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Posted on Sep 2, 2006
weekly video roundup

In this week?s collection of our favorite videos: Bush talks nonsense; a mayor courageously speaks out against the war; Pat Buchanan longs for the white America he grew up in; Stewart and Colbert address the idol-worshipers of television; and Keith Olbermann gives Rumsfeld a Murrow-style smackdown.


No. 1 Bush Talks Nonsense With Brian Williams

Watch with amazement as our commander in chief mangles the English language, and speaks nonsensically about the war in Iraq, America?s standing in the world, his relationship with his father, and Albert Camus. (Via crooksandliars)

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No. 2 Mayor?s Home Run for Truth: Antiwar Rally in Salt Lake City

In recognition of Bush’s visit to the Utah capital, Mayor Rocky Anderson gave a speech to a crowd of thousands, calling Bush a “dishonest, war-mongering, human-rights-violating president” whose time in office would “rank as the worst presidency our nation has ever had to endure.”  Thank you, Salt Lake City! Full transcript here (pdf).

Watch it:


No. 3 Buchanan Misses White America

While out pimping his book, Pat Buchanan made an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, where he exposed himself with a statement as racist as it was whiny: ?I?d like the country I grew up in. It was a good country. I lived in Washington, D.C., 400,000 black folks, 400,000 white folks, in a country 89 or 90 percent white. I like that country.?

Pat Buchanan

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No. 4 At the Emmys, Stewart and Colbert Take On Hollywood

As presenters during the annual television Emmy awards, Jon Stewart played straight man to Stephen Colbert as he railed against the ?godless sodomites? in the audience.

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No. 5 Olbermann Puts Rumsfeld to Shame

Keith Olbermann delivered a masterful retort on Wednesday to Donald Rumsfeld’s recent diatribe on fascism.  With a commentary as apt as it was eloquent, Olbermann excoriated the defense secretary’s very patriotism: “In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised?  As a child, of whose heroism did he read?  On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight?  With what country has he confused ? the United States of America?”

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC

Video & Transcript


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By Anita Lefkort, September 6, 2006 at 9:31 am Link to this comment
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Please keep my name on your roster.  I must have had an accidental finger slip…

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By Mitchell, September 5, 2006 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment
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The United States has built fourteen permanent bases in Iraq and an ‘embassy’ larger than the Vatican in Baghdad.  So, am I missing something here when people keep asking what this administration is doing? I think that one has to stop being distracted by listening to what is being said and simply look at what is being done.  However frightening that might be.

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By Anita Lefkort, September 5, 2006 at 11:13 am Link to this comment
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What’s happening to the voice of discent??  Where is the opposition???  I’m ashamed of my country!!How can we get rid of these guys?? My husband fought in WW2 an we have lived thru a lot of these criminals but there was always the ‘anti’ people you could depend on to speak out. Where are they now?  What’s happening to my country.

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By winterfire6, September 3, 2006 at 5:56 pm Link to this comment
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Olbermann’s opinion piece was stunning, after all these years of a cowed and vested, corporate news-media. He makes all the hacks that surround him look like village idiots and lightweight in the “neurons firing” category.

I saw the C-Span presentation of Lindorff and Olshansky on Impeachment. Olshansky had much to say that I hadn’t heard before and it was every last bit terrifying. I hope C-span airs it again. Every American should see this young lawyer talk about what is happening in this country. They won’t see it on the news.

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By Guy Falgout, September 3, 2006 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment
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Keith Obermann and Rocky Anderson’s comments should be printed in the front page of every newspaper in the U.S.A. Mayby that would wake people up to what this “farce” of an administeration is doing to our beloved country. Bravo to Keith an Rocky.

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By rachelle, September 3, 2006 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment
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No use posting on this board.

First it appears, then it disappears for what seems arbitrary reasons. Waste of time. Who is the arbitrator, I wonder?

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By davr, September 3, 2006 at 5:46 am Link to this comment
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Bush is a liar, of course.

Bush and his cabal of lying, war mongering evil
supporters need to be charged, tried and convicted for their crimes against humanity.

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By chaseme, September 2, 2006 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment
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Very well done! Surely awards will follow this amazingly wriiten and wonderfully read piece.

Once others realize they can not be threatened by this administration, when they are out of office, more stories like this one will surface.

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By PJ, September 2, 2006 at 9:58 pm Link to this comment
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Keith Olbermann’s rebuttal to Sec. Rumsfield will be remembered as a classic. Hope that it gets more publicity, and everyone in USA gets a chance to hear it.

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By Patricia Kintz, September 2, 2006 at 7:46 pm Link to this comment
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True American Patriots - Keith Olbermann and Rocky Anderson.

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By Robert B. Livingston, September 2, 2006 at 2:05 pm Link to this comment
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My favorite Video of the week is David Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky on C-Span’s Book TV talking about their book, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office.

If there is any subject more important—I would like to know. 

G.W.Bush and cabal are so arrogant and so beyond our laws—our Constitution—

and even their opposition (Nancy Pelosi) say that impeachment “is off the table!”

Imagine!

IT IS TIME that the American People Rise to save our country—and become a force for GOOD in this world—

not a CANCER that results in TENS OF THOUSANDS of innocent persons being violently MURDERED—

not a CANCER that sends some of our most patriotic and idealistic young persons to a premature death or disability (for LIES!)—

not a CANCER that invades out privacy—our hopes for a better future—not a CANCER that tells us that down is UP, that RIGHT is LEFT, that Evil is GOOD.

Are Bush and Cabal serious?


Do they want war NOW against Syria and Iran?  What are they planning?  Will they use NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

And WHAT REALLY HAPPENED SEPTEMBER 11 2001?

So many questions! 

The United States of America is a Country of the People , By the People, For the People!


We Have Rights!  We can Ask!  We must know!

Please Watch:

http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/0806/btv082606_4c.ram

More:

http://www.booktv.org/feature/index.asp?segid=7322&schedID=446

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By Lescoeurs, September 2, 2006 at 11:40 am Link to this comment
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Pulizer for Olbermann.
Jeff
Valencia

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By jon, September 2, 2006 at 7:04 am Link to this comment
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The good mayor pretty much summerized the legacy of Bush’s presidency.

>>>>>>>>>>“Mayor Rocky Anderson gave a speech to a crowd of thousands calling Bush a “dishonest, war-mongering, human-rights-violating president” whose time in office would “rank as the worst presidency our nation has ever had to endure.” <<<<<<<<<

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