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by Scott Creighton
I feel the need to post this topic, not in order to draw attention to a certain comment left here by a visitor or to point out just how silly one looks when they repeat claims that have no basis in reality, but because we need to be ever vigilant about keeping our bearings on Truth. The power of disinformation is that if used correctly, it can change history. And this is why we must always be vigilant in pointing it out, whenever we can, wherever we see it, so that we never forget; and we never allow the atrocities of our past to be repeated.
And besides, no one is EVER going to come on this site, my site, and deliberately spread propaganda to my readers. I didn’t spend a year and a half building this site so that Fox News lemmings could swing by here and spout propagandist “factoids” (or Obama-trolls either, for that matter). So, without further adieu, let’s get started, shall we?
by Patrick Martin from WSWS.
President-elect Barack Obama announced Wednesday the appointment of former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker to head a White House advisory board to oversee the new administration’s policies for stabilizing financial markets. The selection of the 81-year-old Volcker puts an inveterate enemy of the working class at the side of the new president, and demonstrates the class character of the right-wing government that Obama is assembling.
read the rest of the story at WSWS, here.
by Scott Creighton (reposted from Nov. 28, 2008)
Barack Obama is never going to prosecute George W. Bush for authorizing the use of torture, or so says Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and Robert Litt, a former top Clinton administration Justice Department prosecutor.
“These things are not going to happen,” said Leahy, D-Vt.
“Both for policy and political reasons, it would not be beneficial to spend a lot of time hauling people up before Congress or before grand juries and going over what went on…To as great of an extent we can say, the last eight years are over, now we can move forward — that would be beneficial both to the country and the president, politically.” Robert Litt
Torture? Water boarding? These are the crimes of the Bush era you want investigated? That’s like wanting to prosecute Al Capone for misdemeanor assault.
Water boarding? The act of “pretending” to kill someone? Make them think they are going to die?
Well, if the new administration is hesitant about prosecuting that, how about say…, blowing the legs off children for money? How’s that one grab you? Think that’s “prosecutable” these days, or is this country just completely devoid of conscious, morality, and the rule of law?
How about targeting civilian infrastructure to create civil and social collapse on an epic scale? How about killing innocent men, women, and children and doing so with malice of forethought? How about causing untold levels of human suffering the likes of which can only be compared to the worst atrocities in history, all for the economic gain of certain multinational corporations?
How about “Shock and Awe“? How about that, Barack?
“Rhetoric and actions. Rhetoric we know, what are the actions?”
“1st choice, Joe Biden. One of the strongest supporters of the war in Iraq in the Senate… the choice of Biden must have been a conscious attempt to show contempt for the base of people who were voting for Obama… as an anti-war candidate.”
“Rahm Emanuel, one of the strongest supporters of the war in the House… one of the leading recipients in congress of funding from the financial institutions and hedge funds. He himself was an investment banker…”
“Obama’s choices to run this (economic crisis) were Robert Rubin and Larry Summers… the Secretaries of Treasury under Clinton. They are among the people who are substantially responsible for the crisis.”
“Dean Baker pointed out that selecting them is like selecting Osama bin Laden to run the war on terror.”
“There was a meeting on Nov. 7th of a couple dozen (Obama) advisers who will deal with the financial crisis… Bloomberg News had an article reviewing their records and they concluded that most of these people shouldn’t be giving advice about the economy, they should be getting subpoenas. Because many of them were involved with some kind of financial fraud, and that includes Rahm Emanuel, for example.”
by Scott Creighton
We are being scolded already by the new Father-Figure-in-Chief. It’s his house and if we want to live under His roof, we have to obey His rules; no questions, no sassy back-talk.
I guess the days of this presidency being about us and not about Him are long gone. Yes dear, the honeymoon is over. So shut up and make Him a sandwich.
Obama spoke at a press conference today about those of us who dare question His choices for certain cabinet appointments.
“What we are going to do is combine experience with fresh thinking. Understand where the vision for change comes from, first and foremost,”Obama said. “It comes from me. That’s my job,…” . Raw Story.
by Scott Creighton
I woke this morning to the sounds of Church announcing the arrival of Thanksgiving.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving Day and I don’t have a turkey in the oven. There are no tell-tale smells of holiday festivities wafting through my modest dwelling. No cranberry sauce, no three-bean casserole, no giblet gravy, no pumpkin pie. No, there is much to be thankful for, but the traditional holiday feast will just have to wait till next year.
But it didn’t have to be so.
(Chris Mathews commented that “his job is to make this presidency work“. So much for truth in reporting. MSNBC is nothing more than the “All-Obama-All-The-Time” channel, and now we know why; money)
by J. Raimondo at AntiWar.
One is hardly ever shocked anymore: that seems to be the defining characteristic of modernity. Yet I got to experience that rare sensation the other day when I read this blog item on LewRockwell.com. Aha! I thought. So that‘s why the MSNBCers are hailing the Big Bailout at the top of their lungs – their parent company, General Electric, also owns GE Capital, which was declared “too big to fail” and given its bailout infusion the day after the election.
The timing of this announcement was fairly interesting, as noted by conservative-libertarian columnist Jim Pinkerton. Pinkerton was rightly outraged when, in response to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ comment that his job is to “make this presidency work,” he told a Fox News panel:
(Republican trickle-down supporters just LOVE Obama’s team. “It sends a message to the market that there will be continuity of the effort” by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson…”)
by A. Bolton from The Hill.
Senior Senate Republicans who battled former President Clinton on budget and tax issues are applauding the return of his economic team to President-elect Barack Obama’s White House.
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), a leading congressional Republican on economic issues, lauded Obama’s appointment of Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary and Lawrence Summers as head of the National Economic Council.
( “shocking level of disrespect for those who stood in harm’s way,”)
by D. Zucchino from the LA Times.
Marine Cpl. James Dixon was wounded twice in Iraq — by a roadside bomb and a land mine. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, a concussion, a dislocated hip and hearing loss. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Army Sgt. Lori Meshell shattered a hip and crushed her back and knees while diving for cover during a mortar attack in Iraq. She has undergone a hip replacement and knee reconstruction and needs at least three more surgeries.
In each case, the Pentagon ruled that their disabilities were not combat-related.