Democratic Convention:Day One
The DNC kicked off the week on a positive message. Some of the highlights are her for you to peruse if you missed it.
The Head On Radio Network is there broadcasting live from the Pepsi Center. We had our technical bumps on day one. Mark Levine stuck it out till the end to provide us the audio feed for all the proceedings. We will be there throughout. Your only source outside the for profit media. Exciting stuff. Guy Jamesландшафт and Mark Levine will be live from the convention daily from noon eastern till 6pm. Followed by Bob Kincaid, Strictly Confidential and yours truly with Fox’d up to round out the evening.
The two best speeches came from the mighty lion himself Ted Kennedy, and Michelle Obama. Both brought the crowd to it’s feet. Mark Levine commented through emotion to observe even the cold hard journalists in radio row were teary and emotional when Teddy took the stage. The Lion. The Legend. Passing the torch of the progressive agenda to Obama. Not the Clinton(s). Rightly so in my opinion.
Cariline Inroduces Ted Kennedy and Teddy Kennedy
Then there was Michelle Obama. Subtle jabs at the right using examples of how she and her family embody family values without using the term. My overall impression of the Obama family is one of honest care and truly passionate love for one another. It;’s a stark contrast to McSame ditching his first wife after an accident that left her disabled. Nope, on the right, it’s about having that trophy wife, or in John McCain’s world, a Sugar Momma!
MSNBC’s embed didn’t play nice. Here’s a link to the video.
The opening night was all very positive and happy. I expect the mood to change in dramatic fasion tomorrow. Hillary Clinton takes the stage. With the hatchet well and burried (I hope) Mrs. Clinton should come out ready to kick ass and take names.
PRAVDA (FOX) can’t take the heat!
It’s insane the concept that Fux News is providing the pool feed for the convention. In this clip (HT: C&L) we get a taste of the (hack , choke, vomit) “Fair and Balanced” coverage we can expect.
Fisrt, in the eyes of Fucked News, anyone left of a Nazi is “Far Left”.
Second, watch this loser of a kid (journalist) attempting to create fear out of nothing.
Third, When you ask protesters about free speech and they begin hurling insults at you. Perhaps you might consider your so-called news outlet is seen as a big part of the problem.
F$*k Fox News!!!!!
For convention coverage outside the ‘For Profit Media’, Get on The H.O.R.N. The Head On Radio Network
Brad Blog : Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not ‘Take the Fall’ for Election Fraud in Ohio
I find this plauseable. Anyone who pays attention Karl Rove is about as corrupt a P.O.S. as you can find. The comment threads are a mix of “No Surprise” to “The For Profit Media will ignore it” to a swath of trolls attempting to diminish this to hearsay. When it comes from someone’s council that the witness feels threatened, that is not hearsay. We’ll have to wait and see if this gets ant traction at all. I’m not holding my breath. If it does get a look in and pans out to be true. Just watch the rats abandon ship in droves.
From The Brad Blog:
Karl Rove has threatened a GOP high-tech guru and his wife, if he does not “‘take the fall’ for election fraud in Ohio,” according to a letter sent this morning to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, by Ohio election attorney Cliff Arnebeck.
The email, posted in full below, details threats against Mike Connell of the Republican firm New Media Communications, which describes itself on its website as “a powerhouse in the field of Republican website development and Internet services” and having “played a strategic role in helping the GOP expand its technological supremacy.”
Here’s the full email from Brad Blog:
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:51 AM
Subject: Report of Rove threats against witness Michael ConnellDear Attorney General Mukasey:
We have been confidentially informed by a source we believe to be credible that Karl Rove has threatened Michael Connell, a principal witness we have identified in our King Lincoln case in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that if he does not agree to “take the fall” for election fraud in Ohio, his wife Heather will be prosecuted for supposed lobby law violations.This appears to be in response to our designation of Rove as the principal perpetrator in the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act/RICO claim with respect to which we issued document hold notices last Thursday to you and to the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform. See: http://www.bradblog.com/?p=6189 and http://www.archive.org/d…tionFraudInOhioCourtCase.
I have informed court chambers and am in the process of informing the Ohio Attorney General’s and US Attorney’s offices in Columbus for the purpose, among other things, of seeking protection for Mr. Connell and his family from this reported attempt to intimidate a witness.
Concurrently herewith, I am informing Mr. Conyers and Mr. Kucinich in connection with their Congressional oversight responsibilities related to these matters.
Because of the serious engagement in this matter that began in 2000 of the Ohio Statehouse Press Corps, 60 Minutes, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, C-Span and Jim VandeHei, and the public’s right to know of gross attempts to subvert the rule of law, I am forwarding this information to them, as well.
Cliff Arnebeck, Attorney
cc: Robert Fitrakis, Esq.
Henry Eckhart, Esq
This stinks of Valerie Plame says ePluribus Media :
Ohio Attorney General Asked to Protect Key Witness in Election Fraud Case
In an email sent to OhioNewsBureau by lead attorney Cliff Arnebeck, who filed a federal lawsuit in August 2006 asserting the GOP gamed the system and won the state by suppressing the votes of various progressive-leaning groups like students and African Americans and who wants to revive the case to protect the integrity of the 2008 election, Nancy H. Rogers, the former dean of the law school at The Ohio State University and interim Attorney General, was asked to provide immunity protection services to Connell.
The immunity request from Arnebeck to the Ohio AG was triggered by information from a confidential source that Karl Rove, a kingpin GOP strategist, threatened that if Mike Connell doesn’t go in the tank for cyber-rigging the 2004 election in Ohio, his wife will be sued for lobbying law violations. Using this kind of hardball tactic to rain retribution down on an individual for not allowing himself to be “thrown under the bus” smacks of the identical retaliation tactic used to punish Valerie Plame by outing her as a spy for remarks made by her husband Joe Wilson before the commencement of the war in Iraq that no evidence existed for uranium being sold by Niger to Saddam Hussein.
It’s hard not to agree.
Troy King and I’ll Blow
Well it was bound to happen. Another Homophobic right winger gets nabbed being a man of double standards. One for you and another for himself.
Add the name Troy King to that list that includes Larry Craig!
Thursday: Kiddie Payola and BillySHEARS!
Right-wing organization paying kids for denying global warming
The right-wing organization WorldNetDaily (WND) is rewarding children for â€œdebunkingâ€ global warming in a new video/essay contest. â€œThe contest was launched early in 2008 and was designed to highlight the absurdities, untruths and downright lies that children are being taught daily about â€˜climate changeâ€™ in public school,â€ the site states. (Many thanks to Bob Kincaid for the link!)
With stores limiting how much food you can buy, Lilo in the chat room has passed along a great tip! BUY LOCAL! From the Edible Communities website: “Our mission is to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area.” For more information, click here!
Plus, BillySHEARS on Jack Johnson! You’ll hear Jack Johnson discuss his love for surfing, his musical influences and his songwriting. Don’t miss it!