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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obama Lies About Sequester

Remember when Obama supported the sequester cuts?

Hypocrisy on display.  Has Obama forgotten that Youtube exists.

Busted for lying for the umpteenth time.  Youtube is killing the Deficit President.  Even Democrat Bob Woodward felt the need to call out Obama for his blatant lies about not only having supported the automatic spending cuts, but actually having introduced the idea himself.  This is a must read.

WOODWARD: Obama lies on budget cuts...


Meanwhile, the U.S. Debt Machine rolls on, borrowing $50,000 per second.



Tillion Dollar Tuna by William Banzai7

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Austerity ,it's called AUSTERITY . Why is it called "sequester" ? Do they think Americans wont handle the truth ?
Feb 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM | Unregistered Commentermick
Also caught on tape: local news stations ALL reading from the same central script...


Conan's audience doesn't seem to grasp that every news report is scripted exactly like this one. Either that or they find their own brainswashed belief in 100% propaganda hilarious.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:15 AM | Registered CommenterCheyenne

I just posted the Conan clip on the front page about 20 minutes ago - In fact, exactly 3 minutes before you posted it here. Someone sent it to by email earlier. That is some bizarre timing.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:35 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

There is no austerity my friend. $85 billion in cuts, most of them going to defense, that is NOT austerity. That's called the best thing I've heard all week.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:36 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The timing is as crazy as that video is disturbing. Is there a single TV reporter left who writes his own goddamn material for ANYTHING? I mean, it's a story about fucking gas prices going up. How hard is it to write the script for that? I swear, every time I ask myself if I'm too hard on the media, something like this comes out and I discover that my cynicism isn't deep enough.

New policy as of now: if it's on TV and it's not a score, a temperature, or a price, I refuse to believe it until independently verifying it first hand.
Feb 26, 2013 at 12:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Yay... no more flu vaccines that cause more harm than good to the population.
Feb 26, 2013 at 3:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterWTH
If Dr. Seuss wrote about the sequester....very clever....also very accurate
I am so sick of both sides playing these games. The republicans should just let it pass and give him enough rope to hang himself. If he cuts wisely it will be beneficial to everyone.....if he makes cuts to punish the people they will rebel against his administration. He can't win if the GOP smartly lets the sequester happen. It was OBAMA'S idea....a case of unintended consequences awaits him. Already blaming this on the GOP is falling flat. He has no way out unless they GIVE it to him. I hope they don't fall for the bait....again


Morning Bell: Obama and the Seuss-quester

On Pennsylvania Avenue, right near the end, there lived a President who wanted to spend.
He knew spending meant power, so hour by hour, he thought up more spends from his Washington tower.
“I’ll spend without limits; I’ll spend without blame! Raising taxes to pay—that’s the name of the game.”
Down the street, though, a House filled with thriftier folk had a budget to pass, or the country’d go broke. “We can’t spend all day; we’ve got bills to pay! Let’s keep deficits and higher taxes away.”
The Senate next door to the House just refused. “We don’t like your budget. We’ve got some bad news: The President says we can spend all we want, and we’ll simply raise taxes whenever we choose.”
So they spent and they spent and they borrowed some more. And when all that was spent, they spent same as before.
But not everyone thought the spending was nice. In the House and the Senate, some spenders thought twice. “We’ll cut down on spending. We have a bad feeling…” then—SMACK!—right on schedule, they hit the debt ceiling.
Then the President’s office, confronted with debt: “If it’s cuts they want now, then it’s cuts they shall get. We’ll threaten such cuts that NO one would take, and show them that cuts are not smart to make.”
“This will make Congress move. We’ll just float out a tester… broad, haphazard cuts that we’ll call the sequester.”
The Senate and even the House said, “Okay! That will motivate us to find a good way. We’ll figure this out and stave off those cuts—to allow them to happen, we’d have to be nuts.”
So the deadline was set, but the spending went on. A year and a half had soon come and gone. The House passed a budget; the Senate said no; the President very much enjoyed the show.
“Spend higher! Spend faster! Grow the welfare rolls! Soon, love for the spending will show up in the polls.” He even raised taxes, but it wasn’t enough—the levels of spending grew too fast to keep up.
“Don’t you mind the sequester,” he told Capitol Hill. “You said you would fix it, and I’m sure you will.”
But they could not agree on ways to cut spending, and before they knew it, the sequester was pending.
“Oh no!” they all cried. “We can’t let these cuts stand!”
And the President said, “WHO thought of this terrible plan?”
They didn’t remember his plan all along. He distracted them with his spending-cut song. Now he returned to save them from harm, and to keep them forgetting all but his charm.
So the President said with a glint in his eye, “You tried to cut spending. I saw how you tried. But it’s just too painful—I’m sure you can see. From the beginning, you should have listened to me.”
“I’ll save you all from the spend-cutters’ axes. You see, the solution is just to raise taxes.”

We don’t know yet how this story will end. Will Congress raise taxes and continue to spend? We need a balanced budget with smarter cuts—reforming entitlements will take guts.
Let the President know that we’re onto his plan. Share this story with as many people as you can.
Feb 26, 2013 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhonda Reichel
Conan proved it....now think about how you formed your opinions

Were you brainwashed? It bothers me that TV is such a source of propaganda. Reminds me of how they kept repeating "he can't win" about Ron Paul ....and people still repeat it even today. He should have won. He was the only hope the GOP had for beating Obama. The only hope for America because he was the only one who would have made the changes we needed.

The foreign policy that everyone said was such a problem is proving to be the only real solution.
Our foreign policy has been a complete DISASTER for decades. Why doesn't anyone want to admit it?

That's how they influence elections....all it takes is for them to keep drumming something into your heads.
Feb 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhonda Reichel
Many wonder why some on the right call the media 'state run'... but they keep getting caught time and again parroting talking points likely given to them from the WH. Example from a couple years back: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8ee_1293229430
Feb 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh
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Jul 30, 2013 at 7:41 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
President Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake,’ Should Have Called Me First…


…Sony: Um, We Did



Sony Pictures Presents: the Propaganda Model

The Mighty Wurlitzer Plays On

By Bill Blunden, December 19, 2014

A few days ago both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal cited anonymous officials who

claimed that North Korea was responsible for the recent cyberattack on Sony. These agenda-setting

elements of the press conveyed the information without question, despite the fact that the evidence

provided has been (as journalist Kim Zetter put it) flimsy. Contemplating the corresponding headlines is

instructive. Check them out below:

As I wrote in the Times back in September of 2014, sophisticated anti-forensic technology is actively

being developed by both American intelligence services and private sector companies. To think that

other countries aren't doing the same is naive. False flag attacks are standard spy tradecraft.

Furthermore high ranking, ostensibly credible, national security officers like Keith Alexander, James

Clapper, and John Brennan have demonstrated the tendency to lie to the American public. Not small

innocent lies but rather colossal brazen lies. Lies regarding essential constitutional rights. Why, pray tell,

should we trust what we've been told by officials?

Your author contacted Zetter to offer the proverbial high-five and she voiced her frustration about the

complete lack of skepticism by reporters like Sanger and Perlroth. Blind acceptance is part of the miracle

of modern propaganda. As Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman described in their classic text

Manufacturing Consent the large multinational corporations that constitute the mainstream press are

able to frame debate and control the acceptable boundaries of public discourse by leveraging an

impressive messaging apparatus which burns through literally hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

Of course this isn’t the only instance in which the stalwarts of the corporate media have botched their

job as society’s watchdogs. Anyone following what’s happening over in Ukraine will also notice an

astounding groupthink on behalf of the press corp. What’s painted as Russian expansion is also a NATO

expansion. Putin is responding to Western incursion. Even an establishment figure like Henry Kissinger

admits as much (and when a guy like Kissinger starts making sense it’s a sign that something is seriously


All of this underscores the role of modern propaganda as an incredible tool of social control, a textbook

application of the science of coercion. The public is so distracted with celebrity gossip, mindless

entertainment, wildly inflated alleged national security threats, and empty consumption that they fail to

recognize the unraveling of our social fabric. Officials hyperventilate over an obscure contingent of

jihadists while disregarding far greater, but less spectacular, threats.

Sadly the countervailing ideologies and organizations that served to keep capitalism in check in the

aftermath of World War II have dwindled. Hence the plutocrats who funded the neoliberal revolution

have a captive audience and they’re free to kick and beat the rest of us with relative impunity, while

sanctioned policies like Quantitative Easing and offshoring allow them to swallow up nearly all economic


And to think that former NSA director Keith Alexander had the audacity to claim that Chinese cyber

espionage entailed the greatest transfer of wealth in history? Never mind the trillions spent on the selfperpetuating

military conflict in the Middle East.

As inequality grows and the global climate becomes less habitable, the immiseration of the average Joe

will inevitably lead to mobilization. The ruling class is well aware of what happened to French aristocrats

in the eighteenth century. To save themselves from a similar fate they will switch the cogs of the Mighty

Wurlitzer into high gear to give voice to popular discontent and subsequently co-opt emerging

movements. That’s how fascism normally works. Mass interception will also be employed to identify

activists and independent thinkers who see through the deluge of clever propaganda. Likewise a

militarized police force guided by programs like Garden Plot will be waiting in the wings as a last resort.

When this juncture is reached, where a critical mass of people are angry enough to take action, the

likelihood of a positive outcome will depend in part upon people acquiring access to alternative sources

of accurate information. In this way organizations can foster accountability and properly apply the

sustained pressure necessary to alter large systems. Looking out over a media landscape flooded by

corporate money and an endless series of murky deep-pocketed foundations, a modest self–funded

outfit at 251 West 89th Street is an encouraging sign: Season’s Greetings Cryptome.

Bill Blunden is an independent investigator whose current areas of inquiry include information security,

anti-forensics, and institutional analysis. He is the author of several books, including The Rootkit Arsenal

and Behold a Pale Farce: Cyberwar, Threat Inflation, and the Malware-Industrial Complex. Bill is the lead

investigator at Below Gotham Labs.
Dec 20, 2014 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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