Friday, October 29, 2010

Republicans show no interest in working with Democrats

Rachel Maddow talks with's Dave Weigel about what Republicans' intentions really are for the United States given the gaping chasm between what they're threatening and the compromise Democrats are hoping for...

Michael Moore on what's at stake this election

Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore talks about the Rand Paul supporter who stomped on the head of a woman protester while another Rand Paul supporter held her down, and what's at stake in the midterm elections next week...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

More violence at campaign events

Oped: A man who was pushed to the ground and arrested for showing up at an Eric Cantor public event speaks out! Plus more on the alarming violence erupting all over the country over political opposition.
Hard to believe this is actually happening in America right now.
Deeply disturbing stuff, and may actually be a sign of more things to come, in more ways then one...

Twist in Rand Paul stomper case

According to reports, the Rand Paul supporter who stomped on a woman's head wants her to apologize to him. MSNBC's Ed Schultz and radio host Mike Papantonio discuss...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

That's RepubliCorp!

Damn! This satirical video is way too close to the truth; In the sense of the extreme right-wing faction of the party, that seems to have become much more prominent in recent years. Way too funny. I guess...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Video: WikiLeaks posts more Iraq war documents

WikiLeaks plans to release 400,000 classified U.S. military records on the Iraq War. CNN's Atika Shubert reports...

Video: Why the world needs Wikileaks

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange talks to TED's Chris Anderson about how the site operates and what it has accomplished...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Political landscape in turmoil

Frank Rich, columnist for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about the political landscape, from wealthy anonymous political donors to extremist candidates. What I found to be the most interesting, surprising, and alarming part of this video clip however, is the revelation that Surpreme Court Justices, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia have attended these secret strategy meetings for Conservative millionaires that serve the purpose of directing righ-wing money. W.T.F.?!!!

Radical group calls Obama 'Angel of Death'

An Ed Show panel debates whether the Republican Party has a responsibility to condemn radical hate against President Barack Obama...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Michael Moore on The Dylan Ratigan Show, March 17, 2010

"Until we remove money from politics...we're doomed. Once it's removed, though, the playing field is level" - Michael Moore

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Conflicting Visions: A video debate hosted by Chrystia Freeland

Reuters Global Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland teams up with YouTube to bring you the first-ever debate between two of the most influential economists of the past decade: Laura Tyson and Glenn Hubbard.
After the debate, Freeland referees a discussion with two of the most widely followed political commentators on You Tube, progressive Cenk Uygur and conservative Lee Doren.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Chamber of Commerce promotes outsourcing jobs

Absolutely brilliant investigative reporting from Rachel Maddow! She is just about the best there is. This video segment from her show on MSNBC is a must see. Every honest American citizen who plans to vote this fall has a right to know what is really going on behind the scenes, and who is responsible. Maddow factually reveals the history of The Chamber of Commerce advocating the business benefits of outsourcing American jobs even as they spend millions of dollars accusing Democratic candidates of doing the same!

All 50 states take on foreclosure fraud

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray talks about the investigation to learn whether mortgage companies cut corners when preparing foreclosure papers and whether they lied about it later...

Fed-up family returns to foreclosed home

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance

Makes a ton of sense! Actually, should be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, our country too often seems to be an exception to this rule...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Live Chat with Michael Moore

This is a 30 minute live video stream and chat that Michael Moore did with Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films back in March, 2010 that I just came across on the same YouTube channel. It is another must see, that I just had to add to the archives here on my blog. Just too good to pass up...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Successful jobs programs dies after GOP block

Most of the Conservative Republicans have never made a substantive argument against the successful stimulus jobs program, but they have blocked it three times. (We have seen this time and time again, as of late). And at the same time, attributing the sole failure of the job market to Pres. Obama's policies, and the Progressive Democrats! Incredible stuff...

John Lennon & Yoko Ono: WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It)

This video is from Yoko Ono's YouTube channel, and very profound...

Yoko Ono: Inspired By Iceland

#9 dream

Once again, I post this video in tribute to John Lennon, on his birthday, and now the 30th anniversary since his violent death in Dec. of 1980. He would have been 70 yrs. old today. (Oct. 9th). I will never forget the thrill of getting the Imagine album for Christmas from my mother, when I was a kid.
So videos like this, bring back so many cherised memories for me, of that time in my life. I would imagine the same would be true for John's wife, Yoko. (She is a good woman).
I would also like to include several very interesting comments from some viewers of this video post on YouTube. This is one comment posted from darrynray several weeks ago...

"Probably my favorite JL song. My morbid theory on this one is it's John's dream premonition of his assassination. I read years later that it was a record high temperature for that day and the words "Heat Whispered Trees" got me thinking. Also, supposedly Chapman called out "Mr. Lennon" as he hears someone call out his name.

Took a walk down the street
Thru the heat whispered trees
I thought I could hear (hear, hear)
Somebody call out my name as it started to rain
2 Spirits Dancing So Strange"

And here is a more recent one from a spike284...

"John was inspired to write this song because of a Dream he had, he saw Yoko and Cynthia, and they said Ah! Bawakwa Pousse Pousse to him in the dream..."

John Lennon was a brilliant, fascinating individual and artist, in more ways then one. He will never be forgotten by many. Including myself.
His music, his spirit, and his dreams, live on. God rest his soul...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

OneRepublic - Secrets

I dig this song. Just heard it on the radio for the first time the other day, and again today...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Defending the 'One Nation' rally

Ed Shultz and Rev. Al Sharpton respond to right wing attacks against Saturday's (Oct. 2nd) "One Nation" rally...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rep. Alan Grayson: Fox News is "Monty Python's Lying Circus"

More incredible stuff, from Rep. Alan Grayson...

Fraud Factories: Rep. Alan Grayson Explains the Foreclosure Fraud Crisis

Oh yea. This guy is great. Definately one of the best lawmakers we have in Washington today, by far. With that said, however, I do not believe that every single financial institution, that handles mortgages, foreclosures, and the like, is corrupt. (At least, I certainly hope not, or we're in big trouble). And I don't believe Alan Grayson believes that, either. I think he is just basically explaining, what in all too many cases is (unfortunately) really going-on; Not only because of the people he represents as a legislator, but maybe, as an honest and intelligent attorney, as well. That's all I am going to say about this, too...

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets...a letter from Michael Moore

This is a recent blog post from Michael Moore's website, that I received in e-mail form. I have been a big fan of his for quite some time now, and thought what he wrote in this particular blog post is absolutely brilliant, insightful, powerful, and important enough to want to share it here on my own blog, in its entirety. It is good stuff, and I hope you get something from it, yourself...

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn.
Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're in. But they've had over a year and a half to start getting the job done to fix it. Instead, they've run scared ever since they took power. To many, the shellacking they're about to receive is one they deserve.
But if you're of a mindset that believes a return to 2001-2008 would be sheer insanity, then you probably agree we've got no choice but to save the Democrats from themselves.

Memo To: President Obama and the Democratic Party Leadership
From: Michael Moore
Subject: 5 Things Dems Can Do to Turn It Around by November 2nd

1. Immediate Wall-to-Wall TV Ads, Internet Videos, and Appearances Hammering Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We're In.
We Americans have very short attention spans (Quick: Who Won the Oscar for Best Picture last year? The World Series? Exactly.). People need to be reminded over and over that it was the REPUBLICANS who concocted and led the unnecessary invasion of two countries, putting us in our longest war ever, wars that will eventually cost us over $3 trillion. Bush and Co. also caused the biggest collapse of our economy since the Great Depression. I don't know a single person in Hollywood who wouldn't shoot and produce those spots for you for FREE. Dems: Do not pull a single punch on this. Quit being a bunch of wusses and let the bastards have it! The public will be astonished that you've found your courage and your spine. We expect you to be Muhammad Ali, not Ally McBeal.

2. Indict the Criminals.
Announce that the Justice Department will seek indictments against both those who caused the economic collapse and those who became war profiteers. Call it for what it is: organized crime. Use the RICO statutes. Use the basic laws that make fraud of any kind a crime. Get in the face of those who stole the billions, make them pay for it -- and the people will love you. We want Dirty Harry, not Dirty Dancing.

3. Announce a Moratorium on All Family Home Foreclosures.
Last month (August) there were more home foreclosures than in any month in U.S. history. Worse than any month in the worst year ever, 2009. The bleeding hasn't stopped -- it's only gotten worse. And now, this week, two of the largest crime organizations who are throwing hundreds of thousands of people out of their homes have been forced to momentarily stop doing this. It turns out, they don't really have the paperwork to prove they actually own these houses! It's madness. So if you do one thing for the middle class this week, do this. It will take an hour of your time to draw up the decree and issue it. We'd rather watch "It's a Wonderful Life" than "Poltergeist."

4. Announce a New 21st Century WPA.
"Who's hiring? THE GOVERNMENT IS HIRING!" Put together a simple plan to hire enough people to repair our roads, fix up our aging schools, and rebuild our infrastructure. Fund this by taxing the richest 1% who have more financial wealth than 95% of Americans combined! Unemployment will drop to 5%. Can you pass it? Well, you sure can't unless you try! And as you're trying, announce that you will force the Republican senators (who until now simply have had to say they "intended" to filibuster in order to kill a bill) to have to actually filibuster! Make them stand on the floor of the Senate and read from the phone book 24/7. They won't last a day. And America will see them for who they really are.

5. Declare That No Democrat Will Accept ANY Wall Street Money in the Next Election Cycle.
Pick a day in the coming week. Have all your fellow Democrats in Congress stand in front of the Capitol (with President Obama) and pledge that if America allows you to retain control of Congress, none of you will take a penny from Wall Street for the 2012 election. Instead, promise to accept donations of only $2, $5 and $10. You will also pledge not to take a job as a lobbyist or lawyer for ANY corporation for ten years after you leave Congress. The message will be a powerful one to the average American fed up with corrupt political hacks. Act like Honest Abe, not Fast Freddie -- and see what happens.

And here are two bonus suggestions: Use what sense of humor you have and go after these candidates and their agenda with all the hilarious ridicule they deserve. And quit complaining about "the base" not doing enough to help you. You want help? Do something this week to earn it. I've offered five suggestions. I'm sure the rest of "the base" has a few more.

Michael Moore