Bush Does a 9/11 Replay in Asking for Unprecedented Powers and Unprecedented Budget



Just after the September 11th terrorist attacks occurred, George W. Bush went before the nation and made the case that he needed unprecedented authority — budgetary and military — to take on the threats poised at the well-being and safety of the country.

Jack Welch: We are in for a Brutal Time



When Bush-McCain super booster Jack Welch issues warnings six weeks before an election, we are all in real trouble — no matter who wins the election. From a Reuters/Nick Zieminski interview with Welch: Former General Electric Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack Welch said the U.S.

A Lot of Israelis and a Lot of Saudis for Barack Obama?



Senator Jeff Bingaman‘s support group in New Mexico used to be called (and may still be) “A Lot of Folks for Jeff Bingaman.” I always liked how unpretentious the name of his PAC was. Well. . .I have stumbled across “A Lot of Saudis and Israelis for Barack Obama.

On McCain’s Call to Postpone Debate, What Do You Think?



John McCain has suspended his campaign activities and is calling for Friday night’s debate to be postponed so that he and his party, and Barack and his, can work on resolving the nation’s financial crisis. He has called on Obama to do the same. I think that this move is part of McCain’s campaign.

Pinkerton: Bush Administration Not Serious Until the Right Heads Roll



Jim Pinkerton on the Bush administration’s lack of seriousness about the convulsing economic crisis: If the Bush administration really believed that the Paulson proposal was absolutely vital, it would be accompanied by: a) the President’s prime time speech to the nation; b) the resignations of top administration officials who have been overseeing the situation heretofore;…

Sarah Palin and the Witch-Fighting Pentecostalist



This is a picture of Sarah Palin being prayed over by Thomas Muthee, who according to Max Blumenthal and his sources, “gained fame within Pentecostal circles by claming that he defeated a local witch [in Kenya], Mama Jane, in a great spiritual battle, thus liberating his town from sin and opening its people to the…

STREAMING LIVE TODAY: Confronting Economic Meltdown



Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV As previously mentioned, this morning I will be helping to chair a half day conference in the US Senate (Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 124) on the current economic turmoil. We were able to arrange Live Streaming of the meeting.