Saturday, August 30, 2008



CAN SARAH PALIN DEBATE JOE BIDEN? Will it be a case of dueling victims? Biden's son Beau is going to Iraq in November; Palin's son goes to Iraq in September. Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident and raised his sons alone for years. If the Rovebots use Palin's precious Down Syndrome child as a political maneuver (to show that we must force all women, even rape and incest victims as young as 12, to bring a child into the world against their will, which reeks of fascism is you ask me) then Obama should bring up the S-Chip program and the fact that McCain voted against health care for low-income children 5 years in a row!!! Most Americans could not afford to raise a Down Syndrome child on the McCain health plan.

I have to admit Sarah Palin's story is fascinating: a moose-hunting mother of five, with a special-needs child. God Bless her for being a good mother. But she is pro-gun, pro-NRA, pro-drilling, anti-environment and anti-choice (I refuse to say "pro-life" because anyone who believes it's okay to kill fellow humans in invasion-wars or hunt wild animals — is not pro-life!

And she will never get Hillary's supporters who are mainly women over 50, marginalized by the UNEQUAL pay for equal work agenda of the McCain neocons who voted against the Equal Rights Amendment for decades! I have to wonder if Hillary's supporters are against the ERA and against Choice! Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s more of the same with a vengeance.

Palin is a beautiful former Miss Alaska, or as my radio co-host, Doug Basham puts it, she's a "MILF." But she is pro-BIG OIL and her husband owes his education to BP Offshore Oil Co. that has been trying to increase taxes on oil. London-based BP is heavily involved in the gas pipeline negotiations with his wife's administration. This is a serious conflict of interest.


Obama has transcended petty partisan politics by uniting us all in a speech that was severe, hard-hitting and transformational. He is a true leader and not a "celebrity." This election is about US: you and me, patriotic Americans joining together against the dark forces of corporate greed, cronyism, oil and war profiteering. Obama is a symbol of the American Dream and of our enlightened nature as a people. No matter what devious political maneuvering McCain and the Rovebots engage in — the TRUTH will win, for the truth has a liberal bias. Obama simply told the truth with strength, passion, empathy and honesty. - Lydia

Obama: 'Don’t tell me Democrats won’t defend this country!'

Obama's Thursday speech, delivered before about 75,000 at the football home of the Denver Broncos, not only topped this past year's Oscars (32 million), but every night of the just-concluded Beijing Games (which, at its best, scored 34.9 million), and last spring's American Idol finale (31.7 million).

Obama has transcended petty partisan politics by uniting us all in a speech that was severe, hard-hitting and transformational. He is a true leader and not a "celebrity." This election is about US: you and me, patriotic Americans joining together against the dark forces of corporate greed, cronyism, oil and war profiteering. Obama is a symbol of the American Dream and of our enlightened nature as a people. No matter what devious political maneuvering McCain and the Rovebots engage in — the TRUTH will win, for the truth has a liberal bias. Obama simply told the truth with strength, passion, empathy and honesty. - Lydia

Touching on a centrist chord, he said Americans might disagree on issues such as abortion and guns, but they should be able to find a common ground that would reduce unwanted pregnancies and protect the second amendment while keeping AK-47's from criminals.

"He directly addressed a lot of hot-button issues that Democrats usually run away from," said delegate Sam Hagedorn, of Rochester. "It was moving, it was energetic, and it called on us to be better citizens here in America and around the world."

Obama also delivered a lot of the red meat his supporters have been waiting for, reminding people of what he has done, while saying, "John McCain doesn't get it."
By Seth McLaughlin, Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN


Sarah Palin's husband works for BP offshore oil Co. that has been trying to increase taxes on oil...

What a conflict of interest. I am so friggin sick of Republicans who do nothing but raise oil prices. First the Bush and Cheney oil clan, Condaleeza used to be an executive at Shell, and now the VP is a little devil in disguise, whose husband has been giving the green light to do offshore oil drilling in Northern Alaska and who has helped contribute to the rise in oil prices. I guess it really is true that gas will go to $7/gallon with Republicans in office. Wake up! Don't let the economy take a further dive...I don't want to be robbed further by these oil thieves who are driving record inflation.

Todd Palin, who took college courses, but does not have a degree, said he is grateful for the training he received from the multinational oil company BP starting in 1989.

Until recently, he earned hourly wages as a production operator in a BP-run facility that separates oil from gas and water. Palin was making between $100,000 and $120,000 a year before he went on leave in December to make more time for his family and avoid potential conflicts of interest. London-based BP is heavily involved in the gas pipeline negotiations with his wife's administration.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008


DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COVERAGE Listen Live! to the Basham and Cornell Radio heard weekday mornings at 8 a.m. on 1230 AM KLAV in Las Vegas and worldwide on the web — for fun, witty DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COVERAGE complete with soundbites and highlights including the Clinton and Biden speeches!

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Did you just watch the roll call at the Convention -- when Illinois yielded to New York and Hillary officially gave all her delegates to Obama - and there was wild dancing and tears. I am so in love with America right now I feel like a nerd! (Guess that's nothing new...)



ALWAYS REMEMBER: The Republicans inherited the biggest budget surplus in history from Bill Clinton and drove our economy into the ground while killing the soul of regular Americans and bankrupting the middle class. John McCain is George Bush with more anger issues. Plus, John McCain "doesn't believe that women deserve equal pay for equal work" or the right to access legal abortion.


HERE IS MY BIG QUESTION: Given the gulf of differences between the Democrats and McCain, why would a Hillary supporter support McCain over Obama? What are they, nuts?

As Bob Casey said, "John McCain is not a maverick, he's Bush's sidekick!" A vote for McCain is a vote against HEALTH CARE FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN, a vote against health care for everyone, a vote for more death of our young troops, for more war, for more corporate corruption, for more cronies and lobbyists, for more greed, for more anti-American sentiments abroad. And a vote for John McCain is a deeply unChristian, unethical, amoral vote that will set us back light years. A vote for John McCain is a vote for GEORGE BUSH AND his criminal corruption that stole billions of our taxpayer dollars in Iraq.

So please explain how on earth a sane person who cares about human life could vote for John McCain? Please leave comments in the thread.


MICHELLE OBAMA'S SPEECH touched me deeply. It was so heartfelt, so honest and clear, there is no doubt whom should be our next president. There is no comparison between the candidates in the "honesty department."

Stay tuned for Wednesday night when Bill Clinton takes the stage to cheerlead for Obama!

This is the most important election of our time and I was blown away by Caroline Kennedy's introduction to her uncle Teddy. Ted Kennedy is a liberal lion and has always fought for the common man in his long Senatorial career.

Friday, August 22, 2008



On Friday night I asked readers to please post their choices and opinions in the comment section: will Obama's Vice Presidential pick be Biden, Clinton, Richardson, Bayh, Nunn?

I think it will be Joe Biden - which is GREAT! But I am still holding out hope that it will be Hilary Clinton.


I believe our primary purpose in this existence is to learn to love each other. First we have to love and accept ourselves and then transfer that love and acceptance to others — because you can't give what you haven't got. Spirituality for me means smashing the ego. It’s about human kindness, seeing the good in others no matter how bad they look. It’s not sitting on some mountain top in a self-centered quest to find God. But the only solution to personal agony is to start focusing on love, which is a power greater than yourself. But everything has to be taken with a dose of humor.

After my TV series ended, I went to hell and back. I really went through some terrifyingly dark days, years. When I say I found God, I mean a supernatural force literally lifted me up and installed into me a peace of mind I never thought possible. When I gave up alcohol, drugs, worry and fear — a veil of anesthesia lifted. Amazing coincidences started happening; I found a key to the door by simply surrendering the intellectual habit of being arrogant. You have to become as innocent as a child to let this gift in.

I want to clear a few thing up that I said about religion. I’m not putting down fundamentalists — but many of the most vocal ones do not act very Christian. Christ taught never to judge others or to fight and take vengeance on others. The idea that Christ would ever condone war is laughable. His law of love is a spiritual law. It is difficult to grasp this kind of love with the limited human mind. But we must love our enemies as much as we love ourselves, because we are all one. We must meet hate with love. How can fundamentalists condemn gays? And how can they murder abortion doctors and call themselves pro-life! Is killing pro-life?

All the most important things are invisible to the conscious eye: love, beauty, joy, thought. If we only believed in what we could see, then we would still believe the earth was flat — and not spinning. Galileo, who was condemned by the Catholic Church for saying that the earth revolved around the sun — and forced to state that it stands still, muttered, “Nevertheless, it does spin!”

Between animal and angel are several levels of ascension. In the animal stage, man is ruled by his sex drive, ego and childlike behavior. Extremely immature, he lives in a state of craving and wanting. But when he awakwens and realizes life is about getting rid of the ego and serving others -- he begins to fall under the law of Grace. But once he gains a conscience, there is no going back.

No matter what is going on in your life, stop for a moment and breathe deeply. Inhale love, exhale fear and focus on what you have to be grateful for.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wag the Dog

In the 1997 movie “Wag the Dog” the premise of the plot was to use war and threats of war to distract the public from the economic calamity that was really happening within the country. The plan in the movie was very simply to assert "There’s a crisis in the White House, and to save the election, they’d have to fake a war."

Some are wondering if the fighting between the country of Georgia and Russia, which has started three months before the U.S elections were part of the same movie premise contained within “Wag the Dog.”

Consider the facts taking place in the U.S economy. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just announced record losses, and so had most reporting corporations. Unemployment was mounting, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere. The stock market continued to fall as has the value of the dollar.

James Turk economist and author speculated "The banking problems in the United States continue to mount, while the federal government’s deficit continues to soar out of control. So what happened to cause the dollar to rally over the past three weeks? In a word, intervention. Central banks have propped up the dollar:

"When central banks intervene in the currency markets, they exchange their currency for dollars. Central banks then use the dollars they acquire to buy US government debt instruments so that they can earn interest on their money. The debt instruments central banks acquire are held in custody for them at the Federal Reserve, which reports this amount weekly.

The Federal Reserve reported holding $2,349 billion of US government paper in custody for central banks. This amount had grown over the past three weeks to $2,401 billion, a 38.4% annual rate of growth. So central banks were accumulating dollars over the past three weeks at a rate far above what one would expect as a result of the US trade deficit. The logical conclusion is that they were intervening in currency markets. They were buying dollars for the purpose of propping it up, to keep the dollar from falling off the edge of the cliff and doing so ignited a short covering rally, which is not too difficult to do given the leverage employed in the markets these days by hedge funds and others."

Some $400 billion in Adjustable Rate Mortgages will be due by October of this year. A wide majority of these loans are expected to default leaving the strong possibility of a pending economic collapse.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac received a $800 billion credit line that will soon be gone once the coming mass of mortgage defaults take place. Banks everywhere are facing overwhelming write-offs, putting the entire banking system near collapse. Should the government provide another bailout it would bankrupt the nation.

Author and Commentator Mike Whitney reiterated the thoughts of many recently when he said "Washington’s bloody fingerprints are all over the invasion of South Ossetia. Georgia President Mikhail Saakashvili would never dream of launching a massive military attack unless he got explicit orders from his bosses at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all, Saakashvili owes his entire political career to American power-brokers and US intelligence agencies. If he disobeyed them, he’d be gone in a fortnight.”

Is the Russia-Georgia conflict another “Wag the Dog ”scenario as many are speculating? Considering the length the Bush administration and their surrogate John McCain have already gone to force a never ending war with Iraq, and the economic collapse that is lurking around the corner as well as the upcoming presidential elections, the “Wag the Dog” tale looks more plausible everyday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


We don't need a "Fairness Doctrine" in media. We need an honesty doctrine. Jerome Corsi and most of the right wing media is inherently dishonest. Analyze it: all they do is attack, smear and lie. Upcoming blog on the malicious liar Jerome Corsi... stay tuned.

After soaring for months, prices for oil, rice, and other commodities are going down. Reporter Ron Scherer discusses some good news for consumers: falling commodity prices. See more below.

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American wunderkind Michael Phelps became the most successful Olympian in history with 11 gold medals after victory in the 200 metres butterfly and 4x200m relay finals at the Water Cube.

The 23-year old won his fourth gold medal of the Beijing Games in another world record performance of 1:52.03, improving on his time of 1:52.09 set at last year's world championships in Melbourne.


NEW YORK - After sprinting to record levels this spring, the prices for basic commodities have now fallen 20 to 30 percent.

Prices are now lower on staples such as rice, wheat, corn, and soybeans. Also down are prices for metals such as aluminum, zinc, and copper. The commodity almost everyone follows – oil – is off nearly 20 percent as well, dropping Friday to its lowest level since May 1.

Falling commodity prices have important economic implications. They may indicate that the global economy – especially in terms of the role played by fast-growing countries such as China – is beginning to slow. The prices also take some pressure off the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates to counter inflation. Last Tuesday, the Fed kept short-term rates unchanged, but it did indicate it was still concerned about inflation.

The decline in commodity prices, if it continues, could also give consumers a little more money in their wallets to pay for something other than gasoline and groceries.

"The falling prices helps shore up consumer spending and also has an effect on inflation," says Jay Bryson, global economist at Wachovia Economics Group in Charlotte, N.C. "The Fed probably does not need to tighten interest rates now."

The prospect of interest rates remaining at low levels helped ignite a significant rally in the stock market last Tuesday, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 331 points. On Friday, the rally continued, with the Dow climbing 302.89 points to close the week at 11734.32.

Although it may be too soon for the falling prices to be reflected in national inflation statistics, some of them are starting to work their way through to Americans' wallets. Last week, for example, King Arthur Flour reduced the prices on four grades of its product by 15 percent. On April 1, the company, which makes premium flour, had increased prices by 46 percent. "That price increase did not cover the difference in our costs," says Michael Bittel, senior vice president and general manager of the Norwich, Vt., company. Nevertheless, King Arthur Flour went ahead with a price decrease. "We were hoping the price would come down and we could pass that reduction back to our customers," Mr. Bittel says.

Good conditions for growing crops are partly why the grain markets have dropped in price, says William Lapp, president of Advanced Economic Solutions in Omaha, Neb. "We've had frequent rain events and no persistent heat to affect yields, so the crop is off to a decent start," says Mr. Lapp, adding, "But the questions remain: Will we have a long enough growing season since it's been cooler than normal, and how much of the crop was drowned out this spring?"

On Tuesday, some of the questions will be answered when the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives its first official crop report. "Usually they are accurate to within about 5 percent of the crop estimate," says Lapp, a former chief economist at ConAgra Foods.

Despite the current decline in grain prices, they remain high on a historical basis. For example, corn prices are historically between $2 and $3 a bushel. They are now $5 a bushel, down from $8 a bushel. "It's kind of like calling gasoline at $3.50 a gallon cheap," Lapp says.

Rice, another key food commodity, has also declined in price. Earlier this year, rough rice was selling for as much as $25 per 100 pounds on the Chicago Board of Trade. Now, it's close to $16 per 100 pounds, a decline of 36 percent. However, it is still about 60 percent higher than it was last year at this time.

By Ron Scherer | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor


Monday, August 11, 2008

McCain's Flip-Flops and Extramarital Affairs

McCain has admitted to having extramarital affairs. "Sound marriages can be hard to recover after great time and distance have separated a husband and wife. We are different people when we reunite," McCain wrote. "But my marriage's collapse was attributable to my own selfishness and immaturity more than it was to Vietnam, and I cannot escape blame by pointing a finger at the war. The blame was entirely mine."

Carol, who remains on good terms with her former husband, generally has avoided reporters interested in hearing her side of the story.

She did briefly address her divorce to Timberg: "The breakup of our marriage was not caused by my accident or Vietnam or any of those things. I don't know that it might not have happened if John had never been gone. I attribute it more to John turning 40 and wanting to be 25 again than I do to anything else." From "Arizona, the early years by Dan Nowicki, Bill Muller The Arizona Republic

JOHN McCAIN'S MASTER FLIP-FLOP LIST from The Carpetbagger Report

* McCain criticized TV preacher Jerry Falwell as “an agent of intolerance” in 2002, but later decided to cozy up to the man who said Americans “deserved” the 9/11 attacks. (Indeed, McCain even hired Falwell’s debate coach. Falwell has since died.)

* McCain thought Bush’s warrantless-wiretap program circumvented the law; now he believes the opposite.

* McCain has repeatedly said it’s a dangerous mistake to tell the “enemy” when U.S. troops would be out of Iraq. In May, McCain announced that most American troops would be home from Iraq by 2013.

* McCain was against expanding the GI Bill before he was for it.

* McCain staunchly opposed Obama’s Iraq withdrawal timetable, and even blasted Mitt Romney for having referenced the word during the GOP primaries. In July, after Iraqi officials endorsed Obama’s policy, McCain said a 16-month calendar sounds like “a pretty good timetable.”

* McCain used to oppose Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy, but he reversed course in February.

* In 2000, McCain accused Texas businessmen Sam and Charles Wyly of being corrupt, spending “dirty money” to help finance Bush’s presidential campaign. McCain not only filed a complaint against the Wylys for allegedly violating campaign finance law, he also lashed out at them publicly. In April, McCain reached out to the Wylys for support.

* McCain supported a major campaign-finance reform measure that bore his name. In June, he abandoned his own legislation.

* McCain used to think that Grover Norquist was a crook and a corrupt shill for dictators. Then McCain got serious about running for president and began to reconcile with Norquist.

* McCain took a firm line in opposition to torture, and then caved to White House demands.

* McCain gave up on his signature policy issue, campaign-finance reform, and won’t back the same provision he sponsored just a couple of years ago.

* McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University before he was for it.

* McCain was anti-ethanol. Now he’s pro-ethanol.

* McCain was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag.

* And now he’s both for and against overturning Roe v. Wade.

It’s not exactly a newsflash that McCain is veering ridiculously to the right in a rather shameless attempt to reinvent himself, but Dems should take advantage of the situation and help establish the narrative now. Despite his rather embarrassing record of late, we still have major media figures telling the public that “no one would accuse McCain of equivocating on anything.”

Now is the time to begin characterizing McCain — accurately — as a man with no principle beliefs. Dems should not only criticize McCain’s constantly evolving opinions on nearly everything, they should openly mock him for it now, so that the storyline becomes second nature (like the GOP did with “serial exaggerator” Al Gore).

The nation is seeing McCain 2.0, and we like the old one better.

For a much more detailed updated list go to:

Friday, August 08, 2008


The OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY in BEJING is the most stunning, spectacular, mind-boggling event I have ever witnessed, with the history of China told in human scrolls. Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism were represented in gorgeous pageants...

I am so happy that the IOC lifted the ban on Iraq. I was devastated when sprinter Dana Hussein thought all her hope was lost. I have been praying non-stop for her tso go to the Olympics. Here's an excerpt from Sports Illustrated:

Some athletes have been through far more adversity than others to reach the Beijing Olympics. Iraqi sprinter Dana Hussein is one of them. A sniper took a potshot at her while she was training in Baghdad. She runs in donated spikes. And all the risks she takes were almost for nothing: A dispute with the International Olympic Committee nearly kept Iraq out of the games.Triumphs of the human spirit; it's not winning but taking part. Hussein embodies both those sporting ideals. In Beijing, the terrors of Baghdad are being replaced by a new fear: having to measure her speed against the world's best.


A Personal Note: I want to honor Elizabeth Edwards' wishes by respecting her right to privacy during this trying time, but I have to say I am stunned and deeply disappointed by John Edwards' affair. I interviewed the Senator, his incredible wife Elizabeth and their daughter Cate Edwards — each on three on separate occasions for our radio show. I have always had the highest respect for Edward's humanitarian work, his plan for One America, his stance on eliminating poverty and his plan for universal health care. I adore his wife Elizabeth and she has been in my prayers since her admission that she has cancer. I have long been intrigued with how the "human element" often brings the best men down. The Edwards' affair is like a Shakespearean tragedy. Politicians seem to have feet of clay. In fact, all humans are flawed. As Leonard Cohen puts it, "There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." - Lydia

Elizabeth Edwards: 'John made a terrible mistake'

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards -- who today has admitted he had an affair with another woman and then lied about it during the '08 campaign -- has posted a statement on her diary.

It reads, in part:

"John made a terrible mistake in 2006. The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him did not make it any easier for me to hear when he told me what he had done. But he did tell me. And we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007. This was our private matter, and I frankly wanted it to be private because as painful as it was I did not want to have to play it out on a public stage as well"

She also writes:

"The toll on our family of news helicopters over our house and reporters in our driveway is yet unknown. But now the truth is out, and the repair work that began in 2006 will continue. I ask that the public, who expressed concern about the harm John's conduct has done to us, think also about the real harm that the present voyeurism does and give me and my family the privacy we need at this time."

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Paris Hilton & Barack Obama Reply to McCain Ads

I've known Paris Hilton since she was eleven and I'm so proud of her for this funny ad and for her mom Kathy for speaking out. I got such a kick out of this combo of Obama brilliance, Paris humor and McCain's whacky temper-tantrum flip flopping...WATCH!

Reacting to the television spot released Wednesday that compared Obama's popularity to the vapid celebrity of US tabloid queens Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Kathy Hilton said the ad represented "a completely frivolous way to choose the next president of the united States."

Kathy Hilton, who with her husband, Beverly Hills real estate magnate and Hilton Hotels heir Richard Hilton, have donated 4,600 dollars to the McCain campaign, said in a statement published on the Huffington Post website that the ad was "a complete waste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to his campaign."

"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs."

Obama dismissed the ad. "I don't pay attention to John McCain's ads, although I do notice that he doesn't seem to have anything very positive to say about himself, does he?" Obama told reporters in Missouri Wednesday.


Yesterday I went to Fall Guy Heather Thomas' house for a Progressive Salon breakfast, "L.A. Cafe." Heather has all the right Democratic values and we hope to have her on our radio show soon top talk about her new book TROPHIES. The last time I saw her we were ABC teammates on "Battle of the Network Stars" back in the 80's — and the same year we were on this US Magazine cover (I'm in pink bathing suit above Ed Marinaro from Hill Street Blues.) My friend, the inimitable Brad Friedman of BradBlog delivered a stunning speech about e-voting fraud!! Brad is the publisher of my piece "Death is Sexier than Ann Coulter," which resulted in death threats, hate mail, wiretapping and tons of love mail from enlightened souls.


BREAKING BOOK NEWS! This time, the author is not a former Bush official. It's Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. In his new book, "The Way of the World," the D.C.-based author says the CIA forged a letter that falsely connected Iraq to Al Qaeda before the 2003 Iraqi invasion - on an order from the White House. This is a treasonable crime and should lead to impeachment if Congress had a moral compass.