Here's John McCain NOT Supporting the Troops, courtesy of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Cliff Schechter's book, The Real McCain

He claims to “support the troops,” but he doesn’t. What he supports is mindless shows of force abroad as a façade for supporting the troops. Here’s where he doesn’t support the troops:

•In one of the most flagrant attempts to mislead, McCain opposed the Webb GI Bill for Iraq veterans, and then, when it passed, used the “we” to give the impression that he helped pass it. Also giving the false impression that he voted for it, he used glowing terms for what the bill accomplishes.

•McCain opposed the Democrats' amendment to include more body armor in a defense bill.

•In 2005, proposed Akaka (D-HI) S. Amdt 149 to increase medical care by 2.8 billion in 2006. Veterans are returning with serious brain injury and other trauma, but McCain opposed this amendment.

•In 2006, McCain opposed S. Amdt 1852, which would set aside $10 million for readjustment counseling services for troops, despite the evidence that returning soldiers often seriously require such treatments.

•In 2006, McCain again opposed monies for Veterans Medical care. In all these cases, he offered no alternative measures of his own (see Schechter, The Real McCain, p. 35).

•He opposed Dodd’s S.Amdt 2735 to shore up failing infrastructure at veterans hospitals . The bill would have required a minor rollback of the capital gains tax to pay for it. Tax-cuts for the rich took precedence.

•He opposed S. Amdt 2737 (Reed-D-RI) which would have provided much needed equipment for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

•He opposed exempting military personnel from some facets of bankruptcy (Durbin-D-Il).

•Using 155 Senate votes affecting troops, veterans, and military families, since Spt. 11, 2001, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America found John McCain scored a D. No one got an A. Thirteen Dems got A-. 22/23 Senators getting B+ were Democrats.

Phony McCain on the So-Called Surge (Having it Every Which Way But Loose).

McCain was for the so-called "surge," before he was against it (see video), before he was for it most recently. BTW, he also bashes a high-ranking member of the military. What happened to his frequent claim that we have to take orders from the military (not that that is a true statement)? And why do not enough of his fawning press note that it is the civilian side which is in charge in this country (he should re-read the Constitution)?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

McSame McCain Bashes Obama on Iraq, Then Steals Obama's Timetable and Passes It Off As His Own

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dubunking the Vicious GOP Lie Machine: They Have Gone Viral With One Lie After Another

The GOP is spreading a load about Obama. An email circulating the internet falsely claims that Obama "blew off" the troops on his trip this week. Nothing could be further from the truth. One visit to a military hospital in Germany was canceled when a Pentagon official suggested it might look political. But Obama visited and thanked troops throughout on his visit. Even the NY Daily News and FOX have admitted otherwise. And yet the emailers and talk-radio gasbags have started up their vitriol.

First, there is the video from Kuwait:

And another from Afghanistan:

Here's the evidence: From The NY Daily News there is this:
"As the soldiers where [sic] lined up to shake his hand he blew them off," wrote the Task Force Wasatch "battle captain."
But angry Army brass debunked the Obama-bashing soldier's allegations, which went viral Thursday over the Web and on military blogs such as Blackfive.
The e-mail claims Obama repeatedly shunned soldiers on his way to the Clamshell - a recreation tent - to "take his publicity pictures playing basketball."
"These comments are inappropriate and factually incorrect," said Bagram spokeswoman Army Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green, who added that such political commentary is barred for uniformed personnel.
Obama didn't play basketball at Bagram or visit the Clamshell, she said. Home-state troops were invited to meet him, but his arrival was kept secret for security reasons.
"We were a bit delayed ... as he took time to shake hands, speak to troops and pose for photographs," Nielson-Green said.
E-mails to the officer who made the charges and a call to his wife were not returned.

From ABC News there is this:
He made no public comment after the meeting, but said in a written statement that his main purpose was to see U.S troops, thank them for their "extraordinary service" and let them know the United States is proud of them.

There is this from Politico:
He began with stops in which he has been pictured largely in the company of American soldiers. In Kuwait, he examined military vehicles and signed autographs for soldiers on a military base. The first images out of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he landed after a brief visit to a base in Kuwait, show him with two uniformed members of the military, three other American officials, and a large statue of a bald eagle.

There is this from the Chicago Tribune:

The U.S. military confirmed Obama and the other senators visited Bagram Air Base, the largest U.S. base in the country, and met top U.S. military leaders and troops. But most Afghans did not even know he was in the country. U.S. officials would not acknowledge it publicly or announce the senators' upcoming appearances. Obama's campaign said only that he arrived in Kabul.

"I want to, obviously, talk to the commanders and get a sense, both in Afghanistan and in Baghdad of ... their biggest concerns," Obama had said Thursday, before departing from Andrews Air Force Base. "I want to thank our troops for the heroic work that they've been doing."

And this from FOX!
In Afghanistan, Obama met U.S. troops, the nation’s military leaders and President Hamid Karzai, whose spokesman said: “Sen. Obama conveyed … that he is committed to supporting Afghanistan and to continue the war against terrorism with vigor.”

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama in Berlin

Part I

Part 2

Part 3

Who Said This?

"We are there at the invitation of the Iraqi government. This is a sovereign nation. Twelve million people went to the polls to approve a constitution. It's their government's choice. If they were to say, leave, we would leave." -George W. Bush

And then there is this interview (presented in part):
PETERSON: Let me give you a hypothetical, senator. What would or should we do if, in the post-June 30th period, a so-called sovereign Iraqi government asks us to leave, even if we are unhappy about the security situation there? I understand it's a hypothetical, but it's at least possible.

McCAIN: Well, if that scenario evolves, then I think it's obvious that we would have to leave because— if it was an elected government of Iraq — and we've been asked to leave other places in the world. If it were an extremist government, then I think we would have other challenges, but I don't see how we could stay when our whole emphasis and policy has been based on turning the Iraqi government over to the Iraqi people.

The Iraqi govenment has now asked us to leave. Hmmmmm. And the McCain criticizes Barack Obama's support of an orderly pull-out because?

Barack Obama in Berlin

Here's the story. I'll post the video when it becomes available.

McCain's Truthiness (aka Either Confusion or Lying) Revealed

First, Jack Cafferty takes on McCain's Veracity regarding the "surge." The supposedly "No-Straight-Talk" McCain Has a Problem with the Truth (has along along, actually). See's main page for the list of major reversals (more than five dozen of them), and deceptions about his voting record and positions.

Then comes a Republican/McCain Strategist, Nancy Pfotenhauer, to assert that telling the truth,presenting the facts about what came fist and what didn't "undermines the troops." Do you believe the crass, opportunistic hiding behind the troops? These people clearly have nothing! Of course, when the votes come, McCain is a fair weather friend, but never mind.

Telling the truth about Iraq doesn't undermine the the troops in any way. And McPain's (and his enablers) rewriting of history is an insidious attempt to deceive Americans. But America is on to him. The "emperor," McCain "has no clothes."

WAPO: Gilmore Filed False Information on Campaign Disclosure Docs.

Former Governor Gilmore (R-VA) is not only off to a bad start for his 2009 campaign against the more popular former GovernorMark Warner D-VA), but also he's run himself into the ditch again. First it was the no-car tax (in his gov. race). Now he fulminates with bad ideas about gas taxes being the panacea.

His one-issue candidacy (always about cars--hmmmm) now has a problem with "thruthiness." Your can read more about his File here.
Something appears to be rotten in Gilmore-land.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WE Can Solve It

Wrong on Iraq: How Do We Count The Ways John "McSame" McCain is Wrong?

Follow this link over to Huffington Post for the story.

John McCain--He's Either Lying or Has No Memory: More Fabrications About What Has Transpired in Iraq

For a good look at some more reasons (captuted in video) why John McCain cannot be trusted with our nation's foreign policy, go to RK (aka and read this article here.

John McCain is either lying or just completely out of it. The "Sunni Awakening" happened in 2006, before the so-called "surge" occurred. So, the surge cannot cause the Awakening. BTW, the "Awakening" was another name for bribery to stand down. We paid Sunnis to stop fighting. Talk about a welfare system. John McCain, this is your brain on the "opiate" of hegemony.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

McCain's Social Security Duplicity

Last week wasn't good for John McCain, but you'd be hard pressed to know it from the three networks or three cable news shows. But one of his much-more-than-a-gaffe problems won't go away. John McCain is a Social Security privateer. And given the commodities, housing, and banking scandals, it's astounding that McCain wasn't booed into zero support last week. The wonder is that anyone listens to him at all.

Having the bad judgment to rely on the arch-Machievellian, Phil Gramm, who slipped hundreds of pages into bills behind Senators' backs and unleashed the worst crisis since the great depression. As if that were not bad enough, the sniveling, whining Gramm tells us we are a nation of whiners. This is the same Gramm who, along with his disgustingly opportunistic wife, Wendy, were only too happy to exploit the banking and Enron loopholes Gramm himself inserted into legislation. They are near the top of the list of people not to trust with American's future (At the top is anyone with the last name Bush or Cheney). But John McCain used them anyway and they traveled with him around the campaign until last week. But they've already designed McCain's voodo-economics agenda.

But, hey, the media still acts as if John McCain has any credibility at all. And the insinuate supposed national security "cred" he doesn't have (he's kinda been wrong about absolutely everything). As if that's not bad enough, John McCain talked out of three sides of his mouth last week.

He won't privatize social security, he said, then used language saying he'd do just that in other words. He'd take money out of the system and give it young people, even though current inputs are used to pay benefits. He knows full well that that will cause the collapse of the system. But that's what John McCain and other arch-conservatives want, to drown it in the bathtub, Grover Norquist style. Why do the cons still listen to this guy? The current crisis shows we must have a base of retirement security that evildoers like Gramm cannot get their hands on.

And then there is this. HYPOCRIT JOHN MCCAIN TAKES SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS--OVER $1900 A MONTH. And this man has the gall to criticize a system he is using himself. [Note McCain also has a military pension (which he should have, I might add), a Senate salary, an expense account, and a wife "worth" more than a hundred million. He is also slated for a Congressional pension when he leaves the Senate. If he wins the White House (God forbid), he gets a pension for life too. AND he gets national health care that we do not, while saying we shouldn't get it too. But we pay for his!] This greedy, hypocritical man is getting all he can, while he can, before he takes it from the rest of us citizens who have counted on it. Are McCain supporters really that "out of gas" that they think this guy can fix anything?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Al Gore Gets Standing Ovation at Netroots Nation

[Hat Tip to Lowell at RK for this; and his source Left in Alabama here]

Wish I Could Be at Netroots Nation, the Progressive Bloggers' Convention in Austin. But for those who can't, here's Al Gore addressing Netroots Nation and getting a standing ovation. I especially wish I could have heard Gore's call earlier this week in Washington, DC, for an Apollo-like commitment to become a petroleum-free energy economy within ten years. We can do it if we have the will--AND if we stop letting BIG OIL set the agenda for our nation. We put a man on the moon. We can do this. Yes, we can! Go, Al Gore.

Here's more:

And more

Who Is a Real Leader? Obama Scores Points

First, President Bush set "horizons" (wouldn't want to say time lines) for withdrawal from Iraq. Sounds too much like Obama's timetables. Then McCain mimics Obama by saying he'd increase troupe strength in Afghanistan. Then, Iraqi PM, Nouri Al Maliki embraces a timetable (here). THEN, alMaliki appears to embrace Obama's idea of withdrawal. AND THEN FINALLY, our very own General Petraeus gave credence to Obama's assertion that al Qaida'a senior leaders are diverting fighters from Iraq into Afghanistan. al Qaida wasn't in Iraq before the huge Bush-McCain blunder of war there. And now, McCain had to wait for Obama to note that many of them have gone back to Afghanistan.

According to ABCNews' Jake Tapper,

Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, told The Associated Press today that there are indications al-Qaida's senior leaders are diverting fighters from the war in Iraq to the Afghan frontier.

Barack could have told Bush and McCain so. So, with everyone from Bush, to McCain to al Maliki to Petraeus implicitly giving credence to Obama's statements, why not have a real leader come November (and January swear-in)? Obama runs circles around the current leaders. And their complaining is just because Obama makes them look bad. Now, who's the leader? (Hint: not Bush or McSame)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

No-Shame Media

Media Matters chronicles media untruths, bias and abuse. And much of what they report concerns the unprincipled, unprofessional, ineffective, partisan (pro-administration) media outlets that use smear, innuendo, and disinformation to manipulate, rather than inform, voters. Doing media watch, and reading about it all the time, you don't ever get used to it. But this is really appalling.

The "news" is still pummeling Hillary and she's dropped out of the race. And the sexism is getting old. During the primary campaign, Hillary supporters waged numerous unfair accusations at Obama supporters for this. But it was and is the media who have done this stuff. And it really should stop. Is this not the 21st Century? And are we not purporting to show the world an example? We're not? Oh, yeh, right, not with those running the media and this administration. It has come to this.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Media Watch: The AP's Washington Bureau Spiraling Downward

Read this journal from Democratic Underground:

It illustrates how this monopolistic source is moving toward first-person, emotional and manipulative reporting. It's bad enough at the AP. Watch for it to get a lot worse.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The New Yorker's Damnable Cover

New Yorker Editor David Remnick has a credibility problem. His outrageous cover was defamatory and designed to Willie-Horton a candidate for the presidency. Every major lie about Obama's background has been collapsed into this cartoon.

His lame, wormy pathetic excuse for an explanation, aired on CNN, that the new cover was just "satire" doesn't wash. He's making fun of those who think this way about the Obama's, Remick suggests. Yeh, right. Does he hear himself? And too many liberals, determined to display that they too "get" satire, above all else, are reluctant to complain. It wouldn't look "sophisticated." They ignore this at their own, our party's and our country's peril. This is WAY over the line. And it will only go downwhill from here.

It may be about satire, as many drawings in the NY are. But it is also about so much more. And David Remnick knows exactly what he is doing. There's satire, and there's pretense at satire masquerading as a hit job. I don't care what his excuse is. As CNN showed in on-the-street interviews today, gullible individuals don't get it. Some of them actually thought the cartoon was telling the truth about Barack and Michelle Obama.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama's campaign has registered a strong protest. But that didn't matter a bit to those who smugly value their highbrow cred over integrity. Either you think this was right, or you don't. There is no middle ground on this one. Until recently, I subscribed to the New Yorker. But there is no NY author, not even Seymour Hersh, or cartoonist, still worth reading, who is attached to this publication. Had I not already ended my subscription for other reasons a year ago, I would do it now. Sometimes, you have to wonder whether the supposed highbrows at NY have any sense at all.

John McCain's Boneheaded Approach to Economics

Saturday, July 12, 2008

KathyinBlacksburg's Video Project: Don't Take My Word For It--McCain and Company in Their Own Words

You can't make this stuff up. As you probably know, Phil Gramm got into deep "voodo" this week and has supposedly been replaced by Carly Fiorina (formerly of HP, who has her own credibility problems—she misrepresents McCain positions, telling female audiences "McShame" support things he doesn't) and two others. But Gramm still is at the highest levels of this campaign and John McCain's economic policy has been totally framed and prepared by a team led by Gramm. In case you didn't, here's the
Phil Gramm video:

How John McCain's chief economic adviser (and campaign honorary chair) caused the housing/mortgage crisis AND how Phil and Wendy Gramm destroyed us with their voodoo economics. See video here.;jsessionid=0739ACC05D250364717DD49AD4BDC1A8?diaryId=14944

Fitness to Lead? Check This CNN Footage Out—McCain in His Own Words

Now They Tell Us: Iran Missile Wasn't Even a New One

Now that John McCain has grandstanded during Nightly News and ramped up the "urgency" of dealing with Iran, administration officials admit the missile wasn't even a new, but rather an older missile. Here's the story.

Additionally, missile testing per se doesn't mean Iran has improved it's supposed nuclear technology. Hypothetically it could have meant Iran developed a better delivery system, but it didn't. Our own intelligence services NIE recognized that Iran has no nuclear capability. Taken together, these facts mean there is no substantive progress" of any kind, much less progress toward a nuclear weapon.

Also, and importantly, what many in the so-called mainstream media don't tell is that Iran was reacting to the so-called "missile shield" agreement Bush made to set up in Eastern Europe, what Iran perceives as offensive, first-strike capability for use against Iran. Read here, here and here.

Responsible leaders would be firm with Iran, while at the same time, not willfully ramping up the tensions.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Karl Rove Ignored Subpoena, Refused to Show for the Congressional Hearing, and Illegally Left the Country

An other example of "law and order" for everyone else, except this administration. Think reports that:

When ThinkProgress contacted Rove’s lawyer, his office confirmed that Rove was out of the country “on trip scheduled long before the subpoena was sent.” Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) said Rove’s attorney “never mentioned” this trip to the committee. Rove’s bogus claims of executive privilege were rejected by the Committee as “not valid” by a 7-1 vote. The committee gave Rove five days to comply with the subpoena.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Around the Blogosphere: John McCain's Campaign and Fawning Media Try Protectively Pitch McCain as Being Off Limits to Criticism

Here's an excellent refutation of two false claims: 1) The falsehood that Barack Obama (or his surrogates) "have attacked McCain's military service;" and 2) The falsehood that any criticism of John McCain is off limits (nice try, John).

Read the article here.

Foreclosure Phil (Gramm) Advising McCain on How to Bring Disaster Capitalism Ruination to the Rest of the Economy

[Update: It seems Foreclosure Phil (Gramm) has gotten himself into trouble today. McCain is trying to distance himself from his chief economic adviser (the one whom McCain blindly thinks is the best economist in the world). Gramm claimed that we are in a "mental recession" and we have a "Nation of Whiners." Yep, it's all in our heads that Phil Gramm singularly sold us down the river. (See below.) The question is how do the media let McCain get away with distancing himself from one of his very top advisers? And when will they hold McCain et al accountable for the mess they have made and the mess they propose to?]

David Corn and Nomi Prins appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the sub-prime mortgage crisis. In particular, learn of the stealth attack on the safety of our mortgage industry by Phil Gramm, who slipped hundreds of pages into a massive deregulation bill behind legislators' backs. The holes these pages opened up allowed the current bank and mortgage company failures and all the subsequent fallout.

Thus ensued massive gaming of home mortgages. Few rules, wild speculation, and massive corruption brought down the housing market. That's not an Rx for America's economy. Read the David Corn article here.

Gramm and the sorry lot of predators who've helped disable the US economy should not lead the nations efforts to recover. They've had their chance and they've failed, miserably. The wonder is that Gramm has the nerve to resurface. Phil Gram has been discredited. And no doctorate can save him from the humiliation he so richly deserves. The current mess is, above, all else (except Bush for whom the buck stops) Gramm's. Just say no to four more years of Gram-Bush-McCain "economics."

John McCain Misleads Americans About Social Security and His Plans to Privatize It

I'll have more to say on this later. For now, here's Bill Scher's article on this subject.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Media Watch: McCain Gives NBC Viewers the False Impression that Iran Already Has Nuclear Weapons; Brian Williams Shamelessly Lets McCain Deception Go Unchallenged."

[Update: CBS aired a story tonight suggesting yesterdays' video footage of Iran supposed missile prowess was an exercise in propaganda. And John McCain fell for it and got hysterical. (It's one more illustration that shows he has questionable temperament to be president of the United States.) Note that even Brain Williams today backpeddled a bit about the risk posed by Iran. Too late for his lopsided coverage yesterday.]

McCain overreacted yesterday to Iran's Missile Test. And in a McCain-Coddling Interview, he Repeatedly overstated the risk Iran poses, even falsely suggesting Iran already has nuclear weapons.

This is the second time in recent weeks, that McCain has appeared live at the Nightly News. It is increasingly clear that NBC is using its broadcast license and public airwaves to promote the candidacy of John McCain. Defending America is not a partisan issue. Yet Williams exploited the day's news with Iran to do a promo piece for John McCain. Here's the footage:

You can also get the video here.]

Listen to this video in which McCain strongly implies that Iran has actually currently has nuclear weapons. Several times he gave the impression that is a possibility that Iran will attack with nuclear weapons. Iran tested missiles, but has not nuclear weapons to launch. So, there is a zero chance Iran could attack the US. That's a zero chance they will attack anyone with nuclear missiles, for some years, anyway. After fear-baiting through much of this interview, McCain slips in "if" Iran is allowed to get nuclear weapons. But for those not hearing or attending to this flip from the earlier impression he conveys, the damage is done. Well-equipped Israel can take care of itself for now. But, just as Bush lied us into frantic, needless war, here goes McCain to ramp up the conflict between Iran and the US. But never mind. "Why does this have to be our problem," Brain Williams asks, as if it is a forgone conclusion war is unavoidable, why this has to be America's problem? Yet the Bush administration and a consenting John McCain have proven they can't be trusted to run this nation's foreign policy.

Barack Obama supports strengthening sanctions against Iran, but McCain would have you believe otherwise. Then, in an obvious counter to Barack Obama,McCain says we should refuse to sit down with the Iranians. We have sat down with North Korea (apparently successfully) and Pakistan, but can't with Iran?

McCain's saying something must be done now has one morsel of truth. McCain should stifle himself now. Stop baiting Iran. Stop singing ditties like "Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran (to the tune of Barbara Ann). See video here:

Stop joking about the deaths of Iranians as he did yesterday. Stop. Now. He is unpresidential and dangerous. If Bush's menacing countries around the world has taught us anything, American leaders should, at minimum, not be provocateurs, not utter bring-it-ons, not go lip-smacking into another deadly conflict.

Williams ends his faux interview (really McCain promo piece) by flattering McCain and providing him a microphone. He promoted McCain's campaign, including his ad, and challenged nothing. Williams did ask McCain what he is suggesting in a campaign ad against Barack Obama, trying to link him to the 1960s, but never challenged the legitimacy of the connection. (The ad tried to associate Barack Obama, who was a small child at the time, with sixties protests. We need to restore the Fairness Doctrine. This is ridiculous).

Williams also failed to note that, contrary to the Bush administration supposedly following the law with respect to exports to Iran, under BUSHCO, exports from the US to Iran have dramatically increased. Now, there's a political party wanting to have it both ways.

Additionally, on the same night of Nightly News was Condi Rice saying that Iran's Nuclear Technology is "unchecked." Again, they don't have nuclear weapons.
Even Andrea Mitchell, no slouch when flattering Republicans, admitted today's news of Iran testing missiles was not much of a threat. Watch that footage here. But Williams ran his promo nonetheless. Barack Obama was interviewed on Today; McCain live on prime time news.

In a separate event today, McCain falsely claimed that Obama opposed labeling the Iranian National Guard a "terrorist group." Obama did not. He did oppose Kyl- Lieberman, but not because of that particular provision. Indeed, Obama put forth his own version of the bill, which clearly labeled the IRG a "terrorist" group. To represent otherwise is nothing short of political chicanery. Obama opposed Kyl Lieberman because it might be used as another blank check for Bush to unilaterally go to war again. Ironically, McCain didn't vote for Kyle Lieberman either. But, again, irony is lost of media hacks like Brian williams.

Viral Video Project: We Can't Trust McCain (On Just About Everything)

Here's the link so you can view the video for yourself.

This (video from last Monday on Olbermann's Countdown) is the best summary of McCain flip flops I've seen. "Straigthtalk Express," yeh right. (That would be sarcasm.)

Don't Trust Our Country to Another Oil President

Monday, July 07, 2008

Out of Gas: The Administration Windbags Have Got Nothing (to Help the Economy)

[Hat tip to The Grey Havens at]

Take a look at this frightening video.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Around the Blogosphere: What You May Have Missed, But Won't Want To

The incomparable McCamy Taylor has another great journal entry up at Democratic Underground. Here 'tis.

Joe Conason says General Clark was right. Read Conason's commentary here.

The Hidden History of US Broadcasting. Read it here.

Pinocchio McCain's Nose Grows Another Inch: McCain Takes Credit for Webb GI bill McCain Himself Opposed

The "fair and balanced" media continues in its relentless push of the John McCain candidacy, replete with mythology (the myth of the "maverick"), fabrication ("Straight Talk Express"), and spin. It's time they begin to call John McCain on his many stretches and downright lies. In this video McCain uses the imperial "we" to take credit for passing the very GI bill he opposed. "We passed," indeed.