February 24, 2001

Senator Strom Thurmond, on tape, reportedly seeks appointment of his wife as successor Senator Strom Thurmond made a videotape for his estranged wife last year urging the governor to appoint her to finish his term if necessary, The State newspaper reported ....

February 23, 2001

Who Is This David Horowitz? Part One 02-21-2001 - Remarks Just a few things before I post Part Two. I already got some fiery comments, and the story is heating up thanks to your collective input, if I may pun -;) A few general remarks before Part Two in this series of bitbytes: I really don't think there's anyone more qualified to inform us about David Horowitz than our local USENET cartoon characters. I expect that at least a few will help out with this project, willingly or not. When burning down banks was the focus of media attention, Horowitz was there. When supplying the Contras in Nicaragua against the explicit will of congress became intrigue of the moment, Horowitz was there. When offered the plum assignment of converting Hollywood to the Gospel of the Right Wing, Horowitz finally had the Ultimate Meal Ticket. He vigorously pursues his mission by attacking personalities who oppose whatever ideology he is currently fronting - at whatever cost - be it slander, libel, burning bridges or burning banks, for over 3 decades, Horowitz has proven his ability to sustain a scorched earth policy toward whatever end is most profitable to his career. In the coming days, we'll browse some snapshots of that career from different viewpoints. -fox --

February 22, 2001

Silver Fox is currently presenting Who Is David Horowitz? a series of short USENET lectures with web references. Realo is archiving the series in BLOG WORLD The lectures themselves will be posted in 0zone Layer Cake, and the commentaries will be posted in the other Blogs as appropriate. Part One is already up, and Part Two will be showing up on various USENET groups late today.
FAIR REPORT: Fear & Favor 2000 In a 2000 Pew Center for the People & the Press poll of 287 reporters, editors and news executives, about one-third of respondents said that news that "hurt the financial interests" of the media organization or an advertiser goes unreported. Forty-one percent said they themselves have avoided stories, or softened their tone, to benefit their media company's interests. Among investigative reporters, a majority (61 percent) thought that corporate owners exert at least a fair amount of influence on news decisions.

February 21, 2001

BBC News | NEWSNIGHT | Florida transcript - 16/2/01 Here's a transcript from the BBS showing how Bush's men tried to block an investigation of the Election Theft - by calling the State Police PALAST: Let me just show you the contract if I could Mr Roberts. It says here in the contract that the verification is supposed to be done by DBT. That you paid them $4 million. It could look to others don't you think that you paid $4 million to purchase this election for the Republican party. 95% wrong on the felon list. Mr Roberts, could you answer the question regarding the contract ... Instead, Mr Roberts called out State troopers. It's interesting here? STATE TROOPER: Oh, man! Never a dull moment. Full story at the BBS web site

February 20, 2001

0zone Layer Cake "...This is the first time Database/ChoicePoint has ever divulged its methology, which effectively removed 174,000 names from Florida's active voting file," Names were removed from the Florida voter datadase on the basis of race, thus supporting the claims of many of color were turn turned away from the poles because they were "dead".

February 18, 2001

Thanks to "Johnny Asia" of alt.activism - Last night, one of the BBC channels in the U.K. aired an investigative piece on how Gov. Jeb Bush's administration carried out its operation to ensure that George W. Bush would "win" Florida. It still can be seen, however, at the BBC's Newsnight Web site The URL is: http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/progs/newsnight/palast.ram In Real Video An alternative site watch snippets from the BBC coverage of Jeb Bush's operation to ensure that his bro would "win" Florida: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/events/newsnight/newsid_248000/248099 .stm Hail The Thief

February 17, 2001

from a discussion on alt.culture.oregon - "The gas tax is a perfect example of an effective vice tax"

February 14, 2001

Federal Budget Spending, National Debt, Deficit So what's the big deal about a big debt? We have to pay interest on it and it's the largest expense in the federal budget. It is keeping money from the projects we really need! Last year we spent $362 Billion just on interest. Compare that to NASA at $14 Billion, Education at $32 Billion, and roads at $41 Billion.
"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. . . Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there." - William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937. -Facts and Fascism, George Seldes, p. 122 Trading with the Enemy, Charles Higham, p.167
Herald-Tribune Newscoast Main Stories "I am absolutely shocked," said Nancy Krauss of Punta Gorda. "I wish this would have come out before the election. My husband voted for Bush. I don't think he would have voted for him if he would have known."

February 10, 2001

Live, IRC connected webchat for BLOGGERS at the Virtual Republic. take the Web Tools link. The #0zone channel is ours! (btw the first character is "zero", not "oh").

February 08, 2001

We're listed with the on Bloghop Vote for this Blog, and all the other blogs in BLOG WORLD Vote early, and vote often, and punch that ballot ALL the way through, butterfly!
Free Pacifica Radio: Fighting for community control and democracy at Pacifica Radio Network TELL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CALIFORNIA TO SEIZE THE PACIFICA BOOKS NOW!
This Is What Democracy Looks Like Not the democracy that comes from more money and therefore more choices of things to buy, but rather the democracy of participation in local and society-wide economic decisions. This is the democracy that corporate globalization gazes so harshly on.

February 07, 2001

Back in November, I had blogged several references about the Letellier assassination and looked forward to the release of government documents that would support some of the assertions in George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography Steven has blogged many of the actual documents at 0zone Layer Cake
Vladimiro Montesinos - The Declassified Record From the National Security Archive: "The Archive, which has led campaigns to declassify secret U.S. documents on Guatemala, Chile, El Salvador and elsewhere in Latin America, said it would press for full disclosure of hundreds of U.S. records on Montesinos, including CIA documents on covert relations with President Fujimori's disgraced intelligence chieftain."
More about a School of the Americas Graduate- Vladimiro Montesinos - The Declassified Record as early as October 1990, U.S. army intelligence analysts were already referring to Fujimori as “in the hip pocket of the National Intelligence Service (Servicio Inteligencia Nacional –SIN),” and as “particularly influenced by Vladimiro Montesinos.” ....
0zone Layer Cake "...In 1933, Hitler covertly set fire to the Reichstag and then, lacking any incriminating evidence, blamed his opponents and used the situation to gain political advantage. In 2001, the White House is "vandalized". There has been no incriminating evidence produced..."

February 03, 2001

Most of the Virtual Republic is up, and with new artwork. Become a Virtual Republican -;) Take the link in the previous post, then follow the fool icon home.

February 01, 2001

Virtual Eugene Oregon Has moved to a faster server. The DNS isn't up yet, but this link will work.