Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lou Dobbs Quits CNN

It’s about time we got this guy off the air. According to Lou he has reached an agreement where he will be released from his contract to go explore new opportunities. Can anyone say Fox News?


“Over the past six months it’s become increasingly clear that strong winds of change have begun buffeting this country and affecting all of us, and some leaders in media, politics, and business have been urging me to go beyond the role at CNN and to engage in constructive problem solving as well as to contribute positively to the great understanding of the issues of our day. And to continue to do so in the most honest and direct language possible.”

I’ll give Lou Dobbs this, he did cover the North American Union and the new world order thing, but continues to slam Obama and things like immigration and healthcare reform. Bush was the one who sign the North American Union in and yet it’s all Obama’s fault to him now these days.

Hey Lou, if you’re going to play the new world order card just remember that both sides are apparently in on that, not just democrats.

I honestly think this has more to do with MSNBC’s anti-Lou Dobbs ad that they were running last week. Well congratulations MSNBC you did it! You got Dobbs off the air!

Murdoch’s In Deep

The Fox Noise Network is still at it, proliferating lies about President Obama. And now their owner Rupert Murdoch is jumping into the ring to protect his network’s commentators with absolute nonsense.

Murdoch must be going senile, or he’s just stupid enough to say that Fox commentators never drew comparisons between President Obama and Stalin. I did a big scoop on Glenn Beck a while back where he’s trying to proof that Obama is a socialist for one, and for two Fox news commentators take the chance to call Obama Stalin-like or Hitler-like every chance they can find.

So why try and lie about it Murdoch? Why say that none of your commentators have ever called Obama Stalin? There is a few videos at the bottom I would like people to watch to proof my point.

Murdoch is also in very deep with his statement defending Glenn Beck. Back in the summer Beck called Obama a racist, and said that he believes Obama has a problem with white people. Such a stupid comment seeing as how Obama is half black half white…

So wait, I really need to know what makes Obama a racist in these people’s heads. What was it that he said? Can anyone remember what he said or did to make a news organization think he is a racist?

In the video, Murdoch is being asked about Glenn Beck and how he called Obama a racist and Murdoch agrees with Glenn Beck. Murdoch says that Obama “did make a very racist comment…about blacks and whites and so on.” He goes on to say that it was a comment that probably shouldn’t have been used against the President, but if you assess what Beck was saying you’d realize he was right.

Unfortunately there was more to the video that Media Matters for America cut out for some reason. But they showed the same interview on MSNBC and the interviewer asks Murdoch what the racist comment was that Obama used and when it was used. Murdoch couldn’t answer either of those questions.

Now a spokesperson for Fox is spreading the word that Murdoch does not believe that Obama is a racist.


News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch has drawn criticism following an interview with Sky News Australia, where his comments were interpreted by some as being in agreement with Glenn Beck's view that President Obama's "a racist."

But News Corp. spokesperson Gary Ginsberg tells POLITICO that Murdoch did not intend to suggest that he had the same opinion as Beck.

"He does not at all, for a minute, think the president is a racist," Ginsberg said.

Murdoch, in the interview, said that the president "did make a very racist comment" and seemed to indicate he thought Beck was right in making the controversial claim. Media Matters, and others, quickly seized upon the interview as evidence that Murdoch shared the same view as the Fox News host.

“Seemed to indicated?” Murdoch’s own words were, “And, you know, that was something which perhaps shouldn't have been said about the president, but if you actually assess what he was talking about, he [Beck] was right.”

So Glenn Beck was right in calling Obama a racist, and Murdoch agrees that if you assess what Glenn Beck said you would realize he is right. And yet Murdoch does not think the president is a racist?

Is Murdoch trying to promote Beck from the football team’s water boy position to Sean Hannity’s cheerleading position? Or does he want to make him quarterback in place of Bill O’Reilly?

Lets get back into reality can we please? There is no proof, NONE WHAT SO EVER, that Obama ever made a racist comment against white people. There is also no proof that he is a socialist or a Nazi (which are too different things…funny how people have no idea what either of those words means these days).

Glenn Beck goes on TV and lies about the president and loses sponsors. Until this man can come up with any proof to back up his claim he is a lame duck. And Murdoch is even lamer for going one step further than Beck by saying that Obama made a racist statement which no one can seem to remember.

If he did make a racist statement then why isn’t Fox covering that and presenting proof? If Obama did slip up during a speech why isn’t there any video/audio for it? Why is it that no other media source, not even Fox has the proof of this claim? A better question, why are these people calling themselves journalists when they concocted lies and stories? People like to say that MSNBC and other networks do the same which is untrue. And if any of those commentators on MSNBC did in fact say something that wasn’t true they always apologize the next day and correct the error. I have NEVER seen Fox make a correction based on a story they broadcasted that wasn’t factual.

Get Glenn Beck off the air and make Rupert Murdoch air a correction on behalf of his entire “news” organization. Fox is not news, it’s a 24/7 political operation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Friend’s Tragedy

Saturday night was a terrible night for my good friend Kelly.

On Saturday around 7:30 pm in a sports bar in Vail Colorado, Kelly’s father Dr.Gary Bruce Kitching, was shot to death by a Vietnam veteran who apparently suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The shooter was a longtime Vail resident, Richard "Rossi" Moreau, age 63. Witnesses say that Moreau was being escorted out of the bar by staff members when he rushed back in with a pistol and started shooting.

Moreau shot multiple people in the bar injuring most, but killed Kelly’s father Dr. Kitching.

Kelly was terribly distraught at our favorite watering hole Silky Sullivan’s. We all came to comfort her.

Kelly’s father was shot to death in a sports bar right in front of her mother, by a man who was not mentally stable. No motives have been discovered for Moreau’s actions other than an argument he had.


Witnesses told investigators that Moreau, a Vietnam veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, was being escorted out of the bar by bar staff at about 7:30 p.m. when he pulled out a semi-automatic .45-caliber handgun and started shooting. Moreau had been argumentative and disruptive, they said.

My heart goes out to my friend Kelly and her mother, who lost a father, husband, man of medicine, and man of love in their life.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fort Hood Victims Remembered

We now know who the victims of major Hasan’s attack yesterday are. They were all men and women who joined the military to serve their country, only to be brought down by one of their own people.

Velez: 21, preparing to return home to Chicago.

Nemelka: 19, of Salt Lake City.

Pearson: 21, from Chicago.

Hunt: 22, spend 3 ½ years in the Army and served in Iraq.

Krueger: 29, joined the Army to hunt Osama Bin Ladin.

Xiong: 23, of St. Paul Minnesota.

These are half the people that were killed by major Hasan yesterday at Fort Hood Texas.


Ft. Hood Shooting Update

So yesterday was one crazy day. Army major Nidal Malik Hasan, just before going on his rampage at Ft. Hood killing 12 people and injuring 31 more, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one of his neighbors and called the other to thank him for his friendship, as if he was going off war. At 1:30 pm yesterday he began shooting at fellow soldiers and was thought to be killed. Then we found out that he wasn’t dead, merely just wounded and in a coma while under military guard.

More developments have been made in these horrible tragedies which do shed some light on the issue. But of course there are those out there who have no regard for people and like to twist facts and spread rumors. Mainly the Bucks County Conservative Examiner Doreen Alli Linder, who most likely doesn’t even read her own material before or after posting it.


According to Maj. Halik Nidal Hasan was a on a Homeland Security Panel advising the incoming Obama administration. Hasan, was a psychiatrist and army Major who gunned down 43 people yesterday at Fort Hood Army Base in Texas. Hasan participated on November 6 in Homeland Security Disaster Preparation, a transition task force last year.

According to Jihad Watch the panel was, "The task force was not officially affiliated with the White House. It was a project of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, an independent think tank housed at George Washington University, aimed at drafting policy recommendations for the incoming Obama administration."

Doreen Alli Linder is suggesting that major Hasan was on the Homeland Security Panel which was advising the Obama administration. There are absolutely no facts to back this statement up except for a link she posted on her blog that doesn’t even work because she doesn’t know how to make hyperlinks correctly. I got to the site she wanted to share and it’s the site. Yup, the highly conservative, highly religious, Christian fundamentalist website that tries to take itself seriously by sounding intelligent. Too bad they can’t back this up with any proof.

This man was pushed by people who hated him for his faith and persecuted him. His actions were deplorable, but let’s use this opportunity to take a look at our actions. Hasan’s car was damaged by a fellow soldier who came back from Iraq. The soldier keyed the car…


According to a Killeen police report in August, an Army employee was charged with scratching Hasan's car, causing $1,000 in damage. Apartment manager John Thompson said the man charged was a soldier back from Iraq, who objected to Hasan's faith and ripped a bumper sticker off the major's car that said: "Allah is Love."

Perhaps if people could be more understanding things like this wouldn’t happen. Or not, who knows. Hasan is in a hell of a lot of trouble either way now, and might not come out of this coma alive anyway. Why he really did I’ll never know. Maybe he really did lose it and felt betrayed by President Obama for not pulling out of the wars. Too bad Hasan, you could have been a great Army major psychiatrist, but you threw it all away and took 12 people with you.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fort Hood Shooter Alive!

This is just too crazy to pass up. It seems that the Fort Hood shooter Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan is indeed alive. Hasan is a 39 year old psychiatrist and 8 year Army veteran.

Hasan was shot and thought to be dead, but in reality he is wounded and alive under military guard. He was transferred from Walter Reed Medical Center to Fort Hood in July, and received a poor performance evaluation.

A retired colonel told Fox that Hasan was about to be deployed to Afghanistan, and elaborated on Hasan’s frustration with President Obama for not pulling the troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Hasan apparently also got into arguments with others in the military that were for the wars.

About two hours ago President Obama addressed the situation called it, "a horrific outburst of violence."

More on this story as it develops.


Beck Compares Healthcare Reform to 9/11

Just when you thought Glenn Beck couldn’t get dumber, he did. I guess I don’t mind too much, seeing as how the dumber he acts the more people will see through him and stop listening to him.

Beck is trying to compare healthcare reform to the acts committed on 9/11. I know, it’s so funny you can’t believe it. Actually it’s so stupid you can’t believe it. Yes, Beck is trying to say that healthcare reform is bad, and he’s making it sound like support for healthcare reform will spell out certain doom for us all on a scale that we only know because of you guessed it, 9/11.

The video was absolutely funny I must say. At first he’s talking about how in the 1990’s he was on the radio talking to people about the dangers of Osama Bin Ladin. Of course, he never really makes it clear what parts of the 1990’s he was talking about Bin Ladin until later, and totally tries to blame it all on Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Glen says he wasn’t a super smart man (that we know) that he just listened to Obama’s words and believed them. Wow Glenn! Where were you when we needed you man? Condi totally screwed everything up, but you actually would have believed that memo would you? You wouldn’t have just passed it along like she did? Man, if only you were there to protect this nation against Condoleezza Rice and Osama Bin Ladin, because 9/11 would have never happened.

What’s so funny is the fact that Glenn I saying that he truly believed that Osama Bin Ladin would attack the USA, but that it wasn’t on the top of the list because we were all too worried about fat interns and the definition of ‘is’.

OK Glenn, as I recall it was the Republicans who made a big stink about Clinton’s affair so why aren’t you mad with your own party? Not only were they the ones wasting time with oral sex and impeachment but they were also the ones who let Osama Bin Ladin attack in the first place!


KEAN: You didn't see any memos to you or any documents to you?

RICE: No, I did not.

Really, is that so? How odd because when it was discovered that there was a memo and that you read it you claimed it was no smoking bullet. Then when asked what the memo said all you could say was, “I believe it said Osama Bin Ladin determined to attack.” Wow, and yet Glenn Beck has been warning all of you guys for so long!

Beck then goes on to say that on 9/11 we experienced something we never experienced before when those buildings went down, because when those building came down so did our markets and our economy. And that at that moment we Americans realized we weren’t invulnerable.

And then he goes on saying that it was a decade ago he was trying to warn us about Osama Bin Ladin and terrorist attacks, and that he is doing the same thing warning us that our economy is weak and some how he fits spending into all of this and says that we can’t afford to spend any more money continuing

down this “progressive” path.

Wait a second…President George W. Bush was the one who created this spending problem, and he spent all that money when we didn’t have it to spend. After 9/11 the market was so messed up and needed time to heal, and he thought the best way to do that was to do the country in a deficit and try to destroy the middle class. Where were you and you’re great ideas then Glenn?

Conservatives are awake now? Well it’s about damn time! Oh wait, you’re still all crazy and protest the government on the day after 9/11. Yeah, that’s pretty crazy. Blame Democrats and our current President for 9/11 and the tactics of the previous administration. Yes, and do it all in the name of the horrible terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11/01. And I’m pretty sure you 9/12ers as you call yourselves aren’t actually reading the healthcare reform bills every weekend.

The thing that Glenn Beck is trying to do is make it seem like a public option and corporations competing against each other is bad…because that’s what the public option is all about. But many are upset with affordable healthcare.

The truth is that this bill isn’t even finished. It has been put up to vote, voted down, rewritten by both Republicans and Democrats, repackaged and voted on again, voted down again, and rewritten again. Leave it up to stupid people spreading lies about the bill to scare people in to crazy ideas like forced euthanasia, mandatory abortions, and free healthcare for illegal immigrants.

And leave it up to Glenn Beck to distort the truth and lying and telling half truths and omit certain facts. Like for instance, he says he’s been talking about Osama for ten years now and that it was overshadowed because of Bill Clinton, when it was Republicans who turned that issue into a big deal.

Solider Shooting Spree at Fort Hood

Something terrible has happened today at Fort Hood in Texas. A soldier went on a shooting spree and killed 12 fellow soldiers and injured 31. This happened right about 1:30pm and there was no known motive for the shootings right away, an online news report said.

According to the news the shooting broke out in the bases Readiness center where troops prepare themselves for deployment or go through medical screenings. The suspect was Army Major Malik Nadal Hasan, and was soon shot and killed after he opened fire on the base. Hasan was an Army mental health professional and was most likely a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Officials making statements at the base are saying that it was unclear what Hasan’s religion was and it is still be determined whether or not Hasan is his birth name or not. The base has since been on lock down and the wounded are being treated at different hospitals across Texas.

There were two other soldiers who were apprehended and treated as suspects, but they were soon released.

Why this man would go on a killing spree at an Army base in still unknown. We know he was possibly Muslim but would that matter? The man was a 30 some year old Major in the US Army and a mental health professional, so why would he do this? We may never know unless he kept some type of record around.

This was a terribly tragic event, and I will keep everyone posted as new details come in.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gay Rights Pushed Back Again

Well it’s happened again everyone. Gay rights were given the boot out of Maine last night because of this hateful campaign lead by the religious right wingers who believe that marriage is reserved for straight people only. It wasn’t only a set back for gay rights, but human rights as well.

A year ago yesterday we went through the same thing here in California when Prop 8 was passed, and we all had such high hopes for Maine. It was a very upsetting night and of course the smearing continues from the right wing. I found an article today on a right winged website that argues that gay marriage and gay rights are not the same thing. Oh I’m sure, just like a black’s right to marry a white person or Latino person fifty years ago wasn’t an issue of civil rights.


Some people are claiming this as a sign, as a resounding referendum on this nation’s views of same-sex marriage. You know what? It’s hard to argue with that. Gay marriage isn’t gay rights; it’s the thorniest splinter of the thorniest national social issue this side of abortion.

What’s funny is gay rights have been compared to a lot of crazy things in the past such as bestiality, incest, and even child molestation and pedophilia. And now they are comparing it to abortion, because we all know gay people would much rather see a child be aborted then adopt one. Just like we know that gay people can’t reproduce so they are trying to recruit straight people’s children to the gay side of life and spit in god’s eye. I mean, they talk about it at all the meetings don’t they?

Now this next excerpt from the article upset me the most, as the writer claims that religious right wingers (which make up most of America according to this author) do not oppose gay rights.


That’s an important distinction. Those who worry about the “silent majority” of gay rights opponents, the people you rarely meet in the city but see in the news holding signs and public prayers, have little to fear. America does not oppose gay rights. Or, to be more specific, a majority of this country does not oppose ensuring that queer citizens receive the same rights as anyone else. That’s a fact, yes.

OK, after reading this person’s full article I realize he isn’t 100% right wing whack job, but he still made a lot of poor comments. Like saying at the end that no one is acting gay marriage or gay rights. Yeah right, that’s why gays are always told that they’re life style is wrong and disgusting and a sin and that they are going to hell. No, you see these people are just trying to protect that paradigm that they are used to.

The results of Prop1 were very close, so I do not believe that the majority of Americans believe that it’s not time for gay rights. EQCA has said that California will push for gay marriage again in 2012, which I believe is a great idea. It will give the community time to regroup and by then many more people will realize how important it is to get involved.

On another topic, Halloween was this past Sunday. I went to my local bar’s Halloween party as a Lieutenant in the Navy with a patch on that said “don’t ask don’t tell”. The reason being I hate the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy. It was a bit cryptic I know, but a lot of people liked the idea and were very good sports about playing along with it.

Also, I met a few people at the bar I haven’t seen in a while. A lot of them were very supportive of my efforts, and a lot of them really liked my idea about the free reading program. Thanks everyone!

I say down with all these hateful people and down with ‘don’t ask don’t tell’. And come on people, if you believe in this stuff it’s time to get involved and do something!