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Archive for November 10th, 2008

Books on President Andrew Jackson, Freemason

How many times have I almost published the natal chart of President Andrew Jackson? He’s a fascinating specimen of Americana and still controversial after all these years.

He fought for the common man – unless you were a Cherokee. (Full disclosure: this blogger has what we call ‘Cherokee’ on both sides of the family although you’d think I was only Caucasion to look at me.)

He was anti-big-bank at a time when it wasn’t cool. An orphan and a fighter till the end, President Jackson makes an intriguing subject for the new bios about him, one by Jon Meacham who appeared yesterday on Meet The Press, ostensibly to tout his book, ‘American Lion.’

On MTP Meacham also said about Barack Obama that “The country is prepared to hear some eloquence.” And Doris Kearnes Goodwin added a Lincoln quote (I love it when she does that): “With popular sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

To my ears, this gives new insight into one of the reasons for Bush-Cheney to cherry pick Iraq intell…they needed popular sentiment – or the illusion of – as set up by the attacks of 9/11…at least long enough to invade Iraq and stir up the Middle East, changing the oil black market of Saddam Hussein and taking control (as they thought) of the region as a springboard for their next ‘conquest.’

So here’s an article on Jackson and the books written about him. Perhaps this will inspire me to publish Jackson’s natal chart when I get a chance (which is not this morning!):

http://www.slate.com/id/2204092/?from=rss

Bill Ayers writes on Barack Obama

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been
Looking back on a surreal campaign season

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By Bill Ayers

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During the primary, the blogosphere was full of chatter about my relationship with President-elect Barack Obama.

We had served together on the board of the Woods Foundation and knew one another as neighbors in Chicago’s Hyde Park. In 1996, at a coffee gathering that my wife, Bernardine
Dohrn, and I held for him, I made a donation to his campaign for the Illinois State Senate.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21175.htm

Written by Jude Cowell

November 10, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Call for prosecution of Bush and Cheney

Quick! Before they skulk to parts unknown!

http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-must-push-for-prosecution-of-bush.html

Is it all over but the handcuffs?

Here’s a poll question for you to ponder with answers ranging from ‘For sure’ to ‘Not sure’ and some answers in between…

Actually it may be a question of: got hidey hole – will escape.

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Update Nov 11: 53% of the votes are definitely FOR prosecution.

To me this is understandable. But for you?

And another thing: as far as this Friday’s premiere of the new James Bond film, I’m with TV’s Craig Ferguson: what the _ _ _ _ is a ‘Quantum of Solace’?

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