Press for Truth

9/11: Press for Truth is a documentary about how families of 911 victims got together to find answers to how 9/11 could have happened to us. It covers how only through the influence of the 911 families, the US government formed a 911 Commission to report on the disaster, but this effort was met with stonewalling at every turn.

The movie explains that much of the information for what happened on 911 was revealed in the press, but that often key information was often buried, if it was covered at all. According to the film, the press failed to do its job of synthesizing information and it failed to present the kind of editorials that would "connect the dots" on what actually happened.

I've seen many 911 movies, but this account is one that can't be refuted, because it doesn't go into conspiracy theory territory. It simply lifts the veil of deception that blinded so many people for far too long.

Limbaugh Faces Blowback - Democratic leaders call Limbaugh comments ‘beyond the pale’: "In a letter prepared Friday by Senate leaders, Democrats continued to blast conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s description of antiwar troops as “phony soldiers,” setting up a parallel to Republican outrage over’s recent Iraq ad. During his Wednesday broadcast, Limbaugh responded to a caller who identified himself as an active-duty member of the Army and said troops who criticize the war are not “real soldiers.” Limbaugh responded in agreement, rousing Democrats’ ire."

Iran President speaks at Columbia

"Iran's president wanted to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, but his critics said, 'No, no. You are trying to exploit Ground Zero for political gain, and that is Rudy Giuliani's job.'" --Bill Maher

I started wading through all of the hundreds of news pieces offered up by Google News, covering the Iranian president's speech at Columbia and realized how terribly biased most of them seemed to be. I've given up on most US press and now, I'm afraid the BBC is also suspect. Finally, I came across the best site to take in what was discussed. It's the official transcript. I also found a lot of the comments at fairly interesting. A lot of folks were criticizing Columbia University's president, Lee Bollinger, for railing on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The consensus was that Bollinger's preceding remarks were rude and insulting and were a poor way to treat a "guest".

My advice to those who want to learn about what was said is to read the transcript. Otherwise, you'll just be subjected to an editorial.

Bob Dylan promotes Ron Paul!

Folks have always said that Bob Dylan was a visionary. This was taken from a post on the Daily Paul website, from a tool on the Dylan website. Pretty cool stuff!

Iraq For Sale

This is a must-see movie to understand the privatization of the Iraq War. 40% of the war spending is going to private contractors. (1hr 15 min)

Google Wants You To Share Stuff

Google has entered the social bookmarking market with a new product called Shared Stuff. Shared Stuff is simple enough; users drag a “email/ share” button into their browser, and click it when they want to add pages to their Shared Stuff profile. Links can include an image, text extract, and/ or a user comment.

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Talking to Americans

Before there was Borat, there was "Talking to Americans". This is from our friends up north in Canada. (Hey, if Jay Leno can do it, so can they!)

What's it Take to Win in Iraq?

According to Slate Magazine, General David Petraeus in his counterinsurgency field manual seems to indicate that the forces supplied for The Surge™ are way below what would effectively take care of the Iraqi insurgency.
One point they made is that it requires a lot of manpower—at minimum, 20 combat troops for every 1,000 people in the area's population. Baghdad has about 6 million people; so clearing, holding, and building it will require about 120,000 combat troops.

Right now, the United States has about 70,000 combat troops in all of Iraq (another 60,000 or so are support troops or headquarters personnel). Even an extra 20,000 would leave the force well short of the minimum required—and that's with every soldier and Marine in Iraq moved to Baghdad. Iraqi security forces would have to make up the deficit.

In the short term, then, say for a year or so, enough troops might be concentrated in Baghdad if troops now deployed in Iraq have their tours of duty extended, troops due for redeployment to Iraq are mobilized several months ahead of schedule, nearly all these troops are transferred to Baghdad, and enough Iraqi troops can be mobilized to make up the remaining slack.

It seems we as a nation have 2 choices: 1) Cut our losses and leave Iraq, Mission Accomplished-style or 2) Invest more money (and American bodies) than we can possibly afford to force democracy on Iraq, meanwhile bankrupting our country. You can read the entire article here. Also, if you'd like a free copy of Petraeus' manual, go here.

MoveOn vs Free Speech

Goodness gracious. Oh, my paws and whiskers. Some of the meanest, most ornery hombres around are suddenly feeling faint........

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The Only Pro-Peace Candidate

What happened to the George W. Bush who ran on a platform of No Nation Building? It takes a lot of guts to swim against the tide of fear being promoted by the US war machine and its "imbedded" media. Support a candidate who has the right vision for our great country and for the world. Support Ron Paul!!


This is a parody of video that's gone viral on YouTube featuring a sobbing Britney Spears fan asking folks to stop picking on her. Whether you're a fan or not of the Iraq war, you should be able to see the humor in this. (This is the original version, not the one on Keith Olbermann's show.)

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No Wonder Giuliani Sounds So Much Like a Democrat!

[This was posted 11/14/06 on the DNC's official website]
The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement in response to news that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani may seek the GOP nomination for President:

"It's unclear whether or not Rudy Giuliani will be able to just 'explain away' the fact that he's consistently taken positions that are completely opposite to the conservative Republican base on issues they hold near and dear," said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney. "Throughout his career Giuliani has tried to paint himself as a moderate, but now that he's vying for his Party's nomination will he undergo an extreme makeover in an attempt to cozy up to the far-right?"

Giuliani Was A Registered Democrat For Much Of His Life. Giuliani registered as a Democrat and even served as a party committeeman on Long Island when he was 21. [U.S. News & World Report, 3/23/87; USA Today, 12/20/99]

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Where was Osama on September 11, 2001?

"Where was Osama on Septembers 11? There is evidence that the whereabouts of Osama are known to the Bush Administration. On September 10. 2001, 'Enemy Number One' was in a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's indefectible ally Pakistan, as confirmed by a report of Dan Rather, CBS News. He could have been arrested at short notice which would have 'saved us a lot of trouble', but then we would not have had an Osama Legend, which has fed the news chain as well as George W's speeches in the course of the last five years. "
Read the whole story here.

George Bush Encourages the Terrorists to Attack American Troops (2006)

Unbelievable! A 2006 display of titanic arrogance from the chickenhawk who recently boasted that we were "kicking ass in Iraq". It's this kind of cowboy stupidity that is going to bankrupt this country and has made us one of the most hated nations on the planet!

Bush planned Iraq invasion days after taking office in 2001

The invasion of Iraq was planned long before 9-11 according to Paul O'Neill, former Secretary of the Treasury under George Bush. In this 60 Minutes interview (aired in 2004), the author of "The Price of Loyalty" gives startling testimony to the pre-meditated plan for nation-building in Iraq. This proves that the war was illegitimate and aggressive.

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Ron Paul supporter demonstrates how to show the "LOVE"

This little video shows someone with some real passion for their politics. The R3VOLution will be mobile!

Mike Huckabee gets pranked by Canadian show

On April 1st 2001, Canadian network CBC aired a comedy special called "Talking to Americans" with host Rick Mercer traveling around the US and asking Americans questions designed to show how little they knew about Canada. One of the show's segments, shot in Arkansas, even managed to fool formerly-obese governor Mike Huckabee.

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Mainstream Media turns on Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani
Despite being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2001, the 09-03-07 issue of the mag does a pretty good job trashing America's favorite victim. Accounts of the ex-mayor's popularity open and close the article, but the bulk of the piece is essentially an evisceration of Giuliani's campaign, purported foreign affairs experience and qualifications to be the next U.S. President. If he were an opening show on Broadway and this were a review, they'd be packing it in right about now. Read the article at [Photo above from]

The K.I.S.S. method of campaigning

To paraphrase a popular architectural acronym, Keep It Simple, (and) Stupid. These 2 videos pretty much sum up Giuliani's entire campaign.

Fred Thompson would guarantee a Democrat win, says liberal source

Liberal site explains why "Lazy Fred" hasn't got a chance against a Democrat contender. They make a pretty good case, too. The real question: Do Republicans want to win or just have another actor in the White House?

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America's Ex-Mayor

To know him is to dislike him intensely. Check out the site and the video that exposes the truth about "Mr. Global Terrorism"— I can't believe this guy thinks he's going to be our next president!

New iPods Arrive!

The old saying that only death and taxes are inevitable should be re-written to include another sure thing: the release of new iPods from Apple. They just keep surprising folks with new offerings, more choices and lower prices. In fact, with the release of the new iPodtouch, they've dropped the price of their iPhones by $200. (So, you can imagine the profit they were making on all those poor schlubs who wanted to be the first on their block with a "Jesus phone".)

Another new offering is the ability to buy iTunes via your iPhone. Oh, and for all those people who were going balistic when they heard about the price drop, there's a $100 rebate for iPhone "early adopters". Good damage control by Apple!

More news at the MotherShip.

Who's Visiting My Blog?

Now that I've got a number of posts on the ol' blog and have dropped some crumbs here and there in cyberland, I decided to get myself a page hit counter. A quick Google search and 5 minutes later, I had my own counter.
StatCounter is a free web counter with lots of great features, including providing a map approximating from where your visitors are viewing your site. Pretty cool!

YouTube - Ron Paul : Stop Dreaming

In 8 minutes and 46 seconds, you can know more about Ron Paul than the majority of the US population! The r3VOLution will be on YouTube! Read what others have said about this video here.

The Truth vs Barack Obama

The difference between a politician and a truthful person is that politicians don't know how to give straight answers to direct questions. See the video with visitor comments at YouTube.

Senator Craig, "I Am Not Gay"

How does one accidentally touch another person's shoe in the adjacent bathroom stall? When will the politician scandals ever end? There's some great political humor here. This one above's my current favorite.

FaUX News Redefines Journalism

"Fair and Balanced" sounds more like Newspeak than "news speak" when it comes to the Fox News Channel. Way to go, Keith Olbermann!

Tivo for Movies

If you had to make a master list of all the world’s problems, “limited access to movies” probably wouldn’t appear until Page 273,996. Truth is, life is teeming with opportunities to see movies: movie theaters, video stores, DVD-by-mail services, TV movie channels, pay-per-view, video-on-demand, Xbox 360, iTunes, Internet downloads, hotel rooms, airplanes and so on. But according to the team at Vudu, all of those outlets are flawed. " Read More

YouTube - Ron Paul : When in the course of human events...

This is a great Ron Paul video. This country needs a doctor in the 'House!

A Video Every American Needs to Watch

I found this video today and it scared the hell out of me.