Monday, June 21, 2010

Alan Simpson Video - On those "lesser people" and Social Security

Alan Simpson really wants to "save" Social Security you see. He is a Republican after all and they have always loved the New Deal and Social Security especially. Didn't you know?

As you can see by watching this video he is a nasty piece of work. Besides his sophistry and lies about Social Security that is.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

David Lynch Video - Watching Movies On An IPhone

Truer words have never been said. Of course you can say the same thing about listening to music on a I phone or a MP3 player through crappy little headphones and low resolution MP3s also.

Even watching movies on a 50" flat screen isn't the same as going to the movies. I have 6' permanent screen and a projector that I watch movies on and it isn't quite the same experience. So yes, the idea that a 3" screen is "seeing" a movie is absurd.

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Oliver Sacks Video - A Sane Man For An Insane Time?

Monday, July 27, 2009

No Need To Despair...Corporate Culture Is Here!!

The driving ideology of corporate culture is a blind faith in the power and virtue of the corporate collective. All quotas can be met. All things are possible. Profits can always be raised. It is only a question of the right attitude. The highest form of personal happiness, we are told, is when the corporation thrives. Corporate retreats are built around this idea of merging the self with the corporate collective. They often have the feel of a religious revival. They are designed to whip up emotions. Office managers and sales staffs are given inspirational talks by sports stars, retired military commanders, billionaires and self-help specialists like Tony Robbins who tell them, in essence, the impossible is always possible. And when this proves not to be true it is we who are the problem. We simply have to try harder.

The belief that by thinking about things, by visualizing them, by wanting them, we can make them happen is magical thinking. The purpose, structure and goals of the corporation can never be questioned. To question, to engage in criticism of the corporate collective, is to be obstructive and negative. We can always make more money, meet new quotas and advance our career if we have enough faith. This magical thinking is largely responsible for our economic collapse since any Cassandra who saw it coming was dismissed as "negative." This childish belief discredits legitimate concerns and anxieties. It exacerbates despair and passivity. It fosters a state of self-delusion. And it has perverted the way we think about the nation and ourselves.

Corporate employees, like everyone else, are gripped by personal dilemmas, anxieties and troubles. They are not permitted, however, to ask whether the problem is the corporate structure and the corporate state. If they are not happy there is, they are told, something wrong with them. Real debate, real clashes of opinion, are, in the happy world of corporatism, forbidden. They are considered rude. The corporations enforce a relentless optimism that curtails honest appraisal of reality and preserves hierarchical forms of organization under the guise of "participation." Corporate culture provides, as Christopher Lasch pointed out, a society dominated by corporate elites with an anti-elitist ideology.

Really brilliant essay by Chris Hedges.

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Monday, June 22, 2009


Why isn't anyone calling for a million un-insured or under insured march on Washington D.C. for healthcare?

Just wondering.

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Bill Moyers, Amy Goodman & Glenn Greenwald Video: Discussing The Establishment & Establishment Media aka They Are The Same Thing

In this video clip of a discussion among all three journalists, you will only be surprised by the topic - the big media are part of the elite and discuss only a narrow range of opinion - if you haven't been paying attention for the last couple of decades. One of the examples used is Tim Russert, his celebrity, plus the reality that his show was the ideal situation for Dick Cheney to "control" the message. Which tells you how little Dick Cheney had to fear from Russert, and how little journalism was involved. It could also be called - Don't Ask Hard Questions.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

California Representative Brad Sherman Video

The Democrats need to get this guy on as many television shows to counter the big media talking heads as much as possible. He just destroyed these two enablers of Wall Street in a performance that makes me want to say, Bravo!

Notice how the word "bad actors" keeps coming up? You know why they are saying that don't you? Because what it means is "it's not the system, it was just a few people". You can almost see them winking when they say it. They really, really want you to believe them because they don't want change to the system that brings them great wealth no matter what it does to anyone else.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Note To Jim Cramer & Joe Scarborough

Jim, for your own good - shut the fuck up!

Joe, Jon Stewart "cherry picks" the same way Media Matters "cherry picks", by showing what people actually say in context. Maybe in your world that is "cherry picking", but to most sane people, it looks like putting videotape to good use and using past statements to contrast with present statements. Sometimes it might even resemble calling people on their bullshit. Because it is! Somehow it doesn't surprise me that you would resent that, I would guess it's because people do it to you on a regular basis to call you on your bullshit.

Have a nice day!


Joe, the video below is what I mean about videotape being used to contrast past statements with current statements. In the video Jim Cramer implicates himself in illegal activity and claims the SEC doesn't even know what it is he is doing in manipulating the "free" market. This video explains why Jim Cramer is a fucking douchebag criminal asshole. Maybe now you will get what I mean, Joe.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Bushvilles: The New Hoovervilles

Last century, we had Hoovervilles, and this century, what else could it be but Bushvilles. It is only fitting. I personally could handle the name Republicanvilles myself.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Jon Stewart & The Daily Show Video: Rick Santelli & CNBC Financial Advice

What's amazing about this video is that Jon Stewart in 8 minutes shows you what a fraud Santelli and many of his CNBC cohorts are and yet the mainstream media treats these people with kid gloves. Almost as if they are such vast reservoirs of knowledge and so right on the money with predictions of the future that anything they say cannot be in doubt. Jon Stewart and his writers are better at showing you what is really going on in this country than the "real" journalists, who practice "real" journalism, are doing.

Why would that be?

Is it because all these "serious" and somber "real" journalists you see on TV everyday, are in fact, millionaires and are part of the establishment and elite of the country? And they have no more in common with the vast majority of the country than any of the other wealthy elite does?

I would think the answer is rather obvious.

When you are watching these people on TV, it is good to remember, that when it comes to rolling back the Bush tax cuts they are directly being hit right in their pocket books. Every single one of them. They are the top 1 or 2 percent of income earners in this country and until recently were making out quite well.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Jon Stewart Daily Show Video: CPAC After Party

In which Jon Stewart lets the right wing extremists speak for themselves.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Get clean coal clean! (NEW Air Freshener) Video

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Calexico Live Video: Alone Again Or

Nice cover of the Love tune written by Bryan Maclean and covered by many others including UFO and The Damned!

The Black Angels Live Video - Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven

Just recently found out about The Black Angels and I like what I have heard so far.

Video: 120,000 protest over Irish economy