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I’m still getting some disturbances with the site, but thanks to DJ for all the hard work, it’s definitely getting faster.

Hat Tip to Da’ Bac for this little gem !!! Thanks Buddy !!!!

Regardless, I’ll post this up as it’s a good read and I owed M a way overdue post over at Cigar Intelligence Agency:

Demonstrating classic Clintoonian politics, Hillary gets nailed twice in ONE week. First she pulls a classic Kerry Two-Step on a softball question, now she’s planting questions in the crowd and her succubi handlers aren’t above planting them with kids.

Break out the popcorn and a beverage, once the primaries are over, this campaign is gonna’ get right sporty if not outright hilarious.

Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says It Won’t Happen Again

19 Responses to “It’s Already Starting”
  1. Unregistered Pingback by Cigar Intelligence Agency » Blog Archive » It’s Already Starting

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  2. LC Gunsniper Comment by LC Gunsniper

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    I am now officially burned out on the 2008 election.

    General Petraeus in ‘08′

  3. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Disturbances? Problem disturbances or just slight annoyances that go away?

    I am now officially burned out on the 2008 election.

    I am officially burned out on politics period — especially since BOTH parties are serving their corporate masters and to hell with “We the People”

  4. Red Five Comment by Red Five

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    Me in 2012!

  5. LC MoMinuteMan Comment by LC MoMinuteMan

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    I officially gave up on ANY election coverage the instant these fuckwits started campaigning BE-FUCKING-FORE the last presidential election.

    I’m with you Deej…

    “I am officially burned out on politics period — especially since BOTH parties are serving their corporate masters and to hell with “We the People””

    Our self serving, self centered, self appointed “Ruling Class For Life” political masters have been allowed to forget who they work for, and instead believe WE exist to serve their whims.

    Either tell me the two evils I have to choose the lesser from, stop pissing my money away, and shut the fuck up, or give me the reset button to push…

  6. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    The reset is beginning to sound good, or shall I say a viable alternative? Those of us trapped between two polarized fanatical views…………the majority of us, seeing the pigs feeding at the trough. As Rome burns …..I’m damned tired of it. As time goes on I find my concerns narrowing, I always vote. Now I concentrate on Veterans issues, Second Amendment rights, the animal shelter here in town, Christmas toys for poor kids……..and when we can I like to go shoot. I view government as a parasite, at best benevolent, at worst despotic. My faith remains in people, those with the fucking guts to seek self-sufficiency, yet among the first to help the downtrodden or injured regain their footing. We do look after our own, as much as the left may not believe it. We may give a friend a fish, but we also help him rebait his hook and set his pole……….as he would do for me.

  7. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Those of us trapped between two polarized fanatical views…………the majority of us, seeing the pigs feeding at the trough.

    The bookends of the political parties are just a smoke screen — something to whip up the ‘base’ of the party with demagogy. While we are distracted by the insanity of the fringe the fat cats in the middle are giving away the store.

    This last congress was elected to DO something about the Iraq war. Shit or get off the pot. In otherwords, not necessarily “cutting and running”, but just doing something different than what was going on before. Either whip up a plan or get the fuck out of the way. The majority of people in this country don’t want a never-ending slow-bleeding conflict in the Middle East.

    But this Congress has proven it can’t do anything — which is just as well. Better NOT doing anything than doing the WRONG thing.

    There WAS a lesson to be learned in the 2006 election: incumbency is not guaranteed — even within your own party. I think that this is the year we ALL should decide that we have had ENOUGH with the status quo in Washington. Boot them ALL out. Experience is NOT a virtue if you are a sitting Congresscritter. I would rather stack both houses of Congress with people who have never held office before, and let the first order of business be doing away with corporate-funded elections. I want my elected officials to follow the will of the PEOPLE, not the demands of the corporate purse who funded their campaign.

    /rant

  8. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher

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    Dr. Moody’s Name Serves Him Well

  9. Sir Christopher Comment by Sir Christopher

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    Six cows killed by Kassam rocket

  10. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    DJ sez:

    I would rather stack both houses of Congress with people who have never held office before, and let the first order of business be doing away with corporate-funded elections. I want my elected officials to follow the will of the PEOPLE, not the demands of the corporate purse who funded their campaign.

    roger that sir……however, there is too much invested by not only corporations but media giants and interest groups and king makers like soros. I was more than a little disturbed by a “reporter interviewing a reporter” on cnn the other day. Airhead 1 asked airhead 2 “what kind of rulers would the clintons make the second time around”….I was doing some freelance work and half listening to the tv at the time, but when she inquired about their “rule” I started paying attention.

    That’s the point here, as much as both parties and the media and the special interest groups rant about our “rights being eroded”, they have a vested interest in seeing their agenda promoted. There are way too many politicians willing to accept the junkets and cars and homes and whores in payment for being the point man on those selected agendas. There is also a vassal class in this country, mostly on the democrat side. I’m referring to the welfare society that does nothing more than make those poor people beholden to the politician that protects their government handout……they get their money, and the politician gets his votes…there is no “welfare” in that system, only slavery and vassalage. It’s disgraceful

    Good work on the site DJ……ya’ don’t get paid enough dude!!

  11. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    The moment the Court ruled that corporations are “people”, we started our slide into fascism. Every day we give away more and more of our power to the mega-corporations.

    I know a lot of you out there will ridicule what I am saying here. “The eeeevil Corporations?”

    I am not talking about the small, corporations or businesses you think of on a local scale. I am talking about the giants — the ones that are making obscene amounts of money, buying up everything in their path — including those small, local corporations, and getting bigger and bigger.

    I am talking about the mega-multi-national corporations whose allegiance is NOT to a particular nation, but only to itself.

    Many of these mega-giants not only control our media, they own it outright. Control the message, and you have all the power.

    How many of you watched the Sunday shows today?

    I didn’t, but I know what some of the commercials were.

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM — “Supermarket to the World”) Why do you suppose they show commercials for ADM? Can you buy something from ADM? How about BASF? (”We don’t make the products you buy, we make the products you use better”) What is the point of running that commercial? Are you going to run out and buy something they make?

    Too bad — they don’t sell a product the average person can buy.

    How ’bout those Boeing Commercials? Were you in the market for a new 747?

    Then there is GE “We bring good things to life”. Yes, they sell light bulbs and small appliances, but that is a minor product line compared to their defense projects.

    Then there are the various pharmaceutical commercials that don’t push a particular product, they tell you what great companies they are.

    BP, Shell, Chevron — same thing. How “environmental” and “seeking new energies” messages without ever trying to sell you their product.

    What is my point?

    These commercials aren’t meant for you or me. They obviously don’t have a consumer intent at all. They are mainly to insure that the media on which they are advertising won’t talk bad about them.

    No negative stories on the news. It doesn’t mean that the stories aren’t out there — it’s just that the media can’t talk about them because they are bought off.

    We have a cancer in this country and it has nothing to do with Liberals or Conservatives. We are being taken over by the multi-national corporations and it doesn’t matter WHICH party wins — they are going to be nothing more than the puppets of the same corporate masters.

    Our very infrastructure is being privatized and bought up by multi-national corporations. I read the following story the other day and just had to wonder what the fuck people are thinking:

    Toll road contract includes reward for lowering I-35 speed limit

    SAN ANTONIO — The state’s deal with private contractors to build and operate a new toll road from Austin to Seguin would reward the state for lowering the speed limit on Interstate 35.

    The state’s privatization contract for the 40-mile stretch of Texas 130, which will run parallel of I-35 to the east, includes the option for the state to earn credit, though not payment, for pushing traffic to the tollway. That includes by lowering I-35 speed limits.

    But a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation said the agency won’t do that, even for financial gain.

    “We don’t expect to be reducing speed limits on I-35,” spokeswoman Gaby Garcia said. “They are set by traffic engineering studies and not by economic gain.”

    The state signed the Texas 130 deal in March with a consortium made up of Cintra of Spain and Zachry Construction Corp. of San Antonio.

    Under the deal, Cintra-Zachry will finance, build and operate the $1.3 billion tollway in the hope of eventually turning a profit. The company expects to start construction in the next two years and open the roadway in 2012.

    The contract includes a provision that the transportation department would pay Cintra-Zachry for lost profits if some state projects interfere with Texas 130 toll traffic over the next 50 years.

    For example, the state would be penalized for widening or building competing roads.

    Critics fear the deal will result in interference with regular traffic on I-35.

    “Our highways are being hijacked for private interests,” said Terri Hall of Texans United for Reform and Freedom. “Who’s going to rein in this agency? It just baffles me.”

    Garcia said speed limits are not are not arbitrarily set.

    The department changes speed limits after studying motorists’ driving patterns and safety conditions.

    The contract requires the department to pay Cintra-Zachry for any toll losses if the speed limit on I-35 is increased.

    Conversely, the private company would have to pay the transportation department more for higher speed limits on the toll road.

    Cintra-Zachry will pay the department $25 million upfront if the limit is set at 70 mph but will increase the offer to $92 million for 80 mph and $125 million for 85 mph, according to the contract. The department could opt instead to take a bigger portion of the profits. [Emphasis mine]

    If we don’t watch out we are eventually going to be living in Corporations instead of States.

    Dr. Lawrence Britt has examined the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia) and several Latin American regimes. Britt found 14-defining characteristics common to each:

    1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism - Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays. TOP

    2. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights - Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

    3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

    4. Supremacy of the Military - Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

    5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

    6. Controlled Mass Media - Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

    7. Obsession with National Security - Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

    8. Religion and Government are Intertwined - Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

    9. Corporate Power is Protected - The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

    10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

    11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

    12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

    13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

    14. Fraudulent Elections - Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.

    It is kind of hard to argue against what is happening — especially since it is coming from BOTH parties, not just one or the other.

    That is the problem we’ve been arguing over for a while now. Each side wants to try and blame the OTHER side for this, and the fact is it is all a diversion. We are meant to be fighting each other over this shit instead of stepping back to see that we are blaming the wrong things. We are fighting amongst ourselves while the real menace to our country is quietly taking over and clamping down. We worry ourselves to death over some tiny faction of misfits who kill themselves and a few others in the name of some imaginary being or belief, yet we don’t pay attention to the devil that slides in to “protect us”.

    All of this other crap we argue about is just that: crap. Meaningless bullshit to spend hours arguing over.

    Now that I have gotten that off my chest, I can get on to this other stuff. You might think I am “losing it” or something along those lines, but the signs are there — you just have to start paying attention to them.

  12. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    Question #1: Who the hell is Dr. Lawrence Britt? I did a search on him to find some background and all it came up with was, Dr. Lawrence Britt…a political scientist………

    Secondly: Most, if not ALL of those 14 points can be applied to venezuela, iran, saudi arabia, china, syria,….in other words ALL of the nations that have neo-socialist or theocratic governments in place. Sexism? talk to the women in ANY muslim country, disdain for intellectuals and artists? go to china or…again….any muslim country, fraudulent elections? can you say President for Life hugh chavez?, disdain for Human Rights? pointing at the muslims again……….

    Now I’m not one that is in favor of mega-corporations at all, I don’t like ‘em as I think they stifle innovation and individualism….hell try to find a Mom and Pop donut shop, you’ll die from cholesterol deprivation. But I also find it funny that a lot of liberals and anti-corporatists are also empolyees of these same mega-corporations….think Microsoft or Starbucks, they’re all too happy to pick up the paycheck from the corporate jackboots (no offense JB), all while they decry the corporatists and their oppressive ways……

  13. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    I am familiar with the fact that he is NOT a professor or recognized researcher. There have been many people who attack his premise by saying he doesn’t exist at all except to write a fictional book.

    But the funny thing is, they tend to ignore what he pointed out. Something along the lines of “he isn’t real therefore anything he says isn’t real.”

    I don’t know who Dr Lawrence Britt is or was. For all I know he is a she and working under a pseudonym. All of that doesn’t matter to me. What is important is the words he or she strung together and the concept that was created. The points appear to be right on, regardless of whether it was written by a political scientist or a Mexican gardener during a smoke break. These are the characteristics of a LOT of the despotic and dictatorial or fascist regimes presently and in the past.

    Most, if not all can also be applied right here, and THAT is the important issue right now. Who cares about Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, and all of those other countries? I am more concerned about OUR country becoming like THEIRS. It is silly of us to worry about other countries and ignore what ours is doing.

    But it is a lot like the frog in the boiling water. We don’t notice it happening because the change is ever so gradual.

    But I also find it funny that a lot of liberals and anti-corporatists are also empolyees of these same mega-corporations….think Microsoft or Starbucks, they’re all too happy to pick up the paycheck from the corporate jackboots (no offense JB), all while they decry the corporatists and their oppressive ways……

    Sometimes you have to get your paycheck from those who will pay you. Would we all be happier if we got our paychecks from the local business? Sure we would.

    Look, I am NOT against the idea of large corporations. I have no problem with the fact that they exist. MY issue is with the fact that they shouldn’t be in power, or use their money to influence our government.

    Here is an interesting read by Thom Hartmann:

    Corporations Are People, Too

    Thom lays out the history of the role of corporations, but pay close attention to the section where he talks about corporations aspiring to “Personhood” and especially about the Santa Clara County vs. The Union Pacific Railroad Supreme Court case where the “law” was the result of a clerical error by the court clerk.

  14. jaybear Comment by jaybear

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    DJ:

    Sometimes you have to get your paycheck from those who will pay you. Would we all be happier if we got our paychecks from the local business? Sure we would.

    but my argument is that if one is truly committed to their anti-corporate cause, they would find a way to not be beholden to them in any way at all. I will use as an example a woman who worked with me doing VR sims for the military. She was a militant feminist, very anti-military but she was working for one of the largest defense contractors in the world….why?…..because they paid 100% for her to go to art school that’s why…..she wasn’t above whoring herself to the very entities she hated in order to get her schooling paid for.

    I call that hypocrisy, I call that a lack of guts to do what is necessary for the very causes she espoused. A revolutionary in words only.

  15. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Considering I was using this thread to test my theme layout on, I somehow feel compelled to answer anyways…

    Sure, there is some element of hypocrisy — in everything. I am a liberal, yet I sit here for hours working on this site. What do I get out of it? Aside from the experience itself, it allows me to stretch my mind. Besides, Misha pays me so well, how could I not? :lol:

    The woman in her example had her reasons for working. Maybe it was the only way she could get what she needed, and was willing to put her personal “values” on hold while she got what she needed. Lots of people do that.

    Again, I am NOT against corporations. I am against corporations as “people”, and corporations with “power”. Read that article my friend Thom Hartmann wrote. He tends to say it a lot better than I can.

  16. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    You mae some good points, Dave….the lions fight as the jackal steals the kill……………

  17. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Exactly, Caveman. We are all having our attentions diverted with stupid shit — most of it manufactured for our “outrage”. There has ALWAYS been ‘terrorism’ in the world — and always will be. We will always have at least one nation we don’t like or agree with — but if we try we can at least coexist at arms length.

  18. Unregistered Comment by LC Peter Bland

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    DJ, i agree with you in somewhat in your assessment of the power that multinationals use, and abuse, every day. But I think your approach comes across as far too shrill to connect with the average person. Let me break it down for you.

    I do not think that a corporation having the same rights as a person is perfectly fine. Provided that it, as a purely legal fiction, is held to the same standards that any other normal person would be. Might also be a good idea if they are required to have most if not all of their assets in the US since they demand help and protection from the government whenever something goes seriously wrong. *cough* airline industry *hack*

    But the comparison between the relationship that I.G. Farber and Krupps had with the Nazi government and the one that our multinationals enjoy with both parties is a little, well, hysterical. Where is the Gestapo? In a truly nationalist state, your words would not be tolerated.

    If you read some history on the period it is clear that the Nazis and the industrial giants of Germany had a very cordial relationship before Hitler led them to war. They enjoyed making the bombs and bullets-until they realized that they were chained to a psychopath who had no regard for them or anyone else. Do you really think that these companies wanted to end the brisk business they were doing with Russia, their biggest trade partner before the invasion?

    No, I think that the biggest threat is not nationalism or ultra-nationalism but apathy. I really don’t care what people believe anymore but that they do care about something.

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    Whoa, DeeJ is right–getting the Rott site sorted out has absolutely realigned the heavens. Corps are juridical persons. That is, they exist as entities because we, natural persons, say they can and have made laws to facilitate and regulate their functioning as such. The evil part is when monied interests and unrestrained, activist or crooked courts allowed them to have rights. Juridical persons don’t have rights, only privileges. They don’t get to say anything they want under protection of the Constitution- -only The People have that right and the rest. As bad as giving rights to Corps has been the failure to demand fealty to the nation and its people from Corps who owe their “lives” to us. No automaker, electronics, software, or any other industry of any significance should be permitted to milk our markets unless they invest in and show commitment to our nation. Want to sell cars here, build ‘em here. Want to sell computers here, build ‘em here. If you don’t like it and think it costs too much, go the F away and see if you can fund your business on the minuscule market provided by the rest of the world. At the same time, when foreign governments or marauders threaten strategic interests, the gummint needs to do its job and protect the nation’s interests in the world. Who da F thought it was a good idea for major U.S. Oil Cos to be blackmailed into giving up the capital they sank into Saudi Arabia and environs? How’s that been working out for us, since? Anyone remember the late 70’s? Like watching your paycheck get hoovered right into the gas pump at every fill-up lately? Human slavery is wrong, but the only right position for corporations is as slaves to their shareholders. On that note, one closing point–buy stock. If organized and unorganized labor had been buying stock in companies instead of just demanding ever-increasing immediate gratification and protectionism, this country would be even more of a capitalist worker’s paradise than she is.