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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 75 (64 kbps .mp3 11:00 5.0 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

jerks in person

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR MONDAY, MARCH TWENTY-SIXTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070323/ap_on_re_us/houdini_exhumation

THE RELATIVES OF LATE ESCAPE ARTIST HARRY HOUDINI -- WHO DIED EIGHTY-ONE YEARS AGO -- HAVE ASKED THAT HIS BODY BE EXUMED. THE REASON -- SUSPICION THAT THE GREAT MAGICIAN WAS MURDERED. THE STANDARD STORY IS THAT A FAN TESTING THE MAGICIAN'S FAMED ABDOMINAL MUSCLES SUCKER-PUNCHED HOUDINI AND RUPTURED HIS APPENDIX. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO WIRE SERVICES HOUDINI'S DEATH ON HALLOWEEN, NINENTEEN TWENTY-SIX -- MAY HAVE BEEN DUE TO POISONING -- PSYCHICS OF THE TIME WANTED HIM DEAD FOR DEBUNKING THEIR BOGUS CLAIMS OF CONTACT WITH THE DEAD.

http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/009527.html

THERE'S A SITE THAT POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR DAVE-O JUST LOVES, AND IT'S CALLED OVERHEARD IN NEW YORK. AND HERE'S AN EXAMPLE:

Puerto Rican teen #1: That's nothing. I seen a horse give birth on the TV. That baby horse just come outta the big horse butt all slimy and shit.

Puerto Rican teen #2: Oh, snap?

Puerto Rican teen #1: For real, yo. That's some big stuff comin' outta your butt if you're a horse and shit...

http://www.rawstory.com/showoutarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Fstory%3Fid%3D2975912%26page%3D1

ON FRIDAY, THE PRESIDENT OF MENU FOODS, MAKERS OF THE DOG AND CAT FOODS WHICH ARE THE APPARENT CAUSE OF PET DEATHS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA SAID HIS COMPANY WOULD MAKE RESTITUTION FOR ANIMALS KILLED BY ITS PRODUCTS. LAST WEEK IT WAS LEARNED THAT A CHEMICAL USED IN RAT POISON -- CALLED aminopterin --WAS FOUND IN SAMPLES OF THE PET FOOD, WHICH HAS BEEN RECALLED. FROM THE ABC NEWS ARTICLE: Investigators,are looking into whether the rat poison came into the United States on an ingredient used in the recalled food. ABC News has learned that Menu Foods bought wheat gluten, the only ingredient changed in its plants, from China. That possibility raises questions about the safety of pet and other food products in the United States.

The chemical can cause kidney failure in dogs and cats, said Donald Smith, dean of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. HOWEVER, OTHER VETS INTERVIEWED FOR THE ABC NEWS ARTICLE SAID THE CHEMICIAL IS ACTUALLY A STRONG ANTICOAGULANT AND THAT THE LEISIONS THEY'RE SEEING ON ANIMAL'S KIDNEYS DON'T MATCH WHAT RAT POISON DOES.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysteine#Dietary_sources

TURNS OUT WE ALL EAT OTHER PEOPLE. POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO EXPLAINS: Cysteine is derived from many sources, but the cheapest is human hair. It is included in many foods as a flavoring agent, a "processing aid for baking", it's in cough syrups, and in cigarettes.

We are all cannibals.

THE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE EXPLAINS THAT the cheapest source of material from which food grade L-cysteine may be purified in high yield is by hydrolysis of molecules in human hair. Other sources include feathers and pig bristles. The companies producing cysteine by hydrolysis are located mainly in China.

http://porgessivepodcastnetwork.com

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW, a proud member of the progressive PODCAST NETWORK! HERE'S ANOTHER SHOW FROM THAT NETWORK: CYBER-PUNK RADIO SAN FRANSISCO! Like an audio comic book from the future.

http://www.mental-escher.net

http://www.mental-escher.net/cyberpunkradio/podcasts/cpr_076_conditioned-fear.mp3

1:04 - CYBER PUNK RADIO PROMO

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17733321/

THOSE OF YOU WHO LISTEN TO THE NEWS SHOW MAY NOT APPRECIATE THAT OUR PROGRAM IS ONLY ONE SERVICE OF POOR MOJO'S ALMANAC(K), AN ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE. OUR EDITOR IN CHIEF IS THE GIANT SQUID. AND WHEN HE'S NOT OFF ADVENTURING OR BEING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR PLAYING D AND D, HE'S AN ADVICE COLUMNIST. GO CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF IF YOU WANT AT POOR MOJO DOT ORG. ANYWAY, I MENTION ALL THIS BY WAY OF EXPLAINING OUR FASCINATION WITH ALL THINGS GIANT SQUID, LIKE THIS STORY. YOU MAY RECALL THAT FISHERMEN -- TWO MONTHS AGO IN THE ANTARCTIC -- CAUGHT THE LARGEST EVER EXAMPLE OF THE ELUSIVE GIANT SQUID AND -- IN A MURDEROUS RAGE -- STUFFED IT INTO A FREEZER TO PRESERVE IT, ACCORDING TO M-S-N-B-C DOT COM,RATHER THAN GIVE THE POOR DEAD SEA MONSTER A DECENT BURIAL, SCIENTISTS AT New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, have taken possession of the beast AND WILL MICROWAVE IT IN A GIANT MICROWAVE OVEN. NOT BECAUSE THE CALIMARI WOULD BE DELICIOUS -- IN FACT, THE TRACTOR-TIRE SIZED RINGS WOULD TASTE LIKE AMMONIA, SCIENTISTS SAY. NO, THEY HAVE TO MICROWAVE IT BECAUSE THE DAMN THING IS SO BIG THAT IF THEY JUST MELT AT ROOM TEMPARATURE THE OUTISDE WOULD ROT BEFORE THEY COULD THAW THE INSIDE.

http://atrios.blogspot.com/2007_03_18_atrios_archive.html#117469889118243043

ATRIOS' ES-KAH-TON BLOG PASSED ALONG THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: DATELINE WASHINGTON — Newly released documents show Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a

November meeting, contrary to claims he was not closely involved in

the dismissals. ON NOVEMBER 27TH, GONZO PERSONALLY SIGNED OFF ON THE PLAN CRAFTED BY HIS NOW-RESIGNED CHIEF OF STAFF TO FIRE THE EIGHT PROSECUTORS. IMPEACH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL NOW.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW!

http://www.mercurynews.com/search/ci_5493698

NETFLIX, THE COMPANY THAT MAILS YOU DVDS, HAS A NOVEL APPROACH TO AWARDING VACATION TIME TO EMPLOYEES. IF YOU GET YOUR SHIT DONE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME IN ALL THE TIME. FROM THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Employees at the online movie retailer often leave for three, four, even five weeks at a time and never clock in or out. Vacation limits and face-time requirements, says Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings, are "a relic of the industrial age."

"The worst thing is for a manager to come in and tell me: `Let's give Susie a huge raise because she's always in the office.' What do I care? I want managers to come to me and say: `Let's give a really big raise to Sally because she's getting a lot done' - not because she's chained to her desk."

POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO SAYS: UNLIMITED LEAVE SOUNDS A LOT BETTER THAN TWO WEEKS.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/us/23vacant.html?ex=1332302400&en=69666b5ca7a12704&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

WHAT HAPPENS TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES WHEN PEOPLE WHO CANNOT MANAGE HOME LOANS ARE GIVEN HOME LOANS? HOW WILL LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COPE WITH THE COMING ONE POINT ONE MILLION -- AT LEAST -- FORECLOSURES COMING DOWN THE PIKE? ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, IN THE CLEVELAND SUBURB OF SHAKER HEIGHTS, officials are installing alarms, fixing broken windows and mowing lawns at vacant houses in hopes of preventing a snowball effect, in which surrounding property values suffer and worried neighbors move away. “It’s a tragedy and it’s just beginning,” Mayor Judith H. Rawson of Shaker Heights SAID OF THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY a rapid increase in high-interest, subprime loans. Managing the damage to our communities will take years.”

THIS IS, SIMPLY PUT, THE RAPE OF THE COMMONS. LENDERS AND BANKERS AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE SUCKING MONEY OUT OF OUR COMMUNITIES -- WHERE DO YOU THINK THE MONEY COMES FROM FOR SHAKER HEIGHTS TO MAINTAIN FORCLOSED HOUSES? AND THE WEALTHY WHO MAKE THE MONEY HIRE TAX LAWERS TO AVOID PAYING BACK IN TO THE COMMONS TO KEEP COMMUNITIES STABLE. BECAUSE THAT'S THE LAST THING THEY WANT. COMMUNITY LEADERS, ON THE OTHER HAND, WILL PAY WHAT'S NEEDED TO STABILZE THE MESS BECAUSE, AS MOJO POINTS OUT, NO ONE WANTS ANOTHER DETROIT. THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE PROMISED A GOVERNMENT FREE OF REGULATION, THINK ABOUT THIS STORY.

THOSE JEWS GOT TO MEL GIBSON LAST THURSDAY. NOW, WHEN I TELL YOU THAT THE LATEST PERSON TO SET POOR MEL OFF WAS NAMED "ESTRADA" YOU MIGHT TELL ME THAT THIS NAME DOESN'T SOUND VERY JEWISH. TO WHICH MEL AND I REPLY, "THAT'S JUST WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK. FROM TMZ DOT COM:

It happened last night at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.

Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film ABOUT MAYANS, THE NAME OF WHICH WE WILL FAIL TO PROMOTE HERE.. Gibson said he had.

Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist. Estrada and others tell TMZ that Gibson exploded in anger, responding, "Lady, F**k off."

NOW, THAT'S HOW YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THOSE MAYAN CRYPTO-JEWS. GOOD GOIN', MEL! ALWAYS THE GENTLEMAN.

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THIS HAS BEEN POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW, I'M ALAN BENARD.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 74 (64 kbps .mp3 5.57 2.9 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

If our life was a movie, it'd be "Krull."

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR FRIDAY, MARCH TWENTY-THIRD, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070322/pl_nm/edwards_dc

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN EDWARDS WILL CONTINUE IN THE RACE DESPITE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THURSDAY THAT HIS WIFE, ELIZABETH, IS ONCE AGAIN BATTLING CANCER. FROM THE ARTICLE: "The campaign goes on. The campaign goes on strongly," SAID Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina and the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, at a news conference in his hometown.

"The bottom line is her cancer is back. We are very optimistic about this because, having been through some struggles together in the past, we know, the key is to keep your head up," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070322/ap_on_hi_te/internet_blocking

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS STRUCK DOWN A 1998 LAW REQUIRING WEB SITE OWNERS PRESENTING MATERIAL WHICH MAY HARM MINORS TO BLOCK ACCESS BY REQUIRING A CREDIT CARD NUMBER. ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE, THE PHLADELPHIA DISTRICT COURT JUDGE said parents can protect their children through software filters and other less restrictive means that do not limit the rights of others to free speech. "Perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will -- with age inherit fully,-- are chipped away in the name of their protection," wrote Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr., who presided over a four-week trial last fall.

OUR EDITOR, MOJO, SAYS "CHALK ONE UP FOR SANITY AND FREE SPEECH."

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW!

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Iglesias_Why_I_was_fired_0321.html

ONE OF THE EIGHT U.S. ATTORNEYS FORCED TO RESIGN BY THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER QUESTIONABLE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAY INVOLVE POLITICS -- David Iglesias' -- PUBLISHED AN OPINION PIECE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES WEDNESDAY. HIS POSITION, SUCCINTLY PUT, IS THAT HE'D LIKE EMBATTLED ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES TO STOP LYING AND RESTORE THE FORMER NEW YORK FEDERAL PROSECUTOR'S GOOD NAME. FROM A RAW STORY ARTICLE: Iglesias ends his op-ed expressing gratitude for President Bush's appreciation of his service, which he stated during a White House address TUESDAY, but added that "only a written retraction by the Justice Department setting the record straight regarding my performance would settle the issue for me." AND I DO AGREE THAT really should be the minimum that scumbag Gonzo should do, is reverse his libel of good attorneys. ACCORDING TO A RAW STORY ARTICLE, IGLESIAS WROTE IN HIS NEW YORK TIMES PIECE ABOUT THE phone calls he received from top New Mexico REPUBLICAN lawmakers, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM), during which he was inappropriately pressed for information regarding "a politically charged corruption case."

"A few weeks after those phone calls, my name was added to a list of United States attorneys who would be asked to resign," wrote Iglesias, "even though I had excellent office evaluations, the biggest political corruption prosecutions in New Mexico history, a record number of overall prosecutions and a 95 percent conviction rate."...

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/House_Committee_Well_avoid_Attorneys_showdown_0322.html

RAW STORY ALSO REPORED, IN AN EXCLUSIVE THAT Rep. Linda Sánchez -- THE the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, -- which is leading the House Judiciary Committee's investigation -- OF THE U.S. ATTORNEY FIRINGS -- IS SEEKING TO AVOID A SHOWDOWN WITH THE WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT BUSH HAS OFFERED THAT STAFF MEMBERS -- INCLUDING POLITICAL ADVISOR KARL ROVE AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL ATTORNEY HARRIET MIERS -- MEET CONGRESSMEN OFF THE RECORD, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO AVOID WHAT HE CALLS A "SHOW TRAIL." AS OF PRESS TIME, BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE APPROVED FORCING THEM TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE BY SUBPOENA. A SPOKESPERSON FOR REPRESENTATIVE SANCHEZ, HOWEVER, IS QUOTED BY RAW STORY AS SAYING: "Rep. Sánchez and the House Judiciary Committee are carefully proceeding in good faith with the Bush administration to produce relevant documents and witnesses on a voluntary basis, and avoiding a more contentious showdown, if it's possible,"

MY OPINION: HERE'S HOPING THIS IS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS POLITICIANS SAY, AND NOT A SIGN OF A WEAKENING OF THE DEMOCRATS' RESOLVE. BECAUSE IF THEY BOTCH THIS AND WE DON'T GET OUR SHOW TRAIL, IF WE DON'T GET TO SEE THAT EVIL SHIT ROVE ON OUR TVS SWEATING AND LYING UNDER OATH, THEN WE MIGHT AS WELL BOARD UP THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTTEE HEADQUARTERS AND VOTE BULL MOOSE, OR WHIG, OR FOR SOME OTHER DEAD PARTY, LIKE THE GREENS.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW, A PROUD MEMBER OF THE PROGRESSIVE PODCAST NETWORK. LISTEN TO SOMETHING NEW, FRESH AND PROGRESSIVE AT PROGRESSIVE PODCAST NETWORK DOT ORG!

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/22/entertainment/e074049D96.DTL&type=entertainment

YOU MAY RECALL THAT THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TRAINED DOGS TO SNIFF OUT RECORDABLE DVDS IN AN EFFORT TO CURB MOVIE PIRACY. THE DOGS CAN'T TELL IF DISCS ARE PIRATED, BUT IF THEY ARE FOUND IN A BOX MARKED DIAPERS OR CAR-PARTS, QUESTIONS ARE RAISED. ACCORDING TO S-F GATE DOT COM THE TWO LABRADORs HAVE DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB WHILE ON LOAN IN MALAYSIA THAT THERE'S A BOUNTY ON THEIR HEADS. THE STRAITS TIMES NEWS SAYS PIRATES HAVE PUT OUT A CONTRACT ON THE CANINES, WHO HAVE BEEN MOVED TO A SAFE HOUSE.

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ON BEHALF OF LONGO, BRETT, JIM, DAVE-O, FRITZ, THE GIANT SQUID AND MOJO, THIS HAS BEEN POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW, I'M ALAN BENARD.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 73 (64 kbps .mp3 3:54 2.0 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

Until further notice, Poor Mojo's News Show will be produced for Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week while I complete a side job. Daily service will be restored in early April. Thanks for your patience and patronage.

There is no transcript.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 72 (64 kbps .mp3 8:19 4.0 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

The bamboo shoot under your Lee Press-On nail.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH TWENTy-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN.

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Conyers_Sanchez_to_seek_subpoenas_of_0320.html

IT'S STARTING TO SMELL LIKE THE SUMMER OF 1973 AGAIN. THAT'S THE LAST TIME I CAN REMEMBER A PRESIDENT TELLING THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO EAT SHIT AND DIE. ON TUESDAY, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sanchez called a meeting to authorize subpoenas for five current and former White House and Justice Department officials this morning, ACCORDING TO RAW STORY. AMONG THE OFFICIALS TO BE CALLED WOULD BE KARL ROVE AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL COUNSEL HARRIET MIERS.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/New_York_Times_slams_Bushs_nasty_0321.html

THE RESPONSE FROM PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, ACCORDING TO A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL, WAS QUOTE nasty and bumbling UNQUOTE. BUSH OFFERED DEMOCRATIC LEADERS A MEETING, OFF THE RECORD, IN PRIVATE, WITHOUT BEING SWORN IN, BETWEEN ROVE, MIERS AND HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070320/ap_on_go_pr_wh/fired_prosecutors

Bush, in a late-afternoon statement at the White House, said, "We will not go along with a partisan fishing expedition aimed at honorable public servants. ... I have proposed a reasonable way to avoid an impasse."

POOR MOJO NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO SAYS: For the record a "fishing expedition" is when you think someone may have done something wrong, and so you poke through all of their files and information looking for a way to bust them. When you *know* someone has committed crimes and demand access to them and their records, it's called "discovery."

FROM THE TIMES EDITORIAL: President Bush declared that 'people just need to hear the truth' about the firing of eight United States attorneys. That’s right. Unfortunately, the deal Mr. Bush offered Congress to make White House officials available for 'interviews' did not come close to meeting that standard."

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW!

http://feministing.com/archives/006716.html

THE MOST EXCELLENT BLOG ON MATTERS FOR WOMEN AND OTHER HUMAN BEINGS, FEMINISTING, REPORTS THAT THE GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI WANTS WOMEN TO DIE OF CERVICAL CANCER. THAT CAN BE THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR THIS BONE-STUPID IDEA: QUOTING BELLEVILLE DOT COM: Missouri Republican Governor Matt Blunt recently announced he's slashing funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide free cervical cancer and other health screenings to poor women in the state.

"Patients should not have to go to an abortion clinic to access lifesaving tests," Blunt said in a written statement.

Except for the fact that the affected clinics don't even provide abortions. They do, however, provide cervical and breast cancer screenings -- about 1,500 a year -- paid for under the Show Me Healthy Women program. This just drives home the point that, even though anti-choicers love to characterize Planned Parenthood as an abortion provider only, their clinics primarily provide other types of reproductive and women's health care.

http://www.rawstory.com/showoutarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coloradoconfidential.com%2FshowDiary.do%3FdiaryId%3D1646

WE'LL PROBABLY SEE MUCH MORE OF THIS SORT OF GRIEF DRING THE NEXT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OR SO OF THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ. YOU SEE, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE START OF THE OCCUPATION AND SAINT PATRICK'S DAY ARE UNCOMFORTABLY CLOSE IN THE CALENDAR. AND IF YOU'RE AN ELDERLY PEACE ACTIVIST AND ARE THINKING OF ENTERING YOUR LOCAL SAINT PADDY'S PARADE TO SPREAD THE WORD OF REISISTANCE, RETHINK. COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE, ACCORDING TO THE COLORADO CONFIDENTIAL BLOG, SPENT THE LAST PART OF THAT TOWN'S PARADE SATURDAY DRAGGING 65 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH FINERON OUT OF HER BOOKMOBILE IN THE PARADE AND DRAGGING HER DOWN THE STREET. ERIC VERLO, A LOCAL BUSINESSMAN, WAS HELD FACE-DOWN ON THE PAVEMENT AND HANDCUFFED AS CHILDREN WHO WERE PART OF HIS GROUP SCREAMED AND CRIED. One cop kneed a woman in the groin as she lay on the ground. Another broke a wooden peace sign that one of the participants had been carrying. One photo shows a cop with his arm around the neck of a retired priest, Frank Cordaro, in an apparent chokehold. In another shot a cop hoists a Taser...."Peace was too controversial for the parade," said Jim White, the interim director of the PPJPC and the retired pastor at Colorado Springs' First Congregational Church. "It was clearly police brutality. The people I talked to just couldn’t believe what happened."

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Kristof_US_should_stop_biting_tongue_0317.html

NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST Nicholas D. Kristof WROTE IN A COLUMN SUNDAY THAT THE UNITED STATES SHOLD STOP BITING ITS TOUNGE WHEN IT COMES TO ISRAEL. FROM THE COLUMN AS DESCRIBED BY RAW STORY DOT COM:

."Democrats are railing at just about everything President Bush does, with one prominent exception: Bush's crushing embrace of Israel," Kristof writes.

And since "[t]here is no serious political debate among either Democrats or Republicans about our policy toward Israelis and Palestinians," Kristof believes, the "silence harms America, Middle East peace prospects and Israel itself."

"Within Israel, you hear vitriolic debates in politics and the news media about the use of force and the occupation of Palestinian territories," Kristof notes. "Yet no major American candidate is willing today to be half as critical of hard-line Israeli government policies as, say, Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW, A MEMBER OF THE PROGRESSIVE PODCAST NETWORK. MANY ARE THE EXCELLENT OFFERINGS FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO AT PORGRESSIVE PODCAST NETWORK DOT ORG.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/20/BUGPAOO20U1.DTL

Recent home buyers, many seduced by too-low-to-last teaser loan rates, are finding that all good things must end, SAYS POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO. For more than a million, they could end in foreclosure, according to a study released Monday.

FROM THE S-F GATE ARTICLE: Americans borrowed $2.2 trillion from 2004 through 2006 in the form of adjustable loans, which start with low monthly payments that reset to higher rates. As those loans reset, 1.11 million people will lose their homes, according the study by First American CoreLogic, a firm that tracks mortgage risk for the financial services industry.

The figure is significantly less than a widely published number from the Center for Responsible Lending.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/03/20/katrina-amendment-race/

WHITE REPUBLICAN U-S REPRESENTATIVE Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee, introduced an amendment that would require victims of Hurricane Katrina to perform 20 hours/week of approved “work activities” to receive financial aid for housing, ACCORDING TO THINK PROGRESS DOT ORG.

AND HERE'S GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE DAVID SCOTT -- A BLACK MAN -- CALLING BULLSHIT ON HENSARLING FROM THE HOUSE FLOOR:

This amendment is cruel, it is cold, it is calculating, and it is pandering to the schizophrenic dichotomy that has plagued this nation since they first brought Africans on these shores from Africa. And that is the issue of race and poverty. Let me tell you something, gentleman. Where were you, where was your amendment when the Twin Towers were hit and the people in New york suffered that catastrophe? There was no cry before we gave them help. “They got to go get a job.” Everybody was there and poured in help, as they should, the American way. Where was your amendment down in Florida when the hurricanes hit down there? Nobody said, “Make ‘em work before we help them.” .

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 71 (64 kbps .mp3 8:41 4.0 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

To his mind, an opportunity to insult a successful ape came from the hand of Providence.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR MONDAY, MARCH NINTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN.

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/I_worked_as_covert_officer_for_0316.html

GIVING SWORN TESTIMONY at a House of Representatives HEARING FRIDAY MORNING, FORMER UNDERCOVER CIA NON-OFFICIAL COVER OPERATIVE VALARIE Plame said that her "name and identity were carelessly and recklessly abused by senior officials in the White House and State Department." ACCORDING TO RAW STORY DOT COM, SHE TESTIFIED BEFORE THE House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Opening the hearing, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said, "It's not our job to determine criminal culpability, but it is our job to determine what went wrong and insist on accountability." ALSO DAMAGED WHEN PLAME WAS OUTED WAS THE CIA BRASS-PLATE FRONT COMPANY PLAME HELPED BUILD, BREWSTER JENNINGS, WHICH WAS USED TO KEEP TRACK OF DEVLEOPMENTS IN NUCLEAR ENERGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IT IS UNKNOWN HOW MANY PEOPLE WHO WORKED WITH BREWSTER JENNINGS OUTSIDE THE USA WERE PUT IN HARMS WAY WHEN FORMER VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CHIEF OF STAFF I. LEWIS SCOOTER LIBBY, WHITE HOUSE POLITICAL ADVISOR KARL ROVE, COLUMNIST ROBERT NOVAK AND VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER OUTED PLAME AS A CIA UNDERCOVER AGENT TO PUNISH HER HUSBAND, FORMER AMBASSADOR JOSEPH WILSON. WILSON WROTE AN NEW YORK TIMES OPINION PIECE IN 2003 REFUTING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S CLAIM THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD SOUGHT URANIUM FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE AFRICAN COUNTRY OF NIGER. During its coverage of the hearing, Fox News Channel cut down the sound to feature commentary by Novak who labeled Plame's contention that she was a "covert operator" as "absurd." Novak also brought up Plame's political contributions to the Democratic Party, to imply that she was partisan.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/03/16/white-house-security-chief-reveals-no-probe-of-plame-leak-there/

LATER FRIDAY AT THE SAME HOUSE HEARING, James Knodell, director of the Office of Security at the White House, told a congressional committee today that he was aware of no internal investigation or report into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. THIS ACCORDING TO EDITOR AND PUBLISHER, VIA CROOKS AND LIARS. Rep. Waxman recalled that President Bush had promised a full internal probe. Knodell repeated that no probe took place, as far as he knew, and was not happening today. Rep. Waxman at one point said that he regretted not being able to put up a video of the president promising a full probe but added, "I guess we will leave that to The Daily Show."

http://www.poormojo.org/pmjadaily/archives/was%20willing%20to%20defer%20to%20Rove%20on%20the%20matter

MORE AND DIFFERENT ON THE WHITE-HOUSE BEAT... POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE CONTRIBUTOR JIM POINTS OUT THAT A FAMILIAR NAME APPEARS TO BE AT THE CENTER OF THE SCANDAL IN WHICH EIGHT BUSH-APPOINTED UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS WERE FIRED, APPARENTLY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T PROSECUTE DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS FIERCELY ENOUGH. JIM SAYS: THE HEADLINE READS: Justice Dept. was "was willing to defer to Rove on the matter" FIRING THE U-S ATTORNEYS Yeah... it's the Karl Rove you're thinking of. The one who's never been a lawyer, never been to law school and who increasingly looks like he'll be doing more and more courtroom interacting as a defendant. FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: White House political adviser Karl Rove more than two years ago began seeking input from the Department of Justice into how many U.S. attorneys should be fired in the second Bush administration, according to new e-mails released Thursday that show a deeper White House involvement in the firings of federal prosecutors last year.

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http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2007/03/14/michael-crook-settlement-apology/

DO YOU KNOW MICHAEL CROOK? YOU MAY KNOW HIM AS A HOLOCAUST DENIER. YOU MAY KNOW HIM AS THE COPY-CAT WHO PUT ADS ON CRAIGS LIST POSING AS A FEMALE SEEKING MALE AND THEN POSTED THE REPLIES AND PICTURES ON HIS WEB SITE -- AND HE DIDN'T THINK UP THE TROLL HIMSELF. OR, YOU MAY KNOW HIM AS THE GUY WHO WENT ON FOX NEWS TO PROMOTE THE IDEA THAT AMERICANS SHOULD ABANDON THE TROOPS IN THE U-S MILITARY. BASCIALLY, HE'S A GUY WHO WILL DO OR SAY MOST ANY ANNOYING, NASTY THING TO GET THE NEGATIVE ATTENTION IN HIS LIFE THAT REPLACES THE LOVE HE WILL NEVER, EVER RECEIVE. THE TEN ZEN MONKIES BLOG, AND MANY OTHERS AFTER, POSTED A SCREEN SHOT OF CROOK ON FOXS NEWS BEING A DIPSHIT -- AND POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE DID TOO, SEEING THAT THERE'S ALWAYS TIME AND SPACE TO WARN THE WORLD OF A DIPSHIT. CROOK, IN RETALIATION, FILED DIGITAL MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT TAKE-DOWN NOTICES WITH MANY INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS DEMANDING THAT THE IMAGE OF HIM ON FOX NEWS BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM THOSE PAGES. IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW, GETTING ONE OF THESE TAKEDOWN NOTICES IS VERY BAD, AND CAN GET A SITE KICKED OFF ITS HOSTING. WHEN POOR MOJO'S ALMANAC(K) GOT OUR NOTICE, WE COMPLIED IMMEDIATELY, WHILE RESPONDING THAT CROOK HAD NO COPYRIGHT INTEREST IN A PICTURE OF HIM FROM FOX NEWS WHICH, BY THE WAY, SAID IN WRITING IT DIDN'T CARE HOW MANY SITES PUT UP THE SCREEN-SHOT IMAGE OF MR. DIPSHIT. WE ALSO REPLACED THE IMAGE WITH A PICTURE OF A DOGS ASS WEARING SUNGLASSES. AFTER GETTING SUED BY THE ELECTRONIC FREEDOM FOUNDATION FOR ABUSING THE TAKEDOWN PROVISIONS THE DMCA LAW, CROOK CAME TO SEE THAT HIS DIPSHITTEDNESS COULD END UP COSTING HIM MORE THAN HE THOUGHT -- 10 ZEN MONKEYS POINTED OUT THE EFF WON A SIX-FIGURE AWARD FROM DIEBOLD FOR DOING THE VERY SAME THING. HOWEVER, SINCE THIS CROOK DIPSHIT IS BROKE, HE AND EFF CAME TO A SETTLEMENT WHICH INCLUDED CROOK TAKING CLASSES IN COPYRIGHT LAW, PROMISING NOT TO BE A DIPSHIT AND FILE DMCA COPYRIGHT NOTICES FOR THINGS TO WHICH HE DOES NOT HOLD COPYRIGHT, AND TO RECORD A VIDEO IN WHICH HE APOLOGIZES TO THE INTERNETS. GO TO TEN ZEN MONKIES AND CHECK OUT THE VERY UGLY HITLER-MOUSTACHE THIS DIPSHIT GAVE HIMSELF SPECIAL FOR THE VIDEO. EWW.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6441103.stm

WHAT IS IT WITH AIRLINES ANYMORE? OR MAYBE WE'RE JUST PAYING BETTER ATTENTION TO THE ANTICS OF A MESSED-UP INDUSTRY. B-C-C NEWS REPORTS THAT ENVIRONMENTALISTS ARE UP IN ARMS OVER British Mediterranean Airways DECISION TO FLY EMPTY AIRPLANES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HEATHROW AND CARDIFF SIX DAYS A WEEK SINCE OCTOBER BEFORE ONE TICKET COULD BE SOLD ON THE ROUTE. THE AIRLINE DID IT TO HOLD THE TAKE-OFF AND LANDING SLOTS, PUMPING more than five tonnes of CO2 has been pumped into the atmosphere on each 140-mile journey.

http://www.sltrib.com/business/ci_5458523

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON A SKY-WEST FLIGHT ON MARCH SEVENTH REFUSED TO PERMIT A MAN TO USE THE BATHROOM ON THE PLANE BECAUSE THERE WAS NO LIGHT WORKING IN IT, FORCING THE SANDY, UTAH MAN TO URINATE IN AN AIR-SICKNESS BAG, ACCORDING TO THE SALT-LAKE-CITY TRIBUNE. AIRLINE OFFICIALS LATER APOLOGIZED AND SAID THEY COULD HAVE HANDLED THINGS BETTER, BUT WERE ONLY FOLLOWING FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTARATION GUIDELINES. THEY GAVE THE PASSENGER SOME TRAVEL VOUCHERS SO HE COULD HAVE MORE OPPORTUNTIES TO PEE ON HIMSELF.

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/18/ba_straps_corpse_int.html

OUR FINAL STORY FILED UNDER "WE NEED A PASSENGER'S BILL OF RIGHTS" DETAILS HOW FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS ON A BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT FROM DELHI TO LONDON SHARED THE CABIN WITH A DEAD WOMAN. BOING BONG DOT NET LINKED TO THE TIMES ONLINE ARTICLE: The body of a woman in her seventies, who died after the plane left Delhi for Heathrow, was carried by cabin staff from economy to first class, where there was more space. Her body was propped up in a seat, using pillows.

The woman’s daughter accompanied the corpse, and spent the rest of the journey wailing in grief.

Paul Trinder, who awoke to see the body at the end of his row, last week described the journey as “deeply disturbing”, and complained that the airline dismissed his concerns by telling him to “get over it”.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 70 for Friday, March 16, 2007

Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 70 (64 kbps .mp3 10:41 5.0 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

This is what we do in our room at night with the lights off making those wet slappy noises.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR FRIDAY, MARCH SIXTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN.

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6442293.stm

http://www.slate.com/id/2161712/

WRITING ABOUT A B-B-C REPORT ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY, POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR FRITZ SAID: So, a series of serious peer-reviewed government-financed studies in the UK have shown that how much a child runs around (either in sport or on their own) has no relationship to their Body Mass Index, or the measure of how fat they are. Here, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN researchers have found a strong relationship between a child's BMI and how early puberty occurs.

But what are we to do?

FRITZ GOES ON TO SAY THAT GOVERNMENT BOTH FINDS IT EASY TO TAKE THE FOOD INDUSTRY'S MONEY TO NOT LOOK INTO WHAT MAKES OUR KIDS FAT, AND ALSO EASY TO TAKE MONEY FROM THE SPORTS INDUSTRY TO PROMOTE ACTIVITIES THAT WON'T KEEP KIDS FROM GETTING FAT.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/business/14light.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

FRITZ ALSO COMMENTED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT HOW THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO REPLACE FOUR BILLION INCANDESCENT LIGHTBULBS WITH FLOURESCENT ALTERNATIVES TO SAVE ELECTRICITY. HE WRITES: IT'S AN effort to cut national energy consumption (I kid you not) by a maximum of about 3 percent. If we turned off every incandescent bulb in the country, and simply went without that extra light, we'd only cut energy consumption by 9 percent.

It's ultimately a depressing article.

But 4 billion light sockets!? There's a very big, generation defining joke there somewhere. How many. Screw in light bulb. Kind of people. Polish people. Alternate ethnic or social groups... the material is here people!

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http://consumerist.com/consumer/riaa/npr-vs-the-riaa-244318.php

http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/13/warner_music_sues_pa.html

WHAT MORE COULD THE RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA DO TO MAKE PEOPLE HATE MAINSTREAM RECORDING ARTISTS AND RECORD COMPANIES? LET'S SEE. HAVE THEY SUED SINGLE MOTHERS FOR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR THIER 12-YEAR-OLD KIDS MISTAKES? CHECK. HAVE THEY SUED THE ESTATES OF DEAD PEOPLE? CHECK. HAVE THEY FORCED COLLEGE KIDS TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL TO PAY THE JUDGMENTS AGAINST THEM? CHECK. AND NOW, THEY'VE GONE AHEAD AND SUED A STROKE VICITIM WHO CAN'T MOVE HALF HIS BODY AND WHO LIVES ON A DISABILITY CHECK AND WHO WASN'T LIVING IN THE STATE WHERE THE ALLEGED FILESHARING TOOK PLACE, ACCORDING TO BOING-BOING. AND NOW, ACCORDING TO CONSUMERIST, THEY'VE GONE AHEAD AND INCREASED THE FEES THEY CHARGE NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO TWENTY-FOLD -- WHEN NPR SPENDS TONS OF TIME AND EFFORT PROMOTING NEW ARTISTS TO ITS AUDIENCE. SO, WHAT COULD THE RIAA DO NEXT TO PROVE THEMSELVES WORTHY OF OUR LOVE? DOUSE AN ORPHANAGE IN KEROSENE AND LIGHT IT AFTER NAILING THE DOORS SHUT? RAPE KITTENS ON LIVE TV? SERIOUSLY, GUYS...YOU ARE WRETCHED ASSHOLES.

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http://rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.antiwar.com%2Futley%2F%3Farticleid%3D10661

SURE, I. LEWIS SCOOTER LIBBY, CONVICTED LIAR, IS A BAD GUY, BUT HE'S A SAD LITTLE HENCHMAN STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF TRUE CRIMINALS, LIKE FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DOULAS FEITH. ANTIWAR.COM HAS AN EXCELLENT RE-CAP OF FEITH'S AWFULNESS, FOCUSING ON HIS PERSONAL AUTHORING of the orders to disband the entire Iraqi army and destroy the civilian government infrastructure. FROM THE ARTICLE: I was a student in Germany after the Second World War. Even after ousting the the Nazis, America did not dismiss every school teacher and village administrator, but that's what the U.S. government did in Iraq. ...

Was Feith trying to provoke a Shi'ite-Sunni civil war? What other disasters did Feith have a hand in?... Feith's actions are comprehensible if one connects them to his LOYALTIES TO THE ULTRA-RIGHT-WING ISRAELI Likud PARTY.

Polls in Israel show that most Israelis want to trade the West Bank for peace. A recent Gallup Poll shows that most Jewish Americans have strongly opposed the Iraq war, despite the Israel Lobby's enthusiasm for it. Feith was not merely sympathetic to Israeli concerns; he acted on behalf of an extreme faction inside the Israeli government. This all demands an investigation with congressional subpoena power.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/13/opinion/13juhasz.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

FROM DAY ONE OF THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ -- ACTUALLY, FROM 1991 AND THE FIRST IRAQ WAR -- CRITICS HAVE SAID THE WHOLE POINT OF THE EXERCISE WAS STEALING IRAQ'S OIL. AND THE MAINSTREAM POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND MEDIA SAID THOSE CRITICS WERE TINFOIL-HAT WEARING NUTCASES. WELL, EVER HEARD OF PRODUCTION SHARING AGREEMENTS? ANTONIA JUHASZ BREAKS IT DOWN FOR YOU IN HER NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE -- WHOSE OIL IS IT ANYWAY -- WHICH WE FOUND VIA THE RANDI RHODES SHOW. THERE'S A BILL WHICH HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE IRAQI CABINET AND WHICH NOW GOES TO THE COUNTRY'S PARLIAMENT THAT HANDS CONTROL OF IRAQ'S OIL OVER TO FOUR OIL COMPANIES FOR THIRTY YEARS. FROM THE ARTICLE: Until about 35 years ago, the world’s oil was largely in the hands of seven corporations based in the United States and Europe. Those seven have since merged into four: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and BP. Ever since they lost their exclusive control of the oil to the governments, the companies have been trying to get it back. The Iraq hydrocarbon law would take the majority of Iraq’s oil out of the exclusive hands of the Iraqi government and open it to international oil companies for a generation or more.

HERE'S WHAT I'VE GOT TO SAY ABOUT IT: If the Iraqi Parliament is forced to make this bill law AND hand control of Iraq's oil over to four private corporations WHILE ITS COUNTRY IS OCCUPIED BY FOREIGN FORCES -- then you really will have, as an American, waged a war of choice on a sovereign nation to steal its treasure. CAN WE NOW STOP ALL THE PRETENSE ABOUT SPREADING DEMOCRACY TO THE ARAB WORLD?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article1505832.ece

AND WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS IRAQ TODAY? IT'S A PLACE WHERE RAPE IS APPARENTLY USED AS A WEAPON OF WAR, NOT MUCH SURPRISING ABOUT THAT. BUT EVER HEARD OF A RAPE VICTIM BEING ARRESTED FOR TALKING ABOUT BEING RAPED? THE TIMES OF LONDON STORY SAYS THAT Sabrine Janabi Shocked Iraq last month when she appeared on Al-Jazeera television and accused three policemen of detaining her and then raping her in their garrison. JANABI HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY IRAQ'S GOVERNMENT FOR INCITING VIOLENCE -- SHE'S BLAMED FOR A WAVE OF SECTARIAN KILLINGS IN THE WAKE OF HER ANNOUNCEMENT. Shia officials have accused her of being a proxy for Sunni militants who want to sabotage a security plan for Baghdad, while Sunni politicians have pointed to her story as proof of the sectarian nature of Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Government.

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http://www.bentcorner.com/2007/03/13/did-wizard-take-advantage-of-insider-information/

Did Wizard magazine engage in insider trading? YOU DECIDE AFTER HEARING THIS FROM THE BENT CORNER BLOG: Newsarama’s Vaneta Rogers talks with comic book retailers about Captain America #25. It’s an interesting read. Especially when the topic turns to how Wizard Universe, which is owned by the same company as Wizard Magazine, sold hundreds of issues of Captain America #25 on ebay on Wednesday at prices from $10 to $50 an issue.

It’s as though Wizard Universe had some kind of inside information from Marvel Comics that Captain America #25 would include the death of Captain America. That’s something no other comic retailer was privy to.

That Captain America was going to be killed.

Did anyone over at Wizard Magazine with information concerning what was going to happen in Captain America #25 advise their counterparts at Wizard Universe to stock up on copies so they could quickly post them on eBay?

It sure seems like it. It also seems highly unethical.

http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/2007/03/15/if-crack-dealers-took-lessons-from-walgreens-they-really-would-be-rich/

DO ALL STORES CHARGE THE SAME AMOUNT FOR GENERIC DRUGS? HELL, NO, ACCORDING TO THE FREAKONMICS BLOG. THEIR INVESTIGATOR began snooping around and found that two chains, Costco and Sam’s Club, sold generics at prices far, far below the other chains. PRICES FOR 90 PROZAC TABLETS RANGED FROM TWELVE DOLLARS AT COSTCO TO $117 AT Walgreens. SO, SHOP AROUND AND ASK QUESTIONS.

SACRED PUBLIC-RADIO BORE GARRISON KEILLOR MUST HAVE A BLOOD-CLOT IN HIS BRAIN THAT HAS DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO HIDE HIS SMALL-MINDED HOMOPHOIA. THAT'S THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR THIS DRIVEL, FROM AN ARTICLE IN SALON, VIA FEMINISTING:

The country has come to accept stereotypical gay men -- sardonic fellows with fussy hair who live in over-decorated apartments with a striped sofa and a small weird dog and who worship campy performers and go in for flamboyance now and then themselves. If they want to be accepted as couples and daddies, however, the flamboyance may have to be brought under control. Parents are supposed to stand in back and not wear chartreuse pants and black polka-dot shirts. That's for the kids. It's their show.

Oh, thank you, Garrison Keillor, for making it acceptable to hate fucking Garrison Keillor. Now take that hackneyed, precious, droning, self-important radio abortion and shove it sideways up your grey, wrinkled ass! Maybe we'll be able to listen to our NPR stations on Saturday evening again.

DAN SAVAGE OF THE SAVAGE LOVE COLUMN POINTS OUT THAT KEILLOR IS A SERIAL ADULTERER, WHO LEFT HIS WIFE FOR HIS LOVER THEN LEFT HIS LOVER FOR HIS SECOND WIFE AND THEN LEFT HER FOR HIS DANISH LANGUAGE TEACHER AND NOW SAYS THAT HIS EYES ARE OPENED EVERY DAY TO THE WONDER OF PARENTING -- IN WHAT MUST BE HIS 60S -- HIS NEWEST BABY GIRL WITH HIS THIRD WIFE, WHICH I'M CERTAIN MAKES HIS CHILDREN FROM HIS FAILED MARRIAGES FEEL LIKE SHIT. GARRISION, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 69 (64 kbps .mp3 9:49 4.5 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

You didn't say "Mother may I."

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH FOURTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/13/washington/13attorneys.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

The White House prompted the firing of federal prosecutors after being given the power to do so under a provision of the USA PATRIOT Act, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES. THE ARTICLE STATES PRESIDENT BUSH SPOKE WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALEZ AS EARLY AS LAST OCTOBER REGARDING U-S ATTORNEYS WHOM THE PRESIDENT FELT WERE NOT AGRESSIVE ENOUGH IN ALLEGED CASES OF VOTE FRAUD BY DEMOCRATS. SENATOR PETE DOMENICHI -- WHO FAMOUSLY QUESTIONED A U-S ATTORNEY PERSONALLY ABOUT AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION -- HAD ALSO PERSONALLY COMPLAINED TO THE PRESIDENT THAT THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER IN HIS DISTRICT WAS NOT BEING HARASSED ENOUGH. POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO SAYS: This is surely unethical, but because of the Patriot Act not entirely illegal. But if the firings were retribution for not fixing the 2004 election better . . . well then that's a whole 'nother story. Expect this one to keep growing for awhile.

http://www.wbir.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=43254&provider=gnews

ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT HE WILL NOT FOLLOW CALLS FROM SENATORS AND PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS TO RESIGN FOR HIS BEHAVIOR AROUND THE U-S ATTORNEY FIRING SCANDAL, ACCORDING TO WIRE SERVICE REPORTS. GONZALES TOLD REPORTERS THAT QUOTE "MISTAKES WERE MADE" UNQUOTE IN THE FIRING OF THE EIGHT U-S PROSECUTORS. Gonzales has already accepted the resignation of his top aide, Kyle Sampson. IT APPEARS THAT FORMER SUPRIME COURT NOMINEE HARRIET MIERS AND GONZALES STARTED DISCUSSING THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR FIRINGS THREE YEARS AGO.

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002746.php

T-P-M MUCKRAKER BLOG POSTED U-S SENATOR Chuck Schumer'S LIST OF LIES ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES AND OTHER WHITE HOUSE OFFICALS HAVE TOLD THE CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. FROM THE ARTICLE: First, we were told that the seven of the eight U.S. attorneys were fired for performance reasons.

It now turns out this was a falsehood, as the glowing performance evaluations attest.

Second, we were told by the attorney general that he would, quote, "never, ever make a change for political reasons."

It now turns out that this was a falsehood, as all the evidence makes clear that this purge was based purely on politics, to punish prosecutors who were perceived to be too light on Democrats or too tough on Republicans.

Third, we were told by the attorney general that this was just an overblown personnel matter.

It now turns out that far from being a low-level personnel matter, this was a longstanding plan to exact political vendettas or to make political pay-offs.

Fourth, we were told that the White House was not really involved in the plan to fire U.S. attorneys. This, too, turns out to be false.

AND, AS OUR EDITOR MOJO POINTS OUT, THERE ARE MORE LIES -- SCHUMER IS JUST GETTING WARMED UP.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW!

http://www.tmz.com/2007/03/12/stallone-charged-with-importing-steroids-down-under/WEB SITE T-M-Z DOT COM POSTED TUESDAY THAT ACTOR Sylvester Stallone was officially charged with illegally importing performance and image enhancing drugs i, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. STALLONE was caught at Sydney Airport with several vials of a steroid known as (human growth hormone), during a random baggage check. Customs officials claim they found a total of 48 vials of the steroid HIDDEN IN HIS LIMO, HOTEL ROOM AND PRIVATE JET.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/85524

SOME DAYS, IT JUST DOESN'T PAY TO BE A METH ADDICT. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE A DIPSHIT. A 19-YEAR-OLD PHOENIX-AREA MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR on accusations he cooked methamphetamine in a toaster, setting fire to his condo, ACCORDING TO THE EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE.

Jonathan Zaletel was unable to douse the fire with water when it broke out late Tuesday, and tried to put it out with window cleaner, MARICOPA COUNTY OFFICIALS said Thursday.

When that didn’t work, Zaletel then went to a local Wal-Mart store to purchase a fire extinguisher. By the time he got home firefighters and police WERE THERE AND SPRINKLERS HAD PUT OUT THE FIRE.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/13/financial/f070131D35.DTL

VIACOM HAS SUED GOOGLE -- OWNER OF YOU TUBE AND GOOGLE VIDEO -- FOR A BILLION DOLLARS FOR INFRINGING ON ITS COPYRIGHTS, ACCORDING TO S-F GATE DOT COM. COMMENTARY FROM POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO: YouTube does have a ton of MTV clips and VH1 clips on their site, but a billion dollars seems kind of insane.

http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/compusa/compusa-wont-honor-rebates-for-items-purchased-at-closing-stores-243792.php\

CONSUMERIST DOT COM HAS REPORTED THAT COMP USA -- THE BIG-BOX ELECTRONICS RETAILER THAT WILL CLOSE HALF OF ITS 250 STORES NATIONWIDE -- REFUSES TO HONOR REBATES ON ITEMS PURCHASED AT THE CLOSING STORES. FROM THE ARTICLE: I made a purchase this past weekend that qualified for a $50 rebate. I attempted to follow the rebate process and was told by their Corporate Rebate folks THAT- they would not honor it. They added, it would be honored if the store was one of the ones remaining open or website. You might want to publicize this to save folks from being "lured" by offers that will not be honored.

http://progressivegeek.com

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http://sadlyno.com/archives/5344.html

BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE COME UP WITH A NEW LINE TO EXPLAIN HOW WE GOT FROM MISSION ACCOMPLISHED TO QUAGMIRE AND CIVIL WAR. THE SADLY, NO! WEB LOG SAYS THEY'RE TRYING TO SAY THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING PEACHY KEEN FOR THE COALITION OF THE WILLING RIGHT UP UNTIL THOSE BAD MANS FROM AL QAEDA BLEW UP THE MOSQUE OF THE GOLDEN DOME. WHICH IS STONE BULLSHIT. FROM THE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE CITED BY SADLY, NO: Feb. 22, 2006, is the day the Bush administration says everything in Iraq changed.... Before that day, military and administration officials frequently explain, Iraq was moving in the right direction: National elections had been held, and a government was forming. But then the bombing of the golden dome shrine in Samarra derailed that positive momentum and unleashed a wave of brutal sectarian violence.

BUT THE TRUTH, AS IT USUALLY IS, IS BURIED ABOUT TEN COLUMN INCHES OR SO FURTHER DOWN IN THE ARTICLE:

Experts say the attack did not begin a civil war but rather confirmed the ongoing deterioration and violence in Iraq — conditions the White House and the generals had resisted recognizing. In that sense, the bombing destroyed much more than the shrine: It also demolished the positive view of progress in Iraq, leading military and administration officials to a more pessimistic perspective, and eventually to a new U.S. strategy. […]

Asad Abu Khalil, a political scientist at California State University at Stanislaus, said it is characteristic of foreign occupiers to seize upon one episode and point to it as the moment that undercut all their good efforts. “The golden dome merely focused and intensified a conflict that was already taking place,” he said. “If the bombing of the golden dome did not take place, some other bombing would have occurred.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/13/us/13strike.html?ex=1331438400&en=8ce995d650ca645c&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

IF YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE LISTENED TO MUSIC ON A-M RADIO, YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE NEWS COVERED STRIKES. YOU KNOW, STRIKES -- WHEN PEOPLE STOP WORKING BECAUSE THEY'RE GETTING SCREWED OVER BY THEIR COMPANY. THEY DO HAPPEN THESE DAYS, BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT THEM. THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS THAT nearly 7,000 SHIPYARD WORKERS IN PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, ARE DEMANDING THAT THEIR PAY INCREASE TO MEET THE INFLATED COST OF EVERYTHING IN THE UN-RECONSTRUCTED POST-HURRICAINE-KATRINA GULF COAST. THE STRIKE IS AGAINST Ingalls shipyard, owned by Northrop Grumman, which builds ships for the Navy.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 68 (64 kbps .mp3 12:06 5.2 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

What do YOU do with a drunken sailor?

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR TUESDAY, MARCH THIRTEENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6440365.stm

OIL CONTRACTING GIANT HALIBURTON IS LEAVING THE UNITED STATES AND WILL RE-LOCATE TO DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, ACCORDING TO B-B-C NEWS. POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO SAYS: I'm not sure I'm comfortable with so many of the U.S. gov's functions being performed by a foreign company. Not that I was ever comfortable with Halliburton, but at least if they are based on U.S. soil they can be held to U.S. laws.

FROM THE ARTICLE: formerly headed by US Vice-President Dick Cheney, The company said it hoped the move to the United Arab Emirates would help it expand its business in the Middle East.

Halliburton won valuable contracts in Iraq following the US-led invasion of 2003, some of which were awarded without competitive bidding.

http://www.harpers.org/this-week-in-babylon-138281283.html

MEANWHILE, HARPERS' MAGAZINE'S THIS WEEK IN BABYLON COLUMN OUTLINES THE ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST HALLIBURTON, in which an international consortium led by a Halliburton subsidiary apparently bribed Nigerian officials to win construction contracts worth $5.3 billion. THE ARTICLE STATES there are questions about whether Vice President Dick Cheney, the former head of Halliburton, had knowledge (or chose not to have knowledge) of the illegal payments. THE AFFAIR IS BEING INVESTIGATED IN FOUR COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Cheney_tells_AIPAC_that_Congressional_antiwar_0312.html

SPEAKING OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, HE APPEARED TODAY AT THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC, ACCORDING TO RAW STORY DOT COM. HE CAME TO ASSURE THE CONSERVATIVE ISRAEL LOBBY -- WHICH HAS ONLY OCCASIONALLY BEEN ACCUSED OF PARTICIPATING IN ESPIONAGE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES -- THAT WE WERE GOING TO INVADE IRAN, NO MATTER WHAT. NOT THAT THIS SETS HIM APART IN THE NATIONS' CAPITOL -- DEMOCRATIC SENATORS HILLARY CLINTON AND BARACK OBAMA HAVE PROMISED ISRAEL EXACTLY THE SAME THING. BUT DICK WASN'T GOING TO LET THE DEMOCRATS OFF EASY, OH NO, AND HE TOOK TO THE PODIUM TO ACCUSE THEM, ESSENTIALLY, OF TREASON FOR EVEN ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTH THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ AND THE PLANNED INVASION OF IRAN. HIS ARGUMENT WAS TWO-FOLD: ONE, QUOTE: "The most common myth is that Iraq has nothing to do with the global war on terror. Opponents of our military action there have called Iraq a diversion from the real conflict, a distraction from the business of fighting and defeating bin Laden and the al Qaeda network. We hear this over and over again, not as an argument but as an assertion meant to close off argument."

OF COURSE, THIS IS THE TRIED-AND TRUE ROVIAN/CHENEY TACTIC OF ACCUSING YOUR RHETORICAL OPPONENT OF DOING THE EXACT BAD THING THAT YOU ARE DOING.

ARGUMENT TWO WAS THAT YOU CAN'T SUPPORT THE TROOPS WHILE QUESTIONING THE MISSION. CHENEY INVOKED THE WORDS "SLOW BLEED" BEFORE THE AIPAC CONFERENCE TO DEFAME DEMOCRTAIC LEGISLATORS EFFORTS TO REIGN IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IN IRAQ AND STAVE OFF AN ATTACK ON IRAN. THINK PROGRESS POINTS OUT THAT IT WAS ONLY LAST WEDNESDAY THAT A CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER COINED THE PHRASE "SLOW BLEED" -- PRESUMABLY AFTER HE READ IT OFF THE FAX FROM KARL ROVE'S OFFICE -- AND THAT, WITHIN HOURS, the Republican National Committee issued a release falsely claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) 'call their plan the ’slow-bleed strategy,'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6476407,00.html

OF COURSE, DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL RESPONDED TO CHENEY'S BASELESS ACCUSATIONS AND SMEARS WITH AN UTTER LACK OF BACKBONE. WITH AN EYE TOWARD FUTURE ELECTIONS AND NOT WANTING TO BE SEEN AS SOFT ON IRAN, CONSERVATIVE RANK-AND-FILE DEMOCRATS TOLD SPEAKER PELOSI IN A CLOSED-DOOR CONFERENCE OVER THE WEEKEND THEY WOULD NOT SUPPORT nA attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran, ACCORDING TO ASSOCIATED PRESS. AND THOSE BRAVE DEMOCRATS MUST HAVE GOTTEN THEIR FAXES OF CHENEY'S SPEECH FROM KARL ROVES' OFFICE over the weekend, BECAUSE, FROM THE ARTICLE, Conservative Democrats as well as lawmakers concerned about the possible impact on Israel had argued for the change in strategy.

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HERE'S A STORY FOR my long-suffering friends in the high school edutainment business (and who teach Freshman Comp.). WHY IS YOUR TEENAGER SO VILE? ASKS AN ARTICLE FROM NEWS-DASH-MEDICAL DOT NET. Researchers in the U.S. say they may have found a reason for the erratic mood swings of teenagers. researchers from the State University of New York suggest that a hormone produced by the body in response to stress that usually serves to calm adults and younger children, has a paradoxical effect in teenagers and instead increases their anxiety.... THE HORMONE IS CALLED THP. The researchers subjected the mice to a stressful event by suddenly placing them inside a plexiglass container just slightly larger than a mouse's body creating a claustrophobic experience and keeping them there for 45 minutes. My long-suffering friends are now on the search for human-teen-sized plexiglass containers. With air-tight lids.

If one more person tells me global warming will turn Michigan into a vacation paradise, I'm gonna kick their fucking ass in.

http://www.mlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-0/11733686378520.xml?aanews?NEO&coll=2

And it really does happen! JUST LAST WEEK, SOME OLD COOT WROTE A LONG OP-ED PIECE IN MY LOCAL PAPER ABOUT HOW GLOBAL WARMING WOULD REVIVE MICHIGAN'S MORIBUND STATE ECONOMY.

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/CNN_Leaked_report_predicts_global_warming_0312.html

WELL, RAW STORY LINKED TO A WIRE SERVICE REPORT ON A LEAKED SCIENTIFIC PAPER by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. HERE'S THE KIND OF VACATION GLOBAL WARMING WILL BRING YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN: By the year 2050, one billion Asians will lack water, the small glaciers of Europe will begin disappearing, large glaciers will change "drastically," and ozone-related deaths will rise 4.5 percent in large cities. In 2050, up to six hundred million people will be hungry due to climate changes. Diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever "will run rampant." Scientists predict by the year 2080, three billion Asians will lack water and as many as one hundred million people may be affected by rising sea levels.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,258121,00.html

I ONCE ASKED MY LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT IF I COULD VISIT DAILY AND TAKE DOWN THE CRIME REPORTS BECAUSE I WANTED TO POST THEM ON THE INTERNET. THE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER FOR MY MID-SIZED, FAIRLY WELL-EDUCATED CITY ASKED ME IF I HAD A JOURNALIST'S LICENSE. FOX NEWS REPORTED ON AN INCIDENT IN AFGHANSISTAN LAST WEEK IN WHICH A U-S SOLDIER DECIDED THAT HE WAS REVOKING THE JOURNALIST LICENCES OF TWO ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTERS WHO HAD JUST FILMED the aftermath of a homicide bombing and shooting, saying publication could have compromised a military investigation and led to false public conclusions. NOW, NO REPSPONIBLE JOURNALIST WOULD EVER JEOPARDIZE A POLICE INVESTIGATION, NOT IF HE DIDN'T WANT HER MANAGING EDITORS FOOT IN HER ASS. BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, REPORTERS AND EDITORS GET TO MAKE THAT DECISION THEMSELVES. THEY DON'T HAVE POLICEMEN, OR SOLDIERS, deletING photos and video AND TAKING AWAY NOTES, AS ALLEGEDLY HAPPENED MARCH FOURTH IN Barikaw, eastern Afghanistan. Col. Victor Petrenko, chief of staff to the top U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan, said in a letter FridaY THAT that photographs or video taken by "untrained people" might "capture visual details that are not as they originally were." SILLY ME, I THOUGHT THAT ASSOCIATED PRESS ONLY HIRED TRAINED PEOPLE TO CAPTURE VISUAL DETAILS, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID TO HOW THEY ACTUALLY WERE.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_flash#Grandmaster_Flash_and_The_Furious_Five

GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME MONDAY EVENING, THE FIRST RAP ACT TO RECEIVE THE HONOR. FROM WIKIPEDIA'S ENTRY ON THE GROUP:

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five released the classic "Superrappin'" in 1979. They later signed to Sugar Hill Records and released numerous singles, gaining a gold disc for "Freedom." The classic "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," released in 1981 was the best display of Flash's skills (combining elements of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust", CHIC's "Good Times" and samples from Blondie's Rapture). It also marked the first time that record scratching had been actually recorded on a record. The group's most significant hit was "The Message" (1982), and of the group only MELLE MEL APPEARED ON THE RECORD. It went platinum in less than a month.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070311/pl_nm/usa_votingrights_dc

IN SOME PLACES, THE 60S NEVER HAPPENED. A dispute over voting rights reminiscent of the U.S. civil rights era has broken out in PORT CHESTER NEW YORK, where the federal government has thrust itself into the debate and a judge suspended an election, ACCORDING TO REUTERS. At issue is whether Port Chester is violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a hallmark of the black struggle for equal rights, by insisting its board of trustees be elected by a villagewide vote.

Although they make up 46 percent of Port Chester's population, no Hispanic has been elected to the board governing the town of 28,000 people. ...

"We've never had a problem with our elections or anything else. Now all of a sudden we have the federal government coming here, dictating to us they want us to have districts," said Port Chester Mayor Gerald Logan.

"There's such greater issues that the federal government could be working on, like what we are doing with our borders," he said.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 67 (64 kbps .mp3 10:49 5.2 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

Your Mother is naught but our rutt-toy.

THIS IS POOR MOJO'S NEWS SHOW FOR MONDAY, MARCH ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN.

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT.

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-gonzales12mar12,0,1237034.story?track=mostviewed-homepage

IT'S PROBABLY TIME FOR U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO "TORTURE-ENABLER, HABEUS-KILLER" GONZALES TO GO. HE'S DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE. THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT SENATOR ARLEN SPECTOR OF PENNSYLVANIA WOULD HAVE LIKED LIKE TO HAVE SAID AND WHAT Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York DID SAY ON SUNDAY, ACCORDING TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/11/opinion/11sun1.html?_r=1&oref=slogin WE ALSO LEARNED SUNDAY THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS AN EDITORIAL CALLING FOR GONZALES TO RESIGN.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070309/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/national_security_letters

ON FRIDAY, GONZALES WAS WORKING ON DAMAGE CONTROL AS HE AND FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER ADMITTED THAT THEY DID A WHOLE LOTTA DOMESTIC SPYING THEY WEREN'T AUTHORIZED TO DO UNDER THE ALREADY UNBELIEVEABLY GENEROUS TERMS OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT. ACCORDING TO ASSOCIATED PRESS, Gonzales left open the possibility of pursuing criminal charges against FBI agents or lawyers who improperly used the USA Patriot Act in pursuit of suspected terrorists and spies, BUT YOU'LL BE COLD AND DEAD BEFORE THAT HAPPENS. MEULLER BASICALLY SAID IT WAS HIS FAULT FOR NOT INSISTING THAT THERE BE AN AUDIT OF WHAT THE F-B-I WAS DOING WITH THE SO-CALLED NATIONAL SECURITY LETTERS, AND THAT THE REPBULICAN-DOMINATED CONGRESS HAD SPENT SIX YEARS NOT INISISTING THAT HE DO THAT INSISTING. [ACTUALITY-MULLER] THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Anthony D. Romero, SAID "The attorney general and the FBI are part of the problem, and they cannot be trusted to be part of the solution,"

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/07/world/main2544988.shtml

All pet dogs will be killed in a district of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing as part of an anti-rabies campaign, the government said. Residents of the city's Wanzhou district have until March 15 to hand over their dogs, according to a directive seen Wednesday on the district's official Web site, according to Associate Press.

http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org/

AND NOW, POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT TO ANNOUNCE THAT, ACCORDING TO THE WEB SITE THE GREAT FIREWALL OF CHINA DOT ORG, OUR MAIN URL, POORMOJO DOT ORG, IS OFFICIALLY BANNED IN THE PEOPLES' REPUBLIC! POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR DAVE-O SAYS, it's ironic, considering the bulk of Chinese SPAMbots that have beaten up on our wiki and comments in the past.

Do we have any Chinese readers? Can anyone out there confirm that they've successfully accessed PMjA from behind the Rice Curtain, or is the Almanac(k) and all of her bounty truly invisible to the Middle Kingdom?

If we are banned, why? Is it because of Alan's potty mouth?

I DUNNO, DAVE-O. I'D PUT MY MONEY ON EDITOR MOJO'S POSTS ON THE COMING WAR BETWEEN THE U-S-A AND CHINA, AND THAT EXPOSE ON THE FALUN-GONG PRISIONER ORGAN FARMS.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/03/07/cow.eats.chickens.reut/index.html

ALSO FROM THE ASIA/PACIFIC DESK, IN A RELATED STORY, CNN AND REUTERS REPORT ON A COW THAT EATS CHICKENS. DATELINE: KOLKATA, India: A family -- BLAMING ITS DOGS -- decided to stand guard at night on Monday at the cow shed which also served as a hen coop, after 48 chickens went missing in a month.

"Instead of OUR dogs [EATING THE CHICKENS], we watched in horror as the calf, whom we had fondly named Lal, sneak to the coop and grab the little ones with the precision of a jungle cat," Gour Ghosh, said.

Local television pictures showed the cow grabbing and eating a chicken in seconds and a vet confirmed the case.

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http://www.boingboing.net/2007/03/09/rice_containing_huma.html

FROM POORMOJO'S "ICKY POO NASTY" DESK, For the first time, the USDA has granted preliminary approval for large-scale planting of an engineered food crop that contains human genes, ACCORING TO BOING BOING DOT NET.

The rice from California-based "pharming" firm Ventria Bioscience was designed to synthesize a human immune protein. The crop will soon be cultivated on 3,000 acres of land in Kansas.

http://www.poe-news.com/stories.php?poeurlid=68441

POOR MOJO'S EDITOR MOJO HAD HIMSELF A LITTLE FANTASY AFTER READING THE ARTICLE ON PORTAL OF EVIL NEWS ENTITLED: Iranian general defects to US. MOJO SAYS: HE'LL promise to say whatever Cheney tells him to. "Nukes? Yes, Iran has many nukes." Glances over at Cheney, who nods and holds up four fingers. "Iran has four million nukes. Yes."

Cheney facepalms.

THE TIMES OF LONDON ONLINE ARTICLE HAS, APPARENTLY, NOT BEEN PICKED UP BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IN THE U-S-A. ORIGINALLY, IRAN HAD ALERTED INTERPOL THAT GENERAL Ali Resa Asgari HAD GONE MISSING AND WAS PRESUMED KIDNAPPED DURING A LAYOVER IN TURKEY. BUT ASGARI SEEMS TO HAVE MANAGED TO GET AWAY, MAKING HIM THE FIRST IRANIAN TO DEFECT TO THE WEST IN DECADES, WITH HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND DETAILED FIGURES ON HEZBOLLAH'S TROOP AND WEAPONS' STRENGTH.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6434789.stm

THE STORY HAS BEEN DECLARED "A GREAT GONZO READ" BY POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO, AND IT CERTAINLY IS COMPELLING TO LEARN THAT A THOUSAND RUSSIANS HAVE KILLED THEMSELVES DRINKING TAINTED MOONSHINE, ACCORDING TO B-B-C NEWS' FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. INTERNET JESUS AND SPIRITS SPECIALIST WARREN ELLIS FORWARDS THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT:

They called it the yellow death. It started in the summer when dozens of people turned up in casualty, a vile shade of yellow.

The dozens turned to hundreds, then a thousand. The better cases recovered, but will die long before their time.

The worst cases? Natasha is not yet 30, she's got a seven-year-old boy called Maxim and she has less than a year to live.

Her whole body has gone yellow - an instantly recognisable feature of toxic hepatitis.

Something has destroyed her liver and now all the natural toxins in the body are stacking up.

Her own body is poisoning her and there is nothing medicine - or at least nothing state medicine in Russia - can do about it.

Natasha and everyone else in the hospital corridors had bought samogon, moonshine, as usual - but something had been added to it.

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/10/national/w133056S85.DTL

WE AT POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE WERE CONCERNED THAT PRESIDENT BUSH'S PLANS FOR MORE TROOPS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WERE GOING TO COST MORE THAN EIGHT-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS PER TROOP -- THAT WAS WHEN WE BELIEVED WHAT S-F GATE'S WIRE SERVICE TOLD US, THAT 4,000 SOLDIERS GOZINTA $3.2 BILLION DOLLARS 800,000 TIMES. BUT POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR FRITZ GOT US THE REVISED NUMBER AND SO, GOOD NEWS! AT 8,200 ADDITIONAL TROOPS, WE'RE TALKING A LOW-LOW, BARGAIN-BASMENT PRICE PER TROOP OF $380,000, ACCORDING TO WIRES QUOTED ON HUFFINGTON POST. BY CUTTING $3.2 BILLION IN LOW-PRIORITY MILITARY SPENDING -- LIKE, I DUNNO, BUYING PROSTHETIC LIMBS FOR THE THE IRAQ OCCUPATION FORCES WOUNDED? AND VISITS WITH PSYCHIATRISTS, PERHAPS? -- PRESIDENT BUSH SAID THERE'S NO NEED TO INCREASE the overall $93.4 billion in additional defense money he's already requested to finance this year's war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6434773.stm

WHEN OUR OWN MOJO READ THE HEADLINE, HE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

Is this an early Apri Fool's joke? HE ASKED?

They seriously named a MILITARY satellite Skynet?

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YES, MOJO, IT'S TRUE, ACCORDING TO B-B-C NEWS, THE UNITED KINGDOM AWAITS THE LAUNCH OF SKY-NET WITHOUT A SHRED OF SELF-AWARE IRONY, AND APPARENTLY NO AWARENESS OF THE TERMINATOR MOVIE SERIES, EITHER. FROM THE ARTICLE :

The British military is set to take one of its most significant steps into the digital age with the launch of the first Skynet 5 satellite.

The spacecraft will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and "friendly" forces across the globe.

JOHN CONNOR... BUDDY... YOU'RE FUCKED.

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Poor Mojo's News Show Podcast No. 66 (64 kbps .mp3 9:46 4.5 Mb)

A daily roundup of things that seemed important.

We have the heart of a child. In a jar, in our closet.

IT’S POOR MOJO’S NEWS SHOW! FOR FRIDAY, MARCH NINTH, TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN.

A DAILY ROUNDUP OF THINGS THAT SEEMED IMPORTANT .

IT'S POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE EDITOR MOJO'S BIRTHDAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOJO! HERE'S MOJO'S BIRTHDAY EPISTLE TO THE WORLD:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_8

I share this birthday with such illuminaries as "actor" Freddie Prinz, jr, and martial artist and general late-night-cable asskicker Cynthia Rothrock, and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, jr. Looking at that list how can you possibly deny the truth and power of horoscopes, eh? or, even better, can you imagine a time-travelling superteam made up of those three and me? We'd be just like the A-Team. Freddie Prinz would be the FaceMan, charming the ladies and going undercover. Cynthia "Blonde Fury' Rothrock would be the bruiser and muscle and weapons expert. Holmes would naturally be the thinker and strategist. And that would leave me the "Howling Mad" role, which I would firmly embrace. I'd be the wild card, the pilot, the unpredictable one who would tease Cynthia Rothrock and lure her onto the plane, even though she was afraid of flying.

It's also the anniversary of the Russian revolution. And it's International Woman's Day. So I'll be celebrating my birthday today with over half the world's population, which all told isn't such a bad thing.

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http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/breaking_news/16853136.htm

ONE STEP CLOSER TO A SHADOWRUN FUTURE... So we're skipping the whole army idea entirely here and just going straight to hiring mercenaries to fight for us.

NAIROBI, Kenya - The State Department has hired a major military contractor to help equip and provide logistical support to international peacekeepers in Somalia, giving the United States a significant role in the critical mission without assigning combat forces, according to wire services.

DynCorp International, which also has U.S. contracts in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq, will be paid $10 million to help PROVIDE the first peacekeeping mission in Somalia in more than 10 years.

http://www.tampontification.com/donate.php

POOR MOJO'S NEWSWIRE CONTRIBUTOR LONGO APPEALS TO YOUR SENSE OF CHARITY, AND I AGREE, SHIFT YOUR DEAD BUTT AND DONATE SOME TAMPONS, PEOPLE! HEAD TO TAMPONTIFICATION DOT COM SLASH DONATE DOT PHP, OR SIMPLY HIT THE LINK AT THE NEWSWIRE IN THE POST FOR TODAY'S PODCAST. Seventh Generation, a green paper products and cleaning products company, will donate a box of sanitary products to a women's shelter in your chosen state - just for clicking the link.

http://www.rawstory.com/showarticle.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inc.com%2Fcriticalnews%2Farticles%2F200703%2Fwork_Printer_Friendly.html

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM TWENTY-SOMETHINGS TODAY HAVE WITH MOM AND DAD IS THAT THEY'RE NOT DROPPING DEAD FAST ENOUGH. Employee dissatisfaction is at an all-time high, according to a national survey released Monday by the Conference Board, a New York-based private research group.

In a survey of 5,000 U.S. households, more than half of all respondents said they dislike their current jobs, compared to less than 40 percent in a similar survey conducted 20 years ago.

These days, the lowest levels of job satisfaction are among younger workers, the survey found. Only 39 percent of respondents aged 25 and younger said they liked their current jobs -- the lowest level in the survey's 20-year history -- compared to 45 percent for workers between 45 and 54. A FREQUENTLY CITED REASON FOR DISSATISFACTION -- LACK OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PROMOTION.

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0703/S00146.htm

AIR AMERICA'S RANDI RHODES POINTED US THIS AFTERNOON AT A MOST REMARKABLE STORY, BEST TOLD AT SCOOP DOT CO DOT N-Z... IT'S ABOUT THESE U-S ATTORNEYS. SEEMS THAT A NUMBER OF THESE PUBLIC SERVANTS -- USUALLY ALLOWED TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE -- HAVE GOTTEN FORCED OUT OF WORK RECENTLY UNDER PROVISION OF THE PATRIOT ACT -- AND REPLACED WITH CRONIES. GREG PALAST -- WHO IS SUCH A GOOD POLITICAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT THAT HE HAS TO WORK FOR THE B-B-C, NO ONE HERE WILL TOUCH HIM -- LEARNED THAT ONE Honest US Attorney WAS fired to make way for Karl Rove's allegedly criminal friend. WHY A CRIMINAL?

Timothy Griffin, Karl Rove's assistant, the President's pick as US Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, according to BBC Television, was the hidden hand behind a scheme to wipe out the voting rights of 70,000 citizens prior to the 2004 election.

Key voters on Griffin's hit list: Black soldiers and homeless men and women. Nice guy, eh? Naughty or nice, however, is not the issue. Targeting voters where race is a factor is a felony crime under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In October 2004, GREG PALLAST'S investigations team at BBC Newsnight received a series of astonishing emails from Mr. Griffin, then Research Director for the Republican National Committee. He didn't mean to send them to THE INVETIGATIVE REPORER. They were highly confidential memos meant only for RNC honchos.

However, Griffin made a wee mistake. Instead of sending the emails -- potential evidence of a crime -- to email addresses ending with the domain name "@GeorgeWBush.com" he sent them to "@GeorgeWBush.ORG." A website run by prankster John Wooden who owns "GeorgeWBush.org." When Wooden got the treasure trove of Rove-ian ravings, he sent them to GREG PALAST. BUSTED!

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/03/08/administration-caves-on-us-attorney-law/

IN A LATE BREAKING DEVELOPMENT, THINK PROGRESS DOT ORG SAYS Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other senators met with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this afternoon. SCHUMER SAID:

“While we didn’t get any better explanation for these unprecedented firings, two important developments came from this meeting. First, the Attorney General told us the Administration would not oppose our legislation requiring Senate confirmation for all U.S. Attorneys. AND EACH OF THE FIVE FIRED U-S ATTORNEYS, ACCORDING TO THE STORY, WILL BE ABLE TO SPEAK UNDER OATH AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS SOON.

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