Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.
Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.
From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
[ Hey ... I sent a version of this back in November 2007 but it never made it into the broadcast for whatever reasons. Because today is The Day, and way too much crazy horrible shit has happened over the last twelve years, it bubbled back to the surface. I tweaked it some and glued on an intro. I hate this day. The deaths ... the destruction ... and all the madness created by BushCo (perpetuated by Obama) came from this horrible day. Every single bit of it. Without 9/11 Bush would just be a footnote president and hundreds of thousands of people wouldn't have been slaughtered. Susie Madrak over on Crooks and Liars wants everybody to stop obsessing about 9/11. She says, "Whether it was through policies, covert actions or material support, the U.S. has inflicted serious harm on nations around the world, and by the laws of karma, it was just our turn." That shoves a mountain of crap under the rug. ]
The greatest series of earthquakes in U.S. history began when an 8.6 magnitude quake rocked the Mississippi River Valley near New Madrid, Missouri on December 16th 1811. The earthquake raised and lowered parts of the Mississippi Valley by as much as 15 feet and changed the course of the Mississippi River. At one point, the Mississippi momentarily reversed its direction, and created Reelfoot Lake in northwest Tennessee. Now that was an earthquake.
I’ve experienced a couple of geological earthquakes that were unnerving at the moment, but in my lifetime there have been three socio-political earthquakes whose aftershocks have reverberated for decades:
The JFK Assassination, the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify a national election by installing George W. Bush as president, and the attacks of September 11th 2001.
Do I believe members of the Bush Administration were key players in the 9/11 attacks and either “made it happen” or “allowed it to happen?” I don’t know. I will probably never know. Over the last 12 years scores of credible sources have raised enough questions about The government’s “official story” to render it unbelievable. What I do believe is anyone capable of committing the supreme international crime, a war of aggression, is capable of anything.
So here we all are … 12 years after the event that was the 2nd half of the "one-two punch" that flattened the United States of America. 12 years after a socio-political earthquake completely changed the direction of the country. And either by chance or design, the Bush/Cheney regime was immediately at the ready to implement the course change.
In November 2007 I wrote the following about the first of the socio-political earthquakes to hit The New American Century.
11/09/07 - George Bush Must Be President!
Election Night - November 7th 2000 - John Ellis of Fox News calls the state of Florida for George Bush after getting off the phone with Jeb Bush saying, "Jebbie says we got it!"
John Ellis is the first cousin of Jeb Bush and George Bush.
Within the next four minutes, NBC, CBS, CNN, and ABC all followed suit. Later the networks retracted their prediction of a Gore victory and placed Florida back into the "undecided" column.
And then at approximately 2:30 am, with some 85% of the votes counted in Florida and Bush leading Gore by more than 100,000 votes, the networks declared that Bush had carried Florida, and had been elected President. However, most of the remaining votes to be counted in Florida were located in three heavily Democratic counties and as their votes were reported Gore began to gain on Bush. By 4:30 am Gore had narrowed Bush's margin to less than 2,000 votes, and the networks retracted their predictions that Bush had won Florida and the Presidency. Gore, who had privately conceded the election to Bush now withdrew his concession and announced that he would wait for a recount.
34 days after the election The Supreme Court prematurely ended the Florida recount.
According to the Justice Scalia:
"The counting of votes … threatens irreparable harm to Governor Bush, and to the country, by casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election."
Reactions to the Court's ruling were immediate and damning:
Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar noted the five conservative Justices "... failed to cite a single case that, on its facts, comes close to supporting its analysis and result."
Vincent Bugliosi wrote in None Dare Call It Treason:
If, indeed, the Court, as the critics say, made a politically motivated ruling (which it unquestionably did), this is tantamount to saying, and can only mean, that the Court did not base its ruling on the law. And if this is so (which again, it unquestionably is), this means that these five Justices deliberately and knowingly decided to nullify the votes of the 50 million Americans who voted for Al Gore and to steal the election for Bush … The stark reality, and I say this with every fiber of my being, is that the institution Americans trust the most to protect its freedoms and principles committed one of the biggest and most serious crimes this nation has ever seen--pure and simple, the theft of the presidency. And by definition, the perpetrators of this crime have to be denominated criminals.
Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, Al Gore was the choice of Florida's voters. The core finding of the eight news organizations that conducted a review of disputed Florida ballots was by any measure … Gore won.
Why was it so important that at every step of the recount process … from hired Republican thugs bused down to disrupt the recount … to the Supreme Court ultimately stopping the recount … Why was it absolutely necessary to install George Bush as President? What did he accomplish in his first 233 Days in office?
He moved to block federal aid to foreign groups that offered counseling or any other assistance to women in obtaining abortions.
He created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute government money to religious groups.
He ordered military strikes against Iraq. American bombs destroyed radar stations near the capital, Baghdad, killing two people.
He reversed a rule reducing the levels of arsenic in drinking water.
He rejected the Kyoto Treaty.
He refused to help consumers harmed by the California's electricity crisis.
He opposed comprehensive protections for patients in HMOs.
He refused to provide adequate funding for low-income energy assistance.
He decided to allow cable TV and telephone monopolies to expand.
He endorsed a bankruptcy bill that excessively punishes honest consumers hit by unexpected debts.
He proposed killing a program to help low-income consumers who cannot afford to open bank accounts.
He proposed endinh government testing for salmonella in school lunches.
He spent 54 days at his ranch in Crawford, Tex., 38 days at Camp David, and a four-day weekend at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, which worked out to slightly more than 40 percent of his time.
Why was it so important to get this guy in office? Why did the Elite Machine go to such great lengths to install this do-nothing half-wit?
And then … 234 days into his first term as president … September 11th 2001.
Since then 4,582 Americans have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
23,000-100,000 more have been wounded.
An estimated 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed.
But most importantly to George Bush and his cronies … Over 467 billion dollars has been spent on the wars and is currently being spent at the rate of almost two hundred thousand dollars a minute.
I guess that's enough money to subvert the rule of law, corrupt The Supreme Court, destroy the Constitution, manipulate Mainstream Media, and turn this country into a Fascist State.
When we're talking about that kind of money … Screw the people … George Bush Must Be President!
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Vincent Bugliosi testifying before the House Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Congress.
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker
How did Bush happen? How did George W. Bush, of all people, rise to the most powerful position in the world? This simple question sparked a five-year investigative odyssey by Russ Baker. What he found will force us to rethink virtually everything we thought we knew about the Bush family and its role in shaping recent American history.
In FAMILY OF SECRETS, Baker reveals that Bush, the people around him, and his policies are but an extreme, very public manifestation of what his family and its circle have always been about: an interlocking web of covert and overt machinations on behalf of a small cluster of elites-social, financial, industrial, military, intelligence-that enabled the Bush dynasty and propelled George W. Bush to the top.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ... You'll hate listening to Mike. I listen every day.
"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.