A “Clear Channel” No More?

February 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Could it be that Clear Channel Communications has finally reached its high water mark, and is on its way back down to join some reality attuned to the U.S. Constition’s injunction that

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

An Oral History of the Bush White House

February 15th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

I am torn between my desire to look forward and the real need to have the tragic stupidity and venality of the Bush White House and its political allies publicly acknowledged.

Vanity Fair has published a valuable reminder.  It is long, and it is quite good.

Posse Comitatus Redux

October 22nd, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

“The military’s deployment within U.S. borders raises critical questions that must be answered,” said Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. “What is the unit’s mission? What functions will it perform? And why was it necessary to deploy the unit rather than rely on civilian agencies and personnel and the National Guard? Given the magnitude of the issues at stake, it is imperative that the American people know the truth about this new and unprecedented intrusion of the military in domestic affairs.”

Yes, this is for real.

“Pain Ray Trucks”

October 11th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Yikes.  “Pain Ray Trucks“???

“…You are out . . . of . . . your . . . lane!”

September 16th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

A couple of years ago I posted a link to the video you see below on theWheel. Now there’s some more information coming out. Wow.

Here’s the second piece.

Heads Up – We’re Going to Crash

September 14th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

theOwl

Here’s the metaphor. A train wreck.

What if I knew our train was on the wrong track and it was heading for catastrophe? What if I KNEW it had already run two yellow lights and one red light and was heading straight into a head on collision with a freight train?

What should I do?

Should I run to the front to the train… » Read the rest of this entry «

Bill Moyers Tells It Like It Is

July 11th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

theOwl

Sadly, in many respects, the Fourth Estate has become the fifth column of democracy, colluding with the powers that be in a culture of deception that subverts the thing most necessary to freedom, and that is the truth

So says Bill Moyers in this article at inthesetimes.com. Read it.

Birds and Stones

June 30th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a link to Symour Hersch’s new article on Iran at the New Yorker.

What do I think is going on? I think Bush and Cheney and whoever else is actually running the show in the Bush “administration” want to kill two birds, and perhaps thousands or millions of Iranians, with one stone.

The birds? An American Presidential election and the military entrenchment of a permanent Corporate fossil fuel dictatorship in control of Middle East natural resources and American military might.

The stone? A war – or at the very least a war fever in the American Corporate Media – in Iran, just in time for the American elections this fall.

I hope I’m wrong, but I’m probably right.

Buried Alive…?

June 27th, 2008 § 0 comments § permalink

Go Gore Go

June 5th, 2007 § 2 comments § permalink

theOwl

Al, I think you need to run.

I just finished reading “The Assault on Reason

Mr. Vice President, my sense of reality tells me that in 2000 you won the vote in Florida, and Bush won the count by ending the count before the votes were counted.

When the Supreme Court supported Bush, you acted to support the rule of law, and reluctantly conceded the election. Then, in 2004, you stood aside, opening an opportunity for another leader to emerge in the Democratic Party.

You have upheld the rule of law.

You have stood aside and made sure that you didn’t clog up the Democratic Party with your ego.

Now, in order to uphold the rule of law, I think you need to run for President.

The Assault on Reason is your platform. Be true to that book and you and the country will win, even if should you lose the election (or the count…).

Go Gore Go

(this post was edited for clarity 6.10.07)

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