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Michael Collins: The Edwards Prosecution - They have better things to do

Michael Collins

We can draw several clear conclusions from the indictment of John Edwards.

The case is a joke, quite literally. It mocks justice.

The cast of characters consists of people who should have recused themselves, rather than bringing a prosecution. This strange case has the faint odor of the nonstop assault on former Alabama governor, Don Siegelman.

Apparently the Department of Justice has a lot of time on its hands. How else could it pursue this transparent nonsense while failing to prosecute the perpetrators of the financial collapse?

Finally, the prosecution shows that those in control are not even pretending to acknowledge a rule of law.


Daily News - McClatchy Headlines for Thursday June 2, 2011

Donna Brazile before the DNC Rules Panel: "My Mama Taught Me to Play by the Rules"

Originally posted 2008-05-31 17:19:19 -0500; promoted -- GH

Crossposted from Docudharma

Perhaps the most poignant statement of today's DNC Rules Panel, was offered by Donna Brazile, Superdelegate and Panel Committee Member. Brazile's comment came as a counter to Governor Blanchard, Hillary Clinton supporter. Blanchard denies the Michigan election was a "flawed primary" as Congressman Bonior and others pointed out:

"You must NOT turn you back on our loyal state," said Blanchard. The candidates taking their names off the ballot "was a knowing, willing decision. It doesn't make the election flawed. It makes a flawed strategy."

Brazile, driving home the obvious, stated that "Changing the rules in the middle of the game is called cheating."

Donna Brazile: "My Mama Taught Me to Play by the Rules."

The DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee convened this morning, after a heated late night meeting where a resolution could not be reached.

President Jimmy Carter Tells Hillary to "Give it Up" (W/Video)

As Hillary continues to vow to stay in the race, the pressure and calls for her to withdraw increase.

President and Superdelegate Jimmy Carter, while hinting at an Obama endorsement, told Sky News that he expects the remaining super delegates to endorse right after the last primary and "at that point [June 3], it'll be time for her to give it up."

Obama Fires Back on Bush's Appeasement Accusation (W/Video)

originally posted 2008-05-16 06:21:42 -- bumped, cho

Just moments ago, Obama fired back on Bush's outrageous comparison to "Appeasement of Hitler" stating:

"I want to be perfectly clear with George Bush and John McCain, if George Bush and John MCain want to have a debate about protecting America, that is a debate I am willing to have anytime and any place, and that is a debate that I will win, because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for."

Obama Fires Back on Bush & McCain

Video-Edwards Endorses Obama: "There is One Man..."

"There is one man who knows that knows and understands that this is a time for bold leadership. There is one man that knows how to create the change, the lasting change, that you have to build from the ground up. There is one man who knows in his heart there is time to create one America, not two ... and that man is Barack Obama, " John Edwards told a fired up crowd in Michigan, as he endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Video-John Edwards on FTN: "It's Important We Get United as a Party"

Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, John Edwards stated, "It's important we get united as a party."

Edwards responded to Schieffer's question regarding Hillary's "hardworking white Americans" comments noting that likely she feels it was a poor choice of words. Edwards furthered discussed how "Hillary needs to decide as she makes her case for herself...she has to be very careful she does not damage our prospects for the fall." Edwards believes that it is not possible for Hillary to win the nomination at this point, based on the math.

Your Dream Candidates?

I don't know about others, but I am pretty tired and disgusted by the hate-group boot stomp that has become the democratic presidential primary. It's like the whole show has attracted every racist, misogynist, and nutcase on the planet.

Being a hopeful sort, I woke up this morning with a vision of my dream ticket: Al Gore and John Edwards.

Okay, okay, okay. I hear you. Two white men and from the same geographic area to boot. But there you have it. My subconcious at work.

When Art and Reality collide ...

Originally posted Sat, 02/02/2008 - 13:27 - standingup

When Art and Reality collide ...
what wreckage will be left in its wake?

Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, a World War II veteran, and recipient of the Purple Heart, penned a movie script that has yet to its full impact.

That 1976 Movie: Network

at the time, it seemed more Satire, than Truth.

Paul Krugman Analysizes How John Edwards Has Shaped the Democratic Political Agenda

One of the rituals of the Jewish Passover meal is that a place at the table is always left vacant for the prophet Elijah. During last night's Democratic Party debate John Edwards still had a seat at the table. Paul Krugman has written an op ed in today's New York Times in which he reflects upon how Edwards shaped the present Democratic debate.

Nader?!?!?; Blasphemy = Death; John Edwards dropping out

AFP: US activist Nader mulls independent White House bid
His new website launched on Wednesday urges people to "join with us to help mobilize your fellow citizens and discipline the corporate crooks and lobbyists and their corporate candidates."

Words simply cannot express how I feel about this announcement. ROFL maybe, but not words.
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BBC: Afghan MPs back blasphemy death
Pervez Kambaksh, 23, was convicted last week of downloading and distributing an article insulting Islam. He has denied the charge.

Quite naturally the American officials in-country offered a prayer to their own desert-born god for assistance.
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Nedra Pickler/AP: John Edwards to quit presidential race
The two-time White House candidate notified a close circle of senior advisers that he planned to make the announcement at a 1 p.m. EST event in New Orleans . . .

The Race for Delegates is NOT Over

Delegate rules in Super Tuesday states might not produce clear front-runners

In a two- or three-person race such as the Democrats', proportional allocation means candidates will win some delegates in virtually every state, raising the possibility of a tie, or at least an unsettled race, after Super Tuesday. If there's no final decision on Super Tuesday, operatives in both parties said, attention would turn to primaries in Texas and Ohio on March 4, in Pennsylvania on April 22 and in other states.

Edwards aims to "Reverse the War On Work"

John Edwards is still focusing on Issues that matter to Working Families!

like the Economy ... like Taxes.

All the while the GOP continues to "debate" that "only MORE Corporate Tax Cuts will create Jobs and keep the Economy strong!"

Hmmm ... Where are all those Jobs, by the way?

Billions in Tax give aways to the Rich, for the last 5+ years, only seem to have strengthen the Rich, it seems to me.

Haven't we seen this Movie before?

originally posted 2008-01-21 12:29:56 -0500

I have promoted and bumped this post because I think it is really important in light of last night's Democratic debate. For more of my thoughts see my comment below.

I feel I've seen this movie before ...

The players are different, but the set is the same.

The puppeteers and myth-makers are out in force, pulling those strings and spinning those myths.

Media Consolidation -- a Historical Perspective

Media Reform Information Center

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S.

in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market. More than 1 in 4 Internet users in the U.S. now log in with AOL Time-Warner, the world's largest media corporation.