Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Made-for-TV Hostage Crisis

The big hostage crisis was covered live on the news networks all afternoon and ended peacefully just in time for Hillary Clinton to deliver a live statement for the evening news. What an extraordinary coincidence.

Today, we get to read news stories describing her as "the picture of calm in the face of crisis" and how her handling of this affair showed that she "can face disorder in a most orderly manner." Clearly, this incident served to promote her as presidential material. How lucky for her.

I don't know if this event was staged for political advantage, but it does bring to mind the Franklin D. Roosevelt quote: "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned that way."

Friday, November 30, 2007

Hostage Situation at Clinton Campaign HQ

At this writing, there is a hostage situation in progress at Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Rochester, New Hampshire. White male, 40-ish, previously known to police, history of mental problems, hasn't been in his right mind the past three months (according to his stepson), wife asked for a divorce a few days ago, ever since he's been hitting the bottle heavily, told his stepson this morning to "watch the news," made what he claims is a bomb, strapped it to himself, walked into the campaign hq, took hostages, let two go, and is demanding to speak to Hillary Clinton. Additional info: His stepson does not believe his actions are politically motivated. This information came from New Hampshire station WMUR Channel 9 which is presently broadcasting live on the Internet at this link.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Naomi Wolf: The Nazi Link to the Neo-Cons

On the Alex Jones Show yesterday, Naomi Wolf described the direct link from the Bush administration to Nazi Germany. In the 1930s, congressional testimony by Marine Corps Major-General Smedley Butler revealed that Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush led an attempted fascist coup in this country that was financed by Nazi industrialists. The coup failed, but amazingly Prescott Bush and his fellow traitors were never prosecuted. As a result, they were able to revive their plan and over time create the situation we find ourselves in today under the regime of George W. Bush, with the systematic dismantling of the Constitution and the criminal war in Iraq. It is the realization of a longtime Bush family dream, the Nazification of America. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest, including their propagandists, may call themselves Neo-Cons, but they are in fact Nazis.

As Naomi Wolf points out, laws such as the Military Commissions Act were created to protect the Neo-Cons (Nazis) from indictment for war crimes and treason. However, as James Madison wrote, “All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” Therefore, Bush and his fellow Neo-Cons (Nazis) can expect no protection from the invalid laws they created. They can expect to go to jail. But first, they must be indicted. I say must, because if it is not done, we will experience a Hell on Earth in this country. The Neo-Cons (Nazis) justify the destruction of our freedoms by saying it is for our safety. But it is not for our safety, far from it. As long as the Neo-Cons (Nazis) remain in power, no one is safe. They must be stopped now. They must be indicted, prosecuted, and thrown in jail for the remainder of their miserable Neo-Con (Nazi) lives.

Click here to read more and hear the interview.

Glenn Crap Gets Paulified

SMiles Lewis brought the above video to my attention. This billboard is right here in Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We Have a New Magazine: ANOMALY

We have a new magazine in Austin! I have joined forces with SMiles Lewis, Thom White, and Jeremy Wells to produce Anomaly Magazine. It will appear in both print and web versions. The web version debuts ... TODAY! Click here to read it, subscribe to the feed, and/or bookmark it. The print version will debut in a few weeks. It will be available free throughout the Austin area. I will announce the exact date of publication as soon as I know it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I’ve read about various disagreeable things Glenn Beck has said on his CNN program, but had never seen a clip from the program—did not even know what the man looked like—until last week when Dave vonKleist came to Austin to screen his documentary 9/11 Ripple Effect.

The documentary features an excerpt from the edition of Beck’s show on which Dave was a guest. It was included in the documentary as an example of how the mainstream media never seriously addresses the issues raised by 9/11 researchers, but rather, attempts to discredit the research by associating it with UFOs, tinfoil hats, Bigfoot, ghosts, and the Second Coming of Elvis. And there he was in the clip, Glenn Beck, doing just that, heaping ridicule on his guest, Dave vonKleist, without once asking a serious question.

It was, as I say, the first time I had ever seen Glenn Beck. And it would not be the last. No, I would see him again, much sooner than I anticipated.

The very next day (I kid you not), as I pulled out of the parking lot of my apartment complex, there he was again, Glenn Beck looking down at me from a large billboard—looking down, and pointing, with the words CUT THE CRAP behind him.

The next day, there he was again. And the next day, and the next. Clearly, this billboard is not going away any time soon. Every morning there he is, Glenn Beck, pointing down at me, telling me to CUT THE CRAP. It puts me in a foul mood, starts my day off all wrong.

There can be no doubt, this billboard is a form of psychological warfare. No, I don’t mean this particular billboard was positioned in that particular place just to annoy me personally. I’m not that paranoid. Not yet, at least. No, I mean the advertising campaign in general. All advertising is psychological warfare, of course, whether the product they’re selling is soap or soup. But if it’s a war they’re selling, or a political agenda of any kind, it is warfare in the most literal sense, particularly where Beck’s network CNN is concerned. Only a few years ago, it was publicly admitted that the CNN newsroom included Army PsyOps personnel. No one ever adequately explained why they were there, but it’s a safe bet they were up to no good.

It is not necessary, however, to know about CNN’s relationship with Army PsyOps to perceive the propaganda on CNN and other mainstream networks. When FOX news host Brian Killmeade advocated the use of Tasers on dissenters recently, it was apparent that this was part of a campaign of intimidation. Glenn Beck’s recent suggestion that Ron Paul supporters are terrorists is also part of that campaign. And so is the CUT THE CRAP billboard. The aggressive finger-pointing, the bullying posture, the very words CUT THE CRAP say it all. It’s another way of saying, “Shut up if you don’t agree with me.”

And yet, this morning as I drove out of the parking lot, I noticed something else about the billboard. It was the position of Glenn Beck’s head. It is directly in front of the A in CRAP, placed there like an asterisk to render the four-letter word printable. Very clever. But that’s not the only thing accomplished by the placement of his head. It does something else that surely was not intentional (unless the ad designer has a subversive sense of humor). By perfectly framing his head with the word CRAP, it sends the subliminal message GLENN BECK IS CRAP.

Having seen this, I now feel more kindly toward the billboard. In fact, I will hate to see it go. It brightens my mornings now as I pull out onto the highway and with a smile on my face start the day. GLENN BECK IS CRAP. Truer words were never spoken.