Daily archives: August 3rd, 2009

Olbermann Unmasks Dems and GOP Pols Owned by Health Insurance Industry

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Keith Olbermann at his best.  Disgusting how these pols take millions, and pretend we won’t notice when dance for their biggest donors.

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You go, Keith.

Bill Clinton Off to North Korea to Seek Release of U.S. Reporters

From the New York Times:

Former President Bill Clinton went to North Korea on Monday to negotiate the release of two American television journalists who were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering North Korean territory, a person who was briefed on the mission said.

Mr. Clinton landed in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, early Tuesday morning local time, Central TV, a North Korean station, reported. The White House declined to comment.

The journalists, Laura Ling, 32, and Euna Lee, 36, were detained by soldiers on March 17 near the North Korean border with China. In June, they were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean prison camp for “committing hostilities against the Korean nation and illegal entry.”

Go for it, Bill.  Godspeed.

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Chris Lake’s Photo Spread on Southside Chicago Gun Violence

Woman holding girl

Chris Lake is a photographer from Park Forest, IL. We had the chance to chat briefly recently and exchanged emails. He invited me to stop by his Web site and take a look at his work.

Very stirring.

What caught my eye most is the fact that hope for change is fading on the south side of Chicago.

From Unforseen Developments:

I was recently commissioned to shoot a story about gun violence on the south side of Chicago. Working with a reporter from UK’s The Guardian, I heard many tragic stories about how gun violence has been destroying lives in that part of the city in epidemic proportions. These people are understandably upset and angry and it shows in their eyes. The problem is getting worse and worse and no one seems able to figure out what to do about it. Hopes that President Obama, himself a southsider, would do something once he took office have faded and residents feel increasingly abandoned and desperate.

I’m looking forward to reading this story in the The Guardian.

Chris says he is looking to collaborate with designers to use some of the photography from the gun violence.  Contact him on is blog if you are interested.

Stop by and take a look at his blog. The photographs, well, speak volumes.


Birthers Produce Obama Birth Certificate from Yet-to-exist Nation

The birthers need a lesson in history, says Melinda Warner at Media Matters for America:

The birther movement, led by attorney/dentist/real estate agent/second degree black belt Orly Taitz, has taken an interesting turn.

Desperate for any “proof” that President Obama is not a native-born United States citizen, Taitz has seized upon a “birth certificate” for Barack Obama, dated April 4, 1961, from the Republic of Kenya.

Here’s the kicker: Kenya did not become a Republic until 1964. Three years after President Obama was born. Now, it appears as though the certificate was stamped and signed in February of 1964 – but the Republic was not officially formed until December 12, 1964.

You’d think that whoever constructed this forgery would at least have had the sense to at least take a peek at Wikipedia to see when Kenya became a Republic.

There you have it, a birth certificate for Barack Obama for a country that would not exist until three years after his birth. What more evidence do we need?

We’re further left to wonder about if Dr. Orly Taitz’s abilities since she misspelled her name in the Web address that appears on this “birth certificate!”  The Web site of this attorney/dentist/real estate agent/second degree black belt is www.OrlyTAITZ.com.  On the forged document above, you will note the site is spelled: www.OrlyTATZ.com.

She misspelled her own name!

So Dr. Orly Taitz, if that is her real name, and if she is a real physician — could her diploma be forged? — offers us a birth certificate from a country that did not exist at the time of the president’s birth, with a Web site written on it  that does not exist today.

Look again:

Now that’s proof!