Archive for the 'Video' Category

SADDLE UP…! MOVE OUT…!

November 14th, 2017

John Oliver explains…

TONIGHT I’LL BE WATCHING WE THE PEOPLE 2.0

November 13th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: We the People 2.0—The Second American Revolution A new democracy movement is building elevating community and nature rights over corporate rights. We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution is a film featuring CELDF’s Thomas Linzey, Ben Price, and Tish O’Dell, with stories from across the country—including Pennsylvania, […]

A HYPOTAXIS RUN-ON SENTENCE BUMBLING ABOUT…

November 12th, 2017

Oddly enough, I’m reading Mark Forsyth’s The Elements of Eloquence—Secrets of the Perfect Turn of Phrase and on Friday I read chapter 11: Hypotaxis and Parataxis (and Polysyndeton and Asyndeton). Forsyth wrote: There’s nothing wrong with parataxis. It’s good, simple, plain, clean-living, hard-working, up-bright-and-early English. Wham. Bam. Thank you, ma’am. “Orwell liked it. Hemingway liked […]

SPENCER IS A (DANGEROUS) WHINY LITTLE TWIT…

November 8th, 2017

Richard Spencer is a whiny little twit, but he’s a dangerous whiny little twit. That’s why Gary Younge finally decided that interviewing the wasted mass of human genome was important. In Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking, Younge explains: In July this year, I interviewed the American white supremacist Richard Spencer, for […]

JOHN OLIVER OUGHT TO HAVE TALKED TO ROLDO…

November 5th, 2017

Yes, Amazon’s HQ2 feeding frenzy inspired John Oliver to do yet another of his insightful pieces on how clueless politicians have bought into the false idea that throwing tax dollars at already really wealthy people will create jobs, really good paying jobs (like mining coal), but, as the most recent tax bill illustrates, our elected […]

WELCOME TO THE PARADISE PAPERS…

November 5th, 2017

For a taste of the papers, see Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files. For the more visual examination of all this tax avoidery, there’s First Dog On the Moon.

WHITE POLITICIZE BAD, BROWN POLITICIZE GOOD!

November 1st, 2017

Meanwhile, over at National Review, David French, in Sure, Go Ahead and Politicize Tragic Events, and Jonah Goldberg, in Propriety for Thee, but Not for Me?, have a sleep-over pillow fight over the issue.

2009-2017: IT IS WHAT IT WAS..

October 31st, 2017

THE OPPOSITION PRESENTS A TAX-PLAN TWOFER…

October 26th, 2017

THIS, FRIENDS, IS HOW TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT…

October 25th, 2017

Via Mano Singham…

DON’T BE STUPID, BE A SMARTY, COME AND JOIN…

October 21st, 2017

On Friday, Mano Singham wrote Hugging as a protest tactic and included the 1999 video Michael Moore Vs. Westboro Baptist Church demonstrating that the best response to the small minded is not force and counter-violence, but humor. I’ve written about this theme before with particular focus on Stetson Kennedy and how he brought down the […]

IS TRUMP CHANNELING BARNEY STINSON…?

October 20th, 2017

Today, in talking with one of my students I shared a personal idea about President Donald John Trump for which I have absolutely no evidence. My thought, not unique to me [see update below], I know, is that Trump’s whole reason for becoming president was so that he could get even with President Barack Hussein […]

BUDISH IS DELUSIONAL, HIGH OR LYING…

October 20th, 2017

The only way that Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish could, with a straight face, say that: I truly believe that this is the best location for Amazon in the country. it’s that he is either delusional, high or in full politician mode and pathologically lying. Then you have to wonder, how much county time and […]

BEZOS WILL SAVE EARTH BY ENDING HUMANITY…

October 18th, 2017

In 1954, James Olds and Peter Milner conducted an experiment with rats whose brains were wired to stimulate the pleasure center. The rats could choose to press lever A, and get a food pellet, or lever B, and get a shot of pleasurable feelings in their tiny brains. Pleasure beat out food and the rats […]

BIG-OIL CORPORATIONS TEACHING 3RD-GRADERS…

October 17th, 2017

The key moment in the report comes at timemark 5:30: Oklahoma’s legislature cut $214 million from the education budget and gifted Big Oil with $216 million in tax breaks. Yea free market…!

WE’RE NOT CUSTOMERS, WE’RE THE PRODUCT…!

October 15th, 2017

COLBERT, STEWART ATTEMPT BALANCE, AND FAIL…

October 10th, 2017

NEW GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION BY HALFTIME…

October 9th, 2017

AMERICA’S TRACK-SUIT-SEX-OFFENDER…

October 8th, 2017

John Oliver almost gets there. He missed the opportunity for Americans to confront the reason, not the excuse, the reason why the Slavetocracy in the Confederacy was able to finally force votes to secede from the United States: wealth. The teaching moment came at timemark 08:59. Oliver dismisses the argument, but that is the central […]

WE’RE ALL OUT OF AFRICA, GET OVER YOUR SELF…

October 7th, 2017

So, this is the bit that frustrates me, if you want to talk racial purity, there is no such animal for two reasons: First, race is not a taxonomic classification and Second, the common ancestors of humanity all came from Africa, so dudes dudettes— We’re all Africans. Deal.

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