The death of a President who had a big heart for the under served in America
Friday, 31 August 2012
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
|Source: Lynxsa- Janet Jackson-|
Janet Jackson literally is one of the sexiest dancers of all-time. She has a great body, great style as far as showing off her body and great moves. Plus she has the music and that is what you get from a Janet Jackson show is a woman who is a musical dancer. She truly is a musical artist and if you're looking for a performer who sits on a stool or stands on stage and sings, but rarely moves other than to acknowledge their audience or band and perhaps their fans, Janet Jackson would be one of the last performers that you would want to go see. She's not somebody you want to watch if you're trying to fall asleep and perhaps want a slow show to finish you off and knock you out. If anything she's an extra caffeinated Dr. Pepper or Starbucks drink for people who need to study for three exams in one night. Even if you don't like her music I believe you have to at least give her credit for bringing a lot of energy to her shows and for her effort. She is someone who brings a lot to her shows even if you don't like her performances.
|Source: Nina Davisson-Janet Jackson-|
She brings so much energy to her performances. When Janet Jackson is not performing, she must be spending all her free time in the gym working out. Perhaps she's eating energy bars all the time and has a Starbucks kitchen in her house and drink all the caffeine all she wants. I think she would've made a hell of a pro athlete had she decided to go down that road instead of music. Music's huge loss and would have been pro sports great gain. As far as The Pleasure Principle, it's not one of my favorite songs. Sure! The video is great and very sexy watching Janet dance around in those tight black Guess jeans with that body. And it's great to see her perform that song live or on video. But the song it's self I don't believe is great music. And maybe that is just me not picking up the point of the song, but that is how I feel about it as a music fan especially an R&B/classic rock fan who has been following Janet Jackson since junior high which for me goes back to the late 1980s. But she always looks and sounds great performing.
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
|Equal Rights Leader|
I wanted to write a blog about Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign that he launched in 1967-68. A few years after the Civil and Voting Rights Acts of 1964 and 65 respectfully were passed by Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. But I couldn’t find footage of that campaign that was more than a couple of minutes long. But the video I did find is still pretty good. Dr. King, understood as a freedom fighter, that he was someone who fights for freedom, not the other way around.
That of course it was important that all Americans be treated equally under law for all of us to live in freedom. But for America to be a real liberal democracy, we had to do something about poverty in America. That at the time of the late 1960s, was around 25%, perhaps twice that much for African-Americans. And that these people no matter their race to truly to live in freedom, they had to have economic freedom as well. The ability to support themselves. And not forced to live off of public assistance and be forced to live in rundown ghettos, or be forced to live in rundown shacks in rural America. But be able to have a quality of life-like the rest of the country and be able to live in security.
The Poor People’s Campaign, or as I would call it the Campaign Against Poverty, was the next phase of the civil rights movement. They already established the Civil Rights Act, that no American would be allowed to be discriminated against based on their race, ethnicity, or gender. The Voting Rights Act, establishing that no American would be allowed to be denied the right to vote based on race, ethnicity, or gender. But after that was a movement to fight poverty in America. To first bring awareness to the problem, “this what we face as a country” and then hopefully come up with steps to address the issues of poverty.
They didn’t get to this part, MLK died in April, 1968. But this would’ve been the next phase of the civil rights movement. To go along with furthering non-violence, taking on the Vietnam War and perhaps fighting for human rights worldwide. This is just one example of why the assassination of Martin King was so tragic, especially at the age of 39. An early middle-age man if that. Because there was so much left for him to accomplish and work on and he simply just ran out of time because of an ignorant escaped prison inmate, who should’ve been rotting in a Missouri prison instead.
Monday, 27 August 2012
|Howard K. Smith-|
And we would’ve seen Republican Congress’s, not just a Republican Senate, but the GOP would’ve won back the House and Senate well before 1994. Perhaps even by 1980 with the Reagan Revolution, because the Democratic Party would’ve been left with a large hole to fill. With all of those Southern voters heading to the GOP, without other voters heading to the Democratic Party. So by bringing in all of these new voters to the Democratic Party, Senator McGovern deserves credit for saving the Democratic Party. From future losses in Congress and the White House after 1972.
Democrats added to their majorities in Congress in 1974. And they won back the White House while holding both the House and Senate in 1976. But the Democratic Party paid such a heavy price for it in 1972, yes President Nixon was pretty popular. But they were a very divided party between establishment Liberals who wanted a united party to face the Republicans in the fall and the anti-war New-Left Social Democrats. That wanted to take over the party and return it to where it was in the 1960s and build on the New Deal and Great Society. And George McGovern also deserves credit for running the most disorganize convention in the TV era.
One of the cutest mommies you'll ever see. Skyler White (played by the beautiful adorable Anna Gunn) comes off at least what I believe as a 'babe in the woods' (great Goodfellas line) in Breaking Bad. At least in the first season. I didn't become a regular viewer of this show until the third or fourth season. And Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) doesn't start off as a criminal. He's someone who get into the meth business to save his life and get the treatment that he needs for his cancer, as well as to support his family. He's a woefully underpaid middle-age science teacher in New Mexico. And goes into the meth business to again save his life and support his family. Skyler, his wife starts off this series as a homemaker. Who other than her husband's cancer believes he's a good honest man. Living a normal life.
As the first season moves along the White Family, Walter, Skyler and their son, is essentially broke. Walt, is bringing in the only income to the family. Forty-thousand-dollars a year as a high school science teacher. 2008-09, the start of the Great Recession and when it was at its worst. No economic or job growth. Even with Baby Boomers retiring, so Skyler goes back to work as an accountant. She's an accountant, not some former stripper bimbo married to one her former clients that she fell in love with. She's an educated an intelligent person and knows her family is going to need money and a lot of it. Especially with her husband in the hospital on a regular basis getting treatment. The accountant part is key here, because she figures out her husband has extra money here. Which is where this series gets very interesting.
This is when Walt is getting is meth business going and becoming successful with his high school dropout partner. She figures out that he's in the drug business, but doesn't turn him in. Maybe she's worried about what will happen to her if she does that. Maybe she's worried about what will happen to the father of her son who has cancer. Maybe she doesn't want to lose his income from his business, because again they need the money. But their family which was pretty normal pre-cancer, now becomes very stressful and Skyler and Walt, now are arguing on a regular basis and even separate, but never actually divorce. This is really a great and funny crime drama with all sorts of great characters. And Skyler White played by Anna Gunn, is a huge part of that.
|Source: Curt Ammerman-|
Another large Lizard King otherwise known as Jim Morrison. With another cover who really other than the outfit looks nothing like Jim Morrison. If you're going to call yourself a cover band because you want to play the music as another band in particular, you should look and sound the part. The guy playing Jim Morrison looks like he could be a bad ass biker dude who always wears all black including leather jeans, which are very common with biker men and black leather boots. Which again are very common with biker men. As well as a big metal belt. Biker men tend to wear studded metal belts instead of Western concho belts. But Jim Morrison wasn't a biker dude. His recreational vehicle was a Ford GTO Mustang. And he even wore his black leather jeans in the California desert. Morrison was a blues rocker and his style was based off of Western and Indian wear. Not what biker men wear which is what the guy in this video looks like.
Sunday, 26 August 2012
AlterNet: Lauren Kelly: Bill Maher- The Only Thing You Need to Know About Rep. Todd Akin & Anatomy is That He's an Asshole
I think to understand Todd Akin you have to understand the Missouri U.S. Senate race between Senator Claire McCaskill and Representative Todd Akin. Representative Akin, probably represents a very rural, redneck even heavily Protestant district, where his positions on rape and abortion are not just mainstream, but perhaps considered expected. The problem that Representative Akin is that even if part of Missouri looks like South Carolina and the capital of the Bible Belt, Missouri is essentially a swing state. Where you can’t be very far-right and can’t be far-left at all and expect to win statewide there. Representative Akin, might be able to get away with saying that women shouldn’t be allowed by law to wear tight outfits in public and work out of the home. In his district, but not statewide.
The problems that radicals whether they’re on the Right, or on the Left, who serve in the House and perhaps are only there because they have gerrymandered districts that represents their own views, is that when they move out of their comfort zone which might just be next door, is they’re no longer home. They are now in world where people don’t want big government in people’s personal lives. Where there’s no such thing as a legitimate rape. You can’t run a statewide political campaign in a swing state by tailoring your message to your own overly partisan gerrymandered House district. To win statewide in a state like Missouri it helps not to be very radical at all in one direction, or the other. But if you are, then you need to moderate as you try to represent the whole state.
The Todd Akin’s of the Republican Party represent not just the Bible Belt in Congress and in America, but the Saudi wing of Congress and America as well. A population of the country that might like bashing Islāmic terrorism and claim to be against it. But endorse a country like Saudi Arabia’s policies when it comes to social policy and women’s issues. Where women on a good day might be second-class citizens in their own country, but generally are treated as property of their men. They can’t even decide how to dress themselves in public. Can’t drive a car, risk getting the death penalty if they cheat on their spouses, or boyfriends and I could go on. But I don’t want to be accused of sending anyone into a depression. That is the lifestyle and how the Christian-Right wants to see for American women in the land of the free. And that is where Todd Akin comes from.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Back in the late 1980s or early 90s or perhaps both, ESPN had a show called Home Run Derby, well they showed the rebroadcasts of these shows. That were on in the 1950s or 60s, I watched this show during week after school around 4-5 PM and if you like the Home Run Derby at the MLB All Star game every year. Then you watch this show because, check it out on YouTube or ESPN Classic or something and you are interested this type of thing. Because this show was the ultimate slugfest, because they would invite two of the top power hitters in the game every week during the season. When these guys were healthy and playing everyday, so they weren't rusty or anything. And the idea was literally to see who could hit the most home runs on each show and it was a home run or nothing. Everything else was an out even a line drive off the outfield wall or something. I like this show so much that my friends in the neighborhood and little brother would imitate this show or try to. Someone would throw batting practice and each of us would get three outs instead of nine. We did it a little differently but they were real outs, except for the fact that all of our hits had to be home runs or they wouldn't of count. Three strikes per out that sorta thing.
This was a very exciting show unless you hate baseball or something, because it would have the top power hitters in the game competing in it. And back in the 1950s and 60s, that meant guys like Ted Williams, Willy Mays, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killebrew. With a guy throwing batting practice, just lofting the ball over the plate and then its up to the hitter to hit a home run or he would be out. Unless he swings at a pitch thats called a ball by the umpire. Great show to see some of the best hitters in baseball every week.
|Source: Vovan Chel- Janet Jackson-|
What I get from this song is how cute Janet Jackson sounds singing this song. The voice sounds like the voice of a little girl, but she sounds real good and looks real good singing. Like beautiful sexy women instead of a little girl. I believe that is just part of her being so adorable naturally where she can still come off as a little girl even in her forties. Very similar to Raquel Welch, when Janet is in her seventies she'll still come off as a very young woman. With her face, voice and body. Assuming she stays on course and continues to do such a great job of taking care of herself. Janet is the cutest R&B singer of her generation. And yet she's also one of the best if not the best, because she has such a sweet voice as well as a good message and is able to be very entertaining and sexy and yet communicate a great message of love and tolerance. In an era where America is so divided where you have one part of the country that is use to running everything on their own, with so many other different American emerging and ready to take their claim and be part of America as well. With the old guard not ready to lose power even as they are.
FRSCitizenJournal: NBC Sports: NFL 1976: AFC Final: Steelers @ Raiders: Kurt Gowdy and Don Meredith With The Call
7 Birthers Speaking at the Republican National Convention | Alternet
Birhers and perhaps other escaped Mental Patients will be invading the 2012 RNC
Birhers and perhaps other escaped Mental Patients will be invading the 2012 RNC
|Source: MTV- Janet Jackson & crew, at the 1993 MTV VMA's-|
Janet Jackson is a beautiful baby-faced adorable woman who have never looked more than half her age (at least according to her face) with a great body and has always been proud of that. That is what I get from this 1993 performance of her. With basically wearing nothing more than a bra, to go with her tight denim jeans and wearing black leather boots as well. With dancers wearing the same thing. A very common look today with musical performers especially beautiful women, but Janet doing this in the early 1990s and not only looking this way, but showing herself off on stage in front of her audience and I bet in front of a lot of young men as well. Janet's sexuality has always been a big part for her shows, because she's always been a very sexy woman and she loves to dance and combines those two characteristics very well. A very beautiful sexy woman with a great personality, to go long with a lot of talent as a performer. And is someone who always gives her fans more than their money's worth.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Yankee Stadium was a great place for baseball, but it was a stadium a very big one at that. At one point it seated something like seventy-thousand for baseball and like eighty-thousand for football. Yankee Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium and one of the few good if not great multipurpose stadiums that were ever built. Baltimore Memorial Stadium would be another one and Tiger Stadium in Detroit would be another one as well. And Yankee Stadium the old one at least was certainly a great baseball castle, but I wouldn’t put it down as a great ballpark, because it was a multipurpose stadium instead.
|Source: Trish Byonic-Janet Jackson-|
Janet Jackson Up Close and Personal Down Under. I guess that could be taken in a sexual way, because Janet is a very sexual sexy woman, but Melbourne is a big city in Australia and it is down under. Janet of course is from America where she was born and raised. (Gary, Indiana to be precise) But she's an international performer who is also popular in Europe and Asia, including Australia. She's reached the level of Whitney Houston I believe as far as how popular and now talented she is as part of that generation. Entertainers born in the 1960s and 1970s, Generation X which is also my generation. Because again because of how multi-talented she is and how physically attractive. Great singer, great writer, great dancer, very intelligent woman who is also a great communicator. A beautiful baby-faced adorable woman with great style and never afraid to show herself off and beautiful a performer she really is. And is someone who'll probably be perfuming live for another thirty-years or more if she chooses to.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
|Source: G Irafe- Janet Jackson-|
To be completely honest with you I don't watch Janet Jackson in concert (well actually on my computer) because I believe she's a great singer and go out-of-my-way to see and hear her sing when I get the opportunity. I do like some of her songs like Black Cat and a few others, but what really gets my attention about her is how she moves and how she plays to her audience. How she gets her crowd involved, moves around the stage and of course Janet Jackson as the dancer. She is simply one of the most talented, sexiest and best dancers and entertainers in the business today regardless of what style of music you're talking about. She's always in great shape, she's very talented and creative as a dancer and she knows these things and is more than happy letting her fans (perhaps especially guys) see her perform on stage. People always get their money worth and they go to her shows and see her online, because she's such a great entertainer and a sexy dancer. And that is what brings me back to her over and over.
|Source: Patrick Knup-Janet Jackson-|
I think the Rhythm Nation album is Janet Jackson's best album. Black Cat is a great classic rock song is also a great video. Love Will Never Do is a great love song. (If that is what you're looking for) The tour and concerts are great (not that I ever went to one) just from seeing them on YouTube. Whatever you think of Janet Jackson and I'm a fan, but not her biggest fan, I believe you have to give her credit for being a great live performer. She's a great entertainer, because she has the voice, she looks great, beautiful, adorable, great body, she moves so well and is a great dancer. But The Pleasure Principle similar to Justin Timberlake's I'm Bringing Sexy Back song, I just don't get the point of it. Where did sexy ever go and what is The Pleasure Principle. Great video and again she looks great doing it performing it with her singing and dancing. But what's the point of the song? Or is it just some pop culture catch phrase that she was hoping would catch on and just rely on that. Instead of thinking it was a real song with real substance.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
|Source: Elle-Janet Jackson-|
Janet Jackson the great sexy dancer. That is exactly what she is, because she's always in great shape at least when she's performing and moves so well and knows exactly how to move. And always surrounds herself with other great sexy dancers and apparently isn't worried about being shown up and outperformed. And of course her great style and how she looks. A beautiful baby-faced adorable woman who has a great woman's body even if she's as cute as a little girl. A women who loves tight jeans and tight denim and looks great in them with that great body and style. And not afraid to let the world know how sexy she is and how well she moves. Whatever you think of her music and I'm not exactly the president of her fan club, because I don't like all of her songs, but she's a hell of a performer. Because she has such a sweet voice and always an interesting message and moves so gracefully and looks so sexy. She's one of the best performers not just from her generation, but I believe who has ever lived.
Liberal democracy, worked pretty well in America except for African-Americans and perhaps other racial minorities. Which is why the civil rights movement was so important and Reverend Martin L. King comes along in the 1950s part of the civil rights generation that he in large part created. And concluded that for America to be a true liberal democracy, that all Americans should have their liberty and not just a special few. That liberal democracy had to work for all of us, not some of us, or we weren’t a real liberal democracy.
As President Kennedy said, we would be a country that’s half free and half slave. With some Americans with the liberty to live up to their full-potential in life and get out of life what they put into it, with everyone else being dependent on what the special few gave us. And that forced segregation and racism was wrong and unacceptable and that this can’t be tolerated in a liberal democracy. And knew how to fight back against this and mobilized people who felt the same way. Dr. King’s political skills were also very good, he understood that not all Caucasian-Americans were racists and believed in forced segregation. He also knew that not all Southern Caucasians were racists either and reached out to those people a well.
Another thing that Dr. King understood that when of this interview in 1957, that African- Americans made up roughly 10% of the American population. And for his movement to ever get off the ground, let alone succeed, he was going to need the help of other Americans. Similar to the gay rights movement today. Which is why he reached out to Caucasians, Jews, Latinos and others, especially in the media, to get the message out. And did a lot of interviews in print and broadcast. To spread the movement of non-violence, peace and equal rights for all Americans and again not just for the special few.
Thats a big part along with their keen intelligence that made Dr. King and Malcolm X so special. They both really knew how to work the media to get their message out. This is also what made people like Richard Hefner so special like this, who understood the greatness of people before they were famous. Dr. King, understood the power of the media, especially the electronic media before a lot of other people did. Similar to Jack Kennedy and knew how to use it to get their message out and spread the word of what they were trying to say and be able to communicate. Not only to their followers, but also to bring in a lot of other new followers. And had a great message to get out and communicate to America.
|Equal Rights Leader|
AlterNet: Will Doig- Tampa: Screwed Up Tampa- Is Home To The GOP Convention: Let's Welcome The Christian-Right GOP To The 21st Century
|Source: AlterNet- Tampa, Florida, home to the Christian-Right GOP & porn-|
The adult entertainment capital of the United States, is hosting the Christian-Nationalist political party that is the Republican Party in name only, ( or RINOS ) since a lot of them don't even believe in the concept of the republic at all and would prefer a Christian-Theocracy for the United States.
|Source: Good Ole Woody's Blog- Mitt Romney & his new friend|
But since Southern Baptists dominate the so-called Republican Party now and with Mitt Romney having to pretend he's actually not a Yankee ( New York or otherwise ) and trying to convince people he's really just from down South and has never had the progressive or liberal views that he's had in the past about American culture and social issues in general, the so-called Republican Party or Southern Baptists at a porn convention, no longer sounds like an Onion story.
It still sounds like a joke and something that you would read from The Onion, but they're actually going to be in the porn capital of the United States, if not the world for their summer national convention. Which sounds as ridiculous as seeing Kanye West perform at a Ku Klux Klan rally country music singer Kenny Rogers performing in Compton, California. Something just seems off about that story and looks like who ever prepared this convention didn't do their homework. And didn't stop to realize that probably most if not a majority of Republicans would like to outlaw pornography altogether ( not just Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum ) And yet the GOP is going to the biggest city in America if not the world where pornography is not just legal, but performed all over town and in multiple ways.
|Source: Christians For Donald Trump- The Christian-Right, all aboard the Trump Train|
Source: FRS Daily Journal Plus
We knew ( we, meaning anyone who follows American politics objectively ) that there was serious hypocrisy amongst the so-called Christian-Conservative movement in America as early as 2005-06. With Christian Pastors who claimed that homosexuality is a sin and would then be caught cheating on their wives with men and sometimes even boys. U.S Representative Republican Mark Foley, having to resign from the House in 2006, because he had an affair with a Congressional male intern. That these so-called Christian-Conservatives would have one view in public that was against what they saw as threats to American culture like homosexuality, adultery, and pornography, but then in private would engage in the activities that publicly they would put down and even call for the government to outlaw them.
|Source: The Critical Mind- Donald Trump, in bed with the Christian-Right|
|Source: Bilgrimage- The Christian-Right & Donald Trump|
|Source: Salon Magazine- Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump & FRC President Tony Perkins|
|Source: The Young Turks: Cenk Uygur, Alex Taylor & Cara Santa Maria- Strip Club Hires Sarah Palin Lookalike: For RNC Convention in Tampa|
|Source: Shawns Girl 69-Janet Jackson-|
Up Close and Personal from 2011. Janet Jackson's greatest hits album and even tribute album to her fans, as well as herself. At this point she had already had twenty-five years in the music business as a singer and already had three great successful albums. Control from 1986-87, Rhythm Nation from 1989-90 and Janet from 1993-94. She's about 9-10 years older than I am so this is first album that I got to see from her as an actual adult. What you also see from Up Close and Personal is a new style. She was big on black denim jeans and black boots in the early 1990s and even black shirts. But she really went hard-cord with that this decade and made black tight t-shirts, with black Levis, black military boots, a black studded belt, a huge part of her look. And with her body and great ability as a dancer she really makes that look fly. Where guys such as myself not only want to hear her sing, but see her move and check her out. Because she really is a beautiful baby-faced adorable woman with a great body. And hasn't lost a thing physically in twenty-five years.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
The Democrats didn't have anyone who could beat Richard Nixon in 1972. They also didn't have a united party that could do that as well. One of the reasons why Senator George McGovern as leader of the party for that fall campaign reformed the rules for how delegates were assigned at conventions was to bring in more Americans to the party. The party was transitioning from a Southern based party with Northeastern ties to a party that by the 1980s was heavily dependent on the Northeast and West Coast to win. As well as big cities in the Midwest. Because Senator McGovern brought in African-Americans, Latinos, Jews and Asians to the party from these big cities in the country.
George McGovern whatever you think of his politics was a very bright man. And served South Dakota very well in Congress both in the House and later in the Senate. And I'm sure at the very least knew that even if he did win the Democratic nomination for president he had not an uphill battle against President Nixon in the fall. But more like a swimmer trying to swim upstream with one arm, one leg and one eye. But what he did in 1972 as far as changing the voting rules in the party paid off really well for Democrats in 1976 with Jimmy Carter. And perhaps helped Democrats hold onto the House of Representatives for another 22 years after 72 with all of the new voters that came to the party. But 1972 was not a year that Democrats were prepared to win back the presidency. They were in transition and way too divided.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Democrats and Senator George McGovern were so desperate to get attention and support behind their campaign that they tried to make Watergate an issue in the summer and fall of 72. Even though most of the country hadn't even heard of the Watergate Hotel yet, let alone the burglary there. Landslides tend to happen at least at the presidential level when you have a fairly popular president which is what Richard Nixon was for most of 1972, with a large percentage of the country believing things are going well. Facing a divided opposition party like the Democratic Party in 72. That couldn't decide who their presidential nominee was going to be and which faction of the party would get it until they got to the convention itself. Opposition parties need to be united behind a leader in order to defeat the President of the United States. Which is not what the Democrats were in 72.
Thats one thing that’s great about Breaking Bad, is you never know where its going. This is a show that I at least perfectly believes represents the time that it was part of perhaps as well if not better than any other show ever created. Comes on the air in 2008 at the start of the Great Recession. Bryan Cranston, plays Walter White, a middle-age high school science teacher in New Mexico. Who has just been diagnosed with cancer and will need hundreds of thousands of dollars of treatment in order to survive it and beat it. The problem he has is that he’s a forty-thousand-dollar a year high school teacher. Who has health insurance from his school, but that is only going to go so far. 2008-09, pre-Affordable Care Act. You could only use so much health insurance in dollars at that point before you got cut off. His wife at the time is a homemaker and they have a teenage son.
This is where I believe this show gets real, so to speak. How many other Americans are going through similar circumstances, at least at this point. Come down with an illness that they simply can’t afford to take care of. Even though they have a middle class job that comes with real benefits. What Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) has going for him is that he’s a science teacher. And is in touch with one of his former students who is now a small time drug dealer and criminal. And they decide to go into the illegal narcotics business by making meth. So Walter can survive financially, as well as physically. And they end up becoming pretty successful in New Mexico as meth dealers even though they have to deal with so many risks, dangers and stress of this business.
Breaking Bad is about as dramatic and real as a show gets, but its like watching a comedy every week. Or at least a dramatic comedy with very funny people and not just Bryan Cranston, but Dean Norris who plays Walter’s brother in-law and Skyler’s brother. As well as Bob Odenkirk and many others. And this show gives you a very entertaining and humorous look at the New Mexico meth business. And what people might do if they’re absolutely desperate and believe they have no way out. And have to take huge risks like being caught and being sent away to prison for decades. Or being killed by sellers and dealers who want to screw you, or see you as some threat. Where there’s no one you can trust, perhaps especially your family. Because you don’t want anyone to find out.
Sunday, 19 August 2012
The Young Turks: Ana Kasparian & Cenk Uygur- Liberal Bias? CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien Accused by Right-Wing
|Source: The Young Turks- Soledad O'Brien & John Sununu-|
If you’ve followed the career of CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien who’s also worked at NBC News and I’m sure other places and you don’t look at it from left, or right, but you judge her career instead, especially if you look at her documentaries and panel discussions, its, pretty clear she comes at her job from a political viewpoint. The whole series Black and Brown in America is a good example of that. I’m not saying she’s not qualified, or doesn’t do a good job, but she approaches issues from the left and would probably be better suited for being on MSNBC than CNN.
Soledad, could be the Bill O’Reilly of NBC News, who takes on people in power from both sides, but also has an ideological viewpoint. That she’s not afraid to make public, but goes after people on both sides. To give you an example of Bill O’Reilly. Back in the summer of 2003, when it was discovered that there wasn’t any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and we went to war there, based on bogus evidence to put it nicely, O’Reilly announced he was done with President Bush.
O’Reilly announced he was done with President Bush and was no longer going to carry his water for him. He goes after people on both sides, but is definitely a right-winger himself, but not a puppet. Well Soledad O’Brien could be that watchdog for the left and even take on leftists. When she feels she should, which I’m sure he has in the past. She could be Mike Wallace, or Ted Koppel of CNN. Someone who goes after people in power. Not to bring people down, but to hold them accountable and make them back up their argument and policies, or pay a price for it.
As far as Soledad O’Brien’s interview with John Sununu Sr. President H.W. Bush’s Chief of Staff, as well as former Governor of New Hampshire, I think she did a good job. Politicians don’t like to be asked anything that could put them on the defensive and get them off of their talking points. When they do interviews like this, they see their role as speaking up for the candidates they support and speaking out against the candidates they oppose. And anything that’s a tough question which is what anchors get paid to do if they are news anchors which is what Soledad is.
Good anchors put politicians on the defensive when they feel they need to, so what they do instead of answering the questions, is to respond by taking it out on the anchor. For example, ‘how can you ask me that question, when we should be talking about Joe Jones horrible foreign policy. And my candidate’s great record at creating jobs and balancing budgets, or whatever.’ Soledad was quoting off of Mitt Romney’s website and wanted a response from Governor Sununu about it.
Is there a leftist bias in the media whether it’s liberal or progressive, of course there is. Just like there’s a rightist bias in the media as well coming from Neoconservatives. Which is why people who are interested in the news, shouldn’t put all of their eggs in one basket (so to speak) when it comes to gathering their news. And if you are a regular viewer of MSNBC or FNC, I suggest you checkout other news networks, so you can get all the truth, instead of part of it.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
|Source: The Young Turks- TYT Baby Girl Ana Kasparian-|
Warning! Too all of you sensitive viewers who are offended by cussing, you may want to close your eyes as you attempt to read this blog. Because it may have language inappropriate for your sensitive eyes and brain.
If fining people for what they say in public and I’m talking about what people say to each other, we obviously don’t have a constitutional right to threaten people, but that’s not what this is about, but what people say in public that’s not threatening especially when they are angry and have a right to be or are inpatient, if fining people for blowing off steam (to put it mildly) is not a violation of the First Amendment, the constitutional right to free speech, then the First Amendment is useless. And should be thrown out and we no longer live in a liberal democracy, but a police state.
Which perhaps some Americans would like us to be so we can become what we say we are against and get on other countries for being. Fines for foul language, perhaps they make sense on TV, especially for kids who don’t understand that language yet. And we don’t want them cussing out their parents and teachers and that sort of thing and hopefully vice-versa, all right. I can go along with that, but fining people for what they say on the streets, even when they aren’t cussing at anyone in particular, is fucking bullshit. And I already put out the warning so don’t get on me for that now.
For someone in my age range and generation, I don’t cuss very often. People now judge other people for how much they cuss. You’ll have a hard time finding a comedian under fifty today who doesn’t fucking cuss their ass off when performing and in general. They do it to sound cool and to be funny. For a lot of people cussing is a way of communication, that’s how they talk, you won’t find a hit fictional show on cable (and not just HBO) that doesn’t have a ton of cussing. A shit load even, (if you prefer) because they want their shows to sound cool.
And that’s how you communicate to young people today. For me cussing is a form of expression, I cuss to express anger, or amazement. Like, “holy shit that building is huge!” Or that guy is fat to use as examples. But I’m not one whose blown away by things like that very often and a pretty even-tempered guy and will say what the hell, or get the hell out of here, that sort of thing, instead of what the fuck. So when I do drop F or S Bombs, you know I meant it and not just trying to sound cool.
But just because I don’t fucking cuss my ass off on a regular basis, doesn’t mean I believe others should be fined when they do. Because that’s just plain God Damn Fucking Stupid! Is your life so fucking boring that you have to regulate what comes out of other people’s mouths, when they aren’t threatening, or libeling people, or yelling fire in a crowded place? Is your thumb so far of your fucking ass, you don’t have anything better to do with your time? And that pretty much sums up how I feel about this Massachusetts so-called public decency law.
Looking back at it now, not sure if the Ted Kennedy presidential run hurt or helped President Carter. In a way it actually helped him, because the Democratic contest really got his reelection campaign going. And he just didn't beat Senator Kennedy in most of the primaries, but he trounced him. Teddy, didn't wain a major primary until March of 1980. But it hurt the President in the sense that now the party was divided between their Progressive Left and even George McGovern New-Left and their Center-Left. Their New Democratic Coalition that Jimmy Carter represented. Going up in the fall against a very united Republican Party that was all behind Ronald Reagan. And anxious to get back into power and win the White House back.
Friday, 17 August 2012
|Source: All Histories- Film about The New Deal-|
The New Deal I believe has a mixed bag when it comes to the Great Depression as far as how it dealt with the Depression. Social Security and the minimum wage and perhaps a few other things like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, have all been success’. But the American economy ten years into the Depression which stared in 1931, or so and again the Depression took up most of Franklin Roosevelt’s first two terms as President, the economy was still in fairly weak shape. A lot of what you probably see in this video is probably true, but they’re not going to give you the whole story. Americans went back to work during the 1930s, but a lot of other Americans were still out of work. Or not making the money that they use to and perhaps now working part-time.
If you look at the American economy in the 1930s and then go up to the 1940s, there’s no comparison. The 1930s, America is either in depression, or recession most of if not the whole decade. And was looking at unemployment levels of twenty-percent or more. The 1940s, thanks to World War II and I’m sure some government infrastructure investment, is where you see Americans go back to work and working good jobs. The 1940s and World War II, were huge economic booms for the American auto industry and the American military industry. All of those vehicles and equipment that was needed to fight World War II in Europe and Japan. And you obviously need good workers to build those vehicles and that equipment. And that is where the jobs are created.
Of course any government propaganda video is going to show you the highlights of what the current administration is working on and show their success’. So this film isn’t any different in that way. Which is why people need to know the difference between the whole truth and propaganda and do their own research. Not that government will lie to you necessarily of course, at least not all the time even though the best administration’s do lie, but they’re not going to tell you the whole story. But what they want you to hear, which is really the definition of propaganda. So what you need to do is find out the rest of the story and then be able to judge for yourself what is really going on. And how bad or good it actually is.