McCain Convention : Political Police ??

The Terrorists at Home

Goodwin et al, who were reporting on the anti-war protests as well as the convention in general.

In what seems to be a plot ripped from the Diary of Ann Frank, the security detail of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul Minnesota decided that journalists carrying on the business of the Free Press was unlawful and  in broad day-light arrested Democracy Now Host Amy Goodman even as she pleaded with them that she was Press, her credentials visibly hanging from a lanyard around her neck.  She was arrested while questioning the unlawful arrest her two colleagues – Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.  AP Story here. That scene was also replete with cries of ‘Press’ and the conspicuous display of Press credentials, RNC correspondent credentials and in Kouddous’ case – an additional security pass that permitted him on the delegate floor.  As the Democracy Now Web Site’s article and video interview of the three explains – a plainclothes individual was permitted to steal the credentials form Kouddous without interference by the police. He has yet to be identified.

We expect to hear more on this story regarding the motivation for singling out Goodman et al, who were reporting on the anti-war protests as well as the convention in general.

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Unnecessary Political Police Force

Memories of Kent State were irrepressible, inasmuch as the police displayed complete disregard…

While the corporate media plays down this affair, the general public will have to rely on the very same ‘corporate-free-press’ to deliver details surrounding the arrest and alleged excessively rough handling of the Democracy Now journalists, including the ‘pincer movement’ used by riot gear clad St. Paul police.  Here’s what the Police Chief John Harrington had to say.

In fairness to the police – it would seem reasonable to plan accordingly since the party of the least popular President in U.S. History – might inspire some vociferous and tightly wound protests; and,  contingencies to quell violence would be expected police procedure.  However, after considerable analysis of the actual occurances in St. Paul, it appears that the strategy and tactics deployed by the police were inconsistent with the preservation of public safety and yielded the trademark disregard for the U.S. Constitution and public safety that distinguishes contemporary American enemies. Memories of Kent State were irrepressible, inasmuch as the police displayed complete disregard for the actuality of the humanity in which was entrusted to their authority.

It is hardly unreasonalbe to assume that the Police leadership was politically inspired.  The presumption is further endorsed by the President’s hurling of political epithets, breaking tradition with long standing protocol of not issuing scathing partisan commentary from the White House, in his address to the RNC Convention, of which he was manuevered away from attending by Party powers.

Obama vs. McCain, Hillary Supporters and the Right Wing Conspiracy

The Players

…his slow thinking style and weakened command of facts to the point that his own people explained that he (McCain) doesn’t speak for the campaign.

First and foremost, the presumptive Democratic nominee – Barack Obama.  Certainly, with the flourish of a well executed marketing campaign – Barack Obama came onto the National scene when he gave a very moving speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention.  He, and a few million supporters have agreed that he has what it takes to be President.  A very well run campaign, Obama presided over a national shrug as we watched the Democratic Dinosaur, Hillary Clinton, slay herself by exhibiting a profound lack of leadership skill and continually changing campaign message.

Clinton’s campaign was replete with cadre of K Street operatives and possibly the worst blend of political promoters since the “New Deal Party System” evolved into its current form.  These are the muck-rakers; the manure harvesters and throwers; the laconic liars that transformed forced a dangerous rebellion in the Democratic Party – instead of a transition that could have been a balm for their hubris and a ‘save’ for their egg covered faces.  Instead, they chose political suicide and irrelevance.

John McCain, the Senator, former POW and current presumptive Republican nominee is a myth.  A Frankenstein candidate that continues to evolve from a patch quilt ideals of the Neo-con body politique that doesn’t always operate smoothly or rationally – very much like the original Frankenstein.  The similarities are not limited to inexplicable facial expressions or terse spurts of distemper – but are highlighted further by his cavernous lack of knowledge and most obvious struggle discerning fact from fiction. His slow speaking style most clearly reveals his slow thinking style and weakened command of facts to the point that his own people explained that he (McCain) doesn’t speak for the campaign.

-We’ll wait while you finish shaking your head and re-reading the last sentence –

The Plot

Rumors of a Hillary coup at the convention have been widely circulated by Right Wing talk radio and has been all the buzz among a growing group of people that often speak from little boxes on television screens but are otherwise, unemployable.

Barack Obama is challenged to unite the country, or at least an operating majority in such a way that a synergistic team develops around the nation.  This team will investigate, debate and legislate in a manner to repair severe damage the United States has endured under the current coup figurehead, George Bush.  The task is daunting, since the Bush Administration placed operatives throughout the bowels of government; many who will likely be facing legal challenge as to the propriety of their engagement.  Other’s who will, no doubt, be facing legal challenge directly relating to the constitutionality of their deeds, although the current US Attorney General and Neo-con political operative, Mukasey, has thus far refused to act according to his oath by blocking Justice Department action against his ideological brethren.

McCain is challenged with the Molotov plan of political arson in order to hopefully seize power.  His objective, as evidenced by his tender yet obscure campaign dialogs with Sen Hillary Clinton’s campaign, is to continually criticize Barack Obama and the Obama campaign – even – when that criticism is in direct conflict with the truth.  Even – when the criticism is in conflict with common sense. Even – when the criticism is in direct conflict with Senator McCain’s own previous statements.  The underlying rationale is that McCain generally doesn’t make sense, and since he is continually in edification mode – the electorate should hardly notice.  Apparently he has made it difficult for the corporate media to keep straight faces when reporting on McCain events.  However, business units at most major networks have made very clear that it is very important for the news machinery to portray McCain as a viable candidate in order meet projected sales of ad time right up until election day. It seems sometimes that McCain is barely cooperating.  His competence is questionable and his grasp of gravity is unclear – so we’ll just call him Curly because of his penchant for being in pickles.

Meanwhile, Sen Clinton’s Campaign is doing the Bunny Hop from NYC to Denver in the gleeful March-for-a-Miracle.  While Senator Clinton has apparently distanced herself from previous comments that she would not place her name in nomination – the Obama campaign has agreed to the traditional practice – and Clinton now wishes to be recognized on the convention ballot in order to lose – officially, thereby indelibly placing her loss in the annuls of the Democratic Party and delivering her a plot in the graveyard of history.  Rumors of a Hillary coup at the convention have been widely circulated by Right Wing talk radio and has been all the buzz among a growing group of people that often speak from little boxes on television screens but are otherwise, unemployable.  Naturally, confusion and disclarity are the fundamental trademarks of our last character, and that’s why Hillary is our Larry.

The Sequel ??

A Spine - Rarely used by Congressional Democrats since 2006.

A Spine - Rarely used by Congressional Democrats since 2006.

Perhaps pretending there is Unity in order to get through the election process successfully, isn’t such a bad idea while working for a broader consensus of Americans.

As most Americans probably know, despite the fact that McCain campaign insinuated that Hawaii is un-American, Barack Obama will be returning soon from America’s 50th state after visiting family and friends and enjoying some time with family, close allies and 5,000 people from the press corps spying from perches in dunes and beach grass subsisting on plate lunches while they stalk the Senator … more debates will be in order.  Not the McCain kind whereby stupid people ask questions – but rather, the more traditional kind where one person asks stupid questions.

Meanwhile, on the periphery of sanity, groups such as Puma Pac and other Hillary Clinton for President groups persist – even though it is reported that they do not have the endorsement of Clinton.  They have also purportedly, misrepresented their funds raised by stating 6 million in support vs. the 50K they actually raised.  There are many, including me, that believe that while these are actually Democrats, this organization and others like it, designed to support Hillary Clinton, even though she has not acknowledged them, were in actuality created by Karl Rove operatives in fulfillment of a task to breed acrimony among Democrats and create controversy to distract voters.  This is further evidenced by vociferous leaders of groups stating withouth blinking that they will vote for John McCain if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

Considering the likelihood of a Democratic victory in November, it is Democrats currently in office that should expect a more demanding constituency in the coming election cycle.  While holding steady in order to deliver a Democratic victory, many constituents are dangerously unhappy with many sitting Democratic leaders and many are hopeful that by ending the neo-con coup of American National Government, the next target will be ending the dinosaur patronage coup of the Democratic Party.  Perhaps pretending there is Unity in order to get through the election process successfully, isn’t such a bad idea while working for a broader consensus of Americans.

John McCain : Maverick or Desperado ??

What a pain in the ASCII

Wait Mom!!  I'm reading The Almost Daily Binx !!

Wait Mom!! I'm reading The Almost Daily Binx !!

he hasn’t taken a 20 minute break in the last 10 years to understand the exponential reach of an Internet browser

While we take a few moments (very few indeed) to ponder the question of which cowboy nick-name is more suitable for Sen. John “Loop-hole” McCain, let’s also consider that in the year 2008, the Senator confesses that he actually does not have much experience in functioning on the Internet.  This, singularly, is one of the most astounding admissions conceivable.  It is the equivalent of a public official in the 1940’s not being familiar with ‘how to use a telephone.’

Interestingly enough, John McCain could really use the Internet, if nothing else, to put at his fingertips, information that has seemed to escape his reach.  Even if just used as a safe-guard against a bad memory or keeping up with current events, the tools available would likely prevent pandering gaffes such as when the

If I go out there they are going to ask me more questions.  Can't we go for ice cream?

If I go out there they are going to ask me more questions. Can't we go for ice cream?

confused Senator told a Pittsburgh CBS News Affiliate reporter that he told his North Vietnamese captors the names of the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, when interrogated about the names of those in his unit. Of course, the surroundings may have been responsible for McCain’s error, or perhaps some confusion over Pittsburgh and Green Bay, Wisconsin, or perhaps John McCain’s desperation.  Nonetheless, there is ample evidence that McCain had, until that day in Pittsburgh, told the story differently – in fact – the offensive line of Green Bay. We’re not suggesting that Senator McCain is a liar, after all, his POW status alone apparently permits him to manipulate the truth, by-pass press scrutiny and claim super-veteran status over we mere veterans – but we are suggesting that he’s often … confused.

While the corporate media lines their articles and commentary with pillows for the elderly Senator – there is still no evidence forthcoming that John McCain has experience in team-building or capacity for leadership in any manner.  Simply stated, to the extent that he hasn’t taken a 20 minute break in the last 10 years to understand the exponential reach of an Internet browser, is mind-boggling.

Straight-talk ?

Binx101 ??  I hate him ... hate him !  Hrrrrrmph !   Ah !

Binx101 ?? I hate him ... hate him ! Hrrrrrmph ! Ah !

we plead for pedestrians to consider the McCain ‘ride’ the “Straight-Jacket Express.”

To quote ourselves, John McCain has more about faces than a Naval Drill Team.  His campaign ship-of-state is apparently structured in the same manner as a Jenga game and is routinely lying in ruins, though quickly reassembled to catch the breezes from the next news cycle. Sending out his aggressive surrogates to criticize Obama at all costs and to explain why Obama is wrong.  This practice has back-fired a number of times, but nonetheless, Team McCain’s commitment to developing the most despicable and shameful Presidential campaign in the history of the United States is apparently a goal they may have in the bag.

The only time that he seems somewhat competent is when he is mouthing the central points of scripts

The 2009 Straight Talk Express

The 2009 Straight Talk Express

provided by his handlers and confidants.  However, he appears to be most confident when he occasionally goes renegade and terrorizes the public with his alleged keen vision and commentary. Apparently his admirers appear to become nervous these days, as he flashes, what can only be described as a ‘creepy smile’ while he displays the same lack of statesmanship as his chief supporter, George W. Bush.

Senator McCain has now turned the political campaign gaffe into an art-form, considering that he has made them almost daily for the last 2 months.  While the corporate media is either ignoring, downplaying or in the case of CBS news interview with Katie Couric simply editing them out of the story – true excitement seems to fill the air when the sometimes feeble Senator gets things right.  This in itself may be a part of the GOP strategy of sensory overload.  But nothing is more thrilling, as an observer of human behavior, to experience John McCain master the George Bush technique of answering a different question than what was asked, be completely wrong in his assessment, or punctuate his answers with strange facial expressions or ill-timed creepy smiles.

We can only consider his departures from already hackneyed and uninspiring platitudes quite thrilling – in a morbidly curious sort of way – and we plead for beleaguered pedestrians to consider the McCain ‘ride’ the “Straight-Jacket Express” and a very dangerous option.  Dangerous in the sense that John McCain is desperate – his campaign is depserate – and – his party is desperate.  He is truly … a Desperado.

Obama / McCain : ‘Survivor – D.C.’

Challenge One:  The American Polls

"I like to do this with my thumbs"

"I like to do this with my thumbs"

the ‘Top-Gun’ accolade, Maverick, has many people believing that John McCain is actually Tom Cruise, and they don’t realize that he’s really the old guy on the TV News

Generally, polls across the country reveal Senator Barack Obama trending ahead of John McCain, despite some of the peculiar polling techniques.  By peculiar, we mean those polls that are designed to influence the outcome by employing the Socratic method of deduction.  Remember, telephone polling has the additional advantage of directing ones answer by the vocal inflection of the questioner.  Think we’re fooling? – take a few of those polls the next time you find yourself dodging your caller-ID as though you were dashing through the defense on the way to goal line.  Sooner than later you’ll get a list of questions that appears to have the answers built-in.

Even in the face of some less than truthful pollsters – Obama’s surge (pardon the expression) is evident and has the long-toothed McCain elders in a huddle in order to throw as much cold water on Obama-mania as they can.  The plans, as we have observed, include heavily quoting the Republican demographic that is largely influenced by political street-money, that is to say, those that vote in order to receive the pancake breakfast, bus ride and the day-trip to the Casino, including buffet vouchers.  Traditionally this is the voting demographic that has put McCain ahead of Obama polls querying military leadership and terrorism management.

Of course, the McCain fictional depictions, while not exhibiting the chutzpah of the current Commander-

"Call me Mav"

"Call me Mav"

in-Chief’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ aircraft carrier one act stage play, are still propaganda of the highest order.  While retired General Wes Clark got hammered for explaining that John McCain has no bonafides when it comes to military knowledge or experience, we’re still forced to ask the questions:

Wouldn’t a pilot that wasn’t shot down be a more likely celebrated authority?

Why does being a prisoner of war, as horrifying and breath-taking a sacrifice as that may be, denote military knowledge or diplomatic skill??

We’re still convinced that the lifting of the ‘Top-Gun’ accolade ‘Maverick has many low-information individuals confusing John McCain with Tom Cruise, and they don’t realize that he’s really the old guy on the TV News that appears to be a little dazed when asked questions at news conferences.

Challenge Two: Keeping McCain Looking Viable to Meet Ad Sales Projections

the case of John McCain, it’s more like ‘Week-end at Bernies’ since eventually, McCain will never stand up on his own.

This is not as complicated as it may appear.  Briefly speaking, the corporate media machine is hungry for their share of the political booty.  Even if there has already been a trend to permit anti-trust activities and a monopolistic seizure of our national news trust, despite the actual mission of the FCC – the corporate media machine has a voracious appetite and aggressive accountants.  They’ve planned on a field day for Ad sales and profits, so don’t get so baffled when you don’t understand why the corporate media doesn’t squish McCain with a hammer of his own arrogance.

Consider this – a  trendy restaurant is located in the middle of a block in an industrial neighborhood in Any City, USA.  Right next door is a commercial  parking lot, privately owned.  Since most of the area is devoted to small factories, the occupants generally travel by public transportation.  Half of the parking lot revenue is now from the restaurant.  The owner of the parking lot knows that the owner of the restaurant is a creep.  He lies.  He serves substandard food and has paid-off all the health department officials.  Would it be in the parking lot owner’s best interest to publicly demonstrate against the restaurant??  Is it likely he would put signs on the entrance to his parking lot encouraging business to go elsewhere?  Is it likely that he would voluntarily give up 50% of his business?  Just set it on fire ??

Of course not.  Now you know why the media doesn’t challenge John McCain.  Even if it were Mike Huckabee or Andy Dick in the other slot, we’re perfectly confident that the corporate media would create an oxygen rich environment and a series of ‘good-days’ creating an illusion of collusion. Although in the case of John McCain, it’s more like ‘Week-end at Bernies’ since eventually, McCain will never stand up on his own.

Challenge Three:  Spinning Without Getting Dizzy

"Who's the Maverick - You're the Maverick ! ... You're the Maverick !"

"Who's the Maverick - You're the Maverick ! ... You're the Maverick !"

the corporate media newsters are feasting like hummingbirds in a nectar rich garden; or, a food fight at the local reformatory, depending upon one’s broadcast preferences.

Many have heard the sonic boom of talking point volleys, mostly promoted by the corporate media machine, in which opposing political analysts engage in fictional arguments by decrying official knowledge of their candidates’ inner-most thoughts and reasoning.  The campaign of John McCain, not unlike the President’s staff, is characterized by its spring-loaded snarking arrogance, while the Obama team is generally characterized by shrugged shoulders and ever-so-slight grimaces as they painfully endure re-purposed platitudes that require a Sherpa in order to find an relevant talking point.

In the past few weeks McCain challenged Obama to visit Iraq, Obama plans trip, McCain camp accuses Obama of grandstanding, McCain criticizes Obama, then criticizes his own people then criticizes Obama … then adopts Obama’s Iraq strategy and claims original title to it, without breaking stride or changing the dyspeptic look on the collective McCain mask.

Confidantes have revealed that the McCain collective had to throw together some ill-fitting talking points when Obama derailed their war plan by re-assessing his stance on the FISA bill and then opted to take heat from his own side of the aisle rather than to permit John McCain to paint his opposition with a broad brush that was sure to include quotes from Stalin and Hugo Chavez as part of a smear campaign.  In fact, just recently, trying out new lines … McCain implied that Obama was a Socialist by inference, and then when asked directly about it, responded “I don’t know.”  So deep in the bowels of the McCain brain-trust, the mill wheels are turning, refining the wholesome flour in order to bake cakes from the Cindy McCain recipe collection – in the shape of monkey wrenches to hurl at Obama at periodic intervals.  While it’s not the Food Network – the corporate media newsters are feasting like hummingbirds in a nectar rich garden; or, a food fight at the local reformatory, depending upon one’s broadcast preferences.

Challenge Four: Dinosaur vs. Elders

"Light me dude ?"

"Light me dude ?"

They have no ideological differences, although they are very playful in front of reporters and often taunt each other with a wink and a nod.

The Democratic symbol may as well have been the dinosaur since the Clinton administration held the door open while Republican’s cleaned House and grappled a majority in Congress.  Very adept business professionals of the Democratic persuasion figured how they could co-exist, not unlike the manner in which the Vichy co-existed with the Nazis.  Sorry it isn’t pretty but its true.  We refer to these Vichy-crats as dinosaurs, because they are lumbering, nearly extinct and serve no purpose other than to impose themselves and threaten with their largesse.   This is the nearly extinct and panicked wing of the Democratic party that has threatened Obama.  They have done so because they stand a better chance of group success if the Democratic Party remains the way it is – as opposed to being infused with youth, couth and truth.  They share a common DNA thread with their collaborative counterparts of the Republican persuasion – political patronage. Obama is not beholden to them, and as such, poses an ideological / fiscal impasse of life-threatening proportions.  There is a substantial amount of expended ‘Quid’ that will likely not receive its promised ‘Quo’ and the Dinosaurs would sooner collude with the Grand Ole’ Pachyderms than miss on cashing in at all.  The problem is, they ate all their cover so they likely may be taking their lumps or lose

Richard Perle, architect of Iraq invasion and neocon chieftan

Richard Perle, architect of Iraq invasion and neocon chieftan

even more.  These are the people that quietly made millions on welfare spending.

Of course, their counterparts, a group of neoconservative cowardly oligarchs that have as much to do with freedom as the first slave traders that ever set up shop on shores of Ivory Coast.  This group of miscreants developed liver spots on their pasty skin when they were in grammar school as their own physiology was repulsed by the damage they could cause humanity.  This is the group of Americans that refer to their employees as their people – not because its trendy – but because they own them, or at least believe they do.  The play very well with the Dinosaurs because they  consider themselves ‘special needs’ of a pedigree, even if it is not the same pedigree.   They have no ideological differences, although they are very playful in front of reporters and often taunt each other with a wink and a nod.  These are the people that vociferously protest the departure of American forces from Iraq, because of the billions of dollars at risk if they aren’t able to secure their portion of the oil booty – and – how complicated it all becomes if the American taxpayer won’t provide 100 years of security forces in order to protect their (the oligarchs) wealth in the region.

UPDATE:

Challenge Five: Making Confidential Plans for State Visits to Foreign Lands Without John McCain Leaking Them

McCain may have subconciously been trying to go for a more complete cancellation

As though ripped from an old Twilight Zone episode – earlier today – it was reported that John McCain was publicly discussing the confidential plans of Obama and other members of the US Senate and their expected visit to Iraq.  Obviously, not eager to have Obama receive the lion’s share of the press while making an historic visit to the region that American lives are threatened daily, and the region of a conflict central to his campaign for President, John McCain had a senior moment and revealed details of the trip publicly in a most sophomoric display featuring his trademark poor judgment and loquaciousness.

Apparently, panic has consumed the McCain campaign as they scurry to divert attention from the national press and corporate media in covering the European and Iraq visits by Obama.  While the White House was unsuccessful in getting Obama’s Brandenburg Gate gig cancelled – McCain may have subconciously been trying to go for a more complete cancellation by revealing facts that had not been shared publicly about the timing of the Obama contingent’s itinerary.  There was no response avialble from the Obama camp at the time of this article.

President Bush : How Do You Think That Went ?

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt -

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt -

Mr. Bush narrated to the American public,  a tale that the most daring science-fiction writer would not have attempted

Today, President George Bush presided over one of the most peculiar press conferences in modern history.  It was a queer presser under any circumstances, yet it appears the President was not performing under duress, even as he struggled with simple sentences and fundamental concepts, but rather was enthusiastic about speaking very publicly about subjects he has little understanding.  It required nerves of steel and passive restraints to not fly out of one’s chair as the President struggled to explain to the American public about the psychology of world diplomacy and currency valuation of petro-dollars.

In what seemed like hours, George Bush, unwittingly, made the case for stem cell research and elder care as he stumbled through answers to reporters questions.  In his widely imitable style, he punctuated sentences with his trademarked smirk and head bobbing, lending a tropical-punk-avian air to the televised mass sedative.  On our quiet residential street in the City of San Jose, windows ajar as the cool morning fog was lifting from Silicon Valley; one could actually hear yelps and stifled screams of citizens in their homes with the frequency and ferocity of a battery of waves against nearby Pacific coastline.

Highlights included his mis-understanding and voo-doo description of the psychological impact of domestic

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt

Original Artwork Courtesy of Stephen Pitt

oil drilling.  Despite the natural and logical anticipated market response, that is to say that oil prices would likely double from here, Mr. Bush narrated to the American public,  a tale that the most daring science-fiction writer would not have attempted, removing all the circumstantial concern and redefining the implied threat to the supply.  In other words, how does one get from here to there (approximately 18 years) without getting exponentially hammered by the purveyors of the existing ready oil supply?

Then he responded to questions regarding the FDIC seizure of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the privately held Indy Mac banks.  In an otherwise alarming series of facial expressions and shoulder ticks, President Bush stumbled through an explanation of the FDIC coverage, which was not quite accurate, while dodging a question about socializing losses to taxpayers.  Then he repeated the answer three times as though it were part of the same explanation and new information was included each time he repeated himself.  It did not require careful observation to realize the President was simply repeating almost verbatim, the same words three times.  Had there been no audio on the television, it would have appeared there was considerable detail in his answer.  Sadly, the sound was working perfectly as Mr. Bush very poorly explained FDIC’s role in insuring deposits up to $100K, while he managed to insult most sentient life with his assault on the English language.

As though the President had been making an appeal to Bush impersonators around the world,  George Bush reprieved some of his famous gaffes that sent one imagining themselves listening to a CD infomercial with a running scroll of the artists most memorable numbers:

  1. Magic Wand (Don’t Have One or I’d Wave It)
  2. Oil Reshjerves
  3. Let Me Exshplain It to the Amercanjs Who Don’t Undershtand
  4. Heh-heh
  5. Heh-heh-heh
  6. The Democrats Aren’t Responsible
  7. The Democrats Aren’t Doin’ Their Job
  8. The Conomy is Stronger Than You Think
  9. We’re Exshporting More Goods (Don’t Ashk Me More Than What)
  10. I Exshpected the Bill on My Desk (Now They’ll Get Detention)
  11. Heh-heh-heh-heh (Phhhmmp Phhmmp)


The only good news after today’s press conference was the confirmation that the collective American spirit is resillient and in tact – even after the abuses of our cerebrically diminutive leader.  The simple fact that millions of Americans will be heading to voting booths, a few short months away has apparently quelled the more visceral response of running on the White House in the same manner in which many ran on Indy Mac.  Most incredibly, the scene was devoid of ambulances or white coated attendants at the close of the press conference and reporters appeared to be a large gathering posing for a portrait, if not for the slow, sullen and side-ways head shaking that could be noticed upon closer examination.

Barack vs. the Volcano

– The Almost Daily Binx, San Jose CA, by Binx101
Don’t forget to check out Barack vs. The Volcano (Redux)

Mount Confuse-us

by doing so have avoided being obscured by the McCain volcano clouds of distorted facts

Not unlike a volcano, the McCain campaign is huffing and puffing and spewing noxious gases, quite often looking like billowy rain clouds. But make no mistake, this is acid and ash.  The warmth you experience is deadly to the middle class of America and smoke screens obscuring the newest version of a neo-con puppet desperate to hatch a single cogent remnant of straight-talk are deadly to everyone but a few oligarchs that flourish in the dark and confusion of acrimonious political theater.  Senator John McCain is the current poster-boy of the neo-con campaign of last resorts because he is comfortable as a long shot, has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.  Not unlike the current U.S. President, his history of public service in government is replete with hidden documents, a controversial past and a money trail of lobbyists and supporters that generate endless contradictions

Campaign finance reform is one of the topics of continuous misinformation that seems to confound much of the press.  A press that completely misses to report the time-line and context of the current public financing argument and is generally devoid of troublesome facts.  Facts that would lead any modestly capable citizen to comprehend that the currently gamed system would help only McCain and be suicide for the Obama campaign.  Since the campaign strategy is not a matter of governance, but a matter of exacting a system of winning tactics, we acknowledge that the Obama leadership has repeatedly forced the game on their own terms and by doing so have avoided being obscured by the McCain volcano clouds of distorted facts and disjointed reasoning.

The Leaning Power of FISA

but will he support criminal prosecution against members of the Bush Administration and Congress for knowingly subverting the US Constitution?

Telecom immunity privileges notwithstanding, the upcoming Senate vote on the FISA bill will clearly complicate the message of change.  In certain respect, the Congress was duped by the Bush Administration into becoming willing co-conspirators, they may need immunity as much as the telecoms and the Bush Administration.  The undeniable lure of accountability may have to be waylaid to avoid a mass hari-kiri among a large bi-partisan contingent of U.S. public officials.  The central argument being that there was wholesale displacement of human rights and someone should be accountable.  It seems that most US citizens would be pleased if the subversion were exposed, revealed clearly and corrected.  On the other hand, we are a litigious lot and whether or not the President promised the telecoms immunity because they were doing the people’s work – the act of making the promise and compromising the privacy of Americans seems much more important than setting the stage for corporate bloodshed.

On the other hand, if our Congress were actually interested in our Democratic Republic, they would make transparent what occurred, provide immunity to corporations that were pushed into service and force government officials that provided the smoke screen (possibly for personal gain) into the open and subject to the wrath of the American public.  Once again, the American public would also be able to exercise an appropriate use of commercial discretion and decide whether or not they were going to continue to do business with their carriers based on their own judgement.  Accountability should begin with the Bush Administration, not the telecommunications companies that have already been pressed into service by collecting revenue for the Federal government in the forms of line item charges that most Americans don’t even understand on their telephone and other communications provider’s bills.

The argument, however, was communicated to the American public through a timid and often incompetent and unwilling press as the American People v. Telecoms.  This isn’t the case.  It is the American People v. The Bush Administration and if Congress were interested in actually doing the right thing – they would encourage the telecommunications industry to provide evidence as to how the Bush Administration, principle supporters of John McCain, subverted the US Constitution in the practices they requested and guaranteed immunity.  McCain supports the immunity, but will he support criminal prosecution against members of the Bush Administration and Congress for knowingly subverting the US Constitution?

Facing Facts

and stand a considerably more naked battle in the commercial court of public opinion, once Americans learn – what-is-what.

It seems to us, that Barack Obama’s comments expressing his intended approval of the current FISA legislation, including the telecom immunity, will include provisions as we outlined above.  There appears to be a number of potential solutions that may not provide the public flogging of the telecoms, but rather directly address those in responsible positions in Government from encouraging the abrogation of rights, the abuse of office and other very high crimes, knowingly deflecting the US Constitution for political control and personal gain.

This approach though, will require a very mature electorate, forced to practice a balance of emotion and reason far beyond that with which the corporate media has been comfortable or finds profitable.  It will require, US Citizens to abandon sound bites for sound reason.  It will require our Constitutional guardians to quell their whetted appetites for court directed damages and accept rewards that may not include monetary gain for class action lawsuits and the associated commission, but rather a restoration of principle and propriety to the lawfulness of American practices at home and abroad.  It will also force the telecommunications companies to make amends to the very people they assisted in abusing, and stand a considerably more naked battle in the commercial court of public opinion, once Americans learn – what-is-what.

Clinton Camp Talking with Hostage Negotiators

Delegates, We Don’t Need No Stink’n Delegates

Hillary lawyering machine … pariah status exceeding the radioactive half-life of plutonium.

The interesting thing about being drunk, whether it’s from alcohol or power, it is always trademarked with glimpses of ones true personality.  At least, that’s been my observation.  It is our opinion, the Clinton leadership is now holding the process hostage in a most predictable manner.  in doing so, they are trying to create one last distraction in which to threaten harm to Obama’s presumed victory, the single most effective tool of the Clinton campaign, which has further distinguished themselves with their penchant for negativity.

We offer that while this article is being written, the Hillary camp is threatening continuing all the way to the convention, hammering Obama, unless she’s offered the VP slot and right quick, in a deal that would further call into question the propriety of the Democratic Party.  We further contend that the Hillary lawyering machine is passing enough threats to almost guarantee pariah status exceeding the radioactive half-life of plutonium.

Reality Check – Prediction

… should he be caught on tape robbing a convenience store later this summer.

The screaming woman at the DNC Rules Committee Hearing, notwithstanding, there is a growing Democratic constituency that is beginning to embrace a Democratic future that is Clinton free.  For many it is an unprecedented change of heart, however the candidate is going to take the heat for the Ickes, McAuliffe’s, Wolfson’s and Penn’s, very ‘Bush White House’ inspired antics.  Even her most ardent supporters have confided in us that they are beginning to feel a bit abused.  While no one wants to see their hard earned campaign contributions go up in smoke, the Legacy of the Clinton campaign is less about inspiration and more about fiction.

After a day of teasing the public in a last ditch attempt to shake the trees and see if there is more support for her … the Clinton campaign will release the hostages and using language that will further be distinguished by its dis-clarity – put the Clinton campaign in neutral and set the parking brake.  This will include offering conciliatory but not irreversible endorsement of Obama, should he be caught on tape robbing a convenience store later this summer.