"(Jan. 16, Wash. DC) The Department of Justice entered a motion to drop all charges against Susan Lindauer yesterday morning, Jan. 15, 2009. The filing at the federal district court in lower Manhattan ends the government's attempt to prosecute her for allegedly acting as an "unregistered agent" for Iraq. Since her arrest in early 2004, she has repeatedly asked for a trial to present evidence ..."
The appointment of television celebrity, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, MD, as Surgeon General of the United States looks like the boldest step yet in the creation of a "virtual" cabinet by President-elect Barack Obama. It's looking like cabinet members are being selected on the basis of "marketability and comfort" rather than qualifications and ideology, with two or three exceptions.
A government gains legitimacy through the ascent to shared rules and laws by the vast majority of citizens. No government can retain legitimacy, however, when the legislature fails to enforce and live by the very laws that they are sworn to protect. Democrats and Republicans are now unified along party lines in their defiance of the laws. Is this the new national unity we've been hearing about?
Hildebrand starts out by arguing that, "This is not a time for the left wing of our Party to draw conclusions about the Cabinet and White House appointments." What time would that be? When we're all facing eviction? After the next new war we simply have to fight? When even more of those responsible for past failures are placed in positions of authority?
Rick Warren has advanced offensive attitudes since 2005 at least. The most recent remarks about gays are part of a much broader pattern. But Warren is the Billy Graham replacement, the new national preacher. Of course he's the lead act at the inauguration. It's his job.
CEO's of GM and Ford were asked directly if they would promise to maintain or increase use of U.S. suppliers in return for a U.S. taxpayer bailout. They failed to make the commitment. It doesn't take a PhD in the obvious to figure out that they're either not smart enough or serious enough to pull off the much needed federal assistance.
(Wash. DC) The full exoneration of a clear traitor to the Democratic Party predicts how Congress will treat the dire challenges facing the country. There will be little is no opposition to the arranged marriage between corporate and government interests. There will be no remedies for the problems that were created as a result of this arrangement.
What Obama promised matters. What the people expect matters more. What matters most is the crucial statement of the people. This election was a resounding no vote on executive lying, misdirection, deception, fabrication, and non stop failures.
Don't tell me that the vote total in 2008 is the same as 2004. It makes no sense with all the new registrations, the huge increases in primary voters, the excitement. But they did tell all of us that. Where did the votes go?
The array of problems already exposed and those awaiting citizens on Nov. 4, 2008 comprise a sever indictment of the bureaucrats and politicians responsible for an election system that inspires real doubt by the public
The ACLU buried the Michigan Secretary of State n Federal Appeals Court. The court ordered Michigan to stop purging voters through a "voter caging" scheme and to restore those purged already. ACLU is just getting started. There 10's of thousands of voters who may be restored to the voter rolls.
It's time for the exit polls again. In 2004, the media sponsored national exit poll ratified a stolen election with a claimed (and wrong) 66% increase in big city turnout and four million new big city white voters, never seen before or since. Will the media owned exit polls do it again?
Right and left wing election forecasters agree - it's a big Obama win shaping up. These independent analysts are remarkably close, unlike 2004. This is too big to steal easily. All the tricks can't stop the wave of primary and newly registered.
"White shift" is occuring in a big way in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. Nearly 1 million votes are converting to Obama from the one voting block McCain has left. A wonderful irony and the right time.
There's one major obstacle blocking a theft of the 2008 presidential election. It's highly significant and challenges even the most devious minds. That obstacle is "net new" Democratic primary voters in 2008. "Net new" Democratic primary voters represent the difference between primary turnout in 2004 and 2008.
Why does the government keep delaying the Susan Lindauer trial. They accused her of being an "unregistered Iraqi agent." She denies that emphatically and has asked for a trial to prove her innocence for four years. What are they hiding?
The will of the people is just "collateral damage" if members of Congress determine that details like democracy and honesty are less important than the instructions of their leadership and the Wall Street firms that created this problem in the first place. (See analysis of proposed bill) Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
We're being blackmailed into accepting the responsibility and debt for the worst managed financial institutions in the history of this country. The starting price, our debt, is $700 billion dollars.
What's really about to happen is that the failed financial institutions will be rewarded for their bad behavior. As a result, they and others will be encouraged to do it again. It's just a matter of time. Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
(Wash. DC) Well, they finally did it. The Money Party exposed the nauseating underbelly of first world finance. It's a cross between a Ponzi scheme and a complex math puzzle, all geared to let those in charge rake off as much money as they can, whenever they can, while they leave us out in the cold. Unfortunately, this time their greed and lack of control has the world poised for a systemic economic meltdown.
McCain took a "bridge to nowhere" thinking it was the path to his salvation. Given his total abandonment of any degree of consistency and civility in this campaign, it's hard to have much sympathy. Palin was a bad move no matter how hard the Orwellian faction spins it.
Susan Lindauer was accused of being an "unregistered foreign agent" for Iraq in 2003. She had a lot to say about her efforts as a U.S. intelligence asset. That earned her seven months in a federal prison for psychiatric evaluation. After recommending against forcing her to take heavy duty medications, federal prosecutors sought an court order to do just that. What's up with federal prosecutors ordering that? Who's next?
The president of Georia had the bright idea to start a military conflict with Russia. The Russians didn't pass up the opportunity to knock him around in a way he'll never forget. Now we're giving him $1.1 billion to rebuild. Are we in the business of propping up the grandiose and deluded? Not one dime for Georgia!
Ron Paul is holding a "counter convention" in Minneapolis, the other Twin City. It began Sunday and is going strong. McCain may fret over this "in your face" intrusion on the official convention in St. Paul but he has more worries about the votes Paul will take away from the imperial Republican ticket in November.
Just when you'd think we've hit bottom, the White House outdoes itself. Doctored Oct. 2002 White Paper was actually written in July 2002 - 3 full months before evidence and conclusions arrived from the intelligence community. A new low in a long line of simply awful behavior.
This is the book they can't stop. MSM won't take advertising and nobody wants the top selling true crime author of all time as a guest anymore. Yet Vincent Buglisi's, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, is #10 on the NYT best sellers list. Series: Michael Collins Articles (12 Articles, 114645 views), Vincent Bugliosi Interviews (6 Articles, 17206 views)
"Manson was very evil. I wouldn't say Bush is evil in that he doesn't want to kill people. But I will call him a despicable human being who's extremely coldhearted and couldn't care less, couldn't possibly care less that thousands upon thousands of people are dying horrible, violent deaths because of what he did, couldn't possibly care less." Vincent Bugliosi Series: Vincent Bugliosi Interviews (6 Articles, 17206 views)
"Apparently its okay for George Bush to take this nation to war on a lie, to be responsible, criminally responsible for well over 100,000 deaths, but it's not okay to prosecute him. Not only isn't it okay to prosecute him, it isn't even okay to talk about prosecuting him. This is unbelievable what's going on in this country." Vincent Bugliosi Series: Vincent Bugliosi Interviews (6 Articles, 17206 views)
The House Judiciary Committee held hearings on the Kucinich Impeachment Resolution today on Capitol Hill. In a carefully crafted presentation, from Chariman Conyers to the star witnesses, the message was clear. Bush has created a tyranical rule and he's accused of murder for using WMD as the rationale for war, when he knew that was untrue. According to Vincent Bugliosi's persuasive summary, this constitutes murder. Series: Vincent Bugliosi Interviews (6 Articles, 17206 views)
Part 2 of Election Fraud & Tyranny presents more election fraud outrages from 2006 and warnings for 2008 based on Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Loser Take All." It's all about your democracy and Miller's use of outstanding citizen researchers and activists to make the very best case (better than any government agency, btw).
Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Loser Take All," identifies and analyzes election fraud, the foundation of extremist power in the United States since 2000. Torture, war, illegal wire tapping, the housing meltdown - none of that would have happened without election fraud.
The New York Times enabled the war in Iraq by the flat out false reporting of Judith Miller. Then The Times editor Bill Keller withheld the illegal Bush wiretapping story before the 2004 election. Now, on a smaller scale, The Times continues the tradition with a hatchet job on Bush political prisoner Susan Lindauer. Their report on the June 17th competency hearing is just appalling. What's up with them?
A long time associate of the accused, associate professor of computer science at Toronto's York University, Parke Godfrey, Ph.D., testified that Susan Lindauer predicted an attack on the United States in the southern part of Manhattan. According to his testimony, she said that the attack would be very similar to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Godfrey said that Lindauer made the last prediction on August 2001.
Collins: Of all the affronts and stress you've experienced in this open ended prosecution, what's been the most offensive element? Lindauer: "I am furious about the abuse that I have suffered. I regard this as a Soviet-style attack on my rights to dissent from the government. Snip Go to trial or drop the charges, which are ridiculous anyway. They don't have a case, and they know it."
There's little doubt left that Susan Lindauer is a real life political prisoner for her work to avoid catastrophe in Iraq. They couldn't keep her confined and she's not about to turn the tables and demand that the truth be told about her confinement and the disruption of her life. June 17, 2008 is the date when she gets to present her side of the story in court in New York City.
The ruling by the Texas Supreme Court is an assault on widely prevailing standards of conduct and common sense.
After reviewing the evidence and risks, any person "of ordinary prudence and caution" would say: Get the children out of there immediately; keep them away until an investigation is completed and their safety is assured!
Where is the justice?
We've come to expect this out of the lock-step Republicans who are "made men" in the culture of death. Weren't the Democrats supposed to make a difference? It is now abundantly clear that the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party is still in the minority and that the people - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have no party.
In order to remain connected to reality, it's time to admit and proclaim the obvious fact -- our country is approaching a lawless state. The highest court issued a blatantly political decision that denies the vote in a way that places one political party at a significant disadvantage as we approach a presidential election and, more importantly, threatens to disenfranchise millions.
A 2006 Zogby poll of 707 likely voters in Pennsylvania asked this question: "Do you think the 2004 election was stolen?" Forty percent said yes ... add the 40% of likely Pennsylvania voters who thought 2004 was stolen with the 35% to 40% who routinely stay home because they doubt the system. That produces a majority of citizens who have serious doubts about a system created to serve the elected and not the electors.
Abu Zubaydah had to become what the administration needed him to be: an al Qaeda mastermind imprisoned just months after 9/11 and a font of invaluable information vital to national security. His birth reflected an act of political desperation. The administration had nothing up to that point.
Evelyn Pringle delivers a breathless critique of Barack Obama based on his past connections to civic and business figures in Illinois. This effort follows her series opener on Obama, The Wizard of Oz. In that effort we learned that "Obama is a political psychopath." Unfortunately, we don't get any specifics directly linking Obama to any of the charges in the article; just a litany of allegations against past or present contrib
The vulgarity of Hillary's campaign created rare agreement by some in the mainstream and alternate media. Clinton's tactics are particularly vicious and her charges and sound bites appear to be an "intelligent design" for the Committee to Elect John McCain President.
We have been warned again and again that seeing the world as an "us versus them" proposition is a fatal error. It's polarizing. It leads to "class warfare." It absolves "us" of the collective responsibility we all have in a democracy. Can't have it, not allowed.
Well, here's some news for "them". It is precisely an "us versus them" world.
Did you know Bush won 2004 in the big cities? Did you know he had an 80% increase white voters in big cities in 2004? It's no surprise he "lost" votes in New York City. As Mayor Bloomberg said on Feb. 20, 2008, "If you want to call it significant undercounting, I guess that's a euphemism for fraud."
Now they've done it. The Money Party road show just hit a speed bump at 90 mph and that speed bump was us. There are no more "booms" to hype. No more schemes to hook investors into the stock market. The high tech boom is dead and biotech turned into road kill thanks to a president who talks to God and believes that evolution is just "a theory." Series: The Money Party (34 Articles, 73631 views)
Why? It's been nearly eight years since the debacle of Florida and nearly six since the miracle Chambliss win against Cleland. Surely we have reliable, verifiable voting systems in place? It's been almost four years since the nationwide disaster of the 2004 election with irregularities still emerging.
Hasn't all this been fixed?
Viewed from that perspective, there are at least two goals for H.R. 1955:
1) Chill domestic free speech by loyal, law abiding individuals or as the authors might have thought: "We're sick and tired of all these letters and accusations. Let's give them something to think about for a change. Whenever they make these accusations, they'll have to think about being tagged as a terrorist supporter."
Yesterday, the House Committee on Homeland Security issued a response to critics of H.R. 1955 - the "Violent Radicalization" bill designed to censor the Internet. Today, you can read a response and deside for yourself. It's not good news from the House. Either they don't know what the bill does or they're not being serious.
We're being sold plain old "Huck" champion of the common man, "good guy." In fact, Huckabee is an extremist who believes we're in World War III right now and says Islamic "fascists" are a bigger threat than the Nazi's. He executes the mentally ill and jokes about suicide. He may be the last stand of a corporate structure desprate to continue the Iraq war.
Didn't the press secretary just accuse Bush, Cheney, Card, Rove, and Libby of collective action to conceal the truth, i.e., a conspiracy? Didn't the concealed truth concern a major intelligence operation designed to keep us from getting nuked? If this doesn't rate intensive coverage and comment, what does?
The main attraction was a panel discussion which included with hard right activist Grover Norquist. For political junkies, this offered the prospect of a NASCAR moment you know a big crack up over the scam concept of voter fraud involving a riled up Norquist and a passionate voting rights activist. It didn't happen. The hall reeked of civility. More on that later.