Bad Deeds for 8-9-2007

AT&T Censors Lyrics During Lollapalooza Webcast
During the performance of “Daughter” the following lyrics were sung to the tune of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” but were cut by AT&T from the webcast:

- “George Bush, leave this world alone.” (the second time it was sung); and
- “George Bush find yourself another home.”

This troubles citizens concerned with the issue of censorship and the increasingly consolidated control of the media. AT&T’s actions strike at the heart of the public’s concerns over the power that corporations have when it comes to determining what the public sees and hears through communications media.

LA County Registrar is a Diebold Cover Girl, Concerned About Profits of Voting Machine Company - Conny McCormack is worried Diebold won’t make enough money off the voters she is supposed to be working for. McCormack told the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors that Friday’s decision by Secretary of State Debra Bowen requires all votes made on computer touch-screen systems to be hand-counted after the election to ensure accuracy. “I think we have to see what the vendors are going to say about that,” McCormack said. “The vendors aren’t going to make much money in Los Angeles County if they have to pay $400,000 for the recount.” Why is McCormack so protective of the vendors? She appeared on the Diebold sales brochure to help them sell their voting systems.

The New Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Committee Said He Doesn’t Know Who’s Been Right About the Iraq War - Harold Ford, new chairman of the DLC, on Hannity and Colmes:

Colmes: “Barack Obama had a great point when he said those who voted for the war in Iraq and then had to apologize for that vote should probably be the last people to criticize he—who was right about the war in Iraq all along.”
Ford: “I don’t know who’s been right about this war all along…”
Colmes: “Sure you do…”
Ford: “That’s open for dispute.”
Colmes: “You don’t know who’s been right about the war all along?”

Administration Fights Democrats’ Plan to Boost School Aid for Vets - The Bush administration opposes a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official’s comments last week. But I’m sure conservatives will continue to display their “Support the Troops” magnets on their SUVs.

Hillary Clinton Chastises Obama for Agreeing With Her - Democrat Hillary Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago. Hillary Clinton said last year, “I don’t believe that any president should make any blanket statements with respect to the use or non-use of nuclear weapons.” Hillary Clinton said last week, “I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table.”

Kent, Ohio Police Officer Tickets Man for ‘Impeach Bush’ Sign - See how much better things are? Back during Vietnam, they killed people in Kent for protesting.

Regards,

Jim

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About Jim Vogas

Texas A&M Aggie, Retired aerospace engineer, former union member, Vietnam vet, Demcratic Party organizer, husband and father.

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