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Having discovered that Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) a.k.a. "Kos" of DailyKos) has a long history of activism for the Republican Party and, furthermore, he trained and worked with the US CIA between 2001 and 2003, research has revealed and



Updated: 2018-01-21T13:30:46.547-08:00

 



DailyKos Uses Ferguson, MO to Request Contributions to DK, Ignoring Family's Memorial Fund

2014-08-22T04:37:55.213-07:00

DailyKos editor Chris Bowers has originated DaikyKos' own petition about Ferguson, MO, urging readers to contact Attorney General Eric Holder, but also requesting donations to "keep DailyKos strong". DailyKos rejected linking directly to an earlier and substantially similar petition by Color of Change.  Although the DailyKos e-mail requests donations to DailyKos, it does not mention the Michael Brown Memorial Fund at Go Fund Me, created to receive donations for the benefit and education of Michael Brown's siblings.This appears to me to be rank opportunism on the part of DailyKos.  A 97% white readership blog seeks to raise money for its own coffers, hijacking efforts started and daily maintained by humble Black protesters, Black elected officials and community leaders, online Black Tweeters and advocacy groups.Although it might otherwise be commendable for DailyKos to take a position in this case, it could have better helped to promote the much discussed "conversation" on skin color by linking to and directing contributions through the Black organization Color of Change, instead of linking to the white organization ActBlue while requesting donations for the virtually all-white DailyKos. It is my contention that making any contribution to DailyKos only supports and encourages the blog apartheid that DailyKos has practiced since its inception.Although the argument has been raised that DailyKos cannot be a white supremacist anti-Black antagonist blog because its owner is Latino, Markos Moulitsas has specifically disavowed being any kind of minority in the past. http://goo.gl/FxDzbd   In the fifth article of a series of four commissioned articles for his college newspaper, Markos C. A. Moulitsas, announced his intention to withdraw again after the assignment into "detached selfishness", grateful that he was not one of "them" (the minorities), whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. They would never be able to escape who they were.  (Emphasis added.)  http://goo.gl/FxDzbd[...]



Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga Denounced Religion, Believers and the Bible in College Essay

2014-06-21T08:24:46.637-07:00

DailyKos poll shows that a vast majority of participants do not believe in God.The following is the college essay, "Religion-It's Just Not for Me", that Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) published in his college newspaper, the Nothern Star, at Northern Illinois University, on Monday, October 4, 1993, in which he denounces religion, believers in religion, God and the Bible. This article is important because it shows that if MAMZ were allowed to select candidates for the Democratic Party, he would select atheists, whom polls show are the least regarded group in America, reviled even more than communists and felons.  MAMZ has a right to his atheism, but it would be disastrous to allow him to impose it upon the Democratic Party, as the following essay by him clearly shows:It seems like one doesn't have to look very far or wait too long here at NIU before he or she runs into a white Christian knight, self-righteously waving his or her bloodied sword of morality at us sinners.Be it in the op-ed pages of the Star, the Letters to the Editor section of the paper or just a stroll through the MLK Commons, it seems there is no happier creature than religion's many mindless sheep, Bible in hand, decrying sin with blood-lust in their eyes... I really don't care if someone wants to waste their life away, content to live life wearing blinders and extracting guidance from a book which is mediocre fiction at best. That's his or her problem. I just don't want anything to do with it. Although it should amaze me how many people allow their lives to be molded by a book, it really doesn't. The Bible, in its inherent vagueness, happens to support just about any course of action one may be compelled to perform. Why do you think it's been used to justify almost every act of cruelty mankind has performed? (The Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition just happen to pop into mind).You happened to have participated in gang rape and feel guilty? Don't worry about it. Genesis 19:8 says it's okay. Lot, revered for his holiness, says to a mob outside his house, looking for two men he has sheltered, "I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with men. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you please, but don't do anything to these men, for you know they have come under the shelter of my roof." How about justification for the mass murdering of children? See II Kings 2:23. In that little snippet, the Lord's priest Elisha was on his way to Bethel. On the way, some small boys came up to him and taunted him about his bald head. This I have to quote: "The prophet turned and saw them, and he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the children to pieces." Good thing the guy in the Hair Club for Men commercials isn't a priest. (You know the one, he's not only the president of the company, but a customer, too.)It shouldn't be too difficult to see why I can't place any seriousness in the book, but don't just take my word on the above two examples. Look them up. Inconsistencies in the Bible are so numerous I can't even begin to list them. For example, why is it that in the Old Testament, God is this uncompromising and spiteful God, turning whole villages to sand and such, while when you turn the page to the New Testament, he turns into this swell guy you'd want to invite home for dinner with Mom and Dad? Well, I suppose the older God gets, the more mellowed out and less demonstrative he tends to become. I can understand that. My grandfather is the same way. I can see how religion is utilized by many lacking guidance or purpose. I encounter those problems myself. Still, I have looked at religion and any kind of answers are conspicuously absent from it (and I'm not just talking Christianity, but all the major religions of the world). You may not agree with me on that point, but just think about the many times you've heard a question on a difficult religious matter answered, "Just have faith. It's all too big for [...]



Markos C.A. Moulitsas' Articles Opposing ALL Gays in Military and Denouncing the Bible are Relocated

2014-06-21T08:26:02.349-07:00

[UPDATE]  As of June 21, 2014, Markos C. A. Moulitsas' 1993 college freshman campus newspaper article arguing against ALL gay participation in the military can be found at the following link: Military right". If the address of the article changes again, then you can use the search function at the Northeastern Illinois University (NIU) to discover where the article has been hidden, as well as to read all of the NIU college newspaper articles by and about Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ).OK.  Markos Carlos Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) admits that he held "stupid ass" beliefs when he was a Republican.  Now, he need only admit that he "evolved" those beliefs during what he said was approximately two years of training at the CIA, during which he started DailyKos.Saying the above MAMZ article was an example of a "Bad Attitude" on his part, Cheryl Anndel, also then a student at NIU, said:I'd like to address this letter to Marcos C. Moulitsas. First, do not assume that former military service people share your views. Rest assured that this one does not. I resent the fact that you assume that just because I'm prior service, I share your opinion. Second, if a military unit is inefficient and morale is down, that is the entire unit's fault and not just one soldier's fault. As military personnel, we are trained to accomplish a mission. If you cannot accomplish that mission because you're worried about who's watching you while you change your underwear, it sounds like you don't have the right mental attitude.CHERYL ANNDELBusinessSenior Unfortunately, the NIU reorganization of its archives disconnected original articles from the comments about them.  So, you wouldn't know that there was a vehement counter-argument to MAMZ article above unless you diligently searched the archives for all articles mentioning e.g. "Moulitsas".In another MAMZ NIU college article, entitled "Religion-It's Just Not for Me", MAMZ proclaims early on that the Bible is "mediocre fiction at best" and says, "Sorry, religion doesn't solve anything...I don't need its excess baggage..."  The entire article is as follows, in case NII once again reformats its archives and effectively hides this article from the public:It seems like one doesn't have to look very far or wait too long here at NIU before he or she runs into a white Christian knight, self-righteously waving his or her bloodied sword of morality at us sinners. Be it in the op-ed pages of the Star, the Letters to the Editor section of the paper or just a stroll through the MLK Commons, it seems there is no happier creature than religion's many mindless sheep, Bible in hand, decrying sin with blood-lust in their eyes... I really don't care if someone wants to waste their life away, content to live life wearing blinders and extracting guidance from a book which is mediocre fiction at best. That's his or her problem. I just don't want anything to do with it. Although it should amaze me how many people allow their lives to be molded by a book, it really doesn't. The Bible, in its inherent vagueness, happens to support just about any course of action one may be compelled to perform. Why do you think it's been used to justify almost every act of cruelty mankind has performed? (The Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition just happen to pop into mind). You happened to have participated in gang rape and feel guilty? Don't worry about it. Genesis 19:8 says it's okay. Lot, revered for his holiness, says to a mob outside his house, looking for two men he has sheltered, "I have two daughters who have never had intercourse with men. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you please, but don't do anything to these men, for you know they have come under the shelter of my roof." How about justification for the mass murdering of children? See II Kings 2:23. In that little snippet, the Lord's priest Elisha was on his way to Bethel. On the way, some small boys came up to him and taunted him [...]



Netroots Nation 2012 and the Infiltration of the Liberal Blogosphere

2012-06-10T10:39:27.246-07:00

As Netroots Nation finishes it's annual meeting, in Providence, Rhode Island, I continue to be troubled by the fact that the founder of this meeting, Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ), is quietly from the Salvadoran oligarchy and has acknowledged ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency.

(Click on MAMZ's photo in the sidebar to the immediate right of this article.  See right entire right side bar for links to statements by MAMZ himself about his CIA involvement, and to original US and Salvadoran Government documents, private industry statements and MAMZ family statements that make his true identity and family background undeniable.)

It seems obvious to me that a meeting organized by the CIA for American liberals and leftists cannot deliver whatever it is these activists hope to obtain by attending the meeting.  Instead, it will deliver what CIA-trained MAMZ hoped to deliver when he started DailyKos while training to be a secret-agent at the CIA.

In response to the outing of MAMZ as a CIA-trainee, he has successfully downplayed his involvement in the Netroots Nation conference, convincing its attendees that the conference can be reputable even if its founder is a CIA tool.  I have posted here and disseminated all of the information that an intelligent person would need to have in order to evaluate Netroots Nation.

Now, I reluctantly but confidently await the fresh historical vindication that will come when the US Government eventually acknowledges the extent to which it infiltrated and oriented the liberal blogosphere, using big box blogs like DailyKos and subsequently inventing the DailyKos YearlyKos convention.

To those who have attended Netroots Nation 2012, I can only remind you that you are helping to write the infiltrated history of the American Left's manipulation by US Government undercover agents and forces.  Unlike the true radicals of the civil rights movement, the 1960's and early 70's, it will never be necessary to shoot you down because you are so easily and passively led astray.



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2012-01-13T16:09:04.250-08:00

During my days at DailyKos, I opposed John Edwards candidacy because there were two better candidates (one of whom was elected President), but also because Edwards DailyKos-supported candidacy would have perpetuated what was then a 43-term white male monopoly of the Democratic Party nomination and of the US Presidency.This didn't go over well at the 96% white DailyKos.  (See Quantcast DailyKos demographic data in right sidebar.)  I attacked Edwards from every conceivable (to me) angle and many other DailyKos participants resented that.  How could I insist, day after day, that the next US President ought not necessarily be a white man, when everyone knew that ALL US presidents had been white men?As we all know now, the Democrats would certainly have lost the election in 2008 had John Edwards been nominated, as a plurality at DailyKos preferred.  John Edwards, it turned out, was a selfish, shameless philanderer, while his wife was an knowingly enabling, manipulative and exceedingly ambitious woman, who hid all she knew about John's clear unfitness for the nomination.Today, CNN reports that:Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to donations to and payments from his failed 2008 presidential campaign. He is accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. He denies any wrongdoing.Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer in December 2010. The couple had separated that year, shortly after Edwards admitted that he had fathered a daughter with Rielle Hunter, who was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.Had either or both of John and Elizabeth Edwards succeeded in their nomination ambitions, they would have destroyed the Democratic Party's hopes for regaining the presidency, because lying John Edwards' General Election campaign would have been embarrassingly over before it could begin in earnest.  So, I now hold John Edwards in very low esteem.When John Edwards is in Federal prison, mumbling to Elizabeth Edwards, who earned her place in Hell, then both of them will have gotten their due for the harm they knowingly and intentionally tried to do to the Democratic Party, simply for their own personal gain.  It is no longer possible to assert that Edwards wanted to help the poor or anyone else through his candidacy, because the only way he could have helped would have been to get out of the race, given what would soon become known about him. I am proud to be able to write this at at Truth About Kos blog, which provides the truth about the DailyKos community, it's owner, and its (right-wing, CIA-driven?) politics.[...]



"Banned at Kos" is Ongoing Topic at Tikun Olam Arab-Israeli Topic Blog

2012-01-13T15:07:24.951-08:00

Two recent visitors to the Tikun Olam blog have added information to a thread started in 2006 about banning at DailyKos.  In summary, many DailyKos participants eventually realized that any defense of the Palestinians or criticism of the Israelis would lead to the writer being banned from participation at DailyKos.Atheo, for example, found out very quickly this month that there are some subjects you simply are not allowed to address at DailyKos. Atheo discussed his experience at Tikun Olam.It's ironic that the mainstream media constantly address the issue of Palestinians and Israelis, but a supposedly "liberal," "leftist" blog bans the topic entirely.  DailyKos does not seem to hold the sentiment behind the First Amendment -- freedom of speech -- in very high esteem.For example, DailyKos bans all discussion of how and why and by whom the Twin Towers were destroyed on 9-11.  Meanwhile, YouTube is full of videos (2.5 Million) typically doubting the official story of 9-11. and Time and CBS have discussed the theory that 9-11 did not occur as reported, but was perhaps an inside job.  So, you have the mainstream media and Google sharing information about an issue whose mere mention will get you banned at DailyKos.  Why does DailyKos believe it is crucial to prevent this discussion, even as Google/YouTube, a much larger media corporation, is a veritable treasure trove of information about 9-11.  Google permits it, but DailyKos blocks it.It seems to me that the roles of the big box blog and the mainstream media have been reversed and many issues that can be covered in the mainstream media are now (and have been virtually since the beginning) BANNED at DailyKos. And that is the wall against which Atheo bumped his nose in his first attempt to address what was important to him at DailyKos.I don't visit DailyKos anymore, except to see them go berserk when they realize that the guy they banned from their little backwater published opinion pieces at, for example, Huffington Post, and is quoted in the Washington Post and at Slate. When I initially began contacting the mainstream media about my experience of being banned at DailyKos for expressing the views of a Black man, big wigs at DailyKos mocked and derided me.  In think they underestimated me, as you can see when you read the article, "Bloggers' Convention a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males," for which I spoke with the Washington Post writer beforehand.  I found bigger and better places and ways to publish my opinions after I was banned from DailyKos. With 456,000 hits at Google for "Moulitsas" and "CIA," mostly based on information first widely disseminated at my Truth About Kos blog, I believe I have done what I could to explain to the public why DailyKos and its cohorts (look at its blog list) serve the conversation-curtailing role that they do in the whitosphere.I also note that history and these two historical figures have proved my judgment correct about John and Elizabeth Edwards, whose DailyKos-supported candidacy for the presidency I opposed because, among other factors, John's election would have perpetuated what was then a 43-term white male monopoly of the US Presidency. This didn't go over well at the 96% white DailyKos.  (See Quantcast DailyKos demographic data in right sidebar.)  I attacked Edwards from every conceivable (to me) angle and other DailyKos participants resented that.  How could I insist, day after day, that the President ought not necessarily be a white man, when everyone knew that ALL US presidents had been white men?As we all know now, the Democrats would certainly have lost the election in 2008 had John Edwards been nominated, as a plurality at DailyKos preferred.  John Edwards was a shameless philanderer and his wife was an enabling, manipulative and exceedingly ambitious woman, who hid all she knew about John's unfitness for the nomination.Today,[...]



Minneapolis "City Pages" Shows Contradictions in MAMZ's Disinformation Campaign About Himself and His "Right-Sympathizing" Family History

2011-09-24T19:18:29.212-07:00

On June 8 2011, Jessica Lussenhop of Minneapolis-St. Paul's "City Pages' published an article covering what Markos Moulitsas says are important moments and facts in his blog's and the whitosphere blogs' history. She gets one crucial fact right that other mainstream media biographers have ignored. She says, WHEN MOULITSAS WAS A nine-year-old boy living in civil war-torn El Salvador, his parents received a strange envelope in the mail.  Inside were photos of Moulitsas and his brother being driven to their grandmother's, and getting on and off the school bus.  It was a message to the right-sympathizing family from the communist guerilla fighters: We can take your children at any time.  Terrified, the family fled to Chicago in 1980.  (Emphasis added.)This is the first time I recall a mainstream newspaper making the obvious observation and stating as fact the reality that Marcos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) comes from a "right-sympathizing family."The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts) pointed this out in 2007.  This fact is important because MAMZ has consistently lied about it and because it stands at odds with MAMZ's own incredible assertion, through his Cato Unbound biography, that his heroes are the late (assassinated by the Salvadoran right wing) Catholic Archbishop Arnulfo Romero, who was identifying and organizing increasingly with goals of the the Salvadoran leftist majority when he was assassinated, as well as Cesar Chavez, the famous Latino union organizer.On September 9, 2006, the editors of Cato Unbound wrote of MAMZ,Moulitsas’s heroes are Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Cesar Chavez, and, above all others, his father. Moulitsas currently resides in Berkeley, California, with his wife and son.The Cato Institute can only have written this because this is what MAMZ told them.The media has never asked MAMZ to explain why someone like himself, who acknowledges voting for President George H. W. Bush in 1992, when the right-wing Salvadoran Government's civil war against leftists  was raging, would also admire the leftist Archbishop Romero, who was assassinated after increasingly supporting the Salvadoran left wing in its opposition to the right-wing Government's war against its leftist opposition.  MAMZ tries to position himself as a leftist while acknowledging that he voted and politically organized as a Republican.MAMZ has said of his politics at the time of the election of George H.W. Bush, in an autobiographic piece at the American Prospect:I was also a Republican. As a 17-year-old precinct captain in 1988, not even old enough to vote, I helped deliver one of the district’s best precinct performances for Henry Hyde. I had a framed picture of me with George H. W. Bush. George H. W. Bush was elected in 1988, when the Salvadoran civil war was raging between a right-wing Government and a left-wing populace, which populace was supported by some Catholic Church officials who found themselves morally compelled to side with the terrorized leftist public against the Government.PBS has written:Truth Revealed With continuing reports of atrocities and murders in El Salvador, the U.S. Congress no longer accepted the State Department's assurance that things were getting better. Speaker of the House Tom Foley created a special task force to monitor El Salvador's investigation of the murders. Congressman Joe Moakley of Massachusetts was selected to head up the investigation. During his research and visits to El Salvador, Congressman Moakley encountered a massive cover-up, deep problems with the Salvadoran armed forces, conspiracy and lies, which led him to challenge U.S. policy. He discovered that from a very high level, the armed forces of El Salvador had been responsible for the murders of the Jesuits. His inv[...]



CIA Protected Two 9-11 Hijackers from Arrest Before 9-11, Says Clinton and Bush Counterterorrism Director, Richard Clarke

2011-08-22T02:07:19.701-07:00

Based on information from Richard Clarke Former White House counterterrorism czar under Presidents Clinton and Bush, the Daily Beast asks,Did the CIA keep mum about two 9/11 hijackers because it tried and failed to recruit them? Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan [are] authors of 'The Eleventh Day,' on whether there’s any truth behind ex-Bush official Richard Clarke’s claim. Here's the conspiracy theory, reported at the DailyBeast and offered by the highest-level White House official on counterterrorism at the time, based on the facts available.  Close your eyes and ears at DailyKos, because this theory involves the same CIA that was training Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) to be a "secret agent" during and two years after the year of the 9-11 terror attacks:Former White House counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke has reignited controversy by speculating, in an interview cited in Thursday’s Daily Beast, that the CIA intentionally withheld advance knowledge of two of the 9/11 hijackers from the White House and the FBI, in an attempt to cover up the agency’s failed effort to recruit the two men as assets.There's a 9-11 conspiracy theory that could not be printed at DailyKos (because Kos doesn't tolerate conspiracy theories about the CIA) even though this theory comes from Richard Clarke, top counter-terrorism aide to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, before, during and after 9-11.  Former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke says that although the CIA shared much information with him, he and the Bush and Clinton White Houses were never told that the CIA had identified two of the hijackers of the 9-11 jets long before the attacks; knew that they had attended Al Quaeda attack meetings overseas and knew their exact whereabouts within the United States. The DailyBeast reports: Clarke’s comments—and immediate, emphatic denials from former CIA director George Tenet and two senior CIA officials involved—go to the core of one of the enduring enigmas about 9/11. Things began to unravel for the CIA on the day of the attacks, just four hours after the Qaeda strikes, according to research we conducted for our new book, The Eleventh Day. Soon after 1 p.m. that day, at agency headquarters in Langley, an aide handed Director Tenet the passenger manifests for the four downed airliners. “Two names,” he said, placing a page on the table where the director could see it, “these two we know." Tenet looked, then breathed, “There it is. Confirmation. Oh, Jesus ...”There on the manifest for Flight 77, listed as traveling in first class, were the names of Nawaf al-Hazmi and his brother, Salem. Also on the manifest, near the front of the coach section, was passenger Khalid al-Mihdhar.The names Hazmi and Mihdhar were instantly familiar, Tenet has said, because his people had learned only weeks earlier that both men might be in the United States. According to the director’s version of events, the CIA had known of Mihdhar since as early as 1999, identified him as a terrorist suspect by December that year, had him followed, learned he had a valid multiple-entry visa for the United States, and placed him and comrades—including Hazmi—under surveillance for a few days in Southeast Asia. Later, in the spring of 2000, the agency had learned that Hazmi, who also had a multiple-entry visa, had arrived in California.The CIA knew of two of the hijackers but made no attempt to prevent them from entering the United States and no attempt to detain them.  This, according to Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke, is not a "conspiracy theory, but is rather a conspiracy fact:Clarke, who led governmentwide counterterrorism efforts from the White House during the Bush and Clinton administration, has said in the past that he was asto[...]



31 Things You Should Know About the Owner of DailyKos and His Family

2011-08-16T13:40:02.851-07:00

Having discovered that Markos C. A.Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ), (founder and owner of DailyKos) has a long history of participation in and support of the Republican Party and, moreover, trained or worked or "interviewed" with the US Central Intelligence Agency betwee 2001 and 2003, now research into the life and history of Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) has revealed and established the following facts and, therefore, justice and history now bring this thirty-one count indictment of Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ):1). Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was actively at Central Intelligence Agency offices in Washington, DC, training to become a CIA agent for two years, between 2001 and 2003, with or without pay. (Listen carefully to MAMZ's speech to the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, on June 2, 2006.) He says that he started training at the CIA to be a "secret agent" in 2001 and finished his training when the Howard Dean campaign took off, which was in 2003. Since secret agents are trained to offer cover stories, false backgrounds and provide false information, therefore, nothing that MAMZ, his supporters and associates say can be accepted at face value.2). Markos C. A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was born in Chicago, not in El Salvador. Therefore, he is a US citizen and is NOT and never was an immigrant, in spite of his habitual assertions to the contrary.3). Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) has used at least three aliases, including Mark Moulitsas, and Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga and Markos Moulitsas and Markos C. A. Moulitsas. No one seems to know MAMZ's complete name with certainty, but it certainly is not what he has said it is.4). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA lied when he said "I don’t have money. I don’t come from a famous or powerful family. I was an immigrant to the United States." CatoUnbound.Org:Markos Moulitsas [ZÚÑIGA] Counter to the rags to riches immigrant story MAMZ has conveniently adopted recently for public consumption, MAMZ has said that he can and does "always close the door" on immigrant identity "in detached selfishness." 5). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA was a Ronald Reagan Republican, taking credit for supporting Ronald Reagan, campaigning for George. H.W. Bush, and for Republican Representative Henry Hyde, the House prosecutor in the Clinton impeachment hearings.6). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) is not a "liberal" and he is not a "progressive." In an essay submitted to the Northern Illinois University campus newspaper, the Northern Star, MAMZ strenuously opposed ALL service by gays in the US military, a position more extremely Republican and discriminatory than that taken by many other military members and conservatives. Northern Star7). Like David Duke and the Klu Klux Klan, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA promotes "states rights," a codeword for opposition to integration and determined acts and policies of segregation. Is DailyKos a White Supremacist Group?8). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA has told the media, without naming her, that his mother "returned to El Salvador several years ago to run a hotel." San Francisco Gate9). In fact, Mr. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s family owns a sumptuous and “exclusive” resort hotel and tourism conglomerate in El Salvador called the "Club Joya del Pacífico" (Club Jewel of the Pacific) a unit of which is the (Jaltepeque Suites Hotel).10). Demonstrating his connection to these, what MAMZ has called "family business" interests, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA invited his wife, friends and family to celebrate his honeymoon with him at the this Jaltepeque Suites Hotel after he was married in the year 2000. (For some reason, the original link no longer works. Fortunately, we have two screenshots from his wedding album, including their web addresses, to prove that the album was [...]



"Now Public" Liberal Blog Bought by Billionaire Republican Party Donor

2011-08-16T03:27:17.870-07:00

I posted the following article at the "Now Public" site in 2009, as soon as I learned that the blog had been purchased by a right-wing Republican.  Many of us express surprise and outrage when we are shut down at these right-wing-owned sites, even though censoring our facts and opinions is the most natural thing for sites like DailyKos' and Now Public's right wing owners to do, given their right-wing political goals.  Apparently, it is important to Republicans that they own and control the large blogs where we Leftists would like to express our opinions and share facts.If Hitler didn't let the Jews publish at Third Reich's newspapers, then why would we expect people like Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and Phillip Anschutz of Now Public to let us express our opinions at their blogs?  Our political goals and interests are antithetical to theirs.  Meanwhile, there are far more leftists at our collective Blogspot and Wordpress blogs than at those faux leftist and once-liberal rightosphere blogs. We just need to keep doing what we're doing independently, while informing the public not to be confused about which blogs are truly leftist-owned-and-operated, and which are undercover right-wing propaganda organs.Within a day or two after my publication of the following article at Now Public, my posting privileges were put "Under Review" and withdrawn, and have remained so since September, 2009.  No surprise.  I knew Phillip Anschutz was not going to let me publicly defrock him more than once at his own blog.The problem is much larger than who owns the blogs.  The problem is who owns the means of production and the aggregated wealth in a capitalist society.WorldBillionaire Republican Campaign Donor Buys "Now Public" SiteShare: Email Story Twitter Facebook Stumbleupon Add to Anyby francislholland | September 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm331 views | 8 Recommendations | 5 commentsSubsequently posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog.Phillip Anschutz, the new owner of Now Public, has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Republicans and Republican causes, including $3,000 to Senator John McCain and the Colorado Republican Party, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).     The world's 89th wealthiest billionaire, according to Forbes, has been a consistent giver to Republican candidates and causes since at least 1999.  The FEC Contributions to Political Committees report says that Phillip Anschutz of Denver, Colorado gave:$58,900 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee between 2008 and 2009; $1,000 to John D. Ashcroft, who was President George W. Bush's Attorney General from 2001 until 2005 and was a fiercely anti-abortion Republican Senator; $10,000 dollars to the Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania;  $1,000 to Larry E. Craig for US Senate (who subsequently left the US Senate after confessing to committing a sex crime in an airport bathroom); $1,000 to Elizabeth Dole $5,000 to the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PAC (US CHAMBER PAC); $1,000 to Friends of Sam Brownback, "the evangelical-turned-Catholic religious conservative who endorsed McCain shortly after ending his own presidential campaign in October [in 2007].  http://blog.beliefnet.com/godometer/2007/12/with-help-from-brownback-mccai.html And other Republicans listed in the Federal Election Commission's Contributions to Political Committees Report The DailyKos blog is owned by Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga ("Kos), who says he started DailyKos during a two year training period with the CIA, after he worked for the election of Republican Congressman Henry Hyde, chief prosecutor in the House for Bill Clinton's impeachment.Now, Now Public is owned by multi-billionaire Phillip Anschutz, who has b[...]



CIA-Connected DailyKos Blog Bans Critical Discussion of Israel, Says "Desert Peace" Blog

2011-08-14T17:06:41.421-07:00

Over at the Desert Peace blog, there is an article reporting and criticizing the DailyKos crackdown on critical discussion of the US's relationship with Israel.  It ought to be apparent by now, after DailyKos banning "conspiracy theories" and banning discussion of September 11, and banning critical discussion of Israel, that the purpose for the existence of DailyKos is to dissuade American Leftists from discussion reality, while convincing the press that a CIA trainee is a representative of the American Left.This is very convenient for the American media, since they are loath to invite, for example, a socialist to discuss the benefits of socialism as opposed to capitalism on a talking heads television show.  Instead, they invite a man who acknowledges having been trained by the CIA and HE tells the press what leftism means.  They live off of Left/Right discussions, but they can't bring themselves to invite a real Leftist to speak on behalf of the Left.The press never mentions in its biographical articles about MAMZ that he says he spent two years training with the CIA.  However, I have noticed that there have been dramatically fewer biographical articles about MAMZ in the mainstream press since this obviously-relevant fact became public knowledge. The media seems to believe that it is better not to write about MAMZ at all than to address any of the glaring and thoroughly-documented facts raised in "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)."So, I posted the following (common knowledge to readers of this blog) at the Desert Peace blog, with minor revisions: Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ or "Kos" of DailyKos) admits that he trained with the US CIA for two years (transcript), between 2001 and 2003, while he started his "leftist" DailyKos blog in 2002, simultaneously with his CIA training. "Moulitsas Acknowledges that Many Consider Him a CIA Agent."He has never categorically denied that he still works for the CIA, although he calls the belief that he does a "conspiracy theory."  He HAS said that he would be more than willing to work for the CIA today, because "their hearts are in the right place."  (See "Transcript" and listen to MAMZ's statements in the accompanying videos.)I am proud that "Stu Piddy" ("Kos and the CIA") and the Truth About Kos blog, combined with hundreds of other blogs and over one hundred thousand hits at Google have compelled MAMZ to address the public's "conspiracy theory" that he is CIA, whether it be as an agent, operative or asset. MAMZ did finally admit publicly that the "conspiracy theory" about him exists widely, but he did not deny the validity of "conspiracy theory" directly, categorically or convincingly. The question for leftists and for those who criticize the US relationship with Israel is not whether to participate at DailyKos, but rather what the Democratic Party and the American Left should do when we become convinced that a CIA agent is manipulating and disinforming the public by telling the public that he is a Democratic Party "leftist," "progressive," and "liberal" when, in fact, there are at least thirty-one good reasons involving him and his family for us to believe that he is a CIA agent and is trying to manipulate us.[...]



Warren Weinstein, US AID Contractor in Pakistan (and CIA Representative?) Kidnapped There

2011-08-22T02:16:37.327-07:00

Warren Weinstein has been kidnapped was a country director for the US Government's USAID agency at one time, and that he was in Pakistan doing similar work when he was kidnapped, on a contract from the US Government.  But was he a CIA agent? No one has proved so as of yet, but everyone is speculating based on information about his life and work, such as the details provided by a New York Times article (with salient details highlighted in yellow below): The New York Times reports:ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A group of armed men broke into the home of an American development expert in Lahore on Saturday and abducted him, Pakistani and American officials said. American officials identified the man as Warren Weinstein, 70, the Pakistan director for J. E. Austin Associates, an international development consulting company based in Arlington, Va. ( . . . )According to J. E. Austin’s Web site, Mr. Weinstein had been working on the company’s Pakistan initiative for strategic development and competitiveness.( . . . )Over the past several years, Mr. Weinstein has worked on projects with the United States Agency for International Development and corporations in Pakistan ( . . . )A Pakistani friend of his said he was advising the provincial livestock department and the Industries Ministry, and was working on a development project financed by the American government in the tribal regions, a largely lawless area where militants operate along the border with Afghanistan.( . . . )“He was a very experienced man and said he had worked in many countries in difficult circumstances,” said the Pakistani acquaintance, who asked not to be identified. People who know him said he tried to assimilate into the local culture, wearing the Pakistani national dress, baggy trousers and a long tunic known as a shalwar kameez, and speaking functional Urdu.  ( . . . )Mr. Weinstein and his wife maintain a split-level home in a middle-class neighborhood in Rockville, Md., a suburb of Washington.Britain's The Telegraph offers a cogent reason why Mr. Weinstein would be a target of kidnappers:Mr Weinstein was working as the Pakistan country director of Virginia-based development company J.E. Austin Associates. He described his work as supervising a four-year $11 million “competitiveness project”, funded by the American government.Although the New York Times and the Telegraph don't mention it with specificity Mr. Weinstein's history of involvement with the US Government makes him a plumb target:  OpenSecrets.Org says that Weinstein was once an office director for the US Agency for International Development, a "country director" for the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast and Togo.In April, Antiwar.com reported:Now, Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau has turned its eyes toward USAID, the official US government aid agency. There is concern, according to reports, that the various USAID “corruption” scandals surrounding inefficient projects are evidence that the agency is being used as cover for CIA activities.It is possible that Mr. Weinstein became perceived to be an operative or agent of the US Central Intelligence Agency, and that is both part of why he was taken hostage and part of why the US Government is making such a big deal of getting him back?Anyone who says that CIA activity in Pakistan is a mere "conspiracy theory" is trying to convince you not to use your eyes, your ears and your brain.  Many conspiracy suspicions are also conspiracy facts.[...]



FederalJack.Com Says Homeland Security is Already Watching You Intensely

2011-08-10T16:50:59.777-07:00

On the subject of CIA agents and assets, FederalJack.Com, whose header shows the statement that, "Conspiracy is no longer theory," says, "Mexican Newspaper Uncovers Systemic Monitoring Plans of Public Online Sources by DHS, citing the Department of Homeland Security PDF, accessed through the Freedom of Information Act, as reported by Mexican newspaper, El Milenio:August 9, 2011 by boztundj   Filed under Establishing The Police State, Featured Stories3 Comments(EFF)   Two weeks ago, the Mexican newspaper El Milenio reported on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPC) initiative to monitor social media sites, blogs, and forums throughout the world. The document, obtained by El Milenio through a U.S. Freedom of Information Act request, discloses how OPC’s National Operations Center (NOC) plans to initiate systematic monitoring of publicly available online data including “information posted by individual account users” on social media. The NOC monitors, collects and fuses information from a variety of sources to provide a “real-time snap shot of the [U.S.] nation’s threat environment at any moment.” The NOC also coordinates information sharing to “help deter, detect, and prevent terrorist acts and to manage [U.S.] domestic incidents.” The NOC has initiated systemic monitoring of publicly available, user-generated data to follow real-time developments in U.S. crisis activities such as natural disasters as well as to help corroborate data received through official sources with ‘on-the-ground’ input.Although I skimmed the document for 30 seconds, assuming that it is truly from the DOHC, it seems clear that sites like Facebook, Brazil's Orkut, LinkedIn.Com and Googles new social networking site will be constantly monitored.  Don't say anything online that constitutes the admission of a crime or the admission of an attempted crime.  It could easily be used against you in a court of law.Meanwhile,The Atlantic is up in arms over a bill before Congress, titled the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011, that would require Internet service providers to capture credit card data, bank statements, IP information and search history from every user and keep it on hand for 18 months.So, even if you use an anonymous screen name, the Government intends to monitor your  every transaction and correspondence.  They are probably doing so now, except that the above cited bill would require Internet providers to hand over virtually all that is public and private about individuals to the Federal Government.  As FederalJack.Com says, "Conspiracy is no longer a theory," but instead is a fact, and now a fact in the form of a bill in the US Congress.  As Stevie Wonder once sang, "Kiss Lonely Goodby" because no matter what you are doing at your computer, your data is being recorded.  [...]



Tikum Olam Blog Revisits MAMZ's CIA Contacts

2011-08-07T22:52:01.334-07:00

Over at the Tikun Olam blog, I found the following comment about my research regarding Marcos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ): Tony Schinella says: August 7, 2011 at 5:16 AM I’m glad I clicked the “notify me” for new updates years ago and I appreciate all this information.  Personally, after being banned from Kos, I went on with life and worked on other things, including improving my journalism career and raising a family. While I miss many aspects of the viral political debate that historically occurred at that site – before Kos decided to change the focus to “electing Democrats” – other aspects of it, like attacking one as being anti-Semitic for not wanting tax dollars to flow to Israel’s military machine or questioning the official 9-11 story, as examples, I don’t miss at all (note that’s it’s OK to yell and scream about not wanting tax dollars to flow to Pakistan, Egypt, etc., something many of us do. That’s not being “anti-Muslim” or anything … that’s just being sensible and smart).  Francis, you’ve done a great bit of work and research on your site. Thanks for spending the time to look into it. There might be a bit of wiggle room in there based on his own memory of things and seems to be putting together years of history in a few words. Sure, he could have said, On March Whatever, whatever year, I was recruited by the CIA … then, in April Whatever, I decided I didn’t want to live in D.C., so I joined the Dean campaign … or whatever. It does seem odd but I think it might just be that he was trying to gloss over the timeline quickly.( . . . )  Because I tend to see and focus on the bad rather than the good in what people say about my efforts, I responded to Tony Schinella as follows at Tikun Olam:Tony:I'm glad you've moved on, because most of what Moulitsas says doesn't merit our time or attention.  However, your expressed credulity for Moulitsas' responses to the questions about his CIA involvement leads me to doubt your sanity and/or sincerity.  I'm sorry to say that in such an unpleasant way, but it's what I think.MAMZ has outright lied about the economic resources he had available when he started DailyKos.  His family is among the upper crust of the Salvadoran oligarchy, with international influence and paid rolls in globalization. He has not commented on the fact that a family member received a one million dollar loan guarantee from the Overseas Private Investment Council (OPIC) for globalization work , according to an OPIC press release.It's possible that MAMZ is not a CIA agent, but the fact that he looks like one, even without his confession at the Commonwealth Club, troubles me.  This is about the infiltration and manipulation of the American Left and the media's refusal to cover real American leftists.  MAMZ is important politically and negatively because he claims to the media and to politicians that he represents the American Left, which drowns out and distorts the voices of real leftists.  And you're telling me that we should ignore his admission to CIA contacts because he can't remember when he entered the CIA orbit and when he left?  If he doesn't remember when he left, maybe it's because he never left the CIA at all, or never stopped being a CIA asset.I believe that his Netroots Nation conferences and secret Townhouse Group (and undoubtedly many other secret engagements) are for the purpose of developing CIA assets and then misdirecting them.  I was recently contacted by one of those assets, whose interaction with him is public knowledge, and this contact asked me to join a secret group that would make secret [...]



Moulitsas Acknowledges that Many Consider Him a CIA Agent

2011-08-02T20:59:18.592-07:00

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eK6CinsGYC0" width="425">MAMZ (Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga) finally acknowledged, in an interview with Politico of August 26, 2010, that many people suspect that he is a CIA agent:Your relevance is directly proportional to the amount of chatter you generate about yourself. Given that I'm trying to have an impact on the American political system, I'm more than happy to tolerate crazy CIA conspiracy theories about me. This blog would have reported this acknowledgment earlier, but I simply don't have the patience to read and write about MAMZ's day-to-day "chatter"-making statements. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OcyirdM1UI0" width="425">MAMZ (Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga) finally acknowledged, in an interview with Politico of August 26, 2010, that many people suspect that he is a CIA agent:Your relevance is directly proportional to the amount of chatter you generate about yourself. Given that I'm trying to have an impact on the American political system, I'm more than happy to tolerate crazy CIA conspiracy theories about me. [I would have reported this acknowledgement earlier, but I simply don't have the patience to read and write about MAMZ's day-to-day attention "chatter"-making statements.]Today, MAMZ says his involvement with the CIA is a "crazy CIA conspiracy theory."  If so, it's a "crazy" theory based on MAMZ's own "crazy" statement of June 2, 2006 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.Here is what MAMZ said to get the "crazy conspiracy theory" going: QUESTION: Not long ago, liberals loathed the Central Intelligence Agency as the enemy of democratic governments and they installed dictators around the world, and these days you read the papers and people on the Left are rallying to the defense of the CIA and are indignant when the CIA is politicized. How did this come about, that suddenly liberals are championing the CIA: MAMZ's ANSWER: I don’t know. You know I. QUESTION: Do you find it stranger or ironic, this sudden love for the CIA? MAMZ's ANSWER:: You know . . . coughs . . . I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean it was a very vocal minority. MAMZ's ANSWER: You know . . . coughs . . . I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean it was a very vocal minority. I think most people really didn’t think about it all that much. Right? It wasn’t really on their radar screens, ah, in the way that now it is, because now we are in this huge war, and it was the CIA that was warning the Administration against invading because, there were no weapons of mass destruction. Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . . So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy. (Laughter in the audience.) It was going to be a tough decision at first, but then the CIA insisted that if, if I joined that, they’d [...]



A Case Study of Censorship at DailyKos (w/Screen-Shots)

2011-05-21T17:55:05.458-07:00

allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eK6CinsGYC0" width="425">DailyKos "trusted users" are censoring articles posted there by making them invisible to the public.  Here is an example:  The first Site Meter screen-shot below shows that on May 18, 2011, approximately sixty DailyKos readers clicked on a link posted at DailyKos, with the intention of viewing a link to this Truth About Kos blog, whose identifier code at Site Meter is "s36hypocrite."  (That is the username I chose when creating the "Truth About Kos (DailyKos)" blog's site meter back in 2007.)The second Site Meter screen-shot (below) shows that DailyKos readers were following a link directly to an article that I researched and published here, entitled: "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)"The third Site Meter screen-hot below demonstrates that at the DailyKos blog URL address where the blog post should have been available, there was instead a statement that:  "You do not have permission to view this diary."  At least sixty readers at DailyKos had read the diary, but the general public and reporters would not and will not be able to read the diary.   As the fourth Site Meter screen-shot shows, that hidden article was entitled, "I'm from Red State and I'm Here to Educate."As screen-shot #2 below demonstrates, the now-hidden Red State blog post that cited Truth About Kos had a link that went directly to  "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)" is not gone. It simply is no longer available to the public.  The clear implication is that there is something within the thirty-one-count "Indictment" that trusted users don't want the public or DailyKos readers to see.  With over 200 links to US Government, Salvadoran Government, MAMZ family websites, Salvadoran newspaper articles and even a press release by US Government's OPIC, I can certainly understand why trusted users would consider The Indictment to be a threat to DailyKos' and MAMZ's reputation.If you don't want to know the truth about Kos, and you don't want others to learn the truth about Kos, then don't read The Indictment and don't link to it.  (Over sixty blogs have linked to Truth About Kos.)People who understand the rules and invisible inner-workings of DailyKos could probably explain to us quite easily what this evidence means.  I cannot fully explain, but I can say what I do know.  "Red State" is a Republican conservative blog, so anyone who posted an article at the ostensibly "leftist" DailyKos using the name "Red State" in the title would immediately be suspect.DailyKos has "trusted users" whose foremost job is eliminate from the blog posts and comments any information that seriously threatens the authorized view of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and of DailyKos, e.g. a blog post or comment that links to this Truth About Kos blog.  They can eliminate any information from public view if it contradicts an aspect of the blog's reputation.Reportedly, the way that they do so is by having a threshold number of "trusted users" who must object to a post or comment in order to make that comment or post invisible to the public.  Once that threshold is reached, the comment or blog post becomes invisible to the public, and visible only to "trusted users"DailyKos "trusted readers" treat people differently according to whether they observe the rules (public and unstated).  Anyone wh[...]



DailyKos Hides Article by "Red-State" Citing Truth About Kos Blog

2011-06-01T09:09:16.942-07:00

"Permission" to view a diary?Over at DailyKos, an article was posted with the name "Red State Here to Educate."  The article almost certainly linked to the Truth About Kos blog, because close to sixty DailyKos leaders followed the link to the Truth About Kos blog.  Now, for some reason, I find that I cannot read the article.  Instead, I get the page above, saying."You do not have permission to view this diary."Why would I need "permission" to view a diary at a large national blog pseudo-Democratic Party blog that does not charge fees for reading articles?  Is it because there is rampant censorship, practiced by "trusted users" at DailyKos, and articles that do not support the underlying premise of DailyKos are taken down by the censors?  Or is it because no one with my IP address is allowed to visit DailyKos, lest I show the relationship between the articles posted there and the fact that MAMZ was admittedly (on audiotape) training with the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, during the entire year when he started DailyKos?I just don't know why an article posted by someone from RedState has been hidden from me, and perhaps from thousands of others, by DailyKos censors.My bet is that it is invisible simply because it links to a list of 31 essential and reprehensible facts about DailyKos, its owner and his family, which facts are posted here at Truth About Kos.  These thirty-one facts, when taken together, show that MAMZ is a brazen liar, undercover in the United States as a "leftist-blog" operator, rags to riches story, when in fact his family is ENORMOUSLY wealthy in El Salvador. See "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)."This is the Truth About Kos article to which Red-State linked to today, and this explains why Red-State's article is invisible, at least to me, this afternoon.  Google Red-State's article and see if you can find it.  If you do, post a link here in the comments.At DailyKos it is verbotten to link to Truth About Kos, and people who do so anyway quickly find that their posting privileges has been withdrawn.  If readers don't believe me, they need not take my word for it.  In an article or diary that you post at DailyKos, just use the blog name "Truth About Kos" and link to this blog.  You will immediately be warned by someone, perhaps subtly but without question, that you have broken and unwritten rule by linking to Truth About Kos.  If you continue, the warnings will become more explicit and then your blog post and comment privileges will be withdrawn.  This can all happen within one day if your repeatedly link to this blog.You will lose your posting and commenting privileges faster than a tornado rips a barn off of its foundation.  Or link to this Washington Post article and quote from the article: WaPost: [YearlyKos] "Bloggers' Convention a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males"The Truth About Kos blog has come to serve an essential purpose in the blogworld:  when people are arguing about any issue involving MAMZ and DailyKos, e.g. in the comments section of any blog, anyone who wants to instantly drop a truth bomb on DailyKos and MAMZ need only link to one of the articles here to demonstrate that MAMZ has acknowledged being trained by the CIA; isn't an immigrant although he has claimed to be in the press; and wrote a letter to his college student newspaper in 1993, arguing against any and all gay participation in the US Armed Forces. The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA (MAMZ) by Justice [...]



The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

2011-05-11T03:33:54.203-07:00

First posted at Culture Kitchen on February 4, 2007,before the Truth About Kos blog and associatesbroke the dams of Moulitsas' bullshit wide open. ! ! ! ! Today, Markos Moulitsas, is the doctrinaire leftist publisher of the DailyKos progressive anti-war blog, railing against the moderation of candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Harold Ford. But in the 1980'a, Mr. Moulitsas was an unabashed Reagan Democrat, even working as a campaign aid to George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Presidential election. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0601.wallace-wells.html http://francislholland.blogspot.com/2007/01/markos-was-republican-states...Last year, in a piece Markos wrote for the Cato (libertarian) Institute, Markos acknowledged that the spent the 1980's as a Reagan Republican. http://www.cato-unbound.org/2006/10/02/markos-moulitsas/the-case-for-the...http://francislholland.blogspot.com/2007/01/yes-progessive-markos-of-dai...How did Markos achieve this stunning metamorphosis in just a few short years? Actually, nobody knows and Markos isn't telling. He has told interviewers, improbably, that he last voted for the Republicans in 1992, because he suddenly realized that they didn't support states rights as strongly as he would have liked. (See articles above.)He said,"We can fondly look back to a time [during the 1980's Reagan Administration] when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues . . .[including] fealty to state rights . . ." The Case for the Libertarian Democrat (by Markos Moulitsas)States rights' is the right-wing proposition that the Federal Government lacks the Constitutional authority to oblige the states to integrate schools, oblige restaurants to serve Black patrons and mandate equal rights for the disabled. States rights was the clarion call of southern segregationists against integration of schools and restaurants.Considering that, for Markos, part of the Republicans "speaking a good game" on libertarian issues consisted, in Markos' words, of "fealty to states rights", clearly Markos is saying that he stopped supporting the Republicans because they stopped supporting states' rights.  (Emphasis added.)But, Markos' rejection of the Republicans today doesn't make sense, because Republicans' dedication to states' rights has not deminished. One would have thought that George H.W. Bush's appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court would have satisfied Markos thirst for states rights jurisprudence on the US Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is among the foremost proponents of states rights on the US Supreme Court. http://www.acsblog.org/equal-protection-and-due-process-in-clarence-thom...E. J. Dion says,What was once obvious is becoming painfully obvious again: The doctrine of states' rights, so often invoked as a principle, is almost always a pretext to deny the federal government authority to do things that conservatives dislike. These include expanding claims to individual rights, increasing protections for the environment and regulating business. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A39141-2002Jun24?language=print... For example, In the ground-breaking 2000 case, United States v. Morrison, the Supreme Court was presented with a constitutional challenge to 42 U.S.C. 13981, the provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) that gives victims of gender-motivated violence a private right of action against their assailants. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down the law, holding that the Commerce Clause did not provide Congress with the authority to enact the civil reme[...]



"Black Kos" a Transparent Demographic Sham

2011-04-20T08:51:10.536-07:00

It's April 20th and Michelle Obama's Government plane nearly crashed today, while a chief within the Republican Party has circulated an e-mail depicting the President Obama as one among three monkeys.At least that's what the Brazilian press is saying and showing.  However, "Black Kos" has not reported on either of these incidents.On April 19th, two days ago, we have a "Commentary by Black Kos Editor Deoliver 47," about the youth vote.On April 15, four days earlier, there was a bit of poetry by "Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam."On April 12, 3 days earlier than the last post, appeared "Commentary by Black Kos Editor Deoliver47."On April 8, four days earlier than the last post, there was a reflection by "Black Kos Editor, Sephius1."On April 5, three days earlier than the last post, there was a "Commentary by Deoliver47." On April 1, four days earlier than the last post, there was a commentary by dopper0189, Black Kos Managing Editor.What can we gather from the above?  All of the articles written for Black Kos in so far in this April were written by four (4) editors of "Black Kos".  What are they "editing" besides their own writings?  All of the articles they wrote in the first twenty-one days of April were written by:  "Deoliver 47""Black Kos Poetry Editor Justice Putnam,"  "Sephius1" or "dopper0189". So few are Blacks at DailyKos that these editors could have a board meeting in a telephone booth.  There is no evidence of continuity of political themes or collaborative political efforts, unless the "editors' " political goal is to establish that Black people can participate in a poetry club.Black Kos is a silent backwater in the DailyKos whitosphere blog as the following observation proves numerically:Editor Deoliver 47 has not written a high-impact diary according to the archives of DailyKos, from January 2010 until the present..Editor Justice Putman has never written a high impact diary during that period either, according to an archives search.Editor Sephius 1 has not written a high impact diary at least since January 2010.And Dopper0189 has not written a high-impact diary in that period either.An "editor" should teach writers to publish stories that are influential.  Yet, these four editors themselves have demonstrated that their own writings have no influence at DailyKos.  This leads me to believe that, however meritorious the writing of the four editors above may be, they are being ignored at DailyKos, and they apparently don't even care.The transparent sham appearance of an attempt to create a Black community around these editors is simply a reflection of a much deeper problem: the redlining of DailyKos and the whitosphere.  DailyKos whites treat "Black Kos" as if it were a dangerous Black ghetto that DK whites avoid like a car-jacking.  The neutered speech of four (?) 'Black Kos" editors is the price for them speaking at all at DailyKos.  These are Black Americans who have learned not to upset the pseudo-progressive CIA-influenced DailyKos branch of the American whitosphere.  This is why Quantcast.com site metrix shows that DailyKos has only 3% Black visits to their site, while Black delegates to the Democratic National Convention typically are 20% of delegates and some states have more Black Democratic voters than white ones.Moreover the site visits at DailyKos are 1% Hispanic, perhaps precisely because its owner, Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga's runs like his hair is on fire from his Latino, Salvadoran roots, as he did in the following let[...]



Arrested US Official is Actually CIA Contractor

2011-02-21T23:26:21.382-08:00

AP – FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2011 file photo, Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S., … Play Video Pakistan Video:Street protest in Karachi over US consulate worker Reuters Play Video Pakistan Video:Pakistanis call for death penalty Reuters Play Video Pakistan Video:Murder Charge Complicates U.S.-Pakistan Relationship FOX News By ADAM GOLDMAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER, Associated Press Adam Goldman And Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press – Mon Feb 21, 3:16 pm ETWASHINGTON – An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested, a disclosure likely to further frustrate U.S. government efforts to free the man and strain relations between two countries partnered in a fragile alliance in the war on terror.Raymond Allen Davis, 36, had been working as a CIA security contractor and living in a Lahore safe house, according to former and current U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk publicly about the incident.Davis, a former Special Forces soldier who left the military in 2003, shot the men in what he described as an attempted armed robbery in the eastern city of Lahore as they approached him on a motorcycle. A third Pakistani, a bystander, died when a car rushing to help Davis struck him. Davis was carrying a Glock handgun, a pocket telescope and papers with different identifications.Meanwhile, the Obama administration insisted anew Monday that Davis had diplomatic immunity and must be set free. In a hastily arranged conference call with reporters shortly after details of Davis' employment were reported, senior State Department officials repeated the administration's stance that he is an accredited member of the technical and administrative staff of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. They said the Pakistani government had been informed of his status in January 2010 and that Pakistan is violating its international obligations by continuing to hold him.The officials would not comment on Davis' employment but said it was irrelevant to the case because Pakistan had not rejected his status The officials spoke only on grounds of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.The revelation that Davis was an employee of the CIA comes amid a tumultuous dispute over whether he is immune from criminal prosecution under international rules enacted to protect diplomats overseas. New protests in Pakistan erupted after The Guardian newspaper in London decided to publish details about Davis' relationship with the CIA.The U.S. had repeatedly asserted that Davis had diplomatic immunity and should have been released immediately. The State Department claimed Davis was "entitled to full criminal immunity in accordance with the Vienna Convention" and was a member of the "technical and administrative staff" at the U.S. Embass[...]



Newspaper Story Explains Mainstream Press Unwillingness to Tackle Moulitsas CIA Connections

2011-02-21T17:48:58.075-08:00

Today, a story published at Yahoo News about a CIA agent whose activities where discovered and outed by a Great Britain newspaper confirms a suspicion that I have held for at least four years:  Just as the United States mainstream media does not report that a member of the US Congress is gay or cheating until the issue is forced into the open, likewise the US mainstream media simply does not report on its knowledge of who-- here and overseas-- is a CIA agent.Likewise, identifying CIA-sponsored activities is also a verboten topic in the mainstream media, even when those topics receive a great deal of press.  The New York Times made an exception recently, reporting that President Obama had requested last September a list of countries that might be susceptible to uprisings.  The article reported CIA involvement in preparing the report. (I am looking for a link to that story.)  Yet, the Yahoo story of today proves that the US press doesn't identify or discuss CIA agents, except "on background" and without reporting their identities because doing so would disrupt CIA activities, and endanger agents and assets, within the United States.And so it is in the case of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúniga (MAMZ). On June 2, 1996, MAMZ announced in a speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco that, when MAMZ founded DailyKos in 2002, MAMZ had been in training with the CIA to be a Clandestine Services agent.With 45,000 hits at Google for Moulitsas CIA speech Commonwealth, the apparent disinterest in this story by the mainstream press is a matter that has confounded me over the last four years.  In fact, the mainstream press, I have learned,  has simply written less biographical pieces on MAMZ rather than include his CIA involvement in stories about him.Yahoo New reported today, based on a story first broken by the Guardian newspaper in London that a purported US Embassy staffer was actually working for the CIA when he was arrested in Pakistan:The revelation that Davis was an employee of the CIA comes amid a tumultuous dispute over whether he is immune from criminal prosecution under international rules enacted to protect diplomats overseas. New protests in Pakistan erupted after The Guardian newspaper in London decided to publish details about Davis' relationship with the CIA.The U.S. had repeatedly asserted that Davis had diplomatic immunity and should have been released immediately. The State Department claimed Davis was "entitled to full criminal immunity in accordance with the Vienna Convention" and was a member of the "technical and administrative staff" at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.The Associated Press learned about Davis working for the CIA last month, immediately after the shootings, but withheld publication of the information because it could endanger his life while he was jailed overseas, with at least some protesters there calling for his execution as a spy. The AP had intended to report Davis' CIA employment after he was out of harm's way, but the story was broken Sunday by The Guardian. The CIA asked The AP and several other U.S. media outlets to hold their stories as the U.S. tried to improve Davis' security situation.This case clearly shows that the mainstream newspapers and media in the United States withhold information about CIA activities if the CIA asks them to do so, and also because there is a tacit agreement that clandestine CIA activities are not to be reported in the news, because of "harm to the troops" and "risk[...]



Markos Moulitsas 1993 Letter to Editor Opposing ALL Gay Military Service is Missing, Again

2011-02-11T13:46:03.129-08:00

Many of us have read the 1993 letter that Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga posted in his college newspaper, opposing ALL gay service in the military.   We have also noticed that the URL for the article has changed five times or more since it was first reprinted here at Truth About Kos. These changes in the URL make it more difficult for members of the public to read what MAMZ said when he was a college newspaper writer.  These changed URL's breaks our links to the article and lead to an "Unsupported Media"  notice at the Northern University's Northern Star student newspaper.

Ironically, the article in which a woman student and former servicewoman challenges MAMZs "bad attitude" can still be found at the same URL as before.

Is someone at the Northern Start student newspaper, or even someone substantially more powerful, constantly changing the address of MAMZ's anti-gay article so that the public will not be able to read it?  If so, it remains available in a screenshot at Truth About Kos, as well as in dozens of other blogs that couldn't help but highlight the duplicity of MAMZ's homophobia versus his facile and relatively new endeavor to seem "progressive".  Compare his 1993 letter to the editor with what has come after it, and see which reflects the REAL MAMZ, if any of his writings really do.

Go to the newspaper's archives and search for Moulitsas and you may still be able to read his embarrassing articles, including the on in which  MAMZ Denies Being Latino in Spite of "ZÚÑIGA" Maternal Surname.

A blog called "Links to MAMZ's College Newspaper Articles" once had functioning links to all of MAMZ college articles, but now includes only the names, summaries and broken links, because, for some reason, the URL's of these articles change over and over again.  Is it possible that someone is assisting MAMZ in making it more difficult to read these articles, some of which are frankly embarrassing?


Links to MAMZ's College Newspaper Articles, with helpful annotations.

You may find that, once again, the links to his articles don't work and you have to search for the articles at the Northern Star by searching for the target word, "Moulitsas."



"Belismelis Family Wealthy"

2011-01-18T05:15:57.318-08:00

We have always known that Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) enormous family wealth in El Salvador was not unique, but was part of an oligarchy that controls most of the wealth in El Salvador.  Tonight, someone Google-researched the "Belismelis Family Wealthy."  Their search led them to the Truth About Kos blog, because a member of MAMZ's family is a player in a right-wing advocacy group in which the Belismelis family is involved.

Any additional and well-sourced information about the Belismelis family and it's indirect or direct contacts to MAMZ would certainly be published here as an article if sent to FrancisLHolland @ Gmail.com.



"We See You" Blog Includes "Truth About Kos" on Blog List

2011-01-15T18:43:51.882-08:00

There's a blog called, "W.E.E. See You…" that covers the issues being raised in Black blogs generally and whose self-definition says the blog is, "Keeping Our Eyes on African Americans: Our History, Political Issues, & Popular Culture".Although many white people's blogs have linked to the Truth About Kos blog *See side bar), Black people and particularly bloggers have found it hard to understand the relevance of virtually all-white DailyKos, Kos and Kos minions for Blacks.  It was therefore, a real wake-up call to other Black bloggers in 2008 when they and I discovered that the bloggers authorized to cover the Democratic National Convention were to be divided into two groups, one of which would cover the Convention action from a distance while other group, "State Bloggers Corps" or "Floor Bloggers" (all-white), would have constant access to the floor of the Convention.When Black bloggers learned that NONE of the floor bloggers would represent a Black blog, I think Black bloggers began to understand why you can't authorize a man with 2% Black participants at his blog to design Blacks' access to the Democratic National Convention floor.  Markos Moulitsas: A Lifetime Insensitive to Democratic Party Constituencies  And yet that is exactly what had happened.  The whole State Blog idea was born on the campus of DailyKos clandestine services where Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) first helped to catalyze a group of State Blogs, each focusing narrowly and on the cloistered politics of their own state.Then, Moulitsas convinced the DNCC that the best way to determine which bloggers would be on the floor of the Convention would be to select bloggers who focus specifically on the politics of their own state.  Since Black bloggers cover the Black diaspora with concern for Africa, Philadephia and how we are being represented in Hollywood, it was a foregone conclusion that no Black blogs would be represented among the State Blog Corps, and that no Black blogs would have the constant access to the floor of the Convention that the all-white State Blogs would have.When you trust a CIA-trained blogger with a Latino last name, who nonetheless insists that he is white and non-Hispanic, even though his mother is El Salvadoran; and who has zero percent Latino users at his DailyKos site be the one who designs Democratic Convention access, you'll get precisely what we got in 2008: an apartheid-like Jim Crow system that privileges a select group of white bloggers on a basis that is arbitrary and entirely spurious.  You'll find that Black bloggers who ignore white bloggers' scheming are Black bloggers who are disadvantaged by white bloggers' scheming. And so we are glad that the "We See You" Blog has acknowledged the importance of keeping an eye on all-white blogs that are intimately connected within the Democratic Party--the Party that cannot win presidential elections without Black and Latino votes..[...]



Prison Planet Cites Truth About Kos Blog Exposing MAMZ's CIA Roots

2011-01-09T17:19:52.944-08:00

 Transcript of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) Interview In Which MAMZ Says He Spent 2 Year Training at the CIA, between 2001 and 2003, while he started his DailyKos Blog in 2002.Today, after the shooting of Arizona Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords,  Alex Jones' Prison Planet blog and Infowars, by Kurt Nimo, wrote about the corporate and corporate blogs' media coverage of articles, blog posts and commentary about the shooting, pointing out that In a Tweet, suspected CIA operative Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos wrote sarcastically: “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin.”I appreciate Prison Planet's recognition and InfoWars acknowledgement that the known CIA past and present activities of any public official or member of the public should be noted when writing about that official or person.  Readers need to know when reading MAMZ's comments that "suspected CIA operative" Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga's (MAMZ´s) past includes, by his own audio-taped account, (see Trancript) two years of training and working with the CIA, from 2001 until 2003.Prison Planet gives its readers the opportunity to weigh MAMZ's CIA involvement so that readers can give his comments all of the weight they deserve, and also better understand MAMZ's possible motives in making these comments.  When we read MAMZ's comments we must always "take them for what they are worth," as judges take evidence in criminal and civil trials.I personally believe that MAMZ's short and quotable accusantion against Sarah Palin in this instance is meant to increase his credibility in the mainstream media and among self-professed "progressives", "liberals" and "leftists".  MAMZ wants to get out in front and make a comment that his target audience will take as the words of a "leftist", even if this "leftist" was trained at the CIA to infiltrate groups as a "Clandestine Operations" CIA-staffer.I personally think it's fair to assume that when MAMZ started DailyKos (2002) while training with the CIA (2001-2003), MAMZ availed himself of the help of some of his CIA co-workers'.  I cannot prove the veracity of my belief, but I believe the rabid defenses of MAMZ, at DailyKos and elsewhere, is bought and paid for.  It certainly is relevant that a public figure was trained for two years by the CIA, and the Prison Planet website recognizes that relevance when describing MAMZ as a "suspected CIA operative" and then links to a the Truth About Kos Blog article to a Commonwealth Club audio-taped interview of June 2006.  In a verbatim transcript of that interview MAMZ is shown to have said, Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . . So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy. (Laughter in the audience.) [...]