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Glenn Beck’s Legions Speak for Themselves

Revealing interviews conducted by NewLeftMedia at Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ stunt. The ignorant, misinformed Beckistanians featured are a perfect reflection of that John Cage line: “I have nothing to say and I’m saying it.”

We are a big, dumb country and this is the 20 percent at the very wingnut bottom of that heap of steaming stupid. H/T to Bartcop.com for the link.

The News Pauper: The American Dream is in the Way of the Master Raceit Must Be Destroyed.

By W.B. Dunne

How is that going to be done?

Ask the next generation, right now, if they have any faith at all in their 401kstheyll say, What 401k? Put out story after story about the weakness of the Social Security system and the failures of government in general. Starve the system, with inordinately large tax cuts for the rich and create a culture where the representatives feel free to take bribes from lobbyists to submit bills that industry wrote themselves. In other words, foment chaos and undermine the rule of law.

I would like to thank the GOP for releasing their August outrage accelerant in this:

It really is quite the exquisite propaganda piece. It has jarred the News Pauper from his repose in the dismay from the BP debacleand heres why:

If on September 11, 2001, you realized that you were witnessing a commercial shoot for the 2010 midterms, what would your reaction have been? Language does not exist to describe the below-lowliness of the GOP for creating a false controversy in the form of the Ground Zero mosque, which is not at Ground Zero and is farther away than a mosque that was there from before 9-11and conflating it with the image of the twin towers being hit in this one-minute commercial.

This is exemplary of their desperation. They’re convinced that they have sufficiently stirred up the racist element in the voting block with the border brouhaha and can simply transfer that energy to the Muslims just in time for the election. I know that there is someone out there that would be more eloquent about the ethics of this offensive, truly un-American atrocity, and I look forward to any feedback that may help me comprehend what lies behind it. It is brutally simple. It wont work; the NP predicts that there will be the mother of all backfires.

Americans are decent people; they possess the capacity for empathy when it is cultivated. Our country has had great leadership from people that knew what the common welfare meant. Only in recent times have we fallen from the sensible path, especially with the advent of Fox News and their brand of “journalism.”

Kudos to Obama for putting Tom DeLay back in the limelight; it is nicely placed in the election pre-season. What a great reminder to the public of the institutionalized corruption of the GOP. Tom will, no doubt, appear on Fox to crow about his “exoneration,” when in fact the AG probably figured that prosecuting him was too expensive for the resulting wrist slap from the GOPs Supreme Court. Better to use his notoriety and famous vanity to put the hypocrisy of a once grand old party on display.

The GOP cannot get away with this; nothing will remove the stain that George W Bush was to the GOP brand. Some media company isnt going to revive them by turning their greatest failure into anything other than just thatan Epic Fail.

Contact the author at WBDunne@ltsaloon.org

2010 W.B. Dunne. All Rights Reserved.

By W.B. Dunne

The News Pauper thinks that its just weird that the apologists for BP can say such things that simply defy reason. I am especially fond of the specious argument that the dirty fucking hippies forced the industry into deeper, more dangerous water. Such incredible positions make one desire to see what led them there, like when you happen upon a car thrown by calamity through a high billboard. (That pic exists out there Im sure.)

After mulling the dilemma over and over again and running into the dead end that also must arrest the thought process of those that traffic such polluted musings, the NP stumbled upon the answer. Like any criminal caught in the act, the purveyors of this line have to know deep down that their own actions put them there. In their blind support of the policy put forth by the flag-waving hypocrites of the last administration, they laid the trap they find themselves in now.

The twisted logic is a reflex, however — twisting and rending the story doesnt change the reality that greed prevented the drillers from putting systems in place that would insure against this disaster. Like any sociopath, when the inevitable happens, Priority One is to deflect responsibility. Everyone sees this plainly in the acts of the BP executives and the pols and lobbyists trying to pin the spill on Obama.

This event is the game changer that will dismantle the infrastructure of the right-wing in this country and they know it. No infiltrator or skilled provocateur could have exposed the utter contempt for anything outside of profit more clearly than this self-made blunder.

Another interesting thing about these folks is their math skills. BP has low-balled the estimates of the amount of oil spewing from their nightmare well from day one in order to minimize the damages they will undoubtedly incur. In a recent piece I read, an impossibly high figure was attached to the amount of money already put out by BP in the response. The fact that the effect that this crime is having on the human and animal victims in the Gulf States isnt story one on every news outlet is further proof that the media is not doing its job. The fact that BP contractors have attempted to prevent the coverage is another huge tell about what they know and what we dont.

The NP keeps telling the folks he sees in daily life that this is not something that can be ignored, and that this is in no way a remote event happening to someone else “down there.” What companies like BP and others do across the globe is slowly killing us. This particular high profile case will wake us up, and I hope that those that are involved in the actual clean-up of this toxic debacle are well-compensated and observed closely for symptoms of poisoning. If the aftermath of the Exxon Valdes is any indicator though, my hopes are not high. The average age of death of the clean-up crew on that one was 51 years old.

Does no one comprehend the emergency we are in? When will responsible parties take control of this situation? Why are we wasting our time listening to the bloviations of those that caused the mess to begin with? Have we lost the ability to say no and marginalize the toxic element? I do not want the distinction of witnessing the start of Armageddon in the form of the ecological destruction we face. We need to purge these elements that polluted our discourse. We need to hold those responsible for this mess accountable and that means facing the facts that we were fed a line by an industry that didnt invest a cent in the technology to deal with this disaster. We need to face the fact that there were criminals in government that enabled the energy concerns in this malfeasance. We didnt prosecute the torturers and wire-tappers and countless other treasonous offensesand look where it got us. If we cant get justice, we can at least ostracize the guilty instead of giving them platforms in national media to inflict further damage.

Finally, I would like to point to a woman named Kindra Arneson who has a YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkYJDI8pK9Y

Please view and share this.

My interest in this clip began when I was seeking more information about the conditions on the shores in proximity to the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. Little did I expect such an eloquent representative of the people in the middle of this thing.

Of course, the woman has been subjected to abuse by operatives in the right-wing blogosphere, and I expect her to suffer more if the vid gains ground as it should. She has been called a plant and worse. If her activism continues and she is as credible as she appears in this clip she will count me among her kindred spirits.

The NP is no touchy-feely pushover and would be a better executioner than a gardener; I judge that the message is valid even if delivered through a spys lips. The right often lets the truth be known and discredits the source. (See Dan Rather/George Bush National Guard records, here and here.) [Editor’s Note: And also recall that CBS parent Viacom’s owner, Sumner Redstone, strongly supported Bush in 2004.]

The NP will return with more on the end of the world as it occurs

Contact the author at WBDunne@ltsaloon.org.

2010 W.B. Dunne. All Rights Reserved.

Telling the Truth About the Blue Dog Democrats

Think President Obama had a 60-vote majority in the Senate that was spoiled by the election of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts? Think again. Aside from ‘Independent’ (McCain Republican) Joe Lieberman, there are ten die-hard ‘ConservaDem’ Blue Dog Democrats, as well as another five senators who tend toward Blue Doggerel. That means progressives would have had trouble getting even fifty votes on any important reform legislation. Read on, especially below the fold:

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The Teabagger Movie — Political Porn and It’s No Joke!

Cartoon Teabag Movie

Here’s the trailer from YouTube:

“[T]he premiere was sponsored by FreedomWorks, an organization chaired by [Dick] Armey that’s known as an astroturfing outfit for its campaign to foment discontent among those regular citizens nationwide. FreedomWorks was instrumental in orchestrating the disruption of town-hall meetings on health care reform called by members of Congress during the August recess. (You can find the FreedomWorks town-hall action kit here in a PDF file; this famous memo [PDF] on how to disrupt a town-hall meeting was distributed by the Tea Party Patriots Google Groups listserv, which was managed at the time by FreedomWorks … Florida State Chairman Tom Gaitens.
“Also involved in creating our summer of discontent was Americans For Prosperity, whose consultant, Joel Aaron Foster, wrote the script for the Tea Party documentary, and is listed as the press contact on the movie media kit [PDF]. Throughout the film, AFP’s ubiquitous ‘Hands Off My Health-Care’ signs, which feature a bloody handprint, bob up and down at Tea Party rallies.”
— From “‘Tea Party: The Documentary’ — Attending a Bizarre Movie Premiere for Right-Wingers in Washington,” Adele M. Stan, AlterNet, Dec. 4, 2009.

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