News from the Alternate Universe

Because we just don't get enough news from the escapees from reality and their alternate universe I give you this:

American Grand Jury


for immediate release:

(United States of America) - April 29th 2009 - At 8 P.M, ET American Grand Jury convened and conducted a hearing with regard to CRIMINAL activity, complaints and allegations presented before said Jury.

After reviewing the evidence and voting, the 32 member American Grand Jury handed down the presentment(s) recommending that person(s) known as Barack Obama, aka: Barack Obama, Jr., aka: Barack Hussein Obama, aka: Barry Soetoro; aka: Barry Obama; aka: Barack H. Obama, aka: Barack Obama II, presumed President of the United States, be tried in Criminal Court for charges of fraud (eligibility) and treason.

Said Grand Jury was convened under the power and authority vested with the people as guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States of America, Amendent 5 of the Bill of Rights.

The American Grand Jury was served by people from different States within the Union, said people being citizens as were sworn under Oath as to Eligibility for and Service in behalf of the Grand Jury:

The American Grand Jury used established public evidence and testimony recognized by expert witnesses with a long professional history of forensic experience in handing down the presentment(s).

Caveat: Grand Jury hearings are secret and all proceedings will remain confidential until released by the courts.

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Not Turning a Blind Eye

I post this not to so much educate those of us who already know torture doesn't work, is morally wrong and there never will be an excuse to practice it. I post in the hope of changing the minds of those few who read DKos and wander back to their right wing safe heavens and post "24" plot lines to justify it. I post for those who still believe we must in order to keep us "safe."

On that note let me take you back to WW II Britain.  A small isle that didn't imagine they might be attacked again and again they were being attacked by all manner of frightening messengers from the sky. London was being reduced to rubble, children were evacuated into the country side for fear the next generation would be lost to the bombs and rockets.

With this scenario going on and the fear of imminent invasion from across The Channel, one might think a blind eye would be turned in order to get any all information needed from captured spies to keep the British people safe.

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From The Land of Unintended Consequences

Well it seems that B of A and Goldman don't like Obama meddling in what they pay their senior execs. Or the government getting involved in how they run their businesses.

From Goldman's Chief Financial Officer David Viniar: via Bloomberg

"Operating our business without the government capital would be an easier thing to do," Viniar said today at a conference hosted by Credit Suisse Group AG in Naples, Florida. "We'd be under less scrutiny and under less pressure." He added, "It would send a very good signal" if the firm could repay the money.[snip]

"It's not really restricting the way we do business but it was not meant to be permanent capital," Viniar said. "There are pretty minor, at this point, executive compensation restrictions and we'd like to get out from under those," he said.

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Breaking: Hamas Accepts Cease fire

In what we all hope is a good sign it is being reported over at Haaretz that Hamas has accepted a ceasefire agreement.

The conditions are a bit sketchy, but appears that  it will use a 2005 based agreement as the staring point. An agreement where lets the Palestinian Authority man Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt under the supervision of European observers.

For the full story go here:

Let us all hope this the beginning of the end of this most recent conflict.

Apologies for the short diary.

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Where Only The Very Few Speak

Alegre, I've been over to your place looking in the windows. I see there is some trouble there, and it makes me feel bad.  You were never good enough to open up your blog for a broad discussion of politics during the primaries or the general or now, and only allowed for the anti-Obama voices to be heard.  Just so you don't think I'm making this stuff up I draw your attention to this comment from tonight:

oh, great. (4.00 / 4)
i guess i'm on ban-the-obamazoid duty tonight, eh? lemme go check the new registrations ;-)

Barack Obama's election proves that any male can grow up to be president, provided he's willing to use misogyny as a campaign strategy.
by: campskunk @ Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 21:48:45 PM CST

Why do did you do that?  There are a bunch of bitter whiners inhabiting your home.  Obama supporter wouldn't have ruined your blog. Maybe just maybe we would all be getting along a lot better now if you realized everybody had a choice and just because it wasn't your choice didn't make them wrong any more than your choice made you wrong.


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I Don't Have To Vote . . .

Nate Silver, Andrew Gelman and Aaron Edlin Have written an article about  the probability of your vote making a difference in the electoral outcome based on the state in which you cast your ballot.

One of the motivations for voting is that one vote can make a difference. In a presidential election, the probability that your vote is decisive is equal to the probability that your state is necessary for an electoral college win, times the probability the vote in your state is tied in that event. We compute these probabilities for each state in the 2008 presidential election, using state-by-state election forecasts based on the latest polls. The states where a single vote is most likely to matter are New Mexico, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Colorado, where your vote has an approximate 1 in 10 million chance of determining the national election outcome. On average, a voter in America has a 1 in 60 million chance of being decisive in the presidential election.


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McCain Lays Claim to Bipartisan Deal

As I posted in an earlier diary with the debate now supposedly back on the McCain camp would spin it to lay claim to making the bail out deal happen.

Well  seems I was right.

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McCain Blinks

Well it appears old John maybe showing up at Ole Miss after all.

This from the LA Times

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About Sarah Palin by Wasilla Resident

Full name and email address of writer withheld at writers request. However original can be seen in the comments section of this article: 1/the-reform-candidate

Dear friends,

So many people have asked me about what I know about Sarah Palin in the
last 2 days that I decided to write something up . . .

Basically, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have only 2 things in
common: their gender and their good looks. :)

You have my permission to forward this to your friends/email contacts
with my name and email address attached, but please do not post it on
any websites, as there are too many kooks out there . . .



I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Sarah since 1992.
Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a
first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools. Her
father was my child's favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a
first name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more
City Council meetings during her administration than about 99% of the
residents of the city.

She is enormously popular; in every way she's like the most popular
girl in middle school. Even men who think she is a poor choice and
won't vote for her can't quit smiling when talking about her because
she is a "babe".

It is astonishing and almost scary how well she can keep a secret. She
kept her most recent pregnancy a secret from her children and parents
for seven months.

She is "pro-life". She recently gave birth to a Down's syndrome baby.
There is no cover-up involved, here; Trig is her baby.

She is energetic and hardworking. She regularly worked out at the gym.

She is savvy. She doesn't take positions; she just "puts things out
there" and if they prove to be popular, then she takes credit.

Her husband works a union job on the North Slope for BP and is a
champion snowmobile racer. Todd Palin's kind of job is highly
sought-after because of the schedule and high pay. He arranges his
work schedule so he can fish for salmon in Bristol Bay for a month or
so in summer, but by no stretch of the imagination is fishing their
major source of income. Nor has her life-style ever been anything
like that of native Alaskans.

Sarah and her whole family are avid hunters.

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24 HRS That's it!

Ok the VP announcement is out and the predictable has happened. A certain segment is outraged, once again their candidate has supposedly been dissed, snubbed, the democratic process yet once again has been destoyed. In other words the world may well be coming to an end. YIKES!

So here's the deal you've got 24 hrs to get it out of your systems.

If you haven't written a Anti-VP diary yet here are  some guidelines to make it easier.

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