frankilin roosevelt

It's not about being liberal or conservative anymore y'all. That is a hype offered by the fascist whores who want to confuse the people with lies while they turn this country into an aristocratic police state. Some people will say anything to attain power and money. There is no such thing as the Liberal Media, but the Corporate media is very real.

Check out my old  Voice of the People page.

Gino Napoli
San Francisco, California
High School Math Teacher

Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.

a middle-aged
George Washington

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Saturday, 11 November 2006 at 12h 47m 35s

Honoring our veterans of foreign wars

Wednesday, 8 November 2006 at 19h 19m 8s

Bush's angels

Wednesday, 8 November 2006 at 12h 35m 58s

The Attempted Scam of Measure L

Out here in liberal-land, the sleepy coastal town of Pacifica, California -- 10 miles south of San Francisco -- got into a fight with an multi-millionaire corporate financier from South Florida named R. Donahue Peebles. He bought a piece of property called the Quarry and got a ballot measure called "L" to be voted on by the people of Pacifica, California that would have rezoned the property for up to 355 houses.

Click here to read about the real issues of why Mr. Peebles bothered to spend a lot of money to get Measure L passed. A lot of people naively give Mr. Peebles a lot of respectable, non-duplicitous descriptions. Mr. Peebles threatened to sell out to Walmart if the measure didn't pass. Some persons now think taxes have to be raised, while believing the costs of new homes and construction would be offset by generous forecasts of assumed future revenue.

Click here for another view that is more realistic.

Click here for the Bay Guardian story.

A flattering article about Mr. Peebles in Inc magazine brings out the keen eye of the fine line manipulator at work on a project he re-sold in Florida (eerily similar to this current project) [SOURCE]

"The owners were asking for $25 million to $30 million, but no one was willing to pay because it wasn't going to make money unless it got rezoned -- the building couldn't be taller than 40 feet. The rezoning would take two years. I found a loophole that would allow us to go up to 200 feet in height and offered $10 million, contingent on the rezoning. ... After the Bath Club got rezoned, a brokerage firm offered me $42 million for the property."

And just follow the money people [SOURCE] :

The current total spending by the Peebles-funded "Yes on L" campaign through 10/21/06 is $1,310,384.78 according to the campaign's official election filing report (warning: large 3MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file).

That's $415,247.75 just over the last 21 days, or $19,773.70 per day.

Only $3,502.47-- less than 1% of the money spent this period-- went to Pacifica businesses, and almost all of it was rent for office space. If Measure L is supposed to be a financial boon to Pacifica businesses, it sure hasn't been so far.

The Peebles-funded campaign spent $103,455.39 on a firm in San Francisco for canvassers to go door-to-door here.

This land is a cold, wind driven open space along side a rising mountain that is boxed in by ocean and one four lane highway. There is no study or plan that 355 houses can be feasibly built, but nevertheless the number is 355. Now this big Florida land-developer Peebles buys the property a year ago, yet he offers no development plan? He insists he get Measure L passed so the number of houses can become 355, because it is quite possible that an official study would determine a number less than 300.

Keep in mind his own words :"After the Bath Club got rezoned, a brokerage firm offered me $42 million for the property."

I don't believe this financial minded buisness savvy investor buys anything without a plan. The plan was to use Measure L as a means to obtain a favorable re-zoning that could not have occurred by the normal means. Peebles is not interested in doing the development himself, or else he would have put one together. Instead he spends more than a million dollars trying to get Measure L passed so he can use the Measure to inflate the value of the land and resell it for a profit, maybe to another "brokerage firm."

David Blackman needs to re-join the do nothing minority that he represents. How much of his campaign funding helped him build those expensive pugnacious wooden green signs that he placed everywhere ? He also bought a quarter page ad in the Pacifica Tribute where he talked about the "quarry project" that he "was involved in" and swore this was only the first step, as if he was an insider.

The first step to what, David? Tell us what you really know.

Obviously Pacificans see right through you, that's why you got 5th place with only 14.2% of the 3,000 who bothered to vote yesterday.

Wednesday, 8 November 2006 at 17h 25m 0s

The news media according to Hugh Hewitt

And it is a wonderful day for new media, especially talk radio. For two years we have had to defend the Congressional gang that couldn't shoot straight. Now we get to play offense.


As Dean has pointed out, congratulations are in order to the Dems who ran a skillful campaign that kept the focus on the GOP's scandals and away from the left's agenda. The GOP couldn't recover from Foley's repulsive conduct, and the enemy was willing to kill randomly in the run-up to the vote in order to demoralize an American public.

From Hugh Hewitt, a good-ole boy television "personality" explaining why he is a media hack. Hewitt defends corruption and incompetence, and attacks progress and integrity. That is what he meant when he said "we get to play offense." Notice how smoothly he says the Democrats "kept the focus on the GOP's scandals and away from the left's agenda" and sort of blames the Iraqi conflict for being "willing to kill randomly ... in order to demoralize" the American public.

Are you kidding me? Dragging out that bogeyman called the "Left's agenda" in order to not talk about the issues, which is, Hubert, what the agenda of the Democratic party is all about : how to end the corruption you busily defend, how to stop the incompetence you make excuses for, how to truly put the nations finances in order instead of talking tough and doing nothing. Most of all, how to stop putting our troops in the middle of a civil war rather than lying about it all the time.

There are a lot of persons all over the world who want to kill us. That is not the reason you invade countries, destroy the infrastructure, rape the budget with cost-plus contracts without reconstructing anything, and then build dozens of permanent bases armed by men with guns.

You are demoralizing the American public Mr. Hewitt.

Read the entire article if you want, but Hewitt is full of shit. He's a dishonest con artist. That's why the corporate media allows him to speak on televsion on the time.

Friday, 3 November 2006 at 19h 5m 17s

This is unbelievable

[SOURCE -- The New York Times.]

November 3, 2006
Congress Tells Auditor in Iraq to Close Office

Investigations led by a Republican lawyer named Stuart W. Bowen Jr. in Iraq have sent American occupation officials to jail on bribery and conspiracy charges, exposed disastrously poor construction work by well-connected companies like Halliburton and Parsons, and discovered that the military did not properly track hundreds of thousands of weapons it shipped to Iraqi security forces.

And tucked away in a huge military authorization bill that President Bush signed two weeks ago is what some of Mr. Bowen’s supporters believe is his reward for repeatedly embarrassing the administration: a pink slip.

The order comes in the form of an obscure provision that terminates his federal oversight agency, the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, on Oct. 1, 2007. The clause was inserted by the Republican side of the House Armed Services Committee over the objections of Democratic counterparts during a closed-door conference, and it has generated surprise and some outrage among lawmakers who say they had no idea it was in the final legislation.

Thursday, 2 November 2006 at 18h 51m 37s

Grand Opera Pugilists

Thursday, 2 November 2006 at 18h 43m 40s

The Meat Industry

Click here for an incredible online video documentary about the American Meat industry from chickens and turkeys, to pork and cattle. It is narrated by Alec Baldwin, and will surely blow your mind and make you reconsider your eating habits.

Wednesday, 1 November 2006 at 19h 42m 10s

Expenses for the dead

Click here for the Reuters article by Andrea Shalal-Esa published in the Washington Post.

The U.S. Air Force is asking the Pentagon's leadership for a staggering $50 billion in emergency funding for fiscal 2007 -- an amount equal to nearly half its annual budget, defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute said on Tuesday.

. . .

"This amount of money is so much bigger than the Air Force would normally request ... it hints at a basic breakdown in the process for planning and funding war costs," said Thompson

So in other words, it looks like the budget on the books has plenty of extra hidden costs in the years ahead. But don't worry, we can just raise the debt ceiling(click for google search), which is currently 8.2 trillion dollars.

Click here for Representative Ron Paul's view in 2003 on government debt. (Note: Ron Paul is that rare Republican with actual integrity who is worth listening to.)

Of course, the budget would not be taxed had we not ventured off on these foreign escapades, instead of coordinating a world collective of police agencies to ferret out the terrorist cells and networks. So far this has been the most effective method to date, rather than invading countries, writing the constitutions, and building permanent bases in those countries.

Okay, let's just play the devil's advocate. Taking out Saddam was a good thing. Why are we building fourteen permanent bases in what is supposed to be a sovereign nation? Did France build military bases in the United States when they helped the American colonists defeat Great Britain in 1779-1783 ? The new government has been established, why are American soldiers responsible for the history of the Iraqi nation? The Iraqi people want us to go, and we are wasting American lives that are better spending in other parts of the world.

The day of reckoning is near. Why do I hear a distant snowball coming?

Wednesday, 1 November 2006 at 18h 6m 32s

Faulty machines, again

Why do the computer voting glitches always favor the Republicans? God damn it ... Why?

[SOURCE : KFDM Channel 6]

There's a video to watch at the link above too. Click here to watch.

Early voting runs through Friday, November 3rd. KFDM continues to get complaints from Jefferson County voters who say the electronic voting machines are not registering their votes correctly. Friday night, KFDM reported about people who had cast straight Democratic ticket ballots, but the touch-screen machines indicated they had voted a straight Republican ticket.

Some of those voters including Lamar University professor, Dr. Bruce Drury, believe the problem is a programming error. Saturday, KFDM spoke to another voter who says it's not just happening with straight ticket voting, he says it's happening on individual races as well, Jerry Stopher told us when he voted for a Democrat, the Republican's name was highlighted.

Stopher said, "There's something in these machines, in this equipment, that's showing Republican votes when you vote for Democrats, and I know Ms. Guidry's a nice lady, and she's working hard, but her theory that my fingernail was somehow over the Republican button is just unrealistic, my fingernail was not. The equipment is not working properly as far as I can tell

[SOURCE: Miami Herald , 28 October 2006]

Debra A. Reed voted with her boss on Wednesday at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center near Fort Lauderdale. Her vote went smoothly, but boss Gary Rudolf called her over to look at what was happening on his machine. He touched the screen for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis, a Democrat, but the review screen repeatedly registered the Republican, Charlie Crist.


Mauricio Raponi wanted to vote for Democrats across the board at the Lemon City Library in Miami on Thursday. But each time he hit the button next to the candidate, the Republican choice showed up. Raponi, 53, persevered until the machine worked. Then he alerted a poll worker.

Not one story about someone trying to vote Republican but the machine persistantly chooses the Democratic candidate instead. Not one single story in 2004 and now 2006. All of the stories of voting "irregularities" favor the Republicans.

Computers fail randomly. How is this 100% favorability rate possible without some intended design?

Yes, they are stealing the votes. They pay the news media millions and billions to spin the reason why they win and to get all of us to focus on non- issues, when the actual reason they are winning comes from the multiplicity of the Republican's anti-democratic tactics.

This isn't political. I would detest the Democratic party was equal excoriation if they were also anti-democratic, but it is not the Democratic party which has become infested with neo-con fascist nazi's.

They have to cheat because they know they will lose if they fight fair. They have to fund lie manufacturing and pay for liars to act like lawyers because the truth will defeat them everytime. They can't stand an honest discussion of ideas and thoughts, because they don't care what anyone thinks and are not interested in talking. They know better than you, so get outta the way.

Then when they fuck up everything that they do, when they turn their back on every belief they ever espoused, then it is god damn pride that they spray like arrogance to vehemently insist upon their unblemished wisdom and integrity.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 at 21h 36m 54s

Rumsfeld's Insanity

From M. Kane Jeeves [SOURCE ] -- always a good read.

Rummy was in full fang mode because, the day before, hot on the heels of Bush banishing the terms “stay the course,” “time-tables,” and, presumably, “cut and run” (replacing them with “shifting our tactics” and “constant readjustment,” “the Iraqis meeting benchmarks” and “severing and sauntering”), Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki smacked-down the U.S., stating: “I affirm that this government represents the will of the people and no one has the right to impose a timetable on it.”

Then he said the new Bush plan was prompted by American electoral politics: “I am sure that this is not the official policy of the U.S. government, but it is a result of the election race going on and we are not much concerned with it.”

Ignoring the real world as usual, Rumsfeld attacked the press for playing up the U.S.-Iraqi dust-up: ” Well, it’s a political season, and everyone’s trying to make a little mischief out of this and make — turn it into a political football and see if we can’t get it on the front page of every newspaper and find a little daylight between what the Iraqis say or someone in the United States says or somebody else in the United States says.

“And I mean, it is not complicated. I’ve explained it two or three times. The president did an excellent job of explaining it yesterday. ”

In terms of these new “benchmarks,” the Iraqis are supposed to “meet?” Rummy declared: “Now, you’re looking for some sort of a guillotine to come flowing down if some date isn’t met. That is not what this is about. This is complicated stuff. It’s difficult. We’re looking out into the future. No one can predict the future with absolute certainty.”