Sunday, January 31, 2010

Brick TeeVee SOTU Wrap: Groundhog Day?

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Brick TeeVee SOTU Wrap: Groundhog Day? - DC Beltway's Village Idiots are at once celebrating and panning Obama's first State Of The Union (SOTU) speech in their regular bombastic ways. The Brick TeeVee Crew's ears pricked up immediately when they heard the words "safe, clean nuclear power plants" and "clean coal". We felt like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day! We heard this speech before! We thought we were hallucinating but others noticed too. Harvey Wasserman reports "When Obama endorsed "safe, clean nuclear power plants" and "clean coal" in this year's State of the Union, more than 10,000 members slammed that as the worst moment of the speech." . Wasserman lays out in Will Obama guarantee a new reactor war? ( 1-30-10) Amidst utter chaos in the atomic reactor industry, Team Obama is poised to vastly expand a bitterly contested loan guarantee program that may cost far more than expected, both financially and politically. The long-stalled, much-hyped "Renaissance" in atomic power has failed to find private financing. New construction projects are opposed for financial reasons by fiscal conservatives such as the Heritage Foundation and National Taxpayers Union, and by a national grassroots safe energy campaign that has already beaten such loan guarantees three times. New reactor designs are being challenged by regulators in both the US and Europe. Key projects, new and old, are engulfed in political/financial uproars in Florida, Texas, Maryland, Vermont, New Jersey and elsewhere. And 53 years after the opening of the first commercial reactor at Shippingport, Pennsylvania, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu is now convening a "Blue Ribbon" commission on managing radioactive waste, for which the industry still has no solution. Though stacked with reactor advocates, the commission may certify the death certificate for Nevada's failed Yucca Mountain dump. For more Wasserman see July 25, 2008 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the reactor revival is NOT ready for prime time AND June 18, 2009 Big Nuke's desperate radioactive hoax in impoverished Ohio featuring Rev. Gov. TED STRICKLAND and soon-to-be EX-senator GEORGE VOINOVICH. Ah yup. And then there's THIS from Project Censored's Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010: Censored Story #4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has estimated that there is a 1:100 chance of pool fire happening under the best of scenarios. And the dossier on the Shearon Harris plant is far from the best. Congressman David Price of North Carolina sent the NRC a report by scientists at MIT and Princeton that pinpointed the waste pools as the biggest risk at the plant. “Spent fuel recently discharged from a reactor could heat up relatively rapidly and catch fire,” wrote Bob Alvarez, a former advisor to the Department of Energy and co-author of the report. “The fire could well spread to older fuel. The long-term land contamination consequences of such an event could be significantly worse than Chernobyl.. Don't EVEN get us started on the myth of "clean coal". (See BTV a few weeks ago Brick TeeVee SPECIAL REPORT Mountaintop Removal Study). Throw bricks at JOHN "Crybaby" BOEHNER on Meet The David and MITCH MCCONNELL on State of the King but stick around for AFL-CIO Union Boss RICHARD TRUMKA with the Last Word. This Somebody has BABA interviewing SenElect Brown (Regressive-MA) PLUS FEATURED BRICK TARGET ROGER AILES (Media Conglomerate - World). Face the Bob tries a tag-team match of BARBOUR & THUNE vs. RENDELL & GRANHOLM while 60 Min mails in propaganda. Good stuff all around the lib/prog media toobs with JOE STIGLITZ and DAVID CROSBY on Ring of Fire Radio, SCOTT HORTON on with PBC and AntiWar Radio (with Scott Horton - no relation) plus Max with the Truth About HANK PAULSON. Spend some time with Bob Kincaid and Guy James from Health Action 2010 in DC. The Brick TeeVee Crew is feeling a bit of Groundhog's Day effect as we wait for Year of the Tiger. Pitchers and Catchers in three weeks while Daytona looks for a pole sitter. We're putting big money on Punxsutawney Phil & Buckeye Chuck NOT seeing their shadows!

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»»» Howard Zinn Tribute @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Howard Zinn (1922-2010): A Tribute to the Legendary Historian with Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Naomi Klein and Anthony Arnove
»»» Michael Moore @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Michael Moore on Haiti, the Supreme Court Decision on Corporate Campaign Financing, and Why He Calls the Democrats “Disgusting”
»»» Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney @ Democracy NOW! WATCH “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”–A Look at Corporate Money and Politics
»»» Chomsky and Klein @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein Respond to Obama’s First State of the Union
»»» Obama SOTU @ GRITtv Obama’s first State of the Union speech was Wednesday night, and we wondered if once again he’s going to try to be all things to all people. We talked about Obama’s choices for the economy and the path we hope he’ll take now with Kai Wright of The Nation and The Root, Jeff Madrick, author of The Case for Big Government, and Lynn Parramore of the New Deal 2.0. WATCH Week in Review: State of the Union: Overhauling Agenda?
»»» HOWARD ZINN @ GRITtv “You can’t be neutral on a moving train,” Howard Zinn famously said. He didn’t believe in staying closeted in the academy, though he was a brilliant historian whose book, A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present changed the way many people view history. Recently, a documentary based on his work, The People Speak, brought to life the many Americans whose lives and activism would otherwise have been forgotten. Zinn died on January 27th at age 87. He lived a long, full life and was an inspiration to all of us at GRITtv. He spoke to Laura in 2008. WATCH Remembering Howard Zinn
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    Scott Horton interviews David Bromwich (mp3) 48:00 Jan 29 2010. David Bromwich, professor of literature at Yale University, discusses American ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry’s recommendation against a troop surge that Obama ignored, Eikenberry’s concern that continued US assistance will indefinitely delay Afghan independence and self sufficiency, Obama’s decision to forgo an Iraq Study Group-type reevaluation of policy on Afghanistan, the odd NYT note (end of article) that Robert Gates watched the military-coup movie Seven Days in May, Obama’s odd and infuriating contradictions between his speech-making and policy choices and why US resources would be better spent preventing a failed state in Mexico rather than Afghanistan.
    Scott Horton interviews The Other Scott Horton (mp3) 37:15 Jan 30 2010. The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, discusses the journalists attempting to rebut his Guantanamo “suicides” expose, the strong resemblance of Joe Carter’s critiques to those of a Department of Defense public affairs officer, the hassle of dealing with straw man arguments, more evidence that Camp “No” does indeed exist, the ease of controlling the flow of information within a secure military installation and how government “conspiracies” are often nothing more than staying “on message.”

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