Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lady Gaga Don't Ask Don't Tell -& Obama & Corporate Financing Campaign Ads & Values Voters Summit Religious Right

Lady Gaga takes on Don't Ask Don't Tell
Gay Profiling-Unconstitutional

President Obama takes on Corporate interests who are out reduce Democratic Majority

Obama Warns of ‘Corporate Takeover’ of American Democracy by Stevebenen Political Animal Via Sept. 17, 2010

We talked earlier this week about far-right interest groups collecting millions for attack ads, all in support of Republican candidates, and financed through shadowy groups awash in undisclosed donations. The NYT raised the specter of “a relatively small cadre of deep-pocketed donors, unknown to the general public … shaping the battle for Congress.”

It’s not an issue Democrats spend a lot of time talking about — they have plenty of other items they’re trying to emphasize — which is why I was glad to see President Obama take some to talk about this at an event last night in Connecticut.

In CT, President Obama Warns of "Corporate Takeover of our Democracy"

Values Voters Summit -Religious Right Preparing To Take Power???
Frank Schaeffer Hammers The Religious Right For Their Cowardly Behaviour

Palestinian Bantustans & Israeli Apartheid

Palestinian Loss of Land

The Israeli reply is that how can the Palestinians have lost their land since they do not exist as a people.
If the Jewish people as the ancestors of the Israelites and of the Kingdom of Judea can insist their land be returned to them after 2000 Years why can't other peoples of the world do the same.
Besides did the Israelites finally pay reparations to the Cannanites & Hittitesand the Samaritans etc.
So do the people of Italy as the ancestors of the Romans have a right to take back part if not all of the Roman Empire of which they were robbed. Do the Persians or Ottomans have a right to have their lands returned.
Should the Empire of the Celts be returned to them.
Surely the indigenous peoples of Mexico have even more of a claim to have their land including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California returned to them.

As Israel Slides Toward Fascism, Citizens and Supporters Swear Their Loyalty
Swearing a loyalty oath to Israel as an ethnic state is gaining legitimacy; a video produced by the authors shows the willingness of Israeli residents to pledge allegiance. By Max Blumenthal and Joseph Dana Alternet Sept.16,2010

The Israeli Knesset is debating a bill proposed by David Rotem of the extreme right Yisrael Beiteinu party that would require all Israeli citizens to swear loyalty to Israel as a "Jewish and democratic state." This bill is targeted at increasing pressure on the 20 percent of Israelis who are Palestinian citizens, while forcing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority who reject the legitimacy of any state not based on Jewish biblical law to accept Zionism. If passed in its proposed form, citizens unwilling to take the loyalty oath would be at risk of losing citizenship.

The loyalty oath was one of the main platform issues for Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's far-right Yisrael Beitenu party when it campaigned in 2009. "No citizenship without loyalty," was among Lieberman's most effective campaign slogans. (His other slogan was "Only Lieberman speaks Arabic.") It helped guide his party to an astonishing third place, with 15 of the 120 seats in Israeli Parliament. The draft bill currently debated in the Parliament would allow the Interior Ministry to strip even native Israelis of their nationality if they refused to swear allegiance to the Jewish state and "its symbols and values," and failed to profess their willingness to perform military service. Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, has expressed support for Yisrael Beiteinu's loyalty crusade.

Digging Deeper into Wikileaks Afghan Files by Nick Turse Asia Times via Sept. 17, 2010

In July, the whistle-blower organization Wikileaks made a six-year archive of tens of thousands of classified military documents, dealing with the United States war in Afghanistan, available on the Internet.

...Much, however, remains to be learned from the first cache of files that comprise Wikileaks' "Afghan War Diary" - from the fact that Pakistani military personnel apparently were present at a forward operating base in Afghanistan during an incident of cultural insensitivity that a US officer called "regrettable", to the effects of the war on ordinary Afghans, and to the mindset of US officers leading America's troops in the war-ravaged country.

and so it goes,

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