Was looking at Poco videos and lo and behold as they say here was one uploaded by Susan the Neon Nurse. Met Susan at a Progress Now Roots Camp in Denver a few weeks ago. What a nice surprise. Never know what or who you'll run across on the internets.
This site was and is an experiment and with Sitemeter much can be learned. Chief Russ gets googled a bit. Links in the local paper generate many hits but no more than a couple from Oak Creek it's self. Of the last 100 visitors 2 of 17 from here spent 8min. A few visitors actually spend an hour or two. The average is 7min.
A comment about this site mentioned "propaganda" which is interesting. Itch so bad to get ornery! The worst here was "sacless bastards" because it happens to be true. Of course whores because that's true too. Posts on the town are informational only. It's the Internet and Blogging. Didn't understand the magnitude of this initially but that has changed. For monkeys even though all the bananas in the world would not change your mind Al Gore did not invent the Internet! If one chooses to visit this site there is actually quite a bit of information on the town of Oak Creek.
What is important is not what's on this piss ant site that takes13 hits a day but what's going to be on. The FCC this afternoon voted for more media consolidation against the pleas of all as there was no one who voiced approval for more consolidation. This is so the propaganda monkeys can get theirs. The kind that took us to war on lies when the truth of the matter was the only truth at that time was on the Internet and a handful of programming that media giants don't include. Why did this happen? Because Chairman Kevin Martin is a little neocon whore along with the other two who voted with him. Net Neutrality has taken a back burner and you can bet your life the battle for who controls the Internet will be rejoined? If that battle is lost chances are very high sites like this will be extremely difficult to access if at all. Things like that is what this is all about.
I was impressed by the passion of all and their knowledge of the issues. ProgressNow is a player for sure and in the future will continue to make positive Progressive change in Colorado and beyond. I encourage everyone to participate whether it's with this group or another.
A few pictures
Randi Rhodes scares Bush's personal hooker, Jeff Gannon
Wake-Up Call -- Dave Lindorff
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Just don't what to say about this trip. So many empty school buildings with some districts struggling. Have to say there was just not much bitching. That could be a first. I did see a few pigs but only in one spot. An acre of land continues to sell for 5-6k an acre. If you want to buy a new combine from John Deere you can order it but you won't get it until '09 and it will probably be the same for tractors. Already the record harvest corn crop is mostly spoken for and and what has traditionally been the case of export for food (hunger) will not be happening.
In these two buildings there are plenty of pigs probably about 4-5000 of them.
It was so cold and windy this was hard to do
This is the bridge over the Missouri River that one enters the hinterland.
Most all the crops are in but a few are still out.
There are rolls of corn stalks every where you look. Some places are using them as wind breaks. These are used for cattle feed but in the future this will also be used for bio-fuel.
I poke fun at the state and the people that live here but I can say the visit today from the county hospital in respect to in-home services for my Father was very professional and just as helpful.
I have kept close to home and have heard rumors of the main topics of the bitching. Will find out what exactly they are soon. I guess there is one I've heard which is the old stand-by of "we aren't making any money". I do know these operators can cash rent at $230 an acre get an average crop and still do well. Beans are at $10 and corn a bit over $4 a bushel. Still have not seen a pig. TB
Today I am leaving and driving to a place that has massive amounts of corn,pigs,cattle,religion,ethanol plants and at this time presidential politics. The issue of politics will center around bitching about the number of various solicitations people receive from all the candidates. There will be other bitching going on too that’s a given. Farmers bitch that just the way it is. Whether they’re bitching about the same thing or something new or bitching about a couple of things fact of the matter is there will be plenty of bitching like always. That’s life on the farm in
Because it will not be convenient to administer to this site changes through the week will be a bit limited. I would like to thank all those who have visited this site and particularly those of you who come back regularly. This site is what it is and has changed several times along the way and will probably continue to do so. I encourage all to explore this medium of blogging on the internets irregardless of the topic of interest or political position.
Have a fun Thanksgiving. TB
... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Bloggers Without Borders...
Syria is a beautiful country- at least I think it is. I say “I think” because while I perceive it to be beautiful, I sometimes wonder if I mistake safety, security and normalcy for ‘beauty’. In so many ways, Damascus is like Baghdad before the war- bustling streets, occasional traffic jams, markets seemingly always full of shoppers… And in so many ways it’s different. The buildings are higher, the streets are generally narrower and there’s a mountain, Qasiyoun, that looms in the distance.
There are an estimated 1.5 MILLION Iraqi refugees in Syria alone. Since the fall of Hussein in 2003 only 833 Iraqis have been permitted asylum in the US, and we will fall far short of our promised 7,000 entries for this year.
Save the Internet.com
Link to article below
John Fogarty "Don't You Wish It Was True"
PINK Dear Mr. President
Bob Marley WAR
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Patti Smith - 'People Have the Power'
CCR Unfortunate Son
BRUCE COCKBURN - If A Tree Falls
BRUCE COCKBURN - If I Had A Rocket Launcher
Ian Hunter Soul of America
Black Sabbath WAR PIGS
Rep. Wexler tells it like it is and calls for the impeachment of Cheney. It's the House of Representatives responsibility to do so or at least investigate. It's part of the oath they take to hold those in charge responsible. Take action here.
Face the State headline distorted news article's quote to add a bogus attack on "liberal[s]" This is about the first successful petition drive in Longmont concerning an annexation for the Life Bridge Christian Church. An early article in the Denver Post gives some background. Jen Gartner started this petition. Jen herself explains below.
War pig Bolton says NIE report is political. This pompous horses ass spews the same crap every time the truth comes out. It's for the benefit of the conventional media to spread around, discuss with pundits who agree so that in the end his opinion is given credibility when the truth of the matter is that he has none. Give those who can easily refute these lame dick opinions the same time but no our media loves war just as much as the war lovers in charge.
The issue of DU (depleted uranium) has not been a topic for a long time but has been on my mind recently. Happened across a new video by a WWII veteran whose son died from its affects. This material will be around for 4.2 billion years and this country continues to use it. More importantly it's this interview conducted on 1/30/03 by Amy Goodman with Dr. Asaf Durakovic the one who brought this issue initially into the public domain. Fired by the military for doing so he makes the unarguable case against this deadly material. It's science and mathematics facts that cannot lie but yet this administration says it is and the whore media allows them to do so with out questioning. If you watch you will always remember this. The interview with Dr. Durakovic starts at 29 min.
How can there be any meaningful discussion on issues when so many minds are filled with hate and bigotry? One can raise children to be and believe what ever is programmed into them. You can have them believe the earth is flat or the earth is 6000 years old or whatever but it does not make it so. That's why I choose Reality over the other.
THIS IS SCARY! Put a Darth Vader dress on this Democrap and it's not Lieberwhore.
SHE BAD AGAIN EXPLAINS BUT DOES NOT TELL A LIE
“We don’t know why you were arrested,” he said, “we are only carrying out orders from high up. But I think your own government had a hand in it because you embarrassed the Ambassador when she was in town.”
If you don't watch Olbermann fyi he's the only one telling it like it is. A bit long winded he plunges a knife of truth dead center into the heart of the imbecile in charge and calls him for what he always has been. An outright boldfaced liar!
What do you do when your caught in yet again another lie? Do what simpleton Fred does as all the Repugs are doing you blame somebody else as is always the case.
"I don't have the confidence in our own intelligence capabilities to make that assessment"
Democrats want probe of tape destruction. No shit Cisco! This means squat just like all the other threats over the last seven years from these sacless bastards who are almost as bad as the other side. No matter what side one is on we both need truth not continual lies and blame.
Why did the CIA destroy the the tapes? Why did the White House destroy millions of e-mails on their own server but also on the RNC server which is a crime in itself? You can do it I know you can. How about they are covering their lying treasonous asses because they knew what they had done, have been and are doing can have them swinging just like our former partner Saddam. That's why.
This may be funny but it's dead serious about the state of conventional media in this country. Liberal media my a##.
This is incredible and should remind all of us no matter who you are or how important you make think you are that in Reality all of us are no more than piss ants in time!
Robert Parry tells the truth about Hyde and also Lee Hamilton. Remember- Parry was the reporter who broke the Iran-Contra story. If there was a God Hyde would be in hell.
The death of ex-Congressman Henry Hyde is drawing fond eulogies from both sides of the political aisle and across Official Washington. But no attention is being paid to Hyde's crucial role in covering up the worst political crimes of the Reagan-Bush era.
Below is a link to an excellent article on the state of the media in our country today.
If you don't know about this or don't care you should!
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | FCC Update | PBS
Wake-Up Call -- Dave Lindorff
REPORT: Coalition Of The Defeated
Last weekend, Australian Labor leader Kevin Rudd defeated staunch Bush ally Prime Minister John Howard, handing the conservative party its “worst election defeat in its 63-year history” and ending 12 years of conservative rule. Howard “suffered the additional ignominy of losing his own constituency seat,” the first time since 1929 that an Australian prime minister has been voted out of parliament.
Howard’s fate is similar to the story of many other Bush-friendly world leaders. After joining Bush’s Coalition of the Willing in 2003, several countries’ leaders have been ousted from office. In fact, of the original 49 countries who joined the Coalition, the AP reports that roughly 20 remain, with several in the process of withdrawing troops.
ThinkProgress has compiled a new report, highlighting the fate of world leaders from “coalition of the willing” countries who sent troops to support the invasion. Of 14 major partners in the Coalition, eight leaders were defeated in elections, two stepped down, two were term limited, and two remained in office. Click here to view the full report.
COUNTRY LEADER ELECTORAL STATUS
Albania PM Fatos Nano Defeated, July 2005
Australia Pres. John Howard Defeated, Nov. 2007
Britain PM Tony Blair Stepped down, June 2007
Denmark PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen In office (pledged withdrawal in Feb. 2007)
Dominican Republic Pres. Hipolito Mejia Defeated, May 2004
El Salvador Pres. Francisco Flores Perez Term Limited, March 2004
Hungary PM Peter Medgyessy Defeated, Aug. 2004
Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi Defeated, April 2006
Japan PM Junichiro Koizumi Stepped down, Sept. 2006
Norway PM Kjell Magne Bondevik Defeated, Sept. 2005
Poland Pres. Aleksander Kwaśniewski Term Limited, Dec. 2005
Romania PM Adrian Năstase Defeated, Nov. 2004
South Korea Pres. Roh Moo-hyun In office
Spain PM Jose Maria Aznar Defeated, March 2004
Australia, Britain, Italy, and Spain contributed tens of thousands of combat troops to the war. But as the war unfolded, each leader lost popularity at home and was eventually voted out of office. Their successors either have withdrawn — or are in the process of withdrawing — their nations’ troops from Iraq.
These leaders’ fates should also carry a clear message here at home — support Bush’s war and be voted out of office. View the compilation HERE.
This is the clip made public some time ago that raised the issue of Blackwater and what they do and have done in our names. To this day they continue to operate with impunity.
Strange Bedfellows — George W. Bush & the New York Times
Bill Maher Interview of Joe and Valerie Plame Wilson
|"The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True|
Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America’s Future”
Investigative journalist Craig Unger is the author of the new book “The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America’s Future.” The book examines how neoconservatives secretly forged an alliance with the Christian Right during the Bush presidency and helped make the case for war in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
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GET OUT OF DEBT
The Dangers of Tolerance (3 min)
Veterans Day Tribute
Here is the first gated community in Steamboat Springs located in the 1100 block of Steamboat Blvd. called Stone Bridge.
You have watched this go up on the way into Middle Routt located just south of Haymaker GC. This is not your regular barn but a art and party barn. A million dollar one where the electrical alone was 100k. The place the people will stay east of this when they come to visit price tag will approach 10 million. I have a hard time saying house because when a structure one sleeps in costs that much it is something other than a house.
A favorite from the English Beat
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,859
The War in Iraq Costs
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Convention media in this country are such whores to allow this lie to go unchallenged which is now being used by others in their presidential bid. It's so disgusting.
George W. Bush has told a stunning number of lies about the Iraq War and the "war on terror." But some seem to be his particular favorites, like the one about Saddam Hussein's WMD defiance that Bush retold while standing next to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
For the full story, go to http://www.consortiumnews.com.
|An Act of Terrorism? Blackwater Sniper Shot Dead Three Iraqi Guards At Iraqi Media Center in February|
Steve Fainaru of the Washington Post discusses his new account of the February killings. After a brief investigation, the U.S. government concluded that the actions of Blackwater fell within approved rules governing the use of force, but the Iraqi police described the shootings as an "act of terrorism." [includes rush transcript]
RED STATE UPDATE
Iraq Today News of the Day for Sunday, November 4, 2007
Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destabilize their country. —George W. Bush
Friday, November 2nd, 2007
CODEPINK Activist Barred from Capitol After Calling Rice “War Criminal”
Meet the one who called out Kinda Sleazy for what she is. Say what you want about this group but when the President says their name you know they and others who have been mentioned recently are having a big impact. If you want us out of Iraq you must participate and urge others to do the same or we will never leave there ever at least in our lifetime!
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Time to Apologize to Plame/Wilson
By Robert Parry
October 31, 2007
Robert Perry broke the Iran-Contra story in the 80's. He is one of the best then and now. The conventional media continues to cast doubt on her authenticity. The reality is that this event constitutes and act of treason never seen before. When you cross these guys there is a price to pay and when you perform ineptly and support the agenda you are rewarded. Below is her interview with Jon Stewart.
-- By Brad Friedman
Another who has been silenced whose story has never been allowed to be told.
Are you going to believe him this time around? He said the same thing about WMD's in Iraq as did Scott Ritter, Hans Bliz, Ray McGovern and many others whose voices were never heard in this country.
One of the smartest Republican Presidents and how we should have listened to him.
Theocracy Now! At the Value Voters Summit 2007
5TH Anniversary of Paul Wellstone's Death
32 US TROOPS KILLED IN IRAQ AS OF TODAY THE LOWEST NUMBER SINCE 3/06. An excerpt from an article that may be part of the reason why.
US-IRAQ: Ill-Equipped Soldiers Opt for "Search and Avoid"
By Dahr Jamail
WATERTOWN, New York, Oct 24 (IPS) - Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here say that morale among U.S. soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed "search and avoid" missions. Link http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39788
It should be noted that the escalation written about in the article below started about four months ago.
By Robert Parry
Determined to gain the upper hand in Iraq and Afghanistan, George W. Bush has turned large portions of the two countries into near free-fire zones where any resistance, even in populated areas, is met with aggressive tactics that often kill civilians._________________________________________________________
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
This video shows how the media in our country manipulates and distorts the "News" . As citizens of the United States we deserve the truth but it's not happening!
James Blunt - No Bravery
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW with Valerie Plame Wilson
Yes, the reason why this is a treasonous act -- taking me and my particular case out of it -- is that this sort of thing jeopardizes assets who are trying to help our national security -- not to mention future potential sources of information, foreign ones. They may say to themselves: "I really have critical intelligence. I’d like to work with the CIA, for whatever host of motivations. But, gee, it looks like they couldn’t even protect one of their own. Why should I put myself in the line of fire? I’m going to go talk to the Russians down the street."
-- Valerie Plame Wilson, retired covert CIA operative, and author, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House
Moyers, Scahill, and Prince
Probably the best interview Scahill has done regarding Blackwater. Watch the whole interview here. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10192007/watch.html
“Blackwater guards got immunity in Iraq deaths -- State Dept. deal could undermine prosecution efforts.” Foolish me, I thought only the president could bestow immunity or grant pardons, I had no idea the president’s girl friend could hand out such favors!
From Barb @ Buzzflash
Dodd Speech on the Constitution & Rule of Law