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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Time to Bear Witness

Keith Olbermann's commentary tonight, 10/18/06, blows the humorous one posted below in a prior post out of the water! Finally, somebody with a microphone far greater than mine has publicly linked Bush's lies - he calls them lies - to those of Roosevelt in interning the Japanese, to Wilson in the Red Scare, and to Adams in the Alien and Sedition acts. Finally, someone has had the balls to publicly take George Bush's tedious warnings that "history will judge whether we have taken the threat seriously" and ridiculed them. Instead, he said that the real threat this generation faces is George W. Bush. Yes, he said that. Olbermann is a brave man. He also said, btw, exactly what I did, that the Military Commissions Act is not about just aliens, because if they call you an alien, there is nothing you can do to get a hearing. Would this Attorney General help you, he asked? He is right. This is not just a moment to blog, or even to vote. It time to start bearing witness by risking what really matters. I strongly recommend you all watch and pass it on to as many people as you can. Speak out. Be vocal even to those in power. And get ready to resist if they steal this election.

Here is the link to text and video.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I circulated the link around to friends. The video is very powerful. Is Olberman the new Murrow!? A sports guy? Let's hope so. Let's hope his direct attack on Bush gets this replayed over and over again. We need to get this out beyond the "netroots" and into the rest of America. We need to broadcast this eloquent lament for American liberty from every roof top.

And while your doing it, don't forget to remind people that there is something we can do. Vote Democratic in November. And I mean for everything. What kind of person would not resign their memebership in a party that supported this damnable bill!?

How "moderate" is a Republican who says they disagree with this bill but won't hold their own party to account? Who still pays their dues? Who still donates money? Who still campaigns for people who calmly voted/signed away our most basic liberty!? 

// posted by RBR

Anonymous said...

Academic study on Diebold voting machines ! I would have posted on its own but I want LTG's posting about Olberman to be the top thing on the page for a while.

http://itpolicy.princeton.edu/voting/ 

// posted by RBR

Anonymous said...

Just heard on NPR that approval rating for Congress hit the floor . . . 16%. Wow! That is bad and soooo wonderful! 

// posted by USWest

US West said...

Dude, that gets me all fired up! I have such an adrenaline rush!

Anonymous said...

Joe Biden gave an impassioned speech on the floor of the Senate in 1995 about the fact that genocide was happening again in Europe, and that we were failing in the memory of "never again" as we watched the massacres at Gorazde, Srebrenica, Tuzla, even Sarajevo. I was properly shamed. But what shames me more is that I almost  did something, but didn't. That summer, I had the chance to go to Bosnia on a humanitarian relief effort, but failed to do so for lack of funds for the trip. I don't want to make the same mistake again. 

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

The question is in which state will the GOP try to orchestrate the theft? Besides the local Dems will be counting/checking those awful machines like crazy.

They seem to be writing off Ohio. My guess would be CT or CO.

If the GOP claims victory in this election we should be prepared to get 100,000+ people to D.C. in a hurry to fill the streets.

But first things first. First get out the vote? Have a cynical neighbor? Work on them. Convince them. Get them to the polls.  

// posted by RBR

Dr. Strangelove said...

Way to go, Keith Olbermann!!

What a stunningly powerful oration! I was moved. The blunt eloquence of his words and the righteous indignation in his voice as he denounced the lies and abuses of our President were inspirational.

Thank you for taking the grave risk you have taken in speaking out. The right-wing enemies of liberty will try to silence and discredit you now... but we must have faith that the truth will win out in the end.

May that ending begin in the midterm elections of November 2006.

Anonymous said...

2 things: one in response to RBR, one just a general comment:

1: There are reports today that in Orange County, the campaign of a Republican congressional candidate sent letters to Hispanic voters  telling them that they risked arrest if they turned up at the polls and tried to vote illegally. The GOP is asking Tan D. Nguyen to withdrawal from the election.

2: Then this came out today. Bush is cautiously mentioning Vietnam and Iraq in the same bourbon laced breath.
 

// posted by USWest

Anonymous said...

I think they did that in So CA in 2004 too. Anyone remember? 

// posted by RBR