Questionable Content

An inexpert attempt at contradicting the contradictions

October 2008

leave a comment »

10/31

Wanted: A Climate Bailout
by Mark Hertsgaard

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/31-6
.

Strange Strike
by Farrah Hassen

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/31-3
.

Scandal of Six Held in Guantanamo Even

After Bush Plot Claim Is Dropped
No evidence that men living in Bosnia plotted attack on Sarajevo embassy
by Robert Fisk

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/31
.

The Bailout: Bush’s Final Pillage
by Naomi Klein

*A despot’s work is never done

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/31-1
.

GOP Voter Suppression: More Miss than Hit
by Zachary Roth
Talking Points Memo

*No thanks to the Demoratic leadership … where’s that “change we can
believe in”?

“And the slogans are replaced, by the bye”

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/31-3
.

A Last Push To Deregulate

White House to Ease Many Rules
by R. Jeffrey Smith
The Washington Post

*A despot’s work is never, ever done

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/31-0
.

Climate Change At The Poles IS Man-Made

Scientists refute sceptics by proving that human activity has left its
mark on the Arctic and Antarctic
by Steve Connor
The Independent /UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/31-1

10/30

*Well, I voted early today … for McKinney/Clemente, the best choice to
my mind.

My vote won’t give California to McCain and his holy hellion.  If it
could, I’d have held my nose with my left hand, appropriately enough,
and filled in the little arrow next to The Audacity of False Hope with
my right.

But while I would disagree, I won’t criticize anyone who rejects that
calculus, and would vote Green or for Nader regardless.

Some folks just have a weaker stomach than I have.

Third parties don’t lose elections for Democrats … their putrid
policies do.*

Universal Voter Registration as the Real Answer to Fraud Concerns
by Rob Richie and Adam Fogel

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/30-4
.

Will a New Administration Give Us the ‘Safest Food Supply in the World’?
by Jim Goodman

*A rhetorical question

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/30-3
.

Big Insurance Shows Its Hand – Or at Least Its Finger
by Donna Smith

*Warm and fuzzy fantasy ads … cruel and heartless reality checks

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/30-6
.

Vermonters Stand Up To War Profiteer General Dynamics
by Jonathan Leavitt
Toward Freedom

*Youth speaking truth to power

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/30-8
.

NGOs Call for Radical Reforms as IMF Offers New Loans
by Jim Lobe
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/30-2
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Can Dems Reclaim the South? Once Solidly GOP, Virginia and NC Emerging
as Battleground States

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/30/can_dems_re_claim_the_south

Arrest of Neo-Nazis in Obama Assassination Plot a Reminder of Enduring
White Supremacist Culture in US

*And not a one of these terrorists is a Muslim.

Imagine that.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/30/nazis

Following Deadly US Attack on Syria, Questions of Bush Admin Motives in
its Waning Months

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/30/following_deadly_us_attack_on_syria
.

FAIR Blog
AP: Obama Misleads by Not Promising Austerity

*Fact deficit

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/30/ap-obama-misleads-by-not-promising-austerity/

Religious Ideology Stumps ‘Conventional Reporters’

*Power politics and right-wing religion don’t mix … they match.

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/29/religious-ideology-stumps-conventional-reporters/

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/30/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Security and Auditability of Electronic Voting Machines

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1853

10/29

Millions Lose Homes, As Families Plead for Help
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/29-2
.

Massive Shift to Clean Energy Could Start Tomorrow
by Wolfgang Kerler
Inter Press Service

*But who will control the clean energy industry?  It can’t be the same
ruthless corps who run things today.

It’s not just about how our energy’s created … just as important is
the creation of a democratic dynamic that puts consumers and energy
workers first.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/29
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
What About Constitutional Powers? Two Views

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1852
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Lawsuits, Machine Malfunctions and Missing Absentee Ballots Among Voting
Rights Issues Facing Jittery Election

*The question is asked, but not answered:

Where are the Demorats?

Well, for them, winning isn’t the ultimate goal, is it?

Maintaining the system that they’re part of is.

Ending the manipulation of the election process would severely damage
that system.

So they don’t try to do it.

Simplistic, I know … but give me another explanation.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/29/lawsuits_machine_malfunctions_and_missing_absentee

Jane Mayer on “The Insiders: How John McCain Came to Pick Sarah Palin”

*Outside in

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/29/jane_mayer_on_the_insiders_how
.

FAIR Blog
‘Let Them Eat Tiramisu’!

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/28/let-them-eat-tiramisu/

Chuck Todd and Tom Brokaw Know Latinos

*Those ungrateful so-and-sos … biting the hand that bleeds them

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/28/chuck-todd-and-tom-brokaw-know-latinos/

10/28

The Republicans’ Dirty Secret… Torture
by Johann Hari

*Trading the dungeon depths for Capitol Hill

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/28-8
.

EU Involvement in DRC Mining Project Draws Protest
by Michael Deibert
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/28-5
.

The End of International Law?
by Robert Dreyfuss
The Nation

*Even in this solid piece, isn’t it interesting that Dreyfuss doesn’t
say that the bombing, invasion and occupation of Afghanistan was, as
with Iraq, a violation of national sovereignty and thus also a crime
under international law?

Afghanistan certainly gets more attention in the “progressive” media
these days … but rarely is that simple principle evoked.

And you have to ask why, don’t you?

Even if you know the answer.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/28
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Voting Machines

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1851
.

FAIR Blog
Islam Coverage a ‘Disgrace’

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/28/islam-coverage-a-disgrace/

Fighting New Media Abusers

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/28/fighting-new-media-abusers/
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Drilling and Killing: Landmark Trial Against Chevron Begins Over Its
Role in the Niger Delta

*Gee, I haven’t seen anything about this on the front page (or front
section) of the San Francisco ChronicLiar … er, Chronicle.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/28/drilling_and_killing_landmark_trial_against

10/27

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
CCFC to Toy Marketers: Leave Kids Alone during Economic Crisis;
Companies Urged to Target Parents Instead this Holiday Season

*Jesus … doesn’t that last full paragraph just make you wonder what
the hell these people are thinking (and drinking)?

“We understand the need to create awareness of your products.”

How hard should I slap my forehead?

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/27-2
.

Tenuous Agreement on Maintaining US Troops in Iraq
by Phyllis Bennis

*Closing down the con game

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/27-12
.

The Trillion Dollar Tag Sale

How the Pentagon Could Help Bail Out America
by Nick Turse

*Dragging home the biggest drag on the economy

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/27-9
.

Fixing the Crisis Is Not So Easy

Five Problems Block Government Success
by Danny Schechter

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/27
.

Thousands Stuck In Camps of No Return
by Saeed Shah
The Guardian/UK

*Terror by proxy in Pakistan

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/27-7
.

Climate Deal May Be Too Late To Save Coral Reefs, Scientists Warn
by David Adam
The Guardian/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/27-6
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Kambale Musavuli on the “Forgotten War” in the Congo

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/27/kambale_musavuli_on_the_forgotten_war

Puerto Rican Labor Struggle: Teachers Vote Against Joining SEIU

*Laboring for workers’ rights

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/27/puerto_rican_labor_struggle_teachers_vote

Why Don’t Barack Obama and John McCain Talk About the Working Class?

*Stiffing workers while praising “working stiffs”

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/27/why_dont_barack_obama_and_john
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Attack on Syria

*A world without borders

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1850
.

FAIR Blog
Palin’s Censorious Nature

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/27/palins-censorious-nature/

$250,000 in PR vs. Peace

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/27/250000-in-pr-vs-peace/

The ‘Greater Sin’ in Election Fraud

*An old game and gaming of the system

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/27/the-greater-sin-in-vote-fraud/

Newsweek’s ‘Best Minds’

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/27/newsweeks-best-minds/

Arming Lebanon

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/27/arming-lebanon/

10/26

FAIR Blog
Opinion Pages Wake Up to ‘Ugly Innuendo’ on Islam

*Comment on the “courageous” Colin Powell left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/25/opinion-pages-wake-up/

November 4′s Other Ballot

*Waving the airwaves bye bye

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/25/november-4s-other-ballot/

10/24

YES! Magazine
12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/23-14
.

ACORN
ACORN Statement on New York Times Article Oct. 24

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/24-6
.

The Oakland Institute
Sustainable Agriculture: Meeting Food Security Needs, Addressing Climate
Change Challenges

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/24-5
.

Thinking About Shrinking: A Green Path Through Hard Times?
by Stan Cox

*Living with less … or not living?

Easy choice, don’ t you think?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/24-5
.

Wrecked Iraq
What the Good News From Iraq Really Means
by Michael Schwartz

*The pen is as deadly as the sword

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/24-12
.

It’s Not the “Greedy Poor People”
by William Fisher

*The criminals’ accomplices blaming the victims

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/24-5
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Lawyers Planning Last-Minute Challenges as Time Running Out for Troy
Anthony Davis

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/24/lawyers_planning_last_minute_challenges_as
.

Update: Court Stays Execution of Troy Davis
by Reuters

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/24-11
.

Following Widespread Complaints, New Lawsuit Seeks Paper Balloting in
Pennsylvania

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/24/following_widepsread_complaints_new_lawsuit_seeks

McCain Campaign Calls Obama a “Socialist” — But Why is That a Smear?

*I’d like to live in a country where politicians are accused of *not*
spreading the wealth … wouldn’t you?

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/24/mccain_campaign_calls_obama_a_socialist
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Greenspan Expert

*Somehow, this seems appropriate:

Expert, texpert choking smokers
don’t you think the joker laughs at you
See how they smile like pigs in a sty
See how they snide
I’m crying

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1849
.

FAIR Blog
‘The Horror’ of NPR’s Economic Reporting

*Credit where credit isn’t due

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/23/the-horror-of-nprs-economic-reporting/

Do ‘Economists Say’ Herbert Hoover Was Right? Really?

*Driving up the deceit deficit

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/24/do-economists-say-herbert-hoover-was-right-really/

10/23

Taking Politics Seriously: Looking Beyond the Election and Beyond
Elections
by Robert Jensen and Pat Youngblood

*Do read this … plain speaking is a lonely, if not lost, art.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/23-1
.

Cell Phone Boycott Protests War in Congo
by Alison Raphael
One World.net

*Silence to protest the silence

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/23-10
.

Pakistan Stares Into The Abyss

A spiralling conflict, economic collapse and blackouts threaten anarchy
by Andrew Buncombe, Anne Penketh and Omar Waraich
The Independent/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/23-4
.

Final Text of Iraq Pact Reveals a US Debacle
by Gareth Porter
Inter Press Service

*This may be an optimistic appraisal of the situation … time will
tell.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/23-3
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Is Obama a Socialist?

*Is a bear Catholic?  Does the Pope shit in the woods?

So if we’re not talking about socialism now … however you define it
… just when the hell are we?

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1847
.

FAIR Blog
How Third Parties Transform Politics

*Comment at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/22/how-third-parties-transform-politics/

‘Mail Back the Hate’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/22/mail-back-the-hate/

NYT Reporting Priorities in Columbia

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/23/nyt-reporting-priorities-in-colombia/
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Indigenous Colombians Begin 10,000-Strong March Against Uribe Government

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/23/indigenous_colombians_begin_10_000_strong

Report: McCain Suppressed Info on Fellow Vietnam POWs Left Behind

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/23/report_mccain_suppressed_info_on_fellow

Leading Pollster Predicts Obama Wins with 344 Electoral Votes

*Some useful intel on the polling process and related matters

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/23/the_spreadsheet_psychic_with_fivethreeeightcom_nate

10/22

Gay Marriage in Peril in California
Mormon Church Fears ‘Indoctrination’ of Youth Could Follow Gay Marriage
by Jim Carlton
Wall Street Journal

*Godawful corpress piece, but it does show that this whole sadly ironic
“Keep ‘em in the closet” campaign by Equality for All isn’t working.

You give the fagbashers the ability to paint homosexuals any way they
choose when you don’t show them as human beings who will suffer if this
passes.

Show these folks in all their humanity and diversity.  Spend your money
on that, instead of on these ads and the goddamn “experts” who advocate
them.

I’m pissing in the wind, I know.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/22-4
.

Any Pay Cuts on Wall Street Yet?
by Dean Baker

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/22-3
.

The Great Unmasking
by Linda Burnham

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/22-1
.

Canada to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, US Urged to Follow
by Environmental News Service (ENS)

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/22-8

Earthjustice
Groups Head to Court to Seek Protection From PVC Plant Pollution

Many cancer-causing toxins from vinyl manufacturers remain unregulated

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/22-14
.

Rich-Poor Divide Worst Among Rich Countries
by Jim Lobe
Inter Press Service

*What the smart elites are saying.

To them, it has nothing to do with humanity.  They realize that they
can’t maintain their status if the capitalist system is too greedy.

Give a little … quell the rising anger … and the danger of real
change is abated.

And … given the nature of our species … I can’t find much fault in
their logic, can you?

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/22-7
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Early Voting Sees Reports of Voter Intimidation, Machine Malfunctions

*Do read … important intel on vote theft

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/22/votes

Weeks After Prosecutor’s Resignation, US Drops Charges Against 5 Gitmo
Prisoners — But Won’t Release Them

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/22/weeks_after_prosecutors_resignation_us_drops

Does Obama’s Record-Setting Fundraising Mark the End of Public Campaign
Financing?

*Money talks, democracy walks … this is how the system goes green.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/22/does_obamas_record_setting_fundraising_mark
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Long Lines on Election Day: A Form of Voter Suppression?

*A rhetorical question if ever there was

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1846

Millions Dead in Congo Virtually Ignored in Election

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1845

10/21

DEMOCRACY NOW!
John Nichols on the GOP’s New McCarthyism and the 2008 Congressional
Races

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/21/john_nichols_on_the_gops_new

Iraqis Protest Proposed Deal to Allow US Troops to Stay in Iraq Until
2011

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/21/iraqis_protest_proposed_deal_to_allow

Barack Obama Accepts Endorsement of Colin Powell Despite the
Ex-General’s Role in Making the Case for Iraq War

*Less well known is the role Powell played in attempting to cover up My
Lai.  I’m not a big fan of Robert Parry these days, but he exposed this
some years back.

You might find his work on it at his site
(
http://www.consortiumnews.com).

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/21/barack_obama_accepts_endorsement_of_colin
.

Maybe the Rich Are the Problem
by Linda McQuaig

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/21-7
.

Spreading the Wealth Around? Why Not?
by Robert Buzzanco

*There are lies, damn lies, and statistics … that tell the truth about
those damn lies.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/21-2
.

If an Hour Is a Long Time in Politics, We Must Start Thinking in
Centuries

From banking to the climate, the wreckage of short-termism is stark, and
the need for a 100-year committee is plain
by George Monbiot

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/21-6
.

No Child Left Behind Fails Us All
by Demitrious C. Sinor

*Failing the test of humanity

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/21-8
.

The Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney
by Al Jazeera English

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/21-2
.

Chomsky On The Economy

Current Crisis Demonstrates Anti-Democratic Nature of Financial System
by Paul Jay
The Real News Network

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/21-1
.

No Golden Parachutes for the Working Poor
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/21-6
.

Crunch May Put Price Tag On Environment
by Alister Doyle
Reuters

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/21-0
.

FAIR Blog
Reprioritizing Corporate Media

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/21/reprioritizing-corporate-media/

Fox Spots the Flaw in the Plan

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/21/fox-spots-the-flaw-in-the-plan/

‘Anti-Hispanic Rhetoric Growing’ via MSM

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/21/anti-hispanic-rhetoric-growing-via-msm/

Halperin and Kurtz Invent a Double Standard

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/21/mark-halperin-and-howard-kurtz-invent-a-double-standard/

Media Unconcerned About McCain’s Saddam Lobbyist

*You guessed it … comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/20/media-unconcerned-about-mccains-saddam-lobbyist/

10/20

Corporate Curriculum: Teaching the ‘Science of Death’
by John F. Borowski

*Twisting young minds to wring out every last drop of deadly profit

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/20-5
.

Critical US Supreme Court Ruling Against Rovian GOP Vote Meddling May
Prove Temporary
by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/20-6
.

The Disillusioned Reality of the American Choice

Chomsky – People should vote against McCain and for Obama – but without
illusions. There is no shame in voting for the lesser of two evils.
by Paul Jay
The Real News Network

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/20-10
.

Climate Change Is Faster and More Extreme’ Than Feared

Climate change is happening much faster than the world’s best scientists
predicted and will wreak havoc unless action is taken on a global scale,
a new report warns.
by Paul Eccleston
The Telegraph/UK

*Not to worry … the Green Revolution (brought to you by Chevron, BP,
T. Boone Pickens and every other piece of shit smelling a profit off of
Greenwashing 2.0) is kicking into high gear.

The magic of the market will save us once again.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/20-9
.

Cotton Subsidies Remain Big Hurdle in WTO Doha Round
by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/20-6
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
The Fed System:  Banks Regulating Banks

*How many foxes can you fit in a henhouse?

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1843
.

FAIR Blog
Center-Right Country?  Center-Right Media

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/19/center-right-country-center-right-media/

NYT & Iran’s Iraq ‘Meddling’

*Sopping up and propping up the agitprop

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/20/times-back-on-the-iran-is-meddling-beat/

Most Quoted–Though Not Here

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/20/most-quoted-though-not-here/

10/19

Death Threat, Vandalism Hit ACORN After Accusations
by Greg Gordon
McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/18-10
.

FAIR Blog
The Hazards of Reporting on Palin Rallies

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/18/the-hazards-of-reporting-on-palin-rallies/

10/18

FAIR Blog
Immigration as a ‘Women’s Issue’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/18/immigration-as-a-womens-issue/

10/17

The Crisis and the Environment
Michael T. Klare

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/17-6
.

Closing the Courthouse Door
by Ralph Nader

*Bush League motto:  We never stop working against you

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/17
.

Who Gets to Vote?
by Amy Goodman

*Fear of a registered rainbow

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/17-4
.

Banks Reap Whirlwind of Govt Spending
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/17-1
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
World Food Day a Reminder of a Global Crisis Further Sidelined by
Campaign Frenzy, Financial Woes

*Feeding greed

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/17/world_food_day_a_reminder_of

“Smearcasting: How Islamophobes Spread Fear, Bigotry and Misinformation”

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/17/smearcasting_how_islamophobes_spread_fear_bigotry
.

FAIR Blog
An Ethnic Cleanser–but He Loves His Kids

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/17/1058/

Free Speech in Any Medium

*Digitizing democracy

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/17/free-speech-in-any-medium/

Immigrant Media for Immigrants

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/17/immigrant-media-for-immigrants/

Washington Post Endorses Obama– With the Usual Caveats

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/17/washington-post-endorses-obama-with-the-usual-caveats/

10/16

Brennan Center for Justice
Brennan Center: If Joe the Plumber Was a New Voter, Ohio Ruling Could
Block Him From Voting

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/16-5
.

Endangering Choice
Ellen Goodman

*Do you think that Goodman’s point about how the invisibility of women
who’ve had abortions jeopardizes that right echoes mine about how the No
on Prop 8 campaign has “disappeared” lesbian and gay faces and voices in
its ads?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/16-6
.

US Journalists and War-Crime Guilt
by Peter Dyer

*Keyboard killers

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/16-8
.

‘In a Way, It’s Surprising That There Aren’t More Bodies Piling up at
Military Bases All Over This Nation’

Military Town Newspaper Challenges US Military on Murder of Military
Women
by Ann Wright

*Criminal cause and effect:  Violence abroad begets violence at home

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/16-0
.

Terms Secret for Bank Hired to Manage Bailout
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/16-4
.

FAIR Blog
A Capitalist Argument Against Conglomerates

*Synergize this

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/15/a-capitalist-argument-against-conglomerates/

Schieffer’s Softball Style

*Hard-nosed reporting?

Make that “brown-nosed reporting”.

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/15/schieffers-softball-style/

On the ‘Repetition of Wildly Exaggerated Allegations’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/15/on-the-repetition-of-wildly-exaggerated-allegations/

Bush News to Air Post-Bush

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/15/bush-news-to-air-post-bush/

False Balance, Minus the Balance

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/15/false-balance-minus-the-balance/

Washington Post’s Joe the Plumber “Fact Check”

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/16/washington-posts-joe-the-plumber-fact-check/
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Will Mickey Mouse Vote?

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1841

Debate Fallout:  * Economic Discussion  * D.C. Education System  *
Colombia

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1842
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Third-Party Candidates Ralph Nader & Cynthia
McKinney Respond to Final McCain-Obama Debate

*If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/16/breaking_the_sound_barrier_third_party

15 Arrested Outside Presidential Debate in Protest Led by Iraq Veterans
Against the War

*Horseshit inside … horse hits outside

Welcome to the democratic process

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/16/15_arrested_outside_presidential_debate_in

10/15

Greenpeace
Pre-Debate Facts on Coal, Nuclear, and Clean Energy

*The dirty facts about “clean” coal and nuclear

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/15-11
.

Americans Unwilling to Face Reality
by John R. MacArthur

*The wilfully blinding leading the all-too-willingly blind

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/15-2
.

Can Obama See the Grand Canyon?

On Presidential Blindness and Economic Catastrophe
by Mike Davis

*Not saying this uncritically, but well worth the time invested to read.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/15-10
.

Paulson’s Plan B
by Nomi Prins

*No changing channels from The Old Boys’ Network

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/15-4
.

Going Beyond Climate Change
by Ramesh Jaura
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/15-5
.

Sunday’s C-Span Opportunity: 3rd-Party Candidates Debate
by Maria Recio
McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/15-8
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Bomber Pilot McCain: War Heroism or War Crimes?

*The truth shall set you free

But who’s going to set the truth free?

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1840
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
“How We Lost the War We Won: A Journey into Taliban-Controlled
Afghanistan”

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/15/how_we_lost_the_war_we

McCain Campaign Accuses Community Organizing Mainstay ACORN of Fraud in
Successful Mass Voter Registration Drive

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/15/acorn
.

FAIR Blog
The ‘Racial Subtext’ of Campaign Smears

*Comment relating this to Prop 8 (opposing same-sex marriage) left at
link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/14/the-racial-subtext-of-campaign-smears/

10/14

National Priorities Project
Energy Independence and the Real Cost of Oil

A new report shows US spends billions to defend access to global energy
reserves

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/14-4
.

9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
A Force for Peace Emerges from Within Iraq

“Week of Non-Violence” Activities To Take Place Throughout Iraq, October
11-16

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/14-9
.

This Stock Collapse Is Petty When Compared to the Nature Crunch

The financial crisis at least affords us an opportunity to now rethink
our catastrophic ecological trajectory
by George Monbiot

*Much more shit hitting a much larger fan

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/14-8
.

Record Numbers of People Are Looking For Food
by Roy Wenzl
The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)

*Not a lotta trickle … whole lotta down

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/14-4
.

University Student To Plead Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges
by Jon Collins and Alex Robinson
Minnesota Daily

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/14-0
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Priorities of the Financial System

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1839
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
James Bamford: “The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to
the Eavesdropping on America”

*A lot of important intel on the NSA here, but left unanswered, and
unasked, is why no one was told al-Mihdhar and al-Hazmi were in the US.

It’s stretching credulity to the breaking point to ascribe it to
incompetence or arrogance (supposedly blindly believing the next major
attack would be in the Southeast Asia rather than here).

Doesn’t it drive you friggin’ crazy when “progressive” journalists don’t
pursue such obvious lines of inquiry … and you have no way to ask them
what the hell’s wrong with them?

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/14/james_bamford_the_shadow_factory_the
.

FAIR Blog
‘False Equivalence’ in Campaign Reporting

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/14/false-equivalence-in-campaign-reporting/

Local Reporting on ‘Roots’ of Domestic Violence

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/14/local-reporting-on-roots-of-domestic-violence/

Unquantified Apathy and Unpolled Topics

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/14/unquantified-apathy-and-unpolled-topics/

10/13

On Columbus Day, Correcting Columbus’ Legacy
by Mark Anthony Rolo

*A blood-soaked myth half a millenium past its expiration date

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/13-6
.

Palin Drops the Puck
by Dave Zirin and Daniel Denvir

*I don’t know squat about hockey, so make up your own sporting obscene
gesture.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/13-3
.

The Cornucopia Institute
Collateral Damage: Organic Farmers Being Squeezed Out

Corporate Takeover Threatens Farmers, Mission

*Got organic?

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/13
.

Bottled Water Firm Steamed about Miami-Dade Water Ads

Radio commercials that touted Miami-Dade tap water have landed the
county in hot legal water with Nestle.
by Curtis Morgan
The Miami Herald

*Corporate mantra:  If you can’t beat ‘em, sue ‘em

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/13
.

US Surrenders Power to Appoint World Bank President
by Heather Stewart / Larry Elliot
The Guardian/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/13-1
.

Iraqi Government Fuels ‘War for Oil’ Theories by Putting Reserves up for
Biggest Ever Sale
by Terry Macalister / Nicholas Watt
The Guardian/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/13-2
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
“Open Bigotry: Islamophobia in the 2008 Presidential Campaign”

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1837
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Max Blumenthal on Sarah Palin’s Radical Right-Wing Pals and Her Ties to
the Pro-Secessionist Alaskan Independence Party

*Ye shall know them by their fruitcakes and nutcases

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/13/max_blumenthal_on_sarah_palins_radical

10/11

FAIR Blog
Exposing the Money Behind the Hate

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/10/685/

Election Nights of Past Bode Ill for Media

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/10/election-nights-of-past-bode-ill-for-media/

NPR Blames Iraqi Deaths on Iran, Kuwait – & Iraq

*Comment left at link

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/10/npr-blames-iraqi-deaths-on-iran-kuwait-iraq/

10/10

Center for Economic and Policy Research
Statement on the Need for Coordinated Stimulus

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/10-0
.

Crony Communist or Businessman?
by David Sirota

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/10-6
.

The Truth About ACORN’s Voter Registration Drive
by Bertha Lewis and Steve Kest

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/10
.

Anti-Democratic Nature of US Capitalism is Being Exposed

Bretton Woods was the system of global financial management set up at
the end of the second World War to ensure the interests of capital did
not smother wider social concerns in post-war democracies. It was hated
by the US neoliberals – the very people who created the banking crisis
writes Noam Chomsky
by Noam Chomsky

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/10-4
.

Corruption Blamed As Cholera Rips Through Iraq
by Patrick Cockburn in Baghdad
The Independent/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/10-5
.

Americans Increasingly Worried About Hunger
by Haider Rizvi
One World.net

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/10-1
.

Unchecked Arms Trade Fuelling Conflict, Poverty
by Isa Karlsson
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/10-4
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
As Stocks Plummet Across the Globe, Bush to Host Emergency Finance
Meeting at White House

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/10/bush_to_host_emergency_finance_meeting

APA Approves Measure Banning Psychologists from Interrogations

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/10/apa_approves_measure_banning_member_psychologists

US Lifts Ban on Nuclear Trade with India

*Professor Vanaik makes the crucial point that we have to oppose nuclear
power as well as nuclear weapons.

You can split an atom … but you can’t split the consequences.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/10/us_lifts_ban_on_nuclear_trade
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
Global Financial Crisis

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1836
.

FAIR Blog
Palin Smiles, Winks – Pundit ‘Mesmerized’

*Comment left at the link below

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/09/palin-smiles-winks-pundit-mesmerized/

10/9

Haidar’s Struggle
by Stephen Zunes

*Hidden horrors in the sands of the Sahara

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/09-1
.

The Edge of the Abyss

As Economic War Threatens, It’s Time to Fight Back. Let’s Start With
National Teach-Ins
by Danny Schechter

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/09-3
.

Blowin’ Like a Circle ‘Round My Skull
by Christopher Cooper

*Humans are the only species wilfully incapable of reason … and it’s
the task of our “leaders” to make goddamn sure as few as possible of us
come anywhere near it.

And thus, it is doomed … taking most of the rest of the species along
with it.

(Happy thoughts … happy thoughts …)

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/09-4
.

The Surge That Failed

Afghanistan Under the Bombs
by Anand Gopal

*Please read this … it gets to the heart of the hell that is
Afghanistan.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/09-5
.

Global Crises Compound Refugees’ Woes: UN
by Ida Wahlstrom
One World.net

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/09-10
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Greg Palast on Vote Rigging and Suppression Ahead of the 2008 Election

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/9/greg_palast_on_vote_rigging_and

Report: Voter Purging Process Is Shrouded in Secrecy, Prone to Error and
Vulnerable to Manipulation

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/9/report_voter_purging_process_is_shrouded

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Voter Rights, Faulty
Electronic Voting Machines, Voter Fraud and GOP Voter Challenges

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/9/ohio_secretary_of_state_jennifer_brunner
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
* Election Protection Wiki  * Registration Concludes in Many States

*One-stop shopping for voting intel

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1835
.

FAIR Blog
Collaborative Journalism Can Drive National News

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/collaborative-journalism-can-drive-national-news/

Town Hall – Minus the Town

*I left a couple comments … check ‘em out, if you’re so inclined.

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/town-hall-minus-the-town/

Environmentalists’ Money No Good at ABC

*Greens’ green a no go

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/environmentalists-money-is-no-good-at-abc/

10/8

Make Absentee Voting Easier for All
by Sam Oliker-Friedland

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/08
.

Wall Street Flops Cannot Become Patient ‘Swaps’
by Donna Smith

*Healthcare sacrificed to wealthfare

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/08-8
.

Sarah Palin’s Extreme Sports
by Dave Zirin

*Kill a critter for Christ

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/08-2
.

This Sucker Could Go Down
by Peter Costantini

*Casino Royale (Reaming)

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/08-4
.

Latin Leftists Gloating Over ‘Comrade’ Bush’s Bailout
by Tyler Bridges
McClatchy Newspapers

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/08-3
.

Bailing Out a Boat Full of Holes
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/08-1
.

FAIR Blog
Media’s Obsession

*Raging against the “ragheads”

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/medias-obsession/

Facilitating the Trivial

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/522/

‘A Curve Suitable for a Parrot’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/08/a-curve-suitable-for-a-parrot/
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
The Financial Crisis:  Now What?

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1834

Voter Challenges:  The Montana Example

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1833
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
European, Asian Markets Plunge as Recession Fears Spread Worldwide

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/8/european_asian_markets_plunge_as_recession

Faltering Economy Takes Center Stage in McCain-Obama Debate

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/8/debate

McCain-Obama Debate Highlights Similar Stances on Foreign Policy

*Quibbles over the care and maintenance of empire

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/8/mccain_obama_debate_highlights_similar_stances

10/7

Why America’s Problem Is Cultural, Not Political
by Stephen Gabow

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/07
.

Can ‘Shana Tova’ and ‘Eid Mubarak’ Coexist in Israel/Palestine?
by Sam Leibowitz and Mazin Qumsiyeh

*One state … one hope

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/07-6
.

Secrets of Iraq’s Death Chamber

Prisoners are being summarily executed in the government’s high-security
detention centre in Baghdad.
by Robert Fisk

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/07-0
.

Voting the Fate of the Nation

Will Economic Meltdown, Race, or Regional Loyalty Be the Trump Card in
Election 2008?
by Chalmers Johnson

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/07-4
.

Nader’s Message Brings Maine Voters To Their Feet

The presidential candidate blasts the powers in Washington for the
recent financial crisis.
by Kelley Bouchard
Portland Press Herald (Maine)

*I guess I’ve finally decided to hold my nose with one hand and fill in
the little arrow next to Obama’s name with the other, but I have no beef
with anyone who votes for Nader or McKinney.

What I wish I had was the option of a negating vote.  That is, that I
could vote *against* McCain and his holy roller without voting *for* The
Lesser Evil ™ … and my vote would negate one vote for the
neo-Shrubbericans.

What do you think of the idea?

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/07-12
.

Environment: Twisted As Unnaturally as the Banks
by Julio Godoy
Inter Press Service

*Living with less or dying with more …

Easy choice … you’d think.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/07-2
.

US, NATO Attacks Killed 3,200 Afghan Civilians Since 2005: Study
Agence France Presse

*2500 bucks top end …

Life … and death … are pretty goddamn cheap, aren’t they?

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/07
.

FAIR Blog
What’s the Matter With ‘What’s the Matter With Kansas?’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/07/whats-the-matter-with-whats-the-matter-with-kansas/

Economic ‘Plan B’ Makes the News… Too Late

*I wish Baker were as knowledgeable about corpress complicity as he is
about economic criminality.

They weren’t “taken for a ride” … unless you’re talking about fellow
traveling.

I know I keep saying that … because it’s, like, you know, the truth.

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/07/economic-plan-b-makes-the-news-too-late/

Georgian Democracy ‘Limited’ by Gunpoint Censorship

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/07/georgian-democracy-limited-by-gunpoint-censorship/
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
5,000 Doctors Challenge Private-Insurance System

*It’s doctor-recommended

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1832
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
The Tyranny of Oil: Antonia Juhasz on “The World’s Most Powerful
Industry — What We Must Do to Stop It”

*Big Oil … big banks … big profits … big trouble

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/7/the_tyranny_of_oil_antonia_juhasz

Is Posse Comitatus Dead? US Troops on US Streets

*The sound of marching boots trampling the Constitution

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/7/us_army_denies_unit_will_be

10/6

Population, Family Planning and Presidential Priorities
by Jeffrey Locke

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/06-2
.

Dennis Kucinich on the Democrats’ Bailout Betrayal
by Chris Hedges

*Not sure when the Demorats “looked out for the poor and the working
class” … but Hedges provides a revealing rundown on Obama’s senatorial
sinfulness.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/06
.

‘My Daughter’s Dream Became a Nightmare’: The Murder of Military Women
Continues
by Ann Wright

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/06-4
.

Kenya: Government Wants to Impose GMOs ‘By Force’
by John Mbaria
The East African (Kenya)

*Forcefeeding Frankenfoods

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/06-0
.

Treatment of Cuban Five: ‘It’s A Form of Torture’

In 1998, five Cuban men were arrested for infiltrating groups in the US
that were plotting attacks on Cuba. They have not received a fair trial
and two have not seen their families since.
by Duncan Campbell
The Guardian/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/06-2
.

One In Four Mammals Risks Extinction
by Alister Doyle
Reuters

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/06-4
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Naomi Klein: Wall St. Crisis Should Be for Neoliberalism What Fall of
Berlin Wall Was for Communism

*Schooling the Chicago Boys … but it’s hard to figure how someone so
clueful gives Obama as much of the benefit of the doubt as she seems to
be doing.

Help me out here.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/6/naomi_klein
.

FAIR Blog
Misunderestimating Low Campaign Tactics

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/06/misunderestimating-low-campaign-tactics/

‘The Sponsor’s [Occasional] Right to Free Speech’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/06/the-sponsors-occasional-right-to-free-speech/

Republican Tax Cuts for ‘Liberal Media’

*Kissing and licking the hand that feeds them

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/06/tax-cuts-for-liberal-media/

Economics Reporting 101

*Can you say “conflict of interest”?

Sure … I knew that you could.

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/06/economics-reporting-101/

Pundits and Palin

*Like a first-grader getting an A for “Attendance”

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/06/pundits-and-palin/

10/5

Ike Environmental Toll Apparent
by Dina Cappiello, Frank Bass and Cain Burdeau
Associated Press

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/05-3
.

Seas Turn to Acid as They Soak Up CO2
by Robin McKie
The Observer/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/05-0
.

Building Peace in Iraq

A Careful Reordering of our Priorities and Assumptions
by David Smith Ferri

*We destroy their lives, then kvetch about their ingratitude and
irresponsibility in not reimbursing us for it.

It’s like a rapist complaining about not getting a ride home and a
goodnight kiss, isn’t it?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/05-2
.

When It Comes to Palestine and Israel, the US Simply Doesn’t Get It

Biden and Palin hid like rabbits from the centre of the Middle East
earthquake
by Robert Fisk

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/04-1

10/3

“Sweetened” Bailout Goes Back to the House
by Adrianne Appel
Inter Press Service

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/03-0
.

Activists Push(ed) Against Bailout, Offer(ed) Alternatives
by Haider Rizvi
OneWorld.net

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/03-13
.

We Had Alternatives
by Dennis Kucinich

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-11
.

The Wall Street Mega Bailout: Bad News for the World’s Hungry
by Annie Shattuck and Eric Holt-Giménez

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-4
.

The War to Promote Terror
by Robert C. Koehler

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-2
.

Destitute and Confused: Bleak Future For Refugees Caught In The
Crossfire

Residents of grim camp tell of clashes between coalition forces and the
Taliban
by Jason Burke
The Guardian/UK

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/03-2
.

Ike: The Silent Storm
by Teresa Van Deusen

*Out of sight … out of mind … out of luck

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/03-3
.

FAIR Blog
$300 Million in Iraq Propaganda

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/03/wp-iraq-propaganda/

The 2nd National Pundits vs. Public Debate

*Seeing is believing … unless you’re a member of the corpress

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/03/the-2nd-national-pundit-vs-public-debate/

Redressing Genocide on Noncommercial FM

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/03/redressing-genocide-on-noncommercial-fm/

‘Some Good News for Women in Journalism’

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/02/some-good-news-for-women-in-journalism/

Less Angry or Less Guilty?

*Black is beautiful … as long as it’s not *too* black.

That’s why I think Obama’s race is overall a political advantage for him
… as contradictory as that might seem, given the deep racism that
exists in this country.

(Notice I didn’t say “still exists”?)

And I’m referring to both his political positions and his skin tone.

Would you agree?

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/02/less-angry-or-less-guilty/

Iraq Out of Media but ‘Just Beneath the Surface’ of Campaign

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/01/iraq-out-of-media-but-just-beneath-the-surface-of-campaign/

Media Unconcerned with Palin’s View of ‘God’s Plan’

*Don’t speak ill of the brain dead

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/01/media-unconcerned-with-palins-allegiance-to-gods-plan/

Wall Street Is Main Street, People!

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/01/wall-street-is-main-street-people/

‘More Than Enough Money’

*Put your money where your mouth should be

http://www.fair.org/blog/2008/10/01/more-than-enough-money/
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Third Party VP Candidates Matt Gonzalez and Rosa Clemente Respond to
Biden-Palin Debate

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/3/third_party_vp_candidates_matt_gonzalez

Wary of Public Outcry, Revised $800B Wall St. Bailout Stuffed with
Earmarks to Sway Election-Year Incumbents

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/3/wary_of_public_outcry_revised_800b

10/2

Companies Scramble for Ever-Scarcer Resources
by Wolfgang Kerler
Inter Press Service

*Squeezing every last bloody drop of profit from the planet

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/02-8
.

McCain’s Kremlin Ties
By Mark Ames & Ari Berman
The Nation

*Dollars, pounds, rubles … currencies of corruption buying a
presidential ticket on the Straight Talk Express

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/02-3
.

From Empire to Democracy

Let’s not waste $700bn on a bail-out, but use ‘big government’ for what
it’s best at – shaping a society that is fair and peaceable
by Howard Zinn

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/02-2
.

Invasion of the Sea-Smurfs
by Amy Goodman

*A new meaning to “Baghdad by the Bay”?

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/02
.

More Blowback From the War on Terror

The U.S.-backed Ethiopian military has secreted away scores of
“suspects” — including pregnant women and children — and fueled
anti-American rancor in Africa.
by Jennifer Daskal

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/02-4
.

Planned Parenthood
Bush Administration Withholds Birth Control, Putting Women in Africa in
Serious Jeopardy

*Abstinence from humanity

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/02-17
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
The Rights of Students to Register and to Vote

*Electoral colleges they ain’t

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1827
.

DEMOCRACY NOW!
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz: Bail Out Wall Street Now, Change Terms
Later

*Stiglitz doesn’t seem to understand that there is no “later”.  The
Demorats always say “We’ll fix it later … trust us. But we have no
choice now.”

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

What the hell do you say after you’ve lost count?

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/2/nobel_laureate_joseph_stiglitz_bailout_wall

No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control
the Presidential Debates

*Goebbels would be proud

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/2/no_debate_how_the_republican_and

“The Age of the Warrior”: Robert Fisk on the US Elections, Iraq,
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine

*Fisk is an actual journalist.  He’d have a hard time finding work in
this country, wouldn’t he?

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/2/the_age_of_the_warrior_robert

10/1

DEMOCRACY NOW!
As Senate Prepares to Vote on Revised Wall St. Bailout, Critics See Only
Slight Changes Following Widespread Public Opposition

*I usually toss stuff in when I think someone’s making some sense on
this, but capitalism killed before it was “broken” … and “fixing” it,
as Greider and pretty much everyone else advocates, doesn’t get us to a
truly fair and just economic system, does it?

There have to be winners and losers in a profit-driven system, don’t
there?  Is that how we want to deal with each other?

“Fairer” is not fair … you just can’t get there from here.

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/1/as_senate_prepares_to_vote_on
.

Institute for Public Accuracy
The Secret World of Voter Purges

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1825

See also

ACLU
Reports Show Widespread Confusion About The Voting Rights Of People With
Criminal Records

Misinformation Could Disenfranchise Hundreds Of Thousands Of Eligible
Voters

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2008/10/01-1

Bailout:  “No Lasting Positive Effect”

http://accuracy.org/newsrelease.php?articleId=1826
.

US Great Place for the Oil Business
by Stephen Leahy
Inter Press Service

*Black gold from our pockets to their profit margins

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/10/01-5
.

Big Chain Pharmacy Can’t Fill the Prescription
by Deborah Stone

*Big box … slighted service

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/01-2
.

From Coast to Coast: Health Care Not Wealth Care?
by Donna Smith

*Bottoming out on the bottom line

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/01-11

About these ads

Written by Doug Latimer

10/25/2008 at 9:58 AM

Posted in posts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: