"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Sunday, September 14, 2008

War Crimes Conference At Andover and Palin-McCain Problems And
Questions Grow.

A Must View! American War Criminals Conference September 13-14, Andover, Mass. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warcrimesconference

Alaska Rallies Against Palin

About two hours after Palin's speech Saturday, hundreds of people protesting the policies of Palin lined a busy Anchorage street, waving signs and chanting "Obama!"

In addition to Obama supporters, the protesters included those who don't agree with Palin's positions against abortion, her support for the Iraq war and other issues. One woman held a sign that read, "I'm Bail'in on Palin!" Another said, "Pro Woman, Anti-Palin." Another read, "What About Healthcare?"

"We're not alone. A lot of people are worried about the nomination of Sarah Palin," said rally organizer Angie Doroff, 46, as cars drove by honking their horns in support.

Despite overcast skies and a forecast for rain, there was a rally here today. Oh man, was there! In fact, it was by most accounts the largest protest rally in the history of Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News wrote that the rally drew an "estimated" 1500 people. Let me be clear: the organizers used a hand-clicker and counted at least 1,483 Alaskans, mostly women, who showed up to say that Sarah Palin does not speak for them.

Palin named in abuse-of-power inquiry
13/09/2008 11:36:02 PM

ALASKA lawmakers have subpoenaed the husband of Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin in a politically explosive abuse-of-power investigation.

The Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to subpoena Todd Palin in the legislative investigation into whether his wife, Alaska's governor, improperly attempted to fire a state trooper who was her former brother-in-law.

The panel would refrain from subpoenaing Ms Palin if she agreed to give an interview to an investigator.

The subpoenas must be approved by Senate president Lyda Green, who is a Republican - but as a political foe of the governor she is not expected to kill the subpoenas.

A report on the investigation into Palin's July 11 firing of public safety commissioner Walter Monegan is due to be completed by October 10 - three weeks before the election.

Mr Monegan has alleged that he was removed because of his resistance to pressure to dismiss state trooper Mike Wooten, the ex-husband of Palin's sister, Molly McCann.

Sarah Palin rejected the charge at the time and said she and her staff would cooperate fully.

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A fun pattern has emerged that we don't see too often in politics -- the lies from the McCain-Palin campaign are now being called out as they are told live on the air. Just check out the reception that Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) received today on MSNBC:

"You know I think the proof, the proof is in the pudding," Cantor said confidently. "And the fact is, Sarah Palin when she was governor of Alaska, rejected the moneys that came from Washington to construct the Bridge To Nowhere."

He then faced a now-predictable grilling from Norah O'Donnell, who pointed out the truth that Palin did not reject the money at all -- she kept it and used it for other projects.

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On Fox News Sunday, Fox News contributor and political analyst Karl Rove falsely asserted that Sen. Barack Obama's statement that "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" "was a deliberate slap at Governor [Sarah] Palin." In fact, Obama did not mention or refer to Palin in the comments immediately preceding his "lipstick" comment.

Rove then falsely asserted, "The only time this word has intruded in recent months in the campaign was in her [Palin's] you know, self-deprecating remark at the convention." In fact, McCain himself used the word "lipstick" -- and, indeed the phrase "putting lipstick on a pig" -- in a public appearance on May 2. At a town hall meeting in Denver, McCain said "All I can say is that, yes, in 1993, we rejected the then-Clinton universal health care proposal. It was rejected by the American people. I don't like to use this term, but the latest proposal I see is putting lipstick on a pig, as we used to -- as we used to say." (MORE…)

On the September 14 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz, CNN special correspondent Frank Sesno, and Houston Chronicle White House correspondent Julie Mason criticized the media for its reporting of what Kurtz called "this ridiculous, trumped-up, phony lipstick controversy" over Sen. Barack Obama's comment that "[y]ou can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig" while discussing Sen. John McCain's policy proposals.

Kurtz teased the segment by asking, "Why, exactly, did the mainstream media go hog-wild over a manufactured story that was pushed by the right?" During the segment, Kurtz asserted: "No one really seriously believes that Barack Obama was talking about [Gov.] Sarah Palin when he used the well-worn barnyard phrase. Just about everyone knows it was essentially pushed along and made up by [Internet gossip Matt] Drudge, [Fox News host] Sean Hannity, and the New York Post, which endorsed McCain, by the way, in a front-page editorial. Surely the media wouldn't fall for this." (MORE…)

A September 13 Wall Street Journal article by Nick Timiraos and Christopher Cooper uncritically quoted a new ad by Sen. John McCain's campaign that accuses Sen. Barack Obama's campaign of being "disrespectful" to Gov. Sarah Palin without noting that the ad contains several distortions. Additionally, Timiraos and Cooper uncritically quoted an unnamed McCain spokesman as saying, "Barack Obama has no record of bipartisan legislative accomplishment, no history of bucking his party and no chance of bringing change," without noting that Obama has played key roles in the passage of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate.

Timiraos and Cooper reported: "For its part, the McCain campaign sought to keep Gov. Palin at the fore in an ad aimed at working-class women, including some supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton. The ad hit back against the Obama campaign, saying it called her a liar and dismissed her as 'good looking.' 'How disrespectful,' a narrator says in a voiceover in the ad. 'And how Governor Sarah Palin proves them wrong every day.' However, the article did not report that the ad contains several distortions.

As Media Matters for America has documented, an analysis of the ad by FactCheck.org noted that the ad "takes words out of context to make it sound as though the Democratic ticket is belittling Palin" and stated that it "distorts" each of the three Obama campaign statements it uses "to make the case" that Obama is "being 'disrespectful' of Palin." Regarding the ad's assertion -- as reported by Timiraos and Cooper -- that the Obama campaign "called [Palin] a liar," Factcheck.org stated:

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The state of John McCain's health is an issue of grave concern for all Americans, regardless of political persuasion. Given the fact that he has been treated for an invasive melanoma and other maladies, it is important that he release his full health records.

For a very brief three hours in May, McCain released 1,173 pages of his medical records to a carefully selected group of reporters. They were not allowed to make any copies or phone calls. Why such secrecy?

We have enlisted a group of doctors from around the country to lead the effort to make sure the public is able to see and make judgments for themselves. Secrecy is not of service to our democracy, transparency is. Please have other doctors sign the open letter.