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Should Killing Liberals Be a Hate Crime? [Aug. 1st, 2008|07:50 pm]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation, though this post was specifically tailored for the [info]liberal community, could not be more on topic, and, as usual, met all guidelines for posting to that supposedly "open" community)

The tragic killing of two people and wounding of eight others at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville allegedly because of the church's "liberal views" brought up a discussion of hate crime laws on Fox News this week that I analyzed in my 4 minute 9 second YouTube video at:

Should Killing Liberals Be a Hate Crime?

After showing the comments of criminal defense attorneys who appeared on Fox, I analyze the comments and Tennessee's hate crime law, ending my video by asking:

In this era of Fox News and right wing talk radio, would a Tennessee jury be more or less likely to impose the death penalty for murders that target gays and liberals? and

Should targeting someone because of his or her political views count as a "hate crime," or should only targeting religious beliefs enhance the punishment for a crime?

I'm interested in the answers of those who frequent the [info]liberal community here on LiveJournal and, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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McCain, Republicans Want Welfare for Anti-Evolutionists? [Jun. 21st, 2008|09:38 am]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation, though, as usual, it meets all guidelines for posting to that supposedly "open" community)

When Republican governor and possible John McCain Vice Presidential running mate Bobby Jindal came out in favor of teaching "Intelligent Design" in Louisiana's science classrooms on CBS's "Face The Nation" last Sunday, it reminded me of John McCain's similar nonsensical position on teaching "Intelligent Design" which I criticize using clips from recent interviews with biologist Kenneth Miller in my 4 minute 42 second YouTube video at:

McCain, Republicans Want Welfare for Anti-Evolutionists?

If you're interested in the sources I used for my video...

You can see Gov. Bobby Jindal's full appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" from which I took a short clip for my video at Gov. Bobby Jindal on Face The Nation

You can see the entire May 3, 2007, GOP presidential candidate debate on MSNBC from which I took a short clip for my video at May 2007 GOP Republican Debate on MSNBC

You can see the full June 16, 2008, episode of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" from which I took 2 short clips of the Kenneth Miller interview for my video at June 16 Colbert Report

You can hear the entire June 13, 2008, interview of Kenneth Miller on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" from which I took a short clip for my video at NPR interview of Kenneth Miller

And, you can see the expert witness statement that Kenneth Miller submitted in the ACLU's successful case against the teaching of "Intelligent Design" in Pennsylvania's public school science classes, Kitzmiller v Dover, at Kenneth Miller expert witness statement in Kitzmiller v Dover

Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in Bill O'Reilly's So-Called "No Spin Zone?" [May. 22nd, 2008|07:22 pm]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation (other than the two words "stop trying"), though, as usual, my post meets all guidelines for posting to that "open" community)

It wasn't quite a "no spin zone" when Bill O'Reilly brought Megyn Kelly on to the May 15, 2008, edition of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" as the legal expert to analyze that day's California Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality as I show with the clips and commentary in my 3 minute 24 second YouTube video at:

Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in O'Reilly No Spin Zone?

In my video, I take on the anti-marriage equality talking points Megyn Kelly put forth without opposition on Fox News. In response to Kelly's claim there are no provisions of the California Constitution supporting a fundamental right to marry the person of one's choice, I point out multiple provisions of the California Constitution supporting that right, including the section providing rights of "enjoying and defending life and liberty, ... and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy” and a section promising "equal protection of the laws." In response to Kelly's claim that the California Supreme Court created a "fundamental right of a gay or lesbian person to marry another gay or lesbian person" that never existed before, I point out that the California Supreme Court specifically cited its own 1948 case striking down California's ban on interracial marriages as the at-least-60-year-old source of California' fundamental right to “join in marriage with the person of one's choice

I end my video by asking:

Wasn't the California Supreme Court correct to find we cannot provide gays and lesbians the "equal protection of the laws" while simultaneously denying them a fundamental right "to join in marriage with the person of one's choice?"
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Corporate Amnesty vs Your Privacy: Big Spying Vote This Week in the US Congress [Mar. 10th, 2008|07:23 pm]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation, though, as usual, it meets all guidelines for posting to that supposedly "open" community)

If the Bush Administration gets its way this week in the US Congress, Bush and the big telecommunications corporations will never be held accountable for years of illegal spying on Americans and that kind of spying will again be authorized. If you're interested in watching the clips and my analysis showing what I mean, PLEASE CHECK OUT MY NEW 3 MINUTE 55 SECOND YouTube video at:

Corporate Amnesty vs Your Privacy: Big Vote This Week

I point out in my video that you can add your voice in opposition to warrantless wiretapping and telecom amnesty by telling a member of the U.S. House of Representatives your opinion using the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at

(202) 224-3121

Or, you can sign an online petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, encouraging them to stand up and protect the U.S. Constitution in the face of the Bush Administration's power grab at http://www.aclu.org/encore

I end my video by asking:

Why are Republicans so willing to give full amnesty to Bush and the big corporations, but not even a hint of amnesty to hard working poor people looking for jobs?

And, if you're interested in the sources of the clips in my video, you can find clips of John McCain and others from the ABC News/Facebook/WMUR Republican Debate at: http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=4091645

You can find the full segment of "The Word" (AT & Treason) from the March 6th episode of "The Colbert Report" from which I took 2 clips in my video at: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=163287

And, you can find the two parts of ACLU of Illinois Director of Communications and Public Policy, Ed Yohnka's recent video conference call at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKdyDfim7JE

And at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFnybeQE7BQ


Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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Bush Bashing Obama Bogus? [Feb. 14th, 2008|03:23 pm]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation, though, as usual, it meets all guidelines for posting to that "open" community)

As Pres. George W. Bush's term finally comes to an end, you might expect him to play the statesman, staying above the fray in the upcoming election. On last week's Fox News Sunday, however, GW Bush did just the opposite, making false attacks on one of the leading contenders to be the next US President, as I show with the clips and commentary in my 4 minute 16 second YouTube video at:

Bush Bashing Obama Bogus?

After making my case that Bush's Obama bashing was, indeed, entirely bogus, I end my video by asking the questions:

Is George W Bush astute enough to actually know he was lying when making those anti-Obama attacks? and

Are Republicans right to fear Sen. Barack Obama as the most electable Democratic nominee in November?

If you're interested in the sources of the clips...

You can see the part of the Fox News Sunday interview with Pres. George W. Bush from which I took a short clip on the Fox News website at: Bush interview on Fox News Sunday

You can see the segment of the February 11, 2008, edition of CNN's "The Situation Room" with the discussion between Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty, Jeffrey Toobin, and Dana Bash currently uploaded to YouTube at: Obama Attack Machine Gears Up by GOP, FOX, Bush

You can see Sen. Barack Obama's statement at the CNN YouTube Democratic debate from which I took a short clip on the CNN website at: CNN YouTube Democratic debate page

You can see Sen. Barack Obama's August 1, 2007, foreign policy speech at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre from which I took a short clip on the C-SPAN website at: Obama Foreign Policy Speech

You can also find DOZENS of more examples of Fox News Bias on my Fox News Bias playlist on YouTube at: Fox News Bias

Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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(no subject) [Dec. 14th, 2007|06:06 pm]
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(NOTE: I tried posting this to the [info]liberal community to refute the moderator's previous false accusation of copyright infringement against me that he used to justify excluding my posts from that supposedly "open" community, but he rejected this posting, too, and refuses to even answer my instant messages)

Computers and the internet hold the promise of giving the "little people" a power of communication beyond anything available to them before, but the fulfillment of that promise depends on laws and rules that recognize and protect the needs of those "little people." So now, when the age of user generated content on the internet is really just beginning, we need to take a stand to protect free expression for the "little guy" who risks getting trampled by these big corporations as the big corporations figure out and pursue what makes a profit for their shareholders. That's why I spent the last year fighting for protection of fair use on the internet, as you can see in my two part video available at:

How the ACLU Got Viacom To Treat My YouTube Videos Fairly #1

and at:

How the ACLU Got Viacom To Treat My YouTube Videos Fairly #2

If you prefer using an embedded video player that plays both parts together: click here for embedded video playerCollapse )

I've also posted all the background information including several letters and legal documents using links you can find at:

http://www.liberalviewer.com

Particularly interesting is the blog entry from Nicole Ozer, the ACLU of Northern California's Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, at:

http://www.aclunc.org/issues/technology/blog/playing_fair_on_youtube.shtml

That blog includes news that the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and several other groups have come together to put out some best practices titled "Fair Use Principles for User Generated Video Content" that are posted at:

http://www.aclunc.org/issues/technology/blog/asset_upload_file939_6218.pdf

As always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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Terrorism Question for CNN/YouTube Republican Debate [Nov. 27th, 2007|12:43 am]
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TEXT:

So, if terrorism is a tactic of using violence against noncombatants to achieve political objectives that means some American acts like the World War II bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima qualify as terrorism while an attack on a military target like the Pentagon would not. Which leads me to ask:

Do you accept this definition of terrorism that includes some past American actions but not an attack on the Pentagon, and, if not, what alternative definition of terrorism would you offer?

and

How do you fight a war against a tactic?
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Will Michael Moore's New Movie "Sicko" Finally Push the U.S. to Fix Its Healthcare System? [Jun. 3rd, 2007|11:08 am]
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(FYI, this post was REJECTED without explanation by the moderators of liberal and democrats even though this post follows all rules of submission and I have repeatedly requested further explanation; I also received a "banned" message when trying to post to conservatism.)

To promote his new movie, "Sicko," that documents abuses in the US healthcare industry, Michael Moore gave his first live interview in over two years to HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." That interview left me with important questions about the future of healthcare in the US that I pose in my 4 minute 7 second YouTube video at:

Will Michael Moore Movie "Sicko" Push US to Fix Health Care?

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To inform the questions I ask in my video, I refer to the following studies of the US health care system:

"How Does The Quality Of Care Compare In Five Countries?" available at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/23/3/89

"U.S. Health Care Spending In An International Context" available at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/23/3/10 and

"The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States" available at: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/348/26/2635

Also, more info about HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" is available at: http://www.hbo.com/billmaher/

Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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Is Dick Cheney the Evil Force Pulling GW Bush's Strings Behind the Scenes? [Jan. 29th, 2007|02:51 pm]
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(REJECTED by moderators of BOTH liberal and conservatism, without explanation despite the claim of both communities in their rules to be "open" in accepting on-topic submissions like this one)

For those who failed to believe the Dark Side of the Force skulks in the background of the GW Bush Administration despite the revelations in my Karl Rove "Conspiracy" video, all doubt should be removed in my latest 2 minute 44 second YouTube video at:

Is Dick Cheney the Evil Force Pulling GW Bush's Strings?

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Now, for those of you who are irony impaired, many of the arguments in my video are just satirical attempts at humor, but the allegations about Dick Cheney's role in Scooter Libby's alleged crimes are all too real.

The two short clips from the Daily Show are taken taken from longer segments available on the Comedy Central website at: http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=81280

And at: http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/index.jhtml?ml_video=81345

More information about Vice President Dick Cheney's involvement in Scooter Libby's alleged crimes is available at: http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/23/cialeaktrial.ap/index.html

And, more information about President George W Bush's 2007 State of the Union speech to the US Congress is available at: http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/23/bush.sotu/index.html


Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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LiberalViewer perhaps "worthy of a person of the year title?" ;-) [Jan. 23rd, 2007|11:19 am]
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(REJECTED by moderators of liberal and conservatism)



For those people skeptical of the way ordinary people like me can use YouTube to get a lot more attention for our views on political issues, I present you with the Sacramento Bee story at:

Media Savvy: LiberalViewer is watching
A stay-at-home dad's snarky postings on politics and media are a YouTube hit


There are some slight inaccuracies in the story and in the quotes like I seem to be able to find in almost every news story if I'm close enough to the topic, but I'd say the story is overall accurate. I'm sure many around here would agree with this description:

"he spends time in his LiberalViewer persona, bloviating via YouTube about the news of the day and the mainstream media's coverage of same" (emphasis added)

Anyone know what "bloviating" means? ;-)

And, any new thoughts on my videos now that they've been favorably reviewed by the Sacramento Bee?
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