Everything's coming up 'Rosie'


I never thought I'd say this, but Rosie O'Donnell is a great American.

The 45-year-old stand-up comedian and actress, who has been the outspoken co-host and moderator of ABC's popular daytime chat show "The View" for the past six months, has gone from stupidly off-color to vividly shining moral Technicolor in that same span.

Eschewing the tabloid-chattering controversy of her embarrassingly racist "ching chong" representation of Chinese people last December, O'Donnell has, in my mind, culturally redeemed herself with her clear-eyed commentary on the U.S. escalation to war with Iran and her sudden and comprehensive endorsement of the 9-11 truth movement.

On the March 26 broadcast of "The View," the women were discussing the recent hostage crisis with Iran, in which 15 British sailors and Royal Marines had been captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard just three days before.

"I have one thing to say: Gulf of Tonkin. Google it," declared O'Donnell in perhaps the eleven most politically provocative words uttered on television in the past forty years.

Of course, the Gulf of Tonkin incident was the alleged pair of attacks by the North Vietnamese against two American destroyers in August 1964, which led to President Lyndon B. Johnson's rapid large-scale U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict, which ultimately cost over 58,000 American lives.

Subsequent research, including documents declassified by the National Security Agency in a 2005 report, clearly demonstrates that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was nothing more than a slickly crafted, false, political pretext for joining the war in Indochina.

Admiral James Stockdale recounted in the early 1990s that "our destroyers were just shooting at phantom targets - there were no PT boats there. … There was nothing there but black water and American firepower."

Sound familiar, anyone? Can you say 'Iraq?' (Nothing there but black gold and American firepower.)

On March 28 - the day after her Gulf of Tonkin reference - O'Donnell returned to the Iranian situation in her Internet blog.

"The British did it on purpose," she wrote of the naval personnel who were seized in the Persian Gulf nearly two weeks ago.

"(They went) into Iranian waters as the U.S. military builds up on the Iranian border. We will be in Iran before summer as planned."

As if that wasn't provocative enough, "Tehran Rosie" (as she is now known to right-wing talking heads, in reference to Tokyo Rose, the famous Japanese propagandist from World War II) used that very same March 26 broadcast of "The View" to suggest that World Trade Center Building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition on September 11, 2001.

"I do believe that it defies physics … It is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved," O'Donnell claimed, followed by cheers from the studio audience.

On March 13, O'Donnell used her blog to link and quote excerpts from WhatReallyHappened.com - a popular alternative media news aggregator and Web site. O'Donnell suggested that WTC 7 was blown up in order to destroy thousands of evidential documents of massive corporate tax and options fraud, documents which were housed at the building's offices for the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

It goes without saying that the rabid cable-news blatherers - all of whom are complicit in the destruction of our "free" media and undermine American-style democracy - have been on the march against Rosie, calling for her head on a pike every chance they can get.

On a March 30 broadcast of "Fox News Watch," syndicated columnist Cal Thomas called O'Donnell a "Marxist and unredeemed America hater" - as if the two labels had anything to do with each other.

Fellow Fox employee and hate-spewer extraordinaire Bill O'Reilly stated that O'Donnell "is now actively supporting Iran against her own country and Britain."

Much to the chagrin of the media-government complex/war propaganda machine, the tense political climate - buffeted by progressive-leaning midterm election results and increasing anger about failed policies domestic and abroad - has reached such a pitch that celebrities such as Rosie and Charlie Sheen can use their significant pop-culture leverage to challenge their government.

According to the New York Post, Sheen

recently signed on with billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures to narrate

the final cut of "Loose Change," the 82-minute pseudo-documentary and Internet phenomenon that took Google Video by storm (10 million views and counting) and in many ways became the centerpiece of the 9-11 truth movement.

The movie, written and directed by 23-year-old film-school reject Dylan Avery of the town of Oneonta, N.Y., presents a comprehensive and painstakingly researched theory that the U.S. government planned and executed the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The third and final edition of "Loose Change" will be released in late summer, says Avery, and it will be distributed by Magnolia.

Until then, rest assured we'll all stay busy, fighting wars not only in our own private Idahos, but by proxy in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

It ain't over till the fat lady sings, and by gumbo, Tehran Rosie's still got a tune or two left.

Adri Mehra welcomes comments at amehra@mndaily.com.

rosie is my new hero.

rosie is my new hero.

Rosie is a true American hero!

I hope she has given others the nerve to stand up with her. She must know she's not alone. It's time for everyone to jump on the band wagon of truth. No more lies!

ABC's poll-Rosie's leaving bill the shill o'lielly in the dust

ABC's poll-Rosie's leaving bill the shill o'lielly in the dust


Rosie's. She should be able to express an opinion that she feels is underrepresented in the media.

Bill O'Reilly's. Rosie has really gone too far this time.

Neither. I find them both annoying.

Total Vote: 20,734



has gotten like 400 votes in the past 24 hours....while Rosie has gotten 6,000.

can we estimate the number of paid CIA blogging machines from these numbers?
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Show "Good! I do hope she drops" by Hergoa

I think it's pretty obvious

That the U.S. and it's allies are trying to provoke an incident with Iran to justify an attack... that's why they're sending troops across the border and into Iranian waters. Rosie was spot on with that point.

She can also point out that

She can also point out that we have lost all claim to any moral high ground when it comes to the treatment of detainees, so the shills should stop the huffing and puffing. Wasn't blowback in this regard what we un-American cowards with no stomach for the tough stuff were warning about, you talking Lapel Pins?

Who said they crossed the

Who said they crossed the border? Everyone expect the Iranians said they were in Iraqi waters. Even the first set of numbers the Iranians sent said they were in Iraqi waters.

I mean, she made up the 'fact' up the iranian waters (even if its true, theres no proof), and then she applyed a motive to it. Which looks unlikely since they were freed. Our troops took over a year to come back and that was not used as an excuse for war.

We are meant to be about 9/11 truth, and she made good comments about the WTC but they were ignored because she said this Iran thing. Since when did this because a global plot, consistant theorys about every news item and why Blair/Bush did it?, New World Order and god knows what?

This damages us, instead of talking about t9/11 all the neo-cons focused on the Iranian comments and that because she was weak. She needs proof to make comments like that and she had none. Then everyone applyed that to the entire movement

I got into this movement because I think the government let, or commited, 9/11 to allow a invasion into the middle east in order to secure the oil that underpins the western world. Instead I find myself defending and explain comments about a 'global goverment', Space beams (wtf!!) and now this.

This kind of thing is disinfo even if its not intentional. It makes it harder. She is giving a higher platform for our voices to be heard but all people are hearing is crazy stuff. With all the talk of 9/11 movement in mainstream media when have you ever heard actual evidence?

We need to go back to the core of what we're about and not start talking about every new event as part of it. Its damaging us.

How I know Blair faked Iran map

Read the story at:

It's from the UK Daily Mail. Funny I don't think any of the US Press reported this story.

Also See:

1. The BBC Six O'Clock News showed the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, walking out of Number 10 Downing Street to the waiting microphone, and stating baldly that there had been absolutely 'no concessions or side deals' by the British authorities that had resulted in the release of the military personnel by the Iranian authorities. Mr Blair broadcast this inaccurate statement wearing the 'most sincere' expression in his adaptable facial armoury.

Please be immediately advised that the British Prime Minister is a barefaced liar. The sum of money paid by Britain to Mr Dinner Jacket for the release of the British personnel, was 25 million EUROS.

Haverman? Is that you?

You joined us three days and eleven hours ago in order to tell us how 9/11 Truth is properly done? Is that it?

It was interesting that a couple of trolls popped up right around the time of the BBC Bldg 7 "cock-up" to tell us how unwise it was to pursue that avenue. Now we have a new member who really thinks Rosie is bad news. Hmmm.

On Rosie O'Donnell's blog today...

steve writes:

Ro, have you seen this vid w/ retired NYC Officer/911 1st Responder Craig Bartmer? He believes bombs were in WTC7

SPEAKING OUT: An Interview w/ Craig Bartmer
Google vid @
Rosie writes:

amazing to watch
to know
to see


Later Rosie posts this blog entry on the front page of www.rosie.com :
first responders
Posted by ro on April 6th at 11:27am in in the news

so many r dying
why doesnt bill o report on that
craig bartmer for one

Let's hope she gets Mr. Bartmer on The View to tell his story.

Thanks Rosie!

"We are going to keep up this fight till the end, till the very end... They took it from the top to the bottom. We're gonna take it from the bottom to the top!"
-Dan Wallace

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I thought this would be big... but it's getting even bigger than I thought.

I knew it would be huge

just not prepared for the parabolic upswing of awareness
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