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Media Matters is once again helping our enlightenment. The featured video helps expose one of the most insidious movements effecting America and the world in modern times. Namely, the radical "fundamentalist" Christian desire that America must lead the march toward the "Christian totalitarianism" of the world, in other words, "A 21st Century Crusades".
As many may expect, Fox News' Glenn Beck is a willing conduit for propagating this movement, which is supported by Beck's brand of his Mormon faith. The posted video is an example of how intellectually (I use the word loosely) invested Beck is in "Christian totalitarianism". Beck has what he calls a documentary, named "Rumors of War". "Rumors of War" supposedly aired on "Insider Extreme" (a Beck "pay to view" site), Jan. 14, 2011, at 8pm, and is his latest "documentary" installment in his argument for Christian world domination or conversely, resistance to Muslim world domination (seemingly Beck's greatest fear).
Rachel Maddow has, from time to time, done several segments on her MSNBC show about religious influences on our politicians. They include interviews with Jeff Sharlet, the author of "The Family". "The Family" is a revealing chronicle of a secretive organization called "The Fellowship". "The Family" has a dormitory for politicians on "C" Street in Washington, D.C.
It seems many, mostly Republican "End Timers", are in our government and are in lock-step with the King of Beckistan.
Included in the "tags" are links to data that supports the idea a 21st Century Crusades is alive and well.Media Matters is once again helping our enlightenment. The featured video helps... more
Federal agents have started interviewing people connected to Sen. John Ensign's (R-Nev.) sex scandal, a potential sign that the Nevada Republican could face a criminal probe over the matter, according to several sources familiar with the matter.
The FBI has contacted former aides to Ensign - in both Las Vegas and in Washington, the sources said. The sources said it appears that the FBI has begun a preliminary review of the case, and there's no evidence yet that it will become a full-fledged criminal investigation into the senator's conduct. At the same time, the Senate Ethics Committee has already launched an inquiry, issuing subpoenas last month to a slew of former Ensign aides.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31652.htmlFederal agents have started interviewing people connected to Sen. John Ensign's... more
Get what you want, when you want it. That's the phrase that has dominated the entertainment industry over the past decade. New technologies have given us access to countless channels for music, television and film — and we can sample them whenever we find it convenient. But as the options multiply, are we losing our sense of a common culture?
Take "The Outing," the Seinfeld episode in which a reporter thought Jerry and George were lovers. Even if you didn't see it — not that there's anything wrong with that — you heard about it: at work, at school, in the checkout line at the grocery store. And suddenly the show about nothing, says Stanford University communications professor Clifford Nass, meant something even to people who didn't watch it.
"That's really what marks cultural touchstones," says Nass. "Things that people are aware of; that they can share; that they can make reference to — that they don't actually have to consume themselves."
More than 40 percent of American households saw the final episode of Seinfeld in the spring of 1998, according to the Nielsen ratings company. Fast-forward about 11 years: American Idol may be the most popular program on television today, but only about 16 percent of American households saw this year's finale.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121986877Get what you want, when you want it. That's the phrase that has dominated the... more
"Saturday Night Live" opened yesterday with a skit mocking both the sexual indiscretions of politicians and how little attention is given them by the media. John Edwards, John Ensign, and Mark Sanford gathered together to protest that their affairs barely registered despite the fact that one of them engaged in bribery, one of them abandoned his state in a time of need, and one of them had a love child with a campaign worker.
These stories, while reported by major news outlets, disappeared quickly and without much follow-up. All of these men still have their jobs. Tiger Woods on the other hand, a man with no public responsibilities, has been the subject of intense media scrutiny over several weeks and has indefinitely resigned from golf.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/13/snl-tiger-woods_n_390173.html"Saturday Night Live" opened yesterday with a skit mocking both the sexual... more
Yesterday, Alan Stock the morning host on KNXT 840 Las Vegas had an exclusive interview with Senator John Ensign (R-NV).
As you may recall, earlier this year Senator Ensign revealed having an affair with his friends wife Cindy Hampton, both the husband, Doug Hampton and his wife worked for Sen. Ensign.~y2009m12d1-Senator-Ensign-interviewed-by-Alan-Stock
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WASHINGTON — A Nevada man whose wife had an affair with Sen. John Ensign said he discovered the relationship after intercepting a text message around Christmas in 2007.
"How wonderful it is. ... Scared, but excited," it read.
Doug Hampton recounted the text message during an interview taped for broadcast Monday night on ABC's "Nightline." The interview covered a lot of ground already made public since Ensign, R-Nev., admitted to the extramarital affair in June, but provided new details about how the affair was discovered as well as the senator's reaction when Hampton confronted him.
The acknowledgment of the affair has led to a huge fall from grace for a man that many viewed as a rising star within the GOP. He's now fighting to complete a second term in office that continues through 2012.
The Hamptons and Ensigns had been close family friends for years. Hampton told "Nightline" he confronted Ensign when both families were present during a Christmas Eve gathering.
"John cries like a kid. Puts his head in his hands, cries like a little boy," Hampton said, adding that he heard remorse and panic in his old friend's voice but now believes it was disingenuous.
Hampton continued to work for Ensign as his co-chief of staff. He said that the two went on a trip to Iraq in February 2008. He said he was having troubles with his telephone and asked to borrow Ensign's to call his wife. He said Ensign scrolled to a listing for Aunt Judy instead of Cindy Hampton. "And then I realize, Wow, wow, something is seriously wrong," he said, that the affair was still going on.
Hampton makes clear through the interview he isn't going away quietly and believes Ensign abused his power in pursuing the affair. Ensign's legal team has said it's confident that all laws and ethics rules were followed in the case, which includes Ensign helping Hampton gain employment with a lobbying firm as well as Ensign's parents providing the Hamptons with a payment of nearly $100,000 that they described as a gift.
"I truly wish that I could publicly respond to each one of Doug Hampton's allegations," Ensign said. "They are full of half truths and untruths. I will cooperate with any investigation because I have not violated any law or Senate ethics rule. If Doug Hampton violated federal law and rules, I did not advise him to do so, I did not suggest that he do so, and I did not cooperate with his doing so."WASHINGTON — A Nevada man whose wife had an affair with Sen. John Ensign said he... more
Residents of the C Street Christian fellowship house will no longer benefit from a loophole that had allowed the house's owners to avoid paying property taxes.Residents of the C Street Christian fellowship house will no longer benefit from a... more
NOTE : Original clip was yanked out of YOUTUBE since HBO seems to think that I-content & free content are incompatible/irreconciable. Fair enough !
May I suggest their CEO & lawyers read this...
Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson on the Future of Free
Sorry for the mishap... Cyber culture is an on going project ;)
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Rachel Maddow has been ripping through these guys for weeks now...
They've been taking over our military...
What God wants, God gets , Got help us all !
On the Rachel Maddow Show, some of you may have seen the author of "The Family" discussing the chilling political implications and "Super Christian Men" theories of Republican senators and congressmen who believe they are above moral reponsibility and the law because they have been "chosen" by God to lead the "ignorant" sheeple.
The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (July, 2009 Paperback Edition). Sen Ensign is Only the Latest Errant Bad Boy to Receive the "Spiritual" Support for His Sin from this Capitol Hill Elitist Fundy "Fellowship." They are Also Called the "C Street" Brethern. We Call Them Contemptible Hypocrites. Even Mark "Dick Wad" Sanford Found "Solace" With Them. Featured July 9th and 10th on the Rachel Maddow Show and Politically Scary as All Hell.
They don't like an organized church because it's too democratic. They like this sort of behind-the-scenes elite approach.
Doug Coe has done political favors for dictators like Suharto of Indonesia and Siad Barre in Somalia, Jonas Savimbi in Angola. They look for the leader who they believe is chosen by God.
Evidence is his power, his wealth, and his willingness to align himself with their version of American power.
The dictator Suharto in Indonesia was one such. They organized meetings for him with American defense contractors, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the secretary of defense, and most notably, since Indonesia is a major oil producing company with American oil executives, who described their meetings in memos of Congress as great moments of spiritual honesty between themselves and the dictator.
"Remember there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." -Frank Zappa
The Family (Christian political organization
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Jeff Sharlet lived with the Family for a month, and wrote a book and articles regarding its secretive nature, connection to disreputable regimes, and dedication to power.
Rachel Maddow has run a multi-story expose on the organization's influence on American politics.In addition to Chip Pickering, John Ensign, and Mark Sanford, on July 18, 2009, she identified Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) as a member and interviewed Jeff Sharlet about a "spiritual counseling" session he witnessed between Tiahrt and Coe, in which Tiahrt expressed concerns that abortion should be banned in order to better compete with the Muslim birthrate, and Coe told Tiahrt that he was thinking on too small a scale. Coe told Tiahrt to work for "Jesus Plus Nothing... the totalitarianism of Christ." According to Sharlet, Coe then gave Tiahrt his usual roster of examples of totalitarians who had great power: Hitler, Pol Pot, Osama bin Laden, etcNOTE : Original clip was yanked out of YOUTUBE since HBO seems to think that I-content... more
A top aide to Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) did not disclose in his Senate financial disclosure statements more than $96,000 in payments that Ensign’s wealthy parents made to the aide and his wife to conceal an extramarital affair that Ensign had with the aide’s wife.
The $96,000 in payments was made by Ensign’s parents to a former top aide to Ensign, Doug Hampton. At the time, Ensign had recently ended a long term extramarital affair with Hampton’s wife, Cynthia Hampton.
Ensign and his family have described the payments as “gifts” to be paid to the Hamptons.
In financial disclosure statements Doug Hampton filed with the Senate, Doug Hampton was asked: “Did you, your spouse, or dependent child receive any reportable gift in the reporting period (I.e. aggregating more than $335 and not otherwise exempt)?”
Despite the $96,000 in payments made to him and his family, Doug Hampton checked “no” in a box next to the question about whether he had received such gifts, according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.
An attorney for Ensign has claimed that the payments to the Hamptons were “made as gifts, accepted as gifts.”
If that is correct, Doug Hampton could face inquiries by Congress and tax authorities as to whether he lied on his Senate forms.
Doug Hampton claims, however, that the payments were not gifts at all, but were instead severance pay for work the Hamptons had done for Ensign.
If that was the case, reports the Sun, “The details are critical because if the payment was a severance, as Doug Hampton claims, Ensign could face felony criminal charges for failing to report the transfer on campaign disclosure forms as would be required.”
Meanwhile, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government, or CREW, a non-profit ethics watchdog group, has written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Justice Department investigate the payments by Ensign’s family to the Hamptons.
And in an interesting new twist to the whole affair, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who allegedly counseled Ensign to apologize to the Hamptons and pay them money, has said that he would not talk to congressional and federal investigators about what advice he gave Ensign.
Coburn, a deacon in his church, claimed that he was engaged in religious and spiritual counseling for Ensign, and thus would invoke a privilege that he was serving as Ensign’s clergyman.
Coburn told Roll Call: “I was counseling him as a physician and as an ordained deacon. That is a privileged communication that I will never reveal to anybody. Not to the (Senate) Ethics Committee, not to a court of law, not to anybody.”A top aide to Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) did not disclose in his Senate financial... more