‘Building What?’ lands on Fox TV’s Geraldo At Large By Jerry Mazza

By Jerry Mazza
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted at Online Journal
www.jerrymazza.com
Nov. 16, 2010

Miracle of miracles, memories of an even younger, crusading Rivera talking on his show, Geraldo at Large on Fox News about the “Building What?” TV ad campaign!

Geraldo began with the standard reference to all those edgy protestors who rallied in front of Larry Silverstein’s new Building 7, shouting “9/11 was an inside job.” He added “c’mon, get a life.” But then, lo, he turned the phrase to say perhaps these protestors weren’t so nutty after all.

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W.’s Double Whammy: Book Blitz Ambushes GOP Revival & Democrats Letting Evil-doers at Large By Robert S. Becker

by Robert S. Becker
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
rbecker@cal.net
November 16, 2010

Guess what conspicuous, repulsive fly just landed on the surging GOP ointment minutes after claiming a midterm mandate? No, not weak-kneed B. Obama, vamoosing for Asia. Not Sarah Palin, though rancor and disruption are middle names. Not Tea Party growling from the likes of Rand Paul, nor which conservative wins the Alaska Senate seat.

Further, let’s dismiss the Smirking Chump’s memoir carries any historical weight — highly defensive, banal distortions add nothing new or substantial to W.’s sequestered presidency. The real news is what he never admitted, like why really he invaded Iraq, but that’s another topic. Sadly, his fantasy for children Bush didn’t quite write discloses not one juicy scandal. And then, shock and awe, reports Friday show extensive passages were stolen, word for word, from other books. As W.’s entire reign reeked of obeying other peoples’ ideas, so much for staying the course.

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Bush At Large by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Nov. 16, 2010

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions. Requests for him to speak are pouring in from business conventions and other rich assemblages willing to pay $200,000 for “the Decider’s” banalities. This is “Shrub’s” month in the sun.

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Obama’s New Healthcare Plan to Bridge TSA, Department of Health & Human Services, and the Tourism Industry by Sibel Edmonds + Action Alert

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
16 November, 2010

Taking Medical Tourism One Step Further

The Obama administration is getting ready to unveil a new innovative healthcare initiative geared to bridge TSA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Tourism Industry to provide airline travelers with several major physical examinations at No Cost. Based on the proposed plan US travelers will be offered thorough colon, prostate and breast exams, and will be given health certificates as part of their routine and mandatory TSA security checks at airports.

The White House has already begun its unofficial rounds to garner support from key congressional offices. According to several congressional sources the administration has coined the initiative ‘Triple Win’, a new policy based on the following premises:

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Questioning McNamara by Daniel N. White

by Daniel N. White
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
November 16, 2010

The main building of the University of Texas a...

The main building of the University of Texas at Austin, built in part with oil revenues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Had a day completely off back in July, which isn’t normally the case for me during the summer months when I’m usually busy as hell.  Wasn’t a planned day off doing something I wanted to do–I had a jury duty summons and had to go downtown to the courthouse.  Parked about two miles away–that’s the nearest free parking to the courthouse downtown in Austin, and jurors don’t get free parking or parking meter passes here.  You do get all of a six dollar per diem, which buys most of your lunch I guess.  So I walked over to the courthouse from my truck, plenty early for my summons, and got stopped at the security checkin on account of my pocketknife, which I’ve toted one of around in my front pocket ever since I graduated from diapers.  Continue reading

“War” on Iraq in perspective: The developing US imperialism and demonocracy by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.

by Fazal Rahman, Ph.D.
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Nov. 16, 2010
previously published http://portland.indymedia.org, Oct. 23, 2006
Written on April 17, 2003

Summary

The military invasion and occupation of Iraq is examined within the context of US imperialism. The dual nature of US politico-economic system is identified as an imperialism-democracy complex, with international imperialism and domestic capitalist democracy being its essential and interacting components. Some general laws of this imperialism-democracy complex are also proposed and it is shown how imperialism leads to the transformation of democracy into demonocracy, at its higher stages of development, like that of the US. The specific facts of the great conspiracy of the invasion, occupation, plunder, and robbery of the fabulous oil and other resources of Iraq, are placed and examined within that context. Continue reading