Next Wednesday, Denver is going to be rockin.
Thousands will be gathered at the University of Denver Magness arena to protest the corporate lockdown on the Presidential debates.
Sean Penn, Val Kilmer, Cindy Sheehan, Tom Morello, Jello Biafra and others will join Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez.
Demanding an end to the corporate control over the Presidential debates.
So, if there is any chance you can get to Denver Wednesday, you can make a donation to reserve your ticket here.
If you can't get to Denver, no problem.
Free Speech TV will be streaming the event live on the Internet. (Wednesday, August 27, 7 p.m. Mountain time, 9 p.m. Eastern.)
Just click here to watch.
Also, the Free Speech TV will be broadcasting the event live on Dish Network Channel 9415.
And many local public access channels will be carrying the Free Speech TV feed.
(If your public access channel doesn't carry it, call them and ask them to do so. Click here for a list of public access channels.)
Anyway, it's going to be an historic event -- protesting the corporate control over our politics -- in the midst of the corporate Democratic spectacle.
So, join us in Denver if you can.
If not, invite your friends over, and dial up the live Internet feed -- or watch on television via satellite or on your public access channel.
Onward to November.
So there's Ralph news. I am supporting his bid, I am not part of his campaign.
Now this is where I let it rip. with my prose poem "Ain't I An American Woman?"
Long before January 2008 rolled around, I saw the back stabbing bitches who pass themselves off as feminists work overtime to lie for Barack Obama.
Long before anyone else could run out of the gate, the bitch Patricia Williams -- aka Professor Patti -- was LYING her DAMN MOUTH OFF.
She took to KPFA to say that Barack voted against the Iraq War.
From a fucking liar.
A woman called to politely correct her and Professor Patti lost it on air.
But what about Andrea Lewis who conducted that piece of shit interview?
Hey, Andi, my lesbo sister, where the hell were you?
Letting Patti go off on the caller? Letting Patti lie in the first place?
Where the HELL WERE YOU?
At that point a number of Blacks were saying "Barack's my n**ga" and I guess Patti and Andi always wanted to join in on that? Huh? Is that it?
Half-and-half gets passed off as Black and all da bitches gotta hang?
Is that how the fuck it went?
Professor Patti, I'm really sorry you live in a snooty White world where you DENY YOUR BLACKNESS EVERY DAMN DAY.
But that's your personal problem and your personal hell.
Calling the biracial blunder "Black" don't make it so.
By November, Michelle Obama, who actually is Black, was strutting through South Carolina, playing the race card.
White Boys With Litte Dicks like Robert Parry and Robert Scheer -- little, shriveled dicks -- wanted to be 'down' and 'hang.' As they went glassy-eyed over their own racist Mandingo fantasies.
That was the environment Gloria Stenimen stepped into when she DARED to suggest that ALL WOMEN MATTER.
Along came Parry and Scheer -- visions of Barack's dick dancing in their mouths -- to scream and hiss and play like the race card hadn't been played already.
Now OLD SLAVE MASTER BILL MOYERS -- who not all that long ago was doing (for laughs!) his version of 'slave' 'talk' to a largely White crowd -- had already started his non-stop Black History For-evah Year!
But Gloria was injecting gender!
So screamed the White Posse Of Old Pricks.
So LIED THE OLD PRICKS. Their tiny brains, mouths and dicks oozing as they stared at Barack in lip gloss, so kissable!!!!
RACE QUOTA QUEEN Melissa Harris-Lacewell ABUSED the student program she was over and got her charges to insist Gloria must be racist.
It was, APPARENTLY, racist to say that ALL WOMEN -- REGARDLESS OF RACE -- MATTERED.
Now we've all heard the tales of Tom Hayden and his fascination with Black Dick. But it took a NATION TO HOLD WOMEN DOWN.
And that's exactly what they did. OVER AND OVER.
Every day was RACE DAY.
No day was ever GENDER DAY.
Every day you could celebrate BLACK if you were celebrating MAN.
And all the White Mamas and White Daddys -- so quick to scream RACISM falsely at everyone in order to hide the fact that, yes, they are racist -- created the CLIMATE we're living in now.
Jesse Jackson JUNIOR?
Like most little Juniors, he'll never be half of what his father is. He won't even be a copy of his father.
Rev. Jackson ACHIEVED.
Like his name, Junior had everything handed to him.
Hillary won New Hampshire and it was time for EXTREME CRAZINESS.
WHITE HONKEY MARK CRISPIN MILLER TOLD Harper's Magazine he KNEW the Clinton campaign STOLE New Hampshire, he KNEW that she hadn't really won.
But no one can out crazy JUNIOR who took to MSNBC to insist Hillary never cried over Hurricane Katrina. And no one asked the FAT ASS BASTARD how he would know that?
They just let him go on and on, calling Hillary a racist.
SLAVE MASTER BILL MOYERS FOUND IT SO CUTE, HE PUT IT ON HIS CRAP-ASS SHOW.
He said he wanted to roll a clip of Hillary in New Hampshire (after making jokes about her and saying he wasn't sure the emotion was for real) and then he rolled tape and it wasn't Hillary. It was JUNIOR lying about that moment.
And there was Anaberg's Dr. Kathy -- the WITHERED OLD CRONE WITH THE LOUSY SPACE ABOVE HER LIP THAT LOOKED LIKE SHE PLUCKED HER MUSTACHE -- smirking and finding it humorous.
GO TO HELL, DR. KATHY.
Go TO HELL AND MAY SATAN DO TO YOU WHAT YOU TRIED TO DO TO HILLARY, YOU UGLY, UGLY BITCH.
And we can't forget the USELESS BITCHES of Ms. Magazine and Feminist Wire Daily and Feminist Majority Foundation who played dumb while all this went on. Who issued two 'news briefs' and did so only after they had a denial from MSNBC to run with it. Can't upset MSNBC. Can't stand up for women. Can't do that and still WHORE YOURSELF OUT. Not Media Whore, mind you, WHORE. Just WHORE. That's all you were, you SOLD OUT WOMEN AND REFUSED TO STAND UP. YOU STABBED THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT IN THE BACK AND YOU HAVE THE DAMN NERVE TO SEND ME A LETTER ASKING ME TO CONSIDER RENEWING MY SUBSCRIPTION?
There were my Black 'sisters.'
Janine Jackson, you tired old SLUT. You whore monger. Staying silent week after week on CounterSpin about the sexism? WHORE. Filthy piece of trash WHORE.
Not a journalist. Not a watchdog. Just a WHORE. With the clock tickin.
Melissa Harris Lacewell.
Little Missy would have got her ass whupped in my neighborhood a long time ago for all her lying.
Little Missy ATTACKED TAVIS SMILEY. Launched that attack on Tavis. Drove it. Made it so bad he had to leave The Tom Joyner Show.
She attacked a Black man. And she got away with it.
Tavis' crime was refusing to stay silent.
For that the SPOLTCHY FACED WHORE MISSY sent her dogs after him.
That's what it took to build up THE BIRACIAL BLUNDER -- taking a job away from a Black man, trying to silence him.
How proud you must be Missy as you finger your crotch and pretend anyone wants your damn, tired looking ass anymore. Maybe Amy Goodman will finger fuck you?
THE FOUR WHORES SUPERME. Laura, Alice, Rachel and Donna.
Alice Walker married a White man and had a bi-racial child with him.
That didn't stop WHORE ALICE from calling Barack "White."
Alice Walker bumps pussy as much as she rides dick.
But Alice wasn't about to stick up for her lesbian sisters or gay brothers.
FUCKING ALICE WALKER already justified men with AIDS being put in 'camps,' being imprisoned in CUBA. Why not? A man was doing that. Fidel and what is Alice but just another WHORE who swings her ass at a man?
Red Bitch Alice wrote a tribute to Fidel defending the imprisonment of men with AIDS in Cuba. She called it "Hugging Fidel" but we all know she wanted to call it "SUcking FIDel."
Red Bitch Alice always puts women last.
Unless it's her own RED ASS.
When Alice was being called sexist and being trashed by BLACK MEN for The Color Purple, she tried to get all the sisters to come to her defense. That's women's liberation for Red Alice: Women come together to defend her.
But Bitch don't pay it back.
Bitch don't do shit for American women.
Bitch sells them out as easily as she sells her ass out.
Donna Brazile. The CLOSET CASE who thinks as long as she LIES to her family, even though they know she's LYING, she's welcome. Donna stays in the CLOSET because her family wouldn't accept her if SHE GOT HONEST. Lez, everyone knows already. They don't accept you. They just play along like you do.
And you don't accept you which is why you SOLD OUT gays and lesbians from your position on the DNC rules committee.
Uber Lez Laura Flanders. Always saying "people have the power." Always saying "don't leave politics to the politicians." And wrapping her whole body around Barack's dick. Refusing to call him out when he put HOMOPHOBES on stage in South Carolina. Closing her eyes to that and begging him to break with torture.
A gay kid gets beat up or killed in South Carolina in the next 4 years? THAT'S BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS SELF-LOATHING LEZ LAURA.
Rachel Maddow. Ripping Hillary apart to be one of the guys. Looking like Scott Baio. Playing SUPER DYKE to make sure no one mistakes her for feminine. Hating her gender and hating the world. Whoring herslef for MSNBC the same way she did for Air America.
All four women have been known to bump pussies. Not one of them could call out HOMOPHOBES and HOMOPHOBIA.
Not a DAMN DAY went by without Hillary being beat up in the town square and all joined in or stayed silent. Some did both.
I saw the world change for one biracial man. I saw homophobia become acceptable. I saw sexism become 'funny.' I saw women cower or join in the attacks.
And now you want to urge me to vote for Barack?
Now you want to show up and tell me to GET OVER IT?
I've eaten Black pussy.
I've eaten Latina pussy.
I've even eaten Asian-American pussy.
But I'll be damned if I EAT SHIT.
FUCK YOUR UNITY.
FUCK YOUR WHAT'S BEST FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
FUCK NANCY PELOSI.
FUCK HOWARD DEAN.
FUCK ALL OF THE 'LEADERS' WHO STAYED SILENT.
FUCK ALL YOU WHITE MOMMIES AND DADDIES WHO WANTED TO TELL ME WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA.
FUCK YOU, MATTHEW ROTHSCHILD.
FUCK YOU, BETSY REED.
FUCK YOU, KIMBERLY WILDER
FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU. FUCK YOU.
FUCK AMY GOODMAN WITH HER FUCKING BULLSHIT ABOUT THE BLACK MAN.
FUCK AMY GOODMAN AND HER WHORING OUT, HER PRESSING HER NOSE TO LARRY FLYNT'S CROTCH TO MAKE HIM AND THE 'ART' OF HUSTLER 'ACCEPTABLE' TO THE LEFT.
FUCK EVERYONE OF YOU 'VOICES' IN 'ALTERNATIVE' MEDIA.
ALWAYS THERE TO BEG FOR MY DAMN MONEY.
NEVER THERE TO DEFEND ME.
PERFERECTLY WILLING TO ATTACK ME.
FUCK YOU ALL.
And most of all, FUCK BARACK OBAMA.
"uniy!" CRIED THE tiny whiney white honkeys.
After they spent months dancing on my ass.
After they spent months spitting on me.
Spitting on me as a lesbian, spitting on me as a woman and spitting on me as an African-American.
Every day, I roll out of bed and it gets harder each damn day because of the SHIT you all pulled.
And ain't I an American woman?
Don't I have rights in my own FUCKING country?
Don't I have the right to believe my political party of choice would call out homophobia?
Don't I have the right to believe my political party would call out sexism?
I only have the right to be spit on, to be told to "shut up!" and to "GET OVER IT" and to "MOVEON" and FORGET, always, always forget.
Because what's a Black Dyke to do but suck it up?
How damn important is she??????????????????????????
I ain't an American Woman?
My crime was not being an American Man.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Starting with war resistance. US war resister Robin Long was extradited from Canada in July. He was turned over to US authorities at the border by Canadian authorities (that is not deportation) and has spent the last weeks at Fort Carson in Colorado. Utah's Daily Herald noted last night that Robin "plans to plead guilty Friday to a reduced charge of desertion, his lawyer said." The Detroit Free Press added: "He faces a dishonorable discharge as well as prison time." The Whig Standard explains that Robin's attorney James "Branum said Long has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to desertion with intent to remain away permanently, a lesser charge than desertion with intent to shirk hazardous duty." Nick Kyonka (Toronto Star) quotes Branam explaining, "In exchange for him pleading guilty, they've agreed to (lower) the three-year maximum sentence that usually comes with those charges." Branum added, "I think they want to prosecute him for free-speech issues without actually charging him for them." Free Speech Radio News will have an audio report today (for those needing or requiring audio).
Karen, with Fort Carson Public Affairs Office, states Robin was sentenced to 15 months, reduced in Rank E1 and given a dishonorable discharge. Long has been held at the Criminal Justice Center in El Paso County while awaiting the court-martial. He will received credit for the time he has served ("about 40 days").
September 13th is a pan-Canadian Day of Action to support U.S. Iraq war resisters and to demand that the Harper government immediately stop the deportations. Actions, demonstrations, and pickets will take place in cities and towns all across Canada. Click here to see a list of actions and to download materials.
If your city is not listed, consider organizing a local action for September 13th. Whether it is petitioning in your local farmer's market, picketing a Conservative MP's office or rallying at a federal building, we need to go all out to stop the deportation of resisters like Jeremy Hinzman and Corey Glass!
In addition they are coordinating screenings of Michelle Mason's documentary on war resisters Breaking Ranks for September 14th. Spencer Spratley (Center for Research on Globalization) publishes an open letter to Stephen Harper where he notes, "I feel that some of your polices are beginning to depart from deeply held traditional Canadian values. And you are transforming the face of Canada with the mandate of a minority Government. You also have a majority in the House of Commons who voted, on behalf of Canadians, to support the request made by American War resisters to remain in Canada. I believe you are turning your back on a majority of Canadians on an issue that is very important to us. That is not the sign of a democratic Prime Minister. Somehow Canada has always been a little bit different and we have always been proud of that. We don't want to be more like anyone else. . . . . Sir, in the name of decency, compassion, and a higher justice, I request you to allow American War resisters to remain in Canada as conscientious objectors. Please don't send them off to have their lives and families desroyed by an unjust war. Your decision to begin deporting American war resisters lacks decency and compassion. I strongly urge you to reconsider your position."
Information on war resistance within the military can be found at The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline [(877) 447-4487], Iraq Veterans Against the War and the War Resisters Support Campaign. Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters. In addition, VETWOW is an organization that assists those suffering from MST (Military Sexual Trauma).
Of the "Awakening" members, Brig Nassir al-Hiti declares, "These people are like cancer and we must remove them"; while Gen Nassir declares the "Awakening" are "like a drug addict who quits only to take drugs again." There's no question that the "Awakening" members are thugs; there's also no question that Nouri has put thugs in place in the Interior Ministry, the police force and more. The only difference is one group of thugs is Sunni ("Awakening") and one group is Shi'ite. The US installed the Shi'ite thugs. Elections will take place (provincial elections) at some point. A great deal of what is taking place (the targeting and arrests of "Awakening" members) has to do with Nouri & company shoring up their own power base before going into those elections.
This is Ralph Nader. The New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has a problem.
He's written numerous columns complaining about presidential candidates and their campaigns ignoring serious policy issues. It's as if no one else is running for president in Bob Herbert's world other than Barack Obama and John McCain.
In a recent article that he wrote in the New York Times, he complains about how the two major candidates and their campaigns are ignoring the problems of the cities: the poverty, the transportaion problems, the lack of repair and expansion of public works and facilities, the crime. He complains that the mayors have been complaining that they have been abandoned by Washington, citing a recent gathering of city mayors that he attended.
In one of these gatherings he cites the mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, John Robert Smith saying that he believes the nation should devote the same level of commitment to developing a first-rate passenger rail system as was marshalled for the interstate highway system in the Eisenhower era. Well, the Nader-Gonzalez campaign has taken a strong stand for the expansion and modernization of passenger rail as a way to save energy, to reduce casualties on the highway and to provide more immediate evacuation of the cities in case of a calamity or a natural disaster.
But to Bob Herbert, the Nader Gonzalez campaign which supports almost one-for-one so many of the issues that he advances and champions doesn't exist. To him, the Nader-Gonzalez campaign or any progressive third party campaign doesn't exist in his column so I say to Bob Herbert, "At least level with your readers, Mr. Herbert, tell them that you think the two major parties, Republican and Democrat, own all the voters and there's no one else on the ballot. At least level with them."
This is Ralph Nader.
This is Ralph Nader. This year two and a half to three million Americans will lose their homes to foreclosures. Next year another two and a half to three million Americans will probably lose their homes. Instead of helping these Americans keep their homes, both the Democrats and the Republicans are bailing out Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Wall St. banks and their high paid executives -- the same executives who got us into this mess by betting the house on sub-prime mortgages. I call this "Socialism for Spectators."
Senator McCain takes a hands-off approach to the mortgage meltdown. Senator Obama talks about helping the home owners but is surrounding himself with the culprits: Wall St. bankers. Obama's economic director? Robert Rubin protege Jason Furman.
Rubin was the Clintons' Treasury Secretary. He engineered the disastrous deregulation of Wall St. including the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act. This Depression-era law separated investment banks from commercial banking. Had it been in effect, the current mortgage crisis would have been limited.
Rubin went on to be an overpaid executive at Citigroup which he helped tank. Rubin is now advising Senator Obama.
Nader-Gonzalez would bring back Glass Steagall.
Nader-Gonzalez would re-instate the usury laws that cap interest rates and we would regulate Wall St. instead of bailing it out on the backs of American tax payers.
This would include forcing mortgage companies to re-negotiate the mortgages of millions of home owners who are currently faced with being thrown out onto the street as a result of foreclosure.
Instead of punishing the home owners, Nader-Gonzalez would bring justice to the predatory lenders on Wall St. who deceived them and who got us into this mess in the first place.
be hosting a press conference for Congresswoman McKinney at
7pm Saturday, August 30 at the International Institute (111
E. Kirby, Detroit). The press conference will be followed by
a rally with other GPMI Federal, state, and local candidates
at 7:30pm at the same location. The rally is open to the
public, and free.
The following evening -- Sunday, August 31 -- Congresswoman
McKinney will deliver a key policy speech on the elimination
of poverty at the National Welfare Rights Union (www.MWRO.org)
Awards Dinner. The dinner, starting at 6:30pm, will be held
at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat House, 23333 Schoolcraft,
On Monday, Labor Day, Congresswoman McKinney will be joining
thousands of union members in Detroit celebrating Labor Day by
marching down Woodward Avenue.
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