Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
GO SEE THE DOCUMENTARY -
Someday, history will record the craziness in the idea that the most important new political movement in the 21st century (so far)—the Tea Party—was inspired by the rage of a cable news reporter. On February 19, 2009, Rick Santelli of CNBC launched into a rant on the floor of Chicago Mercantile Exchange, about the "losers" who were about to be helped by a meager mortgage relief package just signed into law by President Obama. (That program turned out to be a bust for those it intended to help.) "The government is promoting bad behavior," Santelli fumed. And he promised a "Chicago Tea Party in July"—a promise which then launched the Tea Party movement.
There is reason to be angry about the mess our economy is in. But it is crazy—literally crazy—to point to "the losers" as the cause. Instead, we need a Nation that at least understands the source of the disasters that surround us now. Last night, with some friends, I saw the very first great and accessible account of that source: A film narrated by Matt Damon—Inside Job.
Please see this film. It is an extraordinary documentary about the financial mess. It assigns the blame in a way that we can act upon. It is a story about influence producing insanity—within business, the academy, and most importantly, government. If America saw this story, there would be change. We want to do what we can to get people to at least watch.
Here's a list of opening dates for the film. Please take your 1,000 best friends to see it, and then ask your 10,000 best friends to help spread the word.
It will take more than soundbites from CNBC to bring America to the understanding it needs to Fix Congress First. This film is a fantastic first step.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"And that's my whole point, with the fallacy that limited government is the 'principled' stand of conservatives, it's only limited to the shit THEY want to do. That's my point." - John Stewart
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Exclusive - Eric Cantor Extended Interview Pt. 2|
The government has a roll in maintaining the integrity of our electoral process. The money corrupts the process, that's why we need public financing. Because it effects our national security. We can agree that the arguments are hyperbolic and insulting, to control the debate in Washington. So, how do we solve that problem? PUBLIC FINANCING OF ELECTIONS.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
"The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today on new forensic analysis by audio scientists Stuart Allen and Tom Owen on a recently discovered audio tape from the Kent State shootings. The analysis suggests that four shots from a .38-caliber pistol were fired 70 seconds before the National Guard opened fire on a crowd of student protesters, killing four and wounding nine others. The alleged shooter, student Terry Norman, was hired by the FBI to take photos of the protesters. It has been known for some time that he had a .38-caliber pistol on his person the day of the shootings, but he has always claimed that the gun was not fired during the protest, a claim that was backed up in sworn testimony from authorities at the time."