Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward Kennedy, Senate Stalwart, Passes Away

Con't - NYTimes


Ted Kennedy: There Went a Man


From Senator Edward Kennedy's 1980 Democratic Convention Speech

h/t Fernando & ToniD


Long-gagged FBI whistleblower's full under-oath testimony from Ohio election case, details Congressional blackmail, bribery, espionage, infiltration, more....

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly on the record. Twice gagged by the Bush Dept. of Justice's invocation of the so-called "State Secrets Privilege," Edmonds has been attempting to tell her story, about the crimes she became aware of while working for the FBI, for years.

Thanks to a subpoena issued by the campaign of Ohio's 2nd District Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate David Krikorian, her remarkable allegations of blackmail, bribery, espionage, infiltration, and criminal conspiracy by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials, and agents of the government of Turkey are seen and heard here, in full, for the first time, in her under-oath deposition. Both the complete video tape and transcript of the deposition follow below.



Sibel Edmonds website

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Doin' The "Nuthin' New" Two-Step

Submitted by Crank Bait on Sun, 08/23/2009 - 12:24pm

A bad idea is expecting Conservatism to address health care reform.

The Right had many opportunities to create health care reform legislation after the need was recognized: Eight years of Reagan, four years of H.W. Bush and eight years of G.W. Bush produced nothing but bullshit arguments claiming that tort reform would solve everything.

Instead of finding solutions, The Right blocked reform efforts by the Clinton administration just as it is doing today with the Obama administration.

When The Right had powerful elected officials, like Tom "The Hammer" DeLay, they focused their efforts on gerrymandering and furthering party power, not on the common good.

The recent history of Conservatism tells the story: There will not be "better ideas" about health care reform coming from the right side of the aisle. If Conservative forces were in power right now, there would be zero discussion of health care reform. Zip. Nada. The Right has been dragged, kicking and screaming, to the table by two crushing election cycles.

If you want to see the opportunities afforded by Conservative obstructionism, watch Dancing with the Stars.

-- Crank Bait

Monday, August 17, 2009

FDL - Health Care Reform - Event Tracker..

Search for health care events with Democratic members of Congress near you.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Rethug Hypocrisy..Gene Lyons finally said this:

> President Bush almost never appeared before audiences not pre-screened for loyalty.
> Potential dissenters were prevented from entering and were sometimes arrested

I can't FUCKING believe this isn't being reported more often given what's going on in the Town Halls.
The hypocrisy is making my head esplode (as Stephanie Miller might say)...

You make a good point.
Maybe we're not seeing what we're seeing.

These people screaming at their elected officials MIGHT be doing so because
(A) It's the first time in 8 years they've been allowed to speak and
(B) They're pretty sure Obama won't have them arrested for having an opinion.

Under Bush, wearing a t-shirt or having a bumper sticker could get you jailed.

-- Bartcop

Friday, August 14, 2009

Glenn Becks Operation..The Daily Show..

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Glenn Beck's Operation
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Full Episodes
Political HumorSpinal Tap Performance

Thanks 60th.. :)

Best Hockey Team Name Ever

The Rhode Island School of Design's hockey team is called the 'Nads'!

The chant from the crowd? "Go Nads! Go Nads! Go Nads!

Which is just inspired, really.

But even better, is their mascot...'Scrotie'

Con't.. (NSFW) Most likely..

You just have to Click on the Link..Now or Later..

*It's Too Funny..

RIP: Les Paul - Guitar Legend Dies at 94

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Computer scientists reveal new voting machine hack successfully changed votes !

By David Edwards and John Byrne -

August 12, 2009

A team of computer scientists at University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Princeton University announced a new way to electronically steal votes Monday.

“We wanted to find if a real criminal could do this, starting from scratch, with no access to source code or other closely guarded technical information,” the announcer begins. “We faced several challenges: getting a voting machine, figuring out how it works, discovering a weakness, overcoming the machine’s security features and constructing attack software.”

“In the end we found that it is possible to undetectably change votes and that such an attack takes a lot less time and money than one might expect,” the announcer said.

A Princeton professor was able to acquire five voting machines for just $82 that had been resold on a government surplus website. The acquired machines were originally sold by Sequoia Voting Systems.

While the voting machines were older and had been discontinued by North Carolina, where they were originally used, the voting apparatus are still in use in Louisiana and New Jersey.

Professors and computer science graduate students found that they could switch votes use a technique called “return oriented programming.”

The students theorized that voting machines could be easily broken into by attackers the night before the election, and vote hacking software installed. The following day, machines would produce altered votes without being able to be detected.


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