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July 10, 2015

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July 9, 2015

No. The Point Is JUSTICE.

Members of the political Bush dynasty have been there at its corruption for decades, serving the privatization of public wealth and power. That's the point I'm making. Here's a bit of what I write about that, on this thread, and a lot of other threads on DU:

Just these two were at momentous events for their generations, Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush, famous for doing business with NAZI Germany before and, for a while at least, during World War II , and son, George Herbert Walker Bush, who helped lie America into war on Panama and then Iraq as president.

Poppy worked with Nixon, odd jobs like running the RNC, raising money for the Watergate burglars, and going to head the first U.S. legation in China. Nixon, you might remember, committed treason to gain the Oval Office, then extended the war in Vietnam for five years and 22,000 American and uncounted Vietnamese lives. Poppy was one of the Republican leaders who helped show Dick the door, interesting when considering Poppy told the FBI he was there in Dallas on the day President Kennedy died.

Now Poppy Bush, Nixon, Pruneface Reagan, and Baby Doc Bush are pretty much responsible for the ultra-rightwing conservative majorities on the Supreme Court since 1969, as well. So please, this post and any other one you see me post on, BainsBane, IS ABOUT JUSTICE.

July 9, 2015

O'Malley may shock the world.

Guy's got heart and brains and puts them to work for ALL, a real Democrat, in other words.

July 9, 2015

Rightwing Freeloader

Basic to the Western mentality: Big Shot gets deed to major lands stolen from Native Americans to graze cows to sell for profit.

What's not to like?

July 9, 2015

BFEE Just Us

Never thought I'd see the day when I have to defend myself on DU for what I've written about the BFEE, shorthand for Bush Family Evil Empire.

Bartcop coined the phrase to put a handle on the cabal that use their political and economic power to enrich themselves at the expense of the nation. They include the Wall Street types and their heirs who were the political and legal enemies of Gen. Smedley Butler.

Bill Moyers, Alfred W. McCoy and others have identified some of these players as part of “The Secret Government.” They use political and financial power under the cover of official secrecy to selfishly gain and unreservedly serve the ultra-right and ultra-rich who through their combined and concerted criminal actions have become the most powerful and undemocratic group in human history.

Among their policies that have remained in place since at least 1981 are the major tax cuts for the rich, while simultaneously increasing public spending on military hardware and now warfare and disaster capitalism without end while cutting back public expenditures, if not eliminating entirely, public education, housing, healthcare, welfare and other social-benefit programs. It also is why, by design and by law, most of the wealth created since Reaganomics has accrued in the pockets of the richest of the rich. It was supposed to.

Rather than bringing all that up, while still making them easy to identify, I call them the BFEE. Perhaps the best moniker for them is the War Party, for using their positions to make money through death, suffering and the exploitation of humanity. It’s what George W Bush meant when he said, “Money trumps peace.” And for the record, the last president to stand up and oppose these unmitigated warmongers was President John F. Kennedy.

Anyway, that bothers some DUers. Tuesday, I made the observation that a person is only a suspect until convicted in a trial. That concept is central to our system of justice, yet I got mocked by several DUers for stating it. The idea that all are innocent until proven guilty and the idea that all are equal under the law are basic to democratic government.

Here’s what I suspect these DUers don’t know or don’t want to acknowledge knowing. There are truly evil people in positions of power, both in and out of government. An important example is this guy, thoughtfully misidentified by Fox TV as a Democrat, the former Republican representative out of Florida, Mark Foley, BFEE:

The now-known child predator was given a position to oversee laws designed to protect children from child molesters. What’s more, Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) covered it up. In America, married households may now be a minority, but parents who have kids hate child molesters. Same for most people, in general: Child molestation generates universal hatred.

That’s why Fox and so many other “news” media have tried to connect Foley, “by accident,” to the Democrats. Even Huffington Post made the connection. Once an idea is in a person’s head, it takes a LOT of Truth to drive it out. Consider the nonexistent ties between Osama and Saddam that so many Americans still believe to exist. So, if the connection between the House Republicans and Foley can be made in the minds of enough Americans, they will not vote for Republikkkens.

Eleven GOPers Fingered in Foley Cover-Up

By Justin Rood - September 30, 2006, 9:32 PM
Roll Call's John Bresnahan reports:

As of Saturday evening, nearly a dozen House GOP lawmakers and staffers have acknowledged that they knew of the initial batch of non-sexually explicit messages from Foley to a 16-year-old former House page, some of them for a year or more. These include Hastert (R-IL); Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio); National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Reynolds (N.Y.); Reps. Rodney Alexander (La.) and John Shimkus (Ill.); Mike Stokke, the Speaker’s deputy chief of staff; Ted Van Der Meid, Hastert’s counsel; Paula Nowakowski, Boehner’s chief of staff; Jeff Trandahl, the former Clerk of the House; and another Hastert aide and Alexander’s chief of staff, according to public statements and GOP insiders.


Not only did he chair the Congressional Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, Foley was in the House GOP leadership. As Deputy Majority Whip, he might’ve followed in the sweaty steps of his mentor, Dennis Hastert as Speaker of the House. That’s something you won’t hear mentioned by John Boehner or anyone on Fox TV.

Foley never went to trial. But he should have been investigated in public, preferably by a Grand Jury led by a Special Prosecutor. Same for his colleagues in power, Dennis Hastert. A big reason they aren't around when you need one is George H.W. Bush let the special prosecutor law expire.

This is hard to write about when all the powers are with those in secret offices of government. Consider what Snowden, Assange and the other brave whistleblowers in and out of government and private industry have endured just to give us a peak at the top of the iceberg that represents the virtually unlimited spy powers applied by the FBI, NSA, DIA, CIA and who knows what else.

Then again, if DU, like Bartcop before us, and Thom Hartmann and Talking Points Memo and ConsortiumNews and the all too few others didn’t, who would? Rupert Murdoch? Roger Ailes? ABCNNBCBSFakeNoiseNutworks? Not bloody likely.

So thanks to all the DUers who mock me for posting about the BFEE. I don’t do it because I enjoy it. I do it because I don’t want the bastards who use their positions of power and wealth to prey on the less fortunate, or, in the present case, the weakest members of the world, children. Telling you about it is why the pen is mightier than the sword and Freedom of the Press so fundamental for democracy, it's enshrined in the Constitution of the United States.
July 8, 2015

Yours is a very sophisticated smear, Starry Messenger.

I thought he was against the wealthy using their money and prestige to avoid justice. The "BFEE" has never been convicted of anything either...

By your reasoning, I'm disqualified to write about Cosby or the BFEE.

What do you have to say about what I actually have written? Please show where I've intentionally lied or presented information that was not true on DU. Go through my Journal on DU3 or DU2.

If I'm mistaken anywhere, I'll apologize. So, show, otherwise all you are doing is smearing me.
July 8, 2015

FYI: There's nothing funny about the assassination of President Kennedy. Ask Poppy Bush.

Poppy Bush warned FBI -- AFTER -- JFK assassinated.

In the hour of the death of President John F. Kennedy, Texas oilman George Herbert Walker Bush named a suspect to the FBI in a "confidential" phone call. He then added he was heading for Dallas. Skeptics need not take my word for it, that's what Poppy told the FBI:

Here's a transcript of the text:




At 1:45 p.m. Mr. GEORGE H. W. BUSH, President of the Zapata Off-Shore Drilling Company, Houston, Texas, residence 5525 Briar, Houston, telephonically furnished the following information to writer by long distance telephone call from Tyler, Texas.

BUSH stated that he wanted to be kept confidential but wanted to furnish hearsay that he recalled hearing in recent weeks, the day and source unknown. He stated that one JAMES PARROTT has been talking of killing the President when he comes to Houston.

BUSH stated that PARROTT is possibly a student at the University of Houston and is active in political matters in this area. He stated that he felt Mrs. FAWLEY, telephone number SU 2-5239, or ARLINE SMITH, telephone number JA 9-9194 of the Harris County Republican Party Headquarters would be able to furnish additional information regarding the identity of PARROTT.

BUSH stated that he was proceeding to Dallas, Texas, would remain in the Sheraton-Dallas Hotel and return to his residence on 11-23-63. His office telephone number is CA 2-0395.

# # #

Gee. Why was Poppy Bush in Dallas when JFK was assassinated?

Could it be, he was on official business? I suspect he was on Secret Government business. After all, his eldest son bragged during his Texas Air National Guard and Harvard grad school days that his daddy was CIA.

Here's an FBI document from the same week of the assassination in which FBI Director J Edgar Hoover briefed one "Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency." Some strange coincidence there, wot?

Here's a transcript of the above:

Date: November 29, 1963

To: Director
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Department of State

From: John Edgar Hoover, Director

NOVEMBER 22, 1963

Our Miami, Florida, Office on November 23, 1963, advised that the Office of Coordinator of Cuban Affairs in Miami advised that the Department of State feels some misguided anti-Castro group might capitalize on the present situation and undertake an unauthorized raid against Cuba, believing that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy might herald a change in U. S. policy, which is not true.

Our sources and informants familiar with Cuban matters in the Miami area advise that the general feeling in the anti-Castro Cuban community is one of stunned disbelief and, even among those who did not entirely agree with the President's policy concerning Cuba, the feeling is that the President's death represents a great loss not only to the U. S. but to all of Latin America. These sources know of no plans for unauthorized action against Cuba.

An informant who has furnished reliable information in the past and who is close to a small pro-Castro group in Miami has advised that these individuals are afraid that the assassination of the President may result in strong repressive measures being taken against them and, although pro-Castro in their feelings, regret the assassination.

The substance of the foregoing information was orally furnished to Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency and Captain William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency on November 23, 1963, by Mr. W. T. Forsyth of this Bureau.

# # #

I do remember that GHWB was head of the CIA when the Church Committee was looking into the CIA assassination programs. He made things all friendly-like and turned what had been a serious hunt for truth under previous DCI Colby into another dog-and-pony show that was big on show and light on facts.

Regarding Dallas: Now I don't know if Poppy was a trigger man, was only there to watch what happened or what just happened to be there. I do know Poppy Bush has never explained these memos. He's never even admitted where he was the day JFK was killed.

Seeing how he would go on to become President, as would his dim son, I believe it's vitally important that we learn the Truth.

Why? The United States and the world haven't been the same since November 22, 1963. And not a single major player in the nation's mass media have stepped up and demanded a real investigation. So, it's up to us, We the People.

What's more, Poppy Bush sheltered mass-murdering jet-bombing terrorists like Luis Posada Carriles.

The guy is a player in what criminologists see as a crime family. His father, for the record, was into business with the NAZIs before becoming a big shot in the Senate. And his idiot son was selected 5-4 by a fascist Supreme Court to "serve" as pretzeldent. Show me where I'm wrong about any of that and I'll apologize, bettyellen. Until then, so long.
July 7, 2015

Walker friend @ FBI DESTROYED EVIDENCE given to them by Lee Harvey Oswald BEFORE JFK assassination.

This DEMONSTRATES the leadership of the federal government's police agencies obstructed justice in the investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy.

Jim Hosty played bridge regularly with Robert Surrey, a close aide to General Edwin Walker, a leader of the radical Right Wing Minutemen in the area, whom John Kennedy had fired. Surrey had published the extremist handbill distributed on the street the day JFK died, attacking him. Hosty's job was surveilling radicals, the KKK, the Minutemen, Communists and so on. Maybe playing cards and extending friendship to Surrey was in the line of duty, like Oswald's gonorrhea contracted in Japan noted in his record as "in the line of duty."

SOURCE: Harrison E. Livingston, The Radical Right and the Murder of John F. Kennedy, p. 416


It also connects said officials to individuals themselves directly connected to the liberal, peace-loving, equality for all, Democratic president's murder. While this doesn't prove anything, it does show one way the ultraright-ultrarich have gotten away with murder -- and treason -- ever since, whether making a killing at the Wall Street casino requiring multi-trillion bailouts or killing a million Iraqis for their oil or 20 million Congolese for their gold: It's WHO you know.
July 7, 2015

Walker was behind the ''JFK-Wanted for Treason'' posters in Dallas on 22 November 1963.

The "Wanted For Treason" Flyer Distributed in Dallas Before JFK's Visit

By Rebecca Onion
Slate.com, Nov. 15, 2013

This flyer, around 5,000 copies of which were distributed around Dallas in the days before President Kennedy’s November 22, 1963 visit, accused Kennedy of a range of offenses, from being “lax” on Communism, to “appointing anti-Christians to Federal office,” to lying to the American people about his personal life.

General Edwin A. Walker, a Texan who served in World War II and the Korean War, had resigned his Army post in 1961 after a Kennedy-ordered investigation found that he had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activity on the job, by distributing John Birch Society literature to his troops. Walker moved to Dallas and became a leader of right-wing activity in the city (more on the full range of that activity here). The ex-General led resistance to James Meredith’s 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi and unsuccessfully ran for the position of Texas governor.

After the assassination, Walker’s organization was briefly under suspicion, and the Warren Commission investigation tracked these flyers to Walker’s aide Robert Surrey. Surrey had overseen the distribution of the sheets in the days prior to JFK’s arrival; members of Walker’s organization, acting on his behalf, placed them under windshield wipers and in newspaper racks.

CONTINUED w links...


Personally, I find it incredible that the authorities used Walker to further frame Oswald rather than finding out who he was working with or for or on, let alone suspected him of conspiracy in the assassination.

PS: Thank you for the kind words, Boomerproud! Back at you! Your Friendship means the world to me.

PPS: More on the flyer and Walker from some brave so-and-so: http://derosaworld.typepad.com/derosaworld/jfk-assassination/

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