Bush's Slump on Mad TV
If you've been hiding under a rock or you don't like to follow politics and need to catch up on the massive failures of the Bush Crime Family, watch this video!
Why Did Major Radio Stations Try & Silence This Man and His Music?
With the 3rd anniversary of this ridiculous war in Iraq upon us.. ask yourself how come major radio stations around the country including stations in Los Angeles ignored and Blackout this Anti-War record produced by Fredwreck.
He’s always been a political type of guy so he got a bunch of West Coast artists together around the start of the Iraq War and they dropped this Anti-war song which they offered up for free download..
They had apress conference and pout out a press release, but then all the big stations which normally play many of the artists featured on this song suddenly went dumb and tried to act like it doesn’t exist..
Track Features: Everlast, Tray Deee, Defari, Daz, J-Ro, RBX, Soopafly, Bad Azz, WC, Dilated Peoples, Mac Minister
Track Produced By: Fredwreck
Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth has just won the Democratic primary for her congressional race in Illinois. She is one out of the many Iraq War veterans who are running as Democrats for congress in 2006.
Well, we don't really know if they were Republican or not, but when Senator Russ Feingold visited one of the most conservative counties in Wisconsin this is what happened:
There were a few lighthearted moments and a bizarre one at the meeting in Belle Plaine.
The first questioner lauded Feingold, got on one knee, and then prayed that the senator become president. Feingold, clearly embarrassed, gently told the man, "Oh, don't do that."
Tina Mullen, 40, said she had two questions. "Are you running for president," she asked
Here's a cool documentary called "East of Havana" that might be worth checking out. From Sohh.com comes the scoop:
"East of Havana" details the life of three aspiring rappers in Cuba. The story also shows how the artists handle poverty and attempt to rise amidst a heavily politicized music industry. Theron put her own money up to finance Havana
East of Havana is an unflinching close-up on the lives and friendship of three young rappers compelled to address their generation's future from the confines of a Cuban ghetto. Soandry, Magyori, and Mikki possess the undeniable talent and charisma of pop icons; but within Cuba's fearless and rebellious undergound movement, they are also the defacto leaders, creating music whose cross-pollination of early American rap and Latin influences brings self-expression to its sharpest, riskiest, and most triumphant point.
"It makes no sense that the FBI would be spying on peace activists handing out flyers," said Jim Kleissler, Executive Director of the Thomas Merton Center for Peace & Justice. "Our members were simply offering leaflets to passersby, legally and peacefully, and now they're being investigated by a counter-terrorism unit. Something is seriously wrong in how our government determines who and what constitutes terrorism when peace activists find themselves targeted."Again, Russ Feingold looks like a friggin genius! He's ahead of the curve by solidly defending our constitutional rights to privacy. Any government with that much power is bound to abuse it. Here is the evidence of the abuse! Here is how we BEGIN to remedy the situation.
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"This is alot more like an impeachable offense than anything President Clinton ever did" - Senator Russ Feingold
Here's the story, a school teacher uses the morning announcements to attack the issue of gay rights by using the Holy Bible. An openly gay student gets offended (everyone has the freedom of speech to speak their piece dammit!) and then the Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts Jr. gets in on the action. Here's a quick quote of Mr. Pitts addressing the homophobic teacher:
"By which I mean people like you, who dress their homophobia up in Scripture, insisting with sanctimonious sincerity that it's not homophobia at all, but just a pious determination to live according to what the Bible says.
And never mind that the Bible also says it is ''disgraceful'' for a woman to speak out in church (1 Corinthians 14:34-36) and that if she has any questions, she should wait till she gets home and ask her husband. Never mind that the Bible says the penalty for going to work on Sunday (Exodus 35:1-3) is death. Never mind that the Bible says the man who rapes a virgin should buy her from her father (Deuteronomy 22:28-29) and marry her.
I'm going to speculate that you don't observe or support those commands. Which says to me that yours is a literalism of convenience, a literalism that is literal only so long as it allows you to condemn what you'd be condemning anyway and takes no skin off your personal backside.
As such, your claim that God sanctions your homophobia is the moral equivalent of Flip Wilson's old claim that the devil made him do it."
The self-made political rhyme monster and former Emcee Battle champ from Harlem drops some info on his next project "The Middle Passage". Immortal Technique has no problem using the full power of Hip Hop's global reach to criticize the Bush Crime Family and society's problems. With over 70,000 albums sold independently, his 3rd album is gonna continue exposing so-called "controversial" topics such as the fake "war on drugs", 9/11 cover-ups, police brutality, the exploitation of Black and Latino people in 3rd world countries, fake emcees, and the greed of the music business.
Ain't this some shit?
This past December, reports surfaced that detainees in a prison nearby Afghanistan were being tortured with Slim Shady's music. Now word is the Blonde lyricist's sounds are being used for similar reasons in Guantanamo Bay. Director Michael Winterbottom told Slim that officials play his tracks as a form of punishment to inmates. Winterbottom's The Road To Guantanamo details the life of four British inmates at Camp X-Ray.
"Music by Eminem was apparently used most of the time," Winterbottom revealed. Clifford Stafford Smith, who is presently attempting to bring a case against the US government's mistreatment of prisoners added, "Eminem would have good grounds for suing the government over abuse of his copyright."
Conyers, John Jr. U.S. Representative, D-MI
Holtzman, Elizabeth U.S. Representative (1973-1981), D-NY
Dean, John W. Counsel (Fmr.), White House
Lapham, Lewis H. Editor in Chief, [Harper's Magazine]
Ratner, Michael President, Center for Constitutional Rights
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A quick update on two of the most popular senators in D.C., first Illinois Senator Barack Obama comes up with a great plan to help our auto industry issues:
The federal government would pay 10 percent of the $6.7 billion in annual health costs for retirees that are weighing down General Motors, Ford and Chrysler if they'll commit to building more fuel-efficient cars, Obama proposed in a speech Tuesday before a panel at the National Governors Association conference. He called it a "win-win proposal for the industry."
The plan includes a new focus on biofuels, primarily cellulosic ethanol. His plan has five components:Sometimes the government needs to give the free markets a slight "nudge" to get them going in a direction that will benefit the greater good. Government spending should NOT bail out every industry that fucks up, but Obama's plan is more of a "trade" than a "bail out" because our environment doesn't have a voice or cash to influence the free markets. (But maybe Hurricane Katrina counts as a "voice").
Ramp up new fuel standards that will result in production of 65 billion gallons of alternative fuels per year by 2025.
Mandate that the federal government buy only flex fuel vehicles.
Within ten years, mandate that every car in America is a flex fuel vehicle. Include a $100 tax credit per vehicle to ease the pain.
Put yellow gas caps on all flex fuel vehicles.
Provide a $30,000 tax credit to any gas station that installs E85 pumps (i.e., a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline).
"America was founded on the principle of freedom for all people, and I strongly believe that the civil rights of all individuals should be vigorously upheld regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic make-up, or sexual orientation. Upholding the rights of all citizens has proven to be a struggle throughout our history, but nothing worthwhile is achieved without a struggle."
Bush declared four days after the storm, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" that gushed deadly flood waters into New Orleans. But the transcripts and video show there was plenty of talk about that possibility... and Bush was worried too.
"I want to assure the folks at the state level that we are fully prepared to not only help you during the storm, but we will move in whatever resources and assets we have at our disposal after the storm," the president said.
Good ol' John John and The Daily Show crew cook up another great segment filled with comedy and facts in order to shed light on the Bush Crime Family's fuck-ups. This one is called "Your Tax Dollar$ at War", dealing with... your tax dollars at war, the Iraq War.
Hip Hop legends, Chuck D and Africa Bambaataa held a Zulu Nation meeting last week to discuss the current problems in our Hip Hop community. In particular that attacked the corporate-owned radio stations that play 24 hours of poison and bullshit. This is what Chuck and Africa had to say (courtesy of Sohh.com):
"If you're playing 50 Cent, we want to hear Common Sense," said Bambaataa. "If you play Missy Elliot, we want to hear Sonic Force. If you play Sean Paul, we want to hear Bob Marley."
That's all you hear is a mixture of a thug life and children," said Chuck D. "How you going to make a club song and your marketing campaign is aimed at a 14-year-old? Why? A 14-year-old can't get into the goddamn club. And not only is it a club, it's a strip club. So what the hell does an 11-year-old who rushes home from school to turn on the radio or television know about strip clubs anyway?