Thursday, November 29, 2007

3878

3878 DEAD US SOLDIERS (that's just the ones who died "in theatre" OH GODDAMNIT TO HELLFIRE ON A STICK, don't you just FUCKING HATE HATE HATE that term!? Like it's a fucking Shakespear or some shit?!?!?! NO COCKSUCKER, THIS IS ***REAL***!!!!) FOR THE BU$Hitler CRIME FAMILY'S *ILLEGAL* WAR/OCCUPATION OF IRAQ FOR OIL.
(And does ANYONE report ANYTHING from Afghanistan anymore?!?!!?)
Notice something!? The number KEEPS GOING UP! And it will CONTINUE TO GO UP...until this fucking BULLSHIT finally comes to a long overdue end. Beyond belief that it was even allowed to happen in the FIRST FUCKING PLACE.
Just for the record, I am going to keep posting posts like this UNTIL THIS BULLSHIT ILLEGAL OCCUPATION COMES TO ITS MUCH OVERDUE END.
Just what in the FUCK is it going to take America?!?!?!?!?!?!? 4,000?! 10,000?! 40,000?!
Oh I'm sorry to bother you, American Fucking Idol is on and you just got a call on your goddamn iFoney!!!
Republitards and their culture of life?????????????????????

Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

More fucking goddamn total bullshit from our illegitimate Nazi government!
SIG HEIL Y'ALL!

"BUTT IMPEACHMENT IS OFF THE TABLE..." yeah bite me!

Read this then run as fast as you can...!
NOTE:
That it says the Internet is an instrument of terrorism...!
I think that this bill, if passed, is grounds for us forming a revolutionary committee! Over the INTERNET! ;)
S. 1959: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

Bill Status

Introduced: Aug 2, 2007
Sponsor: Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
Status: Introduced

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Text of Legislation

S 1959 IS
110th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1959
To establish the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
August 2, 2007
Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. COLEMAN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL
To establish the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism, and for other purposes.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
    This Act may be cited as the `Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007'.
SEC. 2. PREVENTION OF VIOLENT RADICALIZATION AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.
    (a) In General- Title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 361 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`Subtitle J--Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism

`SEC. 899A. DEFINITIONS.
    `In this subtitle:
      `(1) COMMISSION- The term `Commission' means the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism established under section 899C.
      `(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.
      `(3) HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
      `(4) IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE- The term `ideologically based violence' means the use, planned use, or threatened use of force or violence by a group or individual to promote the group or individual's political, religious, or social beliefs.
`SEC. 899B. FINDINGS.
    `The Congress finds the following:
      `(1) The development and implementation of methods and processes that can be used to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States is critical to combating domestic terrorism.
      `(2) The promotion of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence exists in the United States and poses a threat to homeland security.
      `(3) The Internet has aided in facilitating violent radicalization, ideologically based violence, and the homegrown terrorism process in the United States by providing access to broad and constant streams of terrorist-related propaganda to United States citizens.
      `(4) While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism, it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States.
      `(5) Understanding the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence is a vital step toward eradicating these threats in the United States.
      `(6) The potential rise of self radicalized, unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts, and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions.
      `(7) Individuals prone to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence span all races, ethnicities, and religious beliefs, and individuals should not be targeted based solely on race, ethnicity, or religion.
      `(8) Any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism in the United States should not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights, or civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.
      `(9) Certain governments, including the Government of the United Kingdom, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations.
`SEC. 899C. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENT RADICALIZATION AND IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE.
    `(a) Establishment- There is established within the legislative branch of the Government the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism.
    `(b) Purpose- The purposes of the Commission are the following:
      `(1) Examine and report upon the facts and causes of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States, including United States connections to non-United States persons and networks, violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in prison, individual or `lone wolf' violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence, and other faces of the phenomena of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence that the Commission considers important.
      `(2) The Commission shall, in cooperation with the Department, the Department of State, and other Federal departments and agencies, as appropriate, conduct a survey of methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in their respective nations.
      `(3) Build upon and bring together the work of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication, by reviewing the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of--
        `(A) the Center of Excellence established or designated under section 899D, and other academic work, as appropriate;
        `(B) Federal, State, local, or tribal government studies of, reviews of, and experiences with violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence; and
        `(C) foreign government studies of, reviews of, and experiences with violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence.
    `(c) Composition of Commission- The Commission shall be composed of 12 members appointed for the life of the Commission, of whom--
      `(1) 2 members shall be appointed by the President from among officers or employees of the executive branch and private citizens of the United States;
      `(2) 2 members shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;
      `(3) 1 member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;
      `(4) 2 members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
      `(5) 1 member shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;
      `(6) 1 member shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives;
      `(7) 1 member shall be appointed by the ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives;
      `(8) 1 member shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; and
      `(9) 1 member shall be appointed by the ranking minority member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
    `(d) Chair and Vice Chair- The Commission shall elect a Chair and a Vice Chair from among its members.
    `(e) Qualifications-
      `(1) IN GENERAL- Individuals shall be selected for appointment to the Commission solely on the basis of their professional qualifications, achievements, public stature, experience, and expertise in relevant fields, including behavioral science, constitutional law, corrections, counterterrorism, cultural anthropology, education, information technology, intelligence, juvenile justice, local law enforcement, organized crime, Islam and other world religions, sociology, or terrorism.
      `(2) LIMITATION- Not more than 6 members of the Commission shall be from the same political party.
    `(f) Deadline for Appointment- All members of the Commission shall be appointed not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this subtitle.
    `(g) Quorum and Meetings- The Commission shall meet and begin the operations of the Commission not later than 30 days after the date on which all members have been appointed or, if such meeting cannot be mutually agreed upon, on a date designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Each subsequent meeting shall occur upon the call of the Chair or a majority of its members. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold meetings.
    `(h) Powers of Commission-
      `(1) IN GENERAL-
        `(A) HEARINGS AND EVIDENCE- The Commission or, on the authority of the Commission, any subcommittee or member thereof, may, for the purpose of carrying out this section, hold hearings and sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, receive such evidence, and administer such oaths as the Commission considers advisable to carry out its duties.
        `(B) CONTRACTING- The Commission may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts, enter into contracts to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this section.
      `(2) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES-
        `(A) IN GENERAL- The Commission may secure directly from any executive department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality of the Government, information (including classified information), suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the purposes of this section. The head of each such department, bureau, agency, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality shall, to the extent authorized by law, furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics directly to the Commission, upon request made by the Chair of the Commission, by the chair of any subcommittee created by a majority of the Commission, or by any member designated by a majority of the Commission.
        `(B) RECEIPT, HANDLING, STORAGE, AND DISSEMINATION- Information shall only be received, handled, stored, and disseminated by members of the Commission and its staff consistent with all applicable statutes, regulations, and Executive orders.
    `(i) Assistance From Federal Agencies-
      `(1) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION- The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis administrative support and other services for the performance of the Commission's functions.
      `(2) OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES- In addition to the assistance required under paragraph (1), a Federal department or agency may provide to the Commission such services, funds, facilities, and staff as they may determine advisable and as may be authorized by law.
    `(j) Postal Services- The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as departments and agencies of the United States.
    `(k) Nonapplicability of Federal Advisory Committee Act- The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Commission.
    `(l) Public Meetings-
      `(1) IN GENERAL- The Commission shall hold public hearings and meetings to the extent appropriate.
      `(2) PROTECTION OF INFORMATION- Any public hearings of the Commission shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the protection of information provided to or developed for or by the Commission as required by any applicable statute, regulation, or Executive order.
    `(m) Staff of Commission-
      `(1) APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION- The Chair of the Commission, in consultation with the Vice Chair and in accordance with rules adopted by the Commission, may appoint and fix the compensation of a staff director and such other personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its functions, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that no rate of pay fixed under this subsection may exceed the maximum rate of pay for GS-15 under the General Schedule.
      `(2) STAFF EXPERTISE- Individuals shall be selected for appointment as staff of the Commission on the basis of their expertise in one or more of the fields described in subsection (e)(1).
      `(3) PERSONNEL AS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES-
        `(A) IN GENERAL- The executive director and any employee of the Commission shall be employees under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of chapters 63, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, and 90 of that title.
        `(B) MEMBERS OF COMMISSION- Subparagraph (A) shall not be construed to apply to members of the Commission.
      `(4) DETAILEES- Any Federal employee may be detailed to the Commission without reimbursement from the Commission, and during such detail shall retain the rights, status, and privileges of the regular employment of such employee without interruption.
      `(5) CONSULTANT SERVICES- The Commission may procure the services of experts and consultants in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, at rates not to exceed the daily rate paid a person occupying a position at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code.
      `(6) EMPHASIS ON SECURITY CLEARANCES- The Commission shall make it a priority to hire as employees and retain as contractors and detailees individuals otherwise authorized by this section who have active security clearances.
    `(n) Commission Personnel Matters-
      `(1) COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS- Each member of the Commission who is not an employee of the Government shall be compensated at a rate not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for a position at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day during which that member is engaged in the actual performance of the duties of the Commission.
      `(2) TRAVEL EXPENSES- While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission.
      `(3) TREATMENT OF SERVICE FOR PURPOSES OF RETIREMENT BENEFITS- A member of the Commission who is an annuitant otherwise covered by section 8344 or 8468 of title 5, United States Code, by reason of membership on the Commission shall not be subject to the provisions of such section with respect to membership on the Commission.
      `(4) VACANCIES- A vacancy on the Commission shall not affect its powers and shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. The appointment of the replacement member shall be made not later than 60 days after the date on which the vacancy occurs.
    `(o) Security Clearances- The heads of appropriate departments and agencies of the executive branch shall cooperate with the Commission to expeditiously provide Commission members and staff with appropriate security clearances, to the extent possible under applicable procedures and requirements.
    `(p) Reports-
      `(1) FINAL REPORT-
        `(A) IN GENERAL- Not later than 18 months after the date on which the Commission first meets, the Commission shall submit to the President and Congress a final report including--
          `(i) its findings and conclusions;
          `(ii) legislative recommendations for--
            `(I) immediate and long-term countermeasures to violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence; and
            `(II) measures that can be taken to prevent violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence from developing and spreading within the United States; and
          `(iii) any final recommendations for any additional grant programs to support these purposes.
        `(B) ANNEX- The report submitted under subparagraph (A) may include a classified annex.
      `(2) INTERIM REPORTS- The Commission shall submit to the President and Congress--
        `(A) by not later than 6 months after the date on which the Commission first meets, a first interim report on--
          `(i) its findings and conclusions and legislative recommendations for the purposes described in paragraph (1)(A); and
          `(ii) its recommendations on the feasibility of a grant program established and administered by the Secretary for the purpose of preventing, disrupting, and mitigating the effects of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence and, if such a program is feasible, recommendations on how grant funds should be used and administered; and
        `(B) by not later than 6 months after the date on which the Commission submits the interim report under subparagraph (A), a second interim report on the matters described in that subparagraph.
      `(3) INDIVIDUAL OR DISSENTING VIEWS- Each member of the Commission may include in each report under this subsection the individual additional or dissenting views of the member.
      `(4) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The Commission shall release a public version of each report required under this subsection.
    `(q) Availability of Funding- Amounts made available to the Commission to carry out this section shall remain available until the earlier of the expenditure of the amounts or the termination of the Commission.
    `(r) Termination of Commission- The Commission shall terminate 30 days after the date on which the Commission submits its final report under subsection (p).
`SEC. 899D. CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENT RADICALIZATION AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM IN THE UNITED STATES.
    `(a) Establishment-
      `(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall establish or designate a university-based Center of Excellence for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States (in this section referred to as the `Center') using merit-review processes and procedures and other limitations established for designating university-based centers for homeland security under section 308(b)(2)(B). The Center shall assist homeland security officials of Federal, State, local, and tribal governments through training, education, and research in preventing violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in the United States.
      `(2) USE OF EXISTING CENTERS- In carrying out this section, the Secretary may create a new Center designed exclusively for the purpose described in subsection (b) or identify and expand a university-based center for homeland security of the Department in existence on the date of enactment of this subtitle by designating a working group within that center to achieve the purpose described in subsection (b).
    `(b) Purpose- It shall be the purpose of the Center to study the social, criminal, political, psychological, and economic roots of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in the United States and methods that can be used by homeland security officials of Federal, State, local, and tribal governments to mitigate violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism.
    `(c) Activities- In carrying out this section, the Center shall--
      `(1) contribute to the establishment of training, written materials, information, analytical assistance and professional resources to aid in combating violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism;
      `(2) use theories, methods and data from the social and behavioral sciences to better understand the origins, dynamics, and social and psychological aspects of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism;
      `(3) conduct research on the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism; and
      `(4) coordinate with other academic institutions studying the effects of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism, where appropriate.
`SEC. 899E. PROTECTING CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES WHILE PREVENTING IDEOLOGICALLY BASED VIOLENCE AND HOMEGROWN TERRORISM.
    `(a) In General- In carrying out this subtitle, the Secretary shall ensure that the efforts of the Department to prevent ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism as described in this subtitle do not violate the constitutional rights, civil rights, and civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.
    `(b) Commitment to Racial Neutrality- The Secretary shall ensure that the activities and operations of the entities created by this subtitle are in compliance with the commitment of the Department to racial neutrality.
    `(c) Auditing Mechanism- The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Officer of the Department shall develop and implement an auditing mechanism to ensure that compliance with this subtitle does not result in a disproportionate impact, without a rational basis, on any particular race, ethnicity, or religion and include the results of its audit in its annual report to Congress required under section 705.'.
    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 899 the following:
`Subtitle J--Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism
      `Sec. 899A. Definitions.
      `Sec. 899B. Findings.
      `Sec. 899C. National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Ideologically Based Violence.
      `Sec. 899D. Center of Excellence for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States.
      `Sec. 899E. Protecting civil rights and civil liberties while preventing ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism.'.

Monday, November 26, 2007

3875

3875 DEAD US SOLDIERS (that's just the ones who died "in theatre" OH GODDAMNIT TO HELLFIRE ON A STICK, don't you just FUCKING HATE HATE HATE that term!? Like it's a fucking Shakespear or some shit?!?!?! NO COCKSUCKER, THIS IS ***REAL***!!!!) FOR THE BU$Hitler CRIME FAMILY'S *ILLEGAL* WAR/OCCUPATION OF IRAQ FOR OIL.
(And does ANYONE report ANYTHING from Afghanistan anymore?!?!!?)
Notice something!? The number KEEPS GOING UP! And it will CONTINUE TO GO UP...until this fucking BULLSHIT finally comes to a long overdue end. Beyond belief that it was even allowed to happen in the FIRST FUCKING PLACE.
Just for the record, I am going to keep posting posts like this UNTIL THIS BULLSHIT ILLEGAL OCCUPATION COMES TO ITS MUCH OVERDUE END.
Just what in the FUCK is it going to take America?!?!?!?!?!?!? 4,000?! 10,000?! 40,000?!
Oh I'm sorry to bother you, American Fucking Idol is on and you just got a call on your goddamn iFoney!!!
Republitards and their culture of life?????????????????????

OUTRAGE OF THE EON! House & Senate pass bill that make us ALL "terra-ists"!

Even though this is a year old, it's still worth taking a look at. Think about this shit! This shit opens some SERIOUSLY BAD DOOR and off to ye ol' slippery slope to DICTATORSHIP.

Oh hell to the fuck to the NO NO NO! This shit PASSED! Note the sponsor in the Senate?! If you guess the Republitard-wannabe from CT, you guess CORRECT!
Sickening. This is AGAIN why we all NEED to be ARMED TO THE FUCKING TEETH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would rather DIE being called a goddamn "terrorist" by some scumbag Nazi sack of shit like Blackwater or whatever other people who shit upon every single liberal thing this country was founded upon, than submit to THIS horse's assed SHIT. It's comin' DOWN hops...

READ THIS AND PASS IT ON:
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http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2006/11/15/14383/979

'Eco-terrorism': House and Senate pass bill aimed at further criminalizing animal-rights actions

Hope you weren't planning a protest

Posted by Todd Hymas Samkara at 3:43 PM on 15 Nov 2006

If there's one creature that animal-rights activists should not try to save (and should instead attempt to quietly euthanize), it's a lame duck.

The House of Representatives on Monday passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, extending current federal law to specifically criminalize not only interfering with "animal enterprises" -- a commercial or academic enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit, food or fiber production, agriculture, research, or testing -- but also interfering with organizations that do business with "animal enterprises," such as their lawyers or insurance companies.

As AP says:

Violators could be sentenced up to a year in jail for economic damages of less than $10,000, and up to five years in prison if a threat produced a "reasonable fear" of bodily harm. Prison sentences of up to 10 years could result if someone is actually injured.

And while AP goes on to say that "the bill specifically condones peaceful animal rights protests," a look at the bill itself (see: HR 4239) reveals much muddier language. Instead it would allow "lawful economic disruption that results from lawful public, governmental, or business reaction to the disclosure of information about an animal enterprise," which could reasonably be interpreted to mean things like distributing information.

Sounds OK; organizations can post information about animal-rights abuses on their websites. Awesome. But even passing out leaflets while on an animal enterprise's property could be deemed "unlawful" if they don't want you there, leaving open the possibility of being prosecuted under this law for peaceful activity.

Similar scenarios would also likely be included in this broad bill: sit-ins on company property, as these too would likely be deemed illegal due to the whole trespassing issue.

So peaceful, it seems, has nothing to do with it.

Since a version of this crazy-ass bill has already been given the go-ahead by the Senate, the bill has been passed on to President Bush. Any veto predictions?

--
I reject your reality and substitute my own!
And a BA BA BOOEY to y'all!
Your Lord and Master,
Lu Cifer, YOU CAN HAVE THE US CONSTITUTION WHEN YOU PRY IT FROM MY COLD DEAD FUCKING HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's stuff from Randi's site

- CACI v Randi RhodesRandi’s victorious decision

- Watch and enjoy Randi's "We Believe" speech given at The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Peace Action of Michigan, November 11th, 2007.



McCLELLAN MISLED:
Scott McClellan writes that he was asked to misinform the press regarding who outed Valerie Plame. McClellan passed along information that was NOT TRUE to cover for Bush and Cheney, Card, Libby and Rove.

Here is the excerpt from Scott McClellan’s book. It will be released on April 21st 2008.

White House spokesperson Dana Perino, at an off-camera briefing, said that she discussed McClellan's book with Bush and Perino said the President, "has not and would not knowingly pass false information". (The key word is "knowingly")

A BuzzFlash Editor’s Blog: Scott McClellan Didn't Out Bush, Cheney Did.

(NOT) SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS:
Unbelievable: Wounded soldiers are being asked to give some of signing bonuses back if they cannot serve out their time due to their injuries.

Pfc. Jordan Fox talks about the military asking for signing bonuses back.

WAR ON TERROR:
Troop levels in Iraq will fall by about 5,000 by the end of next month. There will still be some 157,000 US troops in Iraq.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin says Democrats will not cut war funding for troops.

Though US forces have made progress against the Taliban, many goals that the Bush administration set for 2007 have not been met.

A sad story about a decorated GI who lost friends, recovered from injury and was redeployed. (To try to make this war REAL).

The Polish Prime Minister says he will pull all Polish troops from Iraq in 2008.

IRAN:
Ari Fleisher teaching and focus testing how to sell WAR IN IRAN.

The US is ordering more jet fuel to be sent to Gulf for F-18's. They are also ordering extra ship fuel.

AFGHANISTAN:
The Taliban has expanded their territory. There is an increase in opium poppy cultivation and Hamid Karzai is useless. Mission Accomplished!

Reports say that a resurging Taliban is in more than half of Afghanistan.

PAKISTAN:
Musharraf to become a civilian President this Thursday.

“I have come to save this country,” is what former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday as he returned to Pakistan after years in exile.

LYING & SPYING:
Almost two-thirds of Americans believe that the government new about the 9/11 attacks but did not to stop them.

The Feds are tracking cell phone calls with warrants that some judges are granting without requiring proof of probable cause.

Houston police are going to use drone panes…but for what?

Congress has revealed some $80 million to be spent to boost spy tech and training for 2008.

ECONOMY:
Though less money was spent per shopper this holiday weekend, more people went out shopping this year than last. The average shopper spent about $348.00 this weekend.

Oil prices nearing $100 a barrel.

PRIVATIZING THE MILITARY:
Guards employed by a private contractor, Unity Resources Group, were found to be involved in a June and October shooting.

BIG MEDIA:
The FCC is set to vote tomorrow on a plan to regulate the cable industry more stringently.

Rupert Murdoch is looking to shape Sky News in the Fox News mold.

IMPEACHMENT:
Impeach Bush and Cheney. If not now, when? Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

THE ’08 CANDIADATES:
Huckabee and Romney in a virtual tie in Iowa.

The primaries are only weeks away! Here's a guide to the scenarios that could alter the current situation in both party showdowns.

Behind in fundraising, the GOP is turning to wealthy candidates who can spend their own money getting elected.

Oprah is set to stump for Obama.

SIDEBARS:
A great article by William Rivers Pitt entitled, “Bad, Worse, Worst and Beyond”.

A person close to Senator Trent Lott is saying that he will resign from Congress by the end of the year.

Karl Rove is not going to be hired at TIME.

Bush asks Courts to delay a case that would hold businesses accountable for hiring illegal’s.

Al Gore is headed back to White House, but not for the reason we’d like.

Broadway strike talks resume.

Making a u-turn, Condi Rice and the Bush administration are now getting actively involved in the Israelis/Palestinian peace process.

A new book says that the Secret Service knew of a plot to assassinate JFK in Chicago in November of 1963.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show.

past show posts...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

BOMBSHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!

McClellan implicates Bush, Cheney in Plame lie; "I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff, and the president himself." Why couldn't Scott stand up at the time and yell, "Don't make me lie"?

Ron Paul Only Congressman to Vote Against 1964 Civil Rights Act!

OH SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IN YOUR FUCKING FACE YOU RON PAUL NERDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One more time:

DENNIS
KUCINICH
FOR
PRESIDENT
2008!!!!!!!
HTTP://WWW.DENNIS4PRESIDENT.COM


Ron Paul 1964 civil rights act - Google Search Address:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=ron+paul+1964+civil+rights+act&btnG=Search

H wants to privatize everything: local streets, Police, schools, libraries, Fire Departments, you name it!

So, the filth fucking rich will own it all and probably also be the only ones to get any benefits of the formerly public lands.

If he was against minorities rights, you can be sure he is against poor non minorities rights now also.

The Only Member of Congress Not voting for the 1964 Civil Rights Act? DAYUM!

And that was 43 Years ago! Quite progressive, no?!

Oh and when did he have time to deliver those 4,000 babies he claims to have?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Say HI to Mike Malloy!!!!

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21654287
(From Nov. 7, 2007)

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=17672419
(From Sept. 8, 2007)

Mega THANKS out to Baron Von Bunghole for ganking this audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMERICANS! SPEAK OUT! FUCK FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today's Randi headlines/articles

From TheRandiRhodesShow.com:

- CACI v Randi Rhodes
Randi’s victorious decision

- Watch and enjoy Randi's "We Believe" speech given at The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Peace Action of Michigan, November 11th, 2007.



THE CANDIDATES: PLAYING DIRTY?
Does Hillary have something major on Obama… or is Robert Novak trying to stir the pot? Here is Novak’s piece, “Hillary vs Obama”.

Did CNN rig the Dem debate last Thursday? Some evidence is emerging that all the questions were asked by PLANTS.

Presidential long-shot Mike Huckabee’s new ad featuring Chuck Norris.

Our good friend Brent Budowsky wrote in The Hill, “The Clinton News Network Holds a Vladimir Putin Debate”.

Karl Rove's debut article in Newsweek, "How To Beat Hillary (Next) Novemver".

THE OCCUPATION:
The US military released data yesterday showing that the weekly number of attacks in Iraq had fallen to its lowest level since Jan. ’06. It’s the 3rd week in a row where attacks were at a reduced level.

2 Iraqi civilians were killed yesterday when US military opened fire on a car. A Shi'ite official said it was "barbaric, brutal and illegal". US officials said that an incident happened but would hot comment further.

The $50 billion dollar war funding package was shot down by Senate Republicans on Friday. If passed, it would have required President Bush to start a phased redeployment of U.S. forces within 30 days of enactment. It fell 7 votes short of the 60 needed.

In his weekly radio address Bush attacked Congress for holding up funding for the war, saying Congress was “failing to meet its responsibilities to our troops.”

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden has a 5-point plan for bringing our troops home and not leaving chaos behind.

Democrats say they will not stop trying to end the war despite repeated failures in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to overcome Republican procedural hurdles.

The US military is hoping to use Pakistani tribes against al-Qaeda.

US Army deserter level is at it’s highest since 2003.

Years after the war started, Iraqis still don’t have clean drinking water.

The Real Cost of War…the battles inside a soldiers head!

WIRETAPPING & IMMUNITY:
Immunity gets dropped from versions of FISA bill. Even with improvements, the bill still authorizes illegal surveillance of Americans’.

PAKISTAN:
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has dismissed 5 of the 6 petitions challenging Musharraf’s re-election.

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte visited Musharraf last weekend telling him that the US strongly advises him to end emergency rule and step down as military leader.

THE BROTHERS KRONGARD:
The tale of Buzzy and Cookie continues. Cookie’s lawyer asks that the brothers not be asked to testify about discrepancies in their versions of what Cookie knew about Buzzy, and when.

Buzzy resigns from Blackwater advisory board.

THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION:
The Bush administration hopes they have stopped their downward spiral, but Bush’s approval ratings remain at record lows.

And another one’s gone! Bush’s top aide for domestic security and counter-terror activities, Fran Townsend, resigns!

Puff pieces and softballs: Bush and the NY Times make for strange bedfellows.

SIDEBARS:
From Bill Moyers Journal, despite public opposition the Chairman of the FCC, Kevin Martin, is going to allow BIG media to swallow up MORE MEDIA. You have until December 11th to let the FCC, Congress, and the White House know what you think. Contact the FCC here.

Frank Rich’s column in the NY Times entitled, “What That Regan Woman Knows”.

Another award for Gore: He will be given the Founders Award at the International Emmys tonight.

Al Gore is also going to be back at the White House! Bush is going to honor Nobel Prize winners. This is the first time Gore will visit Bush in the WH since 2001.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to keep the Senate in session over the Thanksgiving holiday to keep Bush from making recess appointments.

On this weekend’s Face The Nation, Bob Schieffer chastised Congress for doing nothing going into their two week Thanksgiving break.

Detroit is named the most dangerous city in the US. Don’t expect them to change the “Welcome to Detroit” signs, though.

Hollywood writers are going to resume talks November 26th. Meanwhile, talks between Broadway stagehands and the League of American Theatres and Producers have broken off.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show

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Monday, November 12, 2007

People who can suck my ass and swallow

#1) Donald Kerr

Intelligence official: U.S. must redefine privacy --Residents [!] need to adjust to loss of anonymity, government leader says 11 Nov 2007 As Congress debates new rules for government eavesdropping, a top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States changed their definition of privacy. Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Kerr’s comments come as Congress is taking a second look at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. [I think not. We'll adjust the Bush dictatorship, instead. And, speaking of residents, the *resident* occupying the White House needs to be arrested and tried for treason. --LRP from LegitGov.org GREAT SITE!]
Here's another article w/ more detail:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/11/national/main3486142.shtml

I just LOVE this asshole's "logic"! Since kids CONSENT to 'give up personal data on Myspace, Facebook' or whatever, then it's OK for the government & corporations to jack your personal data WITHOUT your consent! Oh yeah, and ya know, we just have to is gives up all our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (NOT privledges, btw!) to "fights them thar terra-ists" or WHATEVER! Blow me! Fuck off asshole!

#2) The Boston Police.

Nice. They don't let Veterans For Peace march in the Veteran's Day parade. And veteran's DIED and are wounded fighting for?! Freedom?! I guess not. It's amazing in this Police State Formerly Known As The Land Of The Free And Home Of The Brave that Vet's For Peace are even allowed to go to the "Free Speech Zone". Sickening. The blow-back from this will be just as bad as the blow-back from #1!

3) This BITCH Martha Thuente, coordinator for the nonprofit Veterans Day Parade Committee

In Long Beach, CA, once AGAIN, Vet's For Peace was DENIED their RIGHT to march!
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_7406094?nclick_check=1
"We do not want groups of a political nature, advocating the troops' withdrawal from Iraq..."
Well fuck you too! And not in a loving way either, scumbag. Odd how any Vets FOR this goddamn ILLEGAL WAR can march with no questions asked. *SNIFF SNIFF* Is that a DOUBLE STANDARD that I smell?! Why yes it is! As Mike Malloy says best "These are the SEEDS FOR A REVOLUTION"!!!!!!!! Man, this country really HAS Out-Orwell'ed Orwell! "PEACE IS WAR, WAR IS PEACE!" Tragic.
Makes you wonder if Long Beach and Boston would allow the fucking KKK in their Veterans Day parades BEFORE THEY LET IN A PEACE GROUP! Welcome to AmeriKKKa.

4) Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Ft. Lauderdale)

To the credit of Ed Shultz (no relation...I think) which is something I RARELY say, he did not let this SELL OUT DINO (Democrat In Name ONLY!) off the hook when he interviewed her Friday. She went on and on about how Kucinich's bill to Impeach DICK is NOT what the American public wants. BULL FUCKING SHIT BABE! Com'on Fort Lauderdale, you need to vote this shill for BU$Hitler OUT!

5) Bill O'LIEly!

"What'd this loony do NOW?" you ask?!
Well, he spent the first SEGMENT of his SHIT TV SHOW on Thursday in a sad pathetic piss-poor attempt to sic the FBI on Mike Malloy! Ok, like Mike is the only one who has "violent fantasies" when it comes to the scumbag press shills?! Blow me Bill! Don't forget to send "Fox Security" since Malloy mentioned *GASP* KEITH OLBERMANN!!!!!!!!!!
http://hotair.com/archives/2007/11/06/radio-equalizer-libtalker-mike-malloy-has-violence-fantasies-about-wh-spokeswoman/

http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2007/11/liberal-host-discloses-violence.html
Oh BTW Mr. Loofah-sponge, THANKS FOR THE FREE PUBLICITY FOR THE MIKE MALLOY SHOW HEARD NATIONWIDE ON THE NOVA M RADIO NETWORK! MORON!
Also, it's OK I guess for Mr. Sexual-harasser to say that it's ok for al Qaead (aka al CIA-DUH!) to "blow up San Francisco"?! And it's ok for him to talk massive bullshit about liberal places like Vermont, Bloudler CO and Madison WI?! My gods, this man must suck dick HARD to keep his gig!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday stuff from Randi's site!

From TheRandiRhodesShow.com:

- CACI v Randi RhodesRandi’s victorious decision

- We need Al Gore to run for President. Sign up to Draft Gore for '08!

- Join Randi this Sunday, November 11th for Peace Action of Michigan’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Click for tickets and info.


HOUR ONE GUEST: Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)

HOUR THREE GUEST: Former radio talk show host, now running for Congress in Michigan's 9th District, Nancy Skinner.(http://www.skinnerforcongress.com)

It's Friday, Ya Bastards!

WEEK IN REVIEW:

MUKASEY:
It's Torture! The Senate confirmed Mukasey. Earlier: Mukasey survived his first hurdle as the Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination 11-8. Schumer and Feinstein’s announcement that they would be backing Mukasey was carefully timed to avoid scrutiny.

24 former intelligence officials had sent a letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter asking them not to send Mukasey’s nomination to the full Senate until he makes clear his opinion on whether waterboarding is torture.

Our good friend Brent Budowsky wrote: Democrats Surrender or Torture.

EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION:
Frontline did a great story on extraordinary rendition. Abu Omar tells a story about how he was kidnapped on the 17th of February 2003, “Then I disappeared from history.” Watch the FRONTLINE video “The Detainees Speak”.

Here is an interactive map to find out which countries are part of the CIA's worldwide network of "black sites".

Here is a timeline of when rendition started and progressed through the years.
Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:

Stephen Grey, author of Ghost Plane, The True Story of the CIA Rendition and Torture Program talks about the 5 Facts and 5 Fictions of CIA Rendition.

Here is an excerpt from Grey’s book, Ghost Plane.

WIRETAPPING:
Wiretapping whistle-blower, former AT&T technician Mark Klein, is in Washington to tell his story and persuade lawmakers not to grant legal immunity to telecoms that helped the government spy.

Klein has been trying to tell his story since 2004.

Here is the whole report Mark Klein wrote WITH THE SCHEMATICS of the room AT&T used and the diagrams he used to route the splitters.

DICK!
Presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich this week introduced a privileged resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.

Republicans voted to force a debate on the Cheney impeachment measure. Then Democrats voted to refer to the House Judiciary Committee, where Chairman John Conyers has expressed his reluctance to take the matter up. Republicans wanted an immediate vote with hopes to spark a HOUSE floor fight.

The vote took about an hour. Republican lawmakers credit Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) for coming up with the idea to try and make the Dems look bad by debating the issue of a Cheney impeachment.

The House Judiciary Committee released this statement on the Kucinich resolution to impeach Cheney.

If you’re not sure how the impeachment process works, here is the impeachment process broken down.

Congressman Robert Wexler sent an email to his constituents saying he will urge the Judiciary Committee to hold immediate hearings on a Cheney impeachment.

Dennis Kucinich isn’t stopping with a resolution to impeach Cheney. He is planning on a similar resolution to impeach Bush too.

PAKISTAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY!
Pakistani Police raided the homes of opposition party leaders, lawyers were taken into custody, police confiscated the equipment of journalists covering the raid and ordered them to leave the premises, and all independent television news stations remained off the air after Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency and suspended the constitution.

Pakistani police beat protesting lawyers. PM Shaukat Aziz said the elections would take place on schedule, though Musharraf has not commented.

Bhutto called for a mass protest if Musharraf does not end his state of emergency and hold elections.

Bush finally called Musharraf and urged him to restore democracy, hold elections and resign from his military post.

Pakistan attorney general Malik Mohammad Qayyum has said that the elections will be held in February and the state of emergency will be lifted in 1 or 2 months.

Musharraf is planning a Feb. 15th election date. Benazir Bhutto, who was set to hold a rally today, was put under virtual house arrest with police surrounding her home and not letting her leave.

Joe Biden has a new approach to resolve the crisis in Pakistan.

WAR ON TERROR:
Red Alert at the Orange Julius! The FBI has released its annual holiday shopping mall terror alert.

A Post-Iraq GI Bill by Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel.

The Defense Department is blocking the testimony of a Marine who claims that torture derailed the prosecution of a terrorist.

The House is pushing forward a defense spending bill which includes $55 billion in emergency war funding that would demand but not require a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

2007 has been the deadliest year for American troops since the war began. Over 850 troops have been killed so far.

Homeland Security Department has said that over 15,000 people have requested their names be taken off the Terror Watch List. Members of Congress are calling for a speedier appeal system due to the major backlog.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims that Iran has 3000 centrifuges working to enrich uranium.

An Army of 1-to-5: the Military is lowering the bar on recruits again. Now people with minor criminal backgrounds may be sought to join.

AT THE PUMP:
A barrel of oil hit $98. Gasoline prices hit $3 a gallon –the first time prices have been that high in a November.

SIDEBARS:
Karl Rove’s opinion piece on the Democratic Congress’ failure to lead.

John Conyers, for the 9th time, wrote a letter to WH counsel Fred Fielding with regards to subpoenas sent in the US attorney firings.

On Thursday, the House approved a bill protecting gay workers from employment discrimination. Bush says he will veto it.

Have A Great Weekend!

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KKKarly Rover doesn't like us big bad liberal bloggers! WAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Oh please, suck my prick Karlypoo...and no, that was NOT an offer...I've heard the rumors, so...
(No offense to gay people!)
Read this: http://www.thenation.com/blogs/notion/?pid=250536
So now Mr. Dirty Tricks Shithead himself is playing the same card BU$Hitler the Elder Nazi played a few years ago! You people are PATHETIC! So THIS is now a medley of their material?! LAME! Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! Oh gee, and ain't it just ODD how Turd-fondler has NO problemo with RIGHTWING FASCIST BLOGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!
Well blow it out your ass you leather-bear after Jeff Gannon cornholes you!
WE WILL continue to speak TRUTH TO POWER! YOU CANNOT STOP US! DEAL WITH IT!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

3855

3855 DEAD US SOLDIERS (that's just the ones who died "in theatre" OH GODDAMNIT TO HELLFIRE ON A STICK, don't you just FUCKING HATE HATE HATE that term!? Like it's a fucking Shakespear or some shit?!?!?! NO COCKSUCKER, THIS IS ***REAL***!!!!) FOR THE BU$Hitler CRIME FAMILY'S *ILLEGAL* WAR/OCCUPATION OF IRAQ FOR OIL.
(And does ANYONE report ANYTHING from Afghanistan anymore?!?!!?)
Notice something!? The number KEEPS GOING UP! And it will CONTINUE TO GO UP...until this fucking BULLSHIT finally comes to a long overdue end. Beyond belief that it was even allowed to happen in the FIRST FUCKING PLACE.
Just for the record, I am going to keep posting posts like this UNTIL THIS BULLSHIT ILLEGAL OCCUPATION COMES TO ITS MUCH OVERDUE END.
Just what in the FUCK is it going to take America?!?!?!?!?!?!? 4,000?! 10,000?! 40,000?!
Oh I'm sorry to bother you, American Fucking Idol is on and you just got a call on your goddamn iFoney!!!
Republitards and their culture of life?????????????????????

Great stuff from Randi's site!

- CACI v Randi RhodesRandi’s victorious decision

- We need Al Gore to run for President. Sign up to Draft Gore for '08!

- Join Randi on Sunday, November 11th for Peace Action of Michigan’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Click for tickets and info.


HOUR ONE GUEST: Democratic strategist, former aide to US Senator Lloyd Bentson, Brent Budowsky. Brent’s latest piece in The Hill is “Now President Bush Is Losing Pakistan”.

HOUR TWO GUEST:
Former Federal Prosecutor and author of “US v Bush”, Elizabeth de la Vega.

MUKASEY:
Mukasey Survives First Hurdle! The Senate Judiciary Committee approved his nomination 11-8. It now goes to the FULL SENATE.

Friday evening surprise: Schumer and Feinstein’s announcement that they would be backing Mukasey was carefully timed to avoid scrutiny.

24 former intelligence officials sent a letter to Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter asking them not to send Mukasey’s nomination to the full Senate until he makes clear his opinion on whether waterboarding is torture.

According to John Nichols from The Nation, Mukasey is much worse than Gonzo.

IT'S TORTURE!
The agonizing truth about CIA renditions. In some ways it's even worse than Hollywood has portrayed!

PAKISTAN:
Pakistani police beat protesting lawyers again yesterday. PM Shaukat Aziz said the elections would take place on schedule, though Musharraf has not commented.

The constitution has been ripped to shreds," Chaudhry said.

Bush is urging Musharraf to hold scheduled elections and give up his military post “as soon as possible” but didn’t indicate there would be any change in American policy as a result of Musharraf’s actions.

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Joe Biden said, "Musharraf is in a situation where the military, it matters to the military, if they have the P3's, these aircraft and these F16s [that the U.S. has promised to deliver] and I would make it clear that if he, in fact, is going to continue to keep Marshall Law in place and not hold these parliamentary elections. If I were president, I'd make it clear I would withhold these sales."

1 out of 4 lawyers jailed and many judges detained in their own homes. Pakistan courts are in lockdown! Police earned cash bonuses for beating and arresting hundreds of lawyers Monday who had gathered outside of Lahore's courthouse, police sources said.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do Dept: Dana Perino says the White House opinion is that it is never reasonable to restrict constitutional freedoms in the name of fighting terrorism.

Here is the National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51

IMPEACH DICK!
Today is the day Kucinich plans to introduce a privileged resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. What is a privileged resolution? READ AND TRACK the resolution.

It’s Time To Impeach Cheney by Dennis Kucinich.

WAR ON TERROR:
A new USA Today / Gallup poll shows that 73% of the Americans polled said that the US should use sanctions and diplomacy to stop Iran’s nuclear program. 46% said that if diplomacy doesn’t work then military action should be used.

THE ’08 CANDIDATES:
We are 1 year away from the '08 elections and Hillary is still the person to beat.

Joe Biden says he is not interested in being Hillary’s VP – because Bill Clinton is such a “dominant and powerful and positive force” he would overshadow any VP.

AT THE PUMP:
Gasoline prices have hit $3 a gallon for the first time ever in November.

SIDEBARS:
President Bush presented CSPAN’s Brian Lamb with the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday.

Senator Larry Craig’s office sent out an email about a found watch—in the men’s room.

Fascism in America! Our new friend Naomi Wolf wrote: A "Paper Coup," and Blackwater Eyes Midtown Manhattan.

John Conyers, for the 9th time, has written a letter to WH counsel Fred Fielding with regards to subpoenas sent in the US attorney firings. Conyers is preparing to file a contempt report.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show.

past show posts...

2 AWESOME headlines/articles from Buzzflash!!!!!!!!!

SPOT ON AGAIN FOLKS! Buzzflash.com OWNS!

Bush Finally Tops Nixon -- In Unpopularity. The latest USA TODAY/Gallup survey finds Bush with a 31% approval rating -- and for the first time ever in the polling history, 50% say they "strongly disapprove" of a president. And the Dems in Congress are still caving into this guy!



Kucinich's Effort to Impeach Cheney to Go to Judiciary Committee After Bizarre Day of Political Maneuvering that Saw GOP Help Advance the Motion In Order to "Embarrass" Pelosi Who Wants to Sink the Cheney Impeachment Effort. Pelosi Should, Indeed, be Ashamed of Her Enabling of Bush and Cheney.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Sirius/XM merger update!

Props to my dawg Baron Von Bunghole for this catch! Don't foget 2 check out his stuff:


http://besttalknews.blogspot.com

http://www.cooltalkradio.com

___________________________________

Dept of Justice to approve soon?

Orbitcast.com reports that the Dept. of Justice may approve the Sirius/XM merger as early as next week. It is thought that the FCC would announce their decision 30 days later. Last week Mel Karmazin that the merger would take a day to happen after approval. Mel predicted that the merger would happen at the end of the year and now it looks like that was dead on.


Report: DoJ Antitrust Chief to approve merger

Reports have come in today claiming that Thomas Barnett, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division will approve the Sirius-XM merger, according to a Cowen & Company note issued today.

While no official announcement has been made, the reports have sent Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI) and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XMSR) stock soaring up nearly 6% today, despite a relatively weaker market. According to Cowen & Company analyst Tom Watts, the Antitrust Chief's approval would come "despite a staff recommendation against the deal."

In addition, it's reported that the announcement of a decision also might arrive as early as next week.

Watts notes that the pattern of the Antitrust Chief acting contrary to his staff's recommendations would be similar to the approval of the Whirlpool-Maytag merger of 2006. The Antitrust Chief ultimately approved the Whirlpool-Maytag merger, despite that DoJ staff was reported to be positioning to block the deal.

Cowen & Company continue to expect the Sirius-XM merger to be approved, and "take encouragement" from word that a decision come as soon as next week.

3849

3849 DEAD US SOLDIERS (that's just the ones who died "in theatre" OH GODDAMNIT TO HELLFIRE ON A STICK, don't you just FUCKING HATE HATE HATE that term!? Like it's a fucking Shakespear or some shit?!?!?! NO COCKSUCKER, THIS IS ***REAL***!!!!) FOR THE BU$Hitler CRIME FAMILY'S *ILLEGAL* WAR/OCCUPATION OF IRAQ FOR OIL.
(And does ANYONE report ANYTHING from Afghanistan anymore?!?!!?)
Notice something!? The number KEEPS GOING UP! And it will CONTINUE TO GO UP...until this fucking BULLSHIT finally comes to a long overdue end. Beyond belief that it was even allowed to happen in the FIRST FUCKING PLACE.
Just for the record, I am going to keep posting posts like this UNTIL THIS BULLSHIT ILLEGAL OCCUPATION COMES TO ITS MUCH OVERDUE END.
Just what in the FUCK is it going to take America?!?!?!?!?!?!? 4,000?! 10,000?! 40,000?!
Oh I'm sorry to bother you, American Fucking Idol is on and you just got a call on your goddamn iFoney!!!
Republitards and their culture of life?????????????????????

And great stuff from Randi's site today!

- CACI v Randi RhodesRandi’s victorious decision

- We need Al Gore to run for President. Sign up to Draft Gore for '08!

- Join Randi on Sunday, November 11th for Peace Action of Michigan’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Click for tickets and info.


PAKISTAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY!
Pakistani Police raided the homes of opposition party leaders, lawyers were taken into custody, police confiscated the equipment of journalists covering the raid and ordered them to leave the premises, and all independent television news stations remained off the air for a second straight day on Sunday after Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency and suspended the constitution.

Pakistan's Electronic Media Regulating Authority has banned the media from making any reports "that defame or bring into ridicule" President Pervez Musharraf, his administration or the military. If you are an editor and you violate this order you can spend a year in jail or get fined $83,000.

The US is disappointed at Musharraf’s decision of emergency rule and urges him to keep to his word of holding free elections next year and step down as chief of army staff.

Pakistani PM Shaukat Aziz is saying that Pakistani leadership is still committed to democracy and elections but there might be a bit of a time difference as to when they could take place.

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto feels that this move by Musharraf is going to help extremists and lead to confrontations between the regime and the people.

Yesterday, Condi Rice said that the US would have to review the billions of dollars of aid that they give to Pakistan due to Masharraf’s declaration of a state of emergency and the suspension of the constitution. Pakistan is scheduled to receive about $800 million in economic and military assistance.

FASCISM:
The WH sent out a “White House Iraq Update” but edited out portions of what was originally reported.

Here is Bill Moyers Journal from this past Friday about the real-world consequences of media policy through the lens of how it affects minority media ownership in America.

DICK:
The impeachment of Dick Cheney for High Crimes and Misdemeanors will be brought to the House floor by Dennis Kucinich as a privilege vote tomorrow.

IT’S TORTURE!
Another cave-in: Schumer and Feinstein back Mukasey.

John Bellinger, who is the top legal adviser within the US state department, refused to rule out waterboarding as a torture technique even if that meant it would be used by foreign intelligence services on US citizens.

WAR ON TERROR:
Us officials continue to say that there is no evidence that Iran is working on a nuclear program, despite Bush’s talk of WWIII.

THE ’08 CANDIDATES:
In a recent Washington Post / ABC poll, there does not seem to be a clear, runaway GOP leader in the race for President.

SIDEBARS:
Reruns and Reality Shows! Film and TV writers from the east and west coasts went on strike last night.

These stories, your calls and much more on today’s Randi Rhodes Show

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GREAT rant by Mike Malloy from his site re: Pakistan's martial law & the BU$Hitler Crime Family!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS OUTFREAKINSTANDING...and, sad but true. Got ammo?! Enjoy:

MikeMalloy.com

November 05, 2007

This has been is an exhilarating weekend (and today, a glorious continuation of events in Pakistan) for Dick Cheney, George Bush and the clot of neo-Fascists now in control of USA, Inc. The military dictator Bush has often called his most important non-NATO ally has declared the sort of martial law over which Cheney and the rest of these US-bred thugs can only salivate and look at with ferocious envy.

General Pervez Musharraf has suspended Pakistan's toy Constitution, declared a state of emergency, violently beaten and arrested political dissidents, rounded up leading opposition figures, ended even token acknowledgement of human rights violations, stopped the broadcasts of nearly a dozen television news stations, and announced the elections planned for early 2008 are suspended, canceled, off the table for at least the next two or three years.

Why has all this happened in the last 72 hours? Because Musharraf could feel the cold wind of the possibility of his removal from office blowing through the country. His reaction came directly from the Handbook For Dictators.

The Bush Crime Family is purple with jealousy.

Today's New York Times reports a government spokesman, Tariq Azim Khan, when asked Sunday why 500 people had been arrested, said the arrests were “preventive measures” because the people presented “a threat to future law and order.”

One imagines Lynn Cheney had to bar the bedroom door at that news, with Dick locked out. Such news gets the VP very, very excited. "Preventive detention" is as effective as Cialis in short-circuiting the erectile dysfunction with which all the BCF alpha males seem to be cursed.

The Times also reports one of General Musharraf’s main justifications for suspending the Constitution and firing the members of the Supreme Court was the need to combat extremists sympathetic to the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In his announcing the state of emergency, he blamed the Supreme Court for hampering the government’s anti-terror efforts by releasing terror suspects.

The BCF also is bat-shit envious of the controls on the news media that were reported Saturday night. The dictator issued orders that journalists who brought “ridicule or disrepute” to General Musharraf and other officials could face up to three years in prison.

The possibility of the events this weekend in Pakistan being reenacted in the US is real as long as the BCF remains in power. In fact, with each day that passes without the BCF's removal from office - peacefully and legally - that possibility is slowly morphing into probability.

We'll talk about it tonight.

- MDM