Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Heath Summit Drama! For all the finger-wagging and stern words during Thursday's White House Health Care Summit the GOPhers will be out in full force, regressing to the same talking points they were admonished for on live teevee for over six hours. SPEAKER NANCY will go on This Week to talk about CHARLIE "Where's my General" RANGEL (of all things, according to the 'This Week' headline) then head over to State of the Candy to battle a scowling MITCH MCCONNELL. Meet the David goes with JOHN "Crazy Train" MCCAIN while the WH sends over the famous health reform director NANCY-ANN DEPARLE. Who? Then David tries yet another roundtable with featured pols ERIC KANTOR and DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. The best entertainment will be on Face the Bob with absolute looney-toon MARSHA BLACKBURN and fellow looney-mate TOM COBURN facing off against Dems STENY HOYER and KENT CONRAD. To Steny's and Nancy's defense, they actually DID something this week: See OpenGov H.R.4626 - Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers. LATEST ACTION: Feb 24th Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1098. From Nancy's and Steny's press conference: PELOSI: After 65 years, it is now time for the unfair advantage insurance companies have held over America's families and small businesses to end. HOYER: This bill is about making sure that everyone who wants to offer health insurance in America will do so in a free, open market. That will be subject as every other business is, to anti-trust provisions which say you cannot, in effect, make a deal with somebody that you take that part of the market, I'll take this part of the market, and we'll both charge this price. Because then there is not a free and open market to determine the lowest, best price for the best product. And it PASSED the House 406-19-8 !!! WOW! Look for BRAD FRIEDMAN of BradBlog and special Head On Radio VideoCast from INDEPENDENCE WVA - University of West Virginia featuring Ray McGovern & Robert Parry. Max, Bobby & Pap, Scott and PeterB all have good shows too. The Birck TeeVee Crew has spent the weekend digging out of our portion of the "snow hurricane" that dumped another foot or so of the white stuff on the compound. Our newly-tuned-up 30-yr-old Ariens snowthrower did the trick. We obviously haven't lost power (yet) but we are eying a natural gas generator for backup power, just in case. Stay warm and don't kill yourself moving snow! Have a hot toddy instead!


Democracy NOW!
»»» Sebastian Jones @ Democracy NOW! We speak to journalist Sebastian Jones, who carried out the investigation for The Nation magazine. WATCH “The Media-Lobbying Complex”: Investigation Exposes Undisclosed Corporate Ties of Network Political Pundits
»»» Glenn Carroll @ Democracy NOW! We speak to Nuclear Watch South coordinator Glenn Carroll, who has been leading efforts against the construction of the new plants. WATCH Anti-Nuclear Activists Mobilize to Oppose Obama-Funded Construction of Georgia Nuke Plants
»»» Glenn Greenwald @ Democracy NOW!We speak to Glenn Greenwald, a constitutional law attorney and the political and legal blogger for Greenwald says Democrats are disingenuously hiding behind the cover of the filibuster to justify their political inaction on the public option, when they could approve it through budget reconciliation. WATCH Glenn Greenwald: Dems Hiding Behind Filibuster to Justify Political Inaction on Public Option
»»» Jeff Biggers @ Democracy NOW! Journalist and cultural historian Jeff Biggers explores the myth of clean coal in a new book on the secret history of coal mining in Obama’s home state of Illinois. WATCH As Obama Pushes “Clean Coal,” Jeff Biggers Tracks History of Destructive Mining in “Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland”
»»» GRITtv HAS MOVED! Find us at
»»» Media Panel @ GRITtv Feb 26, 2010: Richard Kim, senior editor at The Nation Magazine, Megan Carpentier, former news and politics editor for Air America Media and currently guest contributor to the Washington Independent, and Danny Schechter, author of Crime of the Decade, producer of the new documentary Plunder and Editor-in-Chief of the WATCH Covering Healthcare, the State of Journalism and Afghanistan
»»» Jeff Biggers @ GRITtv Writer and environmental activist Jeff Biggers' latest book Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland tells the story of his journey into his own family's history in the mountains of Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. WATCH Jeff Biggers Uncovers the Devastating History of Coal Mining
»»» Dean Baker @ GRITtv Dean Baker reminds us that we need to keep pressuring Obama and our lawmakers to enact health care reform. WATCH Dean Baker: We Need to Keep Up Public Pressure to Reform Health Care
»»» NASCAR on FOX It's the Shelby American from Ls Vegas! Kurt Busch is on the pole. Coverage begins at 3 pm et
»»» NBA on ABC Suns @ Spurs 1 pm et then Nuggets @ Lakers 3:30 pm et

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    • BATTLE OVER HISTORY - Bob Simon reports on what the Armenians call their holocaust - the 1915 forced deportation and massacre of more than a million ethnic Armenians by the Turks - an event that the Turks and our own government have refused to call genocide. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.

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    • White House health reform director Nancy-Ann DeParle
    • ROUNDTABLE: House Republican Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), National Urban League President Marc Morial, and House Democratic Deputy Whip Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL); plus two Washington journalists -- BBC World News America's Katty Kay & Atlantic Media's Ron Brownstein.

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    HEAD ON SPECIAL: Ray McGovern and Robert Parry of Consortium News Watch Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

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    Info on Podcast #101 Published on 22 FEB 2010 by admin in Podcast Info -- Dr. Julien Mercille on Afghanistan. This is another in the Boiling Frogs interview series, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Dr. Julien Mercille discusses the trail of Afghanistan’s drug money, the false impression given by the latest UN report on the effects of Afghanistan’s drug production, and the role of other nations and institutions including western banks.
    Info on Podcast #102 Published on 17 FEB 2010 by admin in Podcast Info -- Brad Friedman updates the ACORN smear, Prof. Marjorie Cohn comments on whitewash of torture memo authors. Friedman, of, serves up admissions from GOP provocateurs Andy Breitbart and Hannah Giles that Giles and her “undercover journalist” pal James O’Keefe were not, in fact, dressed as whore and pimp when they framed ACORN workers on video. Then, Prof. Cohn teaches at Thomas Jefferson law school in San Diego and is immediate past president of National Lawyers Guild. She deplores the OPR report and the spin of the mainstream media that Yoo and Bybee have been exonerated, and describes how they violated professional standards and twisted their opinions to give BushCo license to torture.
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    Scott Horton interviews George Maschke (mp3) 16:28 Feb 25 2010. George Maschke, co-founder of, discusses the polygraph examination that Bruce Ivins passed before he was the FBI’s prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax mailings, historical failures in detecting national security threats through “lie-detector” tests and the retrospective claims by the FBI and DOJ that Ivins used countermeasures (that are now supposedly detectable) to mislead his polygraph examiner.

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