May 28, 2003

The Lunatics are Running the Asylum

Are Americans waking up? Are they raising voices of dissent? Are Democrats getting tough? It's about time. Now we see voices rising against the Patriot Act. The New York Times is calling for an investigation into the lies about Weapons of Mass Destruction used to justify the invasion of Iraq. Voices are rising from many quarters. That's the spirit! That's the only way to overthrow the fascists, and the only way to save the planet.

  • Paul Krugman: "The people now running America aren't conservatives: they're radicals who want to do away with the social and economic system we have, and the fiscal crisis they are concocting may give them the excuse they need. The Financial Times [which said the lunatics are now running the asylum], it seems, now understands what's going on, but when will the public wake up? See the New York Times.
  • New Yorkers have joined the movement to choose the Constitution over the Patriot Act. At noon today, May 28, New Yorkers will meet on the steps of City Hall to call for a restoration of the Bill of Rights. Bill Perkins, Deputy Majority Leader of the NY City Council, "will introduce a resolution calling for the restoration of basic constitutional rights, including rights to due process, equal protection, and freedom of speech, that have been curtailed by the government since the events of 9/11." See New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Grassroots resistance is mounting against the FCC's move to give the airways entirely to a few corporate cronies of the Bush administration. See Washington Post.
  • More Americans killed in "postwar" Iraq. See Boston Globe.
  • Gore Vidal on Democracy Now. "And I wrote ... Dreaming War, on why we were not protected on 9-11, which ordinarily would have led to the impeachment of the President of the United States who had allowed it to happen. They said they had no information. Since then every day the New York Times prints another mountain of people that say they had warned the government, President Putin of Russia, he had warned us, President Mubarek, of Egypt, he had warned us, three members of Mossad claim they had come to the US to warn us that sometime in September something unpleasant might come out of the sky in our direction. Were we defended? No we were not defended. Has this ever been investigated? No, it hasn't."
  • . "Waxman, 63, is getting started on the Pentagon by asking Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld this question: Why are you giving Vice President Cheney's old company, Halliburton, a $7 billion, no-bid contract to help rebuild Iraq when the oil and gas giant has worked in terrorist states and has run up big cost overruns on previous government contracts?" See

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  • Food for thought from a Harvard-educated physician about SARS, which the author calls "a great global scam." See
  • So many world leaders get into trouble for speaking their minds about Der Amerikan Fuhrer. Now Jan O. Karlsson, the Swedish Minister for Migration, has got himself into trouble for calling Bush "that fucking Texas geezer." Can't they make the Patriot Act global, so they can silence dissent in the entire world? But though many who have spoken badly of Bush in the past have been removed from their jobs by the long reach of the Bush regime, this time the minister has not been fired. The prime minister "is not happy" and "wants a word with the minister", but he "can continue with his job." That's a good sign. See
  • Hitting the fan. Newsday, reporting on the proceedings of the 911 commission, said, "Jane Garvey, former head of the Federal Aviation Administration, was asked pointedly by commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste why the agency apparently took a half-hour to notify the country's air defense command about the hijackings. Another commissioner, Fred Fielding, pressed Garvey about an FAA report from Sept. 11 that a hijacker on American Airlines Flight 11 fatally shot a passenger five minutes before the plane smashed into the World Trade Center. The federal government has said no guns were on any of the four planes... Garvey initially said the command was notified at 8:34 a.m., but when Ben-Veniste read aloud testimony from NORAD's former commander saying the FAA didn't notify his agency until 9:24 a.m., Garvey said she would have to check FAA records."
  • As politicos tell on each other to distance themselves from scandal, more information is coming out about how Tom DeLay, the Texas exterminator, abused his power as majority leader in the House to try to haul in Democrats who had left the state to prevent a political redistricting of the state to destroy the party in Texas. See Talking Points Memo for the scoop. Also see
  • Patriot Act overkill. Six French journalists who were flying in to Los Angeles to cover a video game trade show were jailed for over a day, interrogated, body-searched, fingerprinted, then deported to Paris. Whoa, slow down boys! Ashcroft, the Grand Paranoid, is foaming at the mouth. See Nando Times.
  • For a good primer on government/CIA propaganda through corporate media, see Cheryl Seal at
  • According to Dr Michael P. Byron, "Thomas Jefferson, along with James Madison worked assiduously to have an 11th Amendment included into our nation's original Bill of Rights. This proposed Amendment would have prohibited "monopolies in commerce." The amendment would have made it illegal for corporations to own other corporations, or to give money to politicians, or to otherwise try to influence elections." They already knew about corporations from the British East India Company. Check out this essential history at
  • 9-11 Still Shrouded in Mystery. See Online Journal.

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