“Training” the Badr Corps (aka the “Iraqi army”)
No, really. Here’s his platform, according to a news story:
higher taxes for the highest income earners or would require tough energy conservation standards to wean the country off its dependence on foreign oil while dealing with global climate change.
He said his universal health-care proposals would take power in the health-care sector away from health insurance and pharmaceutical companies. He also called for more subsidized housing and rejected privatization proposals to help save Social Security.
“I don’t believe in privatization. I don’t believe in raising the retirement age or in cutting benefits. We need to find a new revenue stream,” he said. He has proposed raising the Social Security wage earner cap to far above its current $90,000 level.
His energy policy precluded nuclear power and would penalize corporate polluters with heavy fines â€” producing revenues that would be reinvested into aggressive renewable energy research and programs.
So, an Edwards presidency would involve a complete takeover by the government of the lives of all Americans, from cradle to grave. The reason is that obviously humans are incapable of caring for and planning for themselves. As the industries Edwards plans on taking over become cartelized, unionized, and monopolized (which they desperately want and hope for) and it raises the cost of living for everyone, and the quality of service drops to unimaginably poor levels, the resulting America would resemble this:
The Onion’s take.
Gareth Porter in the second hour.
So, if I give out the number are yous guys and gals going to call in, or will it just be me for the first hour?
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Eric Garris says that Lew Rockwell says it went great.
It plays at 10:30 Texas time on NBC.
Update: My friend Jeff Frazee, via Xenos:
From Jeff Frazee (on facebook), who works for the Paul campaign as the student/youth coordinator or something like that:
â€œWe just got a phone call here at HQ from an audience member at the Jay Leno show. They just finished taping, and he said â€œit couldnâ€™t have gone any betterâ€. Looking forward to watching it tonight. Sounds like a great interview.
More highlights from the show.
– Jay asked all the right questions. Did his research.
– Had Ron on for 2 segments. Brought him back after the commercial break.
– Plugged his book A Foreign Policy of Freedom.
– A woman who has gone to every Jay Leno taping for the past 3 years said, â€œthe only guests to have this many people outside hoping to get a ticket were George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, and the kid from Harry Potter. Possibly the longest line for tickets in Tonight Show history, at the least in recent memory.â€
– Ron has a great laugh line.
– Jonny Rotten of the Sex Pistols had a shout out to Ron Paul while on stage. After the show he told Ron it was an honor to meet him.
– Tom Cruise came by the dressing room and talked for about 10 minutes about legislation and came across very supportive.
– Jay Leno did the same and was very relaxed and friendly.”
I saw this on IMDB today.
Concerned about the current negative image of the American military in many countries, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, the toy manufacturer, have decided that in their forthcoming film featuring comic-book patriot G.I. Joe, the character will become part of a multinational force, the London Daily Telegraph reported today (Tuesday). Even the character’s name has become an acronym for Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity, the newspaper said. Word of the makeover is likely to anger U.S. conservatives, the Telegraph noted.
So Joe is still a murderer and a terrorist, but now he’s under the command of a UN type-of-thing … wait. What the hell does that mean? Global Integrated what? It sounds like a prosthetic limb. It sure doesn’t sound like any organization I’ve ever heard of. Who’s this guy supposed to be murdering anyway?
Luke Ryland discusses Sibel Edmonds.
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Makes a humble propagandist proud.
You, me, news.
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Former FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has promised to tell us everything she knows about treason at the highest level of the US government – with one proviso:
“Here’s my promise to the American Public: If anyone of the major networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX — promise to air the entire segment, without editing, I promise to tell them everything that I know.”
Edmonds, “the most gagged person in the history of the United States of America,” has been trying to expose criminal activity, treason, at the highest levels of the US Government – Congress, Pentagon and State Dept – since she became aware of the crimes in 2001 and 2002.
Edmonds has exhausted every conceivable channel in the courts, Congress, and elsewhere, and is now willing to risk criminal charges to ensure that the American people learn how their government really ‘works.’
Make Matters Worse in Sudan. (And Newsweak reveals what you could have heard on my show 4 years ago: What’s happening in Darfur is not a genocide at all.)
Huh? What? Intervening in the internal affairs of other nations is a bad idea? How could that be? What historical examples could anybody think of?