Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fox Mogul Rupert Murdoch Echoes Glenn Beck, Calls Obama a Racist

Is there any doubt whether Murdoch, and his network, have a political agenda?

in reference to:

"SKY NEWS: The Glenn Beck, who you mentioned, has called Barack Obama a racist and he helped organize a protest against him. Others on Fox have likened him to Stalin. Is that defensible? MURDOCH: No, no, no, not Stalin, I don't think. I don't know who that, not one of our people. On the racist thing, that caused a grilling. But he did make a very racist comment. Ahhh ... about, you know, blacks and whites and so on, and which he said in his campaign he would be completely above. And um, that was something which perhaps shouldn't have been said about the President, but if you actually assess what [Beck] was talking about, [Beck] was right."
- Fox Mogul Rupert Murdoch Echoes Glenn Beck, Calls Obama a Racist | Politics | AlterNet (view on Google Sidewiki)

2,266 Veterans Died In 2008 Because They Were Uninsured

Didn't Republicans care about veterans? Not when it comes to providing insurance for those who served their country fighting unnecessary wars they started.

in reference to:

"According to a study released by the Harvard Medical School, 2,266 veterans under the age of 65 died last year as a result of not having health insurance. Researchers emphasize that "that figure is more than 14 times the number of deaths (155) suffered by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2008, and more than twice as many as have died (911 as of Oct. 31) since the war began in 2001." The 1.46 million working-age veterans that did not have health insurance last year all experienced reduced access to care as a consequence, leading to "six preventable deaths a day.""
- 2,266 Veterans Died In 2008 Because They Were Uninsured (view on Google Sidewiki)

Outage leaves millions without power in Brazil

Coincidence? On Sunday we heard a 60 Minutes report on how hackers plunged Brazil into darkness. Now 2 days later it happens again. Washington better be paying attention.

in reference to:

"A major electricity outage left tens of millions of people in Brazil's two largest cities of Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro without power on Tuesday night. The national electricity grid operator said 17,000 megawatts of energy had been lost, equivalent to the entire consumption of Sao Paulo State. The electricity operator in the state of Minas Gerais said the outage was caused by a problem with the Itaipu dam which lies on the border between Brazil and Paraguay."
- Outage leaves millions without power in Brazil | Markets | Hot Stocks | Reuters (view on Google Sidewiki)

Google says Murdoch stories can be taken off

Murdoch has apparently become so big that he thinks he blackmail the news industry. We need to send him a message. This is sinister. FOXNews is already a powerful force in politics. Especially within the Republican Party. It is why the President has refused to deal with them. A foreigner like Rupert Murdoch should not have that kind of influence in the news business in America. [I am aware that Murdoch is a U.S. citizen. But this was done solely so that he could purchase FOX.

in reference to:

"Google said on Tuesday, in response to threats by Rupert Murdoch to ban the search engine from listing content from his news empire, that any company could ask to have stories taken off.In an interview in his native Australia, Murdoch accused Google of stealing stories from News Corp. newspapers for the Google News service, and said he might ban them once he introduces charges for the papers' online editions.Google said it was up to individual news organisations to decide whether they wanted their stories listed on Google News, and there were "simple technical standards" that would remove them if they wished."News organisations are in complete control over whether and how much of their content appears in search results," it said said in a statement issued in London."
- AFP: Google says Murdoch stories can be taken off (view on Google Sidewiki)

Michael Steele Hates White People

I wonder what Glenn Beck thinks of RNC Chair after hearing these remarks. Doesn't this show that Steele hates white:
"MARTIN: But your candidates got to talk to them. One of the criticisms I've always had is Republicans -- white Republicans -- have been scared of black folks.

STEELE: You're absolutely right. I mean I've been in the room and they've been scared of me."
- source: http://crooksandliars.com/john-amato/michael-steele-says-he-scares-white-rep

Transcript: ABC Interviews President Obama

Read the transcript (see video at this link as well) of ABC's interview of President Obama:

TAPPER: Here's a question a lot of Senate Democrats want to know. You said, when you gave your joint address to Congress, that under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions. This amendment passed Saturday night which not only prohibits abortion coverage in the public option, but also prohibits women who receive subsidies from taking out plans that -- that provide abortion coverage. Does that meet the promise that you set out or does it over reach, does it go too far?

OBAMA: You know, I laid out a very simple principle, which is this is a health care bill, not an abortion bill. And we're not looking to change what is the principle that has been in place for a very long time, which is federal dollars are not used to subsidize abortions.

And I want to make sure that the provision that emerges meets that test -- that we are not in some way sneaking in funding for abortions, but, on the other hand, that we're not restricting women's insurance choices, because one of the pledges I made in that same speech was to say that if you're happy and satisfied with the insurance that you have, that it's not going to change.

So, you know, this is going to be a complex set of negotiations. I'm confident that we can actually arrive at this place where neither side feels that it's being betrayed. But it's going to take some time.

TAPPER: Do you think that amendment is status quo or does it lean a little bit in one direction or the other?

OBAMA: I think that there are strong feelings on both sides. And what that tells me is that there needs to be some more work before we get to the point where we're not changing the status quo. And that's the goal. The goal here is to make sure that people who have health insurance have greater stability and security, people who don't have health insurance get the ability to buy it affordably and that we're driving down costs.

And, you know, I think everybody understands that there's going to be work to be done on the Senate side. It's not going to match up perfectly with the House side. But obviously, it was a historic night for the House. We've never been this far. And I'm very confident that my colleagues in the Senate are going to say to themselves that we've got to get this done.

Brian Ross: "The system Failed" with Hasan

ABC reporter, Brian Ross, appeared on Cspan today. He spoke on Major Hasan and how the Fort Hood killer said he put his religious above the United States. Ross detailed Hasan made contacts with a al Qaeda recruiter, who was an imam at a Virginia Mosque. The ABC reporter said there was plenty of warnings that were essentially ignored by the military.

Video: Train Comes Within Inches Of Drunk Woman

This video shows a drunk woman falling in front of a train in Boston. Another example of what happens when you drink too much.