December 24, 2009 Caller Asks GOP Senator If He Prayed 'Hard Enough' For Byrd To Die
On Tuesday, a C-SPAN caller appeared to mock Senate Republicans and
specifically Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma for a speech he made that seemed
to wish death
upon Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. A caller named "Abraham" got
through to C-SPAN during an interview with Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.),
and asked Barrasso if Coburn's call
to prayer had backfired on Republicans--on Tuesday it was Sen. Jim Inhofe
(R-Okla.), not Sen. Byrd that failed to appear at a health care vote. "We
got our vigil together and took sen. coburn's instructions and prayed
real hard that Sen. Byrd would either die or couldn't show up at the
vote the other night. how hard did you pray, because I see one of our
is missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? Did one of our members
December 23, 2009 More
Proof That America is Run By Children
Darth Vader and a number
of Storm Troopers from the Star Wars Saga rang the opening bell at the
were there as representatives of Lucasfilm Ltd.
22, 2009 The Known Universe / American Museum of Natural History
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere
and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every
star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the
world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital
Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at
the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the
Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky
Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan
through May 2010.
21, 2009 Don't Bring Guns to a Snowball Fight
An undercover cop in DC admits that he pulled a gun at a snowball
fight because he was hit by a snowball. This event occured at 14th
and U streets in DC on Dec. 19, 2009.
December 18, 2009 Modern Jazz Opera Extreme Elimination Challenge
What would happen if Most Extreme Elimination Challenge met Jazz at Lincoln
Center? Chalrie Parker, Miles, Monk, Horace Silver, Bill Evans, Art Blakey,
Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and more in a unique staging
by Japan's Modern Jazz Opera.
15, 2009 Cap & Trade:
A Critical Look at Carbon Trading
Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 15, 200
Will the expansion of carbon emissions trading help stop global warming
or just create a new market for Wall Street to make billions?
10, 2009 Afghans' Anger at Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Win
In making Obama the third sitting US President to win the award, the
Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama's co-operative approach to global
issues. But many critics say that Obama's resume is too thin to stand
with other Nobel peace laureates. And for many Afghans, Obama's strategy
of even more troops does not fit into their vision of what will bring
peace. From Kabul, Steve Chao reports.
December 9, 2009 Syrian Farmers Battle Drought
Climate Change has left farmers in Syria doing something they have never
done before - relying on food hand-outs. Three years of consecutive
drought has led to the country producing less than half of its food
to the UN World Food Programme, about 1.3 million people are severely
affected, and 300,000 are in urgent need of help. Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports
on the people who are losing hope that things will ever return to how
they once were.
November 7, 2009 The
Real Reason Behind Obama’s Afghan Surge
Something just doesn’t add up about the stated logic of sending
30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, says Jamal Dajani, who has a
theory about the president’s real reason for escalating the war.
December 4, 2009 "We
Rescued at the Top and Left the Bottom to Fend for Itself"
Elizabeth Warren from 'Capitalism: A Love Story' on MSNBC's Morning
way I think of it is: they say something like 'Give me your money, investors
and I'm going to Las Vegas and put it all on red 22. And if red 22 comes
in — woo! we are RICH. If red 22 doesn't come in, don't worry because
the tax payers will pay you back the money you invested."
December 2, 2009 Nir Rosen: "We
Managed to Make the Taliban Look Good"
Nir Rosen, independent journalist and fellow at the NYU Center on Law
and Security, responds to President Obama decision to escalate the war
in Afghanistan. Rosen has covered both Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.
His latest articles cover the current state of the US occupations in
both Iraq and Afghanistan.