Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Instruments of Death

Change. Merely a slogan, for a product the country bought. That product was a mascot for America. A fraud. Obama has done all he can do to reinforce the Cheney/Bush world disorder.

The Obama administration has decided to continue to imprison without trials nearly 50 detainees at the Guantánamo Bay military prison in Cuba because a high-level task force has concluded that they are too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release, an administration official said on Thursday.


MICHAEL MOORE: Oh, my god. Well, this—no, this is the National Nurses Union. This is the saddest thing that’s happened. And I would hope anybody listening to this or watching this would respond and put pressure on the Bush administration. The National Nurses Union—

AMY GOODMAN: The Obama administration?

MICHAEL MOORE: Yeah, the Obama. What did I say? The—

AMY GOODMAN: Bush administration.

MICHAEL MOORE: Yeah, yeah. We already put pressure on them. They’re no longer with us. But that wasn’t just Freudian. That’s really—that is my state of mind. That is how I’m, you know, feeling, because I won’t accept the sugarcoated difference between the Obama administration and the Bush administration. And you can say, on the surface, just how great things are in terms of compared to the last eight years, but the substance, when it comes to, you know, the rubber meeting the road, I can’t tell you how profoundly disappointed I am at this point.

And this situation with the National Nurses Union, they went out to their membership. Who would be willing to go to Haiti right now? Over 11,000, almost 12,000 nurses—12,000 nurses—around this country have signed up, who are willing to go right now to Haiti. I don’t know if I heard it on your show last week or someplace else. You know, essentially one nurse could provide help for dozens of people. So just imagine if we could get 12,000 nurses there, with the necessary supplies, how many people could have been helped. I mean, this offer was made days and days ago.


MICHAEL MOORE: To the Obama administration from the executive director of the National Nurses Union. She contacted the administration. She got put off. She had no response. Then they sent her to some low-level person that had no authority to do anything.


MICHAEL MOORE: Well, I wrote a—actually, I did—I sent a note off to the White House the night of the Massachusetts election, and I said to President Obama, “I’m sure you’re not surprised. What did you think was going to happen after a year of completely going back on everything you promised in terms of real universal healthcare, a year of you not getting us out of Afghanistan but escalating the war to a degree that is shocking? What did you expect to happen after a year of, instead of coming in to tie these banks and these institutions down and make them pay for what the damage they’ve done to the average American, instead giving them more help, more of a bailout? It’s like, what did you think was going to happen in Massachusetts, that your base was just going to wake up on Tuesday morning and go, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to go to the polls and vote for somebody to back everything that’s been going on”? I think a lot of people woke up and said, “I could care less at this point. I’m so upset. And I’m not going to—I’m not going to go vote.” Of course, the other side, you know, they’re always up. They’re up at like 5:00 in the morning trying to figure out how to screw the human race. So I’m not surprised they got to the polls.

But I think that it was a good—a good trailer, a good coming attraction for this November. And Obama, a year ago, man, he just had it right in his hands. He could have—he really could have chosen a different path. The country was demanding it. There was such excitement that we were going to turn away, radically away, from where we’d been in these last eight years and create the country that we all want it to be. Vast majority of people voted for him. And that he thought that the way to go in was to go in trying to be like the other side, this is the continual and historic failure of the Democratic Party in our lifetime, that they think the only way they’re going to survive is to be more—is to be Republican lite. And every time that happens, it goes kaboom.

AMY GOODMAN: How did sixty become the new fifty-one? I mean, when the pharmaceutical bill went through, that supposedly the Democrats were very, very against, the Republicans didn’t have sixty votes, but it passed. How is it—I mean, what’s so key about Massachusetts, of course, is that he now—it means the Democratic voting bloc doesn’t have sixty votes. But why did they need that?

MICHAEL MOORE: Well, remember, we were being led for eight years by a president who barely was a C- student. OK, so when you have stupid people in charge, sixty sounds like a majority of a hundred. “Yeah, I think that’s what we need, is sixty.” And they just—they somehow were able to convince the American people that sixty is fifty.

I think, all kidding aside, that this is another example of the Democrats are essentially a bunch of wimps. They don’t have the guts. They don’t have the courage of their own convictions. They’re disgusting. I’m embarrassed. I want really nothing to do with them. And if they don’t find their spine, well, they’re in for a huge surprise in November.

Delightful. Let's just hope Mr. Moore sticks to his guns this time, instead of getting on his knees to beg Ralph Nader not to run for president. Or spending all his time on shitheads like Kerry and Obama. How about something constructive this time? How about a Party of, and for, the People? Like, um, remember how this country started? Yeah, let's do that again.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The story for which The BRAD BLOG was awarded a 2010 Project Censored award for "Excellence in Investigative Journalism" is "censored" no more. From the February 2010 issue of Maxim hitting mag racks this week...

The February 2010 issue hits newsstands this week, and should be available on the Internet soon, featuring a detailed investigative feature on the mysterious death of Mike Connell, the George W. Bush/Karl Rove/GOP "IT Guru" described as a "'High IQ Forrest Gump" for his proclivity to be at the scene of so many Bush/Rove/GOP crimes over the years.

The 3,500-word Maxim piece was penned by British investigative journalist and author Simon Worrall after a year or so of digging, following the startling tragic death of Connell in December of 2008. The long-reliable Republican IT entrepreneur was on his way home from D.C. to his company's Christmas party near Akron, Ohio, when his single engine Piper Saratoga plunged from the sky for reasons that remain unexplained to this day.
Shedding further light on the scandal that has served as a controversy-magnet for Washington ever since its emergence in 2004, the retired US army colonel Janis Karpinski says that Israeli agents were recruited by the US military at Abu Ghraib to interrogate the prisoners suspected of attacking US forces in Iraq.


In May of last year, more pictures of such abuses leaked out and hit the media networks showing the indiscriminate sexual orientation of American soldiers and operatives, who were shown carnally violating male and female Iraqis alike and assaulting them with nightsticks, wires and phosphorescent tubes.


Israel has been widely criticized by international human rights organizations for the torture and abuse of Palestinian prisoners, including women and children, during interrogations and in prison cells.

US President Barak Obama has 'strongly' opposed the release of more photos and imagery of the Abu Ghraib abuses by American soldiers, despite promises to the contrary when he was first elected. Obama later argued that releasing the scandalous photos, labeled classified by the Bush Administration, would inflame "the theaters of war," jeopardize US forces, and make the life of troops based in Iraq and Afghanistan "more difficult."
So, it seemed that the United States government could solve its reputation problems with branding - it's just that it needed a branding campaign and product spokesperson sufficiently hip, young and exciting to compete in today's tough market. The nation found that in Obama, a man who clearly has a natural feel for branding and who has surrounded himself with a team of top-flight marketers. His social networking guru, for instance, is Chris Hughes, one of the young founders of Facebook. His social secretary is Desirée Rogers, a glamorous Harvard MBA and former marketing executive. And David Axelrod, Obama's top adviser, was formerly a partner in ASK Public Strategies, a PR firm which, according to Business Week, "has quarterbacked campaigns" for everyone from Cable­vision to AT&T. Together, the team has marshalled every tool in the modem marketing arsenal to create and sustain the Obama brand: the perfectly calibrated logo (sunrise over stars and stripes); expert viral marketing (Obama ringtones); product placement (Obama ads in sports video games); a 30-minute infomercial (which could have been cheesy but was universally heralded as "authentic"); and the choice of strategic brand alliances (Oprah for maximum reach, the Kennedy family for gravitas, and no end of hip-hop stars for street cred).

The first time I saw the "Yes We Can" video, the one produced by Black Eyed Peas front man, featuring celebrities speaking and singing over a Martin Luther Kingesque Obama speech, I thought: finally, a politician with ads as cool as Nike. The ad industry agreed. A few weeks before he won the presidential elections, Obama beat Nike, Apple, Coors and Zappos to win the Association of National Advertisers' top annual award - Marketer of the Year. It was certainly a shift. In the 1990s, brands upstaged politics completely. Now corporate brands were rushing to piggyback on Obama's caché (Pepsi's "Choose Change" campaign, Ikea's "Embrace Change '09" and Southwest Airlines' offer of "Yes You Can" tickets).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hey Assholes (American Government),

Do Haiti a favor and get the fuck out of there, you stupid greedy life fuckers.

The entire staff at The Bangor Blues

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Several supporters of Democrat Martha Coakley were injured during her rush to get to the phone as quickly as possible in order to concede the race for the U.S. Senate in MA to Scott Brown even before AP called the race in favor of the Republican.

That, while some 25% of the precincts had yet to report even how Diebold's easily-hacked, oft-failed optical-scan machines (which are in violation of federal voting system standards and programmed by a company with a disturbing and criminal background), had even reported their tabulation and, more disturbingly, while 0% of the voters' cast ballots in Massachusetts had been counted or examined by any human being on the face of the earth.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hey, member that "prison" in Cuba (the country we're still fucking in the asshole) that Obama said he was gonna close immediately, which means a year, i mean never...

The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

"Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem. It merely creates new and more complicated ones." So spoke Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.

Contrast that with President Barack Obama's speech last month in Oslo, where he received the Nobel Peace Prize. After citing the above excerpt from King’s acceptance speech, he paid King due respect: "As someone who stands here as a direct consequence of King's life's work," Obama said, "I am living testimony to the moral force of nonviolence. I know there is nothing weak, nothing passive, nothing naive in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King." But then Obama branded both men as ineffectual and naive. Nonviolence, he said, could "not have halted Hitlers armies" or convinced "al-Qaida's leaders to lay down their arms." He concluded: "Instruments of war do have a role to play in preserving the peace."

If nonviolence could not have halted Hitler's armies, then, in effect, what Obama is saying, is that any violent actions taken by al-Qaida (assuming they exist) are completely justified. According to Mr. Obama, there is no other way to stop the mass murder, torture and destruction brought upon the world by the The United States of America.
If Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today, Barack Obama would have him assassinated.

(or, more likely, the cowardly fucks he's protecting. what's the difference?)

Friday, January 15, 2010

If Sunstein “(and his allies)” gave a hoot about the truth, they’d try to test those dreaded “theories” in the most effective way–not by setting up a covert force of cyber-moles, but by joining all the rest of us in calling for a new commission to look into 9/11, airing all the evidence that’s been so long ignored and/or suppressed, and entertaining all those questions that the first commission either answered laughably or just shrugged off. That would be the democratic way to deal with it; but these final liberal minds are less concerned with practicing democracy–and thereby protecting it–than with the feathering of their own nests.

And speaking of democracy, let’s note that all the questions over 9/11 aren’t the only ones that the Establishment has placed beyond discussion, tarnishing all dissident approaches as “conspiracy theory.” We’re also not allowed to speak out honestly about the history of America’s elections since 2000, or about the true state of our voting system right this minute; and so it’s just as likely that Cass Sunstein would propose (or has by now proposed) that those of us who talk about such issues be subjected to the same obstructive “tactics,” for the sake of keeping all of us in line, and types like him in place.

oh, and FUCK OBAMA
Ray Kelley returned from Haiti three days before the recent disaster.

Also, I have been unable to find any documentation on it, but Wednesday night I saw (I think it was on CSPAN) a Pentagon official who mentioned that another Pentagon official "just happened to be" in Haiti when the disaster occurred.

FOUND IT! - Go to 4:32

"We also finally have a team that's headed in to the airport, ah, from my understanding because my deputy commander just happened to be, ah, in Haiti when this situation happened on a previously scheduled visit."


A Royal Navy flotilla that might have provided relief in the first hours after the Haitian earthquake was withdrawn weeks before the disaster because of budget constraints, the Ministry of Defence said last night.

Naval sources told The Times that the unpublicised cut marked the first time that the Royal Navy has had a significant gap in cover in the Caribbean since the 17th century.

The force, which usually includes a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel and a frigate, is deployed in Caribbean waters to provide support to British overseas territories, particularly during the May-December hurricane season, and to support Britain’s counter-narcotics role in the region.

During the summer, Prince William was deployed on board the frigate Iron Duke in the Caribbean.

However, the fleet replenishment ship Fort George was ordered back to Britain in October and the Iron Duke arrived back last month.


On Monday, Jean Demay, DISA's technical manager for the agency's Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, happened to be at the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami preparing for a test of the system in a scenario that involved providing relief to Haiti in the wake of a hurricane. After the earthquake hit on Tuesday, Demay said SOUTHCOM decided to go live with the system. On Wednesday, DISA opened up its All Partners Access Network, supported by the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, to any organization supporting Haiti relief efforts.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Once again, Obama “goes to China”
Posted by mcm
at January 11, 2010

Obama has now authorized profiling–the latest of his Nixon-goes-to-China moves.

Some of my younger readers may not get that reference: With his stellar anti-communist credentials, Nixon was free to reach out to “Red China” without anyone accusing him of being “soft on Communism” (as he’d done to so many others). That is, he had the latitude to make a “big move” that no Democrat could ever even have considered, much less tried.

Thus Bill Clinton “went to China” when he “ended welfare as we know it,” since, if a Republican had tried to do it, everybody would have jumped all over him (or her).

Clinton arguably “went to China” in a lot of other ways as well; but in his whole eight years he didn’t do it half as much–a tenth as much–as Barack Obama has already done it in his single year in office.

So let’s just note that this decision to start profiling openly is but the latest of a long, long list of rightist moves that Bush was loudly criticized for doing–or that he would have been, if he had dared attempt them. As with his official policy of indefinite detention, and his baldly pro-war speech in Oslo, so now with profiling, Obama’s “gone to China” one more time–and, once again, most liberal Democrats will probably defend him, or say nothing.


La Presse, Canada
Profiling Authorized by Obama
By Rima Elkouri
Translated By Josh Levin

Yesterday, profiling of airport travelers entering the United States became an official measure. Pat-downs and obligatory searches of carry-on bags are now in place for nationals of fourteen countries, as well as passengers who have traveled through those states.

It is ironic, to say the least, to see profiling given the rubberstamp under the Obama administration: that same Obama, black but somehow not quite black, with an Arabic middle name so suspicious to his adversaries, who dreams of a post-racial America. He is the same Obama who proclaimed loud and clear that the United States does not have to choose between security and its ideals. Now, in the name of security, those post-racial ideals are being hung out to dry.

So if you should happen to find yourself a national of one of the fourteen countries on the American blacklist (Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen), or if you have passed through one of these countries, you are officially a suspect. You will be obligatorily subjected to a pat-down and a search at the airport.

Friday, January 08, 2010

"When we thought there couldn't be anything worse than Bush," Flores noted, along came Obama "masked" as the "hero of the film" who emerged as “more of the same,” the Latin American Herald Tribune quoted her as saying on Wednesday.


But such foolish criticism was exactly the sort leveled against the Bush security protocols by candidate Obama. And so almost at the minute he assumed governance, the now President Obama discovered that his Bush the Constitution-shredder had been a clumsy caricature of Bush the sober commander-in-chief. For Obama on the stump, the choices were endless; in the Oval Office suddenly only bad and worse. So the new president, the favorite of the ACLU, is now in the ironic position of maintaining the hated Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reforms, keeping the repugnant Patriot Act, retaining “extraordinary renditions,” and continuing — task forces and promises aside — operation of the Gulag at Guantanamo.
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2010

* 1. US Congress Sells Out to Wall Street
* 2. US Schools are More Segregated Today than in the 1950s
* 3. Toxic Waste Behind Somali Pirates
* 4. Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina
* 5. Europe Blocks US Toxic Products
* 6. Lobbyists Buy Congress
* 7. Obama’s Military Appointments Have Corrupt Past
* 8. Bailed out Banks and America’s Wealthiest Cheat IRS Out of Billions
* 9. US Arms Used for War Crimes in Gaza
* 10. Ecuador Declares Foreign Debt Illegitimate
* 11. Private Corporations Profit from the Occupation of Palestine
* 12. Mysterious Death of Mike Connell—Karl Rove’s Election Thief
* 13. Katrina’s Hidden Race War
* 14. Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
* 15. World Bank’s Carbon Trade Fiasco
* 16. US Repression of Haiti Continues
* 17. The ICC Facilitates US Covert War in Sudan
* 18. Ecuador’s Constitutional Rights of Nature
* 19. Bank Bailout Recipients Spent to Defeat Labor
* 20. Secret Control of the Presidential Debates
* 21. Recession Causes States to Cut Welfare
* 22. Obama’s Trilateral Commission Team
* 23. Activists Slam World Water Forum as a Corporate-Driven Fraud
* 24. Dollar Glut Finances US Military Expansion
* 25. Fast Track Oil Exploitation in Western Amazon

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Afghan investigators today accused US-led troops of dragging ten civilians from their beds and shooting them dead during a night raid.
Officials said that eight children and teenagers were among the dead and all but one of the victims were from the same family.

So why is all the tv news about one man on an airplane (minus all the facts of course)?

I guess I have to confess. I am a terrorist, as I pay taxes to the American terrorist organization known as "The Government."

Monday, January 04, 2010

How come I've heard about some terrorist on a plane over two thousand times in just three days on television and radio, yet I haven't heard this ONCE: Peace laureate Barack Obama ordered the bombing of suspected Al Qaeda camps in Yemen, killing 49 civilians,
including 23 children.

Because mind control is an American institution.

23 children? It sounds to me like Barack is a terrorist. How many children died on that plane we hear about every minute? How many? How many? How many?