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Saturday, September 19, 2009

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Fox Refused to Air President Obama's Speech Thursday. Here's What They Covered Instead.

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FBI: Beating at Cracker Barrel May Be Hate Crime

By Craig Johnson
CNN


The FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime an incident in which a woman was beaten to the ground in front of her child at the entrance to a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Morrow, Georgia, south of Atlanta.

Troy Dale West Jr., of Poulan, Georgia, is facing charges including misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly beating Army reservist Tashawnea Hill, 35, after the two had words at the entrance of the Morrow, Georgia, restaurant the evening of September 9.

Hill, an African-American, told police that West, 47, yelled racial epithets at her as the attack took place.

"He did punch me with a closed fist repeated times. My head is still hurting today. I have knots on my head," Hill told CNN Wednesday night, adding she also was kicked.

Police said witnesses confirmed her account.

The FBI has "initiated an investigation in the matter to determine if a civil rights violation occurred," the agency said in a statement.

Because the alleged incident happened in full view of Hill's 7-year-old daughter, the Clayton County district attorney's office added a felony charge of cruelty to children.

"[The woman's daughter] was visibly upset the night of the attack," according to Capt. James Callaway of the Morrow Police Department, who said he was on the scene shortly after the alleged attack.

A police report of the incident said Hill's daughter was "crying uncontrollably and her body [was] shaking/trembling" from witnessing the attack....(Remainder.)

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Calm Down

By John Sherffius
Boulder Daily Camera



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Senator Rockefeller Rips 'Gang of Six' on PBS's Charlie Rose

By Huffington Post

Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller has not been shy about voicing his criticisms of the Baucus health plan, and on Thursday night he continued his critique with some sharp words for Baucus' approach to crafting health care legislation during an interview with Charlie Rose.

When Rose observed that Rockefeller was "not thrilled about the gang of six," the senator responded by saying:
No I'm not.  No I'm not.  But that's -- I just don't think you do legislation that way, and particularly if you end up not getting any of the three Republicans, and hopefully we will get Olympia Snowe.
These comments follow on the heels of Rockefeller having come out against the Baucus bill on Tuesday by saying that "the way it is now there is no way I can vote for the package." His comments seemed to have captured the mood of his fellow Democratic senators, who Rockefeller said yesterday were not pleased by the bill.

"A lot of them have come up to me and thanked me because I said what they're thinking. And because I sit next to Baucus and am senior, my saying it, I think, was good leverage and helpful and made it easier on people," Rockefeller told the Huffington Post's Ryan Grim....(Remainder.)

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President Obama New Approach to European Missile Defense

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Reichsführer Beck & His Idiotic Buddies Attack Mika Brzezinski

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'Jerry's Kids' Dropout Beck, Blathers On About Irrelevant Treasury Memos Accusing Obama Of Cover-Up

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"Dumber-Than-a-Box-of-Donkey-Dung" Beck Wants Mika to "Shut the Hell Up!" Hey Beck, TAKE YOUR OWN ADVISE YOU FUCK!

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Reichsführer Beck Attacks Jimmy Carter & Hysterically Compares Himself to "Founding Fathers"...What a Fucking Moron!

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Grand Dragon Buchanan Doesn't Like Being Called the Racist He Is by His Moral and Intellectual Betters

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The Right-Wing Propaganda Machines Advances CEI Attacks on Cap-and-Trade With Irrelevant Treasury Memos

By Media Matters

Numerous conservative media figures have seized on outdated Treasury Department memos obtained September 11 by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) to falsely suggest that the Obama administration estimates that cap-and-trade legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives would cost up to $200 billion per year or $1,761 per household, and that, in Sean Hannity's words, "they didn't tell you the truth." However, the Treasury memos do not address the current House climate change bill but, rather, a proposal that would auction 100 percent of the emissions allowances; the bill under consideration spends revenue created by the program to offset costs to households and businesses....(Remainder.)



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Bill "1-Second-From-Eating-Bugs-With-His-Tongue" Cunningham Wants to Know About Racism in America

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Howard Dean & Keith Olbermann Discuss Right-Wing "Hate Radio"; & Beck & The Pig-Man's Role

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Grand Wizard Dobbs Echos Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda Talking Points About "Czars"

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Propagandaministerium Runs Amok With Bogus IBD Poll

By Media Matters

Several Fox News media figures highlighted a recent Investor's Business Daily/TIPP poll which found that "[t]wo of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted." However, according to statistician Nate Silver, the poll is "simply not credible," and Fox News itself acknowledged that the poll is "not scientific."...(Remainder.)



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'Baucus Bill' Gets Resoundingly Booed at Obama Event in Maryland

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Main Stream Corporate Media Ignoring Fox News' Role in Promoting and Pushing ACORN Lies

By Media Matters

In their coverage of recently released videotapes showing ACORN employees allegedly giving advice to conservative activists posing as a pimp and a prostitute on how they could skirt laws, all three network evening news broadcasts -- ABC's World News, NBC's Nightly News, and the CBS Evening News -- left out substantive facts about the incidents that mitigate the accusations, exonerate ACORN employees, or undermine the credibility of the filmmakers. Moreover, none reported that Fox News, in its aggressive promotion of this story, repeatedly falsely reported that a San Bernardino ACORN worker murdered her former husband; only ABC News even mentioned that Fox News has been the major force promoting the story....(Remainder.)



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Olbermann Awards Czarina Dobbs "Worst Person" for Ignoring Bush's Czars

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The Propagandaministerium Completely Ignores ACORN Police Report Exposing Lies

By Media Matters

In recent days, Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, the conservative filmmakers who made the widely circulated ACORN videos, as well as Andrew Breitbart and Mike Flynn, who have been promoting the videos for BigGovernment.com, have claimed that the filmmakers were never rebuffed by any of the ACORN offices they visited in their attempts to get ACORN to assist them in improper activities. However, in a newly released video, ACORN Housing Corp.'s Katherine Conway Russell directly rebuts those claims, citing a police report ACORN filed as evidence that she asked the filmmakers to leave the ACORN office in Philadelphia and called the police after the filmmakers asked suspicious questions....(Remainder.)



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Right-Wing Syphilis Infected Cunt Tammy Bruce, Claims Obama Has "Malevolence Toward" US

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Frank Schaeffer Tells Rachel Maddow that GOP Evangelicals are Fifth-Column of Insanity

By Heather
Crooks and Liars


Rachel Maddow talks to Frank Schaeffer about why a good deal of conservatives when polled said they weren't sure if President Obama was the anti-Christ.
Maddow: I do not know what possessed this polling firm to ask whether or not that people think the President is the anti-Christ, but they did. Does the response rate among conservatives surprise you? More than one in three saying yes or they don’t know.

Schaeffer: Well I was a child when President Kennedy was assassinated and my mother thought that because he died of a head wound foretold in scriptures of the anti-Christ he would be resurrected as the anti-Christ. She thought this might be a possibility. So those of us who come from the evangelical subculture have been weaned with our mother’s milk on a changing case list of villains. It might be Kennedy to one generation, Obama to the next.

But the larger point this brings up is that the mainstream not just media but culture doesn’t sufficiently take stock of the fact that within our culture we have a subculture which is literally a fifth column of insanity that is bred from birth, through home school, Christian school, evangelical college, whatever to reject facts as a matter of faith.

And so this substitute for authentic historic Christianity, and I may add as a little caveat here, I’m a church-going Christian, really brings up the question. Can Christianity be rescued from Christians? And that’s an open question. And when you see a bunch of people going around thinking that our President if the anti-Christ you have to draw one of two conclusions....
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Hysterically Ignorant Reichsführer Beck Bitches & Moans Against Being Called Out for the Racist Tool He Is



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CBS & NBC News Report on Gensui Rikugun Taishō Pig-Man's Ignorant Screed Against Pres. Carter

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Rep. Anthony Weiner on Countdown Says Senate Bill So Watered Down Can't Be Called Reform

By Heather
Crooks and Liars


Keith talked to Rep. Anthony Weiner about whether he'll vote for the horrid Baucus bill that's coming out of the Senate Finance Committee. As Keith notes, what looks like is coming out of the that committee is particularly bad for women and as Anthony Weiner adds, may just be a giveaway to the insurance industry and something that can hardly be called reform.

I'd like to know when Rep. Weiner is going to run for President. He has been one of the honest brokers out there with some straight talk on health care reform and how the insurance industry is taking us all for a ride, and it's refreshing as hell to hear instead of political double talk. If this Baucus bill is as bad as what I've been reading, the progressives in the Congress need to be saying "hell no" and Max Baucus needs to be hearing from all of us.

I'll revert back to what I've said before about agreeing with Howard Dean. If they're not going to get a bill through that at minimum has a public option, then don't put the money into the system, and just regulate the insurance industry and make them change their ways.
OLBERMANN: Rescission… what just might be the most pernicious practice in an industry teeming with it. Insurance companies actively seeking out so-called pre-existing conditions to cancel your health insurance policy after you get sick, even though you have been paying your premiums on time and in full for years. They also seek them to reject new insurance applicants.

Our fourth story on the Countdown, the latest Senate Finance Committee compromise bill would reportedly allow insurance companies to charge most employers more to insure women employees - this while the current system that Republicans are defending includes rescission which itself allows for pre-existing conditions to include being beaten by your spouse or being pregnant.

Every woman in this country supporting the Republicans and the status quo is directly or indirectly also supporting canceling or precluding insurance for battered women or pregnant women....

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CNN Reports on ACORN Worker Saying She Was Playing Games with Filmmakers

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