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By Fabian Colbachi for CPW News Service
With the 2016 elections in view and the James Vanderbilt directed Robert Redford film Truth in post production and awaiting its premiere eyes are returning again to the Bush elections of 2000 and 2004.
Based on the book by Mary Mapes titled Truth and Duty: The Press, The President and the Privilege of Power (St. Martins Press, 2005) that covered the GWB Air National Guard memos from his Vietnam War era enlistment there is, along with Redford's movie, a new online interest picking up for the explosive 2004 story covered by Mary Mapes and Dan Rather for CBS News.
The George W. Bush Air National Guard records and the 2004 CBS story about those records cost both Mapes and Rather their jobs at CBS in 2005 after a CBS sponsored investigation by former Pennsylvania Governor and former U.S. Attorney General, Richard Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi, retired CEO of the Associated Press.
"The 2004 Mary Mapes and Dan Rather story and by way of association the upcoming Robert Redford/James Vanderbilt film, Truth, looks to me like a giant piece of political propaganda. One giant slithering smegma lathered copulative assembly. A journalistic groin-gavotte-bacchanalia-saturnia-bender," said Fracon.
Oddly, Dan Rather and Bush consigliore at the Defense Department, Donald Rumsfeld, who owned the Baltimore plantation where abolitionist Frederick Douglass was tortured before he was returned to slavery was also a business partner with Dan Rather in a 10,000 acre ranch in New Mexico about forty miles outside of Santa Fe where Cormac McCarthy, whose character, Judge Holden, in Blood Meridian claimed "War is God." McCarthy's film No Country for Old Men was filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico where the Rather/Rumsfeld ranch is located.
According to archeologist Thomas Layton's 1999 book, Voyage of the Frolic: New England Merchants and the Opium Trade (Stanford University Press), Frederick Douglass was also known as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey who worked in the Baltimore ship building yard that made the fastest opium clippers for the New England Brahmins. "Yea, the Frolic which wrecked in 1850 in Mendocino County, California and held all kinds of records for speed," said one naval architect from Mystic Connecticut, Homer S. Winslow.
"When you note that the Boston Brahmins were front and center to the work of George Luther Stearns' and his attempts to corner the bullet market and that he was a "secret six" supporter of abolitionist John Brown, Potawatomie Brown from Kansas and Harper's Ferry, or that the first black man used as a test case in the Fugitive Slave Laws that fueled consent for civil war worked at the Brown's Baltimore Merchant Shot Tower making musket balls, James Hamlet, and holy begeezies! Now we can begin to understand Gary Webb's conversations with "Freeway" Ricky Ross in L.A.," said activist Earl Z. Fracon," and Jeff Leen and Steve Coll's attempts at the Washington Post to discredit Gary Webb's Dark Alliance.
"Texas and the Bush memo story has been clearly managed, but which way?" asked another political whale watcher. "When you consider that the Houston and Harris County Medical Examiner's office was in shambles during the early 2000's and that the "fixer-upper" was Michael Bromwich, the firewaller in the Iran-Contra case or that the Sidley Austin law firm took the lead in the pro-torture/renditioning debate (for torture) who knows exactly what we are dealing with? And now you can understand why Vernon Loeb, Steve Coll's golden boy spin meister at the Washington Post is now the managing editor at the Houston Chronicle after having dropped on us the lies about Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch and co-writing with Paula Broadwell the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," he continued noting that not only was Petraeus married to the daughter of a U.S. Marine Corp Commandant, but had his punctured lung from a shooting accident at Fort Campbell, Kentucky patched by Bush buddy, Dr. William Frist from Nashville, Tennessee. "Talking about traumatic preparation for unswerving performance! I'd faint in front of Congress, too!"
"Clearly there are those out there that are concerned that to reopen the floodgate of political power to another Bush at this critical time in U.S. history is to find us returning to a regurgitated pile of putrid prevarications unbecoming of the greatest nation in the world history," said Luther Copernicus Sagan and Earl Z. Fracon in a written statement of the citizen support group Future Watch.
"Well, I was out in Las Vegas, New Mexico where the Rather and Rumsfeld ranch is located and damned if it wasn't there at the Regal Hotel where No Country for Old Men was filmed," said Fracon, noting that the Rather family also owned the Nassau/Waldec Plantation in Texas that is famous for its hosting the Buffalo Soldiers after the Civil War. "The Buffalo Soldiers proved that former slaves could clear land and dance to the war god's cadence with the best of 'em even though they missed out on their forty acres and mule.....along with 90 percent of dead Southern Confederates who didn't own any slaves," said Fracon. The 2004 Mary Mapes and Dan Rather story and by way of association the upcoming Robert Redford/James Vanderbilt film, Truth, looks to me like a giant piece of political propaganda. One giant slithering smegma lathered copulative assembly. A journalistic groin-gavotte-bacchanalia-saturnia-bender," said Fracon.
In June 2015, California theater director Rob Melrose directed the play Misery Plantation: A Comedy of Enhanced Interrogation that featured Donald Rumsfeld mentoring the ghost of Frederick Douglass.... Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. "I think the play needs a Part II," said Fracon. "I'd call it Don and Dan Wise Old Owls Down On the Tecolote Ranch."
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Rather/Rumsfeld Tecolote Ranch also in Las Vegas, NM.