Sunday, September 26, 2010

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New "Contract ON America"! What a crazy week! Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. and told the remaining audience 9-1-1 was an inside job saying "some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime....The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view." (AFP) He must have watched "Loose Change The Final Cut"? Obama also spoke at the U.N. and "As Obama spoke about the importance of supporting U.S.-brokered peace talks, television cameras panned to empty chairs at Israel's U.N. desk...Israeli officials have denied their absence was an intentional slight, saying they were observing the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and had informed the U.S. in advance that they would not be present...And some of Netanyahu's right-wing colleagues condemned Obama's speech, accusing the U.S. president of "inappropriate interference." " (LA Times) Then LARRY "Africa is Under-polluted" SUMMERS announced his resignation saying, "I'm looking forward to returning to Harvard to teach and write about the economic fundamentals of job creation and stable finance as well as the integration of rising and developing countries into the global system" (Guardian UK) which is code for "I'm going to continue proselytizing neo-liberal flat-earth Chicago-School Freidmanism Economics to more young rich white kids who will make a killing on Wall Street". Danny Schecter has more on this at Consortium News The No-Longer Endless Summers as does Robert Scheer at TruthDig So Long, Summers noting, Thanks to the banking debacle he did so much to initiate back in the Clinton years, the nation now has more people living in poverty, 43.6 million of them, than ever in our history. Americans have witnessed the disappearance of $11 trillion of their net worth, $1.5 trillion in the second quarter; the debt has risen alarmingly; unemployment is stuck at 9.6 percent; and trillions of dollars in toxic pools of housing stock are still held by the banks to be thrown into the housing market fire sale anytime home prices promise to edge upward. Behold what brilliance has wrought. . Not to be upstaged the Republicans unveiled their latest "Contract ON America" with their new shiny (and hollow) "Pledge for America". At TruthDig Eugene Robinson remarks in The Party of Nonsense "...if the “Pledge to America” unveiled Thursday is the best that House Republicans can come up with, they’d have been better off continuing to froth and foam about “creeping socialism” while stonewalling on specifics. The problem with the Pledge is that the numbers don’t remotely add up." Another analysis comes from RJ Eskow at The Smirking Chimp who writes in GOP's "Pledge" to Rob the Middle Class: No Jobs, No Health Care, No Security "Once you strip away the rhetoric, the answer is simple: Off the top, their plan is a trillion-dollar giveaway to the rich - at everybody else's expense. Their "pledge" would slash needed spending, kill jobs and end any hope of growing the economy. It declares open season on the public's health and safety with a deregulation agenda that would unleash BP, Goldman Sachs, and every other corporation whose risky behavior endangers us. It would lead to even more financial crashes and environmental disasters. Firefighters, cops,and teachers would be laid off in droves. The deficit would soar. We'd face a permanently stagnating economy. The middle class would wither away." And he warns "Remember, the Republicans made a lot of promises the last time they took control of the Congress. They promised to create more jobs, and their policies led to record unemployment. They promised to limit their own terms, then settled in for a long comfy stay in Washington. They promised that businesses would regulate themselves, and both the Gulf Coast and the Main Street economy were ruined. " What's really scary is the rubes and teabaggers and birthers and "low information voters" will eat this crap up! They are stuck in a bizarre Stockholm Syndrome Twilight Zone! What's more, the GOP are up to their old VOTER CAGING tricks just like they pulled in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004: One Wisconsin Now Exposes Voter Suppression Plans Between Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party Groups!!! TAKE ACTION HERE! The GOP clearly adheres to three basic principles: "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit", "Do it while you can but don't get caught" and PT Barnum's old saw "There's a sucker born every day". So it's no surprise this week's Sunday Funnies are crowded with Republicans led by MITCH MCCONNELL on This Anampour, CRAZY MARSHA BLACKBURN on State of the Candy, MARCO RUBIO on the ALL-GOP Face the Bob, MIKE PENCE on Meet the David and JOHN "Crybaby" BOEHNER bringing up the rear on FAKE SNOOZE. And you can aim a few bricks at STENY HOYER (SOTU), DAVID AXELROD (This Week) and ARNE DUNCAN (MTP) for good measure! Remember that big flow-chart you made for homework on last week's item NY Observer's Mark Ames Untangling the Bizarre CIA Links to the Ground Zero Mosque? Well you get to compare your notes with 60 Minutes feature THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MOSQUE after that football game! Or leave that all behind and check out a good interview with MATHEW HOH on AntiWarRadio, ALAN GRAYSON on Ring of Fire Radio, ANDY WORTHINGTON on PBC, GLENN GREENWALD on DN! and JIM WILLIE with Max and Stacy plus so much more in the BTV Alerts and our regular features. The Brick TeeVee crew is about tapped out from this week's Homecoming where we shelled out way too much money for tickets and dresses and suits and flowers (but they looked so MAH-VE-LOUS!). But we were encouraged (and backstopped) by news from Reuters U.S. gold hits record above $1,300 an ounce. Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!


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Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium
from Surfrider Foundation (h/t jen)
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore!
We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.
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