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Blackwater/ Xe is just a corporate front organization for the CIA

DUer Jeffersons Ghost nailed it more or less...

Blackwater/ Xe is just a corporate front organization for the CIA

Why is the White House under siege in so many movies?



Why is the Corporatocracy so afraid of this alternative economic model?

So invested in undermining it?

23 Terrifying (But True) Facts About Big Corporations

Since Walker's inauguration, Wisconsin ranks dead last in job creation

Helluva job, Scotty.


"Carlos": the James O'Keefe of Menendezgate?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Is this "Carlos," the man who tried to frame a senator?

I had not intended to write about the Bob Menendez "prostitution" scandal, in which a woman in the Dominican Republic was paid to make false accusations against a senator. But take a look at this TPM story about the search for the mystery-man Carlos, who seems to have engineered the scam. My question: How on earth did Erich Lach of TPM manage to write that piece without mentioning either the Breitbart crew or James O'Keefe's "Project Veritas"?

Cah-MON. This stunt has O'Keefe written all over it. Did you know that O'Keefe has a particular grudge against Senator Menendez and has targeted him previously?

The O'Keefe crew love to sexualize their pseudo-stings, in large part because they are young guys who think about sex often, as young guys are wont to do. But I'm sure that they also grin and guffaw when online feminists (either real ones or sockpuppets) post comments presuming the guilt of anyone who, like Robert Menendez, has committed the crime of being born with a penis...

For a lot more, see here. Yes, "Breitbart Unmasked" is back, even though I seem to recall that the site had announced that the shop would be closing. A writer calling himself Xenephon suggests that "Carlos" may be a James O'Keefe associate named John Melvin Howting. Not long ago, Howting was a staffer for Republican congressman Thad McCotter...


Peace is a dangerous business...

JFK died later the same year he delivered his famous "Peace" Speech too:

JFK chides his friend Bob Byrd at the start of a Peace Speech 50 years ago...

JFK chides his friend Bob Byrd at the start of a Peace Speech 50 years ago...

NASCAR has rewarded their righwingitude...

They'll be the Grand Marshalls at an upcoming race...
@dcaraviello: M'ville grand marshal Mark Burnett a fascinating guy. Great recent interview on faith, military service, and success: http://www.esquire.com/features/man-at-his-best/q-and-a/mark-burnett-interview-0313


@MartinsvilleSwy: 'The Bible' producers, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey grand marshals for #STP500 @MartinsvillerSwy.http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/Articles/2013/03/the-bible.aspx


At least it's not the race being sponsored by the NRA .. So there's that.


There's a reason the CIA, DoD, Secret Service...

cooperate with some films...
...The explicit imagery of the White House burning or burning American-flag motifs are no accident: “We’ve ripped this flag, and it’s being thrown off the side of a building, so that you feel something,” said Fuqua.

Perhaps Fuqua’s stated patriotism helped the “Olympus” production gain access to former Secret Service agents, who consulted on the script so that the events following the North Korean invasion played out as true-to-life as possible. The director even suggested he had top-secret information: ”Some things I can’t say,” he said cryptically. “There are some things they told me that I had to leave out.”


but not others.

General Curtis LeMay: You're in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President.

President Kennedy: What did you say?

General Curtis LeMay: You're in a pretty bad fix.

President Kennedy: Well, maybe you haven't noticed: You're in it with me.


...There was a movie called “Air Strike” by a guy named Cy Roth. Now, Ed Wood is often credited as being the worst director in Hollywood history, but Cy Roth would really give him a run for his money. Roth decided around 1953 that he’d made a Western, he’d made a space movie, now he wanted to make a war movie. This movie was set on a World War II aircraft carrier, and the lead characters were a young Jewish flyer and a young black flyer who are constantly being subjected to anti-Semitism and racism on the ship.

The military said, “No, we don’t want to show any kind of racism or anti-Semitism in this picture, you’ve got to change that.” They also said, “We don’t want a World War II-era picture, we want a movie set in the modern jet age.” And Roth went nuts. He called his congressman, he wrote a letter to President Eisenhower -- and the day after the White House got his letter of complaint, they sicced the FBI on him to see whether he was a Communist or not. Well, he finally caved in; he made the picture the way they wanted. So it was no blacks, no Jews, no propellers. If you look at this film, it’s so bad, it looks like a home movie shot on an aircraft carrier. So this film was completely changed...



Is “Olympus Has Fallen” anti-Obama?

A black president fails to prevent an attack from extremists tied to North Korea. Interesting

In the new film “Olympus Has Fallen,” a black man is acting president, Ashley Judd is (for a time) the first lady and paramilitary forces with North Korean ties overwhelm the White House defenses. The president, vice president and secretary of defense barricade themselves in a bunker deep underneath 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — good thing, because the White House is a burning shambles.

Get used to seeing the president’s home under attack. This summer brings “White House Down,” a film starring Jamie Foxx as the president in a seat of power under siege. Later this month, the “G.I. Joe” sequel is to feature black flags flown over the White House as a mysterious supervillain impersonates the president and takes over the country. The “Iron Man 3″ trailer reaches its climax at a shot of Air Force One getting shot out of the sky.

So what is it we thrill to about watching our national landmarks destroyed on the big screen? And at a time when real North Korea nuclear threats are in the news, what’s so entertaining about watching them score a direct hit on Washington? ...

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