Thursday, September 25, 2008

Separation of State and Witchcraft

Subtitled Version. Palin appears at 7:10 (in the YouTube video).

She gets protection from Witchcraft from these pastors. Kenyan Pastor, Pastor Muthee- including prayers for campaign finances and protection from "witchcraft". This is video of the prayer session that Sarah Palin credits with getting her into the Governor's Office.

The first 7 minutes show this Pastor praying for religion to overtake government & education- a clear violation of separation of church & state. Sarah Palin goes up to the pulpit at 7:15 where 2 men lay their hands on her and they pray to "make a way, to bring finances to her, to bring her personnel, to rebuke "every form of witchcraft" is what you will rebuke (8:36)Witchcraft??!?!?!Pastor Muthee preaches his sermon:

"The problem is do we just pray, but we do nothing about it. If the believers had not done something in this country, your President (George W Bush) would not be in office today.

We need believers who are educationists. If we had them, today we would not be talking about the Ten Commandments being kicked out of our schools. They would still be there.

...Im a child of revival of the Seventies, and that revival swept through the schools.

...You go to any school, there is what we call Christian Union. Christian Union is nothing more but a bunch of kids that are born again, spirit-filled, TONGUE TALKING, DEVIL CASTING....ALL OVER THE COUNTRY...We need God taking over our education system! Otherwise, we, if we have God in our schools, we will not have kids being taught, you know, how to worship Buddha, how to worship Mohammed, we will not have in the curriculum witchcraft and sorcery."

Palin says that Pastor Muthee was very bold and didn't pray for what God's will was, but just that he "make a way", as he didn't know what her plans were and what she was going to do. The beginning of this Pastor's sermon and intent clearly shows that there will not be a separation of church and state. He specifically states that children should not be taught about other religions other than Christianity.

Keep in mind that Sarah Palin has not answered any questions about religion or her intentions, has not given any press conferences - a first for a Presidential or VP candidate at this point in the campaign. We, the AMERICAN PEOPLE still do not know what her plans are or what she intends to do with the office, should she get in. The debate has been tightened so there will not be the opportunity for her to expound on her intention for the office.

After the last 8 years of having a President who feels that he was annointed by God, it is imperative that we examine the intentions of ALL Candidates before electing them into office."


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No, You Can't

From: (where the whole screen shows if you play the "AD/No You Can't")

business proposal

In among the daily notifications I get informing me that I'd won the Lottery in Timbuktu and urgent messages from people with strange names asking for my routing number etc, I got this one too:

"Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We can not directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to so that we may speedily transfer your commision for this transaction. After I receive that information I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully,

Minister of Treasury Paulson"

Monday, September 22, 2008

No More War

"John McCain has made it clear that if elected, he plans to continue the Bush Administration's "legacy", specifically when it comes to the war in Iraq. Over 4,000 American troops have been killed in the war, and it is estimated that at least 1,000,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the war. We've already had 5 years of a disastrous war. Do we really need four more?"
From: (&

Open the Debates

"2008 Presidential candidate Ralph Nader hosted an Open the Debates rally during the Republican National Convention in Minnesota on September 4, 2008. In this highlight reel you can see excerpts of speeches by Ralph Nader, his VP Candidate Matt Gonzalez, and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura talking about open debates and how they impact elections.

This also features a musical performance by 98 Degrees' Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons."

September 21, 2008
"William Greider put it best yesterday when he called Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's upcoming bailout of Wall Street:

"All sugar for the villains, lasting pain and damage for the victims."

"As I have been saying for several months, this crisis has the potential to bring down one or both political parties, take your choice," Greider said.

And investment analyst Christopher Whalen chimed in:
"The joyous reception from Congressional Democrats to Paulson's latest massive bailout proposal smells an awful lot like yet another corporatist lovefest between Washington's one-party government and the Sell Side investment banks."

"Strip aside the rhetoric of the two major parties.
And what is left is one party devoted to Wall Street.
Who represents Main Street?
So, why is that when the Presidential debates open this Friday, only Wall Street will be in the ring?
And the man who predicted the disaster of deregulation is out?
Because the Commission on Presidential Debates is controlled by the two parties and funded by the corporations.
That's why we're sponsoring a National Day of Action to Open the Debates.
This Thursday, September 25, 2008, the day before the first debate.
Once again the Commission intends to silence the majority of Americans by shutting out Nader/Gonzalez from the debates.
We're asking all of our supporters to get ready.
Because on Thursday, there are four ways you can take action to Open Up the Debates.
1. Write:
Letters to the editor, to your friends, family and anyone in your address book, companies and corporations who sponsor the presidential debates.
2. Phone:
The Commission on Presidential Debates, Obama and McCain Campaigns, Talk Shows, Newspapers, and National and Local Media Outlets.
3. Create:
Posters, fliers and literature to pass out and hang up at college campuses and other high traffic areas and banners to display to morning and evening rush hour traffic -- Check out our "Open the Debates" section on the website for downloadable materials.
4. Protest:
Outside the Democratic and Republican headquarters in your community, at corporations that sponsor the debates, at radio stations, newspapers and media outlets not covering Ralph Nader.
(Phone numbers, e-mails and addresses will be available tomorrow at
Many Americans believe they are getting the full story when they tune into the televised and highly publicized debates.
What people don't see is that behind the scenes the debates are controlled by a corporate funded entity.
Third party and independent candidates are arbitrarily required to be polling at 15% according to five national polls in order to participate in the debates, even though these third parties are forced to devote all resources to get on the ballot in all 50 states during the months leading up to the debates -- costing well over a million dollars!
Who decides who gets into the debates?
The so-called "non-partisan" Commission (as described by the New York Times today). Non-partisan? Headed by Paul Kirk and Frank Fahrenkopf, the former heads of the Democratic and Republican parties?
Since the media blithely adopts the framing of the corporate parties, we must take it upon ourselves to expose the Commission on Presidential Debates as the real spoiler of the democratic system in this country.
Just recently Green party candidate Elizabeth May was included into the debates in Canada.
Massive e-mailing, phone calls, and letters to the editor, including one from former Prime Minister Joe Clark, displaying public outrage prompted the debate commission to invite Elizabeth May to participate..."

National debate sponsors: &

Commission on Presidential Debates1200 New Hampshire Ave NW #445Washington, DC 20036202-872-1020

Monday, September 8, 2008

Harold Burbank

I think I got this because of a MySpace link to Bethlehem Peace Watch:

"Thank you for the add and thank you for taking a stand for this great nation. We are in a troublesome place as a country. We face an uphill battle, but with people like yourself and a message of liberty we can defeat any obstacle. Thank you again for your support."– Attorney Harold Burbank

He has an interesting story - and is running for the seat of the only person I've ever actually voted for who actually won the election (but doesn't want to impeach certain individuals guilty of certain crimes - unlike Harold).

(He has a "Cost of the War" banner that I'll soon figure out how to aquire.)

Also: Interesting coverage of the recent conventions at:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers Unlawfully Arrested At the RNC

Breaking With Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency
Democracy Now! expands to daily two-hour broadcasts during the Democratic and Republican National conventionsDNC: Aug. 25–Aug. 29RNC: Sep. 1–Sep. 5

Read more…

September 02, 2008

(This below is the "most viewed YouTube Video" on Sept. 2, 2008)

Amy Goodman & Two Democracy Now! Producers Arrested at RNC Protest
More than 280 people were arrested here in St. Paul Monday, the opening day of the Republican National Convention. Among them were several journalists covering the protests in the streets, including three of us at Democracy Now! Amy was detained trying to question police officers about the arrests of Democracy Now! producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar.

September 1, 2008
Contact: Dennis Moynihan Mike Burke
ST. PAUL, MN—"Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here:
Goodman was arrested while attempting to free two Democracy Now! producers who were being unlawfuly detained. They are Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar. Kouddous and Salazar were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Goodman’s crime appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of the press.
Ramsey County Sherrif Bob Fletcher told Democracy Now! that Kouddous and Salazar were being arrested on suspicion of rioting. They are currently being held at the Ramsey County jail in St. Paul.
Democracy Now! is calling on all journalists and concerned citizens to call the office of Mayor Chris Coleman and the Ramsey County Jail and demand the immediate release of Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar. These calls can be directed to: Chris Rider from Mayor Coleman’s office at 651-266-8535 and the Ramsey County Jail at 651-266-9350 (press extension 0).
Democracy Now! stands by Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar and condemns this action by Twin Cities law enforcement as a clear violation of the freedom of the press and the First Amenmdent rights of these journalists.
During the demonstration in which they were arrested law enforcement officers used pepper spray, rubber bullets, concussion grenades and excessive force. Several dozen others were also arrested during this action.
Amy Goodman is one of the most well-known and well-respected journalists in the United States. She has received journalism’s top honors for her reporting and has a distinguished reputation of bravery and courage. The arrest of Goodman, Kouddous and Salazar is a transparent attempt to intimidate journalists from the nation’s leading independent news outlet.
Democracy Now! is a nationally-syndicated public TV and radio program that airs on over 700 radio and TV stations across the US and the globe."