Why it matters: planted questions deny your right to question candidates asking for your vote. It’s like trying to buy a car, and the dealer telling you only certain questions may be asked of him if you wish to make a purchase. You can’t ask the final price, you can’t ask about fuel economy, you can’t ask about reliability, or about any particulars of the car’s engine or maker because the dealer has arrogantly assumed you have no choice.
It was not the GOP defense of the Andrew Meyer tasering that angered me, it was the "liberals" defense of it and Kerry's tacit approval of it, when, in the irony of ironies, they were on the same page as the "fascist pigs" they blog about constantly. What did the far right have to say? did they condemn it? of course not, they were on the same page. Bill O'Reilly called Meyer a wimp and offered free "Don't tase me bro!" bumper stickers. CNN's Glenn "I-Should-Have-Drank-Myself-to Death-While-I-Had-the-Chance" Beck, ever the good and Christian Mormon sadistic corn-pone apron-boy and Marquis DeSade incarnate, said "Watching taser videos is a little like potato chips, you can't watch just one."
Child abuse scandals in Washington DC are comparable to the child abuse scandal that rocked the Catholic Church but is in many ways worse.
In his newspaper, The Memphis Daily Appeal for April 16, 1868, publisher Albert Pike (33rd Degree Scottish Rite Sovereign Grand Commander) wrote: “…. We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members.”
“The lion’s grip of the order was upon our courts, and loyalty to that, displaced fealty to the state. If freemasonry ought to be abolished, it should certainly be so abolished as to prevent its restoration. No means of doing this can be conceived so competent as those furnished by the ballot boxes. These means are commended to our adoption, by the most urgent considerations, by their mildness, their safety, their sufficiency, and the tested insufficiency of all others.”
Dr. William F. Pepper details the actual events surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, attacking a straw man is to create the illusion of having refuted an argument by misrepresenting the original argument, without ever actually refuting it. It’s practice is the shameful solace of pedants, debate team drop-outs and scorned ex-girlfriends; and you see it a lot in media punditry and politics.
“The conventional wisdom these days — as heard on radio talk shows in Virginia, in town meetings in New Mexico, or from taxi drivers in Boston — is that Americans just don’t like the press. What do they think? Would you be surprised to learn that reporters are held in the same low regard as undertakers and insurance salesmen…. and only slightly higher than politicians?”
Judge Grants Immortality to Presidential PrivilegeMissile Shrapnel in the Victims (PDF) What they found they will contest in court before telling you… because apparently, unproven theoretical “accident findings” are a threat to national security. There was a history of undue, criminal secrecy and obstruction of justice that preceded the present administration.
Even though the slug that killed King was broken into three pieces, there were enough marks on it to allow a comparison, and that comparison showed the 12 of 18 bullets did not match. Even after a Tennessee jury found the King assassination was the result of a conspiracy and not the act of a lone killer, the Clinton Administration refused to allow James Earl Ray his first trial, a Constitutional right Ray was denied since 1968. When questioning Ray, Dexter King made it clear that he and the King family itself believed James Earl Ray was innocent, and they wanted a trial as he had only a few months to live.
A case in point: NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reporting on the extent of the flooding in Wayne, New Jersey. Alas, she is foiled in her endeavor to bullshit the nation when reporting from a canoe as two men walk through what was supposed to be water so deep you needed a canoe to traverse it. Then she dramatically announces the amount of damages from the flooding has reached the “tens of thousands of dollars,” which means one whole house got water damage, apparently.