Sunday, October 04, 2009

Public Option Voted Down, Where Now?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and lets try again!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Breaking Update!

Let's take a little time out to watch a very funny mistake by BBC News presenter Jonathan Charles.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; It's all about the punctuation!

Special Comment ; Joe Wilson

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vicki Kennedy - The Dream Lives On?

Senators Orin Hatch and Chris Dodd believe that Vicki Kennedy should be considered as a replacement for Ted Kennedy in the Senate.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Will the Kennedy dream live on?

Holding Them To Account ; Cheney Is Offended By Torture Investigation, Shocking

The depths of the previous administration's opinions on the government's own checks and balances is crystalised perfectly by Dick 'I Still Won't Go Away' Cheney's comments on Fox News this weekend.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; If that's the respect Cheney has for government and the way it functions when he's not part of it, then let that investigation roll on and fulfil all of it's obligations to the letter.

President Barack Obama Remembers Senator Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy Jr Speaks About His Father

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"I feel CHANGE in the air, what about you?"

Tell The Truthiness Says ; His healthcare work goes on and it must be properly followed through, so we see fairness for all, not the few.

Ted Kennedy Remembered By Vice-President Biden

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Holding Them To Account ; Fill In The Torture Blanks

Tell The Truthiness Says ; What methods were used and who could ever think they would be humane?

Holding Them To Account ; Torture Prosecution Technical Notes

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Hold the people who did it and authorised it to account. Perhaps this will be one of those rare occasions where that actually happens.

Holding Them To Account ; Prosecuting Terror - Special Prosecutor Confirmed

Tell The Truthiness Says ; New Administration 1, Old Administration 0.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Holding Them To Account ; The Nexus Of Politics & Terror - 2009 Edition

This excellent analysis, updated for 2009, is more relevant than ever, with the publication of Tom Ridge's new book that raises doubts about the warnings he was made to announce.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who else has details to release on this? Who's still holding out, but nearly at breaking point?

Holding Them To Account ; Terror-Mongering Is Proved As Fact

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Conned to the nth degree, what a surprise.

Special Comment ; The Person Who Just Won't Go Away

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Calling All Nut Jobs! Get Your Kenyan Birth Certificate Here!

Those who get the joke, enjoy!

Those who don't and think it's true, look, here's the truthiness!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Voter + fear for the other guy winning x Lou Dobbs = Birther Nut Job!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Medicare Savings Nearly Agreed

There might not have been a huge breakthrough on healthcare for all, but annual changes to Medicare and cost savings are on the cusp of being shaken on.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Little steps children, little steps.

Friday, July 17, 2009

To Save Or Not To Save? That Is The $1 Trillion Question

More discussion and an interesting link about the cost and the savings the healthcare reform (or 'Healthcare Cost Reduction' as Mike Barnicle cleverly said it should be called to rein in the wilder parts of the 'debate', or scaremongering) have thrown up.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; How much exactly will it save? Will it stop all those people who can afford vast insurance plans clogging up space in hospitals with unnecessary procedures and visits and driving up overall costs?

Maddow Goes After Buchanan For Sotomayor Race Rant

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Holding Them To Account ; Panetta Shut Down Assassin Team Plan

The day that CIA Director Leon Panetta found out about the agency plan to put assassination teams targeting terrorists into use, he stopped it, the same day.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; This 2000-2008 hangover will end, but right now, it seems the chance of feeling better lies a long way in the future.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Change We Need ; National Healthcare Takes First Steps

There may be many other steps that need to be taken before the US gets the fundamental right of healthcare for all, but the first, faltering step has been made, without crutches or a walking frame.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Like clean water and clean air, healthcare for all is a basic tenant of any society and the sore of it only being available to the well-off has festered long enough in the US.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Al Franken Wins Senate Seat & $95,000 From the GOP!

Yes, the prize from last year's cliffhanger for winner Al Franken was a Minnesota senate seat and $95,000.

The GOP sent a cheque to Senator Franken for the legal costs in a lawsuit during the back-and-forth with Norm Coleman.

Telling The Truthiness Says ; Franken should have gambled the money and possible gone on to win a speedboat in the final

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Saunter To The White House 152 ; The Race Is Over

Whoever could have predicted that the end of the 2008 US Election would rest with Al Franken being sworn in as a Senator for Minnesota?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; He already looks and hopefully will act the part as he's said he's "not going to waste this chance." We're all hoping the same thing.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Majority In Favour Of Government Run Healthcare

Despite some trying to kill the idea of a government run healthcare system with a pillow over the face, what's undeniable is the public's opinion way in favour of such a system.

Tell The Truthiness ; Government run healthcare will not lead to everyone turning communist and singing The Red Flag, despite what still pervades on the airwaves and in the papers in the US.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Smell Of Democracy Fills The Air As Biden Doubts Election Validity

With protests due to take place in Tehran as a rally organised by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is also scheduled, Joe Biden has cast doubt on the official results of the election.

The Vice President added that other countries will need more time to analyse the results being judging them free and fair.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Lets see what happens.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Saunter To The White House 151 ; Minnesota Is Nearly There

The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide, hopefully soon, as to who the second rightful Senator is of the state.

Indications of the hearings point to Al Franken having a far stronger position in the eyes of the court than Norm Coleman.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Finally, the election from last year is nearly over, nearly... hopefully.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The GM Alternative

Here's an excellent piece by Michael Moore about the best use of the talents and capacity of the now majority nationalised General Motors.

Plus here's his interview on Countdown, from Monday evening.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Sounds like a plan, something that until now, hasn't really existed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Change We Need 2 ; Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor

President Barack Obama decided to nominated Sonia Sotomayor on Monday evening and will be a historic Supreme Court Justice when she is confirmed.

For the inside story on the decision, click here.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And the press corps didn't catch any of her meeting with the President last week, could her nickname be Stealthy Sotomayor?

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Special Comment On Dick Cheney

Here's Keith Olbermann's take on Dick Cheney, the Vice President who "just won't die".

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Once again we ask, who is in charge of the Republicans? Do you really want it to be Dick Cheney?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Holding Them To Account 35 ; More Iraq Revelations

With Cheney still pounding away like an outhouse door on TV, further revelations come out about what really ended up going on in Iraq

Tell The Truthiness Says ; No doubt, there's going to be more to come.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obama Blocks Release Of Detainee Abuse Photos, Because They're So Bad?

In an apparent u-turn, President Obama is blocking the release of photos relating to the abuse of detainees in US custody.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; The reason? Releasing the photos would 'endanger' US troops that are in service. Does that pretty much tell us that the photos are so bad that they would create an angry backlash? Probably.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Holding Them To Account 34 ; Stewart Knocks Them Dead

Jon Stewart takes his own, unique look at those who went after Wanda Sykes after the White House Correspondents Dinner and their views that torture isn't so bad.

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Tell The Truthiness Says ; Pot calling the kettle black!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Healthcare Proposals Get Krugman Thumbs-Up

The healthcare proposals currently being discussed between the government and healthcare companies have got a positive response from Nobel prize winner Paul Krugman.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; The comments from Krugman in his op-ed show how fine a line all concerned have to walk to get any real progress made in the healthcare debate.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Change We Need ; Obama Open To Torture Investigation

At the same time as we were posting Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on the subject, a change has been signaled.

President Obama has now said he is open to a bipartisan investigation into Bush era torture uses.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; This is different to the status quo, this is why people voted for him... result.

Special Comment On The Need For Torture Prosecution

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tucker Carlson Calls Jon Stewart "a partisan demagogue'

That's right, Tucker Carlson, who was 'held to account' back in 2004 by Jon Stewart on CNN's shouldn't-have-lasted-as-long-as-it-did Crossfire, has hit back at the Daily Show's treatment of CNBC's Jim Cramer.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Is the Jim Cramer interview becoming a Crossfire moment of 2009?

Holding Them To Account 33 ; Stewart Goes After Cramer

In these three segments from last week, Jon Stewart goes after Jim Cramer in perfect style ;

Part one ;

Part two ;

Part three ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Well done Jon Stewart!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Gingrich Rails On Limbaugh Irrational

Newt Gingrich railed on Rush Limbaugh while appearing on Meet The Press.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And once again we ask, who is the leader of the GOP?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

GOP In Meltdown ; Limbaugh Assumes Control It Appears

The GOP seem to be drifting further away from the here and now as every day goes by and that was before the recent Rush Limbaugh comments.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; So, just who is in charge of the GOP? Answers please on a postcard to...

Friday, February 27, 2009

39 Out Of 100 ; Iraq Pull-Out Date Confirmed

As announced today ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Under the last President this seemed like the last thing we would ever hear. This is the change we wanted.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bobby Jindal Sounds Like 30 Rock's Kenneth The Page!

Once we'd seen this, we thought just how strangely Bobby Jindal sounded like Kenneth the page from NBC's 30 Rock.

Then we stumbled on this!

So does everyone else!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Even his uneasy walk up to the camera looks like Kenneth!

PS - For the rest of the year Jindal has to wear an NBC page uniform, lets start a Facebook petition!

Presidential Address To Congress By President Obama

Here is the full video of last night's Presidential Address ;

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ann Coulter Spouts...You Know

Here's some of Ann Coulter's appearance on CNN's Larry King Live, with Joy Behar siting in for him.

Interesting to say the least.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who the hell buys her books?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lets Release Those Big Money Balls

At long last, despite an awful lot of hand wringing/revisionist history/predictions of doom (delete as mood takes you) by nearly every member of the GOP against the plan, the Stimulus Bill was signed into law on Tuesday.

Almost straight away, a bridge building infrastructure project (you can't have an economy without bridges, roads and railways to transport those consumables, GOP take note!) began.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Perhaps this will quieten down those members of congress who were opposed to the idea of the bill. The reason? They objected to the spending part of it. That's like buying a food mixer and objecting to the mushing up of the food it causes. That's the point!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Economics Like It's 2000 - No Wealth Since Century Started

Paul Krugman's article from the New York Times raises several interesting points.

The biggest of which is that the US is no more financially better off than it was in 2000. Of course, some of this is to do with the problems created and caused by the banking industry and the lack of regulation for that part of the economy, but there's something else. People are saving less now compared with the 1980's when savings were at nine percent of income.

Telling The Truthiness Says ; Changing the attitude of the banks towards regulation and oversight is achievable, with conditions set before you give them bailout money, or take a stake in them. But trying to change the attitude of banking customers and the public's towards savings and the importance of it in the money supply might be something we don't see the real fruit of for decades to come. Unfortunately, the banking system and the economy won't wait that long.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Schumer Predicts Stimulus To Pass By End Of The Week

The Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer is predicting that the Stimulus Bill will pass by the end of this week, despite the opposition foot dragging by the republicans.

Telling The Truthiness Says ; The reason Mr Schumer is optimistic? The results of the bill not going through are too big to contemplate and no-one wants to be found responsible for a failure of that magnitude. But the question is, how much damage has been done by this delay in the House? We may never know.

Friday, February 06, 2009

GOP Can't Grasp That Stimulus Involves Spending Money, Really!

The stuttering progress of the stimulus package is more frustrating when you realise that many republicans don't understand what it means ;

Telling The Truthiness Says ; Yes, a stimulus package involves spending money to get the ball rolling so other people will start spending as well! Look up the words in the dictionary GOP!

Special Comment On The Ghost Of Terror Being Touted By Cheney From Beyond The Office

Here is last night's Special Comment about Dick Cheney's warning for the US about a future attack ;

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Holding Them To Account 32 ; Rove Rumbles On

Here's a report and analysis between David Shuster and Jonathan Turley about the justice that will eventually catch up with Karl Rove.

Telling The Truthiness Says ; Lets keep tabs on this.

Dan & Keith On Superbowl & More Silliness Than You Can Shake A Camera At

A bit of fun from Monday night's Countdown ;

Telling The Truthiness Says ; Nice break from all this politics stuff.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

100 Days ; Obama's List So Far

Started the steps to shut Guantanamo .

Talked to Middle East leaders.

Tightened up rules on lobbyists and former staff becoming lobbyists.

A symbolic pay freeze on staff.

Putting last-minute Bush orders on ice.

Held a reception to meet and greet White House staff.

Invited 200 people to an open house of the White House.

Lifted the ban on federal funding to foreign organisations that allow abortion.

Enhanced disclosure under the Freedom Of Information Act.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And we was sworn in again, just getting it right for 2012.

We're struggling to keep up!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The People's White House On Day One

A White House open-house was held today and as such, President Obama and the First Lady showed the public around the Oval Office.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Are there any tickets left? Hmm, lets have a look on ebay.

Saunter To The White House 150 ; Obama Reaches Office, Starts Work

This will be the last 'Saunter To The White House' reporting thread, because... because, well, it's done!

Here's the evidence, the picture above, President Obama getting to work this morning.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Lets get the work done, it starts now.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Transitional Truthiness 4 ; Richard Lewis & The Last 8 Years

Here is Richard Lewis' interview with Keith Olbermann on last nights Countdown. The man is unstoppable ;

Special Comment On The Prosecuting Of Torture

Here is Keith Olbermann's Special Comment from last nights Countdown and the reasons why President Obama needs to prosecute on the use of torture ;

"There Is Work To Be Done"

"Watch Out For That Reentry, It's A Little Bumpy."

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Waking up to the Obama dream, from the Bush nightmare.


Tell The Truthiness Says ; A page has been turned, an era has been consigned to history.

Watch The Inauguration Live Here On MSNBC

Streaming coverage, right here for anyone not near a television ;

Monday, January 19, 2009

One Day Left 2 ; How Many Inappropriate Pardons Can He Grant?

Oh yes, the rubbish is being placed in the wheelie bin for tomorrow's collection.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Of course, don't forget about the Scooter Libby pardon, just in case you were starting to feel sorry for Bush.

One Day Left

There are many and varied reasons why the end of George W Bush's presidency should be marked.

On Countdown last week, Keith Olbermann went very far in summing them up ;

One Day To Go

In Washington, in Kenya, in Australia, in Britain, in Canada and in Iraq they are putting final touches to bunting, posters and cakes.

Plus, the above picture was being hung in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Enjoy the history as it happens around you in the next 24 hours everyone.
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