Reading Time: 2 minutes As we enter yet another presidential election season, let’s consider the 1986 message from the band Timbuk 3, that “Presidential elections are planned distractions.” Is that just clever rhyming, or is there something to it?
Reading Time: < 1 minute In this classic bit from early 90s, the comedian/commentator Bill Hicks weighs in on the First Gulf War, George HW Bush, manipulating the masses, and more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Are you familiar with the Tuskegee experiment? Imagine something comparably awful, but unknown to this day….
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ talks to Thom Hartmann about Bush’s personal motivation for invading Iraq…Thom asks about revelations found in Family of Secrets
Reading Time: < 1 minute Actor John Lithgow reads Newt Gingrich press release. The stuff of Shakespeare
Reading Time: < 1 minute Sometimes, comedy can make you laugh and shudder at the same time. This is one of those. The inimitable Bill Hicks talks about JFK, Oswald, and the biggest mystery of our time. View with caution.
Reading Time: 3 minutes George Carlin on Modern Man. From 2004 but could be yesterday….
Reading Time: 3 minutes Once the carefully choreographed “feel-good” events (Royal Wedding, Osama’s Death) are over, who will deal with reality?
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Reading Time: 3 minutes If George Carlin were still with us, we’d have recruited him for the WhoWhatWhy advisory board. He had a certain clarity about the world that is sadly lacking. Accept no substitute….
Reading Time: 2 minutes When I wrote a piece the other day about a scandal rocking National Public Radio over “inappropriate” comments NPR fundraising executives make on edited hidden-camera footage, I wondered whether raw footage might provide some useful context. I did not know at the time that such raw footage was there to be scrutinized.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Is the Canadian government using police as agents provocateurs to discredit demonstrators? And if so, does this only take place in Canada? Watch this and tell us what you know. Image Credit: (commons.wikimedia.org/wiki)
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy commenter David pointed us to the following video of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura discussing his brush with the Central Intelligence Agency as a newly elected state leader . . . In the video, Ventura discusses material from his recent memoir Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me!. He repeats the following claims: (1) Shortly Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ was recently on Laura Flanders’s GRITtv to discuss Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination, the Tiller murder, Obama’s Middle East speech, and the upcoming Reagan centennial. Here’s Russ on the public controversies surrounding Sotomayor: I think most of these [accusations against Sotomayor] are what I would call misdirection. It’s an attempt to focus the public’s eye away Read More