Archive for March 8th, 2010

There has sure been a lot of fear mongering, of late, by the same folks that we’re spinning the facts in the Bu$h administration. The Neo Republican minions of the corporate government still speak with one voice and the choreography is all too predictable.

KSM is on trial for his involvement in the destruction of the World Trade Center and the scene of the crime is, of course in NY City. Typically criminals are tried in the jurisdiction where the crime was committed. If anyone has any objection, they should file for a change of venue. That is how the law works, not by a bunch of extremists screaming bloody murder because they don’t get their way. How about some consideration for the folks that lost relatives, shouldn’t they be able to see justice being done?

Can it be that there is more to this than the main stream media is reporting, like maybe, that admission of evidence about other possible perpetrators of the crime cold be brought up? That looking closer at the evidence at the scene of the crime might reveal a few things that could reveal that the official government story is not feasible?

This is, after-all, the crime of the century and as such deserves a fair trial witnessed by the folks who were affected by this horrible and unbelievable, even after nine years, crime that has touched every one of us.

Senator offers Guantanamo Bay deal if 9/11 trials move to military tribunals

Washington Post Monday, March 8, 2010

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) said that if President Obama agrees to try alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four accused henchmen in military tribunals, he will press fellow Republicans to vote to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Graham, interviewed Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said reversing a plan by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to try the suspected terrorists in a civilian court in New York would be seen by the public as an act of leadership.

The White House is reviewing Holder’s plan, and no new recommendation has been presented to the president. A decision is not expected for several weeks.

Beyond Mohammed’s case, Graham also said a new legal framework is needed to deal with the most dangerous detainees at the U.S. military prison.

“We need a legal system that gives due process to the detainee but also understands they didn’t rob a liquor store,” he said.

Closing Guantanamo Bay was a key promise Obama made when he took office, but it remains unfulfilled as he battles pressure from both sides of the political aisle.

In a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times, the American Civil Liberties Union said that if Obama does not back Holder, he will be extending the policies of the George W. Bush administration. The ad shows an image of Obama on the left and in subsequent panels moving to the right, the image morphs into a portrayal of Bush, who set up Guantanamo Bay for suspected terrorists.

“As president, Barack Obama must decide whether to keep his solemn promise to restore our Constitution and due process, or ignore his vow and continue the Bush-Cheney policies,” the ad states.


Read Full Post »

Sarah Palin: God Wrote Notes On His Hand, Too

First Posted: 03- 8-10 09:27 AM   |   Updated: 03- 8-10 11:49 AM

Sarah Palin came up with a new defense for her conspicuous use of hand notes over the weekend: God did it, too.

When the media first challenged her on the need to write her core beliefs on her hand to remember them, “I didn’t really had a good answer, as so often — is me,” Palin quipped at an Ohio Right to Life fundraiser Friday. “But then somebody sent me the other day, Isaiah 49:16, and you need to go home and look it up. Before you look it up, I’ll tell you what it says though. It says, hey, if it was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it’s good enough for me, for us. He says, in that passage, ‘I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m in good company.'”

The Bible doesn’t mention permanent marker, of course; the line Palin referred to, “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands,” features “writing” that is significantly more permanent.

Before invoking God, Palin tried to explain away the hand notes by calling them “a poor man’s teleprompter.” Earlier in her speech before Ohio Right to Life, she claimed that she really got the idea from her schoolteacher father, who she said would “read the palm of his hand to see what, you know, was on tap first for the curriculum the next day.”

Palin repeated the God story in Calgary on Saturday, after Canadian Sen. Pamela Wallin joked about her hand notes during a question-and-answer session. According to the National Post, one audience member yelled out, “Atta girl!”

In the Post’s telling, Palin’s Calgary speech sounded a lot like self-parody, though she might just be taking her stand-up in a new direction:


Read Full Post »

Oscars 2010: ‘Hurt Locker’ is biggest winner

SFGate– Monday, March 8, 2010

On an evening when “The Hurt Locker” bested “Avatar” for the most Oscar glory – with six awards including best picture – the film’s director also made history. Kathryn Bigelow, a San Carlos native, became the first woman to win the best director award.

Jeff Bridges won the most enthusiastic applause when he was honored as best actor for his portrayal of a boozy country singer trying to clean up his act in “Crazy Heart.” The Oscar marks a career peak for Bridges, a beloved Hollywood veteran who had been nominated four times in the previous 38 years without winning. Meanwhile, Sandra Bullock pulled off an unlikely twofer, winning the best actress Oscar for “The Blind Side” a day after she took home the Razzie for worst actress for her work in “All About Steve.”

Emeryville’s Pixar Animation earned its third straight best animated feature Oscar, for “Up.”

Complete list of winners here.

Alec Baldwin And Steve Martin- Opening Oscars 2010

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: