Thursday, May 31, 2007

FW Weekly STILL down!

Aye karumba! It is 4:30 p.m. and the FW Weekly site is STILL down!

Seems like 9/11 Truth is one hot potato!


Raw Story plugs FW Weekly feature

My favorite news Website on the whole of the Internets - The Raw Story- has just given me front-page exposure to their hundreds of thousands of readers. Yummy.

Check out this screen capture ...

Unfortunately, the link goes to, and not Then again, the Weekly's site has been having stability problems today. Still not sure if I had anything to do with that ...

Either way, this story seems to be getting bigger by the hour.

Here's Raw Story's permalink.



I don't know if this is my fault or not, but it seems as though the FW Weekly site is getting a massive influx of web traffic.

So much, it actually crashed! Here's a screen capture, taken at about 11:30 this morning ...

I called the editor and asked, "Is this my fault?" She couldn't say for sure, but from what I can tell, the story is getting linked to from a lot of different places. I'll follow up on this post with some track-backs.



So, Fahrenheit 9/11 may have been a complete and total whitewash. But that doesn't mean Michael Moore's next movie won't be a bombastic punch in the gut to anyone who is fortunate enough to have high-dollar health insurance. Dig this trailer ...

Looks pretty good to me.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Just as I promised, my FW Weekly cover story has arrived ...

Click the pic to read more.

Digg story.


Democrat moves to ban wind energy

I'm so God Damned Disappointed.

Democrats suck. Not as much as Republicans. But they still SUCK.


Bush authorizes more money for concentration camps

Bush just granted himself the authority to seize control over the entire federal government, essentially making Congress no longer exist, so long as there's some excuse for him to declare a "national emergency".

More here.

Be vigilant, my brothers. The final cornerstone of dictatorship has been laid.



Liberals: stop saying that Dubya never made us sacrifice anything.

After all, we've lost our Bill of Rights.

Just listen ...


Don't flatter me ...

The Raw Story's Managing Investigative News Editor is trying to flatter me, it seems.

In an e-mail I just got from Larisa Alexandrova in which she expresses interest in plugging the soon-to-be-posted FW Weekly cover story.

Said Larisa: "But I am a big fan of your work (as you know) and I know our readers have expressed an interest in Mr. Buswell's story." (Link added by moi.)

Its not right that one so savvy deploy such remarkable flattery.

For those of you who do not know, Larisa did this. And this. And this and this. And she frequently does this.

She's like, really good ... And stuff. Hrm.

I need to do get more into this feature writing shindig. When people like her say things like that, I must be doing something right.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gettin' Gonzo in Ft. Worth

I sure do like reading Fort Worth Weekly. Its a great paper, with great writers, great illustrators, and a really great editor.

Gayle Reaves, a Pulitzer Prize winner and longtime reporter/photographer for The Dallas Morning News, has really done a bang-up job with the Weekly. It even won "Best Newspaper" from the Dallas Press Club for the last two years.

Well ... Guess what!

Your Humble Muckraker has scored the Weekly's cover for this week! I've got one hell of story for you, due out on Wednesday.

Watch this space. I'll post up a healthy plug once it hits the street.

For those of you who do not know, this will be my coming-out party as a Freelance Writer/Photographer for Hire. Yes, I'm making the move; becoming my own man, so to speak.

I couldn't think of a better way to launch my business.



Saturday, May 26, 2007

Andrew Card at UMass ...


Watch what happened when Andrew Card, Bush's former Chief of Staff, got his honorary degree from the University of Massachusetts! This is just awesome.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cheney hired (a) hooker(s)

Or so says the lawyer for the D.C. Madam who ran the most exclusive prostitution ring in the world. From yesterday's Roll Call ...
Vice President Cheney isn’t not on the phone records of the alleged D.C. Madam, who is accused of running a high-price call-girl ring in Washington, the accused madam’s lawyer said on Tuesday.
If only this were 1998, right? If only doing the same thing you so demeaned your opponents for were some kind of punishable offense.

But its not, anymore. Nooosirrree. We've got bigger problems.

But really. What would people have said if Al Gore's number were on the call list?


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Definition of Patriotism

Ron Paul in an amazing speech to Congress yesterday ...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bush authorizes "action" against Iran

Covert action, that is. ABC's The Blotter reports ...
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a “nonlethal presidential finding” that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.


Current and former intelligence officials say the approval of the covert action means the Bush administration, for the time being, has decided not to pursue a military option against Iran.


The covert action plan comes as U.S. officials have confirmed Iran had dramatically increased its ability to produce nuclear weapons material, at a pace that experts said would give them the ability to build a nuclear bomb in two years.
Oh ... that's not good at all.

We already have a proxy war going on in the region. This will lead to some horrible repercussions.

Rise of the Modern Protest Song

It has finally happened: our artists have mobilized into high gear against Bush and all his Bushiness.

For a well-written story, check out the 40th anniversary edition of Rolling Stone ...

Here's a series of songs that Rolling Stone specifically mentions in the feature, titled "Protest Songs Rise Again: everyone from Ozzy to Maroon 5 weighs in on the Worst President Ever".

Dissent is popular once again. Thank God.

Linkin Park - What I've Done

Nine Inch Nails - Capital G

SUM 41 - March of the Dogs

Norah Jones - My Dear Country

Tori Amos - Yo George (Speedbliss bushwacked mix)

Bjork - Declare Independence

Randy Newman - A Few Words in Defense of Our Country

Rufus Wainwright-GOING TO A TOWN

THE NIGHTWATCHMAN (Tom Morello) "One Man Revolution"

THE NIGHTWATCHMAN (Tom Morello) "Road I Must Travel"


Support the Troops - May 22, 2007

Support the Troops.


Intentional arson and thermate use proven at WTC site

Physics professor Steven Jones has finally obtained empirical scientific evidence, gathered in laboratory through the use of an electron microscope, that the steel-cutting compound thermite, combined with sulfur to form thermate, was used in the towers to cause them to collapse.

Read the full academic paper here, in PDF format. (HTML here)

I would love to see this discussed by a panel of scientists in a public forum.

The evidence of controlled demolition is simply indisputable.

Truth is not now, nor ever was, measured in mass appeal.


Prayers for Tripoli

The situation in Lebanon has taken on a new face.


Monday, May 21, 2007

Cheney's company sold nuclear components to Iran

I wish I were kidding.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Feeling forgetful?

Out with the bad, in with the good.

The best, easiest and cheapest way to become the person the CIA wants you to be ...


Friday, May 18, 2007

The NeoCon Plan for Global Dominance

They, being, the ACTUAL Washington D.C. NeoCons, completely laid bare their plans last night at a Commentary Magazine dinner. Commentary is a venue of nothing but NeoConservative politics. I've not seen it, but judging from their feature article this issue and what was discussed at their macabre little talk, I'd imagine the cover looks something like this ...

Commentary Magazine just published an article by a Mr. Norman Podhoretz, entitled "The Case for Bombing Iran" ...

So if you couldn't see it clearly enough, there is a core group in D.C. that wants to lurch this war issue forward. It gets better, though.

What they laid out last night is far more frightening and Caligula-esque. They plan "regime change" in dozens of countries. All over the world.

And they spoke it, publicly, last night ...

The New York Sun quoted former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, speaking about "regime change" as a necessary "tool" in the "toolbox". (I challenge you to read the following quotes aloud to yourself and consider how sick it makes you feel.)
Then, moving briskly to present-day examples, Mr. Bolton backed regime change in North Korea and Iran. As for Cuba, he said that "actuarial tables will take care" of it, referring to the aging Castro. Sudan, he said, was not a sufficient threat to American interests to justify a policy of regime change. Burma, he noted, recently was reported to be entering a contract with Russia for a research nuclear reactor, but "I don't think that's a regime that warrants regime change." Venezuela, he said last year puchased 100,000 AK-47s. "Not yet but maybe" was Mr. Bolton's position on regime change in Venezuela. Syria is the "hardest" case, Mr. Bolton said, seeming to think that what came after Assad there might be worse. All in all, an interesting evening.
Sick. Sick. SICK!

This confirms our worst fears. They now say, very openly and publicly, what they intend to do to the rest of the world. They wish us to be at war for many, many years to come. I fear what this could mean.

I'd say we citizens should come up with a new color-coded alert system. How's about this, for one?
We're at Red Alert.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Little brother's watching you too ... watching you too

I leave you now, with some closing comments. It is bed time, yes. But I think it should be quite fitting to end Free Mumia Day with a few thoughts from Rage Against the Machine. Lyrics below ...

Voice of the Voiceless

Through steel walls

Your voice blastin' on
True rebel my brother Mumia
I reflect upon
You be tha spark
That set all tha prairie fires on
Make tha masses a mastodon path
To trample tha fascists on
At fifteen exposed Philly's finest killing machine
With boots and mad guns
They tried to pacify you young
Cause and effect
Smell tha smoke and tha breeze
My panther my brother
We are at war until you're free

You'll never silence tha voice of tha voiceless

You see tha powerful got nervous
Cause he refused to be their servant
'Cause he spit truth
That shook heads
And burned like black churches
Prose and verses
A million poor in hearses
Watch tha decision of Dred Scott
As it reserves
So long as tha rope
Is tight around Mumia's neck
Let there be no rich white life
We bound to respect
Cause and effect
Can't ya smell tha smoke in tha breeze
My panther my brother we are at war until you're free

You'll never silence tha voice of tha voiceless

And Orwell's hell a terror era coming through
But this little brother's watching you too ... watching you too


The Case for Mumia

Click for expanded view ...


Free Mumia - "help 'em fry the n-----"

From The Herald-Tribune, on Mumia's 1982 conviction ...

As for the judge, the late Albert Sabo presided at both the two-week trial and a lengthy post-conviction hearing in 1995. Abu-Jamal contends Sabo was a pro-police racist.

Sabo reportedly used a racial epithet to refer to Abu-Jamal, according to lawyer Robert R. Bryan, who represents Abu-Jamal on appeal.

"Judge Sabo stated ... that he was 'going to help 'em fry the n-----,'" Bryan wrote, quoting from a court stenographer's 2001 deposition.

And from yesterday's Phillidelphia Inquirer ...
Though a decision in the Abu-Jamal case is not expected for months, the two-hour proceeding this week promises to refocus national and international attention on one of the city's most notorious cases. Bryan said that lawyers and lawmakers from France and Germany are planning to attend the proceeding at the U.S. Courthouse at Sixth and Market Streets.

Abu-Jamal, a former radio reporter then driving a cab, was convicted in 1982 of the shooting death of Faulkner, who had just pulled over Abu-Jamal's brother near 13th and Locust Streets in the early-morning hours of Dec. 9, 1981.
Abu-Jamal ran from a parking lot across the street. Faulkner was shot and killed, and Abu-Jamal was wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

Prosecutors contended that Abu-Jamal fired the shots that killed Faulkner; Abu-Jamal contended that another man killed Faulkner and then fled the scene.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld his conviction and sentence in 1989 and also rejected subsequent appeals.


Mumia - Say it AGAIN, brother

The Daily Terror ...

Free Mumia!


Free Mumia day!

Today, on this blog, it is FREE MUMIA DAY. There's a rally going on in Philadelphia right now, as I write this. Immortal Technique is showing up a little later, and they've got a whole slate of public speakers and musicians running all day long, until the hearing results are in.

Today, Mumia gets his last chance at a re-trial, otherwise he faces execution, or life in prison.

You can expect to enjoy multiple posts containing video, writing, and music from, or by, America's most famous Investigative Reporter-turned-political prisoner.

Set Mumia Abu-Jamal free!!!

And continue the fight against The Fascists.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bush supports the troops. Finally.

Hey look everyone! Bush has finally come around. We're actually going to do something to help the troops out.

Isn't it GREAT??? ... . . ..



Look, damnit, no more explaining

Just got some weird e-mail about my staunch support of Ron Paul, who is -- yes, admittedly -- a Republican ... But hey buddy, all I can say is, I'm no Democrat either. The Party System must be shaken, if not smashed. Ron Paul has the capability to do that, and I'm not going to take the time and explain it.

This is the Internet. We have video. So, in Summation, I contend ...

Enough said.


Oh. My. GOd, Giuliani!!!

I mean, all I can say is ... "What the FU*K are you babbling on about, you fascist-sounding, authoritarian Neo-CON, *ahem* -- "pro choice"-- R.epublicanI.nN.ameO.nly???"

Does he not understand what Dr. Paul SAID? People, please, let's keep in mind this guy used to be a talk radio show host. (*note the little softener-piece about his live ferretFreAKoUt, published by the Christian Broadcasting Network; kinda makes me wonder if the "Christian" networks are going to support a pro-choice candidate*)

Listen to this craaaaazed AssHo*e (-- I mean that, censored and not), here; please read the accompanying text. I could never have put this any better.

Oh, and for a hoot, my love to NY ...

Rudy Giuliani In Drag - Watch more amazing videos here

Vote PEACE in 2008. I'm down for Ron Paul, the one man who stood on that stage and TOLD THE TRUTH. Blue Rudy can li** my **** . ... ... um ... something. I dunno. Whatever.

Eh, I suppose I've just had enough insults for today ...

Gotta be more zen.


Patrice donkey punches Faux Noise

Faux Noise's Gibson and his anti-first amendment friend get it right in the eye.

Way to go, Patrice!!!


Ron Paul (almost) owns GOP debate again

He landed in second place this time, according to the Faux News poll, which I honestly do not trust. In the poll, Ron Paul placed second at 25%, with Mit Romney scoring slightly higher at 29%.

Here's Ron Paul's clips from last night's debate, if you were like most of America and simply couldn't stomach another panel of Neo-Cons, just to watch a real Conservative wango his fandango. It was a good fandango. More entertaining than last time, and it was good to see the guy stick up for himself so eloquently after slightly stumbling with his phraseology on why other countries hate us.

That guy's The Man. His honesty and substance-over-style approach really put the other candidates on their heels. Good ole' Blue Rudy tried to snap back with that 9/11 comment, but anyone who knows a God Damn Thing about America's foreign policy over the last 50 years agrees with Ron Paul.

Its almost a playground principal, really. Don't hit your friend and they won't hit you back. We've been wailing on a lot of people for a long time. So sure, national defense is positive, but slaughtering hundreds of thousands more innocents is no way to bring about peace.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Heroics in Austin today

Let it never be said that politics is without drama.

Today in Austin, something amazing happened.

Last month, the Texas House passed H.B. 626 which, among other things, would establish a law that requires people registering or re-registering to vote to file a birth certificate, unexpired passport or citizenship papers with their county's registrar.

A good half of us who were born here, don't actually have those documents. I don't, for one. So that means I'd have to pay my county's registrar $23 for a reprint, just so I could vote.

The Supreme Court once called this a poll tax.

So, the Texas House approved the poll tax bill, and today the Texas Senate tried to pass it. They failed, but just barely.

According to The Dallas Morning News, one Democratic Senator was absent with the flu. When roll was taken this morning, and it was discovered he was not present, Lt. Governor Dewhurst immediately moved to call a vote as to whether the bill could move forward for debate. A two-thirds majority is required in such instances.

After a rush vote, a total of 19-9 was tallied: one short of what Democrats needed to prevent the poll tax from being passed. However, one Democrat, John Whitmire of Houston, stood and shouted at Dewhurst for not counting his vote. His other colleagues rallied, and a shouting match broke out.

At one point, Dewhurst threatened to have Senate Democrats removed from the capitol.

Finally, Dewhurst caved, and allowed a second vote, to confirm the first tally was correct. He insisted it would result in no change, because he had failed to count a Republican vote too.

At the absolute zero hour, with just seconds remaining before the bill would be pushed through, Democrat Carlos Uresti of San Antonio came bursting into the Senate chambers and held up two fingers, signifying a vote of 'no'. Mr. Uresti had been out sick with the flu, and Senate Democrats had to frantically race against time to rouse him from his sleep and rush him into the capitol chambers. The final vote was 20-11, just one vote shy of the two-thirds majority the Republicans needed.

The Republicans are foaming at the mouth to get this bill passed, and if a single Senate Democrat is absent for one day between now and May 23, it'll be over.

I'm no fan of the Democrats, but if they can keep this one at bay, I'll at least write some nice words.


God smacks down Falwell

Today, God has smacked down one of America's favorite crazy religiosos; one part of the Unholy Trinity, shared by only two other men: Pat Robertson and James Dobson.

Yes, Part Three of the Unholy Trinity has departed this world. Today, Jerry Falwell died of congestive heart failure. He was 73.

Looks like this time the gays, and the lesbians, the ACLU and the People for the American Way can't be blamed. Or Tinky Winky, the Teletubbie Falwell claimed to be gay. Or Spongebob Squarepants and his "naked he-man" friend, David Hasslehoff (I'm not kidding.)

But seriously. Let us not judge the man. Most rational people have already formed an opinion about his warmongering, increasingly authoritarian teachings. Let's just remember him by what he gave to us, as a society.

Let's remember Jerry Falwell by his words ...
"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."

"God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve."

"I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I'm going to buy a Suburban next time."

"I think the Moslem faith teaches hate."

"If I were president of the United States, I would include Moslems in my presidency."

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."

"Textbooks are Soviet propaganda."

"The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for [the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001]."

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals, it is God's punishment for a society that tolerates homosexuals."

"I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One's misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc., are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status."

"The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi Party is to Jews."

"Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan."

Glory-glory, holla-jah-lou-yah. Amen and Mahalo.

Tonight, Jerry Falwell will be transformed, only to live anew as a Mii, buried deep within the confines of my most precious Nintendo Wii.

I bet he's just loving that idea, living on in this world, as part of something pronounced "wee".


Rice scheduled to testify today

Congressman Waxman wants to ask Condi about the forged documents claiming Saddam tried to procure uranium from Niger.

You remember - the documents that were known to be false, which Bush was told were false numerous times, that he decided to talk about in his 2003 State of the Union speech anyway? Yeah, the forgeries that provided the cornerstone of their warmongering.

The forgeries that lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

It seems likely that Rice will not to show up for her testimony before Congress, despite giving testimony before Congress numerous times over the last seven years.

This is a subject she doesn't want to speak on under oath. Can anyone in the class guess why?

Interestingly enough, the other key player in the Niger uranium lie, former CIA director George Tenant, will testify. And oh, the things he will say.


False "Christians" to whip up war cries at Bush's whim

Last week, President Bush met with James Dobson, leader of Focus on the Family, and a dozen other Christian Reich leaders from around the country, in OUR White House, to get their support for attacking another country that is currently at peace.

That's right: the Fear is back again. Said Dobson after the meeting ...

I heard about this danger [from Iran] not only at the White House but from other pro-family leaders that I met during that week in Washington. Many people in a position to know are talking about the possibility of losing a city to nuclear or biological or chemical attack. And if we can lose one we can lose ten.

If we can lose ten we can lose a hundred. Especially if North Korea and Russia and China pile on.

Dobson continues, comparing Iran's current leader to Adolph Hitler ... When in all truth, the man Dobson has chosen to side with has far more innocent blood on his hands.
The world looked at Hitler and just didn't believe him and tried to appease him the way we're hearing in Washington today. You know, the President seems to me does understand this, as I told you from that meeting I had with him the other day, but even there it feels like somebody ought to be standing up and saying, ‘We are being threatened and we are going to meet this with force -- whatever's necessary.’
Dobson claims that Iran will nuke America and Israel, and somehow launch a worldwide empire. The implication is that we should nuke Iran before they're able to do anything wrong. And if you're a follower of Dobson, you know that everything he says comes from the lips of the Creator; Jesus Christ himself. Just who are you to go against Jesus?

Keep in mind we are discussing the most pro-west nation in the middle east.

Keep in mind that Iran is one of the most vibrant democracies in that portion of the world, where dissent thrives, and revolution is just as close at hand (or closer) as it is here.

Keep in mind that we're talking about a country that has not attacked us, is at peace with its neighbors, and not directly threatening anyone.

Keep in mind that Bush is a power-hungry liar, and the International Atomic Energy Agency has long since called him on it.

Keep in mind that Hitler's Reich was launched after attacking peaceful nations that had done nothing to the German people.

Not calling anyone a 'Hitler' ... That would be a slight to the rancid cur. If Bush is akin to any prior fascist dictator, it is Hirohito, with a pinch of Mussolini's corporatism for good measure. I disdain the Hitler comparison in all its forms.

However, keep in mind that Hitler too proclaimed himself to be a Christian.

My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews [or Iranians?]* for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter.

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish [or Iranian?]* poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. [Jesus died so we could murder millions of people?]*

As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice ... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

-Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)

[Denotes comment added]*

Whenever you are confronted with someone who claims your religion should justify the mass-slaughter of human life -- that God and Jesus and the Holy Bible demand you support unbridled maiming, torture, and death, in an atavistic blood-orgy without end -- feel free to spit in their face, for they have committed a blight upon your faith.

Yeah, really, W.W.J.B. dude?


Monday, May 14, 2007

Elections over. Apathy wins.

Voter turnout in Denton County for the 2007 municipal elections (including the state-wide constitutional amendment) -- 18,341 votes, out of a possible 320,062.

These figures may otherwise be expressed as ...
5.73 percent

"A nation of sheep will surely beget a government of wolves."
-- Journalist Edward R. Murrow

The vote is in. Elections are over. Flip the power switch on the touch-screens, and never mind those whistle blowers, screaming about stolen elections from coast to coast.

Apathy, and the wolves, win again.

Next time, we should all keep a hammer close at hand.


Military drives dagger further into heart of free speech

The United States Military has just taken steps to cut off the last connections to home our soldiers have.

In doing so, they take a firm stand against the First Amendment of the Constitution, and further drive a dagger into the heart of our bill of rights.

Websites now prohibited by the military include Metacafe, IFilm, StupidVideos, and FileCabi, MySpace, BlackPlanet, Hi5, Pandora, MTV,, live365, and Photobucket.

(Notice that FaceBook is not among those? Here's why.)

They call these networks "recreational". But to the soldiers, these are a lifeline: the easiest, most reliable way for them to communicate with their friends and families back home.

This nasty policy serves another purpose as well. The Army's new rules will directly and detrimentally affect soldiers' ability to read American blogs. It insulates them from receiving information regarding the peace movement, the 9/11 truth movement, and any other counter-administration efforts back home.

This started a while ago, when the Army was discovered to be blocking left-leaning political thought on the Internet. It has now "escalated", so to speak, to an extreme point.

I suppose they think that guys like this may have a negative effect on our boys' willingness to keep ducking bullets in an endless conflict. Just trying to survive for years upon years tends to have that effect. Maybe you remember the G.I. Peace Movement? Film maker David Zieger sure does. If you haven't seen this flick, I completely recommend it. It should be mandatory viewing for new Peace Movement members ...

Soon, more people will join us in fighting to reunite you with your loved ones.

But that's certainly a legitimate concern for an increasingly fascist regime. The free flow of information is always a threat to a government that is more than willing to conduct information warfare against its own people. Going a step further, I would argue that this regime conducts actual warfare against its own people as well (in our own cities, no less).

So, at what point do common Americans say "Enough is Enough!" and REALLY fight back against the curtailing of our rights; against the violence spreading in our streets; against the parade of coffins coming home that they refuse to let us see?

I just hope you aren't one of the millions of parents, children or lovers of one who you have only known through MySpace or YouTube for the last three years. If you are, you have my sympathy.


Action alert! You can HELP STOP A GENOCIDE!

This just in from The Dallas Peace Center ...

Sudan Action Alert

The Sudan divestment bill (SB247) is scheduled for a vote by the Texas House of Representatives TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 15.

The bill would require that the Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System to divest from certain companies doing business in Sudan.

Call your State Representative today to let him or her know your opinion about this issue!!!

If you favor passage of this bill, ask your rep to vote for it without amendments.

To find contact information for your state representative, click here.

What are you waiting for? GET ON THE PHONE!


"We made brownies .... And I think I'm dead."

Scenario: cop pulls over motorist. Cop smells pot. Cop steals pot, goes home to vicodin-addled wife. Cop and wife make magic brownies, consume them, and come to the realization, amazingly, some hour and a half later, that "time is going by really, really, really, really slow."

"We made brownies ... And I think I'm dead," he tells the 9-11 operator he called.

He then proceeds to ask her what the score of the Red Wings game was, just to see if "this isn't some kind of hallucination."

Awesome. Listen to the full 9-11 call. Note that the first words on the tape are him uttering an 'Our Father', just before he claims to be convinced that he'd overdosed on a substance that is impossible to overdose on.

Sounds like someone will be changing careers soon.


Friday, May 11, 2007

Ron Paul wins GOP debate, HANDS DOWN

... but all is not well in the Shire.

After this happened (please watch):

... this happened:

From C-Span -

From ABC News -

And these from MSNBC News -

And, as you can see from these last couple MSNBC questions, the mainstream's so-called "front runners" were left in the dust ...

The guy is a Goldwater Conservative, much closer to a true Libertarian than any other candidate in both party's fields. If you watched the video above, I'm sure he struck a chord in you too. He raised a lot of eyebrows, and earned himself some enthusiastic supporters.

So why is the corporate media (ABC and MSNBC) censoring news of his resounding victory?

ABC had a small story on how he faired in the Internet polls. The story got thousands of comments in response. So what does ABC do? They DELETE all the comments, and block future ones.

MSNBC, despite sponsoring a poll which Ron Paul ran away with, decided to give the "victory" to Mitt Romney, even though he was hardly a blip on the radar.

If a bomb goes off in your backyard, but the mainstream press doesn't report it, does that mean it didn't make a sound?


Support the Troops - May 11, 2007

(click image to play video)

Support the Troops.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Local documentarian launches preview for "New World Rising"

Courtesy of Josh, over at North Texans for 9/11 Truth.


If you're a DallasRally person, you might recognize a clip in this video that was shot at an event we organized for the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.

More when it is available.


Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Today's GOOD news

From CNN ...

Retired generals, Iraq vets

launch anti-war ads

Their target: Moderate Republicans.

Please be supportive of our troops.


Army to take "further action" against civilian critic?

I know what you're thinking ... "HUH?" That's about right.

The Army has threatened a civilian critic of the 'no more free speech' policy. Steven Aftergood, publisher of Secrecy News, with "further action" in a cease-and-desist letter for posting a DECLASSIFIED DOCUMENT on his blog, detailing the new anti-First Amendment policy.

According to ABC reporter Brian Ross, it went down something like this ...

"You have Army Publications hosted on your website illegally," stated the e-mail, which appeared to be from an Army publications employee Cheryl Clark. "There are only 5 Official Army Publications Sites, and you are not one of them."

The e-mail stated that Aftergood could link to Army publications but could not host the documents on his own computer. What's more, she noted that the document, while unclassified, was stamped "For Official Use Only," meaning it was "not intended for public release."

"Please remove this publication immediately or further action will be taken," the e-mail concluded.

Well, pardon the disrespect, but I say F**K them. I am a civilian, and I will gladly criticize this policy because it goes against everything my nation stands for, here AND overseas. So, I've uploaded the very same document to my eSnips account.

Let's see if I get threatened by the Army too. Or maybe my eSnips account will just mysteriously vanish. If either happens, I'll let you know.

**UPDATE - Thursday, May 10, 2:55 p.m.
According to what I'm seeing here, the file isn't showing up on my eSnips account. But for some reason, the direct link (above) still works. You can't view my public eSnips profile - which is searchable - to download the thing. Only the direct link - not searchable - still works.

That wasn't the case when I posted this.

Interesting. Very interesting.


"Homeland" security was around before 9/11?

What's up with all these 9/11 coincidences?

In a report from Faux News, aired on September 11, 2001, former Faux News host-turned White House Spokesman Tony Snow claims that the offices in the Pentagon that were hit by ... something ... were under renovation.

In the video, found here, Snow says a new, under construction "Department of Homeland Defense" was where that ... something ... hit the Pentagon. The other office struck was supposedly related to fighting "limited wars" against terrorism. That's, uh, weird. Don'tcha think?

That's almost as weird as a magically indestructible tree -- like the one RIGHT OUTSIDE the new department that nobody bothered to tell us about until after 9/11, formed as a response to "the terrorist threat".

Consider the tree ...

... and you tell me: what the HELL happened?

I wish our government would just make an attempt to explain these anomalies. I'm getting tired of having so-called "conspiracy theorists" putting forward the most comprehensive, 'Oh, that makes much more sense'-type of explanations for this stuff.

I just want the truth. Officially. I think we can deal with it.


So THAT'S why the D.C. hooker story got killed

Ever since Randy "Duke" Cunningham went down for all KINDS of impropriety and criminal activity, a nasty little scandal has been growing and growing. Mr. Cunningham, it was discovered, loved him some hookers.

So when "Miz Julia" - a.k.a. Debraoh Palfrey, a Washington D.C. "madame" who ran the city's largest escort service - was arrested by the Feds, she decided to go public with her client records.

Last week on Friday, ABC News' 20/20 was supposed to name names. It had been hyped for over a week as a huge story ... And with over 10,000 names and phone numbers on the list, it was bound to be, just statistically speaking.

Officials, lobbyists, corporate people, high ranking politicians and their appointed lapdogs ... the whole array of sliminess in D.C. was about to come pouring out. People from both parties are involved; no doubt about it.

Remember this? I'm willing to bet you don't.

The story went almost nowhere after that first break. Heavy, heavy pressure was applied, and it just faded out of memory.

So when ABC, owned by Disney, spiked the new prostitution story at the last minute, eyebrows were raised. No names came out. There was almost nothing in the broadcast. Kinda reminds me of the time Michael Eisner ordered ABC News to kill a story about how Disney World hired pedophiles as park workers ... Kids were assaulted, but the news didn't come out for an awfully long time.

So, why indeed was the ABC report on the D.C. prostitution ring killed? The director of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Randall Tobias - appointed personally by Condi Rice - already resigned. Now the State Department has ordered his mere existence to be wiped from memory.

But certainly that could not be the reason for ABC News' freakout over their news division's reporting. There must have been someone with more sway.

Rumor has it that the biggest DICK in town, Vee'p Cheney himself, is on the list.

The Wayne Madsen Report (scroll down for story) reports that individuals on the list include ...
a senior official at the World Bank, the head of an Air Force Intelligence squadron, the CEO of a major corporation, a White House economist (later said to be an official at the Office of Thrift Supervision across the street from the White House), and the head of a neo-con think tank
The Madsen Report has learned the CEO of a major corporation is today a FORMER CEO, now an "extremely high ranking official in the Bush administration." Madsen further reports ...
[the individual] reportedly engaged the services of Palfrey's escort firm while he was the CEO and maintained a residence off Chain Bridge Road in the Ballantrae neighborhood in McLean, Virginia, a few blocks from the headquarters of the CIA. A number of phone calls on Palfrey' s phone bills are said to have originated from the Ballantrae area of McLean during the time of the CEO's liaison with the Pamela Martin & Associates escort.
That DICK, Mr. Cheney, um ... Sorta matches all those uncovered facts To A TEE. Thus the "rumor"-ish talk going around. I give this a couple more weeks before it breaks. Someone around D.C. is bound to talk. We journalists are like that. We tend to talk.

But really, when you think about it, how could this negatively affect DICK?

I mean, the man dodged the Vietnam draft, lied like crazy (and still is lying) to start an illegal war (and to keep it going, Mr. "last throes"), shot his lawyer in the FACE, told Senator Lehey to "go fuck yourself" on the FLOOR of the Senate no less, and lobbied against the right of his OWN DAUGHTER to get married or adopt a child.

Do you really think this sub-human mongoloid going off and plunging a hooker or five will make any difference to his "career"?

Guys. C'mon. Seriously. Sex scandals are so immaterial these days.

Its not like this is the Clinton Administration or anything. Sheesh. But there is one common thread.




And it can't get here soon enough.



Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Free 9/11 documentary screenings tomorrow

There's free screenings of "Loose Change Second Edition" and "Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11" in Bedford tomorrow night. It is being sponsored by North Texans for 9/11 Truth. Check it ...

Have you not heard about the 9/11 Truth Movement? Do you want to know the details of the Mark Cuban - Rosie O'Donnell - Charlie Sheen controversy? Then you should come by the theater. It is taking place at the Movie Tavern, just off Interstate 121 and Highway 183. Here's a map.

Speaking personally, they couldn't have picked a better venue. The Movie Tavern is just great - good food, nice drink specials, and reasonable prices. I've been there many-a-time, and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.

And like I said before, the screenings are free, but seating will be limited. RSVP for yourself and your guest(s) at info(at) I'll be there. I hope you will be too.

If you'd like to see a trailer for the upcoming film "Loose Change Final Cut" (not screening tomorrow, but due out soon), narrated by Charlie Sheen and produced by Mark Cuban, click below ...

This should be interesting.


Congressman Poe (hearts) the Ku Klux Klan


Congressman Ted Poe of Texas' second district - based out of Beaumont - quoted the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday.

He quoted him as justification or example for why he thinks Congress should dump a few extra hundred BILLION dollars on Iraq's ongoing "liberation". He claims that if the war is not funded, we'll somehow forget about all those troops we've got in Iraq and just let them die without bringing them home ... Which is disingenuous, to say the least.

Congressman Poe attributed the quote to a man he simply qualified as Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. His exact words were ...
"Nathan Bedford Forrest, a successful Confederate general, said it best about winning and victory and the means to do so. He said, 'Git thar fustest with the mostest.'"
Nathan Bedford Forrest founded America's oldest terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, as a means to murder as many slaves as possible.

And pardon me for asking, but, how are you going to call ANY confederate general "successful"? Last I checked, the Union won the Civil War.

Better still, it was a misquote. Forrest actually said "to git thar fust with the most men."

Not only does Congressman Poe quote one of the Godfathers of American Racism on the floor of our House, he does so incorrectly.

ThinkProgress has the video.

What say ye now of the inherent racism in much of the South's conservative ideology? If we've learned anything since Imus got stomped into the ground by free market forces, the legions of racial tolerance have finally gotten there "fustest with the mostest".

Or should I say, "[got] thar fust with the most dollars"?


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Free Mumia!

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a Peabody award winning journalist who smashed a ring of corrupt police.

Just a few months later, he was arrested, tried and convicted (by an all-white jury). The charge: killing a cop.

Mumia's case is highly suspect. Much of the evidence he was convicted on is circumstantial. It is true that one such as myself cannot really know what happened that night in Philadelphia. But a man such as this, with such a forceful intellect, to me embodies everything good about the American Free Press.


His final chance at freedom is approaching. If he is not granted pardon, he will either be executed, as he is on death row, or he will spend the rest of his life in a cage.

What are you going to do?

Free Mumia.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

A "sign" of the times

Hey! Lookie! The Texas legislature has Impeached Bush! ... sort of.

These signs are posted on every road entering the state:

According to ThinkProgress, State Representative Ken Paxton has passed a bill that would require the little addition on the bottom of that sign - "Proud Home of President George W. Bush" - to be removed.

Or, if I might have my druthers, the Texas Legislature has Impeached Bush and thrown him from our ... signs ...

Whatever. At least the Texas Legislature finally did something right.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Burgess (hearts) the Wonderful, Wonderful Surge (WWS)

My Congressman, Michael Burgess (R-TX), just sent me a very strange e-mail.

I am genuinely concerned for the Congressman. It seems as though he is delirious. Or, maybe he's just been putting back
some cold ones back with Congressman Tim Walberg (R-Michigan), who recently claimed ...
"80 to 85 percent, in a conservative fashion, of Iraq is reasonably under control, at least as well as Detroit or Chicago or any of our other big cities. That's an encouraging sign.''
So, if these people are authorities on the war, we have nothing to fear, right? Yay Surge! Bush is a hero.

That's basically what my Congressman just sent out. Get this: Burgess said ...
"[T]he facts speak for themselves. The two month surge in Iraq is making a difference, and I am appalled that votes this monumental in importance are being made based off of television reports. General Petraeus gave an honest assessment of the situation on the ground in Iraq. He admitted there have been significant challenges, especially with sectarian violence, but he nonetheless accounted for remarkable strides of progress. But, the vote on the floor to withdraw troops simply sweeps the truth under the carpet."

Yes, those Damnocrats are sure hating on the troops. Damn those Democrats, trying to follow the will of the people. Americans need to be told to sit down, shut up, and stay in line. The teevee is lying, and every reporter is just a Librul Liar. They hate Bush for no reason other than the fact that he's Republican!

After all, Bush trusts his commanders on the ground. As Mikie said, "General Petraeus gave an honest assessment of the situation." Damn skippy. So just sit down and shut up, Amerika.

Hmm. Now wait a second. Just what was it that General Petraeus said? Oh, that's right. He said ...
"There is no military solution to a problem like Iraq."
As for the Wonderful, Wonderful Surge (WWS?), I am SO relieved that Baghdad is now sec ... Oh, wait. Nevermind ...
USA Today: U.S. April death toll in Iraq passes 100
In fact, it was the worst month so far this year. Yay Surge?

Fact: there are fewer U.S. troops in Iraq today than there were when we first invaded. So, its more like, "What surge?"

Yes Congressman, we're all about sweeping the truth "under the rug" 'round the Librul Media. We just hate Bush. You caught us. Oop! Naughty, naughty JewRun Librul media.

Oh, by the way, next time you visit the Green Zone, the "safest" part of Iraq, don't forget to make like the U.N. secretary general and ... DUCK!

As for Bush and the veto, yeah, we get the message, loud and clear. America and her House of Representatives, along with her Senate, demand the executive branch bend to the people's will. Bush (and Burgess) responded yesterday, in an act that can only be described through artistry ...

Yeah. 'Eff you too. How's that for "sweeping the truth under the table"?

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Defense Secretary Gates in Dallas tomorrow


Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be addressing the Dallas Chamber of Commerce tomorrow at noon.

They will be at the Hilton Anatole, located at 2200 N. Stemmons in Dallas.

Here's a map.

I can't be there because of work. But I'm sure you'll go and let Mr. Gates know, politely and peacefully, that our troops must be brought home NOW.

You'll do that for me, right?


Olbermann said it best

Remember last October? Back when Bush was giving himself Dictator powers just before his Rubber Stamp was taken away?

We're seeing the fallout from the Military Commissions act currently.

MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann said it best when he said the following ...

I want my Democracy back.



Freedom of Speech - R.I.P.

The Army has just issued a directive that all soldiers who write about war on their blogs - or in any document, including letters home - must have their commanding officers approve them first.

They're even required to get prior approval for sending e-mail now. Penalties for ignoring this order include -- and I quote Army Regulation 530--1: Operations Security -- "administrative, disciplinary, contractual or criminal action."

What was the most recent reason Bushie gave us for needing to kill Iraqis? Wasn't it for "Freedom"?

The day is dark in these United States. The day is dark, indeed.



I stand with those who were brutally and needlessly attacked by the Los Angeles Police Department yesterday.

Scenes like this should never happen. Watch the video. What happened is just awful. They attacked peaceful demonstrators, some of whom were carrying anti-Bush signs. They attacked photographers and smashed their cameras. They attacked news reporters, women, children, fired hundreds of rubber bullets, deployed tear gas, and beat people relentlessly with clubs.


And furthermore ... Viva la Raza!

(Note: I'm white.)

God. It was another Kent State out there. Thankfully nobody was killed. Nobody was arrested either. Hmm.

Wake up, people. We're living in a police state.

(Another note: photo above was not taken in Los Angeles. Couldn't find too many pictures from yesterday's event, but I'm sure they'll be popping up like crazy on the 'Net over the next few days.)


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