Monday, August 27, 2007


Go See a Movie

Another One Bites the Dust

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday, ending months of calls that he would step down from the Justice Department over his role in the dismissal of federal prosecutors and role in expanding the power to spy on Americans.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush will likely nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.


Glenn Greenwald at Salon has some suggestions.

Or will they just keep thrashing their feet in the air?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday Night Music Videos

Come into my lounge and I'll open the Vault for you.
Tonight I will feature the Acoustic Guitar.
(click on banner)

BB2's Red Fender

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

America to the Rescue!

9/11 Presentiment and PNAC


Aired March 14, 2001


(Video link courtesy of z-ee)

Owtrayguss Indeed

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Police Busted Trying to Start Riot

Observant protesters busted the police using agents provocateurs at the North American leaders' summit in Montebello, Que.

This video shows the confrontation between the protesters and three police undercover officers acting as agents provocateurs trying to cause a disturbance at this past weekend's North American leaders' summit.

The Toronto Star reports:
Protesters are accusing police of using undercover agents to provoke violent confrontations at the North American leaders' summit in Montebello, Que.

Such accusations have been made before after similar demonstrations but this time the alleged "agents provocateurs" have been caught on camera.

The three are confronted by protest organizer Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Coles makes it clear the masked men are not welcome among his group of protesters, whom he describes as mainly grandparents.
The three subjects then pushed their way through the police line and were shoved to the ground and "arrested".

While laying on the ground a photographer snapped a picture revealing that the bottom of the boots worn by the provocateurs are identical to bottom of the boots of the uniformed officers making the "arrest".
Late Tuesday, photographs taken by another protester surfaced, showing the trio lying prone on the ground. The photos show the soles of their boots adorned by yellow triangles. A police officer kneeling beside the men has an identical yellow triangle on the sole of his boot.

Kevin Skerrett, a protester with the group Nowar-Paix, said the photos and video together present powerful evidence that the men were actually undercover police officers.

"I think the circumstantial evidence is very powerful," he said.

Police records show that only four protesters were arrested during the protest. All four persons arrested were known to protest organizers yet no record exists of the three "arrested" in the video:
Veteran protester Jaggi Singh, who is helping to circulate the video as widely as possible, said all four of those arrested are known to organizers and are genuine protesters.

"But we see very clearly in that video three (other) men being arrested . . . How do (police) account for these three people being taken in, being arrested? Where did they go?" Singh said.

"I have no hesitation in saying they were police agents . . . and they were caught red-handed.

Check out the photo yourself.
Compare the boot bottoms of the officer kneeling to those of the boots visible on two of the "arrestees".
(Click on the photos to enlarge them.)

This is another photo showing the boots of the third "arrestee" and a second uniformed officer - all the boots match!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Senator Patrick Leahy's pathetic tepid response to the Bush administration's refusal to comply with subpoenas regarding NSA spying.

When do we get some real representation?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Come into my lounge and I'll open the Vault for you.
Tonight I will feature the music of the Grateful Dead.
(click on graphic)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Be the Government; Join the Force

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Monday, August 13, 2007


Aww - Don't cry!

But I'm still waiting for this day:

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Come into my lounge and I'll open the Vault for you.
Tonight I will feature Songs of Protest

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Monday, August 06, 2007

In Memoriam

Prayers were offered for a nuclear-free world at a ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in World War II, held Monday at the Peace Memorial Park in the city.

"Here in the 21st century, the time has come when problems can actually be solved through the power of the people," Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba declared.

Akiba said he would call for the elimination of nuclear weapons, as it is the will of humanity, at a general meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments, an international organization of municipalities, to be held in South Korea in October.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

Come into my lounge and I'll open the Vault for you.
Tonight I will feature the music of Robert Fripp

Friday, August 03, 2007

It's the Weekend - Where Should I Go?

I think I'll start my journey at the ocean and head inland from there!

For the night I'll sleep in a lighthouse.

Heading east in the morning I'll pause to watch the sun rise over the central valley

before I hike the American River Canyon.

Later I'll drive through the pass at Yosemite

on the way to stroll the shores of Mono Lake.

Heading south I'll stop and see where Bogie made his last stand,

climb a mountain to touch the clouds,

and take an evening swim in lake Isabella.

Next I'll head east through Death Valley on the way to the Grand Canyon

where I'll hike Bright Angel Canyon to the other side.

After that I'll go back to Pariah and see if I can find a rattlesnake to photograph without stepping on it this time.

Then I'll go play in the mud.

Or maybe I'll save on gas, leave a smaller carbon imprint, just go here

and watch the stars rise!

All Photos BB2
Shot on Kodachrome 64
with Canon F1 35mm camera.
Digitally Scanned from slides.
(White cabin shot with Fuji Finepix
S5000 digital camera)

Thursday, August 02, 2007